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Effective as of 2016-July-15

Unless otherwise set forth herein with specificity, the definitions set forth in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY apply to this Privacy Policy (the “PRIVACY POLICY”). Protecting your private information is our priority. This PRIVACY POLICY applies to www.WHotelsGroup.comsm and Wholesale Hotels Group and its parent LLC and governs data collection and usage as set forth herein. The Company Site is a service for those person or persons seeking lower cost hotel stays. By using the Company Site, you consent to the data practices described in this PRIVACY POLICY.

 

Section I. PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION.

1. For Members or Potential Members: The following are considered PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION:

A. Your First and Last Name

B. Your Email Address

C. Your Phone Number (if you supply one)

D. Your Account Number

2. For Affiliates or Potential Affiliates: The following are considered PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION:

A. Your company name

B. The First and Last Name of any person supplied by you as a point of contact for us.

C. Your Email Address

D. Your Phone Number(s)

E. Your street address but NOT your city, state, zip code or country

F. Your account number

G. Your site description

H. Any information provided in order for us to process payments to you.


SECTION II. INFORMATION WHICH IS NOT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

1. For Members or Potential Members: The following are NOT considered PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION:

A. Any Voluntary Data Collection as set forth in this PRIVACY POLICY and in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY.

B. Your Password; however your password will be known only to you and Company unless you disclose your password to another which is PROHIBITED under our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY.

C. Any ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS as set forth in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY, or any information shared with a Service Provider as set forth in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY, except that if any of the items denominated in Section I(1)(A-D) of this PRIVACY POLICY are included in such ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION or with a Service Provider, then the items in Section I(1)(A-D) of this PRIVACY POLICY are still considered Personally Identifiable Information.

D. Any information you supply to LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES/THIRD PARTY SERVICES as set forth in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY.

E. Any information you supply in your USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES as set forth in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY.

F. Any information you supply in INTERACTION BETWEEN USERS as set forth in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY.

G. Any information that we need to share with a hotel or to provide you other Service(s) in order to make a Booking for you.

H. Any information as denominated in Section III(1)(A-B) and Section II(11) of our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY

I. Any information supplied in requesting, approving or denying a Membership.

J. Any information supplied to THIRD PARTY ACCOUNTS as set forth in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY.

2. For Affiliates or Potential Affiliates: The following are NOT considered PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION:

A. Your city, state, zip code or country

B. Any Voluntary Data Collection as set forth in this PRIVACY POLICY and in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY.

C. Your password will be known only to you and Company unless you disclose your password to another which is PROHIBITED under our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY.

D. Any ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS as set forth in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY,or any information shared with a Service Provider as set forth in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY, except that if any of the items denominated in Section I(2)(A-H) of this PRIVACY POLICY are included in such ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION or with a Service Provider, then the items in Section I(2)(A-H) of this PRIVACY POLICY are still considered Personally Identifiable Information.

E. Any information you supply to LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES/THIRD PARTY SERVICES as set forth in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY.

F. Any information you supply in INTERACTION BETWEEN USERS as set forth in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY.

G. Any information supplied to THIRD PARTY ACCOUNTS as set forth in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY.

H. Any information supplied in requesting, approving or denying Affiliate status.

 SECTION III. INFORMATION GENERALLY

1. Use of Information, Generally

A. Personally Identifiable Information will never be sold, leased, given, transferred, rented or otherwise provided to another User or to a third party except as otherwise as set forth in Section II, Section III and Section IV(2) of this PRIVACY POLICY.

B. Company may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your city, state and country (for Affiliates), and Voluntary Data. All of our payments to us are processed using Stripe® as our payment processor and Bitcoin exchanger. Stripe® is a registered service mark of Stripe, Inc. Our payments to Affiliates are made by us using either Western Union® orStripe® as chosen by the Affiliate. We reserve the right at any time to change our payment processor or Bitcoin exchanger without prior notice.

We do not engage in any direct credit card/debit card or e-check transactions. Stripe® or any other payment processor we use may ask for your billing address information, including zip code, among other information, to process payment electronically by Members to us. Bitcoin may ask for certain information to protect your transaction. Western Union® may ask for the same or similar information from Affiliates for payments by us to Affiliates. We do NOT have access to your Stripe®, or other payment processor, Western Union® or Bitcoin personal account information.

C. Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Company. This information can include: Your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Company website.

D. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose Personally Identifiable Information or personally sensitive data with anyone OTHER than the Company, this information may be collected and used by others.

E. The Company encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Company, if any, so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Company is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Company’ Site.

 2. Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information by Company

A. Company collects and uses your Personally Identifiable Information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

B. Company may also use your Personally Identifiable Information to inform you of other products or services available from Company and its affiliates. Company may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. You will not consider this to be SPAM.

C. Company may share data with trusted partners, such as Service Providers, to help perform statistical analysis, send you email, track referrals by Affiliates or to provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your Personally Identifiable Information except to provide these services to Company, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

D. Company may keep track of the websites and pages our Users visit within Company, in order to determine what Company services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Company to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

E. Company will disclose your Personally Identifiable Information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Company or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Company; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Users of Company, or the public.

3. Use of Cookies

The Company website may use "cookies" and similar automated tools to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Company pages, or register with Company site or services, a cookie helps Company to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your Personally Identifiable Information, such as Service preferences, etc. When you return to the same Company website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Company features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Company services or websites you visit.

 4. Security of Your Personally Identifiable Information

Company secures your Personally Identifiable Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

 5. Google® Usage.

A. Google® and GMAIL® (registered marks of GOOGLE LLC) requires Company to thoroughly disclose the manner in which our Site accesses, uses, stores, or shares Google user data.

B. We use GMAIL® to read, send, delete, and manage Our email.

C. Individual Members may elect to participate in our Refer A Friend Bonus (“RAFB”) program. RAFB allows an existing Individual Member to contact one or more of their friends or other persons who are eligible for an Individual Membership (a “Friend”). Currently, our RAFB program allows an existing Individual Member to send a link (the “Link”) to a Friend for the Friend to obtain an Individual Membership at a reduced price. If the Friend to whom the Link is sent becomes an Individual Member, and pays us the applicable reduced Membership Fee amount, then the pre-existing Individual Member who sent the Link receives a bonus. Currently the bonus is a free extension of the pre-existing Individual Member’ Membership for one month for each such new Individual Member enrolled using the Link sent to them by the pre-existing Individual Member.

D. You, as a User of our Site, may elect to provide us with a GMAIL® email address to be used by us to communicate with you (the User). If you do want us to communicate with you (the Individual Member) using GMAIL ®, it is our desire to make it as easy as possible for you to send RAFB Links to your Friends whose email address is contained in your GMAIL® Contact list. We offer this option so that you do not need to be burdened by manually typing in your Friend’s email address or going to your GMAIL contact list, finding the name of the Friend through whom you want to send a RAFB Link, copying the associated email address and then pasting it in to the “To” line. So that we are able to offer you the convenience of using your GMAIL® contact list:

  1. We use a Service Provider (currently SocialInviter) so that when you go to the RAFB portion of our Site, you will be asked that our Site be allowed to access your GMAIL® Contact List. If you permit our Site to access your GMAIL® contact list, through SocialInviter you will be able to use GMAIL’s autocomplete function in GMAIL contacts as described below. You are also certainly free to decline access to your contact list, without any penalty, and send the RAFB Link to your Friend by either direct entry of your Friend’s email address or by copying and pasting your Friend’s email address in the GMAIL message you are composing.

  2. We do not store ANY information obtained from your GMAIL®’s contact list in any format, whether it be print, electronic or on or in any other medium on our servers or anywhere else in our Company.

  3. The autocomplete functionality of GMAIL®’s contacts is provided by our Service Provider, SocialInviter .We may choose at some point in the future to use a different Service Provider other than SocialInviter but only if that Service Provider is (1) authorized by Google to provide the same type of service that SocialInviter provides to us currently and (2) that they, like SocialInviter, are forbidden from using any email addresses or other information obtained on our behalf from your GMAIL® contacts for any purpose other than as set forth in this Section 5(D) of this Privacy Policy.

  4. If you permit us to access your GMAIL® contact list, then you will be able to use the autocomplete function to easily enter your Friend’s email address by starting to spell your Friend’s name in the “To” section of the email you are composing.

  5. Autocomplete in GMAIL® is likely already something you are familiar with. You would select compose (the way to begin composing an email in GMAIL®) to initiate sending your RAFB Link to the Friend to whom you want to send it.

  6. In the “To” line in the blank GMAIL® message, you will begin to see the names in your GMAIL contact list by starting to type your desired Friend’s name based on the letter(s) of the alphabet you type. By way of example ONLY, if you have one Friend named James Smith and another Friend named John Doe, both of those names would appear as soon as you begin entered the letter “J” in the “To” line of the email (since they both begin with the letter “J”). You can then select the Friend to whom you want to send the RAFB Link, by clicking on that Friend’s name and the autofill function in conjunction with the information in your contacts will then enter the email address associated with the name of that Friend into the “To” portion of the email you are working on. We are sure you know that the more letters you type, the autofill process will narrow down the list of Friends based on the spelling of your Friend’s name. If your Friend has more than one email listed in your contacts then you can choose which email address or addresses to use and you can also pick multiple Friends to whom you wish to send a Link.

 6. Minors Under Minimum Age.

Company does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from minors under the Minimum Age.

7. Disconnecting Your Company Account from Third Party Websites

You may be able to connect your Company Account to third party accounts, such as social media. BY CONNECTING YOUR COMPANY ACCOUNT TO A THIRD PARTY ENTITY, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THE THIS FEATURE IF WE MAKE IT AVAILABLE. You may disconnect your Account from a third party entity at any time. If we make this function available, Members may learn how to disconnect their Accounts from third-party websites by visiting that third-party website.

8. Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving newsletters and announcements of certain information. Users may opt in or out of our newsletter as outlined in our Frequently Asked Questions. With regard to our newsletter, you must affirmatively choose to opt in; we do NOT automatically send you our Newsletter. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all other communications not directly related to the provision of Company Services by using the Contact Us page of our Site.

9. Changes to this Statement

Company will occasionally update this PRIVACY POLICY, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, to reflect Company and User feedback. Company encourages you to periodically review this PRIVACY POLICY to be informed of how Company is protecting your information. The date of the most current PRIVACY POLICY will always be at the top of this PRIVACY POLICY.

10. Contact Information

Company welcomes your questions or comments regarding this PRIVACY POLICY. If you believe that Company has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Company using the Contact Us page on our Site.

11. FAILURE TO ABIDE OR ACCEPT. If you DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDE BY, OR FULLY ACCEPT, and ELECTRONICALLY SIGN this PRIVACY POLICY AND ALL OTHER POLICIES, you MUST IMMEDIATELY EXIT THIS SITE. Links to this PRIVACY POLICY AND ALL OF OUR POLICIES may be found on the Home Page of this Site.

12. ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE ACT. By entering this Site, you are, pursuant to the Electronic Signature Act as defined in our TERMS AND CONDITIONS, indicating:

A. Your unconditional acceptance and agreement to abide by the this PRIVACY POLICY AND ALL OUR POLICIES and,

B. That you are of MINIMUM AGE, and

C. You are submitting an unsworn declaration, certificate and verification, in writing of your agreement with, and that you will abide by, this PRIVACY POLICY AND ALL OUR POLICIES, that is subscribed by you, as true under penalty of perjury, and dated on, and in the form required, to be in compliance with the Electronic Signature Act.

