Updated January 14, 2014
Visit Philadelphia™ reserves the right to take any legal or technical remedies to prevent the violation of the Terms and to protect the Visit Philadelphia™ Services, Users, and the rights and property of Visit Philadelphia™ and its affiliates.
1. Intellectual Property
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we ask that you do the same. Except for any third party content used as part of the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites, the data and materials on the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites, including without limitation text, software, graphics, logos, photos, music, videos, and all other audible, visual or downloadable materials, as well as the selection, organization, coordination, compilation and overall look and feel of the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites (collectively, “Visit Philadelphia™ Content”) are the intellectual property of Visit Philadelphia™. Visit Philadelphia™ Content is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws and all ownership rights remain with us. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to Visit Philadelphia™ Content. Except as provided in these Terms, Visit Philadelphia™ Content may not be distributed, downloaded, modified, reused, copied, reproduced, transferred, displayed, reposted, transmitted, disseminated, sold, published, broadcast or circulated or otherwise used without the express written permission of Visit Philadelphia™. If you violate these Terms, your permission to use the Visit Philadelphia™ Services automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Visit Philadelphia™ Content.
2. Limited License to Use Visit Philadelphia™ Content
Copyrighted Material. Visit Philadelphia™ Content, including but not limited to copyrighted material such as text, photos and videos, may not be reproduced, copied or redistributed without the express written authorization of Visit Philadelphia™. Visit Philadelphia™ reserves all rights to take vigorous legal action in the event of any unauthorized use of the Visit Philadelphia™ Content.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing and subject to the conditions set forth herein, Visit Philadelphia™ hereby grants Users a non-exclusive, non-transferable limited right to use Visit Philadelphia™ Content for newsworthy, editorial and personal uses only (the “Visit Philadelphia™ Limited License”), provided that such use adheres to the following guidelines:
- All copyrighted material must include a clearly visible copyright notice;
- The copyright notice must be followed with a link to the source of the copyrighted material on the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites; and
- Use of text obtained from the Visit Philadelphia™ Services is limited to a maximum of 250 words.
In no event does the Visit Philadelphia™ Limited License authorize the use of Visit Philadelphia™ Content in connection with advertising or promotions, or in items or products offered for sale. Permission to reproduce, copy and redistribute copyrighted material does not extend to any third party materials that appear on the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites. Any use of Visit Philadelphia™ Content that does not comply with the Visit Philadelphia™ Limited License and has not otherwise been authorized by Visit Philadelphia™ may result in legal action by Visit Philadelphia™.
Trademarks. Visit Philadelphia™ owns certain registered and common law trademarks and displays these trademarks on the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites. Use of any Visit Philadelphia™ trademarks without express written authorization of Visit Philadelphia™ is prohibited.
If you have questions about whether your intended use of Visit Philadelphia™ Content is consistent with these Terms or wish to request permission to use any Visit Philadelphia™ Content in a manner otherwise prohibited under these Terms, please contact: .
3. User Submitted Content
You are solely responsible for your conduct, and for any messages, notes, data, text, information, graphics, photos, audio and video clips, advertisements, listings, links and other content, in any form (“User Submitted Content”) that you submit, upload, publish, post or display on or through the Visit Philadelphia™ Services. You may not post, transmit or share User Submitted Content on the Visit Philadelphia™ Services that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post. While Visit Philadelphia™ has the right to monitor activity and content associated with the Visit Philadelphia™ Services, and may choose to pre-prescreen User Submitted Content, we are not obligated to do so. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that Visit Philadelphia™ may use certain automated filters and other tools to block spam and to categorize and arrange User Submitted Content on the Visit Philadelphia™ Services. We may, but will have no obligation to, remove or limit access to User Submitted Content originating from any User we believe in our sole discretion to be unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or that infringes or violates any party’s intellectual property or other proprietary rights or these Terms. Further, under no circumstances does Visit Philadelphia™ have any obligation to verify the accuracy, timeliness or truthfulness of any User Submitted Content, nor to monitor any User on the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites. You are responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any User Submitted Content that you post or store on the Visit Philadelphia™ Services.
The Visit Philadelphia™ Services may include various forums, blogs and bulletin boards where you can post your observations and comments on designated topics. Visit Philadelphia™ does not guarantee that other Users will not use ideas and information that you share. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or don’t want others to use, do not post it on the Visit Philadelphia™ Services. Visit Philadelphia™ and Visit Philadelphia™ affiliates are not responsible for Users misuse or misappropriation of any content or information that you post anywhere on the Visit Philadelphia™ Services.
