Terms of Use

YOUR RIGHTS, OBLIGATIONS AND PRIVILEGES
This page contains our full User Agreement. You may wish to print this page for reference. This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions for you to access the RentBeforeOwning.com Web site ("Site"). Your use of this site constitutes your agreement to these Terms of Use ("Terms").

You do not have to register with the Site to view benefits available through this Site but only registered users of the Fee Based Service can access the features and services that RentBeforeOwning.com currently offers. By becoming a registered user you agree to provide (i) true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration form, and (ii) maintain and properly update your account information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that you have, or you violate these Terms, as determined in our sole discretion, we have the right to suspend or terminate your Registration and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site and the Service (or any portion thereof).

FEE-BASED SERVICE CHARGES:
Certain features of this Site are available only through the purchase of a site subscription ("Fee-Based Services").

If you choose to use the Fee-Based Service, you agree to pay, using a valid credit card for the monthly charges set forth on the Site and other charges incurred on your account in order to access the Fee-Based Services.

If your registration offered a free trial period, after the trial period, and every month thereafter until you cancel, the membership fee will be automatically billed to the credit card your provided and authorized at time of registration. The renewal charge will be the then current published rate for the term of your subscription. In the event RentBeforeOwning.com cannot charge your account, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to continue trying to bill your account or to terminate your access to the Fee-Based Services.

You may be subject to a pre-authorization at the time you order your Online Membership. THE PRE-AUTHORIZATION IS NOT A CHARGE TO YOUR CREDIT CARD, HOWEVER THE THEN APPLICABLE MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION CHARGE MAY BE RESERVED AGAINST YOUR AVAILABLE CREDIT CARD LIMIT. FOR FURTHER DETAILS, CONTACT YOUR CREDIT CARD ISSUER.

PRICING INFORMATION:
RentBeforeOwning offers several membership types including Trial Memberships and a 3-Month Membership. Each membership type and the respective cancellation policies are explained below:

14 day Trial Membership: You will have full access to the service for 14 days for a nominal trial fee of $1.00. If you do not cancel the service during the trial period, you will be billed $49.80 exactly 14 days, on the hour, from the date and time you originally registered. IF YOU REGISTERED FOR MONTHLY BILLING, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL CONTINUE TO BE BILLED ON A MONTHLY BASIS UNTIL CANCELLED. IF YOU REGISTERED FOR WEEKLY BILLING, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL CONTINUE TO BE BILLED ON A WEEKLY BASIS UNTIL CANCELLED.

3-Month Membership: You will be billed $99.00 immediately upon registration. You do not need to cancel your 3-month subscription, as you will only be billed one time. To continue your membership after the initial 3-month term, you will need to re-register for a new account.

At its sole discretion, RentBeforeOwning.com may offer different subscription terms on its Site and the membership fees for such subscriptions may vary from time to time.Content on the Site, as well as various services, whether offered by RentBeforeOwning.com, third- party Service Providers or others, may require additional fees.

GENERAL:
These Terms constitute the entire understanding and agreement between you and RentBeforeOwning.com with respect to the Site and, if applicable, the Fee-Based Services and supersedes all prior agreements between you and RentBeforeOwning.com. Failure by RentBeforeOwning.com to enforce any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. In the event that any portion of these Terms are held unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect.


If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms, you should not visit or use the Site. RentBeforeOwning.com reserves the right to change these Terms from time to time at its sole discretion, without prior notice.

PROMOTIONAL OFFERS:
From time to time, in RentBeforeOwning.com's sole discretion, RentBeforeOwning.com may offer a reduced membership fee, varying trial membership durations (if any) or different terms altogether, for a specified promotional period, to first-time or other selected customers. Terms of the promotional offer, including the promotional price and duration of the promotional price, may vary from time to time. Specific details of your offer not covered in these Terms will be explained on the web page where you indicate your acceptance of the promotional offer.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
You understand that to cancel your subscription, you can login to the Site at any time and proceed to the "My Account" page. Once on the "My Account" page, scroll down to the "Membership Status" section and click on the "Cancel" link, adjacent to "Status". Follow instructions to complete your cancellation and receive a cancellation confirmation number. We suggest you make a record of your cancellation confirmation number for future reference. If you do not receive a cancellation confirmation number, then your account was not canceled. You may also cancel by email or telephone by calling (888) 250-5563. All service fees are non-refundable.

