Application, Agreement, Terms And Conditions

GLOBAL EXPERIENCES, INC., a Maryland corporation (“GE”), with an address at 14 Annapolis Street, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401, and you, the applicant (“You”), hereby agree as follows:

 
Application to Program

You (hereon “Participant”) hereby apply for acceptance into a Global Experiences (hereon “GE”) Program. Participant understands and acknowledges the Program enables the Participant to volunteer to perform work for a company (hereon “Sponsor”), pursuant to a separate arrangement between GE and Sponsor, and GE will not pay that Participant for such work. Participant further understands and acknowledges that this agreement is not binding on GE until (i) Participant is accepted into a GE Program, and that upon acceptance (ii) the Participant agrees to GE’s Terms and Conditions as found on globalexperiences.com.

Relationship of You, GE and Sponsor

You are a volunteer for GE, and the rights and obligations between You and GE are expressly limited to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Sponsor is providing the opportunity for You to gain valuable experience as an intern working for Sponsor; otherwise, Sponsor has no obligations to You under the Program, and You will not be an employee or independent contractor of Sponsor while in the Program (unless Sponsor independently offers You a paid internship position.

Your Work Commitment

You agree to attend and participate in the Program for the entire length of the Program or the entire length of the project for a Virtual Internship. You will work for Sponsor based on a schedule requested by Sponsor and, if applicable, any visa requirements. You may not ask Sponsor for time off without GE's prior written consent, and You may be released from your full work commitment under the Program only with GE's prior written consent.

Application Tuition

A $25.00 application fee is due upon completion of an application to the Global Experiences Programs. This application fee is waived for U.S. and Canada citizens and anyone attending a U.S. or Canada University. Application fee is non refundable.

Program Tuition

Your cost for participation in the Program is as shown on GE's website at www.globalexperiences.com (the "Program Tuition"). The Program Tuition does not include the Application Tuition.

If you are participating in GE’s Virtual Internship program, your program fees are outlined on the Virtual Internship page.

Discounts

Discounts are valid for newly enrolled students and cannot be combined with any other offer.

Initial Deposit Payment and Refund Policies

Your initial deposit payment (the "Initial Deposit") is $1000 for our on-site internships or $1500 for our Virtual Internships and is due before GE can begin to formally process Your enrollment. The Initial Deposit is for the sole purpose of reserving your position in the Program, and since GE will make a commitment to the Sponsor upon acceptance into the Program, the Initial Deposit is non-refundable. There will be no exceptions. The Initial Deposit will be applied to the Program Tuition. The terms of this Agreement are enacted upon submission of the Initial Deposit.

Payment Policy and Options

If you are applying for the Virtual Internship program, there is no payment plan option.

Upon acceptance into the Program and receipt of Your $1,000 non-refundable enrollment deposit (the "Enrollment Deposit"), which will be applied to the Program Tuition, GE offers two payment options (the "Payment Options") for the final balance due on the Program Tuition: (i) Pay in 30 Days: The Program Tuition balance will be due within 30 days of enrollment; or (ii) Installment Plan: Installment plan allows You to pay the Program Tuition balance due in equal monthly installment payments. In any event, the full Program Tuition must be paid not later than 30 days prior to departure. Please note that payment policy due dates may be modified for enrollments confirmed close to the deadlines, and the payment schedule may vary. Unless a statement is received in writing from an Admissions Counselor extending the discount deadline, in order to receive your program tuition discount, you must enroll within 14 days of being accepted into the program. There is a 5.00% installment Tuition on installment payments. Consult the Global Experiences accounts department for more information at payment@globalexperiences.com.

Balance of Tuition

You agree to pay the balance according to the payment terms You selected at the time of enrollment from the GE Payment Options. GE reserves the right to collect any unpaid balances due to GE and all other remedies available at law or in equity.

