Pricelock Privacy Policy Your Privacy Rights

Updated May 15, 2013

The Privacy Policy details the policies and procedures of Pricelock, Inc. (“Pricelock,” “our,” “us,” or “we”) regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information that we receive or collect from users of our services and the Pricelock website (collectively, the “Site”). This Privacy Policy applies to only the information that you provide to us through this Site.

Notice for California Users

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California Site users are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.

Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask for a notice identifying the categories of personal information which we share with certain third parties for direct marketing purposes under certain circumstances and providing contact information for such third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to: Pricelock, Inc., 303 Twin Dolphin Dr, Suite 600, Redwood City, CA 94065, Attn: Privacy Policy Request.

Information Pricelock May Collect From You

Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Site, features, and content, and to administer your use of our services, including without limitation your use of Pricelock Connect and Pricelock Marketplace. The purpose of Pricelock Connect is to connect industry professionals and to allow those professionals to share contact information, listing information and a wide range of information relating to the energy industry or related industries. As such, part of our service will involve us or our third party partners using and sharing your contact information with others in the appropriate industry.

User Account Information/Personally Identifiable Information: We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us. When you register with us through the Site and during your use of the Site, we will ask you for personally identifiable information, which is information about you that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”), such as: your name, company or organization name, title, e-mail address, postal address, telephone numbers, and, if you sign up for a fee-based membership, billing information, including a credit card number and other financial billing information. If you contact us, we may also keep a record of that correspondence or communication, including any Personal Information contained therein.

We may use your Personal Information to contact you and provide services to you. We may use your Personal Information to provide you with a personalized experience on our Site and to communicate with you through periodic messages regarding new service features and related products and services provided by our partners, events, and other information and notices we believe you may find interesting or useful.

We may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so. For example, if you’ve given us your email address, we may send you promotional email offers on behalf of other businesses, or email you about your use of the Services. Also, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us make our communications with you more interesting and improve our services.

Automatic Usage Information: As part of administering the Site, our servers may automatically collect usage information. This information may include the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system your computer uses, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, pages you visited on our Site, and other Site usage patterns.

We may generate statistical information regarding our user-base and use it to analyze our Site or business. We also may use users' data in the aggregate to improve our features, content, and data-processing and Site algorithms. Also we may use the automatic usage information collected to maintain, secure and improve our Site, and to understand your categories when visiting our Site.

Cookies and Tracking Pixels: We also use cookies, tracking pixels, and other similar technologies to track activity on our Site and to enhance the functionality of our Site. Cookies are small data files that our web servers send to your browser and which get saved on the hard drive of the computer that you are using to access the Site. If you do not want to allow cookies on your computer, most browsers have a feature that allows you either to automatically decline cookies, or to decline or accept particular cookies from particular web sites. If you choose to reject cookies from our Site, you may be unable to use certain Site services, features, and functionality that require registration, customization, or data tracking. If you choose to accept cookies from us and our service providers, you are agreeing to let us and our service providers install cookies on your computer. Our advertising partners may also transmit cookies to your browser or device, when you click on ads that appear on or originated from the Site. Also, if you click on a link to a third party website or service, such third party may also transmit cookies to you. Again, this Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies by any third parties, and we aren’t responsible for their privacy policies and practices. To learn more about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Tracking pixels (also known as web beacons, action tags, or transparent GIF files) collect and store information about your visits to websites, such as page visits, the duration of the visit, the specific link(s) that you clicked during your visit, and the address of the website from which you arrived at the Site.

User Data: You may also be permitted to upload your own information, data or other content, to the Site in the course of using the Site. You agree to and accept full responsibility for obtaining all permissions, consents, and rights necessary to uploading any such information to the Site.

Security of Your Information

We take organizational, technical and administrative measures designed to protect the information you provide through the Site that is under our control. For example, only employees who need access to Personal Information to perform specific tasks are granted such access and all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so as a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure the security of information you transmit to us, we transmit to you, or that we store. If at any time you believe that your interaction with the Site is no longer secure, please let us know immediately.

Further, if you register on the Site, your registration information will be password-protected. You agree that you will be responsible for all actions taken under an authenticated login. Accordingly, we recommend that you select a strong password and do not divulge that password to anyone. Also, be certain to sign out of your Pricelock account and close your browser window when you have finished.

With Whom May Pricelock Share Your Information?

Statistical and Aggregate Information. We may share aggregated and statistical information with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other purposes. Any aggregated and statistical information shared in these contexts will not contain Personal Information.

Data Storage. We store the information you submit and your account information (including Personal Information) on servers that may be owned and operated by third party providers.

Advertisers. We may allow advertisers and/or merchant partners (“Advertisers”) to choose the demographic information of users who will see their advertisements and/or promotional offers and you agree that we may provide any of the information we have collected from you in non-personally identifiable form to an Advertiser, in order for that Advertiser to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements and/or offers. For example, we might use the fact you are located in San Francisco to show you ads or offers for San Francisco businesses.

