i) Have read and understand these Terms, and ii) indicate your express acceptance of and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you have confirmed a booking on any Products with more than one client named and booked on such booking, you shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms on behalf of all clients named in the booking (including minors and those under a disability) and traveling on or otherwise participating in any Products (hereinafter “you”, the “Client(s)”), and by such travel or participation all passengers indicate their assent to these Terms. The client who confirmed the booking is deemed to be the designated contact person for all other clients named in such booking. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the Client and The Deb Standard with respect to the subject matter thereof and supersedes all prior agreements, representations and understandings of the parties, written or oral.
1. THE BOOKING CONTRACT
A booking is confirmed and these Terms shall apply when The Deb Standard, or an authorized agent acting on The Deb Standard’ behalf, have received the applicable deposit from the Client and the Client has received written confirmation from The Deb Standard of such booking. The Client confirming the booking must be no less than 25 years of age and agrees to provide full, complete and accurate information as requested by The Deb Standard to confirm such booking. Any Client confirming a booking on any Products with more than one Client named and booked on such booking represents and warrants to The Deb Standard that: i) they have all requisite consents and authority to make such booking on behalf of all other Clients named on the booking, and have communicated all necessary information to the other Clients in order for them to give free and fully informed authorization to do so; ii) the information that they are providing regarding all clients is complete and accurate, and they have obtained all necessary consents and permissions to share such information with The Deb Standard for the purposes of completing the booking; and iii) they will inform all other named Clients on the relevant booking of the applicability of these Terms to the booking and the Clients’ relationship with The Deb Standard.
At any time before a booking is confirmed, The Deb Standard reserves the right to increase or decrease brochure prices of any Products. The Deb Standard reserves the right to decline any booking, in their sole discretion.
2. MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
All Clients should consult their physician regarding their fitness for travel. The Deb Standard encourages all Clients to seek their physician’s advice regarding necessary or advisable vaccinations, medical precautions, or other medical concerns regarding the entirety of the Client’s travel with The Deb Standard. The Deb Standard does not provide medical advice. Clients must notify The Deb Standard in writing prior to the due date of their final payment for their booking of any medical conditions, pregnancy, disability or any other mental and or physical condition which may impact the Client’s fitness to travel, and/or any continuing medical condition. Full disclosure of such information is a condition of traveling on any Product or in any capacity with The Deb Standard. Certain Products may not be suitable for all people due to restrictions posed by limitations in mobility, physical or cognitive disability, pregnancy or various other physical or mental conditions. It is the Client’s responsibility to assess the risks and requirements of each Product in light of such Client’s limitations, physical and mental fitness and condition, and any medical requirements or issues of such Client. The Deb Standard may refuse to carry pregnant women over 24 weeks or Clients with certain conditions, if suitable accommodation or alternate Products or services cannot be arranged. Travel, as offered by The Deb Standard, may involve visiting remote or less developed regions, where medical facilities may not meet the standards of those found in a Client’s home country. The condition of medical facilities in the countries in which The Deb Standard operates varies and The Deb Standard makes no representations and gives no warranties in relation to the standard of such facilities or medical treatment in those regions. The Deb Standard will endeavor to accommodate the special requests of Clients, such as dietary and accommodation requests, but such requests do not form part of these Terms or the contract between Client and The Deb Standard and The Deb Standard is not liable for any failure to accommodate or fulfill such requests.
The Deb Standard Products are available for purchase using major credit cards, Venmo, Cash App, PayPal. Payments shall be made in USD.
