Furnished Housing By Owner Terms and Conditions
Housing By Owner Terms and Conditions
By using or
accessing FURNISHED HOUSING BY OWNER.com (individually, the “ Site
”), you acknowledge that you agree to and are subject to the following
terms and conditions (the “ Terms ”). If you do
not fully agree to these Terms, you may not access or otherwise use the Site.
You should read through all the Terms carefully. The Terms constitute a
legally binding agreement between you and FURNISHED HOUSING BY OWNER Inc. (“FURNISHED
HOUSING BY OWNER”, “we”, “us” or “our”).
Site is a Venue .
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WE ARE NOT A PARTY TO ANY RENTAL TRANSACTION . We
do not own nor can we contract for any vacation, short-term and long-term
rental property listed on the Site. Instead, the Site acts as a venue to allow
a member of our Site (each, a “ member ”) to offer for
rent, or rent, in a variety of pricing formats, a specific vacation, short-term
and long-term rental property to potential renters (each, a “ traveler
” and, collectively with a member, the “ users ”).
We are not involved in the actual transaction between travelers and members
even though we may from time to time provide tools, such as direct booking,
that enable a traveler to enter into a transaction to lease a specific property
directly from the member of that property. As a result, the quality,
safety or legality of the properties advertised, the truth or accuracy of the
listings (including the content thereof or any property or guest book review),
the ability of members to rent property or the ability of travelers to pay for
rental properties are solely the responsibility of each user.
2. Personal Use.
Although we do charge a fee to members to advertise their vacation, short-term
and long-term rental properties on the Site, we do not charge travelers to
access the Site and research listings. Accordingly, we grant users a
limited, revocable, non-exclusive license to access the Site to, as applicable,
advertise vacation, short-term and long-term rental properties and/or research,
view or make legitimate inquiries to members regarding their interest in
particular vacation rental properties for their personal use, all in accordance
with these Terms. Any other use of the Site is expressly
prohibited. Importantly, this license does not include any right of
collection, aggregation, copying, duplication, display or derivative use of the
Site nor any right of use of data mining, robots, spiders or similar data
gathering and extraction tools without our prior written permission; provided,
however, that a limited exception from the foregoing exclusion is
provided to general purpose internet search engines and non-commercial public
archives that use tools to gather information for the sole purpose of
displaying hyperlinks to the Site, 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. “General purpose internet search engine” does
not include a website or search engine or other service that provide classified
listings or property rental advertisements, or any subset of the same, or which
is in the business of providing furnished property rental services.
Rights and Downloading of Information From the Site .
Site is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation,
pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright
laws. The text, files, images, photos, maps and other materials on the
Site (collectively, the “ content ”) are only for your
personal use. All content on the Site, and the Site itself, is protected
by copyright and database rights, and you will abide by any and all additional
copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in or relating to any
content on the Site. Copying or storing of any content for other than for
your personal, noncommercial use is expressly prohibited without the prior
written permission from us or the applicable copyright holder. As part of
the rental inquiry process, for your own personal, noncommercial use and not
for further distribution, you may download, display, and/or print one (1) copy
of any portion of the Site. You may not modify the same, and you must
reproduce our copyright notice in the form “© 2009 FURNISHED HOUSING BY OWNER.com,
Inc. All rights reserved; as displayed on the relevant portion(s) of the Site
that you desire to download, display or print.
