Terms of Use

 TERMS OF USE

Last Modified:  August 1, 2018

Thank you for visiting the website located at www.irtliving.com (the “Site” or “Website”), operated by Independence Realty Trust (“IRT”, “we”, “us” or “our”).  These Terms of Use (“Terms” or “Agreement”) governs your use of and access to the Website.

By accessing, browsing, and/or using the Website, or by clicking to accept or agree to this Agreement when this option is made available to you, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement as well as in our Privacy Policy, which is available at http://www.irtliving.com/page.aspx/contentId/11/Privacy-Policy/ and which forms a legally binding agreement.  If you do not agree to any or all of the provisions found in this Agreement or our Privacy Policy, please immediately exit this Site, and refrain from using or accessing the Site.  BY ACCESSING, BROWSING, AND/OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

Access to and use of the Site and the information, materials, Content (defined below), and services available through the same are subject to all applicable laws and regulations and this Agreement.  The terms “user,” “you” and “your” when used in this Agreement mean any single, individual human user of the Site.

We may change the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement from time to time in our sole discretion and will provide you with ten (10) days’ notice before the new terms and conditions come into effect by posting notice of the revised Agreement on the Website.  Changes will apply prospectively only.  The latest Agreement will be posted on the Site, and you should always review this Agreement prior to using or accessing the Site to ensure that you have a current understanding of the Agreement under which you are permitted to access and use this Site.  Your continued use of or access to the Website after the changes go into effect constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

The Website is offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older and who reside in the United States or any of its territories or possessions, or Canada, South America, or Mexico.  By using this Website, you represent and warrant that you satisfy the foregoing eligibility requirements.  If you do not satisfy such requirements, you must not access or use the Website.  IN NO EVENT IS THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES PROVIDED THEREON TO BE USED BY ANYONE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER OR BY ANYONE RESIDING OUTSIDE OF THE TERRITORIES NOTED ABOVE.
DEFINITIONS
As used herein, “Content” shall mean any and all postings, messages, works of authorship, text, files, images, photos, videos, sounds, or other materials posted on, transmitted through, and/or available through the Site, excluding your Personal Data which is handled in accordance with the Privacy Policy available at the link specified above.
As used herein, “Law(s)” means any statute, law, ordinance, regulation, rule, code, order, constitution, treaty, common law, judgment, decree or other requirement of any federal, state, local or foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or any arbitrator, court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction.

As used herein, “Personal Data” has the meaning attributed to it in our Privacy Policy.

As used herein, “Service” or “Services” means the services or functionality available through the Website including, without limitation, the ability to search for apartment communities, the ability to schedule tours, book appointments, and submit reviews.

ACCESSING THE WEBSITE
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any service, Content, or material that we provide or otherwise make available on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice.  Moreover, IRT may limit or restrict access to the Website at its sole discretion without notice or liability if it reasonably believes a user has violated any terms or conditions set forth in this Agreement or other terms, conditions or agreements provided for on the Website, for maintenance purposes, or for any other reasonable reason.  We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.  From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users.

You are responsible for:

  • Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website, including for ensuring that your computers, mobile devices, modems, software, hardware, internet and telephone services and other products and services necessary to connect to and use and access the Website are compatible with the Website.  IRT is in no way responsible for a user’s inability to access or otherwise use the Website.
     
  • Ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection, computers, or devices are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them.  You agree to be solely and fully responsible and liable for any such persons’ actions concerning the Website.
It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website, if any, is correct, current, and complete. You agree that all information you provide is governed by our Privacy Policy available at the link set forth above, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy. 

