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Abor.com Terms of Use

Welcome to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) Web Site. ABoR makes www.abor.com (Web Site) available subject to the following Terms of Use. ABoR may update and amend these Terms without prior notice. By entering and using the Web Site, you signify that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use posted at the time of your use of the Web Site. Unauthorized use of this Web site may be reported to technology@abor.com.

1. Objectives

This Web Site is intended to provide you with access to information about ABoR's business, services, products and related links to meet your needs. These Terms are intended to protect all users of this Web Site. DO NOT USE THIS WEB SITE IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS. ABoR reserves the right to modify or update these Terms or any features of this Web Site at any time. This Web Site includes links to other Web Sites that may or may not be affiliated with this Web Site or with ABoR. Your use of these linked Web Sites is not governed by these Terms, and ABoR disclaims all responsibility for your access to and use of such linked Web Sites.

2. Privacy

Log-in information and other information about you that you may submit or provide to ABoR through this Web Site is subject to ABoR's Privacy Policy. For more information about ABoR's use and protection of your information, please review ABoR's Privacy Policy. Information and communications posted on this Web Site may be monitored by ABoR and may be produced in response to demands by governmental authorities and private litigants in accordance with applicable legal principles.

3. Your Responsibilities

You signify that you will not use this Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful, illegal or prohibited by these Terms, including, without limitation, the sending and posting of any threatening, harassing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, inflammatory, sexually oriented or profane material, content or images, or other content that might be considered vulgar, violent or otherwise offensive. If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use this Web Site immediately terminates without the necessity of any notice. ABoR retains the right to deny access to this Web Site to anyone for any reason, including for violation of these Terms.

You are responsible for the content and accuracy of the information that you submit to or through this Web Site and any information or data that is generated by this Web Site as a result of your use of or access to this Web Site. You agree that any information that you provide is accurate, current and complete. You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that ABoR has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any information that you submit to or through this Web Site and any information or data that is generated by this Web Site that you create, transmit or display while using the Web Site and for the consequences of your actions (including any loss or damage which ABoR may suffer) by doing so.

You shall keep user identification numbers, confirmation numbers and passwords in confidence, and you agree not to distribute or disclose the same to third parties. It is your responsibility to immediately alter your password upon your belief that the password may be subject to theft, unauthorized use or access, or a breach of confidentiality.

4. Use of this Web Site

ABoR controls and operates this Web Site. All content on this Web Site, including, but not limited to, text, images, graphics, data and audio/video clips is the property of ABoR and may be protected by copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights. Unless other rights are expressly granted by ABOR, content on this Web Site is solely for your personal, non-commercial use, meaning that you may not use such content in any person's or firm's marketing or advertising materials without the permission of ABoR or without citing ABoR as the source, and that you will not post anyone's advertisements on this website. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in or with any content.

You are specifically prohibited from any use of this Web Site, and you agree not to use or permit others to use this Web Site, for any of the following:

  • disclose or share user names and/or passwords to any unauthorized third parties for any unauthorized purpose;

  • access or attempt to access ABoR's information technology systems, environments, data or accounts to which express authorization has not been granted, or log into an account that you are not authorized to access;

  • attempt to modify or remove any of the software or HTML code comprising a part of this Web Site.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.

5. Information Posted to this Web Site

ABoR has the right to monitor, use, display, distribute, reproduce, publish and modify any information you opt to post to publicly and privately accessible areas of the Web Site. In the event that ABoR provides comment posts, message boards, discussion forums or blogs on this Web Site, you agree to use the forums only for personal purposes and that you will not post commercial advertisements in online communities, forums or article posts. You shall not, without ABoR's express approval in advance, distribute or publish via this website any material containing solicitation of funds, advertising or written solicitation for goods and services. This includes content the purpose of which could reasonably be construed to be recruiting agents, leasing office space or equipment, or seeking or offering employment. You agree not to post any abusive, defamatory, obscene or illegal content or any content the posting of which would violate copyright. ABoR reserves the right, without obligation, to edit, delete or move messages that it deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, infringing in violation of laws, in violation of these terms or otherwise unacceptable. We reserve the right to deny access to this Web Site or any service provided via this Web Site to anyone who violates this visitor agreement or who, in our judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy this Web Site or infringes the rights of others. We also reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete or move any postings that come to our attention that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons.

You agree to indemnify and hold ABoR, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors and employees harmless from any claim, demand or cause of action, for any manner of actual, threatened or claimed loss, damage, cost or expense, including but not limited to costs of court and attorneys' fees, made by any person, firm, entity or governmental agency or body, due to or arising from content you submit, post, transmit or make available through an online learning community or otherwise from your use of an ABoR online community or this website

To submit posts to comments, message boards, discussion forum or blogs on this Web Site, individuals are required to log in and must be members of the Austin Board of REALTORS®. Names of posters will be posted with submitted content.

6. Password and Security

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Abor.com password and account information, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to a) immediately notify ABoR of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each user session.

7. Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ABOR, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR: (A) ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY. THIS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF PROFIT (WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY), ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL OR BUSINESS REPUTATION, ANY LOSS OF DATA SUFFERED, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS; (B) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE."

Austin Board of REALTORS® PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR). This policy explains how ABoR intends to manage any personal information you provide. It does not apply to personally identifying information that ABoR collects offline. Personally identifying information is information that enables ABoR to identify you, including your real estate license number, e-mail address, name, home phone number, etc.

Austin Board of REALTORS® OPT OUT POLICY

You may opt out of receiving ABoR's member-wide e-mail broadcasts at any time. Members of ABoR and subscribers and participants of ABoR's MLS have the option of choosing not to receive additional communications from ABoR on our products and services that may be of interest to you. ABoR members and MLS participants and subscribers are automatically registered to receive electronic communications once membership or MLS services are activated. If you choose not to receive our communications, you may unsubscribe at any time by visiting the "My Account" section of Abor.com.

How ABoR Collects and Uses Personally Identifying Information

You are welcome to visit ABoR's Web Sites at any time without offering personally identifying information. Sharing your personal information is required, however, to access the "Members Only" sections of Abor.com.

Supplying your log-in information makes it easier for you to:

  • Access information about the ABoR products and services you purchase or have purchased in the past.

  • Receive news broadcasts and other messages on our products, services and legislative efforts that may be relevant to your interests and facilitate future communication with you.

  • Purchase courses or pay invoices online.

  • Participate in surveys or special promotions.

Information you supply may be shared with affiliates and third parties providing services to you or to ABoR or its affiliates. ABoR may use personal information to provide the services you've requested, including services that display customized content. ABoR may also use personal information for auditing, research and analysis to operate and improve technologies and services. ABoR may share aggregated non-personal information with third parties. ABoR may use, share and disclose information in order to enforce these Terms, its rules and regulations or in its own effort to comply with laws and ethical business practices. In the event that ABoR provides comment posts, message boards, discussion forums or blogs on this Web Site, any information posted therein may be available to the world.