We do business as Florida Hikes. As authors and photographers, we feel pretty strongly about privacy and copyright issues. As hikers, we are big on people being responsible for their own well-being while exploring the outdoors. Here’s the legal stuff about your use of this website. Please read it through at least once!
Updated May 2018
Your privacy is of utmost concern. We collect personal information (your name and/or email) in four places: our contact form, comments left on the website, forms to sign up for mailing lists, and purchases made through Paypal.
If you contact us through our contact form, we use your email address to respond to you. That’s it. If you contact us with a question or comment that needs to be answered by a land manager or nonprofit associated with the public land that you are asking us about, we will connect you with the appropriate agency or person.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. If you want an old comment removed, simply contact us with a link to the page it is on, and we will delete it for you.
If you sign up for a mailing list, we will email you occasionally on the topic you signed up for, usually no more than once a month. There will always be a link at the end of those emails so you can unsubscribe from the mailing list. You can also contact us directly to be removed from any and all mailing lists you have signed up for on this website.
When you purchase a book from us via Paypal, Paypal retains your email and address so we may contact you about the transaction. We do not store that information on our website, nor do we share it with anyone other than printed on a shipping label when your book is shipped. If you order a copy of The Florida Trail Guide, we copy your email into the mailing list for periodic updates to the guidebook to inform you of any changes to the Florida Trail since you purchased the book. As explained above, you can unsubscribe from that mailing list the first time you receive an email, or contact us directly to be removed from the list.
You always have the right to be removed from our mailing lists or to delete a comment or information you’ve provided to us as an article or photo. If it isn’t obvious how to do that yourself, simply contact us and we’ll take care of it.
Personal and Non-commercial use
This website is provided for your personal, non-commercial use. If you represent a commercial entity and are interested in licensing content from this website, please contact me for information.
Use this website at your own risk. This website is provided to you “as is” as a service, with no guarantees either express or implied. Maps are presented for entertainment purposes and are not meant to represent an accurate survey of any specific location.
While it is our intent to provide accurate information, Florida Hikes makes no warranty that any content supplied on this website satisfies any applicable government law, regulation, or requirement. Neither Florida Hikes nor its owners, subcontractors, agents, partners, or licensors warrant that the Web site or its operation will be accurate, reliable, uninterrupted or error-free. No agent or representative has the authority to create any warranty regarding the website on behalf of Florida Hikes. Florida Hikes reserves the right to change or discontinue at any time any aspect or feature of the Web site.
Exclusion of Liability
Hiking is an outdoor activity that involves personal risk and responsibility. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall Florida Hikes, its owners, subcontactors, or individuals submitting their own information to this site be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages and expenses whatsoever arising out of or in any way connected with use of this website, delay or inability to use this website, or for any information, products, or services obtained through this website.
By using this website, you specifically agree that no licensor, supplier, or information provider to Florida Hikes shall have any liability to you for any reason whatsoever based upon the information provided on or through this website.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Florida Hikes and its agents, licensors and suppliers harmless from and against any and all claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of this site, or any content, product or service offered through this site, in a manner that violates or is alleged to violate these Terms and Conditions.
Featured Links and Advertisements
This website may contain links to websites offered by parties other than Florida Hikes. Such links are provided for your reference and convenience only. Florida Hikes does not control such other websites and is not responsible for their content; nor does Florida Hikes’ inclusion of links to such websites imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators unless explicitly stated as a recommendation.
Unless otherwise specifically stated on this website, Florida Hikes does not endorse any product or service or make any representation regarding the reliability, quality or accuracy of any products or services featured in, or linked to, any advertisement appearing on this Web site.
Linking to Us
Unless you are subsequently advised otherwise by Florida Hikes, you are hereby licensed to create links to the content on the Web site, provided that the link accurately describes the content as it appears on the Web site. Florida Hikes reserves the right to revoke this license generally, or your right to use specific links, at any time.
Under no circumstances may you “frame” the Web site or any of its content or copy portions of the website to a server, except as part of an Internet service provider’s incidental caching of pages. Each page within the website must be displayed in full (including all trademarks, branding, advertising and promotional materials), without any accompanying frame, border, margin, design, branding, trademark, advertising or promotional materials not originally displayed on the page within the website. You may not utilize the RSS feeds from this site to generate web pages that mimic this site. The source of the RSS feed must be clearly shown.
To protect the copyright of our website, a copy of this website will occasionally be submitted to the Library of Congress for registration. Your contributions will be included as part of the overall registration, much as within an issue of a magazine. However, any contributions of content, including uploads of articles and images, press releases, and news items remain under your copyright. By posting on this website, you grant Florida Hikes non-exclusive use of your content. Contributions, however, do not equate to a share in equity of the website. Additionally, your contributions may be removed from this website at any time without prior notice.
Except for material in the public domain under United States copyright law, all material contained on the Web site is protected by United States and foreign copyright laws. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these terms and conditions, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, modify, rewrite, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material contained on this website without the prior consent of the copyright owner.
None of the material contained on this site may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photoreproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of Florida Hikes. Violation of this provision may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.
You may make copies of materials displayed on the website for your own personal and noncommercial use only, provided any copies include the copyright and other notices displayed with the materials on the Web site. You may not distribute such copies to others, whether or not for a charge or other consideration, without prior written permission from Florida Hikes or the copyright owner of the copied material.
Florida Hikes is a registered trademark in the state of Florida.
Requests to reproduce materials on the website for distribution or other purposes can be sent to us or mailed to Florida Hikes, PO Box 10046, Cocoa FL 32927.