The Adventure Collective - Terms and Conditions

 

General

By accessing this website, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law

Throughout this document, the words “The Adventure Collective,” “us,” “we,” or, “our,” refer to The Adventure Collective, our website, located at – (www.theAdventureCollective.com) (the “Website”) and/or our Services made available on the Website. The words “you,” “you're,” or “user,” refer to you, as a user of the Website or any of the Services made available by us.

Changes to the Terms

The Adventure Collective reserve the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any parts of the Website or these Terms. When these Terms are amended, The Adventure Collective will publish details of the amendments on the Website. Your continued use of the Website is taken as your agreement to be bound by these Terms as amended.

Privacy

Your use of The Adventure Collective is subject to The Adventure Collective’ Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs the Site and informs users of our data collection practices.

Registration and Use of Password

We may require each user to have a unique username and password combination in order to access and use certain features or functions of the Site. Please read our Privacy Policy, which describes the personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") we collect, use, disclose, manage and store. As part of the registration process for the feature or function, you will choose a username and password. Your username and password are personal to you and you may not allow any others person(s) to use your username or password under any circumstances. We are not liable for any harm caused or related to the theft or misappropriation of your username or password, the disclosure of your username or password, or your authorization of anyone else to use your username or password. You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware of or believe there is or may have been any unauthorized use of (or activity using) your username or password or any other need to deactivate your username or password due to security concerns.

PASSWORDS ARE ISSUED ON A PERSONAL BASIS. ACCORDINGLY, ALL CONTENT OR INSTRUCTIONS TRANSMITTED BY OR RECEIVED FROM ANYONE PRESENTING YOUR PASSWORD ON THE SITE WILL BE DEEMED BINDING ON YOU. You agree that you are solely responsible and liable for all actions taken via your password, whether or not made with your knowledge or authority. You agree to guard your password carefully, with the full awareness that a failure to keep it secure will enable others to engage in transactions through the Site for which you will be legally responsible.

Service Overview

The Adventure Collective aims is to connect employers and adventure travelers, we also promote jobs & volunteering opportunities. The Adventure Collective provide only the contact information to enable employers and host to find each other. All arrangements are entirely between hostels and volunteers.

How It Works

Hosts can register with The Adventure Collective for free to create a listing which describes the type of cultural exchange and help needed (a “Listing”)

When a Host is registered, The Adventure Collective is able to contact through the Site.

 

A fee is charged to The Adventure Collective to register annually enabling them to: Create their profile, which will enable them to have access to a whole lot of services such as:

Contact Hosts or be contacted by Hosts, Contact other The Adventure Collective and to have Access to 24/7 human help-desk support, (including active advice on writing a profile, travel related advice and problem-solving.);

As stated above, The Adventure Collective is not a party to any agreement between Hosts and The Adventure Collective, neither is The Adventure Collective a travel agency, organized exchange program, an agent or an insurer.

Hosts Registration and Obligations

When registering as a Host, you agree and confirm that:

You agree that you are solely responsible and liable for all actions taken via your account, whether or not made with your knowledge or authority. You agree to guard your account carefully, with the full awareness that a failure to keep it secure will enable others to engage in transactions through the Site for which you will be legally responsible;

You will use your real name and contact details;

All other information you provide will be accurate and true;

You either own the accommodation you are offering through The Adventure Collective, or have suitable permissions in place to allow The Adventure Collective to stay with you;

As a registered Host, you acknowledge that:

You are using The Adventure Collective entirely at your own risk and we expressly exclude all liability for any loss or damage you, your family, your reputation, your business or your property may suffer as a result of using The Adventure Collective;

The Adventure Collective do not screen the identity of any The Adventure Collective and you are solely responsible for ensuring that any person you accept is who they say they are;

You are solely responsible for complying with the relevant rules and laws in your jurisdiction (if any) especially with regard to tax, insurance and visas.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users or visitors, including other Members, to the Site.

