Last revised on: March 6, 2017
The website located at http://luxurylink.com/ and its subdomains (“Luxury Link”) (“Site”) is copyrighted work belonging to Luxury Link, LLC (“Company”, “us”, and “we”). The Site provides travel related services (“Services”).
By accessing or using the Site or Services, you are accepting this agreement and you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this agreement. You may not access or use the Site or Services or accept the agreement if you are not at least 18 years old. If you do not agree with all the provisions of this agreement, do not access and/or use the Site or Services. Certain features of the Services or Site may be subject to additional guidelines, terms, or rules, which will be posted on the Service or Site in connection with such features. All such additional terms, guidelines, and rules are incorporated by reference into this agreement. To the extent any of such terms conflict with the terms in this agreement, the later terms shall govern.
These terms require the use of arbitration in section 12.3 on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than jury trials or class actions, and also limit the remedies available to you in the event of a dispute.
1.1 Company Accounts. To use certain features of the Services (e.g., bid on a hotel room through an auction), you must register for an account with the Company (“Account”) and provide certain information about yourself as prompted by the Site registration form. You represent and warrant that: (a) all required registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; and (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information. You may delete your Account at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account login information and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree to immediately notify the Company of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security. The Company cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements. You may not have more than one Account.
2. Travel Specific Terms
2.1 Luxury Link Terms. Luxury Link offers Vacation Packages, Hotel Deals and Room Nights (“Packages”) that include accommodations for a specified number of nights. All Packages are subject to the terms below, as well as their specific details and booking terms and conditions as provided with the Auction descriptions (“Booking Conditions”), e.g., room availability, blackouts, restrictions, and fees (such Booking Conditions are incorporated into this Agreement by this reference). Please review the Booking Conditions to understand what costs are included with the purchased Packages.
(a) General Rules. The following terms apply to Auctions. For Auction Packages, you bid on the Packages without selecting specific travel dates, unless specified otherwise. When you submit an Auction bid, we will ask for your maximum bid, and we will automatically bid against other bidders on your behalf, all the way up to your maximum bid. Bids are non-retractable. Some auctions may allow you to purchase the package for a fixed price without bidding (“Buy Now”). To bid or Buy Now, you will be prompted to enter your credit card information if we do not already have it on file. If you are the highest bidder at the close of the Auction or you Buy Now (if applicable), you will win the Auction, and we will charge your credit card for such bid price or Buy Now fixed price (either per package or per room night, as specified in the auction terms) and send you a confirmation email. If you win the Auction, you are obligated to purchase the Auction Packages (even though the travel dates are not guaranteed). Auctions are non-refundable. All Packages are subject to hotel availability. There is no guarantee that your preferred travel dates will be available. All reservations must be made through the Third Party Suppliers (“Suppliers”) who provide the Packages. If applicable, the confirmation email will contain a link for you to submit your preferred travel dates within the valid travel period as set forth in the Booking Conditions; once you submit your preferred dates, if your preferred dates are available, the Supplier will secure your reservation on your behalf. If they are unable to secure your preferred dates, you may provide alternate dates or contact the Suppliers to discuss alternative dates that are available.
(b) Reservations. Once you purchase Auction Packages, your email receipt will confirm the number of nights purchased as well as any additional taxes or fees which may be payable directly to the hotel. You are not required to pay the Supplier an additional amount for the Packages, unless otherwise stated in the Booking Conditions. It is your responsibility to contact the Supplier directly to coordinate reservations per the instructions provided with confirmation. Any unused Packages are not refundable.
(d) Your General Responsibilities. The following terms apply to Packages acquired through an Auction:
(i) You are responsible for passports, visas, health requirements and travel insurance. Luxury Link is not responsible for researching or obtaining passports, visas, health requirements or travel insurance. You are fully accountable for obtaining all documents and immunizations necessary to complete your travel. Keep in mind that requirements often vary for citizens of different countries. Make sure to gather information well in advance.
(ii) A credit card may be required upon hotel check-in to cover any incidental room charges or for security purposes.
(iii) Auction Packages are not valid to replace existing reservations, and may not be combined with any other promotions offered by third parties or the Supplier itself. Auction Packages may not be resold or transferred without expressed permission from the Company.
