Terms & Conditions
Before you use the Tri-State Area website, you should read these terms carefully. They are part of the entire terms and conditions of the site and are the rules that apply to it, You will be required to accept them before you begin.
1. Site owner
All of the information, including text, software, video scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music and interactive features including trademarks are owned or licensed by Tri-State Area are subject to copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights governed by U.S. and international law.
2. Your use of the site
When you enter this site, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations. These conditions include Urban Development Department regulations, the Fair Housing Act and any local or New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut State fair housing laws. Ss well, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, republish, or exploit any portion of the site. This site is intended to be used by you, personally and not for your commercial use.
You agree that you will not use the Tri-State Area to violate any local or New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut State laws or regulations. You agree not to use the website if you are not able to enter a legally binding contract, under the age of 18, or temporarily or permanently suspended from using Tri-State Area.
You shall not copy, modify, republish, or distribute information from this website or mobile app or Tri-State Area copyrights and trademarks. You agree not to collect information about users, including email addresses or other personally identifiable information without the user’s consent.
You will not transmit any material that is abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable.
You will not transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation.
You will not knowingly transmit any material that contains adware, malware, spyware, software viruses, or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limiting the functions of any computer software or hardware, networking or telecommunications equipment.
You will not circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, billing process, fees, or subscriptions owed to Tri-State Area by a customer or client. You will not offer Tri-State Area renters concessions less favorable than those offered to non-Tri-State Area renters.
You will not impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, including providing inaccurate contact information or other information relative to your move or property.
You will not interfere with or disrupt the site, servers, or networks connected to the site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the site.
You will not launch any automated system, including, without limitation, "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," that accesses the site, in a manner that sends more request messages to the site in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional Web browser.
You will not use Tri-State Area to advertise property owned by another person or entity, unless you are the duly authorized property manager, representative, or the property owner’s agent and can bind such property owner, and your representation of such person or entity complies with all applicable laws.
You will not transmit any customer to Tri-State Area, or any user of the site, any information or materials of any kind which violate, plagiarize or infringe on the intellectual property or contractual rights of any third party; are libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, harassing, threatening, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or otherwise objectionable; or distribute or contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.
You will not scrape either the screen or database with automated queries, including automated bots, spiders, crawlers, or any automated activity with the purpose of gathering and obtaining information from Tri-State Area. All such activities are prohibited, unless you have express written permission or a license agreement with Tri-state Area to do so. Search engines may query the Tri-State Area site and render and provide an index with links to the services but only within allowable fair use guidelines as provided by copyright law.
Subject to the restrictions set forth in the following paragraphs, you may copy information from the Tri-State Area website only as necessary for your personal use to view, save, print, fax and/or email such information. You agree not to reproduce, modify, distribute, display or provide access to, create new and different works from the Tri-State Area data, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any portion of the site. You may share and distribute of the site’s information related to specific properties and any compilation of the data, so long as Tri-State Area is mentioned as the original source of the data.
3. User Content and User-Generated Content
You represent and warrant that:
(a) You own all rights in your User Content (including, without limitation, all rights to the photographs, audio, video, or digital recordings, and the performance contained in your User Content) or, alternatively, you have acquired all necessary rights in your User Content to enable you to grant to Tri-State Area the rights in your User Content described herein.
(b) You have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and any other financial obligations, of any kind, arising from any use or commercial exploitation of your User Content.
(c) You are the individual pictured or heard in your User Generated Content, or, alternatively, you have obtained permission from each person (including consent from parents or guardians for any individual under the applicable age of majority) or place that appears in or is heard in your User Generated Content to enable you to grant the rights to Tri-State Area described herein.
(d) You will make such permissions available to Tri-State Area upon request.
(e) Your User Content does not infringe the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third party.
You agree to keep all records necessary to establish that your User Content do not violate any of the foregoing representations and warranties and to make such records available to Tri-State Area upon request.
4. Advertising and Ads
You authorize and agree that the Tri-State Area website will include advertisements and that these are necessary to support the site. Tri-State Area will serve ads to you based upon the information that you share and we collect while you use the site.
5. Information Services
We provide anonymous information to banks, lenders, originators, loan/mortgage brokers and their respective employees (hereafter “Lenders”) to request quotes on terms for their home loans or otherwise. Lender may or may not choose to respond to these requests for information to you via the Tri-State Area website with non-binding customized quotes of terms they would offer to a qualified borrower. Such quotes are not intended to be Good Faith Estimates as set forth in the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Lenders will respond based on the information provided to them by you and will evaluate based upon their own unique requirements. If such a Lender does respond to you, then any agreement or loan or other business between you and the Lender is between you and the Lender. Tri-State Area is not a Lender, mortgage broker, loan originator, loan processor or underwriter. Any request for quote or pre-approval is not an application for credit or a loan. We do not endorse or recommend the products or services of any specific Lender. Tri-State Area expressly disclaims any responsibility for any result or consequence related to any action that a consumer takes based on the our website. Lenders using this website are solely responsible for their services to consumers. Tri-State Area shall not be liable for any damages or costs arising out of or in any way connected with any consumer’s use of the service. Tri-State Area is not responsible for any errors or delays caused by consumers or any Lenders in the loan process. Tri-State Area reserves the right to terminate, discontinue, or suspend the participation of any Lender to our services. Consumers should confirm the authenticity and credentials of any Lender they choose to contact in conjunction with this website.
