Last Updated and Effective: January 1, 2020
You are visiting a website owned and operated by LendingTree, LLC. LendingTree, LLC and its subsidiaries (collectively, “LendingTree”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust as it relates to the privacy and usage of your information. Please read below and learn how we collect, protect, share, and use your information as part of our technology platforms, and all of our products and services.
LendingTree’s commercial loan Websites are designed for businesses and are not intended for individuals’ personal, family or household use. Accordingly, we treat all personal information collected for commercial loan products, including information about any visitors to our website, as pertaining to individuals acting as business representatives, rather than in their personal capacity.
Information We Collect.
a. Identifying Information: We collect information that could identify you such as your name, address, telephone number, mobile number, email address, and Social Security Number. We may also collect this type of information from you about others, such as co-borrowers.
b. Other Information: We also collect information such as demographic data, data about your online activity, and other information that is not used to identify you.
How We Collect Information
a. Information provided by you: We collect information from you when you enter it or otherwise provide it in connection with an inquiry into our Services. This information could be provided via an online form, over the phone, or via other means in which you interact with our Services.
b. Information from service providers: Information is collected from third-party service providers, such as credit bureaus and service providers who may have data on your financial profile, home, or other demographic information.
How We Use Information
We may use collected information to:
i. Deliver the products and services you requested
ii. Improve customer service
iii. Improve our Site
iv. Personalize your user experience
v. Communicate with you about products or services that may be of interest to you
vi. Manage our business
Who Do We Share Your Information With?
LendingTree affiliates: We may share information about you or provided by you with the LendingTree affiliates.
Network Partners: In submitting an inquiry or using another other Service provided through the Website, you agree that LendingTree may share information about you or provided by you with lenders and other third parties which provide services to our consumers in our network (collectively, “Network Partners”) to deliver the products and services your requested. PLEASE NOTE: The Network Partners that interact with you may retain or use your information whether or not you use their services. You should contact these Network Partners directly concerning their privacy and information sharing practices. Pursuant to the contracts between LendingTree and its Network Partners, if you select a Network Partner through a LendingTree website, LendingTree may also receive information about you from that Network Partner including, but not limited to, the amount or disposition of your Loan. LendingTree and its Network Partners may exchange information about you, your loan terms, and your accounts for the purpose of providing you with information about financial services and products. LendingTree may maintain this information to assist with litigation, regulatory request(s), law enforcement requests, internal analytics, marketing purposes, and any other legally permissible purpose.
c. LendingTree Service Providers: We may share information with Service Providers that perform certain services on our behalf including, but not limited to, credit bureaus, marketing partners, or entities providing business analysis and/or website or product support.
d. Other Situations: We may also disclose information about you or provided by you at our sole discretion:
i. In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, a request for cooperation from a law enforcement agency, self-regulatory body, or other governmental agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as we reasonably believe is required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
ii. When we believe disclosure is appropriate in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding actual or suspected illegal activity or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of the LendingTree Business, our users, our employees, or others; or to enforce our Site’s terms and condition or other agreements or policies.
iii. In connection with a substantial corporate transaction involving the LendingTree Business, such as a sale of LendingTree or any entity, brand or division thereof, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, asset sale, or bankruptcy.
iv. In connection with state and/or federal licensing requirements regarding the reporting of information contained in the loan inquiries we receive from you. You authorize LendingTree to obtain any and all required information from the Network Partners that have interacted with you in order for LendingTree to comply with current laws and regulations as well as with any requests from state or federal regulators. This information could include, but is not necessarily limited to, the loan you selected and the terms of the loan you selected.
v. We may share information with third parties that is not personally identifying, such as aggregated or anonymized data, in our discretion, where not prohibited by law.
Cookies and Do Not Track
b. The Websites do not support Do Not Track browser settings and we do not participate in any frameworks that respond to Do Not Track signals.
Marketing and Communications
a. Communications: You may adjust your communications preferences through your My LendingTree profile. You may also modify your preferences by clicking on an unsubscribe link at the bottom of certain emails sent from LendingTree.
b. Advertising on third party sites: We may use third-party tracking technology. This technology allows targeted advertisements to you from LendingTree Businesses. Some of these advertising companies may be networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies. The opt-out is available at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/
Updating and Accessing Your Information
The appropriate method(s) for accessing your information, if any, will depend on which Site or services you have used. Depending on the respective Site or service, you may have the ability to view or edit some of your information online using the respective Site or service’s interface. If you have submitted a loan request through us, you can update your information by contacting our Customer Care Department at [email protected]. Our address is 11115 Rushmore Drive, Charlotte, NC 28277.
