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Article 19.1: IDX Defined

Posted by MFRMLS Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:31:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 1: IDX Defined.
  IDX affords MLS participants the ability to authorize limited electronic display and delivery of their listings by other participants via the following authorized mediums under the participant’s control: websites, mobile apps and audio devices.  As used throughout this policy "display" includes "delivery" of such listings. (Amended 6/2017)

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Articel 19.2: Authorization Presumed

Posted by MFRMLS Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:35:00 GMT

  

Article 19 - MFRMLS IDX Rules and Regulations

Section 2:  Authorization Presumed.  Participants’ consent for display of their listings by other participants pursuant to these rules and regulations is presumed unless a participant affirmatively notifies the MLS that the participant refuses to permit display (either on a blanket or on a listing-by-listing basis). If a participant refuses on a blanket basis to permit the display of that participant’s listings, that participant may not download, frame or display the aggregated MLS data of other participants. Even where participants have given blanket authority for other participants to display their listings on IDX sites, such consent may be withdrawn on a listing-by-listing basis where the seller has prohibited all Internet display. (Revised NAR 5/2012)

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Article 19.2.1: Intention to Display

Posted by MFRMLS Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:00:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 2.1 Intention to Display.
Participants must notify the MLS of their intention to display IDX information and must give the MLS direct access for purposes of monitoring/ensuring compliance with applicable rules and policies.

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Article 19.3: Participation

Posted by MFRMLS Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:36:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 3:  Participation.
  Participation in IDX is available to all MLS participants engaged in real estate brokerage who consent to display of their listings by other participant.

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Article 19.4: Limitation of Use

Posted by MFRMLS Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:39:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 4:  Limitation of Use.
  MLS participants may not use IDX-provided listings for any purpose other than display as provided for in these rules. This does not require participants to prevent indexing of IDX listings by recognized search engines.

Except as provided in the IDX policy and these rules, an IDX site or a participant or user operating an IDX site or displaying IDX information as otherwise permitted may not distribute, provide, or make any portion of the MLS database available to any person or entity.

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Article 19.5: Owner(s) of Records Restrictions

Posted by MFRMLS Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:41:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


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ection 5:  Owner(s) of Record Restrictions.
 Listings, including property addresses, can be included in IDX displays except where a seller has directed their listing broker to withhold their listing or the listing’s property address from all display on the internet (including, but not limited to, publicly-accessible websites or VOW’s). (Updated 6/2012)

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Article 19.6: Required Refreshing of MLS Data

Posted by MFRMLS Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:43:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 6:  Required Refreshing of MLS Data.  Participants must refresh all MLS downloads and IDX displays automatically fed by those downloads not less frequently than every 12 hours.

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Articile 19.7: Owner's Right to Disallow Certain IDX Features

Posted by MFRMLS Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:44:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 7:  Owner’s Right to Disallow Certain IDX Features.
  Any IDX display controlled by a participant or subscriber that

A.  Allows third-parties to write comments or reviews about particular listings or displays a hyperlink to such comments or reviews in immediate conjunction with particular listings.

OR

B.  Displays an automated estimate of the market value of the listing (or hyperlink to such estimate) in immediate conjunction with the listing, either or both of those features shall be disabled or discontinued for the seller(s) listings at the request of the seller(s).  The listing broker or agent shall communicate to the MLS that the seller has elected to have one or both of these features disabled or discontinued on all displays controlled by participants’.


Except for the foregoing and subject to Article 19.8, a participant’s IDX display may communicate the participant’s professional judgment concerning any listing.  Nothing shall prevent an IDX display from notifying its customers that a particular feature has been disabled at the request of the seller. 

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Article 19.8: Data Accuracy

Posted by MFRMLS Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:50:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 8:  Data Accuracy.
 
Participants shall maintain a means (e.g., e-mail address, telephone number) to receive comments about the accuracy of any data or information that is added by or on behalf of the participant beyond that supplied by the MLS and that relates to a specific property. Participants shall correct or remove any false data or information relating to a specific property upon receipt of a communication from the listing broker or listing agent for the property explaining why the data or information is false. However, participants shall not be obligated to remove or correct any data or information that simply reflects good faith opinion, advice, or professional judgment. (Updated NAR 5/2012)

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Article 19.9: Designated Data Fields

Posted by MFRMLS Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:51:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 9: Designated Display of Data Fields.
  Listings displayed pursuant to IDX shall contain only those fields of data designated by the MLS. Display of all other fields (as determined by the MLS) is prohibited. Confidential fields intended only for other MLS participants and subscribers (e.g., cooperative compensation offers, showing instructions, property security information, etc.) may not be displayed.  In addition, Sold/Leased listings may only display the first image specified in the data feed. (Amended 6/2017)

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Article 19.10: Listing Types Not Displayed

Posted by MFRMLS Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:53:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 10: Listing Types Not Displayed.
  The type of listing agreement (e.g., exclusive right to sell, exclusive agency, etc.) may not be displayed.

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Article 19.11: Manipulation of Listing Data

Posted by MFRMLS Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:55:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 11: Manipulation of Listing Data.
  Participants shall not modify or manipulate information relating to other participants’ listings.  This is not a limitation on site design but refers to changes to actual listing data. MLS data may be augmented with additional data not otherwise prohibited from display so long as the source of the additional data is clearly identified. This requirement does not restrict the format of MLS data display or display of fewer than all of the available listings or fewer authorized data fields. 

