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PlanetWare Inc.
Richmond Hill, Ontario
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Inspired by their passion for travel and adventure our travel writers share advice on attractions in destinations around the world and offer tips and ideas for fulfilling journeys. Our team aims to inspire travel, help travelers decide where to go and what to see, and ensure people make the most of their trips.

PlanetWare Inc. is a privately held corporation formed in 1995.

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Terms and Conditions

PlanetWare is ©Copyright 1995-2022 PlanetWare Inc. All rights reserved. PlanetWare™ is a registered trademark of PlanetWare Inc. Trademarks of third parties are used with the permission of the trademark holder. All images are copyright to their respective owners. Unauthorized duplication in part or whole is strictly prohibited by international copyright laws without the prior written consent of PlanetWare Inc. or other respective owners. By using PlanetWare you acknowledge your acceptance to the terms and conditions set forth in this legal document and are bound to its terms.

PlanetWare reserves the right to prohibit users whose intentions may be considered malicious or against the best interests of the PlanetWare service.

PlanetWare content may be used exclusively for personal non-commercial and educational purposes providing i) no direct or indirect monetary gain will arise from its use; ii) photographs and illustrations may not be used under any circumstances; iii) and maps are unaltered; iv) text may be used with appropriate educational references v) the content is not plagiarized under any circumstances; vi) if incorporated as part of a document or presentation, credit and copyright is to be conspicuously displayed in a location relative to the PlanetWare content used stating "Courtesy PlanetWare Inc. All rights reserved. (C) Copyright 2022"; vii) prior written consent from PlanetWare Inc is required if the content will be part of a publication with a circulation greater than 50 (fifty) copies and or recipients whether electronically, in print or otherwise.

All advertised features and specifications of the PlanetWare service are subject to change without prior notice. PlanetWare is provided on an "as-is" basis. PlanetWare makes no guarantee or warranty as to the accuracy, suitability, performance, compatibility, applicability, reliability or availability of the PlanetWare web site or its content. In no event shall PlanetWare be held responsible for any direct, indirect or consequential damages either financially, physically or otherwise, due to the use of PlanetWare even if due to the negligence of PlanetWare Inc.

Users outside of North America are recommended to obtain information from their local government as to the lawfulness of using PlanetWare prior to use. PlanetWare shall not be held responsible for the content of externally linked sites. The content of externally linked sites is not endorsed or controlled by PlanetWare. Although every measure has been taken to assure the sites we link to are of the highest content quality and reliability, your use of provided links to external sites is at your own risk.

This agreement (the version held at web address https://www.planetware.com/about.htm#a_legal)  constitutes the full and complete understanding of the terms and conditions of using the PlanetWare service at all times, and supersedes any prior versions or contracts pertaining to membership or usage of PlanetWare services. This agreement may be modified from time to time without prior notice. Any and all future modifications to this agreement will be posted to this page. Changes to this agreement which PlanetWare considers "major" or "of importance" will be highlighted for a reasonable period of time. This document was last updated Jan 1, 2022.

Privacy Policy

The protection of our user's privacy is of the most paramount importance to PlanetWare. This document outlines how the information we collect from our users is acquired, transmitted, stored and the lifecycle of such data. Under no circumstances will personally identifying information collected from our users be sold, leased, rented, loaned or given to external companies, organizations, individuals or clients without prior user notification and / or permission. However, PlanetWare cannot be held liable in the event that private information is stolen, hacked or otherwise obtained due to circumstances beyond the control of PlanetWare. Users wishing to obtain a listing of, or make changes to the private information stored by PlanetWare, must make a formal written request to info@planetware.com and allow 10 to 15 business days for processing and responding to your request. In the event PlanetWare is acquired by a third party, the private information of PlanetWare users will be passed on, and continue to be bound to this privacy policy until such time that users are adequately notified of policy changes.

All information which PlanetWare obtains from its users is kept secure and confidential to the best of our abilities at all times. This includes security protection of the physical devices storing the information and computer based protection in the form of passwords, encryption, signed certificates and other means. Access to the private information of our users is limited to the employees and authorized subcontractors of PlanetWare and technicians of its hosting provider. Exceptions include:

  1. third party personnel requiring access to servers for the sole purpose of routine, scheduled or emergency maintenance; and or upgrading of hardware, software or configurations;

  2. law enforcement or government agencies in order to comply with local laws and regulations;

  3. companies specifically authorized to perform monitoring, technical, analytical or diagnostics services or tasks on our servers and or other equipment.

PlanetWare collects, stores and utilizes personal information in the following ways:

  1. Email Newsletter
    Personal information collected includes email address, optional demographical information, IP address and date / time stamp. This information is retained indefinitely in a secured database environment as an account for the newsletter subscription. The personal information is used for distribution of the email newsletter, account administration and customer service purposes only. This information is collected directly from the subscriber. Private information such as telephone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses and postal addresses will not be used for the purpose of marketing third party products, services or organizations - and are strictly retained for purposes relating directly to PlanetWare and its related services.

  2. Web Traffic Statistics
    Individually identifying information collected includes the IP and host address information of our users. This information is collection without notification to the user. The information is used purely for general web traffic statistics and reports. The information is not used to monitor, track or report on the usage of individual users unless the user is suspected of illegal or unauthorized usage of any component the PlanetWare infrastructure is comprised of. Additional information collected on users which is considered non-personal, and is collected without prior knowledge of the user includes: browser version, time and date stamp of all transactions against the PlanetWare server, referral information, country of origin, city of origin, hosting provider.

  3. Cookies
    During usage of particular functions within PlanetWare, cookies may be saved to the client workstation that improve the efficiency and quality of service.

  4. We use third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads to you and collect information from you when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on this website, other sites, and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.

    Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site.

    Cookie advertising features include:

    • Remarketing with Google Analytics
    • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
    • DoubleClick Platform integrations
    • Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting

    Google's use of cookies enables it to serve ads to our visitors on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet.

    Users may opt out of the use of cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy and https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a "device") by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, "Tags") may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser's cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser's cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor's referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance's AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please Mediavine Partners.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our legal or privacy policies, we welcome you to contact us at info@planetware.com.