Terms OF USE



Effective date: December 1st, 2017

Welcome to SkySlope.  Please read on to learn the rules and restrictions that govern your use of our website(s), products, services and applications (the “Services”).  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these terms or the Services, please contact us by email at support@skyslope.com or by phone at 1-800-507-4117.  SkySlope is located at 825 K Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814.

These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) are a binding contract between you and SkySlope, Inc. (“SkySlope,” “we” and “us”).   You must agree to and accept all of the Terms, or you don’t have the right to use the Services.  Your using the Services in any way means that you agree to all of these Terms, and these Terms will remain in effect while you use the Services.  These Terms include the provisions in this document, as well as those in the Privacy Policy and Copyright Dispute Policy.


Will these Terms ever change?

We are constantly trying to improve our Services, so these Terms may need to change along with the Services.  We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time, but if we do, we will bring it to your attention by placing a notice on the SkySlope.com website, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means.

If you don’t agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them; unfortunately, that means you will no longer be able to use the Services.  If you use the Services in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes.

Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.


What about my privacy?

SkySlope takes the privacy of its users very seriously.  For the current SkySlope Privacy Policy, please click here.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that online service providers obtain parental consent before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13.  We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13; if you are a child under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information about yourself to us.  If we learn we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.  If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at support@skyslope.com.


What are the basics of using SkySlope?

SkySlope’s Services include an internet-based real estate transaction management software integrated suite of tools providing a computerized means by which agents, brokers, administrators, administrative assistants, transaction coordinators, and auditors store, draft, manage, and archive real estate transactions.

In order to use the Services, you will be required to register for an account, and select a password and user name (“SkySlope User ID”).  You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself.  You may not transfer, sell, distribute, or otherwise provide your account to anyone else without our prior written permission.

You represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract.  If you’re agreeing to these Terms on behalf of an organization or entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms on that organization or entity’s behalf and bind them to these Terms (in which case, the references to “you” and “your” in these Terms, except for in this sentence, refer to that organization or entity).

Except as otherwise expressly permitted by SkySlope, you will only use the Services for your own internal, personal, non-commercial use, and not on behalf of or for the benefit of any third party, and only in a manner that complies with all laws that apply to you.  If your use of the Services is prohibited by applicable laws, then you aren’t authorized to use the Services.  We can’t and won’t be responsible for your using the Services in a way that breaks the law.

You will not share your account or password with anyone, and you must protect the security of your account and your password.  You’re responsible for any activity associated with your account.

Using the SMS features

SMS (text messaging) is an optional component of the Services. You may incur additional charges from your individual mobile service provider; SkySlope is not responsible for these charges. SkySlope is not liable for any SMS errors, delays, or missed, deleted or late-received messages.

Your use of the Services is subject to the following additional restrictions:

You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not contribute any Content or User Submission (each of those terms is defined below) or otherwise use the Services or interact with the Services in a manner that:

  1. Infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else (including SkySlope);
  2. Violates any law or regulation, including, without limitation, any applicable export control laws;
  3. Is harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;
  4. Jeopardizes the security of your SkySlope account or anyone else’s (such as allowing someone else to log in to the Services as you);
  5. Attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user;
  6. Violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes;
  7. Runs Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Services, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged into the Services, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of the Services (including by placing an unreasonable load on the Services’ infrastructure);
  8. “Crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data, or portion of or relating to the Services or Content (through use of manual or automated means);
  9. Copies or stores any significant portion of the Content;
  10. Decompiles, reverse engineers, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Services.

A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for suspension and/or termination of your right to use or access the Services.  


What are my rights in the Services?

The materials displayed or performed or available on or through the Services, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, articles, photos, images, illustrations, User Submissions, and so forth (all of the foregoing, the “Content”) are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws.  You promise to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content you access through the Services, and you won’t use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell, commercialize or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content not owned by you, (i) without the prior consent of the owner of that Content or (ii) in a way that violates someone else’s (including SkySlope’s) rights.

You may not access the Services if you are a direct competitor of SkySlope, except with SkySlope’s prior written consent. In addition, you may not access the Services for purposes of monitoring its availability, performance or functionality, or for any other benchmarking or competitive purposes.

You understand that SkySlope owns the Services. You won’t modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as expressly provided in this Section), create derivative works based on, or otherwise exploit any of the Services.

The Services may allow you to copy or download certain Content; please remember that just because this functionality exists, doesn’t mean that all the restrictions above don’t apply – they do!