Late Payment Policy

Because GE incurs expenses immediately upon your acceptance into the Program, late payments on non-deposit payments will be charged a $50.00 late payment tuition and will accrue interest until paid in full at the lesser of (i) eighteen percent (18%) per annum or (ii) the maximum rate allowed by law. A fee of $30 will be charged for all returned payments.

Non-Cancelable Program Fee

GE will reserve your place in the Program and will make immediate financial commitments on your behalf related to your participation in the Program. Therefore, You understand and agree that when You electronically execute this Agreement by clicking on the "Terms and Conditions Approved" box on GE's website, your obligation to pay the entire Program Fee is irrevocable and non-cancelable for any reason whatsoever, except as set forth in Section 11 of this Agreement.

Cancellation, Early Termination, Withdrawal Policy

Please note that in all cases, the paid deposit for on-location programs (often $1000 or $2000) is always non-refundable. Excluding university-sponsored programs, the Global Experiences Withdrawal Policy is as follows when notified in writing within the timeframe indicated:

  • 151+ days from program start date = 100% of payments refunded minus deposit
  • 121 – 150 days from program start date = 75% of payments refunded minus deposit
  • 91 – 120 days from program start date = 50% of payments refunded minus deposit
  • 76 – 90 days from program start date = 25% of payments refunded minus deposit
  • 0 – 75 days from program start date = 0% of payments refunded

If Participant is unable to complete the Program after it has begun due to outside factors beyond the reasonable control of either GE or Participant (including, without limitation, if Sponsor ceases to do business or terminates its participant in the Program, or if a country’s visa-granting agency refuses to grant necessary work permits or visas to Participant), there is no assurance any funds will be recovered, and GE will have no liability for a refund.

If the Participant is part of GE's Virtual Internship Program, the $500 of the program tuition remains non-refundable at all times.

  1. Should you cancel your participation prior to having a confirmed virtual internship placement, you will be eligible for a refund of the program tuition less the $500 non-refundable portion mentioned above.

  2. Should you cancel your participation after your virtual internship placement is confirmed, you will not be eligible for a refund of any kind.

Refund Policy

All paid deposits are non-refundable. Once GE finalizes the Program, it makes financial commitments on the Participant’s behalf and is obligated to secure and pay vendors and other third parties, excursions and activities, and other services related to the Program. If before the start of the Program, during, or after, the Participant has a complaint about the Program and believes a refund is due, the Participant must request, fill out, and submit a Grievance Form and follow grievance procedures. GE reserves the right to withhold any refunds at its sole discretion pending a thorough resolution process.

Internship Protocol

GE and the Sponsors use commercially reasonable efforts to locate internship placements in the first or second area of choice provided on your Program application. You are expected to accept a position upon receiving an offer from a Sponsor (provided it matches one of the internship areas provided on Your application), and your failure to accept an offer would be a breach of this Agreement. If the first Sponsor that has interviewed You is unable to offer an internship, GE will use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain another opportunity for You to interview with a different Sponsor. All internship offers will be communicated in written form (typically by e-mail), and You are required to accept or decline a position in written form as well. If you reject a properly made offer, GE is not responsible for finding another placement, and You must pay any expenses GE incurs as a result of your failure to accept an offer. You MUST attend all interviews offered. You must provide 2 weeks notice to both GE and the Sponsor if You intend to terminate an internship.

Accommodations

The Program Fee includes accommodation in either a shared apartment or homestay, at GE's sole option. You are responsible for any costs incurred for transportation between the accommodation and the Program locations, including, without limitation, fare for buses, taxis, trains or any other transportation costs. GE does not guarantee the location of accommodations nor does it guarantee any amenities that may or may not be included in the accommodations. You further understand and agree that accommodation is for You only, and it is not possible to have friends, family or others stay with You unless You have received express written permission from both GE and the landlord of the accommodations. Further, in light of the presence of roommates, the fact that each landlord has its own rules for its premises and associated security risks, You may not entertain guests in the accommodations. You understand and acknowledge that accommodations quality and location vary considerably depending upon the locations of the Sponsors, and You must manage your expectations accordingly. You acknowledge and agree to all terms, conditions and other information regarding accommodations contained herein and as listed on GE's website at www.globalexperiences.com

Program Changes

You understand and acknowledge that GE and the Sponsors reserve the right to make changes, cancellations or substitutions to the Program for any reason, including, without limitation, insufficient enrollment, emergency or changed conditions or based upon other circumstances which may affect the Program. You understand and acknowledge that any expenses incurred due to such changes, cancellations or substitutions are at your expense, including, without limitation, travel arrangements and changes in accommodations. If You choose to leave the Program as a result of any such changes, You understand and acknowledge there will be no refund of any portion of the Program Fee or of any other expenses. Similarly, once You have confirmed participation in the Program, should You make changes to your participation, You understand and acknowledge there will be no refund of any portion of the Program Fee or of any other expenses already paid. Additionally, You acknowledge that if any change You make results in additional fees, You are responsible for paying such fees in full by the established payment due date

Procurement of Travel Insurance

This information is not relevant for GE’s Virtual Internship Program as there is no need for participants in the Virtual Internship to obtain Travel Insurance.

You are required to procure all travel insurance necessary to cover You for the entire length of the Program. The cost of this coverage is included in the Program Fee, but You MUST register for the insurance. If You fail to register, GE assumes no responsibility or liability for any costs or damages incurred as a result of not having the proper insurance, and You specifically acknowledge and agree that neither GE nor any Sponsor is responsible for any uninsured losses. GE and the Sponsors reserve the right to deny You participation in the Program if You fail to provide evidence of the necessary travel insurance. Neither GE nor the Sponsors are responsible for events beyond their reasonable control, including, without limitation, any instance of theft, burglary, assault, injury, loss of property, medical emergencies or other medical needs or any other circumstance which might arise as a result your participation in the Program. There are risks associated with international travel, and it is important that You are aware of the specific risks as they relate to the host country for your Program. You acknowledge You have read and accepted the terms and conditions set forth on GE's website.

Local Customs and Laws

You understand and acknowledge that (i) You may become sick or injured while participating in the Program; (ii) You may be arrested or imprisoned if You do not conform to local laws; (iii) You may become a victim of crime; and (d) You must respect local customs and standards even if You do not agree with them. You understand and acknowledge that You are responsible for exercising caution and common sense at all times, and You hereby release and agree not to hold GE responsible for any such problems You encounter participating in the Program.

Travel Documentation

You understand and acknowledge that obtaining a passport and any other required travel documents is your sole responsibility. Whether a U.S. citizen or not, You shall hold GE harmless in the event You cannot obtain the necessary documents for participation in the Program. You further understand and acknowledge that the inability to obtain these visas and other documents does not constitute grounds for a refund or waiving of any portion of the Program Fee.

Participants selecting the Virtual Internship Program will not be able to secure visas to travel internationally based upon the internship experience.

Non-US Citizen Travel Documentation

If You are not a United States citizen and require a visa to enter or stay in the United States for the duration of the Program, You will be responsible for working with a third party agency, and paying all visa-related expenses, to obtain the appropriate visa. GE offers the option to provide You with a third party agency chosen by GE to assist You in submitting all necessary paperwork to obtain a J1 visa. If You select that option, and if, despite your full cooperation, You nevertheless are not granted a J1 visa and/or are denied entry into the United States, GE will not be responsible for the refund of any third party fees paid to that agency or otherwise. If You instead decide to use a different third party agency to obtain a J1 visa, or to do it yourself, and if you fail to obtain a J1 visa by the start date of the Program, You will not be entitled to a refund of your Initial Deposit or of any other Program payments. Regardless of the visa-sponsoring agency You choose, You will be responsible for all visa-related fees and expenses. Candidates requiring a J1 visa should expect average visa-related expenses of $750 to $1,500.

You represent that You are over the age of 18 years. You are responsible to have all documentation that may be required to permit You to work in the United States throughout the Program, including, without limitation, any green card, visa, birth certificate, passport and valid driver's license or other picture identification.

