Participants/ Subscribers shall not reproduce the MLS Database or any portion thereof except in the following limited circumstances:
A) Participants/Subscribers may reproduce and distribute to prospective purchasers or sellers, a reasonable number of single copies of Listing Content, but in no event more than 250, contained in the MLS Compilation which relate to any properties in which the prospective purchasers or sellers are, or may, in the judgment of the Participants or their Subscribers, be interested.
B) Reproductions made in accordance with this rule shall be prepared in such a fashion that Listings other than those in which a prospective purchaser or tenant has expressed interest, or which the Participant or the Subscribers are seeking to promote interest, are not contained in such reproduction.
C) Nothing contained herein shall be construed to preclude any Participant from utilizing, displaying, distributing, or reproducing property Listings or other compilations of data listing data, whether provided in printed format, electronically, or in any other form or format, is provided for the exclusive use of the participant and those licensees affiliated with the participant who are authorized to have access to such information. Such information may not be transmitted, retransmitted, or provided in any manner to any unauthorized individual, office, or firm. If the Participant wishes to send the firm’s current Listing information to a third party via electronic means, a statement from the Participant is required by CVR MLS (in all cases) stating that said entity has the Participant’s permission to receive the property information electronically. Those receiving the Listing information must state that the property Listings are provided by the Central Virginia Regional MLS, unless altered in any way by the Participant prior to distribution.
D) None of the foregoing shall be construed to prevent any individual legitimately in possession of current listing information, sold information, comparables, or statistical information from utilizing such information to support valuations on a particular properties for clients and customers. Any MLS content in data feeds available to participants for real estate brokerage purposes must also be available to participants for valuation purposes, including automated valuations. MLSs must either permit use of existing data feeds, or create a separate data feed, to satisfy this requirement. MLSs may require execution of a third-party license agreement where deemed appropriate by the MLS. MLSs may require participants who will use such data feeds to pay the reasonably estimated costs incurred by the MLS in adding or enhancing its downloading capacity for this purpose. Information deemed to be confidential may not be used as supporting documentation. Any other use of such information is unauthorized and prohibited by these rules and regulations, and may be subject to a fine under these rules.Article 4: GENERAL RULES
- Section 4.1 REALTOR® Code of Ethics
- Section 4.2 Commission Rates
- Section 4.3 Trademark Use
- Section 4.4 Verification of Listing Data
- Section 4.5 Confidentiality
- Section 4.6 Password Use
- Section 4.7 Accuracy of Listing Data and Listing Compliance
- Section 4.8 Representations and Warranties
- Section 4.9 Use of the MLS Database
- Section 4.9.1 Distribution
- Section 4.9.2 Display
- Section 4.9.3 Reproduction
- Section 4.9.4 Use of Data in Advertising
- Section 4.10 Limitation of Liability
- Section 4.11 Fair Housing
- Section 4.12 – Services Advertised as Free