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Article 19.12: Identification of Listing Firm

Posted by MFRMLS Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:56:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 12:  Identification of Listing Firm.  All listings displayed pursuant to IDX shall identify the listing firm in a reasonably prominent location and in a readily visible color and typeface not smaller than the median used in the display of listing data. Displays of minimal information (e.g., “thumbnails”, text messages, “tweets”, etc., of two hundred [200] characters or less) or for audio delivery of listing content.  Minimal displays are exempt from this requirement but only when linked directly to a display that includes all required disclosures. Audio delivery of listing content is exempt from the disclosure requirements only when all required disclosures are subsequently delivered electronically to the registered consumer performing the property search or linked to through the devices application.  (Amended 6/2017)

Any IDX display controlled by a participant must clearly identify the name of the brokerage firm under which they operate in a readily visible color and typeface. For purpose of the IDX policy and these rules, “control” means the ability to add, delete, modify and update information as required by the IDX policy and MLS rules.

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Article 19.13: Licenses' Right to Use or Access MFRMLS Database

Posted by MFRMLS Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:58:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 13:  Licensees’ Right to Use or Access MFRMLS Database.
Non-principal brokers and sales licensees affiliated with IDX participants may display information available through IDX on their own websites subject to the affiliated participant’s consent and control and the requirements of state law and/or regulation and MLS rules.

 

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Article 19.14: MLS Shown as Source

Posted by MFRMLS Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 14:  MLS Shown as Source.
 All listings displayed pursuant to IDX shall show the MLS as the source of the information. Displays of minimal information (e.g. “thumbnails”, text messages, “tweets”, etc., of two hundred (200) characters or less)are exempt from this requirement but only when linked directly to a display that includes all required disclosures.

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Article 19.15: Required IDX Site Disclaimer

Posted by MFRMLS Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:02:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 15: Required IDX Site Disclaimer.
  Participants (and their affiliated licensees, if applicable) shall indicate on their websites that IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers’ personal, non-commercial use, that it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing, and that the data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. The MLS may, at its discretion, require use of other disclaimers as necessary to protect participants and/or the MLS from liability. Displays of minimal information (e.g. “thumbnails”, text messages, “tweets”, etc., of two hundred (200) characters or less are exempt from this requirement but only when linked directly to a display that includes all required disclosures.

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Article 19.16: Listing Download Limits

Posted by MFRMLS Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:03:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 16:  Listing Download Limits.
  The data consumers can retrieve or download in response to an inquiry shall be determined by the MLS but in no instance shall be limited to fewer than one hundred (100) listings or five percent (5%) of the listings available for IDX display, whichever is fewer.

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Article 19.17: Display of Owner Information

Posted by MFRMLS Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:07:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 17:  Display of Owner Information.
  Display of owner’s and/or occupant’s(s’) name(s), phone number(s), and/or email addresses is prohibited

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Article 19.18: IDX Site Security

Posted by MFRMLS Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:08:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 18:  IDX Site Security.
  Participants are required to employ appropriate security protection such as firewalls on their websites and displays provided that any security measures required may not be greater than those employed by the MLS.

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Article 19.19: Site Audit Trail Required

Posted by MFRMLS Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:09:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 19: Site Audit Trail Required.
  Participants must maintain an audit trail of consumer activity on their website and make that information available to the MLS if the MLS believes the IDX site has caused or permitted a breach in the security of the data or a violation of MLS rules related to use by consumers.

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Article 19.20: Deceptive or Misleading Advertising

Posted by MFRMLS Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:11:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 20:  Deceptive or Misleading Advertising
.  Deceptive or misleading advertising (including co-branding) on pages displaying IDX-provided listings is prohibited. For purposes of these rules, co-branding will be presumed not to be deceptive or misleading if the participant’s logo and contact information is larger than that of any third party.

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Article 19.21: Service Fees and Charges

Posted by MFRMLS Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:12:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19:  MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 21: Service Fees and Charges.
 
Service fees and charges for participation in IDX shall be as established annually by the Board of Directors.

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Article 19.22: Third Party IDX Provider Agreement

Posted by MFRMLS Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:15:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19 - MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS

Section 22: Third Party IDX Provider Agreement.
  Any Participant providing an IDX solution or using a third party to develop/design/maintain his/her IDX solution must execute the IDX agreement prescribed by MFRMLS and any third party must also be a signatory to the agreement.

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Article 19.23: Participants may select the IDX listings

Posted by MFRMLS Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:16:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19 - MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 23: Participants may select the IDX listings.
Participants may select the IDX listings they choose to display on their IDX sites based only on objective criteria including, but not limited to, factors such as geography or location (“uptown,” “downtown,” etc.), list price, type of property (e.g., condominiums, cooperatives, single family detached, multi-family), cooperative compensation offered by listing brokers, type of listing (e.g., exclusive right-to-sell or exclusive agency), or the level of service provided by the listing firm. Selection of listings displayed must be independently made by each participant.  Participant must disclose that only a portion of the IDX database is listed.

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Article 19.24: Use of Listing Content of Another Brokerage

Posted by MFRMLS Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:11:00 GMT


ARTICLE 19 - MFRMLS IDX RULES and REGULATIONS


Section 24: Use of Listing Content of Another Brokerage. Participants and Subscriber are prohibited to advertise/display listing content of another brokerage on the Internet for purposes other than licensed IDX without written permission from the listing broker. The penalty for non-compliance is outlined in the Automatic Fine Schedule, Level II (See Article 11/Section 4C).

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