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1. Purpose and overview

Propertiesinspain.net (the “Website”, “we” or “us”) is making these terms and conditions (“General Conditions”) available to you. These govern the access to:

  • use and browsing of the website held under the domain Propertiesinspain.net as well as its respective subdomains.

  • the downloading and use of any information, text, images or other content (hereinafter, the “Content”) that you might access from the Website.

Our aim is to increase your awareness of what we do, how our Website works and the services we provide. At Propertiesinspain.net, we truly appreciate our users and the trust you place on us when accessing the Website. Therefore, we would like to give you information about our Website and activity in a clear way.

What is Propertiesinspain.net?

Our Website, hosted under the domain Propertiesinspain.net, and its possible subdomains, contains information about the real estate sector in Spain as well as the listing of properties for sale in Spain (hereinafter the “Services”). The properties listed on the Website can be for sale by particular sellers, professional agents, real estates agencies and real estate developers. Currently the information and graphic elements about each property or real estate development listed on the Website are published directly by the PropertiesinSpain.net webmasters and not directly by the user under registration.

PropertiesinSpain.net is limited to facilitating contact between users offering properties for sale and those who are looking for properties to buy. We do not have any involvement in any transactions that may arise from such contact. We are not a real estate agency or real estate agent, nor are we involved in selling properties listed on the Website.

About the informative activity and content (mainly published in the Blog section of the Website), we want to bring news and advises about the property market in Spain, reviews of properties for sale in Spain and other related topics. This content could include personal opinions and subjective information about the treated topic on every article posted on the Website.

The Website could include advertising from third parties and external advertisers and it could be showed to the User by the implementation on the Website of external tools or advertising managing services (e.g: Google AdSense), as well as, sponsored content with commercial purposes (in this case the sponsoring purpose will be indicated in every specific content) and affiliation content intended to link with third parties websites under commercial purposes.

Who is PropertiesinSpain.net?

The owner of this Website is not a corporation or professional but an individual blogger, which name is Miguel Angel Culiañez and is based in the city of Elche, Alicante province (Spain). Please feel free to contact us by sending us an email to info@propertiesinspain.net.

2. Access and acceptance of the General Conditions

When accessing the Website, you do so under your own responsibility and assume the role of user (hereinafter, User or “Users”) and it is assumed that you have read, understand and unreservedly accept these General Conditions in their latest published version.

We reserve the right to extend, modify, substitute and/or cancel our activity and/or these General Conditions at any time, without prior notice and without giving rise to any liability or indemnity. We advise you to review these General Conditions frequently to be aware of any changes we may have made. If you access the Website after any change is made to the General Conditions, you will be expressly accepting the new General Conditions. If you do not agree with these General Conditions or with any changes that may be made to them, you will need to stop using the Website. If you continue using it, it means that you accept the General Conditions. To clarify, the present General Condition, where applicable, will apply to both private Users and professional Users.

3. Conditions of use and responsibility for use of the Website

Your use of the Website must at all times comply with these General Conditions, where applicable, as well as applicable law, good morals, decency and public order.

You may not use any of the above unlawfully, inappropriately or in any way that contravenes any provision in these General Conditions, where applicable. In order to facilitate your browsing and use of our Website, please see the following list of what you can and cannot do:

You can:

  • Access and browse the Website without needing to register, free of charge.

  • Contact advertisers regarding properties for sale you are interested in.

  • List properties for sale that you own or manage.

    Important information: in relation with the last two points mentioned previously, currently the registration on the Website by individual sellers, buyers, professional agents, real estate agencies, real estate developers or any other kind of user (private or professional) is not allowed. The contact between sellers and buyers can be done currently only by using our contact form and we’ll make available the first message and contact data between both interested parts. In the same way, to list a property is not an action allowed under registration on the Website, but all the information about the property for sale can be sent to us in order to be reviewed, approved to be listed and published directly by us.

    We’ll keep in all cases the needed privacy measures, applying our Privacy Policy.

    We want to give priority to the quality of our content and properties listed, avoiding the duplicity of the same property. In this regard, we’ll give priority to the owner and the real estate developer in the case of new, key-ready or off-plan properties when two or more users will ask about listing the same property. In addition we want to ensure that the quality of the description of the property listed and any other information keeps a minimum level of accuracy, readability, attractiveness and quality in terms of content quality.

    The use of the Website and our activity as a intermediaries between offer and demand is free of charge for both parts.

You cannot:

  • Use the Website for illicit or commercial purposes.

