TravelStorysGPS Terms of Service

These TERMS OF SERVICE (this “Agreement“) are agreed to between TravelStorysGPS, LLC (“TravelStorysGPS”) and you (“You”).

TravelStorysGPS has developed an online platform available through various websites (each a “Site”) and the mobile application TravelStorysGPS (the “Application”) operated and provided by TravelStorysGPS (each Site and Application, together, the “Platform”), providing information, data, content and other resources (“Content”), as well as additional services described on the Platform (“Services”).  You are required to agree to the terms of this Agreement before accessing or using the Platform, Content and Services.

This Agreement includes the terms and conditions below and TravelStorysGPS’ then-current Privacy Policy relating the Platform, Content and Services.  You are responsible for compliance with this Agreement (including these policies).  Unless you later enter into any of the other agreements described in this Agreement, this Agreement is the complete and exclusive agreement between You and TravelStorysGPS regarding Your access to and use of the Platform, Content and Services.  This Agreement supersedes any prior agreement or proposal, oral or written, and any other communications between You and TravelStorysGPS relating to the Platform, Content or Services.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT.  by ACCESSING OR USING THE PLATFORM, Content or services, or by clicking a box that states that you accept or agree to these terms, YOU agree THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT, or do not meet the qualifications included in this agreement, TRAVELSTORYSGPS IS NOT WILLING TO PROVIDE YOU WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE PLATFORM, CONTENT or SERVICES and YOU MUST NOT ACCESS OR USE THE PLATFORM, CONTENT or SERVICES.  IF YOU ACCESS OR USE THE PLATFORM, CONTENT or SERVICES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE that you meet the qualifications included in this agreement and AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT.

Use of the Platform or services is at YOUR Own Risk. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THE platform or services OR INPUT OR UPLOAD INFORMATION OR IMAGES WHILE IN MOTION or while operating a motor vehicle. USING THE platform or services WHILE IN MOTION or while operating a motor vehicle COULD RESULT IN DEATH, SERIOUS INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. YOU EXPRESSLY ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK ASSOCIATED WITH ANY USE OF THE platform or services.

