HouseSitMexico’s Terms and Conditions are below, but here’s a summary of what we think some key take-aways should be for everyone using HouseSitMexico.com:
1. ALL MEMBERS MUST BE HONEST IN WORD AND ACTION
2. WE DO NOT VET MEMBERS (so please verify references and do your due diligence)
3. KEEP PRIVATE INFORMATION PRIVATE
4. USE THIS WEBSITE THE WAY IT WAS INTENDED
It’s our hope these standards for behavior (and everything in the Terms and Conditions below) will foster a helpful, friendly and welcoming HouseSitMexico online community. That’s what we’re here for.
The HouseSitMexico Team
Terms and Conditions of UseClick here to expand our Terms and Conditions
1.1These terms and conditions shall govern your use of our website.
1.2By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.
1.3If you register with our website, submit any material to our website or use any of our website services, you expressly agree to these terms and conditions.
1.4You must be at least 21 years of age to use our website; and by using our website and by agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 21 years of age.
2.1Copyright (c) 2016 HouseSitMexico((™)
2.2Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:
(a)we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and
(b)all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved in all languages, in all media.
3.Licence to use website
(a)view pages from our website in a web browser;
(b)download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;
(c)print pages from our website;
(d)stream audio and video files from our website; and
(e)use our website services by means of a web browser, subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.
3.2You may only use our website for your own personal purposes, and you must not use our website for other people (beyond you, your spouse and family, and/or partner) or for any other purposes.
3.3Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.
3.4Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:
(a)republish material from our website (including republication on another website);
(b)sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;
(c)show any material from our website in a public forum or presentation;
(d)exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or
(e)redistribute material from our website.
3.5Notwithstanding Section 3.4, you may redistribute our newsletters and updates of available house sits sent to you.
3.6We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.
4.1You must NOT:
(a)use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;
(b)use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
(c)use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;
(d)conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent;
(e)access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means;
(f)violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our website; or
(g)use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing).
4.2You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.
5.Registration and accounts
5.1To be eligible for an individual account on our website under this Section 5, you must be at least 21 years of age.
5.2You may register for an account with our website by completing and submitting the account registration form on our website, and clicking on the verification link in the email that the website will send to you.
5.3You must not allow any other person (other than a a spouse/partner or member of your household) to use your account to access the website.
5.4You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account.
6.User login details
6.1If you register for an account with our website, you will be asked to choose a password, which you must keep confidential.
6.2You must not use your account for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.
6.3You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.
6.4You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses to you, to other HouseSitMembers, or to HouseSitMexico arising out of such a failure.
7.Cancellation and suspension of account
7.1You may cancel your membership (account) by sending an email to email@example.com, informing us of your decision. You will not be entitled to any refund if you choose to cancel your account.
8.House sitter and homeowner services
8.1To become a subscriber to our website services, you must pay the applicable membership fees during the account registration procedure. We will send you an acknowledgement of your order. The contract between us for the supply of the website services shall come into force upon the issue of the order acknowledgement.
8.2Registered users with active membership will be able to access house sitting-related services on our website, which depending on whether the member is a homeowner and/or a house sitter may include:
(a)the publication of a personal profile on our website;
(b)access to our searchable database of other users’ personal profiles, house sitter “Ads�?, and Listings of Assignments (available house sits);
(c)ability to post a House Sitter Profile and/or a house sitting Assignment Available
(d)private messaging to and from other website users
(e)posting to the website’s Members’ Blob
(f)full access to the features of the website’s Members’ Forum
8.3We may from time to time vary the benefits of membership. If in our reasonable opinion such a variation results in a substantial loss of value or functionality, you shall have the right to cancel your membership, and we will refund to you any amounts paid to us in respect of any period of membership after the date of such cancellation.
8.4At the end of any period of membership for which you have paid, and subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions, your membership will be automatically cancelled, unless you renew the membership and pay the applicable fees.
8.5Except where expressly requested or permitted by us to do so, you must not add any information to our website that may facilitate direct communications with other users (including without limitation email addresses, postal addresses, instant messaging IDs, telephone numbers, fax numbers, personal website URLs and social networking profile URLs).
8.6You acknowledge that we cannot be held responsible for the behavior of our users, either on or off the website, and we cannot guarantee that any information provided by a user is true, accurate, complete, current and not misleading; and will not hold us liable in respect of any loss or damage arising out of any user behavior or user information.
9.1All information that you supply on or to the website (including video, photos, text or other media), including all that which may be part of a personal profile, house sitter Ad or house sit Assignment listing, must be true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.
