Terms and Conditions



Before using this website (Lookbyfare.com), please read these terms and conditions carefully.

All the prices of the products and services as available on our website are quoted in USD.

What's in these terms and conditions?

These terms and conditions state the rules and regulations for use of our website Lookbyfare.com ("site" or "website"). This includes, but is not limited to, the content standards that are applicable when you upload content to our site, provide links on our site or interact with our site in any other way. References to the site consists of derivatives, including but not limited to, applications and linked websites, whether accessed by laptops, tablets, mobile phones or other devices.

Who are we and how can you contact us?

Lookbyfare.com is an online travel portal based in Hong Kong. Our office address is ARS Travel Services Limited C/o WeWork 1001 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI - 48226, USA. To get in touch with us, you can call us in our toll free number +1-866-322-0643, or write to us at [email protected]

What are the services provided by us?

Our website helps you in gathering information related to travel, checking is the travel-related products and services are available or not, making legitimate bookings of travel products and services, making transactions with third party suppliers, and attending to customer queries and requests.

When you use our website

By using our website, you insinuate your agreement to these terms and conditions and consequently, agree to adhere to the rules and regulations mentioned in these terms and conditions.

If you do not agree to any of the clauses of these terms and conditions, then you must not use this website.

When you use our website, you imply and warrant that you have the capacity to enter into a legally binding contract (including being of the required legal age in your country) and also that you will utilize our website only to make legitimate bookings.

Other terms of use

There are other terms of use that may be applicable to your use of our website. Such as:-

  • Our Privacy Policy (provide link) which provides information and all the rules and regulations pertaining to the use of your personal information and cookies utilized by our website.

Changes to these terms and conditions

From time to time, we may make certain changes to these terms and conditions. The changes that were made would be applicable from the moment we post the updated terms and conditions on the website. If you are a registered user, we might notify you of the changes made to these terms and conditions either by sending an email to the email address associated with your account or by putting up a notice on our website. In case you disagree with any of the clauses of the updated terms and conditions, please stop using our website immediately. Whenever you want to use our website, please go through the terms and conditions carefully in order to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions applicable at that time when you're using the website.

Changes to the website

Please be informed that our website might be changed and updated from time to time, be it because of a change in our services, our customers' requirements or our business priorities. In such a case, we will try to provide our customers with the relevant information regarding these changes.

Discontinuing the website

We do not provide any guarantee that our website, or any content displayed on the website, would always be available. We may temporarily suspend, or withdraw, or restrict the availability of some parts of the website or all of the website due to business and/or operational reasons. In such a case, we will try to provide our customers with the relevant information regarding suspensions and withdrawals.

The provision of our website is reliant on the availability and working of the internet and other devices. Therefore, you agree that we cannot be held liable for any losses that you suffer as a result of our website not being available because of circumstances or events that are beyond our control, including but not limited to, unavailability or malfunction of the internet, system or device error, computer viruses and other similar elements.

You are considered responsible for acquiring all the necessary equipment (including but not limited to, an apt device and a working internet connection) and making sure that each and every person who access our website through your internet connection is aware of these terms and conditions, and other rules and regulations that may apply, and that they comply with the same.

Your account details

You make sure that all the account details and personal information provided by you is accurate, true, current and complete.

In instances where you choose, or are provided with a user identification code, password or any other such date or information as part of our security measures, you need to treat such information as confidential. You are not to disclose this information to any third party. Please be informed that we cannot be held liable for any loss that you may suffer as a result of you not treating such information as confidential.

If, at any point of time, we find that you have failed to adhere to any of the provisions of these terms and conditions, then we reserve the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether it was chosen by you or provided by us.

If you, at any point of time, know or suspect, that someone other than you knows your specific user identification code or password, then you must notify us immediately using the contact details mentioned above.

Use of material on our website

Please be informed that we are the owner or the licensee of all copyright, trademarks, patents, business names and domain names, designs rights, computer software rights, database rights and other types of intellectual property rights, whether registered or unregistered, in our website. We have all such rights reserved.

You are permitted to print out one copy, and are permitted to download part of the content from any page(s) from our website for your personal use. You are also permitted to draw the attention of others within your organization to the content that's posted on our website.

