Vacation Rental Consultants LLC Terms of Service
By using the Site, Application or Services, you agree to comply with, and be legally bound by, these Terms whether or not you become a registered user of the Services.
Please read these Terms carefully, as they contain important information about limitations of liability and resolution of disputes through arbitration rather than court.
vacayrx.com is operated by Vacation Rental Consultants LLC. Unless otherwise specified, the entity controlling the Site you are accessing is referred to herein as “Vacayrx, Vacayrx Group, or vacayrx.com” “we,” “us” or “our”. The term “you” refers to the user visiting the Site, listing a property, and/or requesting a booking on this Site, or our customer service agents. You should read through all the Terms carefully. The Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and Vacation Rental Consultants LLC. You are not authorized to use this Site unless you are at least 18 years of age and able to enter into legally binding contracts.
We do not knowingly collect the information of anyone under the age of 18.
If you arrived on the Site after having been re-directed or otherwise clicking on another website, you agree that these Terms shall govern your use of this Site.
IF YOU RESIDE IN THE UNITED STATES, PLEASE NOTE: SECTION 19 OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CONTAINS AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER. IT AFFECTS HOW DISPUTES WITH VACATION RENTAL CONSULTANTS LLC, VACAYRX GROUP, AND VACAYRX.COM ARE RESOLVED. BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE INCLUDE VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS, A CLAUSE THAT GOVERNS THE JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF DISPUTES, AND OBLIGATIONS TO COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
IN PARTICULAR, ANYONE WHO LISTS A PROPERTY ON THE SITE (WHO FROM THIS POINT FORWARD WILL BE REFERRED TO AS “LISTING OWNER”) SHOULD UNDERSTAND HOW THE LAWS WORK IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CITIES. SOME CITIES HAVE LAWS THAT RESTRICT THEIR ABILITY TO PREVENT RENTING THEIR PROPERTY TO GUESTS FOR SHORT PERIODS. THESE LAWS ARE OFTEN PART OF A CITY’S ZONING OR ADMINISTRATIVE CODES. IN MANY CITIES, LISTING OWNERS MUST REGISTER, GET A PERMIT, OR OBTAIN A LICENSE BEFORE LISTING A PROPERTY OR ACCEPTING GUESTS. CERTAIN TYPES OF SHORT-TERM BOOKINGS MAY BE PROHIBITED ALTOGETHER. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS VARY GREATLY IN HOW THEY ENFORCE THESE LAWS. PENALTIES MAY INCLUDE FINES OR OTHER ENFORCEMENT. LISTING OWNERS SHOULD REVIEW LOCAL LAWS BEFORE LISTING A SPACE ON VACAYRX.COM OR ANY SITES ASSOCIATED WITH VACATION RENTAL CONSULTANTS LLC.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES OR BY DOWNLOADING OR POSTING ANY CONTENT FROM OR ON THE SITE, VIA THE APPLICATION OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, AND THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND RECEIVE OUR SERVICES WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE SITE AND APPLICATION. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES, OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT.
LISTING OWNERS REPRESENT THAT THEIR ABILITY TO LIST A PROPERTY ON VACAYRX.COM OR ANY OTHER SITE CONTROLLED BY VACATION RENTAL CONSULTANTS LLC, IS SUBJECT TO FULL AND LEGAL LISTING OWNERSHIP AS INTERPRETED BY COMMON LAW RELATED TO PROPERTY OWNERSHIP. IN THE EVENT OF SHARED LISTING OWNERSHIP OF ANY PROPERTY, LISTING OWNER REPRESENTS THAT THEY HAVE RECEIVED WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION FROM ANY PARTIAL CO-LISTING OWNERS OR PARTNERS WITH LISTING OWNERSHIP RIGHTS IN THE PROPERTY BEFORE LISTING IT ON THE SITE. VIOLATION OF THIS PROVISION TERMINATES ANY RIGHTS, BY SUCH PARTIAL LISTING OWNER AND WAIVES VACATION RENTAL CONSULTANTS LLC OF ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF LISTING A PROPERTY ON THE SITE.
LISTING OWNERS WITH FULL OR PARTIAL OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTIES DESIGNATED AS COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO; HOTEL ROOMS, MOTEL ROOMS, OTHER LODGINGS OR ACCOMMODATIONS WITH PROPER LISTING OWNERSHIP RIGHTS MAY POST ON THE SITE, HOWEVER, VACAYRX IS NOT A PROVIDER OF SUCH PROPERTIES AND VACAYRX DOES NOT OWN, SELL, RESELL, FURNISH, PROVIDE, RENT, RE-RENT, MANAGE AND/OR CONTROL SUCH PROPERTIES OR ANY TRANSPORTATION OR TRAVEL SERVICES RELATED TO SUCH PROPERTIES. UNLESS EXPLICITLY SPECIFIED OTHERWISE IN THE VACAYRX PLATFORM, VACAYRX’S RESPONSIBILITIES ARE LIMITED TO FACILITATING THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES.
ADDITIONALLY, ANYONE WHO BOOKS OR ATTEMPTS TO BOOK A PROPERTY THAT IS LISTED ON THE SITE (WHO FROM WILL BE REFERRED TO AS “GUEST”) IS ALSO BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THE SITE AND ANY OTHER TERMS OF SERVICE POSTED ON THE SITE OR ANCILLARY SITES OF VACAYRX AS SPECIFICALLY POSTED ON SUCH SITES.
COLLECTIVELY, LISTING OWNERS AND GUESTS MAY BE REFERRED TO AS “USERS” OR “MEMBERS” AND WILL ALSO OPERATE UNDER ALL TERMS SPECIFIED BY THE SITE OR ANCILLARY SITES OF VACAYRX AS SPECIFICALLY POSTED ON SUCH SITES. IN ALL CASES, THE TERMS PROVIDED ON THE VACAYRX SITE SHALL TAKE PRECEDENCE IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE REGARDING WHICH TERMS SHALL BE APPLIED.
“PROPERTIES” AND “ACCOMMODATIONS” WHICH ARE PUBLISHED, OR SUBMITTED TO BE PUBLISHED, TO BECOME “LISTINGS” ON THE SITE BY ANY USER FOR THE PURPOSES OF RENTING, OR OTHERWISE, WILL ALSO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THE SITE AS SPECIFICALLY STATED.
A User’s booking or use of a vacayrx.com Site is bound by the Terms on the Vacayrx Site where the booking is finalized (and not necessarily the Vacayrx Site on which the property was originally listed). If there are any conflicts between the Terms of the Vacayrx Site you found the property on and the Terms of the Vacayrx Site you finalize a booking on, the Terms of Service of the Vacayrx Site where the booking is finalized will govern. If you do not fully agree to these Terms and any other Terms of Service posted or linked to any Site, you are not authorized to access or otherwise use the Site. Under these Terms, “use” or “access” of the Site specifically includes any direct or indirect access or use of the Site or any cached version of the Site and any direct or indirect access or use of any information or content on the Site, regardless of how obtained and the term Site includes, without limitation, any cached version thereof.
Vacayrx reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify the Site, Application or Services or to modify these Terms, including the Service Fees, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms, we will either post the modification on the Site or via the Application or otherwise provide you with notice of the modification. We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of these Terms. By continuing to access or use the Site, Application or Services after we have posted a modification on the Site or via the Application or have provided you with notice of a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Site, Application and Services.
You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Vacayrx’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. Vacayrx may assign or transfer these Terms, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
- The Site is a Venue and We are Not a Party to any Rental Agreement or other Transaction Between Users of the Site.
We urge all users to be responsible about their use of this Site and any transaction entered into as a result of either listing a property or renting a property. We do not own or manage, nor can we contract for, any vacation rental property listed on a Site. The Site provides an on-line marketplace to allow Listing Owners and property managers who advertise on the Site (each, a “member”) to offer for rent in a variety of pricing formats, a specific vacation or short term rental property to potential renters or Guests (each, a “Guest” and, collectively with a member, the “Users”). “Members” may also include Listing Owners or managers who originally advertised their properties on another website and their listings have been redistributed on the Site. We also may offer online booking or other tools or services to allow users to communicate with each other and enter into rental agreements or other transactions.
THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES COMPRISE AN ONLINE PLATFORM THROUGH WHICH LISTING OWNERS MAY CREATE LISTINGS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS AND GUESTS MAY LEARN ABOUT AND BOOK ACCOMMODATIONS DIRECTLY WITH THE LISTING OWNERS. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT VACAYRX IS NOT A PARTY TO ANY AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO BETWEEN LISTING OWNERS AND GUESTS, NOR IS VACAYRX A REAL ESTATE BROKER, AGENT OR INSURER. VACAYRX HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE CONDUCT OF LISTING OWNERS, GUESTS AND OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES OR ANY ACCOMMODATIONS, AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY IN THIS REGARD TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO CREATE A LISTING ON VACAYRX, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH VACAYRX IS LIMITED TO BEING A MEMBER AND AN INDEPENDENT, THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTOR, AND NOT AN EMPLOYEE, AGENT, JOINT VENTURER OR PARTNER OF VACAYRX FOR ANY REASON, AND YOU ACT EXCLUSIVELY ON YOUR OWN BEHALF AND FOR YOUR OWN BENEFIT, AND NOT ON BEHALF OF OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF VACAYRX. VACAYRX DOES NOT CONTROL, AND HAS NO RIGHT TO CONTROL, YOUR LISTING, YOUR OFFLINE ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR LISTING, OR ANY OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO ANY LISTING, THAT YOU PROVIDE. AS A MEMBER YOU AGREE NOT TO DO ANYTHING TO CREATE A FALSE IMPRESSION THAT YOU ARE ENDORSED BY, PARTNERING WITH, OR ACTING ON BEHALF OF OR FORTHE BENEFIT OF VACAYRX, INCLUDING BY INAPPROPRIATELY USING ANY VACAYRX INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
We are not a party to any rental or other agreement between users. This is true even if the Site allows you to book a rental or provides other ancillary products or services, as the Site may facilitate booking a rental or other tools, services or products, but we are not a party to any rental or other agreement between users. As a result, any part of an actual or potential transaction between a traveler and a member, including the quality, condition, safety or legality of the properties advertised, the truth or accuracy of the listings (including the content thereof or any review relating to any traveler or property), the ability of members to rent a vacation property or the ability of travelers to contract for properties are solely the responsibility of each user. You acknowledge and agree that you may be required to enter into one or more separate agreements, waivers or Terms of Service before making a booking or purchasing a product or service and Vacayrx or one of its affiliates may place additional restrictions on your booking, product or service.
If you accept or agree to these Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms and, in such event, “you” and “your” will refer and apply to that company or other legal entity.
