Terms Of Service
Retreat Guru & Retreat Booking Guru
Terms of Service
These Terms of Service constitute an agreement (this 'Agreement') by and between Retreat Guru Enterprises Inc., ('Provider') and each customer of Provider's online Retreat Booking Guru™ service ('Recipient').
(a) 'Account' refers to the Service plans and features selected by Recipient through Provider's customer portal at the time of enrollment and accepted by Provider, as such plans and features may change by mutual consent of the parties, as recorded by Provider through such portal.
(b) 'AUP' refers to Provider's acceptable use policy, posted at http://retreat.guru/terms-privacy#aup, as such policy may change from time to time.
(c) 'Authorized Representative' refers to any employee authorized by Retreat Guru Enterprises Inc. to sign on it's behalf.
(d) 'Data Policy' refers to Provider's standard data deletion policy, posted at http://retreat.guru/terms-privacy#data, as such policy may change from time to time.
(e) 'Effective Date' refers to the date of commencement of the Service as listed in Recipient's Account.
(f) 'Materials' refers to written and graphical content provided by or through the Service, including, without limitation, text, photographs, illustrations, and designs, whether provided by Provider, another customer of the Service, or any other third party.
(g) 'Recipient Data' refers to data in electronic form input or collected through the Service by or from Recipient.
(i) 'Service' refers to Provider's Retreat Booking Guru™ service & Retreat Guru service. The Service includes such features as are set forth on Provider's website (http://retreat.guru/booking). Provider may change such features from time to time, in its sole discretion.
2. Service & Payment.
(a) Service. Provider will provide the Service to Recipient pursuant to its standard policies and procedures then in effect.
(b) Payment. Recipient will pay Provider such monthly Service fees as are required in Recipient's Account, due on the day before the start of the Service.
3. Materials, Software, & IP.
(a) Materials. Recipient recognizes and agrees that: (i) the Materials are the property of Provider or its licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws; and (ii) Recipient does not acquire any right, title, or interest in or to the Materials except the limited and temporary right to use them as necessary for Recipient's use of the Service.
(b) IP in General. Provider retains all right, title, and interest in and to the Service, including without limitation all software used to provide the Service and all logos and trademarks reproduced through the Service, and this Agreement does not grant Recipient any intellectual property rights in or to the Service or any of its components.
4. Online Policies.
(a) AUP. Recipient will to comply with the AUP. In the event of Recipient's material breach of the AUP, including without limitation any copyright infringement, Provider may suspend or terminate Recipient's access to the Service, in addition to such other remedies as Provider may have at law or pursuant to this Agreement. Neither this Agreement nor the AUP requires that Provider take any action against Recipient or any other customer for violating the AUP, but Provider is free to take any such action it sees fit.
5. Each Party's Warranties.
(a) Recipient's Identity. Recipient warrants: (i) that it has accurately identified itself through its Account and will maintain the accuracy of such identification; and (ii) that it is a corporation or other business entity authorized to do business pursuant to applicable law or an individual 18 years or older.
(b) Right to Do Business. Each party warrants that it has the full right and authority to enter into, execute, and perform its obligations under this Agreement and that no pending or threatened claim or litigation known to it would have a material adverse impact on its ability to perform as required by this Agreement.
(c) Disclaimers. Except for the express warranties specified in this section 4, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND AS AVAILABLE, AND PROVIDER MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, (i) PROVIDER HAS NO OBLIGATION TO INDEMNIFY OR DEFEND RECIPIENT AGAINST CLAIMS RELATED TO INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS; and (ii) Provider does not warrant that the Service will perform without error or immaterial interruption.
6. Limitation of Liability.
IN NO EVENT: (a) WILL PROVIDER'S LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED $100; AND (b) WILL PROVIDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. THE LIABILITIES LIMITED BY THIS SECTION 7 APPLY: (i) TO LIABILITY FOR NEGLIGENCE; (ii) REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE; (iii) EVEN IF PROVIDER IS ADVISED IN ADVANCE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE DAMAGES IN QUESTION AND EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE; AND (iv) EVEN IF RECIPIENT'S REMEDIES FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. If applicable law limits the application of the provisions of this Section 7, Provider's liability will be limited to the maximum extent permissible.
7. Data Management.
(a) Access, Use, & Legal Compulsion. Unless it receives Recipient's prior written consent, Provider: (i) will not access or use Recipient Data other than as necessary to facilitate the Service; and (ii) will not give any third party access to Recipient Data. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Provider may disclose Recipient Data as required by applicable law or by proper legal or governmental authority. Provider will give Recipient prompt notice of any such legal or governmental demand and reasonably cooperate with Recipient in any effort to seek a protective order or otherwise to contest such required disclosure, at Recipient's expense.
(b) Recipient's Rights. Recipient possesses and retains all right, title, and interest in and to Recipient Data, and Provider's use and possession thereof is solely as Recipient's agent.
(c) Retention & Deletion. Provider will retain all Recipient Data until erased pursuant to the Data Policy.
