TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Effective Date: April 15, 2020.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
These Terms and Conditions of Use (the "Terms") apply to your use of any web site, application, or other online service (collectively, the "Site") operated by Home Partners of America, Inc. ("Home Partners of America", "We", "Us", "Our") that posts these Terms. The goal of this Site is to provide you with access to information about Home Partners of America and our Lease with Purchase Right. Please read the Terms carefully before continuing on with your use of this Site. These Terms shall govern the use of the Site and apply to all Internet traffic visiting the Site. By accessing or using this Site, you agree to the Terms. The Terms are meant to protect all of our Site visitors and your use of this Site signifies your agreement with these Terms. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS SITE. Home Partners of America 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 Site after we have posted notice of such modifications, alterations or updates you agree to be bound by such revised Terms.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHTS, AND RESTRICTIONS
This Site is controlled and operated by Home Partners of America, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606, telephone (877) 234-5155. All content on this Site, including, but not limited to text, images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips (the "Content"), 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 Home Partners of America or its affiliates, 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 Home Partners. Content on this Site or any online service 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 email or other electronic means) for commercial use without the prior written consent of Home Partners or the Providers. You may request consent by email to email@example.com. Without the prior written consent of Home Partners or the Providers, your modification of the Content, use of the Content on any other website, application, online service, 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 the Site and/or the Providers’ copyrights, trademarks or service marks and other proprietary rights, and is prohibited. You may not use any trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials appearing on this 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 website, application, or online service any of the Content or other materials on this Site without prior written consent of Home Partners.
As a condition to your use of this Site, you warrant to Home Partners that you will not use our 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 Site immediately terminates without the necessity of any notice. Home Partners retains the right to deny access to anyone at its discretion for any reason, including for violation of these Terms.
You are specifically prohibited from any use of this Site, and You agree not to use or permit others to use this Site, for any of the following: (a) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site's infrastructure, including but not limited to "spam" or other such unsolicited mass emailing techniques; (b) disclose to, or share with, the assigned confirmation numbers and/or passwords with any unauthorized third parties or using 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 code comprising or in any way making up a part of this Site; (d) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any information or Content, which proprietary rights that You do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (e) violating any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, any regulations having the force of law; and, (f) using any robot, spider, intelligent agent, other automatic device, or manual process to search, monitor or copy any element of the Site, or the Content without Our prior written permission, provided that generally available third party Web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer® may be used without such permission.
MEMBERSHIP AND REGISTRATION
Certain areas of the Site may require registration or may otherwise ask you to provide information to participate in certain features or access certain Content. The decision to provide this information is purely optional; however, if you elect not to provide such information, you may not be able to access certain Content or participate in certain features of the Site. When you provide information to the Site, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information and to update it as necessary to maintain its truth and accuracy.
If you register with us, you agree you will not sell, transfer or assign your membership or any membership rights. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, if any, and for restricting access to your computer and devices so that others may not access the password protected portion of the Site using your account in whole or in part. We reserve the right to terminate your account or otherwise deny you access in its sole discretion without notice and without liability.
SOCIAL MEDIA APPLICATIONS
The Site may offer features that enable interactions between the Site and a third-party website or service or contain integration with third-party platforms (each, a "Social Application"), such as enabling you to “share” or "tweet” content from the Site on other online services. By using such features, you acknowledge and agree to the following: (i) if you use a feature to share information relating to your activity on the Site, you are consenting to your information and content being shared; (ii) your use of a Social Application may cause personally identifying information to be publicly disclosed and/or associated with you, even if Home Partners has not provided such information; and (iii) your use of a Social Application is at your own option and risk, and you will hold Home Partners harmless for the sharing of information relating to your activity on the Site. You must read all login and other pop-up boxes closely for notices about sharing your content and information with, through or by any other means identified in a Social Application.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
This Site may contain links to other websites ("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 Home Partners' control, and Home Partners is not responsible for, and does not endorse, such content, whether or not Home Partners is affiliated with the owners of such Linked Sites. You may not establish a hyperlink to this Site or provide any links that state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your website by Home Partners or Providers.
