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These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) govern your use of all content, tools and services available through Travelgoat. By using or visiting Travelgoat, you (“you”, the “User” or the “Contributor”) expressly agree to be bound by these Terms and to follow these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations governing this site.

I. PRIVACY POLICY

Children
If you are under 13, you must first get permission from a parent or guardian before signing up for a Travelgoat account.

Collecting User Information
Travelgoat understands the privacy concerns of Internet users. If you're just surfing the site and downloading audio tracks, our servers automatically record information such as IP address, the pages you request, and Travelgoat cookie information.

When you sign up for a Travelgoat account, we will collect more personal information: your name, email address, gender, zip code, and other information we use to maintain your account and track the stories that you upload. You are no longer anonymous to Travelgoat once you have an account.

We may ask you to provide information about your personal tastes to personalize Travelgoat services to you. This information will always be voluntary, and you will still be able to use Travelgoat if you choose not to give us this information.

We will use this information to customize content and advertising, take your suggestions, contact you, or assess the popularity of Travelgoat content, tools and services.

Maintaining User Information
The above-described information will not be used to uniquely identify you to a third-party except as otherwise required by law. We will never rent, sell, or share any of your personal information on an individual basis with a third party or otherwise knowingly expose your information to anyone except as otherwise required by law. The information may only be provided to third parties if taken as a whole (i.e. 30% of the site is composed of females), but never on an individual basis except as otherwise required by law.

Whenever you give information to Travelgoat beyond general web usage statistics, your information will be transferred over a secured connection. We will take reasonable steps to protect the security of your personal information we obtain from you. We will also make all reasonable, good faith efforts to give you access to your personal information so you can correct inaccuracies or delete information.

BY SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO US, YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY COLLECT, USE AND DISCLOSE SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS OR REQUIREMENTS BY LAW.

II. DISCLAIMER

Travelgoat is an online open-content collaborative travel guide destination, that is, a voluntary association of individuals and groups who are developing a common resource of travel information. The structure of the project allows anyone with an Internet connection and World Wide Web browser to alter a majority of its content. Please be advised that nothing found here has necessarily been reviewed by professionals with the expertise required to provide you with complete, accurate or reliable information. Travelgoat cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields.

No formal peer review
Travelgoat is not uniformly peer reviewed; while readers may correct errors or engage in casual peer review, they have no legal duty to do so. Even information that has been vetted by informal peer review or featured article processes may later have been edited inappropriately, just before you view them.

ALL INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”. TRAVELGOAT DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THOSE ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OR TRADE.

None of the authors, contributors, sponsors, administrators, sysops, or anyone else connected with Travelgoat in any way whatsoever can be responsible for the appearance of any inaccurate or libelous information or for your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages.

Trademarks
Any of the trademarks, service marks, collective marks, design rights, personality rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited in the articles, audio or other media provided by Travelgoat are the property of their respective owners. Unless otherwise stated, Travelgoat and Travelgoat sites are neither endorsed nor affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such Travelgoat cannot grant any rights to use any otherwise protected materials. Your use of any such or similar incorporeal property is at your own risk.

Use of Travelgoat Content
The information on Travelgoat is intended for informational purposes only. Travelgoat does not vet all of the information provided by contributors to the site. Travelgoat does not guarantee your safety if you follow the advice contained in any of the information provided. Subject to applicable law, use of Travelgoat and its content, including but not limited to, use of tips and travel suggestions, is at your sole risk.

EXCEPT IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE SUCH PROVISIONS ARE RESTRICTED, TRAVELGOAT WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS.

Third-Party Acts
Travelgoat disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions, and conduct of any third-party users, Travelgoat users, advertisers, and/or sponsors on the site, in connection with the site, or otherwise related to your use of the site. Travelgoat is not responsible for the products, services, actions, or failure to act of any third party in connection with or referenced on the site. Without limiting the foregoing, you may report the misconduct of users and/or third-party advertisers or service and/or product providers referenced on or included in the site to Travelgoat at zach@travelgoat.com. Travelgoat may investigate the claim and take appropriate action, at its sole discretion.