You are not to modify the hard copies or the digital copies of any material/s, in any way, that you have a print out of or downloaded. You are not to use any video or audio content, illustrations, images, photographs, or any other sort of graphics separately from the accompanying text.

Our status (and that of an identified contributor/s) as the author/s of the content on our website always needs to be acknowledged.

You are not to use any part of the content displayed on our website for any sort of commercial use without obtaining the permission to do so, from us or our licensors.

If you take a print out of, copy or download any part of this website and it is in breach of these terms and conditions, then you will lose your right to use our website. In such a situation, you would also need to return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Third party links on our website

On our website, you may find links to other websites and resources that have been provided by third parties. Please be informed that these links are provided for your information only. The presence of such links does not insinuate our approval for those linked websites or the information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources and hence, we are not responsible for the same.

User-generated content

The website may display information and materials that are uploaded by other users of the website. This includes content posted on bulletin boards, discussion forums and feedback systems. This materials/information does not get verified or approved by us. The views that may be expressed on our website by other users do not represent our views or values in any way. Therefore, we are not to be held liable for any loss or damage that may arise due to the use of any interactive area by a user in breach of our content standards mentioned later in this document.

If you would like to voice any grievances about the information and materials uploaded by other users, you may get in touch with us using the contact details mentioned above.

Loss or damage suffered by you

YOUR MAY USE THIS WEBSITE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. A LOT OF THE INFORMATION DISPLAYED ON OUR WEBSITE HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS AND/OR USERS OF OUR WEBSITE WHO HAVE PROVIDED REVIEWS OF THE SERVICES. WE TRY OUR BEST TO ENSURE THAT THE INFORMATION DISPLAYED ON THE WEBSITE IS ACCURATE AND COMPLETE. HOWEVER, TO THE EXTENT THAT'S PERMITTED BY THE RELEVANT LAW, WE CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED BY YOU THAT MAY BE A RESULT OF THE NCOMPLETENESS OR INACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION DISPLAYED ON THE WEBSITE. DIFFERENT LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY WILL BE APPLICABLE TO ANY SORT OF LIABILITY THAT MAY ARISE AS A RESULT OF YOU MAKING RESERVATIONS FOR ANY TRAVEL PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. NO WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR REPRESENTATIONS ARE PROVIDED BY US IN RESPECT OF ANY INFORMATION THAT IS DISPLAYED ON THIS WEBSITE AND ANY SUCH WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR REPRESENTATIONS ARE EXCLUDED, SAVE TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH EXCLUSION IS PROHIBITED BY LAW. PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT WE ONLY PROVIDE OUR WEBSITE FOR PRIVATE USE. YOU, HEREBY, AGREE THAT YOU WOULD NOT USE OUR WEBSITE FOR ANY COMMERCIAL PURPOSES; AND WE HEREBY DECLARE THAT WE HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFIT, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. TO THE EXTENT THAT'S PERMITTED BY LAW, OUR TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIMITED TO ONE THOUSAND (1,000) US DOLLARS.

Loss or damage suffered by us

You are deemed responsible in instances where we may suffer any loss as a result of you using our website which is not in accordance with these terms and conditions.

Use of your personal information

Your personal information will be used by us only as mentioned in our Privacy Policy which can be accessed using the link above.

Prohibited Uses

You are to use our website only for lawful purposes. You may not use our website:

  • In any way that may cause a breach of any applicable local, national or international law.
  • In a way that may be unlawful or fraudulent, or has an unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • To transmit, or to procure the sending of any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, or any sort of promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • To harm or attempt to harm minors in any way.
  • To knowingly receive, send, use, re-use, upload or download any material which is not in compliance with the content standards mentioned below.
  • To knowingly send or upload any material, or transmit any data, that contains Trojan horses, spyware, viruses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, adware or any other harmful programs, or similar computer code that's been designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Not to duplicate, reproduce, copy or re-sell any part of our website in breach with these terms and conditions.
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, cause damage to or disrupt:
  • Any part of this website;
  • Any software that's being used in the provision of our website;
  • Any equipment or network on which our website is stored; or
  • Any equipment, network or software that may be owned by or used by any third party suppliers or advertisers.
  • Not to interfere or attempt to interfere with the normal operation of this website or any of the activities/transactions that are carried out through this website.
  • Not to take any action that might result in a large data load on our website's network.

