Terms of Service

Tricia A. Mitchell found at triciaannemitchell.com (“Website”) is governed by the following Terms of Service.

Copyright:

All images and content on this Website are the property of Tricia A. Mitchell, unless otherwise noted. Articles may be excerpted with attribution, but not reproduced in whole. Photographs may not be used without prior permission. If you’d like to license any of my images, either for the web, or a print publication, please contact me.

Privacy Policy:

I may collect personal information from you such as your name, email address, or website URL for certain types of forms or services. For example, you may voluntarily submit your personal information to the Website by leaving a comment, filling out a contact form, or subscribing to my blog posts. This information allows me to add your comment, add your email address to my blog’s mailing list, or respond to your contact form message.

Comments: If you choose to leave a comment, certain information like your name or website URL may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly, unless you choose to include it.

Blog Subscription: You may choose to subscribe to my blog posts via my Website. When you subscribe to my blog posts, I will not sell your email address nor transmit spam.

Opt-Out: You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe link in my emails. You may also contact me if you would like to be removed from my mailing list.

Please contact me for any questions you have related to this Privacy Policy.

Disclosure:

Occasionally, tourism organizations or entrepreneurs host me and my husband for travel-related experiences and press trips. When I create blog posts about such experiences, this relationship will be clearly disclosed on my posts under a ‘Disclosure’ heading. I independently decide what to write and publish about a given experience. I make a rule not to engage in professional relationships with companies whose services do not match my personal and professional beliefs, or that is irrelevant to the content of my site.

Information presented on this Website is intended as a personal and professional representation of my views of my travel experiences. If you are interested in joining one of the tours in which I have participated, please direct your questions to the businesses directly to ensure they can meet your particular needs.

Occasionally, I use affiliate links for products and services that I have used and recommend. If you purchase these through my Website with this link, the price will stay the same to you and I will get a percentage as a commission. (For example, I may link to a Booking.com-listed accommodation.)

As of the date that this policy was written, I have not accepted any form of cash payment for writing any of my blog posts. If, in the future, I accept paid advertising to this Website, it will be clearly labeled as ‘advertisement.’  I do not accept cash payment for mentions.

Terms of Service (Detailed)

1. General Rules and Definitions

1.1 If you choose to use TriciaAnneMitchell.com (the “Website”), Tricia A. Mitchell’s social media posts and profiles, email notifications, any of the features of this site, including but not limited to RSS, software and other downloads (collectively, the “Tricia A. Mitchell Services”), you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service between you and Tricia A. Mitchell (“Tricia A. Mitchell”, “me” or “I”).

1.2 I may change, add or remove portions of these Terms of Service at any time, which shall become effective immediately upon posting. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service prior to each use of the Website and by continuing to use this Website, you agree to any changes.

1.3 I may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Services at any time, including the availability of any Services feature, database, or content. I may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability.

2. Content on the Services

2.1 All materials published on the Services (including, but not limited to articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the “Content”) are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by Tricia A. Mitchell or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.

2.2 The Services and Contents are protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content or the Services in whole or in part.

2.3 The Services may contain third-party owned content and links to other websites (“Linked Websites”). Tricia A. Mitchell does not endorse, sponsor, recommend, or otherwise accept responsibility for any Linked Sites. In addition, Linked Websites are not under the control of Tricia A. Mitchell, and Tricia A. Mitchell is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of the Linked Websites.

3. User Generated Content: Submissions Including Comments and More

3.1 You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish on to the Services any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material.

Be courteous. You agree that you will not threaten or verbally abuse other Members, use defamatory language, or deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or “spam.”

Use respectful language. Like any community, the online conversation flourishes only when Members feel welcome and safe. You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc. Hate speech of any kind is grounds for immediate and permanent suspension of access to all or part of the Services.

Debate, but don’t attack. In a community full of opinions and preferences, people always disagree. Tricia A. Mitchell encourages active discussions and welcomes heated debate on the Services, but personal attacks are a direct violation of these Terms of Service and are grounds for immediate and permanent suspension of access to all or part of the Service.

3.2 The Services shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without the express approval of Tricia A. Mitchell, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services.

3.3 You are solely responsible for the content of your Submissions. However, while Tricia A. Mitchell does not and cannot review every Submission and is not responsible for the content of these messages, Tricia A. Mitchell reserves the right to delete, move, or edit Submissions that I, in my sole discretion, deem abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.

3.4 By making a Submission, you are consenting to its display and publication on the Website and in the Services and for related online and offline promotional uses.

4. Limitation of Liability

In no event will Tricia A. Mitchell or her affiliates or any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Services be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special, or punitive damages arising out of your access, use, misuse or inability to use the services or any linked websites, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, transmission, computer virus, or line or system failure. These limitations apply whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis. Tricia A. Mitchell’s liability in all countries and jurisdictions shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Updated 24 May 2018.