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Terms & Conditions

Signature Travel Network®

Travel Expert Select™

Terms of Service

 

Overview

Welcome to Signature Travel Network® Travel Expert Select™.  These Terms of Service state the terms and conditions of use of the Travel Expert Select™ service and use of our website, https://signaturetravelexperts.com (the “Website”). Please read these terms before using the Website. Using our services, selecting a travel advisor, arranging travel through a Travel Expert Select™ advisor, and using our Website are all voluntary by you.

 

Acceptance of Terms

These terms address your obligations, restrict your rights and remedies and provide rights and protections to us. The terms include warranty disclaimers and limitations and exclusions of liability.  By visiting our Website or obtaining service through a Travel Expert Select™ advisor, you agree to be bound by these terms. You agree this is a fair balance because the Website is available to you conveniently; and if you don’t agree or don’t want to accept these terms, you can choose to not visit the Website and not work with an advisor through this Website. If something is in these terms that you do not agree to, or if something is not in these terms that you consider essential, you can choose to not use our Website. By using the Website you agree to all the Terms of Service.

 

About Us

We are Signature Travel Network Cooperative, Inc. (referred to as “we,” or “us,” “our” or “STN”). Our address, which is a way to reach us as an alternative to using our Website, is 390 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 3200, El Segundo, California 90245.

 

Use of Website

You can use the website https://signaturetravelexperts.com to obtain information about Travel Expert Select™ and introduction to possible Travel Expert Select™ advisors.

 

Access to Website

Access to our Website is permitted to you only on a temporary basis. We reserve the right to modify any content or functionality at any time, without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our Website is unavailable for any period, whether or not the unavailability was in our control. From time to time, we may restrict access to parts of our Website, or our entire Website.

You must use our Website only according to these Terms of Use, including the below Acceptable Use Provisions.

You are responsible to make any arrangements needed for you to access our Website and to ensure that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms and comply with them.

The right to use the Website is personal to you and is not transferable by you to any other person or entity.

 

About Travel Expert Select™ Advisors

A Travel Expert Select™  advisor is a professional travel advisor who demonstrated to STN’s satisfaction an impressive level of knowledge, commitment to delivering quality client service, represented to STN that he or she visited the destination or experienced the special interest at least three days every three years, scored highly on our inquiry addressing other aspects of their experience and service as a professional travel advisor and committed to STN to maintain these standards. The designation applies to an individual, not to a retail agency an advisor may be affiliated with.  STN does not guaranty, and the designation is not a guaranty as to, any aspect of your travel or relationship. Your advisor is not employed by and does not work for STN.  STN does not control the advisor.  Your advisor is part of an independently owned and operated retail travel agency.

 

Advisor May Offer Other Services

Your Travel Expert Select™ advisor may at times offer you services additional to those concerning the designation or special interest for which the advisor is designated.  There is no restriction on services you may choose to receive from your advisor.  The advisor is not a Travel Expert Select™ advisor with regard to other services.

 

Safety

Personal safety is a concern everywhere. No place, even home, is 100% safe. Some places have greater risks than others. No travel advisor can assure personal or complete safety.  You share responsibility to become and stay informed about places where you will travel, by reading news, reviewing travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by the U.S. Government prior to and after booking travel. Some information on conditions in various countries and risks associated with travel to particular places can be found at websites of the U.S. State Department www.state.gov, TSA www.tsa.gov, Department of Transportation www.dot.gov, Federal Aviation Administration www.faa.gov, U.S. Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov and U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection www.cbp.gov.

 

You should consider enrolling in the U.S. Government’s free Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP lets U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad enroll their trip with a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. STEP lets you enter information about your upcoming trip so the State Department can provide information on safety conditions to help you make informed decisions about travel plans, help the U.S. Embassy try to contact you in an emergency and help family and friends try to contact you in an emergency. Register at https://step.state.gov/step/.

