and use policies for Hartford Steam Company's websites
Please read the following terms and conditions of use carefully before using
this site. By using this site, you are agreeing to accept, unconditionally
and without modification, the following terms and conditions.
The contents of the Internet sites http://www.hartfordsteam.com and
associated locations, including text, images, logos, and icons, are
copyright by Hartford Steam Company (hereafter the “Company”) under terms of
United States and international copyright laws. Unauthorized use is strictly
These sites or any portions of them may not be duplicated, copied, sold,
resold, or otherwise used for any commercial purpose without the written
consent of the Company. Use for which permission has been received must
include with the republished material a credit line such as "Copyrighted
material courtesy of Hartford Steam Company" or "Copyrighted photo courtesy
of Hartford Steam Company" as appropriate.
If you would like more guidance on this topic, the United States Copyright
Office in the Library of Congress has posted a list of frequently asked
questions on the coverage and restrictions of copyright law:
The Copyright Office also offers a fact sheet on guidelines for "fair use"
of copyrighted material, such as personal reference or limited use in
academic papers or commentary (this is a .pdf file that requires the free
Adobe Acrobat Reader from www.adobe.com to view):
Unless otherwise specified, the materials on
this site are intended for use in the United States. The Company makes no
representation that they are appropriate or available for use in other
This site and its content are provided on an "as is" basis. The Company does
not represent or warrant that its Web site functions or materials will be
uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be promptly corrected, or
that this site or the server that supports it is free of viruses or other
potentially harmful elements.
The Company, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaims all
warranties, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not
limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of
third parties' rights, and fitness for a particular purpose.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF
USING, MODIFYING, CONTRIBUTING, COPYING, DISTRIBUTING, REFERENCING, OR
DOWNLOADING THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY BE
LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGE. THE COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING OR LIKE
SYSTEMS; AND LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, OR OTHER ECONOMIC
ADVANTAGE. THE COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SUCH DAMAGE HOWEVER IT
ARISES, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT OR IN TORT, EVEN IF THE COMPANY, ITS
AGENTS, DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, OR ASSIGNS HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
The Company has provided a number of links to other organizations' Web
sites, such as agencies of federal and state government, weather services,
information resources, and others. These links are provided for your
convenience, but please note that neither the external sites nor their
privacy practices are under the Company's control. The Company can therefore
accept no responsibility for your decision to access linked sites, to rely
upon their information, or to interact with them. Your access and use of
other pages in the Company’s site will constitute your affirmation that you
have read and have agreed to be governed by the policies described on this
The Company uses a variety of physical and electronic security measures to
protect our computers and the information stored on them. We treat
individual-customer information as confidential, with limited exceptions as
described below. The Company diligently attempts to preserve the
confidentiality and security of all its business data. We must advise you,
however, that no system of safeguards is absolutely secure against
unauthorized penetration or misuse, and that we cannot guarantee the
security of any information you transmit via this Web site.
The Company does not sell lists of its customers, their mail or electronic
addresses, or any information that would identify a specific customer. We do
not share such information except as may be required by regulatory or
law-enforcement agencies, or as necessary to obtain assistance or direct
referrals for customers eligible for special programs such as low-income
assistance or energy-efficiency improvements.
The Company does not monitor use of our Web site in a way that identifies
specific individuals, unless you have voluntarily supplied identifying
information. We do track people's movements through the site in a general,
statistical way because it helps us spot malfunctions, correct confusing
navigation, identify topics that may need to be expanded or condensed, and
generally improve our service.
Information that you voluntarily supply through on-line forms, surveys, and
contests may be used by the Company for evaluating feedback, to assist
marketing and promotional activities, to improve content, and to customize
the layout and features of our site. Such information may include electronic
and postal addresses, as well as personal, financial, or demographic data.
We want e-mail from the Company to be welcome. If you no longer need or wish
to view e-mail messages from the Company, you may have your name removed
from our address list by making an on-line request or by sending a note to
Hartford Steam Company, 60 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103-2805.
E-mail messages in transit to the Company are not confidential and are not
secure. The Company will not be liable for any use, disclosure or
modification of such messages. The Company reserves the right to use
information contained in any such messages without compensation.
The Company may place "cookies" (bits of information that are stored on your
computer's hard drive) on your computer during your visit. This helps us
to track your personal Web usage, to collect information about your
computer, or to log passwords.
Any Company cookie placed on your system will contain the identifying code "hartfordsteam.com"
in its filename so that you may identify and inspect it. (The Windows
operating system typically stores cookies in a hard-drive folder labeled
Windows/Cookies; Macintosh systems store cookies in the System Folder. Your
Web browser program -- Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Opera, Lynx,
etc.-- may also allow to you adjust the way cookies are used as you visit
Certain pages on our site may contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet
tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to
obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded
the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the
beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type
of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the
Protecting children on the Internet
The Company respects parents' concerns about data collection from children,
and complies with Federal Trade Commission rules effective April 21, 2000,
issued under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. The law
and the FTC rules cover Web sites that directly address or knowingly collect
information from children under 13; they require disclosures, parental
consent for responding to some types of information requests, and a means to
discontinue use of the information supplied by the child. The rules exempt
certain limited-information activities such as asking a question by e-mail,
entering contests, or requesting a newsletter.
The Company does not attempt to sell any products or services to children.
We do not attempt to extract household information from children. If we ask
for information beyond simple items like name and address, we will post a
notice for parents or guardians, and ask for their permission before we
collect the information or make any further use of it. Depending on the
nature of the information request, permission may given by printing and
mailing a form, by e-mail, or other means that can give reasonable assurance
that a parent or guardian is supervising the child's activity.
Contacting Hartford Steam
If you have questions or comments about the Company's Internet policies, you
can contact us at
The general corporate phone number is: (860) 548-7350.
Our postal address is:
Hartford Steam Company, 60 Columbus Boulevard,
Hartford, CT 06103-2805.