As used in this chapter:
   (a)   "Consumer transaction" means a sale, lease, assignment, award by chance, or other transfer of any services and any property, tangible or intangible, real, personal, or mixed, any franchise and any other article, commodity, or thing of value wherever situated, to an individual for purposes that are primarily personal, family or household, or that relate to any business opportunity that requires both the consumer's expenditure of money or property and the consumer's personal services on a continuing basis and in which the consumer has not been previously engaged, or solicitation to supply any of these things, except those transactions between persons defined in Ohio R. C. 4905.03 and 5725.01, and their customers, or between attorneys or physicians and their clients or patients.
   (b)   "Person" includes an individual, corporation, government, governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association or cooperative, or any other legal entity.
   (c)   "Supplier" means a seller, lessor, assignor, franchiser, or other person who is engaged in the business of effecting or soliciting consumer transactions, whether or not he deals directly with the consumer.
   (d)   "Consumer" means a person who engages in a consumer transaction with a supplier.
   (e)   "Knowledge" means awareness, but such actual awareness may be inferred where objective manifestations indicate that the individual involved acted with such awareness. (Ord. 91280. Passed 3-9-76.)