Policies and Terms of Use

Last Updated: May 26, 2014

General

All content on VirtualGlobetrotting is property of VirtualGlobetrotting and is protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without express, written permission from VirtualGlobetrotting.

VirtualGlobetrotting's name and logo are trademarks of VirtualGlobetrotting and shall not be used without express, written permission from VirtualGlobetrotting.

© 2006-2014 VirtualGlobetrotting

VirtualGlobetrotting is not associated with Google, Bing or Yahoo.

Map Submissions

By publishing or posting ("submitting") a location ("Map") to VirtualGlobetrotting, all of the data associated with the submission, including but not limited to the title, description, location information and related links, becomes the property of VirtualGlobetrotting and may not be used without permission from VirtualGlobetrotting.

For our policies related to Map submissions, please see the Map Submission Policies page.

Map Changes and Removal

Map titles, descriptions, location information, and related links are user-submitted content, and should not be taken as fact, nor as the opinion of VirtualGlobetrotting. You may request changes or updates to a Map's title, description, location information, or related links by either leaving a comment on the Map's page or by contacting the administrators.

If your private property is listed on the website and you wish to have it removed, we can scrub all personal information from a post (removing the location, city, and links to the mapping service) -- please contact the administrators (no threatening letters necessary).

Pic and Story Submissions

By publishing or posting ("submitting") a picture ("Pic") to VirtualGlobetrotting, you give VirtualGlobetrotting a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, worldwide, limited license to use, modify, publically perform, publically display, publish and reproduce the Pic.

By publishing or posting ("submitting") a story ("Story") to VirtualGlobetrotting, you give VirtualGlobetrotting the exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, worldwide, limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publically perform, publically display, publish, reproduce and translate the Story.

Comments

Comments that violate any of the following rules will be removed.

Please:

  • Do not spam
  • Keep comments on topic
  • Do not engage in personal attacks
  • Do not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other users

Personal Privacy

If your private property is listed on the website and you wish to have it removed, we can scrub all personal information from a post (removing the location, city, and links to the mapping service) -- please contact the administrators (no threatening letters necessary).

Website Privacy

No email addresses or personal information will be provided to any third-party for any reason.

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage their website. Visitors to this website who have JavaScript enabled are anonymously tracked using Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to help us understand our visitors better, to see what pages they visit, and to look for trends and changes in our website's popularity. No personally identifying information is tracked by Google Analytics.

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files stored on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous format. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use statistical analytics tools to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

All of our activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.

You can opt out of Google's advertising tracking cookie if you prefer.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice or to understand your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Third-Party Services

The Map thumbnail images on VirtualGlobetrotting are scaled-down reproductions from Google Maps, Bing Maps and Yahoo Maps, provided for performance reasons and under Fair Use, and are copyright of their respective owners.

The Google Maps Terms of Use is located here and their privacy policy is located here.

The Bing Maps Terms of Use is located here and their privacy policy is located here.

The Yahoo Maps Terms of Use is located here and their privacy policy is located here.

Changes

If our privacy practices change at any time, we will update this privacy policy to reflect the changes.

Questions?

Any questions regarding any of these policies may be sent to the site administrators.