Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc.
WGES Customer Care
P.O. Box 24475
Cleveland, OH 44124-0475
1-888-884-WGES (9437)

 
WGES

Terms & Conditions of Site Use

Acceptance of Terms Through Use
Proprietary Rights
User Comments, Feedback, Postcards and other Submissions
Third Party Sites
Warranties and Limitation of Liability
Applicable Laws
Use of Employment Section
Indemnification
Site Security
Severability and Integration
Termination
Link Policy

Acceptance of Terms Through Use
By using the wges.com site ("Site") you signify your agreement to all terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced here in the Terms and Conditions of Use. (the "Terms of Use"). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this Site. Although you may "bookmark" a particular portion of this Site and thereby bypass this Agreement, your use of this Site binds you to the terms. We reserve the right at our discretion, to update or revise these Terms of Use. Please check the Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes your acceptance of these changes.

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Proprietary Rights
You acknowledge and agree that all content and materials available on this Site are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by WGES, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, or create derivative works from such materials or content. Notwithstanding the above, you may print or download one copy of the materials or content on this Site on any single computer for your personal, non commercial use, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Systematic retrieval of data or other content from this Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without written permission from Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES) is prohibited. In addition, use of the content or materials for any purpose not expressly permitted in these Terms of Use is prohibited. 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 WGES. Permission is granted only when certain limited criteria are met. For information on requesting such permission, please send an Email to: wges_info@wges.com with the words "WGES Permission Request" in the subject line, and include the following information in the body of the message.

  • The WGES 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-WGES materials that will be associated with the WGES 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 email (in a format readable with a PC). We will need all of the above in order to evaluate your request. WGES reserves the right to refuse permission to copy distribute, broadcast, or publish any of its copyrighted material.

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User Comments, Feedback, Postcards and other Submissions
All comments, feedback, postcards, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to WGES 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 WGES. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to WGES of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyright and other intellectual properties in the Comments. Thus, WGES 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. WGES 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.

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Third Party Sites
This Site may link you to other sites on the internet. These other third party sites are not under the control of WGES, and you acknowledge that WGES 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 by WGES or any association with its operators.

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Warranties and Limitation of Liability
While WGES 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 website, 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. Notwithstanding the foregoing, users may rely on posted offers to sell natural gas and/or electricity supplies to residential and small commercial customers in accordance with the terms and conditions and duration of such offers.

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Applicable Laws
This Site is controlled by WGES from its office in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States. This Site can be accessed from all 50 states as well as from other countries around the world. However, by accessing this Site, you expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of relating to these Terms of Use or your use of this Site shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, excluding its conflict of rules laws. WGES makes no representation that materials on this website 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.

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Use of Employment Section
The WGES employment section ("Careers at WGES") may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals seeking employment. As one of the conditions of your using the section of the Site, you represent, warrant and agree that you will not use (or plan, encourage or help another to use) this Site for any purpose or in any manner other than as permitted by these Terms of Use. You will not:

  1. Transmit any message, information, data, text, software or images or other materials ("Documentation") that is unlawful, harmful, threatening abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable that may invade another's right of privacy or publicity.
  2. Impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to a WGES employee, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or an entity.
  3. Post or transmit any Documentation that you do not have the right to reproduce, display or transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements).
  4. Use the Site's communication features in a manner that adversely affects the availability of the Site's resources to other users, (e.g. post or transmit continuous, repetitive text).
  5. Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other form of solicitation or any non-resume information such as opinions or notices, commercial or otherwise.
  6. Post any inaccurate, false or incomplete resume information or any resume information which is not your own accurate resume.
  7. Respond to any employment opportunity on the Site for any reason other than to apply for the job.
  8. Delete or revise any material posted by any other person or entity.
  9. Post or transmit any Documentation that contains a virus or corrupted data.

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Indemnification
Upon request by WGES, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless WGES 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. WGES 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 WGES in asserting any available defenses.

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Site Security
Your are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the wges.com 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 Email, 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 Email or newsgroup posting. Violations of the Site security may result in civil or criminal penalties. WGES will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations, and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

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Severability and Integration
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and WGES with respect to this Site and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, (whether written or electronic) between you and WGES with respect to this Site. If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or unenforceable that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intention of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

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Termination
WGES reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part if this Site with or without notice.

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Link Policy

Permission to create a link to the Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES) Website, www.wges.com, is granted upon compliance with the conditions described below. By creating a link to the WGES Website, you agree to be bound by the terms stated herein. WGES reserves the right to change these conditions at any time without prior notice, and compliance with such revised terms is a prerequisite to your continued right to link to the WGES Website.

Links may be established to the homepage of WGES website, or to any main section page or sub-section within, and/or any featured area of the site, by notifying WGES by phone at 1-888-884-9437 or email at wges_info@wges.com, and providing the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Name of Your Business (if applicable)
  3. Your Website home page address (URL)
  4. The address(es) (URL[s]) of all pages on your Website that will display the link to the WGES Website
  5. Your mailing address
  6. Your e-mail address
  7. Your phone number
  8. Your fax number

When linking to the WGES Website you may use only a text link. Use of the WGES logo is prohibited. You must use hypertext only and it must be in the following form: "Washington Gas Energy Services”. Any variation without written consent from WGES will result in immediate termination of your rights to link to the WGES Website. When linking to the WGES Website, you may not create a frame around the information provided from the WGES Website or represent it differently in any way other than it is presented on www.wges.com.

When linking to the WGES Website, you may not state or imply that WGES is endorsing you and/or any of the products or services that you or your organization provides. Additionally, you may not represent that you or your organization has a relationship with WGES or any of the products or services that WGES provides unless that relationship is the subject of a written agreement that has been signed by WGES.

By linking to The WGES Website, you acknowledge the following:

  • WGES holds the copyright to all materials on its Website. Further, unless otherwise indicated, WGES owns all of the trademarks, service marks and logos ("Marks") used and displayed on its Website. Without the express written consent of WGES, you may not copy, reproduce, display, republish, download, post or otherwise use any of the material or Marks from the WGES Website on your Website or on another Website.
  • The content of the WGES Website is provided "as is" with no warranties or representations of any kind, and is subject to change at any time without notice.
  • WGES assumes no liability or responsibility whatsoever for any content of any Website that is linked to the WGES Website.
  • You agree to hold harmless WGES, its officers and employees from all claims arising out of or related to your link to, or inability to link to, the WGES website. If your link to the WGES Website results in the need for servicing or repair of equipment or data, you agree to assume any costs thereof.
  • WGES reserves the right to terminate any links to its Website as it deems necessary, with or without cause or warning. If WGES chooses to exercise this right, you will be required to remove your link to the WGES Website immediately.

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Terms & Conditions of Use last modified Jul 21, 2008