Offline Conduct>
Although Travelgoat cannot monitor the conduct of its users off the site, it is a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from this site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user without his/her prior explicit consent.

Violation of Terms
You agree that monetary damages may not provide a sufficient remedy to Travelgoat for violations of these Terms and you consent to injunctive or other equitable relief for such violations.

Disputes
If there is any dispute about or involving the site, you, by using the site, agree that the dispute will be governed only by the laws of the State of New York without regard to the conflict of law principles thereof. You agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts only of the State of New York, City of New York (Manhattan).

III. OWNERSHIP

Posting Information on Travelgoat
Contributor warrants that all information that they contribute to Travelgoat is the Contributor's sole original work and was not copied in whole or in party from any other work. In addition, Contributor warrants that content they contributed is not libelous or obscene, and none of the content they contributed infringes, misappropriates or violates any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. Finally, Contributor warrants that they have the full right to allow them to provide the Company with the licenses provided for herein.

Once content has been contributed, Travelgoat reserves the right and sole discretion, but not the obligation, to refuse to post or to remove any contributed content. In particular, content will be removed it contains any of the following:

  • Offensive language, including harmful or abusive language, expletives or profanities, obscenities, or hate speech, or harassing, vulgar, or sexually explicit language;
  • References to illegal activity;
  • Content that contains personal attacks;
  • Personal information, such as phone numbers, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, personal Web sites, etc.;
  • Messages that are clearly advertising or commercial in nature and do not specifically relate to the subject at hand;
  • Content determined by Travelgoat to be illegal or to violate any federal, state, or local law or regulation or the rights of any other person or entity;
  • Content that is encrypted or that contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, interfere with, intercept, or appropriate any system, data, or personal information;
  • Content that violates the standards of good taste or the standards of this Web site, as determined by Travelgoat in its sole discretion; and,
  • Content that meets any other criteria that Travelgoat deems as cause to remove the said content.

Compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
Travelgoat respects the intellectual property of others. It is Travelgoat's policy to respond expeditiously to claims of copyright and other intellectual property infringement. Travelgoat will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying with the DMCA, Travelgoat may act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and may act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. Travelgoat will terminate access for subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers.

To provide Travelgoat notice of an infringement, you must provide a written communication to the attention of "DMCA Infringement Notification Dept." care of zach@travelgoat.com that sets forth the information specified by the DMCA (http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#512). Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is infringing your copyright.

If we remove or disable access to content in response to an infringement notice, we will make reasonable attempts to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content. If you feel that your material does not constitute infringement, you may provide Travelgoat with a counter notification by written communication to the attention of "DMCA Counter Notification Dept." at zach@travelgoat.com that sets forth all of the necessary information required by the DMCA (http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#512). Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is not infringing the copyrights of others. If you are uncertain whether an activity constitutes infringement, we recommended seeking advice of an attorney.

Information License between Travelgoat and Contributor
The Contributor agrees that by posting any content onto Travelgoat.com or any other of the Company's sites, the Contributor automatically grants, and the Contributor represents and warrants that they have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose on or in connection with Travelgoat.com or any other Company site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. Travelgoat is under no obligation to pay any consideration to the Contributor for any information. In circumstances where the Contributor and Travelgoat agree, prior to contribution, that Travelgoat will not have unrestricted use of the content, Travelgoat will not receive the above-described license. This statement does not supersede the Privacy Statement and no personal information will be owned by Travelgoat.

Information is not endorsed by Travelgoat
Reviews do not reflect the views of Travelgoat or its employees, officers, directors, shareholders or members. Travelgoat does not assume responsibility or liability for any information or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from any use of the site or the materials contained therein

IV. ALTERATIONS OF THIS TERMS OF USE

Travelgoat reserves the right to alter this terms of use at any time. Travelgoat will, in a best faith effort, attempt to maintain the intent of this agreement in future revisions. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then current Terms because they are binding on you.

These Terms supersede any prior Travelgoat Terms relating to the use of this site that were displayed previously on this site.

V. CONTACT DETAILS

If you see objectionable information or have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact Travelgoat at zach@travelgoat.com. Thank you