Western Electricity Coordinating Council

Legal and Privacy


I. Terms of Use

By proceeding to access this Web site, the user hereby agrees to the following Terms of Use and Privacy Policy of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (“WECC”). Please be advised that the following Terms of Use and Privacy Policy apply solely to this WECC Web site at the URL www.wecc.org and should not be confused with other Web sites or URLs that may be maintained by WECC for other purposes and which are governed by separate and distinct Terms of Use and other policies and procedures. If you do not agree to the following binding Terms of Use, please exit this WECC Web site.

WECC strives to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in this Web site. However, the information on this Web site is provided solely as a general informational service by WECC and should not be construed as compliance, consulting, accounting, business, legal or other professional advice. In addition, WECC assumes no responsibility for such information and does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

Certain content included or incorporated by reference in this Web site, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements as well as content that may have been deposited by third parties unrelated to and beyond the control of WECC. These forward-looking statements and third-party content may be premised upon current expectations, estimates, and projections about the future, as well as WECC’s existing policies and procedures, all of which may change without notice. Such content and statements are not to be interpreted as commitments by WECC to take any action, nor do they represent guarantees of future results and may be subject to varying interpretations due to changing data, circumstances, risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, any information provided through WECC’s Web site is for general informational purposes only. Any reliance on such information as a basis for the user’s decisions or activities is solely at the user’s risk and WECC disclaims any and all responsibility and liability for the consequences of the user’s reliance.

“Any information, comments, data entries, weblink, or materials contained in any form or media that that is deposited on this WECC Website by any user or third party ("Third-Party Content") must be appropriate for public viewing as well as consistent and suitable for the applicable WECC Website page involved. WECC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, reposition, or remove any Third-Party Content that may be deposited on any page of this Website. The depositor or user relinquishes any right or expectation of privacy upon depositing any Third-Party Content on any page of this Website. In turn, WECC assumes no liability of any kind for Third Party Content deposited on this Website, regardless of the amount of time it may appear thereon, and any Third-Party Content does not necessarily reflect the official or unofficial position or opinion of WECC.” All information and materials contained on this Web site, unless otherwise specifically indicated and regardless of any passcode restrictions, is owned by WECC and may be viewed, downloaded, copied or reproduced only in compliance with applicable law. Any Web links posted, now or in the future on this Web site, are provided only as a convenience and do not constitute an endorsement of any kind by WECC. In addition, unless otherwise specifically noted, use of this Web site does not convey on the user any license, express or implied, or grant of rights to use any content or data from this Web site. WECC reserves its rights to prosecute any violations to the fullest extent of the law.

IN ADDITION, WITH REGARD TO THIS WEB SITE, WECC SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR APPROPRIATENESS FOR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. In addition, WECC shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profit or anticipated revenue, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses resulting from or related to the site or its content. Some jurisdictions do not allow the waiver of such damages, so this may not apply to some users, but the waiver will apply to the furthest extent allowed by applicable law.

Persons accessing the information on this Web site assume full responsibility for the use of the information and understand and agree that WECC is not responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage arising from the use of such information. Furthermore, by accessing this Web site the user agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold WECC harmless from any and all costs, expenses, claims, and liability of any nature that the user or any third party may incur because of user’s use, reliance, or disclosure to others of any information posted on WECC’s Web Site.

You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding communications or data transiting or stored on this Web site. At any time and for any lawful purpose, WECC may monitor, intercept, record, and search any communications or data transiting or stored on this Web site. At WECC’s sole discretion, WECC may disclose pertinent information to the U.S. Government and its authorized representatives to protect the security of critical infrastructure and key resources, ensure information security, or to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request. By continuing, you acknowledge that you understand and consent to these terms and conditions. The actual or attempted unauthorized access, use, or modification of this Web site is strictly prohibited and may subject violators to criminal, civil, and/or administrative action.

II. Privacy Policy

WECC is committed to reasonable measures to preserve the user’s privacy and safeguarding personal information provided to WECC via this portal. The following statement describes the general information-gathering and usage practices of WECC’s Web site.

a. Personal Information

All personal information submitted to WECC through online input and is kept private, unless indicated that the content is available for retrieval and viewing by the public. WECC takes reasonable precaution to protect users’ personal information. When users submit personal information via this Web site, such information is protected both online and off-line.

b. Links

This Web site contains links to other Web sites that are owned and maintained by other parties that are not affiliated with WECC. WECC does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this WECC specific Web site, and not others, regardless of whether they are maintained by WECC or third parties.

c. Changes to WECC’s Privacy Policy

WECC reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice.

III. Whistleblower Protection

WECC's Whistleblower Policy governs whistleblower procedures and protections. For a copy of the policy, click here.

a. Scope and Procedures

Any WECC Director, officer, employee, contractor, or vendor who is aware of actions known or suspected to be in violation of a policy, regulation, or law should immediately report the actions as described below:

  • WECC officers, employees, contractors, and vendors should report violations or suspected violations to their supervisor, a member of the WECC management team, or the General Counsel. Directors should report violations to the Chair or the CEO.
  • Reports involving employee relations matters should be made to the Director of Human Resources.
  • Anonymous reports may be made to a neutral third party by calling the WECC Hotline at 866-546-9757 or online, click here.
  • Crimes against persons or property should immediately be reported to law enforcement.

b. Protection from Retaliation

No Director, officer, employee, contractor, or vendor who in good faith reports a violation or suspected violation shall suffer harassment, retaliation, or adverse employment consequence.

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