TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Welcome to MLS Worldwide!
By accessing any areas of www.mlsworldwide.com or www.mlswwd.com (the “Website(s)”), or using any of MLS Wordwide’s services (“Services”), the Website(s) and Service(s) collectively the “Platform”, you agree to be legally bound and to abide by the terms and conditions set forth below (these “Terms and Conditions” or “Terms”) including any subsequent modifications to them. Certain features of the Websites may be subject to additional guidelines, terms, or rules, which will be posted on the Websites in connection with such features. All such additional terms, guidelines, and rules are incorporated by reference into these Terms. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITES, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THESE TERMS, AND YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT, AUTHORITY, AND CAPACITY TO ENTER INTO THESE TERMS. YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR ACCEPT THE TERMS IF YOU ARE NOT AT LEAST 16 YEARS OF AGE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS AND/OR USE THE SITE. THESE TERMS REQUIRE THE USE OF ARBITRATION (SECTION 13) ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS, AND ALSO LIMIT THE REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO YOU IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE. THESE TERMS ALSO INCLUDE A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY (SECTION 2) FOR ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES AGAINST THE COMPANY THAT MAY ARISE OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM. The Platform is owned and operated by Platinum Global Residences Inc., a California (USA) corporation. Any references herein to MLS Worldwide, Platinum Global Residences Inc., www.mlsworldwide.com or www.mlswwd.com, “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us” shall be deemed to refer to the Platform and/or Platinum Global Residences Inc., as applicable under the circumstances.
1. OUR SERVICES, TERMS OF SALE
Our Services. Company offers real estate marketing services as Services through the Websites.
Payment. You may be required to pay fees to access certain features of the Services. All fees are non- refundable. If the Company changes the fees for all or part of the Services, including by adding fees or charges, the Company will provide you advance notice of those changes. If you do not accept the changes, the Company may discontinue providing the applicable part of the Services to you. The Company’s authorized third-party payment processor will charge the payment method you specified at the time of purchase. You authorize the Company to charge all fees as described in these Terms and Conditions for the Services you select to that payment method. If you pay any fees with a credit card, the Company may seek pre-authorization of your credit card account before your purchase to verify that the credit card is valid and has the necessary funds or credit available to cover your purchase.
Subscriptions. The Services may include features that allow for automatically recurring payments for periodic charges (“Subscription Service”). If you decide to activate a Subscription Service, you authorize the Company to periodically charge, on a going-forward basis and until cancellation of either the recurring payments or your account, all accrued sums on or before the payment due date for the accrued sums. The subscription will continue unless and until you cancel your subscription, or we terminate it. You must cancel your Subscription Service before it renews in order to avoid billing of the next periodic subscription fee to your account. We will bill the periodic subscription fee to the payment method you provide to us during registration (or to a different payment method if you change your payment information). The Company may change the subscription fee for any subsequent subscription period but will provide you advance notice of any increase before it applies. You may cancel a Subscription Service by contacting us at: [email protected] or through your settings page for the paid feature.
In addition to the price due for your Subscription Service, if there are delinquent amounts or chargebacks associated with your payment, you may be charged fees that are incidental to our collection of these delinquent amounts and chargebacks. Such fees or charges may include collection fees, convenience fees or other third-party charges.
If Company is unable to collect any amounts due via your selected payment method, you authorize Company to charge any other payment methods on file in your Company account (unless you have previously removed the authorization to charge such payment method(s)). In addition to other remedies Company may have due to your failure to pay any amounts when due, you may have to pay the Company a late payment charge at highest rate permitted by law, along with all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees Company incurs in collecting such amounts.
Your Account. When you make a purchase from the Websites, you may create an account as part of the checkout process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and restricting access to your password and account. You further agree to accept responsibility for all purchases and activities that occur under your account.
Acceptance of Order. Your placement of an order does not necessarily assure that we will accept your order. We reserve the right to refuse any order in our sole discretion. In addition, before accepting your order, we may require additional information if you have not provided all of the information required by us to complete your order. Once a properly completed order is received, authorization of your form of payment is received, and we have accepted your order, we will promptly place your order.
