Last Updated: 11/14/2017
Southern California Edison (“SCE”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) wants you to know about the information we collect and use when you are visiting this website, either on your computer or mobile device. We realize you expect us to appropriately use and protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access.
WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION DOES SCE COLLECT ON ITS WEBSITE?
When you visit our website there are different types of information we may collect:
1. Aggregated Non-Personal Information.
“Non-Personal Information” means information that does not uniquely identify an individual or groups of individuals. This Non-Personal Information is maintained by us in the aggregate, so that we do not know the identity of any particular user or groups of users.
Regardless of your browser’s “Do Not Track” setting, to improve your website experience, we may monitor how many users visit our website, how many use mobile devices to access our website, how users navigate through our website, a user’s Internet Service Provider, and which Internet browsers they use to access our website.
2. Personal Information that you Voluntarily Provide.
We define Personal Information as any information used alone or combined with other information that can be used to uniquely identify, contact or locate an individual or groups of individuals. This includes a first name or initial and last name, home or other physical address, including street, city, email address, telephone number, and any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of a specific individual; or information concerning a user that the website or online service collects and maintains in personally identifiable form in combination with an identifier previously described.
We do not collect any Personal Information through your access or use of our website unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you must provide Personal Information to participate in certain programs, such as requesting a walking tour or speaker. When signing up for e-mail alerts or requests for information, the Personal Information provided will be used to fulfill your request.
At any time, you may opt out of providing us with any such Personal Information by not providing it to us or by discontinuing your use of our website.
3. Information Collected by Cookies, Web Beacons, and Related Technologies.
Cookies: A “cookie” is a small bit of record-keeping information websites often store on a user's computer. Our cookies do not collect Personal Information and are typically used to quickly identify your computer or mobile device to “remember” you. You can disable cookies or set your Internet browser to alert you when cookies are being sent to your computer’s browser or device; however, disabling cookies will affect your ability to use certain features on our website.
CALIFORNIA "DO NOT TRACK" DISCLOSURES
Most browsers are programed to accept cookies or other similar technology to collect Non-Personal Information. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, providing you the opportunity to accept or decline it. Declining a cookie, or similar technology, will affect your ability to use certain features on our website. You may stop accepting cookies from a particular website, or by changing your browser’s settings, which are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu. You may also visit AboutCookies.org for instructions, by browser type, regarding how to control cookies settings within your browser.
We do not collect Personal Information about your browsing habits over time and across third-party websites or online services. However, our website contains links and icons to other websites, including social media sites, and we do not control their collection or sharing of information about you. Refer to the below Linked Websites and Online Web Services section for more information.
DO THIRD PARTIES SEE AND/OR HAVE ACCESS TO INFORMATION OBTAINED BY SCE?
We do not disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your prior written consent, except in the following circumstances:
- We are required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
- We believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to the request of a governmental agency;
- Ordered by the California Public Utilities Commission, or other state of federal governmental agencies with jurisdiction over us, when legally entitled to such information; or
- The third parties we contract with to provide company-related services such as signing up for certain news or events, or sending or responding to an email on our behalf. These contracted third parties do not use or disclose the information for any purpose not consistent with this Privacy Notice.
Email communication gives us another convenient method to communicate with the public, including responding to your inquiries. By sending us an email, we will consider your email as consent for us to reply to you via email.
You will receive emails from us (or our authorized third-party fulfilling agent) if you have signed up to receive email notifications of certain news or events, responding to a request for a walking tour or speaker, or if you have requested other information. You can opt out of certain news or events emails by clicking on the link located at the bottom of the email in order to unsubscribe from future mailings or by contacting us in the manner described below.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER PUBLIC FORUMS
Information you post to a public forum, such as a blog, forum, chat room, or wiki, is available to all users accessing these sites. Any information you share is available to any user and may be read, collected, or used by other people for any purpose, including sending you unsolicited information.
We are not responsible for any information you provide to other individuals or post on these websites. In order to protect your information from potential misuse, we recommend never sharing your personal information with anyone who you do not trust.
LINKED WEBSITES AND ONLINE WEB SERVICES
This website contains links to other websites, including social media sites, and icons to launch online web services. These websites may place a cookie on your computer, enabling that site to recognize users who may have visited our site. Your use of any third party site or web service may result in the collection or sharing of information about you, depending on the third party’s site or web service. We do not control those third party sites or web services, or their privacy practices, which may differ from our practices. We do not endorse or make any representations about third party sites or web services.
The Personal and Non-Personal Information that you provide or is collected from you by such third parties is not covered by this Notice. We encourage you to review the privacy notices and settings on third party sites and services that you interact with to make sure you understand how they use your information.
We share your concerns regarding the safeguarding of your Personal Information. We follow generally-accepted industry standards and maintain reasonable safeguards to attempt to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of your Personal Information in our possession. The Personal Information provided to or collected by us through your use of our website is stored in secure operating environments not available to the public.
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS IN THIS NOTICE
We may make changes to the terms in this Notice. Any changes made to the Notice will be posted on our website as soon as reasonably possible. We recommend you periodically review this Notice to find out if any changes have been made since your last visit to our website. Any changes made to the Notice will be effective as of the date set forth in the upper left hand corner of this Notice. Your use of this website will indicate your acceptance and consent to the terms in the Notice then in effect.
If you have questions regarding this privacy notice, please contact us at:
Southern California Edison
Attention: Christopher Abel
Post Office Box 128
San Clemente, CA 92674-0128