9.2You must keep your personal profile on our website up to date.
9.3Personal profile information must also comply with the provisions of Section 4 and Section 13.
10.1You may request a refund of the amount you paid for your membership if you have utilized the website’s features to seek a house sitter in good faith (both listing the house sit and searching the online house sitter database), and have not had success in finding a house sitter at any time during the term of your membership.
10.2Members who wish to house sit and are unsuccessful in being hired as house sitters do not qualify for a money-back guarantee.
10.3We will refund money using the same method used to make the payment.
11.Your content: license
11.1In these terms and conditions, “your content” means all works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, photographs, audio material, video material, and files) that you submit to us or our website for storage or publication on, processing by, or transmission via, our website.
11.2You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, store, adapt, publish, translate and distribute
your content in any language and in any existing or future media.
11.3You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under Section 12.2.
11.4You grant to us the right to bring an action for infringement of the rights licensed under Section 12.2.
11.6You may edit your content to the extent permitted using the editing functionality made available on our website.
11.7Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach any provision of these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content.
12.Your content: rules
12.1You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.
12.2Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
12.3Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions, must not:
(a)be libelous or maliciously false;
(b)be obscene or indecent;
(c)infringe upon any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;
(d)infringe upon any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;
(e)constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;
(f)constitute an incitement to commit a crime, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity;
(g)be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;
(h)be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;
(i)be in breach of official secrets legislation;
(j)be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;
(k)depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner;
(l)be pornographic, lewd, suggestive or sexually explicit;
(m)be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading;
(n)consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage;
(p)be offensive, deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, antisocial, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or
(q)cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.
12.4Your content must be appropriate, civil and tasteful, in accordance with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behavior on the Internet.
12.5You must not use our website to link to any website or web page consisting of or containing material that would, were it posted on our website, breach the provisions of these terms and conditions.
12.6You must not submit to our website any material that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
13.1You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our Website without our express written consent.
14.1Your content must not depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner.
14.2Your content must not be pornographic or sexually explicit, or consist of or include explicit, graphic or gratuitous material of a sexual nature.
15.1You must not use the Website to promote or distribute any viruses, Trojans, worms, root kits, spyware, adware or other harmful software, programs, routines, applications or technologies.
15.2You must not use the Website to promote or distribute any software, programs, routines, applications or technologies that will or may negatively affect the performance of a computer or introduce significant security risks to a computer.
16.1Your content must not be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading.
16.2Statements of fact contained in your content must be true; and statements of opinion contained in your content must be truly held and, where possible, based upon facts that are true.
17.1Content must not consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information that may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause:
(a)illness, injury or death; or
(b)any other loss or damage.
18.Marketing and spam
18.1You must not, without our prior written permission, use our Website for any purposes related to marketing, advertising, promotion, or the supply and/or sale of goods and/or services beyond house and/or pet sitting or offering a house and/or pet sitting assignment
18.2Your content must not constitute spam.
18.3You must not use our Website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.
18.4You must not send any spam or marketing communications to any email addresses obtained from our Website.
18.5You must not use our Website to market, distribute or post chain letters, Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, matrix programs, “get rich quick” schemes or similar schemes, programs or materials.
19.1You must not use our Website for any purpose related to gambling, gaming, betting, lotteries, sweepstakes, prize competitions or any gambling-related activity.
20.1You must not use our Website to provide any legal, financial, investment, taxation, accountancy, medical or other professional advice or advisory services.
21.1Content must be appropriate, civil, tasteful and in accordance with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behavior on the Internet.
21.2Content must not be grossly offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory.
21.3Content should not cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
21.4Do not flame or conduct flame wars on our Website (“flaming” being the sending of hostile messages intended to insult, in particular where the message is directed at a particular person or group of people).
21.5Do not troll on our Website (“trolling” being the practice of deliberately upsetting or offending other users).
21.6Do not flood our Website with Content focusing upon one particular subject or subject area, whether alone or in coordination with other users.
21.7Your content must not duplicate existing Content on our Website.
21.8You must submit your content to the appropriate part of the Website.
21.9Do not unnecessarily submit textual content in CAPITAL LETTERS.
21.10You should use appropriate and informative titles for all Content.
21.11You must at all times be courteous and polite to other Website users.
22.1You must not link to any website or web page containing material that would, were it posted on the Website, breach the preceding terms of this Policy.
23.Breaches of this Policy
23.1We reserve the right to edit or remove any Content in our sole discretion for any reason, without notice or explanation.
