Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE

USE OF SITE
SUBMISSIONS
DISCLAIMER

COPYRIGHT POLICY
TRADEMARKS

USE OF THE HADD WEBSITE

Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings Inc.- also known as HADD - is a national nonprofit organization incorporated in and governed by the laws of the state of Kansas. All HADD Directors, State Chapter Presidents and Representatives are unpaid volunteers donating their time, money, and resources for the success of the organization. The HADD website is for educational and informational purposes only. This site is provided and maintained by HADD Members, under the guidance of the Board of Directors. By using this site, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to all the terms, conditions, and policies contained herein. You further acknowledge that you accept these conditions and will be bound by the terms thereof.

Although HADD, the Board of Directors, and/or State Representatives have researched thoroughly the sources to ensure accuracy and completeness of the information contained in this website, we assume no responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, omissions or any other inconsistency herein. This website does not intend nor infer to give any legal advice. All information provided on the site or through correspondence is suggestions and advice based on personal experiences and information obtained by HADD Representatives. For questions and/or concerns of a legal nature consultation with a licensed attorney specializing in the areas of concern should be sought. HADD does not endorse nor dissuade the use of any builder, contractor, tradesman, or professional related to the construction industry.

The Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings Buyers Guide and Complaint Guide are from our registered copy written manuals and are not to be mechanically reproduced and or distributed in any form without the written consent of the HADD, Inc. Board of Directors. The Homeowner Bill of Rights, "Your Home Matters" Newsletter, The Abuse Of Binding Arbitration in New Home Contracts, New Home Warranties Deception or Protection, and any future publications authored by Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings, Inc. are the property of HADD, Inc. Any use, redistribution, or reproduction of any materials herein, in part or in whole, without express written consent from HADD Inc. is strictly prohibited. Any content or materials used with permission, in part or in whole, shall give proper credit to the information and Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings, Inc.

Links to websites outside of HADD are provided as a courtesy only. Please understand that this does not mean that the HADD Board of Directors, and/or State Representatives has looked at, viewed, or researched all these sites, included content, or endorses the site, products, and/or services related to the site. In the event the sites referenced herein contain material offensive to you in any manner we apologize and disclaim any responsibility of such material. Links to legal, professional, and governmental agencies are for reference only and does not imply or infer that this site is providing any type of legal or professional advice, information or consultation on any matters contained herein.

Use and participation in the National Alliance Against Construction Defects - also known as NAACD - Message Board and Forum hosted by Delphi Forums is governed by the terms and conditions set forth by NAACD and Delphi.

SUBMISSIONS POLICY

Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings, Inc. utilizes the following policies for all submitted materials.

REQUESTS OF ASSISTANCE THROUGH COMPLAINT FORM OR DIRECT EMAIL:


    No personal information such as your name, address, phone numbers, and email addresses will be posted on the Internet without your permission.
    The facts of your submission will not be posted on the site without your permission.
    Complaint details posted on HADD's site is promptly removed upon the request of the submitting party.
    HADD does not share your personal information with anyone outside of our organization without your express consent.
    HADD uses the complaint information to track problems by party, state, the types of problems, and to compare to other states.

HADD compiles the information for statistical data to use for legislative, political, and media presentations.

NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS:
"Your Home Matters"� Newsletter is owned by Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings, Inc.
The newsletter, published in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format, is
available for download via the HADD website, or upon request via email or
standard postal delivery. In addition, HADD forwards copies representatives of Media, Government, Consumer Groups, and other professional entities.
In publishing the Newsletter Review Board utilizes the following policies:


    All items must be submitted prior to the twentieth of the month to be considered for publication in the upcoming newsletter.

There are no guarantees that submissions will be included; published content is determined by relevance, timeliness, and subject.

All articles, comments, photographs, and/or opinions are welcome and may be published in the newsletter or posted on the website.
Copy may be submitted by email, fax, hand delivery, and/or via regular postal mail delivery.

Email and floppy disk
submissions are to be free of harmful, malicious, and/or damaging computer viruses.

Text will be accepted in Microsoft� Office formats, WordPerfect 7, or WordPad.

