Privacy Statement

Energy Opportunities Forums is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Energy Opportunities Forums site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Energy Opportunities Forums site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Energy Opportunities Forums collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Energy Opportunities Forums also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Energy Opportunities Forums. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Energy Opportunities Forums for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Energy Opportunities Forums site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Energy Opportunities Forums public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Energy Opportunities Forums does not read any of your private online communications.

Energy Opportunities Forums encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Energy Opportunities Forums so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Energy Opportunities Forums is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Energy Opportunities Forums and Energy Opportunities Forums family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Energy Opportunities Forums collects and uses your personal information to operate the Energy Opportunities Forums Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Energy Opportunities Forums also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Energy Opportunities Forums and its affiliates. Energy Opportunities Forums may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Energy Opportunities Forums does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Energy Opportunities Forums may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Energy Opportunities Forums may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Energy Opportunities Forums, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Energy Opportunities Forums does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Energy Opportunities Forums keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Energy Opportunities Forums, in order to determine what Energy Opportunities Forums services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Energy Opportunities Forums to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Energy Opportunities Forums Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Energy Opportunities Forums or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Energy Opportunities Forums; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Energy Opportunities Forums, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Energy Opportunities Forums Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Energy Opportunities Forums pages, or register with Energy Opportunities Forums site or services, a cookie helps Energy Opportunities Forums to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Energy Opportunities Forums Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Energy Opportunities Forums features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Energy Opportunities Forums services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Energy Opportunities Forums secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Energy Opportunities Forums secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Energy Opportunities Forums will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Energy Opportunities Forums encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Energy Opportunities Forums is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Energy Opportunities Forums welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Energy Opportunities Forums has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Energy Opportunities Forums at [email protected]. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.