Terms and Conditions
SmartGroom.com: Website acceptable use policy.
This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us, Smartgroom Limited, under which you may access our website: www.smartgroom.com (the/our “Site”). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our Site.
Your use of our Site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy.
www.smartgroom.com is a Site operated by Smartgroom Limited (we or us). We are registered in Ireland under company number 574092 and we have our registered office at 72 Millview Lawns, Malahide, Co. Dublin. Our main trading address is 72 Millview Lawns, Malahide, Co. Dublin.
You may use our Site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our Site:
In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- – In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- – For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
- – To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- – To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
- – To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree:
- – Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Site.
- – Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- – any part of our Site;
- – any equipment or network on which our Site is stored;
- – any software used in the provision of our Site; or
- – any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our Site, including, without limitation:
- – Chat rooms.
- – Bulletin boards.
- – Blogs.
- – Newsletters.
- – Reviewing.
- – (collectively “Interactive Service(s)”).
Where we do provide any Interactive Service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any Interactive Service provided on our Site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any Interactive Service we provide on our Site, and we expressly exclude any liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any Interactive Service by a user in contravention of any applicable local, national or international law or regulation and our Content Standards whether the service is moderated or not.
The use of any of our Interactive Services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an Interactive Service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any Interactive Service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
Where we do moderate an Interactive Service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our Site (Contributions), and to any Interactive Services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.
- – Be accurate (where they state facts).
- – Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
- – Comply with applicable law in Ireland and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
- – Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
- – Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- – Promote sexually explicit material.
- – Promote violence.
- – Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
- – Be likely to deceive any person.
- – Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
- – Promote any illegal activity.
- – Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
- – Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- – Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- – Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
- – Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our Site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
- – Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Site.
- – Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our Site.
- – Issue of a warning to you.
- – Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- – Further legal action against you.
- – Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
CHANGES TO THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Site.
Smartgroom Limited (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 and 2003 (as amended) (the Acts), the data controller is Smartgroom Limited of 72 Millview Laws, Malahide, Co. Dublin.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- – Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms or subscribing for the Service on our Site www..smartgroom.com (our/the “Site”) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our Site, subscribe to our Service, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our Site, enter a competition, promotion or survey, engage in our Interactive Services and when you report a problem with our Site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial and credit card information, personal description and photograph.
- – Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our Site we may automatically collect the following information:
- – technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
- – information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our Site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.
- – Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data that it may be shared internally and combined with data collected on this Site. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.
USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- – Information you give to us. We will use this information:
- – to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
- – to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
- – to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail, SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale or negotiations of a sale to you. If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org;
- to notify you about changes to our Service;
- to ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
- – to administer our Site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- – to improve our Site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- – to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
- – as part of our efforts to keep our Site safe and secure;
- – to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
- – to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our Site about goods or services that may interest you or them.
- – Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may us this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined the Companies Act 2014.
We may share your information with selected third parties including:
- – Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
- – Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in Dublin). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
- – Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our Site.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- – In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- – If Smartgroom Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk.
Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.
You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at email@example.com.
Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
The Acts give you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.