We have updated our Privacy Notice, effective from June 1, 2021, to:
- Data Retention and Security
- Region-Specific Disclosures
If you have any questions about these changes, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior versions of this Privacy Notice are available here.
Last Modified: June 1, 2021
BlocPower Public Benefit Corporation (together with its affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns “BlocPower,” “we” or “us”) believes that transparency is vital to protecting people’s privacy. This privacy notice explains how BlocPower collects, uses, and shares personal information. This privacy notice applies to our collection of personal information online through our websites, including blocpower.io (our “Sites”), through your use of our software, energy services, energy technologies, from your interactions with us (collectively, our “Services”) and personal information we may collect offline through third parties in conjunction with the Services.
Please note that this privacy notice does not cover or apply to our processing of information about employees, contractors or non-personal information that we process, including aggregate or de-identified information. We may also provide additional privacy policies to you at the time we collect your information, which will govern how we process the information you provide at that time.
By accessing or using the Services, our users signify that they have read, understood and agree to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of their personal information as described in this Privacy Notice and our Terms and Conditions. This Privacy Notice is not a contract and does not create any legal rights or obligations.
When we use the term “personal information” in this Privacy Notice, we mean information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, to an individual. It does not include aggregated or deidentified information that is maintained in a form that is not reasonably capable of being associated with or linked to an individual.
We collect your information from a variety of sources, including directly from an individual and automatically when an individual interacts with the Services. At times, we may collect personal information about an individual from other sources and third parties.
We collect personal information about different categories of individuals through the provision of the Services. These include our customers and prospective customers (including representatives of our business customers) and visitors to our websites.
Customers and Prospective Customers
The categories of information we may collect from our customers or prospective customers in connection with the Services include:
Website visitors interact with our websites in ways that lead us to collect personal information about them. The amount and type of personal information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction with our websites. We may collect the following personal information from our website visitors:
We also obtain personal information from third parties, which we often combine with personal information we collect either automatically or directly from an individual.
We may receive the same categories of personal information as described above from the following third parties:
We may use an individual’s information, including their personal information, as follows:
We may share personal information in the instances described below. For further information on the choices an individual has regarding their information, see the Control Over Information section of this Privacy Notice below.
We may also share information with others in an aggregated or otherwise anonymized form that does not reasonably identify individuals directly.
In providing the Services, our customers may upload data to the Services, which may include personal information or data about our customers’ end users (all of which we call “Customer Data”). Customer Data is owned and controlled by our customers, and any Customer Data that we maintain or process we consider to be strictly confidential. We collect and process Customer Data solely on behalf of our customers, and in accordance with our agreements with the customers. We do not use or disclose Customer Data except as authorized or required by our customers and as provided for in our agreements with our customers.
Email Communications. From time to time, we may send emails regarding updates to our Sites and Services, notices about our organization, or information about our offerings (or promotional offers from third parties) that we think may be of interest. To unsubscribe from such emails, simply click the “unsubscribe link” provided at the bottom of the email communication. Note that individuals cannot unsubscribe from certain Services-related email communications (e.g., account verification, confirmations of transactions, technical or legal notices).
Modifying Account Information. If a user has an online account with us, then they have the ability to modify certain information in their account (e.g., contact information) through “profile,” “account,” “settings,” or “preferences” options provided on the website or service. For any questions about modifying or updating any information in an account, please contact us at the email or postal address provided below. Please note that BlocPower does not own or control the Customer Data uploaded to the Services by our customers, and cannot modify or delete Customer Data except at the request of our customer, or as permitted by our Terms and Conditions. Please contact the customer you have a direct relationship with to request a modification or deletion of account information.
Cookies. Most Internet browsers and mobile devices allow you to remove or manage cookie functions and adjust your privacy and security preferences. For information on how to do this, access the “help” menu on your Internet browser, or access http://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-control-cookies. Please note, however, that disabling our cookies may result in your inability to take full advantage of all of the features of our Services.
Online Advertising. We support the self-regulatory principles of the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”). We work with advertisers, advertising networks, advertising servers, and analytics companies (“Ad Partners”) that use data collection technologies to understand how our Site and Services are being used and to analyze your browsing history in order to deliver advertising relevant to your interests, as well as to provide advertising-related insights. These advertisements may appear on other websites or services, including through social media networks. These Ad Partners may be able to associate devices across third party websites or services over time and link various devices used by the same individual.
For more information about how Ad Partners use the information collected by these technologies and your options for restricting cookies placed by some of these Ad Partners, please visit the DAA’s opt-out page. The DAA’s opt-outs are device- and browser-specific and may not work on all devices. If you choose to opt-out through the DAA’s tools it does not mean you will cease to see advertising. Rather, the ads you see will be based on the website you are visiting and not your interests.
We will retain your personal information for the length of time needed to fulfill the purposed outlined in this Privacy Notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. We store data on servers in the U.S. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that your personal information may be transferred to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction.
BlocPower cares about the security of your information and uses commercially reasonable physical, technical and organizational measures designed to preserve the integrity and security of all information we collect. However, no security system is impenetrable, and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
For convenience, our website and the Services may provide links to third-party websites or services that are not governed by this Privacy Notice. To the extent that any linked third-party websites or services a user visits are not owned or controlled by BlocPower, we are not responsible for those websites’ or services’ content or information practices. We encourage our users to review the privacy policies of any site or service before providing any personal information.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year. California residents each may make one request each year by emailing us at email@example.com or writing to us at 1625 Flatbush Avenue Box #222, Brooklyn, NY 11210.
Chapter 603A of the Nevada Revised Statutes permits a Nevada resident to opt out of future sales of certain covered information that a website operator has collected or will collect about the resident. To submit such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BlocPower’s Sites and Services are intended for use strictly by adults over the age of 18. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that any personal information has been collected inadvertently from a child under 13, we will delete the information as soon as possible. If a user believes that we might have collected information from a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com.
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Notice from time to time in our sole discretion. We will post changes on this page and indicate the “Last Modified” date at the top of this page. Please check back often for any updates. Continued use of our Site or Services after any change in this Privacy Notice will constitute acceptance of such changes.
For additional inquiries about this Privacy Notice, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us at 1625 Flatbush Avenue Box #222, Brooklyn, NY 11210.