4. Unauthorized Use .
otherwise provided within these Terms, or unless otherwise applicable law
requires us to allow you to do so, you may not do any of the following without
our prior written consent:
reproduce, upload, post, display, republish, distribute, or transmit any part
of the content in any form whatsoever;
any portion of the Site on your website or otherwise, using any device
including, but not limited to, use of a frame or border environment around the
Site, or other framing technique to enclose any portion or aspect of the Site,
or mirror or replicate any portion of the Site;
translate into any language or computer language, or create derivative works
from, any content or any part of this Site;
engineer any part of this Site;
offer for sale, transfer, or license any portion of the Site in any form to any
any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor, copy,
or keep a database copy of the content or any portion of the Site;
the Site other than to advertise and/or research vacation rentals and to make
legitimate inquiries to our members;
the Site to make any false, fraudulent or speculative reservation or inquiry,
or any reservation in anticipation of demand;
or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene,
vulgar, indecent, inflammatory, sexually explicit, pornographic or profane
material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would
be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise
violate any law or for any other purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by
or transmit any information that constitutes or contains false or misleading
indications of origin or statements of fact;
or access the Site in any way that, in our sole discretion, adversely affects
the performance or function of the Site, or any other computer systems or
networks used by us or the Site, or infringes on our copyright or any copyright
of our members;
plagiarize or infringe the rights of third parties including, without
limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, rights of publicity or privacy or any
other proprietary rights;
or transmit to the Site or use any device, software or routine that contains
viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other computer programming
routines that may damage, interfere or attempt to interfere with, or intercept,
the normal operation of the Site, or appropriate the Site or any system, or
take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on our computer equipment, or
that infringes upon the rights of any third party; or
the origin of any information or inquiry transmitted through the Site.
If you are aware
of or experience any content, activity or communication through or in
connection with the Site that appears to be in violation of the above, or in
violation of any other provision of these Terms, we ask that you please inform
us of any such violation by sending an email to admin@FHBO.com
to Site .
may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time,
including the availability of any Site features, database, or content. We
may also impose limits on certain features or services or restrict your access
to parts or all of the Site without notice or liability.
6. Your E-mail Address
you use the site to send an inquiry to a member, you agree to allow the Site
and its affiliated websites to add your e-mail address to our database of
users. You may receive one or more promotional e-mails from either the
Site or its affiliated websites. You are welcome to opt not to receive
such promotional e-mails from the Site or its affiliates websites at any time. Please
information collection practices and safeguards, and how to opt not to receive
such emails. Your use of the Site signifies your acknowledgment of and
user acknowledges and agrees that, regardless of such user’s physical location,
we may store and process any data transmitted to the Site from such user at
locations both within and outside of the United States.
verification on the Internet is difficult and we cannot and do not confirm each
user's purported identity. We encourage you to communicate directly with a
traveler or member through the tools available on the Site.
agree to (i) keep your password and online ID secure and strictly confidential,
providing it only to authorized users of your account, (ii) instruct each
person to whom you give your online ID and password that he or she is not to
disclose it to any unauthorized person, (iii) notify us immediately and select
a new online ID and password if you believe your password may have become known
to an unauthorized person, and (iv) notify us immediately if you are contacted
by anyone requesting your online ID and password. When you give someone
your online ID and online password, you are authorizing that person to access
and use your account, and you are responsible for any and all transactions that
person performs while using your account, even those transactions that are
fraudulent or that you did not intend or want performed.
USER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT: NEITHER THE SITE NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES
WILL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO ANY USER FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED TRANSACTION MADE USING
ANY USER’S PASSWORD THAT OCCURS BEFORE SUCH USER HAS NOTIFIED US OF POSSIBLE
UNAUTHORIZED USE OF SUCH PASSWORD AND WE HAVE HAD A REASONABLE OPPORTUNITY TO
ACT ON THAT NOTICE; AND (Y) THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF YOUR ONLINE ID AND PASSWORD
COULD CAUSE YOU TO INCUR LIABILITY TO BOTH THE SITE AND OTHER USERS.
Further, we may suspend or cancel your listing at any time even without
receiving notice from you if we suspect that your password is being used in an
unauthorized or fraudulent manner.
of Use of Other User’s Information; No Spam.
