Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated Jan 30, 2020
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The Site is owned and operated by Properly Inc. Properly, and its affiliates (collectively, we, us) reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify the Agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified version on the Site. You agree to review the Agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications, and your continued use of the Site shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified Agreement.
Nature of Website
The Site provides real estate related information to consumers and promotes and delivers services offered by Properly. The information provided on the Site is from sources we consider reliable, but because it is sometimes supplied by third parties, we cannot guarantee that it is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such.
You should use your own judgment regarding the merits of any data, individual, or entity that you find on or through the Site. In spite of its good faith effort, Properly cannot and does not represent or warrant that any individual or entity who’s services are promoted or offered on or through the Site is registered, licensed, qualified, or otherwise authorized or capable of performing any described services. Properly, and its affiliates, do not make any representations, warranties or assurances as to the timeliness, completeness or accuracy of the information provided by any real estate professional, real estate agent, broker, brokerage, affiliate, appraiser or other real estate- or real-property-related service provider on or through the Site, including without limitation any real property evaluation or other related services.
Proprietary Nature of Site and Content
The Site, and all text, information, images, audio, video and other material (the Content) posted on or through the Site, are protected by copyright, trade-mark, and other intellectual property and proprietary rights laws. All Content posted on or through this Site, remains the valuable intellectual property of its owner(s), and is made available on or through the Site solely for your own personal, non-commercial, lawful use. You agree to abide by all copyright notices, information and restrictions contained in or displayed herein and with any Content.
You affirm that you have attained the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you are a resident, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this Agreement, and to abide by and comply with this Agreement.
You may not use the Site if you live in a jurisdiction where access to or use of the Site or any part of it may be illegal. It is solely your responsibility to determine whether your use of the Site is lawful, and you must comply with all applicable laws. In cases where you have authorized a minor to use the Site, you recognize that you are fully responsible for:
- the online conduct of such minor;
- controlling the minor's access to and the use of the Site; and
- the consequences of any misuse by the minor. You acknowledge that some of the areas of the Site may contain material that is inappropriate for minors.
If you submit to us or post on the Web Site any property listing, testimonial, comment, review, suggestion or any work of authorship (collectively a submission) including, without limitation, submissions about any of our products or services, such submission will not be confidential or secret, and may be used by us in any manner. Please do not submit or send any submission to us that you consider contains confidential or proprietary information. No submission sent to us will be considered or treated as confidential information. We do not pre-screen submissions and we will have no obligation to read any particular submission submitted or sent to us. By submitting or sending a submission to us, you: (i) represent and warrant that the submission is original to you, that no other party has any rights thereto, and that any moral rights in such submission have been waived, and (ii) you grant us a royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully transferable, assignable and sub licensable right and license to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, display, translate, summarize, modify and adapt such submission (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, in our sole discretion, with or without your name.
Not an Appraisal
Neither the Properly Offer nor ProperPrice™ is an appraisal, and neither necessarily represents the “market value” of your home. The Properly Offer is the purchase price Properly is willing to pay for your home. The Properly Offer is calculated by Properly using a propriety formula, based on information you have submitted to Properly, and publicly-available information regarding your property.
No Rights Granted in Intellectual Property or Content
Nothing contained on the Site should be considered as granting you, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any copyrighted material, trade-marks, logos, or other names, or other intellectual property used on or in connection with the Site, including, but not limited to, those identifying Properly and/or its affiliates, licensors and related companies, or their respective products and services displayed on the Site, without the expressed written consent of the applicable rights holder. You do not acquire any ownership rights in any Content, nor are you granted any commercial, sale, resale, reproduction, licensing or sub-licensing, distribution, publishing, broadcast, transmission, performance or promotional use rights with respect to the Content.
Your Limited Rights with Respect to Content
You may only copy and store Content on your own computer for your personal, non-commercial home use, and you may not copy, share, modify, translate, license or sublicense, distribute, publish, broadcast, transmit, perform, display, sell or disseminate any Content to another recipient or otherwise use the Content for any other purpose. You are hereby advised that Properly, its affiliates and licensors will aggressively enforce their intellectual property rights to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Prohibited Use of the Site and Content
Your use of the Site and the Content must comply with this Agreement, all applicable laws and all applicable Properly policies. Without limitation, you may not use the Site to directly or indirectly:
- invade another person's privacy or collect, disclose or store personal information about other persons (including telephone numbers, street addresses, email addresses, last names, etc.);
- "stalk" or otherwise harass another person;
- harm minors;
- unlawfully promote or incite hatred; or
- impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to a Properly official, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
You must be 16 years of age to use this website.