Effective 2017-November-01

This Terms and Conditions Replaces, effective as of 12:00.01 AM, May 25, 2018, the Terms and Conditions dated November 1, 2017

 Agreement between User (as defined below) and Wholesale Hotels Group, LLC. d/b/a Wholesale Hotels Groupsm (the “Company” as defined below).

Welcome to Wholesale Hotels Group, LLC. d/b/a Wholesale Hotels Group and www.WHotelsGroup.com. The www.WHotelsGroup.com website (the "Site" as defined below) is comprised of various web pages operated by Wholesale Hotels Group, LLC. d/b/a Wholesale Hotels Group (the "Company" as defined below). The Site is offered to you (as defined below) conditioned on your (as defined below) acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY" or the “TERMS AND CONDITIONS” or the “POLICY”). Your use of the Site constitutes your legally binding agreement to all such TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Please read these TERMS AND CONDITIONS carefully. For the good and adequate consideration to enter, view, browse, or use our Site, the adequacy, and sufficiency of which you hereby acknowledge, you agree as follows:

SECTION I. DEFINITIONS

1. DEFINITIONS: As used in this POLICY, the following terms have the meanings as set forth in each definition. The word or words for which such definition is provided shall apply regardless of whether such word or words are capitalized, or in all upper case, or in all lowercase letters, unless the context, or a specific Section, requires otherwise. In addition, the definitions in this TERMS AND CONDITIONS apply to our Site (as defined below). If a term is defined in any OTHER POLICY (as defined below), such definition in that OTHER POLICY shall apply only to that OTHER POLICY; if a term is not defined in any OTHER POLICY but defined in this TERMS AND CONDITIONS, then the definition in this TERMS AND CONDITIONS shall apply to each such OTHER POLICY. OTHER POLICY includes, but is not necessarily limited to our PRIVACY POLICY, our INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY, our DMCA POLICY, our BITCOIN POLICY and our SECURITY STATEMENT. Further, additional definitions may be defined elsewhere in this Policy and the foregoing provisions as to the applicability of definitions and the precedence of applicability of definitions defined elsewhere in this Policy shall also apply to such definitions set forth elsewhere. For the purposes of this TERMS AND CONDITIONS, and each OTHER POLICY, unless otherwise noted, all references to Wholesale Hotels Group, LLC. d/b/a Wholesale Hotels Group include www.WHotelsGroup.com and Company (as defined below). The Site is a service for that person or persons seeking lower cost Hotel (as defined below) stays and other Services (as defined below). By using the Site, you consent to all provisions described in this TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

  1. “Account” means the account established by The Company for either an Affiliate, a Master Account Member, a Travel Professional Member an SEM, or an Individual Member as defined elsewhere in this POLICY, all as the context may require. A “Master Account” is for Commercial Entities, whether for profit, or not for profit, and Governmental members (both of which are as defined elsewhere in this POLICY), Individual Members and Travel Professional Members do NOT have Master Accounts. The Account refers to the data supplied by the applicants for the foregoing types of Memberships. The information so supplied is used in the determination regarding Membership approval (if applicable). In addition, Company’s Account allows Company to associate a specific Member with the SEMs associated with that specific Member and allows The Company to build a profile of such Member. Further, where a Membership application requires a manual review of the said application to be approved, the data supplied, and the profile used to create the Account expedites the approval or denial of a Membership.
    Regarding an Individual Member and/or a Travel Professional Member, as both are defined elsewhere in the POLICY, the Account refers to the data supplied by the applicant for the foregoing types of Memberships. The information so supplied creates a profile that generates the Account, The Account is then used in the determination of whether said Membership will be approved. Further, both an Individual Membership and a Travel Professional Membership require either manual furnishing of additional data and/or a manual review by The Company before a Membership is approved or denied, the information contained in the Account expedites the approval or denial of Membership.

  2. “Account Number” means the unique identifier that may be assigned by The Company to each Master Account Member, and/or an SEM thereof, and/or an Individual, and/or Travel Professional Member, and/or an Affiliate. An account number may or may not be disclosed to the Member to whom it is assigned, the Account Number is used for The Company’s internal functioning and is NOT Personally Identifiable Information since it will contain only numeric and/or alphanumeric characters and/or symbol(s) of different lengths.

  3. “Actual Name” is the legal first and last name of a Member or Affiliate, or the legal name of any Commercial Entity, or the legal name any third party which is supplied by an Affiliate, a Member, a Potential Affiliate, or Potential Member to us at any time for any purpose.
    Company recommends that the email address provided to Company upon registering to become an Individual Member (as defined elsewhere in this POLICY) NOT be the Potential Individual’s Actual Name (e.g., the complete actual first and last name) followed by @ and the domain name of the Potential Individual Member’s email provider(s).
    However, nothing prohibits the use of the Actual Name in your email address.
    However, an Individual Member or Affiliate, should they choose to use their Actual Name followed by @ and the domain name of the Affiliate’s or Member’s personal email provider(s) should be aware, particularly in the case of an Individual Member (or an Affiliate, whose Actual Name the Affiliate does not want publicly disclosed), that the use of the Actual Name in an email address is not considered a best practice for an Individual Member since if a third party is able to discover your email address, they can often surmise your Actual Name without your knowledge and use it for malicious purposes.
    Under our Privacy Policy, an Actual Name and email address provided to us are considered Personally Identifiable Information and protected from disclosure by us except for the very limited circumstances set forth in our Privacy Policy and will never be sold to a third party.

  4. “Advertisement”, or “Ad”, means an advertisement placed on our Site, with our permission, by a Commercial Advertiser

  5. “Affiliate” shall mean a person or Commercial Entity, other than a Commercial Advertiser, who has signed up for an Affiliate Account on the Site, even if they have, or have not, posted or otherwise promoted Company’s Services, and it also includes such individuals or a Commercial Entity who have promoted Company’s Services. Once a person or entity meets this definition, they are considered an Affiliate.

  6. “Affiliate Link” shall mean a website page or other web access provided to an Affiliate to activate access to the Site.

  7. “Affiliate Payment” shall be as may later be set forth in Section IV.

  8. “Alternative Minimum Age” shall mean, if you are a Potential Individual Member or Potential Affiliate that is a natural person but not a Commercial Entity, that you are the legal minimum age or older, such that you have the legal capacity to enter into a binding legal contract pursuant to the law of your country of citizenship and your political subdivision thereof, if any, where such age is greater than eighteen (18) years of age.

  9. “Banner” shall mean a Company approved banner type advertisement provided to an Affiliate for the Affiliate to place it on one or more of Affiliate’s websites or in other locations as chosen by the Affiliate.

  10. “Book”, “Booked” or “Booking” shall mean the act, by Member, of seeking a Hotel stay or other certain other Direct Services or Indirect Services (as defined elsewhere in this POLICY). As used herein, a “Direct Service” is the provision Hotel or of certain other Services (as defined later herein) where we directly receive your payment via our payment processor and for which we directly issue to you a confirmation for the receipt of your payment to us for our professional services. Further, as used herein, an “Indirect Service” is a Service whereby you will be able to review certain information, pricing, availability, etc., on our Site, or on a Service Provider’s Site, but where you will be automatically redirected to that Service Provider’s website, and/or pages on that website and/or the payment page of one or more of our Service Providers to pay for such Indirect Services directly to such Service Provider(s). If your payment is made directly to us, (a Direct Service) you will receive your confirmation and other information either from us or our Service Provider. If your payment is made directly to our Service Provider, your receipt, confirmation, contact information and related information will be sent directly to you by that Service Provider.

  11. “Cancellation” shall mean a Member, who within the timeframe as set forth in our Cancellation Policy, and in complete compliance with our Cancellation Policy, cancels their Hotel Reservation(s). Cancellation of Direct Services other than for Hotel Reservations and for Indirect Services shall be as set forth by our Service Provider providing said Indirect Service(s).

  12. “Cancellation Policy”, regarding a Hotel stay, shall mean the policy as set forth in Section III(1)(E) of this TERMS AND CONDITIONS. “Cancellation” regarding all other Direct Services shall be as set forth in this Policy and Indirect Service cancellation policies shall be set forth by, and controlled by, the terms, conditions, policies, rules, and regulations of the Service Provider with whom the Member sought or received said Indirect Service.

  13. “Checkout Page” means that page of our Site where the Member is shown the price in full for the Hotel Booking, which may include not only the Hotel Booking but such other Direct Services as Company may from time to time offer, and which Member has elected to purchase, and where payment is made directly to The Company via this Site.

  14. “Commercial Advertiser” means a person or entity, other than an Affiliate, whose Company has been allowed to post an Advertisement for goods or services, other than those provided by Company or its Service Providers, on the Site, and which may consist of a link to a website other than a Site of Company or of a Service Provider, such as a banner advertisement or similar referral to such other website not owned or operated by Company or one of its Service Providers.

  15. “Commercial Entity” shall mean any type of business formation, whether for profit or not for profit as listed below in Section 1(O)(ii-vii):

    1. As used in this Section 1(O), the United States of America, unless expressly defined differently in a different Section of this Policy shall mean the fifty (50) states of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, each of the five (5) territories of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marianas archipelago in the western North Pacific Ocean; and American Samoa.

    2. a corporation (or a like entity if domiciled outside of the United States of America, or

    3. a Limited Liability Corporation or Limited Liability Company (or a like entity if domiciled outside of the United States of America or

    4. a Professional Corporation or a Professional Company or a Professional Service Company, or a Professional Service Corporation or a Professional Corporation (or a like entity if domiciled outside of the United States of America), or

    5. a Partnership or Limited Partnership, or Trust, (or a like entity if domiciled outside of the United States of America), or

    6. a sole proprietorship (or a like entity if domiciled outside of the United States of America

    7. For any other business entity not named in Section 1(O)(ii) to Section 1(O)(vi) above which said business entity is not a natural person, but a fictional person created under the laws of the USA (or a like entity if domiciled outside of the USA).

    8. A natural person that is NOT operating ANY type of profit or not for profit business or commercial activity is only eligible for an Individual Membership and is not a Commercial Entity. Company reserves the right to require that anyone applying for an Entity Membership, Travel Professional Membership, Non-Profit Membership and/or Governmental Membership to furnish proof, the nature of which is acceptable to Company in its sole discretion, that such an Applicant is in fact, eligible for the type of Membership for which they applied. A hobby, as defined by the United States Internal Revenue Service laws and regulations is only eligible for an Individual Membership.

  16. “Company” shall mean www.whotelsgroup.com, and Wholesale Hotels Group, LLC. d/b/a Wholesale Hotels Group the owner and/or publisher of the Site.

  17. “Company Name” shall mean the name entered on the Site during the initial application by a Potential Affiliate to become an Affiliate or by a Commercial Entity or a Governmental Entity to become a Member for any Membership type other an Individual Member as defined elsewhere in this POLICY

  18. “Confirmed Reservation” shall mean that a Member has paid us in FULL for our professional services in obtaining discounted pricing for you in the amount specified on our Checkout Page, less any applicable Coupons and/or Promo Codes. No Confirmed Hotel Reservation or Direct Service shall be issued if less than the full amount of the Hotel Booking and/or Direct Service displayed on the Checkout Page is paid to us. See also Section I(1)(A3) regarding Hotels where Hotel Status availability is listed as On Request, as defined below.

  19. “Electronic Signature Act” shall have the meaning as set forth in Section IV(16).

