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Terms & Conditions

By accessing or utilizing this website, you unconditionally accept and consent to abide by the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Use"). Unless otherwise specified, AkiyaBanks reserves the right to make amendments to these Terms of Use at its sole discretion, with immediate effect upon modification. Your continued access or use of this website subsequent to the posting of updated Terms of Use implies your acceptance and agreement to all such changes. If you do not concur with these Terms of Use, you are not authorized to access or employ this site.

AkiyaBanks: AkiyaBanks functions as an apartment listing service that facilitates the advertising of one or more Chicago apartments for rent, provided users adhere to and acknowledge these Terms of Use. AkiyaBanks does not engage in real estate brokerage, levy commissions, negotiate leases, schedule showings, endorse landlords or tenants, process rent payments, or guarantee apartment safety or habitability (please see the "Disclaimer Of Warranties" below). AkiyaBanks merely offers a platform for communication between renters and landlords.

License: AkiyaBanks grants you a revocable, non-exclusive, and limited license to use this website, as long as it aligns with these Terms of Use. This license may be terminated by AkiyaBanks at its discretion, with or without notice, for any reason.

Conduct: You commit not to post any content, including text, images, videos, hyperlinks, or files that: (i) contains offensive, racist, discriminatory, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, libelous, defamatory, or abusive elements; (ii) infringes upon privacy or publicity rights; (iii) attempts to impersonate another person; (iv) incites or threatens violence; (v) breaches federal, state, or local real estate laws; (vi) contravenes the Illinois Real Estate License Act; (vii) violates multiple listing service rules; (viii) duplicates existing advertisements; (ix) disseminates false or deceptive information; or (x) infringes upon intellectual property rights. You also warrant that any content you post complies with these obligations and that you possess the necessary rights and permissions. AkiyaBanks reserves the right to delete non-compliant listings without issuing refunds.

Website Access: You agree not to attempt unauthorized access to AkiyaBanks' server or employ automated mechanisms to access, scrape, or crawl this website for any purpose. You also undertake not to engage in activities that disrupt the functionality of the AkiyaBanks system or attempt to interfere with the website's code.

Listings: By posting an apartment for rent, you affirm that you are authorized to do so, intend to lease the apartment at the specified terms, will provide the property's physical address, and will not advertise more than one apartment or any unrelated products or services. AkiyaBanks reserves the right to edit listings. You must promptly remove listings upon finding a renter and ensure you have the rights to post all content in your listing.

Spamming: Harvesting email addresses for purposes other than renting or listing an apartment or contacting AkiyaBanks regarding website operation is prohibited. Unsolicited commercial email transmission is regulated by applicable laws.

Third-Party Websites: Links to third-party websites are available during your use of AkiyaBanks' website. Once you leave the AkiyaBanks domain, you proceed at your own risk, and AkiyaBanks disclaims responsibility for any transactions, products, services, or incidents outside its website. This disclaimer also applies to incidents occurring while using the AkiyaBanks website.

Privacy Policy: Your acceptance of these Terms of Use includes understanding and agreement with AkiyaBanks' Privacy Policy.

Copyrights: You grant AkiyaBanks a worldwide license to use, modify, store, display, distribute, or create derivative works from content you post. All content on AkiyaBanks' website, including user-generated content, is protected by copyright and intellectual property laws. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

Software: AkiyaBanks owns the website's software, protected by copyright and intellectual property laws. Unauthorized use may result in legal action.

Disclaimer Of Warranties: Your use of AkiyaBanks' website is at your own risk. AkiyaBanks provides the website "as-is" and disclaims all warranties, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. AkiyaBanks does not guarantee the completeness, accuracy, reliability, virus-free nature, or safety of apartments listed. It also does not guarantee successful renting or tenant reliability.

Limitation On Liability: AkiyaBanks is not responsible for user-generated content and does not pre-approve it. AkiyaBanks is not liable for any damages, including direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages arising from website usage. This limitation of liability is subject to applicable law.

Indemnification: You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold AkiyaBanks and its officers, directors, agents, members, managers, and employees harmless from liability, including legal fees, related to your website use or violation of these Terms of Use.

Infringement: If you believe your copyright is violated, please notify AkiyaBanks via email with "Notice Of Copyright Infringement" in the subject line, including specific details, contact information, and a statement under penalty of perjury.

Equal Opportunity: AkiyaBanks complies with anti-discrimination laws. Landlords and users are required to avoid discriminatory content. AkiyaBanks reserves protection under the Communications Decency Act.

Refunds: AkiyaBanks generally does not issue refunds except for duplicate listings, fraud, or abuse, at its discretion. Refund requests must be made within two business days.

Miscellaneous: These Terms of Use are governed by Illinois law. You consent to jurisdiction in Cook County, Illinois, and agree to file any claims within one year in Cook County. If any provision is unenforceable, the remaining terms apply. AkiyaBanks' failure to enforce a provision does not waive its rights. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between the parties.

Last Updated: September 2023

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