  • Carry out acts that in any way infringe on the Intellectual and Industrial Property rights of Propertiesinspain.net and/or jeopardise the reputation of Propertiesinspain.net, or of third parties.

  • Access, control or copy any content or information included on the Website using any kind of robot, spider, scraper or any other automatic or manual process to do so for any purpose, without our express written permission.

  • Violate the restrictions contained in any notice on the exclusion of robots included on this Website, or bypass or circumvent other measures used to prevent or limit access to this Website.

  • Take any action that imposes or that may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.

  • Set up a link to any content on the Website for any purpose without our express written permission.

  • Copy, display or otherwise incorporate any content from the Website into any other website without our prior written permission.

What happens if you do any of these things?

If you carry out any of the above-mentioned actions, you will be liable for any damages arising from such direct or indirect breach of these General Conditions and you agree to hold Propertiesinspain.net harmless. In the event that these General Conditions are breached, we reserve the right to unilaterally cancel, at our sole discretion and without prior notice, the access to use our Website and Services of any User or Advertiser, without this in any way giving right to any kind of compensation.

What happens if you detect someone doing any of these things?

If you become aware that any infringement on the rights of Propertiesinspain.net or third parties is occurring or if any other use contrary to these General Conditions is taking place, we ask you to inform us using the forms provided for this purpose on the Website.

4. Anti-fraud measures 

In the interest of preventing the fraudulent usage of our Services, you recognize and accept that PropertiesinSpain.net may detain any listings that contain material suspected of being fraudulent or that contravene these Terms and Conditions. Detained listings will not be visible on the Website until their legitimacy can be verified.

PropertiesinSpain.net retains the right, but not the obligation, to investigate all instances of fraud that are reported or detected, in which case the advertiser must cooperate in the investigation.

By using our publishing service, you recognize and accept that we are not responsible for any loss or damage, whether direct or indirect, that may result from the fraudulent usage of these Services and, in particular, from the application of the antifraud measures and mechanisms, including but not limited to:

  • loss of income or earnings;

  • loss of business;

  • loss of profit or contracts; and

  • loss of data.

We reserve the right to implement any other antifraud measures it considers appropriate or necessary at any given moment.

Through these General Conditions, you agree that when the listing has been published with your consent at the end of the publication process, you will lose the right of withdrawal, based on the provisions of Article 103 m) of Legislative Royal Decree 1/2007 of 16th November, approving the Consolidated Text of the General Law for the Protection of Consumers and Users (“TRLGDCU”).

To clarify, these rules of publication will apply to both private Users and professional Users.

5. Intellectual and Industrial Property

5.1. Material and information contained on the Website

Through these General Conditions, you acknowledge and accept that all rights regarding the material and elements appearing on the Website (including, but not limited to, drawings, text, graphics, maps, photographs, images, audio material, video material, distinguishing marks, logos, trademarks, trade names, domains, software etc.) belong to third parties, its respective legal owners, who have consented all the necessary rights and licenses for the use of such.

The fact that we allow you to access, use, browse, utilize and/or download material from our Website in no way implies that we waive, transmit or grant any licenses or transfer of our rights, or that you acquire ownership thereof. As a User, you only have the right to strictly personal and private use, solely in order to benefit from the Service. Consequently, you cannot manipulate any identifying element from PropertiesinSpain.net or the respective owners. In particular, the use of any material or elements from the Website for inclusion in whole or in part on other websites or apps without our prior written permission is prohibited. The use of any element or information in such a way so as to give the impression that it belongs to or is associated with the User is likewise prohibited.

Specifically, it is not permitted to re-sell, deep link, use, copy, monitor (for example, spider, scrape), display, download, save or reproduce the content, information, software, products or services available on our website for any commercial or competitive activity without our prior written permission.

About the informative activity and content (mainly published in the Blog section of the Website), we want to bring mainly news and advises about the property market in Spain, reviews of properties for sale in Spain and other related topics. This content could include personal opinions and subjective information about the treated topic on every article posted on the Website.

The Website could include advertising from third parties and external advertisers and it could be showed to the User by the implementation on the Website of external tools or advertising managing services (e.g: Google AdSense), as well as, sponsored content with commercial purposes (in this case the sponsoring purpose will be indicated in every specific content) and affiliation content intended to link with third parties websites under commercial purposes.

5.2. Material provided by the User for its publishing in the Website

The material and information publish on our Website when using the property listing Services must likewise respect any image or industrial and intellectual property rights that might exist for them.

