In the course of doing business with you, we collect information about you that is necessary to provide you with our services. At Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (EREC), we recognize the importance of protecting this information and strive to maintain our member’s privacy.
The Information We Collect
At EREC, we routinely collect and maintain nonpublic personal information about you, to provide you with the services you request and to service your account. This information includes:
- Information we receive from you on applications, through erec.com and other means, including name, address, telephone number, social security number, e-mail address and property information,
- Information regarding your transactions with us, such as electric usage, service history, payment history, billing information and financial account information,
- Information regarding your capital and patronage account and contact information for former members resulting from membership and governance activities,
- Information we receive from credit reporting agencies and other groups regarding credit history and other reports,
- Information obtained through surveys of EREC member-owners to identify needs or improve services. This information may be compiled in aggregate form for EREC cooperative management activities.
- Additional information that is collected and maintained when and to the extent appropriate to provide services.
We are committed to maintaining accurate, complete and appropriate information about member-owners as necessary for the purpose for which the information is to be used. EREC generally permits its member-owners to access and seek correction of records about themselves that are maintained and used by EREC to provide service, for billing, and to manage capital accounts. Any requests for, or disputes relating to, access, correction, or other matters should be reported to EREC, and we will do our best to resolve any questions or problems that may arise regarding the use of member-owner information.
Protecting Your Information
No record or computer system can ever be protected against every possible hazard. EREC is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate security to protect against foreseeable hazards. Additionally, should your relationship with us end at some time in the future, your information will remain protected as outlined in this notice.
Sharing With Affiliated Third Parties
We may share the information we collect, as described above, with companies, affiliates and contractors that work with us or provide services on our behalf, so that we may provide you with the services that you have requested. These companies might assist us, for example, in fulfilling your service request, processing your account or assisting us with maintenance on your account.
Sharing With Non-Affiliated Third Parties
EREC does not sell, share, rent, loan, exchange or otherwise disclose member information with marketing firms or other non-affiliated third parties. We may share information with commercial and consumer credit bureaus and similar organizations, and otherwise as required or permitted by law, such as in response to a subpoena. We also may share nonpublic personal information when specifically authorized to do so by you. Further, EREC reserves the right to share member-owner records with other utilities under shared service agreements or to meet operational requirements.
INTERNET SECURITY STATEMENT
At EREC, we value your online security. For this reason, we have implemented safeguards to protect the information you transmit to us over the internet as described in this notice. We collect and use the information you provide to us to respond to your needs, service your accounts and provide you with information about other services we provide.
This statement applies to all users of www.erec.com, whether or not the user is a EREC member.
Regular internet e-mail is never completely secure. When corresponding to us via e-mail, you should only provide information that is non-sensitive and non-confidential. Please do not furnish us any information of a personal nature that you feel uncomfortable providing to us via e-mail. If you are concerned about the security of your communication, please transmit your correspondence to us using the postal service or telephone. EREC is not responsible for the security of information we receive via e-mail.
Links to Other Sites
EREC may provide links to other internet sites, solely as a convenience to the persons visiting this website. If you visit these sites, you may be asked to provide nonpublic personal information (some of which may be shared with EREC).
EREC is not obligated to review, does not control and is not responsible for any such third-party website or the content therein. Any links supplied by EREC do not constitute an endorsement or representations about any third-party websites. The visitation and use of these websites is done entirely at your own risk.
EREC reserves the right to update, modify, suspend or discontinue any and all EREC websites at any time and without notice.
Please be aware that EREC may periodically revise or update this internet security statement. If we do so, we will post a notice on our home page notifying users that this statement has been revised. If you are not comfortable with the policies described in this statement, we ask that you discontinue use of our site.
LEGAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
This statement presents the terms and conditions which apply to access and use of our website. The material provided on this website is available for lawful purposes only.
EREC reserves the right to change or amend these conditions at any time by updating this notice. EREC reserves the right to terminate this agreement at any time, without notice and for any reason.
Scope of Use
All contents of the EREC website are the property of Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Inc. The information and materials on this site are provided to users for personal and informational purposes only. The public or commercial use, display, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any information available through this website without the prior written consent of EREC is strictly prohibited.
Content of this website is protected by U.S. and foreign copyright law. Any use of the contents of this website, except as provided in the “Scope of Use” section above, is prohibited and may violate United States copyright laws, without the express and prior written consent of Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Inc. and the EREC logo are trademarks or service marks of Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Inc. These or other service marks of EREC may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without prior written consent of Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Limit of Liability
Your use of the materials on this website is at your own risk. EREC and its affiliates are not responsible for any general, indirect, special, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages or injury that may result from access to this site, use of or reliance on the materials contained in this site. EREC and its affiliates are also not responsible for any damage or injury that may arise in connection with technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, unavailable network connections, interruptions in telecommunications connections, viruses or any incomplete, distorted or delayed computer transmissions. Further, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless EREC, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, joint venturers, business partners, licensors, employees, agents, and any third-party information providers to EREC’s online and other services from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorney’s fees, resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, or inability to use the Site, the service or the content provided by EREC, or any violation by you of this agreement. In jurisdictions that do not allow the limitation of liability, the foregoing limitations would not apply. To the extent that EREC may not disclaim any warranties or limit its liability, the scope and duration of such warranty and EREC’s liability shall be the minimum required by law.
EREC cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the website will be free of infection by software viruses and other harmful computer code, files or programs.
Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Inc. has made all reasonable efforts to provide accurate and reliable information on this website. However, EREC may not be able to control any or all aspects of errors which may occur.
Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of any content information or materials presented on this website. All information and materials on this site are provided “as is” and without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Inc. reserves the right to revise this website at any time and may provide links to other sites that are not maintained by EREC. EREC makes no endorsements or recommendations of any kind with respect to such sites, and is not responsible for the content of such other sites. More information about on-line security is available in our internet security statement.
Submissions to EREC
These legal terms and conditions of use shall be governed and interpreted by the laws of the State of Florida, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. If at some time part of these terms and conditions are found to not be in compliance with other laws, regulations, etc., that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the enforcement or validity of the remaining provisions.
THE EREC WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE EREC WEBSITE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU, AND NOT EREC ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING AND REPAIR. EREC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, WITH RESPECT TO THE EREC WEBSITE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AND IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS). WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, EREC MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE EREC WEBSITE MEETS YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE EREC WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE EREC WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED. EREC MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE EREC WEBSITE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE EREC WEBSITE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE EREC WEBSITE OR FROM EREC OR OTHER AFFILIATED COMPANIES OR ITS OR THEIR SUPPLIERS SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. EREC DISCLAIMS ALL EQUITABLE INDEMNITIES.
Please be aware that EREC may periodically revise or update this internet security statement. If we do so, we will post a notice on our home page notifying users that this statement has been revised.