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Please take the time to understand the traveler’s terms and conditions detailed below prior to booking with Kitesurfing & Yoga Lifestyle Retreats by Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA. You are required to confirm your agreement to these terms and conditions as part of the booking process.
1. This booking is a contract.
By booking or participating in a retreat with Kitesurfing & Yoga Lifestyle Retreats by Aruwak Watersports and Kitesurfing School VBA, you agree to the below Terms & Conditions and the details regarding this trip as listed on the website. If you make a booking on behalf of other participants, you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept these Terms on behalf of the other participants in your party.
2. RETREAT PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS
Retreat packages do not include the following:
3. HEALTH, SAFETY & MANDATORY INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
You must purchase travel insurance with a minimum medical, evacuation and repatriation coverage of $200,000 USD, covid coverage, covering all applicable dates of travel. This insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expenses. You are strongly recommended to extend your coverage to include “CANCEL FOR ANY REASON” that covers cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that may arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience while traveling. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient coverage and comply with the terms of the applicable insurance plans. You are responsible for advising your insurer of the type of travel, destination(s) and activities included in your booking so that the insurer may provide appropriate coverage.
In the event you are ill and cannot attend your retreat, or for any other reason that you can’t attend, you will need to submit a claim to your trip insurance company for reimbursement. There are no refunds from Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA on your final retreat payment.
4. PRICES & SURCHARGES
Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA will not increase the price of your Retreat after you have paid your deposit. Retreat prices may vary at any time in accordance with demand, teacher fees and offerings, market conditions and availability. Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA may offer discounted pricing from time-to-time on retreat packages. Discounted pricing applies only to new bookings and may not be combined. If a booking has already been made, Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA is not entitled to discount pricing.
5. DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT
In order to confirm your booking, you are required to pay a non-refundable deposit towards the price of the trip. Final payment of your balance is due 60 days before the Retreat start date unless otherwise noted. Failure to make payment by the applicable due date may forfeit your booking on the retreat and be treated as a cancellation. If a booking is made less than 60 days before the Retreat start date, the full amount must be paid at the time of booking. If, for any Retreat booked, payment terms differ from those outlined in this section, the applicable terms will be communicated on the Retreat page. Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA is not responsible for any charges levied by third parties or financial institutions and payable by you as a result of credit card or other payment transactions and will not refund or return any fees charged by third parties or financial institutions in connection with payments made by you to Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA. The Retreats are priced in USD.
6. CANCELLATION BY RETREAT GUEST
You may cancel your booking by notifying Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA by email at EMAIL. The following cancellation penalties will apply:
7. CANCELLATION BY Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA
Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA reserves the right to cancel any trip or part of the trip. In this event we will provide retreat credit, which will be valid for two years. If Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA cancels a retreat for any reason, including Force Majeure events, Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA is not responsible for loss of funds in association with travel accommodations made by the guest.
8. CHANGES & UNUSED SERVICES
You acknowledge that the nature of the Retreats requires flexibility and acknowledge that you will permit reasonable changes to products, services or itineraries by Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA. The route, schedules, accommodations, activities, amenities and mode of transportation are subject to change without notice due to unforeseeable circumstances or events.. No reimbursements, discounts or refunds will be issued for services that are missed or unused after the Retreat start date due to no fault of Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA, including your removal from a Retreat because of your negligence or breach of these Terms. This includes meals, hotel accommodations, yoga and kitesurf classes and workshops, excursions, transportation, and any other item listed on the web page.
9. ACCEPTANCE OF RISK
You acknowledge that the activities and inclusions offered on the Retreat may involve a degree of risk to your health and safety. By booking and traveling with Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA you acknowledge that you have considered any potential risks to health and safety. You hereby assume responsibility for all such risks and release Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA from all claims and causes of action arising from any losses, damages or injuries or death resulting from risks inherent in travel, including visiting foreign destinations, and participating in activities such as those included in Retreat itineraries. To participate in a Retreat, Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA requires that you confirm your assumption of this responsibility by completing the participation waiver prior to the Retreat.
You agree that Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA is not responsible for providing information or guidance with respect to local customs, weather conditions, specific safety concerns, physical challenges or laws in effect in any locations where a Retreat is operated. You acknowledge you have considered the potential risks, dangers and challenges and your own personal capabilities and needs, and you expressly assume the risks associated with travel under such conditions.
You are responsible for any costs (including repair, replacement and cleaning fees) incurred by the Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA or their suppliers for property damage, destruction or theft caused by you while on a Retreat. You agree to immediately report any pre-existing damage to a representative of Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA and staff of the accommodation, transportation service, or facility as soon as possible upon discovery.
You agree to take all prudent measures in relation to your own safety while on the Retreat including, but not limited to, the proper use of safety devices (including seatbelts, harnesses, flotation devices and helmets) and obeying all posted signs and oral or written warnings regarding health and safety. Neither Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA nor its Third Party Suppliers (as defined herein) are liable for loss or damages caused by your failure to comply with safety instructions or warnings.
You acknowledge and agree that Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA and their respective employees, teachers, volunteers, affiliates, officers, directors, successors, sponsors, booking agents, partners, representatives, and assigns shall not be held liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damage, liability, injury, loss, cost or expense you may incur (including any claim relating to personal injury, illness, death, property damage or loss, delay or other inconvenience) arising out of or by reason of (i) the acts or omissions of any Third Party Operator or (ii) the negligence of any of the Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA or (iii) any acts or omissions of any other parties or (iv) force majeure events.
You, and on your behalf your executors, administrators, heirs, administrators, heirs, successors, and assigns release Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, expenses, damages, demands, actions, causes of action, lawsuits or sums of money of any kind arising out of, by reason of, resulting from and/or related to any Retreat you may book and/or participate in; and you understand and acknowledge that you are fully responsible for and expressly assume any and all risks, whether known or unknown, in connection therewith.
12. PHOTO AND MARKETING
You agree that, while participating in any Retreat, images, photos or videos may be taken by other participants, Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA or its representatives that may contain or feature you. You consent to any such pictures being taken and grant a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA, its contractors, sub-contractors and assigns, to reproduce for any purpose whatsoever (including marketing, promotions and the creation of promotional materials by or with sub-licensees), in any medium whatsoever, whether currently known or hereinafter devised, without any further obligation or compensation payable to you. If you would like to be excluded from photography/videography during the event, please let us know ahead of time and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Any personal information that is collected by Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA about you may be used for any purpose associated with the operation of a Retreat or to send you marketing material in relation to our Retreats and special offers. The information may be disclosed to our agents, service providers or other suppliers to enable us to operate the Retreat.
14. UPDATES ON TERMS & CONDITIONS
Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA reserves the right to update and/or alter these Terms & Conditions at any time. Current information can always be found on website.com/terms and any updates and/or changes will supersede any previous versions.
15. DISCRETION TO DENY BOOKINGS
Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA reserves the right to reject any client booking at any time prior to the start date. In this case, we will provide a full refund or retreat credit at Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA discretion.
Any personal information that we collect about you may be used for any purpose associated with the operation of a trip, or to send you marketing material in relation to our events and special offers. The information may be disclosed to our agents, service providers or other suppliers to enable us to operate the trip.