Shine Energy collects information using the Site through various means.
User Provided Information.
One way Shine Energy collects information is by you providing that information.To use the Site, you may be required to provide personal information (e.g.,information which can be used to identify you), which may include your first and last name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number ("Personal Information"). The Site automatically collects limited information about your computer configuration when you visit the Site,including the type of browser software you use, the operating system you're running, the resolution of your computer monitor, the website that referred you, and your IP address. Your IP address is a numerical address that is used by computers connected to the Internet to identify your computer so that data (such as the web pages you want to view) can be transmitted to you. Shine Energy also uses IP address information for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. Your IP address can also provide us information about your location, but by itself, it does not tell Shine Energy who you are.
To help Shine Energy tailor the Site to the needs and interests of its visitors, Shine Energy keeps track of the pages visited by Shine Energy's users by placing a cookie on their hard drives. A cookie is a small entry in textfile stored on your computer’s hard drive for the purpose of identifying your web browser during interaction on websites. The cookie contains an ID number that allows Shine Energy to track the pages you’ve visited. Cookies do not reveal Personal Information. The only Personal Information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. The help function on most web browsers contains information on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting a cookie or to disable cookies entirely. However, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of various features on the Site that are available to other visitors. If you log into the Site via a third party, such third party may collect and use the information you provide. Shine Energy has no control and is not responsible for such third party collection and use, and you should review their data collection practices on their websites.
How We Use Information We Collect.
We use Personal Information that we collect to provide you with information, products or services you order or subscribe to. We may use Personal Information we collect (including any corresponding general information) to provide you information about other information, products or services offered by Shine Energy. If you do not wish to receive these kinds of communications, you can opt out by sending Shine Energy an email with the subject as "ELECTION TO OPT OUT -Shine Energy" to email@example.com We may use Personal Information that is coupled with general information to improve the Site and our users‘ experience on the Site by providing users with information, including advertisements, that is relevant to that specific user. We may provide your Personal Information to our affiliated entities and joint venture partners who may use the Personal Information for the same purposes as us.
General Information and Deidentified Personal Information.
We may take Personal Information, and de-personalize it, such that it cannot be traced to a specific individual. We may use this de-personalized informationand Non-Personal Information, as well as the combination of these two, for abroad range of purposes. For example:
(i) we may use de-personalized and/or general data to determine characteristics of visitors to the Site, which characteristics may be used to improve the Site or its features or to better market the Site or its features;
(ii) we may use de-personalized and/or general data to determine the popularity or effectiveness of certain features of the Site, and to improve the Site‘s appeal to users, and
(iii) we may use de-personalized and/or general data by aggregating it with those of other Site visitors to perform industry research and provide reports.
Information Shine Energy collects on the Site is stored within Shine Energy controlled databases (or databases hosted on Shine Energy‘s behalf) on servers maintained in protected environments. However, no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable and no security can prevent all unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Although Shine Energy strives to use commercially reasonable means to protect your information, Shine Energy cannot guarantee its absolute security, nor can Shine Energy guarantee that information you supply won't be intercepted while being transmitted to Shine Energy over the Internet.
Information Collected by Third Parties.
Information Provided to Third Party Sites Linked to Our Site.
In addition to the uses identified above, Shine Energy may access or disclose Personal Information and/or Non-Personal information under certain additional circumstances, such as the following:
(a) to protect or defend the legal rightsor property of Shine Energy and its corporate affiliates;
(b) to protect thesafety and security of users of the Shine Energy services or members of the public, including acting in urgent circumstances;
(c) to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or
(d) to comply with applicable law or legal process.
In addition, if Shine Energy sells all or part of its business or sells or transfers all or a material part of its assets, or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Shine Energy may transfer your Personal Information or Non- Personal Information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
You may request further information about the way we manage your personal information by contacting us.