While we strive to work with architects that design homes that all meet the IRC at the time that they are designed, architects are unable to take into account the local codes of places where these homes may be built, and some of these plans could therefore potentially not work for your building project.
Different states, counties and municipalities may have different requirements, especially when it comes to either working on 3-storey homes, or other scenarios where there are usually stricter building codes.
Before you start building your home, it is imperative that you ensure the plan lives up to the applicable building codes where you live, which may require a licensed structural engineer reviewing and stamping the plans when you are applying for local building permits.
Should any liability be imposed on Passion Plans, Passion Plans’ liability, whether it is to you or any third party will not be in excess of what you paid for the house plans when you bought them, and Passion Plans cannot be held responsible for any wrongdoing occurred throughout the process of building your home.
By using this platform or any other product or service offered through by the company, you acknowledge having read and understood the terms specified here, as well as agree to being bound by this as a legally binding agreement.
Using our platform and website
This website and platform is only to be used by users considered adults under their respective countries’ legislation, and you may not use this platform to use or purchase any plans from this site under any circumstance if not considered an adult.
What you can’t do
You agree to engage in no action that goes against the list of things not permitted by the terms and conditions on this website.
- You must follow all applicable laws, present or future, as well as laws, rules, ordinances or other judicial authorities applicable in your respective region.
- You may not in any form share images, video or material that you aren’t legally allowed to share, including but not limited to any materials being covered by intellectual property rights.
- You may not falsely state or otherwise misrepresent any person.
- You may not in any shape or form try to access information in illegal ways or violate the security of the site or “scrape” information without written permission.
Ordering house plans from our website
The brief description
You agree that Passion Plans cannot be held reliable for anything that happens before, during or after the construction of any home, house, office, or other type of building that may have been done on the basis of the purchase of any digital or physical assets from this platform. You also agree that you are solely responsible for ensuring that the plans live up to any local or country legislation in the place you are residing or building, and that you will ensure the required permits necessary to proceed with the project, and that Passion Plans cannot be held liable for any part of the planning, construction or other parts of your project that may cause any type of harm, including but not limited to mental and physical to any property, person or other entity.
The plans we sell on our platforms are created by designers or architects (each, a “Pro). In certain instances, Passion Plans may own the copyright for those plans, we license those rights to use the house plans in accordance with the package you purchased. When the rights are owned by a Pro, we license the rights from the designer and sublicense these rights to you, or the rights are licensed straight to you from the Pro, still in accordance with licensing agreements you agreed to through the transaction.
Enganging in a transaction
House plans can be ordered from our platforms by paying the agreed amount of money (specified on the page for each individual set of house plans). You are responsible for any and all taxes, handling costs and other costs associated with the transaction, not charged during the act of the transaction. That includes, but is not limited to, any and all costs associated with the potential requirement for getting plans reviewed by an engineer or other professional in your local area to ensure compliance with local building codes. Any and all refund policy is outlined on our page dedicated to the purpose. Plans may be sold in various currencies, specified on each individual page.
Free plans may be sold through this website or platforms and you agree that Passion Plans may share the information provided as part of that transactions with other companies, and that these companies may contact you by the way of their choosing, including telephone, email, text/SMS, physical email, or other ways, including with the use of automated dialing system, as well as pre-recorded message.
You additionally agree that Passion Plans may choose to use the information you have provided at our convenience, including but not limited to various marketing campaigns, informational campaigns, behavioral analysis, analytics and more. You also agree for us to share the information in ways we deem appropriate with both internal and external parties.
Customizing house plans
You agree that you will not attempt to modify house plans, or ask third parties to modify house plans for you unless the transaction you engaged in specifically gave you permission to do so, and you agree that any breach of this agreement will immediately and effectively void your licensing rights. The rights will be revoked and returned to either Pros or Passion Plans, and you may no longer in any shape or form attempt to use the house plans where the rights were breached. You also agree that breaching this agreement will entitle Passion Plans and Pros to fair (as defined by an independent third party mediator) compensation for a breach of those rights, and that you are responsible for paying any reasonable costs incurred by Passion Plans or Pros with regards to handling the breach of your rights.
The right to customize house plans
You agree that only permitted parties will attempt to customize any house plans obtained through legal transaction with Passion Plans in accordance to the Terms & Conditions. You agree that if you desire to change, customize or alter any house plans acquired, that you will acquire the necessary licenses through legal transaction. You also agree that you will only try altering any plans acquired through this site, for which the transaction allows the altering, and that you are aware that not all options permit the transfer of such licenses. You agree to unconditionally contact Passion Plans with regards to any questions regarding licensing rights and that the only transfer of licensing rights outside the purchase agreement specified on this page, requires written consent. No licensing rights can be passed on through verbal agreement, and any verbal agreement shall be considered void without the immediate issuance of a written confirmation.
