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Privacy policy

PLATFORM PRIVACY POLICY

Panasonic Electric Works Europe AG ("Panasonic") and ezzing Building Synergies S.L. (referred to herein as either “ezzingSolar”, “we”, “us” or “our”) have joined forces to provide you with this helpful online Platform created for the solar energy community.

In using our Platform, rest assured that Panasonic and ezzingSolar are committed to safeguarding any personal information that may be collected through our Platform and to ensuring that you are fully informed as to how your personal information will be used. The following policy describes such collection and usage. Any undefined capitalized terms used within this Privacy Policy will have the same meaning as they do in the Platform Terms.

1. INFORMATION COLLECTED

In using our Platform, we may collect personal information about you that you have actively provided us with or that we have collected from you automatically through your use of the Platform, as further detailed below in Section 2 (Cookies). To use our Platform tools and calculators, you will be asked to register by (i) either connecting through your Facebook account or by providing your name and email addresses (together, your "Contact Information"), and (ii) by providing the address of the location that you are considering installing a solar system at. Also, should you contact us with questions or comments, we may collect the information contained in your message, which may include your Contact Information and any other personal information you provide. We will also collect such information when you ask to be included in our mailing lists or express an interest in hearing more about the Platform or any other services that we provide.

2. COOKIES

In addition to the above, we may collect further information from you automatically. Whenever you use our online Platform, our web server automatically collects and aggregates information in respect of your visit through the use of “cookies” and otherwise. This information may include referring websites, browser type, browser language, operating system, the pages that you access, your Internet protocol address, and the actions you take on our Platform (such as the pages you’ve viewed and the links clicked). We may also collect information from you automatically through our use of the following Google Features: Remarketing with Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting (together, the "Features"). The Features allow Google to place their own cookies; Google's usage of such cookies is done in accordance with their own privacy policy.

We use cookies to allow us to automate access and the data entry functions of our website, tailor our website to your preferences or interests, or customize promotions or marketing. In addition, cookies allow us to track use of our website to determine those areas which are useful or popular and those that are not thereby enabling us to improve and update our website effectively. In general, this aggregate information will not identify you personally unless correlated with other personally identifying information.

Most web browsers can either alert you to the use of cookies or refuse to accept cookies entirely. You can (i) opt out of the cookies placed through the Features by following THESE instructions, (ii) use the ads settings to manage the Google ads you see and opt out of interest-based ads by following THESE instructions, and (ii) manage the cookies in your web browser by following THESE instructions. You should be aware that if you elect not to accept cookies, some parts of the Site may not function properly or permit access.

3. WHAT WE DO OR MIGHT DO WITH THE INFORMATION COLLECTED

We may use the information provided to us to:

  • Contact you with the free estimate that you requested to receive;
  • Send you an offer by email to join our community and create an account;
  • Reply back to any inquiry or question that you may have sent us;
  • Send out newsletters and blog posts to you with articles and information which we believe may be of interest to you. You may unsubscribe from receiving these at any time;
  • Share your personal information with business partners for purposes of having your inquiry, request or feedback processed on our behalf, and only provided that these business partners are bound to a privacy policy that is substantially similar in all material respects to this Privacy Policy;
  • Share your Contact Information and additional information provided with our business partners, which may include but is not limited to Panasonic, its various affiliated companies, store and installers, in accordance with your request (such as if you have asked to receive a quote or commercial offers);
  • Evaluate your use, preferences and trends for our own internal statistical and analytical purposes which we may use for marketing purposes and in respect of operations and product development;

4. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

We will not use your personal information for any purposes, other than those outlined in this Privacy Policy and/or in the Platform Terms, unless we have your consent. We will not share your personal information with any other third parties without your permission, unless:

  • We are required to do so by law or when necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm, financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity. In all cases, such information will only be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization or acquisition of our company so long as the party acquiring the information agrees to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy.

In addition, we may provide aggregate statistics about users, sales, traffic patterns, electricity production and consumption, and other information to third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifiable information.

5. LINKS AND THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS

Our Platform may contain links to other websites which may be hosted by our partners or by unrelated companies which we think may be of interest to you. Such websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy and we make no representation as to their practices for dealing with your personal information. We recommend that you check the privacy policy of any website at the beginning of your visit.

6. SECURING THE INFORMATION

We take reasonable technical and organizational measures to guard against unauthorized or unlawful processing of the information collected and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your personal data. While no system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by our site reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.

