Terms & Conditions

1. This Agreement is a legal document which sets out your rights and obligations, and those of the Provider ("Provider", "we" or "us"), in relation to this site and the services offered by us through it (collectively, "Make My Summer"). You must take the time to read and understand it before registering for Make My Summer. By registering, you accept that you are entering into a contract with us on the terms of this Agreement. You should be aware that this Agreement may change from time to time in accordance with Clause 20 below.

2. The Make My Summer Service, and obtaining an Account.

People who register for Make My Summer establish an "Account", and become "Users".

Make My Summer is a service aimed at enhancing the summer experience had by participants of a work/travel program. It is intended to provide Users with a venue where they can:

  • Upload information for their own use and for viewing by other Users
  • Create a web-log (or blog)
  • Send messages to, and receive messages from, other Users
  • Upload, store, view and utilise User Content
  • Receive alerts (SMS text or email messages)
  • Make travel plans with other Users

And, in relation to the specific work/travel program that Make My Summer supports:

  • Find information about their program
  • Search for experienced colleagues past and present, and make contact with them
  • Participate in online forums
  • Obtain, or provide, advice from past participants and travel advisors
  • Gain access to articles provided by our media partners on relevant topics (such travel advice)
  • Access their camps online information and links

While Make My Summer can be used by participants of many different programs, it has in-depth information and other resources only for specific programs. Users of Make My Summer must make sure that they are happy that their program is either supported by Make My Summer, or – if it is not – that they will be satisfied with using the services that are not specific to those programs.

You should consult your doctor or physician before travelling abroad or before undertaking any form of physical activity, exercise or change to your exercise, dietary or other changes to usual daily regime. Participating in activities, work, and travel that is adviseded by or obtained through information found on Make My Summer Web services ("Advice") is dependent upon you ensuring that the advice is appropriate for you, and that you are both sufficiently fit and healthy to participate; hence your obligation to consult a medical expert. Advice will often be subject to specific terms and conditions or guidance, which will be binding upon you and which you must read and comply with.

We may add other services to, or remove (temporarily or permanently) services from, Make My Summer from time to time.

Any text, visual, audio, audio-visual or other work that a User sends, uploads or otherwise stores or communicates on or through Make My Summer (or which is associated with a User's Account) is referred to as "User Content" from here on.

Please note that Make My Summer is only to be used by people who are reasonably skilled in web and Internet usage.

Our FAQs and other service documentation available on the Make My Summer site provide further information about our service; you should consult them concerning queries or issues you may have about Make My Summer. You undertake to register for Make My Summer using accurate and current information about yourself – including your correct name, address and any other requested details. If you are asked for, and provide, details of a credit, debit or charge card, at any time while using Make My Summer you must ensure that (a) you are fully entitled to use that card, and (b) it has available funds sufficient to cover the charges which are deducted from it. You must ensure that the email address and other information we hold for you in your Account is kept up-to-date; if it isn't, then your use of Make My Summer may be significantly impaired. Recruitment agencies, sponsors, advertisers and specialist advisers on travel and work matters ("Advisers") who are Users of Make My Summer will often be subject to separate contractual arrangements with us. Except as otherwise provided in those contractual arrangements (and unless the context of a particular provision doesn't permit it to), this Agreement applies to Advisers just as it applies to Users who are not Advisers.

3. Charges

If there is a charge for any aspect of Make My Summer, you will be informed at the time; we refer to each of these as a "Charged Service". Some Charged Services may be provided by third parties, in which event you will be informed as to the identity of the third party provider in question. Each User must abide by the rules and any terms and conditions that apply to Charged Services (including any imposed by a third party); failure to comply constitutes a breach of this Agreement (see Clause 13 below). In the event that any payment due from a User under this Agreement is not paid at the time payment is sought, then (without prejudice to any other remedies that may be available) we will be entitled to: (i) charge interest on the outstanding amount at the rate of three percent per annum over the then-current base rate of Barclays Plc from the date payment becomes due until payment in full. This interest will accrue daily; and (ii) remove any User Content of that User from Make My Summer, pending receipt of all outstanding payments. Upon reinstatement of User Content, we will be entitled to charge you a reinstatement fee that will be notified on the Make My Summer site from time to time.

