Effective Date: June 17th, 2020

This Privacy Notice for California Residents supplements the information contained in the general Privacy Policy of REC Solar Commercial Corporation (“REC Solar,” “we,” or “us”), which is incorporated in this privacy notice by this reference.  This privacy notice applies to California residents from whom we collect personal information (“consumers” or “you”), including when you visit https://recsolar.com/ and any other website or mobile application owned or operated by REC Solar (the “Site”).  We adopt this privacy notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this privacy notice.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

This Site collects information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household (“personal information”).  In particular, within the last 12 months REC Solar has collected the following categories of personal information from the sources and for the business or commercial purposes described below:

Description of CategoryWhat We CollectSourceBusiness or Commercial Purposes for Collection
Identifiers
(“Identity Data”)
A real name, postal address, internet protocol address, email addressDirectly from the consumer

From third-party marketing partners

Indirectly from the consumer, e.g., through the use of cookies on the Site

Managing our marketing and customer outreach

Providing consumers with the products, services, and information they request

Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)) (“Customer Records Data”)A name, address, telephone number, employmentDirectly from the consumer

From third-party marketing partners

Indirectly from the consumer, e.g., through the use of cookies on the Site

Managing our marketing and customer outreach

Providing consumers with the products, services, and information they request

Commercial information (“Commercial Data”)Records products or services purchased, obtained, or consideredDirectly from the consumer

From third-party marketing partners

Managing our marketing and customer outreach

Providing consumers with the products, services, and information they request

Internet or other similar network activity (“Internet Use Data”)Browsing history, search history, or information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisementIndirectly from the consumer, e.g., through the use of cookies on the SiteManaging our marketing and customer outreach
Geolocation data (“Location Data”)Physical location or movementsDirectly from the consumer

Indirectly from the consumer, e.g., through the use of cookies on the Site

Managing our marketing and customer outreach
Professional or employment-related information (“Professional Data”)Current employmentDirectly from the consumer

From third-party marketing partners

Managing our marketing and customer outreach

Providing consumers with the products, services, and information they request

Personal information does not include:

  • Publicly available information from government records.
  • Deidentified or aggregated consumer information.
  • Information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, such as health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) and personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994.

In addition to the business or commercial purposes for collection described above, we have in the preceding 12 months collected all categories of personal information described above and may use it for the purposes of:

  • Responding to your questions and comments and provide support.
  • Operating, evaluating, and improving the products and services we offer.
  • Understanding your needs and interests and tailoring this Site and our products and services accordingly.
  • Enforcing our Terms of Use and other agreements with you.
  • Complying with applicable legal requirements and industry standards.
  • Responding to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
  • Evaluating or conducting a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of REC Solar’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by REC Solar about the users of this Site is among the assets transferred

We will continue to collect the categories of personal information described above from the sources and for the business or commercial purposes described above, as well as for any other purposes for which we obtain your consent.

Disclosures of Personal Information for a Business Purpose

We share your personal information for a business purpose to the following categories of third parties:

  • Service providers.
  • Advertising networks.
  • Internet service providers.
  • Data analytics providers.
  • Operating systems and platforms.

In the preceding 12 months, we have disclosed to these third parties the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:

  • Identity Data.
  • Customer Records Data.
  • Professional Data.

Sales of Personal Information

In the past 12 months, REC Solar has not sold your personal information.

Your Rights and Choices

The CCPA provides you as California residents with specific rights regarding your personal information.  This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.

Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights

You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months.  Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights), we will disclose to you:

  • The categories of personal information we collected about you.
  • The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
  • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting that personal information.
  • The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
  • The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).
  • If we disclosed personal information for a business purpose, the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.

Deletion Rights

You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions.  Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights), we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.

We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:

  • Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
  • Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise that consumer’s free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
  • Comply with a legal obligation.
  • Make other internal and lawful uses of the information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights

To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:

Calling us at (844) 732-7652.
Emailing us at privacy@recsolar.com.
Visiting https://recsolar.com/contact/.
Mailing us at:
REC Solar Commercial Corporation
Attn: Digital Privacy Team
3450 Broad Street, Suite 105
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information.  You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child. To designate an authorized agent,

You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period.  The verifiable consumer request must:

  • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.
  • Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you.

Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us, but we may require authentication of the consumer that is reasonable in light of the nature of the personal information requested.

We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

Response Timing and Format

We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt.  If we require more time (for a maximum total of 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.

Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the receipt of a verifiable consumer request.  The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable.  For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily usable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.

We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless the request is excessive or manifestly unfounded.  If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.  Alternatively, we may decline to respond to the request and notify you of our reason for doing so.

Non-Discrimination

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights.  Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:

  • Deny you goods or services.
  • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties.
  • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services, including denial of goods or services.
  • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different prices, rates, levels, or quality of goods or services.  Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your personal information’s value and contain written terms that describe the program’s material aspects.  Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt-in consent, which you may revoke at any time.

Other California Privacy Rights

California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of this Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  To make such a request, please contact us through the information set forth below.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

REC Solar reserves the right to update or change this privacy notice at any time.  When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will post the updated notice on this Site and update the effective date at the top of this page.  You are responsible for periodically reviewing this Site and this privacy notice to check for any updates or changes.  Your continued use of this Site following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy notice or our privacy practices, your choices and rights regarding use of your personal information, or wish to exercise your rights under California law, please contact us at:

Phone: (844) 732-7652.
Email: privacy@recsolar.com.
Site: https://recsolar.com/contact/
Postal Address:
REC Solar Commercial Corporation
Attn: Digital Privacy Team
3450 Broad Street, Suite 105
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401