PRIVACY POLICY

Last updated 12/21/18

PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY

This Privacy Policy applies to the websites and any related subdomains (our “Website”) managed by Solar Resource LLC (“Solar Resource”, “we”, or “us”), and the online referral platform that enables us to share your information to Solar Resource’s network of solar installation service providers in your area (“Solar Providers”). Our Website, referral platform and related services are hereinafter collectively referred to as our “Services”.

We respect your privacy and are committed to maintaining and using any information we collect through your use of our Services responsibly.

Solar Resource is the data controller for the processing of personal data in relation to to the use of our Website and in relation to any accounts created on the Website. Each individual Solar Provider is the data controller for any non-Solar Resource accounts and for any processing conducted in relation to the solar installation services provided by the Solar Providers. This Privacy Policy only concerns the processing for which Solar Resource is the data controller. If you have any questions regarding processing for which a Solar Provider is the data controller, please contact the relevant Solar Provider.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully prior to accessing or using our Services. If you have any questions, please contact us at: admin@solarresource.org.

The Information We May Collect

Our primary purpose in collecting information from or about you is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Depending on the manner in which you use our Services, we collect information about you that we deem necessary for providing Services and features that optimize, secure, and ease your user experience.

Personal Information or Personal Data (“PII”): Solar Resource may collect and process information that could be directly or indirectly associated with you, information such as your full name, company name where applicable, username and password, phone number, email address, billing or mailing address and other information that you share with Solar Resource. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of our Services because such information may be required in order for you to register for an account; participate in Solar Resource’s referral platform to Solar Providers; ask a question; or initiate other transactions on our Website.

Information from Third Party Platforms: You may allow our Services to interact with one or more third party social networks or platforms (such as Facebook), which will provide data about you to us (“Platform(s)”). The information you allow Solar Resource to access varies by Platform, and it is affected by the privacy settings you and those that you are connected with establish while using such Platforms. Platforms are operated, controlled, and maintained by third parties that are not operated, controlled, or maintained by Solar Resource. We recommend that you read the terms of use or service and privacy policies of those Platforms to understand how they collect and treat your data and what data they might share with us or other third parties.

Demographic and Usage Data: Solar Resource may collect information through the use of cookies, HTML5 local storage, and other similar technologies. “Cookies” are alphanumeric identifiers in the form of text files that are inserted and stored by your web browser on your hard drive. Solar Resource may set and access cookies on your computer or wireless device to track and store preferential information about you. We may gather anonymous information about Users through cookie technology on an individual and aggregate level. Such information is used within Solar Resource internally and is only shared with the Solar Providers and third-party advertisers, if any, on an aggregated or non-personally identifiable basis. You may opt out of receiving cookies from our Website by following the instructions in your web browser. Note, however, that deleting cookies or directing your browser to refuse them may limit your ability to use certain portions of our Website that require cookies to function. Solar Resource gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, operating system, and other usage information about the use of our Website, including a history of the pages you view.

Non-Personal Information: Web Beacons, also known as pixel tags and clear GIFs, (“Web Beacons”), are electronic images that allow a Website to access cookies and help track marketing campaigns and general usage patterns of visitors to those websites. Web Beacons can recognize certain types of information, such as cookie numbers, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page where the Web Beacons are placed. No PII about you is shared with third parties through the use of Web Beacons on our Website. However, through Web Beacons, we may collect general information that will not personally identify you, such as: Internet browser, operating system, date of visit, time of visit and path taken through the Website. Solar Resource may also collect other Non-Personal Information as visitors browse our Website, such as the web traffic, what pages are visited, and from where visitors come. We may compile this Non-Personal Information to enable statistical analysis of our Services that would be used internally or with external assistance to make improvements to our Website and Services.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We will use your PII in accordance with applicable data protection legislation and this Privacy Policy for the following purposes and based on the following legal basis under the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679/EU) (“GDPR”):

Purpose of the processing Legal basis for the processing
To provide you access to our Services, to administrate your Solar Resource account and communicate with you regarding your Solar Resource account and use of our Services. Performance of contract.
To market and advertise our Services, including making recommendations on solar needs and other Services you may be interested in, conducting market research, surveys or competitions. Balancing of interests where Solar Resource has pursued the legitimate interest of conducting marketing activities.
To connect you with the Solar Providers who have the ability to provide quotes and other solar installation information customized to your project scope and requirements. Performance of contract.
To prevent, detect, investigate and take measures against criminal activity, fraud and misuse of or damage to our Services or network and to take measures against other threats against Solar Resource’s, a Solar Provider’s or another third party’s rights. Legal basis for the processing: Balancing of interests where Solar Resource has pursued the following legitimate interests: (a) Solar Resource’s interest of investigating suspicion of and taking measures against misuse of or damage to our Services or network; (b) Solar Resource’s and/or third party’s interest of investigating and producing evidence regarding criminal activity, fraud and other threats against its interest; and (c) Competent authority’s interest of conducting law enforcement activities and collecting evidence for such purposes.
To comply with applicable laws, regulations, court orders, government and law enforcement agencies’ requests. Compliance with a legal obligation to which Solar Resource is subject.

