Smart Delivery Service - Terms and ConditionsThe Smart Courier Choice since 1989
In tendering the shipment for carriage, the shipper agrees to the Terms and Conditions of Contract contained herein. Responsibility for Packaging The shipper is responsible for adequately packaging all goods to protect the package and ensure safe transportation with ordinary care and handling. The shipper must label each package and further warrants that the contents of the shipment may be lawfully carried over public roads and highways and/or aboard aircraft, and is not prohibited under any applicable law or regulation. Smart Delivery Service Inc is not responsible for concealed damage, or damage to goods not boxed or packaged properly.
Limitations on Liability and Liabilities not Assumed
For customers with established shipping accounts, Smart Delivery Service Inc’s liability for loss or damage to your package is limited to your actual damages or $50.00, whichever is less, unless you declare a higher value at the time the order is placed, and the additional insurance charges are paid. If you declare a higher value and pay the additional insurance charge, our liability will be the lesser of your declared value or the actual value of your package. In any event, Smart Delivery Service Inc will not be liable for any damages whether direct, incidental, special or consequential in excess of the declared value of a shipment, whether or not Smart Delivery Service Inc had knowledge that such damages might be incurred including, but not limited to loss of income or profits.
For customers needing a “one-time” shipment without an established shipping account, you will not be able to declare a value greater than $50.00 for any shipment.
Smart Delivery Service Inc will not be liable for your acts or omissions including, but not limited to improper or insufficient packing, securing, marking or addressing, or for the acts or omissions of the recipient or anyone else with an interest in the package. Also, Smart Delivery Service Inc will not be liable, if you or recipient violates any of the terms of this document. Smart Delivery Service Inc will not be liable for loss of or damage to shipments of items prohibited by law. Smart Delivery Service Inc will not be liable for loss, damage or delay caused by events Smart Delivery Service Inc cannot control, including but not limited to acts of God, perils of air, weather conditions, heavy traffic & road conditions, acts of public enemies, wars, strikes, civic commotions or acts or omissions of public authorities (including customs and quarantine officials) with actual or apparent authority.
Smart will assume no liability for loss or damage to “EXTRAORDINARY VALUE” items, which include artwork, jewelry, furs, precious metals, cash and negotiable instruments. In addition, Smart Delivery Service Inc will not be liable for any loss or claim due to the late delivery of a shipment.
Filing a Claim
All claims must be made in writing within 48 hours of the delivery in which the loss or damage occurred. Claims must be made in writing along with invoice or receipt for damaged goods. If the recipient accepts your package without noting any damage on the delivery record, Smart Delivery Service Inc will assume that the package was delivered in good condition. In order for Smart Delivery Service Inc to process your claim, you must, to the extent possible, provide the original shipping cartons and packing for inspection.
Dry Run/No Load
An order which is not canceled prior to the driver’s arrival will be assessed the full delivery charge, or other appropriate charge(s) per already established shipping terms.
Smart Delivery Service Inc is exempt by law from charging sales tax on any delivery.
All COD payments are handled by already established shipping terms with each customer. Smart Delivery Service Inc will not be liable for any outstanding COD’s not reported within 30 days.
All or any invoice discrepancy must be reported within 15 days of invoice date, or no adjustment can be considered.
All invoice payments are due upon receipt, unless specified on your invoice or within a master shipping agreement. Interest charges of 1.5% per month will be charged on all invoices past due more than 30 days. Payment of an invoice is the sole responsibility of an individual or company whose account is used by any unauthorized entity.
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Credit Card Security
We are not aware of any unauthorized use of a credit card as a result of using this site. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, however, if you were to experience a problem, your credit card provider cannot hold you liable for more than $50.00 of fraudulent charges. If your credit card provider does hold you liable for any of this $50.00 amount, we will cover your entire liability up to the full $50.00. We will only cover this liability if the unauthorized use of your credit card resulted through no fault of your own and only for purchases made at this site while using our secure server. In the event of an unauthorized use of your credit card, you must notify your credit card provider in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures.
Change Your Personal Settings
The site gives registered users the option to modify personal information and preferences they have previously provided, such as their carrier preferences, credit card information and address book entries. This is done by visiting the “Personalize Your Service” page, clicking on one of the links displayed, and updating the information as desired.
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