Privacy Policy

Privacy & Security Policy

Thank you for visiting a website published and managed by Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC), a corporate instrumentality of the State of Maryland created by the General Assembly. This statement applies specifically to this website as well as all social media and other websites associated with MCEC. This statement has been adopted from the Privacy and Security Statement written by the State of Maryland Department of Information Technology and Maryland Environmental Services.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AND STORED AUTOMATICALLY

When you browse these websites, read pages, or download information, certain information about your visit is automatically gathered and stored. This information does not identify you personally, and includes the following:

  • The Internet domain and the IP address (the number automatically assigned to your computer when surfing the Web) from which you access the site
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access the site
  • The date and time you access a site
  • The page(s) you visit
  • The address from which you linked to our website.

This information is used to make these websites more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record identifying information about individuals and their visits.

E-MAIL

If you send us e-mail, we use the information you send us to respond to your inquiry, just as we do with written correspondence. E-mail correspondence, like mailed correspondence, may become a public record. As a public record, your correspondence could be disclosed to other parties upon their request, in accordance with Maryland's public records law.

GENERAL PRIVACY POLICY

It is our policy to preserve the privacy of personal records and to protect confidential or privileged information. Such information will be disclosed publicly only as required by the Public Information Act or as necessary or permissible to carry out official duties. Under State law, these policies do not apply to information gathered for certain specified purposes, such as the investigation of a possible violation of the law. If you have any questions about these privacy policies, please contact the Director of Communications.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

Changes to our websites may necessitate changes to our privacy statement. The information contained in this privacy statement applies only to www.mdcleanenergy.org and any social media or other websites associated with MCEC.

SITE SECURITY

To ensure that www.mdcleanenergy.org is secure and remains available to all users, MCEC employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under State and Federal laws that protect fraud and abuse of computer systems.

E-COMMERCE SECURITY

MCEC e-commerce website functions for the MCEC Business Directory registrations, such as credit card transactions and associated data, are hosted remotely by Authorize.net on a secure server. MCEC utilizes Authorize.net SSL certificate via a SIM (Server Integration Method) API  (Application Programming Interface), and all user credit card data is secure and is not stored by MCEC. Any inquiries regarding credit card data security should be directed to Authorize.net customer service.

MCEC e-commerce website functions for online event registrations and donations, such as credit card transactions and associated data, are hosted remotely by EventRebels.com on a secure server. MCEC utilizes EventRebels.com SSL certificate via a SIM (Server Integration Method) API  (Application Programming Interface), and all user credit card data is secure and is not stored by MCEC. Any inquiries regarding credit card data security should be directed to EventRebels.com customer service.