Terms & Conditions
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Welcome to Real Estate Industry Social!
Real Estate Industry Social is owned and operated by Illuminet, LLC.
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The following terms and conditions apply to the platform and services offered by Real Estate Industry Social. This includes the mobile and tablet versions as well as any other version of Real Estate Industry Social accessible via desktop, mobile, tablet, social media, or other devices.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING, USING OR OBTAINING ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR PRODUCTS.
You may use the platform and services only in compliance with these terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules, and regulations.
The use of this platform for children under 13 years is prohibited and older children should be supervised and given appropriate guidance in their use of our platform and services. It is the responsibility of parents and legal guardians to determine whether any of the content and/or services are appropriate for their child.
You represent and warrant that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful; and that your use of the platform does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Real Estate Industry Social may, in its sole discretion, refuse use of the platform to any user and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the platform is revoked in such jurisdictions.
By using the platform, you represent and warrant that you have the full right, power and authority to enter into this agreement and to fully perform all of your obligations hereunder. You further represent and warrant that you are under no legal disability or contractual restriction that prevents you from entering into this agreement.
If you register on Real Estate Industry Social, you will be required to choose a password and you may be asked for additional information regarding your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account information, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to immediately notify Real Estate Industry Social of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and ensure that you log out from your account at the end of each session. You may never use another User’s account without prior authorization from Real Estate Industry Social. Real Estate Industry Social will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this agreement.
By providing Real Estate Industry Social with your email address and phone number you consent to our use of your email address to send you notices about the service and products, including those required by law. We may also use your email address and phone number to send you notifications and other messages, such as changes to service features, news, and special offers on our products. If you do not wish to receive these emails, you may opt-out of receiving them by sending us your withdrawal request via the contact information or by using the “unsubscribe” option in the emails or mobile notifications. Opting out may prevent you from receiving emails about updates, news or offers.
Users may cancel their accounts at any time and for any reason by following the instructions on the platform or by sending us their request through our contact information. That termination will only result in the deletion of the account and the deletion of all the personal data granted to Real Estate Industry Social.
Real Estate Industry Social reserves the right to terminate your account or your access immediately, with or without notice to you, and without liability to you, if Real Estate Industry Social believes that you have breached any of these terms, furnished Real Estate Industry Social with false or misleading information, or interfered with use of the platform or the service by others.
Real Estate Industry Social offers advertising services through the following 6 month plans:
- RIS Business Partner
- SMS Premier Business Partner
- SMS Premier Business Partner +
When a user places an order for a plan, the user agrees and declares to purchase the plan for the price advertised on the website. Please check the price and features of the plans before placing an order.
When a user places an order, Real Estate Industry Social will send an email for confirmation. This confirmation email will be produced automatically so that the user has confirmation of payment and initiation of the plan. If you do not receive the email, it is possible that the email has been sent to your spam folder.
Real Estate Industry Social may cancel any sales and not provide the plans and may change or discontinue the availability of the plans at any time in its sole discretion. If a purchase is cancelled, any payment made for the plan will be refunded in full. This does not affect your statutory rights.
Plans may include automatic recurring payments. You authorize Real Estate Industry Social to renew your plan and to charge you periodically and progressively. The plan billing date is the date you make your first payment. Your account will be automatically charged on the plan billing date with all applicable fees for the next plan period. The plan will continue until you cancel your plan or we terminate it. You must cancel your plan before it renews to avoid the next billing period. We will bill the recurring plan fee to the payment method you provide during enrolment.
Plans will automatically renew for an additional period unless cancelled before the next payment. Cancelled accounts will immediately lose access to the website’s payment features.
4. SHOPPING ON THE WEBSITE
When you place an order, you offer to buy the products for the price advertised and indicated on the website at the time of purchase. Please check correctly the variants of the products before placing an order.
When a customer places an order, Real Estate Industry Social will send that customer an email which aims to confirm the purchase and payment. This email confirmation will be produced automatically so that the user has the confirmation of his purchase and the details of the order.
Real Estate Industry Social may in its sole discretion limit the number of units of the same product per purchaser or limit the number of units purchased at the same billing address.
