Terms & Conditions
Effective Date: June 19, 2010
Welcome to the EstateSales.org website, which is located at EstateSales.org (the "Website"). This Terms of Service ("TOS") contain the terms and conditions that govern your use of the Website and the EstateSales.org Service (as defined below). This TOS describes your rights and responsibilities and what you can expect from the EstateSales.org Service. Use of the EstateSales.org Website constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to this TOS.
EstateSales.org reserves the right to add, delete and/or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this TOS, at any time and in its sole discretion, by posting a change notice or a new agreement on the EstateSales.org Website. In the event of substantive changes to this TOS, you may be notified by email. If any modification is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to not use the Website and the EstateSales.org Service. Your continued use of the EstateSales.org Website following posting of a change notice or new TOS on the EstateSales.org Website will constitute binding acceptance of the changes.
1. The Site is a Venue and We are Not a Party to any Estate Sale or Auction.
We urge all users to be responsible about their use of the Website and any transaction entered into as a result attending an estate sale or auction or conducting an estate sale or auction (the "Event"). We do not own or manage an estate liquidation or auction business, nor can we contract for, any estate sale or auction company listed on the Site. Instead, the Site acts as a venue to allow estate liquidators and auctioneers who advertise on our Site (each, a "member") to advertise Events to those seeking to attend estate sales or auctions (each, a "customer" and, collectively with a member, the "users") or those seeking services of a liquidator or auctioneer. We are not involved in any transaction between customers and members, we do not endorse or recommend any of the estate liquidators listed on this site, and cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for your dealings with them. As a result, any part of an actual or potential transaction between a customer and a member, including the quality, safety or legality of the sales advertised, the truth or accuracy of the listings (including the times, dates, address and content thereof), the ability of members to advertise Events or the ability of customers to attend Events are solely the responsibility of each user.
2. The EstateSales.org Service.
EstateSales.org provides a number of Internet-based services through the Website (all such services, collectively, the "EstateSales.org Service"). One such service enables users to post information regarding to sales, including without limitation, addresses, photos, descriptions and merchandise (collectively, "Products"). EstateSales.org allows all users to browse the Website and use the information provided to find the locations of posted sales. EstateSales.org may offer a number of other services on its Website, including without limitation, message boards, contests, and newsletters, which may change from time to time.
3. Use of the Web Site and EstateSales.org Service.
3.1 Eligibility. EstateSales.org will only knowingly provide the EstateSales.org Service to parties that can lawfully enter into and form contracts under applicable law. If you are under the age of 18, but at least 13 years of age, you may use the EstateSales.org Service only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by this TOS. The EstateSales.org Service is not intended for children under the age of 13.
3.2 Compliance with TOS and Applicable Law. You must comply with all of the terms and conditions of this TOS, the applicable agreements and policies referred to below, and all applicable laws, regulations and rules when you use the EstateSales.org Service and the Website.
3.3 Your License to Use the Web Site and the EstateSales.org Service.
- EstateSales.org solely and exclusively owns all intellectual property and other rights, title and interest in and to the EstateSales.org Service and Website, except as expressly provided for in these TOS. For example and without limitation, EstateSales.org owns the copyrights in and to the Website, and certain technology used in providing the EstateSales.org Service. You will not acquire any right, title or interest therein under this TOS or otherwise to any intellectual property owned by EstateSales.org.
- EstateSales.org grants you a limited revocable license to access and use the Website and the EstateSales.org Service for its intended purposes, subject to your compliance with this TOS. This license does not include the right to collect or use information contained on the Website for purposes prohibited by EstateSales.org; to compete with EstateSales.org; to create derivative works based on the content of the Website; or download or copy the Website (other than page caching). If you use the Website in a manner that exceeds the scope of this license or you breach this TOS, EstateSales.org may revoke the license granted to you.
