Website Terms of Use

 Effective Date: September 2019 

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) govern your use of the website operated by Parkmerced (“Parkmerced,” “we,” “us” or “our”), www.parkmerced.com, and anywhere else these Terms are posted (the “Site”). These Terms represent a binding contract between Parkmerced and you. By accessing the Site or creating an account, you expressly agree to be bound by them. If you do not agree to be bound by the Terms, you may not use the Site.

 

PLEASE NOTE THE ARBITRATION PROVISION SET FORTH BELOW, WHICH REQUIRES, EXCEPT WHERE AND TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW, YOU TO ARBITRATE ANY CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST PARKMERCED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY.

 

1. AGE LIMITATION AND ACCOUNT CREATION

 

You must be at least 18 years old to use our Site. If you are under 18 years old, please do not use our Site.

 

To access certain portions of the Site, such as the Resident Portal, you must create an account. You agree to provide truthful and accurate information during the account creation process. You also agree to maintain the accuracy of any submitted data. If you provided any information that is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we reserve the right to terminate your account and suspend your use of any and all Site.

 

You are responsible for preserving the confidentiality of your account password and will notify us of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account. You agree that you are responsible for all acts or omissions that occur on your account while your password is being used.

 

2. USER CONDUCT

 

By using the Site, you agree to not use the Site in any manner that:

 

•      Is designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of, any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment (including by means of software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs);

•      Interferes with or disrupts the Site, services connected to the Site, or otherwise interferes with operations or services of the Site in any way;

•      Infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other right of any party, or defames or invades the publicity rights or the privacy of any person, living or deceased (or impersonates any such person);

•      Consists of any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;

•      Causes Parkmerced to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our Internet service providers or other suppliers;

•      Links to materials or other content, directly or indirectly, to which you do not have a right to link;

•      Is false, misleading, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive or another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, as determined by Parkmerced in its sole discretion;

•      Copies, modifies, creates a derivative work of, reverse engineers, decompiles or otherwise attempts to extract the source code of the software underlying the Site or any portion thereof;

•      Violates, or encourages anyone to violate these Terms, any ancillary terms and conditions listed on the Site, or the Privacy Policy; or

•      Violates, or encourages to violate, any applicable local, state, national, or international law, regulation, or order.

 

3. LINKING

 

We welcome links to Site. You are usually free to establish a hypertext link to the Site so long as the link does not create a false implication of sponsorship or endorsement of your site by the Site or by Parkmerced.

 

4. NO FRAMING

 

Without the prior written permission of Parkmerced, you may not frame, or make it appear that a third-party site is presenting or endorsing, any of the content of the Site, or incorporate any intellectual property of the Site, Parkmerced or any of its licensors into another website or other service.

 

5. COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK OWNERSHIP

 

The Site and its content, features and functionality, including, without limitation, information, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, video clips, data compilations and the design, selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the “Parkmerced Content”), are the exclusive property of Parkmerced, our licensors or other content suppliers, and are protected by United States copyright, trademark, patent and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws, and may not be used or exploited in any way without our prior written consent. You may download information from the Site and print out a hard copy for your personal use provided that you keep intact and do not remove or alter any copyright or other notice (e.g., trademark, patent, etc.) contained in the information. Except as otherwise expressly stated herein, you may not modify, copy, distribute, display, reproduce, sell, license, or create derivative works from any information or Parkmerced Content, in whole or in part, including any text, images, audio, and video in any manner, without the prior written authorization of Parkmerced or any applicable third party suppliers. Any unauthorized use of text or images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and applicable regulations and statutes. You agree to comply with reasonable written requests from us to help us protect our proprietary and intellectual property rights.

 

6. YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND LICENSE GRANT

 

Some features on our Site, either now or in the future, may allow you to post or submit content and materials for publication on the Site (“Your Content”). You own any intellectual property rights to Your Content, but you agree that we can use, reproduce, modify, adapt and publish Your Content for purposes of enabling us to offer the Site or the features you have elected to use. You are responsible for Your Content, and acknowledge that once published, we cannot always remove it.

 

We are providing you with access to the Site pursuant to a limited, non-exclusive, non-sub-licensable, non-transferable, revocable license. You can use the Site for personal, non-commercial use, and subject to these Terms. This license is available to you as long as you are not barred from the Site by applicable law and your account is not terminated by us or by you. If these Terms are not enforceable where you are located, you may not use the Site. Parkmerced reserves all right, title, and interest not expressly granted under this license to the fullest extent possible under applicable laws.

