Terms + Conditions

 
 

Booking Terms and Conditions

These are the Terms and Conditions that will apply to your booking. Please read them carefully as you will be bound by them.

These Terms shall constitute the entire agreement between the LLG Events, Inc., and its successors, licensees and assigns, including but not limited to, Kouple Karma Retreats, Cinemore Media, LLC, and Anthony Samadani (collectively, "Company”) and the Client relating to the subject matter herein, and shall constitute a binding agreement. There is no verbal or written; representation, warranty, prior agreement, or description of services, other than as expressed herein.

The contract and booking is made with LLG Events, and services will be provided by, LLG Events. By booking a trip, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions that govern the relationship, the cancellation policy and limitations of liability. These Terms and Conditions affect your rights and designate the governing law and forum for the resolution of any and all disputes.

 

BOOKING RETREATS + THE CONTRACT

All persons wishing to make a booking have carefully read and understand the Terms and Conditions that follow. By making a booking with Kouple Karma., you accept on behalf of yourself and all those named on the booking, including person(s) under a disability to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when Kouple Karma sends a confirmation email. It is at this point that a contract between Kouple Karma and the Client comes into existence. Before your booking is confirmed and a contract comes into force, Kouple Karma reserves the right to increase or decrease trip prices. Kouple Karma reserves the right to decline any booking at their discretion. The person or persons named on the booking are hereafter referred to as the “Client”. All bookings are made with Kouple Karma, which sells the tours described in this website.

**Please note that Kouple Karma only offers tours and related activities to persons over 21 years of age.

A Kouple Karma representative will contact you regarding your completed registration to confirm your participation in your selected trip. Confirmation of your participation does not necessarily mean that your trip is confirmed to run. Kouple Karma encourages you to refrain from purchasing non-refundable travel until you receive the Retreat Planning Guide or email confirmation from Kouple Karma staff.

 


TRAVEL + HEALTH INSURANCE

Kouple Karma  highly recommends Clients obtain travel medical insurance with a minimum medical coverage of One Hundred Thousand Dollars (US$100,000.00) while traveling with Kouple Karma. This insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expenses including, but not limited to, helicopter evacuation, air ambulance and repatriation.

It is strongly recommended the coverage be extended to include cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to the Client during travel. Kouple Karma shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects. Personal belongings lost or stolen while unattended by the client in public lounges or other public areas, whether on board a train, bus, or other mode of transportation, publicly owned or operated by Kouple Karma or elsewhere, are not reimbursable. Losses due to ordinary wear and tear, and other acts of God are not reimbursable. Kouple Karma cannot accept responsibility for and in no event shall be liable for loss or damage of valuables or other articles left in or on facilities used by Kouple Karma such as hotels, huts, expedition vehicles, or any other mode of transportation. The Client acknowledges that the cost of Kouple Karma retreats does not include insurance and that the Client has been advised to obtain separate coverage at an additional cost. When obtaining travel insurance the Client must ensure the insurer is aware of the type of travel to be undertaken.

 

DEPOSITS + CANCELLATIONS

You may book a retreat with a deposit (down payment) until two (3) months prior to the retreat start date, after which full payment is required to secure your spot (if any are still available).

The remaining balance of your retreat payment is due 90 days before the retreat begins. We notify you of the balance due date after your deposit has been processed. We understand that unexpected events can arise that can affect your plans. We recommend all our retreat guests purchase travel insurance to protect their purchase. We have partnered with Travel Guard to provide such policies to our valued clients.

Booking early ensures you a spot in a retreat, many of which sell out far in advance. But if your plans change, no problem; you won’t lose your deposit.

Six (6) months or more before the retreat start date, you may transfer your retreat deposit to different retreat taking place within the calendar year. There is a $100 deposit transfer fee associated with making this change, but avoids incurring the cancellation fee. You may only transfer your retreat deposit one (1) time. After you transfer a deposit, the deposit becomes non-refundable.

If you cancel more than ninety (90) days before the retreat begins, you may request a partial refund (less the cancellation fee of Five Hundred Dollars (US$500.00).

All retreat payments become non-refundable less than ninety (90) days before the retreat begins. 

