Terms of use

These Terms of use are a legal contract between you and Triptipedia. You acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not use Triptipedia.

Contents

Account

Participating on Triptipedia (which includes posting travel tips, listing tours and activities, commenting and liking content, etc), requires an account that includes a username and a password. Triptipedia can be freely browsed without logging in.

You are solely responsible for the information associated with your account and anything that happens related to your account. You may not license, transfer, sell, or assign your account without our written approval.

If you violate these Terms, we may, in our sole discretion, close your account temporarily or definitively.

Content

Ownership

You own the rights to the content (both text and images) that you create and post on Triptipedia.

By posting content on Triptipedia, you give us a nonexclusive license to publish it on our website, including anything reasonably related to publishing it (like storing, displaying, editing, reformatting, and distributing it).

You agree that you have the right to submit anything you post, and that your user content does not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary right of any other party.

We may use your content to promote Triptipedia, including its products and content. We will never sell your content to third parties without your explicit permission.

We can remove any content you post for any reason.

Content removal

Travel tips

You can delete at any moment a travel tip that you have submitted to Triptipedia (account > published travel tips > icon).

Account

You can delete your account and all its contents (travel tips, pictures, comments, profile, likes, saves, etc) at any moment (account > delete my account).

This operation is performed automatically most of the time. But on rares occurences (such as a Supplier with pending bookings), it can require the intervention of someone from Triptipedia.

Responsability

You’re responsible for the content you post on Triptipedia. This means you assume all risks related to it, including someone else’s reliance on its accuracy, or claims relating to intellectual property or other legal rights.

We take no responsibility for, we do not expressly or implicitly endorse, and we do not assume any liability for any user content submitted to Triptipedia. If you were to encounter any misleading or wrong content, please let us know in the comment section of the concerned tip.

Forbidden content

The following content is prohibited on Triptipedia: violence incitation or encouragement, harassment, bullying and threatning, insults, spam, hoax or fake information, pseudoscience, pornography, divulgation of personnal information, defamation and personnal attacks, plagiarism and illegal content.

Third-party links

Third-party links may be posted on Triptipedia. If you use these links, you leave Triptipedia. These links are provided for your information and convenience only and are not an endorsement by Triptipedia of the content of such linked websites or third parties. Triptipedia has no control over the contents of any linked website and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability.

Affiliate and promotional links

Articles on Triptipedia can occasionally contain sponsored or affiliate links. This requires an agreement between Triptipedia and the author (plus an optional third party) beforehand.

Booking a tour, an activity or a transport service on Triptipedia

The tours, activities and transports (often refered as "tours") listed on Triptipedia are offered by the different Suppliers working with Triptipedia. Triptipedia only acts as an intermediate between the Traveler and the Supplier.

Therefore, Suppliers are solely responsible for honoring their bookings made through Triptipedia. Suppliers have their own extra terms, conditions and rules that the traveler accepts when booking through Triptipedia.

To book a tour on Triptipedia, the Traveler responsible for the booking must be at least 18 years of age on the day of the booking. The Traveler must agree to provide accurate information that is asked to him or to her.

The booking is confirmed once it has been accepted by the Supplier, in which case the Traveler will receive an email containing a booking code, as well as the Supplier's contact information, an invoice and a cancellation link.

Booking on the behalf of someone else

By booking on behalf of other participants, you are deemed to be the designated contact person for every participant included on that booking. This means that you are responsible for making all payments due in connection with the Supplier, communicating with the Supplier and notifying the Supplier if any changes or cancellations are required and keeping your party informed. By booking on behalf of another person or persons, you represent and warrant that you have obtained all required consents. You are responsible for verifying that any information you provide on behalf of another participant is complete and accurate and the Supplier will under no circumstances be liable for any errors or omissions in the information provided to complete a booking. At least one participant must be 18 years of age or older.

Prices

Prices are definitive and cannot be modified by the Supplier after a booking is made unless the Traveler agrees to such a change.

Unless otherwise specified, prices do not include any local taxes or use-fees, including foreign departure, security, port charges, park fees, customs, immigration, agricultural, passenger-facility charges or international transportation tax. Tours do not include anything not listed in the "included" section.

Deposit

A deposit of 15% of the total price must be paid to book the tour. The remaining 85% are either charged later or paid to the Supplier on the first day of the tour according to the Supplier's payment options. Some tours can require a complete upfront payment if the departure date is too close.

All the information regarding the deposit and the 2nd payment is displayed on the booking page prior to payment.

