TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT

By going to the Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.) Web Site and by continuing to use the H.E.A.T. Web Site, you agree to the following rules, conditions and disclaimers (our "Terms of Use").

When we use the words "we," "us" or "our," this includes the Heating Energy Assistance Team, its Board of Directors and volunteers. When we use the words "H.E.A.T. Web Site," this means the Heating Energy Assistance Team Web Site.

By using the H.E.A.T. Web Site you represent the following:

  • You have read and agree to be bound by the Terms of Use.
  • You agree to comply with the laws of the United States and all other applicable laws regarding the use, copying and transfer of any information obtained from the H.E.A.T. Web Site.
  • You agree not to use the H.E.A.T. Web Site for illegal purposes.
  • You agree not to interfere or disrupt the networks connected to the H.E.A.T. Web Site.

If you have any questions about our Terms of Use, contact us at -

H.E.A.T., Inc.
2167 Northlake Parkway, Suite 112
Tucker, Georgia 30084
Phone 678-406-0212
Fax 678-406-0558
E-mail info@heatga.org

Privacy Policy

We value your privacy. We intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. In general, you can view the H.E.A.T. Web Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may need information from you, such as your name, location and e-mail address. When you use the H.E.A.T. Web Site to send us a message, we use the information you give us to try to respond to your concerns or questions. When you fill out our volunteer form, we try to sign you up to volunteer. When you donate to us, we use this information to fulfill your donation request.

We never share the personal information that you provide to us in ways unrelated to reasons that we have identified in the Web pages. If we ever want to use the information in any other way, we will first give you an opportunity to say "no."

We also collect nonidentifying and aggregate information to measure the number of people who look at the H.E.A.T. Web Site and the number of times people go to particular Web pages.

We reserve the right to change or restate this Privacy Policy from time to time with or without giving you notice beforehand. If you use the H.E.A.T. Web Site after we have changed or restated this Privacy Policy, you agree that you have accepted the Privacy Policy as it has been changed.

What Information Do We Collect?

We collect information in several ways during your visits to the H.E.A.T. Web Site. Some personal information is collected when you sign up to receive a newsletter, volunteer, or send a message. When you contact us, we also may keep a record of that correspondence. Also, when you make a donation on our site, we may also keep a record of that donation.

We will work to provide a link to our current Privacy Policy on pages where we ask you for personal information.

You are free to use the H.E.A.T. Web Site without typing in any personal information or sending us any messages - this is a way for you to avoid giving us any personally identifiable information.

What Are Cookies and How Do We Use Them?

A "cookie" is information that is transferred from a Web site's server to your computer's browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. This information is then available to the Web site's server when you return to that Web site using the same browser. This information can be used to identify the user of the browser visiting the site and keep a record, for example, of your information, preferences and use of the Web site in general.

Most Web sites use cookies to improve the experience that people have visiting the Web site by directing people to certain information based on the Web pages they've been to before. Cookies also help to make it easier to fill out forms by recording the information that Web site users type in the most often. We use cookies to determine which parts of the H.E.A.T. Web Site are popular and which are not. Our changes to the H.E.A.T. Web Site will depend in part on the information we gather from the use of cookies, such as total numbers of people who come to the site, how many times each of the Web pages are viewed and other traffic patterns.

In the future we may use cookies to help visitors who come back to our site in other ways. If that happens, we will update our Privacy Policy. We do not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that you did not originally send to us through the cookies. In most cases you can set your Web site browser to refuse cookies or alert you when a cookie has been transferred to your browser.

How Is My Information Used?

We use the personal information that you send us only for the purposes you specifically request. For instance, in certain cases, you may provide us with your name, location and e-mail address to send us a message or to sign up to volunteer or to send us a donation. We use this information only to the extent necessary to act upon the request or to respond. We do not provide your personal information to anyone else.

When you sign up to be on our list of volunteers and when you sign up to subscribe to our newsletter, we keep that information in order to communicate with you about volunteer opportunities or to send you the newsletter. If you want to be taken off the list, you may follow the instructions to have yourself removed from the list that are written at the bottom of the newsletter, e-mail or other bulk mail that you receive from us.

How Do We Protect Your Personal Information?

To prevent unauthorized use of your information, keep our data accurate and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and management procedures to keep safe all the information we collect through the H.E.A.T. Web Site.

Disclaimer of Warranty

We do not warrant or guarantee that the information, materials, forms and links on the H.E.A.T. Web Site are accurate, complete, current, valid or of good quality. We disclaim all warranties, express, implied or according to statute. We also disclaim any and all implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We have gotten all information that we have placed on the H.E.A.T. Web Site from sources that we believe are accurate and reliable. However, due to the possibility of human and mechanical error, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions. On occasion your access to the H.E.A.T. Web Site may sometimes be interrupted. We may make changes or improvements to the H.E.A.T. Web Site anytime.

