Terms and Conditions

Section 1. Acceptance of Terms.

Use of this Web site (the “Web site”) and the services available from the Web site is subject to the following Community Terms and Conditions (“T&Cs”). Please read these T&Cs carefully before using or registering with the Web site. Your use of the Web site is expressly conditioned on your acceptance of these T&Cs. If you do not agree with any part of these T&Cs you must not use this Web site.

Section 2. The Web site.

Some of the content found on the Web site is owned by members, some of the content found on the Web site is owned by other third party providers, and some of the content found on the Web site is owned by the www.iwasinturkey.com. In addition, the trademarks, logos and service marks (“Trademarks”) displayed on the Web site are registered and common law trademarks of the www.iwasinturkey.com, its affiliates and various third parties. Nothing contained on the Web site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the trademarks without the written permission of the www.iwasinturkey.com, or such other party that may own the trademarks.

Section 3. Access and Registration.

In order to use the Web site, you need the equipment necessary to connect to the World Wide Web (the “WWW”), and the connection necessary to access the WWW. You are responsible for any fees associated with such a connection or access (such as those charged by an Internet Service Provider (an “ISP”) or other online service). In order to submit travel journals to and obtain other benefits and services from the Web site, you must first register. You agree you will: (a) provide accurate and complete information when prompted to do so by any registration form, and (b) maintain and update such information so it remains accurate and complete.

Section 4. Privacy.

At www.iwasinturkey.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.iwasinturkey.com and how it is used.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, www.iwasinturkey.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

www.iwasinturkey.com does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include Google Adsense, Commission Junction, Widget Bucks, Adbrite, Clickbank, Azoogle, Chitika, Linkshare, Amazon, Kontera.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on www.iwasinturkey.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

www.iwasinturkey.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.iwasinturkey.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Section 5. Member Account, Password and Security.

Upon registration, you will choose a member name and password. You are responsible for keeping your member name and password confidential. We recommend you memorize this information and not write it down. You are responsible for all activity occurring through use of your account and/or password. You agree to immediately notify the www.iwasinturkey.com of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your account and password. The www.iwasinturkey.com will not be responsible for any loss to you arising from your failure to comply with the above. You represent that you are of sufficient legal age to use the Web site and to create binding legal obligations for any liability you may incur as a result of the use of the Web site. You understand that you are financially responsible for all uses of the Web site by use and those using your login information.

Section 6. Submission of Travel Stories and other Content.

The www.iwasinturkey.com aims to build a premier community of member-submitted travel content. You, the member, are the best resource for real-life travel experiences. You understand that all journals, news articles, directories, guides, text, photographs, illustrations, graphics, logos, audio clips and images, information, data, photographs, software, messages or other materials, including Member Content, as such term is hereinafter defined (collectively, “Web site Content”) appearing on the Web site or submitted to the Web site is the responsibility of the person or entity originating such Web site Content, and the www.iwasinturkey.com disclaims any liability with respect to such Web site Content (see Section 14 Disclaimer below). By submitting journals, news articles, directories, guides, text, photographs, illustrations, graphics, logos, audio clips and images, information, data, photographs, software, messages or other materials to the Web site (“Member Content”), you warrant that: (a) you are the owner of such Member Content, or have been granted all the rights necessary from the owner thereof to submit such Member Content to the Web site and for the use by the www.iwasinturkey.com as stated herein, and (b) the use of such Member Content by the www.iwasinturkey.com will not infringe the intellectual property rights of or otherwise violate the rights of any third party. By submitting Member Content to the Web site: (a) you automatically grant to the www.iwasinturkey.com (or warrant that the owner thereof has granted to the www.iwasinturkey.com), a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, create derivative works of, transfer or sell any such Member Content, for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, a commercial purpose, without any compensation to you; and (ii) you agree that you will not publish, submit, or display such Member Content to or on any other commercial travel-related Web site without the www.iwasinturkey.com’s prior written consent, which consent may be withheld by the www.iwasinturkey.com in its discretion. Consent may be requested by sending an e-mail to
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. You understand that the www.iwasinturkey.com will have the right (but under no circumstances will the www.iwasinturkey.com have any obligation) to screen, edit, refuse to post or remove any Member Content, in whole or in part, from any portion of the Web site, in its sole discretion, including, but not limited to, Member Content that violates these T&Cs or is otherwise objectionable. The www.iwasinturkey.com reserves the right to disclose any Member Content as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right or any other harm resulting from your use of the Web site.

