Terms and conditions
Ownership of the website villacompare.co.uk (hereafter WEBSITE) corresponds to Villa Compare (hereafter VILLACOMPARE)
NATURE AND SERVICES
VILLACOMPARE acts in the market as an independent comparison service, its activity consisting in providing users with an overview of the different conditions available on the market to access the same tourist accommodation service requested by the USER, based on accommodation information facilitated directly by different partners through their own platforms, thereby enabling the USER to obtain comparative information and make an informed decision.
VILLACOMPARE acts solely as a neutral comparison service/indicator of the different conditions that, at any given moment, may be offered by different partners for the same accommodation, acting always in an impartial, objective and transparent manner.
Under no circumstances will VILLACOMPARE handle reservations, perform any type of marketing of tourist services, enable direct access to accommodation, or establish a direct relationship either with the eventual contracting party of the tourist services or with the owners or responsible parties of the accommodation, but instead acts as a comparison service of the information provided by the partners on their respective websites.
VILLACOMPARE has no involvement in the publication of advertisements generated by the owners or responsible parties of the accommodation, nor does it maintain any type of contact with the aforementioned parties. Therefore, it does not have the means or possibility to control or verify the completeness, reliability or legality of the information put forward by the providers who directly convey their offers through the advertising platforms of the partners. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if VILLACOMPARE is made aware of any legal infringement relating to any of the accommodation that can be view indirectly on the WEBSITE via the websites of one or more of the partners, VILLACOMPARE, will seek to take all necessary and reasonable measures to block access, where possible, to the accommodation through the WEBSITE. Under no circumstances will VILLACOMPARE be responsible in any way for the aforementioned infractions.
2.2. The use of certain services offered to users through the WEBSITE may be subject to specific conditions that, in certain cases, substitute, complete and/or modify the present document. Therefore, prior to using these services, the USER must also carefully read the corresponding Specific Conditions.
3.1. The objective of VILLACOMPARE is to provide its USERS with comparative information about different websites with the aim of offering USERS the best prices and best selection of boutique hotels and hotels with character (hereafter partners). Furthermore, partners may offer additional advantages on the WEBSITE, such as late checkout, free bottle of champagne and discounts at unique restaurants.
3.2. VILLACOMPARE only offers information about the services open to hiring by the USERS. The partners are the sole responsible parties for the terms of contract that they offer USERS. On contracting the service, the USER must validate and accept the means of payment and cancellation policy that the partners detail on their websites.
4.1. Access to and use of the WEBSITE is intended for adults (18 years and over).
4.2. To use the services offered by the WEBSITE, users under the age of 18 must obtain prior permission from their parents, guardians or legal representatives, who will be held responsible for all actions carried out by minors under their care.
CONDITIONS OF ACCESS AND USE OF THE WEBSITE
5.2. USER registration is free with no restriction to the possibility that, in the future, VILLACOMPARE establishes a price or fee for the service, of which the USER will be previously and duly informed before the contract is put into action.
5.4. The USER declares that all information that they provide must be truthful. For these purposes, the USER guarantees the authenticity of all data provided by completing the forms on the WEBSITE, or by modifying or updating their contact information. Likewise, it is the responsibility of the USER to keep permanently updated all information provided to the WEBSITE, so that it corresponds to the real situation of the USER at any given moment. In all events, the USER is the sole responsible party for false or inaccurate information and for any damages that this may cause to VILLACOMPARE or third parties.
5.5. The USER commits to using the WEBSITE in a correct, fair and peaceful manner in accordance with the existing regulations and the current terms and conditions of use.
5.6. VILLACOMPARE hereby declares that it does not have access to any means of payment data or information provided by the USERS, the exclusive responsibility of which corresponds to the partners.
INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
6.1. VILLACOMPARE holds the rights of intellectual and industrial property, or has obtained the appropriate authorisations or licenses for their use, regarding the domain name, trademarks and logos, application, and other works and inventions related to the WEBSITE, including its contents.
6.2. The contents of the website, including design, applications, text, images and source code ("Content"), are protected by intellectual and industrial property rights.
6.3. VILLACOMPARE, as the responsible party for compiling the information published on the WEBSITE, holds the rights of intellectual property for the corresponding database, which cannot be reproduced in whole or in part, transmitted, or registered by any other information retrieval system.
6.4. Under no circumstances may the WEBSITE content be used, reproduced, copied or transmitted in any way without the prior, written and explicit permission of VILLACOMPARE.
