HomeSteps Website Terms and Conditions


You have accessed the Terms and Conditions applicable to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation websites.


Each user of a Freddie Mac website agrees as follows:

No Offer or Solicitation of Securities

Freddie Mac operates several websites, any one of which may include information, content and documentation (collectively "Information") related to, or referenced in the offering documentation for, certain Freddie Mac securities, including offering circulars and related supplements and agreements. Freddie Mac securities may not be eligible for offer or sale in certain jurisdictions or to certain persons. The Information is provided for your general information only, is current only as of its specified date and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities. All Information relating to Freddie Mac securities is qualified in its entirety by the relevant offering circular and any related supplements. Investors should review the relevant offering circular and any related supplements before making a decision with respect to the purchase or sale of any security. In addition, before purchasing any security, please consult your legal and financial advisors for information about and analysis of the security, its risks and its suitability as an investment in your particular circumstances.

Unauthorized Access, Copying or Downloading

Freddie Mac specifically prohibits access to any Freddie Mac website for any unlawful purpose. Information on Freddie Mac websites may be downloaded for personal use, but no portion of a Freddie Mac website may be published, sold, republished, printed, copied, retransmitted, reposted, or displayed on a website or in other communication materials without Freddie Mac's prior written consent. See the content usage permission and linking policy for more details.

User Registration and Account Creation, User Name ID and Password Security

If any portion of a Freddie Mac website provides for registration or creation of a user account and you wish to register or create a user account, you agree that you will provide Freddie Mac with accurate, truthful, and current registration information. You agree that you will not: (i) select a username that, to your knowledge, is already used by another person; (ii) use a username in which another person has rights without such person's authorization; or (iii) use a username or password that Freddie Mac deems inappropriate. Freddie Mac has no obligation to verify the authenticity of any registration information, but reserves the right to refuse to create your account for any reason. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your registration information and passwords. Freddie Mac will have the right to rely upon any information received from any person using a password assigned to you and will incur no liability arising out of such reliance. Freddie Mac reserves the right to terminate access to all or any portion of a Freddie Mac website at any time without notice. Where applicable, Freddie Mac will handle user information that you submit to a Freddie Mac website in accordance with the website's Privacy Policy.

Third Party Links; Products and Services

Periodically, links may be established between a Freddie Mac website and websites operated or content provided by third parties (each a "Third Party Website"). For purposes of these Terms and Conditions, the term "link" includes both outlinks (hypertext links to external websites or content) and inlinks (hypertext links that draw material from other sources into a Freddie Mac website).    Except to the extent expressly stated otherwise on a Freddie Mac website, Freddie Mac has no control over any such Third Party Website. In addition, from time to time, products and services provided by third parties (the "Third Party Services") may be offered for sale or made available through links from a Freddie Mac website.  Any such offer of the Third Party Services does not constitute an endorsement by Freddie Mac of the Third Party Services or the providers thereof.  In no event will Freddie Mac have any liability related to any Third Party Website or any Third Party Services.

Non-Confidentiality of Communications

If you send a message or information to a Freddie Mac website, such as (but not limited to) an e-mail to the Webmaster, you hereby grant to Freddie Mac the right to use and disclose the communication and any related information as Freddie Mac deems appropriate, except to the extent the Freddie Mac website or the website privacy policy specifies otherwise. YOU ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE ON A FREDDIE MAC WEBSITE, NO FACILITIES ARE PROVIDED AND NO PROVISIONS ARE MADE FOR SENDING OR RECEIVING CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS. TO THE EXTENT SUCH FACILITIES ARE PROVIDED OR PROVISIONS ARE MADE, IT IS SOLELY ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITH NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

