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GENERAL
This site is created and controlled by B and B Ventures, Inc. in the State of New York, United States of America. As such, the State of New York shall govern these disclaimers and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. The right to make changes at any time to this site, the conditions, and disclaimers is reserved by B and B Ventures, Incorporated. B and B Ventures, Inc. reserves the right to make any and all changes to the Energyhotwire.com web site and to change, modify, add or remove items, terms of these Terms & Conditions at its sole discretion without notice to the user. Changes to the Terms & Conditions shall be effective immediately, and subsequent use by any visitor through email, submit forms, membership, and any other correspondence, shall constitute your acceptance of these changes.

DISCLAIMER
The options, suggestions and/or recommendations on energyhotwire.com, and responses to members' emails, have been calculated for the highest possible accuracy. However, B and B Ventures, Inc. is not liable if projected savings are not actually achieved and/or the performance of a design(s), lighting or any other, does not meet one’s personal expectations or calculations. Data is based on an analysis of different conditions and equipment as of 1998. Also content can be based on information provided by members through energyhotwire’s membership program. Presented information such as: approximate kilowatt cost of the area and average local costs for materials and labor, estimated savings, evaluations, suggestions, options, recommendations, and solutions are based upon government, engineers, and/or manufacturer’s reports and specification sheets. The degree of your savings depends upon many factors, such as; the use of the premises in a de facto manner, seasonal variations in fuel and electric costs, weather, specific energy use practices, proper maintenance of equipment, which manufacturers you purchase products from and including which and/or how many measures you implement.
Visitors acknowledge that there are other sources of information available and these sources may contain more recent and correct data. In addition, these sources may contain outdated and incorrect data. All information and postings on energyhotwire.com including those from emails or blogs are another source of information that will need to be confirmed by the visitor reading them. While every effort is made to provide up-to-date energy saving information, B and B Ventures, Inc. is not liable for any inaccurate data that was provided to us by a misinformed source or out dated data due to the rapid change in technology today. Comparisons and confirmation must be done at all times for everything by the visitor in order to become the educated consumer with an accurate conclusion.
This web site is for homeowners to use as a guide and to have another source of information that is presented in general terms in order to help the homeowner get a better understanding of the topics presented. This web site is not for specific situations in a home or for Commercial use.
B and B Ventures, Inc. provides this site on an "AS IS" basis and makes no warranty or representation, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. B and B Ventures, Inc., or its affiliates, their respective officers, directors, employees and representatives will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental punitive and consequential damages.

IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR RESPECTIVE ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEB SITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH SAVING ENERGY, MONEY, AND ENVIRONMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

WEB LINKS
Links to third party sites let you the visitor leave energyhotwire’s web pages and this site. Visitors are deemed to acknowledge that B and B Ventures, Inc. has no control and hereby disclaims responsibility for any information contained in any other web pages and/or site(s) accessed through hyperlinks. B and B Ventures, Inc. accepts no liability for any direct, indirect, consequential or other losses or damages of whatever kind arising from using any hyperlink.

COPYRIGHTS/ TRADEMARKS / PATENTS
All content included on this web site is the property of B and B Ventures, Inc. and is protected by U.S. copyright laws. The content and software on this site is to be used as an information resource. Visitors acknowledge that there are other sources of information available and these sources may contain more recent and correct data. In addition, these sources may contain outdated and incorrect data. Comparisons and confirmation must be done at all times and for everything, so you may become the educated consumer.
Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance, of the content of this site is strictly prohibited. All other trademarks, logos, graphics and service names are the property of their respective companies.
All written work in this site is COPYRIGHT© 2007 by B and B Ventures, Incorporated. The IMAGES displayed on this "web site" are for VIEWING ONLY. Photos and images may not be downloaded, manipulated or reproduced in any way or form without prior written permission from the copyright owner. Commercial or private use without explicit written consent is prohibited. Violations of the copyright laws are punishable through US and worldwide laws.

