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I reserve the right to change any of these Terms and Conditions at any given time on this website. As I am quite unpredictable and a restless person, please check back here often.
Even though I work very hard to provide you with up-to-date information (through thorough research and eating lots of cookies while re-writing already published articles), I make no representations or warranties of any kind (expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any information, products, services or related graphics contained on The Travel Tester for any purpose.
Especially when it comes to current prices, addresses, opening hours, phone numbers, travel information and website addresses, I advice you to double check. You don’t want to drive for over 2 hours with screaming kids in the back of the car to an amusement park that has been turned into a scrap yard only three days ago, or do you?
I aim to provide you with accurate information at the time of publishing, but some information will understandably be less accurate as time passes. Should you find any inaccurate information, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will drop everything, get behind my laptop and correct this world shocking mistake right away… or as soon as I finished my cup of tea. I do have my priorities you see.
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Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. Just because I like the colour red (usually with white polka dots), doesn’t have to mean you will like it too!
To help the website expand, to cover costs of running the site and for me to be able to fly to Fiji three times a year (YEAH I WISH!), some advertising and affiliate links are run on my website. Affiliate links earn me a (mind you – very) small commission on any purchases made when visiting Amazon after clicking on one of these links. I will do my absolute best to only provide you with information about (travel) products that I truly believe in. I will never take your trust for granted. All reviews on my website will be presented honestly and I will disclose whether I will be receiving any commissions or products for free.
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