Additionally, supplemental terms (collectively “Supplemental Terms”) apply to specific aspects of our Services (each a “Program”), such as our home-buying Program that is governed by separate real estate agreements. Please read all Supplemental Terms carefully and contact us, as provided below if you have questions or concerns about any Program. You understand you are under no obligation to work with Houseleap to buy a home or enter into any Supplemental Terms. Supplemental Terms: a) will be disclosed to you in connection with your application for a specific Program, b) are in addition to these Terms and, c) in the event of a conflict, prevail over these Terms.
The Services are controlled and operated by Houseleap from its offices within the State of Texas, United States of America. Houseleap makes no representation that the Services are appropriate or available for use in locations outside of the United States. Those who choose to access the Services from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local laws and any applicable internet fees.
We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.
IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS, OR IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES. USING OR ACCESSING THE SERVICES CONSTITUTES YOUR ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE ON THE TERMS AND YOUR CONSENT TO EXECUTE THE TERMS ELECTRONICALLY.
WE MAY AMEND THE TERMS AS BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY CHANGE TO THE NEW TERMS, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USING OR ACCESSING THE SERVICES.
IMPORTANT, YOU MUST READ: THE TERMS INCLUDE A CLASS ACTION WAIVER AND BINDING ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS. READ SECTION 10 CAREFULLY FOR DETAILS.
1. Limited License.
The Services are for eligible and authorized Users. Users have a limited personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Services. Any and all rights not specifically and expressly granted by us herein are reserved, and no license, permission or right of access or use not granted expressly herein shall be implied. Houseleap reserves the right to interrupt all or any aspect of Services without prior notice. You acknowledge that the Services may be interrupted for reasons beyond the control of Houseleap and Houseleap cannot guarantee that you will be able to access the Services or your User Account (as defined below) whenever you may wish to do so. Houseleap has the right at any time for any reason or no reason to change and/or eliminate any aspect of the Services at our complete discretion.
2. Third Party Websites and Services Independent from Houseleap.
When accessing and using the Services, you may be directed to third party or external properties or websites that are not affiliated with Houseleap (“Third-Party Websites”). Houseleap and its Third-Party Providers are not responsible for the availability of Third-Party Websites, and do not endorse, and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, services products, or other materials contained on Third-Party Websites. You acknowledge that Houseleap has no control over Third Party Websites and therefore your access to any Third-Party Websites is at your own risk. Houseleap shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of, inability to use, or reliance on any content, advertising, products, or other materials contained on Third-Party Websites. We recommend that you carefully review any terms and conditions, privacy policies and any other legal documents that may be contained on any Third-Party Websites.
3. Authorized Account Holders & Conduct
3.1. Account Eligibility. You are only eligible to register for an account to register to use certain Services under Supplemental Terms for example [Home Brokerage] available here and at time of registration. If you do not meet all such Supplemental Terms, then you may not register for these Services. You may browse our website and view content without setting up a user account; however, to access or use all the Services, you must establish an authorized account with Houseleap (“User Account”).
3.2. To Establish a User Account, you may be required to provide Houseleap and Authorized Vendors certain personal information, including without limitation, your first and last name, date of birth, e-mail address, account information for certain third-party sites, phone numbers (including cell phone numbers), mailing address and zip code that may be used to identify you as an authorized user of the Services.
You agree that you will supply accurate information to Houseleap when requested and that you will update that information promptly if it changes. Houseleap reserves all rights to pursue legal action against all persons who misrepresent personal information or who are otherwise untruthful about their identity, and to suspend or cancel User Accounts registered with inaccurate or incomplete information
3.5. No Ownership of Your User Account. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO OWNERSHIP OR OTHER PROPERTY INTEREST IN YOUR USER ACCOUNT, AND THAT ALL RIGHTS IN AND TO THE USER ACCOUNTS ARE AND SHALL FOREVER BE OWNED BY AND INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF HOUSELEAP.
