Terms and Policies
Momentous Realty Services
- We help buyers and renters find properties that are right for them, using our online services and in-person showings with Momentous Advisors.
- We help sellers list and find prospective tenants to purchase their property using our online services and knowledge and expertise of Momentous Advisors.
- We help facilitate the completion of sales and rental transactions.
The Terms of Service
- Does not include this summary, which is merely intended to help emphasize key sections of the Terms of Service.
- May be modified byMomentous as we grow and improve; we will post any new terms on the Site.
Terms of Service Revised April 19, 2018: In light of our rapid growth and some changes to our Services, we’ve made certain updates to our Terms of Service effective as of April 19, 2018. We updated information about the license granted to you, the sources of some of our data, and we clarified and reorganized other terms. Please make sure to read them fully. If you use our Services on or after that date, you’re confirming you’ve read and agree to the updated Terms of Service.
- Explains that we will not sell your personal information to third parties.
- Notifies you of how we collect and use your personally identifiable information.
- Assures you how we protect your information that you do not otherwise make publicly available, such as your credit card information and social security number.
To use the Services, you:
- Must be at least eighteen (18) years old.
- Must be in compliance with our Terms of Service.
- May need to create an account in order to use some of our Services.
Content you post publicly on the Site:
- Must be content that you own and do not want to keep confidential.
- Is your responsibility and you assume all risks of posting your information publicly online.
- Might be impossible to completely remove any trace of once you publicly posted it, so please use good judgment.
The content that already exists on the Site:
- Aside from user generated content, is owned by us (or our suppliers).
- Is made accessible on the Site, subject to all rules and restrictions set forth in the Terms of Service.
If you have additional questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptance of Terms of Service
- BINDING CONTRACT. BY REGISTERING FOR AND/OR USING THE SERVICES IN ANY MANNER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, VISITING OR BROWSING THE SITE AND/OR THE APPLICATIONS, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS, OPERATING RULES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES THAT MAY BE PUBLISHED FROM TIME TO TIME THROUGH THE SERVICES BY US OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, EACH OF WHICH IS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE INTO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. IF YOU ARE ACCEPTING THESE TERMS ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DO SO.
- Applicability. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the Services, including, without limitation, users who seek rental or sales listings or seek to have rental or sales listings posted, and users who are contributors of comments, reviews, photos, video, content, information, and other materials or services, registered or otherwise.
Eligibility Requirements. You represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into, perform your obligations under, and abide by these Terms of Service. If you are under the age of 18, you may not, under any circumstances or for any reason, use the Services. We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. You are solely responsible for ensuring that these Terms of Service are in compliance with all laws, rules, and regulations applicable to you. The right to access the Services is revoked where use of the Services is prohibited or to the extent offering, sale or provision of the Services conflicts with any applicable law, rule, or regulation. Further, unless otherwise mutually agreed in writing, the Services are offered only for your use and not for the use or benefit of any third party; and in any event, each person receiving the benefit of the Services mustagree to and abide by these Terms of Service as a condition to our obligations.
Non-U.S. Users. The Services are controlled and offered by us from our facilities in the United States of America. We make no representations that the Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Services from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law. By providing information in connection with the Services, you consent to the transfer of your information to, and storage of your information in, the United States, the laws of which may not be as stringent as the laws of the country in which you reside.
What We Do
Our Services. In addition to the services we offer in person, the Services include online platforms on which people or entities that wish (and have the right) to rent, lease, or sublet their properties (“Landlords”) or sell their properties (“Sellers”) may propose to us property listings (“Listings”), and people who wish to rent, lease, or sublease (“Renters”) or buy (“Buyers”) such properties may search for, obtain information regarding, and potentially complete transactions with respect to, such properties. We do not own, operate, or have any control over the properties or Listings.
Please Be Smart. You understand and agree that we are not a party to any agreement you enter into with any other user, whether or not that agreement is provided through the Services, and you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your interactions, correspondence, and transactions with other users of the Services, whether on the Site, the Applications, in person, or otherwise. Please exercise good judgment and common sense; conduct all necessary, appropriate, and prudent inquiries, investigations, research, and due diligence; and take all necessary precautions when interacting with others or publicly posting Content. For purposes of these Terms of Service, the term “Content” includes, without limitation, Listings, information, data, text, inquiries, photographs, videos, virtual tours, audio clips, written posts, reviews, feedback, comments, software, scripts, graphics, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Services, as well as, all User Content (as defined in Section 8 below).
