Last Modified: May 7, 2022
The Website is an online network marketplace. You understand and agree that if you submit a request through the Website, we will share your personal information (such as your full name, address, telephone number, and financial information) with participating providers in our network to process and fulfill your request. You understand and agree that we are not a solar installer, manufacturer or undertake a credit analysis or make credit decisions in connection with the Service and that we are not a party to any agreement that you may make with any participating service provider whom you choose to use or from whom you obtain a solar installation. The participating provider(s) with whom you contract to assist you is solely responsible for its services to you. You further acknowledge and agree that we are not acting as your agent or broker and are not recommending any particular service provider to you. Any compensation we may receive is paid by the participating service provider for advertising services we provide to them. We do not charge you a fee to use the Website. You understand that the requirements for a particular service are made by the participating service providers and we do not endorse, warrant, or guarantee the products or service provider or installer. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall constitute an offer or promise for a loan commitment or solar installation. You agree that we shall not be liable for any damages or costs of any type which arise out of or in connection with your use of the service provider's services. You also give us permission to send you periodic updates of services and products which may be of interest to you. Please note that information we provide you either on the website or by email may not be used as the sole basis for your decision to retain a particular service provider, and their services may not meet your particular needs. Please seek the advice of an appropriate professional for an assessment of the loan information provided by the lender.
REJECTION, TERMINATION AND CANCELLATION
Company or its participating service provider may reject any registration or subsequent application from any person with or without cause at their sole discretion. Your status as a registered user creates only a customer relationship with Company and does not create an employment relationship, an independent contractor relationship, an agency relationship, or any other relationship. You may cancel your request at anytime by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
PROHIBITED USER CONDUCT
A. You are prohibited from any conduct that, in Company's sole discretion, restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Website or any linked Website. You are prohibited from accessing or attempting to access private areas of the Website or any other user's information. You are prohibited from impersonating any person or entity or otherwise falsely stating or misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity.
B. You are prohibited from using any data, content, and any information provided or used on the Website, as well as your use of our Website, products and services which will infringe or facilitate infringement on any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary, publicity, or privacy rights of any person or entity, including third-parties. You are prohibited from using any data, content or information which contains or promotes any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs or other computer programming or code that is designed or intended to damage, destroy, intercept, download, interfere, manipulate, or otherwise interrupt or expropriate the Website, data, personal information, software, equipment, servers or content or facilitate or promote hacking or similar conduct. You are prohibited from harvesting, sweeping, or use any other means, to collect information about users of the Website; Use automated means, including spiders, robots, bots, scripts, crawlers, or the like, in connection with any activity on the Website; Resell, assign, sublicense, otherwise transfer, or delegate your rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions without the prior express written authorization of Company; Modify, publish, transmit, transfer or sell, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, link, display or in any way exploit any Website content; or except as otherwise expressly permitted on the Website, use any information you may obtain from the Website (including without limitation, user information) to send any other person unsolicited messages, commercial or otherwise, by electronic, telephonic, postal or other means.
By signing up at the Website, you are giving your consent to receive promotions or newsletters from Company, our affiliates and/or third-party marketers. If you do not wish to receive these emails, you may request to be removed by using the opt-out mechanism listed in the email messages you receive. To opt-out of email promotions from Company alone, you may simply use our convenient Opt-Out Page located at the bottom of the first page of the Website. Please note that exercising an opt-out mechanism only applies to the company with which you exercised that right.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT/PROMOTIONS, THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS, AND THIRD PARTY WEBSITE ACTIVITIES
The Website may display and make available content, promotions, advertisements, and offers provided by third parties ("Third Party Promotions"), as well as goods and services offered by third parties ("Third Party Products"). You understand and agree that Company shall not be responsible and shall have no liability for any Third Party Promotion or Third Party Product or for your activities on any third party Websites for whom Company displays offers ("Third Party Website Activity"), and that you participate in or choose to click on a Third Party Promotion, purchase and/or use a Third Party Product, or participate in a Third Party Website Activity solely at your own risk. You agree that your sole remedy in connection with any Third Party Promotion, Third Party Product or Third Party Website Activity will be with the applicable Third Party offering the Third Party Promotion, Third Party Product or Third Party Website Activity and that you shall have no remedy against Company arising from your use of or participation in, or inability to use or participate in, any Third Party Promotion, Third Party Product or Third Party Website Activity.
