Website Internet Privacy Policy

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Thank you for visiting the Clean Diesel Clearinghouse.org (CDCH) website. This website describes the features and content contained in the CDCH. EA maintains this website to enhance public access to information related to diesel retrofit technologies, diesel retrofit program requirements and reporting of required data by participating organizations.

By visiting this website, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this Notice. The CDCH website and the information it contains are provided as a public service. This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

The ability to take full advantage of some of the functionality of the CDCH (such as database searching) may depend upon the individual user's browser. If you have questions, please contact EA at info@cleandieselclearinghouse.org.

You agree not to use the system for any illegal purpose or activity, or to discuss or advocate any illegal activities, whether in private or in public. You agree not to do anything on this website that may damage the computer hardware, software, or data files, or the system's operation in any way.

The contents of the CDCH do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of EA, nor does any mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

Further, the information provided in this Notice should not be construed as giving business, legal, or other advice.

If you are not prepared to abide by any of the policies described in this Notice, please log off the website.

PRIVACY

EA respects your right to privacy and has adopted the following policy regarding EA’s privacy practices for information collected from users of this website. This policy describes what information is collected and how that information is used. Because this privacy policy applies only to this website, you should examine the privacy policy of any website that you access using this website.

For purposes of this policy, "personal information" means any information concerning a natural person who, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. EA does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an email, responding to a survey, or completing an on-line form for additional information.

EA will not release any proprietary data (which includes cost information) related to the use or availability of any retrofit products contained in the CDCH. Cost data are used to provide aggregate cost ranges, as appropriate, for potential users of various retrofit technology types.

EA does not distribute any electronically collected personal or proprietary information about users to any third party without the permission of the user. Any distribution of electronically collected personal or proprietary information will be solely for the purposes for which it was provided to us. However, EA may provide or distribute certain statistical reports of information as provided by participating organizations, but no personal or proprietary information is sold or distributed and all relevant legal privacy protections still apply to the CDCH website.

To ensure that the CDCH website is accessible to as many people as possible, monitoring is performed to assess the aggregate number of visitors to the different pages on the website and also to keep track of the various types of web browsers used by our website visitors. Any cookies created on your computer by using the CDCH website do not contain personal information and do not compromise your privacy or security.

As noted above, EA does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an email, responding to a survey, or completing an on-line form. You may choose not to send us an email, respond to a survey, or complete an on-line form. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive additional information through this website, it will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the website, including browsing or downloading information.

Under government regulations, if you choose, you may have any personal information collected about you discarded from the CDCH systems without reuse or distribution, provided EA is contacted in a timely fashion. EA is not responsible for information you provide that is subsequently displayed by any internet search engine.

The CDCH website is not intended for use by children. EA does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this website. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information submitted in an email will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or State law, be subject to public access. EA strongly encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide personal information via the internet.

COLLECTED INFORMATION AND HOW IT IS USED

Personal information provided voluntarily from individuals who want to use some of the services provided by the CDCH may be needed to deliver the specific services, but use of these services is voluntary. If you do nothing during your visit to this website but only browse and download information, EA collects the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used, but not your email address. The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either by your Internet service provider or directly to by your computer. The Internet Protocol Address is used to direct Internet traffic to you and generate statistics used in the management of this site;
  • The type of browser and operating system you used;
  • The date and time you visited the site;
  • The web pages or services you accessed at the site.

None of the above information is deemed to constitute personal or proprietary information. The information that is collected is used to improve this website’s content and to help EA understand how users are interacting with the website.

Any information provided to EA through the CDCH website and received by EA on a non-confidential basis allows free and unrestricted use of the information by E

IF YOU SEND US EMAIL

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in email with a comment or question. EA uses the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Sometimes EA may forward your email to partner organizations that may be better able to help you. EA uses your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve the CDCH website, or to forward the email to another organization or agency for appropriate action. Your email address is not collected for commercial purposes. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations or, as required by law, EA does not share your email with any other organizations for commercial purposes.

COMPLIANCE REPORTING AND MONITORING

For those individuals or organizations that use the CDCH for retrofit program compliance reporting, any information you provide to us will be shared only with entities involved in any regulatory or emission reduction program compliance requirement specified by the appropriate governing agency, as necessary. Information you provide for compliance reporting may be included with other information to be used for statistical reporting or trending data.

REGISTRATION

In those instances in which registration is required for expanded use of CDCH services, please use your real name and address in the registration process. Users are reminded to remember their password. Please do not share your password.

RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF WEBSITE CONTENT

The information, application forms, and other materials contained on this website, individually and collectively, are provided for informational purposes, and contain data, text, images, software and other materials created and/or supplied by us and or licensors, or uploaded to the site by our advertisers, other users and/or third party partners (the "Content"). The Content is our property or the property of our affiliates, licensors, third party partners, advertisers and/or other users, and is protected by state, national and international copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.

