Terms and Conditions of Use
Last Updated: February 2023
Welcome to the Site (https://www.akhia.com/) which is owned and operated by Akhia Communications, Inc., and/or its affiliates.
Akhia is devoted to creating communication opportunities for every business challenge by breaking down walls between departments to find the simplest, most efficient, and most effective communication strategies. Akhia thrives on bringing entire organizations together to do better, be better, and achieve more through strategic communications. Akhia’s clients, values, people and passion are what makes the difference.
Use of this Site is limited to persons eighteen (“18”) years of age and over. The policy of Akhia, as the operator of this Site, is to NOT knowingly collect any personal information from persons under the age of thirteen (“13”), including “individually identifiable information,” as defined by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). If you are under the age of 13, you should leave the Site without providing any information about yourself. Any access to or use of this Site by anyone under the age of majority requires consent to this Agreement by a parent or legal guardian. By accessing or using the Site, you represent and warrant to us that you are either a legal adult or, if under the age of majority, have obtained proper consent from a parent or legal guardian to your use of the Site and to be subject to the terms of this Agreement. By using the Site, and any services connected therewith, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Akhia may collect certain User information that is voluntarily provided by you or with your permission. For example, we may ask you for information, such as your name, phone number, address and e-mail address, when you submit a comment on the Site’s “contact” webpage, when you provide us with feedback, or when you subscribe to our newsletter. When you provide information to Akhia in connection with your access to or use of the Site, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.
Akhia Communications, Inc.
85 Executive Parkway, Suite 400
Hudson, OH 44236
Attention: Data Privacy
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. copyright, trademark, and site mark information
The Site, and all digital content in any form on the Site, including all designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, audio, information, applications, and other files, and their selection and arrangement (each, “Digital Content”) are the exclusive property of Akhia, its licensors or other third parties and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Users may not modify, transmit, publish, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display or in any way exploit any of the Digital Content, in whole or in part.
The Akhia logos are proprietary trademarks and may not be used in connection with any product or material that is not provided by Akhia, or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among Users, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Akhia.
All other trademarks displayed on the Site are the trademarks of their respective owners and may only be used with the permission of the owner. The display of the trademarks of third parties constitutes neither: (i) an endorsement or recommendation of those third parties; nor (ii) an endorsement of Akhia by those third parties.
5. notification of claimed copyright infringement
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on our Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent the following information:
a) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
b) Identification of the URL or other specific location on the Site where the
material you claim is infringing is located;
c) Your name, address, telephone number, email address, and statement
that you are an authorized person to act on behalf of the owner of the
d) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed
use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
e) An affidavit submitted by you, sworn to, and made under the penalty of
perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that
you are the copyright owner or are an authorized agent to act on behalf
of the copyright owner.
Pursuant to Section 512 of the Copyright Revision Act, as amended by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Akhia designates the following individual as its agent for receipt of notifications of claimed copyright infringement:
Akhia Communications, Inc.
85 Executive Parkway, Suite 400
Hudson, OH 44236
Attention: Copyright Notice
By Email: email@example.com
6. voluntary submission
Akhia may collect User information that is voluntarily provided by you or with your permission. For example, we may ask you for information, such as your e-mail address, when you subscribe to our e-newsletters and other marketing materials. When you provide information to Akhia in connection with your access to or use of the Site, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current, and complete information. You hereby grant Akhia a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and license to use, modify, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, delete and distribute any information (except order information sent via email or phone) or materials you share with us throughout the world in any media, including any text, images and videos shared by you with us on social media (e.g., FacebookTM, TwitterTM, InstagramTM, LinkedInTM, etc.) or submitted through reviews and ratings. You also grant us the right to use the name and social media handle that you use when you share content with us in connection with that content. When you share content to us, you will disclose any affiliation you have and you will not share anything that contains harmful computer code, references other websites, or is false, misleading, illegal, defamatory, libelous, hateful, racist, biased, threatening or harassing.
7. accessing the site and account security
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend our Site, and any service or material we provide on our Site, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Site, or the entirety of our Site, to Users.
You may not violate or attempt to violate the security of our Site, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging on to a server or an account which you are not authorized to access; (b) using any portion of our Site for unintended purposes or trying to change the behavior of our Site; (c) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (d) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including without limitation via means of submitting a virus to our Site, overloading, flooding, spamming, mailbombing or crashing; (e) forging any Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) packet header or any part of the header information in any email or blog posting; or (f) forging communications on behalf of Akhia (impersonating Akhia) or to our Site (impersonating as a legitimate User).
