Terms of Service / Privacy Statement


Terms of Service

The knowledge.ca website and the knowledgekids.ca website (together this “Website”) are owned and operated by Knowledge Network Corporation (“Knowledge”). Access to and use of this Website is provided subject to these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use represent an agreement between you and Knowledge. Your use of any portion of this Website constitutes your agreement to the terms and conditions set out below. If you do not accept the terms and conditions stated here, do not use this Website.

Knowledge reserves the right to change the terms and conditions under which this Website is offered at any time, without notice. These Terms of Use may be subject to change, addition or deletion at any time. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms of Use. By using this Website you are agreeing to be bound by the then-current version of these Terms of Use.

Intellectual Property

The trade-marks and logos used or posted on the Website are registered and unregistered trade-marks and logos of Knowledge or third parties. Any use of the trade names, trade-marks, service marks and logos displayed on this Website (collectively “Marks”) is strictly prohibited. Nothing appearing on this Website or elsewhere should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any licence or right to use any Marks.

All content published on or otherwise accessible through this Website (“Content”) (including, without limitation, the texts, graphics articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio recordings, videos, software, etc.) is protected by copyright and belong to Knowledge or third parties acting as content providers. Unauthorized use of any Content may violate copyright, trade-mark and other laws. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Restrictions on Use

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the Content on this Website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. You may not use this Website for any other purpose or in any other way. This is a grant of a licence, not a transfer of title, and under this licence you may not:

  • Copy, reproduce, modify or create derivative works from the Content except as specifically provided above or except as expressly authorized in this Website;
  • Use the Content for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (whether commercial or non-commercial);
  • Upload, post, transmit, index, catalogue, mirror, publish or distribute the Content in any way, in whole or in part;
  • Attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained in this Website; or
  • Remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the Content.

No licence is given for republication, distribution, performance, display, translation, retransmission, broadcast, sublicense, or any use other than non-commercial personal use. You must access all Content manually by request and not programmably by machine automated means. You may not use any Content for any unlawful purpose.

You may not copy or adapt the HTML that Knowledge creates to generate its pages. It is also protected by Knowledge’s copyright.

All Content and services contained or provided in this Website including, without limitation, all Communication Services (as hereinafter defined), are offered for your personal use for non-commercial purposes. It is prohibited to use anything contained in the Website for commercial or advertising purposes.

This license will automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Knowledge at any time. On terminating your viewing of these materials or the termination of this license, you must destroy all Content obtained from this Website and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of these Terms of Use or otherwise.

Notice of Disclaimer

This Website provides information, resources and links about Knowledge services and about a variety of topics which may be of interest to you. They are provided for information only and should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific course of action and should not be relied on for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions. Users are cautioned not to act on any information provided without seeking advice specific to their circumstances from a qualified professional.

THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, KNOWLEDGE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS. KNOWLEDGE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE USE, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, APPLICABILITY, PERFORMANCE, SECURITY, SAFETY FROM ANY SOFTWARE VIRUS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENT, AVAILABILITY OR RELIABILITY OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE, OR THE RESULTS FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SITES LINKED TO BY THIS WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING, THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS WEBSITE. KNOWLEDGE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTION OF THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENTS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. KNOWLEDGE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF, OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF, OR RELIANCE ON, ANY CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITE. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Contests

Knowledge may, from time to time, run contests on this Website, alone or jointly with third party sponsors. All such contests will be governed by their respective contest rules. Prior to entering into a contest, you should read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions set out in the applicable contest rules.

Links to Third Party Sites

This Website may contain, and other users or third parties may provide, information on or links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. These sites and resources are not controlled by Knowledge, and the mere existence of the link on this Website does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship by Knowledge. External Web sites and resources are not subject to these Terms of Use or the Knowledge Website Privacy Statement or Privacy Policy, and may be subject to other terms and conditions or policies posted therein. We encourage you to be aware when you leave this Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website you visit.

Because Knowledge has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Knowledge is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources or the privacy policies and practices at any such sites. You further acknowledge and agree that Knowledge shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any goods or services available on or through any external site or resource. Your use of external sites or resources is at your own risk. You expressly release Knowledge from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website.

