Terms of Use

KLD’s products and services are provided by KLD Limited. These terms and conditions of use (“T&Cs”) govern your use of KLD’s websites, portal, social media platform, blog, vlog, online data/discussion forum, mobile applications, products, and services (collectively, the “Services”), so please read them carefully.

 

By accessing this website or using the Services, you are agreeing to these T&Cs, KLD’s Privacy Policy and KLD’s Community Guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@kaniyalegal.com

 

These T&Cs are a browse-wrap contract between the KLD and yourself; which means that by merely visiting this website you are deemed to have read this contract, that you accept these T&Cs, that you agree to abide by them, and that you agree to be bound by its terms. This agreement together with all revisions and modifications constitute the entire agreement between KLD and yourself. If you are unable or not willing to accept these Terms and Conditions you may immediately exit, terminate, close or log out and not use this website.

 

  1. Using our services

 

Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access. Except in the context of browsing accessing our Services in accordance with these T&Cs, you may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These T&Cs do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. Do not remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.



  1. The KLD Rating

 

A KLD Rating is not an endorsement of any particular lawyer, and is not a guarantee of a lawyer’s quality, competency, or character. Nor is the KLD Rating a predictor of the outcome of any matter in which such lawyer is involved. Rather, the KLD Rating is intended to be a starting point to gather information about lawyers who may be suitable for your legal needs but you should not rely solely on the Rating in deciding whether to contact or hire any given lawyer.

 

  1. Information on the services

 

Our Services display both KLD-created content and content that is not created or developed by KLD (the “Legal Information”). We may review third party-content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies. But we do not routinely screen third-party content that is published via our Services. This includes the Legal Information that lawyers post on KLD, and we can not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or quality of any such Legal Information, or the qualifications of those posting it.

 

  1. No formation of a lawyer-client relationship

 

The Legal Information found on KLD is intended for general informational purposes only and should be used only as a starting point for addressing your legal issues. The Legal Information is not the provision of legal services, and accessing such information, or corresponding with or asking questions to a lawyer via the Services, or otherwise using the Services, does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and KLD, or you and any lawyer. It is not a substitute for in-person or telephonic consultation with a lawyer licensed to practice in Ghana about your specific legal issue, and you should not rely on such Legal Information. You understand that questions and answers or other postings to the Services are not confidential and are not subject to attorney-client privilege.

 

  1. Interactions between lawyers and consumers

 

KLD is a platform where lawyers unaffiliated with KLD can offer information and interact with consumers. Any lawyer-client relationship formed as a result of interactions between a lawyer and consumer on KLD is between the consumer and the lawyer—not between KLD and the consumer. KLD cannot be held responsible for the quality or accuracy of any information or legal services provided by lawyers that consumers found via KLD. 

 

  1. Premium services for lawyers

 

KLD offers optional subscription services for lawyers, including, but not limited to: Advertising, Premium, and Websites (collectively, the “Premium Services”). By selecting a Premium Service you agree to pay KLD the subscription or usage fees (the “Subscription Fees”) indicated for that service. You further agree to provide KLD with a valid payment method, which KLD may store and from which KLD may automatically charge Subscription Fees as they become due. Subscription Fees will be charged on the day your Premium Service goes into effect and will cover the use of that service for the period indicated. Thereafter, you agree that payments will continue to be charged to your payment method on a recurring basis until you cancel your Premium Service. The amount of the recurring charge will be the then-current Subscription Fee applicable to the Premium Service you selected. You acknowledge that the amount of the recurring charge may increase if the applicable Subscription Fee increases. 

 

Premium Services, other than Advertising and Websites, must be cancelled prior to the applicable renewal date in order to avoid billing of the next Subscription Fee. For Advertising or Websites, KLD must receive written notice of your cancellation or reduction in service at least thirty (30) days in advance applicable renewal date on which you wish to make the cancellation or reduction effective. All cancellations or reductions of advertising services must be received in writing by email. Subscription Fees for Premium Services are not prorated or refundable. In no event will a cancellation or reduction in service relieve you of your obligation to pay the Subscription Fees that are due for the period prior to the effective date of cancellation or reduction in service.

