CCE Terms & Conditions

Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully. by using this site, you agree to abide by these terms and conditions, which will constitute our agreement (“agreement”).

Welcome to the Close Caribbean Encounters website, which is owned and operated by Close Caribbean Encounters (“Close Caribbean Encounters” or “we”). This Agreement describes the terms and conditions applicable to the services available through this website along with Close Caribbean Encounters’ mobile and tablet applications (“Site”). This Site is offered to you conditioned upon your acceptance without modification of all the terms, conditions, and notices set forth below. By accessing or using this Site in any manner, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. Please read the Agreement carefully. These terms and conditions of use may be changed by Close Caribbean Encounters in the future without further notice. Your continued use of this Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new or modified terms. Further, these terms and conditions apply exclusively to your access to, and use of, this Site and do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with Close Caribbean Encounters for products, services or otherwise.

Privacy Policy

Close Caribbean Encounters believes strongly in protecting user privacy. Users of this Site should refer to our Privacy Policy for information about how Close Caribbean Encounters uses and collects information. By using our Site, you consent to the use of your personal information by Close Caribbean Encounters in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy, which terms are incorporated herein.

Copyright

You, the User, acknowledge that all content included on this Site, including the information, data, software, photographs, graphs, video, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, images, illustrations, maps, designs, icons, written and other material (collectively, “Content”) and the arrangement and compilation of the Content are intellectual property and copyrighted works of Close Caribbean Encounters and service providers. In addition, all website materials, including, without limitation, the Close Caribbean Encounters logo, design, text, graphics, other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof are copyright of Close Caribbean Encounters ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Except as stated herein, none of the material may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Close Caribbean Encounters or the respective copyright owner. Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute and download the materials on this Site for personal, noncommercial and informational use only; provided that you may not, without the permission of Close Caribbean Encounters or the respective copyright owner, (a) copy, publish or post any materials on any computer network or broadcast or publications media, (b) modify the materials or (c) remove or alter any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the materials.

Trademarks

Close Caribbean Encounters, the Close Caribbean Encounters logo and the products and services described in this Site may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Close Caribbean Encounters. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of Close Caribbean Encounters, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Close Caribbean Encounters. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Licenses and Site Access

Close Caribbean Encounters grants you a limited, personal, nontransferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to make personal use only of the Site in accordance with this Agreement. Such grant does not include, without limitation: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Site or content therein; (b) the collection and use of any product listings or descriptions; (c) making derivative uses of the Site and its contents; or (d) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering and extraction methods. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of Close Caribbean Encounters or any third party. The right to use the Site is personal to you and is not transferable to any other person or entity. You shall be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your password(s), if any.

You may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Close Caribbean Encounters trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including the images found at this Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page) without Close Caribbean Encounters’ express written consent. Further, you may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing a Close Caribbean Encounters name, trademark or product name without Close Caribbean Encounters’ express written consent. You acknowledge that, although the Internet is often a secure environment, there are sometimes interruptions in service or events that are beyond the control of Close Caribbean Encounters, and Close Caribbean Encounters shall not be responsible for any data lost while transmitting information on the Internet. In spite of Close Caribbean Encounters’ efforts to keep the site accessible continuously, the Site may be unavailable from time to time for any reason, including, without limitation, maintenance. You understand and acknowledge that due to circumstances both within and outside of the control of Close Caribbean Encounters, access to the Site may be interrupted, suspended or terminated from time to time.

You also acknowledge that while Close Caribbean Encounters strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and thus we cannot guarantee its absolute security. To the extent permitted by law, Close Caribbean Encounters makes no representation or warranty with regard to the sufficiency of the security measures used for data handling and storage. Close Caribbean Encounters assumes no liability for disclosure of personal information due to, among other things, errors in transmission, security breaches or unauthorized third parties.

Linking

You are granted a limited, nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to this Site provided such link does not portray Close Caribbean Encounters or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner. You may not use a Close Caribbean Encounters logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark of Close Caribbean Encounters to link to this Site without the express written permission of Close Caribbean Encounters. This limited right may be revoked at any time.

Close Caribbean Encounters makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of sites accessible by hyperlink from this Site, or sites linking to this Site. The linked sites are not under the control of Close Caribbean Encounters and Close Caribbean Encounters is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. Close Caribbean Encounters is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by Close Caribbean Encounters of the site or any information contained therein. When leaving the Close Caribbean Encounters site, you should be aware that Close Caribbean Encounters’ terms and policies no longer govern, and therefore you should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data-gathering practices, of that site.

Age Restriction

Persons under the age of 18 are not eligible to register for, purchase, cancel or modify any services available on this Site. By using this Site, you warrant that you possess the legal authority to create a binding legal obligation.

