Sunnova Biometric Notice

Sunnova Energy Corporation (the "Company") uses biometric information in order to verify your identity.

Many laws, including the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/1, et seq. ("BIPA"), regulate the collection, storage, use, and retention of "biometric identifiers" and "biometric information." "Biometric identifier" means a retina or iris scan, fingerprint, voiceprint, or scan of hand or face geometry. "Biometric information" means any information, regardless of how it is captured, converted, stored, or shared, based on an individual's biometric identifier used to identify an individual.

I have been advised and understand that the Company, and service providers acting on its behalf, may collect, retain, and use biometric data for the purpose of verifying my identity in accordance with the Company's Privacy Policy. A copy of which is attached hereto and is posted online at: https://www.sunnova.com/legal/privacy-policy

I acknowledge that I have read the attached Privacy Policy, and that I voluntarily consent to the Company's collection, storage, and use of biometric data, including to the extent that it utilizes my biometric identifiers or biometric information as defined in BIPA, and voluntarily consent to the Company providing such biometric data to its service providers.

I understand that I can decline to provide biometric identifiers and biometric information to the Company. I may revoke this consent at any time by notifying the Company in writing or through the Company website at https://www.sunnova.com/legal/access-and-delete-data.

I am aware that I am free to decline or revoke this consent, and doing so will not preclude other Services by the Company and service providers acting on its behalf. However, I understand that if I decline or revoke this consent, the Company will not be able to verify my identity by using biometric information.

I understand that if I decline or revoke this consent, the Company's Privacy Policy still applies to my Personal Information.

Sunnova Privacy Policy

Effective Date: April 7, 2020

This Privacy Policy is intended to explain the types of information Sunnova Energy Corporation and its affiliates (“Sunnova Group”) collects on Sunnova Group websites, interactive services, email programs and mobile device applications (collectively, the “Website” or “Site”) and information we collect from you or third parties through any other means to provide our services or perform other business activities (collectively, “Services”). Please read this Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to understand how we collect, use, share, protect, or otherwise handle your Personal Information (as defined below). This Privacy Policy also explains how you can opt out of some of our uses and disclosures of your information.

Please read this Privacy Policy, which is part of our website Terms and Conditions, before using our Website and/or Services. By accessing or using our Website and/or Services, you agree to our use of your information consistent with the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time, subject to your rights described below.

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy, please email us at customerservice@sunnova.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Information We Collect
How We Collect Information
Third-Party Data Sources
Cookies and Interest-Based Advertising
How We Use and Share the Information We Collect
How we Protect Your Information
Children Under 16
Additional California Consumer Rights
Contact Us

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect information that personally identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with you (“Personal Information”), including:

  • Personal identifiers and contact information such as name, social security number, driver’s license number, mailing address, garaging address, email addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers;
  • Sensitive personal identifierssuch as age and gender;
  • Other demographic information such as, the type of home you own, whether you rent or own your home, any co-owners or co-tenants of your home, and what languages you speak;
  • Commercial information such as your utility company, energy you generate and use, your home’s appliances, pool and utility settings, product interest and purchase history;
  • Banking/financial information such as your credit card or other payment information, financial account status and balance;
  • Product information such as information about solar-related equipment in your home, including make, model, serial number, and location in your home, the energy it generates (including power, voltage, current, frequency and flow rates), its settings, schedules, alerts, and system installation and roof diagrams;
  • Energy usage such as your past and present energy usage, the amount of energy used in your home (including use generated by appliances and devices), and service obtained from your local utility company.
  • Details about your home such as dwelling age, size and type, details about appliances and other energy-related equipment used in the home or building, mapping information, photos and satellite imagery, details about the home or building’s structure for system design, and data regarding solar irradiance.
  • Internet and network information such as browsing/search history, IP address, data collected by cookies and similar technologies;
  • Geolocation data such as geographic location indicators from mobile, web, and product;
  • Audio/visual information such as call recordings, chat transcripts, testimonials, pictures or videos you upload to or send through the Website or by using our Services;
  • Biometric Information such as a retina or iris scan, fingerprint, voiceprint, or scan of hand or face geometry used to identify an individual. Our biometric disclosure is found here;
  • Professional/employment information such as employer information, income;
  • Education information such as education level; and
  • Inferences drawn from other Personal Information or data that relate to your preferences, interests, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes, such as credit reports or credit scores.

The types of Personal Information we collect about you may vary based on how you use the Site and/or Services and your relationship with us.