Section 7. Member Conduct.

You agree that you will not use the Web site to:

  • submit, post, upload or otherwise transmit any Member Content that is unlawful, defamatory, libelous, abusive, tortuous, harassing, threatening, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or otherwise indecent or that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law;
  • submit, post, upload, or otherwise transmit any Member Content that infringes or otherwise violates the rights of any third party, including without limitation privacy rights and proprietary rights;
  • submit, post, upload or otherwise transmit any Member Content that contains viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer;
  • submit, post, upload or otherwise transmit any Member Content that is of consistently poor quality or that is deemed inappropriate as determined by the sole discretion of the www.iwasinturkey.com editors;
  • intentionally inflate journal ratings for the purposes of falsely representing the quality of any journal on the site;
  • advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose, with the exception of members termed experts or travel providers under a specific agreement related to such;
  • conduct, display, or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, “spam” or chain letters;
  • impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with, any other person or entity;
  • falsify or delete any attributions, legends or other proprietary designations of the origin or source of software or other Web site Content appearing on the Web site or contained in a file that is uploaded;
  • harm minors;
  • stalk or harass another individual;
  • collect or store personal data about other members; or
  • violate any applicable local, state, federal, or international law or regulation.

You further agree that you will not use any robot, spider, or other automated device, or a program, algorithm or methodology having similar processes or functionality, or any manual process to monitor or copy any of the Web pages, data or content from the Web site.

THE www.iwasinturkey.com RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY MEMBER ACCOUNT INCLUDING ALL JOURNALS AND ANY OTHER MEMBER RELATED INFORMATION FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE OFFENSES OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON IN THE www.iwasinturkey.com’s SOLE DISCRETION.

Section 8. Restricted and Permitted Uses.

All Web site Content may be protected under United States and/or foreign intellectual property laws, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other intellectual property and proprietary rights and laws. Unauthorized use of the Web site Content may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. You must abide by all copyright notices, information or restrictions contained in or attached to any Web site Content or portion of the Web site.

The www.iwasinturkey.com grants you a limited, non-transferable license to use the Web site in accordance with these T&Cs. You may only use the Web site for legitimate purposes for which the Web site is available, and shall not use this Web site for any other purposes. The Web site and the Web site Content, including the text, graphics, button icons, audio and video clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software, may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed without the express written permission of the www.iwasinturkey.com and/or its third party providers, except you may make a single copy of the Web site Content on your hard drive or in print for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided, that you do not alter the Web site Content. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Web site Content on any copy you make of the Web site Content. You also may email a single copy of product reviews to your friends or other individuals, provided that they comply with the restrictions set forth in these T&Cs.

Except as explained in the preceding paragraph, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, display, publish, publicly perform, create derivative works of, sell, transfer, transmit, compile, collect in a database, distribute or otherwise use the Web site Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose without the express, prior permission of the www.iwasinturkey.com and/or the copyright holder identified in the applicable copyright notice. Requests for permission may be sent to
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. You may not use any “robot” “spider” or other automatic device, or a program, algorithm or methodology having similar processes or functionality, or any manual process, to monitor or copy any of the Web pages, data or content found on the Web site.

If you violate any of these restrictions, your permission to use Web site Content on the Web site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Web site Content.

Section 9. Trademarks.

You agree not to display or use in any manner any marks of the www.iwasinturkey.com without the www.iwasinturkey.com’s prior permission. Third party trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names appearing on the Web site are the property of their respective owners.

Section 10. Changes to Web site or T&Cs.