If You are required to obtain a visa, You are responsible for all visa-related expenses. Global Experiences is not a migration agent, and it is your responsibility to obtain a visa. If You chose to attend the Program without the proper visa documentation it is at your sole discretion and Global Experiences is not responsible for any repercussions. Failure to obtain a visa, and/or to obtain a visa before the Program start date, is not grounds for a refund of the Program Fee. If You are not approved for a visa, do not use your visa or GE fails to place You in an internship, GE is not liable for payment of, or reimbursement for, visa expenses. All visa-related matters, expenses and disputes are the responsibility of You and your visa provider.

Participants selecting the Virtual Internship Program will not be able to secure the requisite visas to participate from within the United States or any other jurisdiction.

Standards of Conduct

GE expects You to be enthusiastic, cooperative and appreciative of the opportunities afforded to You through the Program. GE reserves the right to establish and enforce reasonable rules and standards of conduct to facilitate the well-being and enjoyment of all Program participants. Failure to comply with such rules and standards may result in You being barred from participating in the Program. If necessary to enforce its rules and standards, GE may, in its discretion, have You removed from the Program, at your sole cost and expense, without subsequent refund to You of any portion of the Program Fee. In the event of such removal, You will no longer be considered a part of the Program. You hereby release GE from all claims, demands, liabilities, obligations, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees), and expenses (collectively, "Obligations") related in any manner to your said removal.

Participants in the Program are ambassadors for their home nations, families, universities and GE. As such, You are expected to be respectful of all the other participants in the Program, the staff and the country and culture You are visiting or the country in which your employer is based if you are participating in the Virtual Internship. You are also expected to demonstrate open-mindedness and enthusiasm for learning. You must obey GE's Code of Conduct stated below. Any violation of the Code of Conduct will result in your immediate removal from the Program, and You will be sent home on the next available flight – at your expense, without regard to the time remaining in the Program. If You are participating in the Virtual Internship any breach will be considered grounds to terminate the Virtual Internship.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. You agree to respect the staff, other guides and other participants in the Program. You agree to keep an open mind and acknowledge that each person has different gifts, ways of communication and opinions.

You must be committed to the Program from beginning to end. You must participate in the orientation and debrief. This means that You will approach all activities with an open mind and will commit to participating in all aspects of the Program. You acknowledge that given the logistics, cultures, languages, currencies, expectations and other factors, management of the Program is complex, so it is essential that You be flexible and enthusiastic in all aspects of the Program.

You must leave your housing facility in the same condition as when You arrived, and You are responsible for all damage done and for the cost of any required repairs to your room, any other rooms and your housing facility building

Release

You understand and acknowledge that sporting activities (including, without limitation, swimming, snorkeling, parasailing, bungee jumping, boating, rafting, diving, skating, hiking, camping, surfing, jet skiing, water skiing and wave running), motor vehicle rentals, night clubs, ground or other tours offered by local vendors and any other activity in which You may participate during the Program, involve risk and possible injury and damage to You and others. Your participation in any activity is voluntary and is undertaken entirely at your own risk. You hereby release GE from all Obligations related in any manner to your participation in any activities during the Program.

If You choose to drive a motor vehicle or ride in a non-sponsored vehicle during the Program, whether for work or leisure, You do so at your own risk.

The legal drinking age in the United States is 21. The legal drinking age in other jurisdictions may vary. GE does not condone consumption of alcohol or use of drugs, and GE warns You that driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against the law. Your consumption of alcohol, use of any drugs or associating with persons who have been drinking alcohol or using any drugs are at your own risk. You hereby release GE from any Obligations for any injury or damage to the person or property of You or any other person or entity related in any manner to any of your participation in said activities.

