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IMPORTANT: READ CAREFULLY REGARDING YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

Kuder, Inc. (“Kuder”) operates this website through which the Kuder Career Planning System (“KCPS”) is accessible (“Website”) to provide online access to information about Kuder and the products and services provided by Kuder. By accessing and using this Website, you agree to each of the terms and conditions set forth in these Website Terms of Usage (sometimes referred to as the “Agreement”).

Kuder reserves the right to modify this Agreement at any time without giving you prior notice. Your use of this Website following any such modification constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Agreement as modified.

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This website and its contents are copyright © 2000-2013 Kuder, Inc.  All rights reserved.

Absent prior written permission from an officer of Kuder, you may not copy, distribute, republish, upload, post, or transmit information including text, logos, graphics, digital images, sounds, icons and buttons, contained in this Website (“Information”) in any manner. The Information is proprietary and protected by US Copyright Laws. You may not change the Information in any manner or delete or change any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notice contained in the Information. Doing so would violate Kuder’s intellectual property rights.

You are provided a restricted use license to use this Website according to the following terms: You may not sell the Information or use the Information for commercial use. You are prohibited from using any type of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods on this Website. This license does not transfer to you any intellectual property rights in the Information under any patent, copyright, or trademark. All such rights remain with Kuder. Modifying, or using the Information for any purpose other than as specifically authorized herein violates Kuder’s intellectual property rights. You may not resell, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, or otherwise modify any software contained within the Information. You may not use framing, metatag, or hidden text techniques in association with any part or portion of Kuder’s Information.

Kuder takes its intellectual property rights seriously and protects them accordingly and to the fullest extent permissible under applicable state, federal and/or international law.

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U.S. Government Use

Use, duplication or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of The Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software-Restricted Rights at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable. The contractor/manufacturer is Kuder, Inc., 302 Visions Parkway, Adel, Iowa, 50003.

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Transmissions and Ownership Thereof

You acknowledge that transmissions by you to, from or through this Website, including any information input into or delivered by you through or from the Website (“Transmissions”), are non-confidential and that others may read and/or intercept such Transmissions. Kuder has the right, but not the obligation, in its sole discretion to review any Transmissions transmitted using this Website or Kuder’s server and to edit or delete any Transmissions which violate any term of this Agreement. You hereby consent to Kuder’s collection and use of such Transmissions in accordance with Kuder’s then current Privacy Policy and acknowledge that submitting Transmissions to this Website, creates no confidential or fiduciary relationship between you and Kuder. By using this Website, you thereby assign all right, title and interest, including the copyright therein, in all Transmissions to Kuder. Accordingly, Kuder shall own all intellectual property rights in the Transmissions, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use of the Transmissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment, compensation or liability to you, subject to any restrictions on use set forth in the Privacy Policy. By submitting such Transmissions to this Website, you irrevocably waive all “moral rights” in such Transmissions.

Kuder may, but is under no obligation to, use blocking and/or filtering software and other monitoring devices to prevent the dissemination of unsolicited electronic communications (spam). Using this Website in association with such spam, any computer viruses or any other potentially damaging computer code is strictly prohibited. Kuder will prosecute violations of this provision to the fullest extent allowed by law and reserves the right to take additional action regarding any such activity or conduct. Such additional action may include recovery of costs and expenses associated with identifying offenders and preventing their access to this Website as well as lost profits, damages, court costs and attorney fees associated with repairing any damaged software or hardware. Notwithstanding any provisions of the Privacy Policy, Kuder reserves the right to report any Transmissions which it believes violate any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties, and to assist such parties in their investigations.

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Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Kuder, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, its suppliers and their respective affiliates and agents, harmless from all claims, liabilities, damages and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising out of or relating to your use or misuse of this Website or the Information, including, but not limited to: (1) your submission to this Website of any Transmission; (2) your breach or alleged breach of this Agreement; or (3) your infringement of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

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Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL KUDER, ITS PARENTS, AFFILIATES, VENDORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, OR FOR THE LOSS OF PROFITS OR DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THEFT, DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO KUDER’S RECORDS, OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS, OR ANY OTHER TRANSACTION CONDUCTED THROUGH OR FACILITATED BY THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, PROFITS, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF KUDER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. IN SUCH CASES, KUDER’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED AND THE ABOVE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BUT IN NO EVENT SHALL KUDER’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION BE GREATER THAN THE TOTALITY OF PAYMENTS MADE BY YOU TO KUDER IN EXCHANGE FOR ALLOWING YOU ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE.