Specifically, you authorise us to:

  • Add PropertiesinSpain.net’s watermarks in order to prevent such photographs from being published by unauthorised third parties.

  • Use information about the properties advertised on our website for property valuations and appraisals, price reports, statistical reports and other references in the housing market. Such information may be used even after the respective listings had been removed from the web.

  • Copy, distribute, transform or publicly communicate the mentioned material.

6. PropertiesinSpain.net’s responsibility

Our responsibility is none other than that legally established by Spanish Law 34/2002 of 11th July on Information Society and Electronic Commerce Services (hereinafter, “LSSI” for its abbreviation in Spanish) that states, generally, we cannot be responsible for the information published at the request of Users.

Although we do our best to ensure that all published content is correct, we have no obligation to exercise prior controls over the veracity, accuracy, lawfulness, completeness, appropriateness or suitability of the information or material published on the Website as this is information stored at the request of Users. However, if for any reason we become aware of any unlawful actions or actions contrary to these General Conditions or the Specific Conditions, we will act with due diligence to remove the relevant information or make it impossible to access in accordance with current regulations.

We assume no kind of liability for damages that may arise in connection with the relationship between users (property sellers and buyers) arising from their contact or negotiations.

Access to and use of the Website requires computer equipment or a computing device and an Internet connection, the costs of which you agree to bear yourself.

We are not liable for any charges, encumbrance, claims, conflicts, mortgages, rates, repossessions, census or any other charges that could affect the properties listed on our Website, and you agree to hold PropertiesinSpain.net harmless with respect to any liability or damages thereby arising.

We are not responsible for the veracity, integrity, accuracy, lawfulness, appropriateness or suitability of the information, materials and/or content available on the websites of third parties which you may access through links on our Website.

7. Contracting with third parties through the Website

You acknowledge and accept that any contractual or non-contractual relationship, as appropriate, that you formalize with any advertiser, User, or third party through our Website will be carried out solely and exclusively between you and the other part. We will not be part of, or assume any liability whatsoever for such a relationship or for any damages that might arise from it.

Therefore, we advise you to proceed with caution when contacting and contracting any advertiser, User, or third party through our Website. If you have any concerns or suspicions that any kind of unlawful activity, fraud or any other actions contrary to these General Conditions are being carried out, we advise you not to formalize any kind of payment or contract.

8. Links or hyperlinks to the Website

We are concerned about the integrity of our Website when they are accessed in a particular way solely by third parties or when they are displayed in an area created exclusively by third parties. In this regard, you must explicitly request and ensure you have the express written permission of PropertiesinSpain.net before deep linking or framing this Website or any of its Contents. If you would like to do this, when contacting us to request permission you will need to include: a) your name, email address and telephone number, b) the name of your company, c) the address or addresses of the website where the proposed deep linking or framing will appear, d) specific information on the deep linking or framing covered, including the content or pages of the website with which you want to establish the deep linking or framing.

You must not link our Website with any other website containing inappropriate, defamatory or illegal information, material or themes, or material or information that infringes on any third party’s rights, including any intellectual or industrial property rights. Likewise, you may not set up any kind of framing that allows the Website to be viewed through an address other than that of the actual Website in such a way that or that could create errors or confuse or mislead users as regards the true source of the items or services being displayed, or that involves an act of unfair competition (e.g. that can be used to damage PropertiesinSpain.net’s reputation and prestige, or otherwise, contrary to the law).

9. Personal data protection

When you use the Website and contact us by filling Website forms or sending us an email, it is possible that we may process your personal data. You can get detailed information about how and why we process your personal data in our Privacy policy.

We also hereby notify you that we may use cookies when you browse the Website. You can get detailed information about our use of cookies in our Cookies policy.

10. Terms and Duration

Access to the Website is, in principle, indefinite, unless otherwise provided in any Clause of these General Conditions or applicable law.

Both the User as well as PropertiesinSpain.net may end the relationship without prior notice at any time.

However, a different duration and the need for prior notice may be established in the contract signed by professional advertisers or in the applicable legislation. Any Clause of these General Conditions that is or that becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable will be excluded and deemed inapplicable, being replaced by another clause that resembles it as closely as possible, without this negatively affecting the User, and without giving rise to any compensation whatsoever. In this case, the remaining provisions or clauses are not affected and will remain in full force.

11. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These General Conditions are subject to the laws of Spain. Any dispute arising will be submitted to and resolved, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, by the Courts of Alicante (Spain).