By submitting Personal Information through, or otherwise using or accessing, the Site, You expressly consent to the collection, processing, and disclosure of Your Personal Information according to this Privacy Statement. Your Personal Information may be processed by us in the country where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States of America) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in Your country.
Collection, Use, Sharing, Control and Disclosure of Information
“Personal Information,” for purposes of this Privacy Statement, refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact or locate the individual to whom such information pertains, such as names, physical addresses, electronic addresses, telephone numbers and fax numbers, and, if requested for export control purposes, national residence or citizenship; provided, however, that Personal Information does not include anonymous information that, by itself, does not permit the identification of individual persons.
- Collection of Registration Information:
In order to use certain portions of the Site not made available to the general public (the “Password Restricted Site”), You must meet applicable eligibility requirements and will be required to consent to the practices described in this Privacy Statement as well as register for, receive and use one or more User Identification(s) and Password(s). To complete the registration process and receive User Identification(s) and Password(s), You are required to provide to EPRI certain Personal Information. This Personal Information includes Your first and last name, business title, company/organization represented, primary business telephone number, primary business physical address, primary business email address and if requested for export control purposes, national residence or citizenship. You may also elect to volunteer additional Personal Information that may be requested (such as a fax number and areas of research interest, for example). The Personal Information that You provide in connection with registering for Your User Identification(s) and Password(s) and any subsequent updating of such information (collectively, Your “Registration Information”) will be collected, stored and maintained by EPRI and such third party entities that EPRI may utilize to provide the Sites and related services.
- Use of Your Registration Information By EPRI:
Your Registration Information will be used by EPRI: (i) to determine and authenticate the information, pages, products and software that You may access/download on the Site; (ii) as a means for EPRI to update and reduce errors in various databases and to otherwise maintain and improve the Site and related services; (iii) to monitor use of and access to various portions of the Site in an effort to prevent unauthorized access to or abuse of EPRI’s Site and systems; and (iv) to provide reliable contact information for EPRI and its affiliates and their respective employees, consultants, contractors and agents to contact and/or provide materials to You regarding any range of matters, including products, services, promotions, customer service/support issues and research efforts.
- Sharing of Your Registration Information:
EPRI will not sell, rent or lease Your Registration Information to third parties.You consent to EPRI sharing Your Registration Information as follows:
- Your Registration Information is made available to EPRI and its affiliates and their respective employees, consultants, service providers, contractors and agents for all of the purposes described in the paragraph above labeled “Use of Your Registration Information By EPRI.”
- Your Registration Information is made available to other persons from Your respective company or organization (including their affiliates).
- Your Registration Information is made available to persons participating in specific research area/efforts with which You may become affiliated, such as any applicable Manager of EPRI Technology Transfer (“METT”), committee list members of committees with which You may be affiliated, EPRI Advisors and their respective functional equivalents. Such METTs include, but are not limited to, employees of affiliated companies.
- Your name, employer and title will be displayed through the EPRI People Finder, regardless of whether You agree to display other Registration Information.
- Your Registration Information will be shared with third parties who do work on behalf of EPRI as described in the paragraph above labeled “Collection of Registration Information.”
You may also choose to make Your Registration Information (which would not include Your country of permanent residence or citizenship, which if collected would only be used for export control purposes) available to all persons with access to the EPRI People Finder (i) at the time of registering for Your User Identification(s) and Password(s), (ii) upon prompting via electronic mail from EPRI, and (iii) at any time subsequent thereto by utilizing the tool available at Update my Profile.
- The “EPRI People Finder” is a searchable contact-database that contains the names and contact information of the respective employees, consultants, contractors and agents of EPRI and its affiliates, of EPRI Member organizations, of industry vendors and of various other persons.
- Access to the EPRI People Finder is provided to the respective employees, consultants, contractors and agents of EPRI and its affiliates and all other persons in possession of User Identification(s) and Password(s) for the Password Restricted Site made available to the other Users of the EPRI People Finder, which persons are currently for the most part the employees, consultants, contractors and agents of EPRI Member organizations, EPRI and certain interested vendors.
- At a minimum, if You register for a Site ID, Your name, employer, and title will be displayed through the EPRI People Finder, even if the remainder of Your Registration Information is not. Further, all of Your Registration Information will be available to others within Your company (and affiliated companies) using the Site as well as EPRI affiliates.
- If Your employer ceases to be a member of EPRI, EPRI will terminate Your access to the Site and will no longer display Your Registration Information in the EPRI People Finder.
- Control over Your Registration Information:
You may review, correct, update and change Your Registration Information by utilizing the tool available at Update My Profile.
You may remove Your Registration Information from the EPRI People Finder at any time by utilizing the tool available at Update My Profile. Such removal will only remove Your Registration Information from the EPRI People Finder and will not remove Your Registration Information from other nonpublic databases.
