Last Updated: 01/14/2022
By using the Service, you agree that you are at least the legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside or, if you are not, that you have obtained parental or guardian consent. The Service is not targeted for use by children under the age of 18. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN (18) YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE SERVICE.
We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time and at our sole discretion. Any changes to the Terms will be effective immediately upon posting and you agree to the new posted Terms by continuing your use of the Service. It is your responsibility to check periodically for any changes we may make to these Terms.
These Terms affect your legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations, govern your use of the Service, are legally binding, limit SolarSesame’s liability to you, and require you to indemnify SolarSesame and to settle certain disputes through arbitration. Your continued use of the Service affirms your agreement to these Terms. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms or any future modifications or amendments to these Terms, do not use our Service.
These Terms are written in the English language. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any translated versions of these Terms. To the extent any translated versions of these Terms conflict with the English language version, the English language version of these Terms shall control.
The Service is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
SolarSesame attempts to be as accurate as possible with its listings, descriptions, and images of products and services as well as other content. However, neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on the Service for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services, or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
Third Party Service Providers
SolarSesame helps you research, hire, rate, and review home service providers in a variety of fields including but not limited to solar energy, home improvement and maintenance, home warranty, home security, and home financing. We provide search, comparison, and other tools to help you make decisions about your home expenditures. While we may provide you the opportunity to receive quotes or other communications from our network of home service providers, SolarSesame is not a home service provider and does not provide any of the products or services advertised, listed, or otherwise shown on the Service.
SolarSesame is not a party to and will not be liable under any contract, order, or other agreement between you and any third-party service provider that you learn about or contact through the Service.
In order to access or use certain features or services offered on the Service, you may be required to register for a user account and to provide certain information about yourself as prompted by the webforms displayed to you. You represent and warrant that: (a) all required information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you are the person described in such information or, if not, you are lawfully authorized to provide such information and to give the consent of the person described in such information; and (c) you will maintain the accuracy of such information.
If you register with us or create an account, you are solely responsible and liable for the security and confidentiality of your access credentials and for restricting access to your account and for all activity under your account. Passwords, usernames, and email addresses must be personal, unique, not violate the rights of any person or entity, and not offensive. We may reject the use of any password, username, or email address for any reason in our sole discretion. You are solely responsible for your registration information and for updating and maintaining it. You agree that you will be responsible for any and all statements made, and acts or omissions that occur, through the use of your password. SolarSesame may assume that any communication it receives under your username, account or password have been made by you unless we receive notice otherwise. You will immediately notify us at the email address listed below, if you have reason to believe or become aware of any loss, theft or unauthorized use of your account, password, or username, or any other breach of security, but will remain responsible for any unauthorized use. You will not sell, transfer, or assign your account or any account rights. Accounts may only be set up by the individual that is the subject of the account, and who is of the age of majority. We do not review accounts for authenticity and are not responsible for any unauthorized accounts that may appear on the Service. For any dispute as to account creation or authenticity, we shall have the sole right, but are not obligated, to resolve such dispute as we determine appropriate in our sole and exclusive discretion, without notice.
If you violate any of these provisions, SolarSesame may suspend or terminate your account and your access to the Service.
Ownership of Service and Content
The Service and all of its content, including without limitation all copyrights, patents, trademarks, service marks, and trade names, as well as all logos, text, design, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips, downloads, interfaces, code and software, as well as the selection and arrangement thereof, and all other intellectual property (collectively referred to as the “Content”), are all proprietary and owned or controlled by SolarSesame, our licensors, and certain other third parties. All right, title, and interest in and to the Content available via the Service is the exclusive property of and owned by SolarSesame, our licensors or certain other third parties, and is protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property and unfair competition rights and laws to the fullest extent possible.
Subject to full compliance with these Terms, a limited, revocable, nontransferable license is granted to you to temporarily download one copy of the Service for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is not a transfer of title, right, or interest in the Service or Content. The license does not give you the right to, and you are strictly prohibited from, modifying or copying the Content, using the Content for any commercial purpose, publicly displaying the Content, attempting to decompile or reverse engineer the Content, removing any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notations from the Content, or otherwise infringing upon the intellectual property rights of SolarSesame. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by SolarSesame at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
SolarSesame owns and uses several trademarks on the Service, including but not limited to: SolarSesame, SOLARSESAME, SOLARTWINE, HOMETWINE, and YOUR HOME FOR A STRESS-FREE HOME. All rights reserved.