Pricing and Availability. All prices for Services (and the associated costs for tax) are shown in U.S. dollars. Depending upon your credit card’s currency and the country in which your card was issued, your credit card provider may impose foreign exchange fees, conversion fees and other fees which are in accordance with your arrangements with that credit card provider. If you have any questions about these fees or the exchange rate applied to your payment, please contact your bank. Company is not responsible for such fees and will not reimburse you for any such fees incurred. All Services are subject to availability and we reserve the right to impose limits on any order, to reject all or part of an order, and to discontinue Services without notice, even if you have already placed your order. Company, at its sole discretion, may make promotional offers with different features and different rates to any of Company’s customers. All prices are subject to change without notice as the Company deems necessary for Company’s business at any time. You agree that taxes may be adjusted from the amount shown on the payment screens. Several factors may cause this, such as variances between processor programs and changes in tax rates. Company, at its sole discretion, may make promotional offers with different features and different rate to any of Company’s customers.
Currency Conversion. Company may, in its sole discretion, round up or round down amounts that are payable from you to the nearest whole functional base unit in which the currency is denominated (i.e. to the nearest dollar, Euro, or other supported currency); for example and not by way of limitation, Company may round up an amount of $103.50 to $104.00 and round down on an amount of $103.49 to $103.00. For currencies that are denominated in large numbers, Company may determine the functional base unit in which those currencies are denominated to be 10, 100, or 1000 of the currency; for example and not by way of limitation, Company may round up an amount of 1145 to 1150 and 1144 down to 1140 if the currency is denominated by base 10.
2. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You expressly agree that use of the Services is at your sole risk. Neither Company nor its affiliates, nor any of their owners, officers, directors, employees, agents, third-party content providers, merchants, licensees, licensors, assigns, subsidiaries, suppliers, partners, advertisers, sponsors, or affiliates, including, without limitation, all parties involved in creating, producing, and/or delivering this Platform and/or Services and/or contents available on this Platform, and/or payments made through the Platform (collectively “Providers”), or the like, warrant that this Platform will be uninterrupted or error free, nor do they make any warranty as to any of the Services, or as to the accuracy, reliability, or currency of any information, content, service, or merchandise provided through the Websites.
Disclaimer of Warranties (Service Is Provided “As Is”). YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE PLATFORM PROVIDED BY COMPANY ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE PLATFORM (INCLUDING THE ABILITY TO PURCHASE SERVICES) COMPANY PROVIDES ARE STRICTLY PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COMPANY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW BY COMPANY AND ITS PROVIDERS. COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR GUARANTY AS TO THE RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON THIS PLATFORM. COMPANY DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT (A) THE USE OF THIS PLATFORM WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED, OR ERROR-FREE, (B) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, (C) ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, DATA, OR INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH COMPANY WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY SERVICES, INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH COMPANY WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, (E) ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (F) COMPANY OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKE OUR WEBSITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
Limitation of Liability and Indemnification. IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY EXCEED THE LESSER OF THE AMOUNTS ACTUALLY PAID BY AND/OR DUE FROM YOU IN THE THREE (3) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM. IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY OR ITS PROVIDERS BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE OR KIND (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, COMPANY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITES OR FOR ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, SERVICES, OR OTHER INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH COMPANY, OR FOR ANY INTERRUPTION, INACCURACY, ERROR, OR OMISSION, REGARDLESS OF CAUSE IN THE CONTENT, EVEN IF COMPANY OR ITS PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATES AND/OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR CERTAIN OTHER TYPES OF DAMAGES, SO THE EXCLUSIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD COMPANY AND ITS PROVIDERS HARMLESS FROM ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES, THAT MAY ARISE FROM (A) YOUR USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PLATFORM OR FOR ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, SERVICES OR OTHER INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE COMPANY AND (B) YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AND (C) YOUR VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, AT OUR OWN EXPENSE, TO ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU, IN WHICH EVENT YOU WILL COOPERATE WITH US IN ASSERTING ANY AVAILABLE DEFENSES. YOU AGREE NOT TO SETTLE ANY MATTER WITHOUT THE PRIOR CONSENT OF COMPANY. COMPANY WILL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO NOTIFY YOU OF ANY SUCH CLAIM, ACTION OR PROCEEDING UPON BECOMING AWARE OF IT.
