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Terms of use

These "Terms of Use" set forth the terms and conditions that apply to your use of TravelJournal (the "Web Site"). By using the Web Site (other than to read this page for the first time), you agree to comply with all of the Terms of Use set forth herein. The right to use the Web Site is personal to you, and is not transferable to any other person or entity.

Copyrights and Trademarks

  1. All materials contained on the Web Site are Copyright 2009-2011, TravelJournal. All rights reserved.
  2. No person is authorized to use, copy or distribute any portion the Web Site including related artwork, code or content without the prior written authorization of TravelJournal.
  3. TravelJournal and other trademarks and/or service marks (including logos and designs) found on the Web Site are trademarks/service marks that identify TravelJournal and the goods and/or services provided by TravelJournal. Such marks may not be used under any circumstances without the prior written authorization of TravelJournal.
  4. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or otherwise exploit any of the content of this site, in whole or in part.
  5. This website is protected from content theft by both passive and active components. Any copyright infringements of the website content and other copyrighted material will result in prosecution according to the international copyright law.

Access to the Web Site

In order to publish a travel journal, comment on existing journals, interact with other users, and to obtain certain other benefits and services from the Web Site (together referred to as "Services"), you must first register and become a Member of the Web Site ("Membership").

In consideration of your use of the Services, you represent that you:

  1. are of legal capacity to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving Services under the laws of your applicable jurisdiction;
  2. are at least 13 years of age in order to use the Services;
  3. agree that in registering for Membership you will make a reasonable effort to sustain updated and accurate personal information.

Submission of Content to the Web Site

When submitting your content to the Web Site (including any text, graphics, photographs, video or audio) you warrant that you are the owner of the content, or have been granted all the rights necessary from the owner.

By submitting your content you also agree to grant TravelJournal a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your content worldwide and/or to incorporate your content in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your content.

Participation in such services is always optional, if you do not want to grant to TravelJournal the rights set out above, please do not submit your content.


All personal information gathered from you in connection with your use of the Web Site will be governed by TravelJournal's Privacy Policy, which may be accessed by clicking on the following hyperlink: http://www.traveljournal.com/privacy.php.

You acknowledge that you have read the Privacy Policy, the terms of which are incorporated herein, and agree that the terms of the Privacy Policy are reasonable. You consent to the use of your personal information in accordance with and for the purposes set forth in the Privacy Policy.

Links to Third-Party Web Sites

TravelJournal may provide hyperlinks to third-party web sites as a convenience to users of the Web Site. TravelJournal does not control third-party web sites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party web sites or any hyperlink in a linked-to web site. TravelJournal does not endorse, recommend or approve any third-party web site hyperlinked from the Web Site. TravelJournal will have no liability to any entity for the content or use of the content available through such a hyperlink.

Termination of Service

TravelJournal may discontinue the Web Site and/or any of the Services at anytime in its sole discretion, with or without notice.

TravelJournal reserves the right, under its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate your Membership and refuse any and all current and future use of Services if we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is false, done under malicious intentions, and/or provided to gain access intended to be used in a harmful manner to other members, their content, the Services, and/or the Web Site.

Additionally, TravelJournal may suspend or terminate your Membership as a Member and/or deny your access to, or use of content or the Services, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, if TravelJournal reasonably believes that:

  1. your conduct has violated any provision of the Terms of Use; or
  2. you have violated or misappropriated any of TravelJournal's or any third party's rights.

Such right of termination shall be in addition to, and not be lieu of, any other right to relief or remedy to which TravelJournal, its affiliates or its third party providers, partners or distributors may be entitled at law or in equity.

No Representations or Warranties; Limitations on Liability

The information and materials on the Web Site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Ongoing changes are made to the information contained herein, and TravelJournal will do its best to notify all members of any major changes when they occur.

TravelJournal makes no representations or warranties with respect to any information, materials or graphics on the Web Site, all of which is provided on a strictly "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind and hereby expressly disclaims all warranties with regard to any information, materials or graphics on the Web Site, including all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Under no circumstances shall the Web Site owners or publishers be liable under any theory of recovery, at law or in equity, for any damages, including without limitation, special, direct, incidental, consequential or punitive damages (including, but not limited to loss of use or lost profits), arising out of or in any manner connected with the use of information or services, or the failure to provide information or services, from the Web Site.

Changes to These Terms of Use

TravelJournal reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time by posting new Terms of Use at this location.

You may contact TravelJournal with any questions relating to these Terms of Use at our contact page.

Last updated: March 9, 2010