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Terms and Conditions

Attention! Read this document carefully before using any product originated from Virtual Outdoor Adventures. A “product” is defined as any material or program which is freely available on the Virtual Outdoor Adventures website, any DVD or downloaded item purchased directly or indirectly from Virtual Outdoor Adventures, any non-digital items purchased directly or indirectly from Virtual Outdoor Adventures, any service purchased directly from Virtual Outdoor Adventures, or any other freely obtained items that originated from Virtual Outdoor Adventures. By using any Virtual Outdoor Adventures product you acknowledge that you have read and understood this document and agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions contained within. Usage of any Virtual Outdoor Adventures product is prohibited if you do not agree with these terms and conditions.

Limitation of Liability

Virtual Outdoor Adventures’ products are created for the purpose of trip planning and to aid navigation. You should understand and acknowledge that safe navigation requires the application of sound judgment, competence and expertise in the use of navigational aids of different types. As such, products from Virtual Outdoor Adventures should never be used as the sole source of information for navigation. Virtual Outdoor Adventures’ products focus on outdoor environments that are potentially hazardous. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the skills, training and equipment necessary to safely enjoy these environments.

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that information contained within Virtual Outdoor Adventures products is accurate, Virtual Outdoor Adventures does not provide any guarantees with respect to the accuracy, completeness, validity, reliability or capability of its products. You should understand and acknowledge that data incorporated in Virtual Outdoor Adventures products is gathered from a multitude of different sources and may contain inaccuracies that have propagated into our own products. You should also understand and acknowledge that outdoor environments are generally in a state of constant change, and there will be instances where information contained within Virtual Outdoor Adventures products will be out of date with respect to what exists in reality. Whist Virtual Outdoor Adventures will strive to make all of its products as up to date as possible, no guarantees are offered with respect to this.

Virtual Outdoor Adventures does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss or damages (direct, consequential, special or punitive) resulting from the use of any of its products or the use of information obtained from its products. Virtual Outdoor Adventures does not accept responsibility or liability for any inconvenience suffered as a result of using our products or the information contained within our products. You should understand and acknowledge that the use of Virtual Outdoor Adventures products and the information derived and extracted from them is entirely at your own risk.

Virtual Outdoor Adventures is a Canadian Company based in British Columbia. As such, the laws of Canada and British Columbia apply.

Product Use

Upon activation and registration (where applicable), products purchased from Virtual Outdoor Adventures shall be for the sole use of the registrant. It is not permitted to install any products originated from Virtual Outdoor Adventures on any computing device other than computing devices owned and operated by the sole registrant. In the event of there being more than one installation of the product, it shall only be permitted to have one installation running at any one time. In the event of the registrant violating these conditions of product use, Virtual Outdoor Adventures reserves the right to permanently disable the registrant’s product. Any outputs from Virtual Outdoor Adventures’ products (e.g. map printouts, mini-guides, GPS files) remain the intellectual property of Virtual Outdoor Adventures, and as such are for strictly private use by the registrant, and cannot be redistributed or re-sold without prior written permission from Virtual Outdoor Adventures. The one exception to this rule is if the registrant is a trip leader of a small group (less than 5 persons in total). In this case, the registrant is allowed to distribute information output by Virtual Outdoor Adventures products to the other group members for use during the trip. The information must be recollected after the completion of the trip. The only usage restriction for outputs generated from Virtual Outdoor Products posted freely on the company’s website is that those outputs cannot be used for commercial purposes. Under no circumstances is it permitted to modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any product from Virtual Outdoor Adventures in any way. The creation of derivative products from Virtual Outdoor Adventures products is only permitted if the derivative product is solely for use by the registrant. As used herein, a “derivative product” is defined as a product that is derived from any part of the main product, and may include (but not limited to) photographs, GPS data, maps and written material.

Privacy Policy

As part of product registration and activation process, Virtual Outdoor Adventures will require you to submit (as a minimum) your Email address, and optionally other personal information. This information will be stored securely by Virtual Outdoor Adventures. To maintain your privacy, this information will not be passed onto any other parties without your express permission. By default, registering your Email address with Virtual Outdoor Adventures will mean that you will occasionally be sent product information, promotional material, and other special offers. If you no longer wish to receive information from Virtual Outdoor Adventures you can email us to initiate a removal from our mailing list. Conversely, you can be added back onto our mailing list at any time.

Customer Service Policy

It is very important to Virtual Outdoor Adventures that our customers are completely satisfied. If something goes wrong in the relationship between us and you, we will strive to put things right.

Our commitment to you: If you buy a Virtual Outdoor Adventures DVD product, and it turns out to be physically defective, we will replace it free of charge or offer a full refund. If you are not satisfied with the functionality of a Virtual Outdoor Adventures product, it can be returned to us via mail for a full refund, providing that a satisfactory explanation is given to us as to why the functionality does not meet your expectations.

Copyright Notice

Unless otherwise noted, all text, photographs, images, graphics, software programs and other web components contained within the Virtual Outdoor Adventures website are Copyright property of Virtual Outdoor Adventures.

Any commercial use of any material contained within this website is strictly prohibited, unless prior written consent is obtained from Virtual Outdoor Adventures. “Commercial” is defined as any venture in which material is copied or redistributed with a view of receiving fees or royalty payments.

Photographical, textual and graphical material contained within the Virtual Outdoor Website can be copied or redistributed freely for non commercial use, providing that Virtual Outdoor Adventures is clearly identified as the source. In cases where material is copied onto another website, a hyperlink to www.VirtualOutdoorAdventures.com must be included. Virtual Outdoor Adventures reserves the right to deny use of our material in any way if we decide that a particular use is inappropriate. Under no circumstances whatsoever is it permitted to copy or redistribute programs from Virtual Outdoor Adventures sources (website or purchased products). Outputs from Virtual Outdoor Adventures’ programs (e.g. personalized route cards, GPS files) are strictly for personal use only, unless express written permission is obtained from Virtual Outdoor Adventures.

The primary images on some pages within the Virtual Outdoor Adventures website are derived from stock photo vaults. As such, they may not be copied or redistributed in any way. The “Services”, “Copyright Notice” and “Terms and Conditions” pages are all covered by this obligation.

Acknowledgements

Some products distributed by Virtual Outdoor Adventures contain content from third party sources. As such, and in accordance with the licensing requirements of these third party sources, we acknowledge the use of these organization’s data within Virtual Outdoor Adventures products:

  • GeoBase (Canada)
  • cGPSMapper
  • Adobe Flash Player (see note)

Note: By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you are also agreeing to the terms and conditions listed in Adobe’s Runtimes/Reader Distribution Agreement ( http://www.adobe.com/products/clients/all_dist_agreement.html )

Right to change

These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time at Virtual Outdoor Adventures’ sole discretion without prior written notice.

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