GREEN THEME INTERNATIONAL

HOME EXCHANGE HOLIDAYS

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP

 

1.     The only responsibility of GREEN THEME INTERNATIONAL, LLC (GTI) - HOME EXCHANGE HOLIDAYS is to maintain an on-line database of its members.   The information held in the database is provided by the members, and GREEN THEME INTERNATIONAL, LLC makes no warranty, either expressed or implied, about the information provided.  The entire contents of the database and web-site are Copyright of GREEN THEME INTERNATIONAL, LLC.  All rights reserved.  No parts of this web-site or associated documentation and data  may be reproduced in any form without written permission from  GTI.


2.     GTI is an introduction agency. Accordingly, neither GTI nor its Representatives offer any guarantee and make no warranty that the Exchanger will find an exchange with a compatible Exchange Partner, and that a home exchange will result.  The annual membership fee is paid for 12 months of membership of Green Theme International.  The membership fee is paid on a non-refundable basis.


3.     It is not possible for GTI or its Representatives to inspect the houses of Exchangers registered with it.  Accordingly neither GTI nor its Representatives accept any responsibility or liability for the quality, fitness for purpose or state of the Exchange Partner’s home, nor can GTI or its Representatives accept any liability for any damage, accident or injury which might occur to the Exchanger or any member of his family, or any person accompanying the Exchanger to the Exchange Partner’s home, or to whom the Exchanger allows access whether as visitor, tradesman or otherwise.


4.     Neither GTI nor its Representatives are responsible for agreeing the terms and conditions of any agreement between the Exchanger and the Exchange Partner, subscribers, or other users of information provided on this web-site.  Any such agreement is a matter between the Exchanger and the Exchange Partner, whether as to such terms as allowing the Exchanger into the Exchange Partner’s home, or vice versa, or any accident or damage which may occur to either home or any person occupying or visiting either home during the period of the home exchange, or the giving up of possession at the end of the home exchange.


5.     Only the Exchanger and the Exchange Partner are aware of their own particular circumstances and requirements, and accordingly only they can agree terms suitable for their needs and circumstances.  Neither GTI nor its Representatives accept any responsibility or liability for any agreement (or lack of it) between the Exchanger and the Exchange Partner.  If the Exchanger has any concerns or doubts about, or does not fully understand any term of any agreement or proposed agreement between himself and the Exchange Partner the Exchanger should seek professional legal advice about such agreement or proposed agreement.


6.     The Exchanger is solely responsible for ascertaining if the Exchange Partner, his family and any persons accompanying him on the home exchange are suitable and trustworthy persons to allow into occupation of the Exchanger’s home.  The Exchanger is recommended to ask for references if appropriate.  Neither GTI nor its Representatives accept any responsibility or liability for any acts or omissions of the Exchange Partner, his family and any person accompanying him whilst in occupation of the Exchange Partner’s home.


7.     The above stated TERMS AND CONDITIONS shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the United States.  By maintaining individual membership of GTI, members consent to the subject matter and to the jurisdiction of the United States courts.


8.     These Terms and Conditions of individual membership and home exchange, including but not limited to all applicable fees, may be changed from time to time by GTI at its sole discretion.  Members will be provided advance written notice of any such changes.


 

IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

1.     Neither GTI nor its Representatives can be responsible for any damage, crime or accident to or at the Exchanger’s home, and the Exchanger is solely responsible for all damage caused by him or his family or anybody accompanying him on a home exchange, or whom the Exchanger allows to enter the Exchange Partner’s home whether as visitor, tradesman or otherwise.  Accordingly, the Exchanger is strongly recommended to check that he has or obtains adequate insurance for his home, and that the terms of any home insurance policy will provide insurance against all usual risks during the period of the Exchange Partner’s occupation of the Exchanger’s home.  The Exchanger is also strongly recommended to ensure that he has, for himself, his family and anybody accompanying him, adequate third party and public liability insurance for the period of the Exchanger’s occupation of the Exchange Partner’s home, to provide cover in the event of any damage thereto, or any accident to any person entering or occupying the Exchange Partner’s home.


2.     The Exchanger is strongly recommended to obtain adequate travel insurance for the period of the home exchange, to provide cover for the Exchanger, his family and any person accompanying him on the home exchange for all normal travel risks including delay, cancellation, loss or damage to possessions, accident, death or injury including medical expenses, and any duty the Exchanger may owe or possible liability to the Exchange Partner.


3.     The Exchanger should check the bona fides of the Exchange Partner, his authority to allow the Exchanger into the Exchange Partner’s home and trustworthiness.  If appropriate the Exchanger should require evidence of the Exchange Partner’s authority into his home and references to establish the Exchange Partner’s bona fides.


4.     If the Exchanger is in doubt about any terms of any agreement with the Exchange Partner or the Exchange Partner’s bona fides or authority to enter into such agreement the Exchanger should seek appropriate legal or other professional advice.


 

 

 

DEFINITIONS


In the preceding Terms and Conditions, and Recommendations, the following terms and expressions shall have the following meanings:-


1.     “The Exchange Partner” shall mean the person or persons whom the Exchanger proposes to allow to occupy his home for a predetermined exchange period.


2.     “The Exchange Partner’s home” the building, house, flat or property which the Exchange Partner allows the Exchanger to occupy, or proposes to allow to occupy, pursuant to any agreement or proposed agreement between the Exchanger and the Exchange Partner.


3.     “The Exchanger’s home” the building, house, flat or property which the Exchanger allows the Exchange Partner to occupy, or proposes to allow to occupy, pursuant to any agreement or proposed agreement between the Exchanger and the Exchange Partner.


4.     “The home Exchange” an agreement between the Exchanger and the Exchange Partner to allow each other into occupation of their respective homes.


5.     “The period of the home Exchange” the period of time for which the Exchanger and the Exchange Partner allow each other into occupation of their respective homes.


6.     In these Terms and Conditions, any word or expression carrying the masculine gender shall include the feminine and vice versa and the expressions “his/hers: he/she: him/her shall be construed accordingly.


 

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