How We Protect Your Information
a. We follow industry standard security measures (including physical, electronic, and procedural measures) to help safeguard your information from unauthorized access and disclosure. We also require employees to comply with information security safeguards, we use encryption in the transmission of your information between your system and ours, and we use firewalls and other intrusion detection and prevention controls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your information.
b. No system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we cannot guarantee that your information, searches, or other communication will always remain secure.
Visiting our Websites From Outside the United States
The Site is governed by the laws of the United States and is intended for the enjoyment of individuals connected to the internet from a physical location within the United States only. We make no representation that the Site is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of any other nation.
Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule
This Website and App are not intended for individuals under 18 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 18. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a person under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete the information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a person under 18; please contact us at 1 (800) 555-8733.
LendingTree ChatBot Disclosure
Like many companies online, we use services provided by Google, Facebook and other companies that use tracking technology. These services rely on tracking technologies – such as cookies and web beacons – to collect directly from your device information about your browsing activities, your interactions with websites, and the device you are using to connect to the Internet. There are a number of ways to opt out of having your online activity and device data collected through these services, which we have summarized below:
Blocking cookies in your browser. Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies, including cookies used for interest-based advertising. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Blocking advertising ID use in your mobile settings. Your mobile device settings may provide functionality to limit use of the advertising ID associated with your mobile device for interest-based advertising purposes.
Using privacy plug-ins or browsers. You can block our websites from setting cookies used for interest-based ads by using a browser with privacy features, like Brave, or installing browser plugins like Privacy Badger, Ghostery or uBlock Origin, and configuring them to block third party cookies/trackers.
Platform opt-outs. The following advertising partners offer opt-out features that let you opt-out of use of your information for interest-based advertising:
Advertising industry opt-out tools. You can also use these opt-out options to limit use of your information for interest-based advertising by participating companies:
Digital Advertising Alliance: http://optout.aboutads.info
Network Advertising Initiative: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1
Note that because these opt-out mechanisms are specific to the device or browser on which they are exercised, you will need to opt out on every browser and device that you use.
How to Contact Us
11115 Rushmore Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
We are required by the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) to provide to California residents an explanation of how we collect, use and share their personal Information, and of the rights and choices we offer California residents regarding our handling of their personal information (the “Notice”).
Visiting our consumer websites,
Signing up for email alerts,
Commenting on or contributing to our blogs,
Establishing an account that does not include financial products or services, or
Applying for our job openings on our websites (however, note that the CCPA does not extend Privacy Rights to job applicants).
Consumers who initiate or complete the process of applying for financial products or services. This is because this information is subject to the federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLBA”) and implementing regulations, or the California Financial Information Privacy Act (“FIPA”), or
Representatives of businesses that seek to obtain our products or services, or to provide products or services to us.
Through our services – for example, by opening an account or initiating an application for financial product or services – you direct us to disclose your information to companies that provide the services in which you are interested.
Here is a description of our relevant privacy practices:
How you interact with us
Personal information collection
CCPA-defined categories (click for details)
Sources of personal information
Purposes for which we may collect and use the personal information
Sign up for email alerts
Interact with our blogs
Establish an account
Name or alias
Research and development
Shared with service providers
Made public at your direction
Visit our websites
Receive and Respond to marketing emails
Online activity data
Information derived from device data and online activity data
Internet or Network Information
Research and development
Collected directly by or shared with our service providers
Collected directly by advertising partners
Apply for our open positions on our website
Professional credentials and skills
Educational and work history
Other resume data you provide
Diversity information you voluntarily provide
Disability information where necessary
Professional or employment information
Protected classification characteristics
Background check and/or drug testing companies
Employment agencies or recruiters
Facilitate recruitment activities
Process employment applications
Monitoring recruitment statistics
Shared with service providers
Collected directly by or shared with background check and drug testing companies
Please note that we may also disclose all personal information (a) to comply with federal, state, or local laws; (b) to comply with a civil, criminal, or regulatory inquiry, investigation, subpoena, or summons by federal, state, or local authorities; (c) to cooperate with law enforcement agencies concerning conduct or activity that we believe may violate federal, state, or local law, (d) when we sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our business or assets, including your personal information, in connection with a business transaction (or potential business transaction), or (e) to professional advisors, such as lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.
The CCPA grants individuals the following rights:
Please note that the CCPA limits these rights by, for example, prohibiting us from providing certain sensitive information in response to an access request and limiting the circumstances in which we must comply with a deletion request. We will also respond to requests for information and access only to the extent we are able to associate with a reasonable effort the information we maintain with the identifying details you provide in your request. If we deny your request, we will communicate our decision to you.
To request access to or deletion of personal information:
Email [email protected]
Identity verification. The CCPA requires us to verify the identity of the individual submitting a request to access or delete personal information before providing a substantive response to the request. We will ask you to verify your identity when you submit a request.
