Terms & General Conditions of Use
Ao utilizar ou aceder ao nosso Portal, Look4homes.eu, o utilizador aceita, sem reservas, os nossos Termos & Condições, bem como as nossas Políticas de Cancelamento e Privacidade.
Please, carefully read our Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policies, as they contain important information about your legal rights, resources and obligations. They also include several limitations and exclusions, a clause governing the applicable law, jurisdiction and prescription period.
All Owners must understand how the law works in their respective countries/cities, since in some cases there are laws that restrict the ability to receive paying guests for short periods of time. All owners should check whether it is necessary to ask for some kind of license /permission before advertising in our website.
Last updated on: May 10th, 2015.
1. Look4homes.eu is just a website for online promoting and publicizing
We expect all users to be responsible using the website and concluding leases/sales after the publication of an AD. We do not own or manage the real estate advertised on the website and we are not responsible for any contract related to the same. The website is merely an online platform that allows owners, individuals and property administrators to publish their lease ads, sales and exchanges.
Consequently, all or part of the contracts actually or potentially concluded between the tenants and the owners are the sole responsibility, in particular as regards the quality, safety or legality of the properties offered, authenticity or truthfulness of the ads (including its content, the opinions or comments posted in the guest’s book).
We are also not responsible for the condition of the holiday homes offered in our website or compliance with laws or regulations that may apply to a particular holiday in a country.
2. Website usage license
It is granted to all registered users, a license that allows access and usage of all existing content on the website, and if for some reason all existing recommendations in the Terms and Conditions are not met, the license can be revoked immediately. It is forbidden any usage of the website that does not meet these Terms or is not authorized by us in writing.
3. Unauthorized use of the website
The website usage license granted to the users as a result of the Terms and Conditions of the website does not include the right of collection, aggregation, copying, duplication, display or use of the website, or the right to use prospecting tools of data or similar collection tools and data retrieval without our prior written permission.
The Unauthorized use of the website also includes, without limitation, the uses listed below:
- Any commercial use (by others except members with a valid registration) of the website or any content relating to it;
- Any use of the website or its tools and services to sell, lease or book a property that is not offered through a valid registration;
- To copy, reproduce, distribute or transmit any part of the contents in any way;
- Sell, transfer or sublicense any part of the website to third parties;
- Using the website for purposes other than placing ads for sale, long and short term accommodations and sending requests for legitimate information to our members;
- Using the website in a fraudulent or misleading way, to post or transmit information that is in any way false, fraudulent or misleading. This includes the fact that to make a reservation or a request for information under false pretenses, practice activities similar to phishing or likely to incur in criminal or civil responsibility of the author of the activities.
4. Property Rights and downloads of information from the website
As a part of the request for information about the real estate, it’s acceptable only for your personal, noncommercial use and not for distribution, download, exhibit and/or print a copy of any part of the website, you must play our mentions copyright as follows: "Look4homes® is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. » In the part of the website you want to download, display or print.
5. Identity Verification
It is very difficult to verify the identity of the internet users and we can’t confirm the claimed identity of each user.
Therefore, we ask you to keep your password and your username safe and confidential. If you have any questions regarding the following situations, please do the following:
i) If you suspect that an unauthorized person was able to see this information (let us know and change your password);
ii) If you are contacted by someone asking for your username and password (let us know and we advise you don’t reveal your data to anyone);
If you do not follow our recommendations or don’t protect your data adequately, you will be responsible for all operations carried out by third parties to your account, including any fraudulent transactions.
Every user agrees that the website and its administrators will not be liable for misuse or unauthorized transactions made through the user’s account. The unauthorized use of your username and password may incur in your responsibility.
In addition, the website reserves the right to suspend or delete the account of a user or their ads at any time and without notice, if we suspect that your password or account is used in an unauthorized or fraudulent manner.
6. Liabilities relating to the content supplied by users
We are not obligated to carry out a prior check of the information published on the website by members or other users (including, without limitation, comments on the properties) and we are not responsible for such inserted content. However, we reserve the right to not allow the disclosure or remove any content published by the user who does not comply with our rules or that violates the Terms and Conditions.
7. Warranty limitations
We do not guarantee that the functions contained in the website, the materials or existing content on it are uninterrupted or free of anomalies and that the server that makes it available ensure that it is free from harmful elements.
The user acknowledges and agrees that transmissions intended for the website or made through it are not confidential and can be intersected and read by third parties.
8. Limit of responsibility (disclaimer)
You acknowledge and agree that, within the limits permitted by law, the risks arising from the access and use of the website, app, services and collective content, are your responsibility.
In the event of a dispute with one or more users, each User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless, charges and expenses of any kind, the website and any member of the group, as well as all of the people and related entities.
If the company is forced to take some responsibility, the monetary value may not exceed the profits obtained from this User/Customer during the year in question, and if there has been no profits, the value can’t exceed one hundred Euros.
9. Applicable Law , Jurisdiction and Prescription Period
All Services and Usage Rights set out in this document are in case of disputes brought before the Portuguese courts, so you agree that any dispute between us will be governed by Portuguese law, without taking into account the principles on conflicts of laws.
Any action likely to bring under this document or in connection with your use of the website must be made before the Portuguese courts in the period of 1 year after the occurrence of the event giving rise to the action in question.
