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Terms of Use

Welcome to Gridics, a suite of software applications for analyzing real property data and zoning. These Terms of Use are intended to explain our obligations as a service provider and Your obligations as a customer. Please read them carefully.

These Terms are binding on any use of the Service and apply to You from the time that Gridics provides You with access to the Service.

The Gridics Service will evolve over time based on user feedback. These Terms are not intended to answer every question or address every issue raised by the use of the Gridics Service. Gridics reserves the right to change these terms at any time, effective upon the posting of modified terms and Gridics will make every effort to communicate these changes to You via email or notification via the Website. It is likely the terms of use will change over time. It is Your obligation to ensure that You have read, understood and agree to the most recent terms available on the Website.

By registering to use the Service you acknowledge that You have read and understood these Terms and have the authority to act on behalf of any person for whom You are using the Service. You are deemed to have agreed to these Terms on behalf of any entity for whom you use the Service.

These Terms were last updated on 20 July 2017.

Definitions

"Agreement" - means these Terms of Use.

"Access Fee" - means the monthly or annual fee (excluding any taxes and duties) payable by You in accordance with the Fee Schedule.

"Confidential Information" - includes all information exchanged between the parties to this Agreement, whether in writing, electronically or orally, including the Service but does not include information which is, or becomes, publicly available other than through unauthorized disclosure by the other party.

"Data" - means any data inputted by You or with Your authority into the Website.

"Fee Schedule" - means the information relating to subscriptions and billing set out on the Gridics subscriptions and billing pages on the Website, or any other page(s) on the Website notified by Gridics, which may be updated or amended by Gridics from time to time.

"Intellectual Property Right" - means any patent, trade mark, service mark, copyright, moral right, right in a design, know-how and any other intellectual or industrial property rights, anywhere in the world whether or not registered.

"Service"- means the software functionality, applications and services made available (as may be changed or updated from time to time by Gridics) via the Website, specifically but not limited to the Zonar software application.

"Website" - means the Internet site at the domain www.Gridics.com or www.Zonar.City or any other site operated by Gridics.

"Gridics" - means Gridics, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

"Invited User" - means any person or entity, other than the Subscriber, that uses the Service with the authorization of the Subscriber from time to time.

"Subscriber" - means the person who registers to use the Service, and, where the context permits, includes any entity on whose behalf that person registers to use the Service.

"You" - means the Subscriber, and where the context permits, an Invited User. "Your" has a corresponding meaning.

1. Use of Software

Gridics grants You the right to access and use the Service via the Website with the particular user roles available to You according to Your subscription type. This right is non-exclusive, non-transferable, and limited by and subject to this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that, subject to any applicable written agreement between the Subscriber and the Invited Users, or any other applicable laws.  Further:

  1. The Subscriber determines who is an Invited User and what level of user role access to the relevant organization and Service that Invited User has;
  2. The Subscriber is responsible for all Invited Users’ use of the Service;
  3. The Subscriber controls each Invited User’s level of access to the relevant organization and Service at all times and can revoke or change an Invited User’s access, or level of access, at any time and for any reason, in which case that person or entity will cease to be an Invited User or shall have that different level of access, as the case may be;
  4. If there is any dispute between a Subscriber and an Invited User regarding access to any organization or Service, the Subscriber shall decide what access or level of access to the relevant Data or Service that Invited User shall have, if any.

2.  Restrictions and Additional Terms. 

You agree not to remove or modify any copyright or other intellectual property notices that appear in the Services. You will not use the Services for resale, service bureau, time-sharing or other similar purposes. Further: 

