These Terms and Conditions settle the rules for using the website www.sofiatrip.com as well as the relationship between the company “City Tour’’ Ltd., VAT130923231, withan address of settlement and management 6 Stara Planina str., Sofia 1000 , and the Users, using the services offered on the website sofiatrip.com, as the Users are offered the opportunity for online purchasing of tourism services such as: single and multi-day overnight trips with transportation, transfers /by car, minibus, bus, plane/,mountain hiking and walking tours out in nature, tours that include meals /gourmet, local cuisine/, tours which include wine tasting, guided tours that include visiting museums, galleries, art and public institutions and buildings, tours which include art program ( folklore dance, folklore songs, performances by local and foreign artists/, hotel accommodation, rent-a-car with a driver-shared or private /transfer/, sport and adventure tours-including paragliding, rafting, velotours, tours that include escape rooms visit, combined tours et al.
The materials on this website are protected by intellectual property laws. Any unauthorized use of: the name of the website (www.sofiatrip.com), its trademark as a verbal and/or figurative element “DayTrips”, copyright on texts, images or the design of the website, business models, implemented in the source code or other objects of intellectual property, is considered an offence and the respective legal authorities will be.
If you, as a User, do not agree to be bound with the following Terms and Conditions, please discontinue using the website sofiatrip.com.
The company ‘’City Tour”Ltd. informs you how to use the website www.sofiatrip.comin an accessible way and gives you the right to make an informed, conscious choice whether to sign this agreement or not.
By using this website, you agree to comply with and be bound by the following Terms and Conditions. Please review the following terms carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not use this website.
In these Terms and Conditions, unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the meanings assigned to them below.
2. “City Tour’’ Ltd., VAT130923231, witha registered address at 6 Stara Planina str., Sofia 1000 , is a company, trading under the Bulgarian Law, and the owner of the internet platform sofiatrip.com, hereinafter called The Tour Operator.
3. The users of this website are private individuals and/or legal entities who access the sofiatrip.com via a web browser and can also be classified as customers. They are also representatives of the information society, and hereinafter will be referred to as Users or the Users.
The term „User” includes all types of usage of the site, as well as by individualswho wish to purchasesingle and multi-day overnight trips with transportation, transfers /by car, minibus, bus, plane/,mountain hiking and walking tours out in nature, tours that include meals /gourmet, local cuisine/, tours which include wine tasting, guided tours that include visiting museums, galleries, art and public institutions and buildings, tours which include art program ( folklore dance, folklore songs, performances by local and foreign artists/, hotel accommodation, rent-a-car with a driver-shared or private /transfer/, sport and adventure tours-including paragliding, rafting, velotours, tours that include escape rooms visit, combined tours et al, as well as by legal entities, seeking general information about the services we offer because of subjective interest or for professional purposes.
4. “Electronic statement” is a verbal statement, presented in digital form by a generally adopted standard for transformation, reading and visual presentation of the information.
5. IP address is a unique identification number attached to a User’s device, Internet page or resource in a way that allows it to be localized in the global internet network.
6. “Hyperlink” or just “link” is a connection, denoted on a particular webpage that provides direct access to another webpage, information resource or object through standardized protocols.
7. “Misuse” or “Malicious acts” are acts or omissions that violate the internet etiquette, civil law, current Terms and Conditions and/or causing damage to persons, connected to the internet or associated networks, sending unsolicited emails, also known as unwanted commercial emails according to e-commerce rules and regulations (SPAM, JUNK MAIL), overloading the systems (FLOOD), gaining access to resources using third party rights and passwords, taking advantage of system failures for personal gain or for obtaining information (HACK),performing actionsthat can be as qualified as industrial espionage or sabotage, damaging and destructing of systems and information arrays (CRACK) , sending Trojan horses or transmitting viruses or installing systems for remote access, disrupting and restricting the use of the internet and the associated networks by otherUsers, using a large number of materials on the website for a purpose that is not educational and for commercial purpose and/or any other use than the intended by this site gain and that includes providing, copying and reproducing of content to third party websites and sources, as well as any legal actions intendingto infringe intellectual property rights, copyright, trademark, design, logotypes or other types of copyrightimages, as well as any other actions that can be classified as a crime or an administrative violation under Bulgarian or any other applicable law.
