The Family Travel Network takes your privacy seriously. Without your prior written permission, FTN will not share, sell or otherwise provide outside companies with your “Personal Information.” The term Personal Information refers to any registration preferences that you have provided to FTN or explicit personal information including financial information that you have shared with us. Typically, we do not request personal information of any kind for most uses of our site. Our goal is to provide insightful and objective information for your use in making educated travel decisions.
We are committed to providing you with quality information. However, FTN e-mail newsletters, e-mail updates and other e-mail publications can be unsubscribed by you at any time. The ability to unsubscribe is imbedded in each e-mail or feel free to write to us and request to be removed from any e-mail list. Except where it is explicated disclosed, we do not earn a fee on our recommendations nor do we sponsor transactions.
We do accept advertising on our site. Clicking on ads and other portals can lead to other web sites that have unique advertising and personal information policies. These sites may earn a transaction fee or earn income on non-objective information. We do not warrant that these advertisements or companies have the same policies as FTN or protect Personal Information in the same manner as FTN. As is customary in the industry, FTN does provide aggregate information on users to potential and current advertisers. This information may consist of demographic, geographic and financial information on our average users. Site traffic information and click-through rates may also be included along with the attractiveness of various parts of the FTN site. Typically, advertisers seek to understand the people that use a particular site, what they find appealing about the site, how frequently they use the site and various ads and the average background of expected users.
FTN does not currently request credit card financial information from users. Should we request this information in the future, we would use secure encrypted technology standard in the industry. This does not guarantee that your information is 100% secure since that is not technically possible, but we will use best practices to protect your information. The use of advertiser’s links may involve credit card financial information that again is not 100% secure and we urge customers of these advertisers to review the privacy policies of the unique advertisers.
User bulletin boards, blogs, reader comments, and postings can be used by non-affiliated companies to collect personal information and we advise caution given that your personal information can be collected and used in this manner. This also applies to advertisers that have click-through ads on our site. In addition, parents should also caution their children about releasing personal information or participating in discussion posting on sites. The Internet attracts a number of people that seek to misrepresent themselves and to use information they acquire to the detriment of the customer or participant. Caution should be exercised by all, but children and teens should be very careful.
In rare cases, FTN can be required by court order or law enforcement professionals to provide confidential or Personal Information to law enforcement officials. FTN will comply with such a request as long as it is a legitimate and proper legal request as determined by FTN in its sole judgment.
Ad Servers and Third Parties may use “cookies” to collect user information for use in their marketing campaigns. This information can obtain the IP address of your computer or server, the geographic location, use patterns and other information. You may “opt out” of the cookies by proper deletions on your computer, registering with the individual advertiser server and electing the choice of opting out or the Network Advertising Initiative site to opt out of a number of third-party companies cookies. Ad servers can aggregate general use patterns and can provide this information to third party advertisers. Please research the various opt out options.
Notification of Changes
In the event that we change our privacy policies in the future, we will provide you with an update contained within this area of our web site. We respect your privacy and we will not use information released to us in a new way without first giving you the option to opt out. FTN can be contacted at 703-905-9858 or on the web at firstname.lastname@example.org
The intellectual property rights in content that FTN provides on this Site, including without limitation, all text, graphics, artwork, photographs, site design, logos, trademarks, icons, images, audio or video clips, code, scripts and software, and their selection, arrangement and compilation (collectively, "Site Content"), are owned by FTN or its content suppliers. Site Content is subject to copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws of the United States and other countries.
You may not copy, reproduce, republish, transmit, disseminate, distribute, display, post, modify, create derivative works from, sell, license or otherwise use or exploit Site Content without FTN’s prior written consent. You may not use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods on the Site or Site Content. You may not use Site Content for any commercial or competitive purposes or for any purpose that may be harmful or detrimental to the Site or to FTN.
During your visits to the Site, you may view, copy and print reasonable portions of Site Content for your noncommercial, personal use, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on or in the Site Content. Other “fair use” of Site Content as defined in the copyright law also is permitted. Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of limited portions of protected materials for personal, educational or noncommercial purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Users must cite the author and source of the content as they would material from any printed work. The citation must include all copyright information and other information associated with the content and the URL for the applicable Site. None of the content may be altered or modified and users must comply with all other terms or restrictions that may be applicable to any individual file, image or text included in the Site Content.
The Family Travel Network and the Family Travel Network logo are common law marks of the Family Travel Network. They may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of FTN or the trademark holder. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of FTN and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of FTN. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any organizations, services, products, processes or other information, by name, trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by FTN.
Member Generated Content
This site may provide you and others an opportunity to submit, post, display, transmit or exchange travel reviews, itineraries, photographs, images, video clips, commentary, opinions, and other copyrightable materials or other information, messages or content (“Member Generated Content”). Member Generated Content does not necessarily reflect the views of FTN. FTN does not assume responsibility for editing, reviewing, selecting, censoring or otherwise controlling the publication of Member Generated Content. To the extent permitted by law, FTN disclaims responsibility or liability arising from any Member Generated Content.
FTN encourages the open debate of ideas, but you are strictly prohibited from creating, posting or transmitting any “Prohibited Content,” or including any Prohibited Content in any Member Generated Content. Prohibited Content is any content that:
- is obscene, scandalous, pornographic, indecent, lewd, or profane;
- is unlawful or could encourage conduct that is unlawful;
- could give rise to civil liability;
- is threatening, harassing, intimidating, abusive, racially offensive or inflammatory;
- constitutes an “ad hominem” or personal attack;
- is libelous, defamatory or otherwise tortuous;
- impersonates another person or misrepresents an affiliation with another entity;
- is harmful to minors;
- infringes on or violates any intellectual property, publicity, privacy, contract or other legal rights;
- misappropriates any trade secret;
- constitutes unauthorized disclosure of private information of a third party, such as addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers, or credit card numbers;
- constitutes political campaigning, or an advertisement or solicitation; or
- contains any malicious software code.
