TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Welcome to VastTrips

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of the VastTrips website.

LOCATION

VastTrips is located in Kingston, Jamaica. Our mailing address is:

Unit #19, 34 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica

By accessing this website, we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use VastTrips's website if you do not accept all the terms and conditions stated on this page.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this website is to help travelers in getting vacation rentals and tours. This includes determining the availability of properties/tours as well as making legitimate personal booking inquiries and payment transactions. The use of this website for any other purpose is strictly prohibited.

This website is offered to you upon your acceptance of these terms and conditions (collectively, the "Agreement"). When you access any aspect of this website you are bounded by the Agreement. It is recommended that you read all the terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any of the terms, then you should not use this website. We reserve the right to modify these conditions without prior notice. It is advised that you return to this page periodically to see the updates. Updated terms are also displayed once logged in.

 

SUMMARY OF AGREEMENT

1) VastTrips assist travelers in finding vacation rentals and tours. It is to be noted that we are not a travel agency, nor do we own any of the listings. The listed properties and tours belong to owners from around the globe. All aspects of the transaction will be handled by the owners except for payments, alterations and cancellations.

2) As a Host, once you accept this Agreement you are always obligated to provide accurate information about your listings. You also give us the right to publish and use this information.

 

DEFINITIONS

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of Jamaica. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

 

WEBSITE IS A VENUE AND WE ARE NOT A PARTY TO ANY TRANSACTIONS

We do not manage or own any of the listed vacation rentals. This website is solely for the purpose of vacation rental and tour services for travelers, property owners and tour providers. All users should read all information listed by the Hosts before making any reservation.

 

We do not take responsibility for the communications between the traveler and the Host. All aspects of the listing will be handled by the Host. This means that the accuracy of the listing, price as well as the quality is determined by the Host.

Several Listings may require approval from VastTrips before it can be viewed by potential customers. These listings include Airport Transfers, Activities and Events.

Once approval is given, the Host/Listing Manager will have access to adjust the listing. This review process ensures that all required documentations are submitted.

Please note that we assume no liability for legal compliance pertaining to listings on VastTrips. We are legally obligated to provide information about your listing in cases of governmental investigations.

 

USE OF THE WEBSITE

As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant that (i) you are at least 18 years of age; (ii) you possess the legal authority to create a binding legal obligation; (iii) you will use this Website in accordance with these Terms of Use; (iv) you will only use this Website to make legitimate reservations for you or for another person for whom you are legally authorized to act; (v) you will inform such other persons about the terms that apply to the reservations you have made on their behalf, including all Supplier rules and restrictions applicable thereto; (vi) all information supplied by you on this Website is true, accurate, current and complete, and (vii) if you have a VastTrips account, you will safeguard your account information and will supervise and be completely responsible for any use of your account by you and anyone other than you. We retain the right at our sole discretion to deny access to anyone to this Website and the services we offer, at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, for violation of these Terms of Use.

Subject to your compliance with this Terms of Use, VastTrips grants to you a limited license to access and use this Website as described herein. VastTrips or its licensors or content providers retain full and complete title to the Content available on the Website, including all associated intellectual property rights, and provide this Content to you under a license that is revocable at any time in VastTrips’s sole discretion. You are solely responsible for compliance with any and all applicable laws, rules, regulations and local ordinances, including without limitation, necessary permits (collectively, “Regulations”) that may apply to your use of the Content or the Website, and VastTrips strictly prohibits any use of the Content or the Website that is non-compliant or in violation of these Terms of Use, including but not limited to: (i) any downloading, copying or other use of the Content (unless you own or have rights to the Content) or the Website for purposes competitive to VastTrips or for the benefit of another vendor or any third party (except as expressly permitted by the Website); (ii) any caching, unauthorized linking to the Website or the framing of any Content available on the Website; (iii) any modification, distribution, transmission, performance, broadcast, publication, uploading, licensing, reverse engineering, transfer or sale of, or the creation of derivative works from, any Content, products or services obtained from the Website that you do not have a right to make available (such as the intellectual property of another party); (iv) any uploading, posting or transmitting of any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer; (v) using any hardware or software intended to surreptitiously intercept or otherwise obtain any information (such as system data or personal information) from the Website (including, but not limited to the use of any “scraping” or other data mining techniques, robots or similar data gathering and extraction tools); or (vi) any action that imposes or may impose (in VastTrips’s sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on VastTrips’s infrastructure, or damage or interfere with the proper working of our infrastructure. VastTrips uses Google Maps Geocoding API. By using the Website, you agree to be bound by Google’s Terms of Service located at: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/

