In support of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), E&E News has updated our Privacy and Data Practices Policy to explain why we collect data, how we collect it and what we do with it.
E&E News collects and stores data on all registered users and subscribers for the purposes of supporting our subscription services and enhancing the user experience. When you visit this site or access any of our services, you are granting your consent to our data collection practices.
E&E News appreciates and respects your right to privacy. We will never share your personal information –- unless required by law -- and will always take care to prevent unauthorized parties from accessing your data. We have put in place safeguards to protect your data from malicious intrusion. And we limit the number of E&E News staff with access to your information.
We collect your data for a variety of purposes, specifically to:
We respect your right to rescind your consent at any time, though we need the data to properly support your subscription and site experience. The best option to rescind your consent is to unsubscribe from our email alerts and stop using the site.
If you wish to have your data permanently removed from our database, email your request to Michael Abate, director of product management, at email@example.com. Please note: We are obligated to maintain usage information for subscriptions in the event that there is a dispute or legal concern. In those cases, we may maintain the data while stripping out personally identifiable information.
Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC (“E&E News” or "E&E", “we”, “us”, or “our”) is committed to respecting your privacy rights. E&E News is a news organization focusing on energy and the environment. Our five daily publications (collectively, our “Services”) deliver original and compelling journalism that keeps top decisionmakers in government, business, NGOs and academia informed and ahead of the curve. E&E’s success as an independently owned news organization -- established in 1998 – relies on producing timely and objective reporting that our subscribers from all sides of the issues value and trust.
Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC, owner and operator of the Website and the Services, is a limited liability company formed under the laws of the District of Columbia, United States.
Where we collect or receive Personal Information about you directly from you, we will explain the purposes for which we collect and use such Personal Information, the types of third parties to which we disclose that information, and the choices and means, if any, we offer you for limiting the use and disclosure of Personal Information about you. This explanation will be provided as soon as practicable and, in any event, before we disclose your Personal Information or use such information for a purpose materially different than that for which it was originally collected or processed.
Information You Voluntarily Provide Us: When you visit our Website or use our Services, we may collect certain types of information that you submit voluntarily. This information is “Personal Information” since it identifies you. You will need a username and password from us in order to access the protected areas of the Website, including the Services. We require some limited information to create an account for you, including your user name, password, email address, mailing address and telephone number. In addition, if you are accessing the Website or our Services on behalf of a Subscriber, you may provide certain information, for example, the Subscriber’s name, email address, and password. We also collect certain information from you in order to process transactions on our Services, including credit card numbers and associated billing information. We refer to this information as “Billing Information”. Our legal basis for processing this information is your consent.
Automatically-Collected Information: Whether you are a Visitor visiting our Website or acting on behalf of a Subscriber visiting our Website, we automatically collect certain information that your browser sends when visiting websites in general. This information, often referred to as “Log File Information”, may include the URLs you visited; your IP address; date and time when visiting our Website and time spent on pages visited; and information about your browser and platform. In addition, when you use the protected areas of the Website, certain Log File Information about your use is automatically recorded and retained, such as account activity (e.g. number of log-ins), and data displayed or clicked on (e.g. user interface elements, links). This information may also include Cookies, web bugs, device information, and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), which we may use to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit, as well as your geo-location (from your IP address). “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your browser. Session Cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes. Session Cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to the Website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser. Persistent Cookies are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after you close your browser and are activated each time you visit our Website. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable persistent Cookies, you may experience session errors and may need to log-in again each time you use the Services. Our legal basis for processing this information is your consent and our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our Website and Services.
We use the information we collect to respond to your requests, resolve problems, to maintain your account and provide the Services and Website to you, to improve our offerings and to create new services, and to market our products or services and those of third parties to you. We use Billing Information only for purposes of authentication and to process transactions on the Services. We may also use information collected above to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, policies and procedures, and for internal administrative purposes.
From time-to-time, we may use your information to market to you our products or services and those of our affiliates, partners and third parties. We may also send you certain Service and administrative notices.