User Conduct

In using this Site, you agree:

  1. not to make any speculative, false, or fraudulent reservation or any reservation in anticipation of demand;
  2. not to disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse, the Site, or any services, system resources, accounts, servers or networks connected to or accessible through the Site or affiliated or linked websites;
  3. not to use this Site or its Content for any commercial purpose;
  4. not to disrupt or interfere with any other user’s enjoyment of the Site or affiliated or linked websites;
  5. not to upload, post or otherwise transmit through or on this Site any viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files;
  6. not to use or attempt to use another’s account, service or system without authorization from Close Caribbean Encounters, or create or use a false identity on this Site;
  7. not to transmit through or on this Site spam, chain letters, junk mail or any other type of unsolicited mass email to people or entities who have not agreed to be part of such mailings;
  8. not to use or access the Site in any way that, in Close Caribbean Encounters’ reasonable judgment, adversely affects the performance or function of the Site; and
  9. not to attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the Site or portions of the Site that are restricted from general access.

In addition, you agree that you are solely responsible for actions and communications undertaken or transmitted under your account, and that you will comply with all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations, including but not limited to United States export restrictions, that relate to your use of or activities on this Site.

Electronic Notification

To the extent that we need to contact you, you agree that we may do so via any electronic means, including but not limited to communications posted on this Site, electronic mail, text message or by telephone.

Customer Ratings and Reviews

Close Caribbean Encounters may invite a member to write a customer review on his or her personal experience and display the review publicly on its website and elsewhere. You acknowledge that Close Caribbean Encounters may choose to provide attribution of your comments or reviews (for example, listing your first name and hometown on a review that you submit) at our discretion. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any submissions submitted by you.

Supplier Terms and Conditions

You agree to abide by the terms and conditions of purchase imposed by any supplier with whom you elect to deal, including, but not limited to, payment of all amounts when due and compliance with the supplier’s rules and restrictions regarding availability and use of fares, products, or services.

Copyright Policy and Copyright Agent

It is Close Caribbean Encounters’ policy to respect the copyright and intellectual property rights of others.

If you believe that Close Caribbean Encounters or any user of our site has infringed your copyright in any material way, please notify Close Caribbean Encounters and provide the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
  2. An identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
  3. An identification of the material that you claim is infringing so that we may locate it on the site.
  4. Your address, telephone number and email address.
  5. A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
  6. A statement by you that the above information in your Notice is accurate, made under penalty of perjury, and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest involved.

Accounts

You may register to utilize this Site by completing the specified registration process and providing us with current, complete, and accurate information as requested by the online registration form. It is your responsibility to maintain the currency, completeness and accuracy of your registration data, and any loss caused by your failure to do so is your responsibility. You agree to notify Close Caribbean Encounters immediately of any unauthorized use of your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your login and password. Close Caribbean Encounters is not liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your account, either with or without your knowledge.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Close Caribbean Encounters and the Covered Parties (defined below) from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, losses, fines, penalties, damages or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature (including attorneys’ fees, expert fees and accounting fees) made or incurred or brought by any third party arising out of or relating to (i) your conduct, (ii) your use of this Site, (iii) your breach of this Agreement or the documents referenced herein, or (iv) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

Submissions

You agree that any materials, including but not limited to questions, comments, ratings or reviews, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information, provided by you in the form of email or submissions to Close Caribbean Encounters, or postings on the Site or Close Caribbean Encounters’ social sites (such as its Facebook and Twitter accounts) (collectively, “Submissions”), are nonconfidential and shall become the sole property of Close Caribbean Encounters. Close Caribbean Encounters shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use of these materials for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. The submission of any materials to Close Caribbean Encounters, including the posting of materials to any forum or interactive area, irrevocably waives any and all “moral rights” in such materials, including the rights of paternity and integrity. You agree that Close Caribbean Encounters may use and display publicly on its website and elsewhere the name, city, hometown and state that you submit in connection with your Submissions. You further agree that you will be solely responsible for the content of any Submissions you make and that you shall be solely liable for any harm resulting from your Submission.

The information and opinions expressed in Submissions on this Site are not necessarily those of Close Caribbean Encounters or its content providers, advertisers, sponsors, affiliated or related entities, and Close Caribbean Encounters makes no representations or warranties regarding any Submission. Close Caribbean Encounters does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Submissions or determine whether the Submissions violate the rights of others. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other Users will be at your own risk.

Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand and agree that this site and the information, services, products and materials available through it are provided on an “as-is” and “as available” basis. you expressly agree that use of this site is at your sole risk.

To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Close Caribbean Encounters and its affiliates disclaim all warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to any warranties of title, or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No oral or written information provided by Close Caribbean Encounters or its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, providers, merchants, sponsors, licensors or the like shall create a warranty; nor shall you rely on any such information or advice.

You expressly agree that use of this site, including all content, data or software distributed by, downloaded or accessed from or through this site, is at your sole risk. You understand and agree that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your business or your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such content, data and/or software.

