- Allowable Use. Unless you are a real estate or mortgage professional acting in your professional capacity, you agree to use the Services for your personal use, and your commercial use is limited to transactions done on your own behalf. The commercial use of real estate and lending professionals is limited to providing information to consumers via the Services of Homestoc or, where authorized, taking actions on behalf of a consumer client (e.g., post a home for sale). Without limitation, lending professionals and institutions are prohibited from using information provided by Homestoc through the Services in making any loan-related decisions. The Services may be used only for transactions in residential real estate and may not be used for transactions in commercial real estate, which includes, without limitation, commercially zoned properties, timeshares, and vacation rentals. Subject to the restrictions set forth in the following paragraphs, you may copy information from the Services only as necessary for your personal use to view, save, print, fax and/or e-mail such information. You agree otherwise not to reproduce, modify, distribute, display or otherwise provide access to, create unoriginal works from, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any portion of the Services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the aggregate level data provided on Homestoc’s pages, and available at http://www.homestoc.com, (the “Aggregate Data”) may be used for non-personal uses, e.g., real estate market analysis. You may display and distribute derivative works of the Aggregate Data (e.g., within a graph), so long as Homestoc is cited as the source.
- Restrictions and Additional Terms. You agree not to remove or modify any copyright or other intellectual property notices that appear in the Services from Homestoc or any of it’s users posting properties for sale. You will not use the Services for resale, service bureau, time-sharing or other similar purposes.
- Automated Queries. Automated queries (including screen and database scraping, spiders, robots, crawlers and any other automated activity with the purpose of obtaining information from the Services) are strictly prohibited on the Services, unless you have received express written permission from Homestoc Inc. As a limited exception, publicly available search engines and similar Internet navigation tools (“Search Engines”) such and Google, Bing, Yahoo etc may query the Services and provide an index with links to the Services’ Web pages, only to the extent such unlicensed fair use is allowed by applicable copyright law. Search Engines are not permitted to query or search information protected by a security verification system (“captcha”) which limits access to humans only.
- Calls. If you, as a consumer, choose to contact a real estate agent, landlord, or home seller through the Services by filling out a contact request or other request form on the Services, you authorize Homestoc to provide your name and contact information and other identifying information you provide to the real estate agent, landlord, or home selleryou choose. Further, if you elect to request pre-approval from a Lender (as defined below) in connection with your contact with a real estate agent, you authorize HomestocInc. to provide your name and contact information and other identifying information you provide to the participating mortgage lender. You acknowledge that, by submitting your contact request or other request form on the Services or by electing to request pre-approval, you may receive phone calls from or on behalf of the real estate agent or mortgage lender at the telephone number you provided.
- Materials You Provide; Account Use; Privacy; Third Party Web Sites.For materials you post or otherwise provide to Homestoc Inc. in connection with the Services (your “Submission”), you grant Homestoc Inc. an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free worldwide license to (a) use, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, prepare derivative works of or incorporate into other works, and translate your Submission, in connection with the Services or in any other media, and (b) sublicense these rights, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. Homestoc Inc. will not pay you for your Submission or to exercise any rights related to your Submission set forth in the preceding sentence. Homestoc Inc. may remove or modify your Submission at any time if we feel the content is not to our standards or inappropriate. For each Submission, you agree to provide accurate and complete information and represent that you have all rights necessary to grant Homestoc Inc. the rights in this paragraph, that Homestoc Inc. use of the Submission will not infringe any third parties rights and that the Submission complies with Section 2(a) above. You are solely responsible for all Submissions made through your user account(s) on the Services or that you otherwise make available through the Services.
- The Role of Homestoc Inc. Homestoc Inc. is not a licensed real estate brokerage and does not broker real estate transactions. Homestoc Inc. does not act as a real estate agent for you or any other user. Homestoc does not sell, buy, or negotiate the purchase, sale, or exchange of real property. Further, Homestoc Inc. does not lease or rent, offer to lease or rent, or negotiate the lease of real property or otherwise assist in the lease of real property.
- Mortgage Information Services.These terms apply specifically to Homestoc Mortgages:
- Homestoc Mortgages. Homestoc Inc. allows consumers to provide anonymous information to banks, lenders, mortgage brokers, banks and their employees (collectively, the “Lenders”) to request quotes on terms for home loans. Lenders may elect to respond to consumer requests with non-binding customized quotes of the terms they would offer to a borrower fitting the consumer’s anonymous profile, as well as their contact information. These non-binding quotes are not intended to be sent in Good Faith Estimates as defined in the Real Estate Act. Homestoc Inc. also allows consumers to request that Lenders pre-approve them for home loans. When consumers submit the required information and request pre-approval from a participating Lender, Lenders may elect to respond based on parameters established by the Lender. Qualification for pre-approval does not constitute an offer to lend, a commitment for a loan, or a guarantee of specific rates or terms. If you, as a consumer, choose to contact a Lender through Homestoc’s Mortgage pages by filling out a contact request or other request form on Homestoc’s Mortgages pages, you authorize Homestoc Inc. to provide your name and contact information and other identifying information you provide to the Lender you choose, along with your quote or pre-approval request. You acknowledge that, by submitting your contact request or other request form on the Services, you may receive direct telemarketing calls from or on behalf of the Lender you choose at the telephone number(s) you provide. By submitting your name, contact information and other identifying information, your identity will no longer be anonymous. Any loan or other business conducted is between you and the Lender.
