Effective Date: 1 January 2018
Thank you for visiting www.RealEstateDoc.co (the “Site”) and/or using our mobile application (the “Mobile App”). For the purpose of this set of Terms and Conditions, “RealEstateDoc”, “we”, “our” or “us” shall refer to RealEstateDoc.
ReaEstateDoc aims to provide a cloud-based, vertically integrated real estate tool that simplifies and improves real estate deal closures through a secure platform for digital contract creation, signing and payments (the “Service”). The Service is provided through the Site here https://realestatedoc.co
The Service provided through the Site and Mobile App is specifically targeted at real estate leasing companies, co-working spaces and such other companies or entities that may be parties to a real estate transaction who wish to conduct transactions for the sale, purchase and leasing of properties electronically.
By accessing and using any part of the Site or Mobile App, you shall be deemed to have accepted and be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions and any other policies relating to the Site and Mobile App (collectively our “Policies”) without limitation or qualification. By using our Service, you accept that we are providing a platform to enter into transactions relating to the sale, purchase and leasing of properties.
We reserve the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions at any time without your prior notice. By using the Site or Mobile App on or after the date on which the Terms and Conditions have been revised, your use would be deemed as acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions.
1. RESTRICTION, DELETION OR SUSPENSION OR THE SERVICE
(a) We reserve the right to restrict or suspend your access to the Site and the Mobile App, or to restrict, suspend or cease to provide the Service to you at any time at our sole discretion for any reason whatsoever. If you are suspended or restricted, you are not permitted to continue using the Service, the Site or the Mobile App without our prior approval.
2. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
(a) Your eligibility for use of and access to the Service and ongoing eligibility for such use or access is conditioned upon you meeting and continuing to meet the following minimum requirements (“Eligibility Requirements"), which you represent and warrant:
3. USE OF SITE AND MOBILE APP
(a) By using the Site, the Mobile App or the Service, you agree to abide by all the Terms and Conditions herein.
(b) You agree that you will not:
(c) You will be required to provide information regarding your transactions as Estate Agent or Salesperson. We reserve the right to request additional information from you to ensure and verify that you are a registered Estate Agent or Salesperson.
(c) You warrant that any information you provide, including personal information, payment details and/or credit or debit card details, is accurate. In the event of erroneous input of information on your part, we reserve the right to apply additional charges to any amendment of information as may be required by us, you or any third-party provider engaged for the Service.
(d) We may, in our sole discretion, update or modify the Service for any and all reasons, including, but not limited to, for purposes of improving the performance of the Site and/or Mobile App. If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the Service at any time, your sole and exclusive remedy is to cease using the Service.
(e) You understand and agree that we will not be liable to you for any delay or failure to perform hereunder due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including acts of God, acts of government, flood, fire, earthquakes, civil unrest, acts of terror, strikes or other labour problems (excluding those involving such party's employees), Internet or other service disruptions involving hardware, software or power systems not within our possession or reasonable control, and denial of service attacks.
4. LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The Site and the Mobile App may contain information from third party sites or web applications. RealEstateDoc makes no representation and is not responsible for such Third-Party Content and shall not be liable for any damages or loss arising from access or use of such Third-Party Content. Any content, services, representations made on such websites and/or web applications are solely the responsibility of the operator of those websites and/or web applications and RealEstateDoc assumes no responsibility for any content, the operation or the services provided thereon. Use of the hyper-links and access to such linked websites and/or web applications are entirely at your own risk.
(a) Where you have agreed to pay for certain features of the Service, any payment you make via the Service shall be processed by a secure third-party payments processor. You may choose to make payment by credit or debit card (“Card”). Where you do choose to pay for the services by Card, you will need to register a valid Card that belongs to you. If the Card belongs to another person, you hereby warrant and agree that you have obtained their permission to use the Card for the payment of the Service.
(b) By making payment for or via the Service, you agree that we may verify and authorise your Card details when you first register the Card with the Service, as well as when you use the Service. You agree that RealEstateDoc or the third-party payments processor may issue a reasonable authorisation hold to verify your payment method. This is not an actual charge to your Card. The hold may appear as “pending” in your bank statement. The authorisation hold is issued as a preventive measure against any unauthorised and/or fraudulent use of your Card.
(c) We reserve the right to suspend the processing of any transaction where we have reason to believe that the transaction may be fraudulent, illegal, or criminal in nature, or where we have reason to believe that you are in breach of these Terms and Conditions. Should there be a need for any financial crime screening, you hereby agree to cooperate with us in complying with the prevailing laws or regulations of the land.
(d) Should any dispute arise relating to your Card, you shall be responsible for resolving the dispute with your Card company without further reference to us.
6. THIRD PARTY INTERACTIONS
(a) During use of the Service on the Site and/or the Mobile App, you may enter into correspondence or transactions with and/or participate in the services of third party providers through the Service. Any such activity and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such activity is solely between you and the applicable third party. RealEstateDoc shall have no liability, obligation or responsibility for any such correspondence, purchase, transaction or promotion between you and any such third party.
