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TERMS OF USE


The City of Grover Beach Online Utility Billing - Terms and Conditions Please read the following terms carefully before accessing your account. By enrolling in the City of Grover Beach Online Utility Billing, you (the "Customer") agree to the Terms and Conditions below. If Customer elects not to agree to the Terms and Conditions, Customer will not be enrolled in the City of Grover Beach Online Utility Billing. These Terms and Conditions are in addition to Customer's service agreement(s) with the City of Grover Beach.

The City of Grover Beach Online Utility Billing only applies to those Customers that have signed a valid service agreement with the City of Grover Beach. Customer will receive an e-mail confirming enrollment within five (5) business days following completion of the online enrollment process. By enrolling in the City of Grover Beach Online Utility Billing, Customer shall have the option to choose whether bills are made available (1) "Electronic Only", or (2) "Electronic and Paper Copy." If Customer chooses Electronic Only, Customer shall only have the option to view the bill online, although Customer will not continue to receive a one-page bill summary through regular U.S. Mail. Customer will receive regular e-mails to announce the online availability of each new invoice.

Customer may cancel the City of Grover Beach Online Utility Billing at any time by designating as such online; thereafter, Customer will receive regular Paper Copy billing. Customer shall promptly notify the City of Grover Beach in any event if it fails to receive any form of billing.

During enrollment, Customer will be required to create a Username and Password. Customer is required to have a valid e-mail address to complete enrollment. Customer may make administrative changes, such as changing the Password, Username and e-mail address. Customer agrees to keep the Password confidential at all times. If Customer forgets its Password, Customer may reset it online by completing certain verification procedures. Customer understands that it has sole responsibility for the security of the Password. Customer is solely responsible for notifying the City of Grover Beach of the theft or loss of a Password. The City of Grover Beach will not be liable for any actions, claims, costs, damages or expenses arising from a stolen or lost Password.

The City of Grover Beach Online Utility Billing allows for Customer to pay bills online in addition to standard mail-in payment. Customer will be charged by the City of Grover Beach for making payment online, and Customer may be charged by its financial institution. Customer authorizes the City of Grover Beach to charge the amount indicated by Customer to the financial institution and account indicated by Customer. If payment is made online, Customer must make payment at least two (2) business days in advance of the payment due date to avoid late fees and/or interruption of service. Business days are Monday through Friday, except for federal banking holidays, and City designated furlough days. The City of Grover Beach is not responsible if Customer's financial institution rejects payment for insufficient funds or lack of credit availability.

Customer understands by enrolling in the City of Grover Beach Online Utility Billing Customer enters into an agreement with the City of Grover Beach whereby Customer agrees to view and pay for only those accounts to which Customer is authorized. Customer agrees to only access its water bill.

Customer agrees to waive any liability against the City of Grover Beach for any act or omission arising out of the use of the City of Grover Beach Online Utility Billing, unless caused by the City of Grover Beach's gross negligence or willful conduct.

Customer agrees to not transmit any computer virus or messages that could damage the City of Grover Beach system.

Customer agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, applicable tariffs, state and federal rules and regulations, laws, any rules and regulations of a fund transfer system used by the City of Grover Beach.

The CITY OF GROVER BEACH MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND PROVIDES THE EQUIPMENT "AS IS".

Customer agrees that it cannot assign or transfer the Terms and Conditions at any time without written consent from the City of Grover Beach.

These Terms and Conditions shall be subject to and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, and any action will be venued in the county in which the property address lies.

Any unauthorized disclosure, copying, distribution of the proprietary information within the City of Grover Beach Online Utility Billing is prohibited and may be unlawful.

This website is owned and operated by the City of Grover Beach (as subcontracted to DataProse, LLC) and contains material derived in whole or in part from intellectual property which is owned by the City of Grover Beach and its affiliates and is protected by international copyright and trademark laws. The City of Grover Beach, DataProse, LLC (as the subcontractor,) and its affiliates may also be referred to herein as “City of Grover Beach” “we,” “us,” or “our.” Access and use of this website is subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and all applicable laws. We reserve the right to revise the terms of use and our privacy policy at any time and without notice. Please check this website periodically to stay informed of any changes.




PRIVACY POLICY


Thank you for visiting the City of Grover Beach Website. The City of Grover Beach is committed to protecting our customers' privacy. The City of Grover Beach does not, without your knowledge and permission, collect personal information about you or regarding the reasons for your visit to http://www.grover.org. The City of Grover Beach will not resell or distribute any site-visitor data, including information that may be collected via our online survey or as a natural result of your visit. Unless you voluntarily provide personal information to us when inquiring about or requesting specific services, we will not ask you for or track any personal information for any purpose.

Please be aware, however, that our web server automatically gathers and stores certain information. This information does not personally identify or track you, and your e-mail address is not collected in this automatic process. We use this information only to evaluate and improve our Website’s content to make it more useful to our visitors.

This website currently does use “cookies” (the simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser that are used for applications purposes and as part of the authentication process). No sensitive information is stored in these cookies.

The City of Grover Beach’s Website may contain links to third party websites. When you link to an outside Website, you are no longer on our site and are subject to privacy and other practices of the new site. The City of Grover Beach is not responsible for the practices or content of these or any other sites.

If you choose to send us e-mail that includes personal information, we will generally use the information only to respond to your message and for no other purposes. Occasionally, however, we may forward your e-mail to a different department that may be better able to help you. Your e-mail address may also be entered on your water account for future reference and for correspondence purposes by City staff. We do not use the information to create personal profiles or give it to others for commercial use or other purposes. If you send us a threat or a message that describes or promotes unlawful activity, we will share it with law enforcement authorities

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact the City of Grover Beach’s Administrative Service Department, by calling (805) 473-4550.