You agree that, with respect to other users' personal information that you
obtain through the Site or through any Site-related communication or any
Site-facilitated transaction, we have granted to you a license to use such
information only for: (a) any Site-related communications that are not
unsolicited commercial messages, (b) using services offered through the Site,
(c) facilitating a financial transaction between you and the other user (such
as an on-line booking or charging a personal credit card) and (d) any other
purpose that a user expressly agrees to after you tell them the purpose you
would like to use it for. In all cases, you must give users an opportunity
to remove themselves from your address book or database and a chance to review
what information you have collected about them. In addition, under no
circumstances, except as defined in this provision, can you disclose personal
information about another user to any third party without both our consent and
the consent of the other user. You agree that other users may use your personal
information to communicate with you in accordance with this
provision. Further, you agree that you will protect other users’ personal
information with the same degree of care that you protect your own confidential
information (using at minimum a reasonable standard of care), and you assume
all liability for the misuse, loss, or unauthorized transfer of such
do not tolerate spam. Therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not
licensed to add a Site user, even a user who has rented a property from you or
to you, to your mailing list (email or physical mail) without the user's
10. Use of Email Tools.
You may not use the "Email This Item to a Friend" service or other
email services that we may offer to send spam or otherwise send content that
would violate these Terms.
Responsibility for user-contributed content.
We have no duty to pre-screen content posted on the Site by members, travelers
or other users (including, without limitation, reviews of or guest book entries
for any particular rental property), (collectively, “user-contributed
content”), and we are not responsible for user-contributed content. We do,
however, reserve the right to decline to permit the posting on the Site of, or
to remove from, any user-contributed content that fails to meet our content
requirement. We may also remove user-contributed content if it is brought to our
attention, such as by notice given to us by a user under Clause 4 or 17 of
these Terms or by a third party, that Clause 4 of these Terms, or any other
requirements governing the posting of such content, has/have been apparently
breached in respect of that user-contributed content.
property listings on the Site are submitted by the member and are the
responsibility of the member, and we specifically disclaim any and all
liability arising from the alleged accuracy of the listings, property reviews,
guest book entries, or any alleged breaches of contract on a member's
part. Members are solely responsible for keeping their property
information up to date on the Site, including, but not limited to any and all
representations about any property, its amenities, location, and its
availability for a specific date or range of dates. We do not represent or
warrant that any of the copy, content, property reviews, guest book entries,
property location, suitability, pricing or availability information published
on the Site is accurate or up-to-date even in the case where prospective
travelers have searched for specific special offers, dates, or types of
properties. Members are solely responsible for ensuring the accuracy of
any property descriptions. However, we reserve the right at all times to
disclose any information as permitted by prevailing law to satisfy any law,
regulation or government request.
12. Limitation of
12.1. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SITE, FURNISHED HOUSING BY
OWNER, OUR PARENT (Furnished Housing By Owner Inc.), SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES,
OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND/OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR ANY
INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT
OF, BASED ON, OR RESULTING FROM OUR SITE, THESE TERMS, YOUR USE OF THE SITE
AND/OR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN USERS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBLITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY
WITHOUT REGARD TO WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM (1) BREACH OF CONTRACT, (2) BREACH
OF WARRANTY, (3) STRICT LIABILITY, (4) TORT, (5) NEGLIGENCE, OR (6) ANY OTHER
CAUSE OF ACTION, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT SUCH EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS ARE NOT
PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, YOU DO NOT
AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THIS AGREEMENT, OR HAVE ANY OTHER DISPUTE OR CLAIM WITH
OR AGAINST US, ANOTHER USER OR THE SITE WITH RESPECT TO THESE TERMS OR THE
SITE, THEN YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AGAINST US IS TO DISCONTINUE USING
THE SITE. IN ALL EVENTS, OUR LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF ANY MEMBER OF
THE FURNISHED HOUSING BY OWNER GROUP, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN ANY
CIRCUMSTANCE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE IS LIMITED TO THE
GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO US IN THE SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO THE
ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, AND (B) $100.00 IN THE AGGREGATE.
