Terms Of Use

By accessing SmartNews at this url, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. Therefore, please read them carefully. Any non-human visitors to SmartNews shall be considered agents of the individual(s) who controls, authors or otherwise makes use of them. The access rights granted to you herein are non-transferable without the express written permission of the owner of SmartNews.

Special License Restrictions For Non-Human Visitors

Special restrictions on a visitor’s license to access SmartNews apply to non-human visitors. Non-human visitors include, but are not limited to, web spiders, bots, indexers, robots, crawlers, harvesters, or any other computer programs designed to access, read, compile or gather content from SmartNews automatically.

Email addresses and all other user information on this website is considered proprietary intellectual property. It is recognized that these email addresses and user information are provided for human visitors alone. You acknowledge and agree that each email address and each other item of user information that SmartNews contains has a value of not less than US$50 each. You further agree that the compilation, storage, and/or distribution of these addresses substantially diminishes the value of these addresses. Intentional collection, harvesting, gathering, and/or storing of SmartNews’s email addresses and/or user information is recognized as a violation of this agreement and is expressly prohibited.

Applicable Law And Jurisdiction

By accessing SmartNews at this url, you agree that any suit, action or proceeding brought by you in connection with or arising from your use of this website shall be brought in and governed by the laws of the State of California and you hereby consent to the jurisdiction of federal and state courts within the State of California. You also consent to electronic service of process regarding actions under these Terms of Use.

Records of Visitor Use

By accessing SmartNews at this url, you consent to having your Internet Protocol address recorded.