Effective Date: March 1, 2017
PLEASE READ THIS RENTSHARE USER AGREEMENT. IT SETS FORTH THE LEGALLY BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USING THE SERVICES.
- ACCEPTANCE OF RENTSHARE USER AGREEMENT
- This RentShare User Agreement is entered into by and between you and i3-RS, LLC d/b/a RentShare (“RentShare”, “we” or “us”). The RentShare User Agreement, together with any documents expressly incorporated by reference (collectively, this “Agreement”) govern your access to and use of any website on which it is posted including any content, functionality, applications, and services offered on or through such website (individually and collectively, the “Services”), whether as a guest or a registered user. THIS AGREEMENT MAY CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 18 BELOW.
- THE SERVICES
- You can use the Services to make and receive rent payments. Landlords may take advantage of additional features such as invoicing and reporting by signing up for one of our subscription plans. Information about our different plans available to landlords is available here. We may change or discontinue the Services or change or remove features or functionality of the Services from time to time. We will notify you of any material change to or discontinuation of the Services.
- ACCESS AND USE OF THE SERVICES
- Eligibility. The Services are offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older. You must register with us and be a resident of or domiciled in the United States with a United States mailing address. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with RentShare. If you are entering this Agreement for an entity, such as the company you work for, you represent and warrant to us that you have legal authority to bind that entity. If you do not meet these requirements, you must not access or use the Services.
- User Accounts. To use most aspects of the Services, you must register for and maintain an active user account. If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access the Services using your user name, password, or other security information. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. We have the right to disable any user name, password, or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of this Agreement. You agree to notify us immediately at the RentShare Support Center (as set forth in Section 22) of any unauthorized use of your account.
- Tenant Requirements. If you would like to use the Services to make payments to your landlord, you must register with us and maintain an active account. In addition, for us to be able to provide payment to your landlord electronically, your landlord must register with us as well. If your landlord does not register with us, we will send payment to your landlord by check.
- Landlord Requirements; Consent for Consumer Credit Report; Permission to Use Logo and Rent Rolls.
- Consent for Consumer Credit Report. If you are a landlord, you consent to RentShare obtaining a consumer credit report on you from consumer reporting agencies upon registration and thereafter from time to time as deemed necessary by us, for evaluating your creditworthiness for underwriting purposes in connection with your use of the RentShare Services.
- Grant of Permission to Use Logo and Rent Rolls. Landlord grants RentShare permission to use information in the rent rolls that Landlord has provided to RentShare (including tenant email addresses) to market RentShare’s services to Landlord’s tenants, whether or not such tenants are already users of RentShare’s services. In addition, Landlord hereby grants permission to RentShare to use (a) Landlord’s name, image, and likeness, whether business and/or personal, and (b) Landlord’s logo (provided Landlord has provided it to RentShare), in connection with marketing communications and other materials that Rentshare may send or otherwise make available to Landlord’s tenants. In the event Landlord objects to any manner of display or use of its name, image, likeliness, or logos as herein granted, Landlord shall provide notice to RentShare of such objections and provide RentShare with a commercially reasonable period of time within which to make requested changes.
- Network Access and Devices. The Services may be accessed by the internet. You are responsible for obtaining network and internet access necessary to use the Services. If you access the Services from a mobile device, then your mobile network’s data and messaging rates and fees may apply. You are responsible for acquiring and updating compatible hardware and devices to access the Services.
- Access from Third-Party Applications. We may provide software or integrations which allow the Services to be accessed directly from third-party applications or services (each an “Integration”). If we make an Integration available, RentShare grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to access and use the Services through the provided Integration. If you are a tenant, then such Integration is provided solely for your own personal, non-commercial use. If you are a landlord, then such Integration is provided solely for your own use in the ordinary course of your business. In addition, you agree to be bound by any end user license agreement or additional terms that we may provide relating to access and use of the Services through any such Integration.
- Social Media Features. If we provide social media features with certain content, you make take such actions as are enabled by such features.
