Privacy Policy

The Daily Energy Report Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated on May 11, 2011

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) discloses the online privacy practices of the  The is dedicated to protecting your privacy and handling any personal information we obtain from you with care and respect. This Policy is designed to answer your questions regarding our privacy policies and principles.

We have adopted a set of information management guidelines that serve as the basis for our customer and advertiser relationships.  These guidelines have been developed with the recognition that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving, and that underlying business models are still not established.  Accordingly, guidelines are subject to change. Any such changes will be posted on this page.  If the changes represent a material departure from our current practices with respect to the use of personal information, the changes will be posted on this page thirty (30) days prior to taking effect and registered users will be notified via e-mail.

In this Privacy Policy, you will find the answers to the following questions:

  • What information do we gather/track about you?
  • What do we do with the information we gather/track?
  • With whom do we share the information that we gather/track?
  • Other information: Compliance with Legal Process

Third party sites that offer services on the are governed by their own privacy policies. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites to which the may link.


I.       What Information Do We Gather/Track about You?

Registration for our websites: There is a free registration process required to access the full range of information and services offered on the, such as posting user comments, personalization of webpage content, special offers by advertisers, access to additional information or discounts for reports, questions submitted to the and communication with customer support. You must also agree to the Terms of Service as part of the registration process.

The requires that you supply a unique e-mail address, your first and last name, and basic demographic information (zip code, birth year, and gender) in order to register.  In addition, we may ask you to supply optional information on household income, job industry, and job title.

Cookies and Web Beacons: Our website collects information through a variety of technical methods, including cookies and Web Beacons.  Cookies are pieces of information that a website sends to your computer while you are viewing the website.  Web Beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of websites.  Cookies, web beacons and other technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf.

We may use the information collected through these technical methods for many purposes, including delivering content, tracking and enhancing user experience on our website.  For example, when you return to our website after logging in, cookies provide information to the site so that the site will remember who you are.  We also may use technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on our website, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of our website and third party websites, such as the frequency with which our users visit other websites.

You can set your internet browser to disable or reject cookies.  However, doing so may limit your ability to interact with our website.   You can also set your internet browser to notify you when a cookie comes from us.  However, since our website might attempt to set this cookie several times during your visit, you might want to turn off the feature in your internet browser that notifies you each time a cookie is set.  Check your internet browser’s Help option for instructions.

Information Collected by Third Parties using Technology: Some of the services and advertisements on our website are delivered or served by third-party companies that may place or recognize cookies or Web Beacons to track certain non-personally identifiable information about our website users.  For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, some advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser, in order to collect certain non-personally identifiable information about your visits to our website and other websites.  In many cases, this information could be used to show you ads based on your interests on other websites.

We do not have access to, nor control over, advertisers’ or service providers’ cookies or how they may be used.

Your access to our Web sites will not be affected if you do not accept cookies served by third parties.

Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs): Third party advertisers may also use a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs/action tags) to help better manage advertising on our site.  Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies.  Clear gifs may ping or alert the advertiser’s server about the online movements of Web users. For instance, advertisers may place a clear gif allowing them to recognize an existing cookie on your browser if from the same service. The main difference between cookies and clear gifs is that clear gifs are invisible on the page and are much smaller, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.  We do not have access to any information collected by these clear gifs.

Usage Data: The may contract with third parties to track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from our visitors.  We use this information to track the site’s traffic, usability, performance, and effectiveness.  All data collected by third parties on behalf of our website is owned and used by the  We reserve the right to publish non-personally identifiable, summary information regarding our online visitors for promotional purposes and as a representative audience for advertisers.  Please note that this is not personal information, only general summaries of the activities of our visitors and customers in aggregate.  Third parties may use cookies to help track visitor behavior and sets cookies on behalf of our website.

We reserve the right to change the vendors who provide us with usage data. If such a change takes place, updated information will be posted here in this Policy.

