End CA Blackouts Offer Terms

Last updated: June 7, 2021

This page describes the terms and conditions (“Offer Terms”) that apply to OhmConnect’s Free Smart Device Offer (referred to in these terms and conditions as the “Smart Device Promotion” or the “Promotion”) which we hope will help end California blackouts!    
Some California residents cannot participate in this Smart Device Promotion because they are not electric service customers of PG&E, SCE or SDG&E, even though they live in California zip codes. For those California residents, we offer an alternate promotion allowing them to refer an eligible friend to the Smart Device Promotion. You will find the terms and conditions for this alternate promotion to help end California blackouts (referred to as the “Alternate Promotion”), further below.

PLEASE READ THESE OFFER TERMS CAREFULLY AND IN FULL. THEY CONTAIN CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS ON THE SMART DEVICE PROMOTION AS WELL AS     INFORMATION ON WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLETE THE OHMCONNECT REGISTRATION PROCESS AFTER RECEIVING YOUR SELECTED SMART DEVICE--     INCLUDING WHEN YOU CAN BE CHARGED FOR THE PRICE OF THE SMART DEVICE IF YOU FAIL TO TIMELY CONNECT THE DEVICE TO OHMCONNECT WITHIN THE PERIOD SPECIFIED.


1.  Introduction


OhmConnect is a free service that can help consumers decrease energy usage during periods of high demand. OhmConnect, Inc. (“OhmConnect”) has partnered with Google and several other manufacturers to offer up to one million free smart thermostats and other smart devices as part of the Smart Device Promotion to existing SCE, SDG&E or PG&E electric service customers who are new to OhmConnect. Smart Device Promotion participants are referred to in these Terms and Conditions as “Participants.”

Again, for California residents whose homes are within a California zip code but who are not customers of SCE, SDG&E or PG&E, please skip below to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS for the Alternate Promotion.

These Offer Terms for the Smart Device Promotion incorporate by reference the additional terms and conditions corresponding to OhmConnect’s Demand Response Program and, for those who are eligible for and elect to receive a Google Nest thermostat, Google’s Nest Rush Hour Rewards Program, both of which can be found here:  

For those electing to receive a Nest thermostat as part of the Smart Device Promotion, the OhmConnect Demand Response Program is provided in conjunction with Google’s Nest Rush Hour Rewards Program, and enrollment in both is required to qualify for a free Nest thermostat. If you receive a smart device other than a Nest thermostat, such smart devices may require your agreement to other terms and conditions between you and the manufacturer or licensor of that smart device. Regardless, you must be a new OhmConnect customer and enrolled in OhmConnect’s Demand Response Program to be eligible to participate in the Smart Device Promotion.

These Offer Terms are meant to be consistent with and supplementary to the General Terms and the Nest Terms (as applicable). In the event of any inconsistency or direct conflict between these Offer Terms and the General Terms, these Offer Terms will prevail.


2. The Smart Device Promotion
Smart Device Promotion: Subject to availability, OhmConnect will provide each individual who completes the eligibility requirements between 4/28/21 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (PT) and 9/30/21 at 5:00 PM (PT) (the “Promotional Period”) with one of following devices: (1) Google Nest thermostat, (2) ecobee 3 lite Thermostat, (3) Sensi Smart Thermostat or (4) 2 Smart OhmPlugs with a $25 credit added to their OhmConnect wallet (which the consumer can redeem via PayPal). While supplies last.

The Smart Device Promotion cannot be combined with any other OhmConnect promotions or offerings. OhmConnect reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the Smart Device Promotion for any reason or for no reason. All information collected by OhmConnect in connection with the Smart Device Promotion will be collected and used in accordance with the Privacy Policy.


3. Eligibility

To be eligible for the Promotion, you must satisfy all of the following conditions and steps:

First, to reserve your free Google Nest smart thermostat, you must complete steps 1-6 on or before 6/30/21 at 5:00pm Pacific Time:

Step 1

Set up an OhmConnect Account. Participants must become first time, fully enrolled customers of OhmConnect, Inc. Visit the offer page EndCABlackouts.com and create a new OhmConnect account by providing your email address, zip code, first name, phone number and creating a password. To become an OhmConnect customer, you must agree to the General Terms.

