HERE IS OUR PLAIN ENGLISH VERSION – PLEASE SEE BELOW:
THIS AGREEMENT is between you, the user of this Site, and The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre.
You should note that The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre does not warrant that the information published on this website will be error free and in using this website you acknowledge that the accommodation details and all other information including information relating to travel services published on this website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors.
All bookings for travel services on this website are made with the travel services provider concerned and not with The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre. The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre only facilitates the making of reservations with the travel services provider. The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre is not a party to the contract between you and the travel services provider and has no responsibility or liability to you in respect of the terms of that contract whether directly or indirectly.
Prior to making a booking, you should ensure that you have reviewed the terms and conditions and that they are acceptable to you.
NEITHER The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre NOR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND/OR THE MATERIALS OFFERED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME, PROFIT OR OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGES, EVEN IF The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE, OR SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES WERE REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.
While The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the travel services listed are of reasonable standard the listing of any travel services in the website is not and should not be taken as a recommendation from The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre or a representation that the travel services will be suitable for the user’s purpose.
The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre shall in no way be liable to you in the event that the travel services are not suitable for your purpose.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of this website, you undertake to The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms.
AGE AND RESPONSIBILITY
You confirm that you are of sufficient legal age to use this website and to create binding legal obligations for any liability you may incur as a result of the use of this website. You understand that you are financially responsible for all uses of this website by you and those using your log-in information.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
This website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre does not control such websites and is not responsible for their contents. The inclusion of hyperlinks on this website to such other websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.
PROPERTY CANCELLATION POLICY
50% of the total value of the booking will be charged on the day of booking. Remainder to be settled upon check in.
If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, a 10% administration fee will be charged.
If cancelled up to 7 days before date of arrival, 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
If cancelled later or in the case of a no show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.
Updating of these Terms and Conditions
Provider reserves the rights to change, modify, add or remove from portions or the whole of these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Changes to these Terms and Conditions will become effective upon such changes being posted to this Website. It is the User’s obligation to periodically check these Terms and Conditions at the Website for changes or updates. The User’s continued use of this Website following the posting of changes or updates will be considered notice of the User’s acceptance to abide by and be bound by these Terms and Conditions, including such changes or updates.
The following conditions apply to bookings of travel services made by you through this website.
(1) Making a reservation
On making a reservation, you shall pay a non-refundable deposit (being a fixed percentage — USUALLY 10% or 15% — of the total value of your reservation. You will be responsible to the The Backpack & Africa Travel Centre for payment of the balance of the cost of the travel services booked by you together with the payment of charges for any additional services subsequently contracted for with the travel services provider and, where applicable, payment of the The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre service charges and taxes pursuant to the terms and conditions of trade applied by such travel services provider.
You must use a credit card or debit card to guarantee a reservation. By making a reservation with your credit card or debit card, you agree that in the event that you cancel your reservation less than 24 hours from your agreed check-in time or that you fail to arrive by your agreed check-in time, you authorise the travel services provider to charge to your credit card or debit card without further reference to you an amount not exceeding one night’s charge in the case of accommodation or such amount as may be set out in the service provider’s terms and conditions in the case of non-accommodation product. Your non-arrival by the agreed check in time will result in the cancellation of your entire reservation.
Any amendments to your reservation must be notified to and agreed with the travel services provider directly.
In making a reservation, it shall be your responsibility to disclose to the travel services provider any physical or mental condition to which you or a member of your party is subject to and of which the travel services provider should be notified and which may require special facilities.
(2) When a reservation is confirmed
The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre will issue the booking confirmation on behalf of the travel services provider for each reservation, but does not undertake to include charges for additional services or details of the service charge or taxes charged by the travel services provider.
The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre strongly recommends you check and confirm with the travel services provider the precise terms and conditions upon which the travel services provider makes the reserved service available to you upon receipt of the booking confirmation. The reservation numbers included on the booking confirmation should be quoted in all enquiries, cancellation or modification of the reservation.
The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre does not accept responsibility for cancellations by you or by the travel services provider regardless of the circumstances in which the cancellation is made.
