Terms of Use

Your use of this web site and your transactions conducted with the company in connection with this web site are subject to the following terms and conditions, referred to as “Terms of Use”. Clicking onto webpages beyond the web site’s homepage constitutes your acceptance of and agreement with the terms of use whether or not you complete a transaction with the company and whether or not you complete your transaction on the web site or through other channels, such as by phone, by e-mail, facsimile, or otherwise. If you do not agree to the terms of use, you may not use this web site.

This Web site is owned and operated by Real Estate Connection, 9841 Washingtonian Blvd #200, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, which is referred to below as “REC”, “Real Estate Connection”, “we”, “us”, “our” or “Company”.

Permissible Use of Rocket Homes Services
You agree that:

  • Your use of this Web site is subject to and governed by these Terms of Use;
  • You will only access or use this Web site and transact business with us if you are at least 18 years old;
  • You will comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use as they appear on this Web site each time you access and use this Web site;
  • Each use of this Web site by you indicates and confirms your assent and agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use; and
  • These Terms of Use are a legally binding agreement between you and REC that will be enforceable against you.

You agree not to use or attempt to use this Web site for any purpose that:

  • Interferes with or induces a breach of the contractual relationships between REC and its team members, clients, or customers;
  • Is any way unlawful or prohibited, or that is harmful or destructive to anyone or their property;
  • Transmits any advertisements, solicitations, schemes, spam, flooding, or other unsolicited e-mail, unsolicited commercial communications;
  • Transmits any harmful or disabling computer codes or viruses;
  • Interferes with our network services;
  • Attempts to gain unauthorized access to our network services;
  • Impairs or limits our ability to operate this Web site or any other person’s ability to access and use this Web site; and/or
  • Uses any methods, means or devices to click on to this Web site or cause a visit to this Web site for purposes of manipulating the results of any Internet search engine, or for any other purpose other than conducting real estate related business with REC.

Consent to follow MLS Rules. You agree to the following:

  • to use the Services only for your personal use;
  • that you are entering a lawful consumer-broker relationship with REC as defined by applicable state law;
  • you have a bona fide interest in the purchase, sale, or lease of real estate on the REC website, and;
  • that you will not copy, redistribute or retransmit any of the information provided except in connection with your consideration of the purchase or sale of an individual property.

Residential Real Estate Only. You are authorized to use the Services only for residential real estate transactions, and not for commercial real estate transactions of any kind.

No Copying, Distributing or Creating Derivative Works. You agree not to copy, distribute, display or create derivative works from, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any portion of the Services. You also agree not to remove or modify any copyright or other intellectual property notices that appear in the Services.

No Scrubbing or Scraping. Publicly available search engine providers may crawl or query the Services only for the purpose of creating an index with links to the Services’ web pages to generate web search engine results. All other automated queries of the Services (including screen and database scraping, spiders, robots, crawlers and any other automated activity with the purpose of obtaining information from the Services) is strictly prohibited, unless you have received express written permission from REC.

No Right to Reproduce. Except as expressly stated herein, this Agreement does not provide you a license to use, reproduce, distribute, display or provide access to any portion of the Services on third-party Web sites or otherwise.

Aggregated Data
Information Aggregation. REC is not responsible for any errors in displayed information or delays in displaying information. All information provided on the Services is either transmitted to REC from other entities or persons or was obtained through publicly available sources. Issues of data accuracy may be brought to the attention of REC by sending feedback but it is likely that such information accuracy cannot be corrected by REC and the entity or person that generated the information must be appealed to. For example: incorrect listing information can only be changed by the third party listing agent under our terms with the MLSs.

Days on Site
Days on Site: The Days on Site value, displayed as “added X days ago” or “added to Rocket Homes X Days ago” is derived from the date the listing was first displayed on the Site, not from the data in the MLS Listing.

Use and Access of this Web Site
REC reserves the right at all times, in its sole discretion and without notice to you, to deny your access to and use of this Web site. You agree that you may not use or attempt to use any part of this Web site to represent that you have any (express or implied) affiliation with REC or broker relationship with REC without the express written permission of REC. You may not use this Web site to transmit unsolicited e-mail to this site or to anyone whose e-mail address included the domain name under on this Web site.

You agree and acknowledge that you have the sole responsibility and liability for your use of this Web site and for providing or obtaining, and for maintaining, all of the hardware, software, electrical power, telecommunications, Internet services, and other products or services necessary or desirable for you to access and use this Web site.

Intellectual Property Rights

Marks used on this Web site are the property of their respective owners. Realtor®“, “Realtors®“, “Realtor-Associate®“, the “Realtor®” logo and the block “R” logo are used on this Web site to denote membership in the “National Association of Realtors®” and, as such, providers of real estate related services consistent with a strict code of ethics and the highest standards of professionalism.

Web Page Content
You acknowledge and agree that:

  • All source code, calculations, products, materials, data, information, text, screens, functionality, services, design, layout, screen interfaces, the “look and feel”, and the operation of this Web site (collectively “Web Page Content”) are protected by various intellectual property laws, including, but not limited to, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and service marks; and
  • All rights associated with the Web Page Content are owned by REC, its licensors, or content providers. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading or viewing any Web Page Content. You further acknowledge and agree that you will not in any way copy, reproduce, publish, create derivative works from, perform, upload, post, distribute, transfer, transmit, modify, adapt, reverse engineer, frame in any webpage, or alter the appearance of any Web Page Content.

