Last Updated March 30, 2022
The website located at www.exploryst.com (the “Site”) is a copyrighted work belonging to Continuum Travel LLC d/b/a Exploryst (“Company”, “us”, “our”, and “we”). Certain features of the Site may be subject to additional guidelines, terms, or rules, which will be posted on the Site in connection with such features. All such additional terms, guidelines, and rules are incorporated by reference into these Terms.
PLEASE NOTE: THESE TERMS INCLUDE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROVISIONS (SEE SECTION 13) THAT, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTIONS, REQUIRE THAT (1) CLAIMS YOU BRING AGAINST EXPLORYST BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION, AND (2) YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE YOUR CLAIMS HEARD BY A JURY OR TO BRING OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS, GROUP, OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING.
What We Do
The Exploryst site is a platform to connect Travelers and Travel Providers who offer Travel Services with a focus on inclusivity, to the destinations that the Traveler is interested in. Our goal is to enable all people to be empowered to have the adventures they have dreamed of. Travel Services include accommodations, flights, transportation, excursions, cruises, and any other service provided on a trip booked by you through a Travel Provider.
You may use the Exploryst online web service to help you determine the accessibility of tourism and hospitality industry locations. You must first obtain CONTINUUM TRAVEL, LLC.’S permission if you want to sell or redistribute Exploryst reports or data derived directly from Exploryst, or if you want to modify, copy, license, or create derivative works from Exploryst.
It is not our intent that Exploryst be used for legal or litigation purposes. While CONTINUUM TRAVEL, LLC. supports the civil rights of individuals with disabilities to access adventures, and provides services to help organizations implement accessibility, Exploryst cannot provide a good measure of discrimination. Its use in legal actions can cause confusion and may suggest relationships with complainants, litigants, or defendants that are not valid. The use of Exploryst or Exploryst results/data for any purpose related to a legal action is not allowed without written permission. If you are aware of Exploryst being used in violation of these terms, please contact us.
You may not use Exploryst in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair Exploryst reporting services. In other words, excluding API usage, you may not use Exploryst in an automated manner or author web spiders or bots that will send URLs or code to Exploryst for processing, or automatically save Exploryst reports without permission. Additionally, inappropriate content may be flagged and banned from Exploryst. Exploryst use is closely monitored and abuse will result in permanent IP or content blocking.
A. Account Creation. In order to use certain features of the Site, you must register for an account (“Account”) and provide certain information about yourself as prompted by the account registration form. You represent and warrant that: (a) all required registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information. You may delete your Account at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Site. Company may suspend or terminate your Account in accordance with Section
B. Marketing and other Communications. By creating an Account, you consent to receive both marketing communications as well as other communication from Company, both through your account and by any other means, including email, text and telephone. To this end, you agree to keep your contact information in your profile up to date.
C. Commercial Accounts. If you are creating an account for commercial purposes and are accepting this Agreement on behalf of a company, organization or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so and have the authority to bind such entity to this Agreement, in which case the words “you” and “your” as used in this Agreement shall refer to such entity and the individual acting on behalf of the company shall be referred to as a “Business Representative.”
D. Account Responsibilities. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account login information and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree to immediately notify Company of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security. Company cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.
2. ACCESS TO THE SITE
A. License. Subject to these Terms, Company grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable, limited license to use and access the Site solely for your own personal, noncommercial use.
B. Restrictions. The rights granted to you in these Terms are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the Site, whether in whole or in part, or any content displayed on the Site; (b) you shall not modify, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Site; (c) you shall not access the Site in order to build a similar or competitive website, product, or service; and (d) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Site may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means. Unless otherwise indicated, any future release, update, or other addition to functionality of the Site shall be subject to these Terms. All copyright and other proprietary notices on the Site (or on any content displayed on the Site) must be retained on all copies thereof.
C. Modification. Company reserves the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Site (in whole or in part) with or without notice to you. You agree that Company will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Site or any part thereof.
D. Ownership. Subject to the terms of Section 3 below, you acknowledge that all the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, in the Site and its content are owned by Company or Company’s suppliers. Neither these Terms (nor your access to the Site) transfers to you or any third party any rights, title or interest in or to such intellectual property rights, except for the limited access rights expressly set forth in Section 2(A). Company and its suppliers reserve all rights not granted in these Terms. There are no implied licenses granted under these Terms.
3. USER CONTENT
A. User content. “User Content” means any and all information and content that a user submits to, or uses with, the Site (e.g., content in the user’s profile or postings). You are solely responsible for your User Content. You assume all risks associated with use of your User Content, including any reliance on its accuracy, completeness or usefulness by others, or any disclosure of your User Content that personally identifies you or any third party. You hereby represent and warrant that your User Content does not violate our Content Standards (defined in Section 3(C)). You may not represent or imply to others that your User Content is in any way provided, sponsored or endorsed by Company. Because you alone are responsible for your User Content, you may expose yourself to liability if, for example, your User Content violates the Content Standards. Company is not obligated to backup any User Content, and your User Content may be deleted at any time without prior notice. You are solely responsible for creating and maintaining your own backup copies of your User Content if you desire.
