Disclaimer

Travel in 2021 has changed drastically, so while I try to keep up posts to date please follow advice from your government's official website about travel abroad, and make sure you have adequate travel insurance which covers COVID disruption*

I believe in being open and honest in all aspects of my life – including here on the blog.  I love writing, and wish I could travel and write about it forever and not have to worry about earning a living!  Unfortunately, that isn’t possible, but I am still following my dream of being a travel writer.  Here’s all the boring, serious stuff that you might want to know before reading Tales of a Backpacker.

The Serious Stuff

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Terms of Use

Use of: https://talesofabackpacker.com “Tales of a Backpacker”

The reading of all information on Tales of a Backpacker is of your own free will. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you should cease use of this website immediately and not read anything I have published.

I reserve the right to change any of these Terms and Conditions at any given time without notice.

Even though I try my best to provide up-to-date and accurate information on Tales of a Backpacker I make no guarantees or warranties of any kind (expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any information, products, services or anything else published on Tales of a Backpacker for any purpose.

I always advise you to double-check specific details such as (but not limited to) prices, addresses, opening hours, phone numbers, travel information and website addresses before you travel anywhere or purchase anything that appears on Tales of a Backpacker.

I try to ensure that all information is accurate at the time of publishing, but some information will understandably change, in particular during and after the COVID pandemic. 

I aim to provide accessible and inclusive information on Tales of a Backpacker, but everything I write is from my own point of view and as such, I cannot hope to provide all the information or details that you may need.  I am learning to be better in this regard and aim to improve accessibility on my website and to provide accessibility information where I can.  If you have any specific comments about accessibility please get in touch via my contact page.

Ultimately, everyone’s experience of a destination or activity is different and while I recommend things that I love, my opinion is simply that – an opinion which you may not share.

Should you find any inaccurate information, please do let me know and I will update it as soon as possible

Copyright Policy

All content and photos copyright to Tales of a Backpacker unless otherwise noted. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Tales of a Backpacker. ANY unauthorized use will be pursued under UK law.

Guest bloggers and other contributors to Tales of a Backpacker are responsible for their own submitted material on my website and should ensure that their work complies with relevant copyright laws.  I accept no responsibility for any content submitted by guest bloggers and contributors that appears on Tales of a Backpacker.

The opinions expressed by any Third Parties are their own and do not represent the opinions of Tales of a Backpacker.

Hold Harmless

All the information provided on Tales of a Backpacker is for general information and entertainment purposes only.

Under no circumstances will I be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage) arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

Although I try to keep Tales of a Backpacker running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, access to the site may be temporarily or permanently suspended and without notice at my own discretion, due to possible updates or technical issues beyond my control.

I will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period of time. I will do my best to have the website up and running again as quickly as possible unless I have decided to unpublish it permanently. 

Reserve Rights

I reserve the right to delete any and all content on Tales of a Backpacker at any time without any prior notice.  I also reserve the right to change the content, direction, focus or theme of Tales of a Backpacker should I see fit.  If I sell the website to another publisher or entity I will endeavour to inform readers but I reserve the right to sell without notice.

I also reserve the rights to edit or delete any comments submitted to Tales of a Backpacker without notice, including but not limited to comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam, comments including profanity, language or concepts that could be deemed offensive, comments that attack a group or person individually, or any other comments I do not want to appear on Tales of a Backpacker.

Advertisers and Sponsors

In order to earn some money from the blog, I will sometimes place affiliate links to other websites which I use and/or recommend.  This affiliate link means that if you make a purchase from that website after clicking through from Tales of a Backpacker, I will earn a (small) commission from the company, at no extra cost to you.  Tales of a Backpacker is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Sometimes I receive complimentary products, services or hotel stays that I will write a review for or will feature in a blog post.  On such review posts, I will clearly state that I did not pay for the product, or I was invited as a guest and received something complimentary.  This will not affect how I write about the product or service I have received, I will always give my honest opinion and would NEVER recommend a product I have not enjoyed or do not like.  

I choose to write about experiences that I would recommend to others, so you can be sure that anything that appears on the site is something that I have used myself or that I am confident would be useful for you.

I am not responsible for the actions of my advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from my website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues, not Tales of a Backpacker.

Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. 

I work with Mediavine to display ads on Tales of a Backpacker that are relevant to you.  If you see an ad that you think shouldn’t be on the site, please do let me know.  Read more about ads on my privacy policy.

Some posts are written in collaboration with companies or guest writers who create content for Tales of a Backpacker, some are published free of charge and others I may be compensated for.  Any revenue I receive from such articles helps to maintain the website & allow me to keep travelling and keep creating awesome content for you!

Letters to the Editor

Any letters, e-mails, blog comments, responses on Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter, or questions written directly to me may be used to share with my blogging audience unless specifically requested otherwise.

(Part of) these letters or emails, questions or any other feedback may be used in newsletters, blog posts, columns, or other publications without prior notice.  If you prefer to remain anonymous please do not include your name on anything you send to me.

Thank you for joining me on my journey to discover the world!  I wish you all safe and happy travels!