No Warranties; Limitation of Liability

Although Freddie Mac attempts to provide useful Information, Freddie Mac does not guarantee that the Information posted on or linked to any Freddie Mac website is accurate, current or suitable for any particular purpose. Freddie Mac assumes no obligation to update or continue to post or link to the Information. Freddie Mac does not guarantee that access to any Freddie Mac website will be uninterrupted, or that a Freddie Mac website cannot be tampered with by third parties. While Freddie Mac has implemented security measures designed to protect most information sent to the Freddie Mac websites, Freddie Mac does not guarantee that information sent to a Freddie Mac website will not be obtained, reviewed, disclosed or tampered with by third parties. THE FREDDIE MAC WEBSITES, THE INFORMATION POSTED OR LINKED THERETO AND ANY SOFTWARE RELATED THERETO ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITH NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR ACCURACY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. USE OF THE FREDDIE MAC WEBSITES, SUCH INFORMATION AND SUCH SOFTWARE IS AT THE USER'S SOLE RISK. IN NO EVENT WILL FREDDIE MAC BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO ANY FREDDIE MAC WEBSITE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY SOFTWARE RELATED THERETO), ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE, ANY THIRD PARTY SERVICES OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR LINKED TO ANY FREDDIE MAC WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER UNDER A CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF FREDDIE MAC IS AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Choice of Law; Access Restrictions

These Terms and Conditions will be construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States of America, excluding provisions of Virginia law concerning choice-of-law that would result in the laws of any state or country other than Virginia being applied. However, the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (or any substantially similar law enacted by Virginia) will not apply to these Terms and Conditions, and instead the law of Virginia as it exists without reference to the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act will apply. Any claims, actions or proceedings related to a Freddie Mac website or these Terms and Conditions must be brought in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division. By using a Freddie Mac website, you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of said court for such purposes. FREDDIE MAC OPERATES THE FREDDIE MAC WEBSITES FROM ITS OFFICES IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. FREDDIE MAC MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR LINKED TO ANY FREDDIE MAC WEBSITE IS APPROPRIATE OR LEGALLY AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION, DISPLAY OR USE IN LOCATIONS OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND ACCESS TO SUCH INFORMATION FROM JURISDICTIONS WHERE SUCH ACTIVITIES ARE NOT LEGAL IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. IF YOU ACCESS OR USE ANY INFORMATION FROM OR THROUGH A FREDDIE MAC WEBSITE, YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT SUCH ACCESS AND USE IS PERMISSIBLE UNDER THE LAWS OF THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH YOU ARE LOCATED.

Export Laws

Software, Information and encryption codes from Freddie Mac websites may be subject to United States export control laws and regulations ("Export Laws"). No software, Information or encryption codes may be downloaded from any Freddie Mac website or otherwise exported or reexported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; (ii) by or to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders; or (iii) in a manner that otherwise violates the Export Laws. By downloading or using any such software, Information or encryption codes, you represent and warrant that you will comply with all applicable Export Laws related thereto.

Supplemental Terms and Conditions

Supplemental or different terms and conditions than those set forth in these Terms and Conditions may be applicable to information you receive or transactions you engage in using a Freddie Mac website. Any such supplemental or different terms and conditions (i) will be disclosed to you, either by being posted on the applicable Freddie Mac website or by being included in a separate agreement, (ii) will be in addition to these Terms and Conditions, (iii) will, if expressly so indicated, supersede specific portions of these Terms and Conditions, and (iv) will be binding on you by virtue of your use of the applicable Freddie Mac website.


The provisions of these Terms and Conditions are severable. If any such provision is determined to be unenforceable, such unenforceability will not affect any other provision of these Terms and Conditions, and the Terms and Conditions will be construed as if such unenforceable provision had not been contained herein. No waiver by Freddie Mac of any right under or provision of these Terms and Conditions will be deemed to be either a waiver of any other such right or provision or a waiver of that same right or provision at any other time.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Freddie Mac and each of its directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all injuries, damages, losses, liabilities, claims, judgments and settlements, including all reasonable costs, expenses and attorneys fees, arising out of any action or claim related to any negligent or willful act or omission by you while accessing a Freddie Mac website or your failure to comply with any of these terms and conditions.

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