Policies & Procedures


Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy applies to information collected through the following websites: MEAenergy.org,  connect.MEAenergy.org, MEAenergy.org/energyu, energeticwomen.org and nationalgasrodeo.org.

We collect no personal information about you when you visit this site unless you choose to provide this information. If you choose to subscribe to this site, you voluntarily provide some basic information about yourself. We collect personally identifiable information (such as name, address, and email address) only if specifically and knowingly provided by you. We do not collect or use this information for commercial marketing. For MEAenergy.org, we do not provide any User information to any third parties. For EnergyU.org, information is used for the purposes of User authentication, distribution of courses/system rights to Users, and reporting to the client company on employee learning activity. Information may be provided to third parties, such as ISNetworld, at the User company’s request.

Some of our web pages utilize “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie cannot read data off of your computer hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to identify pages you have visited, so the next time you visit, those pages may be readily accessible. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your Internet browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. However, if you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at this and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended. Tracking technologies automatically record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; and dates and times that our site is accessed. We use this information to count the number of visitors to our site, to learn how our pages and links are used, and to help us make our site more useful to you. This information is not shared with anyone beyond the support staff to the website and is used only as a source of anonymous summary statistical information.

Use of your Personal Information
MEA and its operational service partners collect and use your personal information to process product orders and deliver the products requested. It is possible that MEA may also use personal information to inform you of other products or services available from MEA and its affiliates. MEA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

MEA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Member information (name, phone, and email) may be shared between MEA members through our directory.

Security Policy
When registering and making payments for events via MEAenergy.org, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology is used to protect the security of your credit card information as it is transmitted to us. SSL is the industry standard in Internet encryption technology. As the credit card information travels from your computer to our server, the information is encrypted so that it cannot be read over the Internet. We also DO NOT store your credit card number, expiration date, or the CVV2/CID on our servers, or anywhere in any form.

For your safety NEVER EMAIL credit card information either in the body of the email or in an attachment.

Antitrust & Harassment Compliance Policy

Photo/Video Policy
MEA frequently takes photographs and videos at MEA meetings, events, and other activities. The image/photographic likeness of any attendee or participant may appear in photos/videos used for promotional purposes, including publication on the MEA web site, social media sites, or within other publicity which may be seen by the general public. Attendance or participation by an individual constitutes an agreement between the individual and MEA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the individual’s image or voice in all forms of electronic reproduction for promotional purposes. MEA will not seek any further permission nor provide any notification before using such photos.

Copyright
All content on this website is the exclusive property of MEA. Said content includes text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video clips, digital downloads, and software. Our content is protected by United States and international copyright laws and we reserve all rights contained therein. In case of dispute or infringement, we will rigorously defend our rights to this material.

Refund Policy
When refunds are granted, the refund amount will be made via the original payment method (i.e., credit card payments will receive a credit card refund, and check payments will receive a check refund).

Shipping Policy/Delivery Policy
This is not applicable to MEAenergy.org, connect.MEAenergy.org, MEAenergy.org/energyu, energeticwomen.org and nationalgasrodeo.org.

Links to third party sites
Our website links to other sites. When you visit a link to another site you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Social Media Policy
MEA’s Social Media sites are User to User. Information or opinions contained in any posts at MEA social media sites are those solely of the user making the post and in no way is validated by or the opinions of MEA, this includes those of our moderators. Use of any information on this board  or at MEA social media sites is done so AT YOUR OWN RISK. While we may at time respond to posts, MEA makes no warrants or claims regarding the validity of any information posted by users on this board nor do we review posts for accuracy of information.

Limitation of Liability
This site is provided by MEA on an “as is” and “as available” basis. MEA makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, as to the operation of the site or the content contained therein. You expressly agree that your use of MEAenergy.org, connect.MEAenergy.org, MEAenergy.org/energyu, energeticwomen.org, or nationalgasrodeo.org is at your own risk.

MEA cannot warrant that this site, our servers, or email communications affiliated with the use of this website, are free from viruses. MEA will not be responsible for any damages of any kind resulting from use of this website, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

Changes to our Policy
By using this website, you consent to the terms of our Online Privacy Policy and to the collection and use of information as specified above. Should the Online Privacy Policy change, we intend to take every reasonable step to ensure that these changes are brought to your attention by posting all changes prominently on our website for a reasonable period of time.

MEA reserves the right to modify, alter, delete and update these policies at any time we see fit. Such alterations do not nullify our rights if infringements or breaches occurred under a previous version of these conditions.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Online Privacy Policy please Email: patrickv@MEAenergy.org

This policy was last modified on October 28, 2017.