This is a summary of our privacy & personal information policy and contains the most important and relevant points for you.
1. How we collect information
We may collect certain information during any of the following:
when engaging with third party service providers;
making use of our real-time reporting tools;
making use of any reservation services;
making use of any other goods or services offered by us;
during the booking process;
during any online session from your web browser;
from cookies we may send to your computer and from web beacons on our website to track how you use our website and to try and give you a personalised experience; and
optional information, that you provide when you upload or download content from our website or when you enter competitions, take advantage of promotions, respond
to surveys or register and subscribe for certain additional services use.
2. We may use your information:
to send you administrative messages and email updates to you regarding the website;
for marketing purposes;
for targeted content in certain, specified instances directly or via third party service providers; and
for business purposes, which may be deemed beneficial to you.
If you’re using the mobile device we may collect data that identifies settings and locations.
We might disclose your information in the specific circumstances mentioned in this policy.
We endeavour to protect your information. In this regard you have the following choices:
You can turn off cookies in your browser; or
You can opt-out of marketing communications with us by clicking on unsubscribe link in any marketing email that has been sent you.
Travelstart Privacy & Personal Information Policy
This policy applies to all visitors to our website and customers, potential customers and customers or potential customers of our affiliates or partners (“you” and “your”).
2. Purpose of this policy
This policy disclaims the personal information and privacy issues that affect you and any potential customers. It describes the way we collect, store, use, and protect information that can be associated with you, your business or a natural person and can be used to identify any of the above (“personal information”).
3. Personal information:
certain information collected on registration;
additional information accessed through your interactions with us; and
optional information that you voluntarily provide to us.
information that has been made anonymous so that it does not identify a specific person;
permanently de-identified information that does not relate or cannot be traced back to you specifically; and
non-personal statistical information collected and compiled by us and information that you have provided voluntarily in an open, public environment or forum including (without limitation) any blog, social media account, chat room, community, classifieds or discussion board. Because the information has been disclosed in a public forum, it is no longer confidential and does not constitute personal information subject to protection under this policy.
4. Acceptance of terms
You must accept all the terms of this policy when you visit our website or register for any of our services. If you do not agree with anything in this policy, then you may not register for and use any of the services. You may not access our website or use our services if you are younger than 18 years old or do not have legal capacity to conclude legally binding contracts. By accepting this policy, you are deemed to have read, understood, accepted, and agreed to be bound by all its terms.
We may change the terms of this policy at any time. We will notify you of any changes by placing a notice in a prominent place on the website or by email. If you do not agree with the change you must stop using the services. If you continue to use the services following notification of a change to the terms, the changed terms will apply to you and you will be deemed to have accepted such terms.
6.1 On registration
Once you register on our website, you will no longer be anonymous to us as you will provide us with personal information.
This personal information will include:
your name, surname, company name, company registration number, and VAT number;
your postal address, email address, telephone number, and postal code;
your user ID and password;
your social media details or related user accounts;
FICA details; and
Payment details, bank account(s) and credit card number(s).
6.2 Collection on use
In order to provide the services to you, you will be asked to provide us with additional information on a voluntary basis such as:
profile management details;
flight, hotel, card reservations;
real-time reporting details;
personal account details;
details relating to skills and knowledge transfer from us to you; and
expense management details.
6.3 Optional details
You may also provide additional information on a voluntary basis such as value added services or third party services provided by our partners or affiliates or any further information you provide to us (“optional information”). This includes content or products that you decide to upload or download from our website or when you enter competitions, take advantage of promotions, respond to surveys, register and subscribe for certain additional services, or otherwise use the optional features and functionality of the website.
6.4 Collection from browser
6.6 Tracking Tools
Travelstart uses third party tracking tools in order to improve your customer experience.
6.7 Web beacons
Our website may contain electronic image requests (called a “single-pixel gif” or “web beacon” request) that allow us to count page views and to access cookies. Any electronic image viewed as part of a web page (including an ad banner) can act as a web beacon. Our web beacons do not collect, gather, monitor or share any of your personal information. We merely use them to compile anonymous information about our website.
6.8 Recording calls
We will monitor and record telephone calls that you make to our call centre which is mandatory in order for us to provide services to you.
