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Legal Disclaimer and User Agreement for Roommate Locator, Inc.


Legal Disclaimer and User Agreement for Roommate Locator, Inc. and its family of web sites - RoommateLocator.Com, RoomieMail.com

This agreement is designed to keep you informed as to the limitations of this venue. We, being Roomate Locator, Inc., 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 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, and MilitaryRoommates.com is available only to those who can legally form a binding contract under law. As such, the use of these sites is not allowed by minors.

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. ROOMMATE LOCATOR, INC. 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. ROOMMATE LOCATOR, INC. MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) 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) 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 ROOMMATE LOCATOR, INC. OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.

RoommateLocator.com, and MilitaryRoommates.com are venues. We do not routinely screen or censor any listings on our web sites or in any way control the postings on the sites. Roommate Locator, Inc. and its family of web sites RoommateLocator.com and MilitaryRoommates.com do 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.

We strongly recommend that you do a credit check as well as check the references on all potential tenants/roommates.

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 you your own name.
  • We do not allow slanderous or libelous comments.
  • In addition, your posting may not be used for any type of illegal activity. Failure to comply with the above 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.

Roommate Locator, Inc. 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 of the individuals, 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.

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, Inc. and its family of web sites are 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 Roommate Locator, Inc. and its family of web sites as well as its 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."

Our websites 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.

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, Inc. 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 Roommate Locator, Inc. You shall take all reasonable efforts to ensure that it is accurate and complete and not misleading in any way.

CO-BRANDING
Roommate Locator, Inc. 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 LAW
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 home seller or landlord you, therefore, have a responsibility and a requirement under the law not to discriminate in the sale, rental and financing of property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. You cannot instruct the licensed broker or salesperson acting as your agent to convey for you any limitations in the sale or rental because the real estate professional is bound by law not to discriminate. Agents in a real estate transaction also are prohibited by law from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. They are prohibited from complying with a request from the home seller or landlord to act in a discriminatory manner in the sale, lease or rental. Moreover, a home seller or landlord cannot establish discriminatory terms or conditions in the purchase or rental, deny that housing is available, or advertise that the property is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

Other laws also impact the purchase, sale or lease of a home or renting 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.

As someone seeking to purchase a home or rent an apartment, you have the right to expect that housing will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. This includes the right to expect equal professional service, the opportunity to consider a broad range of housing choices, no discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of housing, no discrimination in the financing, appraising, or insuring of housing, reasonable accommodations in rules, practices and procedures for persons with disabilities, and to be free from harassment or intimidation for exercising your Fair Housing rights.