Terms & Conditions

  1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

  1. Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE)'s web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  • modify or copy the materials;
  • use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  • attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE)'s web site;
  • remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  • transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

  1. Disclaimer

The materials on Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE)'s web site are provided "as is". Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

  1. Limitations

In no event shall Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE)'s Internet site, even if Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) or a Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you

  1. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE)'s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

  1. Links

Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE)'s web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

9. Membership Payment, Cancellation, & Privacy

These SPIRE Membership Fees hereby incorporate by reference all terms, conditions rules, policies and guidelines on the Site, including the SPIRE's Terms of Service (“Terms of Service”). Capitalized terms not defined in these SPIRE Membership Fees are defined in the Terms of Service.

These SPIRE Membership Fees are effective as of January 1, 2011. Your continued use of the Site after such time will signify your acceptance of these SPIRE Membership Fees. We reserve the right to modify the provisions in these SPIRE Membership Fees without prior notice to you, so please check back often for updates.


SPIRE offers several SPIRE membership programs as detailed on the Site. Each membership program includes a certain set of "Benefits".

SPIRE reserves the right to change membership fees, upon reasonable notice posted in advance on this Site for our members information. No refunds of fees already paid will be given. If SPIRE exercises its right to cancel a membership at any time, SPIRE will not refund the membership fee already paid.


SPIRE membership fees can be paid by credit card, bank account, PayPal, Authorize.net (our two main payment gateways on our website). The membership billing period begins on the date that SPIRE receives payment. SPIRE membership fees are calculated from the beginning of that billing period.

SPIRE automatically renews your SPIRE yearly or 3 year membership only if you agreed to automatic renewal and charges your payment method on file. If your Account is set up to pay by credit card (Authorize.net is our payment gateway for credit card transactions), check, or PayPal, you hereby authorize us to charge such credit card, bill for payment if check was used, or PayPal for the appropriate membership fees and amounts stated. Automatic renewal occurs on the first day after the expiration date. You can cancel by following the cancellation instructions listed below.

SPIRE accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, & American Express, any credit card transaction is subject to a 3% service fee, assessed at the time of the transaction.


If you upgrade your membership program, the unused portion of a lower membership fee will be credited toward the higher membership fee. The new billing period will then be based upon the date SPIRE created your original membership. Upgrading a membership or adding additional categories will not result in a new billing date, and all unused benefits of the old membership will be superceeded by the new membership's benefits. If you downgrade a membership, you will not receive a refund or credit for the fees already paid. The downgrade will go into effect at the beginning of the next billing period.


To cancel your membership, you must contact Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE) at (650) 785-2980 or email [email protected] .Your cancellation request will be effective if received by 11:15 p.m. Pacific Time on the final day of your membership term. SPIRE will send you an email confirmation once your membership has been cancelled. You will not be liable for any additional membership fees after your cancellation is effective. Cancellation goes into effect at the end of the active billing period.

There are no Refunds, all SALES ARE FINAL.

In any notice of cancellation, you must include:

  1. Your full name, phone number and address.
  2. Membership type you wish to cancel.
  3. Categories you wish to cancel (Full Membership, Guest Membership).
  4. The last five digits of the payment method currently used for your Account (for your security, write only the last five digits.
  5. Please note that we will not be able to process cancellation requests unless all of the above information is provided.


SPIRE and all its representatives maintain strict privacy guidelines and are obligated by contract to maintain any financial and personal information of all members completely confidential. Your information will never be shared or sold to a third party. All financial information is kept secured and private. All paying members of SPIRE have access to a SPIRE membership directory online and in print version. This membership directory will include the following information regarding all SPIRE members:


Company & Position Held


Email Address

Phone Number

Access to confidential contact information is being provided to you by Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE). This data is to be used to foster contacts with the Stanford and SPIRE communities and to promote events, groups, and communications.

Any information you obtain through the use of SPIRE resources—including online databases and discussion groups—is confidential and is not to be used for any purpose other than those approved by SPIRE. No part of the information you receive may be reproduced, retransmitted, distributed, published (except with permission from all those being published) or used for commercial or political purposes.


If you wish to report a violation of the Terms of Service, have any questions or need assistance, please contact SPIRE Customer Support as follows:

Email: [email protected]

Phone (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pacific Time): (650) 785-2980