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Effective and Last Updated: Sept 12, 2012

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Lindblad Expeditions maintains this site for information and communication purposes. This webpage contains the Terms of Use governing your access to and use of Expeditions.com (the “Website” or “Site”). If you do not accept these Terms of Use or you do not meet or comply with their provisions, you may not use the Website

A. TERMS APPLICABLE TO ALL USERS
1. Overview
YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ACCEPTING AND AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF USE.

For users who are not registered with this Website, your use of the Website will be deemed to be acceptance of the Terms of Use, Section A.

For users who are registered with the Website, your use of the Website shall be subject to (i) certain designated terms (see Section B below) in addition to those terms applicable to all users.

IF THESE TERMS OF USE ARE NOT COMPLETELY ACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

2. Changes To Terms
Lindblad Expeditions may, at any time, for any reason and without notice, make changes to (i) this Website, including its look, feel, format, and content, as well as (ii) the products and/or services as described in this Website. Any modifications of the Terms will take effect when posted to the Website. Therefore, each time you access the Website, you need to review the Terms of Use upon which access and use of this Website is conditioned. By your continuing use of the Website after changes are posted, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

3. Scope of Use and User E-Mail
You may not store, modify, reproduce, transmit, reverse engineer or distribute the Content on this Website, or the design or layout of the Website or individual sections of it, in any form or media unless given express permission via the Site for example the use of the  embedded “share” functionality.  The systematic retrieval of data from the Website is also prohibited.

E-mail submissions over the Internet may not be secure and are subject to the risk of interception by third parties. Please consider this fact before e-mailing any information. Also, please consult our Privacy Policy. You agree not to submit or transmit any e-mails or materials through the Website that: (i) are defamatory, threatening, obscene or harassing, (ii) contain a virus, worm, Trojan horse or any other harmful component, (iii) incorporate copyrighted or other proprietary material of any third party without that party's permission or (iv) otherwise violate any applicable laws. Lindblad Expeditionsshall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding any information or materials that you submit online except as specified in these Terms of Use, or as set forth in any additional terms and conditions relating to specific products or services, or as otherwise specifically agreed or required by law.

The commercial use, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any information, software or other material available through the Website without the prior written consent of Lindblad Expeditionsis strictly prohibited.

4. Copyrights and Trademarks
The materials at this Site, as well as the organization and layout of this site, are copyrighted and are protected by United States and international copyright laws and treaty provisions. All such materials are owned or licensed by Lindblad Expeditions. You may access, download and print materials on this Website solely for your personal and non-commercial use; however, any print out of this Site, or portions of the Site, must include Lindblad Expedition’s copyright notice. No right, title or interest in any of the materials contained on this Site is transferred to you as a result of accessing, downloading or printing such materials. Unless you are a re-seller of Lindblad Expeditions products or services, you may not copy, modify, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, license any part of this Site; create derivative works from, link to or frame in another website, use on any other website, transfer or sell any information obtained from this Site without the prior permission of Lindblad Expeditions. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you are permitted to use tools and functions within the site that expressly encourage the sharing of links and image thumbnails as in the “send page, share page” or the “send and share” associated with video content.

Unless you are a re-seller of Lindblad Expeditions’ products or services, or except as expressly provided under the "Scope of Use" Section above, you may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, distribute, or publicly display or operate this Website without the prior written permission of Lindblad Expeditions.You may not use a part of this Website on any other Website, without Lindblad Expeditions’ prior written consent.

5.  Links
For your convenience, we may provide links to various other websites that may be of interest to you and for your convenience only.  However, Lindblad Expeditions is not responsible for their content nor is it responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements contained within such websites. Please read the terms and conditions or terms of use policies of any other company or website you may link to from our website. These Terms of Use policy applies only to Lindblad Expeditions’ website and the products and services Lindblad Expeditions offers.  If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this website, you do so at your own risk. Lindblad Expeditions reserves the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time. Lindblad Expeditionsdisclaims all warranties, express and implied, as to the accuracy, validity, and legality or otherwise of any materials or information contained on such sites.

6.  No Unlawful Or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant to Lindblad Expeditions that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging onto a server or an account which the user is not authorized to access; or (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; or (c) accessing or using the Site or any portion thereof without authorization, in violation of these Terms of Use or in violation of applicable law. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Lindblad Expeditions will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Site or any activity being conducted on this Site.

7.  Spamming
Gathering email addresses from Lindblad Expeditions through harvesting or automated means is prohibited.  Posting or transmitting unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation to other Users is prohibited. 

8.  No Warranties
THE WEBSITE, AND ANY CONTENT, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ALL OF WHICH Lindblad ExpeditionsEXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS. Lindblad ExpeditionsDOES NOT ENDORSE AND MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE CONTENT, AND Lindblad ExpeditionsWILL NOT BE LIABLE OR OTHERWISE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN UPDATING THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT. WE HAVE NO DUTY TO UPDATE THE CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE. Lindblad ExpeditionsMAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTS OR OTHER CONSEQUENCES OF ACCESSING THE WEBSITE AND USING THE CONTENT, AND FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THIS WARRANTY DISCLAIMER MAY BE DIFFERENT IN CONNECTION WITH SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY Lindblad Expeditions.  SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.

Although Lindblad Expeditions attempts to ensure the integrity and accurateness of the Site, it makes no representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Site and Content thereon. It is possible that the Site could include typographical errors, inaccuracies or other errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions and alterations could be made to the Site by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform Lindblad Expeditions so that it can be corrected. Information contained on the Site may be changed or updated without notice. Additionally, Lindblad Expeditions shall have no responsibility or liability for information or Content posted to the Site from any non-Lindblad Expeditions affiliated third party.

