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WorldHotels RewardsSM Terms and Conditions

THIS AGREEMENT REQUIRES INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTES RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS. FULL DETAILS ARE DESCRIBED BELOW.

These Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) which became effective June 2, 2019 (“Program Date”), govern the WorldHotels RewardsSM Program (“Program”). 

These Terms apply to all members of the Program (“Members”) regardless of country of residence. Certain countries, however, may impose additional restrictions on the Program. In such cases, special country-specific terms are included at the end of these Terms. 

The terms “you” and your” are used in these Terms to refer to individual Members who are enrolled in the Program and have created a Member Account (“Account”).

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Program is administered by World Hotels AG. (“WorldHotels”), which is the party with whom you are entering into a contract by agreeing to these Terms, and having its principal office at Main Airport Center, Unterschweinstiege 2-14, 60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. WorldHotels may, in its sole discretion, designate tasks relating to administering the Program to any of its designated affiliates and subsidiaries, including Best Western® International, Inc. The Program is administered by WorldHotels™ on behalf of itself, its affiliates, subsidiaries, independently owned and operated WorldHotels branded hotels around the world (“Licensed Hotels”). Please note that participating and Licensed Hotels are independent entities that are not owned, operated, managed, or controlled by WorldHotels or WorldHotels affiliates and subsidiaries.

The Program gives Members the opportunity to earn WorldHotels Rewards Points (“Points”), airline miles with certain airline partners (each an “Airline Partner”), and other services or items with other program partners at participating Licensed Hotels . Not all Licensed Hotels participate in the Program.  Please click here (insert link) for a list of current participating Licensed Hotels.  Members may also earn Points at all Best Western branded properties worldwide.  Unfortunately, at this time, Members cannot redeem Points at Licensed Hotels or at Best Western branded hotels.

Further details on redemption options are described below and available on worldhotelsrewards.com  

BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE PROGRAM AND CREATING AN ACCOUNT

For individuals who are not yet Members, you may enroll in the Program as a new Member online at worldhotelsrewards.com, by calling a WorldHotels Rewards call center or through the front desk at a participating and Licensed Hotel. 

You must be the age of majority in your country of residence to be a Member of the Program. 

To create a Member Account, which tracks your Points and account activity, you must provide accurate and complete information, including a current, valid e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address (“Account Information”). You may never use another person’s Account without permission.

CONSENT TO THESE TERMS AND WORLDHOTELS PRIVACY POLICY 

Your Membership in the Program constitutes your consent and acceptance of these Terms.   

BY BECOMING A MEMBER OR STAYING IN THE PROGRAM, YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO WORLDHOTELS, WHICH USES SYSTEMS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES TO PROCESS YOUR ENROLLMENT AND MAINTAIN YOUR ACCOUNT. IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF A LOCATION WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION, ASIA, OR ANY OTHER REGION, BY BECOMING A MEMBER OR STAYING IN THE PROGRAM, YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR EXPRESS CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE UNITED STATES. IF YOU REPRESENT AN ORGANIZATION, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO ENSURE THAT EACH MEMBER WHO PARTICIPATES IN THE PROGRAM AS AN EMPLOYEE OR CONTRACTOR OF YOUR ORGANIZATION ABOUT WHOM PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE PROVIDED TO WORLDHOTELS HAS GIVEN HIS OR HER EXPRESS CONSENT TO SUCH TRANSFER AND PROCESSING OF SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION TO AND WITHIN THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES LAWS REGARDING PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE LESS STRINGENT THAN THE LAWS IN YOUR COUNTRY. PLEASE READ WORLDHOTELS’ PRIVACY POLICY FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WORLDHOTELS’ PRIVACY PRACTICES (INCLUDING WITH RESPECT TO INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS. BY BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE PROGRAM OR STAYING IN THE PROGRAM, YOU REPRESENT TO WORLDHOTELS THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE WORLDHOTELS’ PRIVACY POLICY.

WORLDHOTELS IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THIS PROGRAM TO THE MEMBERS. FROM TIME TO TIME, YOU MAY PROVIDE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO AFFILIATES FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES. ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO AFFILIATES MAY BE SUBJECT TO SUCH AFFILIATE’S PRIVACY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WORLDHOTELS MAY RECEIVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM SUCH AFFILIATES AND EACH OF WORLDHOTELS AND SUCH AFFILIATE’S PRIVACY POLICIES WILL APPLY TO THE RESPECTIVE ENTITY’S USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

USE OF YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION

In addition to any rights granted to WorldHotels with respect to your Account Information in the WorldHotels’ Privacy Policy, we use your Account Information to manage and administer your participation in the Program and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to improve the Program. 