(d) Injunction. Provider agrees that violation of the provisions of this Section 8 might cause Recipient irreparable injury, for which monetary damages would not provide adequate compensation, and that in addition to any other remedy, Recipient will be entitled to injunctive relief against such breach or threatened breach, without proving actual damage or posting a bond or other security.
(e) Should the recipient also use other retreat guru products and services e.g. Retreat Guru listing or be a member of the partnership program, please also refer to the terms and service for Retreat Guru
8. Term & Termination.
(a) Term. This Agreement will continue for 1 month following the Effective Date (a 'Term'). Thereafter, this Agreement will renew for subsequent terms ('Terms') of 1 month, unless either party notifies the other of its intent not to renew 30 or more days before the beginning of the next Term.
(b) Termination for Cause. Either party may terminate this Agreement for material breach by written notice, effective in 1 month, unless the other party first cures such breach.
(c) Effects of Termination. The following provisions will survive termination of this Agreement: (i) any obligation of Recipient to pay for Service rendered before termination; (ii) Sections 4, 5(b), 6(c), and 7 of this Agreement; and (iii) any other provision of this Agreement that must survive termination to fulfill its essential purpose.
9 . Location of Sale and Canadian Tax implications
(a) At point of sale Provider will verify Recipient address and cross reference that with the location of the Recipient or we will verify Recipient address by using the Recipient IP address (geo-tagging)
(b) Recipient shall not use the software or service in any Geographical region other than that of the Recipient as defined by the Recipient's Sales Tax region.
(c) To access or use the Services, you must be able to form a binding contract with the Provider and you must not be prohibited from receiving the Services under Canadian law or any other applicable laws..... and restriction to use the Services in violation of any U.S. or international law or regulation.
(d) For Canadian companies operating in Canada, you have the ability to operate in CAD, please contact us to make your currency change to CAD.
(a) Notices. Provider may send notices pursuant to this Agreement to Recipient's contact points listed in Recipient's Account, and such notices will be deemed received 7 days after they are sent. Recipient may send notices pursuant to this Agreement to the Provider, and such notices will be deemed received 7 days after they are sent.
(c) Independent Contractors. The parties are independent contractors and will so represent themselves in all regards. Neither party is the agent of the other and neither may bind the other in any way.
(d) No Waiver. Neither party will be deemed to have waived any of its rights under this Agreement by lapse of time or by any statement or representation other than (i) by an Authorized Representative and (ii) in an explicit written waiver. No waiver of a breach of this Agreement will constitute a waiver of any prior or subsequent breach of this Agreement.
(e) Force Majeure. To the extent caused by force majeure, no delay, failure, or default will constitute a breach of this Agreement.
(f) Assignment & Successors. Neither party may assign this Agreement or any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the other's express written consent, except that either party may assign this Agreement to the surviving party in a merger of that party into another entity. Except to the extent forbidden in the previous sentence, this Agreement will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the respective successors and assigns of the parties.
(g) Choice of Law & Jurisdiction. This Agreement will be governed solely by the internal laws of the Province of British Columbia, without reference to such Province's principles of conflicts of law. The parties consent to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and provincial courts of British Columbia, Canada.
(h) Severability. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the parties hereby waive any provision of law that would render any clause of this Agreement invalid or otherwise unenforceable in any respect. In the event that a provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, such provision will be interpreted to fulfill its intended purpose to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect.
(k) Entire Agreement. This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement of the parties and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous writings, negotiations, and discussions with respect to the subject matter hereof. Neither party has relied upon any such prior or contemporaneous communications.
Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
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How we use collected information
Retreat Guru may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
- To improve customer service
Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
- To personalize user experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
- To improve our Site
We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
- To process payments
We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
- To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
- To send periodic emails
We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.
- To inform marketing campaigns. Including, but not limited to google advertising & social media marketing
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
Acceptable Use Policy
Provider requires that all customers and other users of Provider's Internet service (the 'Service') conduct themselves with respect for others. In particular, please observe the following rules in your use of the Service:
Abusive Behavior: Do not harass, threaten, or defame any person or entity. Do not contact any person who has requested no further contact. Do not use ethnic or religious slurs against any person or group.
Privacy: Do not violate the privacy rights of any person. Do not collect or disclose any personal address, social security number, or other personally identifiable information without each holder's written permission. Do not cooperate in or facilitate identity theft.
Intellectual Property: Do not infringe upon the copyrights, trademark rights, trade secret rights, or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. Do not reproduce, publish, or disseminate software, audio recordings, video recordings, photographs, articles, or other works of authorship without the written permission of the copyright holder.
Hacking, Viruses, & Network Attacks: Do not access any computer or communications system without authorization, including the computers used to provide the Service. Do not attempt to penetrate or disable any security system. Do not intentionally distribute a computer virus, launch a denial of service attack, or in any other way attempt to interfere with the functioning of any computer, communications system, or website. Do not attempt to access or otherwise interfere with the accounts of other users of the Service.
