El Paso Corp. Finance Center Usage Agreement

The El Paso Corporation Finance Center is available for the exclusive use of the students, faculty, and staff of Rice University. All users are required to digitally sign and submit the agreement found below prior to using Finance Center resources. Soon after the agreement is submitted, your ID card will give you access to the Finance Center during normal Jones School hours.

Any questions about the agreement or the Finance Center in general should be directed to Nolan Waugh (nolan@rice.edu).

The phrase "Finance Center" shall refer to the El Paso Corporation Finance Center at Rice University and shall include all of its documentation, video or audio resources, analytical software packages, and data or information including but not limited to that found on its servers and trade stations.

I desire to use the information and resources of the Finance Center, and in consideration thereof, I hereby acknowledge & agree as follows:

I shall use the Finance Center only for my academic studies or research and will not sell, lease, furnish, or otherwise permit or provide access to the information to any other Person. I will not engage in the operation of any illegal business; use or permit anyone else to use the information or resources contained on Finance Center trade stations or from other Finance Center resources for any illegal purpose. I acknowledge that Finance Center data, services, and software can only be used for academic purposes. They cannot be sold or used for any business purposes or activities.

I shall properly source any data, graphics, or other information from Finance Center resources used in any form of publication including but not limited to papers, reports, websites, and projects. I will not present the information or resources contained on Finance Center trade stations or from other Finance Center resources in any unfair, misleading, or discriminatory format. I will not hold any Person liable for inaccurate or missing data or software that produces inaccurate or wrong calculations. I will take reasonable security precautions to prevent unauthorized Persons from gaining access to the information or resources contained on Finance Center workstations or in other Finance Center resources. I have not given and will not give the Finance Center ID / password to any Person and agree that I am responsible for the integrity of maintaining in confidence that Password and ID.

This agreement shall be deemed to have been made in the United States in the State of Texas and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with, and the validity and performance hereof shall be governed by, the laws of the State of Texas, without reference to principles of conflicts of laws thereof. I hereby consent to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of or for the City of Houston in connection with any action or proceeding instituted relating to this Agreement.

In this agreement, the word "or" includes the word "and." The word "Person" means any natural person, proprietorship, corporation, partnership, or other entity whatsoever.

I have read and understand the foregoing, and I agree to use the Finance Center upon and subject to the provisions hereof.