Cookie Policy

Effective Date: January 1, 2021

 

PLEASE READ THIS COOKIE POLICY CAREFULLY AS TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE LAST VISITING THIS WEBSITE.

 

1. Introduction

This Cookie Policy (“Cookie Policy”) governs data collection and usage, and applies to Energy Enablement, LLC dba Energy PriceBook (referred to hereinafter as “Energy PriceBook” or “Us” or “We” or “Our”) and Our Users, wherein (“User”) shall mean any person who: (i) accesses Energy PriceBook’s interactive online and communication sites, software, databases, apps and/or services (“Service(s)”) through either non-paying, free use or paid subscriptions, (ii) selects button(s) indicating acceptance of Terms of Use (defined below), or (iii) completes the registration process to open an account for the Service (referred to hereinafter as “User(s)” or “You” or “Your”).  Any reference to “Partner(s)” shall include publishers; agencies; sponsors; advertisers; media buying platforms; demand side platforms (DSP); data management platforms (DMP); supply side platforms (SSP); ad serving companies, platforms, networks, and/or exchanges; and/or any entity participating in ad technologies, web tracking and/or web analytics.  In addition, We may use other entities and/or persons to help provide the Service (“Service Providers”).

Energy PriceBook’s goal is to provide valuable Services to Our Users and enable You to have a pleasant and productive online experience.  Central to this goal is to be transparent with You regarding the data that We collect and how We use this data. 

By using Our Service, You agree to the terms of Our User Agreement, and You consent to the collection, use and sharing of Your data and Our data practices as described in this Cookie Policy and Our Privacy Policy. The User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy shall collectively mean and be referred to as the “Terms of Use,” which can be accessed and printed from Our site’s Terms of Use section.

Residents in European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland and other regions may have additional rights under their laws.

To provide Our Users with relevant information (e.g., ads, updates, etc.) and a tailored, user-experience, We may, where permitted, collect and track, or rely on others to collect and track information about You and Your device (e.g., User ID, IP address, operating system and browser information) based on Your interactions with Our Service and other sites.

We reserve the right to change this Cookie Policy from time to time. In such case, We will notify You of material changes to this Cookie Policy through Our Service, or by other means, including but not limited to, updating any cookie information on this page. If You object to any changes, Your sole and exclusive remedy is to close Your account.  In addition, Your continued use of the Service after such modifications will constitute Your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Cookie Policy; and (b) consent to abide and be bound by the modified Cookie Policy.

 

2.1 Technology Descriptions

Listed below are cookies and similar technologies that We, Our Partners and/or Service Providers utilize to collect and process data as part of Our Services. These cookies and similar technologies are not used to run computer programs on Your device, access information on Your hard drive, or deliver viruses.

Cookies
A cookie is a small file that websites place on the web browser of Your device (e.g., computer, phone, tablet, etc.). The information on the cookie file travels back and forth from Your browser and Our website (e.g., first party cookie) and/or another’s website (e.g., third party cookies from Our Partners). Cookies recognize Your device and track Your different browsing characteristics, such as: how frequently You visit a site, times of Your visits, banners and buttons You clicked, etc. Cookies enable Our website (and other third party websites such as Our Partners) to tailor Your online experience by presenting You with customized information based on Your browsing patterns and preferences.

We use two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps Us recognize You as an existing User (e.g., user identity), making it easier for You to return to or interact with Our Services without formally logging in. A persistent cookie remains in Your web browser and will be read by Energy PriceBook or a third party (e.g., Our Partners) when You return to Our Service or a third party site (e.g., Our Partner’s website) that uses or is associated with Our Services. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies last only as long as Your current visit (i.e. session) on Our or a third party website (e.g., Our Partner’s website).  For example, Our Partners may include ad serving companies that provide ad platforms/networks/exchanges and use (third-party) persistent and/or session cookies to remember which ads have already appeared on Your browser. This information helps Us and Our Partners deliver ads that are relevant to Your interests, control the numbers of times You see an ad, and measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns.

