The Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform ("the platform") consists of an integrated web-based content creation and editing platform ("Interpretours") and an associated digital app ("Guidetags" or “the app”) designed to deliver geolocated multimedia content to mobile device users in the field.
Collectively, they are referred to as “the Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform” or “the platform”.
USE OF THE INTERPRETOURS / GUIDETAGS DIGITAL INTERPRETIVE PLATFORM IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
USE OF THE INTERPRETOURS / GUIDETAGS DIGITAL INTERPRETIVE PLATFORM IS GOVERNED BY ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS IN THE JURISDICTIONS WHERE THEY ARE USED.
All materials (“online digital resources “) on the Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform (including maps, guides, multimedia resources, photos, text, and all other digital information) have been developed to assist users to find, visit, interpret, and understand local landscapes, sites of natural and cultural heritage, and other locations and destinations in various ways, including visiting sites of interest, learning about their attributes and history using online digital resources and participating in relevant events and activities. All online digital resources on the Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform are provided free of charge on an "as is" basis. We take no responsibility for the accuracy of, use of, misuse of, inability to use, or reliance upon, the platform, including the app, the websites, and / or associated content, including links to external websites, services, or APIs.
Your use of the Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform, including the app, the websites, and all linked or associated materials, is solely at your own risk. All activities when travelling to or visiting any of the destinations are solely at your own risk. Environmental, road, weather, traffic, trail, and other conditions at locations and destinations portrayed on the Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform vary continuously, and you are advised to exercise extreme caution at all times when travelling to or visiting them. You are also advised to contact local authorities to confirm the current condition and status of locations, destinations, roads, trails, and cycling routes before commencing any trip. You are also advised to consult a qualified medical adviser before commencing any physical activity associated with the Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform.
Though we strive for accuracy, we cannot guarantee that the information provided on Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform is completely accurate. Digital content about points of interest on the Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform may include errors, inaccuracies, or omissions. Portrayal or description of any road, trail, path, destination or location on the app or the website is not an endorsement of the assets, facilities, businesses, or services found there, nor is it a guarantee of their attributes, quality, accessibility, reliability, safety, or cost.
INTERPRETIVE CONTENT, DIRECTIONS , LANDMARKS, WAYFINDING INFORMATION AND ALL OTHER INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE INTERPRETOURS / GUIDETAGS DIGITAL INTERPRETIVE PLATFORM ARE PROVIDED ONLY AS A CONVENIENCE. THOUGH EFFORTS ARE MADE TO ENSURE TIMELINESS AND ACCURACY OF INFORMATION, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OR OMISSIONS. PORTRAYAL OF A DESTINATION OR LOCATION ON THE APP AND / OR THE WEBSITE DOES NOT CONVEY ANY GUARANTEE OF RIGHT OF ACCESS. PROPERTY ACCESS IS GOVERNED BY RELEVANT LOCAL, REGIONAL, PROVINCIAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL LEGISLATION, ADMINISTERED BY THE RESPONSIBLE JURISDICTIONAL AUTHORITIES. ACCESS TO PRIVATE PROPERTY IS ENTIRELY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PRIVATE LANDOWNERS OR THE RESPONSIBLE JURISDICTIONAL AUTHORITIES. PROPERTY ACCESS AND USE ARE GOVERNED BY ALL PERTINENT AND APPLICABLE REGULATIONS IN FORCE AT THE TIME OF ACCESS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO RESPECT PROPERTY SIGNAGE, KNOW THE APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING ACCESS TO PROPERTY IN ALL JURISDICTIONS, AND ABIDE BY THEM AT ALL TIMES.
