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General Statement of Privacy
CEA is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting any personally identifiable information that you provide to CEA. Except as indicated below, CEA will not sell, rent or share any personally identifiable information that you provide without your consent.

Collection of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Our web servers automatically capture non-personally identifiable information including, but limited to, your domain name, the IP address of the web page from which you enter our site, the pages that you visit on our site, the click-through rates, and the amount of time that you spend here. However, the individual user will remain anonymous. We may use and analyze this data for trends and to improve our site. Any non-personally identifiable information that we give to third parties will be provided in aggregate form only.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
When you engage in activities such as registering for events or to order various CEA publications, you may be required to submit personal information to CEA. This information will include data such as your name, company name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address. If you choose not to provide the information that is requested by CEA, you may continue to visit the site but you may be unable to access certain offers, services or secure pages. CEA will not provide any personally identifiable information to any third parties without your consent. However, CEA reserves the right to provide personally identifiable information to third parties if CEA reasonably believes that this release of information is necessary: 1. To comply with legal requirements or legal process; 2. to protect and defend the rights or property of CEA; or 3. to protect the other users of the site or the public.

Bulletin Board
You understand and agree that CEA is not responsible for any information that you provide on a bulletin board or other open forums and recognize that others may collect and use any information that you provide.

Privacy with Respect to Minors
CEA does not knowingly collect or use information from children under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian.

Cookies
When you visit our web site, we may place a cookie on you computer that will allow us to track your visit to our site and help us to improve the site. The cookies will not provide CEA with any personally identifiable information about you.

Other Web Sites and Links
CEA web site contains links to other web sites. If you choose to use any of these links, you will be leaving CEA’s web site and going to a new web site. Protection of your privacy at these linked sites will be governed by the privacy policy at that site. You should take the time to read the privacy policies at these sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices such sites or the use of any information that you provide.

Security
If you send CEA credit card information, CEA will encrypt this information between your computer and our server. Other information that you send to this site, including e-mail messages, will not be encrypted unless we advise you otherwise.

Although our site has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information that is under our control, CEA cannot guarantee complete security.

International User
Irrespective of your domicile or place of doing business, by using this web site, you agree that CEA may collect, use and transfer your information as described in this Privacy Policy Statement.

Changes to Policy
This policy may change over time. Your continued use of the site after these changes are posted constitutes your agreement to the changes with regard to information collected.

Updated: April 1 2009

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to CEA’s web site. The following terms and conditions govern your use of this site. By accessing, viewing, or using the material on this site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you are not granted permission to use the site and should exit immediately.

CEA reserves the right to change the terms and conditions under which this site is offered. These changes are effective immediately upon posting. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and conditions. Your continued use of this site constitutes your agreement to all such terms and conditions.

Copyright
This site and all of its content are protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws. Unless otherwise noted in a specific location on this site, you may not copy or download any of the material contained on this site in whole or in part without the express authorization of CEA. On pages of this site where permission is given to copy or download material, you may only do so provided that: (1) the user includes CEA’s copyright notice on all copies, and (2) the materials are not used in any misleading or inappropriate manner. You may not publish, modify, transmit, reproduce, create new works from, distribute, sell, loan, nor in anyway exploit any of the material contained on this site in whole or in part, including such material permitted to be copied or downloaded, without the express authorization of CEA.

Elements of CEA’s web site are also protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, sound or image from the site may be copied or transmitted unless expressly permitted by CEA.

Trademark
Except as indicated, CEA owns all trademarks, service marks, certification marks, and logos featured on this site, including the terms “CEA” and the “American Petroleum Institute.” Use of these marks without the express written permission of CEA is expressly prohibited.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify and hold CEA, its officers, members, and employees harmless from any claims, demands, or damages, including attorney fees, asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on the site.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability
CEA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, SUITABILITY, OR LACK OF VIRUSES FOR THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED IN THE SITE. ALL INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

CEA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES OR LOST PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, ACCESS TO, OR INABILITY TO USE THESE MATERIALS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF CEA TO YOU BASED ON ANY CAUSE OF ACTION EXCEED $100.

Privacy Policy
CEA has a Privacy Policy Statement that describes the information that we collect about visitors, and how this information is used.  which is incorporated by reference, as if set forth fully herein. CEA’s performance under this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal proceedings, and nothing in this agreement is in derogation of CEA’s right to comply with government, court or law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the site or to information collected by CEA with respect to such use.

Links to Third Party Sites
These sites may contain links to third party web sites (“linked sites”).The linked sites are not under the control of CEA. CEA is not responsible for the content of any linked site and makes no representations regarding the content or appropriateness of content on such sites. CEA does not promote, endorse or have any affiliation with any other linked site or linked site owner unless expressly stated in CEA’s site. When you access a linked site from this site, you leave this site and you do so at your own risk. You are responsible for viewing and complying with the terms and conditions of use posted on the linked site.

Any commercial transactions or business activities between you and third parties (including advertisers) included in the site are solely between you and the third party and CEA shall not be responsible or liable for any part of such dealings or promotions.

