Terms of Use

Terms of Use

By using our site, you are agreeing to comply and be bound by the following terms of use. Please review the following terms carefully. The terms “EF”, “us”, “we” or “our” as used throughout all three sections of these Terms of Use refers to the Efficiency Forward, Inc., the owner of the web site, and DesignLights Consortium, a program of Efficiency Forward, Inc.  The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our web site, or in the case of the QPL Applicants Terms of Use, to manufacturers or others interested in submitting a product for listing.

Acceptance of Agreement

You agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) with respect to our web site. This Agreement may be amended at any time by us from time to time without specific notice to you. The latest Agreement will be posted on the site, and you should review this Agreement prior to using the site.

Limited license/Permitted Uses

You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access EF’s web site in strict accordance with this Agreement solely for your non-commercial needs as a user. The foregoing limited license shall not be construed as conferring any right in any copyright or other intellectual property right in the content of this web site.  This site and all content on this site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, distributed, or used for the creation of derivative works without EF's prior written consent. 

Except for the limited permission in the preceding paragraph, EF does not grant you any express or implied rights or licenses under any patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other proprietary or intellectual property rights.

Disclaimer of Warranty

Use of this site is at your sole risk.  All materials, information, products, software, programs, and service are provided “As Is” with no warranties or guaranties whatsoever.  EF expressly disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law all express, implied, statutory and other warranties, guaranties or representations, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of intellectual property rights.  EF makes no representation or warranty that this site will be secure, interruption-free or error-free. You agree that downloading or obtaining information from this site is done at your discretion and risk and that you are solely responsible for any damages that may result, including but not limited to loss of data or damage to your computer.  

Limitation of Liability

Except where prohibited by law, in no event will EF be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, arising from the use of the site.


You agree to indemnify and hold EF, its members, officers, directors, agents and affiliates, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with your use of the site.

Violation of These Terms of Use

You agree that EF may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the site and/or block your future access to the site if it determines that you have violated these Terms of Use. You also agree that EF may take legal action against you as a result of your violation of these Terms of Use, and will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to EF.  You agree that EF will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the site as a result of any violation of these.