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Terms of Use

The website at countrywalkers.com is operated by Otago, LLC (“Country Walkers”) which is wholly owned by Xanterra Leisure Holding, LLC (“Xanterra,” “we” or “us”). These Website Terms of Use ("Terms") set forth the terms and conditions under which you are authorized to use our sites (which includes any website on which these Terms are posted, and other sites accessible via subdomains, and mobile versions of any of these sites) (collectively, the “Sites”). These Site-related Terms are separate and distinct from the Country Walkers “Terms & Conditions,” which contain the legal terms applicable to any trips booked with Country Walkers, whether through this Site, by telephone, or otherwise.

To the extent rules or guidelines affecting your use of these Sites are found on other pages of our Sites, those rules and guidelines (including our Privacy Policy) are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms. By using any of our Sites, you agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you should immediately cease all usage of our Sites.

Description of Service

Our Sites provide information about Country Walkers, Xanterra and its related entities, allow users to book a stay with us, purchase or learn about trips, tours, or products, or contact us for more information. To the extent new content, services, or features are added to our Sites in the future, the use thereof is subject to these Terms.

Reservations

In the event you make a reservation with us, you agree that you will make all bookings and other reservations in good faith and not based on speculation or fraud.  Reservations may be subject to additional terms (such as the Country Walkers Terms & Conditions), which will either be listed on the applicable Site, or will be provided to you when you make a reservation, booking, or other purchase.  All reservations are for you, your invited guests, or members of your party. Unless you are a travel agent or tour operator, you may not resell, advertise, assign, or otherwise market your reservation to third parties.

While we make our best effort to provide you with up to date information regarding available reservations, availability is subject to change at any time. Xanterra makes no representations or warranties regarding availability unless and until your booking is complete. In the event of a technical or clerical error in the published rate, availability of any service, or regarding any feature, program or event, Xanterra reserves the right to cancel your reservations and provide a refund for your purchase, including after your purchase is confirmed.

Registration on our Sites

Certain features of our Sites may require you to register by providing your personal information, such as your name, e-mail address, and/or other information. You may also wish to register on our Sites to receive one or more promotions or other information from our affiliates. You may start or stop your receipt of this information at any time via the links in every email.

If you wish to register on any of our Sites, you agree to provide accurate information about yourself as required by the applicable registration form, and you further agree that you will update such data to keep it accurate, current and complete. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your use of our Sites if we discover, or if we have a reasonable basis to believe, that any of the data you have provided is inaccurate, incomplete or untrue, or if you violate these Terms. If you register on any of our Sites, you may not share your log-in details (e.g., username and password) with any other person or authorize any other person to log-in with your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your log-in details and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account or any other suspected breach of security. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect the confidentiality of your log-in data.

Additional Policies and Agreements

Our Privacy Policy describes the information we collect when you and others use our Sites, as well as how we use the information, and some of the steps we take to protect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy is part of these Terms. By agreeing to these Terms, you are also consenting to our use of your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Our Sites may provide access to our online store, reservations areas, or areas where you may purchase certain products or services.  Certain areas of the Sites and our payment processing functions, may be operated on behalf of Xanterra by third parties, and may be subject to the Terms and/or Privacy Policies of those parties.  In addition, certain content on our Sites is provided by third parties.  Please review any terms and conditions that may apply if and when you visit our online stores or other areas operated by third parties.    We are not responsible for any aspect of these third-party service providers, content or websites, including any purchases made on those sites, or any reliance on third party content.

If you sign up to enter a promotion, or to use a special feature or password-protected area of our Sites, you may be asked to agree to special terms. In most cases, you will be asked to expressly consent to the special terms by entering your information, checking a box, or taking another action. If any of the special terms are different than these Terms, the special terms will supplement or amend these Terms, but only with respect to the matters governed by the special terms.

Modifications and Interruption to the Site

We reserve the right to modify or discontinue all or any portion of our Sites with or without notice to you. We will not be liable if we choose to exercise this right. You acknowledge and accept that we do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our Sites, or that operation of our Sites will be uninterrupted or error free.  You understand that usage of our Sites may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of our control.

Third-Party and Affiliate Sites

Our Sites may include links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties or our affiliates. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the availability of, or any content located on or through, any third-party site. Your use of those third-party sites is subject to the terms and privacy policies of each site, and we encourage you to review the terms and privacy policies of third-parties’ sites.

Your Representations

As a condition of your right to use the Sites, you represent that you are of legal age to enter into a binding contract and that you are not a person barred from visiting the Sites and accessing the content of these sites under the laws of the United States or other country.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, XANTERRA, ITS RELATED ENTITIES, ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY THE “XANTERRA PARTIES”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. 
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF OUR SITES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. OUR SITES AND ALL CONTENT, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE SITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE XANTERRA PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIMELINESS OF DELIVERY OF CONTENT, ANY FAILURES OF DELIVERY, OR ERRONEOUS DELETION OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL SETTINGS OR COMMUNICATIONS, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND YOU CLAIM WAS INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF OUR SITES. 

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, WILL ANY OF THE XANTERRA PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY CLAIMING THROUGH YOU FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, LIABILITY, DAMAGE OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR RELIANCE ON ANY OF OUR SITES OR ANY CONTENT, PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED TO YOU THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OF OUR SITES. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, GOODWILL, REVENUE OR PROFITS. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS; EVEN IF ANY XANTERRA PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES; AND WITHOUT REGARD TO THE SUCCESS OR EFFECTIVENESS OF OTHER REMEDIES. 
IF ANY PART OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID, ILLEGAL OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE XANTERRA PARTIES UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES TO YOU OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY CLAIMING THROUGH YOU FOR LIABILITIES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED WILL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS. 
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold the Xanterra Parties harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of any content you have posted on a Site, or your use of a Site in a manner not permitted by Xanterra, including without limitation your actual or alleged violation of these Terms, or infringement of a third party’s intellectual property or other rights by you or another user of our Sites using your computer, mobile device or account.

User Feedback

All communications, feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, proposed features, and the like (collectively “Feedback”) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary with regard to you, but we reserve the right to treat any such Feedback as the confidential information of Xanterra. 
By submitting Feedback to Xanterra, you assign to Xanterra, free of charge, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide license to create derivative works, distribute, reproduce, perform, display, and otherwise use, any intellectual property rights or proprietary information and ideas contained within any such Feedback, including without limitation the right to sublicense or assign any of the foregoing. We will be entitled to use any Feedback you submit to us, and any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any such Feedback, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing and marketing products and services using such Feedback without restriction and without notifying or compensating you in any way. Please do not send us any information or materials for which you do not wish to grant us such rights, including, without limitation, any confidential information or any original creative materials such as product ideas, written materials, photographs, original artwork, or computer code. 
You are responsible for the information and other content contained in any Feedback you submit to us, including, without limitation, their truthfulness and accuracy.

Site Usage

Some of our Sites feature the ability to post user reviews and other user created content (“User Content”) on the Sites, typically by using third party platforms.  In some cases the User Content may be provided to our Sites by third party review services.  Any review forums on our Sites are for the posting of reviews of our properties, tours, offerings and services, and no other content may be posted therein.  All User Content is the sole responsibility of the person who made such User Content available on our Sites (whether directly or through a third party platform). Under no circumstances will any Xanterra Party be liable in any way for any User Content made available through any of our Sites. We may not moderate all User Content on our Sites, so we cannot and do not warrant and/or guarantee the truthfulness, integrity, suitability, or quality of any publicly available User Content.

You agree that you will not use our Sites (or any third party services enabling User Content for our Sites) to transmit or make available any content that:

  • Infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party or otherwise violates any rights of a third party, contains any photos or private information about an identifiable person without that person’s permission, or which you do not otherwise have a right to make available;
  • violates any laws, contains any threats, is abusive, harassing, vulgar, obscene, indecent, violates any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, is defamatory, libelous, hateful, or is otherwise tortious or objectionable, or might be harmful to any individual or entity;
  • impersonates or misrepresents your affiliation with any person or entity, or you otherwise have reason to know is false, misleading, or fraudulent;
  • encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation.
  • contains any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, or any request or solicitation of money, goods, or services;
  • incorporates within it any software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs whose purpose or function is to interrupt, destroy or otherwise impair the operability of any software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • contains links to any websites containing content violating any of the foregoing requirements.

In addition, you are prohibited from interfering with, creating an excessive burden on, or otherwise disrupting our Sites, servers or networks connected thereto. 
 We reserve the right (but have no obligation) in our sole discretion to pre-screen, edit, refuse, move or remove any content that is posted on our Sites or prohibit your access to our Sites in the event of a violation of these Terms.

Copyright and Trademark Information

All content, copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the content available on our Sites, including without limitation Site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof, are owned by Xanterra, with all rights reserved, or in some cases may be licensed to Xanterra by third parties. This content is protected by the intellectual property rights of Xanterra or those owners. All content which qualifies for protection under Federal Copyright Law under the laws of the United States is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Court System, whether registered or unregistered. All trademarks displayed on the Site are the trademarks of their respective owners, and constitute neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of such parties. In addition, such use of trademarks or links to the web sites of third parties is not intended to imply, directly or indirectly, that those third parties endorse or have any affiliation with Xanterra.

Permitted Use of the Content

Any use of content on the Sites other than as permitted herein, including without limitation reproduction, modification, distribution, replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of an authorized officer of Xanterra, is strictly prohibited. With the exception of search engines, you agree that you will not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained therein without prior written permission of Xanterra.  
You may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice. You may not make any use of Content owned by any third parties which is available on the Sites, without the express consent of those third parties.