Registered Users
Certain portions of the Website including, without limitation, certain Content and Services offered at this Site, are accessible only to registered users (“Account Services”), and are accessible only by providing a user name and corresponding password (“Log-in Information”).  Any user accessing such Account Services (an “Account User”) is required to first create an account with IRT (“User Account”).  User Accounts are for designated users and cannot be shared or used by more than one user.  By accessing this Site, you agree not to attempt, in any manner, to access the User Account of any other person or to otherwise circumvent the security features of this Site in order to unlawfully access the Account Services.  Sharing your User Account with any other individual or entity by, for example only, sharing your Log-in Information with any other individual or entity or otherwise granting any other individual or entity access to the Account Services, is grounds for immediate termination of your User Account and/or the associated Account Services as set forth below as well as revocation of any licenses granted to you by IRT.  Furthermore, such action(s) constitute a breach of this Agreement and you agree to be liable for any and all special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages arising from your performance of or engagement in such actions. Moreover, you agree and acknowledge that IRT will have the right to seek injunctive relief enjoining such actions, it being acknowledged that legal remedies are inadequate to compensate IRT for the harm caused by such actions. 
You will notify IRT (via the Notice section set forth below) promptly upon discovery of any unauthorized access, use or disclosure of any Personal Data, password-protected or confidential information in connection with the User Account, or Log-in Information, or of any other breach of this Agreement, and will cooperate with IRT to regain possession of such information or Log-in Information and prevent its further unauthorized access, use or disclosure. 

Creation of User Account/Indemnification
When creating a User Account as provided for on this Website, you are required to provide IRT with accurate, complete, and updated information.  Failure to provide accurate, complete and updated information shall constitute a breach of these Terms of Use and may result in immediate termination of your User Account and Account Services as provided for in more detail below. 

Moreover, in creating a User Account, you hereby agree that you will not in any way use or adopt a user name that is the name of another person with the intent to impersonate such person.  Further, you agree not to use a user name that is subject to any rights of a person other than yourself without appropriate authorization from such other person.  IRT reserves the right to refuse creation of a user name or to cancel the same at its sole discretion. 
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords associated with your User Account and you hereby indemnify and hold harmless IRT and its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and advisors and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and representatives from and against any and all losses, damages, costs, fees (including attorney’s fees and costs), judgments, settlements, liabilities and causes of action, arising out of or under or related to the use of your User Account by any person OTHER THAN IRT OR A PERSON GAINING ACCESS TO YOUR USER ACCOUNT AS A RESULT OF IRT’S NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT, including but not limited to, illegal or improper use of the Account Services by you or someone other than you who gains access to your User Account in either an authorized or unauthorized manner.  You shall immediately notify IRT by contacting IRT at privacy@irtliving.com if a password is lost, stolen, disclosed to a third party or has otherwise been compromised.

PROVISIONS GOVERNING YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE
License Grant and Restrictions
In consideration of your agreement to the terms and conditions in this Agreement and any additional agreements and/or terms and conditions provided on the Website, as may be amended from time to time by IRT in its sole discretion (or, with respect to the S&P Terms (as defined below), by S&P in its sole discretion) as set forth herein or therein, and subject thereto, IRT hereby grants to you a limited, revocable, single-user, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to (1) access and make personal, non-commercial use of the Website and; (2) in connection with such use, to display for your personal, non-commercial purposes, the Content appearing on the Website and to display, download, archive and print in hard copy, portions of the Site (including any Content appearing thereon) on a temporary basis and for your individual, non-commercial use only, provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain any and all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials.  Furthermore, your computer or mobile device may temporarily store copies of the Website or Content appearing thereon in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials; and you may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything else to the contrary in this Agreement, except (i) as expressly set forth in this Agreement; (ii) as expressly agreed upon in writing by IRT in a separate written instrument; or (iii) to the extent the following restrictions are prohibited by applicable Law, you or anyone acting on your behalf or under your command or control, or otherwise accessing the Website through your computers or mobile devices may not:
  1. Copy, distribute, share, perform, transmit, display or create derivative works or improvements of the Website or any Content appearing thereon or made available therefrom, except for your own User-Submitted Content (defined below), except that you may create copies of the Website for your own, archival use provided such copies retain all proprietary markings or legends associated with the Website or the Content appearing thereon or made available therefrom;
  2. Circumvent any security measures on the Website, including accessing any portions of the Website from which you are restricted or forbidden to access;
  3. Attempt to access any information (including Content) on the Website that you are not intended to access;
  4. use the Website for any unlawful purpose or in a manner inconsistent with any Law; or
  5. otherwise access or use the Website in a manner inconsistent with this Agreement.
Reservation of Rights
You understand and agree that the Website is provided to you via a license.  You do not acquire any ownership interests in the Website or any information, materials, and/or Content appearing thereon or available therefrom or any other rights therein other than those rights expressly set forth in this Agreement (and subject to the terms and conditions hereunder).  IRT expressly reserves all of its rights, title and interest in and to the Website and all such aforementioned information, materials and/or Content not otherwise expressly granted to you hereunder, including all intellectual property rights therein.  Other rights in the Website and the Content belong to third parties and are used or incorporated with permission or authorization.  Such third parties reserve all of their rights, title and interest with respect to such rights.