IP Addresses: Our website logs IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes.  We use IP address logs in an aggregate fashion to track access to our site (by domain type, for example), but we do not use IP address logs to track your session or your behavior on our site.

II.      What Do We Do with the Information We Track?

Statistical Analysis and Banner Advertising: Our website may perform statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in the various areas of our site and to provide advertisers with information on how many consumers have seen or clicked their advertising banners.  We also use demographic information to target advertising, in aggregate, to the users who will most likely be interested.  This means that users see advertising that is likely to be relevant, and advertisers send their messages to people who are likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer’s experience and the effectiveness of the ads.  In both statistical analyses and banner advertisement targeting, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form. E-Mail Newsletters: Visitors to our website will have the opportunity to subscribe to periodic e-mail newsletters.

We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients.  This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications.

If we decide to make changes in our email practices, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Other Communications from The may use the e-mail address provided by you at registration to contact you regarding:  (1) account status (including confirmation of registration or subscription to our E-Mail Newsletters; (2) major changes to the website and or to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy; (3) participation in user surveys, asking for feedback about the website and existing or prospective services, as well as information to better understand our users; and (4) information regarding the DailyEnergyReport’s services that may be of interest.

E-mail to a friend: The “e-mail to a friend” feature is an easy way for users of our website to send links to articles or other content through e-mail.  The e-mail address(es) that you supply to use this service will only be used to send the requested content or feature.

User Generated Content (Including comments): We offer opportunities for you to engage in public activities on the, including submitting comments in a number of areas throughout the Forums, article comments, and profiles are currently hosted by bluehost, a third party vendor.  Any information you disclose in your submissions, along with your screen name or ID, or any image or photo, becomes public and may be used by the for online and offline promotional or commercial uses in any and all media.

If you chose to engage in public activities on the site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these areas, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages.  We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.  For more information about user-provided content, see the Terms of Service.

If you choose to engage in public activities on the, we will track and aggregate these public activities on your profile page.  “Public activities” are actions you take on the that are designed to be visible to other users, including but not limited to comments on articles or blogs.  This feature may be disabled on the “edit profile” page.  We may also feature, either through automation or by editor selection, specific user profiles or public activities to be promoted anywhere on our website.

Chats are periodically hosted and any postings to a chat also become public as soon as they are published online.

Please be advised that members who violate the Terms of Service or Positing Policy might receive notification e-mails concerning their account status.

III.    With Whom Do We Share the Information We Gather/Track?

If you have registered with our website, the will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your e-mail address or any information that personally identifies you without your permission.  We do, however, share information about our audience in aggregate form.

The may perform statistical, demographic and marketing analyses of website visitors and their usage patterns for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our customer base.  We also use such information to allow advertising to be targeted, in aggregate, to the users for whom such advertising is the most pertinent.  Personal information about you as an individual will not be disclosed without your consent.

The also reserves the right to contact you to discuss your account in accordance with applicable laws.

How to change or update your personal information

Member Center: You may review and update your membership or account information and access your transactions history in the Member Center area in our website.

The Member Center is a centralized area where you can manage your relationship with the  There are a number of things you can do in the Member Center to ensure your personal information is accurate and up to date.  For one, you can gain secure access to update the information you provided during the free registration process.  The XXX tab is the place to go to sign up for the DailyEnergyReport’s e-mail newsletters and manage your delivery options.  In order to gain access to the areas of the Member Center containing personal information, you will be asked to re-enter your password.  If you do not remember your password, you can reset your password here. If you need further assistance, please contact Customer Support.

IV.    Other Information; Compliance with Legal Process

COPPA Compliance: In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), The does not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13.

Data Security: To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online.  When you enter sensitive information on our order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information and email addresses submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.  However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.  Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Compliance with Legal Process: We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to:  (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).

How To Contact Us:
For any questions regarding our information or security practices, please contact us at

9570 Marsh Cove Court

Atlanta, GA 30350

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