The www.iwasinturkey.com may alter, suspend or discontinue any part or service of the Web site at any time, with or without notice. The Web site is currently available to you free of charge. In addition, The www.iwasinturkey.com reserves the right to modify these T&Cs at any time, without notice to you. Changes to these T&Cs will become effective when The www.iwasinturkey.com posts them here, or directly e-mails to you a notification of the changes. You agree to review these T&Cs periodically to become aware of any changes and your continued use of the Web site will signify your assent to any modifications to these T&Cs. You further agree that these standards for notifying you of changes to these T&Cs are reasonable.

Section 11. Termination by the www.iwasinturkey.com; Failure to Comply with T&Cs.

The www.iwasinturkey.com may terminate these T&Cs and/or the provision of any of the services at any time for any reason. Additionally, the www.iwasinturkey.com may suspend or terminate your membership and/or deny your access to, or use of Web site Content or submission of Member Content to the Web site, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, if the www.iwasinturkey.com reasonably believes that:

  • your conduct violated any provision of these T&Cs;
  • your conduct violated the www.iwasinturkey.com’s or any third-parties’ rights; or
  • it is inappropriate for you to enjoy continued access to or use of the Web site.

Such termination shall not affect any right to relief to which the www.iwasinturkey.com, its affiliates or its third party providers and distributors may be entitled at law or in equity.

Moreover, the www.iwasinturkey.com reserves the right to terminate the membership of inactive members. You agree that upon termination, the www.iwasinturkey.com may delete all information related to you or your membership and may deny you access to such information and the Web site.

Upon termination of this Agreement and these T&Cs, all rights granted to you will terminate and revert to the www.iwasinturkey.com, its affiliates and its third party providers or distributors, as applicable.

Section 12. Termination by You.

You may discontinue your participation in and access to the Web site at any time. These T&Cs will continue to apply to all past use of the Web site by you, even if you are no longer using it.

Section 13. Disclaimers.

THE WEB SITE CONTAINS OPINIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, STATEMENTS AND INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. THE www.iwasinturkey.com DOES NOT REPRESENT, ENDORSE OR GUARANTEE THE TRUTHFULNESS, ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OF SUCH WEB SITE CONTENT POSTED BY SUCH THIRD PARTIES, OR ENDORSE ANY OPINIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED BY SUCH THIRD PARTIES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MATERIAL OR DATA THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEB SITE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND ANY RELIANCE ON WEB SITE CONTENT POSTED BY THIRD PARTIES WILL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE WEB SITE AND MAY BE MADE AT ANY TIME.

THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE www.iwasinturkey.com AND THE SUPPLIERS PROVIDING SOFTWARE OR SERVICES SUPPORT DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE WEB SITE AND ITS WEB SITE CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTCULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE WITH REGARD TO THE WEB SITE CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE AVAILABILITY OF THE WEB SITE, LACK OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER CODES THAT MANIFEST CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES, OR ANY FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE WEB SITE. ALTHOUGH THE WEB SITE CONTENT MAY BE UPDATED FROM TIME TO TIME, TRAVEL INFORMATION MAY CHANGE RAPIDLY. THEREFORE, SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THE WEB SITE MAY BE OUT OF DATE AND/OR MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. THE www.iwasinturkey.com DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE TIMELINESS, VALIDITY, COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF WEB SITE CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU FOR ANY PURPOSE.

ALTHOUGH THE www.iwasinturkey.com INTENDS TO TAKE REASONABLE MEASURES TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS TO THE WEB SITE, THE www.iwasinturkey.com DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE FROM ERROR OR DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS. THE www.iwasinturkey.com WILL NOT BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS SUFFERED OR ALLEGEDLY SUFFERED IN THE EVENT OF A FAILURE OR INTERRUPTION OF THE WEB SITE OR RESULTING FROM THE ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN MAKING THE WEB SITE AVAILABLE TO YOU, WHETHER OR NOT THE CIRCUMSTANCES GIVING RISE TO SUCH CAUSE MAY HAVE BEEN WITHIN THE CONTROL OF THE www.iwasinturkey.com OR OF ANY SUPPLIER PROVIDING SOFTWARE OR SERVICES SUPPORT.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE AFOREMENTIONED DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall the www.iwasinturkey.com or its affiliates, licensors, content providers or suppliers be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.