Disclosure of your PII

By completing the referral form on the Website pursuant to the Services, you give us express permission to transmit your PII to Solar Providers. With this consent from you, Solar Resource provides to Solar Providers the following information about you: (1) name, (2) email address, (3) street address, and (4) phone number. Solar Resource does not disclose any other information about you to Solar Providers, and you assume full responsibility for the disclosure and use of any other PII you choose to disclose to any Solar Provider, which at all times shall be subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Solar Resource may also disclose any of your information, which in some cases includes PII, in the following situations:

  • With our authorized service providers. Solar Resource may share your PII with our authorized service providers that perform certain services and process PII on our behalf. These services may include providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our Website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features offered through our Website. These service providers may have access to PII needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.
  • With our business partners, including but not limited to, Solar Providers. When you use our referral platform or engage in promotions offered through our Website, we may share PII with the businesses with which we partner to offer you those products, services, promotions, contests and/or sweepstakes. When you elect to engage in a particular merchant’s offer or program, you authorize us to provide your email address and other information to that merchant.
  • In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business; a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale; or in the event of bankruptcy. If another company acquires Solar Resource, that company will take on all responsibility for the information we collect, including PII, and it will assume all rights and obligations with respect to that information. Should this happen, the acquiring company may implement its own policies with respect to your information.
  • If we are required to disclose information by law. Solar Resource may be obligated to disclose a Website user’s personal information, if directed by a court of law or other governmental entity. Without limiting the foregoing, we reserve the right to disclose such information where we have a good faith basis to believe that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with applicable laws, regulations, court orders, government and law enforcement agencies’ requests; (b) protect and defend Solar Resource’s or third party’s rights and property, or safety of Solar Resource, our users, our employees, or others; (c) prevent, detect, investigate and take measures against criminal activity, fraud and misuse or unauthorized use of our Services and/or to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements or policies; and/or (d) protect your personal safety or property or that of the public. In the event that your information is disclosed, we will comply with the law and make commercially reasonable efforts to notify you.
  • Solar Resource may also use and share Non-Personal Information we collect with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our Website or applications of third parties, and to analyze and report on advertising you see. We may combine Non-Personal Information we collect with additional Non-Personal Information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated, non-personal information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors. For example, we may engage a third party acting on our behalf to collect web log data from you (including IP address and information about your browser or operating system) when you use our Website and other websites you may access during your Internet browsing session, or place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized advertisements or content. For more information regarding your choices about how third parties collect information about you on our Website see the section titled Do-Not-Track Procedures below.

    Please keep in mind that all of the information that you disclose or content that you post under your reviews of Solar Providers or in your user profile, forum posts, comments or other public portions of our Website becomes public information. Because this information is publicly available, we cannot control how others treat it so we ask you to exercise care in deciding what information you chose to share.

    Data Retention

    We will save any PII you submit through Solar Resource’s Solar Provider referral platform only for as long as necessary to perform the Services thereunder, but only as long as allowed under the laws of your particular jurisdiction or twenty-four months (24), whichever is longer, or you otherwise exercise your right to erase your PII. We will save your PII submitted through any account created on the Website until you erase or delete the account or otherwise exercise your right to erase your PII.

    Access to Your Information and Other Rights

    You are, at any time and free of charge, entitled to receive a copy of the PII that we hold about you and information about the processing thereof. Please note that Solar Resource needs to be able to determine your identity in order to be able to respond to your request.

    If you believe that any PII we are holding is incorrect or incomplete, please send an email with your specific request to admin@solarresource.org. We will work with you to make any corrections deemed necessary. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

    You have the right to request that Solar Resource restricts the processing of your PII under certain conditions. For example, if you contest the accuracy of the PII, the processing may be restricted for a period enabling Solar Resource to verify the accuracy of the PII or if Solar Resource no longer needs the PII for the purposes of the processing but you require the PII for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

    You have the right to have your PII deleted without undue delay and Solar Resource is obliged to delete your PII without undue delay if, for example, the PII is no longer necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was collected or otherwise processed. Please note that Solar Resource is not obliged to delete the PII if Solar Resource can show that the processing is necessary, for example, for the establishment, exercise, or defense of a legal claim.

    If you provide your email address to Solar Resource, you will always have the opportunity to opt out of receiving email newsletters and promotions through the unsubscribe link in the email communications or by logging into and changing the preferences for your user account. We may send you other types of transactional and relationship e-mail communications, such as service announcements, administrative notices, and surveys, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. Please note that changing information in your account, or otherwise opting out of receipt of promotional email communications will only affect future activities or communications from us. If we have already provided your information to a third party (such as a credit card processing partner) before you changed your preferences or updated your information, you may have to change your preferences directly with that third party.

