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The World Health Organization has characterized the outbreak of COVID-19 as a pandemic. COVID-19 is a novel and extremely contagious communicable illness that is believed to be spread through person-to-person interactions. COVID-19 can cause symptoms in any infected individual, though data indicates that older individuals and those with existing medical conditions are at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms and complications. Not all individuals infected with COVID-19 display any symptoms, but such individuals may nonetheless be contagious and spread the infection. State and local authorities are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in the State of Texas and have introduced mandatory quarantines, social distancing, and other safety measures to try to mitigate the spread of the disease. Public health officials anticipate that COVID-19 may remain a health concern throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, necessitating evolving protocols and responses.
Consistent with state, local, and federal guidance, Globe Aware is developing policies and practices and implementing modifications to our programs to help promote a safer environment. Our local staff will provide volunteers with more details about the policies and practices that will be required while COVID-19 remains a concern. However, circumstances are evolving rapidly. Volunteers understand that they may deviate from the guidelines and expectations set forth in orientation materials in its discretion as individual circumstances may warrant. By agreeing to volunteer, the volunteer, on their own behalf and on behalf of any above-identified minor, acknowledges and agrees that the volunteer and/or guardian will adhere to Globe Aware’s policies and other expectations and that failure to do so may result in suspension from the program.
Although Globe Aware and our community partners will strive to meet all applicable safety requirements, so long as COVID-19 continues to spread by community transmission and until there is an effective vaccine, there will be a risk that if volunteers are on a program location, they could become infected with COVID-19 despite the organization’s efforts. That risk extends to the families, as well as others with whom the student may have contact upon return. By agreeing to volunteer, the volunteer acknowledges and agrees, on their own behalf and on behalf of any minor, that despite Globe Aware’s efforts to reopen programs safely, there is nonetheless a risk that one could contract COVID-19 and become a symptomatic or an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19.
Volunteers understand and agree that the duties and obligations of the organization and this Supplement may be modified or suspended immediately and without notice because of force majeure causes beyond the organization’s reasonable control and occurring without its fault or negligence, including, but not limited to, acts of god, fire, wars, governmental action, terrorism, epidemic, pandemic, outbreaks of infectious disease or any other public health crisis (including, but not limited to, as related to COVID-19, quarantine, or other social distancing restrictions), weather, other threats to the safety of volunteers, national emergencies, or any other event beyond the organization’s control. If such an event occurs, the volunteers acknowledge and agree that the volunteers’ obligations under this Supplement, including the volunteers’ financial obligations and the measures outlined in this Supplement, including, but not limited to, the volunteer’s obligation to be financially responsible for the individual's program fees, shall continue and the organization’s duties and obligations may be modified, suspended, or postponed until such time as the organization, in its sole discretion, may safely resume operations. The volunteers acknowledge and agree that the sole remedy for a force majeure event is future service delivery and not a financial refund.
This Supplement, and all rights and obligations provided for herein, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas without regard to conflict of law principles. Any dispute arising out of this Supplement, the Enrollment Agreement, or otherwise between the Globe Aware and the Volunteer must be heard exclusively in the state or federal courts located in the United States. If any part of this Supplement is found to be unenforceable or illegal, the remainder of this Supplement shall still be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. Multiple copies of this Supplement may be signed, all of which shall constitute one and the same agreement.
I understand and agree that this Supplement is a binding and enforceable agreement and that the organization may bring an action to enforce any rights under this agreement. In such an event, or to the extent that the volunteers cause the organization to be brought into any dispute to which it is not a named party, the volunteers agree that the volunteers shall be liable for, and shall pay to the organization, its costs in handling the dispute, including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees, in addition to any other amounts that the volunteers may owe the organization by way of judgment, settlement, or otherwise.
