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THE LIVING NETWORK®
- TERMS OF SERVICE
The Living Network® ("TLN"). The following are the rules or "Terms" that govern
use of the living.net web sites and the services offered on the site such as
searches, links, etc. (collectively, the "Site"). By using the Site (beyond
simply viewing the homepage and these Terms), you agree to be bound by these
Terms and to comply with these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations
governing the Site. The Florida Association of REALTORS® (“Operator”)
reserves the right to change these Terms at any time, effective immediately upon
posting on the Site.
Permitted and Prohibited Uses.
You are only authorized to view and to retain a copy of pages of this Site for
your own personal use. Any commercial use, reproduction, publication or further
distribution or public use of materials provided at this site in whole or in
part is strictly prohibited. In addition, use of any robot, spider, other
automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the
content contained herein without Operator’s prior expressed written permission
is strictly prohibited.
and software on this Site is the property of Operator and/or its suppliers and
is protected by
international copyright laws. We post a legal notice and various credits on
pages of the Site. Please do not remove this notice or these credits, or any
additional information contained along with the notices and credits.
Contributions to the Site.
Each Realtor and Realtor firm (collectively, “Realtors”) in a participating
state has his, her or its own web page(s) within the living.net domain. Realtors
may add text, photographs, links, property listing information and other
materials that collectively, we call "Content," to the Site or to our customized
e-mail services. Other Site users may add Content via participation in our
customized e-mail services. Operator is not liable or responsible for any
Content provided by Realtors, other Site users or other third parties to the
Site or through our e-mail services ("User Content"). Operator cannot preview
User Content before it appears or is sent to another user. Users can be held
liable for any illegal or prohibited User Content they provide to the Site or to
other users, including among other things, infringing, defamatory or offensive
materials. However, if you discover this kind of material on the Site, please
notify us at
email@example.com. We will investigate your claim and take appropriate action.
Operator is not liable for any lost data resulting from the operation of our
Site and/or the enforcement of the Terms. We urge all users to maintain their
own back up versions of any content they submit to the Site.
and Search Results.
The Site may produce search results that reference or link to third party sites
throughout the World Wide Web, or Realtors may include such links on their web
pages. Operator has no control over these Sites or the Content within them.
Operator can not guarantee, represent or warrant that the Content contained in
such sites is accurate, legal and/or inoffensive. Operator does not endorse the
Content of any third party site, nor does Operator warrant that such sites will
not contain viruses or otherwise impact your computer. By using the Site to
search for or link to another site, you agree and understand that you may not
make any claim against Operator for any damages or losses, whatsoever, resulting
from your use of the Site to obtain search results and/or to link to another
site. However, if you have a problem with a link from the Site, please let us
firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will investigate the link and take appropriate action.
The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or
prohibited on the Site. It includes Content that:
Is patently offensive to
the online community, such as Content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or
physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
Is or could be harmful to
Harasses or advocates
harassment of another person;
Involves the transmission
of "junk mail," "chain letters" or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming"
Promotes information that
you know is false, misleading, or promotes illegal activities or conduct, is
abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
Is or promotes an illegal
or unauthorized copy of another person's work;
Contains hidden pages or
images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
material of any kind;
Provides material that
exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits
personal information from anyone under 18;
Solicits passwords or
personal identifying information for unlawful purposes from other users;
Engages in commercial
activities and/or sales without Operator's prior written consent such as
contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, pyramid schemes, etc.
The trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks")
displayed on the Site, including, but not limited to, Florida Living Network®,
The Living Network® and Realtor® are registered and unregistered Trademarks
belonging to the Operator and others. Nothing contained on the site gives you
any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without prior
written permission of the Trademark owner. You are strictly prohibited from
misusing the Trademarks displayed on the site, as well as any other contents of
the site. You are also advised that we will aggressively enforce our rights by
suing and/or seeking criminal prosecution of violators.
Violation of the Terms.
