Privacy Policy

National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium Website Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) applies to your access to and use of the National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium website (https://nationaloffshorewind.org/) (the “Site”) owned and operated by the National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium (referred to as the “Consortium,” or “we,” or “us”).

BY ACCESSING AND USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY IT.

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. You can determine when this Privacy Policy was last revised by referring to the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page. Please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. Any modifications will be effective immediately upon such posting. Your use of, or access to the site after such modifications are posted will signify your acceptance of the modifications and your agreement to be bound by them. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any modifications to this Privacy Policy shall not apply to any dispute between us arising prior to the date on which we post the revised Privacy Policy that contains such modifications.

YOUR INFORMATION – WHAT WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT

Personal Information You Give Us
We collect and may transmit personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us through the Site (“Your Information”). Personally identifiable information that we collect and transmit may include, but will not be limited to: your first and last name, your company name, your job title, your mailing address, your e-mail address, your telephone number, organizational affiliation, IP address, information contained in any e-mail or other communication you send to us, information you give to us in any other way and any other identifier that permits us to identify or contact you.

Information We Collect Through the Site
We use Fathom Analytics to collect anonymized data when you visit the site, to help us improve our website to better serve you. Because the data is anonymized, we do not collect IP addresses, web browser, or other information related to your access of the site. Nor does our website use cookies or any other tracking mechanism other websites may employ.

Non-Personal Information
We may use and share non-personal, de-identified information (i.e., information that cannot be used to identify you) for any lawful business purpose without any obligation or accounting to you. We may use your personal information to generate non-personal information. When we do so, we will take reasonable measures to ensure that the non-personal information is no longer personally identifiable and cannot later be used to identify you. We may also disclose non-personal, aggregate, anonymous data in a de-identified format to investors and potential partners based on information collected from users.

Personal Information
In general, Your Information is used either to fulfill services you request, respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. We will not share Your Information with other organizations or businesses unless (i) we feel this will allow us to better respond to your request, or (ii) the business is providing products or services to us. We may use Your Information to provide you with electronic newsletters or promotional e-mails as well as information and offers about our services, however, you may “opt-out” at any time by following the unsubscribe instruction provided in the e-mails we send you or by replying with “unsubscribe” if no unsubscribe instructions are available.


We may also disclose Your Information at the request of law enforcement or government agencies or in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes to establish, protect, or exercise our legal or other rights or to defend against a legal claim or as otherwise required or allowed by law. We may disclose Your Information in order to protect the rights, property, or safety of a user or any other person. We may disclose Your Information to investigate or prevent a violation by you of any contractual or other relationship with us or your illegal or harmful activity.

E-MAIL COMMUNICATIONS
The e-mail address you provide during the Site registration process will be the e-mail address we will use for all Site-related communications with you. We may also send you messages via the Site. Monitoring and responding to these messages in an appropriate manner is your responsibility. The Site may contain links or forms that can be used to contact us so you can comment, make a complaint, make suggestions, and ask questions. You represent and warrant that any information you enter into the Site is correct and applies only to you and that you will keep your e-mail address and other information about you in your account up-to-date.

PROTECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
We use reasonable measures to maintain the security of Your Information and to guard Your Information from unauthorized access or unauthorized alternation, disclosure or destruction. Even so, technical mistakes are possible. No organization, including us, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.
We restrict access to Your Information to our employees, contractors, and agents who need to know the information in order to process it on our behalf. However, neither people nor security systems are foolproof, including encryption systems. In addition, people can commit intentional crimes, make mistakes, or fail to follow policies. Therefore, while we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect Your Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If an applicable law imposes any non-disclaimable duty to protect Your Information, you agree that intentional misconduct will be the standard used to measure our compliance with this duty.


In the event of any data breach affecting your personal information, we will contact you via the e-mail address that you have provided to us via this Site.

RETENTION OF YOUR INFORMATION; MODIFICATION
We retain Your Information for as long as required, allowed or as long as we believe it is useful, but do not undertake retention obligations. We may dispose of Your Information in our sole discretion without notice, subject to applicable law that specifically requires the handling or retention of Your Information. You must keep your own, separate back-up records of your data.

You can correct, update, and remove Your Information if it changes or if you no longer want to receive information except that which is related to our services. This can be done by e-mailing a request to us at info@nationaloffshorewind.org. You may also request access to Your Information collected by us by sending a request to us at info@nationaloffshorewind.org. We may not be able to completely remove Your Information from our systems in certain circumstances. For example, we may retain Your Information for legitimate organizational purposes, if necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, for account recovery purposes, if required by law, or as retained in our data backup systems or cached or archived pages. All of Your Information that we retain will continue to be subject to the terms of the Privacy Policy to which you have previously agreed.

THIRD-PARTY PRIVACY POLICIES
The Site may include or provide links to other websites on the Internet that we do not control. Even if an affiliation exists between the Consortium and a third-party website, each of these linked sites maintains its own independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. While we expect our customers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users, we are not responsible for the actions of third parties. We encourage you to consult that website’s privacy policy before providing Your Information to it and whenever interacting with any website.

USERS FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
The Site is hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law. If you are using the Site from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using the Site, you provide informed consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
To the extent you reside in the European Economic Area (EEA), the Consortium’s legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy is based on your consent and permission for us to do so in order for you to attend our events and participate in future related programs.

Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. The Consortium aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Information


If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Information.
  • The right to be forgotten. You have the right to request that we delete your Personal Information, in certain situations.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where the Consortium relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

NO CHILDREN
This Site is not intended for use by those under the age of 13, nor is it targeted to those under the age of 13. If you use the Site, you hereby represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age. No one under the age of 13 may provide any information to or on the Site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from those under the age of 13, nor do we knowingly sell or otherwise disclose the personal information of those under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not (i) use or provide any information on the Site or through any of its features, (ii) use any of the interactive or fillable features of the website, or (iii) provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone address, e-mail address or any other information that could be used to identify you. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, any information we receive from users we believe to be under the age of 13 will be purged from our database.

CONTACT US
With questions, e-mail info@nationaloffshorewind.org.

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