Skylands Energy Service (“Skylands Energy Service“) operates SkylandsEnergy.com and may operate other websites. It is Skylands Energy Service’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Skylands Energy Service collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Skylands Energy Service’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Skylands Energy Service’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Skylands Energy Service may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Skylands Energy Service also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on SkylandsEnergy.com blogs/sites. Skylands Energy Service only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Skylands Energy Service’s websites choose to interact with Skylands Energy Service in ways that require Skylands Energy Service to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Skylands Energy Service gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at SkylandsEnergy.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Skylands Energy Service are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Skylands Energy Service collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Skylands Energy Service. Skylands Energy Service does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Skylands Energy Service may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Skylands Energy Service may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Skylands Energy Service does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Skylands Energy Service discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Skylands Energy Service’s behalf or to provide services available at Skylands Energy Service’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Skylands Energy Service’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Skylands Energy Service will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Skylands Energy Service discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Skylands Energy Service believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Skylands Energy Service, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Skylands Energy Service website and have supplied your email address, Skylands Energy Service may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Skylands Energy Service and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Skylands Energy Service takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Skylands Energy Service, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Skylands Energy Service goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Skylands Energy Service may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.