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Terms & Conditions
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These are the terms under which we offer Atelier Tours Paris Tours. By registering and paying your deposit for a Tour, you agree to all terms and are entering into this Participant Agreement with us. Please read these terms carefully before making a deposit or payment for a Tour. These terms may be supplemented by additional terms and conditions specific to your Tour (“Supplemental Terms”). In the event of a conflict between this agreement and the supplemental terms, the Supplemental Terms will apply.
Atelier Tours Paris Participant Agreement
Atelier Tours Paris, a part of A to Zed Corp., acts only as the trip sponsor and is not responsible for the acts or omissions of other parties. The trip described on the Atelier Tours Paris website (the “Website”) is provided by the co-founders named on the Website. Atelier Tours Paris and the Operators are collectively referred to as “we or “us”. The terms and conditions of this Participant Agreement apply to your Tour and the program for the Tour (the “Itinerary”).
Pricing and Inclusions:
Quoted Tour prices are per person, single or double occupancy as indicated. Prices include programming, planning, handling and operational charges and are based on current rates of exchange, tariffs and taxes in effect at the time of publication. We reserve the right to increase Tour prices to cover increased costs, tariffs, taxes and V.A.T. received after prices are published and to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange markets. We will not give a breakdown in the price of a Tour or its parts. Modification of Tour content size will not affect the published price.
Quoted Tour prices exclude: travel insurance; airfare, including airfare and other transportation to and from the Tour (unless otherwise noted on your Tour itinerary); costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas; airport departure taxes (unless otherwise noted); excess baggage charges; gratuities to the drivers and guides; meals and alcoholic beverages other than those specified in the Itinerary; sightseeing not included in the Itinerary; and personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges and optional activities (which are subject to availability).
Reservations and Payments:
The per person Tour prices and deposit amounts are listed on the Website. A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure your booking. Upon receipt of the deposit, the Operator will send you a confirmation and receipt of your booking. Your final payment is due 10 business days from the date the deposit is received and acknowledged. Exception: 1 day tours require non-refundable payment in full at the time of booking. Only 1 day Tours are transferrable and require a minimum of 24 hours notice with the new guest contact information.
All custom, “As You Wish Tours” require payment in full at time of booking and are non-refundable.
Cancellation by You:
Cancellation must be received in writing via email or hard-copy 31 days prior to the commencement of your Tour. You will be refunded 25% of any amount paid in excess of the initial, non-refundable 50% deposit. If your cancellation is received within 30 days of the commencement of your Tour the Operator reserves the right to retain all monies collected.
Note: Your decision not to participate on the Tour due to State Department warnings, fear of travel, illness or any other reason will be deemed a cancellation. If a flight or other delay for any reason prevents you from joining the Tour on the Tour beginning date and time, you will be considered a no-show, and we cannot provide a full or partial refund or credit toward a future Tour, but you may join the Tour late if you wish.
We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation and medical insurance. Any questions about what travel insurance does or does not cover should be addressed directly to the travel insurance company. If you decline insurance coverage, you will personally assume full responsibility for any financial loss associated with your travel arrangements, and you could lose your travel investment and/or have to pay more money to correct the situation.
Air transportation is not included in the price of the Tour. You are responsible for making air transportation arrangements. The tour Operator is not responsible for delayed or cancelled air transportation that causes you to be late arriving or departing the Tour. We do not assume any responsibility related to air transportation arranged by you.
Private car service from and returning to the airport (Roissy, France - CDG) at the beginning and end of the Tour is included in the price of the Tour. This car service is provided by an independent operator. We are not responsible for delays or no-show by the car service operator. We will make alternate arrangements as necessary to provide this transfer service. Type of car service to/from points on the Tour will be at the discretion of the Operator, which is included in the price of the Tour.
Passports and Visas:
You are solely responsible for complying with passport and visa requirements for France. For U.S. travelers, international travel requires a passport valid six (6) months beyond your intended return travel date. It is recommended that you check with the U.S. Department of State website for the latest passport and visa requirements.
Cancellation or Substitution by Us:
We will make commercially reasonable efforts to keep the Itinerary as it has been published; however, the final Itinerary may vary due to availability and factors beyond our control. We may in our sole discretion substitute services such as hotels or goods of similar quality for any service or goods stated in the Itinerary. If an Atelier Tours Paris vendor (“Vendor”) cancels, the Operator will make every effort to find a replacement. You will not be refunded in whole or in part when the Operator is unable to find a replacement vendor. We reserve the right to cancel any Tour because of inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically infeasible to operate or because of our concerns with respect to the safety, health or welfare of our travelers or operators. If we cancel a Tour in its entirety, or, if a Tour in progress must be interrupted or canceled, our liability shall be strictly limited to a refund of the recoverable cost of any unused portion of the Tour. We will not be liable for any costs, damages or refunds of any kind for any loss, delay, inconvenience, disappointment or expense whatsoever in such circumstances.
Other Taxes and Fees:
Some governments charge departure taxes and/or fees. These fees are the responsibility of each passenger traveling to the designated country and are not included in the Tour price unless stated. Guests are responsible for any duty/taxes required for their own purchases for anything not included in the Tour price.
We assume no liability for loss or damage to baggage in transit to and from a Tour or while on a Tour. We recommend purchasing a supplemental travel insurance package.
Unless expressly noted otherwise in the Tour description, all Tour guests must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Suppliers Acts or Omissions:
The Operator acts only as an independent contractor to supply or arrange for the travel services named in your Itinerary or otherwise to procure services or goods from third parties such as hotels, guides, driving services, restaurants and providers of atelier education (the “Suppliers”). The Operators assume no responsibility for any personal injury, property damage or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any act or omission of any of the Suppliers.
