Last Updated on June 1, 2021
The domain name housing.bt (hereinafter referred to as “Website”) is owned by housing.bt, registered under Ministry of Economic Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan (hereinafter referred to as “Firm” or “housingBT” or “housing bhutan” or “housing.bt” 4th Floor Yarkay Complex, Norzin Lam, Main Traffic, Thimphu, Bhutan
2. AMENDMENT/MODIFICATION OF TERMS/SERVICES
Housing.bt, reserves its right to withdraw wholly or partly, without assigning any reason, any of Services offered through the Website with or without any notice.
3. SCOPE OF SERVICES
Housing.bt offers an array of online services including but not limited to listing of properties on the website for sale, lease, purchase, and use of ancillary services such as boom lift hiring, exterior and interior building cleaning, house shifting, e-commerce and handyman services. The services offered by housing.bt / third party vendors may be availed by both individuals and organizations such as real estate developers, brokers, For Sale By Owner, or Corporate offices dealing in Real Estate. You are permitted to post your requirements / advertisements on our website as long as such posting is genuine and is in accordance with the Terms. Further, with your consent, You may authorize any person, including housing.bt, to carry out the postings on your behalf and such postings shall also be in accordance with the Terms. You shall be solely liable for any posting done by you or by any person on your behalf or with your consent.
4. REGISTRATION OBLIGATION AND MEMBERSHIP
In order to avail the various services offered by us, you are required to register with housing.bt. If you represent an organization and wish to use the Services for your organization, we recommend that You, and all other users from your organization, sign up for user accounts by providing your corporate contact information. The membership of this website is available only to those above the age of majority or above the age of 18 barring those Incompetent Parties to Contract which inter alias include insolvents and the same is not allowed to minors as described by the Contract Act of Kingdom of Bhutan, 2013. If you are a minor and wish to browse/use the Website, you may do so through your legal guardian and housing.bt reserves the right to terminate your account on knowledge of You being a minor and using the membership of the Website.
Further, you are solely responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your username and password and any activity under the account will be deemed to have been done by you. You agree to: a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the sign up process; and b) maintain and promptly update the information provided during sign up to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. In the event you provide us with false and inaccurate details or housing.bt has a valid reason to believe that false and inaccurate information has been furnished, we hold the rights to permanently suspend your account and levy penalty (esp. for brokers who list as owners or builders providing fake info).
- PAYMENT OBLIGATION
The charges/fees for the various Services offered by housing.bt have been clearly set forth in the Website. There are both paid services and free services offered thorough the Website. The details of the Services that are offered without charges and with charges are clearly set out in Website or You may communicate with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information. You understand that the Services offered without any charges are restricted (as per the information you may have obtained from HBT or as may be seen while availing the said Services). Hence You may be required to pay the amounts, communicated by us or set forth in the Website, if you wish to avail any Services other than the free Services offered. Housing.bt reserves the right to alter/modify the amounts payable for the Services without any prior notice.. There will be no refund of any amounts paid by you for availing the various Services offered through the Website, except expressly stated elsewhere housing.bt may offer certain discounts or other offers for the various Services. The terms and conditions of the offers/discounts shall be clearly set forth in the Website and the same may be time bound and hence you may not claim any offers/discounts when the time for the same has lapsed/expired. There are specific services which are offered directly by third party vendors and the role of HBT in such cases is only to post the availability of such services on our website. HBT will not be liable or responsible in any way for such services or the quality of such services. Any payments being made by Users do not accrue to HBT and HBT will not entertain any requests for information / clarification regarding such Services.
6. TERMS AND CONDITIONS – HOUSING.BT SERVICES
a) Market Place:
Market Place lets you offer goods and services such as posting of properties for sale, new properties being developed in any area, etc. to one another, or post wanted ads. Please keep in mind that the Market Place is only a venue for you to place or respond to classified listings. Housing.bt hereby reserves the right to set the limit on the number of responses for a free user. Housing.bt does not take responsibility for the content on the website and You are required to exercise independent judgment before acting upon any content set out in the Website. You may not list or sell any item in the Market Place or otherwise through our Service which: (a) infringes any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (b) otherwise causes a legally-recognized harm (such as a product that contains a defamatory statement); or (c) is illegal under, or your sale of which to the buyer would violate, any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation.
b) Brokerage Services:
Housing.bt offers real estate brokerage services. The service is offered as a premium package and an extension to the Marketplace. We offer property posting for sale, showing property and marketing, deal flow management and legal services on behalf of You the Seller. By availing the brokerage service you authorize HBT to market and sale property on behalf of You. HBT hereby acquires the right to verify the property, market and promote the Property using whatever method it deems appropriate, including listing on its website (www.housing.bt), calling by phone and contacting via electronic mail unless otherwise specified by You The Seller/s to avoid advertising using certain methods.
