Terms and conditions

Listings and general information

All listing information provided by our Admin profile is crawled data, and do not represent the listings' (e.i. retreat centers, shamans, facilitators and events) own input until claimed by the rightful owner. Once a listing is claimed by the owner/associate, and the claim is accepted, the owner has the right to change all the information and images on their profile and listing.

This site is about creating transparency. Each review made will therefore not be deleted at any time. Instead, the listing owners and other people have a change to reply to each review.

Because we wish to create transparency, we only allow one listing per center, shaman, facilitator, event etc., to minimize the confusion for our users and optimize the transparency.

Any user can add and/or review a listing. Listings are provided to give users a clear and transparent overview of the offers and facilities of the listings, as well as to offer users the change to read/write reviews of retreat centers, shamans, facilitators and events. The site furthermore offers users a way of interacting with each other through comments and the forum.

If any listing owner wishes to have their listing details removed from openmindtrips.com, please contact us.

User Agreement

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. 

  1. Your openmindtrips.com Account and Site. By creating an account/profile at openmindtrips.com, you hereby certify that all your reviews are based on your own experience and represent your genuine opinion of the reviewed event, shaman, facilitator or retreat center. You certify that you have no personal or business relationship with the reviewed establishment, which could influence your reviews, and that you have not been offered any incentive or payment originating from the reviewed retreat center, shaman, facilitator or event organizer to write reviews. You also certify that you understand that Open Mind Trips has a zero-tolerance policy on fake reviews.
    Furthermore,You must not describe or assign keywords to your profile and listings in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and the admin may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause a liability. You must immediately notify Open Mind Trips of any unauthorized uses of your profile, your account or any other breaches of security. Open Mind Trips will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
  2. Responsibility of Contributors. If you comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content.Open Mind Trips do not control or monitor what third parties post, and readers may occasionally find comments on the site to be offensive or possibly inaccurate. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Open Mind Trips has the right (though not the obligation) to (i) refuse or remove any content that, in our reasonable opinion, violates any policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason. Open Mind trips will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

3. Limitation of Liability. In no event will Open Mind Trips, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data. Open Mind Trips shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

What is considered fraud?

Open Mind Trips is committed to ensuring the integrity of the content of the site which is provided by its users. Any attempts to mislead, influence or impersonate someone else is considered fraudulent, and any content contributed in this way will be removed. This may include but is not limited to:

Attempts by an owner or an associate of a listing to boost the reputation of it by:

  • Writing a review for their own listing, or for any property the reviewing party owns, manages, or has a financial interest in.
  • Utilizing any marketing organization, optimization company or third party to submit reviews for their listing.
  • Impersonating a competitor or a guest.
  • Asking friends or relatives to write positive reviews.
  • Submitting reviews on behalf of guests or other people.
  • Selectively soliciting ratings and reviews (by email, surveys or any other means) only from guests who have had a positive experience with their listing.
  • Pressuring users of the site to remove a negative review of their listing.
  • Asking users of the site to remove their reviews in return for a discount or incentive.
  • Prohibiting or discouraging people from posting negative or critical reviews of their experience.

Attempts to damage competitors by submitting a negative review:

  • Owners and associates of listings should not write reviews of direct competitors, even if they are relaying a genuine experience.