23.2Without prejudice to this general right, if you breach this Policy in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached this Policy in any way, we may:
(a)delete or edit any of your Content;
(b)send you one or more formal warnings;
(c)temporarily suspend your access to a part or all of the Website;
(d)permanently prohibit you from using a part or all of the Website;
(e)block computers using your Internet Protocol address from accessing the Website;
(f)contact your internet services provider and request that they block your access to the Website; and/or
(g)bring court proceedings against you for breach of contract or otherwise.
24.1Where we suspend or prohibit your access to the Website or a part of the Website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition (including without limitation using a different account).
25.1Notwithstanding the provisions of this Policy, we do not actively monitor Content.
25.2If you become aware of any material on the Website that contravenes this Policy, please notify us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
26.1If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our website, or any material or activity that breaches these terms and conditions, please let us know.
26.2You can let us know about any such material or activity via email to email@example.com.
27.1We do not warrant or represent:
(a)the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our website;
(b)that the material on the website is up to date; or
(c)that the website or any service on the website will remain available.
27.2We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and eto the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.
28.Limitations and exclusions of liability
28.1Nothing in these terms and conditions will:
(a)limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(b)limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
(c)exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law,
(d)and your statutory rights will not be excluded or limited by these terms and conditions, except to the extent permitted by law.
28.2The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 16 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:
(a)are subject to Section 16.1; and
(b)govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.
28.3To the extent that our website and the information and services on our website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.
28.4We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.
29.1You hereby indemnify us, and undertake to keep us indemnified, against any and all losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute) incurred or suffered by us and arising directly or indirectly out of:
(a)any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions; or
(b)your use of our website.
30.Breaches of these terms and conditions
30.1Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:
(a)send you one or more formal warnings;
(b)temporarily suspend your access to our website;
(c)permanently prohibit you from accessing our website;
(d)block computers using your IP address from accessing our website;
(e)contact any or all of your internet service providers and request that they block your access to our website;
(f)commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or
(g)suspend or delete your account on our website.
30.2Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).
31.Third party websites
31.1Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations.
31.2We have no control over third party websites and their contents, and subject to Section 16.1 we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
32.1HouseSitMexico™, our logos and our other registered and unregistered trade marks are trade marks belonging to us; we give no permission for the use of these trade marks, and such use may constitute an infringement of our rights.
32.2The third party registered and unregistered trade marks or service marks on our website are the property of their respective owners and, unless stated otherwise in these terms and conditions, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such we cannot grant any licence to exercise such rights.
33.1We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.
33.2We will give you written notice of any revision of these terms and conditions, and the revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date that we give you such notice; if you do not agree to the revised terms and conditions, you must stop using our website.
34.1You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
34.2You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
35.1If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.
35.2If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
36.1A contract under these terms and conditions is for our benefit and your benefit, and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third-party.
36.2The exercise of the parties’ rights under a contract under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third-party.
38.Law and jurisdiction
38.1These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America.
38.2Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the laws of laws of the state of Texas, of the United States of America.
39.Statutory and regulatory disclosures
39.1We will not file a copy of these terms and conditions specifically in relation to each user or customer and, if we update these terms and conditions, the version to which you originally agreed will no longer be available on our website. We recommend that you consider saving a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.
39.2These terms and conditions are available in the English language only.
Your privacy is critically important to us. At HouseSitMexico we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our services.
If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is HouseSitMexico’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, HouseSitMexico collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. HouseSitMexico’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how HouseSitMexico’s visitors use its website. From time to time, HouseSitMexico may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
HouseSitMexico also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. HouseSitMexico only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Certain visitors to HouseSitMexico’s websites choose to interact with HouseSitMexico in ways that require HouseSitMexico to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that HouseSitMexico gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for email contact (e.g.: House Sitter Updates) for their name and email address. Those who purchase a membership are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, HouseSitMexico collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the Member’s interaction with HouseSitMexico. HouseSitMexico does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
HouseSitMexico may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, HouseSitMexico does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information
HouseSitMexico discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on HouseSitMexico’s behalf or to provide services available at HouseSitMexico’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using HouseSitMexico’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. HouseSitMexico will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, HouseSitMexico discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when HouseSitMexico believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HouseSitMexico, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of HouseSitMexico’s website and have supplied your email address, HouseSitMexico may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new content on our site, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with HouseSitMexico. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. HouseSitMexico takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.
If HouseSitMexico, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that HouseSitMexico goes out of business, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of HouseSitMexico may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.