SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
LightnerGroup.com is controlled and operated by Lightner Property Group from its offices in San Francisco, California at 612 Howard Street, Suite 390, San Francisco, CA 94105. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, as they are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within the state of California.
Lightner Property Group is a subchapter S corporation, fully licensed to do business in the State of California. Lightner Property Group holds a current and valid real estate license. The corporation also holds a current and valid business license from the City and County of San Francisco.
Lightner Property Group and LightnerGroup.com are protected by copyright law. Our Terms and Conditions shall govern the use of this web site and all material and content generated and published by Lightner Property Group and distributed through its web site LightnerGroup.com. Lightner Property Group is the sole owner of LightnerGroup.com and all content, information, text, digital images, design or graphics displayed therein, except those that are licensed for its use. In addition, the design of our site including the color and layout, and all other graphical elements are also deemed to be copyrighted. No content (editorial or property listing information) or graphics on this site may be copied without the express written permission of Lightner Property Group, which reserves all rights.
Reuse of any LightnerGroup.com content, information, text, digital images, design or graphics is strictly prohibited without our prior written permission. Use of LightnerGroup.com content, information, text, digital images, design or graphics on any other web site or in any other format, modified or otherwise, or use of content, information, text, digital images, design or graphics for any purpose other than personal, noncommercial use, violates the copyrights, trademarks or service marks of the owners of Lightner Property Group and is prohibited unless our prior written permission is granted.
Any requests for permission should be directed to Copyright@lightnergroup.com. Please include “Copyright” in the subject line of your e-mail. Lightner Property Group and LightnerGroup.com may seek legal remedy as is appropriate under the law for the unauthorized use or disclosure of any content, information, text, digital images, design or graphics provided here.
Your use of LightnerGroup.com and any or all of its available tools, e-mail lists, promotional ideas or content, implies that you have read all of the Terms and Conditions and agree to them. Any and all rights not expressly granted in these Terms and Conditions are reserved by Lightner Property Group and LightnerGroup.com. Lightner Property Group is the owner of all intellectual property rights and copyrights on this site including all information, text and digital images and tools such as FixIt@LightnerGroup.com.
RENTAL HOUSING AND RENTAL HOUSING ADVERTISING
All real estate advertised on our web site for rent, lease or sale is subject to all applicable local, state and Federal laws. The Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status, or national origin or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.”
We will not knowingly accept any advertising that is in violation of the law. Whenever Lightner Property Group becomes aware of any advertising violation of the law or illegal practice of any owner, agent or manager, the advertising, links and their property information will be removed from all aspects of our distribution stream.
LightnerGroup.com and Apartments@lightnergroup.com may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals seeking rental housing or seeking to advertise rental housing in full compliance with the law. LightnerGroup.com is intended for individuals seeking to secure rental housing or to advertise rental housing in full compliance with the law. Use of our site is for approved and authorized commercial use only – all other use is strictly prohibited. No one may reproduce, distribute, display, publish, republish, copy or sell any content contained on LightnerGroup.com in part or in whole for commercial or personal gain. The content of this site may not be reposted, repackaged, reorganized or sold on any other site or print medium. Commercial use of our listing information by FEE AGENCIES, REAL ESTATE FIRMS, RELOCATION COMPANIES or ANY OTHER RENTAL SERVICE OR COMPANY PROVIDING SIMILAR SERVICES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Lightner Property Group may seek legal remedy as is appropriate under the law for the unauthorized use or disclosure of listing information.
Due to the nature of the rental market, some listings may no longer be available or information on current listings may have changed at the time you receive the information. LightnerGroup.com is only publishing listings that it believes to be vacant or available to rent at the time they are published but circumstances may have changed in the time between the submission of the information to the time of the information distribution.
Lightner Property Group and LightnerGroup.com shall not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, typographical errors or out-of-date information published on this site or contained in any of the e-mail responses or lists from any e-mail generated by LightnerGroup.com. Lightner Property Group and LightnerGroup.com will take no responsibility whatsoever for the practices of rental applicants, agents, managers or owners; or the accuracy of information regarding properties advertised by third party agents or owners not controlled by it and/or the leasing policies and practices of third party owners unrelated to Lightner Property Group.