Advertising. Some Services may be supported by advertising revenue, and you hereby agree that we may display advertising, promotions, sponsored Listings, and the like in connection with the Services on, around, and in connection with your User Content.
Account. To utilize certain Services, you will be required to register for an account (an “Account”). You must provide accurate and complete information and keep your Account information updated. You shall not select or use as a username a name (i) of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or (iii) that is otherwise offensive, vulgar, or obscene. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your Account and for keeping your Account password secure. You may never use another person’s user account or registration information for the Services without permission. You must notify us immediately of any change in your eligibility to use the Services, any breach of security, or any unauthorized use of your Account. You should never publish, distribute or post login information for your Account. You shall have the ability to delete your Account either directly or through a request made to us.
License. Subject to these Terms of Service, we grant each user of the Services a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable license to access and use the Services and access, download, and display locally, all Content therein for your personal, non-commercial purposes. Any reproduction, modification, distribution, storage, or other use of the Services, or any Content therein for any other purpose, is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from us. You shall not sell, license, rent, share, publish, or otherwise use or exploit any Content outside the Services for commercial use, in connection with the provision of services to a third party, or in any way that violates any third party right. Without limiting the foregoing, no real estate broker, salesperson, agent, or similar state licensed real estate professional may market or make commercial use of the Content in any way, including, without limitation, advertising our property listings, copying our Content for commercial use, or contacting our customers or the owners or sellers of any properties listed on the Services.
Availability of Content. We do not guarantee that any Content will be made available through the Services. We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to (i) remove, edit, or modify any Content in our sole discretion, at any time, without notice to you, and for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if we are concerned that you may have violated these Terms of Service), or for no reason at all, and (ii) remove or block any Content from the Services.
Rules of Conduct
No Prohibited Use. As a condition of use, you shall not use the Services for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms of Service. You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Services.
Don’t Abuse the Service. You shall not (i) manipulate the price or description of any Listing without proper authorization; (ii) interfere with other users’ Listings; (iii) recruit, solicit, or encourage any other user to use third party services or websites that are competitive to ours; (iv) use the Services to find a Listing, Landlord, Buyer, Seller, or Renter and then complete a transaction independent of the Services in order to circumvent the obligation to pay any fees related to our provision of the Services; (v) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by us in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our (or our third party providers’) infrastructure; (vi) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services or any activities conducted in connection with the Services; (vii) bypass, circumvent or attempt to bypass or circumvent any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Services (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Services); (viii) run any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Services; (ix) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any page of the Site; (x) harvest or scrape any Content from the Services; (xi) take any action in violation of our guidelines and policies; (xii) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Services (including, without limitation, any Application), except to the limited extent that applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction; (xiii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Services; or (xiv) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations.
Our Additional Rights. We also reserve the right, without any obligation, to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce these Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations hereof; (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; (iv) respond to user support requests; (v) fulfill your requests for services; or (vi) protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users, and the public. You acknowledge and agree that we may, but have no obligation to, conduct background checks, reference checks, and credit checks on any users of the Services.
Equal Housing Opportunity. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of United States policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. We endeavor to treat all parties fairly and honestly and to support equal housing opportunities. We encourage our users to do so as well.
User Content. All Listing, rental, or sales information, and other content added, created, uploaded, submitted, distributed, or posted in connection with the Services or otherwise provided by users (collectively “User Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such User Content. You represent that all User Content provided by you is accurate, complete, up-to- date, and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
• The following standards apply to any and all User Content. You must ensure that all User Content posted by you complies with all applicable laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, you must not post User Content that: – infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other right of any other person or entity or violates any law or contractual duty (see our DMCA Copyright Policy); – you know is false, misleading, untruthful, or inaccurate; is unlawful, threatening, discriminatory, hateful, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, offensive, or profane; contains or depicts nudity or sexual activity; promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any individual or group; or is otherwise inappropriate as determined by us in our sole discretion; – constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk, or bulk e-mail (“spamming”); – contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit, or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment, or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information of ours or of any third party; – impersonates, bullies, stalks, or intimidates any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives, or falsifies or misrepresents yourself or your personal information; or – includes any confidential information, violates the rights (including, without limitation, the rights of publicity and privacy and rights under a contract) of others, or otherwise contains any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations, or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Service.
