February 26, 2014

IREC Privacy and Use Policy

IREC has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the web site located at the URL www.irecusa.org. In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read…

IREC has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the web site located at the URL www.irecusa.org.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. IREC reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to IREC by sending us an email. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

Privacy Policy for irecusa.org 

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, address, interests, and similar information.

  • We do not store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.
  • We will never sell your information to a third party.
  • We will never share your information with a third party without your permission.

Use by IREC
When you create an account with IREC, you may receive occasional emails from us updating you on noteworthy developments in clean energy workforce development, regulatory policy, and credentialing. If you do not wish to hear from us, simply use the unsubscribe feature on these emails and/or contact us directly.

IREC protects account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified IREC staff. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Other Web Sites
Our site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another web site for which IREC has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Conference Privacy
Registrants will be included in the list of conference attendees that will be distributed to conference attendees in a hard copy format. The purpose of this list is to encourage networking and individual follow-up. This list is not to be used for unsolicited commercial or bulk-email purposes. The information on the list will be limited to name, title, organization, address, phone, email, city, and state. If you wish not to be included in this list, email us.

If you choose to opt-in during registration, your information will also be shared with conference sponsors and/or exhibitors upon request in soft-copy format. Please report any violations of this one-time use policy to us.

Terms of Use for irecusa.org

1. Agreement
By accessing the websites of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) “irecusa.org,” or any of our subdomains, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please do not use or access these websites.

2. Conduct
You agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available content that:

  1. is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, or is harmful to minors in any way;
  2. harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
  3. violates federal, state, or local equal employment opportunity laws, including but not limited to, stating in any advertisement for employment a preference or requirement based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability;
  4. includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person’s explicit consent;
  5. infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
  6. disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive amount of content, or that otherwise negatively affects other users’ ability to use the sites; or
  7. employs misleading email addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of content transmitted through IREC’s websites.

Additionally, you agree:

  1. to refrain from inflammatory posts or rhetoric that might incite flames. Posts that are attacks on someone else’s religion, operating system, ethics, ancestry, Internet service provider, attitude, or mother are not okay.
  2. to avoid commercial solicitation. Use of any contact information found on IREC’s websites for commercial purposes without the express consent of the person you are trying to contact is forbidden.
  3. not to solicit cash donations for organizations or individuals.
  4. to try to explain any acronyms or technical terms to the greatest extent possible so that people in the lists who are less technical can learn and understand.
  5. that IREC may email you directly from time to time about our programs and services. All email will contain clear opt-out instructions.

3. Disclaimer
The materials on IREC’s websites are provided “as is.”  IREC makes no warranties, expressed or implied. While we do our best to ensure that only quality resources are posted, the materials appearing on IREC’s websites may include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. IREC does not warrant that any of the materials on its websites are accurate, complete, or current. IREC may make changes to the materials contained on its websites at any time without notice. IREC does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

4. Links
IREC has not reviewed all of the sites linked to by its websites and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by IREC of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

5. Site Terms of Use Modifications
IREC may revise these terms of use at any time without notice. By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Contacting IREC:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact us.