Usage Data and Site Activity

We automatically collect information in connection with the actions you take on the Site (“Usage Data”). For example, each time you use the Website, we automatically collect the type of web browser you use, the type of device you use, your operating system and version, your IP address, the pages you view, referring and exit pages, the date and time of your visit, and the number of clicks to, from, and within the Site, and the duration of your visits to the Site. If the data we automatically collect is capable of being associated with you, directly or indirectly, we treat it as Personal Information. If this information is not capable of being individually associated with you, we treat it as Usage Data.

HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION

Voluntary Disclosure

We may ask you to provide us with Personal Information when you communicate with us online or offline, including events, surveys, and marketing or promotional programs. You are not required to provide us your Personal Information; however, if you choose not to provide the requested information, you may not be able to use some or all of the features of the Site or Services or we may not be able to fulfill your requested interaction.

Third-Party Data Sources

We may collect Personal Information from third-party data sources such as marketing agencies, other Sunnova Group customers, fulfillment and account servicing companies, (including sales and/or installation dealers), credit bureaus and/or reporting agencies, analytics firms, map and/or satellite imagery providerspublic records, and government agencies.

Cookies and Other Automated Tools

We use cookies (a small text file placed on your computer to identify your computer and browser) and other automated tools such as tracking pixels to improve the experience of the Site and Services, such as saving your preferences from visit to visit to present you with a customized version of the Website. Many web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Instructions for how to manage cookies in popular browsers are available at: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari (iOS), Safari (Mac), and Opera. However, certain features of our Sites may not work if you delete or disable cookies.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Session Cookies: Session cookies keep track of you or your information as you move from page to page within our Sites and are typically deleted once you close your browser.
  • Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies reside on your system and allow us to customize your experience if you leave and later return to our Sites. For example, persistent cookies may allow us to remember your preferences.
  • Advertising Cookies: Advertising cookies are used to learn more about you and advertise products/services that might interest you.
  • Analytics Cookies: Analytics cookies help us understand how our Sites is working and who is visiting our Sites. Google Analytics is one tool we use, and you can learn more by reviewing Google’s Privacy Policy.

We employ software technology that enables us to track certain aspects of a user’s visit to our Sites. This technology helps us better manage content on our Sites by informing us what content is effective, how consumers engage with our Sites, and how consumers arrive at and/or depart from our Sites. The software typically uses two methods to track user activity: (1) “tracking pixels” and (2) “clear gifs.” Tracking pixels are pieces of executable code that are embedded in a web page that track usage activity including which pages are viewed, when they are viewed, and how long the pages are viewed. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with unique identifiers which are embedded in web pages and email messages that track whether a user views a web page or email message. User activity information may be associated with additional information about a user’s session and Personal Information, if provided by the user.

If you arrive at our Sites by “clicking through” from another website, then certain information about you that you provided to that other website, such as the terms you searched that led you to our Sites, may be transmitted to us and we may use it. You should review the privacy policy of any website from which you reached our Sites to determine what information the operator collects and how it uses such information. We may retain information about you provided to us by other websites and will use it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Such information may be associated with other Usage Data or Personal Information.

Interest-Based Advertising

We may work with third-party advertisers, search providers, and ad networks (“Advertisers”) to learn more about you and show you ads or other content that we believe would be relevant to you. Advertisers may collect and use information about your use of our Sites or Services as well as other websites and services. These companies may use cookies and other online tracking technologies to collect and use your information. We and/or Advertisers may also append other data to the data collected by Advertisers to create an interest profile of individual users. Our Privacy Policy does not cover any use of information that an Advertiser may collect from you. Advertisements may be shown via our Sites or on third-party websites. If you do not want to receive interest-based advertising, please visit the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Consumer Choice Page. The DAA website allows you to opt-out of one or more interest-based advertising networks. Opt-outs are device and browser specific; therefore, you will need to set your opt-out preferences for each device and browser. Deleting browser cookies can remove your opt-out preferences; however, the DAA offers browser extensions that help preserve the opt-out preferences you set on the DAA's Consumer Choice Page. Please note that opt-outs only apply to interest-based advertising. You may still receive other types of online advertising.

Information from Advertisements

If you arrive at our Sites via an advertisement (e.g., banner ad), we may collect information regarding the advertisement with which you interacted and your interactions (e.g., item clicked, date and time).

Social Media Widgets

The Sites may include social media features, such as the Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter widgets. These features may collect information about your IP address and the pages you visit on our Site as well as other Personal Information. A cookie may be set to ensure that a feature properly functions. Your interactions with those features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.

