Membership Terms of Service

Last Updated: March 19, 2021

Summary in plain English

EnergyBot is a free membership service that searches the market to find you the best electric plan. We pre-screen thousands of energy plans to make sure you get the best plan for your specific needs.  

Once you choose a plan and become a member, we have automated the process of completing the agreement with the supplier and starting the switching process on your behalf. Our automated process creates lower costs in an industry that is typically dominated by sales calls and paper processes.

We do not charge any fees for our membership and do not bill you directly for anything. You will be billed directly by the supplier or utility. We are typically (but not always) compensated by the supplier as a sales and marketing commission. Because we replace the supplier’s internal costs of sales and marketing in a more automated way, this normally results in a lower overall cost to the customer.

After you become a member, we track your usage and billing to make sure you are charged correctly.  We also use this information to find plans that can lower your cost based on your specific usage profile. As long as your membership with EnergyBot continues we will continue to find you the best plan in the market when your previous plan expires, let you know about the plan that  we have chosen for you and enroll you without any effort on your part.  

Our terms and conditions below basically cover the normal legal issues faced when running a website. We do not share your information with third parties without your permission except to enroll you in your plan with a supplier.

We are registered with the Public Utility Commission in the states in which we operate pursuant to the requirements of each state. See the full list of states and license information here.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at (888) 743-1870.

Please read the full legal agreement below.

Terms and Conditions

These Terms of Service ("Terms of Service") govern the access or use by you of applications, websites, content, products, and services (the "Services") made available by Blitz Ventures, a Delaware LLC ("Blitz Ventures," "we," or "us"). PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES. Your access and use of the Services constitutes your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Service, which establish a contractual relationship between you and Blitz Ventures. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, you may not access or use the Services. Blitz Ventures may amend these Terms of Service from time to time. Amendments will be effective upon Blitz Ventures posting of such updated Terms of Service at this location. Your continued access or use of the Services after such posting constitutes your consent to be bound by the Terms of Service, as amended.
Our collection and use of personal information in connection with the Services is as provided in Blitz Ventures Privacy Policy located at www.energy.bot.

The Services

The Services constitute various web pages operated by us that, among other things, provide information to visitors of the EnergyBot website, located at www.energy.bot, and subdomains thereof (collectively, the "Sites").
Subject to these Terms of Service, visitors of the Sites are allowed to access and use any content, information, and related materials that may be made available through the Sites, in each case solely for your personal, noncommercial use. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Blitz Ventures and Blitz Ventures’ licensors. Although Blitz Ventures strives to provide content, information, and related materials that are both useful and accurate, the nature of the data and other information available via the Services is subject to frequent change. Accordingly, the content, information, and related materials available via the Services may not be up-to-date, accurate, or complete at all times.

Supplier Agreement

The supplier that you have chosen has the final authority to complete the agreement. They may choose not to honor the pricing and/or terms shown due to credit review, electricity usage review or other reasons. If the supplier does not complete the agreement as presented, we will notify you and provide you with alternatives for your approval before proceeding.

User Accounts

In order to use some aspects of the Services, you must register for and maintain an active personal user Services account ("Account"). Account registration requires you to submit to Blitz Ventures certain personal information, such as your name, address, and mobile phone number. You agree to maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date information in your Account. Your failure to maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date Account information may result in your inability to access and use the Services. This includes password strength requirements and password frequency changes. You are responsible for all activity that occurs under your Account, and you agree to maintain the security and secrecy of your Account username and password at all times. You grant Blitz Ventures the right to provide any information you submit to third parties for purposes of facilitating the completion of any transactions initiated by you or on your behalf.
There is a risk that unauthorized third parties may engage in illegal activity, such as hacking into Blitz Ventures security systems or Blitz Ventures contracted vendors’ security system, or by intercepting transmissions of personal information over the Internet. Blitz Ventures is not responsible for any data obtained by third parties in an unauthorized manner.

Lack Of Contract For Energy Service

Blitz Ventures is the provider of the Service and is not a party to any electricity contract concluded pursuant to the Service. Blitz Ventures is not responsible or liable to you in any way, including, without limitation, any disputes arising out of the contract between users and third-party energy service providers. Each energy transaction shall be consummated directly between the user and third-party energy provider, and Blitz Ventures has interest as a broker/agent only. You may use the Service to obtain offers from Retail Electric Providers (“REPs”) for energy services. You may be required to accept or agree to additional Terms of Service when you submit an inquiry to the REP site available to you through Blitz Ventures. By clicking on any button indicating an acceptance or agreement to terms (“Submission”), you understand that you are agreeing to the stated Terms of Service of that Submission and that you are inquiring as to energy service offers through Blitz Ventures to the participating REPs.

Agency Designation

If you select certain services on the Site that require an agency authorization, you authorize Blitz Ventures acting through its managers, officers, or employees, to (i) access your account(s) with each Retail Electric Provider ("REP") with whom you have an account; (ii) obtain copies of your payment history, billing history, and update or modify your payment information to allow us to collect fees for the payment of services on your behalf that we collect from you with each REP with whom you have an account ; (iii) obtain copies of your historical usage information from your current or past REP; (iv) communicate with a REP on behalf of you; and (v) negotiate one or more service agreements on behalf of you for retail electric service; and (vi) switch you from one REP to another REP on behalf of you. By selecting our agency services, you hereby appoint Blitz Ventures as your agent with limited power of attorney to act on your behalf in obtaining the information described above and negotiating the agreement(s) described herein.

