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Terms and Conditions
Last Revised on May 13, 2020
Agreement between Customer and Expedia
The information contained on this Website constitutes an invitation to treat and is not capable of acceptance by you. Any booking made or order placed by you shall be deemed to be an offer made by you to purchase the relevant travel related products or services subject to this Agreement and any booking or carriage conditions of the relevant supplier. You acknowledge and agree that this Agreement constitutes a valid and enforceable contract that is formed outside of New Zealand only once payment has been processed electronically by us. We will process your payment at a location outside of New Zealand using secure methods.
Use of Website
The content and information on this Website (including, without limitation, price and availability information relating to travel products and services), as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is proprietary to us or our suppliers and providers. Accordingly, as a condition of using this Website, you agree not to use this Website, its contents or information for any commercial or non-personal purpose (direct or indirect). While you may make limited copies of your travel itinerary (and related documents) for travel or service reservations booked through this Website, you agree not to modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, licence, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from this Website. In addition, you agree not to:
(i) use this Website or its contents for any commercial purpose;
(ii) use another person's name, ID or password without permission or use this Website while impersonating another person;
(iii) use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Website;
(iv) make any speculative, false, or fraudulent booking or any booking in anticipation of demand;
(v) copy, reproduce, republish, transmit or otherwise communicate to the public any content provided in this Website including, without limitation, text, graphics, button, downloads and software without the express written permission of Expedia except where permitted by law;
(vi) access, monitor or copy any content or information on this Website using any robot, spider, scraper, program, algorithm or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express written permission;
(vii) 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;
(viii) take any action that imposes, or may impose, in the discretion of Expedia, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
(ix) post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene or indecent material or any material that could constitute conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law, regulation or rule that may apply in New Zealand from time to time;
(x) deep-link to any portion of this Website (including, without limitation, the purchase path for any travel services) for any purpose without our express written permission;
(xi) "frame", "mirror" or otherwise incorporate any part of this Website into any other website without our prior written authorization.
If your booking or account shows signs of fraud, abuse or suspicious activity, Expedia may cancel any travel or service reservations associated with your name, email address or account, and close any associated accounts. In addition, we may verify (i.e. preauthorize) your credit card. If you have conducted any fraudulent activity, Expedia reserves the right to take any necessary legal action and you may be liable for monetary losses to Expedia, including litigation costs and damages. To contest the cancellation of a booking or freezing or closure of an account, please contact Expedia Customer Service.
As travelers shopping on our site, you have many options to help you find the perfect hotel, flight, car rental,or activity. The “sort” settings allow you to order search results to your preference, whether based on price, verified review score, or other criteria. The “filter” settings also allow you to include or exclude various options to suit your travel needs. If no options are selected, we will show a range of relevant options in the search results, based on the criteria outlined below:
- Lodging: Our default sort order reflects the relevance of properties to your search criteria, as we want to make sure you are able to quickly and easily find the offer that is right for you. We measure relevance by taking into account factors like a property’s location, its review scores, the popularity of the property (measured by how many travelers on our sites make bookings at that property), the quality of the content provided by the property, and the competitiveness of the property’s rates and availability, all relative to other properties meeting your chosen search criteria. The compensation which a property pays us is also a factor for the relative ranking of properties with similar offers, based on the relevance factors described above. On our non-default sorts (for example, if you sort by price or by star rating), we will order properties with similar results based on the factors above.
- Flights: Our default sort order is based on lowest price. In cases where two flights have the same price, the shorter flight is listed first.
- Car Rental: Our default sort order is primarily driven by price, but we may consider other relevant factors such as popularity, customer reviews, convenience of pickup location, and car type or category.
- Activities: Our default sort order is manually curated by Expedia’s destination managers familiar with each market, taking into account such factors as price, popularity, distance from hotel options, and traveler feedback.
- Vacation Packages: When combining several different travel products into a vacation package, we use the criteria outlined above to determine the sort order for each product.
Additionally, we continually optimize our service to provide you with the best experience. Accordingly, we may test different default sort order algorithms from time to time.
