Terms of Use, Terms and Conditions, and Contractual Agreement
INAUGURATION HOMES, LLC
Last Updated November 23, 2008

General Acceptance of Terms
Welcome to Inauguration Homes, a website that connects prospective homeowners with prospective renters for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC. InaugurationHomes.com is owned by Inauguration Homes, LLC, a limited liability company headquartered in Washington, DC.

Inauguration Homes LLC provides its services ("Service") to you subject to the following Terms of Use ("Terms"). By using the Service in any way, you are agreeing to comply with the Terms. Should you object to any portion of the Terms or become dissatisfied with the Service in any way, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of the Service.

InaugurationHomes.com, Inauguration Homes and Inauguration Homes, LLC its corporate affiliates are collectively, "us", "we" or "the Company" throughout these Terms of Use. By accessing or using our web site at www.inaugurationhomes.com (the "Site"), you (the "User") signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use ("Terms of Use" or "Agreement").

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Terms of Use on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Service or the Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms of Use, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Service or the Site. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Site to determine if there have been changes to these Terms and Conditions and to review such changes.   

As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant that

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE INCLUDE VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS, AND A DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSE THAT GOVERNS HOW DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED.

You bear any and all responsibility related to payment of any state and local taxes that may be incurred as a result of your receiving payment by Inauguration Homes LLC.

Scope of Company and Site
You expressly acknowledge and agree that Inauguration Homes LLC only provides a classified listing and payment processing service for the listing of various properties for rent in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area during the 2008/2009 Presidential Inauguration period. Inauguration Homes LLC is not, nor shall it be deemed to be, a real estate broker, agent, advisor or other real estate professional. In no event does it legally represent you, or provide any professional advice or other professional assistance to you, with respect to the lease or sale of any property. All opinions of Inauguration Homes LLC, are exactly that; opinions. The Site and its contents are designed for payment processing and informational purposes.

Process Flow and Payment
Inauguration Homes LLC has been contacted by multiple home owners interested in renting their houses, condos, or flats during Inauguration Week 2009. Those homes, along with the homes listed by home owners themselves may be listed on this Site. Homeowners will dictate to Inauguration Homes LLC the price they would like to charge for their house.

Inauguration Homes charge a facilitation fee that will be included in the price requested by the homeowner.  The facilitation fee will cover overhead, general and administrative costs, and profit, and will not exceed 25% of the price charged to the Renter. Renters, prospective renters, and homeowners will NOT be charged any fees to list a home or to access the list of homes on the Site.

Prospective renters may use this Site to “book” or reserve accommodations, and may reserve any home on the Site by paying 100% of the total rental price upon initial reservation.  After a prospective renter executes an online booking, Inauguration Homes LLC will meet with the home owner. During the meeting, home owner will be paid 50% of their total payment, and in exchange the home owner shall fully execute (countersign) the contract and provide keys to the dwelling. These keys will eventually be stored in a lockbox provided by Inauguration Homes LLC and located on the homeowner’s property, no sooner than 7 days prior to the first day of the rental. 

Inauguration Homes LLC will provide the home owner with the remaining 50% payment no later than 7 days after the conclusion of the last rented day. Once the initial installment is transacted between Inauguration Homes LLC and the home owner, the home owner cannot cancel the agreement.  Renters have the right cancel their reservation – upon which they will loose 50% of the deposit monies.  The home owner will keep the initial deposit should the renter cancel the agreement.

In the event the home owner is unreachable and the contract cannot be fully executed, Inauguration Homes LLC will immediately refund the renter his/her payment in full. Inauguration Homes LLC will also make every effort to assist Renter in finding a similar home; however, Inauguration Homes LLC assumes no liability if Renter is unable to find another property.

Inauguration Homes will also serve as a liaison between the two (2) parties, passing information back and forth between the renter and the home owner.
The rental of any Listed Property shall be strictly between the applicable Listing User (Home Owner) and Renting User. Inauguration Homes is not a party to the contractual relationship between a Home Owner and a Renter.  If there is a dispute regarding the rental of any Listed Property, such dispute shall be solely between the applicable Listing User and Renting User and in no event shall Inauguration Homes LLC be involuntarily made a party to such dispute.

Any other questions should be directed towards support@inaugurationhomes.com or call 202.684.6451.

Proprietary Rights
All text, images, design, documents, audio and video ("Intellectual Property"), on this website are the exclusive property of Inauguration Homes, LLC. The Intellectual Property is protected by U.S. Copyright, trademark, and other federal and state law. Inauguration Homes expressly prohibits the copying or unauthorized use of any of the Intellectual Property. All users of this site agree that their use of this site shall be subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein.

Linked Content and Third Party Sites
Inauguration Homes LLC provides links to and distributes content through third party sites and resources over which Inauguration Homes LLC has no control. Inauguration Homes LLC is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Inauguration Homes LLC makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in or the timely inclusion and/or removal of content from any such site. Your linking to any other websites is at your own risk.

