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PrideRoommates.com, and its affiliates, successors, parents, subsidiaries, assigns, licensees, and designees (collectively and individually " PrideRoommates.com") provide you access to the Prideroommates.com web site (the "Site") subject to the terms and conditions of use set forth below (the "Terms of Use"). PrideRoommates.com offers certain services via the Site, including, without limitation, roommate matching services (the "Services"). You agree to read the Terms of Use carefully before using the Site or the Services. By using the Site and the Services, you agree to abide by the Terms of Use, as follows:

1. What We Do and What We Don't Do?
The Site provides a place where users can exchange information about roommate, officemate and landlord or tenant opportunities, but PrideRoommates.com is not involved in any actual transactions between our users. This service is provided on an "as is" basis and PrideRoommates.com assumes no responsibility for any information posted on the Site by others, including information posted by users or by advertisers.

PrideRoommates.com has no control over or ability to verify the quality, safety, legality, legitimacy, truth, accuracy or completeness of any listings or other information posted on the Site. PrideRoommates.com is not able to verify the identity of users on its sites. You should use caution in your dealings with other users and our advertisers to the same extent as in any dealings with strangers, and you must assess and bear all risks arising in connection with your use of the Site and the Services. PrideRoommates.com does not vouch for the character, honesty or integrity of any user and you should not assume that information is accurate merely because it is posted on the Site or that users are honest merely because they are members of the Site. In particular, you should not provide money, anything else of value or personal information to any other user before evaluating the risks of doing so and satisfying yourself of the recipient's legitimacy and good faith.

WE DO NOT CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECKS OR OTHERWISE SCREEN THE MEMBERS REGISTERING TO THE SERVICE IN ANY WAY. AS A RESULT, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL AND/OR CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF COMMUNICATING AND/OR MEETING WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SERVICE, OR INDIVIDUALS INTRODUCED TO YOU VIA THE SERVICE. SUCH DAMAGES INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PHYSICAL DAMAGES, BODILY INJURY AND OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS AND DISCOMFORT.

2. Content Guidelines/Prohibited Use
Content Guidelines. You agree not to post, upload or transmit to the Site or to PrideRoommates.com's servers any communications, text, graphics or other information (collectively, "Material") that:
- is unlawful, tortious, obscene, fraudulent, defamatory, harmful, threatening, indecent, vulgar, harassing, discourteous, hateful, abusive or racially, ethnically, religiously, sexually or otherwise offensive;
- discloses or provides information protected under any law, agreement or fiduciary relationship, including but not limited to proprietary or confidential information of others (including but not limited to your employer), inside information or privileged information;
- misrepresents your identity in any way or contains forged or""spoofed"" headers or identifiers or otherwise misrepresents or hides the origin of any Material;
- provides or embeds contact information in photographs, profile descriptions or any other unauthorized manner without paying for a subscription.
- contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or other disabling devices or other harmful component intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
- advocates or encourages any illegal activity;
- creates liability for PrideRoommates.com or causes PrideRoommates.com to violate the requirements of or to lose the services, in whole or in part, of its Internet service providers or other suppliers;
- infringes upon the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, publicity right or other intellectual property or proprietary right of any third party;
- violates the privacy of individuals, including other users of the Site or the Services; or
- violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law.

You agree not to use this Site or the Services if you are under 18 years of age.

You acknowledge and agree you are entirely responsible for all material that you post, email or otherwise transmit or make available through the Site ("Material"). In using the Site and the Services, and in all dealings with any person whom you contacted or communicated with through or as a result of your use of the Site or the Services, you will comply with all applicable foreign, domestic, intentional, state and local law. You acknowledge that PrideRoommates.com does not originate the information available in communications on the Site and that all information, data, text, photographs, graphics, messages or other materials available through communications on the Site ("Communication Content") are the sole responsibility of the person who originates such Content. PrideRoommates.com does not control or regularly monitor Communication Content on the Site or Material transmitted through the Site or sent as a result of contacts made through the Site.

Accordingly, PrideRoommates.com does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any Content. You understand that by using the Site and the Services, you may be exposed to offensive, indecent or objectionable Content. You agree that PrideRoommates.com will not be liable for any Content, including but not limited to any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content, any conduct of any user of the Site or any conduct of any person resulting from contacts or communications made through the use of the Site.

