Waiver & Release from Liability
Agent of Suppliers. By signing this Agreement, you agree and acknowledge that Signature of Croatia, Inc. is not the source or supplier of the travel services you are purchasing. Signature of Croatia acts solely as the agent of the airlines, cruise lines, lodging providers, hotels, car-rental companies, tour operators, travel insurance companies or other suppliers of travel related services ("Suppliers"). The Suppliers named in the invoice or itinerary provided to you are actually responsible for providing the travel services that you are purchasing and these Suppliers maintain their own policies and procedures regarding the travel overseas living services they deliver. By making this purchase, you consent to the selected Suppliers whether, or not, such Suppliers appear on your invoice or itinerary. You also acknowledge that Signature of Croatia is not responsible for the acts or omissions of such suppliers or their subcontractors or their failure to provide services, adhere to their own schedules, or honor their own contracts.
Assumption of Risk/Release of Liability. Signature of Croatia assumes no responsibility for and shall not be liable for any refund, personal injury, property damage, or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be caused by: (1) any defaults, wrongful or negligent acts, or omissions of the Suppliers; (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, craft, equipment, or instrumentality owned, operated, or otherwise used or provided by the Suppliers; or (3) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under Signature of Croatia's control. You, individually, and on behalf of your heirs, successors, assigns, and personal representatives, hereby release and forever discharge Signature of Croatia from all claims arising out of any matter that is covered in this paragraph.
Itinerary and Supplier Policies. You agree to check your booked itinerary thoroughly as soon as you receive it to make sure it is correct as to dates, times, fares, and rates. Most airlines impose cancellation and change penalties up to 100 percent for many types of tickets. Most tour operators, cruise lines, and some resort hotels also impose cancellation and change penalties. You agree to review those applicable rules before making your reservation.
Travel Insurance. Signature of Croatia is not a supplier of trip cancellation or travel accident insurance and we assume no responsibility for any conditions of coverage under any travel insurance plans we offer. Nor do we assume any responsibility for any representations or statements made related to travel insurance plans or coverage details, including those made by us.
TSA Secure Flight. You are advised that the Transportation Security Administration requires you to carry a government issued identification card in order to board a flight and that the name, date of birth, and gender that appears on the identification card must precisely correspond with the same data that appears on your airline reservation and flight records. Failure to strictly comply with these requirements may cause airport security officials to delay or deny boarding.
Country Conditions. Signature of Croatia has no special knowledge concerning unsafe conditions, political unrest, dangers to health, weather hazards, natural disasters, climate extremes in the destinations you may travel or the financial condition of the Suppliers. To obtain information on unsafe country conditions, you are advised to contact the Travel Warnings Section of the U.S. State Department at (202) 647-5225 or visit their website at www.travel.state.gov. You are also encouraged to register with the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and warnings that may issue in the future regarding your travel destinations. STEP enrollment enables the embassy better assist you in case a personal emergency arises during your overseas travel. To obtain health and medical information related to travel destinations, we advise you to contact the Centers for Disease Control at (877) FYI-TRIP or visit their website at www.cdc.gov/travel. You assume full and complete responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). You, individually, and on behalf of your heirs, successors, assigns, and personal representatives, hereby release and forever discharge Signature of Croatia from all claims arising out of any matter covered in this paragraph.
Post-Purchase Price Increase. You are advised that the airline tickets, air tours or other products you are purchasing are subject to supplemental price increases that may be imposed after the date of purchase. Post-purchase price increases may be applied due to additional costs imposed by a travel services provider or government. If applicable, you agree to be pay additional sums to offset increased fees, fuel surcharges, taxes, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates or any combination thereof.
Dispute Resolution. The laws of the State of Illinois govern the rights and obligations of the parties to this Agreement and the interpretation, construction and enforceability thereof. You agree that any action or proceeding brought against Signature of Croatia shall be brought solely in the courts of Illinois located in Kankakee County. In the event any action or proceeding is initiated by me in a court outside of Kankakee County, Illinois, I agree to pay Signature of Croatia's costs and reasonable attorney fees associated with defending such action or proceeding. The parties agree that in the event that any action or proceeding is initiated by either party in Kankakee County, Illinois, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover costs and reasonable attorney's fees.