Article 16.1: Distribution

Section 1: Distribution

Participants shall at all times maintain control over and responsibility for  any Stellar MLS compilation available to them and shall not distribute this data  to persons other than those affiliated with Participants as Subscribers or licensees or those individuals who are licensed or certified by an appropriate state regulatory agency to engage in the appraisal of real property. Use of information developed by or published by Stellar MLS is strictly limited to the activities authorized under a Participant’s licensure(s) or certification and unauthorized uses are prohibited. Further, none of the foregoing is intended to convey “participation” or “membership” or any right of access to information developed by or published by Stellar MLS where access to such information is prohibited by law.

Article 16.2: Display

Section 2: Display

Participants and Subscribers shall be permitted to display the Stellar MLS compilation to prospective purchasers only in conjunction with their ordinary business activities of attempting to locate ready, willing and able buyers for the properties listed in Stellar MLS.

Article 16.3: Reproduction

Section 3: Reproduction

Participants or Subscribers shall not reproduce any listing compilation or any portion thereof except in the following circumstances: Participants or Subscribers may reproduce from the Stellar MLS compilation and distribute to prospective purchasers a reasonable number of single copies of property listing data contained in the Stellar MLS compilation which relates to any properties in which the prospective purchasers are, or may, in the judgment of the Participants or Subscribers be interested. However, nothing contained herein shall be construed to preclude the Listing Participant from utilizing, displaying, distributing, or reproducing property listing flyers or other compilations of data pertaining exclusively to properties currently listed for sale with them.

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 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 confidential may not be used as supporting documentation.  Any other use of such information is unauthorized and prohibited by these rules and regulations.

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