Terms of Service
Using Zenome implies acceptance of our terms of service.
Zenome promises to perform in good faith.
Our goal is to build a dynamic, digital library. A project like this relies on a community, and we want to
thank and reward our community by sharing net ad revenues with our category editors.
This "Terms of Service" document is required to protect ourselves against potential lawsuits, but it is also
intended to protect members of our community as best we can.
The document begins with a few words in plain English, but is followed by legal language that will help to protect everyone's rights.
A few words in plain English:
The "Zenome" name includes all of the variations included in the 'Trademark Information' section below.
- Zenome is wholly owned by Klovo Inc.
- Zenome, its logo, and its likeness are Trademarks of Zenome.
- Zenome members must be over 18 years old.
Zenome's 'Terms of Service' include but are not limited to the following:
- Zenome is in no way responsible for any content on the web pages it links to.
- Zenome will make all reasonable attempts to pay a specified commission to editors and people who refer editors.
- Category editors receive ongoing commissions based on a percentage of net ad revenues generated by their
category, and a percentage of Zenome's overall ad revenue.
- Referrers receive commission when they refer someone to be a category editor. The referrer receives a commission on the editor's commissions. Referrers do not receive commissions in perpetuity; they receive commissions only for a fixed amount or period of time.
- Page indexers have a chance of receiving bonuses based on the quality and quantity of web pages they index.
- Indexers' bonuses are determined 'randomly' so people indexing in categories with less traffic still have the same chances of qualifying. The bonuses are one-time payments, although any indexer qualifies to receive more than one bonus. These bonuses may be revised, suspended, or terminated at Zenome's discretion.
The Zenome commission will be paid using a third-party, online Payment Provider (for example, PayPal
The commissions will be dispersed on a regular schedule determined by Zenome.
All currency values are in U.S. Dollars (USD).
Zenome reserves the right to select or change the 'Payment Provider'.
It is the members' responsibility to collect their payments from the 'Payment Provider'. Problems retrieving
commissions should be addressed to the Payment Provider (i.e.: PayPal, not Zenome), as they are the only ones
who can address any payment issue.
Recipients of Zenome commissions or bonuses are subject to the payment provider's 'Terms of Service'.
If a Member does not redeem their commission after a reasonable period, Zenome cannot guarantee that the
commission will still be available.
Zenome will trigger a payment only when a Member's account reaches a minimum of $5.00. This minimum amount
may change at Zenome's discretion.
Zenome's fundamental principle is to share ad revenues with Members. However, Zenome may at any time and for
any reason suspend, revise, or halt the payment of any and all commissions.
Commissions will be calculated based on a percentage of the advertising revenue that Zenome actually receives.
The payment formulae may be adjusted at Zenome's discretion.
Anyone who registers as a member of Zenome is herein referred to as a 'Member', the 'Zenome Community', or
An individual who does nothing but 'Index a Page' has no formal standing with Zenome.
“Indexers” are individuals who Advance-Index one or many Pages in the Zenome Directory. Simply Indexing a
Page makes one an Indexer.
“Editors” are individuals who have applied and been accepted to edit specified Zenome Sub-Categories.
(See the 'Editor's Guide' under 'Tools').
A “Referrer” is someone who refers one or many individuals to become category editors for the Zenome
Directory. One becomes a Referrer only when their Referral actually earns commissions as an editor for
the Zenome Directory.
A 'Referral' is an Editor who has been referred by a Zenome Member and edits at least one category in the
A 'User' is any individual who is using the Zenome service.
A Publisher is the legal entity that owns the specific URL at the date of Indexing.
Any Editor or Member's status may be revoked at any time at the sole discretion of Zenome.
Zenome will never sell or share any private information with third parties.
Zenome may share totally anonymous aggregated information.
Zenome may invite Members to share information but this will always be on an opt-in basis, and with Members'
Zenome reserves the right, but is not obliged, to de-Index any Page from its directory. Pages with the
following Items or Services for sale may be prohibited from Zenome: alcohol, animals, credit cards, fireworks,
perishables, pornography, tobacco, and weapons.
If any Zenome user decides to donate their commissions to charity (i.e.: UNICEF) they cannot revoke their
Users who want to buy or sell services or items do so with no formal relationship with Zenome. Zenome only
provides URLs for services or items for sale. Zenome does not in any way act as a broker between the
Zenome cannot and does not verify the veracity of information on any web page.
Zenome provides editors and referrers the opportunity to transfer their commissions (Zenome Points) to a
charity determined by Zenome.
Zenome reserves the right to add or delete recognized charities at our discretion.
Zenome facilitates the donation process. This in no way is meant to be interpreted as support for the recipient
Zenome encourages potential donors to evaluate the recipient organizations.
