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Terms Of Service

 

Universe Media Publishing, LLC (“UMP” or “we”, “our” or “us”) operates the Universe Media Publishing, United States Real Estate Investor®, Universe Media Network®, and Saint Louis Real Estate Investor Magazine platforms, which includes the Universe Media Publishing®, United States Real Estate Investor®, Universe Media Network®, and Saint Louis Real Estate Investor Magazine websites; the Universe Media Publishing®, United States Real Estate Investor®, Universe Media Network®, and Saint Louis Real Estate Investor Magazine Stores; our subscription services, our affiliated websites, mobile apps, OTT apps, and all related social media pages (the foregoing, and all content, features, and materials thereon, shall hereinafter be collectively referred to as the “Platform”).

These Terms of Service include our policy for acceptable use of the Platform. These Terms of Service also incorporate, by this reference, (1) our Privacy Policy which explains how we collect and use your and information and data, (2) our Exclusive Content License & Submission Policy which governs your submission and our use of your content (“Your Content”), and (3) our Subscription Terms which apply should you choose to purchase a subscription or one-time event through any of our Platforms. The Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Exclusive Content License & Submission Policy collectively shall be referred to as the “Agreement” and govern your rights, obligations, and restrictions regarding your use of the Platform. 

By using the Platform, you agree to be bound by this Agreement.

In order to participate in certain services on the Platform (e.g., if you make a purchase or enter a contest), you may be notified that you are required to agree to additional terms and conditions. Such additional terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by this reference but such additional terms shall control solely for the applicable service.

We may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting on the Platform. You will be deemed to have agreed to any such modifications by your further use of the Platform after any such modification is posted. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes. If you do not agree with the modifications, please discontinue use of the Platform immediately.

 

Content

Proprietary Rights

With the exception of content posted by users of the Platform (“User Content”), all materials contained on the Platform, including all content, and the software, graphics, text and look and feel of the Platform, and all trademarks (including Universe Media Publishing®), copyrights, patents and other intellectual property rights related thereto (“Proprietary Materials”), are owned or controlled by Universe Media Publishing, LLC, our subsidiaries or affiliated companies, contributors, our third-party licensors, and/or our advertising partners. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any Proprietary Materials, or any other protectable aspects of the Platform, in whole or in part, unless specifically stated otherwise. Subject to your compliance with this Agreement and any other relevant policies related to the Platform, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable limited license, subject to the limitations herein, to access and use the Platform and Proprietary Materials for your own non-commercial entertainment purposes consistent with the intended purpose of the Platform. You agree not to use the Platform for any other purpose.

 

Validity of Assertions

Our Platform is intended to provide you with humorous content and contains published rumors, speculations, assumptions, and opinions in addition to factual information. We often comment on articles published by third parties. Therefore, any statements about facts not personally known to our authors should be interpreted as mere statements of alleged facts.

 

Distribution/Uploading Of Content

All terms relating to the posting, use, and distribution of Your Content can be found in our Exclusive Content License & Submission Policy.

 

Third-Party Content & User Content

You acknowledge that Universe Media Publishing, LLC is an online service provider that may post content provided by users. Any opinions, advice, statements, judgments, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the content expressed or made available by third parties, including content posted by our contributors or User Content, are those of the respective authors and not of Universe Media Publishing, LLC or its affiliates or any of their officers, directors, employees, or agents. While we retain the right to filter or reject User Content and other content posted by third parties, we review User Content and other third-party content in a limited gate-keeper fashion and have no obligation to investigate whether any content or other User Content violates any term of this Agreement and will not do so in most cases. We neither endorse nor are responsible for the User Content or any other content posted to the Platform by anyone other than Universe Media Publishing, LLC.

Just as you retain complete ownership of Your Content (subject to the license to us granted above), all other users of the Platform retain ownership of their User Content. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any User Content in whole or in part.

 

Subscription and Other Purchased Content

Through features such as Platform subscriptions, we may offer certain content on a subscription or one-time-purchase basis that will require you to pay fee(s) to access such content. All recurring subscriptions and other content purchases will be governed by our Subscription Terms.

