By opening an account with SmartBizAd, you are entering into a binding and enforceable legal agreement with SmartBizAd as set forth below. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully since, by opening an account with SmartBizAd, you are signifying your assent to this agreement. As used in this agreement, the terms “Advertiser” and “You” mean you, individually, and the company or entity which you represent.
Neither SmartBizAd nor any providers of information make any warranties, express or implied, as to results to be obtained from use of such information, and make no express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use. Neither SmartBizAd nor any of providers of information shall have any liability for the accuracy of the information contained in the service, or the contents of any advertisements, or for assertions or omissions therein. No party shall be liable to any other party or any third-party for third-party claims or losses of any nature, including, but not limited to, lost profits, punitive or consequential damages. SmartBizAd reserves the right to remove any listings or any advertisements for any reason. In no case shall SmartBizAd be liable for any costs or events that occur beyond its control including, but not limited to, network outages, Internet connectivity problems and client side browser issues.
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
2. MODIFICATIONS TO THIS AGREEMENT
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and conditions at any time. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. You must review this agreement on a regular basis to keep yourself apprised of any changes. You can find the most recent version of these Terms at:
You understand that all postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, or other materials (“Content”) posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Service, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. More specifically, you are entirely responsible for all Content that you post, email or otherwise make available via the Service. You understand that SmartBizAd does not control, and is not responsible for Content made available through the Service, and that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. Furthermore, the SmartBizAd site and Content available through the Service may contain links to other websites, which are completely independent of SmartBizAd.
SmartBizAd makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such site. Your linking to any other websites is at your own risk. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, that you may not rely on said Content, and that under no circumstances will SmartBizAd be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Service. You acknowledge that SmartBizAd does not pre-screen or approve Content, but that SmartBizAd shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via the Service, for violating the letter or spirit of the Terms or for any other reason.
4. THIRD PARTY CONTENT, SITES, AND SERVICES
The SmartBizAd site and Content available through the Service may contain features and functionalities that may link you or provide you with access to third party content which is completely independent of SmartBizAd, including web sites, directories, servers, networks, systems, information and databases, applications, software, programs, products or services, and the Internet as a whole. Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such
dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties. You agree that SmartBizAd shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between users and any third party, you understand and agree that SmartBizAd is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you hereby release SmartBizAd, its officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and / or our service.
5. NOTIFICATION OF CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please notify SmartBizAd’s agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement (“Agent”), at [email protected]
Please provide our Agent with the following Notice:
a) Identify the material on the SmartBizAd site that you claim is infringing, with enough detail so that we may locate it on the website;
b) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
c) A statement by you declaring under penalty of perjury that (1) the above information in your Notice is accurate, and (2) that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner;
d) Your address, telephone number, and email address;
e) Your physical or electronic signature.
SmartBizAd will remove the infringing posting(s), subject to the procedures
outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
6. PRIVACY AND INFORMATION DISCLOSURE
You agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available Content:
a) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, or is harmful to minors in any way;
b) that is pornographic or depicts a human being engaged in actual sexual conduct including but not limited to (i) sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex, or (ii) bestiality, or (iii) masturbation, or (iv) sadistic or masochistic abuse, or (v) lascivious exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of any person;
c) that harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
d) that violates the Fair Housing Act by stating, in any notice or ad for the sale or rental of any dwelling, a discriminatory preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap (or violates any state or local law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of these or other characteristics);
e) that impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a SmartBizAd employee, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity (this provision does not apply to messages that are lawful non-deceptive parodies of public figures.);
f) that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person’s explicit consent;
g) that is false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful, misinformation, or constitutes “bait and switch”;
h) that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, or Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
i) that constitutes or contains “affiliate marketing,” “link referral code,” “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or unsolicited commercial advertisement;
j) that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if: posted in areas of the SmartBizAd sites which are not designated for such purposes; or emailed to SmartBizAd users who have not indicated in writing that it is ok to contact them about other services, products or commercial interests.
k) that includes links to commercial services or web sites, except as allowed in “services”;
l) that advertises any illegal service or the sale of any items the sale of which is prohibited or restricted by any applicable law, including without limitation items the sale of which is prohibited or regulated by Ontario law. A partial list of prohibited items for sale and prohibited services offered is provided at the following web address for your convenience:
m) that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
n) that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive number of messages (flooding attack) to the Service, or that otherwise negatively affects other users’ ability to use the Service; or
o) that employs misleading email addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of Content transmitted through the Service.
