RELEASE OF LIABILITY

As a condition of acceptance each participant understands and has agreed to all the following information and the following release of liability: I/we have carefully read the schedule of activities, requirements, the “Terms and Conditions” provided by the brochure, and I/we are aware that the tour involves the risk of personal injury, death or loss (damage) to property. In consideration of the benefits derived by the trip, I/we voluntarily recognized and accept all risks there of. I/we understand and agree on behalf of myself, my dependents, heirs, executors, and assigns, to release and hold harmless Intrepid Photography Sojourns (referred to as IPS here forward) and any of its officers, employees, guides, leader, agents, or representatives, from any and all claims, including but not limited to liability for delays, monetary damages, illness, injuries, death, or for the loss of or damage to property resulting directly or indirectly from any occurrences or conditions. I/we affirm that I/we are stated herein or elsewhere published. I/we affirm that I/we are covered by medical insurance, which is valid overseas, (not applicable for domestic tours). I/we affirm that I/we have not relied on any additional oral or written representation of IPS or their suppliers for executing this release. I/we further acknowledge receipt of this release and I/we understand and accept its terms and conditions. Any questions I/we had concerning this release have been answered to my full satisfaction.

 

IPS organizes promotes , and sells travel programs and travel services that it purchase from other suppliers. The suppliers are independent contractors are not agents or employees of IPS. They supply services that include, but are not limited to, local guides. While we endeavor to make travel arrangements with reputable suppliers, IPS is not responsible for the will full or negligent acts and/or omissions of such suppliers, their employees, agents, servants, or representatives, including without limitation, their failure or inadequate delivery of services. All travel and arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the suppliers, air carriers, and/or applicable governing laws. IPS and the suppliers providing transportation or any service can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to but not limited to delay, inconvenience, changes to or cancellation of itinerary, sickness, weather, strike, was, quarantine, terrorism, defect in vehicles, breakdown in equipment, animals including transportation by animals, hiking, and any act, omission, negligence or other causes beyond their control. All such losses or expenses will be only the time stated. IPS is not responsible for expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip (i.e.: air tickets, visa/passport fees, equipment, medical expense, individual transfers, etc.).

 

Assumption of Risk: I am voluntarily participating in the trip with knowledge that it involves some inherent risks and danger indulging, but not limited to, forces of nature, terrorism, civil unrest, strikes, wild animals (including animals used for transportation), all activities including hiking over rough terrain, theft, cancellation or changes in itinerary, negligent action of other or their agencies, or means of conveyance or accommodation which may not be operated nor maintained to standards common in the United States. This included health-related issues, and I am aware that medical services or facilities may not be readily available or accessible during all or part of my trip. This includes emergency medical care, presence of physicians, and adequate medication. On expeditions of this type it is not possible to accommodate persons with severe health problems or physical disabilities. it is the passenger’s responsibility to judge the appropriateness of the travel actives to their own physical capabilities. By forwarding they deposit, the passenger certifies they agree with the these terms and condition and that they do not have any mental, physical or other condition or disability that would create hazard for them or other passengers. IPS and its suppliers take no responsibility for special arrangements or problems incurred by passengers unable to participate in the planned activities. The right is reserved to decline any person as a member of the tour, or to require any participant to withdraw from the tour at any time.

 

Insurance: You must have medical insurance, for those attending international tours it must be valid overseas. We strongly recommend that you obtain travel insurance, including coverage for trip cancellation loss and theft of baggage, and expenses. You will be sent insurance information upon enrollment. Insurance payments are non-refundable. 

 

CHANGES IN SERVICES

Rates: Rates are based on tariffs, U.S. exchange rates and suppliers fees in effect at the time of printing. We reserve the right to alter our prices. Please note that if IPS cancels a trip extension, you are subject to the cancellation penalty for the main trip should you subsequently decide to cancel your main trip. Individual transfers for those traveling independently are not included in the land cost unless otherwise stated. If the groups falls below the minimum paying passenger requirement, the expedition is subject to cancellation or re-pricing.

 

Itinerary: IPS reserves the right to cancel or make changes in the published itinerary whenever in its judgment, conditions warrant, without consulting the participants. participants have no right to any refund or other considerations in the event of these itinerary changes. IPS reserves the right to cancel any tour before departure, in which case a full refund of all amounts paid to IPS will be made.

Photographs: IPS reserves the right to display photos of all participants while on the trip program to be used for advertising and marketing purposes from current and future trips via, print or web-based media.

 

Arbitration 

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the performance hereunder, including without limitation any claim related to bodily injury, property damage or death, shall be settled by binding arbitration in Oakland, California, in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association and California law. This agreement to arbitrate does not waive or modify the liability relates contained in the foregoing paragraph.

 

The above Terms and Condition also apply in full to the suppliers, leaders, and staff of your tour and their representatives. 

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