Content Standards

These content standards are applicable to all the materials which a user contributes to our website ("Contribution").

The content standards need to be complied with completely. These standards are applicable to each part of any Contribution as well as to the whole Contribution.

Whether a Contribution breaches the content standards or not shall be determined by us, at our discretion.

A Contribution must:

  • Be relevant to your own travel (airlines, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, location or other general travel experiences).
  • Be accurate while stating facts.
  • Be genuine while stating opinions.
  • Be in compliance with the applicable law of the country from which it is posted.

A Contribution must not:

  • Be defamatory of any person.
  • Promote any illegal activity.
  • Be in contempt of court.
  • Promote violence.
  • Promote sexually explicit material.
  • Be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, religion, sex, age, nationality, disability, sexual orientation.
  • Infringe any copyright, database right, trade mark or any other sort of intellectual property right of any person.
  • Be such that it deceives a person.
  • Breach any sort of legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Breach any applicable minor protection laws.
  • Be threatening or abusive, invade someone's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to others.
  • Be likely to upset, embarrass, harass, annoy or alarm any other person.
  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person, in any way.
  • Give the impression that the Contribution posted by you originates from us, if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote or incite any party to commit, or assist in any unlawful or criminal act such as (only for example) copyright infringement or misuse of computers.
  • Contain a statement wherein, you know, or have enough reasons for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to comprehend it as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
  • Contain any advertising or any sort of promotion of products or services or web links to other websites.
  • Endanger national security or leak state secrets.

Please note that we hold no obligation to post your Contributions. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to determine which Contributions are to be published on our website.

Material/content uploaded by you to our website

When you upload or post any content on our website, you grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable license to use, distribute, reproduce, prepare derivative works of and display such content in connection with the products and services offered by the website and across different media, including the use of such content to promote the website and/or the services. You also grant us the right to take legal action in case there's an infringement of your or our rights in the content.

If you, at any point of time, believe that any of the content of our website breaches your intellectual property rights, please contact us using the contact details mentioned above.

Protection from computer viruses

We do not provide any guarantee that our website will be secure or free from bugs, viruses and other malware.

You are responsible for configuring your computer programs and browsers to access our website in a way that you are kept protected from any undesirable practices. You are to use your own virus protection software.

You are not to misuse our website by knowingly introducing trojans, worms, viruses, logic bombs or other such material that is malicious in nature and/or technologically harmful. You are not to attempt to gain unauthorized access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You are not to attack our website with a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

Linking to our website

  • You are permitted to link to our home page, only if you do so in a way that is fair and legal, and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it in any way.
  • You are not to establish a link in a way that it suggests any form of association, endorsement or approval on our part, where none exists.
  • You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
  • Our website must not be framed on any other website, nor are you to link to any part of our website other than the home page.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw a linking permission, without any prior notice

Currency Conversion

The currency rates on our website are based on various sources and are to be considered to be a guideline only. The provider of the account you pay with may use an alternative currency rate which you are responsible for confirming.

Breach of these terms and conditions

In case you fail to comply with these terms and conditions, we make take any or all of the following actions:

  • Immediate, permanent or temporary withdrawal of your right to use our website.
  • Immediate, permanent or temporary removal of any Contribution that was uploaded by you to our website.
  • Issue a warning for you.
  • Going forward with legal proceedings against you for the reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including but not limited to, mandatory administrative and legal costs) that arises as a result of the breach.
  • Other additional legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of relevant information to various law enforcement authorities as and when required by the law.

In case of disputes

These terms and conditions, and the provisions of all products and services on Lookbyfare.com shall be governed by Hong Kong law. We, and you, both agree, that in case any dispute pertaining to these terms and conditions arise, the courts of Hong Kong will have exclusive jurisdiction.

Language

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Where the original English version of these terms and conditions has been translated into other languages, the English version shall prevail in case there are any inconsistences between the different versions. The English version is available on our website (by selecting any "English" language) or it can be sent to you upon your written request.