We may prosecute you to the full extent of the law for any violation of these Terms.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER AKHIA, ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO WE OR THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SITE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE.
THE SITE, SERVICES AND INFORMATION CONNECTED THEREWITH ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SITE AND WE ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (1) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT AND MATERIALS, (2) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, (3) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (4) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE, (5) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (6) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT AND MATERIALS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE.
ALL INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. BEFORE YOU ACT ON ANY INFORMATION YOU HAVE FOUND ON THE SITE, YOU SHOULD INDEPENDENTLY CONFIRM ANY FACTS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOUR DECISION. IF YOU RELY ON ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
9. limitation of liability
IN NO EVENT WILL AKHIA, OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DISTRIBUTING THE SITE, OR THE CONTENT INCLUDED THEREIN, BE LIABLE IN CONTRACT, IN TORT (INCLUDING FOR ITS OWN NEGLIGENCE) OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING STRICT LIABILITY) FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, LOSS OF USE OR SIMILAR ECONOMIC LOSS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, AKHIA, ANY THIRD PARTY SUBLICENSEE OF AKHIA, AND ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS, ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR SIMILAR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM ANY USER GENERATED CONTENT PROVISIONS CONTAINED HEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR HARM TO BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, OR LOST REVENUES, HOWEVER SUCH DAMAGES ARE CAUSED AND WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INLUCIDNG NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH INJURY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES.
APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Akhia and its affiliates and their respective directors, members, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, damages, costs, liabilities, losses and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of your use of the Site, including but not limited to, the violation of this Agreement, or infringement of any intellectual property rights.
Further, you agree to indemnify, and hold harmless the Indemnified Parties from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, damages, costs, liabilities, losses and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of any breach by you of any User Generated Content provisions contained herein.
Without limiting anything set out above, you hereby release each of the Indemnified Parties from all damages, liability claims, actions, demands and costs of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected to the use of these Sites and the provisions contained herein, including any provisions relating to the Uniform Commercial Code.
If you are a California resident, you expressly waive California Civil Code §1542, which provides: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
11. technology export control
Through the Bureau of Industry and Security and its use of the Export Administration Regulations, the United States government has implemented export control laws that regulate the export and re-export of technology originating from within the United States. This technology includes the electronic transmission of information or software. The export control laws regulate the exporting or re-exporting of this technology to foreign countries and to certain foreign nationals. As a User you agree to abide by these laws and regulations, including but not limited to, the Export Administration Act, U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Arms Export Control Act and not to transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any Digital Content from the Sites to either a foreign national or foreign destination in violation of such laws.
12. term and termination
13. third-party content
The Site may include links to sites owned and maintained by third parties not related to Akhia (collectively referred to as “Third-Party Sites”). Any such links to the websites or other properties of third parties are provided for your convenience only, and such links do not imply endorsement by Akhia or affiliation of such Third-Party Sites or the content contained therein. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the availability of, or the content, or products located through any Third-Party Sites. You should contact those Third-Party Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links. Your use of any Third-Party Sites is subject to the terms & conditions of use and privacy policies of those sites. We encourage you to review all of the Third-Party Sites’ policies.
Akhia disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, legality, reliability, or validity concerning any Third-Party Sites and their product or content offerings, and you agree that any recourse for dissatisfaction or problems with any Third-Party Sites must be directed to the third party and not Akhia.
Any opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, are those of the third party and not of Akhia.
14. prohibited activities
The following actions are not allowed on the Site:
a) You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans,
worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically
b) You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to our Site, the server
on which our Site is stored, or any server, computer or database
connected to our Site;
c) You must not attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a
distributed denial-of-service attack;
d) You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of
association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists;
e) You must not establish a link to our Site from any website that is not
owned by you; and
f) Our Site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link
to any part of our Site other than the homepage.
By breaching any of the provisions above, you would commit a criminal offense. We will report any such behavior to the relevant law enforcement authorities, and we will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.
15. governing jurisdiction
16. compliance with laws and international use
You assume all knowledge of applicable laws and are responsible for compliance with any such laws. You may not use the Site in any way that violates applicable state, federal, or international laws, regulations, or other government requirements.
Furthermore, we make no representation that Digital Content on the Site is appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States and accessing the Digital Content from territories where such Digital Content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations outside of the United States do so on their own initiative and at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with those local laws and regulations.
The information provided on the Site is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject us to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. Accordingly, those persons who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
17. miscellaneous terms
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by and for us.
YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED ABOVE.
Akhia will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond and resolve any problem or question.