General Terms and Conditions
These General Terms and Conditions are subdivided into:
II. General Terms and Conditions of Blackvoyageurs Ltd, London UK (intermediary)
III. General Terms and Conditions of the Supplier of tours and other tourist services (referred company)
Within the scope of an intermediary service, Blackvoyageurs Ltd shall provide the visitors and Suppliers of tours or tourist services with this booking Platform.
Furthermore, Blackvoyageurs Ltd shall also provide this booking Platform to certain cooperating partners (sub-agent/ distribution partner) for the booking of the Supplier’s tourist services. The use of this Platform by sub-agents or distribution partner requires a separate contractual agreement and is not permitted without the prior written authorization of Blackvoyageurs Ltd.
Contracts for tourist services are to be concluded directly between the users of this booking Platform and the Suppliers of tours or other tourist services. If users book services via a linked partner Platform or if a sub-intermediary makes a booking on behalf of a user of a connected partner Platform, a corresponding contract shall be concluded directly between this user and the Supplier. Blackvoyageurs Ltd is not a contract party with regards to the tourist services offered on this booking Platform.
1. Who operates this website?
Bookings through the Platform are subject to the General Terms and Conditions of Blackvoyageurs Ltd as well as the General Terms and Conditions of the Supplier of tours and other tourist.
3. No offer
The information on this Website is for general informational purposes only. Information on this Website does not constitute an offer binding to us. Binding agreements with suppliers of activities available on the Website require a booking request through the Blackvoyageurs Platform and the supplier's acceptance of the booking request according to the General Terms and Conditions of Blackvoyageurs Ltd.
4. No warranty
While Blackvoyageurs Ltd tries to ensure that the information in or through the Website is accurate, it does not provide any warranties, express or implied, in relation to its correctness, completeness, current, reliability, suitability for any purpose or otherwise (including for any information provided by third parties). Blackvoyageurs Ltd may change, add or remove information on the Website and its structure and functions at any time at its sole discretion,
Blackvoyageurs Ltd does not provide any warranties, express or implied, in relation to the availability of the Website or its functions, that the Website is free from defects, or that the Website and the infrastructure on which it runs is free from viruses and other harmful software. Moreover, Blackvoyageurs Ltd does not guarantee that information available on the Website has not been altered through technical defects or by unauthorized third parties.
5. Limitation of liability
Blackvoyageurs Ltd excludes its liability, and that of its agents and independent contractors, and its and their employees and officers, and its sub-agents or distribution partners for damages relating to your access to (or inability to access) the Website, or to any errors or omissions, or the results obtained from the use, of the Website, whatever the legal basis of such liability would be, except liability for damages caused willfully or through gross negligence, and only to the extent permitted by applicable law. Restrictions of liability do not apply within the scope of guarantees issued, in the event of an injury to life, limb or health or for claims based on product liability regulation.
6. Third party content, links to other websites
Blackvoyageurs Ltd does not assume any responsibility for third party content (including any activities available for booking requests, and information relating to such activities) that may be available through the Website, and for content linked to the Website or which are linked to from it or referred to. Blackvoyageurs Ltd does not recommend or endorse such content and will not have any liability relating to it. Where Blackvoyageurs Ltd links to third party websites, you use such websites at your own risk. We recommend reading the policies of these websites and review how these websites may process personally identiﬁable data relating to you. If you think we have illicit content on the Website, please send an email to [email protected]
7. Limited Blackvoyageurs App license
8. Intellectual property rights
As between you and Blackvoyageurs Ltd, the Website is and remains protected by copyright and/or any other intellectual property rights (including protection granted through unfair competition law). You acquire no rights in the Website, and in any names, trade names, and distinctive signs of any nature (including trademarks) published on the Website. You may access and view the Website, but not incorporate it into other websites, and not copy, present, license, publish, download, upload, send or make it perceptible in any other way without our prior written consent.
