1. Terms of Sale
  2. Terms of Use and Service


About Candidates Inc.

Incorporated in Ontario, Canada originally under a numbered company in 2005, became Melojak Research Inc. in 2007; became About Candidates Inc. in 2011

  1. Terms of Sale

About Candidates Inc. provides various virtual headhunting services. The Services include Guaranteed Hires.

In advance of the commencement ofany positions to be filled, position descriptions will be provided to us. In the case that you do not have exiting position descriptions, we can assist with this process. This document describes your organization, the role itself and the required position qualifications. In addition, it is a key communication tool which summarizes our understanding of your requirements. It is also the information we use to design our Marketing Page which showcases your firm and  the position.

Our research phase includes conducting original research to identify potential candidates.

During the next phase, we conduct in-depth interviews with each of the most promising candidates. This phase focuses on generating a short list of qualified and interested candidates for your review and hire.

The fixed, flat rate fees do not include a guarantee policy that the hired associate will not voluntarily leave or be discharged.

However, if the candidate About Candidates Inc. placed is terminated for cause or if the person voluntarily quits (organizational realignment, restructuring, event of death or long term illness not applicable) and ceases to be employed by you in any capacity within 90 days of his/her commencement of employment, we will search for a replacement to fill the original position for no additional cost, provided there is no material change to the original position description.


(a) In consideration for the services of AC, AC shall be paid a “fee for services”(“FFS”).

(b) The fixed, flat rate fees are based on CLIENT sign off on all documents that will be prepared at the beginning of every new service to clearly outline the parameters of the service.

Our fees are payable in two stages during the recruiting process:

  • One-half payable at the beginning of the process.
  • The final half per position payable upon conclusion of each assignment

An assignment may be cancelled at any time.  However, our minimum fee will be the first instalment billing, plus the accrued billing to the day of the assignment’s cancellation, based on a 90-day term.  If the assignment is cancelled after 90 days from the commencement of the search, the final portion is payable in full.

Guarantee: If you are not happy with our service, please contact your representative to discuss. We are so sure you will be satisfied that we guarantee our results, otherwise, contact us for a full refund. You can also email us refund@aboutcandidates.com

  1. Terms of Use and Service

By accessing this website [and using our services/buying our products] you consent to these terms and conditions, policies and guidelines incorporated by reference in these Terms. If you do not agree with these Terms in their entirety, you may not use the Site.

In using this website you are deemed to have read and agreed to the following terms and conditions:

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

Privacy Statement

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We take the security of your information seriously. Authorized employees within the company on a need to know basis only use any information collected from individual customers and users. We constantly review our systems and data to ensure the best possible service to our customers and users. The information we collect is used in support of our Services and products.


Any information concerning the Client and their respective Client Records may be passed to third parties. However, Client records are regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, other than [our manufacturer/supplier(s) and] if legally required to do so to the appropriate authorities. Clients have the right to request sight of, and copies of any and all Client Records we keep, on the proviso that we are given reasonable notice of such a request. Clients are requested to retain copies of any literature issued in relation to the provision of our services. Where appropriate, we shall issue Client’s with appropriate written information, handouts or copies of records as part of an agreed contract, for the benefit of both parties.

Your information is used in support of the Services and products offered. Your personal information and e-mail address is never used for unsolicited mail or purpose.

Disclaimer; Exclusions and Limitations

The information on this web site is provided on an “as is” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, this Company:

excludes all representations and warranties relating to this website and its contents or which is or may be provided by any affiliates or any other third party, including in relation to any inaccuracies or omissions in this website and/or the Company’s literature; and excludes all liability for damages arising out of or in connection with your use of this website. This includes, without limitation, direct loss, loss of business or profits (whether or not the loss of such profits was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you have advised this Company of the possibility of such potential loss), damage caused to your computer, computer software, systems and programs and the data thereon or any other direct or indirect, consequential and incidental damages.


About Candidates Inc. reserves the right to make changes to the any feature or service of the Site, without exclusion.  About Candidates Inc. does not provide any assurance regarding the availability of the Site, any reliance on such availability (or continued availability) is at your risk.

You are solely responsible for evaluating the fitness for a particular purpose of any downloads, programs and text available through this site. Redistribution or republication of any part of this site or its content is prohibited, including such by framing or other similar or any other means, without the express written consent of the Company. The Company does not warrant that the service from this site will be uninterrupted, timely or error free, although it is provided to the best ability. By using this service you thereby indemnify this Company, its employees, agents and affiliates against any loss or damage, in whatever manner, howsoever caused.


Like most interactive web sites this Company’s website [or ISP] uses cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate partners may also use cookies.

Links to this website

You may not create a link to any page of this website without our prior written consent. If you do create a link to a page of this website you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above will apply to your use of this website by linking to it.

