We’ve included some annotations below certain sections that are not part of the agreement itself, but are intended to highlight important points and help you follow the text.
1. Accepting The Service Terms And Changes To The Service Terms
By accessing or using the Services, you are agreeing to these Service Terms and entering into a legally binding agreement with us. If you do not agree to the Service Terms, including the binding arbitration clause and class action waiver contained in Section 13 below, you may not use the Services or create an account.
As our business grows and improves, we may from time to time change these Service Terms and will post a revised copy on this page. We encourage you to check regularly for any updates. If we make any material changes to these Service Terms, we will notify you via email or on the Services as appropriate. Otherwise, your continued use of the Services following such changes will constitute your acceptance of the new terms.
By using the Services, you are agreeing to be legally bound by this agreement, including the binding arbitration clause contained below. We may make changes to this agreement from time to time, so be sure to check this page regularly.
2. Eligibility And Registration
You must be at least 18 years old to use the Services. You may choose to create an account and provide certain information, including a valid email address and a password. If you want to make a transaction on the platform, you will have to register with us. You agree to provide accurate and truthful information and to keep it accurate and updated. It is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality and security of your information, and you agree to notify us if there has been any unauthorized use of your information. You may not share your password with unaffiliated third parties.
By providing your information, you consent to us contacting you about your interest in the Services by email, phone, or through any other contact information you have chosen to provide. You may opt out of marketing by following the instructions in our Privacy Statement.
The Services are not intended for users under the age of 18, so you MUST be 18 to use them. If you register, it is important to keep your registration information accurate and up to date so that we can contact you with information about the Services. You are responsible for your own account. If you ever forget your password, or believe that someone has accessed your account without your permission, it is important to contact us so that we can assist.
3. Intellectual Property
All parts of the Services, including the selection, compilation, arrangement, and presentation of all materials and the Websites, tools, and applications, are copyrighted by us, and are protected by U.S. and international laws. You agree to abide by all applicable copyright laws, as well as copyright notices or restrictions posted on the Services, and you acknowledge that use of our content without our express prior written permission is strictly prohibited.
You may not use any of our trademarks, trade names, service marks, copyrights, or logos in any manner which creates the impression that such items belong to or are associated with you, unless you have our written consent, and you acknowledge that you have no ownership rights in or to any of such items.
You may not frame the Websites. You may link to the Websites, provided that you acknowledge and agree that you will not link the Websites to any website containing any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or unlawful topic, name, material, or information or that violates any intellectual property, proprietary, privacy, or publicity rights.
The content on the Services is copyrighted. You may use the content, but you may not alter it or change any copyright notices without our permission. You may not use your own web design skills to put “frames” around our Websites and pretend they are yours. You also cannot link to our Websites from websites that contain content we would find objectionable.
4. Your License To Use The Services
The Services are owned exclusively by us. However, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the Services only as expressly permitted in the Service Terms. You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Services, except as expressly permitted in these Service Terms. Any violation by you of these license provisions may result in the immediate termination of your right to use the Services. We reserve all right, title and interest not expressly granted under this license to the fullest extent possible under applicable laws.
We own the Services, but allow you to use them only in accordance with the Service Terms. If you don’t follow those rules, we may terminate your right to use the Services.
5. Service Rules
There are a number of rules you must follow to use the Services. You agree not to use the Services in any way that:
Violates these Service Terms;
Allows you to scrape, monitor, or copy any part of the Services in an automated way, using any robot, scraper, or other method of access other than manually accessing the publicly-available portions of the Services;
Violates the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers of the Services, or bypasses or circumvents other measures to prevent or limit access to the Services;
Creates any derivative works from the Services;
Competes with our business or impacts our revenue;
Impairs our computer systems or transmits software viruses, worms, or other harmful files.
Interferes with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Services;
Attempts to gain unauthorized access to the Services;
Uses any part of the Services in unsolicited mailings or spam material;
Violates any third party’s rights, including copyright, trademark, privacy rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right;
Threatens, stalks, harms, or harasses others, misleads or deceives others, promotes bigotry or discrimination, defames others, or is otherwise objectionable; solicits personal information, or submits or transmits pornography; or
Violates any laws.
To use the Services, you have to follow our rules. The rules above are designed to keep the Services safe and enjoyable for all users.
