UPDATED 15 APRIL 2020
Important FTC disclosure: You should assume that every single link on my site is an affiliate link, and that if you click on it and buy something, I may make a small commission but, don’t worry, you won’t be charged extra for it.
The reading of all information on the “More Dirt Less Bitumen” travel website and its social media platforms is done of your own free will. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you should cease use of this website immediately.
“More Dirt Less Bitumen” is a travel website for the provision of reviews, tips, advice and other articles relating to personal travel experiences. As such, all views and/or opinions expressed on “More Dirt Less Bitumen” website and its associated social media platforms, including, but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest Flipboard and Tumblr, represent the personal thoughts of individuals and online communities only.
“More Dirt Less Bitumen” will not be held liable for these thoughts and opinions of others and at no point do they reflect the views and/or opinions of the owners, writers, editors, or any other corporate partners of “More Dirt Less Bitumen”. In addition, the presence of “More Dirt Less Bitumen” content on other websites or social media platforms do not in any way represent or reflect the views and/or opinions of the specific site they are posted on, the corporate culture of the corporations that may own the sites they are posted on, other sites affiliated with these websites, or any personnel involved with creating content or administering the site.
“More Dirt Less Bitumen” retains sole discretionary rights relating to the content posted on all of its social media platforms and reserves the sole right to review, edit and/or delete comments including, but not limited to those that are otherwise deemed inappropriate. Abusive comments and language, bullying, personal attacks, threats, defamatory and derogatory language against any member of “More Dirt Less Bitumen”, its online community, corporate partners, and other interactors will not be tolerated. “More Dirt Less Bitumen” also retains the right to remove email addresses or URLs from any comments left.
“More Dirt Less Bitumen” makes reasonable efforts to monitor and/or moderate content posted on its social media platforms, but cannot and will not be responsible for any inappropriate comments made.
Information and content submitted on the “More Dirt Less Bitumen” website and its social media platforms is not classified as professional advice and should not be considered to be so. The content of “More Dirt Less Bitumen” is provided for enjoyment, inspiration and an environment for sharing ideas to assist travellers with their own travel plans. All content is the opinion of “More Dirt Less Bitumen” only. For professional advice, the relevant providers or manufacturer should be considered.
We do not possess travel industry qualifications. We have travelled extensively over the last 15 years and write about and share these experiences.
Information changes rapidly. All information on the “More Dirt Less Bitumen” website may also change. Information including, but not limited to, pricing, stock availability through affiliate providers, tickets, providers, website addresses, addresses and locations should be referenced and checked by the actual provider. “More Dirt Less Bitumen” also reserves the right to change, alter or modify any or all of these terms and conditions at any time. To ensure currency, please regularly review this disclosure page.
Website links from “More Dirt Less Bitumen” website and its social media platforms are intended as a service and information only. They are in no way to be considered an endorsement of those sites by “More Dirt Less Bitumen”, and “More Dirt Less Bitumen” are not responsible for the content of external websites.
“More Dirt Less Bitumen” is not responsible for the actions of any associated advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based on a link from the “More Dirt Less Bitumen” website or social media platform, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues.
Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
Disclosure of affiliates
The “More Dirt Less Bitumen” website and business participates in and accepts a variety of advertising, including but not limited to, sponsorship, online advertising, referral advertising and affiliate advertising.
Affiliate links are used throughout the “More Dirt Less Bitumen” website which generate a small commission. This does not add cost to the end user.
Products, services, tours and other related travel items that are reviewed or recommended by us are because we believe in them. We will never recommend a product that we did not find useful or appropriate for our audience.
The “More Dirt Less Bitumen” website abides by all advertising and disclosure standards as is relevant to the Australian market and the global online market. “More Dirt Less Bitumen” is a professional website, with a strong belief in building professional and personal relationships based on transparency, integrity and honesty. In accepting work from brands, corporates and other affiliates, content may be posted on the website that supports these brands.
Irrespective of payment or otherwise, all reviews, content and discussion will be done so with complete transparency. If compensation has been made to “More Dirt Less Bitumen” in return for publicity through reviews, social media promotion or attendance at events, it will be clearly identified as being a sponsored post.
At all times, all opinions are those of “More Dirt Less Bitumen” and payment or otherwise for content will not influence this in any way. The checking of actual fact or further information should be at the reader’s discretion and done directly with the relevant provider.
“More Dirt Less Bitumen” makes no representations or provides 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 “More Dirt Less Bitumen” website or its associated social media platforms.
Everything on this site is our property unless it has been provided by a contributor. When this occurs, full credit will be given to the author of the content or the imagery. This content is protected by Australian and international copyright laws.
Matt Williams and Marianne Taylor are the legal copyright holders of all (written, multimedia and graphics) material on the “More Dirt Less Bitumen” website and its associated social media platforms (noted above). It may not be used, reprinted, (partially) modified or published without our express and written consent. A link to “More Dirt Less Bitumen” must appear in all copies of any artwork or content, including articles and press releases.
Contributors to “More Dirt Less Bitumen” are responsible for their own submitted material on “More Dirt Less Bitumen” website and must ensure that their work complies with national and relevant local, international and online laws. The opinions expressed by any third parties are their own and do not represent the thoughts, opinions or views of “More Dirt Less Bitumen”
Links to third-party websites
As part of our articles, we will link to relevant websites to provide our readers with additional information. “More Dirt Less Bitumen” has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of these third-party websites. You acknowledge and agree that “More Dirt Less Bitumen” shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites.
Sometimes “More Dirt Less Bitumen” accepts contributions of content from others. When you submit content to us you are guaranteeing that you are the sole owner and author of the content including all images and videos, as well as the editorial. You must ensure that the article provided is unique and has not been published elsewhere online. We reserve the right to edit any contribution submitted to ensure that the published content is in alignment with the already published content on this Website, that it adhere to the high standards for grammar and spelling, is accurate and free of errors. It should also suit the overall tone and philosophy of the Website and our readership.
We will not significantly change the content. If we feel we need to, we shall communicate with the relevant writer. Submitting content does not guarantee that it will be published on this Website as this is solely at our discretion. If you plagiarise or cheat in any way, your content will not be published.
Once your content is published on our Website, it may not be published elsewhere. Content, images and videos provided by a contributor may be used on this Website’s social media platforms also.
Through the website and its social media platforms, “More Dirt Less Bitumen” has access to certain pieces of information relating to a person’s identity. Any personal and/or contact information provided to “More Dirt Less Bitumen” will be kept secure and private. Those members providing email addresses to “More Dirt Less Bitumen” for purposes of subscriptions or commenting will not be used for spamming purposes. “More Dirt Less Bitumen” will never disclose your information to any other person or company and it will most certainly never be sold.
“More Dirt Less Bitumen” is not responsible for the privacy practices of those members of the online communities in which it interacts, corporate suppliers or any other third party.
Changes to conditions
We reserve the right to change these terms at any time.
If you have any questions regarding this policy or your dealings with our website, please contact us