3.6 Code Of Conduct. Your use of the Services is governed by certain rules (the “Code of Conduct”) maintained and enforced by or on behalf of Houseleap and to which you (and all users) must adhere. It is your responsibility to know, understand and abide by the Code of Conduct. The following rules are not meant to be exhaustive.
3.6.2 Prohibited Conduct. You must not use the service to (I) Post, upload, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that violates the intellectual property rights of any third party, infringes any privacy right, or is obscene, indecent, defamatory, or hateful; (II) Attempt to hack, deface, or interfere with the functioning of the Site. (III) Try to circumvent any security or password protection on the Site; (IV) Copy or modify any software for the Site, or attempt to reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site; (V) Use the Site to harm minors. Without limiting any of the foregoing, any attempt by you to disrupt, or encourage or promote the disruption of the Services may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. You agree that you will not violate any applicable law, rule or regulation in connection with your use of the Services, nor will you interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of the Services in any way, including without limitation, the following: (a) use any unauthorized third-party that intercepts, or otherwise collects, information from or through the Services; (b) modify or cause to be modified any files that are a part of the Services in any way; (c) facilitate, create or maintain any unauthorized connection to the Services; or; (d) disrupt or assist in the disruption of any computer used to support the Services or another individual’s access to or use of the Services.
4.1. Consumer-broker relationship. You are entering into a consumer-broker relationship with Houseleap as defined by Texas law. However, you have no obligation to work with Houseleap and you can terminate your account with us anytime.
4.2. Any information you obtain from the Houseleap website is intended for your personal, non-commercial use.
4.3. You have a bona fide interest in the purchase, sale, or lease of real estate on the Houseleap website.
4.4. You will not copy, redistribute, or retransmit any of the information provided except in connection with your consideration of the purchase or sale of an individual property.
4.5. You acknowledge that the Austin Central Texas Realty Information Service (ACTRIS), which supplies the listing data, owns such data and you acknowledge the validity of their copyright to such data.
4.6. Houseleap also explicitly authorizes ACTRIS employees, members, or their duly authorized representatives to access our website for the purposes of verifying compliance with MLS rules and monitoring the display of Participants’ listings on Houseleap’s site.
5. Content, Ownership, Copyrights
5.1. Accuracy. Houseleap reasonably believes that all information on the Site about Activities is accurate. However, Houseleap does not guarantee that this will always be true. If you believe that the Site contains inaccurate information about an Activity or the provider of an Activity, please report it to Houseleap by sending email to email@example.com.
5.3 User Content. The Site may allow users to post reviews, suggest new providers to us, and send messages to other users and providers. Any and all material of any kind or nature that you may submit (e.g., by uploading or transmitting) via the Services (“User Content”) shall be deemed and shall remain, the property of Houseleap or its Third-Party Providers from the moment of creation. Accordingly, Houseleap shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing copyrights and all other intellectual property rights to all User Content of every kind and nature, in perpetuity, throughout the universe. To the extent that any of the above may be void or unenforceable, you agree that any and all User Content is hereby irrevocably assigned to Houseleap or its Third-Party Providers, together with all intellectual property rights therein. To the extent any of the User Content is not assignable, by submitting User Content in connection with your access or use of the Services (whether such submission is direct to Houseleap or to a party associated or affiliated with Houseleap), you expressly grant Houseleap or its Third-Party Providers an exclusive, irrevocable license to, throughout the universe and in perpetuity, use, copy, reproduce, create derivative works from, perform, publicly display, adapt, translate, upload, modify, edit, publish, post, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, sublicense, distribute or exploit, in any way or purpose whatsoever, any User Content, commercial or otherwise, in any medium now known or hereafter devised, without compensation or credit to the provider of the User Content. You also give up and agree to never assert any claim that any use by Houseleap or its Third-Party Providers of any Materials or User Content violates any of your rights, including but not limited to moral rights, privacy rights, rights to publicity, proprietary or other rights, or rights to credit for the material or ideas set forth therein.