INFORMATION, PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS AND TEXT available through this web site are for educational purposes only. Photographs and written material may NOT be copied, distributed, published or printed for any commercial purpose without prior written consent of the copyright owner.

TERMS and CONDITIONS OF FREE MEMBERSHIP, EMAILING ENERGYHOTWIRE.COM, AND CONTESTS

1) FREE MEMBERSHIP
Any visitor 18 years of age or older may sign up with energyhotwire.com's free membership. Membership allows the visitor the following benefits:
A.) To email energyhotwire.com energy related questions at any time.
B.) To email in your own energy related story, energy saving step or current energy saving information.
C.) To enter energyhotwire contests.

Visitors acknowledge that upon signing up for membership, emailing, and entering a contest with energyhotwire.com,
that they agree to the following Terms and Conditions Below:

2) EMAILING ENERGYHOTWIRE.COM
Any visitor 18 years of age or older who has membership with energyhotwire.com may submit to us an energy related question, story, energy saving step or current energy saving information. The web site page under "Hotwire Blog" will host these email submit forms and blog postings.

Visitors acknowledge that upon signing up for membership, emailing, and entering a contest with energyhotwire.com,
that they agree to the following Terms and Conditions Below:

3) CONTESTS
Any visitor 18 years of age or older who has membership with energyhotwire.com may enter the current contest when a contest is active.The web site page under "Contest" will host these submit forms to enter.

Visitors acknowledge that upon signing up for membership, emailing, and entering a contest with energyhotwire.com,
that they agree to the following Terms and Conditions Below:

Upon requesting and receiving membership from energyhotwire.com, sending email and submit forms to energyhotwire.com, and entering contests with energyhotwire.com, permission is given to B and B Ventures, Incorporated's EnergyHotWire.com to use emails, stories, images, and information, etc. in all areas of this web site. Thus, B and B Ventures, Incorporated's EnergyHotWire web site reserves the right to use all submitted emails, information, images, etc. as deemed necessary for display in all areas of this web site.
B and B Ventures, Incorporated's EnergyHotWire.com, has the option, at its sole discretion to decide whether to crop, edit or otherwise alter any images as well as not use or remove any images from its web site. All submitted images must be original work and have never been copyrighted. B and B Ventures, Incorporated's EnergyHotWire.com, reserves the right at its sole discretion to edit or reject the use or answer any emails that are considered inappropriate or inaccurate. However if this condition is ignored by error, in extreme cases,
B and B Ventures, Incorporated's EnergyHotWire web site will notify authorities to settle this matter legally.
All members are responsible to share his/her information at his/her own risk.
B and B Ventures, Incorporated and EnergyHotWire.com is not responsible for any misleading or inaccurate data that is presented to them as correct by member's emails that are submitted and posted on the EnergyHotWire web site and/or Blog. Each member is solely responsible for the energy saving data they email and is posted on the web site.

B and B Ventures, Incorporated's EnergyHotWire.com will attempt to respond to all membership requests received within a reasonable time period. Presently allow up to 15 working days for a return email.
You must answer all question for your membership to be authorized
If you happen to forget your password you will have to sign up again for membership

B and B Ventures, Incorporated's EnergyHotWire.com will attempt to answer all received emailed energy related questions within a reasonable time period. Presently allow up to 15 working days for a return email.
Only B and B Ventures, Incorporated's EnergyHotWire.com will determine if a received submit form with an energy related story, energy saving step, or current energy saving information will be posted on the "Hotwire Blog".
Advertising or promoting of commercial or personal links, web sites, or businesses is not allowed through emails, submit forms, or contest entries.
B and B Ventures, Inc. reserves the right to change accessibility given to members for emailing, submitting, and entering contests at any time without prior notice due to the member not following all said rules and conditions. In addition, the membership of that person may be terminated without prior notification.