You also authorize WorldHotels to share your Account Information with its affiliates, subsidiaries, and third parties, including participating and Licensed Hotels, airline and other Program partners; award suppliers; fulfillment houses to fulfill redemption requests; technology service providers in order to service your Member Account and facilitate the booking and processing of reservations; and third party service providers that store and process personal data on WorldHotels behalf in a secure environment.

You may edit your Account Information at any time by logging into your Account and updating your profile. You are responsible for keeping your Account Information current and accurate. WorldHotels provides all statements, communications, and updates about the Program and your Account via email to the address in your Account. Communication is critical to the administration of the Program. If you fail to maintain up-to-date Account Information, including a valid, subscribed e-mail address, you may not receive statements or other important communications. In addition, without a valid e-mail address on file you may not be able to receive certain types of awards, including free night vouchers, virtual gift cards, and other items that are fulfilled electronically. If you do not maintain accurate and current Account Information, WorldHotels reserves the right to take any action that it deems necessary to protect your Account against unauthorized access or fraud, including suspending or restricting your account until your Account Information can be confirmed.

Also, if you do not opt-in to receive communications from WorldHotels or if you opt-out of receiving messages from WorldHotels or our third party providers, you will not be able to fully participate in the Program, or experience the full range of benefits and services available to you as a Member of the Program. To unsubscribe from an email or other messaging, please follow the instructions in any email or messages you receive. 

You can view your Account Information at any time by logging into your Account at worldhotelsrewards.com.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, it is your responsibility to monitor Account activity and report suspicious activity to WorldHotels. 

EARNING POINTS FOR STAYS

Members may earn Points at participating Licensed Hotels on stays that are eligible to earn points (“Eligible Stays”). Not all Licensed Hotels participate in the Program.  Please view the list of participating Licensed Hotels. Members may also earn Points on Eligible Stays at all Best Western branded properties worldwide.

The following stays are not eligible to earn Points  (Non-Eligible Stays”):

Stays at Licensed Hotels that are not participating in the Program;

Stays booked through online travel agencies (“OTAs”), such as priceline.com, expedia.com, travelocity.com, booking.com, kayak.com (i.e., channels other than WorldHotels branded booking channels);

Stays booked through tour operators; and

Stays booked at special discounted rates, such as employee rates, FIT/wholesale/net rates, motorcoach/bus rates, crew rates, or discounted rates for stays longer than thirty (30) nights.

What constitutes a rate or booking channel that qualifies as an Eligible Stay versus a Non-Eligible Stay may change and so you should always confirm when making a reservation whether you are reserving a rate that qualifies as an Eligible Stay, for which you can earn Points, or a Non-Eligible Stay, for which you will not earn Points. This is more important if you are booking through a channel other than a WorldHotels branded booking channel.

You earn ten (10) Points for each $1.00 U.S. Dollar (or fraction of a U.S. Dollar) paid for an Eligible Stay, including VAT in certain areas outside the United States, but excluding amounts paid for non-VAT tax and incidentals. You can earn Points for up to three (3) rooms per Eligible Stay provided that: (a) one (1) room is occupied by you; (b) you pay for all the rooms; (c) Points for that room have not been issued to another Member; and (d) you presented your WorldHotels Rewards® membership number at the time of booking or at check-in.

If you occupy a room with another Member, only one (1) Member will receive the Points and you must decide amongst yourselves who will receive the Points. 

Points are added to your Account within seven (7) business days following check-out.

Individual hotel rooms that are billed directly to a corporate account but where you are individually responsible for authorization of settlement at check-out constitute an Eligible Stay.

Only three rooms in an Eligible Stay for a group booking will receive Points. Selection of which three rooms (and Members) receive the Points is at the discretion of the person making the reservation.

In order to calculate Points for Eligible Stays that are paid for in currencies other than U.S. Dollars, WorldHotels will first convert the amount of the payment to U.S. Dollars using a reasonable conversion rate, as determined by WorldHotels no less than annually and in its sole discretion but based on officially published conversion rates, and then calculate the Points based on the converted payment amount. 

If you have an Eligible Stay while you are a Member, but fail to present your Membership card or otherwise record the stay in your Account, you must request a credit for that Eligible Stay within six (6) months after the date of the Eligible Stay by visiting worldhotelsrewards.com or by calling a WorldHotels Rewards call center. Requests should include your name, Account number, address, daytime telephone number and/or e-mail address, and reservation confirmation number.