5.4. Limited License. You are granted a limited, revocable, and non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to any Houseleap website so long as the link does not portray Houseleap or its products or services or Third-Party Providers in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any Houseleap logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.
5.5. Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We respect the intellectual property rights of others and request that users of the Services respect the intellectual property rights of others as well. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 512(i) of the United States Copyright Act, we will remove any content that allegedly infringes another party’s copyright and reserve the right to suspend, terminate, or cancel a User Account or a user’s access to and use of the Services if a user is found to be a repeat infringer. If you know of, or suspect, copyright infringement, please send a notice to Houseleap at firstname.lastname@example.org. The notice must contain all of the information set forth in section 512(c)(3)(a) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Â§ 101 et seq.
Attn: DMCA Houseleap, 1300 W. Lynn St., Suite 111 Austin TX 78703
5.6. Submissions. If you send us creative suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or other information (collectively the “Submissions”) such Submissions shall be deemed and shall remain the property of Houseleap in perpetuity. By making any Submission, the sender automatically grants, or warrants that the owner of such material expressly grants, Houseleap the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, and distribute such material (in whole or in part) throughout the universe and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for any purpose that Houseleap chooses, whether internal, public, commercial, or otherwise, without any compensation, credit or notice to the sender whatsoever. The sender waives all so-called “moral rights” in all Submissions. The sender further waives the right to make any claims against Houseleap relating to unsolicited Submissions, including, but not limited to, unfair competition, breach of implied contract and/or breach of confidentiality.
6. Your Privacy and How Houseleap May Communicate with You.
6.1. Consent to be contacted. If you provide or have provided, a telephone number to us (either through the Website or by other means), you expressly agree that we may contact you at that number in order to provide you with informational and service messages, including via text message and/or by using automated telephone technology. You represent and warrant that you are the authorized subscriber for the telephone number(s) you have provided. You may revoke your consent to be contacted at such number(s) by emailing us at email@example.com or by replying STOP to a text notification. Standard message and data rates may apply. For purposes of responding to you and providing you with information and notices about your account or the Services (such as information about homes you might be interested in), you agree that Houseleap may communicate with you through the contact information associated with your Houseleap account or Houseleap Applications, including your device ID, email, mobile number, telephone, or the postal address you provided (if any).
7. Buyer Refund
Licensed agents who subscribe to Houseleap web app referrals are active, in good standing have agreed to offer Houseleap’s refund terms stated herein. Payment to most eligible buyers will be at closing and show as a credit on the transaction settlement statement. In some circumstances a refund check will be mailed by the buyer’s broker after closing. The refund amount will equal up to 20% of the buyer’s broker commission received at closing. The refund is subject to a minimum buyer’s broker commission of $4,900. The refund is also subject to lender approval (VA, FHA and other loans may have restrictions) and may be restricted if the property is subject to a short sale or foreclosure. Buyers receiving a refund must disclose the refund to all parties to the transaction. Buyers should seek counsel from tax and legal advisers about proper treatment of the refund. Houseleap reserves the right to modify the refund program at any time; however, any modification will not affect any previously executed and active Buyer Representation Agreement(s). For a buyer to be eligible for the refund, a buyer must be represented (by contract or implied) by a licensed real estate licensee connected by the Houseleap webapp. Payment of the refund will not be made where prohibited by law. The United States Department of Justice covers refund in detail on their website here. Please contact Houseleap with any additional questions regarding the rebate.
8. Warranty Disclaimer
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”. NEITHER HOUSELEAP, ITS THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS, NOR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PROVIDING OR MARKETING ANY ASPECT OF THE SERVICES, NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, INVESTORS, PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS, LICENSEES OR AGENTS, MAKE ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THAT THE SERVICES OR THEIR FEATURES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICES ARE FREE OF HARMFUL COMPONENTS. HOUSELEAP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. HOUSELEAP DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, SECURITY OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING, THE SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS OR SERVICES OF ANY THIRD PARTY. THIS SECTION SHALL SURVIVE ANY EXPIRATION, TERMINATION OR CANCELLATION OF THE SERVICES AND/OR THESE TERMS OR ANY DETERMINATION THAT THESE TERMS OR ANY PORTION OF THESE TERMS IS VOID OR VOIDABLE.
