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Terms of Use

Welcome to Zill Home. (“Zill Home”). By using Zill Home’ Web sites (defined to include all properties (mobile, Web or otherwise) owned and operated by Zill Home), related data, and/or related services (collectively, "Services"), you agree to be bound by the following Terms of Use, as updated from time to time ("Terms of Use").

1. Permissible Use.  You agree to use the Services for your personal use, and your commercial use is limited to transactions done on your own behalf, or your company’s behalf if you are an authorized representative. The commercial use is limited to providing information to consumers via the Services. Without limitation, individuals and companies with an advertisement listing on Zill Home (“Service Partners”) are prohibited from using information available on Zill Home in making any business-related decisions. Subject to the restrictions set forth in the following paragraphs, you may copy information from the Services only as necessary for your personal use to view, save, print, fax and/or e-mail such information. You agree otherwise not to reproduce, modify, distribute, display or otherwise provide access to, create derivative works from, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any portion of the Services.

2. Restrictions and Additional Terms.  You agree not to remove or modify any copyright or other intellectual property notices that appear in the Services. Further:

    1. Acceptable Use.  You agree not to use the Services in any way that is unlawful, or harms Zill Home, its service providers and Service Partners, suppliers or any other user. You agree not to use the Services in any way that breaches the Listings Quality Policy, the Zill Home Terms of Use, or any other policy or notice on the Services. You agree not to distribute or post spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or similar communications through the Services. You agree not to impersonate another person or misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity. Except as expressly stated herein, these Terms of Use do not provide you a license to use, reproduce, distribute, display or provide access to any portion of the Services on third-party Web sites or otherwise. Except as expressly stated herein and without limitation, you agree that you will not, nor will you permit or encourage any third party to, reproduce, publicly display, or otherwise make accessible on or through any other Web site, application, or service any reviews, ratings, and/or profile information about real estate, lending, or other professionals, underlying images of or information about real estate listings, or other data or content available through the Services.
    2. Automated Queries.  Automated queries (including screen and database scraping, spiders, robots, crawlers and any other automated activity with the purpose of obtaining information from the Services) are strictly prohibited on the Services, unless you have received express written permission from Zill Home. As a limited exception, publicly available search engines and similar Internet navigation tools ("Search Engines") may query the Services and provide an index with links to the Services' Web pages, only to the extent such unlicensed "fair use" is allowed by applicable copyright law. Search Engines are not permitted to query or search information protected by a security verification system ("captcha") which limits access to human users.
    3. Google Maps.  Some of the Services implement the Google Maps web mapping service. Your use of Google Maps is subject to Google's terms of use, located at http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/help/terms_maps.html.
    4. Calls.  The Services may provide phone numbers that can connect you with Service Partners or other third parties. Some of the numbers listed may be routed through a third party service ("Calling Service"). Calls through the Calling Service may be recorded or monitored for quality assurance and customer service purposes. In the event that you make a call through a Calling Service, you consent to such recording and monitoring.

3. Materials You Provide; Account Use; Privacy; Third Party Web Sites.  For materials you post or otherwise provide to Zill Home in connection with the Services (your "Submission"), you grant Zill Home an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free worldwide license to (a) use, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, prepare derivative works of or incorporate into other works, and translate your Submission, in connection with the Services or in any other media, and (b) sublicense these rights, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. Zill Home will not pay you for your Submission or to exercise any rights related to your Submission set forth in the preceding sentence. Zill Home may remove or modify your Submission at any time. For each Submission, you agree to provide accurate and complete information and represent that you have all rights necessary to grant Zill Home the rights in this paragraph, that Zill Home’ use of the Submission will not infringe any third party rights and that the Submission complies with Section 2(a) above. You are solely responsible for all Submissions made through your user account(s) on the Services or that you otherwise make available through the Services. You may not share your user account with others. You are responsible for all actions taken via your account. Zill Home will treat your use of the Services in accordance with its Privacy Policy. Certain Zill Home functionalities may involve the distribution of your Submission to third party Web sites over which Zill Home has no control. Zill Home is not responsible for and makes no warranties or representations pertaining to these third party Web sites, including but not limited to the content, availability, or functionality of such Web sites. You are responsible for ensuring that your Submission complies with the terms of use associated with any such third party Web site and you understand that your Submission and your use of a third party Web site will be treated in accordance with that third party Web site's own privacy policy.