Real Estate Industry Social may cancel any order and not supply products if it is reasonable to do so and may change or discontinue the availability of products at any time in its sole discretion. If an order is cancelled, any payments made for products will be refunded in full. This does not affect your statutory rights.
All new orders are considered separately and each is treated individually.
Real Estate Industry Social reserves the right to determine the price for the products and services. Product prices and shipping costs are subject to change at any time according to the value of exchange rates.
Real Estate Industry Social will make reasonable efforts to keep the price information published on the website up to date. We encourage you to check our website periodically for current pricing information.
Will always try to make sure that the prices on the website is accurate. However, some errors in terms of price may occur from time to time, including but not limited to human error, mechanical error or the like. Should an error in pricing be discovered, the customer will be informed of such error. The option to reconfirm the order will be given to the user at the correct price. The user also has the option to cancel the order should the user not be satisfied with the correct price communicated on the said product order.
The products and services will be paid through credit/debit card and “PayPal” (payment methods available on the website).
The customer must pay the price of the product as stipulated on the order before the product is shipped and delivered to the customer. Payment will be debited from your credit/debit card or PayPal account immediately on you placing the order for the product or products you have purchased. Upon processing a transaction, we will issue you with an electronic transaction receipt which will be sent to the email address you provide.
If you find any inconsistency in your billing, please contact us through our contact information or you can make the claim through the customer service of the corresponding payment platform.
If your card is declined, you will receive an error message. No payment will be charged to your card and no order will be processed. There may be a pending transaction on your account until your card issuing bank withdraws the authorization. This usually takes 2 to 5 business days. Your card may be declined for various reasons such as insufficient funds, AVS (Address Verification System) mismatch or you have entered an incorrect security code.
If your payment is declined, you must provide an alternative payment method or provide another card where payment can be charged and processed.
Your payment information will be treated and safeguarded with total security and with the exclusive purpose of processing the purchase of the products. Real Estate Industry Social reserves the right to contract any payment platform available in the market, which treats your data for the exclusive purpose of processing the purchase of the products.
7. LICENSE TO USE THE PLATFORM
Real Estate Industry Social gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Real Estate Industry Social as part of the services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the services as provided by Real Estate Industry Social, in the manner permitted by these terms. You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our services or included software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written permission.
The user agrees not to use the platform and the services negligently, for fraudulent purposes or in an unlawful manner. Likewise, the user agrees not to partake in any conduct or action that could damage the image, interests or rights of the Real Estate Industry Social platform or third parties.
Real Estate Industry Social reserves the right to terminate your access immediately, with or without notice, and without liability to you, if Real Estate Industry Social believes that you have violated any of these terms or interfered with the use of the platform or service by others.
The properties and real estate published on the website are not offered or provided by Real Estate Industry Social. Real Estate Industry Social services are limited to providing the platform to publish such properties and real estate. Real Estate Industry Social is not responsible at any time for the properties and real estate offered by users through the listings available on the website.
Real Estate Industry Social is not responsible for the accuracy, safety or legality of the real estate or content posted on the website by users through the listings. Real Estate Industry Social does not represent the businesses or properties that registered users offer and post on the website. Transactions made as a result of the publication of properties within the website is the sole and exclusive responsibility of the users and customers.
Disputes arising between users will be resolved by the users themselves. Real Estate Industry Social does not accept any claim in connection with the properties published on the website, nor the transactions made by users.
Real Estate Industry Social is not responsible for damage to the physical or moral integrity of persons, such as injury, death or any other moral damage such as threats, insults and slander that may fall on a natural person, as a result of communications established on the website of Real Estate Industry Social. The communications and relationships established between users as a result of any connection within the Real Estate Industry Social website is the sole and exclusive responsibility of the users.
In the event that one or more users or any third party initiate any claim or legal action against one or more other users, each and every one of the users involved in such claims or actions exempt Real Estate Industry Social from any liability.
