Lighthouse Electric Cooperative is sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet. We believe it is important you know how we treat information we receive via the Internet.
In general, you can visit Lighthouse Electric Cooperative on the World Wide Web without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our Web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors. All web servers collect at least this amount of information.
This information is pooled into logs and is used to protect Lighthouse Electric Cooperative from hacking attempts. It might also be used in the future to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, and other statistical data that we will use to measure system activity and improve the content of our site.
There are times, however, when we may need information from you, such as your name and address. The personal information we collect is used only by us to respond to your inquiry, process an order or allow you to access specific account information.
When your personal data is requested, Lighthouse Electric Cooperative makes every attempt to safeguard your privacy. We encrypt all sensitive communications using 128 bit SSL encryption. In addition, your personal data is deleted from our secure database as soon as possible – usually within 48 hours. This may create a certain amount of inconvenience for you, the user, as you might need to reenter data on a monthly basis, however, this policy protects you, your data, and your privacy.
Lighthouse Electric Cooperative may utilize a technology called cookies at times in order to provide you with tailored information. A cookie is a tiny element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so we can recognize you when you return. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie.
At times we conduct online surveys to better understand the needs and profile of our visitors. When we conduct a survey, we will try to let you know how we will use the information at the time we collect information from you on the Internet.
The Lighthouse Electric Cooperative website contains links to other sites. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.