Targeted Connect™ Online Community Terms of Service

Welcome to Kaleidoscope Business Option's Targeted Connect™ Online Community. As part of our service, Targeted Connect™ agrees to provide you with an online directory, bulletin boards, news groups, event calendar, and other community services that Targeted Connect™ may decide to offer, subject to the terms of this Agreement. By using this site, you agree and continue to agree to use the site's services in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the policies and guidelines outlined below. Please note that you will be referred to as 'User' from time to time in this Agreement.


By using the Service, you agree that you will abide by the following terms:

Basic Terms

Forum Terms

Violating any of the Terms below may result in your community account being locked or deleted. In the event that your account is locked, we may, but are not obligated to, remove forum posts you have added to our site.

Blog Comments Terms

Violating any of the Terms below may result in your community account being locked or deleted. In the event that your account is locked, we may, but are not obligated to, remove comments you have added to our Blog.

Photo and Video Gallery Terms

Statements or postings which violate the above terms will be deleted from postings upon discovery. Postings made within discussion forums are for the groups themselves and should not be forwarded or reposted without the explicit permission of the poster. Users who violate the Terms of Service may result in the termination of User's account. Upon review of the violation, Targeted Connect™ and/or Kaleidoscope Business Options at its sole discretion may terminate User's account.


The information contained in any directories that may be provided on the community is provided for member information only and is not to be used for marketing or telemarketing applications. This information may not be copied or redistributed and is provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind. Neither we, nor our suppliers, will be liable in any way with regard to such information.


User accounts may not be shared, transferred, or sold to other parties, nor are they to be commissioned for use or access by any person or party except the User.


Only public domain text, photos, videos or files or such items where the owner has given express permission for online distribution may be posted to the site. The posting of any other type of file and the posting of links to any other type of file is strictly forbidden. The following types of files are examples of strictly forbidden postings and links:
Unauthorized copies of copyrighted photographs, drawings, graphics, text or other writings, computer programs or other software, recordings or designs; files containing advertisements or solicitations aimed at persuading other members to use certain goods or services; material of a sexually explicitly nature, including photographs and text. Copyrighted material, including without limitation text, photographs, sound, video and music, may not be placed on the site without the express permission of the author or owner of the copyright on the material. User acknowledges that only the owner or someone authorized by the owner to post the material may do so. The downloading of copyrighted material is allowed by Users only for Users' own use. Users may not copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any copyrighted material. The burden of determining that any information, software or any other content on the site is not protected by copyright rests with the User. The burden of determining that any information, software or any other content that a User posts on the site is not protected by copyright also rests with the User. User acknowledges that Targeted Connect™ and/or third-party content providers remain the owners of the posted materials, and that User does not acquire any of those ownership rights by downloading copyrighted materials.


Communication services provided through this Online Community, such as the Member Directory, company-specific web pages, bulletin boards, newsgroups, and other services, is a part of the Service designed for private communication between community members and staff users. Targeted Connect™ will not always monitor this communication, but reserves the right to take action against any User who is defaming, harassing or otherwise offending another User through e-mail, if it comes to Targeted Connect™'s attention that this type of abuse is occurring, as is more fully set forth in the Rules for Online Conduct.


If Targeted Connect™ has provided links or pointers to other web sites, no inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be implied that Targeted Connect™ is connected with, operates or controls these web sites.

Targeted Connect™ is not responsible for the content or practices of third party Web sites that may be linked to this community. This community may also be linked to other Web sites operated by companies affiliated or connected with Targeted Connect™. When visiting other web sites, however, you should refer to Web site's individual 'Terms of Use' and not rely on this Agreement.


User agrees that use of this community is entirely at the user's own risk. Targeted Connect™'s services are provided "as is," without warranty of any kind, either express or implied including without limitation any warranty for information, services, uninterrupted access, or products provided through or in connection with this service. Specifically, Targeted Connect™ disclaims any and all warranties, including but not limited to: 1) Any warranties concerning the availability, accuracy, or content of information, products, or services; and 2) any warranties of title or warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action. User specifically acknowledges that Targeted Connect™ is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users or third-parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Neither Targeted Connect™ nor any of its agents, affiliates or content providers shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of the community or service or inability to gain access to or use the service or out of any breach of any warranty. User hereby acknowledges that the provisions of this section shall apply to all content on the service.


