Effective and Last Updated: April 29, 2013
1. We Only Collect Limited Personal Information and We Will Never Sell or rent It.
We collect two types of information from you: i) information that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g. through a voluntary registration process, voluntary historic electric utility information requests, sign-ups or emails); and ii) information that is derived through automated tracking mechanisms.
Users must submit certain personal information to access the full features of this Site. This information may include your name, address, email address, zip code, your electric and/or gas utility account number, historic electric and/or gas utility usage information and credit related information in limited circumstances. We do not collect personally identifiable information about you except when you specifically provide such information to us on a voluntary basis or authorize us to obtain such information. We may request additional personal information in the future if we add new services to the Site. You will be given the option to either provide the information or decline.
Our site uses "cookies" and other tracking technologies. Cookies enable us to serve secure pages to our users without asking them to sign in repeatedly. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. If a user's system is idle for a defined time, the session will expire forcing the user to sign in again to continue their session. This prevents unauthorized access to the user's information while they are away from their computer.
You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the Site and if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Site.
2. Third Parties Are Only Given Personal Information With Your Consent
CurrentChoice.com only uses your personal information to communicate with you, provide you with services, and to help improve our services. Your personal information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without your approval.
CurrentChoice.com will not disclose, give, sell or rent any personal information to third parties for any purposes other than to energy suppliers and other third parties who need the information in order to deliver services on behalf of CurrentChoice.com unless required to do so by law. Further, CurrentChoice.com reserves the right to contact you regarding matters relevant to the underlying service provided and/or the information collected.
Please note that personally identifiable information is used only to provide you with a more enjoyable, convenient online experience and to help us identify and/or provide information, products or services that may be of interest to you. We use your personally identifiable information to support and enhance your use of the Site and its features, including without limitation: fulfilling your request to switch energy providers; providing customer service; tracking your energy use and providing you with regular updates; improving the usability and functionally of the Site by requesting your feedback through the use of surveys and otherwise supporting your use of the Site.
CurrentChoice.com may use your personal information to show you offers from energy suppliers and other third parties that we believe are relevant and therefore of interest to you based on things like your energy usage, energy characteristics of your home, gender, interests, goals, habits, etc. We require other such suppliers and third parties to maintain the confidentially of the information we provide them.
To better understand our Site usage, and enhance the performance of services to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site, CurrentChoice.com may permit certain trusted third parties to track usage, analyze data such as the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring Web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. We may also use third parties to host the Site; operate various features available on the Site; send emails; analyze data; provide search results and links and assist in fulfilling your orders. We require other such third parties to maintain the confidentially of the information we provide them.
Also, we may share personally identifiable or other information with our parent, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliates where this policy will also be followed.
We may transfer personally identifiable information as an asset in connection with a proposed or actual merger or sale (including any transfers made as part of an insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of our business or as part of a corporate reorganization, stock sale or other change in control. Any such transfer of personally identifiable information will be done in accordance with this policy.
CurrentChoice.com may disclose Contact Information in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions of use or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or anyone who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose your personal information when required by applicable law, regulation or legal process.
WE ARE NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT IN SOCIAL MEDIA OR OTHER FORUMS SUCH AS A BLOG, BULLETIN BOARD, CHAT ROOM OR ANY OTHER PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE AREA OF THE SITE.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.
You may choose to invite friends to use CurrentChoice.com by sending invitation emails or through social network sites via our sharing feature. CurrentChoice.com does not store the email addresses used with this function of the Site.
4. We Protect Your Information
CurrentChoice.com is committed to protecting the information we receive from you from unauthorized access. We are in compliance with the applicable state and federal requirements for the protection of your personal information. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. All communications between your computer and CuurentChoice.com are encrypted to prevent other parties from seeing, using, or altering your information While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
5. You Can Access, Update, and Delete Your Personal Information and Preferences
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personal information. You may modify or remove any of your personal information at any time by sending us an email at CustomerService@CurrentChoice.com
with your account log in and password information. When your account is deleted CurrentChoice.com will no longer retrieve information from your utility and all your registration information for the utility web sites will be deleted. Personal data may continue to be stored on back up media used by CurrentChoice, Inc to ensure continuity of service to our Site users.
6. Children's Privacy and Parental Controls
We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 18 or older, you are not authorized to use the Site. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.
7. Disclaimer to Security
You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your login ID and password. You cannot share your login ID and password with anyone. If you believe that your login ID or password have been stolen or otherwise made known to others you should change your password immediately and you are also required to contact CurrentChoice, Inc. at CustomerService@Currentchoice.com
8. Notification of Changes
9. Contact Information
46 Munroe Road
Lexington MA, 02421