INTERNET DELAYS. USE OF THIS PLATFORM MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS, DELAYS, AND OTHER PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE USE OF THE INTERNET AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS. COMPANY AND ITS PROVIDERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS, DELIVERY FAILURES, OR OTHER DAMAGE RESULTING FROM SUCH PROBLEMS.
Force Majeure. In addition to any excuse provided by applicable law, Company and its Providers shall be excused from liability for non-delivery or delay in delivery of Services available through this Platform arising from any event beyond our reasonable control, whether or not foreseeable by either party, including but not limited to: labor disturbance, war, fire, accident, adverse weather, inability to secure transportation, governmental act or regulation, and other causes or events beyond our reasonable control, whether or not similar to those which are enumerated above.
Links to Third Party Sites. This Platform may contain links to third party sites. These links are provided for convenience purposes and are not under the control of Company. If you choose to link to such third party websites, Company makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the content of such sites, including the operations, programming, and conduct of transactions over such sites. Company does not warrant that such sites or content are free from any claims of copyright or other infringement or that such sites or content are devoid of viruses. Company disclaims all liability of any kind whatsoever arising out of your use of, or inability to use, such third party websites, the use of your information by such third parties, and the security of information you provide to such third parties.
Informational Disclaimer. The content on the pages of the Platform may contain information related to the real estate industries. The content is for general information only. Content may change, be updated at any point without any notice. None of the facts or opinions on the Platform are given with the intent to substitute advice from professionals, where applicable. It is possible that the information provided on the Platform or a linked website is inaccurate, may contain typographical errors, or may be out of date. You agree that Company shall not be liable for any such inaccuracies, typos, or any other errors on the Platform. Company is also under no obligation to update or correct any information.
International Use. Although this Platform may be accessible worldwide, those who choose to access this Platform from other locations do so on their own initiative and at their own risk. If you choose to access this Platform from outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with local laws in your jurisdiction, including but not limited to, the taxation of Services purchased over the Internet. Any offer for any Service and/or information made in connection with the Websites is void where prohibited.
3. CONTENT AND COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP
Copyright and Limited License. Unless otherwise indicated, this Platform and all content and other materials therein, including, without limitation, the Company logo and all designs, Company’s trademarks and service marks, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Site Materials”) are the proprietary property of Company or its licensors or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You are granted a limited, non-sublicensable license to access and use this Platform and Site Materials for personal, informational, and marketing purposes only. Such license is subject to the Terms and Conditions and does not include: (a) any resale or commercial use of this Platform or Site Materials; (b) the collection and use of any Service listings, pictures, or descriptions; (c) the distribution, public performance, or public display of any Site Materials; (d) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of this Platform and the Site Materials, or any portion thereof; (e) use of any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (f) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of this Platform, the Site Materials, or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on this Platform; or (g) any use of this Platform or the Site Materials other than for its intended purpose. Any use of this Platform or Site Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of Company, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including, without limitation, copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed as conferring in any manner, whether by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any title or ownership of, or exclusive use-rights to, any intellectual property or other right and any goodwill associated therewith.
Advertisements and Promotions; Third-Party Products and Services. Company may display advertisements and promotions from third parties on this Platform or may otherwise provide information about or links to third-party products or services. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, privacy policies, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such third party. Company is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of such dealings or promotions or as the result of the presence of such non-Company advertisers or third party information on the Websites.
