|TOUR TERMS & CONDITIONS|
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As with any service, certain legally binding terms and conditions apply to GoingWild's services too. Please be sure to read this before availing of any of our services - don't worry; the Terms and Conditions are written in simple English without excessive legalese. By availing of any of GoingWild's services, therefore, you implicate that you agree to the Terms and Conditions. We can't see why you wouldn't, because they are entirely fair. GoingWild shall, however, not be liable for any consequences arising out of your failure to fully read and understand the Terms and Conditions.
The terms and conditions (the "Terms") on this website, http://www.goingwild.in (the "Website") are made available to the customer (hereinafter referred to as "You", "Your", "Yours", "Customer", "Customer's", "Participant", "Participants" or "Participant's").
We are GoingWild LLP have our head office at Ground Floor, 87/4 Raja S.C. Mallick Road, Kolkata - 700047, India (hereinafter referred to as "GoingWild", "GoingWild's", "We", "Us" or "Our").
These terms and conditions are subject to change. GoingWild reserves the right to amend any part of the terms and conditions anytime without express or advance notice.
If you have any questions, complaints or comments on the Website then you may contact us on [email protected], use the "Contact Us" feature on the Website or use the alternative modes of correspondence enlisted on that page.
The website, www.goingwild.in, is operated and owned by GoingWild LLP.
We do not accept any liability for:
While we endeavor to correct any errors or omissions as soon as possible once they have been brought to our notice, we do not promise that the information on the Website will be free from errors or omissions.
We constantly seek to improve this Website and if the need arises, we may suspend access to the website. Accordingly, some of the material on the website may be out of date at any given time and, except as required by law, we are under no obligation to update such material.
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS PROVISIONS WHEREBY YOU SURRENDER CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
GoingWild LLP, ("GoingWild") arranges group tours, adventure travel, photography tours or trips, safaris and expeditions in India and abroad. You voluntarily desire to participate in a group tour, adventure trip, photography tour, safari or expedition arranged by GoingWild. In consideration of GoingWild's agreement to allow you to participate, you agree as follows:
You understand that you are required to read carefully and sign the Release of Liability, Indemnification and Assumption of Risk Form (the "Release") before GoingWild can accept a deposit confirming your reservation. You understand that GoingWild will assist or advise you with pertinent information regarding passports, visas, and domestic/international health requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that passports, visas, travel permits, health certificates, inoculations, or other required documentation are obtained, current, and in order. GoingWild recommends that at your own will, you obtain, at your cost, any type of travel or medical insurance, as you may deem necessary for your travel.
AWARENESS OF RISK: You are aware that group tours, adventure travel, photography tours/trips, safaris and expeditions, whether in civilized or remote areas, by plane, train, auto, boat, horseback, other conveyance, or on foot, involves inherent dangerous risks of illness, injury, death or loss and damage of property, which may be caused by negligence, wild animals, forces of nature, civil unrest, terrorism and other causes known or unknown in remote areas without means of rapid evacuation. You also are aware that photography tours/trips, safaris and expeditions may be just as inherently dangerous, and may involve the same risks as safaris, trips and expeditions, in and outside wildlife preserves and parks. You recognize that such risks may be present at any time before, during, and after the trip. You also recognize that GoingWild purchases outsourced services, transportation services, hotel accommodations and lodging, restaurant services and other services from various independent contractors and suppliers and therefore, GoingWild cannot be liable for any death, personal injury, property damage or other loss that may occur due to any act or omission of such contractor or supplier. You are also aware that medical services or facilities may not be readily available during the time you are participating in this trip.
