Real Estate Terms of Use

Petworth News is the personal blog of Drew Schneider (dba "Petworth News"). By using the Real Estate section of Petworth News and the website's related content and services, you agree to be bound by the following terms of use (these terms may be updated without notice). These terms are also really long and officious but required. If you're into this kind of thing, please enjoy! 

The Real Estate section of Petworth News is provided for consumers for informational and entertainment purposed only. While there is a good-faith presumption of content accuracy, Petworth News does not guarantee the accuracy of any real estate information provided by the listing agents. All content (text, imagery, pricing, etc.) for listings are provided by the listing agent or entity. Petworth News is not a lender, loan originator, loan processor, or underwriter, nor a registered real estate agent, broker or brokerage and makes no implied ability, expertise or authority in real estate. Petworth News does not aid or assist consumers in researching or obtaining loans, or in finding a real estate brokerage or qualified agent. 

Equal Housing Opportunity Statement (view US policy)
Petworth News is pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination." We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. 

Permissible Use
Lending professionals and institutions are prohibited from using information provided by the Real Estate section of Petworth News in making any loan-related decisions. Subject to the restrictions set forth in the following paragraphs, you may copy information from the Real Estate section of Petworth News only as necessary for your personal use to view, save, print, fax and/or email such information. You agree otherwise not to reproduce, modify, distribute, display or otherwise provide access to, create derivative works from, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any portion of the Real Estate section of Petworth News. You may link to any publicly accessible page on the Real Estate section of Petworth News so long as Petworth News is cited as a source.

Acceptable Use
You agree not to use the the Real Estate section of Petworth News in any way that is unlawful, or harms Petworth News, the real estate listing agents, brokerages or any other user. You agree not to distribute spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or similar communications through the email / contact features of Petworth News. You agree not to impersonate another person or misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity. Except as expressly stated herein, these Terms of Use do not provide you a license to use, reproduce, distribute, display or provide access to any portion of the Real Estate section of Petworth News on third-party websites or otherwise. Except as expressly stated herein and without limitation, you agree that you will not, nor will you permit or encourage any third party to, reproduce, publicly display, or otherwise make accessible on or through any other website, application, or service any content, profile information about real estate, lending or other professionals, underlying images of or information about real estate listings, or other data or content available through the Real Estate section of Petworth News. Some of the listings use Google Maps web mapping service. Your use of Google Maps is subject to Google's terms of use, located at

Bots, Spiders, Scrapers, etc. 
Automated queries (including screen and database scraping, spiders, robots, crawlers and any other automated activity with the purpose of obtaining information from the Real Estate section of Petworth News) are strictly prohibited, unless you have received express written permission from Petworth News. As a limited exception, publicly available search engines may query the Real Estate section of Petworth News and provide an index with links, only to the extent such unlicensed "fair use" is allowed by applicable copyright law. 

Contacting a Listing Agent
If you, as a consumer, choose to contact a real estate agent through the Real Estate section of Petworth News by filling out a contact form or sending an email, you authorize Petworth News to provide your name and contact information and other identifying information you provide to the applicable real estate agent. You also agree that Petworth News is not responsible or involved in any communications, inquiries or transactions made with any third-party (buyer, seller, real estate agent, brokerage or other). Questions regarding any listing should be directed to the agent responsible. 

Disclosures and Consent
By using this website, the disclosures and consent required under certain state laws are deemed to be provided, received, and agreed to. For specific information regarding applicable disclosures and consent, please see Petworth News Terms of Use

Intellectual Property
The Real Estate section of Petworth News is the property of Petworth News, and subject to the intellectual property rights. © 2015-2017 Petworth News. All rights reserved. The names of actual companies, products and services mentioned on this site may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Petworth News does not assert copyright or grant any rights to the underlying images or descriptions of real estate listings provided on the Real Estate section of Petworth News. Any use of these images and descriptions is subject to the copyright owner's permission and/or the requirements of applicable law.

No Warranty
Petworth News provides advertising real estate listing and information "as is," "with all faults" and "as available," and the entire risk as to satisfactory quality, performance, accuracy, and effort is with you. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Petworth News and its advertising clients make no representations, warranties or conditions, express or implied. Petworth News and its advertising clients expressly disclaim any and all warranties or conditions, express, statutory and implied, including without limitation (a) warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, workmanlike effort, accuracy, title, quiet enjoyment, no encumbrances, no liens and non-infringement, (b) warranties or conditions arising through course of dealing or usage of trade, and (c) warranties or conditions of uninterrupted or error-free access or use.

Liability Limitation
In no event will Petworth News or its advertising clients be liable for any damages, including without limitation any indirect, consequential, special, incidental, or punitive damages arising out of, based on, or resulting from these terms of use or your use of the website, even if such party has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The exclusion of damages under this paragraph is independent of your exclusive remedy set forth below and survives in the event such remedy fails of its essential purpose or is otherwise deemed unenforceable. These limitations and exclusions apply without regard to whether the damages arise from (a) breach of contract, (b) breach of warranty, (c) negligence, or (d) any other cause of action, to the extent such exclusion and limitations are not prohibited by applicable law. If you do not agree with any part of these terms of use, or you have any dispute or claim against Petworth News or its advertising clients with respect to these terms of use or the services, then your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the services.

Changes to Terms
Petworth News reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time in its sole discretion. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting the revised version of these Terms of Use to Your continued use of Petworth News after the effectiveness of such changes will constitute acceptance of and agreement to any such changes. You further waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes to these Terms of Use. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms of Use. Petworth News may alter, suspend or discontinue the Real Estate section of the website at any time to you and/or to others, without notice.

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree to submit to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts sitting in Washington DC for any and all disputes, claims and actions arising from or in connection with the website and/or these Terms of Use. 

You agree to defend and hold Petworth News, its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless from any and all claims and demands made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Use, your use of the Petworth News website, your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

You release Petworth News, its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from all liability related to any and all claims and demands you may assert against any third party. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which states, "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor."

If any part of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be replaced with a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms of Use will continue in effect. The section titles in these Terms of Use are solely used for the convenience of the parties and have no legal or contractual significance. Petworth News may assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign these Terms of Use, or assign, transfer or sublicense your rights, if any. Petworth News’ failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. Except as expressly stated herein, these Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Petworth News with respect to the Real Estate section of the Petworth News website, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications of any kind between you and Petworth News with respect to the Real Estate section. 

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Updated: March 24, 2017