Agency Authorization - Smart Meter Texas

By selecting the services on this Site that require our access to your Smart Meter, you authorize Blitz Ventures acting through its managers, officers, or employees, to (i) access or createCustomer's account(s) with Smart Meter Texas, www.smartmetertexas.com; (ii) initiate a 3rd Party Energy Data Agreement for as a period at least as long as you are a customer of Blitz Ventures, enabling Real Simple Energy Inc. to view and download your energy usage, meter, and premise information, which is available in 15-minute daily or monthly intervals; (iii) update or modify your Smart Meter Texas account profile for the sole purpose of allowing Real Simple Energy Inc. to administer the 3rd Party Energy Data Agreement; (iv) and communicate with Smart Meter Texas on your behalf. By selecting the pertinent services, you hereby appoint Blitz Ventures as your agent with limited power of attorney to act on your behalf in obtaining the information described above.

Authorization

You acknowledge that by purchasing the relevant services, you are allowing us to sign paperwork, electronically or otherwise, on your behalf as an authorized representative.

Code of Conduct

In connection with your use of the Services, you agree that you will not:

  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using the Services, including, without limitation, by means of "hacking" or defacing any portion of the Services;
  • Use the Services for any unlawful purpose;
  • Transmit any software or other materials that contain any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, defects, date bombs, time bombs or other items of a destructive or malicious nature;
  • Modify, copy, change, adapt, sub-license, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Services or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Services;
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained on the Services or "frame" or "mirror" any part of the Services;
  • Use any robot, spider, offline reader, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, data mine or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Services or its contents without our prior written consent; or
  • Take any action that imposes or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our (or our third party providers’) infrastructure.

Consent to Receive Emails and Text Messages

By creating an Account, you agree that the Services may send you informational emails and text (SMS) messages as part of the normal business operation of your use of the Services. You may opt-out of receiving emails and text (SMS) messages from Blitz Ventures at any time. You acknowledge that opting out of receiving emails or text (SMS) messages may impact your use of the Services.

DISCLAIMER

THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." BLITZ VENTURES DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, NOT EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, BLITZ VENTURES MAKES NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR GUARANTEE REGARDING THE RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES OR ANY SERVICES REQUESTED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES, OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU AGREE THAT THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, AND ANY SERVICE REQUESTED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, REMAINS SOLELY WITH YOU, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

BLITZ VENTURES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, PERSONAL INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE RELATED TO, IN CONNECTION WITH, OR OTHERWISE RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF BLITZ VENTURES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BLITZ VENTURES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, LIABILITY OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF (1) YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SERVICES; (2) YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES; (3) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED ON OUR OR OUR AGENTS’ SERVERS; OR (4) ANY ERRORS, MISTAKES, INACCURACIES OR OMISSIONS IN ANY MATERIALS, OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY MATERIALS POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICES, EVEN IF BLITZ VENTURES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BLITZ VENTURES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING FROM CAUSES BEYOND BLITZ VENTURES REASONABLE CONTROL. IN NO EVENT SHALL BLITZ VENTURES TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (US $100).

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Blitz Ventures and its officers, directors, employees, and agents harmless from any and all claims, demands, losses, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees), arising out of or in connection with: (i) your use of the Services or services obtained through your use of the Services; (ii) your breach or violation of any of these Terms of Service; or (iii) your violation of the rights of any third party.

Termination

These Terms of Service shall remain effective until terminated in accordance with its terms. We reserve the right to immediately terminate these Terms of Service, and/or your access to and use of the Services or any portion thereof, at any time and for any reason, with or without cause. Additionally, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, suspend or discontinue any part of the Services at any time, with or without notice to you. Upon termination of these Terms of Service, your right to use the Services shall immediately cease. You agree that Blitz Ventures may immediately deactivate or delete your password and user name, and all related information and files associated with it, and/or bar any further access to such information or files.

Choice of Law

These Terms of Service and the rights and obligations of the parties under these Terms of Service will be governed by, and construed and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware, excluding its rules of conflicts of law. Any and all obligations under these Terms of Service are due in Dallas County, Texas and the parties hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the courts in Dallas County, Texas with respect to all disputes arising out of these Terms of Service.

Notice

Blitz Ventures may give notice by means of a general notice on the Sites, electronic mail to your email address in your Account, or by written communication sent by first class mail or pre-paid post to your address in your Account. Such notice shall be deemed to have been given upon the expiration of 48 hours after mailing or posting (if sent by first class mail or pre-paid post) or 12 hours after sending (if sent by email). You may give notice to Blitz Ventures, with such notice deemed given when received by Blitz Ventures, at any time by first class mail or pre-paid post to Blitz Ventures, Attn: Customer Service, Suite 200, Energy Plaza, Dallas, Texas.

General

You may not assign these Terms of Service without Blitz Ventures prior written approval. Any purported assignment in violation of this section shall be void. No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Blitz Ventures as a result of this agreement or use of the Services. If any provision of these Terms of Service is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced to the fullest extent under law. Blitz Ventures failure to enforce any right or provision in these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Blitz Ventures in writing.

LICENSES

Blitz Ventures maintains licenses and required regulatory approvals to provide Services in the states in which it operates. In some states we may, on occasion, leverage another licensed broker of record to provide Services. See license details here.