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Hotels Nationwide, LLC – Membership Terms and Conditions

Membership Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions set out the basis on which a Member may participate in the Hotels Nationwide program with the membership type and benefits selected and the use of his or her Hotels Nationwide Membership.
The following provisions govern the ownership and use of Membership: Definitions: The following terms when used herein shall have the following meanings; “Affiliate” means: a third party with whom Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com has entered into a contract wherein the third party provides Benefits to Members of the closed-user group program operated by Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com “Benefits” means: access to the various special products and services made available to Members, which Benefits shall be as published on the Hotels Nationwide website.

Benefits may vary by level or Membership type selected. Benefits may include lowest groups rates, special negotiated rates, preferred rates, net rates, special offers, exclusive product and or pricing and such other products and services Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com shall in its sole discretion offer from time to time.
 “Initial Membership Fee” means: the one-time payment due on application to become a Member. “Member” means: a person who has been accepted by Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com as a member and who has paid the Initial Membership Fee and continues to pay the yearly Membership Fee.

 A person immediately ceases to be a Member if he or she terminates his or her Membership or fails to pay the yearly Membership Fee when due. “Membership” means: participation in the closed-user group which entitles the Member to access all of the Benefits offered from time to time by Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com through the Membership program. “Membership Application” means: this paper Membership Application Form and application process. “Yearly Membership Fee” means: the yearly payment made by a Member to maintain Membership in the program.

“Membership Level Type” means: the level of Benefits selected by the Member. “Web Site” means: the Hotels Nationwide website, www.hotelsnatinwide.com or sub domains of that Web Site and any other web sites including subdomains through which Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com may offer access to Program Benefits from time to time.
1. Membership is available to anyone 21 years of age or older.

2. You promise NOT to use to conduct any fraudulent or business activity or have more than one Member Account at any time.
 Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com, a sole proprietorship company registered in Texas. For the purpose of these terms and conditions we may refer to as the Hotel Blue-Plus Membership and the Hotel Black All-Star Membership collectively and in the alternative as the “Program”. 1. To become a Member of the Program you must be 21 years of age or older and reside in the USA. 2. Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com may refuse to accept any Membership Application in its sole discretion. 3. Membership in the Program becomes effective only when the Membership Application is accepted by Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com, the Initial Membership Fee is paid and received by Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com, and on your first visit to the Web Site you have accepted the Terms and Conditions of Membership. Continued Membership is at all times after acceptance conditional upon payment by you of the Yearly Membership Fee. 4. If paying by credit or debit card you hereby certify that the credit or debit card or eWallet account used to make payment is held in your name or that you are an authorized user of the card or account.

You hereby authorize Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com to charge your credit or debit card or eWallet accounts identified in your Application, or advised to Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com from time to time, with the Initial Membership Fee and the Yearly Membership Fee. You confirm that you understand and agree that the transaction contemplated by this purchase consists of the Initial Membership Fee and the recurring Yearly Membership Fee until the Membership is cancelled by notice in writing in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. 5. Your Membership shall remain in effect until (i) terminated by you by sending, in writing, notice of cancellation of your Membership to Hotels Nationwide by certified mail to 20079 Stone Oak Parkway, Suite 1105-483, San Antonio, TX 78258 or by email to book@hotelsnationwide.com or (ii) terminated by Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com by sending in writing, notice of cancellation of your Membership to you by certified mail at the address held on file by Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com for you or by email to the email address held on file for you at the date of the notice. (Notice to Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com must include your signature, printed name, address, and Member Identification Number). Your Membership will also be terminated with immediate effect if you stop payment of the Yearly Membership Fee or if any of the information provided by you on your Application is found to be false, inaccurate or fraudulent.