  1. Acceptable Use. You agree not to use the Services in any way that is unlawful, or harms Gridics, its service providers, suppliers or any other user. You agree not to distribute or post spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or similar communications through the Services. 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 Services on third-party Web sites 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 Web site, application, or service any reviews, ratings, and/or 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 Services.
  2. Automated Queries. Automated queries (including screen and database scraping, spiders, robots, crawlers and any other automated activity with the purpose of obtaining information from the Services) are strictly prohibited on the Services, unless you have received express written permission from Gridics. As a limited exception, publicly available search engines and similar Internet navigation tools ("Search Engines") may query the Services and provide an index with links to the Services' Web pages, only to the extent such unlicensed "fair use" is allowed by applicable copyright law. Search Engines are not permitted to query or search information protected by a security verification system ("captcha") which limits access to human users.
  3. Materials You Provide; Account Use; Privacy; Third Party Web Sites.  You may not share your user account(s) with others. You are responsible for all actions taken via your account. Gridics will treat your use of the Services in accordance with its Privacy Policy. Certain Gridics functionalities may involve the distribution of your Submission to third party Web sites over which Gridics has no control. Gridics is not responsible for and makes no warranties or representations pertaining to these third party Web sites, including but not limited to the content, availability, or functionality of such Web sites. You are responsible for ensuring that your Submission complies with the terms of use associated with any such third party Web site and you understand that your Submission and your use of a third party Web site will be treated in accordance with that third party Web site's own privacy policy.
  4. Linked Materials and Third-Party Materials. The Services include links to third-party products, services and Web sites, as well as materials provided by third parties. Gridics does not endorse, and takes no responsibility for such products, services, Web sites, and materials. You understand that Gridics has no obligation to, and generally does not, approve or monitor materials provided by third parties through the Services. Your dealings with any third party arising in connection with the Services are solely between you and such third party, and Gridics takes no responsibility for any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any way connected with your dealings with these third parties.

3.  Your Obligations

1. Payment obligations:

Gridics will automatically charge the credit card You use to purchase your active Services on a monthly or annual basis as designated by You at time of purchase.  You may change the credit card at any time by visiting the Billing section under My Account. 

2. Preferential pricing or discounts:

You may from time to time be offered preferential pricing or discounts for the Access Fees as a result of the number of organizations that You have added to the Service or that have been added with Your authority or as a result of Your use of the Service ('Organizations'). Eligibility for such preferential pricing or discounts is conditional upon Your acceptance of responsibility for payment of any Access Fees in relation to all of Your Organizations. Without prejudice to any other rights that Gridics may have under these Terms or at law, Gridics reserves the right to render invoices for the full (non-discounted) Access Fees due or suspend or terminate Your use of the Service in respect of any or all of Your Organizations in the event that any invoices for those Access Fees are not paid in full in accordance with the requirements set out in the Fee Schedule.

3. General obligations:

You must only use the Service and Website for Your own lawful purposes, in accordance with these Terms and any notice sent by Gridics or condition posted on the Website. Unless you are a real estate or lending professional acting in your professional capacity, you agree to use the Services for your personal use, and your commercial use is limited to transactions done on your own behalf. The commercial use of real estate and lending professionals is limited to providing information to consumers via the Services. Without limitation, lending professionals and institutions are prohibited from using information provided by Gridics through the Services in making any loan-related decisions. You may use the Service and Website on behalf of others or in order to provide services to others but if You do so you must ensure that You are authorized to do so and that all persons for whom or to whom services are provided comply with and accept all terms of this Agreement that apply to You.

4. Access conditions:

  1. You must ensure that all usernames and passwords required to access the Service and Website are kept secure and confidential. You must immediately notify Gridics of any unauthorized use of Your passwords or any other breach of security and Gridics will reset Your password and You must take all other actions that Gridics reasonably deems necessary to maintain or enhance the security of Gridics's computing systems and networks and Your access to the Services.
  2. As a condition of these Terms, when accessing and using the Services, You must:
     
    1. not attempt to undermine the security or integrity of Gridics's computing systems or networks or, where the Services are hosted by a third party, that third party's computing systems and networks;
    2. not use, or misuse, the Services in any way which may impair the functionality of the Services or Website, or other systems used to deliver the Services or impair the ability of any other user to use the Services or Website;
    3. not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any materials other than those to which You have been given express permission to access or to the computer system on which the Services are hosted;
    4. not transmit, or input into the Website, any: files that may damage any other person's computing devices or software, content that may be offensive, or material or Data in violation of any law (including Data or other material protected by copyright or trade secrets which You do not have the right to use); and not attempt to modify, copy, adapt, reproduce, disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer any computer programs used to deliver the Services or to operate the Website except as is strictly necessary to use either of them for normal operation.
    5. not attempt to modify, copy, adapt, reproduce, disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer any computer programs used to deliver the Services or to operate the Website except as is strictly necessary to use either of them for normal operation.