Links from this website

We do not monitor or review the content of other party’s websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or materials appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site & to read the privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. This Company will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

Intellectual Property, Copyright and Trademarks 

The collective “Site Content”, without exception is the exclusive property of About Candidates Inc. All rights, intellectual property rights, logos and all other product or service names or slogans displayed on the Site are the exclusive property of About Candidates Inc. or its vendors, its business partners and/or its suppliers. No copying, distributing, transmitting or otherwise modifying this site without the written permission of About Candidates Inc.

Applicable Law and Venue 

You and About Candidates Inc. explicitly agree that all disputes, claims or other matters arising from or relating to your use of the Site will be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein.

Except where prohibited by applicable law, any claim, dispute or controversy (whether in contract or tort, pursuant to statute or regulation, or otherwise, and whether preexisting, present or future) will be referred to and determined by a sole arbitrator (to the exclusion of the courts).  Except where prohibited by applicable law, you waive any right you may have to commence or participate in any class action against About Candidates Inc. related to any Claim and, where applicable, you also agree to opt out of any class proceedings against About Candidates Inc. If you have a Claim, you should give written notice to arbitrate at the address specified below.  If we have a Claim, we will give you notice to arbitrate at your address provided in your Registration Data.  Arbitration will be conducted by one arbitrator pursuant to the commercial arbitration laws and rules in effect on the date of the notice in the Province of Ontario.

To the extent arbitration as described in the immediately preceding paragraph is prohibited by applicable law, you agree that all Claims will be heard and resolved in a court of competent subject matter jurisdiction located in Toronto, Ontario. You consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts over you, stipulate to the fairness and convenience of proceeding in such courts, and covenant not to assert any objection to proceeding in such courts.

Do not access or use our Site where the foregoing is prohibited by applicable laws in the jurisdiction where you reside or from where you are accessing the Site. If you choose to access the Site from locations other than Ontario, you will be responsible for compliance with all local laws of such other jurisdiction and you agree to indemnify About Candidates Inc. for your failure to comply with any such laws.


We have several different e-mail addresses for different queries. These, & other contact information, can be found on our Contact Us link on our website or via Company literature or via the Company’s stated telephone, facsimile or mobile telephone numbers.

Questions and Comments

If you have any questions regarding these Terms or your use of the Site, please contact us here:

About Candidates Inc.

Markdale, Ontario
N0C 1H0


Dated: September 17, 2013


Force Majeure

Neither party shall be liable to the other for any failure to perform any obligation under any Agreement which is due to an event beyond the control of such party including but not limited to any Act of God, terrorism, war, Political insurgence, insurrection, riot, civil unrest, act of civil or military authority, uprising, earthquake, flood or any other natural or man made eventuality outside of our control, which causes the termination of an agreement or contract entered into, nor which could have been reasonably foreseen. Any Party affected by such event shall forthwith inform the other Party of the same and shall use all reasonable endeavours to comply with the terms and conditions of any Agreement contained herein.


Failure of either Party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this or any Agreement or the failure of either Party to exercise any right or remedy to which it, he or they are entitled hereunder shall not constitute a waiver thereof and shall not cause a diminution of the obligations under this or any Agreement. No waiver of any of the provisions of this or any Agreement shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be such and signed by both Parties.


If any of these terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from these terms and the remaining terms will continue to apply.

About Candidates Inc. may assign any or all of its rights hereunder to any party without your consent.  You are not permitted to assign any of your rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of About Candidates Inc., and any such attempted assignment will be void and unenforceable. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and About Candidates Inc. regarding your use of the Site, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications whether electronic, oral or written between you and About Candidates Inc. regarding your use of the Site. The parties confirm that it is their wish that these Terms, as well as any other documents relating to this Terms, including notices, have been and shall be drawn up in the English language only. Les parties reconnaissent avoir convenue que la présente convention ainsi que tous documents, avis et procédures judiciaires qui pourront être exécutés, donnés ou intentées à  la suite des présentes ou ayant un rapport, direct ou indirect, avec la présente convention soient rédigée en anglais.

Notification of Changes 

The Company reserves the right to change these conditions from time to time as it sees fit and your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. If there are any changes to our privacy policy, we will announce that these changes have been made on our home page and on other key pages on our site. If there are any changes in how we use our site customers’ Personally Identifiable Information, notification by e-mail or postal mail will be made to those affected by this change. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our web site 30 days prior to these changes taking place. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis.

These terms and conditions form part of the Agreement between the Client and ourselves. Your accessing of this website and/or undertaking of a booking or Agreement indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance, of the Disclaimer Notice and the full Terms and Conditions contained herein.