Spam: Do not send bulk unsolicited e-mails ( 'Spam') or sell or market any product or service advertised by or connected with Spam. Do not facilitate or cooperate in the dissemination of Spam in any way. Do not violate the CASL act.
Fraud: Do not issue fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, services, or investments. Do not mislead anyone about the details or nature of a commercial transaction. Do not commit fraud in any other way.
Violations of Law: Do not violate any law.
Consequences of Violation
Violation of this Acceptable Use Policy (this 'AUP') may lead to suspension or termination of the user's account or legal action. In addition, the user may be required to pay for the costs of investigation and remedial action related to AUP violations. Provider reserves the right to take any other remedial action it sees fit.
Reporting Unacceptable Use
Provider requests that anyone with information about a violation of this AUP report it via an e-mail to the following address: info@retreat .guru. Please provide the date and time (with time zone) of the violation and any identifying information regarding the violator, including e-mail or IP (internet protocol) address if available, as well as details of the violation.
Revision of AUP
Provider may change this AUP at any time by posting a new version on this page and sending the user written notice thereof. The new version will become effective on the date of such notice.
Data Management and Security Policy
Access, Use, & Legal Compulsion.
Unless it receives Recipient’s prior written consent, Provider: (i) will not access or use data in electronic form collected through the Services from Recipient’s customers or other third parties, or collected or accessible directly from Recipient, (collectively, “Project Data”) other than as necessary to facilitate the Services, which includes but is not limited to Retreat Guru marketing activities & data analytics; and (ii) will not give any third party access to Project Data. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Provider may disclose Project Data as required by applicable law or by proper legal or governmental authority. Provider will give Recipient prompt notice of any such legal or governmental demand and reasonably cooperate with Recipient in any effort to seek a protective order or otherwise to contest such required disclosure, at Recipient’s expense.
Retention & Deletion.
Provider will retain any Project Data in its possession until Erased (as defined below). Provider will Erase: (i) all copies of Project Data after collection thereof; (ii) any or all copies of Project Data promptly after Recipient’s written request; and (iii) all copies of Project Data no sooner than 30 business days after termination of this Agreement and no later than 90 business days after such termination. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Recipient may at any time instruct Provider to retain and not to Erase or otherwise delete Project Data, provided Recipient may not require retention of Project Data for more than 30 business days after termination of this Agreement. Promptly after Erasure pursuant to this Subsection (c), Provider will certify such Erasure in writing to Recipient. (“Erase” and “Erasure” refer to the destruction of data so that no copy of the data remains or can be accessed or restored in any way.)
Compliance with Law & Policy.
Provider will comply with all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations governing the handling of Project Data.
Provider will promptly notify Recipient of any actual or potential exposure or misappropriation of Project Data (any “Leak”) that comes to Provider’s attention. Provider will cooperate with Recipient and with law enforcement authorities in investigating any such Leak, at Provider’s expense.
Provider agrees that violation of the provisions of this Section might cause Recipient irreparable injury, for which monetary damages would not provide adequate compensation, and that in addition to any other remedy, Recipient will be entitled to injunctive relief against such breach or threatened breach, without proving actual damage or posting a bond or other security.
With your Retreat Booking Guru software account, you have a choice of payment processors.
We integrate with: Authorize.net, PayPal, Braintree, Stripe, Evo, and more. These integrations are direct which means that the credit cards are charged through your payment processor, and the funds will be available to you immediately.
We also offer payment processing directly through Retreat Guru. Below is information about our payout policy for those who want to use Retreat Guru as a payment processor. Please contact us for info on rates as they vary by country.
Our international payouts are simple:
- For each registration we payout 50% of funds received.
- We payout the remaining 50% after the retreat begins.
- We send you money two times per month: the 5th and the 20th.
Now the fine print:
- Payouts over $3000 are free of any sender fee.
- For payouts under $3000 you pay the sender fee of $30, or you can wait until your balance is over $3000 - up to you.
- If you just can’t wait until the 5th or the 20th of the month, you can request a payout any time; the fee is $50.
- Your bank will likely charge you a fee to accept the wire transfer. Fees range from $5 - $35 depending on your bank.
Retreat.Guru Terms of Service (includes Partner Program sign ups prior to 15th October 2018)
Retreat Guru shall reserve a commission fee for its services which shall be a percentage of the total price due for the specific reservation by a user. Payment of commission is due within 14 days of receiving an invoice from Retreat Guru. Invoices will be sent upon confirmation of a booking having been confirmed. For users who choose to use the Retreat Guru deposit program, the commission amount will be taken from this fee, and any remaining monies above the commission fee will be paid out to the user.
In return Retreat Guru will promote my listings which may include:
Hosting listings on the retreat.guru site
Premium positioning for retreats on retreat.guru search results & homepage
Paid ads on Google search, Facebook and other channels
Social media marketing to increase traffic to retreats on retreat.guru
There are no set up fees and no monthly fees.
Last updated 3rd October 2018