Third Party Privacy and Data Protection Statement

This statement sets out how we, Pale Blue Dot Energy (“we”, “us”, “our”), collect, use and protect any information that you give us, including any information provided through this website.

Pale Blue Dot Energy is committed to ensuring that any personal data we hold is dealt with in line with the Data Protection Act (1998), the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which came into force in May 2018.

Any personal information collected will be used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed to any other person unlawfully. We will not share your personal information with any other organisation without informing you unless we are required to do so by law. Pale Blue Dot Energy may share data within our organisation in order to help us carry out our business and improve our service.

We are committed to ensuring that any personal information that we collect is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to continually safeguard the security of the information that we collect.

Collection and use of personal information

Upon signing up to the Pale Blue Dot Energy mailing list, personal information (name, email address and organisation) will only be processed for the purposes of sharing with you, by email, company updates and business insights. The law states that for each purpose we must explain to you what legal grounds we are using to justify our processing. Where we process your personal information we will have one of more of the following reasons:

  • To provide a requested service or carry out a contract with you;
  • Where we have a legal obligation;
  • Where we have a legitimate interest;
  • Where we have your consent.

When we have a business or commercial reason of our own to use your personal information, this is called a “legitimate interest”. Where we rely on legitimate interest for processing your information, we carry out a ‘balancing test’ to ensure that our processing is necessary and that your fundamental rights of privacy are not outweighed by our legitimate interests, before we go ahead with such processing.

We may only share your personal information with third parties to comply with a legal obligation; when we believe in good faith that an applicable law requires it; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to detect and protect against fraud, or any technical or security vulnerabilities; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of third parties, visitors to the our website, our business or the public.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, or you would like to withdraw consent, please email us as soon as possible at info@pale-blu.com.

Pale Blue Dot Energy also collects anonymous information such as browser location, preferences and pages visited within the Pale Blue Dot Energy website. This anonymous information is generated through the web hosting server in the form of analytics data. We use this information to assess which pages or subjects are most popular and tailor the content we deliver.

Use of cookies

The Pale Blue Dot Energy website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Pale Blue Dot Energy website.

Changes to this statement

Pale Blue Dot Energy will occasionally update this Privacy and Data Protection Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. Pale Blue Dot Energy encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Pale Blue Dot Energy is processing and protecting your information. This Statement is effective as of 21st May 2018.

Managing your communications from us

You are in control of how we use your data. You have a right to ask us to stop processing your personal data, and if it’s not necessary for the purpose you provided it to us for (e.g. for audit purposes, processing your donation or registering you for an event) we will do so.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to:

  • ask us for a copy of, or rectification or erasure, of your information held by us;
  • be informed about how your information is used;
  • restrict processing (pending correction or deletion);
  • withdraw consent for or object to communications or direct marketing;
  • ask for the transfer of your data electronically to a third party (data portability).

You have the right to a copy of all the information we hold about you (apart from a very few things which we may be obliged to withhold because they concern other people as well as you). To obtain a copy, please write to the Data Protection Officer (DPO) at the address below.

Contact information

Pale Blue Dot Energy welcomes your comments regarding this Statement. If you believe Pale Blue Dot Energy has not adhered to this Statement or you would like further information, please contact us at info@pale-blu.com.

This statement was last updated on 13th April 2020.