Terms and Conditions

Information posted on this website supports members of the public who enjoy hiking in the South District of Shenandoah National Park and those members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) who maintain sections of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in that district.

Who We Are

SouthShenandoah.net is a privately owned and managed website committed to supporting members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) who voluntarily accept assignment to and maintenance responsibilities for sections of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.) in the South District of Shenandoah National Park (SNP).

No Use of Our Site by Persons Under 13

No person under 13 should disclose personally-identifying information on this site. SouthShenandoah.net will not knowingly permit children 13 and under to establish website subscriber accounts.

 You may learn more about protecting children’s privacy online by visiting The Children’s Online Privacy Act.

Confidential & Proprietary Information

SouthShenandoah.net does not wish to receive private, confidential, or proprietary information from you through this website. Any information or material sent electronically to SouthShenandoah.net through this website will be treated as public information.

If you send us any information or material through this website other than personally identifiable information, you grant SouthShenandoah.net unrestricted license to use, reproduce, display, modify, transmit and distribute those materials and information. Further, you agree that SouthShenandoah.net is free to use ideas and concepts that you send us for any purpose.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Personally Identifiable Information is any data that could potentially identify you or can be used to distinguish you from another person. The only PII data that can be collected on SouthShenandoah.net website is the personal information you submit when you signup for a website subscriber account.

These data are not Confidential & Proprietary Information to SouthShenandoah.net. A website subscriber owns her or his personal data and can add, modify, or remove such information at any time by logging into his or her subscriber account and editing her or his Profile

Website Subscriber Accounts

SouthShenandoah.net welcomes and encourages members of the PATC who maintain sections of the A.T. in the SNP South District and members of the public who are interested in this SNP district to signup for website member accounts.

Content Use

You may view and print documents and other content on this site for your personal use only. You may not modify these documents or change them in any way. You may not use any content offered on this Website for any commercial purposes without express written consent from SouthShenandoah.net.

Third-Party Websites

Hyperlinks or pointers to third-party websites and references to products and services offered by third parties are provided for your convenience only. SouthShenandoah.net neither endorses nor approves entities that operate those websites. This includes:

  • Content
  • Privacy policies
  • Terms of use
  • Third-party products and services

SouthShenandoah.net has no control or responsibility over third-party websites, content maintained by other organizations, or products and services offered by third parties. SouthShenandoah.net does not assume any liability for your use of any of the foregoing or your reliance on the information provided there. Your use of our website acknowledges your agreement that such use shall be at your own risk.


SouthShenandoah.net website uses automatically collected information and other information collected on the website through cookies and similar technologies to:

  • Improve content and information display.
  • Monitor and analyze the effectiveness of the website.
  • Monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.

NOTE: This website does not use tracking cookies.

Can You Control Cookies?

You have the right to decide whether or how to control software cookies, depending upon the web browser you use:

Browser Controls You can set your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. See also: How to delete cookies from your PC.
Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising SouthShenandoah.net website does not use Interest Based Advertising.
Mobile Advertising SouthShenandoah.net website does not engage in Mobile Advertising.
Do Not Track Some Internet browsers offer the ability to invoke Do Not Track (DNT). This works with many websites—including our website—but others do not currently process DNT requests. See also: All About Do Not Track.


SouthShenandoah.net does not:

  1. Warrant the accuracy of the information posted on this website.
  2. Guarantee or warrant the performance of this website.

All content contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website, is provided to you on an “as is” basis, without warranties of any kind whatsoever. This includes any implied warranties or warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of the rights of third parties.

How Often Will We Update this Policy?

We will update these Terms & Conditions when needed due to, for example, advanced technologies, legal requirements, and changing Association business standards. You should check this article routinely.