Collection of Personal Information
We collect personal information about you that you provide while using our Services. Such personal information may include information related to your identity, such as first and last name, email address, physical address, birthdate, social security number, account access information you may have with third-party websites (eg. to access your account with your local electric utility to review your historical energy usage), employment and income information, and information about your visits to, and use of, our website.
We may also receive information about you from third parties, such as credit rating agencies. Certain mobile devices contain unique identifiers that can be used, for example, to identify the physical location of such devices. We may collect, use, transmit, process and maintain unique identifiers, caller ID data, location-based data, and similar information when you rely on mobile devices, including to provide the services you request and improve your experience with the Services.
How We Use Personal Information
We use personal information in connection with providing our Services, including providing you with information regarding home improvement projects and financing options for your residence or business. To help you with your home improvement and other projects, PowerScout, in accordance with our Terms of Service, may share your personal information with up to FOUR service providers who offer such services (collectively “Service Providers”) We do not sell personal information you provided to unrelated companies for their independent use. We may aggregate information related to visitors to our website, and we may divulge such aggregate information about our users with third parties such as our and service and support providers.
We may use your contact information for a variety of reasons related to our Services. For example, we may contact you by email, direct mail, or by phone to notify you of new or updated services we provide or of events we think may interest you. If you do not wish to be contacted for such purposes, you may request to be removed from the contact list by emailing PowerScout at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use various technologies to collect information from your computer and about your activities on our site.
- Information collected automatically. We automatically collect information from your browser when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us (see “Cookies” below), and the referring website address.
- Cookies. Cookies are small text files created by a website that store information on your computer, such as your preferences when visiting that site. They are often stored on the device you are using to help track your areas of interest.When you visit our website, we may assign your computer one or more cookies, to facilitate access to our site and to personalize your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on our website.
- Other Technologies. We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site. Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We also may include web beacons in promotional or other e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming or other activities.
“Do Not Track” Signals
California law requires that operators of websites disclose how they respond to a “do not track” signal. Your selection of the “Do Not Track” option provided by your browser may not have any effect on our collection and use of cookie information. The only way to completely “opt out” of the collection of any information through cookies or other tracking technology is to actively manage the settings on your browser or mobile device to delete and disable cookies and other tracking/recording tools. (To learn more about cookies, clear gifs/web beacons and related technologies, you may wish to visit http://allaboutcookies.org).
Protecting Your Information
We use what we believe to be commercially reasonable measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Nevertheless, please be advised that no security system is perfect. AS SUCH, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OR CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, DUTIES OR CONDITIONS IN THAT REGARD.
We do not structure our website to attract children, and we do not knowingly collect or store personal information about children under the age of 13.
Third Party Sites
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