LOTUS Nomads, Uniquely Responsible Travel

Terms of Service

The website located at www.lotusnomads.org and the services available are subject to the following terms and conditions.

User Agreement

Please read the following terms and conditions closely before using our Website. By accessing, browsing and using this Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to comply with the terms and conditions stated herein. If you do not agree with any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this Website. The Website is owned and operated by LOTUS Alliance LLC, a Connecticut limited liability company doing business as LOTUS Nomads (hereinafter LOTUS Alliance, or LOTUS Nomads, or Nomads or the Company). Some of the content found on the Website is owned by clients of www.lotusnomads.org, some of the content on the Website is owned by other third party providers, and some of the content found on the Website is owned by the Company. The terms “we,” “us,” “our” and the “Company” refer collectively to LOTUS Alliance LLC dba LOTUS Nomads and our affiliates, and “you” and “your” refer collectively to the customer booking a reservation, browsing and/or purchasing goods through us directly through this Website, or indirectly through any of our affiliates through whom we provide services and/or goods. All reservations and/or purchases you make through us are subject to the terms, conditions and notices as they exist at the time the reservation is made. We, and third-party suppliers, reserve the right to change these terms, conditions and notices, and you agree to accept and be bound by such terms, conditions, and notices that are in effect at the time of your use of our Websites and facilities.

Your Warranties to Us

As a condition of your using this Website, booking a reservation and/or purchasing goods through us, or using any of the information, data or images from this Website, you warrant and represent to us that you will not use this Website or the information, images or data contained on the Website, for any illegal purpose, or for any purpose that is prohibited by this agreement, and you agree not to modify, copy, distribute, transmit, publish, display, license, create derivative works from or sell any product, services, information or software obtained from this Website. You further warrant that you are at least 18 years old and possess the legal authority to enter into this agreement and to use this Website in accordance with the terms and conditions of this agreement. You agree to be financially liable for all of your uses of this Website as well as for the use of your name and credit card account to pay for any products and services purchased at this Website by members of your household, including minors living with you. You also warrant that all information supplied by you or members of your household while using this Website is true and accurate.

Terms of Service

This Website provides assistance to customers in determining the availability of certain goods and services and/or purchasing such goods and services. In certain instances you will be purchasing goods and services directly from third party suppliers and in other instances you will be purchasing goods and services directly from the Company. If goods or services are purchased or reservations are made directly from suppliers, separate terms and conditions of such suppliers will apply to your reservations or purchases of goods or services that you select. You agree to abide by the terms or conditions of purchase imposed by any supplier with whom you elect to deal, including, but not limited to, payment of all amounts when due and compliance with the supplier’s rules and restrictions regarding availability and use of any products or services. You understand that any violation of any such supplier’s conditions of purchase may result in cancellation of your reservations or purchases, in your being denied access to any hotels, in your forfeiting any monies paid for such reservations or purchases, and in the Company debiting your account for any costs we incur as a result of such violation. You will be completely responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes, and assessments arising out of your use of this Website, and, without limitation, you will be responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes, and assessments arising out of transactions performed by others on your behalf, whether or not such uses were performed with your consent. You further agree that any claims that you may have arising out of such purchases will only be against such suppliers and not the Company. As stated above, this Website also accommodates the sale of certain goods and/or services to you directly. Your use of these Websites, including, but not limited to, purchase of certain goods and services through this Website constitutes your agreement with the terms and conditions contained herein. With respect to hotel reservations made directly through this Website, they are further subject to the published conditions and rules of the applicable hotel or service provider. A reservation and/or purchase made directly through this Website will be subject to the cancellation and return policy that is applicable to that particular reservation and/or purchase, which will be made known to you prior to your making such reservation and/or purchase. You further agree and acknowledge that your credit card may be charged for the full cost of your reservation upon submitting your reservation request regardless of whether the reservation is used.