ROAD, PATH, AND TRAIL INFORMATION, HEALTH AND SAFETY WARNINGS, AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATED TO LOCATIONS, DESTINATIONS, AND POINTS OF INTEREST PORTRAYED ON THE APP AND THE WEBSITE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CONDITIONS MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS AT ANY TIME DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES, HUMAN INTERVENTION, CONSTRUCTION WORK, AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES, OTHER SCHEDULED OR UNFORESEEN EVENTS, OR FORCE MAJEURE. TRAVEL TO AND ACCESS TO DESTINATIONS AND LOCATIONS PORTRAYED ON THE APP AND THE WEBSITE AND USE OF ROADS, PATHWAYS, AND TRAILS, ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
NEITHER THE OWNERS OF THE INTERPRETOURS / GUIDETAGS DIGITAL INTERPRETIVE PLATFORM, NOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS / MANAGERS OF ANY LOCATIONS OR DESTINATIONS PORTRAYED ON THE PLATFORM, ASSUME ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONDITION, QUALITY, ACCESSIBILITY, OR SAFETY OF LOCATIONS, DESTINATIONS, TRAILS. PATHS, ROADWAYS, AND OTHER ASSOCIATED ATTRIBUTES AND FEATURES PORTRAYED ON THE INTERPRETOURS / GUIDETAGS DIGITAL INTERPRETIVE PLATFORM, NOR ARE THEY LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR YOUR WELLBEING, HEALTH, SAFETY, OR CONDUCT.
Use of the Interpretours / Guidetags Digital Interpretive Platform On Mobile Devices
Follow all applicable laws and regulations regarding display, placement, use, and interaction with mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, smart watches, etc.) when walking, or in vehicles of all types, motorized or non-motorized, according to the jurisdictions where you are using them. Do not read or view mobile device screens, maps or multimedia content while walking, driving or cycling. Do not hike or cycle alone. Inform others of your route, and carry a cell phone in case of emergency. Respect the rights of local residents and property owners, and do not trespass. Follow proper trail etiquette and park regulations. Walk, cycle and drive safely; obey the rules of the road; and wear a bicycle helmet when cycling.
The owners, content creators, paid and unpaid contributors, and all users of the Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform ("the parties") will severally indemnify and save harmless the other parties including their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and students from and against any and all suits, claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses, losses or injuries (including death) to persons or property caused by the use of the platform, or by the breach, wilful or negligent act or omission of the indemnifying party and its officers, directors, employees and agents during the use of the Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform at any time.
Limitation of Liability
In no event will a party be liable to the other for loss of business or profit or for any special, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damage, regardless of whether such loss or damage arises under contract, tort, or based upon strict liability or other theory of law or equity, where such loss or damage arose in connection the Interpretours / Guidetag platform. More particularly:
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Parties will not be liable or be deemed to be in breach of this Agreement for any failure or delay in rendering performance arising out of causes beyond its reasonable control (a "Force Majeure Event"). Such causes may include, but are not limited to, acts of God, governmental regulation or control, shortage of supply, breakdowns or malfunctions, interruptions or malfunction of computer facilities, loss of data due to power failures or mechanical difficulties with information storage or retrieval systems, labor difficulties, war, acts of nature or of a public enemy, acts of terrorism, mass-casualty event, fire, flood, local, regional or global outbreak of disease or other public health emergency, social distancing or quarantine restriction, strike, lockout or labour or civil unrest, freight embargo, unusually severe weather, failure of public utility or common carrier, or computer attacks or other malicious act, including attack on or through the internet, or any internet service, telecommunications provider or hosting facility.
The Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform ("the platform") consists of an integrated web-based platform ("Interpretours") and an associated digital app ("Guidetags") designed to deliver geolocated multimedia content to mobile device users in the field.
Using the platform involves the processing and storage of anonymous data collected on the app, the websites, or via third-party analytical tools used in conjunction with the platform.
We have created this Privacy and Personal Data Protection Policy in order to communicate our policy and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information which is obtained during your use of the platform.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
What information do we collect?
We collect anonymous information from you when you enter information on our website or interact with our app.
When using the GuideTags mobile app, we collect information about how the app is used, including, but not limited to the following:
How do we use your information?
We may use the anonymous information we collect from you when you register a user account, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, use the mobile app, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers. We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
The Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform has implemented security measures to protect the personal information you provide against unauthorized access and use.
