Last updated: November 1, 2016
Welcome to CityBldr!
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
By using the Service in any way, you are agreeing to comply with the TOU. In addition, when using particular CityBldr Services, you agree to abide by any applicable posted guidelines for all CityBldr services, which may change from time to time. Should you object to any term or condition of the TOU, any guidelines, or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with CityBldr in any way, your only recourse, if you are a Buyer or Seller, is to immediately discontinue use of CityBldr, and, if you are an agent paying for a subscription to these Services, your only remedy is termination of your subscription upon the terms and conditions of the subscription agreement. CityBldr has the right, but is not obligated, to strictly enforce the TOU through a variety of means, which may include self-help, litigation and other criminal or civil prosecution.
2. MODIFICATIONS TO THIS AGREEMENT
CityBldr reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and conditions at any time. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. You must review this agreement on a regular basis to keep yourself apprised of any changes. You can view the most recent version of the TOU at: http://www.citybldr.com .
You understand that all postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, or other materials ("Content") posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Service, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. More specifically, you are entirely responsible for each individual item ("Item") of Content that you post, email or otherwise make available via the Service. You understand that CityBldr does not control, and is not responsible for Content made available through the Service, and that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. Furthermore, the CityBldr site and Content available through the Service may contain links to other websites, which are completely independent of CityBldr . CityBldr makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such site. Your linking to any other webites is at your own risk. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, that you may not rely on said Content, and that under no circumstances will CityBldr be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Service. You acknowledge that CityBldr does not pre-screen or approve Content, but that CityBldr shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via the Service, for violating the letter or spirit and intent of the TOU or for any other reason.
4. THIRD PARTY CONTENT, SITES, AND SERVICES
The CityBldr site and Content available through the Service may contain features and functionalities that may link you or provide you with access to third party content which is completely independent of CityBldr , including web sites, directories, servers, networks, systems, information and databases, applications, software, programs, products or services, and the Internet as a whole.
Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.
You agree that CityBldr shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between users and any third party, you understand and agree that CityBldr is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you hereby release CityBldr, its officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and / or our service. 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."
5. PRIVACY AND INFORMATION DISCLOSURE
1. Protecting your privacy: We don't send you unsolicited communications for marketing purposes. We offer email anonymization & relay , to reduce 3rd party harvesting & spam. Account information is password-protected. Keep your password safe. Forums use basic webserver authentication. Close your browser to log out. CityBldr does not knowingly collect any information from persons under the age of 13. If CityBldr learns that a posting is by a person under the age of 13, CityBldr will remove that post. CityBldr , or people who post on CityBldr , may provide links to third party websites, which may have different privacy practices. We are not responsible for, nor have any control over, the privacy policies of those third party websites, and encourage all users to read the privacy policies of each and every website visited.
2. Data we collect: We collect your email address, for purposes such as sending self-publishing and confirmation emails, authenticating user accounts, providing subscription email services, registering for forums, etc. We sometimes collect your phone number for account authentication purposes, and may transmit it to a third party service for telerobotic verification. CityBldr does not store credit card information. Credit card transactions are transmitted to a financial gateway, and we endeavor to protect the security of your payment information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. We may collect personal information if you provide it in feedback or comments, or if you contact us directly. Please do not post any personal information on CityBldr forums that you expect to keep private. Our web logs collect standard web log entries for each page served, including your IP address, page URL, and timestamp. Web logs help us to diagnose problems with our server, to administer the CityBldr site, and to otherwise provide our service to you.
3. Data we store: All forum postings, if any, are stored in our database, even after "deletion," and may be archived elsewhere. Our web logs and other records are stored indefinitely. Although we make good faith efforts to store the information in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee complete security.
5. International Users: By visiting our web site and providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that due to the international dimension of CityBldr we may use the data collected in the course of our relationship for the purposes identified in this policy or in our other communications with you, including the transmission of information outside your resident jurisdiction. In addition, please understand that such data may be stored on servers located in the United States. By providing us with your data, you consent to the transfer of such data.
You agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available Content:
a) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or is harmful to minors in any way;
b) that is offensive;
c) that harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
d) that violates the Fair Housing Act by stating, in any notice or ad for the sale or rental of any dwelling, a discriminatory preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap (or violates any state or local law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of these or other characteristics);
e) that impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a CityBldr employee, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
f) that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent;
g) that is false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful, misinformative, or constitutes "bait and switch";
h) that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, or Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
i) that constitutes or contains "affiliate marketing," "link referral code," "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or unsolicited commercial advertisement;
j) that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if: posted in areas of the CityBldr sites which are not designated for such purposes; or emailed to CityBldr users who have not indicated in writing that it is ok to contact them about other services, products or commercial interests.
k) that includes links to commercial services or web sites, except as allowed in "services";
l) that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
m) that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive amount of Content (flooding attack) to the Service, or that otherwise negatively affects other users' ability to use the Service; or
n) that employs misleading email addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of Content transmitted through the Service.
