Privacy Policy / Terms of Service

American Adventurist Terms of Service

American Adventurist was founded as a place to discuss all things outdoor and off road related. Participation here demands an understanding of concepts like respect for others, and common courtesy. Therefore, we have laid out the following membership requirements:

Forum Rules

  1. American Adventurist is apolitical! No politics or religion will be discussed here. Period.
  2. We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding racism, sexual harassment, harassment based on gender or sexual preference, any form of discrimination, or any behavior deemed to be intentionally abusive or inappropriate. These type of comments will be deleted on sight and the offender will be permanently banned.
  3. We have a zero tolerance policy for inappropriate, sexually explicit material or offensive remarks.
  4. We have a zero tolerance policy for drama. If you disagree with someone, if someone is wrong on the internet and you simply must intervene, take it to PM rather than creating public drama.
  5. We have a zero tolerance policy for trolls. If you post just to get people riled up, that’s a troll. Don’t be a Troll.
  6. Cite your references, use real data, and give credit to authors and photographers whenever possible.
  7. Privacy is important. We will not release any member information unless under court order to do so. Do not post other’s personal information online, this includes PM’s. We do not monitor private messages, but we will investigate all allegations of PM abuse.
  8. All Member complaints need to be communicated privately using either PM or the “Report this Post” feature in XenForo. Members shall receive no more than two warnings (strikes) via PM, or publicly, from a Moderator for violating Terms of Service. Three strikes will result in a permanent ban.

If there are any rules or policies you do not understand, please contact a Moderator.

Forum Etiquette

  1. Use descriptive subject lines and research your post. This reduces the chances of double-posting, and it also makes it easier for people to see what they do/don’t want to read. Also, consider which specific forum your topic should be posted in.
  2. Bloggers and Outdoor Industry Insiders: We ask that you give us a solid “intro” to your article/blog post etc that includes 2-3 quality photos to illustrate the best of your experience/product and a brief executive summary or synopsis of the subject with your link. This will more than likely encourage our readers to learn more and tells readers you’re enthusiastic about ________ and that they should enjoy the subject too.

The Staff

  1. Moderators are people just like you. Please treat them with respect.
  2. We reserve the right to modify and amend these terms at any time without notice. It is your responsibility to remain informed of current American Adventurist policies, and it is our responsibility to keep this site safe and fun to use.
The Fine Print:
Per the Terms of Service for this site, any content uploaded or posted to American Adventurist LLC may be displayed on this forum by American Adventurist LLC. Once posted, you grant American Adventurist LLC the right to display and store the Content you provide. American Adventurist LLC reserves the rights to all user generated content shared on this site.
User grants to American Adventurist LLC, and its partners and affiliates, a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license:
  1. To copy, reproduce, display, transmit, perform, or otherwise use any content or material submitted or posted on American Adventurist’s Site and/or Adventurist Life Magazine, for promotional uses, or for other uses furthering American Adventurist LLC’s community goals;
  2. To create derivative works, such as compilations, collections, or translations, based upon the underlying content or material from user, which American Adventurist LLC shall also be permitted to copyright and use as granted under 17 U.S.C. §§101, et seq., and
  3. The authority to take legal action on behalf of the user regarding the content or material as related to copyright violation. This could include, but is not limited to, sending cease and desist letters to third parties for porting part or all of American Adventurist’s Forums to another site or filing a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice. American Adventurist LLC or it’s attorneys may contact you before taking such actions.

Last updated on August 18th, 2021.

American Adventurist Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information does American Adventurist collect from the people that visit the website or use the app?

When registering, subscribing, or ordering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.

When does American Adventurist collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, or enter information on our site.

How does American Adventurist use your information?

  • We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

How does American Adventurist protect visitor information?

  • Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
  • We use regular Malware Scanning.
  • Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
  • We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
  • All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Does American Adventurist use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
  • Understand and save your preferences for future visits.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

How does American Adventurist handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or gather advertising data when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does American Adventurist allow third-party behavioral tracking?

We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.

Third-Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. See more at:

In compliance with CalOPPA we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
  • Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy page.
  • Users are able to change their personal information by logging in to their account.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In compliance with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive actions, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify the users via email within two business days.
  • We will notify the users via in-site notification within two business days.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
  • We may also send you additional information related to your product and/or service.

In compliance with CAN-SPAM we agree to:

  • NOT use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way, when applicable.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, simply follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence.

Contacting American Adventurist

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy contact us.

Last updated on August 18th, 2021.