  1. Terms used in this Agreement have the definitions given in this Agreement or, if not defined in this Agreement, have their plain English meaning as commonly interpreted in the United States.
  2. This Agreement is entered into as of the earlier of the date You first download or install an Application or first access or use the Platform, Content or Services (the “Effective Date”) and will continue until terminated as set forth herein.
  3. TravelStorysGPS reserves the right, at any time, to modify the Platform, Content, Services or this Agreement, by making those modification available on the Platform or by providing notice to You as specified in this Agreement.  Modifications will be effective immediately upon posting on the Platform or such other notice.  You may cease using the Platform, Content or Services at any time if you do not agree to any modification.  However, You will be deemed to have agreed to such modification through Your continued use of the Platform, Content or Services following such notice.
  4. Your Eligibility. The Platform, Content and Services are intended for use by individuals 13 years of age and older.  If You are 13 or older but younger than 18, then You may establish Your own Account (as defined below) and access and use the Platform, Content and Services only if Your parent or guardian accepts this Agreement on Your behalf.  If you are a parent or guardian entering this Agreement for the benefit of a child age 13 or older but under 18, then You agree You will be solely responsible for all access to and use of the Platform, Content or Services.
  5. Your Account. You may be required to establish an account on the Platform (an “Account”) to access certain portions of the Content, Services and Platform.  Approval of Your request to establish an Account will be at the sole discretion of TravelStorysGPS.  Each Account and the user identification and password for each Account (the “Account ID”) is personal in nature.  Each Account is for Your personal use and each Account ID may be used only by You alone.  You may not distribute or transfer Your Account or Account ID or provide a third party with the right to access your Account or Account ID.  You are solely responsible for all use of the Platform, Content or Services through Your Account.  You will ensure the security and confidentiality of Your Account ID and will notify TravelStorysGPS immediately if any Account ID is lost, stolen or otherwise compromised.  You are fully responsible for all liabilities and damages incurred through the use of Your Account or under any Account ID (whether lawful or unlawful) and that any transactions completed through any Account or under any Account ID will be deemed to have been lawfully completed by You.  In connection with establishing an Account, You will be asked to submit certain information about Yourself (“Registration Information”).  You agree that: (1) all Registration Information You provide will be true and complete; and (2) You will maintain and promptly update Your Registration Information to keep it accurate and current.  You may not: (a) select or use an Account ID of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; and (b) use an Account ID that TravelStorysGPS, in its sole discretion, deems offensive.
  6. Your Access.
    • To the Platform. Subject to Your compliance with this Agreement, TravelStorysGPS will permit You to access and use the Platform and the Content and Services as made available through the Platform, solely for lawful purposes and only in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and any other agreement You are required to agree to before being given access to any specific areas of the Platform.  Any additional agreement is in addition to this Agreement and will govern your use of the portions of the Platform to which the additional agreement applies in the event of a conflict between the terms of this Agreement and the additional agreement.
    • To the Application. Subject to Your compliance with this Agreement, TravelStorysGPS will permit You to download and install the Application and operate the Application solely for the purpose of using and accessing the Platform, Content and Services.  You may install the Application on any computer or mobile electronic device or smart phone owned or controlled by You (a “Mobile Device”) and used only for Your own personal and non-commercial purposes in accordance with this Agreement and any applicable documentation accompanying the Application or otherwise provided to You by TravelStorysGPS.  Except as expressly set forth in the previous sentence, You are granted no licenses or other rights in or to the Application or any IPR (as defined below) therein or related thereto.  You agree not to use, modify, reproduce, perform, display, create derivative works from, republish, post, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, distribute, or in any way exploit or utilize the Application other than as expressly permitted in this Agreement or any other agreement You are required to agree to before being given access to the Application.  By accessing, using the Platform, Content or Services through a Mobile Device, You represent that You: (a) are the authorized account holder for each Mobile Device through which You access, use, or subscribe to the Platform, Content or Services; or (b) have the authorized account holder’s permission to access, use, or subscribe to the Platform, Content or Services through the Mobile Device.  Message and data rates may apply to Content and Services received or supplied through a Mobile Device and, depending on Your Mobile Device plan or your mobile carrier or provider, You may incur additional message or data charges by using or accessing the Platform, Content or Services.  Contact Your mobile service provider for more information.