RELATIONSHIP WITH MARKETING PROVIDERS
This is an independent Website and is not affiliated with any of the listed products or services. Trademarks, service marks, logos, and/or domain names are the property of their respective owners, who have no association with or make any endorsement of the products or services provided by this Website. Furthermore, participating service providers are independent third parties and this Website is not acting as a principal, agent or broker with respect to any providers.
At Company, we collect personally identifiable information (“PII”) and non-personally identifiable information (“Non-PII”) from you. Personally identifiable information is information that can be used to identify you personally. Non-personally identifiable information is information that must be combined with other information to identify you personally.
Personally Identifiable Information Collected
Personal information is information that identifies you as an individual, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number. We may collect personal information from you in a variety of ways:
When you send us an application or other form
When you conduct a transaction with us, our affiliates, or others
When we collect information about in you in support of a transaction, such as credit card information
In some places on this Site you have the opportunity to send us personal information about yourself, to elect to receive particular information, to purchase access to one of our products or services, or to participate in an activity.
Utility usage information
While it may not be personally identifiable in nature, we may collect certain information about your electric utility usage in order to find out if you qualify for the products and services advertised on the Sites.
Non personal information is information that cannot identify you. Whenever you use our website, we may collect Non-PII from you, such as your IP address, zip code, gender, browsing history, search history, and registration history, interactions with the Site, usage information, location, referring URL, browser, operating system, data usage, data transferred, and Internet service provider. We may also collect information including but not limited to postings you make on the public areas of our website, messages you send to us, and correspondence we receive from other members or third parties about your activities or postings.
Use of Your Information
Some of your information will be visible to us or other users of the Site to facilitate communication. We use various tracking mechanisms to track the use of customers on our Site. We will never sell your information without your permission; however you agree that we may use your information in the following ways:
To provide any services offered and to operate the Company Site.
To enhance or improve our users’ experiences.
To contact you via email or other electronic communications where you have an inquiry.
To notify you of additional Company updates.
Personal information is used to primarily contact you to receive a free roof analysis, answer questions about solar energy, provide a detailed quote if requested, or any other matter related to marketing solar energy. Methods we, or a third party affiliate, may use to contact you are via: phone call, e-mail, telephone auto-dialing system, or SMS/MMS messaging, by Company or one of its affiliate(s) or marketing partners, including but not limited to:
You may opt out of receiving communications at any time by contacting Company, Company email, or any of its marketing partners or affiliate(s) email@example.com
Personal information collected online may be combined with information you provide to us through other sources We may also remove your personal identifiers (your name, email address, etc.). In this case, you would no longer be identified as a single unique individual. Once we have de-identified information, it is non-personal information and we may treat it like other non-personal information. Finally, we may use your personal information to protect our rights or property, or to protect someone’s health, safety or welfare, and to comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process.
Accessing, Editing, and Removing Your Information
If you have any questions or wish to review, change, or access any of your information collected by us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, if you wish to opt out of our data collection practices or would like us to remove any of your information from our databases, please either follow instructions on the page of the web site on which you have provided such information or subscribed or registered or contact us. After you have canceled your account please be aware that we may keep inaccessible copies of your PII and non-PII subject to our data retention policies.
Cookies and Tracking
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Company websites you visit.
Third Party Access to Your Information
Although you are entering into an Agreement with Company to disclose your information to us, we do use third party individuals and organizations to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others to allow you to access the Site.
For instance, in the ordinary course of business we may share some personal information with companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf. In all cases in which we share your personal information with a third party for the purpose of providing a service to us, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the services we asked them to provide.
We will not sell, exchange or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with one of our marketing partners or affiliate(s), including but not limited to:
For some sorts of transactions, in addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect personal information directly from you to assist you with your transaction. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use your personal information before they collect it.
