Terms and Conditions
TERMS OF SERVICE
This website is operated by Kudos. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Kudos. Kudos offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.
By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.
Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.
NOTICE REGARDING DISPUTE RESOLUTION: THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAIN A CLASS ACTION WAIVER AND A JURY TRIAL WAIVER AND REQUIRES ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS. Please see Section 15 for complete details.
Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.
Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
SECTION 1 - ONLINE STORE TERMS
By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.
SECTION 2 - GENERAL CONDITIONS
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.
The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.
SECTION 3 - ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION
We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.
This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.
SECTION 4 - MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES
Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.
We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
SECTION 5 - PRODUCTS OR SERVICES (if applicable)
Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.
We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor's display of any color will be accurate.
We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.
We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.
SECTION 6 - ACCURACY OF BILLING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION
We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.
You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.
For more detail, please review our Returns Policy.
SECTION 7 - OPTIONAL TOOLS
We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input.
You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.
Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).
We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.
SECTION 8 - THIRD-PARTY LINKS
Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.
Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.
We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party's policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.
SECTION 9 - USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS
If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, 'comments'), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.
We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.
SECTION 10 - PERSONAL INFORMATION
SECTION 11 - ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS
Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).
We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.
SECTION 12 - PROHIBITED USES
In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.
SECTION 13 - DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.
We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.
You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.
You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.
In no case shall Kudos, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
SECTION 14 - INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Kudos and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.
SECTION 15 - DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION AGREEMENT
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE SECTION CAREFULLY, AS IT INCLUDES A CLASS ACTION WAIVER AND A JURY TRIAL WAIVER AND REQUIRES ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS.
THIS SECTION APPLIES TO ANY CLAIM OR DISPUTE OR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND KUDOS (EACH, A “PARTY;” TOGETHER, THE “PARTIES”) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THESE TERMS, YOUR USE OF THE SITE, OR TO ANY PURCHASE, TRANSACTION, RETURN OR OTHER INTERACTION WITH KUDOS (INCLUDING CLAIMS RELATING TO KUDOS'S ADVERTISEMENTS AND DISCLOSURES, EMAIL AND MOBILE SMS MESSAGES SENT BY KUDOS, OR KUDOS'S COLLECTION OR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION) ("CLAIM"), INCLUDING:
- CLAIMS THAT AROSE BEFORE THIS OR ANY PRIOR AGREEMENT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS RELATING TO ADVERTISING);
- CLAIMS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE SUBJECT TO PRE-EXISTING CLASS ACTION LITIGATION FOR WHICH YOU MAY BE A PUTATIVE CLASS MEMBER; AND
- CLAIMS THAT MAY ARISE AFTER THE TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT.
Claims do not include disputes in which Kudos contends that you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate any Kudos intellectual property right. Nothing in this section shall preclude Kudos from bringing claims regarding such rights in court. Additionally, notwithstanding the provisions herein, either you or Kudos may bring a Claim in small claims court, only as the result of a direct filing by you or Kudos, and consistent with the applicable jurisdictional and dollar limits. As set forth below, a claim commencing in Arbitration may not be secondarily directed to small claims court per otherwise applicable rules.
THIS ENTIRE SECTION SHALL SURVIVE TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE PARTIES’ RELATIONSHIP OR THE END OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE.
MANDATORY INFORMAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FOR ALL CLAIMS
You and Kudos agree to engage in pre-suit/arbitration discussions for a period of no less than sixty (60) days after commencement of the Informal Dispute Process described herein. During that time, the Parties will communicate directly about any claim and attempt to resolve it without initiating a lawsuit or arbitration. Completion of this “Informal Dispute Process” and expiration of the sixty (60) day period shall be an express condition precedent to either party commencing a lawsuit or filing and serving an Arbitration Demand (defined below). You and Kudos agree that any action commenced in court or arbitration without first exhausting the Informal Dispute Process shall be defective and subject to dismissal at the cost of the party found to have prematurely commenced the action.
THE INFORMAL DISPUTE PROCESS SHALL COMMENCE UPON EITHER PARTY RECEIVING FROM THE OTHER A WRITTEN NOTICE ("NOTICE") DESCRIBING THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CLAIM AND THE SPECIFIC RELIEF SOUGHT AND SHALL INCLUDE ANY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS OR OTHER RECORDS. Your Notice must be mailed via certified or registered mail with proof of receipt to us at Kudos Innovations, Inc., 6 Liberty Square #551, Boston, MA 02109. Kudos’s notice to you must be sent to your last-used billing address or the billing and/or shipping address in your online profile.