Authorized agents. California residents can empower an “authorized agent” to submit requests on their behalf. We will require the authorized agent to have a written authorization confirming that authority.
Effective Date: January 1, 2020
- For purposes of this Agreement, "you" or "your" means the person(s) using the Websites and/or the Services, and any person(s) for whom such person(s) are acting as an agent with respect to the Websites and/or the Services.
- "LendingTree", "us" or "we" includes LendingTree, LLC and any of its affiliates or subsidiaries.
- “Loan” includes, but may not be limited to, any of the credit and related products and services which you inquire about by using the LendingTree websites.
- “Provider(s)” includes, but may not be limited to, the banks, lenders, financial institutions, insurers, service providers, real estate companies, dealers, agents, brokers and other entities offering products and services through LendingTree's Websites.
- “Qualification Form” refers to your request to be matched with providers of any of the products and services that you may be connected to through LendingTree’s Websites.
- We are licensed as set forth in the Licenses and Disclosures section, which is incorporated into this Agreement by reference.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify the Websites or this Agreement (or any portion thereof) at any time. Such changes and modifications become effective immediately upon posting on the Websites. You agree to review this Agreement for any such changes upon your use of the Websites and that your continued use of the Websites or Services constitutes your acceptance of such changes and modifications. The Websites are intended for individuals who are at least 18 years of age and are accessing the internet from a physical location within the United States of America. By using or accessing the Websites, you acknowledge that you are 18 years of age or older and are accessing the internet from a physical location within the United States of America.
Consumer Information Security Policy
Our Consumer Information Security Policy, hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement, explains the measures we take to protect your information and descriptions of ways we implement these measures for different types of information you may provide to us.
Our Consent Agreement for Electronic Disclosures and Communications, hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement, explains your agreement to receive all current and future notices, disclosures, communications and information, and to do business electronically with us and our Providers. Your continued use of this site is evidence of your acceptance and agreement to be bound by this Agreement.
Copyright, Trademark and Service Mark Notices
All text, graphics, photographs, videos, sound, trademarks, logos, artwork, interfaces and computer code, including but not limited to the design, coordination, “look and feel” and arrangement of elements contained on the Websites (collectively “Content”) is owned or licensed by or to LendingTree. The Content is protected by trademark, copyright, and patent laws, and other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws. Except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Websites or Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, transmitted or distributed in any way, including the use of framing or mirrors, to any other computer, server, website or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without LendingTree’s prior written permission. Nothing on the Websites should be construed as granting any license or right to use any Content.
Disclaimers and Liability
THE WEBSITES, CONTENT AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FOR USE “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. LENDINGTREE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITES, CONTENT OR SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. LENDINGTREE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITES, CONTENT OR SERVICES WILL PROVIDE SPECIFIC RESULTS.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW:
- UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL LENDINGTREE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF YOUR RELIANCE ON OR USE OF THE WEBSITES, CONTENT, SERVICES OR OTHER ITEMS LOCATED ON THE WEBSITES.
- LENDINGTREE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
ADDITIONALLY, THE INCLUSION OR OFFERING OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON THE WEBSITES DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION OF SUCH PRODUCTS OR SERVICES BY US. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless LendingTree and its officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, successors-in-interest, licensors, employees, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates (“Lending Tree Parties”), from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, expenses (including attorneys' fees and costs) and damages arising out of or relating to your use of the Websites or Services, your violation of any third-party right or law, or your violation or alleged violation of this Agreement. You must not settle any such claim or matter without the prior written consent of LendingTree. The LendingTree Parties reserve the right, at their own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you further agree that you will cooperate fully in the defense of any such claims.
Limitation on Damages
LENDINGTREE’S LIABILITY, IF ANY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO DIRECT AND FORESEEABLE DAMAGES, WHICH SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PROVIDED BELOW. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL LENDINGTREE BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, STATUTORY, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO DATA, OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, IN NO EVENT SHALL LENDINGTREE’S TOTAL LIABILITY EXCEED U.S. $100.00. THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY EVEN IF THIS REMEDY DOES NOT FULLY COMPENSATE YOU FOR ANY LOSSES OR FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR IF WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THE DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR TO THE SERVICES.
Links to Third Party Websites
The Websites may contain links to websites maintained by third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. We do not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on non-affiliated third-party websites. Our inclusion of a link to a website does not imply any endorsement of the services or the website, its contents, or its sponsoring organization. Your use of any such third-party websites may be subject to other terms and conditions imposed by the third parties maintaining those websites. When you leave the Websites, you agree that We are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the information provided by that website, nor is it liable for any direct or indirect technical or system issues arising out of your access to or use of third-party technologies or programs available through that website.
Errors and Delays
You agree that LendingTree is not responsible for any errors or delays in responding to a request or referral form caused by, including but not limited to, an incorrect email address or other information provided by you or other technical problems beyond our reasonable control.