10. General Provisions
The Website, App and/or Services are intended exclusively for people over 18 years. Any access or use of the Website, App or Services by anyone under 18 is prohibited. By accessing or using the Website, App or Services, you represent and warrant that you have more than 18 years.
11. User Conduct Policy
You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for compliance with any and all laws, rules, regulations and tax obligations that can be applied by using the website, App, Services and Collectives Contents. In connection with the use of the Website, App, Services and Collectives Contents, you agree that you will not:
i ) violate any local/state/provincial/national or any other law or regulation or any order of a court;
ii ) Use the Website, App, Services or Collective Content for any commercial purpose or for other purposes not expressly permitted by these Terms;
iii ) Copy, store, or in any other way access any information contained on the Website, App, Services or Collective Content for purposes not expressly permitted by these Terms;
iv) Violate the rights of any person or entity, including, without limitation, the rights to intellectual property, privacy, publicity or contractual;
v) Interfere or damage our Website, App or Services through the use of viruses, Trojan horses, malicious code, IP spoofing or other methods/similar technology;
vi) Use our Website, App or Services to transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, including, without limitation, photographs of others without their permission, personal contact information or credit, debit, calling card or account numbers;
vii) Use our Website, App, Services or Collective Contents relating to the distribution of commercial and unsolicited email ("spam") or ads unrelated to lodging in a private residence;
viii) Provide/offer any property that you do not have or is not allowed to Sell or Rent;
ix) Subscribe to more than one account or register an account in the name of a different individual ;
x) Contact the Advertiser for any other purpose other than to ask a question related to property or ads in question;
xi) Recruit or solicit any Member or Host to join a third-party sites or services that are competitors to our Website;
xii ) Use the Website to find a property and then make an independent way of reservation in order to avoid the obligation to pay any Service fees for the provision of Look4homes.eu services, or for any other purpose;
xiii ) as Owner, present any advertisement with information like false or misleading prices, or that you do not intend to honor .
• Upload, post or publish any content that:
i) Improperly appropriates or violates a third party patent, author’s rights trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights or publicity/privacy rights;
ii) Violates, or encourage any conduct that would violate any applicable law or regulation which may give rise to civil liability;
iii) Is fraudulent, false, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive;
iv)Promote discrimination, intolerance, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group;
• Access, adulterate or use non-public areas of the Website, App or Services;
• Attempt to detect, scan or test the vulnerability of any system or network;
• Attempt to violate any security or authentication measures;
• Avoid, ignore, remove, disable, harm, decode, or prevent any technological measures implemented by Look4homes.eu to protect the Website, Services, App or Collective Content;
• Encourage or help others to do any of these acts .
The Company has the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above points to the fullest extent of the law.
We reserve the right to access, store and disseminate any information about you if we are compelled by law to do so, or if we believe that it is reasonably necessary, to respond to claims made against our Company, or to comply with court proceedings (e.g. citations or warrants), to be enforceable or manage our contracts with users, fraud prevention, risk assessment, research, customer support, product development and debugging purposes, protect the rights or property of the Website, its members, or members of the public.
12. Eligibility of members and accuracy of information
Our services can only be used by members with capacity to enter into legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you register as a legal person, make sure that you have authority to bind the same to the Additional Terms. Each member certifies the accuracy of the information which is transmitted and compromises to inform the website as soon as possible of any changes to previously reported data. Each member compromises to provide, as soon as possible, the evidence that may be asked, regarding his/hers identity, ownership of the property registered on the website or the ability to publish an advertisement.
May be required by law to comply with specific provisions relating to lease transactions, such as the Consumer Code relating to distance selling or Law number 70-9, of January 2nd, 1970, relating to holiday homes. Members compromise to strictly observe all the obligations applicable to the activities performed through the Website.
13. Registration procedure and right of cancellation
To register as a member, you must:
i) Fill out an electronic form in which you must provide information about your identity (first name, e-mail address, etc.) and choose your username and password;
13.2. Before you create an ad, you should:
i) Verify if you meet the requirements for the publishing process;
ii) Complete an electronic form in which you must provide information about your property location, equipment, photos, price, availability calendar, etc.);
iii ) Verify and choose your payment method (bank transfer or Paypal).
14. Contents and Texts
All contents and texts submitted by members are subjected to our control and approval. We reserve the right to refuse to post any content that, in our opinion, does not comply with these Terms and Conditions or otherwise deem unacceptable. However, we are not required to examine the content and we will not be in any way responsible for loss or damage resulting from the presentation or text placement, content and/or photographs or any change made to those presented by a member contents.
15. Amendments to the content
The user can change the description of his/her ad and add and delete photos, knowing that after each amendment the information provided will remain online, but your changes will only be visible on the website within 24 to 48 hours and after the review and validation of Look4homes.
We reserve the right to refuse the links that refer users to other sites, and to remove links or web addresses of sites without prior notice and at our discretion.
17. Legal obligations applicable to leases
The user acknowledges that he/she is entirely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to any lease on the Website. We exclude any liability in this regard. Your attention is drawn to the fact that, while we do not participate in any lease transaction and we are not responsible for compliance with laws applicable to existing leases in the Website, we can sometimes be legally obliged to provide information on your ad to meet the request the authorities in the context of an investigation, litigation or administrative proceedings and we can choose to fulfill this obligation or not, at our discretion.