 

PEOPLE TRAVEL TO MANY DIFFERENT PLACES, FOR MANY REASONS AND HAVE DIFFERENT RISK TOLERANCES. YOUR ADVISOR’S CONSULTATION, TALKING WITH YOU ABOUT, OFFERING, ARRANGING OR ASSISTING IN ARRANGING TRAVEL TO PARTICULAR PLACES IS NOT A REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT TRAVEL TO THOSE PLACES IS ADVISABLE, SAFE, RISK FREE, OR OF TOLERABLE OR ACCEPTABLE RISK.  STN AND OUR PERSONNEL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR COSTS, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES, ALSO INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY, DELAY, CRIME, DEATH, INJURY TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, THAT MAY RESULT IN OR DURING OR AS RESULT OF TRAVEL TO ANY DESTINATION. YOU ASSUME AND ACCEPT, FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR GROUP, ALL SAFETY AND OTHER RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR TRAVEL.

 

Authority and Responsibility

You warrant that you are at least age 18 and have legal authority to make travel bookings with a travel advisor and agree to these terms.

 

Communications

You warrant that all information supplied by you or members of your group arranging travel with your Travel Expert Select™ advisor is true and accurate.

 

Separate Terms

A Travel Expert Select™ advisor who you may work with, and each supplier (airline, cruise line, hotel, resort, and other service providers for your travel) may have their own separate terms that apply to your reservation and purchase of travel-related services and merchandise, if any. Those are additional to these terms. You agree to also abide by the terms of the Travel Expert Select™ advisor you elect to work with, and the terms of each other provider, including but not limited to, payment of all amounts when due and compliance with the advisor’s and each provider’s rules and restrictions on availability and use of fares, services or products. You will be responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes, and assessments arising out of your travel bookings.

 

Government Information Sources

You should check government websites for information. Information on health issues in some destinations may be obtained at websites of the U.S. State Department http://travel.state.gov, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/.  Information on security, safety issues, crime, requirements regarding travel documentation such as passports, visas, proof of health/vaccination certificates, health hazards and other restrictions on travel to some destinations and re-entry to the United States is at websites of TSA www.tsa.gov, U.S. Department of Transportation www.dot.gov, Federal Aviation Administration www.faa.gov. U.S Treasury www.ustreas.gov and U.S. Customs and Border Protection www.cbp.gov. Non-U.S. citizens may wish to check the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website www.uscis.gov.  The information in these sites is provided by the government, not by us.  We do not represent that the information is complete or accurate.

 

Restrictions on Hazardous Materials

U.S. law and airlines prohibit bringing hazardous materials on aircraft on your person or in luggage. Violation can lead to prison and monetary penalties. Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives, radioactive materials and many other items. A few examples include paint, fireworks, flares, gasoline, gun powder, lighter fluid, liquid bleach, propane, sparklers, spray-paint and tear gas. Many more items are prohibited. Some other items may be allowed in checked luggage but may not be carried onto the aircraft.  For example, small quantities of some medicine and personal care liquids (typically limited to 3.4 ounces) may be carried in passenger luggage. You are responsible to contact the airline(s) to obtain information on airline rules and policy. Information on hazardous materials restrictions is at websites of TSA www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items and the Federal Aviation Administration http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/hazmat_safety/.

 

Insecticide Notice.

International law lets airlines spray insecticide inside the cabin seeking to protect public health, agriculture and the environment. This may involve spraying the cabin with insecticide while passengers are on board or while passengers are not on board. Some countries require airlines to treat the cabin with insecticides while passengers are on board. You can see a list of these countries and other information about insecticide treatment of aircraft at the Department of Transportation website www.dot.gov/office-policy/aviation-policy/aircraft-disinsection-requirements.

 

Limitations of Responsibility and Disclosure.

STN and the Travel Expert Select™ advisor do not perform or provide your travel and generally do not own or operate the vessels, lodgings or other modes of your travel. The Travel Expert Select™ advisor acts only as booking agent for cruise lines, hotels, airlines, air charters, bus companies, ground transportation, boat purveyors or owners, and other independent contractors providing accommodations, transportation and/or other services (“suppliers”). Each supplier is an independent entity with its own terms, policies, procedures and personnel.  Suppliers are not under control of STN or the Travel Expert Select™ advisor. Suppliers identified in travel documentation are responsible to provide the travel services purchased.

