Terms and conditions
Sportztrip is a Sport News Service that also operates as a booking agent for Tour, Event, Accommodation and Equipment Hire Services.
The Sportztrip platform can be used to facilitate the listingand booking of events / competitions /contests /cruises / individual and group tours/ cruises and other types of activities. Sportztrip journalists review and compare all the activities posted on the platform in an effort to provide our clients with informed advice. Sportztrip is a site where sports enthusiasts search for an activity, an event, a tour or an article of equipment, prior to purchasing. Our clients also use the platform to meet other like-minded enthusiasts.
As a Tour Operator you will be included in SportztripsListings as a Service, and by your Operator Business Name. In the first instance Sportztrip will include you under its Listings as an unregistered visitor to the Services. However, if you wish to book a Group Tour or create a Listing, you must either register to create a Sportztrip Account (defined below) or provide your email address.
Sportztrip acts as an agent for our partnering Operators. Sportztrip is not an operator nor provider of Tours, Events or Equipment Hire. Sportztrip does not own, sell, resell, furnish, provide, manage and/or control any transportation, tour or travel services.
Sportztrip's responsibilities are limited to:
(i) facilitating the availability of the Operator’s Services;
(ii) serving as an agent for / on behalf of the Operator.
PLEASE NOTE: Sportztrip does not control the content contained in any listings, nor the condition, legality or suitability of any Tours, Events or Equipment. Sportztrip is not responsible for and disclaims any and all Listings. Accordingly any bookings are made at the traveller client’s own risk.
The Services comprise an online platform through which Operators (defined below) may create listings (defined below) for group tours (defined below) and travellers (defined below) may learn about and book such Group Tours. You understand and agree that Sportztrip is acting as an agent for the Operator, not as an insurer. Sportztrip has no control over the conduct of Operators, Travellers and other users of the services or any Group Tours, and disclaims all liability in this regard.
‘Collective Content’ means Member Content and Sportztrip Content. ‘Content’ means text, graphics, images, music, software (excluding the Application), audio, video, information or other materials.‘Operator’ means a Member who creates a Listing via the Services.‘Listing’ means a Group Tour that is listed by an Operator as available for booking via the Services. ‘Member’ means a person who completes the Sportztrip Account Registration process, including, but not limited to Operators and Travellers, as described under ‘Account Registration’ below. "Member Content’ means all Content that a Member posts, uploads, publishes, submits or transmits to be made available through the Services. ‘Tax’ or ‘Taxes’ mean any sales taxes, value added taxes (VAT), goods and services taxes (GST) and other similar municipal, state and federal indirect or other withholding and personal or corporate income taxes. ‘Sportztrip Content’ means all Content that Sportztrip makes available through the Services, including any Content licensed from a third party, but excluding Member Content. ‘Traveller’ means a Member who requests a booking of a Group Tour via the Services, or a Member who participates in a Group Tour and is not the Operator for such Group Tour.
Certain portions of the Services (and your access to or use of certain aspects of the Services or Collective Content) may have different Terms and Conditions posted or may require you to agree with and accept additional Terms and Conditions. If there is a conflict between these Terms and Terms and Conditions posted for a specific portion of the Services, or Collective Content, the latter Terms and Conditions will take precedence with respect to your use of or access to that portion of the Services, or Collective Content. You acknowledge and agree that, by accessing or using the services or by downloading or posting any content from or on the site, via the application or otherwise through the services you are indicating that you have read, and that you understand and agree to be bound by these Terms, whether or not you have registered as a service.If you do not agree to these Terms, then you have no right to access or use the Services, or collective content.
If you accept or agree to these Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms and, in such event, ‘you’ and ‘your’ will refer and apply to that company or other legal entity.
In order to access certain features of the Services, and to book a Group Tour or create a Listing, you must register to create an account ("Sportztrip Account") and become a Member. You may register to join the Services directly via the Site or Application or as otherwise described in this section.
You may also be able to register to join by logging into your account with certain third party social networking sites (‘SNS’),(including but not limited to, Facebook); each such account, a "Third Party Account", via our Site or Application, as described below. As part of the functionality of the Services, you may be able to link your Sportztrip Account with Third Party Accounts, by either:
(i) providing your Third Party Account login information to Sportztrip through the Services; or (ii) allowing Sportztrip to access your Third Party Account, as is permitted under the applicable Terms and Conditions that govern your use of each Third Party Account.
