Thursday, March 30, 2017

RTO Insider Subscription Agreement

By becoming a trial or paid subscriber you are agreeing to the following:

Plain-Language Summary

What you are buying (“Licensed Materials”)

PDF-ONLY subscriptions include a minimum of 48 newsletters per year (delivered as a secured pdf) and ten article views per month on our website (where individual stories are searchable).

Premium Subscriptions include the same minimum of 48 newsletters per year, plus full access to our website and archives.

Subscription Term

All our subscription plans are annual. You can choose to pay annually (one payment), quarterly (four equal quarterly payments) or monthly (twelve equal monthly payments). The fewer payments you make, the more you save.

What you can do with it (“Authorized Uses”)

You (“Licensee”) can use our content to impress your boss and colleagues. That is, you can share what you’ve learned in your own words.

What you can’t do with it (“Prohibitions”)

You can’t give electronic or printed copies of the newsletter to colleagues to avoid buying additional subscriptions. You also can’t share your log-in and password. We’ll let you log-in on up to four devices (e.g., work computer, home computer, phone and tablet).

Our work is copyrighted, so you also can’t cut and paste our words as your own.

If there’s an article you’d like to share internally, talk to us about reprint rights. And our group subscription discounts will allow your company to stay informed at a reasonable price. Alternatively, feel free to share a link to one of our stories with your colleagues.

What we are and are not (“Disclaimers of Warranties and Limitations on Liability”)

RTO Insider, LLC (“RTO”) is an independent publication providing news, data and analysis on actions in the organized electric markets.

We are not advisors or advocates or fortune tellers. You can’t sue us if you make a business decision based on something you’ve read here and it doesn’t work out.

Payment Terms

Net 30 days.


Legal Details

This Agreement (“Agreement”) is made by and between RTO Insider, LLC, a Maryland limited liability company (“RTO”), and the specific person or entity identified as the Licensee in the associated Invoice or, as applicable, Renewal Notice (“Licensee”). This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the United States and the state of Maryland for the period of one year following the purchase/renewal date.

1.    Licensed Materials

Licensed Materials (including, but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) are protected by the copyright laws of the United States.

Licensee acknowledges and agrees that RTO remains the sole owner of the Licensed Materials, any modifications, adaptations and copies thereof, and any and all intellectual property rights therein.

Licensee acquires only a right to use the Licensed Materials as authorized herein. Except as provided herein, Licensee shall not obtain, have or retain any right, title, or interest in or to the Licensed Materials or any part thereof.

Licensee acknowledges and agrees that RTO shall retain the right to store and use registration, other individual user data, or system configuration information used to access the Licensed Materials, and any other data, information, intellectual property or database created or obtained in relation thereto (including without limitation traffic statistics and “clickstream” data).

 2.    Authorized Uses

Licensee may:

  • Access the Licensed Materials via personal computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Print two hard copies of each newsletter for Licensee’s own use (authorized use limited to paying subscribers).

3.    Prohibitions

Licensee may not:

  • Copy, reproduce, modify, distribute, display, use or disclose the Licensed Materials in any manner not expressly authorized herein.
  • Permit or enable access to the Licensed Materials by coworkers or third parties via the Internet, a network or otherwise.
  • Create abstracts from, scrape or display our content for use on another web site or internal network.
  • Allow coworkers or third parties to access or view the Licensed Materials, except for authorized excerpting and distribution of limited portions as set forth above.

4.    Disclaimers of Warranties and Limitations on Liability

Licensee agrees that your access to, and use of, the Licensed Materials is on an “as-is”, “as available” basis and we specifically disclaim any representations or warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, any representations or warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that the Licensed Materials will be uninterrupted or error-free. There may be delays, omissions, interruptions and inaccuracies in the news, information or other materials available through Licensed Materials. Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms or other destructive materials to these Materials, we do not guarantee or warrant that these Materials do not contain such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features. Any claim against us for any reason shall be limited to the amount you paid for use of Licensed Materials.