This Agreement sets out the terms and conditions that apply to the use of the Website provided by SavvySME® and to any purchases made on this Website. You may only use this Website if you are 18 years of age or older.
You agree that you will not post any material which violates or infringes
upon the rights of others. You also agree that you will not post any
material which is unlawful, offensive, distasteful, defamatory or
You agree not to use the Website to advertise or perform any religious, political or solicitation, including, but not limited to, the solicitation of our members to become users of other on- or offline services which competes or potentially competes with SavvySME®.
You understand that we are not in control and are not responsible for content on the Website. Consequently, you use the Website at your own risk.
We reserve the right to screen, backup, modify, refuse or remove any content without giving any reasons.
The Website is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind. You expressly agree that use of the Website is at your sole risk. Neither SavvySME®, its affiliates nor any of their respective employees, agents, third party content providers or licensors warrant that use of the Website will be uninterrupted, accurate, reliable or error free.
SavvySME® shall not be liable for any damages, injuries, liability, loss, cost or expenses of any kind arising from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this Website or from the purchases made on this Website.
You agree to indemnify and hold SavvySME® and its directors, employees, agents, and its affiliates, business partners, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents, harmless from and against any damages, injuries, loss, liability, cost, or expenses of any kind out of Member's access to the Website, use of the Website, in connection with the use from purchases of merchant products / services on this Website, the violation of this Agreement by Member, or the infringement by Member, or any third party using the Member's account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
SavvySME® may terminate this Agreement at any time. SavvySME® shall have the right to immediately terminate any of your accounts which SavvySME®, in its sole discretion, considers your conduct to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by you of this Agreement.
You agree that SavvySME® may communicate with you through your SavvySME® account or through other means including email, mobile number, telephone, or delivery services including the postal service. You may change your Account Settings to control the type of messages we send you. SavvySME® may deliver notice to you by means of e-mail, a general notice on the site, or by other means to the address you have provided to SavvySME®.
This website contains Links to third party websites. SavvySME® does
not endorse nor support content of third party links and therefore
cannot be responsible for the content of a third party website. You
further acknowledge and agree that SavvySME® will not be responsible
or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage, liability, loss,
cost or expenses caused or assumed to be caused by or in connection
with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available
on or through any third party site or resource. You hereby irrevocably
waive any claim against SavvySME® with respect to such sites and third
SavvySME® in its sole discretion, reserves the right to remove or disable any link or third party content at any time and without notice.
This website contains Links to third party websites. SavvySME® does not endorse nor support content of third party links and therefore cannot be responsible for the content of a third party website. You further acknowledge and agree that SavvySME® will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage, liability, loss, cost or expenses caused or assumed to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any third party site or resource. You hereby irrevocably waive any claim against SavvySME® with respect to such sites and third party content.
You acknowledge that all discussion for ratings, comments, bulletin
board service, chat rooms and/or other message or communication facilities
(collectively "Communities") are public and not private communications,
and is therefore visible to anyone.
SavvySME® does not control nor endorse the content, messages or information found in any Community, and therefore cannot be liable for any of the content or actions resulting from your involvement in the Community.
You agree not to include personal or promotional affiliate links in free content such as published articles, questions, answers and comments. Personal or promotional affiliate links are only allowed in Sponsored Content.
You agree that all Content that you contribute to the Website is perpetually and irrevocably licensed to SavvySME®. You grant SavvySME® a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free and irrevocable right and license to use, copy, store, publish, display, distribute, modify, create derivative works, exploit and market and promote for any purposes, even if such Content has been contributed and subsequently removed by You. You warrant and agree not to contribute any Content that infringes, violates or otherwise interferes with any copyright, trademark or intellectual property rights of another party.
You also grant each user of Website a non-exclusive license to access your content as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms.
SavvySME® has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content on its Website and its social media sites. SavvySME® shall have the right to remove any material that SavvySME®, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of these Terms and operating rules established by SavvySME®, as well as to satisfy any applicable laws.
SavvySME® resells products and services on behalf of our sellers. In some instances the seller may require you to accept the seller's terms and conditions to be able to access and/or use the products and services. By purchasing these offers, you agree to the following general terms and conditions:
This Policy sets out the circumstances in which SavvySME® may provide you with a refund:
SavvySME® will provide an automatic refund where:
Further to these general Terms and Conditions, you agree to use the business listing features under the Business Listing Terms and Conditions.
SavvySME® reserves the right to change, alter or amend this Agreement at any time.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.
If any term or provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remainder of this Agreement will not be affected.
Either party's failure to exercise any of its rights under this agreement will not constitute or be deemed to constitute a waiver or forfeiture of such rights.
This Agreement is made under and will be construed in accordance
with the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia, and each
party will submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that
Questions about the Terms and Conditions may be emailed to the address below.