 

Conduct

You, as a user, agree to use the Platform only for lawful purposes. Without limiting anything else above, specific prohibited activities include, but are not limited to:

  1. depicting, encouraging or partaking in criminal or tortious activity, including fraud, trafficking in obscene or illegal material, drug dealing or using, underage drinking, gambling, violence, harassment, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, 
  2. depicting, encouraging, or partaking in dangerous activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, or libelous; 
  3. posting, uploading, or sharing content that violates any of the prohibitions herein or that constitutes copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;
  4. attempting to circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Platform or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Platform or the content therein;
  5. using any software that intercepts, mines, or otherwise collects information about other users or copies and stores any Proprietary Materials (as defined below);
  6. interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the Platform or the networks or services connected to the Platform;
  7. attempting to impersonate another user or person;
  8. soliciting personal information from anyone under 18;
  9. collecting, harvesting, soliciting or posting passwords or personally identifiable information from other users;
  10. using the account, username, or password of another account holder at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your Account; 
  11. using any information obtained from the Platform in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, whether a user or a contributor; 
  12. using the Platform in a commercial manner.

 

You represent and warrant that neither your actions on the Platform nor Your Content will violate any of the prohibited conduct described above. Any conduct by you in violation of the foregoing prohibitions may result in the suspension or termination of your Account and your access to the Platform.

 

Copyright

If you believe that any content, including User Content or other materials, posted on the Platform constitutes an infringement of your copyrights, we will respond promptly to any properly submitted notice containing the information detailed below. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), written notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to our Designated Agent at the following contact information: info@universemediapublishing.com 

To be effective, the notification must be a written communication that includes the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

 

Your Account/Password Security/Suspension, Termination

In order to access certain features of the Platform (e.g., comments section), you will be required to register for an account with us (an “Account”). When creating or updating an Account, you are required to provide us with certain personal information, such as your e-mail address or, in the case of purchases, your name, billing/shipping address, and credit card information. This information will be held and used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

You may never use another’s Account without permission or permit another to use your Account. You may not create more than one Account. You are prohibited from registering a new Account if you have previously had an Account terminated.

You are responsible for (i) keeping confidential any password that you created to use any aspect of the Platform requiring registration and (ii) restricting access to your computer or mobile device. You agree to accept full responsibility for all activities that occur within your Account. You must notify us immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of any part of your Account. 

Although we will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your Account, whether with or without your knowledge, you may be liable for our losses or the losses of our contributors, third-party licensors, content providers, merchants, advertisers, sponsors, and service providers (collectively, “Universe Media Publishing, LLC Providers”) due to such unauthorized use.

Without limiting anything in this Agreement, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate your Account and/or your access to all or any part of the Platform at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability, including in the event that we stop offering any aspect of the Platform. We expressly reserve the right to restrict, suspend and/or terminate your access to any part of the Platform if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have violated any of the terms of this Agreement.

 

Links

The Platform may contain links or otherwise direct you to websites operated by third parties. We do not monitor or control the linked sites and make no representations regarding, and are not liable or responsible for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, reliability or availability of, any of the content uploaded, displayed, or distributed, or products, or services available at these sites. If you choose to access any third-party site, you do so at your own risk. The presence of a link to a third-party site does not constitute or imply our endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation of the third party or of the content, products, or services contained on, or available through, the third-party site.

We reserve the right to disable links from or to third-party sites.

 

Platform Stores

If you order products from one of the Stores made available through our Platform, including the official Platform Stores, the following terms apply:

 

Products/Orders

Certain products or services may be available exclusively online. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.

We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any color will be accurate.

We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products are subject to change at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product made on this site is void where prohibited.

We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. In the event that we cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers, or distributors.

 

Pricing/Taxes

All pricing is subject to change without prior notice. We reserve the right to adjust the price of any product sold through our online stores at any time in our sole discretion. In the event that a product is listed on the Website at an incorrect price due to a typographical error or error in pricing information, we will have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for the product listed at the incorrect price. We will have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, we will make reasonable attempts to notify you and will issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price. 

To the extent that we are required by law to charge and collect taxes on products that we sell, such taxes are charged based on the tax laws applicable to the location to which the order is being shipped or delivered. At checkout, all appropriate taxes will be added to the order total. The tax amount displayed during checkout is an estimate of the tax applicable to your order. This amount may vary slightly from the actual amount of tax payable in connection with your order due to different tax rates which apply as a result of the origin and destination of the item(s) being purchased, as well as other factors.

