Standard Trip Terms and Conditions of Contract for www.mybuddymoon.com
‘Trip/Booking’ – Refers to the Itinerary booked inclusive of all the inclusions within the itinerary.
‘Client’ – Refers to the person booking/on the trip
All services rendered by or on behalf of www.mybuddymoon.com to the Client/s are subject to the terms and conditions (‘the Conditions’) set out below.
The following Terms and Conditions should be read and understood prior to confirming your travel. Do not confirm any booking unless you understand and agree with the following terms and conditions.
By proceeding to book You agree and accept the Terms and Conditions of the www.mybuddymoon.com (www.mybuddymoon.com) Website and its travel Partners. You further acknowledge that www.mybuddymoon.com operates as a tour operator that works with multiple third parties to make a tour possible. Therefore www.mybuddymoon.com cannot guarantee that every inclusion of the trips package is possible and you acknowledge that travel restrictions exist at the time of booking and this could result in a delay or a loss of funds. By booking the selected Trip with us, you confirm that you have checked that there are no travel restrictions, in both your country of departure, transit and arrival, that may affect your booking and that you have satisfied yourself on behalf of all travellers in the booking that you can proceed with the booking. Please also check the entry requirements of your destination country, as a quarantine period or testing might be a requirement when flying in from South Africa.
www.mybuddymoon.com cannot be held liable for any operational changes, cancellations or consequential damages incurred by you, or any passenger in the booking, in the event that the trip is not able to proceed as planned, including any disruptions, cancellations or changes to planned schedules. Please note that in the event that a thetrip is disrupted or cancelled due to travel restrictions being imposed that by a third party used by www.mybuddymoon.com, These Third parties will have their own policy in this regard, which will apply to your booking.
Nature of the services rendered by www.mybuddymoon.com
www.mybuddymoon.com renders the service of hosting an online travel trip Booking portal, with its primary focus on the travel and accommodation industries (‘the Services’) pursuant to which the general public shall
- have access to the portal,
- be entitled to set certain travel, accommodation and/or other service criteria based on information gleaned from the internet, and
- be entitled to confirm bookings and place reservations relating to travel, accommodation and/or other service requirements
For the avoidance of doubt, the services do not include any advisory or consultancy services.
www.mybuddymoon.com will not be held liable for any costs incured by the Client not included in this booking such as flights, hotel bookings, transport bookings, etc in the event that the trip is cancelled either by www.mybuddymoon.com or by the client.
The Client and Authority
Any person(s) wishing to utilise the services, indicates their acceptance of these Terms and Conditions by proceeding with the payment of the 25% deposit required to reserve your spot, prior to the conclusion of any transaction with www.mybuddymoon.com. Upon doing so, such person is DEEMED TO HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND ACCEPTED these Terms and Conditions and to have the authority to do so on behalf of the person/Company person in whose name the ultimate reservation or booking is made (collectively referred to as ‘the Client(s)’).
Please be advised that unless requested otherwise upon making the reservation, www.mybuddymoon.com is authorised to engage with any Passenger listed in a booking, in as long as that Passenger is able to provide the reference number for the booking. www.mybuddymoon.com accepts no responsibility for any changes made by any of the listed Passengers in a booking.
Third Party Service Providers
www.mybuddymoon.com provides Clients with the services either itself or acting on behalf of Principals engaged in or associated with the travel and/or accommodation industries, such as airlines, hotels and/or other service providers or suppliers (collectively referred to as ‘the Principal’). www.mybuddymoon.com represents the Principal as agents only AND ACCORDINGLY ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY for any loss, damage (including loss of profits or consequential or special damages), injury, illness, harm or death (except if such loss or damage arises from the gross negligence or wilful misconduct of www.mybuddymoon.com or any person acting for or controlled by www.mybuddymoon.com), which any Client may suffer as a result of any act or omission on the part of or the failure of the Principal to fulfil their obligations, whether in relation to travel arrangements, accommodation or otherwise. When you make a booking with us, you acknowledge and agree that we act only as an agent for the third party service provider, which is solely responsible to provide you with the travel or service which you have booked. The contract in use by the Principal (which is often constituted by the ticket issued by the Principal), shall constitute the sole contract between the Principal and the Client and any RIGHT OF RECOURSE the Client may have, will be solely against the Principal. www.mybuddymoon.com shall, as soon as possible after the confirmation of the Client’s booking, provide to the Client the identity of the Principal.By making a booking you agree to have your contact details shared with the Principal in order to facilitate your booking. In the event that you prefer not to have your contact details shared with the Principal this needs to be explicitly requested by you by completing a contact form once you have completed your booking.