Except as expressly authorized by EA, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, sell, license, rent, publicly display or perform, edit, adapt or create a derivative work of, in any manner, any Content from the CDCH website. Notwithstanding the above, you may print or download Content from this site only for individual, personal and non-commercial use, provided that you do not alter the Content, republish or distribute the Content in any way, and you keep intact all copyright, trademark, service mark and other proprietary notices. Use of the Content for any purpose not expressly permitted in these Conditions of Use or otherwise expressly authorized by EA for CDCH users is prohibited.

LINKS WITH OTHER SITES

Other websites are invited to include links to the CDCH website, with the permission or at the request of EA. However, you are not permitted to frame or lift information from this site for placement on another website without EA’s permission. Information contained on the CDCH website is updated frequently, and EA needs to be certain that only current information is posted and attributed correctly to EA. EA does not control other websites and their resources, and EA cannot endorse them. EA will not be held responsible for their availability, content, or accuracy. Therefore, any permission for allowing linking to the CDCH website will be conditioned upon EA’s ability to be in control of the timelines and accuracy of the provided information. Decisions to grant or deny permission are within EA’s sole discretion. EA may require those who desire to provide a link to the CDCH website to not state or imply that EA sponsors or endorses the linking site.

In order to provide users with certain information, this website EA may, at its discretion, provide links to other websites including local, state, and federal governmental agencies. In addition, certain links on this site lead to information and resources on servers maintained by third parties, and are provided as a convenience to CDCH website visitors. EA, its employees, officers, and agents, have no control over any outside websites and are, therefore, not responsible or legally liable for their content. As a CDCH website user, you understand that by linking to another site, you are no longer on the CDCH website and are subject to the Privacy and Conditions of Use policies of the new site.

A website link does not constitute an endorsement by EA of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services or accessibility of that website.

Links provided by EA on the CDCH website meet the following criteria:

  • The external link will assist EA and the CDCH in fulfilling their missions.
  • The external link will provide information of value to CDCH website users.
  • The organization being linked to is not engaged in any legal or enforcement proceedings with EA.
  • The external website is managed in a professional manner (i.e., fully operational and available most of the time, etc.).
  • If the external website is a commercial site, the site owner is either an active partner in one of EA's programs, or supplies information about products that support the principles of the CDCH.
  • The external website does not contain information that would offend common standards of decency and propriety.

EA will remove any external link that does not continue to meet the above criteria. EA reserves the right to modify the above criteria and add/delete links based upon the modification at any time and without notice.

EA requests that you not post offensive messages or encourage others to do so. You agree to adhere to these policies and notify EA immediately when you discover any violations of these rules. The user specifically acknowledges that EA is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user.

CONFIDENTIAL AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Pursuant to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (18 U.S.C. 2510, et. seq.), notice is hereby given that there are no facilities provided by this system for sending or receiving truly private or confidential electronic communications.

Please note the copyright claims and protections listed on the CDCH website. Emissions Advantage, the Clean Diesel ClearingHouse, CleanDieselClearingHouse.org, and CDCH service marks, and EA- or CDCH-related product and service names that appear on the CDCH website are EA’s property and you agree not to display or use any such marks or names in any manner without EA’s express prior written permission.

EA makes use of copyrighted data of its own, and may include copyrighted data of others (e.g., photographs, retrofit product information, etc.) on the CDCH website, of which may require additional permissions prior to your use. In order to use any information on this website not owned or created by EA, you must seek permission directly from the owning (or holding) sources.

DISCLAIMERS

Information is provided on this website to allow users immediate access to public and commercial information. EA makes reasonable attempts to provide accurate, current and reliable information. However, EA, its officers, employees and agents expressly disclaim any express or implied warranty or representation as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, suitability or reliability of any information provided by this website. EA reserves the right to make any changes to website content without notice. You are encouraged to report any error or omission you find to the info email contact listed on the website.

Information contained on this website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of proprietary rights. The entire risk of acting on information obtained from the CDCH, including the entire costs of all necessary remedies, is with those who choose to act on such information and not EA. In addition, EA is not responsible for the content of files which are uploaded for inclusion within the CDCH. The user assumes full responsibility for the files the user uploads and/or downloads and/or views including data destroyed by viruses or other computer initiated problems.

Reference to any specific product, service, process, or method by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise on this website does not constitute an implied or expressed recommendation or endorsement, or favoring by EA, its employees, officers or agents, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the website system operator, EA and its directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of this website, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services, or graphics obtained through this web site, or otherwise arising out of the use of this website, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, even if EA, directors, officers, employees, and agents, have been advised of the possibility of damages.

You agree that no liability of any kind for any matters relating directly or indirectly to your use, or the use of anyone else, whether authorized or not, of this website and the computer system that supports it, will impugn to the system operator or EA.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Questions concerning these privacy and conditions of use policies should be directed to:

Emissions Advantage
Attn: Internet Policy Compliance Officer
10816 Town Center Blvd., #232
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Revision and Posting Date: February 28, 2013

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