The Travel Brief Terms of Service



  1. Terms

    By accessing the website at https://www.thetravelbrief.com, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

  2. User License

    1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on The Travel Brief's website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

      1. modify or copy the materials;
      2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
      3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on The Travel Brief's website;
      4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
      5. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.

    2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by The Travel Brief at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

  3. Disclaimer

    1. The materials on The Travel Brief's website are provided on an 'as is' basis. The Travel Brief makes no warranties, Expressed Or Implied, And hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.

    2. The Travel Brief makes no promises with respect to, and expressly disclaims all liability for: (i) content posted by any user or third party; (ii) any third-party website, third-party product, or third-party service listed on or accessible through The Travel Brief platform, including an integrated service provider or contributor; or (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of the content on The Travel Brief.

    3. The Travel Brief makes no warranty that: (a) The Travel Brief platform will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; or (c) the results or information on The Travel Brief platform created by, a contributor, or any other user will be accurate or reliable.

  4. Limitations

    In no event shall The Travel Brief or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages, loss of profits, business interruption, reputational harm, or loss of data) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on The Travel Brief's website, even if The Travel Brief or a The Travel Brief authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

  5. Accuracy of materials

    The materials appearing on The Travel Brief's website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The Travel Brief does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete or current. The Travel Brief may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However The Travel Brief does not make any commitment to update the materials.

  6. Links

    The Travel Brief has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The Travel Brief of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user's own risk.

  7. Modifications

    The Travel Brief may revise these terms of service for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of service.

  8. Governing Law

    These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Canada and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State or location.



Intellectual Property



The Travel Brief enables you to add content (including but not limited to: texts, photos, and links) to share with others. All material that you upload, publish or display to others via The Travel Brief platform will be referred to collectively as “Your Content.” You acknowledge and agree that, as part of using The Travel Brief, Your Content may be viewed by the general public. You, or your licensors, as applicable, retain ownership of the copyright and other intellectual property in Your Content, subject to the non-exclusive rights granted to The Travel Brief below.

  1. License and Permission to Use Your Content.

    1. By submitting, posting, or displaying Your Content on The Travel Brief platform, you grant The Travel Brief and its affiliated partners a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty free, fully paid up, transferable, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), license to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, create derivative works from, publish, transmit, store, display and distribute, and otherwise use Your Content in connection with the operation or use of The Travel Brief or the promotion, advertising or marketing thereof, in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed). You agree that this license includes the right for The Travel Brief to make Your Content available to other companies, organizations, business partners, or individuals who collaborate with The Travel Brief for the syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication of Your Content through other media or distribution methods.

    2. Once you submit a post, you may edit or delete your post at any time from public display on the website. However, we may not be able to control removal of the post from display on syndicated channels or other previously distributed methods outside of https://www.thetravelbrief.com. Any edits and changes made by you may be visible to other users. The right for The Travel Brief to copy, display, transmit, publish, perform, distribute, store, modify, and otherwise use any content you post, and sublicense those rights to others, is perpetual and irrevocable, to the maximum extent permitted by law, except as otherwise specified in this Agreement.

    3. Once you submit a post, it may be reviewed by our team to make sure that it’s in compliance with our content guidelines, we may also modify Your Content format, tags, or length to ensure optimal readability on the platform and researching experience of all the users. In case of any modification, we will do our best not to change the overarching message of Your Content, unless it violates our Acceptable Use Policy, in which case Your Content will be removed from The Travel Brief platform.

  2. You acknowledge and agree that The Travel Brief may preserve Your Content and may also disclose Your Content and related information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests; (b) enforce these Terms of Service; (c) respond to claims that any of Your Content violates the rights of third parties; (d) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of The Travel Brief, its users, or the public.

  3. You understand and agree that we may modify, adapt, or create derivative works from Your Content in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks, devices, service providers, and in various media.

  4. You further give us the permission and authority to act as your nonexclusive agent to take enforcement action against any unauthorized use by third-parties of any of Your Content outside of The Travel Brief or in violation of our Terms of Service.