Step 2

Authorize Your Utility to Share Usage Data. As part of enrolling in OhmConnect’s Demand Response Program, as well as to be eligible for this Promotion, Participants must authorize utility usage data to be shared with OhmConnect.

Before proceeding to Step 3 or 4 (as applicable), your utility (SCE, SDG&E or PG&E) must confirm that sharing has been authorized. Depending on your utility’s authorization process, this may take anywhere from 2 minutes to several weeks, although the average time is approximately 10 minutes.

Step 3

If you opt to receive a Google Nest thermostat, join Google Nest’s Rush Hour Rewards Program. For those electing to receive a Nest thermostat as part of the Smart Device Promotion, enrollment in both the OhmConnect Demand Response Program and Google's Rush Hour Rewards Program is required.

Step 4

Provide a Credit Card. You must furnish OhmConnect with a valid credit card and provide your authorization for us to charge your card for the MSRP of the smart device you elect to receive.      A Smart Device Promotion participant will be charged for the device if you fail to connect the smart thermostat or OhmPlugs to OhmConnect associated with your SCE, SDG&E or PG&E electric utility account within 30 days of delivery to the shipping address provided in Step 5. See below for MSRP.

Step 5

Provide Shipping Address. Provide a shipping address to where the smart device will be shipped.

Step 6

To complete the qualifications for a free smart device, you must become an Active User of the OhmConnect Program and Platform within the Promotional Period, including by engaging and participating with the OhmConnect platform, communications and/or events.


4. Additional Terms and Conditions

You are solely responsible for purchasing, maintaining and using at your own expense all utility, Wi-Fi, access to the internet, communications and other equipment and devices necessary to participate in the Promotion.

Employees, officers and directors of OhmConnect, its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion, and production agencies, Webmasters and Web suppliers, their immediate family members (parents, grandparents, children, siblings, and spouse of any of the foregoing) regardless of where they live and individuals residing in their same household, whether related or not, are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.


5. Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THIS PROMOTION IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND AS AVAILABLE AND EXCLUSIVE OF ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AND INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. OHMCONNECT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE PROMOTION INCLUDING ANY DEVICES OR SERVICES PROVIDED AS PART OF THE PROMOTION WILL BE ERROR FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. OHMCONNECT DOES NOT WARRANT OR SUPPORT THE SMART DEVICES PROVIDED AS PART OF THE PROMOTION, AND OHMCONNECT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO THIRD PARTIES (INCLUDING GOOGLE) AS PART OF THIS PROMOTION. IN ADDITION TO THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN THE GENERAL TERMS, OHMCONNECT WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY SMART DEVICE. AS A CONDITION OF PARTICIPATING IN THE PROMOTION, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS OHMCONNECT, INC., ITS AFFILIATED ENTITIES, AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WHATSOEVER OR ANY INJURIES, LOSS, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE USE, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, OR MISUSE OF ANY SMART DEVICE; PARTICIPATION IN THE OHMCONNECT SERVICE; OR PARTICIPATION IN GOOGLE’S RUSH HOUR REWARDS PROGRAM.


6. Fraud

Use of automated, robotic, programmed and like methods of online participation are prohibited. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion, as determined by OhmConnect in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. OhmConnect may also prosecute such persons to the full extent of the law.


7. Changes

From time to time, OhmConnect may change these Offer Terms. If it does so, the “Last Updated” line above will be revised. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Offer Terms. Your continued participation in the Promotion following the posting of changes to the Offer Terms indicates your acceptance of those changes. OhmConnect also reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion for any reason or for no reason.


8. Questions

If you have any questions, please contact OhmConnect at OhmConnect, Inc., 371 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607.

OhmConnect: OhmConnect, Inc., 371 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE ALTERNATE PROMOTION

1. Introdcution to the Alternate Promotion

OhmConnect is a free service that can help consumers decrease energy usage during periods of high demand. OhmConnect, Inc. (“OhmConnect”) has partnered with several manufacturers to offer up to one million free smart thermostats and other smart devices as part of what is known as the “Smart Device Promotion,” available to existing SCE, SDG&E or PG&E electric service customers resident in California.

