Terms of Service

Welcome to Hawaii.com!

Hawaii.com (the “Service”) is owned and operated by HawaiiTourism, LLC d.b.a. Hawaii.com, and contains material which is derived in whole or in part from The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and other sources.

By using our Service, you are agreeing to these terms. You are also agreeing to our Privacy Policy and that Hawaii.com can use your information in accordance with our privacy policies. Please read them carefully.

Our Service offers contests and the like, so sometimes additional terms or product requirements (including age requirements) may apply. Additional terms will be available, and those additional terms become part of your agreement with us if you use those contests within the Service.

Because the Web is an evolving medium, we may need to change these Terms of Service from time to time, in which case we will inform you about the revised Terms of Service on the site or through email. By continuing to use Hawaii.com after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Service, as modified.

Using Our Service

The Service and its contents are protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from the Service, including code, software and images.

As part of our Service, Hawaii.com agrees to provide you with information and other computer services subject to these Terms of Service. You agree to use our Service in accordance with these Terms.

You may establish a hypertext link to this Service so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by Hawaii.com unless with our consent. However, you may not, without the prior written permission of Hawaii.com, frame any of the content of the Service, or incorporate into another website or other service any intellectual property of Hawaii.com, its parent or affiliate companies or its licensors.

The Service contains material that is protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Unless otherwise specified, the Service is intended for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material, including code and software, from the Service. You may download material from the Service and may use the Service for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

License to Hawaii.com

When you post a message, upload a file, or otherwise provide us with material for display on the Web site, you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the express consent of the owner of the material. In addition, when you post a message, upload a file, or otherwise provide us with material for display on the Web site, you are granting Hawaii.com a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to:

  • Use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, publicly perform or display any such communication.
  • Sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted with respect to the communication.

The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.

Your Hawaii.com Account

Effective February 1, 2021 the Hawaii.com Account and rewards program is put on hold. The vendor we were using for this service has shut down operations. We have saved your points totals and are currently working on alternative solutions. Click here for more information.

You may need to have a Hawaii.com Account in order to use some features of the Service. To sign up for a Hawaii.com account, you need to be 13 years old or older. Parental consent is needed if you are between ages 13 and 17. When you create your account, do not impersonate anyone else or choose names that are offensive or that violate anyone’s rights. If you don’t follow these rules, we may cancel your account. You’re responsible for all the activity on your account, and for keeping your password confidential.

The points on Hawaii.com is non-transferable, not monetized and not redeemable for goods or services.


Please read our Privacy Policy that explains the types of personal information we collect, how we use it, with whom we share it, and how we keep it safe.


This Service includes links and pointers to Internet sites, content and services provided by third parties. Hawaii.com’s linking to such third party sites does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites, or the information, products or services offered on or through the sites. In addition, neither Hawaii.com, its parent or subsidiary companies nor their affiliates operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through Hawaii.com or on Web sites linked to by Hawaii.com. For instance, the information, products and services offered on or through the Service and any third-party sites are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Hawaii.com disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Hawaii.com does not warrant that this Web site or any of its functions will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, including bulletin boards, or the servers that make it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Hawaii.com does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site or in third-party sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. You (and not Hawaii.com) assume the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair or correction.

The Service is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading or investing purposes, or for commercial use. The Service should not be used in any high-risk activities where damage or injury to persons, property, environment, finances or business may result if an error occurs. You expressly assume all risk for such use.

Purchases on or through Hawaii.com

Hawaii.com may allow you to purchase many different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties. Hawaii.com is not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. If you make a purchase from a merchant on the Hawaii.com site or a site linked to by Hawaii.com, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant’s online store or site and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your credit card number and contact information, is collected by the merchant and not by Hawaii.com. That said, the merchant may share the information it collects, other than your credit card information, with Hawaii.com for use in accordance with this privacy policy. A merchant may have separate privacy and data collection practices. Hawaii.com has no responsibility or liability for any of its merchants’ independent policies. For more information regarding a particular merchant, its online store, and its privacy policies, return to that merchant’s home page and click on its information links or contact the merchant Web site directly. You release Hawaii.com and its affiliates from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them, arising from your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through Hawaii.com.