The Adventure Collective shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor interactions utilizing the facilities of the Site, including any email functionality thereof, between you and other users of visitors to the Site or any third parties, including other Members. You acknowledge and agree that The Adventure Collective, its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns shall not be, and you shall not seek to hold them, responsible for any harm or damage whatsoever arising in connection with your interaction with other users or visitors to the Site.

The Adventure Collective does not verify any information posted to or communicated via the Site by any users (including Members) and does not guarantee the proper use of such information by any party who may have access to the information. You acknowledge and agree that The Adventure Collective does not assume, and shall not have, any responsibility for the content of email messages or other communications sent or received by users of the Site.

You will keep your Listing up to date, and if no longer valid or required, promptly update it or remove it from the Site.

As part of your Listing, you are required to upload a photo of your location or accommodation. When doing so:

You grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use that photo on your Listing and elsewhere on or in connection with The Adventure Collective;

You warrant that it is your own photo and our use of the photo will not infringe the rights of any other person.

You acknowledge that The Adventure Collective is not set up to provide or replace local employment opportunities.

The Adventure Collective Registration and Obligations

When registering as a The Adventure Collective, you agree and confirm that:

You agree that you are solely responsible and liable for all actions taken via your account, whether or not made with your knowledge or authority. You agree to guard your account carefully, with the full awareness that a failure to keep it secure will enable others to engage in transactions through the Site for which you will be legally responsible;

You are over 18 years old, or if different, the age of legal majority in your jurisdiction;

You will use your real name and contact details;

All other information you provide will be accurate and true.

The Adventure Collective is a platform and service for contact. Your suitability will depend on the profile you write. We are not an agency and we do not guarantee that you will find a suitable Host; though we are available to help and provide advice.

We do not screen the identity of any Hosts and you are solely responsible for ensuring that any person you accept is who they say they are;

You are fully responsible for investigating whether your chosen Host and the accommodation and opportunities they are offering are suitable for you and your needs;

You are using The Adventure Collective entirely at your own risk and we expressly exclude all liability for any loss or damage you, your family, your reputation, your business or your property may suffer as a result of using The Adventure Collective;

You are solely responsible for complying with the relevant rules and laws in your jurisdiction (if any) especially with regard to your visas.

Health & Safety Disclaimer

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professionals before starting or changing any exercise program or making a lifestyle change. This is particularly important if you are overweight, pregnant, nursing, regularly taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions. Do not delay seeking a diagnosis or any medical advice or treatments based on information contained on this Site or in any of the Material available hereon. This Site is not intended to provide medical advice or make medical diagnoses. The Material on this Site may not be tailored to match your energy, health or fitness level. If you are concerned about whether any exercises identified on this Site or in any of the Material are right for you, do NOT do them unless and until you have cleared it with your physician. The Material available on this Site involves rigorous exercise. Make sure you exercise in a large well-lit area that is free from obstacles and that you wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t inhibit movement. Stop exercising and consult your physician if you feel dizzy, faint, light-headed or if you experience any discomfort. Only you can monitor your condition during your workout. You are responsible for exercising within your limits and seeking attention and advice as appropriate. Never force or strain.

By using the Website you represent that you understand that physical exercise involves strenuous physical movement and that such activity carries the risk of injury whether physical or mental. You understand that it is your responsibility to judge your physical and mental capabilities for such activities. It is your responsibility to ensure that by participating in classes and activities from The Adventure Collective, you will not exceed your limits while performing such activity, and you will select the appropriate level of classes for your skills and abilities, as well as for any mental or physical conditions and/or limitations you have. You understand that from time to time the Website may suggest physical adjustments or the use of equipment and it is your sole responsibility to determine if any such suggested adjustment or equipment is appropriate for your level of ability and physical and mental condition.

