Agreement and Code of Practice
1. I agree to accept and abide by the clauses referred to in this"Agreement & Code of Practice" attached hereto and acknowledge having read the "use of web site: Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer, Privacy Statement" accessible via the link at the bottom of the" home" page, the "how it works" and "questions and Answers" pages.
2. I agree to make my establishment available to bone fide members of the scheme who have credits to their names, at times suitable to myself. I undertake not to renege on any booking agreed to, even, and especially if, prior to arrival date, I should receive a normal (paying) request for a booking over the same period of time.
Although the host is not obligated to accept a booking request, once a swap is accepted and confirmed it constitutes a legally binding contract between host and guest and may not be cancelled unless agreed upon by both parties. see item 3 - applies
Should the host renege on the above for whatever reason they agree to and undertake to pay for and arrange suitable alternative accommodation.
3. I understand and accept that should I renege on clauses 1 and 2. above, that the administrators of the scheme have the right to:
3.1 cancel my membership without refunding me any registration/subscription fees.
3.2 revoke without compensation any credits or benefits I might have accumulated.
4. I understand that only the registered owner is allowed to make bookings and submit swap forms for friends or family. If a manager has been delegated to do this work ALL correspondence with Accom Swap admin and when applying to other members for a swap must begin with " .....This is (managers name) on behalf of the owner (name of registered responsible person) who has authorized me to handle this request......" It is the responsibility of the owner to make sure their delegated manger is fully trained and aquainted with how the system works.
The registered person is solely responsible for the security of his/her reference number and agrees to absolve the administrators of any liability of whatsoever in the event of their reference number falling into the hands of and being used by third parties.
The registered person for both host and guest shall be held responsible and liable in the event of them, or there representative, using or forwarding an incorrect reference number for submission of swap forms.
5. The Guest registered owner takes full responsibility and will be held liable by the Host for any damages or claims of misconduct of friends or family they have sponsored.
6. I understand that it is illegal for me to capitalize off my free credits vis a vis arrange a swap for anyone other than myself and in return receive compensation/payment/donation from them. I understand that this is a serious breach of Accommodation Swap rules and if I renege on this the administrators shall immediately terminate my membership without compensation of any sorts.
7. I understand that if I (guest) cancel a booking made within 7 days from date of arrival I will lose the credits that would have been deducted for the swap. The host's normal trading terms and conditions however shall take preference over this clause if applicable.
8. I agree to notify the administrators of the scheme of any change to my circumstances and especially should I sell my establishment and/or transfer ownership. I understand that if I am not in a position to make my establishment available for swapping, for whatever reason, that my membership shall be canceled forthwith and that I will lose any accumulated credit balance in my account unless the special circumstances of clause 9 applies
9. Notwithstanding clause 8 If I SELL my establishment or CLOSE it down and provided I have been a member for 2yrs or longer, have a credit balance in my account and keep my subscriptions paid up to date I can apply to the administrators to remain a member until such time that I have utilized all remaining credits. This concession shall NOT be available to me should I RESIGN from Accommodation Swap for whatever reason or if I default as in items 1 to 3.2 above.
10. I understand that credit (days) has no "cash" value and is accumulated only on a "swap" bases. Should I fail to renew my yearly subscription or resign my membership I understand and accept that there will be no refund of registration or subscription fees and I will forfeit any credits (days) that might be owing me. Members are not allowed to "sell" their credits or any portion thereof to other members.
11. I understand that the 12 starting credits awarded on registration is to get me started and that I do not receive any more free credits when renewing my annual membership subscription fees. Additional credits are earned by me hosting other members.
12. I understand that the yearly subscription fee falls due during the month of May and that the latest payment date is the 1st June annually, after which a late penalty payment of 2% per month, compounded monthly, shall apply and my account shall be suspended until payment has been made.
12.1 Although Accommodation Swap sends out annual subsciption renewal notices all members are personally responsible for insuring that their fees have been renewed during the month of May even though they did not receive the renewal notices for whatever reason.
13. I understand that in order to participate :
13.1 I have to have an existing web site or an equivalent thereof so that members are able to view my establishment when requesting a booking. Without this I will not be able to join Accommodation Swap. Facebook web sites or web sites that can only be reached via searching within a dedicated server shall not be acceptable - a direct link into the web site is required.
13.2 My establishment has to be a dedicated area that is run full time in accordance with recognized hospitality standards.
14. By registering and joining Accommodation
Swap Worldwide I thereby indemnify the company, its employees,
agents and affiliates against any loss or damage, in whatever
manner, howsoever caused and understand that utilization of
the scheme and any swaps arranged is entirely at my own risk.
I further agree to absolve the administrators of any liability
of whatsoever for the success, or otherwise, of this scheme
and in particular with possible matters of dispute between "guest"
and "host" vis a vis breakage's / security etc. I
understand that the same terms and conditions of occupancy shall
apply to me when arranging a swap as would apply to normal paying
15. I have read, accept and understand the content of the attached "quality control policy"(click here) document which forms part of this agreement.
16. The administrators of Accom Swap reserve the right to:
16.1 Add to, alter or amend any of the above as circumstances may prevail from time to time.
16.2 Cancel my membership without any form of compensation or refund of credits or membership fees should it be subsequently learned that false or fraudulent entries were made on the registration form or swap forms.
16.3 Cancel my membership without any form of compensation or refund of credits or membership fees should they receive three or more complaints from members of bad behavior and or non-compliance with house rules.
16.4 The administrators retain the right to terminate any membership due to abuse or non-compliance with any terms and conditions herein set out without any form of compensation or refund of credits or membership fees.
17. Intellectual property:
The Accommodation Swap Worldwide site and all original content is the sole property of Accommodation Swap and may not be duplicated or used in any way without prior written consent from the administrators.
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