4. Advertising.  Zill Home’ business is primarily funded through advertising. You understand and agree that the Services may include advertisements, and that these are necessary to support the Services. To help make the advertisements relevant and useful to you, Zill Home may serve advertisements based on the information we collect from you or in relation to your interaction on our site. See the Privacy Policy for more details.

5. Advertisement Restrictions.  Zill Home makes no guarantees as to the frequency with which a Service Partner’s advertisement will display in the banner advertisement section. In addition, Zill Home reserves the right to make changes to its advertisements, including but not limited to: amount of advertisement space allocated on the site, number of advertisements displayed, size and format of advertisements, category options for Service Partners, and changes to the number of Service Partners allowed per category.

6. The Role of Zill Home.  Zill Home is not a licensed real estate broker in the state of California and does not broker real estate transactions. Zill Home does not act as a real estate agent for you or any other user. Zill Home does not sell, buy, or negotiate the purchase, sale, or exchange of real property. Further, Zill Home does not lease or rent, offer to lease or rent, or negotiate the lease of real property or otherwise aid or assist in the lease of real property.

7. The Role of Zill Home; Disclaimer.  Zill Home does not endorse or recommend the products of any particular Service Partner. Zill Home is not an agent of either any consumer or Service Partner. Zill Home is only providing an administrative service to consumers and participating Service Partners. Zill Home assumes no responsibility for any result or consequence related directly or indirectly to any action or inaction that consumers take based on the Services, and any other information available there. Interest rates provided through the Services are for information purposes only, and actual interest rates may vary.

8. Participating Service Partners.  The Service Partners participating in the Services are solely responsible for their services to consumers. Zill Home shall not be liable for any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any way connected with any consumers' use of the Services or the services offered by Service Partners. Zill Home is not responsible for any errors or delays caused by consumers or Service Partners. Zill Home reserves the right, at any time and at its sole discretion, to discontinue, suspend, or terminate the participation of any Service Partner or other user from Zill Home. Consumers should confirm credentials for any Service Partner they may choose to contact.

9. Privacy.  Zill Home may use personally identifying information about consumers to improve the relevance of advertising shown to consumers. Please consult the Privacy Policy for more information.

10. Software.  The Services may include software for use in connection with the Services. If such software is accompanied by an end user license agreement ("EULA"), the terms of the EULA will govern your use of the software. If such software is not accompanied by a EULA, then Zill Home grants to you a non-exclusive, revocable, personal, non-transferable license to use such software solely in connection with the Services and in accordance with these Terms of Use.

11. Linked Materials and Third-Party Materials.  The Services include links to third-party products, services and Web sites, as well as materials provided by third parties. Zill Home does not endorse, and takes no responsibility for such products, services, Web sites, and materials. You understand that Zill Home has no obligation to, and generally does not, approve or monitor materials provided by third parties through the Services. Your dealings with any third party arising in connection with the Services are solely between you and such third party, and Zill Home takes no responsibility for any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any way connected with your dealings with these third parties.

12. Claims of Copyright Infringement.  Zill Home respects the intellectual property rights of others, and asks that everyone using the Services do the same. Anyone who believes that their work has been reproduced on the Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement may notify World Links via the contact information on the Contact Us page.

13. Intellectual Property.  The Services and the property on this Web site, including any logos and specific names, are considered intellectual property and are the property of Zill Home and its licensors. ©2005 - 2016 Open Source Matters, Inc. All rights reserved. ZIP+4 data ©2006-2016 United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.  ©1995-2016 Mortgage Loan Directory and Information, LLC. All rights reserved. ©2003 - 2016 Brown House Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. You may not use any of Zill Home’ trademarks as part of your screen name or email address on the Services. The names of actual companies, products, and services mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Zill Home does not assert copyright or grant any rights to the underlying images or descriptions of real estate listings provided through the Services. Any use of these images and descriptions is subject to the copyright owner's permission and/or the requirements of applicable law.