Notwithstanding the fact that PrideRoommates.com does not regularly monitor or screen Communication Content, PrideRoommates.com reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to remove or refuse to post any Content for any reason it deems sufficient. Without limiting the foregoing, PrideRoommates.com in its sole and absolute discretion may determine whether you are in compliance with the foregoing guidelines and reserves the right to delete from the Site without prior notice or liability any Communication Content that it deems to be non-complying or otherwise objectionable for any reason. PrideRoommates.com also may take any action with respect to any Communication Content if PrideRoommates.com believes, in its sole and absolute discretion, that the Communication Content may create liability for PrideRoommates.com or any third parties or may cause PrideRoommates.com to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its Internet service providers, vendors or advertisers.

Password Security. You will receive an account with a user name or handle and password, and you are responsible for all activities in your account and will be liable for all use of your account. You agree to protect the confidentiality of your user name/handle and password and to prevent their unauthorized use. You must notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. You must exit from your account at the end of each session. You agree to be fully liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this paragraph and to indemnify PrideRoommates.com from and against all such loss or damage, including its costs, expenses and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred as a result of any such failure.

Other Restrictions on Use. You shall comply with all laws and regulations applicable to your use of the Services, the Site, and the Communication Content. You are not permitted to use PrideRoommates.com's name, URL, trademarks or other material in any manner, including, without limitation, in connection with "spam" email messages or newsgroup postings. For the purposes of these Terms of Use, "spam" has the meaning generally understood among Internet users, and includes without limitation unsolicited electronic mail advertisements. You may not impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load (as determined by PrideRoommates.com in light of the load imposed by other users generally) on PrideRoommates.com's infrastructure. You may not use any "bot" or other automated repetitive or iterative mechanism or the like to gain any sort of benefit from PrideRoommates.com or any of its business affiliates.

You may not interfere with or disrupt the Site or the Services, servers or networks connected to the Site or the ability of other users to access and use the Site. You agree to comply with all requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site;

A $5,000 advertising surcharge will be billed to any roommate service provider; including but not limited to employees, affiliates, consultants or partners of said roommate service provider, that subscribes to Prideroommates.com and actively promotes its goods or services without prior approval from Prideroommates.com. This surcharge will be billed to any such person within 30 days after account activation.

3. Links to Third-Party Sites
Any third-party sites to which the Site may link are not under PrideRoommates.com's control, and PrideRoommates.com does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information, content, communications or materials available on such third-party sites. Absent express language to the contrary, PrideRoommates.com does not intend links contained on the Site to be referrals to, or endorsements of, the linked third-party sites or the entities that operate them, and such links are provided for convenience only.

4. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
THE SERVICES, INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR OTHER DATA OF ANY KIND OR NATURE MADE AVAILABLE AT THE SITES (COLLECTIVELY, "INFORMATION") ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED ARE DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PRIDEROOMMATES.COM MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTY AS TO THE CONTENT, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITES OR THE INFORMATION OR THAT THE INFORMATION MAY BE RELIED UPON FOR ANY REASON.

PRIDEROOMMATES.COM MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTY THAT USE OF THE SITES, THE SERVICES OR THE INFORMATION WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, VIRUS-FREE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY DEFECTS CAN BE CORRECTED. PRIDEROOMMATES.COM DOES NOT SCREEN OR ENDORSE ANY ROOMMATES WHO LIST ON THE SITES, AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AS TO INDIVIDUAL CHARACTER, CREDITWORTHINESS, RENTAL HISTORY OR ABILITY TO PAY RENT, OR CONTENT OF LISTINGS POSTED ON THE SITES BY INDIVIDUALS SEEKING ROOMMATES.

NO ONE IS UNDER ANY OBLIGATION TO USE THIS SERVICE OR THE SITE AND PRIDEROOMMATES.COM CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EVENTS THAT TRANSPIRE THROUGH OR AS A RESULT OF USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES.

