Privacy Policy

Smart Grid IX ("SGiX," "we" or "us") is serious about protecting your privacy. We understand your concerns with regard to how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice (this "Privacy Policy") describes what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how we use it, with whom we may share it and what choices you have regarding it. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is a part of the Terms of Use of the SGiX Web site (www.smartgridix.com, or any replacement site, the "Site"). We encourage you to become familiar with the terms and conditions of both this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

BY ACCESSING AND USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THAT YOU ACCEPT AND CONSENT TO THE PRIVACY PRACTICES (AND ANY USES AND DISCLOSURES OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU) THAT ARE DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

1. What Information Does SGiX Collect?

We may collect certain identifying information from or about you and, if applicable, the legal entity (your "Organization") on whose behalf you are accessing the Site, in connection with your use of, or your submissions to, the Site (collectively, the "Collected Information"). The Collected Information may also include any other information and data about you and your Organization that are submitted on or through the Site, including, for example, if you provide us with your name and contact information or in survey responses that are entered or solicited through the Site. In addition, we may retain the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you or your Organization may have with us or, if such correspondence is made through the Site, with other users of the Site, regardless of the mode of communication by which such correspondence was made. This information helps us to accomplish the goal or purpose of the Site, to improve the Site and the online media, content, materials, opportunities and services that we feature or describe on the Site, and to more effectively and efficiently respond to both current and future inquiries.

As with many other Web sites, the Web servers used to operate the Site may collect certain data pertaining to you and the equipment and communications method that you use to access the Internet and the Site. For security reasons and to confirm the integrity of our data, SGiX may combine components of this data with other sources of information which may identify you. Unless otherwise described in this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use, such identifying information will be used solely for purposes consistent with the business of SGiX. In addition, such information does reveal such things as the Internet protocol ("IP") address assigned to your computer, specific pages that you accessed on the Site, or immediately prior to visiting the Site, and the length of time you spent at the Site. The purposes for which this information is collected and used include facilitating Site operation and system administration, generating aggregate, non-identifiable statistical information, monitoring and analyzing Site traffic and usage patterns, and improving the content and content delivery with regard to the Site and the online media, content, materials, opportunities and services that we describe or make available on the Site.

To customize your access and use of the Site, we use cookies to collect personally or individually identifying information. Cookies are small text files stored on a user's computer that retain information that helps a Web site recognize a particular user when he or she returns to the site following a previous visit. Most popular Internet browser packages allow you to configure the browser so as not to accept cookies. However, setting your browser to reject cookies may, in certain instances, prevent a user from taking full advantage of a Web site and its capabilities.

2. How Does SGiX Use The Information That It Collects?

In addition to the uses mentioned or described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy or in the Terms of Use, we may use the information that we collect from or about you to analyze and improve the content, features, materials and opportunities that we make available on the Site, to notify you of changes made to the Site or new opportunities made available on or through the Site, to evaluate your needs and customize the Site content delivered to you according to those needs, to send you promotional or other materials that you request from us (on an “opt-in” basis only), and for other legitimate and lawful business purposes. If you contact us for support or assistance, we may use information about you or your system for purposes such as verifying whether your system meets the minimum requirements needed to use the Site and our various services.

3. With Whom Does SGiX Share Information That It Collects?

We do not sell, rent or share personal information with third parties without your prior consent, except in the limited circumstances described in this privacy policy. We share personal information with third-party vendors and contractors who assist us in performing internal functions necessary to operate our business. These functions may include, for example, analyzing data and providing marketing assistance. We require our third party vendors to only use the information for the purpose it was provided. We are not responsible for any additional information you provide directly to third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their practices before disclosing information directly to them. In the course of conducting our business, we may also catalog and add Collected Information to our database. Please rest assured that, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, we will not distribute any Collected Information to third-parties in a manner that will identify or be attributable to any particular individual or organization and Collected Information will be reported outside our organization only in aggregated formats.

We may, from time to time, utilize a number of trusted business and marketing partners in delivering the content, materials and opportunities available on or through the Site. To the extent necessary for purposes of communicating with you or fulfilling your requests for such content, materials and opportunities, we may share information about you with these business partners. We may also produce reports on Site traffic or usage patterns and share these reports with our business partners and others, but the information contained in these reports is anonymous and does not allow identification of any specific individual.

We also reserve the right to disclose personal information when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order); to enforce or apply this privacy policy or our other policies or agreements; to initiate, render, bill, and collect for amounts owed to us; to protect our or our users' rights, property or safety; to prevent or protect our users from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of our Sites; to ensure the security of our network and services; or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay. We may also use and disclose information about you to establish or exercise our legal rights, to enforce the Terms of Use, to assert and defend against legal claims, or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person.

As SGiX grows and develops its business, it is possible that its corporate structure or organization might change or that it might merge or otherwise combine with, or that it or portions of its business might be acquired by, another company. In any such transactions, customer information generally is, and should be expected to be, one of the transferred business assets.

4. What Are The Choices Available To You?

When submitting information, corresponding, making requests for information and otherwise interacting with SGiX, its representatives, or others through or in connection with the Site, you choose what information to supply or to submit, what questions to pose and comments to make, whether you wish to receive further information and how you may be contacted. Please take care to share only such information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate.

5. How Does SGiX Protect Information Collected About You?

SGiX takes commercially reasonable measures to secure and protect information transmitted via or stored on the Site. Nevertheless, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee that information that users of the Site may happen to transmit or otherwise supply will be totally secure. You agree to immediately notify us of any breach of Site security, this Privacy Policy, or the Terms of Use of which you become aware.

6. Children's Privacy

Protecting the online privacy of children is especially important, and those under the age of 13 are protected by federal law. For that reason, SGiX does not knowingly permit children under the age of 13 to become registered members of the Site, or to buy goods and services on the Site, without verifiable parental consent. SGiX does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information about children under 13, except with their parent's express consent.

We encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to participate in their interactive activities and interests.

7. Linked Sites

For your convenience, some hyperlinks may be posted on the Site that link to other Web sites not under our control. We are not responsible for, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to, the privacy practices of those sites or of any companies that we do not own or control. We encourage you to seek out and read the privacy policy of each Web site that you visit. In addition, should you happen to initiate a transaction on a Web site that our Site links to, even if you reached that site through our Site, the information that you submit to complete that transaction becomes subject to the privacy practices of the operator of that linked site. You should read that site's privacy policies to understand how personal information that is collected about you is used and protected.

8. Changes to Privacy Policy

At any time and from time to time, we may change our privacy practices, and this Privacy Policy, because of changes in relevant and applicable legal or regulatory requirements, our business practices, or in our attempts to better serve your needs and those of our other customers. Notice of such changes to our privacy practices will be given in the manner described in the Terms of Use and a revised Privacy Policy will be posted on the Site.

9. Who Can You Contact at SGiX For More Information?

If you have any questions or suggestions about the Site, SGiX, or our products, services, or privacy practices, please contact us at dgeraghty@smartgridix.com.

Acknowledgement

BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND CONSENT TO THE PRIVACY PRACTICES, AND TO THE USES AND DISCLOSURES OF COLLECTED INFORMATION ABOUT YOU THAT ARE DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE REFERENCED ABOVE.