Terms & Conditions
Intellectual Property Rights. Unless otherwise indicated, this Website and its contents, including all trademarks, service marks, and logos, are the property of Velvet Elves or used by permission, and are protected pursuant to U.S. and foreign copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. This Website and the material on this Website may not be modified, copied, distributed, republished, downloaded, uploaded, or commercially exploited in any manner without the prior written consent of Velvet Elves, except that you are permitted to print or download on a single computer a copy of any of the materials on this Website for personal non-commercial use, provided no copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices are removed. No intellectual property or other rights in or to this Website or its contents are transferred to you. The photographs, artwork, and information contained in this Website are copyrighted and may not be distributed, modified, reused, reposted, or otherwise used outside the scope of normal web browsing without the express written permission of Velvet Elves.
Real Estate Service; Advertising. This Website is owned by Velvet Elves, a real estate information provider whose services assist consumers, service providers and real estate professionals in their search for various real estate services. You hereby acknowledge and agree that your relationship with Velvet Elves is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that your decision to submit any material to Velvet Elves does not place Velvet Elves in a position of trust or any position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to the material you submit.
This Website may contain information related to real estate service companies (hereinafter referred to as “Vendor(s)”). The Vendors either provide the information or we obtain the information from various sources generally deemed reliable. Still, we cannot warrant the validity of the information, nor do we guarantee the quality of the services provided by the Vendors or any other third-party. Determining the need for real estate services is an important decision and requires some analysis. We are not responsible for any material, information, or products or services contained in the linked sites or provided by Vendors. Although care has been taken to provide the most reliable, accurate, and current information, all users of the Website are encouraged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any Vendor that they might engage. In addition, this Website may contain advertising and sponsorships. Advertisers and sponsors are solely responsible for ensuring that material submitted by advertisers or sponsors for inclusion on the Website is accurate and complies with applicable laws. We will not be responsible for the illegality of, or any error or inaccuracy in, any Vendor’s, advertiser’s or sponsor’s materials.
Your Conduct. You agree that you will:
not access, or attempt to access, restricted portions of the Website by any means other than the interface provided by Velvet Elves;
not transmit, post, send, upload, distribute, submit, or otherwise make available any materials or content that violate any law or that constitute false, harmful, threatening, abusive, tortious, defamatory, libelous, disparaging (including disparagement of Velvet Elves), vulgar, obscene, or pornographic material or material that promotes violence, racial hatred, terrorism or illegal acts, or is otherwise objectionable (as determined by Velvet Elves in its sole discretion);
not transmit, post, send, upload, distribute, submit or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful or infringes, violates or misappropriates any patent, trademark, trade secret, publicity right, privacy right, copyright or any other intellectual property rights, or any other rights of any third party;
not interfere with or disrupt the use and enjoyment of the Website by Velvet Elves or any third party;
not transmit, post, send, upload, distribute, submit or otherwise make available any viruses, Trojan horses, or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files, or material that interfere with Velvet Elves’ or any third party’s use and enjoyment of the Website and any other software, hardware, and data;
not impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Website or to Velvet Elves, including, without limitation, forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any transmission to the Website for any reason;
not transmit, post, send, upload, distribute, submit, or otherwise make available through the Website any personal advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or offer for sale of any products or services, except in areas, if any, specifically designated for such purposes;
not resell, sublicense, frame, duplicate, reproduce, or otherwise commercially exploit the Website without the prior written agreement of Velvet Elves; and
not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices on the Website or any material obtained from or through the Website.
Title Insurance Company and Vendor Ethics Notice.If you are a title insurance company, mortgage provider or other real estate service provider participating in any aspect of this Website, you acknowledge that rules of professional conduct apply to all aspects of your participation and that you will abide by such rules. The rules include, but are not limited to, the rules relating to advertising, solicitation of clients, unauthorized practice of appraising, and misrepresentations of fact. We disclaim all responsibility for your compliance with these rules.
