Welcome to the Govoluntourism.com website (the “Site”) operated by Voluntourism. Before you may use the Site, you must read and accept all of the terms and conditions in this Terms of Service (“TOS”). This TOS is effective upon acceptance. Use of any functionality of the Site constitutes acceptance of this TOS. If this TOS conflicts with any other documents, the TOS will control for the purposes of usage of the Site. If you do not agree to be bound by this TOS, you may not use the Site in any way.
We reserve the right at any time, at our sole discretion, to change or otherwise modify the TOS without prior notice, and your continued access or use of this Site signifies your acceptance of the updated or modified TOS.
1. USER RESPONSIBILITY
1.1 Our Site is a Venue. Our Services do not include the introduction of users to one another. Our Site is merely a venue for users to learn about one another and, if they wish, arrange volunteer-exchanges with one another. We are not involved in the actual contact between users. As a result, we have no control over the conduct of our users or the truth or accuracy of the information that users post on the Site.
1.2 Identity Verification. Because user verification on the Internet is difficult, we cannot and do not confirm each user’s purported identity. You are responsible for determining the identity and suitability of others with whom you may match by means of this Site. We do not endorse any persons who use or register for our Services. We do not investigate any user’s reputation, conduct, morality, criminal background, or verify the information such user may submit to the Site. We encourage you to communicate directly with potential hosts and volunteers and to take the same precautions you would normally take when meeting a stranger in person for the first time.
1.3 Your Experience with Other Users. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of our Services. We will not be responsible for any damage or harm resulting from your interactions with other users of our Services. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor interactions between you and other users of our Services and to take any other action in good faith to restrict access to or the availability of any material that we or another user of our Services may consider obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable.
1.4 Release. Because our Site is merely a venue, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release us (and our officers, directors, members, employees, agents and affiliates) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."
2. Membership Eligibility
The Service is not available to minors under the age of 18 or to any users suspended or removed from the system by Voluntourism for any reason. Users may not have more than one active account. Additionally, users are prohibited from selling, trading, or otherwise transferring their account to another party. If you do not qualify, you may not use the Service or the Site.
3. Your Account
In consideration of your use of the Site, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site's registration form. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete (or becomes untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete), or Voluntourism has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Voluntourism has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof). If you use the Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. Because of this, we strongly recommend that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You agree to notify Voluntourism immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. Voluntourism reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in its sole discretion. Notwithstanding the above, we retain the right at our sole discretion to deny access to anyone to the Site and the Services we offer, at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, for violation of the TOS.
4. License and Site Access
Voluntourism grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the Site and the Service. This license does not include any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another vendor or any other third party; caching, unauthorized hypertext links to the Site and the framing of any Content available through the Site uploading, posting, or transmitting any content that you do not have a right to make available (such as the intellectual property of another party); uploading, posting, or transmitting any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; any action that imposes or may impose (in Voluntourism's sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Voluntourism’s infrastructure; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. You may not bypass any measures used by Voluntourism to prevent or restrict access to the Site. Any unauthorized use by you shall terminate the permission or license granted to you by Voluntourism.
5. Submitted Content
Voluntourism does not claim ownership of any materials you make available through the Site. At Voluntourism’s sole discretion, such materials may be included in the Service in whole or in part or in a modified form. With respect to such materials you submit or make available for inclusion on the Site, you grant Voluntourism a perpetual, irrevocable, non-terminable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, copy, distribute, publicly display, modify, create derivative works, and sublicense such materials or any part of such materials (as well as use the name that you submit in connection with such submitted content). You hereby represent, warrant and covenant that any materials you provide do not include anything (including, but not limited to, text, images, music or video) to which you do not have the full right to grant the license. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any submitted content posted or submitted by you. We have no obligation to post your comments; we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to determine which comments are published on the Site. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not provide us with any submitted content. You agree that you are fully responsible for the content you submit. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site: (i) any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material or content that would violate rights of publicity and/or privacy or that would violate any law; (ii) any commercial material or content (including, but not limited to, solicitation of funds, advertising, or marketing of any good or services); and (iii) any material or content that infringes, misappropriates or violates any copyright, trademark, patent right or other proprietary right of any third party. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any violation of the foregoing restrictions, or any other harm resulting from your posting of content to this Site.
6. Disclaimer of Liability and Warranty
THE CONTENT, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF, AND DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OTHER INACCURACIES RELATING TO THE INFORMATION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE CONTENT, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES.
VOLUNTOURISM MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON THIS SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND THE INCLUSION OR OFFERING OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON THIS SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION OF SUCH PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. VOLUNTOURISM AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS OR ANY EMAIL SENT FROM VOLUNTOURISM, ITS AFFILIATES, AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. VOLUNTOURISM AND ITS AFFILIATES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES.
THE HOSTS PROVIDING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ON THIS SITE ARE INDEPENDENT ENTITIES AND NOT AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES OF VOLUNTOURISM OR ITS AFFILIATES. VOLUNTOURISM AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTS, ERRORS, OMISSIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, BREACHES OR NEGLIGENCE OF ANY SUCH ENTITIES OR FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING THEREFROM. VOLUNTOURISM AND ITS AFFILIATES HAVE NO LIABILITY AND WILL TAKE NOT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY EXPENSE, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, RE-ROUTING OR ACTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AUTHORITY.
VOLUNTOURISM AND ITS AFFILIATES HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF INFORMATION OR CONTACT INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE, ANY TRAVEL RESULTING FROM INFORMATION OR CONTACT INFORMATION ON THIS SITE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL VOLUNTOURISM, ITS AFFILIATES, AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE HOSTS 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 INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT VOLUNTOURISM AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT ALL USERS OF THIS SITE TAKE OUT ADEQUATE INSURANCE POLICY TO COVER ALL POTENTIAL PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RELATED TO ANY AND ALL USE OF THE SITE. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT ALL HOSTS HOLD INSURANCE ENOUGH TO COVER ANY AND ALL RELATED INCIDENTS, INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RELATED TO HOSTING VOLUNTEERS.
You agree to indemnify and hold Voluntourism (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, and employees) harmless from any and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, or arising out of or related to your breach of this TOS, your violation of any law or the rights of a third party, or your use of the Site.