You understand and agree that in using the Visit Philadelphia™ Services, you may be exposed to User Submitted Content that you find offensive, indecent and objectionable. You can contact us to let us know of content that you find objectionable. We may investigate the complaints and violations of our policies that come to our attention and may take action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to, issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating User accounts. However, because situations and interpretations vary, we also reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will Visit Philadelphia™ be liable in any way for any User Submitted Content, including but not limited to errors or omissions in any User Submitted Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to, any User Submitted Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Visit Philadelphia™ Services.
You understand that Visit Philadelphia™ cannot and does not guarantee the identity of any other User with whom you interact in the course of using the Visit Philadelphia™ Services. Additionally, we cannot and do not guarantee the authenticity of any data or information that Users may provide about themselves or any other User Submitted Content that is posted or otherwise made available on the Visit Philadelphia™ Services. You agree that you must evaluate, investigate and bare all risks associated with the use of any User Submitted Content, including reliance on the accuracy, completeness or integrity of such User Submitted Content.
4. User Conduct
You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations and are solely responsible for all acts or omissions that occur under your User account. By using the Visit Philadelphia™ Services, you agree that you will not, and that you will not encourage, solicit, assist or enable any third party to:
- Use the Visit Philadelphia™ Services for any unlawful purpose, including but not limited to conspiring to violate law;
- Upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any content, or engage in communication, that is unlawful, fraudulent, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, libelous, inappropriate, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
- Create a false or misleading identity, including, but not limited to, impersonating a Visit Philadelphia™ employee, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, for the purpose of misleading others as to the identity of the sender or the origin of a message or to harvest or otherwise collect information about others;
- Transmit, email or post any content that contains in any form software viruses or such programs as including, but not limited to, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel-bots, computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- Use the Visit Philadelphia™ Services in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Visit Philadelphia™ Services, including but not limited to interfere with or disrupt the Visit Philadelphia™ servers or networks connected to the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites;
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites, User accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Visit Philadelphia™ Services, through password mining or any other means;
- Attempt to modify, adapt, translate, hack, decompile or reverse engineer any portion of the Visit Philadelphia™ Services;
- Register for more than one User account, register for a User account on behalf of an individual other than yourself, or register for a User account on behalf of any group or entity;
- Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity;
- Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve, scrape or index any portion of the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites, except as expressly authorized by Visit Philadelphia™, provided that, unless otherwise determined by Visit Philadelphia™, the foregoing restrictions generally will not apply to automated processes used solely for indexing and hyperlink purposes by general purpose search engines or for indexing and archiving purposes by non-commercial public archives;
- Copy any part of the Visit Philadelphia™ Services without the express permission of Visit Philadelphia™ unless permitted to do so under these Terms, remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites or any copy thereof without the express permission of Visit Philadelphia™, or cause, permit or authorize the modification, creation of derivative works, or translation of the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites without the express permission of Visit Philadelphia™;
- Reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Visit Philadelphia™ Services;
- Upload, post or disseminate content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, rights of privacy or publicity, or other proprietary right of any party or infringes any intellectual property law or any other applicable law;
- Disseminate, upload or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of such solicitation;
- Interfere with another User’s use and enjoyment of the Visit Philadelphia™ Services;
- Harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of Users, including usernames, from the Visit Philadelphia™ Services by electronic or other means;
- Sell, lend, lease, trade, rent, barter, sublicense, assign, transfer, or grant rights in any manner to your User account or password, including, without limitation, on or through the use of any third party web site or service;
- Take any steps to interfere with or in any manner compromise or circumvent any of Visit Philadelphia™’s privacy or security measures;
- Use the Visit Philadelphia™ Services for any unauthorized purpose or in any manner not expressly permitted by the Terms.
