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Terms and Conditions

Your cancellation of participation in an Activity, Service, program, or trip will be impacted by the overall timing and circumstances. Our cancellation and refund policy, which you irrevocably agree to when you book an Activity with us, is as follows: (a) cancellations made more than 120 days from the start date result in a 50% refund to you; (b) cancellations made 90 – 119 days before the start date result in a 25% refund to you; (c) cancellations made less than 90 days from the start date will not result in any refund at all. We do not offer any type of refund or credit if you arrive late, leave early, or only partially participate in an Activity.

The client has the option to transfer their retreat ticket to any open retreat within the same calendar year for a per person fee of $200 in addition to any price difference that is associated with purchase price of the attendee's retreat and room choice.  The transfer MUST be requested within 120 days before the event start date. NO refunds, partial refunds, or transfer requests will be honored less than 120 days from the event start date. We highly recommend travel insurance to cover you for any unforeseen events. We highly recommend travel insurance for any unforeseen events.


The below serve as the Terms and Conditions (also referred to as the “Terms”) that you fully agree to (**including limitations on liability**) when you do any of the following in relation to Bratina & Lane, LLC d/b/a Whole Soul Retreats (also referred to as “we” and/or “us” herein): use this website or any other affiliated website application, program, or platform; interact with us; engage us for services; and/or participate in any activities or programs we arrange or sponsor (collectively these are the “Services” or “Activities”). If you have any questions or do not agree, then you should not engage in any of the Services, Activities, or other items described herein. This paragraph is a material part of our agreement with you, and you and we irrevocably stipulate that neither of us needs to sign or “execute” anything for these Terms to be effective. Terms may change over time, and your participation in Services will be governed by the Terms in effect at the time of your participation. These Terms will be interpreted and enforced pursuant to the laws of the State of North Carolina. CONTACT INFORMATION Any notifications or other communications you wish to convey to us should be emailed to ORDER OF PRIORITY; CONFLICTS Other content or agreements which relate to your interactions with us are generally intended to be interpreted in harmony with these Terms. GENERAL DUTY TO USE GOOD JUDGMENT AND ACT IN GOOD FAITH You warrant and represent that you are capable of using and shall use good judgment with regard to your conduct, decision-making, and activities, whether related to this Website, the Services, or any other items related to or involving you and us. Most of the Activities shall involve some level of physical exertion, sometimes significant physical exertion, and you must and shall decide to participate in Activities only if and to the extent you can reasonably participate and are comfortable doing so. You promise to not participate in Activities if you are uncomfortable or unsure regarding the safety or appropriateness of participating. You promise to otherwise act in a manner which is respectful and safe toward others during and relating to Activities and when participating in or being present at any of our sponsored, organized, or affiliated events or programs. WEBSITE AND SIMILAR ITEMS GENERAL USE OF THE WEBSITE. This Website, (the “Website”) is owned by Bratina & Lane, LLC, d/b/a Whole Soul Retreats (“we”, “us”). By registering and/or using this Website, you agree to the following terms, rules, and regulations without limitation or qualification. If you do not agree to the Terms, please do not use this Website. These Terms contain important information about limitations of liability and resolutions of disputes. We may at any time revise these Terms. You are bound by such revisions and should therefore periodically review these Terms. MEASUREMENT OF USAGE. Your entry and usage of our site will provide us with demographic information that may be combined with site usage reports to profile users and their preferences in Website content and advertising. We use cookies to measure site usage and related information. We also keep track of your transaction from one page to the next by employing cookies. Information is also gathered to measure the number of visitors to this Website and to each various page and section of the Website and details of searches performed. We also measure the usage of advertising banners and other related links. 2 See Whole Soul Retreats Privacy Policy, found on the Website, for more information. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES. This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than Whole Soul Retreats. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download (whether from this Website or other websites) is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, defects and other items of a destructive nature. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. YOUR WARRANTIES. As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant that: 1. you are at least 18 years of age or have the permission of your parent or guardian to use this Website and provide information. 2. if you attempt or execute the use of any services by or through Whole Soul Retreats or this Website, you are at least 18 years of age and you possess the legal authority to create a binding legal obligation; 3. you will use this Website in accordance with these Terms; 4. you will only use this Website to for the legal and legitimate purposes it is intended; 5. all information supplied by you to us, via this Website or otherwise, is true, accurate, current, and complete; and 6. if you have an account with us, you will safeguard your account information and will supervise and be completely responsible for any use of your account by you and anyone other than you. We retain the right at our sole discretion to deny access to anyone to this Website and the services we offer, at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, for violation of these Terms. Any breach of these Terms by you may result in legal action taken by us. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES. The content and information on this Website (including, but not limited to, price and availability of services) as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is proprietary to us or our affiliates. While you may make limited copies of your own account and information, you agree not to otherwise modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from or through this Website. In addition, you must not: 1. make any fraudulent, speculative, or false statements, bookings, or other efforts using this Website; 2. use another’s name, ID, or password without permission; 3. use the Website while impersonating another person; 4. post or transmit to or via the Website any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene, indecent, inflammatory, or pornographic material or any material that could give rise to civil or criminal proceedings; 5. tamper with, hinder the operation of or make unauthorized modification to the Website; 6. delete data from the Website without our permission; 7. violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on this Website or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to this Website; 8. take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; 3 9. link to any portion of this Website for any purpose without our express written permission; 10. "frame", "mirror" or otherwise incorporate any part of this Website into any other website without our prior written authorization; 11. knowingly transmit any virus or other disabling feature to the Website; 12. breach any third party’s rights (including intellectual property rights and obligations of confidentiality owed to third parties) or infringe any laws in using this Website; 13. frame this Website as part of another site or cache this Website for commercial benefit; 14. attempt to do any of the above acts; or 15. knowingly permit another person to do the above acts. If your activities or account shows signs of prohibited activities, fraud, abuse, or suspicious activity, Whole Soul Retreats may cancel any bookings or services associated with your name, email address, or account, and close any associated Whole Soul Retreats accounts. If you have engaged in any fraudulent activity, Whole Soul Retreats reserves the right to take any necessary legal action and you may be liable for monetary losses to Whole Soul Retreats, including litigation costs and fees as well as damages. To contest the cancellation of any account or services, please contact Whole Soul Retreats as set forth herein. TERMINATION OF WEBSITE ACCESS. We reserve the right to terminate or restrict your access to the Website or the Services at any time and in our sole discretion. If you have been notified by us that you are prohibited from using the Services, you no longer have a license to access and use the Services and any subsequent access or use by you or on your behalf shall be unauthorized and unlawful. We reserve the right to cancel any and all bookings or other transactions you have made using the Services after you have been prohibited from using the Services. SUFFICIENT HEALTH, MEDICAL, PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND EMOTIONAL CONDITION You warrant and represent that you are in appropriate and sufficient good health and medical, physical, mental, and emotional condition to participate in the Activities and to otherwise interact with us and that you have no problems or issues which would endanger you or others due to such participation. INFORMED CONSENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK Participating in Activities will by the very nature of said Activities lead to a certain level of physical exertion and physical activity, and sometimes lead to or involve certain mental or emotional conditions. You are hereby giving informed consent as to your participation in Activities and interactions with us. By volunteering to participate in the Activities, you assume the risk of any negative consequences which may reasonably result from the Activities, including as a result of actions or inactions with us, other activity participants, or with third parties. If you are not aware of the risks which may come by participating in the Activities, you should not participate until and unless you have sought and received information from us or others as applicable which allows you to have a fair and reasonable opportunity to know and understand said risks. Your participation in Activities and voluntarily interaction with us is a certification by you that you understand all the risks, that you accept the risks, and that you knowingly decide to assume such risks and will not blame others for those risks or their consequences. TRAVEL-SPECIFIC ITEMS. GENERAL. You are solely responsible for ensuring that you meet any applicable domestic or foreign travel requirements and that your travel documents, such as passports and visas (transit, business, tourist, and otherwise), are in order. We urge customers to review travel 4 prohibitions, warnings, announcements, and advisories issued by the relevant governments and/or agencies prior to booking travel. You recognize and accept that travel, especially travel outside of the United States, can be unpredictable and comes with a certain amount of risk. • Passport and Visa. You must consult the relevant Embassy or Consulate for this information. Requirements may change, and you should check for up-to-date information before booking and departure. We accept no liability if you are refused entry onto a flight or into any country due to your failure to carry the correct and adequate passport, visa, or other travel documents required by any airline, authority, or country, including countries you may just be transiting through or any inherent actions. This includes all stops made by the aircraft, even if you do not leave the aircraft or airport. • Health and Sanitation. Recommended inoculations for travel may change and you should consult your doctor and the CDC for current recommendations before you depart. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet all health entry requirements, obtain the recommended inoculations, take all recommended medication, and follow all medical advice in relation to your trip. The World Health Organization provides health and sanitation information, resources, and recommendations on its website: • General Safety. Somewhat depending on where you travel and how you get there, you could be subject to unsafe conditions or events, both manmade and naturally occurring. You should consider this when planning your travel and make all efforts to lower the risks of encountering any dangerous circumstances. By offering reservations for travel products, in particular international destinations, we do not represent or warrant that travel to such areas is advisable or without risk, and you agree that we are not liable for damages or losses that may result from travel to such destinations. You are responsible for making informed decisions as to all such matters and the consequences of those decisions. SUITABILITY OF TRAVEL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. We do not represent that any travel products, packages, or services set out on our Website will be suitable for you. You release us from any claims in relation to the travel products, packages, and services described on our Website, including but not limited to claims that the travel products, packages, and services are not suitable. Service providers are independent parties over which we have no control. The information and description given about the service providers and their products are based on our inquiries and are believed to be accurate, but we cannot guarantee in respect thereof. COSTS AND FEES. In addition to the costs and fees information set forth on the Website or otherwise provided to you, you may be required to pay certain taxes, government fees, and other charges required by or payable to third parties. CURRENCY RATES. Your travel may involve the use of different monetary currencies and/or currency exchanges. Currency exchange rates are not controlled by us, and you will be solely responsible for addressing any issues relating to the exchange of currency related to your travel. BANK AND CREDIT CARD FEES. Some banks and credit card companies impose fees for international transactions. If you are paying from outside of the United States on a U.S. credit card, your bank may convert the payment amount to your local currency and charge you a conversion fee. This means that the amount listed on your credit or bank card statement may be in your local currency and therefore may be a different figure than the figure shown on the billing summary page for the reservation booked on the Services. In addition, a foreign transaction fee may be assessed if the bank that issued your credit card is located outside of the United States. Booking international travel may be considered to be an international transaction by the bank or card company, since we may pass your payment on to an international travel supplier. The currency exchange rate and foreign transaction fee is determined solely by your bank on the 5 day that they process the transaction. If you have any questions about these fees or the exchange rate applied to your booking, please contact your bank. SPECIAL NEEDS OR REQUESTS. Should you have any special needs or requests, you must advise us before booking so such issues can be discussed and when possible, resolved. If your special need or request is considered by you to be important or mandatory, please do not book until and unless the relevant issues have been resolved. We generally try to accommodate reasonable needs and requests but cannot make any guarantees. Failure to meet any special need or request does not signify a breach of contract or duty on our part. INSURANCE. Many problems and scenarios can be insured against. We highly recommend that you take out insurance to provide adequate cover for medical expenses, personal accident, loss of baggage, curtailment or cancellation of trip, or other relevant issues. Please note that there are exclusions to coverage of insurance. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the insurance coverage purchased and ensure that the coverage meets your wants and needs. SUPPLIER RULES AND RESTRICTIONS. Additional terms and conditions will apply to your purchase of travel-related goods and services. Please read these additional terms and conditions carefully. Please ensure you read the full terms and conditions of carriage issued by the applicable supplier, which can typically be found on the supplier’s website and/or any agreement you have with the supplier. 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. Airfare is only guaranteed once the purchase has been completed and the tickets have been issued. Airlines and other travel suppliers may change their prices without notice. We reserve the right to cancel your travel package if you are not in compliance with all necessary agreements and conditions. Some hotel suppliers may require you to present a credit card or cash deposit upon check-in to cover additional expenses incurred during your stay. Such deposit is unrelated to any payment received by Whole Soul Retreats. You acknowledge that some third-party providers offering certain services and/or activities may require you to sign their liability waiver prior to participating in the service and/or activity they offer. You understand that any violation of any such supplier's rules and restrictions may result in cancellation of your reservation(s), in your being denied access to the applicable travel product or services, in your forfeiting any monies paid for such reservation(s), and/or in our debiting your account for any costs we incur as a result of such violation. PREPAID HOTEL RESERVATIONS. You acknowledge that, except as provided below with respect to tax obligations on the amounts we retain for our services, Whole Soul Retreats does not collect taxes for remittance to applicable taxing authorities. Whole Soul Retreats does not act as a co-vendor with the supplier with whom we book or reserve our customer's travel arrangements. Taxability and the appropriate tax rate vary greatly by location. The actual tax amounts paid by Whole Soul Retreats to the hotel suppliers may vary from the tax recovery charge amounts, depending upon the rates, taxability, etc. in effect at the time of the actual use of the hotel by our customers. The policies and rules with regard to your hotel reservations themselves are specifically controlled by the booking site and/or the hotel/villa itself, not Whole Soul Retreats. You agree to pay any cancellation or change fees that you incur. In limited cases, some hotels do not permit changes to or cancellations of reservations after they are made, as indicated in the rules and restrictions for the hotel reservation. You agree to abide by the Terms of Use imposed with respect to your prepaid hotel reservations, whether set forth by Whole Soul Retreats herein or by the booking site or the hotel itself. 6 AGREEMENTS AS TO REFUNDS AND ADJUSTMENTS Your cancellation of participation in an Activity, Service, program, or trip will be impacted by the overall timing and circumstances. Our cancellation and refund policy, which you irrevocably agree to when you book an Activity with us, is as follows: (a) cancellations made more than 120 days from the start date result in a 50% refund to you; (b) cancellations made 90 – 119 days before the start date result in a 25% refund to you; (c) cancellations made less than 90 days from the start date will not result in any refund at all. We do not offer any type of refund or credit if you arrive late, leave early, or only partially participate in an Activity. NEED TO COMPLETE AND PROVIDE ALL INFORMATION IN A TIMELY FASHION You must complete and submit your signed Agreement and client intake form on the day of booking. **Failure to do so may be subject to an automatic cancellation by us which would result in the “Refunds” policy stated herein applying the same as if you had cancelled it yourself.** LIABILITY DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS; INDEMNIFICATION PROVISIONS Whole Soul Retreats does not guarantee the accuracy of, and disclaims all liability for any errors or other inaccuracies relating to, the information and description of the hotel, air, cruise, car and other travel products and services displayed on this Website (including, without limitation, the pricing, photographs, list of hotel amenities, general product descriptions, etc.). In addition, Whole Soul Retreats expressly reserves the right to correct any pricing or value errors on our Website which mistakenly list an incorrectly low price or value and to correct any pending reservations made under an incorrect low price. In such event, if available, we will offer you the opportunity to keep your pending reservation at the correct price. Whole Soul Retreats does not guarantee the accuracy of any ratings, reviews, recommendations, or descriptions (including photographs, videos, etc.) displayed on this Website or linked to via this Website. Whole Soul Retreats and its respective suppliers make no guarantees about the availability of specific products and services. Whole Soul Retreats and its respective suppliers may make improvements and/or changes on the Website at any time. Whole Soul Retreats and its respective suppliers make no representations about the suitability of the information, software, products and services contained on this Website for any purpose, and the inclusion or offering of any products or services on this Website does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation of such products or services by Whole Soul Retreats. All such information, software products, and services are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. Whole Soul Retreats and its respective suppliers disclaim all warranties and conditions that this Website, its servers or any email sent from Whole Soul Retreats and/or its respective suppliers are free of viruses or other harmful components. Whole Soul Retreats and its respective suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products and services, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular response, title and non-infringement. The carriers, hotels, and other suppliers or travel services or travel-related services are independent entities from Whole Soul Retreats and are not agents or employees of Whole Soul Retreats. Whole Soul Retreats is not liable for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any such suppliers or for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting there from. Whole Soul Retreats has no liability and will make no refund in the event of any delay, cancellation, overbooking, strike, force major or other causes beyond its direct control, and it has no responsibility for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing or acts of any government or authority. In no event shall Whole Soul Retreats and/or its respective suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of, or in any way connected with, your access to, display of or use of this Website or with the delay or inability to access, display or use this Website (including, but not limited to, your reliance upon opinions 7 appearing on this Website; any computer viruses, information, software, linked sites, products and services obtained through this Website; or otherwise arising out of the access to, display of or use of this Website) whether based on a theory of negligence, contract, tort, strict liability, consumer protection statutes, or otherwise, and even if Whole Soul Retreats and/or its respective suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. All service providers, hotels, airline carriers, etc. providing travel and other services to you, regardless of our involvement, are independent entities. We are not liable for the actions, omissions, errors, representations, warranties, negligence, breach of contract, personal injuries, death, property damage, or any other damages or expenses resulting from service providers. We have no liability and will not refund due to delay, cancellation, overbooking, strike, force majeure, terrorism, and any other causes that are beyond our direct control. We have no control and are not responsible for any additional expenses, delays, omissions, re-routing, or of acts of interference by the government or legal authorities. You agree that under no circumstances will we be liable for consequential damages, loss of opportunity damages, or any other type of special damages. **You agree that Whole Soul Retreats is never liable for costs, fees, damages, or inconveniences incurred by you which are not the fault of Whole Soul Retreats. If, despite the limitation above, Whole Soul Retreats or its respective suppliers are found liable for any of your losses or damages, the liability of Whole Soul Retreats and/or its respective suppliers will in no event exceed the fees you paid to Whole Soul Retreats in connection with your transaction(s) with Whole Soul Retreats** The limitations specified in this section will survive and apply even if our relationship with you is otherwise ended. The limitations of liability provided in these Terms inure to the benefit of Whole Soul Retreats and/or its respective suppliers. INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to defend and indemnify Whole Soul Retreats and/or its respective suppliers and any of their officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought by third parties as a result of: 1. your breach of these Terms or the documents referenced herein; or 2. your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or 3. your use of this Website; or 4. your negligence, willful or reckless disregard, or your intentional conduct; or 5. your participation in the Activities or Services; or 6. your other interactions with us. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES. GENERALLY. Unless otherwise indicated by us, the Services and all content and other materials therein, including, without limitation, all logos, designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, "Content") are the proprietary property of Whole Soul Retreats or its licensors or users and are protected by U.S. and international intellectual property laws. LIMITED LICENSE. You are hereby granted a limited, nonexclusive, non-sub licensable right to access and use the Services and Content; however, such right is subject to these Terms and does not include any of the activities listed in the PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES section of these Terms. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGERS. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable laws, we have adopted a policy of terminating, in 8 appropriate circumstances and in our sole discretion, the account of users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We may also, in our sole discretion, limit access to the Services and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement. If you believe that an account holder or subscriber is an infringer, please provide information sufficient for us to verify that the account holder or subscriber is an infringer when filing your notice. NOTICE OF INFRINGING MATERIAL. If you believe that anything on the Services infringes any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with us. You should note that there are potential negative consequences if your notification is improper, inaccurate, and/or otherwise noncompliant. Those negative consequences may include you being liable for damages, including costs and attorneys' fees, incurred by us. OTHER PROVISIONS. OUR RELATIONSHIP. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, or employment relationship exists between you and Whole Soul Retreats as a result of these Terms, the Activities, your use of the Website, or our other interactions with you. EXAMPLES SOMETIMES USED; NON-RELIANCE ON SAME. We may use representative examples of persons, locations, amenities, events, facilities, modes of transportation, etc., and these are used as examples only as opposed to being actual iterations of the same. Until and unless we clearly inform you in writing that a particular item applies to you and your Activities, you shall not rely on the examples provided. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS. Our performance of these Terms is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in these Terms limits our right to comply with law enforcement or other governmental or legal requests or requirements relating to your use of the Services or the information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use. LIMITATIONS ON TIME TO BRING CLAIMS. 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 the Services within two (2) years from the date on which such claim or action arose or accrued, or within the statute of limitations time period, whichever is shorter, or such claim or cause of action will be irrevocably waived. SEVERABILITY. If any part of these Terms is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions. You and we agree that if a court of law or other applicable body with jurisdiction is willing to do so, it may modify these Terms if doing so is necessary to effectuate the overall intent of these Terms. NO WAIVER OF ENFORCEMENT. Our failure or delay in enforcing any provision of these Terms at any time does not waive our right to enforce the same or any other provision(s) hereof in the future. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. These Terms (and any other terms and conditions referenced herein) constitute the entire agreement between you and Whole Soul Retreats with respect to the Services and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between you and Whole Soul Retreats with respect to the matters covered or referenced herein. Regardless of the above language, however, any explicit and specific other agreements between you and us which are formally acknowledged by you and us to apply to our relationship will not be disregarded. ACCEPTABLE FORMAT. A printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. 9 RESERVATIONS OF RIGHTS. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. DISPUTES. You and we stipulate that the laws of the State of North Carolina shall apply to any disputes regarding or relating to any claims or disputes between you and us. You and we agree that we must first make thorough, good faith attempts to informally resolve any disputes between us or related to these Terms. If we are collectively unable to do so within 60 days of the dispute arising, then any such dispute must be resolved by way of mandatory, binding arbitration instead of via litigation in the formal court system, with a possible, limited exception if emergency equitable relief must be sought before arbitration has been initiated. There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis much of the same damages and relief as a court. Should there be a claim or other legal dispute between us, each side shall bear his or her own attorneys’ fees, the filing party shall pay any filing fees, and you and we shall evenly split the costs and fees owed to the arbitration company and/or the arbitrator. Arbitrations will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its rules, including the AAA Consumer Rules, unless otherwise stipulated by you and by us. The AAA's rules are available at or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Any such arbitration shall take place in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and the courts located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina shall have exclusive jurisdiction to the extent that the dispute appropriately ends up in the formal legal system. Before initiating an arbitration proceeding, you must send a certified letter describing your claims and your intent to initiate arbitration to Bratina & Lane, LLC at 13423 McCord Road Huntersville NC, 28078 . A party requesting arbitration must also provide a copy of the request to the AAA online at or to the AAA office in, near, or responsible for Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Any and all proceedings to resolve claims will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated, or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial. The Federal Arbitration Act and Federal arbitration law apply to this agreement. An arbitration decision may be confirmed by any court with competent jurisdiction.

Privacy Policy
  • IN GENERAL. You are not required to provide any personal information to us unless and until you choose to register, create an account, make a purchase, sign up for one of our e-mail newsletters, otherwise engage in certain business or activities with us. We do not knowingly permit the Whole Soul Retreats website or Services to be used by any person under the age of eighteen and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children (meaning those younger than thirteen years of age). We receive and store any information you enter on our Website or give us in any other way. This includes information that can identify you ("personal information"), including your first and last name, telephone number, postal and email addresses, and billing information (such as credit card number, cardholder name, and expiration date). We may also request information about your hotel room preferences and frequent flyer and car rental program information. You can choose not to provide information to us, but in general some information about you is required in order for you to register as a member; book travel; complete a Whole Soul Retreats profile; or initiate other transactions on our site or via our business. Whole Soul Retreats and this Website are not governed by EU Regulation 2016/679 ("GDPR"), which is not a law in the United States as of the date of the writing of this Privacy Policy. INFORMATION ABOUT OTHERS. If you communicate with us regarding someone else through this Website, we may request personal information and travel preferences about that individual. You should obtain the consent of other individuals prior to providing us with their personal information and travel preferences. INFORMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES. We also may periodically obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from affiliated entities, business partners and other independent third-party sources and add it to our account information. Examples of information we may receive include: updated delivery and address information, purchase history, and demographic information. In addition, if you create an account with us via your social media account, link your account with us to your social media account, or use certain other social media features, we may access information about you via that social media provider in accordance with the provider's policies. The information may include your name, email address, profile picture, gender, list of friends, and other information that you authorize us to receive. Depending on the privacy settings of you and your friends, we may access information that you provide to a social media provider regarding your respective locations ("Location Data") to provide you with relevant content. Please note that your Location Data may also be shared with your friends on a social media provider in accordance with your privacy settings for that social media provider. AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED INFORMATION. We may automatically collect some information about your computer when you visit this Website. For example, we may collect your IP address, Web browser software (such as Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Internet Explorer/Edge), and referring website. We also may collect information about your online activity, such as trips viewed and bookings made. Our goals in collecting this automatic information include helping customize your user experience and inhibiting fraud. 2 MAKING A PURCHASE. In order to make purchases, book travel, etc. via, you must provide us with certain personal information such as your name, your credit or debit card number and expiration date, your credit or debit card billing address, your telephone number, your e-mail address and the name or names of any person(s) traveling with you. We may also ask for or need your date of birth and gender. We require this information so we can process, fulfill and confirm your reservations and transactions and otherwise process your travel package. If you are planning a travel package or making a reservation for one or more other travelers, you will need to make sure each of these other travelers agrees, in advance, that you may disclose their personal information to us. For your convenience, we make certain information about your travel available to you or other persons authorized by you to receive such information. For example, if you forget your flight number, you or another person authorized by you may retrieve that information from us after confirming your or their identity. DATA RELATING TO AGENCY OR INDUSTRY REQUIREMENTS. The Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) and other government agencies obviously play a key role in travel, especially air travel. We may collect data from you which facilitates our and/or your compliance with government and industry regulations and requirements. ONLINE SURVEYS. Whole Soul Retreats values opinions and comments from members, so we may from time to time conduct online surveys. Participation in these surveys is optional. Typically, we aggregate the information we collect and use it to make improvements to Whole Soul Retreats and to develop appealing content, features and promotions for customers. THIRD PARTIES OFFERING PROMOTIONS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES. Whole Soul Retreats may share your personal information with third parties when you engage in certain activities on our site that are sponsored by third parties, such as electing to receive information or communications from a third party (such as a hotel company or a tourism board for a particular destination), or electing to participate in contests, games or other programs sponsored in whole or in part by a third party. Whole Soul Retreats may also share your personal information when you respond to promotional materials from Whole Soul Retreats and authorize a third party to use your personal information for purposes such as sending you additional promotional materials, providing you a product or service, or entering you in a contest or game. We refer to all of these activities and requests as "Sponsored Activities". When you participate in Sponsored Activities, you will either be required or requested to agree that Whole Soul Retreats may send your personal information (such as, in some cases, your mailing address or e-mail address) to the sponsor, and the sponsor may use your personal information in accordance with the sponsor's privacy practices. In each case described in this section, Whole Soul Retreats will only share your personal information after receiving your consent. You should know that when Whole Soul Retreats shares your personal information with a third party under any circumstance described in this section, your personal information will become permanently subject to the privacy policy of the third party, and the third party will not be restricted by Whole Soul Retreat’s Privacy Policy with respect to its use and further sharing of your personal information. This sharing of information with third parties is typically, but not always, related to the booking of your travel. SUBMITTED CONTENT. You may choose to voluntarily submit information to Whole Soul Retreats in a number of different ways, information that Whole Soul Retreats does not require you to provide; this is referred to as “Submitted Content”. Please note that if you include personally identifiable information in your Submitted Content, it may be used and viewed by others. We are not responsible for the information you choose to include in your Submitted Content or for affording it privacy protections. 