This Site is not intended for minor children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from minor children under 18.
3. Gathering, Use and Disclosure of Non-Personally-Identifying Information.
We may collect both Non-Personally-Identifying Information and Personally-Identifying Information from you. “Non–Personally–Identifying Information” is information that cannot be directly associated with a specific person or entity, without the aid of additional information.. “Personally–Identifying Information,” on the other hand, is information such as a name or email address that, without requiring more, can be directly associated with a specific person or entity.
(i) Web Browsers.
Like most operators of sites, we gather Non-Personally-Identifying Information from you of the sort that web browsers, depending on their settings, may make available. That information includes your Internet Protocol (“IP“) address, operating system and browser type, and the locations of the previous web pages you view before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving this Site.
(ii) Web Cookies.
A “Web Cookie“is a string of information that a site stores on your computer, that your browser provides to this Site, each time you submit a query to this Site. We may use Web Cookies to track the pages that you visit during your Site session, both to help us improve your experience and to help us understand how this Site is being used.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO HAVE WEB COOKIES PLACED ON YOUR COMPUTER, YOU SHOULD SET YOUR BROWSER SETTINGS TO REFUSE WEB COOKIES BEFORE ACCESSING THIS SITE, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT CERTAIN FEATURES OF THIS SITE MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY. IF YOU REFUSE WEB COOKIES, YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RESULTING LOSS OF FUNCTIONALITY.
(iii) Web Beacons.
A “Web Beacon” is an object embedded in a web page. It is typically invisible to you but allows site operators to check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email communication. We may place these Web Beacons on pages of this Site.
You may not decline these Web Beacons. But, they may be ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.
We analyze Non–Personally–Identifying Information gathered from users of this Site to help us better understand how this Site is being used. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, we are able to better design this Site to improve your experiences, both in terms of content and ease of use. We link information gathered using Non-Personally-Identifying Information to Personally-Identifying Information.
From time to time, we may also release the Non–Personally–Identifying Information gathered from Site users in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of this Site.
4. Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personally–Identifying Information.
As defined above, Personally-Identifying Information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity. We will only collect Personally-Identifying Information that you knowingly submit to us. We will not disclose your Personally-Identifying Information to third parties unless we obtain your permission to do so at the time we collect it, except as set forth below:
When you register with this Site, you may be asked to disclose Personally–Identifying Information. You may also choose to submit Personally-Identifying Information to us when you send us an email or use any interactive features and services that we may make available from time to time on this Site. We may disclose personal information to third-party service providers that assist us (for example, web hosting companies, and companies that process payments on our behalf). We limit the personal information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and we do not permit them to use personal information for other purposes. Additionally, personal information about your interest in our products and/or services or former home solar financing customers may be disclosed as we believe to be required by law, to protect our or a third party’s rights or property, or as we believe to be appropriate to respond to claims or other legal process.
You may post Personally-Identifying Information on areas of this Site that may be viewed by other users or the public, although we recommend that you do not do so. We urge you to use good judgment and not post Personally-Identifying Information that you do not want other users to know.
YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER HARM RESULTING FROM YOUR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.
We may offer you the ability to send friends emails about this Site. If you choose to use this feature, we will only use your friends’ email addresses on a one-time basis to send the requested email and will not store or otherwise retain this information.
We take reasonable precautions to protect the security of your information. However, neither people nor security systems are foolproof. Therefore, while we use reasonable efforts to protect your Personally-Identifying Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Any unauthorized access to or use of this Site or information collected and maintained by this Site should be immediately brought to our attention by sending us an email at:
Personally-Identifying Information may be stored on servers outside of the United States and Canada, and, as a result, may be subject to access requests from law enforcement in other jurisdictions.
(i) Employees, Third-Party Processors and Third-Party Service Providers.
We will disclose Personally-Identifying Information to our employees, contractors, affiliates, distributors, dealers, vendors and suppliers who process Personally-Identifying Information on our behalf, participate with us in the provision or operation of this Site or provide you with services relating to your Centrosolar system. For example, if you sign up for our solar panel monitoring service, we combine information we collect from your PV solar system (including solar electrical production, inverter operation and home electrical consumption) with your Personal Information (such as your name, address and phone number) and provide this to dealers who provide installation, operation and maintenance services for your Centrosolar system.
(ii) By Law, to Protect Rights and to Comply with Our Policies.
We disclose Personally-Identifying Information if: (1) required to do so by law, or in response to a subpoena or court order; (2) we believe in our sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect against fraud, to protect the property or other rights of us or other users, third parties or the public at large; or (3) we believe that you have abused the service by using it to attack other systems or to gain unauthorized access to any other system, to engage in spamming or otherwise to violate applicable laws. For example, we may be required by law to provide your Personally-Identifying Information per state of Ontario Laws.
(iii) Business Transfers; Bankruptcy.
(iv) Marketing Communications.
We may email you about products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. We may also provide your Personally-Identifying Information to third parties so that those third parties may directly contact you about products and services. If you wish to opt-out of receiving emails from us or from third parties, please follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
5. Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties.
7. Access to Information.
You have a right to contact us in order to access or update any personal information that we may store about you.
8. Contact Us.
If you wish to contact us, please contact us at the following addresses and include your name, address and email address in your correspondence to us:
Centrosolar Canada, Inc.
700-2 BLOOR ST W
TORONTO ON M4W 3R1
Phone: +1 (855) 604 4012
Fax: +1 (416) 972 5071