Web Site Terms, Conditions, and Notices

Terms Used in this Agreement 

The terms “we”, “us”, and “our” refer to Expedia, Inc., a Washington corporation; Activity Information Center, Inc., a Hawaii corporation and subsidiary of Expedia, Inc.; and Premier Getaway, Inc. a Florida corporation and subsidiary of Expedia, Inc.; doing business as Local Expert, Expedia Local Expert and Activity World (collectively “Expedia”.)  The term “you” refers to the customer visiting the Website.

Purpose of this Website

This Website is offered to you conditioned upon your acceptance without modification of all the terms, conditions, and notices set forth below (collectively, the “Agreement”). By accessing or using this Website in any manner, you agree to be bound by the Agreement.  Please read the Agreement carefully. If you do not accept all of these terms and conditions, please do not use this Website. Be sure to return to this page periodically to review the most current version of the Agreement.  We reserve the right at any time, at our sole discretion, to change or otherwise modify the Agreement without prior notice, and your continued access or use of this Website signifies your acceptance of the updated or modified Agreement.

USE OF THE WEBSITE

As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant that (i) you are at least 18 years of age, (ii) you possess the legal authority to create a binding legal obligation, (iii) you will use this Website in accordance with this Agreement, and (iv) all information supplied by you on this Website is true, accurate, current and complete.  We retain the right at our sole discretion to deny access to anyone to this Website and the services we offer, at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, for violation of this Agreement.

PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

The content and information on this Website (including, but not limited to the price of the Products), as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is proprietary to us or our suppliers and providers.  You agree not to otherwise modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from or through this Website. Additionally, you agree not to:

  1. use this Website or its contents for any commercial purpose;
  2. access, monitor or copy any content or information of this Website using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express written permission;
  3. violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on this Website or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to this Website;
  4. take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  5. deep-link to any portion of this Website (including, without limitation, the purchase path for any Products) for any purpose without our express written permission; or
  6. “frame”, “mirror” or otherwise incorporate any part of this Website into any other website without our prior written authorization.

PRIVACY POLICY

Expedia believes in protecting your privacy. Please click here to review our current Privacy Policy, which also governs your use of the Website, to understand our practices: Privacy Policy.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS, INCLUDING PRICING ERRORS. IN PARTICULAR, EXPEDIA AND ITS CORPORATE AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “EXPEDIA COMPANIES”) AND THE AFFILIATED, CO-BRANDED AND/OR LINKED WEBSITE PARTNERS THROUGH WHOM WE PROVIDE SERVICE (COLLECTIVELY, “EXPEDIA AFFILIATES”) DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF, AND DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OTHER INACCURACIES RELATING TO THE INFORMATION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCTS DISPLAYED ON THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PRICING, PHOTOGRAPHS, GENERAL PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS, ETC.). IN ADDITION, EXPEDIA EXPRESSLY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY PRICING ERRORS ON OUR WEBSITE AND/OR ON PENDING RESERVATIONS MADE UNDER AN INCORRECT PRICE.  THE EXPEDIA COMPANIES, THE EXPEDIA AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, AND PRODUCTS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND THE INCLUSION OR OFFERING OF ANY PRODUCTS ON THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION OF SUCH PRODUCTS BY THE EXPEDIA COMPANIES OR THE EXPEDIA AFFILIATES. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, AND PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE EXPEDIA COMPANIES, THE EXPEDIA AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS OR ANY EMAIL SENT FROM THE EXPEDIA COMPANIES, THE EXPEDIA AFFILIATES, AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE EXPEDIA COMPANIES, THE EXPEDIA AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, AND PRODUCTS INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

THE SUPPLIERS PROVIDING THE PRODUCTS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND NOT AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES OF THE EXPEDIA COMPANIES, OR THE EXPEDIA AFFILIATES. THE EXPEDIA COMPANIES AND THE EXPEDIA AFFILIATES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTS, ERRORS, OMISSIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, BREACHES OR NEGLIGENCE OF ANY SUCH SUPPLIERS OR FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING THEREFROM. THE EXPEDIA COMPANIES AND THE EXPEDIA AFFILIATES HAVE NO LIABILITY AND WILL MAKE NO REFUND IN THE EVENT OF ANY CANCELLATION, OVERBOOKING, STRIKE, FORCE MAJEURE OR OTHER CAUSES BEYOND THEIR DIRECT CONTROL, AND THEY HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSE, OMISSIONS, OR ACTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AUTHORITY.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE EXPEDIA COMPANIES, THE EXPEDIA AFFILIATES, AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, YOUR ACCESS TO, DISPLAY OF OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO ACCESS, DISPLAY OR USE THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR RELIANCE UPON OPINIONS APPEARING ON THIS WEB SITE; ANY COMPUTER VIRUSES, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, LINKED SITES, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE; OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE ACCESS TO, DISPLAY OF OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE) WHETHER BASED ON A THEORY OF NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, AND EVEN IF THE EXPEDIA COMPANIES, THE EXPEDIA AFFILIATES AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