    You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to Solar Resource’s processing of your PII if the processing is based on, for example, legitimate interests. If you object to such processing, Solar Resource will no longer be entitled to process your PII based on such legal basis, unless Solar Resource can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which overrides your interests, rights, and freedom or if it is conducted for the establishment, exercise, or defense of a legal claim.

    You have, under certain conditions, the right to receive the PII concerning you and which you have provided to Solar Resource, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit such PII to another data controller without Solar Resource trying to prevent this, where Solar Resource’s processing of your PII is based on a contract or consent and the processing is carried out by automated means. In such case you have the right to request that the PII shall be transmitted from Solar Resource directly to another data controller, where technically feasible.

    You also have the right to withdraw your consent, if applicable. If you withdraw your consent, please note that this does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent before its withdrawal and that Solar Resource may, under certain circumstances, have another legal ground for the processing and therefore may be entitled to continue the processing.

    If you would like to exercise your rights, you may contact us on the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

    If you are unhappy with our processing of your PII or of an alleged infringement of the General Data Protection Regulation or other applicable data privacy laws, you may lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority, for example in the country of your habitual residence or place of work.

    Our Policy Concerning Children

    As stated in our Terms of Use, our Website and Services are offered and available only to you if you are eighteen (18) years or older. If you do not meet this eligibility requirement, you may not use our Website or Services. Solar Resource does not knowingly collect or store any personal information from or about children under the age of thirteen (13). We will delete such information if we become aware that it has been submitted through our Website. Parents or legal guardians who believe that Solar Resource might have any information from or about a child under the age of thirteen (13) may submit a request to admin@solarresource.org and request that such information be removed.

    Securing Your Information

    Solar Resource takes a range of security measures designed to protect your PII and keep it confidential (unless it is non-confidential by nature) and free from any unauthorized alteration. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we use encryption in the transmission of financial information between your system and ours, and we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information.

    Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. As the safety and security of your information also depends on the precautions you take, we ask you not to share your password with anyone.

    Third Parties and Other Information Collectors

    Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Our Website does not allow you to disclosed you information to other third-parties directly. Notwithstanding, to the extent that you disclose your information to other parties through our Website, different rules may apply to their use, collection, and disclosure of the personal information you disclose to them. Since we do not control the information use, collection, or disclosure policies of third parties, you are subject to their privacy policies.

    Our Website may include links to third-party websites. Once you have used these links to leave our Website, you should note that we do not have any control over third-party websites. We are not responsible for the content of such websites or the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites. Third-party websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policies applicable to the websites in question.

    Do-Not-Track Procedures

    Note that any Do-Not-Track instructions from your browser or similar mechanism will not affect our collection of the data that you voluntarily provide to Solar Resource through such means as browsing our Website, signing up for any of the Services, entering PII into information fields on our Website, or posting on any of Solar Provider directories (review), our forums or blogs. Be advised that third parties are free to collect any information that you volunteer to Solar Resource that is visible to the public. Therefore, please do not provide Solar Resource with any information that you do not want collected.

    California Civil Code Section 1798.83 Compliance

    Under California law, upon request Solar Resource is required to disclose to its California customers the identity of any third parties to whom we have disclosed PII within the previous calendar year, along with the type of PII disclosed, for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Please note that under California law, we are only required to respond to a customer request once during any calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, email us at admin@solarresource.org.

    Users Outside of the United States

    The Website and Services are hosted in the United States and are governed by the laws of the United States. If you are using the Services outside the United States, please be aware that your information will be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where Solar Resource’s servers and databases are located. By using the Sites, you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside your country of residence.

    Transfer of Personal Information to Countries Outside the EU/EES

    Solar Resource is organized in Colorado and based in the United States of America. The Solar Providers are also be located outside the EU/EEA. Your PII is therefore transferred outside the European Union (“EU”) and European Economic Area (“EEA”). Such transfer is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and Solar Resource (article 49.1 (b) of the GDPR).

    No Rights of Third Parties

    This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the Website.

    Changes to the Privacy Policy

    We may review and update this Privacy Policy from time to time in our sole discretion. We may not provide notice to you of such changes. As such, it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy from time to time and inspect the “Last updated” date above. Your continued use of the Services after receipt of notification of changes to this Privacy Policy or updates identified by the “Last updated” date is deemed to be acceptance of those changes.

    Contact Us

    If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or Solar Resource’s processing of your PII or if you would like to exercise your rights described in this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at:

    Solar Resource LLC
    2937 South Madison St.
    Denver, CO 80210
    Email: admin@solarresource.org