Terms & Conditions
By downloading and/or utilizing the Website and/or the Mobile Apps, you consent for us to contact you by phone, text message, email, or other form of electronic communications regarding information related to your account, and you agree to provide a valid phone number, e-mail address or other delivery location so that we may send you certain information about your applicable account or otherwise related to the Website, Mobile Apps, or Services. With respect to the Mobile Apps, you agree that we may send you information relative to their usage through your communication service provider in order to deliver them to you and that your communication service provider is acting as your agent in this capacity.
Through the Website and the Mobile Apps, we provide a variety of information and services to our customers. The information provided on this Website is for general information regarding the Company. This Website has been compiled in good faith by the Company; however, no representation is made as to the completeness or accuracy of the information it contains. In particular, you should be aware that this information may be incomplete, may contain errors or may have become out of date.
Any sites not matching our exact domain names specifically are not owned, operated, or under the control of ONE Gas or its affiliates or divisions, and that any communications or solicitations from such non-matching websites should not be considered legitimate and should be reported to ONE Gas immediately.
3. User Account Administration
a. Accounts. The Website and Mobile Apps offer our customers a variety of functions and services, as described more fully below in Section 5 ("Services"). Many of the Services involve information about customer accounts and other personal information. To protect your privacy, we may require that you establish one or more user accounts to access such Services (each a "User Account"). We reserve the unqualified right (i) to accept or decline to accept an application to open a User Account; (ii) to terminate any User Account; and (iii) to discontinue the provision of any Service related to such User Account.
b. Identification. In connection with opening your User Account(s), you will either designate or receive a user name and password or personal identification number that you can use to establish your identity when you sign in for and use certain Services. You agree (i) to provide accurate and complete information when opening a User Account; (ii) to update your information as necessary so that it remains accurate and complete; and (iii) not to impersonate any other person, operate under an alias, or otherwise conceal your identity.
c. Responsibility for Use. The right to use the Services and functions of a User Account on the Website or through the Mobile Apps is limited to you as the party enrolling and those authorized persons to whom you give your personal identification number or password and so provide written notice to the Company. You are responsible for safeguarding your user name and password or personal identification number and agree to hold the Company harmless from any claims resulting from improper use of your password or personal identification number. You agree to be responsible for all acts or omissions with respect to access to or use of a User Account by any person using your password or personal identification number, and to notify us immediately by contacting a customer service representative for Oklahoma Natural Gas at 800-664-5463, Kansas Gas Service at 800-794-4780 or Texas Gas Service at 800-700-2443 if you believe that the security of your user name, personal identification number, or password has been compromised.
d. Account Information. Information collected from you on this Website or through the Mobile Apps (including information about your Company energy account and personal information) is subject to our Policy (set forth below), which can be found at www.onegas.com.
4. Provision of Data
In order to participate in the services offered at the Website or through the Mobile Apps, you must provide certain current, complete, and accurate information about you as prompted to do so and maintain and update such information as required to keep such information current, complete and accurate. You warrant that such data is accurate and current, and that you are authorized to provide such data. You authorize us to verify such data at any time. If any data that you provide is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, The Company retains the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate your rights to use the Website or the Mobile Apps. Except as otherwise provided herein, any material, information or other communication ("Communications") you transmit or post to this Website or via the Mobile Apps will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. The Company will have no obligations with respect to the Communications. The Company and its designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the Communications and all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Website or through the Mobile Apps any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material that would violate any law.
a. Business Area. Certain business customers of the Company will be able to register as natural gas suppliers, retrieve information regarding natural gas suppliers, access industry bulletin boards and obtain information on economic development. To access these business information tools, business customers must enroll for a User Account with a personal identification number and password.
b. Residential Area. Residential customers of the Company will be able to access the following services in the Customer Care area of the Website, which may be available through the Mobile Apps. Access to the Customer Care area will require account information and a password or user identification number, which may be assigned by the Company or selected by the customer, as determined by the Company in its sole discretion.
