This Agreement ("Agreement") is by and between Jefferson Parish ("the Parish") and
you, your heirs, agents, successors and assigns ("You"), and is made effective as
of the date of electronic execution. This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions
of your use of the Jefferson Parish Water Utility website (“Website”) and explains
the Parish’s obligations to you and your obligations to the Parish.
This Agreement along with any other or additional Website policies, together with
any modifications that may be made hereto, constitutes the complete and exclusive
agreement between you and the Parish. This Agreement supersedes all prior proposals,
agreements, or other communications. All Website policies and agreements specific
to use of the Website are incorporated herein and are made part of this Agreement
You acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by all terms
and conditions of this Agreement and any other policies or agreements made part
of this Agreement by reference, as well as any new, different or additional terms,
conditions or policies which the Parish may establish from time to time, and any
agreements that the Parish is currently bound by or will be bound by in the future.
You understand and agree that the Parish operates this Website on a commercial basis
and that in consideration of your use of the site, you agree that you are bound
to the terms and conditions herein with regard to your use of this Website, and
you agree to be bound as to any use and/or transactions undertaken on your behalf
by anyone acting as your Agent or otherwise using your account whether or not the
transactions were in your behalf. You acknowledge that the Parish's acceptance of
account transactions related to the use of the Website will take and/or is deemed
to have taken place at the Parish’s offices located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana,
The following additional terms and conditions apply:
You represent that you have provided and will continue to provide accurate and correct
information to the Parish and understand that the Parish has relied and will continue
to rely materially on each representation of fact that you have made in the past
and will make in the future.
2. Payments and Collections
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, in the event that the Parish
finds it necessary to bring suit to collect any monies owed it by you, you agree
and submit to personal jurisdiction of the 24th Judicial District Court
in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, and agree that the laws of the State of Louisiana
will govern any such claims.
3. Your Representations and Warranties to the Parish
You, or the individuals who electronically agree to this Agreement on your behalf
represent and warrant that they have the right, power, legal capacity and appropriate
authority to enter into this Agreement, and that they own and have not transferred
to any other person or entity any of the rights, claims or interests that are the
subject of this Agreement. You represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age
or older, or that you have an agent authorized by law to represent you who is 18
years of age or older who is entering into this Agreement on your behalf. You warrant
that each action you make is being done so in good faith.
The Parish expressly reserves the right to deny transactions with any person if
in its sole discretion it determines that such transaction would conflict with any
applicable laws, government rules or requirements, requests of law enforcement,
dispute resolution process, or to avoid any liability, civil or criminal, on the
part of the Parish.
4. Registration and Password
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and
your password. You will be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether
or not authorized by you.
The failure of the Parish to enforce any of the provisions within this Agreement
or its incorporated agreements and policies against you or others shall not be construed
to be a waiver of the right of the Parish thereafter to enforce such provisions.
6. Binding Effect
This agreement is binding on you, your heirs, successors and assigns, partners,
agents, parent corporations, subsidiaries, affiliates, and employees.
When you create a billing account, you enter your
payment method. You must be authorized to use the chosen payment method.
You authorize us to charge for water utility service using your payment method.
8. Updates to Your Billing Account
You must keep all information in your billing account current, including your bank
routing number and account number, and your e-mail address. You can access
and make changes to your billing account by logging on at
http://waterbill.jeffparish.net. You may change your payment method
at any time. If you tell us to stop using your payment method, we may cancel
Your notice to us will not affect charges we submit to your billing account before
we reasonably could act on your request.
9. Online Statement; Errors
We will provide you with an online billing statement. This is the only billing
statement that we provide. Go to http://waterbill.jeffparish.net
to view or print a paper copy of this statement. If we make an error on your
bill, we will correct it promptly after you tell us and we investigate the charge.
10. Canceling the service
You may cancel the service at any time, with or without cause. Go to
http://waterbill.jeffparish.net to obtain information on canceling your
service. Cancellation of the service by you will not alter your obligation
to pay all charges made to your billing account.
We consider your use of the service to be private. However, we may access or disclose
information about you, your account and/or the content of your communications, in
order to: (1) comply with the law or legal process served on us; (2) enforce and
investigate potential violations of this Agreement, including use of this service
to participate in, or facilitate, activities that violate the law; or (3) protect
the rights, property, or safety of Jefferson Parish, its employees, its customers
or the public. You consent to the access and disclosures outlined in this
12. We May Change this Agreement
The terms of this Agreement may be modified from time to time. If
you do not agree to these changes, then you must cancel and stop using the service.
If you do not stop using the service, then your use of the service will continue
under the changed Agreement.
13. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY
We provide the service
“as-is,” “with all faults” and “as available.” We do not guarantee the accuracy
or timeliness of information available from the service. Jefferson Parish
gives no express warranties, guarantees or conditions. You may have additional
consumer rights under your local laws that this Agreement cannot change. We
exclude any implied warranties including those of merchantability, fitness for a
particular purpose, workmanlike effort and non-infringement.
14. Changes to the Service; If We Cancel the Service
We may change the service or delete features at any time and for any reason.
We may cancel or suspend your service at any time. Our cancellation or suspension
may be without cause and/or without notice. Upon service cancellation, your
right to use the service stops right away. Our cancellation of the service
will not alter your obligation to pay all charges made to your billing account.
15. Interpreting the Agreement
All parts of this Agreement apply to the maximum extent permitted by law.
A court may hold that we cannot enforce a part of this Agreement as written.
If this happens, then you and we will replace that part with terms that most closely
match the intent of the part that we cannot enforce. The rest of this Agreement
will not change. This is the entire Agreement between you and us regarding
your use of the service. It supersedes any prior Agreement or statements regarding
your use of the service.
16. No Third Party Beneficiaries
This Agreement is solely for your and our benefit. It is not for the benefit
of any other person, except for permitted successors and assigns under this Agreement.
17. Claim Must Be Filed Within One Year
Any claim related to this
Agreement or the service may not be brought unless brought within one year.
The one-year period begins on the date when the claim first could be filed.
If it is not filed, then that claim is permanently barred. This applies to
you and your successors. It also applies to us and our successors and assigns.
18. Your Notices to Us
You may notify us at the following address:
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd
Jefferson, LA 70123
We do not accept e-mail notices.
19. Notices We Send You; Consent Regarding Electronic Information
This Agreement is in electronic form. We have promised to send you certain information
in connection with the service and have the right to send you certain additional
information. There may be other information regarding the service that the
law requires us to send you. We may send you this information in electronic
form. You have the right to withdraw this consent, but if you do, we may cancel
We may provide required information to you:
• by e-mail at the e-mail address of record in our system;
• by access to a Parish website that will be designated in an e-mail notice sent to you at the time
the information is available; or
• by access to the Parish website that will be generally designated in advance for this purpose.
Notices provided to you via e-mail will be deemed given and received on the transmission date of the e-mail.
If you do not consent to receive any notices electronically, you must stop using the service.
This website is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of
the United States, please be aware that any information you provided to us will
be transferred to the United States. By using our website, participating in any
of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.
If you have any questions or concerns
about the substance or implementation of this Agreement, please contact the Jefferson
Parish Legal Department at JPParishAttorney@jeffparish.net
Last Updated: September, 2006