USER EMAIL OR TESTIMONIALS:
If you are a customer and send an email to this Site, or if you communicate with the Site by phone or mail, we collect information about your communication and by communicating with the Site you give your permission to collect, archive, retrieve, and otherwise use any information collected as we see fit. Any communication which, in our sole discretion, the site we deem to be a testimonial, may be publicized for commercial purposes.

NO-COMMERCIAL USE:
You agree to use the Site and Fee-Based Services only in a noncommercial manner. The RentBeforeOwning.com's services are intended for individual or private use only. Any other use is strictly prohibited.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS:
All materials on the Site, including without limitation text, images, software, databases, and Fee-Based Services (collectively, the "Content") are owned or controlled by RentBeforeOwning.com, its content suppliers and/or other content providers and is protected by the copyright and trademark laws of the United States and other countries, international conventions, and other applicable laws.

Except as otherwise permitted on the Site, you may not download, display, reproduce, create derivative works from, transmit, sell, distribute, or in any way exploit the Site or any portion thereof for any public or commercial use without the prior written permission of RentBeforeOwning.com.

You agree not to use any trademarks, service marks, names, logos, or other identifiers of RentBeforeOwning.com, licensors, independent contractors, providers and affiliates (collectively, "Affiliates") without the prior written permission of RentBeforeOwning.com or the relevant Affiliate.

INFORMATION PROVIDED:
You acknowledge that any reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, made available, or otherwise distributed through the Site is at your sole risk. The information on at this siteSite is provided solely for informational purposes and does not constitute an offer to sell, rent, or advertise real estate. There are no warranties or representations concerning any of these properties including their availability. Information at on this siteSite and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Neither RentBeforeOwning.com nor its Affiliates shall have any liability arising from your purchases of third party goods, or services or real property based upon the information provided on the Site. RentBeforeOwning.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Site, or to deny access to the Site to anyone at any time.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES:
The Site may contain links to other sites on the Internet, which may be maintained by third parties. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by or association with RentBeforeOwning.com or its Affiliates of any third-party site or any materials contained therein. RentBeforeOwning.com and its Affiliates do not control, and are not responsible for, the availability, accuracy, privacy policy, or currency of such third-party sites or any information, content, products or services accessible from such third-party sites. You therefore are solely responsible for your visiting and relying on information provided on these third-party sites.

AGE RESTRICTIONS:
You represent and warrant to RentBeforeOwning.com that you are at least eighteen (18) years old and that you possess the legal right and ability to enter into this Agreement and to use the Site (and Fee Based Service, if applicable) in accordance with this Agreement.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:
You agree not to assign, transfer or sublicense your rights as a subscriber to the Fee-Based Services. You agree to be financially responsible for all usage or activity on your Fee-Based Services account, including, without limitation, authorizing any other person or entity to utilize your account.