Third Party Content
Web sites accessed via links or other means from the Site have, unless otherwise indicated, been independently developed by third parties. The inclusion of any Content or links on the Site should not be construed as an express nor an implied endorsement of any third party products or services by us. We are not responsible for the Content or opinions expressed on any linked web sites, and such web sites are in no way investigated, monitored or checked by us.
Linking and Framing
Unless otherwise agreed in writing by us, you may only provide a hypertext link to the Site on another web site, provided that (a) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with our names and trade-marks, as determined by us in our sole and absolute discretion; (b) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not create the false appearance that an entity is associated with or sponsored by us, as determined by us in our sole and absolute discretion; (c) the link, when activated by a user, must display the Site full-screen and not within a "frame" on the linked web site; and (d) we reserve the right to revoke our consent to the link at any time in our sole discretion.
You may be issued a unique user name and password to access portions of the Site. You are solely responsible for protecting your user name and password. We are not liable for any claims, losses, actions, damages, suits or proceedings relating to the sharing of your user name and password with others. You agree to notify Properly immediately after you become aware of any unauthorized use of your user name and password, and to take such reasonable steps as are necessary to prevent any reoccurrence of such event.
This Agreement shall continue indefinitely until terminated by you or us pursuant to the provisions hereof or in accordance with applicable law. We may discontinue, or terminate your access to, the Site or any portion of the Site, at any time without notice to you. Our discontinuance of the Site or any portion of the Site may result in the removal or deletion of Content made available by you. You are responsible for maintaining any required back up copies of such Content. Properly will not be liable to you with respect to its deletion of any Content.
Disclaimer of Warranties
THE SITE, AND ALL CONTENT, MATERIAL, INFORMATION OR POSTINGS FOUND ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. PROPERLY, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND RELATED COMPANIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS AND AGENTS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SUITABILITY FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ARISING FROM ANY COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE. NEITHER PROPERLY NOR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND RELATED COMPANIES, NOR EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS AND AGENTS MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, TRUTHFULNESS OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE CONTENTS OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIAL, OR POSTING FOUND ON THE SITE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY PRESS RELEASES OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION), ANY SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE, OR ANY LINKS TO OTHER SITES MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON SUCH SITE(S), OR AS TO THE CONTINUOUS OR ERROR FREE USE AND OPERATION OF THE SITE. NEITHER PROPERLY NOR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND RELATED COMPANIES, NOR EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS OR AGENTS MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE SITE OR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR FREE, OR FREE FROM DEFECTS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION AND FUNDAMENTAL BREACH SHALL PROPERLY OR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND RELATED COMPANIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS AND AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY LOSS THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE, ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIAL, OR POSTINGS ON THE SITE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY. THESE LIMITATIONS APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE PARTY LIABLE OR ALLEGEDLY LIABLE WAS ADVISED, HAD OTHER REASON TO KNOW, OR IN FACT KNEW OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NEITHER PROPERLY NOR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND RELATED COMPANIES, NOR EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS AND AGENTS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER, INCLUDING YOU.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Properly, its affiliates, licensors and related companies, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, consultants and agents from and against all claims, liability, and expenses, including all legal fees and costs, arising out of: (a) your breach of any provision of this Agreement; or (b) your use of the Site, the Content , your contributions and the placement or transmission of any Content or any of your contributions on the Site made by you or others using your user name and password. Properly reserves the right, in its sole discretion and at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the prior written consent of Properly or its affiliates, licensors or related companies. You will co-operate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim.
Remedies & Recourse
- If you are dissatisfied with the Site or with this Agreement, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.
- Properly reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of this Agreement, including the right to block access from a particular IP address to the Site or any part thereof.
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Multiple Listing Service® Trademark
The trademarks MLS®, Multiple Listing Service® and the associated logos are owned by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify the quality of services provided by real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.
Other Important Terms
Any disputes arising hereunder shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to their conflict of laws principles. You expressly consent to the exclusive forum, jurisdiction, and venue of the courts of Ontario and/or the Federal Court of Canada in Ontario, or any other judicial district or jurisdiction as Properly may determine in any and all actions. This Agreement and any rules, policies, guidelines or other agreements posted on the Site by Properly constitute the entire agreement between Properly and you with respect to your use of the Site. No waiver by either Properly or you of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. If any provisions contained herein shall be determined to be void, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such termination shall not affect the remaining provisions contained herein. This Agreement has been drawn up in the English language at the express request of the parties. La présente convention a été rédigée en anglais à la demande expresse des parties.
To contact Properly in connection with this Agreement or the Site, write to:
c/o Properly Inc.
Suite 300, 214 King Street W
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