Dispute Resolution, Governing Law, Waivers and Limitations
YOU AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND US, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DISPUTES RELATING TO THE WEBSITES, CONTENT OR SERVICES (“DISPUTE”), SHALL BE FINALLY AND EXCLUSIVELY RESOLVED BY BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (“AAA”) IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS CONSUMER ARBITRATION RULES. DISPUTES WILL BE ARBITRATED AT A HEARING CONDUCTED IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA; THE ARBITRATOR(S) SHALL HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO DEVIATE FROM THE LAW, AND THE ARBITRATOR(S) SHALL MAKE ALL REASONABLE EFFORTS TO EXPEDITE THE ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS AND TO LIMIT DISCOVERY. THIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LITIGATE ANY SUCH DISPUTE IN COURT, AND THAT YOU AGREE TO WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL. YOU AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY CONFLICTS OF LAWS PROVISIONS. IF ANY MATTER PROCEEDS IN COURT, INCLUDING POST-ARBITRATION CONFIRMATION PROCEEDINGS, YOU AGREE TO THE EXCLUSIVE PERSONAL JURISDICTION BY, AND VENUE IN, THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, AND WAIVE ANY OBJECTION TO SUCH JURISDICTION OR VENUE.
You agree that no arbitration under this agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this agreement. Arbitration must be on an individual basis. You may not join or consolidate claims in arbitration or litigate in court or arbitrate any claims as a representative or member of a class or in a private attorney general capacity.
You agree that any dispute or disagreement regarding the enforceability, applicability or interpretation of any provision of this Agreement, including the provisions regarding dispute resolution and arbitration, is a Dispute subject to the arbitration provisions herein and shall be resolved by an arbitrator.
You also agree that any dispute or cause of action arising out of or related to the Websites, Services or Content must be commenced within one year from the later of (1) when the dispute or cause of action accrues or, (2) through the exercise of reasonable diligence you should have known about the accrual of the cause of action. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
You acknowledge and agree that, in entering into this Agreement, you are not relying on any representation, warranty, statement or promise, express or implied, not explicitly set forth in this Agreement, and you hereby waive any claimed reliance on same. If any provision of this Agreement shall be found to be invalid or unenforceable, you agree such provision shall, to the maximum extent feasible, be modified by to render it enforceable with respect to the Dispute at issue and to reflect to the maximum extent possible the intent of the existing language of the provision when considered in the context of this Agreement as a whole, that such modified provision shall be enforced with respect to the underlying claims in the Dispute at issue, and that such a finding of invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the validity or enforceability of this Agreement as a whole or of any other provision of this Agreement.
Terms Applicable to All Services
We provide educational content and operate online marketplaces that enable consumers to comparison shop on LendingTree’s Websites for financial products and services offered by LendingTree’s network of Providers.
By submitting any Qualification Form containing your electronic signature through a LendingTree Website, and separately for each such request you submit, you are indicating that you desire to be contacted by Providers, and you are providing express written consent that LendingTree, a third party on LendingTree’s behalf, and LendingTree’s Network Partners with whom you are matched, may deliver calls or text messages to you, including for marketing purposes, using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice to the phone number you have provided. You understand that you are providing this consent to receive such telephone calls even if your telephone number is currently listed on any federal, state, local, internal, or corporate Do-Not-Call (“DNC”) Lists. You understand that you are not required to consent to receive these communications as a condition of using LendingTree’s services.
You consent to receive email from LendingTree, its affiliates, and its Providers at the email address you provided or at other addresses that may be associated with you that we receive from Providers or other parties. You hereby consent to any such email, so it will not be considered spam or unauthorized by any local, state or federal law or regulation. You agree that the consents described herein shall remain valid and in effect until you revoke them by opting out as described below.
You may opt out of receiving calls from LendingTree at any time by engaging in any of the following reasonable means: (1) emailing [email protected] to expressly state in writing that you no longer wish to be contacted by LendingTree and are revoking your consent to be contacted; (2) notifying a LendingTree customer service representative that you no longer wish to be contacted by LendingTree and are revoking your consent to be contacted; or (3) Responding to any SMS, mobile, or text message you receive from LendingTree in accordance with the express written instructions of that particular messaging program. At any time, you may update your preferred method of contact by calling 1-888-272-1355. You agree to notify any particular Provider directly if you no longer want to receive communications from them. You further agree that LendingTree is not responsible for a Provider’s failure to follow your or our instructions to stop contacting you.
LendingTree is not a lender or a creditor. LendingTree is not an agent of either you or any Provider. Except as otherwise provided for in your state (please see the Licenses section of the Websites), LendingTree is not acting as your agent or as the agent of any Provider. LendingTree’s services are only administrative. You agree you will rely on your own judgment and research independent of any communications or information you receive from LendingTree in deciding which available product, terms and Provider best suits your needs and financial situation.
