• Policies


  • Before submitting a rental property listing or advertisement for posting on Places4Students.com with a School/Institution, please familiarize yourself with the Policies below to ensure compliance in all categories. These Policies are also included in our User Agreement.
     

    PLEASE NOTE:  Similarly to posting in a newspaper, all sales are final.

     

    Refunds:
    All sales are final. Should you have a concern or issue with your posting(s), please contact our Customer Service Department.
     

    Invoicing:
    Places4Students Inc. policy states that all invoices for postings on Places4Students.com are due upon receipt. Invoices that are not paid in a satisfactory timeframe may result in disciplinary action. Disciplinary action may include a formal warning, related postings taken offline, temporary or indefinite suspension of the user's account and/or collections procedures. Places4Students Inc. will contact the user prior to taking disciplinary action. Places4Students Inc. reserves the right to not reinstate a user's suspended account.
     

    Posting Policy:
    All rental property listings and advertisements are posted for the period of time chosen by the user. After this period has expired, postings can be renewed by the user; however, this will not be done automatically. Each posting's start date will be effective on the day of approval by Places4Students Administration, not necessarily the date submitted by the user. 

    All postings and/or edits are subject to Places4Students Administration approval and will be processed online during our business hours (with the exception of Statutory Holidays). Postings submitted outside of our business hours will be processed at the beginning of the next business day. In the case of posting edits, the original posting (if already online) will remain online until the edited version is approved by Places4Students Administration.

    Postings that violate any Places4Students Inc. policy may result in disciplinary action. Disciplinary action may include a formal warning, violating postings taken offline and/or temporary or indefinite suspension of the user's account. Places4Students Inc. and/or the School/Institution will consider the circumstances of an alleged offence and the user's posting records before taking disciplinary action. Places4Students Inc. reserves the right to not reimburse associated fees to a user when a violating posting is taken offline due to disciplinary action.
     

    Rental Property Misrepresentation:
    A property not matching the property description that is outlined in their rental listing is prohibited. In addition, owners must advertise rental property listings under their name; students are not permitted to advertise on any owner’s behalf.
     

    Privacy Policy: 
    Places4Students Inc. will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes and we only use your personal information as described in our Privacy Policy.

    Places4Students Inc. will only collect, use and disclose personal information from users, in order to provide the services of this website for the user. We will only handle users’ personal information in a confidential manner. Users voluntarily provide their personal and contact information within secure accounts and to our staff over the phone or through correspondence.

    Contact information that is provided by the user to be posted and viewed by the public online (including names, company name, telephone numbers, email addresses, fax numbers or property addresses) is not included within this privacy policy.

    Places4Students Inc. is committed to keeping all users’ personal information secure by the use of IDs, passwords, encryption, firewalls and PCI certification (Payment Card Industry Security). We will continually review and update our security policies and controls as technology changes, to ensure ongoing personal information security.

    Places4Students may collect, use or disclose personal information without the user’s knowledge or consent in the limited circumstances described below:

    • The collection, use or disclosure is clearly in the interest of the user and consent cannot be obtained in a timely way;
    • When the collection, use or disclosure of personal information is permitted or required by law;
    • In an emergency that threatens an individual's life, health, or personal security;
    • When the personal information is available from a public source (an online, printed or telephone directory);
    • When we require legal advice from a lawyer; or
    • To protect Places4students Inc. or its Schools/Institutions represented from fraud.

    Users are responsible to ensure their personal and contact information is accurate and complete within their accounts, listings or advertisements.
     

    Profanity:
    Places4Students Inc. policy prohibits the use of language on the website that is racist, hateful, sexual or obscene in nature for a public area. This includes, but is not limited to, offensive user names, e-mail addresses, posting's content and pictures.
     

    Street Addresses:
    Rental property listings without street numbers in the property address will be approved by Places4Students Administration. However, this will result in inaccurate google coordinates for mapping within the listing.
     