3 HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION. We may use sensitive billing information (such as cardholder name, credit card number, and expiration date) for the purpose of facilitating your participation in our programs, Activities, and Services. We may use other information about you for the following general purposes: a) to provide you with the products and services you request; to provide you with travel confirmation and updates; b) to manage your account, including processing bills and providing travel notifications; c) to communicate with you in general; d) to respond to your questions and comments; e) to measure interest in and improve our products, services, and Website; f) to notify you about special offers and products or services that may be of interest to you; g) to otherwise customize your experience with this Website; h) to reward you as part of any reward and recognition program you choose to join; i) to solicit information from you, including through surveys; j) to resolve disputes, collect fees, or troubleshoot problems (at our discretion); k) to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; l) to enforce these Terms and any other agreements with or relating to you; and m) as otherwise described to you. We may share your information with the following entities: • Suppliers, such as hotel, airline, car rental, and activity providers, who fulfill your travel reservations. Throughout this site, all services provided by a third-party supplier are described as such. By making a reservation or purchasing a travel package through this site, you are authorizing us to disclose to suppliers the information required to complete the booking and deliver the related travel. These suppliers are not controlled by Whole Soul Retreats and personal information disclosed to them is subject to the applicable supplier's privacy policy and security practices. Therefore, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of any travel supplier involved in your travel and to directly contact those suppliers to revoke or restrict their usage of your information if you desire to do so. • Third-party vendors who provide services or functions on our behalf, including credit card processing, business analytics, customer service, marketing, distribution of surveys or sweepstakes programs, and fraud prevention. We may also authorize third-party vendors to collect information on our behalf, including as necessary to operate features of our Website or to facilitate the delivery of online advertising tailored to your interests. Thirdparty vendors have access to and may collect information only as needed to perform their functions and are not permitted to share or use the information for any other purpose. They are also required to follow the same data security practices that we ourselves adhere to. 4 • Business partners with whom we may jointly offer products or services, or whose products or services may be offered on our Website. You can tell when a third party is involved in a product or service you have requested because their name will appear, either alone or with ours. If you choose to access these optional services, we may share information about you, including your personal information, with those partners. Please note that we do not control the privacy practices of these third-party business partners. • Referring websites. If you were referred to this Website from another site (for example, through a link you clicked on another site that directed you to this one), we may share some information about you with that referring website. We have not placed limitations on the referring website’s use of your personal information and we encourage you to review the privacy policies of any website that referred you here. • Companies within our corporate family. We may share your personal information with our corporate affiliates. This sharing enables us to provide you with information about products and services, both travel-related and other, which might interest you. To the extent that our parent company and corporate affiliates have access to your information, they will follow practices that are at least as restrictive as the practices described in this Privacy Policy. They also will comply with applicable laws governing the transmission of promotional communications and, at a minimum, give you an opportunity in any commercial email they send to choose not to receive such email messages in the future. We also may share your information as follows: • In response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us. • When we believe it is appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of our company or this Website, our customers, or others; and in connection with these Terms and other agreements. • In connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy. We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including advertisers and investors. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors our Website receives or the most popular vacation destinations. This information does not contain any personal information and is used to develop content and services we hope you will find of interest. HOW YOU CAN ACCESS YOUR INFORMATION. You can access and update your contact information by visiting this Website's Member Profile page. You can close your account by contacting us at the email address listed below. Please note that after you close an account, you will not be able to sign in or access any of your personal information. However, you can open a new account at any time. Please also note that we may retain certain information associated with your account, including for analytical purposes as well as for record keeping integrity. HOW COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES ARE USED ON THIS WEBSITE. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies allow us to serve you better and more efficiently. Whole Soul Retreats uses cookies to personalize your experience using Whole Soul Retreats. For example, we use cookies to allow you to log in 5 without having to type your log-in name each time you visit the Website (only your password is needed). We may also use such cookies to display customized content and advertising to you while you are using the Website or to send you an email (assuming you have not opted-out) focusing on destinations that we think you might be interested in. Cookies also help us measure and research the effectiveness of our offerings, advertisements, and email communications (by, for example, determining which emails you open and act upon). Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. By changing the options on your web browser or using certain software programs, you can control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your browser. However, blocking Whole Soul Retreats cookies may disable certain features on our site and may make it impossible to purchase or use certain services available on the site. Please note that it is possible to block cookie activity from certain web sites while permitting cookies from sites you trust, like Whole Soul Retreats. In addition to the above cookies, we use local shared objects, also referred to as "flash cookies", on our web site. These are used to enhance your user experience, for example, by storing your user preferences and settings, such as your volume/mute settings, and in connection with animated content on our Website. Local shared objects are similar to browser cookies but can store data more complex than simple text. By themselves, they cannot do anything to or with the data on your computer. To find out more about flash cookies or how to disable them, please visit: We may also use Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or Web bugs), which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, that are placed in the code of a Web page. We use Web beacons to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our site to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, and to improve site performance. We also may allow our service providers to use Web beacons to help us understand which emails have been opened by recipients and to track the visitor traffic and actions on our site. This helps us measure the effectiveness of our content and other offerings. ADVERTISING DATA COLLECTED BY US TO DISPLAY RELEVANT ADVERTISING TO YOU. Whole Soul Retreats is committed to providing you with relevant content and information. To do this, we may, through cookies and other technologies, collect information about your travelrelated interests. We use this information, together with other information we have collected, to display ads to you