Any Qualification Form you submit is not an application for credit. Rather, it is an inquiry to be matched with Providers that may be able to present conditional offers. Some Automobile Finance Providers, however, may provide firm offers. The Provider is solely responsible for its services to you, and you agree that LendingTree shall not be liable for any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any way connected with your use of such services or your interactions with any Provider. You understand that Providers may keep your Qualification Form information and any other information provided by LendingTree or received by them in the processing of your Qualification Form, whether you are qualified for a product with them or complete a formal application for services with them.
For any Service, by saving your information with LendingTree or submitting a Qualification Form, you represent that all the information you have provided is true, accurate, current and complete. You further acknowledge that you alone will use your account to access the Services. You must not sell, transform or assign your account to anyone else. You agree to keep your login information confidential, to employ reasonable and appropriate safeguards to prevent unauthorized access to your account, and to not share your account credentials with any third party or allow anyone else to log into our Services as you. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your member account. If you believe that your account is no longer secure, you agree to notify us immediately.
In addition, certain state and federal laws require that the information you provide us is housed and securely maintained and cannot be removed, purged, or destroyed until the expiration of certain prescribed periods. Providers may also from time-to-time be required to share the information you submit to them with LendingTree in order to adhere to applicable laws. Providers and LendingTree may also maintain and share information provided by you and about you by third parties for internal marketing and analytics. You are providing express written consent for the retention of this information upon completion of an inquiry form for LendingTree and the selected Provider to share this information for these purposes.
By submitting a Qualification Form, you are providing express written instructions under the Fair Credit Reporting Act for LendingTree and Provider partners with whom you are matched to obtain your consumer credit report from your credit profile or other information from contracted Credit Bureau(s) for the purpose of matching you to a Provider, product, or service through the LendingTree network. This information could include, but might not be limited to, your credit report, credit score, and other credit information. LendingTree will obtain a limited credit report (“soft pull”) regardless of whether you provide your Social Security Number. To help the government fight identity theft, the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, and to help attempt to verify your identity, LendingTree and its Providers may obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who opens an account with us and Providers. LendingTree and its Providers may ask for your name, Social Security Number, address, telephone number, date of birth and other important information including, but not limited to, information received from your credit file, that may allow us and Providers to properly identify you. It is possible that a Provider may perform a soft inquiry on your credit at the same time for the same or similar purposes, but the soft inquiry into your credit does not impact your credit score. Not all Providers will receive your Social Security Number and, for those that do, not all will perform the soft inquiry of credit. LendingTree does not perform hard inquiries into credit, though certain automobile lenders on its network will perform a hard inquiry to evaluate you for a firm offer of credit. From time-to-time LendingTree is examined by state and federal regulators and as such is required to maintain your Personally Identifiable Information to adhere to certain jurisdictions’ data retention requirements. Your information may also be obtained from Providers after you are matched to adhere to state and federal reporting and record retention requirements. You authorize LendingTree and its participating Providers to share such information as required.
Services offered by Providers may only be made to residents of states where Providers are authorized to make such Loans. A Provider’s participation in and offering of its products on the Websites does not constitute an offer by any Provider or by LendingTree to provide services outside of their authorized jurisdictions, and to the extent you seek or receive information from a Provider regarding any prospective service which would be outside of the Providers’ authorized jurisdiction, that information is for informational purposes only. Providers shall have the right to discontinue, suspend or terminate the offering of any Loan product in any specific state through the Websites at any time, without prior notice.
We do not guarantee acceptance into any particular program or specific terms or conditions with any Provider; approval standards are established and maintained solely by individual Providers. Likewise, we do not guarantee that the rates offered by Providers include the lowest rates available in the market or the rate that the Providers will ultimately charge. A Provider's conditional Loan offer may be subject to market conditions, approval and qualification. The rates and fees actually provided by Providers may be higher or lower depending on your complete credit profile, collateral/property considerations (if applicable) including but not limited to location, equity and value and income/asset consideration including but not limited to Loan to value and debt to income ratios. Unless expressly stated in writing, nothing contained herein shall constitute an offer or promise for a Loan commitment or interest rate lock-in agreement. Providers may not offer all products as well as not offer products in all states. You might not be matched with the Provider making any specific offer. If you agree to terms with any Provider with whom you are matched on our Websites, you will be responsible for paying for any closing costs associated with your Loan (such as settlement services, Loan processing, underwriting or funding fees) at closing.
