Terms and Conditions

Effective: November 13, 2019

Terms of Service

The ExpertExplorers.com website and blog (“Site”) is owned and operated by Nicole Marshall & Jeremy Knight (“owners,” “we”, “us”, “our”).

Ensure you read and understand these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) in full before using the Site.

By using the Site (including but not limited to its information, tools, products and services), you (also referred to as “User(s)”) agree to be bound by these Terms and agree to use the Site in accordance with the Terms & Conditions, the Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and any additional terms, conditions, or disclosures that may apply to the Site or its products and services, also known as the Terms of Services (“Terms”), whether you have read these Terms or not.

Accessing the Site, in any manner, whether automated or otherwise, constitutes use of the Site and your agreement to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the Terms then you must not access the Site.

The Site is not intended for users under 13 years of age. If you are under 13, do not use the Site and do not provide us with any personal information.

We reserve the right to change these Terms on the Site at any time. It is your responsibility to regularly check this page for updates. The changes will appear on the Site and will be effective from the moment we post the changes. Your continued use of the Site following updates or modifications to the Terms means you agree to and accept the changes.   

Copyright

Unless otherwise stated, all Content on the ExpertExplorers.com website (“Site”) whether registered or unregistered and including, but not limited to the text, information, logo, design, software, images, graphics, photographs, illustrations, sound, and videos (“Content”) are the intellectual property of the Site and its owners, or its affiliates or licensors and are protected under U.S. Copyright Law and other intellectual property laws.

You may occasionally save or print a single copy of widely and publicly available text information owned by the Site for personal use only (excluding use on personal websites, blogs or social media) as long as all copyright and proprietary notices are kept intact. This courtesy does not extend to non-text Content such images, photographs and videos which may not be modified, copied, reproduced, or reused in any way without prior written permission from the owners of this Site. In other words, if you would like to save or print one of the Site’s free travel guides (excluding images but including the guide’s copyright) to take us on a personal trip with you, please feel free to do so.

You may hyperlink to individual pages of the ExpertExplorers.com website for non-commercial use only, provided that it does not give the impression of any sponsorship or endorsement from the Site or its owners, and it does not infringe on the Terms of this Site.

With the exception of the limited circumstances listed above, you may not download, copy, distribute, modify, reproduce, embed, republish, transmit, or reuse any Content on this Site without prior written permission from the Site owners. To be clear, no Content (text or otherwise) is to be used for commercial use, or in a website, blog, or on social media without prior written permission from the Site’s owners. Requests for any permissions sought should be submitted via our Contact Us form prior to use of any Site Content.   

If you believe any material on this website infringes on your copyrights, please use the Contact Us form to report this to us.

Limitation Of Liability

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Users of this Site, its Content, its products and/or its services, agrees to limit the total liability of this Site and its owners under any and all circumstances (including contract, negligence, or otherwise) to the maximum amount of fees and or payments made by the User directly to this Site or its owners.    

This Site is intended for entertainment and general information purposes only; recommendations are of our personal opinion and should be viewed as such. Our opinions are our own and do not reflect the ideas, ideologies, thoughts or opinions of others including affiliates and other websites which may be linked to from this Site.

Though we do our best to ensure the information on the Site is accurate and up-to-date; we do not guarantee its accuracy or completeness and cannot be liable for typos, errors, omissions, inaccuracies, or out-of-date information. We appreciate if you use the Contact Us form to notify us of any inaccuracies.

The use of this Site and its materials are at your own risk. We are not liable for any direct or indirect losses, injuries, or damages (physical, financial or otherwise) which may result as a use of this Site, its Contents, opinions. We also do not guarantee any results or any specific outcomes by using the Site or its Content. Your experiences are likely to vary from ours and so might your opinions. It is also important to note that use of this Site does not constitute a working or client relationship.

This Site does allow user-generated content, such as comments, that is not controlled nor regularly monitored. As such, we cannot be held liable in any way or any manner for user-generated content or the actions of Users of this Site. If you believe something on the Site is in violation with these Terms, please notify us by using the Contact Us form.

We reserve the right to manage the content of this Site as we see fit, this may include but is not limited to, modifying and removing any Content and links, or other materials on this Site at any time and without notice.

We do not warranty the availability and performance of the Site nor do we warranty the Site, its Contents or its links to be virus free. We recommend taking your own precautions as we are not liable for any infections, contamination, losses or damages suffered.

We reserve the right to terminate, and or sell the Site in part or fully at any time and without notice. We cannot accept any liabilities for losses resulting from availability or performance of, changes to, termination of, or the sale of any elements of the Site, or the Site as a whole.   