Supplier Rules and Restrictions:
The information displayed on this Website concerning specific travel products and services is provided to us by the relevant travel suppliers (such as airlines or hotels) or their agents (“Third Party Suppliers”).This includes, but it not limited to, information about airfare and hotel prices, rules and availability and the description of hotels and their amenities. The Expedia Group Companies are not responsible for such information and we rely on the accuracy of the information supplied by the relevant Third Party Suppliers. If we become aware that the information provided by a Third Party Supplier is incorrect in any way, we reserve the right to correct any information (including, but not limited to, pricing information) and amend your booking (in consultation with you) to ensure that it reflects the correct price or otherwise complies with the correct information. Additional charges may be payable by you if you wish to proceed with the affected booking. Such charges will be advised to you at the time of consultation.
Additional terms and conditions imposed by the Third Party Suppliers may also apply to your booking and purchase of travel-related products and services, and we will advise you of these additional terms and conditions where the relevant Third Party Supplier provides them to us. Please read such additional terms and conditions carefully. You agree to abide by the terms and conditions imposed by any Third Party Supplier with whom you elect to deal, including, but not limited to, terms and conditions relating to the payment of all amounts when due, and compliance with the relevant Third Party Supplier's rules and restrictions regarding availability and use of products or services. Airfare is only guaranteed once the purchase has been completed and the tickets have been issued. Airlines and other suppliers may change their prices without notice. Additionally, you agree to only pay for airfare and other travel products via physical credit cards and other approved payment methods as displayed at checkout and not via virtual credit card or other payment methods as may be prohibited by a Third Party Supplier or us from time to time. We reserve the right to cancel your booking if full payment is not received in a timely fashion.
Some Third Party Suppliers offering certain services and/or activities may require you to sign their liability waiver prior to participating in the service and/or activity they offer. You understand that any violation of any such Third Party Supplier's rules and restrictions may result in cancellation of your booking(s), in your being denied access to the applicable travel services and/or activities, in your forfeiting any monies paid for such booking(s), and/or in our debiting your account for any costs we incur as a result of such violation.
The Expedia Group Companies do not operate or control the travel-related products and services displayed on the Website. Nor do the Expedia Group Companies act as co-vendors with Third Party Suppliers with whom our customers book travel products or services.
Some accommodation providers may require you to present a credit card or cash deposit upon check-in to cover any additional expenses that may be incurred during your stay. You are responsible for the payment of any additional expenses and any deposit taken or amounts charged to your credit card by the relevant accommodation provider are unrelated to any payment made through the Website for your hotel booking. Note: In the event that you book a reservation for accommodations (with the exception of prepaid hotel accommodation as set out below), you acknowledge and agree that all charges, taxes and other costs relating to your booking are payable by you to the accommodation provider at the time requested by the accommodation provider (usually upon check-in or check-out from the accommodation). Expedia is not liable for any costs incurred due to relocation.
Pay Online Now or Pay Later at Hotel:
With certain hotels, you may be presented with the option to pay online now ("Pay Online Now") or pay later at the hotel ("Pay Later at Hotel"). If you select the Pay Online Now option, your credit card will be charged by one of the Expedia Group Companies (for example, Travel Partner Exchange New Zealand Limited) immediately. If you select “Pay Later at Hotel”, the hotel will charge your credit card in the local currency at the time of your stay. Please note that for a Pay Later at Hotel booking, tax rates and foreign exchange rates could change in the time between booking and stay. Your credit card provider may also charge a foreign currency conversion fee. Additionally, please note that our coupons may only be applied to Pay Online Now bookings.
If you are a business traveller and book using the Pay Online Now option (where available), you will not receive a tax invoice for your booking. Some of the Expedia Group Companies are not required to issue tax invoices for the Pay Online Now option. If you book using the Pay Later at the Hotel option, you should receive a tax invoice from the hotel at the time of your stay. If you require a tax invoice, we recommend that you book using the Pay Later at Hotel option (where available).
Pay Later at Hotel (Postpaid Hotel Reservations):
Pay Later at Hotel is a postpaid hotel reservation. In the event that you book a postpaid hotel reservation, you acknowledge and agree that the total quoted price will be payable by you to the accommodation provider at the time requested by the accommodation provider (usually upon check-in or check-out from the accommodation). The accommodation provider may charge you additional costs for expenses incurred during your stay. If you wish to cancel or change your booking, you must notify us within the cancellation policy period applicable to the relevant hotel (which varies by hotel), or you will be charged the full cost of your stay. In the event you do not show up for the first night of the booking and plan to check-in for subsequent nights in your booking, you must confirm the booking changes with us no later than the date of the first night of the booking to prevent cancellation of your booking. You are responsible for any cancellation or change fees that you incur. Some hotels do not permit changes to or cancellations of bookings after they are made, as indicated in the rules and restrictions for the hotel booking.
