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Bus.com (“we”’, “us” and “our”) offers Brand Advocates (“You”) the opportunity to participate in its referral program (the “Program”). We reserve the right to amend or terminate the Program at any time, for any reason. The Program is administered by Bus.com.
You are bound by these Terms and Conditions by participating in the Program. By participating in the Program, you agree to use the Program in the manner specified in these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions in their entirety, you are not authorized to register as a Brand Advocate or to participate in the Program in any other manner. You may not participate in the Program where doing so would be prohibited by any applicable law or regulations.
We reserve the right to modify or amend at any time these Terms and Conditions and/or the methods through which rewards are earned. We reserve the right to disqualify anyone from participation in the Program at any time at our sole discretion, including without limitation if he/she does not comply with any of these Terms and Conditions or otherwise fails to comply with any applicable laws (including, without limitation, through any failure to include any disclosures as required or otherwise required by Bus.com).
No part of the program is directed to persons under the age of 18. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, YOU MAY NOT USE, ACCESS OR PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER.
* Terms and Conditions apply. Not valid on charters less than $1500. Excludes promos or specials. Blackout dates apply, including holidays and other dates. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Bus.com maintains the right to refuse this program to anyone at our discretion.
1 How the Program Works
1.1 Program Participation
To participate in the Program, Brand Advocates should visit bus.com/referral-program and follow the on-screen instructions to refer friends, family members or colleagues to the program.
1.2 Eligible Brand Advocate
To be “Eligible,” a Brand Advocate must:
1.3 Eligible Friend or Friends
1.4 Making a Referral
2 A Qualified Referral Is
A “Qualified Referral” means that all the following conditions are met:
2.1 The Friend has booked their first Bus.com bus charter rental using the Bus Advocate’s Personal Link;
2.2 The bus charter booking is a minimum of $1500 before taxes in the currency of the country of the booking departure;
2.3 The bus charter has been paid for in full;
2.4 The Friend was not previously registered with Bus.com under any email address or alias;
2.5 The Friend is:
2.6 If a Friend books a trip or registers with Bus.com using any other link or method, the registration will not count as a Qualified Referral and the Advocate will not earn Credit.
3 Rewards and Offers
3.1 The Brand Advocate shall receive one (1) reward (each, a “Reward”) in the form and value determined by Bus.com for each verified Qualified Referral generated by the Brand Advocate. A Brand Advocate may earn a maximum of $500 in Rewards value per calendar year for Qualified Referrals. Any additional or subsequent referrals made by a Brand Advocate will not be considered Qualified Referrals and thus not be entitled to the Reward. No partial rewards will be given.
3.2 Rewards may be redeemed in various forms in the Bus.com’s sole discretion, including, but not limited to in the form of an Amazon.com* gift card. Restrictions may apply. For example, if the Reward is in the form of a gift card, gift certificate or voucher, it may be subject to the issuer’s terms and conditions.
3.3 Rewards are subject to verification. Bus.com may delay a Reward for the purposes of investigation. Bus.com may also refuse to verify and process any transaction Bus.com deems, in its sole discretion, to be fraudulent, suspicious, in violation of these Terms and Conditions, or believes will impose potential liability on Bus.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents. All of Bus.com’s decisions are final and binding, including decisions as to whether a Qualified Referral, or Reward is verified.
3.4 Rewards have no monetary value and may not be redeemed for cash. Rewards are not transferable and may not be auctioned, traded, bartered or sold. Upon termination of the referral program or any portion thereof for any reason, or upon cancellation of a Brand Advocate’s Bus.com account for any reason, any unredeemed Rewards that have not yet been delivered to Referrer are forfeited.
4 Issuing of Rewards and Offers
4.1 Rewards to Brand Advocates will be issued within 90 days of a Qualified Referral.
4.2 Rewards and offers will be issued in the currency of the country of the booking departure.
5.2 Brand advocates may participate in the Program made available by Bus.com in order to refer their Friends to Bus.com as potential Bus.com customers. To do this, Brand Advocates must necessarily submit personal information about themselves and their Friends, such as name and e-mail address information, so that Bus.com can send communications to the Friends on the Brand Advocates’ behalf.
5.3 Brand Advocates understand that, in addition to the initial communications to Friends, Bus.com may also use the personal information to send to Friends additional follow-up communications on behalf of the Brand Advocates in order to encourage or remind the Friends to complete a booking. However, Bus.com will not contact Friends unless and until Bus.com receives explicit permission from the Brand Advocate to do so. The personal information may also be used by Bus.com to contact Brand Advocates with regards to their participation in the Program and to send to Brand Advocates additional communications from Bus.com.
6.1. These Referral Terms are published by bus.com (“we”’, “us” and “our”). Our Referral Program as displayed on our bus.com/referral-program and these Terms form a binding agreement for both Brand Brand Advocates (“you” or “your(s)”) and people who receive our referral invitation.