Some features of the Service may now or in the future allow you to provide content, such as written comments or reviews, to be published or displayed on public areas of the Service (“User Content”). All content submitted by you to the Service may be retained by us indefinitely, even after you terminate your account. By submitting any User Content, you grant to SolarSesame a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use the User Content in any manner, including to create derivative works, without any compensation or notice to you. We cannot control the actions of other users of the Service with whom you may choose to share your User Content. Your User Content is posted and transmitted to others at your own risk.
Disclaimer and Limitations of Liability
THE SERVICE AND ALL SERVICES, INFORMATION, GOODS, AND MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE OR PURCHASED THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND WE DISCLAIM ALL STATUTORY OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE AND ALL SERVICES, INFORMATION, GOODS, AND MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, AND TITLE. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE (OR ANY PART THEREOF) WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR ERROR-FREE, NOR THAT ANY PARTICULAR SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE, WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE SERVICE, AND YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO (A) OBTAIN AND PAY FOR ANY SOFTWARE, HARDWARE AND SERVICES (INCLUDING INTERNET CONNECTIVITY) NEEDED TO ACCESS AND USE THE SERVICE AND (B) ENSURE THAT ANY SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, AND SERVICES THAT YOU USE WILL FUNCTION CORRECTLY WITH THE SERVICE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MUST EVALUATE, AND THAT YOU BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH, THE USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE.
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, NOR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF OTHER INTANGIBLES, LOSS OF SECURITY OF INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, OR UNAUTHORIZED INTERCEPTION OF ANY SUCH INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES, EVEN IF ADVISED IN ADVANCE OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES. FURTHER, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS ON THE SERVICE. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SERVICE IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICE. OUR MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT, IF ANY, PAID BY YOU TO US TO ACCESS AND USE THE SERVICE.
IT IS POSSIBLE THAT APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW FOR LIMITATIONS ON CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF CERTAIN DAMAGES; SOLELY TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH LAW APPLIES TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. IF APPLICABLE LAW PROHIBITS THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF A PARTY’S LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY SUCH PARTY’S NEGLIGENCE, FRAUD, OR ANY OTHER MATTER, THEN SUCH PARTY’S LIABILITY WILL NOT BE LIMITED OR EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT OF SUCH PROHIBITION UNDER SUCH APPLICABLE LAW.
Except to the extent prohibited under applicable law, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless SolarSesame and its officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims, losses, liability, damages, costs, or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, that may arise from or in connection with (a) your use of, or activities in connection with, the Service or (b) violation of these Terms by you. If you fail to promptly indemnify and defend a covered claim, SolarSesame shall have the right to defend itself, and in such case, you shall promptly reimburse SolarSesame for all of its associated costs and expenses.
Links to Other Materials
The Service may provide links to other third-party websites (“Linked Sites”). SolarSesame has not reviewed all of the information on the Linked Sites, does not maintain any of the Linked Sites, and cannot control the completeness, accuracy, or security of the content contained on any Linked Site. The content of, including materials and information contained on, any Linked Site is solely the responsibility of the provider of that Linked Site. SolarSesame is not responsible for the contents of any such Linked Site, and the inclusion of any link to a Linked Site does not imply endorsement by SolarSesame of the Linked Site. Use of any such Linked Sites is at the user’s own risk.
The views and opinions expressed in Linked Sites are those of the authors or third parties and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SolarSesame. If you decide to access any Linked Site, you do this entirely at your own risk. References to any names, marks, products, or services of any third parties, third-party information, or Linked Sites are provided solely as a convenience to you, and do not constitute or imply an endorsement of the third party or its products and services. SolarSesame makes no representation or warranty as to any Linked Site, content, products or services, and you agree that SolarSesame shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such third-party content, products, or services available on or through any Linked Site or similar resource.
AS PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE SHALL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL LOSS, OR OTHER DAMAGE, WHETHER ARISING FROM NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, DEFAMATION, INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT, OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, CAUSED BY THE EXHIBITION, DISTRIBUTION, OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED WITHIN THESE THIRD-PARTY SERVICES.
By accessing the Service, you agree that the laws of the United States and the state of Delaware, without regard to conflicts of laws principles, will apply to all matters relating to the Service. You further agree that any litigation, action, or proceeding arising out of or related to these Terms shall be subject to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the state of Delaware and that venue shall be in an appropriate state or federal court located in Delaware. You hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of said courts and consent to service of process by email in any legal proceeding.
Arbitration of All Claims on an Individual Basis.