Please be advised that when booking a travel package with www.mybuddymoon.com, either online, or with a Live Agent, it is the Passenger’s responsibility to ensure that they have familiarised themselves with all terms and conditions that are applicable to their booking, which may include air, rail, bus, transport services suppliers, hotel and tour operators, etc.
Please be advised that all Third Party Service Providers used by www.mybuddymoon.com have there own terms and conditions and It is the Passenger’s responsibility to confirm that he/she has satisfied him/herself as to the terms and conditions of all suppliers related to that specific booking. www.mybuddymoon.com does not warrant or guarantee the service or the Third Party Service Provider or the refundability of the booking.
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and should the specific terms and conditions of the Service Provider not be listed, please ensure that you make an effort to locate them and peruse them before making your booking.
From time to time www.mybuddymoon.com may, together with a partner, offer exclusive promotional deals, which will only be available to a select group of people based on qualifying criteria. In this instance specific terms and conditions may apply, which will be made known to you.
Please be advised that when making an online booking it is not possible to display the fare conditions of a particular ticket. Should you wish to inquire about this before confirming a booking you should contact a Live Agent for assistance.
Please be aware that Third Party Service Providers may charge extra for certain items such as: seating, special meal, rentals, requests,etc. This is subject to change without notice to you. By agreeing to these terms and conditions upon making your booking you agree to accept this condition.
It is the Client’s responsibility to familiarise themselves with such terms and conditions (‘the Principal’s Conditions’).
Booking Enquiries & Reservations
Once the Client has (i) completed all applicable fields to initiate an enquiry regarding a particular destination, trip, tour, mode of travel, preferred accommodation and/or other service on www.mybuddymoon.com’s website www.myBuddymoon.com or mobile site www.myBuddymoon.com or Mobile Application(together, ‘the Sites’), or (ii) initiated such an enquiry with www.mybuddymoon.com by any other means of communication including by means of access to the Sites via booking kiosks, if applicable, (collectively referred to as ‘the Enquiry’), the Sites will prepare and provide the Client with the projected total cost of the Enquiry (online, by e-mail, by SMS or telephonically) (‘the Quote’). THE QUOTE IS ACCEPTED by the Client when the Client proceeds with the steps as specified on the Sites or accepts the Quote telephonically or via email. 25% of the total value of the travel booking is required to be paid in order to reserve the booking spot. The remaining 75% of the total payment will be required 60 days before the start of the booked travel trip. Once the online Booking or Booking affected by www.mybuddymoon.com has been completed and the Client has authorized www.mybuddymoon.com to process the payment by submitting the Booking for reservation, the Client will be supplied with an email that will contain the final details of the Booking (‘the Booking Confirmation Form’). IN THIS CASE, NO FLIGHT TICKETS ARE TO BE BOOKED BY THE CLIENT UNTIL THE TRAVEL TRIP HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN WRITING OR TELEPHONICALLY. PAYMENT FOR THE BOOKING NEEDS TO BE MADE AND REFLECT IN THE BANK ACCOUNT OF www.mybuddymoon.com BY MIDNIGHT South African time on the day that the Booking was made in order to guarantee the fare quoted according to the Booking Confirmation Form. ONLY ONCE THE TRAVEL TRIP IS CONFIRMED, SHALL THE CLIENT PROCEED TO BOOK FLIGHTS FOR THE TRIP. AS www.mybuddymoon.com DOES NOT PROVIDE THE SALE OF FLIGHTS, THE BUDDYMOON SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS, AMENDMENTS, DISTASTERS, ETC THAT MAY RESULT IN THE CLIENT LOOSING THE FLIGHT OR MONIES PAID FOR THE FLIGHT. If the Booked travel trip has been been cancelled for any reason, no compensation shall be given regarding any flights booked for the travel trip, However the refund policy will fall into effect as per section () for the amounts paid for the travel trip itself.
The Client ACKNOWLEDGES that it has selected the itinerary and destination(s) constituting the Booking based on information gleaned from the internet. He/she ALSO ACKNOWLEDGES that the internet Booking has been compiled and is managed and updated by the Principal, and that www.mybuddymoon.com has no control over information compiled by the Principal. Accordingly www.mybuddymoon.com CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE that the itinerary and/or any destinations will comply in whole or in part with those advertised on the internet by or on behalf of the Principal. Any right of recourse in that regard will be against the Principal. in addition to the above www.mybuddymoon.com cannot be held liable for incorrect availability being displayed by the Principal and we cannot be held liable if the seats selected are not available.
