Last Updated: 3/30/2020
1. Privacy Notice and Purpose of Policy
2. Notice Regarding Children, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
This Site is not intended for use by children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 18 and request that these individuals do not provide personal information or submissions through the Site without the consent of a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 18 and have posted or provided information through the Site, please have a parent or guardian contact IPS immediately so we can remove such information.
For more information, please refer to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which regulates the collection of information digitally from persons under the age of 18.
3. Notice on Data Gathering, Use, and Disclosure of Personally-Identifying Information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.)
We may include forms, surveys, or promotions in the operation of solarips.com that ask you to supply personally-identifying information such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, addresses and other contact information necessary to facilitate a positive business relationship and to more effectively respond to your sales, service, and support needs. Email addresses and phone numbers voluntarily provided by you in any form submissions will be used to reply to you, as appropriate. For instance, when you request a solar quote or consultation, submit a request for information about products or services, request support, or otherwise communicate with us, we collect the personal information that is provided to us.
We explicitly ask for ‘Opt-in’ permission in order to send you marketing communications, and make it clear how to ‘Opt-out’ if you no longer wish to receive those communications. If the User does not wish for us to store their email address, they can contact [email protected] to let us know their preference.
4. Notice on Data Gathering, Use, and Disclosure of Non-Personally-Identifying Information (IP Address, Cookies, Etc.)
Non-Personally-Identifying Information may include your Internet browser, cookies, MAC address, computer type, screen resolution, OS version, pixel tags, web beacons, and other similar technologies, which IPS may use to better serve you with more tailored information and facilitate your ongoing use of our Website. Some of these technologies may be used to provide measurement services and targeted ads.
Google will use this information for the purpose of helping us evaluate how the Site is used, compiling reports on Site activity, and providing other services to us that relate to Site activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law, or where third parties process the information for Google. The information generated by the cookie may also be aggregated and accessed by third parties who provide services related to the Site. Google Analytics offers website visitors the ability to prevent Google from recording, processing, and using the data generated by the Google Analytics cookie. You may opt-out by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through Google at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
By using this Site, you consent to the processing of such data about you by Google and such third parties in the manner and for the purposes set forth above.
5. Information Collection, Use, and Sharing by Third-Party Websites
6. California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Beginning on January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) (Civil Code § 1798.100) provides residents of California with specific rights regarding their Personal Information. You have the right to be informed of the categories of personal information that we collect about you, the categories of sources from which the personal information was collected, the business or commercial purposes for which the personal information is used, disclosed, or sold, and the categories of third parties with whom we share the personal information . You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information.
You also have the right to request we delete any personal information that we have collected and retained, subject to certain exceptions such as if we need to complete a transaction for you, to detect and protect against fraudulent and illegal activity, to exercise our rights, or to comply with a legal obligation.
To make such a request, please email us at [email protected].
Under applicable law, we will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your privacy rights under CCPA including but not limited to (i) denying access to products or services, (ii) adjusting pricing, including through the use of discounts or incentives or by imposing penalties, (iii) varying our level of service or providing goods and services at a different level of quality.
7. Website Security
We take precautions to protect your data and information. When you submit sensitive information via the Site, your information is protected both online and offline. The Site maintains appropriate administrative, physical, and technical security, including the use of sitewide encryption, to prevent unauthorized access, misuse, loss, theft, alteration, destruction, or disclosure of personal information. While we take these reasonable efforts and precautions to ensure the safety of User data, no transmission of data, digitally or otherwise, can be guaranteed 100% secure.
8. Contact Information