I acknowledge that DISCOVERY TOURS, INC. (hereinafter DISCOVERY), its officers, employees, agents, school district/school board and/or any chaperone accompanying and sponsored program or trip in which I participate are not responsible for events outside their control, including but not limited to Acts of God, strikes, terrorism, war, sickness, or government restrictions or regulations, or for acts of any person or entity not controlled by DISCOVERY, including but not limited to airlines, motor coach companies, taxi services, hotels or schools. I release DISCOVERY, its officer’s employees, agents, school district/school board, and/or chaperones from all claims of any nature arising out of such events or acts.
I grant DISCOVERY, its officers, employees and/or agents at their sole discretion, the authority to obtain at my expense any medical treatment they deem necessary for my well being. Medical treatment includes but is not limited to hospitalization, emergency room care, treatment at a health care facility or medical doctor. If necessary, I authorize DISCOVERY, its officers, employees and/or agents to arrange for transportation home by airline or ground transportation, at my expense, for medical services or treatment.
DISCOVERY, its officers, employees and/or agents, have the authority at their sole discretion to terminate my participation in any sponsored program or trip for failure to comply with the rules, regulations, standards or instructions. In the event that participation in any sponsored program is terminated, all costs and expenses related to the termination and return home are at the expense of the participant. In the event that participation is terminated there will be no refund of any fees associated with the sponsored program or trip.
DISCOVERY will make all arrangements for services and accommodations for my program. DISCOVERY may cancel any program for insufficient enrollment at their discretion, or may alter programs, itineraries and/or substitute airlines, or bus companiesand equipment as required. In addition, I understand that program prices are based on currently applicable airline tariffs, ground transportation rates, hotel rates, government regulations and currency exchange rates and are subject to change depending on the tariffs, regulations and rates is effect at time of departure.
DISCOVERY publicity materials may include statements of program participants or photographs of program participants. I authorize DISCOVERY to use my statements or photograph likeness. No payment will be made to any participant for said use.
All participants are responsible to obtain and maintain their own personal required documentation. Required documentation includes, but is not limited to, passports, visas and health certificates. Failure to obtain or maintain required documents may disqualify participant from sponsored program or trip. No refunds will be made for failure to obtain or maintain required documents.
PAYMENT POLICY: Your registration will be removed if your first payment is not made by the scheduled due date. A second, third and fourth (if applicable) deposit will be due to DISCOVERY on the scheduled due date listed on the Account Setup form and on your Payment History. The final payment is due and payable to DISCOVERY no later than 60 days before the departure date. Any and all payments made to DISCOVERY within 60 days from the date of departure MUST be made by credit card or money order. Any checks returned by the bank for any reason will result in a $25.00 processing fee being added to the total due and replacement must be made by money order only. As outlined on the Account Setup form and stated in your payment history, please note that the late payment fee applies to both the second, third and fourth(if applicable) payment (not to exceed $60.00 if second, third or fourth(if applicable) due dates are missed).
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR INDIVIDUALS REGISTERED IN GROUPS BILLED AS ONE UNIT
The following is the standard cancellation policy. Please refer to your itinerary where listed cancellation penalties may supersede those listed below:
60 days or less prior to departure:
No refund will be issued.
*Tickets for certain activities (theater. sporting events. etc.) are purchased well in advance of the event date. Cancellation any time after initial deposit may be subject to an additional penalty (above and beyond the cancellation policy listed) that represents the cost of such nonrefundable tickets. Cruise passengers must follow the cancellation policy of the cruise line.
ANY CANCELLATIONS RESULTING IN REFUND MUST BE MADE BY CALLING THE OFFICE DIRECTL Y AT 216-531-8884 OR BY EMAIL TO INFO@TOURWITHDISCOVERY.COM
The amount of your refund will be determined by the date notification is received. Refundswill be issued within four weeks. Your group leader must also be notified of your cancellation. These cancellation penalties are in effect regardless of the reason for cancellation including disciplinary action taken by the school/organization or cancellation of the entire group by the school/organization for any reason. Any nonrefundable payments made by DISCOVERY reserves the right to include an administrative fee in any cancellation charges to program participants. Neither DISCOVERY nor the school/organization is financially responsible for any charges to program participants for cancelled trips due to (but not limited to) weather related events, civil strife or national/international emergencies.
In the event that the participant is a minor, the parent or natural guardian assumes responsibility for any and all costs, fees and/or penalties associated with this sponsored program or trip. The parent or natural guardian by signing this agreement understands and agrees to all terms and conditions.