Submission of Website Content

LOTUS Nomads aims to display on its Website high quality travel content submitted by members and clients of the Company. You understand that all journals, recommendations, opinions, news articles, directories, guides, text, photographs, illustrations, graphics, logos, audio clips and images, information, data, photographs, software, messages or other materials, including Member Content, as such term is hereinafter defined (collectively, “Website Content”) appearing on the Website or submitted to the Website is the responsibility of the person or entity originating such Website Content, and LOTUS Nomads disclaims any liability with respect to such Website Content (see Disclaimer below). By submitting establishment reviews, recommendations, comments and opinions, news articles, directories, text, photographs, illustrations, graphics, logos, audio clips and images, information, data, photographs, software, messages or other materials to the Website (“Member Content”), you warrant that: (a) you are the owner of such Member Content, or have been granted all the rights necessary from the owner thereof to submit such Member Content to the Website and for the use by LOTUS Nomads as stated herein, and (b) the use of such Member Content by LOTUS Nomads will not infringe the intellectual property rights of or otherwise violate the rights of any third party. By submitting Member Content to the Websites: (a) you automatically grant to LOTUS Nomads (or warrant that the owner thereof has granted to LOTUS Nomads), a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, create derivative works of, transfer or sell any such Member Content, for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, a commercial purpose, without any compensation to you; and (ii) you agree that you will not publish, submit, or display such Member Content to or on any other commercial travel-related websites or online service without Nomads’ prior written consent, which consent may be withheld by LOTUS Nomads in its discretion. Consent may be requested by sending an email to hello@lotusnomads.org. You understand that LOTUS Nomads will have the right (but under no circumstances will LOTUS Nomads have any obligation) to screen, edit, refuse to post or remove any Member Content, in whole or in part, from any portion of the Website, in its sole discretion, including, but not limited to, Member Content that violates these terms and conditions or is otherwise objectionable. LOTUS Nomads reserves the right to disclose any Member Content as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right or any other harm resulting from your use of the Websites. You agree that you will not use the Website to: submit, post, upload or otherwise transmit any Member Content that is unlawful, defamatory, libelous, abusive, tortuous, harassing, threatening, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or otherwise indecent or that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law; submit, post, upload, or otherwise transmit any Member Content that infringes or otherwise violates the rights of any third party, including without limitation privacy rights and proprietary rights; submit, post, upload or otherwise transmit any Member Content that contains viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer; submit, post, upload or otherwise transmit any Member Content that is of consistently poor quality or that is deemed inappropriate as determined by the sole discretion of the LOTUS Nomads editors; intentionally inflate journal ratings for the purposes of falsely representing the quality of any journal on the site; advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose, with the exception of members termed experts or travel providers under a specific agreement related to such; conduct, display, or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, “spam” or chain letters; impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with, any other person or entity; falsify or delete any attributions, legends or other proprietary designations of the origin or source of software or other Websites Content appearing on the Websites or contained in a file that is uploaded; harm minors; stalk or harass another individual; collect or store personal data about other members; violate any applicable local, state, federal, or international law or regulation. You further agree that you will not use any robot, spider, or other automated device, or a program, algorithm or methodology having similar processes or functionality, or any manual process to monitor or copy any of the Web pages, data or content from the Websites. LOTUS NOMADS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY MEMBER ACCOUNT INCLUDING ALL ITS CONTENT, AND ANY CLIENT RELATED INFORMATION FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE OFFENSES OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON IN NOMADS’ SOLE DISCRETION. Terms Between Photographers and LOTUS Nomads By agreeing to the terms of use outlined in this document and in consideration of LOTUS Alliance LLC dba LOTUS Nomads (hereinafter LOTUS Nomads or Nomads) evaluating your photography for its possible use on the Website, the contributor (hereinafter the Photographer) agrees to the following terms and conditions (“Photo Submission Terms and Conditions”): Photographers who submit their photo or photosets (hereinafter the “Photo”) to the Website retain full rights to their photography unless otherwise noted. Once a Photo is submitted, Nomads retains the right to accept it as a product, display it on our website and promote it on our social media channels, based on the general content, quality of image, and style of the Photo. We may, at any time, remove the Photo from our Website for any reason, including but not limited to, objectionable images, poor photo quality, or copyright infringement. Once a Photo has been submitted, Nomads has the option to complete a feature article on the photographer, providing exposure to the Photographer’s personal website and some of their work. If a Photo is selected, Nomads may use your Photo in any matter on or in connection with the Website including but not limited to: reproducing the photo on the Website, changing or reworking the photo by modifying such things as color and size (as necessary), making derivative works of the Photo, using the Photo on the Website and on promotional material for Nomads. If a Photo is selected, the Photographer may use the Photo (or derivatives of the Photo) or allow others to use the Photo (or derivatives of the Photo) for any purpose. The Photographer acknowledges that the Photo assigned to Nomads is their own original work, has not been previously published, and does not contain any trademarks, logos, copyrighted material, or any other intellectual property belonging to any third party, or any material, which Nomads in its sole discretion, deems to be profane or offensive. Participants, who in the opinion of Nomads, do not comply with these Photo Submission Legal Terms and Conditions, or for any other reason at Nomads’ sole discretion, can at any time be excluded from consideration without notice. The decisions of Nomads are final and binding.