- Access from the RentShare App. As part of the Services, users can download and use the RentShare mobile application (the “RentShare App”). You may download a copy to your mobile device and use the RentShare App in accordance with the following terms:
- License. RentShare grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive and nontransferable license in the United States to (a) download, install, and use the RentShare App on a mobile device owned or otherwise controlled by you (“Mobile Device”); and (b) access and use the Services through the RentShare App, strictly in accordance with this Agreement. If you are a tenant, then the RentShare App is provided solely for your own personal, non-commercial use. If you are a landlord, then the RentShare App is provided solely for your own use in the ordinary course of your business.
- Restrictions. You shall not: (a) copy the RentShare App, except as expressly permitted by this license; (b) modify, translate, adapt, or otherwise create derivative works or improvements, whether or not patentable, of the RentShare App; (c) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, decode, or otherwise attempt to derive or gain access to the source code of the RentShare App or any part thereof; (d) remove, delete, alter, or obscure any trademarks or any copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights notices from the RentShare App, including any copy thereof; (e) rent, lease, lend, sell, sublicense, assign, distribute, publish, transfer, or otherwise make available the RentShare App, or any features or functionality of the RentShare App, to any third party for any reason; or (f) remove, disable, circumvent, or otherwise create or implement any workaround to any copy protection, rights management, or security features in or protecting the RentShare App.
- Updates. RentShare may from time to time in its sole discretion develop and provide RentShare App updates, which may include upgrades, bug fixes, patches, other error corrections, and/or new features (collectively, including related documentation, “Updates”). Updates may also modify or delete in their entirety certain features and functionality. You agree that RentShare has no obligation to provide any Updates or to continue to provide or enable any features or functionality. Based on your Mobile Device settings, when your Mobile Device is connected to the internet either: (a) the RentShare App will automatically download and install all available Updates; or (b) you may receive notice of or be prompted to download and install available Updates. You shall promptly download and install all Updates and acknowledge and agree that the RentShare App or portions thereof may not properly operate should you fail to do so. You further agree that all Updates will be deemed part of the RentShare App and be subject to all terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Text Messaging. By using the RentShare App or by otherwise providing us with your mobile phone number in connection with your use of the Services, you agree that we may communicate with you regarding RentShare and other entities by SMS, MMS, text message or other electronic means to your Mobile Device and that certain information about your usage of the RentShare App and our Services may be communicated to us. If you change or deactivate your mobile telephone number, you agree to promptly update your RentShare account information to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person that acquires your old number. You may stop text messages from us by texting the word “STOP” to the number that texts you from the Mobile Device that is receiving the messages or by contacting the RentShare Support Center as set forth in Section 22 below. However, if you opt out of receiving text messages from us, your ability to use the Services may be impacted.
- Export Regulations. The RentShare App may be subject to US export control laws, including the US Export Administration Act and its associated regulations. You shall not, directly or indirectly, export, re-export, or release the RentShare App to, or make the RentShare App accessible from, any jurisdiction or country to which export, re-export, or release is prohibited by law, rule, or regulation. You shall comply with all applicable federal laws, regulations, and rules, and complete all required undertakings (including obtaining any necessary export license or other governmental approval), prior to exporting, re-exporting, releasing, or otherwise making the RentShare App available outside the US.
- RENT PAYMENTS
- Credit and Debit Authorization. If you are a tenant, then by submitting a request that payment be made to your landlord you authorize RentShare to cause to be debited the deposit account or credit card account that your landlord has provided to RentShare as part of the registration process. If you are a landlord, then by registering with us you authorize RentShare (or its designated payment processor) to cause funds to be deposited or credited to the deposit account that you provided to RentShare.
- Payment Ownership, Scheduling, and Disbursement
- Funds transfers by tenants may be held for up to three (3) business days prior to disbursement to a landlord. Once payment to a landlord has been scheduled, a tenant may only change or cancel his or her payments in accordance with Section 4(e). RentShare reserves the right to refuse process any payment if we reasonably believe that the activity, or the transaction if processed, would result in you being in violation of this Agreement or in violation of applicable law. We will attempt to promptly notify you if we decline to process a payment unless we reasonably believe you have engaged in any prohibited activity listed in Section 8, in which case we shall have no obligation to contact you.