6.9 Purpose for collection
We may use any service information and optional information provided by you for such purposes as indicated to you at the time you agree to provide such service information or optional information. We may use your usage information for the purposes described above and to:
remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you access the website;
monitor website usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages accessed;
provide any services, which may be useful or beneficial to you; and
track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities in connection with your usage of the website.
7.1 Messages and updates
We may send administrative messages and email updates to you regarding the website. In some cases, we may also send you primarily promotional messages. You can choose to opt-out of promotional messages.
7.2 Targeted content
While you are logged into the website, we may display targeted adverts and other relevant information based on personal information. In a completely automated process, computers process personal information and match it to adverts or related information. If you click on an advert, we may send a referring URL to the advertiser’s website identifying that a customer is visiting from the website. If you click on a third party or affiliate or advertiser’s website however, the advertiser is able to collect your personal information.
8.1 Sharing your information
We may share your personal information with:
Other divisions or companies within the group of companies to which we belong, or third-party advertisers, affiliates or service provides so as to provide joint content or services like registration or for transactions and customer support, to help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and violations of our policies, and to guide decisions about their products, services and communications.
An affiliate, in which case we will seek to require the affiliates to honour this privacy and personal information policy;
Our service providers under contract who help with parts of our business operations (including fraud prevention, bill collection, marketing, technology services). Our contracts dictate that these service providers only use your information in connection with the services they perform for us and not for their own benefit;
Credit bureaus to report account information, as permitted by law; and
Banking partners as required by credit card association rules for inclusion on their list of terminated merchants (in the event that you utilise the services to receive payments and you meet their criteria).
8.2 In the process of various activities recorded in this policy we may receive a fee or compensation from third parties and you expressly consent and approve our engagement in those activities.
If you contact us regarding your experience with using any of our products, we may disclose your personal information as required by law or governmental audit.
8.4 Law enforcement.
We may disclose personal information if required:
by a subpoena or court order;
to comply with any law;
to protect the safety of any individual or the general public; and
to prevent violation of our service terms.
8.5 Marketing purposes
We may disclose aggregate statistics (information about the customer population in general terms) about the personal information to advertisers or business partners.
We may need to disclose personal information to our employees that require the personal information to do their jobs.
8.7 Change of ownership
If we undergo a change in ownership, or a merger with, acquisition by, or sale of assets to, another entity, we may assign our rights to the personal information we process to a successor, purchaser, or separate entity. We will disclose the transfer on the website. If you are concerned about your personal information migrating to a new owner, you may request us to delete your personal information.
9. Security of personal information
Generally we use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption to protect personal information and we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files. We authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfil their job responsibilities. Our hosting company will host our website in a secure server environment that uses a firewall and other advanced security measures to prevent interference or access from outside intruders. We authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfil their job responsibilities.
10. Accurate and up to date
We will try to keep the personal information we collect as accurate, complete and up to date as is necessary for the purposes explicitly defined in this policy. From time to time we will request you to update your personal information on the website. You are able to review or update any personal information that we hold on you by accessing your account online, by emailing us, or by phoning us. Please note that in order to better protect you and safeguard your personal information, we take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your account or making any corrections to your personal information.
11. Retention of personal information
We will only retain your personal information for as long as we determine is necessary to fulfil the purposes explicitly set out in this policy, unless:
retention of the record is required or authorised by law; or
you have consented to the retention of the record.
During the period of retention, we will continue to abide by our obligations. Unless explicitly directed otherwise, your access of our website or use of our services is deemed consent to retain records of the information outlined in this privacy and personal information policy.
12. Transfer of personal information outside Nigeria
We may transmit or transfer personal information outside Nigeria to a foreign country. Personal information may be stored on servers located outside Nigeria in a foreign country whose laws protecting personal information may not be as stringent as the laws in Nigeria. You consent to us processing your personal information in a foreign country whose laws regarding processing of personal information may be less stringent.
13. Updating or removing
You may choose to correct or update the personal information you have submitted to us by logging into your account.
We are not responsible for, give no warranties, nor make any representations in respect of the privacy policies or practices of linked or any third party websites.
If you have any questions or concerns arising from this privacy & personal information policy or the way in which we handle personal information, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and Conditions
Standard Terms and Conditions of Contract for Travelstart Online Travel Operations Pty Ltd.
All services rendered by or on behalf of Travelstart Online Travel Operations (Pty) Ltd (‘Travelstart’) to the Client/s are subject to the terms and conditions (‘the Conditions’) set out below.