4. Beta service

[Please note that Make My Summer is a beta service. This means that there may be aspects of the service that are not completely final, that have bugs or may be difficult to use. Users must take account of this.] Please also note that the Provider reserves the right, on no less than 30 days' notice to the User, to withdraw Make My Summer (or a part of the Make My Summer service) completely. In that event, please note that your User Content may cease to be available on or through Make My Summer, and other aspects of Make My Summer will cease to be available

5. Cancellation of Your Account.

You can cancel your Account, at any time by 30 days advance notice by email to us – any such email should be sent to cancel@Makemysummer.com. When, as a User, you choose to take a Charged Service, you are agreeing that the Charged Service will be made available to you shortly after you complete your agreement to take that Charged Service. As a result you do not have the right to cancel your agreement to that Charged Service during the cooling-off period which is provided for certain transactions under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000. If you cancel your Account, or we cancel it for any reason, you remain responsible for performing your obligations under this Agreement, and the rights granted to us under this Agreement in Clause 6 will not be terminated as a result in relation to User Content that remains on Make My Summer at the time.

6. Intellectual Property

By uploading User Content onto Make My Summer, a User expressly grants:

a. to us a non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, show in public and create derivative works from that User Content in any form, anywhere, and waive all moral rights (namely, the right to be identified as the author, and the right to integrity, of the User Content) and undertake that all such moral rights have been waived in respect of the User Content; and b. to other Users the non-exclusive, personal, non-transferable right to view the relevant User Content on one device (being the device on or to which it is originally viewed or downloaded). You acknowledge that all copyright, trade marks, and other intellectual property rights in and relating to Make My Summer (including the material which is contributed by Users) are owned by, or licensed to, us. It is easy to copy material which appears on web-sites, but this does not mean it is legal. Therefore, no-one may copy, distribute, show in public or create any derivative work from Make My Summer, or any of the material which is found on Make My Summer unless properly licensed to do so by us.

7. Privacy policy.

Our privacy policy forms part of this Agreement, and by agreeing to this Agreement, you also give your consent to the way we may handle your personal data in that policy. The privacy policy can be found in the Support & Information section of the Make My Summer website.

8. Our Role.

The Internet – and Make My Summer, as one small part of it – is an empowering medium that allows users to interact with one another. You, whether you are a User or just a non-User who visits Make My Summer, acknowledge that we are not and cannot be responsible for the behaviour of Users - whether on Make My Summer or outside of it. In particular, you should be aware that we do not generally pre-screen or monitor User Content. Accordingly, you acknowledge that you may encounter User Content that breaches the requirements of this Agreement or is objectionable. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for User Content, including as to its accuracy, completeness or usefulness.See further Clause 11 below. We are not a party to, and shall not be involved in or responsible for, transactions, agreements and/or disputes between Users, or between Users and third parties, arising in connection with the use of Make My Summer. Without limiting the above, please note that we have no responsibility for Advice and other content contributed by Advisers. Where an individual item of Advice is stated to be provided by Make My Summer – such as a Make My Summer Training Plan – please note that this will have been contributed by an Adviser. In each case, you must ensure that you read and comply with the specific terms and conditions and guidance that relates to the relevant Advice. Those terms and conditions and guidance will bind you.

9. Operation and unavailability of Make My Summer services.

We reserve the right to withdraw or modify one or more aspects of Make My Summer, or the entirety of it, where we have legal or commercial reasons to do so.

There may also be times when Make My Summer or User Content becomes inaccessible as a result of technical difficulties experienced by the Provider or on the Internet; we will, however, use reasonable skill and care to overcome these difficulties where they are within our control. Please note, however, that we cannot guarantee continuous access to Make My Summer and or User Content.

We will strive to ensure that the periods of planned unavailability, which you will be informed of when you access Make My Summer at the relevant time, are kept to a reasonable minimum.

For security or other reasons, we may require you to change password or other information which facilitates access to Make My Summer; however, we will never ask you for your password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and any additional identifying information.

10. Software.

During the term of this Agreement, we will make available to Users the ability to use certain Make My Summer and third party software (collectively, the "Licensed Material"). It is to be used in accordance with our FAQs and other service documentation available on the Make My Summer site. The Licensed Material may not be copied or distributed, or used for any purpose other than using Make My Summer in accordance with this Agreement. You may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any of the Licensed Material, save to the extent expressly permitted by applicable law. Third party software and associated documentation comprised in the Licensed Material is subject to the licensing conditions imposed by the proprietors of that software.