DISCLAIMERS REGARDING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
The content and functionality on the site are provided with the understanding that Lightner Property Group and LightnerGroup.com are not herein engaged in rendering professional advice and services to you, or any web or Internet visitor through the web site, our store or their content or tools. Guests and visitors are reminded that all information provided on our web site(s) is general in nature. Those with specific issues, questions, and problems are encouraged to obtain appropriate professional advice from reputable professionals. Any purchase made through our store is subject to the terms and conditions of the purchase as set forth on the store.
No attorney client relationship is established by your use of this site or any linked site. All information, content and functionality on the site is provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, implied warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Lightner Property Group and its third party content providers make no warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, or adequacy of the site content. Lightner Property Group shall have no liability or responsibility for any information published on linked web sites, contained in any user submissions published on the site, or content provided by third parties. Neither Lightner Property Group nor its third party content providers shall be liable for any damage or loss, whether indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive or for lost revenues, profits, or income whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages or losses and regardless of the theory of liability.
THIRD PARTY WEB SITES
Lightner Property Group is committed to your privacy. We do not personally collect any information from you, except through the e-mails and forms which you submit directly to us. However our web service provider, www.SquareSpace.com, and www.Google.com each collect data regarding visitors to the site. This information is aggregated to provide Lightner Property Group information regarding popular pages, referring trends, operating system and browser usage, as well as other general and generic information about site visitors and their visit to www.LightnerGroup.com.
The collected information is general in nature and is maintained by them. It is typical of the information collected by Google on many, if not most sites on the Internet today. We do not control or maintain this information. If you have an interest in, or questions about the collection policies of Google or SquareSpace, you should visit www.Google.com or www.SquareSpace.com and learn about their collection and privacy policies.
We do not and will not sell, share, give, transfer, exchange, barter or loan any of the information which you submit directly to us unless the request and our response are part of an authorized law enforcement investigation. If you elect to provide information, we will maintain the information in order to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication.
YOUR COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
By entering into this agreement, you agree that the use of this web site is at your sole option and discretion. You, and not Lightner Property Group or LightnerGroup.com, will assume the responsibility of the entire cost of any necessary repairs or service to your computer system, whether or not you believe that the necessary repairs or service stem from the use of LightnerGroup.com or any linked sites. Also agreed is that Lightner Property Group, LightnerGroup.com, and the employees involved in the development and distribution of this web site are not liable or responsible to any person whatsoever, for any reason, for any damage, loss, injury claim, liability or other cause resulting from the use of this web site, its content, or a third party link. Lightner Property Group, LightnerGroup.com and employees involved shall also not be held responsible or liable for any claim or damage resulting from the failure of web site's performance, error (human or computer), service interruption, computer virus, unauthorized access to personal information, and opinions appearing on this web site. You agree that Lightner Property Group and LightnerGroup.com are not responsible for any defamatory, offensive, or illegal activities of other subscribers to this web site. Lightner Property Group and LightnerGroup.com liability is limited to the full extent permitted by law.
With your use of this site, you agree to indemnify, protect, defend and hold Lightner Property Group, its officers, directors, employees, agents and LightnerGroup.com harmless, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation by you of these Terms and Conditions.
JURISDICTION AND GOVERNING LAW
Any action by Lightner Property Group, by you or by any third party brought to enforce these terms and conditions with any matters related to this web site shall be brought only in either the State or Federal Courts located in San Francisco, California, and you consent to the jurisdiction of these courts. If any provision of these terms and conditions be found unlawful by a court of competent jurisdiction, then that provision shall be deemed stricken from these terms and conditions and such striking shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining terms and conditions of the agreement. These terms and conditions represent the entire agreement between Lightner Property Group, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and you, and supersede any prior agreements or understandings.
Please make note of the following important information regarding e-mails generated by Lightner Property Group, Inc. (LightnerGroup.com or LightnerPropertyGroup.com).