Payment and Payment Terms
For bookings, 25% of total trip amount Payable (Deposit) is due immediately by PayPal,Visa, Master, American Express or Diners Credit Card or Electronic Funds Transfer, Cash Deposit at a bank, whichever is applicable, and must reflect in the bank account or Paypal account of www.mybuddymoon.com by midnight South African time on the day that the Booking was made. If the Payment is not received as stated above, www.mybuddymoon.com or Principal involved RESERVES THE FULL RIGHT TO CANCEL THE BOOKING. (see cancellation policy)
By accepting these terms and conditions, you consent to www.mybuddymoon.com processing your personal information for the purposes of administering payment. You consent to www.mybuddymoon.com sharing and procuring your personal information with and from contracted third parties, only insofar as it relates to payment, who may require such information in order to render a service to you and only if such contracted third party agrees to keep the information confidential.
All transactions are processed in the United States Doller. The applicable conversion charges (‘Additional Charges’) may therefore be levied by your merchant bank if payment is made from another country and/or in another currency other than United States Doller. The Additional Charges are driven by the global treasury of the applicable credit card and are impacted by the change in daily exchange rates. www.mybuddymoon.com shall therefore NOT BE HELD LIABLE for any Additional Charges levied by the applicable merchant, or bank pursuant to the confirmation of a Booking. www.mybuddymoon.com, or www.mybuddymoon.com for Business does not offer credit, unless otherwise agreed.
In which event the client or www.mybuddymoon.com decides to cancel their booking before the trip is confirmed, the payment received by the client will be refunded in full (less processing fees) and shall be refunded to the Client 48 hours after the cancellation has been acknowledge by www.mybuddymoon.com.
In the event that the client decides to cancel their booking after the trip is confirmed, all payments received by the client will be fully refundable except for 25% of the total amount of the trip (less processing fees). In the event that www.mybuddymoon.com decided to cancel the trip after it has been confirmed, all payments received will be refunded in full (less processing fees)
In the event that the client decides to cancel their booking 60 days prior to the start of the trip, allpayments received by the client will be non-refundable. In the event that www.mybuddymoon.com decided to cancel the trip 60 days prior to the start of the trip, all payments received will be refunded in full (less processing fees)
In the event that the Payment was made after the aforementioned deadline, any costs incurred by www.mybuddymoon.com from third party service provides will be added to the total amount of the trip and the CLIENT WILL BE LIABLE to pay the difference in costs and the revised amount due by the client must reflect in the bank account, PayPal accountof www.mybuddymoon.com before the deadline stipulated in the revised Quote in order to secure the Booking.
The Principals may reserve the RIGHT TO CANCEL any services prior to departure, in which event the Payments paid to www.mybuddymoon.com (less www.mybuddymoon.com’s service fee) will be refunded by the Principal/www.mybuddymoon.com to the Client without any further obligation on the part of www.mybuddymoon.com.
www.mybuddymoon.com will not be liable for any costs incured by the Client not included in this booking such as flights, hotel bookings, transport bookings, etc in the event that the trip is cancelled either by www.mybuddymoon.com or by the Client.
These fees cover the costs incurred by www.mybuddymoon.com in booking and servicing your travel reservation. We also reserve the right to charge an additional service fee for any additional services rendered, such as cancellation requests or changes to your booking.
Please be advised that service fees are non-refundable in case of a cancellation. Service fees vary depending on the number of Passengers in a booking, the service provider or the destination and the service being provided. Service fees for each trip will be equal to the amount of $100 per person booking.
These fees cover expenses related to customer to bank charges, Paypal charges, etc. and vise versa.
The proposed travel arrangements are made on the EXPRESS CONDITION that www.mybuddymoon.com, its employees and agents, shall not be responsible for, and shall be exempt from, all liability in respect of loss, damage (including loss of profits or consequential or special damages), accident, injury, illness, harm, trauma, death, delay or inconvenience (collectively, ‘Losses’) to any Client (which shall be deemed to include the heirs, executors, administrators or assigns of the Client), their luggage, or other property, wherever, whenever and however the same may occur (except if such Losses arise directly or indirectly from the gross negligence or wilful misconduct of www.mybuddymoon.com or any person acting for or controlled by www.mybuddymoon.com, in which case such claim shall be lodged in writing with www.mybuddymoon.com within 30 (thirty) days after the occurrence of the alleged Loss, and such liability shall be limited to R10 000 per Client per Booking). The CLIENT INDEMNIFIES AND HOLDS HARMLESS www.mybuddymoon.com or any person acting for or controlled by www.mybuddymoon.com accordingly.
