TERMS AND CONDITIONS

LAST UPDATED APRIL 10TH 2018

Your use of Our Website, and Our Telephone Booking Service is subject to these terms and conditions together with any additional terms and policies referred to in them ("Our Terms").

Thank you for choosing Massage Me, the best place to book a professional massage in the French alps.

These terms and conditions of service together with any terms and policies referred to in them ("Our Terms") constitute a legally binding agreement between you and Massage Me SARL ("Massage Me", "we", "us" or "our").

Use of our Site

Our Terms govern your use of our website (“Our Website”) and the Services (“Services”). By using Our Site or the Services, you agree to comply with Our Terms.

Please read Our Terms carefully and thoroughly. If you do not accept Our Terms, you must not make a booking through Massage Me for any Massage Treatment.

Personal Data

In order to provide Our Booking Services, we may collect personal data from you. Before making a booking with us please read our privacy policy

Consumer Terms

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 requires Massage Me to give you certain key information for there to be a legally binding contract between you and us. This information is set out below. Details on how to make a booking are set out below. If we wish to change any key information once a legally binding contract is made, we can only do this if you agree to it.

We only conclude contracts in the English language.

Eligible Use

You confirm that you are of legal age to access and use Our Website and/or Our Booking Services and of legal capacity to agree to Our Terms. You are not eligible to use Our Booking Services if you are under the age of 18. We ask that all minors under the age of 16 do not submit any personal information to us. Minors of 16 years old and younger may partake in a treatment by Massage Me only when consent has been given by a parent or guardian.

Our Services

Massage Me provides a booking service (the "Services") for a range of massage therapy treatments ("Massage Treatments") that are performed in each and every case by independent self-employed professional massage therapists ("Independent Therapists"). In providing this booking service, Massage Me acts as the agent of these Independent Therapists. Massage Me has no responsibility for any Massage Treatments which you book through us: we are simply involved with the booking process, as well as providing ancillary services as explained below.

The Services we offer allow you to search through Our Website and purchase Massage Treatments from a number of Independent Therapists. As part of the Services, we also provide some ancillary services such as arranging such bookings and providing you with customer service assistance.

However, as stated above, the contract for the purchase of the Massage Treatments is between you and the Independent Therapists. This means that it is the Independent Therapist (not us) who is legally responsible for providing the Massage Treatments to you. However, Massage Me remain responsible in respect of its obligations to you in accordance with these Terms and Conditions which shall be legally binding. If you have any questions, complaints or requests for refunds, we can be contacted directly via our Customer Service Team. Contact Information is available. Massage Me will remain the point of contact for the Customer for Customer Service questions.

Massage Me shall, if requested, provide intermediary services between you and Independent Therapists in connection with Customer Service or dispute resolution matters.

Booking Process & Payment

You can make a booking through Our Website by choosing an Independent Therapist.

Your payment details will be requested at the time of booking and payment will be collected when you make a booking.

Full payment of the Treatment Fee is due at the time of booking that Massage Treatment with the Independent Therapist through us. Full details of the prices are referred to below.

The Treatment Fee belongs to the Independent Therapist who provides the Massage Treatment. Massage Me collects the Treatment Fee from you as their agent. For each booking made through us, we charge the relevant Independent Therapist an agreed fee (plus any VAT payable thereon) for introducing you to that Independent Therapist ("Our Agent's Fee"). We have an agreement with each Independent Therapist under which we are entitled to deduct Our Agent's Fee from the Treatment Fee paid by you for the Massage Treatment.

By making a booking you agree to provide complete, correct and true information including without limitation billing and payment information.

Once your booking is accepted and confirmed by the Independent Therapist, you will receive confirmation of your appointment by SMS and email.

By making a booking, you are responsible for:

  • Full payment of the applicable Treatment Fee;

  • Ensuring the Independent Therapist has access to your Designated Premises which must, in all cases, represent a suitable space in which the Massage Treatment can be performed, with all appropriate facilities (including, adequate lighting and heating); and

  • Ensuring the health and safety of the Independent Therapist whilst at your Designated Premises.

All Treatment Fees are payable through Our Website or over the telephone as part of our telephone booking service. As noted above, we collect payment of Treatment Fees on behalf of the Independent Therapist to whom we charge Our Agent's Fee.

Prices

Please note that all fees and charges are inclusive of VAT.

The price of Massage Treatments (each a "Treatment Price "and collectively "Treatment Prices") varies according to the type and duration of the Massage Treatment you book and also the location of the premises you have designated for the Massage Treatment to be provided to you by the Independent Therapist ("Designated Premises"). Treatment Prices are set from time to time and the Treatment Price you will be required to pay for a specific Massage Treatment (each a "Treatment Fee "and collectively "Treatment Fees") will be determined by reference to the Treatment Prices in force at the date when that Massage Treatment is booked.

Full treatment menu and prices are are set out on Our Website.