The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre shall not accept any liability for losses, additional expenses or any claim whatsoever due to changes in accommodation or other travel services, sickness, weather, strikes or any other cause. All such losses, additional expenses or claims will be borne by you unless otherwise agreed between you and the service provider.
NO LIABILITY IN CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD TRANSACTIONS
The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that all credit card and debit card transactions are secure. HOWEVER, if unauthorised charges appear on your credit card or debit card statement for any card used on this website at any time during or after you make your reservation, conduct your transaction or disclose your card details on this website, The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre shall not be liable or responsible in any way in respect of any damage or loss of whatsoever nature suffered by you arising from or in any way connected with said use, transaction or disclosure, subject only to any statutory rights which you may have.
COPYRIGHT, NOTICE AND LIMITED LICENCE
The information, content, graphics, text, sounds, images, buttons, trade marks, service marks, trade names and logos (“Materials”) contained in this website are protected by copyright, trademark, database right, sui generis right and other intellectual property laws under national laws and international treaties. The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre or its licensors (as the case may be) retain all right, title, interest and intellectual property rights in and to the Materials. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, Materials, software, products or services obtained from this website. Other than expressly provided herein, nothing in these terms and conditions shall be construed as inferring by implication or otherwise any licence or right under any copyright, trademark, database right, sui generis right or other intellectual property or proprietary interest of The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre, its licensors or any third party. Any persons breaching any of this provision will be prosecuted.
You agree to indemnify and hold The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the website.
ALL USE BY YOU OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ASSUME COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND FOR ALL RISK OR LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR DOWNLOADING AND/OR USE OF OR REFERRING TO OR RELYING ON INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE. YOU AGREE THAT The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre AND THE PROVIDERS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORK SERVICES TO The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES ARISING AFTER YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS WITH RESPECT TO WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHER GROUNDS.
THIS WEBSITE IS AVAILABLE TO ALL USERS “AS IS”. The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR UNDERTAKINGS THAT THIS WEBSITE, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE WILL BE FREE FROM DEFECTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS. The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY FOR ANY INFECTION BY COMPUTER VIRUS, BUG, TAMPERING, UNAUTHORISED ACCESS, INTERVENTION, ALTERATION OR USE, FRAUD, THEFT, TECHNICAL FAILURE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY, OR ANY EVENT OR OCCURRENCE BEYOND ITS CONTROL,WHICH CORRUPTS OR AFFECTS THE ADMINISTRATION, SECURITY, FAIRNESS AND THE INTEGRITY OR PROPERCONDUCT OF ANY ASPECT OF THIS WEBSITE. TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALLREPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR UNDERTAKINGS ABOUT ANY OF THE SERVICES, INFORMATION AND/OR MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR ACCURACY, THEIR COMPLETENESS OR THEIR MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESSFOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre failure to enforce at any time or for any period any one or more of the Terms shall not be a waiver of them or the rights attaching to any of them.
The headings used in these Terms are for convenience only and shall not affect the meaning or scope of these Terms or otherwise be given other legal effect.
MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre reserves the right to change these Terms as well as the contents of this website for any reason and without notice, and without liability to you, any other user or any third party. This right shall not affect the Terms accepted by you upon making a legitimate reservation or purchase using this website. You should check these Terms for any changes each time you access the website.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These Terms and your use of this website are governed by the laws of the Republic of Ireland. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Republic of Ireland courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website each time you access the website. Use of this website is unauthorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions including without limitation this paragraph.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre as a result of these Terms or your use of this website. The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre performance of these Terms is subject to existing laws and legal process and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this website or information provided to or gathered by The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre with respect to such use.
If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, including but not limited to the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms shall continue in effect.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre with respect to this website and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre with respect to this website. A printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Although The Backpack and Africa Travel Centre cannot monitor the conduct of its users offsite, it is a violation of these Terms to use any information obtained from this website in order to harass, abuse or harm other persons, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit or sell to any user or person without their prior express consent.