Additional services provided by Passion Plans
Passion Plans may choose to offer additional services outside the licensing and sublicensing of house plans, including but not limited to the revision of house plans. Should you request such revisions after the delivery or otherwise be interested in services outside the previously mentioned legal transaction, such services are considered “more services”. More services are quoted independently and you will receive a price quote specifying an additional fee which you will become liable for by agreeing to the terms specified in said quote. You agree that you are not entitled to any alterations of any house plans without engaging in the transaction of more services, and that the scope of those services will be limited to the specific quote provided and agreed upon.
You additionally agree that more services will not include any engineering services required by local building departments to adhere to local building regulations, cost estimating services, lot or site evaluation and estimating services, construction review services, or other services related to the actual building of House Plans and/or compliance to local or regional regulations.
Fees related to more services
When you decide to engage in the transaction of more services, you will be deemed to agree to pay the quoted cost stated on your specific quote. Payment becomes due immediately at the agreement of proceeding with the desired alterations of the mentioned plans.
By using said services, or visiting the various platforms owned by Passion Plans, you agree that your interaction with such services does not constitute a joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship between the various parties. By using these services you agree that you have read and fully understood the terms and conditions outlined on this page and that you will keep yourself updated by visiting this page prior to any interaction with the platform, and that visiting this platform constitutes agreement to the most updated terms and conditions.
While we absolutely strive to have our house plans live up to the various building codes that they will have to live up to in order to easily be approved by your local government’s building department, by transacting with the platform you agree to the fact that any product that you buy through our platform is provided “as i” and “as available” without any warranties of any kind, not implied or expressly mentioned. We do not make any promises that the house plans live up to local regulations, nor that you will be able to get them approved at the state that you buy them in.
You agree that it is your responsibility alone to make sure that you are building your house while abiding by the necessary laws you may have to abide by, and that we cannot in any shape or form be held accountable for any damages.
Submitting information to the platform
When you submit information to the platform, in any shape or form, you acknowledge and agree that by submitting information to us, you provide us wit unrestricted, perpetual, irrevocable rights and licenses to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, and display, translate or otherwise use any and all information submitted to us as we see fit. This includes selling, exporting, offering to sell, sublicense, license any information included in connection with the nature of this platform.
By submitting this information to us, you promise that you have the necessary rights to be able to grant such authority rights to us, and that we cannot be held liable.
You also agree that we have the right to terminate any agreement we may have, at our sole discretion, and that we can do so with or without notice, and that such can be done at our convenience for any reason. You agree that we may terminate any party’s access to the platform, including any material shared on the platform, and that upon us terminating such rights, any rights will be returned to the original rights’ holder.
You agree that the platform will not be held liable in any case when rights are terminated. You additionally grant us the rights to modify any and all content submitted to us at our sole discretion, including but not limited to making any changes to the house plans. You additionally agree that we may limit, remove, terminate or discontinue any content. You agree that we may make any changes to the product listing that we see fit, including but not limited to changing the price, changing the description, changing the categories, and changing any information related to any product listing.
You additionally agree to pay any and all fees or charges agreed to, and that the platform may withhold earnings corresponding to the charges owed to us, as well as reasonable charges that could be incurred from unfinished business.
Agreeing to the various terms
By using this website, you agree to abide by the terms laid out on this page and you agree to visit this page to continuously monitor for changes to the terms and conditions that we operate by. By using this platform, you also agree that you accept the latest version of these terms, and that your use acts as a commitment to abide by the latest version of the terms and conditions page.
The return policy
By buying any product from this website, you agree that you have read, fully understood and accept the return policy listed on this website. You also agree that the return policy listed in the footer section of this website lists all the terms for potentially returning product, and that it supersedes any verbal agreements. You agree that the terms listed on that page at the time of purchase constitute all legal meanings of the words “return policy” and that the terms listed on the relevant page are the only ones that hold up in the case of a legal dispute. You agree that any verbal agreements cannot be considered legally binding under any circumstance.
Limitations of liability
By using any part of this platform, including but not limited to purchasing any products offered by this platform, you agree that we cannot be held liable for any reason. If you have any issues with any parts of the offerings of this website, you agree to immediately stop engaging in the action that can reasonably be assumed to cause the given issue and immediately notify us of anything that is causing you problems. You additionally agree that we cannot be held liable for any reason, including anything that may come up during the construction process, including but not limited to unforeseen fees related to obtaining building licenses, or any other fees including but not limited to those fees that may be considered related to the construction of a building.
Waiving your right to Class Action lawsuits, mandatory arbitration, dispute resolution and governing law when using our platform
By using our platform, you agree to handle any disputes by arbitration, and you agree to waive your right to Class Action lawsuits. The use of arbitration that you agree that disputes are handled on an individual basis with the use of arbitration. You agree that your right to a jury trial is additionally waived, and you agree that you limit the remedies available to you should a dispute happen. By using this platform, you agree that any disputes related to our platform or other assets operated by the company shall be handled will be resolved by arbitration procedures set below, You agree that any dispute is solely determined by the arbitrator and not by a court, and that each and every single claim can only be handled by itself, and that other people’s claims may not be bundled. By the use of this platform, you agree that you waive the right to trial by jury and you agree that you fully understand the implications related to the use of an arbitration dispute handling.