5. Links to Third Party Websites and Third Party Transactions
The Visit Philadelphia™ Sites contain links to websites other than our own, including to vendors that offer their services (each a “Vendor) through the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites. Visit Philadelphia™ has no control over any third party sites or their content and does not assume responsibility or liability for any content, opinions, materials, or services available on them. Visit Philadelphia™ does not control or endorse the content of any third party site, nor does Visit Philadelphia™ warrant that a third party site will be free of computer viruses or other harmful code that can impact your computer or other Web-access device. If you decide to leave the Visit Philadelphia™ Services and access a third party site or use or install any third party applications, software or content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our Terms may no longer govern. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any third party site to which you navigate from the Visit Philadelphia™ Services, or relating to any applications from a third party site that you access through the Visit Philadelphia™ Services. If you choose to enter into a transaction with a Vendor, including but not limited to a hotel booking with World Choice Travel, you should be aware that such transactions do not take place on the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites and that Visit Philadelphia™ is not responsible for the processing or security of such transactions.
6. Visit Philadelphia™ Social Media
Visit Philadelphia™ has numerous accounts across social media platforms that are accessible on or through the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites, as well as directly through the social media platforms themselves (“Visit Philadelphia™ Social Media”). These social media platforms may have their own policies and procedures that govern your use. To the extent that a social media platform does not have its own policies and procedures in place or the policies and procedures do not address topics covered under these Terms, the Terms shall govern your use of all Visit Philadelphia™ Social Media. Without limiting the foregoing, uploading, publishing, posting or displaying the following is expressly prohibited on all Visit Philadelphia™ Social Media:
- Unlawful, fraudulent, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, libelous, inappropriate, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or material, or material that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
- Flame messages, spam and trolling;
- Political or religious discourse;
- Intentionally false or misleading statements;
- An offer to sell or buy any product or service;
- Material that infringes on a third party’s intellectual property rights, including copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights;
- Any content that contains in any form software viruses or such files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Visit Philadelphia™ Services or damage any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- Information that you know to be confidential or sensitive or otherwise in breach of the law; and
- Comments that are intended to or have the appearance of being intended to intimidate Visit Philadelphia™ employees.
Visit Philadelphia™ reserves the right, but does not have the obligation, to monitor Visit Philadelphia™ Social Media and delete any postings that violate the permitted uses of Visit Philadelphia™ Social Media as described herein.
Visit Philadelphia™’s use of social media does not confer and should not be construed to confer, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right under any copyright, trademark or other proprietary right to any material whatsoever that is owned or licensed by Visit Philadelphia™.
Visit Philadelphia™ Social Media includes web pages within the following social media properties. The list of Visit Philadelphia™ Social Media is not comprehensive and is subject to change from time to time:
- Visit Philly Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visitphilly
- Visit Gay Philly Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VisitGayPhilly
- Philly Homegrown Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhillyHomegrown
- Philly 360 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Philly360
- With Love Beer Garden Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WithLoveBeerGarden
- Visit Philly Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/visitphilly
- Uwishunu Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/uwishunu
- Visit Philly PR Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/VisitPhillyPR
- Philly 360 Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Philly360
- Philly Te Ama Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/phillyteama
- VisitPhilly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/visitphilly
- Visit Philly Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/visitphilly/
- Visit Philly Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/people/visitphilly/
- Visit Philly Foodspotting: http://www.foodspotting.com/visitphilly
- Visit Philly Foursquare: https://foursquare.com/visitphilly
- Visit Philly Google+: https://plus.google.com/118057896326531341348/posts
- Visit Philly TwitPic: http://twitpic.com/photos/visitphilly
- Uwishunu TwitPic: http://twitpic.com/photos/uwishunu
- 360 TwitPic: http://twitpic.com/photos/Philly360
- Philly Te Ama TwitPic: http://twitpic.com/photos/Phillyteama
7. Third Party Website Links to Visit Philadelphia™ Sites
Users are encouraged to link third party websites to the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites for purposes of promoting tourism in the Philadelphia region.
8. Passwords and Account Security
We may make certain Visit Philadelphia™ Services accessible only to those Users that have created an account with us. If we do so, and if you create an account, you acknowledge that we will treat anyone who uses your account as “you.” We will provide this User with all of the rights and privileges that we provide to you, and we will hold you responsible for all activities that occur under your account with or without your knowledge. Therefore, we recommend that you maintain your user ID and password in confidence and that you refrain from disclosing this information to anyone. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.
9. Modification or Termination
Visit Philadelphia™ reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Visit Philadelphia™ Services (in whole or in part) with or without notice to you.
Visit Philadelphia™ may terminate your account and may suspend or remove you from the Visit Philadelphia™ Services without prior notice for any reason or no reason at our sole discretion. You agree that Visit Philadelphia™ will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Visit Philadelphia™ Services.
