STATE OF VERMONT
PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION (State)
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM and
ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM (ePUC)
Use and Reliance. The State shall not be responsible for any loss arising from any use of or reliance on ePUC or any Content for any purpose, or for any other loss or damage arising from any use of or reliance on ePUC, any Content or other data, or any software, computer or computer system associated with ePUC. The State does not guarantee or assume any liability for the accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability or timeliness of any file information, data or materials on ePUC. All users of ePUC do so strictly at their own risk.
Prohibited Conduct. You agree not to upload, email, post or transmit to, distribute, disseminate, or otherwise publish or make available through ePUC anything of any nature or kind, and you agree not to otherwise take any action or permit anyone to take any action, that:
a) restricts or inhibits any person from using or accessing ePUC or any Content;
b) is unlawful, threatening, intended to intimidate, abusive, harassing, hateful, tortious, libelous, defamatory, derogatory, discriminatory, disruptive, obscene, vulgar, gratuitously violent, offensive, objectionable, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent;
c) is, or could reasonably be considered by others as, injurious to minors or their welfare;
d) constitutes, or advocates or encourages conduct that would constitute, a criminal offence, gives rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any law or governmental regulation;
e) violates or infringes the rights of any person, including copyright, trade-mark rights, patent rights, industrial design rights, trade secret rights, rights of privacy or publicity or any other proprietary right of a person;
f) discloses information you do not have a legal right to disclose to others (whether at law, pursuant to contract or under a fiduciary or other obligation);
g) contains a virus, worm, malicious code, corruption or other harmful or destructive element or item that might damage, disable, overburden, disrupt or limit the operation or functionality of any computer hardware, firmware, software or peripheral devices, including servers and remote devices;
h) interferes with or disrupts or limits the operation or functionality of ePUC or any network or server connected to or accessible via ePUC, or that is contrary to any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to ePUC;
i) contains any information, software or other material of a commercial nature, including any advertising, promotions or solicitations for purchase or sale or that offers any contest, giveaway or sweepstakes;
j) is or contains any spam, junk or other bulk communications, chain letters, multi-level marketing or communications that relate to pyramid or ponzi schemes, or any other form of illegal or unwanted solicitation;
k) constitutes or contains false or misleading author attributions, legal or other notices, proprietary designations, labels or other indicia of origin or source (including email headers and other electronic identifiers), or facts;
l) is designed or intended to collect the personal information of another or that otherwise accesses ePUC or any Content for that purpose using automated means (including, without limitation, harvesting bots, robots, scraper) or that solicits login information or access to an account belonging to another;
m) impersonates any person, including, without limitation, any employee or any ePUC administrator, or another party to a file, or that falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with any person; or
Restrictions on Use. You are prohibited from making links of any kind to ePUC without the State's prior written permission. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, deep linking to any ePUC webpage or Content is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of the State. Use of ePUC or the Content through a browser that contains any frames displaying contents of other websites is strictly prohibited. The scraping or mining of data from or framing or mirroring of ePUC or any Content by any method is strictly prohibited. You are prohibited from employing or utilizing any collaborative browsing or display technologies in association with ePUC.
Unrestricted Right to Suspend or Limit Use. The State, in the State's sole and absolute discretion, may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of ePUC or any Content at any time, including the availability of any service, feature, database or other Content. The State may also impose limits on services, features and databases, or restrict your access to parts of or the entirety of ePUC or any Content, without notice or liability to you.
Restricted Access. Regardless of whether you are an individual accessing ePUC as a filer in your own right or in a representative capacity, you are only authorized to use and access ePUC and the Content through use of your personal filer identification and password (your personal account). You are responsible to ensure that your personal account is not disclosed to any other person. If you disclose your personal account to any other person or become aware of any unauthorized access to ePUC using your personal account, you must notify the State immediately by contacting the State via electronic mail sent to: email@example.com. You are responsible for all claims, proceedings, liabilities, obligations and costs resulting directly or indirectly from the use of your personal account by any person to whom you disclosed such information or by any other person.
Unauthorized Access. Access to ePUC for the purpose of accessing, filing, using or browsing Content via the internet is permitted; ALL OTHER ATTEMPTS TO ACCESS OR USE ePUC, THE CONTENT, THE RELATED COMPUTER SYSTEMS OR THEIR RESOURCES ARE UNAUTHORIZED.
Required Equipment. You are solely responsible for obtaining and maintaining any equipment or ancillary services needed to connect to, access or use ePUC and the Content, including, without limitation, an internet connection, modem, hardware, software, firmware, peripherals, and long distance or local telephone service, if applicable. You are solely responsible for ensuring that such equipment or ancillary services are compatible with ePUC and the Content. You are solely responsible for any fees or costs associated with all such equipment or ancillary services.