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Does Trip Advisor have any connection with Travel Pod?

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Does Trip Advisor have any connection with Travel Pod?

Well the heading says it all really.

I have reason to beleive they are connected or if not one has hacked the other.

Explain the connection please or deny it!

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1. Re: Does Trip Advisor have any connection with Travel Pod?

Hi mfuwe;

Yes, TA & TravelPod are both owned by the same parent company, TripAdvisor Media.

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/pages/about_us.html

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2. Re: Does Trip Advisor have any connection with Travel Pod?

Thanks,

So does that give them the right to use some of my Photographs as part of a VideoWow without my permission?

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3. Re: Does Trip Advisor have any connection with Travel Pod?

Hi mfuwe;

The short answer is, yes they can. I would suggest that you read TripAdvisor's "Terms of Use".

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/pages/terms.html

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4. Re: Does Trip Advisor have any connection with Travel Pod?

Read them.

<<including any hotel reviews, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or the like contained in any submissions (collectively, “Submissions”), >>

I see no mention of Photographs!

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5. Re: Does Trip Advisor have any connection with Travel Pod?

It appears that you missed this...

"If it is determined that you retain moral rights (including rights of attribution or integrity) in the Content, you hereby declare that

(a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the Content, or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto;

(b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the Content by TripAdvisor or its licensees, successors and assigns;

(c) you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the Content; and

(d) you forever release TripAdvisor, and its licensees, successors and assigns, from any claims that you could otherwise assert against TripAdvisor by virtue of any such moral rights."

Edited: 13 April 2012, 14:07
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6. Re: Does Trip Advisor have any connection with Travel Pod?

No, I saw that too, but where is the consent to use photographs in the first place? And in such a crap presentation in "Wow"?

There is NO warning before uploading and in my opinion there should be.

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7. Re: Does Trip Advisor have any connection with Travel Pod?

At the bottom of the photos submission area, is the following;

"Please agree to this statement by checking the box:

I am the owner of these photos, and my posting them on tripadvisor does not infringe upon the rights of any third party. I accept TripAdvisor's Terms of Use."

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8. Re: Does Trip Advisor have any connection with Travel Pod?

"Please note that by uploading photos, you are granting TripAdvisor the non-exclusive rights to use, copy, re-purpose and display those photos at our discretion. "

tripadvisor.com/help/what_kinds_of_photograp…

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9. Re: Does Trip Advisor have any connection with Travel Pod?

Thanks Silvia !

I was just retrieving that info when you posted.

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10. Re: Does Trip Advisor have any connection with Travel Pod?

Fine but a bit labrynthine I would say.

So no more reviews with photos from me and the ones I have done are now toast.