You are responsible for obtaining access to the Website, and that access may involve third-party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Website. You may not bypass any measures that have been implemented to prevent or restrict access to this Website. Any unauthorized access to the Website by you (including any such access or use that involves in any way an account you may establish on the Website or any device you may use to access the Website) shall terminate the permission or license granted to you by VastTrips. VastTrips reserves the right to refuse or cancel any registration for this Website, remove any person from the Website and prohibit any person from using the Website for any reason whatsoever, and to limit or terminate your access to or use of the Website at any time without notice. VastTrips neither warrants nor represents that your use of the Content available on this Website will not infringe rights of third parties not affiliated with VastTrips. Termination of your access or use will not waive or affect any other right or relief to which VastTrips may be entitled, at law or in equity.

VastTrips may, in its sole discretion, choose to not process or to cancel your order in certain circumstances. This may occur, for example, when the product or service you wish to purchase is out of stock or has been mispriced, we suspect the request is fraudulent, or in other circumstances VastTrips deems appropriate in its sole discretion. VastTrips also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take steps to verify your identity to process your order. VastTrips will either not charge you or refund the charges for orders that we do not process or cancel.

VastTrips accepts returns on certain merchandise on a case-by-case basis. For VastTrips's Return Policy, which may change from time to time, please see https://www.VastTrips.com/returns.

VastTrips attempts to provide accurate descriptions of products and services on the Website. VastTrips does not warrant, however, that the descriptions are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. If a product or service offered on the Website is not as described, your sole remedy is to return the item, as specified in these Terms of Use.

 

YOUR SUBMISSIONS

Any creative or original materials or any other creative suggestions, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, videos, messages, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, marketing plans or other information that any user, whether individual or Vendor, submits to us by electronic mail or otherwise, will be treated in accordance with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.

 

COOKIES

We employ the use of cookies. By using VastTrips's website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with VastTrips’s privacy policy.Most of the modern day interactive websites use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting.

 

LICENSE

Unless otherwise stated, VastTrips and/or it’s licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on VastTrips. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from https://www.vasttrips.com for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

 

You must not:

  • Sell, rent or sub-license material from https://www.vasttrips.com
  • Redistribute content from VastTrips (unless content is specifically made for redistribution).

           

The following organizations may link to our Web site without prior written approval:  

  • Government agencies
  • Search engines
  • News organizations
  • Online directory distributors when they list us in the directory may link to our Web site in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses
  • Systemwide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls,and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Website.

 

TRADEMARKS

The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on this Website are registered and unregistered trademarks of VastTrips and others. Nothing contained on this Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this Website without the written permission of VastTrips or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on this Website. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on this Website, or any other Content on this Website, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.

                                   

 PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

The right to use this VasTrips.com extends to the uses in this Agreement. You agree not to:

The license to use the Website only extends to the uses expressly described herein. The content and information on this Website (including, but not limited to, price and availability of vacation rental properties and travel services), as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is proprietary to us or our suppliers and providers. You agree not to otherwise modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from or through this Website. Additionally, you agree not to:

(i) Copy, modify, reproduce, transfer, sell or resell any information products or services from this website;

(ii) Use this website to conduct fraudulent activities such as fake reservations.

(iii) Manage content of this website using any online robots or software unless given written permission.

(vii) Posting false, inaccurate or misleading feedback, ratings and reviews that may degrade the quality of the feedbacks;

(ix) post or transmit any false, inaccurate, misleading, unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law; or for any other purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

VastTrips provide promotional emails. If you do not want to receive these types of emails, please click the opt out option. We also protect your account information. Only general information about account holders will be displayed by our website.

 

ACCOUNT TERMINATION

VastTrips has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at VastTrips' sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. VastTrips may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Website and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement. If you believe that an account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer, please provide information sufficient for us to verify that the account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer when filing your notice.

 

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

VastTrips reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which this Web site is offered.

 

REGISTRATION ON THE WEBSITE

Registration requires you to (1) indicate agreement to these Terms of Use, (2) provide contact information and identification details, and (3) submit any other form of authentication required as part of the registration process, in VastTrips’s sole discretion. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and for restricting access to your account. You will notify VastTrips immediately of any unauthorized use of your VastTrips account or the Website known to you, whether by you or a third party. You may cancel your VastTrips account at any time by contacting VastTrips customer support. VastTrips may terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Website or other services, or any portion thereof, (i) in order to comply with applicable Regulations, (ii) if you provide any information that VastTrips determines, in its sole discretion, to be untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete (or if the information becomes untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete), (iii) if VastTrips determines, in its sole discretion, that you are using your VastTrips account in a manner not permitted by these Terms of Use, or (4) in other circumstances, as VastTrips deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

 

PASSWORD

You will be required to set a password in connection with your use of this Website. You will be responsible to maintain the confidentiality of your password and account and will be solely responsible for all activities that occur under your password and account. If you have any reason to believe or become aware of any loss, theft or unauthorized use of your login credentials, notify VastTrips immediately. VastTrips may assume that any communications we receive from your email or other address, or communications that are associated with your login credentials or your account on this Website, have been made by you unless we receive notice indicating otherwise.