4. FINAL PAYMENT SCHEDULE/LATE PAYMENT/ACCEPTANCE OF BOOKING/CLIENT DETAILS
(a) Final Payment: Clients should refer to the confirmation email sent by The Deb Standard and/or their applicable confirmation email for details regarding final payment for any Products booked. Payment of the balance of the price for any Product is due no less than 60 days before the departure date of the first Product to depart (of the Products included in such booking). If full payment is not received by such due date, The Deb Standard may change the rate payable for the Product or may treat the booking of such Product as canceled and shall retain the amount paid on booking as a cancellation fee, at The Deb Standard’ sole discretion. If a Product is booked less than 60 days before the departure date of the first Product to depart (of the Products included in such booking) then the full amount is payable at the time of booking in order for the booking to be confirmed. If for any Product, payment terms differ from those outlined in this section, the applicable terms will be communicated to the Client prior to booking and shall also be detailed on the applicable invoice.
(b) Late Payment: Failure to make a payment on the agreed-upon date, may result in a late fee of $25 per day until the seventh day, after which will be considered a breach of contract and will result in the cancellation of your booking. The Deb Standard maintains the right to assign your spot to the next eligible client on the waitlist. All payments will be forfeited.
(c) Client Details: As a condition to valid confirmation of any booking with The Deb Standard (including all Products) the Client must provide all necessary information as requested by The Deb Standard along with their initial payment. If the Client fails to provide such information prior to 60 days before the departure of the purchased Product, an Administrative Fee will be charged to the Client, and The Deb Standard reserves the right to treat such booking as cancelled and levy any cancellation fees deemed reasonable by The Deb Standard, in its sole discretion. The information required from each Client will vary by Product purchased, and the requirements will be communicated to the Clients during the booking process.
(d) Credit Card Charges: The Deb Standard is not responsible for any charges levied or charged by third parties and/or financial institutions and payable by the Client as a result of credit card or other payment transactions in connection with the purchase of Products and will not refund or return any fees charged by such third parties in connection with payments made by Clients to The Deb Standard.
5. CANCELLATION BY THE CLIENT
Any cancellation of a booking and/or a Product by a Client must be delivered to The Deb Standard in writing and be acknowledged by The Deb Standard in writing. Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE between persons. Payments made beyond the initial deposit are refundable at a rate of a specific percentage and calendar up to 45 days prior to the commencement of the trip.
It is recommended that The Deb Standard’ clients PURCHASE trip cancellation coverage. Trip cancellation insurance is the only means of receiving reimbursement for flights and other non-refundable expenses should you cancel your The Deb Standard trip for any reason, whether voluntarily or as a result of The Deb Standard’ actions.
The Deb Standard is not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that the Client may have incurred as a result of the cancelled booking such as visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, non-refundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc.
To cancel services booked through third party vendors, please contact the applicable vendor.
6. CANCELLATION OF A TOUR BY THE DEB STANDARD
The Deb Standard will not cancel a booking on any tour Product once confirmed, in accordance with these Terms, except for reasons of ‘Force Majeure’, which shall be defined as unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside of the reasonable control of The Deb Standard. When a tour is cancelled by The Deb Standard before the agreed date of departure for reasons not arising from the fault or negligence of or within the reasonable control of the Client, the Client shall have the choice of:
(i) accepting from The Deb Standard a substitute tour Product of equivalent or superior value, where such substitute is reasonably available;
(ii) accepting from The Deb Standard a substitute tour of lower value if no tour of equivalent or superior value is reasonably available, and to recover from The Deb Standard the difference in price between the price of the tour originally purchased and that of the substitute tour; or
(iii) accept from The Deb Standard a full refund of all monies paid for the cancelled tour Product(s).
The Deb Standard is not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that the Client may have incurred as a result of the cancelled booking such as visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, non-refundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc. The Deb Standard reserves the right to issue a full refund in lieu of the choices above, in its sole discretion. Where, after departure, a significant element of the Product(s) as described cannot be provided, The Deb Standard will make suitable alternative arrangements for the continuation of the trip Product(s). If it is not possible to provide a suitable alternative or the Client reasonably rejects any suitable alternatives, The Deb Standard will provide the Client a refund of unused Products or Product portions.
