TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

Trades Vacation  is a platform and service to connect skilled professionals (collectively, the Skills Person) and vacation accommodation related properties(collectively, the Properties Person.) around the world. This skills and information exchange for accommodations is modelled on the Barter System, a cashless transaction that allows for the exchange of value for value.

By using the Site or Services, you agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions and to be legally bound by them and by our Data Protection policy (collectively referred as Terms), whether or not you become a Property Person or a Skills Person.  Any use of the Site is governed by the Terms.

The site enables Skills and Property persons to connect. You agree that Trades Vacation is not a party to any agreements entered into between Skills and Properties nor is Trades Vacation  a travel agency, an organised exchange program, an agent or an insurer. Trades Vacation does not monitor the Skills and Properties and disclaims all liability in this regard.

Eligibility

Trades Vacation aims at connecting adults over 18 years old any use of the Site by anyone under 18 is expressly prohibited. By using the Site or Services you expressly warrant that you are an adult over 18 years old.

No Warranty

Trades Vacation does not warranty any Skills person (as defined below in article 3) or quality of  the Properties accommodation. You understand that your due diligence in investigating the Properties and Skills is your responsibility.

You acknowledge that in case you would seek any legal remedy for actions or omissions of the Skills Person or the Property Person, or any third parties, you will not claim any liability against Trades Vacation.

 

How Trades Vacation works

Properties can register with Trades Vacation for free to create a listing which describes the type of property or accommodation and the Scope of Work (a “Listing”)

When a Property is registered, they will be able to upload a project (a “Scope of Work”) that will be forwarded, via email to each of the  registered Skills Person in that specific category. The Skills Person will be provided with all the necessary contact information for the Property including but not limited to social media, website, reservation partners, google reviews etc.

Listings will be available to registered members for their exclusive viewing only. Sharing opportunities with unvetted or unregistered third parties will be terms for immediate cancellation of membership.

Unregistered properties will have to register before “Scopes of Work” will be forwarded to the qualifying Skills person(s).

 

A nominal fee is charged to Skills Person(s)  to register for one year enabling them to:

Create a profile with qualifications, trade papers, certifications, website, google reviews etc.

A personal reference letter provided by our support team ( after 2 successful exchanges have taken place and feedback has been left);

Trades Vacation 24/7 human help-desk support and emergency. This service does not constitute a guarantee that your problem will be solved but only a commitment from Trades Vacation to  try to provide you with helpful information

As stated above, Trades Vacation is not a party to any agreement between Properties and Skills, neither is Trades Vacation a travel agency, organized exchange program, an agent or an insurer.

Properties Registration and Obligations

When registering as a Property, you agree and confirm that:

You are responsible for your own account security and you will not share your account details with any other person;

You will use your real name, address and contact details;

All other information you provide will be accurate and true;

You either own the accommodation you are offering through Trades Vacation, or have suitable permissions in place to allow Skills to stay with you;

You agree you will provide an accommodation with a minimum value of $120.00 usd per night for the duration of the Skills as per your arrangements and to a minimum of Trades Vacations guidelines as stated below.

1 day service = 2 nights accommodation, 2 days = 4 nights, 3 days = 6 nights

For every one (1) day of service provided by the Skills Person, the Skills Person  will receive two (2) nights accommodation.

As a registered Property, you acknowledge that:

You are using Trades Vacation entirely at your own risk and we expressly exclude all liability for any loss or damage you, your family, your reputation, your business or your property may suffer as a result of using Trades Vacation;

 

Trades Vacation does not screen the identity of any Skills Person and you are solely responsible for ensuring that any person you accept is who they say they are;

 

You are solely responsible for complying with the relevant rules and laws in your jurisdiction (if any) especially with regard to tax, insurance and visas.

 

You will keep your Listing up to date, and if no longer valid or required, promptly update it or remove it from the Site.

As part of your Listing, you are required to upload a photo of your location or accommodation. When doing so:

You grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty free, worldwide licence to use that photo on your Listing and elsewhere on or in connection with Trades Vacation;

You warrant that it is your own photo and our use of the photo will not infringe the rights of any other person.

As stated above, you acknowledge that Trades Vacation is not set up to provide or replace local employment opportunities. It is your responsibility to define and comply with this. Trades Vacation will remove or edit your Property if we believe (in our sole discretion) that it infringes or violates another person’s rights or any laws in any country.

Trades Vacation Registration and Obligations

When registering as a Skills/Professional person, you agree and confirm that:

You are responsible for your own account security and you will not share your account details with any other person;

You are over 18 years old, or if different, the age of legal majority in your jurisdiction;

You will use your real name, address and contact details;

All other information you provide will be accurate and true;

 

You acknowledge that:

You will not be able to contact Properties until you have paid our fees. Payment may be made by Paypal, or credit card through our secure payment and registration page.

