Privacy Statement from PowerHouse SMART®.
1. Introduction
Welcome to PowerHouse SMART®’s website (“Site”). This Site is offered as a service to companies or organizations (“companies” or “organizations”). PowerHouse SMART®, its subsidiaries and affiliates, or other companies of our family of companies value your privacy. We are committed to the protection of member and organizations privacy. PowerHouse SMART® has created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate its commitment to the privacy and protection of your personal information. To better protect your privacy, PowerHouse SMART® provides this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
2. Information We Receive
PowerHouse SMART® collects two different types of information:
a) Information about you that you provide when signing up for our services and for the purposes of payments.
b) Information that we may gather about you and all visitors to our website.
PowerHouse SMART® may collect personal information like name and email address. Any information collected from you that is required as part of our sign up process is mandatory and is always kept confidential. We reserve the right to use the name of your organization as well as a link to your website or social media profiles.
At other times, PowerHouse SMART® may collect aggregated information that cannot be used to identify you. Aggregated information may include statistical information about the types or classes of users on our Site, or demographical and geographical identification of groups. For example, we may aggregate non-personal information, such as the number of visitors to a particular area of the Site. PowerHouse SMART® will not use aggregated information in a way that can be linked directly back to individual organizations companies.
PowerHouse SMART® may use any number of tools to collect information about you, your computer access points, and the web browser that you use to connect to our Site. For example, cookies are tiny text files that we place on your computer’s hard drive when you visit our Site. We may use cookies to personalize your Site experience. You do not have to accept our cookies and you may delete them after they have been placed on your hard drive. If you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of our Site that you access may take more time to work, or may not function properly.
PowerHouse SMART® may also collect additional information from your web browser each time you visit our Site. We may collect information on the pages that you visit, the promotions or advertisements that you click on, and other actions that you take while using our Site. This information may include your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, the type of browser, the time that your browser was used to access our Site, and the referring website address.
3. Our Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Information
PowerHouse SMART® may use the services of independent companies to provide certain services to you. PowerHouse SMART® may share your personal information, such as email address, with the Internet Service Providers as appropriate and as necessary, however, these independent companies will not use your personal information for their own direct marketing purposes without our permission. We may analyze and share personally identifiable information with third parties that assist PowerHouse SMART® with its direct marketing purposes. For example, if you elect to continue to receive services, such as newsletters, Site updates, and events schedules via email, our Internet Service Providers may provide those types of services. You will have the option to opt-out of such offerings at the time of registration and at the time you receive a particular email.
PowerHouse SMART® may use your personal information to contact you via mail, email, or telephone in order to give you updates about PowerHouse SMART®’s special events, new services, or other promotions that may be of interest to you. We also use return e-mail addresses to answer the e-mail we receive from you. We may also use your IP address to help protect PowerHouse SMART® and our Internet Service Providers from fraud.
Additional uses of your non-personal and personal information will allow us to tailor products and services specific to your needs, to help organize and manage member relationships and our business, to conduct business, to provide you with customer and guest support, to perform functions that are described to you at the time of collection, and to enforce our Site’s Terms and Conditions of Use.
We may also use non-personal aggregate information to improve our Site. For example, our Internet Service Providers may report to us that there were a particular number of visitors to a certain area of our Site, or that a certain number of men or a certain number of women completed our registration form in particular areas of our Site. Such information may also be used to analyze the effectiveness of our business and advertising models.
PowerHouse SMART® may also disclose your personal information as is necessary to: (a) comply with a subpoena or court order; (b) cooperate with law enforcement or other government agency; (c) establish or exercise our legal rights; (d) protect the property or safety of our company and employees, contractors, vendors, and suppliers; (e) defend against legal claims; (f) help with internal and external investigations; or (g) as otherwise required by law or permitted by law. We may disclose your information in connection with the sale or merger of PowerHouse SMART® or any transaction that involves the sale or assignment of some or all of our assets.
4. Data Storage and Security
PowerHouse SMART® makes reasonable efforts to ensure that our Internet Service Providers have implemented physical, electronic, and procedural security measures to assist with safeguarding your personal information, and to help protect against unauthorized access and disclosure. Only our authorized personnel and our Internet Service Providers who perform legitimate business functions for PowerHouse SMART® are authorized to access your personal information. Notwithstanding our efforts, the Internet has inherent security risks. PowerHouse SMART® cannot promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, information that you submit or upload to the Site, personal searches, and other communications will always remain secure. You should take care with regard to how you handle and disclose your personal information or any username or password that you are required to use to access services on this Site.
5. Children and Data Collection
PowerHouse SMART®’s Site is neither directed toward minors nor do we provide our services to minors.
6. How You May Access and Change the Information that PowerHouse SMART® Collects
At some time you may be offered the opportunity to subscribe to and receive additional information about our products and services. Each commercial e-mail that we send to you will offer you the opportunity to opt-out of continuing to receive such messages. We may take up to 10 business days to process your opt-out requests. In some instances, we may have already shared your information with one of our authorized third parties before you changed your information preferences. In those cases, you may have to directly contact those third parties to opt-out of receiving their communications. FTC email compliance guidance allows us to send you transactional and relationship e-mail without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving those types of e-mail.
7. General Information and Privacy Support Contact
PowerHouse SMART® may update this privacy policy from time to time, and you should take the time to review it each time that you visit our Site. If you require additional information about PowerHouse SMART®’s privacy commitment, please contact us at info@PowerHouseSMART.com.