Pay Online Now (Prepaid Hotel Reservations):
Pay Online Now is a prepaid hotel reservation. In the event that you book a prepaid hotel reservation, you acknowledge that the Expedia Group Companies pre-negotiate certain room rates with hotel suppliers to facilitate the booking of reservations for Pay Online Now bookings. You also acknowledge that the Expedia Group Companies provide you services to facilitate such booking of reservations for a fee (the "facilitation fee"). For certain bookings within the United States and Canada, for instance, the room rate displayed on the Website is a combination of the pre-negotiated room rate and the facilitation fee retained by the Expedia Group Companies for their services. For some prepaid hotel reservations, one of the Expedia Group Companies, such as Travel Partner Exchange New Zealand Limited, may be the facilitator of your room reservation and also the merchant of record for your Pay Online Now booking. You authorize the Expedia Group Companies to facilitate reservations for the total reservation price, which includes the room rate displayed on the Website, plus any tax recovery charges, service fees, and where applicable, taxes on the Expedia Group Companies' services. You agree that your credit card will be charged by an Expedia Company (for example, Travel Partner Exchange New Zealand Limited) for the total reservation price. Upon submitting your reservation request you authorize the Expedia Group Companies to facilitate hotel reservations on your behalf, including making payment arrangements with hotel suppliers. Where Travel Partner Exchange New Zealand Limited takes your payment and charges your card, the law governing that payment transaction will be the laws of New Zealand. You agree that New Zealand Courts shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any dispute arising from the payment transaction with Travel Partner Exchange New Zealand Limited.
You acknowledge that except as provided below with respect to tax obligations on the amounts we retain for our services, the Expedia Group Companies do not collect taxes for remittance to applicable taxing authorities. The tax recovery charges on prepaid hotel transactions are a recovery of the estimated taxes (e.g. sales and use, occupancy, room tax, excise tax, value added tax, etc.) that the Expedia Group Companies pay to the hotel supplier for taxes due on the hotel's rental rate for the room. The hotel suppliers invoice the Expedia Group Companies for certain charges, including tax amounts. The hotel suppliers are responsible for remitting applicable taxes to the applicable taxing jurisdictions. Taxability and the appropriate tax rate vary greatly by location. The actual tax amounts paid by the Expedia Group Companies to the hotel suppliers may vary from the tax recovery charge amounts, depending upon the rates, taxability, etc., in effect at the time of the actual use of the hotel by our customers. We retain service fees as additional compensation in servicing your travel reservation. Service fees retained by the Expedia Group Companies for their services vary based on the amount and type of hotel reservation. Sales, use and/or local hotel occupancy taxes are imposed on the amounts that we charge for our services (facilitation fee and/or service fee) in certain jurisdictions. The actual tax amounts on our services may vary depending on the rates in effect at the time of your hotel stay.
You may cancel or change your prepaid hotel reservation, but you will be charged the cancellation or change fee indicated in the rules and restrictions for the hotel reservation (which vary by hotel). If you do not cancel or change your reservation before the cancellation policy period applicable to the hotel you reserved, the full cost of your stay will be non-refundable. In the event you do not show for the first night of the reservation and plan to check-in for subsequent nights in your reservation, you must confirm the reservation changes with us no later than the date of the first night of the reservation to prevent cancellation of your reservation. You agree to pay any cancellation or change fees that you incur. Some hotels do not permit changes to or cancellations of reservations after they are made, as indicated in the rules and restrictions for the hotel reservation.
You agree to make payment at the time of booking via a debit to your nominated credit or debit card. The amount charged will be the amount shown on our booking page prior to you clicking the Pay Online Now button on that page. Upon submitting your booking request, you authorize one of the Expedia Group Companies, (for example, Travelscape), to facilitate the relevant hotel booking, including making payment arrangements with the relevant hotel supplier.