 

Bookings are accepted by your Travel Expert Select™ advisor as agent for suppliers. Transportation, accommodations and other services provided by sea, ground, air and other suppliers are according to the terms in the tickets, exchange orders, vouchers, websites and other documentation. You consent to the use of the suppliers. You agree to the terms of each particular supplier.

 

LIMITATION AND DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

STN IDENTIFIES TRAVEL ADVISORS MEETING OUR REQUIREMENTS TO BE INCLUDED AS A TRAVEL EXPERT SELECT™ ADVISOR. TRAVEL EXPERT SELECT™ ADVISORS ACT AS AGENT FOR SUPPLIERS AND GENERALLY DO NOT CONTROL OR HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONTROL OPERATIONS OF SUPPLIERS. YOU AGREE STN AND YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT SELECT™ ADVISOR ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR OTHER LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE, WHICH MAY ARISE OUT OF THE SERVICES. STN DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, IN CONNECTION WITH SERVICES OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED BY ANY SUPPLIER BOOKED THROUGH A TRAVEL EXPERT SELECT™ ADVISOR, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LIABILITY FOR ACTUAL OR CLAIMED ACT, ERROR, OMISSION, INJURY, LOSS, ACCIDENT, DELAY OR IRREGULARITY WHICH MAY OCCUR THROUGH THE FAULT, NEGLIGENCE, WILFUL ACT, OMISSION OR OTHERWISE OF A SUPPLIER, OR OF THEIR SUPPLIER OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS  OR REPRESENTATIVES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR FAILURE TO DELIVER OR THEIR PARTIAL OR INADEQUATE DELIVERY OF SERVICES AND OTHER MATTERS OUTSIDE STN’S OR THE TRAVEL EXPERT SELECT™ ADVISOR’S CONTROL. YOU WAIVE, RELEASE AND EXONERATE STN AND STN’S MEMBERS/OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS AND THE TRAVEL EXPERT SELECT™ ADVISOR FROM ANY LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO EACH AND ALL OF THE FOREGOING.

 

Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and other laws and practices that assist persons with special needs and disabilities apply within the United States. Service providers outside the United States may or may not comply with the ADA and other practices common in the United States. In many places outside the United States, facilities for disabled persons are limited compared to within the United States. If you believe you have a special need or disability requiring accommodation, please assist your Travel Expert Select™ advisor by doing the following:

  • Please inform your Travel Expert Select™ advisor at time of booking of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. After the time of booking, if a physical or medical condition that requires accommodation arises with regard to you or a member of your group, please inform your advisor as soon as possible.
  • All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. Tour and service providers may impose safety requirements necessary for safe operation of their tour and facilities. They may exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a threat to health or safety.
  • Many tour and service providers do not provide personal devices (wheelchairs, motorized scooters, hearing aids, prescription eye glasses, etc.) or services of a personal nature (pushing a wheelchair, assistance in eating, toileting, dressing etc.). A companion capable of providing this assistance may be required to accompany a guest who needs services of a personal nature.
  • Many tour providers and service providers do not employ medical personnel. Needed medical attention may have to be obtained at local facilities, at your expense. Facilities may not always be available. STN and your Travel Expert Select™ advisor are not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred in or as a result of medical services obtained while traveling or for quality of care or services.
  • Some tours and travel involve rough terrain, lengthy travel, possibly bumpy, by motor coach or other transportation, walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations not easily accessible by wheelchair or motorized device or at all.
  • Travel involves arrangements with carriers, hotels and many other suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which STN and your Travel Expert Select™ advisor has no control. Accommodations outside the United States may differ from those in the United States. There is no assurance of disability access or accommodations outside the United States.

