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About the Web Site

The Power Scorecard is designed to be a user-friendly tool for both consumers and suppliers. Accordingly, the following terms are provided to make suppliers aware of our privacy policy, practices, and the options available to suppliers about the way information is collected, used, updated, or modified. Likewise, the terms contained herein are also provided to make visitors aware of the data collection process and practices of the Power Scorecard web site.


About the Power Scorecard

The Power Scorecard reflects the collective exercise of expert judgement by the sponsoring organizations, based on its interpretation of available data and assessment of its accuracy and reliability, and application of state-of-the-art techniques in the identification and quantification of environmental impacts of electric power generation technologies. The Power Scorecard ratings appearing on this website may be based on assumptions made by the sponsoring organizations as to the composition, fuel sources, technologies, and associated environmental attributes of particular products where such information is unknown to or has not been provided by the supplier, and where such information is not otherwise available from public records. Every effort is made to validate the information used in rating products with the supplier.


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NEITHER THE PACE ENERGY PROJECT, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE, IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, NORTHWEST ENERGY COALITION, UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS, PACE UNIVERSITY NOR ANY AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY, "THE PRODUCERS" OR "WE") WARRANT THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USING THE POWER SCORECARD. WE DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE POWER SCORECARD WEB SITE AS NO INDEPENDENT AUDIT HAS BEEN CONDUCTED OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED TO US BY SUPPLIERS, OR OF INFORMATION WE INDEPENDENTLY COLLECT FROM PUBLICLY AVAILABLE SOURCES. THE POWER SCORECARD WEB SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION TO AND WITHOUT LIMITATION TO ANY OTHER STATEMENTS CONTAINED HEREIN, THE POWER SCORECARD MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE POWER SCORECARD WEB SITE WILL MEET VISITORS' REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, OR THAT THE WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE. THE PRODUCERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR PARTICIPATION IN THE POWER SCORECARD.


Privacy Statement

The internet has made the world smaller and brought people closer together. In this new and ever expanding frontier, privacy is a paramount issue and the Power Scorecard strives to maintain the privacy of all of its visitors. The Power Scorecard web site includes several interactive areas, where we only ask for specific types of personal information. In a few areas, we may ask you to enter various types of information related to your energy needs and personal preferences. However, the types of information requested are limited; for example, we request information from you when you answer questions such as your geographic location, type of residence (house, apartment, condo, etc.), size of household, etc. These questions may be part of an interactive portion of the web site to help you choose among suppliers, or used as a basis for providing feedback in online surveys. In reality, no personally identifiable information is ever collected. Accordingly, the Power Scorecard does not sell, rent, give away or loan any personally identifiable information regarding its visitors to any third parties. Additionally, any input from you is purely voluntary and will not affect your overall ability to visit and use the Power Scorecard web site. Information gathered from online surveys or demographic information may be shared with other groups for analysis or enhancement of the web site.


Changes to the Privacy Policy

If the Producers decide to make changes to the privacy policy outlined above, such changes will be posted in this section in a timely manner so that visitors will always know how we operate and use information gathered on this web site.


Counters

The Power Scorecard web site employs the use of counters. This tool automatically keeps count when visitors "hit" our web site, and works much like a television ratings system. This data enables us to determine which parts of our web site are more popular than others and may suggest to us that certain parts may need modification or enhancement. This way, we may improve the web site and the quality of assistance to consumers in choosing the best energy supplier for their needs.


Cookies

The Power Scorecard web site also employs the use of "cookies." This tool stores a piece of information on a visitor's browser. Cookies mark visitors by storing information about the visitor, including web site settings or other information used to make the next visit to a particular web site run smoother. However, while the information a cookie collects is comprised of whatever the owner of the web site wants to collect, the Power Scorecard web site does not collect any personally identifiable information including a screen name, alias, or e-mail address.


Links to Other Web Sites

To further help consumers choose the most suitable energy supplier, the Power Scorecard web site contains links to other web sites which provide other useful information but are not operated by the Power Scorecard. The Producers are not responsible for any material and/or data obtained through downloading or other means which may be responsible for any damage to your computer system, data, or any other personal objects. Additionally, the Producers take no responsibility for the quality, accuracy, suitability, functionality or legality of any site which may be linked to or from the Power Scorecard web site. We are also not responsible for and we do not endorse any content, advertising, products, or other materials found on external web sites. The privacy policies and procedures described here do not apply to those sites; therefore the Producers are not responsible for the privacy practices of the web sites that it does not operate.


Data Collection

Data used for the Power Scorecard web site is based, to the extent possible, on information solicited directly from individual suppliers. Any information collected from the supplier is provided to us on a voluntary basis, and is used exclusively by the Power Scorecard in calculating scores. Information is not supplied to third parties by any means. Data for the Power Scorecard is updated annually; however, suppliers who change the product supply or other pertinent information are able and free to supply such information to the Power Scorecard for the purpose of recalculating scores. The Power Scorecard may make changes and/or improvements, without limitation, to the content, layout, or methodology at any time without notice. The goal of the Power Scorecard is to provide consumers with the most accurate and complete information as possible; to that end, the intent of the Power Scorecard is to treat every supplier in an impartial manner, as this will ultimately benefit the consumers, suppliers, and the environment. The Power Scorecard does not endorse any commercial suppliers or their products.



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