You as Seller is permitted to seek a buyer for The Property by Your own personal efforts after execution this agreement. You shall notify of the successful sales so the listing is removed from housing.bt website and all marketing efforts are stopped by the Firm.
The Seller/s agrees that the Consultant shall be held harmless of any court or legal proceedings that may incur from Seller/s direct negligence. Seller agrees to pay housing.bt’s attorney’s fees related to housing.bt’s brokering of the property listed for.
This real estate brokerage service agreement shall be automatically terminated on successful sale of the property either through Consultant or Seller’s own effort or Seller no longer wants to sell the property in which case. You must communicate the same to Consultant.
c) Other services:
The Website contains other Services section such as for house shifting, boom lift hiring service, interior and exterior building cleaning services, e-commerce for hardware items and range of handyman services such as plumbing, electrical fixes, carpentry, masonry work and other household repair and maintenance services. These services are offered by HBT as a service provider, service aggregator and marketplace on demand and on subscription. All terms and condition for each of these services are as mentioned in the Quotation for the Services which is submitted to You upon your inquiry using various channel including but not limited to website chat feature, SMS, WhatsApp, Wechat, Email and various social sites.
7. REGULATION OF USAGE OF WEBSITE
The User agrees and undertakes not to reverse engineer, modify copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or software obtained from the Website.
You agree not to use the Website (including, without limitation, any Services you may obtain through your use of the Website):
- in a manner that violates any local, state, national, foreign, or international statute, regulation, rule, order, treaty, or other law;
- to stalk, harass, or harm another individual or organization;
- to impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- to interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website.
Without limiting the foregoing, you may not list or sell any prohibited / banned items in the Market Place.
You agree not to submit any property descriptions, photographs, financial, contact or other information contained in each Property’s data to the Website unless You have acquired received all necessary rights and authorizations from the owner of such property or the power-of-attorney holder, including from the photographer and/or copyright owner of any photographs, to publish and advertise the said property(s) on the Website. Photographs with any watermark are prohibited.
8. TERMINATION OF REGISTRATION
Without limiting any other remedies, HBT may terminate your account if (a) you are found or suspected to have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with the use of our Services, (b) we are of the opinion that you have breached these Terms or such other reasons as deemed fit by HBT with or without assigning any reasons/evidence thereof.
9. COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSING.BT:
10. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
All logos, brands, trademarks and service marks (“Marks”) appearing in Website are the properties either owned or used under license by housing.bt. All rights accruing from the same, statutory or otherwise wholly vest with housing.bt. The access to this Website does not confer upon you any license or right to use in respect of these Marks and therefore the use of these Marks in any form or manner, whatsoever is strictly prohibited. Any violation of the above would constitute an offence under the prevailing laws of Royal Government of Bhutan
Housing.bt respects the Intellectual Property Rights of all, it has and will continue to adhere to all the laws applicable in Bhutan in this respect. Housing.bt shall respect the Intellectual Property Rights of the users as well as third parties. In a case where a User/s is found to be using Website as a platform to infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of others, housing.bt will be free to terminate the said User/s account forthwith without any notice to the user.
11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
ALL INFORMATION AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE FIRM THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE. HOUSING.BT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES OFFERED ARE FREE OF ERRORS OR MISTAKES. HOUSING.BT DOES NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT DEFECTS OR LIMITATIONS IN THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED. NOR DOES HOUSING.BT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT THE SERVICES SHALL BE AVAILABLE CONTINUOUSLY. CERTAIN EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES MAY CAUSE THE SERVICES TO BE INTERRUPTED. HOUSING.BT PROVIDES NO REMEDIES FOR SUCH SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS. IN ADDITION, HOUSING.BT PROVIDES NO REMEDIES FOR ANY LOSS OF DATA RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SERVICES.
HOUSING.BT SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE OF ANY KIND (CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR ANY OTHER) DUE TO ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR USAGE OF CONTENTS FROM THE WEBSITE. THE CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE COULD INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CONTENT IS FREQUENTLY UPDATED WITH REFERENCE TO IMPROVEMENTS AND CORRECTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.
Housing.bt reserves the right to publish property details with Your consent that have been furnished by You. However, should there be a situation where Your consent was not obtained, You would be required to contact housing.bt immediately. Discussing this on any public or social forum is prohibited and a legal penalty will be applicable if this is found. Any feedback regarding correction of details has to be communicated to housing.bt immediately. Housing.bt can be contacted on email@example.com or on 02-332225 or at Our office address housing.bt, 4th Floor Yarkay Complex, Norzin Lam, Thimphu Bhutan 11001.