SavvySME® Pty. Limited
trade, rent, or otherwise share for marketing purposes the Personal
Information that we collect with third parties.
In general, Personal Information you submit to us is used by us to provide you access to SavvySME™, to improve SavvySME™, to better tailor the features, performance, and support of SavvySME™ and to offer you additional information, opportunities, promotions and functionality from us, our partners or our advertisers at your request. Additionally, we do share your content preferences and other information with the social network with which you have connected to SavvySME™, along with those companies and persons you have asked us to share your information with.
Personal Information is information that can be used to identify,
locate, or contact an individual. It also includes other information
that may be associated with Personal Information. We collect the following
types of Personal Information:
Relationship Information that helps us to understand who you are and what types of offers you might like. This includes information such as location information; areas of interest, the types of deals that interest you, information collected from social media interactions (such as via Facebook Connect); and information about friends who refer you or who you have referred.
In general, we collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through SavvySME™. We also collect information that you submit in the process of creating or editing your account and user profile on SavvySME™. For example, our registration and login process requires you to provide us with your name, valid email address and password of your choice. When you personalise your profile and use the features of SavvySME™, we will collect any Relationship Information you voluntarily provide. We may also collect information about you and your network who use SavvySME™, from any social network you may have connected from, in order to provide you with a more personalised experience.
Additionally, we collect any information that you voluntarily enter, including Personal Information, into any postings, comments, or forums within the SavvySME™ community.
Personal Information From Other Sources
We may receive Personal Information about you from other sources with which you have registered, companies who we have partnered with (collectively, "Partners") or other third parties. We may associate this information with the other Personal Information we have collected about you.
How Information is collected
SavvySME™ has relationships with third party advertising companies
to place advertisements on our behalf onto other websites, and to
perform tracking and reporting functions for our Sites and our advertisements.
We do not share Personal Information with third party advertising
companies; however, these third parties may automatically collect
information about your visit to our Sites and other websites, your
IP address, your ISP and the browser you use to visit this Site. They
do this by using cookies, clear gifs and other technologies. Information
collected may be used, among other things, to deliver advertising
targeted to your interests and to better understand the usage and
visitation of our Site and the other websites tracked by these third
parties. This Privacy Statement does not cover the collection methods
or use of the information collected by these third parties, and SavvySME™
is not responsible for cookies or clear gifs in third party ads. We
encourage you to review the privacy policies or statements of these
third party advertising companies to learn more about their use of
cookies and other technologies.
This Privacy Statement only addresses the use and disclosure of information by SavvySME™. Other websites that may be accessible through links from our Sites may have their own privacy statements and personal information collection, use, and disclosure practices. Our merchants and business partners may have their own privacy statements, too. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the privacy statements provided by these other parties prior to providing them with information or taking advantage of an offer or promotion.
From time to time, we may update this Privacy Statement to clarify our practices or to reflect new or different privacy practices, such as when we add new features to our Sites. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information about our privacy practices.
We may provide your Personal Information to third-party service providers
who work on behalf of or with us to provide some of the services and
features of SavvySME™ and to help us communicate with you. Examples
of such services include sending email, analysing data, providing
marketing assistance, processing payments (including credit card payments),
and providing customer service. We require our third-party service
providers to promise not to use such information except as necessary
to provide the relevant services to us. This may include parties located, or that store data, outside of Australia including in USA. If you do not want us to use
or disclose Personal Information collected about you in the manner
You also acknowledge that in the event that SavvySME™ is sold to an acquiring company, you grant SavvySME™ the right to transfer all collected information to the acquiring company and SavvySME™ will not be required to obtain your prior consent or approval or to notify you of such a transfer.
SavvySME™ Pty Ltd.
Choice and Consent: Providing us with your personal information is optional to you.
and to us disclosing or receiving your personal information for these purposes.
Access: You may request details of personal information that we hold about you, in certain circumstances set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). An administrative fee may be payable for the provision of information. We may refuse to provide you with information that we hold about you, in certain circumstances set out in the Privacy Act.
Correction: If you believe that any information we hold on you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, please contact us by email. We rely in part upon customers advising us when their personal information changes. We will respond to any request within a reasonable time. We will endeavour to promptly correct any information found to be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.
Complaints: If you believe that we have breached the Australian Privacy Principles and wish to make a complaint about that breach, please contact us by email setting out details of the breach. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you in writing setting out the outcome of our investigation, what steps we propose to take to remedy the breach and any other action we will take to deal with your complaint.
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People like doing business with people they can trust, and the first step is to identify yourself with accurate information. This includes updating your profile with a photo, then write a short and punchy description of yourself. Next tell us your company name, location, and contact details followed by your industry and service offerings. You should also select your topics of interest so that content can be better tailored for you.