By clicking on any button indicating an acceptance or agreement to terms, a continuance of processing or submission (collectively, a "submission") you understand that you are consenting, acknowledging and agreeing to the stated terms and conditions of that submission and that you are submitting an inquiry for a Service through LendingTree to each of the Providers to whom your Loan request is transmitted. You are also indicating that you are consenting, acknowledging and agreeing to receive notices, disclosures and other communications ("Disclosures and Communications") in electronic form (either by email or via the Internet) as provided for in the Consent for Electronic Disclosures and Communications from LendingTree and its Providers.
Terms Applicable to Financial Education Content
We provide content and tools on our Websites that allow you to enhance your financial education and learn how certain financial decisions could impact your financial well-being. We provide these materials for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only, and at no time are we providing legal, financial, investment, tax planning, or medical advice. You may see offers on these Websites from companies that compensate us. This compensation may impact the location and order in which these offers appear. Our Websites do not include the entire universe of available credit or financial offers.
Ratings & Reviews and User-Generated Content
On certain LendingTree Websites, you may submit user generated content. By submitting any content on these Websites or through any social media channel associated with LendingTree, you represent and warrant that:
- you are the sole author and owner of the intellectual property rights thereto;
- all “moral rights” that you may have in such content have been voluntarily waived by you;
- all content that you post is accurate;
- you are at least 13 years old; and
- use of the content you supply does not violate this Agreement and will not cause injury to any person or entity.
You further agree and warrant that you shall not submit any content:
- that is known by you to be false, inaccurate or misleading;
- that infringes any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;
- that violates any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising);
- that is, or may reasonably be considered to be, defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially or religiously biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership or corporation;
- for which you were compensated or granted any consideration by any third party;
- that includes any information that references other websites, addresses, email addresses, contact information or phone numbers; or
- that contains any computer viruses, worms or other potentially damaging computer programs or files.
You agree to indemnify and hold LendingTree (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, employees and third-party service providers), harmless from all claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of a breach of your representations and warranties set forth above, this Agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
For any content that you submit on the Websites, Facebook, Twitter or any similar LendingTree-affiliated social media property, you grant LendingTree a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and license to use, copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and/or sell and/or distribute such content and/or incorporate such content into any form, medium or technology throughout the world without compensation to you.
By submitting content or submitting your email address in connection with your rating and review, you agree that LendingTree and its third-party service providers or the entity being reviewed may use your email address to contact you about the status of your review and other administrative purposes.
How We Are Compensated
LendingTree is paid a marketing lead generation fee by Providers for the goods, facilities and services provided. Your use of the Websites and/or LendingTree's services constitutes your agreement with this compensation arrangement.
Additional Terms Applicable to Specific Financial Services & Products
We offer Services that you can use to comparison shop for financial services and products (including, but not limited to, insurance products; commercial Loans; credit cards; mortgage Loans; personal Loans; student Loans; automobile, boat, rv, and watercraft Loans; credit repair products; debt relief services; deposit accounts).
When you complete a Qualification Form, by clicking on any button indicating an acceptance, acknowledgement or agreement to terms, a continuance of processing or submission (collectively, a "submission") you understand that you are consenting, acknowledging and agreeing to the stated terms and conditions of that submission and that you are submitting an inquiry as to a financial service or product through LendingTree which will match you to Providers to whom your request and personal information is transmitted. We may also try to find you matches for similar or alternative Services based on your request. For example, if you sought an unsecured personal Loan, we may present to you an unsecured line of credit if such a product is available in the jurisdiction where you reside.
Terms Applicable to Commercial Loan Requests
LendingTree’s commercial Loan Websites and Services, including those Services available through SnapCap.com, are designed for businesses and are not intended for individuals’ personal, family or household use. Accordingly, we treat all personal information collected for commercial Loan products, including information about any visitors to our website, as pertaining to individuals acting as business representatives, rather than in their personal capacity.
Terms Applicable to Auto Loan Request Services
By providing a Qualification Form, you are consenting, acknowledging and agreeing to a hard pull of credit by up to five (5) Providers in relationship to your automobile Loan inquiry. You are providing Written Consent for such inquiries and these inquiries may negatively impact your credit score. If you request an auto Loan and qualify for the Dealer Referral Program, we may also provide your information to one or more of the Providers or third-party marketing companies in that program. The Dealer Referral Program allows you to get financing quotes from a dealership in your area; currently, Car.com, CarLoan.com and Autobytel participate in the program. In addition, you may be matched with one or more Providers offering Loans with which you could finance your automobile.
Terms Applicable to Credit Repair Services
LendingTree’s affiliate, Ovation Credit Services, Inc. provides credit repair services in exchange for fees which you are responsible for paying only after Ovation has performed its services for the covered period of time. If you enter into an agreement to receive credit repair services from Ovation, then the terms of such service will be defined in the written agreement that you enter into with Ovation.
