Terms of Services and Privacy Statement

 

Velocity Digital Media (VDM) knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By visiting the SmartCEO website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?
This Privacy Policy covers SmartCEO treatment of personal information that SmartCEO gathers when you are on the SmartCEO website and when you use SmartCEO services.

This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that SmartCEO does not own or control, or to individuals that SmartCEO does not employ or manage.

What Personal Information About Users Does SmartCEO Collect?
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a friendly, customized, and efficient experience. We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with the purpose for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by you. We collect the following types of information from our users:

1. Information You Provide to Us:
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features. The personal information you provide is used for such purposes as:

2. Registration: 
In order for you to use SmartCEO services, such as submitting new links to the website, you must complete a registration form. As part of this registration form, we require your email address, year of birth, and gender.

3. Automatic Information:
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. SmartCEO automatically receives and records certain “traffic data” on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, SmartCEO cookie information, and the page you requested. SmartCEO uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends and administer the website.

SmartCEO may also add on any page display the total counts that page has been viewed. This includes member profile pages.

4. Social sharing of data: 
SmartCEO may in the future allow other users to browse stories that you have voted on, or submitted. SmartCEO may choose to post this data on other site features in the future.

5. Profile information: 
SmartCEO does not currently allow other users to browse your full name, location, and instant messaging URL, within your member profile should you provide this optional information.

6. Syndication: 
SmartCEO allows for the RSS syndication of all of its public content within the website.

Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While SmartCEO will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.

What About Cookies?

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. SmartCEO cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or email address is.

The “help” portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. We strongly recommend that you leave the cookies activated, however, because cookies enable you to take advantage of some of SmartCEO’s most attractive features.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our website (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Will SmartCEO Share Any of the Information it Receives?

Information about our users is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone. We share your personal information only as described below.

Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if SmartCEO, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.

Protection of SmartCEO and Others: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with that law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of SmartCEO, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

With Your Consent: Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your personal information may be shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, and you will be able to prevent the sharing of this information by opting out.

Is Information About Me Secure?

Your SmartCEO account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to work to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer.

Only employees who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to it. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.

What Information Can I Access?

You can access your personal information on our website and send an email to our customer service department at: info@smartceo.com to correct, amend, or delete information that is inaccurate.

What Choices Do I Have?

As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, but then you may be unable to use certain features on our website, such as posting new links.

You are able to add or update certain information on pages, such as those listed in the “What Personal Information About Users Does SmartCEO Collect?” section above. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.

You may request deletion of your SmartCEO account by sending an email to alyssa@smartceo.com. This removes all of your past SmartCEO usage from public view.

As explained earlier, the “help” portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. Please note, however, that if your browser does not accept cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of some of our attractive features.

Can Children Use SmartCEO Services?

You must be 18 years and older to register to use the SmartCEO website. As a result, SmartCEO does not specifically collect information about children.

Conditions of Use

If you decide to visit SmartCEO website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of Pennsylvania state law.

Privacy Policy Changes

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. You agree to obtain changes to this Privacy Policy electronically by visiting this Site. We require you to check back from time to time to review changes to our Privacy Policy.

Copyright

Our content is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, content and other elements are also copyrighted works.

By providing, submitting and posting content on smartceo.com, a user is giving us the right to edit and publish content, display such content and its affiliated publications and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional purposes. Any decision on taking down content will be strictly up to the smartceo.com founders.

A. We are more than happy to see work reprinted and republished as long as credit is provided and a link is provided to promote SmartCEO. Seek us out for permission at info@smartceo.com. In some cases, a fee may be associated with reprinting some material, including photographs and videos. The musicians and songwriters own the rights to the music and lyrics on the site. You must get their permission to use their work. The same holds true for the poets, serial novelists, and fiction writers and bloggers. Writers are to promote their content on our site and not promote  to a personal blog. Personal blogs are fine as long as the articles provide a link to SmartCEO. Content must be published on SmartCEO first prior to posting on a blog.

B. A third party can not use material on smartceo.com to advertise or promote products without written permission from smartceo.com or the author of the published work.

C. If  your copyrighted work has been reproduced on our site without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify our designated copyright agent either by mail to Copyright Agent, c/o Legal Department, The SmartCEO, at info@smartceo.com.

Copyright

You will be responsible for all charges incurred while your account is being used, if any, including charges for any goods or services. You are also responsible for all statements made or materials posted under your account, including liability for harm caused by such statements or materials. You may not transfer, sell, or otherwise assign your rights or obligations under this agreement.

Indemification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Velocity Digital Media and their partners and contributors against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this agreement.

“As Is” Website

This website is available “as is.” We do not guarantee that this website will be uninterrupted or error-free. There may be omissions,  and inaccuracies through this website  We are not responsible for third-party products or services that may be linked to this website, or for products that may be advertised by third parties . We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions on the website. We intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, “Trojan horses” or other destructive materials to this Service,  but we can’t guarantee or warrant that materials downloaded from this website do not contain such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features. If you rely on this website and any materials available through this website, you do so solely at your own risk.

Liability

SmartCEO LLC and their partners, employees,  and contributors are not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including lost revenues or profits, loss of business or loss of data, in any way related to this service or for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies . Any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of this service.