6. Your Content And Submissions
You are solely responsible for all content that you post or otherwise submit to the Services, and acknowledge that once published, such content cannot always be withdrawn. Unless we indicate otherwise, you grant us, our subsidiaries, and affiliates, a nonexclusive, transferrable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, copy, and display such content throughout the world in any form.
You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content you submit and that it will not violate the Service Terms or cause injury to any other person or entity. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any material, content, opinion, recommendation, or advice submitted by you or any third party. We have no obligation to post any content you provide, and reserve the right to post our own versions of that content (including, but not limited to, photos of properties or property descriptions) instead of yours in our sole discretion.
You assign us the right to pursue enforcement of copyright and other intellectual property claims against third parties that have, without authorization, and in violation of the Service Terms, scraped, copied, or distributed content from the Services that has been provided to us by you and for which you have not granted such third parties a separate license to use.
You are responsible for anything you submit to the Services and agree that we do not have to post or keep posted anything you provide. Once you post information on the Internet, it is not always possible to remove, especially if multiple copies exist. When you upload content to the Services, you’re giving us permission to make it available in a variety of different ways (for example, in promotional materials). If a third party uses content you provided in a way that violates these Service Terms, you agree that we can take legal action against the third party.
7. Reporting Copyright Infringement
PropertyPassbook.com has adopted and reasonably implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of subscribers and account holders of PropertyPassbook.com’s Services who are repeat copyright infringers. If you believe your copyright or the copyright of a person on whose behalf you are authorized to act has been infringed, you may provide our Copyright Agent with a written DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement (“Notice”). You must do all of the following in your written Notice for it to be valid;
Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or – if multiple copyrighted works are covered by this Notice
– you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.
Identify the material that you claim is infringing (or to be the subject of infringing activity) and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material, including (if the Content is on our website) the URL of the link shown on the website where such material may be found.
Include your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice (if these statements are untrue, you cannot submit the Notice):
“I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).”
“The information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, I affirm that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”
Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to PropertyPassbook.com’s Copyright Account: [email protected] To be valid, a Notice must be in writing and must follow the instructions above. Use exactly the procedure described here to notify us of alleged copyright infringement on the Services.
8. Disclaimer Of Warranties
You agree that your use of the services is at your sole risk and acknowledge that all information contained in the services is provided “as is” and “as available,” and that we disclaim all warranties, either express or implied, as to the services, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. We make no representations or guarantees that the Services are compatible with your equipment or that the Services, or that any electronic communications sent by us or our affiliates, are error-free or will be free from loss, destruction, damage, interruption, corruption, attack, viruses, worms, or other harmful, invasive, or corrupted files, interference, hacking, or other security intrusion, and we disclaim any liability relating thereto. You agree that we have the right to change the content or technical specifications of any aspect of the Services at any time in our sole discretion. You further agree that such changes may result in your being unable to access the Services.
We make no guarantees, representations, or warranties that the Services or information available through the Services, or that the use of or result of the use of the Services, will be accurate, reliable, complete, current, uninterrupted, or without errors. Any documents, pictures, or other information available on the Services are for informational purposes only, and may not represent the current condition of a property or the condition of the property at the time of sale. The posting of pictures on the Services does not constitute a guarantee that any items represented in the pictures will be present when a buyer takes possession of a property. You are encouraged to conduct your own due diligence and investigate all matters relating to any properties. It is recommended that you seek independent advice, including legal advice, to perform your due diligence and that you use good faith efforts in determining that the content of all information provided to or obtained by you is accurate. PropertyPassbook.com can recommend such service providers upon your request.
You understand and acknowledge that the information provided through the Services is subject to change. You should check back frequently for updated information as to the properties available, on sale times and locations, relevant terms, and other matters which may be made available by us or our clients.
Some of the available content, services, and information may include materials that belong to third parties. You acknowledge that we assume no responsibility for such content, services, or information. The content of other websites, services, goods, or advertisements that may be linked to or from the Services is not maintained or controlled by us. We do not: (a) make any warranty, express or implied, with respect to the use of the links provided on, or to, the Services; (b) guarantee the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or adequacy of any other websites, services, or goods, that may be linked to or from the Services; or (c) make any endorsement of any other websites, services, or goods that may be linked to or from the Services.
You use the Services at your own risk. There are many parts of the Services that we do not control or assume responsibility for.
9. Limitations Of Liability
Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall we, our subsidiaries, or affiliates be liable to you or any third party for direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages, arising from use of or inability to use the services, including those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation of transmission, computer virus, or line failure in connection with your use of the services, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusions and limitations may or may not apply to you. To the extent permitted by law, our aggregate liability in connection with the services for damages, will not be greater than the amount you paid to access the services.
Unless a local law provides otherwise, we are not liable to you for any issues arising out of your use of or inability to use the Services, and in no case will we be liable for any damages that exceed the amount you paid to access the Services.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us ,our subsidiaries, and affiliates harmless, including costs, liabilities and legal fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party arising out of or relating to: (i) your access to or use of the Services; (ii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; (iii) the content you submit to the Services; or (iv) your breach of the Service Terms. We reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you agree to cooperate in such defense. You agree not to settle any matter in which you have indemnity obligations without our prior written consent. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it. You agree to defend and hold us harmless against claims and damages caused by your use of the Services or violation of the Service Terms.
11. Privacy Statement
Our use of your information is governed at all times by our Privacy Statement which explains our practices relating to the collection and use of your information in connection with the Services, and is incorporated into these Service Terms. By using the Services, you consent to the collection and use of your information as set forth in the Privacy Statement.
In addition to this agreement, your use of the Services is subject to our Privacy Statement. This document is important, as it governs how we can use your personal and other information.
12. Termination Or Stopping Use Of The Services
You can stop using the Services at any time and for any reason.
Without prior notice, we may revoke your registration, suspend your ability to use certain parts of the Services, and/or terminate your access to the Services at any time in our discretion. We may also modify, suspend, or discontinue the Services.
If you breach or threaten to breach any provision of these Service Terms, in addition to terminating your right to use the Services, we shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief to enforce the provisions hereof, but nothing herein shall preclude us from pursuing any action or other remedy for breach or threatened breach of these Service Terms. If we prevail in such action, we shall be entitled to recover from you all reasonable costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees incurred in connection therewith.
In order to protect the Services, we reserve the right at any time to block users from certain IP addresses from accessing and using the Services. We may also request that you stop accessing or permanently destroy certain content or information available through the Services.
You can stop using the Services at any time, and we have the discretion to discontinue or change the Services, as well as to control who can use the Services. If you violate the Service Terms, we have the right to seek enforcement of the provisions of the Service Terms and can also pursue other actions against you that we deem necessary, at your expense.
13. Binding Arbitration Agreement And Class Action Waiver
Please read this section carefully – it may significantly affect your legal rights, including your right to file a lawsuit in court.
By using the Services, you irrevocably agree: (a) to waive all rights to trial in a court before a judge or jury on any claim, action or dispute with us or relating in any way to your use of the Services or the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of these Service Terms including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of this agreement is void or voidable (“Claims”); (b) that all Claims will be determined exclusively by final and binding arbitration in a local court before one arbitrator; and (c) that the arbitrator will not have the authority to consolidate the Claims of other users of the Services (“Users”) and will not have the authority to fashion a proceeding as a class or collective action or to award relief to a group or class of Users in one arbitration proceeding.
It is very important that you read and understand this entire section. This section explains that by using the Services, you are agreeing to resolve any dispute related to the Services or these Service Terms through binding arbitration, and you are giving up your right to resolve disputes in front of a judge or jury. You are also agreeing to arbitrate your claims individually, and not as part of a class action.
14. Services Auditing And Monitoring
We reserve the right to audit and monitor (manually or through automated means) the use of the Services to ensure compliance with the Service Terms and to maintain and improve the provision of the Services. We also may, but are not required to, monitor the content on the Services using manual review or technical measures to screen, block, filter, edit or remove content. We may terminate or suspend users’ accounts or delete, edit or remove content that we, in our sole discretion, deem illegal, offensive, abusive, in violation of our policies, or otherwise inappropriate or unacceptable. All enforcement determinations are made in our sole discretion, and we will not incur any liability or responsibility if we choose to remove or delete any content.
You acknowledge, consent, and agree that we may access, preserve, and disclose information about your use of the Services, including your communications and content you submit, if required to do so by law or in a good faith believe that such access, preservation, or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce the Service Terms; (iii) respond to claims that any content you submit violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service; or (v) protect the rights, property or personal safety of us, our users and the public.