9. FAIR HOUSING
Fair housing refers to the legal protections afforded by the Fair Housing Act and the State of Minnesota Human Rights Act. Registered users of the platform should be aware that under applicable fair housing regulations, it is unlawful and totally prohibited to refuse to sell or rent real estate to any person because he or she is a member of a protected class (i.e., race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, public assistance status, and sexual orientation).
Most housing is covered by this legal protection, with the exception of owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family dwellings sold or rented without the use of a broker, and housing operated by organizations or private clubs for the exclusive use of their members.
Registered users agree and declare that they comply with the regulations set forth especially the fair housing law. If you as a user of our platform, feel discriminated against by a seller or landlord registered with Real Estate Industry Social, please contact us through our contact information, please note that the fair housing law gives you certain legal rights. Real Estate Industry Social reserves the right to terminate the service and cancel the account of a user who does not comply with applicable regulations regarding fair housing.
10. ADVERTISING REQUIREMENTS
The real estate regulations are intended to ensure that all advertising by real estate agents is done in a clear and transparent manner, so as to minimize any possibility of confusion and error on the part of the consumer as to who is doing the advertising. Accordingly, the first and most important requirement of any real estate agent’s advertising is that it’s advertising prominently displays the name of the real estate agency.
The applicable regulation regarding real estate agent advertising requirements states the following:
“A licensee shall identify itself as a broker or sales agent in any advertising for the purchase, sale, lease, exchange, exchange, mortgage, transfer, or other disposition of real estate, whether the advertising relates to the licensee’s own property or the property of others.
If a seller or broker is part of a team or group within the brokerage, the licensee may include the name of the team or group in the advertisement only under the following conditions.
(1) the inclusion of the name of the team or group is authorized by the principal broker of the brokerage to which the salesperson or broker is licensed; and
(2) the name of the real estate broker is included and displayed more prominently than the name of the team or group in the advertising.”
Registered users of the platform represent and agree that they do and will comply with all applicable provisions regarding real estate broker advertising.
11. THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS.
“Third-Party Materials” means any content, images, videos, texts or other material that is owned by a third party, such as stock images, videos and texts. Such Third-Party Materials are subject to the applicable third-party terms and licenses, and may only be used as permitted by such terms and licenses.
All content included on this platform, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, video, audio clips, data compilations and software, is the property of Real Estate Industry Social and its content provider users and is protected by international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Real Estate Industry Social and the user content providers and is protected by international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of Real Estate Industry Social or its software suppliers and protected by international copyright laws.
Users can publish and share content through the platform. By publishing your content through Real Estate Industry Social, you agree and authorize that your content be publicly displayed on the platform and may be shared by other users of the platform. By publishing and sharing your content and the content of other users, you also agree not to change or remove, directly or indirectly, any copyright, trade name, service mark, trademark or any other property that is displayed in the content available on Real Estate Industry Social. Any alteration or use of the content outside the guidelines of these terms, violates intellectual property rights and may be subject to claims or lawsuits. By accessing our platform, you do not have any right or title to the available content or other intellectual property.
13. COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS
Real Estate Industry Social respects the intellectual property of others, and expects users to do the same. If you believe, in good faith, that any materials provided on or in connection with the Real Estate Industry Social platform infringe upon your copyright or other intellectual property right, please send us your request to our contact information with the following information:
- Identification of the intellectual property right that is allegedly infringed. All relevant registration numbers, or a statement concerning the ownership of the work, should be included.
- A statement specifically identifying the location of the infringing material, with enough detail that Real Estate Industry Social may find it on the Real Estate Industry Social Site. Please note: it is not sufficient to merely provide a top-level URL.
- Your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the allegedly infringing material is not authorized by the owner of the rights, or its agents, or by law.
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
- An electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
14. USER CONTENT
Certain features of the platform allow users to upload content, which may consist of messages, images, video, text and other content, and to publish such content on the platform. The user retains any copyright they may have on the user content they post on the platform. However, we require the user’s permission to publish the content. Real Estate Industry Social is not responsible for the accuracy, safety or legality of user content posted on the platform. Users are solely and exclusively responsible for their content and the consequences of publishing their content on the platform. Real Estate Industry Social, nor its directors, agents, employees and partners shall have any liability for the content posted by users on the platform.
