HOOSIERS FOR RENEWABLES WEBSITE

Privacy Policy

Hoosiers for Renewables (the “Company”) is committed to maintaining robust privacy protections for its users.  Our Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you understand how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard the information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Website.  

 

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Website” refers to the Company’s website, which can be accessed at www.HoosiersforRenewables.com, in which users can

  • Sign up for email updates

  • Find information about renewable energy benefits in Indiana

  • Learn how to get involved in supporting renewable energy

  • Make personal contributions to support renewable energy

  • Get connected with local initiatives and elected officials

 

The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company.

“You” refers to you, as a user of our Website.

By accessing our Website, you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use , and you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

I.               INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.” Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal Information includes any information that may be used to specifically identify or contact you, such as your email, name, address, phone number, or financial information such as debit or credit card numbers. In certain circumstances, we may request, allow, or otherwise provide you an opportunity to submit Personal Information in connection with a feature, program, or survey.

 

  1. Information collected via Technology

To access our Website you do not need to submit Personal Information. However, in an effort to improve the quality of the Website, we track information provided to us by your browser or by our software application when you view or use the Website, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Website, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a user’s browser enables us to collect Non-Personal Information about that user and keep a record of the user’s preferences when utilizing our Websites, both on an individual and aggregate basis.

The Company may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser. While most browsers are set to accept cookies and other tracking devices by default, you can set yours to refuse tracking devices or to alert you before accepting them. However, by disabling tracking devices, you may not have access to the entire set of features on the Website. Please refer to your Internet browser’s instructions to learn more about these functions.

2.   Information you provide us by registering for an account, subscribing to receive email updates, or making a personal contribution

In addition to the information provided automatically by your browser, we may collect Personal Information, such as names, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and/or financial information from you only when you provide such Personal Information to us voluntarily. We collect this information through a voluntary fillable form located on the Website, which users can choose to complete. We survey information such as (but not limited to) specific renewable issues you most care about, to help us create a more meaningful Website. We collected financial information through a voluntary online contribution portal and use financial information in order to process contribution payments to support renewable energy. By subscribing and/or contributing, you are authorizing us to collect, store and use your email address, financial information, and other Personal Information you provide in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

 

II.             HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION

Personal Information:

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes  Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We may, however, disclose Personal Information to third parties to connect you with local initiatives and elected officials and promote our supporters, and with third party vendors who are performing services for the Company, such as with third party payment processors. 

In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about issues you care about.

 

Non-Personal Information

In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Website and customize the user experience. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns on the Website to better understand users’ interests and preferences with respect to our services. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.

 

Sale or Acquisition of Assets

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, Personal Information and/or Non-Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

 

Law Enforcement, Safety, and Legal Processes

We may share Personal Information and/or Non-Personal Information with law enforcement or other governmental officials if it relates to a criminal investigation or alleged criminal activity. We may also disclose Personal Information if required or permitted to do so by law; for fraud protection and credit risk reduction purposes, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of the Company or the users of the Website; and to act under urgent circumstances to protect the safety of the Company, its employees, or a member of the public. We may also disclose Personal Information to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena, or legal process.

 

III.           HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION

We implement security measures designed to protect Personal Information from unauthorized access. However, no data transmitted over or accessible through the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we attempt to protect Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant that Personal Information will be completely secure from misappropriation by hackers or from other nefarious or criminal activities, or in the event of a failure of computer hardware, software, or a telecommunications network. We will notify you in the event we become aware of a security breach involving Personal Information (as defined by the applicable state and federal laws) stored by or for us. By using our Website, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

 

IV.           YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you. When we send a communication to a user, the user can opt out of further communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each e-mail. Please note that your decision to opt-out shall not preclude us from communicating with you regarding your existing or past relationship with us. For instance, we may continue to send you administrative emails including, for example, periodic updates to our Privacy Policy.

 

V.             LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

As part of the Website, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Website.  Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third party website accessed by selecting a link on our Website. To the extent that you access or use the Website through or on another website or application, then the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that website or application. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

 

VI.             DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS

Certain web browsers and other devices you may use to access the Website may permit you to indicate your preference that you do not wish to be “tracked” online. At this time, the Website does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals.

 

VII.            CHILDREN UNDER 13

We do not market to and do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from or about a child under the age of 13 without the consent of the child’s parent or legal guardian. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected information from a child under 13 years of age, we will promptly take all reasonable measures to delete such information from our systems.

 

VIII.           YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California law provides that California residents have a right to request businesses to tell them how their Personal Information has been shared with third parties, if at all, for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at the contact information listed below.

 

IX.           CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

The Company reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use of our Website at any time.  We may periodically revise the Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our business practice. If we revise the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting the updated Privacy Policy on the Website. You should periodically check the Website and this privacy page for updates. Changes to the Privacy Policy will become effective and will apply to the information collected starting on the date we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Website. Your continued use of our Website after any change has become effective will constitute your acceptance of any change.

 

X.         CONTACT US                                                    

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Website, please contact us by sending an email to info@hoosiersforrenewables.com

Hoosiers for Renewables

3500 DePauw Blvd. Suite 2100

Indianapolis, IN  46268

 

Last Updated: This Privacy Policy was last updated on October 10, 2019.

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