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SMART Website User Agreement

The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Center is funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation and is focused on the interdisciplinary research topics of interest to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Singapore. In particular, infectious diseases, sensing and modeling for the environment, biotechnologies, urban transportation, low energy electronic, and innovation.


The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Center is funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation and is focused on the interdisciplinary research topics of interest to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Singapore. In particular, infectious diseases, sensing and modeling for the environment, biotechnologies, urban transportation, low energy electronic, and innovation.



By accessing content on the SMART website (the “Site,” which includes all pages within the host directory and any SMART publications, code, and data sets outside the host directory but linked from a webpage):

  • You accept and agree to be bound by all of the terms of this User Agreement; and

  • You affirm that you are either 18 years of age or older or, if you are younger than 18, that you possess legal parental or guardian consent to accept the terms of this User Agreement.



For the purposes of this User Agreement, the term “Site Content” shall include all content posted to the Site by SMART authors, collaborators, and freelancers, as well as User-Generated Content. “Site Software” means all software integrated into and downloadable from the Site.


You may engage in only noncommercial uses of Site Content. In addition, without first obtaining our permission, you may not otherwise reproduce, retransmit, link to, distribute, display, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise make available any Site Content. You shall not modify, adapt, sub-license, translate, sell, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble any portion of the Site or the Site Software. The use restrictions in this paragraph do not apply to User-Generated Content that you personally submitted to the Site for publication.



To the extent the Site incorporates the copyrighted material of third parties (“Third-Party Content”), you shall make only such uses of said Third Party Content as are consistent with applicable copyright law. SMART does not warrant that any use of Third Party Content will not infringe the rights of the content owners.


This Site may contain references to third party trademarks and names. Such trademarks and names are the sole property of their respective owners. This Site may also contain hyperlinks to sites operated by publishers other than Legatum ("we", "our" or "us"). Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only. These linked sites are not under SMART's control and may be governed by their own terms of use. We have not developed or reviewed the content appearing in or on such linked sites and you agree not to hold us responsible for the content or operation of such linked sites. A hyperlink does not and should not be deemed to imply that SMART in any way endorses or supports the content, operator or owner of such linked sites.


You understand that the linked sites may contain illegal or objectionable content or dangerous viruses or other disabling or harmful components. If you decide to access any third party sites linked from our Site, you do so at your sole and exclusive risk. You assume, and Legatum disclaims, all responsibility for any loss or injury sustained by you as a user of any linked site, including those caused by malicious actions of third parties in relation to infection by computer virus programs, malicious code or unwanted software that may infect your computer after selecting a link to a third party website provided on our Site.


We make no representation or warranty that the linked sites will conform to any description thereof or perform any desired operations or functions, be uninterrupted or error-free, or be free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other disabling or harmful components. We do not represent or endorse and hereby disclaim any obligation or responsibility to verify the correctness, quality, accuracy, reliability, performance, completeness, timeliness, or continued availability of any of the content contained on linked sites. No guarantee is made that the links will successfully direct you to the intended third party website, that such website remains available for viewing or that you are not re-directed to an unintended third party website in error or by the action of third parties.



You may not to access or use the Site in any manner that could damage or overburden any SMART and/or MIT server, or any network connected to any SMART and/or MIT server. You may not use the Site in any manner that would interfere with any other party’s use of the Site.



You may not use SMARTs names, trademarks, logos, or insignia, or any version, abbreviation or representation of them, in any advertising, publicity, promotional materials or other public announcement without the prior written consent of SMART, which consent SMART may withhold in its sole discretion.



Certain areas of the Site may require registration or may otherwise ask you to provide information in order to participate. The decision to provide this information is optional; however if you elect not to provide such information, you may not be able to access certain content features, or register and participate in SMART events/activities. When you register, you must provide information to SMART that is accurate, current and complete. The Site’s Privacy Policy governs the use of the information you report. SMART reserves the right to terminate the registrations and otherwise deny Site access to any person for any reason. The Site will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.



Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SMART and/or the Singapore National Research Foundation.


Disclaimer of Warranty/ Limitation of Liability

Your use of the Site is at your own sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by the law, SMART disclaims all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the Site and your use thereof. SMART makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the Site’s content (including User-Generated Content and Third-Party Content) or the content of any websites linked to this Site, and SMART assumes no liability or responsibility for any (1) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies in content; (2) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the Site; (3) any unauthorized access to or use of SMART and/or MIT’s secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein; (4) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Site; (5) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the like that may be transmitted to or through the Site by any third party; and/ or (6) any errors or omissions in any content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Site. You assume all risk as to the quality, function, and performance of the Site, and to all transactions you undertake on the Site, including without limitation submission of any User-Generated Content.


You agree that SMART will not be liable to you for any loss or damages, either actual or consequential, arising out of or relating to these terms, or your (or any third party’s) use or inability to use the Site, or your placement of User-Generated Content on the Site, or your reliance upon information obtained from or through the Site, or your communications with other users of the Site. In particular, SMART will not have liability for any consequential, indirect, punitive, special or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, errors, loss of data, or interruption in availability of data), arising out of or relating to these terms, your use or inability to use any website, your placement of content on the Site, your reliance upon information obtained from or through a Site, or your communications with other users of the Site, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, except only in the case of death or personal injury where and only to the extent that applicable law requires such liability.



You hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Center Massachusetts Institute of Technology and all its affiliates, employees, faculty members, students, board of directors, members of their governing boards and agents (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of (1) your posting of User-Generated Content, and (2) any breach by you or any user of your account of this User Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. SMART reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.



If you have any questions about this User Agreement our Privacy Policy, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact the Editor at



The effective date of this policy is 1 December, 2015.

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