License of Your Content to Us.By uploading or submitting any of Your Content (as defined below) for use on the Web Site, you grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, fully paid-up, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, publicly perform and display, translate, create derivative works from, and distribute such of Your Content or incorporate such of Your Content into any form, medium or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe. You hereby waive any moral rights (or “droit moral”) you may have in and to Your Content that you submit to Velvet Elves, even if such material is altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. If you provided Your Content for you in connection with the performance of services, you grant us and any Vendor and other user that you designate to have access thereto, a royalty-free, fully paid-up, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, publicly perform and display, translate, create derivative works from, and distribute such of Your Content or incorporate such of Your Content into any form, medium or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe as necessary to provide the services contemplated by your submission. Documents that you provide to us (or to other service providers using our Service) for completion of a specific transaction are Your Content, but such documents will be used by us and others that you permit to have access to such documents solely for the purpose of the applicable transaction.
Registration.Certain sections of this Web Site may require you to register and provide certain information. If registration is required, you agree to provide us with accurate and complete registration information and to update your registration information as necessary to keep it accurate. You agree that you will not allow others to use your member name, password, and/or account and you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your account. You agree to notify Velvet Elves immediately of any unauthorized use of your account. You agree that you are solely responsible for the security of your account information and that you are responsible for any access to the website (including, without limitation, any transactions conducted and charges incurred) using your account information. Velvet Elves shall not be responsible for any losses arising out of the unauthorized use of your member name, password, and/or account and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Velvet Elves, its partners, parents, subsidiaries, agents, affiliates, and/or licensors, as applicable, for any improper, unauthorized, or illegal uses of the same. You agree that if you are an employee or agent of an entity (e.g., team leader or service provider) that has allowed you to access the Service as an employee or agent of such entity, that all account information, content and your registration data will remain with such entity and such entity may control (and deny) your access to the Service.
Agreement to Pay.You agree to pay for all services that you purchase through the Website at the then-current fees for the Service and Velvet Elves may charge your credit card for any such payment(s). Velvet Elves may, in its discretion, post charges to your credit card individually or may aggregate your charges with other purchases you make on the Website. You are responsible for keeping your account secure and confidential and you will be responsible for any charges that are incurred by any person through your account. All charges will be billed to the credit card you designate when you first make a purchase or incur a charge. If any of your billing information changes, you must update that information in the “Member Information” section of the “My Account” area. We reserve the right to adjust pricing for our service or any components thereof in any manner and at any time as we may determine in our sole and absolute discretion. You acknowledge and agree that Velvet Elves may periodically adjust its pricing and you remain responsible for such adjusted pricing. Velvet Elves will post any adjusted pricing to the Website.
All sales are final and non-refundable.
Taxes.Prices quoted are generally exclusive of any applicable taxes, including sales taxes. You agree to pay any sales, use or similar taxes related to your purchases through the Website, excluding any taxes on Velvet Elves’ net income.
Electronic Contracts.You agree that any submissions you make for electronic purchases constitute your intent and agreement to be bound by the terms of and to pay for such purchases. To the extent that such electronic purchases are offered to you by a third party, you acknowledge that Velvet Elves shall not be responsible or liable to you for the products or services purchased from such third party.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Waivers.This Website and the material on this Website and the services provided through the Website are provided “AS IS” and is without warranty of any kind. Velvet Elves disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including without limitation, the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to this Website and the material on this Website. Velvet Elves also makes no representations or warranties as to whether the information accessible on this Website, and the services offered through the Website, are accurate, error-free, complete, or current or that access to the Website will be uninterrupted.SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY BY JURISDICTION. WHEN THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE EXCLUDED IN THEIR ENTIRETY, YOU AGREE THAT THEY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT AND SHORTEST DURATION PERMITTED BY LAW.
Cross-Border Use.Velvet Elves operates the Website in the United States. Information contained on the Website may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Website from territories where the content of the Website may be illegal is prohibited. If you access the Website from other locations, you do so on your own initiative and you are solely responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.