If you enroll in the Program after having an Eligible Stay, you may request Points only if your enrollment occurred within thirty (30) days after your Eligible Stay. Requests should include your name, Account number, address, daytime telephone number and/or e-mail address, and reservation confirmation number.

Pooling of Points is available for individuals who share the same residential mailing address with a Member. Pooling is the collective earning of Points in one Account by individuals with the same mailing address.

EARNING AIRLINE MILES

Rather than earning Points for Eligible Stays or as otherwise provided herein, you can instead elect to earn airline miles (“Miles”) with any of our approved partner frequent flyer programs (“Airline Programs”) by logging into your Account through worldhotelsrewards.com or by calling a WorldHotels Rewards call center and directing WorldHotels Rewards customer service representative to award Miles (instead of Points) as your earning preference, identifying the Airline Program, and providing your frequent flyer membership number for your preferred Airline Program. Airline Programs may award different point values based on the rules and conditions of the individual Airline Program. Contact a WorldHotels Rewards call center prior to booking an Eligible Stay for current Miles award level information. 

For a full list of Airline Programs and details for earning Miles, visit worldhotelsrewards.com

To be clear, if you direct WorldHotels Rewards to award Miles instead of Points, you will not earn any Points for Eligible Stays or as otherwise provided herein; you will only earn Miles for the one Airline Program you have selected. You may at any time return to earning Points instead of Miles using the same procedure.

Miles earned for your chosen Airline Program are posted within approximately ten (10) business days following check-out. Because the posting of Miles requires airline participation, the timeframe may be longer in certain situations. 

 Each Airline Program maintains its own rules, regulations, and program terms and conditions, all of which will apply to your use of any Miles. WorldHotels is not responsible for any Airline Program’s terms and conditions.

From time to time, WorldHotels may offer special promotions in partnership with Airline Programs that allow you to earn additional Miles. You can only take part in such promotions if, at the time of the promotion, you have chosen to earn Miles. Such promotions will be subject to any additional terms and conditions or promotion rules published where the promotion is advertised.

OTHER WAYS TO EARN POINTS

From time to time, WorldHotels will partner with great companies, such as car rental companies, to provide you with other opportunities to earn Points when you purchase certain products and services. For details about these earning partners, visit worldhotelsrewards.com. 

You may also be selected to participate in exclusive, special promotions where you will have the opportunity to earn Bonus Points. Earning such Bonus Points is subject to any additional restrictions, requirements, or terms and conditions applicable to that particular promotion. Please read the terms and conditions for any special promotion closely before participating.

WAYS TO REDEEM POINTS

Special promotions: You may be selected to participate in exclusive, special promotions where you will have the opportunity to redeem your Points for special offers. Such opportunities will be subject to any additional restrictions, requirements, or terms and conditions applicable to that particular promotion. Please read the terms and conditions for a special promotion closely before redeeming Points or participating.

Other Redemption Options: You can also redeem Points for a wide range of other items by visiting  worldhotelsrewards.com or by calling a WorldHotels Rewards call center.

For redemption items that are delivered digitally, such as virtual gift cards, you will generally receive an email containing your gift card within seven (7) business days after redeeming your Points. For redemption items that are mailed to you, such as physical gift cards, WorldHotels endeavors to mail such items to you promptly, but occasionally, it may take between four (4) weeks to eight (8) weeks depending upon availability. 

For security purposes, redeemed items cannot be shipped to a P.O. Box, and certain types of gift cards and merchandise may not be available outside of the certain regions. Please make sure the address in your Member Account is current before placing a redemption order.

All gift cards and gift certificates redeemed with Points are subject to any additional terms and conditions imposed by the applicable issuer, which may include expiration dates, inactivity fees and other restrictions. Certain gift card and gift certificate providers charge fees for inactivity. Accordingly, WorldHotels  can only warrant that a gift card or gift certificate will be redeemable at full face value (i.e. no deductions for inactivity) for six (6) months from the date of your order.

Many redemption items are provided through independent suppliers and are subject to additional terms and conditions. WorldHotels makes no guarantees, warranties or representations of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such items, and, to the extent permitted by the law of your jurisdiction, shall not be liable for any loss, expense, accident or inconvenience that may arise in connection with the use of such items. Gift cards and gift certificates are not exchangeable, refundable, or changeable under any circumstances and are not replaceable in the event of loss or destruction.

General: Many redemption items are valid only in certain countries or are denominated in certain currencies. 

It is the responsibility of the Member to select a redemption item that corresponds to the Member’s intended use. To the extent permitted by applicable law, once fulfilled, redeemed items may not be returned or refunded, and items are subject to availability. 

WorldHotels shall make a good faith effort to fulfill an order with the items requested; however, WorldHotels may substitute a similar item with equivalent value if an item is not available.

ELITE STATUS

WorldHotels offers four different levels of Elite Status Membership (Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Diamond Select). To achieve an Elite Status, you must accumulate either the required number of Nights, Eligible Stays, or Points in a calendar year as designated in the chart below:

 

Status Level

 

Nights

 

Stays

Points

(From Eligible Stays only; excludes Bonus Points or promotional points)

Gold

10 to 14 nights

7 to 9 Eligible Stays

10,000 to 14,999 Points

Platinum

15 to 29 nights

10 to 19 Eligible Stays

15,000 to 29,999 Points

Diamond

30 to 49 nights

20 to 39 Eligible Stays

30,000 to 49,999 Points

Diamond Select

50 or more nights

40 or more Eligible Stays

50,000 or more Points


Once you achieve Elite Status, that status will remain in effect for the remainder of the calendar year in which it is achieved and through the end of the next calendar year as well. If you meet the requirements for next Elite Status level, you will progress to the next Elite Status level. For example, if you achieve Platinum Elite Status in August 2019, you will retain Platinum Elite Status through December 31, 2020. If you achieve Platinum Elite Status in August 2019 and then Diamond Status in October 2019, you will retain Diamond Elite Status through December 31, 2020. WorldHotels reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to grant Elite Status to Members who have not met the Elite Status criteria.

As an Elite Status Member, where Points are set as the preferred earning preference, you will receive Bonus Points for each Eligible Stay completed during the time in which you maintain Elite Status, as follows:

  • Members who have attained Gold Elite Status receive a 10% Point bonus
  • Members who have attained Platinum Elite Status receive a 15% Point bonus
  • Members who have attained Diamond Elite Status receive a 30% Point bonus
  • Members who have attained Diamond Select Elite Status receive a 50% Point bonus

Bonus Points will be awarded beginning with the first Eligible Stay after Elite Status is earned.

Members who earn airline miles will not receive tier level bonus points or miles.

Members who have attained Elite Status may transfer Points to other Members, which shall be without charge.

Members who achieve Elite Status at the Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Diamond Select levels receive a welcome gift upon check-in.

Members who have attained Elite Status at the Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Diamond Select levels may receive an upgraded room at the time of check-in. Assignment of an upgraded room is within the sole discretion of the applicable participating and Licensed Hotel and may include rooms with desirable views, rooms on high floors, corner rooms, rooms with special amenities or those in proximity to special amenities, or suites. In the event that a Member who has attained Elite Status at the Gold, Platinum, Diamond, or Diamond Select level makes a reservation for multiple rooms, the room upgrade is only available for the room occupied by such Member and not for any other rooms in the reservation, and the Member with Elite Status must be present and occupy one (1) of the rooms to receive any benefit of Elite Status. In the event of a group reservation, only the Member who has the Elite Status will receive the benefits of Elite Status. Room upgrades are subject to availability at check-in. Participating and Licensed Hotels are not required to provide specialty rooms or suites room upgrades. 

POINT EXPIRATION AND MEMBERSHIP CANCELLATION 

Points earned under the Program do not expire. 

WorldHotels reserves the right to cancel any Member Account and revoke any and all unredeemed Points in the event of any of the following circumstances:

  • your violation of these Terms;
  • your providing any false or inaccurate Account Information or your misuse of the Program;
  • your violation of any national, state, or local law or regulation;
  • your bartering or selling Points or redemption items (including for commercial purposes);
  • your failure to pay for Licensed Hotel charges, including payments to   participating and Licensed Hotels that are invalid or returned for having insufficient funds;
  • your commission of fraud or abuse involving any portion of the Program;
  • your knowingly maintaining more than one (1) active Member Account;
  • any action or conduct by you that is determined by WorldHotels in its sole discretion to be unreasonable, harassing, offensive to, or to the detriment of the Program, any of its alliances, partners, or representatives, WorldHotels employees, or the staff of Licensed Hotels; or
  • in the event of any suspicious activity in your Member Account.

APPLICABLE LAW; ARBITRATION

Please Read This Carefully. It Affects Your Rights.

