Welcome to the Smart Savings Rewards program (“Program”). By becoming a Participant of the Program, you may reduce stress on the grid in your electric service area. By participating in the Program, you may be eligible to receive the Reward described below, subject to these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). You may also be eligible for the giveaway promotion (“Giveaway Promotion”), subject to the Program Giveaway Terms (the “Giveaway Terms”) as described below. To become a Participant in the Program, you must submit an application to, and have it accepted by, Sponsor and the Utility (as each is defined below).
YOU MUST BE AN EXISTING USER OF THE VENDOR SERVICE TO BECOME A PARTICIPANT. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. THIS PROGRAM IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Binding Agreement. By applying for the Program, you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms (“Terms”) even if your application is not accepted or approved by the Sponsor (as defined below) and the Utility. Failure to comply with these Terms may result in your disqualification from the Program. The decisions of the Sponsor and the Utility regarding your eligibility to participate are final and binding in all respects. SSponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Participant for, among other things: (1) tampering or attempting to tamper with the operation of the Program; or (2) violating these Terms or the terms and conditions of use of any of Sponsor Parties’ property or service. Any false information provided within the context of the Program by any Participant is a violation of these Terms and may result in the immediate disqualification of a Participant and forfeiture of any Reward.
About the Program. Applicants whose applications to participate in the Program are accepted by Utility (“Participants”) and who fully comply with these Terms may receive the incentive set forth below (“Reward”) to be provided to you by Utility. To receive the Reward, you must be accepted as a Participant by the Sponsor and Utility and your participation must not be withdrawn or terminated. Participants may also help reduce stress on the electric grid.
Definitions. In the context of these Terms,
Application Consent by Participant. By submitting an application to enroll as a Participant, you authorize the Sponsor Parties and their agents to 1) collect and exchange data related to your identity, your opt-in or opt-out status, your energy usage and/or energy production, your Utility account, your electric bill, and operational data about your Devices (collectively, “Program Data”), solely for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the Program and operating the Program; 2) review and analyze all of your Program Data for the purposes of the Sponsor Parties fulfilling their obligations under the Program and applicable law, improving the Program and as otherwise permitted by applicable law, and to exchange conclusions with each other and publish results based on those conclusions, provided that they treat all such Program Data in accordance with their respective privacy policies; 3) automatically adjust your Devices, as required by the Program at times indicated by Utility (as described below) or for general system testing purposes; 4) send you emails, text messages, pre-recorded messages and other notifications related to the Program, including about your enrollment status and Program-related adjustments to your Devices; 5) send you emails, text messages, pre-recorded messages and other notifications related to surveys about the Program and to share your responses to such surveys among themselves; 6) summarize the results of the Program in publicly-available studies, provided that any Program Data included in such studies will be anonymous such that you are not individually identifiable.
Eligibility and Enrollment. You may apply to become a Participant and participate in the Program if you meet the following eligibility criteria and do the following:
Any additional Devices installed as part of your Sponsor system at your Utility service address will be automatically enrolled in the Program and may also participate in Adjustment Events, as described below. Rewards will be provided pursuant to the applicable Utility offer and the automatic enrollment of additional Devices may not result in additional Rewards.
Program Period. The Program will run for the period set forth below in the Additional Program Details section (the “Program Period”). You may be automatically re-enrolled in subsequent Program Periods at Sponsor’s discretion, subject to the then-current Terms for the Program.
Program Description. Participant agrees to allow Sponsor Parties to control the Participant’s Devices during the Program Period. Such adjustments are referred to as “Adjustment Events.” Adjustment Events may change device mode, setpoint, or other settings, as applicable. For Devices that allow for temperature control, Adjustment Events may include or be preceded by “pre-cool” or “pre-heat” periods, wherein the then-current or scheduled target temperature setpoint is temporarily changed to prepare for the subsequent adjustment. For certain types of services offered by the Sponsor Parties, an Adjustment Event may occur even if the Device is in any kind of hold mode at the start of the Adjustment Event. Participant may opt out of an Adjustment Event at any time directly by adjusting his/her device.
Giveaway Promotion. As more fully described in, and subject to the terms of, the Giveaway Terms, as a Participant in the Program you may receive the incentive described therein.
How To Apply. You can apply to participate in the Program through your Vendor web or mobile account or at the program enrollment website specified below. Sponsor and Utility may accept or reject your application in their sole discretion.
How To Withdraw. Once you are accepted as a Participant in the Program, you may withdraw by emailing the Sponsor contact address specified below or through your account web portal or mobile app. Withdrawal will not affect the other services provided by the Sponsor Parties to you. By withdrawing, you may render yourself ineligible to receive the Reward, participate in the Program in the future, or participate in other programs offered by Sponsor.
Program Termination. Sponsor and/or Utility may terminate this Program at their convenience at any time and in their sole discretion, without recourse or delivery of any Reward. Sponsor's ability to offer the Program is contingent on receiving certain approvals and acceptances from Utility, as well as the continuation of Utility’s funding for the Program and absent any regulatory orders or other decisions that may jeopardize the continuation of the Program. If such approvals and acceptances are withheld or withdrawn, or if the Program is declared unlawful or determined by a court or regulatory body to be discontinued or if Utility’s funding for the Program is reduced or discontinued in any way, the Program will be terminated along with the Reward. In the event of such termination, Sponsor will provide notice at www.energyhub.com.
Neither the Sponsor nor the Utility guaranties the availability of funding for this Program and shall not be responsible for any costs or damages incurred by Participant if funding for this Program is reduced or eliminated by the State of New York, the New York Public Service Commission, the Department of Public Service, the New York State Energy Research Development Agency or other State of New York action.
