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Website Terms of Use

Thank you for using the ZAP Network at zeroagentproperty.com (hereinafter referred to as "ZAP"). This section contains the Terms of Use of this website. By accessing and using this website and any of its pages, or communicating with members, you are agreeing to these Terms and to be bound by them whether or not you register as a member. We recommend that you carefully read these terms before you use the ZAP site.

1. ZAP - Definition

  1. ZAP is an online advertising medium that advertises properties for sale or rent where potential buyers can browse listings and then individually contact landlords to engage in real estate transaction related activities.
  2. ZAP is not a real estate agency and is not involved in the actual transaction between sellers and buyers, landlords and renters. ZAP is merely a passive conduit for the on-line distribution and publication of information about properties advertised for sale or rent. As a result, we have no control over and make no warranties in relation to the suitability, quality, safety or legality of any properties advertised for sale on the ZAP site, the accuracy or truth of any advertising listings on ZAP or the ability of sellers and buyers to actually enforce or complete a transaction.

2. General Terms of use

By using ZAP you agree to comply with the following rules:

  1. You must not use offensive language or profanities on the site or when contacting any of our members, either via the site or using contact information or addresses obtained from the site.
  2. You must not post, send or write content that is patently offensive; harasses other persons; involve 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.
  3. You must ensure that material you upload through use of the Service is not unlawful or uploaded for an improper purpose, including information that is defamatory, misleading or deceptive, in breach of copyright or would otherwise expose ZAP to any liability, legal proceedings or other sanction.
  4. You must comply with all applicable laws, including without limitation, fair trading, consumer
    protection and antitrust or competition legislation; and any other applicable advertising standards and regulations.
  5. You must not use the site in any way in the capacity of, or acting as, a real estate agent, specifically seeking to obtain an agency commission or fee of any kind through use of the site, or contacting any of our members, via the site or using contact information or addresses obtained from the site. If you are a real estate agent acting in said professional capacity, you waive all rights in respect of your use of the website, and if you have illegally posted a property ZAP will remove it without a refund or compensation of any kind.
  6. Use of ZAP must not be commercial in nature. The Website is for the personal use of individual Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavours. The Website is explicitly not for the use of real estate agents acting in their professional capacity, e.g. seeking to charge fees to or request fees from other users. Real estate agents or persons acting in any commercial capacity, are prohibited from contacting members for any purpose other than in their personal, non-agent capacity regarding their own personal real estate needs.
  7. You may download and print individual advertising listings, documentation among others as specified from the ZAP site for your own private, non-commercial use. Apart from this, you must not use, reproduce, communicate, publish, or distribute any of the content on the ZAP site. In particular, you must not reproduce or use any of the advertising listings on ZAP for commercial purposes or for commercial gain.
  8. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become Members and should not use the Service or the Website for any purpose. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Website, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website will be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
  9. You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other Members to buy or sell any products or services through ZAP. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members. In order to protect our Members from such advertising or solicitation, ZAP reserves the right to restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which ZAP deems appropriate in its sole discretion.
  10. ZAP 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 communication from the Service and terminating the membership of such violators.
  11. You must not data mine or conduct automated searches on the ZAP site or the content on the ZAP site, whether through the use of additional software or otherwise.
  12. incorporate any of the content on ZAP with any other material, including advertising or promotional material;
  13. create internet address links from ZAP to any other website on the Internet, or frame or mirror the ZAP site without our prior written consent;
  14. use ZAP or any facilities available on ZAP for any activities (including placing an ad), or transmit to or via ZAP any information or material which:
    1. breaches any laws or regulations;
    2. breaches the Terms;
    3. infringes a third party's rights (including intellectual property rights and rights of privacy) or misuses another person’s confidential information;
    4. is inappropriate, offensive, obscene, threatening, indecent, menacing, inflammatory, pornographic, defamatory, discriminatory, harasses any person or otherwise inhibits others from using or enjoying any of our sites (including discussion forums);
    5. is false or misleading;
    6. is an unsolicited commercial electronic message;
    7. impersonates another person (for example, by pretending to be someone else when you register as a member) or uses another user’s account without permission; or

3. Placing an advertisement

- If you place an advertisement ("ad") on ZAP you must also comply with the following rules:

  1. Postings must be solely related to advertising the availability of individual real property (as in real estate) by users seeking to sell or lease their own property. Use by real estate agents acting in a professional capacity as real estate agents is expressly prohibited, including and especially with intent to or subsequently attempting to obtain an agency commission or fee of any kind through doing so.
  2. You must only advertise properties that are currently available for purchase or lease within the area(s) or countries
  3. The property must be described accurately and honestly in the ad. Misrepresentation can include:
    1. listing ads in inappropriate categories
    2. entering keywords in the title or description that do not appropriately describe the item
    3. identifying an inaccurate location of the item.
  4. Each advertisement posted on ZAP must only pertain to a single property and the submitted information the advertisement should only pertain to that single, particular property;
  5. Ads must not infringe third party intellectual property rights.  Any alleged infringements of the intellectual property rights of a third party will result in the removal of the ad.
  6. You must not use offensive language or profanities.
  7. If ZAP places an ad on the ZAP site on your behalf it has been done so on your specification and it is your responsibility to check the ad for accuracy in the description and all other details.
  8. To the extent that you are legally able to, upon placing an ad you hereby assign all copyright in your ad to us.
  9. You grant ZAP and our related bodies corporate a royalty free licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt and sub-license any content you provide to us.
  10. It is your responsibility remove your property from the site once it is no longer available. ZAP cannot offer refunds to users for longer than intended use.