Terms Between Writers and LOTUS Nomads

By agreeing to the terms of use outlined in this document and in consideration of LOTUS Alliance LLC dba LOTUS Nomads (hereinafter LOTUS Nomads or Nomads) evaluating your writing (hereinafter the “Writing”) for its possible use on the main Website, in newsletters, and on social media, the contributor (hereinafter the “Writer”) agrees to the following terms and conditions (“Writing Submission Terms and Conditions”): Writers who submit their Writing to the Website retain full rights to their Writing unless otherwise noted. Once Writing has been submitted, Nomads retains the right to accept it and display it on our website, in newsletters, and on social media based on the general content and the quality of the Writing. We may at any time remove the Writing from our website for any reason, including but not limited to, objectionable content, poor quality, or copyright infringement. Once the Writing has been submitted, Nomads agrees to provide exposure to the Writer’s personal web site and relevant social media buttons, if requested, through a backlink. If any Writing is selected, Nomads may use the Writing in any matter on or in connection with the Website, including but not limited to: changing or reworking the Writing by making grammatical, structural, and other general editing changes (as necessary), making derivative works of the Writing, using the Writing on the Website, on promotional material, and on social media channels for Nomads. If any Writing is selected, the Writer may use the Writing (or derivatives of the Writing) or allow others to use the Writing (or derivatives of the Writing) for any purpose. The Writer acknowledges that the writing assigned to Nomads is the Writer’s own original work and does not contain any copyrighted material, or any other intellectual property belonging to any third party, or any material, which Nomads in its sole discretion, deems to be profane or offensive. Participants, who in the opinion of Nomads, do not comply with these Writing Submission Legal Terms and Conditions, or for any other reason at Nomads’ sole discretion, can at any time be excluded from consideration without notice. The decisions of LOTUS Nomads are final and binding. Terms and Conditions for Social Media, Twitter Chats and Instagram Challenges If you respond to questions or posts by Nomads or post content on or via our official brand presence on Social Media platforms, we may use or republish your posted text, photographs, videos, or other materials (hereinafter referred to as ‘content’). Our Social Media platforms include LOTUS Alliance Facebook Page, LOTUS Nomads Instagram Account, LOTUS Nomads Twitter Account, LOTUS Nomads Google+ Page and LOTUS Alliance LinkedIn Page. Terms for LOTUS Nomads’ #globetrotgraciously Twitter Chats: By participating in our Twitter Chat, you agree to the following terms: You have the right to submit this content This content (hereinafter referred to as ‘tweet’) does not violate or infringe any rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, rights of publicity and privacy. (Note: If any third-party content is included in your posted tweet you must obtain permission from the content owner and attribute this tweet to the owner.) Your tweet (including text, photograph, and video) can be used on www.lotusnomads.org with credit Your tweet (including text, photograph, and video) can be used on our other Social Media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Google +, LinkedIn) with credit Your tweet can be copied, adapted, reproduced, published, posted, distributed and translated by LOTUS Nomads for advertising and commercial purposes You agree to hold LOTUS Nomads harmless and defend any claims, disputes, damages, costs and losses of any kind which may arise out of your tweet or is in any way connected to it If you are the winner of a prize, prizes or prize package from the twitter chat, you have 72 hours from the announcement to claim your prize. After 72 hours, the prize will be assigned to the next deserving participant from the twitter chat as determined by the LOTUS Nomads Team. All decisions regarding the assigned prizes are made by the LOTUS Nomads Team and are final. Terms of Use for LOTUS Nomads’ #globetrotgraciously Series Instagram Challenges By tagging to our Instagram Challenges, you agree to the following terms: You have the right to submit this content You retain full rights to your photography unless otherwise noted Your writeup (or parts of your writeup) can be edited or reorganized by a member of our staff Your photo/video and writeup (or parts of your writeup) may be featured on the www.lotusnomads.org as well as sponsor’s website (if applicable) with credit Your photo/video and writeup (or parts of your writeup) may be used on LOTUS Nomads social media and newsletter (including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn) as well as the sponsor’s social media and newsletter (if applicable) with credit LOTUS Nomads may, at any time, remove the photo/video from the Website or social media for any reason, including but not limited to, objectionable images, poor photo quality, or copyright infringement LOTUS Nomads may ask you to provide your email or relevant information if selected as a Winner. LOTUS Nomads may share this information with Contest Sponsors in order to facilitate delivery of prize(s) LOTUS Nomads reserves the right to demand that the prize(s) be returned in full should the Winner or Honorable Mentions disagree with any of these stipulations Your photo/video and write up may be used in a book featuring photos and stories from around the world with credit If you are the winner of a prize, prizes or prize package from the Instagram Challenge, you have 72 hours from the announcement to claim your prize. After 72 hours, the prize will be assigned to the next deserving participant from the Instagram Challenge as determined by the LOTUS Nomads Team. All decisions regarding the assigned prizes are made by the LOTUS Nomads Team and are final. Terms and Conditions for LOTUS Nomads’ #globetrotgraciously Series By tagging your photo with #globetrotgraciously on Instagram or submitting through our website, you agree to the following terms: You have the right to submit this content Your writeup (or parts of your writeup) can be edited and reorganized by a member of our staff Your photo can be featured on the lotusnomads.org website Your photo can be used on LOTUS Nomads social media (including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ & Pinterest) with credit. Your photo could be used in a book featuring photos and stories from around the world

