Privacy Policy - Smart Energy Decisions

Privacy Policy

Effective Jan. 1, 2016

This privacy policy applies to information which you give us, Smart Energy Decisions (“SED” or “we”), about yourself and your professional background as you register for our products or participate in our events. We provide a link to this privacy policy on all online pages and forms to which it applies.

Our business includes creating opportunities for you to connect with other companies either by accessing information and resources online or at events. When we work with other companies to develop products or sponsored webinars, or in any way that allows you to connect directly with that other company, we will include a link to the other company's Privacy Policy if possible. Our Policy covers our collection and use of information about you.

Your information

We rely on the information you provide to us as you register, contact us, participate in surveys, post comments to public areas of and interact with our web site, respond to our email campaigns, and participate in webinars or events. We may also add data from external sources including your professional interests on web sites other than ours. We will add information about how you interact with our products, your subscriptions, the events you participate in, the content you download or read, etc.

We may work to expand our community by acquiring names and contact details from other sources that have compiled contact information. This information might be public information or data you provided with necessary permissions. We may also invite you to join our community via third party social and professional networking sites.

Using information that identifies you

We use information about you to: provide the services, publications, and information you request and to manage your account with us; deliver or display content that matches your professional interests and responsibilities;  contact you with information about and invitations for products and services — ours and other companies — directed to your professional interests and responsibilities; contact you, advertise to you or invite you to join us on social media platforms on which you participate; offer you opportunities to connect directly with your peers and with suppliers of products and services that may be of interest to you; and for any other purpose that we share with you about when you give us the information.

Your Options

You have options to choose from and control over connecting directly with other companies for marketing purposes. In addition to providing you with our own editorial content, we offer you the opportunity to access others' content and expertise. When you choose to take advantage of that content or expertise, you choose to have your name and contact details transferred directly to that other company or companies. We will put you in direct contact when you choose to:

Access a specific webcast, online event, web site, newsletter, or other product which is sponsored or co-sponsored by another company.

Participate in one of our events. Sponsors may be given an attendance list for the event. It is up to you, however, to decide whether to leave your business card with anyone. Your future interaction with online content from a sponsor to whom you provided your contact data to may also be tracked and disclosed to that sponsor.

Making information you provide public

We allow you to post comments related to content on our site when you register for our site.

Receiving email marketing messages from us

You may opt out of our email marketing lists by following the directions at the bottom of our promotional emails.

Keeping your information up to date

Please help us keep your information up to date. You may update most online registrations by consulting the particular web site itself or visiting a preference page after you have logged on to the site.

Disclosure of Information About You

We reserve the right to disclose information about you to third parties in certain circumstances: to vendors that work on our behalf; to law enforcement or other entities that present valid legal process; to protect human safety or our networks or property, or as part of a sale or our merger of SED.

Important Information

We use reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect personal information against theft, loss, or misuse. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or storage can be guaranteed to be one hundred percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information about you and your professional interests, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you submit to us. You remain responsible for protecting the security of information in transit to us over the Internet.

This privacy policy covers how we use information you provide. We cannot control how others may use information you may make public on our sites, for example, on professional networking sites or sites inviting user-generated content, in forums, and user-generated content.

Our products, services, events and offerings are directed to professionals.

Policy Updates

We will post and date any changes to this privacy policy. Please check here periodically. Your continued use of our products and services covered by this policy constitutes your consent to the practices in place at the time of your use.

How to Contact Us

For questions about this privacy policy, please contact: [email protected]


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