(2) Other Customer Services. Residential customers of the Company may also use the following Services, all of which are offered directly by the Company: (a) view their current Texas Gas Service bill; (b) view an energy comparison; (c) view account transaction history; (d) request information regarding budget payment plans; and (e) make certain service requests.
(3) Customer Energy Management. From time to time, Customers may also obtain from our Website or from the Mobile Apps information about energy efficiency measures and energy conservation programs developed by or for the Company and available to the public.
c. Merchant Information. The Website and the Mobile Apps may enable you to search for third party businesses selling gas-related goods and services in certain geographical locations. THE COMPANY IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY SUCH BUSINESSES, AND DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY SUCH BUSINESSES, GOODS, OR SERVICES.
d. Outside Services. From time to time, the Website and the Mobile Apps will enable you to access certain services provided by third party website operators. These services and the information they provide may contain errors and omissions. All such errors and omissions are subject to Section 10 concerning third party content ("Third Party Content"). The Company is not responsible for such errors or omissions, and shall not be liable for any harm, loss, or liability you suffer in reliance on either these outside services or any information they provide. The Company is also not responsible for the functionality, reliability, or the security of these services. As discussed below, when you access some of these outside services, please be aware that you will actually be on a third party website, even though it may appear that you are still browsing the Company’s Website or may have reached the third party website via the Mobile Apps.
All information and material including images and text on this Website are the property of (or under licensed use by) the Company and is subject to copyright protections. The copyright in all material provided on the Website or within the Mobile Apps is held by the Company or by the Company’s licensor. You acknowledge and agree that the Website and the Mobile Apps contain proprietary information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that information presented to you through the Website and the Mobile Apps, including text, graphics, logos, icons, images and software, and the arrangement and compilation of such content are the property of the Company or its content suppliers and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. The Company does not grant any license or authorization to any user of its copyrightable material or other intellectual property by placing them on the Website or within the Mobile Apps. Furthermore, except as stated herein, none of the material may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Company or the copyright owner. However, you may print a copy of the information on the Website or within the Mobile Apps for your personal, non-commercial internal use or records. In so doing, you may not modify the material and you agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. This permission does not give you ownership rights in the information and terminates automatically if you breach any of these terms or conditions. If you make any other use of the Website or the Mobile Apps, except as otherwise provided above, you may violate copyright and other laws of the United States and other countries, as well as applicable state laws and may be subject to penalties.
7. Copyright Infringement
You may contact the Company with complaints regarding allegedly infringing posted material and the Company will investigate those complaints. If the posted material is believed in good faith by the Company to violate any applicable law, the Company will remove or disable access to any such material and the Company will notify the posting party that the material has been blocked or removed in accordance with its copyright infringement policy.
The trademarks, service marks, and logos (the "Trademarks") used and displayed on the Website and in the Mobile Apps are registered and unregistered Trademarks of the Company and/or its affiliates. Nothing on the Website or within the Mobile Apps should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Website or within the Mobile Apps, without the prior written permission of the Trademark owner. The Company aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law. The names “ONE Gas,” “Oklahoma Natural Gas,” “Texas Gas Service,” “Kansas Natural Gas,” www.onegas.com, www.oklahomanaturalgas.com, www.texasgasservice.com, www.kansasgasservice.com, and the click-for-service logo or service mark may not be used in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on the Website or through the Mobile Apps, without prior, written permission. The Company prohibits use of the Company name or logo as a metatag or as a "hot" link to any Company website unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance by the Company in writing. If you have any questions regarding any trademarks on the Website or within the Mobile Apps, please contact the Company.