Travelstart, located at CIPM House, 1 CIPM Avenue, Alausa, Lagos, Nigeria, is part of the Travellab Group, located at Sebbarp Kvarnhem, 24033, Löberöd, Sweden.
The following Terms and Conditions should be read and understood prior to confirming your travel. Do not confirm any booking unless you understand and agree with the following terms and conditions.
Nature of the services rendered by Travelstart
Travelstart renders the service of hosting an online search and booking portal, with its primary focus on the travel and accommodation industries (‘the Services’) pursuant to which the general public shall
- have access to the portal,
- be entitled to set certain travel, accommodation and/or other service criteria based on information gleaned from the internet,
- request quotations and
- be entitled to confirm bookings and place reservations relating to travel, accommodation and/or other service requirements
For the avoidance of doubt, the services do not include any advisory or consultancy services, unless you choose to speak to a Travelstart Live Agent.
The Client and Authority
Any person(s) wishing to utilise the services, indicates their acceptance of these Terms and Conditions by proceeding with the booking on the passenger information page, prior to the conclusion of any transaction with Travelstart. Upon doing so, such person is DEEMED TO HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND ACCEPTED these Terms and Conditions and to have the authority to do so on behalf of the person/Company in whose name the ultimate reservation or booking is made (collectively referred to as ‘the Client(s)’).
Please be advised that unless requested otherwise upon making the reservation, Travelstart is authorised to engage with any Passenger listed in a booking, in as long as that Passenger is able to provide the reference number for the booking. Travelstart accepts no responsibility for any changes made by any of the listed Passengers in a booking.
Third Party Service Providers
Travelstart provides Clients with the services either itself or acting on behalf of Principals engaged in or associated with the travel and/or accommodation industries, such as airlines, hotels and/or other service providers or suppliers (collectively referred to as ‘the Principal’). Travelstart represents the Principal as agents only AND ACCORDINGLY ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY for any loss, damage (including loss of profits or consequential or special damages), injury, illness, harm or death (except if such loss or damage arises from the gross negligence or wilful misconduct of Travelstart or any person acting for or controlled by Travelstart), which any Client may suffer as a result of any act or omission on the part of or the failure of the Principal to fulfil their obligations, whether in relation to travel arrangements, accommodation or otherwise. The contract in use by the Principal (which is often constituted by the ticket issued by the Principal), shall constitute the sole contract between the Principal and the Client and any RIGHT OF RECOURSE the Client may have, will be solely against the Principal. Travelstart shall, as soon as possible after the confirmation of the Client’s booking, provide to the Client the identity of the Principal. It is the Client’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with such terms and conditions (‘the Principal’s Conditions’).
The specific airline’s terms and conditions may apply.
Booking Enquiries & Reservations
Once the Client has (i) completed all applicable fields to initiate an enquiry regarding a particular destination, trip, tour, mode of travel, preferred accommodation and/or other service on Travelstart’s website www.travelstart.com.ng or Mobile Application (together, ‘the Sites’), (ii) initiated such an enquiry with Travelstart by any other means of communication including by means of access to the Sites via booking kiosks, if applicable, (collectively referred to as ‘the Enquiry’), the Sites will prepare and provide the Client with the projected total cost of the Enquiry (online, by e-mail, by SMS or telephonically) (‘the Quote’). THE QUOTE IS ACCEPTED by the Client when the Client proceeds with the steps as specified on the Sites or accepts the Quote telephonically or via email. Full payment of the total value of the Quote (‘the Payment’) is required in order to confirm reservations with the relevant Principals (‘the Booking’). Once the online Booking or Booking affected by Travelstart has been completed and the Client has authorized Travelstart to process the payment by submitting the Booking for reservation, the Client will be supplied with an email that will contain the final details of the Booking (‘the Booking Confirmation Form’). IN THE CASE OF AIR TICKETS, FULL PAYMENT FOR THE BOOKING NEEDS TO BE MADE AND REFLECT IN THE BANK ACCOUNT OF TRAVELSTART BY MIDNIGHT South African time on the day that the Booking was made in order to guarantee the fare quoted according to the Booking Confirmation Form.
Note that all tickets carry different fare conditions as imposed by the relevant airline. The ticket you are purchasing may only be partially or non-refundable. To verify this before booking online please contact our offices.
