This Policy is the sole authorized statement of SAVWATT’s practices with respect to the online collection of personally identifiable information and the usage of such information. Any summaries of this Policy generated by third party software or otherwise shall have no legal effect, are in no way binding upon SAVWATT shall not be relied upon in substitute for this Policy, and neither supersede nor modify this Policy.
The Information We Gather
SAVWATT gathers two types of information about visitors to our Site:
- Non-personally identifiable information: When visitors come to our Site, we collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things, which pages of the Site were visited, the order in which they were visited and which hyperlinks were "clicked." Collecting such information involves the logging of the IP addresses, operating system and browser software used by each visitor to the Site. Although such information is not personally identifiable, it may be possible to determine from an IP address a visitor’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
We also use "cookies" — that is, small text files placed on a visitor’s computer hard drive — to help us determine the type of content and sites to which a visitor to the Site links, the length of time each visitor spends at any particular area of the Site and the SAVWATT services visitors choose to use. Essentially, cookies are a visitor’s identification card for the SAVWATT computers, or servers, that placed them there. Cookies are only read by the server that placed them, and are unable to execute any code or virus. Cookies allow SAVWATT to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalize your experience at the Site. Nevertheless, you should be able to control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser. For more information on how to do so, please refer to the documentation accompanying your browser.
- Personally identifiable information: You do not have to provide personally identifiable information to use the Site. However, particular services made available through the Site may require us to collect personally identifiable information from you. We collect such personally identifiable information only when you affirmatively provide it to us - for example, when registering for such services, when submitting an inquiry form to the Site, or in connection with responding to employment opportunities posted on the Site. You may be asked to provide your contact information (including, for example, first name, surname, street address, email address, telephone number) and, when applicable, information concerning your business or areas of interest.
How We Use (and Do Not Use) the Information We Gather
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways SAVWATT uses the information that it gathers:
- Non-personally identifiable information: SAVWATT uses non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our visitors, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the Site.
- Personally identifiable information: Although you are required to complete the contact process if you wish to use certain services on the Site, you may choose to "opt out" of receiving informational and promotional materials from SAVWATT. SAVWATT periodically sends such materials to those customers who have not "opted out" of receiving them. These mailings clearly indicate the originator of the e-mail and provide the customer with a method of "opting out" of receiving future communications of a similar nature.
Individuals may provide SAVWATT with personally identifiable information through offline means, such as business cards exchanged in connection with sales meetings, tradeshows or other business events. SAVWATT reserves the right to contact such individuals, and to send them SAVWATT informational and promotional materials via email. These mailings clearly indicate the originator of the e-mail and provide the individual with a method of "opting out" of receiving future communications of a similar nature. Such personally identifiable information will otherwise be treated in accordance with this Policy.
If you contact us by email through the Site, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and reserve the right to use your email address, and any information you provide in your message, to respond thereto. In addition, from time to time we may email important information regarding the use of the Site or services to visitors who have provided us with their email addresses. Because this information may be important to your use of the Site, it is not possible to "opt out" of receiving these emails.
Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to release information concerning any visitor when that visitor is in violation of our other published guidelines, or partakes (or is reasonably suspected of partaking) in any illegal activity, and to release such information in response to court and governmental orders, civil subpoenas, discovery requests and as otherwise required by law. We also reserve the right to release information about our visitors when we believe in good faith that such release is required to protect the rights, property, safety or security of SAVWATT our visitors or the public, or to respond to an emergency.
SAVWATT has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of that visitor information which is under our control. Unfortunately, no security system, or system of transmitting data over the Internet, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result of the foregoing, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the security of our servers, the means by which information is transmitted between your computer and SAVWATT's servers, or any information provided to us or to any third party through or in connection with the Site. You provide all such information at your own risk.
Changing or Deleting Personal Information
If you would like to have your personally identifiable information removed from SAVWATT’s database or changed, please contact us here, and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. (We may need to contact you in order to be sure that we are deleting or changing the appropriate information.) When requesting that personally identifiable information be removed, please keep in mind that there will be residual information that will remain within SAVWATT databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes; however, SAVWATT reserves the right, from time to time, to re-contact former customers or visitors to the Site.
SAVWATT reserves the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from visitors, or that we otherwise collect concerning the Site, to a third party in the event of a sale or transfer of assets or of any portion of our business.
Offline vs. Online Practices
Please note that this Policy applies solely to our online information gathering and dissemination practices in connection with the Site, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline, with the following exception. SAVWATT may merge information collected about you through offline means, such as business cards that we receive in connection with sales presentations, or in the course of attending seminars, tradeshows or other business events, with data about you that is stored in our databases.
Last updated on: 16 November 2010