Rebate for IoT thermostat requires that you give permission to your utility to read "all data"

Aaron writes, "While filling out this seemingly great rebate for $100 for a recently purchased wifi-enabled thermostat, I happened to read the Terms and Conditions, which includes the fact that I must unwittingly agree to share all my thermostat data with my electric and gas companies (It was odd that they asked for my thermostat's MAC address). Because I have an ecobee3, this includes information on how often I'm in my bedroom, or when I'm home or out!"

Programmable or Wireless-Enabled Thermostat

By your signature and acceptance of energy efficiency incentive(s) you acknowledge that the data collected through the use of the wireless enabled thermostat may be shared with your electric and/or gas distribution company.

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