The Client ACKNOWLEDGES that it has selected the itinerary and destination(s) constituting the Booking based on information gleaned from the internet. It ALSO ACKNOWLEDGES that the internet Booking has been compiled and is managed and updated by the Principal, and that Travelstart has no control over information compiled by the Principal. AccordinglyTRAVELSTART CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE that the itinerary and/or any destinations will comply in whole or in part with those advertised on the internet by or on behalf of the Principal. Any right of recourse in that regard will be against the Principal. In addition to the above Travelstart cannot be held liable for incorrect availability being displayed by the Principal and we cannot be held liable if the seats selected are not available.
Payment and Payment Terms
The Payment is due immediately by Visa, Master, American Express or Diners Credit Card, Electronic Funds Transfer, Cash Deposit at a bank, or if a Kiosk booking, cash payment to the Kiosk teller, whichever is applicable, and must reflect in the bank account of Travelstart by midnight South African time on the day that the Booking was made. If the Payment is not received as stated above, Travelstart or Principal involved RESERVES THE FULL RIGHT TO CANCEL THE BOOKING, in which event the full Payment (less any cancellation and administration fees) shall be refunded to the Client within 48 hours of the cancellation being processed. In the event that the Payment was made after the aforementioned deadline, and should Travelstart inform the Client by means of a revised Quote that the Booking remains available at a higher price, the Client may choose to proceed with the Booking at such higher price, in which event the CLIENT WILL BE LIABLE for any difference between the original Quote and such higher price, and the revised Payment must reflect in the bank account of Travelstart before the deadline stipulated in the revised Quote in order to secure the Booking. Travelstart, or Travelstart for Business does not offer credit, unless otherwise agreed.
Travelstart is a South African company and all transactions are processed in South African Rand. The applicable conversion charges (‘Additional Charges’) may therefore be levied by your merchant bank if payment is made from another country and/or in another currency other than South African Rand. The Additional Charges are driven by the global treasury of the applicable credit card and are impacted by the change in daily exchange rates. Travelstart shall therefore NOT BE HELD LIABLE for any Additional Charges levied by the applicable merchant, or bank pursuant to the confirmation of a Booking.
Quotes are provided at the ruling daily exchange rate. Until Travelstart has received Payment, we RESERVE THE RIGHT to amend any Quote. Should the Quote be increased as a result of an exchange rate fluctuation, the CLIENT UNDERTAKES TO PAY FOR ANY INCREASE ON DEMAND. Any decrease in the QUOTE prior to the date of Payment will be reflected in the Quote itself. The onus will be on the Client to check that there have been no changes in the Quote prior to making the Payment. Airfares are subject to the price and conditions quoted by the airlines. However, once Payment has been received, the Quote is guaranteed, PROVIDED THAT the payment was made by midnight on the day that the Booking was made. Should the Client be a group booking and the group number deviate from the number required for the Booking, the PRINCIPAL MAY RESERVE THE RIGHT to re-cost the Quote and raise a surcharge. Should any Client refuse to accept and pay such surcharge, it may result in the Principal CANCELLING THE BOOKING AND RETAINING any payment made, and Travelstart will be entitled to retain any service fees charged. Travelstart/Travelstart for Business accepts no liability for bookings that have been cancelled because no payment has been forthcoming.
These fees cover the costs incurred by Travelstart in booking and servicing your travel reservation. We also reserve the right to charge an additional service fee for any additional services rendered, such as cancellation requests or changes to your booking.
Please be advised that service fees and products are non-refundable in case of a cancellation.
An amendment fee per Booking may be levied for any changes to the confirmed itinerary and or ticket. The Travel Agent’s amendment fee is charged in addition to any amendment fees which may be charged by the relevant Principal.
The proposed travel arrangements are made on the EXPRESS CONDITION that Travelstart, its employees and agents, shall not be responsible for, and shall be exempt from, all liability in respect of loss, damage (including loss of profits or consequential or special damages), accident, injury, illness, harm, trauma, death, delay or inconvenience (collectively, ‘Losses’) to any Client (which shall be deemed to include the heirs, executors, administrators or assigns of the Client), their luggage, or other property, wherever, whenever and however the same may occur (except if such Losses arise directly or indirectly from the gross negligence or wilful misconduct of Travelstart or any person acting for or controlled by Travelstart, in which case such claim shall be lodged in writing with Travelstart within 30 (thirty) days after the occurrence of the alleged Loss, and such liability shall be limited to R10 000 per Client per Booking). The CLIENT INDEMNIFIES AND HOLDS HARMLESS Travelstart or any person acting for or controlled by Travelstart accordingly.
