(A) A provision of a nonelectronic contract involving a consumer and to which a state agency or a county office is not a party that authorizes the conducting of a transaction or any part of a transaction by electronic means is unenforceable against the consumer, unless the consumer separately signs the provision.
(B) A consumer's agreement to conduct a transaction or a part of a transaction electronically shall not be inferred solely from the fact that the consumer has used electronic means to pay an account or register a purchase or warranty.
(C) Divisions (A) and (B) of this section apply to every transaction described in those divisions notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter. This section shall not be varied by agreement.
(D) For purposes of this section:
(1) "Consumer" means an individual who is involved in a transaction primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.
(2) "State agency" means every organized body, office, or agency established by the laws of the state for the exercise of any function of state government.
(3) "County office" means any officer, department, board, commission, agency, court, or other instrumentality of a county.
Cite as R.C. § 1306.16
History. Effective Date: 09-14-2000; 11-05-2004