Targeted Connect™ may give notice to Users by means of a general notice on the Service, electronic mail to User's e-mail address on record in Targeted Connect™'s account information, or by written communication sent by first class mail to a User's address on record in Targeted Connect™'s account information. You may give notice to Targeted Connect™ (such notice shall be deemed given when received by Targeted Connect™ at any time by any of the following: electronic mail; letter faxed to Targeted Connect™ at the following fax number: (980) 297-7918; or letter delivered by first-class postage, prepaid mail or courier to Targeted Connect™ at the following address:

Attn: Targeted Connect™
The Targeted Group
1900 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203


User agrees to indemnify and hold Targeted Connect™ harmless from any dispute which may arise from a breach of terms of this Agreement. User agrees to hold Targeted Connect™ harmless from any claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees and court costs, related to User's violation of this Agreement, including the Rules of Conduct or any information, software or other content placed on the site by User.


Targeted Connect™ may terminate your account or access rights to this Service at any time, without notice, for conduct that Targeted Connect™ believes violates this Agreement. Targeted Connect™ may terminate your account or access rights to this Service for online conduct that Targeted Connect™ believes is harmful to other Users, to Targeted Connect™'s business, or to other information providers.


This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, written or oral between Targeted Connect™ representatives and User. Targeted Connect™ may amend or modify this Agreement or impose new conditions at any time upon notice from Targeted Connect™ to User as published through the site.


Targeted Connect™ Privacy Policy

This policy explains the types of information we collect about users of the Targeted Connect™ Online Communities and websites. This information is used to improve the content of our online communities, to customize the content and/or layout of our pages for each individual visitor, to notify visitors about updates to our web services and to contact them for marketing purposes. We never sell, rent or share any of the information we collect (except anonymous aggregate information) with any third party.

Information we collect as you browse our online communities

Our web server automatically collects standard information, including your IP address, browser type, operating system and access times. We may use cookies to customize web page content based on your browser type, IP address or other anonymous information.

Use of optional information provided by visitors

You may be asked to provide your name, e-mail address or other personal information on various pages on our community (for example, when signing into the members' area). When you provide this information you are asked to agree to your name, contact details and research interests being held by The Targeted Group for the purposes of Targeted Connect™ membership and may receive occasional notices about Targeted Connect™ activities. Your details will not be released to third parties.

If you choose not to receive further communications we will only use your name and address details to respond to your enquiry. We will not use it for any other purpose; it is never sold, rented or shared with any third party. We will use any demographic information you provide for market research purposes (in aggregate form) only.

Any information you supply for this is used only to deliver a message in real-time to the e-mail address you specify. We do not keep this information, nor do we share it in any way.

If you contact us by e-mail to request information, report a problem or provide feedback on our services we will only use the information you provide (including your e-mail address) to respond to your message. We do not keep this information, nor do we share it in any way.

If you supply us with your telephone number online we will only contact you by telephone with information regarding the inquiry you placed online. We do not keep this information, nor do we share it in any way.

We may use cookies to store your preferences and customize web page content based on information you provide.

Future development

From time to time, we may use your information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes on this page.

If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check this page periodically. We will only use data collected from the time of the policy change onwards for these new purposes.


We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information we have collected from you.

These security measures include the necessary protection to prevent, as far as possible, access to our databases by parties other than Targeted Connect™.

Access to information

Upon request we will provide you with access to all the information we maintain about you. Please request this service by writing to us at the address below. We will always correct any inaccuracies in the information we hold as soon as we are informed of them.


If you feel this site is not following its stated information policy, you may e-mail us at info@targetedgroup.com or write to:

Targeted Connect™ Web Master
The Targeted Group
1900 South Boulevard, Suite 304
Charlotte, NC 28203