We collect and maintain certain information when providing service to you. The information may be gathered through a variety of means such as by telephone, through this Web site or the mail, etc. This information includes among other things, your name, service address, mailing address, social security number, account number, consumption history and telephone number.
In addition, we may collect and maintain information volunteered by you, such as survey information or Web site registrations in order to complete online transactions, including managing your account and job applications.
If you sign up for one of our online payment methods, we may require you to provide your bank account numbers and other financial information in order to process payment.
We collect information about usage of this Web site, such as the number of visitors to the Web site and the number of users that click on certain links or utilize certain services. We may collect information regarding your browsing of this Web site.
While we may maintain energy-related educational content directed at children under the age of 13, our Web site does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of 13.
We reserve the right to use industry standard software to create summary statistics of data we collect from your use of this Web site, which may then be used to highlight what our visitors find interesting, to improve the Web site design specifications, to identify system performance issues and for other internal purposes. We may also collect information linked to you, your account, your computer, and/or device to, for example:
In collecting the above information for these purposes, we reserve the right to store small items of data (“cookies”) on your hard drive and/or use a range of industry standard technologies, which may include, without limitation, cookies, pixels, and beacons.
If you do not want us to serve advertisements to you through a third party after you have left this Web site, you must delete or prevent placement of our browser cookie by following the instructions contained in the Help section of your browser.
Hearthstone Utilities does not maintain customer information and does not share information it does maintain with third parties.
If you do not want us to share your limited Web browsing information and serve advertisements to you through a third party after you have left this Web site, you must delete or prevent placement of our browser cookie by following the instructions contained in the Help section of your browser.
If you believe the information the Company holds about you is inaccurate or incomplete, please visit the Contact Information page for how to contact us.
The Company may modify this Privacy Statement at any time. Material changes will be posted for thirty (30) days before becoming effective.
Hearthstone Utilities Inc., a holding company, distributes and sells natural gas to end-use residential, commercial and industrial customers. It distributes approximately 26 billion cubic feet of natural gas to approximately 70,900 customers through regulated utilities operating in Montana, Ohio, Maine and North Carolina. The Company’s other operations include natural gas production and natural gas marketing. The Company's Montana public utility was originally incorporated in 1909.
Hearthstone Utilities' strategy for growth is to expand throughput, particularly in the Maine and North Carolina markets, while looking for acquisitions that are either adjacent to its existing utilities or in under saturated markets.