You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Third Party Account login information to Sportztrip and/or grant Sportztrip access to your Third Party Account (including, but not limited to, for use for the purposes described herein), without breach by you of any of the Terms and Conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third Party Account and without obligating Sportztrip to pay any fees or making Sportztrip subject to any usage limitations imposed by such third party service providers. By granting Sportztrip access to any Third Party Accounts, you understand that Sportztrip may access, make available and store (if applicable) any Content that you have provided to and stored in your Third Party Account ("SNS Content") so that it is available on and through the Services via your Sportztrip Account and Sportztrip Account profile page. You agree that Sportztrip may request your email address; access to photos; friends list to help verify your identity; share your updates and photos; and to be contacted by us. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all SNS Content, if any, will be considered to be Member Content for all purposes of these Terms. Depending on the Third Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third Party Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your Third Party Accounts may be available on and through your Sportztrip Account on the Services. Please note that if a Third Party Account or associated service becomes unavailable or Sportztrip's access to such Third Party Account is terminated by the third party service provider, then SNS Content may no longer be available on and through the Services. You have the ability to configure certain portions of the connection between your Sportztrip Account and your Third Party Accounts, at any time, by accessing the ‘Profile’ section of the Services.
PLEASE NOTE:that your relationship with the third party service providers associated with your Third Party Accounts is governed solely by your agreement(s) with such third party service providers. Sportztrip makes no effort to review any SNS Content for any purpose, including but not limited to, for accuracy, legality or non-infringement and Sportztrip is not responsible for any SNS Content.
We will create your Sportztrip Account and your Sportztrip Account profile page for your use of the Services based upon the personal information you provide to us or that we obtain via an SNS as described above. You may not have more than one (1) active Sportztrip Account. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. Sportztrip reserves the right to suspend or terminate your Sportztrip Account and your access to the Services if you create more than one (1) Sportztrip Account or if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, not current or incomplete. You are responsible for safeguarding your password. You agree that you will not disclose your password to any third party and that you will take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your Sportztrip Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify Sportztrip of any unauthorized use of your Sportztrip Account.
Sportztrip performs regular backups on all servers to ensure critical files are never lost. However, Sportztrip is NOT responsible for lost data, time, income or any other resource due to faulty backups or non-existent backups. Please always backup your own data for redundancy.
Sportztrip reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify the Services at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms, we will post the modification on the Site or via the Services or provide you with notice of the modification. We will also update the "Last Updated Date" at the top of these Terms. Any changes will become effective immediately upon your acceptance of the modified Terms, whether by, without limitation, creating a Listing or requesting the booking of a Group Tour. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Services.
The Services are intended solely for persons who are aged 18 years or older. Any access to or use of the Services by anyone under 18 is expressly prohibited. By accessing or using the Services you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older.
Bookings and Financial Terms
If you are an Operator and a booking is requested for your Group Tour via the Services, either you or Sportztrip acting as the Operator's agent, will be required to either confirm or reject the booking, using your internal reservation system or staff, within the specified timeframe (which is generally within 24-48 hours (as determined by Sportztrip at its sole discretion) of when the booking is requested, or the booking request may be automatically cancelled. If you are unable to confirm or decide to reject a booking of a Group Tour within the specified timeframe, any amounts collected by Sportztrip for the requested booking will be refunded to the applicable Traveller Client's credit card and any pre-authorization of such credit card will be released. When a booking is requested via the Services, we may share with you the first name, last name and contact email address of the Traveller who has requested the booking.
The deposit displayed on the booking page is generally based on the Operator's Terms as outlined on the Tour Operator’s booking page. Where applicable, Taxes may be charged in addition to the Group Tour Cost. The Group Tour Cost and applicable Taxes are collectively referred to in these Terms as the ‘Total Cost’. The amounts due and payable by a Traveller solely relating to an Operator's Group Tour are the ‘Group Tour Cost’. Please note that it is the Operator and not Sportztrip, who determines the Group Tour Cost. Sportztrip will collect the deposit and/or the total cost at the time of booking confirmation (i.e. when the Operator confirms the booking within the specified timeframe) acting on behalf of the Operator. The Balance of Payment (defined as the Total Cost minus the deposit) will be payable directly based on the Payment Terms as stated by the Operator on the booking page. Operators understand and agree that once a Traveller Client has received a booking confirmation number, the price for such booking cannot be altered.
Appointment of Sportztrip as Agent for Operator
The Operator hereby appoints Sportztrip as the Operator's agent to facilitate the booking of Group Tours. The Operator will make the Group Tour available to the Traveller in the agreed upon manner as described in their Listing. In accepting appointment as the authorised agent of the Tour Operator, Sportztrip assumes no liability for any acts or omissions of the Operator. The Operator acknowledges and agrees that Sportztrip reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to introduce and collect other fees from you in accordance with the Modification Section of these Terms. Please note that Sportztrip will provide notice of new fees via the Services, prior to implementing such new features.