Investment Information, Content and Services
S&P Global Market Intelligence (“S&P”) is responsible for maintaining the portions of the Website available to Users at http://investors.irtliving.com/ (and associated subsequent webpages) (the “Investor-Related Portions”).  Your use of and access to the Investor-Related Portions are governed both by these Terms and S&P’s then-current Terms and Conditions of Use available on the bottom of the webpage at http://investors.irtliving.com via the Terms of Use link (the “S&P Terms”).  To the extent there is any conflict between the S&P Terms and these Terms, the terms and conditions in the S&P Terms shall govern and control solely to the extent of such conflict and solely with respect to your use of the Investor-Related Portions and/or any content, services, materials, and/or information available therefrom.  

Community Websites
From the Website, you may have access to the individual websites of certain of IRT’s associated residential communities (each such website a “Community Website”).  Community Websites are maintained on behalf of IRT by Yardi Systems, Inc. d/b/a RENTCafé (“RENTCafé”) and your use of and access to the Community Websites are governed both by these Terms and the then-current RENTCafé Terms of Service – United States and Canada and RENTCafé Privacy Policy, available at the bottom of each Community Website by clicking on the “Terms and Conditions” and/or “Privacy Policy” links appearing at the bottom of each Community Website (collectively, the “RENTCafé Terms”).   To the extent there is any conflict between the RENTCafé Terms and these Terms (including the respective privacy policies), the terms and conditions in the RENTCafé Terms shall govern and control solely to the extent of such conflict and solely with respect to your use of the Community Websites and/or any content, services, materials, and/or information available therefrom. You understand and agree that RENTCafé’s Privacy Policy governs RENTCafé ’s collection, use, disclosure, processing, transmission, and handling of information, including Personal Data, via or in connection with the Community Websites.

Third Party Materials
The Website may display, include or make available third-party Content (including data, information, applications (including, without limitation, RENTCafé’s RENTCafe Resident mobile applications), and other products services and/or materials, and certain User-Submitted Content (defined below)) or provide links to third-party websites or third party services, including through third-party advertising (collectively, “Third Party Materials”).  You acknowledge and agree that IRT is not responsible for Third Party Materials, including their accuracy, completeness, timeliness, validity, copyright compliance, legality, decency, quality or any other aspect thereof.  IRT does not assume and will not have any liability or responsibility to you or any other person or entity for any Third Party Materials.  Third Party Materials and links thereto are provided solely as a convenience to you and you access and use them entirely at your own risk and subject to such third parties’ terms and conditions and privacy policies, if any.  In addition, Third Party Materials that may be accessed from, displayed on or linked to or from your mobile device are not available in all languages or in all countries.  We make no representation that such Third Party Materials are appropriate or available for use in any particular location. To the extent you choose to access such Third Party Materials, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with any applicable Laws, including but not limited to applicable local laws.

Mobile Services
The Website may be available via mobile devices.  When accessing the Website through a mobile device, you agree to be responsible for all of your wireless service carrier’s standard charges, data rates and other applicable fees.  You agree that your use of the Website will comply with the usage rules established by your service provider and agree to be solely and fully liable to the extent your use of the Website does not comply with such usage rules.
Termination of User Accounts
An Account User may terminate his or her User Account at any time by contacting IRT at privacy@irtliving.com to cancel his or her User Account.  IRT may in its sole discretion, terminate any User Account and/or revoke any licenses associated therewith or granted hereunder if a user (or anyone accessing the Website (including any User Account)) breaches any of these Terms or engages in unlawful or illegal behavior, without prior notice or liability.  Furthermore, IRT may terminate any User Account and/or revoke any licenses associated therewith if an Account User (or anyone accessing the Account User’s User Account) uses his or her User Account, the Services and/or the Account Services in a manner inconsistent with this Agreement (and/or any other applicable agreement) and/or to engage in unlawful or illegal behavior or activity. 
Upon termination of a User Account by IRT, such Account User’s licenses to access the Account Services are immediately revoked.  All provisions of these Terms, which by their nature shall survive termination, shall so survive, including, but not limited to indemnity provisions, ownership provisions, and warranty disclaimers.
rights ownership and content

