Chicago Homestay Terms and Conditions
Please read the following terms & conditions for using our website https://www.chicagohomestays.org.
Use of our website constitutes acceptance of all terms & conditions stated here. If you do not agree please refrain from using our service and website.
We reserve the right to update and amend these terms & conditions at any time. When changes are made we will reflect this on the site. It is your responsibility to read the terms & conditions regularly.
By using the website, private third parties (guests) can book accommodation with a homestay host service provider (hosts). Hosts trade on their own behalf.
All services provided by Chicago Homestay are provided 'as is'. This means that Chicago Homestay assumes no responsibility for the timeliness of communications, the misdelivery of information, the availability of the service, or the misconduct of any of its members.
Chicago Homestay acts as an intermediary for the services provided. Chicago Homestay is not a party included in the agreement between the guest and the service provider and has no responsibility or liability to the user (whether the user is a guest or a service provider) in respect of the terms of the contract.
Chicago Homestay assumes no responsibility for the content of any of the data held by Chicago Homestay. Members are responsible for ensuring that the information that is entered does not breach any copyright, intellectual property, obscenity or other laws relating to the written word in printed or electronic form.
Chicago Homestay offers free registration for guests and hosts. Hosts must have had at least one month paid listing to be shown on the site. A paid listing provides additional features for a fee of either $9.95 or $15.95 per month - depending upon the level chosen by the user. Payments are handled by a PayPal or Stripe subscription agreement recurring each month. A host can switch between a paid and free listing at any time. There is no contracted period.
Terms of payment to the host are agreed directly between the guest and the host.
Chicago Homestay reserves the right to change the fees charged or introduce fees for any of the services at any time. If we introduce a new service, the fees for that service are effective at the launch of the service, unless otherwise stated.
An arrangement between host and guest is a private transaction to which Chicago Homestay has no involvement, liability nor receives commission.
Once a payment for an upgraded listing is complete, you will get immediate access to the upgraded services and we will generally do not refund any such payment under any circumstances including, without limitation, if Chicago Homestay terminates your access to the website or the Services for breaching these Terms and Conditions of Use. Rare exceptions may be allowed where we can see evidence that the user has not made use of the upgraded services, such as not contacting other users.
By accepting these terms and conditions, hosts agree to supply their guests with the following:
These facilities are mandatory and without them a host cannot register with Chicago Homestay.
Chicago Homestay also gives hosts the opportunity to provide meals to guests during the registration process.
In the event of sale, merger, acquisition or liquidation of Chicago Homestay, we reserve all rights to transfer all information provided by the host to the acquiring party or legal successor.
Chicago Homestay will not make your email address and other information available to any third party. A host's email address, password and address are not shown on the host's profile page. The host's phone number is only shown on their profile page if they expressly choose.
Chicago Homestay does not store your credit card details at any stage. All payments are made using a secure PayPal or Stripe website.
Chicago Homestay collects and uses your information to operate this website and deliver the services you have requested. By visiting Chicago Homestay.com and providing Chicago Homestay with personal information, you are accepting and consenting to Chicago Homestay using your information to inform you of other products or services available from Chicago Homestay.
Chicago Homestay reserves the right to translate any collected data (interests of guests and service providers, service scope, etc.) into the languages in which Chicago Homestay is available.
You expressly understand and agree that:
You agree to use the Chicago Homestay website at your own risk. Therefore, Chicago Homestay is not liable to any party in contract, or negligence for damage, claim, loss, costs or expenses, specifically for:
You expressly understand and agree that:
Our website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content on these sites.
The Terms and Conditions above and any contract entered into pursuant to these Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia.
If you have any questions in regards to the Terms and Conditions or your personal information, please contact us.