4. Registration, Accounts and Passwords

  1. Should you choose to register or subscribe for any Services or related features, you agree to provide accurate and current information about yourself and your property as required by the relevant registration or subscription process, and to promptly update such information as necessary to ensure that it is kept accurate and complete.
  2. You agree to be responsible for:
    1. maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords or other account identifiers which you choose or are assigned as a result of any registration or subscription on the Website, and
    2. all activities that occur under such password or account including paying any charges incurred as a result of that use. Further, you agree to notify ZAP of any unauthorized use of your password or account. ZAP shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection with, your failure to comply with this section.

5. Your Obligations and acknowledgements:

  1. Eligibility - You must be eighteen or over to register as a member of ZAP or use the Website. Membership in the Service is void where prohibited. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
  2. Use of Information and Materials - By using this internet web site you acknowledge that you are responsible for assessing the relevance and accuracy of any information or material available from this internet web site.
  3. Monitoring - You acknowledge that ZAP has no obligation to monitor a ZAP website or any content accessible through an ZAP site or any of the services. However, you agree that ZAP has the right to monitor the ZAP site electronically from time to time and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental request, to operate a ZAP site or any of the services properly, or to protect itself or its users in accordance with the Privacy Policy.
  4. Independent Contractors: ZAP and you are independent contractors and no agency, partnership, joint venture or employment relationship is intended or created by the Terms.

6. No Warranties

  1. Whilst we take all reasonable care in preparing the information materials contained in this website, such information and materials are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. In particular, no warranty regarding non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a purpose or freedom from computer viruses is given in connection with such information and materials.
  2. We do not warrant or represent that the properties advertised in the property postings on the ZAP site, in emails from ZAP, or in any of our print publications will be suitable for any particular purpose, or that an advertiser is the registered owner of the property, or has the right to act on the owner’s behalf. You must investigate for yourself the ownership, suitability, quality and condition of any property advertised on ZAP. It is your responsibility to verify any information on ZAP or provided to you by other users before relying on it.
  3. We accept commercial advertisments in good faith on the basis of warranties provided by each advertiser. We do not warrant or represent that the products or services advertised in ads on the ZAP site, in emails from ZAP, or in any of our print publications will be suitable for any particular purpose, or that an advertiser has any particular qualifications or is legally entitled to carry on a particular business. You must investigate for yourself the suitability, quality and condition of any property advertised on ZAP. It is your responsibility to verify any information on ZAP or provided to you by other users before relying on it.
  4. We provide our services with reasonable care and skill and endeavour to ensure availability of our services and access to ZAP. However, availability of our services and access to ZAP may be interfered with by numerous factors, including those outside our control (such as malfunction in equipment or software, Internet access difficulties, or delay or failure of transmission). Accordingly, we do not warrant or represent that our services and/or your access to ZAP will be continuous, uninterrupted, timely, fault free, virus free or secure.
  5. The information contained in these pages is not intended to provide professional advice. Persons accessing these pages should obtain appropriate professional advice when necessary.
  6. We make no representations or warranties whatsoever about any third party site. We do not endorse, and accept no responsibility for, the content or use of any third party site. If you link to any third party site, you leave the ZAP site and do so entirely at your own risk.

7. Limitations of Liabilities

  1. ZAP Ltd disclaims all responsibility and liability for any direct or indirect loss, damage, cost or expense however arising from using the information provided on ZAP.
    1. ZAP is not liable for any loss to the extent it is connected with any dispute between you and one or more other users of ZAP, including in relation to transactions entered into with other users.
    2. ZAP is not liable for any loss to the extent that it is caused by you (for example, through your negligence or breach of contract);
    3. ZAP is not liable for any loss to the extent that it results from your failure to take reasonable steps to avoid or minimise your loss; and
    4. we are not liable for any loss caused by us failing to comply with our obligations to you where that loss is caused by events outside our reasonable control (such as a malfunction in equipment or software, Internet access difficulties or delay or failure of transmission).
    5.  we are not liable for any loss caused by the alteration, withdrawal or restoration of any material in accordance with our terms and policies.
    6. You release us and our related bodies corporate from all claims, demands, damages, costs, penalties and liabilities whatsoever arising out of or in connection with a dispute between you and any other user of the No Agent site.
    7. In no event will ZAP or its affiliates or any site linked to this website be liable in any manner whatsoever for any event or loss arising out of or in any way related to the website arising out of or in any way related to the website or any site linked to the website, your access thereto or your inability to use the website.
    8. The limitations of liabilities apply whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if ZAP or any third party have been advised of the possibility of such damage.
    9. ZAP is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or Member of the Service.
    10. ZAP assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user or Member communications.
    11. ZAP is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction that may occur.