 

Weather

STN and your Travel Expert Select™ advisor do not control weather. Hoped for, or undesired, weather conditions, including but not limited to presence or absence of snow, sunshine, wind, rain, warm, mild or cold temperatures, water levels on bodies of water or rivers and all other possible weather conditions are not guaranteed to occur or not occur. Volcanic eruptions, ash clouds, wind and many other events and conditions may be characterized as adverse weather condition or natural disaster by suppliers and your travel insurance company.  That is beyond STN’s and your Travel Expert Select™ advisor’s control.  Service providers may adjust, modify and/or cancel any itinerary or part(s) of any itinerary due to these events and conditions.  STN and your Travel Expert Select™ advisor will not be responsible for air, water and/or ground schedule changes or other service provider adjustments, modifications and/or cancellations.

 

Force Majeure

STN and your Travel Expert Select™ advisor will be deemed not to be in breach of these or any terms and will not be liable, by reason of delay in performance, or non-performance, of any obligations to the extent delay or non-performance is due to any circumstance beyond the control of STN and/or your Travel Expert Select™ advisor, including, but without limitation, act of God, explosion, flood, wind, fire or accident, war or threat of war declared or undeclared, terrorism, sabotage, embargo, shortage of labor, labor strike or other labor strife, change in law or regulation, insurrection, riot, strike, civil disturbance, requisition, sickness, quarantine, government intervention, pattern of crime in an area, disease, weather condition, defect in machinery or vehicle, delay, wildlife, or other occurrence, condition or circumstance beyond the control of either or both of them (collectively, “Force Majeure”).

 

Any service provider or supplier affected by Force Majeure shall be entitled to, and may in its discretion, vary, adjust, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement or part thereof in relation to your trip. STN and your Travel Expert Select™ advisor shall have no obligation to make any full or partial refund.

 

Changes in Travel Plans.

Changes in itinerary may be made for any number of reasons, including but not limited to weather or other Force Majeure, at the discretion of suppliers and service providers.  Changes may include, but are not limited to making a reasonably comparable replacement to any property, supplier, activity or area or other aspect of the travel.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE.

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS AVAILABLE TO HELP REDUCE SOME RISKS OF LOSS FOR SUCH RISKS AS SUPPLIER DEFAULT OR BANKRUPTCY, DELAY, INTERRUPTION, MISSED CONNECTION, CANCELLATION, MEDICAL EMERGENCY, EVACUATION, LOST BAGGAGE & PERSONAL EFFECTS, ILLNESS, JOB LOSS, CHANGE OF PLANS, ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISABILITY, TRAVEL ACCIDENT OR SICKNESS AND MEDICAL EXPENSES.  UNLESS SPECIFICALLY NOTED, TRAVEL INSURANCE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE ITINERARY.  TRAVEL INSURANCE MAY PROVIDE SOME PROTECTION TO YOU FROM SOME (NOT ALL) OF THE FINANCIAL LOSS IN SOME (NOT ALL) OF THE ABOVE CIRCUMSTANCES. DIFFERENT TRAVEL INSURANCE POLICIES PROVIDE DIFFERENT COVERAGE AND BENEFITS AND HAVE DIFFERENT EXCEPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS AND OTHER TERMS. You acknowledge there is no refund if you cancel or interrupt travel for any reason and cancellation charges may apply, resulting in loss of monies potentially up to the full cost of your travel booking and related costs. Purchase of travel insurance is not required.  Additional charges apply for travel insurance.

 

LIMIT OF LIABILITY

GENERALLY, YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT SELECT™ ADVISOR RECEIVES ONLY OR MAINLY COMMISSIONS AND FEES FOR TRAVEL TRANSACTIONS. THESE TERMS LIMIT OR EXCLUDE LIABILITY OF STN AND OF YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT SELECT™ ADVISOR.  YOU AGREE THAT AS A SEPARATE AND FURTHER LIMIT, AND NOT AS A WAIVER OR  MODIFICATION OF OTHER LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS, ANY LIABILITY AND RECOVERY FROM STN AND/OR YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT SELECT™ ADVISOR WILL BE LIMITED TO AND IN NO EVENT EXCEED COMMISSIONS AND FEES PAID BY YOU AND ACTUALLY RECEIVED BY STN OR YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT SELECT™ EXPERT IN THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY.