Please be aware, however, that no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure and all information communicated online may potentially be intercepted and used by others than the intended recipient.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file saved on your computer, your tablet or your mobile which allows to record and follow data concerning your use of the website. Cookies enable our systems to recognize your browser, and to and capture and remember certain information. Cookies are managed on websites by your internet browser.
What cookies do we use?
All data collected on the Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform is anonymous. No personal data is collected or shared.
By continuing to use the app or browse our websites, you authorize us to place cookies for anonymous analytical purposes. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You can do this through your browser settings.
Manage your cookie preferences on our websites
You can easily deactivate and/or delete cookies from web-based content that you access on your computer, tablet or mobile by managing your browser settings.
In order to manage cookies as closely as possible to your expectations, we invite you to configure your browser taking into account the purpose of cookies.
Below are the instructions for managing and disabling cookies on the guidetags.com and interpretours.com websites, depending on the browser (subject to change without notice):
If you disable cookies in their browser:
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
The Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform contains a certain number of hypertext links to other sites.
Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site, but we reserve the right to do so in the future.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
You can visit our websites anonymously.
User Accounts for Content Creation
At our discretion, we collaborate with a wide range of individuals, academic institutions, public institutions, and private-sector organizations to produce digital content for the platform. The content that is developed as a result of these collaborations is not anonymous, and is under our editorial control. We know the identity of our content creators. These user accounts are created at our discretion. However, if you have a User Account to create content on the Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform:
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
Collection of data from minors
Canada passed a comprehensive privacy bill, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). However, it does not have a law specific to children's online privacy. In the USA, the COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act) puts parents in control of the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old. The US Federal Trade Commission, the federal consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We follow COPPA practices, and do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old, or let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13.
Information Collection Guidelines and Fair Information Practices
Canada’s comprehensive privacy bill, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), outlines how information is collected and stored. We follow the general provisions of PIPEDA.
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States, and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, if we are in possession of personal information collected with your permission, we will notify you via email within 7 business days should a data breach occur.
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The U.S. CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out penalties for violations.
In the event that we collect your email address, to be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will promptly remove you from ALLcorrespondence.
Deletion of User Data
Please note that the analytics id may change when the app updates, or when you install or re-install the mobile app. If you decide to use the app but think that you may want to delete any analytics data in the future, please be sure to record your analytics id whenever the aforementioned situations occur.
Please allow us at least 10 business days to respond to your request for data deletion.
We may retain copies of communications with you, and any responses to questions or comments sent for archival purposes.
The Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform ("the platform") consists of an integrated web-based platform ("Interpretours") and an associated digital app ("Guidetags") designed to deliver geolocated multimedia content to mobile device users in the field. It is a joint venture founded and owned by David T. Brown, Gabriel Dabrowski, and Caroline McCormick ("the owners").
Ownership of Background Intellectual Property
All right, title and interest in Background Intellectual Property is and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of the owners, except where governed by other legal agreements.
The rights to any background content that originated from other sources, and that are cited, referred to, or quoted on the Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform, remain with the original content creators.
Ownership and License of Foreground Intellectual Property
All rights, title, and interest in any Foreground Intellectual Property shall belong to the party that developed that Foreground Intellectual Property, as applicable, EXCEPT for intellectual property which is or was created on behalf of the Interpretours / Guidetag platform by remunerated writers, artists, programmers, developers, or other digital content creators ("contributors") for a fee.
No party shall sell, transfer, assign, gift, lease, license, sublicense, commercialize, dispose of, or otherwise commercially exploit any Foreground Intellectual Property without the express written agreement of the other Party.
Any content or Foreground Intellectual Property developed for use on the Interpretours / Guidetag platform according to other valid existing agreements shall be governed by the terms of those agreements.
The rights to any foreground content that originates from other sources, and that are cited, referred to, or quoted on the Interpretours / Guidetags digital interpretive platform, remain with the original content creators.