This privacy policy describes the fair information practices that govern the collection, maintenance, use and disclosure of personal information on the North Shore Oil & Propane website.

Collection Practices
Like most other websites, North Shore Oil & Propane maintains Web logs that automatically record basic information about visitors. This information consists of:

  • Internet domain from which visitors access our website (e.g., aol.com, yourschool.edu, yourcompany.com).
  • IP address. An IP address is automatically assigned to your computer when you surf the Web. In some cases, these addresses may be individually identifiable. However, even when an IP address is identifiable, it usually takes additional effort to link a particular IP address to a specific individual. For many users, an IP address cannot be linked to a specific individual.
  • Type of browser and operating system used to access our website.
  • Date and time of access.
  • Pages visited.
  • Address of the website (if any) from which you linked to North Shore Oil & Propane.

North Shore Oil & Propane normally only uses Web log information in aggregate form to enable us to make the North Shore Oil & Propane website more useful. North Shore Oil & Propane likes to know which features are popular and how visitors locate the site.

Web logs may be used to identify visitors who seek to damage the website, use the website in unauthorized ways, or interfere with operations. Information about users who try to engage in any unapproved activities may be shared with law enforcement agencies.

North Shore Oil & Propane does not collect any personal information about a routine visitor unless the visitor provides it to North Shore Oil & Propane.

E-mail and Web Forms
If you use the North Shore Oil & Propane website to send North Shore Oil & Propane an e-mail, request a presentation, ask for information, subscribe to a publication, or if you provide personal information through North Shore Oil & Propane’s website in any other way, North Shore Oil & Propane collects and may maintain the information that you provide. Your information may be shared among North Shore Oil & Propane staff and support services as necessary to respond to your request. Once information reaches the correct office, it will be used in the same manner as comparable information collected in other ways.

Security and Data Quality
North Shore Oil & Propane maintains its website and its information with technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect against loss, unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, modification and improper disclosure. North Shore Oil & Propane is committed to maintaining accurate, timely, relevant and appropriate information about our users. No computer system can ever be fully protected against every possible hazard. North Shore Oil & Propane provides reasonable and appropriate security to protect against foreseeable hazards.

North Shore Oil & Propane requires that employees who have access to personally identifiable information from the website acknowledge in writing that they have read this privacy policy and that they are expected to follow it. Any employee who fails to comply with these rules may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

Routine e-mail sent to North Shore Oil & Propane through this website or otherwise is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication contains personal information that you consider sensitive, you may not want to use e-mail.

Cookies
On the Internet, a cookie is a piece of information that a website transfers to a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. The North Shore Oil & Propane website only uses cookies when a member accesses the customer-only part of the website. The cookie is only active during the session and expires when the user closes the browser.

Uses and Disclosures
North Shore Oil & Propane uses its website to provide services and information to its customers, their employees and members of the public.

Personal information collected through the North Shore Oil & Propane website may be used from time to time by outside auditors, consultants and others hired by North Shore Oil & Propane to assist in carrying out financial, management or other activities. North Shore Oil & Propane generally directs recipients to agree to safeguard personal information, to use it only as authorized by North Shore Oil & Propane, and to return it or destroy it when no longer required.

North Shore Oil & Propane could be required to disclose personal information in response to valid legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order. Any record keeper faces this possibility. Disclosures may also be appropriate to protect North Shore Oil & Propane legal rights or during emergencies if physical safety is believed to be at risk. North Shore Oil & Propane believes that these events are unlikely, but they are possible. North Shore Oil & Propane will take reasonable steps to limit the scope and consequences of any of these disclosures.

North Shore Oil & Propane does not sell, rent or otherwise share lists of subscribers to North Shore Oil & Propane publications or listservs.

Questions, Access and Disputes
If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you may contact us by clicking here.

*Note: North Shore Oil & Propane has modeled our online privacy policy after the Touchstone Energy Alliance in an effort toward consistency in online privacy protection.