The purpose of this venture is to inform the public of the goal of Small Business Affordable Energy Project, a project of SBE Council (“we or “our”).  We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of your personal information and we prepared this Privacy Policy to provide you with important information about our privacy practices. This Privacy Policy applies when you use our website at (the “Website”). If you do not agree with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy, please exit the Website.

Information We Collect

Personal Information

We may collect personal information that you provide to us, for example, when you request information or join a mailing list we sponsor. You control whether or not you want to continue to receive information from us by following “unsubscribe” instructions within the emails or contacting us at [email protected].  We do not collect personal information that can identify you unless you provide it to us.

Non-personal Information

We may collect other, non-personal information about your use of the Website. For example, we may collect:

  • Device Information – this includes your IP address, as well as other unique identifiers, browser type and settings.
  • User Information – this includes the time and duration of your use of the Website and other information about your interaction with the content on the Website.
  • Information from Third-Party Sources – we may receive information about you from publicly and commercially available sources, as permitted by law, which may combine with other information we receive from or by you. For example, we may receive information about you from a social media site if you connect to that site through the Website.

How We Use Information

We use the information detailed above for such things as improving the quality of the Website, to monitor the operation and technical functions of the Website, to personalize your experience by providing certain content on the Website, and to better understand the users of the Website.

In addition, we may use third party service providers to help collect and analyze your non-personal information. 

Sharing Information

We may share your Personal Information under the following circumstances:

To Protect the Rights of Others and as Required by Law.  We reserve the right and you expressly authorize us to share any information we have about you:

(1) in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights or to defend against legal claims;

(2) to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person or property; and

(3) to investigate, prevent, or take action against voluminous spamming, service attacks, or attempts to compromise the security of information on the Website.

Service Providers.  We may share non-personal information relating to your use of our Website with vendors providing contractual services to us, such as hosting vendors and advertising service providers.

Otherwise with Your Consent or At Your Direction.  In addition to the sharing described in this Privacy Policy, we may share information about you with third parties whenever you specifically consent or direct such sharing.

Links to Third-Party Sites

The Website may contain links to other internet websites.  We are not responsible for your activities or the activities of any such third parties once you navigate away from the Website. This Privacy Policy applies only to our Website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should review the privacy policy of that website before accessing that content.

On-Line Tracking

We may use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to facilitate administration and navigation of the Website and to better understand our users to improve the Website. Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer when you visit a website.

Cookies may be used to store a unique identification number tied to your computer or device so that you can be recognized as the same user across one or more browsing sessions. You can disable cookies but this may interfere with the proper functioning of the Website. 

Beacons communicate information from your device to a server. Beacons can be embedded in online contact, video and emails and allow a server to read certain types of information for your device, know when you have viewed particular content, determine the time and date on which you viewed the beacon and the IP address of your device.

We use this on-line tracking information to improve the Website for users. We do not provide identifiable personal information to vendors that assist us in on-line tracking.

International Transfer

The Website is governed by and operated in accordance with United States law. If you are located outside of the United States, you use the Website at your own risk and you consent to the transfer to and processing of your information in the United States. By using the Website, you acknowledge that we have no obligation to comply with the data protection and other laws of countries other than those of the United States.

Privacy Rights in Certain Jurisdictions

Residents of some jurisdictions have certain privacy rights that they may wish to exercise. If you reside in such a jurisdiction, you may have the right to access the information we gather concerning your use of our Website, as well as the right to rectify the information, erase the information, restrict the processing of the information (under certain conditions), the right to request a transfer of the information to another organization (or directly to you) under certain conditions, the right to request a list of all third parties to which our Website has disclosed certain personal information during the preceding year, and/or the right not to be discriminated against on the basis of exercising your privacy rights and the right to request a list of all third-parties to which our Website has disclosed certain personal information during the preceding year for those parties’ direct marketing purposes.

If you reside in such a jurisdiction and want such a list, or if you have questions about your privacy rights, please send a request by email at [email protected]. In all such requests, please use the subject line “Your Privacy Rights” and include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. Please allow us up to one month to respond to you.

Children’s Personal Information

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from users under the age of 18. If we discover we have such personal information, we will take reasonable steps to delete it.


We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect the information we collect from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, you should know that we cannot fully eliminate security risks. We cannot guarantee the safety of the Website nor can we guarantee the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to use over the Internet.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will become effective when the updated Privacy Policy is posted on the Website. Your use of the Website or your provision of personal information to us following such changes indicates your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].