- General Information
Sunny Portal is an Internet platform for the recording, administration and presentation of the data from energy technology devices and systems. It is an information service provided by SMA Solar Technology AG (in the following referred to as SMA) to all registered users (in the following referred to as user(s)) via the sunnyportal.com website and any other websites (in the following referred to as website). The user integrates data from PV plants equipped with SMA inverters and data communication devices (in the following referred to as plant) to the data system of Sunny Portal via a technical connection. The Sunny Portal allows uninterrupted access to this data. The user can be the respective plant operator of the plant(s) within the meaning of the law for the prioritization of renewable energies (Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG)) or a third party acting in his name and/or on his behalf, in particular, the installer of the plant(s).
In order to use Sunny Portal, the user is assigned one or more passwords and one or more user IDs after he registers. The user is required to handle all user IDs and passwords confidentially and to refrain from disclosing them to unauthorized third parties.
Registration entitles the user to configure, query, view and display in graphical form the data pertaining to the plant.
SMA must be notified immediately upon the loss of login data, or when it is suspected that the data has been misused. Should SMA become aware of this, SMA is permitted to take the necessary counter-measures and, particularly in the case of misuse, to prevent the affected user from using Sunny Portal further. Misuse applies in particular when unauthorized persons modify plant parameters, associated components or configurations of Sunny Portal and such modifications have a negative effect.
In case of doubt, the instructions of the plant operator to SMA shall have precedence over those of the third party, who, in this case, shall have no claim against SMA to continue using Sunny Portal or to use Sunny Portal without restriction.
- Use Limitations
- User's Own Content
Within the constraints of this Sunny Portal, users may post their own content providing that the data space provided by Sunny Portal for this portal is sufficient. The user is not entitled to publish submitted content, nor is he allowed to permanently store content on the Sunny Portal.
SMA is not responsible for the content, correctness or the form of the posted information. In addition, the user undertakes to protect and to refrain from violating the rights of third parties, in particular trademark rights, copyright and personal rights.
The posting of content which glorifies violence, which is pornographic or discriminatory, or other content which is illegal or which offends common decency is prohibited.
- References and Links
This Web site contains appropriately identified links or references to third party Web sites as a form of information. The supplier who makes this content available shall have sole responsibility for it. SMA only provides access to this content. SMA has no influence on the current appearance, content or authorship of linked/referenced sites. For this reason, SMA hereby expressly distances itself from all content of linked/referenced sites.
Liability for illegal, inaccurate or incomplete content, in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of the information of third parties is solely assumed by the supplier of the site to which the reference was made and not the person who merely creates a reference to the respective publication via a link(s) on his site.
- Exclusion of Liability
SMA shall not assume any responsibility for the accuracy, correctness, completeness or quality of the information, documents and indicated prices and proceeds information made available. SMA assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the specified information to which a reference was made there, or which is linked to it.
All liability claims against SMA relating to damages of material or immaterial nature, which were caused by the use or non-use of the provided information or due to the use of erroneous or incomplete information, are excluded as far as no intentional or grossly negligent culpability exists on the part of SMA. In particular this applies for damages arising from loss of use, data loss or loss of revenue. Liability for data loss is limited to the typical cost to recover the data which would apply when making regular backups appropriate to the risk, unless there was an intentional or grossly negligent act on the part of SMA.
It is the user's sole area of responsibility to check the content of the results gained from the use of Sunny Portal and their suitability for the particular purpose of use.
SMA expressly states that the yield information published on Sunny Portal is solely for the purpose of the user and, in particular, is not intended as the basis of a settlement of accounts or to produce evidence of claims concerning energy savings towards network operators.
The user does not have any claim to the availability of the Sunny Portal nor to 100 % data availability.
SMA also reserves the right to amend, add to, delete or to temporarily or permanently remove individual pages, parts of pages or the entire Web site without special announcement.
- Data Protection
- Applicable Law, Court of Jurisdiction
- Severability Clause
SMA hereby informs you that SMA stores personal data in a machine-readable form in accordance with § 33 Section 1 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and § 4 Section 5 of the Tele Services Data Protection Act (TDDSG).
Personal data is data which could be used to uniquely identify or contact an individual. Examples of personal data include e-mail addresses, names and addresses. SMA can use your personal data for internal purposes, for instance for data analysis, research, improving its products or to get in touch with you.
All personal data are handled by SMA in strict confidentiality and will not be passed on to third parties without your expressed permission.
SMA also collects non-personal data - anonymized data - in a form which does not allow a direct reference to be made to a specific individual. We can collect, use, forward and public non-personal data for any purpose. SMA uses these data to create regional irradiation charts for example. These data can in turn be used to create solar forecasts which in future will considerably improve the integration of photovoltaics in the general electricity network.