SCANA Energy Marketing, LLCLast Modified: January 31, 2024
Information We Collect
How We Collect Information
Cookies and Interest-Based Advertising
How We Use and Share Information
Other Important Privacy Provisions
We may collect information that personally identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with you (“Personal Information”), including:
Some of the Personal Information listed above may further be considered “Sensitive Personal Information” under relevant privacy laws. This includes social security numbers, drivers’ license or other government identification card information, and SCANA account login credentials. The types of Personal Information we collect about you may vary based on how you use our Sites and/or Services and your relationship with us.
We may retain Personal Information for the length of time needed to carry out the purposes outlined in this Policy and to adhere to our recordkeeping policies, which are informed by applicable laws and industry standards.
We automatically collect information in connection with the actions you take on our Sites (“Usage Data”). For example, each time you use our Sites, we may collect the type of web browser you use, the type of device you use, your device ID, your operating system and version, your IP address, your internet service provider, the pages you view, referring and exit pages, the date and time of your visit, and the number of clicks to, from, and within our Sites, and the duration of your visits to our Sites. Among other things, this data helps us estimate our audience size and usage patterns, recognize you when you return to our Sites, store information about your preferences, customize our Sites according to your interests, and speed up your searches. If the data we automatically collect is capable of being associated with you, directly or indirectly, we treat it as Personal Information. If this information is not capable of being individually associated with you, we treat it as Usage Data.
We may record calls and retain the content of text messages, chat transcripts, or other written/electronic communications between you and us. By communicating with us, you consent to our recording and retention of communications.
We may ask you to provide us with Personal Information when you communicate with us online or offline, including web forms, events, surveys, and marketing or promotional programs. You are not required to provide us your Personal Information; however, if you choose not to provide the requested information, you may not be able to use some or all of the features of our Sites or Services or we may not be able to fulfill your requested interaction. We may also capture your contact information, such as phone numbers and email addresses, when you contact us.
We may collect Personal Information from third-party data sources such as data brokers, marketing and sales agencies or partners, analytics firms, government agencies, utilities, other customer or consumers, and credit reporting agencies.
We use the following types of cookies:
If you arrive at our Sites via an advertisement (e.g., banner ad), we may collect information regarding the advertisement with which you interacted and your interactions (e.g., item clicked, date and time).
Our Sites may include social media features, such as the Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter widgets. These features may collect information about your IP address and the pages you visit on our Sites as well as other Personal Information. A cookie may be set to ensure that these features properly function. These companies’ privacy policies govern your interactions with these features and you should review the relevant privacy policies before interacting with these features.
We may use Personal Information for business purposes, such as to:
We use Sensitive Personal as follows:
We may also use Personal Information and/or Sensitive Personal Information as described to you at the point of collection, with your consent, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable laws.
If you provide a review or testimonial, we may post it publicly on our Sites or in other advertising material. By providing a testimonial, you give us permission to use it in any manner and for any purpose, including in marketing and advertising communications.
If you do not want us to use your Personal Information for certain marketing purposes, you may take advantage of applicable opt-out options such as checking the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your information, adjusting your user preferences in your account profile, or opting out of promotional emails through an unsubscribe link or by emailing us at email@example.com.
We may provide your Personal Information to other businesses (“Service Providers”) to provide services to us or on our behalf. Categories of service providers we use include:
We require each Service Provider to use reasonable security measures appropriate to the nature of the information involved to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Service Providers are prohibited from using Personal Information we provide to them other than as specified by us.
In the past twelve months we may have shared each category of Personal Information that we collect (listed above) with Service Providers.
We may share or sell your Personal Information with other companies who do not provide services to us (“Third Parties”), including affiliates, social media and advertising networks, data brokers, and other advertisers. These companies may use your Personal Information for their everyday business purposes, including marketing, customer service, fulfillment, and related purposes. We have not sold your Personal Information in the past twelve months, but reserve the right to do so in the future.
Our Sites may contain links to third party websites, including social media platforms. Please be aware that if you access these links, you will be leaving our site. We encourage users to read the privacy policies of those sites, as we are not responsible for their content, links, or privacy procedures.
We recognize the importance of safeguarding the confidentiality of Personal Information from loss, misuse, or alteration. Accordingly, we employ (without obligation) commercially reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect Personal Information from unauthorized access, disclosure, and use.
The safety and security of your Personal Information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Sites, you must keep this password confidential. We ask that you not share your password with anyone and urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Sites, like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Sites.
Even with data security safeguards in place, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through our Sites or Services, you do so at your own risk.
We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose Personal Information and any other information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate to respond to legal requests (including court orders, investigative demands and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property, or rights of ourselves, consumers, or any other third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with law.
We may share Personal Information and Usage Data with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with us. If we are merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, or transfer of some or all of our assets, we may disclose or transfer Personal Information and Usage Data in connection with such transaction.
Our Sites are not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 should provide Personal Information to us or on the Sites. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 18. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on our Sites. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us using the contact information listed below.
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