Safety Terms, Customer Declaration, Cancellations and Damage to Equipment
There are inherent risks, dangers and hazards in adventure activities, which includes cycling, mountain biking and hiking. We will endeavour to make your trip as safe as possible, but not all risks, dangers and hazards can be anticipated or avoided. You are expressly assuming those risks personally and are, to the maximum extent permitted by law, releasing the Operator (Around The Basin), its officers and employees from any liability, claims, losses, damages or expenses caused by any event including, but not limited to:
- Personal injury or death
- Property loss or damage
- Acts which may be construed as negligent or accidental
- Any other loss, damage, suffering, emotional or nervous disorder
1 – Participation Agreement
a) In participating in the activity I, the customer, agree to the conditions set out as above and consent to the conditions in clauses 1 to 11 here.
b) I agree that my successors, executors, administrators and next of kin are bound by the terms and conditions.
c) I agree not to commence any litigation or proceedings in any country in relation to the risks and perils set out in the points above and to indemnify the Operator against any such claims.
d) I confirm that I am physically fit and suffer no medical conditions, which may be aggravated by this activity.
e) I consent to receive medical treatment in the case of injury, accident or illness during the activity and to indemnify the Operator against any claims in respect of this treatment.
f) I agree that any films, sound, video or other recordings taken of or during the activity will not be used in any promotion or advertising without the prior consent of the Operator. The Operator may use such recordings itself at its complete discretion without any prior approval.
g) I agree to listen to my driver/guide, follow their instructions and make sure any children in my care do the same.
h) I agree to wear the provided helmet at all times while riding.
2 – Any vouchers issued by an agent for the Operator are non-transferable.
3 – The selling agent and or Operator accept no responsibility for any loss or additional expenses arising from changes, delays or cancellations of the services and activities of the Operator.
4 – This voucher is based on fares and tariffs, which are, to the best of the Operators knowledge, correct at the time of issue. Any increases since the date of issue are at the cost of the passenger payable to the Operator.
5 – Cancellations by the Operator – The Operator reserves the absolute right to cancel any service as a result of weather conditions, insufficient reservations or any other unforeseen event or circumstances – a booking re-scheduling or full refund will be arranged.
6 – Cancellation or Modification by the Customer – Single Day Ride Options
a) 1 – 5 Participants – Up until 24 hours prior to the time of activity I, the customer, may change or cancel the booking. The exception to this is a black out period from December 18th to January 16th where 72 hours notice must be given for a refund. Any changes should be made directly with the Operator. Cancellations made within 24 hours prior to the activity departure will not be refunded.
b) Groups of 6 – 19 Participants – Up until 72 hours prior to the time of activity I, the customer, may change or cancel the booking before full charges apply. The exception to this is a black out period from December 18th to January 16th where 7 days notice must be given for a refund. I agree to pay a 10% non-refundable deposit to confirm the booking, with the remaining balance due 7 days prior to the activity.
c) Groups of 20 or More Participants – Up until 7 days prior to the time of activity I, the customer, may change or cancel the booking before full charges apply. The exception to this is a black out period from December 18th to January 16th where 14 days notice must be given for a 50% refund. I agree to pay a 25% non-refundable deposit to confirm the booking, with the remaining balance due 14 days prior to the activity.
d) If a booking is cancelled on the day by the Operator due to unsuitable conditions, a full refund will be given if re-scheduling is not an option.
e) In the event that a prepaid reservation is not utilised by the customer without any notification to the Operator, no reimbursement will be given. “No-shows” will be charged at full activity price.
7 – Cancellation or Modification by the Customer – Multiple Day Ride Options
a) 1 to 9 Participants – Up until 72 hours prior to the first day of activity I, the customer, may change or cancel the booking before full charges apply. I agree to pay a 25% non-refundable deposit to confirm the booking, with the remaining balance due 7 days prior to the first day of activity.
b) Groups of 10 or More Participants – Up until 7 days prior to the first day of activity I, the customer, may change or cancel the booking before full charges apply. I agree to pay a 25% non-refundable deposit to confirm the booking, with the remaining balance due 14 days prior to the first day of activity.
c) In the event that a pre paid reservation is not utilised by the customer without any notification to the Operator, no reimbursement will be given. “No-shows” will be charged at full activity price.
8 – Refunds
a) The Operator reserves the right to assess cancellations on a case by case basis and any decision on refunds is entirely at the discretion of the Operator.
b) A merchant processing fee of 5% may apply to certain bookings that are refunded.
9 – I agree that any decision regarding an exception to the stated policy will be made entirely at the discretion of the Operator.
10 – Damage to Bike(s) or Equipment – I agree to return any bike(s) or equipment hired from the Operator in an undamaged condition. Any damaged parts or components may be repaired or replaced, at the Operator’s discretion, and I will be liable for these costs and charged at retail rates.
11 – COVID-19
a) If due to the Governments COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System) I am unable to participate in an activity due to regional travel restrictions I must notify the Operator prior to the booking to re-schedule or alternatively receive a full refund. If I fail to do so, I will be charged in full.
Note: A merchant processing fee of 5% may apply to certain bookings that are refunded.
b) Vaccination Passes are required to participate in any ride or tour offered by the Operator. I confirm that, if eligible, I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by way of a vaccine that has been approved by the New Zealand Ministry of Health. If I am unable to show sufficient proof of vaccination status, the Operator reserves the right to cancel any service without a refund.
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