By providing, publishing and sharing content through the platform, you grant Real Estate Industry Social a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully paid (with the right to sublicense) right and license to host, store, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify for the purpose of formatting to display and distribute your user content, in whole or in part on the platform and through any media channel.
15. USER CONTENT REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
Real Estate Industry Social disclaims any and all liability in connection with user content. You are solely responsible for your user content and the consequences of providing user content via the Service. By providing user content via the Service, you affirm, represent, and warrant that:
a) You are the creator and owner of the user content, or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to authorize Real Estate Industry Social and users of the platform to use and distribute your user content as necessary to exercise the licenses granted by in the manner contemplated by Real Estate Industry Social and these Terms.
b) Your user content, and the use of your user content as contemplated by these Terms, does not and will not: (i) infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; (ii) slander, defame, libel, or invade the right of privacy, publicity or other property rights of any other person; or (iii) cause Real Estate Industry Social to violate any law or regulation.
c) Your user content could not be deemed by a reasonable person to be objectionable, profane, indecent, pornographic, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, hateful, or otherwise inappropriate.
d) Your user content does not and will not contain hateful content, a threat of physical Harm, or harassment.
16. USER CONTENT DISCLAIMER
Real Estate Industry Social may at any time and without prior notice, screen, remove, edit, or block any user content that in our sole judgment violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable. You understand that when using the service, you will be exposed to user content from a variety of sources and acknowledge that user content may be inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. You agree to waive, and do waive, any legal or equitable right or remedy you have or may have against Real Estate Industry Social with respect to user content. If notified by a user or content owner that user content allegedly does not conform to these Terms, we may investigate the allegation and determine in our sole discretion whether to remove the user content, which we reserve the right to do at any time and without notice. For clarity, Real Estate Industry Social does not permit copyright-infringing activities on the service.
17. ACCURACY AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION
We do not guarantee that the information available on the platform is accurate, complete or updated. The content of this platform is provided for general information and should not be taken as a professional advice, please consult other more reliable and accurate sources. Any use of the material provided on this platform is at your own risk.
18. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
The content and information available on the platform (including, but not limited to, data, information, text, sound, photos, graphics, video, icons or other material), as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is the property of Real Estate Industry Social or the respective users content providers. Based on this information, the following activities are prohibited:
- Use the services or content for any commercial purpose, outside the scope of those commercial purposes explicitly permitted under this agreement and related guidelines as made available by Real Estate Industry Social;
- Access, monitor, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, copy or otherwise exploit any content of the services, including but not limited to, using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose not in accordance with this agreement or without our express written permission;
- Violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on the services or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to the services;
- Take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- Deep-link to any portion of the Services for any purpose without our express written permission;
- “Frame”, “mirror” or otherwise incorporate any part of the services into any other platforms or service without our prior written authorization;
- Attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software programs used by Real Estate Industry Social in connection with the services;
- Circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Services or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content;
19. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
Real Estate Industry Social will provide its services with reasonable skill and care but does not give any guarantees, warranties or representations in respect of any other person’s services.
Because of the nature of the Internet Real Estate Industry Social provide and maintains the platform on an “as is”, “as available” basis and makes no promise that use of the platform will be uninterrupted or entirely error free. We are not responsible to you if we are unable to provide our Internet services for any reason beyond our control.
Our platform may from time to time contain links to other platforms which are not under the control of and are not maintained by us. These links are provided for your convenience only and we are not responsible for the content of those sites.
Except as provided above we can give no other warranties, conditions or other terms, express or implied, statutory or otherwise and all such terms are hereby excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.
You will be responsible for any breach of these terms by you and if you use the platform in breach of these terms you will be liable to and will reimburse Real Estate Industry Social for any loss or damage caused as a result.
Real Estate Industry Social will not be liable in any amount for failure to perform any obligation under this agreement if such failure is caused by the occurrence of any unforeseen event beyond its reasonable control including without limitation Internet outages, communications outages, fire, flood, war or act of God.