- Once a tenant transfers funds designated for payment to a landlord, a tenant has no further rights in those funds, subject to Section 4(e) below. Prior to disbursement in accordance with the tenant’s instructions, RentShare shall cause to be deposited all funds received from a tenant in a non-interest-bearing deposit account at a financial institution in the United States that is owned and maintained by RentShare’s payment processor (the “Settlement Account”). The Settlement Account will be a commingled account containing funds deposited for the benefit of landlords who use the Services as well as other customers of the payment processor. RentShare shall maintain records of subaccounts for each landlord (“Subaccount(s)”).
- RentShare is not a bank, savings and loan or regulated financial institution. RentShare is not a money transmitter. RentShare does not own, control, or transfer the funds in the Settlement Account, such funds are owned and controlled by RentShare’s payment processor. RentShare uses Instruction Based Funding services provided by its payment processor to cause the fund transfers required for the Services. RentShare’s payment processor will initiate funds transfers or check, as applicable, to landlords from the Settlement Account consistent with funding instruction files received from RentShare. Neither landlord nor tenant will receive interest on any amounts transferred for time which elapses during payment processing.
- Reversals, Returns and Chargebacks. Landlord agrees to be liable for any reversals, returns, or chargebacks (“Disputed Amounts”) incurred by RentShare, and authorizes RentShare to instruct its payment processor to setoff the amount of such Disputed Amount against funds held in the landlord’s Subaccount in order to reimburse RentShare for the amount of such Disputed Amount, and if the balance in its subaccount is insufficient to cover the Disputed Amount, the landlord will immediately upon request from RentShare transfer funds to the Settlement Account for credit to RentShare in the Disputed Amount.
- Recurring Payments. Tenant may authorize RentShare to cause its payment processor to initiate recurring payments to designated Landlords based upon an agreed upon schedule. RentShare will make these recurring payments unless and until RentShare receives and confirms a tenant’s request for cancellation, and has had a reasonable time to act upon it.
- Payment Refund and Cancellation Policy
- Tenant may cancel a payment to be made by electronic funds transfer or credit card transaction up to one business day prior to a scheduled payment date for a full refund minus transaction and service fees. If within one-business day of a scheduled payment date, tenant must notify his bank directly in order to cancel a single payment or to terminate authorization as to all future payments. If a payment has been finalized and/or credited to a landlord’s account, tenant must contact the landlord directly for a refund, or follow the transaction dispute procedures of tenant’s financial institution.
- Landlords will instruct RentShare during the registration process as to how to handle partial payments. Unless a landlord has directed RentShare to disburse partial payments, RentShare will refund the amount(s) received to the tenant if the full amount due and owing to the landlord is not received within 20 days of the scheduled due date provided to RentShare during registration.
- If a funds transfer request or charge to a tenant’s account initiated by RentShare is declined due to insufficient funds, closed account, or any other reason, RentShare will notify the tenant and the designated landlord by email.
- All refund and cancellation requests are subject to the following conditions:
- Transaction or service fees, and insufficient funds fees are not refundable under any circumstances.
- Insufficient funds fees must be paid in full by one account holder, regardless of how many accounts are associated with the payment.
- Credit card payment refunds may take up to 5 business days to process. Bank account refund requests may take up to 3 business days to process.
- Refund inquiries can be made by contacting us at the RentShare Support Center as set forth in Section 22.
- FEES; TAXES; RIGHT TO SETOFF
- Fees. The fees we charge for the Services are set forth here on our website.
- Fee Changes. The fees we charge for the Services may change from time to time, and we reserve the right to modify them at any time for any reason upon notice to you or by posting on our website. For any of the Services that are subscription based, any increase in our fees will take place at the time that the next payment of your subscription is due. From time to time we may add or modify certain offerings or Services and we reserve the right to charge you additional or different fees in consideration for providing such new or modified Services to you.
- Taxes. As a RentShare user, you are responsible for determining what, if any, taxes apply to payments made or received using RentShare, and it is your responsibility to collect, report, and pay the correct tax to the appropriate tax authority.
