The Housing Block Terms of Use

Last modified: February 11, 2015
Welcome to housingblock.com! Access and use of this Web Site (and the information, products and services available through this Web Site) are subjected to the terms and conditions set forth below. By using this Web Site, you accept and agree to comply with all of the terms and conditions hereof, which form a legally binding agreement between you and Housing Block Inc. (the "Terms of Use" or "Usage Agreement").

General


You shall be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your password(s), if any. Please see our Privacy Policy for terms applicable to our data collection and use practices.

We reserve the right to change the terms of this Usage Agreement, including our separate Privacy Policy, from time to time, as we deem appropriate. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon posting unless otherwise indicated. We will not separately notify you that changes have been made, regardless of the scope and importance of the changes, and encourage you to periodically check back and review this Usage Agreement so that you always will know what terms and conditions apply to your access to and use of this Web Site. Your continued use of this Web Site after such changes are posted will be deemed to constitute your agreement to and acceptance of such changes. This Web Site may change, and we may restrict access to, suspend or discontinue this Web Site, or any portion of this Web Site, at any time.

We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, and/or cancel orders at our discretion, including, but not limited to, if we believe that customer conduct violates applicable law or is harmful to the interests of Housing Block Inc., its owners, affiliates, licensors or licensees.

Ownership; License


This Web Site and all content displayed on this Web Site and all software, data and information used to provide this Web Site, including text and images, method of display and presentation, source code, embedded routines and programs and other materials, as well as all copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights therein or thereto, are owned by Housing Block Inc., its owners, affiliates, licensors or licensees, and are protected under worldwide copyright, trademark and other applicable laws and treaties, including, without limitation, applicable intellectual property laws. We grant you the limited and nonexclusive right and license to access or download a single copy of the content from this Web Site solely for your personal and non-commercial use and as necessary in connection with the use of any services available through the Web Site Except as expressly authorized in this Usage Agreement, you may not modify, distribute, reproduce, display, or use this Web Site or any elements thereof. All rights not expressly granted to you by us in this Usage Agreement are reserved to Housing Block Inc. and you acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by accessing or downloading any material, whether or not copyrighted, from the Web Site as authorized hereunder.

This Web Site includes certain trademarks and service marks owned by Housing Block Inc., its affiliates and others. You agree not to copy, use or otherwise infringe upon or dilute these trademarks or service marks. You further agree that you will not alter or remove any copyright, trademark or other notices from any of the content.

Reproduction, re-transmission or re-presentation in any form, in whole or in part, of any content, programming code, images or graphics is strictly prohibited without prior express written permission of Housing Block Inc.. In addition to the foregoing prohibitions, you may not frame, squeeze back, overlay or employ other techniques to enclose or display the Web Site, or any trademark, logo, content or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) included on the Web Site, with any other software or content of a third party. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing the names or trademarks of Housing Block Inc., its owners, affiliates, licensors or licensees without their express written consent. You may not decompile or disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in this Web Site or the services offered herein. Without limiting the generality of the other restrictions set forth herein, you may not access, monitor or copy any content or information of this Web Site using any "robot", "spider", "deep link", "scraper" or other automated means, methodology, algorithm or device or any manual process for any purpose.

Links


This Web Site may provide links or references to third party sites that Housing Block Inc. does not operate and which will allow you to leave the Web Site or open an additional browser connecting you to the third party site. Housing Block Inc. has no responsibility for the content of such third party sites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from that content or your use, reliance on or access to such third party sites. Any such links to third party sites are provided as merely a convenience to the users of this Web Site, and such links do not imply endorsement by Housing Block Inc. of such other third party sites or the content contained therein. Housing Block Inc. disclaims all liability with regard to your access to such linked web sites, and access to any other Internet web sites linked to this Web Site is at your own risk. You should consult the terms of use and privacy policy of any other Internet web site.

Use at Your Own Risk


We provide the material available through this Web Site for informational purposes only. You may use the content, information, data and materials ("Information") from, and the products and services available through, this Web Site solely for your personal and non-commercial use. Before you act on any information you have found on this Web Site, you should independently confirm any facts that are important to your decision. IF YOU RELY ON ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT, OR SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU DO SO SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS YOU MAY INCUR THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE. With respect to our classified advertising services, please note that we do not sell the advertised items directly and are not involved in any actual transaction between any seller and buyer; without limiting the foregoing, we do not guarantee or insure any item advertised or the completion of any transaction or collect or process payment, act as an escrow service or transfer title, nor do we warehouse, store, ship or deliver any item that is advertised.

