Bev Fentiman
Bev Fentiman
Founder

Last updated: 24th October 2018

Your use of Our Site, Our App and Our Telephone Booking Service is subject to these terms and conditions together with any additional terms and policies referred to in them (“Our Terms”).
Thank you for choosing Alps Massage, the best place to book a professional massage in your home, hotel, chalet or apartment.
These terms and conditions of service together with any terms and policies referred to in them (“ Our Terms ”) constitute a legally binding agreement between you and Alps Massage Ltd (“ Alps Massage ”, “ we ”, “ us ” or “ our ”). Alps Massage is a private limited company registered in England and Wales with company No.11585936
Alps Massage provides a booking service (the “Services”) for a range of massage therapy treatments (“Massage Treatments”) that are performed in each and every case by independent self-employed professional massage therapists (“Independent Therapists”). In providing this booking service, Alps Massage acts as the agent of these Independent Therapists. Alps Massage has no responsibility for any Massage Treatments which you book through us: we are simply involved with the booking process, as well as providing ancillary services as explained below.
The Services we offer allows you to search through Our Site and purchase Massage Treatments from a number of Independent Therapists. As part of the Services, we also provide some ancillary services such as arranging such bookings and providing you with customer service assistance.
However, as stated above, the contract for the purchase of the Massage Treatments is between you and the Independent Therapists. This means that it is the Independent Therapist (not us) who is legally responsible for providing the Massage Treatments to you. However, Alps Massage remain responsible in respect of its obligations to you in accordance with these Terms and Conditions which shall be legally binding. If you have any questions, complaints or requests for refunds, we can be contacted directly via our Customer Services Team. Alps Massage will remain the point of contact for the Customer for Customer Service questions.
Alps Massage shall, if requested, provide intermediary services between you and Independent Therapists in connection with Customer Service or dispute resolution matters.
In order to use the Services you must be over 18 years of age.
When booked by us, the Massage Treatment you receive will be subject to the Independent Therapists terms and conditions as set out in the Client Consultation Form (“Independent Therapists' T&Cs”) you will be asked to confirm your acceptance of them prior to receiving the Massage Services The Independent Therapist's T&Cs will form the basis of your agreement with the Independent Therapist for your Massage Treatment (each a "Massage Treatment Agreement"). Alps Massage is not a party to any Massage Treatment Agreement: this will solely be between you and the Independent Therapist who provides you with your Massage Treatment.
Our Terms govern your use of our website ("Our Site ") and also our App ("Our App") and our telephone booking services (collectively "Our Booking Services"). By using Our Site or Booking Services, you agree to abide by Our Terms.
Please read Our Terms carefully and thoroughly. If you do not accept Our Terms, you must not make a booking through Alps Massage for any Massage Treatment.
In order to provide Our Booking Services, we may collect personal data from you. Before making a booking with us please read our privacy policy.
The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 requires Alps Massage to give you certain key information for there to be a legally binding contract between you and us. This information is set out below [and is also linked in the email which we will send to you to confirm any booking you make through us with an Independent Therapist]. Details on how to make a booking are set out below. If we wish to change any key information once a legally binding contract is made, we can only do this if you agree to it.
We only conclude contracts in the English language.

Eligible Use

You confirm that you are of legal age to access and use Our Site and/or Our Booking Services and of legal capa to agree to Our Terms. You are not eligible to use Our Booking Services if you are under the age of 18.

Usage

When registered on Our Site or through Our App you will be able to access our search engine to look for Massage Treatments within the French Alps and to book Massage Treatments with an Independent Therapist of your choice.

Booking Process & Payment

You can make a booking through Our Site or through Our App by choosing an Independent Therapist.
Your payment details will be requested at the time of booking and payment will be collected when you make a booking.
Full payment of the Treatment Fee is due at the time of booking the Massage Treatment with the Independent Therapist through us. Full details of the prices are referred to below. 
The Treatment Fee belongs to the Independent Therapist who provides the Massage Treatment. Alps Massage collects the Treatment Fee from you as their agent. For each booking made through us, we charge the relevant Independent Therapist an agreed fee for introducing you to that Independent Therapist (" Our Agent's Fee "). We have an agreement with each Independent Therapist under which we are entitled to deduct Our Agent's Fee from the Treatment Fee paid by you for the Massage Treatment. 
We will do all that we reasonably can to ensure that all of the information you give us when paying for the Massage Treatment is secure by using an encrypted secure payment mechanism. However, in the absence of negligence on the part of Alps Massage, we will not be legally responsible to you for any loss that you may suffer if a third party gains unauthorised access to any information that you may give us at any time.
All payments by credit card or debit card need to be authorised by the relevant card issuer. We may also need to use extra security steps via Verified by Visa.
By making a booking you agree to provide complete, correct and true information, including without limitation billing and payment information.
Once your booking is accepted and confirmed by the Independent Therapist, you will receive confirmation of your appointment by email.
By making a booking, you are responsible for:

All Treatment Fees are payable through Our Site and Our App. As noted above, we collect payment of Treatment Fees on behalf of the Independent Therapist to whom we charge Our Agent's Fee.
Please note that all fees and charges are exclusive of VAT.

