Types and Uses of Information Collected from You
Basin collects a variety of information in several ways.
Personally Identifiable Information ("PII") – Generally, you can visit our website without revealing any personal information about yourself. At times, though, we may need information about you. Unless otherwise indicated, the information we request is optional.
- The primary purpose of many Basin web forms is to allow you to request information, products, and services from Basin. We may use your PII to send you information and advertising about our company and its products and services including without limitation to provide you with products and services you have expressed interest in, requested, and/or purchased.
- If you fill out forms related to Requests for Proposal (RFP), Basin may not only contact you regarding the specific RFP you were responding to, but also to solicit additional bids, provide additional opportunities, or request further information from you or your company.
Information From Your Computer - We may ourselves, or through our third party service providers, collect information about your computer, such as the browser, operating system, IP address, country and other geolocation data, date and time of visit, whether you are using a mobile device, referring websites, the search engine queries you used to get to our website, the pages of our website you visit and your activities on our website such as what photos, videos, or other imbedded media you view. This information is used for a variety of purposes to improve our website and its content, including without limitation to gather broad demographic data, identify trends and statistics, help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website and its content, We may also use this information to provide you with information and advertising regarding Basin’s products and services.
Cookies - Our website may use "cookies" to provide information on your computer. Cookies are pieces of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard device. We may use both session and persistent cookies on our own or through our third party service providers as described below. Cookies may save your preferences while you are at our website, such as allowing for persistent login on pages that require logging in, and we may use them to provide you with tailored information. Cookies help us, among other things, to determine which areas of our website are popular by tracking hits to those areas, which may in turn allow us or our third party providers to provide you with targeted information or advertising regarding Basin’s products and services. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept cookies, to be notified when a cookie is sent, or to reject cookies. The rejection or limitation of cookies by your browser may limit your ability to use the website.
Web Beacons - Basin may employ Web beacons (also called single-pixel gifs), which are customized links or similar technologies, on the website and when sending you messages, newsletters, or promotional emails or in using third party service providers. Web beacons allow Basin to (a) determine whether you have opened, or acted upon, a promotional email and which links you have clicked on in order to deliver to you more focused communications and other content, (b) allow Basin to count the number of users who have visited certain webpages and effectively deliver services, and (c) enable Basin to compile aggregated statistics and determine the efficacy of promotions by using Web beacons from third parties.
Access to Personal Information for Reviewing, Editing, and/or Removing
Sharing of Your Information
Basin may share information it collects about you with other members of its power cooperative.
In addition to the situations described above, we may disclose visitor information in special instances when we have reason to believe disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering with Basin’s rights or property, other website visitors, or anyone else. We may disclose visitor information when subpoenaed, for government investigations, and when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it.
Other Information Practices
Basin cannot and does not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services. You transmit information to us at your own risk.
In the event that Basin is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction.
Do Not Track
Basin’s website does not honor “do not track” settings on web browsers and does not offer you the opportunity to request that Basin not track your use of its services.
Changes to this Policy
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
1717 East Interstate Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503-0564
Effective Date: June 6, 2015.
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