6.2. This Referral Program permits you to invite your contacts to participate in one or more Referral Program(s).
6.3. You may only invite personal friends, family members, acquaintances and colleagues to this Referral Program.
7 Completed Referrals and Limit
7.1. A Completed Referral is when a Brand Brand Advocate refers this Program to one of its contacts. Subsequently, that contact will either sign-up, make a purchase or complete whatever action is determined as a referral above – which is not cancelled or disputed in accordance with Subsection 4.
7.2. A limit to the number of referrals by Brand Brand Advocates may apply. Or we may specify a maximum number of Completed Referrals who are eligible for the benefits of this Program.
7.3. All referred people must be new and first-time Users. Existing Users cannot participate in and benefit from the Referral Program.
7.4. You represent all personal information is 100% correct and up to date. We may monitor your use of the Referral Program or request your ID to verify your identity before issuing rewards.
8.1. This Program cannot be combined with other bus.com’s referral programs, discounts, vouchers, benefits or incentives. By participating in this Referral Program, we may restrict you from any other promotion, program, discount, or vouchers.
8.2. You understand and agree that you must not use referral methods that are bothersome to the recipients. Moreover, your participation in the Referral Program must not violate the applicable law, including but not limited to anti-Spam legislation, which is mass distribution of unsolicited messages.
8.3. You must not publish our Referral Program on any sites or platforms that house any Adult Content, Alcohol, Tobacco, Gambling, Games and Online Casinos, Political Content, and any form of illegal activities.
8.4. You must not at any time, invite or refer people who are unknown to you.
8.5. You must only use our Referral Program for personal use and refrain from its use for commercial purposes.
9 Term and Termination
9.1. This Referral Program will run until the announced date and that date can be extended or restricted. We may also in our sole discretion notify Users that the Referral Program has ended with immediate effect.
9.2. Any referral made before the end of the Referral Program can still participate. However we may exclude referrals in our sole discretion made after its termination date.
9.3. We may terminate this Referral Program at any time, including your participation or the availability of its benefits.
10 Exclusive Relationship
10.1. You understand and agree that you are only the User of our services and/or products, and refrain from implying any other affiliation or legal relationship with us.
10.2. You understand and agree that you are never authorized to legally bind our company.
10.3. You must never create any materials that contain our branding, trademark, (part of) our corporate identity.
10.4. By participating in the Referral Program you must not represent yourself in duplicate, agent or intermediary of our company
11 Privacy and Information
11.1. You undertake to respect the privacy rights of the people you invite to our Referral Program and direct to our website.
We may amend the terms and conditions of our Referral Program. We may offer and/or restrict additional incentives, benefits and programs. As a result, additional terms may apply. You agree that you are aware of those amended and additional terms.
13 Violations and Termination
13.1. In case we suspect any violations of these terms or otherwise tampering with, fraud or unreasonable use of our Referral Program, we may in our sole discretion cancel the distribution of any discount, benefit or payout.
13.2. If you are a current or former employee, contractor or affiliate of our company, we may restrict your participation in the Referral Program, and we may restrict or cancel your participation with immediate effect.
13.3. You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and refrain from violating any third party rights. These rights include any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights.
14 Disclaimer and Indemnification
14.1. We offer our Referral Program and its benefits only on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We may remove, change and update the Referral Program at our sole discretion. We will never make any promises or guarantees about the content and information of our Referral Program. We disclaim our responsibility for any information that is incorrect or has errors.
14.2. Our Referral Program is based on our best efforts. You acknowledge and agree that we can never guarantee any benefit or result from participating in the Referral Program.
14.3. You will defend, indemnify and hold [Customer Name] harmless from and against all claims, damages, liabilities, losses, expenses and costs (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of your participation in the Referral Program.
15 No Correspondence, Disputes and Refunds
With regards to the distribution of discounts, vouchers, incentives, prizes, awards or other benefits, no correspondence will be entered into. Moreover, we shall never respond to any complaint or accept any dispute about the Referral Program, and the above mentioned benefits. are provided “as is” and we never refund or exchange such benefits.
16 Content Ownership and Use
16.1 Bus.com’s online platform and the Program contain content that includes: designs, text, graphics, images, video, information, logos, button icons, software, audio files, computer code, and other content (collectively, “Content”). As between Advocate and Bus.com, all Content is the property of the Bus.com or its licensors and is protected under copyright, trademark, and other laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all Content on Bus.com’s online platform or the Program is the exclusive property of Bus.com and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws.
16.2 Bus.com authorizes you, subject to these terms, to access and use Bus.com’s online platform, the Program, and the Content solely for your personal, noncommercial use. This license is revocable at any time without notice and with or without cause. Unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright, trademark, and applicable communications regulations and statutes and is strictly prohibited. You must preserve all copyright, trademarks, service marks, and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy you make of it.
