What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, Use Live Chat, Open a Support Ticket or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
• To improve our website in order to better serve you.
• To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
• To quickly process your transactions.
• To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
• To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
We do not use an SSL certificate
• We do not need an SSL because:
we don’t have ecommerce
Do we use ‘cookies’?
• Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
• Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
• Keep track of advertisements.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
However, you will still be able to place orders.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
• Remarketing with Google AdSense
• Google Display Network Impression Reporting
• Demographics and Interests Reporting
• DoubleClick Platform Integration
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
You can change your personal information:
• By emailing us
• By calling us
• By logging in to your account
• By chatting with us or by sending us a support ticket
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
• Within 7 business days
We will notify the users via in-site notification
• Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
• Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails:
• Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
In accordance with state and federal law, Elite Heating and Air (the “Company”) is required to establish certain safeguards for our customers and our potential customers when contacting them over the telephone (including any texting, although the Company maintains separate additional opt-out safeguard policies for texting communications). These safeguards include (a) the use of the National Do Not Call Registry and (b) instituting procedures for maintaining a list of persons who request not to receive telemarketing calls made by or on behalf of the Company.
1. At least every thirty-one (31) days, the Company will access the National Do-Not-Call Registry maintained by the Federal Trade Commission and download the information contained in the Registry. All telephone numbers downloaded from the National Do-Not-Call Registry (except those numbers belonging to a consumer with whom the Company has an established business relationship) will be deleted from the calling lists used by the Company.
2. Even when a residential consumer has listed his or her telephone number on the Registry, the Company may contact that consumer if the Company has an established business relationship with the consumer. The Company typically has an established business relationship with a consumer when: (1) the consumer has made a purchase with the Company within eighteen (18) months immediately preceding the date of the solicitation or (2) the consumer has made an inquiry or sent an application regarding products or services of the Company within three (3) months immediately preceding the date of the solicitation; provided that the established business relationship has not been previously terminated by the consumer. Be aware that in certain states this time frame may be different, and you will be advised of that by your manager when applicable.
3. In the event your specific CRM system can be considered an automatic telephone dialing system, the Company may require either that the telephone call be hand-dialed, or that the consumer has supplied a heightened express authorization allowing their telephone number (if cellular) to be used to contact them live or via text messaging.
4. The Company will not initiate any telephone solicitation before 9:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m., local time for the consumer Monday through Sunday. Be aware that in certain states this time frame may be different, and you will be advised of that by your manager when applicable.
5. Immediately after the customer and/or potential customer answers, the Company’s representative will (i) provide the customer and/or potential customer with his or her name, (ii) explain that he or she is calling on behalf of the Company, (iii) provide him or her with a telephone number at which he or she may contact the Company’s representative, (iv) explain that the purpose of the call is to sell goods or services, and (v) explain the nature of the goods or services that the Company is offering.
6. If the customer and/or potential customer requests to not receive any further telemarketing calls from the Company the Company’s representative will properly note this request. the Company will then, in accordance with applicable law, remove that phone number from the Company’s calling lists.
7. A customer and/or potential customer has the right to obtain a copy of the Company’s Do Not Call Policy and the Company will make its Do Not Call Policy available upon request to any customer and/or potential customer. Accordingly, Company representatives are required to promptly advise their manager or supervisor of any such request, so that the Company can send a copy of its Do Not Call Policy via pre-paid first-class mail.
It is the Company’s goal to provide customers and/or potential customers with the privacy that they request. The Company strives to prevent any accidental repeat telephone calls from being placed to someone who does not wish to receive such calls. As part of its continual quality control procedures, the Company may choose, from time-to-time, to test its Standards and Procedures to ensure that its representatives are properly complying with its Standards and Procedures.