Do I have to grant any licenses to SkySlope or to other users?

Anything you post, upload, share, store, or otherwise provide through the Services, such as documents is your “User Submission.” Subject to the licenses below, you will retain full ownership of your User Submissions.  SkySlope does not claim ownership of your User Submissions.  

In order to provide the Services to you, you grant us a license access, process, translate, modify, reproduce, display, and distribute your User Submissions in order to operate the Services and to make such User Submissions accessible to you and anyone you choose to share them with.  You agree that the foregoing licenses are non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, and sublicensable.  Please note that all of the foregoing licenses are subject to our Privacy Policy to the extent they relate to User Submissions that are also your personally-identifiable information.

If you choose to provide us with any feedback, suggestions, improvements, enhancements, and/or feature requests relating to the Services (“Feedback”), you agree that SkySlope owns and is free to exploit such Feedback in connection with the Services and/or otherwise in connection with SkySlope’s business.  


What if I see something on the Services that infringes my copyright?

You may have heard of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), as it relates to online service providers, like SkySlope, being asked to remove material that allegedly violates someone’s copyright.  We respect others’ intellectual property rights, and we reserve the right to delete or disable Content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate the accounts of repeat alleged infringers; to review our complete Copyright Dispute Policy and learn how to report potentially infringing content, click here.  To learn more about the DMCA, click here.


Who is responsible for what I see and do on the Services?

Any information or content publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Services is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated.  You access all such information and content at your own risk, and we aren’t liable for any errors or omissions in that information or content or for any damages or loss you might suffer in connection with it.   

You are responsible for all Content you contribute, in any manner, to the Services, and you represent and warrant you have all rights necessary to do so, in the manner in which you contribute it.  You will keep all your registration information accurate and current.  You are responsible for all your activity in connection with the Services and for your User Submissions.

The Services may contain links or connections to third party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by SkySlope. When you access third party websites or use third party services, you accept that there are risks in doing so, and that SkySlope is not responsible for such risks.

SkySlope has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, privacy policies, or practices of or opinions expressed in any third party websites or by any third party that you interact with through the Services. In addition, SkySlope will not and cannot monitor, verify, censor or edit the content of any third party site or service. By using the Services, you release and hold us harmless from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website or service.

Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You agree that SkySlope shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.

If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between users and any third party, you agree that SkySlope is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you release SkySlope, its officers, employees, agents, and successors from claims, demands, and damages of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our Services. If you are a California resident, you shall and hereby do waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”


Will SkySlope ever change the Services?

We’re always trying to improve the Services, so they may change over time.  We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Services.  We reserve the right to remove any Content or User Submissions from the Services at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if someone alleges you contributed that User Submission or Content in violation of these Terms), in our sole discretion, and without notice.


Do the Services cost anything?

The Services are currently subscription-based, but we reserve the right to implement other pricing models in the future. You agree to pay all applicable fees in connection with your subscription including any applicable taxes that we do not collect on your behalf.

Please see our website for our current posted fees.  However, note that any individual or special fee arrangements (e.g., those specified in an Order Form) will not be posted and are SkySlope’s confidential information. We reserve the right to modify our fees at any time for any reason upon notice to you through posting on our website, or notification by email or other means. Any increase in fees will become effective beginning with the next subscription period.

If you do not pay all subscription fees when due, or if we are otherwise unable to collect payment from you for the Services, we reserve the right to immediately suspend or terminate your access to the Services until we receive such payment.

We may from time to time add features, products, and/or services for which we may charge additional fees. We will not charge you for such additional features, products, and/or services without first obtaining your consent.


What if I want to stop using the Services?

If you are a paying subscriber, your termination rights are as set forth in your Order Form.  If you are not paying for the Services, you are free to stop using the Services at any time by contacting us at support@skyslope.com; please refer to our Privacy Policy, as well as the licenses above, to understand how we treat information you provide to us after you have stopped using our Services.  Account termination may result in destruction of any Content associated with your account, so keep that in mind before you decide to terminate your account.  

SkySlope is also free to terminate (or suspend access to) your use of the Services or your account, for any reason in our discretion, including your breach of these Terms.   SkySlope has the sole right to decide whether you are in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in these Terms.  We will try to provide advance notice to you prior to our terminating your account so that you are able to retrieve any important User Submissions you may have stored in your account (to the extent allowed by law and these Terms), but we may not do so if we determine it would be impractical, illegal, not in the interest of someone’s safety or security, or otherwise harmful to the rights or property of SkySlope. SkySlope reserves the right to impose a reconnection fee in the event you are suspended and thereafter request access to the Services.