(iv) You agree to abide by the terms and conditions imposed by any Supplier with whom you elect to deal, including payment of all amounts when due and compliance with the Supplier’s rules and restrictions regarding minimum age, maximum occupancy, pet policies, child policies and use of services. Please contact the Supplier directly for these terms and conditions. You agree that any violation of any such Supplier’s terms and conditions may result in cancellation of your reservation(s), in your being denied access to the applicable travel product or services, in your forfeiting any monies paid for such reservation(s), and/or in our debiting your account for any costs we incur as a result of such violation.
(v) Luxury Link reserves the right to retract your bid if we believe you are using our products for commercial resale. The auctions offered on the Luxury Link site are strictly for consumer consumption and not commercial resale. If multiple auctions are bid on by the same bidder during the same sell period, Luxury Link reserves the right to require credit card pre-authorization and customer verification, as this type of activity could be deemed as suspicious by the credit card companies.
(vi) Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement and for the avoidance of doubt, the Supplier of the Packages (and not the Company) is solely responsible for collecting all applicable taxes and otherwise complying with applicable tax laws in connection with the Packages. Such taxes may or may not be included in the Auction price (please see the Booking Conditions for more information).
3. Certain Important Disclaimers and Releases
3.1 Suppliers, and not the Company, provide the Packages available through our site. We make no warranties regarding the Packages or Suppliers. Packages are provided “as is” and you book Packages at your own risk. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before booking any Packages. In no event, shall we (or our Suppliers) be liable to you or any third party for any losses or damages whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of the Packages or your interaction with any Suppliers, including any bodily injury, death, or property damage or loss. Our sole role is to facilitate the availability of the Site and Services. Your interactions with Suppliers and the terms governing such interactions are solely between you and such Suppliers. If there is a dispute between you and any Supplier, we are under no obligation to become involved. The foregoing disclaimer shall not limit the more general disclaimers in sections 10 and 11.
3.2 You hereby release and forever discharge us (and our officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns) from, and hereby waive and release, each and every past, present and future dispute, claim, controversy, demand, right, obligation, liability, action and cause of action of every kind and nature (including personal injuries, death, and property damage), that has arisen or arises directly or indirectly out of, or relates directly or indirectly to, any interactions or transactions with, or act or omission of, the Suppliers or your use of any Packages.
3.3 If you are a California resident, you hereby waive California civil code section 1542 in connection with the foregoing, which states: “a general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”
4. Acceptable Use Policy
The following sets forth the Company’s “Acceptable Use Policy”:
4.1 Other Restrictions. You agree not to use the Site or Services to: (a) upload, transmit, or distribute any computer viruses, worms, or any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data; (b) send unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages, whether commercial or otherwise; (c) harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other users, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; (d) interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on servers or networks connected to the Site or Services or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; (e) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site or Services, other computer systems or networks connected to or used together with the Site or Services, through password mining or other means; (f) harass or interfere with another user’s use and enjoyment of the Site or Services; (g) introduce software or automated agents or scripts to the Site or Services so as to produce multiple accounts, generate automated searches, requests and queries, or to strip, scrape, or mine data from the Site or Services; (h) impersonate any person or entity or falsify or misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity; or (i) display, mirror, or frame the Site.
4.2 We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to investigate and/or take appropriate action against you in our sole discretion (including terminating your Account and/or reporting you to law enforcement authorities) if you violate the Acceptable Use Policy or any other provision of this Agreement or otherwise create liability for us or any other person.
5.1 License. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Company grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, license to use the Site and Services for your personal use.
5.2 Certain Restrictions. The rights granted to you in this Agreement are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, or otherwise commercially exploit the Site or Services; (b) you shall not modify, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Site or Services; (c) you shall not access the Site or Services in order to build a similar or competitive service; and (d) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Site or Services may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means. Any future release, update, or other addition to functionality of the Site or Services shall be subject to the terms of this Agreement. All copyright and other proprietary notices on any Site or Services content must be retained on all copies thereof.
5.3 Modification. Company reserves the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Site or Services or any part thereof with or without notice. You agree that Company will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Site or Services or any part thereof.
5.4 Feedback. If you provide Company any feedback or suggestions regarding the Site or Services (“Feedback”), you hereby assign to Company all rights in the Feedback and agree that Company shall have the right to use such Feedback and related information in any manner it deems appropriate. Company will treat any Feedback you provide to Company as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You agree that you will not submit to Company any information or ideas that you consider to be confidential or proprietary.