 

Third-party Merchants/Providers

The Platform may enable you to order and receive products, information, and services from businesses that are not owned or operated by us. The purchase, payment, warranty, guarantee, delivery, maintenance, and all other matters concerning the merchandise, services, or information, opinion, or advice ordered or received from such businesses are solely between you and such businesses. We do not endorse, warrant, or guarantee such products, information, or services, and are not liable for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such information or the quality of availability of such products or services. We will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of such products, services, or information, or for ensuring the confidentiality of your credit card information. Any separate charges or obligations you incur in your dealings with these third parties are your responsibility and are not part of the fee, if any, charged for the Platform.

In addition, the Platform may prompt you to establish an account with a third-party service provider not owned or operated by us. Your agreement and understanding with any such third-party service provider is solely between you and such service provider. We will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for your agreement with such third-party service provider. Any disputes you may encounter with such third-party service providers shall be settled solely between you and the service provider.

 

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

THE PLATFORM AND ALL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED HEREON ARE PROVIDED BY US AND OUR WEB HOST ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER WE NOR ANY UNIVERSE MEDIA PUBLISHING, LLC PROVIDER MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED: (I) AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE PLATFORM, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED THEREON; (II) THAT USE OF THE PLATFORM WILL BE 100% SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (III) AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR CURRENCY OF ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICE, PROVIDED THROUGH THE PLATFORM; OR (IV) THAT THE SERVERS, OR EMAILS SENT FROM OR ON BEHALF OF UNIVERSE MEDIA PUBLISHING, LLC, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. 

UNIVERSE MEDIA PUBLISHING, LLC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OF ITS USERS OR THE CONTENTS OF ANY USER CONTENT.

NEITHER WE NOR ANY UNIVERSE MEDIA PUBLISHING, LLC PROVIDER WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE PLATFORM OR THE PURCHASE OF ANY PRODUCT THEREFROM, EVEN IF WE OR SUCH UNIVERSE MEDIA PUBLISHING, LLC PROVIDER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL UNIVERSE MEDIA PUBLISHING, LLC BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID UNIVERSE MEDIA PUBLISHING, LLC IN THE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY (180) DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT ANY SUCH CLAIM AND IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID ANY AMOUNTS DURING THAT TIME PERIOD, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY SHALL BE TO CEASE USING THE PLATFORM AND TERMINATE YOUR ACCOUNT.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO A USER, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO SUCH USER, AND SUCH USER MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

 

Legality

You are subject to all laws of the state(s) and countries in which you reside and from which you access the Platform and are solely responsible for obeying those laws. You agree we cannot be held liable if laws applicable to you restrict or prohibit your participation. We make no representations or warranties, implicit or explicit, as to your legal right to participate in any Platform, contests, sweepstakes or tournaments offered through the Platform nor shall any person affiliated, or claiming affiliation with the Platform have authority to make any such representations or warranties.

 

Applicable Law; Jurisdiction

The Platform is created and controlled by us in the State of Missouri. As such, the laws of the State of Missouri will govern this Agreement, without giving effect to any provisions of Missouri law that direct the choice of another state’s laws.

Subject to the Binding Arbitration section below, you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Missouri and of the United States of America located in the State of Missouri for any litigation arising out of or relating to use of or purchase made through the Platform (and agree not to commence any litigation relating thereto except in such courts), waive any objection to the laying of venue of any such litigation in the Missouri Courts and agree not to plead or claim in any Missouri Court that such litigation brought therein has been brought in an inconvenient forum.

 

Binding Arbitration

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any related agreement, their enforcement or interpretation, or because of an alleged breach, default or misrepresentation in connection with any of their provisions, shall be determined by binding arbitration. The arbitration proceedings shall be held and conducted by a single arbitrator in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS (the “JAMS Rules”), as modified by this Agreement. Such arbitration shall occur in St. Louis, Missouri, and be initiated by any party in accordance with the JAMS Rules. The demand for arbitration shall be made by any party hereto within a reasonable time after the claim, dispute or other matter in question has arisen, and in any event shall not be made after the date when the institution of legal proceeding, based on such claim, dispute or other matter in question, would be barred by the applicable statute of limitations. Discovery issues shall be decided by the arbitrator. Post-hearing briefs shall be permitted. The arbitrator shall render a decision within twenty (20) days after the conclusion of the hearing(s). In reaching a decision, the arbitrator shall have no authority to change, extend, modify or suspend any of the terms of this Agreement, or to grant an award or remedy any greater than that which would be available from a court under the statutory or common law theory asserted. The arbitrator shall issue a written opinion that includes the factual and legal basis for any decision and award. The arbitrator shall apply the substantive law (and the law of remedies, if applicable) of Missouri or federal law, or any of them, as applicable to the claim(s) asserted. Judgment on the award may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The parties may seek, from a court of competent jurisdiction, provisional remedies or injunctive relief in support of their respective rights and remedies hereunder without waiving any right to arbitration. However, the merits of any action that involves such provisional remedies or injunctive relief, including, without limitation, the terms of any permanent injunction, shall be determined by arbitration under this paragraph. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator shall allocate all costs and expenses of the arbitration (including legal and accounting fees and expenses of the respective parties) to the parties in the proportions that reflect their relative success on the merits (including the successful assertion of any defenses). 

