Information Collection and Use
SEIA measures the performance of its Websites in order to determine how we can improve and expand upon the content and services we provide. We have designed our Websites so that you are not required to provide any personally identifiable information unless you are requesting access to certain options and services. We, along with our third party partners engaged to provide marketing and advertising on our behalf, only collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us. You may choose at any time not to provide personally identifiable information, although this may restrict our ability to provide requested services or information.
The following is personally identifiable information that you may volunteer to provide to us and examples of how we use such information:
Email Notifications and Newsletters: We may use information obtained from you, such as contact information (name and email address), to complete your submitted request to receive specific company information, such as e-mail notifications, literature requests, and newsletter subscriptions.
Use of Email Addresses: SEIA does not share email addresses provided to us except with approved third-party partners, who agree to hold such information confidentially and who market SEIA events and products or SEIA-directed solar research. SEIA does not rent or sell its member or non-member email lists.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not, by itself, identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about the use of our Websites by our visitors. This information is then compiled and analyzed in a way that does not identify our visitors personally. The information may include the referring Uniform Resource Locator (URL), indicating from where a visitor to our Website has come, which URLs have been visited on our Website and in what order, what browser is being used, and what Internet Protocol (IP) address a visitor used to get to our Website. We may also use such information for Website and system administration.
Linked Websites: We sometimes provide links to third-party Websites. You acknowledge that such links are provided for your convenience only and do not constitute an endorsement by SEIA of such third-party Websites. Since we do not control these Websites, we assume no responsibility for the privacy practices of such Websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on those, and all, third-party Websites.
Protecting Your Information
The personal information you provide online is retained for no longer than is necessary, depending on the purpose for which it is held, and is electronically stored on a secure server. We protect the personal information you share with us. Access to your personal information is limited only to those SEIA employees and third-party partners, all of whom are required to keep your information confidential. SEIA does not sell, loan, trade or lease any personal information collected on our Websites.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure proper use of your personally identifiable information, SEIA and its third-party partners employ appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, consistent with industry practices.