PPLWEB.COM™ (“Site”) USER AGREEMENT
This User Agreement (“Agreement”) contains the terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) upon which a user (referred to in this Agreement as “you” or “User”) may access information and services available through this Site.
By accessing, viewing, or using the materials or services available on or through this Site, you indicate that you understand and intend these Terms and Conditions to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract, and equally binding, and that you accept and are legally bound by such Terms and Conditions. PPL Corporation (“PPL”) reserves the right to change the Terms and Conditions under which this Site is offered to you. Any changes will appear in the Agreement at this space on this Site. If you continue to use this Site after PPL changes the Agreement, you will be bound by the Agreement as revised.
1. Grant of License. This Site and the materials and information available on or through this Site are provided by PPL as a service to its Users. This Agreement provides you with a personal, revocable, nonexclusive, non-transferable license to use this Site and the materials and information on this Site, conditioned on your continued compliance with the Terms and Conditions. Except as expressly permitted, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce, publish, license, transfer, sell, mirror, frame, link to or otherwise use any information obtained from this Site. As a further condition of use of this Site, you warrant to PPL that you will not use this Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions.
There are a few rules of conduct that you are required to follow when you use this Site:
- Do not “harvest” (or collect) information from this Site using an automated software tool or manually on a mass basis
- Do not use automated means to access this Site, or gain unauthorized access to this Site or any account or computer system connected to this Site. This prohibition does not apply to search engines accessing this Site solely for web indexing purposes.
- Do not obtain, or attempt to obtain, access to areas of this Site or our systems that are not intended for access by you.
- Do not “flood” this Site with requests or otherwise overburden, disrupt, or harm this Site or its systems.
- Do not circumvent or reverse engineer this Site or its systems.
- Do not restrict or inhibit another User or Users from using and enjoying this Site.
- You also must comply with all applicable laws and contractual obligations when you use this Site.
- We welcome links to this Site so long as: (i) this site opens in a browser window that displays the full version of a page of this Site (e.g., not merely one of its frames, and not an “in-line” link to a particular image or object on this site), (ii) the link to this Site does not state or imply any sponsorship of your website or service by us or by this Site; and (iii) this Site is not display framed within or obfuscated by other content. You may not use on your site any trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials appearing on this Site, including but not limited to any logos, without our express written consent. We reserve the right to revoke your right to link to this Site upon notice. If you receive such a notice from us, you agree to discontinue your link to this Site.
2. Nature of Services. PPL is a holding company that owns electric utilities in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and the United Kingdom. This Site provides information on PPL as well as other material of interest to the public, such as corporate news, investor information, career opportunities, grant information, and educational material.
3. Intellectual Property Rights. All material contained on or available through this Site, unless otherwise expressly indicated, may be protected by law including, but not limited to, United States copyright and trademark law, as well as other state, national, and international laws and regulations. Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, PPL does not grant any express or implied right(s) to you (or any other User) under any patent(s), copyright(s), or trademark(s), or in any trade secret information. Accordingly, unauthorized use of any material contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, trade secret laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and other regulations and statutes. PPL actively and aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.
The contents of and all materials distributed in conjunction with this Site are Copyright © 2017 PPL Corporation and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. PPL also owns a copyright in this Site as a collective work and/or compilation, and in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of this Site’s content.
PPL; the PPL Logo; PPL Electric Utilities Corporation; the PPL Electric Utilities Corporation Logo; Louisville Gas & Electric Logo; Kentucky Utilities Logo; Western Power Distribution Logo, etc.; certain parts of the preceding trademarks and names; and all other names, logos, and icons identifying PPL’s or its subsidiaries’ or affiliates’ products and services are proprietary marks of PPL and its affiliates, and any use of such marks without the express written permission of PPL is strictly prohibited. FORTUNE 500 is a registered trademark of Time, Inc., and other product and company names mentioned on this Site may be the marks of their respective owners.
5. Password Policy. Use of certain portions of this Site requires both log-in information and a password. The log-in information is your email (“User I.D.”). During the registration process for this Site, you must choose a unique sign-on password (“Password”). Each User I.D. and corresponding Password can only be used by one individual or entity.
Anyone with knowledge of both a User’s User I.D. and Password can gain access to the restricted portions of this Site and the information that is available to the User. Accordingly, all Passwords must be kept secret. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you agree to be solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of your Password, as well as for any communications entered through this Site using the Password.