IT IS EACH USER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE THE CHARACTER AND ACCEPTABILITY OF ANY PROSPECTIVE ROOMMATE, OFFICE MATE OR TENANT. PRIDEROOMMATES.COM IS NOT AND WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES ARISING OUT OF CONTACTING OR MAKING ASSOCIATIONS WITH USERS OF THE SITES.

ALL INFORMATION IS SUBMITTED VOLUNTARILY AND THIS INFORMATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. ALL RISKS FOR MAKING THIS INFORMATION AVAILABLE WILL BE BORNE BY YOU, THE USER. IF A DISPUTE SHOULD ARISE BETWEEN YOURSELF AND ANOTHER USER YOU RELEASE PRIDEROOMMATES.COM FROM ANY CLAIMS OR DAMAGES (ACTUAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED ARISING FROM SUCH A DISPUTE.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION 5, PRIDEROOMMATES.COM SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR:

- ANY LOSS OR INJURY CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY ITS ACTIONS, OMISSIONS, OR NEGLIGENCE, OR FOR CONTINGENCIES BEYOND ITS CONTROL, IN PROCURING, COMPILING, OR DELIVERING THE CONTENT, THE SITE OR THE SERVICES;
- ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR INACCURACIES IN THE CONTENT REGARDLESS OF HOW CAUSED, OR DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS IN DELIVERY OF THE CONTENT;
- ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN OR NOT TAKEN IN RELIANCE UPON THE CONTENT FURNISHED HEREUNDER;
- ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, FROM THE USE OF, OR RELIANCE ON, THE CONTENT, OR FROM THE USE BY YOU OF THE INTERNET GENERALLY;
- ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES OR THE SITE, EVEN IF PRIDEROOMMATES.COM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES; OR
- ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (NO MATTER HOW THEY MIGHT ARISE, INCLUDING FROM PRIDEROOMMATES.COM NEGLIGENCE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTENT, THE SERVICES, THE SITE OR THE TERMS OF USE.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THESE TERMS OF USE TO THE CONTRARY, PRIDEROOMMATES.COM's TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU IS LIMITED TO $100 OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID PRIDEROOMMATES.COM IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRECEDING THE ACT OR OMISSION GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, SO THEY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU ALSO MAY HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

5. Indemnification, Release and Covenant Not to Sue
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless PrideRoommates.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, joint venturers, contractors, advertisers, business associates, attorneys and employees from and against all losses, claims, damages or other costs of any nature or kind whatsoever arising directly or indirectly out of: (i) any Communication Content that you originate, post, transmit or otherwise make available to PrideRoommates.com or the Site; (ii) any violation by you of these Terms of Use as they may be modified from time to time, or of any representation, warranty or agreement made by you in these Terms of Use as they may be modified from time to time; and (iii) your use of the Site or the Services, your conduct with respect to the Site or the Services and your dealings with any person whom you contacted or communicated with through or as a result of your use of the Site or the Services. Such indemnity shall include, but not be limited to, reasonable expenses, attorneys' fees, court costs and other expenses of investigation, litigation and settlement of any such claim.

6. Privacy and Communications to the Sites
Any Material that you transmit or post to the Site, by electronic mail or otherwise (other than personally identifiable information about you), including any answers to questions, comments, suggestions, or other data supplied by you is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. You hereby grant to PrideRoommates.com a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual fully paid-up license to use any such Material (except Communication Content) for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, distribution, advertising, marketing, promotion, research, broadcast, display, modification, syndication, licensing and posting. PrideRoommates.com's use of personally identifiable information is governed by the terms of PrideRoommates.com's Privacy Policy.

7. Representations and Warranties
You represent and warrant that:
- you have full right and power to enter into and perform these Terms of Use, and have secured all third party consents necessary to enter into these Terms of Use;
- all factual assertions that you have made and will make to PrideRoommates.com are true, accurate, current and complete; and
- you are of the age of majority, have the right to enter into legally binding agreements, and have the full and complete right to agree to the Terms of Use.