THE SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT,
SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED
THROUGH THE SITE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS." TO THE FULLEST EXTENT
PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND
WHATSOEVER FOR THE CONTENT ON THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND
FUNCTIONS MADE ACCESSIBLE BY THE SOFTWARE USED ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE,
FOR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR HYPERTEXT LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES OR FOR ANY
BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION
THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE. FURTHER, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT,
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ACCURACY. WE DO NOT
WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT
CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE
CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF
VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
13.2. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY TRANSMISSION TO AND FROM
THIS SITE IS NOT CONFIDENTIAL AND YOUR COMMUNICATIONS MAY BE READ OR INTERCEPTED
BY OTHERS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY SUBMITTING COMMUNICATIONS TO US AND BY
POSTING INFORMATION ON THE SITE, NO CONFIDENTIAL, FIDUCIARY, CONTRACTUALLY
IMPLIED OR OTHER RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED BETWEEN YOU AND US OTHER THAN PURSUANT
TO THESE TERMS.
14.1. IN THE EVENT THAT YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH ONE OR
MORE OTHER USERS OF THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DISPUTE
BETWEEN USERS REGARDING ANY TRANSACTION OR USER-CONTRIBUTED CONTENT), YOU
HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE, REMISE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE THE SITE AND ANY MEMBER
OF FURNISHED HOUSING BY OWNER EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS, DIRECTORS,
OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND ALL OTHER RELATED PERSONS OR ENTITIES FROM ANY AND ALL
MANNER OF RIGHTS, CLAIMS, COMPLAINTS, DEMANDS, CAUSES OF ACTION, PROCEEDINGS,
LIABLITIES, OBLIGATIONS, LEGAL FEES, COSTS, AND DISBURSEMENTS OF ANY NATURE
WHATSOEVER, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, WHICH NOW OR HEREAFTER ARISE FROM, RELATE
TO, OR ARE CONNECTED WITH SUCH DISPUTE AND/OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE.
15.1. You hereby agree to
indemnify, defend and hold the Site and any member of Furnished housing by
owner (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from
and against any and all liability and costs incurred by the Indemnified Parties
in connection with any claim arising out of your use of the site (INCLUDING,
WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN USERS REGARDING ANY TRANSACTION OR ANY
OF YOUR USER-CONTRIBUTED CONTENT), any CONTENT POSTED BY YOU OR OTHER USERS oF
YOuR account TO THE SITE OR ANY breach by you of these Terms or the
representations, warranties and covenants made by you herein, including,
without limitation, attorneys' fees and costs. You shall cooperate as
fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. We reserve the
right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any
matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any
event settle any matter without our written consent.
of Law and Forum.
16.1. Any and all services and
rights of use hereunder are performable and/or sold in the State of
MASSACHUSETTS, United States of America, and you irrevocably agree that any
cause of action you may submit in connection with your use of the Site or
pursuant to these Terms will be filed in SUFFOLK County, MASSACHUSETTS which
will be the venue of any legal dispute. You also agree that any dispute
BETWEEN YOU AND US will be governed by the laws of the State of MASSACHUSETTS.
17. Notification of
Claims of Infringement.
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes
copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been
otherwise violated, please notify our agent for claims of copyright or other
intellectual property infringement at: admin@FHBO.com
P.O. Box 264 Concord, MA 01742. Please include the following in your
notice: (a) identify with specific detail the material on the Site that you
claim is infringing; (b) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief
that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or
the law; (c) a statement by you declaring under penalty of perjury that (i) the
above information in your notice is accurate, and (ii) you are the owner of the
copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that
owner; (d) your physical address, telephone number and email address; and (e)
your physical or electronic signature. We will thereafter remove the allegedly
infringing content, subject to the procedures outlined in the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). If you see or experience any
user-contributed or other content, activity or communication through or in
connection with the Site, that appears to infringe any requirement of these
Terms, we would like you to inform us at admin@FHBO.com. We rely upon
users to notify us of infringing content, activity and communications.
relationship is that of independent contractors, and no agency, partnership,
joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relations is intended
or created by these Terms or your use of the Site.
as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be given (in the case of you
contacting us) by email to admin@FHBO.com or by postal mail to:
FURNISHED HOUSING BY OWNER
11 Hereford Street
Boston, MA 02115
or, when we need
to send you notice, to the email address you provide to the Site during the
registration process (in your case, and as applicable). Notice shall be
deemed given upon receipt or 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending
party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may
give you notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt
requested, to any address provided to us during the registration process (as
applicable). In such case, notice shall be deemed given three days after
the date of mailing.