License Grant. By submitting User Content through the Services, you hereby do and shall grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable, and transferable license to use, edit, modify, truncate, aggregate, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise fully exploit the User Content in connection with the Services and our (and our successors’ and assigns’) businesses, including, without limitation, for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Services (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels (including, without limitation, third party websites and feeds), and including after your termination of your Account or the Services. You also hereby do and shall grant each user of the Services a non-exclusive, perpetual license to access your User Content through the Services. For clarity, the foregoing license grants to us and our users do not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Content, including the right to grant additional licenses to your User Content, unless otherwise agreed in writing. You represent and warrant that you have all rights to grant such licenses to us without infringement or violation of any third party rights, including, without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
No right, title, or interest in or to the Services or any Content provided in connection with the Services is transferred or otherwise granted to you under these Terms of Service. All right, title, or interest in or to the Services and the Content provided in connection with the Services (other than user contributions posted by you) are reserved by us. Any use of the Services not expressly permitted by these Terms of Service is a breach of these Terms of Service and may violate copyright, trademark, or other laws.
The names, logos, product and service names, designs, slogans, and other trademarks associated with the Services are ours and those of our licensors. You must not use any of the foregoing without our prior written permission. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, slogans, and other trademarks used in connection with the Services are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Third Party Services
The Site and Applications may permit you to link to other websites, services, or resources on the Internet, and other websites, services, or resources may contain links to the Services. When you access third party resources on the Internet, you do so at your own risk. These other resources are not under our control, and you acknowledge that we are not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness, or any other aspect of such websites or resources. The inclusion of any such link does not imply our endorsement or any association between us and their operators. You further acknowledge and agree that we 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 the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such website or resource.
We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Services at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, and effective immediately, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your membership. If you wish to terminate your Account, you may do so by following the instructions on the Site or through the Services. Any fees paid hereunder are non-refundable. All provisions of these Terms of Service which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, licenses of User Content, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability, and arbitration.
No Fiduciary Duty. Unless we have signed a state-mandated written agreement with you that states otherwise, we have no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that we have no duty to take any action regarding: – which users gain access to the Services; – what Content you access via the Services; or – how you may interpret or use the Content.
No Responsibility. You acknowledge that all Content, including User Content, accessed by you using the Services is at your own risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to you or any other party resulting therefrom. We do not assume any responsibility or liability or make any warranties or guarantees that any Content you access on or through the Services is or will continue to be accurate, safe, or legal. All Content and information is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, prior sale or rental, or withdrawal without notice. No representation, warranty, covenant, or guarantee is made as to the accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate and may not be relied upon by you. All information should be confirmed by you.
DISCLAIMER. THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. WE, AND OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS, AND CONTENT PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT (I) THE SERVICES WILL BE SECURE OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (II) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (III) ANY CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SERVICES IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (IV) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Additional Disclaimers. We make no representations concerning any Content contained in or accessed through the Services, and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, or legality of material or Content contained in or accessed through the Services or for any actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Services. If any sample or other contracts are provided or otherwise obtained through the Services, we do not warrant that such terms will sufficiently cover the relationship you seek to develop by entering into such terms, nor do we represent, warrant, or guarantee that such terms are legal, binding, adequate, complete or in any way appropriate for your intended purposes. It is your responsibility to consult with independent legal counsel prior to entering into any contract or agreement with a third party.
ADDITIONAL CONTENT DISCLAIMERS. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LISTING, PROPERTY, CONTRACT, CONTENT, OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY HYPERLINKED SITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OF LISTING INFORMATION, PROPERTIES, CONTENT, OR SERVICES. You acknowledge and agree that we (i) do not decide what price is appropriate for the Listing; (ii) do not guarantee the condition of any properties or the performance, adequacy, or completeness of inspections, services, products, or repairs; (iii) do not have any obligation to conduct any inspections whatsoever, including, without limitation, of common areas, offsite areas, or other aspects of the properties; (iv) have no responsibility for identifying defects with the property or inspecting public records or permits regarding title or use of the properties; (v) are not responsible for verifying square footage, representations of others, or information contained in any property reports, Listings, or promotional materials; and (vi) are not responsible for providing legal or tax advice regarding any transactions. Listings and related information provided from third parties are provided solely as a convenience, and Compass has not reviewed or confirmed any information originating from sources other than Compass.