 

If your payment method fails or your account is past due, KLD reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your Premium Services. Any such suspension or termination will result in the cancellation of any promotional programs applicable to your Premium Services. You agree to submit any disputes regarding any charges to your account in writing to KLD within sixty (60) days of such charge, otherwise such dispute will be waived and such charge will be final and not subject to challenge.

 

Premium Services may include the publication of advertising or website content you provide to us (the “Premium Services Content”). You retain all rights in, an solely responsible for, the Premium Services Content posted on KLD or websites supported by KLD. You give KLD, our affiliates, providers of third party service and subcontractors a non-exclusive, fully-paid, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable, revocable, worldwide license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display reproduce, and distribute the Premium Services Content (in whole or in part) in providing the Services.

 

  1. Legal advertising and communications

 

It is solely the responsibility of lawyers and law firms to ensure that any information or advertisements they post or place on the KLD website (including without limitation any Legal Information), and any communications they may have with prospective clients through the Services, fully complies with all applicable laws a rules of professional conduct, including those concerning the unauthorized practice of law and those regulating the form, manner or content of communication clients, advertising, or other matters.

 

  1. Copyright

 

The technology and content provided on this website is owned by or licensed to KLD and is protected by Ghanaian and international intellectual property laws. KLD and its licensors retain all proprietary rights to that content and technology. KLD may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please contact KLD at info@kaniyalegal.com.

 

You may view or download any part of this website for private purposes, but you are not permitted, without our permission, to:

  • store this website, or any part of this website, for any other purpose;
  • compile or recompose or recombine contents of this website or any part thereof, for any other purpose;
  • print copies of this website, or any part of this website, for any other purpose;
  • reproduce, copy or transmit this website, or any part of the Site, in any way, for any other purpose or in any other medium.

All other rights which are not specifically granted are reserved.

 

  1. Software

 

Some of our Services allow you to download client software (“Software”) which may update automatically; you agree that these T&C will apply to such upgrade. So long as you comply with these T&Cs, we give you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable license to use the Software, solely to access the Services. To the extent any component of the Software may be offered under an open source license, we will make that license available to you and the provisions of the license may expressly override some of these T&C. Unless the following restrictions are prohibited by law, you agree not to reverse engineer or decompile the Services, attempt to do so, or assist anyone in doing so.

 

  1. Disclaimers and acknowledgements regarding use of legal information

 

While KLD strives to provide—and to allow lawyers to provide—useful information regarding lawyers and legal services, there are some things that we cannot guarantee. You acknowledge that such information consists of third party data and contributions, that there are certain inherent limitations to the accuracy or currency of such information, that legal and other information may be incomplete, may contain inaccuracies, or may be based on opinion. KLD DOES NOT SCREEN SUCH INFORMATION FOR ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, KLD AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AN DISTRIBUTORS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE SERVICES OR SOFTWARE. THE SERVICES AND SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” KLD ALSO DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We make no representation or warrant of any kind that the information retrievable or accessible via this website is accurate, complete, up-to-date or current. Under no circumstances, as fully permitted by law, shall KLD or any of its officers, hires, contractors, agents or employees be liable for any loss, injury, pain, cost or damage howsoever incurred or arising suffered as a result of any use of or interaction with this website or its information, content, products, output, services, references or linkages.

 

We make no guarantees whatsoever that this website is free from bugs, errors, worms, viruses or malware in general. You accept that the protection of your computer systems or means of access to this website from the effects of any malware is your responsibility wholly and solely.

 

  1. Limitation of liability

  

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL KLD OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM THE OUTCOME OF ANY LEGAL MATTER; (B) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES OR SOFTWARE; (C) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY RELATING TO THE SERVICES OR SOFTWARE; OR (D) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF INFORMATION.

 

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF KLD, AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, FOR ANY CLAIM ARISING OU OR RELATING IN ANY MANNER TO THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR SOFTWARE, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE THE SERVICES TO WHICH SUCH CLAIM RELATES IN THE 12 MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE FILING OF SUCH CLAIM. IN THE INTEREST OF CLARITY, THIS LIMITATION ALSO APPLIES TO PREMIUM SERVICES.