 

Acceptable Use

You may use our Website only for lawful purposes. You must not use our Website: any way that violates federal, state or local law or regulation; any way that has unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect; to harm or try to harm us or any person or entity; or any way that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair our Website or interfere with anyone else’s use of our Website.  You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, re-sell or purport to re-sell any part of our Website, or any service available through our Website and not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of our Website or any software used in our Website or equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

 

Violating these provisions is a breach of these terms and may result in us blocking your access to our site, bringing legal action and exercising all available rights and remedies. If we determine a breach of these Acceptable Use Provisions or of any of these terms may have occurred, we may take whatever remedial, preventative, mitigation or other action we deem appropriate.

 

Ownership

All or substantially all content in our Website is owned by or licensed to us and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. This includes text, images, artwork and all other content, elements and aspects of our Website. We retain all rights to the contents of our Website. The contents of our Website may not be reproduced, transmitted, displayed or distributed, in any form or by any means, including, without limitation, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written consent from us, except as follows: Permission is granted to view and print materials from our Website for the  non-commercial purpose of personal viewing, reading and personal reference.  Any other copying, distribution, retransmission or modification of information or materials on our Website, whether in electronic, hard copy or other form or media, without our express prior written consent is prohibited.

 

You must not infringe any intellectual property rights or use any part of the content on our Website for any commercial purpose without getting a license or permission in writing from us.  You must not use any of our trademarks or trade names without our written consent.

 

If you print, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our Website will end immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of materials you made.

 

Trademarks

Signature Travel Network®, Travel Expert Select™ and other trademarks and service marks, including logos and designs on our Website are trademarks or service marks of us or other specified organizations and their services or merchandise. These marks may not be used without the organization’s prior written consent.

 

Children’s Issues

The Website is not directed to persons under age 18. Persons under age 18 must not use the Website or services offered or submit any individually identifiable information about themselves.

 

Links to Third-Party Websites

This Website, also including above provisions in these terms, may provide links to third party sites.  These links are for information and convenience only. We do not control contents of those sites and accept no responsibility for them or for loss or damage that may arise from your use of or accessing them. Contents of websites accessible from links in these terms, are not incorporated into and are not part of these terms. You agree that STN will have no liability arising from content, use of or any other matter or event arising from or relating to any link(s) to or use of another website.

 

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

THE CONTENTS OF OUR WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.”  WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY CONTENT, OR ACCESSIBILITY OF OUR WEBSITE.

 

AS EXAMPLES, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS WILL BE AVAILABLE ALL TIMES, OR WILL BE FREE FROM INTERRUPTION OR OTHER DISRUPTION OR THAT INFORMATION WILL BE COMPLETE, UP TO DATE OR FREE FROM TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHIC OR OTHER ERROR; OR THAT OUR WEBSITE OR ANY SERVER IS FREE FROM VIRUSES, TROJANS, WORMS, TIME-BOMBS, LOGIC BOMBS OR OTHER CONTENT OR ELEMENTS THAT ARE MALICIOUS OR HARMFUL OR FREE FROM DELAY OR FAILURE TO PERFORM WHETHER DUE TO OR CAUSED BY FACTORS WITHIN OR BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

 

YOU AGREE THAT WE AND OUR AFFILIATED ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INJURY, DISCLOSURE OF PRIVATE INFORMATION; PROPERTY DAMAGE OR LOSS, OR INJURY OR DAMAGE OR FAILURE OR DELAY OF TRAVEL OR LOSS OF OR LOSS OF USE OF ANY PROPERTY OR DEVICE OR LOST REVENUE, INCOME OR PROFIT ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICE, EVEN IF THERE IS NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER CULPABLE ACT OR OMISSION BY US AND EVEN IF WE WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF LOSS OR DAMAGE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR A CLAIM OF ANY KIND OR NATURE THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO CURE AFTER REASONABLE NOTICE FROM YOU AND OPPORTUNITY TO CURE, SHALL BE YOUR ELECTION TO NO LONGER USE OUR WEBSITE AND/OR OUR SERVICE.