INDEMNIFICATION:
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless RentBeforeOwning.com, and its Affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (Indemnified Parties), from and against any and all liability, loss, damage, expense and costs (including attorneys fees) incurred by or imposed on any of them RentBeforeOwning.com or the Affiliates in connection with any claim arising out of or in any way relating to any breach or alleged breach of any of your use of the Site or the Fee-Based Service or your violation of these Terms, applicable law or the rights of any third partyobligations set forth herein. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. RentBeforeOwning.com reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of RentBeforeOwning.com. In connection with the foregoing release, you hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542 (and any similar provision in any other jurisdiction) which states: A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN, THE SITE (INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, FEE-BASED SERVICES, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE THEREON OR ACCESSED BY MEANS THEREOF) ARE PROVIDED AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY, ACCURACY, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, RENTBEFOREOWNING.COM AND THE AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OF THE SITE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE BY RENTBEFOREOWNING.COM. RENTBEFOREOWNING.COM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE OR THE FEE-BASED SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE SITE OR FEE-BASED SERVICES WILL MEET ANY PARTICULAR CRITERIA OF PERFORMANCE OR QUALITY, OR THAT THE SITE, INCLUDING FORUMS OR THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SITE IS OPERATED, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR DOWNLOADING AND/OR USE OF FILES, INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS, CONTENT, OR OTHER MATERIAL (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION SOFTWARE) ACCESSED THROUGH OR OBTAINED BY MEANS OF THE SITE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL RENTBEFOREOWNING.COM OR THE AFFILIATES, OR ANY PROVIDER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS OR NETWORK SERVICES FOR RENTBEFOREOWNING.COM OR THE AFFILIATES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR FEE-BASED SERVICES, EVEN IF RENTBEFOREOWNING.COM, THE AFFILIATES, OR THEIR PROVIDERS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS OR NETWORK SERVICES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF RENTBEFOREOWNING.COM AND THE AFFILIATES HEREUNDER IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU FOR ACCESS AND USE OF THE FEE-BASED SERVICES. YOU HEREBY RELEASE RENTBEFOREOWNING.COM AND THE AFFILIATES FROM ANY AND ALL OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITIES AND CLAIMS IN EXCESS OF THIS LIMITATION. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
Property owners and managers are subject to the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits "any preference, limitation, or discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of dwellings because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

RentBeforeOwning.com supports Equal Housing Opportunity and we encourage users of our Site to follow appropriate guidelines to comply with both the Federal Housing Act, as well as any applicable state and local regulations.

PROPERTY OWNER'S OR MANAGER'S RESPONSIBILITIES
As a property owner or manager you have a responsibility and a requirement under the law not to discriminate in the sale or lease of property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. You cannot instruct your agent to convey on your behalf any limitations in the sale or lease because your agent is bound by law not to discriminate. Agents in a sale or lease transaction 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 property owner or manager to act in a discriminatory manner in the sale or lease. Moreover, a property owner or manager cannot establish discriminatory terms or conditions in the purchase or lease, 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 original.

HOME BUYER'S OR RENTER'S RIGHTS
As someone seeking to buy or lease a home, apartment or condo, 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 pricing or financing 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.

MODIFICATIONS:
(a) To these Terms.
RentBeforeOwning.com has the right to modify this Agreement and any policies affecting the Site in its sole discretion. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting to the Site or distribution via electronic mail or conventional mail. Your continued use of the Site following notice of any modification to this Agreement shall be conclusively deemed an acceptance of all such modification(s). Your only right with respect to any dissatisfaction with any modifications made pursuant to this provision, or any policies or practices of RentBeforeOwning.com in providing the Site, including without limitation (i) any change in the Content, or (ii) any change in the amount or type of fees associated with the Fee-Based Services, is to cancel your subscription.

(b) To the Site:
RentBeforeOwning.com has the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Site or any portion thereof at any time and in its sole discretion, including the availability of any area of the Site, including without limitation the Fee-Based Services. RentBeforeOwning.com may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the RentBeforeOwning.com Site without notice or liability.

YOUR RIGHTS:
RentBeforeOwning.com grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use this Web site (the "Site") and the materials provided hereon, provided that you comply fully with these Terms. The contents of the Site are only for your personal, noncommercial use. You agree not to interrupt, or attempt to interrupt, the operation of the Site in any way.

GOVERNING LAW:
These Terms are governed by, and will be interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without regard to any choice of law provisions.

MANDATORY ARBITRATION/CLASS ACTION WAIVER:
You agree that, with the exception of injunctive relief sought by RentBeforeOwning.com for any violation of RentBeforeOwning.coms proprietary or other rights, any and all disputes relating to these Terms, Privacy Policy, or your use of the Site or the Fee-Based Service shall be resolved by binding individual arbitration in accordance with the then-current rules of the American Arbitration Association (the "AAA") before an independent arbitrator designated by the AAA. This arbitration obligation applies regardless of whether the claim or dispute involves a tort, fraud, misrepresentation, product liability, negligence, violation of a statute, or any other legal theory. The location of arbitration shall be Santa Barbara County, California, USA.