9. Third Party Linking/Content
a. Links to Third Party Websites. The Website and Mobile Apps may from time to time display links to content, information, websites or electronic services sponsored by third parties. If you click on one of these links (for example, the Payment Service), you will leave the Website or the Mobile Apps and go to the website of the third party. In addition, in some cases, if you request certain content appearing on the Website or through the Mobile Apps, you may be taken to a third party's website actually hosting the content. In some cases, the third party's content may be "framed" in such a way that it may appear you are on the Website or still utilizing the Mobile Apps. Such content, information and websites are publicly available and the Company is providing access to same through this Website solely as a convenience to you. The Company makes no representations or warranties concerning, and is not responsible for, such content or information or the operation of third-party website or electronic services reached by virtue of such links or content, and the presence of such links, information or content does not imply that the Company endorses, sponsors, authorizes or is affiliated with such website(s), services, or third parties, or any services or products offered therein or thereby.
b. Third Party Content. The Company displays and distributes content, information, and certain Services on websites supplied by third parties (including, but not limited to, the Payment Service). The submitting third parties, and not the Company, are solely responsible for any advertisements, opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, data, information, content, or other materials that such third parties express or make available ("Third Party Content"). The Company does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, availability, quality, or usefulness of any Third Party Content, and under no circumstances shall the Company be liable in any way for Third Party Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of Third Party Content being posted or otherwise transmitted either a) through the Website or the Mobile Apps or b) in connection with any of the Services. Any decisions or actions you may make based on content or information contained in this Website or any other websites linked to this one are your sole responsibility.
c. Links to the Website. Third parties are not authorized to include active links on websites they control directing a browser to any part of the Website or the Mobile Apps without the express written consent of the Company. We do not authorize "deep linking" to interior pages on the Website or to any locations within the Mobile Apps. Neither the Website nor the Mobile Apps may be linked to in such a way that the pages of the Website or any information within the Mobile Apps are displayed within a frame on a third-party website, or are otherwise displayed on a browser screen accompanied by advertising or other content not found on the Website. The fact that a third party provides a link to the Website or to the Mobile Apps will not in any way be or imply an endorsement, agency, joint venture, or similar relationship between the Company and any such third party.
d. Data Mining. No user or third party is authorized to use any software, bots, spiders, or other information-gathering devices or programming routines to monitor, copy, or otherwise "mine" information displayed on the Website or within the Mobile Apps for display on or use with any website or service.
10. Business and Investment Information
a. Business Information. In the course of your use of this Website or the Mobile Apps, you may provide, or the Company may otherwise obtain, information about you or your business activities. Any information which you provide or which the Company otherwise obtains will be used solely by the Company and will not be sold or made available to third parties, with the exception of (i) companies controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the Company (ii) the third parties providing data processing or similar services to the Company, or (iii) in connection with the Company's provision or marketing of products and services to you.
b. No Investment Advice or Recommendations. The Website or the Mobile Apps may contain forward-looking information, which information is subject to risks and uncertainties, including risks detailed in our registration statements, and annual and quarterly reports as they are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Although management believes that all such statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that the actual results will not differ materially from those contained in such forward-looking statements.
No materials presented within this Website or the Mobile Apps should be regarded as investment advice or any form of investment recommendation. The Company does not offer to sell or solicit offers to buy securities through this Website or the Mobile Apps. If you are interested in purchasing securities in any company, it is recommended that you contact an appropriately licensed investment professional and review all SEC submitted documents, such as registration statements, before making a decision to purchase or sell any securities. Data and information is provided on this Website or the Mobile Apps for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. Neither the Company nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors or delays in the content provided herein, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.