- The Role of Homestoc Inc.; Disclaimer. Homestoc Inc. is not a Lender, mortgage broker, loan officer, loan processor, bank or underwriter. Homestoc does not assist borrowers in obtaining loans, solicit borrowers or Lenders for loans, offer or negotiate terms of loans, or make loans or credit decisions in connection with loans. Homestoc Inc. does not take applications for credit or issue pre-approval letters. Any request for quotes or pre-approval is not an application for credit. Homestoc Inc. does not endorse or recommend the products of any particular Lender or Bank in Canada. Nothing contained in the Services is an offer to lend or a commitment for a loan, and Homestoc Inc does not guarantee any loan terms and conditions offered to consumers by a Lender will be granted, or that consumers will be offered any type of loan by any Lender. Homestoc Inc. is not an agent of any consumer or any Lender. Homestoc Inc. is only providing an administrative service to consumers and participating Lenders. Decisions regarding pre-approval requests are made by participating Lenders and their underwritters not Homestoc Inc. Homestoc Inc. assumes no responsibility for any result or consequence related directly or indirectly to any action or inaction that consumers take based on the Services, including Homestoc’s Mortgage Pages, and any other information available there. Interest rates provided through the Services are for information purposes only, and actual interest rates may vary.
- Fees. Homestoc’s Mortgages are free to consumers.
- Participating Lenders. The Lenders participating on the Services are solely responsible for their services to consumers. Homestoc Inc. shall not be liable for any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any way connected with any consumers’ use of the Services, Homestoc Mortgages Pages, or the services offered by Lenders. Homestoc Inc. is not responsible for any errors or delays caused by consumers or any Lenders in the loan process. Homestoc Inc. reserves the right, at any time and in its sole discretion, to discontinue, suspend, or terminate the participation of any Lender or other user from Homestoc Mortgage Pages. When an individual Lender applies from Homestoc Mortgage Pages, Homestoc Inc. uses commercially reasonable efforts to confirm the Lender’s license (in the provinces claimed in the Lenders profile) and/or employment with a lending institution. However, consumers should confirm credentials if they choose to contact the Lender.
- Linked Materials and Third-Party Materials. The Services include links to third-party products, services and Web sites, as well as materials provided by third parties. Homestoc Inc. does not endorse, and takes no responsibility for such products, services, Web sites, and materials. You understand that Homestoc Inc. has no obligation to, and generally does not, approve or monitor materials provided by third parties through the Services. Your dealings with any third party arising in connection with the Services are solely between you and such third party, and Homestoc Inc. takes no responsibility for any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any way connected with your dealings with these third parties.
- Claims of Copyright Infringement. Homestoc Inc. respects the intellectual property rights of others, and asks that everyone using the Services do the same. Anyone who believes that their work has been reproduced on the Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement may notify the Homestoc Inc copyright agent by providing the following information:
- Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- Identification of the material that you claim is infringing and needs to be removed, including a description of where it is located on the Services so that the copyright agent can locate it;
- Your address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address, so that the copyright agent may contact you about your complaint; and
- A signed statement that the above information is accurate; that you have a good faith belief that the identified use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf in this situation.
Notices of copyright infringement claims should be sent as follows:If relating to Homestoc Inc.
Attention: Copyright Representative
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you give notice of copyright infringement by e-mail, we may begin investigating the alleged copyright infringement; however, we must receive your signed statement by an attachment to your e-mail before we are required to take any action.
- Intellectual Property.The Services are the property of Homestoc Inc., and subject to the intellectual property rights of Homestoc Inc. and its licensors. ©2015 Homestoc Inc. All rights reserved. Map data ©2006-2015 Google Maps. You may not use any of Homestoc inc. trademarks as part of your screen name or email address on the Services. The names of actual companies, products, and services mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Homestoc Inc. does not assert copyright or grant any rights to the underlying images or descriptions of real estate listings provided through the Services. Any use of these images and descriptions is subject to the copyright owner’s permission and/or the requirements of applicable law.One or more patents apply to this site and to the features and services accessible via the site, including without limitation
- NO WARRANTY. HOMESTOC INC. PROVIDES THE SERVICES “AS IS,” “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, HOMESTOC INC. AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. HOMESTOC INC. AND ITS SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, STATUTORY AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION (A) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, ACCURACY, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, NO ENCUMBRANCES, NO LIENS AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, (B) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ARISING THROUGH COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, AND (C) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE ACCESS OR USE.
- Release. You release Homestoc Inc., its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from all liability related to any and all claims and demands you may assert against any third party arising out of the Services.
Updated May 2015