BECAUSE THE LAWYER SAYS SO:
(TERMS & CONDITIONS)
PAYMENTS & CANCELLATIONS
1. Terms of service
LIFTYOURHEART.ORG lists what is included on the trip’s page. Airfare, tips, travel insurance, alcohol is rarely included.
To reserve your place on one our trips please complete the registration form with the non-refundable deposit specific to your trip.
Payment can be made by check or credit card. Final balances are due 60 days before the departure date of the trip unless stated otherwise. If final payments are not received by 60 days prior to departure, LIFTYOURHEART.ORG reserves the right to cancel your reservation and accept new reservations for your space. If you do not think you can pay in time please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Cancellation policy
If you wish to cancel your retreat you must notify LIFTYOURHEART.ORG in writing with an email confirmation request. Once we’ve received your notice, cancellation will take effect subject to the following: If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place between 30-60 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited. Any amount forfeited, which has not then been paid to LIFTYOURHEART.ORG by you, will be recovered from you by LIFTYOURHEART.ORG as a debt due and payable.
5. Changes/Trip Cancellations
LIFTYOURHEART.ORG reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of LIFTYOURHEART.ORG we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. LIFTYOURHEART.ORG is not responsible for any expenses or damages incurred as a result of trip cancellation including preparation costs, airline tickets, travel documents, employment loss or any other expenses. LIFTYOURHEART.ORG reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure in the event that there are too few people booked in which case you will be given a FULL refund of any and all payments made to LIFTYOURHEART.ORG. You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes).
INSURANCE & DOCUMENTS
6. Travel Insurance
LIFTYOURHEART.ORG requires each trip member to purchase individual travel insurance for their trip. We suggest that you include “cancel for any reason” with your policy. You must purchase travel insurance that includes medical coverage. LIFTYOURHEART.ORG is not responsible for any and all incidents, directly or consequentially due to your trip, use of insurance or any other medical or mental health emergency. We reserve the right to refuse any participant for lack of traveler’s insurance proof or adequate coverage and maintain the right to payments and cancellation terms 1-5 included herewithin.
7. Travel Documents and Immunizations
It is the responsibility of each traveler to obtain all required travel documents including Visas and other travel documents unless otherwise noted. Information regarding necessary documentation is provided per trip on our website or you can contact us for more detailed information regarding your trip requirements. It is your responsibility to purchase correct immunizations. Please contact your nearest travel clinic for the latest requirements.
8. Acknowledgment of Risks – Assumption of Responsibility
Although LIFTYOURHEART.ORG has taken reasonable steps ensure safety, I acknowledge that this activity has risks, including certain risks which cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of this activity. The same elements that contribute to the unique character of this activity can cause loss or damage to me, the Participant, including accidental injury, illness or in extreme cases, permanent trauma, disability or death and also can cause damage to or loss of property. The following describes some, but not all, of those risks.
Activities vary from trip to trip and may include but are not limited to: hiking, backpacking and climbing in a wide variety of environments including on rock, snow and ice; bicycling on trails and roads with a wide range of surface conditions and traffic volume; rock climbing, climbing on climbing apparatus and ropes courses, using zip-wires and rope swings; white-water rafting, river kayaking, sea-kayaking and canoeing; swimming, snorkeling and surfing; fishing.
LIFTYOURHEART.ORG trips can involve travel to remote places, oftentimes many hours from medical facilities. Transportation, evacuations and medical care can be significantly delayed; communication can be delayed, limited or not available.
Environmental risks and hazards include rapidly moving, deep and/or cold water; insects, snakes and predators, including large animals; falling and rolling rock; lightning, flash floods and unpredictable forces of nature, including weather which may change to extreme conditions without warning. Possible injuries and illnesses include hypothermia, frostbite, high altitude illnesses, sunburn, heatstroke, dehydration and other mild or serious conditions.
Throughout the trip, participants are responsible for their own safety.
I (the Participant) acknowledge and understand that LIFTYOURHEART.ORG trips include risks of injury or death to me and participants. I understand the description above of these risks is not complete and that other unknown or unanticipated risks may result in property loss, injury or death. I agree to assume responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified. I acknowledge that participation in this activity is purely voluntary, no one is forcing participation and participation is elected with full knowledge of the inherent risks.
I (the Participant) assume and accept full responsibility for any injury, death, loss of personal property, and expenses suffered as a result of those inherent risks and dangers identified above, and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically identified and as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity.
9. Release and Waiver of Liability
DECLARATION OF HEALTH. By accepting this Participant Agreement I (the Participant) represent that I have no physical or mental conditions or medical precautions which would adversely affect my ability to take part in the yoga program or other physical, mental, spiritual or cultural activities offered on LIFTYOURHEART.ORG trips. I fully understand that my participation in the yoga program or other activities could be injurious to my health and I voluntarily assume all risks related to such activities.
PERSONAL RELEASE. By agreeing to the terms outlined here and elsewhere on the LIFTYOURHEART.ORG website and travel materials and emails, I hereby release and discharge my rights and claims for damages or liabilities that may occur as a result of participation on a LIFTYOURHEART.ORG retreat, workshop or event, including but not limited to damages as a result of unexpected occurrences including those from weather, local political situations, wildlife or uncontrollable acts of God, including the risk of death. I release LIFTYOURHEART.ORG including its owners, directors, employees, guides, yoga teachers and partners from liability for personal injury, illness, emotional damage, incurred travel expenses or property damage I may incur as a result of participation on this trip.
For the benefit of everyone involved in your experience, LIFTYOURHEART.ORG reserves the right to accept or reject any participant at any time without liability, and in the event it determines, in its sole and exclusive discretion, that a participant is disruptive to the harmony of the retreat, workshop or event, it may without any obligation to pay a refund or any other amount whatsoever, expel such participant from the trip. LIFTYOURHEART.ORG will carry no responsibility or liability for any participant who leaves the trip prior to its conclusion or for any activity undertaken by any participant which is not included on the trip itinerary.
MEDIA RELEASE. When you enter a LIFTYOURHEART.ORG event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by LIFTYOURHEART.ORG and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar LIFTYOURHEART.ORG events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of LIFTYOURHEART.ORG. You release LIFTYOURHEART.ORG, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by LIFTYOURHEART.ORG or the person or entity designated to do so by LIFTYOURHEART.ORG. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.
You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness, wellness, energy healing or alternative / holistic health program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, or if you have ever experienced chest pain when exercising or have experienced chest pain in the past month when not engaged in physical activity, smoke, have high cholesterol, are obese, are in a stage of pregnancy or are planning to become pregnant or have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately.
LIFTYOURHEART.ORG, it's operators, instructors and all per-diem volunteers and staff offer health, fitness and nutritional information and is designed for enrichment purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional. Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice from your health-care professional because of something you may have read on this site. The use of any information provided on this site is solely at your own risk.
Developments in medical research may impact the health, fitness and nutritional advice that appears here. No assurance can be given that the advice contained in this site will always include the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular material.
If you are in the United States and think you are having a medical or health emergency, call your health care professional, or 911, immediately.
Certain health or medical material on this site may be sexually explicit, uses slang and adult language or content geared toward those who identify as female. Please do not use this site if you would find these materials offensive. Please do not use this site if you are under the age of 18 or without parental / guardian approval.
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