All arbitrations under these Terms shall be conducted on an individual (and not a class-wide) basis, and an arbitrator shall have no authority to award class-wide relief. You acknowledge and agree that these Terms specifically prohibit you from commencing arbitration proceedings as a representative of others or joining in any arbitration proceedings brought by any other person. You also acknowledge and agree that you are giving up your right to serve as a representative, as a private attorney general, or in any other representative capacity, and/or to participate as a member of a class of claimants in any lawsuit filed against us and/or related third parties.

RENT REPORTING SERVICE:

RentBeforeOwning.com offers various tools and functions through the Site, including optional registration to a Rent Reporting Service ("Service"). By registering for Reporting on the Site, you provide information to and engage in services fulfilled through a third-party services company called RapidRentReporting (Scorewise, Inc).

RapidRentReporting specializes in the servicing of rental accounts and the providing of rental data and other transaction information to one, some, or all of the major credit bureaus on behalf of renters/residents/tenants/landlords/property management companies and others. Accurate records enable us to provide the Service to you. You must provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about your account, and you may not misrepresent any Information. In order for the Services to function effectively, you must also keep your Account Information up- to- date and accurate. Failure to update your information may affect the accuracy and effectiveness of the Services provided to you. You represent that you are authorized to provide us with all Account Information and other information necessary to facilitate your use of the Services. Your access and use of the Service may be interrupted from time to time for any of several reasons, including the malfunction of equipment, periodic updating, maintenance or repair of the Service, or other actions that RapidRentReporting, in its sole discretion, may elect to take. In no event will RapidRentReporting be liable to any party for any loss, cost, or damage that results from any period of downtime of the Sites or Services.

THE SITES, SERVICES, INFORMATION, DATA, FEATURES, AND ALL CONTENT IS OFFERED AND MADE AVAILABLE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. RapidRentReporting MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONTENT OR OPERATION OF THE SITES OR SERVICES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

RapidRentReporting MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTINUED AVAILABILITY OF THE CONTENT ON THE SITES OR THE SERVICES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. RapidRentReporting MAKES NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR GUARANTEE THAT THE CONTENT THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES OR SERVICES IS FREE OF BUGS, DEFECTS, OR ERRORS, OR INFECTION FROM ANY VIRUSES OR OTHER CODE OR COMPUTER PROGRAMMING ROUTINES THAT CONTAIN CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES OR THAT ARE INTENDED TO DAMAGE, SURREPTITIOUSLY INTERCEPT, OR EXPROPRIATE ANY SYSTEM, DATA, OR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

THE SERVICE IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE LEGAL, TAX, OR FINANCIAL ADVICE. RapidRentReporting IS NOT A FINANCIAL PLANNER, BROKER, OR TAX ADVISOR. To the extent you use a Service for banking or other financial services, the Service is intended only to assist you in your financial organization and decision-making and is broad in scope. Before making any final decisions or implementing any financial strategy, you should consider obtaining additional information and advice from your accountant or other financial advisers who are fully aware of your individual circumstances.

RapidRentReporting does not assume any responsibility for the timeliness, accuracy, deletion, non-delivery, or failure to store Account Information. Any information made available through the Services will only reflect the information that we most recently accessed, and as such, may not reflect activity that occurred after we last accessed the applicable Third Party Site or any pending transactions.

CREDIT REPORTING SERVICES AND DATA TRANSFER

RapidRentReporting specializes in the servicing of rental payment accounts and the provision of rental payment data and other transaction information to one, some, or all of national credit reporting agencies (CRAs) on behalf of renters/residents/tenants/landlords/property management companies and others. Due to the differing requirements for tradeline information by the various CRAs as well as the agreements between RapidRentReporting and the CRAs, RapidRentReporting may not be able to report your rental payment information to any specific CRA, nor do we guarantee that any specific CRA will receive your rental payment information.

RapidRentReporting CANNOT AND DOES NOT PROMISE OR GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL OBTAIN ANY NEW CREDIT, SUCH AS A CREDIT CARD, AUTO LOAN, AUTO LEASE, MORTGAGE, STUDENT LOAN OR OTHER LOAN PROGRAM AS A RESULT OF RapidRentReporting SERVICES.