Artwork, pictures or photographs shall be in ".jpg/.jpeg" or ".gif" formats. All other formats need to be verified prior to submission.

Hard copy or photograph submissions will not be returned to owner.

Photographs shall include the names of those in picture (if applicable), location, date, and photographer name.

Photographs and original copy is protected under federal copyright laws, with all rights to the photographer and/or author respectively, and shall be noted as such unless otherwise stated.

Newsletter submissions are considered solely the opinion of
the author and are not to be considered the opinion of the Newsletter
Review Board, HADD Inc., the HADD Board of Directors, or State
Representatives unless otherwise noted. Contents of articles and/or
opinions will not be verified by the Review Board and/or HADD and are
assumed to be the original copy of the submitting party - unless noted
otherwise - factual, and true at the time of publication. The Newsletter
Review Board and/or HADD is not responsible for any or all errors,
omissions, and/or inaccuracies contained herein or any losses, direct or
otherwise, as a result of submitted articles. It is the sole
responsibility of the individual to verify all facts and information.
The Newsletter Review Board shall consider all materials and will
not censor the content of any submitted material. However, submissions
that - in the opinion of the Review Board and/or HADD - include, but is
not limited to, being slanderous, malicious, derogatory and/or the like,
intended to harm or cause harm, contain profanities, known to be confirmed
blatant lies, and/or violate child protection laws will not be allowed.
Submissions that are in violation of the laws governing the State of Kansas, and/or U.S. Code are
prohibited and will be handled in accordance with the
law.

WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER

The information from and/or through this site, including
the presence of links to outside websites, is provided "as-is," and all
warranties, express or implied, is disclaimed; including but not limited
to the disclaimer of any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose. The information may contain errors, problems, or
other limitations. HADD Board of Directors, Chapter Presidents, and/or
Representatives are not liable for any indirect, special, incidental, or
consequential damages - including damages for loss of business, loss of
profits, litigation, or the like - whether based on breach of contract,
breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability or
otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damage may or may
not exist. No representations, warranties, or guarantees whatsoever are
made as to the accuracy, adequacy, reliability, currentness, completeness,
suitability, or applicability of the information to a particular
situation.

All responsibility and liability for any damages caused by viruses
contained within the electronic files of this site are
disclaimed.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

The contents of this website, including but not limited
to its design, articles, legal documents, photographs, and forms, is
protected as provided by the laws
of the United States
. Any use, distribution, and/or reproduction of
the contents of this website is strictly prohibited without the express
written consent of the author. Commercial use of this site or its contents
is strictly prohibited.

All text, graphics, layout, designs, and photographs contained on
the HADD website are the sole property of Homeowners Against Deficient
Dwellings, Inc., except where otherwise noted, including but not limited
to the website itself. Any use, redistribution, or reproduction of any
materials herein, in part or in whole, without express written consent
from the HADD Board of Directors, is strictly prohibited.
News articles posted and/or links provided to articles on the HADD
website are property of the originating site and protected by copyright
laws. Links to the originating site, publisher, and/or owner that article
was obtained from shall be included. These articles are provided for
informational purposes only and is not the intention of HADD to infer or
imply any ownership or rights to them. All concerns regarding this should
be directed to the HADD Board of Directors.

USE OF
TRADEMARKS

Adobe Acrobat, its trademarks, logos, and service marks
("Marks") displayed on this Site are the property of Adobe Adobe and the
Adobe logo are trademarks of Adobe Systems
Incorporated
.
Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft
Internet Explorer, and Microsoft� Clip Gallery Live are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries. Use and references of these
trademarks is in accordance with Microsoft Corporation's terms and
conditions.
Netscape and the Netscape N and Ship's Wheel logos are registered
trademarks of Netscape
Communications Corporation
in the United States and other countries.
Use and references of these trademarks is in accordance with Netscape
Communications Corporation's terms and conditions.
Selected clipart has been obtained from Animation Factory, Cool Archive, Microsoft� Clip Gallery Live.
Any and all other content that is registered, have trademark and/or
copyright protections belong to its respective
owner.

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