Limitation of Liability

We have designed the H.E.A.T. Web Site to serve the public by providing free access to energy information and resources. In no event shall we be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive or similar damages) arising from any use of the H.E.A.T. Web Site, whether in contract or in tort, or under any other legal theory (including strict liability), or for any claim made against a person using the H.E.A.T. Web Site, even if we have been told about the possibility of such claims.

Restrictions on Use

You may not use the H.E.A.T. Web Site in any way that is not consistent with the Terms of Use or any way that is illegal. You agree to use the H.E.A.T. Web Site only for your own noncommercial use and benefit. You agree that you will not sell or transfer the H.E.A.T. Web Site information, materials or forms to any other person or entity for their use or benefit.

You agree that you will first get our consent before copying anything from the H.E.A.T. Web Site or transferring anything from the H.E.A.T. Web site to anyone else.

You agree to notify us as soon as you become aware that anyone has used the H.E.A.T. Web Site in a way that conflicts with the Terms of Use. You also agree to notify us if you learn of any claim that the H.E.A.T. Web Site infringes upon any copyright, trademark or other contractual, statutory or common law rights.

YOU MAY NOT COPY, REPRODUCE, RECOMPILE, DECOMPILE, DISASSEMBLE, REVERSE ENGINEER, DISTRIBUTE, PUBLISH, DISPLAY, PERFORM, MODIFY, UPLOAD TO, CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS FROM, TRANSMIT OR IN ANY WAY EXPLOIT ANY PART OF THE H.E.A.T. WEB SITE, EXCEPT THAT YOU MAY DOWNLOAD MATERIAL FROM THE H.E.A.T. WEB SITE AND/OR MAKE ONE PRINT COPY FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL, NONCOMMERCIAL USE, PROVIDED THAT YOU RETAIN ALL COPYRIGHT AND OTHER PROPRIETARY NOTICES.

YOU MAY NOT USE THE H.E.A.T. WEB SITE IN ANY WAY TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF ANY DATA SOLD OR CONTRIBUTED BY YOU TO ANY THIRD PARTY. FURTHERMORE, YOU MAY NOT USE ANY OF OUR TRADEMARKS, TRADE NAMES OR SERVICE MARKS IN ANY MANNER THAT CREATES THE IMPRESSION THAT SUCH NAMES AND MARKS BELONG TO OR ARE ASSOCIATED WITH YOU OR ARE USED WITH OUR CONSENT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE NO OWNERSHIP RIGHTS IN AND TO ANY OF THESE NAMES AND MARKS.

YOU WILL NOT USE THE H.E.A.T. WEB SITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE H.E.A.T. WEB SITE IN UNSOLICITED MAILINGS OR SPAM MATERIAL. YOU WILL NOT USE ANY OF OUR TRADEMARKS, TRADE NAMES OR SERVICE MARKS IN UNSOLICITED MAILINGS OR SPAM MATERIAL.

YOU WILL NOT SPAM OR SEND UNSOLICITED MAILINGS TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY USING THE H.E.A.T. WEB SITE. YOU AGREE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Intellectual Property

This H.E.A.T. Web Site contains material that we have developed and materials that have been developed from various other sources. This H.E.A.T. Web Site, including but not limited to its text, logos, content, photographs, flash animations, video, audio and graphics (the "Intellectual Property"), is protected by copyrights, service marks, international treaties and/or other proprietary rights and laws of the United States and other countries. The Intellectual Property also is protected as a collective work or compilation under U.S. copyright and other laws and treaties. All individual articles, columns and other elements making up the H.E.A.T. Web Site are also copyrighted works. You agree to abide by all applicable copyright and other laws, as well as any additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in the H.E.A.T. Web Site.

No License Granted

You acquire absolutely no rights or licenses in or to the H.E.A.T. Web Site except for the limited right to use the H.E.A.T. Web Site according to the Terms of Use. If you download Web pages and information from the H.E.A.T. Web Site, you must follow the Terms of Use.

Rights Reserved

All of our present and future rights in and to the Intellectual Property and other proprietary rights to the H.E.A.T. Web Site of any type under the laws of any governmental authority, domestic or foreign, including rights in and to all applications and registrations relating to the H.E.A.T. Web Site (the "Intellectual Property Rights") belong solely and exclusively to us and not to you.

Except as specifically permitted by the Terms and Conditions, you may not copy or make any use of the H.E.A.T. Web Site or any portion thereof.

Endorsement Disclaimer

We do not endorse, support, sanction, or verify the information or material that is linked to the H.E.A.T. Web Site. Unless we have otherwise specifically said so, we have no affiliation with any of the organizations mentioned or described on the H.E.A.T. Web Site. We make no representations or warranties with regard to those organizations. We do not endorse or affiliate with any of the organizations that are linked to or from the H.E.A.T. Web Site.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use will be governed and be interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Georgia, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law and you hereby consent to the jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Georgia. If any part of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Even if we fail to act when you or others fail to follow the Terms of Use, we continue to have the right to act against you and others at any time for any other violations or breaches of the Terms of Use.

We are not liable for any delay or failure to act that results directly or indirectly from any causes beyond our reasonable control.

We may freely assign this agreement or update these Terms of Use.