|Answers to frequently asked questions|
What kind of information can I register here?
This is a search engine targeted to people interested in outdoor activities, recreation, sports and nature. You may register any kind of Internet resource related directly or indirectly with these topics.
We accept all kinds of submissions relevant to our main theme. Please bear in mind that we cannot accept submissions from sites that may be considered offensive or illegal in any way.
We accept submissions from free domains (I.e. Geocities, Angelfire, etc.).
In all cases, it is essential than the resource in question is readily available. We cannot register sites under construction, and we regularly conduct reviews of all registered sites to check compliance with these rules. To suggest a site right now, please follow this link.
You may register sites in various languages.
We reserve the ultimate right to accept or turn down any submission at any time.
How much time do you need to put my submission online?
We need approximately one week to index your site and put its information online. To suggest a site right now, please follow this link.
How much does this service costs?
There is a free and a paid subscription service. To read more about each one of them, click here.
What languages do you accept for submissions?
We accept sites from any parto of the world. However, we list all sites in English and Spanish. Sites and resources based in other languageswill also be registered, but in these languages. Keywords in any language are acceptable. To suggest a site right now, please follow this link.
How do I add my site?
You just have to send us the information that we require in the corresponding form. Please, be specific with your submissions and remenber that this is a well-targeted search engine. People know what they are looking for and you will benefit by being direct and clear with your submissions.
You may register more than one page in a day.
To go to our submission page, please click here.
What are your Privacy Policies?
To put it briefly, we have no interest or reason whatsoever to divulge your information to anyone, and we will not do that. If you want to read more about this, please, click here to see our contact and further information.
How do I search for information using Andinia.com?
All our pages carry an integrated search form. This form allows you to make quick and simple searches. If you want to get more specifi, you may use our special form to search by date, phonetics, etc.
Please, click here to go to our special form.
We also recommend you to view or sugestions to improve your searches. Please, click here to go to the corresponding page.
Can I reproduce your content?
If you would like to employ any kind of content that is listed in Andinia.com in your website or publication, please follow these steps:
1)- Check if the content in question contains specific references regarding as to how to reproduce it for your own purposes. If that is the case, follow those indications and contact its author(s) directly before using it.
2)- If no specific indication is provided, that means that the content in question is the property of Andinia.com. You may use it freely by providing a link back to our main page (http://www.andinia.com/indexen.html).
In both cases, consider that if you provide your visitors with a hyperlink instead of a copy of our content, you would not have to check or modify anything in the event that we or the respective authors make any update to the content in question.
¿What should I do if my question is not answered here?
Get in touch with us directly. Please, click here for our contact information.
Does Andinia.com have any recognition?
Please, visit our awards section by clicking here.
I would like to join you as an explorer. What should I do?
As much as we would like to, we cannot accept a lot of people. We really like to do a good job training our explorers; thus, positions at the Gea Org. are limited. If you would like to join our group, please start by reading all information concerning our acceptance requisites by clicking here.
I would like to buy Andinia.com. How much is it?
Strangely enough, we have received this question before, but we don't know the sense in which this issue was put forward, so we decided to put this answer here. Andinia.com is the result of more than fifteen years of work collecting information, doing expeditionary work and quite a few risky things. It also meant a significant efforts in terms of pure systems development and web-related work. This has been no small undertaking; therefore, we would only entertain offers starting at U$ 1,000,000.
If you think that such a figure is too much, just think again: an Andinia.com's systems programmer puts something like 2,400 man-hours of work every year (that's at least day, 6 days a week), and as you may find out elsewhere, each hour of exclusive, handcrafted, full-time programming goes for no less than U$ 100 which leads us to a nifty U$ 240,000 per year, per programmer.
And that's just for starters: each one of the expeditions from which the core of our content evolves costs not only a few thousands, but on many occasions means risking the lives of those explorers who actually do the job under extreme circumstances, including - but not limited to - avalanches, drought, combat, forest fires, blizzards and storms in the South Atlantic. We do this because we like it, but that doesn't mean that we don't value our time and butts, and all this has been going on since 1986.
Or in other words, how much do you think your own life is worth?
Is the Gea Org. the same as Andinia.com?
No. the Gea Org. is the organisation that actually created Andinia.com, which is a separated company.
What is the Gea Org?
This is a private explorer's association located in Argentina. Gea stands for 'Grupo Explorador Argentino.' You may learn more about it by clicking here.
Where does the content of Adninia.com comes from?
Except where it is indicated, the content comes from members of the Gea Org. and Andinia.com. It is 100% unique, true and original. You may view a list of the various authors belonging to the Gea Org and/or Andinia.com by clicking here.