Terms and Conditions
This Website and the services of Naturally KC (the "Services") are offered to you, conditioned on your acceptance without modification, of the following terms, conditions, and notices contained in this agreement (the "Terms and Conditions"). Your use of this Website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices in effect at such time. These Terms and Conditions apply to any Services or properties such as websites or apps owned and operated by Naturally KC (including but not limited to NaturallyKC.com, Naturally KC app, etc) and collectively referred to herein as "Naturally KC on which a link to these Terms & Conditions appears. If you have any questions regarding these Terms & Conditions, you may contact us at www.NaturallyKC.com. We may amend these Terms & Conditions at any time by posting a revised version of these Terms and Conditions. These Terms & Conditions were last updated on August 11, 2017.
1. INTRODUCTION TO NATURALLY KC
Upon registration, you may choose your own password or Naturally KC will assign you a password to access the Services through the Naturally KC website or apps.
2. THE SERVICES
At Naturally KC we are committed to making your total Naturally KC experience a positive one. You can search for naturally minded professionals through our directory, a directory of Natural Minded Professional members along with their ratings and reviews.
a. Directory. You can view a directory of Natural Minded Professionals in your selected zip code who provide services in the project categories that you select. These listings include ratings and reviews of those Natural Minded Professionals from their customers, when available.
b. Blog Posts. We will provide blog posts, either written by Naturally KC, or by guest writers. The contents of the Blog Posts, including any opinions expressed in Blog Posts, are solely those of the authors, and Naturally KC does not agree or endorse those opinions expressed.
c. No Guarantees or Endorsements. Although we take certain steps to examine the credentials of the Natural Minded Professionals listed on our website or whom you may book, we make no guarantees, warranties or representations regarding the skills or undertakings of such Natural Minded Professional or the quality of the job that he or she may perform for you if you elect to retain their services. Naturally KC does not endorse or recommend the services of any particular Natural Minded Professional. Except as set forth below in Paragraph 11 and Paragraph 12, we do not independently verify their representations about their services, nor validate any reviews. It is entirely up to you to evaluate the Natural Minded Professional and the Natural Minded Professional's qualifications, and to enter into a direct contract or otherwise reach agreement with a Natural Minded Professional. We do not guarantee or warrant any Natural Minded Professional's performance on the job or the outcome or quality of the services performed. The Natural Minded Professionals are not employees or agents of Naturally KC, nor is Naturally KC an agent of the Service Professionals.
d. No Contracting via the Naturally KC Website. Naturally KC may inform you of certain offers or discounts provided by a Natural Minded Professional. Such offers or discounts are made solely by the Natural Minded Professional, and Naturally KC does not guarantee or warrant the pricing or discounts that a Natural Minded Professional may offer you. Any quotes provided by Natural Minded Professionals via the Naturally KC or apps, or which you find on the Naturally KC or apps, are not contractually binding offers, are for informational purposes only, and cannot be accepted on or via Naturally KC. No contractual arrangement is created based upon the quotes provided to you from Natural Minded Professionals (or your scheduling of an appointment with a Natural Minded Professional) via Naturally KC. To contract with a Natural Minded Professional, you must work directly with the Natural Minded Professional. Naturally KC does not perform, and is not responsible for, any of the Services requested by you in your service request. Your rights under any contracts you enter into with Natural Minded Professionals are governed by the terms of such contracts and by applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws. Naturally KC is not a party to such agreements. All payments and applicable taxes must be made to the Natural Minded Professional in accordance with the agreements.
e. Release from Damages or Claims. Should you have a dispute with respect to any services provided by a Naturally Minded Professional or the fees charged by any Naturally Minded Professional, you must address such dispute with the Natural Minded Professional directly (although you may copy Naturally KC on the fee disputes). YOU HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE Naturally KC (AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS) FROM ANY DAMAGES OR CLAIMS (INCLUDING CONSEQUENTIAL AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES) OF EVERY KIND OR NATURE, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, AND DISCLOSED OR UNDISCLOSED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH SUCH DISPUTES AND YOUR DEALINGS WITH SERVICE PROFESSIONALS.
3. YOUR USE OF THE NATURALLY KC SERVICES AND PROHIBITED USES
You acknowledge and agree that your use of Naturally KC is for your personal use and not for advertising purposes. You may not use Naturally KC to recreate or compete with Naturally KC, to solicit or harass Natural Minded Professionals, or for any other purpose not contemplated herein. You acknowledge that a violation of the foregoing could result in significant damages, and you agree that you are liable to Naturally KC for any such damages, and will indemnify Naturally KC in the event of any claims against Naturally KC based on or arising from your violation of the foregoing. We reserve the right to revoke your access to any Naturally KC service, products or properties at any time. All information about Natural Minded Professionals is confidential and for your personal use only. If it is determined or suspected by Naturally KC in its sole discretion that you are misusing or attempting to misuse or circumvent the Naturally KC services or system, or are using or attempting to use them for any inappropriate or non-personal purposes, including but not limited to activities such as hacking, scraping content, infiltrating, fraud, advertising, jamming or spamming, Naturally KC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately terminate your access without notice and to initiate without notice appropriate legal actions or proceedings to seek appropriate remedies and/or damages, including but not limited to lost revenue, repairs, legal fees, costs and expenses, and to seek injunctions or other equitable remedies.
4. INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US/TCPA CONSENT
Upon using Naturally KC, you will be prompted to disclose certain information about yourself and your service requirements, and you will be able to store information, on our website or apps. Some of this information will be sent to Natural Minded Professionals who will need this information to respond to your request. By providing this information to us, or by submitting a service request, you are requesting, and you expressly consent to being contacted by us and by our Natural Minded Professionals via phone, fax, email, mail, text (SMS) messaging, or other reasonable means, at any of your contact numbers or addresses, even if you are listed on any federal, state, provincial or other applicable "Do Not Call" list, in order that we may provide the Services set forth on our site, to service your account, to reasonably address matters pertaining to your account, including but not limited to notifying you of, or confirming, appointments that you have scheduled, or for other purposes reasonably related to your service request and our business, including marketing related emails. You also authorize Naturally KC to send you an automated prerecorded call confirming your service request, along with calls from up to four service professionals that can help you with your request to the land-line or mobile phone number you provided, and you understand that either Naturally KC or the Natural Mind Professionals may use automated phone technology (including autodialed and prerecorded messages) to call you and that your consent is not required to purchase products or services. If you provide any information that is untrue, not current or incomplete, or Naturally KC has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, H Naturally KC has the right to refuse any current or future use of the Naturally KC Services (or any portion thereof) by you. You are responsible for any use of the Naturally KC Services by persons to whom you intentionally or negligently allow access to your password.
TO KNOWINGLY INPUT FALSE INFORMATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NAME, PHONE NUMBER, ADDRESS OR E-MAIL ADDRESS IS A VERY SERIOUS AND FRAUDULENT MATTER THAT COULD RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT COSTS AND DAMAGES INCLUDING INVASION OF PRIVACY RIGHTS, TO Naturally KC AND THE NATURAL MINDED PROFESSIONALS, AND TO CONSUMERS, AS WELL AS THE LOSS OF TIME, EFFORT AND EXPENSE RESPONDING TO AND PURSUING SUCH FALSE INFORMATION AND REQUEST, AND FURTHER, COULD RESULT IN REGULATORY FINES AND PENALTIES. ACCORDINGLY, IF YOU KNOWINGLY INPUT FALSE INFORMATION IN A SERVICE REQUEST, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SOME ONE ELSE'S NAME, E-MAIL ADDRESS, PHYSICAL ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER OR A RANDOM OR MADE UP NAME, ADDRESS, E-MAIL OR PHONE NUMBER YOU AGREE TO FULLY INDEMNIFY AND BE LIABLE TO Naturally KC AND EACH SERVICE PROVIDER WHO ACCEPTS SUCH SERVICE REQUESTS, FOR THE GREATER OF: (1) A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF $11,000 TO EACH OF Naturally KC AND EACH OF THE AFFECTED NATURAL MINDED PROFESSIONALS AND FOR EACH OF THE ACTUAL PERSON(S) AFFECTED BY ANY OF THE IMPROPER, INCORRECT OR FRAUDULENT INFORMATION YOU ENTER (FOR EXAMPLE THE ACTUAL OWNER OF THE E-MAIL ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER, ETC.), PER IMPROPER SUBMISSION, PLUS ANY ATTORNEYS FEES COSTS AND EXPENSE RELATING THERETO, IF APPLICABLE, OR (2) THE ACTUAL DAMAGES, DIRECT, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL, AND ANY REGULATORY OR JUDICIAL FINES OR PENALTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM SUCH INTENTIONAL, MISLEADING, HARMFUL AND FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY, PLUS REASONABLE LEGAL FEES, COST AND EXPENSES RELATING THERETO, WHICH EVER IS GREATER.
5. DISPUTE RESOLUTION ASSISTANCE
While we cannot guarantee the work performed by a listed Natural Minded Professional, and while we have no obligation to you with regard to your relationship with a Natural Minded Professional, the Naturally KC resolution process has been developed to try and assist you in resolving any disputes that may arise. Without modifying our statements under this Agreement, we may, upon your request, provide limited assistance in resolving disputes between you and a Natural Minded Professional. You must participate and use good faith efforts to resolve problems through the Naturally KC resolution process. Such limited assistance in no way nullifies the release and indemnification described in these Terms & Conditions.