You understand and agree that in Operator's sole discretion, and without prior
notice, Operator may terminate your access to the Site and to any e-mail
services offered on the Site, and remove any unauthorized User Content, if
Operator believes that the User Content you provided has violated or is
inconsistent with the Terms or with the intention behind them, or that you have
violated the rights of Operator, another User or the law. Operator may release
user information about you if required by law or subpoena, or if the information
is necessary or appropriate to release to address an unlawful or harmful
We believe that your privacy and the privacy of all our users is important.
Please review our
If you are
13 or under, you should not post information about yourself on the Site unless
you have permission from a parent or guardian.
Software from this site is further subject to United States export controls. No
software from this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or reexported (i)
into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran,
Syria, or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to
anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals
or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using
the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the
control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
not promise that the Site or any services, such as e-mail, links or searches
offered on the Site will be error-free or uninterrupted, nor that it will
provide specific results from use of the Site or any Content, search or link on
it. The Site and its Content are delivered on an "as-is" and "as-available"
basis. Operator cannot ensure that files you download from the Site will be free
of viruses or contamination or destructive features. Operator disclaims all
warranties, express or implied, including also any implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Operator will not be
liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this Site, including
without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential
If there is any dispute about or involving the Site, by using the Site, you
agree that the dispute will be governed by the laws or the State of Florida
without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to personal
jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts of the State of
Florida, County of Orange.
You agree to indemnify and hold Operator, its subsidiaries, affiliates,
officers, agents and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss,
liability, claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees at all levels,
made by any third party due to or arising out of Your use of the Site, including
also your use of the Site to provide a link to another Site or to upload content
or other information to the Site.
Policy: Consumer Information
Operator sees the
Internet, Intranets and the use of other technologies as valuable tools for
communicating and interacting with consumers, members, vendors, business
partners and others. We understand your need to
maintain your privacy when using the Internet for your communication, shopping,
exploration and business. To make sure you understand our approach to online
condition to using the various websites and services on The Living Network®.
In general, consumers can
use this Site without revealing any personal information. Consumers who desire
to use advanced features on the Site will need to provide personal information
in order to do so. Such personal information consists of contact information
such as user's name, home and/or business address, phone numbers and e-mail
address. FAR collects this information and forwards it to the Realtor designated
by the user. FAR does not sell or share this information with other third
FAR may also collect
anonymous information concerning web-site users through the use of "cookies" in
order to provide better customer service. "Cookies" are small files that
web-sites place on users computers to identify the user and enhance the web-site
experience. None of this information is reviewed at an individual level. Users
may set their browsers to provide notice before they receive a cookie, giving
them opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. A user can also set
their browser to turn off cookies. If users do so, however, some areas of the
Site may not function properly.
The Site is not directed
toward children. Nevertheless, Operator is committed to complying with
applicable laws and requirements, such as the United States' Children's Online
Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").
Site users may ask
Operator not to use information previously provided, to correct information
previously provided, or to remove information previously provided to Operator.
Those that would like to correct or suppress information they have provided to
Operator should forward such inquiries to
The inquiries should
include user’s name, address and other relevant contact information (phone
number, e-mail address). Operator will use all reasonable efforts to honor such
requests as quickly as possible.
This Site may contain
links to other web sites. Operator assumes no responsibility for the content or
the privacy policies and practices on those web-sites. Operator encourages all
users to read the privacy statements of those sites; their privacy practices may
differ from those of Operator.
Frequently Asked Questions About Privacy on the Site
What information do we
How do we use the personal information we collect?
Is the Site secure so that other people can not
obtain your information from the site without your consent?
Limits on our abilities
What about the privacy of users who are 13 and
How can you change or correct the personal
information you provided to us?
What about cookies?
information do we collect?
The information we collect falls into one of two categories - personally
identifiable information and aggregated information. Personally identifiable
information is information that can be used to identify you. Aggregated
information is information that is not associated with a specific user, but
instead anonymous information on many users, such as the number of visitors to
the Sites in a month's time.
personally identifiable information (such as name, e-mail, residence address and
credit card information) whenever you voluntarily submit it to the Site.