14. NO WARRANTY.  ZILL HOME PROVIDES THE SERVICES "AS IS," "WITH ALL FAULTS" AND "AS AVAILABLE," AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ZILL HOME AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ZILL HOME AND ITS SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, STATUTORY AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION (A) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, ACCURACY, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, NO ENCUMBRANCES, NO LIENS AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, (B) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ARISING THROUGH COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, AND (C) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE ACCESS OR USE.

15. LIABILITY LIMITATION; EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.  IN NO EVENT WILL ZILL HOME OR ANY SUPPLIER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, BASED ON, OR RESULTING FROM THESE TERMS OF USE OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH IS INDEPENDENT OF YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SET FORTH BELOW AND SURVIVES IN THE EVENT SUCH REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR IS OTHERWISE DEEMED UNENFORCEABLE. THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY WITHOUT REGARD TO WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM (A) BREACH OF CONTRACT, (B) BREACH OF WARRANTY, (C) NEGLIGENCE, OR (D) ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, TO THE EXTENT SUCH EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS ARE NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THESE TERMS OF USE, OR YOU HAVE ANY DISPUTE OR CLAIM AGAINST WORLD LINKS OR ITS SUPPLIERS WITH RESPECT TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE SERVICES, THEN YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICES.

16. Changes; Discontinuance.  Zill Home reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time in its sole discretion. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting the revised version of these Terms of Use to Zill Home. Your continued use of the Services after the effectiveness of such changes will constitute acceptance of and agreement to any such changes. You further waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes to these Terms of Use. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms of Use. Zill Home may alter, suspend or discontinue the Services at any time to you and/or to others, without notice.

17. Choice of Law; Disputes.  These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree to submit to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts sitting in Orange County, California for any and all disputes, claims and actions arising from or in connection with the Services and/or these Terms of Use. In any dispute arising under this Terms of Use, the prevailing party will be entitled to attorneys' fees and expenses.

18. Indemnification.  You agree to defend and hold Zill Home, its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless from any and all claims and demands made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Use, your use of the Services, your violation of any law or the rights of a third party, or any Submission made through your user account on the Services or that you otherwise make available through the Services.

19. Release.  You release Zill Home, its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from all liability related to any and all claims and demands you may assert against any third party arising out of the Services. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which states, "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor."

20. General.  You agree not to export from anywhere any part of the Services provided to you or any direct product thereof except in compliance with, and with all licenses and approvals required under, applicable export laws, rules and regulations. If any part of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be replaced with a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms of Use will continue in effect. The section titles in these Terms of Use are solely used for the convenience of the parties and have no legal or contractual significance. Zill Home may assign these Terms of Use, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign these Terms of Use, or assign, transfer or sublicense your rights, if any, in the use of the Services. Zill Home's failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. Except as expressly stated herein, these Terms of Use constitute the entire Terms of Use between you and Zill Home with respect to the Services and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications of any kind between you and World Links with respect to the Services. The following sections of these Terms of Use shall survive any termination of these Terms of Use: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.

21. Sales.  You authorize Zill Home to charge your account for Service Partner listing fees. Unless noted, fees are in US dollars; tax is additional. To the extent permitted by law, fees are nonrefundable, with the exception of a 72 hour grace period for new accounts, even for posts we remove. We may refuse purchases, which may place a hold on your account.

22. Posting Guidelines.  Please note the following posting guidelines:

a. Please do not post offensive content, including but not limited to, content that:

    1. is intended to exploit, solicit or harm minors
    2. is violent, racist, incendiary, or otherwise objectionable
    3. contains profane, obscene, vulgar or sexually explicit language
    4. includes link to photos, drawings, videos or other materials that are obscene or that contain nudity, violence or any other images that are not suitable for a real estate community
  1. Be respectful. We reserve the right to edit or remove any controversial content.
  2. No solicitation, unless as a paid Service Partner.
  3. No spamming. Please do not post junk mail, spam, scams or chain letters.
  4. No illegal or offensive posts. Any content that contains illegal, inflammatory, libelous, obscene or pornographic material will be removed.
  5. No public posting of private information or other people's unpublished contact information.
  6. Moderation. We reserve the right to monitor content and delete or retain content at our sole discretion.
  7. You are solely responsible for your Submissions. World Links may, but is not obligated to, monitor and edit or remove Submissions, and has no obligation to store Submissions.

