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Disclaimer

Although all reasonable steps are taken to ensure that the content on this website is accurate and up to date, Biosphere Expeditions will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies or omissions it may contain. Biosphere Expeditions provides this website on an "as is" basis and does not promise that this website or any of its contents will be complete, accurate or up to date at all times. If something is important, please contact one of our offices. Accordingly Biosphere Expeditions does not accept any liability for any error, inaccuracy or omission on the site. To the fullest extent permitted at law, neither Biosphere Expeditions nor any of its employees or other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this web site.

Jurisdiction

These terms of use, which are subject to English law, contain the entire agreement between us with respect to our site. No part of these terms are intended to constitute an exclusion of any liability which cannot be excluded under English law.

Data protection

We may obtain data from and about you in the course of your accessing our site. In accordance with UK data protection legislation, we need your consent to use that information for our marketing and mailing purposes, which may include the transfer of such data overseas. By submitting your personal details, you will be taken to have provided that consent. If you do not agree, you have the option not to submit your personal details.

Links from our website

Links from this site to other sites are provided for your information and convenience only, and no responsibility or liability can be accepted for the content, accuracy or any other aspect of these sites. The provision of a link does not imply an endorsement of any kind by Biosphere Expeditions.

Privacy policy

Biosphere Expeditions will endeavour to protect your privacy. We will try to fulfill the wishes of people who give us their details. If you do receive emails or mail outs from us that are not wanted please contact us immediately and we will remove you from our mailing lists. If you have any other concerns about your privacy or about the statement below, please email us at info@biosphere-expeditions.org.

What happens to your personal information

We collect information from you to send through more information and to help process your booking. Your information also allows us to send through any special offers that may be available at any time. We will also use it to tell you about any new expeditions or information materials that may be coming out. We will also use your information for internal use and analyses.

Security

We cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online and you do so at your own risk. You should be aware of the inherent limitations of security and privacy that exists on the internet. This site contains links to a number of other sites. Biosphere Expeditions cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices, security and content of these websites.

Use of cookies on our site

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Two types of cookies are used on this website. Firstly, session cookies , which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site. Secondly, persistent cookies , which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly. Most major websites use cookies. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled. Find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/.

Disclaimer Germany / German

Mit Urteil vom 12. Mai 1998 hat das Landgericht Hamburg entschieden, dass man durch die Ausbringung eines Links die Inhalte der gelinkten Seite ggf. mit zu verantworten hat. Dies kann - so das Landesgericht - nur dadurch verhindert werden, dass man sich ausdrücklich von diesen Inhalten distanziert. Auf dieser Seite von Biosphere Expeditions gibt es Links zu anderen Seiten im Internet. Für all diese Links gilt: Biosphere Expeditions möchte ausdrücklich betonen, dass wir keinerlei Einfluss auf die Gestaltung und die Inhalte der gelinkten Seiten haben. Deshalb distanzieren wir uns ausdrücklich von allen Inhalten aller verlinkten Seiten auf dieser Seite. Diese Erklärung gilt für alle Verlinkungen auf dieser Seite. 

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Terms & conditions

Introduction

We strive to make joining Biosphere Expedition a unique experience. Before completing a joining form, please read this information carefully. Much of it is already contained in our information materials, but we are summarising it here in an effort to convey to everyone in a clear, understandable and honest way the terms and conditions under which we operate: what you can expect from us, what we can expect from you, what your rights are, and what our rights are. Before joining you should fully understand the nature of the services and facilities we provide. To do this you should read the information below in conjunction with any other material pertaining to the experience you want to join. When joining by signing the appropriate form or submitting information online it is implied and accepted that you have read and understood all our terms and conditions below and agree to abide by them, just as we will, and that therefore a legally binding contract has been made. If at any time you have any questions at all, please just ask. When we mention “experiences” below, we mean our 2-week expeditions, 1-week projects, taster/sampler days, events and any other ventures that we offer. When we mention “expeditions” we are usually, but not always, referring to 2-week expeditions and 1-week projects.

