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The RentalHomesPlus.com Web site is an interactive online service operated by Classified Ventures, LLC ("RentalHomesPlus.com"). RentalHomesPlus.com offers users information services and content provided by RentalHomesPlus.com, Belo Corp., Gannett Co. Inc., Knight-Ridder Inc., The McClatchy Co., Tribune Co. and The Washington Post Co., their affiliates and other information and service providers. (View our Privacy Guarantee.)

 

User Agreement. In order to protect the interests of all of our users, as well as those of our information and service providers, we ask that you abide by the following rules. By registering as a user or by using this RentalHomesPlus.com site (the "Service"), you hereby agree to be bound by all of the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Service" or "TOS").

 

Termination of Service. You understand and agree that in Apartment.com's sole discretion, and without prior notice, RentalHomesPlus.com may terminate your access to this web site and the Service or exercise any other remedy available and remove any unauthorized User Content, if RentalHomesPlus.com believes that your use of the Web site, Service and/or any User Content you provided has violated or is inconsistent with these Terms of Service, violated the rights of RentalHomesPlus.com, another User or the law. You agree that monetary damages may not provide a sufficient remedy to RentalHomesPlus.com for violations of these terms and conditions and you consent to injunctive or other equitable relief for such violations. RentalHomesPlus.com is not required to provide any refund to you if you are terminated as a User because you have violated these Terms of Service.

 

Copyright Notice and Limitations on Use. All of the information, content and services (collectively, the "Content") within this Service are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. The Content is owned by RentalHomesPlus.com and its affiliated companies, licensors and suppliers. The Content is intended for personal use only. While you may interact with or download a single copy of any portion of the Content for your personal, noncommercial entertainment, information or use, you may not reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, display, repost or otherwise use any portion of the Content in any other way or for any other purpose without the written consent of RentalHomesPlus.com. Requests regarding use of the Content for any purpose other than personal, noncommercial use should be directed to Permissions, RentalHomesPlus.com, 175 W. Jackson Blvd., 8th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604.

 

You acknowledge that the Content includes certain trademarks and service marks owned by RentalHomesPlus.com, Belo Corp., Gannett Co. Inc., Knight-Ridder Inc., The McClatchy Co., Tribune Co. and The Washington Post Co., including the name "RentalHomesPlus.com" and certain logotypes, as well as trademarks owned by other information providers. You agree not to copy, use or otherwise infringe upon these trademarks or service marks. You further agree that you will not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from any copies of the Content.

If you operate a Web site and wish to link to the Service, you must link to the Service's home page unless permission otherwise has been granted in writing by RentalHomesPlus.com Permissions. RentalHomesPlus.com reserves the right to reject or terminate any links to the Content or the Service.

 

Associated Press text, photos, graphics, audio and/or video materials shall not directly or indirectly be published, rewritten for broadcast or publication, or redistributed in any medium. Neither these AP materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and noncommercial use. You will not hold the AP liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damage arising from the foregoing.

 

Interactive Areas. The Service's forums, bulletin boards and chat rooms are provided to give users 18 years of age and older an interesting and stimulating forum in which they can express their opinions and share their ideas. RentalHomesPlus.com, , Belo Corp., Gannett Co. Inc., Knight-Ridder Inc., The McClatchy Co., Tribune Co. and The Washington Post Co. and their affiliates do not endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or information posted on these forums, message boards, bulletin boards or chat rooms. Please use your best judgment, and be respectful of other individuals using these forums. Do not use vulgar, abusive or hateful language. You may not use the Service's message boards, bulletin boards or chat rooms for advertising or promotional materials or other forms of solicitation. Uploading copyrighted or other proprietary material of any kind on the Service without the express permission of the owner of that material is prohibited and may result in civil and/or criminal liability.

 

Given the nature of the Service and the volume of messages and postings, RentalHomesPlus.com cannot and does not monitor all of the material posted or transmitted by users and third-party information providers. While you agree that the Service will not be liable for such third-party content, RentalHomesPlus.com reserves the right to delete, move or edit any communications or content that it deems in its sole discretion to be: violative of this Terms of Service; harmful to individuals or communities; obscene; defamatory; in violation of RentalHomesPlus.com's or any third-party's rights; or otherwise unacceptable.

