Last Amended: 1st January 2009
Copyright © 2009 Ecoteer. All rights reserved. By using www.ecoteer.com, you agree that you have read, understand and accept our Terms and Conditions detailed on this page. Ecoteer may from time to time amend the Terms and Conditions and any amendments will be posted to this page.
Ecoteer provides listing space to organisations, institutions, eco-lodges and charities that would like to advertise their volunteering opportunities. Ecoteer does not endorse or validate any listings on www.ecoteer.com. However Ecoteer does ask for 2 references which are checked before any new volunteering placements are listed on the Ecoteer database. Ecoteer makes every effort to only include accurate volunteer placement details, However Ecoteer is not responsible for the content of these listings as they are modified by the projects themselves. The information published on www.ecoteer.com may contain inaccuracies, typographical errors and/or outdated information.
Although every effort is made to provide accurate information on this site, all information is published "as is" without warranty of any kind. The user assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy of the information contained on www.ecoteer.com. In no event shall Ecoteer be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from the use of this site, even if Ecoteer has been advised of the potential of such damages.
Ecoteer is not responsible for risk related to travelling to and living in any country. International travel does carry risk. Therefore, travellers should take into account current affairs, safety issues and personal health before considering travelling and ensure they have suitable travel insurance.
It is the responsibility of the volunteer participants to contact the project directly and to do significant research before committing to a placement. This ensures you can be certain of having the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.
To become an Ecoteer member a membership fee is to be paid before the user can make contact with any volunteer projects associated with Ecoteer. By making payment you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions detailed on this page. Any payment is non-refundable. If payment is made by PayPal then Ecoteer is not responsible for any losses or damages of any kind as a result of this third party service. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that all payment details are correct before completing the transaction.
By receiving payment, Ecoteer are agreeing to provide the user with their own control panel, access to the Ecoteer forums and any promotional discounts agreed between Ecoteer and the partner company. The control panel allows the user to contact project leaders, other volunteers and compile a list of favoured projects. Ecoteer are not obliged to arrange a placement for the volunteer.
The members create their own username and password which is activated once payment to Ecoteer has been completed. The username and password provide access to the password protected areas of this site – personal control panel and forums.
The supplied user name and password may only be used by the individual who submitted payment and may not be distributed or shared in anyway.
Usernames and passwords may be revoked at any time at the sole discretion of Ecoteer. Ecoteer's decision will be final.
If users forget or lose their username or password then they can email Ecoteer to retrieve their username and password or ask Ecoteer to issue a new account. This request will be fulfilled at the sole discretion of Ecoteer.
Links are provided to other sites from the Ecoteer web site. This is to provide users with additional information that we believe may be relevant to your needs. Ecoteer is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, or any links contained in a linked site. The inclusion of the links does not signify any endorsement by Ecoteer.
What Information Do We Collect?
Sometimes we ask you to provide information about yourself when contacting Ecoteer. This information is requested so that we can respond effectively to your query and tailor our services to meet your needs. We do not share personal information or resell information to any third party organisations other than the organisations, institutions, eco-lodges and charities listed on this web site. If you would prefer to contact Ecoteer without submitting any personal information via a web form then please email us at email@example.com.
Your name and contact details may be used periodically by Ecoteer to inform you of other services and developments that may be of interest to you. You can, of course, choose not to receive this information by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registered users can use the forums feature of www.ecoteer.com to post their details for organisations, institutions, eco-lodges and charities to view. This information is only viewable for Ecoteer members and projects listed on the Ecoteer website. No contact information will be published online without specific instructions from users.
Personal Financial Information
Ecoteer provide payment facilities using PayPal. At no time point in the transaction are your personal financial details shared with Ecoteer. Any transaction is between you and PayPal.
Web Site User Information
Like other web sites, we use visitor statistic logs generated by the web server to measure our performance and success. As an example, the logs will show how many people are visiting the site and how they navigate through the pages. As a result we may use this information to improve visitors' experience by changing the design or content of our pages.
You agree, through your use of the Ecoteer forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually-oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of ANY law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also inappropriate to these forums.
Note that it is impossible for us to confirm the validity of posts on these forums. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages and are not responsible for their content. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The messages express the views of the author, not necessarily the views of these forums. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator of this forum immediately. We have the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.
You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this forum, and any related websites to this forum. We at these Ecoteer forums also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any information we have about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any information posted by you. You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password to another member, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another member's account to post messages or browse this forum. After you register and log into this forum, you can fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information we deem inaccurate or vulgar will be removed.
Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from these forums or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.
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