Indemnification. You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our affiliates, and each of our and their respective employees, contractors, directors, suppliers, licensors, and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise from or relate to (i) your use or misuse of, or access to, the Services, Listings, Content, or otherwise from your User Content; (ii) violation of these Terms of Service; (iii) breach of any contract, or other agreement you enter into; (iv) personal injury, property damage, or other claims or damages relating to property defects, conditions, legality, or suitability; (v) your interactions or transactions with any other user; or (vi) infringement by you, or any third party using your Account or identity in connection with the Services, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.
Limitation of Liability
LIABILITY LIMITS. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, NOR OUR AFFILIATES AND EACH OF OUR AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, DIRECTORS, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, AND REPRESENTATIVES, BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS, ACCOMMODATIONS, RIGHTS OR SERVICES, OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, COMPENSATORY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING), OR FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) THE LESSER OF (A) FEES PAID TO US FOR THE PARTICULAR SERVICES DURING THE IMMEDIATELY PREVIOUS THREE (3) MONTH PERIOD OR (B) $100.00.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR (I) USER CONTENT, (II) THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR (III) THE CONDITION, LEGALITY, OR SUITABILITY OF ANY PROPERTY, AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS SOLELY AND ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
Releases. You shall and hereby do release us from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired housing through the Services. You hereby release us and our directors, officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, predecessors, assigns, heirs, service providers, insurers, investors, attorneys, advisors, and suppliers from all claims, demands, and damages of every kind and nature, known and unknown, direct and indirect, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to content accessed through the Services, or any interactions with others arising out of or related thereto, and you expressly waive the provisions of any local law, which provides in substance: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor,” and all similar code provisions in any jurisdiction.
ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER – IMPORTANT – PLEASE REVIEW AS THIS AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
ARBITRATION. YOU AGREE THAT ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US (WHETHER OR NOT SUCH DISPUTE INVOLVES A THIRD PARTY) WITH REGARD TO YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH US, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DISPUTES RELATED TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, AND/OR RIGHTS OF PRIVACY AND/OR PUBLICITY, WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION UNDER THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION’S RULES FOR ARBITRATION OF CONSUMER-RELATED DISPUTES, AND YOU AND WE HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE TRIAL BY JURY. DISCOVERY AND RIGHTS TO APPEAL IN ARBITRATION ARE GENERALLY MORE LIMITED THAN IN A LAWSUIT, AND OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU AND WE WOULD HAVE IN COURT MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION. This dispute resolution provision will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and not by any state law concerning arbitration. In the event the American Arbitration Association is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within one hundred and sixty (160) days of filing the case, then either we or you can elect to have the arbitration administered instead by the Judicial
Arbitration and Mediation Services. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having competent jurisdiction. Any provision of applicable law notwithstanding, the arbitrator will not have authority to award damages, remedies, or awards that conflict with these Terms of Service.
NO CLASS ACTION. NEITHER YOU NOR WE WILL PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION FOR ANY CLAIMS COVERED BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS MEMBER ON ANY CLASS CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST US INCLUDING ANY RIGHT TO CLASS ARBITRATION OR ANY CONSOLIDATION OF INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATIONS. You also agree not to participate in claims brought in a private attorney general or representative capacity, or consolidated claims involving another person’s account, if we are a party to the proceeding.
Severability. If the prohibition against class actions and other claims brought on behalf of third parties contained above is found to be unenforceable, then all of the preceding language in this Arbitration section will be null and void. This arbitration agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with us.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction. These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, including its conflicts of law rules, in the United States of America, and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not be applicable hereto. Without limiting the arbitration obligations set forth above, you agree to submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the state and Federal courts of New York County, New York for the purposes of these Terms of Service. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICES OR US MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
User Disputes. We reserve the right, without any obligation, to intervene in or monitor disputes between our users. You agree to cooperate with and assist us in good faith, and to provide us with such information and take such actions as we may reasonably request, in connection with any disputes involving you. Although we may moderate content or disputes in our discretion, we have no authority to legally bind third parties or force them to resolve complaints or disputes. Any efforts or statements made by us to intervene in or moderate disputes is superseded by this provision, which may not be modified, waived, or released except by a written agreement, dated and signed by our Chief Executive Officer and dated and signed by the individual or entity to whom the modification, waiver, or release is granted.
