Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Virginia Energy Sense, the Commonwealth’s energy education program managed by the State Corporation Commission (Commission). This privacy policy is subject to periodic review and may change without notice.

Portions of our web site let you voluntarily submit information through the use of electronic mail messages (e-mail), forms or other electronic filings and transactions. Any information you provide will be used for the purpose as described when you submit such information. It may be necessary to share information you provide with authorized persons in order to process your request or transaction. Much of the information provided to the Commission is available to the public.

This Privacy Policy covers the following topics:

  • Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
  • Cookies
  • User Identification and Password Protection
  • Links to other Sites
  • Contact Information

COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

The Commission automatically collects some information about your visit to our web site. This information may include:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used
  • Type of browser used
  • Date and time that you visited this site
  • Web pages or services that you accessed at this site.

This data is used to improve our web services and to help us understand how the public is using our services. We also use this information for statistical analysis to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

We collect name, e-mail and mailing address information through our “10% Challenge” and “Contact Us” forms. We capture this information to send you emails with energy-saving tips, information related to the Virginia Energy Sense program and to help address any comments or questions you may have.

We do not collect personally identifiable information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. Should you submit such information, we have the authority, but not the responsibility, to redact personal identifiable information.

COOKIES

Certain software applications require the placement of a system-created cookie to function properly. The system-created cookie does not contain, collect, or store any identifying information. (A cookie is a small file that a web site transfers to your computer’s hard disk, usually to keep track of you while you are connected to that site. The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of a site, without having to provide the same information again as you move from one page to another.)

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Our web site provides links to other web sites we believe to be helpful or relevant. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these other web sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any site you visit.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, or to contact the Virginia State Corporation Commission, please visit www.scc.virginia.gov, email sccinfo@scc.virginia.gov or call 1-804-371-9141.