  20. “Email Address” shall mean an email address provided during registration to enter the Site and/or login upon post registration to enter the Site, and the email address where an Affiliate, Member, Potential Affiliate or Potential Member may be reached by Company staff. Only actual Individual Members, actual Travel Professional Members, and Affiliates may change their email; they shall do so ONLY by using the change email function contained within the Site; no email may be changed by any other method including, but not limited to by telephone, fax, hand-delivered or mailed, Contact Us, or any other method; any such attempted change shall be void and of no effect.

  21. “Hotel” shall mean a hotel, motel, or similar facility which offers lodging to guests for a payment for a single night or longer.

  22. “Home Page” shall mean the initial page seen by Users upon accessing or logging into the Site.

  23. “Lapsed Member” shall mean a former Member who was a Member but whose Membership lapsed for failure to pay a Membership Fee if a Membership Fee is required for the type of Membership that requires a Membership Fee, or a renewal of such a type a Membership, or a Membership cancelled by the Member, irrespective of whether the type of Membership cancelled required a Membership Fee.

  24. “Master Account” means an “umbrella”/profile for Commercial Entities, whether for profit, or not for profit, and Governmental members (both of which are as defined in Section 16, Individual Members and Travel Professional Members do NOT have Master Accounts. The Account refers to the data supplied by the applicants for the foregoing types of Memberships. The information so supplied is used in the determination regarding Membership approval (if applicable). In addition, Company’s Account allows Company to associate a specific Member with the SEMs (as defined below) associated with that specific Member and allows The Company to build a profile of such Member. Further, where a Membership application requires a manual review of the said application to be approved, the data supplied, and the profile used to create the Account expedites the approval or denial of a Membership

  25. “Member” means a natural person, governmental entity or Commercial Entity who enters the Site, other than as an Affiliate or, Commercial Advertiser, or Potential Member and who has applied for, or signed up with the Site, for a Member Account and has been approved for one of the types of Membership (as defined in Section II(16) to browse the entire Site and/or to use all of Company’s Services. Unless the context requires otherwise, “Member” applies to each type of Member. as set forth in Section II(16).
    Membership shall not be required to enter the site to search, and book, airfare through our Service Provider (s) who are our airfare flight aggregator(s) and shall pay for said airfare by being redirected to the airfare flight aggregator’s payment page. An “airfare flight aggregator” is one or more of our Service Providers who have sophisticated search and booking engines integrated into our site and the provision of their service is an Indirect Service. Any person who accesses our Site without a Membership to take advantage of the Indirect Service offered by our airfare flight aggregator shall be considered a User of our Site and shall be bound to this Terms and Conditions Policy in its entirety.

  26. “Membership” shall mean having become a Member of any type, and if the context so requires, Membership may also mean a collection of all types of Members. The Company provides multiple types of Memberships which shall be set forth more fully in Section 16, below. Membership shall not be required to enter the Site to search, and book, airfare through our Service Provider(s) that is an airfare flight aggregator(s) and shall pay for said airfare by being redirected to the airfare flight aggregator’s payment page. An “airfare flight aggregator” is one or more of our Service Providers who have sophisticated search and booking engines integrated into our Site. Provision of service by an airfare flight aggregator(s) is considered an Indirect Service. Any person who accesses our Site without a Membership to take advantage of the Indirect Service offered by our airfare flight aggregator shall be considered a User of our Site and shall be bound to this Terms and Conditions Policy

  1. “Membership Fee” shall be the amount charged by Company, if any, to a Potential Member for a Potential Member to become a Member. The type(s) of Member(s) required, as of the Effective Date of this Policy to pay a Membership Fee is as set forth elsewhere in this POLICY.

  2. “Membership Fee Change”: Membership Fee Change means a change in the Membership Fee charged, if any, for one or more types a Membership Fee. In no event shall a Membership Fee be increased for an existing Member during the term for which the Membership Fee has already been paid in such a way that the Membership Fee would increase before the expiration of a Member’s existing term of Membership. Membership Fee Changes shall be as set forth elsewhere in this POLICY.

  3. “Minimum Age” shall mean either eighteen (18) years of age or older where such age is sufficient to enter into a legally binding contract, or where eighteen (18) years of age is insufficient to enter into a legally binding contract, the Alternative Minimum Age or older. However, while the “Minimum Age” or Alternative Minimum Age or older are required in order to be eligible for an Individual Member or as a Sub Entity Member, no person under the age of sixteen (16) years of age may enter or use this Site at any time for any purpose. Any Member or Sub Entity Member who permits, assists, or does not protect their username and password from being discovered by any person less than sixteen (16) years of age is subject to immediate termination or suspension of their Membership and/or having their IP address barred from access to our Site, all with no refund, either in whole or in part, of any Membership Fee

  4. “On Request” shall mean a Hotel for which the price the Member would pay is displayed with the words “On Request” under the heading “Status” for such Hotel. A Hotel where the Status is listed as “On Request” is a Hotel in which we have, at a minimum seventy-two (72) hours from the time Member hits “Finish” on the Checkout page to either contact the Hotel and accept Member’s payment and issue a Confirmed Reservation or, if the Hotel declines to accept the On Request reservation then we will notify the Member that the request has been declined and we will immediately process a refund for the Member. If the Member is seeking to book an “On Request” Hotel seventy-two (72) hours or less, from the requested check-in date for the Hotel, the Member MUST USE the Contact Us function immediately after submitting a request to book a Hotel listed as On Request so that we may expedite the contacting such Hotel. Member’s Payment method shall be charged for our professional services in attempting to obtain such Hotel Booking n the amount shown on the Checkout Page when Member hits the “Finish” button on the Checkout Page. In the event we are unable to issue the Member a Confirmed Reservation based upon the Hotel’s response, Member’s Payment Method shall be credited in the USD amount charged to the Member. In addition, a Member will NOT be able to use Coupons for any Hotels listed as “On Request”. In case the arrival date you chose when you made a Booking and payment in full for our professional services to attempt to obtain an “On Request” Hotel (the “On Request Booking”) is within three (3) days of said arrival date, you MUST message us IMMEDIATELY via the CONTACT US function advise us of the Booking date and the arrival date so that we may manually review your On Request Booking and so that we may promptly expedite the contact of the Hotel you requested in order to obtain on your behalf an expedited Hotel response regarding whether or not the Hotel will accept or decline your On Request Booking.
    In the event we are unable to issue a Confirmed Reservation for your “On Request” Booking, in a timely manner consistent with this Section within the aforementioned time frame, Member shall promptly be notified by email of such event.
    A member shall then have to re-enter the Site and either attempt to Book such Hotel Room at the price currently displayed for our professional services at such time or to choose another Hotel. Members should also be aware that credit and debit card issuers may take five (5) to seven (7) business days or longer to post our credit to your account, even though we will issue the credit automatically if we decline to issue a Confirmed Reservation. Any delays of the posting of our refund after we initiate the refund are the result of your credit or debit card issuer’s policies and we have no control over how soon our credit may post to your account. We always suggest you call the customer service number found on the back of most debit/credit cards and ask when you can expect your credit to post to your account.

  5. “OTHER POLICIES” shall mean this Site’s TERMS AND CONDITIONS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY, PRIVACY POLICY, DMCA POLICY, BITCOIN POLICY, SECURITY STATEMENT, FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and all other terms and conditions of this Site that govern access to, the browsing or viewing thereof, and/or the use of any feature, of this Site.

  6. “our”, “us”, and “we” mean The Company.

  7. “Payment Method” shall mean the method by which Site accepts payment for its Service(s) as defined below. The site currently accepts payment, depending on the type of Membership through VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover®, American Express®, Apple Pay®, Android Pay® and Bitcoin®; the foregoing being registered service or trademarks or service or trademarks of their respective owners. The Company also uses payment processor(s) who are Service Providers. All forms of payment available to a specific type of Member and payment processors may change at any time at Company’s sole discretion without prior notice.

  8. “PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION” shall be as defined in our PRIVACY POLICY.

  9. “Professional Service’ shall mean, regarding a Direct Service as defined elsewhere in this POLICY, the facilitation of the payment(s) received from a Member through our automated information processing system to provide our discounted pricing, on behalf of a Member, directly to our suppliers. The Company, at no time, sells tangible personal property at retail. The Company does not purchase Hotel Rooms, or “blocks” of Hotel Rooms or any other service(s) in advance of a Member’s request and then resell them to the Member.

  10. “Promo Code” shall mean a series of letters and/or numbers which may be provided to Member by Company which may entitle the Member to a discount from the final price for a Membership Fee, or a renewal of a Membership Fee. A “Coupon” shall mean a series of letters and/or numbers which may be provided to a Member by Company which may entitle the Member a discount on Direct Services. The terms and conditions of any such Promo Code or Coupon, the amount, and what it may be used for shall be at The Company’s sole discretion.

  11. “Potential Affiliate” means any person or Commercial Entity who visits this Site in contemplation of becoming an Affiliate of Company and/or who has applied for to become an Affiliate but whose Affiliate status has not been approved.

  12. “Potential Member” means any person who visits this Site in contemplation of becoming a Member of this Site and/or who have applied for Membership but whose Membership has not been approved.

  13. “Rate” shall mean the dollar amount charged by Company to a Member for our professional services in obtaining a Hotel room or rooms for one or more nights

  14. “SEM”, an abbreviation for a Sub Entity Member”, abbreviated as “SEM”, means one or more individuals, associated with an organization as more fully set out elsewhere in this POLICY, and which said organization has an approved Master Account. The SEM is an individual, who has been sent a link by its Master Account organization and has completed enrollment as an SEM via a link supplied to them by their Master Account organization. Once the SEM has completed filling out the information and following the instructions in the foregoing link and once said enrolled is completed, the SEM can purchase any of our professional Services.

  15. “Service” or “Services” shall mean: the provision, of travel related services as set forth below:

    1. “Service”, as it relates to The Company, is, the provision of the Site, as defined in this Section 1, on the World Wide Web (www) whereby Company, as defined in this Section 1, using information technology, sophisticated automation and its business alliances, to allow Users and Members (both as defined in this Section 1) to search for, and see the pricing of various travel related services.

    2. A User, as defined in this Section 1, may only access the Site for informational purposes, to become a Member, or to use a link to our Indirect Service Provider to search, book, and pay for airfare.

    3. A Member, irrespective of whether said Member had to pay a Membership, Fee (as defined in this Section 1), has access to all the features of the Site and to Direct and Indirect Services. The Company does not purchase Hotel Rooms, or “blocks” of Hotel Rooms or any other good(s) or service(s) in advance and then resell them to the Member. The Company is not a retailer with an inventory on hand, nor does Company directly provide Hotel Rooms or other travel related services. A Membership allows a Member to, among other things, search for Direct and Indirect Services. Regarding Booking a Hotel, Company acts as a professional service provider to Members, on Member’s request, to help Members receive discounted pricing and act as a payment facilitator with a Direct Service Provider. As an Indirect Service Provider, Company provides a professional service by automatically redirecting the Member to the website of one or more Indirect Service Providers (as defined elsewhere in this POLICY) to search for and/or book travel related services at the discounted prices we have negotiated with said Indirect Service Providers.

    4. A “Direct Service” is the provision of our professional services to obtain discounted Hotel bookings and reservations where we, The Company, directly receive your payment for our professional services via our payment processor and for which we directly issue to you a confirmation for the receipt of your payment, make the payment to our supplier, and issue to the Member a voucher for the Member to present to the Service Provider showing we have purchased and paid our supplier for the travel related services you requested.