You further agree that Tri-State Area is free to use for any purpose whatsoever, ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, comments, criticisms, reports, or other feedback other than User Content ("Feedback"), whether oral or written, that you may send to us. You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of compensation or confidentiality of any nature, and that Tri-State Area has no duties to you, about to such Feedback.
7. Links to and from Other Websites
This site may provide, or users of the site may provide, links to other websites or resources. Because we have no control over such third-party websites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Tri-State Area is not responsible for the availability of such websites or resources, and we donot endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Tri-State Area shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, products, or services available on or through any such website or resource.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, TRI-STATE AREA AND ITS AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT). TRI-STATE AREA MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY:
(a) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURATE CONTENT;
(b) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE;
(c) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVERS OR ANY AND ALL PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN;
(d) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE;
(e) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY; AND
(f) FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, E-MAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE.
TRI-STATE AREA DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND TRI-STATE AREA WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL OR INFORMATION DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE ARISING THEREFROM. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM TRI-STATE AREA OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
9. Limitation of Liability
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL TRI-STATE AREA OR ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE) FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SUCH PARTIES WERE ADVISED OF, KNEW OF, OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM YOUR (OR ANYONE USING YOUR ACCOUNT'S) USE OF THE SITE.
10. Exclusions and Limitations
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you. To the extent Tri-State Area may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of Tri-State Area’s liability shall be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.
12. Force Majeure
Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances will Tri-State Area be held liable for any delay or failure in performance due in whole in or in part to any acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, software bugs, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, earthquakes, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.
14. Modifications to the Site
Tri-State Area reserves the right to modify or discontinue the site with or without notice to you. Tri-State Area shall not be liable to you or any third party should it exercise its right to modify or discontinue the site.
15. Other Provisions
16. Arbitration Agreement
If you demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Tri-State Area will pay as much of the administrative costs and arbitrator's fees required for the arbitration as the arbitrator considers necessary to prevent the cost of the arbitration from being prohibitive. In the final award, the arbitrator may apportion the costs of arbitration and the compensation of the arbitrator among the parties in such amounts as the arbitrator finds appropriate.
Neither you nor Tri-State Area may act as a class representative or private attorney general, nor participate as a member of a class of claimants, with respect to any claim. Claims may not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis. The arbitrator can decide only your and/or Tri-State Area's individual claims. The arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated. This Section 15 will survive the termination of your relationship with Tri-State Area.
THIS SECTION LIMITS CERTAIN RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO MAINTAIN A COURT ACTION, THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY FORM OF CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE CLAIM, THE RIGHT TO ENGAGE IN DISCOVERY EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN AAA RULES, AND THE RIGHT TO CERTAIN REMEDIES AND FORMS OF RELIEF. OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU OR TRI-STATE AREA WOULD HAVE IN COURT ALSO MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION.
A portion of our services and features are funded through advertising dollars. This advertising revenue helps keep Tri-State Areafree of charge for our personal users.We strive to make advertisements relevant and useful toyou. Therefore, we may serve
2advertisements to you based on the information we collect from you or in relation to your interaction with our services. We will do our best to be transparent regarding the data and information we collect from you. We endeavor to keep information private between you and Tri-State Area, except as explained below.In addition to generating revenue from advertising, wewill generate revenue from premium services, which could range from access to exclusive offerings and rich media rental placements to other additional services features provided to both landlord customers and consumer app users.
Information Collection, Use, and SharingInformation you provide.
When you use our services,you agree to provide information, such as your name, address, email address, mobile device/cell phone number, and details that apply to a potential transaction. This is required when you register onTri-State Area, when you find a home, communicate with a real estate agent using our services, or complete other forms through Tri-State Area. You may also provide information about a third party through the services. For example, if you share a real estate listing with a recipient via email, we may combine this information with other information we collect from your interaction with usor from other companies.In addition, when you order products or services through the services,Tri-State Area may collect your credit/debit card information. This information is secured using industry-standard encryption technology and we will secure such information in a PCI compliant manner.Tri-State Areawill use this information solely to complete your order and will not share itwith outside parties, except to the extent necessary to complete the order or comply with applicable law.Ifa credit report is required to use a service, Tri-State Areamay collect your Social Security number ("SSN"). This information is secured using industry-standard encryption technology. Tri-State Arearestricts access to SSNs to employees, vendors and subcontractors who require SSNs to support certain products and services.Westrive to protect SSNs from unlawful disclosure and to keep them confidential by maintaining physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable state and federal regulations.