    • To Content. Unless otherwise noted on the Platform, all Content is owned by TravelStorysGPS and its licensors and providers.  Subject to Your compliance with this Agreement, You may access the Content solely for Your own personal and noncommercial purposes in connection with Your own use of the Platform and Services.  You will not, and will not permit any third party to: (a) use, copy, alter, modify, reproduce, or create derivative works of any Content; (b) distribute, transmit, broadcast, sell, resell, republish, post, display, lend, loan, lease, license, sublicense or transfer any Content; or (c) alter, obscure or remove any copyright, trademark or any other notices that are provided on or in connection with any Content.  Certain Content may include or be based on data, information or content from independent third party providers (“Third Party Content”).  TravelStorysGPS will not be responsible for any erroneous Third Party Content provided through the Platform.  Except as set forth in this Agreement, You are granted no licenses or rights in or to any Content, or any IPR (as defined below) therein or related thereto.  If You would like to use the Content in a manner not permitted by this Agreement, please contact TravelStorysGPS.
    • To Third-Party Services. The Platform may provide You with the choice to access services developed, provided or maintained by third-party service providers (“Third Party Services”).  TravelStorysGPS has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any Third Party Services.  In addition to the terms of this Agreement, Your access to and use of any Third Party Services is also subject to any other agreement You are required to agree to before being given access to those Third Party Services (each, a “Third Party Service Agreement”).  The terms of any Third Party Service Agreement will apply to the applicable Third Party Services provided under that Third Party Service Agreement in addition to the terms of this Agreement.  Except as set forth in this Agreement, the terms of any Third Party Service Agreement will control in the event of a conflict between the terms of this Agreement and that Third Party Service Agreement.
  7. Your Submissions. You are solely responsible for all data, information, and other content that You may provide or generate through Your use of the Platform or Services (collectively, Your “Submissions”).  As between You and TravelStorysGPS, You retain ownership of Your Submissions.  However, in addition to the rights granted to TravelStorysGPS under the Privacy Policy, by providing or generating any Submissions, You grant TravelStorysGPS a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, copy, store, reproduce, modify, display, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display Your Submissions throughout the world in any form, media, software, or technology of any kind.  In addition, you waive all moral rights in Your Submissions or warrant that all moral rights applicable to such content have been waived.  You also grant TravelStorysGPS the right to use Your name in connection with the reproduction or distribution of any Submission.  You agree that none of Your Submissions: (a) violate this Agreement, the Privacy Policy or any applicable laws; (b) are libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, pornographic, threatening, or an invasion of privacy; (c) constitute an infringement or misappropriation of the IPR or other rights of any third party; (d) are illegal in any way or advocate illegal activity; (e) are an advertisement or solicitation of funds, goods, or services; (f) are false, misleading, or inaccurate; or (g) are considered, in the sole discretion of TravelStorysGPS, junk mail, spam, a part of a pyramid scheme, a disruptive commercial message or disruptive advertisement.  TravelStorysGPS is not responsible or liable for any deletion, correction, destruction, damage, loss or failure to store or back-up any of Your Submissions.  You agree that You have all right, title, interest and consent in Your Submissions necessary to allow TravelStorysGPS to use Your Submissions for the purposes for which You provide Your Submissions to TravelStorysGPS.
  8. Your Purchases. In addition to the Content and Services available for no charge through the Platform, You may be offered the opportunity to purchase, subscribe to, or otherwise obtain access to Content, Services, or other products or services through the Platform for an additional fee.  Any purchase or subscription will be subject to any terms and conditions displayed in connection with the purchase or subscription in addition to the terms of this Agreement.  Unless otherwise indicated on the Platform, purchases or subscriptions made by You through the Platform cannot be exchanged and any fees or charges in connection with those purchases or subscriptions are non-refundable.  All information that You provide in connection with a purchase or other transaction through the Platform will be accurate complete and current.  You authorize TravelStorysGPS (or a company chosen to act on behalf of TravelStorysGPS) to charge the credit card, debit card, mobile services account, or other payment method provided in connection with any transaction made through Your Account on the Platform and agree to honor all charges incurred in connection with any such transaction.
  9. This Agreement may be terminated by either party at any time, in that party’s sole discretion.  Upon termination or expiration of this Agreement for any reason: (1) all rights and subscriptions granted to You under this Agreement will terminate; (2) You will immediately cease all use of and access to the Platform and all Content and Services (including, without limitation, all Content You obtained prior to termination); (3) You will immediately delete  any Applications downloaded or installed prior to termination; and (4) TravelStorysGPS may delete Your Account and any of Your Submissions (as defined below) held by TravelStorysGPS at any time.  Sections 1 (Definitions), 8 (Your Purchases), 9 (Termination), 12 (Ownership), 13 (Warranties and Disclaimer), 14 (Certain Liabilities), 15 (Limitation on Liability), 16 (Data Privacy), 18 (Governing Law) and 19 (General) will survive any expiration or termination of this Agreement.
  10. Without limiting TravelStorysGPS’s right to terminate this Agreement, TravelStorysGPS may also suspend Your access to Your Account and the Platform, Content or Services (including Your Submissions), with or without notice to You, upon any actual, threatened, or suspected breach of this Agreement or applicable law or upon any other conduct deemed by TravelStorysGPS to be inappropriate or detrimental to the Platform, Services, TravelStorysGPS, or any other TravelStorysGPS customer or user.