- Right to Set-Off. Without prejudice to any other right or remedy RentShare may have, RentShare reserves the right to set off at any time any amount owning to it by you under this Agreement or otherwise.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. The Services including, without limitation, the RentShare App, any Integrations, our website and its entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by RentShare and its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. You may not modify, copy, record, publish, transmit, distribute, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part without our written consent.
- TRADEMARKS. The RentShare trademark and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of RentShare or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of RentShare. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on this website are the trademarks of their respective owners.
- PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES. You may use the Services only for lawful purposes and in accordance with this Agreement. You agree not to use the Services:
- In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the United States or other countries).
- To impersonate or attempt to impersonate another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses associated with any of the foregoing).
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material without our prior written consent, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter” or “spam” or any other similar solicitation.
- To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Services, or which, as determined by us, may harm RentShare or users of the Services or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
- Use any payment source you are not authorized to use or engage in any fraudulent transaction.
- Manipulate or abuse the credit card or ACH payments process in any way, including, but not limited to, making a payment to create cash from a credit or gift card.
- Use the Services for any unauthorized or illegal purpose, including, but not limited to, making or receiving payments related to pornography, drugs, gambling, tobacco, or other prohibited activities.
- Use the Services in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the website or interfere with any other party’s use of the website or Services, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the website.
- Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the Services for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the website.
- Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the website or the Services or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.
- Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the website or Services.
- Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Services the server on which our software or website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Services.
- Attack the Services via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
- Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services.
- LIMITED WARRANTY; SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY; DISCLAIMER
- Limited Warranty. RentShare represents and warrants that it will make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that requests for electronic debits and credits involving bank accounts, credit and debit card transactions, and check issuances are processed and paid in a timely manner, except that this warranty shall not apply to any failure to complete or delay in processing of any payment if:
- Tenant’s payment was rejected or returned, was unpaid due to insufficient funds or credit availability, or was not authorized for any reason;
- RentShare’s system was not working properly and you had knowledge of this fact and still used the system;
- A force majeure event occurred as described in Section 21(d);
- Landlord information was incorrect, whether provided by the tenant or landlord;
- RentShare has not received funds from tenant (or tenants) sufficient to make a rent payment in the full amount due to landlord;
- Landlord refused or returned payment;
- RentShare reasonably suspected fraud and refused to process the payment;
- A processing error or delay in the ACH, EFT, or any other processing system occurred; or
- RentShare reasonably believed, in its sole judgment, that you engaged in any prohibited activities set forth in Section 8 or otherwise breached this Agreement.
In the event of RentShare’s breach of the foregoing warranty, RentShare’s sole and exclusive obligation and liability and your sole and exclusive remedy shall be as follows:
- RentShare shall use reasonable efforts to correct the erroneous transaction and refund any service fees assessed by RentShare.
- The foregoing remedy shall not be available unless you give notice of the defective Services, reasonably described, to RentShare within ten (10) days of the time when you discover or ought to have discovered that the Payment Services were defective.
- DISCLAIMER. EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH IN SECTION 9(a), THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” RENTSHARE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHER (INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE), AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, RENTSHARE MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND THAT THE SERVICES OR ANY OTHER GOODS, SERVICES, TECHNOLOGIES, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR RESULTS OF THE USE OF ANY OF THEM, WILL MEET YOUR OR OTHER PERSON’S REQUIREMENTS, OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULT, BE COMPATIBLE OR WORK WITH ANY OTHER GOODS, SERVICES, TECHNOLOGIES, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS, OR BE SECURE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, FREE OF HARMFUL CODE OR ERROR-FREE. RENTSHARE WILL MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT REQUESTS FOR ELECTRONIC DEBITS AND CREDITS INVOLVING BANK ACCOUNTS, CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS AND CHECK ISSUANCES ARE PROCESSED IN A TIMELY MANNER EXCEPT, AS MAY BE OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN.
- EACH USER AGREES TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW THAT IN NO EVENT WILL RENTSHARE, ITS PARENT COMPANY, SUCCESSORS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, BUSINESS PARTNERS, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS AND EACH OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND EMPLOYEES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RENTSHARE ENTITIES”) BE LIABLE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR ITS SUBJECT MATTER UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY AND OTHERWISE, FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, ENHANCED OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, IN EACH CASE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE RENTSHARE ENTITIES WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES OR SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES WERE OTHERWISE FORESEEABLE, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY AGREED OR OTHER REMEDY OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE NOT A RENTSHARE ENTITY.