Section 14. Waiver, Release and Limitation of Liability.

YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER THE www.iwasinturkey.com NOR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY OR INDEMNITY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER IN ACTION UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER THEORY, IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO (A) YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE, (B) YOUR RELIANCE ON WEB SITE CONTENT, AND (C) ANY GOODS, SERVICES OR OTHER WEB SITES ADVERTISED ON THE WEB SITE, EVEN IF THE www.iwasinturkey.com OR SUCH RELATED PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST THE www.iwasinturkey.com, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS BASED UPON THE NEGLIGENCE OF SUCH PARTIES) FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES YOU SUSTAIN IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Section 15. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the www.iwasinturkey.com its officers, directors, shareholders, affiliates, employees, consultants, agents, licensors, content providers and suppliers from any and all claims, liability, damages, losses, expenses and/or costs (including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees) arising from your failure to comply with these T&Cs, your negligent or wrongful conduct, your infringement or violation of any intellectual property or other right of a third party, Member Content provided by you or from your violation of any applicable law.

Section 16. Applicable Law; Attorney’s Fees and Injunctive Relief.

These T&Cs shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado, United States of America, without giving effect to any conflict of laws provisions. You consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Arapahoe County, the State of Colorado, United States of America in all questions and controversies arising out of your use of the Web site and these T&Cs. To the extent allowed by applicable law, any claim or cause of action arising from or relating to your access or use of the Web site must be brought within two (2) years from the date on which such claim or action arose or accrued. If the www.iwasinturkey.com or its affiliates take any action to enforce these T&Cs, such parties will be entitled to recover from you and you agree to pay, all reasonable and necessary attorney’s fees and any cost of litigation, in addition to any other relief, at law or in equity, to which such parties may be entitled. You acknowledge that a violation or attempted violation of any of these T&Cs will cause such damage to the www.iwasinturkey.com as will be irreparable, the exact amount of which would be difficult to ascertain and for which there will be no adequate remedy at law. Accordingly, you agree that the www.iwasinturkey.com shall be entitled as a matter of right to an injunction issued by any court of competent jurisdiction, restraining such violation or attempted violation of these T&Cs by you, or you affiliates, partners or agents, as well as recover from you any and all costs and expenses sustained or incurred by the www.iwasinturkey.com in obtaining such an injunction, including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees. You agree that no bond or other security shall be required in connection with such injunction.

Section 17. Entire Agreement; Amendments and Waivers.

These T&Cs contain the entire understanding and agreement between you and the www.iwasinturkey.com with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersede all prior oral or written understandings and agreements relating thereto, except as otherwise expressly provided. These T&Cs cannot be amended, supplemented or changed except as provided in Section 10, and no provision hereof can be waived, in whole or in part, except by written instrument making specific reference to such waiver and these T&Cs signed by the www.iwasinturkey.com. No failure or delay by the www.iwasinturkey.com in exercising any rights, power, or remedy under these T&Cs shall operate as a waiver of any such right, power, or remedy.

Section 18. Severability.

If any portion of these T&Cs shall be held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under present or future laws, such provision shall be fully severable, these T&Cs shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision had never comprised a part of these T&Cs, and the remaining provisions of these T&Cs shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be affected by the illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision or by its severance herefrom.

Section 19. Assignment.

The www.iwasinturkey.com may assign its rights under these T&Cs to any party without your consent. These T&Cs shall inure to the benefit of the www.iwasinturkey.com, its successors and assigns. You may not assign, convey, subcontract or delegate your rights, duties or obligations hereunder.

Section 20. Trademarks.

www.iwasinturkey.com, the www.iwasinturkey.com’s logo are trademarks and/or service marks of the www.iwasinturkey.com. All other trademarks, service marks, and trade names are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.