(b) RealEstateDoc does not endorse any applications or websites that are linked through the Service, the Site or the Mobile Application and in no event shall RealEstateDoc be responsible for any content, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites or third-party providers.
(d) RealEstateDoc may rely on third party advertising and marketing in the course of providing the Service. We may also rely on other mechanisms to subsidize the Service and/or to earn additional revenue. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you hereby agree to receive such advertising and marketing. If you do not want to receive such advertising, you should notify us in writing.
(e) You hereby agree that it is your responsibility to take all precautions in all actions and interactions with any third-party service providers, advertisers and/or sponsors you interact with through the Service and/or advertising or marketing material supplied through the Service.
You shall indemnify and hold us, our officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates, harmless from all demands, claims, actions, proceedings, judgements, orders, decrees, damages, costs, losses and expenses of any nature whatsoever against us by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with any failure by you to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions or otherwise by your use of the Site, the Mobile App or the Service.
8. CONSENT FOR USE OF INFORMATION PROVIDED
(a) By using the Service and submitting information to the Site and/or Mobile App, you hereby consent to our collection, usage and disclosure of information provided by you to us. Such collection, usage and disclosure shall be in accordance to Paragraph 9 below.
(b) You agree that we may collect, use or disclose your personal information for the following purposes:
9. COLLECTION, USAGE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
(a) We will not rent or sell to third parties any information provided by you without your consent, except in accordance to these Terms and Conditions.
(b) To provide the Service, you will need to submit certain information about you and/or third parties or other users with whom you interact on the Site or Mobile App. We will retain information submitted by you for as long as necessary for legitimate business purposes.
(c) We may remove parts of data that can identify you or any other individual, and share anonymised, processed data with other parties. We may also combine your information with other information in a way that no longer associates the information with you, and share that aggregated information. For the avoidance of doubt, such aggregated and/or de-identified information would be the original works of RealEstateDoc and proprietary rights in the said aggregated and/or de-identified information shall therefore belong to us. Our use and disclosure of aggregated and/or de-identified information is not subject to these Terms and Conditions or our Policies and we may disclose it to third parties without limitation for any purpose.
(d) Any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for public posting to the Service becomes available to the public. You may opt out of the public sharing of your information by editing your privacy settings. Once you have shared your information or made it public, such content may be re-shared by others.
(e) Subject to your profile and privacy settings, any information that you make public is searchable by other members of the Service.
(f) Information that you post to the Service can be removed by you, however, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service, or if other users or third parties have copied or saved that information.
(g) We hereby warrant that in the process of providing the Service, we shall remain compliant with all prevailing laws and guidelines relating to the sharing of information, including but not limited to, the Personal Data Protection Act.
10. PROTECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
(a) We employ physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorised access to your information. We have selected to utilise such safeguards based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect and process.
(b) While we warrant to utilise such procedures to safeguard your information to the best of our abilities, we shall not be liable in the event of third party security breach(es) to the Site or the Mobile App.
11. NO WARRANTY
(a) The Service, the Site, the Mobile App and the content therein are provided on an “as is”, “as available” basis. We do not warrant the correctness, accuracy, adequacy, completeness, timeliness or validity of the Service, the Site, the Mobile App and/or the content therein and expressly disclaim liability for errors or omissions in the content. No warranty of any kind, implied, express or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, satisfactory quality and/or fitness for a particular purpose, is given in conjunction with the Service, the Site, the Mobile App and the content therein.
(b) We do not warrant that the Service, the Site, the Mobile App and/or any content therein will be provided uninterrupted or free from errors or that any identified faults will be corrected. No warranty is given that the Service, the Site, the Mobile App and the content therein are free from any computer virus or other malicious, destructive or corrupting code/programme.
You acknowledge and agree that:
(a) You are solely responsible for (and that we have no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any data that you transmit, update or upload while using the Site or the Mobile App and for the consequences of your actions (including any loss or damage which we may suffer) by doing so;
(b) your use and reliance on the content on the Site and the Mobile App are entirely at your own risk, and therefore we specifically disclaim any liability arising from or in connection with your use of the Site and the Mobile App, including but not limited to any damages or losses which you may suffer as a result of the buying, selling or renting of any property through the Mobile App;
(c) we shall not be responsible for any materials posted on the Site and the Mobile App, including, but not limited to, information relating to any property or contracting party;
(d) we shall not be responsible for any disputes, demands, claims, actions, proceedings, judgments, orders, decrees, damages, costs, losses and expenses of any nature whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the buying, selling or rental of any property conducted through the Mobile App;
(e) you are required to use your own judgment, caution, and common sense in evaluating the information provided on the Site, the Mobile App and any information provided by us or any third party;
(f) we reserve the right to review materials posted, to edit, refuse to post, to remove any content, terminate your access to the Site and the Mobile App at our sole discretion at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever;
(g) the Site or the Mobile App may become temporarily unavailable for a number of reasons, including but not limited to, capacity constraints, transmission limitations, equipment modifications, upgrades, relocations, and repairs. Notwithstanding this, we will use reasonable commercial efforts to minimize such non-availability of the Site or the Mobile App
13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
(a) We shall in no event be liable for any death, injury, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary damages or other indirect damages or costs of any kind suffered or incurred by you or any third party arising from or in connection with:
(b) In the event that RealEstateDoc is liable in any way, you agree that any liability on our part for any and all claims, losses, costs or damages shall be limited only to the amount paid by you for the Service on the Site or the Mobile App.