11. User Conduct
While using the Website, Mobile Apps, or any Service, you may not:
a. retransmit, republish, distribute, reuse, resell, repost, re-engineer, or make multiple copies of the Website or any portion thereof, or any information within the Mobile Apps, without our prior written consent;
b. upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute through the Website or through the Mobile Apps any material that infringes any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, service mark, trade dress, trade secret, or other proprietary rights, or which violates any contractual, fiduciary, or judicially-imposed nondisclosure obligations;
c. engage in conduct, during use of the Website or the Mobile Apps, that is unlawful, threatening, harassing, abusive, fraudulent, defamatory, libelous, or invasive of the privacy or publicity rights of others;
d. upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce or distribute through the Website or through the Mobile Apps any material that contains advertising solicitations, bulk unsolicited emails or spam, chain letters, pyramid opportunities, or offers for the sale of goods or services;
e. upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute through the Website or through the Mobile Apps, or place any links on this Website or within the Mobile Apps to, any material that is vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable;
f. alter, interfere, or disrupt the content or functioning of the Website, the Mobile Apps or the Company's service, including but not limited to uploading, posting, or transmitting any material that (i) contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots, or other computer programming routines that damage, interfere with, capture, intercept, or expropriate the Website, the Mobile Apps or any data contained therein; or (ii) disproportionately burdens the operation of the Website or the Mobile Apps;
g. use the Website or the Mobile Apps to gain unauthorized entry or access to User Accounts or other computer systems or networks;
h. "mirror" the Website, the Mobile Apps or any content therein on any other server without the express prior written permission of the Company;
i. impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, forge headers, or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content that you post or otherwise transmit to us or via the Website or via the Mobile Apps;
j. upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce or distribute through the Website or through the Mobile Apps any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law, regulation, or government order; or
k. download significant amounts of data that will disrupt the operation of the Website or the Mobile Apps.
12. Mobile Activity
14. Disclaimer of Warranties
THE WEBSITE, THE MOBILE APPS AND THESE SERVICES, AND ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME BY THE COMPANY WITHOUT NOTICE AND ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS FROM THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE WEBSITE OR THE MOBILE APPS, THE OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE OR THROUGH THE MOBILE APPS, THE TRANSACTIONS PERFORMED ON THE WEBSITE OR THROUGH THE MOBILE APPS, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS AND/OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE OR WITHIN THE MOBILE APPS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, FREEDOM FROM CONTAMINATION BY COMPUTER VIRUSES AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PROVIDER OF SERVICES VIA THE WEBSITE OR THE MOBILE APPS WARRANTS THAT (i) THE SERVICES OFFERED ON THE WEBSITE OR THE MOBILE APPS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICES OFFERED ON THE WEBSITE OR THE MOBILE APPS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES ON THE WEBSITE OR THE MOBILE APPS WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE CONTENT OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE OR WITHIN/THROUGH THE MOBILE APPS IS COMPLETE, ACCURATE OR AVAILABLE, OR (v) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE, MOBILE APPS, OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR THROUGH THE MOBILE APPS, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
15. Limitation of Liability
THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, OR ASSIGNS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, INVESTMENT LOSS OR WASTED MANAGEMENT TIME) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE OR MOBILE APPS OR ANY OF THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR THROUGH THE MOBILE APPS. IN NO EVENT WILL THE LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, OR ASSIGNS, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED $500, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY RELATED TO THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR MOBILE APPS OF SUCH DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS IN SECTION 14 ("DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES") AND THIS SECTION 15 ("LIMITATION OF LIABILITY") MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WE CANNOT AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING FROM THE INTERNET OR THE WEBSITE OR THROUGH THE MOBILE APPS WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE CODE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING SUFFICIENT PROCEDURES AND CHECKPOINTS TO SATISFY YOUR PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTI-VIRUS PROTECTION AND ACCURACY OF DATA INPUT AND OUTPUT, AND FOR MAINTAINING A MEANS EXTERNAL TO OUR WEBSITE OR THE MOBILE APPS FOR ANY RECONSTRUCTION OF ANY LOST DATA. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, MOBILE DEVICE(S), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE MOBILE APPS, THE WEBSITE OR ANY MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEBSITE, THE MOBILE APPS OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO THEM.
17. Governing Law
18. No Guarantee of Confidentiality
The Company cannot guarantee that your use of the Website or the Mobile Apps will be confidential. The Company is not responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a) a disclosure in respect to your use of the Website or the Mobile Apps or b) any information you transmit to or via the Website or the Mobile Apps.
19. No Other Agreements
20. Normal Website Usage
You can visit the Website to review Company information without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. The only information we collect and store during normal Website usage is the name of your Internet service provider, the browser (including available plug-ins and browser functionality) and type of machine you are using, the IP address, the website that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests. We use this information to generate statistics and measure Website activity to improve the usefulness of customer visits. During normal Website usage, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number or social security number.
21. Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
There are instances where the Company requests personally identifiable information to provide the Website visitor a Service, information or correspondence (e.g. customer User Account information, bill pay services, and service requests), or to permit utilization of the Mobile Apps. This information, such as name, mailing address, e-mail address, Social Security number, type of request and possibly additional information, is collected and stored by the Company in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data and is used to fulfill your request. The information you provide is used by the Company to improve the Services we provide you. It is never provided to any other company for that company's independent use. The Company will never sell your personal information to any other company. Additional details regarding usage of specific information can be found on specific pages within the Website or within the Mobile Apps, the terms of which are incorporated herein by this reference. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company may share user information from time to time with affiliates and business partners in order to provide consistent Service, support and marketing to its existing and prospective customers.
1. Traffic Data. The Company, its affiliates and its agents (including third party service providers) automatically track and collect certain information when you visit our Website and utilize our Mobile Apps, including but not limited to your: (a) IP address; (b) domain server; (c) type of computer; (d) type of web browser, (e) hardware model, unique device identifiers (UDID), mobile network information including phone number, agent version, platform, SDK version, timestamp, API key (identifier for application), application version, model, manufacturer and OS version of device or hardware, session start/stop time, locale, time zone, and network status (including but not limited to Wifi information) (collectively "Traffic Data"). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience on the Website or Mobile Apps.
2. Personal Information. Personal information may include (a) Contact Data (such as your name, mailing and e-mail addresses); (b) Financial Data (such as your account or credit card number and Social Security number); (c) Demographic Data (such as your zip code, age and income), and (d) Other information about you or the location services are to be provided (collectively "Personal Information"). If you communicate with us by telephone or by snail or e-mail, post messages to chat groups, bulletin boards or forums, if any, on the Website or within the Mobile Apps, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys or contest entries, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information.
3. Cookies. Like many companies, we may from time to time use "cookie" technology on our Website or within the Mobile Apps. "Cookies" are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user's ongoing access to and use of the website, and allow a website to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements.
B. Uses of Information Collected
The Company, its affiliates and its agents (including third party service providers) use your Personal information to provide appropriate services to you, to improve the provision of those services to you, and to provide appropriate protections for you and our employees in the provision of those services. We, our affiliates and our agents also use Contact Data to send you information about the Company or our services, or promotional material from some of our affiliates or partners, or to contact you when necessary. We use your Financial Data to verify your qualifications for certain services and to bill you for services. We use your Demographic Data to customize and tailor your experience on the Website or within the Mobile Apps, displaying content that we think you might be interested in and according to your preferences. We use the information we obtain from your use of our Cookies to recognize your computer or mobile device when you visit the Website or Mobile Apps and to track your navigation through the Website or Mobile Apps, for the purposes listed above.
C. Sharing of Personal Information
We share Demographic Data with advertisers and other third parties only on an aggregate basis. Financial Data resulting from credit card or checking account debit transactions will be directed to our vendors for transaction processing.
D. User Choice Regarding Collection, Use and Distribution of Personal Information
You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use much of the Website; however you will not be able to access and use those portions of the Website or those Mobile Apps that require your Personal Information. If you do not wish to receive information and promotional material from us or from some of our partners, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
E. Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information
F. User Ability to Access, Update and Correct Personal Information
If at any time you want to know what Personal Information we hold about you or wish to change Personal Information that is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at email@example.com.
G. Other Limits to Your Privacy
The Website and the Mobile Apps contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We may also make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups available to you. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. YOU SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN DECIDING TO DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THESE AREAS.
We use appropriate commercially available anti-virus software in an attempt to ensure that the Website and the Mobile Apps do not contain or carry viruses. However, due to the rapidly developing nature of viruses and the Internet, we strongly recommend that you employ similar anti-virus software when accessing the Website or utilizing the Mobile Apps. We make no warranty that the Website, Mobile Apps or email correspondence are free from such viruses.
