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The following policies (showing their last updated date) are incorporated into this Agreement by reference and provide additional terms and conditions related to specific MetRent services we offer:

Privacy Policy (October 5, 2005)
User Agreement (December 17, 2005)
MetRent Disclamer (April 15, 2006)

Each of these policies may be changed from time to time and are effective immediately after we post the changes on our Service, except our Privacy Policy for which we will provide you with thirty days prior notice. In addition, when using particular Services, you agree that you are subject to any policies or rules which are posted in conjunction with those Services. All such posted policies or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement.

Privacy Policy (October 5, 2005)

MetRent does not share it's users private data to anyone, ever.

Like you, we do not like getting spam. That is why we will treat your email address the same way that we would like ours treated. Your email address will only be used by us (MetRent) and our authorized users to contact you.

We will never sell or give your email address to anyone, EVER!

We will not use your email address or personal information for anything other than the sole reason stated above. Our security measures prevent any of our channel partners, vendors or unauthorized users from having access to your private information. Your information is kept private on our secure servers at all times.

We will never ask for your account information through email nor will we ever send you an email telling you that there is some problem with your account.

Your personal credit card informaiton is encrypted and stored on one of our secure servers. Your other personal information is kept private. We have your public contact information seperate from your personal billing information and only registered users may request your site contact information. We will never allow anyone other than MetRent Accounting to have access to your personal billing information.

This is our policy and our promise!

User Agreement (October 5, 2005)

By accepting this agreement you acknoledge and agree with the following:

1) Community Consideration

If you do not follow the below rules your listing will be removed and you will be banned from the site at our discretion.

- No profanity
- No obsceinety of any kind
- No pornography
- No harrasment or discrimination
- No scamming

- Landlords

We created this site with the assumption that you care about your reputation. Be courtious of the people using this site to view your properties. Unacceptable behavior will not be tollerated. If you list a Bonus, honor it. List your properties in the correct State/County/City. If you do not list your property in the correct city your maps will not work. The users of this site will notice such situations and inform us by sending your information via automated form. Creating duplicate listings and putting the property in the wrong place will cause MetRent to verify the validity of your account and re-evaluate your ability to access the service. There are many positive aspects to this service that may or may not be useful to you. You have a feedback rating that users and MetRent employees can effect. If there are aspects of the site that could use some enhancements or modifications please inform our staff so we can try our best to accomodate you.

- Tenants

This service is specifically designed to make your property search easier. If you schedule an apointment and can not make it for any reason, be courtious and call the landlord ahead of time to cancel. Do not provide fake information you will be screened before the landlord allows you to rent their property. If you have any sugestions for enhancements please inform our staff so we can try our best to accomodate you.

- Roommates

We created the ability for people with rooms for rent to create their own categories or associate their personality with an existing category. Please note: If you need to rent out your room the most common categories are the heaviest utilized areas of the site and will get the most exposure. We require that you adhear to the rules when listing your room or creating your special category. We appreciate feedback from this service also.

- Advertising

There are many types of advertising campains possible on the MetRent site.

- Location : Reginal, Local, Nationwide
- Situation : Just Moving, Renters, Landlords, Roommates, Services Rendered
- Weather : Each region has its own weather patterns, we know where it is hot and where it is not
- Site Placement : Different areas of our site get viewed differently
- Current Events : Current Events have a major impact on the economy, with the proper campaign you could get major exposure.

We have a few rules on the types of advertising allowed on our site. We respect our users and do not want them to feel that we are throwing tons of flashing ads at them and we certainly do not want our users to be tricked in any way. If one of your ads is flagged as improper (guidelines below) the ad will be pulled from our site and you will be refunded any money paid, minus the services rendered.

The linked website must also adhear to these guidelines.

- No flashy animated ads that blink rapidly or change colors.
- No trick adds (i.e. Your computer may be infected with spyware, Click here to close, and it opens)
- No popups
- No spyware, shareware, malware, viruses or other types of malicious or misleading advertising

2) Fair Use

We reserve the right to remove, block or disable access to our services for not adhearing to the following policies.

- no discrimination or other forms of harassment
- no bots, spiders or worms
- no automated tasks what-so-ever! (If you want API access to our application that is a Non-Free Service we offer)
- no buying or selling anything
- no spaming
- no malicious activity
- do not report false positives, i.e. The landlord was doing something that they were not doing.

When you agree to this agreement you also agree to system monitoring for malicious activities.

3) Special Services

- Visually Impaired

We are aware of the different types of usage that many people require from the websites they visit and we are here to assist anyone in thier Internet experience. If you are visually impaired and would like to access our site, please contact us:

- Discrimination

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of:

Race or color
National origin
Familial status (families with children)

If a listing is discriminatory please flagg the listing for review. If you notice a listing tha t is discriminatory, please bring it to our attention.

What else can you do?

When reporting a complaint, be sure to include the following information:

Your name and address
The name and address of the person your complaint is against
The address of the housing involved
A short description of the event that caused you to believe your rights were violated
The date(s) of the alleged violation

To reach the local HUD office in your area, call 1-800-669-9777, TDD 1-800-927-9275 or visit

To identify the private housing enforcement office in your area, call 202-898-1661 or visit the National Fair Housing Alliance.

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MetRent Disclamer (April 15, 2006)

Third Parties:

To support this free listing and search service, MetRent provides basic banner advertising and rental listings from Third Parties. MetRent has no responsibility for, or control over the linked Third Party Websites. These ads, listings, services or user sites, when clicked or visited, may send you to a page that is not located on the MetRent network and may not adhear to our policies. In no event shall MetRent be liable for any damages resulting from use of our services even if MetRent has been informed of the possibility of such liability. Since we cannot guarantee any particular level of functionality, useability, reliability or security from any of the Third Party Advertisors or listers found on our site we are not liable for any damages incured by accessing Third Party data. MetRent is not responsible for user behavior on or off our site. Since we cannot control the actions of our users, we will at our discretion act accordingly to any questionable behavior once it is brought to our attention.

Although precautions have been made to ensure our data is accurate, MetRent makes no promises or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, with regard to the accuracy of our listings or the Third Party sites. We are, however, responsible for the security of your private data stored in our system. We have taken many precautions to prevent the compromise of your private data. Even though we can and will disable or delete user accounts at our discretion, if our agreements are broken and we are notified, we reserve the right to remove, de-activate or pursue legal actions against any wrongdoers.

Service Availability:

We offer our service to you, AS-IS, if you choose to use our service then you do so at your own risk. Our service may become unavailable from time to time, to perform maintenace or during a network related problem. Because of this, we offer no service level or up-time guarantees. If you need to have a certain level of access to our site then you need a support contract so you may work with us more closely in the event of a problem.

In order to mitigate the risk of any problems, site visitors are strongly advised to have up-to-date virus/spyware detector software properly configured and tested.

If you notice any listings on our site that do not comply with our policy please inform us:

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