Terms & Conditions


Terms and Conditions

 

These terms and conditions, as may be amended from time to time, apply to all our hotel booking Hotel booking services directly or indirectly (through distributors) made available online, through any mobile device, by email or by telephone. By accessing, browsing and using our website or any of our applications through whatever platform (hereafter collectively referred to as the "website") and/or by completing a reservation, you acknowledge and agree to have read, understood and agreed to the terms and conditions set out below (including the privacy statement).

 

These pages, the content and infrastructure of these pages, and the online accommodations reservation Hotel booking service provided on these pages and through the website (the "Hotel booking service") are owned, operated and provided by Forbesbooking.com which registered company as Platinum Point LLC and DBA as ForbesBooking (“Forbesbooking.com”, "us", "we" or "our") and are provided for your personal, non-commercial use only, subject to the terms and conditions set out below.

 

1. Scope of our Hotel booking service

 

Through the website, we (Forbesbooking.com LLC and its affiliate (distribution) partners) provide an online platform through which all types of temporary accommodations (for example hotels, motels, hostels and bed & breakfasts, collectively the "accommodation(s)"), can advertise their rooms for reservation, and through which visitors to the website can make such reservations. By making a reservation through Booking.com, you enter into a direct (legally binding) contractual relationship with the accommodation provider at which you book. From the point at which you make your reservation, we act solely as an intermediary between you and the provider, transmitting the details of your reservation to the relevant accommodation provider and sending you a confirmation email for and on behalf of the accommodation provider.

 

When rendering our hotel booking Hotel booking services, the information that we disclose is based on the information provided to us by accommodation providers. As such, the accommodation providers are given access to an extranet through which they are fully responsible for updating all rates, availability and other information which is displayed on our website. Although we will use reasonable skill and care in performing our hotel booking Hotel booking services we will not verify if, and cannot guarantee that, all information is accurate, complete or correct, nor can we be held responsible for any errors (including manifest and typographical errors), any interruptions (whether due to any (temporary and/or partial) breakdown, repair, upgrade or maintenance of our website or otherwise), inaccurate, misleading or untrue information or non-delivery of information. Each accommodation provider remains responsible at all times for the accuracy, completeness and correctness of the (descriptive) information (including the rates and availability) displayed on our website. Our website does not constitute and should not be regarded as a recommendation or endorsement of the quality, Hotel booking service level, qualification or (star) rating of any accommodations made available.

 

Our hotel booking Hotel booking services are made available for personal and non-commercial use only. Therefore, you are not allowed to re-sell, deep-link, use, copy, monitor (e.g. spider, scrape), display, download or reproduce any content or information, software, products or hotel booking Hotel booking services available on our website for any commercial or competitive activity or purpose.

 

2. Prices and Best Price Guarantee

 

The prices on our site are highly competitive. All prices on the Forbesbooking.com website are per room for your entire stay and are displayed including VAT tax and all other taxes (subject to change of such taxes), unless stated differently on our website or in the confirmation email.

 

Sometimes cheaper rates are available on our website for a specific stay at a property, however, these rates made by accommodations providers may carry special restrictions and conditions, for example in respect to cancellation and refund. Please check the room and rate details thoroughly for any such conditions prior to making your reservation.

 

In the event of a crossed-out rate, we look at the prices currently being charged by the property in the 30-day window around your proposed check-in date. From the prices within this window, we display the third-highest price on offer as the crossed-out rate. To ensure we are making a fair comparison, we always use the same reservation conditions (meal plan, cancellation policy and room type). This means that you get the same room for a lower price compared to other check-in dates at the same time of year.

 

We want you to pay the lowest price possible for your stay. Should you find your accommodation, with the same reservation conditions, at a lower rate on the Internet after you have made a reservation through us, we will match the difference between our rate and the lower rate under the terms and conditions of the Best Price Guarantee.

 

The currency converter is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as accurate and real time; actual rates may vary.

 

Obvious errors and mistakes (including misprints) are not binding.

 

All special offers and promotions are marked as such.

 

3. Privacy and Cookies

 

Forbesbooking.com respects your privacy. Please take a look at our privacy and cookies policy for further information.

 

4. Free of Charge

 

Our Hotel booking service is free of charge because, unlike many other parties, we will not charge you for our hotel booking Hotel booking service or add any additional (reservation) fees to the room price.