Terms Applicable to Insurance Request Services
LendingTree and its affiliates and subsidiaries, including QuoteWizard.com, LLC (“QuoteWizard”), are not licensed insurance agencies or brokers and do not provide insurance quotes in accordance with RCW 48.17 or similar state statutes. The information we provide is not intended to take the place of professional advice from a licensed insurance agent nor do we provide any evaluation of the insurance providers or their policies. We recommend that all consumers consult with a licensed insurance agent before purchasing any insurance policy. We do not sell any insurance or bind coverage on our Websites; instead, we provide a service to help Providers offer for sale and sell insurance and other authorized products to you.
Terms Applicable to Mortgage Loan Request Services
LendingTree empowers consumers to comparison shop for mortgage products and is licensed as a Mortgage Broker in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. LendingTree DOES NOT take formal mortgage applications as defined under applicable state laws, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Truth In Lending Act (“TILA”), and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”). LendingTree is not a lender or a creditor. LendingTree DOES NOT originate Loans or make credit decisions in connection with Loans, nor does LendingTree issue commitments or lock-in agreements. LendingTree’s services are only administrative. Any Qualification Form you submit is NOT an application for credit. Rather, it is an inquiry to be matched with Providers that may be able to present conditional offers. You will have to complete a formal application with the Provider you choose before the Provider will extend an unconditional offer.
If you close a Loan with a Provider, you will be responsible for paying for any settlement services or closing costs associated with your Loan (such as Loan processing, underwriting, funding fees, appraisals, title insurance premiums, attorney and notary fees, etc.). The Provider, not LendingTree, and the settlement service providers you select will determine the amount of any such fees. Unless expressly stated in writing, nothing contained herein shall constitute an offer or promise for a Loan commitment or interest rate lock-in agreement. The Websites and the Services provided by LendingTree are available in connection with Loans made on real property located in the fifty states and the District of Columbia unless otherwise specified. Providers may not offer all products as well as not offer products in all states.
You might not be matched with any specific Providers making any specific offers. We will continue to attempt to match you for up to twenty-four hours after you submit your request and may contact you via telephone at the number you provided to attempt to help you obtain a match. If we are able to identify a match not originally identified on your online offers page, you agree we may call or contact you to identify such Providers and you may elect to be connected with those Providers to learn more about their products and services. LendingTree cannot and will not select a Provider for you.
When you complete a Qualification Form online, by clicking on any button indicating an acceptance, acknowledgement or agreement to terms, a continuance of processing or submission you understand that you are consenting, acknowledging and agreeing to the stated terms and conditions of that submission and that you are submitting an inquiry as to a product to which LendingTree will match you with Providers to whom your Qualification Form data and personal information is transmitted. LendingTree will also try to find you matches for similar products for which you sought as well as alternative products that may be suitable for your financial needs. For example, if you sought a home equity Loan or home equity line of credit but are also over the age of 62 then LendingTree may present to you a reverse mortgage Provider for a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage.
Terms Applicable to Loan Explorer and Rate Table Products
LendingTree’s Loan Explorer allows you to view sample rates and contact Providers directly to inquire about their products and services without submitting a Qualification Form. LendingTree’s rate table service enables you to see preliminary offers from Providers with whom you have been matched based on information you provide in a Qualification Form. When using the rate table experience, which may be referred to as Rulo, you will have the opportunity to select Providers to request additional information about their products and services. You may see offers from multiple Providers and there is no restriction on how many Providers you choose to contact.
Terms Applicable to Student Loan Request Services
Private student Loans offered by Providers through the Websites do not require school certification and the proceeds are disbursed in the form of a check mailed directly to you, or if more than one person, the person with the stronger credit profile. The proceeds of your Loan must be used for educational purposes.
All Loans are subject to credit approval. Interest rates and Loan fees vary and are based upon borrower and/or cosigner (where applicable), credit score and other underwriting criteria. Approval and underwriting criteria standards are established and maintained solely by the individual Provider(s) and not by LendingTree.
When Providers receive your Loan request, they are not agreeing to lend you money and there will not be such an agreement until the time that the Loan is actually disbursed to you. Providers have the right to accept or reject your cosigner and lend an amount less than the amount requested.
In addition, by submitting your Loan request, you authorize the Providers to verify the accuracy and authenticity of all information supplied by you both internally and with the assistance of non-affiliated third parties. Specifically, you authorize the Providers to verify your enrollment status with your school and other organizations and to verify your employment status by contacting your employer. Providers may also verify any income information that you provide. In all cases, Providers may disclose the fact that you are applying for credit from that Provider.