You may not book reservations for more than 8 rooms online for the same hotel/stay dates. If we determine that you have booked reservations for more than 8 rooms in total in separate reservations, we may cancel your reservations, and charge you a cancellation fee, if applicable. If you paid a non-refundable deposit, your deposit will be forfeited. If you wish to book reservations for 9 or more rooms, you must contact Expedia’s group travel specialists by phone or by filling out the group travel form online. One of our group travel specialists will research your request and contact you to complete your reservation. You may be asked to sign a written contract and/or pay a non-refundable deposit.
From time to time, special deals or vouchers may be displayed on this Website. Such special deals and vouchers are available for a limited time only. You must check with us as to whether a special displayed on this Website is still available.
Additional terms and conditions may apply to special deals or the use of vouchers. You must check this Website or the third party provider of the special deal to determine whether any particular terms and conditions apply.
Booking, Cancellation and Amendment Charges:
If you want to change any details of your itinerary booked through the Website or the Service Centre (such as changing to a different hotel or changing your departure date or airport), we will do our best to help but cannot guarantee that changes will be permitted by the relevant Third Party Supplier. You should call our Service Centre on 1800 796 316.
Requests for a refund of monies paid for any travel products or services booked through the Website or the Service Centre will be governed by the terms and conditions of the relevant supplier, and Expedia is not responsible for, and does not have any control over, such terms and conditions. In particular, you are advised that many airfares are non-refundable and you must check the terms and conditions applicable to the relevant airfare before proceeding with the booking.
We do not charge an amendment fee for changes made by you on any bookings except air bookings, where we do charge an amendment fee. However, the relevant Third Party Supplier may charge a fee in connection with any changes, which will be payable by you (if any). The price of your new arrangements will be based on the prices that apply on the day you ask us to make the change. These prices may not be the same as when you booked the products or services.
Payments and Fees:
Your payment is processed in New Zealand when one of the Expedia Group Companies processes your payment. When the travel supplier processes your payment it will be processed in the country in which the travel supplier is based.
Expedia or the travel supplier may have to verify: (i) the validity of the payment card (through a charge of a nominal value that is either refunded within a few days or deducted from the final payment due to the travel supplier) and, (ii) the availability of funds on the payment card (to be confirmed by the bank issuing your credit card).
Many bank and credit/debit card companies charge their account holders a transaction fee when the card issuer and the "merchant location" (as defined by the card brand (e.g. Visa, MasterCard, American Express)) are in different countries. The currency exchange rate, if applicable, and any transaction fee are determined solely by the bank or other agency processing the transaction. These fees may be applied by the card issuer as a charge to the cardholders account. This means the amount listed on your credit or debit card statement may be a different figure than the figure shown on the billing summary page for a booking made on the Website. If you have any questions about these fees or any exchange rate applied to your booking, please contact your bank.
Because in certain instances we receive the price from our suppliers in a foreign currency, the price displayed in search results may vary by a nominal amount from the price displayed at checkout due to the effect of foreign currency conversion. This amount will not exceed 10 New Zealand cents. The actual amount charged to your credit or debit card is the amount displayed at checkout. If a currency convertor is available on the Website, the following terms and conditions apply: 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 Group Companies 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 authorise 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.
Frequent Flyers/Traveller Program:
If you are a member of an airline's or hotel's frequent travel or other reward or benefit scheme, please ensure that you have entered your correct program number in the special section featured in the booking engine at the time of your booking. Neither Expedia, Inc. nor any of the other Expedia Group Companies accept any responsibility if the relevant airline/hotel does not accept or does not register your booking for their program and you cannot earn points/miles. You are advised to retain copies of your boarding pass and any other proof of travel/purchase.
Expedia may offer you the opportunity to book a reservation for a combination of two one-way tickets instead of a roundtrip ticket. Combined one-way tickets may provide a greater choice of flights, are often cheaper and can be combined on the same airline or on different airlines. Unlike roundtrip tickets, each one-way ticket is subject to its own rules, restrictions, and fees. If one of these flights is affected by an airline change (e.g. cancellation or rescheduling) that causes you to make changes to the other flight, you will be responsible for any fees incurred for making changes to the unaffected flight. In case of a no-show or cancellation, you may be entitled to a refund of airport taxes and fees included in the price of the ticket purchased. Where you are eligible for a refund, you can request such a refund from Expedia Customer Service who will submit your request to the airline on your behalf.