It is STRONGLY ADVISED that all Clients take out adequate insurance cover in order to cover instances such as cancellation due to illness or injury, personal accident and personal liability, loss of or damage to baggage and sports equipment. (Note that this is not an exhaustive list). www.mybuddymoon.com will NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE if the Client fails to take adequate insurance cover. It shall not be obligatory upon www.mybuddymoon.com to effect insurance for the Client (since this service does not fall within the scope of the Services) except upon detailed instructions given in writing by the Client. All insurance effected by www.mybuddymoon.com pursuant to such instruction will be subject to such exceptions and conditions as may be imposed by the insurance company or underwriters accepting the risk. www.mybuddymoon.com shall NOT BE OBLIGED to obtain separate cover for any risks so excluded. Should the insurers dispute their liability for any reason, the Client will have recourse against the insurers only. Please note that various credit card companies offer limited levels of travel insurance, which in www.mybuddymoon.com’s view may not be sufficient cover for international travel. The CLIENT IS ADVISED to check with their respective credit card companies in order to obtain the specific details of the cover offered, and determine whether this is sufficient for the Client’s requirements.
Documents (for example booking confirmations, itineraries etc.) shall only be prepared and released to the Client on receipt of the Payment. The new regulations require that all parents arriving, transiting and departing from SA are to produce an unabridged birth certificate for their children under the age of 18 years. Families not in possession of these documents will be refused to travel. In the case where only one parent is travelling with the children, consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent registered is required. Alternatively, either a court order granting full parental responsibilities and rights or a death certificate of the other parent must be produced.
Name Change Requests
Upon confirming your booking we advise you to CHECK THE SPELLING OF YOUR AND ALL PASSENGER’S NAMES and ensure that it is as per the passport/identity document. Should the spelling of any traveller’s name not match the passport/identity document the airline may not allow you to board the plane or should you require a name change, and should it be permissible, airline penalties may apply. Please note that some airlines do not allow name changes for any reason whatsoever and may require you to buy a completely new ticket. www.mybuddymoon.com accepts no liability in this regard.
Passports, Visas & Health
It is ENTIRELY THE CLIENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that all passports and visas are current, valid, obtained on time, have sufficient blank pages, will be valid for six months after return to their home country and that any vaccinations, inoculations, prophylactic (e.g. for malaria) and the like, where required, have been obtained. The Client is STRONGLY ADVISED to check the relevant requirements for their destination and any transit countries before travelling.
Before booking any flight it is important to check if a transit visa will be required. As this differs between countries and what passport you are holding it is always best to check with the embassy of the transiting country. For example if you are the holder of a South African passport and are travelling on British Airways to Madrid via London you may require a transit visa.
www.mybuddymoon.com will endeavour to assist the Client if requested, but such assistance will be at www.mybuddymoon.com’s discretion (since this service does not fall within the scope of the Services) and the Client acknowledges that in doing so, www.mybuddymoon.com IS NOT ASSUMING ANY OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY AND THE CLIENT INDEMNIFIES www.mybuddymoon.com against any consequences of the Client’s failure to comply with any such requirements. It is the CLIENT’S DUTY to familiarize him/herself with the inherent dangers of and mental and/or physical condition required for the proposed travel arrangements.
Warning: Malaria and other tropical Diseases
Certain parts covered by the Client’s itinerary may be areas where there is a HIGH-RISK of malaria and other tropical diseases such as yellow fever. It is ENTIRELY THE CLIENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to check if any parts of their itinerary fall in high-risk areas and the Client is STRONGLY ADVISED to take the necessary precautions in this regard and hence we recommend that the Client checks with their medical practitioner and/or travel clinic well before departure.