GE assumes no responsibility for, and You hereby release GE from, all Obligations for any injury or damage to the person or property of You or any other person or entity related in any manner to any act, omission, fault, neglect, breach, violation or default (collectively, "Act or Omission") of any third party providing any services, accommodations or facilities in connection with the Program, including, without limitation, any hotel, university, student housing provider, transportation company and common carrier, and their respective agents and employees. GE is not responsible for your lost or stolen baggage or other personal property.

You hereby release Sponsor from any claim for worker's compensation, health care or any employment or unemployment benefits related in any manner to the Program, and You release GE from any Obligations related in any manner to any Act or Omission of Sponsor.

Indemnification

Except as otherwise set forth herein, You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless GE and its officers, directors, employees, stockholders, affiliates, agents and representatives, from and against any and all damages, losses, claims, liabilities, deficiencies, costs, fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and expenses, arising out of or resulting from participating in the Program or the performance of this Agreement.

Representations and Warranties

You hereby represent and warrant that: (i) You have all requisite power and authority to enter into and perform your obligations under this Agreement; (ii) You will abide by all applicable laws, rules and regulations and will endeavor to comply with all local customs; (iii) You will carry out your duties as a Program participant to the best of your abilities; and (iv) all of the information provided herein is true and accurate. Except as set forth herein, any materials and/or information provided as part of the Program are provided to You on an "as is" basis. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH REGARD TO ANY MATERIALS AND/OR INFORMATION PROVIDED AS A PART OF THE PROGRAM.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL GE BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR ANY LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS, EVEN IF GE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED UPON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY. IN NO EVENT SHALL GE's TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER CLAIMS ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO GE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE INITIAL EVENT RESULTING IN SUCH CLAIMS.

Health Care Release

This information not relevant for Virtual Internship Program.

You represent to GE that You are in good physical and mental health and have no health condition or disability or need for prescription medication, which would require special attention or would limit your participation or performance in the Program. However, if You become ill or injured during the Program, You agree that GE will have the right, but not the duty, as your agent, to take reasonable action to secure emergency health care for You and any transportation related thereto. In such event, You agree to pay for all expense incurred for such health care, transportation or other related services and to reimburse GE for any sums advanced or paid therefore. All health care expenses incurred by You are your sole responsibility. You agree to provide the name of an Emergency Contact whom GE may contact should GE deem it necessary. If GE incurs any expense on behalf You that is not covered by your insurance, You agree to make immediate repayment upon your return. You hereby acknowledge and agree that this Agreement does not create any affirmative duty or responsibility for GE to take any action should You become sick or injured while participating in the Program.

Recorded Media

GE often documents its programs by video, photographs, testimonials from participants and other means (collectively, "Recorded Media"). You agree that GE may use any means to record or otherwise memorialize your participation in the Program, and You authorize GE to utilize any Recorded Media of You in GE's promotional material and websites, or otherwise as GE may elect, at any time in the future, without compensation to You or any further permission or consent from You.

Force Majeure, Forces Beyond Control

Neither GE, nor Organization shall be deemed in default of this Agreement or, unless otherwise expressly provided therein, or any ancillary agreements, addendums or materials, for any delay or failure to fulfill any obligation hereunder or thereunder so long as and to the extent to which any delay or failure in the fulfillment of such obligation is prevented, frustrated, hindered or delayed as a consequence of any event beyond such either’s reasonable control including but not limited to Acts of God, government actions (including those restricting travel), pandemics, fire, flood, explosion, earthquake, or other natural forces, war, civil unrest, accident, any strike or labor disturbance, or any other event similar to those enumerated above (a “Force Majeure Event”). In the event of any such excused delay, the time for performance of such obligations shall be extended for a period equal to the time lost by reason of the delay. A party claiming the benefit of this provision shall, as soon as reasonably practicable after the occurrence of any such event, (a) provide written notice to the other party of the nature and extent of any such Force Majeure Event; and (b) use commercially reasonable efforts to remove any such causes and resume performance under this Agreement, or any ancillary agreements, addendums or materials, as applicable, as soon as reasonably practicable.Notwithstanding the foregoing, should the Force Majeure Event suffered by a party extend beyond a [two]-month period, the other party may then terminate this Agreement by written notice to the non-performing party, with the consequences of such termination as if this Agreement had been mutually terminated.