23. Force Majeure 

  1.  Generally.  Excluding payment obligations, neither party will be liable for delay or default in the performance of its respective obligations under the Terms of Use if such delay or default is caused by conditions beyond its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, accident, earthquakes, telecommunications line failures, electrical outages, network failures, acts of God, or labor disputes (“Force Majeure event”).
  2. Cancellation.  If a Force Majeure event has continued for more than ten (10) business days, the non-delayed or non-defaulting party has the right to cancel the remainder of the term without penalty.

24. Termination.  Unless designated as non-cancelable, Service Partner may cancel the entire contract, with or without cause, within 72 hours of commencement of initial contract or renewal term, for a full refund in the original method of payment. Either Zill Home or Service Partner may terminate the contract at any time if the other party is in material breach of its obligations contained herein, which breach is not cured within 10 business days after receipt of written notice thereof from the non-breaching party, except as otherwise stated with regard to specific breaches. Additionally, Zill Home may suspend delivery of Service Partner advertisement under any and all contracts immediately upon written notice to Service Partner in the event of any failure by Service Partner to make any payment hereunder when due (and, if Zill Home elects to suspend delivery of any advertisements, the end date specified in the applicable contract will be extended by a number of days equal to the period of suspension). (Note that Buyers, Seller, Lessors, and Lessees may delete their account at any time.)

25. Representations

  1. Zill Home.  Zill Home hereby represents and warrants to Service Partner that World Links has (i) all necessary power and authority to enter into these Terms of Use and that (ii) Zill Home' execution of these Terms of Use and performance of its obligations hereunder do not and will not violate any agreement to which it is a party or by which it is bound.
  2. Service Partner.  Service Partner hereby represents and warrants to Zill Home that (i) Service Partner's execution of these Terms of Use and performance of its obligations hereunder do not and will not violate any agreement to which it is a party or by which it is bound; and that (ii) Service Partner has all necessary licenses and clearances to use the content contained in the advertisement and advertising materials as specified in the contract and subject to these Terms of Use.

26. Assignment.  Neither party may assign these Terms of Use, in whole or in part, without the other party's prior written consent (which will not be unreasonably withheld), except that either party may assign these Terms of Use without such consent to any entity resulting from any merger, consolidation or other reorganization involving the assigning party, or to which the assigning party may transfer all or substantially all of its assets; provided that the assignee agrees in writing to be bound by all the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms of Use will be binding on and enforceable by the parties and their respective permitted successors and permitted assigns.

27. Severability.  If any provision herein is held to be unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

28. Notices.  Any notice required to be delivered to end users will be sent electronically via email to the email address on file for the recipient. All notices, requests, demands, and other communications to Zill Home required or permitted under this Agreement must be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given (i) on the date of service, if served personally on the party to whom notice is to be given; (ii) on the fifth day after mailing, if mailed to the party to whom notice is to be given, by first class mail, registered or certified, postage prepaid; or (iii) one (1) business day after (a) deposit with a nationally recognized overnight courier, or (b) transmission by telecopy or similar means, if a copy of the notice is also sent via first class mail, registered or certified, postage prepaid or by overnight courier, provided that a transmission report is generated reflecting the accurate transmission of the notice.  All notices, requests, demands, and other communications to Zill Home must be addressed as follows:

To: Zill Home.
516 W. Chapman Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
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29. Amendments to These Terms of Use.  We reserve the right to modify, supplement, or replace the terms of these Terms of Use, effective prospectively upon posting at http://www.zillhome.com

30. No Waiver.  Our failure to act with respect to a breach of these Terms of Use by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to that breach or subsequent similar or other breaches.

Listings Quality Policy

Users of the Zill Home services (including all properties owned and operated by World Links, related data and/or related services) (collectively, the “Services”) acknowledge and agree to comply with the following Listings Quality Policy (the “Policy”). Zill Home reserves the right to remove any content that violates any of Zill Home’ terms of use or policies, or is otherwise inappropriate. In the event that World Links discovers a violation of any of Zill Home’ terms of use or policies, Zill Home may remove all or certain portions of your listings from the Services, terminate your Zill Home account(s) and/or restrict your access to the Services.  