(c) This provision shall take effect to the fullest extent permitted by the applicable law.
14. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
(a) You acknowledge and agree that we own, or have the licence to use, the Site and the Mobile App, including the source codes, pages, documents and online graphics, audio, video and such other contents found on the Site or the Mobile App and any and all intellectual property rights used or embodied in or in connection thereto, including any suggestions, ideas, enhancement requests, feedback, recommendations or other information that you may provide relating to the Site, the Mobile App or the Service. The Site, the Mobile App and the content therein shall not be reproduced, republished, transmitted or distributed in any way, without our prior written permission.
(b) You further acknowledge that we own, or have the exclusive licence to use, the Trade Marks, and may from time to time apply for registration of other Trade Marks and service marks. We are not aware of other persons using any of the Trade Marks and we do not warrant that we have sole or exclusive rights in and to such Trade Marks. You agree not to at any time contest our ownership of the Trade Marks and undertake not to use the Trade Marks without our prior written consent and/or in derogation of our rights.
(c) For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, “Trade Marks” means the “RealEstateDoc” mark and such other marks and devices used by and belonging to us whether registered or not and all such other trade marks, trade names, service marks, trade dress, logos, and emblems which are under our control or ownership and which we stipulate are to be used from time to time by us.
15. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
(a) Any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions including any questions regarding its existence, validity or termination shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration in Singapore in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre for the time being in force which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this provision. The Tribunal shall consist of one arbitrator (“Arbitrator”) to be appointed by the Chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. The language of the arbitration shall be English.
(b) The decision in writing of the Arbitrator shall be final and conclusive upon both parties. The costs and expenses of arbitration, including the compensation and expenses of the Arbitrator, shall be borne by the parties as the Arbitrator may determine. Either party may apply to any court which has jurisdiction for an order confirming the award or commence legal proceedings to sue on the award. Except as provided below, any right of either party to judicial action on any matter subject to arbitration hereunder is hereby waived, except suit to enforce the arbitration award.
(c) Notwithstanding the above and the arbitration provided for herein, actions initiated or maintained by either party for injunctive relief, whether mandatory or prohibitory or similar relief in equity are not subject to arbitration and may be brought by either party in any court which has jurisdiction. Actions may also be initiated or maintained by either party where the same is relevant or necessary for such party to obtain or secure any interlocutory or interim relief, including but not limited to proceedings for detention, custody or preservation of any property.
16. GOVERNING LAW
These Terms and Conditions shall be construed and its performance governed in accordance with the law of the Republic of Singapore.
(a) Nothing contained in these Terms and Conditions shall be so construed as to create any agency, partnership or joint venture of any kind between the parties hereto.
(b) No failure by us to exercise and no delay by us in exercising any right, power or remedy under these Terms and Conditions will operate as a waiver. Nor will any single or partial exercise by us of any right, power or remedy preclude any other or further exercise of that or any other right, power or remedy by us. No waiver shall be valid unless in writing signed by us. The rights and remedies herein are in addition to any rights or remedies provided by law.
(c) All rights and obligations hereunder are personal to the parties and each party shall not assign any such rights and obligations to any third party without our prior written consent.
(d) Any one or more clauses, stipulations or provisions of these Terms and Conditions, or any part thereof, which is declared or adjudged to be illegal, invalid, prohibited or unenforceable under any applicable law in any jurisdiction shall be ineffective to the extent of such illegality, invalidity, prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating, vitiating or rendering unenforceable the remaining clauses, stipulations or provisions of these Terms and Conditions, and any such illegality, invalidity, prohibition or unenforceability in any jurisdiction shall not invalidate, vitiate or render unenforceable any such clauses, stipulations or provisions in any other jurisdiction.
18. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
(a) You shall comply with all operating rules, Policies and procedures that may be published by us from time to time on the Site and Mobile App. All of our Policies shall be incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference and provide additional terms and conditions related to specific services offered by us.
(b) In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and the Policies, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail. Together with the Policies, these Terms and Conditions set forth the entire understanding between you and RealEstateDoc with respect to the Service.