10. Applicable law and jurisdiction
The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply, excluding the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. If you have placed the order, as the consumer, and at the time of the order your normal place of residence is in another country, the application of the mandatory legal provisions of this country remain unaffected by the choice of law in clause 1. The exclusive place of jurisdiction is Paris, France, provided the user is a tradesperson as per the French Commercial Code or does not have a permanent place of residence in France when the suit is ﬁled. The legally-binding places of jurisdiction remain una ected by this.
II. Blackvoyageurs Ltd – User Terms and Conditions for the online offer of Blackvoyageurs Platform
1.1 Blackvoyageurs Ltd, 36 City walk apartments, London , United Kingdom runs an online offer comprises guided tours, cooking courses, sightseeing tours by bus, river barge trips, tickets for entry to sightseeing locations and other services. The offers are placed online by a range of local Suppliers around the world (hereinafter referred to as “Suppliers”) with whom the respective contract for tourist services is concluded (“service agreement”). The Suppliers’ services can be accessed via the Blackvoyageurs Platform and bookings can be made.
1.2 Blackvoyageurs Ltd approaches both, consumers and companies. For the purposes of these General Terms and Conditions, the following applies:
a. A “consumer” is any individual person who has concluded a contract for purposes which cannot be predominantly assigned to commercial or independent work activities
b. A “company” is a natural person or legal entity, or a partnership, which is performing its commercial or independent activities by concluding this contract.
c. The “user” denotes a natural person, unless this person has been explicitly registered with Blackvoyageurs Ltd as a legal entity. The actions and omissions that take place
during the registration of a legal entity are allocated to a natural individual, unless they are carried out within the framework of their power of attorney for the legal entity. The “user” subsequently also includes users referred by sub-agent or distribution partners.
2. Subject matter of part II of these General Terms and Conditions
These General Terms and Conditions apply to any use of the Blackvoyageurs Platform, such as via the internet and apps. The contractual relationship between the user and Blackvoyageurs Ltd generally only comprises the proper referral of users to the respective Supplier, or the transfer of data via users who are provided by a sub-agent. Blackvoyageurs Ltd does not appear itself as the organizer, lessor, seller or other contract partner with regards to the tourist service agreement with the user. Consequently, part II of the General Terms and Conditions of Blackvoyageurs Ltd shall apply to offers on the Blackvoyageurs Platform and the provision of users to the Supplier. Part II of the General Terms and Conditions applies to the use of Blackvoyageurs Platform by cooperating partners (sub-agents or distribution partners), subject to special contractual agreements concluded with the respective cooperating partner. The contractual conditions of the Supplier, as per part III of these General Terms and Conditions, apply to the respective tourist service agreement between the user and the Supplier.
3.1 The use of Blackvoyageurs Platform’s offer can generally be done anonymously.
3.2 Certain types of use of Blackvoyageurs Platform, such as the making of bookings, require registration. During registration, the user sends an electronic registration form and consents to the General Terms and Conditions. The registration with Blackvoyageurs Ltd is only concluded once a conﬁrmation is sent to the e-mail address speciﬁed by the user. Natural
3.3 The creation of more than one user account for the same natural individual or legal entity is not permitted. The user account cannot be transferred.
4. Services of Blackvoyageurs Ltd/Conclusion of contract
4.1 Once the user has entered his/her desired service on the Blackvoyageurs Platform (e.g. travel destination, type of tour, start time, number of participants & price options), Blackvoyageurs Ltd shall show the user the information about the Suppliers’ services (“service information“). Based on this information, the user can, where applicable after checking availability, make a contractual offer, by placing an offer, to be sent to the respective Supplier, whereby the sub-intermediates act on behalf of the referred user. This happens, after the selection and transfer to the shopping basket, by clicking on the button “conﬁrm and book”.
4.2 The user is bound to his/her binding offer for ﬁve working days. For more information see Section 5 of the General Terms and Conditions of the Supplier of tours and other tourist services in Part III.
4.3 Blackvoyageurs Ltd shall notify the user of the conditions of transport and business of the Supplier for their contractual relationship with the user and for their services. They can be found in the respective tenders. The user is responsible for meeting and complying with these conditions. The Supplier reserves the right to not allow the user to undertake an action, or to exclude it, if they do not meet the conditions. In this case the paid price shall not be refunded.