5.5 Ownership. You acknowledge that all the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, in the Site and Services are owned by Company or Company’s licensors. The provision of the Site and Services does not transfer to you or any third party any rights, title or interest in or to such intellectual property rights. Company and its suppliers reserve all rights not granted in this Agreement.
You agree to indemnify and hold Company (and its officers, employees, and agents) harmless, including costs and attorneys’ fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of (i) your use of the Site or Services, (ii) your interaction with any other user, (iii) your violation of this Agreement or applicable laws, and (iv) your use of any Packages (including any personal injury, death, or property damage or loss). The Company reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of the Company. The Company will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
7. Third Party Sites and Ads
The Site might contain links to third party websites, services, and advertisements for third parties (collectively, “Third Party Sites & Ads”), including Hotel Booking Partners. Hotel Booking Partners are suppliers of Packages that you may access through links provided by the Company within the Site, including the Comparison tabs of the Auction Site. Such Third Party Sites and Ads are not under the control of the Company, and the Company is not responsible for any Third Party Sites and Ads. The Company provides these Third Party Sites and Ads only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third Party Sites and Ads. You use all Third Party Sites and Ads at your own risk. When you link to a Third Party Site and Ad, the applicable third party’s terms and policies apply, including the third party’s privacy and data gathering practices. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction in connection with such Third Party Sites and Ads.
8. Term and Termination
Subject to this Section, this Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Site or Services. We may (a) suspend your rights to use the Site and/or Services (including your Account) or (b) terminate this Agreement, at any time for any reason at our sole discretion, including for any use of the Site or Services in violation of this Agreement. Upon termination of this Agreement, your Account and right to access and use the Site and Services will terminate immediately. The Company will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any termination of this Agreement, including for termination of your Account. Even after this Agreement is terminated, the following provisions of this Agreement will remain in effect: Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12.
The site and services are provided “as-is” and “as available” and we (and our suppliers) expressly disclaim any warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including the warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment, accuracy, or non-infringement. We (and our suppliers) make no warranty that the site or services: (a) will meet your requirements; (b) will be available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis; or (c) will be accurate, reliable, free of viruses or other harmful code, complete, legal, or safe.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
10. Limitation on Liability
In no event, shall we (and our suppliers) be liable to you or any third party for any lost profit or any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages arising from or relating to this agreement or your use of, or inability to use, the site or services, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Access to, and use of, the site and services are at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data resulting therefrom. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, our (and our suppliers’) liability to you for any damages arising from or related to this agreement (for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action), will at all times be limited to the greater of (a) fifty us dollars ($50) or (b) company service fee amounts you have paid company in the prior 12 months (if any). The existence of more than one claim will not enlarge this limit.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental of consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you and you may also have other legal rights that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
11. Copyright Policy
Company respects the intellectual property of others and asks that users of our Site and Services do the same. In connection with our Site and Services, we have adopted and implemented a policy respecting copyright law that provides for the removal of any infringing materials and for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users of our online Site and Services who are repeat infringers of intellectual property rights, including copyrights. If you believe that one of our users is, through the use of our Site and Services, unlawfully infringing the copyright(s) in a work, and wish to have the allegedly infringing material removed, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) must be provided to our designated Copyright Agent:
1. your physical or electronic signature;
2. identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim to have been infringed;
3. identification of the material on our services that you claim is infringing and that you request us to remove;
4. sufficient information to permit us to locate such material;
5. your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
6. a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the objectionable material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or under the law; and
7. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are either the owner of the copyright that has allegedly been infringed or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Please note that, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), any misrepresentation of material fact (falsities) in a written notification automatically subjects the complaining party to liability for any damages, costs and attorney’s fees incurred by us in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement.
The designated Copyright Agent for Company is:
Luxury Link, LLC
2307 West Broward Blvd, Suite 400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
12.1 No Support or Maintenance. You acknowledge and agree that Company will have no obligation to provide you with any support or maintenance in connection with the Site or Services.
12.3 Dispute Resolution. PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
(a) Any and all controversies, disputes, demands, counts, claims, or causes of action (including the interpretation and scope of this clause, and the arbitrability of the controversy, dispute, demand, count, claim, or cause of action) between you and the Company and our employees, agents, successors, or assigns, regarding or relating to these the Site, Services or this Agreement, shall exclusively be settled through binding and confidential arbitration.
(b) Arbitration shall be subject to the Federal Arbitration Act and not any state arbitration law. The arbitration shall be conducted before one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving commercial contract disputes from the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or JAMS. As modified by this Agreement, and unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties in writing, the arbitration will be governed by the AAA’s or JAMS’s rules for commercial arbitration and, if the arbitrator deems them applicable, the procedures for consumer-related disputes.
