Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) (“we” or “us”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of individuals who visit our website (“Website”). This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and disclose personal information obtained through our Website. By accessing or using our Website, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

  1. Information We Collect

We may collect personal information from you when you voluntarily provide it to us, such as when you sign up for our newsletter, make a donation, or interact with our Website. The types of personal information we may collect include:

  • Contact information (e.g., name, email address, mailing address, phone number)
  • Demographic information (e.g., age, gender)
  • Donation or payment information
  • Interests and preferences
  • Website usage information (e.g., IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, date/time stamps)
  1. Use of Personal Information

We may use the personal information we collect for the following purposes:

  • To provide and improve our services, programs, and content
  • To communicate with you about our organization, initiatives, and events
  • To process donations and acknowledge contributions
  • To respond to your inquiries and provide support
  • To personalize your experience on our Website
  • To send you newsletters, updates, and marketing communications (with your consent)
  • To conduct research and analyze data to enhance our programs and outreach efforts
  • To comply with legal obligations
  1. Sharing of Personal Information

We may share your personal information in the following circumstances:

  • With service providers, contractors, and other third-party vendors who assist us in operating our Website and delivering our services (e.g., payment processors, email service providers)
  • With other organizations or individuals that collaborate with us on specific projects or initiatives, where necessary and appropriate
  • With law enforcement agencies, regulators, and other government entities as required by applicable laws and regulations or in response to a valid legal process
  • In connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our organization’s assets, provided that the recipient agrees to respect the terms of this Privacy Policy
  • With your consent or at your direction
  1. Cookies and Tracking Technologies

We may use cookies and other tracking technologies on our Website to collect information about your browsing activities. These technologies help us enhance your experience, analyze trends, and gather demographic information. You can control cookies through your browser settings, but disabling them may limit your access to certain features of our Website.

  1. Data Security

We implement reasonable security measures to protect the personal information we collect. However, no data transmission or storage system can guarantee 100% security. Therefore, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

  1. Data Retention

We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. We will securely dispose of personal information when it is no longer needed.

  1. Children’s Privacy

Our Website is not directed towards children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us, and we will promptly delete the information.

  1. Your Rights and Choices

You have certain rights regarding your personal information, including the right to access, correct, or delete your information, as well as the right to object to or restrict certain processing activities. To exercise these rights or make any other privacy-related inquiries, please contact us using the information provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.

  1. Third-Party Websites

Our Website may contain links to third-party websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites, and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those third-party websites before providing any personal information.

  1. Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or applicable laws. We will post the updated version on our Website and indicate the date of the last revision. By continuing to use our Website after the changes are made, you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

Thank you for trusting us with your personal information. We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and protecting the environment.