In a case where Zenome discontinues payments to a recipient organization Zenome reserves the right to transfer
User's commissions to another charity.
A decision to forfeit Points is permanent.
THE FOLLOWING LEGAL LANGUAGE INTENDED TO PROTECT ZENOME AND ITS USERS.
Acceptance Of Terms Of Service
Zenome's goal is to facilitate a community working towards building a dynamic digital library. To do so
requires clearly stated goals and policies meant to protect the entire community and individual members of
Our Terms of Service outlined here are intended for that purpose.
Zenome provides its service to users, subject to the following terms of service, which may be updated from time
to time without notice.
When using particular Zenome owned or operated services, you and Zenome shall be subject to any posted guidelines
or rules applicable to such services that may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby
incorporated by reference into these terms of service.
Other Zenome services may be governed by different terms of service.
Description Of Zenome's Service
Zenome is a search directory that shares ad revenue with some members of its community. For details about Zenome
please see 'About Us'.
Zenome provides users access to a collection of resources, including, various communications tools, forums, directory
and search services, personalized content and branded programming.
You also understand and agree that the service may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary
for Zenome to provide the service, and that these advertisements help provide commissions to our category editors. You
also understand and agree that the service may include certain communications from Zenome, such as service announcements,
administrative messages and the Zenome newsletter, and that these communications are considered part of Zenome membership
and you will not be able to opt out of receiving them. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment
or enhance the current service, including the release of new Zenome properties, shall be subject to the terms of service.
You understand and agree that the service is provided "as-is" and that Zenome assumes no responsibility for the timeliness,
deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings. You are responsible for
obtaining access to the service and that access may involve third party fees (such as internet service provider or airtime
charges). You are responsible for those fees, including those fees associated with the display or delivery of advertisements.
In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the service.
Zenome has built in mechanisms and policies to prevent abusive or offensive material. But, please be aware that Zenome has
created certain areas on the service that contain adult or mature content. You must be at least 18 years of age to access
and view such areas.
Users must be over 18 years old to become a member of Zenome.
Users must show respect towards each other.
In consideration of your use of the service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and
are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of Canada, the United States or other applicable
jurisdictions. You also agree to: (1) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted
by the service's membership form (such information being the "membership information") and (2) maintain and promptly
update the membership information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that
is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Zenome has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information
is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Zenome has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse
any and all current or future use of the service (or any portion thereof).
Member's Account, Security And Password
Zenome provides privileges to its members; these privileges function more efficiently for all, if the privileges are
respected by all.
When you sign up as a Zenome member you will select a password, login name and account designation. You are responsible
for maintaining the confidentiality of the password, login name and account, and are fully responsible for all activities
that occur under your password, login name or account. You agree to (1) immediately notify Zenome of any unauthorized
use of your password, login name or account or any other breach of security, and (2) ensure that you exit from your
account at the end of each session.
Zenome cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this agreement.
Conduct Of Zenome Members
Respect towards community members is expected, and makes the community more beneficial to all.
You understand that all data or "content", whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility
of the person from which such content originated. This means that you, and not Zenome, are entirely responsible for
all content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via Zenome.
Zenome does not control the content posted via the service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or
quality of such content. You understand that by using the service, you may be exposed to content that is offensive,
indecent or objectionable.
Under no circumstances will Zenome be liable in any way for any data or content, including, but not limited to, for any
errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content
posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the service.
You Agree To Not Use The Service To:
- Harm anyone - especially minors - in any way
- Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Zenome official, or forum leader, or falsely state
or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity
- Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through
- Interfere with or disrupt the service or servers or networks connected to the service, or disobey any requirements,
procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the service
- Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, municipal, state, provincial, national or international
law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by any rules of any national or other securities exchange,
- Stalk or otherwise harass anyone; or collect or store personal data about other users.
- Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that:
- You do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as
inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or
under nondisclosure agreements);
- Infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("rights") of any party;
- Makes available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters,
pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation
- Makes available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed
to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment,
- Is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of
another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
You accept that Zenome may or may not pre-screen content, but that Zenome and its designees shall have the right
(but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or move any content that is available via
Zenome. Without limiting the foregoing, Zenome and its designees shall have the right to remove any content that
violates the terms of service or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks
associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of
such content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any content created by Zenome or submitted
to Zenome, including without limitation information in Zenome forums, and in all other parts of the service.
You acknowledge, consent and agree that Zenome may access, preserve, and disclose your account information and content
if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary
- comply with legal process;
- enforce the terms of service;
- respond to claims that any content violates
the rights of third-parties;
- respond to your requests for customer service; or
- protect the rights, property,
or personal safety of Zenome, its users and the public.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the service, including your content, may involve
- transmissions over various networks; and
- changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks
You understand that the service and software embodied within the service may include security components that permit
digital materials to be protected, and use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by Zenome and / or content
providers who provide content to Zenome. You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded
into the service. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution or public exhibition of the materials
provided on the service, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.