When you purchase products or services on or through Hawaii.com, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions that specifically apply to your purchase or use of such products or services. If you have any questions about these additional terms and conditions, you should contact the merchant of such products or services directly.

You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Service. You agree to use the Service and to purchase services or products through the Service for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You also agree not to make any purchases for speculative, false, or fraudulent purposes or for the purpose of anticipating demand for a particular product or service. You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase for a third party that requires you to submit the third party’s personal information to Hawaii.com or a merchant, you represent that you have obtained the express consent of such third party to provide such third party’s personal information.

Use of Company Directories

The information contained in the company directories is provided for business look-up purposes and is not to be used for marketing or telemarketing applications. This information may not be copied or redistributed and is provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind. In no event will Hawaii.com or its suppliers be liable in any way with regard to such information.

Interactive Features

The Service may include a variety of features, such as bulletin boards, chat rooms, and e-mail services which allow feedback to Hawaii.com and real-time interaction between users. Responsibility for what is posted on bulletin boards, chat rooms and other public posting areas on the Service lies with each user — you alone are responsible for the material you post. Hawaii.com does not control the messages, information or files delivered to bulletin boards. It is a condition of your use of the Service that you do not:

  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Service.
  • Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law.
  • Post or transmit any information, software or other material which violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right holder.
  • Post or transmit any information, software or other material which contains a virus or other harmful component.
  • Post, transmit or in any way exploit any information, software or other material for commercial purposes, or which contains advertising.
  • Use the Service to advertise or solicit to anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without the express written approval of Hawaii.com.
  • Gather for the purpose of spamming e-mail addresses that have been posted by other users of the Service.

You understand that Hawaii.com has no obligation to monitor any bulletin boards, chat rooms, or other areas of the Service through which users can supply information or material. However, Hawaii.com reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, or to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in Hawaii.com’s sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these Terms of Service.


Effective February 1, 2021 the Hawaii.com Account and rewards program is put on hold. The vendor we were using for this service has shut down operations. We have saved your points totals and are currently working on alternative solutions. Click here for more information.

To use certain features of the Service, you must register with Hawaii.com on the form provided. You agree (a) to use/maintain a single account, (b) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form, and (c) to maintain and promptly update the information you provide to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If Hawaii.com has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof). Our use of any personally identifying information you provide to us as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.


To use certain features of the Service, you may need a username and password, which you will receive through the service’s registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Hawaii.com cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.

Classified Advertising

When you submit a classified ad for publication on Hawaii.com, you agree that the advertisement as it appears on Hawaii.com becomes the property of Hawaii.com and you assign all ownership interest in the advertisement as it appears on Hawaii.com under copyright law or otherwise to Hawaii.com. Submission of an advertisement does not constitute a commitment to publish the advertisement, and publication of an advertisement does not constitute an agreement for continued publication. We will accept only standard abbreviations and required proper punctuation. Hawaii.com reserves the right to edit, reclassify, revise, reject or cancel any advertisement at any time, in its sole discretion. Rates and specifications are subject to change.

Real Estate Advertisements; Equal Housing Opportunity

All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” State law may also forbid discrimination based on these factors and others. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 800-669-9777.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Hawaii.com, its subsidiary and parent companies or affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, Hawaii.com materials, products or services, or third party materials, products or services made available through Hawaii.com even if Hawaii.com is advised beforehand of the possibility of such damages. (Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, the liability of Hawaii.com, its subsidiary and parent companies or affiliates is limited to the fullest extent permitted by such state law.) You specifically acknowledge and agree that Hawaii.com is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any Hawaii.com materials, products or services or with any of Hawaii.com’s terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using Hawaii.com.


Hawaii.com may cancel or terminate your right to use the Service or any part of the Service at any time without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of the Service affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from the Service, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in these Terms of Service, shall survive.


This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Hawaii.com and you with respect to the subject matter contained in this agreement and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, written or oral. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use the products or services of a third party that are provided through the Service. In the event of any conflict between any such third party terms and conditions and these Terms of Service, these Terms of Service shall govern. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any principles or conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Change Log

  • January 29, 2021: Update for Hawaii.com Account and rewards program being put on hold
  • May 23, 2018: Revised and reorganized content to simplify and clarify our terms