The website operator, RMI, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization of experts across disciplines working to accelerate the clean energy transition and improve lives. RMI is responsible for any information collected on or used by our websites. You can contact us by using the Contact Us form.
The personal information we collect includes:
We collect personal information when you interact with us. The type and quantity of personal information we collect and how we use it depends on why you are providing it. For example, we may collect information when you:
We will use your personal information to:
To the extent required under applicable law, we rely on the following lawful grounds to process your personal information:
a) When it is necessary in connection with the performance of a contract with you
Sometimes it is necessary to process your personal information so that we can fulfill our contractual obligations to you.
b) If you have provided your consent to us using your personal information for a specific purpose
We will ask for your consent to use your personal information to send email updates. These are optional and you always have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
c) When it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation
We may sometimes need to process personal data to meet a specific legal obligation.
d) When it is necessary for our legitimate interests
We may process personal information when it is necessary for RMI’s legitimate interests, or those of a third party. We will only do this when the processing is fair, proportionate and does not unduly impact the rights or interests of individuals.
Depending on where you live, you may have certain rights concerning how we use your personal information.
Right to access your personal information
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA) or the United Kingdom, or if you live in certain other areas, you may have the right to access the personal data we may hold about you and be notified of the purposes for which we use it.
You may have the right to ask for any errors in the personal information we hold about you to be rectified, or to request the restriction of our processing of your personal information or to request for it to be erased.
If you don’t want us to retain certain personal information, it’s best just not to give that personal information to us.
If you want us to erase certain or all of the personal information we hold about you, please let us know.
You may request to exercise any of the above rights, or change your preferences, by using the Contact Us form.
Right to withdraw consent
If you signed-up to receive our newsletter you can withdraw your consent by clicking on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link on any email update we send you or use the Contact Us form.
Right to complain
You have the right to complain to us about the way we use your personal information by using the Contact Us form. If you live in the European Economic Area you also have the right to complain to your local data protection authority about the way we use your personal information, although we hope that you will reach out to us first so we can try to resolve the issue.
We would only disclose your personal information with other parties for specific, limited and legal purposes, such as:
We may allow our suppliers or data processors to access and use your personal information to allow them to perform specific services on our behalf. In these circumstances, we will not give these organizations any rights to use your personal information for their own purposes. They must only use your details to provide specific services to us, in accordance with our instructions.
As part of agreements with our service providers we may need to transfer personal information to other countries, so they can perform services on our behalf. When doing so we take steps to ensure that the transfer and processing of personal information is subject to appropriate security measures and safeguards.
We take commercially reasonable precautions to protect us and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold.
We take care to utilize appropriate and reasonable administrative, physical, and technical measures to help safeguard personally identifiable information that we control.
Despite the efforts we use to protect your information, no transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your use of the Services or engagement with us is no longer secure, please contact us immediately.
We will hold your personal information only as long as is necessary for specific purpose(s), in accordance with our Data Retention Policy. We also may retain Personal Information to the extent required by law and/or for so long as it is necessary to do so for the purposes for which it was initially collected.
If you are using our websites from outside the United States, please be aware that personal information will be transferred to, and collected, stored, and processed in, the United States. Please be aware that the data protection laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, however, we will process your personal information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Notice.