At Direct Energy, your privacy is important to us. We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality, security and accuracy of your personal information. This Privacy Code (the "Privacy Code") describes the personal information that Direct Energy collects, how we use it and to whom that information may be disclosed.
This code applies to your use of all of the websites and on-line services owned or operated by Direct Energy and any other website that we may own or operate currently or in the future (collectively, the "Sites"). Unless we say otherwise, all references to the Sites in this code include all such sites.
This code does not apply to your use of unaffiliated websites to which any of the Sites are linked. Direct Energy is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on linked sites. We recommend that you carefully read the privacy policies of each site you visit.
This code covers personal information collected on the Sites and any personal information-collected and through our on-line services.
This Privacy Code covers the activities of:
For the purposes of this Privacy Code, "personal information" means information about an identified or identifiable individual. This does not include the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization when used for business communications.
This Privacy Code does not cover the personal information collected from or about our employees.
This Privacy Code does not cover information about our business customers.
We collect and maintain different types of personal information about individuals with whom we interact. This information includes:
We may also collect market-related information, which may include personal information, concerning market trends and activities impacting our business. This information may include contract terms, financial information and other information for the purpose of market analysis and strategic planning. This information may also include information related to our media and public relations activities and information related to our interactions with financial and other analysts and advisors.
Where permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements, we may collect information about you without your knowledge or consent.
Direct Energy collects personal information to allow us to manage and develop our business and operations, including:
Your personal information may be disclosed when, for example, it is:
We may use or disclose your personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements to do so.
Direct Energy will endeavor to safeguard personal information using methods that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
It is important that the personal information Direct Energy holds about you is accurate and current. Direct Energy requires you to keep us informed of changes to any personal information.
If you want to know what personal information Direct Energy holds about you or wish to change personal information that is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us as described below. It may not always be possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases, although we will make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.
We understand that children need special safeguards and privacy protection. We realize that they may not understand all the provisions of our code or be able to make thoughtful decisions about the choices that are made available to our adult users. We strongly urge all parents to participate in their children's use of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.
The Sites are not directed to children. We do not sell products or services for purchase by children. We will not knowingly collect personal information from children.
To get more information about Direct Energy's Privacy Code or to make a complaint under this Privacy Code, you can contact us:
Direct Energy may from time to time make changes to this Privacy Code to reflect changes in legal or regulatory obligations or changes in the manner in which we deal with personal information. We will post any revised version of this Privacy Code on our website. This Privacy Code was last updated on June 7, 2013.
This Privacy Code does not create or confer on any individual or on Direct Energy any rights, or impose on Direct Energy any obligations beyond any rights conferred or obligations imposed by Legislation.
Last Amended: June 7, 2013