4.4 Blackvoyageurs Ltd shall provide the user with a booking conﬁrmation issued in the name of, and on behalf of, the Supplier, as well as a payment conﬁrmation. The use of the Blackvoyageurs Platform itself is essentially free of charge for the user. The costs for the technical access to the Blackvoyageurs Platform (e.g. internet access) are to be borne by the user. Blackvoyageurs Ltd is permitted to collect the invoiced amounts in the name of, and behalf of the Supplier.
4.5 Blackvoyageurs Ltd shall forward the user any data for the use of a Supplier’s service according to the applicable conditions (such as ticket data), once they have been received by the Supplier.
4.6 Blackvoyageurs Ltd assumes no guarantee for the accuracy of forwarded data, or for the performance of services by the Supplier, as all the information indicated and forwarded is based on data from Suppliers or third parties, which Blackvoyageurs Ltd cannot check in detail.
5. Payments on Blackvoyageurs
5.1 The service agreement concluded with the Supplier shall apply to the fees to be paid by the user for the services of the Supplier.
5.2 Blackvoyageurs Ltd is permitted to collect the invoiced amounts in the name of and on behalf of the Supplier, provided nothing else has been explicitly stated in the Supplier’s in the national currency of the user and the foreign currency claim can be converted based on the current exchange rate at the time the contract is concluded. Blackvoyageurs Ltd can charge the user a suitable conversion charge for this.
5.3 The contact partner, and contract partner, of the user in connection with the service agreement and its payment, is the respective Supplier. The user can only assert the repayment of a payment to the respective Supplier. A refund granted by the Supplier can also be processed by the Supplier via Blackvoyageurs Ltd. To simplify the process for the user, communication via Blackvoyageurs Platform is recommended.
5.4 To use the payment functions of Blackvoyageurs Ltd, the user has to register. The user has to enter correct payment information and update the details immediately in the event of changes. Blackvoyageurs Ltd can reject the payment method speciﬁed by the user. The user will be notiﬁed of the payment methods permitted for the respective service during the order process.
5.5 Upon the authorization of the payment, the user consents to his/her payment information being used for the collection of payments by the creditor. Blackvoyageurs Ltd reserves the right to make the use of the payment function of Blackvoyageurs Ltd dependent on a check of the credit rating of the user.
5.6 If the user uses a credit card issued in the US for the payment transaction, the payment is processed by Blackvoyageurs Operations Inc., a subsidiary of Blackvoyageurs Ltd. US users can get in touch with the Blackvoyageurs customer support for the US as set out in the contact area of the Blackvoyageurs website.
5.7 If the user uses a credit card issued in Australia for the payment transaction, the payment is processed by Blackvoyageurs Australia Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary of Blackvoyageurs Ltd. Australian users can get in touch with the Blackvoyageurs customer support for Australia as set out in the contact area of the Blackvoyageurs website.
6. Pricing of Blackvoyageurs Ltd
6.1 All prices on Blackvoyageurs are quoted per person and include VAT and all other taxes. Local taxes may be charged on site.
6.2 These prices speciﬁed by the Suppliers may be subjected to special conditions, for example with regards to cancellation and the refunding of payments made. Before making the booking, please check precisely whether the respective service agreement is subject to separate conditions.
7. The best price guarantee of Blackvoyageurs Ltd
7.1 Blackvoyageurs Ltd would like the user to pay the lowest possible price for the respective service. If the users ﬁnd the offer they have booked via Blackvoyageurs Ltd with the same conditions (town/city, number of people, availability) and at a lower price online, Blackvoyageurs Ltd shall pay the user, on a voluntary basis, the difference
8. Duties and obligations of the user
8.1 The user shall keep the registration data (user login and password) secret and not allow third parties access to Blackvoyageurs Portal using his/her registration data. The user shall be accountable for all use of his/her user account on Blackvoyageurs Portal.
8.2 After receiving the service information, the user can send any orders to Blackvoyageurs Deutschland GmbH for forwarding to the Supplier.