General

If a court or any such relevant authority finds that a part of these terms and conditions are illegal, the rest will still continue in full force and effect. Even if there's a delay in enforcing these terms and conditions, we may still take certain action against you at a later date.

Seats, Meals, Frequent Flyer and Other Special Requests

The seats, meals, frequent flyer and any other special request raised by a customer is treated as request only. If a customer cancels the booking, our service fee of up to $10 as well as paid seat charges which is levied to place such special request on your behalf stands non-refundable. It must also be known to our customers that we do not undertake any responsibility in ensuring that the seat(s) selected will be assigned to them and/or the meal(s), frequent flyer and other special requests shall be honored by the airline. Thus, customers are recommended that they contact the airline directly to get a status update on these request prior to the scheduled departure date.

Baggage Policy and Fees

On many airlines, the first checked-in bag is now subject to a fee, therefore customers are recommended to travel light to avoid paying higher baggage fee. To gain insight into the baggage fee for the different airlines, view our Baggage Fees page. It must also be known that traveling with excess baggage is subject to an excess baggage fee that varies across airlines. The baggage policy for every airline is different and the baggage fee could range anywhere between $15 to $200 depending on a number of factors such as size, weight and number of bags. However, if the booking stands cancelled, our service fee of up to $12 and Baggage fee for few of the airlines is subject to a no refund. At all times, we ensure that the details on baggage fee viewable to our customers are updated but we strongly recommend that customers reach out to the airlines directly to find out about their latest baggage policy.

Hotels Terms and Conditions

Occupancy

There are some hotels which do not allow additional guests. So, availability of accommodation for more than two adults cannot always be guaranteed. In case the hotel chosen by you allows additional guests, some additional charges may be applicable for the same. The charges to be paid might be different depending on the hotel you choose and would be payable directly to the hotel, not to the Company (Lookbyfare).

Check-in

While checking-in to a hotel, the person in whose name the reservation is made is required to present a valid ID at the check-in desk and deposit an amount. The payment for this amount can be made by credit/debit card or cash. The amount that is to be deposited is usually determined by the hotel. Hence, the amount that is to be deposited at the time of checking-in to a hotel would differ from hotel to hotel. Please note that at some hotels, debit cards may not be accepted. The deposit made by a hotel guest at the time of checking-in to a hotel is not related to any payment that is received by the Company (Lookbyfare).

Changes to the Hotel Reservation and Cancellations

Each hotel has their own cancellation policy. There might be some hotel reservations that are non-cancellable and no-alterable. Some hotel reservations may be cancellable but a cancellation fee might be levied for the same. There are also those hotels where a reservation can be cancelled, with a full refund. Then there are those hotels where the cancellation of or changes to the prepaid hotel reservation is allowed, but such changes or cancellation might be permitted only if a new reservation is made with that same hotel. You, hereby, acknowledge and accept that in no instance would the Company (Lookbyfare) need to refund any amount.

Late Arrival and Failure to Check-in on First Night

In case a person gets delayed and is unable to check-in to the hotel on the date when she or he was supposed to check-in, that person needs to contact the hotel directly and inform them about the change in their travel plans. If a person does not check-in to the hotel as scheduled and does not inform the hotel about the change in his/her travel plans either, then the hotel reserves the right to cancel the remaining portion of the reservation and may also choose not to give a refund to the person. The decision taken by the hotel depends entirely on a particular hotel’s terms and conditions.

Hotel Star Ratings (General)

You, hereby, have been informed that the Company’s (Lookbyfare) hotel rating system is there only for reference. The system used by us for rating hotels may be different from other hotel rating systems that you may have seen. Please be informed that we do not warrant or guarantee that the system used by us is similar to, equal to or otherwise, in line with any other hotel rating system. Also, we reserve the right to change any hotel rating, at any point of time, with or without notice, whether to you or to the hotel, based on the hotel rating system used by us.

Disability

If you are someone who is differently abled and/or have any special needs (for example: if you need to travel with a service animal), then it is advisable that you contact the hotel to verify that during your stay there, your specific needs can be met by the hotel.