User Content. Certain portions of the Services may allow users to upload or otherwise provide to the Company images, photos, video, data, text, listings, and other content (“User Materials”). By uploading or otherwise providing User Materials to the Services, you grant the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free worldwide license to: (i) use, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, prepare derivative works of or incorporate into other works, and translate your User Materials, in connection with the Services, or in any other media; and (ii) sublicense these rights, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. The Company will not pay you for your User Materials or to exercise any rights related to your User Materials set forth in the preceding sentence. The Company may remove or modify your User Materials at any time. You are solely responsible for all User Materials made through your user account(s) on the Services or that you otherwise make available through the Services. For all User Materials, you represent and warrant that you are the creator and owner of the User Materials, or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions (including all permissions required under applicable privacy and intellectual property law) to authorize the Company and other users to access and use your User Materials as necessary to exercise the licenses granted by you under these Terms and Conditions.
The Company is under no obligation to edit or control your User Materials or the User Materials of any other user and will not be in any way responsible or liable for any User Materials. The Company may, however, at any time and without prior notice, screen, remove, edit, or block any User Materials on the Services, including User Materials, that in the Company’s sole judgment violate these Terms and Conditions or are objectionable, illegal, inaccurate, vulgar, defamatory, or otherwise inappropriate. You understand that when using the Services, you may be exposed to User Materials of other users and acknowledge that User Materials may be inaccurate, illegal, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Accordingly, the Company does not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided by users, including, but not limited to, square footage, lot size, zoning, rent control, permits, use code, schools and/or information concerning the conditions or features of the property listed by the user. You are advised to independently verify any information provided in User Material. You should also note that any property listed by a user may have video and other surveillance devices. You agree to waive, and do waive, any legal or equitable right or remedy you may have against the Company with respect to User Materials. The Company expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Materials. If notified by a user or content owner that User Materials allegedly do not conform with these Terms and Conditions, the Company may investigate the allegation and determine in the Company’s sole discretion whether to remove the User Materials, which the Company reserves the right to do at any time and without notice. If you believe that User Content you find on the Platform is inappropriate or otherwise inaccurate, please let the Company know at [email protected].
DMCA Policy. Company respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. Pursuant to this goal and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c), a copyright owner may submit a takedown request with the listed DMCA Agent below. Infringers of Company’s copyright policies listed herein and in Company’s Terms may lead to the termination of said infringer’s account.
To submit a valid DMCA notification, please follow the instructions below:
- A physical or electronic signature of the copyright holder/owner or someone authorized to act on behalf of the owner who has been allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work or list of works in question which the owner claims was infringed, the infringing material that the copyright holder wants removed, and information sufficient for the service provider (i.e. Company) to locate the works in question (e.g. the URL of the page in question)
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party such as name, physical address, email address, phone number, and fax number;
- A statement that the complaining party, in good faith, believes that the content in question and the use of the material in the manner complained is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement that the information in your notification is accurate and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Send all notifications pursuant to this section to our DMCA Agent.
11111 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 1848
Los Angeles, CA 90025
4. YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM
Your Conduct. The Platform is made available to you for personal, non-commercial use. Such use must be in compliance with all applicable laws and rules and regulations of the applicable jurisdiction and must not infringe or violate third party rights. Any unauthorized use of the Platform is a violation of these Terms and potentially federal and state laws. Such violations may subject the unauthorized user and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties.
Examples of unauthorized activities on the Platform include:
- Impersonating on behalf of any person or entity or otherwise misrepresenting yourself;
- Stalking, intimidating, threatening, or harassing or causing discomfort to other users of the Platform;
- Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email;
- Attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Company system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
- Circumventing or attempting to circumvent any filtering, copy protection mechanisms, security measures, or other features Company may adopt for the Platform, other users, or third parties;
- You may not deep-link to any portion of the Platform (including, without limitation, the purchase path for any Company Service) for any purpose without Company’s express written permission.