You may not use Web Page Content, domain names (in whole or in part), or e-mail addresses related to or derived from this Web site, nor any data, trademarks, functionality, service marks, trade names, brand names and/or logos contained within or derived from this Web site, for any purpose; meaning that you may not, among other prohibited uses, use any Web Page Content, domain names, e-mail addresses, data, trademarks, service marks, trade names, brand names and/or logos on or derived from this Web site:

  • In or as any meta-tag or hidden text;
  • In or as part of any contextual marketing directory, index, or triggering term;
  • As content or advertising related to any other Web site including, but not limited to, comparative/informational Web sites; and/or
  • As a variable or data element in any algorithm that causes another Internet browser to appear on, over, or at the same time as the Company’s Web site or controls the content of any other Internet browser window.

Submissions: You acknowledge and agree that all submissions to REC containing any comments, improvements, suggestions, and ideas regarding this Web site will become and remain our exclusive property, including any future rights associated with such submissions, even if the provisions of these Terms of Use are later modified or terminated. This means that you forever disclaim any proprietary rights in such submissions, and you acknowledge REC’S unrestricted right to use, publish, and commercially exploit, identical, similar, or derivative ideas originating from your submission, in any medium, now and in the future, without notice, compensation or other obligation to you or any other person.

Linking and Third-Party Advertising
Not Responsible for Links to Other Web sites: For your convenience, this Web site may provide links to other Web sites on the World Wide Web. Unless expressly stated otherwise on this Web site, REC does not endorse, approve, sponsor or control, and we are not in any way responsible for, any of the content, services, calculations, information, products or materials available at or through any Web sites to which this Web site may provide a link. By using this Web site you acknowledge and agree that REC will not be responsible or liable to you or any other person for any damages or claims that might result from your use of such content, services, calculation, information, products or materials.

No Advertising / No Links: REC does not permit third-party advertising on this Web site. Except with the written permission of REC, you agree that you will not create links from any Web site or webpage to this Web site or any webpage within this Web site.

Effective Date and Revisions
These REC Terms of Use and Privacy Policy are effective as of March 1, 2020.

You agree and acknowledge that we may revise or change these Terms of Use at any time, without notice to you, and you agree that you will be bound by the provisions of these Terms of Use as they appear on this Web site at the time you access this Web site. Because these Terms of Use may change, we encourage you to frequently review them. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your acceptance of these updated policies

Location
You understand and acknowledge that REC controls and operates this Web site from within the United States of America. This Web site provides information regarding services and products that are made available in the United States only. We make no representation that the services or products about which information may be provided on this Web site will be available (a) anywhere outside of the United States or (b) in every state within the United States. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for compliance with all federal, state and local laws applicable to your access to and use of this Web site.

User IDs and Passwords
Certain areas or features of this Web site may be restricted to users who have obtained a user identification and password by completing a registration process described on this Web site. Please be sure to protect and maintain the confidentiality of any user identification, password or other identifying information you may obtain in connection with your use of this Web site. You agree to notify REC immediately if you believe your user identification, password or other identifying information has been lost, stolen or otherwise compromised. You also acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all damages or claims that may arise from any access to or use of this Web site by any person to whom you have provided your user identification, password or other identifying information, or by any person who has obtained such information from you, including, but not limited to, any access to or use of this Web site that may occur after you have notified us that your user identification, password or other identifying information has been lost, stolen or otherwise compromised.

Referrals
REC does not guarantee or warrant the products or services of other product or service providers to whom it may refer you, including, but not limited to, real estate brokers/agents, lenders and escrow/settlement companies.

Website Copyright/DMCA Policy
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 this Site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access to them) from the Site by submitting written notification to the REC Legal Team. In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (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 Site, 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 the material.
  • Information by which we can contact you (include your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail 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 the penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

You must send your DMCA Notice to the following:

Real Estate Connection
9841 Washingtonian Blvd #200
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

If you fail to comply with all 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 Site is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorney’s fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.

Counter-Notification Procedures

If you believe that material you posted on the Site was removed or access to it was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with us (a “Counter Notice”) by submitting written notification to our Legal Team (identified below). Pursuant to the DMCA, the Counter-Notice must include substantially the following:

  • Your physical or electronic signature.
  • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appears before it was removed or access disabled.
  • Information by which we can contact you (include your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address).
  • A statement under penalty of perjury by you that you have a good faith belief that the material identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
  • A statement that you will consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the jurisdiction in which your address is located (or if you reside outside the United States, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, located in Detroit, Michigan) and that you will accept service from the person (or agent of that person) who provided the Site with the complaint at issue.

You must send your Counter-Notice to the following:

Real Estate Connection
9841 Washingtonian Blvd #200
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against you within ten business days of receiving the copy of your Counter-Notice.

Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Site was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.

Repeat Infringers

It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers.

The Internet as an Open Network
While certain designated parts of this Web site employ technologies to secure your data and the transmissions between you and REC, the Internet is an open system and we cannot provide absolute assurances that transmissions cannot be intercepted/decrypted by others.

Fair Housing Act
REC fully supports the Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended). As such, REC does not engage in business practices that discriminate against persons because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or handicap.

Equal Housing Opportunity
REC is pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the United States. 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.