8.3 The user shall exempt Blackvoyageurs Ltd from third-party claims based on his/her use of the Blackvoyageurs Platform, unless they are the fault of Blackvoyageurs Ltd.
9. Availability and warranty
9.1 There is no claim for availability, quality or service features, or technical support for the Blackvoyageurs Platform. Blackvoyageurs Ltd can redesign, reduce or suspend their online portal Blackvoyageurs at any time, at its discretion. Existing agreements of the user with a Supplier, as well as the execution of these agreements, remain unaffected by these changes.
9.2 Blackvoyageurs Ltd makes no guarantee or warranty for the accuracy or completeness of data provided by third parties (such as Suppliers).
9.3 Blackvoyageurs Ltd makes no guarantee or warranty for the services provided by the Suppliers. The contact partner of the user in the event of questions and claims in connection with a service agreement and its execution is the respective Supplier.
9.4 Provided Blackvoyageurs Ltd does not have any obligation to the user, Blackvoyageurs Ltd also provides no guarantee.
10. Liability of Blackvoyageurs Ltd
10.1 If Blackvoyageurs Ltd has not assumed a corresponding contractual obligation by means of an explicit agreement with the user, it is not liable for the realization of corresponding agreements with Suppliers in line with the booking request of the user.
10.2 Without explicit agreement or an assurance of this kind, Blackvoyageurs Ltd is not liable for defects in the performance of the service and personal or material damage incurred by the user in connection with the travel service provided, concerning the services provided. If several tourist services are provided (in accordance with the legal term “package holidays”) this does not apply, unless Blackvoyageurs Ltd gives the impression, as per Section 651a, paragraph 2, BGB that it performs the intended travel services under its own responsibility.
10.3 Any liability of Blackvoyageurs Ltd due to the culpable violation of obligations in the brokering of contracts remains unaffected by the aforementioned conditions.
10.4 The liability of Blackvoyageurs Ltd for contractual claims of the user is limited to any violation of a key obligation, which needs to be fulﬁlled in order to allow the proper execution of the brokering agreement or the violation of which endangers the fulﬁlment of the contractual purpose liability for damage incurred by the user due to the injury to life, limb or health, which is based on a negligent breach of duty by Blackvoyageurs Ltd or a vicarious agent of Blackvoyageurs Ltd liability of Blackvoyageurs Ltd for other damage incurred by the user due to a grossly negligent breach of duty by Blackvoyageurs Ltd or a willful or grossly- negligent breach of duty by a legal representative or vicarious agent of Blackvoyageurs Ltd.
10.5 For ordinary negligence, Blackvoyageurs Ltd is only liable for the violation of a key contractual obligation and only for foreseeable and typical damage. Key contractual obligations are obligations which need to be fulﬁlled to make the proper execution of the contract possible and whereby the user can regularly rely on them being met.
10.6 Restrictions of liability do not apply within the scope of guarantees issued, in the event of an injury to life, limb or health or for claims based on the product liability law.
Users can cancel their registration on Blackvoyageurs Portal at any time by blocking their user account. Blackvoyageurs Ltd can cancel a registration unilaterally with one week’s notice. Claims which have arisen before this is done, remain unaffected. The right to extraordinary cancellation remains unaffected.
12. Evaluation function of Blackvoyageurs Ltd
12.1 Users have the opportunity to have personal inﬂuence on the content of Blackvoyageurs Platform by writing travel reports in the form of evaluations, or uploading pictures (“user content”). Users are fully responsible for the user content they provide. They ensure that the content is correct and guarantee that the content does not contain any misleading or illegal statements or details. Furthermore, the users guarantee that the content does not violate third-party rights. Under no circumstance and in no way does Blackvoyageurs Ltd make user content its own, it merely provides a Platform.
12.2 Blackvoyageurs Ltd can use the user content in various ways. This includes displaying it on the website, reformatting, editing for more clarity or better grammar, incorporation into adverts or other work.violates the Blackvoyageurs Ltd principles for content, in the opinion of Blackvoyageurs Ltd. Blackvoyageurs Ltd is not obliged to store copies of user content or provide copies thereof. Blackvoyageurs Ltd does not guarantee the conﬁdentiality of user content.