11. Misuse.

We reserve the right (a) to suspend or terminate any User's access to Make My Summer, or parts of it, and/or (b) to remove from access via Make My Summer any User Content (and any other User Content apparently controlled by the same User), if the relevant User or User Content appears to us to be in breach of any provision of this Agreement. It is each User's obligation to ensure that User Content uploaded onto Make My Summer by such User or associated with such User's Account, the use and exploitation of it under this Agreement and any communication made through or in connection with Make My Summer:

a. does not infringe the rights of any third parties or any laws or regulations, including (in the European Union) the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications (2002/58/EC), the Electronic Commerce Directive (00/31/EC) and the Distance Selling Directive (97/7/EC), and any national implementations thereof, in any country where any message is originated or delivered;

b. is not defamatory, offensive, or abusive or of an obscene, indecent or menacing nature;

c. is not intended or likely to cause needless annoyance, inconvenience or distress to any person;

d. does not contains any defamatory or racist material, or depict or advocate drug taking, violence or the use of weapons, or include abundant or gratuitous swearing or coarse language;

e. does not contain any computer virus, macro virus, Trojan horse, worm, or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt, or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer or to surreptitiously intercept, access without authority, or expropriate any system, data or personal information;

f. does not contravene any applicable law or regulation (including, but not limited to, laws governing consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, false advertising and privacy);

g. does not breach the rights of any person or entity (including copyright and any rights or expectations of privacy), and has the prior documented consent of all persons appearing in the User Content;

h. does not advertise any goods or services, unless you are separately permitted to do so by us.

If you – whether you are a User or a non-User who visits Make My Summer or a User Content – see or experience anything in a User Content, or any content, activity or communication undertaken or appearing on, through or in connection with a User Content, that appears to infringe the above, we would like you to inform us at reportaconcern@Makemysummer.com.

12. Contact from third parties.

If anyone contacts us in relation to your User Content or content, activity or communication undertaken or appearing on, through or in connection with it, then you agree: a. to provide all reasonable information and assistance we may require in connection with responding to that contact; and b. to respond promptly and accurately to it, should we pass the message to you for a response.

13. Additional services.

We or our affiliates may offer new or additional services through Make My Summer from time to time. Your use of those services may be subject to additional terms and conditions, which you must comply with. Provided that those terms are notified to you on Make My Summer in an appropriate manner (as determined by us in our reasonable discretion) when you agree to take those services, any failure by you to comply with a material provision of the terms governing those services will amount to a breach of this Agreement.

14. Liability.

a. We warrant that Make My Summer will be provided with reasonable care and skill with the intention of meeting our specifications for Make My Summer, but:

1. as indicated above, note that Make My Summer is a beta service, and that aspects of the service that are not completely final, may have bugs or be difficult to use; and

2. we cannot and do not guarantee that Make My Summer will meet your requirements, including (without limitation) as to the availability or speed of delivery of any User Content.

b. Provider shall be liable as expressly provided in this Agreement, but shall have no other obligation, duty or liability whatsoever in contract, tort (including negligence, breach of statutory duty and any other tort) or otherwise.

c. Nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or restrict our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.

d. Subject always to sub-Clause e. below, Provider shall be liable for direct loss or damage only, whether in contract, tort (including negligence, breach of statutory duty or other tort) or otherwise, and whether caused by its act or omission or that of its employees, agents or subcontractors. Provider's aggregate liability during any successive period of twelve months, the first of which shall be deemed to begin on the date when you obtain your Account (each a "Year"), shall be limited to whichever is the greater of:

i. £10 (ten pounds); or

ii. The aggregate of the amounts you have paid to us (not to third parties) for Charged Services during that Year.

e. We will not be liable to you or anyone else, whether in contract, tort (including negligence, breach of statutory duty or other tort) or otherwise:

i. for any loss of revenue, business, anticipated savings or profits, or

ii. for any indirect, special or consequential loss damage, costs or other claims,

howsoever caused or arising, whether through non-supply or late supply of the Make My Summer service or other non-performance of this Agreement or otherwise.

f. Except as expressly stated elsewhere in this Agreement, all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms, whether express or implied (by common law, statute, collaterally or otherwise) are hereby excluded, except in the case of fraud, or where such exclusion is not permitted by law.

g. For the avoidance of doubt, Provider will not have liability to you or any other person in respect of User Content or content, or any activity or communication undertaken or appearing on, through or in connection with User Content.

h. The provisions of this Clause 14 shall survive the termination or expiry of this Agreement.

