Terms & Conditions of use

These terms and conditions (“T&C”) applies to the use of this website (“Website”) and sets the general terms and conditions of your use of the www.istaa.org and any of its products or membership services (collectively, “Website” or “Services”).

The Website is owned and operated by International Sports Travel Agencies Association (i.s.t.a.a.), c/o Libra Law SA – Maison du Sport International, Avenue de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland („we“ or „us“).

By using this Website, you expressly accept all terms and conditions contained here in full. If you have any objection to any of the T&C, you should refrain from the Website usage.

We can supplement or amend the T&C at any time at our own discretion. The applicable version of the T&C is the one which can be found on the Website.

Applicable Law

Use of this Website is subject to Swiss law, which shall govern the interpretation, application and effect of all the terms and conditions of use set out above.

Accounts and membership

When you create an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with it.

Any user ID and password you may have for this Website are confidential and you must maintain confidentiality of such information.

Providing false contact information of any kind may result in the termination of your account. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security.

We will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

User content

We do not own any data, information or material (“Content”) that you submit on the Website in the course of using the Service. You shall have sole responsibility for the legality, accuracy, quality, integrity, reliability, appropriateness, and intellectual property of all submitted Content.

We reserve the right to monitor Content on the Website submitted or created by you. Unless specifically permitted by our statutes or you, your use of the Website does not grant us the license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish or distribute the Content created by you or stored in your user account for commercial, marketing or any similar purpose.

You grant us permission to access, copy, distribute, store, transmit, reformat, display and perform the Content of your user account solely as required for the purpose of providing the Services to you.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, we have the right to, in our own discretion, refuse or remove any Content that, in our opinion, violates any of our policies or is in any way harmful or objectionable. We will report any breach of the law to the appropriate authorities.


We perform regular backups of the Website and Content in accordance with our policies and will do our best to ensure completeness and accuracy of these backups. In the event of the hardware failure or data loss we will restore backups automatically to minimize the impact and downtime.

Links to other websites

Although this Website may contain links to other websites, we are not, directly or indirectly, implying any approval, association, sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation with any linked website, unless specifically stated.

We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any businesses or individuals or the content (including misrepresentative or defamatory content) of their websites.

We do not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, services, and content of any other third-parties, including any advertising, products or other materials or services on / or available from such websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with the use of any such content, goods or services available on such external websites or resources.

You should carefully review the legal statements and other conditions of use of any website which you access through a link from this Website. Your linking to any other off-site websites is at your own risk.


The Information on this Website could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. We always take reasonable efforts to ensure that the Information is accurate at the time of inclusion. However, like any printed material, the Information may be out of date at the time of access by the visitor. We are not liable for any error or omission in, or any failure to update, such Information and any decisions based on the Information are the sole responsibility of the visitor.

Prohibited uses

In addition to other terms you are prohibited from using the Website or its Content:

  • for any unlawful purpose;
  • to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts;
  • to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances;
  • to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others;
  • to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability;
  • to submit false or misleading information;
  • to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Website and / or Service, other websites, or the Internet;
  • to collect or track the personal information of others;
  • to spam, phish, pharm etc.; or
  • for any obscene or immoral purpose.

We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Website or any related Service for violating any of the prohibited uses.

Prohibited or unauthorised use of this Website may give rise to a claim for damages and / or constitute a criminal offence.

Intellectual property rights

This T&C does not transfer to you any intellectual property owned by i.s.t.a.a.or third-parties, including all rights, titles, and interests in and to such property. Downloading or printing materials from this Website does not express or imply the transfer of rights.

Trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with our Website or Services may be the property of other third-parties. Your use of our Website and Services grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any of third-party trademarks.

All copyrights in this Website including text, illustrations, pictures, sound, scripts, animation and other material appearing on this Website belong to their respectful owners. You are permitted to use this material as provided in these T&C and as expressly authorised by its owners.

Limitation of liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will i.s.t.a.a.and its officers, directors and employees be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, cover or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for lost profits, revenue, sales, goodwill, use or content, impact on business, business interruption, loss of anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity) however caused, under any theory of liability, including, without limitation, contract, tort, warranty, breach of statutory duty, negligence or otherwise.

Data communication over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be error-free and / or available at all times with the current technology (hardware and / or software). Therefore, we are neither liable for the continuous and uninterrupted availability of the Website, nor for technical and electronic errors beyond our control.

Links on this Website to other websites are provided solely for your information and we are not responsible or liable for the availability of such external websites or sources. The content accessible on such websites or sources is not our own, and any liability or warranty for this is excluded.


You agree to indemnify to the fullest extent and hold i.s.t.a.a.and its officers, directors and employees safe from and against any liabilities, losses, damages or costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred in connection with or arising from any third-party allegations, claims, actions, disputes, or demands asserted against any of them as a result of or relating to your Content, your use of the Website or Services or any misconduct on your part.


All rights and restrictions contained in this T&C may be exercised and shall be applicable and binding only to the extent that they do not violate any applicable laws and are intended to be limited to the extent necessary so that they will not render this T&C illegal, invalid or unenforceable.

If any provision of this T&C should be held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under any applicable law, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not render these T&C unenforceable or invalid as a whole, and such provisions shall be deleted without affecting the remaining provisions.

Changes and amendments

We reserve the right to modify this T&C or its policies relating to the Website or Services at any time. When we do we will post a notification on the main page of our Website.

Continued use of the Website after any such changes constitutes your consent to such changes.

Acceptance of these terms and conditions

You acknowledge that you have read this T&C and agree to all its terms and conditions. By using the Website or its Services you agree to be bound by this T&C.

If you have any questions about this T&C please contact us.

This document was last updated on September 17, 2018.