  • The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will end its membership of the European Union on March 29, 2019. As a result of this decision (henceforth known as Brexit) it is understood that Global Experiences will not be held liable for: a) Changes to UK legislation that summarily increases tariffs or taxation on previously quoted prices; b) Changes to entry requirements and visa regulations for non-UK Nationals; c) The cancellation or amendment of travel plans as a result of Brexit; d) Additional costs or expenditure that result from any of the above, insofar as all these changes are related to Brexit and are the direct or indirect result of new legislation introduced by either the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or EU governments.

No Assignment; Binding Effect

You may not assign any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement without GE's prior written consent, to be given or withheld in GE's sole discretion. Subject to such limitation, this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and bind You and GE, and our respective successors, assigns and personal and legal representatives. Any release of liability of GE under this Agreement shall extend to GE's agents, staff, alumni, employees, officers, directors and shareholders, and to all other persons and entities affiliated with GE.

Severability

If any portion of this Agreement is held by any court to be illegal, void or otherwise unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement will nevertheless continue unimpaired and in full force. In such event, the court shall be authorized, upon the motion of either party, to modify this Agreement to the minimum extent required to render it valid and enforceable and to carry out the purposes and intent as set forth in this Agreement.

Dispute Resolution Policies and Grievance Procedures

If You have a complaint regarding any part of the Program, You must observe the following grievance procedures:

  • You will address all such complaints, concerns, conflicts or related problems immediately and directly with the GE's resident or the appropriate representative of the Sponsor on the ground in the host location. GE and/or the Sponsor will attempt to rectify the problem by working directly with You and by offering proposed solution(s).

  • If GE or the Sponsor are unable to devise a mutually-acceptable solution, You must complete an official grievance resolution form (which can be acquired from a GE or Sponsor representative) and submit directly to the host representative and the Program Coordinator with whom You enrolled at GE's headquarters in a further attempt to rectify any conflict. The Program Coordinator will review the resolution form and discuss the specifics with the appropriate representative in the host country and directly with You. Further solutions to resolve the complaint will then be presented to You, one of which must You must accept if within reason.

  • If all proposed solutions have not rectified the problem and You still believe the situation, including all proposed solutions, is unreasonable, You must notify the management at GE's headquarters in writing and explain the full details of the situation. At this stage GE will make a decision , at its sole discretion, whether a refund of any amount is warranted. All decisions made by GE, in its sole discretion, are final. If You leave the Program host country before exhausting all internal grievance procedures, no refunds will be provided.

Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed and construed in all respects under the laws of the State of Maryland in the United States of America, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws and international laws. Each party hereby submits to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts sitting in the State of Maryland for resolution of any dispute relating to this agreement.

Protection of Personal Data (GDPR)

ACKNOWLEDGMENT REGARDING PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA AND REQUEST OF CONSENT FOR THEIR PROCESSING

Pursuant to the terms and conditions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“Regulation on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data”, hereinafter “the EU GDPR”), we hereby inform you that Global Experiences (hereinafter referred to as “Global Experiences”), in its capacity as Data Controller, pursuant to Section 29 of the above Law, of the processing of your personal data and information, is required to provide you with the following information:

1. All personal data you have provided to Global Experiences, as well as any entity from whom personal data are collected, and all the further data provided in order to allow the planning and organization of the Global Experiences internship program, will be processed and handled by Global Experiences in accordance with its policies and EU GDPR, and with the principles of fairness, lawfulness, transparency, purpose limitation, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity and confidentiality and accountability, as well as the utmost protection of your privacy; sensitive data processing will only take place in relation to data regarding your health condition (such as diseases, allergies, food intolerances) or judicial data.