INSURANCE Globe Aware's program fee covers mandatory medical insurance/evacuation insurance for international programs. Should you need to cancel your participation on short notice, GlobeAware suggests you purchase trip cancellation insurance, which most travel agents can help you with. It is important that you realize that Globe Aware cannot be responsible for the terms and conditions of the travel agency with whom you make your travel arrangements. Therefore, if the airline makes any changes or cancellations for any reason whatsoever, or if the airline imposes any related penalties, Globe Aware cannot be held responsible. RISKS Any travel comes with certain risks, and travel with Globe Aware is no different. Of course all reasonable precautions will be made to prevent any dangers. If at any time a volunteer feels that he or she is not comfortable with any given activity, he or she may freely abstain. Travel to different countries mean that conditions will vary — sometimes quite significantly — from those in the United States. These reasons are some of the primary reasons volunteers are drawn to Globe Aware adventures, but can also be the basis for possible risks. For example, the condition of roads, infrastructure (such as phone lines, water lines, etc) and hygiene conditions, are likely to differ from, and often be considered inferior to, those found in the volunteers' home. In addition, Globe Aware cannot be held responsible for forces of God, war, public transportation, level of medical service, availability of medical treatment and medical personnel, political stability, and the like. The volunteers should also be aware that environmental conditions may provide certain challenges to some. For example, higher altitudes in some locales may mean volunteers with difficulty breathing may find it even more difficult in new climes. For those with sensitivity to dryness, certain climates may be uncomfortable. HEALTH In some countries, it is a good idea to get vaccinations prior to your trip. The Center for Disease Control will give you up to date recommendations as well: see www.cdc.gov. These suggestions will be in your orientation packet, and volunteers are solely responsible for getting and paying for these. In addition, each volunteer needs to access his or her medical needs, and overall health prior to joining in a Globe Aware adventure.FUEL SURCHARGE*We want to keep creating amazing volunteer experiences for you. Since 2022, currency fluctuation and inflation of fuel prices have made secure pricing less predictable. We cannot rule out the need for a fuel surcharge, should there be an extraordinary spike. That said, we have never had to do this. ****************************** I agree to volunteer to and participate in this program with Globe Aware. I understand that Globe Aware and its volunteers assume no liability for any personal harm or illness or for loss or damage of any property that may come to me while serving as a volunteer, and I, my heirs, and my personal representatives and assigns, hereby absolve Globe Aware, its staff, and volunteers and hold them harmless from any claim or demand that I, my heirs, my personal representatives or assigns might conceivably assert for any such harm, illness, loss or damage. I intend to be legally bound by this statement.
Right now only your non-refundable deposit of $325 is required to reserve your place. 70 days prior to your program start date, the remaining balance is due. REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY
Take care in choosing your program location and dates. If your plans change, you can cancel. You will get a 100% refund, less your non refundable deposit, if you cancel at least 70 days prior to the program’s start date. After 70 days it costs us to replace you because we have sent advances from your contributions to the community. You may elect to apply 100% of the deposit or any funds you have submitted to another program within 12 months of the original program start date. No penalty fee will be assessed if we have not yet sent funds for field costs. However, timing is important. Please contact our office to check when field costs will be sent for your particular program. No changes are allowed less than 45 days before the program, by that time field costs have already been sent. If you would like to transfer a second time, there is an additional $150 change fee per participant in addition to any difference in the minimum contribution fee. The deposit portion of your program fee is never refundable, unless Globe Aware has to cancel a program. In the rare and unlikely event that Globe Aware has to cancel a program, you will receive a 100% refund, including your deposit. If you cancel 31 to 69 days prior to your program start date, you will receive a 60% refund of the minimum contribution fee, less your non-refundable deposit. If you reschedule you will receive no refund, you will have one year from the original program date to apply the funds to another program. If you cancel 7 to 30 days before your program start date, you will receive a 25% refund of the minimum contribution fee less your non refundable deposit. If you cancel less than 7 days from the program start date, you will receive no refund. By this time the money has been implemented into a specific project or program.
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