This Privacy Statement applies only to the Cenergistic Web site, operated by Cenergistic. This Privacy Statement explains to you, the User, what information is collected by Cenergistic, why the information is collected, how the collected information is used, and the choices offered by Cenergistic, including how to access and update the collected information.
A. “Account” shall mean the services provided to the Registered User during a term fixed by Cenergistic including access to and usage of the Communication Services.
B. “Business Relationship” shall mean an entity with which Cenergistic has an ongoing business relationship to provide data analysis, technology hosting services, development, or maintenance of the Cenergistic Web site or to provide marketing services or specialized products or services or information to Users of the Cenergistic Web site.
C. “Communication Services” shall mean bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable Registered Users to communicate with Cenergistic, the public at large, or with a group.
D. “Cookies” are small text files containing unique identification numbers that a User’s web browser software transfers from the Cenergistic Web site to the User’s computer upon visiting the Cenergistic Web site.
E. “Cenergistic” shall mean Cenergistic, Inc., its officers, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and parent corporations, and all others acting on its behalf or under its control.
F. “Personal Information” shall mean any information that identifies a User with the exception of professional information such as the User’s title, business address, business telephone number(s) and facsimile numbers and business e-mail address.
G. “Registered User” shall mean a User of the Cenergistic Web site having an Account with Cenergistic.
H. “User” shall mean any user of the Cenergistic Web not having an Account, and any Registered User.
The Cenergistic Web site is comprised of various Web pages, some of which are only available to Registered Users, located at the www.cenergistic.com domain name and operated by Cenergistic.
Users can only access a public portion of the Cenergistic Web site.
Other restricted portions of the Cenergistic can be accessed only by Registered Users. The restricted portions of the Cenergistic Web site contain the Communication Services. Registered Users are allowed to access and use the Communication Services provided by Cenergistic after registering an Account with Cenergistic.
A. Minimum Personal Information Collected by Cenergistic, How it is Collected and Used
Account Registration - If a User has been invited by Cenergistic to become a Registered User to gain access to the restricted portion of the Cenergistic Web site that requires an Account password, the User must register the Account, at which time Cenergistic requests contact information, which may include the following Personal Information, such as: the name, telephone number(s), mailing address(es), e-mail address(es), and Account password of the User. Cenergistic may combine the Personal Information submitted through the registration of the Account with information from other Cenergistic services to provide the User with a better experience or to otherwise improve the quality of the services Cenergistic offers to Users and provides to Registered Users.
B. Optional Ways Personal Information is Collected and Used
All of the following services are optional. If a User or a Registered User does not wish to provide Personal Information, the User or the Registered User may decline to take advantage of that service.
In addition to the above, the purposes for which Cenergistic uses Personal Information include, but are not limited to:
C. Personal Information Shared and With Whom Shared
Under certain agreements Cenergistic may make portions of Personal Information available to third party organizations as follows:
1. Business Relationships
a. Statcounter Ltd, having a place of business at Guinness Enterprise Center, Taylor’s Lane, Dublin 8, Ireland (“Statcounter”), is a third party analytic service provider that gathers and analyzes the activities of a User on the Cenergistic Web site. Statcounter assists Cenergistic by delivering the most relevant services and information to a User. The information Cenergistic shares with Statcounter is anonymous, meaning that no identifiable Personal Information will be received by or shared with Statcounter.
b. Google Analytics is a third party analytic service offered by Google, Inc., a Delaware corporation and having a corporate headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043 (“Google Analytics”), that generates statistics of activities of a User on the Cenergistic Web site. Google Analytics assists Cenergistic by delivering the most relevant services and information to a User.
2. Other Companies
Cenergistic may sell, transfer, or otherwise disclose Personal Information, including but not limited to any User’s name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address in connection with a fundamental corporate change such as a merger, acquisition, consolidation, or any form of sale of some or all of the assets of Cenergistic.
D. Disclosure For Other Reasons
E. User Control of the Use of Personal Information by Cenergistic
If a User desires to change the Personal Information of the User in the records of Cenergistic and/or to remove the name of the User from lists Cenergistic shares with third parties pursuant to this Privacy Statement, including a postal mailing list the User may contact Cenergistic using one of the methods set forth below.