    5. An “Indirect Service” is a service provided through one of our business affiliates who is a type of Service Provider and is not sold directly by our Company. We do not store payment information; the confirmation number is issued by such business affiliate, and therefore we do not provide customer service for such Indirect Service.

    6. If your payment is made directly to us for our professional services, (a Direct Service) you will receive your confirmation and other information from us. If your payment is made directly to our Service Provider, (an Indirect Service) your receipt, confirmation, contact information and related information will be sent directly to you by the Service Provider that is providing the Indirect Service to you.

    7. Bookings and Reservations for Hotel stays are examples of Direct Services.

    8. Bookings for Flights, travel related services such as tickets for theatres, sports events, concerts, etc. (hereinafter “Events”), Activities and travel insurance are examples of “Indirect Services”. Indirect Services are characterized by the fact that you are redirected to the website of one of Service Providers where you pay for any Indirect Service on the website to which you were redirected from our Site. You will know you have left our Site and entered the website of one of our Service Providers which will typically open in a different tab in your web browser, you will see the name of the provider of the Indirect Service Provider in your browser address bar and you will also see the name of the Indirect Service Provider on at least the first page of the website to which you have been redirected. You will also pay directly to the Indirect Service provider for any purchases on the website of the entity offering Indirect Services. Confirmations of your purchases from a provider of Indirect Services will typically come from the provider of Indirect Services to you directly from the provider of the Indirect Services.

    9. In no event, however, shall Company be considered as engaged in any type of business other than as an online travel agency and Company in no event shall be considered an insurer under any definition by any third party, including any governmental entity.

    10. Company shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to change from time to time which travel-related services, searches, and payments are Direct Services and which are Indirect Services.

  16. “Service Provider” shall mean a person or entity contracted with Company in order to assist Company in the provision of its Services which includes, but is not limited to, our wholesale suppliers (a “Supplier”) for Hotels and for Indirect Services, and our payment processor, In addition, Service Provider includes our third-party secure service which transmits to, and stores information from an applicant for a Travel Professional Member, as more fully set forth in Section 16. A Service Provider may not use PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION for ANY purpose other than the business purposes of assisting Company in the provision of its Services and such Service Provider is likewise prohibited from any disclosure of any PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION to any third party.

  17. “Site” shall mean this website (www.whotelsgroup.comsm) or any other website or website page wholly owned or published by Company, but not any website of an Affiliate, Commercial Advertiser or any other third party:

    1. to which a User may be redirected by the User selecting a function or use from within www.whotelsgroup.comsm, or

    2. which the User enters directly by typing in the website address of such other website or page into their internet browser, or

    3. which the User enters by copying and pasting such website address of such other website or page in their internet browser, or by means of the User selecting a bookmark the User has created, or

    4. which the User enters by any other means.

  18. “THIRD PARTY ACCOUNTS” shall mean accounts which are not operated by Company but which a User may elect to utilize or link their Company account, including, but not limited to, social media platforms and websites.

  19. “USD” shall mean United States of America Dollar(s).

  20. “User” shall mean any person who accesses this Site for ANY reason, including, but not limited to, an Affiliate, a Member, a Commercial Advertiser, a Potential Affiliate, a Potential Member, or any other person entering this Site for any purpose, except as otherwise set forth in this Site’s PRIVACY POLICY. Users who are not a Member shall not be required to apply for any type of Membership to enter the Site and to search, and book airfare through one or more of our airfare flight aggregator, events and travel insurance Service Providers. Any person who accesses our Site without a Membership to take advantage of the Service offered through our airfare flight aggregator(s) shall be considered a User of our Site and shall be bound to our Terms and Conditions Policy and all OTHER POLICIES, and our rules and regulations while using our Site. Any access to our Site to view or utilize any Service OTHER than that provided by one or more of our designated airfare flight aggregators, events, and travel insurance requires the User to be a current and valid Member. Company shall determine, in its sole discretion, which, if any, of its airline flight aggregators, may be accessed without a current and valid Membership. Company reserves the right, at any time, without prior notice, to cease to allow Users who are not Members access to our flight service aggregator(s).

  21. “Voluntary Data Collection” shall be as defined in our PRIVACY POLICY.

  22. “you” and “your” shall mean any User.

SECTION II. GENERAL

  1. TERMS AND CONDITIONS-GENERALLY, INCLUDING DATES, TIME AND TIME PERIODS. In addition to the specific contents of this POLICY and OTHER POLICIES, all provisions as set forth in each page, portion, Section, HTML page or subdomain of this Site are also terms and conditions of use under this POLICY. Time shall mean EST or EDT, whichever shall be in effect at the time The Company sends or receives any communication, whether electronic, telephonic or otherwise, to or from any User. If a duration of time, or a time period begins, or ends during which there is a change in time because EST or EDT has begun or ended, NO adjustment during any such time period set forth in this POLICY and ANY OTHER POLICY to either shorten or extend such time period shall occur. A “Year”, “Yearly”, “Annual” or “Annually” shall mean three hundred sixty-five days consecutive days, even if such period is commonly referred to as a “leap year” A “day” or “Day” shall mean a consecutive twenty-four (24) hours.

  2. ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE. By entering our Site, you are deemed to have accepted, and signed this TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY AND OUR OTHER POLICIES pursuant to the Electronic Signature Act; see also Section IV(16) of this POLICY

  3. OTHER POLICIES. Your use of the Site is subject to Company's OTHER POLICIES as well as this POLICY. Please review ALL OTHER POLICIES, including, but not limited to, our PRIVACY POLICY, DMCA POLICY, BITCOIN POLICY, SECURITY STATEMENT, FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), and INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY, which also govern the Site and informs Users of our data collection practices and other practices and policies. You may find links to any of these OTHER POLICIES and this POLICY on the Home Page of this Site.

  4. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS. Visiting the Site or sending emails to Company or receiving an email from Company in response to an email sent by you constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

    1. For all Users, if you OPTED IN for our newsletter, you will not consider our newsletter as SPAM. You may opt out of the newsletter at any time by using the unsubscribe hyperlink that you will receive in any newsletter.

    2. For all Members or Potential Members, we may send you emails to provide or to potentially provide, Services to you and related functions. These may include, but are not limited to, activating your Member Account, letting you know that you have used a wrong Account activation link, or that you have previously activated your account, sending you a Confirmed Reservation; to advise you that a Hotel you sought to Book and was listed under “Status” as “On Request”, has either accepted or declined to issue a Confirmed Reservation; to advise if your request for Membership has been declined, suspended or terminated; to advise of any pending Membership Fee or Membership Fee Change; to verify any change in Account information such as a change in your email address, password, a forgotten password or other Account information; in response to a request or information you seek by using the Contact Us function of the Site; a link for our REFER A FRIEND offering if Company provides such a link; and other matters related to your Account or changes thereto; and/or our Services; and you will not consider such emails as SPAM. If you OPTED IN for our newsletter, you will not consider our newsletter as SPAM. You may opt out of the newsletter at any time by using the unsubscribe hyperlink that you will receive in any newsletter.

    3. For Affiliates or Potential Affiliates, we may send you emails to provide you or to potentially provide you, with your benefits and activities as an Affiliate, and related functions. These may include, but are not limited to, activating your Affiliate Account, letting you know that you have used a wrong Account activation link, or that you have previously activated your account, to advise if your request for Affiliate status has been declined, suspended or terminated, to verify any change in Account information such as a change in your email address, password, a forgotten password, payment information or other Account information, in response to a request for information you seek by using the Contact Us function of the Site, sending you a link to activate your Affiliate Status, and other matters related to your Account and/or our Services, and you will not consider such emails as SPAM. You may opt out of the newsletter at any time by using the unsubscribe hyperlink that you will receive in any newsletter.

    4. For Affiliates and Members, at present, we do not intend to send you any emails other than those set forth in Sections II(4)(A) and II(4)(B) above. Should we decide later, to offer to send you emails for other purposes, such as an opportunity to receive special offers, etc., you will be given an opportunity to Opt-In or Opt-Out of such emails, and you will not consider any offer to Opt-In or to Opt-Out as “SPAM”.

    5. This Site is protected by the Copyright Laws, rules and regulations of the United States of America as changed and/or amended from time to time, as well as the judicial interpretation thereof (the “Copyright Laws”). This Site has been filed with the U.S. Copyright Office and any infringement of The Company’s copyright will be dealt with to the full extent of the law. As a copyrighted work, IN NO EVENT, may any User and/or Member download the Site or any portion thereof by any means, including but not limited to, printing, screen capture and/or printing of a screen capture, taking an electronic or film picture of a website screen or by any other method. The copyright extends to all text displayed anywhere on the site, whether said web page is solely textual or combined with visual elements in addition to the text or an embedded video. Furthermore, the creative elements of any page including the visual aspects and layout, and the creative integration of how the various website pages flow and/or linked together are additionally copyrighted material. The Company may, in its sole discretion, grant a limited license to use certain copyrighted material, with attribution, with or without a royalty and on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis but this Terms and Conditions grants no license of any type except as may be explicitly set forth herein.
      Any “download” option available on the website DOES NOT constitute publication of the material in such download nor of the Site. Such “download” features are not visual portrayals of any portion of the Site, but rather are merely a record of a transaction(s) you have made with us for our professional services or forms supplied by us to a third-party Service Provider who provides a secure method, stored ONLY on said third party’s secure website for you to receive fill out questions, and Authorization to Charge Form and or other Application Documents as defined elsewhere in this POLICY. Such forms, when completed by you are returned to our secure third-party Service Provider who stores said information on their secure Site and said forms are NOT saved on our Site. Furthermore, the text and creative layout of any such forms are additionally a part of our Copyright. You are further warned, that under the present Copyright Laws, NO NOTICE of copyright is required to be displayed on copyrighted material.

  5. YOUR ACCOUNT AND YOUR IP ADDRESS. If you use this Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your Account or password. You may not assign, disclose, or otherwise transfer your Account to any other person or entity, nor to allow such other person or entity to access your Account, except as expressly permitted herein. You acknowledge that Company is not responsible for third party access to your Account that results from theft or misappropriation of your Account.
    Your IP address (a) may be suspended for a limited amount of time if you unsuccessfully attempt five times to log into the Site, or (b) in the sole discretion of Company, suspended or permanently banned for activity in contravention of this POLICY, or any OTHER POLICY, (c) for actual or perceived fraud or (d) any other reason Company deems such suspension or ban is in Company’s best interest. If your account is suspended or permanently banned for activity in contravention of this POLICY, or any OTHER POLICY, (c) for actual or perceived fraud or (d) any other reason Company deems such suspension or ban is in Company’s best interest; you shall not be entitled to any refund or credit of Membership Fee(s) paid.

  6. PERSONS UNDER THE MINIMUM AGE/DENIAL OF ACCESS TO SITES/BYPASSING PROTECTIONS.

    1. The Company does not permit the access, viewing or utilization of this Site, or knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information, from persons under the Minimum Age. You are solely responsible if a person under the Minimum Age accesses your Account, and you indemnify and hold harmless The Company if a person under the Minimum Age accesses your Account.

    2. You represent and warrant to Company that you are at least of Minimum Age, understand and agree to abide by the laws and regulations of the location(s) from which you access this Site

    3. You shall not, by means of “favorites” or “bookmarks” or like functions on any internet browser, or by any manual or automated process, gain access to any portion of our Site that allows you or any other person or entity to bypass agreeing to our TERMS AND CONDITIONS or OTHER POLICIES. If you enter the Site in violation of the foregoing, you or any other person or entity have accepted the TERMS AND CONDITIONS, and all OTHER POLICIES and your entrance to the Site is your legally binding acceptance and signature of agreement of same, dated as of the date you entered the Site.