1. Advertising and Claiming Listings.

a. Advertising Listings. Listings (regardless of the type) may only be advertised by property owners (individual or entity), or authorized agents of the property owners. Failure to comply may result in legal action. Zill Home may require that you provide a certificate of title or other documentation to verify you are the owner. If Zill Home is unable to verify that you are the property owner, Zill Home may remove the listing(s).

b. Claiming Listings. If you mistakenly claim a listing, you must promptly release such claim on the listing. You may also cancel a listing on Zill Home via the Add/Edit Listing section of your Zill Home account. If you claim a listing that has already been claimed by another party, the original party will be notified. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you believe that someone has erroneously claimed a listing on Zill Home.

c. Undisclosed Addresses. A complete address is required for each listing posted on Zill Home, including the street number. If Zill Home is unable to verify a listing with an incomplete address, Zill Home may remove the listing at any time, without warning. 

Privacy Policy

At Zill Home ("Zill Home" or "we" or "us" or "our"), we appreciate your use of and contributions to our Web sites, our mobile and desktop applications, our other properties and/or our related services (collectively known as the "Services," or, each individually, a "Service"). World Links respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information.

This is our privacy policy and we will comply with it, as well as applicable U.S. privacy law, when we gather and use information from users of the Services. We encourage you to read this privacy policy to understand what we do with the information we collect from you.

Advertising-Supported Business Model

The Services and our extensive set of features are generally funded through advertising dollars.  This advertising revenue helps keep Zill Home free of charge for our personal users. It also allows us to explore and build new features.

We strive to make advertisements relevant and useful to you. Therefore, we may serve advertisements to you based on the information we collect from you or in relation to your interaction with the Services.

We pledge to be transparent about the information we monitor and collect from you. We keep information private between you and Zill Home, except as explained below.

Collection of Information

When you use the Services, we collect a variety of information.

  • Information you provide. When using the Services, you may provide information about yourself, such as name, address, phone number, email and details around a potential transaction. This may occur, for example, when you register on the Services. You may also provide information about a third party through the Services, for example, if you share a real estate listing with a recipient via email. We may combine this information with other information we collect from your interaction with the Services or from other companies.

In addition, when you order products or services through the Services, Zill Home may collect your credit/debit card information. This information is secured using industry-standard encryption technology. Zill Home will use this information solely to complete your order and will not share this information with outside parties, except to the extent necessary to complete the order or comply with applicable law.

In the event that a credit report is required to use a Service, Zill Home may collect your Social Security number ("SSN"). This information is secured using industry-standard encryption technology. Zill Home restricts access to SSNs to employees, vendors and subcontractors who require SSNs to support certain products and services. Zill Home strives to protect SSNs from unlawful disclosure and to keep them confidential by maintaining physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable state and federal regulations.

  • Cookies and Web beacons. Cookies are bits of electronic information that can be transferred to your computer or other electronic device to uniquely identify your browser. When you use the Services, we may place one or more cookies on your computer or other electronic device.  We may use cookies to connect your activity on the Services with other information we store about you in your account profile or your prior interactions on the Services to, for example, store your preferences. The use of cookies helps us improve the quality of the Services to you, by identifying information which is most interesting to you, tracking trends, measuring the effectiveness of advertising, or storing information you may want to retrieve on a regular basis, such as your favorite homes. At any time, you may adjust settings on your browser to refuse cookies according to the instructions related to your browser. However, if you choose to disable cookies, many of the free features and Services will not operate properly. Also, the pages on the Services may include Web beacons or pixels, which are electronic files to count users who have visited that page, to track activity over time and across different Web sites, to identify certain cookies on the computer or other electronic device accessing that page, or to collect other related information, and this information may be associated with your unique browser, device identifier, or Internet Protocol address. We may, for example, implement a pixel on the pages of the Services where you view a certain advertisement so that we can track whether you visit a Web site associated with that advertisement at a later time.  
  • Third-party Cookies and Web beacons. We work with service providers and advertising networks to track and manage cookie information and your activities while you're using the Services and your online activities over time and across different websites. For example, third-parties may use cookies to deliver advertisements to you based on your visit to the Services. For additional information, please refer to the section below entitled, "Behavioral Advertising." You may opt-out of cookie tracking and analysis from any of these service providers and advertising networks by Opting Out of Collection of Information, which is explained further below. 

