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published on September 28, 2009

About BrazilMax

by Bill Hinchberger


David Willard
BrazilMax creator Bill Hinchberger
BrazilMax is an award-winning online travel guide to South America's largest country. We focus on what we call roots tourism – eco, cultural, historical, rural, adventure, business, etc. Our aim is to help travelers plan their trips and better understand Brazilian society and culture.

Links Policy

BrazilMax.com welcomes links to our site, including deep links to individual pages. We also link to websites and pages that we believe will be of interest to our readers. We neither sell nor buy links.

Advertising Policy

BrazilMax.com welcomes advertising and advertisers. After all, that’s how we make our living. However, we do not publish “sponsored content” that appears to be objective but which really is not. The origin of all BrazilMax.com content is identified by its “byline” – the author identification just under the title. If there is no byline, the content was produced by BrazilMax Founding Editor Bill Hinchberger.

Special Thanks

Back in July 2000, I asked a bunch of friends if I could bug them when I needed feedback about BrazilMax. Soon I corralled them into a formal Editorial Board. The board no longer exists formally, but I would like to thank the following members for their input and suggestions during the first three years of the project: Carlos A. Afonso, Assis Ângelo, Bosco Brasil, Alexander Busch, Carlos Castilho, Paulo Fridman, Helio Goldsztejn, Michael Grossmann, Flávio Guimarães, Mike Kepp, Peter Kingstone, Bob Nadkarni, Micha Peled, Oliviero Pluviano, Anne Pothsuma, Rebecca Reichmann, Nara Roesler, Washington Santana, Gilson Schwartz, Gay Seidman, Ricardo Soca, Maria Amalia Souza, Giancarlo Summa, Glenn Switkes, Braulio Tavares, and Cliff Welch.

I would also like to thank all of the writers, journalists, photographers, illustrators and other folks who have donated content to BrazilMax. I won’t even try to list them here, but you can find their credits alongside their contributions.

Associations, Web Development and Hosting

Travel Website Owners - an international network of independent content sites that are owned and edited by travel writers.

Ciclo Design – our web developers.

Edge Web - our hosting service, specialized in Cold Fusion.

Founding Editor Bill Hinchberger

A former correspondent in Brazil for The Financial Times, ARTnews, Business Week and other publications, Bill Hinchberger has written about Brazil in venues from Science and The Lancet to Metropolis and even Nickelodeon. Hinchberger is also an accomplished public speaker who has administered “understanding Brazil” sessions to visiting European executives. He is a member of a panel of experts for National Geographic's Destination Stewardship Survey. Hinchberger holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies and a B.A. in Political Science, both from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the former president of the São Paulo Foreign Press Club (1995-99) and a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA).

Visit Bill Hinchberger’s personal website.

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BrazilMax Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of visitors to our site. We never sell personal information including email addresses to third parties.

Log Files - As is the case with most websites, we use automated programs such as Google Analytics to collect and evaluate the data contained in log files. That includes IP (internet protocol) addresses, ISP (internet service provider), browser type, referring and exit pages, time of visit, and the number of clicks. We use this information to administer the site by tracking user movements within the site to identify trends and demographics. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Newsletter - If a user wishes to subscribe to our BrazilMax OnTime Newsletter (powered by Yahoo), the program asks for contact information such as name and email address. Yahoo provides an easy way to opt-out of these communications.

Cookies - A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user's computer tied to information about that user. Our site doesn't use cookies. However, some of our business partners do use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers such as Google Adsense). However, we have no access to or control over those cookies, once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising. The Tools menu of most web browsers allows internet users to self-manage the cookies set on their own computers (under the Options tab select Privacy).

Web Beacons - A web beacon is a transparent graphic image placed on a website to track the movements of visitors for statistical or navigation purposes. Web beacons can be used to manage the information collected by cookies, and if you have opted out of cookies, your visit will be recorded as anonymous. We do not use web beacons on this site but some of our business partners may do so in conjunction with their advertising. We have no access to the information collected by third party web beacons.

Links - This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Advertisers - To support this site, we allow third party ad companies to display ads on this site. Those ads may contain cookies which are collected by the ad companies, but we do not have access to that information.

More Information - If users have any questions or suggestions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us.

Thanks to David Stanley of South Pacific Organizer for allowing us to borrow from the privacy policy of his website. BrazilMax is solely responsible for the content of this page and its own privacy policy.


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