Confidential or Privileged Communications
Our e-mails are intended for the named recipient(s) and for no other person(s). E-mails are confidential and may also be privileged and therefore protected by law. If you receive an e-mail in error, you are notified that the communication is confidential and/or privileged and therefor its use and dissemination is restricted. Any dissemination, disclosure, forwarding, copying or the taking of any action, inaction or position based upon the information contained in it, is strictly prohibited and under certain circumstances unlawful. If you have received an e-mail message from us in error, please destroy the message and notify a staff member that you have received a message by mistake. You may contact us at 415-267-2900 or toll-free at 1-800-956-4005, Monday through Friday during normal business hours, Pacific Standard Time. We thank you for your cooperation and attention to this time sensitive issue.
Broadcast and Automated E-mail Responses
Broadcast or automated e-mail communications are only intended to provide general information about the subject matter covered and are provided with the explicit understanding that Lightner Property Group and the sender are NOT rendering professional advice. E-mail recipients are cautioned to consult with appropriate counsel and/or other professional advisors on all matters pertaining to legal, tax, financial, investment or accounting obligations and requirements. Unless otherwise noted, the views expressed in automated or broadcast messages and/or attachments are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Lightner Property Group, Inc., its affiliates or clients.
Broadcast or automated email communications are generally intended only to provide general informal information about the subject matter covered and are always provided with the explicit understanding that the sender and Lightner Property Group are NOT rendering legal, real estate, financial, investment, accounting, or tax advice. E-mail recipients of automated or broadcast emails should consult with their appropriate counsel or other advisors on all matters pertaining to legal, real estate, financial, investment, accounting, or tax obligations and requirements.
While the principals of the firm are attorneys, no attorney client relationship is created by the mere receipt of an e-mail from Lightner Property Group, or from its staff members. A professional attorney-client relationship may be created only upon the mutual signing of a binding legal services contract or agreement.
WARNING - Incoming e-mails are not automatically screened for response deadlines. Please send to us by fax, messenger or regular mail, any message or document containing deadlines.
Message recipients are warned that the integrity and security of an e-mail message cannot be guaranteed when transmitted through the Internet unless special arrangement are made in advance, or the e-mail indicates it is secure.
Nothing in any e-mail message sent by Lightner Property Group, Inc. is intended to constitute an Electronic signature for purposes of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) or the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (“E-Sign”) unless a specific statement to the contrary is included in the message. Our electronic signatures are controlled by the thrid party vendor www.Docusign.com.
Real Estate Information
E-mails containing market or other real estate related information are from sources we deem to be reliable; however, the information often has not been independently verified. We remind interested parties that information always should be independent verified before entering into any real estate transaction, such as a lease, rental agreement, option, purchase or sale.
Deadline Warning Notice
Incoming emails cannot be automatically screened for response deadlines. Please send to us by fax, messenger or regular mail, any message containing deadlines or call and speak directly to a staff member to alert them to any proposed deadline. Message recipients are warned that the integrity and security or delivery of any message cannot be guaranteed when transmitted through the internet.
Our available rentals are offered in full compliance with our national, state and local Fair Housing laws. Lightner Property Group, its affiliates and clients are pledged to the letter and spirit of the Fair Housing laws of the federal, state and local governments. If you believe you have suffered any sort of discrimination at any of our properties, we encourage you to contact us at FairHousing@LightnerGroup.com (with “Fair Housing” in the subject line) so that we may resolve whatever problem you have encountered.
Lightner Property Group uses Microsoft Office XP or 2010 for its word processing, spreadsheet and presentation work. Under some circumstances, prior versions of Office may be unable to properly open and read the 2007 file format. If you have problems reading a Word, Excel or Powerpoint file created by Lightner Property Group and are not running Office 2007, we recommend you install the available Microsoft software patch that will update your Office programs.
The Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel and Powerpoint may be downloaded from www.Microsoft.com.
Adobe Acrobat reader may be downloaded from: http://www.adobe.com
If you have any questions regarding an e-mail received from our office, please contact the Director at 415-267-2900 x. 112 or directly at 415-267-0262.
Inbox Privacy Act
Lightner Property Group’s promotional e-mails are in compliance with the Inbox Privacy Act S759 submitted to the 106th Congress March 25, 1999.