 

5. Credit Card

 

If applicable and available, certain accommodation providers offer the opportunity for reservations to be paid (wholly or partly and as required under the payment policy of the accommodation) to the accommodation provider during the reservation process by means of secure online payment (all to the extent offered and supported by your bank). Payment is safely processed from your credit/debit card or bank account to the bank account of the accommodation provider through a third party payment processor.

 

For certain rates or special offers, please note that your credit card may be pre-authorized or charged (sometimes without any option for refund) upon reservation and confirmation of the booking. Please check the room details thoroughly for any such conditions prior to making your reservation.

 

In the event of credit card fraud or unauthorized use of your credit card by third parties, most banks and credit card companies bear the risk and cover all the charges resulting from such fraud or misuse, which may sometimes be subject to a deductible (usually set at USD 65(or the equivalent in your local currency)). In the event that your credit card company or bank charges you the deductible because of unauthorized transactions resulting from a reservation made on our website, we will pay you this deductible, up to an aggregate amount of USD 65(or the equivalent in your local currency). In order to be indemnified, please make sure that you report this fraud to your credit card provider (in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures) and contact us immediately by email (info@forbesbooking.com). Please state 'credit card fraud' in the subject line of your email and provide us with evidence of the charged deductible (e.g. policy of the credit card company). This indemnification only applies to credit card reservations made using ForbesBooking.com's secure server and the unauthorized use of your credit card resulting through our default or negligence and through no fault of your own while using the secure server.

 

6. Cancellation

 

By making a reservation with an accommodation provider, you accept and agree to the relevant cancellation and no-show policy of that accommodation provider, and to any additional (delivery) terms and conditions of the accommodation provider that may apply to your reservation or during your stay, including for hotel booking Hotel booking services rendered and/or products offered by the accommodation provider (the delivery terms and conditions of an accommodation provider can be obtained with the relevant accommodation provider). The general cancellation and no-show policy of each accommodation provider is made available on our website on the accommodation information pages, during the reservation procedure and in the confirmation email. Please note that certain rates or special offers are not eligible for cancellation or change. Please check the room details thoroughly for any such conditions prior to making your reservation. Please note that a reservation which requires down payment or (wholly or partly) prepayment may be cancelled (without a prior notice of default or warning) insofar the relevant (remaining) amount(s) cannot be collected in full on the relevant payment date in accordance with the relevant payment policy of the accommodation and the reservation. Late payment, wrong bank, debit or credit card details, invalid credit/debit cards or insufficient funds are for your own risk and account and you shall not be entitled to any refund of any (non-refundable) prepaid amount unless the accommodation agrees or allows otherwise under its (pre)payment and cancellation policy.

 

If you wish to review, adjust or cancel your reservation, please revert to the confirmation email and follow the instructions therein. Please note that you may be charged for your cancellation in accordance with the accommodation provider's cancellation, (pre)payment and no-show policy or not be entitled to any repayment of any (pre)paid amount. We recommend that you read the cancellation, (pre)payment and no-show policy of the accommodation provider carefully prior to making your reservation and remember to make further payments on time as may be required for the relevant reservation.

 

7. Further Correspondence

 

By completing a booking, you agree to receive (i) an email which we may send you shortly prior to your arrival date, giving you information on your destination and providing you with certain information and offers (including third party offers to the extent that you have actively opted in for this information) relevant to your reservation and destination, and (ii) an email which we may send to you promptly after your stay inviting you to complete our guest review form. Please see our privacy and cookies policy for more information about how we may contact you.

 

8. Ranking and Guest Reviews

 

The default setting of the ranking of hotels on our website is "Recommended" (or any similar wording) (the "Default Ranking"). For your convenience, we also offer other ways to rank the hotel. Please note that the Default Ranking is created through a fully automated ranking system (algorithm) and is based on multiple criteria.

 

The completed guest review may be (a) uploaded onto the relevant property's information page on our website for the sole purpose of informing (future) customers of your opinion of the Hotel booking service (level) and quality of the accommodations, and (b) (wholly or partly) used and placed by Forbesbooking.com at its sole discretion (e.g. for marketing, promotion or improvement of our Hotel booking service) on our website or such social media platforms, newsletters, special promotions, apps or other channels owned, hosted, used or controlled by Booking.com. We reserve the right to adjust, refuse or remove reviews at our sole discretion. The guest review form should be regarded as a survey and does not include any (further commercial) offers, invitations or incentives whatsoever.