As a condition of use, you must immediately notify PPL if you become aware of any loss or theft of your Password or any unauthorized use of your Password. PPL reserves the right to reset any Passwords that may have been compromised.
6. Confidentiality and Safety on the Internet. Use of the Internet is solely at your own risk and is subject to all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations. Although PPL has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site, the confidentiality and safety of any communication or material transmitted to/from this Site over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, you agree that PPL and its affiliates are not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy or safety of the information contained on this Site, or the consequences of your reliance on such information. You assume sole and complete risk for using this Site and must make your own determination as to these matters. For more private communication, Users may contact PPL by telephone at the numbers listed in the “Contact Us” portion of this Site.
7. Security of Site. Actual or attempted unauthorized use of this Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution. For your protection, PPL reserves the right to view, monitor, and record activity on this Site without notice or permission from you. Any information obtained by monitoring, reviewing, or recording is subject to review by law enforcement organizations in connection with investigation or prosecution of possible criminal activity on this Site. PPL also will comply with all court orders involving requests for such information.
8. Registration Participation Limitation. When registering with PPL, you represent and warrant that: (a) you are 18 years old or older; (b) you are using your actual identity; (c) any information you provide to PPL is accurate and complete; and (d) your registration with PPL and use of this Site will not violate any local, state, national, or international laws or regulations.
9. Links to Other Sites. In its sole discretion, PPL may provide links to other web sites for the convenience of its Users in locating related information and services. These sites are owned and/or maintained by third parties over which PPL exercises no control; accordingly, PPL expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, accuracy of the information, or quality of any products or services provided by or advertised on these third-party web sites.
10. Events Beyond PPL’s Control. PPL will not be responsible for any loss resulting from a cause over which it does not have direct control, including, but not limited to, failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, malware, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes or natural disasters, strikes or other labor problems, wars, or governmental restrictions.
11. DISCLAIMERS. ALTHOUGH PPL ENDEAVORS TO PROVIDE THE MOST ACCURATE, UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION AVAILABLE, THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. MOREOVER, PPL MAY MAKE MODIFICATIONS AND/OR CHANGES TO THIS SITE OR IN THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES DESCRIBED IN THIS SITE AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON.
THUS, YOU, THE USER, ASSUME THE SOLE RISK OF USING THIS SITE AND/OR RELYING ON THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE. PPL MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, LEGALITY, OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES DESCRIBED OR CONTAINED ON THIS SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL PPL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE UTILIZATION OF THIS SITE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF PPL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY REMEDY PROVIDED UNDER THESE TERMS FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY.
12. Indemnity. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless PPL and its affiliates and all of their employees, agents, directors, officers, employees, proprietors, partners, representatives, shareholders, servants, attorneys, predecessors, successors, and assigns, from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liabilities, losses, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses) relating to or arising from your use of this Site, any arrangements you make based on information obtained at this Site, and any breach by you of this Agreement.
13. Contact Information. If you have questions regarding this Site or if you are interested in obtaining more information concerning PPL’s products and services, please refer to the “Contact Us” section of this Site.
PPL welcomes your feedback and suggestions about how to improve this Site. Any ideas, suggestions, information, know-how, material, or any other content (collectively, “content”) received through this Site, however, will be deemed to include a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license for PPL to adopt, publish, reproduce, disseminate, transmit, distribute, copy, use, create derivative works, display (in whole or part) worldwide, or act on such content without additional approval or consideration, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, and you waive any claim to the contrary.
14. Governing Law. This Agreement has been made in and will be construed and enforced in accordance with Pennsylvania law, as applied to agreements entered into and completely performed in Pennsylvania. Any action to enforce this Agreement will be brought in the federal or state courts in Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S., and both parties expressly agree to be subject to the jurisdiction of such courts. This Site is controlled and operated by PPL from its offices within the United States. PPL makes no representation that materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where any of the contents of this Site are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so of their own volition and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
15. Term and Termination. This Agreement will take effect at the time the User begins using this Site (thereby indicating acceptance of these Terms and Conditions). PPL reserves the right at any time to deny you or any User access to this Site or any portion thereof, and to terminate this Agreement.
17. Waiver. Failure to insist on strict performance of any of the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement will not operate as a waiver of any subsequent default or failure of performance.
18. Admissibility. A printed version of these Terms and Conditions and of any related notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms and Conditions to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
19. Severability. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall continue in effect.
20. User/PPL. No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and PPL as a result of this Agreement or your use of this Site.
21. Reservation of Rights. Any rights not expressly granted are reserved by PPL.