Trades Vacation is a platform and service for contact. Your suitability will depend on the profile you write and your own negotiating skills. We are not an agency and we do not guarantee that either party will find a suitable Skills/Professional and Property exchange.; Though we are available to help and provide advice.

Though we actively encourage it, we cannot guarantee that Property or Skills Professional you contact after registering will respond to your query or be available at any particular time or on any particular dates;

We do not screen the identity of any Skills/Professional and you are solely responsible for ensuring that any person you accept is who they say they are;

You are fully responsible for investigating the accommodation and opportunities they are offering and that they are suitable for you and your needs;

You are using Trades Vacation entirely at your own risk and we expressly exclude all liability for any loss or damage you, your family, your reputation, your business or your property may suffer as a result of using Trades Vacation;

You are solely responsible for complying with the relevant rules and laws in your jurisdiction (if any) especially with regard to any visa requirements.

Trades Vacation reserves the right to remove and terminate any account without warning.

You must be tolerant to ways of living and be sympathetic with any rules set by the Property(s).

Property and Skills conduct

By using the Site and Service you agree that you are solely responsible for compliance with any law, rule, regulation, that may apply to your relationship with any of the Property(s), Skills or any third party. You acknowledge that you will not:

Violate these Terms, any law or regulation, or any order of a court

Use the Site or Services for illegal purpose, especially to breach violate Trades Vacation Data Protection policy or Terms;

Use the Site or Services for commercial purpose or other purpose that would violate the Terms or any law;

Imply in any way any partnership between Trades Vacation and you or any endorsement or affiliation with Trades Vacation;

Harm in any way, Trades Vacation’s  reputation, brand or image including through unauthorized use of the Site or Services, infringement of Trades Vacation’s intellectual property rights, passing off, registration and/or use of Trades Vacation’s domain names, trademarks or logos or any other identifier that would create a confusion with Trades Vacation or imply a connection with Trades Vacation;

Harass any Property or Trades Vacation or collect or store any personal data about them other than for purposes of the Service or engage in any abusive  behavior;

Offer, as a Trades Vacation representative to stay in any accommodation without any permission or authorization or submit any Scope of Work with false or misleading information;

Register for more than one Skills/Professional or Property account or register for a Trades Vacation Account on behalf of an individual other than yourself, or  falsify or misrepresent yourself;

Recruit or solicit any Property or Skills/Professional to join third-party services or websites that are competitive to Trades Vacation, without Trades Vacation's prior written approval;

Use any software or devices to access in any way any authorized web pages  on the Site or attempt to harm, decipher, decompile any of the softwares used to provide the Site or Services;

Damage the Site or Services, including, through the use of viruses, Trojan horses, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology;

Collect or retrieve data from our Site to compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, database, directory, or otherwise

Encourage, promote or assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.

Trades Vacation reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, (i) to remove or disable access to the Site or Services at its sole discretion, in case of violation of the Terms; (ii) to investigate and prosecute any violation of the Terms (iii) to disclose any of your information if required to do so by law.

 

Misconduct

If you feel someone is violating the Terms and acting inappropriately, you should immediately report such person to the appropriate authorities and then to Trades Vacation.

If an account has been removed, terminated it is not possible to set up a second account.

 

Safety

You acknowledge that you have read and understood our Site safety guidelines and that Trades Vacation is not, in any way, responsible for guaranteeing the safety of any Properties or associates and employees, Skills/Professional or any person associated with either of them.

Privacy

By using the Site and Service you agree that Trades Vacation's Data Protection  policy governs Trades Vacation's collection and use of your personal data and information.

The Data Protection may be updated by Trades Vacation from time to time.

Miscellaneous

You agree to indemnify Trades Vacation against any claims, actions, proceedings, losses, damages, expenses and costs (including without limitation court costs and legal fees) arising out of or in connection with your use of Trades Vacation.

Trades Vacation may contain links or references to third party websites. Any such links are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third party websites and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any link or reference to any third party website does not mean that we endorse that website, product or service.

Services are fully delivered at the point of fee payment.  However we cannot guarantee or refund under any circumstances once fee payment has been collected

Trades Vacation may retract or change their services at any time without notice or refund.

You acknowledge that Trades Vacation is a service to enable contact and does not act as a agent or is party to any exchange you organise.

We may modify the Terms from time to time. You agree to be bound by any changes made by us. It is your responsibility to check the Terms from time to time to verify such changes.

 

These terms are governed by Canadian law and any disputes which might arise between you and us in relation to Trades Vacation will be heard in the exclusive jurisdiction of the Canadian courts, unless we both agree otherwise.

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