2. All data shall be processed exclusively for Global Experiences organizational purposes, connected or related to the activities carried out by Global Experiences, such as programs, the accomplishment of bureaucratic practices for your entry in the EU, the performance of the contractual obligations of Global Experiences in connection with your program. In particular the data supplied or collected will be processed for the following purposes: a) to fulfill the obligations established by any applicable law, including the regulations or the European Union Law; b) to execute the contractual obligations with reference to your enrolment with the Global Experiences abroad programs (such as but not limited to students health and safety protection); c) with reference to data provided by public authorities or by hospitals should an accident or aggression occur to the student, in order to take the necessary actions. Sensitive data regarding your health conditions and food habits will only be processed for the purpose of protecting students safety or of fulfilling the obligations established by law, by regulations or by the European Union Law; sensitive data regarding judicial measures which may have been provided to Global Experiences by public bodies will be processed only for purposes relating to a health or safety emergency and complying with any applicable mandatory provision of European Union law.

3. Submittal and processing of personal data is necessary in order to achieve the purposes above specified.

4. Any refusal will make it impossible to carry out the necessary activities and the correct administrative and didactic management of students programs necessary to accomplish the contractual obligations of Global Experiences in connection with your abroad program in the EU, as well as the obligations imposed by law.

5. Data of common nature will be collected and processed automatically and/or manually in compliance with the provisions of GDPR and by adopting the related minimum safety measures, securing strictly monitored access; the collecting and processing of sensitive data will be carried out in compliance with GDPR and by adopting the related minimum safety measures.

6. Data processing will take place, according to the aforementioned criteria, only within those offices of Global Experiences premises which are exclusively dedicated to Global Experiences programs; the data will be handled only by the persons who are in charge and responsible of the related activities and by other persons working on the same areas as specified in internal communications; sensitive data will be handled only within those offices of Global Experiences premises which are exclusively dedicated to Global Experiences abroad programs, for the purposes above specified, by persons officially appointed to this task. Your personal data you have provided, with the exception of sensitive data, may be transferred overseas pursuant to the terms, conditions and limits specified by Title VII of Part I of Legislative Decree n. 196/2003.

7. In particular, your data may be communicated, in compliance with the rules above indicated, to public or private subjects to whom they may necessary in order to fulfill obligations set forth by laws, regulations or EU laws; sensitive data may be communicated to public bodies and authorities (such as public hospitals, public safety authorities, Police offices, courts, magistrates and the like) and to private subjects (such as private hospitals and clinics, security supervisors, insurance companies) only for purposes relating to health and safety emergency and for the purposes of fulfilling obligations set forth by laws, regulations and EU laws.

8. The Data Controller, under the law and with particular reference to the safety obligations related to the automatic processing of your data, is Global Experiences.

9. All data will be processed by Global Experiences in its capacity as Data Controller in compliance with art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003.

10. You will be able to exercise any and all other rights foreseen by Art. 7 of Legislative Decree n. 196/2003 reproduced hereunder in its entirety:

1. The data subject has the right to obtain confirmation of the existence or not of personal data regarding him or her, even if not yet recorded, and their communication in intelligible form.

2. The data subject has the right to obtain indication: a) of the origin of the personal data; b) of the ends and methods of its processing; c) of the logics applied in the event of processing being carried out with the aid of electronic equipment; d) of the identification data of the controller, of those responsible and the appointed representative as per Art. 5 paragraph 2; e) of the organizations and categories of organizations to whom personal data can be communicated or who are likely to get to know them in their capacity of designated representative in any area of the country, of officers and appointees.

3. The data subject has the right to obtain: a) the update, the rectification or, if he or she as interest to, the integration of the data; b) the cancellation, transformation in anonymous form or the blockage of any data processed unlawfully, including those whose storage is not necessary in relation to the aims for which the data were collected or later processed; c) a statement that the operations indicated at letters a) and b), including their content, have been made known to those to whom the data have been communicated or released, except in the case of this being found to be impossible or requiring the use of means which are clearly disproportionate to the protected right.