  5. Your Responsibilities for Your Content. By posting Your Content on The Travel Brief platform, you represent and warrant to us that: i) you have the ownership rights, or you have obtained all needed licenses or permissions from any necessary parties, to use Your Content and grant us the rights to use Your Content as provided for under this Agreement, and ii) that posting Your Content violates no intellectual property or personal right of others or any applicable law or regulation. You accept full responsibility for avoiding infringement of the intellectual property or personal rights of others or violation of laws and regulations in connection with Your Content. You are responsible for ensuring that Your Content does not violate The Travel Brief’s Acceptable Use Policy, other published The Travel Brief policy, or any applicable law or regulation. You agree to pay all royalties, fees, and any other monies owed to any person by reason of Your Content.

  6. Permitted uses. If you operate a search engine, web crawler, bot, scraping tool, data mining tool, bulk downloading tool, wget utility, or similar data gathering or extraction tool, you may access The Travel Brief Platform, subject to the following additional rules: i) you must use a descriptive user agent header; ii) you must follow robots.txt at all times; iii) your access must not adversely affect any aspect of The Travel Brief Platform’s functioning; and iv) you must make it clear how to contact you, either in your user agent string, or on your website if you have one.

  7. No Endorsement or Verification. Please note that The Travel Brief Platform contains access to third-party content, products and services, and it offers interactions with third parties. Participation or availability on The Travel Brief Platform does not amount to endorsement or verification by us. We make no warranties or representations about the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any content posted on The Travel Brief Platform by anyone.

  8. Ownership. You acknowledge and agree that Our Content and Materials remain the property of The Travel Brief’s users or The Travel Brief. The content, information and services made available on The Travel Brief Platform are protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, and other laws, and you acknowledge that these rights are valid and enforceable.



Acceptable Use Policy



The Travel Brief is built upon shared knowledge and values. Please keep the following rules in mind so everyone on The Travel Brief can draw the most useful information from the community in order to have a safe and meaningful experience both on-and offline.

  1. Be objective when sharing, commenting, and consuming content on The Travel Brief. One of the issues we found with travel recommendations and review sites is that it’s hard to be relevant for everybody – we are all unique individuals after all. Therefore, anyone who engages in activities on The Travel Brief should remain objective as much as possible so more people can find the info useful.

  2. Be respectful and constructive while engaging with content shared by others. Sharing is caring. Cheer the contributors if you find what they shared is useful. It’s ok to pose opposite opinions – mistakes can happen, things can simply be outdated. Engage with good faith and object any hard errors you may come across constructively by providing alternatives and updated info.

  3. We do not want our platform to be filled with ads. No content with the sole purpose to advertise or promote a business/commercial property/website/event is allowed unless:

    • It’s an essential part to the tip you are writing which is guided by "practicality"

    • If you are the owner of a travel blog/vlog or a web magazine, you are allowed to include your url in your profile as long as you provide a linkback to https://www.thetravelbrief.com or the specific url to any tip page on your site. You may also include your url in your written content as long as it’s compliant with the point above.

  4. Make sure your tips or suggestions are safe to consume by other users. You must not submit any false or misleading content. Make very explicit warnings if what’s included in your content is not suitable for certain age groups, physical conditions, or other specific characteristics.

  5. No unlawful content or malicious activities. You are prohibited from using the site or its content to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances. Do not contribute malware, viruses, and other malicious programs or links that may harm the operation of The Travel Brief platform or any users who may be consuming the content. No spam allowed.

  6. No Harassment and Bullying. Abusive and immoral behavior directed towards private individuals is not allowed. You are prohibited from using the site or its content to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on ethnicity, race, national origins, religion, age, gender, sexual orientations, or disabilities. Repeated and unwanted contact constitutes a form of harassment. Content should not make threats against others or advocate violence, including self-harm.

  7. Intellectual Property and Personal Rights. Do not post content that infringes any intellectual property or personal right of another party.

Violating the Acceptable Use Policy may result in the removal of content, or in the limitation or termination of a user’s access to The Travel Brief.

If you see something on The Travel Brief that you believe violates our guidelines or policies, please report it to us by using the Flag function on site or write to us. We will promptly verify and take any reasonable action accordingly.