Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Terms of Use

Usage Terms and Conditions for REItips.com

Updated: January 1, 2008

Following are the Terms of Use for REItips.com (the ‘Site’). REItips.com is a d.b.a. name for the corporate entity PCF 21, Inc. (‘PCF 21′).  Any person or entity who views or interacts with the Site (‘User’) should read and understand these Terms of Use. Please note that your use of our Site constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by these terms (the ‘Agreement’).

1. Purpose.

REItips.com is an online weblog (or “blog”) and e-commerce website designed for entertainment and informational purposes only.   The pictures, images, information, claims and statements (expressed, implied and/or guaranteed) on this site are for general informational and entertainment purposes only and not to be used as the basis for any final business decisions.

2. Eligibility.

Use of this Site represents and warrants that you are at least 18 years old and that all information that you submit to REItips.com is truthful and accurate. This includes, but is not limited to any registration information, blog comments, profile content, forum posts and item submissions. You further represent and warrant that your use of the Site will not violate any applicable law or regulation.

3. General Terms of Use.

PCF and its vendors/affiliates reserves the right in its sole discretion to edit or delete any information or content appearing on the Site and to remove any goods and services for sale. We may also from time to time change the terms that govern your use of our Site. We may also change our website in general, adding, editing or deleting whatever we please. PCF 21 and its vendors/affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, block/ban users and/or cancel orders at its sole discretion, including, with or without cause and without limitation. Access and/or membership to this web site and its opportunity is optional and may be terminated at any time for any reason without notice by PCF 21. Your use of our Site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the terms as changed.

4. Copyright / Intellectual Property Information.

Excluding the names of websites that are linked to from the Site, unless noted or credited otherwise, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, products and written and other materials that appear as part of this Site (collectively, the “Contents”) are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual properties owned, controlled or licensed either by PCF 21, Inc. or by one of its partners, drop shippers, affiliates, or by a company represented by any of these entities (“Affiliates”). Any/all original work(s) found here, and the Site as a whole are protected by and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.  The full license may be read here.  A brief summary of this license is that you are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work found on this site under the following conditions:

  • Attribution: You must attribute the work in the manner specified by PCF 21, Inc. (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • No Derivative Works: You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
  • For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a direct link to the web page of the original content.
  • Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
  • Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author’s moral rights.

You may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Contents, the Site, or any related software for profit, without express permission from PCF 21, Inc. The original content, organization, gathering, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the Site are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights, and, the copying, redistribution, use or publication by a User of any such content or any part of the Site is prohibited.

5. Trademark Information

PCF 21, Inc., REItips.com the REItips.com logo and branding, are trademarks or registered trademarks of PCF 21, Inc. REItips.com. is a commerce trademark of PCF 21. All other trademarks are property of their respective company and may NOT be used and/or reproduced in any manner without the expressed WRITTEN permission of PCF 21, and/or their respective company. All Rights Reserved.

6. Comments, Suggestions and other User Submissions

All comments, feedback, postcards, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to PCF 21, Inc. on or by this Site or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with your use of this Site (collectively, “Comments”) shall be and remain the property of PCF 21, Inc. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to PCF 21, Inc. of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual properties in the Comments. Thus, PCF 21, Inc. will own exclusively all such rights, titles and interests and shall not be limited in any way in its use, commercial or otherwise, of any Comments. PCF 21, Inc. is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay to user any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any user Comments. You agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s). You further agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make. You agree that PCF 21, Inc. may use and/or disclose information about your demographics and use of the Site in any manner that does not reveal your identity nor share your name, email or other contact information. By participating in Site sweepstakes, contests, promotions, and/or requesting promotional information or product updates, you agree that PCF 21, Inc. may use your information for it’s own marketing and promotional purposes.

7. Cookies

This web site makes use of temporary information storage files called “cookies”. These cookie files are used to maintain your “logged in” status while you visit our web site, provide or deny access to certain public and/or private areas of the Site, and to record any new member referral information to accurately give credit to the sponsoring member and/or affiliate who referred new users or new product sales.  This is a standard procedure with websites of this nature, and at NO time do we EVER collect personal information from a user’s personal computer. After a certain period of inactivity, your session ends and the cookie is removed from your computer.  Additionally you may remove or “clean” any cookies at any time at your sole discretion.