4. General Rules.
4.1 Prohibited Use. You may only use the EstateSales.org Service as expressly permitted by EstateSales.org. You may not cause harm to the Website or the EstateSales.org Service. Specifically, but not by way of limitation, you may not:
- Any commercial use (other than by members with a valid subscription) of the Site or any content on the Site;
- interfere with the EstateSales.org Service by using viruses or any other programs or technology designed to disrupt or damage any software or hardware;
- modify, create derivative works from, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any technology used to provide the EstateSales.org Service;
- use a robot, spider or other device or process to monitor the activity on or copy pages from the Website, except in the operation or use of an internet "search engine", hit counters or similar technology;
- collect electronic mail addresses or other information from third parties by using the EstateSales.org Service;
- impersonate another person or entity;
- use any meta tags, search terms, key terms, or the like that contain EstateSales.org's name or trademarks;
- engage in any activity that interferes with another user's ability to use or enjoy the EstateSales.org Service; or
- assist or encourage any third party in engaging in any activity prohibited by this TOS;
- post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, indecent, inflammatory, sexually explicit, pornographic or profane material;
5. Reservation of Rights.
5.1 Monitoring. EstateSales.org reserves the right, but does not assume the obligation, to monitor transactions and communications that occur through the Website. If EstateSales.org determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that you or another EstateSales.org user will breach a term or condition of this TOS or that such transaction or communication is inappropriate, EstateSales.org may cancel such transaction or take any other action to restrict access to or the availability of any material that may be considered objectionable, without any liability to you or any third party.
5.2 Modification of the Service. EstateSales.org reserves the right to modify the organization, structure or "look and feel" of the EstateSales.org Service or the Website, and may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the EstateSales.org Service at any time without any liability to you or any third party. EstateSales.org shall have complete discretion over the features, functions, prices and other terms and conditions on which the EstateSales.org Service is offered to EstateSales.org users.
When you submit questions, comments, photos, files, suggestions, ideas, message board postings, material submitted via web forms, contest entries, communications or any other information ("Submissions"), you grant EstateSales.org permission to use such Submissions for marketing and other promotional purposes, including the right to sublicense. You agree that EstateSales.org will have no obligation to keep any Submissions confidential. You will not bring a claim against EstateSales.org based on "moral rights" or the likes arising from EstateSales.org's use of a Submission.
7. Representations and Warranties.
7.1 Mutual Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant to EstateSales.org and EstateSales.org represents and warrants to you: (i) that you or it has the full power and authority to enter into and perform under this TOS, (ii) the execution and performance of your or its obligations under this TOS does not constitute a breach of or conflict with any other agreement or arrangement by which you or it is bound, and (iii) this TOS is a legal, valid and binding obligation of the party entering into this TOS, enforceable in accordance with its terms and conditions.
7.2 By You. You represent and warrant to EstateSales.org that, in your use of the EstateSales.org Service, you: (i) will not infringe the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, right of privacy, right of publicity or other legal right of any third party, and (ii) will comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. You further represent and warrant to EstateSales.org that: (i) there are no claims, demands or any form of litigation pending, or to the best of your knowledge, threatened with respect to any of your Content; (ii) EstateSales.org will not be required to make any payments to any third party in connection with its use of your Content, except for the expenses that EstateSales.org incurs in providing the EstateSales.org Service; (iii) the use of any instructions, formulae, recommendations, or the like contained in your Content will not cause injury to any third party; and (iv) your Content does not contain viruses or any other programs or technology designed to disrupt or damage any software or hardware.
8. Disclaimers and Exclusions.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. ESTATESALES.ORG PROVIDES THE WEBSITE AND ESTATESALES.ORG SERVICE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. ESTATESALES.ORG DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, ESTATESALES.ORG SERVICE OR ITS USE: (i) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, (ii) WILL BE FREE OF INACCURACIES OR ERRORS, (iii) WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR (iv) WILL OPERATE IN THE CONFIGURATION OR WITH THE HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE YOU USE. ESTATESALES.ORG MAKES NO WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE MADE EXPRESSLY IN THESE TOS, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
9. Limitation of Liability.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. ESTATESALES.ORG WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES RELATING TO LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL) ARISING OUT OF, RELATING TO OR CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE ESTATESALES.ORG SERVICE OR THIS TOS, BASED ON ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. EXCEPT FOR A BREACH OF A PARTY'S REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES UNDER THIS TOS OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR INDEMNITY OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS TOS, IN NO EVENT WILL THE LIABILITY OF EITHER PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS TOS EXCEED THE GREATER OF (i) THE AMOUNT PAID BY ESTATESALES.ORG TO YOU DURING THE SIX MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT THAT GIVES RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY OR (ii) $100.
