- What information is collected through the website, and how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you cancel your account on the website and what we will do with your data if you do.
How information is collected
When you use Awesome Power Texas, the website collects information about you from three sources: (i) information you affirmatively give to us, (ii) information automatically collected when you use the website, and (iii) information we generate about you.
Information you affirmatively give to us
In using Awesome Power Texas, you may provide us with personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you, and information about your use of and activities on our website that may be connected with you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information that we collect may include, but is not limited to, your first and last name, address, email address, ESI ID, meter number, username and password, and electricity usage data.
Information automatically collected
We also collect information about your visit from the browser on your computer or mobile device including but not limited to the time and date you visit the website, your geographic location, IP address, device information, cookies, and the pages you request. We collect this information primarily so that we can analyze trends, administer the site, track your navigation of the site, deliver relevant advertisements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. In relation to the pages you request, we also use this information to produce datasets that may be of value to our business partners.
Information we generate about you
In providing our services to you we generate certain information that we store. This includes, but is not limited to, information relating to your predicted future electricity usage and the expected cost of the electricity plans presented to you.
Sharing of Your Information
None of the information we collect will be revealed to the public. Other visitors to the website will not be able to see that you have visited the website and created an account. Your electricity usage and the plans you click on will not be made public.
Information that will not be shared with our business partners
We may enter into agreements with other businesses to share some of the information we collect on the website. However, we will not share information relating to your meter number, email address, address, device information, date and time you visited the website, geographic location from which you visited the website, username or password, or IP address.
Information that we may share with our business partners
We may enter into agreements with other businesses to share some of the information we collect on the website. We may share your electricity usage information, but without providing any associated personal information such as address, ESI ID, or meter number. We may include with this data information that we generate about you, such as the predicted future electricity usage information and the expected cost of the plans presented to you, as well as information about the pages you request insofar as that information is relevant to showing which plans you were interested in and which plans you clicked on. This is intended to provide our business partners with insight into how our website operates, how their plans compare with other plans on our website, which users are attracted to which types of plans presented, and/or how different households use electricity. To reiterate, this information will always be provided without information relating to your address, email address, ESI ID, meter number, or other relevant identifying information.
Information that we may use in carrying out services for our business partners
While we do not provide information to other businesses that enable them to identify our website’s users individually, we may enter into agreements with other businesses whereby we contact our users on behalf of other businesses. Our business partners may use the information we provide them in accordance with the above subsection to identify customers they would like us to contact on their behalf in order to market their products or services. We will not reveal the identity of such customers to our business partners, but we may send out promotional material on their behalf. For this purpose we are entitled to use your email address and address. In no case will we send out a mass mailing or email to all of our users on behalf of another business; we will only enter into such agreements where our business partner has identified a relevant sub-set of users that it would like us to contact.
Choices and Opt Out
As a condition of using this website, you agree to the collection and storage of all of the above information. You also agree that we may use this information for the purposes referred to above, and may share this information with other businesses for the purposes referred to, and the terms set out, above.
Opt out from Awesome Power Inc. contacting you
You may, however, choose to opt out of receiving emails or mailings that we make on behalf of our business partners, and on our own behalf. To do so, simply check the box when registering that says “Do not allow Awesome Power Inc. to contact me at my address or email address.” While we may still provide your information to other businesses insofar as is allowed above, we will not contact you on our own behalf or on behalf of other businesses. In addition, each email we send will contain a link to opt out from receiving such emails in the future.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Our website uses an Entrust SSL Certificate. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Canceling Your Account
You may cancel your account on our website at any time, but if we have already provided the results to you showing the expected cost of various plans then we will retain the information we have collected up to that point. Canceling your account does sever the separate agreement that enables us to access your electricity usage information at any time. We also will not contact you in the future using your address or email address if you cancel your account.