Tax

A tax recovery charge may be assessed to you to recover any amounts we pay to the hotel in connection with your reservation for sales and use, occupancy, room excise tax, value added and other similar taxes, and the balance of the additional amount, if any, is a fee we charge in connection with the handling of your reservation. Our service fee varies based on the amount and location of your reservation. In certain circumstances, we are not the vendor collecting and remitting such taxes to the applicable taxing authorities. The vendors bill all applicable taxes to us and we remit such taxes directly to the vendor. In such instances, we are not a co-vendor associated with the vendor with whom we book or reserve our customer’s travel arrangements. Taxability and the appropriate tax rate vary greatly by location. Our actual tax cost paid to the vendor may vary from the tax recovery charge, depending upon the rates, taxability, etc., in effect at the time of the actual use of the hotel by the customer. With respect to the purchase(s) of certain goods, such purchase may be subject to state and local sales tax, depending on the location to which the goods are being shipped. We reserve the right to charge any applicable tax that will be applied to the items you purchase through our Websites and delivery, in accordance with applicable laws.

Travel Destinations

Although most travel, including travel to international destinations, is completed without incident, travel to certain destinations may involve greater risk than others. We urge you to review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by all relevant governmental authorities and agencies prior to booking travel to international destinations. BY OFFERING FOR SALE TRAVEL TO PARTICULAR INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS, WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT TRAVEL TO SUCH POINTS IS ADVISABLE OR WITHOUT RISK, AND ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES THAT MAY RESULT FROM TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATIONS. Links to Third Party Websites Our Websites contains links to Websites operated by parties other than the Company. Those links are provided to you for your reference and convenience only. These third party Websites and advertisers, or internet advertising companies working on their behalf, sometimes use technology to send or serve the advertisements that appear on our Websites directly to your browser. We do not own or control the content of those Websites and are not responsible for their content or your use of them. We do not endorse the content of any of those Websites.

Electronic Communications

You communicate with us electronically whenever you visit our Websites or send emails to us. You consent to receive communications from us electronically and by fax. You agree that all notices, disclosures, agreements and other communications that we provide to you electronically or by fax satisfy any legal requirements that communications be in writing.

