Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE

Last Updated: December 15, 2017

Welcome to www.IAPPEAL.com (the "Site"), operated by IAPPEAL.COM INC., an Illinois corporation ("we," "us," "our," "IAPPEAL.COM," and/or the "Company"). These terms of use are entered into by and between You ("User(s)," "You," "Client") and Company. The following terms and conditions, together with any documents expressly incorporated by reference, govern your access to and use of the Site.

 

Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start using the Site. This Site and services are offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older. Your use of this Site, or by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms of Use when this option is made available to you, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree to abide by these, or any future Terms, do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Site.

 

These Terms may be modified by the Company from time to time, such modifications to be effective upon posting by the Company. Any changes will be posted on this page, including the most recent revision date. Your continued use of the Site after the date any such changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms.

 

USE OF OUR SERVICE

 

Services Description:

IAPPEAL.COM provides a research tool to assist individuals seeking to file an appeal of their real estate property taxes for a given property. IAPPEAL.COM may provide sales or assessment data based on the User’s property address for a specified property tax appeal period. These Services are provided to you as reference tool and it is your sole responsibility to review and understand the information you plan on submitting for your property tax appeal. IAPPEAL.COM expressly disclaims any liability as to the results of your appeal, and does not guarantee in any way the success of your appeal by using the information provided.

 

Registration:

In order to access and use certain features of our Site and Services, you must register to create an account ("Account"). It is a condition of your use of the Site that all the information you provide on the Site is correct, current, and complete. You agree that all information you provide to register with this Site or otherwise, including but not limited to through the use of any interactive features on the Site, is governed by our Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

 

You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Site or portions of it using your user name, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your Account or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session.

 

We have the right to disable any Account, password, or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

 

Fees & Payment:

Our Service provides up to date property tax information to assist you in filing your property tax appeal. Depending on the plan you choose, you agree to pay the appropriate Service Fee corresponding to that plan. Please review the payment details on each plan carefully prior to choosing a particular Service. All fees are non-cancellable and non-refundable.

 

Intellectual Property Rights:

The Site and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof), are owned by the Company, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

 

Through these Terms of Use, the Company grants you a license to use its Site, Services and software for your personal, non-commercial use only. You are not permitted to use this Site and Services or materials for any other purposes, including, but not limited to, reproducing or copying the materials, modifying or creating any derivative works, using the material for any commercial purposes, publicly displaying the material, transferring/transmitting any of the material, and attempting to reverse engineer any software contained on the IAPPEAL website. You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You must not access or use this Site or Services for any commercial purposes. In the event you download any of the materials provided through our Site and Services, you agree to not delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials.

 

If you violate these Terms, this license granted to you shall automatically terminate and your right to use this Site will cease immediately. IAPPEAL.COM may also terminate this license at any time. Upon termination, you must destroy any copies of the materials you have made or that are in your possession, whether in electronic or printed format. No right, title, or interest in or to the Site or any content provided through the Site is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by the Company.

 

Term and Termination:  

This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Service and/or have an account.  You agree that we may suspend, terminate or discontinue the Site at any time without prior notice. We reserve the right to terminate this Agreement at our election and for any reason, without prior notice. We reserve the right to immediately terminate or suspend any User accounts or passwords in the event that User violates any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement or engages in any conduct which we, at our sole discretion, consider it to be unacceptable. In the event of any termination, you will immediately cease access to the Site and Services.  You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.

 

User Conduct

You agree to use the Site in a lawful and appropriate manner. Any use of the site that we feel, at our own discretion, is inappropriate, unlawful and/or offensive may result in suspension or termination. You agree not use the Service to:

  • exploit any of the information provided for commercial purposes;
  • email or otherwise post any content that (i) infringes any intellectual property or other proprietary rights of any party; (ii) you do not have a right to post under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (iii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Site; (iv) poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person; (v) constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, commercial activities or any other form of solicitation; (vi) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, excessively violent, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; or (vii) in the sole judgment of IAPPEAL.COM, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Service, or which may expose us or our users to any harm or liability of any type;
  • interfere with or disrupt the Site, Service or servers or networks connected to the Site or Service;
  • attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site or any other User accounts;
  • attempt to reverse engineer any of the IAPPEAL.COM software;
  • violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law;
  • impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by the Company without our specific prior written consent;
  • Access the Service in a jurisdiction in which it is illegal or unauthorized;
  • harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users;
  • promote criminal activity; or
  • obtain or attempt to access any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Service.

Disclaimer

IAPPEAL.COM is not a law firm and the information provided to you on this Site should not be construed as legal advice or creating an attorney/client relationship. In the event you require legal advice, IAPPEAL.COM may recommend the services of an attorney, but you are not required to use that attorney or law firm.

 

YOU AGREE THAT USE OF COMPANY’S SERVICES AND THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS, OR ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, WARRANT THAT USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING WHETHER OR NOT THE SERVICES MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SITE.

THE SITE AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND AN "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED FROM THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH OR PROVIDED BY COMPANY IS AT YOUR SOLE DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ANY SUCH DOWNLOAD OR USE OF SUCH INFORMATION OR OTHER RELATED TRANSACTION. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY DOCUMENTS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

The IAPPEAL.COM Service provides data and information to assist you in appealing your property taxes. The data and information provided on the Site is deemed to be accurate and updated, but should be personally verified by you or other professionals prior to relying on that information. IAPPEAL.COM expressly disclaims any and all liability for the user’s failure to verify and confirm. Some of the information provided on the Site may be licensed, used, and incorporated by IAPPEAL.COM as part of the Service. IAPPEAL.COM makes no representation or warranty of any kind relating to such third party data.

Limitation of Liability:

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.

Indemnification:

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, any use of the Website's content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or your use of any information obtained from the Website.

 

Third Party Links:

The Site may contain links to other websites and resources provided by third parties. These links are provided for your convenience only and do not imply an endorsement by IAPPEAL.COM of that specific website or company. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

 

Governing Law:  This Agreement is governed, construed, and interpreted by, through and under the laws of the State of Illinois, notwithstanding the choice of law provisions of the venue where any action is brought, where the violation occurred, where You may be located or any other jurisdiction.  You agree and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois and waive any defense of lack of personal jurisdiction or improper venue or forum non conveniens to a claim brought in such court, except as IAPPEAL.COM may elect, in its sole discretion, to litigate the action in the county or state where any breach by You occurred or where You can be found.  You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out or related to Your use of the Service or this Agreement shall be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or will forever be barred.

 

Termination:  You agree that we may suspend, terminate or discontinue the Site at any time without prior notice. We reserve the right to terminate this Agreement at our election and for any reason, without prior notice. We reserve the right to immediately terminate or suspend any User accounts or passwords in the event that User violates any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement or engages in any conduct which we, at our sole discretion, consider it to be unacceptable. In the event of any termination, you will immediately cease access to the Site and Services.  You agree that IAPPEAL.COM will not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service

Electronic Communications:  For contractual purposes, you consent to receive communications from us in an electronic form, and agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Company provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in writing.

General:  This Agreement, together with the Privacy Policy and any other terms, guidelines, or notices by us on the Site, shall constitute the entire Agreement between you and the Company.

You may not rent, lease, license, grant a security interest in, or otherwise transfer, assign, or sublicense your rights hereunder to any third party.

At any time, we may, in our sole discretion and without providing notice or obtaining your consent, assign this entire Agreement or delegate some or all of its responsibilities hereunder.