Terms of Service

Last Modified November 13, 2017

Not Your Average American is built on communication. That means sharing lots of information including photos, videos, and details about trips and tours. Here are the terms of service for NYAA in everyday language. No lawyerese.

Conditions of Use

Welcome to Not Your Average American. We are a blog turning into a business. Our main goal is to introduce North American travelers to the hidden and little known destinations of South America. If you visit our pages to shop (more trips coming soon!) or join our forum to ask questions, share your experiences, or advertise your own trips and tours, we ask that you accept these conditions. 


We have written a separate privacy policy that boils down to these simple words – we collect two kinds of data, the kind you voluntarily provide us and information that is publicly available. We use this information to help provide quality information to small business in South America about selling to North Americans and to help explain the South American tourism scene to North Americans. Make sure to check the exact policy for more information.

Electronic communications

When you visit Not Your Average American, send emails to us, or interact with us via online social media, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We communicate by email (including our newsletters), by posting on social media, and by posting on this website. If you request that we stop email or social media communications, we will do so.


All content on this site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, images, videos and audio clips are the property of Not Your Average American or have been provided with permission from the copyright owner to share on this website. We love that you want to share our stories – whether in writing or in photography. We ask that you properly give credit to both the author and to Not Your Average American when sharing our work. Using photos or text from Not Your Average American without proper attribution is a violation of international copyright law.


We are in the process of filing the Not Your Average American Trademark. While we are undergoing Trademark review, we respectfully ask that you refrain from using the Not Your Average American logo in ways that may confuse potential customers. All other trademarks not owned by Not Your Average American that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affilitated with, connected to, or sponsored by Not Your Average American.

License and Site Access 

Not Your Average American grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or to modify any portion of it except with written consent from Not Your Average american. This license does not include any resale or commerical use of this site or its contents: any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.

This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commerical purpose wtihout express written consent of Not Your Average American. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other propietary information (including images, text, page, layout, or form) of Not Your Average American and our associates without express written consent.

You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Not Your Average American’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of Not Your Average American. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or licensse granted by Not Your Average American.

You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of Not Your Average American so long as the link does not portray Not Your Average American, its associates, or their produces in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use the Not Your Average American logo or other propeitary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission. 

Your Membership Account

If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your account. If you are under 18, you may use our website only with involvement of a parent or guardian. Not Your Average American reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders.

Reviews, comments, emails, and other content

Visitors may post reviews, comments, and other content as well as submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam.”

You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a card or other content.

Not Your Average American reserves the right to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content. If using our website to review guides or businesses or to advertise your own guiding service or business, you grant Not Your Average American and its associates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display such content, or portion of the content, throughout the world in any media. Any other material shared on our website can be done so without concern of our sharing without first obtaining your approval via electronic communications.

You grant Not Your Average American the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own 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 this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity: and that you will hold harmless Not Your Average American or its associates for all claims resulting from content you supply. 

Not Your Average American has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Not Your Average American takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

If at any time you have questions about this policy, please contact me.