Unless prohibited by the laws of your jurisdiction, any and all disputes between you and WorldHotels or any of its designated affiliates and subsidiaries arising under or related in any way to these Terms or your participation in the Program (defined below as Claims) shall be resolved by applying the laws of Arizona or the federal laws of the United States, as applicable, without regard to conflict of laws principles. 

Further, any and all disputes between you and WorldHotels or any of its designated affiliates and subsidiaries arising under or related in any way to these Terms or your participation in the Program must be resolved through binding arbitration as described in this section. This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be interpreted broadly. It includes, but is not limited to, all claims and disputes, including class action claims, relating to and arising from your participation in the Program, including but not limited to any claims related to or arising out of unauthorized disclosure of or access to any Account Information (“Security Breach”), advertising or marketing claims, product liability, or consumer claims (“Claims”). 

YOU AGREE THAT BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AND WorldHOTELS ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. YOU AND WorldHOTELS AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. ANY ARBITRATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS; CLASS ARBITRATIONS AND CLASS ACTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED. 

The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by this section. For any claim where the total amount of the award sought is $10,000 or less, the AAA, you, and WorldHotels must abide by the following rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted solely based on written submissions; and (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties. If the claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA rules, and the hearing (if any) must take place solely and exclusively in Phoenix, Arizona. The arbitrator’s ruling is binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. In the event this agreement to arbitrate is held unenforceable by a court or is prohibited by the laws of your country of residence, then any Claims that would otherwise have been arbitrated shall be solely and exclusively brought only in the state or federal courts within Phoenix, Arizona. 

To the extent permitted by applicable law all Claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred (including, with respect to a Security Breach, costs of legally required notification and remediation) but in no event include attorneys’ fees, and under no circumstances will any Member be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. 

To the extent the laws of your country of residence mandate the restriction or prohibition of the requirement to arbitrate, the prohibition against class actions, the application of the laws of Arizona or the federal laws of the United States as applicable, or the jurisdiction of the federal or state courts located in Phoenix, Arizona, you agree that the following provisions of this paragraph shall apply: Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this contract (defined above broadly as Claims), including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration under authority of the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) and the LCIA Rules, which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this clause. The number of arbitrators shall be three. The seat or legal place of arbitration shall be London, England. The language to be used in the arbitral proceedings shall be English. The governing law in such an event shall be the substantive law of England and Wales.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, each Member and WorldHotels shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief (unless otherwise precluded by any other provision of these Terms) in the state and federal courts of Phoenix, Arizona.

OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Unless prohibited by the laws of your jurisdiction, all Terms, including all Point earning and redemption requirements are subject to revision without notice by WorldHotels, in its sole and absolute discretion.

Determination and payment of tax liability is your sole responsibility as a Member.

Neither WorldHotels, its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents, or partners, nor Licensed Hotels shall be responsible for lost or stolen awards.

Except for gifting of free night stays as permitted by these Terms, you may not transfer your Points to anyone without a valid court order or unless otherwise noted in these terms, such as for Elite Status Members.

Points are not redeemable for cash or any other form of credit unless specifically required by applicable law. Point value is set by WorldHotels in its sole discretion and may be updated from time to time, as permitted by applicable law.  

WorldHotels may choose in its sole discretion to issue membership credentials in a variety of formats to Members.  Physical membership credentials issued by WorldHotels remain the sole property of WorldHotels and must be surrendered by the Member upon request.

WorldHotels may modify the Points listed in your Account based on actual stay information.

WorldHotels may terminate the Program at any time without prior notice, in which case you must redeem your Points within ninety (90) calendar days, or any other period required by the applicable law of your jurisdiction, after your receipt of notice of termination of the Program to avoid forfeiting your Points.

The Program is governed by laws of the United States and the State of Arizona without regard conflicts of laws principles, unless otherwise indicated in the “Special Notes” sections below. WorldHotels is not responsible for illegible, lost, late, incomplete, misdirected, or undeliverable mail or e-mail; or for any computer, telephone, satellite, cable, network, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, or availability, or garbled, corrupt or jumbled transmissions, service provider/Internet/web site/use net accessibility, availability, or traffic congestion, or any technical, typographical, or other error, or unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of Account Information, or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such Account Information. 

WorldHotels assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, or technical error.

We may revise these Terms from time to time by posting an updated version on this page. If you are a Member and a revision meaningfully reduces your rights, we will notify you by sending a message to the email address associated with your Account and you agree that the revised Terms will be effective ninety (90) days after the message is sent to you. Your continued participation in the Program is subject to the most current, effective version of these Terms.

