IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, YOU SHOULD NOT USE EKNOWID SERVICES OR VISIT ANY KENTECH CONSULTING WEBSITES.
You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age, of legal competence to enter into this agreement, and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. We reserve the right to deny, in our sole discretion, any access or use of the Services without notice for any or no reason.
You represent and warrant that all information you provide in connection with the creation of an account with (“Account”) is accurate and true. You agree that, if any information changes, you will update your Account to maintain accurate information.
When you create an Account, you must also create a Login and Password. You agree that you will not distribute your Login or Password to any other person, and you understand that you cannot authorize any other person to use your Account. You agree that you will not transfer, sub-license, sell, or assign your rights in your Account to any other person.
You are responsible for safeguarding the password and/or API keys that you use to access the Services and for any activities or actions under your account credentials. We encourage you to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. KENTECH cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above.
If you believe that a third party has gained access to your Account, you agree to notify us promptly by sending an email to email@example.com. Failure to do so may result in your account being suspended without prior notice. You expressly agree that you will be responsible for any costs arising from a data breach caused by unauthorized use of your account credentials, including, if applicable, notice to affected individuals.
Once you create an Account or otherwise provide your email address to us, you may, from time to time, receive email communications from us about your account, as well as occasional marketing emails. You may elect to opt out of receiving marketing emails at any time by following the instructions and link provided within the email. Please allow up to 10 days for your marketing communication preferences to fully take effect within our systems.
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, Customers who are residents of California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights information: the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Service of the Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1020 N. Street, #501, Sacramento, CA, 95814, or by telephone at 916.445.1254. The Services are provided by KENTECH Consulting Inc. 520 W Erie Suite 340 Chicago, IL 60654.
Subject to these Terms and any Additional Service Terms, we grant you a limited, revocable, nontransferable, nonexclusive license to access and use our Services. You agree that you will not copy, display, distribute, or resell any part of the Content or Services, in any medium, without KENTECH’s prior written consent. To the extent any component of the Content or Services may be offered under an open source license, we will make that license available to you and the provisions of that license may expressly override some of these Terms.
You may not access or search or attempt to access or search the Services by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by KENTECH (and only pursuant to these Terms), without our express prior written consent.
In addition, you may not do any of the following while accessing or using the Services:
You agree to adhere to the following:
We may allow users, including you, to post certain user generated content (“UGC”) to the service. We shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor or review any UGC at any time for any readily apparent violation of these Terms. In compliance with Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), KENTECH reserves the right to conduct a limited review of UGC for the sole purpose of identifying and rejecting UGC which violates these Terms.
You agree that you will not submit UGC which:
All right, title, interest in and to the Services (excluding Content provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of KENTECH and its licensors. KENTECH is the exclusive owner of trademark rights in the eKnowID mark the KENTECH mark, and others. The Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the KENTECH name or any of the KENTECH trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features, in whole or in part, except as expressly authorized by KENTECH.
Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding KENTECH Services is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments, or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.
KENTECH respects the rights of copyright and trademark owners. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe your trademark is being used in violation of the law.
For copyright issues, KENTECH responds to legitimate requests under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). If you believe that allegedly infringing content is available on an KENTECH website and you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right in that content, you may send a notice to email@example.com that contains the following:
If your notice substantially complies with the above requirements, we will act to remove the allegedly infringing content. KENTECH has a policy of terminating the accounts of repeat infringers users whose content is the subject of multiple DMCA notices.
We reserve the right to remove Content alleged to be infringing without prior notice, at our sole discretion, and without liability to you.
If you are a user of an KENTECH Service whose content has been removed in error from one of our websites, you have the choice of sending us something called “counternotice”, or an attempt to have your content restored. Your counternotice must contain the following elements:
YOU USE THE SERVICES AT YOUR SOLE RISK (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OF DATA, DAMAGE RESULTING ON RELIANCE ON INFORMATION FROM KENTECH, OR OTHER DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM OBTAINING ANY CONTENT FROM THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING COMPUTER VIRUSES) EVEN IF KENTECH HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR IS AWARE OF THE RISK OF SUCH DAMAGE. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, KENTECH PROVIDES THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES, THE CONTENT, AND THE INFORMATION “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, KENTECH SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT.