We are able at any time to monitor the use of the Services and the content available on the Services. You agree that we may disclose information obtained through the Services in response to a legal request or as required by law. We can also make decisions to change or remove content, or suspend use of the Services, based on content submitted or available on the Services.
15. General Terms
A. Force Majeure. No party shall be liable to the other for any default resulting from force majeure, which includes any circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the parties.
B. Notices and Electronic Communications. We may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Service Terms by email, regular mail, or communications though the Services. When you use the Services, you consent to receive communications from us electronically. You agree that all notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. You agree that you have the ability to store electronic communications such that they remain accessible to you in an unchanged form.
C. Compliance with Applicable Laws: We do not represent that the materials in the Services are appropriate or available for use in any particular location. Those who choose to access the Services do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. You represent and warrant that: (a) you are not located in a country subject to trade sanctions or economic embargoes under the laws of the United States of America (“US Sanctioned Countries”); (b) none of you, your affiliates, members, directors or other equity owners (excluding holders of publicly traded shares), and none of their principal officers and employees are (i) listed on the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons published by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of Treasury (“OFAC”) (available at http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages /default.aspx) (an “OFAC Listed Person”), (ii) an agent, department, or instrumentality of, or is otherwise beneficially owned by, controlled by or acting on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any OFAC Listed Person or US Sanctioned Country, or (iii) otherwise blocked, subject to sanctions under or engaged in any activity in violation of other U.S. economic sanctions; and (c) none of you, your affiliates, members, directors or other equity owners (excluding holders of publicly traded shares), and none of their principal officers and employees are in violation of (i) any applicable anti-money laundering laws, including those contained in the Bank Secrecy Act; (ii) any applicable economic sanctions laws administered by OFAC of the U.S. Department of State; or (iii) any applicable anti-drug trafficking, anti-terrorism, or anti-corruption laws, civil or criminal.
D. Miscellaneous. You acknowledge that these Service Terms, any other policies or terms incorporated herein, either in their entirety or by explicit reference, and any other terms and conditions on the Services, constitute the entire agreement between you and us and govern your use of the Services. If any provision of the Service Terms is found invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible by law, and the other provisions of the Service Terms will remain in force. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Service Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed by us in writing. You may not assign the Service Terms or the rights hereunder without our prior written consent. We may assign the Service Terms and delegate certain responsibilities, obligations, and duties under or in connection with the Service Terms in our sole discretion.
These are all the general legal terms that govern your use of the Services.
Methods of Access
The Property Passbook service may be used only by a human being using a conventional web browser to manually enter queries one at a time. Because Property Passbook is doing computation, not just lookup, each query may require significant CPU time on multiple parallel servers. Any attempt to use a robot, script, or organized group of humans to repeatedly access Property Passbook could place an unacceptable load on the system, and is strictly forbidden. If our monitoring systems detect an attempt to access the service in a forbidden way, to execute systematic patterns of queries, to index the website, or to do anything else that we feel jeopardizes the integrity of our system or access to it by other users, we may terminate or suspend access to the service for specific users or IP ranges.
WAYS YOU MAY USE OUR FREE SERVICE AND ITS RESULTS
The free Property Passbook service is available for ad hoc, personal, non-commercial use only. For such use you are welcome to download results, print copies, store downloaded content on your computer, and reference this information in your documents. You may use it to get information for your own use for any purpose, including occasional purposes related to your job, as long as you aren’t specifically being paid to use Property Passbook.
Systematic professional or commercial use of the website, or use for which you are being specifically paid, requires a commercial license. If you are interested in a version of Property Passbook that allows such use, please contact us.
It is permitted to use and post individual, incidental results or small groups of results from Property Passbook on non-commercial websites and blogs, provided those results are properly credited to Property Passbook (see Attribution and Licensing below).
It is not permitted to extract multiple pieces of data and reassemble them into anything with the characteristics of a data service, database, or source of large and systematic collections of data. You are not allowed to use Property Passbook to create something that is likely or intended to be reused as a data source for further processing, or that in some other way serves as a replacement or alternative to using Property Passbook itself. This applies whether what you create is in electronic or print form. It is not permitted to use Property Passbook indirectly through any user interface that has created a large number of deep links to Property Passbook, or that automatically constructs links based on input that you give to that interface rather than through Property Passbook. You may not in effect use Property Passbook through any alternate user interface.