8. Communication and Links

Upon registering to receive the “newsletter”, “e-zine” or other digital publication associated with this website and commonly delivered via electronic mail (emial), Users agree that PCF 21, Inc. may send email to you for the purpose of advising you of changes, updates or additions to this Site, about any of PCF 21, Inc. products/services/events, or for such other purpose(s) as PCF 21, Inc. deems appropriate. PCF 21, Inc. is not to be held liable for any communication from the Site for a user that has disclosed contact information to PCF 21, Inc. Users also understand that they may unsubscribe from future emails at any time through a simple “unsubscribe link” feature found at the bottom of most email communications. To the extent that this Site contains links to outside services and resources, the availability and content of which PCF 21 does not control, any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link thereto, should be directed to the particular outside service or resource.

9. Product Information

Most products offered by or displayed by PCF 21, Inc. at the Site are available in select venues in the United States and select foreign markets while supplies last. In some cases, merchandise displayed for sale at the Site may not be available in stores. We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors of any products that appear at the Site. However, as the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor’s display of any color will be accurate. Unless otherwise specified and except to the extent PCF 21, Inc. products are offered for sale in the United States through this Site, this Site and the Contents thereof are displayed solely for the purpose of promoting PCF 21, Inc.’s products and services available in the United States and select foreign markets. Prices are posted in U.S. dollars and are converted when applicable.

10. Product Returns Policy

Our full products return policy can be viewed here.  What follows is a brief summary.

As a general rule, REItips.com offers, at minimum, a standard 30-day money-back guarantee on all physical books, courses, CDs and home-study products that are purchased directly from this site and returned in “like new” condition.  That is, the shopping cart of this website directly processed the order.

At times REItips.com may offer special and/or unique return policies or specific product offerings.  This would be expressly described within said product’s description, and in this case would rule over the general 30 day policy.

On occasion the Site may mention, describe or promote products, services or events that are not directly sold through this site, but are offered through commission-based referral programs (commonly known as “affiliate programs”).  In these cases, the vendor processing the sale directly is responsible for stating and abiding by their own product return policies, and REItips.com/PCF 21, Inc. cannot be held directly responsible for their specific performance or lack thereof.  In cases where disputes may arise over returning a product that was a result of an affiliate promotion, PCF 21, Inc. may, at it’s discretion and as a courtesy, do it’s best to mediate in a non-official capacity between the parties, to the best interests of everyone involved.

Unless otherwise stated in the product description, digital products (e-books, software, forms, etc.) are non-refundable.

11. Inaccuracy Disclaimer

From time to time there may be information on Site that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, and availability. This is going to happen most frequently with affiliates, who change prices and products often. REItips.com is not responsible for satisfying any product prices or availability if incorrect on our website. ANY TIME A PRODUCT IS POSTED THAT LINKS TO AN OUTSIDE AFFILIATE WEBSITE, USERS SHOULD REFER TO THE AFFILATE INFORMATION. If there is a discrepancy with an item marked as an REItips.com product, such as a product no longer being available, you will be notified and immediately refunded when applicable. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but want to assure you that we take our customer service and customer satisfaction very seriously, and aim to do whatever reasonable to earn your trust and deliver exceptional value whenever possible.

12. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall PCF 21 and/or its directors, employees or other representatives be liable to any Internet user for damages sustained to person or property as a result of,

(i) any omission or misrepresentation made,
(ii) any defect in any product or service provided, or
(iii) delay in provision of a product or service by a posting entity.

This site is created to provide general entertainment, business training and resource information for individuals interested in the products and services provided by PCF 21, Inc. and/or its affiliates and vendors, and should not be considered or used as the sole basis for final contractual or purchasing decisions.

13. General Disclaimer

THIS SITE AND ALL CONTENTS OF THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, BY YOUR USE OF THE SITE, THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL NECESSARY SERVICING OR REPAIRS OF ANY EQUIPMENT YOU USE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OUR SITE, AND THAT PCF 21, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.

14. Applicable Law

This site is created and controlled by PCF 21, Inc. in the State of Tennessee, USA. As such, the laws of the State of Tennessee will govern these disclaimers, terms, and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

15. Interchangeable Terms

The names REItips.com, PCF and PCF 21, Inc are used interchangeably within this agreement, and should be assumed to be the same thing for purposes of this agreement.