INDEMNIFICATION: You certify that you have read this entire document and fully understand its contents and the type of risks inherent in such trips, whether for group tour, adventure travel or photography trips/tours, safaris and expeditions. In consideration of, and as part payment for the right to participate in this trip, and the activities, services, and food arranged for you by GoingWild, you ("Indemnitor"), agree on behalf of yourself and any such minors accompanying you to INDEMNIFY, defend, and hold harmless GoingWild, its officers, owners, employees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, associates, outfitters, contractors, service providers and/or suppliers ("Indemnitees"), for any accidents, claims, losses, damages or liabilities, including death, disability, injury or loss of or damage to property, which might occur during the activities of this trip, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THOSE LOSSES ARISING OUT OF THE JOINT OR CONCURRENT, ACTIVE OR PASSIVE, NEGLIGENCE, WRONGFUL ACTS, OMISSIONS AND OR STRICT LIABILITY OF INDEMNITEES.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: In further consideration of, and as part payment for the right to participate in this trip, whether for group tour, adventure travel, photography trip/tours, safaris and expeditions, and the activities, services, and food arranged for you by GoingWild, you ("Releasor"), agree on behalf of yourself and any such minors accompanying you to RELEASE GoingWild, its officers, owners, employees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, associates, outfitters, contractors, service providers and/or suppliers ("Releases"), for any accidents, claims, losses, damages or liabilities, including death, disability, injury or loss or damage to Releasor or Releasor’s property, which might occur during the activities of this trip, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THOSE LOSSES ARISING OUT OF THE JOINT OR CONCURRENT, ACTIVE OR PASSIVE, NEGLIGENCE, WRONGFUL ACTS, OMISSIONS AND OR STRICT LIABILITY OF RELEASEES.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS arising from, caused by, or connected with the group tour, adventure travel, photography tour/trip, safari or expedition, in which you are allowed to participate, including but not limited to those described herein, and pledge not to sue Releasees, on account of such losses, claims, costs, liabilities, injuries or damages. Further, you agree not to claim the unenforceability of this Release, Indemnification, and Assumption of Risk. You agree that the foregoing obligation shall be binding upon you personally as well as upon your heirs, assigns, executors and administrators, and members of your family, and shall also be binding upon any minors who accompany you.
REPRESENTATION OF GOOD HEALTH: You certify that you are in good health, have no medical, mental or physical conditions that affect your ability to travel and/or participate in the group tours, adventure travel, photography tours/trips and expeditions and have not been advised otherwise by a medical practitioner. You acknowledge that GoingWild is in no way responsible for any costs related to your medical care during or after the travel.
ARBITRATION: Any controversy or claim arising out of, or relating to this Release or the performance thereunder, including without limitation any claim related to illness, injury, death, loss or damage to property, delay or change in services or accommodations, however caused, irregularity, inconvenience, or additional expense in connection with any services resulting directly or indirectly from defect of any vehicle, act of God, act of war, insurrection, revolt, terrorism, government restrictions, and regulations, or other civil uprisings or disturbances, military action, quarantines, strikes, weather, detention, thefts, pilferage, or force majeure, shall be resolved by binding arbitration in the Kolkata, in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Government of India then existing. This agreement to arbitrate does not waive or modify the Release, Indemnification, or Assumption of the Risk contained in the foregoing paragraphs.
REFUNDS, LEVIES AND OTHER RIGHTS: Refunds or adjustments will be made or any additional charges may be levied if GoingWild changes its program by adding, altering or deleting activities as deemed necessary by its partners in the best and safety interests of its participants. GoingWild cannot accept responsibility for any personal item lost or damaged by fire or theft. GoingWild may use any pictures or videos taken of the participants during the participating trip. This includes digital images which may be posted on our website for our promotional and marketing activities.
KNOWING AND VOLUNTARY EXECUTION: You acknowledge that you have carefully read this agreement, understand its contents, and understand that this agreement includes an assumption of the risk of the released parties' negligence and a release of their liability. You acknowledge that GoingWild LLP, is materially relying on this waiver and is allowing you to engage and participate in the said group tour, adventure travel, photography tour/trip, safari or expedition.
