Terms and Conditions

Website Terms and Conditions

Effective: 1 Jan 2011

Personal Travel Guides .com ("PTG") makes the materials on this Website ("Site") including all information, documents, communications, files, text, graphics, software, and products included on this Site (collectively "Materials"), available for your use subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this document and any changes to this document made by PTG from time to time (collectively, "Terms and Conditions"). The term “PTG” or “us” or “we” or “our” refers to Personal Travel Guides .com, the owner of the Web site. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our Web Site.  By downloading, viewing, or using any Materials, you agree to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you may not use, access, download, or view the Materials.

 

Definitions

Personal Travel Guides (PTG’s) on PersonalTravelGuides.com are people who signup for a free membership to the website. A PTG membership allows them to post their photo, profile and other information on the website. PTG’s sign up because they are willing to provide excellent service to Travelers who are visiting their city.

 Travelers are members who have signed up and paid for a subscription because they plan to do some traveling and would like a Personal Travel Guide to assist them in making their trip a personalized pleasurable experience.

 

The Terms and Conditions set forth in this document are divided into 3 distinct sections:

  • Section 1 Terms & Conditions for all Users/Viewers of this website
  • Section 2 Terms & Conditions specifically for Personal Travel Guides
  • Section 3 Terms & Conditions specifically for Members /Travelers         

 

Section 1 – All Users / Viewers of this website

Limited License

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license (a) to access and use the Site strictly in accordance with this Agreement; (b) to use the Site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes; and (c) to print out discrete information from the Site solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes.  You may not (a) copy, republish, display, distribute, transmit, sell, rent, lease, loan or otherwise make available in any form or by any means all or any portion of the Site or any Content and Materials retrieved there the site. No print out or electronic version of any part of the Site or its contents may be used by you in any litigation or arbitration matter whatsoever under any circumstances.

Restrictions on Use

The copyright and ownership interests in all Materials is held by Personal Travel Guides.com and is protected by U.S. laws and international treaty provisions. You agree not to use, copy, republish, frame, post, transfer, display, perform, download, transmit, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, license, sublicense, reverse engineer, or create derivative works based on the Materials, except as expressly allowed herein. Unauthorized use of any Materials may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, communications regulations and statutes or other applicable laws, rules or regulations, and may subject you to civil liability and/or criminal penalties.

Termination

These Terms and Conditions are effective until terminated by Personal Travel Guides.com. We may terminate these Terms and Conditions with respect to you or any other third party without notice at any time for any reason. Upon termination all rights granted in these Terms and Conditions shall immediately cease to exist and you must promptly discontinue all use of the Materials and this Site and destroy all copies of the Materials downloaded by you. In addition, in the event that we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have breached any of our Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to terminate access to this Site and take any other action which we, in our sole discretion, deem to be appropriate. All terms that by their nature should survive termination of these Terms and Conditions will survive.

Disclaimer

The website owner makes no warranties, representations, statements or guarantees (whether express, implied in law or residual) regarding the website. The website owner shall not be responsible for and disclaims all liability for any loss, liability, damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential), personal injury or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by you or any third party , as a result of or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly, to your access and use of the website, any information contained on the website, your personal information or material and information transmitted over our system.

Trademarks

The trademarks, names, logos and service marks (collectively “trademarks”) displayed on this website are registered and unregistered trademarks of the website owner. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademark without the prior written permission of the website owner.“Personal Travel Guides.com" and others are our service marks or registered service marks or trademarks. Other product and company names mentioned on the Site may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Copyright

The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, digital conversion and other matters related to the Site are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of the Site is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the Site. The posting of information or materials on the Site does not constitute a waiver of any right in such information and materials. Some of the content on the site may be the copyrighted work of third parties.

Personal Information

Information submitted to Personal Travel Guides.com is governed by the sites Privacy Policy

User Submissions

Except as provided in the Privacy Policy, no ideas, material, information or other communication you submit or post to the Site will be considered confidential or proprietary. All such material becomes the exclusive property of  PTG, which is entitled to use such material for any purpose without restriction or compensation. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Site any unlawful, infringing, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or pornographic material or any other material that would violate any law.

