USER'S RESPONSIBILITY OF COGNIZANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT
This website is published and maintained by SOTC Travel Limited (Formerly known as SOTC Travel Private Ltd), a company incorporated and existing in accordance with the laws of the Republic of India. This page sets forth the terms and conditions under which SOTC provides the information on this Website, as well as the terms and conditions governing your use of this site. The Users availing services from SOTC shall be a natural or legal person and deemed to have read, understood and expressly accepted the terms and conditions of the agreement, which alone shall govern the desired transaction or provision of such service by SOTC for all purposes, and shall be binding on the user. All rights and liabilities of the User with respect to any services to be provided by SOTC shall be restricted to the scope of this agreement. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, do not continue to use or access this site, or order any searches.
In addition to this agreement, there are certain terms of service (TOS) specific to the services rendered/products provided by SOTC like the air tickets, MICE, bus, rail, holiday packages, etc. Such TOS will be provided / updated by SOTC which shall be deemed to be a part of this Agreement and in the event of conflict between such TOS and this agreement, the terms of this agreement shall prevail. The user shall be required to read and accept the relevant TOS for the service/ product availed by the user.
Additionally, the Service Provider itself may provide terms and guidelines that govern particular features, offers or the operating rules and policies applicable to each Service (for example , flights, hotel reservation, Packages , etc). The User shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with the terms and guidelines or operating rules and policies of the services provided with whom User elects to deal, including terms and conditions set forth in a Service Providers’ fare rules, contract of carriage or other rules.
SOTC’s Services are offered to the User Conditional on acceptance without modification of all the terms, conditions and notices contained in the agreement and the TOS, as may be applicable from time to time. For the removal of doubts, it is clarified that availing of the services by the User constitutes an acknowledgement and acceptance by the User of the Agreement and the TOS. If the User does not agree with any part of such terms, conditions and notices, the User must not avail SOTC’s Services.
In the event that any of the terms, conditions and notices contained herein conflict with the Additional Terms and guidelines contained within any other SOTC Document, then these terms shall be applicable.
SITE AND ITS CONTENTS
This Site is only for your personal use. You shall not distribute, exchange, modify, sell or transmit anything you copy from this Site, including but not limited to any text, images, audio and video, for any business, commercial or public purpose.
As long as you comply with the terms of these Terms and Conditions of Use, SOTC grants you a non–exclusive, non–transferable, limited right to enter, view and use this Site. You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of this Site in any way.
You may only use this site to make legitimate reservations or purchases and shall not use this site for any other purposes, including without limitation, to make any speculative, false or fraudulent reservation or any reservation in anticipation of demand. You shall not make reservation in the name of fictitious person(s). You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine that would interfere or be reasonably expected to interfere with the normal working of this site. You agree that you shall not take any action that imposes a burden or load on our infrastructure that SOTC deems in its sole discretion to be unreasonable or disproportionate to the benefits SOTC obtains from your use of the site. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage acts or omissions that would amount to a criminal offense or attempt to commit a criminal offense, or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. In addition, you are prohibited from posting or transmitting any information which (a) infringes the rights of others or violates their privacy or publicity rights, (b) is protected by patent, copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, unless with the express written permission of the owner of such right, (c) contains a virus, bug, worm or other harmful item or program that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept and/or expropriate any system, data or important information, (d) create any liability for us or cause us to lose (fully or partially) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers, or (e) is used to unlawfully collude against another person in restraint of trade or competition. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right, or any other harm resulting from your use of this site.
SOTC holds the copyright in respect of this site, and the content provided in this site, including the text, graphics, button icons, audio and video clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software, may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed without the written permission of SOTC, and/or its third party providers and distributors, except that you may download, display and print the materials presented on this site for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not use any "robot," "spider" or other automatic device, or a program, algorithm or methodology having similar processes or functionality, or any manual process, to monitor or copy any of the Web pages, data or content found on this site, in any case without the prior written permission of SOTC. You agree that you will not transmit or otherwise transfer any Web pages, data or content found on this site to any other computer, server, Web site, or other medium for mass distribution or for use in any commercial enterprise. Unauthorized use of this site and/or the materials contained on this site may violate applicable copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws or other laws. You must retain all copyright and trademark notices, including any other proprietary notices, contained in the materials, and you must not alter, obscure or obliterate any of such notices. The use of such materials on any other Web site or in any environment of networked computers is prohibited.