Prohibited Conduct

In addition to the conditions laid out throughout the Terms of this Site, Users are prohibited from:

  • using the Site or its Content for any unlawful purpose, including those which may violate any international, federal, provincial, state, or local laws, regulations, rules, codes, and/or ordinances
  • encouraging others to violate any international, federal, provincial, state, or local laws, regulations, rules, codes, and/or ordinances
  • infringing on the rights of the Site, its owners, its users, its affiliates, or other parties in any way or manner
  • impersonating any person, or misrepresenting your identity or affiliation with any person or organization
  • posting or transmitting content which harasses, abuses, insults, harms, defames, slanders, disparages, bullies, intimidates, blackmails, and/or discriminates against the Site’s owners, its users, its affiliates, or other parties
  • using the Site to send unsolicited emails
  • using the site to promote commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising
  • using the Site for any obscene or immoral purpose
  • submitting false or misleading information
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, or in any way tamper with, hinder, modify or disable any element of the Site
  • interfering with, circumventing the security features of, or restricting access in any way or in any manner to the Site, any other website, or the Internet
  • “scraping” or disaggregating data from the Site (whether by manual or automated means) for any commercial, marketing, or data compiling or enhancing purpose
  • uploading or transmitting viruses or any other type of malicious code that may in any way affect the functionality or operation of the Site, any other website, or the Internet and its users
  • Collecting or tracking in any way or in any manner the personal information of others

For violation of these prohibitions or any of the Terms of this Site, see the Termination clause below.  

User-Generated Content

Any material posted or submitted to us via the Site, internet groups, social media venues, email, text or otherwise (including, without limitation, comments, blog entries, social media postings, photos, and videos) you are representing: (i) you are the owner of the material, and (ii) you are eighteen years old or older.

Additionally, when you submit, email, text, or post any content you grant us and anyone authorized by us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform or display such content, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose. This includes the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such posting or submission, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant us, and anyone authorized by us, the right to identify you as the author of any of your postings or submissions by name, email address or screen name, as we deem appropriate.

We reserve the right to remove or limit user-generated Content at any time, for any reason and without notice. At our sole discretion, we will  remove Content that we feel it is inappropriate for the Site, or in any way violates these Terms, the rights of the owners or the rights of others.  

Termination

We reserve the right to block, terminate, or suspend a user or IP address for any abuses of our Terms at any time, without notice and without liability. These Terms include, but are not limited to, inappropriate content posted on the Site, inappropriate email messages sent to any Site email address or to the owners, abuse of the Contact Us form, inappropriate content posted on any other website in some way related to this Site or its owners, or any of the Prohibited Conduct listed above.

In addition, we reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Site.

All provisions laid out in the Terms naturally survive the block, termination or suspension of a user or an IP address.

Privacy & Cookie Policies

This Site does use Cookies to store certain types of information as you interact with the Site. Please see our Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy for full details. Agreeing to these Terms and Conditions by use of the Site constitutes an agreement of the Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Third Party Links, including Affiliates and Advertisements

For the convenience of our Users, the Site provides links to other websites not related to ExpertExplorers.com or its owners. These external sites are referred to as Third Party Sites.

We do not review, monitor or have any control over Third Party Sites, including advertisers and affiliates. As we have no control over the content and performance of these Third Party Sites, we make no guarantees and have no liability about the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of the information, services, or products provided by these Third Party Sites. We assume no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful content that may reside on those sites.  

Prior to purchasing any third party products or services described on the Site, you are advised to verify pricing, product quality and other information necessary to make an informed purchase. We are not liable and cannot help with issues arising from your purchases of third party products or services.

Please ensure you read the relevant Terms and Conditions for any website you visit.

Affiliate Disclosure Statement

We work with various partners and affiliates whose websites may be linked with this Site. When you click and purchase from an affiliate using one of our affiliate links, we receive a commission at no additional cost to you. Here is a list of our current affiliate relationships.

In addition to affiliate links, occasionally we may receive free or reduced access to an event or venue, or another form of compensation, these typically one off compensations will be disclosed within the relevant post. 

Our goal is to provide you with the best information and resources. We only promote affiliates that we have personally used and feel there is benefit to our readers. We want to be clear that our opinions are our own and our posts represent our honest and true thoughts. 

Governing Law

ExpertExplorers.com is operated from North Carolina, U.S.A. and as such we are operating in accordance with and governed by local, state and federal laws in North Carolina, and the United States of America.

In any and all disputes resulting out of or related to use of the Site, you irrevocably agree to resolve and litigate any and all disputes you have with the Site and/or its owners in state or federal court located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

If any clause within this agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid in a court of law, the remaining agreement, excluding only the particular clause(s) determined unenforceable, remains in effect in its entirety.