B and B Ventures, Inc. OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
R1. Contest only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of B and B Ventures, Inc., its subsidiaries or employees of outside companies, hired by B and B Ventures, Inc. and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules.
Contest Period: Contest begins 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 22, 2009 and ends 11:59:59 p.m. ET on November 1, 2010.
  To Enter:
A.) Get a membership from EnergyHotwire.com
B.) Locate the "KEY PHRASE" that can be found on a web page in one of the "How To Save" sections of our web site.
C.) Once you have both A & B, use our Contest Submit Form under "Contest" section to enter and get a chance to win!
LIMIT:  One (1) entry per person/e-mail address/address during the contest period. Any attempt by any person to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using any device or artifice may void that person's entry and that person will be disqualified. All information provided on the Contest Submit Form is subject to verification. Winning contestants (members) will be limited to two (2) prizes per calendar year.
R2.  DRAWING: All entries of the contest with correct information and answers will be entered into the drawing for the prize. One (1) winner will be selected after the contest period has ended in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the contest period.  The drawing will be held on or about November 17, 2010. The drawing will be performed by an independent judge, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winner will be notified by email within ten (15) working days after drawing. Prize cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted, or redeemed for cash, B and B Ventures, Inc. reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should stated prize become unavailable. Prize will only be shipped to a winner outside of the continental United States, when the winner pays for the additional shipping fees. Winners are responsible for any sales tax, maintenance, service, and installation fees associated with the prizes. If winner is a minor, prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Any other taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner.
R3.  PRIZE/ODDS/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE: One (1) Contest Prize: A Solar Attic Fan with an approximate retail value of $385.00.  Installation costs are not included. Contest prize is NOT redeemable for cash. Odds of winning in any drawing depend upon the total number of eligible entries received for that drawing. 
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Participants agree (a) that B and B Ventures, Inc., its subsidiaries and employees will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by participants against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to person(s), including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activity, or for any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize; and (b) except where legally prohibited, winner grants (and agree to confirm that grant in writing, but is not contingent upon) permission for B and B Ventures, Inc. and those acting with or under its authority to use his/her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising, trade and/or publicity purposes without additional compensation in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the Internet and/or World Wide Web, without notice, review or approval.
By participating in this Contest, you acknowledge and agree that B and B Ventures, Inc. may collect the personal information submitted by you, and use the information pursuant to B and B Ventures, Inc.’s privacy policy available at the end of this page. Winners acknowledge that upon winning, permission is given to B and B Ventures, Inc. to use their basic information, such as last name and other general information on the Contest Winner’s web page.
If any prize notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if the winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, such prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.
Members submitting addresses and / or email addresses that can not be verified will be eliminated from the Contest.
B and B Ventures, Inc. reserves the right to change accessibility given to members for emailing, submitting, and entering contests at any time without prior notice due to the member not following all said rules and conditions. In addition, the membership of that person may be terminated without prior notification.
Advertising or promoting of commercial, personal links, or web sites is not allowed through emails, submit forms, or contest entries.

R4.  LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Neither B and B Ventures, Inc. nor its agencies are responsible for lost, late, damaged, stolen, illegible, postage due, misdirected, incomplete, non-delivered or unintelligible entries, mail or e-mail; or for interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), web site, telephone or other connections, availability or accessibility, or miscommunications, or failed computer, satellite or cable transmissions, or lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of this Contest, as solely determined by the B and B Ventures, Inc., will be disqualified. Neither B and B Ventures, Inc. nor its agencies are responsible or liable for any typographical or other error(s) in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize. Entries generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Neither B and B Ventures, Inc. nor its agencies are responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the web site. Should any portion of Contest be, in B and B Ventures, Inc. sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the B and B Ventures, Inc., corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, B and B Ventures, Inc. reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest, and select a winner from entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by B and B Ventures, Inc. Neither B and B Ventures, Inc. nor its agencies are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; and neither B and B Ventures, Inc. nor its agencies assume any responsibility for any error, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized use to this web site. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules, and for entry by e-mail notifications distributed by B and B Ventures, Inc., the named e-mail recipient will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses.
IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR RESPECTIVE ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEB SITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

