What do I need to know about cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that’s stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. The most used cookies are ‘analytical’ and allow website owners to gather anonymous information about how their website is used so that they may improve your experience. For example, they can count the number of visitors to the site or improve the user experience based on how easily users are able to find content. Other cookies may be used to help manage the functionality of the site or to remember any preferences you have selected. Additional cookies may be placed on your computer by other partners companies whose services are used within our sites (e.g. for the delivery of online video or sharing links).
Different types of cookies
First party cookies
These are set by the website you’re visiting and only that website can read them. A website might also use a separate company to analyse how people are using their site. And this separate company will set their own cookie to do this.
Third party cookies
These are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. Some of the Terrametric Solutions LLC web pages may also contain content from other sites like Google, which may set their own cookies.
Some websites use advertising networks to show you specially targeted adverts when you visit. These networks may also be able to track your browsing across different sites.
These are stored while you’re browsing. They get deleted from your device when you close your browser, e.g., Internet Explorer or Safari.
These are saved on your computer and don’t get deleted when you close your browser. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session.
We use different types of cookies for different things. Below you can find a table of all the cookies our website currently uses and why we use them.
|Cookie||Name||What is it used for|
|Terrametric Solutions LLC||PHPSESSID||Used to store all session information for website functionality, for example this cookie will save your cart and is used to keep you logged in when you close the website. Blocking this cookie would result in the website being unusable.|
|Used by Google’s child company, Double Click, to track user interactions through users clicking on our website through Google’s search results.|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.|
Managing and deleting cookies
Cookies can be monitored and deleted from your browser. Since browsers create and store cookies, they are also the most direct way to access, manage, and delete cookies. Please keep in mind that if you disable all cookies, certain portions of our website may not work properly since certain necessary cookies and functionality cookies will be disabled.
For cookies that track activity in connection with targeting advertising, you can opt-out of third party targeting cookies on the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice page here or the Network Advertising Initiative’s consumer choice page here or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance consumer choice page here. Other tools offered by third parties can help you see and manage the types of cookies and trackers that you encounter. More information about cookies and cookie management can be found on allaboutcookies.org and aboutcookies.org.
Questions and contact information
For any questions or for further information, please email (insert Terrametric Solutions LLC email address)
Our Contact Details
Head Office/Operations Centre:
1a Southbourne Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2AE, United Kingdom.
General Enquiries: general email
Privacy/Data processing enquires: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal information: Data that can identify an individual and can include but is not limited to: a person’s name, address, email address, phone number. Personal data does not include encoded and anonymised data.
We/Our/Us: refers to Terrametric Solutions LLC.
Site User: refers to the website user but who is not necessarily in a commercial relationship with us.
You/Your/Data Subject: refers to a site user, an individual in a commercial relationship with us or an employee or agent of a company/business in a commercial relationship with us. Please note, a data subject can fit more than one of these criteria.
The Site: refers to our website.
Subject Access Request: a request made by you to our data protection officer about what data we have on you as well as to request the status of our processing of your data.
EU GDPR: European Union General Data Protection Regulations.
UK GDPR: United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulations (different from Data Protection Act 1998 which supplements the UK GDPR)
We process your data in accordance with the principles of:
- Fairness, lawfulness and transparency.
- Collection of data for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes.
- Adequacy, relevance and limitation of data to what is necessary.
- Accuracy of data and facilitating rectification of inaccurate data.
- Reasonable retention of data for no longer than is necessary.
- Security of data
- Safeguarding data during transfers.
Legal basis for data collection and processing.
As a site user, the legal basis for collecting and processing data about the use of the website is our legitimate interest. As an individual in a commercial relationship with us, the legal basis for collection and processing of your data is our contractual obligations. As an employee or agent of a company in a commercial relationship with us, the legal basis for the collection and processing of your personal data is our legitimate interest arising from the contract between your principal and us.
Information we collect, How we collect it and how it is used.
We collect information with regards to how the Site User uses the Site, this is usually anonymous and helps to provide information as to the ease of use, accessibility and performance of the website. We also collect information from individuals at the start of a commercial relationship, this may include name, address, email, phone number, national identification documents and work information. This information is required at the start of a commercial relationship to facilitate the provision of our services to you. This information is usually collected through the appropriate application forms on the Issuer or Code Manager’s website.
When you send communications to us, we may retain and use these communications in order to process your enquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our services.
We will share this information with other organisations, if necessary for the provision of our service to you or in facilitating the exercise of your right to portability, where that applies. Please see the Business Transfers section of this policy for more information.
It is our policy not to use or disclose confidential or non-public information received from clients except in connection with the provision and improvement of our services. Such uses or disclosures may include, for example, those that are usual, appropriate, or acceptable to carry out the service for which the information was given.