Export Control. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that (i) neither you nor any Listing proposed by you, if any, is located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties. You also will not use the Services for any purpose prohibited by U.S. law, including the development, design, manufacture, or production of missiles or nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons. You may not use, export, re-export, import, or transfer the Services except as authorized by United States law, the laws of the jurisdiction in which you obtained the Application, and any other applicable laws. In particular, but without limitation, the Services may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any United States embargoed countries; (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Person’s List or Entity List; or (c) into any country or to any person or entity on any similar lists maintained in any applicable jurisdiction.
Feedback. Your feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Services and our business generally (“Feedback”) are welcome. You may submit Feedback by emailing email@example.com. You acknowledge and agree that all Feedback is and shall be our sole and exclusive property, and you shall and hereby do assign to us all right, title, and interest in and to all Feedback, including, without limitation, all worldwide patent, copyright, trade secret, moral, and other proprietary or intellectual property rights therein, notwithstanding anything else. You will execute documents and take such further acts as we may reasonably request to effectuate the foregoing ownership and rights.
Application Terms. If we make the Services available as an application for mobile devices (“Application”), then subject to your compliance with these Terms of Service, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download and install a copy of the Application on a single mobile device or computer that you own or control and run such copy of the Application solely for your own personal use. We reserve all rights in the Application not expressly granted to you by these Terms of Service. Furthermore, with respect to any Application accessed through or downloaded from the Apple App Store (“App Store Sourced Application”), you will only use the App Store Sourced Application (i) on an Apple-branded product that runs iOS (Apple’s proprietary operating system software); and (ii) as permitted by the “Usage Rules” set forth in the Apple App Store Terms and Conditions. The following terms apply to any App Store Sourced Application: Both you and we acknowledge that these Terms of Service are concluded between you and us only, and not with Apple, and that Apple is not responsible for the Application or the Content; The Application is licensed to you on a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable basis, solely to be used in connection with the Services for your private, personal, non-commercial use, subject to all the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service as they are applicable to the Services; You will only use the Application in connection with an Apple device that you own or control; You acknowledge and agree that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Application;
In the event of any failure of the Application to conform to any applicable warranty, including those implied by law, you may notify Apple of such failure; upon notification, Apple’s sole warranty obligation to you will be to refund to you the purchase price, if any, of the Application; You acknowledge and agree that we, and not Apple, are responsible for addressing any claims you or any third party may have in relation to the Application;
You acknowledge and agree that, in the event of any third party claim that the Application or your possession and use of the Application infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, we, and not Apple, will be responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement, and discharge of any such infringement claim;
You represent and warrant that you are not located in a country subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and that you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties;
Both you and we acknowledge and agree that in your use of the Application you will comply with any applicable third party terms of agreement which may affect or be affected by such use; and
Both you and we acknowledge and agree that Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these Terms of Service, and that upon your acceptance of these Terms of Service, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms of Service against you as the third party beneficiary hereof.
Entire Agreement and Severability. These Terms of Service, together with any state-mandated disclosure forms provided by us to you separately, are the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Services and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and us with respect to the Services.
Severability. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms of Service will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.
Force Majeure. We shall not be liable for any failure to perform our obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic, or communications failure or degradation, or third party acts or omission.
Assignment. These Terms of Service are personal to you and are not assignable, transferable, or sublicensable by you except with our prior written consent. We may assign, transfer, or delegate any of our rights and obligations hereunder without consent.
Agency. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of these Terms of Service, and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect.
Notices. Unless otherwise specified in these Term of Service, all notices under these Terms of Service will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e- mail; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service. Electronic notices should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Waiver. Our failure to enforce any part of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of our right to later enforce that or any other part of these Terms of Service. Waiver of compliance in any particular instance does not mean that we will waive compliance in the future. In order for any waiver of compliance with these Terms of Service to be binding, we must provide you with written notice of such waiver through one of our authorized representatives.
