QNE may share your Personal Information with service providers and contractors that help us administer this Site, respond to your inquiries, provide communications and hosting services, network security, technical and customer support, tracking and reporting functions, quality assurance testing, payment processing, and other functions necessary to operate and provide the Services. We may share information from or about you with these third-party providers so that they can perform their services or complete your requests, but these service providers and contractors are not permitted to use your data for any purpose unrelated to providing our Services. These third-party providers may share information with us that they obtain from or about you in connection with providing their services or completing your requests. Third party providers may also share this information with their affiliates. An ‘affiliate’ means any legal entity that a party owns, that owns a party, or that is under a party’s common ownership.
QNE may transfer certain Personal Information you have provided to an energy service Plan provider that you select in order to set up a Plan Account for you with that provider. That data transfer will be done using secure means. The transferred information will not then be retained or stored by QNE.
QNE may disclose your Personal Information if necessary to protect our legal rights, if the information relates to actual or threatened harmful conduct, or we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: 1) conform to the requirements of law or comply with governmental orders, court orders, or legal process served on us, or 2) to protect and defend our property or other rights, the users of the Site, or the public.
If we should ever file for bankruptcy, are part of a reorganization, sell our assets or merge with another company, we may sell or transfer the information you provide to us through the Site or share your Personal Information with the third party or company we sell to or merge with.
We may share usage data and other aggregated, anonymized information that shows patterns, trends, preferences, and other collective characteristics of our users, with third parties. Sharing of this information helps us and our marketing partners evaluate and tailor our communications, services and general business practices to the needs of our users.