You should assume that FTN will cooperate fully with law enforcement authorities investigating the activities of users of the Sites and will comply fully with subpoenas and court orders requesting the disclosure of information relating to the activities of users of the Site.
Intellectual Property Rights in Member Generated Content
If you create, post or transmit any Member Generated Content on the Site, you represent and warrant that:
(a) you own the Member Generated Content or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth below;
(b) the Member Generated Content is reasonably accurate and not misleading; and
(c) the Member Generated Content does not contain any Prohibited Content.
Member Generated Content will not be considered confidential and FTN is under no obligation to treat such content as proprietary information. FTN shall have no duty to attribute authorship of Member Generated Content to you, and shall not be obligated to enforce any form of attribution to you or third parties. If it is determined that you retain moral rights (including rights of attribution or integrity) in any Member Generated Content, you hereby declare that
(a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the Member Generated Content, or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto;
(b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the Member Generated Content by FTN, The Beacon Group, Inc. or its licensees, successors and assigns;
(c) you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the Member Generated Content; and
(d) you forever release FTN, The Beacon Group, Inc. and its licensees, successors and assigns, from any claims that you could otherwise assert against Together for Good by virtue of any such moral rights.
The Sites do not provide archival capability. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of Member Generated Content (at locations other than the Site), and replacing any Member Generated Content that is lost, damaged or destroyed while on a Site. FTN shall have no liability to you or any other person for loss, damage, or destruction of any Member Generated Content.
Certain Services available through this Site may, at some point, require you to create a Member Account. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to create a Member Account. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information when creating a Member Account and to update your Member Account information promptly if it changes. You may not use someone else’s Member Account without permission from that member. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your Member Account and for keeping your password secure. You must notify FTN immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your Member Account. Although FTN will not be liable for any losses caused by any unauthorized use of your Member Account, you may be liable for FTN losses or the losses of others due to such unauthorized use.
Commercial Use of the Site is Prohibited
Companies and businesses may not create Member Accounts and may not use the Site or Services for any purpose without FTN’s prior express written consent. The Site is intended for the personal use of members and commercial activities that are not authorized by FTN are prohibited.
Protecting Child Privacy
The Site is not designed for or directed to children under the age of thirteen (13) and FTN asks that children under the age of thirteen (13) not submit any personally identifiable information. FTN wants you to be aware that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available and may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors.
Advertisements and Promotions
FTN may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or organizations other than FTN, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the third party. FTN is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of third party advertisers on the Sites.
You are granted a limited, revocable, nonexclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Sites for noncommercial purposes, provided that you do not portray FTN or any of its products or Services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking Web site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is, in FTN’s sole opinion, offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use an FTN logo or other proprietary graphic of FTN to link to the Sites without the express written permission of FTN. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any FTN trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including any Site Content, without FTN’s express written consent.
The FTN Site may contain links to third party organizations and/or their Web sites (“Third Party Sites”) and third party content (“Third Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information. You use links to Third Party Sites, and any Third Party Content therein, at your own risk. FTN does not monitor or have any control over and makes no claim or representation regarding Third Party Content or Third Party Sites. FTN provides these links only as a convenience and a link to a Third Party Site or Third Party Content does not imply FTN's endorsement, adoption or sponsorship of or affiliation with such Third Party Site or Third Party Content.
Copyright Complaint Policy
If you believe in good faith that materials contained on the Site infringe your copyright, please notify us in writing. Your notice must include the following:
(a) a clear identification of the copyrighted work you claim was infringed;
(b) a clear identification of the material you claim is infringing the copyrighted work, and information that will allow us to locate that material on the Site, such as a link to the infringing material;
(c) your contact information so that we can reply to your complaint, preferably including an email address and telephone number;
(d) the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that the material that is claimed as copyright infringement is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.";
(e) the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and I am the copyright owner, or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."; and
(f) the physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Notices must be mailed to:
The Family Travel Network, 7913 Westpark Drive, Suite 101, McLean, VA 22102
or emailed to: KidTravel@aol.com
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(a) any User Generated Content posted or otherwise provided by you that infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy,
(b) any misrepresentation made by you in connection with your use of the Site or Services;
Applicable Law and Venue
This Site (not including Third Party Sites and Third Party Content) are owned and provided by FTN and The Beacon Group, Inc. from a hosting site in the United States of America. While FTN and The Beacon Group, Inc. have made no effort to publish the Site elsewhere, the Site is accessible in all states of the United States of America and in other countries.
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FTN's editorial team and management determines what content will be featured on this Site. Those decision may be influenced, in part, by user feedback, user input, and the experiences of others.
As is common in the travel industry, FTN's writers and staff often receives free or discounted travel, lodging, food, tours, products and other items for the purposes of becoming familiar with and possibly writing about and reviewing those services. Despite this fact, we strive to be fair and impartial in all reviews. In-depth reviews of resorts, destinations, attractions and products on the FTN site have resulted from complimentary or discounted travel, lodging, food, tours, and/or products. Our staff does not accept monetary compensation in exchange for reviews. FTN hopes that you enjoy reading our comments and reviews, but, of course, we cannot be responsible if you do not have the same experiences with these destinations, resorts, lodging, restaurants, tours, products and/or services as we have had.
Any and all sponsored articles featured on FTN as well as any advertising are clearly labeled as such.
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