Conduct
You agree to not use the Service to: (a) upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) harm minors in any way; (c) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Inauguration Homes LLC official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (e) upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party; (f) upload, post or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (g) interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service; (h) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law; (i) "stalk" or otherwise harass another; (j) collect or store personal data about other users; (k) promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promote any act of cruelty to animals.

Modification of Service
Inauguration Homes LLC reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Inauguration Homes LLC shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

Advertisements and Promotions
Inauguration Homes LLC runs advertisements and promotions on its sites. By creating your classified ad, you agree that Inauguration Homes LLC has the right to run such advertisements and promotions. You also agree that you will not attempt to block or otherwise interfere with advertisements displayed on your classified ad via JavaScript or any other means. Doing so is grounds for immediate termination of service. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by Inauguration Homes LLC on your classified ad is subject to change. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that Inauguration Homes LLC shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.

Spam Policy
You understand that sending unsolicited email advertisements to Inauguration Homes LLC email addresses or through Inauguration Homes LLC computer systems is expressly prohibited by these Terms. Unauthorized use of Inauguration Homes LLC computer systems is a violation of the Terms and certain federal and state laws and may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties.

Copyright and Trademark Notice
The images, design, text, and other materials on this websites are owned and copyrighted by Inauguration Homes, LLC. Copyright © 2008.  All rights reserved.

User Material
You are solely responsible for the photos, profiles,  text, information, and other content that you upload, publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on or through the Service or the Site, or transmit to or share with other users (collectively the "User Content"). You may not post, transmit, or share User Content on the Site or Service that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post. You understand and agree that the Company may, but is not obligated to, review the Site and may delete or remove (without notice) any Site Content or User Content in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, including User Content that in the sole judgment of the Company violates this Agreement. You are solely responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Site or provide to the Company.

When you post User Content to the Site, you authorize and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content on the Site. By posting User Content to the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time by contacting the Company and requesting its removal.

Note that you may be liable for any and all damages and costs if you misrepresent that material on the Site, or on any service offered by Inauguration Homes LLC, is copyright infringing, and that by filing a false notification you will be committing perjury.

Upon receiving a proper notification of alleged copyright infringement in accordance with the above procedures, we will remove, or disable access to, the allegedly infringing material on the Site or service offered by Inauguration Homes LLC, and notify the alleged infringer of your notice of alleged infringement.

In addition to these Terms and Conditions, any access to, or use of, the Site or any services provided by or through the Site or Inauguration Homes shall also be governed by Inauguration Homes’ Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference.

You should never use any information or content on the Site or any services provided by or through the Site or Inauguration Homes LLC as a substitute for advice from a qualified professional and, notwithstanding any content contained on the Site or services provided by or through the Site or Inauguration Homes LLC, in no event will Inauguration Homes LLC be deemed to be providing any professional advice (including, without limitation, any real estate or legal advice) based upon any content on the Site or services provided by or through the Site or Inauguration Homes LLC.

Limitation of Liability
In no event will Inauguration Homes LLC, its affiliates, business partners, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, damages resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption, whether any of the same are based on warranty, contracts, statutes, regulations, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence) or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages, arising out of, relating to, or RESULTING from, (1) ACCESS TO, use of, or inability to use, the Site, any websites linked to the Site, the materials, software or other information contained in any or all such sites, (2) any services provided by or through the site or otherwise provided by or through Inauguration Homes LLC, (3) any rental or other arrangement relating to any listed property, or (4) any emails, promotional materials, advertisements or other correspondence distributed (whether through email or other communications) by Inauguration Homes LLC, its agents and/or business partners. If your use of the materials or information from the Site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume all costs thereof, not by way or limitation to the foregoing liability limitations, in no event shall Inauguration Homes' liability to any site user or other party relating to the site or any services provided by or through the site or Inauguration Homes LLC exceed, in the aggregate, the amount such user or other party paid to Inauguration Homes LLC for the access to or use of the site or such services for which damages are claimed.

IN NO EVENT SHALL INAUGURATION HOMES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, YOUR ACCESS TO, DISPLAY OF OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO ACCESS, DISPLAY OR USE THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR RELIANCE UPON OPINIONS APPEARING ON THIS WEB SITE; ANY COMPUTER VIRUSES, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, LINKED SITES, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE; OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE ACCESS TO, DISPLAY OF OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE) WHETHER BASED ON A THEORY OF NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, AND EVEN IF INAUGURATION HOMES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

If, despite the limitation above, Inauguration Homes LLC or is found liable for any loss or damage which arises out of or in any way connected with any of the occurrences described above, then Inauguration Homes’ liabilities will in no event exceed, in the aggregate, the greater of (a) the facilitation fees assessed for your transactions on this Website, or (b) One-Hundred Dollars (US$100.00).

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify and hold Inauguration Homes LLC, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your Content, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the Terms, or your violation of any rights of another.

Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
This Agreement shall be governed by the substantive laws of the District of Columbia without regard to its conflicts of laws principles, and the District and Federal courts in the District of Columbia shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceeding seeking to enforce any provision of, or based upon any right arising out of, this Agreement.