Terms Applicable to My LendingTree
By creating a My LendingTree account (whether directly or in conjunction with submitting a Qualification Form), you understand and consent to LendingTree receiving and accessing consumer report information about you from one or more credit bureaus. By registering with My LendingTree, you are providing express written instructions under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act that we may use and analyze your information as follows: to (a) present you an overview of your credit profile including detailed information where available; (b) provide you with customized recommendations and general information about you; and/or (c) serve you targeted ads and other communications based on your information, (d)identify affiliate and non-affiliate Providers that may be able to provide valuable services to you; (e) so that LendingTree may perform analysis and data modeling in order to offer customers better Services in the future. This information could include, but might not be limited to, your credit report, credit score, and other credit information. For as long as you maintain a My LendingTree account, you are providing express written consent for us to maintain and share information provided by you, and about you by third parties, to assist with litigation, regulatory request(s), law enforcement requests, internal analytics, marketing purposes, and any other legally permissible purpose.
Terms Applicable to Realty Services
By clicking on any button indicating an acceptance or agreement to terms, a continuance of processing or submission (collectively, a "submission"), including any submission made in connection with a Qualification Form for other LendingTree products or services on which you indicate your desire to be connected with a real estate company, you understand that you are agreeing to the stated terms and conditions of that submission and that you are submitting an inquiry to LendingTree and its network of real estate companies, brokers, and agents ("Real Estate Companies"). You authorize LendingTree to forward your information to the Real Estate Companies. You further understand and agree that by selecting a Real Estate Company or other provider, you are providing express written consent for them to contact you by telephone at the numbers (whether landline or cellular) you have provided, including for marketing purposes, and you hereby consent to any such calls even if your phone number is on the Do Not Call list.
Generally, widgets are tools that you may place on your website, which allow visitors to your website to access and view content on or from another website. Widgets published by LendingTree (“Widgets”) provide access to the Websites, Content and Services from points outside of the Websites. Widgets may be placed on your websites, blogs, your pages at online social network or media sites (to the extent permitted by such sites), and other similar platforms. LendingTree prohibits the placement of Widgets on websites, platforms or devices that contain content that is sexual, offensive, deceptive or illegal in nature or that in any way promotes or encourages hatred, violence, discrimination or illegal activities, or otherwise inappropriate as determined by LendingTree in its sole discretion. You shall use the Widgets in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and solely for lawful purposes. You cannot use the Widgets for any other purpose, and nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to grant you any rights, title or interest in the Widgets, Websites, Content or Services. LendingTree reserves the right to remove or demand the removal of any Widget, or revoke your right to use any Widget, for any reason.
By accessing and using any Widget (including copying any Widget html code), you agree to be bound by the following:
- You may only display the Widget(s) on a website you own and operate and not in any other manner or in any other medium.
- You may not modify any Widget. Without limitation, you may not change any code provided by LendingTree, obscure or disable any element of any Widget, tag links to LendingTree from the Widget with a "nofollow" attribute or otherwise prevent or discourage search engines from following or scoring link.
- Except for displaying the Widget, you agree not to make any representations, warranties (express or implied) or other statements concerning LendingTree, our Websites, Services, and Providers.
- You may not display any Widget in any manner that implies affiliation with, sponsorship or endorsement by LendingTree.
- You must place the Widget on a page that is context-appropriate to the content of the Widget, and any reference to LendingTree or its products and services must be accurate. For example, you may place Widgets on pages of your web site that contain a discussion of personal finance, mortgages or residential real estate.
- You may not place the Widget on any site that contains any content that is in any way unlawful, harmful, obscene, harassing, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable. Additionally, you may not place the Widget on any site that disparages LendingTree, our Services, or the products/services of Providers on our network, infringes any LendingTree intellectual property or other rights, or violates any applicable law.
- LendingTree grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable right to download/display the Widget solely in accordance with (i) the terms of this Agreement and (ii) solely in connection with the Widget, to use our logos, trademarks, trade names and other intellectual property contained in the Widget. This Agreement does not grant you any right in any LendingTree code, content, logos or trademarks beyond the limited permission to display the Widget granted herein. LendingTree reserves the right at any time to terminate or modify your permission to display the Widget. The Widgets are subject to change from time to time in our sole discretion. We may cease to return content from the Widget at any time in our sole discretion.
- You acknowledge and agree that LendingTree may crawl or otherwise monitor your web site to confirm compliance with this Agreement.
- The Widget and any information, software, and related services are provided "as is" with no warranty, and LendingTree expressly disclaims any warranties that may be expressed or implied by law regarding any Widget, including warranties of accuracy or non-infringement. Use of Widgets is at your own risk. LendingTree is not liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages or other injury arising out of or in any way connected with the use of any Widget whether resulting in whole or in part, from breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, strict liability or otherwise.
- LendingTree reserves the right to change this Agreement in its sole discretion at any time without notice, and you are responsible for regularly reviewing this Agreement. Your continued use of any Widget after the effective date of such changes will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to, any such changes.
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