The creators, owners, and distributors of this Site and the Material available hereon are not responsible for any injuries you may experience as a result of your use of this Site and the Material contained hereon. By remaining on this Site and/or accessing and/or using any Material, you are accepting that you have read, understood and agreed to follow these basic instructions.

The Adventure Collective is a platform and service for contact. Your suitability for jobs and opportunities will depend on the profile you write. We are not an agency and we do not guarantee that you will find a suitable job or opportunity.

Participate in any of the material streamed on The Adventure Collective site at your own risk.

 

Site Contents

We grant you a limited license to access and use this website for your personal use, and to copy, distribute, and transmit the content of this website only to the extent that such copying, distribution, and transmission is automatically done through your browser software incidentally to using the website for your personal use. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this website or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, or descriptions; any derivative use of this website or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or data gathering and extraction tools.

Except as permitted above, this website or any portion of this website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express a written consent of The Adventure Collective (collectively, referred to as “(The Adventure Collective”).  You may not use any meta-tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing The Adventure Collective name without the express written consent of The Adventure Collective. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by The Adventure Collective

We reserve the right to change any information, features and functions of this website without prior notice. We may refuse service, terminate accounts and/or deny access to any or all parts of this website if you engage in any conduct or activities that we determine, in our sole discretion, violate this Agreement, our rights or the rights of any third party.  Use of the site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose is strictly prohibited.

User Content

The Adventure Collective may permit you to upload content to use in connection with features available on the Website ("User Content"). You hereby grant The Adventure Collective a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use, display, catalog, modify, edit, adapt, compile or otherwise exploit any User Content posted or transmitted by you to or through any service on the Website. The Adventure Collective is under no obligation to screen or monitor User Content but may review User Content from time to time at its sole discretion to review compliance with these Terms and Conditions. The Adventure Collective may include, edit or remove any User Content at any time without notice.

Your Use of the Site

You may not use any "deep-link", "page-scrape", "robot", "spider" or other automatic devices, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site. The Adventure Collective reserves the right to bar any such activity. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any The Adventure Collective server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password "mining" or any other illegitimate means. You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or any network connected to the Site, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Site or any network connected to the Site. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site, or any other customer of The Adventure Collective, including any The Adventure Collective account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the Site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the Site. You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any transaction being conducted on the Site, or with any other person's use of the Site. You may not use the Site or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of The Adventure Collective or others.

 

Prohibited Activities

The Adventure Collective reserves the right to investigate and terminate your membership if you have misused the Service, or behaved in a way which could be regarded as inappropriate or whose conduct is unlawful or illegal.

Copyright

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, video clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of The Adventure Collective or its content suppliers and protected by international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of The Adventure Collective, with copyright authorship for this collection by The Adventure Collective, and protected by international copyright laws.

User Communication

The Website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or within a group (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  •    Defame abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  •    Publish post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  •    Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  •    Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of the Site or another's computer.
  •    Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  •    Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  •    Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  •    Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  •    Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  •    Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  •    Harvest or otherwise collect information about others without their consent.
  •    Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

The Adventure Collective has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, The Adventure Collective reserves the right in its sole discretion to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials at any time, for any reason, without notice to you. The Adventure Collective reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

The Adventure Collective reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in The Adventure Collective sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. The Adventure Collective does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, The Adventure Collective specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

Copyright Infringement Policy.

The Adventure Collective values intellectual property and respects the intellectual property rights of others, and will remove materials on its Site that infringe the copyrights of others or that The Adventure Collective has a good belief infringes, and may terminate the offending user’s account privileges. If you believe that your copyrighted material may have been infringed by material contained on the Site, you may notify The Adventure Collective in writing as follows:

Email Address: admin@adventurecollective.org

In your notice, you must include the following:

(i) A physical or electronic signature of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly being infringed or of a person authorized to act on behalf of such owner;

(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work(s) that is (are) allegedly being infringed;

(iii) Identification of the materials that are allegedly causing the infringement and that is desired to be removed, along with sufficient information to allow us to locate such materials;

(iv) Contact information (i.e., name, address, email address) sufficient to enable The Adventure Collective to contact you;

(v) A statement to the effect that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the material was not authorized by the owner of the copyright, its agent or the law; and

(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly being infringed.