 

WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF TRAVEL, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER DAMAGE OR LOSS, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS, CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE, ANY SERVICE OR PRODUCT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) AND EVEN IF WE WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES EXCEED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000). THIS LIMITATION APPLIES EVEN IF THE ABOVE STATED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF OR THE ENTITY AND/OR GROUP YOU REPRESENT, YOUR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, AND YOUR HEIRS, AGREE TO AND RELEASE, WAIVE, AND DISCHARGE ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DEMANDS, SUITS, OR PROCEEDINGS (“CLAIMS”) AGAINST US AND OUR AFFILIATES, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, ACTUAL AND/OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING LITIGATION COSTS AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE ARISING FROM OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE; SERVICES OR PRODUCTS YOU OBTAIN  THROUGH USE OF THIS WEBSITE; INACCURACY, UNTIMELINESS, OR INCOMPLETENESS OF ANY AND ALL CONTENT OBTAINED OR ACCESSED BY OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE; OR USE OR EXPOSURE OR RELEASE OF INFORMATION YOU PROVIDED US THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

 

These terms of use do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

 

Information About You; Information You Provide

We may collect, store, use and otherwise process information about you, seeking to do so in accordance with our privacy policy.  To see our privacy policy please click here PRIVACY POLICY.  By using our Website, you consent to our collection, storage, use and processing. You warrant that all information and data you provide is true and accurate.

 

Viruses, Hacking and Other Offences

You must not misuse our Website by introducing any virus, trojan horse, worm, time-bomb, logic bomb, keystroke logger, spyware, adware or other material which is malicious or harmful. You must not try to gain or actually gain unauthorized access to our Website, any server or other facility on which our Website or its elements are stored or any server, computer, database or other facility connected to our Website. You must not attack our Website by a denial-of-service attack or distributed denial-of service attack or similar kind of activity.

 

We are not liable for loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, virus or other harmful material that may infect your device, equipment, program, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Website or to your downloading any material posted on our Website, or on any website linked to our Website.

 

Linking to Our Site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is legal and does not damage our reputation or make unauthorized or unlawful use of our property and/or content.  Your link must not suggest or imply any association, approval or endorsement by us.

 

You must not establish a link from any website not owned by you. You must not frame our Website on another site.  You must not create a link to any part of our Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. You must comply with any request by us to remove the link or delink. The website from which you link must comply with and not violate these terms of use.

 

Content or Copyright Complaints

We seek to respect intellectual property of others. If you believe any content in our Website may infringe your copyright or other rights, please provide our copyright agent the following information:

 

(i) electronic or physical signature of person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of claimed copyright;

(ii) description of copyrighted work you claim is infringed;

(iii) location and description in our site where the material is located that you claim is infringing;

(iv) your name, address, phone number and e-mail address;

(v) statement that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or law; and

(vi) your statement under penalty of perjury that the above information in your notice is accurate and you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on our site is:

Karryn Christopher

Signature Travel Network Cooperative, Inc.

390 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 3200

El Segundo, California 90245

Email travelexperts@signaturetravelnetwork.com.

 

Changes

We may edit, update, add to, remove and otherwise change content or functionality of our Website at any times. We may suspend access to all or parts of our Website. We are not obligated to take these actions. So any content on our Website could be out of date at any time. We may revise these terms of use at any time. You should check this page from time to time to note any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some provisions in these terms may be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Website.

 

Waiver and Severance

No failure or delay by us to exercise any right or remedy provided under these terms of use or by law shall waive that or any other right or remedy, nor preclude or restrict our further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

If any provision of these terms of use (or part of any provision) is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted and severed, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these terms of use shall not be affected.

 

Location

We make no representation that any of our content is appropriate or available for use in any particular location or jurisdiction. You are responsible to comply with local laws, including laws on viewing or receipt of contents of our site and transmission of technical data exported from the USA or the state, territory or locality where you are located. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT OUR SITE OR ANY PART OF OUR SITE IS APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION.

