|Updated November 2003
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Copyright. All information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with Residential Technology, Inc., including for example reviews, directories, text, photographs, images, illustrations, html, source and object code, trademarks, logos, and the like (collectively, the "Content"), as well as its selection and arrangement, is owned by Residential Technology, Inc., and its affiliated companies, licensors and suppliers. You may use the Content online only, and solely for your personal, non-commercial use, and you may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from such Content. If you operate a Web site and wish to link to Residential Technology, Inc., you may do so provided you agree to cease such link upon request from Residential Technology, Inc.. No other use is permitted without prior written permission of Residential Technology, Inc.. The permitted use described in this Paragraph is contingent on your compliance at all times with these Terms of Service.
You may not, for example, republish any portion of the Content on any Internet, Intranet or extranet site or incorporate the Content in any database, compilation, archive or cache. You may not distribute any Content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not modify, copy, frame, cache, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, display or otherwise use any portion of the Content. You may not scrape or otherwise copy our Content without permission. You agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through Residential Technology, Inc., not to insert any code or product or manipulate the content of Residential Technology, Inc. in any way that affects the user's experience, and not to use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method.
In certain cases, you may be able to obtain a license to use individual stories that appear on Residential Technology, Inc. through online functionality we have specifically designated (e.g., to e-mail a story to a friend). In such cases, we will tell you directly in the portion of the Content you may license or you will see a link in the Content itself. If you do not see such authorization or link, you should assume no third party has the right to allow you to use the Content.
Copyright Complaints. Residential Technology, Inc. respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material on Residential Technology, Inc., please contact us at the address listed below under the heading "Contact Us."
Membership and Registration. If you become a Member of Residential Technology, Inc. and/or it's affiliate websites, you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password, and agree not to sell, transfer or assign your Membership or any Membership rights. We reserve the right to terminate your Membership if individuals from more than one household access Residential Technology, Inc. using any single user name or password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your computer so others outside your household may not access Residential Technology, Inc. using your name in whole or in part without our permission. If you believe someone has accessed Residential Technology, Inc. using your user name and password without your authorization, e-mail us immediately at the address listed below.
User-Provided Information and Content. By providing information to, communicating with, and/or placing material on, Residential Technology, Inc., including for example communication during registration, communication on any Residential Technology, Inc. affiliated bulletin board, message or chat area, posting any resume or other content, placing any classified advertisement, entering any sweepstakes, etc., you represent and warrant: (1) you own or otherwise have all necessary rights to the content you provide and the rights to use it as provided in this Terms of Service; (2) all information you provide is true, accurate, current and complete, and does not violate these Terms of Service; and, (3) the content will not cause injury to any person or entity. Using a name other than your own legal name is prohibited (except in those specific areas of Residential Technology, Inc. that specifically ask for unique, fictitious names, e.g., certain message boards and chat rooms).
Transactions and e-commerce on our site.Other Specifics About Interactive Areas (Message Boards, Chat Areas, automated posting of classified or other advertising, etc.). Residential Technology, Inc. bulletin boards, chat rooms and other such interactive areas are provided to give users an interesting and stimulating forum to express their opinions and share ideas and information. Given the nature of Residential Technology, Inc. and the volume of messages and postings, Residential Technology, Inc. cannot and does not monitor all of the material posted or transmitted by users and third party information providers. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when using these forums. We particularly discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you. If you make such disclosures either through postings on the bulletin boards, chat rooms, in classified advertising you place or in other interactive areas, or to third parties in any communication, you do so fully understanding the consequences of such disclosures and with a knowing consent that such information could be used to identify you. Residential Technology, Inc. reserves the right to delete, move or edit any communications at any time, for any reason or in its discretion, but has no obligation to review or remove any such content.
General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability: While Residential Technology, Inc. uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the Content and assume no liability or responsibility for any error or omission in the Content. Residential Technology, Inc. does not represent or warrant that use of any Content will not infringe rights of third parties. Residential Technology, Inc. has no responsibility for actions of third parties or for content provided or posted by others.
USE OF RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." NEITHER RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC., NOR ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATED OR RELATED COMPANIES, NOR ANY OF THE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS OF ANY OF THEM, MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND REGARDING RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC., THE CONTENT, ANY ADVERTISING MATERIAL, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC., AND/OR THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. OR SUCH CONTENT OR SERVICES. ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT, AND WARRANTIES RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE, ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR CONTENT POSTED BY THIRD PARTIES, ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR FOR ANY DAMAGE TO, OR VIRUS THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY.
RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. CONTAINS FACTS, VIEWS, OPINIONS, STATEMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THIRD PARTY INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS. RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. DOES NOT REPRESENT OR ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, CURRENTNESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.. ANY RELIANCE UPON ANY SUCH OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT OR INFORMATION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
IN NO EVENT SHALL RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. OR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RELATED TO UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, THE CONTENT OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. OR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT FOR DIRECT DAMAGES.
Indemnity. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS, RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC., EACH OF THEIR PARENT AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS, FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, TRADE DISPARAGEMENT, PRIVACY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT) AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COURT COSTS) ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY ALLEGATION REGARDING: (1) YOUR USE OF RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.; (2) RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.'S USE OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE, AS LONG AS SUCH USE IS NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THIS AGREEMENT; (3) INFORMATION OR MATERIAL POSTED OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH YOUR MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT, EVEN IF NOT POSTED BY YOU; AND, (4) ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT BY YOU.
International Users. Residential Technology, Inc. is controlled, operated and administered by Residential Technology, Inc. from its offices within the United States. Residential Technology, Inc. makes no representation that materials or Content available through Residential Technology, Inc. are appropriate or available for use outside the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use Residential Technology, Inc. or export the Content in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access Residential Technology, Inc. from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
Miscellaneous: Residential Technology, Inc. reserves the right to change these Terms of Service at any time in its discretion and to notify users of any such changes solely by changing this Terms of Service. Your continued use of Residential Technology, Inc. after the posting of any amended Terms of Service shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. Your use of this site prior to the time this Terms of Service was posted will be governed according to the Terms of Service that applied at the time of your use.
Residential Technology, Inc. may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of Residential Technology, Inc., including the availability of any portion of the Content at any time, without notice or liability. Residential Technology, Inc. may deny access to any person or user at any time for any reason.
These Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You hereby agree that any cause of action you may have with respect to Residential Technology, Inc. must be filed in a federal or state court located in Dallas, Texas, within two months of the time in which the events giving rise to such claim began, or you agree to waive such claim. You agree no such claim may be brought as a class action. If for any reason any provision of this Agreement is found unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties as reflected in that provision, and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. Any failure of Residential Technology, Inc. to enforce or exercise any provision of this Agreement or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in this Agreement are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect. In the event of termination of this Agreement for any reason, you agree the following provisions will survive: the provisions regarding limitations on your use of Content, the license(s) you have granted to Residential Technology, Inc., and all other provisions for which survival is equitable or appropriate.
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