SMARTECH accumulates only such information about you as is needed for the purpose of maintaining an account relationship. Where ordering or shipment is permitted by download without payment at the time, then SMARTECH will accumulate such credit information as it deems to be reasonable for its protection. SMARTECH will make such inquiries as it deems appropriate to verify any such information. By registering to purchase products on credit, you authorize SMARTECH to verify all such information.
SMARTECH does not sell or provide any customer information or account information to other parties except as may be necessary or appropriate: (i) to complete a transaction, such as by transmitting credit card or similar information to a card processing service and by providing necessary information to a shipper; (ii) to protect the rights of SMARTECH; (iii) to comply with applicable laws, regulations and court orders; and (iv) to permit processing of the various books and records of SMARTECH. Customer information is strictly for SMARTECH’s own use and the customer’s benefit.
In order for SMARTECH’s web site to identify you properly as a customer, identifying information about you and your account may be placed on your computer.
Information transmitted to SMARTECH is transmitted by secure encryption in order to protect your information to the extent reasonably possible. Such information is also maintained by SMARTECH in secure fashion to limit access by unauthorized persons.
These terms of service are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. If any provision of these terms of service is determined to be unenforceable, such will not affect the other provisions of these terms of service.
In the event that there is any claim made by you or SMARTECH with respect to these terms of service, including any claim as to the enforceability of any provision of these terms of service, or any products or services purchased from SMARTECH through this web site, such dispute will be determined by arbitration conducted according to the procedures of the American Arbitration Association by a single arbitrator chosen by SMARTECH and agreeable to you. The arbitration will be held in Charlottesville, Virginia, or Albemarle County, Virginia, and any action to enforce any decision of an arbitrator or concerning any use of this web site or the terms for use of this web site will be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Charlottesville, Virginia, or Albemarle County, Virginia. This arbitration provision will not require SMARTECH to submit to arbitration any claim for infringement of copyright, trademarks or other intellectual property rights, with respect to which the right to invoke applicable statutory enforcement provisions is retained. In addition to any other relief which may be properly awarded, the party substantially prevailing on the merits with respect to any such claim will be entitled to be awarded reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.
All sales are final