Headings. The section and paragraph headings in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.
Third Party Rights. These Terms of Service are for the benefit of us and our affiliates, vendors, and suppliers, and our and their officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and suppliers. Each of these entities and individuals shall have the right to assert and enforce these Terms of Service directly against you on its or their behalf.
Contact. If you have any questions, complaints, or claims with respect to the Services, you may contact us at Momentous Realty, 2870 Peachtree Road, Suite 317, Atlanta, GA 30305; email@example.com; 404-998-2626.
Notices and Restrictions
Copyrights. The Services may contain Content specifically provided by us, our partners, or our users, and such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services.
Multiple Listing Service (“MLS”). If you are a consumer user of the Services, by registering for and/or using the Services in any manner, you acknowledge and agree that (i) you are entering into a lawful consumer-broker relationship with us; (ii) you have a bona fide interest in the purchase, sale, or lease of real estate of the type being offered through our Services; (iii) you will only use the information from the Services for your personal, non- commercial use, except in connection with your consideration of the purchase and sale of an individual property; and (iv) you will not copy, redistribute, or retransmit any of the data or information provided through the Services except in connection with your consideration of the purchase and sale of an individual property. You also acknowledge the MLS’s ownership of, and the validity of the MLS’s copyright in, the MLS database compilation, as well as the ownership and validity of copyright of the individual broker in specific listing content.
Information for certain listings in Georgia are provided by the Augusta Association of Realtors (“GAAR”) and or First Multiple Listing Service (“FMLS”, as indicated on individual listing pages identified with the GAAR and FMLS logos. The multiple listings information is provided by GAAR and FMLS from a copyrighted compilation of listings. The information provided is for consumers’ personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Redistribution or copying of this information is strictly prohibited. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate and should be independently verified. © 2018 FMLS and GAAR.
DISCLOSURE REGARDING REAL ESTATE AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS
A seller’s agent is an agent who is engaged by a seller to represent the seller’s interests. The seller’s agent does this by securing a buyer for the seller’s home at a price and on terms acceptable to the seller. A seller’s agent has, without limitation, the following fiduciary duties to the seller: reasonable care, undivided loyalty, confidentiality, full disclosure, obedience and duty to account. A seller’s agent does not represent the interests of the buyer. The obligations of a seller’s agent are also subject to any specific provisions set forth in an agreement between the agent and the seller. In dealings with the buyer, a seller’s agent should (a) exercise reasonable skill and care in performance of the agent’s duties; (b) deal honestly, fairly and in good faith; and (c) disclose all facts known to the agent materially affecting the value or desirability of property, except as otherwise provided by law.
A buyer’s agent is an agent who is engaged by a buyer to represent the buyer’s interests. The buyer’s agent does this by negotiating the purchase of a home at a price and on terms acceptable to the buyer. A buyer’s agent has, without limitation, the following fiduciary duties to the buyer: reasonable care, undivided loyalty, confidentiality, full disclosure, obedience and duty to account. A buyer’s agent does not represent the interest of the seller. The obligations of a buyer’s agent are also subject to any specific provisions set forth in an agreement between the agent and the buyer. In dealings with the seller, a buyer’s agent should (a) exercise reasonable skill and care in performance of the agent’s duties; (b) deal honestly, fairly and in good faith; and (c) disclose all facts known to the agent materially affecting the buyer’s ability and/or willingness to perform a contract to acquire seller’s property that are not inconsistent with the agent’s fiduciary duties to the buyer.
A broker’s agent is an agent that cooperates or is engaged by a listing agent or a buyer’s agent (but does not work for the same firm as the listing agent or buyer’s agent) to assist the listing agent or buyer’s agent in locating a property to sell or buy, respectively, for the listing agent’s seller or the buyer agent’s buyer. The broker’s agent does not have a direct relationship with the buyer or seller and the buyer or seller can not provide instructions or direction directly to the broker’s agent. The buyer and the seller therefore do not have vicarious liability for the acts of the broker’s agent. The listing agent or buyer’s agent do provide direction and instruction to the broker’s agent and therefore the listing agent or buyer’s agent will have liability for the acts of the broker’s agent.