 

Pricing + Fees

All retreat prices are quoted and payable in United States Dollars (USD).

Company is not responsible for any fees incurred due to currency exchange or fees charged by your credit card/bank for processing funds in another currency.

 

MEDICAL CONDITIONS + SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The Client must notify Kouple Karma in writing during the process of booking (on your registration form) of any medical conditions, pregnancy, disability or any other mental and or physical condition which may affect fitness to travel and/or any medical condition. Failure to notify Kouple Karma may result in the Client being refused travel. Failure to notify Kouple Karma of any such condition that results in cancellation will have full cancellation fees to the Client, minus any non-refundable deposits. Some trips may be unsuitable for Clients due to age, mobility, disability, pregnancy or physical or mental conditions. It is the Client’s responsibility to check prior to booking. Kouple Karma may refuse to carry pregnant women over 24 weeks or Clients with certain conditions. Kouple Karma is not required to provide any special facilities unless it has agreed to do so in writing. Kouple Karma will do its best to meet Clients special requests including dietary, but such requests do not form part of the Contract and therefore Kouple Karma is not liable for not providing these requests. Medical facilities vary from country to country and Kouple Karma makes no representations and gives no warranties in relation to the standard of such treatment.

 

Acceptance of Booking:

Kouple Karma will confirm acceptance of the Client’s booking via email. Please ensure Kouple Karma is on your contact list so our emails don’t go to your junk folder!

 

Final Payment:

For all retreats, the payment of the final balance payment is due Ninety (90) days prior to the retreat start date.

 

Once You’ve Paid Your Full Retreat Payment:

  • Full retreat payments can only be refunded or transferred to another retreat if you notify us One Hundred (100) days or more before the retreat begins. For this reason, we recommend you purchase travel insurance. We can help you select a travel insurance policy that can fully reimburse you for the pre-paid, non-refundable portions of your booking if you experience a covered loss due to an unforeseen event such as illness or inclement weather.
  • If the final balance is not received by the due date, then your booking cannot be guaranteed and Kouple Karma reserves the right to cancel your booking and forfeit your deposit.
 

CANCELLATION OF A RETREAT BY COMPANY

Kouple Karma reserves the right to cancel any trip for any reason, but will not cancel a tour less than thirty (30) days before departure except for Force Majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside Kouple Karma’s control. When a tour is canceled by Kouple Karma before the agreed date of departure for any reason other than the fault of the Client, the Client can either:

  • Transfer their deposit to another retreat taking place within the next Twelve (12) months, or:
  • Receive a full refund of all monies paid under the contract as soon as possible.

Kouple Karma is not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that the Client may have incurred as a result of the booking such as visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, non-refundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc. If the Client is offered a refund but requests an alternate tour of a higher value than that originally booked, then the Client must pay the difference in price. Where after departure a significant element of the trip contracted for cannot be provided, Kouple Karma will make suitable alternative arrangements for the continuation of the trip. If it is not possible to provide a suitable alternative or the Client reasonably rejects any suitable alternatives, Kouple Karma will provide the Client a refund of unused tour portions. Where a significant alteration or cancellation occurs which is not due to Force Majeure or other circumstances beyond Kouple Karma’s control, Kouple Karma will in some circumstances offer compensation, but in no event more than the monies paid by Client to Kouple Karma. Significant alterations do not include the substitution of a transportation method, modification of itineraries, change in hotel accommodation or meal offering.

 

AIRFARE

All Kouple Karma retreats do not include national or international airfare. Kouple Karma strongly recommends you wait until the trip is confirmed before booking airfare or making any non-refundable travel arrangements.

 

EVACUATION PROCEDURES AND COSTS

Kouple Karma’ Retreat Leaders, local guides or other representatives decisions will at all times be final on all matters likely to affect the safety and well-being of the trip. We reserve the right to prohibit any traveler from continuing on a trip with no right of refund if, in our opinion, that traveler’s actions pose a threat to the safety of others, to the wildlife, themselves, or if the traveler’s actions and/or behaviors are harming the enjoyment of the trip for others.

Evacuations costs are to be covered by the person being evacuated.

 

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

Valid Passport: The Client must be in possession of a valid passport required for entry, departure and travel to retreat destinations outside the U.S. (passport must be valid six (6) months past the return date), all visas, permits and certificates including vaccination certificates (if required), insurance policies, etc. are required for the whole of the journey. The Client accepts full responsibility for obtaining all such documents, visas and permits prior to the start of the retreat and is solely responsible for any adverse consequences resulting from missing or defective documentation. Any information or advice given by Kouple Karma regarding visas, vaccinations, climate, clothing, baggage, special equipment, etc. is purely advisory, provided as a courtesy to the Client and Kouple Karma is not responsible for any errors or omissions as to the information provided by third parties such as the appropriate governmental authorities.

 

CLAIMS + COMPLAINTS

If a Client has a complaint against Kouple Karma, the Client must first inform the Retreat Leader or guide at the earliest opportunity to allow the grievance to be rectified. If satisfaction is not reached, contact the Kouple Karma executive(s) whilst on retreat in order that Kouple Karma is provided the opportunity to rectify the matter. Failure to indicate dissatisfaction whilst on tour will result in the Client’s ability to claim compensation from Kouple Karma being extinguished or at least reduced. If satisfaction is still not reached through these means on retreat then any further complaint must be put in writing to Kouple Karma within Thirty (30) days of the end of the trip.

 

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY

The Client acknowledges he or she may be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical attributes present certain risks, dangers and physical challenges greater than those present in their daily life. By booking travel with Company, the Client acknowledges he/she has considered the potential risks, dangers and challenges, and expressly assumes the risks attendant to such travel conditions. The Client is solely responsible for acquainting themselves with customs, weather conditions, physical challenges, and laws in effect at each stop along the itinerary, and is encouraged to locate or make contact prior to embarkation with his/her local embassy or consulate at the trip destination.

 

SUPPLIERS + INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

Hotels, shuttle services, excursions or other elements of a Retreat will be arranged by Company with local suppliers who may themselves engage the services of local operators and/or sub-contractors. Kouple Karma will at all times endeavor to appoint reputable and competent local suppliers. The terms and conditions of the suppliers will be applicable. These may limit or exclude the liability of the supplier. The liability of Kouple Karma will not exceed that of any supplier. Local laws and regulations of the relevant country will be relevant in assessing the performance of the services of any supplier. Neither Kouple Karma nor any carrier is liable for independent contractors.

 

SAFETY + TRIP ENJOYMENT

We take your safety and well-being very seriously, which is why we partner with accredited tour operators, licensed guiding companies and other trained professionals for our all of domestic and international retreats. However, you are ultimately responsible for your safety, which is why we ask all retreat participants to sign a liability waiver before departure. To avoid possibly dangerous situations, it is extremely important that you obey any rules and regulations imposed by the Kouple Karma and/or Local Guides and instructions given by them.

Kouple Karma reserves the right to prohibit any Client from continuing on a trip with no right of refund if, in our opinion, that Client’s actions pose a threat to the safety of them, others, or to the wildlife, or if that Client’s actions or behaviors are seriously jeopardizing the enjoyment of the trip for others. The decision of the Kouple Karma or representative will at all times be final on all matters likely to affect the safety and well-being of the trip. All Clients must, at all times, strictly comply with the laws, customs, foreign exchange and drug regulations of all countries visited, and Kouple Karma will not accept responsibility or liability for any Client who contravenes any laws or other regulations of any country visited.

 

HEALTH + FITNESS

Most Kouple Karma trips should not be overly strenuous for people who are healthy and reasonably fit. All travelers are expected to carry their own bags, and the running, accommodation, and travel on certain programs can be very physically demanding. If you (or anyone on whose behalf you are booking) are affected by any condition, medical or otherwise, that might affect your or other people’s enjoyment of the trip, you must advise us of this at the time of booking. If your health or fitness changes between the time of booking and the trip departure date, you must notify the Kouple Karma office of these changes before the trip starts.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

In the course of participation in a Kouple Karma event, photos or video may be taken by participants or guides. These images may be used in any Kouple Karma materials, website, Facebook, etc., unless Clients specifically request to the photographer or in writing to Kouple Karma, to not use any material your image is depicted in.  Otherwise, permission is granted to Kouple Karma to perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.

