Terms Of Use Policy

Terms of Use and Legal Restrictions

Please read these terms carefully before using this website. Using this website indicates that you understand and accept these terms. Do not use this website if you do not accept or understand these terms.

1. Legal Terms

1. All content on this website is owned or permission to use has been obtained by the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO).

2. The sections dealing with RECO as an organization, the Board of Directors, registration, news, the insurance program, education, real estate board course listings, consumer information, the online search, CCD, Code of Ethics decisions and appeal decisions, and CCD summaries on this site are intended for private, non-commercial use.

3. Any commercial use of the material or data including any publications, articles, RECO's name, trademark or logos, on this website in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, without prior written consent of RECO is specifically forbidden.

4. Deep linking to this website is strictly prohibited without the prior written authority of RECO.

5. Subject to these Terms of Use, users may print or otherwise save individual pages for private use.

6. The information, data or material that is contained on this website may not be used, downloaded, duplicated, redistributed, retransmitted, removed, modified or altered in any respect, merged with other data or be supplemented with additional information or published in any form, in whole or in part for commercial use.

7. OREA and its member real estate boards have obtained RECO's prior permission to download, duplicate and distribute materials on the RECO website for permitted uses only.

8. The user acknowledges that he/she does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading RECO website material.

9. By accessing this site, or by downloading the data, the user confirms agreement with and acceptance of the foregoing and aforementioned terms of use.

2. Lawful Use

If you wish to request RECO's prior written consent (which may be withheld in RECO's sole discretion) to use any information, material or data for commercial use, please contact RECO at communications@reco.on.ca. Users of the RECO website shall use the website for lawful purposes only. The user shall not post or transmit through the website any material which:

1.  disrupts or interferes with another person's use of this site;

2.  is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable;

3.  encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any law; or

4. contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services, unless RECO has expressly approved such material in advance of its transmission.

3. Intellectual Property

RECO owns the RECO trademark that is displayed on this site. Nothing contained on this site gives any user the right or licence to use any trademark displayed on this site without the express permission of RECO. This site is protected by copyright. Users are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works or using any content available on or through the RECO website for commercial or public purposes.

4. Links and Third Party Content

Deep linking to this website is strictly prohibited without the prior written authority of RECO.

Links on the RECO website to third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience. If you use these links, you will leave the RECO website. RECO is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to RECO's website. RECO does not control any of these sites or their content and RECO does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, as well as any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this website, you do this entirely at your own risk.

5. Disclaimer of Liability and Warranty

While RECO makes every effort to ensure that the material on this site is current and accurate, RECO cannot guarantee that the website will be free from errors. In addition, RECO reserves the right to terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the website, including the availability of features, at any time without notice or liability. You acknowledge that your use or reliance on the RECO website or materials is at your own risk.

The RECO website is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title or implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

6. Controlling Law

The Terms of Use and Legal Restrictions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario, and laws of Canada, without regard to its conflict of law rules. Any cause of action of any nature arising out of the Terms of Use and Legal Restrictions shall be brought in the City of Toronto, and Province of Ontario, Canada.

7. Revisions to the Terms of Use and Legal Restrictions

RECO may at any time revise the Terms of Use and Legal Restrictions by updating the website. All users of this site are bound by these terms of use and legal restrictions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review any changes to these requirements.

If you have any comments or questions about RECO's Terms of Use and Legal Restrictions, or how it pertains to this website, please contact:

Real Estate Council of Ontario
3300 Bloor Street West
West Tower, Suite 1200
Toronto, ON M8X 2X2

Tel: 416-207-4800
Toll-free: 1-800-245-6910
Fax: 416-207-4820

E-mail: communications@reco.on.ca

Last revised: June 2013

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