Use of the Services
Dirt allows you to access, view and share information about real estate properties and the real estate market through our Website and Mobile Apps. As long as you comply with these Terms, you have the right to access and use our Services.
Our Services may change from time to time and/or we may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or features within the Services), possibly without prior notice to you. Our Services may, at some point, include advertisements, which may be targeted to the content or information on the Services, queries made through the Services, or from other information. The types and extent of advertising on the Services are also subject to change over time. In consideration for providing you the Services, you agree that we and our third party providers and partners may place advertising on our Services or in connection with the display of content or information on our Services.
Creating a Dirt Account
In order to contribute information to Dirt, you will need to register and create an account (your “Account”). By creating an Account, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving Services under the laws of Canada or other applicable jurisdictions. When creating an Account, you may be required to provide certain personal information about yourself and you will establish a username and password. Your Dirt username will be a valid email address, unless stated otherwise. The terms username and email address are used interchangeably throughout these Terms. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about your Account.
When creating an Account, you must not:
- provide any false personal information to us (including a false email address) or create any account for anyone other than yourself without such other person's permission;
- use an email address that is the name of, or belongs to, another person with the intent to impersonate that person;
- use an email address that is subject to rights of another person without appropriate authorization; or
- use an email address that is offensive, vulgar or obscene or otherwise in bad taste.
We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Account if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, false or misleading or to reclaim any username or email address that you create through the Services that violates our Terms. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and Account, and agree to notify us if your password is lost, stolen, or disclosed to an unauthorized third party, or otherwise may have been compromised. You are responsible for activities that occur under your Account.
You can link your Account to various email, social networking, and other online accounts. You may only link your own accounts. We will access and retrieve your account information from these sites on your behalf (in some cases, by using your username and password) to make certain information or services available to you through the Services. By linking your other accounts, you expressly authorize us to access your account information from those third party accounts, on your behalf as your agent and permit us to access, use and, in some cases, store your account information to accomplish the foregoing.
Our Services allow you and other users to post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, images, videos, text and/or other content pertaining to real estate properties and yourself (collectively “Content”). You are responsible for the Content that you post to the Services, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness. By posting Content to the Services, you grant us the right and license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content on, through, and outside of the Services. You agree that this license includes the right for us to make your Content available to other users of the Services, who may also use your Content subject to these Terms. You retain any and all of your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Services and you are responsible for protecting those rights.
You can remove Content that you posted by specifically deleting it. In certain instances, however, some Content (such as posts, comments, reviews and/or photos) may not be completely removed and copies of your Content may continue to exist on the Services and/or elsewhere. We are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any Content on the Services.
You represent and warrant that: (i) the Content is yours (you own it) or you have the right to use it and grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and (ii) the posting of your Content on or through the Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.
We ask that you respect our online community and other users when posting Content and using the Services. When submitting Content to or otherwise using the Services, you agree not to:
- submit Content that violates a third party's proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, or that otherwise violates any applicable law;
- submit Content that does not pertain to real estate properties, or the real estate industry in general;
- publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage or mislead us, our users or any third party, including real estate industry professionals;
- publish falsehoods, misrepresentations or biased Content, including reviews, intended to unfairly improve the rating and/or ranking of real estate properties on the Services;
- publish any personal information of someone, like their name, phone number, email address, and similar information without their permission;
- submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate;
- impersonate another person or represent yourself as affiliated with us or our staff;
- solicit a user's password or other account information; or
- harvest user names, addresses, or email addresses for any purpose.
This list is an example and is not intended to be complete or exclusive. We do not have an obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Services or to review or edit any Content, but we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure your compliance with these Terms, or to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body. We reserve the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Content that we consider, in our sole discretion, to be in violation of these Terms or otherwise harmful to the Services.
Content on the Services
The content appearing on Dirt's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Dirt does not represent or warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Dirt may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Dirt does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use or reliance of any Content.
Our Services may be used and accessed for lawful purposes only. You agree that you will not do any of the following while using or accessing the Services: (i) attempt to access or search the Services or download Content from the Services through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by us or other generally available third party web browsers; (ii) access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, our computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of our providers; (iii) gather and use information, such as other users' names, real names, email addresses, available through the Services to transmit any unsolicited advertising, junk mail, spam or other form of solicitation; (iv) use the Services for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party in any manner contrary to these Terms or in any manner that would detract from the experience of other users of the Services; (v) violate any applicable law or regulation; or (vi) encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing. We reserve the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above and/or involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate these Terms.
You agree to indemnify and hold Dirt harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) we incur in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third party that your use of the Services or the use of the Services by any person using your Account violates any applicable law or regulation, or the rights of any third party.
Links to Third Party Sites
The Services may include links to other sites and Services that are not operated by us (such as Facebook and Twitter). We are providing these links to you only as a convenience and are not responsible for the content or links displayed on such sites. You are responsible for and assume all risk arising from your use or reliance on any third party sites.
The materials on Dirt's web site are provided "as is". Dirt makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Dirt does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the materials on its Website or Mobile Apps or emails or on any third party sites that link to the Website or Mobile Apps.
If you breach any of these Terms, we have the right to suspend or disable your access to or use of Dirt, the Website, the Mobile Apps, and/or Services.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Dirt or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Dirt's Internet site, even if Dirt or a Dirt authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage.
These Terms are governed by the laws of the province of Ontario, without regard to any conflict of laws, rules or principles. Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Services, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Services.
If you have any questions about these Terms of Services or the use of the Services, or if you wish to report a dispute or issue with Dirt's Services and/or another user, please contact us at .