Terms & conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE OR ENTERING ANY COMPETITION SPONSORED BY THIS SITE.

LAST UPDATED: May, 2018

As used herein, “Travelcommunity” refers to Travelcommunity.co LLC, its website located at www.Travelcommunity.co (the “Site”), and other sites on the world wide web (including sites designed to be accessed by browsers using Wireless Application Protocol) originating in the United States which are owned and/or operated by Travelcommunity.co or its subsidiaries or affiliates. “Social Media” shall refer to Travelcommunity.co’s page or presence on social media platforms, including, but not limited to, Facebook Twitter and Instagram.

 

These Terms & Conditions, together with any other terms, conditions or policies set forth elsewhere in the Site, constitute the entire agreement between you and Travelcommunity.co in connection with your access and use of the Site.

 

By using the Site, you indicate your acceptance of these Terms & Conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms & Conditions, you have no license to access the Site and should leave immediately, and you should not participate in any contest, sweepstakes or other competition sponsored by Travelcommunity.co.

 

Travelcommunity.co reserves the right, in its sole discretion at any time, to change these Terms & Conditions or impose new conditions, including, but not limited to, adding fees and charges for use. Such changes, updates or additions shall take effect immediately upon Travelcommunity.co posting the most current version of the Terms & Conditions on the Site. The date on which these Terms & Conditions were last updated is posted above. Your continued use of the Site after Travelcommunity.co posts any such changes to the Terms & Conditions shall be deemed to constitute your acceptance of the modified Terms & Conditions.

 

Travelcommunity.co may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time, including the availability of any feature or content. Travelcommunity.co may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or the entire Site without notice or liability.

 

Users of the Site agree to indemnify and hold harmless Travelcommunity.co, its sponsors, and its and their respective affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, members, employees, and agents from and against all liability, damages, loss, cost, or expense (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising out of or in connection with any claim, suit, action, or proceeding against Travelcommunity.co by a third party which arises out of the use by the user (or the use by any person authorized by the user) of the Site.

 

TRAVELCOMMUNITY.CO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO USERS OF THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF USE OF THIS SITE AND/OR THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS, EVEN IF TRAVELCOMMUNITY.CO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES.

 

  1. Terms Relating to Submission of Photographs to Travelcommunity.co

 

By using this Site and in consideration of Travelcommunity.co evaluating your photography for its possible use on the Site, Social Media and/or in a Travelcommunity.co newsletter, the contributor (the “Photographer”) agrees to the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms & Conditions.

 

Photographers who submit a photo or photosets (a “Photo”) to Travelcommunity.co retain full rights to their Photo, except as otherwise set forth herein.

 

Travelcommunity.co shall have the right to accept any Photo, display it on the Site, promote it on Travelcommunity.co’s Social Media and use it in a Travelcommunity.co newsletter. Selection of Photos to be used or featured shall be in Travelcommunity.co’s sole and absolute discretion, and Travelcommunity.co shall have no obligation to use or display any Photo.

 

Travelcommunity.co shall have the option to create an article, including, but not limited to, a feature article, on the Photographer, including his/her Photo, providing exposure to the Photographer’s personal web site and his/her work, without any additional compensation to Photographer.

 

Travelcommunity.co shall have a perpetual, royalty free license to use any Photo, and to alter, change, rework or create derivative works of the Photo, as follows: (a) on or in connection with the Site, or any other electronic or other platform now know or hereinafter derived that is owned or operated by Travelcommunity.co; (b) on or in connection with materials promoting Travelcommunity.co and/or the Site; (c) in books, magazines, Social Media, newsletters, and all other media now known or hereinafter derived.

 

If a Photo is selected, the Photographer may use the Photo (or derivatives of the Photo) or allow others to use the Photo (or derivatives of the Photo) for any purpose, except in a manner that is derogatory or otherwise critical of Travelcommunity.co. The Photographer represents, warrants and certifies that the Photo that is licensed to Travelcommunity.co is his/her own original work, is the sole property of Photographer and does not infringe the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary or personal rights. Photographer further represents, warrants and certifies that such Photo has not been previously published, and shall not include any material that is profane, offensive, or that advocates or encourages any illegal activity.