It is STRONGLY ADVISED that all Clients take out adequate insurance cover in order to cover instances such as cancellation due to illness or injury, personal accident and personal liability, loss of or damage to baggage and sports equipment. (Note that this is not an exhaustive list). Travelstart will NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE if the Client fails to take adequate insurance cover. It shall not be obligatory upon Travelstart to effect insurance for the Client (since this service does not fall within the scope of the Services) except upon detailed instructions given in writing by the Client. All insurance effected by Travelstart pursuant to such instruction will be subject to such exceptions and conditions as may be imposed by the insurance company or underwriters accepting the risk. Travelstart shall NOT BE OBLIGED to obtain separate cover for any risks so excluded. Should the insurers dispute their liability for any reason, the Client will have recourse against the insurers only. Please note that various credit card companies offer limited levels of travel insurance, which in Travelstart’s view may not be sufficient cover for international travel. The CLIENT IS ADVISED to check with their respective credit card companies in order to obtain the specific details of the cover offered, and determine whether this is sufficient for the Client’s requirements.
Documents (for example booking confirmations, itineraries etc.) shall only be prepared and released to the Client on receipt of the Payment.
Name Change Requests
Upon confirming your booking we advise you to CHECK THE SPELLING OF YOUR NAME and ensure that it is as per your passport/identity document. Should the spelling of your name not match your passport/identity document the airline may not allow you to board the plane or should you require a name change, and should it be permissible, airline penalties may apply. Please note that some airlines do not allow name changes for any reason whatsoever and may require you to buy a completely new ticket. Travelstart accepts no liability in this regard.
Passports, Visas & Health
It is ENTIRELY THE CLIENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that all passports and visas are current, valid, obtained on time, have sufficient blank pages, will be valid for six months after return to their home country and that any vaccinations, inoculations, prophylactic (e.g. for malaria) and the like, where required, have been obtained. The Client is STRONGLY ADVISED to check the relevant requirements for their destination and any transit countries before travelling. Travelstart will endeavour to assist the Client if requested, but such assistance will be at Travelstart’s discretion (since this service does not fall within the scope of the Services) and the Client acknowledges that in doing so, Travelstart IS NOT ASSUMING ANY OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY AND THE CLIENT INDEMNIFIES TRAVELSTART against any consequences of the Client’s failure to comply with any such requirements. It is the CLIENT’S DUTY to familiarize him/herself with the inherent dangers of and mental and/or physical condition required for the proposed travel arrangementss
Warning: Malaria and other tropical Diseases
Certain parts covered by the Client’s itinerary may be areas where there is a HIGH-RISK of malaria and other tropical diseases such as yellow fever. It is ENTIRELY THE CLIENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to check if any parts of their itinerary fall in high-risk areas and the Client is STRONGLY ADVISED to take the necessary precautions in this regard and hence we recommend that the Client checks with their medical practitioner and/or travel clinic well before departure.
In the event of the Client cancelling the Booking, Travelstart shall have the RIGHT TO EITHER CLAIM the amount of, or retain an amount of the Payment and claim reasonable damages suffered by Travelstart, provided that Travelstart shall not impose any cancellation fee or claim any damages in respect of a Booking or reservation if the Client is unable to honour the Booking or reservation due to the death or hospitalisation of the Client. The Principals may reserve the RIGHT TO CANCEL any services prior to departure, in which event the Payment (less Travelstart’s service fee) will be refunded by the Principal to the Client without any further obligation on the part of Travelstart. Travelstart will CHARGE A FEE for processing the request for refund. Clients should refer to the “Refunds” section of these Conditions, as well as the cancellation provisions contained in the Principal’s Conditions or the Sites. Principals may charge cancellation fees over and above the cancellation fees charged by Travelstart in terms of this Condition.