No Linking, Framing, Mirroring, Scraping or Data Mining

Links to this Website without the express permission of Knowledge are strictly prohibited. To request permission to link to this Website, please contact Knowledge at info@knowledge.ca. The framing, mirroring, scraping or data mining of this Website or any Content in any form and by any method is strictly prohibited.

No Endorsement

Description of, or reference to, third party companies, products or publications in this Website is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement or recommendation.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant to Knowledge that you will not use this Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use. You agree not to disturb the normal operation of this Website, and not to infringe the integrity of this Website by hacking, altering the information contained in this Website or otherwise. You may not use this Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair this Website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of this Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through this Website.

Registration and Security

Certain of the services offered at this Website may require you to register with us. When you register at our Website, you must select a password and a user name. You must not (i) choose or use someone’s password with the intention of pretending to be that person; (ii) use a password in which someone else has rights, without that person’s authorization; or (iii) use a password or a user name that Knowledge, at its sole discretion, considers offensive. Please note that your user name may be viewed by the public, so you may not wish to choose a user name that personally identifies you.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and user name. You should notify Knowledge as soon as possible by e-mail of any known or suspected use of your account, or of any known or suspected breach of security.

You are responsible for any use of your accounts on the Website. Knowledge cannot be held liable for the unauthorized use of your account or for any loss or damage arising in particular from the non-compliance with the security measures mentioned in this section.

Personal Information Protection

By using this Website, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with our Website Privacy Statement which may be amended by us from time to time in our discretion.

Use of Communication Services

This Website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, user content platforms, and/or message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (individually a “Communication Service”, collectively “Communication Services”). When using the Communication Services, you will be subject to any posted code of conduct, terms or guidelines applicable to such services. Any posted code of conduct, terms or guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.

You must be an individual of 15 years of age or older to use any Communication Service. If you are not yet 15 years old, do not use the Communication Services.

If you are at least 15 but not yet 19 years of age: Please have your parents or legal guardian review these Terms of Use with you, discuss any questions you might have, and give you their permission to use the Communication Services with both your and their full understanding of these Terms of Use. Their consent is required for your use of any Communication Service. By using the Communication Services, you are telling us that you and your parent or guardian have joined in this agreement.

If you are a parent or guardian: Parents and guardians are advised to exercise supervision over their children’s on line activities. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not let your child use this Website or the Communication Services.

You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree that when using a Communication Service you will abide by the rules set forth below:

  1. Use polite language. Objectionable or offensive language will not be tolerated at any time. You may not store, use or submit defamatory, hateful, libelous, obscene, vulgar, tortious, pornographic, sexist, racist, homophobic, inappropriate, unreasonable, violent, religiously-charged, threatening, abusive or illegal content, or content in violation of any third-party privacy or other rights.
  2. Be courteous. You may not make threats or incite anyone else to violence or hatred. It is also prohibited to deliberately disturb any discussion with repetitive messages, unfounded messages or spamming.
  3. Discuss but do not attack. In an open discussion where there are many different opinions, people often disagree. Knowledge encourages lively discussions and debates, however personal attacks are a breach of these Terms of Use.
  4. You may not use the Communication Services to promote, advertise or offer for sale any good or service, to solicit funds, goods or services, to solicit other users to join or become members of any online or other services, to conduct or send any study, contest, pyramid scheme or chain letters, spamming, or to engage in any hacking, solicitation or any other act for illegal purposes. It is prohibited to use this Website or any Communication Service for autopromotion or to upload content for commercial purposes without Knowledge’s consent. Any communications which are harmful to minors are also prohibited.
  5. You will not impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Knowledge representative, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
  6. You will not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any submission transmitted through any Communication Service.
  7. You will not submit or upload any virus, bug, malware or any other harmful computer code, program or file. You will not interfere with or disrupt the Communication Services.
  8. You will not harvest or otherwise collect personal information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  9. You will not violate copyright or other intellectual property rights of others. Without limitation, you will not upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that infringes any patent, trade-mark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.
  10. You will not upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material or information that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements).
  11. You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations in your use of the Communication Services.
  12. You must comply with any posted code of conduct, terms or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.

Knowledge has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Knowledge reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Knowledge reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

You should consider all communication through the Communication Services to be public and not private communications. Always use caution when giving out personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Knowledge does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Knowledge specifically disclaims any liability with regard to such user submitted content, messages or information, or otherwise with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service.

