Merinet.com - Site Ownership
By using this website you agree to abide by the terms and conditions detailed below. If you do not agree with our terms and conditions please do not use this website.
The references to ‘us’, ‘we’, ‘our’, ‘ours’, ‘the Company’ are references to Powder Blue Limited, registered in England, company registration number 3186762, who owns this website, and to this website. We may at any time and without prior notice change these terms and conditions and your continued use of the website implies that you agree with such terms which apply at the time of your use.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws applicable in England and Wales and any dispute or claims arising from these terms and conditions shall be dealt with by courts in England and Wales.
Merinet.com - The Website
Information on the website is managed by Powder Blue Limited. Contributions and advertisements are also posted by third-parties. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the information is correct and up to date we make no guarantees that this is the case and cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone using this information whether posted by us or a third-party either on the website or in any other correspondence.
Any details, prices, timetables, or any other information relating to details of offers on this website should only be considered indicative until such time as you have received written confirmation from the third-party operating the service at such time specific terms and conditions will then exist between you and them.
Whilst we include hyperlinks and references to services and products from third parties for your convenience we cannot be responsible for any materials on those sites nor does it imply that we have any further associations with the providers of those sites. Any opinions or advice we state are for your informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement or encouragement for you to follow our opinion.
All rights to this website are reserved. Unless otherwise stated, we own (or are licensed or have permission to use) the intellectual capital rights of this website. Information, texts, photographs, designs, documents, any other material on the site, or any intellectual capital relating to the site not explicitly stated herein may not be used commercially or unlawfully by you or transferred to a third-party by you. You may not reprint, translate, rent, sub-licence, copy, modify publish, sell, or distribute any part of this website without our prior written consent. You may not attempt to derive or derive the source code of the website. You are welcome to print and use the information for personal use, except where the credit is not exclusively/explicitly Merinet.com's and therefore where other permissions may be required by prior written consent.
Merinet.com - Liability
The information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons, contained within the site are provided 'as is'. We, nor any supplier or third-party listed within the site, make no guarantees, express or implied, that the information provided is accurate. We make no guarantees, express or implied, of the standards of service or quality of the products listed within the site.
Unless otherwise stated any purchases made to a third-party included on the website, and any subsequent enquiries, bookings or contracts will be subject to separate terms and conditions between you and the operator of the service or product purchased. You should contact the supplier or operator of such services or products for a copy of their terms and conditions and any restrictions which may apply.
When making a booking to a third-party, be advised that this is usually only valid once confirmed in writing by the operator or service provider you have contacted. Fares are not guaranteed until tickets are confirmed and purchased and details may be subject to change as should be detailed in separate terms and conditions from the operator or service provider.
Where you have contacted us with regards a third-party we shall make no guarantees, express or implied, of the accuracy of the information in any reply, nor that we shall be able to respond to, or forward to the relevant parties, enquires made by you. We shall, however, endeavour to address notifications of omissions or errors either made by us or third-party and forward relevant information to any relevant parties. We do not guarentee that the site nor the server it runs on is free of viruses or bugs.
We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone as a consequence of reliance or use of any content available on or through this site, from the failure to access or delay in accessing this site, or the performance or non-performance of any third party providers listed on or connected to this site.
Merinet.com - Your Contributions
You authorise us to transmit, publish, store, modify and copy any emails, posts, photographs, logos, or advertisements which you send to us either via email or throughout our websites world-wide. You agree that these submissions will be constructive and polite, that these submissions and any usernames you use are not in any way unlawful, harrassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, obscene, profane, sexually orientated, or racially offensive. You agree to only submit material which does not infringe the rights or third parties rights including intellectual captial rights, privacy, trademarks or secrecy.
We reserve the right to take action against you including restricting access to the website or services, or informing relevant authorities of your actions, in case of breach of these terms and conditions by you.
If any section of these terms and conditions is declared invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable the remaining sections shall remain in full effect.
Merinet.com - Further Information & Advice
You should not reveal any personal information about yourself, such as your address, credit card details, telephone number, on the Internet or via email unless you are certain that it is safe to do so and that any confidential or private information you share over the Internet is sent by secure encryption means.
It is always your responsibility to ensure full compliance with any passport, visa, and inoculation requirements as governed either by your country of residence or by those you will be travelling to.
Be advised that various consumer protection schemes and laws relating to travel and tourism companies exist for your financial protection and that it is in your interests to be aware of such schemes.
Any activity in the mountains can be considered a dangerous activity. We advise you to make yourselves fully aware of such potential dangers and the likeliness of their occurrence in your case. Such dangers include: venturing beyond your own capabilities or those of the group you are in the company of; ignoring safety warnings and advice made available locally or through television, newspapers or via the Internet, with regards avalanches, piste closures, rock falls, landslides and high water levels; venturing off-piste or to areas of uncertainty without a qualified guide or advice from local experts; improper preparation, fitness, and provision of equipment and protection from the elements.
You should always ensure that you have obtained sufficient insurance cover, either via your own policy or through that of any event organiser or operator, appropriate to the activities you will be participating in and you should carry details of this on you at all times. Details of insurance providers may be found on our website.
Please note, we do not sell any information collected by cookies used on our site, nor do we knowingly provide information directly to third parties (although we use 3rd party tools and services which require cookies to work and to provide the functionality/experience that they offer), unless where we are required to by law.