Users agree that they are responsible for, and agree to abide by, all laws, rules and regulations applicable to their use of the Site, their use of any tool, service or product offered on the Site and any transaction they enter into on the Site or in connection with their use of the Site.
Members further agree that they are responsible for and agree to abide by all laws, rules, ordinances, or regulations applicable to the listing of their rental property and the conduct of their rental business, including but not limited to any and all laws, rules, ordinances, regulations or other requirements relating to taxes, credit cards, data and privacy, permits or license requirements, zoning ordinances, safety compliance and compliance with all anti-discrimination and fair housing laws, as applicable. Please be aware that, even though we are not a party to any rental transaction and assume no liability for legal or regulatory compliance pertaining to rental properties listed on the Site, there may be circumstances where we are nevertheless legally obligated (as we may determine in our sole discretion) to provide information relating to your listing in order to comply with requests from governmental bodies in relation to investigations, litigation or administrative proceedings, and we may choose to comply with such obligations in our sole discretion.
Vacayrx recommends that Listing Owners obtain appropriate insurance for their Accommodations. Please review any insurance policy that you may have for your Accommodation carefully, and in particular please make sure that you are familiar with and understand any exclusions to, and any deductibles that may apply for, such insurance policy, including, but not limited to, whether or not your insurance policy will cover the actions or inactions of Guests (and the individuals the Guest invites to the Accommodation, if applicable) while at your Accommodation. Vacayrx may at times, suggest or advertise specific insurance programs available through third-party sites or services, but at no time represents, or is responsible for, any liability that arises from any such advertisement or coverage provided by such service provider. All insurance policies are to be reviewed by the individual applying for such policy and will in no way, hold Vacayrx responsible for any claims, material or otherwise, that arise from such policy.
Members who accept credit card, banking or other payment information from travelers agree to properly handle and safeguard all such information in accordance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements and best practices.
Although most travel is completed without a serious incident, travel to some destinations may involve more risk than others. We urge travelers to research the location they wish to visit and to review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by the United States Government before booking. Information may be found at www.state.gov, www.tsa.gov, www.dot.gov, www.faa.gov, www.cdc.gov, www.treas.gov/ofac.
While we do take certain measures with a goal to assist users to avoid potentially fraudulent or other illegal activity of which we become aware, we assume no liability or obligation to take any such measures or actions. When we provide warnings or messages to users about any such activity, we do not warrant that such messages are accurate or that such messages will reach any or all users they should have reached in a timely manner or at all or that such messages or measures will prevent any harm or otherwise have any impact.
2.Limited License to Use the Site.
Users are granted a limited, revocable non-exclusive license to access the Site and the content and services provided on the Site solely for the purpose of advertising a property, searching for a property, purchasing or researching (for the purpose of inquiring about purchasing) any of the products or services offered on any Site, participating in an interactive area hosted on the Site or for any other purpose clearly stated on a Site, all in accordance with the Terms. Any use of the Site that is not for one of these purposes or otherwise in accordance with the Terms or as otherwise authorized by us in writing is expressly prohibited.
3.Unauthorized Uses of the Site.
The license to use the Site only extends to the uses expressly described herein. The license to use the Site granted to users in these Terms does not include any right of collection, aggregation, copying, scraping, duplication, display or any derivative use of the Site nor any right of use of data mining, robots, spiders or similar data gathering and extraction tools without our prior written permission; provided, however, that a limited exception from the foregoing exclusion is provided to general purpose internet search engines that use tools to gather information for the sole purpose of displaying hyperlinks to the Site, provided they each do so from a stable IP address or range of IP addresses using an easily identifiable agent and comply with our robots.txt file. “General purpose internet search engines” do not include a website or search engine or other service that provides classified listings or property rental advertisements, or any subset of the same or which is in the business of providing vacation property rental services or other services that compete with us.
Unauthorized uses of the Site also include, without limitation, those listed below. You agree not to do any of the following, unless otherwise previously and specifically agreed to by us:
- Any commercial use of the Site or any content on the Site, other than by members in good standing, or by members under a valid license to software offered on the Site (a “valid license“);
- Any use of the Site or the tools and services on the Site for the purpose of booking or soliciting a rental of a property other than a property listed under a valid subscription;
- Copy, reproduce, upload, post, display, republish, distribute or transmit any part of the content in any form whatsoever;
- Reproduce any portion of the Site on your website or otherwise, using any device including, but not limited to, use of a frame or border environment around the Site, or other framing technique to enclose any portion or aspect of the Site, or mirror or replicate any portion of the Site;
- Deep-link to any portion of the Site without our express written permission;
- Modify, translate into any language or computer language or create derivative works from, any content or any part of the Site;
- Reverse engineer any part of the Site;
- Sell, offer for sale, transfer or license any portion of the Site in any form to any third parties;
- Use the Site and its inquiry or booking functionality other than to advertise and/or research vacation rentals, to make legitimate inquiries to our members or any other use expressly authorized on the Site;
- Use the Site to post or transmit information that is in any way false, fraudulent, or misleading, including making any booking or inquiry under false pretenses, or taking any action that may be considered phishing or that would give rise to criminal or civil liability;
- Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, indecent, inflammatory, sexually explicit, pornographic or profane material;
- Violate, plagiarize or infringe the rights of us or third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secrets, rights of publicity or privacy or any other intellectual or proprietary rights; or
- Use or access the Site in any way that, in our sole discretion, adversely affects, or could adversely affect, the performance or function of the Site or any other system used by us or the Site.
If you are aware of, or experience, any content, activity or communication through or in connection with the Site that appears to be in violation of the above restrictions, or in violation of any other provision of these Terms, we ask that you please inform us by contacting us as set forth under “Contact Us,” below.
4.Proprietary Rights and Downloading of Information from the Site.
The Site and all content and information on the Site are protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, under applicable U.S. and international copyright laws and conventions and database rights. You agree to abide by any and all copyright notices, information or restrictions contained in or relating to any content on the Site. Copying, storing or otherwise accessing the Site or any content on the Site other than for your personal, noncommercial use (other than in accordance with a valid listing) is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from us. As part of the rental inquiry or booking process, for your own personal, noncommercial use and not for further distribution, you may download, display and/or print one copy of any portion of the Site. You may not modify the same, and you must reproduce our copyright notice in the form displayed on the relevant portion(s) of the Site that you desire to download, display or print.
User verification on the Internet is difficult and we cannot, and do not assume any responsibility for, the confirmation of each user’s purported identity. We encourage you to communicate directly with a traveler or member through the tools available on the Site, though even this does not assure you of the identity of the person with which you are communicating. We further encourage you to take other reasonable measures to assure yourself of the other person’s identity and, for travelers, of the property and relevant details of your booking or proposed booking.
Members are required by these Terms to provide accurate information. Although Vacayrx may, for transparency or fraud prevention or detection purposes, directly or through third parties, ask you to provide a form of government identification, your date of birth, and other information, or undertake additional checks and processes designed to help verify or check the identities or backgrounds of Members and/or screen Member information against third party databases or other sources, we do not make any representations about, confirm, or endorse any Member or the Member’s purported identity or background.
You are responsible for safeguarding your password for the Site at all times. You agree that you will not disclose your password to any third party and that you will take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your Vacayrx Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify Vacayrx of any unauthorized use of your Vacayrx Account.
We discourage you from giving anyone access to your online ID and password for your account with us and your email account. However, if you do give someone your online ID and online password, or if you fail to adequately safeguard such information, you are responsible for any and all transactions that the person performs while using your account with us and/or your email account, even those transactions that are fraudulent or that you did not intend or want performed.
Additionally, You agree to (i) keep your password and online ID for both your account with us and your email account secure and strictly confidential, providing it only to authorized users of your accounts, (ii) instruct each person to whom you give your online ID and password that he or she is not to disclose it to any unauthorized person, (iii) notify us immediately and select a new online ID and password if you believe your password for either your account with us or your email account may have become known to an unauthorized person, and (iv) notify us immediately if you are contacted by anyone requesting your online ID and password. Further, if we suspect any unauthorized access to your account, upon our request, you agree to promptly change your ID and password and take any other related action as we may reasonably request.
EACH USER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT: (1) NEITHER VACATION RENTAL CONSULTANTS LLC NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES WILL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO ANY USER FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED TRANSACTION MADE USING ANY USER’S ID OR PASSWORD; AND (2) THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF YOUR ONLINE ID AND PASSWORD FOR YOUR VACAYRX ACCOUNT OR YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT COULD CAUSE YOU TO INCUR LIABILITY TO BOTH VACAYRX AND OTHER USERS.
Further, we may, without notice to you, suspend or cancel your listing at any time even without receiving notice from you if we suspect, in our sole discretion, that your account with us or your email account is being used in an unauthorized or fraudulent manner.
By using the Site, Application or Services, you agree that any legal remedy or liability that you seek to obtain for actions or omissions of other Members or other third parties will be limited to a claim against the particular Members or other third parties who caused you harm. You agree not to attempt to impose liability on or seek any legal remedy from Vacayrx with respect to such actions or omissions. Accordingly, we encourage you to communicate directly with other Members on the Site and Services regarding any bookings or Listings made by you. This limitation shall not apply to any claim by a Listing Owner against Vacayrx regarding the remittance of payments received from a Guest by Vacayrx on behalf of a Listing Owner, which instead shall be subject to the limitations described in the section below entitled “Limitation of Liability”.
7.Limitations on Communications and Use of Other Users’ Information; No Spam.
You agree that, with respect to other users’ personal information that you obtain directly or indirectly from or through the Site or through any Site-related communication, transaction or software, we have granted to you a license to use such information only for: (i) Site-related communications that are not unsolicited commercial messages, (ii) using services offered through the Site, and (iii) inquiring about or otherwise facilitating a financial transaction between you and the other user related to the purpose of the Site (such as inquiring about or booking a property or charging a personal credit card). Any other purpose will require express permission from the user. You may not use any such information for any unlawful purpose or with any unlawful intent.
In all cases, you must give users an opportunity to remove their information from your address book or database or other records and a chance to review what information you have collected about them. In addition, under no circumstances, except as defined in this provision, may you disclose personal information about another user to any third party without the consent of the other user. You agree that other users may use your personal information to communicate with you in accordance with this provision. Further, you agree that you will protect other users’ personal information with the same degree of care that you protect your own confidential information (using at minimum a reasonable standard of care), and you assume all liability for the misuse, loss or unauthorized transfer of such information.
We do not tolerate spam or unsolicited commercial electronic communications of any kind. Therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to add a Site user, even a user who has rented a short-term property from you or to you, to your mailing list (email or physical mail) without the user’s express consent. You may not use any tool or service on the Site to send spam or unsolicited commercial electronic communications of any kind or in any other way that would violate these Terms.
8.Responsibility for Property Listings, Reviews and Other User-contributed content; Participation in Interactive Forums.