5. Usage Limitations:

Use of the Service may be subject to limitations, including but not limited to monthly transaction volumes and the number of calls You are permitted to make against Gridics’s application programming interface.

6. Communication Conditions:

As a condition of these Terms, if You use any communication tools available through the Website (such as any commenting on content or message center), You agree only to use such communication tools for lawful and legitimate purposes. You must not use any such communication tool for posting or disseminating any material unrelated to the use of the Services, including (but not limited to): offers of goods or services for sale, unsolicited commercial e-mail, files that may damage any other person's computing devices or software, content that may be offensive to any other users of the Services or the Website, or material in violation of any law (including material that is protected by copyright or trade secrets which You do not have the right to use).

When You make any communication on the Website, You represent that You are permitted to make such communication. Gridics is under no obligation to ensure that the communications on the Website are legitimate or that they are related only to the use of the Services. As with any other web-based forum, You must exercise caution when using the communication tools available on the Website. However, Gridics does reserve the right to remove any communication at any time in its sole discretion.

7. Indemnity:

You indemnify Gridics against: all claims, costs, damage and loss arising from Your breach of any of these Terms or any obligation You may have to Gridics, including (but not limited to) any costs relating to the recovery of any Access Fees that are due but have not been paid by You.

4. Confidentiality and Privacy

1. Confidentiality:

Unless the relevant party has the prior written consent of the other or unless required to do so by law:

Each party will preserve the confidentiality of all Confidential Information of the other obtained in connection with these Terms. Neither party will, without the prior written consent of the other, disclose or make any Confidential Information available to any person, or use the same for its own benefit, other than as contemplated by these Terms.

  1. Each party's obligations under this clause will survive termination of these Terms.
  2. The provisions of clauses 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 shall not apply to any information which:
    1. is or becomes public knowledge other than by a breach of this clause;
    2. is received from a third party who lawfully acquired it and who is under no obligation restricting its disclosure;
    3. is in the possession of the receiving party without restriction in relation to disclosure before the date of receipt from the disclosing party; or
    4. is independently developed without access to the Confidential Information.

2. Privacy:

Gridics maintains a privacy policy that sets out the parties’ obligations in respect of personal information. You should read that policy at www.Gridics.com/about/privacy/ and You will be taken to have accepted that policy when You accept these Terms.

5. Intellectual Property

1. General:

Title to, and all Intellectual Property Rights in the Services, the Website and any documentation relating to the Services remain the property of Gridics (or its licensors).

2. Ownership of Data:

Title to, and all Intellectual Property Rights in, the Data remain Your property. However, Your access to the Data is contingent on full payment of the Gridics Access Fee when due. You grant Gridics a license to use, copy, transmit, store, and back-up Your information and Data for the purposes of enabling You to access and use the Services and for any other purpose related to provision of services to You.

3. Backup of Data:

You must maintain copies of all Data inputted into the Service. Gridics adheres to its best practice policies and procedures to prevent data loss, including a daily system data back-up regime, but does not make any guarantees that there will be no loss of Data. Gridics expressly excludes liability for any loss of Data no matter how caused.

4. Third-party applications and your Data.

If You enable third-party applications for use in conjunction with the Services, You acknowledge that Gridics may allow the providers of those third-party applications to access Your Data as required for the interoperation of such third-party applications with the Services. Gridics shall not be responsible for any disclosure, modification or deletion of Your Data resulting from any such access by third-party application providers.

5. Gridics Intellectual property

The Service and Website contains proprietary information and You acknowledge and agree that such proprietary information is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. 

6. Warranties and Acknowledgements

1. Authority:

You warrant that where You have registered to use the Service on behalf of another person, You have the authority to agree to these Terms on behalf of that person and agree that by registering to use the Service You bind the person on whose behalf You act to the performance of any and all obligations that You become subject to by virtue of these Terms, without limiting Your own personal obligations under these Terms.