16.3 The registered or unregistered logos, product and service names contained in Bus.com’s online platform or the Program are or may be trademarks of Bus.com or its licensors (the “Marks”). Without Bus.com’s prior written permission, and except as solely enabled by any link as provided by Bus.com, you agree not to display or use in any manner the Marks.
16.4 The registered or unregistered logos, product and service names contained in Bus.com’s online platform or the Program are or may be trademarks of Bus.com or its licensors (the “Marks”). Without Bus.com’s prior written permission, and except as solely enabled by any link as provided by Bus.com, you agree not to display or use in any manner the Marks.
17.1 By participating in the Program, Brand Advocates agree to:
17.2 Bus shall not be liable for:
17.3 Bus.com disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with the Program, and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Program should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other cause beyond Bus.com’s control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Program.
17.4 Bus.com shall not be liable to any Brand Advocate for failure to supply any Reward or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasigovernmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, tornado, tsunami, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slowdown, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other similar or dissimilar cause beyond any of the released parties’ control.
17.5 Bus.com reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Program should Bus.com determine, in its sole discretion, that the administration, security or fairness of the Program has been compromised in any way.
17.6 Disclaimer of Warranties
BRAND ADVOCATES EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: (A) YOUR USE OF THE PROGRAM IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK; THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND BUS.COM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND TERMS (COLLECTIVELY, “PROMISES”) OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW OR CUSTOM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES AS TO PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE USE OF THE PROGRAM, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT; (B) BUS.COM MAKES AND GIVES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE, (ii) THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iii) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (iv) ANY ERRORS IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED; AND (C) ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE PROGRAM IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
17.7 Limitation of Liability and Indemnification
Participation in the Program or acceptance of a Reward constitutes permission to Bus.com to use any Brand Advocate’s first and last name, company name, Bus.com profile information, statements, biographical information, city and state address, social media activity and/or public online content for any and all promotional or advertising purposes in connection with the program, on a worldwide basis and in all forms of media without review, permission or further compensation of any amount or kind whatsoever, where and to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law.
19.1 If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Program after the occurrence of Prohibited Conduct (as defined below), Bus.com reserves the right to cancel, change, or suspend the Program.
19.2 Prohibited Conduct, Generally
Brand advocates agree not to use the Program to:
19.3 Bulk Distribution (“Spam”)
19.4 Fraudulent and Suspicious Behavior
20 Suggestions and Submissions
Bus.com appreciates hearing from users and welcomes your comments regarding the Program. Please be advised, however, that Bus.com does not accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions, inventions, or materials (“Creative Ideas”) other than those which we have specifically requested. While Bus.com values your feedback on the program, please be specific in your comments and do not submit Creative Ideas. If, despite this request, you send Bus.com Creative Ideas, Bus.com:
21 Applicable Law; Arbitration, Class Waiver; and Waiver of Jury Trial
21.1 Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or related to the Program or any Reward or other prize awarded pursuant to the Program or to this agreement shall be resolved under Québec, Canada law (without reference to its conflicts of laws principles).
21.2 Brand advocates and Bus.com agree to submit to the personal and exclusive arbitration of any disputes relating to the use of Bus.com’s online platform or the Program in accordance with the rules of law applicable in Québec, Canada.. Any such arbitration, to the extent necessary, shall be conducted within the province of Québec, Canada. Brand advocates covenant not to sue or otherwise bring a claim against Bus.com in any other forum.
21.3 Brand advocates also acknowledge and understand that, with respect to any dispute with the Released Parties arising out of or relating to Brand Advocates’ use of the Program or this agreement:
BRAND ADVOCATES ARE GIVING UP THEIR RIGHT TO HAVE A TRIAL BY JURY; and
BRAND ADVOCATES ARE GIVING UP THEIR RIGHT TO SERVE AS A REPRESENTATIVE, AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR IN ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY, OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A MEMBER OF A CLASS OF CLAIMANTS, IN ANY LAWSUIT INVOLVING ANY SUCH DISPUTE.
22 General Terms
These terms constitute the entire agreement between Brand Advocates and Bus.com concerning Brand Advocates’ use of the Program. The failure of Bus.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, Bus.com and Brand Advocates nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the intentions reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of these terms shall remain in full force and effect. The section titles in these terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. A person who is not a party to these terms shall have no right to enforce or receive the benefit of any of these terms.
*Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Except as required by law, Amazon.com Gift Cards (“GCs”) cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. GCs may be used only for purchases of eligible goods at Amazon.com or certain of its affiliated websites. For complete terms and conditions, see www.amazon.com/gc-legal. All Amazon ®,™ & © are IP of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. No expiration date or service fees.