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The Consumer Energy Center debuted in 2000 as a way to provide a one-stop location for concise consumer information about saving energy in the home, work, and transportation.
The website was created and is managed by the California Eneergy Commission's Media and Public Communications Office Web Team. Assistance on content is provided by Energy Commission staff.

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Condition of Use

Please read these terms of use carefully before using this web.

The Consumer Energy Center website is operated by the California Energy Commission, an agency of the State of California.

By using this site, you signify your consent to these terms of use. If you do not agree to them, please do not use the site. User expressly acknowledges that use of this site is at user's sole risk.


Restrictions on Use of Materials

This site is operated and maintained by the California Energy Commission's (referred to as "Commission" herein) Media and Public Communications Office. No material or information from this site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed except as authorized in these terms of use, expressly authorized on the information or materials themselves, or approved in writing by the Commission.

Materials and information in this site are provided as a public service. Most of these materials and information were generated, compiled or assembled at public expense and are freely available for public use consistent with the Public Records Act (California Government Code section 6250 et. seq.), provided you keep intact all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices and credit the Commission when using these materials and information.

Some of the materials and information in this site, such as the Third Party Materials addressed below and select materials bearing a copyright notice, may not be used for any purpose. Use or modification of these materials or information for commercial or profit making purposes is prohibited and may violate the copyrights and/or other proprietary rights of the Commission or third parties. Questions concerning the use of materials and information in this site should be directed to the Commission's Webmaster and Supervisor of Web Development, at 916-654-4989 or via e-mail at: webmaster@energy.state.ca.us.

Access EnergyTM and Energy QuestTM are trademarks of the California Energy Commission. All rights in the use of these marks are reserved by the Commission.

For information about Privacy, please go to our Privacy Policy Page.


Third Party Materials

Some materials and information used in the Internet site were generated by third parties, who have consented to the Commission's use or placement of such materials on this site. These materials are owned by those parties. Use of these Third Party Materials for any purpose is prohibited. Persons seeking to use or modify Third Party Materials for any purpose should contact the owner of such materials directly.

These materials include icons and / or graphics used in links to another organizations' site, descriptions and some general content.


Disclaimer of Liability

The Commission shall not be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the materials or information described and/or contained in this site and assumes no responsibility for user's use of them. In no event shall the Commission be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, statutory liability, strict liability or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this site or materials and information herein, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.


Disclaimer of Warranties / Freedom from Computer Viruses /
/ Accuracy and Use of Information / Continuous Service

The materials in this site are provided "AS IS" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. The Commission disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

The Commission does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials in this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free from viruses or other harmful components.

The Commission does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials or information in this site, or the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability, or usefulness of any materials or information in this site. Changes may be periodically made to the content of materials or information in this site, and these changes may or may not be reflected in the materials or information as presented in the site. Additionally, due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, materials and information freely available one day may be restricted the next day, or removed and undiscoverable due to changes in the organization of menus, homepages or files.

If you have obtained materials or information claimed to be from the Commission, from a source other than the Commission or this site, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to its original distribution. Also, data and information can quickly become out-of-date. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any metadata associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If you find any errors or omissions in the materials or information in this site, we encourage you to report them to the Commission Web Administrator (webmaster@energy.state.ca.us).


Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation or approval by the Commission.


Disclaimer for Hypertext Links

The Commission is not responsible for the contents of any off-site materials referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that the Commission is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users, links or third parties, and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user.

Links from this site to other sites on the World Wide Web do not constitute an endorsement from the Commission. These links are provided for informational purposes only. It is the responsibility to the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of materials or information obtained from other sites.


Indemnification

To the extent permitted by applicable law, user agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless, the Commission or its directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the user's use of this site or materials and information contained herein.


Choice of Law / Interpretation

These terms of use, including the legal disclaimers and indemnification, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of these terms of use is declared unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the other terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. Venue for any actions arising from the use of this website shall be Sacramento County.