Disclaimer / T&Cs / Small Print / Boring but important stuff

So .... here’s the small print about this website. This will probably be irrelevant and tedious to most of you and 73% of you will have already stopped reading. However, I’ve recently been convinced that this stuff is important. For the 27% still interested, here’s the headlines:

  • This is a not-for-profit opinion-based site about travel and outdoor adventure.

  • Photos, words and graphics are by me and the wife (Timea Kristof), unless otherwise credited.

  • Don’t plan a trip or do anything risky solely based on information on this site. Use it as inspiration, then buy a map, get a guide, speak to a professional .. that kind of thing.

  • Assume that I have written everything here with best intentions. I may have made mistakes, so let me know if you spot any and I’ll do my best to correct them.

  • Don’t steal my stuff. Don’t be a dick.

  • If you think I’ve stolen your stuff, please contact me and I’ll remove it or apply the appropriate acknowledgement.

For the 9% of you still reading, here’s the even smaller print

The reading of all information on richardgower.com is of your own free will. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you should cease use of this website immediately. I reserve the right to change any of these Terms and Conditions at any given time on this website.

I do my best to make sure that the information provided on this site is accurate and up to date, however 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 richardgower.com for any purpose.

When it comes to current prices, addresses, opening hours, phone numbers, travel information and website addresses, I advice you to double check. 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.

Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted, I (Richard Gower) am the legal copyright holder of all (written, multimedia and graphic) material on this website and it may not be used, reprinted, (partially) modified or published without my written consent. A link to richardgower.com must appear in all copies of any artwork or content, including articles, press releases.

Guest bloggers and other contributors to richardgower.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 richardgower.com. I also am not responsible for any comments by others on my blog.

Hold Harmless

All the information provided on richardgower.com is for general information and entertainment purposes only and is the expressed opinion of myself, Richard Gower, and not others. This includes (but is not limited to) my membership organisations and/or employers.

I am not providing any medical, legal or professional advice. You are taking all the provided information at your own risk.

This site contains maps and route descriptions that are intended to be used as inspiration not as guides. If you wish to undertake the same or similar trip you should use a proper map, do alternative research an/or, where appropriate, use a professional guiding service.

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 arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

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.

Access to the site may be temporarily or permanently suspended and without notice at my own discretion, due to possible updates or technical issues 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.

Privacy Statement

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.

I am not responsible for the privacy practices of any of my blog commenters.

Reserve Rights

I reserve the right to change the focus of the blog, to shut it down, sell it, change the terms of use at my own discretion.

I also reserve the rights to edit or delete any comments submitted to richardgower.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.

Advertisers and Sponsors

This is a not-for-profit website that does not accept advertising. I have not taken money or other benefits from companies mentioned on this site. Any comments, reviews or descriptions of companies and products are based on my own personal experience at the time of writing. If you purchase a product or service based upon a description link from my website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues, not through this website.

Some links to products such as books are linked via the Amazon Associate programme. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I only link to products that I have genuinely found useful in the research for each page or post. All proceeds from qualifying purchases are invested back in this site.

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.  

This Disclaimer version: January 21st 2018

Thanks to Nienke Krook’s blog post on Disclaimers for the inspiration for this page


(see ... this is what I meanbut giving people the right credit ...)