Terms of Use

Policy valid from 2012–present.

This website is for general information only and is written, managed, and edited exclusively by me (the author). The reading of all content on this website is of your own free will, and if you do not accept the terms contained in this disclaimer, you are advised to immediately cease use of this website. I reserve the right to change any of the terms of use of this website at any time.  All views expressed on this website represent those made by myself and not those of any other person or entity in their favor. Any opinion I express does not intend to harm, slander, or defame any company, individual, or thing. I will not be held liable for libel nor will I be held to compensate you in any way whatsoever if you ever happen to suffer a loss/inconvenience/damage because of what I may display or state on my website. I will also not be responsible for what people might do with my advice, critiques, and/or expressed knowledge.Although I work hard to give you the most up-to-date information, 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 www.thetravellingsociologist.com for any purpose. Again, you are reading the information on this website on your own free will, and you will be provided with information at your own risk.
Under no circumstances will I be liable for any loss or damage, including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage or any loss or damage whatsoever associated with the loss of data or profits arising from, or in connection with, the use of this website. Any reliance you place on any information gleaned from this website is strictly at your own risk so please make sure you research and verify the information you read on my website because there is a possibility that some of it will be less accurate as time passes.

Intellectual and Copyright Policy

All photos and text used in this site are intellectual properties of myself, the Travelling Sociologist, unless otherwise stated. Also, unless otherwise noted, I am also the legal copyright holder of the material on this website and it may not be used, reprinted, (partially or fully) modified, or published without my permission, especially if intended for commercial use. If you would like to use any of the photos or text found on my website, please contact me first and state your intent and purpose for such use.
If you wish to repost or share any material from this website, please make sure you credit me by including my link(s). I absolutely do not allow the reposting of my articles in its entirety. Therefore, if you would like to share an article, please make sure you include the link back to my website; and if you need to share some content, you may include up to two sentences from the article and NOT the entire article. (I do credit all content that is not mine. Images that are not credited are Open Source content that does not require attribution. If or when I fail to properly credit you on any material, it is unintentional and I sincerely apologize––do contact me immediately so that I may rectify the issue as soon as possible.)

Privacy Policy

Any personal and/or contact information provided to me will be kept private (particularly emails from readers providing comments posted on the website and emails from listserv/newsletter subscribers). You will not be spammed in any way, and I will absolutely not sell or disclose your information to any company.

Cookies and Third-Party Advertisements

There may be third-party applications such as Google Analytics that collect cookie and usage data from this website. This data is used by Google simply to analyze visitor behavior in an anonymous form in order to track, examine, and compile statistical reports on the traffic, activity, and visits to this website. In addition, Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.thetravellingsociologist.com. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to you based on your visit to my website as well as to other sites. (You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.)
I may allow these third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information whenever you visit www.thetravellingsociologist.com. These companies may use non–personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to www.thetravellingsociologist.com and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that are likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. (To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.)
Rest assured that no personal and identifiable information will be collected from you since your anonymity is still and always safe with www.thetravellingsociologist.com.

Advertiser and Sponsor Disclosure

Please note that this website uses paid advertising and that some links on thetravellingsociologist.com are affiliate links––both ads and links help support this website, at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products I use and/or love. And I will always disclose whether I have received any products for free or on commission, or whether a trip was sponsored.
I am 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.
I am in no way responsible for the actions of my advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based on a link from my website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues and not with me. 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 cannot be held responsible for any offense taken due to translation, interpretation or mistakes in grammar and/or punctuation of my website’s content. I will also not be liable if, for any reason, the website is unavailable at any time, and I reserve the right to take the website offline without notice and at my own discretion.
Comments on this website are the sole responsibility of their writers, and they will take full responsibility, liability, and blame for any libel or proceedings that result from their statement(s). I do not guarantee the accuracy, honesty, and politeness of any comment posted. And I reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this website without notice, especially when they constitute spam or questionable spam, include profanity, contain language or concepts that are offensive, attack a group or person individually, or contain hateful messages.Should my website be unintentionally linked to obscene, pornographic, disgusting, hostile, or offensive content-filled web pages, I in no way condone, endorse, or take responsibility for such action. Note that this website does contain links that direct to external websites, and that these links are only provided for your convenience and information. However, that I am not in control of these external platforms and will not be held liable for any material contained within them.Finally, any letters, emails, website comments, responses on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter, or questions written directly to me may be used as material for my web audience unless otherwise requested. In addition, content from such letters, emails, website comments, social media responses, questions, or any other feedback on my website and its associated social media pages may be used in newsletters, blog posts, magazine and newspaper columns, or upcoming books unless otherwise requested. For any further clarifications and questions, get in touch with me.