Philosophy and risk management

Many of our experiences visit distant and challenging parts of the world, often in remote regions of developing countries. Wherever we work, the unexpected is often the norm and it is important to realise that the most carefully laid plans can go wrong. Emergency and health services, local infrastructure and services, transport and accommodation on our experiences are often very unlikely to be of western standard. Internal flights can be delayed or cancelled, local helpers may be unreliable, the behaviour and movements of wildlife will be hard to predict, and the weather and research work may cause you some discomfort. It is therefore essential that those who join our experiences do so with a positive frame of mind and a sense of humour. Unlike many holiday services calling themselves ‘expeditions’, true expedition work is by its very nature unpredictable. For this reason the published itineraries of our experiences, the research work and the wildlife we are likely to encounter should be seen as statements of intent, rather than contractual obligations and we reserve the right to vary the itineraries. A variety of factors including (but not limited to) political instability, war, transport difficulties, strikes, sickness, quarantine, local regulations, weather conditions, natural disasters, wildlife behaviour and movements, and other force majeure may cause us to alter the stated itinerary, and/or incur additional expenses, and/or prevent you from seeing the species and habitats under investigation. If the experience is affected by these unforeseen events, the programme leader will consult the participants where appropriate and make any changes necessary, but you will be responsible for any additional expenses incurred, which, depending on the circumstances, may be recoverable on your travel insurance. We will endeavour to keep changes to a minimum, but if they are necessary they will always be made with the aims of the experience, as well as the enjoyment and welfare of the participants in mind. We cannot be held responsible for the results of any changes or delays if caused by any of the above factors. However, we would like to stress that the problems outlined are unlikely events, even in remoter areas. Everything we do involves a certain degree of risk, which varies from experience to experience. Our aim is to offer enjoyable and challenging experiences whilst making the safety and welfare of participants our highest priority. Our leader is responsible for the safe and efficient running of the experience, and the supervision of safety, health and hygiene. Achieving research aims is one of our highest priorities, but no experience can be considered successful unless it is also conducted responsibly, safely and harmoniously, and with regard for the environment. We aim to assist participants to realise their individual ambitions within the limits of these conditions and acceptable risk. Safety of participants and protection of the environment is paramount. Achieving research aims is desirable. By signing the appropriate joining form or submitting it online you agree to participate in the experience’s activities at your own risk and to ensure that you have adequate travel and medical insurance to cover all normal travel risks and any additional risks mentioned in our information materials, including these terms & conditions. Biosphere Expeditions cannot be liable for any discomfort, injury, illness or death sustained during the experience, nor for any losses or damage to your property.

Joining an expedition

We advise you to read carefully the description of the experience before applying to join. If you are unsure, you can contact our offices and/or you can order a detailed briefing. When you have made your choice, complete the appropriate form and send it to us together with a deposit or full payment. The amounts for this deposit or full payment vary and are advertised on our website alongside the relevant currency and payment methods. Deposits are always non-refundable. Any booking for a person under 18 must be made by their parent or legal guardian. After receipt of your joining form, we will send you a confirmation and information which will help you prepare for the experience. If you are joining an experience where a non-refundable deposit payment is due first and then a balance payment, then approximately six weeks before the start of the experience as a whole, we will send you a final invoice for your balance payment. This should be paid by the due date shown on the invoice. If you join an experience within four weeks of its departure, you should send the full contribution with your joining form. If the balance is not paid by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel your place and apply cancellation charges and interest, unless a payment delay has been agreed with Biosphere Expeditions in writing. Payments can be made by cheque, bank transfer or credit and debit card. By submitting your debit or credit card details you are agreeing to have your card charged to settle any outstanding balance by or at any time after the due date given on your invoice.

Withdrawal conditions

If you want to withdraw from participating in an experience, you must do so in writing. Your cancellation will take effect from the date we receive your letter. If you cancel 100 days or more before the balance payment due date shown on your invoice, then we shall give you a full refund less the non-refundable deposit (which is never refunded). If you cancel between 99 and 50 days before the balance payment due date shown on your invoice, we shall give you a 50% refund. If you cancel between 49 and 21 days before the balance payment due date shown on your invoice, we shall give you a 10% refund. If you cancel 20 days or fewer before the balance payment due date shown on your invoice, we shall not give you a refund. Charges we retain are to cover advance payments and purchases we have made in the host country and/or with our field stations and scientists. If you withdraw, we advise you to check your insurance policy as you may be entitled to a refund.

Cancellation conditions

In the unlikely event that an experience has to be cancelled for whatever reason by Biosphere Expeditions you will be notified immediately and all monies paid will be refunded. However, if our cancellation is due to force majeure, any reasonable expenses we have incurred will be deducted from your refund and you should check your insurance. We do not accept liability for any loss arising from our cancellation or your withdrawal including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing and equipment, visa, passport and vaccination fees, or other expenses related to the experience. Please note that it is your responsibility to protect yourself against airline and travel agency cancellation to and from the assembly point by taking out adequate travel insurance.

Inclusions and exclusions


Biosphere Expeditions will provide all the arrangements and services as detailed below from and to the assembly point in the host country. The published contribution does not include travel to and away from the assembly point. It is the responsibility of each participant to make their own way to the assembly point in time for the advertised meeting date and time. We insist on punctuality and do not accept liability for any loss arising from failure to arrive at the assembly point on time. The published contribution for your experience includes all of the below, where applicable: travel from and to the assembly point • all accommodation and base camp facilities • all meals and provisions • access to specialist research equipment • all research permit and access fees • the services of local researchers and helpers • the services of the leader • any other services or goods specifically mentioned in the experience dossiers or briefings. The published contribution does not include visa and vaccination costs • personal travel & medical insurance • personal (alcoholic) drinks • telephone calls and internet access • airport taxes • private trips and excursions • anything else not specifically included.

Insufficient numbers, small teams and resulting surcharge policy

We aim to operate every experience within the contribution advertised. In order to keep our prices low and research teams small, we operate with very small margins and are thus unable to absorb large cost and/or currency fluctuations. On the rare occasion of a significant increase in the price of products (e.g. fuel & equipment prices), services (e.g. research & access permits, helicopter airlifts), or exchange rates, we may be forced to pass a proportion of this increase to participants. Any such increase will be notified to you as soon as we have the information. If this surcharge exceeds 10% of the contribution advertised, you may withdraw from the experience within 7 days of receiving notification and receive a full refund. In order to minimise environmental impact and maximise research efficiency, Biosphere Expeditions only operates small teams with a dedicated leader. We reserve the right to cancel any experience for which we do not have a large enough team to make the experience economically viable. If the minimum team size is not reached, we reserve the right to add a 10% surcharge to the contribution. If there are any problems of the sort described above, we will consult with all participants. We would like to stress that these issues occur very rarely and that most problems are apparent before the balance of the expedition contribution is due, so there is usually plenty of time for participants to consider changed circumstances.

Experience and fitness required

Our experiences are for everyone and there are usually no special skills (biological or otherwise) required other than the ability to communicate in English. If there are special skills required (e.g. a diving qualification), this will be clearly stated in the relevant information materials and on our website. If you are disabled, please contact us to find out about the suitability of the experience of your choice. We ask everyone to tell us what they think they can bring to the expedition so that we can make the best use of the team's skills and experience. Some degree of fitness is required, but if you are healthy and enjoy the outdoors, your fitness level should be sufficient. Some experiences require a higher level of fitness, and if so this will be clearly stated. It is the responsibility of each participant to have their fitness and physical condition checked by a medical and dental professional prior to departure. If in the opinion of the leader the health of a participant is at risk, the leader is entitled to either deny the participant participation in the experience, or authorise immediate evacuation and repatriation, and Biosphere Expeditions will be entitled to recover any costs incurred.

Medical

It is entirely the responsibility of each participant to ensure that they have taken adequate medical and dental precautions for the experience they intend to join. In particular you must comply with all advice from the relevant authorities and health professionals regarding vaccinations, inoculations and other medical and dental precautions. If you have an existing or previous illness/disability, which could affect your mental or physical condition during the expedition you must consult your doctor about your suitability to join the expedition. You must also inform Biosphere Expeditions of any such pre-existing condition. Although we rarely ask for this, we reserve the right at any time prior to departure to insist that you provide a medical certificate as documentary proof of your suitability to join the experience. 

Paperwork and tickets

You are reminded that it is entirely your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of all the necessary documents for the experience, including (but not limited to) valid visas, valid vaccination certificates, travel tickets to take you to the assembly point on time, a passport with at least six months validity beyond the date of your return travel (as some countries now insist on this). If you expect to have to renew your passport and your vaccinations before departure, you should allow plenty of time to do so. In some cases we must notify the authorities of the host country of the whole team's passport and vaccination details. Discrepancies may result in delays to the team, fines to the individuals involved, or in the worst case cancellation of all research and access permits. In such cases we reserve the right to recover costs from the individuals involved. Your experience dossier or briefing will contain details of visa and vaccination requirements.

Conduct and observing the law

Our leaders will do their utmost to ensure that any problems are solved to the benefit of the whole team. Signing the appropriate joining form or submitting it online implies your acceptance of the leader's authority to make decisions affecting the safe conduct of the experience, and/or individual participants. It also obliges you to comply with the leader’s instructions and with the laws and regulations of the host country. If you disregard these instructions and laws (in particular unlawful possession of drugs or firearms), you will be removed from the expedition. The decision of the leader as to the conduct, itinerary, and objectives of the experience and its members is final. The leader may require an individual to leave the experience or to be confined to camp if in the leader's judgement the actions of that individual puts their own health and safety at risk, or jeopardises the safety, enjoyment or welfare of the team, or jeopardises the expedition's research aims and objectives, or puts the welfare of wildlife or habitats at risk. In such circumstances the leader cannot be held liable, nor is the individual involved entitled to a refund and Biosphere Expeditions reserves the right to recover any costs incurred as a result.

Insurance

If you have joined an expedition, it is compulsory that you are in possession of a suitable travel & medical insurance policy, which covers you fully for the activities detailed in the dossier or briefing of the experience, and provides cover for emergency medical repatriation. You should pay special attention to the fact that your policy covers you for adventurous activities and/or light manual work. We reserve the right to remove you from the team at any time if you fail to provide us with evidence of adequate travel insurance cover when asked to do so.

Equipment

All communal and group equipment such as research tools, GPSs, tents, cooking equipment, medical kit, etc. will be provided by Biosphere Expeditions. You will receive full training for any specialised equipment you are likely to use. You will need to provide your own clothing and personal equipment. A detailed list of personal clothing and equipment required will be sent to you as part of the dossier or briefing about your experience. Damage or loss to any equipment belonging to Biosphere Expeditions caused by carelessness, negligence or improper use will be charged appropriately and reasonably to the person responsible for the loss or damage. Depending on the circumstances you may be able to recover this loss from your travel insurance.

Transport

Our experiences by and large involve transport of some sort (vehicles, boats, helicopters and other aircraft, etc.). By signing the appropriate joining form you accept that Biosphere Expeditions cannot be liable for any discomfort, injury, illness, injury or death sustained whilst using any mode of transport, nor for any losses or damage to your property. We may also ask you to drive vehicles and/or support the experience by using your own vehicle to transport yourself and other participants. By signing the appropriate joining form or submitting it online you agree that you will • Drive any vehicle in a safe and responsible manner, as if it was your own, and not engage in any race or unsafe driving • Not operate the vehicle in an unsafe and negligent manner and shall at all times while operating the vehicle observe posted speed limits and obey all rules and regulations with respect to operation of a motor vehicle • Be responsible for all costs incurred due to traffic offences while the vehicle is under your control •  Not allow passengers to ride anywhere other than in the interior or loading platform of the vehicle •  Not use the vehicle for any illegal purpose • Not permit the vehicle to be operated by any other person not authorised to drive by Biosphere Expeditions • At no time operate the vehicle whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs. By signing the appropriate joining form or submitting it online you also fully indemnify Biosphere Expeditions for any and all loss of or damage to the vehicle and any injury or death to its passengers (including you) or loss and damage to the property of its passengers (including you) whether caused by collision, fire, flood, vandalism, theft or any other cause.

Single facilities

Our costs are based on two or more people sharing. We can sometimes provide single facilities, but there may be an extra charge involved. This will become apparent as the expedition team recruits itself. Please notify us of your requirements when applying to join.

Unused services


If you fail to arrive at the assembly point in time and as a result miss taking part in the experience, no refund or compensation will be given. Once an experience has departed, no refund or compensation will be given for any unused accommodation, travel or any other feature contained in the dossier. This also applies to all extensions and independent travel arrangements that participants have made.

Complaints

It is our sincere hope that the experience you join will live up to your expectations. Remember that our expeditions are real scientific research expeditions, not tours. Biosphere Expeditions makes every effort to describe accurately field conditions in its publications and verbally, but field work in what are often remote and challenging places is a delicate business, and prone to last-minute changes. We accept this as part of what makes joining Biosphere Expeditions a unique experience. We are not in the package holiday business, so if that is what you want, best look elsewhere. However, if you have cause for complaint during the experience you must bring it to the attention of the leader who will do his/her best to rectify the situation. We cannot take action and try to make your experience more enjoyable if you take no action during the experience, but only write a letter of complaint upon your return. However, if a problem is brought to the attention of the leader, but remains unsolved, you should write a letter of complaint within 28 days of your return. We do not accept any liability in relation to any complaint if you fail to notify us strictly in accordance with the provisions above.

Legal status

By joining an experience you are entering into a legally binding contract with Biosphere Expeditions Ltd., a non-profit organisation registered in England and Wales under company number 3906154. Biosphere Expeditions reserves the right to refuse an application for any reason we consider appropriate and proper.

Liability

Biosphere Expeditions takes overall responsibility for the organisation, logistical and research arrangements of your experience, as well as providing overall leadership. In the event of disputes within the team, the leader's decision will be final. Our experiences may take teams to remote and potentially dangerous places. The role of the leader is to oversee the safe conduct of the experience and well-being of all participants. Our leaders have considerable experience in the areas and activities we operate. They will use this experience to facilitate the safe and successful achievement of the stated aims of the experience. However, it is explicitly stated that no proportion of the contribution is in relation to, or in return for, professional instructing or guiding services. Please be aware that you are acknowledging your personal responsibility for your own welfare at all times by signing the appropriate joining form or submitting it online.

Jurisdiction and the law

The terms and conditions of all agreements and contracts made with Biosphere Expeditions Ltd. (a non-profit organisation registered in England and Wales under company number 3906154) can be changed, within reason, at any time and without prior notice, and all matters arising from it, shall be subject to and governed by English Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. When making your application to join you confirm that you have read and understood all the terms and conditions above and agree to abide by them. These terms and conditions are subject to reasonable change without prior notice and the terms and conditions displayed at www.biosphere-expeditions.org/terms shall at all times be considered the binding terms and conditions irrespective of other terms and conditions in circulation.

Assumption of risk and waiver of liability

I hereby affirm that I am aware that taking part in an experience with Biosphere Expeditions has inherent risks, which may result in serious injury or death. I further understand that these experiences may be conducted at a site that is remote, either by time or distance or both, from medical services. I still choose to proceed with the experience with Biosphere Expeditions despite the above. I understand and agree that neither Biosphere Expeditions, nor its affiliate and subsidiary corporations or organizations, nor any of their respective employees, officers, agents, contractors or assigns, (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘Released Parties’’) may be held liable or responsible in any way for any injury, death, or other damages to me, my family, estate, heirs or assigns that may occur as a result of my participation in this experience. In consideration of being allowed to participate in the experience with Biosphere Expeditions, I hereby personally assume all risks of this experience, whether foreseen or unforeseen, that may befall me while I am a participant in the experience, or whilst I am travelling to the experience or back from it. I further release, exempt and hold harmless said experience and Released Parties from any claim or lawsuit by me, my family, estate, heirs, or assigns, arising out of my enrolment and participation in this experience including both claims arising during the experience or after. I also understand that the experience may involve physically strenuous activities and that I may be exerting myself during the experience, and that if I am injured as a result of a heart attack, panic, hyperventilation, drowning or any other cause, that I expressly assume the risk of said injuries and that I will not hold the Released Parties responsible for the same. I further state that I am of lawful age and legally competent to accept this liability release, or that I have acquired the written consent of my parent or guardian. I understand the terms herein are contractual and not a mere recital, and that I have agreed to this document of my own free act and with the knowledge that I hereby agree to this waiver of liability. I further agree if any provision of this agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be severed from this agreement. The remainder of this agreement will then be construed as though the unenforceable provision had never been contained herein. I by this instrument agree to exempt and release Biosphere Expeditions all its staff, and its affiliate and subsidiary corporations or organisations, any of their respective employees, officers, agents, contractors or assigns, the facility through which I receive the experience and all related entities as defined above, from all liability or responsibility whatsoever for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death however caused. I have fully informed myself of the contents of this liability release and assumption of risk agreement by reading it before I accepted it on behalf of myself and my heirs. I accept that completing a joining form for the experience, either online or as a hardcopy, is regarded as signing and accepting this liability release and assumption of risk agreement.