A real estate broker may represent both the buyer and seller if both the buyer and seller give their informed consent in writing. In such a dual agency situation, the agent will not be able to provide the full range of fiduciary duties to the buyer and seller. The obligations of an agent are also subject to any specific provisions set forth in an agreement between the agent, and the buyer and seller. An agent acting as a dual agent must explain carefully to both the buyer and seller that the agent is acting for the other party as well. The agent should also explain the possible effects of dual representation, including that by consenting to the dual agency relationship the buyer and seller are giving up their right to undivided loyalty. A buyer or seller should carefully consider the possible consequences of a dual agency relationship before agreeing to such representation. A seller or buyer may provide advance informed consent to dual agency by indicating the same on this form.
DUAL AGENT WITH DESIGNATED SALES AGENTS
If the buyer and seller provide their informed consent in writing, the principals and the real estate broker who represents both parties as a dual agent may designate a sales agent to represent the buyer and another sales agent to represent the seller to negotiate the purchase and sale of real estate. A sales agent works under the supervision of the real estate broker. With the informed consent of the buyer and the seller in writing, the designated sales agent for the buyer will function as the buyer’s agent representing the interests of and advocating on behalf of the buyer and the designated sales agent for the seller will function as the seller’s agent representing the interests of and advocating on behalf of the seller in the negotiations between the buyer and seller. A designated sales agent cannot provide the full range of fiduciary duties to the buyer or seller. The designated sales agent must explain that like the dual agent under whose supervision they function, they cannot provide undivided loyalty. A buyer or seller should carefully consider the possible consequences of a dual agency relationship with designated sales agents before agreeing to such representation. A seller or buyer may provide advance informed consent to dual agency with designated sales agents by indicating the same on this form. This form was provided to me by Momentous Realty, a licensed real estate broker acting in the interest of the: ( ) Seller as a (check relationship below) (X) Buyer as a (check relationship below)
( ) Seller’s agent (X) Buyer’s agent
( ) Broker’s agent ( ) Broker’s agent
(X) Dual agent
( ) Dual agent with designated sales agent
If dual agent with designated sales agents is indicated above: ______ is appointed to represent the buyer; and ______ is appointed to represent the seller in this transaction.
I/We acknowledge receipt of a copy of this disclosure form:
Electronic signature of (X) Buyer(s) and/or ( ) Seller(s)
Date Terms of Service Last Modified: April 19, 2018
What About International Users?
YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE MAINTAINED ON AND TRANSFERRED TO COMPUTERS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF YOUR STATE, PROVINCE, COUNTRY OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL JURISDICTION WHERE THE PRIVACY LAWS MAY NOT BE AS PROTECTIVE AS THOSE IN YOUR JURISDICTION. IF YOU ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND CHOOSE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO US, WE TRANSFER PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE UNITED STATES AND PROCESSES IT THERE. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND YOUR SUBMISSION OF SUCH INFORMATION EACH REPRESENTS YOUR CONSENT TO THAT TRANSFER
What Information Do We Collect?
In connection with certain aspects of the Services, we may request and collect Personal Information as well as other information in connection with your use of, and access to, the Services. We collect the following types of information from our users.
Information Collected Automatically: We also receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with the Services. We automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, search queries, cookie information, mobile device identification and the listings and pages you request. We also record the details of your activity on the Services. This information may be used by us to develop new services or improve the Services.
Information Collected from Third Parties: If you choose to register on our Site or otherwise link your Momentous Realty account with a third party’s service (such as Facebook), we may receive the same type of information we collect from you (described above) directly from those services. We may receive additional information about you, such as demographic data, employment information, social media networking and imprints or fraud detection information, from third party partners and service providers and combine it with other information that we have about you.
Aggregate Information: We collect statistical information about how both users, collectively, use the Services (“Aggregate Information”). Some of this information is derived from Personal Information. This statistical information is not Personal Information and cannot be tied back to you. This type of aggregate data enables us to figure out how often users use parts of the Services so that we can make the Services appealing to as many users as possible, and improve the Services. As part of this use of information, we may provide aggregate information to our partners about how our users, collectively, use our site. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use their services and the Services, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal online experience.
How Do We Use Your Information?
