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TripAdvisor terms and conditions of use (the "Terms and Conditions")

This TripAdvisor website (this "Site") is operated by TripAdvisor LLC, 141 Needham Street, Newton, MA 02464, USA ("TripAdvisor").

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. By using this Site, you explicitly agree to comply with and be bound by the following Terms and Conditions, which TripAdvisor may change at any time in accordance with the Terms and Conditions herein. Please review these Terms and Conditions periodically for changes. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions then you are not authorised to use this Site.

Ownership and copyright

Except as otherwise indicated, this Site, and all text, images, marks, logos and other content contained herein ("Site Content") is (c) 2014, TripAdvisor LLC, all rights reserved. TRIPADVISOR, the owl logo and all other marks displayed on this Site (the "Trademarks") are registered and/or common law trademarks of TripAdvisor LLC and/or various third parties. Nothing contained on this Site may be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark without the prior written permission of TripAdvisor or such other party that may own the Trademarks.

Use of this Site

TripAdvisor authorises you to view, download and print Site Content subject to the following conditions: (i) you may only do so for your own personal and non-commercial use; (ii) you may not modify the Site Content; (iii) any displays or printouts of Site Content must be marked "(c) 2014, TripAdvisor LLC All rights reserved."; (iv) you may not remove or modify any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices that have been placed in the Site Content by TripAdvisor; (v) you may not reproduce, prepare derivative works from, distribute or display Site Content, except as provided herein. Except as expressly permitted above, copying, transmission, reproduction, republication, posting or redistribution of the Site Content or any portion thereof is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of TripAdvisor. To request permission, you may contact TripAdvisor as follows:

Director of Business Development
TripAdvisor LLC
141 Needham Street
Newton, MA 02464, USA

You represent and warrant that your use of the Site Content will be consistent with this license and will not infringe or violate the rights of any other party or breach any contract or legal duty to any other parties, or violate any applicable law. You expressly agree to indemnify TripAdvisor against any liability to any person arising out of your use of Site Content not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. You warrant that you are at least 13 years of age and possess the legal authority to enter into this agreement and to use this Site in accordance with all terms and conditions herein.

Users of the Site will not incur any charges for using the Site in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. However, the Site contains links to third-party websites which are operated and owned by independent service providers or retailers. Such third-parties may charge a fee for use of certain content or services provided on the website. Therefore, you should make whatever investigation you feel is necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party to determine whether a charge will be incurred. Where TripAdvisor provides details of charges on the Site, such information is provided for convenience and information purposes only. TripAdvisor in no way guarantees that this information is correct nor is it in anyway responsible for content or services provided on such third party websites.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TRIPADVISOR, INC. MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE SUITABILITY OF THE SITE CONTENT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SITE CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, TRIPADVISOR EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR USE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES. TRIPADVISOR ALSO EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION AS TO THE ACCURACY OR PROPRIETARY CHARACTER OF THE SITE CONTENT. NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT TRIPADVISOR'S LIABILITY FOR (I) DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE; (II) FRAUD; OR (III) WILFUL DEFAULT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE (IV) ANY OTHER LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. SUBJECT TO THE FOREGOING, YOU USE THE SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND NEITHER TRIPADVISOR NOR THE PARTIES WHO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND MATERIAL FOR PUBLICATION WITHIN THE SITE CONTENT SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY SORT ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR SITE CONTENT INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF INCOME, PROFITS, GOODWILL, DATA, CONTRACTS, USE OF MONEY, OR LOSS OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR CONNECTED IN ANY WAY TO BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OF ANY TYPE, AND WHETHER IN TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE), CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE) IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE OR THIS SITE IN ANY WAY OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THIS SITE. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL OR INTENTIONAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Links to other sites

The Site contains links to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of TripAdvisor, and TripAdvisor is not responsible for the contents of any linked site. TripAdvisor provides these links as a convenience, and a link does not imply endorsement of, sponsorship of or affiliation with the linked site by TripAdvisor. Linked sites are owned and operated by independent retailers or service providers, and therefore, TripAdvisor cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with their products, services or business practices. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any of these third parties.