CLASS WAIVER; JURY TRIAL WAIVER; VENUE
WHERE PERMISSIBLE, CLAIMS SHALL BE BROUGHT IN COURT ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS
YOU AND KUDOS AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEEDING WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, COLLECTIVE, OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION, INCLUDING ANY JOINT OR CONSOLIDATED LAWSUIT OR JOINT OR CONSOLIDATED ARBITRATION OF ANY KIND. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE A MEMBER OF ANY PUTATIVE OR ACTUAL CLASS IN A CLASS ACTION BROUGHT BY ANYONE ELSE AGAINST KUDOS, NOR WILL YOU SEEK TO BECOME A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE. ADDITIONALLY, IN ANY ACTION INITIATED AGAINST KUDOS, RELIEF WILL BE CONFINED TO RELIEF ON YOUR OWN BEHALF ONLY. This paragraph shall be titled and operate as the “Class Waiver.”
Where permissible, and to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Claims must be brought in court, and only on an individual basis in accordance with the Class Waiver. For any Claims brought in court, you and Kudos agree to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in any state or federal court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To the extent permissible under applicable law, any such cases shall be decided by a judge and not a jury; the Parties mutually waive their right to have their Claim decided by a jury.
In jurisdictions in which the Class Waiver would not be enforceable as claims filed in court, CLAIMS SHALL BE RESOLVED THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION, RATHER THAN IN COURT, AND ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CLASS WAIVER. If the Class Waiver is deemed unenforceable as to arbitration, this Arbitration Clause subsection shall not apply.
THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT SHALL APPLY TO THIS AGREEMENT. BY CONSENTING TO ARBITRATION, YOU AND KUDOS DO NOT LIMIT IN ANY WAY EITHER PARTY’S STATUTORY OR COMMON LAW RIGHTS, NOR ANY POTENTIAL REMEDIES TO WHICH EITHER PARTY WOULD BE ENTITLED WERE A CLAIM HEARD IN A COURT.
Any arbitration shall be heard in and administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Any arbitration shall be governed by the AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules, including the Mass Arbitration Supplementary Rules in effect on the date any such action is commenced. You can find the AAA Rules and the Demand for Arbitration Form at www.adr.org.The arbitrator(s) shall have the sole authority to determine their own jurisdiction over the parties and claims and to determine issues of arbitrability and enforcement of this Arbitration Clause. You and Kudos agree to opt out of Rule 9 of the Consumer Arbitration Rules, Small Claims Option for the Parties, and waive the right to return any Claim to Small Claims Court at any time after the filing of an Arbitration Demand under the applicable AAA rules.
The arbitrator shall determine in accordance with the applicable rules, without limitation, all issues regarding filing fees, form of pleadings, procedures for payment, criteria for any Arbitration Demand, Answer and other claim, locale, seat, arbitrator selection and disclosures, exchange of information, and presentation of evidence. The Arbitrator shall issue a reasoned award.
You and Kudos agree that Confidential information of either Party disclosed during the arbitration (whether in documents, orally, or any other manner) shall not be used or disclosed except in connection with the arbitration or a proceeding to enforce or vacate the arbitration award. Any permitted court filing of confidential information must be done under seal to the furthest extent permitted by law.
In any arbitration, the defending Party may make a written settlement offer at any time before the final hearing. If a dispositive motion is permitted, the written settlement offer must be made prior to the dispositive motion being granted. Settlement offers may not be disclosed to the arbitrator, only until after the arbitrator issues an Award. If the Arbitrator’s Award is in the defending Party's favor, or in the other Party's favor but is for less than the defending Party's settlement offer, the recipient of the offer must pay the defending Party's costs incurred after the offer was made, including any attorney's fees. If any applicable statute or case law prohibits the shifting of costs incurred in the arbitration, then this provision shall cease the accumulation of any costs to which the Party bringing the Claim may be entitled.
To the extent an arbitration falls within the AAA’s definition of a Mass Filing, the Parties agree to be bound by the procedures set forth in the AAA’s Mass Arbitration Supplementary Rules effective on January 15, 2024, as amended thereafter.
OPT OUT: Within thirty (30) days of agreeing to these Terms, you may opt out of this Arbitration Clause by providing your individual, personally signed notice of your intention to opt out by sending Kudos an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The opt-out notice must be sent within thirty (30) days of your first use of our Site. Individuals who timely opt-out can bring their claims in court but are still subject to the Class Waiver.
A court of competent jurisdiction shall have the authority to enforce this entire Arbitration Clause and, if necessary, to enjoin the mass filing, prosecution, or administration of arbitrations and the assessment of arbitration fees.
SECTION 16 - SEVERABILITY
In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
SECTION 17 - TERMINATION
The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.
These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site.
If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).
SECTION 18 - ENTIRE AGREEMENT
The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.
SECTION 19 - GOVERNING LAW
These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Boston, MA, United States.
SECTION 20 - CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE
You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.
SECTION 21 - CONTACT INFORMATION
Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at email@example.com.