WHAT YOU MUST UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BEFORE USING THE Ontario Energy Board’s (OEB) e-Filing Services.
1 Acceptable Use
1.2. You agree not to disrupt or interfere with the OEB’s e-Filing Services’ information or network availability.
1.3. You agree not to submit harmful or deleterious information to the OEB’s e-Filing Services.
1.4. Unacceptable or illegal acts may result in termination of your access to the the OEB’s e-Filing Services.
2 Disclaimers and Limitations of Responsibility
2.2. Computer systems cannot be proven to be error free. The OEB does not warrant or guarantee that any program or information made available through the OEB’s e-Filing Services will be free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and that the OEB’s e-Filing Services will be continuously available or error-free.
2.3. You are responsible for the accuracy, authenticity, validity and completeness of your own document submissions. You are also responsible for meeting any deadlines associated with your document submissions and for confirming that your documents have been accepted. The OEB does not control the information submitted through OEB e-Filing Services. The OEB is not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, for any material submitted by others, including defamatory, offensive, or illicit material.
2.4. You are responsible for risks to your own systems and information and must take steps for your own protection such as using anti-virus software, making frequent backups and maintaining network firewall protection. The OEB is not responsible for your computer systems or networks.
2.5. The OEB does not provide technical, legal, accounting, financial or other professional advice. Information is provided here for your reference only.
3 Fees and Expenses
3.1. The OEB does not currently charge user fees for OEB e-Filing Services. To conform to the technical requirements of the OEB’s e-Filing Services, you may need to purchase hardware or software at your own expense.
4.1. The OEB is responsible for the security of its computer system. You are responsible for the security of your computer system. The communication between the OEB's system and yours is protected by approved security protocols, including network firewalls, secure sockets, secret passwords, public key cryptography and digital signatures.
4.2. You are responsible for the accuracy of your user profile and for maintaining the security of your User ID and password. You are responsible for all activity on your account, whether you have authorized the activity or not.
4.3. You agree to notify the OEB immediately if there is any unauthorized use of your account or other breach of security.
5.1. Information collected and obtained by the OEB is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
5.2. The OEB will not use "cookies" to store information on your computer. Registered users are asked to provide name and contact information. Any information provided by you is used only for OEB purposes (although the OEB may be required to release the information in order to comply with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act). As a standard computer security precaution, the OEB audits network traffic for unauthorized activity.
6.1. If you submit a document to the repository, you are responsible for marking the bibliographic record to notify the OEB of any copyright restrictions in your document.
7 Governing Law
7.1. The OEB and the OEB e-Filing Services are located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. By your use of the OEB e-Filing Services, you agree to be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the applicable federal laws of Canada.