Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Effective: Jan 1, 2020

Welcome to the WLRHS CHARLESTON LESSEE LLC doing business as THE RYDER HOTEL (“RyderHotel”, “we” or “us”) website, www.theryderhotel.com, and other THE RYDER HOTEL -related sites, apps, communications, capabilities and services (“Services”) accessible on or by any top-level domain owned or used by us (the “Website”). Please read these Terms carefully. By using the Website, you (“User” or “you”) are agreeing to these Terms and to the conditions and notices set forth below (collectively, the “Agreement”).  By accessing or using this Website in any manner, you agree that (1) you have read and familiarized yourself with thisAgreement, (2) you understand the Agreement, and (3) you are bound by theAgreement in your use of the Website. You are entering into this Agreement with us. If you do not accept all of the terms and conditions contained in or incorporated by reference into this Agreement, please do not use the Website.

 

Modification of These Terms of Use

 We reserve the right at any time, at our sole discretion, to change or otherwise modify the Agreement without prior notice, and such changes will be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued access or use of the Website signifies your acceptance of the updated or modified Agreement. Unless otherwise indicated, any new material added to theWebsite will also be subject to the Agreement. Be sure to return to this page periodically to review the most current version of the Agreement.

Additional terms, conditions, rules and restrictions may apply to services, promotions, reservations, purchases, transactions and other activities conducted on or through the Website. You agree to comply with this Agreement and with any additional terms, conditions, rules and restrictions when applicable. You understand that your failure to comply may result in consequences such as cancellation of your reservations or other transactions, and additional fees and penalties being charged to you.

 

Who Can Use the Website 

The Website is not intended to be used by persons under the age of 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18 years old, please do not use the Website or any of the services offered by us. If you are submitting information for a business entity, by doing so, you represent that you have the authority to bind that business entity to the Agreement. We may, in our sole and absolute discretion, refuse to allow use of the Website or accept a person’s or entity’s information and may, at any time, refuse to permit a person’s, or entity’s, continuing use of the Website for any reason or for no reason, in our sole discretion.

 

User Conduct and Obligations

The content and information on the Website(including, but not limited to, messages, data, information, text, music ,sound, photos, graphics, video, maps, icons, software, code or other material)(collectively, the “Content”), as well as the infrastructure used to provide such Content, is proprietary to us or third parties. Without our prior written permission, you may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute or modify our trademarks or other proprietary information in any way. You agree to follow all applicable laws and regulations when using the Website. You may not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website. Additionally, you agree not to:

  1. Provide false or misleading information     about yourself to us, impersonate any other person, or otherwise attempt     to mislead others about your identity or the origin of any Content,     message or other communication;
  2. Register, subscribe, attempt to register,     attempt to subscribe, unsubscribe, or attempt to unsubscribe any party for     any services if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so;
  3. Collect information about other visitors     to the website without their consent or otherwise systematically extract     data or data fields, including without limitation any financial data or     email addresses;
  4. Probe, scan, test the vulnerability of or     breach the authentication measures of the Website or any related web     pages, networks or systems;
  5. Use any robot, spider, scraper, deep link or     other automated or manual means to access the Website, or copy and/or     redistribute any Content, information or software on the Website;
  6. Manipulate or otherwise display the     Website by using framing, creating deep-links to the Website by bypassing     the Website’s home page, mirroring or similar navigational technology or     directly link to any portion of the Website other than the main home page;
  7. Attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit,     decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software programs used by us     in connection with the Website;
  8. Input or upload to the Website any     information that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs or     other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, interfere     with, intercept or expropriate any system, the Website or information or     that infringes the intellectual property rights of another;
  9. Use or access the Website in any way that,     in our sole judgment, adversely affects the performance or function of the     Website or interferes with the ability of authorized parties to access the     Website, including but not limited to any action that imposes, or may     impose, in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately     large load on our infrastructure; and
  10. Engage in, perform or conduct any of the prohibited     actions or activities identified below under “Reviews, Comments and Use of     Other Interactive Areas.”

