Acceptance of Terms Through Use
Agreement to Rules of User Conduct
You agree to abide by the Washington Gas Rules of User Conduct, including but not limited to, agreeing not to use this Site for any unlawful purpose.
As noted above, reproduction, copying, or redistribution for commercial purposes of any materials or design elements on this Site is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of Washington Gas. Permission is granted only when certain limited criteria are met. For information on requesting such permission, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “WAFF Permission Request” in the subject line, and include the following information in the body of the message:
- The Washington Gas or WAFF content you wish to use.
- Where and how such content will be used (for example, in a manual, a presentation).
- Where and how copies will be produced and distributed.
- When you intend to publish the content.
- Other non-Washington Gas materials that will be associated with the Washington Gas or WAFF content.
- Your name, title, company, address, email address and telephone number.
In addition, please provide an example or mockup of the intended use, by sending a file attached to your e-mail (in a format readable with a PC). We will need all of the above in order to evaluate your request. Washington Gas reserves the right to refuse permission to copy, distribute, broadcast or publish any of its copyrighted material.
User Comments, Feedback, Postcards and other Submissions
All comments, feedback, postcards, suggestions, ideas and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to Washington Gas on or by this Site or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with your use of this Site (collectively “Comments”), shall be and remain the property of Washington Gas. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to Washington Gas of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyright and other intellectual properties in the Comments. Thus, Washington Gas will own exclusively all such rights, titles, and interests shall not be limited in any way in its use, commercial or otherwise, of any Comments. Washington Gas is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay to user any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any user Comments.
You agree that no Comments submitted by you to this Site will violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s). You further agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will be or will contain libelous or otherwise unlawful or abusive material.
Third Party Sites
This Site may link you to other sites on the internet. These sites may contain information or material that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. These other third party sites are not under the control of Washington Gas, and you acknowledge that Washington Gas is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency or any other aspect of the content of such third party sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply an endorsement of the third party site or its content by Washington Gas or any association with its operators.
Warranties and Limitation of Liability
While Washington Gas uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this Site, it makes no representation as to the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of that information, and you should not rely upon it. In using this Web site, you agree that its information and services are provided “as is,” “as available,” without warranty, express or implied, and that you use this Site at your risk.
Washington Gas makes no representation that materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents may be illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with the local laws.
Upon request by Washington Gas, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Washington Gas and its subsidiaries and other affiliated companies and their employees, contractors, officers and directors from all liabilities, claims and expenses including attorney fees, that arise from your use or misuse of this Site. Washington Gas reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Washington Gas in asserting any available defenses.
You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site including but not limited to, (1) accessing data not intended for you, or logging in to a server or account which you are not allowed to access; (2) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures; (3) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including but not limited to, by means of overloading, “flooding”, “mail bombing”, or crashing; or (4) sending unsolicited e-mail, including e-mail including promotions or advertising of products or services, or (5) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting.
Violations of the Site security may result in civil or criminal penalties. Washington Gas will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations, and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
Severability and Integration
Washington Gas reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part if this Site with or without notice.