The Energy Collective respects each individual’s right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information through our web site only in the ways disclosed in this statement. This statement applies solely to information collected at The Energy Collective’s web site.
Part I. Information Collection and Security
The Energy Collective only collects information on our web site submitted by registered users. Such information may include user-submitted news and events, uploaded photos, profiles, private messages and blog posts. The information is collected by the voluntary submittal of such by registered users.
The Energy Collective’s web site employs the use of “cookies”. A cookie is a small text file that our web server places on a user’s computer hard drive to be a unique identifier. Cookies enable The Energy Collective to track usage patterns and deliver customized content to users.
We use Google Analytics features based on Display Advertising (Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). You can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Ads settings https://www.google.com/settings/ads. We will not facilitate the merging of personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected from Display Advertising features unless you consent to that merger. You can also opt out using the following Google tool: Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/. We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to facilitate this.
The Energy Collective does not divulge any personally identifiable information about registered users or The Energy Collective members to outside parties without permission for any reason (with the exception of a request made for such information [which is legally warranted and presented in person] by an official law enforcement official or agency).
We will ask your permission to share your contact information with our sponsors when we conduct specific initiatives around our content or the content of our sponsors. This permission is something you may choose not to grant by “opting out” on our webforms.
For COPPA compliance (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), The Energy Collective asserts that its web site contains nothing designed, displayed or formatted to attract, influence, interest, or solicit anyone under the age of eighteen. The Energy Collective memberships are available only to individuals 18 and older.
Part II. Information Usage
The information collected by The Energy Collective is used for the purposes of this web site only. Registered users may receive additional announcements from us about site news, events, private messages, uploaded photos, blog posts, and web site updates. Out of respect for the privacy of our registered users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications. We may also provide you with content suggestions as well as EPP commercial opportunities based on your on-site behavior observed through cookies.
We do offer links to other web sites. Please note: When you click on links to other web sites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours.
Because our web site also offers user-submitted posts and comments, please be advised that information posted in these venues becomes public knowledge with the submittal of any information or images contained therein.
Part III. Access to Information
Registered users who wish to delete their information from our database must notify us by email.
Part IV. Problem Resolution
If problems arises from your use of this website, please feel free to email The Energy Collective.