7. ACCESS, MODIFICATION AND ACCURACY OF INFORMATION COLLECTED; CLOSING YOUR ACCOUNT

You can access, modify and close your account information directly by logging into your "Settings" page, as well as make any changes to any consent that you may have given in respect of us contacting you relating to information that you receive from us. Should you choose to close your account, please be aware that we reserve the right to save any of the non-identifying data collected from your account for analysis purposes.

At any time, you may ask that any information collected about you is updated or deleted by emailing us at info@ezzing.com. We will adhere to any such request, but might save certain non-identifying data for analysis purposes. You also have complete control over your preferences as to the type of communications that you receive from us, whether you would like to stop receiving them or be added to our mailing list. You can also do this by following the instructions included in each communication or newsletter.

8. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to reflect our practices and provide greater protection for your information. Information collected by us will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of our policy which were in effect at the time of collection.

9. ACCEPTANCE OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY

By using our Platform, you are consenting to the practices relating to information collection and use that are described in this Privacy Policy.

Version: January 12, 2016

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. WELCOME

Panasonic Electric Works Europe AG ("Panasonic") and ezzing Building Synergies S.L. (referred to herein as either “ezzingSolar”, “we”, “us” or “our”) have joined forces to provide you with this helpful online Platform created for the solar energy community (the "Platform"). The Platform, the underlying technology of which was developed by ezzingSolar, can provide you with the following:

  • An instant estimate of the benefits a solar system can provide when installed at a potential location, based on parameters provided by you, featuring Panasonic high efficiency panels (HIT);
  • A continuous simulation of potential production based on the daily performance of actual solar systems situated close to the prospect location and / or other data;
  • Insights from actual solar homeowners;
  • Personalized explanations of the financial and green benefits that a solar system could provide periodically;

The ability to request a professional site survey to fine tune initial estimates and request firm quotes.

These Platform Terms (the “Platform Terms”) constitute a set of rules by which we operate such Platform. By using or accessing the Platform, you acknowledge that you agree to the Platform Terms, and are subject to them and to our Platform Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE FULLY BOUND BY THESE ENTIRE PLATFORM TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS THE PLATFORM AND DO NOT USE THE RELATED SERVICES OFFERED BY THE PLATFORM. You should read through all the Platform Terms carefully as they constitute a legally binding agreement between you and us. Please note that we reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to revise modify or change or remove portions or all of these, at any time. The date when these Platform Terms were last updated is indicated at the end of the Platform Terms.

2. REGISTRATION AND ACCESS

In order to access some features of the Platform, you will be requested to provide complete contact information requested and provide the geographical location of the roof for which you are looking to receive more information about.

3. DISCLAIMER

THE PLATFORM AND RELATED SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE PLATFORM ARE OFFERED SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND DO NOT, IN ANY WAY, CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR A SUBSTITUTE FOR SEEKING EXPERT OPINIONS OR SERVICES.

THE PLATFORM ALSO INCLUDES HELPFUL CALCULATORS, ESTIMATORS AND TOOLS, SUCH AS OUR VIRTUAL SOLAR SYSTEM, WHICH MAY SIMULATE POTENTIAL ENERGY PRODUCTION, COST, EARNINGS AND SAVINGS ESTIMATIONS, WHICH MAY ASSESS YOUR COST, EARNINGS AND SAVINGS BASED ON HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL DATA AVERAGES. SUCH TOOLS, ESTIMATORS AND CALCULATORS ARE PROVDIED SOLELY FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE AND ARE BASED ON AN ASSORTMENT OF THEORETICAL DATA AND STATISTICS FROM NEIGHBORING SOLAR SYSTEMS. BY USING SUCH CALCULATORS, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SUCH ESTIMATIONS ARE ONLY PROVIDED AS A CONVENIENCE TO YOU, THAT ACTUAL RESULTS FROM THE INSTALLATION OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS ON YOUR PROPERTY MAY DIFFER DUE TO VARIOUS REAL-TIME FACTORS AND INFLUENCES, AND THAT NEITHER EZZINGSOLAR NOR PANASONIC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANYS SUCH DIVERSIONS.

4. OWNERSHIP OF THE SERVICE PROVIDED TO YOU

The underlying technology of the Platform and its overall look and feel are either the proprietary property of ezzingSolar or the proprietary property of our licensors or licensees, including Panasonic. By using our Platform, ezzingSolar grants you a personal, revocable, non-assignable, and non-exclusive license to access and use the Platform and the material provided hereon, provided that you comply fully with the provisions of these Platform Terms.

