In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 44-7002

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Agreement: means the bargain of the parties in fact, as found in their language or inferred from other circumstances and from rules, regulations and procedures that are given the effect of agreements under laws otherwise applicable to a particular transaction. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Commission: means the Arizona corporation commission. See Arizona Laws 44-1801
  • Computer program: means a set of statements or instructions to be used directly or indirectly in an information processing system in order to bring about a certain result. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Contract: means the total legal obligation resulting from the parties' agreement as affected by this chapter and any other applicable law. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Electronic: means relating to technology that has electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical or electromagnetic capabilities or similar capabilities. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Electronic record: means a record that is created, generated, sent, communicated, received or stored by electronic means. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Electronic signature: means an electronic sound, symbol or process that is attached to or logically associated with a record and that is executed or adopted by an individual with the intent to sign the record. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Governmental agency: means an executive, legislative or judicial agency, department, board, commission, authority, institution or instrumentality of the federal government or a state or of a county or municipality or other political subdivision of a state. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Information: means data, text, images, sounds, codes, computer programs, software or databases or similar items. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, governmental agency or public corporation or any other legal or commercial entity. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and that is retrievable in perceivable form. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Security procedure: means a procedure that is employed to verify that an electronic signature, record or performance is that of a specific person or to detect changes or errors in the information in an electronic record. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • Transaction: means an action or set of actions occurring between two or more persons relating to the conduct of business, commercial or governmental affairs. See Arizona Laws 44-7002
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215

1. "Agreement" means the bargain of the parties in fact, as found in their language or inferred from other circumstances and from rules, regulations and procedures that are given the effect of agreements under laws otherwise applicable to a particular transaction.

2. "Automated transaction" means a transaction that is conducted or performed, in whole or in part, by electronic means or electronic records and in which the acts or records of one or both parties are not reviewed by an individual in the ordinary course in forming a contract, performing under an existing contract or fulfilling an obligation that is required by the transaction.

3. "Computer program" means a set of statements or instructions to be used directly or indirectly in an information processing system in order to bring about a certain result.

4. "Contract" means the total legal obligation resulting from the parties’ agreement as affected by this chapter and any other applicable law.

5. "Electronic" means relating to technology that has electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical or electromagnetic capabilities or similar capabilities.

6. "Electronic agent" means a computer program or an electronic or other automated means that is used independently to initiate an action or respond to electronic records or performances, in whole or in part, without review or action by an individual.

7. "Electronic record" means a record that is created, generated, sent, communicated, received or stored by electronic means.

8. "Electronic signature" means an electronic sound, symbol or process that is attached to or logically associated with a record and that is executed or adopted by an individual with the intent to sign the record.

9. "Governmental agency" means an executive, legislative or judicial agency, department, board, commission, authority, institution or instrumentality of the federal government or a state or of a county or municipality or other political subdivision of a state.

10. "Information" means data, text, images, sounds, codes, computer programs, software or databases or similar items.

11. "Information processing system" means an electronic system for creating, generating, sending, receiving, storing, displaying or processing information.

12. "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, governmental agency or public corporation or any other legal or commercial entity.

13. "Record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and that is retrievable in perceivable form.

14. "Security procedure" means a procedure that is employed to verify that an electronic signature, record or performance is that of a specific person or to detect changes or errors in the information in an electronic recordSecurity procedure includes a procedure that requires the use of algorithms or other codes, identifying words or numbers or encryption, callback or other acknowledgment procedures.

15. "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.  State includes an Indian tribe or band or Alaskan native village that is recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by another state.

16. "State agency" means any department, commission, board, institution or other agency of the state that receives, expends or disburses state funds or incurs obligations of the state, including the Arizona board of regents but excluding the universities under the jurisdiction of the Arizona board of regents, the community college districts and the legislative or judicial branches.

17. "Transaction" means an action or set of actions occurring between two or more persons relating to the conduct of business, commercial or governmental affairs.