Hotel Accommodations and Special Requests

We (Lookbyfare) do not make any guarantee when it comes to the type of hotel room, bed or other such requests (smoking, non-smoking) made by you while making a hotel reservation. It depends largely on the availability of the particular hotel room and bed type, and at the sole discretion of the hotel. If you have any specific requests, then you would need to contact the hotel and verify if your specific requests can be met by the hotel. You, hereby, acknowledge the fact that the Company (Lookbyfare) has no control when it comes to such requests and is not able to assist you in this regard.

Prices

Every effort is made to maintain and publish accurate information and prices of the products and services offered on our website. The prices and other information related to the hotels displayed on our website is received from the hotels. In case a hotel is listed at an incorrect price or with inaccurate information because of a hotel’s error, we (Lookbyfare) reserve the right to cancel any hotel reservation that was booked under those prices or information. To that end, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary of the things mentioned herein, we (Lookbyfare) hold the right to cancel hotel reservations, regardless of the fact whether or not your hotel reservation request has already been confirmed; or whether your credit or debit card has already been charged. If you’ve already been charged for the reservation and your request is then cancelled because of this reason, you would get a refund in the amount of the charge.

Mandatory Fee

The payments made to the Company (Lookbyfare) for a hotel reservation does not include resort fees. There are some hotels that may charge a resort fee. This resort fee is to be paid directly to the hotel at the time of checking-in. The payment made by a person to the Company (Lookbyfare) while making a hotel reservation includes the base tariff for a particular hotel and the taxes applicable on the same.

Must be 21 Years of Age

Please be advised that the person in whose name the hotel reservation is booked needs to be at least 21 years old to be able to check in to the hotel.


Rental Cars Terms and Conditions

The rental cars that are booked through this website are subject to your chosen rental car company's rental contract. When you go to pick up the rental car, you would be asked to agree to the contract provided by them. If you want to read the terms and conditions of such a rental contract, then it is advisable that you contact your chosen travel service provider (car rental provider) directly. We, Lookbyfare, have no say to the terms of the rental contract drawn by the car rental company.

We try our best to maintain accuracy while displaying the prices and the relevant information pertaining to rental cars. Rental cars information and prices are provided to us by the rental car companies. If, in any case, a rental car information or price shown on the website is different from the actual information or price of the rental car, and its cause is the incorrect price and/or incorrect information given to us by the rental car company, then we undisputedly reserve the right to cancel any rental car booking that was made under that price and/or information. To that end, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary of the condition given here, we hold the right to cancel any such booking request, regardless of what your booking request status is (confirmed or not), and whether your credit card has been charged yet or not. In case your credit card gets charged and the booking gets cancelled due to the reason mentioned above, you would be provided with a refund for the amount that was charged to your credit card.

When you make a rental car booking at the displayed price, please be advised that our company, Lookbyfare, won't charge your credit card for the amount that is to be paid for the rental car. Instead, your credit card information would be useful while making the rental car booking. Also, we would provide you with an estimated amount which you would need to pay to the rental car company when you go to pick up the vehicle. The amount that is to be paid to the car rental company by you, may be a bit different from the amount that is estimated by us, depending on factors such as additional items that you may choose to add to your rental car reservation at the time of picking up the car and a change in schedule, if you need to pick up the rental car earlier than you said you would or would need to drop off the rental car later than you had expected to.

While picking up the rental car, the person who is scheduled to drive the vehicle would be required to present a valid driver's license and a valid credit card that is in the driver's name. Herein, you should know that a rental car's particular make and model are subject to availability. And so, the vehicle you choose at the time of making the rental car booking can be different from the car you get at the time of picking up the vehicle.

Our company, Lookbyfare, is not the vendor who is responsible for collecting and remitting taxes to the specific taxing authorities. The rental car suppliers are the ones who bill all the applicable taxes to the company (Lookbyfare) and the company makes the required payment directly to the rental car suppliers. The company (Lookbyfare) is not a co-vendor (of the car rentals) associated with the rental car suppliers through which we make the rental car reservations for our customers. The type of taxes that are applicable on a rental car booking, and the amount that is chargeable as tax might differ depending on the location where the rental car is being booked for.