Knowledge reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or government request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Knowledge’s sole discretion.

Your Submissions

You declare that you have all the necessary rights, in particular, intellectual property rights, to any material that you submit as a user of this Website to Knowledge through a Communication Service or otherwise.

You acknowledge and agree that you remain the holder of the copyright of all material you submit as a user to Knowledge. However, you acknowledge and agree that by submitting any materials or works to Knowledge, you grant it an irrevocable non-exclusive worldwide licence to use, edit, modify, delete, reproduce, publish, distribute, translate, develop ancillary products, adapt, communicate, perform in public, archive or index, and give sub-licences to such materials or works, or otherwise do any other act that is subject to copyright protection under the Copyright Act (Canada). You waive any moral right you may assert related to the integrity of your work. The rights granted in this section are applicable to all media, including without limitation all print media and digital or electronic media now known or hereafter created. The licences granted by you herein are perpetual and non-revocable.

No materials that you submit through a Communication Service will be subject to any obligation of confidence. No compensation will be paid with respect to any material that you submit to Knowledge as a user of this Website. Knowledge is under no obligation to post or use any such material you may provide and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, not to publish, to filter, to edit or to withdrawal any materials transmitted by a user, for any reason (or for no reason) whatsoever.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting materials to us, through a Communication Service or otherwise, you warrant and represent that: (i) you own or otherwise control all of the rights to such materials including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit such materials; (ii) such materials shall not violate the rights of any third party including, but not limited to, intellectual property and proprietary rights; and (iii) such materials shall not violate any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or these Terms of Use.

You acknowledge and agree that you are personally liable for the content of your messages, articles or other content submitted on Knowledge’s Internet sites, and for the consequences thereof.

By using this Website you agree that Knowledge is not and may not be held liable for the accuracy, legality or the compliance with intellectual property laws or with the conditions of use of any materials provided by its users.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL KNOWLEDGE BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY COMPENSATORY, INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF, OR THE DELAY IN USE OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENTS, OR ANY WEBSITE OR CONTENTS WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED, EVEN IF KNOWLEDGE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THIS WEBSITE. IF KNOWLEDGE OR ANY OF ITS THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS ARE FOUND LIABLE IN ANY CONNECTION WITH A CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO USING OR ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, HOWSOEVER ARISING, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL SURVIVE THE TERMINATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE.

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT KNOWLEDGE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

THIS WEBSITE IS SOLELY DIRECTED TO INDIVIDUALS LOCATED IN CANADA. KNOWLEDGE MAKES NO REPRESENTATION THAT THE SERVICE IS APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN OTHER LOCATIONS. THOSE WHO ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO SO AT THEIR OWN VOLITION AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL LAW.

Indemnity and Release

By using this Website you agree to indemnify Knowledge and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, volunteers and employees and hold them harmless from any and all loss, liability, damages, claims and expenses, including legal fees, arising from your violation of these Terms of Use, your use of this Website, or your breach or alleged breach of the copyright, trade-mark, proprietary or other rights of third parties. By accessing this Website you are agreeing to release Knowledge and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, volunteers and employees from any and all claims, demands, debts, obligations, damages (actual or consequential), costs and expenses of any kind or nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, that you may have against them arising out of or in any way related to your use of this Website or the products or services offered at or associated with this Website. You agree to waive all laws that may limit the efficacy of such release.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use, your use of this Website, and all related matters shall be governed solely by the laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada and the applicable federal laws of Canada, without regard to the conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction. You hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of British Columbia in relation to all disputes arising from or related to these Terms of Use, your use of the Website and any related matters.

No Waiver

No failure or delay by Knowledge in exercising any right or privilege under these Terms of Use will operate as a waiver thereof, nor will any single or partial exercise of any right or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right or privilege under these Terms of Use.

Severability

If any part of these Terms of Use are determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable laws, including but not limited to the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provisions will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue in effect.

Entire Agreement

Unless specified herein, these Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between the user and Knowledge with respect to your use of this Website and the services offered at this Website, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Knowledge with respect to this Website.

Enurement

These Terms of Use are binding upon and shall enure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors, heirs, executor, administrators, personal representatives and permitted assigns.

Compliance with Laws

Knowledge’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in these Terms of Use is in derogation of Knowledge’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this Website or information provided to or gathered by Knowledge with respect to such use.