Unique Caution For International Use
The web facilitates a global community, and a global community functions best with respect for global issues and
Because the web and the internet exist and function in an international context, you agree to comply with all local
rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws
regarding the transmission of technical data exported from Canada, the United States, or the country in which you
Content On Or Available For Inclusion On Zenome
Building a digital library requires the inclusion of a vast array of data. Zenome tries to facilitate the exchange of a
respectful flow of ideas, content and data.
Zenome does not claim ownership of content you submit or make available for inclusion on the service. However, with
respect to content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the service, you grant
Zenome the following international, royalty free, and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:
- All data and content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of Zenome groups, the
license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such content on the service
solely for the purposes of providing and promoting the specific Zenome group to which such content was submitted or
made available. This license exists only as long as you elect to continue to include such content on the service and
will terminate at the time you remove, or Zenome removes such content from the service.
- All data and content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible area of the service other than
Zenome forums, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such
content on the service solely for the purpose for which such content was submitted or made available. This license exists
only for as long as you elect to continue to include such content on the service and will terminate at the time you remove,
or Zenome removes such content from the service.
- With respect to content other than photos, graphics, audio or video you submit or make available for inclusion on
publicly accessible areas of the service other than Zenome groups, the perpetual, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable
license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such
content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such content into other works in any format or medium now known or
"Publicly accessible" areas of Zenome are those areas of the Zenome network of properties that are intended by Zenome
to be available to the general public. By way of example, publicly accessible areas of the service would include Zenome
forums and portions of Zenome groups, and photos that are open to both members and visitors. However, publicly accessible
areas of the service would not include portions of Zenome groups that are limited to members, Zenome services intended
for private communication such as Zenome mail (when implemented) or areas off of the Zenome network of properties such
as portions of web pages that are accessible via hypertext or other links but are not hosted or served by Zenome.
Indemnity Of Zenome
You hereby agree to indemnify and hold Zenome, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or
other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by
any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the service,
your use of the service, your connection to the service, your violation of the terms of service, or your violation
of any rights of another.
Resale Of Service Forbidden
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion
of the service (including your Zenome login information), use of the service, or access to the service.
General Use And Storage Practices
You acknowledge that Zenome may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the service, including without
limitation the maximum number of days that forum postings or other uploaded content will be retained by the service.
This includes current and future storage features available to Zenome.
You agree that Zenome has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other
communications or other content maintained or transmitted by the service. You acknowledge that Zenome reserves the
right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that Zenome reserves
the right to modify these general practices and limits from time to time.
Modifications To Zenome
Zenome reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the
service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Zenome shall not be liable to you or to any third
party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the service, or the expense that may result from any
discontinuation of the service.
Termination Of Membership
You agree that Zenome may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate all features of
your Zenome account, and access to the service. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to,
- breaches or violations of the terms of service or other incorporated agreements or guidelines,
- requests by law
enforcement or other government agencies,
- a request by you (self-initiated account deletions),
or material modification to the service (or any part thereof),
- unexpected technical or security issues or problems,
- blatant disrespect for members or
- extended periods of inactivity.
Termination of your Zenome account includes
- removal of access to all offerings within the service,
of your password, Login name, and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account
(or any part thereof), and
- barring further use of the service. Further, you agree that all terminations for cause
shall be made at Zenome's sole discretion, and that Zenome shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any
termination of your account, or access to the service.
Sponsors And Advertisers
Zenome cannot be responsible for associations you enter with any third party through our service.
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions, advertisers and sponsors found on or
through the service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions,
warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser or sponsor.
You agree that Zenome shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result
of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or sponsors on Zenome.
Internal And External Links
Zenome has no control over incoming links.
The service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other web pages or resources. Because Zenome has no
control over such web pages and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Zenome is not responsible for the availability
of such external web pages or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising,
sponsors, products, or other materials on or available from such web pages or resources. You further acknowledge and agree
that Zenome shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be
caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any
such web page or resource.
Zenome's Proprietary Rights
Zenome makes the use of it service available for the public good. But, we reserve the right to fully protect our
You acknowledge and agree that the service and any necessary software used in connection with Zenome ("software")
contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws.
You further acknowledge and agree that content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you
through the service, sponsors or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other
proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Zenome or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent,
lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the service or the software, in whole or in part.
Zenome grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its
software on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create
a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell,
assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the software. You agree not to
modify the software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the software, including (without limitation)
for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the service. You agree not to access Zenome by any means other
than through the interface that is provided by Zenome for use in accessing the service.
You expressly understand and agree that:
- Your use of the service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.
Zenome expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to
the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
- Zenome makes no warranty that (a) the service will meet your requirements, (b) the service will be uninterrupted,
timely, secure, or error-free, (c) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or
reliable, (d) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through
the service will meet your expectations, and (e) any errors in the software will be corrected.
- Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is done at your own discretion and risk,
and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the
download of any such material.
- No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Zenome or through or from the service shall
create any warranty not expressly stated in the terms of service.
- A small percentage of users may experience discomfort or health issues when exposed to certain light patterns or
backgrounds on a computer screen or while using the service.
Immediately discontinue use of the service and consult your physician if you experience any of the following symptoms
while using the service: dizziness, altered vision, eye or muscle twitches, loss of awareness, disorientation, any
involuntary movement, or convulsions.
Limitation Of Liability
You expressly understand and agree that Zenome shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special,
consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or
other intangible losses (even if Zenome has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from:
use or the inability to use the service;
- the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from
any goods, data, information, or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into
through or from the service;
- unauthorized access to, or alteration of your transmissions or data;
or conduct of any third party on the service; or
- any other matter relating to the service.
Limitations And Exclusions
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for
incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you.
Services Relating To Financial Matters
Financial decisions are always uncertain and always incorporate risk. If you intend to create or join any service,
receive or request any news, messages, alerts or other information from the service concerning companies you do so
at your own risk.
Zenome is provided for informational purposes only, and no content included in the service is intended for trading
or investing purposes. Zenome and its licensors shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness, or
availability of any information transmitted or made available via the service, and shall not be responsible or liable
for any trading or investment decisions made based on such information.
Third Party Beneficiaries
Zenome exists to provide as much benefit to its members as possible.
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this 'Terms of Service', there shall be no third party
beneficiaries to this agreement.
Zenome will attempt to notify users of changes to any policy, but is not required to do so.
Zenome may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the terms of service, by email, regular
mail, or postings on the service.
Like all other entities Zenome must protect its trademark.
The Zenome name, Zenome logo, My Zenome, Zenome groups, Zenome mail, Z-Mail, Z-Folders, Z-Store, Z-Index,
Z-Refer, Z-Rec, trademarks and service marks and other Zenome logos and product and service names are trademarks
of Klovo Inc. (the "Zenome marks"). Without Zenome's prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner,
the Zenome marks.
The Zenome and Klovo Trademark includes but is not limited to: clovo.net, clovo.org, klovo.com, klovo.net, klovo.org,
z-nome.com, zednome.com, zeenome.com, zenome.biz, zenome.ca, znome.ca, zednome.ca, zenome.com, zenome.info, zenome.tv,
zenome.us,, znome.biz, znome.cc, znome.com, znome.info, znome.org, znome.tv, znome.us
Copyright Or Intellectual Property Infringement Information
In order to provide ongoing service Zenome must protect its copyright and intellectual property.
Zenome's patent pending software and business process covers the U.S.A. and PCT signatories.
Zenome 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 provide Zenome's administrators the following
- A signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property
- A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed
- A description of specifically where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the web page (i.e.: a
- Your mailing address, telephone number, and email address
- A personal statement that you have a good faith reason to believe that the disputed use is not authorized by the
copyright owner, its agent, or the law
- ersonal statement made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that
you are the copyright or intellectual property owner, or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property
Zenome's agent for copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached at: Adminstrator@Zenome.com
The terms of service constitute the entire agreement between you and Zenome and govern your use of the service,
overriding any prior agreements between you and Zenome. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions
that may apply when you use or purchase certain other Zenome services, affiliate services, third-party content or
The relationship between you and Zenome, expressed through these 'Terms of Service', shall be governed by the laws of
Canada without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Zenome are to submit to the personal and exclusive
jurisdiction of the courts located within Canada.
The failure of Zenome to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the terms of service shall not constitute a waiver
of such right or provision. If any provision of the terms of service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be
invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as
reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the terms of service remain in full force and effect.
You agree that your Zenome account is non-transferable and any rights to your Zenome membership or contents within
your account terminate upon your death. Upon receipt of a copy of a death certificate, your account may be
terminated and all contents therein permanently deleted.
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 service or the terms of service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or
cause of action arose or be forever barred.
Relevant Zenome Coordinates:
- For help using any Zenome service please read the 'Help' file at the bottom of every Zenome Page.
- For more details about Zenome please read our 'About Us' file at the bottom of every Zenome Page.
- If you have comments or suggestions we would like to hear from you at:
- If you still have questions, on the lower taskbar please select 'Contact'.