In addition to the uses set forth above, we may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:
- to present the Services and its contents to you;
- to provide you with information or services that you request from us;
- to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
- to contact you regarding the Services or your account;
- to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;
- to notify you about changes to the Services or any services we offer or provide though the Services;
- to allow you to participate in interactive features of the Services;
- to conduct research and development for the improvement of the Services, the development of new services and offerings and in connection with our business;
- in any other way we may describe when you provide the information; or
- for any other purpose with your consent.
How, And With Whom, Is My Information Shared?
Third Party Partners and Service Providers. We may receive additional information about you, such as demographic data, employment information, or fraud detection information, from third party partners and service providers and combine it with other information that we have about you. We work with third party partners and service providers to perform Services on our behalf, and we may share your Personal Information, such as your email address, with such partners and service providers to help us provide the Services.
Email Communications with Us and Other Users: As part of the Services, you may occasionally receive email and other communications from us, such as communications relating to promotions we are offering through the Services. You acknowledge and agree that by posting information on or through the Services, or requesting that we do so on your behalf, we and our Agents, the landlords, tenants, buyers or sellers relevant to your request for Services, and others may send you e-mail, contact you or engage in other communications that they determine in their sole discretion relate to your profile or use of the Services. You may opt-out of receiving communications from us by following the instructions included with such emails, or emailing us at connect@MomentousRealty.com, but then you may not have access to certain features of the Services.. Note that this opt-out only applies to messages from Momentous Realty and not third parties. In addition, we and others you interact with through the Services may wish to send you a house-warming gift or other expression of appreciation, and you acknowledge and agree that we may share your Personal Information with such persons, or use your Personal Information for such purposes.
Information Shared with Our Agents: We contract with people and other entities, including our independent contractor licensed real estate salespersons and brokers, that may offer or provide services to you (“Agents”). We may share Personal Information with our Agents in connection with their provision of services to you related to the sale, purchase, lease or financing of properties and the advertising and marketing of such properties and related services. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information with our Agents.
Information Disclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
Information We Share in Connection with the Services Performed for You: The information you provide, including, without limitation, your profile information, search criteria, user name, email, address, and co-habitant information, may be used to facilitate and provide the services for you and transactions within the Services. This may include, without limitation, sharing your Personal Information with potential landlords, owners, co-brokers, our Agents and our third party partners and service providers, as applicable, to your request for Services; and if you are landlord or owner, we may also share your Personal Information (such as name, listing address, etc.) to potential tenants, buyers, co-brokers, our Agents and our third party partners and service providers, as applicable, in connection with the Services.
Information We Share with Your Consent: Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.
Tracking Disclosures: We may use tracking technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). We will comply with web browser “do not track” signals that you may set in your web browser regarding the collection of personal information about your online activities over time and across third-party web-sites or online services.
Is Personal Information About Me Secure?
You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account. We endeavor to protect account information to ensure that it is kept private; however, we cannot guarantee the security of any account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. We otherwise store all of our information, including your IP address information, using industry-standard security techniques. We do not guarantee or warrant that such techniques will prevent unauthorized access to information about you we store, Personal Information or otherwise.
What Information Can I Access?
We may allow you to access certain information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating that information. This list will change as the Services change. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. You may request deletion of your account by sending an e-mail to our webmaster at connect@Momentous Realty.com. Please note that some information may remain in our records after deletion of your account. California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of the Services that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to connect@MomentousRealty.com or write us at: Momentous Realty, 2870 Peachtree Road, Suite 317 Atlanta, Ga 30305, Attention: My Data Department.
What If I Have Questions Or Concerns?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Services, please send us a detailed message to connect@MomentousRealty.com.
Effective Date: April 19, 2018.
DMCA Copyright Policy
Momentous Realty (“Momentous”) has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The address of the Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement (“Designated Agent”) is listed at the end of this policy.
Procedure for Reporting Copyright Infringement:
If you believe that material or content residing on or accessible through Momentous websites or services infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work(s) or material(s) being infringed;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing including information regarding the location of the infringing materials that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that Momentous is capable of finding and verifying its existence;
- Contact information about the notifier including address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address;
- A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.
Please contact the Designated Advisor for Momentous at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or at:
Momentous Realty Attn: Legal Department 2870 Peachtree Road, Suite 317, Atlanta, GA 30305 Phone: (404) 998-2626