Terms and Conditions

These terms govern your use of the sites (as defined below) including your participation in our online community (whether you’re registered, contributing content or just browsing). Please read and check these terms regularly as they may change from time to time.

Using our sites:

By using any website owned and operated by Lonely Planet, such as Lonelyplanet.com or Budgettravel.com (‘the site/s’) you agree to be bound by these terms.

No commercial use of sites is permitted. You may use the sites for personal, non-commercial purposes only.

If you are under the age of 18 you need your parents’ permission before using the sites or registering.

Contributing to the sites

If you engage with someone else’s application on a site (e.g. using or posting content on the application), an independent legal relationship is formed between you and the application provider. An application provider may impose terms on your use of their application.

You agree that all of your contribution to the site is your own work. You license us the non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide rights to reproduce, communicate, edit, store, adapt or otherwise use any content you upload to the site, including any feedback that you submit through the site, via third party applications available through the site, on the site and in our other products (your content). This includes the right to sublicense to others at our discretion.

You also consent to your content being altered, edited or adapted for such uses, or to ensure your content does not infringe these terms or breach the law, as we see fit. Although we generally attribute you as the author, it’s not always possible. So you consent to us not attributing authorship to you, or only attributing your registered ‘handle’. We will ask you before publishing your real name.

Reporting copyright infringements

If you believe that any content on our sites infringes your copyright, please notify us by providing a DMCA notice to our designated copyright agent at dmca@lonelyplanet.com.

Your notification must include the following:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work or works you believe have been infringed and the holder of the copyright if you are acting on their behalf;
  2. Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing including its location on the site;
  3. Your contact information including name and address, e-mail and telephone number;
  4. A statement that:
    1. you believe in good faith that the use of the material was not authorised by the owner of the work, its agent, or the law;
    2. the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are, or are authorised to act on behalf of, the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
    3. you acknowledge that the notice will be sent to the user who uploaded the material at issue.
  5. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorised to act on their behalf.

Upon receipt of a valid DMCA notice, Lonely Planet will as soon as possible remove the infringing material and provide a copy of the notice to the user who uploaded the material.

Liability and Disclaimer

You must:

  1. own all of the work you upload to the sites or have the permission from the owner of the content to upload it;
  2. be able to grant Lonely Planet the rights under these Terms and Conditions (so, for example, you cannot grant us exclusive rights if you have already granted someone else exclusive rights); and
  3. obtain the consent of the owner of any work incorporated into the content you upload on the sites;

because serious legal consequences can happen to you, Lonely Planet, and other parties if you do not (like legal action for infringement).