6.5. The USERS authorise, license and, where necessary, grant to VILLACOMPARE the use of content incorporated in the WEBSITE for its use, application, publication, distribution, public communication or transformation, free of charge, with universal character, without geographical or time limitations.
WARRANTY AND LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
8.1. VILLACOMPARE does not guarantee the availability or the continuity of operation of the WEBSITE and its Services. Whenever reasonably possible, VILLACOMPARE will provide prior notice about any interruptions to the operation of the WEBSITE and its Services. In addition, VILLACOMPARE does not guarantee the usefulness or reliability of the WEBSITE and its Services for the fulfilment of any specific activity, and in particular, although not exclusively, that USERS may use the WEBSITE and its Services to access the different webpages that make up the WEBSITE or those from which the services are provided.
8.2. The WEBSITE has been created and is used according to how it has been designed by VILLACOMPARE. Consequently, VILLACOMPARE does not assume any responsibility for damages of any kind that may result from a lack of availability or continuity in the operation of the website and its services, by not meeting the specific expectations or needs of the USERS, and in particular, although not exclusively, to problems with accessing the different pages of the WEBSITE, or those from which services are provided, when they are due to reasons beyond the control of VILLACOMPARE.
8.3. Access and use of the services offered by VILLACOMPARE requires a computer or other computing device, and an internet connection. The costs associated with these devices are the exclusive responsibility of the USERS. It is the responsibility of the USER to retain and diligently use their access codes.
8.4. VILLACOMPARE has implemented all technical and organisational security measures to guarantee security and privacy of information, notwithstanding, it is not responsible for any acts that exceed due diligence, that have been carried out with unlawful intentions, or that violate the security measures in place. The USER is the sole responsible party for diligently retaining all access codes.
8.5. VILLACOMPARE does not control or guarantee the absence of viruses or other elements in the Contents that may produce alterations in the user's computer system (software or hardware), or in electronic documents or files stored on the user's computer system.
8.6. Without prejudice to the effort made by VILLACOMPARE to maintain the highest possible standards of the information published on its WEBSITE, VILLACOMPARE does not guarantee the legality, reliability, currentness, usefulness, or availability of the information and Contents of the WEBSITE.
8.7. VILLACOMPARE disclaims any responsibility for damages of any nature that may result from the transmission, dissemination, storage, provision, receipt, procurement, or accessing of the contents, and in particular, but not limited to, damages that may result from:
(a) Failure to comply with the law, morality, and generally accepted principles of public order resulting from the transmission, dissemination, storage, provision, receipt, procurement, or accessing of the contents;
(b) Infringement of intellectual and industrial property rights, company secrets, contract commitments of any nature, the rights to honour, personal and family privacy, personal portrayal, rights of property and of any other nature belonging to a third party as a result of the transmission, dissemination, storage, provision, receipt, procurement, or accessing of the contents;
(c) Engaging in acts of unfair competition and illegal advertising as a result of the transmission, dissemination, storage, provision, receipt, procurement, or accessing of the contents;
(d) Lack of veracity, accuracy, completeness, relevance and/or currentness of the contents;
(e) Inadequacy for any type of purpose and non-fulfilment of expectations generated by the contents, as well as inadequate provision of services contracted by the USERS by means of the WEBSITE.
(f) Non-compliance, delayed compliance, defective performance or termination for any reason of the obligations undertaken by third parties and contracts made with third parties by means of, or on the occasion of, access to the contents;
(g) Flaws and defects of any kind of contents transmitted, disseminated, made available, or in any other way transmitted or made available, received, obtained, or contents that have been accessed through the website or its services./li>
8.8. VILLACOMPARE does not guarantee the veracity, accuracy, completeness or currentness of the contents published on the WEBSITE generated by VILLACOMPARE.
8.9. VILLACOMPARE disclaims any responsibility for damages of any nature that may result from a lack of veracity, accuracy, completeness and/or currentness of the contents.
8.10. VILLACOMPARE reserves the right to restrict, suspend or close the account of the USER if VILLACOMPARE considers, in its sole discretion, that it is necessary for compliance with the present Contract.
8.11. VILLACOMPARE does not guarantee the legality, reliability or usefulness of the services provided by third parties whose contact information has been obtained on the WEBSITE.
8.13. Under no circumstances, will VILLACOMPARE be responsible for the content and operation of other websites which may be accessed via links included in the WEBSITE, or the contents, services or products offered by those websites, unless they are property of VILLACOMPARE.