Auctions / Monday, May 10, 2014
Data obtained by Markit, through the Web Site or Auction Services, in the course of performing work under California Air Resources Board (CARB) Agreement Number 10-123 and Western Climate Initiative, Inc. (WCI, Inc.) Agreement Number 2012-04 (“Contract”) will be used solely to the extent necessary to perform work under the Contract and will not be used for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, that is not within the scope of the Contract. Data obtained by Markit, through the Web Site or Auction Services, in the course of performing work under the Contract, may be disclosed to the third-party service provider that monitors and reviews the auction results, the third-party service provider that provides auction financial services (together, the “Auction Partners”) and Markit’s Representatives solely to the extent necessary to perform work under the Contract or as required by law or legal process.
What Information Does Markit Collect?
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
When you visit the Web Site or use the Auction Services, our web server recognizes and collects certain information about your visits to the Web Site or use of the Auction Services, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) Address. Our servers also collect clickstream data, which includes a trail of electronic information left at each web site and web page you visit, such as the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another Web site or a search engine), the pages you visit on this Web Site, the Web site you visit after this Web Site, other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using, any search terms you have entered on this Web Site or a referral site, and other Web usage activity and data logged by our Web servers. We may use this information to learn about and determine how much time visitors spend on each page of the Web Site or the Auction Service, how visitors navigate throughout the Web Site or the Auction Service and how we may tailor our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors.
We also may use Web beacons and other similar tracking technologies (such as "clear GIFs" and "pixel tags") in the Web Site, the Auction Services and/or in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a Web page or received a message. Such technologies are typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a Web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, enabling the verification of an individual's viewing or receipt of a Web page or message.
Any or all of the above-described activities with respect to non-personally identifiable information may be performed on our behalf by our Representatives (defined below). We may match non-personally identifiable information collected in the manner described above with other information we may have from or about you, including your personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information
The exact types of personally identifiable information collected from you may vary depending on the transactions you conduct on the Web Site or through the Auction Services and the various activities in which you participate (including, for example and without limitation, demographic information or other information that would permit someone to contact you online or offline).
How Does Markit Use My Information: What Choices Do I Have?
Markit uses the information it collects from you (including your personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information) primarily to understand your needs, provide you with better services, and deliver the specific service, content or information you may request from time to time.
We may also send various account notifications or messages regarding changes to Web Site or the Auction Services and other issues relating to your account or profile and your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us.
Information obtained through the Web Site or the Auction Services may be combined and used in conjunction with information we may obtain through other sources (other than the Web Site or the Auction Services), including from third parties (such as Auction Partners), and from both offline and online sources.
Will Markit Provide My Information to Third Parties?
We reserve the right to access and disclose your information as may be required by courts or administrative agencies, and to the extent required to permit us to investigate suspected fraud, harassment, or other violations of any law, rule, or regulation, the rules or policies of the Web Site or the Auction Services, or the rights of third parties, or to investigate any suspected conduct which Markit deems improper.
In the event that we, or a substantial portion of our assets, are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of or in connection with an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, user information (including personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable) may be transferred in connection with ongoing services provided under the Contract.
Auction Results, Aggregate Statistics
We may disclose non-personally identifiable information of our users to the extent necessary to perform work under the Contract, including as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Web Site and the Auction Services, and we may do so in the form of Auction Service results, information to other Auction Service participants, aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports, that does not describe or identify any individual user.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We employ Secure Socket Layer (SSL) lines and technology for the communication of certain information. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet we cannot guarantee that communications between you and any Web Site or Auction Service, or information stored on any Web Site Auction Service or our servers, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties such as hackers. Your use of the Web Site or the Auction Service demonstrates your assumption of this risk.
You should also be aware that any information and content, including personally identifiable information, you post on or through communication tools that may be available on the Web Site or through the Auction may be viewed and used by other users of the Web Site and Auction Services. By using these tools and services, you assume the risk that the personally identifiable information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties.
If you notice any inaccuracies in your personally identifiable information maintained by us, please contact us immediately. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personally identifiable information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail.
Links to Other Web Sites
Changing Your Information
You can access, view and change some of your preferences, profile information, and other information by logging into your profile.
Please feel free to contact us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, calling us at +1 877 7MARKIT or writing us at Markit 620 8th Avenue, 35th Floor, New York, NY 10018.
Last Updated: May 10, 2014