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Fees & Listing

All basic listings are free. The term "fee" refers to payment for the usage of special premium features for these listings. Our fees are quoted in Singapore Dollars but they may change from time to time and such changes will be reflected on the site. We may choose to temporarily change our fees for promotional events or new services any time at our own discretion. Our fees are non-refundable, and you are responsible for paying them or our premium features will no longer be available to you.

User Photo Uploading Agreement

TheSmartLocal.com expects the following from user submitted photos:

  • Family-friendly (No Adult Photos or that of)
  • Original, non-copyrighted images

TheSmartLocal.com reserves the right to remove photos of any user at their sole discretion or any photo which has not met the above guidelines.

Because it will be impossible to monitor and validate the origin of every photo, should a user come across a copyrighted image please alert us through our contact forum here, and the photo will be removed as soon as possible.

When sending an copyright removal request please include:

  1. A description and location of the content that you claim infringes your copyright.
  2. Identification and proof of the copyright you claim being infringed.
  3. Your name, contact number and email address

Most of the photos on TheSmartLocal.com are user submitted and we claim no ownership of any of them except for those with TheSmartLocal.com watermark in it. Those watermarked images are owned by TheSmartLocal.com are not to be replicated or reproduced anywhere else without permission.

Terms of Use License

Permission is granted to use the materials (information or software) on TheSmartLocal.com web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:      

  1. Modify or copy content for your own use if not explicitly allowed
  2. Use materials for any commercial purpose without prior written consent.
  3. Attempt to reverse engineer or otherwise interfere with any software contained on TheSmartLocal.com web site.
  4. Remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from our materials.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and/or may be terminated at our sole discretion at any time. Upon termination of this license, you are not allowed to retain any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

Content Submission

With respect to any content you elect to post on any area of the site, including blogs, reviews, listings, forum comments, guides and any other user submitted content, you grant TheSmartLocal.com a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use and display such content worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology, without compensation or attribution to you.

TheSmartLocal.com does not control or guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of user submitted content posted on the site, but we do try our best to maintain it. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any user submitted content, or for any mistakes, defamation, libel, omissions, obscenity or profanity you may encounter. All content posted by users, including any opinions and recommendations are those of the users providing such content and does not reflect the official position of TheSmartLocal.com. Unless otherwise stated, we do not officially endorse any user submitted content or any opinion, recommendation or advice.

Review Policy

By submitting your review you certify that it is based on your own personal experience and it is your true genuine opinion of the listing that you are reviewing. You certify you have no present or past business relationship with the listing in question and have not been offered any payments or incentives coming from said listing which would influence your review. You understand TheSmartLocal.com will not tolerate any fake reviews and any users found to violate this will have their accounts banned and reviews removed without your consent or notification.

If you do have a relationship with a business, be it a friend's or a PR/media invitation - you have to disclose this information at the start of your review.

To limit the possibility of fake reviews and censorship, we have plans for full transparency for all reviews deleted. These reviews will be publicly displayed on our site for everyone to see, along with the reason why they were deleted. Users with malicious intent will be banned and have their details displayed publicly to alert the public.

NOTE: If you represent the management of this property and would like to claim a listing or respond to a review, please use the appropriate management claim on the listing. If in doubt, you can contact us here.

Trademarks

TheSmartLocal.com and other graphics, logos, and service names in relation to TheSmartLocal and TheSmartLocal.com are trademarks of TheSmartLocal.com. The trademarks of TheSmartLocal.com may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not of TheSmartLocal.com, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits TheSmartLocal.com.

All other trademarks not owned by TheSmartLocal.com that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by TheSmartLocal.com. TheSmartLocal.com does not claim ownership of any user submitted photos, and the only photos they claim ownership on have the TheSmartLocal.com watermark and the custom badges, maps and menu items images created for the site.

Disclaimer

This site is provided by TheSmartLocal.com on an "AS IS" basis. TheSmartLocal.com shall not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages.

TheSmartLocal.com reserves the right to make changes to the site, these disclaimers, and the terms and conditions at any time it sees fit.

 

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Bryan loves exploring and sharing the best of Singapore and the best travel ideas with readers. He creates innovative start-ups that he hopes will allow him to live a life doing what he loves. He enjoys photography, film making, coding and writing - and the process of getting better at them. He is trying to learn fashion after someone said he looked like a 40 year old. He is not 40 years old.


He's Editor-in-chief at local lifestyle portal TheSmartLocal.com and regional gaming portal SC2SEA.com where he also runs an events management company. He is co-writer of Korean Travel Guide "Mad for Singapore" by Chosun Media with his wife Chloe Park. He thanks you for reading this and apologises for talking in third person.



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