Cookies and Web beacons
Usage and Disclosure
Tri-State Area uses the data and information collected from you to enhance your user experience, communicate with you and optimally operate our services. We also use this information to respond to your requests and present you with advertising that we believe will be of interest or useful to you. Your privacy is important and we are committed to protecting information that identifies you personally, where youhave chosen to keep it private.We will only share personal information that you provide outside thepublic areas of the services in the following circumstance):
- .When you consent or direct Tri-State Area to share your personal information. For example, if you choose to contact a real estate agent or lender through the services, your name and email address will appear to the recipient of the message.
- .If and when Tri-State Area is involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of transfer or sale of some or all of its business, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding,personal information may be transferred along with the business.
Real Estate Data and Information
Tri-State Area aims to be open and transparent regarding real estate data and information. We make historical sales or lease prices for apartments and homes available.Tri-State Areaenables any user to post a question or answer about a given home. Generally, all of this information is already publicly available. As long as discussionsare aboutreal estate and not individuals, our goal is to keep this information freely available through the services. When a professional engages and joins Tri-State Area, we may also allow users to comment on the professional
You may receive email from Tri-State Area for a variety of reasons. For example, if you took an action through the services, you signed up for a regular report, or you posted your home for rent and a renter sends you a message. We respect your desire to manage email correspondence. If you have an account with Tri-State Area, you can select your preferences through yourNotifications settings. Also, you can manage your receipt of some types of communication by following the instructions included in the email we send you.Please note that, even if you unsubscribe from certain email correspondences, we may still need to email you with important transactional or administrative information
Targeted and Behavioral Advertising
Opting Out of Collection of Information by Third Parties
We can provide you with helpful information based on where you are. If you tell us where you are (e.g., by allowing your mobile device to send us your location), we may use that information to provide you with location-based information andadvertising. If you wish to deactivate this feature, you can disable location services on your mobile device
Third-Party Partners, Providers and Websites
8and third parties. Please visit these third parties’websites regarding their privacy policies.
A Special Note about Children
Children are not eligible to use our services and we ask that minors (under the age of 13) do not submit any personal information to us or use the services. We don’t collect or maintain information from those actually known to be under the age of 13.No part of ourwebsite, the app,or services is structured to attract anyone under the age of 13.
Storage, Security and Retention of Information
Personal information will be processed and stored by Tri-State Area in databases hosted in the United States. We have taken reasonable steps to protect the information users share with us, including, but not limited to, setup of processes, equipment and software to avoid unauthorized access or disclosure of this information. No transmission of information via the Internet can beentirely secure, however, so please always use caution when submitting personal information. We will retain your personal information for as long as you have an active account
Equal Opportunity in Housing
Tri-State Area and the law
All real estate advertised on the Tri-State Area website is subject to the federal Fair Housing Act. This makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race,color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination."
We will not knowingly accept or permit any advertisement for real estate that is in violation of this law. This is our policy. Ergo, all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.
When you buy, sell,or leasea home or rent an apartment, several state and federal laws were enacted to ensure equal opportunity for everyone. The Civil Rights Act of 1966 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property.
Moreover, the Fair Housing Act declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States, makingitillegal for any discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Other laws also pertain to the purchase, sale or lease of a home or rent an apartment. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodations and commercial facilities.The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes discrimination unlawful with respect to any aspect of a credit applicationon the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program.What’s more, state and local laws often provide broader coverage and prohibit discrimination based on additional classes not covered by federal law.If you’re selling a home or if you’re a landlord you have a responsibility and a requirement under the law not to discriminate in the sale, rental and financing of property on the basis ofrace, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. You cannot instruct the licensed broker or salesperson acting as your agent to convey for you any limitations in the sale or rental because the real estate professional is bound by law not to discriminate.Agents in a real estate transaction also are prohibited by law from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. They are prohibited from complying with a request from the home seller or landlord to act in a discriminatory manner in the sale, lease or rental.
As well, a home seller or landlord can’t establish discriminatory terms or conditions in the purchase or rental, deny that housing is available, or advertise that the property is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.If you’re seeking to purchase a home or rent an apartment, you have the right to expect that housing will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. This includes the right to expect equal professional service, the opportunity to consider a broad range of housing choices, no discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of housing, no discrimination in the financing, appraising, or insuring of housing, reasonable accommodations in rules, practices and procedures for persons with disabilities, and to be free from harassment or intimidation for exercising your fair housing rights
If youthink there’s discrimination
Even though our policy clearly states that we will not allow any discrimination, and we follow the laws, much of the information in our website is provided by third parties or via hyperlink to third party sites. As a result, we may not know that there may be potential discrimination by these third parties.If you suspect any discrimination at anyof these other sites, please contact our staff at CONTACT FORM . Complaints alleging discrimination in housing may be filed with the nearest office of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), or by calling HUD’s toll free number, 1-800-669-9777 (voice), 1-800-543-8294 (TDD), or http://www.hud.gov/