Terms of Service
These terms of service ("Terms of Service") apply to the online realty applications branded under Close Realty and other Close Realty LLC branded or customized versions of the online realty applications (collectively referred to as the "Service"). The Service features and capabilities may vary depending on the version or level of the Service provided with these Terms of Service. As used in the Terms of Service, the terms "you", "your" or "user" all refer to the person using the Service in any way.
1. Permitted Uses and Restrictions on Use
Subject to these terms and conditions of the Terms of Service, Close Realty LLC Corporation. ("Close Realty LLC") or its subcontractors will provide the Service that allows you to manage your website and other features on the World Wide Web. You may not use the Service until you have read and accepted all of the Terms of Service by checking the "I accept" checkbox and clicking the "Finish" button. In order to use the Service, you must at your own expense obtain access to the World Wide Web, either directly or through devices that access web-based content. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the World Wide Web, including a computer and modem or other access device. The Service supports users whose principle place of business is within the United States of America, U.S. Territories and Canada.
2.1 Your Registration Obligations
In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form(s) ("Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that we have reasonable grounds to suspect is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Close Realty LLC may suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
2.2 Acceptable Use Policy.
You agree to comply with Close Realty LLC's then-current Acceptable Use Policy (see below) as posted from time to time. By submitting data, files, software, text or other content ("Content") to Close Realty LLC in connection with this Service, you warrant that: (i) you are the owner of such Content, or have been granted all the rights necessary from the owner of Content to submit such Content to Close Realty LLC, and (ii) the use of Content by Close Realty LLC and its members will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of or otherwise violate the rights of any third party.
3. Access, Passwords and Security
You may designate up to the number of users under your account which corresponds to the level of Service you are receiving from Close Realty LLC, and you may provide and assign access and passwords to such users. You will be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your access number(s), password(s), and account number(s). You will be responsible for all electronic communications, including account registration and other account holder information, email and financial, accounting and other data including any Content("Electronic Communications") entered through or under your access number(s), password(s) or account number(s). Close Realty LLC will act as though any Electronic Communications it receives under your access number(s), password(s) or account numbers(s) will have been sent by you. You agree immediately to notify Close Realty LLC if you become aware of any loss or theft or unauthorized use of any of your access number(s), password(s) and/or account number(s).
4. Member Conduct
By submitting any Content to Close Realty LLC, you warrant that: (i) you are the owner of such Content, or have been granted all the rights necessary from the owner of such Content to submit such Content to Close Realty LLC, and (ii) the use of such Content by Close Realty LLC and its members will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of or otherwise violate the rights of any third party. You agree to not use the Service to:
A. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Close Realty LLC official, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
B. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service;
C. violate any applicable law or regulation, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and any rules of any securities exchange;
D. incite or provide instructional information about illegal activities;
5. General Practices Regarding Use, Storage and Service Access
You acknowledge that Close Realty LLC may establish from time to time general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation, establishing the maximum amount of storage space you have on the Service at any time, as well as limiting the number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Service in a given period of time. You agree that Close Realty LLC has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. As a condition of use for this Service, you agree that, in the event of an error with your Service, a Service technician shall be permitted to access your Content as necessary to resolve the problem. You acknowledge that Close Realty LLC reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
6. Consumer Information and Privacy
6.1 Privacy. For details about Close Realty LLC's privacy policies, please refer to the Close Realty Privacy Statement, accessible via the Service home page. You agree to the terms and conditions of the Close Realty Privacy Statement, as it may be amended from time to time, which is incorporated herein by reference.
6.2 Healthcare Information. You acknowledge and agree that the Service, related Services, and Content are not "HIPAA-ready" or "HIPAA-compliant" and will not assist with or ensure compliance with HIPAA, and that you are solely responsible for using the Service, related Services and Content in a manner consistent with all applicable federal and state privacy laws relating to medical or health information.
7. Modifications to the Service or Agreements
7.1 Modifications to the Service. Close Realty LLC reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) at reasonable notice to you. You agree that Close Realty LLC shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service. Close Realty LLC may specify from time to time the version(s) of related products required in order to use the Service (e.g. supported browser versions).
7.2 Modifications to the Terms of Service. You agree that Close Realty LLC may modify the Terms of Service if necessary to comply with any other agreements that Close Realty LLC is currently bound by or will be bound by in the future, and/or with applicable law, as well as to adjust to changing business circumstances. Your continued use of any of the Service shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms of Service with the new modifications. If you do not agree to any of such changes, you may terminate the Terms of Service by immediately cease all access and use of the Service. You agree that such termination will be your exclusive remedy if you do not wish to abide by any changes to the Terms of Service.
There are NO REFUNDS for MONTHLY ACCOUNTS. Only months not used for annual accounts will be refunded. You agree to pay the then-current non-refundable fees associated with the level of Service you choose. Additional fees may apply for (i) optional add-on features to the Service; and may apply in the event you elect to transfer from one level of the Service to another. See http://www.closerealty.com/price.aspx for the current fees and Service levels. When you subscribe and provide payment information your valid credit card or bank account will be debited and will automatically be debited monthly or annually depending upon the payment option you choose at the then-current rate to maintain the service unless you notify us to cancel the Service prior to the beginning of the next renewal period. Close Realty LLC reserves the right to modify its fees with or without notice.