A Registered User may cancel e-mail newsletters received from Cenergistic at any time by selecting the “Unsubscribe” link provided in each e-mail message or un-check the "Yes" box next to “e-mail messages” after accessing "Your Account."
B. Collection of Analytical Data
A. Protection of Personal Information
Cenergistic has corporate policies and procedures in place for the electronic security of any information collected from the Cenergistic Web site. Secure Socket Layer technology (“SSL”) is used to keep others from intercepting User information while the User information is transmitted through the Internet. SSL technology is the industry standard method of communicating secure online transactions and is built into most major browsers. All information, including Personal Information, once on the Cenergistic server, is protected from any external intrusions via firewall technology. Only Cenergistic employees who require the Personal Information to serve any User have access to the User’s Personal Information, which is password protected. Cenergistic employees who have access to Personal Information are trained in the privacy and security practices of this Privacy Statement.
B. E-Mail Abuse
Cenergistic will rarely, if ever, request Personal Information in an unsolicited e-mail message to a User. Spammers can use numerous methods that to hide their identity by using others’ e-mail address to send out e-mails, including fabricating an e-mail to make the e-mail appear to originate from Cenergistic. These spammers may be engaging in a practice known as “phishing”, in which a spammer will attempt to deceive an unwary recipient of the fabricated e-mail into disclosing Personal Information.
If a User has any question about the genuineness of an e-mail the User receives that appears to be from Cenergistic, contact Cenergistic at firstname.lastname@example.org and do not disclose any Personal Information in response to the e-mail, unless the authenticity of the e-mail can be verified.
C. Transaction Security
Secured communications on the Internet require attention to authentication, encryption, and data integrity. All three are addressed by the SSL protocol. Authentication is the process of establishing that a User is communicating with the Cenergistic server, as opposed to another server assuming the identity of Cenergistic. Cenergistic has obtained a GoDaddy.com™ digital security certificate for the Cenergistic Web site. GoDaddy.com™ is an independent third party that authenticates the identity of others on the Internet. The GoDaddy.com™ certificate confirms that Cenergistic is the recipient of User communication. Encryption is the process of scrambling data (through the use of keys and mathematical encoding algorithms) to prohibit anyone from understanding the data if intercepted while being transmitted from a User’s browser to the Cenergistic server. Encryption protects communications between a User’s browser and the Cenergistic server. Cenergistic has also implemented a firewall to protect all of Cenergistic’s systems from intrusion. Data integrity ensures that the data passed between a User’s browser and the Cenergistic server is not being tampered with while in transit. SSL protects information in transit to Cenergistic and the GoDaddy.com™ certificate confirms that Cenergistic the recipients of this information.
No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure.
To ensure a User is in SSL or secure mode for any transaction, the address of the web page will indicate the SSL or secure mode. Secure pages will usually appear with an address that begins with https:// rather than the standard http://.
CENERGISTIC DOES NOT WARRANT OR ENSURE THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION SENT TO CENERGISTIC TO AND/OR THROUGH THE CENERGISTIC WEB SITE.
A. Cenergistic Policies Regarding Children
Cenergistic does not intend to collect any information from children. Do not submit any information regarding any person, including any user under eighteen (18) years of age. Cenergistic will not knowingly collect Personal Information about any person under thirteen (13) years of age. If a User believes that Cenergistic has information from or about anyone under 13 years of age, the User may notify Cenergistic by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at 214.273.2800.
B. Links to Other Web Sites
C. Consent to Transfer
The Cenergistic Web site is operated in the United States. Any information a User provides to Cenergistic will be transferred to the United States. By using the Cenergistic Web site and/or providing Cenergistic with the Personal Information of a User through the Cenergistic Web site, the User consents to this transfer.
D. Updates to this Privacy Statement
Cenergistic reserves the right to make changes at any time to any Cenergistic Policy, including but not limited to this Privacy Statement, and/or alter the look and functionality of the Cenergistic Web site. If the use of Personal Information by Cenergistic is changed, Cenergistic will update this Privacy Statement accordingly and post such changes on this Web page. You, the User, are responsible to regularly review this Privacy Statement for the latest information on privacy and security policies.
The current Privacy Statement was last updated August 24, 2012.
For further information, about any of the information in this Privacy Statement, contact the Web Site Administrator at the address listed above under the heading “User Control of the Use of Personal Information by Cenergistic” or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.