Conditions of Use
    
Safety.

Users of the website must acknowledge hillwalking is a sport with a risk of personal injury and accept the points made here. MountainViews believes that all visitors to the hills in Ireland or other places featured in MountainViews.ie learn how to look after themselves and take responsibility for their personal safety and the safety of people they are walking with. Safety instructions and information about courses are available from the Mountaineering Ireland website or equivalent organisations in other countries or through reputable training bodies. MountainViews is not intended to have comprehensive navigational information. Visitors to mountains should equip themselves with maps, compasses, optionally GPS, and navigational skill. While we do share user comments and GPS information as a service, we believe that use of such information for navigation and safe walking is always secondary to the users choice and responsibility for navigation and safety. Such information as we have is presented in the hope that such information is of use but without any guarantee that it is correct.
MountainViews presents GPS tracks and routes generated by other users. Such tracks are a record of where another member went, not necessarily an appropriate route for you and your party for reasons such as route difficulty, weather conditions or access permission from landowners. It is the user's responsibility to ascertain that a route is safe and allowed for their party. Statistics presented such as amount of ascent based on the tracks are a guideline at best and are sometimes badly wrong. Times given are generally those of the original creator who may be much faster than you or the slowest member of your party.

Contributions to MountainViews.

Opinions expressed in contributions are those of the contributor. A condition of contributing to this site is that contributors must accept responsibility for their walk guides, comments, track information or other contributions. Notwithstanding this, contributions are moderated on an occasional basis. Contributions that are abusive, trivial, encourage unreasonable access, are detrimental to the service or factually incorrect where this could affect safety may be changed or removed. By uploading or sending a contribution of any sort to MountainViews, you warrant that copyright in the contribution is yours or that you have obtained permission to upload it.

By uploading or sending a contribution to MountainViews, you grant MountainViews the right to display the contribution, picture(s) and GPS tracks, within MountainViews at no cost to MountainViews whether or not you subsequently change or delete the contribution. You grant MountainViews the right, in its discretion, to change the contribution for the purposes of improving its correctness, quality or fitness to be displayed or used for any other purpose.  MountainViews may decide to let others edit a particular contribution if necessary. You also grant MountainViews the right to use the contribution for other purposes that MountainViews may deem appropriate such as use in newsletters, magazines, books or other websites. 


Use of MountainViews material

All material on the MountainViews site is copyright. You may use the information including RSS feeds or GPS track data on MountainViews for your own personal or hillwalking club use, provided no charge is made for or in association with this use. You may not use the data to build another website or any other form of derivative work without written permission. No commercial use is permitted of the website including RSS feeds without written permission. Commercial or not-for-profit websites may display links to MountainViews provided they link to the whole site and acknowledge MountainViews as the source. The site must be displayed in its own window, that is not within a frame or any form of surround.


Complaints about contributions.

Should you believe that a contribution to MountainViews be incorrect or causes some harm, you are free to post your own correcting comment, within the rules of MountainViews.  MountainViews will pass on any complaint about a contribution to the original contributor where possible, with a view to having the contribution amended or deleted by the original contributor by agreement. You are also free to use the messaging service to contact the contributor within the rules of that service. MountainViews may at its discretion take other action regarding the contribution complained of. MountainViews undertakes to take this action within one month of the complaint. The email address for complaints is group@mountainviews.ie


MountainViews Availability.

Other websites are welcome to feature the service, following agreement. Reasonable and appropriate care will be taken with the data held by the MountainViews service, however the owners of the system or the hosting service that they employ cannot be held responsible for failure or corruption or illegal access/hacking of the data however this is caused.


Privacy

MountainViews will not pass on any user personal details such as email address to other parties short of legal compulsion to do so.  MountainViews may show statistics per user about comments, photos or GPS information where these are publicly lodged and available on the site.  MountainViews may show information about mountains climbed per person.  Where any of the foregoing statistics are listed by name, they will be listed under the user's nickname, unless the user has entered and authorised the use of their full name.  


MountainViews Message Service

The members message service is described in the section on Guidelines. Do not send abusive or likely to be unwanted messages to other members. MountainViews will not pass on the email addresses or content of messages to third parties, short of legal compulsion to do so. MountainViews has the capability to review messages if abuse is reported. MountainViews can and will cut off participants to the message system without discussion in the event of any complaint or for any reason.


Comments on service.

Comments or error reports about MountainViews are welcome.  If you have suggestions about any aspect of MountainViews mail them. (The email address for MountainViews is group@mountainviews.ie