As a Member, you may create Listings. To create a Listing, you will be asked a variety of questions about the Accommodation to be listed, including, but not limited to, the location, capacity, size, features, and availability of the Accommodation and pricing and related rules and financial terms. In order to be featured in Listings via the Site, Application and Services, all Accommodations must have valid physical addresses. Listings will be made publicly available via the Site, Application and Services. You understand and agree that the placement or ranking of Listings in search results may depend on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, Property Specifications, Use of products and services from existing Channel Partners and otherwise, ratings, response time and/or ease of booking.
Other Members will be able to book your Accommodation via the Site, Application and Services based upon the information provided in your Listing, your Guest requirements, and Guests’ search parameters and preferences. You understand and agree that once a Guest requests a booking of your Accommodation, you may not request the Guest to pay a higher price than in the booking request.
Vacayrx has no duty to pre-screen content posted on the Site by members, travelers or other users, whether directly contributed by the user or contributed by us or a third party on behalf of the user (including, without limitation, property listings, reviews of a rental property or a traveler, participation in an interactive community, forum or blog (each an “Interactive Forum”) or any other content provided by a user to the Site), (collectively, “user-contributed content”). We are not responsible for user-contributed content. “User-contributed content” also includes information that a user or any other person provided to a third party website or mobile application that is then provided to our Site by a tool we offer or any other exchange of user-contributed content we have authorized.
We reserve the right to decline to permit the posting on the Site of or to remove from the Site any user-contributed content that fails to meet our Content Guidelines which are incorporated by reference into these Terms, any other guidelines posted on a Site or if it otherwise violates these Terms, each as determined in our discretion. We may also remove user-contributed content if it is brought to our attention, such as by notice given to us by a user or any third party that any part of these Terms, or any other requirements governing the posting of such content, have been apparently breached in respect of such content, as determined in our discretion. Finally, we reserve the right, but do not assume the obligation, to edit a member’s content or user-contributed content in a non-substantive manner solely to cause the content to comply with our Content Guidelines or formatting requirements or to provide services to members to create or improve listings (such as translation services), in accordance with information we have about the property listed. Users remain responsible for reviewing their user-contributed content to ensure it is accurate and not misleading.
At a minimum, user-contributed content must (as determined by us in our discretion):
- not infringe anyone’s rights, including but limited to copyright and rights of publicity and privacy, violate the law or otherwise be inappropriate;
- not include personal information of another that can be used to identify or contact any person;
- not include unsolicited promotional content, advertising, political campaigns, contests, raffles or solicitations;
- be directly related to the Site, business service, product or forum where the content is submitted;
- not be obscene, abusive, discriminatory or illegal; or
- not be false or misleading.
All property listings on the Site are the sole responsibility of the member (who may be the Listing Owner or a property manager or duly authorized agent of the Listing Owner) and we specifically disclaim any and all liability arising from the alleged accuracy of the listings, reviews or any alleged breaches of contract on a user’s part. Members are solely responsible for keeping their property information up-to-date on the Site, including, but not limited to, any and all representations about any property, its amenities, location, price and its availability for a specific date or range of dates. We do not represent or warrant that any of the copy, content, traveler or property reviews, guest book entries, property location, suitability, pricing or availability information published on the Site is accurate or up-to-date even in the case where travelers have searched for specific dates or types of properties.
You acknowledge and agree that you alone are responsible for any and all Listings and Member Content you post. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that any Listing you post and the booking of, or a Guest’s stay at, an Accommodation in a Listing you post (i) will not breach any agreements you have entered into with any third parties, such as homeowners association, condominium, lease or rental agreements, and (ii) will (a) be in compliance with all applicable laws (such as zoning laws and laws governing rentals of residential and other properties), Tax requirements, Intellectual Property laws, and rules and regulations that may apply to any Accommodation included in a Listing you post (including having all required permits, licenses and registrations), and (b) not conflict with the rights of third parties. Please note that Vacayrx assumes no responsibility for an Listing Owner’s compliance with any agreements with or duties to third parties, applicable laws, rules and regulations. Vacayrx reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Listing for any reason, including Listings that Vacayrx, in its sole discretion, considers to be objectionable for any reason, in violation of these Terms or Vacayrx’s then-current Policies and Guidelines, or Standards, Trademark and Branding Guidelines, or otherwise harmful to the Site, Application, or Services.
When you create a Listing, you may also choose to include certain requirements which must be met by the Members who are eligible to request a booking of your Accommodation, such as requiring Members to have a profile picture, valid photo of ID/Passport, verified phone number, or passing of additional security measures in order to book your Accommodation. Any Member wishing to book Accommodations included in Listings with such requirements must meet these requirements in order to inquire or book a property. Guests without required credentials attempting to book a property that requires ID verification will be prompted to do so. Failure to comply will eliminate the opportunity to inquire or book such property and guest will be required to find similar bookings without such requirement. No ID/Passport verification will be used to discriminate in any way, at any time, by Vacayrx, Listing Owner, or Guest on the Site. For full list of Non-Discrimination Policy please see section:
Vacayrx also may from time to time create new descriptions or otherwise change the location or geographic descriptions we use to identify properties in their listings and search results. Consequently, we may change the location or geographic description associated with any property listing at any time without notice. However, we assume no responsibility to verify property listing content or the accuracy of the location. Members are solely responsible for ensuring the accuracy of location, geographic and other content and location or geographic descriptions and agree to promptly correct (or contact us to correct) any inaccuracy and travelers are solely responsible for verifying the accuracy of such content and descriptions.
All other user-contributed content is the sole responsibility of the user who contributed such content, whether such user contributed the content directly or through a third-party website. Users are solely responsible for their user-contributed content and we specifically disclaim all liability for user-contributed content. The user represents and warrants that the user owns or otherwise controls and has all necessary legal rights to the user’s submission and the name or other identifier used in connection with such submission including, but not limited to, all the rights necessary to provide, post, upload, input or submit the user-contributed content. We reserve the right to request a proof of Listing Ownership or permission, and to refuse to post user generated content without such proof or if such proof is, in our sole discretion, insufficient.
By submitting or authorizing user-contributed content, you grant to us and our affiliates a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully paid-up license to use, copy, license, sublicense (through multiple tiers), adapt, distribute, display, publicly perform, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit and otherwise exploit the copy, the photographs, videos, virtual tours and the likenesses (if any) of any of your user-contributed content, in connection with our business or the business of our affiliates. Notwithstanding the foregoing, following the termination or expiration of a property listing, we will not continue to display the user-contributed content that was displayed in such listing.
You further grant us and our affiliates the ability to register copyright in and protect the user-contributed content, including the images, copy, and content available via any member’s listing, from the unauthorized use of the user-contributed content by unaffiliated third parties who may, from time to time, attempt to pirate such information via electronic or other means. This includes, but is not limited to, the right to file suit to seek injunctive relief to protect such material on behalf of and in your name. You further agree to appear and assist us—at our expense and control—with protecting such copyrighted material from unauthorized redistribution.
You agree that we may sublicense all the rights granted to us under these Terms to one or more third parties we may contract with to display all or part of the member’s property listing or otherwise provide promotional or other services related to our business. In the event that you retain any rights of attribution, integrity or any other moral rights in any user-contributed content, you hereby waive your right to assert these or to require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the user-contributed content or any derivative works thereof and affirm that you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion or exploitation of the user-contributed content by us or our affiliates.
You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all Member Content that you make available through the Site, Application, Services or through Vacayrx promotional campaigns. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (i) you either are the sole and exclusive Listing Owner of all Member Content that you make available through the Site, Application, Services or through Vacayrx promotional campaigns or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to Vacayrx the rights in such Member Content, as contemplated under these Terms; and (ii) neither the Member Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the Member Content or Vacayrx’s use of the Member Content (or any portion thereof) on, through or by means of the Site, Application, the Services or Vacayrx promotional campaigns will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other proprietary or intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
We may, in our sole discretion, permit you to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit Member Content. By making available any Member Content on or through the Site, Application, Services, or through Vacayrx promotional campaigns, you hereby grant to Vacayrx a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual (or for the term of the protection), non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, view, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, access, view, and otherwise exploit such Member Content on, through, by means of or to promote or market the Site, Application and Services. Vacayrx does not claim any Listing Ownership rights in any such Member Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit any such Member Content.
From time to time, Vacayrx may offer to assist Listing Owners in the creation of listings based on information from other sources. Should a Listing Owner agree to use such method of listing creation, they acknowledge that they are the full and rightful owner of any content shared with Vacayrx and that they have the legal right to share such information with Vacayrx, and any other sites controlled by Vacayrx. Listing Owners agree to indemnify and hold Vacayrx harmless should any claims be brought forth including infringement, or right of use, for any such content; as they acknowledge that they are the rightful owner of such content and have the legal right to share any such information, links to, or reference of such information with Vacayrx for such purpose. Listing owners who share information (either directly or indirectly; expressly or implied) with Vacayrx for listing creation may do so verbally, or in writing, and agree that if Vacayrx creates a listing on their behalf, that they have the authority to grant such permission. In doing so, they acknowledge and accept their right to share this information, and assume complete and absolute responsibility for any subsequent action as a result of their willingness to do so. In the event that Vacayrx builds property listings in such circumstance it is understood that the Terms and Conditions herein may be bypassed by a Vacayrx administrator in order to create an account on the site. It is understood that any user who partakes in such activity should review the Terms outlined herein, upon completion of listing creation, and agrees to such Terms. In the event that any such user does not agree to these Terms in their entirety, they are to notify Company of their intent to discontinue service. Consideration and acceptance to the above are implied without the need for written or verbal consent, and disagreement to such Terms must be explicitly stated in writing.
9.Service Fee Payable by Travelers and Cancellation Policy.
We charge a service fee payable by travelers who book a property on the Site via the Site checkout. The service fee covers the use of the Site, including such features as 24/7 user support, and is a defined nominal amount (which may be changed at our sole discretion). Depending on the laws of the jurisdiction of the traveler and/or member, (such as VAT in Europe) may be charged on top of the service fee. In these circumstances, Vacayrx will deduct the Service Fee from the Accommodation Fees before remitting the balance to the Listing Owner as described in the Payment Terms. Guest Fees are, as noted above, included in the Total Fees. The exact service fee (and any VAT, if applicable) charged will be displayed to travelers at the time of booking. The service fee plus applicable VAT will be charged after both the traveler and member accept the booking. The Service Fee will not be refunded in the event that a member accepts cancellation of the traveler’s booking and refunds the entire rental amount. Any taxes alleged to be owed by any taxing authority on the service fee are the responsibility of Vacayrx and members have no responsibility for any such claimed tax liability. Members agree not to encourage or advise a traveler to avoid or circumvent the service fee charged by Vacayrx.