Your Use Of The Platform. The Services and Platform that Company offers is provided only for your own personal use. You are responsible for all or your activity in connection with such services. You shall not (and shall not permit any third party to) (a) take any action or (b) upload, download, post, submit otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content on or through the Platform that: (i) infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, right in confidential information, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any other person or entity; (ii) violates any law or contractual duty or that you know is false, misleading, untruthful or inaccurate; (iii) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, offensive, profane, or otherwise inappropriate as determined solely by Company; (iv) constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (“spamming”); (v) involves commercial activities and/or sales without Company’s prior written consent; (vi) contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damages, limit or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password or other information of Company or any third party; (vii) or impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of Company. Additionally, you shall not: (a) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by Company in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Company’s (or its third party providers’) infrastructure; (b) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Platform and Services that Company provides or any activities conducted on the Platform; (c) bypass any measures Company may use to prevent or restrict access to the Platform (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Platform); or (d) run any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Platform. You also agree that you will only use the Platform in accordance with these Terms and all applicable laws.
You Agree Not To Reverse Engineer. You agree not to violate, circumvent, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise tamper with any aspect of the Platform for any reason—or to attempt or assist another person to do so.
Federal, State, International Regulation Compliance. Company may be deemed a provider of “interactive computer services” as defined by the Communications Decency Act. 47 U.S.C. Section 230. Pursuant to this law, Company is not responsible for User Content (e.g. guest blog posts or comments on blogs). Therefore, Company’s liability for causes of action such as defamation, libel, product disparagement, and others arising out of User Content is limited. Company does not warrant the accuracy of such User Content and does not assume legal responsibility or liability for any User Content including responsibility or liability for investigating or verifying the accuracy of User Content.
You additionally agree to abide by all tax regulations, covenants, licenses, and restrictions applicable to your jurisdiction. With regard to European customers, you may be required to provide information to assist Company in collecting VAT or other indirect taxes, or evidence of your exemption from such taxes.
5. SUBMISSION OF IDEAS
Any questions, comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials, or other information about Company, the Website(s), and our Services (collectively, “Ideas”) that you submit, whether posted to this Platform or provided to Company by email or otherwise are entirely voluntary, non-confidential, gratuitous, and non-committal. Company shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of Ideas for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. Do not send us Ideas if you expect to be paid or want to continue to own or claim rights in them; your Ideas might be great, but we may have already had the same or similar idea and we do not want disputes.
You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create text hyperlinks to this Platform for noncommercial purposes, provided such links do not portray Company in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing, or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. In addition, you may not use Company’s logo or other proprietary graphics to link to this Platform without our express written permission. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Company trademark, logo, or other proprietary information, including the images found at this Website, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on this Website without our express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel, or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright, or proprietary right of Company or any third party.
Company makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature, or reliability of embedded content, third-party websites accessible via hyperlink, or websites linking to the Platform. Such sites are not under the control of Company and Company is not responsible for any embedded content or the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes, or updates to such sites. Company and its users may provide these links as a convenience to you, but the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by Company of any site or any information contained therein. When you visit other sites via links or embedded content, you should understand that our terms and policies no longer govern and that the terms and policies of those third party sites will now apply. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from this Platform.
In the course of providing Services, and information via this Website, Company may deliver to you content, materials, and other information that is confidential, proprietary to Company, or which constitutes a “trade secret” of Company (“Confidential Information”). You agree that you will hold all Confidential Information in trust for Company, that you will not publish, disseminate, or otherwise disclose Confidential Information to any person, firm, or entity, and that you will not use Confidential Information to compete with Company or in any other way detrimental to Company. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, “Confidential Information” includes any and all information relating to Company’s Services, information (whether in written or electronic form) delivered to you in the course of rendering Services to you, Site Materials, trade secrets, marketing and business plans, strategies, vendors, customers, management and personnel, but does not include information in the public domain other than by reason of a breach of these Terms and Conditions. In the event you receive a subpoena or court order to disclose any Confidential Information, you will deliver prompt written notice to Company and will cooperate with our attempts to obtain a protective order or other similar protection for the Confidential Information. This provision shall survive any termination for a period of five (5) years.
