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Safaritalk is a non commercial website and forum, and makes no money. Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for endorse or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message posted.

 

Where Safaritalk contains links to other sites and resources provided by members and third parties, Safaritalk holds no responsibility or liability for the contents of those sites or resources.


The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this bulletin board. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email using the contact link at the bottom of the page, by private message, or by reporting the post to the moderation team with your reasons. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.

 

Safaritalk is a free to join and use internet forum: please bear in mind the following:

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, offensive, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violating any law. Please also bear in mind the various age ranges of those reading Safaritalk and refrain from using swear words and vulgar language. We have the right to remove or edit any material or posting you make on Safaritalk if it is obvious such material does not comply with the above list or general good conduct.

For further information regarding libel law please see:

Libel law and the internet

You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by Safaritalk, or you have expressed permission from the copyright holder to publish such material, or you have expressed permission from the copyright holder to publish such material and provide this within your post in addition to full creditation. For further information please see:

Image copyright issues and Safaritalk

Including news or other written content from another source

 

As a member, by uploading text, "making a post" or posting images or videos you agree that Safaritalk has a nonexclusive copyright to publish such information within the parameters of the Safaritalk website, and once having made a post, you cannot request/demand its removal for any reason a later date except with the express approval of Safaritalk's admin/moderation staff, who will then undertake to do so for you.

 

However, having made a post, you are allowed a two hour window in which you can personally edit the post - after which you must contact Safaritalk's admin/moderation staff, who will then undertake to do so for you if approved.

 

If, having created an album/s in the Safaritalk members gallery and uploaded photos/images to those albums, you cannot at a later date delete those albums/images unless with the express approval of Safaritalk's admin/moderation staff who will then undertake to do so for you.

 

By making a post, or uploading an image/video to Safaritalk, you agree that, Safaritalk may use it to specifically publicise www.safaritalk.net via social media pages, eg., Twitter, Facebook etc.

 

If Safaritalk is acquired in part or full by a third party, any content uploaded to Safaritalk will be transferred to the new partner/owner as part of the forum transfer.

 

Cancelling membership: should you wish to cancel your Safaritalk membership at any time, please contact admin via the Contact us link at the bottom of the page and let us know.

 

Note for Safari tourism professionals:

If you are a tour operator, lodge manager, travel agent etc.,, you agree not to publicise your company, blatantly or otherwise except in the Lodge Camp and Operator News subforum as outlined below. If it is considered that such a post goes against this, it will be edited and the member responsible be banned.

 

However, you can make mention of your company in your introductory post in the Introductions forum, and you are encouraged to include your website address and contact details as a part of your signature. This can be done when logged on by clicking on the drop down menu by your user name: then My Settings, click the profile tab - then change signature: don't forget to make your web address clickable...

If you are involved in the Safari industry in some way, then you must select one of the following for Category 1: Tour Operator, Travel Agent, Ground Handler, Travel Marketing, Safari Guide, Lodge Owner/Manager. For Category 2, you can then select another option which best suits your interests. This is to encourage open and transparent discussion in a safe and trustworthy environment.

 

As a professional user of Safaritalk you can only promote your company in the Lodge, camp and operator news forum, such as listing trips and itineraries, feedback, latest news and so forth.

Advertising and self promotion outside of the above linked subforum is not appropriate on Safaritalk, unless under specific cases, and an example of what is acceptable is outlined here:

Q: I am looking to buy a camera bag that will fit my Canon + 70 -200, 300 2.8 etc etc and am considering so and so bags, can you suggest an alternative.

A: Having used a number of various bags during my recent safaris, I decided to design my own which compares well to the ones you mention, details can be found at ..........

Or:

Q: I'm looking for a great read before my next trip to Africa, can anyone suggest a book.

A: Recently I published "Tales of Africa" (example) which is available at ......com and was highly reviewed.

 

(Note for authors: please do feel free to tell us about any books you have published in this subforum.)

Or:

Q: I'm specifically looking to book 5 nights at Lodge A between the following dates, but cannot find prices or details of specials online.

A: As manager/ess of Lodge A, I can confirm that for those dates, prices can be found at our website here, and there is a special pay 4 stay 1 free offer.

(Although I would assume this would apply to the smaller, independently run camps...)

They are offering these as a suggestion to a question relating directly to the product.

You, as Safari Professional may not Private Message other members with any kind of offers, deals etc., without consent from the other member. If found to be doing so, you account will be banned.

 

If, as a Safari Professional you have a query about how you may used Safaritalk to promote your company or services, please feel free to get in contact with me via a PM or by using the Contact us link at the bottom of the page.

 

Safaritalk is neither promoting nor endorsing any of the operations which post here, and all responsibility for content lies with the individual poster. 

 

Safaritalk plays no part in the booking procedure for any safari or offer listed: all transactions are made directly with the operator responsible for listing the itinerary offer. The operator is responsible for the safari listed and any communication is with them, not Safaritalk.

 

Also, Safaritalk receives no commission or incentives on any safari  or special offers listed anywhere on the Safaritalk forums.


Safaritalk is for the users, its members: about sharing quality and informed information and viewpoints, and therefore we all must take responsibility for our behaviour on the site - however in the event that there are continued infractions of these rules, then there is the possibility of being warned against further such behaviour, suspension of the users account for a limited time, or the member's account being banned.

Should anyone have any queries or questions, of course please feel free to contact us via the link at the bottom of the page or by starting a new topic in the Forum Help Topics subforum.

It is also recommended that you read the Safaritalk Vision so to thus understand a little more about the motivation for this website.

 

Safaritalk is regularly updated through members posting and submitting content, (photos etc.), as well as changes to the forum itself, eg., graphics, software upgrades etc., and there may be times when Safaritalk is taken offline for short periods. Also that Safaritalk might be taken offline indefinitely. As Safaritalk has been running and live on the internet since 2006, some of the content might or will be out of date and Safaritalk is under no obligation to update such content.

 

Safaritalk's Terms and rules may be ammended at any time and therefore I ask that you check this page every now again and keep up to date, and we'll make every effort to notify you of such changes. Safaritalk may well also publish notices updating the information contained here elsewhere on the forum pages.

 

If, having read the ammendments to Safaritalk's terms and rules you wish to cancel your membership, please contact admin via the Contact us link at the bottom of the page.

 

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