 

7. LINKS TO EXTERNAL SITES

 

The Site may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the availability of these external websites nor do we endorse the activities or services provided by these websites. Under no circumstances shall we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused to a user in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on such external websites.

 

8. PRIVACY

 

We respect your privacy and have taken specific steps to protect it. Your submission of personal information through the Site is governed by our Privacy Policy.

 

9. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

 

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW AND SAVE FOR THE RIGHTS GRANTED TO CONSUMERS UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” PARKMERCED MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE OR THE CONTENT OR COMMUNICATIONS ON THE SITE, OR ANY WEBSITE OR OTHER CONTENT OR SERVICE THAT MAY BE ACCESSIBLE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THROUGH THE SITE. PARKMERCED DISCLAIMS IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT THE SITE AND ALL SOFTWARE, CONTENT AND SERVICES, INFORMATION DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SITE ARE MERCHANTABLE, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURATE, TIMELY, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NEED, OR NON-INFRINGING. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY PARKMERCED OR A REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY.

 

WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT IT IS ERROR-FREE, RELIABLE, WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING ANY SUPPORT SERVICES, WILL BE EFFECTIVE, RELIABLE, AND ACCURATE OR MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE (EITHER DIRECTLY OR THROUGH THIRD-PARTY NETWORKS) AT ALL TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING.

 

FURTHER, PARKMERCED DOES NOT ENDORSE AND MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, INFORMATION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT ON THE SITE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PARKMERCED BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE CONTENT ON THE SITE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC INFORMATION, OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT ON THE SITE.

 

10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

 

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW AND SAVE FOR THE RIGHTS GRANTED TO CONSUMERS UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, PARKMERCED WILL HAVE NO OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY (WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LIABILITIES, INCLUDING DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING ANY LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE OR PROFIT OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH) ARISING WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE, EVEN IF PARKMERCED HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES TO DAMAGES ARISING FROM (i) USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, (ii) COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES, (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS BY THIRD PARTIES, (iv) THIRD PARTY CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITE, OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE.

 

In addition, when using the Site, information will be transmitted over a medium which is beyond the control and jurisdiction of Parkmerced, its partners, advertisers, and sponsors or any other third party mentioned on the Site. Accordingly, Parkmerced assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Site.

 

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

11. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE

 

Except where and to the extent prohibited by law, by using the Site, you and Parkmerced agree that, if there is any controversy, claim, action, or dispute arising out of or related to your use of the Site or the breach, enforcement, interpretation, or validity of these Terms or any part of it (“Dispute”), both parties shall first try in good faith to settle such Dispute by providing written notice to the other party describing the facts and circumstances of the Dispute and allowing the receiving party thirty (30) days in which to respond to or settle the Dispute. Notice shall be sent to:

 

•      Us, at Parkmerced, 3711 19th Avenue, San Francisco, California, United States, 94132 or

•      You, at the address we have on file for you.

 

Both you and Parkmerced agree that this dispute resolution procedure is a condition precedent that must be satisfied before initiating any litigation or filing any claim against the other party. IF ANY DISPUTE CANNOT BE RESOLVED BY THE ABOVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE, YOU AGREE THAT THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR SUCH DISPUTE WILL BE DECIDED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. Other rights that you and we would otherwise have in court will not be available or will be more limited in arbitration, including discovery and appeal rights. All such disputes shall be exclusively submitted to JAMS (www.jamsadr.com) for binding arbitration under its rules then in effect, before one arbitrator to be mutually agreed upon by both parties.

 

The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute arising under or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of these Terms, including any claim that all or any part of these Terms are void or voidable.

 

12. CHOICE OF LAW AND CHOICE OF FORUM

 

These Terms have been made in and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any conflict of law principles. Any disputes or claims not subject to the arbitration provision discussed above shall be resolved by a court located in the State of California and you agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.

 

13. MODIFICATION AND TERMINATION

 

We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time. When we do so, we will update the “Effective Date” above. You will be notified of any material changes to these Terms via a posting on the Site and via email at the email address we have on file for you.

 

We shall have the right to immediately terminate these Terms with respect to any user which we, in our sole discretion, consider to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by you of these Terms.

 

14. CONTACT US

 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about these Terms, please contact us at:

 

Parkmerced

3711 19th Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94132

Email: leasing@parkmerced.com

Phone: 1-415-405-4600