6. USER GENERATED CONTENT
You agree that all of the content and information posted by you or your agents or designees on Naturally KC, including but not limited to:
· Photographs or Images,
· Comments, Questions and/or Answers,
· Any other content
(known collectively as "Content") is the sole and exclusive property of Naturally KC, and that you have no right to reproduce, post, publish, or otherwise use such information other than for your personal use relating to your service request.
c. Our Right to Use Your Content. You acknowledge and agree that any Content you post or provide may be viewed by the general public and will not be treated as private, proprietary or confidential. You authorize us and our affiliates, licensees and sub-licensees, without compensation to you or others, to copy, adapt, create derivative works of, reproduce, incorporate, distribute, publicly display or otherwise use or exploit such Content throughout the world in any format or media (whether now known or hereafter created) for the duration of any copyright or other rights in such Content, and such permission shall be perpetual and may not be revoked for any reason. Further, to the extent permitted under applicable law, you waive and release and covenant not to assert any moral rights that you may have in any Content posted or provided by you.
d. Grant of License. You hereby grant Naturally KC and its users a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, assignable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, perform, distribute, print, publish, disseminate and place advertising near and adjacent to your Content in any format or media (whether now know or hereafter created) on the Naturally KC and apps in any manner that we deem appropriate or necessary, including, if submitted, your name, voice and likeness throughout the world, and such permission shall be perpetual and cannot be revoked for any reason.
e. Representation of Ownership and Right to Use Content. By posting or providing any Content to Naturally KC, you represent and warrant to Naturally KC that you own or have all necessary rights to use the Content, and grant to Naturally KC the rights granted below. The forgoing representation includes, but is not limited to a representation and warranty that you own or have the necessary rights (including any necessary releases) to grant all rights granted below in relation to any persons, places or intellectual property pictured in any photographic Content that you provide. In addition, if you post or otherwise provide any Content that is protected by copyright, you represent that you have obtained any necessary permissions or releases from the applicable copyright owner.
f. Content Guidelines. Naturally KC reserves the right, but not the obligation, to edit or abridge, or to refuse to post, or to remove any content that you or any other users post on any Naturally KC owned or operated websites or apps if Naturally KC determines (in its sole discretion) that such content contains or features any of the following:
I. Offensive, harmful and/or abusive language, including without limitation: expletives, profanities, obscenities, harassment, vulgarities, sexually explicit language and hate speech (e.g., racist/discriminatory speech.)
II. References to illegal activity.
III. Language that violates the standards of good taste or the standards of this Site.
IV. Statements that are or appear to be false.
V. Comments that disparage Naturally KC.
VI. With respect to Ratings and Reviews of service professionals, all of the above and in addition the following:
1. Reviews that do not address the goods and services of the business or reviews with no qualitative value.
2. Comments concerning a different Natural Minded Professional.
3. Information not related to work requested in the service request.
4. If a dispute arises between a consumer and professional, the rating submitted may be held in pending status until resolution is reached. You represent and warrant that any Rating and Review provided by you is accurate and truthful, and that your will only provide a Rating and Review for a service professional that has performed services for you pursuant to your applicable service request.
7. NOTICE SPECIFIC TO DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE.
Permission to use documents (such as press releases, datasheets, content, informational items and FAQs) from the Naturally KC server ("Server") is granted, provided that (1) the below copyright notice appears in all copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear, (2) use of such documents from the Web site is for your informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, and (3) no modifications of any Documents are made. Educational institutions (specifically K-12, universities and state community colleges) may download and reproduce the Documents for distribution in the classroom. Distribution outside the classroom requires express written permission of Naturally KC. Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. Documents specified above do not include the design or layout of the Naturally KC or apps or any other Naturally KC owned, operated, licensed or controlled site. Elements of the Naturally KC or apps are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound or image from any Naturally KC web Site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by Naturally KC. You may not use any deep-link, page-scrape, spider, robot, crawl, index, Internet agent or other automatic device, program, algorithm or technology which does the same things, to use, access, copy, acquire information, generate impressions, input information, store information, search, generate searches or monitor any portion of this website. NATURALLY KC AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS SERVER FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. NATURALLY KC AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THE NATURALLY KC WEB SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. NATURALLY KC AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE PRODUCT(S) AND/OR THE PROGRAM(S) DESCRIBED HEREIN AT ANY TIME.
8. RATINGS & REVIEWS ARE NOT ENDORSED BY NATURALLYKC.COM
All Ratings and Reviews of a Natural Minded Professional displayed to you reflect the opinions of other consumers, and do not reflect or represent the opinions or representations of Naturally KC. Naturally KC disclaims any and all representations or warranties with regard to the Ratings and Reviews. Naturally KC does not assume responsibility or liability for any Review or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from any use of the Site or the materials contained therein.
