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If any provision of these terms shall
be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision
shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect
the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This
is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter
herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by all
Lakefront Lines, Inc. and their affiliates act solely as agents in
all arrangements with transportation, hotel/motel properties, air,
rail, ship companies, taxis, automobile contractors and as such hold
themselves free of any and all responsibility for any delay, loss,
or accident occasioned by fault or negligence of any company or person
en trusted with such service or from whatever cause. Tour rates do
not include items of personal nature, laundry, valet service, alcoholic
beverages, meals not included in the package, shopping and the like.
We anticipate no changes in published tours, but reserve the right
to alter the schedule, change the routing, or substitute places of
accommodations ii and when considered advisable, for the comfort and
welfare of the passengers. Any additional expenses involved shall
be borne by the passenger. Rates are based on tariffs at the time
of printing and subject to change without notice.
The right is reserved to cancel any tour prior to departure and in
such case, all payments will be refunded without further obligation
on our part. The right is also reserved to decline, accept, or retain
any person as a member of these tours at any time or place.
It is understood and agreed that the performance of the service detailed
in this order is subject to tariff regulations and is contingent upon
the Carrier's ability to furnish the equipment and perform the service.
Baggage and all other property will be handled only at passengers'
own risk and only in an amount that can be carried in the charter
bus. Any damages to the vehicle, caused by the Charter Party will
be charged by the carrier to the Charter Party and these and all of
the following conditions are understood and agreed upon.
and final payments are due at Lakefront Lines, Inc. office 30 days
prior to departure dates. Multi-day reservations are confirmed upon
receipt of a $50.00 deposit per person when paying by cash, check,
or money order. Multi-day reservations being charged to your MasterCard,
Visa or Discover require full payment. One-day reservations
require full payment in cash, check, money order, MasterCard, Visa,
or Discover. Reserving trips by mail requires a completed reservation
form, available at the back of this tour catalog, and deposit or full
Senior citizens booking DIRECTLY with Lakefront Lines, Inc. and having
a Buckeye Card will receive a 5% discount. Lakefront Lines, Inc. will
honor the 5% discount only at the time of INITIAL BOOKING by mail,
telephone, or in our office. This discount does not apply toward any
other discount offer and does not apply when booking
through a travel agency.
2. CANCELLATIONS–REFUNDS: ALL CANCELLATIONS
MUST BE MADE 30 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE DATE. If
cancellations are made after the 30 day deadline, a cancellation charge
of $25.00 per person will apply, plus all non-refundable expenses
made by us on your behalf. Cancellations within 48 hours or NO SHOWS
on the day of departure will result in a loss of the total purchase
price of the trip. There is no refund for an unused portion of a trip.
Cancellations due to medical/hospital reasons require written notification
from the doctor or hospital. This must be received in our office within
five (5) days from the date of the cancellation.
Changing a pick-up point, transferring from one name to another, or
from one date to another, will result in a $10.00 charge if less than
30 days prior to the departure date. If a check is returned to us
for non-sufficient funds, you will be assessed $30.00 per
3. PRICE, SUBJECT
TO CHANGE: All prices quoted in confirmation represents
current tariff rates at the time the bus is ordered and are subject
to change. If changes in tariff occur between the time the bus is
ordered and the date that the trip actually takes place, then the
customer's charges will be adjusted to reflect the charges in effect
on the date of the trip.
4. BAGGAGE: A handling
cost of one piece of luggage, per person, is included in the tour
cost. All other bags are to be carried by the passenger. Lakefront
Lines, Inc. extends every effort to make sure passenger luggage
is handled as carefully as possible, but cannot be responsible,
assume liability, or accept claims for loss, theft, or damage to
said luggage or personal belongings.
5. TIMES: Departure
times depend on the destination of a tour. Times will be provided
upon confirmation of your reservation. Unless circumstances beyond
our control delay these times, departure times will be exact. Return
times are approximate and are subject to change. Return times mentioned
on each tour are approximate return times to Cleveland. Return times
to other locations will vary. We accept no responsibility for travelers
not at departure locations at designated times.
6. CHILDREN: For the
enjoyment and comfort of all passengers, the minimum age for a tour
passenger is eight, unless otherwise indicated.
7. SEATING: Seating
assignments are made in conjunction with your deposit or payment.
