Privacy Policy
Protecting our user’s private information is a priority for us. This Privacy Policy applies to the asharpenergy.com website (the "Website") run by A-Sharp Energy, Inc. ("A-Sharp Energy"). By using the Website, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into the A-Sharp Energy Terms of Use and terms that are defined in the Terms of Use are used in this Privacy Policy.
"Personal Information" means information that alone, or when in combination with other information, may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number. Personal Information does not include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual. You are required to keep all Personal Information updated, which can be done through your registration account.
"Post" and "Posting" mean the act of submitting, uploading, publishing, displaying, or similar action on the website.
Collection of Your Personal Information
Personal Information is collected when you:
  • Communicate with us (including with user-support and marketing representatives);
  • Register to use the Website; and
  • Post to the Website.
A-Sharp Energy may collect and share anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as age, gender, household income, financial status, utility information, credit score range, as well as information regarding quotes and selected quotes offered through the Website. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by A- Sharp Energy. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Website.
A-Sharp Energy encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from A-Sharp Energy so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. A-Sharp Energy is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Website.
Use of your Personal Information
We use Personal Information to (a) operate the Website and deliver the Services you have requested, (b) improve the Services; (c) communicate with you; and (d) allow a Third-Party Vendor communicate with you and provide you with requested Services. A-Sharp Energy does not sell, rent or lease its user lists to third parties. We may use aggregate information for any purpose, including for marketing purposes.
A-Sharp Energy may also use your Personal Information to inform you of other products or services available from A-Sharp Energy and its affiliates. A-Sharp Energy may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
A-Sharp Energy may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide user-support, or other action in connection with the provision of the Services. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to A-Sharp Energy, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
A-Sharp Energy will disclose your Personal Information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on A-Sharp Energy or the Website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of A-Sharp Energy; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of A-Sharp Energy, or the public.
Use of Cookies
The Website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the Website, or register with the Website, a cookie helps A-Sharp Energy to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the A-Sharp Energy features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the A-Sharp Energy services or websites you visit.
Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies. The Website collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you use it, including your preferences and anonymous usage statistics. By using the Website, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the Services.
When you visit the Website, we and our Third Party Vendors receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, and from cookies and similar technology. Most but not all cookies expire (and are deleted from your computer browser) at the end of your session or within 24 hours. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Website may not work properly.
Communications. We may send email to the email address or call you at a phone number you provide to us to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, user-service, or system maintenance. You can opt out of receiving some of these communications at any time by using the unsubscribe link within each email or by notifying our user-support representative that you wish to opt out.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may share your information:
  • with other users as part of a review;
  • to comply with legal obligations;
  • to protect and defend our rights and property; and
  • with your permission.
We Collect Reviews. When you leave a review of a Third-Party Vendor, we may share your name and other details of your project, such as subscription size, date and locations, with other users in order to allow them to make an educated decision about whether to work with A-Sharp Energy or a Third-Party Vendor.
We Use Service Providers. We may share any information we receive with trusted partners retained in connection with the provision of the Services. All such third parties are prohibited from using your information except to provide services to A-Sharp Energy, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Third Parties, at Your Request. We may share any information we receive with Third-Party Vendors when you request Services. However, you will not be contacted by a Third-Party Vendor as a result of using the Services through means other than through the Website (including emails notifying you of messages from the Third-Party Vendor through the A-Sharp Energy messaging center) unless you specifically select a quote from that Third Party provider.
As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures. We may access, preserve, and disclose your Personal Information, other account information, and content if we believe doing so is required by law or if those actions are reasonably necessary to:
  • comply with legal process, such as a court order or subpoena;
  • enforce this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use;
  • respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties;
  • respond to your requests for user-support;
  • respond to law enforcement;
  • investigate and prevent unauthorized transactions or other illegal activities; or
  • protect our or others’ rights, property, or personal safety.
Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction. We cannot control how such entities may use or disclose such information.
Security of Your Information
We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us.
By using the Website or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Website. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Website or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at privacy@asharpenergy.com.
Children’s Privacy. We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use Personal Information from children under 13 years of age, and no part of the Website is directed to children under the age of 13. If you learn that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, you may alert us at privacy@asharpenergy.com. If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.
International Users. By using the Website, you will transfer data to the United States. If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the United States and processing globally. By providing your information you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.
Governing Law. By choosing to visit the Website or otherwise provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the law of the state of Minnesota and the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with A-Sharp Energy will be in accordance with the Terms of Use.
Posting of Revised Privacy Policy. We will post any adjustments to the Privacy Policy at http://www.asharpenergy.com/pages/privacy, and the revised version will be effective when it is posted. If you are concerned about how your information is used, bookmark this page and read this Privacy Policy periodically.
New Uses of Personal Information. From time to time, we may desire to use Personal Information for uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy. If our practices change regarding previously collected Personal Information in a way that would be materially less restrictive than stated in the version of this Privacy Policy in effect at the time we collected the information, we will make reasonable efforts to provide notice and obtain consent to any such uses as may be required by law.
Opt-Out & Unsubscribe. We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from A-Sharp Energy, Inc. by contacting us here at privacy@asharpenergy.com through the user's account settings on the Website.
Updated 2017-01-31 Rev. 2017-01-25
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