Terms and Conditions

Agreement between user and Kandu Welcome to Kandu.  The Kandu website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages operated by Kandu is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”).  Your use of Kandu constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.  Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference. Kandu is a News and Information Site. Privacy Your use of Kandu is subject to Kandu’s Privacy Policy.  Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs the Site and informs users of our data collection practices. Electronic Communications Visiting Kandu or sending emails to Kandu constitutes electronic communications.  You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. Your Account If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.  You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity.  You acknowledge that Kandu is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account.  Kandu and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion. Kandu collects personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen.  Kandu collects this information for the following reason(s): We provide information about our personal data practices for children on our home page and wherever we knowingly collect personal data from children on our Web site.  If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to this website.  If you are a parent and you have questions regarding our data collection practices, please contact us using the information provided at the end of this Agreement.  If you are under 18, you may use Kandu only with permission of a parent or guardian. Cancellation/Refund Policy Kandu TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL Kandu AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF Kandu OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES, BECAUSE SOME STATE JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE. Termination/access restriction Kandu reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the site and related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Ohio and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Ohio in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site.  Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Kandu as a result of this agreement or use of the Site.  Kandu’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Kandu’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Kandu with respect to such use.  If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and limited liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid and unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Kandu with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the user and Kandu with respect to the Site.  A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other. Links to third party sites/Third party services Kandu may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”)  The Linked Sites are not under control of Kandu and Kandu is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site.  Kandu is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Kandu of the site or any association with its operators. Certain services made available via Kandu are delivered by third party sites and organizations.  By using any product, service or functionality originating from the Kandu domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Kandu may share such information and data with any third party with whom Kandu has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of Kandu users and customers. No unlawful or prohibited use/Intellectual Property You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use Kandu strictly in accordance with these terms of use.  As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to Kandu that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms.  You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site.  You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site. All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Kandu or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights.  You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends, or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto. You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site.  Kandu content is not for resale.  Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content.  You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of content without the express written permission of Kandu and the copyright owner.  You agree that you do not acquire implied, to the intellectual property of Kandu or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms. Use of communication services The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use Communication Services only to post, send, and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:  defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute, or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded, restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations. Kandu has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services.  However, Kandu reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion.  Kandu reserves the right to terminate your access to any and all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever. Kandu reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation,  legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Kandu’s sole discretion. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service.  Kandu does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Kandu specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service.  Managers and hosts are not authorized Kandu spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Kandu. Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination.  You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you upload materials. Materials provided to Kandu or posted on any Kandu web page Kandu does not claim any ownership of the materials you provide to Kandu (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input, or submit to any Kandu Site or associated services (collectively “Submissions”).  However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Kandu, our affiliated companies and necessary sub licensees permission to use your limitations, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein.  Kandu is under no obligation to post or use any Submission at any time in Kandu’s sole discretion. By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions. Third Party Accounts You will be able to connect your Kandu account to third party accounts.  By connecting your Kandu account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites).  If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature. International Users The Service is controlled, operated and administered by Kandu from our office within the USA.  If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.  You agree that you will not use the Kandu Content accessed through Kandu in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations. Indemnification You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Kandu, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations.  Kandu reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Kandu in asserting any available defenses. Arbitration In the event the parties are not able to resolve any dispute between them arising out of or concerning these Terms and Conditions, or any provisions hereof, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief, then such dispute shall be resolved  only by final and binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, conducted by a single neutral arbitrator and administered by the American Arbitration Association, or a similar arbitration service selected by the parties, in a location mutually agreed upon by the parties.  The arbitrator’s award shall be final, and judgement may be entered upon it in any court having jurisdiction.  In the event that any legal or equitable action, proceeding or arbitration arises out of or concerns these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.  The parties agree that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision.  The entire dispute, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be determined by the Arbitrator.  This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions. Class Action Waiver Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted.  THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN TH FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and Employer agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. Liability Disclaimer THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN.  Kandu AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME. Kandu AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE.  TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND.  Kandu AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HERBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Changes to Terms Kandu reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which Kandu is offered.  The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions.  Kandu encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates. Contact Us Kandu welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms.