Terms and Conditions

What Gap Year DIY provides

We provide you with information about, and access to local, national and global volunteering, casual paid work, and travel holidays, collectively known as “opportunities”. Additionally the site contains advertising: flights, clothing, insurance etc. known as “advertising”.

Our referral service

Every opportunity listed on our website has been posted by the individuals or organisations who offer and operate these “opportunities”, we refer you directly to them.

Recommendations

Any recommendations by gapyeardiy.com regarding “opportunities” on the site are for the purpose of information and guidance only.

Safety and Abuse on Site

We do our best to keep gapyeardiy.com safe, but we cannot guarantee it. We need your help to do that, be you either an individual/organisation promoting an “opportunity” or “advertisement” or an individual(s) looking to participate on any of the “opportunities” listed, please help by agreeing to the following:
• If you offer any discount, competition etc (“promotion”) on gapyeardiy.com, you honour your offer and play fair, take full responsibility for the promotion and will follow all applicable laws.
• You will not use gapyeardiy.com to do anything unlawful, prejudiced or deceptive and you will not carry out illegal marketing or upload viruses.
• You will not access an account belonging to someone else.
• You will not post content that: is threatening, contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
• You will not collect users’ content, or otherwise access our site, using mechanical means without our permission that could disable gapyeardiy.com from working.
• We can remove any content or information you post on gapyeardiy.com if we believe that it violates this agreement.
• You will not post content or take any action on gapyeardiy.com that encroaches or disrupts someone else’s rights or otherwise infringes the law.
• You will not help or inspire any abuses of this agreement.
• We cannot accept “opportunities” posted from within sanctioned countries.

Protecting Other People’s Rights

• We respect other people’s rights, and expect you to do the same.
• If you repeatedly invade other people’s intellectual property rights, we will deactivate your account.
• If you collect information from users, you will: obtain their consent, make it clear you (and not gapyeardiy.com) are the one collecting their information, and post a privacy policy explaining what information you collect and how you will use it.
• You will not post anyone’s identification documents or sensitive financial information on gapyeardiy.com.

Contributions and Photographic Images

Any contributions you make to the website (including reviewing opportunities, blogs, advice, photos, and feedback). You agree gapyeardiy.com can publish any material on linked gapyeardiy.com sites, on any site or in any method, which gapyeardiy.com decides. We reserve the right to edit any contributions where necessary.

Photographs posted on any gapyeardiy.com website must belong to the person/organisation posting it and gapyeardiy.com does not accept any liability for images posted without the owners permission – that liability rests with the person/organisation posting it. Please note that any photographs posted on any gapyeardiy.com website may be altered by another user of that site. This is forbidden under the terms of gapyeardiy.com copyright notice. Be aware of this risk before uploading photographs for publication on the site.

Privacy

At gapyeardiy.com we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors. This Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit our site and how we use cookies on this website.

Our Privacy Policy divulges how gapyeardiy.com shares with others and how we collect and can use your content and information. Reading the Privacy Policy will enable you to make knowledgeable decisions.

Advertising and products

We expect advertising to follow to the proper advertising standards, the presence of material in this site does not establish a guarantee or confirmation of the quality or value of any products or of the claims made for them by the advertiser. Users are recommended to authenticate product information with the advertiser.

Health advice

Any medical or health information supplied by any “advertiser” is not intended to be nor is it to be regarded as an alternative to professional medical advice to a specific medical condition or enquiry. ALWAYS seek the advice of your doctor for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or obligation before considering an “opportunity” or before travelling.

Copyright policy

The copyright in this website belongs to gapyeardiy.com. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may not alter, duplicate, dispense, convey, display, execute, duplicate, circulate, certificate, plagiarise, transmit or trade any information obtained from this website. You may only transfer to your own personal computer to view and print out pages from this website for your own individual use.

Liabilities

Our liability based on the service we provide is as follows. You agree to these restrictions in full by reading and using this site. You agree that matters between gapyeardiy.com and yourself will be governed by the use of English law.

1) Your opportunity
As we only act as a referrer and not as an agent; you pay the individual or organisation yourself providing the “opportunity”. We take no money from you for the “opportunity”, receive any commission for the “opportunity” you book, or act as go between in any issues relating to your “opportunity”. With respect to “advertisers” we are simply introducers.

Your contract will be with them (“opportunities and advertisers”) and them only and they are fully liable for every aspect of their product that you buy, according to their own terms and conditions. So you need to check these in full before you book.

Tour operator Discounts: Tour operators (TO) must discount their package by a minimum of 10% of their advertised retail price. A TO is not the owner, manager or deliverer of the opportunity being promoted and is using another person/company (3rd party).

If you notice a TO has not discounted their price ask the TO to honour the discount agreed. If they refuse please let us know.

2) Peace of mind
If you are booking via a UK based tour operator then check they provide you with financial security in the unlikely event that they should cease to trade.

On this site there are many “opportunities” that allow you to book direct with the source (DS) and not necessarily via a travel agent or tour operator offering a package. As financial security bonding regulations differ in each country we highly recommend you ask how your money is protected directly with the organisation/individual you are booking with, or take out personal travel insurance that covers the failure of the holiday provider. To protect yourself when booking hotels & accommodation it is normal to pay after the completion of your stay. If you are buying your flight separately and not as part of a package then ensure that the company selling you the flight has the equivalent of a British ATOL bond.

Gapyeardiy.com do not accept any legal responsibility for, or offer any assurance in any way for the competence or criteria of any of the “opportunities” or “advertising” that you are sold.

GapyearDIY.com is not liable in anyway for any failures by you to obtain and comply with the correct legal requirements prescribed by the country you are visiting. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with all legal requirements and local laws to enter, travel, live, holiday and work in any country you visit (for example by arranging appropriate visas). You must have sufficient medical insurance including medical repatriation.

Gapyeardiy.com is not liable for any injury and/or damage to persons or property happening during or as a result of any “opportunities” taken as a result of enquiries made through this website.

3) Quality of opportunity providers
“Opportunities” listed on this site are provided by many individuals and organisations around the world. We cannot vet the content or guarantee their ability to provide you with a quality product or service. You need to carry out your own research before you book or enter into a contract by asking questions, speaking to past clients, reading online reviews etc to satisfy yourself.

If we are alerted by you to bad practice by any of our “opportunity” providers or “advertisers” we will immediately investigate the matter and take appropriate action in advising them to correct their service or remove them from the site.

4) Opportunities and material
Information, including images, provided on this site by “opportunity” providers or “advertisers” is provided by them. We cannot be held responsible for this information and we deny all legal responsibility in respect of such material. Please check information fully with the “opportunity” provider or “advertiser”. Any prices quoted are for advice only and subject to change.

Gapyeardiy.com is not legally responsible for any injury and/or damage to persons or property caused by any genuine or unproven defamatory reports, breaches of intellectual property or privacy rights, or product liability, either resulting from negligence or otherwise, including without restriction, from any use or operation of any ideas, directions, measures, products or procedures contained in the material published on the site.

Cancellations and charges

An “opportunity” provider who has paid gapyeardiy.com to post an opportunity will not be refunded any money if they decide to cancel, or place on hold, their presence on this site or are reported for abuse and after investigation by GapyearDIY.com, we decide to remove an “opportunity” provider from the site. Gapyeardiy.com’s decision is final. Anyone can cancel their membership at any point. Rates for “opportunity” providers will be advertised in their area and at the anniversary of an “opportunity” providers initial payment they will need to make a further payment, irrespective of any time an opportunity may have been placed on hold, possibly at a revised and published rate, in order for their “opportunity” to remain on the site.

Termination

If you violate the letter or spirit of this agreement, or risk or possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing all or part of gapyeardiy.com to you. We will notify you by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account. You may also delete your account or disable your “opportunity” at any time. In all such cases, this agreement shall be terminated.

Jurisdiction, disputes and applicable law

These Terms and Conditions and any agreement to which they apply are governed in all respects by English law. We both agree that any dispute, claim out of or relating to this Statement or other matter will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only. You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you live in those places and if you wish to do so. If anyone brings a claim against us related to your actions, content or information on gapyeardiy.com, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim.

Complaints

If you are unhappy with any service provided by gapyeardiy.com please contact us via: hello@gapyeardiy.com

Company information

Gap Year DIY Ltd is a company registered in England (UK) number: 9195548.

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