7. UNUSED SERVICES
The Deb Standard shall not offer or pay any discounts or refunds for missed or unused services which were missed or unused by the Client due to no fault of The Deb Standard, which shall include any termination of the Client’s participation in the tour Product due to the Client’s own fault, negligence or breach of these Terms.
8. PRICES, SURCHARGES AND TAXES
Due to the nature of travel and the prices of the resources on which it depends, the published price of any Product is subject to change at any time, before or after booking confirmation, up to 30 days before the departure of such Product. After a Confirmation Invoice has been issued by The Deb Standard to the Client, The Deb Standard reserves the right to impose surcharges on any Product(s), but only for reasons arising from increases in transportation costs, fuel costs, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airport charges, local operator costs, currency and exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes, or government action which impacts the price of the applicable Product(s), but only where the increase in question is greater than 2% of the original price paid for the Product (excluding add-ons, insurance, and taxes). The Deb Standard shall provide notice to the affected Client as soon as reasonably possible upon learning of the necessity to impose a surcharge in accordance with this section.
Where the increase in price is greater than 7% of the price of the applicable Product, upon receiving notification from The Deb Standard the affected Client(s) may elect to either:
(i) cancel the applicable Product booking without incurring any penalty; or
(ii) accept the change of price.
The Client must notify The Deb Standard of their election within 14 days of receipt of notice of the increase, or they shall have been deemed to have accepted the price change and have accepted liability for payment of the increase.
Tours are priced and advertised exclusive of applicable sales taxes and such taxes will be advised to Client at the time of booking and itemized on subsequent invoicing.
The prices of Products advertised on the The Deb Standard website are based on costs in effect at the time of posting to the website. The Deb Standard reserves the right to alter prices of any Product at any time prior to receipt of payment in full for such Product. All dates, itineraries and prices are indicative only and the price quoted at the time of Booking shall be the applicable price, subject to the surcharges that may be levied in accordance with Section 9, above. Changes, revisions, or other amendments may be made to the particulars contained on the The Deb Standard website before a contract is concluded, and such changes, revisions or amendments shall be incorporated herein as of the date of such amendment.
The Client acknowledges by booking a Product and/or agreeing to travel with The Deb Standard that the nature of this type of travel requires considerable flexibility and acknowledges that they will permit reasonable alterations to the Product and/or itinerary by The Deb Standard. The Client acknowledges their understanding that the route, schedules, itineraries, amenities and mode of transport may be subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances or events, which may include sickness or mechanical breakdown, incidents in the location where the Product will be operated, flight cancellations, strikes, events emanating from political disputes, entry or border difficulties, extreme weather and other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances which are beyond the reasonable control of The Deb Standard.
(a) Trip details: The itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations is not a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered, nor does it form part of the contract between the client and the operator. Although the itinerary has been curated with care and details are provided in good faith, The Deb Standard Trips may make improvements that stem from weather changes, local factors, past travelers’ comments, and research, to name a few examples. As a client, you also expressly acknowledge and assume responsibility for inherent risks associated with physical activities you participate in.
(b) Changes made by The Deb Standard: While The Deb Standard will endeavor to operate all Products as advertised, reasonable changes in the itinerary of any Product may be made where deemed necessary or advisable for operational reasons by The Deb Standard, in its sole discretion. If The Deb Standard makes a Material Change (defined as a change affecting at least one in three full tour days of the itinerary, or which materially affects the character of the Product in its entirety) to any Product, The Deb Standard will inform the Client(s) booked on such Product of any Material Change as soon as reasonably possible, provided that there is sufficient time before departure to properly notify all affected Clients. If a Material Change is made more than 14 days prior to departure, the affected Client may elect to:
(i) accept the Material Change and proceed with the amended Product;
(ii) book another Product of equivalent or greater value, if available (Client shall be responsible for paying any difference in price between the amended Product and the Product booked in its place);
(iii) book another Product of a lower value, if available, with a refund payable to the Client of the difference in price; or
(iv) cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid in respect of the land-only portion of the applicable Product (and for clarity, this shall not extend to additional Products booked by the same Client which are not subject to any Material Change).