www.mybuddymoon.com will not be held liable due to any changes/disruptions made my the client or by Third party service provider used either by the client or by www.mybuddymoon.com. In the unlikely event of there being an unscheduled extension to the final itinerary caused by flight re-scheduling, flight delays, bad weather, strikes or any other cause which is beyond the control of www.mybuddymoon.com, its agents or the Principal, any EXPENSES RELATING TO SUCH UNSCHEDULED EXTENSIONS (HOTEL ACCOMMODATION ETC.) WILL BE FOR THE CLIENT’S ACCOUNT. The Client should confirm whether any of these expenses may be covered by travel insurance, should this be applicable. it is the Client’s responsibility to confirm the specific provisions of the travel insurance. In most instances the Principal/s will make the change/s/disruption/s known to www.mybuddymoon.com and in this instance, time permitting, www.mybuddymoon.com will make every effort to pass this information onto you using the contact details provided at the time of making the booking. Please note that it is the Principal’s duty to inform the person who made the booking of any changes to the booking, however there are times when this information is not timeously relayed so it is important to ensure that when travelling you have access to the email address used at the time of making the booking. It is also recommended that both 72 hours and 24 hours before flying you confirm your itinerary both when departing from your country of origin and when making your return journey. Once checked in you will be notified in the unlikely event of changes to your flight. www.mybuddymoon.com cannot be held liable for failing to advise you of any changes, even when these changes had been communicated by the Principal/s to us as there may be delays in relaying this information to you, due to operating hours or technical delays.
Itinerary Variations & Transfers
While every effort is made to keep to the final itinerary, the Principals reserve the right to make changes intended for the Client’s convenience e.g. in some cases, weather conditions can necessitate an alteration in the itinerary. Any such variations in the final itinerary do not constitute any reason for a refund and www.mybuddymoon.com shall NOT BE HELD LIABLE for any such variations. IT IS THE CLIENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to check each amendment to the itinerary. Please note that no passenger who has not utilised an outgoing flight on a return ticket will be allowed to make use of the return trip, except where, should it be permissible, prior arrangement has been made with the airline.
Promotional products and packages offered on promotion and under discounted rates are valid for a limited period. Any deposits or payments made in full for confirmed bookings during this period are non-refundable, non-exchangeable or non-changeable (subject to the Consumer Protection Act), unless otherwise specified at the time of booking. Deposits only apply to offline bookings, as agreed between the Client and www.mybuddymoon.com.
Law & Jurisdiction
These Conditions shall be governed by the law of South Africa and the jurisdiction of South African courts will govern the relationship between the Client and www.mybuddymoon.com. www.mybuddymoon.com SHALL BE ENTITLED to institute any legal proceedings arising out of or in connection with this contract in any Magistrates Court having jurisdiction in terms of Section 28 of the Magistrates Court Act no. 32/1944 as amended, notwithstanding that the amount in issue may exceed the limits of such jurisdiction.
Clients who have special requests must specify such requests in writing to www.mybuddymoon.com at least 7 Days prior to their outbound flight. Whilst www.mybuddymoon.com will use its best endeavors to accommodate any such requests, it does NOT GUARANTEE that it will always be able to do so.
Amendments of these Conditions
www.mybuddymoon.com reserves the right to make changes to these terms and conditions without further notice to the Client. In this instance the terms and conditions applicable at the time of making the booking will remain relevant to the respective booking.
NO REFUNDS will be considered in any circumstances whatsoever by www.mybuddymoon.com if the Client has not accepted the “Terms & Conditions when making the Booking” at the time of making the booking. Refunds by the Principals will be subject to their respective terms and conditions. If the Client has accepted the terms & conditions of the booking, the cancellation policy will fall into effect. Cancellations for any reason whatsoever, including medical reasons, death in the family, strikes, wars, weather, natural disasters, airline default or government travel warnings will not entitle you to any refund, nor of waiving the cancellation penalties in the case that the tickets can be refunded. If tickets can be refunded, cancellation penalties will be imposed. Trip cancellation and interruption insurance are therefore highly recommended.
Once we have established the possible refund you are entitled to, we will process your refund as per the cancellation policy. Standard processing time for refunds is 6 to 8 weeks depending on the Third Party used.
Foreign Exchange Regulation Compliance
Foreign Exchange Regulation Compliance is EXCLUSIVELY THE CLIENT’S RESPONSIBILITY. This will apply especially when the Client instructs www.mybuddymoon.com to make and pay for travel arrangements on the internet.
E-ticketing: Documents required for travelling
It is the CLIENT’S EXCLUSIVE RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that he/she is in possession of all relevant travel documents prior to commencing with his/her travels. For example, the Client must be ready to show their passport or identity document and e-ticket at the check-in counter of the airline concerned, or, to the extent applicable, their passport or identity document at the check-in counter for their accommodation. Certain airlines require the physical credit card, used to make payment, to be presented at check-on or a copy of the credit card and the card-holders ID, in addition the above mentioned documents. The requirement to have a valid passport or identity document an/or an unabridged birth certificate will apply to all members of a travelling party and for each minor travelling (including infants).
