• Sacred Tour Terms and Conditions

    Open Heart Ventures Sacred Tour Terms and Conditions
    TOUR AND SERVICES WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

    The Open Heart Ventures Sacred Tour (Solar Christ Sophia Pilgrimage, Sacred Egypt Tour, & Peru Sacred Journey) (the “Tour”) is being organized and will be conducted by StarGate Tours, hereby represented by Mr. Ahmed El Feqy in his capacity as manager (“StarGate Tours” and “STARGATE”). STARGATE’S website is at www.stargatetours.org. As a condition for going on the Tour, each participant (a “Participant” and collectively the “Participants”) is required to read and indicate (by submitting the Tour Registration Form) their acceptance of the descriptions, terms and conditions below (these “Terms”).

    Stargate Tours has developed the itinerary (the “Itinerary”) for the Tour. The Itinerary and all travel, lodging and other arrangements for the Tour will be handled by StarGate Tours. This includes local and regional transportation, hotel reservations and accommodations, entry tickets to all temples and sites and some meals as indicated in the detailed Itinerary. The Itinerary and STARGATE’S services to Participants during the Tour are referred to as the “Stargate Services.”

    Guest Presenter – Open Heart Ventures LLC (“Open Heart Ventures” or “OHV”) has been retained by STARGATE to be a guest presenter on the Tour. OHV is helping STARGATE with certain administrative services for the Tour and will perform specific services for Participants during the Tour consisting of global/sacred chant sessions, sound bath journey sessions, guided meditation sessions and musical entertainment (all such services, the “Guest Presenter Services”). OHV, in its discretion, is contacting individuals in the United States who may be interested in the Tour and introducing them to STARGATE. OHV will receive monetary compensation from STARGATE for the Guest Presenter Services as well as a commission for each person that OHV introduces to STARGATE who becomes a Participant.

    Please read the following carefully and consult with your legal advisor to the extent you may deem it necessary.

    LEGAL TERMS, CONDITIONS AND POLICIES

    I, the undersigned, agree and confirm (by my signing below) that in the event I become a Participant in the Tour, I will be legally bound by all the terms and conditions below.

    Participant’s Assumption of Risks and Release of STARGATE and OHV from Responsibility

    In consideration for considering me for participation in the Tour, I, as a Participant, intending to be bound, for myself as well as my executors, administrators, personal representatives, heirs, successors and assigns, do agree to and confirm and acknowledge each of the following:

    • I, as a Participant, am voluntarily and willingly participating in the Tour of my own accord. I assume full responsibility for any and all risks and conditions involved in or relating to my participation in the Tour including (but not limited to) the risks described in these Terms.
    • I understand that incidental to my participation in the Tour, I may be engaging in activities that involve the risk to myself of serious personal injury, illness, permanent disability, dismemberment or even death, and that my participation may also involve the risk of severe economic loss and/or damage to myself and/or my property. I understand that these risks may result from the actions, negligence and/or failure to act of myself and/or others and from the condition of any vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, property, facilities or equipment used.
    • I understand that there may be risks involved that are not known to me or to STARGATE or its Guest Presenters (including but not limited to OHV) and may not be foreseen or reasonably foreseeable at this time or at the beginning of, or during, the Tour. Despite not knowing these risks, I hereby confirm my assumption of full responsibility for any and all risks (whether known or unknown or foreseeable or unforeseeable) and accept personal responsibility for any injury of any kind or nature that I or my property may suffer or incur arising out of or in connection with my participation in the Tour.
    • I agree that neither I nor my executors, administrators, personal representatives, heirs, successors or assigns will hold STARGATE or its Guest Presenters (including but not limited to OHV), or any of their respective representatives, owners, partners, members, directors, officers, managing members, employees, personnel, staff, assistants, interns, volunteers, contractors, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors or assigns (collectively, the respective “Representatives”), liable or responsible in any way for any of the following:
      • Changes in Itinerary, Etc. – Any cancellations of, or delays or changes in, the Itinerary (or in the related detailed plans and schedules) due to or resulting from any cause beyond the reasonable control of STARGATE. Without limiting the foregoing, the following shall be deemed and regarded as beyond the reasonable control of STARGATE: Any act of negligence, gross negligence, recklessness, intentional misconduct, faulty performance, non-performance, financial default or breach of contract, regardless of the reason therefor or the cause thereof, by any third party involved in or providing services for the Tour or for one or more Participants.
      • Events and Occurrences – Any physical injury or disfigurement, mental health condition or death that I may incur to my person or loss of or damage to my  property, freedom, other individual rights or otherwise during or in connection with any accommodations, food service, transportation, touring, event or other services provided for or as part of the Tour (including but not limited to the Stargate Services and the Guest Presenter Services), or any other occurrence during the Tour, resulting directly or indirectly from any of the following: acts of God; natural disasters and environmental factors and hazards; transportation issues; equipment or vehicle failure or breakdown; changes or delays in airline schedules or missed connections; changes in exchange rates or tariffs; acts of law enforcement; acts of military or militia personnel; wars (whether declared or not); acts of terrorism; civil disturbances, protests and demonstrations; thefts; loss of or damage to personal property; loss, theft or corruption of any digital assets or information; illness; allergic reactions; food contamination or problems; diseases; mental health issues; infections; infestations; epidemics; pandemics; viruses (including but not limited to COVID-19 and its variants); contagion; quarantines; lockdowns; and medical diagnoses, treatments, outcomes and/or emergencies (including without limitation any actions or inaction of medical personnel and first responders and of medical offices, hospitals and facilities).
    • Cancellation and Refunds – Cancellation should be received in writing or by email. If you cancel your reservation, the following fees will be applied: Due to high preparation costs, cancellations must be received in writing within 45 days of travel date. Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to departure will have a penalty of our non-refundable deposit fee; those received between 30 and 25 days will have a penalty of 50% per person; those received between 25 and 20 days will have a penalty of 75% per person. Cancellations received 20 days or less before departure will receive no refund. No refund will be made for transfers, city tours or any other services (including meals, accommodations, or transportation) voluntarily not taken.
    • Waiver Of Responsibility – By signing up for the tour you agree to all terms, deposit conditions and waiver. Star Gate Tours, its agents, Guest Presenters, and any Tour Facilitators will not be held liable for delays, theft, damage, injury, or any other irregularities that may occur during the course of the journey. We will not be held liable for any changes or delays in airline schedules or missed connections; injury, loss, or damage to persons or property; additional expenses resulting from changes in exchange rates, tariffs, or itinerary; any transportation issues or problems with vehicles utilized on the tour; additional expenses incurred due to illness, weather conditions, protests, war, terrorism, quarantine, or other causes; and losses due to cancellations not subject to our terms and conditions.
    • Documentation – Passports must be valid for 6 months past the return date. Some countries require a visa for transit or entry. Passengers are responsible to ensure that they have all the proper documents for entry. All names on documents must match the legal name on your photo I.D., and travel document information must match tickets. Please check the State Department website at https://travel.state.gov for further information.
    • Special Needs – I hereby recognize and accept that STARGATE cannot provide to me, or to any Participant with special needs, any accommodation/special assistance that I or such a Participant may require to engage in ordinary activities during the Tour such as walking, sitting, dining, etc.
    • Travel Insurance – We highly recommend that all participants obtain travel insurance.
    • Limited Role of OHV OHV is only a Guest Presenter for the Tour. OHV is not a travel agent and does not conduct or guide tours or arrange for itineraries, air travel, ground transportation, baggage handling or transfers, lodging, tickets, meals, cruises or other travel elements. OHV and its staff shall not be responsible to me as a Participant, and shall not be liable or held responsible in any way by me or my executors, administrators, personal representatives, heirs, successors and assigns, for: (a) STARGATE’S performance or fulfillment (or non-performance or non-fulfillment) of the Stargate Services, (b) any element of the Itinerary or (c) any discrepancies, omissions, missed experiences, unrealized outcomes, loss of funds or other property, death, injuries, accidents and/or other risks or events that may occur during the Tour or that may involve me as a Participant.

    Waiver, Release, Discharge and Indemnification

    • I, as a Participant, for myself and my executors, administrators, personal representatives, heirs, successors and assigns, do hereby waive, release and discharge each of STARGATE and OHV and their respective Representatives from any and all responsibility, liabilities, claims and damages of any kind, including (but not limited to) liability for my death, disfigurement, disability or personal injury and for any property damage, theft or other loss that may affect or impact me in any way, arising from or relating to my participation in the Tour.
    • I do hereby promise, covenant and agree not to pursue any legal, administrative or other action, lawsuit, claim or remedy of any kind (whether at law or in equity or admiralty) against STARGATE or OHV or their respective Representatives relating to or arising out of my participation in the Tour.
    • I do hereby agree that neither STARGATE nor OHV nor their respective Representatives shall have any liability to me whatsoever in damages or otherwise (whether at law or in equity or admiralty) for any good faith error of judgment or other act or omission performed or omitted by: (a) STARGATE in its delivery (or omission to deliver) the Stargate Services or (b) OHV in its performance (or non-performance) of the Guest Presenter Services; except that STARGATE may (if circumstances warrant) be liable to me for damage that I may incur arising directly from the gross negligence or intentional misconduct of STARGATE provided that this liability of STARGATE shall in all events be limited to no more than the total amount I shall have actually paid to STARGATE for the Tour (such amount, the “Payment Amount”).
    • I do hereby indemnify and hold harmless each of STARGATE and OHV and their respective Representatives from and againstany and all liabilities, damages and expenses (including but not limited to court costs and attorneys’ fees, expenses and disbursements) resulting from or arising out of any claim based in any respect on my own actions or inaction relating to the Tour or on any other party’s actions or inaction relating to the Tour (in each case including before, during and after the Tour) that is made or brought by: (a) myself and/or my executors, administrators, personal representatives, heirs, successors or assigns and (b) any third party.