Pixels
A pixel refers to the code on Our Service (e.g., website) that We place or permit to be placed by a third party (e.g., Our Partner such as an ad serving company, platform, network, and/or exchange). This pixel is a tiny (1X1) image, but instead of calling an image, it calls an application that may be on Our Service (e.g., website) or on third party platform (e.g.,  media buying platform such as a DSP), wherein this application downloads a cookie to Your browser. Despite its name, the pixel itself is not visible to You and can only be seen in the software code of Our Service (e.g., website) or a third party (e.g., Our Partner’s platform).  Although a pixel may be located on Our Service (e.g., website), the pixel may be served from an external third party (e.g., Our Partner such as an ad serving company, platform, network, and/or exchange). In such case, this pixel calls an application that downloads a (third party) cookie to Your browser, which passes data from Your browser to this external third party regarding Your browsing characteristics and/or user identity.

Local Storage
Local storage enables a website or application to store information locally on Your device(s). Local storage may be used to improve Your experience with Our Service, for example, by enabling features, remembering Your preferences and speeding up site functionality.

Other Technologies
We also use other tracking technologies, such as mobile advertising IDs and tags for similar purposes as described in this Cookie Policy. References to similar technologies in this policy includes pixels, local storage, tags, IDs and other tracking technologies.

 

2.2 Technology List

Below is a sample listing of cookies and similar technology that may be used as part of Our Service.  Please note that the names may change over time.

A. Stripe – Payment Processing
lang; scfc; _stripe_mid; _ga

B. Vimeo – VideoProcessing
_ssid; _vimeo_nd_test; is_logged_in; optimizelyBuckets; has_logged_in; optimizelyEndUserId

C. Sharethis – Information Sharing
_stidv; _stid; pxcelPage_c010_B; pxcelBcnLcy

D. Google – Analytics and Research
_utma; _utmb; _utmc; _utmz

E. Pusher.com – Information Pushes
hubspotutk; _hstc; _dxc; ajs_group_id; FSAC; ajs_reset; FSAV

F. Energy PriceBook – Site Functionality
_stripe_sid; _stripe_mid; XSRF-TOKEN

 

3. Purposes

The aforementioned technologies may be used for one or more of the following purposes:

Authentication

  • Identify You (e.g., user ID) and verify Your account and account settings
  • Present You with correct information and personalize content in accordance with Your account settings

Security

  • Provide You with fast and secure transactions with Our Services
  • Keep Your account safe by detecting suspicious and harmful activity and violations of Our Terms of Use

Preferences and Functionality

  • Enable features and functionality of Our Services (e.g., sort data tables so that the most recent sort is presented  when You return to a page)
  • Remember Your browser settings and preferences
  • Use local storage on Your device to speed processing and Service functionality
  • Customize content

Plug-ins & Customization

  • Enables plug-ins both on Our Service and third party platforms (e.g., Our Partners’ platforms)
  • Results in analytics and Service functionality tailored to You
    • A plug-in (or sometimes referred to as add-in or add-on) is software that adds a specific feature to an existing computer program. When the existing program supports plugins, it enables customization of that existing program specific to You, the User.
    • Plug-ins use cookies and similar technologies to recognize You (e.g., user ID) and automatically initiate a request performed by the plug-in that is specific to You (e.g., automatically push pricing to You on a daily basis based on Your account settings)

Advertising

  • Identify relevant advertising to You both on and off Our Services (e.g., deliver ads that are relevant to Your interests, control the numbers of times You see an ad, etc.)
  • Help Us measure the effectiveness of ads (e.g., if You were presented with an ad on Our site and then You later took action on another site such as making a purchase or submitting an information request on this other site)
  • Help Our Partners measure the effectiveness of their ads posted on Our site and provide Our Partners and Us with analytical information regarding these ads

Performance, Analytics and Research

  • Help Us, Our Partners and/or Service Providers understand, improve and research products, features and services, including when You navigate on Our site(s) or when You access Our Services from other sites, applications or devices
  • Provide analytics to Us, Our Partners and/or Service Providers based on Your interactions with Our Service or other sites
  • Provide aggregated information to Our Users, Us, Partners and/or Service Providers, wherein this information is extrapolated from Your (and other Users) interactions with Our Service or other sites

4. Your Choices

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies or to prevent websites recording Your preferences or ad serving companies knowing Your web browsing history. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but You can usually modify Your browser setting to notify You when cookies are sent, refuse cookies from certain websites or ad-serving companies, or decline cookies all together. Furthermore, most browsers enable You to review and erase cookies that have already been placed on Your browser.  Choosing which cookies to refuse and which cookies to accept is totally up to You.  However, if You choose to decline or erase cookies, Your saved settings may no longer function or You may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of Our Service.