All booking are to be made online via www.mybuddymoon.com
Limitation of Liability
www.mybuddymoon.com, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SERVANTS OR AGENTS WILL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY SUFFERED BY ANY PERSON WHETHER TO THEIR PERSON OR PROPERTY, HOWSOEVER CAUSED WHETHER OR NOT ARISING FROM ANY ACT, OMISSION, DEFAULT, OR NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF www.mybuddymoon.com, UNLESS SUCH CLAIM IS DUE TO THE GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILFUL CONDUCT OF www.mybuddymoon.com AND SUCH CLAIM IS LODGED IN WRITING WITH www.mybuddymoon.com WITHIN 30 (THIRTY) DAYS AFTER THE DATE ON WHICH THE BOOKING IS MADE. SUCH LIABILITY WILL BE SUBJECT TO A LIMITATION OF R10 000 PER CLIENT PER BOOKING AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL www.mybuddymoon.com BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE.
In the event that www.mybuddymoon.com has to engage a lawyer to enforce any of its rights in terms of these Conditions or otherwise, and in the event that www.mybuddymoon.com is successful in the enforcement of such rights, the CLIENT WILL BE LIABLE for all legal fees at an attorney and own client scale.
Subject to statutory constraints or compliance with an order of court, www.mybuddymoon.com undertakes to deal with all Client information of a personal nature on a strictly confidential basis unless needed to be shared with Third Parties involved to make the Booking itinerary possible.
Confirmation of Travel Arrangements
All travel arrangemenyt outside of the Booking are to be made by the Client.
You agree that your use of our social media pages which include but are not limited to Facebook pages, Instagram, Twitter, will not be defamatory, unlawful, obscene, offensive, hateful, abusive, inflammatory, threatening, invasive of anyone’s privacy, or otherwise contain objectionable comments and/or content. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination on grounds of race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, being a transsexual person, or age.
We reserve the right to remove any comment, thread or content without prior warning to you. We also reserve the right to bring legal proceedings against any individual for a breach of these rules or law generally, or take such other action as we reasonably deem appropriate.
If you are dissatisfied with us or your travel booking, you must submit your complaint to us through our dedicated customer experience team, within 96 (ninety six) hours of returning from your travel, in order for us to investigate the complaint efficiently and to ensure that we are provided with a fair opportunity to rectify the situation and mitigate any losses or damage. Any and all third party claims must be made directly with the Third Party Service Provider of the travel product supplied. Stolen or lost luggage must be reported to the airline prior to leaving the airport.
We value your feedback. If you have a compliment, complaint or wish to share your experience with us, please contact customer care at: email@example.com
General Terms and Conditions for Online Bookings
Please note that over and above the online terms and conditions as set out below (‘the Online Conditions’), all online Bookings made via the Sites are subject to the Conditions which appear above. Where there is a conflict between the two, the Conditions will prevail..
The Sites are owned by www.mybuddymoon.com and the domain names are registered in the name of www.mybuddymoon.com. All intellectual property rights in and to the aforementioned vests in www.mybuddymoon.com. None of the content or data found on the Sites may be reproduced, sold, transferred, or modified without the express written permission of www.mybuddymoon.com.
Copyright and Trademark Notices
All contents of the Sites are registered to: www.mybuddymoon.com. All rights in and to any copyright or registered or unregistered trademarks of www.mybuddymoon.com remain strictly reserved. Other product and/or company names mentioned in the Conditions and/or the Online Conditions may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Changes & Modifications of these Terms and Conditions
www.mybuddymoon.com may make future changes, deletions or modifications to the Online Conditions, information, graphics, products, features, functionality, services, and links at any time without notice and the Client’s subsequent viewing or use of the Sites and/or the conclusion of a transaction with www.mybuddymoon.com will CONSTITUTE THE CLIENT’S AGREEMENT to such changes, deletions and modifications, as the case may be. The CLIENT AGREES TO ACCEPT AND BE BOUND BY the Online Conditions and notices which are in effect at the time of the Client’s use of the Sites and facilities.
Access and Use
The Sites are offered to the Client ON CONDITION THAT THE CLIENT ACCEPTS, without modification, the Online Terms. By clicking “continue” on the Passenger information page, prior to any conclusion of any transaction on the Sites, the Client agrees to all the Online Conditions and notices.