The first passenger making payment on a tour will automatically
be assigned the first seat. The second passenger making payment
will automatically be assigned the second seat, and so on. We do
not rotate seats on any tour. Seating assignments are subject to
change. Seat assignments will be given to each passenger at time
of boarding only.
8. CLOTHING: Informal,
relaxed attire is acceptable. We suggest you include comfortable
walking shoes, a sweater or jacket, and a lightweight raincoat.
Gentlemen will be notified if sport coats are mandatory.
9. SMOKING: Smoking
is not permitted on our tours. Our frequent stops for meals, rest,
and sightseeing should accommodate smokers.
10. GRATUITIES: The
practice of tipping the driver and escort is customary, but not
obligatory. If you wish to show your appreciation, gratuities should
be awarded on a voluntary and individual basis. It is not necessary
to tip restaurant personnel where meals are included with the tour.
11. DOCUMENTS: American
citizens visiting Canada must carry an original birth certificate
with a photo I.D. or a passport. Non-citizens of the United States
should carry a passport, visa, and necessary traveling papers to
insure entry into Canada and return to the United States.
12. CASINOS: Casino
bonus changes, dates, or packages are not the responsibility of
Lakefront Lines, Inc. Bonuses are an incentive offered by a casino
and are not reflected in our price.
13. PRICING: Our pricing is
based on quotations received in late 2008. In the event
of an increase or the inability to forecast fuel increases, we reserve
the right to increase our prices accordingly.
14. ITINERARIES: Itineraries
are subject to change and may vary from day to day, but contents
will remain the same.
15. SPECIAL REQUESTS:
If a passenger should have a problem requiring special room features,
special menus, etc., please note this information on your initial
reservation form. We cannot guarantee that the service will be provided,
but we will do our part to accommodate your request.
16. ALLOWANCES: No allowances or reductions of any kind shall
be made in the rates set forth on this order.
CHARGES: When at the request
of the Chartering Party, any changes in service that results in
an increase in miles or hours to that specified on the charter service
order furnished, an additional charge shall be made for all such
additional service. Any change resulting in a reduction of charges
will be subtracted from the estimated cost and will be refunded
to the Charter Party after completion of the trip. Tolls, highway
fees, etc., will be separate and additional elements in the determination
of any additional chargers.
TO BUSES: the cost of repairing
damage to buses resulting from acts of members of the Chartering
Party shall be charged to the Chartering Party and is payable as
soon as such cost is determined.
(a) The Carrier does not guarantee
to arrive at or depart from any point at a specified time, but
will endeavor to maintain the schedule submitted by the Chartering
(b) If any act of God, public enemies, authority of law, quarantine,
perils of navigation, riots, strikes, the hazards or dangers incident
to a state of war, accidents, breakdowns, bad conditions of the
road, and other conditions beyond its control, make it in the
opinion of the Carrier, inadvisable to operate the chartered vehicle
either from the place of origin or any point en route, the Carrier
shall not be liable therefore.
20. EQUIPMENT: Equipment furnished b the Company is thoroughly
inspected before being assigned to the charter service to insure
uninterrupted service. IF for some reason, beyond the control of
the Company, a mechanical failure of any kind makes necessary the
replacement of a bus originally assigned to the charter service,
the replacement bus may be a different type. In no case shall the
Company be liable for consequential damages resulting from mechanical
failure or delay. Also, the Carrier will not refund for mechanical
failure of standard amenities such as VCR or radio. The Carrier
reserves the right to lease equipment form other companies in order
to fulfill this charter agreement.
PERSONS: The Company reserves
the right to refuse to transport persons under the influence of
intoxicating liquor or drugs, or who are incapable of taking care
of themselves, or whose conduct is such, or is likely to become
such, as to be objectionable to other persons.
OF PASSENGERS: Passengers
shall not interfere with the operator in the discharge of his duty
or tamper with any apparatus or appliance on the bus.
23. DECORATIONS: Decorations to buses must be approved by the
and FIREWORKS: Explosives
or fireworks shall not be carried on buses or exploded or set off
in or from buses.
HOLDERS: Because of their
irregular shape and hard, sharp corners which represent and extraordinary
safety hazard, ski boot holders may only be carried in baggage compartments
beneath the bus.