Customer Responsibilities

In addition to the responsibilities noted above, it is your responsibility to provide complete and accurate information at the time of booking. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may result in a rejection of your booking request, cancellation of your booking or an inability of the booked Independent Therapist to provide the Massage Treatment as requested. Such failure may also result in loss or incorrect delivery of your booking confirmation.

Cancellation & Refunds

You acknowledge that you do not have any statutory right to cancel a booking made for a Massage Treatment. However, you have a contractual entitlement to cancel any booking you have made with an Independent Therapist through us in the following circumstances and on the described terms.

Subject to the cancellation being a Late or Very Late Cancellation (as described below), if you change your mind about your booking prior to the agreed appointment start time in that booking ("Massage Appointment Time") then the Independent Therapist will be willing to treat your booking as cancelled (without requiring payment of all or any part of the applicable Treatment Fee and without levying any cancellation fee) if you cancel your booking via Customer Care on +33 (0)4 79 04 20 66:

  • at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the Massage Appointment Time; or

  • if the Massage Appointment Time falls within twenty-four (24) hours of the time of booking, within ten (10) minutes of you having confirmed that you want to make a booking ("Grace Period").

If your cancellation of a booking is:

  • within twenty-four (24) hours of the Massage Appointment Time; or

  • after the Grace Period has elapsed

Then the Independent Therapist will be entitled to retain (or charge, as the case may be) one hundred percent (100%) of the applicable Treatment Fee because your cancellation represents a Very Late Cancellation .

You will also be charged the full Treatment Fee by the Independent Therapist if you:

  1. Cancel a booking other than as permitted above;

  2. Attempt to cancel a booking on or after Massage Appointment Time; or

  3. Fail to attend a booking at the Massage Appointment Time and/or at the Designated Premises.

A cancellation fee is charged in order to compensate the Independent Therapist because it is not reasonable to expect that Independent Therapist to be able to provide Massage Treatments at another booking where you cancel with short or no notice.

Cancellation fees may in our absolute discretion be waived where you have been unable to cancel a booking without incurring the cancellation fee for genuine reasons which were outside of your control. Where cancellation fees are waived by us, we act as agent of the Independent Therapist who is the principal in supplying the Massage Services.

Extensions and Delays

If you wish to extend the time you have booked, the Independent Therapist will endeavour to fulfil your request. This subject to the availability of the Independent Therapist and also payment of an additional charge for the extended time calculated in accordance with the Treatment Prices (each an "Extra Time Charge" and collectively, "Extra Time Charges").

If you are delayed and unable to start the Massage Treatment at the Designated Premises at the Massage Appointment Time by more than 10 minutes then, unless the Independent Therapist agrees to the contrary (which is within the sole discretion of the Independent Therapist):

  • the Independent Therapist is entitled to end the Massage Treatment at the time agreed when the booking was made without making any adjustment to the Treatment Fee to reflect the reduced time of the Massage Treatment; or

  • if you and the Independent Therapist agree to proceed with the Massage Treatment for the full time allotted notwithstanding the delayed start time, then Independent Therapist shall be entitled to receive and you shall be obliged to pay before the relevant Massage Treatment is given, an additional charge calculated at the rate set out with the Treatment Prices for extra time.

We will collect the Extra Time Charges as agent of the Independent Therapists.

Exceptional Circumstances

Every effort is made by the Massage Me team to provide the service booked by you, the customer. However some circumstances beyond are control may prevent this, things such as ( but not limited to) :

  • Adverse or sever weather conditions

  • Road traffic accidents

  • Unforeseen traffic delays

  • Vandalism and terrorism

  • Industrial action by third parties

  • Problems caused by other customers

If it was not possible to provide the booked service at the time requested due to one of the above reasons, Massage Me will try to reschedule your appointment for another time during your current stay. However, if this is not possible, a voucher of equal value to the postponed appointment will be provided for reclamation with Massage Me for up to 1 year.

Massage Me will not incur any liability whatsoever in the event of delay due to circumstances out of there control.

Massage Me Acts Only as an Introducer

Our Booking Services enable those seeking Massage Treatments to book appointments with Independent Therapists seeking to provide such Massage Treatments. Whilst Massage Me interviews and assesses Independent Therapists who wish to provide Massage Treatment, we do not guarantee or warrant, and make no representations regarding the reliability, quality or suitability of Independent Therapists. This is entirely a matter for you. Accordingly, you acknowledge and agree that Massage Me does not have any obligation to conduct any background checks on any Independent Therapist and have no obligation in respect of any service they may provide.

When interacting with any Independent Therapist you should exercise caution and common sense to protect your personal safety, details and property, just as you would when interacting with other persons who are unknown to you.

Promo Codes and Referrals

We may from time to time create and offer promotional codes and referral codes (together "Codes") that can be redeemed on the Site against purchases of Massage Treatments. Codes will only be valid for a period of time stated on or with them.