Aggregated / Anonymous information. We may use information that is in aggregate / anonymous form to create compilations of aggregated data and/or statistics and reports, and any other uses without restriction. This includes reporting information to Subscribers of the Services in order to give Subscribers information in order to evaluate the value of the Services to their needs, as well as to market and improve the Services. We also use aggregate / anonymous data to analyze Website usage and customize the Website’s content, layout and services. These uses improve the Website and the Services and better tailor them to meet your needs, so as to provide you with an efficient and customized experience while using the Website and the Services. Information that is in “aggregate / anonymous” form refers to non-identified information or information that is reported in the aggregate (provided that such aggregated information is not identifiable to a natural person), and does not include information as to which identifying characteristics have been removed without means reasonably likely to be used by any person to re-identify the natural person directly or indirectly.
(Disclosing Personal Information to Third Parties)
We will offer you the opportunity to choose whether your Personal Information is to be used for a purpose materially different from the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you.
We do not request or knowingly receive or collect Sensitive Personal Information. Nonetheless, if at any point in the future we receive or collect Sensitive Personal Information from or about you, we will not process such information about you for purposes other than those for which the information was originally obtained or subsequently authorized by you unless you explicitly consent to the processing, or as required or permitted, or where not prohibited by law or regulation. “Sensitive Personal Information” means Personal Information that reveals race, ethnic origin, political opinion, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data where processed to uniquely identify a person, any information that concerns medical or health conditions or sex life, or information relating to the commission of a criminal offense.
Aggregated / Anonymous information. In addition, we may use information that is in aggregate / anonymous form to create compilations of aggregated data and/or statistics and reports, and any other uses without restriction. This includes reporting information to Subscribers of the Services in order to give Subscribers information in order to evaluate the value of the Services to their needs, as well as to market and improve the Services. We also use aggregate / anonymous data to analyze Website usage and customize the Website’s content, layout and services. These uses improve the Website and the Services and better tailor them to meet your needs, so as to provide you with an efficient and customized experience while using the Website and the Services.
Opting Out of Marketing Communications
If you receive marketing or promotional emails from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained within the email or by sending an email to the address provided in the “Contact Us” section.
We use model contractual clauses and other mechanisms approved by the European Union and Switzerland, respectively, for transfers of Personal Information from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and Switzerland.
We endeavor to use Personal Information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the Individual. We will take reasonable steps designed to ensure that only Personal Information that is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete, current, and otherwise reliable in relation to the purposes for which the information was obtained is used by us for as long as we retain possession of such information. Our personnel have a responsibility to assist us in maintaining accurate, complete and current Personal Information. We endeavor only to process Personal Information that is relevant to our Services, and for purposes compatible with those for which the Personal Information was collected; wherever possible, such Personal Information is non-identified.
Please note that while any amendments, corrections or deletions will be reflected in active user databases (as updated with a reasonable period of time), we may retain all Personal Information for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, and satisfaction of other legal obligations we reasonably believe applicable.
We may retain your Personal Information to comply with laws, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our contracts, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.
We encourage you to raise questions about our processing or disclosure of your Personal Information by contacting us, as set forth in the “Contact Us” section below.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the information we process, We maintain appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect information in our possession against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, misuse, and any other unlawful form of processing. This includes, for example, firewalls, password protection, encryption and other access and authentication controls.
For transactions, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) is processed directly by our credit card processor, and is not stored or otherwise processed on our servers.
However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or store on the Services, and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If you believe your information has been compromised, please contact us as set forth in the “Contact Us” section below.
We have a security incident response program designed to promptly respond to and escalate any potential privacy or security incident. If we learn of a security incident, we will inform you and the authorities of the occurrence of the breach in accordance with applicable law.
In compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our Website and the Services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
If, for whatever reason, you have any questions, comments, complaints or compliments about the privacy of the Service or this Website, please contact our email support. Please also use this email address if you believe you have received a marketing communication from us that you feel makes use of your information in an unauthorized or unwelcome way. Please contact us using the information below: