Terms and Conditions of Participation

 

Fees and Payments
I agree to make payment in accordance with the schedule listed for the program. I understand the fees paid may not cover the total cost of accommodation, meals, transportation, personal expenses, medical insurance, passport, and/or visa fees. 
 
Photograph/Video Release
I hereby grant the International Centre for Exploration and Education permission to record my likeness and/or voice and to use the photographs, videos and/or audio recordings online and/or in print if the International Centre for Exploration and Education chooses to do so. I understand that my likeness and/or voice may be used for all purposes and in all media including, without limitation, web sites, brochures, advertisements and other promotional materials. I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or products or advertising or printed matter that may be used in connection with this photograph, video and/or audio recording or the use to which it or they may be applied. I hereby release, discharge and agree to hold the International Centre for Exploration and Education and/or any publication from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration,
optical illusion or use in composite form of said photographs, videos and/or audio recordings. I also agree to make no monetary or other claim against the International Centre for Exploration and Education for the use of said photographs or videos.
 
Insurance and Medical Responsibility
I am hereby informed that the International Centre for Exploration and Education strongly recommends that tour participants obtain insurance coverage valid overseas to protect against the costs of hospitalization and physician care in the event of sickness, accident, disability, and death resulting there from, and to offset expenses of unexpected emergency evacuation and repatriation or loss of property. I understand that I am solely responsible for obtaining said insurance but that the International Centre for Exploration and Education may, at its sole discretion, also provide me with additional travel health insurance. I am aware that there are certain risks inherent in international travel and that the International Centre for Exploration and Education cannot assume responsibility for all or certain activities of the undersigned. The undersigned is aware of his/her personal medical needs and hereby assures the International Centre for Exploration and Education that he/she has consulted with a medical doctor, as he/she may have deemed necessary, with regards to any personal needs of the undersigned. Further, the undersigned is aware that the International Centre for Exploration and Education cannot be responsible for attending to any of the medical needs of the undersigned. The undersigned is aware that, should the undersigned be required to be hospitalized while in a foreign country or in the United States during this program, the International Centre for Exploration and Education cannot and does not assume any legal responsibility for payment of such costs.
In the event I am unable to make or communicate medical decisions for myself, I hereby give my consent to the International Centre for Exploration and Education and the physicians and other personnel engaged by International Centre for Exploration and Education, to administer such care, procedures and treatment that are deemed necessary and in my best interest. As long as the medical or surgical treatment considered necessary in the situation is in accordance with the generally accepted standards of medical practice for the particular type of injury or illness involved, I impose no specific limitations or prohibitions regarding treatment. 
 
Behavioral Responsibilities
The undersigned is aware of the expected behavioral responsibility of the undersigned while participating in this tour. He/she is aware that, as a guest in a foreign country, there is certain behavior, including the use or possession of illegal drugs, which will be unacceptable and could lead to possible disruption of the undersigned’s tour for such inappropriate behavior. The undersigned hereby assures the International Centre for Exploration and Education that he/she shall conduct himself/herself in an appropriate manner at all times. Such behavior shall include moments when in the company of other tour members and moments when the undersigned may be physically separated from other program members. Inappropriate behavior is cause for dismissal from the tour by the International Centre for
Exploration and Education. Persons dismissed from the program shall forfeit all funds paid to the International Centre for Exploration and Education.
 
Responsibility During Free Time
I understand that during free time within and after the period of the program, I may elect to travel independently at my own expense. I understand that the International Centre for Exploration and Education is not responsible for expenses incurred by me while I am traveling independently during such free time.
 
Legal Problems
The undersigned understands that as an American citizen in a foreign country, he/she will be subject to the laws of that country. The undersigned acknowledges and understands that should he/she fall into legal problems with any foreign nationals or government jurisdictions of the host country, he/she will attend to the matter personally with his/her own personal funds. The International Centre for Exploration and Education does not guarantee what, if any, assistance it can provide under such circumstances.
 
Travel Problems
The International Centre for Exploration and Education cannot assure that travel arrangements will be without certain disruption. The undersigned understands that he/she will be traveling during the program by various modes of transportation including but not limited to plane, train, bus or van, and the undersigned releases the International Centre for Exploration and Education from any responsibility for loss of property, injury, or death during such travel.
The undersigned acknowledges and understands that the International Centre for Exploration and Education assumes no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, destruction, theft or the like to his/her luggage or personal belongings. The undersigned acknowledges that he/she has retained adequate insurance or has sufficient funds to replace such belongings and will hold the International Centre for Exploration and Education harmless therefrom.
 
Theft and Other Crimes
I agree to release the International Centre for Exploration and Education from any liability for damage to or loss of my possessions, injury, illness, or death arising out of crimes during the period of the tour. 
 
General Release and Waiver
The undersigned releases the International Centre for Exploration and Education, Dr. Jason Phillips, and Dr. Diane Phillips from any liability for damage to or loss of property, injury, illness, or death during the period of the tour, arising on the part of fellow participants, business/government hosts, agencies and educational organizations, persons or groups with which the International Centre for Exploration and Education contracts for the provision of services for the program or which have been suggested by the International Centre for Exploration and Education.
 
In consideration for permitting me to participate in the program, I hereby expressly release and discharge Dr. Jason Phillips and the International Centre for Exploration and Education, and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and representatives (collectively, the “Released Entities”) from any liability or responsibility for any injury or loss of property that I suffer as a result of or in connection with my participation in the program or any travel related to the program and agree not to raise any claim or institute any legal action or proceeding against the Released Entities for any cause of action that may result from my participation in the program or any travel related to the program. 
 
Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Construction
This document shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In the event of any litigation, venue shall lie exclusively in the state or federal court with jurisdiction over Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. Headings have been set forth for convenience of references only, and shall not be used in construing this document. References to persons or things shall be deemed to refer to such persons or things in the singular or plural and in the masculine, feminine or neuter gender as the context shall require.