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and VastTrips with respect to your use of the Website and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between the parties with respect to such subject matter. You may be subject to additional terms and conditions that are applicable to certain parts of the Website. If any portion of these Terms of Use are held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law to the greatest extent possible and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred. These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. The failure of VastTrips to act with respect to a breach of these Terms of Use by you or others does not waive VastTrips’s right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. VastTrips does not guarantee it will take action against all breaches of these Terms of Use. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms of Use, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to these Terms of Use. You may not assign these Terms of Use by operation of law or otherwise without the prior written consent of VastTrips, which may be withheld at VastTrips’s sole discretion. Any attempted assignment that does not comply with these Terms of Use shall be null and void. VastTrips may assign these Terms of Use, in whole or in part, to any third party in its sole discretion.

 

COMMUNICATION

When you use the Website or send emails to VastTrips, you are communicating with VastTrips electronically. You consent to receive electronically any communications related to your use of this Website. VastTrips will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on this Website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that are provided to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. All notices from VastTrips intended for receipt shall be deemed delivered and effective when sent to the email address you provide on the Website.

 

GUEST AND HOST REVIEWS

 

Only customers who have stayed at a Property or done a Tour, Event or Airport Transfer will be invited by VastTrips to comment on their trip at the relevant places and to provide a score for certain aspects of their stay or may receive a rating request during their stay.

 

The completed guest review (including submitted rating during your stay) may be (a) uploaded onto the relevant Host’s information page on our Platform for the sole purpose of informing (future) customers of your opinion of the service (level) and quality of the Host and (b) (wholly or partly) used and placed by VastTrips at its sole discretion (e.g. for marketing, promotion, or improvement of our service) on our Platform or such social media platforms, newsletters, special promotions, apps, or other channels owned, hosted, used, or controlled by VastTrips and our business partners. In order to offer and maintain recent (and therefore relevant) reviews, reviews can only be submitted within a limited period of time (28 days) after a stay and each review will only be available for a limited period of time (24 months) after posting. The default ranking of the reviews is by date of submission relative to a few additional criteria (such as language, reviews with comments). We reserve the right to adjust, refuse, or remove reviews at our sole discretion insofar it violates our review policy. VastTrips does not compensate or otherwise reward a customer for completing a review. The guest review form should be regarded as a survey and does not include any (further commercial) offers, invitations, or incentives whatsoever. VastTrips undertakes to use its best efforts to monitor and remove reviews that include obscenities or the mention of an individual’s name or reference to stolen goods.

 

VastTrips will not accept reviews which include:

  • Profanity, sexually explicit, hate speech, discriminatory, threats, violence
  • Mention of full names, personal attack towards the staff
  • Promoting illegal activities (e.g. drugs, prostitution)
  • Sites, emails and addresses, phone numbers, cc details
  • Politically sensitive comments

VastTrips is entitled to terminate its relationship for whatever reason (including in the event of breach of contract or (filing for) bankruptcy) with due observance of the relevant notice period as agreed between both parties.

PRICES, CROSSED-OUT RATES

The prices as offered by the Hosts on our Platform are highly competitive. All prices for your Trip are displayed including VAT/sales tax and all other taxes (subject to change of such taxes) and fees, unless stated differently on our Platform or the confirmation email/ticket. Tour prices are per person.

Sometimes cheaper rates are available on our Platform for a specific stay, product or service, however, these rates made available by Hosts may carry special restrictions and conditions, for example non-cancelable and non-refundable. Please check the relevant product, service and reservation conditions and details thoroughly for any such conditions prior to making your reservation.

The Crossed-out rates indicate that there is a discount for that particular that day or for your selected dates.

Purchases

Listing prices and concessionary rates are specified by the Listing Manager. The Listing Manager reserves the right to change prices and rates displayed on the Website. The booking price will be the price or rate of the ticket displayed at the time of checkout. All counteroffers should be directed to the Listing Manager using the website’s messaging tool. The Listing Manager will determine whether to accept or decline a counteroffer at their sole discretion.

