(d) Definitions

“Conventionally Filed/Served” means documents presented to the court or party in paper or other non-electronic format.

"Data Storage Device" means a device used for storing and transporting electronic data files, including but not limited to a compact disk, USB device or floppy disk.

“Document” means any written matter filed by or with the court, whether filed conventionally or electronically, including but not limited to motions, pleadings, applications, petitions, notices, declarations, affidavits, exhibits, briefs, memoranda of law, orders, and deposition transcripts.

“ECF” means the court’s Electronic Case Filing System, which is an automated system that receives and stores documents in electronic form.

“Electronic Filing” or “Electronically Filed” means the transmission of a document in a portable document format (“PDF”) for filing using the ECF system facilities.

“Filing User” means those individuals who have a court issued login and password to file documents electronically in this judicial district.

“Main Document” means motions, objections, replies, stipulations, waivers, notices and other pleadings, but does not include attachments or exhibits to such pleadings.

“Notice of Electronic Filing” (“NEF”) means the notice automatically generated by ECF each time a document is electronically filed.

“PDF” means Portable Document Format. This includes both “Electronically Converted PDF Documents,” which are created from a word processing system (MS Word, WordPerfect, etc.) using PDF/PDF-A creation software and are text searchable, and “Scanned PDF Documents,” which are created from paper documents run through a scanner.