Terms and Conditions

Last updated: 30th Nov 2018


This terms of use agreement (together with the documents referred to in it) (the “Terms of Use” or the “agreement”) is a legal agreement between you and Kano Computing Limited of 3 Finsbury Ave - Floor 4, London, EC2M 2PA, United Kingdom (“Kano”, “us” or “we”) for use of our website, kano.me (the “Website”).

You agree that any use by you of the Website shall constitute your acceptance of the agreement. We recommend that you store or print-off a copy of the agreement (including all policies) for your records.

If you do not agree to the terms of this agreement, please refrain from using the Website.

If you have any questions, comments, or requests, please contact us at hello@kano.me.

1. Access and use of the website

1.1. In consideration of you agreeing to abide by the terms of this agreement, we hereby grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, licence to use the Website on the terms of this agreement.

1.2 Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the Website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

1.3 From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

1.4 If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

1.5 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

1.6 You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

1.7 If you breach clause 1.6, you will be committing criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, we reserve the right to immediately cease your right to use the Website.

1.8 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

1.9 When you visit this Website and/or submit an order, you are communicating with us electronically and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we send to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

2. Other applicable terms

2.1 These Terms of Use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the Website:

(a) our privacy policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using the Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate; and

(b) our terms and conditions of supply, which sets out the terms and conditions on which we sell products listed on the Website to you.

2.2 If you subscribe for any of our other services you will also have to agree to the terms that govern the service you have subscribed for (as applicable).

3. Your conduct

3.1 In order to use this Website you must be 18 years of age or over, or have the consent of a parent or guardian.

3.2 You must not use the Website in any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the Website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way.

3.3 You agree that when using the Website (including the sending of material via the Website) you will comply with all applicable laws and this agreement. In particular, but without limitation, you agree not to:

(a) use the Website in any unlawful manner, for any fraudulent purposes or in a manner which promotes or encourages illegal activity; or

(b) breach any law, statute, contract, or regulation;

(c) act in a manner that is obscene, defamatory, abusive, indecent, libellous, unlawfully threatening, unlawfully harassing or otherwise objectionable;

(d) provide false, inaccurate or misleading information;

(e) send, use or reuse any material that: (i) is in breach of copyright, design, trade mark, confidence, privacy or any other right; (ii) otherwise injurious to third parties; and/or (iii) contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any “spam”; and

(f) cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or(g) use an anonymising proxy.

3.4 Notwithstanding clause 3.3, you agree to indemnify us in full and on demand from and against any loss, damage, costs or expenses which we suffer or incur directly or indirectly as a result of your use of the Website other than in accordance with this agreement or any applicable laws.

4. Intellectual property, software and content

4.1 All content, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data and software included or used in the Website is the exclusive property of Kano, its affiliates or its suppliers and is protected by national and international laws protecting intellectual property and other rights.

4.2 All intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, all copyrights, database rights, rights in trade marks (except as specifically provided below), rights in designs, rights in know-how, rights in patents and inventions as well as all other intellectual or industrial property rights, relating to any information, content, materials, data or processes contained in the Website belong to Kano, its affiliates and/or its content suppliers. All such intellectual property rights of Kano, its affiliates and/or its content suppliers are hereby reserved.

4.3 You may not extract and/or re-utilise parts of the contents of the Website without Kano’s express written consent. In particular, you may not utilise any data mining tools, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools to extract (whether once or many times) for re-utilisation of any parts of this website, without Kano’s express written consent. You also may not create and/or publish your own database that features substantial (e.g. our prices and product listings) parts of this website without Kano’s express written consent.

4.4 Except where expressly stated to the contrary, all persons (including their names and images), third party trade marks and images of third party products, services and/or locations featured on this Website are in no way associated, linked or affiliated with Kano. Any trade marks/names featured on this Website are owned by the respective trade mark owners. Where a trade mark or brand name is referred to, it is used solely to describe or identify the products and/or services and it is in no way an assertion that such products or services are endorsed by Kano.

5. Limitation of liability

5.1 Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

5.2 To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the Website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

5.3 We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

(a) use of, or inability to use, the Website; or

(b) use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Website.

