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Purple Roofs Site Policies

Privacy Policy

Purple Roofs will not trade or sell the names on its mailing lists to any other company or individual. Email addresses added to our list will be used solely for our own internal and marketing purposes - and emails provided for our contest entry will be shared only with the contest property, who will not share them with any other party. In addition, we will immediately remove anyone from the list upon receipt of a written request (via email or US mail).

Usage Policy

Purple Roofs is a directory service only, not a recommendation service. We list accommodations who claim to be gay-owned or gay-friendly, and post the information we receive "as-is". This information is not warranted or guaranteed in any way. We do not visit each property to verify its claims, and cannot be held responsible for failure by any of the establishments herein to meet those claims. Anyone who uses this information agrees to do so solely at their own risk.

We do not screen properties listed here for compliance with federal, state, or local registration, safety, or other legal requirements. The site visitor takes sole responsibility for investigating such compliance themselves.

Purple Roofs also does not take responsibility for materials or statements listed on third-parties' linked pages we link to which are not part of the Purple Roofs site.

Purple Roofs does not mediate disagreements between innkeepers and travelers, and any comments or questions about the content of the listings on this site should be forwarded to the innkeeper directly.

Purple Roofs reserves the right to refuse or delete any listing at our discretion.

Listings Policies

New Listings: PURPLE ROOFS is a gay-owned and gay-operated business designed to help the gay and lesbian community find suitable accommodations as they travel. The following is a partial list of requirements, although other requirements may be added at any time:

1. the property must be owned by an innkeeper who is either gay or gay-friendly

2. the listing must represent only ONE property at ONE address (we only list individual properties - we don't list rental / management companies, rental services, directories, etc)

3. the property must be listed by a unique business name (not the name of a larger reservation service or management company, but the legal business name assigned to the individual property as it appears on the business license for that property)

4. rooms must be available to rent on a nightly basis and rates must be broken down into nightly amounts
5. the website must be dedicated to the property submitted to PURPLE ROOFS (not a "joint" site that showcases multiple properties); the name of the property must appear in the logo, at the top of the page and throughout the text

6. the full property address must be disclosed (street/city/state or province/zip or postal code), and the address must be verifiable via an online mapping service

7. contact info must be disclosed (website address, email address, name of contact, phone number)

8. all fields of the Free Listing submission form must be completed (incomplete submissions will be deleted)

9. Properties with more than 25 rooms will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

10. Innkeeper/listing submitter is solely responsible for its compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, licensing requirements, and other governmental requirements in performing its obligations and exercising its rights under this Agreement. Innkeeper/listing submitter warrants it holds all necessary federal, state, and local licenses and permits in order to operate its business in accordance with applicable law. Innkeeper/listing submitter indemnifies and holds harmless PURPLE ROOFS from any and all liabilities, claims, assessments, penalties, and the like arising from its failure to comply with such laws.

11. Purple Roofs verifies each property address upon receipt of the listing, and may periodically review groups of listings for placement consistency within city, state and region. We reserve the right to change the submitted location to match the actual location, as verified with one of our trusted online sources. We ask that innkeepers respect the integrity of the directory for our travelers and submit their actual locations on new listings and listing changes, not an adjacent city and/or state/province.

12. Purple Roofs reserves the right to remove or edit the submitted property website link for any reason, including but not limited to: objectionable or misleading site content (including nudity or sexual content), broken or redirected website url, or adding referrer coding for tracking purposes.

An editor will review your submission to determine if it is suitable for PURPLE ROOFS.

Special Offer/Late Availability Postings:

PURPLE ROOFS offers Special Offer/Late Availabilitity postings to innkeepers with certain paid upgraded listings. Our special offers section is designed to list specific last minute, limited time, and near-term discounts, rates and gifts with stay on a short-term vacation stay basis.

Name Change:

The following sources will be used to verify a name change (other sources may be used, as well):
1. your website logo

2. the text of your website (new name must be reflected throughout)

3. online searches of address books

4. your local phone directory (Directory Assistance)

5. your business license (copy of current license depicting new business name must be mailed to PURPLE ROOFS)
If any of the above cannot be met, the listing will be suspended from the PURPLE ROOFS directory until the issue has been resloved.

Address Change:

The following sources will be used to verify an address change (other sources may be used as well):

1. local phone directory (Directory Assistance)

2. business cards

3. online directories

Once verified, the new address will be run through an internet mapping service to help us determine proper page placement.

If any of the above cannot be met, the listing will be suspended from the PURLE ROOFS directory until the issue has been resloved.

Picture Change:

There is a fee for each picture change. For picture guidelines and the Picture Change form, please email mark@purpleroofs.com
Renewals: 2 months before your listing expires, we'll begin emailing you reminder notices to renew. Renewal payment must be received in our office by the expiration date of your listing. Failure to do so will result in the suspension of your listing and a fee will be assessed to reinstate your listing.

Purchases are Final:

The payment remitted covers the cost of creating your listing, Once your listing has been created, we cannot provide a refund. Listings are not transferrable between properties.

Turnaround Time:

We usually add new accommodation listings to the directory within 21 business days of receipt of the application.

Listing Text:

We provide the form for you to fill out in your own words (including errors). We reserve the right to edit your listing text as necessary to (1) fit the allotted space, (2) for appropriateness of language, or 3) for Search Engine ranking purposes.
Special Priced Listing Offers: Specials, when offered, are applicable to new business only.

Sort Order:

Listings are currently sorted on the destination pages in the following sort order - Country-State-City-Upgrade Level-Random. The random order changes every time the page is reloaded, giving each listing a shot at top placement within its upgrade level. Purple Roofs reserves the right to change this sorting order at any time. Premium Listings (2 max per area page) take precedence over all other ranking, and are placed first-come, first-served.

Listing Renewals:

Hosting for each subsequent year will be billed on an annual basis. We do not keep credit cards on file, and do not auto-renew.

Copyright Claims:

The owner of the Purple Roofs website, Mongoose on the Loose Inc., is registered under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We do not knowingly post materials that violate copyright laws. If you are the owner of materials that you believe are improperly posted on the Purple Roofs site, the safe harbor provision of this law requires that you contact us first and give us the opportunity to remove the offending material, and protects us from liability as long as we do so expeditiously.

To contact us about a claim under DMCA, please send an email to J. Scott Coatsworth at wheretostay@purpleroofs.com with the following information:

--The name, address, and electronic signature of the complaining party
--The infringing materials and their Internet location
--Sufficient information to identify the copyrighted works
--A statement by the owner that it has a good faith belief that there is no legal basis for the use of the materials complained of
--A statement of the accuracy of the notice and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on the behalf of the owner

Once we verify your claim, we will remove the material(s) expeditiously.

We do not condone the use of copyrighted materials without permission on the Purple Roofs site. If you are a Purple Roofs user and you post such materials, please be aware that the DMCA may not protect you individually from liability. Individuals who repeatedly infringe copyrighted material will be removed from our network.

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