You must indemnify and hold EstateSales.org and its employees, representatives, agents, affiliates, directors, officers, managers and shareholders (the "Parties") harmless from any damage, loss, or expense (including without limitation, attorneys' fees and costs) incurred in connection with any third-party claim, demand or action ("Claim") brought against any of the Parties alleging that you have breached any provision of this TOS through any act or omission. If you have to indemnify EstateSales.org under this Section, EstateSales.org will have the right to control the defense, settlement, and resolution of any Claim at your sole expense. You may not settle or otherwise resolve any Claim without EstateSales.org's express written permission.
11.1 Termination. In its sole discretion, with or without notice to you, EstateSales.org may: (i) suspend, limit your access to or terminate your use of the Website and/or the EstateSales.org Service, (ii) suspend, limit your access to or terminate your account, (iii) remove any of your Content from EstateSales.org's servers and directories and (iv) prohibit you from using the EstateSales.org Service and/or the Website.
11.2 Survival. Notwithstanding Section 11.1 above, this TOS will survive indefinitely unless and until EstateSales.org chooses to terminate this TOS.
11.3 Effect of Termination. If you or EstateSales.org terminates your use of the Website or the EstateSales.org Service, EstateSales.org may delete any Content or other materials relating to your use of the EstateSales.org Service on EstateSales.org's servers or otherwise in its possession and EstateSales.org will have no liability to you or any third party for doing so.
All notices required or permitted to be given under these TOS will be in writing and delivered to the other party by any of the following methods: (i) U.S. mail, (ii) overnight courier, or (iii) electronic mail. If you give notice to EstateSales.org, you must use the following addresses: 108 West 13th St., Wilmington, DE 19801, support@EstateSales.org. If EstateSales.org provides notice to you, EstateSales.org will use the contact information provided by you to EstateSales.org. All notices will be deemed received as follows: (i) if by delivery by U.S. mail, seven (7) business days after dispatch, (ii) if by overnight courier, on the date receipt is confirmed by such courier service, or (iii) if by electronic mail, 24 hours after the message was sent, if no "system error" or other notice of non-delivery is generated. If applicable law requires that a given communication be "in writing," you agree that email communication will satisfy this requirement.
13. Dispute Resolution.
All disputes arising out of, relating to or connected with these TOS or your use of any part of the EstateSales.org Service will be exclusively resolved under confidential binding arbitration held in New Castle County, Delaware, before and in accordance with the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, by a sole arbitrator applying Delaware law (without regard for conflicts of law principles). The arbitrator's award will be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Any action to enforce an arbitrator's award will be brought in a federal or state court located in New Castle County, Delaware. Each party hereby irrevocably submits to the personal jurisdiction of the Federal and Delware State courts in New Castle County. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 13, EstateSales.org may seek equitable relief, including, without limitation, injunctive relief and specific performance, without the requirement of posting a bond or other security or proving money damages are insufficient, from a court of competent jurisdiction.
These TOS will be binding upon each party hereto and its successors and permitted assigns, and governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware without reference to conflict of law principles. This TOS is not assignable or transferable by you without the prior written consent of EstateSales.org. This TOS (including all of the policies and other Agreements described in this TOS, which are incorporated herein by this reference) contain the entire understanding of the parties regarding its subject matter, and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between the parties regarding its subject matter. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right, power or privilege under this TOS will operate as a waiver thereof, nor will any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other such right, power, or privilege. You and EstateSales.org are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by this TOS. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this TOS will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this TOS, all of which will remain in full force and effect.