Terms of Service
The Mother of all Trips is owned, operated and edited by Mara Gorman. By accessing, using and/or submitting material (including comments) to The Mother of all Trips, you agree to abide by these terms of service, including any modifications that may occur to the terms in the future. All modifications will be posted here on this page. All content published on The Mother of all Trips becomes the property of Mara Gorman and The Mother of all Trips.
The Mother of all Trips content is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial NonDerivatives License. This means you may reproduce The Mother of all Trips content, provided, however, that the reproduction is for personal use, remains unaltered and is non-commercial in nature, and the reproduction acknowledges The Mother of all Trips as the original source of the material, either by including a link back to the original Mother of all Trips post, or by including the following notice:
Content originally appeared on The Mother of all Trips (https://www.motherofalltrips.com), and is made available through a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No Derivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
For more information about the Creative Commons license, read the Creative Commons Frequently Asked Questions. If you’re in doubt about fair use, please contact me directly at maragorman[at]motherofalltrips[dot]com.
All content published on The Mother of all Trips is subject to editing or deletion. Opinions expressed on The Mother of all Trips (particularly in the comments section) are not necessarily mine. Furthermore, nothing on this site should be construed as my giving legal advice. If you have a question that has legal implications, I strongly suggest you contact a lawyer, local to your situation, directly. I reserve the right to restrict site access for any reason, including leaving comment or trackback spam, or being generally unkind. So please, play nice.
Disclosure Policy & FTC Guidelines
In the interest of full disclosure, please note that links related to books (including my own book), travel gear, or other items that you see on this site may take you to their purchase pages, where I am a member of Amazon or similar affiliate programs, and may therefore earn a nominal percentage of the purchase price of those products. Obviously, however, you are under no obligation to buy a thing. Also, I am not otherwise paid to link to these items, nor do I directly link to any products that I don’t actually use myself in my offline life. On any occasion I accept payment to review a product, rest assured that the fact that I accepted such payment will be noted in its associated post, and for better or worse, the review will reflect my honest opinion.
In General. The information you provide is used to process transactions, improve the Mother of all Trips products and services, and to communicate with you as needed. We do share your information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our Site, conducting our business and servicing customers and visitors. These trusted third parties agree to keep this information confidential. The Mother of all Trips does not share your personal information with unrelated third parties.
Personally Identifying Information. In order to sign up for our mailing list you are required to submit your name and email address. This mailing list data is shared with our email service processor(s). You also may submit comments to the Mother of all Trips’ blog, which submission may contain personally identifiable information. The Mother of all Trips may also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on its blog.
Non-Personally Identifying Information. Like most website operators, The Mother of all Trips collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Mother of all Trips’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the Site.
How Your Information Might be Used. We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Site;
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the Site, and customize the Site for your account;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters (if you have opted in via the Mailchimp subscribe box, links which you can find here, at the bottom of this Site, and at various well-marked links on the Site). Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure advertising on the Site;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Disclosure of Information. We will not share your personally identifying or potentially personally identifying information, except:
- To The Mother of all Trips employees, contractors, or service providers that need to know the information in order to process it on The Mother of all Trips’ behalf:
- Where it is required in order to comply with lawful government process (e.g. a court or administrative agency subpoena); or
- When we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Mother of all Trips, third parties or the public at large.
Security. We take reasonable and sound precautions to safeguard your personally and potentially personally identifiable information. But no Internet data exchange can be guaranteed to be fully secure. You acknowledge that information you share with us could potentially be accessed by a third party. You agree that neither The Mother of all Trips nor Mara Gorman is responsible for any intercepted information shared through the Site without our knowledge or permission and you release The Mother of all Trips and Mara Gorman from claims arising out of or related to the use of such information.
Children. The Mother of all Trips does not knowingly collect personally-identifiable information from users of this Site who are under 18 years of age. No personally-identifiable information should be submitted this Site by visitors under 18 years of age without the prior written consent of their parent or guardian. If you are an adult and have reason to believe that a minor under your supervision has, without your permission, provided his or her personal information to us, you may email us at maragorman[at]motherofalltrips[dot]com.
Updating Your Information. You may update your personal information by emailing us at maragorman[at]motherofalltrips[dot]com.
Opt Out. You may at any time request to no longer receive communications from The Mother of all Trips and to have your personally identifying information deleted from The Mother of all Trips’ records by emailing us at maragorman[at]motherofalltrips[dot]com.