8. “Web page” is part of a website that can be regarded as a composite or a separate
9. "Website" is the distinct place in the global Internet network, available through its unified Uniform Resource Locator (URL)and accessed with Hypertext Transfer Protocol(HTTP) or Secure (HTTPS) and containing files, programs, text, sound, picture, image, hyperlinks or other materials and resources.
10. Information system is a device or an integrated set of devices intended for storing, collecting and distributing electronic data.
11. A Password is a string of characters such as letters, numbers and symbols that along with a username or an email is used as a secret key to enter the User’s profile
12. "Server" is a device or a system of connected devices that has a system software installed to perform tasks related to storing, processing, receiving, or transmitting information.
13. “Material” means anything that is subject to copyright, including any information such as text, image, audio or video, photographs, graphics, database and source code that is available on sofiatrip.com, and that can be reproduced and distributed by electronic means or by cable to third parties.
14. “Database” is a collection of independent works, data or other materials which are arranged in a systematic or methodical way and are individually accessible by electronic or other means and are considered information resources of sofiatrip.com
15. “Accidental event” is a circumstance of extraordinary nature, unforeseen at the time of the conclusion of the contract which makes its implementation objectively impossible.
16. “Commercial communications” is any form of communication designed to promote, directly or indirectly, the goods, services or image of a person, pursuing a commercial or craft activity or exercising a regulated profession.
II. Registration of a User. Agreement to the general Terms and Conditions. Conclusion of a contract for a service.
17. Purchasing the service is made bycompleting the following steps: selecting a product from the catalogue, choosing the number of travelers /any amendment in the number of travelers results in a change in price, price goes down with each new traveler added/, confirming your choice and adding the product to the “basket” or “cart”
The User has the option to register in the database of the site and become a registered User by voluntarily submitting his/her personal details-email, name, telephone number, pick-up address (for the tour)
City Tour Ltd. is a registered operator of personal data. Even if not registered, the User is still eligible to make a booking by providing his/her personal details- email address, name, and telephone number, however these are not stored in the database with registered Users and he/she does not receive marketing communications by email for upcoming tour etc. After choosing a product and submitting his/her personal details, the User needs to choose a method of payment-via PayPal system,(business account registered on City Tour Ltd) or on the spot, at the start of the chosen tour.
18. These Terms and Conditions constitute a legally binding contract for the provision of information and/or the conclusion of an online transaction for the purchase of a specific tourist service. The contract is concluded and is legally binding for every visitor/User, who has booked a service and the Tour Operator.
19. By opening, browsing and/or using sofiatrip.com the User/visitor acknowledges to have read and understood the procedures and agrees to be bound by the general Terms. The service contract may (but not necessarily) be stored by the Tour Operator and in such case it is an electronic document.
20. By signing this contract, the User agrees that each text, photograph, design, image, advertising banners, audio or video files, database and source code that are on this site, are subject to copyright of City Tour Ltd. Therefore, copyright content cannot be copied, redistributed, reproduced, borrowed and modified under any insignificant forms, in any manner, without the consent of City Tour Ltd and after payment of the respective copyright fee.
21. If proven that the User is using any copyright material, that is intellectual property of sofiatrip.comand reproducing it for commercial purpose or using it in any manner that is not compliant with the purpose of sofiatrip.com; using it for commercial gain and/or any purpose that includes providing, copying and reproducing any content of sofiatrip.com to third party sites and sources as well as any violation of the rules and regulations set forth in these Terms and Conditions, then the User/visitor owes a compensation for breach of the sale contract that amounts to the revenue of the Tour Operator as shown on the account balance for the period of time the site was in use by the User, and this clause does not exclude an option for regressive copyright claims on the User.
