Website Terms and Conditions

This website is offered to you, the customer, conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (collectively, the “Agreement”). Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices. You may use this website only in compliance with these terms and conditions and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules, and regulations. Insofar as you purchase any travel packages or merchandise on this website, you agree that this Agreement shall apply to all such transactions. If you do not accept each and every one of these terms and condition, you should not use this website.

USE OF worldstrides.org 
The worldstrides.org website is provided solely to assist customers in determining the availability of travel-related goods and services and to make legitimate reservations or otherwise transact business with suppliers, and for no other purposes. You may not access or copy any content on this website using any spider, robot, or other automated means without express written consent from WorldStrides. Additionally, you may not do anything that, in WorldStrides’ sole discretion, causes an unwarranted strain on the infrastructure of this website or WorldStrides’ computers or servers. You warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and possess the legal authority to enter into this Agreement and to use this website in accordance with all terms and conditions herein. You agree to be financially responsible for all of your use of this website (as well as for use of your account by others, including, without limitation, minors living with you). You agree to supervise all usage of this website by minors under your name or account. You agree not to post content that is hateful, disparaging, distasteful, threatening, or pornographic; or content that incites violence, contains nudity, or contains graphic violence. If you have an account on this website, you must agree to protect your account information and be entirely responsible for any use of your account by you or anyone other than you. If you have an account on this website, you must also keep your contact information up to date. You also warrant that all information supplied by you or members of your household in using this website is true and accurate. Without limitation, any speculative, false, or fraudulent reservation or any reservation in anticipation of demand is prohibited. You must not use this website to do anything that is unlawful, misleading, or discriminatory. You agree that the travel services reservations facilities of this website shall be used only to make legitimate reservations or purchases for you or for another person for whom you are legally authorized to act. You understand that overuse or abuse of the travel services reservation facilities of this website may result in you being denied access to such facilities. WorldStrides reserves the right to deny access to anyone to this website (in its sole discretion) at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to, any violation of this Agreement.

The information displayed on this website is WorldStrides’ proprietary content. Users with accounts may make limited copies of their travel itineraries and related documents, but may not distribute, copy, display, license, sell, or base derivative works on any content, goods, or services made available on this website.

Separate terms and conditions will apply to your reservation and purchase of travel-related goods and services that you select. You agree to abide by the terms or conditions of purchase imposed by any supplier with whom you elect to deal, including, but not limited to, payment of all amounts when due and compliance with all rules and restrictions regarding availability of fares, products, or services. You shall be completely responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes, and assessments arising out of the use of this website.

PERSONAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL USE LIMITATION 
This website is for your personal and noncommercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from this website. You may not use a personal account on this website for commercial gain.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES

All contents of this website are: ©2015 WorldStrides, 218 West Water Street, Suite 400, Charlottesville, VA 22902. All rights reserved. worldstrides.org, WorldStrides, EFS, EFS Christian Discoveries, and American High School Theatre Festivals are either registered trademarks or trademarks of WorldStrides. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

If you have a good faith belief that content on this website is infringing a valid copyright that you own, you or your representative may send us notice by sending the following information in writing: a clear description that identifies the underlying copyrighted work that you allege is being infringed; a clear description that identifies the infringing material, including information that allows such material to be located (this typically requires a URL); a statement that you have a “good faith belief that the material that is claimed as copyright infringement is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law”; a statement that “the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed”; your contact information so that we can reply, including your email address and telephone number; and, the signature, digital or otherwise, of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that is allegedly infringed upon. Such notice may be sent to: Legal Counsel, WorldStrides, 218 West Water Street, Suite 400, Charlottesville, VA 22902. WorldStrides will review and address all notices that comply with the stated requirements. WorldStrides may, in its sole discretion, choose to share any and all notices with chillingeffects.org for publication. Anyone who falsely claims copyright infringement may be liable for damages.

SMITHSONIAN NAME AND SUNBURST
The name of the Smithsonian Institution and the sunburst are registered trademarks of the Smithsonian Institution and WorldStrides is an authorized user.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER 
The information, software, products, and services published on this website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. WorldStrides, its affiliates, and/or respective suppliers may make improvements and/or changes on this website at any time.

In no event shall WorldStrides, its affiliates, and/or their respective suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of, in any way connected with, the use of this website or with the delay or inability to use this website. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE: INDEMNIFICATION
As a condition of your use of this website, you warrant that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. With respect to any claims brought by third parties as a result of your breach of this Agreement, your violation of any law or the rights of a third party, or your use of this website, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless WorldStrides and its officers, employees, directors, and agents as to all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind, including reasonable legal fees and costs, related to such claims.

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES 

This website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than WorldStrides. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. WorldStrides does not control such websites and is not responsible for their contents, privacy policies, data retention, or other practices. WorldStrides’ inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

WorldStrides reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which this website is offered.

WorldStrides’s performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of WorldStrides’s right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this website or information provided to or gathered by WorldStrides with respect to such use.
If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law 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 the Agreement shall continue in effect.

CONCLUSION

This Agreement (and any other terms and conditions referenced herein including the Privacy Policy and Legal Policy) constitutes the entire Agreement between the customer and WorldStrides with respect to this website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the customer and WorldStrides with respect to this website. A printed version of this Agreement 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.

Fictitious names of companies, products, people, characters, and/or data mentioned herein are not intended to represent any real individual, company, product, or event. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

CHOICE OF LAW; JURISDICTION

This Agreement and any claim or action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions or your state or country of residence. All claims, legal proceedings, or litigation that arises out of your use of this website must be brought solely in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and by using this website you consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum. If you are accepting the terms of this Agreement on behalf of a United States federal government entity that cannot legally accept the provisions for choice of law, jurisdiction, or venue described above, then those provisions do not apply to you but instead this Agreement will be governed by the laws of the United States of America (without reference to conflict of laws) and, in the absence of federal law and to the extent allowed by federal law, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia (excluding choice of law).

MISCELLANEOUS

For WorldStrides’ travel disclosure statements,please see the Legal Policy. For WorldStrides’ privacy policies, please see the Privacy Policy.

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