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS: In the event of a cancellation or modification of your confirmed booking, GoingWild's Cancellation and Refund Policy for Photography Tours will be applicable, and you fully agree to be bound by them. Any refunds will be made within 30 working days from the date of written confirmation of cancellation, via the same mode with which the payment was made to us.
DELIVERY METHOD: This service is considered delivered once you, as the Tour participant, complete the scheduled duration of the Tour as per the set itinerary. No requests for extension, modification or substitution of itinerary will be entertained in the event of the participant's failure to attend a part or whole of the Tour after registration, and you agree that this does not constitute a breach of or insufficiency in service.
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GoingWild will collect personal information from you, such as date of birth, phone number, postal address and email address, for registration for our Tours.
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GoingWild will not share or sell your personal information to any third party under any circumstances. We will only disclose your data to governmental authorities in cases where it is required by law.
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A loveless life is futile and what could be more satisfying than loving and being loved by nature? Well, this is for you to decide but he always knew that he belonged with nature. At a very tender age he clearly realised that he is increasingly attracted to nature. The constant longing to get away from the city humdrum guided managing partner, Dibyendu to take up birding and wildlife photography as his profession, working in an IT company could never satisfy the hunger of his soul and mind. A very young Dibyendu took interest in animal skull craft for it used to be his favourite pastime, he read his mother’s zoology books which made his interest in animals grow stronger . His love for wildlife groomed him to grow up into a wildlife enthusiast, he is now an avid traveler and has been to many important birding areas in the Himalayas, honing his skills as a naturalist, birder and a wildlife photographer.
With a huge bird list (which is ever increasing) till date he is currently one of the eminent bird watchers in India. Many of his works have been published in domestic and international publishings, books and newspapers.
Breathing life into the frozen moments of nature is what Soumyajit has been doing through his lenses for the last two decades. Trained as an architect, framing comes to him automatically and composition is his high plus point. Given his early schooling in art & painting, the basic concepts of composition and light always titillated his young brain. Being a self taught he strongly believes in the inherent sense of beauty which at all times, is the best guide than the bookish rules of photography. And he got ample opportunities to cross check his concepts with visiting stalwarts of this field. He valued the criticism of professionals as well as laymen and shaped his creativity accordingly. His photographs strike the very chord in the hearts of his audience urging them to react to the strong messages of nature conservation.
Soumyajit had been long drawn by the mystic world of animals and their natural habitat, the jungle. Coupled with this love for nature and unending patience he makes the right individual to practice wildlife photography. The photographs clicked by him play an integral part in altering the monstrosity of the creatures and highlighting their vulnerability.
Soumyajit is currently whetting his tiger tracking skills especially in the Indian Sunderban, exploring the enigmatic mangroves in a whole new light and bringing the wildlife lovers one step closer to the exotic species of Indian Sunderban not only this but also he shares his knowledge with the clients to ensure that they understand better and the awareness is propagated properly. Having said this, it is needless to mention that not only the tigers of Sunderban, Soumyajit’s erudition about other species of the land of Sundari trees is no doubt remarkable for he has acquired such extensive understanding by spending substantial amount of time in the mysterious mangroves, thus playing a key role in rebuilding the forests and providing protection to its inhabitants.
“Love looks not with the eyes, But with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
His love for tigers is unfathomable. The books of Sir Jim Corbett and of course the wanderlust always made him yearn to be at one with nature, the very thought of observing and photographing the majestic Bengal tigers “filled up his senses like a storm in the desert”, the burning eyes of the majestic beast have lured him to leave his job as an IT professional and made him delve deep into the tangled heart of the forests and breath in the redolence of the jungles. Managing partner, Tamanud Mitra developed a strong understanding of nature and its components, first from the books of Sir Jim Corbett and then by absorbing the jungle lore in the Indian jungles over a considerable period of time, his perseverance and strong determination to walk on the path of his long cherished dream have led him into being an excellent, self-taught tiger tracker and a good enough photographer.