RATEUHOUSING.COM, LEGAL USE

Our users are anonymous. The Supreme Court of the United States has held that anonymity of speech is protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution (see McIntyre v. Ohio, 514 U.S. at 337; Talley v. State of California, 362 U.S. 60). United States courts also recognize the right to speak anonymously – AND have held that the right extends to speech on the Internet. When courts have ordered disclosure of the name of an anonymous user, a litigant must show that its need for identifying information outweighs the user's constitutional right. RATEUHOUSING.com recognizes this right to anonymity.
According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Anyone questioning the legality of anonymous postings on an internet site should familiarize himself / herself with 47 USC Section 230, the federal law that permits many entities to "host" other people's content without being liable for defamation/libel etc. "By its plain language, § 230 creates a federal immunity to any cause of action that would make service providers liable for information originating with a third-party user of the service." Zeran v. AOL, 129 F.3d 327, 330 (4th Cir. 1997). Under 230(c)(2)(A), ``
Does this change when RATEUHOUSING rejects and removes inappropriate comments?
NO, according to the following:
(2) Civil liability.--No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of-- ``(A) any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected.
The following is a list of resources containing legal information, as well as quotes and legal precedents. Feel free to explore on the links.
The Anti SLAPP Resource Center
Student Press Law Center
ACLU: Student Cyber Liberties
Electronic Frontier Foundation: Anti-SLAPP Cases
News.com: Relevant e-Bay case