  11. Platform Technology. The Platform, Content, results of Services, and the databases, software, hardware and other technology used by or on behalf of TravelStorysGPS to operate the Platform, and the structure, organization, and underlying data, information and software code thereof (collectively, the “Technology”), constitute valuable trade secrets of TravelStorysGPS.  You will not, and will not permit any third party to: (1) access or attempt to access the Technology except as expressly provided in this Agreement; (2) use the Technology in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Technology; (3) use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Technology; (4) alter, modify, reproduce, create derivative works of the Technology; (5) distribute, sell, resell, lend, loan, lease, license, sublicense or transfer any of Your rights to access or use the Technology or otherwise make the Technology available to any third party; (6) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, or otherwise attempt to derive the method of operation of the Technology; (7) attempt to circumvent or overcome any technological protection measures intended to restrict access to any portion of the Technology; (8) monitor the availability, performance or functionality of the Technology; or (9) interfere with the operation or hosting of the Technology.
  12. Ownership. TravelStorysGPS retains all right, title and interest, including, without limitation, all IPR (as defined below), in and to the Technology and any additions, improvements, updates and modifications thereto.  You receive no ownership interest in or to the Technology and You are not granted any right or license to use the Technology itself, apart from Your right to access the Platform, Content and Services under this Agreement.  The TravelStorysGPS name, logo and all product and service names associated with the Platform, Content and Services are trademarks of TravelStorysGPS and its licensors and providers and You are granted no right or license to You to use them.  For purposes of this Agreement, “IPR” means all intellectual property rights, proprietary rights, rights of publicity, rights of privacy, and any and all other legal rights protecting data, information or intangible property throughout the world, including, without limitation, any and all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, patent rights, moral rights, sui generis rights in databases, and contract rights.
  13. Warranties and Disclaimer. Each party hereby represents and warrants that: (1) it has the legal right and authority to enter into this Agreement; (2) this Agreement forms a binding legal obligation on behalf of such party; and (3) it has the legal right and authority to perform its obligations under this Agreement and to grant the rights and licenses described in this Agreement.  EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION, THE PLATFORM, CONTENT and SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” and TRAVELSTORYSGPS AND ITS LICENSORS AND providers EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND WITH REGARD TO the SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, title or non-infringement.  NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY TRAVELSTORYSGPS, ITS EMPLOYEES, PROVIDERS OR AGENTS WILL INCREASE THE SCOPE OF, OR CREATE ANY NEW WARRANTIES IN ADDITION TO, THE WARRANTIES expressly SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION.
  14. Certain Liabilities. You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless TravelStorysGPS and its officers, directors, shareholders, affiliates, employees, agents, contractors, assigns, licensees, and successors in interest (“TravelStorysGPS Parties”) from any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, fees, expenses and costs (including attorneys’ fees, court costs, damage awards, and settlement amounts) that result from any claim or allegation against any TravelStorysGPS Party arising from Your access to or use of the Platform, Content or Services, any Submissions You provide to the Platform, and any breach by You of this Agreement.  TravelStorysGPS will provide You with notice of any such claim or allegation, and TravelStorysGPS will have the right to participate in the defense of any such claim at its expense.
  15. Limitation on Liability. TravelStorysGPS will not BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE), ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH OR OUT OF THE USE OF THE PLATFORM, CONTENT OR SERVICES, EVEN IF TRAVELSTORYSGPS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOSS OF SUBMISSIONS, OPPORTUNITY, REVENUES OR PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES.  TRAVELSTORYSGPS’s TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT AND all SERVICES provided under this agreement, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT EXCEED $10.  You agree THAT TRAVELSTORYSGPS WOULD NOT ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT WITHOUT THESE LIMITATIONS ON ITS LIABILITY.  IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES IS NOT PERMITTED, TRAVELSTORYSGPS’s LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  16. Data Privacy. You expressly consent to the use and disclosure of personally identifiable and other data and information as described in the Privacy Policy.  Notwithstanding anything in the Privacy Policy, TravelStorysGPS will have the right to collect, extract, compile, synthesize, and analyze non-personally identifiable data or information (data or information that does not identify an entity or natural person as the source thereof) resulting from Your access to and use of the Platform, Services or Content.  To the extent any such data or information is collected or generated by TravelStorysGPS, the data and information will be solely owned by TravelStorysGPS and may be used by TravelStorysGPS for any lawful business purpose without a duty of accounting to You, provided that the data and information is used only in an aggregated form, without directly identifying You or any other entity or natural person as the source thereof.
  17. Claims of Infringement. TravelStorysGPS respects Your copyrights and other intellectual property rights and those of other third parties.  If You believe in good faith that Your copyrighted work has been reproduced on the Platform without Your authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, You may notify our designated copyright agent by mail to:

