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Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting aceee.org, an American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (hereinafter designated ACEEE) site. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at this ACEEE site.
 

Privacy Policy

Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, and changes will be posted, but changes will only apply to activities and information in the future, not retroactively. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.
 

The Information We Collect

At some ACEEE sites, you can order products or subscribe to one of our services such as our Green Book ®. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.

We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our Web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, or Chrome), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows or Mac OS) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast or Earthlink).
 

How We Use the Information

We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services; to respond to your inquiries about our offerings; and to offer you other products, programs, or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to contact you about your account with us.

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer products, programs, or services.
 

Distribution of Information

We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Agents and contractors of ACEEE who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice - for example, by not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for ACEEE.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice.

We may on occasion combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market to you those products or services that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive marketing information from this site, click here to make your request.

Finally, the ACEEE sites covered by this Privacy Notice will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.

We do not sell, trade, or share personally identifiable information with third parties for their own fundraising or marketing purposes, nor do we use personally-identifiable information we collect to send fundraising or marketing mailings on behalf of other organizations.
 

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors

Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties. Our privacy policy does not cover any use of information that a third-party ad server may have collected from you.
 

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information that a Web site can send to your browser to provide information, which is then stored on your hard drive. Cookies save your preferences while visiting a Web site. This helps the Web site to deliver specific information to meet your interest. Cookies can customize your experience because they allow a Web site to track visitor trends as well as save your password so that you do not have to enter it every time you visit the Web site. By modifying your browser preferences, you can choose to accept cookies, to be notified when a cookie is sent, or to reject cookies.

ACEEE uses Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to help the Web site analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Web site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Web site, compiling reports on Web site activity for Web site operators and providing other services relating to Web site activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you will not be able to take advantage of some of the functionality of the Web site. 

By using this Web site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
 

Our Commitment to Security

We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
 

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the ACEEE online policy for this site or its implementation you may click here contact us.