The affected Client must notify The Deb Standard of their decision in writing within 7 days of receiving the notification of alteration, or they shall have been deemed to accept the Material Change and deemed to have agreed to the amended Product itinerary.
If any Material Change arises from reasons of Force Majeure, as herein defined, the Client shall be entitled to recover only the costs of the Product recoverable by The Deb Standard.
Once a Product experience has departed, changes to such Product’s itinerary may be necessary or advisable as a result of unforeseen circumstances or other reasons related to effective Product operation, health, safety, Client enjoyment, or Client comfort. Any such changes are at the discretion of the The Deb Standard Trip Host and any indirect costs incurred as a result will be the responsibility of the Client. The Client acknowledges that they must have reasonable financial resources to cover incidental expenses on every Product on which they travel, whether or not they arise from a change in the itinerary or from the travel itself, and that The Deb Standard shall not be liable for any Client’s failure to prepare adequately for their travel and unforeseen circumstances which may arise during such travel.
The Deb Standard will not be liable for any indirect and or consequential losses associated with any changes to a Product’s itinerary.
(c) Changes made by the Client: Client may contact The Deb Standard directly by email, to correct any errors in Client’s personal information recorded on their booking. Client is responsible for ensuring that information provided to The Deb Standard in making their booking is accurate, up-to-date, and correct. A one-time transfer from one Product tour to another may be made 60 days or more prior to departure of the applicable Product for a fee of $199, subject to Product availability and approval by The Deb Standard. If such transfer request is approved by The Deb Standard and the Client has transferred to (i) a more expensive Product tour, Client shall pay the difference in price between the cost of Client’s original Product tour and the new Product tour; or (ii) a less expensive Product tour, Client shall not be eligible for a refund of the difference in price between the cost of Client’s original Product tour and the new Product tour. Any request to transfer received less than 60 days before departure of the applicable Product will not be accepted and Client must cancel the Product booking in accordance with the cancellation terms herein and create a new booking for any other Products. The Client may only transfer a booking to a departure date 6 months from the original date of purchase. Any changes to the traveling Client’s name on any Product booking are subject to The Deb Standard’ approval and applicable Administrative Fees may apply, which will be payable by the Client.
(d) Other Changes: Any changes to a file will depend on availability and will be on a request basis and subject to The Deb Standard’ approval. Any extra costs incurred for making the change will be charged to the Client along with an Administrative Fee. No changes are permitted to any booking within 30 days of departure of the first Product to depart under the applicable booking.
Product tour prices do not include international airfare or any other flights unless expressly mentioned in the inclusions.
(a) Quotes: All quotes are in US Dollars, unless otherwise stated. The Deb Standard consultants will quote the best price available at the time of quoting for the travel dates requested. Quotes provide an indicative price only, and represent no price commitment by The Deb Standard.
(b) Options: The Client may hold an option on a flight with The Deb Standard through our commissioned consultant. This option guarantees the seat at the quoted price for the same business day. After close of business that day (5pm EST, Monday to Friday) if the option is not confirmed, the option is deemed to have expired and is no longer valid.
(c) Price changes: Until tickets are issued, The Deb Standard consultants reserve the right to change prices in the event of any price increase for any reason including, but not limited to, airfares wrongfully quoted due to system error, the price of fuel and/or currency fluctuations or government taxes or levies, or any other cause whatsoever.
(d) Full payment: Full payment must be paid before the option period described in (b), above, expires to guarantee the reservation at quoted price and secure applicable tickets. By making full payment, the Client agrees that they accept the air travel arrangements as requested at the total price quoted. Cancellation fees will apply if the Client subsequently decides to cancel after any ticket has been issued.