I. Privacy Protection for Children Using the Internet and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”)
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) protects the online privacy and personal information of children under thirteen (13) years of age. The Website and the Mobile Apps contain energy-related information that may be of educational interest to children. In compliance with COPPA, we do not promote online to children, and do not intentionally gather or collect or seek to gather or collect any personally identifiable information from children under 13. We do not solicit or collect customer identifiable information targeted at children. We encourage all children and young teens to always seek consent from their parents before providing any information about themselves or their household to ANYONE on the Internet.
J. Social Media
K. Updates and Changes/Severability
25. Be a Dig Hero Natural Gas Safety Sweepstakes
Enter for a chance to win our Be a Dig Hero Natural Gas Safety Sweepstakes by visiting BeaDigHeroTexas.com.
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN: Open to legal residents of the U.S, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of ONE Gas, Inc., Kansas Gas Service, Oklahoma Natural Gas and Texas Gas Service are ineligible to enter. ENTRY INTO THIS SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. THERE WILL BE ONE-HUNDRED AND FIFTY (150) DRAWINGS: FIFTY IN OKLAHOMA, FIFTY IN TEXAS, AND FIFTY IN KANSAS. Eligible participants will be included in the drawing of the state in which they reside (e.g., an eligible Texas resident would be included in the Texas drawing). Trees will be purchased through and sent via mail by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
To be eligible to enter the ONE Gas Be a Dig Hero Natural Gas Safety Sweepstakes (hereinafter, “Sweepstakes”), entrants (i) must respond submit a safe digging pledge by selecting the three prompts on either Kansas Gas Service, Oklahoma Natural Gas or Texas Gas Service’s Dig Hero website or (ii) must have confirmed their eligibility following the process outlined in Section 4. (“TO ENTER”) of the Official Rules, and (iii) must not be employed by ONE Gas, Inc. or any of its divisions.
Entry dates for each Sweepstakes will be April 1-16th, 2023. The one-hundred and fifty (150) drawings will be conducted at the conclusion of the Sweepstakes dates referenced above. These Drawings will take place within a reasonable time period after all eligible entries have been included.
ONE Gas communications and public awareness teams are the sponsor of the Sweepstakes (“Sponsor”).
4. TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter, during the Term, eligible persons must post, comment correctly on the post, or do what is requested in the contest announcement on Kansas Gas Service, Oklahoma Natural Gas or Texas Gas Service Facebook page.
Eligible persons who wish to enter the Prize Drawing without completing the above steps must provide official written proof of eligibility to Sponsor via postal mail to: ONE Gas Communications, 401 N. Harvey, Oklahoma City, OK, 73102 Attn: Be a Dig Hero Natural Gas Safety Sweepstakes or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Eligible people may submit a maximum of one (1) official written proof of eligibility per person. The alternative written proof eligibility should include the participant’s full name, phone number, primary residence (e.g., OK, KS or TX) and mailing address. You will be eligible to all drawings subsequent to receipt of your entry. Entry will be valid on all drawings occurring after receipt of your entry.
LIMIT: ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON PER DAY. All entries become the property of Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for late, misdirected, incomplete, or for any computer-related, online, telephonic, or technical malfunctions that may occur. Entries are void if they are incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft. We reserve the right to disqualify anyone cheating, not following entry details, tampering with the entry process, or using automated entries. By entering, eligible people agree to be bound by these Official Rules.
By submitting any photo or information to Sponsor, you hereby grant to Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted photo or other information in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose. In addition to other things, the rights granted to Sponsor includes but is not limited to the right to resize, crop, censor, compress, edit, feature, caption, affix logos to, and to otherwise alter or make use of the submitted photo.
By submitting any photo or information to Sponsor, you hereby represent and warrant that the submitted photo or information does not and shall not infringe on any copyright, any rights of privacy or publicity of any person, or any other right of any third party, and you have the right to grant any and all rights and licenses granted to Sponsor herein, including but not limited to all necessary rights under copyright, free and clear of any claims or encumbrances.
You acknowledge and agree that Sponsor shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any photo or information submitted by you, and may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, remove, edit, modify or delete any photo or information that you submit to Sponsor.