You and SolarSesame agree that any and all disputes or claims that have arisen or may arise between You and SolarSesame that relate in any way to the Service shall be resolved through confidential, final and binding arbitration rather than in court, with the exception of any dispute relating to the enforcement or validity of intellectual property rights. The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Agreement to Arbitrate.
If a dispute arises between You and SolarSesame, we want to learn about and address your concerns and, if we are unable to do so to your satisfaction, to provide you with a neutral and cost-effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Please contact us regarding any issues.
UNLESS YOU AND SolarSesame AGREE OTHERWISE, EACH OF US MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS, REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL PROCEEDING. ALSO, TO THE EXTENT AVAILABLE BY LAW, AND SUBJECT TO THE DAMAGE LIMITATIONS DISCUSSED HEREIN, THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF ONLY IN FAVOR, AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF, THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF.
If a court decides that any part of this agreement to arbitrate is invalid or unenforceable, the other parts of this Section shall still apply. Specifically, if a court decides that applicable law precludes enforcement of any of this paragraph’s limitations as to a particular claim or a particular request for a remedy (such as a request for public injunctive relief), then that claim or that remedy request (and only that claim or that remedy request) may be severed from the arbitration and may be brought in court, subject to Your and SolarSesame’s right to appeal the court’s decision. All other claims shall be arbitrated.
The arbitration shall be administered by JAMS pursuant to its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures and held in Delaware or any another mutually agreed location.
The arbitrator’s award shall be confidential, final, and binding, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees will be governed by the JAM’s rules which are publicly available on JAMS’s website at https://www.jamsadr.com/.
These Terms and other SolarSesame policies cited herein constitute the entire agreement between you and SolarSesame and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and SolarSesame relating to your use of the Service. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid by any law, rule, order, or regulation of any government or by the final determination of any state or federal court, such invalidity shall not affect the enforceability of any other provision of the Terms. The failure of SolarSesame to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
SolarSesame complies with the copyright notice-and-takedown procedures set out in the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which applies to content reported and removed for violating U.S. copyrights. Please note that any notice or counter-notice you submit must be truthful and must be submitted under penalty of perjury. A false notice or counter-notice may give rise to personal liability. You may therefore want to seek the advice of legal counsel before submitting a notice or a counter-notice. We may share any notices and counter-notices submitted to us with others including your contact information, and by submitting any notices, you agree you have no expectation of privacy in your submission.
Content owners of copyrighted material or their representing agents may submit a DMCA notice to our registered Copyright Agent if they believe that infringing activity has taken place on our Service. The abuse team will only consider valid reports of infringement, and you may submit a complete DMCA notice that features all of the points described below only if the representing party sending the request is the content owner or the authorized agent acting on behalf of the copyright owner. If you are not sure if SolarSesame has control over the allegedly infringed content, please obtain legal representation before contacting us. To be effective under the DMCA, any notification of claimed infringement must be in a written communication that includes substantially the following which must include a certification made under penalty of perjury:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed, as well as information sufficient for SolarSesame to determine the legitimacy of the signature and the identity of the signatory;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if a single notification covers multiple copyrighted works at a single online site, a representative list of such works at that site, including citation to the applicable copyright registrations where available;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit SolarSesame to locate the material, including a timestamp and visible identification of the material in a screenshot or comparable medium, with all metadata intact, as well as a hyperlink or URL to the website or online content at issue;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit SolarSesame to contact the complaining party, including an email address, telephone number, and, if available, physical mail address;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Any such notifications of claimed infringement must be sent to the below contact with the subject line “DMCA NOTICE”:
SolarSesame Copyright Agent
1420 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Please note if any notification of claimed infringement does not meet the above requirements, SolarSesame has no responsibility to respond to or act on any such defective notification of claimed infringement.
If you receive a notification of claimed infringement, you may submit a counter notification to us under the DMCA. It must include the following, which includes a certification made under penalty of perjury:
- Your physical or electronic signature, as well as information sufficient for SolarSesame to determine the legitimacy of the signature and the identity of the signatory;
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
- Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District court (i) in the judicial district where your address is located if the address is in the United States, or (ii) located in the District of Delaware, if your address is located outside the United States, and that you will accept service of process from the Complainant submitting the notice or the Complainant’s authorized agent.
Any such counter notification must be sent to:
SolarSesame Copyright Agent
1420 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
If you have any questions about these Terms, please write to us at:
Although SolarSesame will in most circumstances be able to receive your communications, SolarSesame does not guarantee that it will receive such communications timely and accurately and shall not be legally obligated to read, act on, or respond to any such email or other information. Be aware that your email communications to SolarSesame may not be secure and will not be treated as confidential.