 

Photographer agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Travelcommunity.co, its sponsors, and its and their respective affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, members, employees, and agents from and against all liability, damages, loss, cost, or expense (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising out of or in connection with (i) any claim, suit, action, or proceeding based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, (ii) Photographer’s use of a Photo not in accordance with these Terms & Conditions, (iii) any breach by Photographer of his/her obligations, representations or warranties hereunder, and/or (iv) any claim, suit, action, or proceeding relating to the ownership, use or exploitation of a Photo by Travelcommunity.co and/or its sponsors, including, but not limited to, any claim relating to the violation of any third party’s trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary or personal rights in connection with a Photo.

 

Participants, who in the opinion of Travelcommunity.co, do not comply with these Terms & Conditions, or for any other reason in Travelcommunity.co’s sole discretion, can at any time be excluded from consideration without notice. The decisions of Travelcommunity.co are final and binding.

 

  1. Terms Relating to Submission of Written Content to Travelcommunity.co

 

By using this Site and in consideration of Travelcommunity.co evaluating your submission (the “Writing”) for its possible use on the Site, Social Media and/or in a Travelcommunity.co newsletter, the contributor (the “Writer”) agrees to the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms & Conditions.

 

Writers who submit their Writing to Travelcommunity.co retain full rights to their Writing, except as otherwise set forth herein.

 

Travelcommunity.co shall have a perpetual, royalty free license to use any Writing, and to alter, change, rework or create derivative works of the Writing, as follows: (a) on or in connection with the Site, or any other electronic or other platform now know or hereinafter derived that is owned or operated by Travelcommunity.co; (b) on or in connection with materials promoting Travelcommunity.co and/or the Site; (c) in books, magazines, Social Media, newsletters, and all other media now known or hereinafter derived.

 

Travelcommunity.co agrees to post a short bio of the Writer at the bottom of an article, providing exposure to the Writer’s personal website and relevant social media buttons if requested.

 

Travelcommunity.co may use the selected Writing in any matter on or in connection with the Site, including, but not limited to: changing or reworking the Writing by making grammatical, structural, and other general editing changes (as necessary), making derivative works of the Writing, using the Writing on the Site, Social Media and/or on promotional material.

 

If a Writing is selected, the Writer may use the Writing (or derivatives of the Writing) or allow others to use the Writing (or derivatives of the Writing) for any purpose, except in a manner that is derogatory or otherwise critical of Travelcommunity.co. The Writer represents, warrants and certifies that the Writing that is licensed to Travelcommunity.co is his/her own original work, is the sole property of Writer and does not infringe the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary or personal rights.

 

Writer further represents, warrants and certifies that such Writing has not been previously published, and shall not include any material that is profane, offensive, or that advocates or encourages any illegal activity.

 

Writer agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Travelcommunity.co, its sponsors, and its and their respective affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, members, employees, and agents from and against all liability, damages, loss, cost, or expense (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising out of or in connection with (i) any claim, suit, action, or proceeding based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, (ii) Writer’s use of a Writing not in accordance with these Terms & Conditions, (iii) any breach by Writer of his/her obligations, representations or warranties hereunder, and/or (iv) any claim, suit, action, or proceeding relating to the ownership, use or exploitation of a Writing by Travelcommunity.co and/or its sponsors, including, but not limited to, any claim relating to the violation of any third party’s trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary or personal rights in connection with a Writing.

 

If the Writing is not deemed suitable for publishing as determined by Travelcommunity.co, Travelcommunity.co will notify the Writer of the reason(s) for its determination by e-mail within thirty days.

 

Participants, who in the opinion of Travelcommunity.co, do not comply with these Terms & Conditions, or for any other reason in Travelcommunity.co’s sole discretion, can at any time be excluded from consideration without notice. The decisions of Travelcommunity.co are final and binding.

 

  1. Terms and Conditions for Social Media, Twitter Chats and Instagram Challenges

 

If you respond to questions or posts by Travelcommunity.co or post content on or via our official brand presence on Social Media, we may use or republish your posted content, including, but not limited to, texts, photographs, videos, and/or other materials, as set forth herein. Our Social Media platforms include Travelcommunity.co Facebook Page, Travelcommunity.co Instagram Account, Travelcommunity.co Twitter Account, Travelcommunity.co Google+ Page, Travelcommunity.co Pinterest Page, Travelcommunity.co VSCO Grid, and all other social media or networking sites owned or associated with Travelcommunity.co.