If, despite the limitation above, the Expedia Companies, the Expedia Affiliates or their respective suppliers are found liable for any loss or damage which arises out of or in any way connected with any of the occurrences described above, then the Expedia Companies, the Expedia Affiliates or their respective suppliers liabilities will in no event exceed, in the aggregate, the greater of (a) the transaction fees assessed for your transactions on this Website, or (b) One-Hundred Dollars (US$100.00).

The limitation of liability reflects the allocation of risk between the parties. The limitations specified in this section will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in these terms is found to have failed of its essential purpose. The limitations of liability provided in these terms inure to the benefit of the Expedia Companies, the Expedia Affiliates, and/or their respective suppliers.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend and indemnify the Expedia Companies, the Expedia Affiliates, and/or their respective suppliers and any of their officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought by third parties as a result of:

  1. your breach of this Agreement or the documents referenced herein;
  2. your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or
  3. your use of this Website.

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES

This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than Expedia. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download (whether from this Website or other websites) is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects and other items of a destructive nature. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.

SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE

Any software that is made available to download from this Website (“Software”) is the copyrighted work of the Expedia Companies, Expedia Affiliates, and/or our respective suppliers. Your use of such Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies, or is included with, the Software (“License Agreement”). You may not install or use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless you first agree to the License Agreement terms. For any Software made available for download on this Website not accompanied by a License Agreement, we hereby grant to you, the user, a limited, personal, nontransferable license to use the Software for viewing and otherwise using this Website in accordance with these terms and conditions and for no other purpose.

Please note that all Software, including, without limitation, all HTML code and Active X controls contained on this Website, is owned by the Expedia Companies, Expedia Affiliates, and/or our respective suppliers, and is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software is expressly prohibited, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT.

CURRENCY CONVERTER

Currency rates are based on various publicly available sources and should be used as guidelines only. Rates are not verified as accurate, and actual rates may vary. Currency quotes are not updated every day. Check the date on the currency converter feature for the day that currency was last updated. The information supplied by this application is believed to be accurate, but the Expedia Companies, the Expedia Affiliates, and/or our respective suppliers do not warrant or guarantee such accuracy. When using this information for any financial purpose, we advise you to consult a qualified professional to verify the accuracy of the currency rates. We do not authorize the use of this information for any purpose other than your personal use and you are expressly prohibited from the resale, redistribution, and use of this information for commercial purposes.

 

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES

All contents of this Website are © 2012 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved.  Expedia is not responsible for content on websites operated by parties other than Activity Information Center, Inc., Activity World, Expedia, Inc., Expedia, Expedia.com, ASAP A Sudden Amazing Price, Elite Plus, Expedia ASAP, Expedia Local Expert, Expedia Rewards, Expedia Secret Saver, Expedia!Fun, Expedia QuickConnect, Expedia To Go, Expedia Travel Trendwatch, Insiders’ Select, Local Expert, Park And Away, Premier Getaways, Inc., QuickConnect, Strand-Insprirator, Traveler Opinions, Trend Tracker, Trendwatch, TripAssist, Tripcontroller, Vacation Deprivation, Where You Book Matters, the AgentRez logo, the Best Price Guarantee logo, the Elite Plus logo, the Expedia Insiders’ Select logo, the Expedia Local Expert logo and the Airplane logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos and product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

If you are aware of an infringement of our brand, please let us know by e-mailing us at hotline@expedia.com . We only address messages concerning brand infringement at this email address.
CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT & COUNTER-NOTIFICATION

Expedia respects the copyrights of others.  If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by us infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a written notice that includes the following information.  Please note that we will not process your complaint if it isn’t properly filled out or if the complaint is incomplete:

  1. A clear identification of the copyrighted work you claim was infringed.
  2. A clear identification of the material you claim is infringing the copyrighted work, and information that will allow us to locate that material on the Website, such as a link to the infringing material.
  3. Your contact information so that we can reply to your complaint, preferably including an email address and telephone number.
  4. 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.”
  5. 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.”
  6. The notice must be signed by the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Notices with respect to this Website should be sent to us by email to exp-copyright@expedia.com for the fastest resolution.

