TERMS OF SERVICE
This is www.smartpeoplenetworking.com, a free business networking platform designed for social events, business meetings and speed networking events. By using our website and its services in any way, you agree to be lawfully bound by these terms of service hereafter detailed.
You must read these terms of service carefully and in their entirety before using the website, contents, services, and any other information related to this website, and must stop using the service immediately if you do not agree with any or all of our terms.
We may change, adjust, completely or partially delete and/or add to these terms as per our discretion at any time without giving you or any other user prior notice, and you accept that the revised/modified terms of service will come into effect and become legally binding upon you immediately upon our posting of it.
Any use of the website and services after a reviewed/modified agreement is uploaded will be considered as your consent to continue to be legally bound by the terms.
WHAT SMART PEOPLE NETWORKING DOES
Smart People Networking is a free business networking platform designed for social events, business meetings and speed networking events that allows businesses, entrepreneurs, service providers and innovators connect with each other in relation to events, and business networking and affiliations. You agree that while www.smartpeoplenetworking.com provides the function of business networking, it does not by itself and does not purport to offer or provide business activities.
USING THE WEBSITE
This website and its services are made available for the use of individuals who are at least 18 years old, or the age of consent in their jurisdictions. The service is available for both personal and business use, and we grant eligible users a limited, rescindable, non-exclusive, non-assignable, and non-sublicensable license to use the website and its services, as long as such individuals/businesses fully comply with all the provisions of these terms of service.
While we operate out of the United States, our services are targeted at a global audience that is accessible from all parts of the world. We, however, do not guarantee or warrant that any service which we provide is suitable or otherwise available for use outside of the United States. International users understand and accept that they connect to and use our website and services at their own expense and risk and are fully accountable for compliance with all relevant local laws.
COPYRIGHT, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
All materials, which without limitation include written materials, graphics, pictures, designs, icons, and video clips made available on and found on this website are copyrighted or trademarked or controlled or licensed by Smart People Networking, our affiliates or by their respective creators, except otherwise stated. All such materials are fully protected by United States laws as well as international copyright laws.
The Smart People Networking name, this website, our logos, page headers, scripts, button icons, and service names that are included in or provided through www.smartpeoplenetworking.com are trademarks or trade dress of Smart People Networking in the United States and other countries.
While casual visitors may log on to and access our website, you will have to register as a user to be able to access and use most portions of our website, especially to make or accept a business meeting/social event. To register, we will ask you to provide your email address and choose a password, and we will use these to create an individual user account for you.
All information that you provide to Smart People Networking must at all times be truthful, complete and not intentionally vague. You also accept that you will regularly update your account information as it changes, and that you are fully and solely responsible for all activities that transpire under your account, and you must protect your password at all times.
You are to immediately bring it to our notice should you suspect that a breach of your account by a third party has occurred.
FEES AND SERVICES
Smart People Networking provides its services free of charge.
As an officially registered user of the Smart People Networking website, you may upload your comments and other materials to the website, with the proviso that you are the only and sole proprietor of all such user comments and content that you upload and/or that you have all necessary rights and licenses required to grant us the license to use your user content. You warrant that such user comments and content does not infringe, misappropriate or disregard a third party’s rights (publicity or privacy rights) in any way, and that such user content will not result in the breach of any law, ordinance or regulation.
While you retain full ownership of any user content that you provide, you grant Smart People Networking, an international, unlimited, permanent, transferrable, royalty-free license, to use such provided content with full rights to sub-license, adjust, duplicate, make derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, openly show, and to otherwise use your provided content without seeking additional consent from you or giving notification to you, and without needing to financially reward you or any other entity.
OTHER USER RULES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Here are the other rules that all Smart People Networking users must abide by and adhere to so as to continue to gain unhindered access to our website and services:
• You are not to allot, license, display, make derivative works of, or sell content from www.smartpeoplenetworking.com without our written permission.
• You may not in any way mirror, link to, or frame any part of the website and services.
• You are not to gain or endeavor to gain unauthorized access to or debilitate any part of our website and its related systems.
• You must not remove any trademark, copyright or any other proprietary notice from any portion of our website.
• You are solely and entirely responsible for your conduct and activities on www.smartpeoplenetworking.com, including without limitation your usernames, passwords, and user content.
• You must not deliberately introduce viruses, worms, trojans, logic bombs or any other malevolent or technologically harmful software to our website.
• You must not inhibit or restrict any other individual’s use of the website.
• You must not create, transfer or store electronic duplicates of materials that are copyright-protected without the consent of the owner.
• You must not use Smart People Networking website and its services to harass/intimidate other users of the website.
• You are strictly prohibited from sending any junk e-mail to other users.
• You are not to use the website to spread content that encourages criminal offenses.
• You must not ill-use any part of the website for any illegal purposes.
• You may not allocate, transfer or permit any other individual to use your account in any way.
• You may not transmit or post any information, picture or other material, which in the opinion of www.smartpeoplenetworking.com is racist, sexually explicit, menacing, obnoxious, and/or libelous.
• You may not transmit or post any information, images or other material, which in the sensible opinion of Smart People Networking is capable of offending any other users’ religious or political beliefs.
Should we discover that you are in violation of any of the provisions of this agreement, we will hold you legally accountable and liable for all and any legal and financial costs and losses arising out of that violation. We may also permanently terminate your use of the website and services without giving you any prior warning in this case.