 

D(1) Terms and Conditions for Travelcommunity.co’s #Travelcommunity Twitter Chats:

 

By participating in our Twitter Chat, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

 

You have the right to submit the tweet and all content submitted therewith (the “Tweet”).

 

You represent and warrant that the Tweet does not (i) violate or infringe any rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, rights of publicity and privacy and (ii) include any material that is profane, offensive, or that advocates or encourages any illegal activity (Note: If any third-party content is included in your posted Tweet you must obtain permission from the content owner and attribute this Tweet to the owner).

 

Your Tweet (including text, photograph, and video) can be used on the Travelcommunity.co Site and Social Media.

 

Your Tweet can be copied, adapted, reproduced, published, posted, distributed and translated by Travelcommunity.co for advertising and commercial purposes.

 

You agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Travelcommunity.co, its sponsors, and its and their respective affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, members, employees, and agents from and against all liability, damages, loss, cost, or expense (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising out of or in connection with (i) any claim, suit, action, or proceeding based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, (ii) any breach by you of your obligations, representations or warranties hereunder, and/or (iii) any claim, suit, action, or proceeding relating to the ownership, use or exploitation of a Tweet by Travelcommunity.co and/or its sponsors, including, but not limited to, any claim relating to the violation of any third party’s trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary or personal rights in connection with a Tweet.

 

If you are the winner of a prize, prizes or prize package from the Twitter Chat, you have 72 hours from the announcement to claim your prize.

 

Winner will be notified by e-mail. After 72 hours, the prize will be assigned to the next deserving participant from the Twitter Chat as determined by Travelcommunity.co.

 

All decisions regarding the assigned prizes are made by the Travelcommunity.co and are final.

 

D(2) Terms of Use for Travelcommunity.co’s #travelcommunity Series Instagram Challenges

 

By tagging to our Instagram Challenges, you agree to the following terms:

 

You have the right to submit the content.

 

You represent and warrant that the content does not (i) violate or infringe any rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, rights of publicity and privacy and (ii) include any material that is profane, offensive, or that advocates or encourages any illegal activity.

 

You retain full rights to your photography, except as otherwise set forth herein.

 

Your writeup (or parts of your writeup) can be edited or reorganized by a member of our staff.

 

Your photo/video and writeup (or parts of your writeup) may be featured on the Site, Social Media and/or in a Travelcommunity.co newsletter as well as our sponsors’ websites and/or social media channels (if applicable).

 

You agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Travelcommunity.co, its sponsors, and its and their respective affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, members, employees, and agents from and against all liability, damages, loss, cost, or expense (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising out of or in connection with (i) any claim, suit, action, or proceeding based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, (ii) any breach by you of your obligations, representations or warranties hereunder, and/or (iii) any claim, suit, action, or proceeding relating to the ownership, use or exploitation of content you submit by Travelcommunity.co and/or its sponsors, including, but not limited to, any claim relating to the violation of any third party’s trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary or personal rights in connection with content you submit.

 

Travelcommunity.co may, at any time, alter the timeline of the photo contest through an announcement on social media and on the Travelcommunity.co website.

 

Travelcommunity.co may, at any time, remove the photo/video from the Site or Social Media for any reason, including, but not limited to, objectionable images, poor photo quality, or copyright infringement.

 

Travelcommunity.co may ask you to provide your email or relevant information if selected as a winner. Travelcommunity.co may share this information with contest sponsors in order to facilitate delivery of prize(s).

 

Travelcommunity.co reserves the right to demand that the prize(s) be returned in full should the winner or honorable mentions fail to comply with their obligations hereunder.

 

Your photo/video and writeup may be used in a book featuring photos and stories from around the world.

 

If you are the potential winner of a prize, prizes or prize package from the Instagram Challenge, you have ten (10) days from the announcement to claim your prize.

 

After ten (10) days, the prize will be assigned to the next deserving participant from the Instagram Challenge as determined by Travelcommunity.co.

