General Terms and Conditions for the use of the Expedia.ie website


This website is provided to you as a user by Expedia, Inc., an American limited liability company, 3150 139th Avenue SE, Bellevue, Washington 98005 U.S.A. Using the website means that you agree to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, then you must not use this website.

In the context of this Privacy Policy, ‘Expedia’ means: Expedia, Inc. and its subsidiary companies, associated companies and other firms that control, are under the control of or share control with Expedia, Inc.

PRIVACY REGULATION

Because your privacy is important to us, Expedia operates according to the following principles:

  1. In the context of the provision of services, Expedia collects information that could identify you (‘Personal Details’), such as name, address, telephone number, travel information, preferences (including travel preferences) and interests. We shall ask explicitly for personal details when we need them. If you book a trip, for example, Expedia asks explicitly for the data that are relevant to the trip. We use your e-mail address to verify your identity, to protect against misuse and to maintain contact with you concerning Expedia.ie. We can pass your Personal Details to service providers brought in by Expedia if you reserve or buy travel services on Expedia.ie. We also use your Personal Details to update Expedia.ie and to inform you from time to time about new options, services and products from Expedia. You can unsubscribe from this at any time free of charge by sending an e-mail to customerservice@support.expedia.ie.
  2. Expedia can also use your Personal Details to send you e-mails notifying you of special promotions or other travel unless you express your wish for us not to. Special promotion e-mails are intended to inform you of new or unique travel opportunities or special deals that are available on Expedia.ie. You will also receive promotional e-mails regarding other companies’ products or services if you have chosen to do so when registering on Expedia.ie. If you purchase travel services, you may also receive an e-mail that provides information about your destination, such as weather conditions, current events, or items of interest. If you do not wish to receive such e-mails from Expedia, you can unsubscribe from this at any time free of charge by sending an e-mail to customerservice@support.expedia.ie. This unsubscribing facility also applies to the travellers you name. If you initially chose not to receive promotional e-mails regarding other companies’ products or services, you may request to receive such e-mails at any time by sending an e-mail to customerservice@support.expedia.ie.
  3. Expedia can disclose Personal Details if they are asked for legally or if we believe in good faith that such an action is necessary for (a) complying with legal statutes or co-operating in a judicial action taken against Expedia or the site; (b) protecting or defending the rights or the property of Expedia, the site or the users thereof, and (c) acting in emergency situations to protect the personal security of Expedia, the site or society.
  4. Expedia can use cookies when offering its services. These are tiny files that are stored on your computer’s hard disk. Our website uses these to recognise you when you visit Expedia.ie. With the help of the cookies, the website can be adjusted to match the way you use it. If you do not want your browser to accept cookies, you can turn off the cookie acceptance option in your browser settings. If you have set your browser to block cookies or you want to do so, you can still visit most parts of the Expedia.ie.
  5. Some of Expedia’s activities are carried out outside Europe, for example in the United States. As a result of this, Expedia has to have some of the processing of your Personal Details performed outside Ireland, for example in the United States. Some countries have laws that protect your Personal Details, and others possibly do not. Expedia will protect your Personal Details, irrespective of where they are processed or stored, by complying with this privacy statement. By agreeing to these General Terms and Conditions you explicitly consent to having your Personal Details processed outside the European Union.
  6. Expedia will take the necessary technical and organisational measures to protect Personal Details against unintentional or unlawful destruction or unintentional loss or alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, in particular where it is necessary for processing the data that they be sent over a network, and against all other unlawful forms of processing.
  7. You can examine your Personal Details at any time through the ‘My Profile’ section, in order to ensure that they are correct and current.

Should you feel at any time that Expedia has not kept to these principles, inform us by sending an e-mail to customerservice@support.expedia.ie or use the feedback form. We will then do everything that can be reasonably expected of our company to localise and resolve the problem.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Expedia is the exclusive holder of the rights to the entire content of this website. The intellectual property rights, including copyright, that apply to the materials and trade mark rights on this website with respect to ‘Expedia’, Expedia.ie’, ‘Expedia.com’, the ‘Airplane’ logo and other trade marks rest with Expedia or have been licensed to Expedia by third parties.

The website is intended for personal and non-commercial use. You may not:

  1. alter, copy, distribute, transmit, display, present, reproduce, publish, patent, create work derived from, intercept the transmission of or sell any of the information, content, graphics, text, sounds, images, software, products or services obtained via this website without the prior consent of Expedia.
  2. take any action that imposes, or may impose, in the discretion of Expedia, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Expedia, Inc. infrastructure; or
  3. deep-link to any portion of this Web site (including, without limitation, the purchase path for any travel services) for any purpose without express written permission of Expedia

Furthermore, you may not visit or make available the website or any part of the web pages of the website by automatic means, such as by using crawlers or shop bots to systematically retrieve or copy information or connect the content of the website functionally to another website via links

SOFTWARE THAT IS AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE

All software that is available on this website for downloading (‘Software’) is work by Expedia and/or its subsidiary companies and/or suppliers that is protected by copyright. Your use of the software is covered by the stipulations of the end user licence agreement (‘Licence Agreement’), that, insofar as it is present, has been attached to the software or is included in it. You may only install, copy or use software to which a licence agreement is attached if you first agree to the stipulations of the licence agreement.

For software that has no licence agreement attached, Expedia hereby grants you, the user, a personal, non-transferable right to use the software for looking at and otherwise using the website in accordance with these stipulations, terms and conditions and statements, and for no other purpose. By installing, copying or otherwise using the software, you agree to be bound by the stipulations and terms and conditions of this licence.

Except as otherwise stipulated in the applicable licence agreement, the software is provided only for use by you as a user for making backups or for archiving purposes, and the making of any further copies or reproductions is prohibited, as is further distribution of the software. Only guarantees expressly stipulated in the applicable licence agreement apply to the software. Expedia expressly excludes any other guarantees of any kind whatsoever, including guarantees relating to saleability, suitability for a particular purpose or a guarantee that the software is not infringing

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

This website can contain hyperlinks to websites managed by parties other then Expedia. Such hyperlinks have been included only as references for you. Expedia has no control over the websites and is not responsible for their content. The inclusion by Expedia of hyperlinks to the websites does not imply any approval of the material on the websites or relationship with the parties managing them.

LIABILITY

The information, software, products and services offered on www.expedia.ie might contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Expedia can apply improvements and/or changes to the information on www.expedia.ie at any time and does so regularly. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, neither Expedia nor the Service Providers shall be liable for any direct or indirect and/or consequential loss or damages in connection with using this website or parts of it or for delays in or the impossibility of using the website, even if Expedia or the Service Providers have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages, or where such loss or damages arise from Expedia’s or the Service Providers’ negligence or where reasonably foreseeable.

DISCLAIMER

Except as expressly set out in these General Trms and Conditions, all representations, warranties, terms and conditions whether express or implied in relation to this website or the information contained therein are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As one of the conditions for your use of this website, you guarantee Expedia that you will not use the website for any purpose that is unlawful or is prohibited by these General Terms and Conditions.

USE OF BULLETIN BOARDS, CHAT ROOMS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION FORUMS

If the website contains bulletin boards, chat rooms, or any other communication facilities (collectively called ‘forums’), you agree that you will use the forums only for sending and receiving messages and material that is suitable for and is relevant to the specific forum. You agree for example - and not exclusively - that in making use of a forum you will not do any of the following:

  1. Infringe the legal rights of others (such as rights of privacy and disclosure), for example by discrediting, misusing, attacking, stalking or threatening them.
  2. Publish, send, or distribute libellous, harmful, obscene, offensive, improper or illegal material or information.
  3. Upload files that contain software or other material that is protected by intellectual property rights (or by rights in the fields of privacy or disclosure), unless you hold or control the rights to do so or have received all the necessary consent.
  4. Upload files that contain viruses, corrupt files or any other software or programmes that could harm the operation of other people’s computers.
  5. Remove legal declarations or indications of ownership of intellectual property rights or trade names from a file that is uploaded.
  6. Falsely indicate the origin or source of software or other material in a file that is uploaded.
  7. dvertise or offer for sale goods or services or the managing or sending of survey reports, competitions or chain letters.
  8. Download a file that was posted by another user of the forum that you know or should reasonably know cannot be distributed legally in such a way.

You acknowledge that all forums are public and are not private means of communication. Furthermore, you acknowledge that messages in chat boxes, postings, conferences and other communications from other users are not approved by Expedia and that it cannot be expected that these communications will be evaluated, screened or approved by Expedia. Expedia retains the right to remove, without notice and without giving reasons, the content of forums that has come from other users, including without restriction postings on bulletin boards. Expedia retains the right to deny users access to this website or part of it as it sees fit, without notice. Expedia retains the right to monitor the use of the forum.

USE OF EXPEDIA.IE

The Website helps you as a user to find travel products and to make the necessary reservations, and acts as an intermediary in the transactions involved with the third parties. You guarantee that you are at least 18 years old, are legally authorised to enter into contractual obligations and that you will use the Website in accordance with these General Terms and Conditions.

You also declare that you are financially liable for your activities on this website (and also for the use of your account by others, including, without restriction, minors (under 18 years old) who live with you). You agree to supervise all the use of this website by minors in your name or account. Furthermore, you guarantee that the data that you or the members of your household provide about the use of this website are true and accurate.

EXCHANGE RATES

Exchange rates are calculated based on various public sources and are shown only as an indication, as they can change from day to day and are not updated every day. The accuracy of the exchange rates shown is not guaranteed. Using these exchange rates for other than personal use is prohibited.

CHANGES TO THESE STIPULATIONS AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Expedia retains the right to change the stipulations, terms and conditions and declarations according to which this website is provided.

GENERAL

These General Terms and Conditions are governed by Irish law. You accept that the Irish Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine any dispute that arises from or is in connection with these General Terms and Conditions and/or this website.