With arbitration being used as the medium for handling disputes, you agree that you understand that this process involves the use of neutral arbitrators, and that no judge or jury will be involved in the process. While arbitration may seem more formal than a court trial, the verdict of arbitration is legally binding the same way that court trials are. You additionally agree that any arbitration cases will be brought forward in the state of North Carolina with the use of North Carolina law, and that you will seek to honor the arbitration process.
You additionally agree that you may not make any public remarks regarding the arbitration process, nor that you will ever talk about your dispute resolution with any non-essential people. You agree that the decision and result of the dispute shall be treated as a confidential issue and that you are not entitled to share any outcome publicly.
While we may want to outline these limitations to dispute handling, we are sure that the absolute vast majority of disputes will not have to go through this process, as we have a very talented customer service team that seeks to work with our users to handle any issues they may have in the best way possible.
If you have bought a modern house plan, or one of a mansion, and you find yourself having trouble with your purchase, please proceed to our contact page where one of our team members will be happy to assist you with your case. While we understand that disputes are unfortunately one of the consequences of running a business where we have thousands of people coming by our platform every single day, we additionally hope that you understand our desire to try and resolve such matters before making use of arbitration. We tend to find that most disputes can be handled in a very civil manner, that does not require the need for outside parties.
As you can see from our about page, you will see that our main objective with this platform is to help transform the home building process for the better, and to help develop an industry that is often seen as ancient and difficult to change. What that means is that we have to invest large sums of money in developing various resources to help homeowners in their home building endeavors. The money that we invest in those assets is mainly to help our user become better informed about the process so that they can avoid potential mistakes that could otherwise be both devastating and expensive to remedy. We do not make money directly from a lot of these resources but choose to still have them developed to benefit the industry as a whole. We hope that our commitment to these helpful resources show a dedication to wanting to help the building industry. We hope that it also helps you see that we have good intentions with the platform that we are building and that we wish to take good care of any disputes that may arise along the way. It is by working with our users and handling any disputes that may arise that we are in fact able to grow our platform. We in fact expect that our customer service team will be able to assist with any reasonable complaints that our users may have, and we often find that we believe we go above and beyond what could reasonably be expected to help out our users.
We have written this extensive page that lists your rights in order to help avoid further disagreements, and to show you our willingness to work with you as much as possible. We also believe that this page that helps outline the various rights of the user helps avoid additional confusion at a later stage. We have chosen to limit the potential for conflict resolution to arbitration given its efficient nature. By avoiding the use of legal trial, both parties are able to save both significant amounts of time and money. While we want to treat our users fairly, we also do not want to end up entangled in a legal dispute that will take years to resolve, forcing us to down prioritize a lot of our other initiatives that we have going on here.
Modification to these terms
By using this platform, you agree that we may modify the terms and conditions listed on this page whenever we wish to. You agree that we may be able to modify the terms either in whole or in parts and at our sole discretion. You also agree to comply with changes to the terms at the time they go into effect. Changes to our terms and conditions will go into effect immediately as they are posted unless anything else is specified. You agree that we may choose to change the terms as we wish and that your use of this platform constitutes agreement with our updated terms.
How to contact us with disputes
You agree to contact us through the contact page indicated on this website with any potential disagreements, and you agree that you will spend 30 days trying to resolve any potential dispute with our customer service team before proceeding to start an arbitration process.
The platform that we provide is still a very new contester in the house plans industry, and we thoroughly understand that we may end up in a situation at some point that is less than ideal. While we strive to do our best in any situation possible, we also want you to understand that we are really trying to do our best by everyone. We have established a platform that is experiencing exponential growth across the various countries that we operate in, and there is no denying that it has been a steep learning curve.
While the managerial team behind the platform vastly has a background in the technology industry, all industries are slightly different. The industry of selling house plans is also an interesting one that has a lot of individual challenges that you may not experience in other industries. While the founder of this platform has had a successful career in other aspects of the technology industry, there is still a lot to learn in the process, including how to work with all the various people involved.
In order to additionally improve this platform, we are working closely with the users that we have to better understand what process it is that they are going through. Users often come to our website before they have committed to the house design that they wish to use for their future home, and besides providing them with the house plans that they might be interested in, we also provide them with additional resources. While we make the bulk of our money selling the designs that are available on here, we provide a lot of additional services that only bring in a minimal amount of revenue for us as we believe that it is helping us build a trustworthy brand that users may choose to rely on. We are trying to establish ourselves as the leading expert in the market, being the first place that aspiring home builders choose to visit when they are just getting started.
We are well aware that it is not a small decision to start your home building process, and we are proud that you have chosen to start your journey here with us. While we cannot expect you to buy from us, we sincerely appreciate the support of any of the users that choose to financially support us by finding the right home design for their project on our platform. Even if we may not currently have the design you are looking for, we encourage you to check back at a later stage, as we are continuously adding both architects and designs to the platform.
The only thing that is left to say is to wish you good luck with any home building aspirations you may have, and we hope that even if you don’t choose to buy your design through us, that you manage to get value from the platform that we have built.