In the unlikely event of there being an unscheduled extension to the final itinerary caused by flight re-scheduling, flight delays, bad weather, strikes or any other cause which is beyond the control of Travelstart, its agents or the Principal, any EXPENSES RELATING TO SUCH UNSCHEDULED EXTENSIONS (HOTEL ACCOMMODATION ETC.) WILL BE FOR THE CLIENT’S ACCOUNT. The Client should confirm whether any of these expenses may be covered by travel insurance, should this be applicable. It is the Client’s responsibility to confirm the specific provisions of the travel insurance.
Itinerary Variations & Transfers
While every effort is made to keep to the final itinerary, the Principals reserve the right to make changes intended for the Client’s convenience e.g. in some cases, weather conditions can necessitate an alteration in the itinerary. Any such variations in the final itinerary do not constitute any reason for a refund and Travelstart shall NOT BE HELD LIABLE for any such variations. IT IS THE CLIENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to check each amendment to the itinerary. Please note that no passenger who has not utilised an outgoing flight on a return ticket will be allowed to make use of the return trip, except where , should it be permissible, prior arrangement has been made with the airline.
Law & Jurisdiction
These Conditions shall be governed by the law of South Africa and the jurisdiction of South African courts will govern the relationship between the Client and Travelstart. Travelstart SHALL BE ENTITLED to institute any legal proceedings arising out of or in connection with this contract in any Magistrates Court having jurisdiction in terms of Section 28 of the Magistrates Court Act no. 32/1944 as amended, notwithstanding that the amount in issue may exceed the limits of such jurisdiction.
Clients who have special requests must specify such requests in writing to Travelstart at least 48 hours prior to their outbound flight. Whilst Travelstart will use its best endeavors to accommodate any such requests, it does NOT GUARANTEE that it will always be able to do so.
Amendments of these Conditions
No amendment, cancellation or waiver of any term or right referred to herein shall be valid or binding unless reduced to writing and signed by both the Client and a duly authorized representative of Travelstart.
NO REFUNDS will be considered in any circumstances whatsoever by Travelstart if the Client has not purchased the “Trip Cancellation and Refund Guarantee Product” at the time of making the booking. Refunds by the Principals will be subject to their respective terms and conditions. Travelstart will charge a fee for processing a request for refund. Principals may charge refund fees above those stated here.
Once we have established the possible refund you are entitled to, we will request it with the airline or hotel on your behalf. For flight bookings the refund will be made by the airline directly to the account the booking was originally paid with. This can take 6 to 8 weeks depending on the airline. For hotel bookings, the supplier will refund Travelstart and we’ll refund the credit card you used when making your reservation. This usually takes approximately 4 weeks.
Foreign Exchange Regulation Compliance
Foreign Exchange Regulation Compliance is EXCLUSIVELY THE CLIENT’S RESPONSIBILITY. This will apply especially when the Client instructs Travelstart to make and pay for travel arrangements on the internet.
E-ticketing: Documents required for travelling
It is the CLIENT’S EXCLUSIVE RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that he/she is in possession of all relevant travel documents prior to commencing with his/her travels. For example, the Client must be ready to show their passport or identity document and e-ticket at the check-in counter of the airline concerned, or, to the extent applicable, their passport or identity document at the check-in counter for their accommodation. Certain airlines require the physical credit card, used to make payment, to be presented at check-on or a copy of the credit card and the card-holders ID, in addition the above mentioned documents. The requirement to have a valid passport or identity document an/or an unabridged birth certificate will apply to all members of a travelling party and for each minor travelling (including infants).
If the Client requests or instructs Travelstart to effect bookings via the internet, the Client IRREVOCABLY AUTHORIZES Travelstart to do the following on its behalf (1) make any selections of and for the proposed travel arrangements (2) inform the Client of the prices attached to the proposed travel arrangements PRIOR TO CONFIRMING the booking and (3) make payment for such booking and ancillary services.
Limitation of Liability
TRAVELSTART, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SERVANTS OR AGENTS WILL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY SUFFERED BY ANY PERSON WHETHER TO THEIR PERSON OR PROPERTY, HOWSOEVER CAUSED WHETHER OR NOT ARISING FROM ANY ACT, OMISSION, DEFAULT, OR NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF TRAVELSTART, UNLESS SUCH CLAIM IS DUE TO THE GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILFUL CONDUCT OF TRAVELSTART AND SUCH CLAIM IS LODGED IN WRITING WITH TRAVELSTART WITHIN 30 (THIRTY) DAYS AFTER THE DATE ON WHICH THE BOOKING IS MADE. SUCH LIABILITY WILL BE SUBJECT TO A LIMITATION OF R10 000 PER CLIENT PER BOOKING AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL TRAVELSTART BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE.