USER CONNECTIONS – SOCIAL EVENTS, BUSINESS MEETINGS AND SPEED NETWORKING EVENTS
As the overriding purpose of Smart People Networking is to facilitate connections, you understand and accept that other users will be able to view/browse through your user profile, and may use the service to initiate connection with you. You also may view the profiles of other registered users, and use the service to connect with them.
You agree that any uploads and information that you make available via the service are at your discretion, and that you reveal any sensitive information about yourself at your own risk.
You are aware that the website is purely a connection platform, and that information posted by profiled users on their user profiles are only a representation of how they describe themselves and their businesses. You may not assume that the information filled in any profile is genuine. Smart People Networking will not under any event be accountable for any fake profile uploaded by any registered user, and/or for any hurt, damages and/or losses experienced by any user in reliance upon that false information.
We are not in any way obligated to verify that the profiles of users are genuine and not fake, and will not bear liability for the inaccuracy or invalidity of information on profiles.
We have the right but are not under any obligation to screen and monitor user profiles, and to modify, edit and/or delete the entire profile or portions of it as we in our sole discretion deem fit.
We will bear no liability for any loss, hurt or damage that may occur in connection with users’ use of the website and services and any acquaintance and/or meetings they make from their use of the site.
You accept that your use of the website and any connections that you make from it are exclusively and entirely at your own risk.
Links contained in the Smart people networking website may lead to websites and resources not under our control. We are not responsible or legally liable for the contents or resources found on a linked website. You agree that the links provided on www.smartpeoplenetworking.com are provided only as a matter of convenience and their provision through our website does not in any way infer endorsement by Smart People Networking of any such linked resource or website. You access any linked websites/resources at your own risk.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMER
The www.smartpeoplenetworking.com website is provided by us only on an “as is” and “as available” basis, and we do not guarantee that it will please you, meet your expectations or live up to your requirements. We disclaim all warranties, be it direct or indirect, concerning the operation of the website and/or the user profiles, content, information, or other materials, made available through the website.
We disclaim all warranties, whether direct or implied to the full extent allowable by relevant law regarding but not limited to the implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, suitability, and/or and merchantability.
Smart People Networking shall bear no liability for any loss, hurt or damage (whether direct, secondary, associated, punitive, or comprehensive) in terms of lost profits, lost finances, lost time and/or loss of integrity etc. in connection with any user’s use of this site.
We will not be answerable to anyone for events brought about by circumstances beyond our control that may cause our provided services to be interrupted, late, or corrupted; and will not have any obligation to anyone for any unforeseeable disasters or harms.
All users meet for events organized through the Smart People Networking website at their own risk, and we advise that you take all necessary precautions as you normally do when meeting with new acquaintances, as Smart People Networking will not under any circumstances be responsible for any harm/damages suffered by users who use this website to meet with other users.
No provision of this agreement is intentioned to limit or exclude our legal responsibility for death or injury ascending from deception, negligence, or any other specific liability which may not be limited or excluded by law. Also, no provision of this agreement is so constructed with the intention of circumventing your statutory rights as a consumer.
You understand and accept that this agreement represents the full agreement between you and Smart People Networking to the exclusion of any other document.
If any term/provision of this agreement is held by any competent United States court or authority to be invalid in part or fully, the validity of the other provisions of this agreement and the remainder of the affected term shall be unaffected and shall remain effective.
You hereby agree to defend, hold blameless and indemnify Smart People Networking, its affiliates and subsidiaries, their officers, executives, managers, and representatives from any claims, compensations, liabilities, damages, and costs, such as but not restricted to, reasonable legal and accounting costs, related in any way with your use of the Smart People Networking website and services or related to your breach of these terms.
These terms of service are construed under and thus governed by the laws of United States in all respects and regards.
Voluntarily provided information: As a Smart People Networking user, your information that we may gain access to through your use of the website may include your full name, e-mail address, physical address, business name and address (if applicable), and phone number. The common thing about these kinds of information is that they are voluntarily provided by you.
USING YOUR INFORMATION
We will only utilize the information that we collected about you, whether voluntarily-given or otherwise in the following ways:
• To aid in the provision of our services;
• if you have agreed to be so informed, to inform you about services and/or events which may interest you;
• To enable us to continually appraise, and constantly improve our website and its services;
• To bring to your immediate notice important changes to our website and services;
• To customize your experience;
• To troubleshoot problems;
• To resolve disputes; and
• To uncover and protect ourselves and other users against error, fraud and/or other criminal activities.
REVEALING YOUR INFORMATION
We may reveal your private information including full name and contact address to any pre-approved service providers that deploy some services on our behalf.
Third parties whom we allow to place ads on our websites may in some cases use tracking technologies like cookies, to gather information about users who view their ads. If you view their ads, your general information may be collected by them, but be assured that our website does not disclose any personal detail to these third parties.
We may choose to release details of your personal information to appropriate legal authorities or government officials if mandated under law to do so in reply to a subpoena, an investigative demand, or a court order.
Following your permission, we may also share your information with third parties with whom you choose to let us share information.
We will never knowingly sell, exchange or otherwise give your personal information to third parties with the exclusion of the aforementioned.
To maintain your trust, we do all that we can to ensure the security and confidentiality of your information. To prevent illegal access, ensure information accuracy and the proper use of information, we deploy practical measures to secure your information. You however agree and admit that there is no total assurance of information security on the internet. As such, we will not be answerable for the unauthorized access to your information that is beyond our control.