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Terms of Use Agreement

You must read and agree with this terms of use agreement before being allowed to use the STAC Proposer Information Exchange.

This Agreement (the "Agreement") governs your access and use of the message board created by the National Association of State Energy Officials (“NASEO”) on NASEO’s Internet Web site for the exclusive purpose of exchanging information and ideas among parties interested in seeking partners to propose a project in response to a particular area of interest contained in the STAC solicitation. All parties are encouraged to adhere to the exclusive purpose of exchanging information to find parties in the use of the message board, any information that violates this exclusive purpose may be removed. In consideration for your right to access and use the message board service, you agree as follows:

  1. You acknowledge and agree that by submitting or reviewing information on this message board, whether you are posting or reviewing such information solely as an individual on your own behalf, your employer, company, organization, or agency, you, and the entity, if applicable, are bound by the terms of the Agreement and any modification made to it.
  2. You acknowledge and agree that you are fully and solely responsible for the content that you post. You recognize that NASEO’s message board is open to the public and any confidential, trademarked, copyrighted, or privileged material will not be protected by NASEO if posted on the message board. You will not knowingly or negligently post content that violates the copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of any third party and you will immediately remove the posted material upon discovering or being informed of any violation of this provision. Likewise, you shall not post any content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, that violates a third party's rights, including the right to privacy, that otherwise violates any applicable local, state, national or international law, or that is otherwise unlawful, improper or inappropriate.
  3. You acknowledge and agree that NASEO is not responsible for and does not endorse any content posted by third parties. You acknowledge and agree that your use and/or reliance on any information obtained through the message board is solely at your own risk. You further understand that NASEO does not normally monitor the content posted on the message board. Nevertheless, NASEO may, from time to time, monitor the message board as it chooses and reserves the right to remove, edit or otherwise alter content that it deems inappropriate for any reason whatever without the posting party’s approval or consent. NASEO further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove or restrict access to any content on its message board.
  4. You acknowledge and agree that NASEO may preserve or disclose any content if it reasonably believes disclosure is required by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce this Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of NASEO.
  5. You acknowledge and agree that you will not submit any content that NASEO would find to be indecent, immoral or otherwise offensive. You agree not use any vulgar or obscene language, promote racism, hate, adult or obscene material, or engage in any form of harassment on this message board. You agree not to include any paid advertisement banners, text links, buttons, popups, popunders, exitpops or any other form of advertisement on this message board. You agree not to intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including but not limited to regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Energy, and any rules of any State Energy Office or public university.
  6. You acknowledge and agree that this message board service is provided “AS-IS.” THIS MESSAGE BOARD SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. NASEO GIVES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, FOR THE SERVICES PROVIDED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NASEO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF NASEO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE MESSAGE BOARD; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE MESSAGE BOARD; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE MESSAGE BOARD; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE MESSAGE BOARD.
  7. You acknowledge and agree to indemnify and hold NASEO, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from any claim, loss, liability, cause of action or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the message board, your use of the message board, your connection to the message board, your violation of this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of another.
  8. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the message board. NASEO reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor or resolve disputes between you and other users of the message board.
  9. You acknowledge and agree that any legal disputes that may arise as a result of this Agreement between you and NASEO, or that involve you and a third party which contemplates NASEO as a party thereto, shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia without regard to conflict to law provisions.
  10. You acknowledge and agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, use of this message board, access to the message board or any of the content accessible through the message board, other than content as to which you hold the intellectual property rights.

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Last Updated: 11/15/04