Legal Disclaimer & Notice

Online Terms of Use

By accessing and/or using the web pages hosted by the Strategic Management Society (SMS), you conclusively agree to the terms and conditions set forth below. SMS may amend these Online Terms of Use at any time simply by posting an amended version on this Site and may make any amendment effective as it deems appropriate. It is your responsibility regularly to review these Online Terms of Use and to acquaint yourself with any changes. If you do not agree with these Online Terms of Use, do not use these web pages. Please understand that usage constitutes an irrevocable waiver of any claim that you did not read, understand, or agree to these Online Terms of Use.

The materials posted on these pages by SMS and its members may be accessed and retrieved solely for your own personal non-commercial use, and may be downloaded to your own hard disk or sent to a printer solely for that purpose. You may not otherwise copy, modify, or distribute the contents of these pages without SMS’ express permission. Site content is owned or controlled by and shall remain the property of SMS or the party credited as the provider of the content. Your use of this Site is conditioned upon your honoring SMS’ copyrights and other intellectual property rights reflected on the Site.

Some or all of these pages may be accessed only by use of a password, which will be provided to you after registration. The information supplied by you in connection with your registration is subject to our Privacy Policy. You agree not to share your password with anyone and to take reasonable care to protect your password from unauthorized disclosure. You agree to promptly report to SMS any known, suspected, or anticipated compromise of your password.

User Responsibilities

Portions of these pages are designed to provide you and other users an opportunity to exchange ideas and information. By posting or submitting material to these pages, you represent that you have all necessary rights in and to such material and that such material will not infringe on any personal or proprietary rights of any third parties. You authorize SMS to view and to use, and to authorize others to view and to use, such material in any manner and in any medium, in perpetuity. You may not post, transmit, or otherwise distribute on or through this Site any material that may be unlawful, obscene, offensive, defamatory, threatening, or infringing of any copyright or other rights of others.

You may not post, transmit, or otherwise distribute any virus, worm, or other code that may be damaging to software or hardware. You may not advertise or solicit on these pages without the express permission of SMS. If you breach these Online Terms of Use, you are obligated to hold SMS harmless from and to indemnify it against all liabilities and costs of any and every sort resulting from your breach.

You agree not to reproduce, transmit, display, distribute, "frame" or "mirror" any Materials on this Site on any other server or Internet-based device without the advance written authorization of SMS.
Third parties may provide certain information and content on the Site and this may be copyrighted work of the creator/licensor, and may be subject to terms of use and/or privacy policies of such third parties. Please contact the appropriate third party for further information regarding such terms.

SMS' Rights and Disclaimers

The ideas and information that are posted on this Site do not necessarily reflect SMS’ views. SMS reserves the right, which it may or may not exercise, to review, edit, or delete any material that it deems to be inappropriate or in violation of these Online Terms of Use. SMS has the absolute right, in its sole discretion, to deny or to withdraw access to anyone who violates these Online Terms of Use. SMS’ access decisions are final and not negotiable. Notwithstanding the above, SMS expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties through these pages or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from the use of this site or from denial or withdrawal of access.

You may be able to obtain access to other Internet sites through hypertext links appearing in these pages. By providing or permitting such a linking service, SMS is not undertaking any responsibility or liability for third-party information or publications available on the Internet, even if accessed through these pages. Your use of these third party Internet sites may be subject to the third party’s terms of use and privacy policies.

These pages are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. SMS makes no representations or warranties with respect to these pages or their contents. SMS disclaims all warranties, express or implied. SMS makes no representations or warranties that acces to or the services provided by these pages will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the pages or the server that makes them available are or will remain free from viruses, worms, or other harmful components. SMS also makes no representation or warranties as to whether the information accessible via these pages is accurate, complete, or current.

In no event shall SMS or its agents be liable for any damages resulting from the use of this site, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, multiple, or punitive damages. No losses or damages resulting from the use of these pages are chargeable to SMS.

Notices of Infringement and Takedown

SMS prohibits the posting of any information that infringes or violates the copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of any person or entity. If you believe that your intellectual property right is infringed by any content on the Site, you should write to SMS identifying the copyrighted work and/or intellectual property right that you believe has been infringed; identifying the allegedly infringing material that you have seen on the Site; explaining the basis for your belief that the use of the copyrighted work and/or exercise of the intellectual property right has not been authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law.

Related Information

In addition to this Legal Disclaimer, we encourage you to review the SMS Privacy Policy and the SMS Code of Conduct.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns on this information or other aspects of SMS, please email or visit the Contact Us page to learn more.