4. The data subject has the right to completely or partially oppose: a) for legitimate reasons, the processing of personal data regarding him/her even if relevant to the aims of their collection; b) the processing of personal data regarding him/her for the purpose of sending publicity material, direct sales or for carrying out market research or commercial communications.

The data subject can exercise the rights as per Art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, (updating, rectification, integration, cancellation, transformation, anonymously or blockage of data processed illegally, opposition, request for information as per section 1 and as per letters a), b), c), d) and 2) 2nd section, by contacting Global Experiences, 14 Annapolis St., Annapolis MD 21401 - or sending an e-mail to the following address: info@globalexperiences.com

You can read Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the European Commission's website.

Having read this notice provided by the Data Controller (Global Experiences).

Having read this notice provided by Global Experiences in accord with General Data Protection Regulation you hereby give consent:

for the use of his/her personal data (including sensitive data) for the purposes outlined in this notice if the use does not come under one of the possible cases for exemption.

for his/her personal data (including sensitive data) to be transferred overseas pursuant to the terms, conditions and limits specified at Section 43 of Legislative Decree n. 196/2003 as well as under the provisions of article 49 (1) (a) of the EU GDPR, and more specifically to the United States of America, even if this country were not considered a safe harbor by the EU competent authorities.

for the use of his/her personal data (including sensitive data) for the purposes outlined in this notice.

I also hereby waive any right to privacy or confidentiality regarding Global Experiences reporting to the appropriate authorities at my home school if I am seriously ill; suffer an injury; am the victim or perpetrator of harassment, whether on or off campus; am the victim or the perpetrator of sexual or gender-based misconduct and/or of criminal behavior, whether on or off campus, and I grant Global Experiences staff, faculty and administrators full authority to report to the appropriate authorities at my home school any and such all incidents, under the applicable laws (including but not limited to Title IX and Clery Act), whether or not it involves disciplinary action.

Notices

Any notices required or permitted hereunder shall be given to the appropriate party at the address specified above or at such other address as the party shall specify in writing. Such notice shall be deemed given: upon personal delivery; if sent by telephone facsimile, upon confirmation of receipt; if sent by internationally recognized courier service, in the second business day after delivery to the courier service; or if sent by certified or registered mail, postage prepaid, three (3) days after the date of mailing.

Costs of Prevailing Party

If either party brings an action to enforce the terms of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, from the other party.

Counterparts

This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, and all of which together shall constitute one and the same Agreement.

Entire Agreement; Waiver; Modification; Headings

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding and agreement of the parties with respect to its subject matter and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings and agreements, whether written or oral, with respect to such subject matter. No terms contained on any proposal, purchase order, acknowledgment or other document will be effective with respect to affecting the terms of this Agreement. No delay or failure by either party to exercise or enforce at any time any right or provision hereof will be considered a waiver of such party's rights thereafter to exercise or enforce each and every right and provision hereof. No single waiver will constitute a continuing or subsequent waiver. No waiver, modification or amendment of any provision hereof will be effective unless it is in a signed writing by the parties. The headings of the various sections of this Agreement have been inserted only for the purposes of convenience and are not part of this Agreement and shall not be deemed in any manner to modify, explain, expand or restrict any of the provisions of this Agreement.

References to GE

References in this agreement to "Global Experiences" and "GE" shall include Global Experiences, Inc, and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and all of its and their officers, directors, employees, agents, interns, representatives, group leaders, overseas partners, affiliates or other organizations, institutions and groups linked to Global Experiences as it relates to the Program or any of its other programs.

Your Understanding

You have read and understand this Agreement and agree to all of the terms and conditions herein.

Enforceable Agreement

You acknowledge You are bound by this Agreement when You submit it to GE, either via online application or paper application. You acknowledge this is a fully enforceable and legally binding agreement that is accepted by all Program participants upon application to the Program, and You will not be released from your obligations under this Agreement unless either (i) You are not accepted for the Program or (ii) as specifically set forth in this Agreement.

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