You agree to pursue any arbitration in an individual capacity and not as class representative or class member in any purported class action proceeding.

BY AGREEING TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES, THE PARTIES HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THEY ARE IRREVOCABLY WAIVING ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE ACTIVITIES CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.

 

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Universe Media Publishing, LLC, the Universe Media Publishing, LLC Providers, our subsidiaries, and affiliates, and our respective officers, agents, partners, and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of (1) your breach of this Agreement and/or any of your representations and warranties set forth herein (including those set forth in the Content Submission Policy) or (2) our distribution, exploitation or other use of Your Content.

 

Severability

The provisions of this Agreement are intended to be severable. If for any reason any provision of this Agreement shall be held invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part in any jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without in any manner affecting the validity or enforceability thereof in any other jurisdiction or the remaining provisions hereof in any jurisdiction.

 

Electronic Communications

When you use the Platform or send emails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices through the Platform. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

 

Other

This Agreement is deemed accepted upon any use of any of the Platform. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

 

Support

Subject to the other provisions of this Agreement, we will attempt to help you with any queries or problems that you may have with the Platform or any of your purchases through the Platform. To reach our customer support team, please e-mail us at info@universemediapublishing.com. It will expedite your request for assistance by providing our representatives with all the information they need to solve your problem as quickly as possible.

 

Third-party Marketplaces

This Agreement is between you and Universe Media Publishing, LLC only, not with Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Google, or any other third party through which you may have accessed the Platform (“Marketplaces”). The Marketplaces are not responsible for the Platform. The Marketplaces have no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Platform. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Marketplaces have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Platform. The Marketplaces are not responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the Platform or your possession and/or use of the Platform, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the Platform fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation or (iv) claims that the Platform or any content thereon infringes upon a third party’s intellectual property rights.

 

Modification

We reserve the right to make changes to the Platform, posted policies, and this Agreement at any time without notice other than the reposting of the modified Agreement so check back frequently.

 

United States Real Estate Investor® Community (USREI Community)

https://community.unitedstatesrealestateinvestor.com/

Platform Overview

1. Introduction to USREI Community

Welcome to the USREI Community, a dynamic digital neighborhood designed to empower individuals and professionals in the realm of real estate investing within the United States. This platform serves as a comprehensive hub for networking, knowledge sharing, market insights, and professional growth.

2. Core Functionalities and Features

  • Networking: Build and expand your professional network through detailed profiles, adding connections, and engaging with fellow real estate enthusiasts and professionals.
  • News and Insights Hub: Stay abreast of the latest trends, news, and insightful content in real estate investing. Engage with a variety of posts including text, images, videos, and links to external content.
  • Interactive Discussions: Participate in vibrant discussions in specialized groups, share your expertise, and learn from others in diverse areas of real estate.
  • Property Listings and Investment Opportunities: Discover and share property listings and investment opportunities, catering to a wide range of real estate interests and strategies.
  • Professional Development Resources: Access educational materials, courses, and expert advice to enhance your skills and stay competitive.
  • Real Estate Job Board: Explore and connect with career opportunities in the real estate sector.
  • Business Promotion: Utilize dedicated pages to promote your real estate services and listings, targeting a specific audience within the community.
  • Targeted Advertising and Marketing: Engage with potential clients and investors through tailored advertising options.
  • Educational Events: Keep informed about and participate in upcoming real estate events, webinars, and conferences.
  • Real-time Communication: Connect with members through a robust messaging platform, supporting text, voice, and video communications.