Some California residents do not live within electric services areas eligible for our Smart Device Promotion. We want to reach those residents as well, so we are offering this Alternate Promotion to  customers whose homes are within a California zip code but who are not customers of SCE, SDG&E or PG&E and who complete the Alternate Promotion eligibility requirements described below.


2. The Alternate Promotion

Subject to availability, OhmConnect will provide each individual who completes the eligibility requirements below between 6/7/21 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (PT) and 9/30/21 at 5:00 PM (PT) (the “Promotional Period”) with a choice of the following: (1) one Sensi Smart Thermostat or (2) a $50 credit added to their OhmConnect wallet (which the consumer can redeem via PayPal). While supplies last.      

The Alternate Promotion cannot be combined with any other OhmConnect promotions or offerings. OhmConnect reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the Alternate Promotion for any reason or for no reason, to substitute the referenced Smart Thermostat with an alternate offer. All information collected by OhmConnect in connection with the Alternate Promotion will be collected and used in accordance with the Privacy Policy.


3. Eligibility for the Alternate Promotion

To be eligible for the Alternate Promotion, you must satisfy the following conditions and steps:

Step 1

Set up an OhmConnect Account. Visit the offer page EndCABlackouts.com and create a new OhmConnect account by providing your email address, zip code, first name, phone number and creating a password. To become an OhmConnect customer, you must agree to the General Terms. Alternate Promotion Participants must be first time customers of OhmConnect, Inc.

Step 2

Reserve a Smart Device or Cash Bonus/Provide a Shipping Address. You will be prompted to reserve a smart device or to choose a cash bonus.  If you have chosen to reserve the Sensi Smart Thermostat, provide a shipping address to where the smart device will be shipped upon completion of all eligibility steps.

Step 3

Refer a Friend to Qualify for a Free Smart Device or Cash Bonus. In order to receive a smart device or cash bonus, Alternate Promotion participants must refer an eligible friend who is a first time OhmConnect user, who successfully signs up for an OhmConnect account to participate in the OhmConnect demand response program, saves energy, and becomes an active OhmConnect participant during the Promotional Period.

Here is how the referral requirements work:


4. Additional Terms and Conditions

You are solely responsible for purchasing, maintaining and using at your own expense all utility, Wi-Fi, access to the internet, communications and other equipment and devices necessary to participate in the Promotion.

Employees, officers and directors of OhmConnect, its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion, and production agencies, Webmasters and Web suppliers, their immediate family members (parents, grandparents, children, siblings, and spouse of any of the foregoing) regardless of where they live and individuals residing in their same household, whether related or not, are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.


5. Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THIS PROMOTION IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND AS AVAILABLE AND EXCLUSIVE OF ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AND INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. OHMCONNECT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE PROMOTION INCLUDING ANY DEVICES OR SERVICES PROVIDED AS PART OF THE PROMOTION WILL BE ERROR FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. OHMCONNECT DOES NOT WARRANT OR SUPPORT THE SMART DEVICES PROVIDED AS PART OF THE PROMOTION, AND OHMCONNECT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO THIRD PARTIES (INCLUDING GOOGLE) AS PART OF THIS PROMOTION. IN ADDITION TO THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN THE GENERAL TERMS, OHMCONNECT WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY SMART DEVICE. AS A CONDITION OF PARTICIPATING IN THE PROMOTION, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS OHMCONNECT, INC., ITS AFFILIATED ENTITIES, AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WHATSOEVER OR ANY INJURIES, LOSS, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE USE, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, OR MISUSE OF ANY SMART DEVICE; PARTICIPATION IN THE OHMCONNECT SERVICE; OR PARTICIPATION IN GOOGLE’S RUSH HOUR REWARDS PROGRAM.


6. Fraud

Use of automated, robotic, programmed and like methods of online participation are prohibited. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion, as determined by OhmConnect in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. OhmConnect may also prosecute such persons to the full extent of the law.


7. Changes

From time to time, OhmConnect may change these Offer Terms. If it does so, the “Last Updated” line above will be revised. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Offer Terms. Your continued participation in the Promotion following the posting of changes to the Offer Terms indicates your acceptance of those changes. OhmConnect also reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion for any reason or for no reason.


8. Questions

If you have any questions, please contact OhmConnect at OhmConnect, Inc., 371 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607.

‍OhmConnect: OhmConnect, Inc., 371 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607.