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What You Should Know

WELCOME TO THE BHGHOME.COM WEB SITE (THE "WEB SITE"). THE GOAL OF THIS WEB SITE IS TO PROVIDE YOU WITH ACCESS TO THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE NETWORK OF RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE PRODUCTS/SERVICES AND RELATED LINKS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS (THE "CONTENT"). PLEASE READ OUR TERMS OF USE (THE "TERMS") CAREFULLY BEFORE CONTINUING ON WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE. YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND ITS ENTIRE CONTENTS IS GOVERNED BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS USER AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”). THIS AGREEMENT SHALL GOVERN THE USE OF THE WEB SITE AND APPLY TO ALL INTERNET TRAFFIC VISITING THE WEB SITE. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE THAT YOU: (1) HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HAVE THE CAPACITY AND AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO, THIS AGREEMENT; AND (2) ARE BOUND BY ALL OF ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. THE TERMS ARE MEANT TO PROTECT ALL OF OUR WEB SITE VISITORS AND YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE SIGNIFIES YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEB SITE.

Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate (“BHGMMRE”, "We", "Us", "Our") reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms at any time. Such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting. By using this Web Site after we have posted notice of such modifications, alterations or updates you agree to be bound by such revised Terms.

In accordance with our goals, this Web Site will permit you to link too many other web sites, that may or may not be affiliated with this Web Site and/or BHGMMRE, and that may have terms of use that differ from, or contain terms in addition to, the terms specified here. Your access to such web sites through links provided on this Web Site is governed by the terms of use and policies of those sites, not this Web Site.

Privacy

Registration data and certain other information about you are subject to our Privacy Policy. For more information, please review our full Privacy Policy.

Trademarks, Copyrights and Restrictions

This Web Site is controlled and operated by Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate, 7901 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 300, Pleasanton, CA 94588. All content on this Web Site, including, but not limited to text, images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and/or other intellectual property rights (which are governed by U.S. and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions, privacy and publicity laws, and communication regulations and statutes), and are owned and controlled by BHGMMRE, or by third party content providers, merchants, sponsors and licensors (collectively "Providers") that have licensed their content or the right to market their products and/or services to BHGMMRE. Content on this Web Site or any web site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by the Providers is solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You may print a copy of the Content and/or information contained herein for your personal, non-commercial use only, but you may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, and/or exploit the Content or information in any way (including by e-mail or other electronic means) for commercial use without the prior written consent of BHGMMRE or the Providers. You may request consent by emailing a request to BHGMMRE at [email address]. Without the prior written consent of BHGMMRE or the Providers, your modification of the Content, use of the Content on any other web site or networked computer environment, or use of the Content for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use, violates the rights of the owners of BHGMMRE and/or the Provider copyrights, trademarks or service marks and other proprietary rights, and is prohibited. As a condition to your use of this Web Site, you warrant to BHGMMRE that you will not use our Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, including without limitation the posting or transmitting any threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material. If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use our Web Site immediately terminates without the necessity of any notice. BHGMMRE retains the right to deny access to anyone at its discretion for any reason, including for violation of these Terms. You may not use on your web site any trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials appearing on this Web Site, including but not limited to any logos or characters, without the express written consent of the owner of the mark or copyright. You may not frame or otherwise incorporate into another web site any of the Content or other materials on this Web Site without prior written consent of BHGMMRE.

Prohibited Activities

You are specifically prohibited from any use of this Web Site, and you agree not to use or permit others to use this Web Site, to: (a) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Web Site's infrastructure, including but not limited to "spam" or other such unsolicited mass e-mailing techniques; (b) disclose or share the assigned confirmation numbers and/or passwords with any unauthorized third parties or use the assigned confirmation numbers and/or passwords for any unauthorized purpose; (c) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software or HTML code comprising or in any way making up a part of this Web Site; (d) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any information, Content, or proprietary rights that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (e) violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, any regulations having the force of law; or (f) use any robot, spider, intelligent agent, other automatic device, or manual process to search, monitor or copy our Web pages, or the Content without our prior written permission, provided that generally available third party Web browser such as ¨Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer¨ may be used without such permission.

Links

This Web Site may contain links to other web sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are provided for your convenience and information only and, as such, you access them at your own risk. The content of any Linked Sites is not under BHGMMRE’s control, and BHGMMRE is not responsible for, and does not endorse, such content, whether or not BHGMMRE is affiliated with the owners of such Linked Sites. You may not establish a hyperlink to this Web Site or provide any links that state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your web site by BHGMMRE, or its affiliates or Providers.

Advertising

You understand and agree that the Web Site’s Content may include advertisements. To help make the advertisements relevant and useful to you, BHGMMRE may serve advertisements based on the information we collect from you or in relation to your interaction on our site. See the Privacy Policy for more details.

User Password

If you register with the Web Site, you are required to select a password, which you may then modify at any time as often as you like. You may not select any password that violates any third party’s rights or is offensive, improper or inappropriate. If BHGMMRE determines in its sole discretion that any password you select is inappropriate for any reason, BHGMMRE may delete that password and/or limit or terminate your access to the Web Site.

Your password is for your personal use only, and you agree to keep it secret and not to share it with anyone (except as expressly allowed under this Agreement).

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL USE, ACTIVITIES, AND CHARGES ASSOCIATED WITH OR ARISING FROM ANY USE OF YOUR PASSWORD, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU AUTHORIZED SUCH USE. User Submitted Content

BHGMMRE makes no representations or warranties with respect to any forums, blogs, private messages, emails, or other electronic discussion mediums made available on or via this Web Site (collectively, "Discussion Areas") or with respect to any messages, information, or materials contained in the Discussion Areas. You acknowledge and agree that your use of, or reliance upon, any such messages, information, or materials is at your sole risk and expense.