12.4 Blackvoyageurs Ltd and its distribution partners or sub-agents can display adverts and other information together or next to the user content on the website and other media. Users have no claim to remuneration for these adverts. Subject to changes regarding the type and scope of these advertising measures. The user does not need to be especially notiﬁed of this.
12.5 The users shall fully indemnify Blackvoyageurs Ltd and its distribution partner or sub-agents from all third-party claims (incl. suitable costs for legal prosecution and defense) at ﬁrst request, which these third parties assert against Blackvoyageurs Ltd concerning the user content provided by the user. This also applies if the contested content can no longer be accessed on Blackvoyageurs Platform. This does not apply if Blackvoyageurs Ltd is responsible for the legal violation. In the event of recourse by third parties, users have to immediately, truthfully and completely provide Blackvoyageurs Ltd with all the information necessary to verify the claims and defend them.
13. Data protection
13.1 Blackvoyageurs Ltd collects and uses personal data of users to the extent that is necessary for the creation, design of content or modiﬁcation of the contractual conditions for Blackvoyageurs Ltd between the user and Blackvoyageurs Ltd.
13.2 If Blackvoyageurs Ltd is involved in the communication for a service agreement between the user and the respective Supplier, it shall transfer the data required for this agreement to the respective Supplier. This Supplier processes and uses the data to initiate, conclude and execute the contract on its own responsibility. The identity of the respective Supplier can be taken from the booking dialogue.
13.3 Further information can be found in the data protection conditions of Blackvoyageurs Ltd at https://blackvoyageurs.comprivacy-policy
14. Changes to these General Terms and Conditions
14.1 Blackvoyageurs Ltd reserves the right to change these General Terms and Conditions at any time and without stating the reasons. Blackvoyageurs Ltd will only make changes a ecting the user, which the user must agree to in consideration of mutual interests. This concerns, for example, cases where the equivalence principle has been disturbed, as well as loopholes and changes in legislation. The amended conditions will be sent to the users by e-mail at the latest two weeks before they come into effect. If a user does not reject the validity of the new General Terms and Conditions within two weeks of the receipt of the e-mail, the amended General Terms and Conditions are deemed to have been accepted. Blackvoyageurs Ltd
14.2 These Terms and Conditions can be amended at any time and without notice for future intermediation of contracts with Supplier. The respective conditions valid for each individual contract conclusion shall apply.
15. Other provisions
15.1 These General Terms and Conditions represent the whole agreement between Blackvoyageurs Ltd and the user. No additional agreements exist.
15.2 The law of the Republic of France shall apply, excluding the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. If you have placed the order, as the consumer, and at the time of the order your normal place of residence is in another country, the application of the mandatory legal provisions of this country remain unaffected by the choice of law in clause 1. The exclusive place of jurisdiction is Paris (France), even if the user is a tradesperson as per the French Commercial Code or does not have a permanent place of residence in France when the suit is ﬁled. The legally binding places of jurisdiction remain unaffected by this.
15.3 If provisions of these General Terms and Conditions are or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the rest of the provisions.
Blackvoyageurs Ltd 31 Perry Vale SE23 London United Kingdom
III. General Terms and Conditions of the Supplier of tours and other tourist services
Part III of these General Terms and Conditions applies to all contracts concluded between the Suppliers and the users via the Blackvoyageurs Platform. This also applies, if access to the Blackvoyageurs Platform is provided via a cooperating partner (sub- agent, distribution partner).
2. Truthful details
The details transferred via the Blackvoyageurs Platform must be truthful. The Supplier reserves the right to withdraw from the contract or to exclude users from participating in the service and to demand compensation amounting to the cancellation costs as per Section 11 of part III of the General Terms and Conditions of Supplier of tours and other tourist services, if defective details are provided by the user.
3. Arrival at meeting point and compliance with conditions
You are responsible for arriving on time at the notiﬁed meeting point. If you are travelling to an activity from abroad, you are responsible for having the necessary travel documents (passport etc.), and for observing the health regulations etc.
