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Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions

Acceptance Procedure

Each applicant must complete and submit the Application with a non-refundable 35 euro application fee. Applications may be submitted: a) by email, b) mailed directly to the Go Inspired USA office, or c) online under the “Apply Online” link. Within 10 business days of receiving an Application, Go Inspired will contact the applicant regarding his/her application.

Once accepted, a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of 500 euros will be required to secure the place.

Participants who leave the Go Inspired Program before Program completion

Any participant who voluntarily leaves, or is removed from the Go Inspired Program before the scheduled completion of their full Program, will not be refunded by Go Inspired for any portion of their Program costs, nor will they be permitted to re-join the Program at any time during the program.

Go Inspired cannot assume responsibility for any participant once they have left the supervision of the Go Inspired program staff. This policy includes any participant being required to leave the Go Inspired Program as requested by Go Inspired staff for breach of contract, or for medical or personal reasons. Participants who leave the program due to medical or personal reasons (injury/illness or family crisis at home), should consult their travel insurance provider, which may provide for partial or full recovery of their Program fees, depending on the reason for leaving. Participants who leave the program for medical reasons (illness or injury that requires medical treatment or a short stay in the hospital) may be permitted to re-join the Program at the discretion of the Go Inspired staff.

Deposits

The non-refundable, non-transferable deposit must be submitted with the signed Program Agreement in order to participate in a Go Inspired Program. These monies will assure Go Inspired of Participant’s commitment to participate in the Program and allow Go Inspired to make the necessary arrangements and reservations. Upon receipt of the completed Agreement and non-refundable, non-transferable deposit(s), Go Inspired will reserve a place in a Program (subject to space availability).

Financial Due Dates

Any and all payments for the Go Inspired Program cost are due on or before 30 days prior to the program’s start date. If all monies are not received 30 days prior to the start of the program, Go Inspired will assume Participant has cancelled (unless prior arrangements have been made with the Go Inspired office). Participant will receive a Program cancellation notice and cancellation fees will apply (as specified in the Cancellation Policy below). Once cancelled, Participant’s space in the program is not guaranteed if Participant becomes reinstated.

Legal Dispute

If a dispute arises between the parties to the Program Agreement with regard to any of the provisions or the performance of any Terms and Conditions of the Agreement, all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and legal proceedings of any kind, shall be brought exclusively in Connecticut, USA. The parties to the Program Agreement submit, agree and attorn to jurisdiction in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA in all forums for mediation, arbitration and legal proceedings, including Connecticut and federal court actions. If a party brings any action or proceeding in any other location or forum other than Fairfield County, Connecticut, the other party shall have a right to have said action or proceeding transferred to Fairfield County, Connecticut by stipulation of the parties, and the party bringing the action or proceeding shall cooperate accordingly.

Optional Excursions

Go Inspired offers Optional Excursions in many of their programs. Optional Excursions take place during the program. Participants are responsible for paying for these excursions as they are not included in the program fee.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation of the Program must be in writing (by email or mail with confirmation of receipt by Go Inspired). No verbal cancellations will be accepted. Participant must inform both Go Inspired and his/her travel/trip cancellation insurance provider of cancellation.  If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of Participant’s insurance policy then his/her provider may refund Participant. If Participant’s insurance claim is denied, Participant may then submit proof of denial to Go Inspired, and the Cancellation Policy as follows will apply.

 All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Program arrangements require Go Inspired to make financial commitments on Participant’s behalf in advance of the program start date.  When Go Inspired receives Participant’s written cancellation, a cancellation fee will be incurred to cover the expenses and costs suffered by Go Inspired due to his/her cancellation. The amount of the cancellation fee is determined by the number of days prior to Participant’s departure date that the written cancellation notice is received.

Cancellation charges are applicable per person based on days before cancellation as follows:

Before 70 days prior to departure: Loss of nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit
69 to 46 days prior to departure: Loss of 50% of total program cost
45 to 31 days prior to departure: Loss of 75% of total program cost
30 days or less prior to departure: Loss of 100% of total program cost
Failure to show up: Loss of 100% of total program cost
Cancellation refunds will be processed as soon as possible and may not be transferred to a third party.

Medical Insurance

Go Inspired requires all participants to secure medical insurance which covers Participant while abroad for the duration of the Program. Participant may already be covered by a medical insurance policy. If this is the case, please check the insurance policy to ensure it includes overseas coverage. If Participant does not currently have medical insurance, a good option is to obtain travel/trip cancellation insurance that includes medical coverage. Participant is responsible for submitting proof of medical insurance to the Go Inspired office no later than 30 days prior to departure. If Participant has a pre-existing or current medical condition and/or allergies, Participant must advise the Go Inspired office on the Application or by email.

Personal Risks

The participant acknowledges and accepts the responsibilities and risks associated with their agreement to travel to, temporarily live in and participate in the workshop in a foreign country. Such travel can be often hazardous and involves a certain degree of risk, inherently dangerous activities and personal perils to the participant, both foreseen and unforeseen, all of which are fully accepted by and solely assumed by the participant. Therefore, Go Inspired, including any and all of its employees, managers, directors, shareholders, host families and host country partner organizations are not liable, to the maximum extent of the law, for any loss or harm the volunteer or associates may suffer, including but not limited to loss caused directly or indirectly by:

  • Personal injury;
  • Emotional injury;
  • Death;
  • Illness or disease;
  • Damage to or loss of property;
  • Hostage situations; or
  • War or terrorism.

Miscellaneous

The participant agrees to comply with the partner organization’s code of conduct and waiver. Go Inspired reserves the right to use feedback and images provided by volunteers for website materials such as testimonials. To the full extent permissible at law, all representations, terms, warranties, guarantees, or conditions whether implied by statute, common law or custom of the trade or otherwise, including, but not limited to, implied warranties and guarantees, are excluded. This website is presented solely for the purpose of promoting Go Inspired’s programs and those of Go Inspired’s partner organizations. This site is controlled and operated by Go Inspired. Go Inspired makes no representation that materials in the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations.

Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible to the extent local law is applicable.

Go Inspired and its partner organizations reserve the right to remove the participant from the program. Prices on the website are subject to change without warning. Once the deposit is received, the program fee cost is guaranteed and will not change.

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