In the event that Travelstart has to engage a lawyer to enforce any of its rights in terms of these Conditions or otherwise, and in the event that Travelstart is successful in the enforcement of such rights, the CLIENT WILL BE LIABLE for all legal fees at an attorney and own client scale.
Subject to statutory constraints or compliance with an order of court, Travelstart undertakes to deal with all Client information of a personal nature on a strictly confidential basis.
Confirmation of Travel Arrangements
it is advisable that all onward travel arrangements (local, international and on return to RSA, domestic connecting flights) be RECONFIRMED BY THE CLIENT 72 (seventy-two) hours prior to departure with the airline.
General Terms and Conditions for Online Bookings
Please note that over and above the online terms and conditions as set out below (‘the Online Conditions’), all online Bookings made via the Sites are subject to the Conditions which appear above. Where there is a conflict between the two, the Conditions will prevail..
The Sites are owned by Travelstart and the domain names are registered in the name of Travelstart. All intellectual property rights in and to the aforementioned vests in Travelstart. None of the content or data found on the Sites may be reproduced, sold, transferred, or modified without the express written permission of Travelstart.
Copyright and Trademark Notices
All contents of the Sites are registered to: ©2006 Travelstart Online Travel Operations (Pty) Ltd, Longkloof Studios, Block B, Darters Roads, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa. Travelstart Online Travel Operations (Pty) Ltd and the blue circle l ogo are trademarks (whether registered or unregistered) of Travelstart. All rights in and to any copyright or registered or unregistered trademarks of Travelstart remain strictly reserved. Other product and/or company names mentioned in the Conditions and/or the Online Conditions may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Changes & Modifications of these Terms and Conditions
Travelstart may make future changes, deletions or modifications to the Online Conditions, information, graphics, products, features, functionality, services, and links at any time without notice and the Client’s subsequent viewing or use of the Sites and/or the conclusion of a transaction with Travelstart will CONSTITUTE THE CLIENT’S AGREEMENT to such changes, deletions and modifications, as the case may be. The CLIENT AGREES TO ACCEPT AND BE BOUND BY the Online Conditions and notices which are in effect at the time of the Client’s use of the Sites and facilities.
Access and Use
The Sites are offered to the Client ON CONDITION THAT THE CLIENT ACCEPTS, without modification, the Online Terms. By clicking “continue” on the Passenger information page, prior to any conclusion of any transaction on the Sites, the Client agrees to all the Online Conditions and notices.
Access to and use of the Sites are ENTIRELY AT THE CLIENT’S RISK. Travelstart may discontinue or suspend the Sites at any time without notice, and it may block, terminate or suspend any Client’s access at any time for any reason in its sole discretion, even if access continues to be allowed to others [provided that such right to block, terminate or suspend any Client’s access is not exercised unfairly on the basis of one or more grounds of unfair discrimination as contemplated in section 9 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 or Chapter 2 of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act].
Personal and noncommercial Use Limitation
The Sites are for the Client’s personal and non-commercial use. The content and information on the Sites (including, without limitation, price and availability of travel, accommodation and/or other services), as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is proprietary to Travelstart or the Principals. Accordingly, the CLIENT UNCONDITIONALLY AGREES not to use the Sites or its contents or information for any purpose (direct or indirect) other than conducting Enquiries and making Bookings for personal, non-commercial use, such as (for example) for reselling purposes. Whilst the Client may make limited copies of its travel itinerary and related documents for travel, accommodation and/or other services purchased through the Sites, the CLIENT AGREES not to 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 the Sites. In addition, whether or not the Client has a commercial purpose, the CLIENT AGREES NOT TO:
- access, monitor or copy any content or information of the Sites using any means such as robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without express written permission of Travelstart;
- violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on the Sites or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to the Sites;
- take any action that imposes, or may impose, in the discretion of Travelstart, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Travel Agent’s infrastructure; or
- deep-link to any portion of the Sites (including, without limitation, the purchase path for any travel services) for any purpose without express written permission of Travelstart.