(c) You are thus GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT to assert or defend your rights EXCEPT for matters that may be taken to small claims court. Your rights will be determined by a NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR and NOT a judge or jury. You are entitled to a FAIR HEARING, BUT the arbitration procedures are SIMPLER AND MORE LIMITED THAN RULES APPLICABLE IN COURT. Arbitrator decisions are as enforceable as any court order and are subject to VERY LIMITED REVIEW BY A COURT.
(d) You and we must abide by the following rules: (1) ANY CLAIMS BROUGHT BY YOU OR US MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTIES’ INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING; (2) THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS, MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING, AND MAY NOT AWARD CLASS-WIDE RELIEF, (3) in the event that you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to costs of litigation, we will pay as much of your filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive as compared to the cost of litigation, (4) we also reserve the right in our sole and exclusive discretion to assume responsibility for all of the costs of the arbitration; (5) the arbitrator shall honor claims of privilege and privacy recognized at law; (6) the arbitrator’s award shall be final and may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction; (7) the arbitrator may award any individual relief or individual remedies that are permitted by applicable law; and (8) each side pays its own attorneys’ fees and expenses unless there is a statutory provision that requires the prevailing party to be paid its fees’ and litigation expenses, and then in such instance, the fees and costs awarded shall be determined by the applicable law.
(e) Notwithstanding the foregoing, either you or we may bring an individual action in small claims court. Further, claims of infringement or misappropriation of the other party’s patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret shall not be subject to this arbitration agreement. Such claims shall be exclusively brought in the state or federal courts located in Broward County, Florida. Additionally, notwithstanding this agreement to arbitrate, either party may seek emergency equitable relief before the state or federal courts located in Broward County, Florida in order to maintain the status quo pending arbitration, and hereby agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Broward County, Florida for such purpose. A request for interim measures shall not be deemed a waiver of the right to arbitrate.
(f) With the exception of subparts (1) and (2) in the paragraph 12.3(d) above (prohibiting arbitration on a class or collective basis), if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the Agreement, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, either subparts (1) and (2) in the paragraph 12.3(d) (prohibiting arbitration on a class or collective basis) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither you nor we shall be entitled to arbitration. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, the dispute shall be exclusively brought in state or federal court in Broward County, Florida.
(g) Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, if we seek to terminate the Dispute Resolution section as included in the Agreement, any such termination shall not be effective until 30 days after the version of the Agreement not containing the agreement to arbitrate is posted to the Site, and shall not be effective as to any claim of which you provided the Company with written notice prior to the date of termination.
(h) For more information on AAA, its Rules and Procedures, and how to file an arbitration claim, you may call AAA at 800-778-7879 or visit the AAA website at http://www.adr.org. For more information on JAMS, it’s Rules and Procedures, and how to file an arbitration claim, you may call JAMS at 800-352-5267 or visit the JAMS website at http://www.jamsadr.com.
(i) Any and all controversies, disputes, demands, counts, claims, or causes of action between you and the Company and our employees, agents, successors, or assigns, regarding or relating to these the Site, Services or this Agreement, shall exclusively be governed by the internal laws of the State of Florida, without regard to its choice of law rules and without regard to conflicts of laws principles except that the arbitration provision shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.
12.4 Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Site and Services. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The word including means including without limitation. If any provision of this Agreement is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of this Agreement will be unimpaired and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law. Your relationship to Company is that of an independent contractor, and neither party is an agent or partner of the other. This Agreement, and your rights and obligations herein, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated, or otherwise transferred by you without Company’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void. Company may freely assign this Agreement. The terms of this Agreement shall be binding upon assignees.
12.5 Copyright/Trademark Information. All contents of this Site are: © 2017, Luxury Link LLC All rights reserved. All trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Site are our property or the property of other third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party which may own the Marks.
12.6 Electronic Communications. The communications between you and the Company use electronic means, whether you use the Service or send us emails, or whether the Company posts notices on the Service or communicates with you via email. For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from the Company in an electronic form; and (b) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that the Company provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if they were in a hardcopy writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights
12.7 Contact Information:
Luxury Link, LLC
2307 West Broward Blvd, Suite 400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
State of Florida
Seller of Travel
Registration No: 2056321-40