Terms of Use

 Thank you for visiting the Rockford Area Association of Realtors® ("RAAR") website www.rockfordarearealtors.org ("Site").

These Terms of Use ("Terms") govern how you may access and use the Site and your responsibilities when doing so. RAAR's Privacy Policy explains how RAAR may use any personal information shared by you. By accessing this Site, you agree to these Terms and RAAR's Privacy Policy, so please take a moment to carefully review these documents. If you are accessing this Site on behalf of an organization, then you agree to these Terms and the Privacy Policy on behalf of that organization. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not use this Site.

Other sections of the Site may have additional rules and regulations that are specific to that particular section and will be accessible to you in such sections.

Modifications

RAAR may modify these Terms from time to time. Any modifications to the Terms will be effective once posted to the Site. If you access or use the Site after the Terms have been modified, your continued access and use will constitute acceptance of all modifications.

REALTOR® Trademarks

NAR is the exclusive owner of the REALTOR®, REALTORS®, REALTOR® Block "R" Logo, and other REALTOR® trademarks. The REALTOR® trademark has one meaning only: a registered collective membership mark which may be used by real estate professionals who are members of NAR and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics. The REALTOR® trademarks are not synonymous with real estate agent, real estate broker or real estate professional. NAR will enforce against any misuses of its trademarks. Members may use the REALTOR® trademarks provided they follow NAR's trademark rules. Members can find NAR's Membership Marks Manual at the following link: https://www.nar.realtor/membership-marks-manual. If you have a question about proper use of the trademarks, please feel free to contact NAR at trademark@realtors.org.

 RAAR's Content and Intellectual Property

Any information or content shared on the Site is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. Please consult with an appropriate professional for any professional advice you need, for example, legal or accounting advice.

RAAR, its partners, or its members, created the text, images, video, graphics, content, and materials ("Materials") available through the Site. All Materials are protected by all applicable copyright and trademark laws. RAAR or the party credited owns the Materials, and all rights in the Materials are expressly reserved. Use of the Materials is subject RAAR’s express written approval. No reproduction, distribution, or transmission of the copyrighted materials on the Site is permitted without the written permission of RAAR.  Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.  You further acknowledge and agree that all right, title and interest in and to the Marks, the Site, and the content and look and feel of the Site are and shall remain with RAAR or its licensors. You agree not to contest or infringe these rights, directly or indirectly, at any time. Without the prior written consent of RAAR, your modification of the content, use of the content on any other site or networked computer environment, or use of the content for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use, violates the copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of RAAR or its licensors, and is prohibited. Except as expressly provided under this Agreement, you may not use on any site, including Your Site, or on any other materials, the Marks, or any other trademarks or copyrighted materials appearing on the Site, including without limitation any logos, without the express prior written consent of the owner of the mark or copyright.

 You understand that all third party content posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Side is the sole responsibility of the third party originator of such content.

 Your Conduct

RAAR hopes this website will promote and facilitate a meaningful exchange of information on issues in the real estate industry. In order to ensure a safe and civil environment, RAAR expects you to conduct yourself in a respectful and law-abiding manner when using the Site. You may not:

- Use the Site to advertise or promote real estate listings or real estate services;

- Use the Site to send unsolicited communications or promotions, also known as "spam";

- Use the Site to promote or advertise products or services;

- Use the Site in any way that violates local, state or federal laws;

- Upload or share materials that are illegal, fraudulent, defamatory, libelous, misleading, threatening, profane, or obscene;

- Take any action that will disrupt or interfere with operation of the Site, which includes use of any robot, spider, or other automated device, process, or means to access, retrieve, scrape, or index any portion of the Site;

- Violate the privacy or infringe the rights of others, including intellectual property rights;

- Use inflammatory, offensive or inappropriate language;

- Impersonate other persons.

Your Content

Members-Only Access

Some portions of the Site may only be accessed by members of RAAR. If you are a member of RAAR, you must first register for access. You are responsible for your username and password, and the activities that occur on the Site under your username and password, so please be careful with how you store and share that information.

You are also responsible for providing RAAR with accurate and complete registration information, including updating such information as it changes.

E-mails

You may have the opportunity to provide your email address to RAAR. If you share your e-mail address with RAAR through the Site, RAAR may send e-mails to you about a variety of subjects, such as updates to the Site or RAAR's products, services, events and programs. By providing your e-mail address to RAAR, you consent to receiving these e-mails from RAAR. You will have the option of unsubscribing from RAAR's e-mail list(s) through a link included in RAAR's e-mails.

Member Listings

THIS SITE INCLUDES LISTING INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ITS MEMBERS.  RAAR DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OF THE LISTING CONTENT, WHICH IS PROVIDED AS IS.  RAAR MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES WITH RESPECT TO THE APPROPRIATENESS, ACCURACY, SUFFICIENCY, CORRECTNESS, VERACITY, VALUE, COMPLETENESS, AVAILABILITY OR TIMELINESS OF THE DATA, METHOD, OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

Third-Party Links

This Site includes links to websites that are not owned or operated by RAAR. These links are provided as a convenience and do not constitute RAAR's endorsement of the linked-to website or its owner. Please be aware when you leave the Site because RAAR's Terms and Privacy Policy will no longer apply to your activities. Third-party websites will likely have their own terms of use and privacy policy, which RAAR has no control over.

Creation of a Link

 You are authorized to establish a hypertext link (the “Link”) from your site (“Your Site”) to the home page of the Site.  Deep linking to content appearing in the web pages below the home page of the Site is not permitted.

 If you create a Link, Your Site shall not:

  •  Create frames around the Site or otherwise alter the visual presentation of the Site.
  •  Expressly state or otherwise imply that RAAR is endorsing you, your products or services, or the content of Your Site.
  •  Expressly state or otherwise imply an affiliation between you and RAAR without the prior written consent of RAAR.
  •  Misrepresent your relationship with RAAR or present false or misleading impressions about RAAR’s products or services.
  •  Disparage the Site or display the Link in a manner that that diminishes RAAR’s goodwill.
  •  Include or display any material which is immoral, unethical, illegal or inappropriate for a professional site.

 

You acknowledge and agree that you are not a publisher, distributor, agent, partner, franchiser or endorser of the Site, and RAAR is not a publisher, distributor, agent, franchiser or endorser of Your Site. RAAR retains exclusive editorial control over the Site and has the right to make administrative or operational decisions it deems necessary or desirable in the normal course of business.

 You warrant to RAAR that (1) you have duly registered the domain name of Your Site with all applicable authorities and/or have a license to use Your Site, and you possess all rights necessary to use such the domain name for Your Site, and (2) the content of and materials placed on the Site or within Your Site, and any hyperlinks on Your Site, do not and will not (i) infringe upon or violate any United States copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary right of a third party, or (ii) violate any applicable law, statute, regulation, or non-proprietary right of a third party.

 SITE PROVIDED "AS IS"

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY RAAR ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL MEET ANY PARTICULAR CRITERIA OF PERFORMANCE OR QUALITY, ACCURACY, SUFFICIENCY, OR TIMELINESS OF THE DATA, METHOD, OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE. RAAR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE USABILITY, CONDITION OR OPERATION OF THIS SITE, OR THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF www.rockfordarearealtors.org WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR AS TO THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, RAAR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COMPARABILITY, SECURITY AND ACCURACY.

Some jurisdictions do not permit the disclaimer of certain warranties, so the above disclaimers may not apply to you.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL RAAR, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES. RAAR SHALL ALSO NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA, USE, GOODWILL OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES; DAMAGES RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE; DAMAGES RELATING TO ANY THIRD-PARTY CONDUCT OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OR CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES TO ALL CLAIMS, REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT RAAR HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Some jurisdictions do not permit the limitation or exclusion of certain liabilities, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless RAAR, its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents, affiliates, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any and all liability, loss, claim, demand, suit, proceeding, damage, cost and expense, including reasonable attorneys fees and costs, arising out of or resulting from (a) any violation by you of these Terms of Use; (b) the content you provide; or (c) any negligent acts, errors or omissions of you or your agents or contractors.

Termination

You may stop using the Site at any time. RAAR may suspend or terminate the Site at any time at RAAR's discretion and without notice. RAAR may also terminate, limit or suspend your access to the Site for any reason at any time and without notice. For example, RAAR may terminate your access to this Site if you are not complying with these Terms or if RAAR determines that you are a repeat infringer of third-party intellectual property rights.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")

RAAR respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects you to do the same. Per the DMCA, RAAR will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement on the Site if submitted to RAAR's Copyright Agent as described below. Upon receipt of a notice alleging copyright infringement, RAAR will take whatever action it deems appropriate within its sole discretion, including removal of the allegedly infringing materials.

If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been violated by RAAR or by a third party who has uploaded materials to the Site, please provide the following information to RAAR's designated Copyright Agent listed below:

  1. A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  2. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
  3. An address, telephone number, and e-mail address where RAAR can contact you and, if different, an e-mail address where the alleged infringing party, if not RAAR, can contact you;
  4. A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the use is not authorized by the copyright owner or other intellectual property rights owner, by its agent, or by law;
  5. A statement by you under penalty of perjury that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or are authorized to act on the owner's behalf;
  6. Your electronic or physical signature.

RAAR may request additional information before removing any allegedly infringing material. In the event RAAR removes the allegedly infringing materials, RAAR will immediately notify the person responsible for posting such materials that RAAR removed or disabled access to the materials. RAAR may also provide the responsible person with your e-mail address so that the person may respond to your allegations.

RAAR reserves the right to terminate, limit or suspend any user's access to the Site in the event of repeated infringing activity. If you believe that a user of this Site is a repeat infringer, please follow the above instructions to contact RAAR's Copyright Agent. Please include sufficient information to assist RAAR in determining that the user repeatedly engaged in infringing activity.

RAAR registered a designated agent with the Copyright Office pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 512(c). RAAR's designated Copyright Agent is:

Staff
ROCKFORD AREA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
6776 E. State Street

Rockford, IL  61108

United States
815-395-6776
staff@rockfordarearealtors.org

International Visitors

RAAR welcomes visitors to the Site from across the world. RAAR's operations are, however, located in the United States and its policies and procedures based on United States law. If you are located outside of the United States, you consent to the transfer, storage and processing of your information, such as registration information or email addresses, in the United States. Additionally, if you are accessing the Site from a country embargoed by the United States, you agree to not engage in any commercial activities, including financial transactions, using or through the Site.

Governing Law

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without reference to conflicts of laws. Regardless of your location, any disputes that arise under these Terms will be litigated before a court in Winnebago County, Illinois.

Entire Agreement

These Terms constitute the entire agreement and understanding between the parties with respect to their subject matter and may not be contradicted by evidence of any prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreement. These Terms create no third party beneficiary rights.

Miscellaneous

RAAR's or your failure to exercise any right provided for in these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of any rights under these Terms. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, such unenforceability will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. You may not assign any of your rights under these Terms. RAAR may assign its rights under these Terms in whole or in part at any time without your consent. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms.

 

Illinois Association of REALTORS® National Association of REALTORS® Realtor MLS Equal Opp