 

RETREAT ITINERARY CHANGES

Kouple Karma and its partners reserves the right to alter retreat programs and itineraries due to weather, road conditions or any other conditions or reasons outside the control of Kouple Karma. These programs may be changed or cancelled at any moment due the trip to assure the safety or deliverables of our clients and staff. No responsibility is accepted for losses, expenses due to delays, changes of flights or other services because of strikes, accidents, sickness, damage, negligence, weather, war, changes in schedules or other similar causes. Kouple Karma and its partners do not assume responsibility for accidents or deaths that can be traced to the participants’ negligence, acts of third parties or exterior circumstances such as weather, natural occurrences, ware or other similar causes.

 

DATA PROTECTION

To ensure that tours run smoothly, Kouple Karma needs to use personal information (such as name, address, special needs, health conditions, dietary requirements etc.) provided by Clients to Kouple Karma, and also pass on such information to other outfitters/guides or suppliers involved in the operation of the trip. Kouple Karma will apply appropriate security measures to protect such personal data and will only pass on data that is applicable to outfitters or suppliers responsible for the tour. By completing the Kouple Karma Retreat Booking Form, Clients consent to this information being transferred as required.

 

LIABILITY

Kouple Karma is not responsible for any improper or non-performance of any services forming part of the Contract which are wholly attributable to the fault of the Client, the unforeseeable or unavoidable act or omission of a third party unconnected with the provision of any services to be provided under the Contract; unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond the control of Kouple Karma and/or the relevant supplier, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised including (but not limited to) an event of force majeure; or any event which Kouple Karma and/or the relevant supplier could not even with all due care have foreseen or forestalled.

In the event that Kouple Karma is responsible for any death, injury or illness caused by the negligent acts and/or omissions of its suppliers of services which form part of the Contract then Kouple Karma limits its liability.

 

ACCEPTANCE OF RISK

The Client acknowledges that the nature of the tour is adventurous and may involve a significant amount of personal risk. The Client hereby assumes all such risk and does hereby release Kouple Karma from all claims and causes of action arising from any damages or injuries or death resulting from these inherent risks. At the time of payment, the Client is required to sign Kouple Karma’s RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. Please read carefully.

 

SEVERABILITY

In the event that any term or condition contained herein is unenforceable or void by operation of law or as being against public policy or for any other reason than such term or condition shall be deemed to be severed from this Agreement or amended accordingly only to such extent necessary to allow all remaining Terms and Conditions to survive and continue as binding.

 

SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS

These Terms and Conditions shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon Kouple Karma and the Client and their respective heirs, legal personal representatives, successors and assigns. Kouple Karma exists under, and is pursuant to, the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A.

 

APPLICABLE LAW

The Contract and these Terms and Conditions are subject to the laws of New York City in the State of New York, U.S.A.

 

WAIVER OF BOOKING CONDITIONS

These Booking Terms and Conditions may only be waived or amended by written mutual consent. When a Client completes and submits the Retreat Booking Form, they agree to accept all these conditions, and when the booking is accepted, Kouple Karma agrees to carry out the obligations as defined therein.

 

UPDATING OF TERMS + CONDITIONS

Kouple Karma reserves the right to update and/or alter these terms and conditions at any time, and it is the Client’s responsibility to be familiar with them. The latest terms and conditions may be found on Company’s website.

 

OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

YOUR AGREEMENT

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PRIVACY

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LINKED SITES

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

This site may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the materials or the reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed or distributed through the site. You expressly understand and agree that: (i) your use of the site, including any reliance on any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information contained herein, shall be at your sole risk; (ii) the site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis; (iii) except as expressly provided herein we disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, workmanlike effort, title and non-infringement; (iv) we make no warranty with respect to the results that may be obtained from this site, the products or services advertised or offered or merchants involved; (v) any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the site is done at your own discretion and risk; and (vi) you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or for any loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

You understand and agree that under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, any of our sites or materials or functions on any such site, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy.

 

EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, our liability in such jurisdiction shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.