By accepting these Terms, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless Visit Philadelphia™, its directors, officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, costs, liabilities, losses and damages of any kind (including reasonable attorney’s fees) in connection with: (i) any claim due to or arising out of your violation of these Terms, including but not limited to a claim arising out of a breach of your representations or warranties made hereunder; (ii) your use of and access to the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites; or (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right. Visit Philadelphia™ reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any claim, action or other matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and all negotiations for settlement or compromise thereof, and you agree to fully cooperate with Visit Philadelphia™ in the defense of any such claim, action, settlement or compromise negotiations, as requested by Visit Philadelphia™.
Any new feature, tool or information added to or that enhances the Visit Philadelphia™ Services will automatically become part of the Visit Philadelphia™ Services and will be subject to these Terms. In using the Visit Philadelphia™ Services, you acknowledge and agree that the Visit Philadelphia™ Services may also include third party advertisements and marketing tools. While Visit Philadelphia™ makes a reasonable effort to provide accurate and useful information to its Users, Visit Philadelphia™ makes no warranties, representations or guaranties as to the accuracy, completeness of quality of any information on the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites or available through the Visit Philadelphia™ Services.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY. Visit Philadelphia™ AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS AND THE PARTIES INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW OR FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OR TRADE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
THE RELEASED PARTIES CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DO NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES. THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES MAY INCLUDE INCORRECT OR INACCURATE MATERIALS, WHETHER POSTED BY Visit Philadelphia™, ITS USERS, OR RESULTING FROM ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH, OR UTILIZED IN, THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE RELEASED PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND/OR PERFORMANCE OF THE Visit Philadelphia™ SITES AND THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES, AND ANY MATERIALS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE OR OFFERED AT OR THROUGH THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES.
THE RELEASED PARTIES MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (a) THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (b) THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (c) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (d) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE Visit Philadelphia™ SITES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, (e) THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES AND/OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES SAME AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, CLOCKS, TIMERS, COUNTERS, WORMS, SOFTWARE LOCKS, DROP DEAD DEVICES, TROJAN-HORSES, ROUTINGS, TRAP DOORS, TIME BOMBS OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL CODES, INSTRUCTIONS, PROGRAMS OR COMPONENTS, AND (f) ANY ERRORS IN THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
NO INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Visit Philadelphia™ OR THROUGH OR FROM THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS.
FURTHER, AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING, THERE IS NO WARRANTY THAT THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OR THE NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OF ANY OTHER PERSON. SERVICES MAY BE LIMITED BY MANY FACTORS, INCLUDING INHERENT RISKS OF THE INTERNET.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, THE RELEASED PARTIES’ LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
12. Limitations on Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF: (a) THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES OR YOUR ACCESS, USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE Visit Philadelphia™ SITES; (b) ANY FAILURE OR PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE (INCLUDING LOSS PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, AND DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM INACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION OR INCONVENIENCE, DELAY, OR LOSS OF THE USE OF THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES); (c) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES, (d) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY.
Visit Philadelphia™ RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER, REMOVE OR DISCONTINUE ANY PORTION OF THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES OR THE CONTENT ON THE Visit Philadelphia™ SITES OR TO SUSPEND OR TERMINATE YOUR USE IN ANY WAY, AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF SUCH CHANGES.
THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS APPLY WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF THE RELEASED PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
YOUR ONLY RIGHT WITH RESPECT TO ANY PROBLEMS OR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES IS TO TERMINATE YOUR USER ACCOUNT AND CEASE USE OF THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES AND THE Visit Philadelphia™ SITES.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THE TERMS, YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL Visit Philadelphia™’S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY ACTION OR CLAIM ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE Visit Philadelphia™ SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EXCEED $100 US DOLLARS.
BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THE RELEASED PARTIES’ LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
13. Contact for Alleged Copyright Infringement
If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites or through the Visit Philadelphia™ Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify our agent, designated under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. §512) (the “DMCA”) to respond to such concerns, with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Repeat infringers will have their User accounts terminated and may face legal action.
Upon receipt of notice as described above, Visit Philadelphia™ will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, which may include removal of the challenged content from the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites, in accordance with applicable law.