You understand and intend that any photo or information submitted by you to Sponsor may be available for viewing, rating, review and comment on by the public, and understand that comments or ratings with which you disagree or are unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with any photo or information you submit to Sponsor. You further understand, that by entering this contest you are authorized the Sponsor to tag your social media profile and/or reference your name in future posts. e.g., posts regarding winners of the contest. By submitting any photo or information to Sponsor, you hereby waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any such photo or information submitted by you to Sponsor.
You hereby agree to hold Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees sponsors and assigns harmless from and against, and hereby waive any right to pursue, any claims of any nature arising in connection with the inclusion in, publication via or display on any Sponsor site, or any other use authorized under these Terms, of any photo or information submitted to Sponsor by you.
Photos or information submitted by you to the Site shall be the property of Sponsor, and Sponsor shall have no obligation to preserve, return or otherwise make available to you or others any photos or information so submitted.
Information collected will not be disseminated out of Sponsors organization except to third party vendor for mail or email delivery of prize.
The Prizes will be awarded as per the Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or substitute Prize at any time.
The Prize for drawings include (150) bare root trees, one (1) tree per eligible winner.
At the end of the Sweepstakes, potential winners will be selected in a random drawing from all qualified entries received during the term. All decisions on all matters pertaining to the Sweepstakes are final. Odds of winning are based upon the total number of eligible entries received during the term.
6. WINNER NOTIFICATION
Random selection of the potential winner will occur within 24 hours of the close of the sweepstakes from among all eligible entries received. For example, if the completion date of the sweepstakes is April 30, 2022, the random selection of potential winners will occur no later than May 2, 2022. Drawings will be conducted at the ONE Gas Communications office, 15 E. 5th Street, Tulsa, OK 74103. The winners will be notified by email within 24 hours from the date of winner selection. Winners will have 48 hours from time of notification to provide contact information and claim their prize. Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents, officers and directors, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees and their respective agents will not be liable for unsuccessful efforts to notify a winner. Prizes will be delivered by mail within the United States only. Gift cards, where applicable, may be delivered by electronic means such as email. No Prize transfer, assignment or substitution by winner permitted. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the Prize for a Prize of equal or greater value should all or part of a Prize become unavailable for any reason. All federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on Prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. If the Prize winner declines the Prize, fails to claim the Prize, is unavailable for Prize fulfillment, fails to abide by the Official Rules, or is ineligible, Sponsor may, but is not obligated to, select an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries.
Except where prohibited by law, by accepting the Prize, winner consents to Sponsor’s use of his/her likeness, photograph, name, or voice for advertising and publicity purposes in any and all media worldwide without additional compensation or notification.
7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
(a) Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any or all Prize Drawings.
(b) By participating, entrants and winners release Sponsor, its affiliates, parent, and subsidiary companies, its employees, agents and officers, advertising and promotion agencies, as well as all others associated with the development and execution of these Sweepstakes, from and against any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from the Sweepstakes and the awarding and use of the Prize. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to the entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Sponsor reserves the right to correct clerical or typographical errors in promotional materials or any materials related to the Sweepstakes.
(c) Facebook is no way sponsors, endorses, administers or is otherwise associated with this sweepstakes or Sponsor. By participating, entrants and winners release Facebook, its affiliates, parent, and subsidiary companies, its employees, agents and officers, advertising and promotion agencies, as well as all others associated with the development and execution of these Sweepstakes, from and against any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from the Sweepstakes and the awarding and use of the Prize. Facebook assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to the Prize Drawing entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Facebook reserves the right to correct clerical or typographical errors in promotional materials or any materials related to the Sweepstakes.
(d) Winners are responsible for any taxes associated with the Prize and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor for any actions brought related to the associated taxes.
(e) Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; and (b) that the decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winner agrees to be bound by these rules and the decisions of Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding. Sponsor reserves the right at any time to alter these rules based on Sponsor discretion.
This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the respective state in which the sweepstakes took place (Oklahoma, Kansas or Texas), without regard to the conflicts of law provisions.