WWOOF China does not give refunds.
By applying to join WWOOF China you are agreeing to enter into the following legally binding agreement with WWOOF China.
The words “you” and “your” stated here throughout
The words “you” and “your” stated here throughout refer to the person, and / or persons, and / or legal entity, and / or legal entities applying to join WWOOF China,.
People other than yourself who are to have rights in your membership to WWOOF China.
If there are people other than yourself who constitute part of your membership to WWOOF China,, then you must individually specify them in your application to join WWOOF China,, and by specifying those other people in your application to join WWOOF China,, you and they are agreeing to enter into this agreement with WWOOF China,. By not specifying other people in your application to join WWOOF China, you are stating that all other people associated with you will have absolutely no rights in your agreement with WWOOF China.
You understand that by applying to join WWOOF China, you are agreeing that all matters arising from your relationship with WWOOF China, will be confined to that which is WWOOF China. By applying to join WWOOF China, you are agreeing that your relationship with WWOOF China, is in no way a relationship with the individual people who are the principals of WWOOF China.
You agree that you will not seek damages of any kind from WWOOF China, or the principals of WWOOF China,
As a pre condition to applying to join WWOOF China, you agree that you will be a member of WWOOF China, entirely at your own risk, and that you will not seek damages of any kind from WWOOF China, or the principals of WWOOF China,, or from other WWOOF China, members, pertaining to any outcomes that may arise during your involvement with WWOOF China,, WWOOF China, members, and any other persons associated. By applying to join WWOOF China, you are agreeing to this indemnity.
While engaging with other WWOOF China, members, you will always ask for explanation about any activities other WWOOF China, members may ask you to do, before you do them, as to whether it is safe for you to do the activity. If you are asked to do something that you don’t properly understand, or that to you seems unsafe, or something that you have not done before and cannot judge the safety of it, then you will elect not to do it. You will always consider your safety first. By applying to join WWOOF China, you are agreeing to take these precautions. It is your responsibility to communicate to WWOOF China any behaviors or activities you find objectionable within 48 hours of the event/activity so that we may follow-up with the Host. You must provide information including which host, the host number, the host name and a description of what happened. No refunds are provided under any circumstances. WWOOF China does not guarentee or promise your experience will be safe or fun.
Your WWOOF China, membership does not include insurance of any kind. We recommend that you arrange insurance cover to cover yourself and cover other WWOOF China, members whom you may come into contact with, pertaining to sickness, injury, loss, damages, etc.; travel insurance as part of sensible travel plans, and, normal liability insurance as part of hosting visitors and friends at your property. You should make clear on your insurance application full details about WWOOF China,, and your membership to WWOOF China,, that WWOOF China, is a means by which you the traveler intends to travel and holiday, and, a means by which you the host intend to welcome friends and visitors to your home, where you the traveler usually help you the host at the hosts place, where in return for you the traveler helping you the host, you the host gives you the traveler meals and accommodation. You the traveler should advise your insurance company of the explanation pertaining to the hosts you plan to visit, and you the host should advise your insurance company details of the travelers you plan to host and your place. By applying to join WWOOF China,, you are agreeing to either arrange this insurance for yourself, or if you decide not to arrange insurance for yourself, then to entirely indemnity WWOOF China, from any claims that may arise from your membership to WWOOF China,.
Visas are entirely your responsibility. Neither the WWOOF China, office, nor WWOOF China Hosts, can sponsor or support you in any way on visas matters. If you are in any doubt about your eligibility for a visa to China. If, after you have applied and paid for WWOOF China, membership, you find you are unable to obtain a visa, refund will not be given.
One membership for each person
Each person who contacts (or for whom contact is made) and / or visits Hosts must be a member of WWOOF China, BEFORE Hosts are contacted. If you are planning to travel with friends or family, those persons will each need join, pay, become a member, and print out their WWOOFer Permit, before hosts are contacted. You may not take a friend with you citing them as a ‘visitor’ or other and not a WWOOFer.
Membership material is for the individual member only
All WWOOF China, membership material that you are given is for your exclusive use only as a paid member of WWOOF China,, and must not be given to others.
You must not go to a Host without an appropriately completed WWOOFer Permit. You can print out a copy of your WWOOFer Permit from the WWOOFer Menu when you have logged in as a member.
WWOOFING WITHOUT A MEMBERSHIP
Each person who contacts, (including you contacting hosts on behalf of someone else), and who visits hosts, must be a member of WWOOF China,. If you are planning to travel with friends or family, those persons will each need join, pay and become a member, before hosts are contacted. Please understand the procedures regarding this, outlined below. Some people ignore this and it is so unpleasant for us to action them. Most all our Hosts are busy with WWOOFers and are reluctant to take WWOOFers who don’t do the right thing on their membership as they see the potential for the same WWOOFer to not do the right thing at their place if they were to accept them as a WWOOFer. When a WWOOFer is found to be ignoring this, we may:
a) Inform hosts of the names of the WWOOFer and his or her friend, which may result in some hosts not accepting them.
b) Terminate their membership.
c) Ask the person to pay in retrospect for the membership for the person who was not a member of WWOOF China, whom they took with them WWOOFing in China, or the person to whom they gave membership information, regardless of whether that person has too paid and joined WWOOF China,. In these cases the money will be used to pay for membership for students, researchers, and others who cannot afford to pay for membership themselves.
d) Ask the person to pay a penalty equal to at minimum the cost of one membership. This is in addition to the cost that they are required to pay for actual membership for themselves, resulting in them paying double the cost that people who do the right thing pay. In the case of one WWOOF China, member giving a friend copies of his membership material, we ask both offenders to pay one penalty each. We use each additional payment to pay for a WWOOF membership for someone from a developing country, or a person doing research, or other who cannot afford to pay for it themselves. If the person(s) would like to specify the country to which we should work to give the membership the penalty will pay for, that is fine.
e) Notify hosts of the events that have unfolded, and this may result in the person(s) not being accepted by hosts.
f) Notify other WWOOF groups and various other travel, volunteer, work, study, exchange, and other associations of the events that have unfolded.
SOLICITING HOSTS IS NOT PERMITTED
Members must NOT solicit other members to sell them things or services, or for any other reasons.
Please take WWOOF rules seriously
Much of our work at WWOOF China, is towards:
– Genuine, quality experiences
Those who ignore WWOOF rules will have their membership revoked and hosts will be notified they are not to accept you as a guest.
WWOOF China reserves the right to inform other WWOOF organizations in other countries when we find a WWOOFer who attempts to break the rules or will not provide WWOOFer Permits to hosts for all WWOOFers.
Hosts insist we have a zero tolerance to people ignoring WWOOF rules, rightly sighting the potential for that same person to ignore what rules, values and preferences that they might have at their place.