14. Contests, Promotions or Games
Visit Philadelphia™ may, from time to time, announce contests, promotions or games available on or through the Visit Philadelphia™ Services (“Visit Philadelphia™ Contests”). You must meet any designated age and/or residency requirements to participate in any Visit Philadelphia™ Contests. Additional rules will be posted for Visit Philadelphia™ Contests on a case by case basis and are hereby incorporated into these Terms.
15. Additional Terms for Certain Services
Pressroom. The Visit Philadelphia™ Pressroom, which is available at http://press.visitphilly.com/, contains press materials (press releases, fact sheets, photos, videos, etc.) that have been issued by Visit Philadelphia™ (unless otherwise noted). The Visit Philadelphia™ Pressroom is intended for use by magazines, newspapers, broadcast media, by Internet news sites, and by other members of the media, as a resource to promote the Philadelphia region as a tourism destination. Any use of the Visit Philadelphia™ Pressroom is subject to these Terms. Without limiting the foregoing, third party use of the Visit Philadelphia™ Pressroom in connection with advertising or promotions, and in items or products offered for sale, without the express written authorization of Visit Philadelphia™ is strictly prohibited.
Visit Philadelphia™ reserves all rights to take vigorous legal action in the event of any unauthorized use of the Visit Philadelphia™ Pressroom and the content that is available therein.
Any use of Visit Philadelphia™ Pressroom content must include the following provision: “For more information about travel to Philadelphia, go to www.visitphilly.com and www.uwishunu.com.” In addition, all photos must be accompanied by a photo credit, e.g. "Photo by [Photographer's name] for Visit Philadelphia™."
If you have questions about whether your intended use of the Visit Philadelphia™ Pressroom is consistent with these Terms or wish to request permission to use the Visit Philadelphia™ Pressroom in a manner otherwise prohibited under these Terms, please contact us: .
Note: While press releases are fact checked as of the date released, Visit Philadelphia™ does not guarantee the accuracy of information contained in the press releases. You assume liability for your use of and reliance upon any information obtained from the Visit Philadelphia™ Pressroom.
Toolkit. The Visit Philadelphia™ Toolkit, which is available at http://www.visitphilly.com/toolkit/, contains information about how Visit Philadelphia™ can serve as a strategic partner in promoting tourism in the Philadelphia region. Any use of the Visit Philadelphia™ Toolkit is subject to these Terms. Without limiting the foregoing, third party use of the Visit Philadelphia™ Toolkit in connection with advertising or promotions, and in items or products offered for sale, without the express written authorization of Visit Philadelphia™ is strictly prohibited.
If you have questions about whether your intended use of the Visit Philadelphia™ Toolkit is consistent with these Terms or wish to request permission to use the Visit Philadelphia™ Toolkit in a manner otherwise prohibited under these Terms, please contact us: . Any use of the Visit Philadelphia™ Toolkit must include the following provision: “For more information about travel to Philadelphia, visit http://www.visitphilly.com or http://www.uwishunu.com.”
Visit Philadelphia™ reserves all rights to take vigorous legal action in the event of any unauthorized use of the Visit Philadelphia™ Toolkit and the content that is available therein.
Children Under the Age of 13
The Visit Philadelphia™ Services are not directed at children. Children under the age of 13 should not attempt to use or access Visit Philadelphia™ Services.
17. Applicable Laws
Visit Philadelphia™ makes no representation that materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use outside the United States, and access to them from territories where their content are illegal is prohibited. You may not use, export or re-export the Visit Philadelphia™ Content or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including, without limitation, U.S. export law and regulations. If you choose to access the Visit Philadelphia™ Services from outside the United States, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
The section titles of the Terms are displayed for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The failure of Visit Philadelphia™ to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms or any incorporated documents are found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should attempt to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, there will be no third-party beneficiaries to this agreement.
Visit Philadelphia™ reserves the right to take any legal or technical remedies to prevent the violation of these Terms and to protect the Visit Philadelphia™ Services, Users, and the rights and property of Visit Philadelphia™ and its affiliates.
We may assign our rights and delegate our obligations under these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign any of your rights or delegate your obligations under these Terms to any other person. Any attempt by you to do so is void. You further understand and agree that your User account is non-transferable by you and any rights to your password or other contents of your User account terminate upon your death.
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Visit Philadelphia™ Services or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
19. Changes to the Terms
We reserve the right to update or modify these Terms at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of the Terms on the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites.