    4. Our Site and the software used therein are governed by the laws of United States of America and are subject to its import and export laws. This Site and software may not be exported to any country where such exportation is illegal, or to any country in which its importation is illegal.

    5. You expressly indemnify and hold harmless The Company for any claims of any nature, losses or damages because of your failure to abide by the provisions of this Section II(6).

  7. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES/THIRD PARTY SERVICES

    1. This Site may contain links to other websites or provide information found on our Site ("Linked Sites") provided by Service Providers, Commercial Advertisers, social media providers, or others. The Linked Sites are not under the control of Company and Company is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation, any link contained within in a Linked Site, any changes or updates to a Linked Site, or the correctness or accuracy of any information provided by a Linked Site. The Company is providing these Linked Sites to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any Linked Site does not necessarily imply endorsement by Company of the Linked Site or any association with its operators, except that

      1. regarding a link within this Site to a Service Provider or to a Commercial Advertiser to view and/or interact with a Service Provider or Commercial Advertiser’s Advertisement (the “Linked Sites”) on this Site does mean that Company may have received or accepted payment or other remuneration from a Service Provider for their Services, or if from a Commercial Advertiser, payment or remuneration for such Advertisement. The Company does not endorse any particular Commercial Advertiser and does not warrant the services of any Service Provider or Advertisement of any Commercial Advertiser, including any links included within a Service Provider or Commercial Advertiser Link or warrant in ANY WAY, the service or product offered by such Service Provider or Commercial Advertiser; your warranty and remedy, if any, if the service you received from such Service Provider or Commercial Advertiser does not meet or exceed your expectations, your warranty or remedy is limited to those provided by such Service Provider or Commercial Advertiser and WE URGE YOU TO READ ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND ALL OTHER POLICES AND INFORMATION PROVIDED BY SUCH SERVICE PROVIDER or COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER. The Company does not provide any contact information for a Service Provider or a Commercial Advertiser other than the contact information provided by the Service Provider or a Commercial Advertiser in their Advertisement.

      2. Linked Sites may be either (a) information found on our Site but provided to us by a Service Provider e.g., by way of example ONLY and not limitation: Hotel pricing, room descriptions, airfare pricing, etc., (b) and/or by automatic redirection to a Linked Site’s website; or (c) by giving the User an option to “click” on a link to be redirected to a Linked Site’s website.

    2. Certain services made available via the Site, including, but not limited to Site hosting and SERVICE PROVIDERS, are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the Site domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Company may share such information, and data with any third party with whom Company has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of Site Users. Provided, however, Site hosting services and other SERVICE PROVIDERS are prohibited from using any PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION for any purpose other than to provide their services to our Site

    3. We may enter into promotional relationships on a commercial basis with Affiliates to promote or market our Site by a variety of methods. We do not endorse, and we are not responsible or liable for any content of such promotions or the types of promotions offered on our behalf by a third party.

  8. LIMITATIONS. You are granted ONLY, a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, at our sole discretion and without prior notice, license to (a) access and use the Site strictly in accordance with this TERMS AND CONDITIONS POLICY and this Site’s OTHER POLICIES and (b) to your Password. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to Company that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these TERMS AND CONDITIONS or OTHER POLICIES. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.
    We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property or proprietary information of Company or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these TERMS AND CONDITIONS or OTHER POLICIES.
    We plan, in the future, to offer access to the Site, other than by internet web browsers, through applications for smartphone, smart watches, tablets, etc. When we do, we will amend this TERMS AND CONDITIONS and OTHER POLICIES as necessary to provide for the use of such applications.

  9. MATERIALS PROVIDED TO SITE OR POSTED ON ANY COMPANY WEB PAGE

    1. The Company does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Site (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Company Site or our associated services which is Voluntary Data Collection. However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting Voluntary Data Collection, you are granting Company, our affiliated companies and necessary sub licensee’s permission to use Voluntary Data Collection for the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat Voluntary Data Collection. Voluntary Data Collection DOES NOT INCLUDE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION.

    2. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of Voluntary Data Collection as provided herein. The Company is under no obligation to post or use any Voluntary Data Collection. you may provide, and we may remove any Voluntary Data Collection at any time in Company's sole discretion.

    3. By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting Voluntary Data Collection you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all the rights to Voluntary Data Collection as described in this Section II(9) including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit such information.

    4. In no event do we warrant, under any theory of equity or of law, the contents of this Site, whether submitted by an Affiliate, Member, Potential Affiliate, Potential Member or Commercial Advertiser, person or entity promoting our Site by any means. Your choice to interact with, purchase from, or follow a link to another website, or to an Affiliate or Commercial Advertiser is solely your choice and you assume all risks for any such action. Other than for your PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, we make no representation as to the safety, security or otherwise, of the contents of this Site. Other than your PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, you have no right of, or expectation of a right of, the privacy of any information you submit to this Site except as otherwise explicitly provided for in this TERMS AND CONDITIONS and OTHER POLICIES.

    5. Our Site may include surveys/questionnaire on its Site for Users, which shall be considered a part of Voluntary Data Collection and shall not be considered “SPAM”.

  10. INTERACTION BETWEEN USERS

    1. The Company does not have access to and therefore does not monitor, any communications or interactions of whatever nature between Users on this Site, including by and among Affiliates and Members. Affiliates and Members ARE SOLELY responsible for any interactions by and among them, on any other website or by any other means.

    2. You absolutely hold harmless and indemnify Company from any actions or inactions, or damages or losses of any nature resulting from your decision to interact with another User, whether online on another website or by any other means. Company EXPRESSLY disclaims ANY LIABILITY OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY INTERACTION BETWEEN USERS, ON ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR BETWEEN USERS BY ANY OTHER MEANS.

  11. USER SUBMISSION: Each User, including, but not limited to, Affiliates and Members:

    1. agrees that:

      1. Company is not responsible and does not represent or warrant the accuracy or veracity of any User Submission. As used in this Section II(11), “User Submission” means, regarding a:

        1. Member:  Any content in any Voluntary Data Collection

        2. Affiliate: Any content in any Voluntary Data Collection

        3. Commercial Advertisement: Any content in a Commercial Advertisement, including any content in a website owned or operated by a Commercial Advertiser.

        4. Any information on any website of any other third party, including social media sites.

    2. agree that no User has any confidential information or proprietary rights regarding any Voluntary Data Collection, nor shall any User misappropriate any confidential information or proprietary rights of any other person in Voluntary Data Collection or in an Advertisement.

    3. each User is aware that you may be exposed to another User’s submission which may be objectionable, inaccurate, or not useful, and to which such other User may or may not have intellectual or other property rights or proprietary interest in such User Submission, and The Company bears no responsibility or liability for such User Submissions.

    4. The Company does review or monitor User submissions made directly to Company. In addition, The Company reserves the right to delete User submissions, including Commercial Advertisements, so long as it does not conflict with Applicable Law, however, it is under no obligation to do so.

    5. each User is responsible for their User submission(s) and is solely responsible for any loss, damage or other consequences of such User Submission.

    6. a User Submission of one User may not be shared, used, reproduced, copied or otherwise used by another User excepted as permitted in this policy.

    7. No User may attempt to, or upload any picture, graphic or other Image to any portion of the Site, by any means. As used herein, “Image” shall mean any photographic, graphics, artwork or similar visualization, whether such Image includes or does not include any written or verbal component.

    8. All payments by a Member to The Company are processed through a third-party credit/debit card processing service, using SSL or similar encryption technology. We are not responsible for the safety, security or accuracy of any information you provide to, or receive from, this third-party provider; however, our commercial terms with such third party shall require that such third party be responsible to you, the Member, for the safety, security, and accuracy of your information and to reverse any charge appearing as being from us that in fact was not submitted by you for payment to us. However, to protect our Members and to also minimize fraud and abuse so we continue offering our low pricing, we do store ONLY the last four (4) digits of the credit or debit card used by a Member.

    9. All our prices for our Hotel Confirmed Reservations and other Direct Services, for payments to Affiliates and payment by Members, and any refund by us, if any, are in United States Dollars (USD) or the equivalent thereto. Payments to obtain a Membership, using our professional services to obtain a Hotel Confirmed Reservation or other Direct Services will be charged to the Member in USD via our payment processor, or by APPLE PAY® (a registered mark of Apple Inc.) or by ANDROID PAY® (a registered mark of Google, Inc); or Bitcoin, each of the foregoing shall be individually, and collectively, referred to as the “Payment Method”. The type of Payment Method accepted may vary by Membership type. Any foreign transaction fees, currency conversion fees, dynamic currency conversion (DCC) fees, or like fees incurred because the Affiliate’s, User’s or Member’s local currency is not USD will be the responsibility of the Affiliate, User or Member. Further, all fees charged by Bitcoin, our payment processor, APPLE PAY® or ANDROID PAY® relative to a Member’s use of Bitcoin, our payment processor, APPLE PAY® or ANDROID PAY® are the sole responsibility of the Member. Please see Section II(K) below relative to Bitcoin and our payment processor. Payment methods accepted by Indirect Service Providers are as set forth by each Indirect Service Provider.

    10. Sharing of User Name and Password; Acts or Omissions of those with whom User Names and Passwords were shared.

      1. Notwithstanding any other language in this Section (J), any type of Member who shares it their Username and/or password with any other person or entity, irrespective of whether or not such sharing is permissible under this POLICY, both the Member and the person with whom the Username and/or password were shared shall be jointly and severally liable for any abuse of the Site, unapproved actions or unapproved transactions by the person with whom the Username and/or password were shared.

      2. No Individual Member or Affiliate shall share his User Name or password with another person or entity, including, but not limited to, another User. Sharing, by an Individual Member or Affiliate of either their User Name and/or password with any other person will result in a suspension and/or termination of an Individual Membership or as an Affiliate in Company’s sole discretion, and no refund will be issued if an Individual Member’s Account is terminated because of such sharing of the User Name or password. Any misuse, unauthorized sharing of Username and/or password, abuse of the Site, unapproved actions or transactions by any person with whom an Individual Member, or Affiliate, as applicable, hereby indemnifies and holds harmless Company from, any financial loss or other harm resulting from acts or omissions of the person(s) with whom the Individual Member’s User Name and password was shared in contravention of this POLICY.

      3. Travel Professional Members. The Username and password supplied by the person who was the Applicant for Commercial Entity seeking approval for a Travel Professional Membership which has been approved by the Travel Professional Account to use, and makes purchases from, the Site must be shared with the other employees of said Travel Professional Membership.
        Each such approved employee of the approved Travel Professional Member should log in using the shared Username and password, and use the same credit card number as originally submitted for approval of the Travel Agency Account, with the last four (4) digits of the debit/credit card matching those of the last four (4) digits that were used in the original application on the Authorization To Charge form (as defined elsewhere in this Agreement) for approval of that Commercial Entity as a Travel Professional Member. Further information may be found in the Membership section of this POLICY.
        Any misuse, abuse of the Site, unapproved actions or transactions by any person with whom a Travel Professional Member shared its Username and password is the responsibility of the Travel Professional Member who hereby indemnifies and holds harmless Company from any financial loss or other harm by resulting from the person(s) with whom the Travel Professional Member’s User Name and password was shared.

