Terms & Conditions

TERMS OF SERVICE

By using the rentdrop.io website and RentDrop service (the "Service") you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Service").

1. The Service allows tenants to make online rent payments.

  • 2. Paying your rent with RentDrop from your checking account (via the ACH network) is free for tenants. Payments by credit/debit card involve a processing fee of 3.35% + $0.30, which will be added to the amount of your payment. RentDrop is currently free for landlords: there is no charge to receive rent payments. If we ever change our fees or introduce new features that have additional fees, we’ll let you know first via email or the site. If you don’t want to pay the new fees, you can cancel service anytime. We don’t offer refunds for fees you’ve already paid.
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  • 3. RentDrop uses Stripe & Dwolla to execute online payment transactions. By using this feature of the Service, you agree to be bound by the Stripe Connected Account Agreement, available at https://stripe.com/connect/account-terms. You also agree to be bound by the Dwolla Account Terms of Service, available at https://dwolla.com/legal/tos. These may be updated from time to time. For avoidance of doubt, if any payment you initiate using the Service does not successfully complete, the payee reserves the right to seek payment from you via or outside the Service. Any authorization you provide to make repeating automatic payments using the Service will remain in effect until cancelled.
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  • 4. By providing us with your banking, credit/debit card, or other payment information, you authorize us to use it and disclose it to Stripe, Dwolla, or other payment gateway providers for the purpose of processing the payments you authorize on the Service. Payment gateway providers may also aggregate your information for other purposes, but only in ways that don’t identify you personally or disclose any personal information about you, and may disclose your personal information when necessary to comply with the law.
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  • 5. We never take custody of money you transfer using the Service and we’re not responsible for what recipients do with the payments you make. For example, we’re not responsible for your landlord returning your deposit. If a payor or payor’s bank or card issuer initiates a reversal, chargeback, or dispute of a payment made to you, you authorize us and our third-party payment providers to reverse or otherwise debit funds from your account in accordance with applicable financial institution and network policies and procedures. In the event we are unable to reverse or otherwise debit funds from your account, you agree promptly to deposit such funds upon our request. We may also initiate a reversal or other debit, or take other actions we determine to be appropriate, if we believe fraud or other abuse of the Service has occurred.
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  • 6. We use third-party identity verification services to help ensure that users are who they say they are prior to enabling certain features of the Services, such as electronic payments. Once your identity has been verified, we may also display a badge or other indicator to let other users know that you’ve successfully completed the verification process. However, we neither control nor guarantee the accuracy of any identity verification service (and none can prevent all scams), so you should always take the same precautions in dealing with others through our site that you would in person.
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  • 7. We are not a real estate agent or broker. We don’t screen properties or listings or offer any guaranty or advice regarding the suitability of properties, landlords, or potential tenants. Nothing we say should be construed as such advice, and you agree not to rely on us in making decisions.
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  • 8. You must be 18 years old to use RentDrop. 
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  • 9. You must be a U.S. or Canadian resident to use RentDrop.
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  • 10. You must be a human. Accounts registered by “bots” or automated methods of access are not permitted. No screen-scraping, reproducing, or aggregating the information or other content on our site.
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  • 11. Use of the Service does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in the Service or any content posted on the Service. You own what you post on the Service (unless you copied it from someone else) but you grant us a license to copy, host, display, create derivative works from, publish, publicly perform, display, and distribute, and otherwise make use of in connection with providing the Service, all information and content you post so long as you have an active account.
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  • 12. You must provide your full legal name, a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the signup process. You are also responsible for keeping your email address up to date, so we can send you important notices. If you are a landlord processing rental payment transactions through the Service, you must provide your legal name and/or legal business entity name, your personal or your business contact information, and your social security or taxpayer identification number(s) if requested. We will collect and maintain that information, as well as your account information and the amount of payments and number of payment transactions you or your business processes through the Service, so that your payments can be reported to the Internal Revenue Service when required by law.
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  • 13. Your account may only be used by one person. A single account shared by more than one person is not permitted.
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  • 14. You are responsible for keeping your password and account secure.
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  • 15. You are responsible for the accuracy of everything that is posted or submitted under your account.
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  • 16. We are not responsible for the accuracy of anything another user posts or submits to our site.
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  • 17. We are not responsible for the conduct of users on or off the site. Use common sense when doing business with other users.