20. Contact Us
Please send any questions, concerns or comments, or report violations of the Terms to us at .
Updated January 14, 2014
1. Overview on Collection and Sharing of Information
Information that we gather from Users falls into two broad categories: Personal Data and Aggregate Data.
2. Collection and Sharing of Personal Data
You can request to review, change, update or delete Personal Data that you have previously submitted to us. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before we grant you access to your Personal Data and comply with your request. Please be aware that even after such a request is processed, Visit Philadelphia™ may, for a time, retain residual information about you in our backup and/or archival copies of our database.
3. Collection and Sharing of Aggregate Data
Aggregate Data is information that does not personally identify you such as frequency of visits to the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites, page views, Visit Philadelphia™ Services most frequently accessed, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, referrer addresses, where your computer is routing from, your browser type and version, or your operating system and platform (“Aggregate Data”). We use Aggregate Data to help us develop and improve the Visit Philadelphia™ Services overall.
Cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that websites transfer to your computer’s web browser for storage on your computer’s hard drive. Visit Philadelphia™ uses persistent cookies on the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites. A persistent cookie will remain on your hard drive even after you leave a given website and close your browser. When you return to the same website that placed the cookie on your hard drive, the website may then access the cookie.
Click-Throughs. Visit Philadelphia™ or a third party authorized by Visit Philadelphia™ may send email messages which use a “click-through” text or graphic link that will take you to content on the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites. When you click on this link, you pass through our web server before arriving at the destination web page. If we use this feature, we will track click-through data to help determine our users’ interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked by using click-throughs, do not click text or graphic links in the email.
4. Opting Out of Certain Communications
Users are given the choice to opt-out of certain optional communications from us and our affiliates and marketing partners. To “opt-out” you may send an opt-out request to us at with the word “unsubscribe” in the email subject line. Users should specify whether they are seeking to opt-out of the visitphilly.com list or the Visit Philadelphia™ press distribution list in the body of the email and allow a reasonable amount of time for the opt-out request to be processed. Please be aware that your opt-out choice may mean that certain features and functions of the Visit Philadelphia™ Services will no longer be available to you.
5. Sharing, Selling and Trading Aggregate Data Collected Online With Third Parties
Visit Philadelphia™ takes the privacy of our Users very seriously. We do not sell, rent or otherwise provide your Personal Data to third parties for marketing purposes without your prior consent. We may however sell, share or trade Aggregate Data to third parties.
6. Disclosures Required by Law
It is possible that we may need to disclose Personal Data when required by law, such as responses to civil or criminal subpoenas, or other requests by law enforcement personnel, to establish or exercise our legal rights or, defend against legal claims and if in our judgment in such circumstances disclosure is required or appropriate.
We may also share Personal Data if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms, or as otherwise required by law.
7. Disclosures Required by Law
8. Credit Card Information
Visit Philadelphia™ does not collect credit card information from Users. However, if you choose to enter into a transaction with a Vendor, including but not limited to a hotel booking with World Choice Travel, you should be aware that the Vendor may request that you provide your credit card information. Such transactions do not take place on the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites and Visit Philadelphia™ is not responsible for the processing or security of such transactions.
9. Children and Privacy
10. International Transmission of Data
The Internet is a global environment. Using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. This means that your information may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. By using Visit Philadelphia™ Services and/or communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of your Personal Data in this manner, and agree to be bound by the applicable privacy laws that Visit Philadelphia™ is governed by as well as the jurisdiction and venue provisions of the Visit Philadelphia™ Terms.
11. Links to Other Websites
Visit Philadelphia™ Vendor Sites. Sites hosted by Vendors may be accessed through the Visit Philadelphia™ Services. In some cases, these sites may maintain the look and feel of the Visit Philadelphia™ Sites. Nonetheless they are governed by the Vendor’s policies and not those of Visit Philadelphia™. It is your responsibility to review the relevant privacy policies prior to accessing the services available on such Vendors sites. Vendor sites that maintain the look and feel of Visit Philadelphia™ Sites are the following:
Visit Philadelphia™ uses a variety of safeguards to protect your Personal Data. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot ensure or warrant its absolute security. Consequently, when you transmit your Personal Data to us, you do so at your own risk. We use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards and other appropriate measures to protect your Personal Data against unauthorized access or use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss.
If you create a User account,