Warranty and Liability Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PUBLISHED ON THESE WEBSITES MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF, AND DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR INACCURACIES RELATING TO, THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS OR OTHER CONTENT OF THESE WEBSITES. IN PARTICULAR, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF, AND DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR INACCURACIES RELATING TO, THE ESTABLISHMENT PHOTOGRAPHS, ESTABLISHMENT PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS, AND LISTS OF ESTABLISHMENT PROPERTY AMENITIES DISPLAYED ON THESE WEBSITES, MOST OF WHICH IS PROVIDED TO US BY THE ESTABLISHMENT PROPERTIES. ESTABLISHMENT RATINGS DISPLAYED ON THESE WEBSITES ARE INTENDED ONLY AS GENERAL GUIDELINES, AND THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF THE RATINGS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES ON THESE WEBSITES AT ANY TIME. ALTHOUGH THE WEBSITES CONTENT MAY BE UPDATED FROM TIME TO TIME, TRAVEL INFORMATION MAY CHANGE RAPIDLY. THEREFORE, SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITES MAY BE OUT OF DATE AND/OR MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. LOTUS NOMADS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE TIMELINESS, VALIDITY, COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF WEBSITES CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE WEBSITE CONTAIN OPINIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, STATEMENTS AND INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES AND/OR THIRD PARTY STANDARDS. LOTUS NOMADS DOES NOT REPRESENT, ENDORSE OR GUARANTEE THE TRUTHFULNESS, ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OF SUCH WEBSITES CONTENT POSTED BY SUCH THIRD PARTIES, OR ENDORSE ANY OPINIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED BY SUCH THIRD PARTIES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MATERIAL OR DATA THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITES AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND ANY RELIANCE ON WEBSITE CONTENT POSTED BY THIRD PARTIES WILL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE WEBSITE AND MAY BE MADE AT ANY TIME. LOTUS NOMADS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, STAKEHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON THESE WEBSITES FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND THE INCLUSION OR OFFERING FOR SALE OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON THESE WEBSITES DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION OF SUCH PRODUCTS OR SERVICES BY THE COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. LOTUS NOMADS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS, AND/OR 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 NONINFRINGEMENT. THE ESTABLISHMENTS AND OTHER SUPPLIERS PROVIDING TRAVEL OR OTHER SERVICES FOR THE COMPANY ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND NOT AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES OF THE COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES. LOTUS NOMADS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS 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. LOTUS NOMADS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS HAVE NO LIABILITY AND WILL MAKE NO REFUND IN THE EVENT OF ANY DELAY, CANCELLATION, OVERBOOKING, STRIKE, FORCE MAJEURE, ACTS OF TERRORISM, SICKNESS OR OTHER CAUSES BEYOND THEIR DIRECT CONTROL, AND THEY HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSE, OMISSIONS, DELAYS OR ACTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AUTHORITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL LOTUS NOMADS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS 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 THIS WEBSITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF LOTUS NOMADS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST LOTUS NOMADS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS BASED UPON THE NEGLIGENCE OF SUCH PARTIES) FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES YOU SUSTAIN IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. 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.

Indemnification

You agree to defend and indemnify LOTUS Nomads, its affiliates, and/or their respective suppliers and any of their officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought by: (i) you or on your behalf in excess of the liability described above; or (ii) by third parties as a result of (a) your breach of this agreement or the documents referenced herein, (b) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party, or (c) your use of this Website.

General

By using the Website, submitting Member Content, booking a reservation and/or purchasing goods or services through this Website, you agree that the internal laws of the State of Connecticut, USA, without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws, will govern this agreement and any dispute of any kind that arises between you and the Company or its affiliates. You hereby agree that any dispute arising from or relating to the use of this Website, hotel reservations and/or purchasing goods or services made through us may, if not amicably resolved, be resolved only through binding arbitration between you and us under the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. This arbitration, which shall be conducted in Connecticut before neutral arbitrators, shall not involve other customers, be combined with separate arbitrations involving other customers, or proceed as any type or form of class action in which the claims of similarly-situated customers are pursued together. Use of this Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of this agreement, including, but not limited, to this paragraph. We reserve the right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this Website or information provided to or gathered by the Company and its affiliates with respect to your use of this Website. If any provision of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law by any court of competent jurisdiction, the other provisions of this agreement will remain in full force and effect. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and LOTUS Nomads as a result of this agreement or use of the Website. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty and liability disclaimers 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 this agreement shall continue in effect. This agreement (and any other terms and conditions referenced herein) constitutes the entire agreement between you and the Company and its affiliates with respect to these Websites and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between you and the Company and its affiliates with respect to this Website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. LOTUS Nomads may assign its rights under these terms and conditions to any party without your consent. These terms and conditions shall inure to the benefit of LOTUS Nomads, its successors and assigns. You may not assign, convey, subcontract or delegate your rights, duties or obligations hereunder. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Modification of These Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which these Websites are offered with or without notice. You agree to accept and be bound by those terms, conditions, and notices that are in effect at the time of your use of our Websites and facilities.

Termination

We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion to restrict, suspend, or terminate your use of and access to all or any part of our Websites and/or service at any time and for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.

Termination by You

You may discontinue your participation in and access to the Websites, and remove your Member Content from the Websites at any time. These terms and conditions will continue to apply to all past use of the Website by you, even if you are no longer using them. In the event of Termination by you, you acknowledge that LOTUS Nomads may retain archived copies of your Member Content.

Copyright and Trademark Notices

LOTUS Alliance, LOTUS Nomads and globetrot graciously are trademarks and/or service marks of LOTUS Alliance LLC. You agree not to display or use in any manner any marks of LOTUS Alliance without prior permission. All contents of the Website are copyrighted: LOTUS Alliance LLC. 2014. All rights reserved. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.