      4. An Entity Member Master Account Member (as defined elsewhere in this POLICY, a Non-Profit Master Account Member as defined in elsewhere in this Policy, or a Governmental Master Account Member, as defined elsewhere in this POLICY, individually and collectively the “Master Account” should limit the sharing of the Master Account User name and password to only those employees (typically, the person(s) in the organization in charge of travel arrangements) of the respective Member whose employing organization has authorized such person(s) to send out invitation links to others in the organization to become SEMs (as defined later in this POLICY). This same person or person(s) User name and password for the Master Account will also grant such person(s) access to the database of the Master Any sharing of the User name and/or password whether authorized or not, which results in misuse, abuse of the Site, unapproved actions or transactions by any person with whom the Member’s User name and password was shared is the responsibility of the Master Account Member whose User name and password was shared, and the Master Account hereby indemnifies and holds harmless Company from any financial loss or other harm resulting from the acts or omissions of the person(s) with whom the Master Account Member’s User Name and password was shared, whether authorized or not, in is the sole liability of the Individual Member who shared their User Name and password with a third person.
        Account whereby they can delete another member of their organization’s access as an SEM.

      5. No SEM of any Master account may share his/her Username and password with any other person. Sharing of the Username and/or password by any SEM which results in misuse, abuse of the Site, unapproved actions or transactions by any person with whom the SEM Username and password was shared is the sole liability of the Master Account Member through whom the SEM received a link to apply for, and be approved as, an SEM of said Master Account. The SEM whose Username and password was shared, is the responsibility of the Master Account Member of such SEM whose Username and password was shared, and the Master Account hereby indemnifies and holds harmless Company from any financial loss or other harm resulting from the acts or omissions of the person(s) with whom the SEM’s User Name and password was shared, and is the sole liability of the Master Account of the SEM whose Username and password were shared. In addition, Company, in its sole discretion, may terminate use of the Site by any SEM who shares his/her User Name or password. In addition, for any attempted or actual chargeback (the “chargeback”) to a debit or credit card by any SEM, we reserve the right to take all appropriate legal actions to contest any such attempted or actual chargeback and recover all monetary and non-monetary losses and damages that the law permits against the SEM that initiated the chargeback, the legal entity that was approved as a Master Account and with which the SEM is affiliated, or both..

    11. This Bitcoin Payment Policy (“Bitcoin Payment Policy”) applies to your use of Bitcoin as your selected payment method. Regarding ANY Bitcoin payment, the following terms and conditions apply, in order of precedence: All Bitcoin Terms and Conditions and policies (“BTC”), all our payment processor’s terms and conditions and/or similar or related policies, and our Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with any of this Section K or our refund policy regarding Bitcoin and our payment processor, you MUST NOT use Bitcoin as your payment method.

      1. Our acceptance of Bitcoin is through our payment processor as our exchange server. We are not responsible for, or guarantee, our payment processor’s services or the availability of such services. To complete your payment, you will be re-directed to our payment processor’s website, where you will see the total cost of your Services purchased in Bitcoin, based on our payment processor’s exchange rate. The Bitcoin price for your Services purchased will remain valid for ten (10) minutes. If you do not initiate your payment during this time, the Bitcoin exchange rate will be updated and the Bitcoin price for your Services may change.

      2. Bitcoin transactions are final. Once you initiate a Bitcoin transaction, you cannot cancel it; this is the policy of the Bitcoin network over which we have no control. Refunds, if any, are governed by our refund policy.

      3. We DO NOT control the value of Bitcoin against the USD at any point in time. You are responsible if the value of Bitcoin falls in relation to the USD and we do not issue any refund for any change in Bitcoin where the Bitcoin value increases against the USD.
        Once we receive the full payment in the Bitcoin equivalent to the outstanding USD amount for the Services you purchased, you will receive a confirmation of your transaction.

      4. Transactions complete once confirmed. Once a Bitcoin transaction is submitted to the Bitcoin network, it will be unconfirmed for a pending full verification of the transaction by the Bitcoin network. A transaction is not of complete until it is fully verified, and your Service purchase will not occur until the transaction is completely verified.

      5. Where we permit transactions for payment for Direct Services by Bitcoin, the User or Member will receive a discount, calculated in USD, from the total transaction amount of such transaction.

  12. USER, MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATE STATUS.User, Membership and Affiliate status are at the sole discretion of Company and may be denied or revoked at any time, with or without prior notice. In such an event, access to the Site may be denied. If any type of Membership is revoked, then all Coupons and/or Promo Codes for that Member may be forfeited at Company’s sole discretion except as may otherwise set forth herein regarding any type of Membership as defined in this Policy. Furthermore, if The Company revokes a Membership, and there was a Membership Fee associated with that Membership, there shall be NO refund, in whole, or in part, of the Membership Fee. Revocation by Company of any type of Membership may result from a failure to honor the terms and conditions of any written contract between The Company and a Member or Master Member, the failure to comply with all of the requirements or prohibitions contained in this Policy or any OTHER POLICY, a failure to comply with all of the requirements or prohibitions contained on the Site, or for any act or omission that in Company’s sole discretion is deemed to be defamatory, negligent or intentional torts, or that would pose a threat to Company’s good will and reputation. The Company also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, not to renew any Member’s or Master Account Member’s Account with no prior notice. Provided, however, that any Services purchased prior to the termination will not be canceled.

  13. TAXES, FEES, AND OTHER COSTS.

    1. With regards to Hotels, state or national sales tax, if applicable is included in the professional fees displayed by us. County, parish, city or other local political subdivisions that add additional amounts to the state or national sales tax, and/or occupancy, convention or like taxes are not included in our professional fees. You may contact the Hotel directly to ascertain the amount of any additional taxes. It is the Hotel’s obligation to report and pay all taxes to the relevant taxing authorities. Resort fees or like fees, if charged by a Hotel which are not required by law to be charged to a purchaser, fees for any amenities that are not listed as being included in a specific room type, such as a mini-refrigerator, roll-away bed, crib, etc. are not included in our professional fees. The Member is responsible for payment of any such additional fees.

  14. HOTEL ROOM COST AVERAGING, HOTEL CANCELLATION FEES, HOTEL DEPOSIT. If a Member has a Hotel Booking of more than one night, the prices displayed on our Site are the total amount for all rooms for the entire duration of the stay. Members should be aware that often Hotels have a different room rate depending on the day of the week and occupancy demand. If a Member fails to cancel a Hotel Room in accordance with our Policy and the Hotel’s policy, the Member should be aware that many Hotels, will charge an amount equal to the first night’s room rate as the Hotel’s Cancellation Fee, and the first night’s room rate may be greater than the average price for the stay.
    Members should also be aware that many Hotels require a deposit at check-in, typically by a credit card, to cover costs that are optional and that you may incur such as room service, in-room movies, etc. Our descriptions of the Hotel on our Site are provided by our suppliers and may or may not specify that a resort fee is charged and/or that a deposit or the amount of a deposit that is required. We always suggest contacting the Hotel and/or checking the Hotel’s website.

  15. SPECIAL HOTEL REQUESTS. We are certainly happy to pass onto the hotel any special requests that a Member requests. However, Hotels usually do not guarantee things such as smoking or non-smoking, a specific floor, room number, view, etc., unless it is explicitly stated in the room rate description.

  16. TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP. The Company has multiple types of Membership, each with its own requirements for an approved Membership. The Membership, (a) may have a Membership Fee (depending on the type of Membership and/or the method used to apply for, and have, a Membership approved), (b) discounts (if any), (c) incentive programs (if any), and (d) payment methods, which are acceptable for Membership, Hotel Confirmations and Services.

    1. General: To obtain such low prices for its Members, Company is severely restricted by its supplier in advertising the prices it offers to its Members. Therefore, NO MEMBER, regardless of the type of Membership may engage in any commercial advertisement of any price for any Service made available to the Member by The Company without the prior written approval of a duly authorized Company official. Nothing, however, prevents a Member from sharing by word of mouth, or an internet post or like format, of what a “good deal” or similar laudatory language they obtained from The Company nor from sharing the specifics of the savings a Member obtained from purchasing Services from Company. Travel Professional Members (all as defined below) shall not advertise Company’s prices without the prior written approval from The Company as stated above.

    2. Master Account: A “Master Account”, as defined in Section 1, is required to be established by a Commercial Entity, whether For Profit or a Non-Profit Entity and/or a Governmental Entity (as defined elsewhere in this POLICY) is seeking Membership. A Master Account is an administrative tool for our Site and may not be used for any payment for our professional services. Neither an Individual Member, or a Travel Professional, both as defined elsewhere in this POLICY, is not eligible for a Master Account. An “Applicant” is a natural person who has the legal capacity and actual authority to bind and Commercial Entity, or Governmental Entity to a contractual relationship with The Company. Generally, the person applying for a Master Account should be the person ultimately responsible for handling the travel arrangements for the entity which is applying, or another person whose responsibilities include handling travel arrangements for the applying entity.

      1. To create a “Master Account”, each type of Membership that requires a Master Account to be established, must complete, and submit, on the Site, and in a manner set forth on the Site, the application for the type of Membership sought.

      2. The email address entered by the Applicant during the initial request for Membership must use the “Domain Name” of the Commercial Entity’s, Non-Profit Entity’s or Governmental Entity’s email service:

        1. As used in this policy, “Domain Name” shall mean the internet protocol address assigned to the Travel Professional Member by an Internet Service Provider (the “ISP”) and which is associated with a “root server”, e.g., “.com”, “.net”, “.org”, etc. Using what is referred to as the Domain Name Service (“DNS”) the DNS points to an “authoritative server” located in an ISP. Using a process called “name resolution” the Travel Professional Member’s “name” is uniquely associated with a specific IP address.

        2. Using “www.yourcompany.com” as an example, “.com” is the root server, and “yourcompany.com” is the domain name, and “www” is the hostname. The domain name is the organization's identity on the www (world wide web), and the hostname is the name of the web server within that domain. By way of example and not by limitation, if an approved Travel Professional’s website is www.yourcompany.com; then each employee or agent of the Travel Professional Member would have to supply their specific email address using the domain name of the Travel Professional Member, e.g. JaneDoe@yourcompany.com.

        3. If the Commercial Entity, Non-Profit Entity or Governmental Entity making application for Membership does not have a website, or said website does not host the entity’s email system, then the Applicant must use the Commercial Entity’s, Non-Profit Entity’s or Governmental Entity’s commercial email provider’s Domain Name. By way of example and not limitation, the email domain might be “yourcompany.com” and the Applicant might be Jane Doe@yourcompany.com, or the email domain might be “state.gov” or “charity.org” and the appropriate examples of the email address to be used in the application might be john.doe@state.gov or john.doe@charity.org. If an Applicant uses an email address for a Commercial Entity, Non-Profit Entity, or Governmental Entity, where said entity does not have a website or does not use its website to host its email, Company reserves the right to require Additional Documents (as defined elsewhere in this POLICY to verify the legal existence of the Commercial Entity, Non-Profit Entity or Governmental Entity and may decline the application.

