Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing Rhode Island Living. As a condition to and in consideration of receiving and accessing Rhode Island Living, the User agrees to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. Use of or access to Rhode Island Living shall constitute acceptance of and agreement to be bound by this Agreement. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT ACCESS Rhode Island Living.
Rhode Island Living Web Site Access Agreement
THIS AGREEMENT "Agreement" is entered into by and between Rhode Island Living and its operating companies, REALTOR Communications Services, Inc., State-Wide Multiple Listing Service, Inc. and Rhode Island Association of REALTORS (hereinafter referred to as "Organization") and any individual, corporation, association, agency, company, or other entity who accesses or uses Rhode Island Living (the "User" or "you").
Rhode Island Living, which is provided without charge to you, is a World Wide Web site on the Internet that is designed to allow users to view for sale real property posted by members of the Organization and to interact with those members. Rhode Island Living is owned and operated by the Organization. Rhode Island Living contains or may contain information, communications, opinions, text, graphics, links, electronic art, animations, audio, video, software, photos, music, sounds and other material and data (collectively, "Content") formatted, organized and collected in a variety of forms that are generally accessible to Users, including directories and databases, and areas of Rhode Island Living that can be modified by Users, such as registering user profiles and creating Auto-Notify profiles ("Interactive Areas").
1. User Rights and Responsibilities
1.1 Access to the Rhode Island Living.
You are responsible for providing all hardware, software, telephone or other communications equipment and/or service to connect to the Internet and access Rhode Island Living and are responsible for all Internet access charges, telephone charges or other fees or charges incurred in connecting to the Internet and accessing Rhode Island Living.
1.2 User Conduct.
You agree to access and use Rhode Island Living only for lawful purposes. You are solely responsible for the knowledge of and adherence to any and all laws, statutes, rules and regulations, pertaining to (i) your use of Rhode Island Living, including any Interactive Area, (ii) the use of any networks or other services connected to Rhode Island Living, and (iii) the communications means by which you connect your modem, computer, or other equipment to Rhode Island Living. By accessing Rhode Island Living, you agree that you will not:
(1) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Interactive Features;
(2) alter, damage or delete any Content or other communications that are not your own Content or to otherwise interfere with the ability of others to access Rhode Island Living;
(3) disrupt the normal flow of communication in an Interactive Area;
(4) claim a relationship with or to speak for any business, association, institution or other organization for which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship;
(5) violate any operating rule, policy or guideline of your Internet access provider or online service.
2. Intellectual Property Rights
2.1 Rhode Island Living content.
(a) You acknowledge that Content on Rhode Island Living is generally provided by Rhode Island Living, individual contributors of Content ("Contributors"), third party licensees, and/or other Users. You acknowledge that Rhode Island Living permits access to Content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary (including intellectual property) rights ("Intellectual Property Rights"), and that these Intellectual Property Rights are valid and protected in all media existing now or later developed and except as is explicitly provided below, your use of Content shall be governed by applicable copyright and other intellectual property laws. You acknowledge that the Organization owns a copyright in the "look and feel," i.e., the selection, coordination, arrangement and presentation of such Content.
(b) You may not modify, copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, publish, create derivative works from, display or otherwise transfer or commercially exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part, provided, however, that you may (i) make a reasonable number of digital or other form of copies to permit your computer hardware and software to access and view the Content, (ii) print one copy of each piece of Content, (iii) make and distribute a reasonable number of copies of Content, in whole or in part, in hard copy or electronic form for internal use only. Any permitted copies of Content must reproduce in an unmodified form any notices contained in the Content, such as all Intellectual Property Right notices, and an original source attribution to "Rhode Island Living" and its URL address. You acknowledge that the Organization remains the owner of the Content and that you do not acquire any Intellectual Property Rights by downloading or printing Content.