Fares & Prices:
Subject to the Note below, you acknowledge and agree that your credit or debit card will be charged by the Expedia Group Companies, Travel Partner Exchange New Zealand Limited, 22-28 Customs Street East, Level 2, Auckland City, 1010, New Zealand, or the supplier(s) with which your booking is made (as applicable) for the total booking price of the travel services in full at the time of the booking. This is the price displayed on the Website, plus taxes and service fees (where applicable).Airfare is only guaranteed once the purchase has been completed and the tickets have been issued. Airlines and other travel suppliers may change their prices without notice.
Passports, Visas and Travel Documentation:
It is the responsibility of the traveller to ensure that he or she: (a) complies with all applicable government travel requirements including, without limitation, obtaining a passport and visas to enter the destinations to which you are traveling; and (b) checks in by the required check-in time. As there may be delays at the airport, you are advised to arrive at the airport within a reasonable period of time before your flight. We are not responsible for any delays you may experience.
Passports are required for all travellers departing New Zealand, and for international travel generally. Many countries require that foreign nationals entering hold a passport that is valid for a minimum period after you enter that country, typically 6 months.
When purchasing air travel, the name on the passport must match the name on the ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid. If, after purchasing products or services but before traveling, any member of your party changes their name you must notify the relevant carrier or us immediately so that the necessary changes can be made to your documentation.
It is the responsibility of the traveller to obtain information and advice on the visa requirements of the destinations you propose to visit. New Zealand citizens should contact the nearest embassy, high commission or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Requirements may change and you should check for up to date information before booking and departure. We urge customers to review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by the relevant governments prior to booking travel to international destinations.
The above information and any links are provided in good faith but should be treated as a guide only. Passport and visa regulations can change and it is your responsibility to ensure that you possess the relevant travel documents before you travel. It can often take some time to obtain a passport and/or visa, so you are advised to apply in plenty of time. We accept no responsibility in any regard in relation thereto including, without limitation, for customers who do not possess the correct travel documents.
The New Zealand Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or any of its successors may be able to provide some assistance in relation to the passport and visa requirements for your destination.
Although most travel, including travel to international destinations, is completed without incident, travel to certain destinations may involve greater risk than others. Travellers should review any travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade prior to booking travel to international destinations. Information on conditions in various countries and the level of risk associated with travel to particular international destinations can be found on the New Zealand Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service website currently located at http://www.safetravel.govt.nz.
Health: Recommended inoculations for travel may change and you should consult your doctor for current recommendations before you depart. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet all health entry requirements, obtain the recommended inoculations, take all recommended medication, and follow all medical advice in relation to your trip.
By offering reservations for travel products to particular international destinations, the Expedia Group Companies do not represent or warrant that travel to such points is advisable or without risk, and is not liable for damages or losses that may result from travel to such destinations.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Expedia Group Companies and their Third Party Suppliers make no representations about the suitability of the information, software, products, and services contained on this website for any purpose, and the inclusion or offering of any products or services on this website does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation of such products or services by the Expedia Group Companies. All such information, software, products, and services are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Expedia Group Companies and their respective suppliers disclaim all warranties and conditions that this website, its servers or any email sent by the Expedia Group Companies and/or their respective suppliers are free of viruses or other harmful components.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Expedia Group Companies and their respective suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, and services, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.
The information, software, products, and services published on this Website may include inaccuracies or errors, including pricing errors. In particular and to the maximum extent permitted by law, the Expedia Group Companies do not guarantee the accuracy of, and disclaim liability for any errors or other inaccuracies relating to, the information and description of the hotel, air, cruise, car and other travel products displayed on this Website (including, without limitation, photographs, list of hotel amenities, general product descriptions, etc.), much of which information is provided by the respective suppliers.
Hotel ratings displayed on this Website are intended only as general guidelines, and the Expedia Group Companies do not guarantee the accuracy of the ratings. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Expedia Group Companies and their respective suppliers make no guarantees about the availability of specific products and services. The Expedia Group Companies and/or their respective suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in this Website at any time.
The airlines, hotels and other suppliers providing travel products or services through this Website are independent parties and not agents or employees of the Expedia Group Companies. The Expedia Group Companies, to the extent permitted by law, 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 Group Companies, to the extent permitted by law, have no liability and will make no refund in the event of any delay, cancellation, overbooking, strike, force majeure or other causes beyond their direct control, and they have no responsibility for any additional expense, omissions, delays, re-routing or acts of any government or authority.