4. Additional terms and conditions
If Supplier includes in addition to these General Terms and Conditions of Supplier of tours and other tourist services of Part III further participation or transport or other terms in a contract with you, you are responsible for observing these additional terms. The Supplier reserves the right to exclude participants from the activity if they do not meet these conditions.
5. Binding nature of the request
The contract between you or the user you have referred, and the Supplier comes into e ect upon the acceptance of your binding request by the Supplier. When you book a tour or another activity, you make the Supplier a binding offer which you, or the user you have referred, are bound to for ﬁve working days. If the Supplier accepts your offer within this period of time, the contract comes into binding e ect. You, or the user referred by you, receives notiﬁcation of this by e-mail.
The agreed total price for the service we have provided is due upon the conclusion of the contract.
7. Notes on the right of revocation
The Supplier points out that according to legal provisions (section 312, paragraph (2), no. 4, 312g, paragraph 2, clause 1, no. 9, BGB), contracts for tourism services which are concluded as remote selling (i.e. via the Blackvoyageurs Platform) do not have a right of revocation, but merely the legal rights to withdraw and cancel the contract.
8. Self-responsibility for insurance
The price of the services does not include insurance. You are responsible for providing sufficient insurance protection. The requirement for insurance depends on the activity booked.
9. Unpaid services
Supplier is permitted to withdraw from the contract and charge you, or the user you have referred, for the withdrawal costs as per point 11.
10. Exchange of messages
All messages between you, or the user you have referred, and the Supplier shall be done via the Blackvoyageurs Platform. In the interest of quick processing, it is recommended to exclusively use the forms provided by Blackvoyageurs Ltd.
11. Cancellation guidelines
11.1 If you reject (cancel) the activity, the cancellation conditions stated in the product description as well as on your voucher apply. Blackvoyageurs Ltd advises the user to carefully read the information in the product description.
11.2 Provided there are no deviating cancellation conditions in the product description of your Supplier, the following cancellation fees will be charged by the Supplier of the tourist services: a. Up to 24 hours before the start of the activity: full refund
b. Less than 24 hours before the start of the activity or in the event of a no-show: no refund
11.3 You, or the user you have referred, are free to prove to the Supplier that they have not incurred any damage, or substantially less damage than the fee charged by the Supplier.
11.4 The Supplier reserves the right to request higher, speciﬁc compensation instead of the aforementioned ﬂat-rate fees, if the Supplier can prove that it has incurred much higher expenses than the respectively applicable ﬂat-rate fee. In this case the Supplier is obliged to provide speciﬁc ﬁgures and evidence of the compensation requested, taking into account the saved expenses and any other use of the services.
11.5 The refund is done using the same payment method. In the event of credit cards which are charged monthly, the amount shall be credited at the end of the current invoicing period. The exact time of the refund depends on the user’s credit card agreement. The refund by bank transfer shall be done within seven bank working days.
12. Extraordinary cancellation
The Supplier can cancel the activity on the agreed date without observing a period of notice, if weather conditions, official measures, strikes or other unforeseeable or unavoidable external conditions (in particular force majeure) make the execution of the activity impossible, make it considerably more di cult or endanger it. In this case the paid price is refunded.
13. Exclusion of participation
someone else or in any other way make the activity impossible in the long-term. This applies accordingly to a user you have referred. In these cases, the paid price cannot be refunded.
14. Changes to the program
Furthermore, the Supplier reserves the right to make non-essential changes to the program, if this is necessary due to unforeseeable or unavoidable conditions.
15. Further conditions
Further conditions or deviating conditions can be found in the respective tenders.
16. Time zone
For calculations of the time and deadlines, the time zone of the Supplier is authoritative.
17. Liability of the Supplier of the tour or the tourism service
The Supplier is liable in accordance with the applicable law for its services, whereby the liability, if permitted according to the applicable law, is excluded.
18. Change to these General Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions of the Supplier of tours and other tourist services of Part III can be amended at any time and without notice for future bookings. The respective conditions valid for each individual booking shall apply. The user has no claim for future bookings based on the existing conditions.
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