9. ARTICLES AND OTHER CONTENT
Naturally KC provides certain content relating to living a natural lifestyle ("Articles"), on the Naturally KC or apps, and via mobile applications owned and operated by Naturally KC. Such Articles are provided "As-Is", without any warranties or representations, and you assume all liability and responsibility for your use of such Articles. You understand and agree that the Articles do not provide advice, and that such Articles are no substitute for the advice of a professional.
10. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The links in the Naturally KC or apps will let you leave Naturally KC's Web site. The linked sites are not under the control of Naturally KC and Naturally KC is not responsible for the contents or functionality of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. Your use of such third party linked sites is governed by the terms and conditions, and privacy policies, of such linked sites. Naturally KC is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. Naturally KC is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Naturally KC of the site.
11. THIRD PARTY COPYRIGHTS AND OTHER RIGHTS
Naturally KC respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, please send us a notice.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY NATURALLY KC, AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CO-BRANDERS, AND ANY PARTNERS AND HOLD THEM EACH HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR DEMANDS, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE NATURALLY KC SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE NATURALLY KC WEB SITE, WITH REGARD TO ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND A SERVICE PROFESSIONAL, OR YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, OR ARISING FROM YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY.
13. ARBITRATION AND GOVERNING LAW
. The exclusive means of resolving any dispute between you and Naturally KC or any claim made by you or Naturally KC arising out of or relating to your use of this Website and/or Naturally KC 's services (including any alleged breach of these Terms and Conditions) shall be BINDING ARBITRATION administered by the American Arbitration Association. The one exception to the exclusivity of arbitration is that you have the right to bring an individual claim against Naturally KC in a small-claims court of competent jurisdiction OR EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED BY APPLICABLE FEDERAL OR STATE LAW. But whether you choose arbitration or small-claims court, you may not under any circumstances commence or maintain against Naturally KC any class action, class arbitration, or other representative action or proceeding.
*NOTICE OF RIGHTS*
a. By using the Website and/or Naturally KC 's services in any manner, you agree to the above arbitration agreement. In doing so, YOU GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT to assert or defend any claims between you and Naturally KC (except for matters that may be taken to small-claims court). YOU ALSO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR OTHER CLASS PROCEEDING. Your rights will be determined by a NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR, NOT A JUDGE OR JURY. You are entitled to a fair hearing before the arbitrator. The arbitrator can grant any relief that a court can, but you should note that arbitration proceedings are usually simpler and more streamlined than trials and other judicial proceedings. Decisions by the arbitrator are enforceable in court and may be overturned by a court only for very limited reasons.
b. Any proceeding to enforce this arbitration provision, including any proceeding to confirm, modify, or vacate an arbitration award, may be commenced in any court of competent jurisdiction. In the event that this arbitration provision is for any reason held to be unenforceable, any litigation against Naturally KC (except for small-claims court actions) may be commenced only in the federal or state courts located in Johnson County, Kansas. You hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of those courts for such purposes.
c. These Terms and Conditions, and any dispute between you and Naturally KC, shall be governed by the laws of the state of Kansas without regard to principles of conflicts of law, provided that this arbitration agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.
14. GENERAL PROVISIONS
You acknowledge and agree that the Naturally KC Services are provided to you on an "AS IS" basis without any warranty whatsoever, and your sole and exclusive remedy, and Naturally KC 's sole obligation to you or any third party for any claim arising out of your use of the Naturally KC Services or the Naturally KC or apps, is that you are free to discontinue your use of the Naturally KC Services or the Naturally KC or apps at any time. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN, Naturally KC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND YOU AGREE THAT Naturally KC SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING LOST PROFIT), EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (EVEN IF Naturally KC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY CONSEQUENCES WHICH FLOW FROM IT. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON OR EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. IN SUCH STATES AND PROVINCES, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. The Terms and Conditions will inure to the benefit of Naturally KC 's successors, assigns and licensees. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, for any reason, by any court of competent jurisdiction that provision shall be modified in order to make it enforceable, while maintaining the spirit of the provision. Alternatively, if modification is not possible, such provision shall be stricken and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms. The failure of Naturally KC to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Services or the Terms and Conditions must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the State of Kansas as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely in the State of Kansas and between Kansas residents. You agree to submit to jurisdiction in Kansas and that any claim arising out of or related to these Terms and Conditions will be brought solely in a court in Johnson County, Kansas. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Naturally KC and supersede all oral and written negotiations or representations of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. These Terms and Conditions may not be modified or amended other than by an agreement signed by both parties.