Training Confidentiality Policy

Southface Energy Institute employees have the responsibility to comply with confidentiality rights of all training applicants or students. This includes all information obtained through the course of a training, including but not limited to personal identifiable information and test scores, which shall remain within the organization. Southface Energy Institute reserves the right to use the personal information collected for organizational mailing lists. This mailing list may be used to inform applicants or students of upcoming events and/or special promotions. Applicants and students have the option of opting out of the mailing list at any time. Regardless of whether an individual has opted out of the mailing list, Southface Energy Institute may contact the individual regarding important information related to an already purchased event. This may include important information such as an event cancellation, postponement, or relocation. It may also include a question or problem related to an order or payment.  Southface Energy Institute members may also be contacted regarding annual membership renewals regardless of whether or not they have chosen to be included on the mailing list.


Southface Energy Institute will not sell or rent personally identifiable information to anyone.   Southface Energy Institute may need to send personally identifiable information outside of the organization for reporting purposes such as for certification(e.g., sending scores to the Building Performance Institute) or for continuing education (e.g., sending student information to American Institute of Architects for credentialing maintenance). Southface Energy Institute may also send personal information to others when required to do so by law. All other requests for student information from outside entities will only be honored, if Southface Energy Institute receives consent from the individual.

Southface Energy Institute may change this policy from time to time.  Any changes will be posted on www.southface.org.