All trademarks appearing on the Platform are trademarks of their respective owners. “ezzingSolar” and other ezzingSolar trademarks, slogans, service marks, trade names, and trade dress which appear via the Service are proprietary to ezzingSolar. “Panasonic” and other Panasonic trademarks, slogans, service marks, trade names, and trade dress which appear via the Service are proprietary to Panasonic.

5. THIRD PARTY LINKS AND INFORMATON PROVIDED

The Platform may contain information in the form of, but not limited to, raw data, content, information, articles, advertisements, endorsements, software, photos, video, text, graphics, third-party opinions, links to third party websites and other materials that – all which are not owned or controlled by ezzingSolar ("Third Party Content").

It should be clarified that such Third Party Content is solely provided as a convenience to you, and, as such is provided “as is” without any warranty regarding its accuracy or completeness. By using the Platform, you expressly relieve ezzingSolar from any and all liability arising from your use of any Third Party Content. Furthermore, ezzingSolar also assumes no responsibility for the practices, professionalism or performances of any third party which you may gain access to via our Platform.

You further acknowledge that Third Party Content may be protected by copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and/or other proprietary rights, and therefore you undertake not to modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works of, or in any way exploit, any of the Third Party Content, in whole or in part.

6. FEEDBACK FROM YOU

While we welcome any feedback or comments from you, please note that any unsolicited ideas, feedback or suggestions pertaining to our business, such as ideas for new or improved features or products or technologies, website or tool enhancements, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product names, will automatically upon submission become the property of ezzingSolar, without any compensation to you. While under no obligation to review such submissions or to keep such submissions confidential, ezzingSolar may use or redistribute any such submission and its contents for any purpose and in any way it deems.

To provide such feedback, please email info@ezzing.com.

7. NO WARRANTY

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, THAT TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THAT THE PLATFORM, RELATED SERVICES AND OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED TO YOU UNDER THESE PLATFORM TERMS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. USE OF THE PLATFORM AND RELIANCE ON THE PLATFORM CONTENT IS DONE SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE PLATFORM, RELATED SEVICES, THEIR CONTENT AND OTHER MATERIALS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER EZZINGSOLAR NOR ANY OF EZZINGSOLAR’S LICENSORS MAKES ANY WARRANTY THAT THE CONTENT ON THE PLATFORM SATISFIES ANY GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS.

WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE PLATFORM PROVIDED WILL BE ERROR-FREE, THAT ACCESS THERETO WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE PLATFORM OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE OUR CONTENT AVAILABLE ARE OR WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

8. LIABILITIES AND INDEMNITIES

You shall indemnify and save harmless ezzingSolar, Panasonic and their directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents ("Related Parties") against all demands, claims, actions, liabilities, losses, costs, damages or expenses whatsoever (including reasonable attorneys' fees) ("Damages") asserted against, imposed upon or incurred by ezzingSolar, Panasonic and/or any of their Related Parties resulting from or arising out of any violation of these Terms by you or arising and related to your use of the Platform.

THE CUMULATIVE LIABILITY OF EZZINGSOLAR AND PANASONIC FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE PLATFORM OR RELATED SERVICES, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL FEES ACTUALLY PAID BY A USER OR VISITOR FOR THE USE OF PLATFORM.

NEITHER EZZINGSOLAR NOR PANASONIC WILL BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE PLATFORM WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED OR OTHERWISE SUPPLIED BY EZZINGSOLAR, PANASONIC OR ANY THIRD PARTY.

THE LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION AND ELSEWHERE IN THESE TERMS OF USE APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

9. PRIVACY

Panasonic and ezzingSolar are committed to safeguarding any personal information that may be collected through our Platform and to ensuring that you are fully informed as to how your personal information will be used. To learn more about how we protect your personal information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

10. MISCELLANEOUS

  • These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof, replacing any prior agreements;
  • You affirm that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms, and to abide by and comply with these Terms;
  • Failure to enforce any provision will not constitute a waiver of that provision. If any provision is found unenforceable, it and any related provisions will be interpreted to best accomplish the unenforceable provision's essential purpose.
  • These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of Spain, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws thereof, and the eligible courts of Madrid, shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes between the parties. Nothing in this agreement limits a party's ability to seek equitable relief.

Version: July 17, 2014