Welcome to www.smartbus.org, the website for The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART).  By using this website, you agree to the following Terms of Use.  These terms are subject to change at the sole discretion of SMART and without notice.  Future use of this site will signify your acceptance of any changed terms.  It is your responsibility to read these Terms of Use periodically for any changes and/or updates.

Use of the SMART Website

All content on the SMART website is the property of SMART and will be protected by appropriate copyright, trademark, and other laws of the State of Michigan and the United States.  Please do not reproduce, duplicate, or copy anything contained on this website without first obtaining written permission of SMART.

Forbidden Use

You shall not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or that violates these Terms of Use.  By using this website, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless SMART and its officers, directors, agents and employees from any claims, liabilities, or damages which arise as a result of your unlawful use of this website and/or your violation of these Terms of Use.

Disclaimer

Any and all information contained on this website, including these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, may be changed without notice.  SMART makes no guarantees or warranties, express or implied, with regard to the availability, accuracy, use, or security of this website.  SMART is not responsible for any claims, liabilities, or damages which arise as a result of the use of, or inability to use this website.

PRIVACY POLICY

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) strives to protect your privacy when you use www.smartbus.org.  The Privacy Policy set forth below describes the practices which SMART employs in an attempt to protect any personal information you provide on this website and how SMART will use the information you provide.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information which SMART receives from sources other than this website.

Collection of Information

General Users.  SMART will not collect any personal information about you without your knowledge.  It is not necessary that you provide SMART with any personal information in order to browse most of the website.  However, before you access certain website features, SMART may ask you to provide personal information about yourself such as your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.  SMART uses this information primarily to send you personalized information about service changes, special events, and other news.  SMART and its partners will only send correspondence to you which you have authorized on the “MySMART” registration page.  You may change your personal settings, change your personal information, delete your account, or request to stop receiving correspondence at any time by visiting the “MySMART” page (www.smartbus.org/smart/MySmart/Login.aspx) and clicking on the “Edit My Profile” link.

Purchasing.  In order to make a purchase on the SMART website, you will need to provide SMART with certain personal information.  This may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, email address, telephone number, credit card number, and shipping and billing information.

Employment.  In order to submit an application for employment on the SMART website, you will be asked to provide certain personal information.  This may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, email address, telephone number, employment history, education information, social security number, driver’s license number, and date of birth.

Business Registration.  A business entity attempting to register on the SMART website will be required to provide information which may include, but is not limited to, name, address, email address, telephone number, and state and federal tax identification numbers.

Distribution of Information

In general, SMART will not disclose or release any personal information you provide on this website to any third-party without your permission.  However, SMART will release personal information to third-parties if doing so is required to provide the product or service you have requested.  Because SMART is a public agency subject to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), we may be required to release certain information collected on the website if a proper FOIA request is made.  Also, SMART will release information as required by law or court order.

Use of Cookies

SMART uses “cookies” to track site usage, popular pages and features of the website. “Cookies” also help you customize this website.  The “cookies” will not collect any personal data about website visitors.  If you set your internet browser to refuse cookies, you may be unable to take full advantage of the SMART website.

Third-Party Websites

As part of the services provided on this website, SMART may include access to the links of third-party websites.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to any third-party web sites.  It is your responsibility to review any policies and/or procedures regarding privacy which are employed by any third-party website that you visit.  SMART does not guarantee that third-party websites do not contain viruses, nor does SMART assure their accuracy.  SMART does not endorse the content of other websites and takes no responsibility for any claims, liabilities, or damages which arise as a result of your use of other websites.

Disclaimer of Security

SMART uses industry-standard software in an attempt to protect information and data that is transmitted to this website.  While SMART employs various measures designed to protect any information that you provide to this website, SMART cannot guarantee its safety against the unlawful acts of third-parties.  This Privacy Policy creates no guarantees or warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability and implied warranties of fitness for an intended purpose, regarding the security of information you provide on this website.

Contact SMART

Any questions, concerns or comments regarding this Privacy Policy may be directed to SMART at the following:

Administrative Office
Attn: Legal Department
Buhl Building
535 Griswold Street, Suite 600
Detroit, MI 48226
postmaster@smartbus.org