BHGMMRE does not, and cannot, review all of the information and materials provided in the Discussion Areas and has no responsibility or liability for any such information or materials or their use. If BHGMMRE becomes aware of any information or materials that it determines violate the terms of this Agreement or the Discussion Areas policies promulgated by BHGMMRE from time to time or that BHGMMRE otherwise deems inappropriate in its sole discretion, BHGMMRE reserves the right to delete, move, or edit any such information or materials.

To the extent that you use the Discussion Areas, you covenant that you will: (i) comply with the Discussion Areas policies promulgated by BHGMMRE; (ii) be solely responsible for your use of the Discussion Areas and any messages, information, and materials provided by you or through another user making use of your password; (iii) not advertise or offer to sell goods or services of any kind on any Discussion Areas; and (iv) not upload, post, publish, or transmit any messages, information, or materials that (a) restrict or inhibit any other user from accessing, using or enjoying the Web Site, (b) are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit, or indecent, (c) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable law, (d) violate or infringe the rights of BHGMMRE or any third party (including but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and rights of privacy and publicity), (e) constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact, (f) contain software or any other commercial materials or information, or (g) contain any viruses or other harmful component.

By uploading, posting, publishing, or transmitting any messages, information, or materials in connection with the Discussion Areas, you hereby grant to BHGMMRE and its affiliates a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable, nonexclusive license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, modify, display, publicly perform, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the foregoing in any form, media, software, or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future.

Termination

BHGMMRE may terminate your access to and use of the Web Site, or any part thereof, with or without notice.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

ALL CONTENT ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH, UNDER THE U.S. LAWS APPLICABLE TO THESE TERMS, ARE IMPLIED BY LAW AND ARE INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION, OR MODIFICATION, BHGMMRE DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER BHGMMRE, ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES, NOR THE PROVIDERS, NOR ANY PERSON INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF THIS WEB SITE WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE CONTENT AVAILABLE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE CONTENT THAT YOU ACCESS ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED SOLELY FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE AND INFORMATION ONLY. BHGMMREDOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR AS TO THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY OR CURRENCY OF ANY INFORMATION CONTENT, SERVICE AND/OR MERCHANDISE ACQUIRED PURSUANT TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE.

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THIS WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU (AND NOT BHGMMRE) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF YOUR SYSTEM. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT NEITHER BHGMMRE, NOR ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES (INCLUDING ITS PROVIDERS AND ITS WEB HOSTING SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND THEIR SUPPLIERS), NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, NOR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, HOSTING, AND/OR OPERATION OF THIS WEB SITE, IS RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER WHATSOEVER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM THE USE OR ATTEMPTED USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER LINKED SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, USE OF OR ACCESS TO ANY RELATED SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE). BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, BHGMMREAND RELATED PERSONS AND ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION, COMPUTER VIRUS, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF PERSONAL RECORDS, OR THE RELIANCE UPON OR USE OF DATA, INFORMATION, OPINIONS OR OTHER MATERIALS APPEARING ON THIS WEB SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BHGMMRE IS NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER SUBSCRIBERS OR THIRD PARTIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, BHGMMRE'S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless BHGMMRE, the Providers, and Web Site hosting service providers, and its and their officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation by you of these Terms.

Third Party Rights

These Terms are for the benefit of BHGMMRE, its Providers, and Web Site hosting service providers, and its and their officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and suppliers. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce these Terms directly against you on its or their own behalf.

Jurisdictional Issues; Dispute Resolution

Unless otherwise specified, the Content contained in this Web Site is presented solely for your convenience and/or information. This Web Site is controlled and operated by BHGMMRE from its offices within Pleasanton, CA. BHGMMRE makes no representation that Content in its Web Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this Web Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You may not use or export the materials in this Web Site in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. These Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, as they are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such State. Any action you, any third party or BHGMMRE brings to enforce these Terms, or in connection with any matters related to this Web Site, shall be finally, and exclusively, settled by arbitration in Alameda County, California. The arbitration shall be held before one arbitrator under the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") in force at that time. The arbitrator shall be selected pursuant to the AAA rules. Should no AAA rule regarding the selection of an arbitrator be in effect, the consumer shall select an arbitrator from a panel of arbitrators acceptable to BHGMMRE. To begin the arbitration process, a party must make a written demand therefore. Any judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction in California. The arbitrators shall not have the power to award damages in connection with any dispute in excess of actual compensatory damages and shall not multiply actual damages or award consequential, punitive or exemplary damages, and each party irrevocably waives any claim thereto. The agreement to arbitrate shall not be construed as an agreement to the joinder or consolidation of arbitration under this Agreement with arbitration of disputes or claims of any non-party, regardless of the nature of the issues or disputes involved. THIS AGREEMENT PROVIDES THAT ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND BHGMMRE WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION. YOU THUS GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT TO ASSERT OR DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS. YOU ALSO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN OR BRING CLASS ACTIONS. YOUR RIGHTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY NEUTRAL ARBITRATORS AND NOT A JUDGE OR JURY.

Statute of Limitations

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Web Site or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Real Estate Licenses

BHGMMRE is a licensed real estate broker in the states of California and Nevada.

Interpretation

If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, then that part will be replaced with a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in effect.

Entire Agreement

The provisions and conditions of these Terms, and each obligation referenced herein, represent the entire Agreement between BHGMMRE, its affiliated or related entities, and you, and supersede any prior agreements or understandings not incorporated herein. In the event that any inconsistencies exist between these Terms and any future published terms of use or understanding, the last published Terms or terms of use or understanding shall prevail.

ANY RIGHTS NOT EXPRESSLY GRANTED HEREIN ARE RESERVED BY BHGMMRE.





This Terms of Use was last updated on [September 1, 2010].


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