While we believe that you are more likely to obtain such credit if we are successful in adding rental payment information to your credit profile, the ultimate credit decision remains with the lender or credit grantor, and we cannot control nor do we aid in that process. Including rental payment data on your credit profile does not guarantee a higher credit score, since your credit score is dependent on numerous variables that are outside of the control of RapidRentReporting. RapidRentReporting encourages you to be responsible with your credit in order to maintain and increase your credit profile and credit worthiness. Responsible steps include:

  • Paying any and all bills on time
  • Not applying for more credit than you need, and not exceeding a healthy debt/income ratio.
  • Reporting your rent
  • Avoiding collections, bankruptcy, and debt consolidation if possible
  • Not co-signing on loans or lines of credit for others if doing so might put you at risk.

CREDIT REPORTING

RapidRentReporting will report your rental payment data upon your authorization, which consists of two steps. The first authorization occurs on your agreement to the terms and conditions set forth here when registering for the Service. The second voluntary authorization step utilizes a standalone third party e-signature application which collects your date of birth and your social security number as verification of your authorization for the reporting of your rental payment data.

RapidRentReporting DOES NOT REQUIRE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND DATE OF BIRTH TO PROVIDE THE RENT PAYMENT ONLINE SERVICE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO THE SITE YOU ARE AUTHORIZING RapidRentReporting TO REPORT YOUR RENTAL PAYMENT DATA.

Subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act and any other applicable federal or state laws, rules or regulations, the following restrictions apply to all users of the site who elect to have their payments reported to a CRA:

Upon the transmission of the payment data by RapidRentReporting to a CRA, the data set containing the payment information cannot be modified, amended or canceled.

Notwithstanding the above, any party may dispute any entry on a credit report provided by RapidRentReporting to a CRA. See RapidRentReporting's Credit Reporting Dispute Resolution Policy, which is incorporated herein and made a part hereof.

YOUR CREDIT REPORT

By joining RapidRentReporting you authorize RapidRentReporting to verify your rent with the proper authorities and understand that after RapidRentReporting is able to verify your information, your rental data will be provided to the credit bureau to be added to your Credit Report within 20-160 days from initial account creation.

You agree to provide RapidRentReporting necessary personal information as required by RapidRentReporting, credit-reporting agencies and in requesting verification of positive or derogatory credit information from landlord or property manager of the member.

NO ONE, INCLUDING RapidRentReporting, CAN ADD UNVERIFIED, FALSE, OR MISLEADING INFORMATION TO YOUR CONSUMER CREDIT PROFILE. INFORMATION CAN BE REMOVED FROM A PERSON'S CREDIT PROFILE ONLY IF THE CREDIT HISTORY IS INACCURATE OR OBSOLETE AND IS NOT CLAIMED TO BE ACCURATE BY THE CREDITOR WHO SUBMITTED THE INFORMATION TO THE CREDIT BUREAU. RapidRentReporting WILL SEEK TO HAVE ANY INACCURATE INFORMATION CORRECTED AND, IF APPROPRIATE, REMOVED BY THE CRA's AND TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED UNDER APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, INCLUDING THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT.

PERMISSION/AUTHORIZATION TO VALIDATE AND VERIFY DATA

RapidRentReporting will verify and certify the rental information provided by the member. If RapidRentReporting has a problem verifying your information, you will be contacted. You may be contacted by your landlord or property manager to verify your participation in the site and or service, and that you have given permission to RapidRentReporting to verify information that you have provided as part of your membership or activation of the Service. You agree that promptly upon receipt of any correspondence related to the RapidRentReporting service, you will provide permission for RapidRentReporting to access the correspondence and or act on your behalf. You also agree to forward a copy of such correspondence to RapidRentReporting.

Member empowers RapidRentReporting, its employees, agents, subcontractors and assignees to perform or engage in any act on behalf of member related to including, without limitation, the right to verify the member's rental data and personal information provided.