These terms do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer which are available to you.
Subject as aforesaid, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Real Estate Industry Social excludes liability for any loss or damage of any kind howsoever arising, including without limitation any direct, indirect or consequential loss whether or not such arises out of any problem you notify to Real Estate Industry Social and Real Estate Industry Social shall have no liability to pay any money by way of compensation, including without limitation all liability in relation to:
- Any incorrect or inaccurate information on the platform;
- The infringement by any person of any Intellectual Property Rights of any third party caused by their use of the platform or any product or service purchased through the platform;
- Any loss or damage resulting from your use or the inability to use the web site or resulting from unauthorized access to, or alteration of your transmissions or data in circumstances which are beyond our control;
- Any loss of profit, wasted expenditure, corruption or destruction of data or any other loss which does not directly result from something we have done wrong;
- Any amount or kind of loss or damage due to viruses or other malicious software that may infect a user’s computer equipment, software, data or other property caused by persons accessing or using content from the platform, or from transmissions via emails or attachments received from Real Estate Industry Social.
- All representations, warranties, conditions and other terms which but for this notice would have effect.
20. THIRD PARTIES
Any dealings with third parties included within or on Real Estate Industry Social involving the delivery of and payment for goods and services, or any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such third parties, are solely between you and that third party. Real Estate Industry Social is neither responsible nor liable for any part of such dealings or promotions. Any reference to any third party or the products or services of any third party on Real Estate Industry Social does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of such third party or the product or services of such third party by Real Estate Industry Social or any of its employees, officers, independent contractors, agents or other representatives. Any reference to any third party on Real Estate Industry Social is provided to you for informational purposes only. Real Estate Industry Social encourages you to conduct your own research and due diligence regarding such third parties and their products and services. While Real Estate Industry Social works to ensure the information on Real Estate Industry Social is current and accurate.
21. SECURITY COMPONENTS
You understand that Real Estate Industry Social and software embodied within Real Estate Industry Social may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and that use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by Real Estate Industry Social and/or content providers who provide content to Real Estate Industry Social platform. You may not attempt to override, disable, circumvent or otherwise interfere with any such security components and usage rules embedded into Real Estate Industry Social.
22. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
No responsibility will be accepted by Real Estate Industry Social for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, for any computer, telephone, cable, network, electronic or internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability, for the acts or omissions of any service provider, internet accessibility or availability or for traffic congestion or unauthorized human act, including any errors or mistakes.
You agree to defend and indemnify Real Estate Industry Social from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought by third parties as a result of:
- Your breach of this agreement or the documents referenced herein.
- Your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
- Your use of the Real Estate Industry Social platform.
24. CHANGES AND TERMINATION
We may change the platform and these terms at any time, in our sole discretion and without notice to you. You are responsible for remaining knowledgeable about these terms. Your continued use of the platform constitutes your acceptance of any changes to these Terms and any changes will supersede all previous versions of the terms. Unless otherwise specified herein, all changes to these Terms apply to all users take effect. Furthermore, we may terminate this agreement with you under these Terms at any time by notifying you in writing (including by email) or without any warning.
25. PERSONAL DATA
This agreement and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Real Estate Industry Social without restriction.
27. INTEGRATION CLAUSE
You agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms or the breach, termination, application, interpretation, or validity of these Terms or the use of the Real Estate Industry Social web site shall be settled by binding arbitration between you and Real Estate Industry Social, except that each party retains the right to bring an individual action in a court of competent jurisdiction.
29. FINAL PROVISIONS
These terms are governed by the USA laws. Use of our platform is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms.
Our performance of these Terms is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in these Terms limits our right to comply with law enforcement or other governmental or legal requests or requirements relating to your use of our platform or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use.
If any part of these Terms is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions will not in any way be affected or impaired. Our failure or delay in enforcing any provision of these Terms at any time does not waive our right to enforce the same or any other provision(s) hereof in the future.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
30. CONTACT US
If you have questions or concerns about these Terms, please contact us through our contact page or via the contact information below:
Real Estate Industry Social LLC.