Conduct During the Tour:
You are responsible for respecting the authority and following the directions of the Tour guides and the laws of the country in your Itinerary during a Tour. We may exclude you from participating in all or any part of the Tour if, in our sole discretion, your condition or behavior renders you unfit for the Tour or unfit for continuation once the Tour has begun. Unfitness may include, without limitation, any behavior that, regardless of its cause, is inappropriate or offensive or interferes with the delivery of Tour services or may constitute a hazard or embarrassment. In such case, our liability shall be strictly limited to refund of the recoverable cost of any unused portion of the Tour. Should you decide for any reason not to participate in certain parts of the Tour or use certain goods included in the Tour, no refunds will be made for those unused parts of the Tour or goods. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any costs, damages, losses or liabilities arising out of (a) the actions or omissions of anyone traveling with you and (b) if you checked the box indicating that you are signing on behalf of yourself and your traveling companions, your companions’ claims that you were not authorized to agree to this Participant Agreement on their behalf.
Limitation of Liability and Damages:
In no event will we be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage or any special, punitive, exemplary, direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages of any kind, whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, that arise out of or are in any way connected with the Tour, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
Travel Advisories and Warnings: It is your responsibility to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the U.S. State Department’s travel website at travel.state.gov.
We assume no responsibility for any personal injury, property damage or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any matter beyond our exclusive control including but not limited to a delay or cancellation that causes you to miss all or any portion of the Tour, acts of God, acts of government, war, terrorist acts, riots, disaster, weather extremes or strikes. We have no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the Suppliers, unsafe conditions, health hazards, weather hazards or climate extremes at locations to which you may travel. You understand that health care standards, facilities and services abroad may be different or even inadequate for treating health conditions. For information concerning possible dangers at foreign destinations, we recommend visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs’ website which lists each country’s Travel Advisory. For medical information, we recommend contacting the Centers for Disease Control at (877) FYI-TRIP or www.cdc.gov/travel.
Assumption of Risks and Release:
If you participate in activities during your Tour, certain risks and dangers may arise, including, but not limited to, the risk of accidents in remote places without access to medical facilities, transportation or means of rapid evacuation and assistance; the hazards of traveling in unsafe or politically unstable areas or under unsafe conditions; the dangers of civil disturbances, war, extortion, kidnapping and terrorist activities; dangers and risks inherent in activities; and dangers of local law enforcement activity. You hereby expressly assume all of these risks and dangers, and you hereby expressly agree to forever release, discharge and hold us and our agents, employees, officers and directors, harmless against any and all liability, actions, causes of actions, suits, claims and demands of any and every kind and nature whatsoever which you now have or which may hereafter arise out of or in connection with your Tour or participation in any activities in which you participate.
Arbitration and Waiver of Trial by Jury:
You agree to present any claims against us within ninety (90) days after the Tour ends and to file any suit within one (1) year of the incident, and you acknowledge that this expressly limits the applicable statute of limitations to one (1) year. In lieu of litigation and jury trials, each of which is expressly waived, any dispute concerning, relating or referring to this Participation Agreement, the Website, or any other literature concerning your trip or the Tour shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration in Reno, Nevada, according to the then existing commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. Such proceeding will be governed by the substantive law of the State of Nevada. The arbitrator(s) and not any federal, state, or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this Participant Agreement, including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this Participant Agreement is void or voidable.
You hereby give A to Zed Corp., its subsidiaries’ and affiliates’, legal representatives and those acting with its authority and permission, the right to use your name, biographical information, voice and any and all photographs, drawings and likenesses of you, either alone or in conjunction with other names, photographs or drawings for the purpose of advertising, publicity and trade, in any medium or forum throughout the world in perpetuity, including, but not limited to magazine advertisements, press releases and websites, without compensation to you. You hereby release and discharge A to Zed Corp. and anyone authorized by them from any and all legal claims and demands arising out of, or in connection with, the use of your name, biographical information, photographs, drawings, or likenesses of you. You warrant that (a) you are of legal age and have every right to contract in your own name; (b) other than the statements contained in this Name and Liability Release, no representations have been made to you upon which you are relying; and (c) you have read and am fully familiar with the contents of this Name and Liability Release and understand that you are legally bound by it.
Medical Conditions and Special Assistance: Some of our Tours incorporate active elements such as walking on uneven surfaces, bicycle riding and visiting historic attractions; you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the level of activity that will be involved in your Tour. You must disclose in your Participant Information Form (or at such later time when you become aware of such a condition) any existing physical or mental illness, disability, pregnancy or any other condition which may create a health hazard for yourself or others during the Tour or for which you may require medical attention or special accommodation during the Tour. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your needs, but you must notify us at the time of final booking for a determination of what assistance we can reasonably provide. We regret that we cannot accommodate you if you have special needs for ordinary daily activities, such as walking and dining. In no instance will our Suppliers or we physically lift or assist you on to or off any vehicles. If we cannot accommodate your special needs, you must be accompanied by a companion who will be responsible for independently providing the needed assistance. We reserve the right to decline acceptance of anyone we consider unsuitable due to fitness level. We also reserve the right to remove you from the Tour, at your own expense, if your condition is such that it could create a hazard to you or others, or otherwise impact the enjoyment of other guests.
General: Facsimile or scanned transmission of any signed document shall be deemed delivery of an original. If there are any conflicts between this Participant Agreement and the Itinerary, this Participant Agreement shall apply. All applications are subject to review and approval. We reserve the right to decline to do business with anyone on a nondiscriminatory basis.
***We, Atelier Tours Paris (A to Zed Corp.) are not responsible for any errors or omissions in this document.***
A LARGE PRINT COPY OF THIS AGREEMENT IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.