3. USREI Podcasts and Group Integration

Each USREI podcast has a dedicated group within the community, providing a unique space for listeners to discuss episodes, share insights, and connect directly with podcast hosts and fellow listeners.

4. User Interaction and Engagement

Members are encouraged to actively participate through posts, comments, joining groups, and private messaging. Stay connected with the community with notifications sent directly to your email for updates and communications.

5. Content Sharing Guidelines

The USREI Community is committed to maintaining a respectful and professional environment. Members can share a variety of real estate-related content, including audio, video, file hyperlinks, GIFs, and images. However, content that is sexual in nature, violent, illegal, promotes drug use or abuse, slanderous, racist, hateful, or coercive is strictly prohibited.

Acceptable Use Policy

1. Community Conduct and Standards

In the USREI Community, we foster a culture of fellowship, coaching, encouragement, and professionalism. We value sharing knowledge, helping each other, learning, giving referrals, celebrating achievements, and active participation. Our members are expected to uphold these standards in all their interactions within the community. Actions contrary to these standards may result in account deletion without warning and no membership refund, following an initial warning for first-time violations.

2. Community Value Statement

Our community operates under the ethos of “Building Wealth. Creating Connections. Empowering Investors.” Every feature, interaction, and piece of content shared should reflect these core values, contributing positively to the community’s purpose.

3. Reporting and Enforcement Procedures

Members are encouraged to report any violations of community standards through the USREI Contact form. Our enforcement process typically involves issuing one warning for a first offense. A repeat violation will result in the member’s account being deleted and the member being banned from the community. We strive to maintain a respectful and professional environment for all members.

4. Interaction with Minors

All interactions within the USREI Community must comply with United States federal laws regarding communication with minors. Additionally, members must adhere to the laws and regulations of their specific jurisdictions related to internet usage and data transmission. We are committed to ensuring a safe and lawful online environment for all members.

User-generated Content Guidelines

Content Ownership and Licensing

  • User Content Ownership: Members retain full ownership of the content they post, including text, images, videos, and other media.
  • License to USREI Community: By posting content, members grant USREI Community a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use this content within the platform.
  • Privacy and Control: Members can manage their content’s visibility through our privacy settings, ensuring control over who sees their posts.

Content Moderation

  • Admin and Automated Moderation: Content moderation is conducted by human administrators and automated systems to maintain a respectful and safe community.
  • Content Removal: Members can delete their content, but residual traces may remain in interactions with other members.

Intellectual Property Rights

  • Copyright and Trademark Protection: We take infringement seriously and provide forms for reporting unauthorized use of copyrighted works and trademark infringement.
  • Content Removal and Enforcement: Identified infringing content will be removed, and violators may face account suspension or deletion.

Sharing External Links and Third-Party Content

  • Content Guidelines: External content must be authentic, relevant, and adhere to intellectual property rights. Spam and malicious links are prohibited.
  • Fact-Checking and Misinformation: We employ measures to reduce the spread of false or misleading information.
  • Prohibited Content: Sharing links leading to malware, phishing, or harmful content is strictly forbidden.
  • Promotional and Engagement Guidelines: Members should avoid excessive self-promotion and provide proper context and attribution for shared content.

Account Registration and Security

Account Registration and Membership

  • Free and Paid Accounts: Members can sign up for a limited-access free account or upgrade to a paid membership for expanded features.
  • Registration and Confirmation Process: Membership sign-ups and changes are confirmed through automated email notifications.
  • Profile Completion: Full completion of all required account and profile fields is mandatory before engaging with the community.

Account Security Measures

  • Secure Protocol: The platform employs HTTPS for secure communication.
  • reCAPTCHA and Password Requirements: Enhanced security through reCAPTCHA during registration and strict password requirements.
  • Email Confirmation and Notifications: Confirmation of account changes and activities via email, with customizable notification settings.

Member Responsibilities

  • Account Security: Members are responsible for maintaining the security of their accounts, including the confidentiality of login credentials.
  • Privacy Management: Members have control over their privacy settings and are responsible for configuring them according to their preferences.
  • Reporting Suspicious Activity: Members should promptly report any unauthorized access or suspicious activities on their accounts.