Important: Nothing in these Terms & Conditions is intended to limit, exclude or modify or purport to limit, exclude or modify the statutory implied guarantees/warranties that cannot be lawfully limited, excluded or modified as provided under the applicable law (including your statutory rights under any applicable legislation including the Fair Trading Act 1986 (NZ).
Limitation of Liability:
To the maximum extent permitted by law, in no event shall the Expedia Group Companies, Expedia Partners, 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 any delay or inability to access, display or use this Website (including, but not limited to, your reliance upon opinions appearing on this Website; 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, consumer protection statutes, or otherwise, and even if the Expedia Group Companies, the Expedia Affiliates and/or their respective suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
In relation to any liability which cannot be exclude by law or despite the limitation above, if the Expedia Group Companies or their respective suppliers are found liable for any loss or damage which arises out of or in any way is connected with any of the occurrences described above, then to the maximum extent permitted by law the Expedia Group Companies’, the Expedia Affiliates’ and/or their respective suppliers’ liabilities will in no event exceed, in the aggregate, the greater of (a) the service fees you paid to Expedia in connection with such transaction(s) on this website, or (b) One-Hundred Dollars (NZ$100.00).
If any warranties are implied by law that cannot be excluded, then to the maximum extent permitted by law our liability for breach of such warranties is limited to, at our option:
(a) in the case of products:
(i) the replacement of the products or the supply of equivalent products;
(ii) the payment of the cost of replacing the products or acquiring equivalent products;
(b) in the case of services:
(i) the supply of the services again;
(ii) the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.
You agree to defend and indemnify the Expedia Group Companies, 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:
(a) your breach of this Agreement or the documents referenced herein;
(b) your breach of any law or the rights of a third party; or
(c) your use of this Website.
Links to Third-Party Sites:
This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than Expedia, Inc. 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. The 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 Website:
Any software that we make available to download from this Website ("Software"), or through your mobile application store, including the Expedia mobile application (the "Mobile Application"), is the copyrighted work of the Expedia Group Companies. Your use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user licence agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software ("Licence Agreement"). You may not install, copy, or use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a Licence Agreement unless you first agree to the Licence Agreement terms.
Please note that all Software, including without limitation all HTML code, Active X controls and other script contained on this Website, is owned by the Expedia Group Companies and/or the Affiliates and/or their 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 licence agreement. 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 licence agreement.
Reviews, Comments, Photos and Other Submissions:
You are fully responsible for the content of your Submissions (specifically including, but not limited to, reviews posted to this Website). You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Website: (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 will 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 Website. You acknowledge that the Expedia Group Companies have the right to control (e.g. use, publish, remove) any content you submit without notice to you. If you submit more than one review for the same hotel, only your most recent submission is eligible for use.
From time to time we may offer customers incentives to leave reviews (e.g. discount coupon/entry into prize draws, etc.) As it is important to us that reviews are impartial and honest, these incentives will be available to customers regardless of whether the review is positive or negative.
Expedia claims no ownership, affiliation with, or endorsement of any photos that are submitted by end users through our sites. All photos submitted are subject to our Photo Submission Guidelines available below:
We will try and settle any complaints quickly and fairly and all correspondence should be sent to
- Attn: Customer Service
- Expedia, Inc
- 333 108th Avenue NE
- Bellevue, WA 98004
Copyright and Trademark Notices :
If you are aware of an infringement of any of our trademarks, please let us know by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We only address messages concerning brand infringement at this email address.
Notice of Infringing Material:
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 is not properly filled out or is incomplete. Any misrepresentations in your notice regarding whether content or activity is infringing may expose you to liability for damages.
1. A clear identification of the copyrighted work you claim was infringed.
2. A clear identification of the material you claim is infringing is on the Website, such as a link to the infringing material.
3. Your address, 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. A signature by the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Notices of claims of copyright infringement on this website should be emailed to email@example.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.
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If material you have posted has been taken down, you may file a counter-notification. You may want to seek legal counsel prior to doing so. Please include the following details:
1. Identification of the specific content that was removed or disabled and the location where that content appeared on Expedia’s Website. Please provide the URL address if possible.
2. Your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address.
3. 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 may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the party who reported your content, or that party’s agent.
4. 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."
Sign and send 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.
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