Cancellations and refunds

Each tour, activity or transport has a cancellation policy that defines the period during which the deposit is partially refundable:

With each booking made on Triptipedia, the Traveler receives an email containing a cancellation link that can be used to cancel the booking.

Early cancellations

The Traveler is charged a fee of 1% the total price when cancelling a booking within the period defined by the cancellation policy.

Example: A Traveler books a $1000 tour, he or she will pay a $150 deposit. If the Traveler cancels within the period defined by the cancellation policy, he or she is refunded $140.

The refund is usually made within 5-10 business days on the account of the credit card used to pay the deposit.

Late cancellations

If the Traveler cancels after the refund period defined by the cancellation policy, the 15% deposit is lost.

The remaining 85%:

All the information regarding the 2nd payment is displayed on the booking page prior to payment.

Passport and visas

The Traveler must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries which will be visited during the tour, activity or transport services. The Traveler's passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the duration of the trip. It is the Traveler's responsibility to ensure that he or she is in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for the trip. Triptipedia is not responsible if the Traveler is refused entry to a country.

Listing a tour or an accommodation on Triptipedia

Triptipedia enables Suppliers to list their tours & accommodations directly on the Triptipedia website as well as on Triptipedia's affiliates' websites.

Suppliers are responsible for the services posted on Triptipedia and for keeping their listings accurate and up-to-date. Listings can be modified with the "edit" button. Furthermore, Triptipedia assumes no responsability regarding Suppliers' compliance with the law and any contracts made with third-parties. Triptipedia reserves the right to remove all listings and disable the Supplier account without prior notice and for any reason.

Listings on Triptipedia must be available in English.

Subscription service

Suppliers can subscribe to plans discribed on the tours & activities presentation page and the accommodations presentation page.

Bookings

Each listing displays a Book button that can be customized by the Supplier to:

Bookings are made outside of Triptipedia. The terms and conditions that apply are your own or those of the third-party where the booking and the payment are made. Triptipedia is not responsible for bookings and does not take a per-booking commission.

Cancellations

The Supplier can cancel a subscription at any time (by using the Cancel subscription button on the supplier account).

After a cancellation, listings stay displayed on Triptipedia until the end of the ongoing monthly period.

There is no cancellation fee.

The first charge occurs once the free 90-day trial is over.

Example:

Legacy service

From January 2018 to March 2020, Suppliers could use in-person and bank transfer modes when creating a tour, to be booked directly on Triptipedia. While it's not possible to create such tours anymore, Triptipedia will continue to run tours created during this period.

Terms of use of legacy services are available here.

Affiliates & monetized travel tips

The affiliate program is described here.
The travel tips monetization program is described here.

Those programs are open to people aged 18+ and able to receive a payment via the methods offered.

Writing monetized travel tips

Travel tips that have previously been published elsewhere cannot be monetized.

Before publication, commercial text and/or links are added by our team to monetized travel tips. The revenue generated by those links is shared between you and Triptipedia on a PPC or PPM basis, depending on the link.

Like with normal tips, you can remove monetized travel tips from Triptipedia at any time. Once a monetized travel tip is removed, it stops generating revenue. The revenue previously generated still counts toward your balance.

Sharing affiliate links

You can share affiliate links and widgets on websites, emails or social media posts. Referred users will receive a 1 year cookie. If for any reason this cookie is deleted or lost, no commission can be collected.

We don't allow activities that may confuse users or disguise you as endorsed by Triptipedia. We don't accept any kind of illegal, spamming or misleading behavior. Affiliate links and widgets cannot be associated to content including violence incitation or encouragement, harassment, bullying, threatening, insults, defamation, personal attacks, plagiarism, pornography, or any kind of illegal content.

You must not include the Triptipedia trademark, trademark with keywords or any misspellings of said trademarks in any domain names.

Payment

Once the threshold of $50.00 is reached, you can can request a payment either from your interface or via email.

Supported payment methods are Paypal or IBAN wire transfer.

Triptipedia is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with the transaction.

Termination

You can leave the program at any time by ceasing to share affiliate links.

We reserve the right to terminate your participation in the affiliate program for any violation of this agreement.

In the event of termination for any reason, no commission amounts, including those earned prior to termination, shall be payable.

Privacy Policy

For information about how we collect and use information about Triptipedia users, please read our privacy policy.

Disclaimer of warranties

Triptipedia is provided "as is" and without warranty of any kind. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we and our affiliates and third party service providers disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, including (but not limited to) implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights, or any other warranty, condition, guarantee or representation, whether oral or electronic. You are solely responsible for any damage to your computer or mobile device, loss of use, or loss of your user content. We do not guarantee that Triptipedia will always work properly.

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