Photo And Sponsor
Disclosure And Disclaimer
This page covers information on Sponsor Disclosure and Disclaimer as well as our Photo Disclaimer.
It was created to give you transparent information about advertiser, affiliate and sponsor businesses we deal with along with error and omissions information. Also to help you understand the usage of photos on the Florida Keys Vacation site.
However, I'd first like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to visit florida-keys-vacation.com and for sharing it with others. Whether you post a link to one of my pages on another travel blog, or you post a link on your favorite social networking site, this "paying it forward" helps me grow my site, and I truly appreciate your help.
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Errors And/Or Omissions
In developing the Florida Keys Vacation website, I continually strive to provide you with accurate, unbiased information so all my visitors can have a reliable resource always at their finger tips.
In developing this site as in all things, time takes it's toll. Information that may have been accurate when I wrote it, may have changed due to any number of reasons. Businesses close, open, and move. Prices go up and down, wrecks shift with the tides and hurricanes, and the list of possibilities goes on.
While the information contained within the site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this website is correct, complete, and/or up-to-date.
Errors and/or omissions are not intentional and as such, neither myself nor florida-keys-vacation.com are responsible. Should you choose to participate in an activity that has an end result different than your original intent, we're not responsible for any harm, discomfort or inconvenience you may encounter.
The materials contained on this website are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice on any subject matter. florida-keys-vacation.com does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site.
Likewise in developing this website, credits are given when the
original author is known. Omitting any credit is purely unintentional, and should be not construed as theft or plagiarism.
Permission is given for the downloading and temporary storage of one or more of these pages for the purpose of viewing on a personal computer. The contents of this site are protected by copyright under international conventions and, apart from the permission stated, the reproduction, permanent storage, or retransmission of the contents of this site is prohibited without the prior written consent of florida-keys-vacation.com.
As you browse through these pages you'll also find that some links within this website may lead to other websites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. florida-keys-vacation.com includes these links solely as a convenience to you, and the presence of such a link does not imply a responsibility for the linked site, or an endorsement of the linked site, its operator, or its contents (exceptions may apply).
This website and its contents are provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.
Reproduction, distribution, republication, and/or retransmission of material contained within this website are prohibited unless the prior written permission of florida-keys-vacation.com has been obtained.
My goal is to ensure you have the information you need, where and when you need it, so you don't have to keep searching for it. Time and again, my husband and I have been frustrated in our own web searches. We'll be looking for that particularly important tidbit of information, only to be dead ended at every turn.
To provide you with the most all inclusive information available, I continually add new content that is relevant to anyone planning a Florida Keys vacation. The input and feedback you provide me with is always appreciated, and it helps keep me on track.
The Relationship Between
Florida Keys Vacation And Advertisers
My first sponsor disclosure to you, is that as the owner of this site, I do not rely on, or take recommendations from any outside source or tourism council for contributory guidelines.
A second important sponsor disclosure is that I do not allow advertisers, affiliates or sponsors to control the content of this website. Other than insight from my readers, which I believe to be invaluable, I have sole control over it's content.
Even though this site is a labor of love, I also need to keep it functioning. It's ongoing development and day to day operations can be time consuming, and of course there are always those pesky expenses.
A third sponsor disclosure is that I allow certain advertisers, affiliates and sponsors to appear on my website. Links to the useful goods and services these companies provide have value and benefit to you and my other readers.
For example, florida-keys-vacation.com is a participant in various affiliate programs including Fishingbooker.com, Sitesell, Conversant/Commission Junction and Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.
These affiliate advertising programs are designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to these companies. As an Amazon Associate, a participant in the Adsense and Medianet programs, as well as an affiliate with Commission Junction and other companies, I earn a small revenue from qualifying purchases and inquiries when appropriate.
Another sponsor disclosure is about value of a product or service. Whether a sponsor's product or service is something you'll use while on your Florida Keys vacation, or whether you'll use and enjoy them "at home" - it's a bonus for you. It also helps me maintain the Florida Keys Vacation website, since any small commission I receive helps to offset my expenses.
An important sponsor disclosure is that I do not include links to sites that will add on extra costs to you because of my relationship with them. My goal is to provide you with solid information, as well as information on resources that provide products and services that will benefit you,
Another important sponsor disclosure is that I continually do ongoing research in my development of advertisers, affiliates and sponsors. This is to ensure I'm bringing you in contact with good companies, providing the best rates I can find.
Important as a sponsor disclosure to you is that I do not have any control or influence over these companies, nor do they have control or influence over me or my website. That being said, because of the business relationship I have with these companies, you'll typically secure a "better deal" by clicking on the direct link I provide you with, then if I had simply suggested you go to their site.
Very important regarding my sponsor disclosure policy is that I try to ensure everything is transparent for you. This way you'll know what is an ad, and what isn't. Of course keep in mind, the ads are provided as a benefit to you. They give you access to services and products that can enhance your vacation experience, or even prove useful in other circumstances.
While following a link I've recommended, you may come across another product or service that you like. By all means, take advantage of it! We want to ensure that your experience is as positive as possible, and that you're as informed and prepared as you can be for your Florida Keys vacation.
The goal here is to make this a win-win situation for everyone. If you can get products and services you need at a fair price, that's terrific.
If my affiliate, advertiser or sponsor gets your business, that's great. If I receive a small commission, it becomes a win-win all around.
Through your support of my "partners" and by following my recommendations I can continue to produce quality, free content, and I thank you for that.
Another important part of my sponsor disclosure to you is that some companies control the content of the ads showcased on my site.
For example, "Ads by Google" determine what ads will be placed on the pages I have selected. This means that occasionally you may notice they're running an ad similar to a web page or link I've provided. This is purely coincidental, as I have no control over the ad content placed on my site by these advertising companies.
Products and services I recommend are not just "ad driven". I also provide links and make recommendations to companies where I receive absolutely no referral fee or commission. I do this because my site is about providing you
with quality information. This way you'll have the best Florida Keys vacation imaginable, and in turn you'll recommend florida-keys-vacation.com to friends and family.
The photos used on this website come from several sources. The majority are public domain photos derived from State Archives of Florida and other government agencies. These include the images used to create the header which are from the Dale M. McDonald collection found on Florida Memory, State of Florida Archives.
Several photos are from Flickr. These fall under the
Creative Commons License 2.0
and Creative Commons License 3.0.
The exception to this are photos generously provided to us through permission by Roy Llowarch on Flickr and these are All Rights Reserved.
There are a number of wonderful photos that have been shared with us by our Readers, along with a handful of personal photos included in the mix.
Photos that fall into the public domain or the Creative Commons License 2.0 or 3.0 are available for your reuse. Any other photos are proprietary and written permission must be given to reuse them.
Several photos also are from www.en.wikipedia.org. They are either in the public domain, fall under the Creative Commons Licnse 3.0 mentioned above, or the GNU Free Documentation License
Paying It Forward
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If you like the content found on Florida Keys Vacation, please post a link from my site on any of your social networking pages. If you're a member of a travel blog or two, please share my website's link there as well. The more information we can get out about florida-keys-vacation.com, the more feedback I'll receive. All of this helps to make my site even better for you and my other readers.
All of these actions on your part help to make my website grow. Sharing my website's information is as valuable, perhaps even more so, than any small commission I may receive from an advertiser, affiliate or sponsor.
If you have any questions or comments about this page, or my site in general, I would truly enjoy hearing from you. I can be reached via tha florida-keys-vacation.com
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Thank you again for visiting Florida Keys Vacation and for sharing all of your helpful insight,