Privacy Statement


This Privacy Statement applies to the Information Website (hereafter referred to as “the Site”) for the FirstEnergy Solutions CSAPR Emission Allowance Auction.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Acting as the Auction Manager, CRA International, Inc. (d/b/a Charles River Associates) and each of its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, "CRA") is committed to meeting all of its obligations to bidders to protect their data and to collect, use, and disclose such data only in connection with the Auction. CRA and FirstEnergy Solutions are equally committed to abiding by all applicable privacy laws. In connection with the Auction, CRA may acquire personally identifiable information regarding the employees of businesses who are using the Site or who are considering using the Site. In general, data collected, used, or disclosed to CRA are processed by CRA for the purposes of facilitating the Auction on behalf of and as directed by FirstEnergy Solutions. When CRA does process personally identifiable information on its own behalf, CRA conforms to fair information privacy practices, including notice, choice, consent and control, fairness and integrity, as provided by applicable industry and legal standards.

Use of Cookies

The Site may use "cookies" to help users of the Site personalize their online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your computer by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can be read only by a Web server in the CRA domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time by informing the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. CRA may use cookies to identify users and track trends among users who visit the Site. You may delete cookies from your system at any time. You also have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Web sites you visit.

Contact Information

CRA welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you have any questions relating to this privacy statement, you believe that CRA has not adhered to this privacy statement, or if you have any suggestions or problems, please contact.


Privacy and Compliance Officer
Charles River Associates
200 Clarendon Street T-33
Boston, MA 02116-5092
United States
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