9. Limitation of Liability
NEITHER HOUSELEAP, ITS THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS, NOR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN PRODUCING, PROVIDING OR MARKETING ANY ASPECT OF THE SERVICES, NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, INVESTORS, PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS, LICENSEES OR AGENTS, SHALL BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR DAMAGE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION (EVEN IF HOUSELEAP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE) RESULTING FROM (A) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (B) THE BREACH OF ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY (OTHER THAN THE LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY SET FORTH IN ABOVE); (C) THE DOWNLOADING OF ANY SOFTWARE OWNED OR OPERATED BY HOUSELEAP OR ANY THIRD-PARTY PROVIDER; (D) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES; OR (E) INTERRUPTIONS OF THE SERVICES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INTERNET SERVICE DISRUPTIONS, SOFTWARE, TRANSPORTATION, FACILITY OR OTHER FAILURES OR ANY OTHER EVENT WHICH MAY RESULT IN A LOSS OF DATA OR DISRUPTION OF SERVICES.
IN NO EVENT SHALL HOUSELEAP, ITS THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS, OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING THE SERVICES OR ANY SUBPART THEREOF, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, INVESTORS, PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS, LICENSEES OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Houseleap, its Third-Party Providers, or any person or entity involved in creating, producing, or distributing any of the Services, or any of their respective directors, officers, employees or agents, harmless from and against any and all damages, costs, losses and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs relating to or arising directly or indirectly from any suit, claim, demand or settlement based upon your posting or uploading any content using any feature or aspect or your failure to comply with these Terms or your violation of any third-party right or your violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation of the United States.
11. Dispute Resolution and Governing Law
YOU AND HOUSELEAP AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
Further, unless both you and Houseleap agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
11.3. Restrictions. You and Houseleap agree that any arbitration shall be limited to the Dispute between Houseleap and you individually. To the full extent permitted by law, (i) no arbitration shall be joined with any other; (ii) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be arbitrated on a class-action basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (iii) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons.
11.4. Exceptions to Informal Resolution and Binding Arbitration. You agree that Houseleap may chose, at its option and discretion, to exclude the following Disputes from (and, as such, the following Disputes will not be subject to) the above provisions concerning informal resolutions and binding arbitration: (i) any Dispute related to or arising from allegations of theft, piracy, invasion of privacy or the unauthorized use of Houseleap’s or its Third-Party Providers’ rights; and/or (ii) any claim by Houseleap for injunctive or other equitable relief.
11.5. Location and Jurisdiction. Any arbitration will be initiated in and take place in Travis County, Texas, United States of America. Any Dispute not subject to arbitration (other than claims proceeding in any small claims court), or where no election to arbitrate has been made, shall be decided by a court of competent jurisdiction wherever located, including, without limitation, in Travis County, Texas, United States of America, and you and Houseleap agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts.
12.1. Changes. We may make material changes to our Terms at any time. We will notify you of material changes by posting a notice of a revised policy linked from our homepage; www.houseleap.com and our posted Terms will indicate the Effective Date. We may take additional steps to notify you and other users by sending you a notice to the email address we have on file for you, or by placing notices on our website. You should periodically check this page for updates. Your continued use of the Services following the Effective Date means that you accept any changes to the Terms.
12.2 Force Majeure. Houseleap shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside the reasonable control of Houseleap, including without limitation, any failure to perform hereunder due to unforeseen circumstances, such as acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargoes, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, pandemics, accidents, strikes, internet interruption, denial of service attack, hacking or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.
12.3. Governing Law. Except as expressly provided otherwise, these Terms shall be governed by, and will be construed and enforced under, the laws, rules and regulations of the United States of America and the laws, rules and regulations of the State of Texas, excluding conflict of law rules and principles.