Home Partners grants you the revocable permission to link to the Site; provided, however, that your website, or any third party websites that link to the Site: (a) must not frame or create a browser or border environment around any of the content on the Site or otherwise mirror any part of the Site; (b) must not imply that Home Partners is endorsing or sponsoring it or its products, unless Home Partners has given it prior written consent; (c) must not present false information about, or disparage, tarnish, or otherwise, in Home Partners’ sole opinion, harm us or our products or services; (d) must not use any Home Partners’ trademarks without prior written permission from Home Partners; (e) must not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial or otherwise objectionable (in our sole opinion); and (f) must be owned and controlled by you or the person or entity placing the link, or otherwise permit you to enable such link subject to these Terms. By linking to the Site, you agree that you do and will continue to comply with the above linking requirements.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these Terms, we reserve the right to prohibit linking to the Site for any reason in our sole and absolute discretion even if the linking complies with the requirements described above.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
ALL CONTENT ON THIS 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, HOME PARTNERS DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER HOME PARTNERS, OR ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES, NOR THE PROVIDERS, NOR ANY PERSON INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF THIS SITE WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS 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 SITE IS PROVIDED SOLELY FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE AND INFORMATION ONLY. HOME PARTNERS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, OR AS TO THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY OR CURRENCY OF ANY INFORMATION CONTENT, SERVICE AND/OR MERCHANDISE ACQUIRED PURSUANT TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU (AND NOT HOME PARTNERS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF YOUR SYSTEM. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT NEITHER HOME PARTNERS, NOR ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES (INCLUDING ANY PROVIDERS), NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, NOR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THIS 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 SITE OR ANY OTHER LINKED SITE. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, HOME PARTNERS AND 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 SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT HOME PARTNERS 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, HOME PARTNERS' LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
BY ACCESSING A SITE, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: "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."
THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
These Terms are for the benefit of Home Partners and the Providers, 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.
Unless otherwise specified, the Content contained in this Site is presented solely for your convenience and/or information. This Site is controlled and operated by Home Partners from its offices within Chicago, Illinois. Home Partners makes no representation that Content in its Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this 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 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 Illinois, as they are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such State. Any action you, any third party or Home Partners brings to enforce these Terms, or in connection with any matters related to this Site, shall be brought only in either the state or Federal courts located in and for Chicago, Illinois and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts. If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
TERM AND TERMINATION
Home Partners reserves the right to terminate your access to and use of the Site or any of its features in its sole discretion, without notice and liability, including, without limitation, if Home Partners believes your conduct fails to conform to these Terms. Home Partners also reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms. Any violation of these Terms may be referred to law enforcement authorities.
Home Partners also reserves the exclusive right to modify, withdraw, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, at any time and from time to time, any materials, information, or content available on the Site, without limitation, in whole or in part, including the cessation of all activities associated with the Site, with or without notice. You agree that Home Partners will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site or any part thereof. Home Partners also reserves the right to charge for use of the Site, in whole or in part, and to change its fees from time to time in its discretion.
The failure of Home Partners to act with respect to a breach of these Terms by you or others does not constitute a waiver and will not limit Home Partners’ rights with respect to such breach or any subsequent breaches. No waiver by Home Partners of any of these Terms will be of any force or effect unless made in writing and signed by a duly authorized officer of Home Partners. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice will act to modify these Terms. Home Partners may assign its rights and duties under these Terms to any party at any time without any notice to you. These Terms may not be assigned by you without Home Partners’ prior written consent. If any provision of these Terms will be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. The Section titles are inserted only as a matter of convenience and have no legal or contractual effect. You agree that these Terms will not be construed against Home Partners by virtue of Home Partners having drafted them.
Home Partners will not be liable to you or be deemed to be in breach of its obligations under these Terms for any delay or failure in performance caused by acts beyond Home Partners’ reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of God, war, terrorism, accidents, fires, floods, strikes, labor disputes, shortages or delays in obtaining supplies or service, materials, labor, or transportation, interruption of utility services or the Internet, acts of any unit of government or any governmental agency, or any similar or dissimilar cause.
ANY RIGHTS NOT EXPRESSLY GRANTED HEREIN ARE RESERVED BY HOME PARTNERS OF AMERICA, INC.