Your experience is not complete if you haven’t done anything on our site. Try answering a few questions, asking some new ones and rating and discussing some articles. This tells those who visit your profile your interests, what you look like, and what you are knowledgeable about. If they like what they see, they might want to connect with you, so make it vibrant and engaging! For tips on how to do this well please visit our Q&A: “How to increase your reputation on SavvySME™?”
If you're wondering how to get started, start here.
A community is only fun when you already know a few people in it, so invite your colleagues and business partners to participate. This allows you to already have a few engaged fans to join you in the community.
Express your opinions and support them with accurate facts, if necessary. If you find factual errors or disagree with someone, point them out, and make sure you can explain the error. If you're citing something, give a reference for it. Above all, be respectful at all times.
We want all the content on the SavvySME™ site to solve your problems as quickly as possible, so you can go back to growing your business. So for us to do this effectively we would appreciate if all answers, discussions and comments remain on topic and add value to the original poster’s question. If you would like to open a discussion on a different topic, ask a question or find an article that is along the theme.
There may be a very big urge to get out there and spreading your opinions and advice to as many places as you can find, but remember quality is important. You can get a higher reputation score by providing a valuable and detailed answer that gets voted up by our members, than answering a few more questions. If you provide something that really helps the rest of the community it will be shared and will have a far wider reach. So, make sure you spend a little more time and give an answer that goes above and beyond just answering the question.
The team at SavvySME™ created this website with a vision for business owners to enjoy the process of learning, finding out information and networking with others in the community, so please have fun with it. Ask a question. Participate in a discussion. Start your own conversation. Comment on an article or anything you see or read on the site. The more you participate, the more rewarding your experience will be. Your comments and input will also help others, and it will help you build your own reputation.
A good debate on any given topic is encouraged, given that it is based on facts and information. When it comes to opinions please remember that you don’t want to burn any bridges as you don’t know who they might know and it could affect your business in more damaging ways than you can imagine. So remember, before you click submit, ask yourself, would I want this conversation to be published on the news and have all my friends and family to see? Publishing it on the internet is more damaging and long-lasting than being on the news, and whatever you say can be easily found by your future business partners and customers, so please keep it constructive, and don’t get personal with anyone in the community.
Last of all, don't be aggressive or use profane language. Personal attacks or obscene material are not welcome and will be removed, and you may be suspended or banned.
Don't steal other people's ideas. Make sure that the ideas you put forward are your own. We also encourage people to refer to existing ideas and research but remember to give credit to the original source that is published.
Be transparent if you are a representative of the company, as we all want to know who we are really speaking to. Your views are just as valid as a company representative; just make sure you have permission to do so first. Also be transparent if you are giving advice about a product or service that you have a commercial interest in, whether it being your product, a business partner’s product or a product that you receive commissions or benefits on.
We encourage business to take place, and we have reserved our marketplace for that. If you have a product or service to sell, find out how to become a seller.
For now the main language is English on our site. We are working on making the service available to non-English speaking business owners, but until we have a translation service in place, all interactions are to be carried out in English.
In addition, do not contact community members outside of the SavvySME™ community without their permission. If you want to increase your sales and leads, we encourage you to build your reputation on SavvySME™, advertise with us and participate in our marketplace. You don’t want to start receiving uninvited sales pitches, so we expect you to return the courtesy for the rest of our members. If any community member reports a violation of this we will ban you.
We only want members that have the interest of the community at heart. You get back what you give so do not fill the website with useless and repetitive material stuffed with keywords and links for your own purposes. We encourage people to optimise their web presence but not at the expense of quality. Your brand will do better in the long run if you take care of it. Please ensure that all interactions on the website are helpful and do not contain links to your website.
Do not give your account access to an inexperienced individual that may use it to spam others. Any reports for spam will be taken seriously, and will result in a permanent ban.
In addition, the 3-strike suspension rule applies to private messaging. Your account will be suspended for 28 days if we receive 3 reports of spam from your recipient(s).
SavvySME is a great way to build a personal and business brand, but there are good ways to do it and bad ways to do it. Being a walking sales pitch or an avid backlinker is not a great way to gain the trust and respect of your community members. For this reason, self promoting links in places such as answers and articles will be removed. We allow links to websites other than your own and also specific pages on your website where it is absolutely relevant, but most of your promotion should be done through your profile. This is why we allow you to post up your website address on your profile and display your name, picture and title all over the site. Make sure that your name is followed by great and helpful content throughout the site.
Please remember we do moderate this website and will suspend and edit your content if it violates our community values. We closely monitor conversations and activity on SavvySME™. We reserve the right to remove any or all content that contravenes these guidelines. We also reserve the right to block users violating these guidelines from logging in and posting material to the website.