terms of use

By using World Nomads, you are agreeing to abide by the following terms and conditions (Terms of Use). In these Terms of Use, "we", "us" and "our" are references to World Nomads Pty Limited. These Terms of Use should be read in conjunction with any other specifics provided on the World Nomads community about how it operates and the services provided. Just to be fair, we've thrown in some stuff that we also agree to. We reserve the right to amend these Terms of Use from time to time, and reserve the right to impose, without prior notice, any amendments posted on the Website.

Personal Info

We have a privacy policy that tells you what we collect, what we do with it and what to do if you've got a complaint. But we won't rent, sell or give-away your email address or personal information to anyone. Ever.

Copyright and Content Ownership

Here's the simple version. You own your stuff, but you agree to let us use it indefinitely on this website, our affiliate's sites, on search engines and in any other media formats.

And if you want the nitty gritty:

1. You may only upload content (for example, any material such as text, data, pictures and videos) to the web site which you have the authorised use of. As the owner of your username, you are responsible for all content posted under your name.

2. You remain the copyright holder of all content that you upload to World Nomads however:

  1. You grant World Nomads and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, communicate, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media.
  2. You grant World Nomads and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use your name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. Otherwise, you agree not to assert any rights you may have (a) to be attributed as the author of content, or (b) where we may (sometimes, if necessary) change the content you submit without your permission.

3. You acknowledge that the other content on the web site is owned or licensed by us, and that the compilation of all content on this site and surrounding graphics, logos, buttons, icons, and images is our exclusive property and protected by Australian and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is our property or the property of our software suppliers and protected by Australian and international copyright laws.

Things you have to do

1. You need to join World Nomads and your membership details need to be valid and accurate for you to access any of our services. Like online banking, you are responsible for keeping your password secure.

2. You can choose a screen name for writing your journal, however there's no use hiding behind it because you're responsible for everything that occurs under your screen name.

3. You're responsible for your conduct within the World Nomads community. This includes the accuracy and content of any material (for example, text, information, screen names, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, links) that you submit, post, and display on our site. So if its not your material or you don't want to be responsible for it, don't submit it.

Be excellent to each other

We encourage everyone to look, listen and learn from each other. We want everyone to respect an individual's right to an opinion - and to feel free to post your own individual comment (politely) on their posts. We hope to create an active and lively community that allows you to look beyond your own backyard, even if you're just an armchair traveller.

So, here are the ground rules:

1. You must not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate any other person including web site users. We reserve the right to remove your membership (and all of your content), and terminate your rights under these Terms of Use without notice, if you take part in this conduct.

2. You must not post offensive or unlawful content. We're reasonable people and if we think your content is racist, threatening, violent, too adult for our audience, or indeed just too gross we will either ask you to remove it... or do it for you.

3. You must not post defamatory content. This will really get you in trouble and could cost you a lot more than that Round-The-World airfare. If you want to know what defamatory means, read this.

4. You must not use the web site to post content of a commercial nature. This includes things like offering a product or service for sale, soliciting for advertisers, conducting raffles and competitions, or nasty things like pyramid selling schemes.

5. Staying safe and secure is an important priority when using the Internet. Keep your own and other’s personal information private, and do not post information that can be used to identify and locate either yourself, or anyone else, offline.

6. Severe Caution is advised when interacting with other community members on a personal basis. There is no surety that the information provided by them is accurate or truthful. World Nomads strongly discourages community members to arrange to meet with other community members. If you decide to do so, you do so at your own risk. But if you are going to do this, then ensure this occurs nowhere other than a public place.

Use the web for good, not evil.

This is the serious stuff that Matt, our CTO, spends all night worrying about... so please pay attention:

1. You must not post any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.

2. You must not modify, adapt or hack the World Nomads website. (We're quite good at mucking up our own site without your help. Members of the team are employed full time to fiddle, tweak and at times, demolish.)

What we're going to do

It's not just about what you have to do. I'm sure you know by now that we also sell travel insurance and that's a highly regulated industry full of rules, responsibilities and Codes of Conduct (note the very important two capital C's). We're used to this responsibility stuff.

We agree to:

1. Do all we can to make sure the web site works without errors.

2. Do all we can to ensure the web site and your personal information is secure.

And stuff we're not responsible for:

1. If you do something strange, stupid, negligent, illegal or just unsettling on our site, we can't be held responsible if you or others lose cash, profit, revenue, goodwill or your good reputation. We don't accept liability for any defects which may exist ('No, really! It's not a bug, it's a feature!'), or for any economic losses (including loss of revenues or profits), loss of goodwill or reputation or any special, indirect or consequential losses you may suffer which arise from your use of the Website or your inability to access the site.

2. We accept no responsibility for any incorrect or inaccurate content posted on our website. We are not responsible for any actions you may take based on advice or information you receive online. Your actions are your responsibility. For example, if you decide to travel half way around the world based on the ecstatic recommendation of a World Nomad and don't like your 'adventure' when you get there, that isn't our fault. It's important to remember that within the Community sections, Adventures, the information provided comes from a diverse range of people with varying degrees of travelling experience and (let's face it) taste... they might even wear white socks with their Tevas.

3. While our technology wizards are manic about backing up, you should always keep an original copy of stuff you post on the site. We cannot guarantee the World Nomads community will operate continuously or without defect and we are not responsible if the stuff you post on the site gets lost, deleted, altered or even if you lose access to anything included in the web site so we strongly encourage you to create a backup copy.

4. And obviously we're not responsible for the content on other people's web sites - even if we or World Nomads members link to them.


We hate it as much as you - so we won't if you wont!

So here's the deal - we will not spam you... ever. So, you must not create or submit unwanted Spam email to any World Nomads members or use a World Nomads email address to send Spam.

If you think we're spamming you, check out your email/alert subscriptions first and unsubscribe to anything you don't want. If this doesn't fix it or you have another complaint, please drop us an email.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless World Nomads and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all third party claims, actions, demands, damages, costs, liabilities, losses and expenses (including reasonable lawyers' fees) arising out of a breach or these Terms of Use either by you or any person using your password or ID, whether or not you have authorised that person to use your password or ID. If we waive any rights available to us under these Terms of Use on one occasion, it does not mean those rights are automatically waived on any other occasion.

If any of these Terms of Use are held to be invalid or illegal for any reason, the remaining Terms of Use will continue in full force.

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws in force in the state of New South Wales and Australia. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales and Australia.