        4. Upon completing the online application on the Site, The Company will automatically send an email to the email address given by the Applicant on the application for Membership. In such email, Company shall, depending on the type of Membership sought:

          1. Send the Applicant such forms for completion, and/or requests for additional information, and/or supporting documents (individually and collectively the “Applicant Documents”) as Company shall deem necessary to approve the type of Membership sought. Company shall require the Applicant Documents to be completed by the Applicant consistent with any instructions for completion of Applicant Documents that may be sent to the Applicant. In addition, Company in its sole discretion may require a certain type(s) of a Member to use, at no cost to the Member, a secure electronic signature Service Provider to return all or part of the Applicant Documents electronically to The Company or

          2. Approve the Master Account, and activate the User Name and Password (hereinafter the “Login Credentials”) which were chosen by the Applicant during the application process on the Site and send an email to the Applicant’s email address provided during the application process advising that the Applicant’s Membership had been approved and that the Applicant’s Login Credentials have been activated to allow the purchase of Services, or

          3. Request additional Applicant Documents and upon review by The Company of such additional Applicant Documents, send an email to the Applicant’s email address as provided during the application process by the Applicant advising either that the Applicant’s Master Account has been approved and the Applicant’s Login Credentials have been activated to allow the purchase of Services, or to advise the Applicant that the Applicant’s Master Account has been denied.

          4. in Company’s sole discretion, upon the information supplied by the Applicant on the Site and any Applicant Documents or any additional information requested from The Company to the Applicant, The Company reserves right to deny the request for a Membership.

          5. Any such sharing, if any, of Login Credentials of a Master Account is as set forth for each type of Membership; provided however, any such sharing is at the sole risk of the Member and Member shall be responsible for any such sharing and/or failure to secure Login Credentials using the Member’s best efforts. In no event may a chargeback be made by the owner of the Master Account if Login Credentials are misused by the Applicant or shared by the Applicant and then subsequently misused by the Applicant or any person with whom the Login Credentials were shared by the Applicant, or for any failure to use best efforts to keep Login Credentials from being obtained by, and/or used by, any unauthorized person. The Login Credentials for a Master Account once provided and/or approved will be emailed ONLY to the email address furnished by the Applicant at the time of the application to obtain a Master Account. Purchases of Service may not be made by a Master Account; therefore, every Master Account must have at least one Sub-Entity account (as defined elsewhere). If the Applicant for an approved Master Account does not wish to share the Applicant’s Login Credentials, then a Sub Entity Membership (as defined elsewhere in this POLICY) must be obtained for each such person who is eligible for a Sub Entity Member Account.

    3. As used in this Policy, the United States of America (hereinafter the “USA”), unless expressly defined differently in a different Section of this Policy shall mean the fifty (50) states of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, each of the five (5) territories of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marianas archipelago in the western North Pacific Ocean; and American Samoa.

    4. Sub Entity Membership. An SEM is as defined in Section 1. For those entities required to establish a Master Account (all but Individual Members and Travel Professionals), there must be at least one (1) SEM. The organization that obtained an approved Non-Profit Entity Membership, or an Entity Membership, or a Governmental Entity Membership is responsible for the acts and omissions of any of their SEM’s, including chargebacks. For an individual to become an SEM, the person desiring to be an SEM must:

      1. Use the link they received from their Master Account Membership Member, and

      2. The individual, when completing the online application, which will appear when the individual clicks on the link provided to them by their Master Account Member, MUST use the same domain name as that of the Master Account Member when the potential SEM creates their account.

      3. No person or fictional person who is acting is an independent contractor, as defined by the USA’s Internal Revenue Service Code or rules or regulations promulgated thereunder, irrespective of the domicile of said person(s) or location(s) where the independent contractor’s work is performed, is authorized to apply to be a SEM.as defined elsewhere in this POLICY; The independent contractor must apply to become a Member, selecting the type of Membership which is most applicable to the nature of the independent contractor’s work.

    5. Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to decline or approve an Individual Member as defined elsewhere in this POLICY, or any Master Account listed as defined elsewhere in this POLICY; provided however, that with regard to a natural person, Company shall not decline to approve an Individual Member or a SEM of any Master Account Member in violation of any applicable anti-discrimination legislation protecting natural persons, of the United States of America, the State of Nevada, Clark County Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, nor because of any natural person’s sexual orientation or gender identification. Provided however, so long as it is not in violation of any of the aforementioned anti-discrimination legislation, sexual orientation or gender identification, Company reserves its rights, in its entirety, to deny access to our Site to any User, potential or Actual Member (of any Membership type) and further to suspend or revoke any access or Membership application or Membership at any time for any reason, in its sole discretion.

    6. No Individual Member, Travel Professional Member or employee thereof, a Master Account Member or SEM of such Master Account Member shall, at any time, institute a chargeback or dispute with the issuer of any credit or debit card for Direct Services without using the Contact Us function of the Site as soon as practicable and in no case less than five (5) business days after the Member has a grievance, concern or issue, and shall allow Company fourteen (14) Business Days to work with the Member to try and reach a mutually satisfactory outcome. If no mutually satisfactory resolution can be made in the fourteen (14) Business Days, then the Member may institute a chargeback but only if the facts involved constitute a legitimate basis under the terms and conditions of the issuer of the debit or credit card involved. A failure of a Member to abide by this Section(F) shall be grounds for immediate termination of the Membership, and if any Membership Fee was paid, it shall not be refunded in whole or in part. Further, ANY CHARGEBACK OR ATTEMPTED CHARGEBACK, whether approved by the issuer of the card or not, by any Member, in The Company’s sole discretion, result in the immediate termination, without any prior notice. Company reserves the right to take any legal action it deems appropriate to recover the amount of any attempted chargeback or chargeback, and any and all costs incurred by Company in doing so, including reasonable attorney’s fees, court costs, related fees, and damages.

    7. For a Travel Professional Account, there MUST BE a credit or debit card associated with the Account; the Authorization To Charge form and other Applicant Documents on file with Company.

    8. For a Travel Professional Member, a Non-Profit Member Master Account, and a Government Entity Master Account all as defined elsewhere in this POLICY there shall not be a fee for an Approved Master Account. For, Non-Profit SEMs, or Governmental SEMs, there shall be no fee for any number of SEM’s associated with such accounts. For Entity Member SEM Accounts, there shall be, as set forth on the Site, for each number, or range of numbers, a fee for the number of approved SEM accounts.

    9. Company reserves the right, in the future, to establish a fee which will be as set forth on the Site for each number, or range of numbers, a fee for the number of approved SEM’s associated with Non-Profit Member Master Accounts, and Governmental Member Master Accounts.

    10. For any Master Account, all SEM’s associated with said Master Account, each such SEM is required to not engage in any prohibited activity as set forth herein, not only as set forth for an SEM but as applicable to the Master Account Member as well. It is the obligation and responsibility of a Master Account Member, irrespective of type of Membership and a Travel Professional Member, to instruct and/or advise, and/or educate each SEM associated with a Master Account or an employee of a Travel Professional Member of both permissible and prohibited behavior set forth in any written contract between a Member and as set forth in this POLICY and as set forth on the Site. The Master Account Member is legally responsible, under the general legal concept of “respondeat superior” for all act(s) or omission(s) of all SEM(s) of the Master Account Member.

    11. Travel Professional. A Travel Professional Member (“Travel Professional Member”) is a Commercial Entity and/or any entity enumerated in Section 1(O)(ii-vii) that engages in whole, or in part, in the business of providing travel services for resale to a third party. A Travel Professional is also subject to all the provisions of Section 16, as well as all other provisions of this Policy.

      1. A natural person that is NOT operating ANY type of for-profit business or commercial activity is NOT eligible for a Travel Professional Member Membership.

      2. An Applicant is one seeking Membership as a Travel Professional Member which must be a Commercial Entity and must complete, and submit, on the Site, and in a manner set forth on the Site, the application for a Travel Professional Member. Upon the submission of said application, Company shall automatically, by email to the email address given by the Applicant, send the Applicant such forms as Company shall deem necessary to approve the Travel Professional Member Membership.
        The Applicant must also supply for use by Company, the credit or debit card information that will be used for the Travel Professional Account, the Authorization to Charge form and any Additional Documentation required.
        Such forms will be sent by The Company in a format that will permit the Applicant to download and upload forms and provide an Electronic Signature. The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion to require that anyone applying for a Travel Professional Member Membership furnish additional proof, the nature of which is acceptable to Company in its sole discretion, to demonstrate to The Company that such an Applicant is in fact, engaged in a “for profit” enterprise related to the sale of travel related services. A hobby, as defined by the United States Internal Revenue Service laws and regulations is not considered by Company as being acceptable for a Travel Professional Member Membership.

      3. Information may be provided on the Site or in an email to the Applicant as to how long it will typically take to approve or disapprove an application, the amount of time the Applicant has to complete and submit the documentation beginning from the date and time the Applicant initially applied for a Travel Professional Member Membership on the Site, what will happen if the Applicant fails to complete and submit the application in the requisite time period and other specifics regarding the application and application approval process. An Applicant may always use the Contact Us function on the Site for any questions or concerns.

      4. The Site will provide information by email only to the email address first furnished by the Applicant when requesting to become a Travel Professional Member. This may include but may not be limited to how to proceed if you failed to submit the requested documentation in the requisite time frame, and/or any additional documentation that will be needed on which Company will base its decision to approve a Travel Professional Member Membership.

      5. There is no Master Account for a Travel Professional Membership. If the Travel Professional Membership is approved, the Applicant will be notified by email at the address submitted by the Applicant.

      6. The Applicant and all other employees MUST log into the Site using the same Login Credentials the Applicant created as part of the initial application. The Applicant and any other employee of said Travel Professional Member must use either the credit or debit card the Applicant furnished in the Authorization To Charge form as submitted by the Applicant. Bitcoin will also be accepted for payment, unless we post a notice to the contrary on the Site at some future date, if you use Bitcoin, as a Payment Method, you will receive a discount of the USD amount on each purchase of our Service(s) where you use Bitcoin as the payment method.

      7. Any employee of an approved Travel Professional Member who will not be using the same credit or debit card that was submitted by the Applicant as part of the process to become an Approved Travel Professional Member must apply on the Site for a Travel Professional Membership and the approval process will be the same as the process for an initial Applicant for a Travel Professional Member as set forth in this Subsection 16(L).

      8. Revenue Band Rewards. A Travel Professional Member may receive discounts, other amenities and/or other features provided by Company or additional incentives (the “Incentives”) from The Company based on their “Net Revenue” to The Company. The “Net Revenue” shall include the gross USD amount received by Company from a Travel Professional Member aggregated together (the “Aggregate) for Direct Services provided to, and paid for by, the Travel Professional Member in the Aggregate (the “Gross Revenue”) less the sum of any refunds, chargebacks, credits, loss of commissions or like returns made by Company for Direct Services to said Travel Professional Member in the Aggregate (the “Calculated Refund”). For sake of clarity, “Net Revenue” is the “Gross Revenue” minus the “Calculated Refund” as those terms have been previously defined in this subsection.

        1. The Net Revenue bands, and Incentives per Revenue Band (as defined below), shall be as set forth, in detail, on the Site, and the Net Revenue Band and Incentives per Revenue Band are subject to change by Company in its sole discretion. As used herein, a “Net Revenue Band” shall mean a USD amount of Net Revenue that was less than a certain USD amount for to incur any Incentives, one or more progressively higher USD amount ranges consisting of a low and high range of USD amount, each such range having differing Incentives somewhat more inclusive Incentives and/or having additional Incentives, and the maximum Net Revenue amount beyond which after reaching said maximum Net Revenue amount and having earned the Incentives listed for that maximum Net Revenue Amount, there are no additional Incentives available.

        2. Initially, Net Revenue shall be calculated commencing at 12:01 am on January 1, 2018, and ending at 12 midnight on December 31, 2018. Thereafter, Net Revenue for a Travel Professional shall be computed for the period beginning at 12:01 am on January 1 of each subsequent Year and ending December 31st at 12 midnight of the same Year (hereinafter a “Calendar Year”). Further, said Net Revenue shall be computed on a cash accounting basis for the Gross Sales paid to Company during the aforementioned time period less the Calculated Refund. Net Revenue earned in one Calendar Year may NOT be carried over into any subsequent Calendar Year for the purposes of determining Net Revenue.