HOW WE USE AND SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We use Personal Information for business purposes, such as to:

  • Account creation, fulfillment, servicing and customer support: to process applications, create customer accounts, allow customers to create online accounts and profiles, provide goods or services, keep customers informed about the status of their services, respond to questions and addressing customers concerns, deliver updates, upgrades and product improvement information.
  • Marketing and market research: to send communications and offers for our or third parties’ products and services, including offers based on consumers’ interests, personal and business characteristics and location; perform analytics for market and consumer research, trend analysis, financial analysis, and anonymization of personal information.
  • Collection and credit reporting: to collect on outstanding balances, repossess collateral and update credit reporting agencies.
  • Surveys, promotional events, contests: to administer surveys, polls, sweepstakes, contests, loyalty programs and other promotional events and contests.
  • Other company communications: to provide consumers with information that may be of interest such as company newsletters, announcements, reminders and technical service bulletins.
  • Website use and analytics: to provide you with access to and use of our Website and Services; analyze consumers’ use of our websites, including the use of third-party web analytics services, which may utilize automated technologies to collect data (such as email and IP addresses).
  • Eligibility and Pricing: to determine if consumers are eligible for certain products, services or offers and the pricing related to such offers.
  • Product research: to conduct research and analysis for maintaining, protecting, and developing services, increase and maintain the safety of our products and services, and prevent misuse.
  • Business operations: to evaluate, develop, and improve business operations, products and services offered; business administration and other normal business activities.
  • Compliance: to comply with applicable legal requirements, industry standards, contractual obligations, our policies, and take actions that we deem necessary to preserve and enforce our rights and the rights of others.
  • Information security and fraud prevention: to operate information security and anti-fraud programs.

Service Providers

We may provide your Personal Information without notice to other businesses (“Service Providers”) to provide services to us or to you on our behalf. Categories of service providers we use include:

  • Fulfillment and account servicing vendors, which help us provide products, services and information to you, service your account or benefits, collect survey responses and support our e-commerce services;
  • Payment processors, which help us to accept and process the payments for our products and services to you;
  • Consumer/credit report services, which help us understand consumer’s eligibility and qualification for certain financing options;
  • Marketing and communications vendors, which help us market our products/services to you, conduct promotions, events, surveys and other outreach campaigns;
  • Research and development vendors, which help us develop and improve our products and services;
  • IT and network administration vendors, which provide services such as data storage and management, website hosting, and data security;
  • Professional service firms, which provide accounting, legal and other professional services; and
  • General service providers, which help us with day-to-day business operations such as office support services, courier services, facilities management, and document destruction.

Each Service Provider is expected to use reasonable security measures appropriate to the nature of the information involved to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Service Providers are prohibited from using Personal Information that we provide to them other than as specified by us.

Third-Party Sharing and Sale

We may share or sell your Personal Information with other companies who do not provide services to us (“Third Parties”), including retailers, companies that provide other home services, and companies that market related products and services that we believe may interest you.

Retention Schedule
In circumstances where Sunnova Group retains Biometric Information, we will permanently destroy an individual’s Biometric Data within six (6) months of when the initial purpose for collecting or obtaining such Biometric Data has been satisfied, such as:

  1. You revoke your consent contained in the Biometric Notice;
  2. You have not contacted Sunnova Group or used our Services for a 30-month period;
  3. Your contract with Sunnova has expired and you are no longer a Sunnova customer;
    or
  4. Sunnova Group no longer uses the Biometric Information.

If any Sunnova Group’s Service Providers require access to Biometric Data in order to fulfill the purpose of collecting such information, we will request that they follow the above destruction schedule.

OTHER IMPORTANT PRIVACY PROVISIONS

Legal Compliance, Business Transfers and Other Disclosures

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary stated herein or on our Website, we may occasionally release information about users of our Website when we deem such release appropriate to comply with law, respond to compulsory process or law enforcement requests, or protect the rights, property or safety of our customers or prospective customers, the public, the Sunnova Group or any third party. Over time, we may reorganize or transfer various assets and lines of business. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary stated herein or on our Website, we reserve the right to disclose or transfer any information we collect in connection with any proposed or actual purchase, sale, lease, merger, foreclosure, liquidation, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, transfer, conveyance or financing of all or any portion of the Sunnova Group.

How We Protect Information

The Sunnova Group uses commercially reasonable procedures to protect the Personal Information that we collect from you against loss, theft and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We have developed and implemented and continue to maintain and monitor written information security procedures applicable to all records containing Personal Information. Our security procedures are appropriate to the size, scope and type of our business, the resources available to us, the amount of stored data and the need for security and confidentiality of the personal information we store. Our servers are scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our Site as safe as commercially practicable. We make use of industry standard tools and practices to protect against Malware exposure.

