Terms of Service for CentralAmerica.com
Corporacion de Viajes Mundiales is the corporation that owns, edits and operates “CentralAmerica.com” as well as the domain name that it exists on. Corporacion de Viajes Mundiales is the rightful owner, with some exceptions, of all of the content on the site.
Exceptions include the following:
1. Content that has been re-used or rewritten with the original author/photographer/video makers written consent. Examples include rewriting an author’s article in English for the purpose of posting on CentralAmerica.com or taking an article from a regular writers blog/website. In each of these cases, the author will be asked permission for their work to be used this way, and a link to the original piece, as well as acknowledgment of the author’s permission, will be posted alongside the piece as part of a copyright notice.
2. Content (primarily photographic) that has been purchased or obtained for free from stock photography providers.
3. Other photographic content that is taken from other sources (Wikipedia, Flickr, etc.) where CentralAmerica.com has found images with a Creative Commons license that allows for commercial use. In all these cases, the appropriate credit will be given to the original photographer as per the terms of the license.
GENERAL RULES AND DEFINITIONS
1.1. By using CentralAmerica.com on its desk top, tablet, and mobile versions, you are agreeing to abide by all the terms and conditions set out in this Terms of Service page. “Using”, in this instance, means either contributing to the website as an author/photographer/video maker or reading the website as a consumer.
1.2. We may change, add or remove portions of these Terms of Service at any time, which shall become effective immediately upon posting. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service prior to each use of the Site and by continuing to use this Site, you agree to any changes.
1.3. We may modify, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of our content at any time, including the availability of any product or brand that we endorse. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of our content without notice or liability.
2. CONTENT ON CENTRALAMERICA.COM
2.1. The content of CentralAmerica.com is intended for your personal and informational use only. All materials published (including, but not limited to articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips) are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by Corporacion de Viajes Mundiales or the party credited as the provider of the content, as stipulated above. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any content accessed on this site.
2.2. The content is protected by copyright pursuant to Panamanian and international copyright laws. You may not publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as provided in Section 2.3 of these Terms of Service), create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the content either in whole or in part.
2.3. You may download or copy the content for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from CentralAmerica.com, or the copyright holder (original author) identified in the copyright notice contained in the content whom shall be contacted directly.
3. USER GENERATED CONTENT: SUBMISSIONS INCLUDING COMMENTS, READER REVIEWS AND MORE ON BOTH CENTRALAMERICA.COM AND ON ITS SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
3.1. You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish on to CentralAmerica.com any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material. Be polite and respectful when commenting. You can disagree with the authors and with other commenters, but you shall not threaten or verbally abuse anyone. You will not troll discussions with repetitive messages and other spam. You will not use racist language or discriminate against anyone based on their race, gender, religion, sexual preference, the country that they are from, disability, or anything else. Those indulging in hate speech will be blocked from our web and social media platforms.
3.2. You acknowledge that any submissions you make to the CentralAmerica.com (i.e., user-generated content including but not limited to: comments, forum messages, reviews, text, video, audio, and photographs, as well as computer code and applications) (each, a “Submission”) may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by CentralAmerica.com and you waive any rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. Submissions made to CentralAmerica.com may also be included in our RSS feeds, APIs and made available for republishing through other formats.
3.3 You grant CentralAmerica.com a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, sub-licensable license to the user-generated content that you provide. This includes without limitation the right for Corporacion de Viajes Mundiales or any third party it designates, to use, copy, transmit, excerpt, publish, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, modify, and adapt (including without limitation the right to adapt to streaming, downloading, broadcast, mobile, digital, thumbnail, scanning or other technologies) in any form or medium now known or hereinafter developed, any user-generated content posted by you onto CentralAmerica.coms website or social media platforms.
3.4. You are solely responsible for the content you post. CentralAmerica.com is not responsible for the content of this user-generated content. We reserve the right to delete, move, or edit user-generated content that we deem abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or unacceptable in any way.
3.5. By creating user-generated content, you are consenting to its display and publication on CentralAmerica.com and any related online and offline promotional uses.
4. ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES AND LINKS
4.1. CentralAmerica.com contains links to other websites, resources, and advertisers. Since we are not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to that website, resource, or advertiser itself.
5. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
5.1. Corporacion de Viajes Mundiales does not represent, guarantee or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or uploaded to the website by any user, information provider, advertiser or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. THE SERVICES AND ALL DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE AND PRODUCTS ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
6. SOFTWARE LICENSES
6.1 You have no rights to the proprietary software and related documentation, or any enhancements or modifications thereto, provided to you in order to access CentralAmerica.com. You may not sublicense, assign, or transfer any licenses granted through CentralAmerica.com and any attempt at such sublicense, assignment or transfer shall be null and void.
7.1. Corporacion de Viajes Mundiales may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of CentralAmerica.com and its social media platforms for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of these Terms of Service.
8.1 These Terms of Service have been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the law of the Republic of Panama.
8.2. Correspondence should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You agree to report any copyright violations of the Terms of Service to CentralAmerica.com as soon as you become aware of them. In the event you have a claim of copyright infringement with respect to material that is contained in CentralAmerica.com and/or any of its social media platforms, please notify email@example.com (Please direct all general questions to firstname.lastname@example.org).