Use of chat rooms, bulletin boards and other communications forums

The Site may contain and allow its users to submit material and/or post reviews of their travel experiences, as well as general postings of messages and other communications in chat rooms, bulletin boards or other forums ("User Messages"). If TripAdvisor provides such services, you expressly agree to use such services only to send User Messages that are appropriate and that are related to the topic of the particular forum. TripAdvisor does not edit or control the User Messages posted to or distributed on this Site including through any chat rooms, bulletin boards or other communications forums, and will not be in any way responsible or liable for such User Messages. TripAdvisor nevertheless reserves the right for any reason in its sole discretion to remove without notice any User Messages and/or Site Content.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of the kind of User Messages that are illegal or prohibited on the Site. TripAdvisor reserves the right to amend this list at any time and to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the service and terminating the right to use the Site of such violators. It includes User Messages that:

  • are patently offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
  • harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
  • involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming";
  • are defamatory or libellous;
  • promotes information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or promotes conduct, or that is abusive, threatening, or obscene;
  • promotes an illegal or unauthorised copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
  • contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
  • provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
  • constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party in any country in the world; or
  • engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes.

By posting or distributing User Messages on the Site you expressly grant TripAdvisor and its affiliates an irrevocable right to make available such User Messages and such User Messages may be freely used, copied, published, translated and distributed in any medium and in any form including for advertising and promotional purposes by others without your permission. You agree not to post or distribute any information or material that is copyrighted by any third party without the express written consent of such party, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless TripAdvisor from any claim arising out of or relating to your violation of this provision.

Notice and Take-Down Policy for illegal content

TripAdvisor operates on a "notice and takedown" basis. If you have any complaints or objections to material or content including User Messages posted on this Site, or if you believe that material or content posted on this Site infringes a copyright that you hold, please contact us immediately by following our notice and takedown procedure. Click here to view the Notice and Takedown Procedure. Once this procedure has been followed TripAdvisor will make all reasonable endeavours to remove illegal content within a reasonable time.

Privacy

Any personal information you post on the Site will be used in accordance with our privacy policy. Click here to view our Privacy Policy.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

The Site (excluding links to third-party sites) is controlled by TripAdvisor LLC, and operated by TripAdvisor LLC from its offices in and around Needham, Mass, USA. By publishing, accessing and/or using the Site, you and TripAdvisor explicitly agree that all disputes, claims or other matters arising from or relating to your use of this Site will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You agree that all claims you may have against TripAdvisor LLC arising from or relating to the operation or use of this Site will be heard and resolved in a court of competent jurisdiction located in Massachusetts, USA. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent that applicable law in your country of residence requires application of another law and/or jurisdiction and this cannot be excluded by contract.

Modifications

TripAdvisor may change, add or delete these Terms and Conditions or any portion thereof from time to time in its sole discretion where it deems it necessary for legal, general regulatory and technical purposes, or due to changes in the services provided or nature or layout of the Site. TripAdvisor will provide you with reasonable notice of any changes. Thereafter, you expressly agree to be bound by any such amended Terms and Conditions.

TripAdvisor may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the TripAdvisor service at any time, including availability of any feature, database or content. TripAdvisor may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to all or parts of the Site or any other TripAdvisor web site without notice or liability for technical or security reasons, to prevent against unauthorised access, loss of, or destruction of data or where we consider in our sole discretion that you are in breach of any provision of these Terms and Conditions or of any law or regulation and where it decides to discontinue providing a service.

YOUR CONTINUED USE OF TRIPADVISOR NOW, OR FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF ANY SUCH NOTICE OF ANY CHANGES WILL INDICATE ACCEPTANCE BY YOU OF SUCH MODIFICATIONS.

MOBILE TERMS OF USE

Portions of TripAdvisor mobile software may use copyrighted material, the use of which Tripadvisor acknowledges. In addition, there are specific terms that apply to use of certain TripAdvisor mobile applications. Please visit the Mobile Terms of Use for terms, conditions, and notices specific to TripAdvisor mobile applications.

General

If any part of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Terms and Conditions shall continue in effect.

TripAdvisor may, and you may not, assign, convey, subcontract or delegate rights, duties or obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and TripAdvisor as a result of these Terms and Conditions or use of this Site.

These Terms and Conditions are available in the language of the Site. The specific Terms and Conditions under to which you signify your agreement will not be individually stored by TripAdvisor.

The Site is not updated periodically on a regular basis and consequently is not required to register as editorial product under any relevant law.