12. NO LIABILITY
Unless explicitly stated in any part of the Website, we are not involved in the actual transactions between buyers and sellers of any goods or services or any users posting any information/listings on the Website. We absolutely have no control over the quality, safety or legality of the items or services advertised, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to buy items offered thorough the Website. We cannot and do not control whether or not sellers will complete the sale of items they offer or buyers will complete the purchase of items they have committed to buy. In addition, note that there are risks of dealing with people acting under false pretense. We expect that you will use caution when using the Website. You understand and agree that we do not guarantee the accuracy or legitimacy of any listing, leads, posting, and information by other users. You further agree that we are not liable for any loss of money, goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of the Website or as a result of any sale, purchase of goods and services with other users of the Website. Housing.bt is not liable in any manner to any third party/User for any content/listing, posted by the Users on the Website.
Housing.bt reserves, in a manner consistent with reasonable commercial business practices, the right to remove all or any part of the properties and/or other goods and services posted on any part of the Website without prior notice.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless housing.bt, its officers, directors, employees and agents from any claim, cost, expense, judgment or other loss incurred due to violation of the terms and conditions contained in this Terms by You.
15. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
16. GOVERNING LAW
By accessing the Website you agree that the laws prevailing in Bhutan shall be the governing laws in all matters relating to these Terms.
Courts at Thimphu, Bhutan alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction in all matters relating to the use of these Terms, irrespective of the territory and jurisdiction of your access to the Website.
You agree to inform us if you come across any listing or posting that is offensive or violates our listing policy or infringes any intellectual property rights by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to enable us to keep the Website working efficiently and in a safe manner. We reserve the right to take down any posting, listing or information and or limit or terminate our Services and further take all reasonable technical and legal steps to prevent the misuse of the Website in keeping with the letter and spirit of these Terms. In the event you encounter any problems with the use of our Website or Services you are requested to report the problem by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
The information provided in this Website is based on housing.bt data which is collected from various publicly known sources viz, websites, documents and maps including housing.bt’s proprietary data resources, and from the inputs of unidentified individuals. It ought to be considered as a guideline and not as absolutely certain. While care has been taken for groundwork, no responsibility is accepted for the accuracy of whole or any part. This information is absolute property of housing.bt. It should not be reproduced in any form, in part or whole, without prior written permission of housing.bt. The information is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Housing.bt expressly disclaim warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
Housing.bt (“we” or “us”) consider the privacy and protection of our clients’ data, both corporate and personal, to be of the utmost importance and we take robust measures across our business to protect the security and integrity of all such information.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process the following information about you:
- information you provide by filling in forms on our website (housing.bt); and information given in hard copy form or by any other means providing: your name; phone number, address; interests; marketing preferences; and any other personal information relevant to the services we provide. This information may be provided when you are registering interest, transacting with us, subscribing to our services or for newsletters or requesting information;
- correspondence or other contacts you may have with us;
- details of transactions you carry out through our website, and any communications by telephone, in person or by any other means relating to those transactions.
- details of your visits to our website including, but not limited to, traffic data, web logs or other communication data and the resources you access
The information you provide to us will be used for processing transactions but may also be used for internal data processing, such as compiling statistical information about your interests and the use of www.housing.bt. As a service to you, we may also use this information to customize the content we offer on www.housing.bt
SPECIFIC INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT VIA WWW.HOUSING.BT
We may collect and process the following information obtained from your use of www.housing.
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket. Using our website will result in us placing cookies on your computer in the 3 categories set out below.
- Strictly necessary: These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website; many of the functions on our website will not work properly, or at all, if you do not allow these cookies to be used. We may therefore be unable to provide many of the services you may wish to request unless you accept the use of these cookies.
- Performance: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor: all information these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. The information is only used to improve how the website works.
- Functionality: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features (for example, remembering changes you have made to text size and fonts).
- Provide advertisers with information about your visit to our websites so they can show you advertising that is relevant to you.
- Limit the number of times you see an advertisement.
- Help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
Don’t worry – none of these cookies store personally identifiable information and we only use trusted advertising partners. Just so you know, these third parties will have their own privacy policies and they may be different from ours.
We may collect information about your computer, including your internet address, operating system and browser type when you visit us. Your internet address is used to help identify and gather statistical or demographic information about our customers generally. We also use this information for internal system administration to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer our website and the customer or user experience.
HOW IS THIS PERSONAL INFORMATION USED?
Housing.bt will collect, record, store and use your personal data for clearly specified purposes including but not limited to:
- providing you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we believe would interest you in a way that is targeted and relevant. This could include but is not limited to auctions, private sales, storage services and transportation, valuations, real estate, education and insurance;
- carrying out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
- notifying you about changes to our products and services;
- ensuring that our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer
- selling or purchasing property or services
- (unless you object,) advising you of forthcoming sales, events and services.
We may contact you for the above purposes by telephone call, email, text or SMS messaging and other means.
We will not share your personal data with anyone other than in accordance with the law and as stated in this Policy.
We may from time to time however need to disclose your personal data to certain third parties.