    Multiple Addresses / Multiple Accommodations:
    Places4Students Inc. policy does not allow multiple addresses or accommodations to be advertised within one rental property listing. Listings that are in violation of this policy will not be approved by Places4Students Administration. Properties that have multiple units must be advertised using Multiple Unit Listing(s). Places4Students Inc. reserves the right to edit the content of all rental property listings.
     

    Duplicate Listings:
    Places4Students Inc. policy does not allow identical rental property listings to be posted more than once within the same school's webpage. Duplicate rental property listings are permitted to be posted on several school's webpages, provided all applicable listing fees are paid.
     

    Spamming:  
    Places4Students Inc. policy prohibits users from using this website to send spam. Spam is defined as e-mail that is both unsolicited and is commercial in nature.
     

    False Contact Information:
    Places4Students Inc. policy prohibits users from falsifying or omitting their contact information including name, address and/or telephone numbers (fax machines or disconnected numbers) when processing payment by invoicing. If Places4Students Administration is unable to contact a user for invoicing purposes, then the aforementioned Invoicing Policy will be in violation.
     

    Non-Discrimination: 
    Users posting or otherwise using this Site declare THAT THEY WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST APPLICANTS OR TENANTS ON THE BASIS OF AGE, RACE, GENDER, NATIONALITY, RELIGION, DISABILITY OR SEXUAL PREFERENCE, WITH RESPECT TO AVAILABILITY OF HOUSING OR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF RENTING OR LEASING HOUSING, AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT PLACES4STUDENTS INC. WILL SUSPEND THE ACCOUNT OF ANY USER FOUND GUILTY BY THE DESIGNATED AUTHORITIES, OF ENGAGING IN ANY SUCH DISCRIMINATION.
     

    Shared Housing Exceptions to Non-Discrimination:
    The specification of preferences of tenants in rental property listings is prohibited, except under shared housing circumstances. If a user is advertising a shared housing unit in which tenants will be sharing a bathroom, kitchen or other common area, the user may express a preference based upon gender only.
     

    JavaScript:
    Places4Students Inc. policy does not permit the use of the following types of JavaScript functions in any item posting(s):

    • Scripts used to drop or read a cookie on any Places4Students Inc. page;
    • Scripts that redirect the user from Places4Students Inc. to another page (such as the "replace" script); or
    • JavaScript include and iframe.

    Many people are not aware of the problems these scripts can cause and do not intentionally use them to cause harm; however, these types of scripts can also be used for malicious purposes. Therefore, in the interest of security, Places4Students Administration will not upload a posting with scripts.
     

    Links: 
    Places4Students Inc. policy permits the use of internet links within banner ads and multiple unit postings; however, users posting links take full responsibility for the content of the links. Places4Students Inc. reserves the right to delete any links, where the content is determined to be inappropriate, offensive or against any of the policies set-out herein.
     

    Third Party Webpage Text:  
    Places4Students Inc. policy permits the use of third party webpage text within postings; however, users posting the text take full responsibility for its content. Places4Students Inc. reserves the right to delete any third party webpage text, where the content is determined to be inappropriate, offensive or against any of the policies set-out herein.
     

    Photos:  
    Places4Students Inc. policy prohibits the use of photos on the website that are racist, hateful, sexual or obscene in nature for a public area. It is strictly prohibited to copy, reproduce or reuse any photographs or images from this website.
     

    Withdrawn from Site:  
    Places4Students Inc. prohibits users whose accounts are suspended from registering new accounts under a different name and/or participating on Places4Students.com using associated registrations.
     

    Copyright & Trademarks:
    The Places4Students Inc. name and logo are registered trademarks in Canada, the United States and many other countries. Places4Students Inc. does not permit the use of its logo by third parties without a written license or agreement. Places4Students Inc. does not permit the use of its logo on any type of promotional materials, internet websites or content of postings within this Site.