Furnished Housing By Owner Terms and Conditions

Furnished 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”).

1.     The Site is a Venue .

1.1.     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.  

 2.1.              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.

3.     Proprietary Rights and Downloading of Information From the Site .

 3.1.           The 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 .  

 Unless 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:

·       Copy, reproduce, upload, post, display, republish, distribute, or transmit any part of the content in any form whatsoever;

·       Reproduce 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;

·       Modify, translate into any language or computer language, or create derivative works from, any content or any part of this Site;

·       Reverse engineer any part of this Site;

·       Sell, offer for sale, transfer, or license any portion of the Site in any form to any third parties;

·       Use 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;

·       Use the Site other than to advertise and/or research vacation rentals and to make legitimate inquiries to our members;

·       Use the Site to make any false, fraudulent or speculative reservation or inquiry, or any reservation in anticipation of demand;

·       Post 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 these Terms;

·       Post or transmit any information that constitutes or contains false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact;

·       Use 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; 

·       Violate, plagiarize or infringe the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, rights of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary rights;

·       Upload 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

·       Disguise 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

 5.    Changes to Site

 5.1.    We 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 and Our Privacy Policy .

6.1.  When 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 review our Privacy Policy for more information regarding our information collection practices and safeguards, and how to opt not to receive such emails. Your use of the Site signifies your acknowledgment of and agreement with our Privacy Policy .    

 

7.     Data Transmittal

 7.1.  Each 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.

8.     Identity Verification.

8.1.  User 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.

8.2.  You 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.   

8.3.  EACH 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. 

9.   Limitations of Use of Other User’s Information; No Spam.

9.1.   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 information.

9.2.  We 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 express consent.

10.    Use of Email Tools.

10.1.           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. 

11.   Responsibility for user-contributed content.

11.1.           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.

11.2.  All 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 Liability .  

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.

 13.   Disclaimer.

 13.1. 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.  Release .

 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.   Indemnity.

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.

 

16.     Choice 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.

17.1.           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.  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.

 

18.    No Agency.

18.1.   Our 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.

 19.   Notices.

 19.1. Except 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

www.FHBO.com

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.   Amendments.

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 Sites.

21.1.  This 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 Terms.

 22.1. 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.

23.    Miscellaneous.

23.1. These 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 effect.

Additional Terms and Conditions Applicable to Our Members

24.  Member Eligibility; Accuracy of Information.

24.1.  Our 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.

 24.2. Each 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 the Site.

 24.3. Each 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 Copy.

 25.1. We 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 without notice.

 25.2. We 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 sole discretion.

25.3. Notwithstanding 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.

26.  Photographs.

26.1.  All 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.  

26.2.  We 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.

 26.3. By 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.

27.1.  If 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.

 27.2.  Each 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.

 27.3.  It 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.

28.    Hypertext Links. 

28.1.  We 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.

 

29.    Guest Books/Property Reviews.

 29.1.  Any 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.

30.    Substitution of Properties.

30.1.  Each 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.

 31.    Advertising More than One Property on One Advertisement.

 31.1.  Each 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 Methods

 32.1. No 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.

 33.   Termination of Listing

 33.1.  All 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.

33.2.  We 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.

33.3.  If, 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.

33.4.    If 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.

 33.5. If 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.

34.  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 fee.

35.  Payment.

35.1.  Payment 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.

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Privacy Policy


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 permitted in this Privacy Policy.. This is our privacy policy, but please be aware that should you follow a link to another Web site, you are no longer covered by this policy.

Who processes your personal data ?

Your 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 in compliance with applicable data protection law and this Privacy Policy.

The information we gather

At 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 below.

How we use your personal data

Your 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 in this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions.

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 Agreement.

In the event that we or the Site are acquired by a third party, your personal information may be transferred to any such acquiror.

Surveys

Surveys 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.

Inquiries

Site 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?

We 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 user's responsibility:

  1. to protect against unauthorized access to your use of the Site;
  2. to ensure no-one else uses the Site while the user's machine is "logged on" to the Site service;
  3. to log off or exit from Site when not using it; and
  4. where relevant, to keep his/her password or other access information secret.

All 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 privacy policy and our security or common practices do not apply to other companies.

What is a Cookie and Why Do We Use Them?

A "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 may use cookies to store some personal preferences for your future visits. 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 receiving cookies.

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), (b) your experience of this and other sites that use cookies to enhance or 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

We 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?

We 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: admin@FHBO.com

How do I opt-out of receiving marketing communications from you?

You may opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by the following means:

·         Contacting us via email at: admin@FHBO.com

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and post the new version on the Site. When we do so, we will notify you of the fact on the main screen of the Site and the new version of this Privacy Policy will take effect, and will govern all Site services and your relationship with us:

  1. commencing one month after the date of posting;
  2. if earlier, when (following posting of the new Privacy Policy) you make an inquiry or otherwise interact with us or another user; or
  3. 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 Policy.

How long will we keep your personal data?

We will retain your personal data only as long as is necessary for the purposes to which you consent under the Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy, or as is required by applicable law, and then we will delete it.

Disclosure for legal reasons

Your 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?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, we encourage you to contact us at: admin@FHBO.com.