Terms And Conditions

Welcome to the NW Natural web site.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site. Your use of this site constitutes acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, these terms and conditions. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not continue to use this site.

Proprietary rights

Unless otherwise indicated, all of our web site content is the property of or licensed to Northwest Natural Gas Company and is protected under United States and foreign copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Trademarks designated with a ™ or ® or otherwise are owned by Northwest Natural Gas Company or identified third parties.

Modifications

We may modify the content of our site from time to time without notice to you.

Rights in content

We grant you the limited right to display our web site content only on your computer screen, to copy the content as reasonably necessary in connection with such display, and to print and store the content for your personal, noncommercial use, provided that all copyright or other notices of proprietary rights appear on the printed and stored versions. You will not distribute, publish, transmit, modify, create derivative works from, or in any way commercially exploit any of the content for any purpose. This agreement gives you no rights in the content, products, services, processes, or technology contained in our web site. All such rights are retained by Northwest Natural Gas Company and any third-party owners of such rights. You may not "frame" or "mirror" any content or portion of our web site on any other server, without our prior written permission.

Termination

We reserve the right to terminate your access to our web site, or any portion of it, at any time, without notice. Any breach of this agreement will result in termination of your right to use our site. Upon termination you are no longer authorized to access or use our site, and the restrictions imposed on you with respect to downloaded material, and the disclaimers and limitations of liability set forth in this agreement will survive termination.

Links

Our site may contain links and pointers to internet sites maintained by third parties. We do not operate or control such sites or any information, products, or services provided on such sites. Third-party links are included solely for your convenience, and do not constitute an endorsement by us. You assume sole responsibility for use of third-party links, and the disclaimer and limitation of liability provisions set forth in this agreement are applicable for your use at such third-party sites. We do not monitor or approve the privacy or security practices of such sites; you access and use them at your own risk.

Disclaimer

OUR WEB SITE AND ALL CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, TEXTS, GRAPHICS, LINKS, OR OTHER ITEMS CONTAINED WITHIN OUR SITE, OR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM ACCESSING OR USING OUR SITE. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE YOUR RECEIPT OF EMAILS GENERATED BY OUR WEBSITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT OR FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT OUR SITE, INCLUDING THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS OF USE OF OUR SITE.

Limitation of liability

In no event will Northwest Natural Gas Company, its affiliates or licensors be liable for any special, incidental, or consequential damages, however caused, whether for breach of warranty, contract, or tort (including negligence, strict liability or otherwise).

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Northwest Natural Gas Company, its officers, directors, agents, and employees from and against all claims, damages, and expenses, including costs, expert and attorney fees, including costs and fees on appeal or bankruptcy arising out of any information, message, content, or materials uploaded, posted, distributed, or transmitted to or through our site by you, or otherwise arising out of your use of our site.

Privacy

Please read our complete Privacy Policy for information on how we respect your personal information.

Notice to parents

The areas of this site, if any, that are aimed at children do not ask for any personally identifying information. All online forms and transactions available on our site are intended only for, and may be accessed only by, persons 18 years of age or older.

Governing law

The rights and liabilities of the parties arising out of or relating to this agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Oregon, any litigation will be conducted exclusively in state or federal courts in Portland, Oregon, and you consent to personal jurisdiction of such courts.

General provisions

This agreement will be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers, and other terms contained within or applicable to particular portions of our web site or services offered; provided however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and these terms and conditions, these terms and conditions will control. This is the entire agreement between us and you with respect to our web site. Northwest Natural Gas Company reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions without prior notice to you. Continued use of this website shall constitute acceptance and agreement to be bound by the modifications. If any portion of this agreement is found to be unenforceable, the remaining provisions will be enforced to the full extent permitted by law.

Contact

Please direct questions regarding these terms and conditions or the content of our site to our Web Team.