 

Intellectual Property

Except for public domain material, the Website is protected by intellectual property laws, including U.S. copyright laws. You are hereby granted a non-exclusive license to use the Content at the Website while connected to the Website (including, where available, to email individualContent to others directly from this site). You are also granted a limited license to print one copy of any Content posted at the Website, but only for your personal use. Except as expressly provided above, all other rights are reserved. Among other things, except to the extent required for the limited purpose of reviewing material on the Website, electronic reproduction, adaptation, distribution, performance or display is prohibited. Commercial use of any of the Content is strictly prohibited. Use of any of our trademarks and any trademarks licensed to us, such as metatags on other web sites, also is strictly prohibited. You may not display the Website in frames (or any of theContent via in-line links) without our express written permission, which may be requested by contacting us at privacy@davidsonhotels.com.

 

Electronic Communications 

When you visit the Website or send or accept electronic messages through the Website, you are communicating with us electronically, and as a result, you consent to receive communications from us electronically. We may communicate with you by email or other authorized form of electronic message or by posting notices on the Website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. You further agree that any notices provided by us electronically are deemed to be given and received on the date we transmit any such electronic communication as described in the Agreement. You have a right to withdraw your consent to receive electronic communications at any time, and may request a paper version of any electronic communication. You acknowledge that such withdrawal of consent will prohibit you from accessing and using core functionalities of the Website. You further acknowledge that we reserve the right to charge you a reasonable fee for the production and mailing of paper versions of electronic communications, unless charging a fee is prohibited by applicable law. To request a paper copy of an electronic communication, write us at privacy@davidsonhotels.com.

If our hardware or software requirements change, we will post to the Website notice of the revised hardware or software requirements. Continuing to use the Website after receiving notice of the changes to the Website is reaffirmation of your consent.

We are not responsible or liable for communication errors, failures or other malfunctions, or lost, stolen or misdirected transactions, transmissions, messages or entries, or for the security of any such communications.

 

Access to Invoice and/or Payment Information

By use of any of theWebsite features containing invoice and/or payment information you certify thatyou represent each and every company whose data is shown to you, and that youhave been duly authorized by said companies to view invoice and/or paymentinformation for each and every company via the Website. We reserve the right torequire a signed letterhead or other written authorized document from any andall companies for which you request access before allowing access to anycompany’s invoice and/or payment information. If you should find that you haveaccess to data that you are not authorized to use or view, then you arerequired to contact us immediately to have said account(s) removed from youraccount list. Failure to do so may result in denial of access to the Website.

 

Reviews, Comments and Use of Other InteractiveAreas

Please be aware that by submitting any message,data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, code or any otherContent to the Website by electronic mail, postings on the Website, or othersocial network platforms operated by us, including any questions, comments,suggestions, ideas or the like contained in any submissions (collectively,“Submissions”), you are certifying that you are the rightful owner or licenseeof the Submission and you grant us a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual,transferable, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to (a) use, reproduce,modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from andpublicly display and perform such Submissions throughout the world in anymedia, now known or hereafter devised; and (b) use the name that you submit inconnection with such Submission. You acknowledge that we may choose to provideattribution of your comments or reviews at our discretion. You further grant usthe right to pursue at law any person or entity that violates your or ourrights in the Submissions by a breach of the Agreement. You acknowledge andagree that Submissions are non-confidential and non-proprietary.

 

The Website and other social network platformsmay contain discussion forums, bulletin boards, reviews or other means in whichyou or third parties may post Content, messages, materials or other items onthe Website (“Interactive Areas”). If we provide such Interactive Areas, youare solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them atyour own risk. By using any Interactive Areas, you expressly agree not to post,upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through theWebsite any of the following:

  1. Any Submission that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive,     inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
  2. Submissions that would constitute,   encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate     any local, state, national or international law;
  3. Submissions that may infringe any patent,  trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary  right of any party;
  4. Submissions that impersonate any person or  entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or     entity, including the website;
  5. Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, contests, raffles, or solicitations;
  6. Private information of any third party  including, without limitation, surname (family name) addresses, phone     numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
  7. Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files;
  8. Any Submission that is unrelated to the topic of the Interactive Area(s) in which such Submission is posted; or
  9. Submissions or links to Content that, in the sole judgment of our website, (a) violates the previous subsections     herein, (b) is objectionable, (c) restricts or inhibits any other person     from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Website, or (d)     exposes or could expose our website or its customers to any harm or     liability of any type.

 

We take no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Submissions posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor are we liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. We are not liable for any statements, representations or Submission provided by its Users in any public forum, personal home page or other Interactive Area. Although we have no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the Submissions posted to or distributed through any Interactive Area, we reserve the right, and have absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit without notice any Content posted or stored on theWebsite at any time and for any reason.

