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MAA's Mathematical Study Tour of Peru is managed by professional tour operators hired as independent contractors. (The use of tour operators allows the Mathematical Association (MAA) to offer its members an educational experience in the context of a professionally organized tour). Betchart Expeditions, Inc. (BE) acts only as an agent for the respective suppliers by making arrangements for transportation, accommodations, and other services. Neither the MAA nor the tour operator (BE) shall be held liable for personal injury, death, property damage or accident, delay or irregularity arising out of any act or omission of these suppliers.
The MAA and BE reserve the right, without penalty, to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in their judgment, conditions warrant, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of study-tour participants. The MAA and BE also reserve the right, without penalty, to withdraw the tour announced, to decline to accept any person as a participant, or to require any participant to withdraw from the tour at any time, when such action is determined by tour staff to be in the best interests of the health, safety, or general welfare of the tour group or the individual participant, subject only to the requirement that the recoverable portion of the total amount paid that corresponds to the cost of unused services and accommodations be refunded, if any.
Participants are encouraged to purchase round trip airline tickets between their home city and Lima, Peru no sooner than 60 days before the tour begins to avoid airline cancellation penalties if the trip is canceled or otherwise modified subsequent to the participant's purchase of those tickets. The MAA and BE accept no liability for the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets to Lima, Peru. Baggage and personal effects are at all times the sole responsibility of the participant.
Dates, schedules, program details, and costs, although provided in good faith based on current information, are subject to change and revision.
The undersigned has read carefully the Responsibility Statement and Liability Disclaimer set forth above, the schedule of activities for this study-tour, as well as the terms and conditions of application and participation as set forth in the web site description at (http://www.maa.org/peru_trip/Pdisclaimer.html), and recognizes and accepts any risk associated with the tour and the conditions, including the refund policy. The undersigned further acknowledges that there are many risks and uncertainties inherent in any travel, including but not limited to the hazards of various modes of transportation, forces of nature, acts or omissions of foreign governments, terrorism, war or insurrection, theft, illness, and damage to person or property due to the negligent acts or omissions of tour staff or others. In consideration of, and as part payment for, the right to participate in the tour, the undersigned, on behalf of himself, his dependents, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, agrees to release the MAA, its officers, board of governors, employees, representatives or agents, and BT and its officers, employees and agents, from liability for personal injury, death, property damage or loss suffered by any person in connection with this tour, even if caused by the negligence (but not the reckless, willful, or fraudulent conduct) of tour staff or other related persons or entities. In addition, by registering for this tour, the applicant certifies that he or she is mentally and physically capable of full participation in this tour.
You will be sent a copy of this statement for your signature upon registration. Each participant must sign and return the statement as a condition of participation.