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  • 18. You may not use the Service for any illegal purpose. You may not, in using the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction or ours, or infringe on the privacy, intellectual property or any other rights of anyone (ours or third parties). To use our service, you are required to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations, including, without limitation, tax laws and regulations and reporting obligations arising therefrom. You may not use the Service as part of any fraudulent scheme or transaction. If we have reason to suspect your account has been used for an unauthorized or unlawful purpose, you agree that we may disclose to the relevant authorities your information, including, without limitation, your account information and any information relating to your Service transactions.
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  • 19. If you are a landlord, you agree in particular that you are familiar with all applicable fair-housing and antidiscrimination laws and that you will adhere to them. 
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  • 20. Only landlords and their authorized property managers may set up or use landlord accounts via the Service. Third-party brokers (and anyone else not specifically authorized to accept and evaluate rental property applications on behalf of a property owner) may NOT use any of the Service’s landlord features. Deceptively posing as a landlord or authorized property manager in order to obtain leads or other personal information about tenants may constitute a criminal offense.
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  • 21. Only actual tenants and prospective tenants may set up or use tenant accounts. Neither a tenant nor prospective tenant may make rent payments to oneself as a Landlord or another authorized party using the Service. Landlords, brokers, and other third parties may not submit rental applications on behalf of prospective tenants and may not configure, authorize, or initiate rent payments, credit or background check report orders, or other transactions on behalf of tenants or prospective tenants, even if the tenant or prospective tenant has given their permission.
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  • 22. You may not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate, or intimidate other RentDrop customers. 
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  • 23. You also may not post anything on RentDrop that contains or links to sweepstakes, viruses, or malware.
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  • 24. If you violate any of the Terms of Service, we may terminate your account without notice.
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  • 25. We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Service for any reason, without notice, at any time.
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  • 26. We reserve the right to alter these Terms of Service at any time. We’ll notify you on the site or via email of important changes, but you should also check back here from time to time if you care about such things. You’re free to cancel or discontinue using the Service at any time without penalty. Your continued use of the Service following a change to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of the change.
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  • 27. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason (or no reason), and likewise to suspend or discontinue your use of the Service at any time for any reason or no reason. We may terminate or suspend your account if you engage in fraudulent or illegal conduct, provide inaccurate, incomplete, false, or misleading information, fail to provide us with requested information or otherwise violate these Terms of Service or any of our policies, or if we determine, in our sole discretion, that your use of the Services poses an unacceptable credit or fraud risk to us.
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  • 28. If you wish to cancel your account, you must do so via the Service web site or by sending us a letter in the mail. An email or phone request to cancel your account will not be processed.
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  • 29. If you cancel your account, any or all of your information may be immediately (or at some point in the future) irrevocably deleted. You should save a copy of anything important before cancelling your account.
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  • 30. Conversely, information you post or otherwise furnish to us, including personal information, may remain on our servers indefinitely (for example, as backups) after you delete it from public areas of the Services or request cancellation of your account.
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  • 31. We won’t share your individual user or property information except as necessary to provide the Service or as otherwise described in these Terms of Service. We may share data with third parties for other purposes only in aggregated, anonymized form.
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  • 32. If you are a landlord, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless us and our affiliates, agents, officers, employees, and vendors (including without limitation our third-party credit reporting agencies and their respective affiliates, agents, officers, and employees) from any claim, suit, action, or loss arising from or relating to your use of the Service or your violation of these Terms of Service (collectively, any “Claim”), including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, civil or criminal fines or other penalties, litigation costs, and attorneys’ fees.
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  • 33. The Service is provided “as-is” without promises of any kind. Neither we nor our supplier warrant or guarantee uptime or availability of the Service, that the Service will meet or continue in the future to meet your needs, or that we will continue to provide the Service or any aspect of the Service in the future. To the maximum  extent permitted by law, we disclaim all warranties for the Service, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, seaworthiness, and non-infringement.
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  • 34. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we will not be liable or responsible for lost profits, revenues, or data, financial losses, or indirect, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages. To the maximum extent permitted by law, our total liability for any claim relating to the Services or these terms of service, including any claim for any implied warranty, is limited to the amount you paid to us to use the Services.
  • If you violate any of these Terms of Service and we don’t take action right away, that doesn’t mean we are waiving any of our rights. If you want to sue us, you must do so in the state or federal courts located in Massachusetts, and you consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts. Massachusetts law (excluding its conflict of laws rules) will apply to any such disputes between you and RentDrop. If any part of these Terms of Service are held to be invalid or enforceable, the rest of the Terms of Service will still apply.

If you have any questions, contact us at support@rentdrop.io.