        3. If in ANY given Calendar Year, a Travel Professional Member generates Net Revenue in an amount sufficient to qualify them for a pricing discount as set forth in the table of revenue bands and associated Incentives for such band, then their discount shall be in effect for the remainder of the subsequent Calendar Year but will occur ONLY if the Travel Professional Member notifies us, as set forth in Section 4 below, AND the discount will commence on the date in the subsequent Calendar Year once we have been able to determine that the Travel Professional Member is, in fact, eligible for the pricing discount pursuant to Section 4, below. A pricing discount pursuant to Net Revenue shall never be longer in duration than one (1) subsequent Calendar year at a time. At, or near the end of the current Calendar, or as soon as practicable after the end of the just concluded Calendar Year, the Travel Professional Member shall have to use the Contact Us function to notify us if they are eligible for a pricing discount, and then to allow us to verify the Net Revenue, pursuant to Section 4 below, for any pricing discount for the subsequent Calendar Year.

        4. For a Travel Professional Member to qualify for a discount, for a subsequent Calendar Year, it is the Travel Professional Member’s obligation to contact us, each Year, using the Contact Us function on the Site to inform us that they believe they qualify for a pricing discount. We shall have thirty calendar days from the receipt of such request for a discount, and if approved, the discount shall be approved effective as of the first day of the month after the end of the thirty (30) day period that Company uses to verify that the Travel Professional Member qualifies for a discount.

        5. The discount rate applies ONLY to the Net Revenue generated by Direct Services and DOES NOT include any Net Revenue for Indirect Services (including, but not limited to, activities, flights, events and travel insurance).

        6. Travel Professional Members may use only a debit/credit card or Bitcoin for the payment for services.

        7. A Travel Professional Member needing to change the debit or credit card currently on file must use the “Contact Us” function on the Site. Please DO NOT enter any credit or debit card numbers at that time. The Company will contact you about how to change the credit or debit card to a different one and the information that will be required.

        8. A Travel Professional Applicant, in addition to all other requirements set forth herein and on the Site, will be required to execute of a written contract between the Travel Professional Member’s legal entity and The Company before any Travel Professional Member is approved.

        9. A Travel Professional Member may have its Member Account terminated immediately, without prior notice, if it:

          1. Has a search to book ratio, in any consecutive thirty (30) day period, of greater than one hundred (100) searches on the Site for each one (1) Service purchased in said consecutive thirty (30) day period whether said purchase was used or cancelled in any consecutive thirty (30) day period. By way of example only, and not by limitation, if individually or collectively one hundred and one (101) searches on the Site yield to The Company only one (1) Service purchase whether such purchase was used or cancelled, then the Travel Professional Member may be terminated without prior notice, and/or

          2. If the cancellation of Services is greater than fifteen percent of booking/purchases in any consecutive thirty (30) day period, and/or

          3. ANY CHARGEBACK OR ATTEMPTED CHARGEBACK, on a debit or credit card, whether approved by the issuer of the card or not, by a Travel Professional Member may, in The Company’s sole discretion, result in the immediate termination, without any prior notice, of the Travel Professional Member and/or

          4. If The Company, in its sole discretion, believes that a Travel Professional Member are making bookings or Direct Service purchases in what The Company believes is an attempt to manipulate the inventory and/or pricing of a Hotel or other Direct Service.

          5. If there is any breach of any of the terms and conditions in the written contract.

    12. An “Entity Member” (hereinafter an “EM”) is a Commercial Entity and/or any entity enumerated in Section 1(O)(ii-vii) whose line of business, in whole or in part is other than that of a Travel Professional, and whose line of business is a for-profit business.

      1. An Applicant seeking Membership as a EM Master Account must complete the information requested on the Site for an EM membership. A hobby, as defined by the United States Internal Revenue Service laws and regulations is not considered by Company as being acceptable for a EM Membership. Upon approval by Company as an EM, The Company shall notify said EM of its approval in an email to the email address furnished by the Applicant. and to advise the Applicant that their Login Credentials have been activated.

      2. An Applicant seeking Membership as a EM Master Account Member must complete, and submit, on the Site, and in a manner set forth on the Site, the application for an EM Master Account Member.

      3. Information may be provided on the Site or in an email to the Applicant as to how long it will typically take to approve or disapprove an application.

      4. The Site will provide information to the Applicant for the EM Master Account by email relating to the approval of the EM Master Account. Said email shall be sent only to the email address first furnished by the Applicant when requesting to become an EM Master Account Member. This may include, but may not be limited to, how to proceed if we need additional information or if we decline to approve your application. The EM Master Account Applicant or Member may use the “Contact Us” function on the Site to ask for additional information, information, or questions. An approved EM Master Account Membership will be given a ninety (90) consecutive day free trial period (hereinafter the “Free Trial”) commencing on the day and time upon which The Company sent an email to the EM Applicant verifying that the EM’s Free Trial has commenced and that the Login Credentials for the EM Master Account have been activated. Although SEM’s may be added during the Free Trial period added at any time after approval of the EM Master Account, the addition of any SEM does not change the beginning date of the Free Trail period

      5. The date and time of Company sending an email to the EM Master Account Applicant advising that the EM Master Account has been approved, and advising the that the Login Credentials for the EM Master Account sent by Company to the EM Master Account Member Applicant, and NOT the approval date of any associated SEM(s) is the first day of the Free Trial period.

      6. Company, in its sole discretion and as set forth on the Site, at the time that the Master Account application for EM Master Account Membership was approved by Company, collect the payment information at the time of application but if it does, the EM member shall not have said payment method debited until the end of the Free Trial OR Company may elect to defer collecting payment information until the conclusion of the Free Trial period and debit the payment immediately at that time. In NO EVENT after the Free Trial period has ended shall an EM have full access to the Site until (a) the necessary payment information has been submitted by EM to Company, AND (b) Company has debited the payment source provided by EM to Company AND (c) Company has received verification that such debit was accepted and cleared by EM’s payment source. After said payment has been accepted and cleared, then the EM’s shall be sent notice via Email that they may commence their Annual Membership. Once the Free Trial has ended, and the EM Master Account Member has paid for their Membership, there shall be NO REFUND of the Membership Fee, in whole or in part, for any reason.

      7. At Company’s sole discretion and as set forth on the Site on the date upon which application was first made by the prospective payment, The Company may allow cancellation of the EM Membership during the Free Trial. If cancellation during a Free Trial is permitted by Company, then Company shall not debit EM’s payment source, if Company has the payment source information during the Free Trial so long as Company receives notice by 12 midnight of the ninetieth day of the Free Trial Period using the Contact Us function of Company’s Site.

      8. Any other language in this POLICY to the contrary notwithstanding, an EM shall not be permitted to use any Coupon or Promo Code to reduce the cost of the Annual Membership Fee.

      9. There is an Annual Membership Fee(s) for an EM Membership as set forth on the Site. The Membership Fee shall be based on the number of “SEMs” the EM Member chooses. A “Seat” shall mean each employee or agent who is provided access to the Site using said employee’s email address which must contain the same Domain Name as that of that EM. By way of example only, and not by limitation, if the EM’s website is “www.yourcompany.com, then JohnDoe@yourcompany.com would be a Seat, and JaneDoe@yourcompany.com would be an additional Seat.

      10. The Membership Fee amount shall be based on a range of number of SEMs purchased by the EM from The Company. By way of example only, and not by limitation, Company might offer a Membership Fee, at one amount, based on one (1) to ten (10) SEMs, and a different Membership Fee amount for Eleven (11) to Twenty-five (2) SEMs, etc. The actual number of SEMs available in any given range of SEMs and the number of ranges of SEMs is as set forth on the Site. A Seat is essentially the same as a Sub Entity Member (SEM) in that until the Master Account is activated, no SEMs will be activated and are subject to the same policies as SEMs, using the EM’s Master Account email domain name.

      11. Irrespective of which range of the number of SEMs an EM Member elects, the EM shall receive the first ninety (90) days of its initial EM Membership at no cost to the EM, said ninety (90) day period shall be denominated as the “Free Trial Period”. The Free Trial Period shall commence upon the date and time that The Company sends an email notification to the EM Member that their range of SEMs has become active (the “Approval Date”). The Free Trial Period shall end at 12 midnight on the ninetieth (90th) day after the Approval Date. Once any EM Member has received a Free Trial Period, that EM shall never be entitled to another Free Trial Membership even if said EM cancelled the Free Trial Period before exhausting the full ninety (90) days of the Free Trial Membership. The Company reserves the right to change the Membership Fee for Annual Membership for any and/or all ranges of SEMs and/or the number of SEMs available as a range of SEMs, and/or the number of ranges of SEMs upon prior notice on the Site and/or by email, in The Company’s sole discretion. Provided however, no such Membership Fee change or changes in the number of SEMs in a range, or the number of ranges of SEMs shall be charged without the explicit acceptance of such Membership Fee by the EM.

      12. An EM Member may purchase a range of a greater number of SEMs either at the end of its Annual Membership as set forth in elsewhere in this POLICY, or at any point in time during any existing Annual Membership period as set forth elsewhere in this POLICY. The Annual Membership Fee due to the increased number of SEMs shall be pro-rated upon the number of month’s remaining during the EM’s current Annual Membership. The proration shall not include any day, portion of a day or days during a Free Trial Period (a “day” being a consecutive twenty-four (24) hour period).

      13. A reduction to a lower range of SEMs, i.e., access to Membership with a fewer number of SEMs may not be made during the Free Trial Period, or during an Annual Membership period

      14. An EM seeking to increase its number of SEMs shall use the Contact Us feature of the Site and advise The Company of the range of SEMs that the EM wishes to increase to, and the EM’s desired effective date for the increased range of SEMs to be effective.

      15. An EM may elect to increase its range in number of SEMs in one of two ways. An EM may elect to:

        1. Provide fourteen (14) or more days prior notice of its desire to increase its number of SEMs before the end of its then current Annual Membership period using the Contact Us function of the Site, indicating that the EM wishes the increased number of seats to become effective on the first day following the conclusion of its existing Annual Membership. Using this method, the increased number of SEMs, and paying for an increased number of SEMs greater than the range of SEMs for which it is currently paying, then upon payment of the increased Annual Membership Fee on or before the expiration of its then current Annual Membership Period, the increased number of SEMs shall be available to the EM upon the first day following the expiration of its current Annual Membership, or

        2. Provide fourteen (14) or more days prior notice of its desire to increase its number of SEMs during its Annual Membership period, and the date upon which the EM wishes to have access to a specific increase in the number of SEMs, and to pay an additional amount for said additional SEMs, if such number of SEMs exceeds the range of SEMs the EM paid for during its then current Annual Membership by using the Contact Us function of the Site. In the event EM chooses the options in this Section III(L)(xv)(2) the cost of the additional range of SEMs shall be prorated as set forth as defined elsewhere in this POLICY.

        3. The calculation of the pro-rata credit shall be as follows:

          1. Company shall first determine how many months the EM has had full access to the Site beginning with the either the end of a Free Trial period of its first Annual Membership, or if said EM has already had the benefit of a Free Trial in a previous year prior to the current Annual Membership, the beginning date of its current Annual Membership period. The use of so much as a single day in any given month, during the EM’s

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