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Terms of Use

1. Acceptance

By using and/or visiting realtybiznews.com, including all Content (as defined below) available through realtybiznews.com and any associated content such as e-mail feeds and RSS feeds (collectively, the “Website,” operated by RealtyBizNews (together with its parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, “Media Collab”), you signify your assent to these terms and conditions (the “Terms of Service”).

ATTENTION: PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY, WHICH ARE PART OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. ACCESSING ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE OR ASSOCIATED CONTENT SUCH AS EMAIL FEEDS AND RSS FEEDS INDICATES THAT YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE IN FULL. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT Media Collab  THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, DO NOT USE, ACCESS, OR DOWNLOAD MATERIALS FROM THIS WEBSITE OR ASSOCIATED CONTENT AND LEAVE THE WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY. You acknowledge (a) that you have read and understood these Terms of Service; and (b) that these Terms of Service have the same force and effect as a signed agreement.

We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Website (or any portion of the Website), temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you, and are not obligated to support or update the Website. You agree that Media Collab shall not be liable to you or any third party in the event that we exercise our right to modify or discontinue the Website (or any portion of the Website). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Website shall be subject to these Terms of Service.

These Terms of Service were last revised on February 23, 2011. We may change these Terms of Service at any time. Please review the Terms of Service each time you visit the Website. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE.

2. Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy describes the information RealtyBizNews and Media Collab collects when you and others use this Website. It also describes how RealtyBizNews uses any personal information you share with it. Our Privacy Policy is part of these Terms of Service. By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you are also consenting to our use of your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

3. Links

a. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the Website, including users who are also contributors of content, information, and other materials or services on the Website. The Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by Media Collab. Media Collab has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites, and you access and use these websites solely at your own risk. These links are provided for your reference and convenience only, and do not necessarily imply any endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of the material on these third-party websites or any association with their operators. In addition, Media Collab nor RealtyBizNews will not and cannot control or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly relieve Media Collab from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website and from any loss or damage of any sort you may incur from dealing with any third party.

b. If you do not have another agreement with Media Collab, you may link to the home page (and no other page) of the Website from your website, subject to the following: (1) you may not frame the Website or any portion of the Website; (2) you will not override or hinder the functionality of an end-user’s Web browser’s “back” function; (3) the link must be identified using a plain text rendering of the Media Collab, RealtyBizNews names and not any Media Collab or RealtyBizNews; (4) you may not use the link in any way that suggests that Media Collab is associated with or endorses you or your website, without Media Collab’s prior written consent; (5) the link may not appear on any website that a reasonable person may consider obscene, defamatory, harassing, offensive or malicious, and may not be presented in any way that disparages Media Collab or damages its reputation and goodwill; and (6) we may terminate your right to link to the Website at any time for any reason or no reason.

4. Website Access/Violation of the TOS

a. Media Collab & RealtyBizNews hereby grants you permission to use the Website as set forth in these Terms of Service, provided that: (i) your use of the Website as permitted is solely for your personal, noncommercial use; (ii) you will not copy, download or distribute any part of the Website in any form or medium without Media Collab’s prior written authorization, except as permitted in Section 6 below; (iii) you will not alter, modify, or make derivative works from any part of the Website without Media Collab’s prior written authorization, except as permitted in Section 6 below; and (iv) you will otherwise comply with these Terms of Service.

b. Media Collab may, in appropriate circumstances and at its sole discretion, disable or terminate the accounts of users who violate these Terms of Service, including, but not limited to, the accounts of users who repeatedly post User Submissions that infringe copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, or other intellectual property rights.

5. Restrictions on Use of the Website

a. In your use of the Website, you shall not:

use web crawlers, web robots, web scutters, ants, automatic indexers, bots, worms, and other such devices in connection with the Website; provided, however, that general purpose internet search engines and non-commercial public archives that use tools to gather information for the sole purpose of displaying hyperlinks to the Website are granted a limited exception from the foregoing exclusion, provided that they do so from a stable IP address or range of IP addresses using an easily-identifiable agent;

post, transmit or submit any confidential, false, misleading, unlawful, infringing, threatening, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, discriminatory, obscene, inflammatory, scandalous, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or would otherwise violate the law;

use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website;

obtain or attempt to obtain any content through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Website;

impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with someone else;

remove, modify, disable, block, obscure or otherwise impair any advertising in connection with the Website;

collect personally identifiable information in violation of Media Collab’s privacy policy;

harvest information about users for the purpose of sending, or to facilitate or encourage the sending of, unsolicited bulk or other communications;

solicit other users to join, become members of, or contribute money to any online service or other organization;

post or transmit any worms, viruses, Trojans, or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files, code, or programs to the Website; or

use the Website to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation.

b. Media Collab will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Media Collab to disclose the identity of anyone violating these Terms of Service.

c. Media Collab believes in children’s online safety and does not wish to receive information regarding children under 13 years old. Therefore, you may not post or transmit any personally-identifiable information of a child under 13 years old or information sufficient to locate such a child on or through the Website.