Handling of Account Breaches

  • Immediate Password Change: Members are advised to change their password immediately if a breach is suspected.
  • Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Encouragement to enable 2FA for additional security.
  • Account Recovery: Procedures are in place for account recovery in case of compromised access.
  • Reporting Mechanisms: Availability of reporting mechanisms for suspected breaches or security issues.
  • Content Review and Removal: In case of unauthorized activity, the platform will investigate and take necessary actions.
  • Security Education: Ongoing education for members about online security best practices and potential threats.

Privacy and Data Usage

Data Collection

  • Personal Information: Collection of names, email addresses, and profile details to personalize member experiences.
  • Usage Data: Gathering data on posts, comments, connections, and other interactions within the platform for analytics and platform improvement.

Data Usage

  • Enhancing Member Experience: Utilizing data for content personalization, platform functionality analytics, and targeted marketing related to community updates and events.
  • Community Engagement: Data helps in facilitating networking and knowledge sharing among community members.

Data Sharing and Disclosure

  • Privacy Commitment: Member data is not shared with third parties for marketing purposes without explicit consent.
  • Visibility of Public Content: Content and profile information shared publicly within the community are visible to other members as part of the platform’s networking features.

Data Protection and Security

  • Robust Security Measures: Implementation of encryption, access controls, and regular security audits to prevent unauthorized access and data breaches.
  • Ongoing Commitment to Data Integrity: Continuous efforts to maintain the security and integrity of member data.

Member Rights and Control

  • Access and Correction: Members have the right to access and correct their personal information within the platform.
  • Deletion of Data: Provision for members to delete their personal information from the platform.
  • Privacy Settings: Members can adjust privacy settings to control the visibility of their profiles and content to others within the community.

Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property of the Platform

  • Protected Assets: The USREI Community’s logos, website design, proprietary technology, and branding elements are key intellectual property assets. These are protected to uphold the platform’s identity and integrity.
  • Unauthorized Use Prohibited: Members are prohibited from using these intellectual property assets without explicit permission, ensuring the unique identity of the community is maintained.

Use of Member Content

  • Ownership and Rights: Members retain ownership of the content they create and post within the community.
  • License to the Platform: By posting content, members grant the USREI Community a non-exclusive license to use, display, and share this content internally to facilitate community services and interactions.

Copyright Infringement Process

  • Reporting Mechanism: Members can report copyright infringements using a designated process, typically involving a detailed report of the alleged violation.
  • Investigation and Action: The platform’s support or legal team investigates these reports and takes actions like content removal to address the infringement.

Trademark Usage

  • Respect for Trademark Rights: Members must respect trademark rights, avoiding use that may lead to confusion or infringement.
  • Guidelines and Restrictions: The community provides guidelines on trademark usage to prevent misuse within member-generated content.

Intellectual Property Violations

  • Consequences: Violations of intellectual property rights may result in warnings, content removal, or account restrictions. Severe or repeated violations can lead to more significant actions, such as account suspension or termination.
  • Commitment to Protection: The USREI Community is dedicated to protecting the intellectual property rights of both the platform and its members, fostering a secure and respectful environment.

Prohibited Activities and Enforcement

List of Prohibited Activities

  • Harassment or Bullying: Strict prohibition on any form of harassment or bullying towards members.
  • Spam and Irrelevant Content: Posting of spam, irrelevant or unsolicited content is not allowed.
  • False or Misleading Information: Sharing information that is knowingly false or misleading is prohibited.
  • Intellectual Property Violations: Any violation of intellectual property rights, including unauthorized use of copyrighted or trademarked material.
  • Fraudulent or Deceptive Practices: Engaging in activities that are fraudulent, deceptive, or otherwise dishonest.
  • Impersonation: Using false identities or impersonating others is forbidden.

Enforcement Mechanisms

  • Content Removal: Immediate removal of content that violates community standards.
  • Account Warnings and Suspensions: Issuance of warnings or temporary suspensions for rule violations.
  • Feature Restrictions: Imposing restrictions on certain features or privileges based on the nature of the violation.
  • Account Termination: In severe cases, termination of the member’s account.

Consequences of Violations

  • Varying Penalties: Consequences range from warnings to permanent account suspension, depending on violation severity and frequency.
  • Community Integrity: Measures are taken to maintain a respectful and professional community environment.

Appeal Process

  • Appeal Submission: Members can submit an appeal against enforcement actions, providing relevant details and evidence.
  • Review and Adjustment: The support or moderation team reviews appeals and may adjust actions based on the appeal’s merits.