We do not disclose confidential or non-public information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes nor do we endorse or promote offers from third party advertisers.
Our website occasionally links to other websites for additional information. The Company does not control and is not responsible for how these external web sites collect and use information. This privacy statement applies only to our own domain, (add in website url).
Your right to opt out:
As an individual in a commercial relationship with us, consent to collecting and processing data is drawn from the contractual agreement. To end the processing of data, you may contact the data protection officer to request a restriction of processing, such that no other communication is made with you other than for the purpose of ensuring termination of the contract. Upon termination of the contract, data may will be retained in line with the retention policy set out in this policy and will only be stored in line with our obligations under the retention policy.
As an employee or agent of a company or business in a commercial relationship with us, you have a right to restrict processing of your information by contacting the data protection officer. Reasonable steps will eb taken alongside your principal or employer to ensure that a replacement contact at the company is made available, after which your data will be fully and permanently deleted.
Third Party Processors
We process all the data we collect through Pure Energi Limited who adhere to data protection legislation is the UK, EU and globally. Additional safeguards are put in place by Pure Energi to ensure that data is kept securely, processed in line with this policy and protected where international transfers take place.
Pure Energi Limited stores and processes information using infrastructure of cloud service providers. Pure Energi Limited has ensured that it uses a cloud service provider whose compliance with data protection legislation is robust enough to meet its requirements. Safeguards such as encryption are also in place to ensure that data is secure. Pure Energi Limited’s cloud service providers also ensure that only authorised personnel have access to servers where data is stored and processed.
Data storage and retention:
Your information is securely stored in the United Kingdom.
For individuals in a commercial relationship with us, data that is provided to us at the start of the commercial relationship will be kept throughout the course of the relationship with us. For employees of companies in a commercial relationship with us, data is kept throughout the course of your principal’s relationship with us or until you request restriction or objection to processing of your data.
Data on the Registry is never deleted. This is needed for our audit trail purposes. These audit purposes are for our legitimate interests and fall under the scope of lawful basis for processing relating to archiving data for historical research purposes. Such data will include, usernames, names, telephone number and emails that have been provided in the course of your commercial relationship with us. We will employ further safeguards of restricted processing, pseudonymisation, and invisibility of such data. You retain the right to access or request what information we have on you in the registry. However, once a commercial relationship has ended, the right to rectification no longer applies as the data is historical.
Only data on the Registry is kept in this manner, elsewhere stored, we keep your data for eighteen months, except contracts which we will maintain a copy of for our business records. We keep data for this period for dispute resolution purposes, national legislation compliance purposes and outstanding billing purposes. After this time period, data is deleted.
You have a right to be informed of the data we collect, when we collect it, how we use it and changes to the way we process your data. You have a right of access to the data we hold on you by submitting a subject access request to the data protection officer through the stipulated means in the next section of this policy. You also have a right to rectify data that is held by us, where there is reason to believe that such data is inaccurate. You have a right to the erasure of your data (in line with our retention policy). You have a right to restrict processing of your data. You have a right to object to automated decision-making including profiling. The ways in which these rights can be exercised and clearly stated throughout this policy document, and you can contact the data protection officer for more information or to make a request to exercise these rights.
Site users and employees or agents of companies in a commercial relationship with us have an additional right to object to our processing of your data, please see the information above on data storage and retention. You do not have a right to data portability as our processing of your data is only for our legitimate interests.
Additionally, employees or agents of companies in a commercial relationship with us must bear in mind, that we act as a joint controller with their principal who provided their details to us, for the purposes of fulfilling our contractual obligation, hence, the employer or principal, themselves must be contacted by you for processing of your data that does not relate to the commercial relationship, we have with them.
While the right to object does not apply to individuals in a commercial relationship with us, the right to withdraw consent and restrict processing in line with the right to opt out will apply. Individuals in a commercial relationship with us also have a right to portability in order to securely move and use your data across a range of services without having to provide such data again, also see the business transfers section for more information.
Subject Access Request
EU data subjects: Email or write to the Data protection Officer or the EU Representative.
Data subjects in non-EU countries: Email or write to the Data protection Officer.
Please state which right exactly you wish to exercise in subject line or body of the email in order to ensure faster processing of your request. Also, state any additional information or complaints you have.
It is recommended that a copy of ID is attached to your letter or email, as we cannot process a request unless we are able to identify the individual. More information may be requested for the purpose of identifying the individual to prevent unauthorised access.
More information may also be requested with regards to the Subject Access Request itself to ensure that the request is dealt with effectively.
