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Travel Companion Exchange

Terms of Service





Travel Companion Exchange is a social networking service that allows members to create unique personal profiles online in order to find and communicate with old and new friends. The service is operated by Travel Companions Inc. By using the Travel Companion Exchange Website you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (this "Agreement"), whether or not you register as a member ("Member"). If you wish to become a Member, communicate with other Members and make use of the Travel Companion Exchange services (the "Service"), please read this Agreement and indicate your acceptance by following the instructions in the Registration process.





This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms for your use of the Website and your Membership in the Service. Travel Companions Inc. may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by Travel Companions Inc. on the Website. You agree to be bound by any change to this Agreement when you use the Service after any such modification is posted. This Agreement includes Travel Companions Inc.'s policy for acceptable use and content posted on the Website, your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the Website and the Service and Travel Companions Inc.'s Privacy Policy.





Please choose carefully the information you post on Travel Companion Exchange and that you provide to other Members. Any photographs posted by you may not contain nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter. Information provided by other Travel Companion Exchange Members (for instance, in their Profile) may contain inaccurate, inappropriate or offensive material, products or services and Travel Companions Inc. assumes no responsibility nor liability for this material.





Travel Companions Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting (including e-mail) by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Website and/or Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.





By participating in any offline Travel Companion Exchange event, you agree to release and hold Travel Companions Inc. harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, either directly or indirectly related to or arising from your participation in any such offline Travel Companion Exchange event.



Terms of Use



1) Your Interactions.



You are solely responsible for your interactions and communication with other Members. You understand that Travel Companions Inc. does not in any way screen its Members, nor does Travel Companions Inc. inquire into the backgrounds of its Members or attempt to verify the statements of its Members. Travel Companions Inc. makes no representations or warranties as to the conduct of Members or their compatibility with any current or future Members. We do however recommend that if you choose to meet or exchange personal information with any member of Travel Companion Exchange then you should take it upon yourself to do a background check on said person.



In no event shall Travel Companions Inc. be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the Service, including without limitation, bodily injury, emotional distress, and/or any other damages resulting from communications or meetings with other registered users of this Service or persons you meet through this Service.





2) Eligibility.



Membership in the Service where void is prohibited. By using the Website and the Service, you represent and warrant that all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate and that you agree to maintain the accuracy of such information. You further represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or older and that your use of the Travel Companion Exchange shall not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your profile may be deleted without warning, if it is found that you are misrepresenting your age. Your Membership is solely for your personal use, and you shall not authorize others to use your account, including your profile or e-mail address. You are solely responsible for all content published or displayed through your account, including any e-mail messages, and for your interactions with other members.





3) Term/Fees.



a. This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Website, the Service, and/or are a Member. You may terminate your membership at any time. Travel Companions Inc. may terminate your membership for any reason, effective upon sending notice to you at the e-mail address you provide in your Membership application or other e-mail address as you may subsequently provide through the Travel Companion Exchange Website. By using the Service and by becoming a Member, you acknowledge that Travel Companions Inc. reserves the right to charge for the Service and has the right to terminate a Member's Membership if Member should breach this Agreement or fail to pay for the Service, as required by this Agreement.



b. You may request a refund of the fee paid for your current term of membership at any time up to the last day of the term. You must provide the request in writing, along with the reason for your dissatisfaction with the service. You must provide credit card information to process the refund, unless you have previously authorised Travel Companions Inc. to record and store your credit card information for recurring billing.





4) Non-commercial Use by Members.



The Website is for the personal use of Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by the management of Travel Companions Inc.. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Website, including collecting usernames and/or e-mail addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited e-mail or unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website will be investigated. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from member profiles without notice and may result in termination of membership privileges. Appropriate legal action, including referral to law enforcement authorities when appropriate, will be taken by Travel Companions Inc. for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website.





5) Proprietary Rights in Content on Travel Companion Exchange.



Travel Companions Inc. owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website and the Service. The Website contains copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of Travel Companions Inc. and its licensors. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.