The specific acts necessary to accomplish the purpose of this agreement shall be at the sole discretion of RapidRentReporting professional judgment. The specific acts shall also require periodic verification of member's rental data.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF DATA REPORTING

RapidRentReporting is not responsible for the data once it is received by the CRAs; you agree to hold RapidRentReporting harmless against any such claims, subject to the Credit Reporting Dispute Resolution Policy and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

POTENTIAL EFFECT ON CREDIT REPORT OF INCONSISTENT OR TERMINATION OF CREDIT REPORTING

Upon the payment data being provided to the CRA, the interruption or termination of the reporting data cycle or account to a CRA may negatively impact a member's credit history, including the subsequent reporting of such bill or account following a period of no reporting on such bill or account, which may occur for a variety of reasons, including cessation of use of the Service. RapidRentReporting shall not be liable for any claims, charges, demands, damages or adverse impacts on a member credit score or credit history if that member ceases using the Service or in the event of inconsistent data reporting during the use of the service.

NOT A CREDIT REPAIR ORGANIZATION

RapidRentReporting and its affiliates are not credit repair organizations and are not offering to sell, provide or perform any service to you for the express or implied purpose of either improving your credit record, credit history or credit rating or providing advice or assistance to you with regard to improving your credit record, credit history or credit rating, nor does RapidRentReporting charge consumers a fee for advice on how to change, modify or improve their credit file or score. You acknowledge and agree that you are not seeking to purchase, use or access any of the Services in order to do so. Please note that accurate adverse information on your credit report cannot be changed.

RapidRentReporting CREDIT REPORTING DISPUTE RESOLUTION POLICY AND CREDIT REPORT INFORMATION DISCLOSURE

I. DISPUTE OF INACCURATE CREDIT REPORTING INFORMATION BY CLIENT

1. NOTICE OF DISPUTE

A member of the site and service may dispute any entry on their credit report derived from information provided by RapidRentReporting to a CRA by notifying RapidRentReporting either by mail or by other means available to the member. The member shall provide the following information as part of any dispute of information provided by RapidRentReporting:

  • Legal Name or as Registered:
  • Contact Information:
  • Name of Creditor (Landlord / Property Manager)
  • The dispute with the information

Mailing Address:
RapidRentReporting
PO Box 2637
Pasadena, California 91102

2. DISPUTED ACCOUNT INFORMATION INVESTIGATED

Upon receipt of a dispute, RapidRentReporting will, conduct a reasonable investigation and make a determination of the status of the disputed information within (72) business hours of receipt of the notice of dispute from the member. RapidRentReporting will investigate the dispute claim and all relevant information pertaining to that member. The determination shall be one of the following three options:

a. The dispute is frivolous or irrelevant and the information originally provided is accurate;
b. The disputed information is inaccurate; or
c. More information is necessary to make a final determination regarding the disputed information.

3. NOTIFICATION OF DETERMINATION

Once a final determination has been made regarding the disputed information, RapidRentReporting will contact the registered party who initiated the dispute within (5) business days of the original receipt of the dispute by the registered user.

If RapidRentReporting determines that the dispute is frivolous or irrelevant, RapidRentReporting shall notify the user by mail or, if authorized by the consumer for that purpose, by other means available to RapidRentReporting. Said notice shall include:

The reasons for the determination; and
Identification of any information required to investigate the disputed information.

If RapidRentReporting determines that the disputed information is inaccurate, RapidRentReporting shall notify the user by mail or, if authorized by the consumer for that purpose, by other means available to RapidRentReporting within five (5) Business Days of the determination and will promptly notify all credit reporting agencies ("CRA") to which RapidRentReporting provided said information and request that they delete or modify the information as appropriate.

If RapidRentReporting determines that more information is necessary to complete its investigation, RapidRentReporting will notify the user of the service, and the user's counterparty if necessary, and request additional information from them to help make a final determination as to the disputed information.

Upon receipt of the additional information, RapidRentReporting shall make a final determination on the disputed information, considering all information provided by all parties, within thirty (30) days of receipt of the notice of dispute by RapidRentReporting under this section. Notice of said determination shall be forwarded to the member as described above.

Upon receipt of a notice of dispute from a CRA, RapidRentReporting will without any cost to you, conduct a reasonable investigation and make a determination of the status of the disputed information within three (3) Business Days of receipt of the notice of dispute from the CRA. Said investigation shall review all relevant information provided by the CRA, including information given to the CRA by the user. The determination shall be one of the following three options:

a. The dispute is frivolous or irrelevant and the information provided is accurate.
b. The disputed information is inaccurate
c. More information is necessary to make a final determination regarding the disputed information.