 

User Content. By placing material on or communicating with RentalHomesPlus.com web site and the Service, you hereby grant to RentalHomesPlus.com and its partners, including, but not limited to, Belo Corp., Gannett Co. Inc., Knight-Ridder Inc., The McClatchy Co., Tribune Co. and The Washington Post Co. and their affiliates and related entities (collectively, "the Partners") the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, nonexclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, distribute and reproduce all such materials in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. You also agree to indemnify, defend and hold RentalHomesPlus.com and the Partners harmless against any claims or costs, including attorneys' fees, arising from the use or distribution of those materials. You further grant RentalHomesPlus.com and the Partners the right to use your name in connection with the reproduction or distribution of such material.

 

Unsolicited Materials. RentalHomesPlus.com does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for use or publication in its programming or in other digital, electronic or print media except in connection with the forums, chat rooms and bulletin boards on the Service. RentalHomesPlus.com and the Partners shall not be responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to the Service.

 

Prohibited Activities and Content. The following is a partial list of the kinds of activities and content that are prohibited on or through the Service: (a) submitting content that is patently offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; (b) engaging in activities or submitting content that could be harmful to minors; (c) engaging activities or submitting content that harass or advocate harassment of another person; (d) engaging in activities that involve the transmission of "junk mail" or unsolicited mass mailing or "spam"; (e) engaging in activities or submitting content that promote information that is false, misleading or promote illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; (f) submitting content that contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images; (g) submitting content that displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind; (h) submitting content that provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses; (i) engaging in activities or submitting content that solicit passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; and (j) engaging in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes.

 

Access to the Service. You agree that you will not: (a) use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy web pages or the Content contained in the Service or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior expressed written permission; (b) use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service and the RentalHomesPlus.com web site; and (c) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on RentalHomesPlus.com's hardware and software infrastructure.

 


Copyrights and Copyright Agents. It is the policy of RentalHomesPlus.com to respond to claims of intellectual property infringement. RentalHomesPlus.com will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) ("DMCA") and other applicable intellectual property laws.

 

Pursuant to the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to a Service Provider's Designated Agent. Notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent for these sites:

Classified Ventures, LLC
Chief Legal Officer
Attn: Richard Burke
175 W. Jackson Blvd.
8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
USA
Phone: 312/601-5000
Fax: 312/601-5755
Email: dburke@classifiedventures.com

 

To be effective, the notification must be a written communication that includes the following:

1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;

4, Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;

5. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;

6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

 

RentalHomesPlus.com Disclaimer: The information on apartments provided in this Service is supplied by the owners, managers, or other third parties, and RentalHomesPlus.com and the Partners cannot and does not verify or warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information. The Service and materials contained herein are provided on an "as is," "as available" basis, and RentalHomesPlus.com and the Partners make no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, to any actual or prospective lessee of any apartment as to the existence, ownership or condition of the apartment, or as to the accuracy or completeness of any information about the apartment contained in this Service. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such materials shall be at your sole risk. RentalHomesPlus.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any error or omission in any portion of the Service or materials. Any and all concerns, differences or discrepancies must be addressed with the owner, manager or other third party listing the apartment. You agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify RentalHomesPlus.com and the Partners from any and all liability arising from incorrect or incomplete information regarding any apartment described in the Service.

 

RentalHomesPlus.com and the Partners specifically disclaim any implied warranties, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness, for a particular purpose regarding any apartment with information provided in this Service. All apartments are subject to prior leases.

 

General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEITHER RentalHomesPlus.com, NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS, MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT, ANY ADVERTISING MATERIAL OR THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SERVICE. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, AND RentalHomesPlus.com AND THE PARTNERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT.

 

RentalHomesPlus.com, ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS AND LICENSORS SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM OR CAUSED BY THE SERVICE OR ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSSES RELATED TO: YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR DEFECTS IN THE CONTENT; OR ANY INTERRUPTIONS, DELAYS IN TRANSMISSION OR COMPUTER VIRUSES. IN ANY EVENT, ANY LIABILITY OF RentalHomesPlus.com, ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO THE SERVICE IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE CLAIMED INJURY OR DAMAGE.

 

Miscellaneous. RentalHomesPlus.com reserves the right at its discretion to change these Terms of Service and will notify users of any such changes by online postings. Your continued use of the Service after the posting of any amended Terms of Service shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. The Service may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of the Service, including the availability of any portion of the Content at any time, without notice or liability.

 

These Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You hereby agree that any cause of action you may have with respect to the Service must be filed in the federal or state courts located in Cook County, Ill., within one year after the cause of action arises or the cause is barred. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS STATED ABOVE OR TO ANY CHANGES THE SERVICE MAKES IN THESE TERMS, PLEASE EXIT THE SERVICE IMMEDIATELY.

 
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