6) Content Posted on the Site.



a. You understand and agree that Travel Companions Inc. may review and delete any content, messages, photos or profiles (collectively, "Content") that in the sole judgment of Travel Companions Inc. violate this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any Member, or in any other way are contrary to the character and purpose of the site.





b. You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Service or any material or information that you transmit to other Members.





c. The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited on the Website. Travel Companions Inc. reserves the right 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 membership of such violators. Prohibited Content includes Content that:



i. is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;





ii. harasses or advocates harassment of another person;





iii. involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," or unsolicited mass e-mailing or "spamming";





iv. promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;





v. promotes an illegal or unauthorized 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;





vi. contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);





vii. provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18;





viii. provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;





ix. solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;





x. or involves commercial activities and/or sales without the prior written consent of Travel Companions Inc. such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes.



d. Any content posted to any area of the Website with unrestricted access must be suitable for viewing by a general audience, and may not be of a sexually provocative or offensive nature. Travel Companions Inc. reserves the right in its sole discretion to take action against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Service and terminating the membership of such violators. By posting any Content to any area of the Website with unrestricted access, you hereby grant to Travel Companions Inc. the non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, publicly perform and display such Content on the Website. This license will terminate at the time you remove such Content from the Website.





e. You must use the Service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.



f. You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, any Member to buy or sell any products or services through the Service, except through the designated Ad pages. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk e-mail to other Members. Although Travel Companions Inc. cannot monitor the conduct of its Members off the Website, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any Member without their prior explicit consent. In order to protect our Members from such advertising or solicitation, Travel Companions Inc. reserves the right to restrict the number of e-mails which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which Travel Companions Inc. deems appropriate in its sole discretion.



g. You may not cover or obscure, via HTML/CSS or any other means, any banner advertisements on any Travel Companion Exchange page including your personal profile page.



h. Any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to add friends, is prohibited.



i. You may not attempt to impersonate another Member or person who is not a Member of Travel Companion Exchange.



j. You may not use the account, username, or password of another Member at any time nor may you disclose your password to any third party or permit any third party to access your account.



k. You may not sell or otherwise transfer your profile.



7) Copyright Policy.



You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is the policy of Travel Companions Inc. to terminate membership privileges of any member who repeatedly infringes copyright upon prompt notification to Travel Companions Inc. by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website; your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. Travel Companions Inc.'s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached via the "Contact us" link on the footer of all pages of the Website..





8) Member Disputes.



You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Travel Companion Exchange Members. Travel Companions Inc. reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor or mediate disputes between you and other Members.



9) Disclaimers.



Travel Companions Inc. is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate content posted on the Website or in connection with the Service provided, whether caused by users or Members of the Website, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service. Travel Companions Inc. is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or Member of the Service. Travel Companions Inc. assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any user or Member communication. Travel Companions Inc. is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone or cable network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to users and/or Members or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the Website and/or in connection with the Service. Under no circumstances shall Travel Companions Inc. be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Website or the Service or from any Content posted on the Website or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the Website, whether online or offline. The Website and the Service are provided "AS-IS" and Travel Companions Inc. expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Travel Companions Inc. cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website and/or the Service.





10) Limitation on Liability.



IN NO EVENT SHALL TRAVEL COMPANIONS INC. BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE OR THE SERVICE, EVEN IF TRAVEL COMPANIONS INC. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, TRAVEL COMPANIONS INC.'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO TRAVEL COMPANIONS INC. FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP.





11) Disputes.



If there is any dispute about or involving the Website and/or the Service, by using the Website, you agree that any dispute shall be governed by the laws of the area in which Travel Companions Inc. is based without regard to conflict of law provisions and you agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the area in which Travel Companions Inc. is based, currently being the State of New York, United States of America.



12) Indemnity.



You agree to indemnify and hold Travel Companions Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.



13) Other.



This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Website and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member of the Service. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Travel Companions Inc. regarding the use of the Website and/or the Service. The failure of Travel Companions Inc. to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Please contact us with any questions regarding this Agreement. Travel Companion Exchange is a trademark of Travel Companions Inc.