22. In case of a violation and a failure to comply with the obligations set forth in these Terms and Conditions and/or with the Bulgarian legislation, the Tour Operator has the right, but not the obligation to terminate the contract for online sale of tourist services by unilateral written notice sent to the email of the User, without giving additional term for execution.
23. “City Tour” LTD is a registered personal data operator under number 1176.
24. The Tour operator is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal data, provided by Users online through the completed booking applications. Disclosure of personal data is possible in cases when it is requested by state authorities or officials, authorized by the law to require and collect information, containing personal data and in compliance with the statutory order.
25. The Tour Operator reserves the right to record, store and use any information about the Users, necessary to identify them and reproduce the statement for agreement with the Terms and Conditions.
26. Each visitor is eligible to become a registered User by providing the following personal details:
1) gender, name, email, password, date of birth; opting whether to receive a newsletter; opting whether to receive special offers from site partners/marketing messages/.
2) Users can register with their Facebook or Google account. This data is used to verify the identity of the User. In case the username is already taken (there is another User with the same name), the User is immediately notified thereof and asked try a new user name that is not taken. The User undertakes not to provide his/her user name and password to third persons, and if this is the case, he/she bears full responsibility for the actions of that person, accepting that the said actions are to be considered as committed in his/her name and on his/her behalf. The Tour Operator shall not be held responsible for damages incurred to the User as a result of an unauthorized use of his username and password by third parties.
27. The User agrees to receive marketing messages from sofiatrip.com via email.
28. The User/visitor can unsubscribe from receiving marketing emails at any time by clicking the button “I do not wish to receive any emails” or by emailing email@example.com
III. Applicability. Change.
29. These Terms and Conditions govern all issues that may arise from the use of this website and if necessary, may be modified by the Tour Operator, and based on these are created rules for using specific sections of the site. These new rules are attached to the Terms and Conditions in a subsidiary manner.
30. Due to periodically complementing, modifying, upgrading and expanding the tourist services offered, Тhe Tour Operator may unilaterally modify these Terms and Conditions without giving a notice to each User. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting, unless otherwise stated and the User is required to take notice of any changes in the current Terms and Conditions.
31. The User has the right to disagree with the modification of the Terms within one week of posting. In the event that the User does not explicitly state that he/she does not accept the modifications within the given time limit, he/she will be bound by them.
IV. Rights and Obligations of the Tour Operator and the Users
32. The Tour Operator is obligated to provide the Users/visitors, given the circumstances, with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the specifics of the services, offered on sofiatrip.com, in accordance with the Terms and Conditions and the legislation of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Tour Operator cannot be held accountable for any materials content and links to third party sites, that are of the group and business partners and are outside the database and information resource.
33. The Tour Operator has the right to terminate access to the website of any User/visitor if suspected that he/she has submitted inaccurate or false data upon registration or, has, acted in a way that infringes the intellectual property rights of City Tour Ltd or of third parties, or has violated the applicable laws of the Republic of Bulgaria.
34. The Tour Operator has the right to terminate the provision of any service and is responsible for notifying the Users/visitors by posting a message on the website.
35. The Tour operator has the right to refuse a booking order made through sofiatrip.com, if the Users/visitors fail to submit the requested personal details, as well as if they are deemed incapable, as well as if they disagree with the Terms and Conditions.
36. The Tour Operator has the right (but not the obligation) to store on its information system or other devices information related to the Users using “cookies”. Cookies are very small text files that are saved through a server on the hard disk of the User/visitor by sofiatrip.com and thus enabling to recover information about the User by identifying him/her in order to track his using of this website.
