Solar Rights Alliance is the nonprofit association of California solar users. We believe you have the right to make energy from the sun without unreasonable interference by the utilities.
We recognize that information privacy is an ongoing responsibility, and so we will from time to time update this Privacy Notice as we undertake new personal data practices or adopt new privacy policies.
This site is intended for United States users only. Users’ data is not protected by other country’s laws. This site is intended for users over the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect information from minors.
Who to contact
Contact information is:
302 Washington St #150-5062
San Diego, CA 92103
How we collect and use your personal information
We will not sell or share personal information
We will never sell your personal information or share it with outside organizations or individuals without your express consent. There are two exceptions: 1) When you sign a petition to a decision-maker, we will share the information you provided on the petition to the decision-maker; 2) We use vetted third-party vendors to securely store our records (see “Third-party vendors” below for more detail).
Requests to unsubscribe from communications, modify or delete your data
At any time, you can instantly unsubscribe from Solar Rights Alliance communications by following the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of an email sent from solarights.org, or emailing [email protected].
All other requests, such as to permanently delete your information from our database, or modify the personal information we store, can be made by emailing [email protected]. Our intention is to honor these requests quickly, but reserve the right to authenticate requests.
Personal information that we request, and what we use it for
Some parts of the Solar Rights Alliance website may allow you to enter your name, address, mobile phone number and email address. Donation processing forms will ask for additional information needed to process a donation including credit card or banking information.
Your personal information is used to provide you with information about solar energy and our activities, to accurately connect you with your elected officials or to process a donation if you choose to make one. In addition, when you sign a petition to a decision-maker, we will share the information you provided on the petition to the decision-maker. Providing us with personal information is always optional.
If you take action, sign up for email or text alerts, or make a financial contribution to the Solar Rights Alliance, you may receive periodic communications including but not limited to email, phone calls and text messages.
Personal information we get from third parties
From time to time, Solar Rights Alliance receives limited personal information about individuals from third parties, such as name, email address and home address. This may happen, for example, if your solar company has entered into a partnership with Solar Rights Alliance to keep you informed about issues pertaining to your solar investment. As stated above, you can unsubscribe from our emails by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of an email from solarrights.org, or emailing [email protected].
We sometimes contract with third-party vendors to perform the following functions: data storage, online actions (petitions and event registration), email alerts, text alerts and donation processing. These third parties have access to your personal information only as needed to perform their services for the Solar Rights Alliance. We vet third-party vendors carefully and only use reputable firms that use verifiable data security and privacy best practices. Current third-party vendors that handle some or all personal information are Every Action (database, email and online actions); Paragon (donation processing); Peerly and GetThru (both for text messaging); Cloudways (solarrights.org server hosting); and Google Suite (temporary storage of some lists).
Security of your information
To help protect the privacy of data and personally identifiable information provided to us, we maintain strict physical, technical and administrative safeguards in accordance with industry standards. We specifically align our security protocols with the ISO 27001 standard. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. We restrict access to your personal data only to vetted employees or vendors on a need-to-know basis who have a demonstrated track record of using industry best practices with respect to data security and privacy.
When you visit our website, the site asks your browser to store a small piece of data (text file) called a “cookie” on your device in order to remember information about you. Some of these cookies are set by us (called “first-party cookies”) and these are all essential to our ability to provide services to you. They may contain internet protocol (IP) addresses, the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the internet, browser type, operating system and other usage information including the pages you view on the Solar Rights Alliance website. We also collect anonymous information that we use to help diagnose problems with our server and to track web traffic on our site.
There are several tools available to consumers who wish to opt out of cookies, including the NAI opt-out and the Google Analytics opt-out. There are also several web browsers that allow you to block cookies.