Updating and Communication of Prohibited Activities

  • Regular Updates: Periodic updates to the list of prohibited activities as necessary.
  • Member Notifications: Notifications or reminders sent to members regarding any changes.
  • Accessibility of Guidelines: Updated guidelines are posted and made easily accessible within the community.

Community Interaction and Networking Rules

Guidelines for Member Interaction

  • Respectful and Professional Conduct: Members are expected to interact in a respectful, professional manner, avoiding harassment, bullying, or disrespectful behavior.
  • Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration: Encouragement of sharing expertise, engaging in collaborative discussions, and contributing constructively to real estate investing topics.

Networking Etiquette

  • Professional Introductions: Members should introduce themselves in a professional manner.
  • Respectful Communication: Being responsive and respectful in messages, valuing others’ time and privacy.
  • Building Genuine Connections: Focus on fostering authentic and meaningful connections within the community.

Handling Disputes

  • Diplomatic Resolution: Members are advised to address disagreements privately and diplomatically.
  • Open Communication and Common Ground: Encouraged to seek understanding and common ground in resolving disputes.
  • Moderation Assistance: Involvement of platform moderation or support in cases where disputes cannot be amicably resolved by members themselves.

Promotion and Solicitation

  • Guidelines on Self-Promotion: While sharing of expertise is encouraged, excessive self-promotion or unsolicited advertising is discouraged.
  • Authentic Engagement: Members should focus on contributing valuable insights and engaging in genuine discussions.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Respect for Diversity: Members must respect and embrace diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.
  • Prohibition of Discriminatory Behavior: Discrimination or biased behavior is strictly prohibited to ensure an inclusive community environment.

Content Moderation and Removal

Content Moderation Policy

  • Guidelines and Criteria: The USREI Community has established specific guidelines to ensure content aligns with standards of professionalism, respect, and relevance to real estate investing.
  • Moderation Approach: Content is moderated to maintain the community’s integrity and adherence to these standards.

Process of Content Removal

  • Structured Review Process: Content that is reported or identified as violating standards is reviewed by the moderation team.
  • Assessment and Action: If a violation is confirmed, the content is subject to removal in line with community guidelines.

Member Notification

  • Notification of Actions: Members are informed when their content is moderated or removed.
  • Reasons for Removal: Notifications typically include reasons for the removal to provide clarity and understanding of the action taken.

Repeated Violations

  • Proactive Approach: Repeated content guideline violations are addressed progressively, with potential escalation in consequences.
  • Consequences: These may range from warnings to temporary or permanent account suspensions, based on violation severity and frequency.

Content Appeals

  • Appeals Process: Members have the right to appeal moderation decisions, offering a chance for review and possible reinstatement of content.
  • Review and Decision: Appeals are reviewed by the moderation or support team, with decisions based on each case’s merits.

Reporting Violations and Community Standards

Reporting Process

  • Mechanisms for Reporting: Members can report violations or inappropriate behavior through designated options on content or profiles.
  • Ease of Reporting: The community ensures that reporting mechanisms are accessible and straightforward to use, encouraging members to report violations responsibly.

Handling Reports

  • Review by Moderation Team: The moderation team promptly reviews all reports of potential violations.
  • Assessment and Action: Upon confirming a violation of community standards, appropriate actions are taken, which may include content removal, warnings, or account sanctions.

Confidentiality in Reporting

  • Protection of Reporters’ Privacy: The identity of members reporting violations is kept confidential to protect their privacy and encourage open reporting.
  • Encouragement of Responsible Reporting: The community fosters an environment where members can report violations without fear of retaliation, ensuring the maintenance of community standards.

Community Standards

  • Professional and Respectful Interaction: Members are expected to maintain professionalism and respect in all interactions within the community.
  • Intellectual Property Respect: Adherence to intellectual property laws, avoiding plagiarism and unauthorized use of copyrighted material.
  • No Harassment or Bullying: Commitment to a community free from harassment, bullying, and disrespectful behavior.
  • Guidelines for Self-Promotion and Advertising: Content should add value to the community, with self-promotion and advertising kept within community guidelines.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Emphasis on respecting diverse viewpoints and backgrounds, fostering an inclusive and rich community environment.

Dispute Resolution and Community Feedback

Dispute Resolution Process

  • Structured Resolution Approach: A process is in place for members to report disputes, provide details, and engage in open communication for resolution.
  • Encouragement of Open Dialogue: Members are encouraged to resolve disputes through direct, respectful communication and mutual understanding.