More information on any such costs or deductions will be available via the Site and Application. More information on Services Fees can be found at www.vacayrx.com/. Except as otherwise provided herein, Service Fees are non-refundable.
Each Listing Owner agrees that Vacayrx may, in accordance with the cancellation policy selected by the Listing Owner and reflected in the relevant Listing, (i) permit the Guest to cancel the booking and (ii) refund (via applicable payment channel) to the Guest that portion of the Accommodation Fees specified in the applicable Cancellation Policy. Cancellation Policies can be selected by each individual Listing Owner and may vary by property. For all bookings, with the exception of those cancelled within 48-hours of booking, Listing Owners are responsible for honoring their own cancellation policy as specified.
Failure to comply with such Cancellation Policy may, without limitations, result in removal of listings, publishing an automated review on such Listing indicating cancellation of a Confirmed Booking, blocking of future dates on such Listing’s calendar, suspension of account, monetary collection of rental income up to the amount paid by Guest, imposition of a nominal cancellation fee, or other disciplinary action or penalties at the sole discretion of Vacayrx.
If a Listing Owner cancels a confirmed booking made via the Site, Services, and Application, (i) Vacayrx will refund the Total Fees for such booking to the applicable Guest pursuant to the Payment Terms and (ii) the Guest may receive an email or other communication from Vacayrx containing alternative Listings and other related information. If the Guest requests a booking from one of the alternative Listings and the Listing Owner associated with such alternative Listing confirms the Guest’s requested booking, then the Guest agrees to pay Vacayrx the Total Fees relating to the confirmed booking for the Accommodation in the alternative Listing, in accordance with these Terms. If an Listing Owner cancelled a confirmed booking and you, as a Guest, have not received an email or other communication from Vacayrx, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In certain circumstances, Vacayrx may decide, in its sole discretion, that it is necessary or desirable to cancel a confirmed booking made via the Site, Application and Services. Vacayrx may also determine, in its sole discretion, to refund to the Guest part or all of the amounts charged to the Guest in accordance with the Guest Refund Policy. You agree that Vacayrx and the relevant Guest or Listing Owner will not have any liability for such cancellations or refunds.
The Listing Owners, not Vacayrx, are solely responsible for honoring any confirmed bookings and making available any Accommodations reserved through the Site, Application and Services. If you, as a Guest, choose to enter into a transaction with an Listing Owner for the booking of an Accommodation, you agree and understand that you will be required to enter into an agreement with the Listing Owner and you agree to accept any terms, conditions, rules and restrictions associated with such Accommodation imposed by the Listing Owner. You acknowledge and agree that you, and not Vacayrx, will be responsible for performing the obligations of any such agreements, that Vacayrx is not a party to such agreements, and that, with the exception of Vacayrx obligations pursuant to the Payment Terms Vacayrx (inclusive of all subsidiaries) disclaims all liability arising from or related to any such agreements.
If a requested booking is cancelled (i.e. not confirmed by the applicable Listing Owner), any amounts collected by Vacayrx will be refunded to such Guest, depending on the selections the Guest makes via the Site and Application, and any pre-authorization of such Guest’s Payment Method will be released, if applicable.
You as a Guest agree to pay the Total Fees for any booking requested, and in most cases confirmed, in connection with your Vacayrx Account. Vacayrx will collect the Total Fees pursuant to the Payment Terms.
If, as a Guest, you wish to cancel a confirmed booking made via the Site, Application and Services, either prior to or after arriving at the Accommodation, the cancellation policy of the Listing Owner contained in the applicable Listing will apply to such cancellation. Our ability to refund the Accommodation Fees and other amounts charged to you will depend upon the terms of the applicable cancellation policy. Details regarding refunds and cancellation policies are available via the Site and Application. The ServiceFee is non-refundable regardless of the cancellation policy selected by the Listing Owner. Vacayrx will initiate any refunds due pursuant to the Payment Terms.
Once your confirmed booking transaction is complete you will receive a confirmation email summarizing your confirmed booking.
10.Social Media or Third-Party Websites.
If the Site offers a tool or service that allows us to access or use any profile or other information about you that you have provided to Facebook or another third-party website (each a “Social Media Site”) and you decide to use such tool or service, you acknowledge and agree that:
- The information or content that is a part of your Social Media Site profile, which you have designated as “public” (or a similar designation) (with such information or content and referred to herein as “Social Media Content”), may be accessed and used by us in connection with the Site;
- The Social Media Content will be considered user-generated content under these Terms and both you and we shall have the same rights and responsibilities as you that we have with respect to user-generated content under these Terms;
- In the event that the Social Media Content was for any reason misclassified with a public or similar designation or is otherwise inaccurate or to which you do not agree with for any reason, you agree to work with the Social Media Site to make any changes or resolve any disputes and acknowledge that we will not be able to provide you with recourse; and
11.Translations and Maps.
If any user-contributed content created by members or users is translated for display on the Site or any Site of any affiliate of Vacayrx, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or quality of such translation and the user is solely responsible for the review, verification and accuracy of such translation. Maps provided on the Site that are provided by Google are subject to the Google Maps Terms of Service located at:http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/help/Terms_maps.html.
12.Notification of Infringement; DMCA Policy.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and Vacayrx does not permit, condone or tolerate the posting of any content on the Site that infringes any person’s copyright. Vacayrx will terminate, in appropriate circumstances, a member or traveler who is the source of repeat infringement of copyright. Should you become aware of or suspect any copyright infringement on this Site, please refer to our procedures for Notification of Copyright infringement (or DMCA Policy), which are incorporated by reference into these Terms.
13.Unsolicited Ideas and Feedback.
From time to time, users submit to us ideas or suggestions pertaining to our business, such as ideas for new or improved products or technologies, Site or tool enhancements, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product names. We are under no obligation to review or consider them. If you choose to submit any ideas, original creative artwork, suggestions or other works (“submissions”) in any form to us, then regardless of what you say, write or provide to us in connection with your submissions, the following Terms shall apply. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes in the event that any part of our business, such as our products, websites, technologies or marketing strategies, seems similar to any of your submissions. If you provide any submissions to us, you agree that: (i) your submission and its contents will automatically become the property of Vacayrx, without any compensation to you; (ii) Vacayrx may use or redistribute any such submission and its contents for any purpose and in any way; (iii) there is no obligation for Vacayrx to review any submission; and (iv) there is no obligation to keep any submission confidential.
We welcome your feedback regarding many areas of our business. If you want to send us your feedback, we simply request that you send it to us using the “contact” tab located on the bottom of the homepage, or other pages throughout the Site. Please provide only specific feedback on our Site and services. Keep in mind that we assume no obligation to keep any feedback you provide confidential and we reserve the right to use or disclose such information in any manner.
14.Software Available on the Site.
The Site is controlled and operated by Vacation Rental Consultants LLC or an affiliate of Vacation Rental Consultants LLC in the United States. Software available on the Site (the “Software”) is subject to United States export controls. No Software available on the Site or software available on any other Site operated by Vacation Rental Consultants LLC or an affiliate of Vacation Rental Consultants LLC in the United States may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods, or (ii) anyone on the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the United States Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
All Software is the copyrighted work of Vacation Rental Consultants LLC, an affiliate of Vacation Rental Consultants LLC or an identified third party. Your use of such Software is governed by these Terms and the Terms of any additional license agreement that accompanies or is included with such Software. If the Software is not accompanied by an additional license agreement, we hereby grant you a limited, personal and nontransferable license to use the Software for viewing and using this Site in accordance with these Terms and for no other purpose.
THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT ACCOMPANYING SUCH SOFTWARE. COPYING OR REPRODUCING ANY SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED, EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED FOR IN A LICENSE AGREEMENT ACCOMPANYING SUCH SOFTWARE.
15.Links to Third-Party Sites.
This Site may contain links and pointers to other Internet Sites, resources and sponsors of the Site. Links to and from the Site to other third-party Sites, maintained by third parties, do not constitute an endorsement by us of any third parties, the third-party Sites or the contents thereof. We may also provide tools to allow interaction between the Site and a third-party Site, such as a Social Media Site. We are not responsible in any way for such third-party Sites or resources and your use of such Sites and resources will not be governed by these Terms.
16.Limitation of Liability.
IN NO EVENT WILL VACATION RENTAL CONSULTANTS LLC, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS AND/OR EMPLOYEES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “VACATION RENTAL CONSULTANT LLC GROUP”), OR ANY THIRD-PARTY PROVIDER OF A SERVICE OR TOOL OFFERED ON ANY SITE OF A MEMBER OF THE VACATION RENTAL CONSULTANT LLC GROUP (EACH A “THIRD-PARTY PROVIDER”), BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, BASED ON, OR RESULTING FROM (A) OUR SITE, (B) THESE TERMS, (C) ANY BREACH OF THESE TERMS BY YOU OR A THIRD PARTY, (D) USE OF THE SITE, TOOLS OR SERVICES WE PROVIDE, OR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDER PROVIDES, RELATED TO THE BUSINESS WE OPERATE ON THE SITE, BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY (E) ANY USER-CONTRIBUTED CONTENT, (F) INTERACTION BETWEEN OUR SITE AND ANY THIRD PARTY SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION A SOCIAL MEDIA SITE, FACILITATED BY A TOOL OR SERVICE ON OUR SITE AND/OR (G) ANY ACTUAL OR ATTEMPTED COMMUNICATION OR TRANSACTION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY PAYMENT TRANSACTION (EVEN IF WE OR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDER RECEIVES A FEE IN CONNECTION THEREWITH) BETWEEN USERS, IN EACH CASE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY WITHOUT REGARD TO WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM (1) BREACH OF CONTRACT, (2) BREACH OF WARRANTY, (3) STRICT LIABILITY, (4) TORT, (5) NEGLIGENCE, OR (6) ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT SUCH EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS ARE NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Additionally, you agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold Vacayrx and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with (a) your access to or use of the Site, Application, Services, or Collective Content or your violation of these Terms; (b) your Member Content; (c) your (i) interaction with any Member, (ii) booking of an Accommodation, or (iii) creation of a Listing; (d) the use, condition or rental of an Accommodation by you, including but not limited to any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of a rental, booking or use of an Accommodation; and (e) your participation in the Referral Program or your accrual of any Vacayrx Travel Credits.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES AND COLLECTIVE CONTENT, YOUR LISTING OR BOOKING OF ANY ACCOMMODATIONS VIA THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES, YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE REFERRAL PROGRAM, AND ANY CONTACT YOU HAVE WITH OTHER USERS OF VACAYRX WHETHER IN PERSON OR ONLINE REMAINS WITH YOU. NEITHER VACAYRX NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES, COLLECTIVE CONTENT OR THE REFERRAL PROGRAM WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT, FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION, OR SERVICES OR OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES, OR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE REFERRAL PROGRAM OR FROM YOUR LISTING OR BOOKING OF ANY ACCOMMODATION VIA THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT VACAYRX HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THE TERMS, OR HAVE ANY OTHER DISPUTE OR CLAIM WITH OR AGAINST US, ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDER OR ANY USER OF THE SITE WITH RESPECT TO THESE TERMS OR THE SITE, THEN YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AGAINST US IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE. IN ALL EVENTS, OUR LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF ANY MEMBER OF THE VACATION RENTAL CONSULTANT LLC GROUP, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO US IN THE TWELVE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY OR (B) $100.00 IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL CLAIMS.