37. The tourist services and their description on sofiatrip.com are based on information, provided by various sources-personal experience of the tour guides in the agency, internet /Google, Wikipedia etc/, tourist editions and information taken from the Tourist information center (part of the Ministry of Tourism), from restaurants, hotels, wineries and others, thus the Tour Operator does not guarantee that all details are always precise, complete or error free. The images on the site are for illustrative purposes only and aim to reflect the photographer’s creative vision and professional skills. Most of the images on the site are downloaded from Google, from public sites qualified as artistic and/or personal and/or historical etc. that allow usage of their images. Other images are collected via personal database of photos and videos.
38. The Users are required to familiarize themselves with the Terms and Conditions and any modifications to them, and theacceptance of these according to the above described rules and procedures.
39. The User has the right to change his personal details provided upon registration at any time and without limitsby abiding to the rules in the Terms and Conditions.
40. The User/visitor is required to pay for the service, bought online on sofiatrip.com in the following ways: via PayPal; on-site at the start of the tour or via bank transfer
41. The prices in the e-shop are in EURO (inclusive of VAT), but in order to facilitate the User, there is an option to convert the indicated prices in BGN.
42. Any change in the price of the products and services offeredis rare, due to the strict policy adopted by City Tour Ltd. to treat its customers fairly and with respect. In case of a price change the customers will be notified and will be also made aware of the new prices, however any price change may be due to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure).
43. The Tour Operator can unilaterally terminate the contract in case the User fails to make a payment in due time.
44. In case the User wishes to cancel any services or products offered by City Tour Ltd. such as tours, events, attractions, concerts, theatres, vouchers as well as other tourist services or products, then the User is not entitled to a refund under any circumstances. If the User cancels the booking at least 7 days prior to departure, he/she does not owe a cancellation fee. If the booking is cancelled between 3 to 6 days prior to departure, then the User is required to pay 50% of the total amount of the booking. If the service or product is cancelled 2 days or less prior to departure, then the cancellation fee amounts to 100% of the total.
If a problem arises and the Tour Operator is not able to execute the tour /bad weather conditions, technical issues or for any other reason /, the Tour Operator reserves the right to cancel the tour at any given time and is required to process a refund for any payments made by the User.
45. The User/visitor is not permitted to copy, distribute, borrow, reproduce or publish copyright content posted by sofiatrip.com and is prohibited from engaging in actions that:
- violate the intellectual property rights of City Tour Ltd. including copyrights, trademarks, design, business models, company and trade secret, logotypes and any other materials or copyright images, declaring that he/she is aware that provision of such materials will result in his/her criminal and civil liability;
-violate any propriety and/or non-propriety rights or legitimate interests of third parties;
- violate in any way these Terms and Conditions and the Legislation of the Republic of Bulgaria
46. While using the services, provided by the Tour Operator, the User is also required:
- to comply with the rules and regulations set forth in these Terms and Conditions and the applicable law of the Republic of Bulgaria
-to monitor for any infringements on the intellectual property by other Users/visitors and to notify the Tour Operator of it in a timely manner
V. Liability. Limitation of liability.
47. The site sofiatrip.com offers online booking of various tourist services- single and multi-day overnight trips with transportation, transfers /by car, minibus, bus, plane/,mountain hiking and walking tours out in nature, tours that include meals /gourmet, local cuisine/, tours which include wine tasting, guided tours that include visiting museums, galleries, art and public institutions and buildings, tours which include art program ( folklore dance, folklore songs, performances by local and foreign artists/, hotel accommodation, rent-a-car with a driver-shared or private /transfer/, sport and adventure tours-including paragliding, rafting, velotours, tours that include escape rooms visit, combined tours et al. all of which are performed in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth and the Tour Operator is responsible to make sure that the content published online is authentic and protected by copyright laws, as well as reliable and accurate. The Tour Operator is neither obliged to monitor the information it stores, transmits or makes available to the Users/visitors throughout the provision of services, nor to look for actions and facts, indicating illegal activity. The Tour Operator is not liable for any damages the User/visitor of the website might incur as a result of the information, sourced by sofiatrip.com being inaccurate and/or the materials being outdated.
