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1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
There are several ways that we may collect information about you, including through (A) information you provide to us directly; (B) information that we automatically collect; and (C) information we receive from third parties. This includes data that identifies you personally whether directly (i.e., your name) or indirectly (i.e., information about your online use).
A. Information You Provide To Us
We may collect information directly from you when you provide it to us on the Services. This may include when you use our Services, purchase products or services, request information from us, sign up for newsletters or our email list, enter into sweepstakes or other promotion, fill out a survey, request customer support, or otherwise communicate with or contact us. The information we collect may include your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, referrals, and information about your solar activities, such as home ownership, home statistics, home energy usage or utility provider, or demographic information.
You also may provide us with certain information in connection with specific transactions on the Services:
B. Information Automatically Collected
Whenever you visit or interact with the Services, we may use a variety of technologies such as cookies, clear GIFs, pixel tags, log files, and other technologies or third-party services to automatically or passively collect certain information about users of the Services and interactions with our emails and online advertisements.
We may also automatically collect the following information about you:
To learn more about our interest-based advertising and your advertising choices relating to the collection and use of your information, please see the “How We Use Your Information” and “Your Choices and Opting Out” sections below.
C. Information Collected from Other Sources
We may acquire information from other sources as follows:
We may use this information to help us maintain the accuracy of the information we collect, personalize your experience with the Services, target our communications so that we can inform you of products, services or other offers that may be of interest to you, to measure ad quality and responses, and for internal business analysis or other business purposes.
D. Combination of Information
We may combine the information that we receive from and about you, including information you provide to us and information we automatically collect through the Services, as well as information collected from other online or offline sources, including from third-party sources and from your installed solar system.
2. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
A. Information Use By or For Bay Sun Solar
We may use the information we collect from and about you for any of the following purposes:
Additionally, if you use the Services to connect with third-party services that you authorize us to use information from and about you, on your behalf, to interact with these third-party services based on your requests.
B. How We Use Your Information for Interest-Based Advertising
We also may display interest-based ads through Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms or websites. This is done through the Facebook Custom Audiences, Twitter Tailor Audiences, or other similar business tools. These tools allow us to personalize our ads based on your shopping experience with us, without having to share your personal information with these social media platforms. We do this only by sharing hashed information (which converts your email or phone number to a unique string of numbers and letters) that the social media platform then matches data against its own data for the limited purpose of serving advertisements (either directly to you or to other lookalike audiences). The matched and unmatched hashes are then deleted and are not used for any other purpose.
For information on your choices with respect to interest-based ads, see the “Interest Based Advertising Choices” section below.
3. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may disclose information that we collect from and about you as described below.
A. Sharing of Information by You
The Services offer many ways to find, enjoy, and share content. Your activity in connection with the Services may include filling out surveys, reviewing and rating products or services, inquiring about or purchasing products or services, participation in online communities, “liking” or “sharing” our content to your social media accounts or pages or otherwise interacting with the Services. Any information you may disclose through the Services, in blogs, on message boards, in chat rooms, or on other public areas through the Services or other third-party websites, applications, or services that these Services may link to, becomes public information. Please exercise what you deem an appropriate level of caution when disclosing personal information in these public areas.
B. Sharing of Information by Us
We may share your personal information as follows:
4. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Services who are California residents to annually request certain information regarding our disclosure of their personal information to third parties, including affiliated third parties who may not share the Bay Sun Solar name, for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, write us at: Bay Sun Solar Inc., Attn – Marketing, 22 Great Oaks Blvd. Suite 270 San Jose, CA 95119
5. YOUR CHOICES & OPTING OUT
A. Cookies, Tracking Options and California Do Not Track Disclosures
Certain parts of our Services require cookies. You may adjust your device or Internet browser settings to limit certain tracking or to decline cookies, but by doing so, you may not be able to use certain features on the Services or take full advantage of all of our offerings. Please refer to your device’s settings or your Internet browser’s “Help” section for more information on how to delete and/or disable cookies or to control your tracking preferences.
B. Interest-Based Advertising Choices
To understand your choices for receiving more relevant advertising provided on the Service or across other websites and online services, please review the information below:
C. Unsubscribing from Our Marketing Communications
We provide our customers, as well as individuals referred by our customers, with the opportunity to opt out of having their information used for purposes not directly related to placement, processing, fulfillment, or delivery of a product or service.
To opt out of marketing communications or to request to be added to our Do Not Call List or Do Not Mail List, you may use one of these convenient methods:
If you receive marketing communications from one or more of our affiliates or subsidiaries, you must opt out individually from each of the brands from which you are receiving brand-specific marketing communications.
D. With Respect to Other Third-Party Communications
Any third parties to whom we may disclose your information may have their own privacy policies which describe how they use and disclose your information, and your choices. If you want to learn more about their privacy practices, we encourage you to visit the websites of those third parties.
E. Accessing or Updating Your Information
If you become a Bay Sun Solar customer, you can contact your sales representative or Bay Sun Solar Customer Care representative to request a correction to or deletion of certain information you provided in connection with your account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
6. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Protecting children’s privacy is important to us. We do not direct the Services to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from, persons under the age of 18. If we learn that a person under the age of eighteen has provided personally identifiable information to the Services, we will use reasonable efforts to remove such information from our files as quickly as possible.
7. THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, LINKS, AND PLUG-INS
The Services may contain links to third parties who partner with us. If you use those links, these third parties may collect information about you. We do not control third-party links or how these third parties collect and use your personal information. If you have any questions about their privacy practices, you should view their privacy policies and/or contact those third parties directly.
8. DATA SECURITY
We have implemented measures designed to secure your information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we are not able guarantee our security measures.
10. CONTACT INFORMATION
Last Updated: June, 2019