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS

A valid credit card is required in order to process bookings on our website. Some bookings can be processed without payment. These are considered as

Booking Requests

and require approval from the Host. Your credit card is charged once the host accepts the reservation.

Alter Trips

can be submitted with and without payment for Property Listings and Airport Transfer Listings. Alter Trip requests made by the guest that quality for instant booking will process your credit card immediately. The requests that do not qualify will be sent as an alteration request for the host to approve.

GOVERNMENT ID VERIFICATION

A valid government ID is required for some listings on our website. This is an option configured by the host for each listing. All hosts are required to upload a government ID for verification.

Customers are given 1 month to upload new Government Issued IDs once their previously uploaded ID has expired. A notification will be sent to indicate that your ID is about to expire or has expired. One month after the expiration date, the customers and hosts will no longer be able to process a booking on the website. However, you will be given access to basic features such as send messages and view reservations.

 

COMMUNICATION

VastTrips facilitates the communication between Hosts and Guests using the messaging feature. This feature allows the user to see when persons are online and also when recipients have read messages. The listing page also indicates when Hosts are online and displays how long since their most recent activity within 24 hours.

 

NOTIFICATIONS

Notifications are sent to both hosts and guests. These range from inquiries to booking confirmation emails.

REFUND POLICY

Booking charges are Non-Refundable. All other refunds are issued under the following cases:

  1. Flexible Cancellation (See cancellation policy below)
  2. Relaxed Cancellation Policy (See cancellation policy below)
  3. Moderate Cancellation Policy (See cancellation policy below)
  4. Strict Cancellation Policy (See cancellation policy below)
  5. Property bookings cancelled by the host (100% refund)
  6. Bookings violating terms of service (100% refund) – conditionals Apply
  7. Misrepresentation of listings may warrant a refund pending further investigation.
  8. All refunds will be processed within 24 hours. However, it may take some time to be returned to the account. The processing time for each refund depends solely on the respective bank’s policies.
  9. The refund will only be returned using the same method by which payment was received.
  10.  All refunds will be made in United States of America currency only, unless your payment method is not denominated in United States of America currency, in which case the refund will be made in the equivalent United States of America currency calculated using the Bank’s exchange rate for the relevant date of transfer. VastTrips is not responsible for currency exchange rate fluctuations, delays or loss of refund in transit (mail, courier, telegraphic transfer or otherwise) as a result of incorrect information provided by you.
  11.  VastTrips may request further information or evidence to confirm that you are the person entitled to receive the refund or give a direction to pay the refund.
  12.  If the booking is cancelled by the host the guest will receive a full refund (100%) and the host will be charged a fee.
  13.  You agree that VastTrips may change this policy at any time and the policy to be used to determine whether you receive a refund will be the policy applicable at the time you give notice of cancellation or misrepresentation. For the latest policy please read the Terms & Conditions located on the VastTrips website.

CANCELLATION POLICY

A guest can cancel any booking up to 2 days prior to the booking date. The cancellation policy will dictate if the guest will be refunded.

Grace Cancellation Period

Guests will receive a refund minus booking fees/charges if they cancel any booking up to 24 hours after making the booking and the cancellation is more than 7 days before the start date of the booking. Guest cancellations will incur a charge for guest cancellations if no booking fee was applied to the booking.

Relaxed Cancellation

Guests will receive a full refund (minus booking fee) if they cancel at least 1 week before the start of their reservation.

Flexible Cancellation

Guests will receive a 50% refund if they cancel at least 30 days prior to the start of their reservation. Guests will receive a 25% refund if they cancel at least 14 days prior to the start of their reservation.

Strict Cancellation

Guests will receive a 50% refund if they cancel at least 30 days prior to the start of their reservation.

Moderate Cancellation

Guests will receive a 50% refund if they cancel at least 60 days prior to the start of their reservation. Guests will receive a 25% refund if they cancel at least 30 days prior to the start of their reservation.

Super Strict Cancellation

No refunds will be given for bookings cancelled by guests.

Property bookings cancelled by the host

Guests will receive a full refund once the property booking is cancelled by the host. This overrides any of the cancellation policies stated above. Hosts will be charged a cancellation fee which is 5% of the booking total.

Bookings violating terms of service

Guests will receive a 100% refund if the violation was found to be done by the Host. Guests will receive a refund minus booking charges if the violation is found to be done by the guest (This excludes fraudulent cases, otherwise a 100% refund will be processed back to the card used for the booking). 

CONTACT INFORMATION.

If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Use, please contact us by email at compliance@vasttrips.com