15. Indemnity.

a. Each party ("indemnifier") shall respectively, as provided in

i. and ii. below, indemnify the other party ("indemnified") against all costs, claims, expenses and liabilities arising out of any action, demand, allegation or proceeding by any person or entity (including, without limitation, any regulator) based on:

i. indemnification by Provider: an allegation that the use or possession by you of the Licensed Material in accordance with Clause 10 above infringes the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third party; or

ii. indemnification by User: an allegation which, if proved, would show that a breach of Clause 6 or Clause 11 above had occurred.

b. Indemnification under sub-Clause a. above is conditional upon the indemnified:

i. notifying the indemnifier promptly upon being notified or becoming aware of any matter which may be indemnifiable by the indemnifier under that sub-Clause;

ii. giving to the indemnifier the entire control of the defence and settlement of such matter; provided the indemnifier gives to the indemnified upon request reasonable security for the conduct of the matter, in the absence of which the indemnified shall conduct the defence and settlement of the matter in accordance with reasonable instructions given by the indemnifier, subject to the instructions being given as promptly as the indemnified reasonably requires; and

iii. providing to the indemnifier (at the indemnifier's expense) all reasonable assistance requested by indemnifier in connection with such defence and settlement, including (without limitation) by executing documents.

16. Suspension.

In addition to the other rights of suspension specified in this Agreement, Provider is entitled to suspend provision of Make My Summer or the availability of User Content (as the case may be) at any time if:

a. Provider is entitled to terminate this Agreement;

b. Provider is obliged or advised to comply with an order, instruction or request of the government, regulator, court or other competent authority;

c. Provider has cause to believe in its reasonable opinion that you are in breach of any of its obligations under this Agreement; or

d. any payment due to Provider hereunder is outstanding after the due date for payment.

17. Termination.

This Agreement may be terminated by notice as follows:

a. by either party in the event the other has failed to perform any material obligation required to be performed under this Agreement and such failure is not corrected within 30 days from receipt of written notice advising of such failure from the other party, which notice shall make reference to this Clause; or

b. by Provider on 30 days' notice to the User in the event that we withdraw the Make My Summer service, as specified in Clause 4 above.

18. Assignment.

We reserve the right to assign this Agreement, and to assign or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under this Agreement, but will not do so in such a way as to reduce any guarantees you are given under this Agreement. You may not without the written consent of Provider assign or dispose of this Agreement, nor subcontract any of your rights and obligations under it.

19. Entire Agreement.

This Agreement is intended to contain your entire agreement with us relating to Make My Summer; we believe it to be fair and reasonable. It replaces all earlier agreements and understandings with you relating to Make My Summer, except for any fraud or fraudulent representation by either of us. No oral explanation or oral information given by any party shall alter the interpretation of this Agreement. A person who is not a party to this Agreement has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to rely upon or enforce any term of this Agreement, save that each third party supplier of an aspect of Make My Summer shall benefit from such rights.

20. Changes to this Agreement.

Provider reserves the right to change this Agreement from time to time, and post the new version on Make My Summer. When we do so, we will notify you of the fact that there are changed terms on the user home page as seen following logon (at www.makemysummer.com), and the new version of these terms and conditions will take effect, and will govern all Make My Summer services and your relationship with us:

a. commencing seven days after the date of posting (or such later date as we indicate in the relevant posting), if any of the changes is to an operative provision of this Agreement which is capable of adversely affecting you; if you do not wish to be governed by the new version of the Agreement, you may notify us on or before the date when the new version of the Agreement is to take effect, and from that date you must cease to use Make My Summer; or

b. immediately upon the date of posting (or such later date as we indicate in the relevant posting), if the changes are not to operative provisions, or not capable of adversely affecting you - examples of which would include, without limitation, changes to contact details referred to, or the refinement (or simplification) of provisions that are already included, in this Agreement, or the reduction of the minimum age Users must be in order to obtain an Account..

21. General.

In the event that any term of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable by judicial decree or decision, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain valid and enforceable. You and Provider are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by this Agreement. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

22. Law.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

23. Keeping this Agreement.

We don't separately file the individual Agreements entered into by members when they register for Make My Summer. You can access it from the Support & Information section on the Make My Summer website. Please make a durable copy of this Agreement by printing and/or saving a downloaded copy on your own computer. It is offered in English only.

24. Contact.

The Provider is Make My Summer and our registered address isSt Brandon's House, 29 Great George St, Bristol, BS1 5QT. Please note that all notices under this Agreement are to be sent and received by email. For this purpose, your notices should be sent to info@makemysummer.com and we will send our notices to you at the email address you notify to use when you register as a User as changed subsequently in your Account details.