 

9. Disclaimer

 

Subject to the limitations set out in these terms and conditions and to the extent permitted by law, we shall only be liable for direct damages actually suffered, paid or incurred by you due to an attributable shortcoming of our obligations in respect to our hotel booking Hotel booking services, up to an aggregate amount of the aggregate cost of your reservation as set out in the confirmation email (whether for one event or series of connected events).

 

However and to the extent permitted by law, neither we nor any of our officers, directors, employees, representatives, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, distributors, affiliate (distribution) partners, licensees, agents or others involved in creating, sponsoring, promoting, or otherwise making available the site and its contents shall be liable for (i) any punitive, special, indirect or consequential loss or damages, any loss of production, loss of profit, loss of revenue, loss of contract, loss of or damage to goodwill or reputation, loss of claim, (ii) any inaccuracy relating to the (descriptive) information (including rates, availability and ratings) of the accommodation as made available on our website, (iii) the hotel booking Hotel booking services rendered or the products offered by the accommodation provider or other business partners, (iv) any (direct, indirect, consequential or punitive) damages, losses or costs suffered, incurred or paid by you, pursuant to, arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use or delay of our website, or (v) any (personal) injury, death, property damage, or other (direct, indirect, special, consequential or punitive) damages, losses or costs suffered, incurred or paid by you, whether due to (legal) acts, errors, breaches, (gross) negligence, willful misconduct, omissions, non-performance, misrepresentations, tort or strict liability by or (wholly or partly) attributable to the accommodation or any of our other business partners (including any of their employees, directors, officers, agents, representatives or affiliated companies) whose products or Hotel booking service are (directly or indirectly) made available, offered or promoted on or through the website, including any (partial) cancellation, overbooking, strike, force majeure or any other event beyond our control.

 

Whether the property you stay at charges you (or has charged you) for your room, or we are facilitating the payment of the room price, you agree and acknowledge that the property is at all times responsible for the collection, withholding, remittance and payment of the applicable taxes due on the total amount of the room price to the relevant tax authorities. Forbesbooking.com is not liable or responsible for the remittance, collection, withholding or payment of the relevant taxes due on the room price to the relevant tax authorities.

 

10. Intellectual property rights

 

Unless stated otherwise, the software required for our hotel booking Hotel booking services or available on or used by our website and the intellectual property rights (including the copyrights) of the contents and information of and material on our website are owned by Forbesbooking.com LLC, its suppliers or providers.

 

Forbesbooking.com exclusively retains ownership of all rights, title and interest in and to (all intellectual property rights of) (the look and feel (including infrastructure) of) the website on which the Hotel booking service is made available (including the guest reviews and translated content) and you are not entitled to copy, scrape, (hyper-/deep)link to, publish, promote, market, integrate, utilize, combine or otherwise use the content (including any translations thereof and the guest reviews) or our brand without our express written permission. To the extent that you would (wholly or partly) use or combine our (translated) content (including guest reviews) or would otherwise own any intellectual property rights in the website or any (translated) content or guest reviews, you hereby assign, transfer and set over all such intellectual property rights to Booking.com. Any unlawful use or any of the aforementioned actions or behavior will constitute a material infringement of our intellectual property rights (including copyright and database right).

 

11. Miscellaneous

 

The original US English version of these terms and conditions may have been translated into other languages. The translated version is a courtesy and office translation only and you cannot derive any rights from the translated version. In the event of a dispute about the contents or interpretation of these terms and conditions or inconsistency or discrepancy between the US English version and any other language version of these terms and conditions, the US English language version to the extent permitted by law shall apply, prevail and be conclusive. The US English version is available on our website (by selecting US English language) or shall be sent to you upon your written request.

 

If any provision of these terms and conditions is or becomes invalid, unenforceable or non-binding, you shall remain bound by all other provisions hereof. In such event, such invalid provision shall nonetheless be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and you will at least agree to accept a similar effect as the invalid, unenforceable or non-binding provision, given the contents and purpose of these terms and conditions.

