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Valid as of 1st December 2016
1 General information
These criteria must be cumulatively met.
2 Intermediary accommodation services
2.1 2.1 STA offers an electronic accommodation booking service. In all cases STA acts as a mere intermediary for third-party services.
2.2 The services of STA shall be deemed to have been rendered when a booking has successfully been completed (i.e. when the Guest has received an electronic booking confirmation). The intermediary accommodation booking service offered by STA is free of charge for Guests.
2.3 Bookings are carried out online in line with availability as determined by the Proprietor him/herself.
2.4 Accommodation options, determined through the setting of search parameters by the Guest (category, duration of stay etc.), shall be randomly listed. The order in which the accommodation is displayed to the Guest does not constitute any recommendation on the part of STA with regard to the quality of the services offered by the Proprietor.
3 Contract for tourist services and payment
3.1 The accommodation contract is concluded directly between the Proprietor and the Guest with the receipt of the online booking confirmation. All claims and obligations arising from the accommodation contract exist directly and exclusively between the respective Guest and the respective Proprietor.
3.2 Payment for the tourist services booked and any applicable deposits shall be made directly between the Guest and the Proprietor.
3.3 The Proprietor him/herself, on his/her own responsibility, shall provide and continually adjust the prices stated in the STA information and booking system, i.e. the Proprietor shall continually check and update the availability of rooms/beds shown as on the website. STA accepts no liability for the correctness of this information.
3.4 It is solely the responsibility of the respective Proprietor to ensure that the prices shown are either clearly marked as all-in prices - i.e. including all applicable fees, taxes and other charges – or it must be clearly indicated that additional costs will be added to the price(s) shown and these additional charges must be clearly stated.
4 Cancellation of bookings
It is explicitly pointed out that cancellations concern the legal relationship between the Proprietor and the Guest and not that between STA and the Guest. Therefore, the agreement made between Proprietor and Guest applies. For the sake of completeness, it must be noted that, in the absence of any deviating agreement between Proprietor and Guest, in the case of a cancellation the cancellation conditions in accordance with § 5 of the Austrian General Terms and Conditions for the Hotel Industry (AGBH) apply. This reads as follows:
5.5 The Party may rescind the Accommodation Agreement by means of a unilateral
declaration by 3 months before the agreed date of arrival of the Guest without being
liable to pay a cancellation fee.
5.6 Outside the period specified in § 5.5., the Party may only rescind the Accommodation
Agreement by means of a unilateral declaration subject to the following
- 40% of the total agreed price by 1 month before the date of arrival;
- 70% of the total agreed price by 1 week before the date of arrival;
- 90% of the total agreed price within the last week preceding the date of arrival.
5.1 STA accepts no liability for the availability of its information and booking system via the website www.seefeld.com over an unlimited period of time, nor does it assume liability for any possible damages arising from an under-calculation of services by third parties or a temporary shutdown of the information and booking system on the website www.seefeld.com.
5.2 STA assumes no liability for any consequential damages arising from the unavailability of the website www.seefeld.com or the operational interruption thereof. It likewise accepts no liability for any false entries or for the misuse of the booking site by third parties. This disclaimer of liability also, and in particular, applies to the booked accommodation costs, arrival and departure journey costs and wasted expenditure in connection with online bookings and the loss of data..
5.3 As an intermediary only in booking processes, STA is neither liable for the conduct of Proprietors nor for the conduct of Guests. STA assumes no liability for any given condition of accommodation premises or for any given quality of accommodation services or for the availability thereof.
5.4 STA, therefore, accepts no liability in particular for the prices quoted by the Proprietors or for the correctness and completeness of the prices. STA, furthermore, assumes no liability should the data, information and photographs (=external information) placed on the information and booking system on www.seefeld.com by the Proprietor be inconsistent with the actual reality. In this context STA points out that the Proprietors, themselves, manage the services they offer on their booking pages.
5.5 These legal disclaimers do not apply to damages caused by malicious intent or gross negligence on the part of STA. Furthermore, these legal disclaimers have no effect on mandatory legal provisions.
6 Data protection
6.1 STA processes personal data in accordance with the respective data protection regulations.
6.2 The personal data (name, postal address, email address, telephone number) provided to STA by booking customers is processed and used by STA only to the extent necessary for establishing, processing or changing the service(s) to be offered/already offered.
6.3 STA reserves the right to pass the personal data collected to third parties, as far as this is necessary, for the processing of information enquiries, reservation enquiries and bookings. STA also reserves the right to make use of the personal data for marketing purposes. Data is not provided to third parties beyond this scope of provision.
7 Final provisions
7.1 Irrespective of article 6, para. 2 of the ROME I regulation and to the extent permitted by law, it shall be agreed that Austrian law, excluding Austrian international private law, applies.
7.2 Should any contract terms or provisions in these GTC or parts thereof be deemed invalid or inadmissible, the rest of the terms and provisions shall remain valid and admissible. In the event that any of the terms or provisions of this agreement are or become invalid or inadmissible, the invalid provision shall be replaced by a valid provision which most closely reflects the intent of the original provision.