2. Acknowledgement:

You acknowledge that:

1. You are authorized to use the Services and the Website and to access the information and Data that You input into the Website, including any information or Data input into the Website by any person you have authorized to use the Service. You are also authorized to access the processed information and Data that is made available to You through Your use of the Website and the Services (whether that information and Data is Your own or that of anyone else).

2. Gridics has no responsibility to any person other than You and nothing in this Agreement confers, or purports to confer, a benefit on any person other than You. If You use the Services or access the Website on behalf of or for the benefit of anyone other than yourself (whether a body corporate or otherwise) you agree that:

i. You are responsible for ensuring that You have the right to do so;

ii. You are responsible for authorizing any person who is given access to information or Data, and you agree that Gridics has no obligation to provide any person access to such information or Data without Your authorization and may refer any requests for information to You to address; and

iii. You will indemnify Gridics against any claims or loss relating to:

i. Gridics's refusal to provide any person access to Your information or Data in accordance with these Terms,

ii. Gridics’s making available information or Data to any person with Your authorization.

3. The provision of, access to, and use of, the Services is on an "as is " basis and at Your own risk.

4. Gridics does not warrant that the use of the Service will be uninterrupted or error free. Among other things, the operation and availability of the systems used for accessing the Service, including public telephone services, computer networks and the Internet, can be unpredictable and may from time to time interfere with or prevent access to the Services. Gridics is not in any way responsible for any such interference or prevention of Your access or use of the Services.

5. Gridics is not your advisor and use of the Services does not constitute the receipt of advice.

6. It is Your sole responsibility to determine that the Services meet the needs of Your business and are suitable for the purposes for which they are used.

7. You remain solely responsible for complying with all applicable laws. It is Your responsibility to check that storage of and access to your Data via the Software and the Website will comply with laws applicable to you (including any laws requiring you to retain records).

3. No warranties:

Gridics gives no warranty about the Services including but not limited to the accuracy of data and calculations. Without limiting the foregoing, Gridics does not warrant that the Services will meet Your requirements or that it will be suitable for any particular purpose. To avoid doubt, all implied conditions or warranties are excluded in so far as is permitted by law, including (without limitation) warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose, accuracy of content, title and non-infringement.

4. Consumer guarantees:

You warrant and represent that You are acquiring the right to access and use the Services for the purposes of a business and that, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any statutory consumer guarantees or legislation intended to protect non-business consumers in any jurisdiction does not apply to the supply of the Services, the Website or these Terms.

7. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL GRIDICS OR ANY SUPPLIER 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 SERVICES, 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 GRIDICS OR ITS SUPPLIERS WITH RESPECT TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE SERVICES, THEN YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICES. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Gridics excludes all liability and responsibility to You (or any other person) in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, for any loss (including loss of information, Data, profits and savings) or damage resulting, directly or indirectly, from any use of, or reliance on, the Service or Website.If You suffer loss or damage as a result of Gridics's negligence or failure to comply with these Terms, any claim by You against Gridics arising from Gridics's negligence or failure will be limited in respect of any one incident, or series of connected incidents, to the Access Fees paid by You in the previous 12 months.  If You are not satisfied with the Service, Your sole and exclusive remedy is to terminate these Terms in accordance with Clause 8. You agree to defend and hold Gridics, 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 Services, your violation of any law or the rights of a third party, or any Submission made through your user account on the Services or that you otherwise make available through the Services.  You release Gridics, 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 arising out of the Services. 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."

8. Termination

1. Trial policy

When You first sign up for access to the Services You may be granted trial access to evaluate the Services under the defined trial usage conditions, with no obligation to continue to use the Services. If You do not cancel the Service prior to the expiration of the trial access period, You will be automatically billed on the day following the trial expiration, according to the level of service purchased.

2. Prepaid Subscriptions

Gridics will not provide any refund for any remaining prepaid period for a prepaid Access Fee subscription.

3. No-fault termination:

These Terms will continue for the period covered by the Access Fee paid or payable under clause 3.1. At the end of each billing period these Terms will automatically continue for another period of the same duration as that period, provided You continue to pay the prescribed Access Fee in accordance with the Fee Schedule, unless either party terminates these Terms by giving at least one month’s advance written notice. If You elect to terminate these Terms by providing one month's’ advance written notice, You shall be liable to pay all relevant Access Fees up to and including the day of termination of these Terms.

