This policy explains what types of information is collected over the Energy News Network website (http://energynews.us).
Information we collect
Information you voluntarily provide to us:
Individuals who subscribe to Energy News Network daily email digests voluntarily provide us with their name and email address, and other contact information if they choose. We send these publications via MailChimp. MailChimp uses web beacons in the emails sent via their platform. When we send emails, MailChimp tracks behavior such as who opened the emails and who clicked the links. This allows us to measure the performance of our email campaigns. To do this, MailChimp includes single pixel gifs, also called web beacons, in emails we send. Web beacons allow us to collect information about when you open the email, your IP address, your browser or email client type, and other similar details.
Anonymized data, such as company or organization affiliation, collected via MailChimp may be used to communicate to funders and other prospective partners about the makeup of our list.
Individuals that donate online voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address). This information is stored in Fresh Energy’s cloud-based secured relationship database, Neon (PCI compliant). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. To view, modify, or “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, you can log on to your personal Fresh Energy account on our website, or contact us directly at [email protected] or 651 225 0878.
Other information we collect automatically:
We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the identity of your Internet service provider, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.
- IP addresses
Fresh Energy uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer us, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.
Our website, us, uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of the website, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.
- Google Analytics.
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics tool, to better understand how visitors engage with our website. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and reports website trends to us without identifying individual visitors. Google Analytics reports what type of device an individual is using to view our site.
How Your Information May Be Used
We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to request and process your donations; etc. We may also use your information to track visitors of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve your needs.
How Personal Information is Shared with Others
How Personal Information is Protected
Credit Card and E-Check Payment Information
You can donate online with confidence. We have partnered with Authorize.Net to offer safe and secure credit card and electronic check transactions. The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the credit card and electronic check processing networks (see online payments diagram for credit cards and e-checks). The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:
- 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
- Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
- Compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.
Our website, energynews.us, as well as any website under our control, includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under domains controlled by Fresh Energy, and Fresh Energy is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.
Protecting Children under the Age of Thirteen
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 13.
By using this site, you acknowledge acceptance of this policy. The Energy News Network reserves the right to change this policy without notice.