DeedExpress® User Agreement

Updated As Of: February 29th, 2016.

Introduction/Authority/Parties

You represent and warrant that you are duly authorized to act on behalf of the entity for whom you work in connection with the transactions to be undertaken using this Web Portal and that you have the authority to bind such entity to the terms of this Agreement.

This User Agreement is between you (on behalf of the person or entity that you represent, such entity hereafter referred to as "You," and in the possessive as "Your"), each of the Florida Tax Collectors specified below (the "Tax Collectors") with whom You transact business through this site, and Grant Street Group ("Grant Street") as the designated service provider of the Tax Collectors. DeedExpress® is an online web portal (the "Web Portal") that allows users to view purchased certificates and the applicable tax deed estimates, submit tax deed applications online, download the Notice to Tax Collectors of Application for Tax Deed document (DR-512) and request refunds.

Upon acceptance of the terms of this Agreement, You will be granted access to DeedExpress® for the sole purpose of applying for tax deed applications online.

The following Tax Collectors have designated Grant Street as their sole service provider for purposes of facilitating online application of tax deeds:

Alachua County Tax Collector
Brevard County Tax Collector
Broward County Records, Taxes, & Treasury Division
Charlotte County Tax Collector
Citrus County Tax Collector
Escambia County Tax Collector
Highlands County Tax Collector
Hillsborough County Tax Collector
Indian River County Tax Collector
Lake County Tax Collector
Miami-Dade County Tax Collector
Monroe County Tax Collector
Nassau County Tax Collector
Okaloosa County Tax Collector
Osceola County Tax Collector
Pasco County Tax Collector
Pinellas County Tax Collector
Santa Rosa County Tax Collector
St. Lucie County Tax Collector
Sumter County Tax Collector
Volusia County Revenue Division
Walton County Tax Collector

Use/License

You acknowledge and agree that Your use of DeedExpress® is permitted pursuant to a limited license (the "Limited License") granted to You under this Agreement and that the web pages and features of the Web Portal (the "Proprietary Information") constitute a valuable trade secret owned by Grant Street. Except as expressly provided in this User Agreement, You agree not to copy, save, print, reveal to any third party, publish, post on the internet, permit access to, disseminate, distribute, disclose or modify any DeedExpress ® Proprietary Information without Grant Street’s prior written consent.

Your license to use the Web Portal is limited to Your participation in applying for tax deed applications, online, to the Tax Collectors. As a further condition of this Limited License, You hereby agree that You will not i) permit any third party to access, view, or use any part of the Web Portal or to use your User ID or password for the Web Portal; ii) attempt to modify, reproduce, decompile, reverse-engineer, resell or redistribute any part of the information obtained from the Web Portal; iii) use, nor allow anyone to use on your behalf, any robot, spider or other similar device to monitor or copy any pages of the Web Portal or any content or information accessible through this Web Portal; or iv) use any device, software or program to interfere with proper operations of the Web Portal.

You agree to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that any electronic files or information You transmit through the use of the Web Portal will be free from viruses or other code designed to interfere with the proper functioning of data information systems.

When accessing the Web Portal, You must use software, including a web browser, that supports a data security protocol compatible with the protocol required for the Web Portal.

With the exception of web browsers, You agree to use the software made available to all users through the Web Portal to perform the following functions:

  1. viewing purchased certificates
  2. viewing and/or downloading estimate files
  3. applying for tax deed applications
  4. requesting refunds

Emails and data transmitted via this application may be subject to Florida's Sunshine Law, as defined in Florida Statutes, Chapter 119.

You may print and copy, for Your internal record keeping purposes, only the pages of the Web Portal that evidence the transactions You have conducted using the Web Portal. You agree that i) You will treat such materials in a manner at least as restrictive as the manner in which You treat Your own confidential information, and ii) You will not disclose such materials to any third party without the prior written consent of Grant Street except as required by law, in which case You agree that You will give Grant Street prompt written notice of such legal requirement.