 

KLD ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIMS, PENALTIES, LOSS OR EXPENSES ARISING FROM: ANY RELIANCE PLACED ON THE CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE, THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE DOWNLOADING OF ANY INFORMATION FROM THIS WEBSITE – WHETHER PLACED ON THE SITE BY KLD OR ANOTHER USER, OR ANY UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION TO THE SITE.



  1. User posted content & other interactive services or areas

 

KLD includes interactive areas in which you may post content and information, including peer endorsements and user reviews, questions and answers, community photos, and other materials (the “User Content”). You retain all rights in, and are solely responsible for, the User Content you post to KLD. You are also solely responsible for your use of such interactive features, and use them at your own risk. By using any interactive feature, you agree to comply with the KLD Community Guidelines. We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these T&C or our policies.

 

When you post User Content to KLD, you give KLD and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content throughout the world in any media the extent such content is attached to a profile on the KLD platform, the foregoing license includes a right to reproduce your profile, and any name, likeness or photograph contained in such profile. If you submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation you.

 

Other than information that personally identify you and your date of birth, which is covered under our Privacy Policy, any content or material you transmit or post to this website is deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary. We shall have no obligations with respect to your content and materials and shall have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such content or material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to this website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

 

If you wish to publish, promote any material or sell merchandise through this website, please be aware that other terms and conditions in addition to these T&Cs may apply to such publications.

 

  1. Indemnification

 

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless KLD, its corporate affiliates, independent contractors, service providers and consultants, and each of their respective directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to any User Content you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Services or your use of or inability to use the Services, including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim arising out of or relating to the User Content, your conduct, your violation these T&Cs or your violation of the rights of any third party.

 

  1. Modifications

 

KLD may revise these T&Cs from time to time, on a prospective basis, and we will always post the most up-to-date version on our website. If we determine, in sole discretion, that a modification to these T&Cs materially affects your rights, we will notify you. Using or continuing to use or access the Services after any revisions have come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised T&Cs.

 

  1. Applicable law

 

These T&Cs shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of Ghana and any disputes that may arise will be resolved by arbitration pursuant to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Act .

 

  1. Termination

 

Notwithstanding any of these T&Cs, KLD reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Services, and to block or prevent your access to and use of the Services, edit or reject postings or suspend access as we deem appropriate. Posts, content or other material which is deemed inappropriate by KLD may be deleted upon discovery. Users who violate thes T&Cs in any way may lose their accounts permanently. KLD reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. In the event of termination of access to the Services for any reason, you have no right to obtain a copy of any data or communications you stored or effected via the Services, or any other data. Access to this website is at the sole discretion of the KLD. 

 

  1. Miscellaneous

 

We accept information from you to effect online payment for services that you order on our Site. All payment transactions will be encrypted. We deem it your sole responsibility to ensure that it is safe to handover your personal information for online payment, such as your card details, before you proceed to handover such information to our Site. You must always ensure to abide by the security protocols or measures of your bank or online payment service provider before you handover your online payment details to our website.

 

Where you have chosen or where we have given you a password to access certain parts of this website, you are responsible for keeping this password safe and confidential. You must not share a password with anyone. Change your password very often to ensure it continues to remain confidential. Change your password and notify us as soon as you believe your password has been stolen or compromised in any way.



  1. Entire agreement

 

These T&Cs constitute the entire agreement between you and KLD with respect to the subject matter of these T&C,s and supersede and replace any prior version of these T&Cs. These T&Cs create no third party beneficiary rights.

 

  1. Waiver, severability, and assignment

 

KLD’s failure to enforce a provision of these T&Cs is not a waiver of its right to do so later. If any provision of these T&Cs is found unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these T&Cs will remain in full effect and an enforceable Term or T&Cs will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible. You may not assign any of your rights under these T&Cs, and any attempt to do so will be void. KLD may assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor interest of any business associated with the Services.

 

  1. Questions and contact information


If you have any question regarding the use of this website, please refer first to the FAQ. All other questions or comments about this website or its contents, kindly contact us at info@kaniyalegal.com.