(e) Changes & cancellations: Unless otherwise stated, airline tickets are 100% non-changeable & non-refundable once tickets have been issued. Changes made prior to ticket issuance may be applied at the The Deb Standard consultants’ sole discretion, and will also be subject to administrative fees, as applicable, to be payable by the Client.
(f) Flight reconfirmation: Client is responsible for confirming flight times, numbers, and details at all times to ensure a timely departure. The Deb Standard is not responsible for any change to airline schedules or flight numbers after tickets have been issued. Clients may contact appropriate airline or airport information sources in order to obtain relevant up to date flight information.
(g) Airline tickets: Once issued, all airline tickets are non-transferable and valid only for the dates and routings shown. If an airline ticket is lost, the client is responsible for the full cost of a new ticket and any changes that may occur in replacement.
(h) Airline, airport or weather delays: The Deb Standard is not responsible for any additional expenses or loss that may arise from airline, airport or weather delays. The Deb Standard will not reimburse for any additional expenses incurred by the Client as a result of such events or delays. The Deb Standard will not refund any unused portion of air tickets purchased in the event of such delays or due to any reasons beyond its direct control.
(i) Booking Fee: All flights booked by The Deb Standard or a The Deb Standard consultant will be charged a $50 booking fee to be paid at the time of airline ticket purchasing.
13. ACCEPTANCE OF RISK
The Client acknowledges that the nature of Product tours may involve a significant amount of risk to Clients’ health and/or safety. The Client hereby assumes all such risk and does hereby release The Deb Standard from all claims and causes of action arising from any damages or injuries or death resulting from these risks inherent in travel, visiting local and foreign destinations, and participating in adventurous activities such as those included in Product itineraries.
Accommodation, transportation, activities and excursions, and other components of The Deb Standard’ Products will be arranged by The Deb Standard with suppliers local to the region where the Product operates, who may themselves engage the services of local operators and/or sub-contractors. Standards of hygiene, accommodation and transport in some countries where Product tours can take place are often lower than comparable standards than what the Client may reasonably expect in their home country or region. The Deb Standard at all times endeavors to appoint reputable and competent local suppliers and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations concerning health and safety in the regions where Product tours operate. The terms and conditions of all suppliers of Product components will be applicable to the Product component provided by such supplier and are expressly incorporated into these Terms. These may limit or exclude liability of the supplier. The liability of The Deb Standard will not exceed that of any supplier of any Product component. The components that make up each Product tour shall be regarded as having been satisfactorily performed and delivered solely in reference to the regulations and laws concerning health and safety in the applicable jurisdiction where such component is operated.
14. AUTHORITY ON TOUR & CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY
At all times the decision of the The Deb Standard Trip Host or other designated representative will be final on all matters regarding safety and well being of Clients and operational requirements of the Product tour. By traveling with The Deb Standard, the Client agrees to abide by the authority of the Trip Host or designated representative. The Client must at all times strictly comply with all applicable laws and regulations of all countries and regions visited on the applicable Product tour. If the Client is affected by any condition, medical or otherwise, that might affect Client’s ability to travel or participate in adventure travel activities, Client’s enjoyment of the Product tour being booked, the ability to travel or enjoyment of any other Clients on the Product tour, or the treatment to be administered to the Client in any emergency situation, the Client must advise The Deb Standard at the time of booking and complete a medical form provided by The Deb Standard, along with any other documents reasonably requested by The Deb Standard to ensure the health and safety of all Clients who travel with The Deb Standard.
Should the Client fail to comply with the above or commit any illegal act when on the Product tour or, if in the opinion of the Experience Designer (in his/her and/or The Deb Standard’ sole discretion), the Client’s behavior is causing or is likely to cause danger, distress or material annoyance to others, The Deb Standard may terminate that Client’s travel arrangements on any Product immediately without any liability on The Deb Standard’ part and the Client will not be entitled to any refund for unused or missed services or costs incurred resulting from the termination of the travel arrangements, including, without limitation, return travel, accommodations, meals, and/or incidentals.