 

If it is determined that you retain mora lrights (including rights of attribution or integrity) in Submissions, you hereby declare that (a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the Submission, or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto; (b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the Submission by usor its licensees, successors and assigns; (c) you forever waive and agree not toclaim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in anyof the Submission; and (d) you forever release us, and its licensees, successors and assigns, from any claims that you could otherwise assert against any of them by virtue of any such moral rights.

 

Any violation of the foregoing violates theAgreement and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension ofyour rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Website. See “Termination”,below.

 

Digital Millennium CopyrightAct Notice

 

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We may, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, terminate the access of Users who infringe the copyrights or intellectual property rights of others.

 

If you believe your work has been copied and isaccessible at the Website, or other social network platforms operated by us, ina way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the Website containslinks or other references to another online location that contains material oractivity that infringes your copyright, you may notify us by providing ourcopyright agent the information required by the U.S. Online CopyrightInfringement Liability Limitation Act of the U.S. Digital Millennium CopyrightAct. Our agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regardingthe Website can be reached by mail: Davidson Hotel Company LLC, One RaviniaDrive, Suite 1600, Atlanta, GA 30346, USA, Attention: General Counsel,Copyright Inquiry; or by telephone: 678-349-0909, Attention: General Counsel.

 

Your notice must satisfy therequirements of the DMCA and include the following information: 
(i) Your name, mailing address, and email address; 
(ii) A statement identifying the copyrighted material you claim is infringed, such as a URL linking to an authorized version of the copyrightedmaterial; 
(iii) A statement identifying where the allegedly infringing material is located, such as URL linking to the allegedly infringing material; 
(iv) A statement that you have a good faith belief that the allegedly infringing material identified in section (ii), above, is not authorized by thecopyright owner, its agent, or the law; 
(v) A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in thisnotice is accurate and that you are the owner of the copyrighted material orare authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted material;and 
(vi) An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act onbehalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. 

 

Our Privacy Policy 

Our Privacy Policy governs the use ofinformation collected from or provided by you through the Website. With respectto any individual whose personal information is provided by you to our website,you represent to us that you have obtained all necessary consents for theprocessing of such personal information contemplated by the services you areusing, including the transfer of such data to the United States or othercountries whose laws may not provide the same level of protection for thepersonal data as the laws of the country of origin of such individual.

We are concernedabout privacy issues. Please click here to review our currentPrivacy Policy, which also governs your use of the Website and all otherwebsites, pages, accounts and other electronic media owned or controlled by us,to understand our practices.

 

Security

Registered Users are responsible for theprotection of their account numbers, customer name, and password associated with Internet access to all Website and Interactive Areas. In the event of anyunauthorized access to your account, you must immediately notify us; however, weare not responsible or liable for damage of any kind as a result of anyunauthorized access. To protect yourself from unauthorized access to your account information, we highly recommend that you change your password frequently and do not share your password with anyone.

 

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT,INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR SIMILAR DAMAGES (INCLUDING,WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, LOST DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ATTORNEYS’ FEES) ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, ORYOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE WEBSITE, ITS FEATURES OR CONTENT, OR THE HOTEL’S SERVICES, WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT,TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE HOTEL IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

 

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE THE WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND THE INCLUSION OR OFFERING OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON THE WEBSITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION OF SUCH PRODUCTS OR SERVICES BY THE HOTEL. THE WEBSITE AND ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE,PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS OR ANY EMAIL SENT FROM US, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE WEBSITE ANDTHE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON INFRINGEMENT.

 

Indemnification

You agree to defend and indemnify the hotel andeach of its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, representatives,licensors, owners, partners, investors, employees, successors and assigns fromand against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages,fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature, includingbut not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising from:

  1. Your breach of this Agreement;
  2. Your violation of any law or the rights of     a third party; or
  3. Your use of this Website.

You and each of your successors, assigns,subsidiaries and affiliates, hereby unconditionally release and foreverdischarge the hotel and each of its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors,officers, agents, representatives, licensors, owners, partners, investors,employees, successors and assigns harmless from any and all complaints, claims,charges, damages, demands, suits, actions and causes of action, whether at lawor in equity (including attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses), known andunknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out ofor in any way connected with your use of the Website.