48. If the Tour Operator/ sofiatrip.com suffers any damages, incurred as a result of a User/visitor’s misconduct, the User/visitor is obligated to pay a compensation to City Tour Ltd. for all direct and indirect losses, including third party fees, court costs etc, attorney’s fees etc. The User/visitor is also obligated to pay a compensation to the provider City Tour Ltd. if such actions were performed by third parties, with whom the User has shared his/her username, the email address used for registration, passwords or any details used upon his /her registration, and the Tour Operator suffers any a
49. The Tour Operator /sofiatrip.com shall not be liable for any damages caused on the software, hardware or any telecommunication devices, and for any loss of information arising from the use of materials and resources, that were searched, loaded or used in any way through the online services on the website.
50. The Tour Operator /sofiatrip.com shall not be liable for terminating access to the website with deteriorated quality as a result of tests, performed by the Tour Operator for the purpose of inspecting equipment, networks etc.
51. The Tour Operator /sofiatrip.com shall not be liable for any problems with thr provision of online tourist services, incurred as a result of the Users/visitors’ inappropriate equipment, as well as due to incompatibility between the software applications, used by them and the services offered on the website.
52. The Tour Operator/ sofiatrip.com shall not be liable for terminating the service due to circumstances beyond its control-force majeure events, accidental events, problems with the global internet network, acts or omissions of third parties, etc.
53. The Tour Operator/ sofiatrip.com reserves the right to collect and store information about the Users upon their registration, booking or cancellation of a booking in a manner that allows their identification.
54. The Tour Operator/ sofiatrip.com shall exercise reasonable care to prevent third parties from having access to the stored information about the Users. The Tour Operator is also obligated to protect the collected data about the Users from third parties except for when the User has given his/her explicit consent, or if the information is requested by law enforcement entities.
55. The User can terminate the contract set out in these Terms and Conditions with a one week written or electronic notice. In this case, the User needs to provide proof of payment for all services booked on sofiatrip.com, as well as make an unambiguous statement that he/she does not wish to use the service anymore. The statement should contain all data, necessary to make an unambiguous conclusion that the statement is indeed made by the same User and the data should match the personal details provided by the respective User upon registration. The notices shall be send to the registration address or by email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
56. In the event that the Users/visitors fail to keep the obligations set forth in these Terms or in case of misconduct or violation of the Terms or the Bulgarian copyright law, the Tour Operator/sofiatrip.com reserves the right to terminate the contract without notice and is entitled to compensation according to the negotiated terms in this contract. In this case the rules concerning contracts with periodic performance will apply.
57. This contract shall automatically terminate if City Tour Ltd. terminates its activities, if maintenance of the site sofiatrip.com is ceased, and by mutual consent.
VI. Other Terms
58. Any issues not addressed in this contract shall be governed by the applicable legislation of the Republic of Bulgaria.
59. All disputes between the parties shall be settled in a spirit of understanding and goodwill. If no agreement is reached all outstanding disputes arising from the contract for online booking and/or from these Terms, as well as the parties involved, including disputes arising from and/or relating to their interpretation, invalidity, performance, cancellation, termination, as well as disputes about filling blanks in the Terms and the contract and their adaptation to new circumstances, shall be settled by the competent courts.
No part of this website, including its content, trademark, design, domain, functionality or verbal content and the current Terms and Conditions, can be reproduced, modified or redistributed in any way that violates intellectual property laws, without the prior written consentof City Tour Ltd, the owner of the website. In the event of such unlawful acts, the responsible private individuals and legal persons will be subjected to the applicable criminal. civil and administrative liability and shall pay the owner of sofiatrip.com compensatory damages.
By signing these Terms and Conditions, I hereby declare that I have fully read and understood them and agree to them.
These Terms and Conditions were last updated on the 29th of December 2017 with the approval of City Tour Ltd.