    My Fitness for the Tour, Emergency Medical Authorization, Etc.

    • My Fitness for the Tour – I hereby represent, warrant and certify to STARGATE that I have read the Itinerary and that I am, and fully expect to be at the time of the Tour, mentally prepared and physically fit for participation in the Tour and have not been advised or told otherwise by any medical physician or authority or any other healthcare provider, counselor or advisor.
    • Authorization for Medical/Healthcare Treatment – In connection with any mental or physical challenges, illnesses or medical conditions I may experience while on the Tour, or healthcare incidents or emergencies I may undergo or injuries I may sustain during the Tour, in the event I am unable to act or make decisions on my own behalf (that is, if I am incapacitated) then I hereby authorize, in all events at my sole cost and expense, any medical treatment, surgery, emergency first aid, medication or other course of treatment or care that is deemed necessary or advisable by such medical and/or other healthcare personnel (if any) as may be available to help me in that place at that time.
    • No Duty of STARGATE/OHV – I hereby acknowledge and confirm that neither STARGATE nor its Guest Presenters (including but not limited to OHV) nor their respective Representatives shall have: (a) any obligation or duty to monitor, provide, supervise or oversee any medical or other healthcare condition or treatment for me during the Tour or (b) any obligation or liability arising out of any provision of (or any failure to provide) medical, emergency or other healthcare aid or treatments for me during the Tour.
    • Special Needs – I hereby recognize and accept that STARGATE cannot provide to me, or to any Participant with special needs, any accommodation/special assistance that I or such a Participant may require to engage in ordinary activities during the Tour such as walking, sitting, dining, etc.

    MEDIA AND PUBLICITY RELEASE BY PARTICIPANT

    I, as a Participant, voluntarily and willingly give and grant to STARGATE TOURS and each of its Guest Presenters (including but not limited to Open Heart Ventures LLC (i.e., OHV)) and their respective successors and assigns permission to use my name, likeness, image, voice, statements and/or appearance as these (or any of them) may be embodied in any photographs (print or digital), video recordings or audio recordings (collectively, “Media”) that may be taken or recorded during my participation in the Solar Christ Sophia Pilgrimage 2024 Tour by a representative or contractor of STARGATE and/or OHV or any other individual or entity, or that I may voluntarily submit for use or consideration.

    I agree that STARGATE and OHV and their respective successors and assigns have ownership of such Media, including the entire copyright, and may use such Media for purposes consistent with their mission and for marketing, promotional and publicity purposes. Such uses include (but are not limited to) websites, social media, illustrations, exhibitions, digital media, reprints and reproductions, publications (print or digital), advertisements, and any marketing or promotional materials in any medium now known or later developed including (but not limited to) print, digital or online mediums.

    I acknowledge that I will not receive any compensation for any such use of such Media and hereby release STARGATE and its Guest Presenters (including but not limited to OHV) and their respective successors and assigns from any and all claims that may arise out of or in any way be connected with such use. I have read and understood this MEDIA AND PUBLICITY RELEASE and understand that by signing below I give my permission and consent to STARGATE and each of its Guest Presenters (including but not limited to OHV) and their respective successors and assigns to use my name, likeness, image, voice, statements and/or appearance as described above.

    I HEREBY CONFIRM THAT I HAVE READ THE FOREGOING CAREFULLY AND HAVE CONSULTED WITH MY LEGAL ADVISOR TO THE EXTENT I HAVE DEEMED IT NECESSARY.

    By Clicking ‘Yes’ on and submitting the tour Registration Form, and in consideration for my being considered for participation in the Tour, I agree to and accept all  the above provisions including (but not limited to) the TOUR AND SERVICES information and the LEGAL TERMS, CONDITIONS AND POLICIES.