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The service TWYA provides to you is subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated without notice at any time. By using the TWYA website ("Website") and the TWYA service ("Service"), you agree to and abide by all terms and conditions herein. You also acknowledge that you have read and reviewed the safety guidelines.

Member Manners & Conduct
  • You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your username.
  • You are responsible for the confidentiality of your password.
  • You may not download any photographs from the TWYA website.
  • You may not harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other TWYA blog users.
  • You may not upload, post, email, or transmit any content that you do not have the right or permission to do so.
  • You are solely responsible for the content, and information that you transmit on TWYA.
  • You are not allowed to collect or store personal information about other users.
  • You are not allowed to hack into the TWYA website under any conditions.
  • You are not allowed to transmit any worms, trojans, or viruses.
  • You are not allowed to transmit any unwanted messages to any TWYA members.
  • You are not allowed to post or transmit any content that is obscene, vulgar, pornographic, libelous, harmful, or hateful.
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  • You are not allowed to use the Service or Website for any illegal or unauthorized purposes.
  • International users agree to comply with these rules and their respective local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
  • TWYA is a family friendly site and any adult "Content" will be removed.
  • TWYA expects all users to use online etiquette.

Violation of any of these terms may result in the termination of your account.

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  • We reserve the right to terminate your Service without notice at any time for any reason.
  • You must be eighteen (18) years or older to register as a member of TWYA or use the TWYA web site.
  • Our Service is for informational purposes and guide services only. Our Service does not include the introduction of users/travelers to one another. Our TWYA blog or related single travel site Service is merely a venue for users to learn about one another. We are not involved in the actual contact between users. As a result, we have no control over the conduct of our users or the truth or accuracy of the information that users post on the Website.
  • Because we do not control interactions among between members and other persons or companies, and because we cannot guarantee the true identity, age, nationality of Service users, and because we virtually no control over the quality, safety, morality, legality, truthfulness or accuracy of various aspects of the Service. You agree that you bear all risk and you agree to release us (and our managers, guides, service providers, website designers, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, and third party partners) from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, now and in the future, arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the TWYA Service or website use, your Third Party Transactions, and/or our resolution of any disputes among users. You further waive any and all rights and benefits otherwise conferred by any statutory or non-statutory law of any jurisdiction that would purport to limit the scope of a release or waiver. You waive and relinquish all rights and benefits which you have or may have under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California or any similar provision of the statutory or non-statutory law of any other state jurisdiction (including without limitation the states of Missouri, Delaware, Nevada and Pennsylvania) to the full extent that you may lawfully waive all such rights and benefits.
  • TWYA reserves the right to modify or terminate the Service at any time for any reason without notice.
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  • TWYA reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time.
  • You agree that TWYA has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or storage loss of photos, journal entries, reviews, messages, or comments ("Content").
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You agree to indemnify and hold TWYA, its subsidiaries, guides, managers, affiliates, officers, agents, partners, and its employees harmless from any claim, loss, liability, or demand, including any reasonable attorney's fees made by any third party due to or arising out of your Content that you have transmitted or uploaded to TWYA, or through use of the Service, your violation of the Terms of Service, or your violation of any rights of another user.


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The only information that TWYA obtains is your email address during registration. TWYA will send notifications and TWYA news to the email address you provide. Your email address is not sold or used by any third parties.

If the ownership of all or substantially all of TWYA were to change, your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service could continue operations.

TWYA Security

TWYA makes every effort to maintain the security of your account information. However, information transmitted over the internet is never 100% secure. Do not give out your password to anyone impersonating as a TWYA employee, we will never ask for your password.


TWYA Cancellation Policy
To cancel your membership, please send us an email with your username and password and the date to cancel. To cancel a reservation with a travel guide you must contact the guide directly. This site provides contact information for individual guides in Tibetan areas of China without cost to either party. We do not follow your private arrangements with guides, nor do we do any booking for any other agency. This is a free service. Should you need to cancel your travel plans with a guide or service agency found through this site you will need to do so directly with that guide or agency. Each guide or agency has their own cancellation policies. Since we do not collect any fees from either the guide or the traveler, we are not involved in the cancellation of any booking, nor are we involved in the collection or refund for any bookings. 



























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