This Policy covers the activities of the subsidiaries of SFE Solar, Inc. (collectively “SFE Solar” “, “us”, “we”, or “our”)
This Policy applies to your use of all of the websites and on-line services owned or operated by SFE Solar and any other website that we may own or operate currently or in the future (collectively, the “Sites”). Unless we say otherwise, all references to the Sites in this Policy include all such sites.
This Policy covers personal information collected on the Sites and any personal information-collected and through our on-line services.
For the purposes of the Policy, “personal information” means information about an identified or identifiable individual. This does not include the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization when used for business communications.
The Policy does not cover information about our business customers.
We collect and maintain different types of personal information about individuals with whom we interact. This information includes:
As a general rule, SFE Solar collects personal information directly from you. If third parties hold information that SFE Solar requires, we will endeavor to ensure the information has been collected with your consent.
We may also collect market-related information, which may include personal information, concerning market trends and activities impacting our business. This information may also include information related to our interactions with financial and other advisors.
Where permitted and/or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements, we may collect information about you without your knowledge or consent.
SFE Solar collects personal information to allow us to manage and develop our business and operations, including:
When we collect your personal information, the purpose(s) for collecting the information will be communicated before or at the time of collection.
We use and disclose your personal information when, for example:
It is important to us that we collect, use or disclose your personal information where we have your consent to do so or as provided in this Policy. Depending on the sensitivity of the personal information, your consent may be express, implied or deemed (using an opt-out mechanism). Express consent can be given orally, electronically or in writing. Implied consent is consent that can reasonably be inferred from your action or inaction. Deemed consent is consent we assume in the event that you do not exercise an opt-out mechanism offered to you.
Typically, we will seek your consent at the time that we collect the personal information. In some circumstances, your consent may be obtained after collection but prior to our use or disclosure of your personal information. If we plan to use or disclose your personal information for a purpose not previously identified (either in this Policy or separately), we will advise you of that purpose before such use or disclosure.
We may collect, use or disclose your personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required to do so by applicable law or regulatory requirements.
Consent may be withdrawn or changed, subject to legal or regulatory requirements. Where required, SFE Solar will advise you of any implications of withdrawing or changing consent. If you wish to withdraw consent, where consent is needed, you may contact SFE Solar using one of the methods listed in the “Contacting Us” section, below.
You may change or withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, by contacting the office of our Chief Privacy Officer using the contact information set out below. In some circumstances, a change in or withdrawal of consent may limit our ability to provide products or services to, or acquire products or services from, you.
We assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that by receiving a copy of this Policy or by continuing to deal with us, you have consented to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as explained in this Policy.
SFE Solar´s commitment to the privacy of your information includes maintaining the security of our information. We use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access to or use of personally identifiable customer information. Your information is stored on secure servers that we strive to protect in controlled facilities. We require our employees and data processors to respect the confidentiality of any personally identifiable information held by SFE Solar. Please be advised that, unfortunately, no data can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot give an absolute assurance that the information you provide to us will be secure at all times. SFE Solar cannot be held responsible for actions arising from unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information. SFE Solar will retain personally identifiable information for a time period consistent with the duration of our business relationship and with applicable laws and financial reporting requirements. Disposal of personally identifiable information will be made as permitted by applicable law and in a manner intended to protect the privacy of such information.
It is important that the personal information SFE Solar holds about you is accurate and current. SFE Solar requires you to keep us informed of changes to any personal information.
Except as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements, SFE Solar will endeavor to retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the personal information was collected.
You can ask to see the personal information that we hold about you. If you would like to review, verify or correct your personal information, please contact our Chief Privacy Officer using the contact information set out below. Please note that any such communications must be in writing. . When making an access request, we require specific information from you to confirm your identity and right to access, as well as to search for, and provide you with, the personal information that we hold about you.
SFE Solar may not be able to provide you with access to your personal information, where such refusal is permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements. SFE Solar will inform you of the reasons why, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions, access has been denied.
You can direct any questions or concerns about this Policy to SFE Solar’s Chief Privacy Officer. SFE Solar will maintain procedures to receive and investigate complaints and complainants will be advised of the results of any such investigation.
As a service and possible reference to you, SFE Solar may provide you with links to other web sites on the Internet. These links are provided for your convenience and, in no way, constitute an endorsement from SFE Solar. These sites maintain their own privacy policies that may differ from SFE Solar’s privacy policies, so when accessing other web sites, please read that specific sites privacy and security policies. SFE Solar is not responsible for the content of or privacy practices employed by other sites.
We understand that children need special safeguards and privacy protection. We realize that they may not understand all the provisions of our Policy or be able to make thoughtful decisions about the choices that are made available to our adult users. We strongly urge all parents to participate in their children’s use of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.
The Sites are not directed to children. We do not sell products or services for purchase by children. We will not knowingly collect personal information from children.
If you are a California resident, you may request information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us in writing at the section below.
By Email: [email protected]
Chief Privacy Officer: PO BOX 967 Buffalo, NY 14240-0967
SFE Solar may from time to time make changes to the Policy to reflect changes in legal or regulatory obligations or changes in the manner in which we deal with personal information. We will post any revised version of the Policy on our website. Any changes to the Policy will be effective from the time they are posted, provided that any change that relates to why we collect, use or disclose your personal information will not apply to you, unless you consent to that change. The Policy was last updated on March 31, 2016.
The Policy does not create or confer on any individual or on SFE Solar any rights, or impose on SFE Solar any obligations beyond any rights conferred or obligations imposed by Legislation.
Last Amended: March 31, 2016