All materials on this Site, including but not limited to audio, images, software, text, icons and such like (the “Content”), are protected by copyright under international conventions and copyright laws. You cannot use the Content, except as specified herein. You agree to follow all instructions on this Site limiting the way you may use the Content.
There are a number of proprietary logos, service marks and trademarks found on this Site whether owned/used by SOTC or otherwise. By displaying them on this Site, SOTC is not granting you any license to utilize those proprietary logos, service marks, or trademarks. Any unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and civil and criminal statutes.
You may download such copy/copies of the Content to be used only by you, to help you make the purchase decision on products and services offered by SOTC. If you download any Content from this Site, you shall not remove any copyright or trademark notices or other notices that go with it.
If you send any communications or materials to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any comments, data, questions, suggestions or the like, all such communications are, and will be treated by SOTC, as non–confidential.
You hereby give up any and all claim that any use of such material violates any of your rights including moral rights, privacy rights, proprietary or other property rights, publicity rights, rights to credit for material or ideas, or any other right, including the right to approve the way SOTC uses such material.
Any material submitted to this Site may be adapted, broadcast, changed, copied, disclosed, licensed, performed, posted, published, sold, transmitted or used by SOTC anywhere in the world, in any medium, forever.
Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to this Site may be read or intercepted by others unless there is a special notice that a particular message (for example, credit card information) is encrypted (send in code). Sending a message to SOTC does not cause SOTC to have any special responsibility to you.
The copyright in the contents of this website belong to SOTC. Accordingly SOTC reserves all rights. Copying of part or all the contents of this website without permission of SOTC is prohibited except to the extent that such copying/printing is necessary for the purposes of availing of the paid services provided.
PROMOTIONS / OFFERS / SCHEMES / CONTESTS
Please note that in case of special offers, promotions or schemes additional terms and conditions of these offers, promotions, schemes or contests will be applicable in addition to these terms and conditions. You might have to adhere to the payment schedule prescribed under such offers, promotions, schemes or contests in order to be eligible to avail benefits under such offers, promotions, schemes or contests. If you fail to make the payment by the due date and/or do not comply with all the terms and conditions of the offer, promotion, scheme or contest you would not be entitled to receive the benefit under such offer, promotion, scheme or contest. The Promotions / Offers / Schemes / Contests can also be discounted at any time without giving any specific notice
BASIC TRAVEL QUOTA
As per the current guidelines of RBI, all residents holding Indian Passport are entitled to avail an amount not exceeding US$ 2, 50, 000 or its equivalent in one financial year for one or more private/leisure visits under the Basic Travel Quota (BTQ). However, the traveler cannot avail in excess of US $ 3,000 per visit or its equivalent in cash, except as specified in the exceptions provided by the RBI guidelines. It is mandatory for you to avail the foreign exchange component of the tour cost from under your BTQ entitlement from an authorized dealer licensed to provide such services as per the guidelines issued by RBI from time to time. You shall pay the foreign exchange component of the total tour cost at the prevailing rate to the dealer along with signed BTQ form & A2 form. You can draw foreign exchange for your personal use on tour from the same authorized dealer from your balance BTQ entitlement. This is as per GOI rules & regulations. You may carry this partly in currency, partly in traveler cheques (TC) which are safer and easily encashed for a small service fee. They can also be replaced if they are stolen or lost, if you record TC numbers and retain counterfoil subject to the rules applicable.
PAYMENT TERMS FOR FOREX COMPONENT
1) The Forex(‘FX’) payment is a part of BTQ of the passenger.
2) The immediate family/kin, e.g. father can pay for the children; mother can pay for the children stands good. However, the person paying/cardholder should also be among the travellers.
3) If husband, wife and two children are travelling together as a family, husband’s card is acceptable.
4) The cardholder cannot use his/her card for payment of another person’s tour package.
5) The card that is swiped for payment of the tour’s foreign exchange should be of the cardholder himself/herself.
6) For packages with FX (Foreign Exchange) component only, initial deposit amount collected in INR for booking, shall be adjusted towards the balance FX component at the time of final FX payment.
7) The ROE (Rate of Exchange) for the entire FX component of the tour shall be considered as per the prevailing ROE on the day final payment is being made.