 

If airfare, train or bus travel is included in the prize, Travelcommunity.co or its partner has full discretion in the timing and selection of the winner’s travel arrangements.

 

If accommodation is included in the prize, Travelcommunity.co or its partner has full discretion in the timing and selection of the winner’s travel arrangements.

 

If you are the potential winner of a prize, prizes or prize package from the Instagram Challenge, you must have complied with the instructions and terms and conditions to be eligible. If it is later discovered that you have not complied with the instructions or terms and conditions, the prize may be revoked.

 

All decisions regarding the assigned prizes are made by Travelcommunity.co are final.

 

There may be additional terms and conditions for each individual photo contest. Be sure to read through the Instagram Challenge instructions for each one.

 

  1. Terms and Conditions for Travelcommunity.co’s #Travelcommunity Series

 

By tagging your photo with #Travelcommunity on Instagram or submitting through our Site, you agree to the following terms:

 

You have the right to submit this content.

 

You represent and warrant that the content does not (i) violate or infringe any rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, rights of publicity and privacy and (ii) include any material that is profane, offensive, or that advocates or encourages any illegal activity.

 

Your writeup (or parts of your writeup) can be edited and reorganized by a member of our staff.

 

Your photo can be featured on the Site.

 

Your photo can be used on Travelcommunity.co Social Media.

 

Your photo could be used in a book featuring photos and stories from around the world.

 

You agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Travelcommunity.co, its sponsors, and its and their respective affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, members, employees, and agents from and against all liability, damages, loss, cost, or expense (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising out of or in connection with (i) any claim, suit, action, or proceeding based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, (ii) any breach by you of your obligations, representations or warranties hereunder, and/or (iii) any claim, suit, action, or proceeding relating to the ownership, use or exploitation of content you submit by Travelcommunity.co and/or its sponsors, including, but not limited to, any claim relating to the violation of any third party’s trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary or personal rights in connection with content you submit.

 

 

PRIVACY POLICY

 

BY VISITING WWW.TRAVELCOMMUNITY.CO, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY.

 

OVERVIEW

 

Travelcommunity.co is committed to protecting your privacy online. This Privacy Policy describes the personal information we collect through this website at www.Travelcommunity.co (the “Site”), and how we collect and use that information.

 

The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refers to Travelcommunity.co. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site.

 

The term “personal information” is defined as information that you voluntarily provide to us that personally identifies you and/or your contact information, such as your name, phone number, and email address.

 

Travelcommunity.co is a web blog whose mission is to promote the transformative power of travel (the “Service”). Travelcommunity.co primarily features articles, travel stories (Wanderlust Stories) and Photo Essays.

 

Use of Travelcommunity.co, including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by Travelcommunity.co, is subject to the following Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to all site visitors, customers, and all other users of the site. By using the Site or Service, you agree to this Privacy Policy, without modification, and acknowledge reading it.

 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

 

This Site only collects the personal information you voluntarily provide to us, which may include:

 

First and Last Name

 

Email Address in order to subscribe to e-mail newsletter

 

The information you provide is used to process transactions, send periodic emails, and improve the service we provide. We do share your information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business and servicing clients and visitors. These trusted third parties agree to keep this information confidential. Your personal information will never be shared with unrelated third parties.

 

ACTIVITY

 

We may record information relating to your use of the Site, such as the searches you undertake, the pages you view, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information. We use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.

 

COOKIES

 

We may send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our service. The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the Site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly or at all.

 

THIRD PARTY LINKS

 

The Site may contain links to third party websites. Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you on our Site. Other sites accessible through our site via links or otherwise have their own policies in regard to privacy. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.

 

SECURITY

 

We maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect your personal information shared with us through our Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with us through this Site could be

 

accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our Site without our knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.

 

CHILDREN

 

To access or use the Site, you must be 18 years old or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into this Privacy Policy. Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the Site.

 

UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION

 

You may access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting us via email at [email protected]

 

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

 

You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Site and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. We will notify you of any changes to this privacy policy by posting those changes on this page.

 

CONTACT

 

If you have questions about our privacy policy, please email us at [email protected]

 

Updated: 10/01/2017