If at the time You provided Personal Information to EPRI through the Site You were given the opportunity to limit how the applicable Personal Information is used to communicate with You by third parties, EPRI will not change Your preference in this regard without Your consent.
Server Log Information, Profile Information & Cookies
- Collection of Server Log Information, Profile Information, Cookies, & Analytics:When You use the Site, which may be hosted in part or entirely by a third party, EPRI automatically collects certain technical, routing, server log and other information to facilitate use of the Site and for internal purposes, such as to administer and improve the Site. For example, EPRI may log such things as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, the Internet Protocol Address (a number that is automatically assigned to Your computer when You use the internet), time and date stamps, landing page and referring Web site addresses. Information of this type is referred to as “Server Log Information.”
- In addition, the Site also uses “cookies” to track certain aspects of usage on the Site and in order to improve the functionality of the Site (A “cookie” is a small amount of data that is transferred to Your browser by a server and then stored on Your hard drive and can generally only be read by the server that gave it to You). Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If You prefer, You can reset Your browser either to notify You when You receive a cookie or refuse to accept cookies. You may also delete cookies from Your hard drive. Please note, however, that the Password Restricted Site will not be usable unless Your browser is accepting cookies.
- On login to the Site, Server Log information automatically collected by the Site, including, cookies, page views, content that You contribute to Site (such as through chat rooms, blogs, emails or other suggestions), time spent on particular pages, order of pages viewed and products/services downloaded from the Site, may be tracked and recorded and associated with Your User Identification(s) and Password(s) and, consequently, the Personal Information contained in the Registration Information You provided. Your “Profile Information” includes Your Registration Information, Your User ID, Server Log information and any other information set forth in this paragraph or regarding Your use of the Site.
- Use of Server Log Information, Profile Information, Cookies, & Analytics:
At any time when You are logged on to the Site, Profile Information may be collected. EPRI uses this Profile Information primarily to track Your usage of the site, to maintain and improve the efficiency and experience rendered by the Site, to better understand customers and offer appropriate products, services and content, to determine and authenticate the information, pages, products and software that may be accessed from the Site, to monitor uses and access to various portions of the Site to prevent abuses to our systems and access rights to particular content/products made available through the Site, as well as to provide information to respective EPRI Member organizations regarding the contents, products and services accessed/downloaded by and the usage of their respective employees, consultants and contractors that have “logged on” to the Site.
- Sharing of Server Log Information, Profile Information and Cookies:As discussed in the preceding paragraph, Your Profile Information may be shared with Your employer and/or respective EPRI Member organizations. This provides them with information regarding the usage, contents, products and services accessed/downloaded by their employees (or independent contractors, if applicable). Profile Information may also be disclosed to the respective employees, consultants, contractors and service providers of EPRI and its affiliates to improve services, content and products and for the other reasons stated in the preceding paragraph. Except as provided in this Privacy Statement, EPRI does not share Profile Information with any other third-parties without Your permission. Cookies, except to the extent there are used to compile Profile Information, are not shared with any third parties.
Server Log Information that does not include any Personal Information may be shared by EPRI with any party and for any purpose.
- Control over Server Log Information, Profile Information and Cookies:Profile Information will be retained for such periods as EPRI may deem appropriate for its business purposes.
Server Log Information will be retained for such periods as EPRI may deem appropriate for its business purposes.
- Do Not Track Signals:
EPRI may provide You with a number of electronic newsletters determined to be of interest to You based on expressions of interest, company and/or research area affiliation and Personal Information provided to the Site. You may unsubscribe from such newsletters at any time by using the unsubscribe feature contained in such electronic newsletter or by sending an email to email@example.com regarding Your desire to unsubscribe from the relevant electronic newsletter.
Collaboration Sites/Bulletin Boards/Chat Rooms/Forums
Use of these features may require You to provide EPRI Your name, email address, and other information, for purposes of attributing your posts and providing you with updates about the Site. If You use any bulletin board, chat room or forum provided on the Site, You should be aware that any Personal Information You submit in connection with such use makes the information “public information” and that it can be read, collected or used by other Users. EPRI assumes no responsibility for any Personal Information (or the privacy thereof) submitted in connection with these forums. Anything that you place in one of these forums is not subject to this Privacy Statement, and may be used or shared by EPRI with or without attribution or compensation.
Legal Requirements and Other Disclosures
EPRI reserves the right to disclose any and all Personal Information, Your Profile Information, or any information You may have provided or that we might otherwise possess regarding Your use of the Site as required by law and when EPRI concludes in its sole discretion that such disclosure is necessary to protect its rights, the rights of its Members or other third parties, as well as to comply with a judicial/court proceeding or legal process.
No method of transmission over the Internet or method or electronic storage is 100% effective. Therefore, while we try to protect Your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its security.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
If EPRI sells its assets to another entity, or EPRI is acquired by or merged with another entity, EPRI may provide to such entity Personal Information that is related to that part of the business that was sold to or merged with the other entity.
Last Updated July 2014