8. PRIVACY AND COMMUNICATION
Notwithstanding any of these Terms and Conditions, Company reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use this Website and to block or prevent your future access to, and use of, this Platform.
All terms of this agreement which by their nature extend beyond their termination shall remain in effect until fulfilled and apply to respective successors and assigns.
10. USAGE BY CHILDREN AND MINORS
Company cannot prohibit minors from visiting the Websites. Company must rely on parents, guardians, and those responsible for supervising children under 18 to decide which materials are appropriate for such children to view and/or purchase.
11. APPLICABLE LAW
These Terms and Conditions and this Website are created and controlled by Company, a corporation organized in the State of California, U.S.A. As such, the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., will govern these Terms and Conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. Subject to Section 13, you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of California, U.S.A., for any litigation arising out of or relating to use of or purchase made through Company (and agree not to commence any litigation relating thereto except in such courts), waive any objection to the laying of venue of any such litigation in the courts of the County of Los Angeles, in the State of California, U.S.A., and agree not to plead or claim in any court of the County of Los Angeles in the State of California, U.S.A., that such litigation brought therein has been brought in an inconvenient forum. The submission in this Section 11 herein shall not affect the right of Company to take proceedings in any other jurisdiction nor shall the taking of proceedings in any jurisdiction preclude Company from taking proceedings in any other jurisdiction.
12. MODIFICATION OF TERMS
We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by posting the revised Terms and Conditions on this page. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Site and this Terms and Conditions regularly and to be aware of any modifications. Your continued use of the site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Terms and Conditions; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Terms and Conditions.
13. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Please read this dispute resolution section (this “Arbitration Agreement”) carefully. It is part of your contract with Company and affects your rights. It contains procedures for MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER.
Applicability of Arbitration Agreement. All claims and disputes (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as set forth below) in connection with the Terms or the use of any Service provided by the Company that cannot be resolved informally or in small claims court shall be resolved by binding arbitration on an individual basis under the terms of this Arbitration Agreement. Unless otherwise agreed to, all arbitration proceedings shall be held in English. This Arbitration Agreement applies to you and the Company, and to any subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors, and assigns, as well as all authorized or unauthorized users or beneficiaries of services or goods provided under the Terms.
Notice Requirement and Informal Dispute Resolution. Before either party may seek arbitration, the party must first send to the other party a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”) describing the nature and basis of the claim or dispute, and the requested relief. A Notice to the Company should be sent to: 11111 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 1848, Los Angeles, CA 90025. After the Notice is received, you and the Company may attempt to resolve the claim or dispute informally. If you and the Company do not resolve the claim or dispute within thirty (30) days after the Notice is received, either party may begin an arbitration proceeding. The amount of any settlement offer made by any party may not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator has determined the amount of the award, if any, to which either party is entitled.
Arbitration Rules. Arbitration shall be initiated through the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), an established alternative dispute resolution provider (“ADR Provider”) that offers arbitration as set forth in this section. If AAA is not available to arbitrate, the parties shall agree to select an alternative ADR Provider. The rules of the ADR Provider shall govern all aspects of the arbitration, including but not limited to the method of initiating and/or demanding arbitration, except to the extent such rules are in conflict with the Terms. The AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules (“Arbitration Rules”) governing the arbitration are available online at www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. The arbitration shall be conducted by a single, neutral arbitrator. Any claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is less than Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) may be resolved through binding non-appearance-based arbitration, at the option of the party seeking relief. For claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) or more, the right to a hearing will be determined by the Arbitration Rules. Any hearing will be held in a location within 100 miles of the primary office of the Company, unless you reside outside of the United States, and unless the parties agree otherwise. If you reside outside of the U.S., the arbitrator shall give the parties reasonable notice of the date, time and place of any oral hearings. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. If the arbitrator grants you an award that is greater than the last settlement offer that the Company made to you prior to the initiation of arbitration, the Company will pay you the greater of the award or $2,500.00. Each party shall bear its own costs (including attorney’s fees) and disbursements arising out of the arbitration and shall pay an equal share of the fees and costs of the ADR Provider.