5.4 If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

(a) loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

(b) business interruption;

(c) loss of anticipated savings;

(d) loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or

(e) any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

5.5 If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide the Website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Website for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

5.6 We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on the Website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

5.7 Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any goods by use to you, which will be set out in our terms and conditions of supply.

6. Linking to this website

6.1 You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but 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.

6.2 You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

6.3 This Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of this Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

7. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Kano, its directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and affiliates, from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, legal fees) arising from your use of this Website or your breach of these Terms of Use.

8. No reliance on information

8.1 The content on our Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the Website.

8.2 Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on the Website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Website is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

9. Changes to these terms

9.1 We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page and, where appropriate, notifying you by email.

9.2 Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

10. Applicable law

10.1 These Terms of Use and any matter arising out of or in connection with it are to be construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Each party irrevocably agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales over any claim or matter arising from or in connection with this Agreement.

11. Promotions

11.1 Terms subject to change and offers available on Kano.me and can be withdrawn at anytime.

11.2 Easter Promo: The promotion on the Computer Kit Touch and Pixel applies to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe until midnight GMT Monday 29th April 2019 while stocks last.  Additional promo codes cannot be used on top of this promotion. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the promotion where it becomes necessary to do so.

11.4 The promoter of our offers is Kano Computing Limited, 4th Floor, 3 Finsbury Avenue, London EC2M 2PA.

12. Easter Egg Competition

12.1 What Is the Easter Egg Competition? The Easter Egg Competition is a free coding challenges on Kano’s website that allows you to create and decorate your own Easter Egg using Kano Code. Simply code and create art to take part in our competition. 

12.2 Who can enter? The competition is open to anybody, anywhere.

12.3 How do I enter? First, submit your email, so that we can contact you in case you are the lucky winner. Then code your Easter Egg starting from the template provided, following the step-by-step instructions. Make it your own masterpiece and make it extra special by tweaking the code (from brush size to colour, have fun and make it stand out!). Press SUBMIT to enter the competition.

12.4 Is it free? Yes! All you need is a desktop computer, laptop or tablet with a screen larger than 9”. Visit https://kano.me/landing/eastereggcompetition to get started. No Kano kit needed! 

12.5 What are the prizes?

  • $300 Amazon voucher
  • $200 Amazon voucher
  • $100 Amazon voucher

12.6 When is the competition running? The competition starts 12th April 2018 and finishes on the 22nd April 2019 at 23.59 GMT. Start coding now to become an Easter Egg master creator!

12.7 How is the winner picked? The winners and runners-up will be picked by the staff at Kano HQ. We want to see the coolest, most unique creations. Any entry will be considered, but you should tweak the code and let your inspiration loose to stand out from the crowd.

12.8 When do you reveal the winner? The winner and runners up will be announced on the 30th of April 2019. They will be notified via the email address used to submit their creation. Parental consent must be given if the entrant is aged under 18. We will reveal the winner’s masterpiece also on our social media.

13. Easter Egg Competition - Terms & Conditions 

The competition is open to contestants of all ages from any location worldwide.

All competition entries must be submitted between Friday 12th April 2019  and on Monday 22nd April 23:59GMT.

To submit an entry, an email address needs to be provided, and code art must be created by the contestant using the Code Your Easter Egg template provided.

No purchase is necessary to enter the competition.

Each contestant can submit 1 creation per each email address provided.

Contestants are required to provide an email address to submit the creation.

The winner will be selected by judges at Kano as part of the winner selection process. The criteria and process for winner selection will be solely at Kano’s discretion. The judge’s decision is final on all matters.

Kano will contact  the winners via email after the competition has closed. If contacted as part of the winner selection process, contestants will be asked to reply by a specific date. Failure to do so will exclude contestants from being sent their prize.

By giving consent to be part of the winner selection process, contestants automatically give consent for Kano to use their creation on the Kano website and any marketing activity.

Contestants contacted during the winner selection process will be asked to give their age. If contestants are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must give consent for the contestant to continue in the winner selection process.

Kano are at liberty to exclude any contestant and entries without giving reason.

The winner and runners-up will be contacted and announced by 30/4/2019.

Prizes cannot be exchanged for monetary amounts, returned or refunded.

Kano reserves the right to change the terms of or any details relating to the competition, or withdraw the competition at any time and without notice.