The waiver by WorldHotels of any breach by a Member of a term, covenant, provision, or condition provided herein shall not constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent or subsequent breach by the Member of the same or any other term, covenant, provision, or condition herein.

These Terms only apply to the extent permitted by the laws of the country, state, or province of the applicable Member. To the extent any of the foregoing limitations are not permitted under the laws of your country, state, or province, you agree that the remaining portions of these Terms that are permissible shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by law.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS.  You may have certain rights under the Australian Consumer Law known as “consumer guarantees.”  Nothing in the Terms is intended to exclude or restrict any non-excludable rights any Member has under the Australian Consumer Law.  With respect to any disputes between WorldHotels and Members that are residents of Australia in connection with the Program, these Terms, or your receipt or use of any award, either Party may file a Claim, but shall only be permitted to file a Claim in the courts located in the City of Phoenix, State of Arizona, USA or in the City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR CANADIAN RESIDENTS. You may choose during enrollment to provide your express consent to receive special offers and information about services (from WorldHotels or any third party partner) that may be of interest to you and grant permission to WorldHotels to send electronic messages to you regarding these things.  If you do not provide such express consent during the enrollment process, then you shall not be registered to receive such offers.  You agree, however, that WorldHotels may send you statements, communications, and updates concerning your Account via email to the address in your Account Information. If you consent to receive offers during registration but later decide that you do not want to continue receiving these offers, you may indicate so at any time by emailing us at worldhotelsrewards@whrewards.com  

SPECIAL NOTE FOR JAPANESE RESIDENTS.  With respect to any disputes between WorldHotels and Members that are Japanese residents in connection with the Program, these Terms, or your receipt or use of any award, either party may file a Claim, but shall only be permitted to file a Claim in the courts located in the City of Tokyo, Japan, or in the City of Phoenix, State of Arizona, USA.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR QUEBEC RESIDENTS. You may choose during enrollment to provide your express consent to receive special offers, and information about services (from WorldHotels or any third party partner) that may be of interest to you and grant permission to WorldHotels to send electronic messages to regarding these things.  If you do not provide such express consent during the enrollment process, then you shall not be registered to receive such offers. You agree, however, that WorldHotels may send you statements, communications, and updates concerning your Account via email to the address in your Account Information. If you consent to receive offers during registration but later decide that you do not want to continue receiving these offers, you may indicate so at any time by emailing us at worldhotelsrewards@whrewards.com . French language versions of worldhotelsrewards.com are available by selecting “francais” from the drop down menu at the top of the screen on  worldhotelsrewards.com.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR SOUTH AFRICAN RESIDENTS. With respect to any disputes between WorldHotels and Members that are residents of South Africa in connection with the Program, these Terms, or your receipt or use of any award, either Party may file a Claim, but shall only be permitted to file a Claim in the courts located in the city of Cape Town, South Africa or in the city of Phoenix, State of Arizona, USA.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR GERMAN RESIDENTS.  If you are a consumer located in Germany, the application of the laws of the United States and the State of Arizona shall not deprive you of the protection afforded by mandatory German consumer protection provisions.  You may choose during enrollment to provide your express consent to receive special offers, and information about services (from WorldHotels or any third party partner) that may be of interest to you and grant permission to WorldHotels to send electronic messages to regarding these things.  If you do not provide such express consent during the enrollment process, then you shall not be registered to receive such offers. You agree, however, that WorldHotels may send you statements, communications, and updates concerning your Account via email to the address in your Account Information. If you consent to receive offers during registration but later decide that you do not want to continue receiving these offers, you may indicate so at any time by emailing us at whrewards@whrewards.com

SPECIAL NOTE FOR FRENCH RESIDENTS.  You may terminate your participation in the Program and your Account at any time. By terminating your participation in the Program, you acknowledge and agree that you forfeit any Points earned and will not be able to redeem Points for any of the benefits described herein.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR CHINA RESIDENTS. You may choose during enrollment to provide your express consent to receive special offers and information about services (from WorldHotels or any third party partner) that may be of interest to you and grant permission to WorldHotels to send electronic messages on these topics.  If you do not provide such express consent during the enrollment process, then you shall not be registered to receive such offers. You agree, however, that WorldHotels may send you statements, communications, and updates concerning your Account via e-mail to the address in your Account Information.  If you consent to receive offers during registration but later decide that you do not want to continue receiving these offers, you may indicate so at any time by emailing us at whrewards.asia@whrewards.com