Clients agree that they are responsible for any costs incurred by The Deb Standard, The Deb Standard’ suppliers or The Deb Standard’ partners, as a result of damage, destruction, theft, or excess cleaning fees related to Client’s accommodation, transport, or other use of facilities while on the Product tour. Clients agree to immediately report any pre-existing damage of this kind to staff of the accommodation, transportation service, or facility (as appropriate) and/or a The Deb Standard’ representative as soon as possible upon discovery by the Client.
Client agrees to take all prudent measures in relation to their own safety while on any The Deb Standard Trip, including, but not limited to, the proper use of safety devices such as seatbelts, harnesses, and helmets, and obeying all posted signs and warnings in relation to Client health and safety. The Deb Standard shall not be liable for any failure on the Client’s part to comply with this paragraph.
15. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
(a) Valid Passport: The Client is entirely responsible for securing and must be in possession at all times while on a Product tour of a valid passport required for entry, departure and travel to each country or region visited or traveled through throughout the itinerary of the applicable Product tour, and for re-entry to the Client’s country of residence or departure (passport must be valid six months past the last date of travel with The Deb Standard), as well as all visas, permits and certificates including vaccination certificates and insurance policies, required for entry into all regions and participation in all parts of the Product tour itinerary. The Client accepts full responsibility for obtaining all such documents, visas and permits prior to the start of the Product tour, and is solely responsible for any adverse consequences resulting from missing or defective documentation. Client agrees that they are responsible for the full amount of any loss or expense suffered or paid by The Deb Standard or any of its third party suppliers which are a direct result of the Client’s failure to secure proper travel documentation. Any information or advice given by The Deb Standard regarding visas, vaccinations, climate, clothing, baggage, special equipment, etc. is purely advisory, provided as a courtesy to the Client, and The Deb Standard is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the information provided, or in the information provided to Clients by third parties such as government or travel authorities.
(b) Documents: Please note that all travel documents for Products such as vouchers, itineraries and invoices will be sent electronically and via email to the e-mail address provided on booking.
(c) Trip Details: The Client acknowledges that due to the changing nature of travel, they are responsible for keeping up to date on the details of their travel on the The Deb Standard website, including, but not limited to checking the website at least 72 hours prior to departure to ensure the Client has the most current Trip Details as minor changes may have been made since the tour documents were originally provided by The Deb Standard.
16. FORCE MAJEURE
The Deb Standard shall not be liable in any way to the Client for death, bodily injury, illness, damage, delay or other loss or detriment to person or property, or financial costs both direct and indirect incurred, or for The Deb Standard’ failure to commence, perform and/or complete any duty owed to the Client if such death, delay, bodily injury (including emotional distress or injury), illness, damage or other loss or detriment to person or property is caused by Act of God, war or war like operations, mechanical breakdowns, terrorist activities or threat thereof, civil commotions, labor difficulties, interference by authorities, political disturbance, Covid-19 restrictions, howsoever and where so ever any of the same may arise or be caused, riot, insurrection and government restraint, fire, extreme weather or any other cause whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of The Deb Standard; or an event which The Deb Standard or the supplier of services, even with all due care, could not foresee.
CLIENT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL CLIENTS OBTAIN TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH A MINIMUM MEDICAL, EVACUATION, AND REPATRIATION COVERAGE OF US$200,000 covering all applicable dates of any travel with The Deb Standard and this insurance should cover personal injury and emergency medical expenses. Thirty days before the departure of each Product tour, The Deb Standard will verify that Clients have such insurance in place and coverage as per the suggested amounts above. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that Clients also extend their coverage to include cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to the Client. The Deb Standard shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects of Clients while participating in a Product tour. Clients should not leave personal belongings unattended in any public areas, on board any mode of transportation, or elsewhere, and are responsible at all times for their own effects and belongings. The Deb Standard cannot accept responsibility for and in no event shall be liable for loss or damage of valuables or other articles left in or on facilities used by The Deb Standard such as hotels, homestays, vessels, expedition vehicles, or any other mode of transportation. Client acknowledges that the cost of the Product tour does not include any insurance coverage for such Client, and that the Client is required to obtain separate coverage at an additional cost to the Product tour price. When obtaining travel insurance the Client must ensure the insurer is aware of the type of travel to be undertaken so that the insurer may properly cover travel on the applicable The Deb Standard Product.