NO INFORMATION OR ADVICE PROVIDED ON KENTECH WEBSITES, BY KENTECH, OR BY KENTECH’S EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
KENTECH’S SERVICES WILL BE PERFORMED IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER IN ACCORDANCE WITH INDUSTRY STANDARDS. KENTECH WILL MAINTAIN AND FOLLOW REASONABLE PROCEDURES TO ASSURE THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN EACH CONSUMER REPORT, AND KENTECH WILL RE-VERIFY ANY DISPUTED CONSUMER REPORT WHEN YOU MAKE A REQUEST IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, HOWEVER, THAT KENTECH CANNOT BE AN INSURER OF, AND CANNOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, VALIDITY OR COMPLETENESS OF, THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BECAUSE SUCH INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO HUMAN ERROR AND OBTAINED FROM PUBLIC RECORDS AND OTHER THIRD PARTY SOURCES THAT ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF KENTECH AND MAY NOT ALWAYS BE ACCURATE, VALID OR COMPLETE.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, KENTECH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOOD-WILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (i) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES; (ii) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; (iii) ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICES; OR (iv) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE, OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS, CONTENT, OR ACCOUNT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF KENTECH EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (U.S. $100.00) OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID KENTECH, IF ANY, IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS FOR THE SERVICES GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.
THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS SUBSECTION SHALL APPLY TO ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT KENTECH HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold KENTECH, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and related fees and expenses, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms or your use of the Services.
We reserve the right to assume exclusive control of our defense in any matter subject to your indemnification, which shall not excuse your obligation to indemnify KENTECH. You shall not settle any dispute subject to your indemnification under these Terms without written consent from KENTECH.
These Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of ILLINOIS without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions or your state or country of residence. You and KENTECH irrevocably agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of, and to bring any claim, action, or proceeding in, the federal court in the Northern District of ILLINOIS or in state court in ILLINOIS.
The Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable (directly or indirectly) for the availability of such websites or resources; the content, advertising, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources; or any damage, loss, claim, or complaint caused by, arising from, or in connection with your use of or reliance on any such content, advertising, products, or services available on or through any such website or resource. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by KENTECH of such websites or resources or the content, advertising, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.
KENTECH’s failure to enforce a provision is not a waiver of its right to do so later. If a provision is found invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect and an enforceable term will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible. You may not assign any of your rights under these Terms, and any such attempt will be void. KENTECH may assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services.
We reserve the right, at any time and in our sole discretion, to amend, modify, suspend, or terminate the Services, the Content, and any part thereof without notice to you. KENTECH shall have no liability to you or any other person or entity for any modification, suspension, termination, or loss of information.
These Terms will remain in full force and effect while you use the Services. You may terminate your use of the Services at any time. We can suspend or terminate your access to or use of the Services, in whole or in part, at any time, immediately and without notice. In all such cases, the Terms shall terminate, including, without limitation, your license to use the Services, except that the following sections shall continue to apply: 3, 5, and 6.
Nothing in this section shall affect KENTECH’s right to change, limit, or stop the provision of the Services without prior notice, as provided above in section 6.4.
The headings of the sections contained in these Terms are for convenience only and shall not be deemed to control or affect the meaning or construction of any provision of the Terms.
From time to time, and in our sole discretion, we may revise these Terms. If the revision, in our sole discretion, is material we will notify you via an email sent to the email address associated with your account, or by means of a notice posted on this website. By continuing to access or use the Services after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.