Rights Ownership
Unless otherwise indicated, the Site, including the design, text, Content, selection, compilation, organization and arrangement of elements, and graphics appearing thereon or available therefrom, are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including, but not limited to, intellectual property) Laws including, without limitation, those of the United States, and all rights therein are the property of IRT or such materials are included with the permission of the rights owner and are protected pursuant to applicable copyright and trademark laws.  All rights, including intellectual property rights, not expressly granted to you under these Terms (or pursuant to another applicable agreement) are expressly reserved.

Content Generally
All Content available through the Website is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated.  We are not responsible for User-Submitted Content (defined below).  You understand that by using or accessing the Website, you may encounter Content that may be deemed offensive, indecent, or objectionable.  Nevertheless, you agree to use and access the Website at your sole risk and that IRT shall not have any liability to you for Content that may be found to be offensive, indecent, or objectionable.
And further, as to the Site and Content:
  1. You understand and agree that IRT may review and delete any Content that in the sole judgment of IRT violates this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of others;
     
  2. The following is a representative (but non-exhaustive) list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited on the Site.  IRT reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending Content from the Site.  For example, prohibited Content includes Content that:
• is patently offensive to the online community, such as Content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
• harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
• involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”;
• promotes information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
• promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
• contains restricted or password-only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
• displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind;
• provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
• provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
• solicits passwords or personally identifiable information (including Personal Data) for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
• promotes commercial activities and/or sales without IRT’s prior written consent, such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes; or
• contains or comprises non-local or otherwise irrelevant Content, is repetitious to the same or similar Content already contained on the Site, or otherwise imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on IRT’s infrastructure.
  1. You must use the Site and Content in a manner consistent with any and all applicable Laws; and  
  2. You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, others to buy or sell any products or services through the Site.  Although IRT cannot monitor the conduct of its users off the Site, it is also a violation of these Terms to use any information obtained from the Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user of the Site without their prior explicit consent.

Even though all of this is strictly prohibited, there is a small chance that you might become exposed to such items and you further waive your right to any damages, losses or other costs (from any party) related to such exposure.

User-Submitted Content
Subject to this Agreement and the functionality of the Website, you may comment on Content and otherwise submit Content to us via the Website, or in other ways (such as via e-mail submission).  Content submitted, posted, transmitted or uploaded by users to IRT is called “User-Submitted Content” in this Agreement.  Any User-Submitted Content will be governed by this Agreement and our Privacy Policy unless the User-Submitted Content is provided to us via a separate, written agreement between you and IRT, which agreement expressly governs such Content. 
You are solely responsible for the Content that you or anyone accessing the Website via your mobile devices or computers submits, posts or transmits.
You hereby grant to us and our affiliates and our and their respective successors and assigns a worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, fully sublicensable and fully transferable license to copy, reproduce, modify, edit, make derivative works, distribute, publish (publicly or otherwise), display, link to, reverse engineer, data process, and otherwise use the User-Submitted Content in connection with the Website, all associated social media platforms, and for our marketing and advertising purposes in any media formats and through any media channels now known or hereinafter invented including, without limitation, print and electronic media such as brochures and online via the Website or any Community Websites. Without limiting the foregoing, you understand and agree that the foregoing license may also be exercised by third parties acting on IRT’s behalf. You also grant each user of the Website a non-exclusive license to access your User-Submitted Content through the Website and to display same on their own personal computers and mobile devices for their non-commercial use and as otherwise needed for such users to exercise any rights granted to them under these Terms.
You understand and agree that in the exercise of the above license, we (or our licensees (including our subcontractors)) may use your name, voice, or image and any quotes attributable to you, and any such photos, videos, or audio recordings of or by you that is contained in or comprises User-Submitted Content.  You grant the rights hereunder whether or not we use your name, voice, or image, or any quotes attributable to you.  We reserve the right not to use any User-Submitted Content.  To the fullest extent permitted per applicable Laws, you waive all rights related to our use, and release, discharge and hold harmless IRT, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and advisors and their respective employees, partners, officers, directors, shareholders, contractors, agents and representatives from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, liabilities, costs, fees and actions of any kind arising in connection with or out of or relating to our or such persons’ or entities’ use of your name, voice, or image, or any quotes attributable to you. 

You hereby represent and warrant that you own all right, title and interest in and to any User-Submitted Content that you or anyone else submits, posts or transmits using your mobile devices or computers, including any and all intellectual property rights therein, and that such submission, posting or transmission of User-Submitted Content will not infringe upon, misappropriate or otherwise violate or conflict with the rights, including intellectual property rights, of any other person or entity. 

You understand, agree and certify that (i) you are the sole copyright owner of User-Submitted Content transmitted, posted or submitted by you or via your computers or mobile devices; (ii) you are the only person depicted in such User-Submitted Content; (iii) you have complete authority to grant the rights stated herein; (iv) such User-Submitted Content may be cropped, edited, electronically manipulated or otherwise altered for use by us in connection with the Website or otherwise, without further consent or approval, and that whether or how such User-Submitted Content is used by us is entirely within our sole discretion; and (v) we may remove any User-Submitted Content or refrain from using any User-Submitted Content at any time and for any reason at our sole discretion.
We make no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any linked website or in connection with any Content (including User-Submitted Content) posted on, transmitted through, and available through the Website.  You understand and agree that you bear all risks associated with, the use and/or reliance upon any Content, and/or the representations made therein, and under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Website.  We make no representations and/or warranties to any of the claims made in any posting on reviews and comments, listings, postings, descriptions, messages, group discussions, guides, and message boards or otherwise of any Content, by any user. 

Restrictions on Linking
You may link to our Website only if done in a manner that is legal and such linking in no way takes advantage of or harms IRT’s reputation or the goodwill of its trademarks or service marks including, without limitation, the IRT and IRT LIVING trademarks and service marks, as determined by IRT in its sole discretion.  Moreover, you may not in any event suggest any sort of sponsorship or endorsement by, or affiliation or association with, IRT or any of the businesses, events, or other products or services identified on the Website under any circumstance, without the express permission of, respectfully, IRT or an appropriate, authorized third party.
To the extent the Website provides certain social media features that enables you to link to certain Content on the Website, send Content or links to Content on this Website, or cause limited portions of the Website or the Content appearing thereon or available therefrom to appear or be displayed on your own or third party websites, you agree that you will use these features solely and expressly as provided by IRT and solely with the Content to which these features pertain.

Other than as expressly set forth above, in no event shall you link from any website or Content that is not owned by you, and/or cause the Website or its Content to be displayed on any other site (including by framing, deep linking, and the like).  You agree that any website that you link to our Website must comply with the restrictions concerning Content set forth in these Terms and you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless IRT, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns and its and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and representatives from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, judgments, costs, fees (including reasonable attorney’s costs and fees), rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in connection with or under or resulting from or related to any such linked websites or access thereby by other users.

We reserve the right to disable any links or features at any time without notice and in our sole discretion.
termination and effect of termination
Termination and Effect of Termination
You may terminate this Agreement by ceasing and refraining from using the Website and any Content appearing thereon or available therefrom.  IRT may terminate this Agreement at any time without notice or liability.  In addition, this Agreement will terminate immediately and automatically if you violate any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.  Upon any termination of this Agreement for any reason, all rights and licenses granted to you hereunder shall be automatically revoked.
All provisions of this Agreement, which by their nature should survive termination, shall so survive, including, but not limited to indemnity provisions, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and any perpetual licenses.  Termination will not limit any of IRT’s rights or remedies at law or in equity.

INDEMNIFICATION; DISCLAIMER; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Indemnification as to Content/ Use of Site
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless IRT, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns and its and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, contractors and representatives from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, judgments, costs, fees (including reasonable attorney’s costs and fees), rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in connection with or under or resulting from or related to (i) your use of the Site or any Content appearing thereon or available therefrom; and/or (ii) in connection with your User-Submitted Content (or any User-Submitted Content posted, transmitted or submitted via your computers or mobile devices), including, but not limited to, IRT’s use, copying, display, distribution, performance or creation of derivative works of any such User-Submitted Content, and you agree to pay any and all settlements reached by IRT in connection with any such claims and/or actions. 