6. Intellectual Property Rights

a. Everything you see, hear, or otherwise experience on this Website, except for content used pursuant to fair use, including but not limited to the videos, text, software, photographs, scripts, graphics, interactive features and the like (collectively, “Content”) and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“Marks”), are owned by or licensed to Media Collab, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Media Collab owns the copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of the Content. Any unauthorized use of any materials on this Website may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. MEDIA COLLAB and REALTYBIZNEWS are trademarks of Media Collab.

b. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only. For your personal and non-commercial use, you may view, copy, and print pages of the Website. You may also forward e-mail feeds as-is to others on an occasional basis if an article interests you. Otherwise, the Website may not be copied, modified, reproduced, distributed, published, performed, streamed, transmitted, broadcasted, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. Webist Publishing reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content. You agree not to use, copy, download, or distribute any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, downloading, making derivative works from, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes. You may not incorporate the Content into, or stream or transmit the Content via any hardware or software application or make it available via frames or in-line links unless expressly permitted by Media Collab in writing. You may not create, recreate, advertise or distribute an index of a significant portion of the Content unless authorized by Media Collab. You may not build a business using the Content, whether or not for profit. If you copy or print pages of the Content for personal, non-commercial use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Website or the Content therein.

7. User Submissions

a. The Website may now or in the future permit the submission of text or other communications submitted by you and other users (“User Submissions”) and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Submissions. You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, Media Collab does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any submissions.

b. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions (including text, other communications, or graphics submitted by you and other users and the consequences of posting or publishing them). You retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting the User Submissions to Media Collab, you hereby grant Webist Publishing and its successors and assigns a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, publish, broadcast, perform, make, use, import, offer to sell, sell, and otherwise transfer all copyrights, inventions, and other intellectual property rights in the User Submissions in connection with the Website and Media Collab’s (and its successor’s and assign’s) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Website (and derivative works thereof) in any form and media formats and through any media channels.

c. In connection with User Submissions, you represent and warrant that you will not: (i) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Media Collab all of the license rights granted herein; (ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage Media Collab or any third party; and (iii) submit material that is unlawful, violates any law, or is otherwise inappropriate. In addition, you agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and other payments owed to any party by reason of your posting User Submissions. Media Collab does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Media Collab expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. Media Collab does not permit copyright infringing activities, infringement of rights of publicity, or infringement of other intellectual property rights on its Website, and Media Collab will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another’s rights. (See Section 9 below). Media Collab reserves the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice and for any reason. Media Collab also reserves sole discretion to decide whether Content or a User Submission is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Service.

d. You understand that when using the Website, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that Media Collab is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Media Collab with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold Media Collab, its owners/operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Website.

8. Image and Content Use Policy

a. Authors contributing to the Website agree to follow the law of fair use when writing articles for the Website to ensure that no copyright is violated in the content creation and publication process. If you have a question or concern about a particular use, please see our policy below and contact us if the issue is not addressed in the subsequent text of this Section. It is the policy of Media Collab to remove any images at the request of the copyright holder or their authorized agent as a courtesy.

b. Media Collab and RealtyBizNews uses images and other content for editorial purposes and in a transformative fashion, neither charging for access nor profiting from any resale. All images used are publicly viewable at the same (or larger) size elsewhere on the internet, freely accessible to the public, are used with express permission of the copyright holder, or constitute images for which a source of ownership cannot be located after a reasonably diligent investigation has been conducted. Lower resolutions and, where applicable, smaller sizes are used to reduce the amount and substantiality of use. Finally, a primary goal of this network is to promote the works and careers of creators and innovators.


9. Warranty Disclaimer

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, MEDIA COLLAB, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF AND ANY SERVICE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, SECURITY, ACCURACY, THE USE OF REASONABLE CARE AND SKILL, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AS WELL AS WARRANTIES ARISING BY USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING, OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, MEDIA COLLAB DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE OR ON ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THIS WEBSITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICE WILL OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERROR. MEDIA COLLAB ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE INCLUDING ANY SERVICE, (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, DESTRUCTIVE COMPUTER CODES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE.

10. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL MEDIA COLLAB, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT OR YOUR BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS WITH ANY ADVERTISERS WHEREIN SUCH CONTENT OR ADVERTISEMENT IS POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT MEDIA COLLAB IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

The Website is controlled and offered by MEDIA COLLAB from its facilities in the United States of America. MEDIA COLLAB  makes no representations that the Website is appropriate or available for use in all jurisdictions. Those who access or use the Website do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local and all other applicable laws and regulations.

11. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Media Collab, its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, shareholders, licensors and suppliers from and against any claims, losses, obligations, demands, liabilities, expenses, damages, costs, debt, and attorney’s fees resulting from (i) your use of, access to, or misuse of the Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party; (v) any activity related to your Internet account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Website using your Internet account; or (vi) any transaction you conduct as a result of the contact facilitated by the Website.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Media Collab or RealtyBizNews offices by phone  at: 901 290 7037

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