Role of the USREI Community in Disputes

  • Facilitative Role: The USREI Community aims to constructively aid in resolving disputes.
  • Platform Intervention: In cases requiring platform involvement, moderation or support teams may intervene to facilitate an impartial resolution.

Feedback Mechanisms

  • Channels for Feedback: Members can provide feedback or suggestions through various channels, including feedback forms, support tickets, and dedicated community areas.
  • Encouragement of Member Input: The community actively encourages members to share their ideas, suggestions, and feedback for improvements.

Consideration of Member Feedback

  • Valuing Member Input: Member feedback is regularly reviewed and highly valued.
  • Responsive to Feedback: The platform considers member feedback in making improvements and addresses concerns, with transparent communication about changes influenced by member suggestions.

Changes to Features and Terms

Process for Implementing Changes

  • Structured Approach: Changes to features or terms are implemented through a process involving review, planning, and development.
  • Enhancement Focus: The aim is to enhance community functionality, policies, and user experience.

Notification to Members

  • Email Notifications: Registered members receive email notifications about significant changes.
  • Platform Announcements: Prominent announcements or alerts are displayed within the community platform.
  • Official Communications: Information is shared through blog posts or updates on the community website.

Member Feedback on Changes

  • Valuing Member Input: The community may seek member feedback on proposed changes through surveys, discussion forums, or other feedback mechanisms.
  • Incorporation of Suggestions: Member opinions and suggestions are considered to ensure changes reflect the community’s needs and preferences.

Effective Date of Changes

  • Advance Communication: The effective date for changes is determined and communicated to members well in advance.
  • Timeline Clarity: A clear timeline is provided, allowing members to understand when new features or terms will take effect.

Termination and Suspension of Accounts

Grounds for Termination or Suspension

  • Repeated Violations: Accounts may be terminated or suspended for repeated breaches of community standards.
  • Harassment or Bullying: Severe or ongoing harassment or bullying of other members is grounds for immediate action.
  • Fraudulent Practices: Engaging in fraudulent or deceptive behavior can lead to account suspension or termination.
  • Intellectual Property Rights Violation: Violations of intellectual property rights may result in account action.
  • Terms of Service Violation: Non-compliance with the community’s terms of service or guidelines is a potential cause for account termination.

Process of Termination or Suspension

  • Behavioral Review: The moderation or support team reviews the member’s behavior and actions to determine if termination or suspension is justified.
  • Fair Assessment: Decisions are made after a thorough assessment, ensuring fairness and adherence to community policies.

Member Notification

  • Notification of Action: Members are notified of account suspension or termination, including specific reasons for the action.
  • Clarity and Transparency: The aim is to provide clear and transparent communication regarding the reasons for account action.

Appeal Process

  • Appeal Submission: Members have the opportunity to appeal suspension or termination decisions by submitting a detailed explanation and any relevant evidence.
  • Review of Appeals: Appeals are carefully reviewed by the moderation or support team, with decisions based on the merits of the case.

Restoration of Accounts

  • Conditional Restoration: Restoration of suspended or terminated accounts may be possible under certain conditions.
  • Assessment of Factors: Consideration of violation nature, member behavior post-suspension, and sincerity of appeals in determining account restoration.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

Disclaimer of Warranties

  • No Warranties Provided: The USREI Community provides its platform and services “as is” and “as available” without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.
  • No Guarantee of Accuracy: While efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of information and resources provided, the USREI Community does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, or usefulness of any information on the platform.

Limitation of Liability

  • Limitation of Damages: The USREI Community, its affiliates, directors, employees, agents, and licensors are not liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, including but not limited to loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from your access to or use of or inability to access or use the platform.
  • Maximum Liability: The total liability of the USREI Community for any claims under these terms, including for any implied warranties, is limited to the amount you paid us to use the platform or service.

Indemnification by Users

User Indemnification

  • Agreement to Indemnify: You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the USREI Community, its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, and licensors, from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the platform, your content, or your violation of these terms.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Governing Law

  • Applicable Law: These terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the USREI Community is headquartered, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction for Disputes: Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms or the USREI Community shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts or the courts of the state in which the USREI Community is headquartered.

 

Please contact us at info@universemediapublishing.com with any questions regarding this Agreement.

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