Please note, it has always been our policy that we do not sell any of our lists to third parties – the companies that contact you about receiving a list of contact information from attendees of our events are fraudulent.
Information We Collect – personally identifiable information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate and indicated in the form itself, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, company, job title, categories of business, interests related to the energy industry, city, state, and other demographic information. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, which may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
Information We Collect – non-personally identifiable information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
Web browser cookies
We utilize cookies through Google Tag Manager/Google Analytics (view policy here), Feathr (view policy here), Exact Drive (view policy here), and LeadPages (view policy here). Through these platforms we are able to serve you advertising and better understand how you use our website.
How we use collected information
We may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
- To improve customer service
Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
- To personalize user experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
- To improve our Site
- To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
- To send periodic emails
We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
- Ad serving
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over an SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.
Sharing your personal information
In general, we do not share personal information about you with third parties for third-party marketing or advertising purposes. We do share personal information with third parties for other purposes. For example, we share personal information with exhibitors or sponsors if it is part of their agreement with us. These exhibitors or sponsors help us market or advertise to you (including co-branded marketing and advertising), and may also provide products or services to you. You have the option of opting out of these emails. We may also share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We never display direct contact information, such as phone number or email address to the public. We use demographic information – and interests – as a way to segment our email distributions. We also use this data to produce post show reports, as well as a way to give potential exhibitors and speakers an overview of who attends our events.
We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
All of our database contacts are shared with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), as they are the owners of Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC (SETS). By consenting to give us your information via a webform or otherwise as stated above, you are giving us consent to share the results and contact information as outlined in the specific webform with both SEIA and SEPA. There will be a message of consent on each webform that is submitted, and it is understood that SEIA, SEPA, and SETS can contact you.
Sponsors – which are listed on the website – might receive a list that contains the following: Your first name, last name, job title, company, city, state and country. We do not give direct contact information and make sure to protect your data.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies. We suggest you view these policies for more information.
Some third party websites will collect your contact information and share it with us. For example, our current registration company is Convention Data Services. When you register for our event(s), you will be redirected to their website to register. Once you consent to giving us your information as part of the registration process, we will access that data to send you information about the event as well as related information that pertains to your opt in and registration (event news, company news and announcements etc.). We also send past attendees emails about future events.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
Deleting your information
You are free to access the personal information we have on file by contacting our Customer Service department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-703-738-9460. In addition, at any time you can request that we modify or delete your personal information by sending an email to us at email@example.com with the words “UPDATE MY INFORMATION” in the subject line or by calling us at 1-703-738-9460, pending personal identification verification. Please note that if you proceed with this route, you will not hear from us again, unless you opt-in in the future. We will process your request in 30 days or less.
Solar Power International
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 680
Alexandria, VA 22314
This document was last updated on February 22, 2021.