Disclaimer of Warranties


YOU AGREE THAT THIS WEB SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED BY US ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEB SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. You understand that there may be delays, omissions, interruptions, inaccuracies, and/or other problems with the information, products and services available through, published on or promoted over this Web Site, including information, products and services referred to, advertised or promoted on or sold though the Web Site. Neither Housing Block Inc., nor any of its owners, affiliates or licensees warrant that this Web Site will be uninterrupted or error free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of this Web Site, or as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of content or any information, product or service provided or made available through this Web Site.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, HOUSING BLOCK INC., ITS OWNERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND LICENSEES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Limitation of Liability


NEITHER HOUSING BLOCK INC. NOR ANY OF ITS OWNERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR LICENSEES SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER DEFECTS IN THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THIS WEB SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL HOUSING BLOCK INC., ITS OWNERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR ITS LICENSEES OR PROVIDERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES, OTHER THAN DIRECT DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEB SITE OR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR SIMILAR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS OR DATA), EVEN IF HOUSING BLOCK INC. OR ANY SUCH OTHER PERSON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that the entire liability, if any, of Housing Block Inc., its owners, affiliates, licensors and licensees arising out of any kind of legal claim (whether in contract, tort or under any other legal theory) arising out of your access to or use of, or inability to use, this Web Site or any information, products or services available through this Web Site will not exceed the amount that you paid to Housing Block Inc., if any, for (i) the use of this Web Site or (ii) such information, products or services.

Because some provincial/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, some of these limitations may not apply to you.

Release and Indemnity


You agree to release, defend and hold harmless Housing Block Inc., its owners, affiliates, licensors and licensees from and against any and all claims, costs, demands, losses, damages and expenses, including, without limitation, attorney's fees, arising from or relating to:(i) your breach of this Usage Agreement or any matter for which you are responsible or liable under the terms of this Usage Agreement, or (ii) any dispute between you and any third party, including, without limitation, any other user, any advertiser or any party to any actual, prospective or terminated sale or transaction.

Your Account


To protect the account information of our members, Housing Block Inc. assigns to each member either a unique user name or password or a unique ad ID number. Only members have the ability to modify their personal information and delete their ads as needed.

If you become a member of this Web Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to and accept sole responsibility for any and all activities that occur under your account or password. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password, or any other breach of security. However, you may be held liable for losses incurred by us or any other user of, or visitor to, this Web Site due to someone else using your account or password. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information regarding your account or password.

In order to purchase products or services from this Web Site or use this Web Site to sell a product or service, you must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and use a credit card. We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in the exercise of our sole discretion.

Advertising Terms


Content must be accurate


Before posting your advertisements on our site, please review your advertisement to be sure it is accurate, and complies with all local, provincial or state laws as well as with this policy. If any information later becomes inaccurate or misleading, you are responsible for correcting it. This policy applies to all content of your advertisement, including the descriptive text and the photographs/images. We reserve the right to remove any content that we deem, in our sole discretion, that violate this policy and/or to reject the submitted advertisement. Any advertisements that do not comply with this policy will not be refunded upon removal.

Requirements for Property Advertisements:


Photographs, text and images accompanying the text of your advertisement may not contain false, misleading, disrespectful, obscene, pornographic, sexually suggestive in any way, offensive, promotes bigotry, hatred or harm against any individual or group infringes another's rights, including any intellectual property rights; Advertisements cannot be illegal, threatening, harassing, invasive of another's privacy, abusive, obscene, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's publicity rights, harmful to minors, degrading or deceptive. Digital image and files must satisfy our technical requirements the text of the advertisement and any images must not include URLs; or other references to any other websites. This limitation prohibits inclusion of any contact information visible on a billboard or sign within the photographed property.

Keeping Personal Account Information Accurate


Each member shall be responsible you are responsible for maintaining the contact information. Housing Block Inc. is not liable for misdirected communications such as mail or email or any consequence.

Data Security


We have in place, what we believe to be, reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

In general, while reasonable efforts are made to ensure the confidentiality of your private and personal information, we cannot warrant and do not guarantee the absolute safety and security of confidential data on the Internet.

Data Collection and Use


Any personally identifiable information provided by you in electronic communications to the Web Site is governed by this Web Site's Privacy Policy. For a more complete description of our collection and use of personally identifiable information and other data, please read our Privacy Policy, the terms of which are incorporated in this Usage Agreement by reference.

Violation of These Terms of Use


We may disclose any information we have about you (including your identity) if we determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding your use of this Web Site, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against you or anyone else who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of this Web Site, including our customers. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information that we deem necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. We also may disclose your information when we determine that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes.

You acknowledge and agree that we may preserve and store any communication by you with us through this Web Site or any service offered on or through this Web Site, and may also disclose such data if required to do so by law or we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with legal process, (2) enforce this Usage Agreement, (3) respond to claims that any such data violates the rights of others, or (4) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Housing Block Inc., its employees, users of or visitors to this Web Site, and the public.

Without limiting any other portion of these Terms of Use, you agree that we may, in our sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to this Web Site and/or block your future access to this Web Site if we determine that you have violated these Terms of Use or other agreements or guidelines which may be associated with your use of this Web Site. You also agree that any violation by you of these Terms of Use will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and will cause irreparable harm to us, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to our obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that we deem necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Housing Block Inc. may have at law or in equity.
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