If you submit a review for a third party (person or business) using our Facebook Fan Review Application, during the submission process we ask your permission to gather your basic information (such as name and email address) which we then share with the third party for whom you are submitting the review. We may be legally compelled to release your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation.
We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting web site visitors who violate our rules or engage in behavior, which is harmful to other visitors (or illegal). We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we feel that the disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or property, protect someone’s health, safety or welfare, or to comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process. As discussed in the section on cookies and other technologies, from time to time we may allow a third party to serve advertisements on this web site.
Opt Out of Commercial, Non-Commercial Communications and Do Not Track
If you decide to provide us with your contact information, you agree that we may send you communications via text and emails. However, you may unsubscribe from certain communications by notifying Company that you no longer wish to receive these communications and we will endeavor to promptly remove you from our mailing list or communications once we have received that request. We currently do not offer functionality for you to opt out through “do not track” listings. If you wish to opt out of certain communications or information collection, please contact us at email@example.com.
Company or other users may post links to third party websites on Site, which may include information that we have no control over. When accessing a third party site through our Site, you acknowledge that you are aware that these third party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by us.
We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized personnel and third party vendors have access to your personal information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal information. For this reason, we recommend that you use anti-virus software, routine credit checks, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security and privacy threats.
This Site contains links to other sites that provide information that we consider to be interesting. Company is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
This site may provide public discussions on various business valuation topics. Please note that any information you post in these discussions will become public, so please do not post sensitive information in the public discussions. Whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. We are not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users disclose in any such forums on the web site. Company does not agree or disagree with anything posted on the discussion board. Also remember that you must comply with our other published policies regarding postings on our public forums.
Your California Privacy Rights
We intend to fully comply with American and international laws respecting children’s privacy including COPPA. Therefore, we do not collect or process any information for any persons under the age of 18. If you are under 18 and using our Site, please stop immediately and do not submit any information to us. In the event that you become aware that we have inadvertently collected any information from users under the age of 18, please contact us immediately.
Merger and Acquisition
In the event that Company is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. Please be aware that once the information is transferred your privacy rights may change.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
Except as expressly set forth herein, Company is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information or entry of information, whether caused by users of the Website or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in connection with the Website or the products or services provided on or through the Website, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of information received by Company. Company assumes no responsibly for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or authorized access to, or alteration of, information received or submitted in connection with the Website. Company is not responsible for any problems, errors or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, or software, or any failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from use of the Website or Website Content.
THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE WEBSITE CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE FOREGOING, COMPANY, AND ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, PARTNERS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, ADVERTISERS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (i) ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, OR OTHERWISE OF THE WEBSITE, AND THE WEBSITE CONTENT; AND (ii) ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT ANY PORTION OF THE WEBSITE OR THE WEBSITE CONTENT WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR ANYTHING ELSE MANIFESTING CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES; OR THAT ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR WEBSITE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY, ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, PARTNERS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, PROVIDERS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND EMPLOYEES AND SHAREHOLDERS BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY (i) FOR ANY INDIRECT, DIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR INFORMATION, AND THE LIKE), OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE AVAILABILITY, USE, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR WEBSITE CONTENT, EVEN IF ALL SUCH PARTIES SHALL HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE; OR (ii) FOR ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN, OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES OF THE WEBSITE OR THE WEBSITE CONTENT.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Company, its parents, subsidiaries, partners, agents, affiliates, licensors, providers, successors and assigns and their respective officers, directors, employees and shareholders harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys fees, arising in any way from, in connection with or as a result of your use or inability to use the Website and or Website Content, any information provided to you by the Website, or any violation of these Terms and Conditions by you.