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AGB


Diese AGB gelten für Schnuppertage, die in Deutschland durchgeführt werden.

Vertragsschluss

Mit Ihrer schriftlichen Anmeldung und der Einverständniserklärung zu den Reisebedingungen bieten Sie Biosphere Expeditions Ltd. (im folgenden „Biosphere Expeditions“ genannt) verbindlich den Abschluss eines Reisevertrags an. Der Reisevertrag kommt durch Ihre schriftliche Anmeldung zustande. Schriftlich in diesem Sinne beinhaltet auch per E-Mail oder Webseitenformular. Wenn Sie dritte Personen anmelden, haften Sie auch für den Reisepreis der/s Mitreisenden. Anmeldeschluss ist bis unmittelbar vor Beginn des Schnuppertages (im folgenden „Reise“ genannt).

Leistung

Die von Biosphere Expeditions vertraglich geschuldeten Leistungen ergeben sich ausschließlich aus der Ausschreibung (Dossier) und allen darin enthaltenen Hinweisen und Erläuterungen und aus den Angaben im Anmeldeformular. Die Art des Reisekonzeptes impliziert einheimische, landestypische Räumlichkeiten und Serviceleistungen. Abweichungen einzelner Leistungen sind gestattet, soweit diese nicht erheblich sind und den Gesamtzuschnitt der Reise nicht beeinträchtigen. Eine etwaige Nennung der Reiseleitung ist unverbindlich.

Zahlung, Rücktritt & Absage
 
Bei Anmeldung sind €65 Anmeldegebühr per Banküberweisung zu entrichten. Andere Zahlungsformen sind leider nicht möglich. Die Anmeldegebühr wird bei Nichtantritt bzw. Rücktritt von der Reise durch die angemeldete Person nicht zurückerstattet.

Wir behalten uns das Recht vor, eine Veranstaltung bei zu geringer Teilnehmerzahl abzusagen. In diesem Fall werden den bereit angemeldeten Personen sämtliche bereits bezahlten Anmeldegebühren rückerstattet.

Preisänderung

Biosphere Expeditions behält sich vor, die ausgeschriebenen und mit der Buchung bestätigten Preise im Falle der Erhöhung der Kosten oder der Abgaben für bestimmte Leistungen oder einer Änderung der für die betreffende Reise geltenden Wechselkurse in dem Umfang zu ändern, wie sich die Erhöhung der Kosten oder Abgaben für bestimmte Leistungen pro Person auf den Reisepreis auswirken. Von einer nachträglichen Änderung der Reisekosten werden Sie unverzüglich in Kenntnis gesetzt, spätestens jedoch 7 Tage vor Reiseantritt. Nach diesem Zeitpunkt sind Preiserhöhungen nicht mehr zulässig. Falls Preiserhöhungen 5% des Reisepreises übersteigen, sind Sie berechtigt, kostenfrei vom Reisevertrag zurückzutreten. Sie haben im Rahmen des § 651a Abs. 5 BGB dann das Recht auf eine Ersatzreise.