RATEUHOUSING.COM PRIVACY POLICY

THIS DOCUMENT SETS FORTH THE PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE RATEUHOUSING.COM, (“RUH.COM”) WEBSITE WWW.RATEUHOUSING.COM (“SITE”). RUH.COM VALUES THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY AND IS COMMITTED TO THE PRIVACY OF ITS VISITORS. THIS PRIVACY POLICY SETS FORTH RUH.COM’S PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE SITE, AND GOVERNS THE MANNER IN WHICH RUH.COM COLLECTS, USES, MAINTAINS AND DISCLOSES INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM USERS OF THE SITE. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT USE THE SITE IN ANY MANNER. THIS PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT GOVERN PRIVACY PRACTICES ASSOCIATED WITH OFFLINE ACTIVITIES OR ACTIVITIES OCCURRING ON WEBSITES NOT UNDER RUH.COM’S CONTROL.
The Information RUH.com Collects
Personally Identifiable Information. RUH.com does not collect any personally identifiable information. Although an Internet protocol (IP) address is not personally identifiable information, it may serve as personally identifiable information when used with other information.
Anonymous Information. RUH.com may collect non-personally-identifiable information during your visit. Examples of non-personally-identifiable information may include your Internet access provider, your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address, information regarding your browser and operating system, the date and time of your visit, the pages you visit, the address of any Site you linked from, and aggregate, statistical data such as usage, traffic patterns and user demographics based on your use of the Site. RUH.com collects non-personally-identifiable information in order to, among other things, provide you with or assist in the provision of information through the Site, to maintain the performance of the Site, and to make the Site more useful. RUH.com may also share this non-personally-identifiable information in aggregated form with third parties so that these third parties may provide you with more relevant services and advertisements. Although an IP address is not personally identifiable information, it may serve as personally identifiable information when used with other information.
RUH.com’s Use and Disclosure of Collected Information
Personally Identifiable Information Use. RUH.com does not collect/use/distribute/sell personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information Disclosure. RUH.com does not collect/use/distribute/sell personally identifiable information other than any communication with the Site initiated by you, the user. RUH.com does not use/distribute/share/sell personally identifiable information other than : (i) as required by law; (ii) in the event of a sale, merger, public offering, bankruptcy or other change in control of RUH.com and/or the Site; or (iii) with your affirmative consent at the time you provide such information.
Disclosure to Agents of RUH.com. From time to time, RUH.com may share the information you provide to RUH.com, including personally identifiable information, with outside contractors, auditors, consultants, or others hired by RUH.com to assist in providing financial or operational activities on RUH.com’s behalf including technical and processing services and analysis of website performance. RUH.com informs these parties about safeguarding personally identifiable information, and requires them to use such personally identifiable information only for an authorized purpose on behalf of RUH.com and consistent with this Privacy Policy.
Electronically Produced Data
Cookies. RUH.com, like most standard website servers, may use cookies and other tools to collect information about how you use the Site. A cookie is a small, unique text file that a website can send to your computer hard drive when you visit a site. RUH.com may use “session cookies”, which terminate when a user closes his or her browser, and/or “persistent cookies”, which remain on the user's computer until manually deleted. Most web browsers can either alert you to the use of cookies or refuse to accept cookies entirely. If you do not want RUH.com to deploy cookies in your browser, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. Rejecting cookies may affect your ability to use the Site.
Action Tags. Like most standard website servers, RUH.com may employ a software technology called action tags (also known as “web beacons”, “single pixel gifs”, “clear gifs” or “web bugs”), which collect information and help to manage cookies, in order to gather information about Site usage. Action tags help RUH.com identify and track the performance of web pages on the Site, therefore allowing RUH.com to measure the performance and quality of the Site and to manage Site content. In addition, RUH.com may use action tags in emails. This allows RUH.com to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications by showing, for example, how many emails have been opened.
IP Addresses. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. Like most standard website servers, RUH.com collects IP addresses and other technical information about your machine through your web browser such as your operating system, browser type and referring URL for the purposes of, among other things, system administration.
Log Files. Like most standard website servers, RUH.com gathers certain information automatically and store it in log files, which contain information such as, among other things, IP addresses, browser type, operating system, ISP, date/time stamps and referring pages. Among other things, this information allows RUH.com to track statistics and trends on an aggregate basis.
Maintenance of Information and Security
RUH.com maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of any personally identifiable information if provided by you during any communication with the Site. RUH.com utilizes what RUH.com believes to be industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of personally identifiable information under RUH.com’s control, and RUH.com limits access to your personally identifiable information within RUH.com to those representatives who need to know the personally identifiable information to provide information, services and/or products to you. However, due to the nature of the Internet, computer networks, systems and other factors, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of RUH.com to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully, regardless of RUH.com’s best intentions. As such, RUH.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to RUH.com, including without limitation personally identifiable information.
Review or Correction of Person Information
An adult may request corrections, ask that we delete, or refuse further collection or use of the personally identifiable information provided to RUH.com during any communication with the Site. Such adult may do this by contacting RUH.com. In the event RUH.com changes this Privacy Policy to allow disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties, such adults will have the option to agree to the collection and use of such child and/or adult information without having to consent to the disclosure of such personally identifiable information to third parties.
Other Information
Consent to Receive Notices Via the Site. By submitting any personally identifiable information to the Site (and, for parents or guardians of children under the age of 13, submitting a consent to RUH.com), you are agreeing that RUH.com may deliver all privacy and opt out notices to you electronically, including via email to the most recent email address you have provided to RUH.com.
Links. The Site may contain links to third party sites at which your personally identifiable information is collected and used. Your visit to any third party website is governed by the privacy and other policies applicable to that site. RUH.com cannot control nor is it responsible for any such third party collection or use of your personally identifiable information or the content or policies of such sites, and RUH.com expressly disclaims any liability related to such sites. Web Logs and Other Forums. The Site may offer web logs, web postings, bulletin boards, chat rooms, newsgroups or other forums which permit users to interact online. Any information you transmit online in such forums will be made public and RUH.com cannot control nor is it responsible for the use any third party may make of such information.
Privacy Policy Changes. RUH.com reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time at its sole discretion. All Privacy Policy changes will be posted on the Site and are effective immediately upon posting. Consequently, you are advised to visit and review this Privacy Policy frequently. The last date on which this Privacy Policy has been updated is noted below.
Limitation of Liability. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE OVER PRIVACY IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND RUH.COM’S TERMS OF USE (INCLUDING ANY LIMITATIONS ON DAMAGES CONTAINED THEREIN). Terms of Use
RUH.com Contact Information
If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, or wish to review or revise any personally identifiable information as provided herein, please email RUH.com at info@RATEUHOUSING.com.







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