Additional Rules for Non-Appearance Based Arbitration. If non-appearance based arbitration is elected, the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or based solely on written submissions; the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration. The arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise agreed by the parties.
Additional Rules for Non-Appearance Based Arbitration. If non-appearance based arbitration is elected, the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or based solely on written submissions; the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration. The arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise agreed by the parties.
Time Limits. If you or the Company pursue arbitration, the arbitration action must be initiated and/or demanded within the statute of limitations (i.e., the legal deadline for filing a claim) and within any deadline imposed under the AAA Rules for the pertinent claim.
Authority of Arbitrator. If arbitration is initiated, the arbitrator will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and the Company, and the dispute will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties. The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim. The arbitrator shall have the authority to award monetary damages, and to grant any non-monetary remedy or relief available to an individual under applicable law, the AAA Rules, and the Terms. The arbitrator shall issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. The arbitrator has the same authority to award relief on an individual basis that a judge in a court of law would have. The award of the arbitrator is final and binding upon you and the Company.
Waiver of Jury Trial. THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY, instead electing that all claims and disputes shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement. Arbitration procedures are typically more limited, more efficient and less costly than rules applicable in a court and are subject to very limited review by a court. In the event any litigation should arise between you and the Company in any state or federal court in a suit to vacate or enforce an arbitration award or otherwise, YOU AND THE COMPANY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL, instead electing that the dispute be resolved by a judge.
Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions. ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS BASIS, AND CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED JOINTLY OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER.
Confidentiality. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, including but not limited to the award of the arbitrator and compliance therewith, shall be strictly confidential. The parties agree to maintain confidentiality unless otherwise required by law. This paragraph shall not prevent a party from submitting to a court of law any information necessary to enforce this Agreement, to enforce an arbitration award, or to seek injunctive or equitable relief.
Severability. If any part or parts of this Arbitration Agreement are found under the law to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then such specific part or parts shall be of no force and effect and shall be severed and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
Right to Waive. Any or all of the rights and limitations set forth in this Arbitration Agreement may be waived by the party against whom the claim is asserted. Such waiver shall not waive or affect any other portion of this Arbitration Agreement.
Survival of Agreement. This Arbitration Agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with Company.
Small Claims Court. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either you or the Company may bring an individual action in small claims court.
Emergency Equitable Relief. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may seek emergency equitable relief before a state or federal court in order to maintain the status quo pending arbitration. A request for interim measures shall not be deemed a waiver of any other rights or obligations under this Arbitration Agreement.
Claims Not Subject to Arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, claims of defamation, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and infringement or misappropriation of the other party’s patent, copyright, trademark or trade secrets shall not be subject to this Arbitration Agreement.
Courts. In any circumstances where the foregoing Arbitration Agreement permits the parties to litigate in court, the parties hereby agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Los Angeles County, California, for such purpose.
14. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
The communications between you and Company use electronic means, whether you use the Websites or send us emails, or whether Company posts notices on the Websites or communicates with you via email. For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from Company in an electronic form; and (b) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Company provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were be in a hardcopy writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights.
The provisions of these Terms and Conditions are intended to be severable. If for any reason any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be held invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part in any jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without in any manner affecting the validity or enforceability thereof in any other jurisdiction or the remaining provisions hereof in any jurisdiction.
No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Company as a result of these Terms and Conditions. The failure of Company to enforce any right or provision in these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Company in writing.
These Terms and Conditions, together with any applicable policies, comprise the entire agreement between you and Company and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions, or agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein.
16. CONTACTING US
If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions or your dealings with the Platform, please feel free to contact us at:
Platinum Global Residences Inc.
11111 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 1848
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Under California Civil Code section 1789.3, customers who are California residents are entitled to the contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. These Terms and Conditions were last modified on August 5, 2020.