This waiver of liability and data protection declaration must be signed and handed over to the tour operator by all participants and is part of the travel contract (see also General Terms and Conditions §11-13).
This event is an experience and adventure trip, a trip with an expedition character or other event with a sport and adventure character. With such trips and events there are special risks for the participants, their equipment and vehicles – both their own and those possibly borrowed from the organizer. Means of transport include land, water and air vehicles of all kinds, regardless of whether they are motorized, powered by muscle power or using external forces.
Despite careful and caring care, an increased risk of illness, accidents and injuries (risk of falling, avalanches, falling rocks, landslides, crevasses, altitude sickness, cold damage, infections, tree felling, hazards due to natural events, bad weather, animals, plants, etc.) and other dangers that cannot be foreseen due to the nature of the trips as adventure trips) are not completely reduced and excluded.
It should also be noted that in nature, especially in remote regions (especially without a connection for mobile phones), there are only very limited rescue and / or medical treatment options due to technical or logistical difficulties.
Each participant is expected to show a considerable degree of personal responsibility and prudence, adequate preparation of their own travel arrangements, but also an increased willingness to take risks. It is therefore strongly recommended that the customer deal intensively (e.g. by studying the relevant specialist literature) with the requirements and risks that may be associated with the program he has booked. The participant is responsible for compliance with all legal regulations of the country of travel, in particular the passport, visa, foreign exchange, customs, vaccination, health, traffic and insurance regulations of the country of travel. The participants declare that they have taken out adequate insurance cover (persons and vehicle) for this trip and that their physical condition and personal abilities are sufficient to participate in this event. The driver of the vehicle declares that he is the owner and keeper of the vehicle, or the keeper and owner has given him permission to participate in this event with this vehicle under these conditions of participation.
In hikes and mountain climbs, boat and white water rides, bicycle, cross-country and enduro tours, sledge, snowmobile and quad excursions, helicopter and airplane trips, optional excursions, sporting activities and all kinds of events or activities that involve If there are particular risks involved, participants take part at their own risk. You are solely responsible under civil and criminal law for all damage caused by you and by you or the vehicles you use. The participants, as well as, in the case of vehicles, the vehicle keepers and owners, waive any right of action or recourse against the organizer, his agents, helpers, authorities, departments and any other persons for all damage or accidents suffered in connection with the event, that are related to the organization and implementation of the event, provided the damage or accident is not based on intent or gross negligence.
Parents are responsible for supervising their children. Parents are responsible for their children.
For various unpredictable reasons there may be deviations from the planned itinerary. The organiser’s instructions must be followed. In this case there is no entitlement to compensation or a reduction in the travel price. The travel / expedition management has the greatest interest in making this event as safe and successful as possible.
With their signature, the participants confirm that they have read this instruction; they are aware of the dangers of this event and they consciously accept them.
The trips include components such as trips on and off paved roads, also outside of the provisions of the respective home country of the travel participants and outside of EU regulations: driving through all kinds of terrain obstacles with the participants’ own vehicles or vehicles of the tour operator, journeys on paths that are seldom are driven on and which are not or only rarely repaired, routes without winter service, cross-country driving off-road, driving on narrow paths without edge protection, driving on difficult to assess soil conditions, driving on steep slopes and crossing rivers with vehicles, crossing desert areas , Activities when recovering stuck vehicles, removing obstacles on the route such as fallen trees, stones, remains of snow, camp activities, overnight stays in the open air, etc.
The route and organizational knowledge of the RV acquired during an event is the result of many years of professional experience and has been carefully selected and compiled, we claim copyright for this compilation. Route data and GPS coordinates are the intellectual property of backcountry expeditions and may not be published or used commercially by tour guides or customers. In the event of non-compliance, the RV is to be reimbursed for damages in the full amount of the income generated, but at least three times the travel amount of the respective trip is due.
All of the data collected by the RV, which the traveler has forwarded to the RV as part of their travel registration, is used exclusively for customer care and travel management and internally for customer loyalty purposes. The personal data made available to the RV will only be stored, processed and protected in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act within the scope of the purpose of the contract.
Photo and video recordings
Pictures will be taken during the event. In the following, we will inform you about the type and purpose of the image acquisition, the legal basis and your rights.
The images are used for the following purposes: Providing the images to the participants; Internal image database or image archive; Use in the internal network (intranet); Provision to sponsors / partners; Presentation and promotion of our own services; References to further and similar events; Our own print media and comparable publications; Advertising purposes (e.g. image film); Public coverage of the event; Public relation; Use on our website; Posting on social media; Publication on TV / television; Image database or image archive that is accessible and usable for everyone (e.g. image download area with a selection of media for reporting purposes).
Publication under open licenses (e.g. Creative Commons): Publication and / or distribution under open licenses (e.g. “Creative Commons licenses”) or in the public domain; Use by press and media; Commercial use, e.g. in stock image archives; Artistic purposes; Reference for photographer; Use in video productions; Video coverage of the event; Use for teaching / teaching; Yearbooks and comparable records; School newspaper; Lecture and demonstration purposes.
Type of recordings: photographs and video recordings.
Legal basis of the recordings: Legitimate interests in the use of the recordings for the aforementioned purposes in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f., 85 GDPR in connection with §§ 22, 23 KUG.
Retention period of the image recordings: The image recordings are kept for as long as is necessary for the aforementioned purposes. The image recordings can be stored internally without restriction, e.g. to secure legal claims under copyright law by providing evidence of original recordings and also for reasons of historical documentation. In the case of publication, the recordings can be published as long as the respective publication medium, article or contribution is publicly accessible.
Notes on third-party photographs: Photographs can also be taken by the participants of the event on their own responsibility. We ask the participants to show mutual consideration for their personal rights. Media representatives can be on site during the event and take responsibility for taking pictures.
Minors and public figures: We ask you to be particularly considerate of minors and not to photograph them or only with the consent of their legal guardians, or in the case of young people from the age of 16 with their consent. Fellow travelers who are in “public” life are asked to inform the RV of the privacy that has to be observed.
Your rights: You can assert your right to information or correction, deletion and restriction of the processing of the photographs and you can complain to the responsible supervisory authority. You can object to the processing of recordings and data that concern you at any time.