Disclaimer of Warranties.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED PER APPLICABLE LAW, THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES, AND ALL CONTENT APPEARING THEREON OR AVAILABLE THEREFROM IS PROVIDED TO YOU WITHOUT WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED PER APPLICABLE LAW, IRT, ON ITS OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, AND ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES, AND ALL CONTENT APPEARING THEREON OR AVAILABLE THEREFROM, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE.
WITHOUT LIMITATION TO THE FOREGOING, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED PER APPLICABLE LAW, IRT PROVIDES NO WARRANTY OR UNDERTAKING, AND MAKES NO AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, THAT THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES, AND/OR ANY CONTENT APPEARING THEREON OR AVAILABLE THEREFROM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULTS, BE COMPATIBLE OR WORK WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE, APPLICATIONS, SYSTEMS OR SERVICES, OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, MEET ANY PERFORMANCE OR RELIABILITY STANDARDS OR BE ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY ERRORS OR DEFECTS CAN OR WILL BE CORRECTED, AND/OR THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE FREE FROM HARMFUL CODE OR SECURE FROM UNAUTHORIZED HACKING OR THE INTRODUCTION OF HARMFUL CONTENT BY THIRD PARTIES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF OR LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATIONS ON THE APPLICABLE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF A CONSUMER, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Exclusion of Liability.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL IRT, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, OR ANY OF ITS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CONTRACTORS, EXECUTIVES AND/OR MEMBERS, HAVE ANY LIABILITY ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO (1) YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE AND/OR THE SERVICES, (2) ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE FOREGOING; (3) THE CONTENT APPEARING ON OR AVAILABLE FROM ANY OF THE FOREGOING; AND/OR (4) YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION APPEARING ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, HOWEVER, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED PER APPLICABLE LAW, THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE OR IRT WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SO SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Without limiting the foregoing, IRT has the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing IRT to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials or Content on or through the Website. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS IRT AND ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS OR THEIR INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY ANY SUCH ENTITY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

This Agreement gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from country to country. As noted above, some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, or certain kinds of limitations or exclusions of liability, so the limitations and exclusions set out in this Agreement may not apply to you. Other jurisdictions allow limitations and exclusions subject to certain conditions. In such a case the limitations and exclusions set out in this Agreement shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by the Laws of such applicable jurisdictions.

Limitation of Time to File Claim
ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE WEBSITE, SERVICES OR CONTENT APPEARING THEREON OR AVAILABLE THEREFROM MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

Hyperlink Disclaimer
The Site may contain links and/or advertisements to other websites that may not be maintained by or related to IRT.  An advertisement of, or link to, a non-IRT website does not mean that IRT approves, endorses or accepts any responsibility for that website, its content or use, or the use of products and services made available through such website.
IRT is not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services provided through these links or made available through these resources or appearing in such websites, nor for any damages or losses, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of your use or reliance on such websites.

Such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, completeness or conformance with applicable Laws by IRT.  IRT does not make any representations whatsoever, or give any warranties of any kind, expressed, implied, or otherwise about other websites which you may access through this Site, the Content thereof, or the products and/or services made available through such websites.  If you decide to access these other websites, you do so at your own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of such websites will apply to you while you are on such websites.

Information on Website
The information presented on the Website is made solely for general informational purposes and to the fullest extent permitted per applicable law, IRT makes no, and expressly disclaims, all representations and warranties concerning same including, without limitation, any representation or warranty of accuracy, completeness, or usefulness.  Your reliance on this information is at your own risk.  You understand that IRT may update Content or other information on this Website or change the Website’s functionality from time to time, but is under no obligation to do so.  Accordingly, information and Content may not be necessarily complete or up-to-date, and certain functionality may not be available, and IRT is under no obligation to keep such information or Content complete or up-to-date.

Copyright AND TRADEMARK Policy
Certain materials, Content, and information on the Site, including, without limitation, IRT’s trademarks, service marks and logos, design, text, applets, graphics, photographs, and the selection and arrangement thereof, are protected by intellectual property rights that are owned or licensed by IRT, or otherwise used by IRT with permission.  IRT’s trademarks, service marks and logos are protected by federal and state law in the United States, and may not be copied, used, reproduced, redistributed or imitated without the permission of IRT.  IRT’s trademarks and service marks include (but are not limited to) the following:  IRT, IRT and Design, IRT LIVING, INDEPENDENCE REALTY TRUST, and INDEPENDENCE REALTY TRUST and Design.  Other names and brands used on the Site are properties of their respective owners.  These trademarks may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the rights holder.  In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are service marks, trademarks, copyrighted works and/or trade dress of IRT or third parties, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the respective rightsholder.

