1.1 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta runs an intermediary Platform for tourist offers in the form of an online offer via the internet and apps (hereinafter jointly referred to as the “Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform”). On the Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform users have the chance to find and book tours, activities and experiences all over Malta. The online offer comprises guided tours, cooking courses, sightseeing tours by bus, river barge trips, tickets for entry to sightseeing locations and other services. The offers are placed online by a range of local Suppliers around Malta (hereinafter referred to as “Suppliers”) with whom the respective contract for tourist services is concluded (“service agreement”). The Suppliers’ services can be accessed via the Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform and bookings can be made.
1.2 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta approaches both, consumers and companies. For the purposes of these General Terms and Conditions, the following applies:
a. A “consumer” is any individual person who has concluded a contract for purposes which cannot be predominantly assigned to commercial or independent work activities.
b. A “company” is a natural person or legal entity, or a partnership, which is performing its commercial or independent activities by concluding this contract.
c. The “user” denotes a natural person, unless this person has been explicitly registered with Visit Blue Lagoon Malta as a legal entity. The actions and omissions that take place during the registration of a legal entity are allocated to a natural individual, unless they are carried out within the framework of their power of attorney for the legal entity. The “user” subsequently also includes users referred by sub-agent or distribution partners.
These General Terms and Conditions apply to any use of the Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform, such as via the internet and apps. The contractual relationship between the user and Visit Blue Lagoon Malta generally only comprises the proper referral of users to the respective Supplier, or the transfer of data via users who are provided by a sub-agent . Visit Blue Lagoon Malta does not appear itself as the organizer, lessor, seller or other contract partner with regards to the tourist service agreement with the user. Consequently, part II of the General Terms and Conditions of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta shall apply to offers on the Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform and the provision of users to the Supplier. Part II of the General Terms and Conditions applies to the use of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform by cooperating partners (sub-agents or distribution partners), subject to special contractual agreements concluded with the respective cooperating partner. The contractual conditions of the Supplier, as per part III of these General Terms and Conditions, apply to the respective tourist service agreement between the user and the Supplier.
3.1 The use of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform’s offer can generally be done anonymously.
3.2 Certain types of use of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform, such as the making of bookings, require registration. During registration, the user sends an electronic registration form and consents to the General Terms and Conditions. The registration with Visit Blue Lagoon Malta is only concluded once a confirmation is sent to the e-mail address specified by the user. Natural individuals must be over the age of 18 in order to register. The user has to keep the password he/she sets secret and take suitable precautions to prevent third parties becoming aware of it.
3.3 The creation of more than one user account for the same natural individual or legal entity is not permitted. The user account cannot be transferred.
4.1 Once the user has entered his/her desired service on the Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform (e.g. travel destination, type of tour, start time, number of participants & price options), Visit Blue Lagoon Malta shall show the user the information about the Suppliers’ services (“service information“). Based on this information, the user can, where applicable after checking availability, make a contractual offer, by placing an offer, to be sent to the respective Supplier, whereby the sub-intermediates act on behalf of the referred user. This happens, after the selection and transfer to the shopping basket, by clicking on the button “confirm and book”.
4.2 The user is bound to his/her binding offer for five working days. For more information see Section 5 of the General Terms and Conditions of the Supplier of tours and other tourist services in Part III.
4.3 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta shall notify the user of the conditions of transport and business of the Supplier for their contractual relationship with the user and for their services. They can be found in the respective tenders. The user is responsible for meeting and complying with these conditions. The Supplier reserves the right to not allow the user to undertake an action, or to exclude it, if they do not meet the conditions. In this case the paid price shall not be refunded.
4.4 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta shall provide the user with a booking confirmation issued in the name of, and on behalf of, the Supplier, as well as a payment confirmation. The use of the Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform itself is essentially free of charge for the user. The costs for the technical access to the Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform (e.g. internet access) are to be borne by the user. Visit Blue Lagoon Malta is permitted to collect the invoiced amounts in the name of, and behalf of the Supplier.
4.5 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta shall forward the user any data for the use of a Supplier’s service according to the applicable conditions (such as ticket data), once they have been received by the Supplier.
4.6 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta assumes no guarantee for the accuracy of forwarded data, or for the performance of services by the Supplier, as all the information indicated and forwarded is based on data from Suppliers or third parties, which Visit Blue Lagoon Malta cannot check in detail.
5.1 The service agreement concluded with the Supplier shall apply to the fees to be paid by the user for the services of the Supplier.
5.2 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta is permitted to collect the invoiced amounts in the name of and on behalf of the Supplier, provided nothing else has been explicitly stated in the Supplier’s invoice. If claims have to be paid by the user in a different currency than its national currency (claims for payment in foreign currencies), Visit Blue Lagoon Malta can demand payment in the national currency of the user and the foreign currency claim can be converted based on the current exchange rate at the time the contract is concluded. Visit Blue Lagoon Malta can charge the user a suitable conversion charge for this.
5.3 The contact partner, and contract partner, of the user in connection with the service agreement and its payment, is the respective Supplier. The user can only assert the repayment of a payment to the respective Supplier. A refund granted by the Supplier can also be processed by the Supplier via Visit Blue Lagoon Malta. To simplify the process for the user, communication via Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform is recommended.
5.4 To use the payment functions of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta, the user has to register. The user has to enter correct payment information and update the details immediately in the event of changes. Visit Blue Lagoon Malta can reject the payment method specified by the user. The user will be notified of the payment methods permitted for the respective service during the order process.
5.5 Upon the authorization of the payment, the user consents to his/her payment information being used for the collection of payments by the creditor. Visit Blue Lagoon Malta reserves the right to make the use of the payment function of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta dependent on a check of the credit rating of the user.
6.1 All prices on Visit Blue Lagoon Malta are quoted per person and include VAT and all other taxes. Local taxes may be charged on site.
6.2 These prices specified by the Suppliers may be subjected to special conditions, for example with regards to cancellation and the refunding of payments made. Before making the booking, please check precisely whether the respective service agreement is subject to separate conditions.
7.1 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta would like the user to pay the lowest possible price for the respective service. If the users find the offer they have booked via Visit Blue Lagoon Malta with the same conditions (town/city, number of people, availability) and at a lower price online, Visit Blue Lagoon Malta shall pay the user, on a voluntary basis, the difference between the price paid and the lower price found on the internet.
7.2 All special offers and promotional campaigns are marked as such.
8.1 The user shall keep the registration data (user login and password) secret and not allow third parties access to Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Portal using his/her registration data. The user shall be accountable for all use of his/her user account on Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Portal.
8.2 After receiving the service information, the user can send any orders to Visit Blue Lagoon Malta for forwarding to the Supplier.
8.3 The user shall exempt Visit Blue Lagoon Malta from third-party claims based on his/her use of the Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform, unless they are the fault of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta.
9.1 There is no claim for availability, quality or service features, or technical support for the Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform. Visit Blue Lagoon Malta can redesign, reduce or suspend their online portal Visit Blue Lagoon Malta at any time, at its discretion. Existing agreements of the user with a Supplier, as well as the execution of these agreements, remain unaffected by these changes.
9.2 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta makes no guarantee or warranty for the accuracy or completeness of data provided by third parties (such as Suppliers).
9.3 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta makes no guarantee or warranty for the services provided by the Suppliers. The contact partner of the user in the event of questions and claims in connection with a service agreement and its execution is the respective Supplier.
9.4 Provided Visit Blue Lagoon Malta does not have any obligation to the user, Visit Blue Lagoon Malta also provides no guarantee.
10.1 If Visit Blue Lagoon Malta has not assumed a corresponding contractual obligation by means of an explicit agreement with the user, it is not liable for the realization of corresponding agreements with Suppliers in line with the booking request of the user.
10.2 Without explicit agreement or an assurance of this kind, Visit Blue Lagoon Malta is not liable for defects in the performance of the service and personal or material damage incurred by the user in connection with the travel service provided, concerning the services provided. If several tourist services are provided (in accordance with the legal term “package holidays”) this does not apply, unless Visit Blue Lagoon Malta gives the impression, as per Section 651a, paragraph 2, BGB that it performs the intended travel services under its own responsibility.
10.3 Any liability of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta due to the culpable violation of obligations in the brokering of contracts remains unaffected by the aforementioned conditions.
10.4 The liability of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta for contractual claims of the user is limited to three-times the price of the tourist services procured, except for
• any violation of a key obligation, which needs to be fulfilled in order to allow the proper execution of the brokering agreement or the violation of which endangers the fulfilment of the contractual purpose
• liability for damage incurred by the user due to the injury to life, limb or health, which is based on a negligent breach of duty by Visit Blue Lagoon Malta or a vicarious agent of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta
• liability of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta for other damage incurred by the user due to a grossly-negligent breach of duty by Visit Blue Lagoon Malta or a willful or grossly-negligent breach of duty by a legal representative or vicarious agent of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta.
10.5 For ordinary negligence, Visit Blue Lagoon Malta is only liable for the violation of a key contractual obligation and only for foreseeable and typical damage. Key contractual obligations are obligations which need to be fulfilled to make the proper execution of the contract possible and whereby the user can regularly rely on them being met.
10.6 Restrictions of liability do not apply within the scope of guarantees issued, in the event of an injury to life, limb or health or for claims based on the product liability law.
Users can cancel their registration on Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Portal at any time by blocking their user account. Visit Blue Lagoon Malta can cancel a registration unilaterally with one week’s notice. Claims which have arisen before this is done, remain unaffected. The right to extraordinary cancellation remains unaffected.
12.1 Users have the opportunity to have personal influence on the content of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform by writing travel reports in the form of evaluations, or uploading pictures (“user content”). Users are fully responsible for the user content they provide. They ensure that the content is correct and guarantee that the content does not contain any misleading or illegal statements or details. Furthermore, the users guarantee that the content does not violate third-party rights. Under no circumstance and in no way does Visit Blue Lagoon Malta make user content its own, it merely provides a Platform.
12.2 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta can use the user content in various ways. This includes displaying it on the website, reformatting, editing for more clarity or better grammar, incorporation into adverts or other work.
12.3 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta can remove or report user content where necessary and at its own discretion. For example, Visit Blue Lagoon Malta can remove user content if it violates the Visit Blue Lagoon Malta principles for content, in the opinion of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta. Visit Blue Lagoon Malta is not obliged to store copies of user content or provide copies thereof. Visit Blue Lagoon Malta does not guarantee the confidentiality of user content.
12.4 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta and its distribution partners or sub-agents can display adverts and other information together or next to the user content on the website and other media. Users have no claim to remuneration for these adverts. Subject to changes regarding the type and scope of these advertising measures. The user does not need to be especially notified of this.
12.5 The users shall fully indemnify Visit Blue Lagoon Malta and its distribution partner or sub-agents from all third-party claims (incl. suitable costs for legal prosecution and defense) at first request, which these third parties assert against Visit Blue Lagoon Malta concerning the user content provided by the user. This also applies if the contested content can no longer be accessed on Visit Blue Lagoon Malta Platform. This does not apply if Visit Blue Lagoon Malta is responsible for the legal violation. In the event of recourse by third parties, users have to immediately, truthfully and completely provide Visit Blue Lagoon Malta with all the information necessary to verify the claims and defend them.
13.1 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta collects and uses personal data of users to the extent that is necessary for the creation, design of content or modification of the contractual conditions for Visit Blue Lagoon Malta between the user and Visit Blue Lagoon Malta.
13.2 If Visit Blue Lagoon Malta is involved in the communication for a service agreement between the user and the respective Supplier, it shall transfer the data required for this agreement to the respective Supplier. This Supplier processes and uses the data to initiate, conclude and execute the contract on its own responsibility. The identity of the respective Supplier can be taken from the booking dialogue.
13.3 Further information can be found in the data protection conditions of Visit Blue Lagoon Malta at https://visitbluelagoonmalta.com/privacy-policy.
14.1 Visit Blue Lagoon Malta reserves the right to change these General Terms and Conditions at any time and without stating the reasons. Visit Blue Lagoon Malta will only make changes affecting the user, which the user must agree to in consideration of mutual interests. This concerns, for example, cases where the equivalence principle has been disturbed, as well as loopholes and changes in legislation. The amended conditions will be sent to the users by e-mail at the latest two weeks before they come into effect. If a user does not reject the validity of the new General Terms and Conditions within two weeks of the receipt of the e-mail, the amended General Terms and Conditions are deemed to have been accepted. Visit Blue Lagoon Malta will notify the user, in the e-mail containing the amended conditions, of the importance of this two-week deadline.
14.2 These Terms and Conditions can be amended at any time and without notice for future intermediation of contracts with Supplier. The respective conditions valid for each individual contract conclusion shall apply.
15.1 These General Terms and Conditions represent the whole agreement between Visit Blue Lagoon Malta and the user. No additional agreements exist.
15.2 The law of the Malta shall apply. If you have placed the order, as the consumer, and at the time of the order your normal place of residence is in another country, the application of the mandatory legal provisions of this country remain unaffected by the choice of law in clause 1. The exclusive place of jurisdiction is Malta, provided the user is a trades person as per the Maltese Commercial Code or does not have a permanent place of residence in Malta when the suit is filed. The legally-binding places of jurisdiction remain unaffected by this.
15.3 If provisions of these General Terms and Conditions are or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the rest of the provisions.
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