 

Visa Applications

The Adventure Collective cannot assist with your visa applications or help with your travel expenses. We won't be responsible for any problem arising from your failure to ensure that you meet any visa requirement or obligations for any country you visit while traveling. All questions regarding travel and visas should be put to the relevant embassy before traveling.

Volunteers

Our opportunities are authentic and unique. We believe in giving back to the communities we visit by making sure that our travel has a positive impact on their local economies. We only work with a select number of partners who build meaningful relationships with local communities, whilst ensuring that we fulfill our travelers' desires to make a difference.

It is your decision as a volunteer to make contact. If you choose to receive a volunteer it is at your own risk. Be aware that we don't investigate any person or hostel's background. Besides! If you as a volunteer cannot make an arranged stay then you must inform the hostel as soon as you realize you cannot go anymore.

We require all users to look at the policies for volunteering. Each country has different policies.

Third Party Site

The Service may permit you to link to other websites or resources on the Internet, and other websites or resources may contain links to the Site. When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. These other websites are not under The Adventure Collective’s control, and you acknowledge that The Adventure Collective is not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such websites or resources. The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by The Adventure Collective or any association with its operators. You further acknowledge and agree that The Adventure Collective shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Adventure Collective and its affiliated companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from (i) your access to or use of the Site, (ii) your violation of the Terms, (iii) your use of any products or services purchased or obtained by you in connection with the Site, or (iv) the infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. The Adventure Collective reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.

Disclaimer of Warranties

ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE (THE “CONTENT”) ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” FOR YOUR USE. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE ADVENTURE COLLECTIVE AND ITS AGENTS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THIS SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE CONTENT IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR RISK. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

THE ADVENTURE COLLECTIVE WON'T BE RESPONSIBLE IF YOU GET DAMAGED OR HARMED IN ANY WAY FROM THE INTERACTION WITH OTHER USERS IN ANY WAY. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU HAVE SOME PERSONAL/TRAVEL INSURANCE PRIOR TO YOUR TRIP. THE ADVENTURE COLLECTIVE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING ANY INSURANCE OR GUARANTEES FOR ADVENTURE WORKERS AND HOST & EMPLOYERS AND WE ACCEPT NO LIABILITY IN ANY WAY FOR WORK OR HOST RELATED INCIDENTS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. BY REGISTERING YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND ACCEPTED THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND THAT THEY HAVE SAME VALUE AS A SIGNED AGREEMENT CONTRACT

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE ADVENTURE COLLECTIVE OR ITS AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF THE ADVENTURE COLLECTIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THE ADVENTURE COLLECTIVE’S LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Verification and Screening

We do our best at verifying all information and screening and to make any inquiries we consider necessary to validate your identity. You must, at our request: (1) provide further information to us, which may include your date of birth and or other information that will allow us to reasonably identify you; (2) take steps to confirm ownership of your email address or financial instruments; or (3) verify your information against third party databases or through other sources.

You must also, at our request, provide copies of identification documents (such as your passport or drivers' license). We may also ask you to provide photographic identification holding a sign with a code that we provide has an additional identity verification step.

We reserve the right to close, suspend, or limit access to your Account, the Website in the event we are unable to obtain or verify to our satisfaction the information which we request under this section.

Severability and Integration

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and The Adventure Collective with respect to this Site and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications between you and The Adventure Collective with respect to this Site. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

Jurisdictions and Choice of Law

If there is any dispute arising out of the Website and/or the Service, by using the Website, you expressly agree that any such dispute shall be governed by the laws of Canada, without regard to its conflict of law provisions, and you expressly agree and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Courts of Quebec, Canada for the resolution of any such dispute.