- RENTSHARE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE THE RENTSHARE ENTITIES FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES.
- MAXIMUM LIABILITY
- SUBJECT TO 10(c)(ii), IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE RENTSHARE ENTITIES TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY AND OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE LESSER OF: (i) THE AMOUNT OF FEES RECEIVED BY US PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT FOR THE SERVICES PERFORMED IN THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THREE MONTHS; OR (ii) $500.00. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY EVEN IF YOUR REMEDIES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
- To the maximum extent permitted by law, our liability arising from any breach of the limited warranty in Section 9(a) will be limited to actual monetary damages that are the direct result of our failure to exercise reasonable care in providing the Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for funds transfers which are subject to Article 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC Article 4A”), we are liable only for damages required to be paid under UCC Article 4A. Our liability for loss of interest resulting from any error or delay shall be calculated by using a rate equal to the average Federal Funds rate at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for the period involved. At our option, payment of such interest may be made by crediting your account.
- Exceptions. The exclusions and limitations in this Section 10 do not apply to RentShare’s obligations or liability for RentShare’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.
- THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the RentShare Entities from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of this Agreement (including any Additional Terms), your use of the website or the Services, your User Contributions, or from any act or omission by you with respect to the Services or a payment.
- RentShare may make available message boards, personal web pages or profiles, forums, bulletin boards, and other interactive features or communications tools that may allow users to post, submit, publish, display, store or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter “post”) content or materials including, without limitation, and messages to your landlord, tenants, and/or roommates (collectively, “User Contributions”) on through the Services.
- Any User Contribution you post will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Services, you grant us and our affiliates, business partners, and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for the purpose that you provided it, without further notice to or consent from you, and without payment to you or any person or entity.
- You represent and warrant that:
- You either own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions or have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our affiliates, business partners, and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns;
- Your User Contributions will not contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable or otherwise violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations;
- Neither your User Contributions nor use of your User Contributions as contemplated herein will infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person or entity; and
- Your User Contributions do and will comply with this Agreement.
- You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not the RentShare, have fully responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness.
- We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions submitted by you or any other user of the Services.
- We have the right to: (i) take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe that such User Contribution violates the Terms of Service, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the Services or the public or could create liability for RentShare; (ii) disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material submitted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy; (iii) take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Services; and (iv) refuse to provide Services to you or terminate or suspend your account if we believe, in our sole opinion, that you are using (or intend to use) the Services in a fraudulent manner or in a way that is otherwise in violation of the law or this Agreement.
- In addition, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Services or website. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RENTSHARE ENTITIES FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR BECAUSE OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN BECAUSE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES. You agree to fully cooperate with us to investigate any suspected or actual activity that is in breach of this Agreement.
- Any suspension or termination shall not affect your obligations to us under Agreement. The provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive the suspension or termination of your account or this Agreement shall survive including, but not limited to the rights and licenses that you have granted hereunder, indemnities, disclaimers, limitations on liability, provisions related to intellectual property ownership, and all the miscellaneous provisions in Section 21.
- We reserve the right at any time and for any reason, to modify or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Services or to modify this Agreement. In addition, we reserve the right to provide you with additional terms and conditions that may govern your use of the Services generally, unique parts of the Services, and/or additional functionality or applications made available to you as part of the Services (“Additional Terms”). Any such Additional Terms that we may provide to you will expressly reference this Agreement, will be effective upon notice, and be incorporated by reference into this Agreement. To the extent any Additional Terms directly conflict with this Agreement, the Additional Terms will control.
- Subject to the next paragraph, modifications to this Agreement will become effective three (3) days after posting on the website or, if we notify you by email or conventional mail, as stated in the email message or conventional mailing. Your access to and use of the Services or website after the effective date of any modification of this Agreement will signify your assent to and acceptance of the same. If you object to any subsequent revision to this Agreement, immediately discontinue use of the Services or website. All counteroffers to this Agreement (or amendments to the same) are categorically rejected.
