Wowanders app Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

TERMS OF SERVICE

Description of the services:

Wowanders Oy (hereinafter “Wowanders” or “Us” or “We”) run a website and mobile applications hosting a 100% free service called Wowanders and would love for you to use it. Our service is designed to give you as much control and ownership over what goes on your site as possible and encourage you to express yourself freely. However, be responsible in what you publish. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items listed below appear on your site or get linked to from your site (things like spam, viruses, pornographic, hate content or other inappropriate content). Wowanders has the right to delete such content and related user accounts without notice and ban the responsible users from using both wowanders.com and our mobile apps again.

We appreciate every content about your trips and you traveling that you want to keep for you, share with friends or the world. Content that falls in the following categories is not allowed on wowanders.com and the mobile applications of Wowanders:

  • Content that is totally unrelated to your trips or you traveling. Wowanders is dedicated to travel content and a service from travelers for travelers. Nobody on Wowanders wants to read about something else like what you do at work or in bed. For these topics there are other services available that are more proper for that.
  • Content that is pornographic, contains threats or incite violence, or violates the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.
  • Content taken from other blogs, websites, mobile applications that is re-published on wowanders.com or the mobile applications of Wowanders without permission (this is sometimes called scraping). If an account contains stolen content, it’s gone!
  • Content that is created for search engines instead of humans. This content is dedicated to trying to fool Google and other search engines into ranking them or the sites they link to highly. Wowanders.com and the mobile applications of Wowanders are not meant for this type of activity. This means for example content with the primary purpose of driving traffic to affiliate programs and get-rich-quick schemes (“Make six figures from home!!”, “20 easy steps to top profits!!”, etc). To be clear, people writing their own original book, movie or game reviews and linking them to Amazon, or people linking to their own products on Etsy do NOT fall into this category.
  • Content that promotes pirated copies of ebooks, software packages, music, movies, games, etc.
  • Content that is generated by computers, including randomly generated blogs, blogs that re-publish press releases, marketing material, search engine results, link dumps or any other mass-produced content.

If you find a Wowanders account or content that you believe violates our terms of service, please drop us a line to info@wowanders.com and we are going take care of that as soon as possible.

Terms of Service:

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the wowanders.com Website and all content, services and products available at or through the Website and mobile Applications, especially including, the mobile Applications for iOS and Android. The Website and mobile Applications are owned and operated by Wowanders Ltd (“Wowanders”). The Website and mobile Applications are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Wowanders’ Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on wowanders.com website or mobile apps by Wowanders (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website and mobile Applications. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website and mobile Applications or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Wowanders, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Services are available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

Your Wowanders Account and Services.

If you create an account on the Website and mobile Applications or our mobile Applications, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and content, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the account. You must not create content in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Wowanders may change or remove any content that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Wowanders liability. You must immediately notify Wowanders of any unauthorized uses of your service, your account or any other breaches of security. Wowanders will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

Responsibility of Contributors.

If you own a Wowanders account, comment on any created content, post material to the Website and mobile Applications, post links on the Website and mobile Applications, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website and mobile Applications (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party; if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
  • your Wowanders account and content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
  • your Wowanders account and content is not named in a manner that misleads other Wowanders users, your followers and readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your Wowanders account’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Wowanders or otherwise.

By submitting Content to Wowanders for inclusion on your Website and mobile Applications, you grant Wowanders a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt, publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your account and Content and anonymously use the travel data behind your Content to offer additional services for you and other users (especially including a Marketplace for itineraries and recommendation services). If you delete Content, Wowanders will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website and mobile Applications, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Wowanders has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Wowanders’ sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Wowanders’ reasonable opinion, violates any Wowanders policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website and mobile Applications to any individual or entity for any reason, in Wowanders sole discretion. Wowanders will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

RESPONSIBILITY OF WEBSITE AND MOBILE APPLICATION VISITORS/USERS.

Wowanders has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website and mobile Applications, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website and mobile Applications, Wowanders does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website and mobile Applications may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website and mobile Applications may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Wowanders disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors/users of the Website and mobile Applications, or from any downloading by those visitors/users of content there posted.

CONTENT POSTED ON OTHER WEBSITES AND MOBILE APPLICATIONS.

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the Websites and mobile Applications and webpages to which wowanders.com links, and that link to wowanders.com. Wowanders does not have any control over those non-Wowanders Websites and mobile Applications and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Wowanders Website and mobile Applications or webpage, Wowanders does not represent or imply that it endorses such Website and mobile Applications or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Wowanders disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Wowanders Websites and mobile Applications and webpages.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND DCA POLICY.

As Wowanders asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by wowanders.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Wowanders in accordance with Wowanders’s Digital Copyright Act (“DCA”) Policy. Wowanders will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Wowanders will terminate a visitor’s/users’s access to and use of the Website and mobile Applications if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor/user is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Wowanders or others. In the case of such termination, Wowanders will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Wowanders.

Intellectual Property.