IN NO EVENT WILL VACAYRX’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FROM YOUR LISTING OR BOOKING OF ANY ACCOMMODATION VIA THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES, OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES, OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT OR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE REFERRAL PROGRAM AND IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ACCOMMODATION OR INTERACTIONS WITH ANY OTHER MEMBERS, EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID OR OWE FOR BOOKINGS VIA THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES AS A GUEST IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY, OR IF YOU ARE AN LISTING OWNER, THE AMOUNTS PAID BY VACAYRX TO YOU IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY, OR ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (US$100), IF NO SUCH PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE, AS APPLICABLE. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN VACAYRX AND YOU. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER FOR THE CONTENT ON THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND FUNCTIONS MADE ACCESSIBLE BY THE SOFTWARE USED ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, FOR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR HYPERTEXT LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES OR FOR ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE, EVEN IF WE BECOME AWARE OF ANY SUCH BREACHES. FURTHER, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ACCURACY. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THE SITE OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY TRANSMISSION TO AND FROM THIS SITE IS NOT CONFIDENTIAL AND YOUR COMMUNICATIONS OR USER-CONTRIBUTED CONTENT MAY BE READ OR INTERCEPTED BY OTHERS. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BY SUBMITTING COMMUNICATIONS OR USER-CONTRIBUTED CONTENT TO US AND BY POSTING INFORMATION ON THE SITE, INCLUDING PROPERTY LISTINGS, NO CONFIDENTIAL, FIDUCIARY, CONTRACTUALLY IMPLIED OR OTHER RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED BETWEEN YOU AND US OTHER THAN PURSUANT TO THESE TERMS.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT HOLD OR SEEK TO HOLD US OR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT PROVIDED BY ANY USER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY TRANSLATION THEREOF, AND YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT A PARTY TO ANY RENTAL TRANSACTION OR OTHER TRANSACTION BETWEEN USERS OF THE SITE. WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER AND DO NOT GUARANTEE (OTHER THAN PURSUANT TO ANY GUARANTEE THAT MAY BE OFFERED ON THE SITE) THE SAFETY OF ANY TRANSACTION, RENTAL PROPERTY OR THE TRUTH OR ACCURACY OF ANY LISTING OR OTHER CONTENT PROVIDED ON THE SITE.
YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY DISPLAYING INFORMATION OR PROPERTY LISTINGS IN PARTICULAR DESTINATIONS, WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATIONS IS WITHOUT RISK AND ARE NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES WITH RESPECT TO TRAVEL TO ANY DESTINATION.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY LISTING OWNERS OR GUESTS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT VACAYRX DOES NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES OR TO REVIEW OR VISIT ANY ACCOMMODATIONS. VACAYRX MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, GUESTS AND LISTING OWNERS, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH MEETINGS ARE ORGANIZED BY VACAYRX. VACAYRX EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY GUEST OR OTHER THIRD PARTY.
IN THE EVENT THAT YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH ONE OR MORE OTHER USERS OF THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN USERS REGARDING ANY TRANSACTION OR USER-CONTRIBUTED CONTENT) OR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDER OR ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE THAT MAY BE LINKED TO OR FROM OR OTHERWISE INTERACT WITH THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY SOCIAL MEDIA SITE, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE, REMISE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE EACH MEMBER OF THE VACATION RENTAL CONSULTANT LLC GROUP, EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND ALL OTHER RELATED PERSONS OR ENTITIES FROM ANY AND ALL MANNER OF RIGHTS, CLAIMS, COMPLAINTS, DEMANDS, CAUSES OF ACTION, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, LEGAL FEES, COSTS, AND DISBURSEMENTS OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, WHICH NOW OR HEREAFTER ARISE FROM, RELATE TO, OR ARE CONNECTED WITH SUCH DISPUTE AND/OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH SAYS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD EACH MEMBER OF THE VACATION RENTAL CONSULTANT LLC GROUP (COLLECTIVELY, THE “INDEMNIFIED PARTIES”) HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY AND COSTS INCURRED BY THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO THE BUSINESS WE CONDUCT ON THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY POTENTIAL OR ACTUAL COMMUNICATION, TRANSACTION OR DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND ANY OTHER USER OR THIRD PARTY), ANY CONTENT POSTED BY YOU OR ON YOUR BEHALF OR POSTED BY OTHER USERS OF YOUR ACCOUNT TO THE SITE, ANY USE OF ANY TOOL OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY PROVIDER, ANY USE OF A TOOL OR SERVICE OFFERED BY US THAT INTERACTS WITH A THIRD PARTY WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY SOCIAL MEDIA SITE OR ANY BREACH BY YOU OF THESE TERMS OR THE REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS MADE BY YOU HEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS. YOU SHALL COOPERATE AS FULLY AS REASONABLY REQUIRED IN THE DEFENSE OF ANY CLAIM.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, AT OUR OWN EXPENSE, TO ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU AND YOU SHALL NOT IN ANY EVENT SETTLE ANY MATTER WITHOUT OUR WRITTEN CONSENT.
Any and all Claims will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except you may assert Claims on an individual basis in small claims court if they qualify. This includes any Claims you assert against us, our subsidiaries, users or any companies offering products or services through us (which are beneficiaries of this arbitration agreement). This also includes any Claims that arose before you accepted these Terms, regardless of whether prior versions of the Terms required arbitration.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including statutory damages, attorneys’ fees and costs), and must follow and enforce these Terms as a court would.
Arbitrations will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules, including the AAA Consumer Rules. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules, except as provided in this section. If your total Claims seek less than $10,000, we will reimburse you for filing fees you pay to the AAA and will pay arbitrator’s fees. You may choose to have an arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the state where you live or at another mutually agreed upon location.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your Claims to “Vacation Rental Consultants LLC at their principal mailing address. This address is PO Box 9783 Jackson, WY 83001. If we request arbitration against you, we will give you notice at the email address or street address you have provided. The AAA’s rules and filing instructions are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879.
Any and all proceedings to resolve Claims will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a Claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to these Terms. An arbitration decision may be confirmed by any court with competent jurisdiction.
If your claim does not exceed $10,000, then the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents you and Vacayrx submit to the arbitrator, unless you request a hearing or the arbitrator determines that a hearing is necessary. If your claim exceeds $10,000, your right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Subject to the AAA Rules, the arbitrator will have the discretion to direct a reasonable exchange of information by the parties, consistent with the expedited nature of the arbitration.
20.Additional Terms of Service Applicable to Online Booking.
In addition to being bound by the other Terms set forth herein, users and members who use any tool provided by us or a third-party provider on the Site enabling users to book and/or pay for the rental of properties online on one or more of the Sites (collectively, the “Booking Services”) are also bound by the following Terms, which are in addition to any other Terms applicable in connection with using the Site. In addition, if such Booking Services include payment or other services provided by a third-party provider, such services are subject to the additional Terms of Service and privacy policies of such third-party providers.
By utilizing a rental agreement as part of the Booking Services or otherwise displaying Terms relating to the rental as part of the online booking process (including such Terms that we may require), the traveler and member each agree to the Terms of Service set forth in the rental agreement or other such Terms displayed in the booking process (including without limitation the cancellation refund policy) effective as of the date that the user indicates acceptance of the booking or rental agreement, as applicable. You hereby acknowledge and agree that (i) you are fully responsible for such Terms of Service, (ii) any rental agreement used, whether a sample provided by the Site or a rental agreement copied and pasted in Booking Manager (or other online booking tool on the Site) by either party, is used solely at their own risk and expense, (iii) nothing contained in the Booking Services, these Terms or any sample rental agreement is a substitute for the advice of an attorney and (iv) that you have been hereby advised to obtain local legal counsel to prepare, review and revise as necessary any rental agreements to ensure compliance with federal, state and local law and their particular circumstances, and to revise the rental agreement as necessary to accurately represent the property, rules, features, etc.
There are some members, typically property managers, who use software provided by our affiliate, Vacation Rental Consultant Software, LLC, or a third party. Such software (“Other Booking Services”) may be governed by Terms provided by the third parties or members making such Other Booking Services available. Users who use such Other Booking Services are responsible for complying with such Terms in addition to our Terms.
21.Responsibility for Property and Traveler Liability.
We do not provide liability insurance protection for Listing Owners, property managers or travelers, regardless of whether a user obtains insurance coverage through one of our third-party providers. Users are solely responsible for obtaining insurance coverage sufficient to protect their properties and guests or their trip, as applicable. Members agree that they have or will obtain the appropriate insurance coverage sufficient to cover the rental of the properties they list on the Site before the arrival of their first traveler and will maintain adequate insurance coverage through the departure date of any traveler they have obtained via our Site. Further, members agree to provide us with copies of relevant proof of coverage upon request.
As a Guest, you are responsible for leaving the Accommodation in the condition it was in when you arrived. You acknowledge and agree that, as a Guest, you are responsible for your own acts and omissions and are also responsible for the acts and omissions of any individuals whom you invite to, or otherwise provide access to, the Accommodation. In the event that an Listing Owner claims otherwise and provides evidence of damage (“Damage Claim“), including but not limited to photographs, you agree to pay the cost of replacing the damaged items with equivalent items.
If an Listing Owner makes a Damage Claim for a confirmed booking of an Accommodation, you as a Guest will be notified of any Damage Claim and given forty eight (48) hours to respond. Thereafter, Vacayrx will collect any such costs from you and/or against the Security Deposit if applicable and in accordance with the Payment Terms. Vacayrx also reserves the right to otherwise collect payment from you and pursue any avenues available to Vacayrx in this regard in situations in which you have been determined, in Vacayrx’s sole discretion, to have damaged any Accommodation.
Both Guests and Listing Owners agree to cooperate with and assist Vacayrx in good faith, and to provide Vacayrx with such information and take such actions as may be reasonably requested by Vacayrx, in connection with any Damage Claims or other complaints or claims made by Members relating to Accommodations or any personal or other property located at an Accommodation or with respect to any investigation undertaken by Vacayrx or a representative of Vacayrx regarding use or abuse of the Site, Application or the Services. If you are a Guest, upon Vacayrx’s reasonable request, and to the extent you are reasonably able to do so, you agree to participate in mediation or similar resolution process with a Listing Owner.