2.2 Content Provided by User.
You may upload to any Interactive Area or otherwise transmit, post, publish, reproduce or distribute, on or through Rhode Island Living only Content that is not subject to any Intellectual Property Rights, or Content in which any holder of Intellectual Property Rights has given express authorization for distribution over the Internet and on Rhode Island Living, without restriction whatsoever. Any Content submitted with the consent of a copyright owner other than you should contain a phrase such as "Copyright owned by [name of owner]; Used by Permission." By submitting Content to any Interactive Area, you automatically grant and/or warrant that the owner of such Content, whether it be You or a third party, has expressly granted to the Organization the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, sublicense, distribute, perform, and display such Content, in whole or in part, worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any Intellectual Property Rights that may exist in such Content. You also permit the Organization to sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted with respect to such Content. You also permit any User to access, view, store and reproduce the Content for personal use.
3. Interactive Areas
You acknowledge that Rhode Island Living may include various interactive areas ("Interactive Areas"), including but not limited to classified ads. These Interactive Areas allow feedback to Rhode Island Living and real-time interaction between users. You further understand that the Organization does not control the messages, information, or files delivered to such Interactive Areas and that Rhode Island Living may offer you and other Users the capability of creating and managing an Interactive Area. However, neither the Organization, its subsidiary and parent companies, or affiliates, nor their respective directors, officers, employees and agents are responsible for Content within any Interactive Area. Your use and/or management of an Interactive Area will be governed by this Agreement and any additional rules or operating procedures of any Interactive Area established by you or another User, as applicable. You recognize that the Organization cannot, and does not intend to, screen communications in advance. Moreover, because the Organization encourages open and candid communication in the Interactive Areas, the Organization cannot determine in advance the accuracy or conformance to this Agreement of any Content transmitted in an Interactive Area. The Organization is not responsible for screening, policing, editing, reviewing or monitoring any Content in an Interactive Area. Notwithstanding the above, you agree that the Organization has the right to monitor any Interactive Area, from time to time and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental request, to operate the Interactive Area, or to protect itself or other Users. If notified of Content that is alleged not to conform to this Agreement, the Organization may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the User to remove such Content. The Organization reserves the right to prohibit conduct, communication or Content within an Interactive Area, or to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any Content, in whole or in part, which it deems in its sole discretion to (i) violate the then-standard provisions of this Agreement or any other standard, written Rhode Island Living policy in effect at that time, (ii) be harmful to the rights of any User, the Organization, or other third parties, (iii) violate applicable law, or (iv) be otherwise objectionable.
The only right with respect to dissatisfaction with any policies, guidelines, or practices of the Organization in operating Rhode Island Living, or any change in Content, is for you to discontinue accessing Rhode Island Living. The Organization may terminate or temporarily suspend your access to all or any part of Rhode Island Living, without notice, for conduct that the Organization believes is a violation of this Agreement or any policies or guidelines posted by Rhode Island Living, or for other conduct which the Organization believes, in its sole discretion, is harmful to the Organization or other Users. The Organization may discontinue operating Rhode Island Living and terminate this Agreement without notice at any time for any reason in its sole discretion. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access Rhode Island Living, including the Interactive Areas, and the restrictions imposed on you with respect to Content downloaded from Rhode Island Living, as well as the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in this agreement, shall survive.
5. Links; Disclaimers Of Warranties; Limitations of Liability
You understand that except for Content, products or services expressly available at Rhode Island Living, neither the Organization, its subsidiary and parent companies, or affiliates, or their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents controls, provides, or is responsible for any Content, goods or services available through sites on the Internet linked to or from Rhode Island Living. All such Content, goods and services are made accessible on the Internet by independent third parties and are not part of Rhode Island Living or controlled by the Organization. The Organization neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, quality or availability of any Content, goods or services available on any site linked to or from Rhode Island Living, which are the sole responsibility of such independent third parties, and your use thereof is solely at your own risk. Neither the Organization, its subsidiary and parent companies, or affiliates, or their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents shall be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused by your use of or reliance on any Content, goods or services available on any site linked to or from Rhode Island Living or your inability to access the Internet or any site linked to or from Rhode Island Living.