Kündigung

Biosphere Expeditions kann den Reisevertrag ohne Einhaltung einer Frist kündigen, wenn ein/e Teilnehmer/in die Durchführung der Reise ungeachtet einer Abmahnung durch Biosphere Expeditions bzw. der von uns eingesetzten Reiseleitung nachhaltig stört oder wenn sie/er sich in solchem Maße vertragswidrig verhält, dass die sofortige Aufhebung des Vertrags gerechtfertigt ist. Kündigt Biosphere Expeditions so behalten wir den Anspruch auf den vollen Reisepreis. Die von Biosphere Expeditions eingesetzte Reiseleitung ist ausdrücklich bevollmächtigt, unsere Interessen in diesen Fällen wahrzunehmen.

Haftung, Ansprüche, Verjährung

Die Haftung von Biosphere Expeditions für Schäden jeglicher Art ist auf den dreifachen Reisepreis beschränkt, soweit diese von Biosphere Expeditions weder vorsätzlich noch grob fahrlässig herbeigeführt wurden oder soweit Biosphere Expeditions allein wegen des Verschuldens eines Leistungsträgers verantwortlich ist. Biosphere Expeditions haftet nicht für Leistungsstörungen im Zusammenhang mit Leistungen, die als Fremdleistungen lediglich vermittelt werden und die in der Leistungsbeschreibung ausdrücklich als Fremdleistungen vorgesehen sind. Biosphere Expeditions haftet ebenfalls nicht für Schäden, die als Resultat einer Fahrzeugnutzung entstehen. Dies gilt sowohl für Fahrzeuge von Biosphere Expeditions, als auch Privatfahrzeuge, die im Rahmen der Reise auf freiwilliger Basis eingesetzt werden. Ansprüche wegen Mängeln der Reise können nur dann geltend gemacht werden, wenn diese unverzüglich angezeigt werden, es sei denn, die Anzeige ist der/m Teilnehmer/in unmöglich. Biosphere Expeditions hat das Recht, innerhalb angemessener Frist dem Mangel abzuhelfen. Dies findet keine Anwendung, wenn die Abhilfe unmöglich ist. Biosphere Expeditions haftet nicht bei Beeinträchtigung durch höhere Gewalt, insbesondere durch schlechtes Wetter. Mängelanzeigen sind zu richten an die Reiseleitung oder an die Verwaltung von Biosphere Expeditions. Ansprüche sind innerhalb eines Monats nach Ende der Reise anzumelden. Alle Ansprüche verjähren nach Ablauf eines Jahres nach Beendigung der Reise.
 
Pass-, Visa-, Devisen-, Zoll- und Gesundheitsbestimmungen

Sie sind für die Einhaltung der für die Reise geltenden Bestimmungen selbst verantwortlich. Alle Kosten und Nachteile, die aus der Nichtbeachtung solcher Vorschriften erwachsen, gehen zu Ihren Lasten, auch wenn diese Vorschriften nach Vertragsschluss geändert werden sollten. Biosphere Expeditions wird Sie im Rahmen seiner Möglichkeiten über wichtige Änderungen der in der Ausschreibung wiedergegebenen allgemeinen Vorschriften vor Reiseantritt informieren.

Sonstige Bestimmungen

Mit der Anmeldung erklären Sie sich damit einverstanden, dass die Daten entsprechend dem Bundesdatenschutzgesetz für interne Zwecke von Biosphere Expeditions und zur Durchführung des Programms gespeichert werden. Mit der Anmeldung erkennen sie diese Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen an. Leistungs-/Erfüllungsort der Reise ist der jeweils in den Informationsmaterialien angegebene Treffpunktsort. Die Aktivitäten eines Schunppertages, insbesondere, aber nicht nur ausschließlich, Wanderungen und Kanus-Expedition, erfordern mehr Einsatz als eine herkömmliche Pauschalreise. Es obliegt deshalb Ihnen, zu klären oder klären zu lassen, ob Sie den gesundheitlichen Anforderungen einer solchen Reise gewachsen sind. Vorausgesetzt wird, dass Sie das in der Ausschreibung genannte Tagespensum bewältigen können.

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