Links to Other Sites

External links may be provided for your convenience, but they are beyond the control of the website owner and no representation is made as to their content. The presence of links to other sites or materials does not imply that we endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of such sites or materials. Use or reliance on any external links and the content thereon provided is at your own risk.

Access to Password-Protected or Secure Areas

Some areas of the Site are restricted to authorized users only. Access to and use of areas of the Site that are password-protected and/or secure is restricted to such authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas may be subject to civil liability and criminal penalties.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO EVENT AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL PERSONAL TRAVEL GUIDES.COM BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR ANY LOSS OF DATA, COSTS, FEES OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THIS SITE, OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIALS, OR ANY DATA SUPPLIED THEREWITH, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or special damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

General

 Any provision of any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices, which is or becomes unenforceable in any jurisdiction, whether due to being void, invalidity, illegality, unlawfulness or for any reason whatever, shall, in such jurisdiction only and only to the extent that it is so unenforceable, be treated as void and the remaining provisions of any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices shall remain in full force and effect.

All waivers must be in writing. Any waiver or failure to enforce these Terms and Conditions on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion. You may not assign your rights or obligations granted under these Terms and Conditions without the prior written consent of Personal Travel Guides.com. Any attempted assignment or transfer without such prior written consent from PTG shall be null and void. The headings of sections of these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and are not to be used in interpreting these Terms and Conditions. In the event PTG is required to initiate legal proceedings to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions or you initiate any legal proceedings relating to these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover all reasonable attorneys' fees from the other party. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties regarding the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, understandings, and communication, whether written or oral. These Terms and Conditions may only be modified by PTG in a writing.

 

Section 2 – Terms & Conditions specifically for Personal Travel Guides

 

Registration

Persons wishing to become a PTG must complete an online registration form. In filling out registration form, you agree:

1        To provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself

2        To maintain and promptly update the registration data to keep it accurate, current and complete at all times while you are a Personal Travel Guide.

Providing information that is untrue, inaccurate or not current is against the Terms of service and could be reason to suspend or terminate your membership.

Your Account

To access your account and the restricted parts of this website you must use the name and password obtained during registration. These two pieces of information are very important and should be safeguarded. In addition, you must not provide access to PersonalTravelGuides.com to any other person. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for all activities that occur under your user name and password. If you believe your password has been compromised it it your responsibility to change it immediately on the My Account page.

 

Contact

All contact will be initiated by Members / Travelers via the private messaging system. Guides are prohibited from posting personal contact addresses, phone numbers, website links, or any other means with the purpose of circumventing Traveler's contact via this website and its private messaging system.

As a Personal Travel Guide you will not be allowed to initiate contact with the Travelers or other PTG’s. Once you receive a private message from a Traveler you will be expected to reply ASAP. Not only is this good for the reputation of this site it will also improve your chances of being hired.

 In the unlikely event you should receive SPAM or other inappropriate mail in your private messages please report it to the site admin immediately.

 

Section 3 – Terms & Conditions specifically for Members / Travelers

Registration

Travelers wishing to contact the Personal Travel Guides (PTG’s) must complete an online registration form and pay the subscription fee. In filling out registration form, you agree:

  1. To provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself
  2. To maintain and promptly update the registration data to keep it accurate, current and complete at all times while you are a member.

Providing information that is untrue, inaccurate or not current is against the Terms of service and could be reason to suspend or terminate your membership.

Your Account

To access your account and the restricted parts of this website you must use the name and password obtained during registration. These two pieces of information are very important and should be safeguarded. In addition, you must not provide access to PersonalTravelGuides.com to any other person. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for all activities that occur under your user name and password. If you believe your password has been compromised it it your responsibility to change it immediately on the My Account page.

Contact

All contact will be initiated by Members / Travelers via the private messaging system. As a Members / Traveler you will initiate contact with the PTG’s. Once a Personal Travel Guide receives your message they will be able to respond to you with any information you have requested .In the unlikely event you should receive SPAM or other inappropriate mail in your private messages please report it to the site admin immediately.

Membership Fees

Membership fees must be paid at the time of registration. If you select a month-to-month subscription it will be automatically renewed each 30 days unless canceled prior to expiration. If you select a yearly subscription it will expire at the end of 365 days but can be renewed in the subscription section of your account page.  

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