Neither you nor KENTECH shall be liable to the other for any act, failure to perform, delay in performance, event or circumstance under this Agreement if, and to the extent that such act, failure to perform, delay in performance, event or circumstance is caused by conditions beyond the delayed Party’s reasonable control and which, by the exercise of reasonable diligence, the delayed Party is unable to prevent or provide against. Such conditions include, but are not limited to, acts of God; strikes, boycotts, or other concerted acts of workmen; laws, regulations, or other orders of public authorities; military action, state of war, epidemic, pandemic, or other national emergency; fire, or flood, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the party invoking this section (collectively, a “Force Majeure”). The Party affected by any such force majeure event or occurrence shall give the other Party written notice of said event or occurrence within a commercially reasonable time following such event or occurrence.
Definition of “Confidential Information”. “Confidential Information” shall mean any and all technical and non-technical information disclosed by either Party (“Disclosing Party”) to the other Party (“Receiving Party”) and labeled at the time of such disclosure as “Confidential” or bearing a similar legend, and all other information that the Parties knew, or reasonably should have known, was the Confidential Information of the other Party. Confidential Information may include, without limitation: (i) trade secrets, inventions, ideas, processes, computer source and object code, formulae, programs, other works of authorship, know-how, improvements, discoveries, developments, designs, and techniques; or (ii) information regarding products, plans for research and development, marketing and business plans, budgets, financial statements, contracts, prices, suppliers, and customers. Confidential Information includes personal information, except that the Exclusions set forth below do not apply. For clarity, nothing shall limit KENTECH’s ability to provide the Services to its other customers based on personal information provided by those third parties to KENTECH, even if that personal information is identical, in whole or in part, to personal information provided by Customer. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Recipient has no obligation to return or destroy Discloser’s Confidential Information backed up from a computer system for archival purposes in the ordinary course of Recipient’s business, and which may only be used only as necessary to comply with law, provided that Confidential Information remains subject to all applicable obligations under this Agreement for the duration of the archival retention period.
Confidentiality Obligations. Subject to the Exclusions section below, Receiving Party agrees that it will (i) hold in confidence and not disclose to any third party any Confidential Information of Disclosing Party; (ii) protect such Confidential Information with at least the same degree of care that Receiving Party uses to protect its own Confidential Information, but in no case, less than reasonable care; (iii) use Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information for no purpose other than performing said Party’s obligations under this Agreement; (iv) limit access to Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information to those of Receiving Party’s employees or authorized representatives having a need to know who have signed confidentiality agreements containing, or are otherwise bound by, confidentiality obligations at least as restrictive as those contained herein; and (v) promptly notify Disclosing Party upon discovery of any loss or unauthorized disclosure of Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information. The Parties agree that neither Party will communicate any information to the other Party in violation of the proprietary rights of any third party. Subject to any legally-mandated retention requirements, Receiving Party agrees to securely destroy or return any Confidential Information still in its possession upon termination of this Agreement.
Exclusions. Receiving Party has no obligations under this Agreement with respect to any portion of Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information if such Receiving Party can demonstrate with competent evidence that such portion (i) was in the public domain at the time it was communicated to Receiving Party by Disclosing Party; (ii) entered into the public domain subsequent to the time it was communicated to Receiving Party by Disclosing Party, through no fault of Receiving Party; (iii) was in Receiving Party’s possession free of any obligation of confidence prior to the time it was communicated to Receiving Party; (iv) was developed by employees or agents of Receiving Party independently of and without reference to any information communicated to Receiving Party by Disclosing Party; or (v) was communicated by Disclosing Party to an unaffiliated third party free of any obligation of confidence. Notwithstanding the above, Receiving Party may disclose Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information, without violating the obligations of this Agreement, to the extent such disclosure is required by a valid order of a court or other governmental body having jurisdiction, provided that Receiving Party gives Disclosing Party reasonable prior notice of such disclosure and makes a reasonable effort to obtain, or to assist Disclosing Party in obtaining, a protective order preventing or limiting the disclosure and/or requiring that the Confidential Information so disclosed be used only for the purposes for which the law or regulation required, or for which the order was issued.