You acknowledge that Close Caribbean Encounters does not control in any respect any information, products or services offered by third parties on or through this site. Except as otherwise agreed in writing, Close Caribbean Encounters and its affiliates assume no responsibility for and make no warranty or representation as to the accuracy, currency, completeness, reliability or usefulness of content or products distributed or made available by third parties through this site. No warranty or guarantee is made that a user will receive the lowest available price for goods and/or services available through this site. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time prior to purchase. Close Caribbean Encounters disclaims all liability for any errors or other inaccuracies relating to the information and description of the hotel or other travel products displayed on this site (including, without limitation, the pricing, photographs, list of hotel amenities, general product descriptions, etc.). in addition, Close Caribbean Encounters expressly reserves the right to update prices at any time and/or correct any pricing errors on our site and/or on pending reservations made under an incorrect price.

Close Caribbean Encounters does not make any warranty that this site or its content will meet your requirements, or that the site or content will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error free, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. Close Caribbean Encounters does not represent or warrant that materials in this site or information provided by Close Caribbean Encounters via email or other means are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. Nor does Close Caribbean Encounters make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of Close Caribbean Encounters or its content or as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information obtained through the use of this Site

Close Caribbean Enco9unters assumes no responsibility for any damages suffered by a user, including, but not limited to, loss of data from delays, non-deliveries of content or email, errors, system down time, mis-deliveries of content or email, network or system outages, file corruption or service interruptions caused by the negligence of Close Caribbean Encounters, its affiliates its license holders or a user’s own errors and/or omissions.

Close Caribbean Encounters assumes no responsibility for any damages suffered by a user, including, but not limited to, loss from non-delivery of services purchased from the companies listed on the Site such as (but not limited to) airfare, accommodations, tours, transfers and vouchers. The user is aware that companies and their agents providing such services are not in any way related to Close Caribbean Encounters and Close Caribbean Encounters has no responsibility to ensure delivery of such services.

Close Caribbean Encounters disclaims any warranty or representation that confidentiality of information transmitted through this website will be maintained.

Limitation on Liability

Under no circumstances, including without limitation negligence, shall Close Caribbean Encounters or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, suppliers or any other party involved in creating, producing, transmitting, or distributing Close Caribbean Encounters content or related services (collectively the “covered parties”) be liable to any person or entity whatsoever for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, compensatory, punitive or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever arising from or in connection with the use or inability to use the site or any content provided by or through this site or any products or services obtained through the site or resulting from unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, or other information that is sent or received, including but not limited to damages for lost profits, use, data or other intangibles. The limitations of liability shall apply regardless of the form of action, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if a covered party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Further, accommodation and service providers on the site are independent contractors and not agents or employees of the covered parties. To the extent permitted by law, the covered parties do not assume liability for any injury, damage, death, property damage, loss, accident or delay due to an act, error or omission of an accommodation or service provider, including, without limitation, an act of negligence or the default of a service provider, or an act of god. The covered parties shall have no liability and will make no refund in the event of any delay, cancellation, overbooking, strike, force majeure or other causes beyond their direct control, and they have no responsibility for any additional expense, omissions, delays, re-routing or acts of any government or authority.

If, notwithstanding the above, a covered party is found liable for any loss or damage relating to the use of this site, user agrees the liability of any such party shall in no event exceed the transaction fees assessed by Close Caribbean Encounters for your transaction on this site. This limitation of liability reflects the allocation of risk between the parties.

In addition, to the extent allowed by applicable law, you agree that you will bring any claim or cause of action arising from or relating to your access or use of this Site within two (2) years from the date on which such claim or action arose or accrued or such claim or cause of action will be irrevocably waived.

Travel Destinations

You are responsible for ensuring that you meet foreign entry requirements and that your travel documents, such as passports and visas (transit, business, tourist, and otherwise), are in order and any other foreign entry requirements are met. Although most travel, including travel to international destinations, is completed without incident, travel to certain destinations may involve greater risk than others. Close Caribbean Encounters shall not be liable for damages or losses that may result from travel to such destinations. Close Caribbean Encounters urges passengers to review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by the United States Government and the aviation administration prior to booking travel to international destinations.

By offering travel services to particular international destinations, Close Caribbean Encounters does not represent or warrant that travel to such points is advisable or without risk, and is not liable for damages or losses that may result from travel to such destinations.

Termination

Notwithstanding any of these terms and conditions, Close Caribbean Encounters reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever to terminate your license to use this Site, and to block or prevent future access to and use of this Site. Close Caribbean Encounters shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to this Site.

Severability

If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

If at any time you do not agree with any part of this Agreement, YOU MUST DISCONTINUE USE OF THIS SITE. This Agreement (and any other terms and conditions referenced herein) represent the entire agreement between you and each of the Covered Parties regarding your use of this Site and supersede any and all prior statements, representations, or prior versions of these terms and conditions relating to the use of the Site that were displayed previously on this Site. Close Caribbean Encounters reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend, modify, or alter this Agreement (and any other terms and conditions referenced herein) at any time by posting the revised terms on this Site. We recommend that you review these terms and conditions periodically.