CLEANING: When the nature
of the charter trip is such that a greater than normal amount of
time and material will be necessary to clean bus properly upon return
to the garage, the Company, at its option, may require additional
cost to cover such additional time and materials.
The following information explains
our policy regarding any personal information you may supply to
us when visiting Lakefrontlines.com or GoHopkins.com.
You can generally visit our web site
without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information,
including your e-mail address. LAKEFRONT/HOPKINS does not collect
personally identifiable information about individuals except when
such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary
basis, such as when requesting a brochure, tour pricing or accessing
our bus schedule application. LAKEFRONT/HOPKINS will not share e-mail
addresses nor any information submitted by a user when accessing
our web site with anyone outside LAKEFRONT/HOPKINS nor will LAKEFRONT/HOPKINS
disclose user information to any third party. Our web servers do
automatically recognize your domain name when you visit our site,
and this information is aggregated and used to measure statistics
regarding the use of our site, such as the number of visitors, average
time spent on the site, pages viewed and similar information. This
information is likewise not distributed to or shared with third
Lakefront may use the information
it gathers for its own internal purposes. LAKEFRONT/HOPKINS goal
in collecting personal information online is to continually improve
the content of our web site and to offer consumers with products
that best meet your preferences and desires. LAKEFRONT/HOPKINS may
use the personal data you voluntarily provide online to contact
you with information about new products and services, or offers
that we feel may be of interest to you. However, we will protect
your online information in the same manner that we protect our passenger
information obtained through other means.
Lakefront reserves the right to change
this policy at any time. This statement and the policies outlined
herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or
other legal rights in or on behalf of any party. By using the Lakefront.com
site, you signify your agreement with the terms of our privacy statement.
contact the site's webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lines, Inc. © 2009 All Rights Reserved.
Lakefront Lines, Inc. considers its compilation of links
to Internet resources, the description of those resources and the
information contained within Lakefront's web site to be copyrighted
material. You are not authorized to copy, reproduce or modify any
portion of Lakefront Lines Inc. web site without prior written authorization.
The name of Lakefront Lines Inc. ("LAKEFRONT/HOPKINS") and its trademarks,
service marks, patents and copyright material may not be used in
advertising or publicity without specific, prior, written permission
of LAKEFRONT/HOPKINS. LAKEFRONT/HOPKINS reserves the right to bring
any civil action in Cleveland, Ohio, arising from the improper or
unauthorized use of this web site, including for infringement of
its trademarks. LAKEFRONT/HOPKINS makes no warranty, express or
implied, with respect to the use of the links provided; does not
guarantee the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or adequacy of
any resources, information, apparatus, product or process accessed
via this web site; and is not responsible for any errors or omissions
in the resources or information accessed via this Home
Page or for the results obtained from the use of such resources
or information. If you have reason to believe that any person, company
or business has violated LAKEFRONT/HOPKINS trademark rights or infringed
LAKEFRONT/HOPKINS copyright-protected material, please notify the
Trademark Administrator or the Legal Department
at LAKEFRONT/HOPKINS Cleveland, Ohio, offices either by telephone
or by e-mail in the Contacts page of
this web site.
The NTA Consumer Protection
Plan (CPP) becomes applicable in the event that a NTA Tour Operator
Member is declared bankrupt. The CPP then applies to qualifying
Consumer deposits or prepayments which were made to the bankrupt
NTA Tour Operator Member for a prearranged group tour. The CPP also
applies to a Consumer's qualifying deposit or prepayment for a prearranged
group tour which was placed by a travel agent on behalf of that
Consumer with a bankrupt NTA Tour Operator Member. Effective January
1, 1997, the CPP's liability for qualifying Consumer's losses is
limited to $250,000 per bankrupt NTA Tour Operator Member with a
maximum limit for all losses being the total assets of the CPP from
time to time. The acceptance of Consumers' claims by the CPP is
strictly governed by the terms and conditions of the CPP and nothing
contained herein operates as a waiver or limitation of any right
or defense available pursuant to the CPP.
For further information regarding the terms and conditions of the
CPP or a copy of the CPP, or to verify this operator is a member
in good standing with NTA, contact the NTA Consumer Protection Plan,
P.O. Box 3071, Lexington, Kentucky, 40593-3071.