This Agreement does not transfer from Wowanders to you any Wowanders or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Wowanders. Wowanders, wowanders.com, the Wowanders logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Wowanders Website and mobile Applications are trademarks or registered trademarks of Wowanders or Wowanders’ licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website and mobile Applications may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website and mobile Applications grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Wowanders or third-party trademarks.

ADVERTISEMENTS.

Wowanders reserves the right to display advertisements on your service.

Attribution.

Wowanders reserves the right to display attribution links such as ‘wowanders.com,’ sticker attribution on the Website and mobile Applications.

Linking Wowanders services with other services.

By linking your Wowanders account with other accounts you own at third party providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, you agree to the terms of service of those providers. You can opt out of their terms of service at any time by de-connecting your Wowanders account from your accounts that you have there.

Domain Names.

If you are registering a domain name, using or transferring a previously registered domain name, you acknowledge and agree that use of the domain name is also subject to the policies of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”), including their Registration Rights and Responsibilities.

CHANGES

Wowanders reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website and mobile Applications following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Wowanders may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website and mobile Applications (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

TERMINATION.

Wowanders may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website and mobile Applications at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Wowanders account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website and mobile Applications. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties.

The Website and mobile Applications are provided “as is”. Wowanders and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Wowanders nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website and mobile Applications will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. If you’re actually reading this, here’s a treat. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website and mobile Applications at your own discretion and risk.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

In no event will Wowanders, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Wowanders under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Wowanders shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

General Representation and Warranty.

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website and mobile Applications will be in strict accordance with the Wowanders Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website and mobile Applications will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Wowanders, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website and mobile Applications, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

MISCELLANEOUS.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Wowanders and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Wowanders, or by the posting by Wowanders of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website and mobile Applications will be governed by the laws of Finland and the EU, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be a court located in Helsinki, Finland. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Wowanders may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

 

Change log:

December, 19th 2017: Published Privacy Policy

Change Log

December, 19th 2017: Published Terms of Service

PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Wowanders we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t receive or store passwords for any accounts on third-party services.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

In our products and services, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please please drop us a line at feedback at info@wowanders.com.

Wowanders Oy (hereinafter “Wowanders” or “Us” or “We”) operates a website and mobile application including wowanders.com and Wowanders app. It is Wowanders’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

WEBSITE AND MOBILE APPLICATION USERS AND VISITORS

Like most website and mobile application operators, Wowanders collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Wowanders’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Wowanders’ visitors use its website and app. From time to time, Wowanders may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Wowanders also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on content on wowanders.com and Wowanders’ mobile apps. Wowanders only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

GATHERING OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Certain visitors to Wowanders’ websites and mobile applications choose to interact with Wowanders in ways that require Wowanders to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Wowanders gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a Wowanders service to provide a name, username and email address. We may also collect information like your gender, date of birth and home town if you want it to be part of your Wowanders profile. If you choose to create a Wowanders account with a third-party service such as Facebook, you may have to provide us with your username or user ID so that your identity can be authenticated. When the authentication is complete, we’ll be able to access certain information based on your permissions from the third-party service. We don’t receive or store passwords for any accounts on third-party services. Those who engage in transactions with Wowanders are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Wowanders collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Wowanders. Wowanders does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website- or mobile application-related activities and services.

AGGREGATED STATISTICS

Wowanders may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites and mobile applications, including IP addresses, browser types, operating systems, pages or features of Wowanders that were used and time spent on them, search terms and other statistics. We use and analyze (and may engage third parties to analyze) this information to customize and improve Wowanders. For instance, Wowanders may monitor the most popular accounts on the wowanders.com site and Wowanders’ mobile applications or use spam screened by third party services to help identify spam. Wowanders may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Wowanders does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

In some cases we collect and store information about where you are located, such as by converting your IP address into a rough geolocation and location metadata on photos. We may use location information to improve and personalize Wowanders.

PROTECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Wowanders discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Wowanders’ behalf or to provide services available at Wowanders’ websites and mobile applications, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Woanders’ websites and mobile applications, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Wowanders will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Wowanders discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Wowanders believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Wowanders, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Wowanders website or mobile app and have supplied your email address, Wowanders may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Wowanders and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs and social media channels to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Wowanders takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

COOKIES

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Wowanders uses cookies to help Wowanders identify and track visitors, their usage of Wowanders website, and their website access preferences. Wowanders visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Wowanders’ websites and mobile applications, with the drawback that certain features of Wowanders’ websites and mobile applications may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

BUSINESS TRANSFERS

If Wowanders, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Wowanders goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Wowanders may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

ADS

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Wowanders and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

COMMENTS

Comments and other content submitted to our anti-spam/report service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Our Policy Towards Children

Wowanders is not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected such information of a child under 13, we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as is practicable.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Wowanders may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Wowanders’ sole discretion. Wowanders encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a Wowanders account, you should also check your account’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site and mobile app after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

 

Change log:

December, 19th 2017: Published Privacy Policy