Access to and use of the Sites are ENTIRELY AT THE CLIENT’S RISK. www.mybuddymoon.com may discontinue or suspend the Sites at any time without notice, and it may block, terminate or suspend any Client’s access at any time for any reason in its sole discretion, even if access continues to be allowed to others [provided that such right to block, terminate or suspend any Client’s access is not exercised unfairly on the basis of one or more grounds of unfair discrimination as contemplated in section 9 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 or Chapter 2 of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act].
Personal and non-commercial Use Limitation
The Sites are for the Client’s personal and non-commercial use. The content and information on the Sites (including, without limitation, price and availability of travel, accommodation and/or other services), as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is proprietary to www.mybuddymoon.com or the Principals. Accordingly, the CLIENT UNCONDITIONALLY AGREES not to use the Sites or its contents or information for any purpose (direct or indirect) other than conducting Enquiries and making Bookings for personal, non-commercial use, such as (for example) for reselling purposes. Whilst the Client may make limited copies of its travel itinerary and related documents for travel, accommodation and/or other services purchased through the Sites, the CLIENT AGREES not to modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from the Sites. In addition, whether or not the Client has a commercial purpose, the CLIENT AGREES NOT TO:
- access, monitor or copy any content or information of the Sites using any means such as robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without express written permission of www.mybuddymoon.com;
- violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on the Sites or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to the Sites;
- take any action that imposes, or may impose, in the discretion of www.mybuddymoon.com, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Travel Agent’s infrastructure; or
- deep-link to any portion of the Sites (including, without limitation, the purchase path for any travel services) for any purpose without express written permission of www.mybuddymoon.com.
The information, software, products, and services published on the Sites may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. In particular, www.mybuddymoon.com DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY of the hotel, air, and other travel products displayed on the Sites (including, without limitation, photographs, lists of hotel amenities, general product descriptions, etc.), much of which information is provided by the respective Principals. www.mybuddymoon.com DISCLAIMS LIABILITY for inaccuracies relating to the aforementioned information and descriptions. Hotel ratings displayed on the Sites are intended as only general guidelines, and www.mybuddymoon.com DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY of the ratings. Changes are periodically added to the information herein.
www.mybuddymoon.com may make improvements and/or changes on the Sites at any time, in accordance with the provisions of the clause named ‘Changes & Modifications of the Online Conditions’. www.mybuddymoon.com makes NO REPRESENTATIONS about the suitability of the information, software, products, and services (together, ‘the Relevant Information’) contained on the Sites for any purpose, and the inclusion or offering for sale of any products or services on the Sites DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION of such products or services by www.mybuddymoon.com. For the avoidance of doubt, the services rendered by www.mybuddymoon.com do not include advisory or consultancy services. All Relevant Information is PROVIDED ‘AS IS’ WITHOUT WARRANTY of any kind.
The Travel Agent hereby DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS with regard to the Relevant Information, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. The Principals are independent contractors and not agents or employees of www.mybuddymoon.com or its affiliates. Affiliates include websites which click-through to the Website. www.mybuddymoon.com is NOT LIABLE for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any such Principals or for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting thereof. www.mybuddymoon.com and its affiliates HAVE NO LIABILITY AND WILL MAKE NO REFUND in the event of any delay, cancellation, [overbooking], strike, force majeure or other causes beyond their direct control, and it has NO RESPONSIBILITY for any additional expense, omissions, delays, re-routing or acts of any government or authority, it being recorded that the Client’s recourse in this regard (if any) will be governed by the terms of its contract with the relevant Principals.
In no event shall www.mybuddymoon.com and/or their respective suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of, or in any way connected with, the use of the Sites or with the delay or inability to use the Sites, or for any information, software, products, and services obtained through the Sites, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Sites, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, even if www.mybuddymoon.com and/or its respective suppliers have been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you
By offering travel for sale to particular international destinations on the Sites, www.mybuddymoon.com does NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT that travel to such points is advisable or without risk, and is NOT LIABLE for damages or losses that may result from travel to such destinations. It is the Passenger’s responsibility to check that there are no travel bans and/or advisories in place that may impact on the booking/s. www.mybuddymoon.com cannot be held responsible for any booking/s made by any Passenger that contravenes any travel advisory and/or ban that may be in place at the time of making the booking/s.
The Client AGREES TO DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY www.mybuddymoon.com and any of their officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including, but not limited to, reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought by:
- the Client or on the Client’s behalf [in excess of the liability described above]; or
- by third parties as a result of
- the Client’s breach of the Online Conditions and notices or any other documents referenced herein;
- the Client’s violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or
- the Client’s use of the Sites.
