Gulf States Transmission Corporation
Original Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 08/01/1998, Docket: GT98- 78-000, Status: Effective
First Revised Sheet No. 72 First Revised Sheet No. 72 : Effective
Superseding: Original Sheet No. 72
TRADING PARTNER AGREEMENT
for the Electronic Data Interchange
of Information Over the Public Internet (continued)
2.3. Garbled Transmissions. If any transmitted Document is received in an
unintelligible or garbled form, the receiving party shall promptly notify
the originating party (if identifiable from the received Document) in a
Section 3. Transaction Terms.
3.1. Terms and Conditions. This Agreement is to be considered part of any other
written agreement duly executed by the parties referencing it or as
referenced by mutual agreement of the parties in the Appendix hereto. The
terms of this Agreement shall prevail in the event of a conflict with any of
the terms and conditions applicable to any Transaction insofar as such
conflict exists between the procedures to be used in the electronic
transmission of data set forth herein.
3.2. Confidentiality. No information contained in any Document or otherwise
exchanged between the parties shall be considered confidential, except to
the extent provided herein or pursuant to the transportation agreements
between the parties, other written agreements between the parties or by
3.3. Validity and Enforceability.
3.3.1. This Agreement has been executed by the parties to evidence their
mutual intent to create binding obligations pursuant to the
electronic transmission and receipt of Documents specifying certain
of the applicable terms.
3.3.2. Any Document properly transmitted pursuant to this Agreement shall
be considered to be a "writing" or "in writing"; and any such
Document when containing, or to which there is affixed, a Signature
Code ("Signed Document") shall be deemed for all purposes to have
been "signed" and to constitute an "original" when printed from
electronic files or records established and maintained in the normal
course of business.
3.3.3. The parties agree not to contest the validity or enforceability of
any Signed Document under the provisions of any applicable law
relating to whether certain agreements are to be in writing or
signed by the party to be bound thereby. Signed Documents, if
introduced as evidence on paper in any judicial, arbitration,
mediation or administrative proceedings, will be admissible as
between the parties to the same extent and under the same conditions
as other business records originated and maintained in documentary
form. Neither party shall contest the admissibility of copies of
Signed Documents under either the business records exception to the
hearsay rule or the best evidence rule on the basis that the Signed
Documents were not originated or maintained in documentary form.