4.) WARRANTIES/DISCLAIMERS:
A) Products manufactured by B and B Ventures, Incorporated:
B and B Ventures, Incorporated products are made from quality materials and are manufactured to exacting specifications. B and B Ventures, Incorporated is not responsible for any minor product variations, imperfections, discrepancies or other inconsistencies.
The warranties and remedies set forth herein do not apply to:
i) products, advice, assistance, or service or services which B and B Ventures, Incorporated furnishes to Buyer for payment, as a business courtesy, or otherwise.
ii) any products or parts thereof which have been subjected to misuse (including but not limited to any violation of B and B Ventures, Incorporated instructions), neglect (including but not limited to improper maintenance), improper storage or incorrect installation.
THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES, ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD HEREUNDER, WHETHER AS TO MERCHANT ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER MATTER.
B) Products not manufactured by B and B Ventures, Incorporated:
Warranty or warranties obtaining to products manufactured by a person, company, entity or other organization other than B and B Ventures, Incorporated include solely those warranties or warranty provided by manufacturer or manufacturers of said products.
E. Limitations of Liability:
a) B and B Ventures, Incorporated will not under any circumstances, whether as a result of breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort or otherwise be liable for consequential, incidental, special or exemplary damages including , but not limited to loss of profits or revenues, loss of use of or damage to any associated equipment, cost of capital, cost of substitute products, facilities or services, downtime costs, or claims of B and B Ventures, Incorporated Energyhotwire.com's members.
b) B and B Ventures, Incorporated LIABILITY ON ANY CLAIM OF ANY KIND FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF, RESULTING FROM, OR CONCERNING ANY ASPECT OF PRIZES AWARDED OR FROM THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES FURNISHED HEREUNDER SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PRICE OF THE SPECIFIC PRODUCT OR SHIPMENT WHICH GIVES RISE TO THE CLAIM
c) B and B Ventures, Incorporated will not be subjected to any liability, whether in contract, warranty, tort, or otherwise on any claim for less or damage concerning products, parts, advice, assistance, or service which B and B Ventures, Incorporated furnishes to winner or members or visitors as a business courtesy, but are not required.

5.) ADVERTISING on B and B VENTURES, INCORPORATED'S ENERGYHOTWIRE.COM WEB SITE:
At no time does B and B Ventures, Incorporated and Energyhotwire.com support, recommend or endorse any of the companies, products, and services advertising on B and B Ventures, Incorporated's Energyhotwire.com web site.

6.) Energyhotwire.com PRIVACY POLICY

Energyhotwire.com gathers customer information needed to communicate information which we believe will be of interest to you and to administer our business. In order to best serve you, we may gather information from you in a few instances.

First, when you visit our site, we may collect non-personally identifiable information from you. Through the use of computer "cookies" we collect data, such as your IP address, browser type, domain name, and specific energyhotwire.com web pages through which you click. This data is collected automatically and utilized to help us look for trends so that we can improve our web site.

Second, we may ask you to provide information in a few circumstances. When you use energyhotwire.com, we will ask you to voluntarily provide certain personally identifiable information, such as, your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. We may also ask you to answer some general questions to help us look for trends so that we can improve our web site. We may also need this information to process and fulfill your membership, notify you, and provide personalized membership interaction with you. Other examples of when we may ask you to voluntarily provide personally identifiable information include if you enter one of our contests.

What information is shared and with whom?
Energyhotwire.com does NOT rent or sell customer information to outside marketers. We may share your information (as described above) with members of the B and B Ventures, Inc. family of businesses to provide you with products or services that you have requested or to provide you with promotional offers that we believe will be of interest to you. The B and B Ventures, Inc. family of businesses includes all B and B Ventures, Inc. affiliates as well as other selected businesses with which B and B Ventures, Inc. has a relationship and which have agreed to adhere to our strict standards for providing quality products and services, responding to your needs, and protecting B and B Ventures, Inc.’s member information.

Will I receive notice of changes to the Privacy Policy?
This policy is subject to change and the changes will become effective immediately. Effective Date: April 4, 2008