The information, software, products, and services published on the Sites may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. In particular, Travelstart DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY of the hotel, air, and other travel products displayed on the Sites (including, without limitation, photographs, lists of hotel amenities, general product descriptions, etc.), much of which information is provided by the respective Principals. Travelstart DISCLAIMS LIABILITY for inaccuracies relating to the aforementioned information and descriptions. Hotel ratings displayed on the Sites are intended as only general guidelines, and Travelstart DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY of the ratings. Changes are periodically added to the information herein.
Travelstart may make improvements and/or changes on the Sites at any time, in accordance with the provisions of the clause named ‘Changes & Modifications of the Online Conditions’. Travelstart makes NO REPRESENTATIONS about the suitability of the information, software, products, and services (together, ‘the Relevant Information’) contained on the Sites for any purpose, and the inclusion or offering for sale of any products or services on the Sites DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION of such products or services by Travelstart. For the avoidance of doubt, the services rendered by Travelstart do not include advisory or consultancy services. All Relevant Information is PROVIDED ‘AS IS’ WITHOUT WARRANTY of any kind.
The Travel Agent hereby DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS with regard to the Relevant Information, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. The Principals are independent contractors and not agents or employees of Travelstart or its affiliates. Affiliates include websites which click-through to the Website. Travelstart is NOT LIABLE for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any such Principals or for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting thereof. Travelstart and its affiliates 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 it has NO RESPONSIBILITY for any additional expense, omissions, delays, re-routing or acts of any government or authority, it being recorded that the Client’s recourse in this regard (if any) will be governed by the terms of its contract with the relevant Principals.
In no event shall Travelstart 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, the use of the Sites or with the delay or inability to use the Sites, or for any information, software, products, and services obtained through the Sites, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Sites, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, even if Travelstart and/or its respective suppliers have been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you
By offering travel for sale to particular international destinations on the Sites, Travelstart does 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.
The Client AGREES TO DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY Travelstart 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:
- the Client or on the Client’s behalf [in excess of the liability described above]; or
- by third parties as a result of
- the Client’s breach of the Online Conditions and notices or any other documents referenced herein;
- the Client’s violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or
- the Client’s use of the Sites.
No unlawful or prohibited Use
The Client WARRANTS UNCONDITIONALLY that the Client will not use the Sites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the Online Conditions and notices or any other prohibitions unlawful in terms of South African law.
Links to other Websites
There are links on the Sites which allow a Client to visit the sites of third parties. Neither these sites nor the companies to whom they belong are controlled by Travelstart and it makes NO REPRESENTATIONS AND GIVES NO WARRANTIES concerning the information provided or made available on such sites nor the quality or acceptability of the products or services offered by any persons or entities referenced in any such sites. Travelstart’s inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does NOT IMPLY ANY ENDORSEMENT of the material on such websites or any association with its operators. Travelstart has not tested and MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS regarding the correctness, performance or quality of any software found at any such sites. The CLIENT SHOULD RESEARCH AND ASSESS THE RISKS which may be involved in accessing and using any software on the internet before using it. The CLIENT INDEMNIFIES Travelstart against any claims for loss or damage arising from the Client’s use of or of information gained from or from accessing any such linked sites.
Please note that the use of this Website and the Mobisite is subject to the STC and specifically subject to South African law and the jurisdiction of South African courts.
Use of the Sites are unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of the Online Conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph.
THE CLIENT AGREES that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between the Client and Travelstart as a result of this agreement or use of the Sites.
Travelstart’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Travelstart’s right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to the Client’s use of the Sites or information provided to or gathered by Travelstart with respect to such use.
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 the Client and Travelstart with respect to the Sites and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the customer and Travelstart with respect to the Sites.
Any rights not expressly granted to Travelstart herein remain reserved.
Communication from Sites
By making a booking on any Travelstart platform, the client agrees to receive transactional and promotional communications from the site. The client may opt out of promotional communications at any time, however transactional communication with regards to any bookings will continue be sent.
All the terms and conditions displayed on the Sites constitute the entire terms of the relationship between the parties. There exist no other terms, conditions, warranties, representations, guarantees, promises, undertaking or inducements of any nature whatsoever (whether verbal, written or electronic) regulating the relationship and the CLIENT ACKNOWLEDGES that he/she has not relied on any matter or thing stated on behalf of Travelstart or otherwise that is not included herein.