When you include links to a Site on your website, the applicable page within our Site must be displayed in full, without any accompanying frame, border, margin, design, branding, trademark, advertising, or promotional materials not originally displayed, and without any interstitial pop-ups or web pages loading before the applicable target page is accessed.  You may not “frame” the Site or any of its Content or copy portions of the Site to a server, except as part of an Internet service provider’s incidental caching of pages.

Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement

In the event that you find Content posted on this Site which you believe is an infringement of the copyright ownership or other intellectual property rights of you or any third party, please immediately contact our Copyright Agent as described below. To report any alleged infringement, you may contact us in writing by providing a signed statement containing the following information:

  1. your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, and if you are acting on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property, the name of the owner;
  2. a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of the copyright or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner;
  3. a detailed description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  4. if your claim is based on a registered work, the registration number, and the date of issuance of the registration;
  5. a description of the infringing material and the URL where such material is located on the Site, or a description of where on our Site you found such material;
  6. your written statement that you believe, in good faith, that the use of the work on our Site has not been authorized by the true owner of the work, its agent, or as a matter of law; and
  7. a statement under penalty of perjury that all of the information you have provided is true.

Please send your notice of alleged infringement to:

E-mail:

[email protected]

Mail:

Country Walkers
614 Monkton Rd.
Bristol, Vermont 05443-0711
Attention: Legal Affairs

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), it is our policy to terminate use of our Site by repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.

Other Content Complaints

If you believe that any content on our Site violates these Terms or is otherwise inappropriate, please report the content by completing the Contact Us form on the applicable Site, or contact us at the email listed below.

Mobile Devices

Separate versions of our content or our Sites may be available for use on mobile devices, and may be available in mobile apps. If you access our Sites or content on mobile devices or in mobile apps, you understand that your mobile carrier’s standard charges will apply. Mobile apps may be subject to their own Terms depending on the platform on which they are available.

Dispute Resolution

Any dispute arising out of or relating in any way to your use of our Sites or any products, services, or information you receive through our Sites, shall be submitted to confidential, binding arbitration in Burlington, Vermont, USA, pursuant to the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Arbitration Rules.  The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.  No arbitration under these Terms may be joined with another arbitration related to the subject matter hereof.  Notwithstanding the foregoing arbitration requirement, with regard to any actual or potential violation of our intellectual property rights, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in the courts of Burlington, Vermont, USA, and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waive all objections thereto.  We each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial.

Governing Laws

The laws of the state of Vermont and the United States govern these Terms and any claims arising out of or relating to use of the Sites, without giving effect to any choice of law rules. We make no representation that our Sites are appropriate, legal or available for use outside of the United States. With the exception of any matters subject to arbitration as described above, the state and federal courts located in Bristol, Vermont will serve as the venue for any actions brought, or claims made, arising out of your use of our Sites.

Compliance with Laws

You assume all knowledge of applicable law and you are responsible for compliance with any such laws. You may not use the Sites in any way that violates applicable state, federal, or international laws, regulations or other government requirements.

Changes to These Terms

We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update these Terms without prior notice. You are encouraged to check this page regularly for changes to the Terms. Modifications will become effective immediately upon being posted to our Sites, without further notice to you. Your continued use of any of our Sites after such modifications are posted constitutes an acknowledgement and acceptance of such modifications, and you may not amend these Terms.

Other Terms

If any provision of these Terms is determined by a court of law to be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions (and any partially-enforceable provision) shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and enforceable to the maximum possible extent, and the invalid provision will be modified as necessary to make it valid and enforceable while as closely as possible reflecting the original intentions of Xanterra. You agree that these Terms and any other agreements referenced herein may be assigned by Xanterra, in our sole discretion, to a third party in the event of a merger or acquisition or otherwise. These Terms shall apply in addition to, and shall not be superseded by, any other written agreement between us in relation to your participation as a contributor to our Sites. 
You agree and understand that these Terms together with any other applicable click-through agreements you may have entered into regarding posting User content to a Site, constitutes the entire agreement between you and Xanterra regarding your use of the Site, and that any other prior agreements between you and Xanterra are superseded by these Terms. 
Any failure by Xanterra to exercise its rights under these Terms or to enforce the terms hereof will not constitute a waiver of those rights. 
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of a Site or relating to these Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please feel free to contact us as follows:

For matters concerning this Site:

[email protected]

or

Country Walkers
614 Monkton Rd.
Bristol, Vermont 05443-0711
Attention: Legal Affairs

Or send a letter to Xanterra (indicating the Site about which you are writing):

Xanterra Leisure Holding, LLC

Attn.: Legal

6312 S. Fiddlers Green Circle
Suite 600 North
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111

Effective Date of these Terms of Use:  October 16, 2014.

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