You may also send us your notice using the contact information below:

Expedia, Inc.
Attn: IP/Trademark Legal Dept., DMCA Complaints
333 108th Avenue NE
Bellevue WA 98004

OR you may fax it to: (425) 679-7251, Attn: IP/Trademark Legal Dept., DMCA Complaints

We will review and address all notices that comply with the requirements above. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we may notify the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that he or she can make a counter notification.
We suggest that you seek legal counsel before filing a notice.  Any misrepresentations in your notice regarding whether content or activity is infringing may expose you to liability for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees).  In one case involving online content (See Online Policy Group vs. Diebold, Inc.), a company paid more than $100,000 in costs and attorneys fees after targeting content protected by the U.S. fair use doctrine.

For any additional questions regarding the DMCA process for Expedia, please contact us at (425) 679-3751.

ACCOUNT TERMINATION:

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable law, Expedia has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Expedia’s sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers.  Expedia may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement. If you believe that an account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer, please provide information sufficient for us to verify that the account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer when filing your notice.

COUNTER-NOTIFICATION:

Expedia does not tolerate false claims of copyright infringement.  If you believe that content that you posted to our site was mistakenly removed due to a false claim of copyright infringement, then you can submit a DMCA Counter-Notice. When we receive a properly completed counter notification, we will forward it to the complaining rights owner.  In the U.S., the DMCA allows us to restore your content if the rights owner does not file a court action against you within 10 business days of receiving the copy of your counter-notice.

To file a counter notification with us, you must provide a written communication by fax or regular mail that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that content is not infringing the copyrights of others.  If you are not sure whether certain material infringes the copyrights of others, then we suggest that you first seek legal counsel.

To expedite our ability to process your counter notification, please send us your notification using the following format:

  1. Identify the specific content that was removed or disabled by mistake.  Indicate where that content appeared on Expedia’s site.  Please provide the URL address if possible.
  2. Provide your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Expedia, Inc. may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the party who reported your content, or that party’s agent.
  3. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the content identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification.”
  4. Sign the paper.
  5. Send the written communication to the following address:

Expedia, Inc.
Attn: IP/Trademark Legal Dept., DMCA Complaints
333 108th Avenue NE
Bellevue WA 98004

OR you may fax it to: (425) 679-7251, Attn: IP/Trademark Legal Dept., DMCA Complaints

For any additional questions regarding the DMCA process for Expedia, please contact us at (425) 679-3751.

 

GENERAL

This Website is operated by a U.S. entity and this Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Washington, USA. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in King County, Washington, USA, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Website. Use of this Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, or employment relationship exists between you and the Expedia Companies as a result of this Agreement or use of this Website.

Our performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement limits our right to comply with law enforcement or other governmental or legal requests or requirements relating to your use of this Website or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use. To the extent allowed by applicable law, you agree that you will bring any claim or cause of action arising from or relating to your access or use of this Website within two (2) years from the date on which such claim or action arose or accrued or such claim or cause of action will be irrevocably waived.

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 Agreement shall continue in effect.

This Agreement (and any other terms and conditions referenced herein) constitutes the entire agreement between you and Expedia with respect to this Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the customer and Expedia 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 on this Website are not intended to represent any real individual, company, product, or event.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

SELLER OF TRAVEL

Expedia, Inc. is a registered seller of travel in each of the states listed below:

California registration number: 2029030-50

Florida registration number: ST-31901

Hawaii registration number: TAR-5461

Iowa registration number: 601

Washington registration number: 601975803

 

Activity Information Center, Inc. is a registered seller of travel in the State of Hawaii under registration number: TAR-5461

Premier Getaways, Inc. is a registered seller of travel in the State of Florida under registration number ST36111.

SERVICE HELP

For quick answers to your questions call us at 1-800-662-7055 or +1 (808) 667-7777 or email us at info@localexpert.com.

Effective as of August 3, 2012.