Finally, it’s also not permitted to use frames, browser technologies, or any user interface to embed or surround the Property Passbook website with your own material without permission from Property Passbook. If you are interested in using Property Passbook in an embedded way, please contact us.
Attribution and Licensing
As Property Passbook is an authoritative source of information, maintaining the integrity of its data and the computations we do with that data is vital to the success of our project. We generate information ourselves, and we also gather, compare, contrast, and confirm data from multiple external sources. Where we have used external sources of data we list the source or sources we relied on, but in most cases the assemblages of data you get from Property Passbook do not come directly from any one external source. In many cases the data you are shown never existed before in exactly that way until you asked for it, so its provenance traces back both to underlying data sources and to the algorithms and knowledge built into the Property Passbook computational system. As such, the results you get from Property Passbook are correctly attributed to Property Passbook itself.
If you make results from Property Passbook available to anyone else, or incorporate those results into your own documents or presentations, you must include attribution indicating that the results and/or the presentation of the results came from Property Passbook. Some Property Passbook results include copyright statements or attributions linking the results to us or to third-party data providers, and you may not remove or obscure those attributions or copyright statements. Whenever possible, such attribution should take the form of a link to Property Passbook, either to the front page of the website or, better yet, to the specific query that generated the results you used. (This is also the most useful form of attribution for your readers, and they will appreciate your use of links whenever possible.)
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Failure to properly attribute results from Property Passbook is not only a violation of these terms, but may also constitute academic plagiarism or a violation of copyright law. Attribution is something we expect you to give us in exchange for us having provided you with a high-quality free service.
The specific images, such as scoring, typeset rankings, and tables, as well as the general page layouts, are all copyrighted by Property Passbook at the time Property Passbook generates them. A great deal of scholarship and innovation is included in the results generated and displayed by Property Passbook, including the presentations, collections, and juxtapositions of data, and the choices involved in formulating and composing mathematical results; these are also protected by copyright.
You may use any results, including copyrighted results, from Property Passbook for personal use and in academic or non-commercial publications, provided you comply with these terms.
If you want to use copyrighted results returned by Property Passbook in a commercial or for-profit publication, we will usually be happy to grant you a low- or no-cost license to do so. To request a commercial-use license, use this form and provide the input for which you want to use the corresponding output along with information concerning the nature of your proposed use. Your request will be reviewed and answered as quickly as is practical.
Images in Property Passbook: While many images in Property Passbook are in the Public Domain, certain images, including various icons and logos, are presented in Property Passbook in low resolution (thumbnail size) and are displayed under Fair Use and solely for representative purposes. As such, these images may retain the copyright or trademark rights of their respective owners or developers and may not be copied or republished.
Linking to Property Passbook
Input Ownership and Privacy
By putting input into Property Passbook in the form of a query, you are not relinquishing any of your ownership or rights to the content. By providing it to us in query form, you agree that we can store it in log files, and use it to generate the results given back to you. We may also use stored inputs to evaluate performance of the website or study usage patterns, for example examining inputs that seem to create problems for the system, or testing new versions of the system against logs of previous inputs.
We do not collect or solicit personal information from users of the free Property Passbook service.
Data Mining and Reverse Engineering
The Property Passbook service uses large collections of data aggregated from many sources, and sophisticated computational and natural language processing algorithms. You may not use multiple queries or specially constructed queries in an attempt to extract large datasets, to reverse engineer the algorithms used by Property Passbook, or to probe for vulnerabilities.
Spidering, data-mining, scraping, or probing Property Passbook, or otherwise attempting to abuse the service, is not only a violation of these terms but may also constitute violation of federal and state laws concerning unauthorized access to computer systems.
You are forbidden to violate or attempt to violate the security of the website. If you find a way to crash the website or otherwise get it to misbehave, or you identify a vulnerability, flaw, or bug, please use the feedback form on any Property Passbook page, or click here, to report the problem. As there will no doubt always be ways to cause trouble for the site, we ask for your cooperation in ensuring that it remains available for use by everyone.
The material from the Property Passbook service is intended to be used by a human being in the form in which it is delivered. You are not allowed to systematically extract data from the results returned by Property Passbook and build them into a new raw data table or source, except on an ad hoc basis for personal use. See "Ways You May Use Our Free Service and Its Results" above for further details.