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This policy is valid from January 1st, 2009.
The reading of all information on WanderingCarol.com is of your own free will. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you should put your hands over your ears, stop reading and run away as fast as you can. If, however, you want to read some fun (and some not so fun … actually some quite boring) travel articles, please accept these Terms and Conditions.
I reserve the right to change any of these Terms and Conditions at any given time on this website. It’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind. And, as that is a stupid sexist statement, let me add that it is also the prerogative of any gender, person, animal or plant to change her/his/its mind, no matter how the said ‘entity’ self identifies. This is an equal opportunity blog.
Even though I try to provide up-to-date information (through endless research and numerous sleepless nights worrying about the correct spelling of Guadalupe), I make no representations or warranties of any kind (expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any information, products, services or related graphics contained on WanderingCarol.com for any purpose.
When it comes to current prices, addresses, opening hours, phone numbers, travel information and website addresses, please double check. You don’t want to fly across the Atlantic in a middle seat in economy class to get to Chaplin’s World in Vevey, Switzerland, only to discover that you can’t buy a ticket past 5 p.m., do you? (PS: Chaplin’s World is very entertaining. Just know that it closes at 6 p.m.)
I aim to provide you with accurate information at the time of publishing, but some information will understandably be less accurate as time passes. Should you find any inaccurate information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Just refrain from using swear words.
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Guest bloggers and other contributors to WanderingCarol.com are responsible for their own submitted material on my website and have to ensure that their work complies with national and relevant foreign laws. The opinions expressed by any Third Parties are their own and do not represent the position or believe of WanderingCarol.com. I also am not responsible for any narrow minded, impolite or offensive comments by others on my blog, though I fervently hope people will be full of kindness and light when adding their opinion.
And to that guy who told me to go back to the factory assembly line where I belong, I’ll have you know I only wish I could earn half as much as a unionized factory worker with this blog.
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I am not providing any medical, legal, or professional advice. You are taking all the provided information at your own risk, and I will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of the information on WanderingCarol.com. I will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information.
Links directing to third-party websites are used for informational purposes only and I do not accept responsibility for the content of these sites or liability from use of them.
Under no circumstances will I be liable for any loss, injury or damage (including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage) or any loss, injury or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website. So if the change falls out of your pocket while doing a zip line in Quebec, it’s not my fault.
I cannot be held responsible for any offence taken due to translation, interpretation or mistakes in grammar and/or punctuation of my website’s content. If you see any errors, please let me know and give me a chance to correct them before setting the grammar police on me.
Although I try to keep WanderingCarol.com 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, technical issues or sudden tornados 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 try to get the website back online as soon as possible. Or at least as soon as the sun begins to shine again.
Any personal and/or contact information provided to me will be kept private. You will not be spammed in any way and I will not sell or disclose your information to any other companies. Much as I like spreading gossip, your contact information just isn’t that interesting.
I am not responsible for the privacy practices of any of my advertisers or blog commenters.
I also reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to WanderingCarol.com without notice due to: comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam, comments including profanity, comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive, comments that attack a group or person individually, or comments letting me know that my writing is so bad that if they’d read my article on Italy before travelling there, they would have gone to Spain instead. (True story.)
Advertisers and Sponsors
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 WanderingCarol.com.
Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. Just because I’m fanatical about hot spring spas and European mud baths, even if my naked mud-sludged body is then hosed off by a man in a white suit, doesn’t mean it’s right for you. (But your skin really does feel wonderful after.)
To help the website expand, to cover costs of running the site and for me to be able to travel in the custom to which I which I wish I was accustomed to, some advertising and affiliate links are run on my website. Affiliate links earn me a pittance small commission on any purchases made when visiting sites such as Booking.com after clicking on one of these links. I will do my best to only provide you with information about (travel) products and places I truly believe in. I will always write as authentically and truthfully as possible, although in all honesty, you should know that I’m probably over-enthusiastic about some things others might not find as fascinating, such as spa treatments that include getting hosed off by a man in a white suit, or walls of a Polish castle that are supposed to be mystical energy spots and one of the seven chakras of the world.
As is common practice in the travel industry, I am sometimes given free hotel stays, meals or other travel perks in order that I can review them without going into bankruptcy. I still strive to be completely honest in my reviews, and that is why I have a high rate of never being invited back to places.
Although I’m sometimes given free travel, I feel compelled to tell you that almost all of my disposable income goes to travel anyway. I love it that much. (The remainder goes on shoes, handbags and cupcakes, because I love them, too.)
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 up-and-coming books. I appreciate all your feedback, especially when it says I’m wonderful.
Thank you for visiting my website and I hope you come to love hot springs, universal chakras, luxury hotels, scandalous figures in history and outdoor adventure as much as I do.