Language of Contract

It is the express will of the parties that this agreement and all related documents have been drawn up in English. C’est la volonté expresse des parties que la présente convention ainsi que les documents qui s’y rattachent soient rédigés en anglais.


Privacy Statement

Knowledge Network Corporation (“Knowledge”) has developed this website as an electronic resource with information about our organization and its programs, and as a fun and entertaining site for our viewing audience.

We are committed to providing our visitors with a website that respects their privacy. This page summarizes the privacy practices on our organization's websites. It outlines the information we collect at this website and how we use that information.

We encourage and support the efforts of parents and legal guardians of children to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to caution them against providing personal information to any website without their permission. If you are under the age of nineteen, then please have your parent or guardian go over this Privacy Policy with you and we request that you not provide us with your personal information unless you have the consent of your parent or guardian.

When you Contact us Through our Website this is What We do With The Information

We do not collect personal information that identifies individuals (such as your name, phone number, address, or email address) unless you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via email, fax, regular mail, telephone, registering for services or contests at our website, or making a donation through our website.

Personal information voluntarily provided by you via our website will be used for the purpose for which it was provided (for example, to enter a contest, participate in an online forum, make a donation, send an inquiry, or send an email address to receive automatic information about upcoming programming) or to which you otherwise consent, will be kept strictly confidential, and is not disclosed to anyone inside Knowledge except the personnel who need the information to complete your request. Such information may also be used for internal analysis and management purposes.

When you voluntarily disclose information in a forum area or other public communication service of our website, your personal and other information disclosed in your communication will become public information and can be collected and used by outside parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Knowledge.

In some instances, we may use outside parties to administer contests, promotions and other online activities on our behalf. This may involve the collection of personal information. In such cases, we ensure that the manner in which any outside party collects, uses and retains personal information conforms to our privacy policies.

We reserve the right to collect, use or disclose a visitor’s personal information as required or permitted by law. We may disclose personal information to affiliates and outside suppliers or contractors from whom we obtain services for the purposes of supplying those services, or in connection with the sale of our business or enterprise. Knowledge does not sell, license, rent, market, disclose, barter or distribute any personal information obtained from our websites other than as disclosed in this statement.

We do maintain server logs and web logs which automatically collect certain non-identifying information regarding website users, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access our website, the length of your visit, the pages you look at, and the websites you visit before and after leaving our website. This non-identifying information is used for our website and system administration purposes and to improve the website. Your non-identifying information may be used and archived for future use in order to facilitate your online experience and to gather broad demographic information.

We make no attempt to link this information, including the information described below under ‘Cookies’, with the identity of individuals visiting our Website. We may, however, review server logs for security purposes, for example to detect intrusions into our network. The possibility exists that server log data, which contains visitors’ IP addresses, could in instances of criminal or other malfeasance, or where necessary to protect the security and integrity of our Website, be used to trace and identify individuals and be shared with appropriate investigative bodies and others as permitted by law.

We occasionally use "cookies" to track how our visitors use the site. If you do not want a cookie placed on your computer by Knowledge, you may disable cookies altogether by modifying the Preferences section of your Internet browser software. If you will accept cookies but wish to be informed of their appearance, you may turn on a warning prompt by modifying the cookie warning section of your browser software.

We will Protect You when You Are on our Site

This website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of other web sites and encourage you to examine each site's privacy policy and make your own decisions regarding the accuracy, reliability and correctness of material and information found.

Security

Knowledge uses a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. All user contact information is contained behind secured networks and is accessible only by a limited number of trusted employees and/or contractors who have special access rights to production systems. Passwords are encrypted in Knowledge’s secure database, which is also located behind secured networks. All sensitive/credit card information supplied by users is transmitted by a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

How Can I Correct Errors in my Information?

You can correct errors in your personal information by contacting us at info@knowledge.ca.

Our Policies

For more information regarding our privacy policies and procedures, contact our Privacy Officer at info@knowledge.ca.

Consent

This statement is in effect as of January 06, 2014. By using this website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Website Privacy Statement. We reserve the right to change this Website Privacy Statement at any time. Accordingly, when you use this website you should check the date of this Statement and review any changes since the last version.

CONTACT

Email: info@knowledge.ca

Toll Free (Canada): 1.877.456.6988
Greater Vancouver: 604.431.3222

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