Once a determination has been made regarding the disputed information, RapidRentReporting will notify the CRA by mail or, if authorized by the CRA for that purpose, by other means available to RapidRentReporting within five (5) Business Days of the determination regarding the disputed information.

If RapidRentReporting determines that the dispute is frivolous or irrelevant, RapidRentReporting shall notify the CRA by mail or, if authorized by the CRA for that purpose, by other means available to RapidRentReporting. Said notice shall include:

The reasons for the determination; and
Identification of any information required to investigate the disputed information.

If RapidRentReporting determines that the disputed information is inaccurate, RapidRentReporting shall notify the CRA and the user by mail or, if authorized by the CRA or the user for that purpose, by other means available to RapidRentReporting, within five (5) Business days of the determination and will immediately request that CRA delete or modify the information as appropriate.

If RapidRentReporting determines that more information is necessary to complete its investigation, RapidRentReporting will notify the CRA and the member, and the user's counterparty, if necessary, and request additional information from them to help make a final determination as to the disputed information.

4. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUEST

Upon receipt of the additional information, RapidRentReporting shall make a final determination on the disputed information, considering all information provided by all parties, within thirty (30) days of receipt of the notice of dispute from the CRA. Notice of said determination shall then be forwarded to the CRA as described above.

These Terms constitute the entire agreement with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between RapidRentReporting and you. If any portion of these Terms is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable by any arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction, these Terms as a whole shall not be deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable, but only that portion of these Terms that is unlawful, void, or unenforceable shall be stricken from these Terms. Headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not limit, control, or add to the meaning of any term, provision, or condition.

II. DISPUTE OF CREDIT REPORTING INFORMATION BY CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY

1. INVESTIGATION OF DISPUTED INFORMATION

Upon receipt of a notice of dispute from a CRA, RapidRentReporting will without any cost to you, conduct a reasonable investigation and make a determination of the status of the disputed information within three (3) Business Days of receipt of the notice of dispute from the CRA. Said investigation shall review all relevant information provided by the CRA, including information given to the CRA by the user. The determination shall be one of the following three options:

a. The dispute is frivolous or irrelevant and the information provided is accurate.
b. The disputed information is inaccurate
c. More information is necessary to make a final determination regarding the disputed information.

2. NOTICE OF DETERMINATION

Once a determination has been made regarding the disputed information, RapidRentReporting will notify the CRA by mail or, if authorized by the CRA for that purpose, by other means available to RapidRentReporting within five (5) Business Days of the determination regarding the disputed information.

If RapidRentReporting determines that the dispute is frivolous or irrelevant, RapidRentReporting shall notify the CRA by mail or, if authorized by the CRA for that purpose, by other means available to RapidRentReporting. Said notice shall include:

The reasons for the determination; and
Identification of any information required to investigate the disputed information.

If RapidRentReporting determines that the disputed information is inaccurate, RapidRentReporting shall notify the CRA and the user by mail or, if authorized by the CRA or the user for that purpose, by other means available to RapidRentReporting, within five (5) Business days of the determination and will immediately request that CRA delete or modify the information as appropriate.

If RapidRentReporting determines that more information is necessary to complete its investigation, RapidRentReporting will notify the CRA and the member, and the user's counterparty, if necessary, and request additional information from them to help make a final determination as to the disputed information.

3. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUEST

Upon receipt of the additional information, RapidRentReporting shall make a final determination on the disputed information, considering all information provided by all parties, within thirty (30) days of receipt of the notice of dispute from the CRA. Notice of said determination shall then be forwarded to the CRA as described above.

MISCELLANEOUS

These Terms constitute the entire agreement with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between RapidRentReporting and you. If any portion of these Terms is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable by any arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction, these Terms as a whole shall not be deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable, but only that portion of these Terms that is unlawful, void, or unenforceable shall be stricken from these Terms. Headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not limit, control, or add to the meaning of any term, provision, or condition.

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