If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the below Copyright Agent with the following information:
• A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
• Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
• Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit IRT to locate the material;
• Information reasonably sufficient to permit IRT to contact the complaining party;
• A notarized statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
• A notarized statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Please send any such requests to the below Copyright Agent as follows:

IRT Living
Attention: General Counsel
Two Liberty Place
Suite 3575
50 S. 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
copyright@irtliving.com

DATA PROTECTION CONSENT.
Generally
By agreeing to this Agreement, you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy available at:  http://www.irtliving.com/page.aspx/contentId/11/Privacy-Policy/.  Before using the Site, please read through this Privacy Policy carefully. All Personal Data provided to IRT as a result of your use of this Site or the Services will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Policy.  IRT reserves the right to monitor your communications with IRT whether by mail, voice, fax, e-mail or any other form of transmission for the purposes of quality control, security and other business needs.
For Parents concerning Privacy
 
The Site is generally not meant for individuals under the age of 13.  Nevertheless, IRT believes that parents should supervise their children’s online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that may help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools may also prevent children from disclosing online their names, addresses, and other personal information or Personal Data without parental permission. If IRT learns that it has inadvertently collected or received Personal Data or personal information from a child, IRT will not use such information or data for commercial or trade purposes without the prior written consent of a parent or legal guardian of the child.

YOUR ADDITIONAL OBLIGATIONS.
In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to use the Site, the Services and Content appearing thereon or available therefrom in a manner consistent with any and all applicable Laws and these Terms.  You agree not to upload or transmit through the Site any computer viruses, Trojan horses, worms or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer and/or computer network. Any unauthorized modification, tampering or change of any information, or any interference with the availability of or access to this Site is strictly prohibited.  IRT reserves all rights and remedies available to it.

Your obligations under this Agreement are of a special and unique character for which IRT cannot be reasonably or adequately compensated in damages in the event you breach your obligations hereunder.  Therefore, IRT shall, in addition to all other remedies which may be available, be entitled to injunctive and other equitable relief in the event of the breach or threatened breach of your obligations under this Agreement.
ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR CERTAIN FEATURES
Additional terms and conditions may also apply to specific portions or features of the Website, and are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms.

GENERAL PROVISIONS
Modification and Discontinuance
IRT reserves the right to modify, edit, delete, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently the Site (or any portion thereof) and/or the information, materials, Content, products and/or services available therefrom with or without notice. You agree that IRT shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, editing, deletion, suspension or discontinuance of the Site, the Services, and/or any Content.

Entire Understanding
This Agreement (together with the Privacy Policy, which is expressly incorporated herein) contains the entire understanding between you and IRT with respect to use of the Site and the Content available therefrom or contained thereon, and no representation, statement, inducement oral or written, not contained herein shall bind any party to this agreement.  

Severability and Non-Waiver
IRT’s failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision, and a waiver by IRT of any right under this Agreement on any occasion will not in any way constitute a waiver of such right or any other right on any other occasion. In the event any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid, such invalidity will not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Agreement, and the parties will substitute for the invalid provision a provision which most closely approximates the intent and economic effect of the invalid provision. This Agreement will apply in lieu of and notwithstanding any specific legend or statement associated with any particular document or information exchanged.

Law & Jurisdiction
These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule that would require or permit the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of New York.  Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby shall be instituted in the federal courts of the United States of America or the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in each case located in the City of Philadelphia and County of Philadelphia, and you hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action, or proceeding.  You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive any objection to venue of any suit, action, or proceeding in such courts and irrevocably waive and agree not to plead or claim in any such court that any such suit, action, or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.
Notice / Contacting Us
If you have any questions regarding these Terms or any other matter, you may contact IRT at:
 
IRT Living
Attention: General Counsel
Two Liberty Place
Suite 3575
50 S. 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
privacy@irtliving.com