B. License. You hereby grant (and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant) to Company an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free and fully paid, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and perform, prepare derivative works of, incorporate into other works, and otherwise use and exploit your User Content, and to grant sublicenses of the foregoing rights, solely for the purposes of including your User Content in the Site. You hereby irrevocably waive (and agree to cause to be waived) any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to your User Content.
C. CONTENT STANDARDS. These content standards apply to any and all User Content. User contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, user contributions must not:
I. Contain any material that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable.
II. Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
III. Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
V. Be likely to deceive any person.
VI. Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote, or assist any unlawful act.
VII. Cause annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm, or annoy any other person.
VIII. Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
IX. Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising.
X. Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.
D. Enforcement. We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to review any User Content, and to investigate and/or take appropriate action against you in our sole discretion if you violate the Acceptable Use Policy or any other provision of these Terms or otherwise create liability for us or any other person. Such action may include removing or modifying your User Content, terminating your Account in accordance with Section 8, and/or reporting you to law enforcement authorities.
E. Feedback. If you provide Company with any feedback or suggestions regarding the Site (“Feedback”), you hereby assign to Company all rights in such Feedback and agree that Company shall have the right to use and fully exploit such Feedback and related information in any manner it deems appropriate. Company will treat any Feedback you provide to Company as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You agree that you will not submit to Company any information or ideas that you consider to be confidential or proprietary.
4. CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT VIOLATION AND AGENT FOR NOTICE
The digital millennium copyright act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide our copyright agent with the following information:
1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest
2. A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed
3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located (e.g., url), with enough detail that we may find it
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 or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law.
6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf
Any notification by a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf that fails to comply with requirements of the DMCA shall not be considered sufficient notice and shall not be deemed to confer upon us actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident.
We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice with our copyright agent. You should be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
Our agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
By mail: Exploryst
12470 York Street #105
Eastlake, CO 80614
Please note that, due to security concerns, attachments cannot be accepted. Accordingly, any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed.
5. BOOKING AND TRANSACTING
A. IN GENERAL. You can access features through the Site that allow you to book or transact online with local businesses. These features may be provided by Exploryst’s third-party partners, and their use may be governed by different or additional terms presented to you as part of the booking or transaction process. Please note that such third-party partners and/or the transacting local businesses themselves are responsible for fulfilling such bookings and transactions.
B. Payments and cancellations. You may be required to provide your credit card information to confirm a booking, and will be charged any applicable fees, including cancellation or no-show fees in accordance with the transacting local business’s cancellation policy provided at the time of booking. You agree that Exploryst may facilitate any such payments and charges on behalf of the transacting local business.
C. Force Majeure. Exploryst shall not be liable at any time, in any way, for loss, injury or damage arising from an act of nature, any force majeure, acts of government or de facto authority, government-imposed prohibitions, war, threat of war, civil unrest, any kind of hostilities, terrorist activities, industrial disputes, strikes, theft, robbery, sickness, health risks, pandemic, epidemic, accident, quarantine, immigration or customs regulations, hijacking, closure or congestion of airports or ports, breakdown, delay, cancellation, error, omission, inclement weather, storms, tempests, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, delay or default of any person engaged in providing any travel service closures, or any other cause beyond its control. In such cases, Exploryst will not be responsible for any refund. Any refund you may be entitled to will be from the Travel Provider. Travel Providers may choose to offer credits in lieu of a refund. We are not responsible for a Travel Provider’s failure to pay a refund or for supplier bankruptcy or insolvency.
- OWNERSHIP OF TRAVEL SERVICES AND TRAVEL PROVIDERS
Our Website is a travel search engine designed to connect you with Travel Providers who represent that they have inclusive business practices. Exploryst does not provide, own, or control any of the Travel Providers or Travel Services. Your agreement for Travel Services is with the Travel Provider and not with Exploryst. We do not own, manage or control the Travel Providers and your contract for Travel Services is with the Travel Provider. The Travel Services, such as hotels, airlines, transportation, etc. are owned, controlled or made available by third parties (the “Travel Provider”). The Suppliers are responsible for the Travel Services. The Travel Provider’s terms and privacy policies apply to your booking and travel, so you must agree to and understand those terms. By entering into an agreement with a Travel Provider and/or utilizing the Travel Services, you agree that neither Exploryst, or its employees, agents, or representatives are or may be liable for any loss, injury, or damage to you or your belongings, or otherwise, in connection with any service supplied or not supplied, including services related to inclusivity, mobility and disability, resulting directly or indirectly from any occurrence beyond the control of Exploryst. Exploryst shall not be liable for any injury, damage, or loss resulting from the neglect of any Travel Provider or Supplier or other person supplying services. Exploryst hold themselves free of responsibility for any damage(s) from any cause(s) whatsoever.
While our Site displays information regarding Travel Providers that hold themselves out as inclusive, this is in no way meant to suggest or imply or in any way communicate our recommendation, approval, affiliation, partnership, or sponsorship of the Travel Provider. Your interaction with any Travel Provider accessed through the Site is at your own risk.