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Disclaimer

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION HEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS” BASIS AND THAT KUDER MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THIS WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION. KUDER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. BY USING OR ATTEMPTING TO USE THIS WEBSITE YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE: (1) THE WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES AND/OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS; (2) KUDER DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THE TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, SECURITY, COMPLETENESS OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR FUNCTIONS PROVIDED BY THE WEBSITE; AND (3) KUDER DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF ERRORS OR VIRUSES OR OTHER POTENTIALLY DAMAGING CONTENT.

Kuder may periodically change the Information. Kuder reserves the right to implement such changes, at any time without notice to you. Unless specifically indicated in writing to the contrary, no reference in this Website to any products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise shall constitute or imply Kuder’s endorsement or sponsorship thereof.

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Links to Third-Party Sites

This Website includes hypertext links to other websites and Kuder has no control over, and makes no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the content on such websites or the content on any website linked to such websites, or any changes or modifications made thereto. You hereby acknowledge that by using any such hypertext links, you thereby irrevocably waive any and all claims against Kuder regarding such websites and acknowledge that you must adhere to and will be subject to the usage and privacy policies governing such sites. Note that this Website’s use of hypertext links to other websites does not imply Kuder’s sponsorship or endorsement of any such websites.

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All copyrightable Information (other than this Website Terms of Usage and the Privacy Policy), including the selection and arrangement thereof are copyright © 2004 Kuder. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This Website Terms of Usage and the Privacy Policy are copyright © 2000 Brett J. Trout, Esq. Except as stated herein, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, download, post or transmit, the Information in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Kuder.

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Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) (“DMCA”), Kuder has designated an agent to the U.S. Copyright Office to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement relating to this Website. You must submit all such notifications relating to this Website in a manner consistent with the DMCA to the following agent:

Website Content Provider: Kuder, Inc.
Designated Agent for Receipt of Infringement Notification: David Rawson
Designated Agent’s Address: 302 Visions Parkway, Adel, Iowa 50003
Designated Agent’s Telephone Number: (515) 993-3005
Designated Agent’s Facsimile Number: (515) 993-5422
Designated Agent’s E-mail Address: websiteadmin@kuder.com

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Trademark

All trademarks used on this Website are the property of their respective owners and may not be used without permission therefrom. Whether or not specifically designated as such, Kuder, the Kuder logo and all other colors, graphics, logos, sounds, images, icons and buttons displayed in this Website (“Marks”) are trademarks of Kuder and/or its affiliates. Absent prior written consent from an officer of Kuder, you may not copy imitate or use any portion of the Marks.

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Impermissible Activity

By using this Website you agree not to use this Website or the Kuder server to transmit any data which: (1) is unlawful, threatening or abusive; (2) encourages criminal or other activity which would reasonably give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, federal or international law; (3) is vulgar, profane, obscene or offensive; (4) is pornographic, sexually explicit or indecent; (5) contains false or misleading information; (6) inhibits another user from use or enjoyment of this Website; (7) is defamatory or libelous; (8) contains a virus or surreptitious code; or (9) contains any type of commercial component or advertising.

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Data Collection and Use

Your Transmissions are subject to Kuder’s Privacy Policy. Kuder’s Privacy Policy sets forth the terms and conditions upon which Kuder collects and uses personal information from users of the Website, including children under the age of 13. By using this Website, you agree to review the Privacy Policy, and be bound by its terms and conditions. From time to time, Kuder may change its Privacy Policy without notice to you, subject to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this Website after the posting of any changes to the Privacy Policy, shall constitute your agreement with and acceptance of such changes.

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Governing Law

This Website Terms of Usage and the Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference, is the entire agreement between you and Kuder relating to your use of this Website (“Agreement”). The laws of the State of Iowa, United States of America shall govern this Agreement and the Privacy Policy, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the Privacy Policy shall be filed only in state or federal court located in Des Moines, Iowa, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such action.

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Termination

Either you or Kuder may terminate this Agreement at any time. You may terminate this Agreement by destroying all materials obtained from this Website and discontinuing your use of the Website. Kuder may terminate this Agreement immediately, without notice, for any reason, or no reason, and reserves the right to block or prevent your future access to this Website.

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Severability

If any portion of this Agreement or the Privacy Policy is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that portion will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions hereof.

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Date last revised: February 11, 2013.