Terms of Use

Your use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of these Terms of Use.

I.    Offer of Terms and Implied Consent to Those Terms

Ricblair.com (referred to as we, us and our),  has its own terms and conditions. The terms and conditions stated herein (“Terms of Use”) address your ability to access and use the services of the Ricblair.com website (“Site”). Your (referred to as “you,” “your” or “user”) use or continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to accept and comply with the Terms of Use, including any modifications that may be made in the future as provided for hereinafter. For a further understanding of the rules governing the Site, you should also review the Ricblair.com Privacy Policy.

II.    Statement of Ownership and Reservation of Rights

The Site contains content that Ricblair.com creates, our vendors/licensors create and users create. All materials published on the Site, including, but not limited to, text, images, video, graphics and multimedia files, (“Content”) are protected by all applicable copyright and trademark laws and owned or licensed by Ricblair.com or the party credited as the provider of the Content. All rights in the Content are expressly reserved by the applicable copyright and trademark owner. Any rights not expressly stated in the Terms of Use are expressly reserved.

III.    User’s Right to Access and Use of Information on Site

a.    Authorized uses

Ricblair.com agrees to grant you limited rights to access and to use the Site and Content solely for informational, personal and non-commercial purposes. In certain instances, you may download or print one copy of Content created by Ricblair.com or by any party other than Ricblair.com to a single computer for your personal and non-commercial use only. You are prohibited from using or reproducing any image that is available on the Site. NAR is not the copyright holder of these images and does not have permission to allow others to use them.  You agree to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws with respect to access and use of the Site. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, brokerage, or agency relationship exists between you and Ricblair.com due to the Terms of Use or your use of the Site.

The Site is intended for visitors aged 13 and older. If you are under the age of 13, please do not visit or use the Site. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you must review these Terms with a parent or guardian before visiting or using the Site to make sure that you and your parent or guardian understand and agree to these Terms and your use of the Site. We do not collect information from any party we know is a child under the age of 13.

b.    All Other Uses Prohibited Except with Consent

You agree that any and all other uses of the Site and Content are prohibited, except with the express written consent of Ricblair.com.

c.    Expressly Prohibited Activities on Site

You agree that you will not:

i)    damage, interfere, disable, overburden or impair the Site, including any portion of the Site and security related features of the Site, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site;

ii)    access or attempt to access password protected, secure or non-public areas of the Site or NAR’s computer systems, including any portion that contains personal identifiable information such as, but not limited to, user names, passwords and e-mail addresses;

iii)    remove, alter, cover or distort any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice on the Site;

iv)    sublicense, transfer or otherwise make any Content available to any third party for commercial purposes or financial gain or use the Content in any other fashion or any other location other than as permitted in this section or as expressly authorized on the Site;

v)     Violate the privacy or infringe the rights of others, including intellectual property rights;

vi)    Use inflammatory, offensive or inappropriate language;

vii)   Use the Site in any way that violates local, state or federal laws;

viii)    Upload or share materials that are illegal, fraudulent, defamatory, libelous, misleading, threatening, profane, or obscene;

ix)     Impersonate other persons.

You agree to fully cooperate with Ricblair.com to investigate any suspected or actual activity that is a breach of the Terms of Use. Ricblair.com may, without any requirement of notice, change, suspend or discontinue any portion of the Site or any service provided at the Site.

d.    No Vested Rights in Any of the Services Provided on Site

Except for the limited use rights granted to you in the Terms of Use, you acknowledge that you have no rights, title or interest in the Site or Content.

IV.    Conditions for Linking to the Site

Ricblair.com grants you a non-exclusive, limited license, which is revocable at our discretion, to link to the Site home page from any site you own or control that is not commercially competitive with the Site and does not injure Ricblair.com, NAR, the Site or users of the Site, as long as the site with the link complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and does not violate any rights of others or in any way post, disseminate or facilitate any inappropriate, defamatory, profane, indecent, obscene or illegal name, information or other material. The authorization to link to the Site is not an endorsement by Ricblair.com of such other site and you agree to refrain from the any action or statement which is likely to confuse, mislead or deceive users of the Site. All of Ricblair.com rights and remedies are expressly reserved.

V.    Rights of Users

You may use the Site only for your personal, non-commercial use. For example, you may use the Site to search the Content for business and product information for your own use, but you may not resell that information to any other party.

VI.    User Content

This provision applies to those portions of the Site, whether existing now or created in the future, where users may provide Content to be reproduced or distributed on the Site. You are solely responsible for the Content you provide to, or make available on, the Site.

a.    Ownership

You warrant and represent that you own or otherwise hold all necessary rights and licenses to use the Content you provide, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to transmit such Content, and to authorize the use and dissemination of such Content, to and by Ricblair.com as more specifically set forth below.

b.    Ricblair.com Right to Use Content and User’s Representations and Warranties

By transmitting Content to Ricblair.com, you grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Ricblair.com an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free license and right: to use, reproduce, modify, publish, publicly perform, digitally perform, publicly display and distribute the Content worldwide; to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, the Content; and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the Content.

c.    Limitations on what may be submitted

Ricblair.com reserves the right to remove, or to refuse to publish, any Content that:

i)    contains language that Ricblair.com, in its sole discretion, considers offensive, harassing, defamatory, libelous or otherwise inappropriate;

ii)    promotes illegal activities;

iii)    is not relevant;

iv)    is a commercial endorsement or advertisement, including spam; or

v)    infringes on the trademarks, copyrights, or other rights of Ricblair.com or any third parties.

d.    Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NAR and its officers, directors, employees, parents, third party vendors, partners, successors, agents, distribution partners, affiliates, subsidiaries and related entities from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, obligations, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of, related to, or that may arise in connection with:

i)    your access to or use of the Site;

ii)    Content provided by you to the Site and your use or distribution of any user Content;

iii)    any actual or alleged violation or breach by you of the Terms of Use;

iv)    any actual or alleged breach of any representation, warranty or covenant that you made to us; or

v)    your acts or omissions, including the infringement or other violation by you of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

e.    Warning Regarding the Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information

You agree that you will not use the Site to collect any information about Site users or other users for any purpose. You acknowledge that if you elect to disclose personally identifiable information about yourself to third parties as a part of your use of the Site, you do so at your own risk and that Ricblair.com shall have no liability or responsibility for any consequences that arise from doing so.

f.    You agree to cooperate fully with us in the defense of any claim that is the subject of your obligations hereunder.

VII.    DMCA Notice

Content on the Site as well as the organization and layout of the Site are owned, copyrighted or licensed by Ricblair.com, its affiliates or its third party vendors.

If you contend that your Content or any aspect of the Site infringes on your copyright, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, Title 17 of the United States Code 512, notice of any claimed copyright infringement should include the following information:

1.    A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

2.    A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;

3.    Your address, telephone number and email address;

4.    A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;

5.    A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the owner of the copyright at issue or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and

6.    An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright at issue.