If you have deleted your account by mistake, contact us immediately at support@skyslope.com– we will try to help, but unfortunately, we can’t promise that we can recover or restore anything.

Provisons that, by their nature, should survive termination of these Terms shall survive termination.  By way of example, all of the following will survive termination: any obligation you have to pay us or indemnify us, any limitations on our liability, any terms regarding ownership or intellectual property rights, and terms regarding disputes between us.


I use the SkySlope App available via the Apple App Store – should I know anything about that?

These Terms apply to your use of all the Services, including without limitation the iPhone, iTouch, iWatch, and iPad applications available via the Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) App Store (the “Application”), but the following additional terms also apply to the Application:

  1. Both you and SkySlope acknowledge that the Terms are concluded between you and SkySlope only, and not with Apple, and that Apple is not responsible for the Application or the Content;
  2. The Application is licensed to you on a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable basis, solely to be used in connection with the Services for your private, personal, non-commercial use, subject to all the terms and conditions of these Terms as they are applicable to the Services;
  3. You will only use the Application in connection with an Apple device that you own or control;
  4. You acknowledge and agree that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Application;
  5. In the event of any failure of the Application to conform to any applicable warranty, including those implied by law, you may notify Apple of such failure; upon notification, Apple’s sole warranty obligation to you will be to refund to you the purchase price, if any, of the Application;
  6. You acknowledge and agree that SkySlope, and not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims you or any third party may have in relation to the Application;
  7. You acknowledge and agree that, in the event of any third party claim that the Application or your possession and use of the Application infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, SkySlope, and not Apple, will be responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such infringement claim;
  8. You represent and warrant that you are not located in a country subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and that you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties;
  9. Both you and SkySlope acknowledge and agree that, in your use of the Application, you will comply with any applicable third party terms of agreement which may affect or be affected by such use; and
  10. Both you and SkySlope acknowledge and agree that Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these Terms, and that upon your acceptance of these Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as the third party beneficiary hereof.

What else do I need to know?

Warranty Disclaimer.  Neither SkySlope nor its licensors or suppliers make any representations or warranties concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Services, and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services.  We (and our licensors and suppliers) make no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products offered or purchased through the Services.  Products and services purchased or offered (whether or not following such recommendations and suggestions) through the Services are provided “AS IS” and without any warranty of any kind from SkySlope or others (unless, with respect to such others only, provided expressly and unambiguously in writing by a designated third party for a specific product).  THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED BY SKYSLOPE (AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS) ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR  A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.  SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


Indemnity.  To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, you agree to indemnify and hold SkySlope, its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and partners harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to any third party claims relating to any actual or alleged violation or breach of any of the representations, warranties, agreements or promises made by you herein. In the event of such a claim, suit, or action (“Claim”), we will attempt to provide notice of the Claim to the contact information we have for your account (provided that failure to deliver such notice shall not eliminate or reduce your indemnification obligations hereunder).

Assignment.  You may not assign, delegate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your Services account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without SkySlope’s prior written consent.  We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without consent.

Choice of Law; Arbitration.  These Terms are governed by and will be construed under the laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof.  Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms shall be finally settled in Sacramento County, California, in English, in accordance with the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with such Rules. Judgment upon the award rendered by such arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing obligation to arbitrate disputes, each party shall have the right to pursue injunctive or other equitable relief at any time, from any court of competent jurisdiction. For all purposes of this Agreement, the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state or federal courts located in, respectively, Sacramento County, California, or the Northern District of California. Any arbitration under these Terms will take place on an individual basis: class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted.  YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND COMPANY ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.

Miscellaneous.  You will be responsible for paying, withholding, filing, and reporting all taxes, duties, and other governmental assessments associated with your activity in connection with the Services, provided that the SkySlope may, in its sole discretion, do any of the foregoing on your behalf or for itself as it sees fit.  The failure of either you or us to exercise, in any way, any right herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.  If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated, to the minimum extent necessary, so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.  You and SkySlope agree that these Terms and your Order Form are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding between you and SkySlope, and that it supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you are not an employee, agent, partner, or joint venture of SkySlope, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind SkySlope in any respect whatsoever.

Except as expressly set forth in the section above regarding the Apple Application, you and SkySlope agree there are no third party beneficiaries intended under these Terms.

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