No unlawful or prohibited Use
The Client WARRANTS UNCONDITIONALLY that the Client will not use the Sites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the Online Conditions and notices or any other prohibitions unlawful in terms of South African law.
Links to other Websites
There are links on the Sites which allow a Client to visit the sites of third parties. Neither these sites nor the companies to whom they belong are controlled by www.mybuddymoon.com and it makes NO REPRESENTATIONS AND GIVES NO WARRANTIES concerning the information provided or made available on such sites nor the quality or acceptability of the products or services offered by any persons or entities referenced in any such sites. www.mybuddymoon.com’s inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does NOT IMPLY ANY ENDORSEMENT of the material on such websites or any association with its operators. www.mybuddymoon.com has not tested and MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS regarding the correctness, performance or quality of any software found at any such sites. The CLIENT SHOULD RESEARCH AND ASSESS THE RISKS which may be involved in accessing and using any software on the internet before using it. The CLIENT INDEMNIFIES www.mybuddymoon.com against any claims for loss or damage arising from the Client’s use of or of information gained from or from accessing any such linked sites.
Please note that the use of this Website and the Mobisite is subject to the STC and specifically subject to South African law and the jurisdiction of South African courts.
Use of the Sites are unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of the Online Conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph.
THE CLIENT AGREES that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between the Client and www.mybuddymoon.com as a result of this agreement or use of the Sites.
www.mybuddymoon.com’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of www.mybuddymoon.com’s right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to the Client’s use of the Sites or information provided to or gathered by www.mybuddymoon.com with respect to such use.
If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and agreement shall continue in effect.
This agreement (and any other terms and conditions referenced herein) constitutes the entire agreement between the Client and www.mybuddymoon.com with respect to the Sites and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the customer and www.mybuddymoon.com with respect to the Sites.
Any rights not expressly granted to www.mybuddymoon.com herein remain reserved.
Should any person elect to publish any review pertaining to www.mybuddymoon.com, any of its affiliated companies or its mobile application (Flapp), you agree to give your express consent to allow www.mybuddymoon.com to publish the review on any of their platforms or in any communications sent out by the Company. www.mybuddymoon.com undertakes to never publish any names of the reviewers without their consent.
Communication from Sites
By making a booking on any www.mybuddymoon.com platform, the client agrees to receive transactional and promotional communications from the site. The client may opt out of promotional communications at any time, however transactional communication with regards to any bookings will continue to be sent.
Protection Of Personal Information Act (‘POPIA’)
Operator means an operator as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013; Personal Information means personal information as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013;
Protection of Personal Information
- You hereby authorise www.mybuddymoon.com, to collect your Personal Information as it is relevant to this Agreement and/or service which we are providing for you or is deemed to be relevant for the provision of such service.
- www.mybuddymoon.com is committed to the adherence of national legislation and regulations pertaining to the safeguarding of data privacy.
- www.mybuddymoon.com shall use information previously provided by you to perform our services and to amongst other things, process invoices, credit notes, statements and any other document related to the services.
- You confirm that we may share your personal information with the following persons, who have an obligation to keep the personal information secure and confidential:
- Employees of www.mybuddymoon.com who are required to be informed of the personal information in order to attend to the services supplied and;
- www.mybuddymoon.com may be required to share/transfer/store (“process”) personal information with either Third Parties and/or Principals, in order to supply the services to you (which may include sharing or personal information outside South Africa). Should www.mybuddymoon.com process any personal information outside South Africa, we shall ensure that such jurisdiction has data protection legislation that is of the same or higher standard to that required by POPIA or in the absence of such data protection legislation, contractual terms will be agreed to between www.mybuddymoon.com and such third party and/or Principal to ensure protection of any personal information shared with www.mybuddymoon.com to the same or higher standard as required by POPIA.
- We undertake not to disclose your personal information unless it is legally or contractually required to do so.
- We agree to use all reasonable efforts to ensure your personal information in our possession is kept confidential, stored in a secure manner and processed in terms of POPIA.
You hereby acknowledge and warrant that:
- www.mybuddymoon.com is entitled and authorised by you to transfer any Personal Information to any of its Operators; and
All the terms and conditions displayed on the Sites constitute the entire terms of the relationship between the parties. There exist no other terms, conditions, warranties, representations, guarantees, promises, undertaking or inducements of any nature whatsoever (whether verbal, written or electronic) regulating the relationship and the CLIENT ACKNOWLEDGES that he/she has not relied on any matter or thing stated on behalf of www.mybuddymoon.com or otherwise that is not included herein.