If you are a Guest, you understand and agree that Vacayrx may make a claim under your homeowner’s, renter’s or other insurance policy related to any damage or loss that you may have caused or been responsible for or to an Accommodation or any personal or other property located at an Accommodation. You agree to cooperate with and assist Vacayrx in good faith, and to provide Vacayrx with such information as may be reasonably requested by Vacayrx, in order to make a claim under your homeowner’s, renter’s or other insurance policy, including, but not limited to, executing documents and taking such further acts as Vacayrx may reasonably request to assist Vacayrx in accomplishing the foregoing.
If you are a Listing Owner, you understand and agree that Vacayrx does not act as an insurer or as your contracting agent. If a Guest requests a booking of your Accommodation and stays at your Accommodation, any agreement you enter into with such Guest is between you and the Guest and Vacayrx is not a party to it.
You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for compliance with any and all laws, rules, regulations, and Tax obligations that may apply to your use of the Site, Application, Services and Collective Content. In connection with your use of the Site, Application, Services and Collective Content, you may not and you agree that you will not:
- violate any local, state, provincial, national, or other law or regulation, or any order of a court, including, without limitation, zoning restrictions and Tax regulations;
- use the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content for any commercial or other purposes that are not expressly permitted by these Terms or in a manner that falsely implies Vacayrx endorsement, partnership or otherwise misleads others as to your affiliation with Vacayrx;
- dilute, tarnish or otherwise harm the Vacayrx brand in any way, including through unauthorized use of Collective Content, registering and/or using Vacayrx or derivative terms in domain names, trade names, trademarks or other source identifiers, or registering and/or using domains names, trade names, trademarks or other source identifiers that closely imitate or are confusingly similar to Vacayrx domains, trademarks, taglines, promotional campaigns or Collective Content
- copy, store or otherwise access or use any information contained on the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content for purposes not expressly permitted by these Terms;
- infringe the rights of Vacayrx or the rights of any other person or entity, including without limitation, their intellectual property, privacy, publicity or contractual right
- interfere with or damage our Site, Application or Services, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial-of-service attacks, backdoors, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology;
- use our Site, Application or Services to transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, including without limitation, photographs of others without their permission, personal contact information or credit, debit, calling card or account numbers;
- use our Site, Application, Services or Collective Content in connection with the distribution of unsolicited commercial email (“spam”) or advertisements unrelated to lodging in a private residence;
- “stalk” or harass any other user of our Site, Application, Services or Collective Content, or collect or store any personally identifiable information about any other user other than for purposes of transacting as an Vacayrx Guest or Listing Owner;
- offer, as an Listing Owner, any Accommodation that you do not yourself own or have permission to rent as a residential or other property (without limiting the foregoing, you will not list Accommodations as an Listing Owner if you are serving in the capacity of a rental agent or listing agent for a third party);
- offer, as an Listing Owner, any Accommodation that may not be rented or subleased pursuant to the Terms of Service of an agreement with a third party, including, but not limited to, a property rental agreement;
- register for more than one Vacayrx Account or register for an Vacayrx Account on behalf of an individual other than yourself;
- unless Vacayrx explicitly permits otherwise, request or book a stay at any Accommodation if you will not actually be staying at the Accommodation yourself;
- contact another Member for any purpose other than asking a question related to a Booking, Accommodation, Listing, or the Member’s use of the Site, Application and Services;
- recruit or otherwise solicit any Listing Owner or other Member to join third-party services or websites that are competitive to Vacayrx, without Vacayrx’s prior written approval;
- recruit or otherwise solicit any Member to join third-party services, applications or websites, without our prior written approval;
- impersonate any person or entity, or falsify or otherwise misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity;
- use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content;
- use the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content to find an Listing Owner or Guest and then complete a booking of an Accommodation independent of the Site, Application or Services, in order to circumvent the obligation to pay any Service Fees related to Vacayrx’s provision of the Services or for any other reasons;
- as an Listing Owner, submit any Listing with false or misleading information, including price information, or submit any Listing with a price that you do not intend to honor;
- violate these Terms or Vacayrx’s then-current Policies or Community Guidelines or Standards;
- engage in disruptive, circumventive, abusive or harassing behavior in any area or aspect of our Platform, Application, or Services;
- post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading (directly or by omission or failure to update information) or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;
- systematically retrieve data or other content from our Site, Application or Services to create or compile, directly or indirectly, in single or multiple downloads, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of bots, crawlers, or spiders, or otherwise;
- use, display, mirror or frame the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content, or any individual element within the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content, Vacayrx’s name, any Vacayrx trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page in the Site, Application or Services, without Vacayrx’s express written consent;
- access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Site, Application or Services, Vacayrx’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Vacayrx’s providers;
- attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Vacayrx system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
- avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble, or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Vacayrx or any of Vacayrx’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Site, Services, Application or Collective Content;
- forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Site, Services, Application or Collective Content to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
- attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site, Services, Application or Collective Content;
- advocate, encourage, or assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing; or
- accept or make a payment for Accommodation Fees outside Vacayrx. If you do so, you acknowledge and agree that you: (i) would be in breach of these Terms; (ii) accept all risks and responsibility for such payment, and (iii) hold Vacayrx harmless from any liability for such payment.
Vacayrx may access, preserve and disclose any of your information if we are required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that it is reasonably necessary to (i) respond to claims asserted against Vacayrx or to comply with legal process (for example, subpoenas or warrants), (ii) enforce or administer our agreements with users, such as these Terms (iii) for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, customer support, product development and de-bugging purposes, or (iv) protect the rights, property or safety of Vacayrx, its users, or members of the public. You acknowledge that Vacayrx has no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content or to review or edit any Member Content, but has the right to do so for the purpose of operating and improving the Site, Application and Services (including without limitation for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation and customer support purposes), to ensure your compliance with these Terms, to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body, to respond to content that it determines is otherwise objectionable or as set forth in these Terms. Vacayrx reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Collective Content that Vacayrx, at its sole discretion, considers to be objectionable for any reason, in violation of these Terms or otherwise harmful to the Site, Application or Services.
The Site, Application, Services, and Collective Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You acknowledge and agree that the Site, Application, Services and Collective Content, including all associated intellectual property rights, are the exclusive property of Vacayrx and its licensors. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Site, Application, Services, or Collective Content. All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, and any other proprietary designations of Vacayrx used on or in connection with the Site, Application, Services, and Vacayrx Content are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vacayrx in the US and abroad. Trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations of third parties used on or in connection with the Site, Application, Services, and Vacayrx Content are used for identification purposes only and may be the property of their respective Listing Owners. As an Listing Owner, Guest, or Member, you understand and agree that you are bound by the additional Terms, Guidelines and Policies that apply to your use of the Site, Application, Services and Collective Content, including Vacayrx’s Trademark and Branding Guidelines (as may be updated from time to time).
Guests agree that a confirmed booking is merely a license granted by the Listing Owner to the Guest to enter and use the Listing for the limited duration of the confirmed booking and in accordance with the Guest’s agreement with the Listing Owner. Guests further agree to leave the Accommodation no later than the checkout time that the Listing Owner specifies in the Listing or such other time as mutually agreed upon between the Listing Owner and Guest. If a Guest stays past the agreed upon checkout time without the Listing Owner’s consent, they no longer have a license to stay in the Listing and the Listing Owner is entitled to make the Guest leave. In addition, Guests agree that the Listing Owner can charge the Guest, for each 24 hour period that the Guest stays over the agreed period without the Listing Owner’s consent, an additional nightly fee of two times the average nightly Accommodation Fee originally paid by the Guest to cover the inconvenience suffered by the Listing Owner, plus all applicable Service Fees, Taxes, and any legal expenses incurred by the Listing Owner to make the Guest leave (collectively, “Additional Sums“). Vacayrx will collect Additional Sums from Guests pursuant to the Payment Terms.
You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Site, Application, Services, or Collective Content, except as expressly permitted in these Terms. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by Vacayrx or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these Terms.
To Contact Us for any reason, users can visit http://help.vacayrx.com/
Our relationship is that of independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relations is intended or created by these Terms or your use of the Site. Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices to us shall be given by postal mail to: Vacation Rental Consultants LLC
PO Box 9783 Jackson, WY 83001.
When we need to send you notice, it will be sent to the email address you provide to the Site during the registration or booking or inquiry process or as later updated in your account (if applicable). Notice shall be deemed given upon receipt or 24 hours after an email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to any physical address provided to us during the registration process or as later updated in your account (if applicable). Notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing to a physical address and one day after mailing to an electronic address.
We may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time, including the availability of any Site features, database or content. We may also impose limits on certain features or services or restrict your access to parts or the entire Site without notice or liability. This version of the Terms became effective on the date set forth above and this version amends the version effective before such date. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to amend these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time. Notification of any amendment will be posted on the Site by the indication of the last amendment date at the top of these Terms and will be effective immediately. When members renew subscriptions, the Terms in effect at the time of renewal will govern, provided that such Terms may change as described above.
We also reserve the right, in our sole discretion and from time to time, to offer programs, products or services with unique Terms of Service that are separate from and may supersede or supplement in certain respects these Terms. In such cases, your use of the Site with respect to such special program is governed by these Terms together with the Terms of Service of such program, product or service. We reserve the right, but assume no obligation, to agree to different or conflicting Terms of Service with respect to any user. Any such Terms of Service will not be enforceable unless specifically agreed to by us.
Membership rates and fees are set at the time of a user or member’s purchase of the subscription or renewal or sign up for the non-subscription-based listing, as applicable. Such rates and fees are subject to change without notice or approval. For subscription listings, the rates in effect at the time of the member’s next subscription renewal, new listing or a member’s upgrade or any other additional or new order of any product or service will govern for such renewal or other order.
The types of products and services (including the features, Terms and operation thereof) offered at the time of a member’s subscription or sign up for a non-subscription-based listing are subject to the descriptions displayed at the time of use and/or purchase and are subject to change without notice or approval. We further reserve the right to offer additional products, services or features for purchase at any time.
We do not separately file the Terms entered into by each user of the Site. Please make a copy of these Terms for your records by printing and/or saving a downloaded copy of the Terms on your personal computer. We may immediately terminate any user’s access to or use of the Site due to such user’s breach of these Terms or any other unauthorized use of the Site. However, we do not guarantee that we will take action against all breaches of these Terms. Our failure to take immediate action with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to such breach or any other breach.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us and you with respect to the matters set forth herein, and supersede any prior agreement between us and you with respect to your use of the Site. Headings in these Terms are for reference only and do not limit the scope or extent of such section. In the event of any conflict between these Terms and any other Terms of Service applicable to a product, tool or service offered on our Site, the Terms herein shall prevail. If any portion of these Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the other provisions of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect. Further, any provision of these Terms held invalid or unenforceable only in part or degree will remain in full force and effect to the extent not held invalid or unenforceable.