- Travel Supplier Descriptions/Amenities/Images
While we exercise due diligence in the selection of our partners, travel service profiles and claims of inclusivity (including all ADA compliance or other mobility or disability claims) are based on information provided to us by the Travel Supplier. For instance, in the case of hotel accommodations, this includes images and descriptions of the properties and rooms, and claims of ADA compliance. Additionally, you should be aware that star ratings or similar systems are based on country classifications and therefore can differ. While Exploryst does its best to maintain current and accurate information regarding these Travel Suppliers, we cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in supplier descriptions, amenities, claims of inclusivity, or images.
8. THIRD PARTY LINKS AND ADS; OTHER USERS
A. Third Party Links and Ads. The Site may contain links to third-party websites and services, and/or display advertisements for third parties (collectively, “Third-Party Links & Ads”). Such Third-Party Links & Ads are not under the control of Company, and Company is not responsible for any Third-Party Links & Ads. Company provides access to these Third-Party Links & Ads only as a convenience to you, and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third-Party Links & Ads. You use all Third-Party Links & Ads at your own risk, and should apply a suitable level of caution and discretion in doing so. When you click on any of the Third-Party Links & Ads, the applicable third party’s terms and policies apply, including the third party’s privacy and data gathering practices. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction in connection with such Third-Party Links & Ads.
B. Other users. Each Site user is solely responsible for any and all of its own User Content. Because we do not control User Content, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any User Content, whether provided by you or by others. We make no guarantees regarding the accuracy, currency, suitability, or quality of any User Content. Your interactions with other Site users are solely between you and such users. You agree that Company will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred as the result of any such interactions. If there is a dispute between you and any Site user, we are under no obligation to become involved.
C. Release. You hereby release and forever discharge the Company (and our officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns) from, and hereby waive and relinquish, each and every past, present and future dispute, claim, controversy, demand, right, obligation, liability, action and cause of action of every kind and nature (including personal injuries, death, and property damage), that has arisen or arises directly or indirectly out of, or that relates directly or indirectly to, the Site (including any interactions with, or act or omission of, other Site users or any Third-Party Links & Ads).
9. LINKING TO EXPLORYST
You are granted a limited, nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to this Site provided such link does not portray Exploryst or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise defamatory manner. You may not use an Exploryst logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark of Exploryst to link to this Site without the express written permission of Exploryst. This limited right may be revoked at any time.
Exploryst 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 Exploryst and Exploryst 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. Exploryst is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by Exploryst of the site or any information contained therein. When leaving the Exploryst site, you should be aware that Exploryst’s 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.
10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
EXPLORYST DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, USEFULNESS OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT ON THE SITE AND DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SITE OR THE CONTENT. THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. EXPLORYST DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR ITS CONTENTS ARE FREE OF ERRORS, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT THOSE WARRANTIES THAT ARE NOT SUBJECT TO EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT. YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING ANY RELIANCE ON ITS ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS BY OTHERS, OR ANY DISCLOSURE OF YOUR USER CONTENT THAT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIES YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTYANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITES IS ACQUIRED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR OWN COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
11. LIMIT ON LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY (OR OUR SUPPLIERS) BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS, OR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, EVEN IF COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO YOUR DEVICE, COMPUTER SYSTEM, OR DATA ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE DATA. SOME STATES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, IN WHICH CASE THE FOREGOING LIMITATION SHALL BE INCREASED TO THE LOWEST DOLLAR AMOUNT ENFORCEABLE, AS DETERMINED BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION. THE FOREGOING SHALL BE ENFORCEABLE TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
12. TERM AND TERMINATION
These Terms are in full force and effect while you use the Site. We may suspend or terminate your rights to use the Site (including your Account) at any time for any reason at our sole discretion, including for any use of the Site in violation of these Terms. Upon termination of your rights under these Terms, your Account and right to access and use the Site will terminate immediately. You understand that any termination of your Account may involve deletion of your User Content associated with your Account from our live databases. Company will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any termination of your rights under these Terms, including for termination of your Account or deletion of your User Content.
If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Agreement shall remain in effect.
16. GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
You agree that any dispute between you and us relating in any way to the Site, the content, our advertising or marketing practices, or this Agreement, will:
– be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you or Exploryst may seek equitable relief in court for infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights (such as trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents) (such claim, an “IP Claim”). This provision shall apply, without limitation, to all claims that arose or were asserted before the Effective Date of this Agreement or any prior version of this Agreement.
– not be subject to a jury trial. YOU AND EXPLORYST HEREBY WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY.
– EXCEPT FOR EXCLUDED IP CLAIMS: YOU AND WE AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING OR PARTICIPATE IN CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN OUR RESPECTIVE INDIVIDUAL CAPACITIES, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. UNLESS BOTH YOU AND WE AGREE OTHERWISE IN WRITING, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN THE CLAIMS OF OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES WHO MAY BE SIMILARLY SITUATED, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING.
17. WHY WAS MY BUSINESS REMOVED?
Exploryst may, at its sole discretion, remove any business for any reason whatever. Generally, we remove businesses for failure to continually meet our guidelines, or for ongoing repeated complaints by our users. You can review our guidelines here. We will also remove businesses that close, or that file for bankruptcy, or become insolvent.