Collection and Use of Personal Information
Personal information gathered on our Site, or by any other method, refers to information that is defined as personal information under applicable law, and other information necessary to provide a product or service that you have requested. Your personal information will only be used for the purposes stated for its collection. Your personal information will never be sold, and will never be used to specifically profile you in future unrelated marketing efforts. After your personal information has been anonymized and aggregated it may be used in marketing campaigns.
Categories of Personal Information Collected
Maine Green Power may collect the following categories of personal information:
- postal address
- email address
- telephone number
- utility account number
Protecting Personal Information
Personal information gathered about customers interested in our products and services is only accessible by appropriate personnel who have a business need for the information. We provide training and communication programs to educate our personnel about the meaning and requirements of this privacy statement. We use systems, policies and procedures to maintain the accuracy of customer information and to protect it from loss, misuse, or alteration.
How We Use Personal Information
Personal information about our customers or former customers will only be disclosed as permitted or required by law. Information that has been collected is securely maintained in your file in our records. We use personal information to meet your requests for products and services and to comply with legal requirements. We will never sell your personal information. In striving to serve you, we sometimes provide certain customer information to others so they may help us by providing services to us or by providing services on our behalf or jointly with us to you.
Use of Personal Information by Third Parties
To provide you with special offers, product information and other marketing or promotional communications from Maine Green Power or from other third parties, we may use targeted ads both on our digital properties as well as others, directly or through a variety of partners using the following data:
- Data from advertising technologies on and off our services like web beacons, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and device identifiers.
- Information you provide to us via this Site or to Maine Green Power (for example, account-related information such as name and address)
- Data from your use of our services (for example, activity-related information such as search history, feed, content you read, page visits, videos you watch, or clicking on an ad.)
- Information from advertising partners and publishers.
Info to Ad Providers
We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers or ad networks for their advertising except: (i) hashed (encrypted) identifiers or device identifiers (to the extent they are personal data in some countries); (ii) with your separate permission (e.g. provided via a lead generation form).
However, if you view or click on an ad on or off our Site or apps, the ad provider will get a signal that someone visited the page that displayed the ad, and they may identify you through the use of mechanisms such as cookies. Advertising partners can associate personal data collected by the advertiser directly from you with our cookies and similar technologies. In such instances, we seek to contractually require such advertising partners to obtain your explicit, opt-in consent before doing so.
We may use your data to produce and share aggregated insights that do not identify you. For example, we may use your data to generate statistics, to calculate ad impressions served or clicked on, or to publish visitor insights.
Types of Cookies
The following types of cookies may be used when you visit the Site:
Advertising cookies are placed on your computer by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to you. These cookies allow advertisers and ad servers to gather information about your visits to the Site and other websites, alternate the ads sent to a specific computer, and track how often an ad has been viewed and by whom. These cookies are linked to a computer and do not gather any personal information about you.
Analytics cookies monitor how users reach the Site, and how they interact with and move around once on the Site. These cookies let us know what features on the Site are working the best and what features on the Site can be improved.
Our cookies are “first-party cookies”, and can be either permanent or temporary. These are necessary cookies, without which the Site won’t work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser, but may affect the functionality of the Site.
Personalization cookies are used to recognize repeat visitors to the Site. We use these cookies to record your browsing history, the pages you have visited, and your settings and preferences each time you visit the Site.
Security cookies help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate users and protect user data from unauthorized parties.
Site Management Cookies
Site management cookies are used to maintain your identity or session on the Site so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all cookies in your browser.
Third-party cookies may be placed on your computer when you visit the Site by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser.
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Control of Cookies
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can remove or reject cookies in your browser’s settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site.
For more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device settings for how you can control of reject cookies, or visit the following links:
Other Tracking Technologies
In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages and viewed emails, and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.
Domain Name and IP Address
For statistical purposes, we collect IP addresses and in some cases domain names that visits to our website originate from, in order to measure use, to improve the content or responsiveness of our Site or to customize the content or layout of the Site for the individual visitor. We do not disclose this information to third parties. We may also aggregate anonymized information relating to our visitors’ traffic patterns from the data that we collect and retain concerning the IP addresses and domain names of our visitors, and we may use or divulge such aggregate information about our users with third parties such as our business partners, distributors, and service and support providers. You may visit our Site anonymously if you wish, by using appropriate software or web services available from or through third parties.
You should know that e-mail is not necessarily secure against all forms of interception. If your communication includes sensitive information about you and you would prefer not to transmit this information in this fashion, please contact us by mail or telephone rather than e-mail. We collect only those e-mail addresses that are volunteered by the visitor, through e-mail messages addressed to our company or its employees, or through visitor responses via the “contact us” portion of the Site, e-mail marketing destination web pages and public events. With the owners’ consent, we use these e-mail addresses for marketing purposes and to inform those interested in our products about events, products, services or other items of interest. We may also use the e-mail addresses volunteered by our visitors to register the visitor for an extranet account or to process orders for brochures and other written materials.
Email Opt Out
You may opt-out of receiving promotional or marketing e-mails at any time by following our unsubscribe link, notifying us as a reply to any unwanted e-mail, or my writing to Maine Green Power, c/o 3Degrees, Incc., at 100 Commercial Street, #202, Portland, ME, 04101. Requests to unsubscribe from Maine Green Power e-mails may take 10 business days to process. This opt-out procedure will not be available for e-mails that are necessary to provide confirmation of a completed transaction (such as a purchase, service request or change in the visitor’s user profile) or for e-mails that confirm a visitor’s status as a registered user of the Maine Green Power customer extranet.
Other Personal Information
We may use the e-mail address, mailing address, or phone number that a visitor provides for a variety of Maine Green Power-related reasons. We may send periodic emails or mailings to visitors or make telephone calls to inform those visitors who have provided an e-mail or mailing address or telephone number of new products, services or events. If you do not wish to receive such calls or mailings, you may request to be removed from the contact list by contacting Maine Green Power at [email protected] or by phone at 1-207-747-2414. Additionally, you may make your request by writing to Maine Green Power at Maine Green Power, c/o 3Degrees, Incc., at 100 Commercial Street, #202, Portland, ME, 04101.
You have the right to:
- Request that your data that we collect be deleted, corrected, frozen (not used) or provided to you at any time.
- Request that we provide you the categories and sources of data we have collected from you, the purposes for collecting it, and all parties with whom it is shared.
- Object or raise a complaint at any time as to how your data is being processed or protected.
These requests may be made via e-mail to [email protected] or by phone at 1-207-747-2414. Maine Green Power may require proof of identity before complying with such requests. We will respond to any such requests within 45 days. Note that requests to delete data may be subject to exceptions in cases where the data is needed to A) complete a transaction, B) respond to data security incidents, C) enable internal use consistent with this policy, or D) Comply with legal obligations.
Retention of Personal Data
We will retain your personal data only for as long as it is needed for the purposes it was collected for. Your data may also be retained or deleted according to contractual or other legal requirement, or at your request. Also, we will delete personal data after 6 years barring any legal or contractual requirement to retain it longer.
We safeguard the security of the data you send us with certain physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. We have taken reasonable precautions to protect against misuse, theft, loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of your personal information. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of the information while it’s in transit to us, and so we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. We suggest that you change your passwords often, that your passwords include a combination of letters and numbers, and that you make certain that you are using a secure browser. Products and services are available which can help give you privacy protection while navigating the Web.
We maintain your personal information on servers and computers located in the United States and operated under our direct supervision and control. We do not transmit or store your personal information outside the United States.
We do not structure our Site to attract children. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect personal information from anyone whom we know to be under 13 years of age.
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