We have implemented Google Analytics remarketing, which tracks and manages cookie information so that we and third-party service providers can better deliver advertisements that are relevant and useful to you on the Services and various websites across the Internet. We have also implemented Google Analytics display network impression reporting to better understand how ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our sites. You can customize ads or opt out of these services using the Google Ads Settings.

  • Mobile Device and Mobile Browser.  You may adjust settings on your mobile device and mobile browser regarding cookies and sharing of certain information, such as your mobile device model or the language your mobile device uses, by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your mobile device.  Please refer to the instructions provided by your mobile service provider or mobile device manufacturer.
  • Usage logs. When you use the Services, your computer or other electronic device communicates a variety of information to computer servers, including the existence of cookies, your Internet Protocol address, and information about your browser program. We also create a record of what information you are requesting, such as the page or subject areas you're visiting.
  • Social Networks.  If you use the social networking connection functions offered through the Services, we may access all of your social network profile information that you have made available to be shared and to use it in accordance with this privacy policy.  Please refer to the instructions governing your social network account to manage the information that is shared through your account.
  •  Calls.  Calls to Zill Home or to third parties through Zill Home may be recorded or monitored for quality assurance and customer service purposes. If a call is recorded between you and a third party, it will be deemed private information of both you and the third party, and may be released to either of you.

Usage and Disclosure

In general, Zill Home uses the information collected from you to communicate with you and operate our Services. Zill Home also uses this information to respond to your requests and present you with advertising that we believe will be of interest or useful to you.

Your privacy is important and we are committed to protecting information that identifies you personally, where you have chosen to keep it private ("Personal Information"). We will only share Personal Information that you provide outside the public areas of the Services in the following circumstances:

  •  Consent.  When you consent or direct Zill Home to share the Personal Information.
  • Service providers to Zill Home. When Zill Home hires a service provider to help operate the Services or our business, Zill Home may give access to Personal Information only as necessary to perform the service for Zill Home, and subject to the terms of this privacy policy.
  • Partners with whom we conduct business.  Zill Home may give business partners access to Personal Information only as necessary to offer products and services with those business partners, and subject to the terms of this privacy policy.
  • Legal obligation or protection from harm.  When Zill Home has a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the Personal Information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any requirement of law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce or investigate a potential violation of the Terms of Use, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise respond to fraud, security or technical concerns, (d) support auditing and compliance functions, or (e) protect the rights, property, or safety of Zill Home, its users, or the public against harm.
  • Merger or sale.  If and when Zill Home is involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of transfer or sale of some or all of its business, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding. Personal Information may be transferred along with the business.

When you provide public information without identifying yourself, we will protect your personal identity as described above. If your account profile does not identify you personally, Zill Home won't reveal your identity to third parties except in accordance with this policy. You should keep in mind that the information that you choose to provide in a public area of the Services (such as your profile page or the discussion forums) will not be protected by this privacy policy because you have made an active choice to make that information public.  We are not responsible for any Personal Information you choose to submit in any public area of the Services.

When we deliver ads based on data about your use of the Services, we keep your identity anonymous. We won't identify you personally to third parties, except in accordance with this privacy policy. Of course, if you choose to respond to an advertised offer with your name and contact information, you will no longer be anonymous to the advertiser.  Further, while we do not share your Personal Information with third parties unless permitted above, World Links may share aggregate anonymous information with third-parties. This information does not personally identify individuals, but instead provides a helpful understanding of the groups of people who prefer certain types of information and services.

Real Estate Information

Zill Home strives to provide open and transparent information about real estate markets. For example, we may make available past sales prices for homes, and may allow any user to post a question or answer about a given home. Many times, this information is already publicly available. As long as discussion surrounds real estate and not individuals, we intend to keep this information freely available through the Services. Where a professional participates in the World Links communities, we may also allow users to comment on the professional.

Email Management

You may receive email from Zill Home for a variety of reasons - for example, if you took an action through the Services. We respect your desire to manage email correspondence. If you have an account with Zill Home, you can select your preferences through your account settings. Also, you can manage your receipt of some types of communication by following the instructions included in the email we send you. Please note that, even if you unsubscribe from certain email correspondences, we may still need to email you with important transactional or administrative information.