Additionally, you agree not to:
p) contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted;
q) “stalk” or otherwise harass anyone;
r) collect personal data about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes;
s) use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from the Service – unless expressly permitted by SmartBizAd;
t) post non-local or otherwise irrelevant Content, repeatedly post the same or similar Content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
u) post the same item or service in more than one classified category or forum, or in more than one metropolitan area;
v) attempt to gain unauthorized access to SmartBizAd’s computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the Service or the
SmartBizAd website; or
w) use any form of automated device or computer program that enables the submission of postings on SmartBizAd without each posting being manually entered by the author thereof (an “automated posting device”), including without limitation, the use of any such automated posting device to submit postings in bulk, or for automatic submission of postings at regular intervals.
8. NO SPAM POLICY
You understand and agree that sending unsolicited email advertisements to SmartBizAd email addresses or through SmartBizAd computer systems, which is expressly prohibited by these Terms, will use or cause to be used servers located in Arizona. Any unauthorized use of SmartBizAd computer systems is a violation of these Terms.
9. DEALINS WITH ORGANIZATION AND INDIVIDUALS
Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You agree that SmartBizAd shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between users and any third party, you understand and agree that SmartBizAd is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you hereby release SmartBizAd, its officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and / or our service.
10. LIMITATIONS ON SERVICE
You acknowledge that SmartBizAd may establish limits concerning use of the Service, including the maximum number of days that Content will be retained by the Service, the maximum number and size of postings, email messages, or other Content that may be transmitted or stored by the Service, and the frequency with which you may access the Service. You agree that SmartBizAd has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that SmartBizAd reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice, and that SmartBizAd shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
11. SITE STANDARDS
Sites in SmartBizAd Directory may not promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; promote illegal activities; and violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including intellectual property rights. Accounts with listings linking to such material are subject to termination. SmartBizAd reserves the right to terminate said accounts at any time.
12. YOUR SITE
You hereby acknowledges that SmartBizAd is not responsible for maintenance of your web site(s). You are responsible for updating search listings for changes in links and/or content.
Advertiser agrees to indemnify and hold harmless SmartBizAd, and its affiliates, from and against any losses, costs, damages or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from claims or actions arising out of or in connection with Advertiser’s website content or Advertiser’s breach of any agreement, representation or warranty hereunder, including, without limitation, claims for infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights and violation of rights of privacy and publicity.
14. RIGHT TO REJECT LISTINGS
SmartBizAd reserves the right to reject any and all listings, whether new or submitted by current account holders, that do not meet the standards of SmartBizAd directory, as outlined within this agreement and within the site.
15. CANCELLATIONS OR TERMINATION
If you are not satisfied with services provided by SmartBizAd, or with any of the terms and conditions contained herein, your sole remedy is to terminate your account. To terminate account all you need to do is let the balance run down to zero. Your account if you chose to do so, can be reactivated at anytime by simply making a deposit.
16. ACCESS TO THE SERVICE
SmartBizAd grants you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive license to access the Service for your own personal use. This license does not include any collection, aggregation, copying, duplication, display or derivative use of the Service nor any use of data mining, robots, spiders, or similar data gathering and extraction tools for any purpose unless expressly permitted by SmartBizAd. A limited exception is provided to general purpose internet search engines and non-commercial public archives that use such tools to gather information for the sole purpose of displaying hyperlinks to the Service, provided they each do so from a stable IP address or range of IP addresses using an easily identifiable agent and comply with our robots.txt file. “General purpose internet search engine” does not include a website or search engine or other service that specializes in classified listings or in any subset of classifieds listings such as jobs, housing, for sale, services, or personals, or which is in the business of providing classifiedad listing services.
SmartBizAd permits you to display on your website, or create a hyperlink on your website to, individual postings on the Service so long as such use is for noncommercial and/or news reporting purposes only (e.g., for use in personal web blogs or personal online media). If the total number of such postings displayed or linked to on your website exceeds one hundred (100) postings, your use will be presumed to be in violation of these Terms, absent express permission granted by SmartBizAd to do so. You may also create a hyperlink to the home page of SmartBizAd sites so long as the link does not portray SmartBizAd, its employees, or its affiliates in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter.
SmartBizAd offers various parts of the Service in RSS format so that users can embed individual feeds into a personal website or blog, or view postings through third party software news aggregators. SmartBizAd permits you to display, excerpt from, and link to the RSS feeds on your personal website or personal web blog, provided that (a) your use of the RSS feed is for personal, non-commercial purposes only, (b) each title is correctly linked back to the original post on the Service and redirects the user to the post when the user clicks on it, © you provide, adjacent to the RSS feed, proper attribution to ‘SmartBizAd’ as the source, (d) your use or display does not suggest that SmartBizAd promotes or endorses any third party causes, ideas, web sites, products or services, (e) you do not redistribute the RSS feed, and (f) your use does not overburden SmartBizAd’s systems. SmartBizAd reserves all rights in the content of the RSS feeds and may terminate any RSS feed at any time.
Use of the Service beyond the scope of authorized access granted to you by SmartBizAd immediately terminates said permission or license. In order to collect, aggregate, copy, duplicate, display or make derivative use of the the Service or any Content made available via the Service for other purposes (including commercial purposes) not stated herein, you must first obtain a license from SmartBizAd.
