Terms and Conditions
The Energy and Telecommunication Division’s (“Energy Division”) website: smartenergybarbdos.com (“Site”) is currently provided free-of-charge to users who agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement. The Energy Division reserves the right to change the nature of this relationship at any time, and to revise these guidelines and Terms and Conditions from time to time as the Energy Division sees fit. Users who violate the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement will have their access cancelled and they may permanently be banned from using the Site and any interactive services. Users should check these Terms and Conditions periodically. By using the Site after we post changes to these Terms and Conditions, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you actually reviewed them.
Entering the Site will constitute your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions, please do not enter the Site.
Changes to Terms and Conditions
The Energy Division reserves the right at any time without notice to revise the content of the Site and these Terms and Conditions. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions will be posted on the Site and by continuing to use the Site following any such change you will signify that you agree to be bound by the Energy Division’s revised Terms and Conditions.
Material featured on this site is subject to copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The copyright protected material may be reproduced free of charge for personal use without requiring specific permission. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not being used in a misleading context. Requests and enquiries concerning the reproduction of information on this website for any purpose other than personal use, or the use of scripts or codes, requires permission from the Energy and Telecommunications Division.
The permission to reproduce copyright protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.
You may browse and access information contained within this website without providing any personal information. Where you voluntarily provide personal information (e.g. through online forms or email requests), we will only use that information for the purpose for which it was intended and to communicate with you.
We will keep any such information secure and will not disclose it to any third parties. To view any personal information held by us, or if you have any concerns about personal information that we hold and wish to request its correction, you can email us or write to us.
Like most websites, we collect statistical information about your visit to help us improve our website. This information is used for no other purpose and all users are anonymous and not personally identifiable. We collect information on:
- IP addresses
- search terms
- pages accessed and links clicked
- dates and times of visits
- the immediate previous site visited
- operating systems (eg Windows, Mac)
- web browsers
Limitation of Liability
Neither Energy Division, nor its officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, subsidiaries, distributors, affiliates or third parties providing information on this site are responsible or liable for any special, incidental, consequential, punitive or other indirect damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, this site or the information contained on this site, even if Energy Division (or any third party posting information on this site) has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall Energy Division’s total liability (or the total liability of any third party providing information on this site) to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action resulting from your use of this site, whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence) or otherwise, exceed one dollar (BDS$1.00).
Energy Division shall not be liable to you for any breach of these Terms and Conditions or any failure to provide or delay in providing Energy Division’s services through the Site resulting from events or circumstances beyond Energy Division’s reasonable control including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs and other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems or network access, fire, explosion, accident or Acts of God.
Energy Division may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Site, including, but not limited to, any message boards on the Site, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of this Agreement. In the event this Agreement is terminated, the restrictions regarding Materials appearing on the Site, and the representations and warranties, indemnities and limitations of liabilities set forth in this Agreement will survive termination. In the event that you are unsatisfied with the services provided by Energy Division, your sole remedy is to terminate this Agreement.
The Energy Division operates the Site from its offices within Barbados. Energy Division makes no representations that content and materials on the Site are legal or appropriate for use from outside Barbados. If you choose to access the Site from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with any and all local laws. You may not use the Site in violation of Barbados export laws and regulations. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Barbados and for those purposes, you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the Barbadian law courts.
Comments, Complaints and Questions
We welcome your feedback about the Site. However, any comments, ideas, notes, messages, suggestions or other communications sent to the Site shall be and remain the exclusive property of the Energy Division, and we may use all such communications in any manner, including reproducing, disclosing and publishing such communications.
Should you have any questions or complaints regarding violations of this Agreement, please contact us.
The information provided on this website is intended to provide general information to the public and all reasonable measures have been taken to ensure that the information set out in this website is accurate. However, visitors to this website are advised that:
- The information provided does not replace or alter any other official guidelines or requirements.
- The contents of this website should not be construed as legal advice. Before relying on any information in this website users should independently verify its relevance for their purposes.
- The Energy Division may change, delete, add to, or otherwise amend information contained on this website without notice.
- The Energy Division is not responsible for the content of any Sites that may be linked to or from smartenergybarbados.com or any bulletin board associated with the Energy Division. These links are provided for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk. Any other Site accessed from this Site is independent from the Energy Division, and the Energy Division has no control over the content of that other Site. In addition, a link to any other Site does not imply that Energy Division endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such other Site.