- If a dispute arises out of or relates to the website or this Agreement including, without limitation, any Additional Terms or their breach (the “Dispute”), the parties agree that the Agreement in effect at the time the Dispute arose shall apply to the Dispute, including any amendments to the Agreement posted prior to the dispute arising. No amendment to the Agreement shall apply to any Dispute as to which we had notice prior to posting the amendment.
- We may provide third-party content through our website or Services. Any such third-party content represents the opinions and judgments of the third-party. We do not endorse, warrant and are not responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement that may be made in such third-party content and expressly disclaim any warranties with respect to the same.
- We may provide links to other websites maintained by third parties. We do not operate or control, in any respect, or necessarily endorse the content found on these third-party websites. You assume sole responsibility for your use of third-party links. We are not responsible for any content posted on third-party websites or liable to you for any loss or damage of any sort incurred because of your dealings with any third-party or their website.
- Reporting Claims of Copyright Infringement. We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from the RentShare website or through your use of the Services infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access to them) by submitting written notification to our designated copyright agent is below.
- DMCA Notice of Alleged Copyright Infringement. In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA”), the written notice (the “DMCA Notice”) must include substantially the following:
- Your physical or electronic signature.
- Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works on the website, a representative list of such works.
- Identification of the material you believe to be infringing in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material.
- Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number, and, if available, email address).
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate.
- A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
- If you fail to comply with the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective. Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the website is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
- Designated Copyright Agent. DMCA Notices must be delivered to our designated copyright agent:
Katie Agnew, Corporate Counsel
I3-RS, LLC d/b/a RentShare
40 Burton Hills Blvd, Suite 415
Nashville, TN 37215
- Repeat Infringers. It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.
- Electronic Signatures. Each party agrees that the electronic signatures, whether digital or encrypted, of the parties included in this Agreement are intended to authenticate this writing and to have the same force and effect as manual signatures. Electronic signature means any electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with a record and executed and adopted by a party with the intent to sign such record, including facsimile or email electronic signatures.
- RentShare is an Independent Contractor. The relationship between you and RentShare is that of independent contractors. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, joint venture or other form of joint enterprise, employment or fiduciary relationship between the parties, and neither party shall have authority to contract for or bind the other party in any manner whatsoever.
- Subcontractors. We reserve the right to use one or more subcontractors to perform all or part of the Services.
- Force Majeure. RentShare shall not be liable or responsible to you, nor be deemed to have defaulted or breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of this Agreement when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by or results from acts or circumstances beyond the reasonable control of RentShare including, without limitation, acts of God, flood, fire, earthquake, explosion, governmental actions, war, invasion or hostilities (whether war is declared or not), terrorist threats or acts, riot, or other civil unrest, national emergency, revolution, insurrection, epidemic, lock-outs, strikes or other labor disputes (whether or not relating to either party’s workforce), or restraints or delays affecting carriers or inability or delay in obtaining supplies of adequate or suitable materials, materials or telecommunication breakdown or power outage, provided that, if the event in question continues for a continuous period in excess of ten (10) days, you shall be entitled to give notice in writing to RentShare to terminate this Agreement.
- Governing Law and Jurisdiction. All matters relating to our website, the Services, this Agreement and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Tennessee without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Tennessee or any other jurisdiction). Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to our website, the Services, and/or this Agreement shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Tennessee in each case located in the City of Nashville and County of Davidson although we retain the right to bring any suit, action or proceeding against you for breach of this Agreement in your county of residence. You waive all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.
- Waiver and Severability. No waiver of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Agreement will continue in full force and effect.
- Assignment. You may not transfer or assign any rights or obligations you have under this Agreement without RentShare’s prior written consent. RentShare reserves the right to transfer or assign this Agreement or any right or obligation under them at any time.
- Communications. You consent to receiving communications from RentShare electronically. You agree that we have the right to communicate with you by email or by posting notices on this website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
The Services (including this website) are owned and operated by i3-RS, LLC d/b/a RentShare.
All questions about your account, requests for support, feedback, comments, and other communications relating to the Services should be directed to the RentShare Support Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-407-5023.