 

Termination

You agree that the hotel, in its solediscretion, may terminate or suspend your use or access to the Website,Interactive Areas, Submissions, Content, information, and services at any timeand for any or no reason, in its sole discretion, and without priornotification, even if access and use continues to be allowed to others. Uponsuch suspension or termination, you must immediately (a) discontinue use of theWebsite, and (b) destroy any copies you have made of any portion ofSubmissions. Accessing the Website, Interactive Areas, Submissions, Content,information, and services after such termination, suspension or discontinuationshall constitute an act of trespass. Further, you agree that the hotel shallnot be liable to you or any third party for any termination or suspension ofyour access to the Website, Interactive Areas, Content, information, andservices.

 

Third Parties

The Website may contain links to websites,pages, accounts or other electronic media owned or controlled by parties otherthan the hotel. Such links are provided for your reference and convenienceonly. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for theircontents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. Further, it is upto you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or softwareyou download (whether from the Website or other websites) is free of such itemsas viruses, worms, Trojan horses, defects and other items of a destructivenature. Our inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsementof the material on such websites or any association with their operators. Insome cases you may be asked by a third party site to link your profile on ourwebsite to a profile on another third party site. Choosing to do so is purelyoptional, and the decision to allow this information to be linked can bedisabled (with the third party site) at any time.

 

Copyright and TrademarkNotices

All trademarks, trade names, logos, images,typefaces, graphics, service marks and trade dress displayed on the Sites(collectively, the “Marks”) are the property of the hotel or its licensors,content providers or other third parties. Nothing in these Terms of Use or onthe Sites shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel orotherwise, any license or right to use any Mark without the prior writtenconsent of the hotel or the owner of the Mark. In addition, the look and feelof the Website, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons andscripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of the hotel or itslicensors, content providers or other third parties and may not be copied,imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of thehotel or the owner thereof. All other trademarks, registered trademarks,product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Website are the propertyof their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes orother information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier orotherwise, does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship orrecommendation thereof by the hotel.

 

If you are aware of an infringement of eitheryour brand or our brand, please let us know by contacting us via mail or email.See “How to Contact Us,” below.

 

General 

You agree to use the Website in strictcompliance with all applicable laws, rules, rulings and regulations and in afashion that does not, in the sole judgment of the hotel, negatively reflect onthe goodwill or reputation of the hotel and shall take no actions that wouldcause us to be in violation of any laws, rules, rulings or regulationsapplicable to us. The Hotel and the Website are based in the United States. TheAgreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of theState of Georgia, USA without reference to the principles of conflicts of lawof that state or any other jurisdiction. You hereby consent to the exclusivejurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Georgia or the courts ofthe United States located in DeKalb County, Georgia, and stipulate to thefairness and convenience of proceedings in such courts for all disputes arisingout of or relating to the use of the Website. You agree that all claims you mayhave against us arising from or relating to the Website must be heard andresolved in a court of competent subject matter jurisdiction located in the Stateof Georgia within two (2) years from the date on which such claim or actionarose or accrued or such claim or cause of action will be irrevocably waived.Use of the Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not giveeffect to all provisions of the Agreement, including, without limitation, thisparagraph. If any part of the Agreement is determined to be invalid orunenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, thewarranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then theinvalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid,enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the originalprovision and the remaining provisions in the Agreement shall continue in fullforce and effect.

 

The Agreement (and any other terms andconditions referenced herein) constitutes the entire agreement between you and thehotel with respect to the Website and it supersedes all prior orcontemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, orwritten, between the User and the hotel with respect to the Website. Youfurther agree that our affiliates and our hotel management company, DavidsonHotel Company LLC d/b/a Pivot Hotels & Resorts, are intended third partybeneficiaries of all provisions of this Agreement including, without limitation,the “Limitation of Liability”, “Disclaimer of Warranties”, and“Indemnification” provisions hereof. A printed version of the Agreement and ofany notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial oradministrative proceedings based upon or relating to the Agreement to the sameextent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents andrecords originally generated and maintained in printed form.

 

How to Contact Us

 If you have any questions or comments about theAgreement, or your dealings with the Website, please contact us by email sent toprivacy@davidsonhotels.com or by mail at Davidson Hotel Company LLC, OneRavinia Drive, Suite 1600, Atlanta, GA 30346, USA, Attention: General Counsel,Website Inquiry.