Third-Party Web Sites Seeking to Link With CEA Site
You may link to CEA’s site, provided that you comply with the following restrictions:

  • You do not create a browser or border environment around the CEA content.
  • You do not imply that CEA is endorsing your site or your products.
  • You do not misrepresent your relationship with CEA, its members, officers or directors.
  • You do not present false information about CEA, its activities, or its members.
  • You do not display the CEA’s name, logo, trademark, or other identifier on your site without CEA’s permission.
  • You do not remove, conceal, or obliterate any copyright or other proprietary notice, source identifier, or credit line.
  • You do not link from a web site that could be construed as distasteful or offensive, obscene, defamatory, libelous, misleading, or is being used for illegal purposes.
  • You do not link from a web site that infringes upon any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person.

If in the opinion of CEA, you violate any of these restrictions, you agree to immediately remove CEA’s link from your site.

Force Majeure
You agree that CEA will not be liable for any loss resulting from a cause over which CEA does not have direct control, including but no limited to the failure of electronic or mechanical equipment, communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, natural disasters, strikes wars, or government/judicial restrictions.

Legal Advice
Nothing contained in this Site is intended as, nor shall be construed as legal advice, guidance, or interpretation. No attorney-client relationship is established between CEA and you by your use of this site. The information provided on this site is for general educational purposes only and specific questions about any law, statute, or regulation should be directed to an attorney with expertise in the area.

Jurisdiction
CEA controls and operates this site from Houston, Texas, United States of America. The terms and conditions for this site will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Texas, without reference to its choice of law rules. By accessing, viewing, or using the material on this site, you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal and local courts presiding in the Texas and agree to accept service of process by mail and hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available. CEA makes no representation that materials on the site are appropriate for use in other countries and access to them from countries where the content is illegal is prohibited. You are responsible for complying with applicable local laws that regulate the content of this site.

Export Controls
You acknowledge and agree that all of the material contained in this site is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Laws and regulations. You agree that none of this material is being acquired for, shipped, transferred, or reexported, directly or indirectly, to embargoed countries or their nationals unless authorized by the U.S. Government. Countries subject to the U.S. embargo are Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, and the Sudan. You are warranting that you are not located in, or under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country. You agree to comply strictly with all U.S. export laws and have the sole responsibility for obtaining any licenses required to export or reexport.

Access to Secure Areas
You agree that you will not attempt to access password protected and/or secure areas of this site unless you are an authorized user. If you are an authorized user, you agree not to assist third parties in obtaining access to these areas without CEA’s approval.

Submissions and Postings
This site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, forums, and/or other message facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others or with CEA.You agree that nothing submitted by you to this site shall contain any material which:

  • Defames, abuses, harasses, threatens others.
  • Contains any inappropriate, defamatory, obscene or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Infringes any intellectual property or other property right of any entity or person, including, but not limited to violating anyone’s copyrights, trademarks, or confidential information.
  • Violates any laws or regulations including, but not limited to, federal and state antitrust laws.
  • Contains viruses or similar programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property.
  • Advertises or offers to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose unless specifically authorized by CEA.
  • Uses a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
  • Deletes any copyright or proprietary notice other designations that identify the source or origin of any materials.
  • Contains any material posted by another user that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

By posting materials, you warrant and represent that you own the copyright to such materials, have received permission from the copyright owner, or that the material is in the public domain. You further represent and warrant that you have the full and unencumbered right to post such materials and that the posting will not infringe upon any rights of others. You grant CEA and users of the site a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty free license to display, copy, transmit, print and use this information in any manner.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for the legality, accuracy, and appropriateness of the materials that you submit. Although CEA has no obligation to monitor these materials, CEA reserves the right to review materials that are posted on the site and has the right to terminate your access to the site at any time and for any reason without providing notice to you. CEA reserves the right to remove, edit, or refuse to post any information that it deems inappropriate.

You agree that CEA may disclose any information involving you (including your identity) if CEA believes that there is a violation of law or in response to any applicable law, regulation, legal process or government request.

Claims of Copyright Infringement
Anyone who believes that CEA has used their work on the site in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement should send a notice to the CEA’s Copyright Agent at the address listed below. The notice should contain the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an work in question;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit CEA to locate the material;
  • The address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Copyright infringement claims and notices should be sent to CEA’s Copyright Agent by mail to: Consumer Energy Alliance, Office of General Counsel, 2211 Norfolk, Suite 614, Houston, TX 77098, by fax: (866) 273-8998, by e-mail: legal@consumerenergyalliance.org.

Language
It is the express will of the parties that this agreement and all related documents have been drawn up in English.

Miscellaneous
As a condition of your use of this site, you agree not to use the site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this agreement.

Use of the site by you is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions contained in this agreement.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and CEA as a result of this agreement.

If any part of these terms and conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations specified above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement will remain in full force and effect.

A printed version of this agreement shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and CEA with respect to your use of the site. You acknowledge that, in providing you access to and use of the site, CEA has relied on your agreement to be legally bound by these terms and conditions.

Updated: April 1 2009

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