17. TERMINATION OF SERVICE
You agree that SmartBizAd, in its sole discretion, has the right (but not the obligation) to delete or deactivate your account, block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of the Service (or any part thereof), immediately and without notice, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, if SmartBizAd believes that you have acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms. Further, you agree that SmartBizAd shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service. Further, you agree not to attempt to use the Service after said termination. Sections 2, 4, 6 and 10-16 shall survive termination of these Terms.
18. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
The Service is protected to the maximum extent permitted by copyright laws and international treaties. Content displayed on or through the Service is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyrights laws, and international conventions. Any reproduction, modification, creation of derivative works from or redistribution of the site or the collective work, and/or copying or reproducing the sites or any portion thereof to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of SmartBizAd. You further agree not to reproduce, duplicate or copy Content from the Service without the express written consent of SmartBizAd, and agree to abide by any and all copyright notices displayed on the Service. You may not decompile or disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any aspect of the Service. SmartBizAd is a registered mark in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Although SmartBizAd does not claim ownership of content that its users post, by posting Content to any public area of the Service, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to SmartBizAd an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute said Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, said Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses (through multiple tiers) of the foregoing. Furthermore, by posting Content to any public area of the Service, you automatically grant SmartBizAd all rights necessary to prohibit any subsequent aggregation, display, copying, duplication, reproduction, or exploitation of the Content on the Service by any party for any purpose.
19. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE SmartBizAd SITE AND THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SmartBizAd SITE AND THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” OR “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SmartBizAd DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SmartBizAd SITE AND THE SERVICE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SmartBizAd DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE SmartBizAd SITE OR THE SITES OR SERVICE, OR ACCESSED THROUGH ANY LINKS ON
THE SmartBizAd SITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SmartBizAd DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SmartBizAd SITE OR THE SERVICE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to you insofar as they relate to implied warranties.
20. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SmartBizAd BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF SmartBizAd HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM ANY ASPECT OF YOUR USE OF THE SmartBizAd SITE OR THE SERVICE, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF THE SmartBizAd SITE OR THE SERVICE, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE SmartBizAd SITE OR THE SERVICE, OR THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, MODIFICATION, ALTERATION, OR TERMINATION OF THE SmartBizAd SITE OR THE SERVICE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SmartBizAd SITE OR THE SERVICE OR ANY LINKS ON THE SmartBizAd SITE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SmartBizAd SITE OR THE SERVICE OR ANY LINKS ON THE SmartBizAd SITE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.
You agree to indemnify and hold SmartBizAd, its officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, agents, service providers, suppliers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your violation of the Terms, your breach of any of the representations and warranties herein, or your violation of any rights of another.
22. GENERAL INFORMATION
The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and SmartBizAd and govern your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and SmartBizAd. The Terms and the relationship between you and SmartBizAd shall be governed by the laws of the province of Ontario without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and SmartBizAd agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The failure of SmartBizAd to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
23. VIOLATION OF TERMS AND LIQUIDATED DAMAGES
Please report any violations of the Terms, by flagging the posting(s) for
review, or by emailing to:
Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.
You understand and agree that, because damages are often difficult to quantify, if it becomes necessary for SmartBizAd to pursue legal action to enforce these Terms, you will be liable to pay SmartBizAd the following amounts as liquidated damages, which you accept as reasonable estimates of SmartBizAds’ damages for the specified breaches of these Terms:
a. If you post a message that (1) impersonates any person or entity; (2) falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity; or (3) that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person’s explicit consent, you agree to pay SmartBizAd Nine Hundred Ninety Nine dollars ($999) for each such message. This provision does not apply to messages that are lawful non-deceptive parodies of public figures.
b. If SmartBizAd establishes limits on the frequency with which you may access the Service, or terminates your access to or use of the Service, you agree to pay SmartBizAd Ninety Nine dollars ($99) for each message posted in excess of such limits or for each day on which you access SmartBizAd in excess of such limits, whichever is higher.
c. If you send unsolicited email advertisements to SmartBizAd email addresses or through SmartBizAd computer systems, you agree to pay SmartBizAd twenty nine dollars ($29) for each such email.
e. If you aggregate, display, copy, duplicate, reproduce, or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content (except for your own Content) in violation of these Terms without SmartBizAd’s express written permission, you agree to pay SmartBizAd four thousand dollars ($4,000) for each day on which you engage in such conduct.
Otherwise, you agree to pay SmartBizAd’s actual damages, to the extent such actual damages can be reasonably calculated. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms, SmartBizAd retains the right to seek the remedy of specific performance of any term contained in these Terms, or a preliminary or permanent injunction against the breach of any such term or in aid of the exercise of any power granted in these Terms, or any combination thereof.
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