4. Breach:

If You:

1. breach any of these Terms and do not remedy the breach within 14 days after receiving notice of the breach if the breach is capable of being remedied;

2. breach any of these Terms and the breach is not capable of being remedied (which includes (without limitation) any breach of clause 3.4 or any payment of Access Fees that are not paid in full in accordance with the requirements set out in the Fee Schedule); or

3. You or Your business become insolvent or Your business goes into liquidation or has a receiver or manager appointed of any of its assets or if You become insolvent, or make any arrangement with Your creditors, or become subject to any similar insolvency event in any jurisdiction,

Gridics may take any or all of the following actions, at its sole discretion:

4. Terminate this Agreement and Your use of the Services and the Website;

5. Suspend for any definite or indefinite period of time, Your use of the Services and the Website;

6. Suspend or terminate access to all or any Data.

7. Take either of the actions in sub-clauses (d), (e) and (f) of this clause 8(4) in respect of any or all other persons whom You have authorized to have access to Your information or Data.

For the avoidance of doubt, if payment of any invoice for Access Fees due in relation to any of Your Billing Contacts, Billing Plans or any of Your Organizations (as defined at clause 3) is not made in accordance with the requirements set out in the Fee Schedule, Gridics may: suspend or terminate Your use of the Service, the authority for all or any of Your Organizations to use the Service, or Your rights of access to all or any Data.

5. Accrued Rights:

Termination of these Terms is without prejudice to any rights and obligations of the parties accrued up to and including the date of termination. On termination of this Agreement You will:

1. remain liable for any accrued charges and amounts which become due for payment before or after termination; and

2. immediately cease to use the Services and the Website.

6. Expiry or termination:

Clauses 3.1, 3.7, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 survive the expiry or termination of these Terms.

9. Help Desk

1. Technical Problems:

In the case of technical problems You must make all reasonable efforts to investigate and diagnose problems before contacting Gridics. If You still need technical help, please check the support provided online by Gridics on the Website or failing that email us at support@Gridics.com.

2. Service availability:

Whilst Gridics intends that the Services should be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it is possible that on occasions the Services or Website may be unavailable to permit maintenance or other development activity to take place.

If for any reason Gridics has to interrupt the Services for longer periods than Gridics would normally expect, Gridics will use reasonable endeavours to publish in advance details of such activity on the Website.

10. General

1. Entire agreement:

These Terms, together with the Gridics Privacy Policy and the terms of any other notices or instructions given to You under these Terms of Use, supersede and extinguish all prior agreements, representations (whether oral or written), and understandings and constitute the entire agreement between You and Gridics relating to the Services and the other matters dealt with in these Terms.

2. Waiver:

If either party waives any breach of these Terms, this will not constitute a waiver of any other breach. No waiver will be effective unless made in writing.

3. Delays:

Neither party will be liable for any delay or failure in performance of its obligations under these Terms if the delay or failure is due to any cause outside its reasonable control. This clause does not apply to any obligation to pay money.

4. No Assignment:

You may not assign or transfer any rights to any other person without Gridics's prior written consent.

5. Governing law and jurisdiction:

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of Florida, 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 Miami-Dade County, Florida for any and all disputes, claims and actions arising from or in connection with the Services and/or these Terms of Use. In any dispute arising under this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to attorneys' fees and expenses.

6. Severability:

If any part or provision of these Terms is invalid, unenforceable or in conflict with the law, that part or provision is replaced with a provision which, as far as possible, accomplishes the original purpose of that part or provision. The remainder of this Agreement will be binding on the parties.

7. Notices:

Any notice given under these Terms by either party to the other must be in writing by email and will be deemed to have been given on transmission. Notices to Gridics must be sent to support@Gridics.com or to any other email address notified by email to You by Gridics. Notices to You will be sent to the email address which You provided when setting up Your access to the Service.

8. Rights of Third Parties:

A person who is not a party to these Terms has no right to benefit under or to enforce any term of these Terms.

9. Not Fiduciary Relationship

You understand that GRIDICS has not entered into any form of fiduciary or brokerage relationship with You solely by granting You access to, and use of, the Service and/or Website.

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