You acknowledge and agree that Close Realty LLC may suspend or terminate your account and/or deny you access to, use of, or submission of Content for, all or part of the Service, without prior notice, if you engage in any conduct that Close Realty LLC believes, in its sole discretion: (a) violates any term or provision of the Terms of Service, (b) violates the rights of Close Realty LLC or third parties, (c) or is otherwise inappropriate for continued access and use of the Service. In addition, Close Realty LLC reserves the right to terminate inactive membership accounts. You agree that upon termination, either by you or us, we may delete all Content and information related to your account and may bar your access to your account and the Service including, but not limited to, access to any of your Content entered into or used in connection with the Service. Further, you agree that Close Realty LLC shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Close Realty LLC harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liability costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys' fees) arising from your violation of the Terms of Service, state or federal laws or regulations, or any third party's rights, including but not limited to infringement of any copyright, violation of any proprietary right and invasion of any privacy rights. This obligation will survive the termination of Service.
The Service may provide links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that Close Realty LLC is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Close Realty LLC shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
11. Close Realty LLC Proprietary Rights
You acknowledge and agree that the Service contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information that may have been presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, Service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.
12. No Resale, Etc. of the Service
You agree not to copy, sell, resell, rent or sublicense (including offering the Service to third parties on an applications service provider or time-sharing basis), lease, loan, redistribute, or create a derivative work of any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Close Realty LLC for use in accessing the Service.
13. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
a. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE AND ANY CONTENT OR ADD-ON FEATURES THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. Close Realty LLC AND ITS SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
b. Close Realty LLC AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE AND ANY CONTENT OR ADD-ON FEATURES THROUGH THE SERVICE (i) WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR RESULT IN REVENUES OR PROFITS, (ii) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) WILL PROVIDE THE RESULTS THAT OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE TO BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND (iv) WILL PROVIDE THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICE, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE TO MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. Close Realty LLC AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE TERMS OF SERVICE OR THE SERVICE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, UNLESS SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES ARE NOT LEGALLY EXCLUDABLE. Close Realty LLC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL SATISFY ANY STATUTORY OR REGULATORY OBLIGATIONS, OR WILL ASSIST WITH, GUARANTEE OR OTHERWISE ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS; OR OTHER FEDERAL OR STATE STATUTES OR REGULATIONS. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SERVICE, RELATED SERVICES OR CONTENT IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW.
c. ANY CONTENT OR MATERIAL TRANSFERRED FROM, DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR ADD-ON FEATURES THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA AND/OR CONTENT THAT RESULTS FROM THE TRANSFER OR DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
d. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Close Realty LLC OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE OR ADD-ON FEATURES THROUGH THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS OF SERVICE.
14. Representations and Warranties.
You represent that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, your use of the Service does not directly or indirectly infringe the legal rights of a third party. You further represent and warrant that all information provided by you in connection with your registration is accurate and reliable.
15. Limitation of Liability
(a) YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT Close Realty LLC AND ITS SUPPLIERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, CONTENT OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF Close Realty LLC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, CONTENT AND/OR ANY INFORMATION; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICE RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, CONTENT, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
(b) YOU ALSO AGREE THAT Close Realty LLC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY (a) INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, (b) ACCESS DELAYS OR ACCESS INTERRUPTIONS TO THIS SITE OR THE WEB SITE(S) YOU ACCESS THROUGH THIS SERVICE; (c) CONTENT NON-DELIVERY, MIS-DELIVERY, CORRUPTION, DESTRUCTION OR OTHER MODIFICATION; (4) EVENTS BEYOND Close Realty LLC'S REASONABLE CONTROL;
(c) IN NO EVENT SHALL Close Realty LLC'S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO Close Realty LLC FOR THE SERVICE, BUT IN NO EVENT GREATER THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
16. Exclusions and Limitations
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 13 AND 15 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
17. General Information
The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and Close Realty LLC and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Close Realty LLC (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service) with respect to its subject matter. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate or other Close Realty LLC services, third-party content or third-party software. Except as otherwise provided herein, the Terms of Service shall be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Except as otherwise provided in the Terms of Service, you and Close Realty LLC agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Hamilton, Tennessee. The Terms of Service does not limit any rights that Close Realty LLC may have under trade secret, copyright, patent, trademark or other laws. The failure of Close Realty LLC to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service remain in full force and effect. You agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The Terms of Service will inure to the benefit of Close Realty LLC and its successors and assigns.
All representations, warranties, Sections, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 in the Terms of Service shall survive the termination of the Terms of Service.
Modified as of April 25, 2005
Acceptable Use Policy
1. Responsibility for Content
You understand that all Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not Close Realty LLC, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload or otherwise transmit via the Services. Close Realty LLC does not control the Content uploaded or otherwise transmitted by you or other customers via the Services and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. In this Policy, "Content" means information, data, text (including but not limited to names of files, databases, directories and groups of the same), software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials; and "Services" means the services and/or facilities that Close Realty LLC provides to you, for example by subscription or by means of an Close Realty LLC-branded web site.
2. Other Conduct.
You agree to not use the Services to: (a) upload or otherwise transmit any Content or domain name that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) harm minors in any way; (c) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, any Close Realty LLC representative, or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; (d) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Services; (e) upload or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (f) upload or otherwise transmit any Content or domain name that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any person; (g) upload or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes", or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas of the Services that may be designated for such purpose; (h) upload or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (i) interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services; (j) violate any applicable law or regulation, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and any rules of any securities exchange, and laws regarding the export of technical data; (k) incite or provide instructional information about illegal activities; or (l) conduct raffles, contests, lotteries or sweepstakes, except in those areas of the Services that may be designated for such purpose.
This Policy is subject to all applicable agreements and terms and conditions between you and Close Realty LLC. This Policy is subject to change without notice.