Examples of information that you submit voluntarily include: when you create an
account through a “More Information” link, fill out the registration page or
send us feedback. You always have the option of choosing not to reveal this
personally identifiable information to us, although certain services may be
unavailable if you do not. In the event of a complaint, we may also receive and
collect personally identifiable information about you from other users or third
parties who may communicate information to us about you in relation to such a
addition, we collect and store statistics and other information about the online
activities of our visitors on an aggregated (collective) basis. For example, we
track the number of people who view each page, the order in which pages are
viewed, and other information to learn which features are the most popular and
to refine our design and marketing efforts.
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we use the personal information we collect?
Operator uses both aggregated and personally identifiable information to operate
and enhance the Site and to enhance your experience by displaying content and
marketing messages that we believe will be of interest to you.
your personally identifiable information with the Realtor(s) whom you designate
to enable them to communicate with you about your real estate needs. We do not
sell your personally identifiable information to third parties. However, if you
give us your permission, we may share your personally identifiable information
with third parties.
We also may
share your personally identifiable information with third parties who provide
services to us in order to enhance the functionality available to you as part of
uses aggregated information for internal marketing research. We disclose
aggregated information about our Sites to third parties, including information
regarding the effectiveness of our advertisers' advertisements. Some online
activities necessarily lead to disclosure of your personally identifiable
information to third parties, such as when you include your name and e-mail
address in an e-mail to a Realtor or other third party. In addition, if Operator
or the Realtor(s) to whom you disclosed personal information is acquired by or
merges with another company, we or such Realtor(s) may transfer your information
to such a company.
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Site secure so that other people cannot obtain your information from the site
without your consent?
Personal information that we collect is stored in secure operating environments
that are not available to the public. Credit card information is encrypted. All
the information we collect and store is protected by our firewall. Also, any
information that we store at our business is kept secure, and only designated
employees may obtain access to it. However, "perfect security" does not exist on
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on our abilities
We'll do everything we can to protect you and your personal information, but we
cannot fully ensure that your private communications and other personally
identifiable information will not be disclosed to third parties. We may be
forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain
circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions
or private communications. If we need to investigate or resolve possible
problems or inquiries, we may use any information about you to help private
entities, law enforcement or other government officials as we believe necessary.
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about the privacy of users who are 13 and under?
While our Site is not intended to be used by persons who are 13 and under, we're
committed to protecting the safety and privacy of all our users, especially
those who are under 13. To this end, we comply with the Children's Online
Privacy Protection Act (16 C.F.R. Part 312). We do not collect or display the
individually identifying information of users who are under the age of 13. If
you're under 13, you will be able to create a user ID and password, but we won't
keep any information that's personal to you. In addition, because we do not
collect your individually identifying information if you are under 13, you will
not receive any direct communications from us. If you would like to learn more
about the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, please visit the Federal
Trade Commission's website at
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you change or correct the personal information you provided to us?
You can click
here to request changes to your basic
user information. If you would like to know what personal information you have
given us, click here
here for instructions. We will have to
verify your identity before we confirm the information we have and before you
can make any changes.
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Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's
hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make the Web more useful by
storing information about your preferences on a particular site. The use of
cookies is an industry standard, and many major websites use them to provide
useful features for their users. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally
identify users, although they do identify a user's computer. Most browsers are
initially set to accept cookies. If you'd prefer, you can set yours to refuse
cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you
do so. For more information on cookies, see
cookies or IP addresses for a number of uses, including helping us to tailor a
website or a marketing message to better match your needs and interests, and to
allow us to better understand how users use our Sites. You are always free to
instruct your web browser to decline our cookies if it has the capability to do
so, but some parts of our Sites may not work properly if you do.
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corrections and modifications of previously provided information or requests to
remove such information by e-mail to
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this
site or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:
Florida Association of REALTORS®
P.O. Box 725025
Orlando, FL 32872