You acknowledge and agree that in order to use DeedExpress® there is an Online Tax Deed Application Usage Fee (the “Fee”) of $100 per tax deed application made via the Web Portal. The Fee is included in the Face Value of the tax deed application and is an interest bearing, redeemable fee. The Fee is separate from and in addition to the $75 statutory tax deed application fee required by Tax Collectors.

If You do not agree to pay the Fee for use of the Web Portal, please contact Customer Support at 1-866-247-4370 to discuss an alternative option.

User IDs/Passwords/Use Restrictions

You shall be solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of the User ID and password assigned to You for the purpose of accessing the Web Portal. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Tax Collectors and Grant Street harmless from and against any damages, financial or otherwise, resulting from Your use of the Web Portal or use by persons using Your User ID and password with or without Your knowledge or permission. You are hereby instructed by the Tax Collectors to notify Grant Street immediately via email sent to DeedExpress@GrantStreet.com, if You have reason to believe, or have become aware of, i) loss or theft of Your User ID and/or password, or ii) any unauthorized use of Your User ID and/or password.

Emails sent to Tax Collectors or Grant Street over the internet are susceptible to detection, decryption, eavesdropping or tampering. Thus, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold Tax Collectors and Grant Street harmless from and against any harm, financial or otherwise, that results from such detection, decryption, eavesdropping or tampering of emails.

Your use of the Web Portal must be in conformance with the User Instructions on the Web Portal.

Compliance with Laws

You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in connection with Your use of the Web Portal and the transactions conducted thereon, including without limitation any laws applicable to the handling or processing of individually identifiable information concerning individual persons. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Tax Collectors and Grant Street harmless from and against any damages, financial or otherwise, resulting from Your breach of any such applicable laws.

Exclusion of Warranties

Although Tax Collectors and Grant Street will endeavor to minimize the number and extent of changes to the appearance or functionality of the Web Portal, neither the Tax Collectors nor Grant Street makes any representation or warranty that the features or appearance of the Web Portal will remain unchanged for any period of time.

  1. Neither the Tax Collectors nor Grant Street shall have any liability, contingent or otherwise, for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or formatting of any data or information obtained from or through the Web Portal, or for any decision made or action taken by You in reliance upon such information or data.
  2. The Web Portal is provided "AS-IS". There is no warranty of merchantability, no warranty of fitness for a particular use, and no warranty of non-infringement. There is no other warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, regarding the Web Portal.

Limitation Of Liability

  1. In no event will the Tax Collectors or Grant Street be liable to You or anyone else for any consequential, incidental, special or indirect damages (including but not limited to lost profits, losses and damages) that result, arise from or relate to Your use of the Web Portal or the transactions conducted on the Web Portal. You agree that the cumulative liability of the Tax Collectors and Grant Street arising out of any kind of legal claim (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) in any way connected with the Web Portal, or the transactions conducted on the Web Portal, will not exceed $1,000. Notwithstanding this provision, You and Grant Street acknowledge that nothing contained herein shall be construed as a waiver of the Tax Collector's sovereign immunity under section 768.28, Florida Statutes.
  2. Neither the Tax Collectors nor Grant Street will be liable for any loss or damage resulting from voluntary shutdown of the Web Portal to address computer viruses, denial-of-service attacks, or other similar problems.
  3. Neither the Tax Collectors nor Grant Street will be responsible for any damage to Your computer, software, modem, telephone or other property resulting from Your use of the Web Portal or Licensed Information.

Force Majeure

Neither the Tax Collectors nor Grant Street shall be liable for any loss resulting from i) a cause over which neither has direct control; or ii) any events which are beyond their reasonable control.

Entire Agreement

This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties relating to the Web Portal and transactions conducted thereon, and supersedes all prior written or oral communications between the parties on related subjects. In the event any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain valid and enforceable.

Amendments

This Agreement may be amended at any time (as indicated by the date shown above). It is Your responsibility to review it from time to time to keep abreast of new amendments.