Codes do not have any cash value. Codes may:

(1) only be used for personal and noncommercial purposes. You can share your unique code with your personal connections via social media where you are the primary content owner. Codes may not be duplicated, sold, transferred, distributed or made available to others online (including through public sites such as coupon sites) or by other means;

(2) not be promoted in any way including via a Search Engine;

(3) not be exchanged for cash;

(4) only be used once and only one Code may be used per person; and

(5) may be subject to specific terms which will be made available by us, and must only be used in accordance with those terms.

Prohibited Use

Our Services are for your personal and non-commercial use and must only be used for the purposes of inquiring about or making bookings for Massage Treatments as expressly described above. You must not use the Site or the Telephone Booking Services to do any of the following which are strictly prohibited:

  • Engage in any inappropriate behaviour including but not limited to illicit or sexually suggestive remarks, sexual advances, drug use, excessive drinking and/or other inappropriate behaviour;

  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying Our Booking Services;

  • Infringe the privacy rights, property rights, or other civil rights of any person;

  • Harass, abuse, threaten or otherwise infringe or violate the rights of Independent Therapists, Massage Me (including its employees and personnel) or others;

  • Harvest, data-mine or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent;

  • Use technology or other means to access our computer network, unauthorised content or non-public spaces;

  • Introduce or attempt to introduce any viruses or any other harmful code, files or programs that interrupt or otherwise or limit Our Booking Services functionality;

  • Damage, disable or otherwise impair our servers or networks or attempt to do the same; and

  • Engage in or encourage others to engage in criminal or unlawful conduct or breach these Terms including misuse of Our Booking Services for unlawful or unauthorised purposes.

You agree not to breach these Terms in any way which may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your access to Our Booking Services.

Intellectual Property

MASSAGE ME, the Massage Me logo, brand and all other intellectual property rights, trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Our Website and/or the Services (whether registered or unregistered) belong to us or our licensors (as are applicable) and are protected by intellectual property law. Nothing in these Terms grants you any rights in the Site or Booking Services or the content within the same. All rights are reserved.

Disclaimer

As noted above, we introduce individuals seeking Massage Treatments to Independent Therapists seeking to provide such Massage Treatments. We are not liable or responsible for the fulfilment of any booking or the performance of the Independent Therapist. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for addressing any claims you have as regards any Independent Therapist or any Massage Treatments, however we do try to assist by providing the intermediary services around resolving disputes and complaints as mentioned above.

Our Services are for General Information Only

Content on Our Website which is made available as part of Our Booking Services is provided for your general information purposes only. Nothing contained on Our Website or communicated any other way as part of Our Booking Services constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice, opinion or guidance of any kind. We are not a healthcare provider nor do we provide medical advice or medical treatment. References in Our Website and elsewhere to "Treatment" and "Therapy" or any similar terms do not refer to medical treatment or medical therapy. The information presented on Our website and otherwise as part of Our Booking Services is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of professional medical care. Should you have a medical issue you should always consult with a qualified medical professional.

We Cannot Guarantee our WebSite or the Services

We make no warranty or guarantee that Our Website or any other aspect of Our Booking Services is suitable for your intended use, error-free, timely, reliable, entirely secure, virus-free or available. We make no guarantee of particular results or outcomes by use of Our Website or any other aspect of Our Booking Services.

Nothing in Our Terms will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit and nothing in Our Terms will exclude or limit our liability in respect of any: death or personal injury caused by the negligence of Massage Me, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by Massage Me, or any matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for Massage Me to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.

We are not liable or responsible for any errors in or failure to provide Our Booking Services due to your error or failure to provide accurate and complete information.

Whilst we make every effort to ensure that Our Booking Services are available, we do not represent, warrant or guarantee in any way the continued availability at all times or the uninterrupted use by you of Our Booking Services. We reserve the right to suspend or cease the operation of all or part of Our Booking Services from time to time at our sole discretion.

Use of Our Site and the Services is on an "as-is" and "as available" basis. To the maximum extent permitted at law in no event shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, loss of data, lost revenues, loss of goodwill, loss of anticipated saving or profits, or arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the site or services, or with the delay or inability to use the site or services, or with the provision of or failure to provide the site or services.

Indemnity

You agree to defend and indemnify us from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of, or access to Our Booking Services and otherwise from your violation of Our Terms.

Modification & Termination

We may modify Our Terms or terminate use of Our Booking Services at any time by giving notice of termination to you. The Treatment Prices may also change from time to time. We may also change, suspend, terminate or discontinue any aspect of Our Booking Services including availability of certain features at any time for any reason.

Severability

If any provision of Our Terms is deemed or becomes invalid, the validity of the other provisions shall not be affected.

Governing Law & Jurisdiction

You agree that Our Terms for all purposes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You also agree, subject to the following clause, to submit to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of the English courts as regards any claim or matter arising under these Terms.

Please email info@massage-me.com for any other enquiries.