Prices

The price of Massage Treatments (each a " Treatment Price " and collectively " Treatment Prices ") varies according to the type and duration of the Massage Treatment you book and also the location of the premises you have designated for the Massage Treatment to be provided to you by the Independent Therapist (" Designated Premises "). Treatment Prices are set from time to time and the Treatment Price you will be required to pay for a specific Massage Treatment (each a " Treatment Fee " and collectively " Treatment Fees ") will be determined by reference to the Treatment Prices in force at the date when that Massage Treatment is booked.
Full details are set out in Our Site and Our App

Customer Responsibilities

In addition to the responsibilities noted above, it is your responsibility to provide complete and accurate information at the time of booking. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may result in a rejection of your booking request, cancellation of your booking or an inability of the booked Independent Therapist to provide the Massage Treatment as requested. Such failure may also result in loss or incorrect delivery of your booking confirmation.

Cancellation & Refunds

You acknowledge that you do not have any statutory right to cancel a booking made for a Massage Treatment. However, you have a contractual entitlement to cancel any booking you have made with an Independent Therapist through us in the following circumstances and on the described terms.
Subject to the cancellation being a Late or Very Late Cancellation (as described below), if you change your mind about your booking prior to the agreed appointment start time in that booking (" Massage Appointment Time ") then the Independent Therapist will be willing to treat your booking as cancelled (without requiring payment of all or any part of the applicable Treatment Fee and without levying any cancellation fee) if you cancel your booking via Our Site or Our App or via Customer Care on 0044 73664 10655:

If your cancellation of a booking is:

However, if your cancellation of a booking is within twenty four (24) hours of the Massage Appointment Time and if applicable, the Grace Period has elapsed, the Independent Therapist will be entitled to retain (or charge, as the case may be) one hundred per cent (100%) of the applicable Treatment Fee because your cancellation represents a Very Late Cancellation .
You will also be charged the full Treatment Fee by the Independent Therapist if you:

  1. Cancel a booking other than as permitted above;
  2. Attempt to cancel a booking on or after Massage Appointment Time; or
  3. Fail to attend a booking at the Massage Appointment Time and/or at the Designated Premises.

A cancellation fee is charged in order to compensate the Independent Therapist because it is not reasonable to expect that Independent Therapist to be able to provide Massage Treatments at another booking where you cancel with short or no notice.
Cancellation fees may in our absolute discretion be waived where you have been unable to cancel a booking without incurring the cancellation fee for genuine reasons which were outside of your control. Where cancellation fees are waived by us, we act as agent of the Independent Therapist who is the principal in supplying the Massage Services.

Extensions and Delays

If you wish to extend the time you have booked, the Independent Therapist will endeavour to fulfil your request. This subject to the availability of the Independent Therapist and also payment of an additional charge for the extended time calculated in accordance with the Treatment Prices (each an " Extra Time Charges " and collectively, " Extra Time Charges ").
If you are delayed and unable to start the Massage Treatment at the Designated Premises at the Massage Appointment Time by more than 10 minutes then, unless the Independent Therapist agrees to the contrary (which is within the sole discretion of the Independent Therapist):

We will collect the Extra Time Charges as agent of the Independent Therapists. These must be paid before the therapist leaves the clients premises.

Alps Massage Acts Only as an Introducer

Our Booking Services enable those seeking Massage Treatments to book appointments with Independent Therapists seeking to provide such Massage Treatments. Whilst Alps Massage interviews and assesses Independent Therapists who wish to provide Massage Treatment, we do not guarantee or warrant, and make no representations regarding the reliability, quality or suitability of Independent Therapists. This is entirely a matter for you. Accordingly, you acknowledge and agree that Alps Massage does not have any obligation to conduct any background checks on any Independent Therapist and have no obligation in respect of any service they may provide.
When interacting with any Independent Therapist you should exercise caution and common sense to protect your personal safety, details and property, just as you would when interacting with other persons who are unknown to you.