18. DISCOUNTS AND PROMOTIONS
All discounts and any reduced pricing and/or promotional benefits are applied at The Deb Standard’ sole discretion. From time-to-time The Deb Standard may offer reduced pricing on selected Product tours. The reduced pricing applies strictly to new bookings, and bookings that have already been confirmed (which for these purposes shall mean bookings in respect of which payment has been made in full or in part and has been received by The Deb Standard) are not entitled to the reduced pricing. Clients agree that if they have previously cancelled a booking in their name for a Product, they shall not be entitled to re-book on the same or any similar Product tour with any promotion or discount applied, even in the event that they may appear otherwise entitled to such discount.
19. CLAIMS AND COMPLAINTS
Client agrees to bring any complaints regarding a Product to The Deb Standard as soon as possible in order to provide The Deb Standard with the opportunity to address such complaint properly. Client agrees to inform the Experience Designer at the earliest opportunity, or to inform The Deb Standard’ Operations Manager or The Deb Standard’ Customer Service department directly. The Deb Standard assumes no liability for complaints that are not properly brought to the attention of The Deb Standard with sufficient notice for The Deb Standard to resolve or attempt to resolve any Client complaints. Any complaint made after the completion of a Product tour must be received in writing by The Deb Standard directly at within 30 days of the end of the tour. Client acknowledges and agrees that The Deb Standard will not accept any liability for claims received after this period.
20. CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY
The Client acknowledges that depending on the nature of the Product booked, or the location(s) in which such Product is to operate, there may be a significant degree of personal risk involved in travel on the Product. There are dangers inherent to adventure travel generally and Client acknowledges they have considered such risk to health and safety and are willing to assume it, by confirming their booking of such Product. The Client acknowledges she or he has considered the potential risks, dangers and challenges in light of their own personal capabilities and needs, and expressly assumes the risks attendant to travel under such conditions. The Client acknowledges and agrees that The Deb Standard is not responsible for providing information or guidance to the Client with respect to local customs, weather conditions, specific safety concerns, physical challenges or laws in effect in any locations where Products are operated, and The Deb Standard strongly encourages that Clients locate or make contact with his/her local embassy or consulate in each destination prior to departure on any The Deb Standard Product.
21. EXTRAS/ADD ONS
Extras (which for the purposes of this section mean any activity, transportation, meal, or any other product or service not expressly included in the Product description or itinerary, or in the price of the Product) do not form part of the tour or Product. Client agrees that any assistance given by the The Deb Standard Trip Host or other The Deb Standard representative in arranging, selecting, or booking any Extras is purely at the request of the Client, and The Deb Standard makes no warranties regarding such information and expressly disclaims any liability whatsoever arising from any Extras or participation thereon by any Client, or any information provided by any The Deb Standard representative or Experience Designer regarding any Extras. Accordingly, the Client hereby releases The Deb Standard from all claims and causes of action arising from any damages, loss of enjoyment, inconvenience, or injuries related to Extras.
The Deb Standard is not responsible for any damages, expenses, losses, or claims which are attributable to the fault of any Client, the unforeseeable or unavoidable act or omission of a third party unconnected with the provision of any services that form any part of the Product(s), or a force majeure event (as herein defined).
