OVERLAND MISSIONS TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By joining an expedition/AMT you acknowledge you have read and agree with the following:
OVERLAND MISSIONS, your outfitters, operators of the mission, tours and/or suppliers of services and other cooperating agencies act only in the capacity of agent for all matters relating to transportation and/or all other related travel services and assume no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service, including, but not limited to that resulting directly or indirectly from: acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays and expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, act of war, insurrection, revolt or other civil uprising, other military action, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbance, government restrictions or regulation, discrepancies or change in transit over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in itinerary may be made at the discretion of the trip operator. Upon donation of deposit the depositor agrees to be bound by the above recited terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuations and/or other causes.
As a non-profit 501(c)3 mission organization all donations made to Overland Missions towards an individual’s participation in mission work with us will be considered tax-deductible donations. These donations will be used for the missions work that Overland Missions is engaging in and will be nonrefundable. A non-refundable deposit of published fee is required to confirm a booking by the published date. Your final donation is due 30 days before your departure date and is payable by money order, check, credit card or paypal transfer. If full payment is not made prior to departure OVERLAND MISSIONS reserves the right to cancel all arrangements.
OVERLAND MISSIONS reserves the right to cancel any AMT course, expedition or volunteer opportunity due to insufficient sign-ups. In the event of cancellation by Overland Missions, all donations will be deferred towards the participation of alternate course, expedition or opportunity within one year of the cancellation. If an individual chooses not to participate within that time frame all donated monies will be used at the discretion of Overland Missions. In the case of a `would be participants’ cancellation, Overland Missions reserves the right to extend this courtesy (deferring donated monies toward an alternate course, expedition or opportunity within a year of the original dates) or to deny it on a caseby- case basis. OVERLAND MISSIONS and participating outfitters are not responsible for any expenses incurred by any members such as equipment, medical insurance, air tickets, etc. OVERLAND MISSIONS and its local operators of their missions and/or suppliers of services and other cooperating agencies reserve the right to expel anyone from an expedition trip who act outside of our moral code of discipline which is determined by the discretion of the expedition leader, or in a manner which is unsafe for themselves, inconsiderate or unsafe to fellow travelers, and/or who ignores the requests of their guide(s) to act in a safe and considerate manner. All expenses incurred as a result of expulsion will be billed to the expelled party.
A short-term traveler’s medical insurance policy is mandatory. Baggage is carried entirely at the owner’s risk; Overland Missions assumes no liability whatsoever for damage, loss or delay of property. Trip cancellation insurance may cover your losses on non-refundable air and land costs for trips cancelled due to serious illness.
By joining an Overland Missions team, I agree that capturing photos and recordings is at the sole discretion of Overland Missions staff and that Overland Missions has the rights to all recordings, photographs and images captured during the trip. I grant permission to Overland Missions to use images or recordings captured of/by me during the trip without recompense or further notification. I understand that my photos and recordings are intended for personal use only and I agree that any photos or recordings I make will not be commercially distributed or used for financial gain.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
IN CONSIDERATION OF being accepted for the adventure mission that I am participating in under the auspices of OVERLAND MISSIONS, it’s agents, associates, assigns, employees, officers, licensees, operators, and successors in interest (hereafter OVERLAND MISSIONS), I hereby agree as follows: I have been informed and am aware that ADVENTURE TRAVEL CAN BE DANGEROUS and includes certain risks and dangers, including, but not limited to, the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas, hazards of traveling by boat, canoe, raft, train, automobile, safari vehicle, aircraft, on foot or by other unconventional means, accident or illness in remote places without medical facilities, dangers of wild animals, forces of nature, and travel by air or other conveyance, extreme weather conditions, physical exertion for which I may not be prepared, and evacuation difficulties, should I be injured or disabled. I accept the inherent risks of the proposed trip and acknowledge that the enjoyment of adventuring beyond normal safety of home and work is in part the reason for my participation on this trip.
I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, INDEMNIFY, and AGREE NOT TO SUE OVERLAND MISSIONS for all or any liability to the undersigned, his/her personal representatives, heirs, assigns and next of kin, for any and all losses, damages or injuries or any claim or demand on account of injury or emotional trauma to the person or damage or loss of property of the undersigned, or on account of death resulting from any cause, including negligence (but not the reckless, willful or fraudulent conduct) of OVERLAND MISSIONS or others while the undersigned is participating in a mission, tour or any travel or other arrangements made by OVERLAND MISSIONS. I further agree that I will assume the risk of and release OVERLAND MISSIONS of all liability for any injury or damage to my body or property or my death due to any negligent failure to obtain or administer appropriate rescue operations in the event of injury or mishaps, including failure to obtain adequate medical services, to evacuate or to supply treatment, medicine, or trained rescue personnel. I AGREE that if I am injured or become ill, OVERLAND MISSIONS it’s agents or operators may, at any cost, arrange or supply medical treatment, evacuation or any other emergency services on my behalf as OVERLAND MISSIONS deems essential for my safety and well being. I AGREE that OVERLAND MISSIONS its agents and/or operators are not responsible or liable for any complications arising from the administration of any emergency medical treatment. I have read and agree to the policy on cancellations and refunds. I am aware that should I choose not to purchase additional insurance coverage as advised by OVERLAND MISSIONS, I will be liable for all costs in the case of cancellation, trip delays, damage or loss of baggage and medical emergencies howsoever caused. I accept responsibility to have all my passport, visa, vaccination and other travel documentation in proper order.
I realize I may contact the embassies or consulates of the countries I plan to visit for information, and that my passport may have to be valid for at least six months after the trip ends. For information concerning possible safety issues for international travel I acknowledge that I may call the State Department at 202-647-4000, and for information concerning vaccinations and health issues I may call the “Center for Disease Control” at 800-232-4636. I EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE and AGREE that ADVENTURE TRAVEL CAN BE DANGEROUS and involves serious and unpredictable risks of bodily injury, property damage and death and that the foregoing waiver and release is intended to be as broad and as inclusive as permitted by law; that I am not relying on any oral or written representations of OVERLAND MISSIONS regarding safety, and that I am entering this agreement of my own free will. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this agreement, or the making, performance or interpretation thereof, shall be settled by binding arbitration in Orlando, FL, in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association then existing, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the subject matter of controversy.