We may deliver a file to you through the Services (known as a “web beacon”) from an ad network. Web beacons allow ad networks to provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for us and for advertisers. Web beacons also enable ad networks to serve targeted advertisements to you when you visit other websites. Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. You may be able to opt-out of web beacon tracking by adjusting the settings on your browser.

Service Providers. We also may rely on various third-party service providers, and contractors to provide services that support the Site and our operations, including, without limitation, maintenance of our databases, distribution of emails and newsletters on our behalf, data analysis, marketing and market research, payment processing and other services of an administrative nature. Such third-parties may have access to your Personal Information for the purpose of performing the service for which they have been engaged. These third parties are committed to protecting the privacy of our users, are required to implement reasonable safeguards to protect your Personal Information and to utilize your information only for the purposes of performing tasks on our behalf.

Partners and Affiliated Businesses. We may disclose or sell nonpublic personal information to other product or service providers with which we have joint marketing arrangements or to carefully selected companies who we think may offer services or products that may be of interest to you, such as job listing services, industry networking or directory services/products or providers of other energy-related products or services (such as, for example, fuel card providers), or that offer products and services with us or on our behalf. By sharing this information, we and our partners may send you promotions and special offers that we believe may be of interest to you, can provide you with a broader range of products and services, improve your experience with us, and better serve your needs. While we may seek to require such third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies and will not authorize them to use the information except for the products or services they intend to provide, we do not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties.

In certain situations, businesses or third party websites we’re affiliated with may sell or provide products or services to you through or in connection with your use of the Site (either alone or jointly with us). We will share your Personal Information with that affiliated business only to the extent that it is related to such transaction or service. One such service may include the ability for you to automatically transmit account or profile information between the Site and a third party site or to view, access or submit job listing or job related information. We have no control over the policies and practices of third party websites or businesses as to privacy or anything else, so if you choose to take part in any transaction or service relating to an affiliated website or business, please review all such business’ or websites’ policies.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement. Pricelock cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose Personal Information and other user information when we, in our sole discretion, have reasons to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may (either intentionally or unintentionally) be causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, users of our Site, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose user information when we believe, in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is required by applicable law.

Business Transfers. We reserve the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from Site users, including Personal Information, to a third-party in the event of any corporate reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of Pricelock' business, assets or stock.

Information You Share With Others

Our Site allows you to share the information you submit to the Site with other users of the Site and third parties who are not users of the Site. For example, when you submit a Listing or respond to a Listing on Pricelock Connect, your name, email, company, title and other contact information as well as information about your company and your Listing will be available to, and may be searchable by, other users of the Site. Pricelock is not responsible for such other users' and third parties’ use of your information. You understand and acknowledge that, if you submit information to the Site (or through links available on our Site) and share it with other users of the Site or third parties, such shared information may be used, copied or redistributed by other users and third parties. Even after you remove information from your account or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has previously been shared with others.

We and our service providers may make available through the Site certain services to which you are able to post information and materials (for example, Listings or jobs on Pricelock Connect, forums, chat rooms, message boards, and news groups). If you utilize such Site services, please remember that any information that is disclosed in these publicly available areas becomes public information and will be available to users of the Site and to the general public. In addition, when you choose to make a posting on such services, certain Personal Information (such as your user name, company afilliation and other contact information) will be available for other users to view. We shall not be liable for the use of any Personal Information or other information you voluntarily disclose or make available to other users or the public through your use of the Site.

Changing or Deleting Your Information

You may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information you provide to us by contacting us. If you completely delete all such information, then your account may become deactivated. If you would like us to delete your account in our system, please contact us at privacy@pricelock.com with a request that we delete your Personal Information from our database. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.

Opting-out from Our Email List

If you wish to modify your preferences with respect to emails regarding a Pricelock product or service, please follow the instructions in the email regarding modifying your settings for that particular service. Or, for certain marketing communications from us, please follow the opt-out instructions included in that communication, where applicable, or notify us by email at privacy@pricelock.com with the word "remove" in the subject header, and we will remove your name from that email recipient list. You may not, however, opt out of necessary service, operational or account maintenance notices or other administrative and transactional notices required for your use of the Site (including, without limitation, the emails you may receive from other users or from Pricelock in regard to Listings you post or respond to during your use of the Pricelock Connect Service).

Users Under 13 Years of Age

This Site and our services are not directed towards users under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from users under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at privacy@pricelock.com. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.

Privacy Policy Changes

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically. We will notify you of any material changes to this Privacy Policy, by posting the revised policy on the Site. You are advised to periodically review this page to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of our Privacy Policy. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will become effective upon our posting of the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. Use of the Site following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy then in effect. You will be able to determine when this Privacy Policy was last revised by checking the “Updated" date information that appears at the top of this policy.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this Policy, please contact us by email at privacy@pricelock.com.