Disqualification. Sponsor may terminate your participation in the Program and Reward at any time and without liability upon notice to you via email if you violate these Terms, or applicable law, if you do not comply with any reasonable request from a Sponsor Party in connection with this Program, if your Utility declares you ineligible for the Program, if your account with Vendor is no longer in good standing, or if you do not maintain a continuous connection between your enrolled Device(s) and the Service. If you enroll in a conflicting energy program through Sponsor Parties, Sponsor may terminate your participation in the Program without liability and without notice.
Changes in Your Electricity Costs. Sponsor Parties are not responsible for any changes in your electricity costs during the Program.
Information. You represent and warrant to Sponsor that the information you provide to Sponsor while applying for and during the course of the Program is accurate and complete, and you agree to promptly notify Sponsor if any information you provided during your application for the Program has changed.
General Conditions. This Program is governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its applicable principles of conflicts of law. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. THE SPONSOR PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE PROGRAM APPLICATION INFORMATION, AND ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR (I) TYPOGRAPHICAL OR OTHER ERRORS IN THE PRINTING OF THE PROGRAM MATERIALS OR THE OFFERING OR ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANY REWARD, (II) ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT OR DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION AT ANY WEBSITE, (III) FAILURE OF ANY APPLICATION TO BE RECEIVED BY SPONSOR DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS, TELEPHONE SERVICE PROBLEMS, PRINTING ERRORS, HUMAN ERROR OR TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON THE INTERNET OR AT ANY WEBSITE, (IV) COMMUNICATIONS LINE, HARDWARE AND/OR SOFTWARE FAILURES, (V) DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER OR DEVICE (SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE) RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM, (VI) THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, TAMPERING WITH, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF APPLICATIONS AND/OR PROGRAM APPLICATION INFORMATION, OR (VII) APPLICATIONS WHICH ARE LATE OR LOST, OR (VIII) ANY LOSS OF INCOME DUE TO DEVICE CONTROL. PARTICIPANT ASSUMES ALL RISK OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM. PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT UTILITY IS IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR AND DOES NOT IN ANY WAY WARRANT THE OPERATION OR FUNCTION OF THE DEVICE AND THAT ANY SUCH WARRANTY FOR THE DEVICE SHALL BE FROM THE MANUFACTURER OF SUCH DEVICE. FURTHER, PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT UTILITY IS IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR OR SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIMS WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE OPERATION OR FAILURE OF ANY DEVICE.TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU INDEMNIFY AND AGREE TO KEEP THE SPONSOR PARTIES INDEMNIFIED AT ALL TIMES FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, COSTS AND EXPENSES THAT ARISE FROM OR ARE RELATED TO ANY ACT, DEFAULT OR OMISSION BY YOU AND/OR A BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY BY YOU AND/OR TO ANY ACT, DEFAULT OR OMISSION BY YOU UNDER THESE TERMS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AGREE TO HOLD THE SPONSOR PARTIES HARMLESS FROM ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE CAUSED OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED BY PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM AND/OR USE OR ACCEPTANCE OF ANY REWARD OTHER THAN FOR: (1) DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY ARISING AS A RESULT OF SPONSOR'S NEGLIGENCE OR BREACH OF CONTRACT; OR (2) THE SPONSOR PARTIES’ FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION OR DELIBERATE BREACH OF CONTRACT. THE SPONSOR PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY TO ANY PARTICIPANT FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, COSTS OR EXPENSE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH A PARTICIPANT'S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR OR THE SPONSOR PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, WHICH ARISE OUT OF OR ARE IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE PROGRAM, THESE TERMS, OR THE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM.
If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. These Terms will be binding on Sponsor and its successors and assigns, and Participant. Participant may not assign these Terms without the written consent of Sponsor whereas Sponsor may assign these Terms to any third party. The Sponsor Parties are not responsible for the policies, actions, or inactions of others that might prevent the Participant from entering, participating, or claiming a Reward. The Sponsor Parties make no warranties or representations, of any kind, whether statutory, expressed or implied, with respect to type, quality or fitness of goods or services provided through the Program.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between Sponsor and a Participant relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all other such prior or contemporaneous oral and written agreements and understandings.
No Class Action Procedure. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing or any other provision of these Terms, class arbitration is not permitted under any circumstance. You and the Sponsor agree that, by entering into this Agreement, THE AGREEMENT PARTIES MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS PROGRAM ONLY IN THEIR RESPECTIVE INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding.
Venue. You agree that the venue for disputes arising from or relating to the Program shall be the state or federal courts located in Monroe County, New York. Participant irrevocably and unconditionally waives, to the fullest extent it may legally and effectively do so, any objection which it may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any suit, action or proceeding against the Utility arising from or relating to the Program in forums set forth in this paragraph.
Taxes. Rewards may be subject to income or other taxes. Participant is responsible for paying all such taxes. The Sponsor Parties will not be liable for any tax, duty, or other charges that may be imposed on Participant in connection with the Rewards
Changes to the Terms. Sponsor may modify these Terms at any time, and you acknowledge and agree that a Reward may be subject to additional terms and conditions at the time such Reward is claimed. We will notify you by email at the most current email address we have on record for you when we make any material changes to these Terms, and the effective date of the modified Terms, which will be after the date of our notice to you. Your continued participation in the Program thereafter signifies your acceptance to such modified Terms. The modified Terms will apply only to disputes that arise after the effective date of such modified Terms. We will also post the most current version of the Terms on our website specified below and encourage you to check this site frequently.
Acceptance of Agreement. The use of an electronic signature process to accept and sign these Terms, including your indication of acceptance of these Terms by a click-through or click-wrap process presented on Vendor’s website, shall constitute effective execution and delivery of these Terms, and shall form a binding contract between you and the Sponsor.
Additional Program Details.
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