Additionally, you agree not to:
a) contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted, or make unsolicited contact with anyone for any commercial purpose;
b) "stalk" or otherwise harass anyone;
c) collect personal data about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes;
d) use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from the Service - unless expressly permitted by CityBldr;
e) post non-local or otherwise irrelevant Content, repeatedly post the same or similar Content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
f) attempt to gain unauthorized access to CityBldr' computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the Service or the CityBldr website; or
g) use any form of automated device or computer program that enables the submission of postings on CityBldr without each posting being manually entered by the author thereof (an "automated posting device"), including without limitation, the use of any such automated posting device to submit postings in bulk, or for automatic submission of postings at regular intervals.
h) use any form of automated device or computer program ("flagging tool") that enables the use of CityBldr' "flagging system" or other community moderation systems without each flag being manually entered by the person that initiates the flag (an "automated flagging device"), or use the flagging tool to remove posts of competitors, or to remove posts without a good faith belief that the post being flagged violates these TOU.
7. POSTING AGENTS
A "Posting Agent" is a third-party agent, service, or intermediary that offers to post Content to the Service on behalf of others. To moderate demands on CityBldr ' resources, you may not use a Posting Agent to post Content to the Service without express permission or license from CityBldr . Correspondingly, Posting Agents are not permitted to post Content on behalf of others, to cause Content to be so posted, or otherwise access the Service to facilitate posting Content on behalf of others, except with express permission or license from CityBldr.
8. NO SPAM POLICY
You understand and agree that sending unsolicited email advertisements to CityBldr email addresses or through CityBldr computer systems, which is expressly prohibited by these Terms, will use or cause to be used servers located in Washington. Any unauthorized use of CityBldr computer systems is a violation of these Terms and certain federal and state laws, including without limitation the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030 et seq.). Such violations may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties.
9. FEES FOR SERVICE
If you are an Agent, we charge a fee for the Service. The fee is an access fee permitting Content to be searched. Each Buyer posting Content to the Service is responsible for said Content and compliance with the TOU. All fees paid by the Agent will be non-refundable even if certain Content is removed from the Service for violating the TOU.
10. LIMITATIONS ON SERVICE
You acknowledge that CityBldr may establish limits concerning use of the Service, including the maximum number of days that Content will be retained by the Service, the maximum number and size of postings, email messages, or other Content that may be transmitted or stored by the Service, and the frequency with which you may access the Service. You agree that CityBldr has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that CityBldr reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice, and that CityBldr shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
11. ACCESS TO THE SERVICE
CityBldr grants Buyers a limited, revocable, nonexclusive license to access the Service for your own personal use at no charge. This license does not include: (a) access to the Service by Agents; or (b) any collection, aggregation, copying, duplication, display or derivative use of the Service nor any use of data mining, robots, spiders, or similar data gathering and extraction tools for any purpose unless expressly permitted by CityBldr . A limited exception to (b) is provided to general purpose internet search engines and non-commercial public archives that use such tools to gather information for the sole purpose of displaying hyperlinks to the Service, provided they each do so from a stable IP address or range of IP addresses using an easily identifiable agent and comply with our robots.txt file. CityBldr permits you to display on your website, or create a hyperlink on your website to, individual postings on the Service so long as such use is for noncommercial and/or news reporting purposes only (e.g., for use in personal web blogs or personal online media). If the total number of such postings displayed or linked to on your website exceeds one hundred (100) postings, your use will be presumed to be in violation of the TOU, absent express permission granted by CityBldr to do so. You may also create a hyperlink to the home page of CityBldr sites so long as the link does not portray CityBldr , its employees, or its affiliates in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter.
CityBldr grants Agents a limited, revocable, nonexclusive license to access the Service for commercial purposes for a fee. This license does not include: (a) access to the Service by Agents other than yourself; or (b) any collection, aggregation, copying, duplication, display or derivative use of the Service nor any use of data mining, robots, spiders, or similar data gathering and extraction tools for any purpose unless expressly permitted by CityBldr.
Use of the Service beyond the scope of authorized access granted to you by CityBldr immediately terminates said permission or license. In order to collect, aggregate, copy, duplicate, display or make derivative use of the Service or any Content made available via the Service for other purposes (including commercial purposes) not stated herein, you must first obtain a license from CityBldr .
12. TERMINATION OF SERVICE
You agree that CityBldr , in its sole discretion, has the right (but not the obligation) to delete or deactivate your account, block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of the Service (or any part thereof), immediately and without notice, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, if CityBldr believes that you have acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOU. Further, you agree that CityBldr shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service. Further, you agree not to attempt to use the Service after said termination. Sections 2, 4, 6 and 8-14 shall survive termination of the TOU.
13. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
The Service is protected to the maximum extent permitted by copyright laws and international treaties. Content displayed on or through the Service is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyrights laws, and international conventions. Any reproduction, modification, creation of derivative works from or redistribution of the site or the collective work, and/or copying or reproducing the sites or any portion thereof to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of CityBldr . You further agree not to reproduce, duplicate or copy Content from the Service without the express written consent of CityBldr , and agree to abide by any and all copyright notices displayed on the Service. You may not decompile or disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any aspect of the Service. CityBldr is a registered mark in the Trademark Office.
Although CityBldr does not claim ownership of content that its users post, by posting Content to any area of the Service, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to CityBldr an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute said Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, said Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses (through multiple tiers) of the foregoing. Furthermore, by posting Content to any public area of the Service, you automatically grant CityBldr all rights necessary to prohibit any subsequent aggregation, display, copying, duplication, reproduction, or exploitation of the Content on the Service by any party for any purpose.
14. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE CityBldr SITE AND THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CityBldr SITE AND THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" OR "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CityBldr DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE CityBldr SITE AND THE SERVICE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CityBldr DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE CityBldr SITE OR THE SITES OR SERVICE, OR ACCESSED THROUGH ANY LINKS ON THE CityBldr SITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CityBldr DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CityBldr SITE OR THE SERVICE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to you insofar as they relate to implied warranties.
15. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CityBldr BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF CityBldr HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM ANY ASPECT OF YOUR USE OF THE CityBldr SITE OR THE SERVICE, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF THE CityBldr SITE OR THE SERVICE, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE CityBldr SITE OR THE SERVICE, OR THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, MODIFICATION, ALTERATION, OR TERMINATION OF THE CityBldr SITE OR THE SERVICE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CityBldr SITE OR THE SERVICE OR ANY LINKS ON THE CityBldr SITE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CityBldr SITE OR THE SERVICE OR ANY LINKS ON THE CityBldr SITE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.
You agree to indemnify and hold CityBldr , its officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, agents, service providers, suppliers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your violation of the TOU, your breach of any of the representations and warranties herein, or your violation of any rights of another.
17. GENERAL INFORMATION
The TOU constitute the entire agreement between you and CityBldr and govern your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and CityBldr . The TOU and the relationship between you and CityBldr shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and CityBldr agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of King, Washington. The failure of CityBldr to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOU shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOU is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOU remain in full force and effect. 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 Service or the TOU must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.
You understand and agree that, because damages are often difficult to quantify, if it becomes necessary for CityBldr to pursue legal action to enforce these Terms, you will be liable to pay CityBldr the following amounts as liquidated damages, which you accept as reasonable estimates of CityBldr' damages for the specified breaches of these Terms:
a. If you post a message that (1) impersonates any person or entity; (2) falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity or provides false data of any other kind; or (3) that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent, you agree to pay CityBldr one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each such message.
b. If CityBldr establishes limits on the frequency with which you may access the Service, or terminates your access to or use of the Service, you agree to pay CityBldr one hundred dollars ($100) for each message posted in excess of such limits or for each day on which you access CityBldr in excess of such limits, whichever is higher.
c.If you send unsolicited email advertisements to CityBldr email addresses or through CityBldr computer systems, you agree to pay CityBldr twenty five dollars ($25) for each such email.
d.If you post Content in violation of the TOU, other than as described above, you agree to pay CityBldr one hundred dollars ($100) for each Item of Content posted. In its sole discretion, CityBldr may elect to issue a warning before assessing damages.
e.If you are an Agent that uses the Service in violation of the TOU, in addition to any liquidated damages under clause (d), you agree to pay CityBldr one hundred dollars ($100) for each and every violation of the TOU. An Agent will also be deemed an agent of the party engaging the Posting Agent to access the Service (the "Principal"), and the Principal (by engaging the Agent in violation of the TOU) agrees to pay CityBldr an additional one hundred dollars ($100) for each Item posted by the Posting Agent on behalf of the Principal in violation of the TOU.
f. If you aggregate, display, copy, duplicate, reproduce, or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content (except for your own Content) in violation of these Terms without CityBldr ' express written permission, you agree to pay CityBldr three thousand dollars ($3,000) for each day on which you engage in such conduct.
Otherwise, you agree to pay CityBldr ' actual damages, to the extent such actual damages can be reasonably calculated. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms, CityBldr retains the right to seek the remedy of specific performance of any term contained in these Terms, or a preliminary or permanent injunction against the breach of any such term or in aid of the exercise of any power granted in these Terms, or any combination thereof.
For questions or clarifications about these terms, as well as any comments you may have, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .