Terms and Conditions

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Published: 23 December 2022

Last updated: 8 April 2023 and 13 May 2023

Knowaco.com, a website operated by Knowaco.com (the “Service Provider”), provides online tools to the client (the “User”) who use the services (“Services”) to conduct public company searches.

Acceptance of the terms

These terms constitute a contract between the Service Provider and the User. The use of Services, whether free or not, constitutes an acceptance by the User of these terms. If a User does not agree with Terms and Conditions, the user must not use the Services. The Service Provider may revise these terms at any time without prior notice. By using the services, the User agrees to be bound by the latest version of Terms and Conditions.

User license

The Service Provider grants a final, exclusive, non-commercial and non-transferable right to use on the information available(“Information“). The Service Provider reserves the right to grant use rights over the information to any third party. The User is strictly prohibited to transfer, assign, lease, sub-license, sell or in any other way, transmit, in whole or in part, this right to use.

The information is made available to the User for internal use and business informational purposes. The User shall not:

  1. Transfer, assign, sublet, sub-license, sell, or make any other disposition of the Information, either for free or for profit, unless expressly authorized in writing by the Service Provider.
  2. Communicate or disclose Information to third parties except to authorized employees only when strictly necessary for the exercise of its duties, or make any other disposition of the Information. The User shall be solely responsible for the consequences that may result from such actions.
  3. Store information in any database.
  4. Massive processing by electronic tools, computer, or mechanical.
  5. Alter, transform or otherwise amend the information.
  6. Copy the information, to extend its ban on the copy of the same once transformed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, it will be lawful reproduction is strictly necessary to use the information for the purposes provided in these terms.
  7. Remove or reuse the Information, partially or fully, subject to the provisions of existing legislation on Intellectual Property.
  8. Use the Information for the benefit of third parties or for the provision of services to third parties.
  9. Request Information knowing that it will be used by third parties.
  10. Request Information knowing that it will be used by third parties.
  11. The use of the Services is exclusively intended for business-related activities and is not available for personal, academic, or other non-business purposes, which includes but not limited to:
    - Academic research or teaching;
    - Personal or hobby projects;
    - Non-profit or charitable activities;
    - Government or public sector work; and
    - Other non-commercial activities.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the use right granted in respect of marketing databases or listings for an initial period of three months from the date on which each specific marketing database or listing is made available to the client unless both parties establish a different term at the time of your order. After this period, the User shall destroy or return any medium which contains the aforementioned marketing database or listing. The Service Provider will not allow the User to download a report copy 90 days later than the report date showing in each Report.

The User agrees to use Information from lists or marketing databases, only to perform business tasks, promotion or marketing of their own business or professional activity. The Service Provider ensures that all data shown in the lists or databases come from publicly available sources, but the use and commercial exploitation and / or professional by the user of such data requires strict compliance with applicable laws on protection of data in all its aspects, and especially in the consent, and rights of correction and cancellation.

The User warrants that complies with current legislation on data protection and ensures full compliance by it, its staff and associates of the obligations specified in these clauses. The assignment, transfer, subletting or use to meet the needs of others is strictly prohibited. The User agrees that the communications sent to individuals associated with companies can only be made insofar as they are of professional interest to the company in which those individuals work or provide services, banning commercial communications of exclusive interest to the individual. The User agrees to destroy data relating to individuals after 90 days from the delivery of the database or lists. This destruction will be permanent and irreversible, and can prevent harm to all parties for outdated information.

The User shall be responsible for the consequences for breach of these clauses, assuming, in the event of default, be responsible for the files and their processing in response to the legal obligations established by the applicable data protection laws and regulations, telecommunications law and other general corporate law affected, as well as damages that may arise against third parties and to the Service Provider for breach of obligations.

Disposals of rights of use under this clause does not involve the transfer of any rights derived from intellectual property.

The information provided refers only to business activities of the people in it included and therefore may only use this information in the business scope.


The Service Provider makes all the possible efforts to ensure the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the information. However, due to the vast amount of records contained in the databases and the origin of such diverse data, including that provided by the subject of the information, the Service Provider cannot guarantee the absolute correctness thereof. The User agrees that, unless otherwise specified, the information is not timely updated at the time it’s provided to the User.

In the case of detection of significant errors and inaccuracies in the Services, the only obligation of the Service Provider, after the necessary checks, will be applying the corrections in the Services.

Translations of texts will be provided. These translations are performed using automatic systems and are provided for informational purposes only. The Service Provider does not guarantee the accuracy of these translations and does not accept liability for any mistakes they may contain.

The Service Provider does not warrant the merchantability or accuracy for the content of the information for a particular purpose. The Information shall not be used as unique source by the User for making decisions. The Information is provided as a guide, as an additional source of information, so that the User may not claim any responsibility for damages resulting from decisions made solely on the basis of the information provided.

The samples of reports shown in the Information may include information not available in the reports requested by the User. The User accepts that every report is generated in real time including all the information available, and in each case the amount of information is variable. The reports requested by the User may include extra information not present in the samples.

The Service Provider is not responsible for the corruption, alteration, or removal of parts or all the information, once sent to the User.

All faults, failures, errors, computer viruses or any other problems in the User systems will be responsibility of the User.


Both sides shall maintain absolute confidentiality regarding the Information of these terms. The User is liable for any misuse or leakage occurring between its staff or third party which it has received the data. The Service Provider would not disclose any information regarding the User requests or purchases to any third party.


The Service Provider reserves the right to amend, extend or cancel any information contained in the Services, adding new information and / or improve or modify the presentation of the service at any time, and introduce the necessary elements for the control of use. The maintenance or repair of computer systems and transmission of data or other similar elements beyond the control of the Service Provider may justify the modification or temporary suspension of service. The Service Provider reserves the right to do at convenience.


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