Terms of Service
These Terms of Service (“Terms”) constitute a legally binding agreement (“Agreement”) between you and Connect People Investments (as defined below) governing your access to and use of the Connect People Investments website.
Please read these Terms of Service carefully as they contain important information about your legal rights, remedies and obligations. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms.
Please note: Section 10 of these Terms of Service contains an arbitration clause and class action waiver that applies to all Users. If you reside in the United States, this provision applies to all disputes with Connect People Investments. If you reside outside of the United States, this provision applies to any action you bring against Connect People Investments in the United States. It affects how disputes with Connect People Investments are resolved. By accepting these Terms of Service, you agree to be bound by this arbitration clause and class action waiver. Please read it carefully.
When these Terms mention “Connect People Investments,” “we,” “us,” or “our,” it refers to the Connect People Investments LLC, a corporation and the company you are contracting with in this Agreement.
Scope of Services
The Site is an online platform that enables users (“Users”) to research, discover, apply for, communicate regarding, and (if approved) obtain Connect People Investment’s commercial real estate transaction products or services, and related products and services (the “Purpose”).
If you choose to use the Site as a User, your relationship with Connect People Investments is limited to being an independent user, and not an employee, agent, joint venture or partner of Connect People Investments for any reason, and you act exclusively on your own behalf and for your own benefit, and not on behalf, or for the benefit, of Connect People Investments.
The Site may contain links to third-party websites or resources (“Third-Party Services”). Such Third-Party Services may be subject to different terms and conditions and privacy practices. Connect People Investments is not responsible or liable for the availability or accuracy of such Third-Party Services, or the content, products, or services available from such Third-Party Services. Links to such Third-Party Services are not an endorsement by Connect People Investments of such Third-Party Services.
Due to the nature of the Internet, Connect People Investments cannot guarantee the continuous and uninterrupted availability and accessibility of the Site. Connect People Investments may restrict the availability of the Site or certain areas or features thereof, if this is necessary in view of capacity limits, the security or integrity of our servers, or to carry out maintenance measures that ensure the proper or improved functioning of the Site. Connect People Investments may improve, enhance and modify the Site and introduce new Services from time to time
2. Eligibility, Using the Site, User Verification
2.1 You must be at least 18 years old and able to enter into legally binding contracts to access and use the Site or register a Connect People Investments account. By accessing or using the Site you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older and have the legal capacity and authority to enter into a Contract. This is the written agreement put in place in the transaction of a home. The contract is put in place after the price of the home is final and the buyer and seller both agree to move forward.
2.2 Connect People Investments may make the access to and use of the Site, or certain areas or features of the Site and/or Connect People Investments Services, subject to certain conditions or requirements, such as completing a verification process or meeting specific quality or eligibility criteria.
3. Modification of These Terms
Connect People Investments reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time in accordance with this provision. If we make changes to these Terms, we will post the revised Terms on the Site. If you disagree with the revised Terms, you may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect by following the procedure described in the “Term and Termination” section below. If you do not terminate your Agreement before the date the revised Terms become effective, your continued access to or use of the Site will constitute acceptance of the revised Terms.
4.1 Connect People Investments may, at its sole discretion, enable Users to (i) create, upload, post, send, receive and store content, such as text, photos, audio, video, or other materials and information on or through the Site (“User Content”); and (ii) access and view User Content and any content that Connect People Investments itself makes available on or through the Site, including proprietary Content and any content licensed or authorized for use by or through Connect People Investments from a third party (“Content” and together with User Content, “Collective Content”).
4.2 The Site, Content, and User Content may in its entirety or in part be protected by copyright, trademark, and/or other laws of the United States and other countries. You acknowledge and agree that the Site and Content, including all associated intellectual property rights, are the exclusive property of Connect People Investments and/or its licensors or authorizing third-parties. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Site, Content or User Content. All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, and any other source identifiers of Connect People Investments used on or in connection with the Site and Content are trademarks or registered trademarks of Connect People Investments in the United States and abroad. Trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations of third parties used on or in connection with the Site, Content, and/or Collective Content are used for identification purposes only and may be the property of their respective owners.
4.3 You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works of, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Site or Collective Content, except to the extent you are the legal owner of certain User Content or as expressly permitted in these Terms or in any other agreement entered into between you and Connect People Investments. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by Connect People Investments or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these Terms.
4.4 Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Connect People Investments grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable, non-transferable license to (i) download and use the Application on your personal device(s); and (ii) access and view any Collective Content made available on or through the Site and accessible to you, solely for your personal and non-commercial use.
4.5 By creating, uploading, posting, sending, receiving, storing, or otherwise making available any User Content on or through the Site, you grant to Connect People Investments a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual (or for the term of the protection), sub-licensable and transferable license to such User Content to access, use, store, copy, modify, prepare derivative works of, distribute, publish, transmit, stream, broadcast, and otherwise exploit in any manner such User Content to provide and/or promote the Site, in any media or platform. Unless you provide specific consent, Connect People Investments does not claim any ownership rights in any User Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use or exploit your User Content.
4.6 You are solely responsible for all User Content that you make available on or through the Site. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (i) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all User Content that you make available on or through the Site or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to Connect People Investments the rights in and to such User Content, as contemplated under these Terms; and (ii) neither the User Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the User Content or Connect People Investments use of the User Content (or any portion thereof) will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other proprietary or intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
4.7 You will not post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any User Content that: (i) is fraudulent, false, misleading (directly or by omission or failure to update information) or deceptive; (ii) is defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (iii) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (iv) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; (v) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances; or (vi) violates any other Connect People Investments policy. Connect People Investments may, without prior notice, remove or disable access to any User Content that Connect People Investments finds to be in violation of these Terms, or otherwise may be harmful or objectionable to Connect People Investments, its Users, third parties, or property.
