RISMedia’s Housecall Blog Privacy Policy/Terms & Conditions

“Housecall” is RISMedia’s official blog site. RISMedia recognizes the importance of protecting the personal information you provide to websites owned and/or controlled by RISMedia Inc. Thus, we maintain the following privacy policy and copyright terms of use for Housecall content:

Terms for Housecall Content Sharing

Articles posted on RISMedia’s Housecall blog may be shared in the following ways only:

The sharing of Housecall content is encouraged through any social media outlet via URL sharing, Share buttons, Retweets, etc. Content may also be shared via each post’s individual social media sharing buttons found on the Housecall site. These buttons can be found underneath blog headlines, to the right of our author bylines, and also include options to email content to others and re-blog information via WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, and many more. All re-blogs must be done using the official button on each post (Click the orange box with the plus sign).

RISMedia/Housecall is open to discussing content partnerships with brokers, agents, real estate vendors, or other industry-related publications and blogs. Interested parties may use our contact form and someone will be in touch shortly.

General Content Terms/Privacy Policy

All content submitted to RISMedia’s Housecall blog for publication is considered proprietary to RISMedia and may be used in any of its products and services, including but not limited to RISMedia’s websites, e-newsletters, content licensing or membership-based network platforms including RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), Top 5 in Real Estate Network, RISMedia's Housecall and REsource Real Estate Content Solutions and RISMedia’s Content Solutions.

At any time, RISMedia may store, resize, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, transfer, access or remove submitted content for any purpose that RISMedia considers necessary, in its sole discretion. Those submitting content will be solely responsible for providing accurate information and guaranteeing RISMedia’s use of content will not infringe on any third party rights. RISMedia will not provide compensation for submitted content. RISMedia may use the content as necessary, in the opinion of RISMedia, for the promotion of its websites and services.

Photos and images submitted to RISMedia’s Housecall must have prior permission to be reprinted. It is the responsibility of the contributor to get reprint permission for any photos or images submitted to Housecall for inclusion with post. RISMedia is not responsible for monetary damages that may result from images submitted without proper approval.

Unauthorized Use

All content published on Houscall is property of and copyrighted to RISMedia, Inc. and the Relocation Information Service, Inc. and may not be used in any way or reprinted without the expressed written permission from RISMedia. Any unauthorized use of content published on RISMedia.com will be subject to prosecution and the user will be liable for any damages that occur as a result.

Unauthorized use of RISMedia’s Housecall website, content, or our systems, including, but not limited to, unauthorized entry into our systems, misuse of passwords or misuse of any other information, is strictly prohibited. Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the website is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized persons attempting to access these areas of the website may be subject to prosecution.

You may not use RISMedia’s Housecall website or the content in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any RISMedia website or service or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the website or the content. You shall not introduce, nor permit any person to introduce into the website or content, any code or malicious or hidden mechanisms that would impair the operation of the website or content, or of cur computers, networks, or other devices or software. We reserve the right to disable any unauthorized links or frames and specifically disclaim any responsibility for the content available on any other websites linked to our website.

Reader Rewards

RISMedia, Inc. sweepstakes and/or contests (e.g., RIS Reader Rewards, #RISReaderRewards) are open only to individual legal residents of the 50 United States of America and the District of Columbia who, at the time of entry, are age 18 or older. RISMedia reserves the right to promote all sweepstakes and/or contests using any of its services or products, including, but not limited to, RISMedia’s websites, e-newsletters and social media networks.

All information submitted through sweepstakes and/or contests will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy. RISMedia takes perpetual, irrevocable ownership of all sweepstakes and/or contest entries upon submission. By submitting an entry, you hereby authorize RISMedia to use it in any of its services or products, including future articles, promotions or advertisements.

Sweepstakes and/or contest participants will not be required to purchase or otherwise provide payment to enter or claim and/or receive a prize. Prizes are not transferable or divisible. No substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted.

If sweepstakes and/or contest winners fail to provide contact information within seven (7) business days of notification, or are deemed ineligible to participate, their prize will be forfeited and another participant may be selected as a winner.

RISMedia reserves the right to cancel sweepstakes and/or contests at any time, for any reason, without notice. Except where prohibited by law, each participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action in response to RISMedia sweepstakes and/or contests will be resolved without resort to litigation.


All comments posted to articles on RISMedia’s Housecall are subject to review and approval by RISMedia and may be taken down at the discretion of RISMedia at any time.

Advertising Terms

Some of our sites contain advertising placed by advertising networks pursuant to agreements between RISMedia and the advertising network. We do not control these advertising networks, the sites of third parties reached through links on our site or their information collection practices and RISMedia will not be responsible for the activities of these third parties. The advertising network uses cookies to collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you click on the banner ads appearing on our sites. This information is collected by the advertising network for purposes of measuring and reporting on the advertising to advertisers and RISMedia. The advertising network may also aggregate the information for certain other statistical and reporting purposes.

If you have any questions regarding these terms, please email online@rismedia.com.

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