Terms and Conditions
License to Use the Site
SmartGroupAmerica.com grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use and display the Site and the materials thereon for your personal use only, provided that you comply fully with these terms and conditions of use. You shall not interfere or attempt to interfere with the operation of the Site in any way through any means or device including, but not limited to, spamming, hacking, uploading computer viruses or time bombs, or other means expressly prohibited by any provision of these terms and conditions of use.
Changes to Terms and Conditions
SmartGroupAmerica.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of these terms and conditions of use, in whole or in part, at any time. Changes in these terms and conditions of use will be effective when posted. You agree to review these terms and conditions of use periodically to be aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Site after any changes to these terms and conditions of use are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes.
SmartGroupAmerica.com owns, controls, licenses or has the right to use and provide the Site and all material on the Site, including without limitation text, images, articles, photographs, illustrations, audio and video clips, (collectively the “Content”). The Site is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. SmartGroupAmerica.com is the owner of the copyright in the entire Site. SmartGroupAmerica.com owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of the Site. You agree to abide by any and all copyright notices, information or restrictions displayed on the Site.
You may not modify, create derivative works from, participate in the transfer or sale of, post on the World Wide Web, or in any way exploit the Site or any portion thereof for any public or commercial use without the express written permission of SmartGroupAmerica.com. You may download one (1) copy of Content from the Site for your personal use, provided that you maintain all copyright, attribution and other notices contained in such Content, including without limitation trademarks and service marks of SmartGroupAmerica.com and its affiliates or the copyright holder identified in the individual Content’s copyright notice. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material. You are responsible for complying with all applicable laws, rules and regulations regarding your use of any such downloaded Content. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of material from the Site, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice shall be made. You may obtain more information on the copyrights, trademarks, and servicemarks of SmartGroupAmerica.com and its affiliates and Content owners by viewing the Copyright and Trademark Notice.
Changes to Site or Content
SmartGroupAmerica.com shall have the right for any reason, in its sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, including but not limited to Content, features, or hours of availability. SmartGroupAmerica.com may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Site without notice or liability.
Acceptable Use Policy
As a condition of your use of this Site, you warrant to SmartGroupAmerica.com that you:
Links to Other websites
The Site may contain links and pointers to the other related World Wide Web Internet sites, resources, and sponsors of the Site. Links to and from the Site to other third party sites, maintained by third parties, does not constitute an endorsement by SmartGroupAmerica.com or any of its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates of any third party resources or their contents. Links do not imply that SmartGroupAmerica.com or the Site sponsors are affiliated or associated with or are legally authorized to use any trademark, tradename, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked sites are authorized to use any trademark, tradename, logo or copyright symbol of SmartGroupAmerica.com or any of its affiliates. You should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster. SmartGroupAmerica.com does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or distributed through the Site. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. SmartGroupAmerica.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Site.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Damages; Limitation of Liability THE SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER SmartGroupAmerica.com NOR ITS CONTENT PROVIDERS WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS, FEATURES OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY OTHER SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF THE SITE, THE CONTENT THEREOF, THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND FUNCTIONS MADE ACCESSIBLE BY THE SOFTWARE USED ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR HYPERTEXT LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES OR FOR ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE. SmartGroupAmerica.com AND ITS PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT AND ANY ERRORS CONTAINED THEREIN UNDER ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SmartGroupAmerica.com NEGLIGENCE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE OR ANY MATERIALS ON THE SITE, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SmartGroupAmerica.com, ITS PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES OR CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS IN THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS, EVEN IF SUCH ENTITIES OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE THEREOF HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF SmartGroupAmerica.com, ITS PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, $100.
SmartGroupAmerica.com Rights to Materials Provided by Users
SmartGroupAmerica.com welcomes your comments regarding our merchandise and services, including the Site. However, any or all material and information provided by you to the Site may be included in a database owned by SmartGroupAmerica.com and its subsidiaries and affiliates in which we have rights and interest, including but not limited to, the compilation copyright. We reserve the right to use any information or materials you provide to us or that we obtain through your use of the Site to the fullest extent permitted by law.
By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data or engaging in any other form of communication (individually or collectively “Communications”) to or within the Site, you grant to SmartGroupAmerica.com a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use (including use for promotional and advertising purposes), copy, license, sublicense, adapt, distribute, display, publicly perform, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit and otherwise exploit such Communications and any ideas or original materials contained in such Communications, in all media now known or hereafter developed. This grant shall include the right to exploit any and all proprietary rights in such Communications including, without limitation, any and all rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. You waive all rights you may have to inspect and/or approve of any use by SmartGroupAmerica.com of any material or idea submitted by you in any Communications or receive any compensation for such use. You waive all rights to any claim against SmartGroupAmerica.com for any alleged or actual infringements of any proprietary rights, rights of privacy and publicity, moral rights, and rights of attribution in connection with such Communications. You agree and understand that SmartGroupAmerica.com is under no obligation to use any material or ideas submitted by you in any Communications in any way whatsoever.
No Responsibility for Transmitted Material
You acknowledge that transmissions to and from this Site are not confidential and your Communications may be read or intercepted by others. You acknowledge that by submitting Communications to SmartGroupAmerica.com or the Site, no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied or other relationship is created between you and SmartGroupAmerica.com or any SmartGroupAmerica.com affiliate, parent company or subsidiary other than pursuant to these terms and conditions of use. SmartGroupAmerica.com shall not be responsible for the payment of any monies to any party in connection with SmartGroupAmerica.com use of Communications submitted by you to the Site.
All prices displayed on this Site (excluding catalogs) are quoted in U.S. Dollars and are valid and effective only in the United States.
Non-United States Residents
SmartGroupAmerica.com makes no representation that materials in the Site, including merchandise offered for sale on the Site and their copyrights, trademarks, patents, and licensing arrangements, are appropriate or available for use in locations other than the United States. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations outside of the U.S. do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
These terms and conditions of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. The sole and exclusive jurisdiction for any action or proceeding arising out of or related to these terms and conditions of use shall be an appropriate State or Federal court located in Harmans in the State of Maryland and you hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these terms and conditions of use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of these terms and conditions of use, and the remainder of these terms and conditions of use shall continue in full force and effect. These terms and conditions of use constitute the entire agreement between you and SmartGroupAmerica.com with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. No waiver by either you or SmartGroupAmerica.com of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import. “SmartGroupAmerica.com” as used herein shall mean SmartGroup America, Inc.