Legal Disclaimer and User Agreement for RoommateLocator.com
Applied Tactics, Inc. owns and provides a collection of online resources including RoommateLocator.com.
This agreement is designed to keep you informed as to the limitations of this venue. We, being RoomateLocator.com, have the authority to amend this agreement at any time by posting the change to the website. We also have the express right to at any time to add, delete, or modify any of our services. By using this site, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this agreement. If you do not wish to be bound by this agreement, please do not use or visit RoommateLocator.com nor its family of websites.
ELIGIBILITY OF PARTICIPATION
Use of RoommateLocator.com is available only to those who can legally form a binding contract under law. As such, minors are not permitted to use this site.
We do not accept listings from commercial entities such as other roommate services or real estate firms. Only those individuals not acting as licensed real estate salespersons or brokers are eligible to list their rooms for rent or list themselves as roommates. Any company interested in exposure on our site should contact us for further information.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
a. YOUR USE OF THIS SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. ROOMMATELOCATOR.COM. EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
b. ROOMMATELOCATOR.COM MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE FOLLOWING: (i) THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii)THAT THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THAT THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS, AND (V)THAT ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
c. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR HARDWARE THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
d. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM ROOMMATELOCATOR.COM OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
RoommateLocator.com is a venue. We do not routinely screen or censor any listings on our web sites or in any way control the postings on the sites. Applied Tactics, Inc. and its family of web sites including RoommateLocator.com does not assume responsibility for site content and we will not alter or change any listings once they are entered. Listings will be deleted automatically upon reaching our expiration date for that listing. Submitted postings which we consider offensive, unlawful, harassing, libelous or vulgar are subject to being deleted before their expiration date.
LIMITATION OF POSTINGS
We do NOT allow the following in the comments section of your postings:
No posting of contact information is allowed; either addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, pager numbers, or any other kind of address or contact data.
We do not allow the posting of another person’s name or address in the comment section. You may only put your own name.
We do not allow slanderous, libelous comments, harassing, abusive, threatening, racially offensive, obscene or otherwise objectionable.
No sexually explicit photos are allowed.
In addition, your posting may not be used for any type of illegal activity. Failure to comply with the any and all of our policies may cause your listing to be deleted. We reserve the right to delete ANY listing which we deem inappropriate for any reason.
Only one posting will be allowed per email address. If you have circumstances that mandate that you must post multiple listings, you are required to contact us for authorization to do so. If you post more than one listing per email address without our prior authorization, we have the right to delete all of your listings.
RoommateLocator.com does not endorse any potential tenant, landlord, management company, or individual. As far as potential tenants or renters who list with us, we do not make any representation as to their character, creditworthiness, rental history or ability to pay their rent. Neither tenants or landlords are under any obligation to use this service.
Please use care with how you deal with other people on this site. We do not screen potential tenants nor inspect rental units. We do not guarantee the identity, credit worthiness, character, nor the content of listings posted to our site. We will not be held responsible for adverse consequences arising out of contacting or making associations with users of our web site. All information is submitted voluntarily and this information will be made available to the public. All risks for making this information available will be borne by you, the user.
We strongly recommend that you do a credit check as well as check the references on all potential tenants/roommates.
Our websites provide links to other websites and other websites link to us. We are not responsible for the privacy policies nor content of these sites.
RoommateLocator,com is not responsible for any inaccuracy in their listings. We do not confirm that each user is who they say that they are and we do not become involved in user to user relationships. If a dispute should arise between yourself and another user, you release Applied Tactics, Inc and RoommateLocator.com. and its family of web sites as well as its officers, directors and agents from any claims or damages (actual or consequential) of every kind, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed arising from such a dispute. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542 which says “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
RoommateLocator.com may be used for lawful purposes only. Posting of obscene, defamatory, fraudulent information, offensive content, harassing language or libelous material is prohibited on our sites. Such actions could result in the deletion of your posting.
Conduct of Members- All members are bound by the following rules.
Unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, bigoted, racially offensive, obscene or otherwise objectionable content is not allowed.
Advertising of any products and services is not allowed.
Any encouraged conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation is strictly prohibited.
Posting of content that infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights is not allowed.
Posting misleading and fraudulent email addresses is not allowed.
INDEMNITY- You agree, at your expense, to indemnify and hold RoommateLocator.com, Applied Tactics, Inc., its’ subsidiaries, officers, directors and partners harmless from any loss, cost, damages including attorneys fees arising out of or relating to your use of RoommateLocator.com. This is to include any fraud or breaches of terms by you and 3rd party claims based on data submitted to our service by you.
BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT
You give us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise all copyright and publicity rights, in any existing or future media, known or unknown, over the material or User Data displayed in Your listings. For the purpose of this Agreement, “User Data” shall mean all information (if any) submitted by You, (the “User”) to Roommate Locator or its sublicensees. “Individually Identifiable User Data” shall mean that subset of “User Data” which can be reasonably used to identify a specific individual such as their name, address, phone number, etc. The User Data shall be deemed to be the property of RoommateLocator.com. You shall take all reasonable efforts to ensure that it is accurate and complete and not misleading in any way.
RoommateLocator.com. does not sell our information to any other companies. Any information gathered on our site will only be used for the purpose it was intended for. That purpose being to secure a roommate.
OUR POLICY ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN HOUSING – All real estate advertised is subject to the federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination.”
We will not knowingly accept or permit any advertisement for real estate that is in violation of the law. As such, we are not responsible for those who violate the Fair Housing Act using our site. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.
The Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property. Moreover, the Fair Housing Act declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States, making illegal any discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
As a landlord you have a responsibility and a requirement under the law not to discriminate in the rental of real property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Moreover, a landlord cannot establish discriminatory terms or conditions for a rental in their advertising.
Other laws also impact the leasing of a home or renting of an apartment. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodations and commercial facilities. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes discrimination unlawful with respect to any aspect of a credit application on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program.
In addition, state and local laws often provide broader coverage and prohibit discrimination based on additional classes, such as marital status, not covered by federal law.