Terms of Use

This Agreement was last revised on August 1, 2014.

Welcome to sboutdoors.com, the website and online service of Santa Barbara Outdoors (SBO). This page explains the terms by which you may use our service. By accessing or using the SBO website you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement, whether or not you are a registered user of our website. 

We reserve the right to amend this Agreement at any time and without notice. If we do this, we will post the amended Agreement on this page and indicate at the top of the page the date the Agreement was last revised. Your continued use of the Service after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future Terms of Use, do not use or continue to access the site. This Agreement applies to all visitors, users, and others who access sboutdoors.com.

Use of the Website

Santa Barbara Outdoors provides a place for you to learn about, enjoy and share a variety of places in Santa Barbara County that offer opportunities for recreation, including hiking, biking, trail running, walking and photography, among others.

You do not have to register in order to use sboutdoors.com, but to access certain features of the site you may be required to become a member. This includes the ability to review various trails, post comments and share other information as a part of supporting a healthy and vibrant user community. 

  1. You may never use another Member’s account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information.

  2. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify SBO immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. 

  3. You may change the settings on your My Account page to control your Member Profile and how other members communicate with you.

Santa Barbara Outdoors grants you permission to use the SBO website for your personal, non-commercial purposes only. You agree not to engage in any of the following prohibited activities:

  1. Copying, distributing, or sharing anything that is the proprietary to SBO, including images, trail descriptions and other material on the site without the express written permission of Santa Barbara Outdoors.

  2. Collecting or sharing any personally identifiable information, including account names and email addresses, from any services offered by Santa Barbara Outdoors.

  3. Using any information obtained from SBO in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person.

  4. Interfering with the proper working of sboutdoors.com or bypassing the measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the website.

Santa Barbara Outdoors may temporarily or permanently or terminate, suspend, or otherwise refuse to permit your access to the Service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in SBO's sole determination you violate any provision of this Agreement.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other SBO Users. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users. SBO shall have no liability for your interactions with other users, or for any user’s action or inaction.

User Content

Some areas of the SBO website may allow users to post reviews, comments, questions, and other information. You are solely responsible for the user content that you upload, publish, display, link to or otherwise make available on sboutdoors.com and you agree that we are only acting as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of your content.

You agree not to post user content that:

  1. Contains any information or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships

  2. Contains any information or content that you know is not correct and current.

You agree that any User Content that you post does not and will not violate third-party rights of any kind, including without limitation any intellectual property rights, rights of publicity and privacy.

License Grant

By posting any user content on the SBO website, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have a right to grant, to Santa Barbara Outdoors a royalty-free, license to use, reproduce, modify or publish your user content in whole or in part.

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you are hereby granted a non-exclusive, limited, personal license to use the Santa Barbara Outdoors website. Santa Barbara Outdoors may terminate this license at any time for any reason or no reason. 

Our Proprietary Rights

Except for your user content, all materials contained within the SBO website including images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, copyrights, photographs and videos and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of Santa Barbara Outdoors and its licensors. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, , publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from any materials or content accessible on the Santa Barbara Outdoors website. Use of the content or materials on the Santa Barbara Outdoors website for any purpose not expressly permitted by this agreement is strictly prohibited. 

11. Third-Party Websites, Advertisers or Services

The Santa Barbara Outdoors website may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, or services that are not owned or controlled by SBO. SBO has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites or services. If you access a third party website from SBO, you do so at your own risk, and you understand that this Agreement and SBO’s Privacy Policy do not apply to your use of such sites. You expressly relieve SBO from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website or services or third party owned content.

Additionally, your dealings with or participation in promotions of advertisers found on SBO, including payment and delivery of goods, and any other terms (such as warranties) are solely between you and such advertisers. You agree that SBO shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort relating to your dealings with such advertisers.

Saturday, August 30, 2014