20.1. We reserve
the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion
of these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time. Notification of changes
to these Terms will be posted on the Site and will be effective immediately
thereafter. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any
such change, modification or amendment will constitute your acceptance thereof.
21. Links to Third-Party
Site may contain links and pointers to other Internet sites, resources, and
sponsors of the Site. Links to and from the Site to other third-party
sites, maintained by third parties, do not constitute an endorsement by us of
any third-party sites or the contents thereof.
22. Your Record of These
We do not separately file the Terms entered into by each user of the
Site. Please make a copy of these Terms for your records by printing
and/or saving a downloaded copy of the Terms on your personal computer.
terms constitute the entire agreement between us and you with respect to your
use of the Site. We may immediately terminate any user’s access to or use
of the Site due to such user’s breach of these Terms or other unauthorized use
of the Site. Any cause of action you may have hereunder or with respect to
your use of the Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or
cause of action arises. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or
provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of any such right or provision. If
for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these
Terms, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be
enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of these
Terms, and the remainder of these Terms shall continue in full force and
Terms and Conditions Applicable to Our Members
24. Member Eligibility;
Accuracy of Information.
services may only be used by members who can form legally binding contracts under
applicable law. If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that
you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.
member further represents and covenants that any information submitted to the
Site during such member’s registration with the Site shall be true and
correct. Member further agrees to provide notice to the Site by completing
the Web from at admin@FHBO.com regarding
any updates to any such contact information previously submitted by member to
member agrees to promptly provide such proof of personal identification, proof
of ownership of the property listed on the Site, and proof of authority to list
the property as we may request.
25. Content, Layout and
reserve the right to determine in our sole discretion the final design, layout
and functionality of our Site, which is subject to change from time to time
reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to review and edit copy or amend the
content, layouts or photographs supplied by any member. All content and
copy edits submitted by members are subject to review and approval by us in our
our right to edit and amend the content, copy and photographs, we do not accept
and we shall not have any liability for any loss or damage resulting from the
design or positioning of the copy, properties, content and/or photographs or
any change made to any content, photograph or copy submitted by any member or
edited or amended by us.
printed (paper based) photographs submitted by a member will be discarded after
we have scanned the same into our electronic database. Regretfully, we are
unable to return such photographs to you or retain paper copies in our files.
will use reasonable efforts to reproduce faithfully any photograph submitted,
but we are not responsible for any loss or damage or harm otherwise resulting
from any defect in this regard.
submitting a photograph either electronically through the Site or by mailing a
paper photograph to our offices, the member represents and warrants that (a)
(i) it holds all intellectual property rights with respect to each submitted photograph,
or (ii) it has secured from the copyright holder all rights necessary for the
photograph to be used in an online advertisement, (b) that any people in the
photograph have given permission for their likeness to be displayed in an
online advertisement, (c) that the photograph accurately and fairly represents
the subject of the photograph and has not been altered in any manner that would
mislead a viewer of that photograph, and (d) that it will indemnify and hold
harmless the Site and any member of Furnished Housing By Owner from any cause
of action arising from any misrepresentation with respect to any and all the
photographs so submitted.
27. Copyright Grant.
you are a member, by accepting these Terms and by paying for and posting a
listing on the Site, you grant to us and our affiliates a perpetual, worldwide,
irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully paid-up
license to use, copy, license, sublicense (through multiple tiers), adapt,
distribute, display, publicly perform, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit and
otherwise exploit the copy, the photographs and the likenesses (if any) of any
content you post on the Site or the websites of our affiliates, and you grant
the Site and its holding company, Furnished Housing By Owner Inc. the ability
to copyright and protect the images, copy, and content available via your
listing from the unauthorized use by unaffiliated third parties who may, from
time to time, attempt to pirate such information via electronic or other means.