THE CLIENT MUST COMMUNICATE AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY, IN WRITING, TO THE DEB STANDARD ANY SUCH FAILURE THAT THE CLIENT ALLEGES HAS OCCURRED. In the event that any loss, death, injury or illness is caused by the negligent acts and/or omissions of The Deb Standard or of the third-party suppliers of any services which form part of the Contract, then The Deb Standard limits its liability and any liability The Deb Standard may incur for the negligent acts and/or omissions of its suppliers shall be limited to a maximum of the price which the Client paid for the Product, not including insurance premiums and administration charges. Where this relates to loss of and/or damage to luggage and/or other personal possessions then The Deb Standard’ liability will not exceed $1,000. The Deb Standard will not at any time be liable for any loss of or damage to valuables of any nature. The Client agrees that they shall be precluded from making a double recovery by making the same claims and seeking recovery against The Deb Standard and its suppliers, contractors or other third parties.
Hotels, shuttle services or other constituent elements of a Product will be arranged by The Deb Standard with suppliers local to the regions in which the Product operates, who may themselves engage the services of other local operators and/or sub-contractors. The Deb Standard will at all times endeavor to appoint reputable and competent local suppliers. The terms and conditions of the suppliers will be applicable and are expressly incorporated into these Terms, and the Client assents to those terms and conditions and the limitations and obligations contained therein. These may limit or exclude liability of the supplier. The liability of The Deb Standard will not exceed that of any supplier. All suppliers will be selected and assessed by The Deb Standard in reference to local laws and regulations in the relevant country of operation. Neither The Deb Standard nor any carrier is liable for the acts or omissions of any independent contractors.
In the event that any term or condition contained herein is unenforceable or void by operation of law or as being against public policy or for any other reason then such term or condition shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms or amended accordingly only to such extent necessary to allow all remaining terms and conditions hereof to survive and continue as binding. If any provision of these Terms is found to be so broad as to be unenforceable, such provision shall be interpreted to be only so broad as is enforceable. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision hereof shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.
25. CONTRACT PARTIES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS
These Terms shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon The Deb Standard and the Client and their respective heirs, legal personal representatives, successors and assigns, as well as anyone named in any booking made by the booking Client on whose behalf the Client is purchasing any Product.
The Deb Standard, exists under, and is pursuant to, the laws of Florida.
26. APPLICABLE LAW
The Contract and these Terms are subject to the laws of Florida, and all Clients submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Florida, United States for the resolution of any dispute under these Terms or concerning a Product.
28. ONLINE BOOKINGS
All online reservations shall be deemed as booked in the United States, and shall be subject to United States law and jurisdiction.
29. IMAGES AND MARKETING
The Client agrees that while participating in any The Deb Standard Product images, photos or videos may be taken by other Clients and/or The Deb Standard representatives or the The Deb Standard Trip Host that may contain or feature the Client in part or in whole. The Client acknowledges that they consent to any such pictures being taken and agree that Client hereby grants a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to The Deb Standard, its affiliates and assigns, to reproduce for any purpose whatsoever (including marketing and promotions), in any medium whatsoever, whether currently known or hereinafter devised, without any further obligation to the Client or compensation payable to such Client.
30. REFUSAL OF SERVICE
The Deb Standard retains the right to refuse service to any Client at any time, for any lawful reason whatsoever, in its sole discretion.
The Deb Standard reserves the right to update and/or alter these Terms at anytime, and shall post the amended Terms on the The Deb Standard website (). Any such amendment shall take effect 7 days following its posting to The Deb Standard website. The latest Terms, as amended, may be accessed any time on The Deb Standard’ website, or will be sent to Client upon their written request to The Deb Standard. Clients shall be deemed to have accepted any amendments to these Terms on the date that is 7 days after their posting on The Deb Standard’ website. The Deb Standard recommends that all Clients refer to the Terms prior to their travel to familiarize themselves with the most up-to-date version hereof.
(a) Clients purchasing from the wait list must purchase from the full payment plan. Unless otherwise mentioned, roommates will be selected at random.
(b) Payment Plans. On your payment due date, the Client must submit payment to The Deb Standard via the agreed upon method.