We may assign these Terms in our sole discretion. Users must obtain our prior written consent to assign these Terms, which may be granted or withheld by us in our sole discretion.
ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SERVICE APPLICABLE TO MEMBERS
In addition to being bound by the Terms set forth above, members who advertise on the Site are also bound by the following Terms, which are in addition to any other Terms agreed to in connection with purchasing or renewing a listing.
24.Member Eligibility; Accuracy of Information; Listing Practice Requirements.
Our services may only be used by members who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to these Terms. Each member represents and covenants that all information submitted to us and to the Site during such member’s registration with the Site shall be true and correct. Each member further agrees to promptly provide notice to the Site by contacting us as provided above under “Contact Us” regarding any updates to any such contact information previously submitted by such member to the Site.
In order to list a property on a Site, members must comply with certain requirements including but not limited to:
- Members must maintain an accurate booking calendar on their listing(s);
- Members with online booking agree to use commercially reasonable efforts to respond to all booking requests from travelers within 24 hours of receipt of a request for booking;
- Members with online booking further agree to take commercially reasonable efforts to cause all traveler payments to be processed within 24 hours of authorization by the traveler for such payment;
- Members with online booking must respond to and accept a material number of inquiries and booking requests received in the interest of the traveler experience; and
- Members with online booking are prohibited from cancelling a material number of accepted bookings.
25.Additional Member Representations.
Each member represents and covenants that: (i) it owns and/or has all necessary rights and authority to offer for rent and to rent the property listed by such member; (ii) it will not wrongfully withhold a rental deposit in breach of the underlying rental agreement; (iii) it will accurately describe the subject rental property, will not fail to disclose a material defect in, or material information about, a rental property and will upon request, or otherwise from time to time, review the property listing content and location or geographic description to ensure it is accurate and not misleading ; (iv) it will not wrongfully deny access to the listed property; and (v) it will not fail to provide a refund when due in accordance with the applicable cancellation policy or underlying rental agreement. In addition, if Vacation Rental Consultants LLC, through one of its guarantee or warranty programs and in its sole discretion, compensates a traveler for a loss caused by acts or omissions attributable to a member, Vacation Rental Consultants LLC reserves the right to pursue the member for the amount paid or contributed towards the loss.
Upon our request, each member agrees to promptly provide to us such proof of personal identification, proof that the condition, location, or amenities associated with the property are accurately described in the listing, proof of Listing Ownership of the property listed on the Site, and/or proof of authority to list the property. If you are a tenant who is listing a home, condominium, or apartment, please refer to your rental contract or lease, or contact your landlord, prior to listing the property to determine whether your lease or contract contains restrictions that would limit your ability to list your room, home, condominium or apartment. Listing your home may be a violation of your lease or contract and could result in legal action against you by your landlord, including possible eviction.
26.Appearance in Search Results.
We cannot guarantee that your listing will appear in any specific order in search results on the Site. Search order will fluctuate based on a variety of factors such as search parameters, subscription level purchased, listing quality, how frequently a calendar is updated, traveler preferences, member response time, booking history, online booking capability, compliance with posted listing practice requirements, and other factors that we may deem important to the user experience from time to time. Listing appearance or order in any particular search result may also vary depending on the search criteria used by the particular traveler. We reserve the right to apply various search algorithms or to use methods to optimize Best Match results for particular travelers’ experiences and the overall marketplace. Listings distributed on third-party Sites are not guaranteed to display on such third-party Site in any particular order or at all. Search results and order may appear different on vacayrx.com’s mobile application than they appear on the Site. To optimize the search experience for both members and travelers and improve the process, vacayrx.com retains the right to run occasional tests that will be limited in duration but may alter how we display listings and search results.
27.Content, Layout and Copy.
All content and copy edits submitted by members are subject to review and approval by us in our sole discretion. We reserve the right to refuse to publish any content that we determine in our sole discretion does not meet these Terms or is otherwise unacceptable to us. However, we assume no duty to review content and we shall not have any liability for any loss or damage resulting from the design or positioning of the copy, properties, content and/or photographs or any change made to any content, photograph or copy submitted by any member. All content must meet these Terms and our Content Guidelines. We reserve the right to edit content submitted to the Site in a non-substantive manner solely to ensure that the content complies with our Content Guidelines or formatting requirements. Members are responsible for reviewing and ensuring that any content displayed on the Site appears as the member intended.
Photographs should depict the vacation rental as the main subject of the photograph and may not include children or adults if you do not have their legal consent or any information or images that would violate the privacy rights, intellectual property rights (including but not limited to copyright rights) or any other rights of a third party. We reserve the right to not display or to remove any photographs that we determine, in our sole discretion, do not meet these Terms or are otherwise unacceptable to us.
By submitting a photograph to us, the member represents and warrants that (a) it holds all intellectual property rights (including but not limited to all copyright rights), (b) that any people in the photograph have given permission for their likeness to be displayed in an online advertisement on the Site, (c) that the photograph accurately and fairly represents the subject of the photograph and has not been altered in any manner that would mislead a viewer of that photograph, and (d) that it will indemnify and hold harmless the Site and any member of the Vacation Rental Consultant LLC Group from any cause of action arising from any misrepresentation with respect to any and all photographs so submitted or in the event of claims that the use of a photograph violates another party’s copyright.
It is the member’s responsibility to obtain any and all permissions required to use, post and grant the foregoing rights in all photographic and other material used in its listings. The member warrants that it is the Listing Owner of the copyright in such material or is authorized by the Listing Owner thereof to grant to us the rights therein contained and agrees to provide any proof of such rights to us that we may request. Each member further agrees that we may reproduce in whole or in part any photographic material supplied by such member in the promotion of either such member’s property or the Site.
29.Uses of Our Trademarks or Logos.
There are limited ways in which a member may use our trademarks or logos in connection with a listing without specific prior written authorization. The following are general guidelines. It is usually permissible for you to refer to vacayrx.com or the name of one of our affiliate websites on which you list your property in a descriptive manner in your listing on the Site or in other permissible communications. For example, you might say “Check out my vacation rental on Vacayrx,” or “I list properties on vacayrx.com” However, you may not refer to Vacation Rental Consultants LLC or any of our affiliates in any way that might lead someone to believe that your company, property, listing or Site is sponsored by, affiliated with, or endorsed by Vacation Rental Consultants LLC or one of our affiliates. For example, you may not say “vacayrx.com sponsors my vacation rental,” or describe your property as “vacayrx.com’s best vacation rental.” You may not use Vacation Rentals Consultants, vacayrx.com or the Vacayrx name, or one of our affiliates’ names on any other website that lists vacation rentals without our prior written authorization.
The Vacayrx name, vacayrx.com and logo and those of the Vacation Rental Consultants LLC Group and our affiliates are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and other jurisdictions around the world. We generally do not permit the use of our names and logos, other than as described above or with our prior written authorization. If you want permission to use our name and/or logo in any other manner, including, without limitation, on any webSite, business card, signage, t-shirt, etc., or if you have other questions, you may visit http://help.vacayrx.com/
We reserve the right to refuse hypertext links to, or addresses of, other web Sites from members’ pages, and to remove links or web addresses without notice at our sole discretion. Further, we reserve the right to charge for hypertext links at any time.
31.Substitution of Properties; Advertising More Than One Property; Property Managers.
Each listing must relate to an individual and uniquely identified property, unless you purchased a listing package that expressly allows for substitution of properties. This means that:
- The property in a listing may not be substituted for another property without our consent. We may approve a request in our discretion if the property manager’s contract for the property was terminated and the member provides sufficient proof, as requested by us, and completes any additional forms we may request. The type and term of the listing for any substituted property shall be the same as the type and term of the originally-listed property (i.e., the term will not be extended past the original term). If a member submits changes to an existing listing that, if approved, would substantially alter the listing to make it that of another property, then we have the right to terminate the listing and may choose, in our sole discretion, to retain any fees associated previously existing listing as compensation for the violation of this condition.
- The listing cannot be a mere example of properties in a given area. Only one property can appear on each listing, unless it is a property with multiple rental units and additional listings are purchased. We reserve the right to amend the copy or remove any listing when more than one property is described in such listing, and may choose, in our sole discretion to retain any fees associated such non-conforming listing as compensation for the violation of this condition.
32.Payment Method Requirements; Bank and Credit Card Fees.
No member may request any traveler to mail cash, or utilize any instant-cash wire transfer service such as Western Union or MoneyGram in payment for all or part of a property rental transaction. Any violation of this term or any other unacceptable payment methods that may be posted on the Site may result in the immediate removal of the non-conforming listing from the Site without notice to the member and without refund. From time to time, we may become aware of users attempting to conduct a transaction that would involve an unauthorized payment method or a fraudulent payment method. Ideally, we hope to be able to assist users in avoiding such transactions, but we assume no liability or responsibility to do so or to inform users of any such actual or suspected activity.
Users’ bank or credit card companies may impose certain fees or charges, including, but not limited to, foreign transaction fees, related to any rental of a property. It is the user’s obligation to review any agreement with its bank or credit card company concerning any such fees.
33.Subscription Payments; Automatic Renewal of Subscription Payments.
Payment for subscription listings must be made to us in U.S. Dollars paid either by major credit or debit card, or PayPal. For any subscription paid for by credit card or PayPal, such subscription shall automatically renew at the expiration of the then-current term for an additional term of the same duration (as the previous term) and at the then-current non-promotional subscription rate. If such subscription was purchased by check or another form of payment other than by credit card or PayPal (if such other payment form was permitted), such subscription shall not be automatically renewed. The automatic renewal feature allows your service to remain uninterrupted at the expiration of your then-current term. If you wish to turn off auto-renewal, you must log on to your account and manually turn off auto-renewal in your Listing Owner dashboard at least five (5) days prior to expiration of the then-current term. Upon any such turning off of auto-renewal, your subscription will remain active through the expiration of your then-current subscription term; however your subscription will not be automatically renewed upon the expiration of your then-current term. If your subscription does not auto-renew or expires at the end of your then-current subscription term and you desire to renew your subscription, you will be required to pay the then-current non-promotional subscription rate to renew your subscription or to activate a new subscription.
If you do not turn off auto-renewal and you continue to use our subscription service, you re-affirm and authorize us to charge your form of payment at the end of each subscription term for an additional term of the same duration as the initial term and at the then-current, non-promotional subscription rate for the same product or service.