8. Indemnification:

  1. Upon a request by ZAP, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless ZAP and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, licensors, co-branders or other partners and employees from and against all liabilities, claims and expenses, including legal fees and disbursements on a substantial indemnity basis, made by any third party due to or arising out of your conduct including content you submit, post to or transmit through the Website, your use of the Website, your violation of the terms and conditions or your violation of any rights of another.

9. Content:

  1. Please note that ZAP reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in its sole discretion, are unacceptable, undesirable, or in violation of these Terms and Conditions. You are solely responsible for the Content that you (and by extension your account) publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Service, or transmit to other Members.
  2. By posting Content to any public area of ZAP you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to ZAP an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.
  3. ZAP reserves the right to alter the content of the website in any way, at any time for any reason, without prior notification, and will not be liable in any way for possible consequences of such changes. ZAP is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Website or in connection with the Service, whether caused by users of the Website, Members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service.
  4. The ZAP site may contain links to other websites which are not maintained or controlled by us or our related companies ("third party site"). Third party sites are not part of the ZAP site. These links are provided by us solely for your convenience.

10. Termination, suspension and limitation of your access

  1. ZAP reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of the Website, with or without notice and with or without cause, but including if you are in breach of any of the ZAP Terms and Conditions contained herein.
  2. Termination of your access to ZAP means the revocation of the limited and temporary license and permission to use the software and other resources of the Website granted to you under the terms and conditions by ZAP. The provisions of the terms and conditions survive the termination of your access to the Website. You are prohibited from terminating your rights and obligations under the terms and conditions.
    1. If you are in material breach of ZAP's terms and conditions and we have barred, terminated, suspended, or limited your access, you must not circumvent this action by any means, including but not limited to creating a new account, and/or placing a further ad under another account name or pseudonym. If we identify that this has taken place the ad will be immediately removed without further notice to you and you will forfeit all fees paid.
    2. The provisions of the terms and conditions survive the termination of your access to ZAP site. You are prohibited from terminating your rights and obligations under the terms and conditions.
    1. 11. Our other rights to terminate, suspend or limit your access

      We may suspend, terminate or limit your access to ZAP if:

      1. we reasonably believe that there is a real risk of loss or damage to us or another if we do not suspend, terminate or limit your access to ZAP (including credit risk resulting from you not paying any fees owed to us on time);
      2. the law requires us to do so;
      3. we believe on reasonable grounds that providing access to ZAP to you is illegal or may become illegal;
      4. there is an emergency;
      5. we have received a serious complaint or multiple complaints regarding your activity and/or membership.
      6. if we have grounds to believe you are a registered property agent or acting on behalf of a registered agent and / or charging users commission for transactions.

      12. Proprietary Rights in Content on ZAP

      ZAP owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website and the Service. The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of ZAP, and its licensors?]. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.

      13. Member Disputes

      You are solely responsible for your interactions with other ZAP Members.

      14. Privacy Policy  

      We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and have explained in detail the steps we take to do so in the Privacy Policy, a copy of which you should review by clicking here. You in turn agree and consent to the terms of the Privacy Policy by your use of the Website.

      15. Term

      1. This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Website and/or are a Member. You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason. ZAP may terminate your membership for any reason, effective upon sending notice to you at the email address you provide in your application for membership, or such other email address as you may later provide to ZAP.
      2. The terms and conditions may be modified by ZAP from time to time in its sole discretion so please return to the terms and conditions from time to time to review them. Your use of the Website means that you accept any and all changes. If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions you may not use this Website.

      16. Legal effect of Terms and Conditions

      1. If any of the Terms are invalid, unenforceable or illegal, that term will be struck out and the remaining terms will remain in force.
      2. If we do not act in relation to a particular breach by you of the Terms, this will not be treated as a waiver by us of our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. If you do not act in relation to a particular breach by us of the Terms, this will not be treated as a waiver by you of your right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.
      3. No offer where illegality arises - Nothing on the ZAP site constitutes an offer to provide goods or services in any jurisdiction if to do so would contravene the laws of that jurisdiction.

      17. Choice of Law and Forum

      This Agreement shall be governed solely by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, excluding its conflict of law rules. You expressly and irrevocably consent and agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Website. You hereby waive any right to commence or participate in any class action against ZAP or its affiliates or any third party relating to the website, these terms and conditions or any related matter.