9.  Governing Law, Location and Miscellaneous
These Terms of Use shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York, USA, without reference to its choice of law rules. If an applicable law is in conflict with any part of the Terms of Use, the Terms of Use will be deemed modified to conform to the law. The other provisions will not be affected by any such modification.

10. Separate Agreements
You may have other agreements with Lindblad Expeditions.Those agreements are separate and in addition to these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use do not modify, revise or amend the terms of any other agreements you may have with Lindblad Expeditions.

11.  DMCA  Copyright Policy and Copyright Agent
Lindblad Expeditions respects the intellectual property rights of others.  If you believe something on this Site has infringed your intellectual property rights, please notify us at explore@expeditions.com and provide the following information:

(i)         A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

(ii)   Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.

(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled.

(iv)       Address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address where we may contact you.

(v)        A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

12. No Professional Advice
The information available on the Website is intended to be a general information resource regarding the matters covered, and is not tailored to your specific circumstance. You should not construe this as legal, accounting or other professional advice. This Website is not intended for use by minors. YOU SHOULD EVALUATE ALL INFORMATION, OPINIONS AND ADVICE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR INSURANCE SPECIALIST, OR WITH YOUR LEGAL, TAX, FINANCIAL OR OTHER ADVISOR, AS APPROPRIATE.

13. Users Disputes
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. Lindblad Expeditions reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.

14. User Submissions And Communications; Public Areas:  
You acknowledge that you own, solely responsible or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate these Terms of Use and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Lindblad Expeditions or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply.

If you submit, upload or post any comments, ideas, suggestions, information, files, images or other materials to us or our Site (“Submissions”), you agree not to provide any Submissions that (1) are defamatory, abusive, libelous, unlawful, obscene, threatening, harassing, fraudulent, pornographic, or harmful, or that could encourage criminal or unethical behavior, (2) violate or infringes the privacy, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or (3) contain or transmit a virus or any other harmful component. You agree not to contact other site users through unsolicited e-mail, telephone calls, mailings or any other method of communication. Lindblad Expeditions shall have a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable right and license to use the Submissions however Lindblad Expeditions desires, including without limitation, to copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and/or sell and/or distribute such Submissions and/or incorporate such Submissions into any form, medium or technology throughout the world. Lindblad Expeditions is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Submissions in confidence; (2) to pay to you any compensation for any Submissions; or (3) to respond to any user Submissions.

Lindblad Expeditions does not regularly review posted Submissions, but does reserve the right (but not the obligation) to monitor and edit or remove any Submissions submitted to the Site. You grant Lindblad Expeditions the right to use the name that you submit in connection with any Submissions. You agree not to use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any Submissions. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Submissions you make. Lindblad Expeditions and its affiliates take no responsibility and assume no liability for any Submissions submitted by you or any third party.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Lindblad Expeditions harmless from and against all third party claims, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) against or incurred by Lindblad Expeditions arising out of any Submissions you post or allow to posted to the Site.

Some of the forums (our blog for instance) on the Websiteare not continuously moderated or reviewed.  Accordingly, Users will be held directly and solely responsible for the content of messages that are posted. While moderating the forums, the Site reviewer will periodically perform an administrative review for the purpose of deleting messages that are old, have received few responses, are off topic or irrelevant, serve as advertisements or seem otherwise inappropriate. Lindblad Expeditions has full discretion to delete messages.

Lindblad Expeditions reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:

(a)    Record the dialogue in public chat rooms.

(b)   Examine an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).

(c)    Remove communications that are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms of Use.

(d)   Terminate a Member's access to any or all Public Areas and/or the Siteupon any breach of these Terms of Use.

(e)    Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in the Public Areas.

(f)    Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the Expeditions.com, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.

Lindblad Expeditions reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. Lindblad Expeditions has no liability or responsibility to users of the Lindblad Expeditions Website or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities. 

15.  Limitation of Liability
YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK Lindblad ExpeditionsSPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO, USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT (EVEN IF Lindblad ExpeditionsHAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) OR THAT ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS IN, OR DELAYS IN TRANSMISSION OF, INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE USER, ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR FILES, INTERRUPTIONS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTIONS TO THE WEBSITE OR VIRUSES, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY BE DIFFERENT IN CONNECTION WITH SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY LINDBLAD EXPEDTIONSSOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

16. Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Lindblad Expeditions, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms of Use.

B. ADDITIONAL TERMS APPLICABLE ONLY TO REGISTERED USERS
17. Accounts And Security
Lindblad Expeditions does not warrant that the functions contained in the service provided by the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that this service or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful components.

As part of the registration process, each user will select a password (“Password”) and Login Name (“Login Name”). You shall provide Lindblad Expeditions with accurate, complete, and updated Account information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of this Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your Account.

You agree to access Protected Areas using only your user ID and password as provided to you by Lindblad Expeditions. You agree to protect the confidentiality of your user ID and password, and not to share or disclose your user ID or password to any third party. You agree that you are fully responsible for all activity occurring under your user ID. Your access to the Site may be revoked by Lindblad Expeditions at any time with or without cause. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Lindblad Expeditions harmless from and against all third party claims, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) against or incurred by Lindblad Expeditions arising out of your breach of these Terms of Use or violation of applicable law, your use or access of the Site, or access by anyone accessing the Site using your user ID and password.

You may not:

(a)    select or use a Login Name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person;

(b)   use a name subject to the rights of any other person without authorization;

(c)    use a Login Name that Website, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate or offensive.

Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your Account, at Lindblad Expeditions sole discretion, and you may be reported to appropriate law-enforcement agencies.