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO WAIVE ALL LAWS THAT MAY LIMIT THE EFFICACY OF SUCH RELEASES. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO WAIVE THE PROVISIONS OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH PROVIDES; "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IS KNOWN BY HIM, MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE, REMISE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CLIENTS, VENDORS, AND CONTRACTORS AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND ALL OTHER RELATED PERSONS OR ENTITIES FROM ANY AND ALL MANNER OF RIGHTS, CLAIMS, COMPLAINTS, DEMANDS, CAUSES OF ACTION, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, LEGAL FEES, COSTS, AND DISBURSEMENTS OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, WHICH NOW OR HEREAFTER ARISE FROM, RELATE TO, OR ARE CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.
DEALINGS WITH THIRD PARTIES
Your correspondence or business dealings with any third parties as a result of your use of this Website and participation in the Service, including, but not limited to, business dealings with service providers, or any other terms, conditions, warranties, representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that Company shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such a third party on the Website.
This Agreement will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. The parties agree that any and all disputes, claims or controversies arising out of or relating to the Agreement, its interpretation, performance, or breach, that are not resolved by informal negotiation within thirty (30) days (or any mutually agreed extension of time), shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration before a single arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"). Either party may commence the arbitration process called for herein by submitting a written demand for arbitration with the AAA, and providing a copy to the other party. The arbitration will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the AAA's Commercial Dispute Resolutions Procedures in effect at the time of submission of the demand for arbitration. The costs of arbitration plus reasonable attorneys fees (including fees for the value of services provided by in house Provider) shall be awarded to the prevailing party in such arbitration.
RIGHT TO OPT OUT
If you do not wish to be bound by this arbitration clause, you must notify the Company in writing within 60 days after signing this Agreement or your rejection of arbitration will not be effective. You must send your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request must include your telephone number(s) and a clear statement of your intent, such as "I reject the arbitration clause stated in the Company's Website Terms and Conditions."
WAIVER AND SEVERABILITY OF TERMS
The failure by Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Agreement remain in full force and effect.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Company and governs your use of the Website and Service, superseding any prior agreements. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase other Company services, affiliated services, third-party content or third-party software.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
YOU AGREE THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY STATUTE OR LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF RELATED TO USE OF THE SERVICE OR THE AGREEMENT MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE OR BE FOREVER BARRED.
PLEASE PRINT AND RETAIN A COPY OF THIS AGREEMENT FOR YOUR RECORDS.
Typical bill savings estimates are based on 20-year savings with a 5kW solar system. These estimates assume a utility inflation rate of 2.2% and assume 84% percent of needs are met by solar panels. The electricity rates used are state averages as of September of 2016 (according to EIA). Ownership of the solar system and panels is also assumed. Typical savings may vary according to roof, shading, and other home properties.
A consumer's eligibility to have the costs of their solar installation covered in their state will depend on their tax liability. The Federal ITC is a 26 percent tax credit (as of 2022) on residential (under Section 25D) and commercial (under Section 48) properties that is available in states across America (see https://www.seia.org/initiatives/solar-investment-tax-credit-itc). The average cost of installing solar in terms of labor is around 10% of system costs* and can vary by state, project scope, and installation company. In most cases, a consumer will have more than enough credit to cover the cost of their solar installation provided they have enough tax liability to take advantage of the ITC.
*A typical or average size of a solar system is about 5kW (about 15-25 panels) and typically costs around $30,000. This amount can vary tremendously by state and the project scope. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) estimates that the average cost of labor for a solar project is around $0.59/W, which is generally around 10% of the total cost to install a solar system (assuming a solar system and installation cost of $6.19/W). This means that the average cost to install a typical-sized solar system should be around $3,000. These estimates are subject to change as technological breakthroughs are constantly bringing the cost of solar lower and lower.
A consumer's eligibility to get paid to install solar will also depend on rebates and incentives available in their state, their utility company, and tax liability. Eligible users can receive payments in the form of $/watt of solar installed (depending on their utility provider), in the form of a monetary payment for projects that are within a certain scope, in the form of monetary compensation, or otherwise, from utility providers that offer net metering programs, or in the form of a credit on your income taxes (provided you have enough tax liability to take advantage). All payments are subject to terms, eligibility, and availability and can change over time.
If you have any questions or require additional information related to our information collection practices, please contact us at email@example.com.