 

Some content could be subject to export controls imposed by the United States and may not be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported or accessed: from any country on which the U.S. has placed an embargo or other applicable restriction, including without limitation (at June 2018), Crimea – Region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria; by anyone in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Specially Designated national list;  to anyone on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Denial Orders; or (d) from or to any other place or anyone else, in violation of a restriction established by any department of the U.S. government. You represent and warrant that you are not in, or under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

 

Law and Forum

We are in El Segundo, California.  These terms of use will be interpreted and construed according to California law applicable to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within California and thus excluding and without regard for conflict of law provisions. You agree you shall not be entitled to join or consolidate claims or bring any claim as a representative or class action. Any claim arising from or relating to service of STN or these terms shall be brought exclusively in the United States District Court for the Central District of California and/or the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles. You and we agree to the exclusive jurisdiction and consent to venue in such courts.

 

Time Limit to Bring Claims

Any cause of action or claim you may have arising out of or relating to these terms of use or the Website or our service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action accrues, otherwise, the claim or cause of action is permanently barred. The parties agree that neither party shall be entitled to join or consolidate claims or arbitrate any claim as a representative or class action

 

Waiver

Our failure or delay of enforcing any of these terms of use shall not be a waiver of our right later to enforce each and every term of these terms of use. Any waiver by us on any one or more occasions will not be construed to be a waiver of any succeeding or other breach.

 

Third Party Beneficiaries

Our member travel agencies, our affiliates and the Travel Expert Select™ advisors at any time are intended to be third party beneficiaries of the provisions of these terms, each with the right to enforce these terms. Otherwise, these terms are not for the benefit of any other person or entity.  Terms we may enter into with other persons or entities (even if the same as these terms) are not for your benefit. We do not promise you that we will or can enforce our restrictions or prohibitions or any terms, against any other person or entity.  YOU ASSUME THE RISK THAT OTHER PERSONS WILL VIOLATE OUR TERMS WHICH MAY OFFEND, DAMAGE AND/OR INJURE YOU.

 

Other Provisions

If any part of these terms and conditions is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severed and will not affect the validity and enforceability of remaining provisions.  Headings in these terms are only for convenience to make it easier and faster to locate particular terms. Headings are not to be used to interpret terms.  These terms are to be interpreted according to their fair meanings, and not strictly in favor of or strictly against either you or us. Waiver of any term or condition on one occasion is not a waiver as to other occasions.

 

Contacting Us

You may contact us by sending an e-mail to Travelexperts@signaturetravelnetwork.com or writing to us at Signature Travel Network Cooperative, Inc. 390 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 3200, El Segundo, California 90245 for all questions.  If you have any concern about the Website or these terms, please send an e-mail or write to us at the above address. We’ll make a reasonable effort to address your concerns and try to remedy a problem you bring to our attention. We do not assure that we will be able to do so.

 

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice: California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.

 

Changes to These Terms of Use

These terms were last updated on March 27, 2019. STN reserves the right to change these terms at any time by posting new or revised terms at this location.

 

State Licenses.

STN’s licenses include the following:

 

California: CST #2101750

 

REGISTRATION AS A SELLER OF TRAVEL DOES NOT CONSTITUTE APPROVAL BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.  CALIFORNIA LAW REQUIRES CERTAIN SELLERS OF TRAVEL TO HAVE A TRUST ACCOUNT OR BOND.  AS OF MARCH 2019 STN HAS A BOND ISSUED BY AMERICAN CONTRACTORS INDENITY COMPANY IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,000.  STN PARTICIPATES IN THE TRAVEL CONSUMER RESTITUTION FUND (TCRF).

 

For any question related to refunds, please contact 1-800-297-2977 (within the United States or Canada) or 1-312-980-7807 (outside the United States and Canada).

 

Washington State Seller of Travel # 603-140-206

 

Contact Information

Please contact Signature Travel Network with any questions or comments regarding these Terms of Use. You can reach us at Travelexperts@signaturetravelnetwork.com, or at Signature Travel Network Cooperative, Inc. 390 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 3200, El Segundo, California 90245.

 

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