We need these rights to host and display your listing. You further
agree to assist us—at our expense and control—to protect such copyrighted
material from unauthorized redistribution. We are not responsible for any
infringement or violation of laws resulting from content supplied by any member
and each member will indemnify and hold harmless the Site and any member of
Furnished Housing By Owner Inc. against any action brought for breach of
copyright or other rights from the use of such content supplied by such
member. Each member hereby waives and releases all rights to any claim
against us for any alleged or actual infringement of any proprietary rights,
rights of privacy and publicity, moral rights and rights of attribution in
connection with any user-contributed content posted or provided to us by such
member agrees that we may reproduce in whole or in part any photographic
material supplied by such member in the promotion of either such member’s
property or the promotion of the Site.
is the member’s responsibility to obtain reproduction permission for all
photographic and other material used in their advertisements. The member
warrants that he is the owner of the copyright in such material or is
authorized by the owner thereof to grant to us the rights therein contained.
reserve the right to refuse hypertext links to, or addresses of, other web
sites from members' pages, and to remove links or web addresses without notice
at our sole discretion. Further, we reserve the right to charge for
hypertext links at any time.
entries in the guest book or property review section of any member’s listing
must be genuine comments from guests who have stayed at the property
advertised. The e-mail address(es) of the guest(s) whose comments are given
must be supplied by a member to us upon our request.
advertisement may only relate to a specific property. The property in an
advertisement may not be substituted by another property. If a member
submits changes to an existing listing that, if approved, would substantially
alter the listing to make it that of another property, then we have the right
to terminate the listing and may choose, in our sole discretion, to retain any
fees associated with the term of the previously existing listing as
compensation for the violation of this condition.
More than One Property on One Advertisement.
advertisement on the Site displays an individual and uniquely identified
property available for short-term vacation rental. The listing
specifically cannot be a mere example of properties in a given area. Only
one property can appear on each advertisement, unless it is a property with
multiple rental units on the same site and additional advertising units are
purchased. We reserve the right to amend the copy or remove any
advertisement when more than one property is described in such advertisement,
and may choose, in our sole discretion to retain any fees associated with the
initial term of such non-conforming listing as compensation for the violation
of this condition.
32. Unauthorized Payment
member may request any traveler to mail cash, or utilize any instant-cash wire
transfer service such as Western Union or MoneyGram in payment for all or part
of a property rental transaction. Any violation of this term or any other
unacceptable payment methods that may be posted on the Site from time to time
may result in the immediate removal of the non-conforming listing from the Site
without notice to member and without refund.
listings are sold to run the full term that is chosen by the member.
· If you renew your listing, you do so
with the understanding that it will remain online for one full year without
refund. For information about selling your property or taking it off the
market, please see the DISCLAIMER page.
reserve the right to refuse in our sole discretion any advertisement submitted
to us either through our online submission process or sent to our offices for
us to load or post onto the Site. We may refuse to publish the
advertisement for any reason, and each current or prospective member expressly
agrees to release and hold us harmless from any loss or liability that may
arise from such a decision.
in our sole discretion, any member submits unsuitable material to our Site or
into our database, persistently misuses the Site or our online systems, or is
in material breach of these Terms, we reserve the right to remove immediately
such member’s property from the Site without refund.
we become aware of or receive a complaint from any person or entity regarding a
member’s listing or rental practices that, in our sole discretion, warrants the
immediate removal of such member’s allegedly offensive listing from the Site
(for example, and without limitation, if a member double-books a property for
multiple travelers on the same date, or engages in any practice that, in our
sole discretion, would be considered unfair within the vacation rental
industry, or if we receive a complaint that any listing’s content infringes on
the rights of a third party), then we may immediately remove the allegedly
offensive listing from the Site without notice to the member and without refund
while we investigate the basis for the complaint. If we conclude, in our
sole discretion, that any such complaint is meritorious, then we may
permanently remove the offensive listing from the site without notice to the
member and without refund.
any member is in breach of these Terms or its obligations to us then we may
immediately remove such member’s listing from the Site without notice to the
member and without refund.