If the product or service that you last purchased has changed in any way or is no longer offered, you agree and authorize us to charge your form of payment at the renewal of your subscription term for a product or service that is the most similar, as determined by us, to the product or service that you previously purchased, even if the price of such product or service is not the same as the prior product or service that you purchased. You agree to be responsible for any such charges, and we reserve the right to obtain payment directly from you if necessary. If you wish to change your form of payment to be charged or if your form of payment information otherwise changes, see http://help.vacayrx.com/ for information on updating the payment information in your Listing Owner dashboard, as applicable or to provide the new or different form of payment information.
If a Site enables you to list your property on a basis other than by subscription, you agree to pay us compensation as described to you in the registration process, which compensation may be changed by us from time to time without notice by us displaying the compensation on the Site on which you registered for the listing. The registration process and additional notices you may receive from us may also provide additional Terms of Service for such listings.
Users may be asked to participate in the Vacayrx referral program and can do so at their sole discretion. Discounts may be applied to Listing Owner memberships, Guest Bookings, or other services provided by the Site, but at no time will Vacayrx be bound to any specific warranties, monetary or otherwise, unless explicitly stated and valid during the time of action by participating member. Further, members agree that information obtained through the referral program by Vacayrx may be used to market, re-market, and/or inform such referrals of current promotions offered by Vacayrx specific to the provider’s property, or otherwise, within the Vacayrx platform. Members who participate in the referral program acknowledge that providing such information have no prior rights or exclusions from being shared, and agree to hold Vacayrx harmless should this information or use of this information lead to alleged liability or suit against either party.
35.Subscription Term and Refund Requests.
All subscription listings are sold to run the full term that is chosen by the member. The term starts on the date that the member submits the full or initial (as applicable) payment and expires one year thereafter. For example, for an annual subscription term, if the member submits payment for the subscription on October 1st, the subscription would expire on September 30 of the following year. If you renew your subscription listing, or if your subscription listing automatically renews, your listing will remain online for the new subscription period without refund.
Generally, no refunds are available unless a member qualifies for a refund under any special program we may have in effect. If you believe you qualify for a refund, you may contact customer support by sending your request to the address listed under “Contact Us” above and include your listing number, and your reason for requesting a refund. We will then determine, in our sole discretion, whether any refund is due. If you sell your property and no longer wish for the listing to remain online, please contact us and we can remove the listing; however, no refund will be owed.
Tax regulations may require us to collect appropriate tax information from our Listing Owners, or to withhold taxes from payouts to Listing Owners, or both. For instance, IRS regulations stipulate that we must collect an IRS Form W–9 from certain US Listing Owners, and an appropriate IRS Form W–8 (e.g. Form W–8BEN) from non-US Listing Owners with at least one Listing in the US. You as an Listing Owner are solely responsible for keeping the information in your tax forms current, complete and accurate. If you as a Listing Owner fail to provide us with documentation that we determine to be sufficient to alleviate our obligation (if any) to withhold taxes from payments to you (e.g. where you are a US Listing Owner and you fail to provide us with a completed IRS Form W–9), we reserve the right in our sole discretion to freeze all payouts to you until resolution, to withhold such amounts as required by law, or to do both.
You as an Listing Owner understand and agree that you are solely responsible for determining (i) your applicable Tax reporting requirements, and (ii) the Taxes that should be included, and for including Taxes to be collected or obligations relating to applicable Taxes in Listings. You are also solely responsible for remitting to the relevant authority any Taxes included or received by you. Vacayrx cannot and does not offer Tax-related advice to any Members.
Where applicable, or based upon request from a Listing Owner, Vacayrx may issue a valid VAT invoice to such Listing Owner.
You understand and acknowledge that appropriate governmental agencies, departments or authorities (the “Tax Authority“) where your Accommodation is located may require Taxes to be collected from Guests or Listing Owners on the amount paid for the right to use and/or occupancy of accommodations, and to be remitted to the respective Tax Authority. The laws in jurisdictions may vary, but these taxes may be required to be collected and remitted as a percentage of the rent or Accommodation Fees set by Listing Owners, a set amount per day, or other variations, and are sometimes called “occupancy taxes,” “hotel taxes,” “lodging taxes,” “transient taxes,” “sales and use taxes,” “value added taxes,” “room taxes” or “tourist taxes” (hereafter, “Occupancy Taxes“).
In certain jurisdictions, Vacayrx may decide in its sole discretion to facilitate collection and remittance of Occupancy Taxes from or on behalf of Guests or Listing Owners, in accordance with your directions in these Terms (“Collection and Remittance”) if such tax jurisdiction asserts Vacayrx or Listing Owners have a tax collection and remittance obligation. In any jurisdiction in which we decide to facilitate direct Collection and Remittance, whether you are a Guest or Listing Owner, in lieu of the Listing Owner collecting Occupancy taxes from Guests and remitting to the Tax Authority, you hereby instruct and authorize Vacayrx to collect Occupancy Taxes from Guests on the Listing Owner’s behalf at the time Accommodation Fees are collected, and to remit such Occupancy Taxes to the Tax Authority. When Vacayrx facilitates Collection and Remittance of Occupancy Taxes in a jurisdiction for the first time, Vacayrx will provide notice to existing Listing Owners with Listings for Accommodations in such jurisdictions. When a new Listing is created in a jurisdiction where Vacayrx facilitates Collection and Remittance of Occupancy Taxes, the Listing Owner will be notified in the Listing Creation section.
The amount of Occupancy Taxes, if any, collected and remitted by Vacayrx will be visible to and separately stated to both Guests and Listing Owners on their respective transaction documents. Where Vacayrx is directly facilitating Collection and Remittance, Guests and Listing Owners agree that Listing Owners are not permitted to attempt collection, or collect any Occupancy Taxes relating to their Accommodations on Vacayrx in that such jurisdiction. You expressly agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold Vacayrx and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, debts, obligations, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and/or accounting fees, arising out of or in any way related to Occupancy Taxes, including, without limitation, the applicability of, calculation, collection or remittance of Occupancy Taxes in any amount or at all as to your transactions or Accommodations. For any jurisdiction in which we facilitate Collection and Remittance, Listing Owners and Guests expressly grant us permission, without further notice, to store, transfer and disclose data and other information relating to them or to their transactions, bookings, Accommodations and Occupancy Taxes, including, but not limited to, personally identifiable information such as Listing Owner or Guest’s name, Listing addresses, transaction dates and amounts, tax identification number(s), the amount of taxes collected from Guests or allegedly due, contact information and similar information, to the relevant Tax Authority.
You hereby agree that through third party payment processors, Vacayrx is merely processing Your election and direction to have Occupancy Taxes from Guests sent directly to the Listing Owner for remittance by the Listing Owner to the Tax Authority, and that You will remit all amounts collected from Guests as Occupancy Taxes to such Tax Authority. You expressly agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold Vacayrx and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, debts, obligations, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and/or accounting fees, arising out of or in any way related to Occupancy Taxes, including, without limitation, the applicability of, calculation of, collection of Occupancy Taxes in any amount or at all as to your transactions or Accommodations.
- Whether you are an Listing Owner or Guest, you agree that any claim or cause of action relating to Vacayrx’s facilitation of Opt-in for Listing Owner Remittance or Collection and Remittance of Occupancy Taxes shall not extend to any supplier or vendor that may be used by Vacayrx in connection with facilitation of Opt-in Remittance or Collection and Remittance of Occupancy Taxes, if any. Guests and Listing Owners agree that we may seek additional amounts from You in the event that the Taxes collected and/or remitted are insufficient to fully discharge your obligations to the Tax Authority, and agree that your sole remedy for Occupancy Taxes collected is a refund of Occupancy Taxes collected by Vacayrx from the applicable Tax Authority in accordance with applicable procedures set by that Tax Authority.
In any jurisdiction in which we have not provided notice of, or are not facilitating (or are no longer facilitating) the collection or remittance of Occupancy Taxes by Collection and Remittance, Opt-in for Listing Owner Remittance or any other means or method, in your jurisdiction, Listing Owners and Guests remain solely responsible and liable for the collection and/or remittance of any and all Occupancy Taxes that may apply to Accommodations.
Listing Owners and Guests acknowledge and agree that in some jurisdictions, Vacayrx may decide not to facilitate collection or remittance of Occupancy Taxes or may not be able to facilitate the collection and/or remittance of Occupancy Taxes, and nothing contained in these Terms of Service is a representation or guarantee that Vacayrx will facilitate collection and/or remittance of Occupancy Tax anywhere at all, including in any specific jurisdiction, or that Vacayrx will continue to facilitate any collection or remittance of Occupancy Tax in any specific jurisdiction in which it may have been offered. Vacayrx reserves the right, in its sole determination, to cease any facilitation of any collection and remittance of Occupancy Tax (regardless of method used or to be used in the future) for any reason or no reason at all, provided that it will give Listing Owners reasonable notice in any jurisdiction in which Vacayrx determines to cease any such facilitation.
37.Distribution of Listings to Third Party WebSites.
To enable members to obtain broader distribution of their properties, we may provide your listing information and content, or otherwise provide for the distribution of your listing on a third party website. Additional Terms of Service may apply to such distributions, as we may notify you of via your Listing Owner dashboard or email.
38.Termination of Listings; Other Remedies.
If, in our sole discretion, any member submits unsuitable material to our Site or into our database, is not abiding by local rental regulations and is creating a nuisance in its community, misuses the Site or our online system or is in material breach of these Terms, we reserve the right to limit the member’s use of the Site, impact the member’s listing(s) search position, and/or terminate such member’s listing immediately without refund. In addition, if we become aware of or receive a complaint or a series of complaints from any user or other third party regarding a member’s listing or rental practices that, in our sole discretion, warrants the immediate removal of such member’s listing from the Site (for example, and without limitation, if a member double-books a property for multiple travelers on the same date, or engages in any practice that, in our sole discretion, would be considered deceptive, unfair or improper within the vacation rental industry or in an online marketplace for vacation rentals, if we determine or suspect that the member’s payment-related practices or procedures are not secure, legal or otherwise proper, or if we receive a complaint that any listing’s content infringes on the rights of a third party), then we may immediately terminate such member’s listing(s) or subscription(s) without notice to the member and without refund. We assume no duty to investigate complaints. Finally, if any member is abusive or offensive to any employee or representative of the Vacation Rental Consultant LLC Group, we reserve the right to terminate such member’s listing(s) or subscription(s) immediately without refund.
In addition to reserving the right to terminate any listing, vacayrx.com reserves all rights to respond to any violation of the Terms or misuse of the Site by, including, but not limited to, hiding a listing from the search results, marking a member as “out of office,” and removing or changing information that may be false or misleading.
Additionally, you agree to defend and indemnify Vacation Rental Consultants LLC, its affiliated companies, 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:
- your breach of these Terms or the documents referenced herein;
- your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or
- your use of this Site.