Promo Codes and Referrals

We may from time to time create and offer promotional codes and referral codes (together "Codes") that can be redeemed on the Site against purchases of Massage Treatments. Codes will only be valid for a period of time stated on or with them.
Codes do not have any cash value. Codes may:
(1) only be used for personal and non-commercial purposes. You can share your unique code with your personal connections via social media where you are the primary content owner. Codes may not be duplicated, sold, transferred, distributed or made available to others online (including through public sites such as coupon sites) or by other means;
(2) not be promoted in any way including via a Search Engine;
(3) not be exchanged for cash;
(4) only be used once and only one Code may be used per person; and
(5) may be subject to specific terms which will be made available by us, and must only be used in accordance with those terms.
In addition, Referral Codes will be limited to 25 referrals per user. If you wish to continue using the Referral Code for more than 25 referrals, please email alpsmassage@outlook.com  and we may (but are not obliged to) extend the relevant Referral Code.
Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts.
By redeeming a code via the Alps Massage referral scheme we will be sharing with the user who the code belongs to, your name, email address, and notification of first booking. This will show whether your first booking has been made and allow your referrer to get in touch to remind you if not. No other details will be shared. This information is used purely for the purposes of the referral scheme and not for any other purpose.

Prohibited Use

Our Booking Services are for your personal and non-commercial use and must only be used for the purposes of inquiring about or making bookings for Massage Treatments as expressly described above. You must not use the Site, App or the Telephone Booking Services to do any of the following which are strictly prohibited:

You agree not to breach these Terms in any way which may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your access to Our Booking Services.

Intellectual Property

ALPS MASSAGE, the Alps Massage logo, brand and all other intellectual property rights, trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Site, App or the Services (whether registered or unregistered) belong to us or our licensors (as are applicable) and are protected by intellectual property law. Nothing in these Terms grants you any rights in the Site, App or Booking Services or the content within the same. All rights are reserved.

Disclaimer

As noted above, we introduce individuals seeking Massage Treatments to Independent Therapists seeking to provide such Massage Treatments. We are not liable or responsible for the fulfilment of any booking or the performance of the Independent Therapist. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for addressing any claims you have as regards any Independent Therapist or any Massage Treatments, however we do try to assist by providing the intermediary services around resolving disputes and complaints as mentioned above.
Content on Our Site and Our App which is made available as part of Our Booking Services is provided for your general information purposes only. Nothing contained on Our Site, Our App or communicated any other way as part of Our Booking Services constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice, opinion or guidance of any kind. We are not a health care provider nor do we provide medical advice or medical treatment. References in Our Site, Our App and elsewhere to "Treatment" and "Therapy" or any similar terms do not refer to medical treatment or medical therapy. The information presented on Our Site and otherwise as part of Our Booking Services is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of professional medical care. Should you have a medical issue you should always consult with a qualified medical professional.
We make no warranty or guarantee that Our Site, Our App or any other aspect of Our Booking Services is suitable for your intended use, error-free, timely, reliable, entirely secure, virus-free or available. We make no guarantee of particular results or outcomes by use of Our Site, Our App or any other aspect of Our Booking Services.
Nothing in Our Terms will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit and nothing in Our Terms will exclude or limit our liability in respect of any: death or personal injury caused by the negligence of Alps Massage, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by Alps Massage, or any matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for Alps Massage to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.
We are not liable or responsible for any errors in or failure to provide Our Booking Services due to your error or failure to provide accurate and complete information.
Whilst we make every effort to ensure that Our Booking Services are available, we do not represent, warrant or guarantee in any way the continued availability at all times or the uninterrupted use by you of Our Booking Services. We reserve the right to suspend or cease the operation of all or part of Our Booking Services from time to time at our sole discretion. 
USE OF THIS SITE, APP AND BOOKING SERVICES IS ON AN "AS-IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED AT LAW IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOST REVENUES, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVING OR PROFITS, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES, OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICES, OR WITH THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE SITE OR SERVICES.

Indemnity

You agree to defend and indemnify us from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of, or access to Our Booking Services and otherwise from your violation of Our Terms.

Modification & Termination

We may modify Our Terms or terminate use of Our Booking Services at any time by giving notice of termination to you. The Treatment Prices may also change from time to time. We may also change, suspend, terminate or discontinue any aspect of Our Booking Services including availability of certain features at any time for any reason.

Severability

If any provision of Our Terms is deemed or becomes invalid, the validity of the other provisions shall not be affected.

Governing Law & Jurisdiction

You agree that Our Terms for all purposes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You also agree, subject to the following clause, to submit to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of the English courts as regards any claim or matter arising under these Terms.
Please email  alpsmassage@outlook.com for any other enquiries.