Transfer of Listing . No listing may be
transferred to another party, except that if a member sells the property that
is listed, the member may transfer its listing to the new owner of the property
that is listed. We may, at our discretion, charge a reasonable transfer
for listings must be made in U.S. Dollars paid either by major credit or debit
card, or a check drawn on a U.S. bank.
Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the FURNISHED
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We are serious about protecting the privacy of our users, which comprise
travelers (who are seeking a property to rent) and members (who offer such
properties on the Site). We use information collected about you only as
aware that should you follow a link to another Web site, you are no longer
covered by this policy.
Who processes your personal data ?
personal data (also referred to as personal information) - that is, data that
identifies you, or from which you are identifiable - will be collected,
processed, stored and used by us, and passed to and processed by our subsidiary
and/or affiliated companies and other data processors acting under contract
with us. Personal data contributed by or collected from users may be stored and
processed in the United States or any other country in which we or our
affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using our Site,
you acknowledge and agree that you may be transferring your personal data
outside of the country in which you have contributed it, and that you consent
to any such transfer of information outside of your country. These countries
may not have similar data protection laws to those that apply in your country.
However, if we transfer your personal data outside of your country in this way,
we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected
The information we gather
various times you may contribute your personal data to us. For example, in
order to process a request or enquiry you may make concerning a property or
transaction, we need to know all or some of the following: your full name,
address, telephone number, e-mail address, and, in the case of a member's
(advertising) listing, a method of payment. You may also contribute personal
data to us at other times, such as when registering on the Site.
For further detail on our gathering of personal data, see Surveys
How we use your personal data
personal data will be used to provide and promote our Site, to process payments
members make to us, to provide user support, and for other purposes referred to
We will also use the personal data users provide to us to contact the user from
time to time with critical user or service updates, and to send other messages
that are integral to the service we provide on the Site. If you have an account
on the Site, we must always be able to e-mail you operational information about
your account and your use of our services.
Your personal information is not shared with third parties, except: 1) in the
case of special promotions by us, or one of our partners, about which you've
requested to be notified; 2) where a third party performs services on our
behalf and has agreed to keep such information confidential (such as the
processing of your credit card payment or the conduct of an online survey for
example); and 3) our Affiliates, but only for the purpose of performing this
In the event that we or the Site are acquired by a third party, your personal
information may be transferred to any such acquiror.
are another method by which we gather information about our users. From time to
time, we request users' input in order to evaluate potential features and
services. The decision to answer a survey is completely yours. We use
information gathered from surveys to improve our service.
users may send inquiries to members via clickable links on Site listings. If
you choose to send an inquiry through these links, your personal information,
including your e-mail address and any other information you supply, will be
visible to the member in question so that they might reply directly to you. If
you call the member, you may be asked to leave a return telephone number. Do
not share information in the e-mail or phone call that you are not prepared to
allow them to have, including, but not limited to, credit card and bank account
information. These inquiries are both sent to the individual member you
selected and retained by us. The resulting inquiry is available for review only
by the member to whom they were initially addressed and to our customer service
employees, who may be asked by members for their past inquiry information.
While the content of these inquiries is not shared with any other party, the
Site may, from time to time, use third party e-mail servers to send and track
receipt of the inquiry e-mails, and analyze the pattern of inquiry usage reported
by these third party tracking systems; [the resulting information is used and
stored only in an anonymised form.
How Do We Protect Your Personal Information Once We Have It?
take appropriate technical and organizational measures to guard against unauthorized
or unlawful processing of your personal data and against accidental loss or
destruction of, or damage to, your personal data. While no computer system is
completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by our site reduce the
likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data
involved. We have security measures in place to protect our user database and
access to this database is restricted internally. However, it remains each
- to protect
against unauthorized access to your use of the Site;
- to ensure no-one
else uses the Site while the user's machine is "logged on" to
the Site service;
- to log off or
exit from Site when not using it; and
- where relevant,
to keep his/her password or other access information secret.
personal information is stored on a secure server. We do not store credit card
numbers or related identifying information on any Site server. All such
information is stored by our credit card processing partner, on their secured
servers, and is protected via its proprietary methods. Please remember
that many services and transactions are performed by our business partners. Our
What is a Cookie and Why Do We Use Them?
