Terms of Use

AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND OCWA

The OCWA website is comprised of various Web pages operated by OCWA.

Your use of the OCWA website constitutes your agreement to all the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

OCWA reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the OCWA website is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the OCWA website.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The OCWA website may contain links to other website (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of OCWA and OCWA is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. OCWA is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. OCWA is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by OCWA of the site or any association with its operators.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the OCWA website, you warrant to OCWA that you will not use the OCWA website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the OCWA website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the OCWA website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the OCWA website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the OCWA website.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The OCWA website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

 Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
 Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
 Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
 Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
 Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
 Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
 Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
 Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
 Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
 Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
 Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
 Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

OCWA has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, OCWA reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. OCWA reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

OCWA reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in OCWA’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. OCWA does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, OCWA specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized OCWA spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of OCWA.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO OCWA OR POSTED AT ANY OCWA WEBSITE

OCWA does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to OCWA (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any OCWA website or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting OCWA, its affiliated companies and necessary sub licensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. OCWA is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in OCWA’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE OCWA WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. OCWA AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE OCWA WEBSITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE OCWA WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.
OCWA AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE OCWA WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. OCWA AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL OCWA AND/OR ITS EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE OCWA WEBSITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE OCWA WEBSITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE OCWA WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE OCWA WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF OCWA OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE OCWA WEBSITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE OCWA WEBSITE.

SERVICE CONTACT: webmaster@ocwa.org

CONTACT

If you have questions about our privacy procedures, please call the OCWA Privacy Officer at (315) 455-7061 extension 3115 or write to:

OCWA Privacy Officer
P.O. Box 4949
Syracuse, New York 13221-4949

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:

All contents of the OCWA website are: Copyright 2015 by Onondaga County Water Authority and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

TRADEMARKS

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider’s Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.