TravelStorysGPS, LLC

Attn: Copyright Infringement Agent

4446 Moose Wilson Road

Wilson, WY 83014

Please provide the following information to TravelStorysGPS’s Copyright Infringement Agent: (1) the identity of the infringed work, and of the allegedly infringing work; (2) Your name, address, daytime phone number, and email address, if available; (3) a statement that You have a good-faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work is not authorized by the owner, his or her agent, or the law; (4) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that You are authorized to act on behalf of the owner; and (5) Your electronic or physical signature.

  1. Governing Law. The interpretation of the rights and obligations of the parties under this Agreement, including, to the extent applicable, any negotiations, arbitrations or other proceedings hereunder, will be governed in all respects exclusively by the laws of the State of Wyoming, U.S.A. as such laws apply to contracts between Wyoming residents performed entirely within Wyoming without regard to the conflict of laws provisions thereof.  Each party will bring any action or proceeding arising from or relating to this Agreement exclusively in a federal court in the District of Wyoming, U.S.A. or in state court in Teton County, Wyoming, U.S.A., and You irrevocably submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of any such courts in any such action or proceeding brought in such courts by TravelStorysGPS.
  2. General. Unless otherwise amended as provided herein, this Agreement will exclusively govern Your access to and use of the Platform, Content and Services, and is the complete and exclusive understanding and agreement between the parties, and supersedes any oral or written proposal, agreement or other communication between the parties, regarding Your access to and use of the Platform, Content and Services.  Except as expressly set forth in this Agreement, this Agreement may be amended or modified only by a writing signed by both parties.  All waivers under this Agreement must be in writing.  Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.  If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, that provision will be removed to the extent necessary to comply with the law, replaced by a provision that most closely approximates the original intent and economic effect of the original to the extent consistent with the law, and the remaining provisions will remain in full force.  The prevailing party in any lawsuit or proceeding arising from or related to this Agreement will be entitled to receive its costs, expert witness fees and reasonable attorneys’ fees, including costs and fees on appeal.  Neither this Agreement nor any rights or obligations of You hereunder may be assigned or transferred by You (in whole or in part and including by sale, merger, consolidation, or other operation of law) without the prior written approval of TravelStorysGPS.  Any assignment in violation of the foregoing will be null and void.  TravelStorysGPS may assign this Agreement to any party that assumes TravelStorysGPS’s obligations hereunder.  The parties hereto are independent parties, not agents, employees or employers of the other or joint venturers, and neither acquires hereunder any right or ability to bind or enter into any obligation on behalf of the other.  The Platform, Content or Services may contain links to third-party sites that are not under the control of TravelStorysGPS.  TravelStorysGPS is not responsible for any content on any linked site and You access any third-party site from the Platform, Content or Services at Your own risk.  TravelStorysGPS may reference You as a user of the Platform and use Your name and logo, as applicable, in listings of users of the Platform appearing on the Platform and for other marketing and promotional purposes relating to the Platform, Content or Services.