"cookie" is a small piece of information sent by a Web server to
store in a Web browser so that it can later be read back from that browser. We
Cookies allow us to recognize you more quickly; therefore, your time spent on
our site can be more personalized and productive. You'll find that cookies are
an industry standard and are used at most major Web sites in much the same way
we use them here at our Site.
We use third-party site usage tracking companies to analyze your Site visit or
to conduct surveys. In the course of serving our pages, these third parties may
place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser. These companies
may use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address or
telephone number) about your visits to the Site and other Web sites in order to
help us understand how to serve you better.
We also use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our
Site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address,
email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web
sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest
to you. When you view a web page on our Site that contains advertising provided
by one of these third parties, the service provider may place a cookie on or
retrieve a cookie from your computer if you have not disabled your browser from
If you wish, you can prevent cookie files from using (non-personal) information
about you by either deleting the cookie folder in your browser or by putting
your browser's Privacy setting higher, but doing so will mean that (a) your use
of the Site will be adversely affected (and quite possibly entirely prevented),
personalize your experience will be adversely affected, and (c) you will not be
presented with advertising that reflects the way that you use our, and other,
sites. You find out how to make these changes to your browser at this site: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1.
Web Beacons and Clear GIFs
gather and share anonymous information concerning the usage of the Site by
members and travelers with one or more third-party tracking companies for the
purpose of reporting statistics. In this connection, some of the pages you
visit on our Site use electronic images placed in the web page code, called
pixel tags (also called a "clear GIFs" or "Web Beacons")
that can serve many of the same purposes as cookies.
Web beacons may be used to track the traffic patterns of users from one page to
another in order to maximize web traffic flow. The Site's third-party
advertising service providers may also use Web Beacons to recognize you when
you visit the Site and to help determine how you found the Site. If you would
like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not
having this information used by these companies, click here: http://networkadvertising.org/consumer/opt_out.asp
How we protect your privacy with third parties
- As indicated
above, we may work with other companies who place cookies or web beacons
on our Site. These companies help operate our Site and provide you with
additional products and services. They are subject to confidentiality
agreements with us and other legal restrictions. We do not permit any of
these companies to collect personal information using cookies or web
beacons on our Site.
- Some of these
companies — such as DoubleClick — are our service providers who place
cookies that help us serve our own content and compile anonymous site
metrics and analytics. We require these companies to use the information
they collect only to provide us with these services under contract.
- We participate in
cookie-based ad networks operated by Tacoda. This
means that these companies may use some anonymous information about you
(based on a cookie on your computer) to display ads. We do not permit
these companies to collect any personal information about you. Tacoda
collects anonymous information using cookies to tailor the advertising you
see on our Site or elsewhere on the web. Click these links to learn more
about Tacoda's ad-serving business practices and privacy policies,
including how to decline participation in these programs.
How do I correct or update my information?
allow our users the option to change or modify information previously provided.
This may be done through the following methods:
Contacting us via email at:
Mailing the request to us at FURNISHED
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How do I opt-out of receiving marketing communications from you?
may opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by the following
Contacting us via email at: admin@FHBO.com or
Mailing the request to us at
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new version on the Site. When we do so, we will notify you of the fact on the
effect, and will govern all Site services and your relationship with us:
- commencing one
month after the date of posting;
- if earlier, when
otherwise interact with us or another user; or
- immediately upon
the date of posting, if the changes are not to operative provisions, or
not capable of adversely affecting you - examples of which would include,
without limitation, changes to contact details referred to, or the
refinement of provisions that are already included, in this Privacy
How long will we keep your personal data?
will retain your personal data only as long as is necessary for the purposes to
is required by applicable law, and then we will delete it.
Disclosure for legal reasons
personal data may be disclosed if we or an entity processing your data on our
behalf are compelled to do so by law, or receive a valid, legally compliant
request by a law enforcement or governmental authority.
How do I contact you?
practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, we encourage you to
contact us at: admin@FHBO.com.