"Personal Information" means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address, an e-mail addressor other contact information, credit/debit or any other payment card numbers, and the like.
PURPOSE AND USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect your Personal Information primarily for the purpose of enhancing our services and product offerings to you, and to facilitate our business transactions, such as allowing use of our website to download products, to process your orders, and to communicate with you and to provide you with information and updates regarding our products and services.In general, you can visit public portion of the Echelon corporate website at www.echelon.com, without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself.
NOTICE REGARDING INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFER
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Echelon may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of assets, in the event of bankruptcy, or as required by law.
We may also share your information with third parties in the following ways:
- We may also provide your Personal Information to our business partners, such as our authorized distributors and representatives, who may have products and services that may be of interest to you, and who may use your Personal Information for marketing purposes.
- Echelon will only transfer your Personal Information to third parties who are not bound to act on Echelon's behalf if such transfer is required to comply with the law or legal process (such as responding to subpoenas or court orders), if necessary to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Echelon, its customers and/or the public, or to Echelon's successors-in-interest.
You may choose whether or not to provide Personal Information to Echelon.If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we request, you can still visit the public portions of Echelon's web sites.You may be able to receive that portion of our services that does not require your Personal Information, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers and services that involve our interaction with you.
If you provide your Personal Information to us, we may also give you the choice of receiving a variety of information that complements our services and products that you may be interested. You can manage your communication preferences and unsubscribe using one of the following methods:
- Each marketing email from us includes an unsubscribe link to allow you to unsubscribe from receiving marketing communications from us.
- Send us a message to Privacy@echelon.com. Please be sure to include your name, email address and specific relevant information about the material that you no longer wish to receive.
If you wish us not to share your Personal Information to any of our third-party service providers and or business partners, you can also send us a request to Privacy@echelon.com, and we will make good faith efforts to respond and honor your request within reasonable time. Your request must include your name and email address with a subject line stating your request.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Although Echelon is committed to using reasonable and appropriate methods of securing its electronic databases that may contain Personal Information you submit directly to us, you should know that no company, including Echelon, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information. We recommend you to take every precaution in protecting your Personal Information when you are on the Internet. For example, change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers when creating passwor
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
Some of our web pages utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about web site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.
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 Echelon'sweb site.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
We need your help to maintaining the accuracy of your Personal Information. You may view your Personal Information by going to; http://www.echelon.com/support/downloads/account-profile/, and accessing your account. Should you discover inaccuracies in your Personal;Information, or if you merely wish to update your Personal Information, you may send corrections and updates to; Privacy@echelon.com. You may also contact us at the foregoing web address to;request that we delete your Personal Information. We will make good faith efforts to honor your reasonable requests to access and correct your data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if we are not required to retain it by law or for legitimate purposes. We will respond to your request within reasonable time.
If you participate in a discussion forum or a chat room (if any) on the Echelon website, you should be aware that the information you provide there will be made broadly available to others, and can be read, collected or used by other users of these forums, potentially inside or outside of Echelon, who have access to that discussion forum. This information could also be used to send you unsolicited messages. Also, please recognize that individual forums may have additional rules and conditions. Each participant’s opinion on a forum/chat room is his or her own and should not be considered as reflecting the opinion of Echelon. We are not responsible for the Personal Information or any other information you choose to submit in these forums.
Echelon does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information of a child under the age of 13 without first receiving verifiable parental consent, we will delete that data from our systems.