4.8 Use of the Services may require the use of certain third party products and services (“Third Party Services”). Use of any Third Party Services is at your sole risk and will be governed by separate terms and conditions, separate privacy policies relating to usage of data you may share through the Third Party Services in the course of using the Services, other applicable policies, and may include separate fees and charges. Connect People Investments may display content from third parties through the Services or may provide information about or links to Third Party Services. Your interactions with any such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such interactions, are solely between you and the applicable third parties. Connect People Investments is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such interactions or as the result of the presence of such third-party information made available through the Services.
4.9 Connect People Investments respects copyright law and expects its Users to do the same. If you believe that any content on the Site infringes copyrights you own, please notify us promptly.
5. Prohibited Activities
5.1 You are solely responsible for compliance with any and all laws, rules, regulations, and tax obligations that may apply to your use of the Site. In connection with your use of the Site, you will not and will not assist or enable others to:
- breach or circumvent any applicable laws or regulations, agreements with third-parties, third-party rights, or our Terms;
- use the Site for any purpose other than the Purpose;
- use the Site or Collective Content for any commercial or other purposes that are not expressly permitted by these Terms or in a manner that falsely implies Connect People Investments endorsement, partnership or otherwise misleads others as to your affiliation with Connect People Investments;
- copy, store or otherwise access or use any information, including personally identifiable information about any other User, contained on the Site in any way that is inconsistent with these Terms or that otherwise violates the privacy rights of Users or third parties;
- use the Site in connection with the distribution of unsolicited commercial messages (“spam”);
- discriminate against or harass anyone on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age or sexual orientation, or otherwise engage in any abusive or disruptive behavior;
- use, display, mirror or frame the Site or Collective Content, or any individual element within the Site, Connect People Investments name, any Connect People Investments trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page in the Site, without Connect People Investments express written consent;
- dilute, tarnish or otherwise harm the Connect People Investments brand in any way, including through unauthorized use of Collective Content, registering and/or using Connect People Investments or derivative terms in domain names, trade names, trademarks or other source identifiers, or registering and/or using domains names, trade names, trademarks or other source identifiers that closely imitate or are confusingly similar to Connect People Investments domains, trademarks, taglines, promotional campaigns or Collective Content;
- use any robots, spider, crawler, scraper or other automated means or processes to access, collect data or other content from or otherwise interact with the Site for any purpose;
- avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble, or otherwise attempt to circumvent any technological measure implemented by Connect People Investments or any of Connect People Investments providers or any other third party to protect the Site;
- attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site;
- take any action that damages or adversely affects, or could damage or adversely affect the performance or proper functioning of the Site;
- violate or infringe anyone else’s rights or otherwise cause harm to anyone.
6. Term and Termination, Suspension and other Measures
6.1 This Agreement shall be effective for a 30-day term, at the end of which it will automatically and continuously renew for subsequent 30-day terms until such time when you or Connect People Investments terminate the Agreement in accordance with this section.
If you choose to use the Site or Collective Content, you do so voluntarily and at your sole risk. The Site and Collective Content is provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
You agree that you have had whatever opportunity you deem necessary to investigate the Services, laws, rules, or regulations that may be applicable to your use of the Site and that you are not relying upon any statement of law or fact made by Connect People Investments relating to such use.
The foregoing disclaimers apply to the maximum extent permitted by law. You may have other statutory rights. However, the duration of statutorily required warranties, if any, shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
You acknowledge and agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by law, the entire risk arising out of your access to and use of the Site and Collective Content, your publishing or viewing of any content via the Site or any other interaction you have with other Users whether in person or online remains with you. Neither Connect People Investments, its officers, directors, employees and agents, nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site or Collective Content will be liable for any incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages, including lost profits, loss of data or loss of goodwill, service interruption, computer damage or system failure or the cost of substitute products or services, or for any damages for personal or bodily injury or emotional distress arising out of or in connection with (i) these Terms, (ii) from the use of or inability to use the Site or Collective Content, or (iii) from any communications, interactions or meetings with other Users or other persons with whom you communicate, interact or meet with as a result of your use of the Site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or any other legal theory, and whether or not Connect People Investments has been informed of the possibility of such damage, even if a limited remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose. In no event will Connect People Investments aggregate liability arising out of or in connection with these Terms and your use of the Site, or from the use of or inability to use the Site or Collective Content and in connection therewith, exceed the amounts you have paid or owe for use of the Site in the twelve (12) month period prior to the event giving rise to the liability, or one hundred U.S. dollars (US$100), if no such payments have been made, as applicable. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between Connect People Investments and you. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
9.1 We welcome and encourage you to provide feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Site (“Feedback“). You may submit Feedback by emailing us, through the Contact section of the Site, or by other means of communication. Any Feedback you submit to us will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary to you. By submitting Feedback to us, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, sub-licensable, perpetual license to use and publish those ideas and materials for any purpose, without compensation to you.
10. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
10.1 If you reside in the United States, these Terms will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California and the United States of America, without regard to conflict-of-law provisions. Judicial proceedings (other than small claims actions) that are excluded from the Arbitration Agreement in Section 10 must be brought in state or federal court in San Francisco, California, unless we both agree to some other location. You and we both consent to venue and personal jurisdiction in San Francisco, California.