 

12. About Forbesbooking.com and the support companies

 

The online accommodation booking Hotel booking service is rendered by Forbesbooking.com( Platinum Point LLC)., which is a LLC, incorporated under the laws of California LAW and having its offices at, 11432 South Street, STE 152, Cerritos California, USA 90703  and registered with the trade register of California Seller of Travel  under registration number 2109018-50.Our TAX ID number is 45-286-9164

 

Forbesbooking.com has its headquarters in Los Angeles, California, USA and is supported by various affiliated group companies (the "support companies") throughout the world. The support companies only provide an internal supporting role to and for the benefit of Booking.com. Certain designated support companies render limited customer care support hotel booking Hotel booking services (only by telephone). The support companies do not have any website (and do not in any way control, manage, maintain or host the website). The support companies do not have any power or authority to render the Hotel booking service, to represent Forbesbooking.com or to enter into any contract in the name of, for or on behalf of Booking.com. You do not have a (legal or contractual) relationship with the support companies. The support companies do not operate and are not authorized to act as any form of process or Hotel booking service agent of Booking.com. Forbesbooking.com does not accept nor assume any domicile at any place, location or office in the world (also not at the office of its support companies), other than its registered office in Amsterdam.

 

13. Governing law and disputes

 

To the extent permitted by law, these terms and conditions and the provision of our hotel booking Hotel booking services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Dutch law and by using this website, you agree that any and all disputes arising out of or relating to your use of this website, or other hotel booking Hotel booking services provided by Forbesbooking.com or the support companies in connection with your use of this website (including the interpretation and scope of this clause and the arbitrability of the dispute) will be resolved via mandatory, binding arbitration initiated through and administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). Arbitration will be in accordance with the AAA’s Expedited Commercial Arbitration Rules & Procedures and its Consumer-Related Disputes Supplementary Procedures (collectively, the “rules”), except that you do not retain any right to bring a claim in any court, including small claims court, and as otherwise modified by this Disputes provision. If there is a conflict between the rules and this Disputes provision, the terms of this Disputes provision will govern. The rules are available online at www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879.

 

The arbitration will be conducted by one arbitrator in Chicago, Illinois, who will be appointed by the AAA. Arbitration will be subject to the Federal Arbitration Act and not any state arbitration law. The arbitration will be conducted based solely on written submissions, unless the arbitrator determines that a telephonic or online appearance is required, and will be conducted in the English language. The arbitration will not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses. The arbitration will be confidential, and neither you nor Forbesbooking.com may disclose the existence, content or results of any arbitration, except as may be required by law or for purposes of enforcement of the arbitration award.

 

In order to initiate arbitration with the AAA, you and Forbesbooking.com each will be responsible for paying a filing fee to the AAA. Forbesbooking.com also agrees to pay any additional fee or deposit required by the American Arbitration Association in excess of your filing fee. In the event that you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to costs of litigation, Forbesbooking.com will pay as much of your filing fee in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation.

 

Consistent with the expedited nature of arbitration, pre-hearing information exchange will be limited to the reasonable production of non-privileged documents directly relevant to the dispute. Ordinarily, those documents will be limited to your booking and communications directly about that booking among you, Booking.com, and the accommodation(s) that are the subject of your dispute with Booking.com. Any issues regarding discovery, or the relevance or scope thereof, will be determined by the arbitrator, and the arbitrator’s determination will be conclusive.

 

The arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. There will be no right or authority for any Claims to be arbitrated on a class action basis. You understand and agree that, by accepting these terms and conditions, you and Forbesbooking.com are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action with respect to the claims covered by this mandatory arbitration provision.

 

You are thus giving up your right to go to court to assert or defend your rights. Your rights will be determined by a neutral arbitrator, and not a judge or jury. The arbitration procedures mandated by this Disputes provision are simpler and more limited than the procedures applicable in most courts. Arbitrator decisions are as enforceable as any court order and are subject to very limited review by a court.

 

This agreement to arbitrate is made under and will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Netherlands, consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act, without giving effect to any choice-of-law principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction.

 

All claims you bring against Forbesbooking.com must be resolved in accordance with this Disputes provision. All claims filed or brought contrary to this Disputes provision will be considered improperly filed and void. Should you file a claim contrary to this Disputes provision, Forbesbooking.com will notify you in writing of the improperly filed claim, and you must promptly withdraw the claim. If you fail to promptly withdraw the claim after receiving written notice from Booking.com, Forbesbooking.com may recover its attorneys’ fees and costs incurred to enforce this Disputes provision, up to $1,000.