No security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases or the security during transmission to us of the information you supply over the Internet. You can help us by taking precautions to protect your Personal Information when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often using a long combination of letters, numbers and special characters and make sure to use a secure, modern, updated web browser. For the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, Personal Information may be transferred to, processed, stored and accessed by us, our affiliates and Third Parties in the United States and in other jurisdictions where we or they operate. Courts and other authorities in these jurisdictions may, in certain circumstances, be entitled to access your Personal Information. By using the Website, you consent to this transfer, processing, storage and access of your Personal Information in and/or outside of the jurisdiction in which you reside.

Children Under 16

The Sunnova Group cares about protecting the privacy of children. We will not specifically market to or knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 16. If a child under 16 submits Personal Information to us and we learn that the Personal Information is the information of a child under 16, we will take reasonable steps to delete the information as soon as possible. If you are under 16, please do not register for any of our services or provide us any information about yourself (such as your name, email address or phone number).

ADDITIONAL CALIFORNIA CONSUMER RIGHTS

If you are a resident of California, you may have additional rights to access and control your Personal Information, including a right to request that we disclose the Personal Information we collect, use, disclose, and/or sell. Exemptions may apply.

Right to Opt-Out from the Sale of Personal Information

As a California resident, you have the right to direct us not to sell your Personal Information to Third Parties. We will process verified requests within 15 days, subject to any applicable exceptions and extensions permitted by law.

Right to Know

You have the right to request twice per 12-month period that we provide you (i) the categories or specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you; (ii) the categories of sources from which your Personal Information was collected; (iii) the business or commercial purpose for which we collected your Personal Information; (iv) the categories of Third Parties with whom we shared your Personal Information; and (v) the categories of Third Parties to whom we sold your Personal Information. We are not permitted to provide access to specific pieces of Personal Information if the Personal Information is sensitive or creates a high risk of potential harm from disclosure to an unauthorized person such as financial information, social security numbers, and driver’s license numbers. To protect your Personal Information, you must provide required information and/or documentation to verify your identity. We will process verified requests within 45 days, subject to any applicable exceptions and extensions permitted by law.

Right to Deletion

You have the right to request that we delete any Personal Information we have collected about you. Please understand that we are not required to honor a deletion request if a legal exemption applies such as if we need the information to complete a requested or reasonably anticipated transaction, prevent security incidents or fraud, enable internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations, or comply with legal obligations. To prevent unauthorized individuals from making deletion requests, you must provide required information and/or documentation to verify your identity.

Submitting a Request

If you are a California resident and would like to exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, you may submit a request though our online California Consumer Privacy Act request form. You may also submit a request by phone by contacting us at 1-866-786-6682.

Authorized Agent

If you are an authorized agent submitting a request for a California resident, you must provide a copy of a lawful power of attorney or written authorization from the Consumer (along with proof of your identity). If you make a request as an authorized agent, you will receive additional instructions. We may contact you or the consumer on whose behalf you claim to act to verify your authorization.

Non-Discrimination Notice

We will not discriminate against any consumer for exercising their privacy rights under law or this Privacy Policy.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track is a web browser privacy preference that causes the web browser to broadcast a signal to websites requesting that a user’s activity not be tracked. Currently, our Website and Services do not respond to “do not track” signals.

Energy Usage Data

Additionally, pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.98, if you are a customer of an electrical or gas corporation operating for profit in California or of a local publicly owned electric utility, we cannot share information we obtain about your energy usage without your consent.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

The terms and conditions of this version of Privacy Policy came into effect on the effective date listed at the top of the Privacy Policy. The Sunnova Group reserves the right to revise, amend or modify this policy at any time and in any manner. When we change the policy in a material way a notice will be posted on our Website along with the updated privacy policy. Your use of our Website after such changes are implemented constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of those changes. Please consult this privacy statement prior to every use for any changes. Unless otherwise noted, all changes will be effective when posted.

EXCLUSIONS

This Privacy Policy does not govern the collection use or sharing of data by Third Parties or websites that may be linked to a Sunnova Group website; nor does it govern any information that may be collected by a Third Party in connection with a product or service altered by a Third Party even if you request information regarding such product or service on a Sunnova Group website.

CONTACTING US

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy you may contact us using the information below:

www.sunnova.com
20 Greenway Plaza, Suite 540
Houston, Texas 77046
United States
customerservice@sunnova.com
1-866-786-6682

FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA

Access and Delete, Do Not Sell