Behavioral Advertising

We may participate in behavioral advertising. This means that, for example, when you use the Services, we or third party service providers or advertisers may use cookies (that they collect or that we provide to them) or other similar technologies to collect information about your use of the Services (including mobile applications) or your online activities over time and across different Web sites. Collected information may include the content you view, the date and time that you view this content, and the Web site that referred you to the Services, and this information may be associated with your unique browser, device identifier, or Internet Protocol address. These practices help tailor advertisements that are relevant and useful to you. These tailored advertisements may appear on the Services or on other websites, applications or properties. 

In addition, if you have provided your email address to us, we may use a scrambled, unreadable form (a hash) of your email address to deliver tailored advertisements to you on the Services or on other websites, including via Facebook’s Custom Audience Feature or other similar Facebook tools. We will not share your email address with Facebook. Click here to learn about how you can control the ads you see on Facebook.

You may opt-out of cookie tracking and analysis as described in the section below entitled ‘Opting Out of Collection of Information’. The Services do not otherwise respond to ‘do not track’ signals.

Opting Out of Collection of Information by Third Parties

Zill Home’ third-party ad servers, ad network providers, and third-party advertisers (the "Zill Home Ad Providers") may provide you with advertisements that you may see on the Services or on other affiliated websites. To improve the relevancy and help measure the effectiveness of such advertisements, the Zill Home Ad Providers may use cookies, Web beacons, clear .gifs or similar technologies. These are used to record users' activity, such as the pages visited, and to learn what types of information are of most interest to the users.

Zill Home Ad Providers.  Use of these technologies by Zill Home Ad Providers is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by our privacy policy. For more information regarding the choices you have about these technologies (such as opting-out), click here to learn about Zill Home Ad Providers participating in the Network Advertising Initiative, and click here to learn about the World Links Ad Providers participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance.

Zill Home may have relationships with the following services: Advertising.comAtlas, DoubleClickGoogleInterceptRight Media, BlueKaiXaxis and Microsoft Advertising. The Network Advertising Initiative and Digital Advertising Alliance offer some centralized opt-out tools; otherwise you must visit each provider's website individually and opt out.

Zill Home Marketing Service Providers.  If you do not want Zill Home and its marketing services providers to follow your usage of our Services via cookies and Web beacons, you can opt out of Cookies/Web beacons from: comScoreGoogle AnalyticsOmniture and Yahoo! Opting out of these services does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the service from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your Web preferences and usage patterns.  Please note that, if you opt out and later delete your cookies, use a different browser, or use a different computer or other electronic device, you will need to renew your opt-out choices.

Location Data

Zill Home can provide you with helpful information based on where you are. If you tell Zill Home where you are (e.g., by allowing your mobile device to send Zill Home your location), Zill Home may use that information to provide you with location-based information and advertising. If you wish to deactivate this feature, you can disable location services on your mobile device.

Third-Party Websites

Throughout the Services, we may link to the websites of other companies and/or individuals. Further, certain functionalities on the Services may involve the distribution of your listing information to third-party websites. These third-party websites may collect Personal Information about users on those websites, and Zill Home’ privacy policy does not extend to these external websites and third parties. Please refer directly to these third parties and websites regarding their privacy policies.

Children Under the Age of 13

Zill Home will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any person under the age of 13. The Services are not designed to attract the attention of persons under the age of 13.

Storage, Security and Retention of Information

You acknowledge that Personal Information will be processed and stored by Zill Home in databases hosted in the United States. Zill Home has taken reasonable steps to protect the information users share with us, including, but not limited to, setup of processes, equipment and software to avoid unauthorized access or disclosure of this information. No transmission of information via the Internet can be entirely secure, however, so please always use caution when submitting Personal Information.

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as you have an active account, as needed to provide you with the Services, to comply with our legal, financial reporting, or compliance obligations, and to enforce this privacy policy.

Contacting Zill Home

You can access, update, and delete Personal Information you provide to Zill Home in your account profile by logging into your account or emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..'; document.getElementById('cloak55598').innerHTML += ''+addy_text55598+'<\/a>'; //--> While we are ready to assist you in managing the Personal Information you provide to us, we cannot always delete records due to financial reporting, compliance, or other reasons.

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Please note that this policy may be amended from time to time. You should check back for the most current version before relying on any of the provisions in this privacy policy. By using the Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

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