While, legally, we have a month to respond to requests, we aim to acknowledge receipt of data subject requests and request additional information, if necessary, within seven business days of receiving the request. Upon the receipt of all necessary information and proper identification of the data subject, we aim to process and complete the request within a further 14 business days.
Where there is an urgent reason for faster processing of a subject access request, the data subject must state that it is urgent and the reason for such urgency. It is recommended that urgent subject access requests be by email.
Requests will be responded to in the same manner as it has been received unless the data subject requests otherwise in the initial or subsequent communication.
Data Protection Officer
Name: Michelle Aipime
Correspondence Address: Pure Energi Limited, 1a Southbourne Road, Sheffield, S10 2AE, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Under the EU GDPR, Pure Energi hereby provides the EU representative below as an additional contact point for data subjects in based in the EU. Please note the EU representative can only deal with requests relating to data subjects in the EU.
Name: Jared Braslawsky
Correspondence Address: Achter de Tobrug 151, 5211SM, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Information Disclosure Obligations under national laws
Personal data held by us will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. However, where we reasonably suspect criminal activity, we will disclose such information to the appropriate authorities. Likewise, where we are bound by national laws to make certain disclosures to public authorities or regulatory bodies or bound by court order to make such disclosures in a legal proceeding, we will comply with such obligations.
We will only inform the data subject of such a disclosure if the law or court order in question permits it.
Public Data published by other sources:
This policy does not apply to data that has been collected by us but which is publicly available. However, where such data has been deleted/erased from the source upon the request of the data subject or to comply with a court order, law or other code of conducts/guidelines, we will also erase any duplicate of such data on our systems at the request of the data subject.
Public Data Published by us:
Data may be made public by us, this may include client energy device information ( which stays on forever, but upon termination of our contractual relationship, it will be made clear that I-RECs are no longer being issued against the device), list of participants and registrants(information here will be removed upon contract termination). Such data is only made public according to the Standard terms agreed upon between you and us upon the commencement or continuation of a commercial relationship and in fulfilling our obligations in line with regulations. Where our commercial relationship comes to an end, and such data is no longer public, and we will take reasonable and practical steps to ensure that processors or joint controllers whom we have shared such data with and other parties who access this data from us also erase their copies of the data. However, we cannot guarantee that such data will be made completely private due to the nature of the internet, especially as the basis of making the data public was based on the terms of our contract.
Data security and protection
We ensure that data is kept secure using industry standards on information security management. However, there is no guarantee that measures for security will always prevent unauthorised access. Where unauthorised access occurs, we will notify you, take reasonable steps to remedy the situation and to mitigate it in the future.
Where we communicate through electronic means with you, we will also ensure that we take all reasonable steps to ensure that our medium is free from viruses and is secure. However, we cannot guarantee absolute security as no method of transmission over the internet is 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
We also urge you to take reasonable steps to ensure that there is no unauthorised access to your data by ensuring that your devices and credentials are kept safe and private.
In the event of a data breach, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and/or the Delaware Attorney general (where applicable) and the affected data subjects involved will be notified. Where it is not possible to give individual notice to you, a public notice will be placed on this website.
Apart from processing with the aforementioned processors, we also share data with the Central Issuers, your country’s Issuer, Registry operators, Platform operators and the International REC Foundation. This will be in order to comply with the Foundation’s International Attribute Tracking standard, our Product Code, appropriate contractual obligations and national legislation.
We may also get information from the Businesses we have commercial relationships with in the course of providing service to you and them. The information we get is your name, contact details, activities carried out between parties under contracts relating to the issuance or redemption of I-RECs. We get this information from the Central Issuers, your country’s Issuer, Registry operators, Platform operators.
When making such data transfers, we will ensure the security of that data by using means which are encrypted and free from viruses. We will also ensure that only data that is necessary for the transfer or processing by the recipient is transferred to comply with the data minimisation principle. Where any records of your data have been erased in compliance with this policy, we will alert any recipients of such data to delete their copy of the data.
More information on the relationships between different Accredited Entities and market entities and reasons for sharing data between them, are made available in the Product Code or international attribute Tracking Standard. Data is only shared in this manner to comply with our obligations, provide our services to you or other related entities and for our legitimate interest. Data will never be shared for the purposes of direct marketing.
Changes to this policy
We will not process your data in any way that violates your contractual agreement with us.
The Company’s Privacy Statement was last updated on 14 June 2021.
For questions regarding this policy or your data and how we process it. Please contact the data protection Officer listed above.
Further details on the acceptable use of our services can be found in our Standard terms and Conditions for the respective services we provide to you.
How to complain.
You can contact us directly to complain, please refer to our contact details above. You can also complain to your local data protection authority if you are unhappy with how we have used your data or managed your complaints about your data.