When you visit the Site, we may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us, such as your name, email address, telephone numbers, physical address, gender, zip code, health information, medical condition, or other information voluntarily provided by you to the Site. We may also collect information about your interaction with the Site, including information about keystrokes and form input, or screenshots of your Site activities (regardless of whether you submit any information to the Site).
We also collect any content that you submit to the Site, such as surveys and questionnaires, including personal information that is included in such content.
We may passively collect certain types of information whenever you visit the Site. For example, we may collect click-stream data, your IP address and other usage information sent to us by your browser or device.
In addition, we may receive information about you from other third-party sources and add it to the personal information you have provided us.
We may also collect aggregated information as you visit the Site.
We may request personal information from you via online forms, questionnaires, surveys or voting polls. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information. At times, you may have to register to vote or to take part in a survey.
This Site is cookie-enabled to give you a more customized user experience. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are used to collect information on the number of visitors to our site and the number of pages viewed. It is also used to provide relevant information to our visitors and for website and system administration, including research and development, user analysis and business decision-making.
We may use web beacons, device identification, and other standard Internet technologies to track your activities of the Site. Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags, targeting and re-targeting pixels, third party pixels 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. We also may include web beacons in e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
We may share your personal information with others for various purposes, including direct marketing purposes. We may share your information (including, without limitation, personal information) with our subsidiaries and affiliates.
We employ from time to time other businesses, certain services and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, maintaining databases, Site analysis, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, implementing advertising strategies, and providing customer service. These entities have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
When you submit a request for information, quotes or offers or make an expression of interest regarding a type of product or service (by, for example, completing a form or questionnaire), we may share your request or expression of interest and the information you provide (including your personal and medical information) with third party businesses who market, offer or provide such products or services or may be able to provide you the quotes or other information you express interest in, and, as applicable, with their affiliates and third party finder or marketing companies (collectively, "Business Providers"). When you submit a request for information, quotes or offers or make an expression of interest regarding a type of product or service, you authorize us to provide your personal information (including any medical information you provide) to those Business Providers and to allow them to contact you directly.
If you submit a request for quotes or information for an insurance product, we will disclose/forward your personal information to Business Providers including insurance companies, insurance agents or agencies or insurance brokers who are interested in contacting you to provide the requested quotes or information and market insurance product or services to you.
We may transfer the personally identifiable health information that you voluntarily provide us to Business Providers that offer, market or provide health insurance products and services, for their direct marketing purposes. These companies may retain your information whether or not you use their services or buy their products. The privacy policies of these Business Providers govern their use of your information. By using this site, you consent to the disclosure or sale of your medical information to third parties for these purposes.
We may send offers by email to you on behalf of other partners. If you do not want to receive such offers, you may opt out by following the “Unsubscribe” link contained in the email. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other companies, and you should review the privacy practices of such Web sites prior to providing your personal information.
We may share aggregate information such as demographics and Site usage statistics with advertisers, sponsors or other organizations. When this type of information is shared, the other parties do not have access to your personal information.
The Site may be sold along with its related assets, or other transactions may occur in which your personal information is one of the business assets transferred, including a sale in bankruptcy or a sale or reorganization of all or part of our business. In such a case, your personal information, which we have gathered, may be one of the business assets we transfer.
In the event we are required to respond to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process your personal information may be disclosed pursuant to such subpoena, court order or legal process, which may be without notice to you.
We may also share your personal information to protect our rights or business interests, or the rights of third parties.
By using this site you agree to receive email communications from us. When you open emails from the Site, we may receive a confirmation noting you opened an email from us, if your computer supports such capabilities. We also may keep track of what emails we send you and what emails you may be receiving from us and our subsidiaries and affiliates. We also may keep track of what emails you send to us.
A. California Consumer Privacy Rights (CCPA)
California law provides California residents with the following privacy rights: • • Right to access personal information: Individuals exercising this right may request access to the categories and specific pieces of their personal information we have collected in the prior 12-month period. Individuals exercising this right may receive their personal information, when provided electronically, in a readily-useable format. • • Right to deletion: Individuals exercising this right can ask us to delete their personal information we have collected, though we may be permitted to retain personal information for certain purposes. • • Right to disclosure: Individuals exercising this right can receive additional information regarding the sources from which we collect information, the purposes for which we collect and share personal information, the information of theirs we hold, and the categories of parties with whom we share their information. • • Right to opt out of sales: As permitted by applicable law, we may share your personal information for monetary or other valuable consideration (under California law, this is considered a “sale”). You may opt out of such a “sale” of your personal information to third parties. You can exercise your right to opt-out buy following instructions in Section 5 (“OPT OUT”). • • Right to be free from discrimination: Users may freely exercise these rights without fear of being denied goods or services. Currently, this law specifically applies to California residents. If you are a resident of California, and would like to exercise one of your rights, please contact us at [email protected] You may designate an authorized agent to request the exercise of one or more of these rights on your behalf. Please note all consumer requests are subject to verification and there may be circumstances where we do not honor your request, as permitted under the law. We may verify your request by asking for additional information about how you found out about www.the solar america.com.com, who referred you to www.the solar america.com.com, to make a request (which Publisher, Querier or Partner referred you to us) and which websites you made the same requests to; and we will need to be able to verify with that Publisher or Partner as to the validity of your request first. If you are using an authorized agent, such requests are subject to the same criteria
B. California’s “Shine the Light” Law
Additionally, under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to either: (1) a list detailing the categories of information shared and the entities to which such information was provided; or (2) to be notified of a mechanism by which a consumer may opt-out of having their information shared with third parties