Notice of cancellation must be received by Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled charging date of your payment account. If a cancellation notice is received fewer than five (5) business days prior to the scheduled charging date, cancellation will become effective in the month following the month in which the notice of cancellation is received by Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com. Termination by either party shall terminate your use of the Benefits of Membership and access to the Web Site with effect from the next scheduled payment charging date. You may cancel your Membership without penalty or obligation, within three (3) business days from the date of your application to become a Member. Alaska Residents: If you are resident in Alaska you may cancel your Membership without penalty or obligation within five (5) business days of the date of acceptance of your application and receive a full refund. Kentucky Residents: If you are resident in Kentucky you may cancel your Membership without penalty or obligation within thirty (30) days of the date of acceptance of your application and receive a full refund. If you cancel after thirty (30) days, you will be entitled to receive a pro rata refund without deduction for benefits received. Missouri Residents Assuming you have returned to Hotels Nationwide all materials delivered to the purchaser at closing, you have the right to rescind this transaction for a period of three (3) business days after the date of this agreement. To exercise the right of rescission, you must deliver to Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com, either in person or by first class mail postmarked within the three-business-day period, at the address referenced in this contract, a written statement of your desire to rescind this transaction, and all materials of value that were provided and given to you at the time of the purchase of your membership. New Hampshire Residents: If you are resident in New Hampshire and cancel your Membership more than three (3) business days after its execution you are entitled to a pro rata refund of the Initial and Yearly Membership Fees without deduction for benefits received. Virginia Residents: If you are a resident of Virginia you may cancel your membership until midnight of the seventh (7th) calendar day after execution of this contract. If the seventh calendar day falls on a Sunday or legal holiday, then the right to cancel the travel membership service agreement shall expire on the day immediately following that Sunday or legal holiday. Within forty-five days after notice of cancellation is received, Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com shall refund to you any payments made by you pursuant to this agreement. However Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com may retain payments made for specific travel services utilized. The refund may be made by crediting your credit card account if a credit card was used to make a payment and if Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com informs you in writing that the credit card account has been credited. Wisconsin Residents: If you are resident in Wisconsin you may cancel your Membership within three (3) months or within three (3) days of your first purchase of goods or services through the Program, whichever occurs first. If you are resident in Wisconsin and cancel within the first fifteen (15) days of acceptance of application you receive a full refund of your Initial and Yearly Membership Fees or if you cancel within three (3) months of acceptance of application or within three (3) days of you first purchase (whichever occurs first), you will be entitled to a pro rata refund of your Initial and yearly Membership Fees, without deduction for benefits received. After the cancellation period set out above you may still cancel your Membership providing it is within fourteen (14) days of your application to become a Member and receive a full refund of the amount paid to Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com in connection with your Membership in accordance with Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com refund policy. If you cancel your Membership after booking a hotel reservation or other travel using your Membership Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com may choose to cancel your reservation and to refund the cost already paid.

If Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com chooses to make a refund to you it shall not be responsible for any other costs incurred by you in connection with the cancellation of your booking. 6. Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com supplies certain Benefits itself and/or through associated entities but also contracts with various Affiliates to provide Benefits to Members, which Benefits will change from time to time.

Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com shall at all times provide updated information as to Benefits available via its website and by notice to Members. 7. Benefits may be booked and used by any Member and by one (1) adult aged 21 or older who resides in the same household as the booking Member including a spouse, civil or other partner. A Membership may only be held in the name of an individual person; Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com does not accept Membership Applications in multiple names, partnerships, trusts or in the names of business entities. 8. Members may take dependent children on bookings by paying the company designated booking charge. Children may be charged an additional Dependent Child Fee (DCF), which is particular to each reservation and will change accordingly. Dependent children are those children residing with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), in school and 18 years of age or under. Those children who are over the age of 18, un-married, residing with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), and attending school (up to the age of 25) are also considered dependent children. In addition, a child who is permanently disabled (no matter what age) and under the direct care of his or her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) is a dependent child. Additional rooms for dependent children under the age of 18 years not sharing accommodation with adult guests can be requested but are not guaranteed to be available and will be subject to additional charges which may vary. 9. You agree that it is your responsibility to choose which Benefits you use and or other travel you purchase and that not electing to participate in all or any of the Benefits offered does not constitute a breach of this agreement. You further agree that, except in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, you will not be eligible for a full or partial refund of your Initial Membership Fee and Yearly Membership Fees as a result of your non-use of any of the Benefits of the Program. Benefits available may vary by level-type of Membership selected and may be varied and or replaced by alternative Benefits at any time in the sole discretion of Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com. 10. You agree that due to the inherently limited inventory in the travel industry, the availability of specific travel services or features such as room upgrade or amenities is not guaranteed and may be subject to limits on availability or price which may vary. You further agree that Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com will make every available opportunity to offer you the best possible price but that prices may increase above the initially published price due to limited inventory availability. Reservation Trips and other travel are booked subject to the booking terms and cancellation policy applicable to each booking, which may contain restrictions imposed by an Affiliates such as minimum or maximum age requirements, travel insurance and visa requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are able to comply with the booking terms including any such restriction or requirements before booking. Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com shall not be responsible for your failure to comply with such restrictions or requirements, where you have been advised of these on or prior to booking. 11. Membership is personal to you as a Member and you may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose any of your rights or obligations without the prior written consent of Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com. The Membership shall terminate automatically on the death of the individual in whose name the Membership is held. 12. These Terms and Conditions must be read in conjunction with the terms and restrictions unique to each Affiliate and the purchase of all products and/or services is subject to the terms and conditions of use or booking of the Affiliate supplying such products or services to the Member. 13. All materials, information, software, products, and services included on or available through the Web Site (the “content”) are provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” for your use. The content is provided without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. 14. Under no circumstances shall Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com, their affiliates, contractors, licensors, suppliers, agents, any independent provider/transmitter of information, or the employees, agents, officers or directors of the foregoing parties (collectively, the “covered parties”) be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from: (1) the use of, or inability to use, the Web Site; (2) any inaccuracy, error, delay in or omission of, any information, or the transmission or delivery of any information; (3) any negligent or reckless act or omission; or (4) any force majeure event. In no event shall any of the covered parties’ liability for damages to a Member exceed the Initial and Yearly Membership Fees paid by the Member during the 12 months immediately preceding the first event that is alleged to have caused the damages. 15. Any controversy, claim or dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions shall be resolved exclusively by confidential, binding arbitration in San Antonio, Texas. The arbitration shall be conducted before the American Arbitration Association, and shall be conducted pursuant to the Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures then in effect. Judgment upon any award rendered in the arbitration may be enforced by any court of competent jurisdiction. Unless decided otherwise in the arbitration, each party shall bear its fees and/or costs shall be shared equally. 16. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, excluding its conflicts of law rules. 17. We grant you only a limited, non-transferable and non-exclusive license to use the software, documentation and other content of the Web Site necessary to access, explore and otherwise use the Web Site in real time and to use the materials and the Benefits of the Programmed on the Web Site in a manner consistent with these Terms and Conditions. 18. Any software that is made available to download from the Web Site (the “Software”) is the copyrighted work of Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com, its subsidiary, associate or affiliated entities and/or its Affiliates and/or their suppliers or licensors. Use of the Software is governed by the terms of the use of the Web Site. 19. Without limiting the foregoing, copying or reproduction of the Software or of the Web Site content to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is expressly prohibited. 20. You shall not use, disseminate or reproduce any Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property in marketing materials, advertising on social media including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, domain registration or any other advertising and or marketing outlet without the expressed written consent from the Hotels Nationwide Compliance department. 21. You shall not use the Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions, and you agree to respect other users of the Web Site. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Web Site and your Membership if, at any time, you engage in any conduct that we, in our sole discretion, deem to be detrimental to Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com, the general public or other users. In such instances, you shall forfeit Membership "points" or any other incentives awarded by us or our Affiliates accrued but not redeemed or used upon the termination of your Membership. In addition, you agree to refund to us the reasonable value of any incentives or remuneration you receive or realize as a result of any illegal or wrongful conduct, or conduct in violation of these Terms and Conditions. 22. No relationship between Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com and any third parties, including but not limited to travel agents, travel experts, writers, and Members, whether or not they share in the revenues and/or profits of Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com, who post, publish, view, receive, or utilize information and/or materials on the Web Site shall be construed as establishing agency, employment, partnership, joint venture or any other relationship giving rise to vicarious liability of Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com, its subsidiaries, associated or affiliated entities. 23. We may revise and amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Your use of any of the Web Site and Benefits offered in the Program will be subject to the Terms and Conditions in force at the time you access the Web Site and the Benefits and your use of the Web Site and or the Benefits shall constitute your acceptance of the applicable terms and conditions. 24. By completing and submitting the Membership Application Form, you specifically authorize Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com to transfer and disclose personal or confidential information which you have provided to Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com connection with your Membership Application Form to its parent and associated or affiliated companies, its partners, licensees, agents and vendors to applicable government or regulatory bodies, if required by law. You consent to Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com and its parent and associated or affiliated companies, its partners, licensees, agents and vendors and independent sales representatives communicating with you by electronic mail at the email address and/or by text message at the cell number you have entered on the Membership Application Form or as advised to Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com by you from time to time. Such emails and /or text messages may include offers and solicitations for the sale and purchase of Hotels Nationwide products, sales aids, and services. Your consent to receive such emails and/or text messages shall survive the termination or expiration of this agreement for any reason unless and until you inform Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com of revocation of consent to receive such communications. You may revoke your consent in writing by emailing book@hotelsnationwide.com or by utilizing the unsubscribe option contained within a Hotels Nationwide email or text communication. 25. Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com, its parent, subsidiaries or associated or affiliated companies, and their directors, officers, owners, employees, assigns, and agents (collectively referred to in this section 25 as “Associates”), shall not be liable for, and you hereby release Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com and its Associates from, all claims for consequential and exemplary damages. As a Member you agree to comply with the Member code of conduct when travelling as a DreamTrips Member. You further agree to indemnify Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com for any liability, (including attorney fees), damages, fines, penalties, or other awards arising from your conduct when travelling as a Hotels Nationwide Member. Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com may at any time set off any liability of the Member against any liability of Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com, whether either liability is present or future, liquidated or unliquidated, and whether or not either liability arises under these terms and conditions. Any exercise by Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com of its rights under this section shall not limit or affect any other rights or remedies available to it under these Terms and Conditions or otherwise. 26. The Membership Application Form and these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire contract between you and Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com relating to your Membership. Any promises, representations, offers, and other communications not expressly set forth in these Terms and Conditions are of no force or effect. 27. Any waiver by Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com of any breach of these Terms and Conditions must be in writing and signed by an authorized officer of Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com. Waiver by Hotels Nationwide and HotelsNationwide.com of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach. 28. If any provision of the Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable and the balance of these Terms and Conditions will remain in full force and effect. 

SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS REGARDING CANCELLATION NOTICE OF CANCELLATION: You may CANCEL this transaction without penalty or obligation, within 3 BUSINESS DAYS from the above date. (5 business days if you reside in Alaska, 30 days if you reside in Kentucky, 7 days if you reside in Virginia and 15 days if you reside in Wisconsin). If you cancel, any property traded in, any payments made by you under the contract of sale, and any negotiable instrument executed by you will be returned within 10 BUSINESS DAYS following receipt by the seller of your cancellation notice, and any security interest arising out of the transaction will be cancelled. If you cancel, you must make available to the merchant at your residence, in substantially as good condition as when received, any goods delivered to you under this contract or sale; or you may if you wish, comply with the instructions of the merchant regarding the return shipment of the goods at the merchant's expense and risk.

 If you do not agree to return the goods to the merchant or if the merchant does not pick them up within 20 days of the date of your notice of cancellation, you may retain or dispose of the goods without any further obligation. VIRGINIA RESIDENTS - BUYER'S NONWAIVABLE RIGHT TO CANCEL: YOU MAY CANCEL THIS TRANSACTION, WITHOUT ANY PENALTY OR OBLIGATION, WITHIN SEVEN CALENDAR DAYS FROM YOUR EXECUTION OF THIS CONTRACT UNLESS YOU HAVE ALREADY USED THE TRAVEL SERVICES PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS TRAVEL SERVICES AGREEMENT. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY USED THE TRAVEL SERVICES PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS TRAVEL SERVICES AGREEMENT, YOU MAY STILL CANCEL THIS TRANSACTION WITHIN SEVEN CALENDAR DAYS FROM YOUR EXECUTION HEREOF, BUT YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF ANY PRIOR PAYMENTS MADE FOR THE SPECIFIC TRAVEL SERVICES UTILIZED. Missouri Residents: Assuming you have returned to the travel club all materials delivered to the purchaser at closing, you have the right to rescind this transaction for a period of three business days after the date of this agreement. To exercise the right of rescission, you must deliver to the travel club, either in person or by first class mail postmarked within the three-business-day period, at the address referenced in this contract, a written statement of your desire to rescind this transaction, and all materials of value that were provided and given to you at the time of the purchase of your membership. 

TO CANCEL THIS TRANSACTION, MAIL OR DELIVER A SIGNED AND DATED COPY OF THIS CANCELLATION NOTICE OR ANY OTHER WRITTEN NOTICE OR SEND A TELEGRAM TO: Hotels Nationwide, 20079 Stone Oak Parkway, Suite 1105-483 San Antonio, TX 78258 NOT LATER THAN MIDNIGHT OF the third business day following the date set forth above.


February 2016 

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