Terms of Use

The network of Web Sites (collectively, the "SMC Web Sites") operated by The SMC or its affiliates or subsidiaries, is comprised of various Web sites and Web pages. The SMC Web Sites are offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the SMC Web Sites constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices. Your use of a particular SMC website included within the SMC Web Sites network may also be subject to additional terms outlined elsewhere on that website. Additionally, the SMC Web Sites may themselves contain additional terms that govern particular features or services. In the event that any of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein conflict with the Additional Terms or other terms and guidelines contained within any particular SMC website, then these terms shall control.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE AND DISCLAIMERS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE (this "Site"). By accessing or using this Site, you agree to these terms of use, conditions and all applicable laws. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not use this Site.

Term: Termination

These terms and conditions are applicable to you upon your accessing the Site and/or completing the registration/signup for SMC BLOG and SMC NEWSLETTER. These terms and conditions, or any of them, may be modified or terminated by SMC without notice at any time for any reason. The provisions relating to Copyrights and Trademarks, Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability shall survive any termination.

Copyrights and Trademarks

The entire content included in this site, including but not limited to text, design, graphics, interfaces, or code and the selection and arrangements thereof is copyrighted as a collective work of SMC, and is the property of SMC. All trademarks, service marks and trade names (collectively the "marks") are trademarks or registered trademarks of and are proprietary to SMC, or other respective owners that have granted SMC the right and license to use such marks. Image copyrights are listed under the corresponding image and/or as water mark on the image.

Use of site (personal and non-commercial use limitation)

Unless otherwise specified, the SMC Web Sites are for your personal and noncommercial use. You may distribute, display or publish any information, images or services obtained from the SMC Web Sites for personal, noncommercial and/or promotional uses only. However, you may not reproduce, license or sell any information, images, products or services obtained from the SMC Web Sites.

If you publish and/or display any images from SMC websites, you must specify the source or copyright holder information below or inside the image as mentioned under the image and/or as water mark on the image. You are obliged to keep the copyright information on the image and/or mention the exact phrase of the copyright text included under the image.

You may electronically copy, download and print hard copy portions of the material from the different areas of the Site solely for your own AND non-commercial use. Any other use of materials on this Site, including but not limited to the modification, reproduction, distribution, republication, or transmission of the content of this Site, without prior written permission of SMC, is strictly prohibited.

Typographical errors

In the event a SMC web site has listed an incorrect data due to typographical error, SMC shall have the right to correct it anytime. SMC will not be responsible or shall have the right to refuse or cancel any inconvenience occurred because of the incorrect information.

User participation

SMC does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted to or created by users accessing the Site and are not in any manner responsible for the content of these communications and materials. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user generated content on the Site, SMC is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the Site. However, SMC reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or; other intellectual property right of another or (d) violates any law or regulation or (e) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to SMC at its sole discretion. Note that any personally identifiable information you may post or transmit will be treated by SMC in accordance with SMC's Privacy Policy.

Third-Party links

In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, this Site may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third party vendors and other third parties (the "External Sites"). However, even if the third party is affiliated with SMC, SMC has no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of SMC. SMC has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. Links do not imply that SMC sponsors, endorses, is affiliated with or associated with, or has been legally authorised to use any trademark, trade name, service mark, design, logo, symbol or other copyrighted materials displayed on or accessible through such External Sites. Nonetheless, SMC seeks to protect the integrity of its Site and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own Site, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).You should contact the Site administrator or Webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such External Sites.


This site and the materials, information, services, and products in this site, including, without limitation, text, graphics, and links, are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, SMC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, freedom from computer virus, and warranties arising from course of dealing or course of performance. SMC does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components. SMC does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their completeness, correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. The above limitations may not apply to you.

Limitation of liability

In no event shall SMC be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential, damages, or any damages whatsoever, even if SMC has been previously advised of the possibility of such damages, whether in an action under contract, negligence, or any other theory, arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or performance of the information, services, and materials available from this site. These limitations shall apply not withstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitations may not apply to you.