8. Termination
PrideRoommates.com reserves the right to terminate this Agreement immediately, without notice and without liability to you for any or no cause, at any time. Without limiting the preceding sentence, PrideRoommates.com may terminate or suspend your use of the Services or access to the Site immediately and without notice or liability to you for any reason it deems sufficient in its sole and absolute discretion, including but not limited to: (a) your breach of the Terms of Use; (b) your infringement of the intellectual property rights of a third party; (c) PrideRoommates.com's inability to verify or authenticate any information you provide or its belief that any such information may not be true, accurate, current and complete; (d) any violation of any applicable laws or rights of any third party as a result of Material uploaded or transmitted by you to the Site; or (e) PrideRoommates.com's belief that your conduct may cause financial loss or legal liability for PrideRoommates.com, other users, or you. Upon termination, any payment made by you for Services not yet used shall be refunded to you within thirty (30) days.

9. Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution
The Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to conflict of laws principles. You and PrideRoommates.com agree that any and all disputes arising out of or related to the Terms of Use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in Delaware.

10. Changes to the Services and the Sites
PrideRoommates.com reserves the right to change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Services or the Site at any time, including the availability of any features, databases or content. PrideRoommates.com will attempt to provide reasonable notice of such changes to the Services or the Site. PrideRoommates.com may also impose limits on features or restrict access to parts of the Site and the Services.

11. Modifications to the Terms of Use
PrideRoommates.com may amend these Terms of Use at any time by posting amended Terms of Use to the Site. The amended Terms of Use shall be effective immediately upon posting to the Site. PrideRoommates.com therefore encourages you to review these Terms of Use frequently.

12. Intellectual Property Rights
The Content and the Services, including their selection and arrangement on the Site, are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws, including laws of the United States and other countries, treaties and international conventions. Any unauthorized use of the Content or Services may violate such laws. PrideRoommates.com does not grant any express or implied right or license under any copyright or other intellectual property in any Content or Services on the Site, except as authorized in these Terms and Conditions. Except for printing not more than two copies of Content for use consistent with the purposes for which you are authorized to have access to such Content, no portion of theContent may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means without PrideRoommates.com's prior written permission.

Trademark
Prideroommates.com and certain other names or logos displayed on the Site are service marks or trademarks of PrideRoommates.com or related entities, and all related products and service names, design marks and slogans are the service marks or trademarks of PrideRoommates.com, and are protected by the trademark laws and other intellectual property laws of the United States and other countries, and by international treaties and conventions. Elements of the Site, including, but not limited to the "look" and "feel" of the Site, are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.

13. Miscellaneous
Your sole remedy for any breach of these Terms of Use by PrideRoommates.com shall be an action at law for money damages, if any. In no event shall you be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief based on any act or omission of PrideRoommates.com, or any breach of these Terms of Use by PrideRoommates.com.
These Terms of Use constitute the entire understanding of you and PrideRoommates.com with respect to the subject matter hereof. There are no understandings, agreements, conditions or representations, oral or written, express or implied, with reference to the subject matter hereof that are not merged herein, expressly referenced herein, or superseded hereby.
Nothing contained in these Terms of Use shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, joint venture or other form of joint enterprise between you and PrideRoommates.com.
The provisions of these Terms of Use are independent of each other and the invalidity of any provision or a portion thereof shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any particular provision is found to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed to have been replaced with a valid and enforceable provision that approximates as closely as possible the intent of you and PrideRoommates.com as reflected in the original provision.
Any delay or failure on the part of PrideRoommates.com to enforce any rights hereunder to which it may be entitled shall not be construed as a waiver of the right and privilege to do so at any subsequent time.



14. Purchase Terms.
Certain Services on the Site are available for purchase. By submitting this purchase, You authorize PrideRoommates.com to renew your, automatically, every month, at the guaranteed renewal rate that applies to the purchase option chosen by you, (the Subscription) until such time as you choose to cancel. You may cancel a Subscription at any time by contacting CCBILL, PrideRoommates.com independent billing processor CCBILL which can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through any of the following methods (simply deactivating your profile on PrideRoommates.com WILL NOT cancel your renewing subscription as our members often deactivate and reactivate per their needs and do not cancel in order to keep in their locked rate) -


Phone: 1-888-596-9279

Email: consumersupport@ccbill.com

Fax: 480-449-8820

Billing Support Online: https://support.ccbill.com/index.cgi?language=english

 

 

 

 

 

 



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