What's 'a cookie' - can you eat them?
Cookies are used by most websites you visit in order to improve your experience by allowing that website to remember you by storing some information on your device, in a small file called a 'cookie' (that's geek-speak for you!), either for a single visit (called a ‘session cookie’) or for repeated visits (called a ‘persistent cookie’).
Cookies do lots of things such as helping navigation, storing preferences, and improving your experience on a website. Cookies make your interaction with a website faster and better. If a website does not have cookies, can't understand what else you have done whilst visiting the site, and it is impossible not to have cookies and be able to manage login details that keep you logged in when you visit pages as a recognised user. A cookie is even required to recognise your cookie acceptance preferences.
Some websites will also rely on cookies to allow them to better present their advertising, e.g. based on your location and/or browsing habits.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (1st party cookies) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (3rd party cookies).
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your browsing device by a website server and only that server can recover or read the contents of that file. Each cookie is unique to your usage. It will contain anonymous details such as a unique identifier, the site name, and some other data. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences and shopping cart information.
What if you don't like cookies?
If you don’t want to cookies on your device at all, you can modify your browser settings to notify you about cookies or to block them, although your web-experience will be significantly compromised. You can also delete cookies from your device in your browsers' settings.Please visit www.aboutcookies.org, for more information.
The cookies we use on this website typically fall into the following categories:
- Strictly necessary
- 3rd-party Content & Embedded content
- Sharing Tools
- Adobe Flash Player
Some cookies we use are strictly necessary so you can interact with this website and for us to be able to monitor return visits, to save you time and effort by remembering your preferences and settings. These include logging in to comment, modify settings for feeds and alerts and so on.
Functionality cookies are used to store options you need to have the content on this site present properly, such as sort order of listings pages so that you don't loose your place.
We enable cookies on this site for internal usage, to help provide a better user experience. The information provided by these cookies enables us to understand how you use our site so we can improve the content we show to you. These cookies help us understand the best layouts and design concepts. Many of these performance cookies are set by a 3rd party provider (3rd party cookies) as they are much smarter than us and there's no point recreating the wheel...
Most of our advertising is contracted and managed in-house, to be as relevant to the subjects we cover as possible. It is possible that some advertising be tailored to you by the software we use if we have generic campaign running which isn't directly managed by us, based on other sites you visit, or based on your (anonymous) IP address's geo-location. We rely on advertising revenues to contribute to the production of this site and the content you have come to visit us for, and have access to, free of charge or otherwise. We also collect anonymous interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) to help ensure we feature the most relevant content and range of businesses. We may use these data profiles, which do not indentify you personnally, in our discussions with 3rd-parties in order to demonstrate the typical profiles of visitors to our site.
3rd-party Content & Embedded content
To support our reporting and the information we provide we embed photos, videos, comments tools etc., from websites such as YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, Disqus etc.. As such, when you visit pages containing such content, you may be have cookies set from these websites. We do not control the cookies from these sites and you will need to check the 3rd party's website for more information.
You will also see embedded ‘share’ buttons on our site; these enable you to easily share content with your contacts/friends via email and social networking. When you click on one of these buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. Again, we don't control these cookies which are required for this sharing functionality to be enabled
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Flash Player can also store information on your device, however, these cookies are not controlled through your browser. Some web browsers are being enhanced to let you control Flash player settings but currently to limit or prevent Flash cookies, you must do this through Adobe's own website. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you.
We respect your privacy. Some of the tools we provide on this site prompt you for contact details, including your name, email address and phone number. We keep records of correspondence and contact details to improve our services and offers to you. The nature of the tools we supply and your decision to use them includes the sharing of your information and details with 3rd-parties, which we limit to those who you nominate to contact via specific listings, and/or to our employees or agents who work on our behalf. We do not resell your details to unrelated 3rd-parties.
From time-to-time we may contact you using the details you have supplied to let you know about our new services or offers.
Merinet.com - Local Businesses’ Contributions
We charge a fee or commission to local businesses who want us to update their details, photos, events, offers and/or their presentation in our system; some take additional promotional banners on the site - to better promote their products and/or their services. These contributions help to cover some of the costs of operating the site, developing the software, salaries, hardware, paying the electricity, cars/travel and more...
The local partners we work with share our aim to build the best tourist information resource for Meribel and understand the importance their contribution makes to cover our administration costs and pursue our goal.
No business is included in the site because they have paid us, they are vetted before we put them on the site and we do not charge for web-links. We only work with businesses whom we know endeavour to offer a genuine product and quality of service, that we personally like ourselves, and who we feel are relevant to visitors to the site. Most partners are leading local businesses with good reputations. If you have feedback about certain businesses, good or bad, please let us know – every experience is different.
Occasionally, we may decide to no longer feature a certain business because we feel they are do not support the spirit of the site and/or our aims, or are seeking to exploit our goodwill or that of our visitors and the site’s community, or that they have received excessive legitimate complaints, and/or no longer seem to be trading legitimately.
We are committed to making sure that our resort reporting remains genuine, irrespective of our sponsors - our content team is under instruction to be objective about their coverage. We openly include reviews and comments from 3rd parties to ensure we give you choice and balanced opinions that are shared by more than just us. We curate these other reviews for you in our pages.
The more you and the community feedback the more complete the information on the site will be.