on our Website or elsewhere online that match your apparent interests. So, for example, if you search for a travel package relating to Hawaii using the Whole Soul Retreats service, you may see an advertisement for a Hawaii travel package on our sites or on another website you visit. You can choose not to receive customized online advertising on other websites, which is based on your travel-related searches on this Website, through the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance. ADVERTISING DATA COLLECTED BY AFFILIATES AND AD NETWORKS TO DISPLAY RELEVANT ADVERTISING TO YOU. We may allow third parties to collect information about your online activities through cookies and other technologies. We do not permit these third parties to collect personal information about you via any advertisements you may see via the 6 Website. These third parties include (1) business partners, who collect information when you view or interact with one of their advertisements on our sites and (2) advertising networks (and their partners), which collect information about your interests when you view or interact with one of the advertisements they place on many different websites on the Internet. The information gathered by these third parties is used to make predictions about you, your interests or preferences, and sometimes to display advertisements to you on the Website and/or on other websites. Please note that we do not have access to or control over cookies and other technologies these third parties may use to collect information about your interests, and the information practices of these third parties are not covered by this Privacy Policy. DATA COLLECTED BY COMPANIES THAT OPERATE COOKIE-BASED EXCHANGES TO SERVE YOU WITH RELEVANT ADVERTISING. Like other companies operating online, Sweat Reset participates in cookie-based exchanges where anonymous information is collected about your browsing behavior through cookies and other technologies and segmented into different topics of interest (such as travel). These topics of interest are then shared with third parties, including advertisers and ad networks, so they can tailor advertisements to your apparent interests. We do not share personal information (such as your email address) with these companies and we do not permit these companies to collect any such information about you on our site. HOW LOCATION SPECIFIC INFORMATION IS USED. If you use our location-enabled products and services, such as our Applications, you may be sending us location data. This information may reveal your actual location, such as GPS data, or it may not, such as when you submit an address to look at travel packages for that location. We use your location information to process and personalize your requests, such as by pre-filling the city name when you are searching for travel options (such as a nearby hotel or other travel related service). We also use location information for support, to develop new features, a better user experience and to improve the overall quality of customers’ experiences with us. OTHER. From time to time we may add or enhance services available to you. To the extent these services are provided and used by you, we will use the information you provide to facilitate the service requested. For example, if you email us with a question, we will use information such as your email address, name and the nature of the question, to respond to your question. We may also store such information to assist us in making our Website better and easier to use. YOUR CHOICES WITH RESPECT TO COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION. As discussed above, you can choose not to provide us with any information, although it may be needed to book travel or to take advantage of certain features offered on this site. You also can add or update information and close your account as described above. You will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe from commercial emails in any such message that we send you. If you are a registered member, you can also modify your choice at any time on the Member Profile page. Please note that we reserve the right to send you other communications, including service announcements, administrative messages, and surveys relating either to your account or to your transactions on this site, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. You may have the opportunity on our Website to provide a mobile number in order to receive messages or alerts. You may discontinue these messages / alerts at any time. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting 7 new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies from this site, you will not be able to access portions of our site. USE OF APPLICATIONS. When you use a Whole Soul Retreats application (“App”) via a mobile phone, tablet, desktop, or other device, we collect and use information about you in the same way and for the same purposes as we do when you use our Website. In addition to this, we also use some other information that we collect automatically when you use our App. Specifically: • We collect information about App functionality that you access and use. This allows us to identify those areas of the App that are of interest to our customers so we can refine and continuously improve the App. The information we collect for this purpose does not enable us to directly identify you. • Each App also sends us the device's unique device identifier (or "UID"), a sequence of numbers or characters that are unique to your mobile device. We use this only on the first opening of the App so we can confirm to our advertising networks the number of downloads resulting from clicks on their respective ad banners and other marketing tools. • When you use an App, you can choose to allow access to your current location – provided by your mobile device using GPS or similar technologies – in order to identify nearby hotels or airports. If you choose to allow access, this location data may be collected anonymously as part of search requests logged by our servers. You typically can switch off the App’s access to your location at any time through your phone settings menu. • Each App will also send us error-reporting information in the event that it crashes or hangs. This enables us to investigate the error and to improve the stability of the App for future releases. As part of these error reports, the App sends us information about the mobile device type and version, the UID, the time the error occurred, the feature being used and the state of the application when the error occurred. We do not use this information for any purpose other than investigating and remedying the error. You typically have the ability to control what information an App sends to us. You can exercise this control either by changing the settings of the App under its setting menu or changing the settings of your mobile device. Alternatively, you can remove the App from your mobile device entirely and access our services through our Website. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY. This is a general audience website and does not offer services directed to children. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 send personal information to us, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child to inform him or her that we must have parental consent before receiving his or her personal information. EXTERNAL LINKS. If any part of this Website links you to other sites, those sites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. We recommend you examine the privacy statements posted on those other websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information. VISITING OUR WEBSITE FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. If you are visiting our Website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, you 8 understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. We may update this Privacy Policy in the future, and such changes may occur with no notice to you. You should always check the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of your usage or interaction with us.

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