5.2 Disclaimer of Warranties.
Please use your best judgment in evaluating all information contained or opinions expressed on Rhode Island Living. It is the policy of the Organization not to endorse or oppose any opinion expressed by a User or Content provided by a User, Contributor, or other independent party. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF RHODE ISLAND LIVING IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER THE ORGANIZATION NOR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES, OR AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR OTHER SUPPLIERS PROVIDING CONTENT, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES WARRANTS THAT RHODE ISLAND LIVING OR ANY INTERNET SITE LINKED TO OR FROM RHODE ISLAND LIVING WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE, INCLUDING THE INTERACTIVE AREAS, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. NOR DO ANY OF THEM MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF RHODE ISLAND LIVING OR ANY INTERNET SITE LINKED TO OR FROM RHODE ISLAND LIVING OR AS TO THE TIMELINESS, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY, AUTHORITY, COMPLETENESS, USEFULNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR SUBSTANCE OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SERVICE, OR TRANSACTION PROVIDED THROUGH RHODE ISLAND LIVING OR ANY SITE LINKED TO OR FROM RHODE ISLAND LIVING. RHODE ISLAND LIVING IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
5.3 Limitation of Liability.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE ORGANIZATION, ITS SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES, OR AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, OR LICENSORS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES UNDER OR ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT, RHODE ISLAND LIVING, OR ANY INTERNET SITE LINKED TO OR FROM RHODE ISLAND LIVING, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED OR ALLEGEDLY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, ELECTRICAL SURGE/DAMAGE/INTERFERENCE, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, BREAKDOWN OF EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE ERROR, INFRINGEMENT, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR THEFT, DESTRUCTION, ALTERATION, OR USE OF, RECORDS.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE ORGANIZATION, ITS SUBSIDIARY AND PARENT COMPANIES, OR AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, OR LICENSORS, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT CONTAINED WITHIN RHODE ISLAND LIVING OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED WITHIN ANY INTERNET SITE LINKED TO OR FROM RHODE ISLAND LIVING. THE CONTENT WITHIN RHODE ISLAND LIVING AND THE CONTENT WITHIN INTERNET SITES LINKED TO OR FROM RHODE ISLAND LIVING MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE CONTENT HEREIN; THESE CHANGES WILL BE INCORPORATED IN NEW VERSIONS OF RHODE ISLAND LIVING AND SPECIFICALLY ARE INCLUDED IN THIS SECTION AGREEMENT. THE ORGANIZATION AND ITS CONTRIBUTORS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE CONTENT AT ANY TIME AND FROM TIME TO TIME.
YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE ORGANIZATION IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, FRAUDULENT, OR OTHERWISE ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY RHODE ISLAND LIVING SITE CONTENT, OR WITH THE ACCESS AGREEMENT OF RHODE ISLAND LIVING, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING RHODE ISLAND LIVING.
You agree to indemnify and hold the Organization, its parent or subsidiary companies and their affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liabilities, claims and expenses, including reasonable attorneys fees, arising from breach of this Agreement, any other policy, your use or access of Rhode Island Living or any Internet site linked to or from Rhode Island Living, or in connection with the transmission of any Content on Rhode Island Living.
This Agreement comprises the entire agreement between the Organization and you, and supersedes any prior agreements with respect to the subject matter herein. The Organization may revise this agreement or any other policy at any time and from time to time, and such revision shall be effective two (2) days upon posting notice of such revision prominently on Rhode Island Living. You agree to review this Agreement periodically to be aware of such revisions. If any such revision is unacceptable to you, you must discontinue accessing Rhode Island Living. Your continued accessing and use of Rhode Island Living following notice of any such revision shall conclusively be deemed acceptance of all such revisions. The provisions of Sections 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6 and 7 shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement or any other policy be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intention of the parties and the remaining portions will continue in full force and effect. The failure of the Organization to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Rhode Island, excluding its conflict of laws rules, and you and the Organization each submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Rhode Island. This Agreement is personal to you and you may not assign your rights or obligations thereunder to anyone. All logos, brand names, products, trademarks and service marks appearing herein may be the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. References to any trademark, service mark and links to or from Rhode Island Living have been done strictly for clarification and identification and does not constitute endorsement by the Organization of the products, services or information offered by the owner of such trademark, service mark or link or endorsement of the Organization by such trademark, service mark or link owner.