The terms "We", "Us", "Company", "Vaamika" and "vaamika.com" refers Vaamika Island, Vettila Thuruthu, Eramalloor, Kochi (Cochin), Kerala - 688 537 India. Its affiliates and/or their respective suppliers and providers ("Vaamika.com"), and "you" refers to the individual person creating an account with us and/or the customer booking a reservation though us directly through this website, or indirectly through any of our affiliates through whom we provide services. This website is offered to you and is conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and notices contained herein as they exist at the time the reservation is made. All use of your account by you and utilization by us of the information related to your account together with reservations you book through us are subject to the following terms, conditions and notices. Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions then you are not authorized to use this website. vaamika.com may extend the benefit of the arrangements in this agreement to its affiliates which offer an online travel service under the vaamika.com name in India. The program refers to nascent bookings, associated rewards & services at the resort.
Personal and non-commercial use limitation
This website is for your personal and non-commercial use. The content and information on this website (including, without limitation, price and availability, if any, of travel services), as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is proprietary to this website or its suppliers and providers. Accordingly, as a condition of using this website, you agree not to use this website or its contents or information for any commercial or non-personal purpose (direct or indirect). While you may make limited copies of your travel itinerary (and related documents) for travel or services purchased through this website, you agree not to modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from this website. In addition, whether or not you have a commercial purpose, you agree not to:
Access, monitor or copy any content or information of this website using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without express written permission of website owners or promoters.
Violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on this website or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to this website;
Take any action that imposes, or may impose, in the discretion of Vaamika.com, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the vaamika.com infrastructure; or
Deep-link to any portion of this website (including, without limitation, the purchase path for any travel
services) for any purpose without express written permission of vaamika.com
Copyright and Trademark Notices
All contents of this website are: 2011 vaamika.com, Vaamika Island, Vettila Thuruthu, Eramalloor, Kochi (Cochin), Kerala - 688 537 India. All rights reserved. Vaamika.com and Vaamika logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of vaamika.com other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Nothing in this agreement shall, nor shall be deemed, to limit or exclude our liability neither for our fraud nor for personal injury or death caused by our negligence.
The information, software, and services published on this website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors.
In particular, vaamika.com and its affiliates do not guarantee the accuracy of, and disclaim liability for inaccuracies relating to hotel and other supplier photographs, hotel property, cruise, automobile and other product descriptions and lists of hotel amenities and other product descriptions displayed on this website, much of which information is provided by the respective suppliers. Hotel ratings displayed on this website are intended as only general guidelines, and vaamika.com and its affiliates do not guarantee the accuracy of the ratings. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Vaamika.com, its affiliates, and/or their respective suppliers may make improvements and/or changes on this website at any time.
Vaamika.com, its affiliates, and/or their respective suppliers make no representations about the suitability of the information, software hospitality services contained on this website for any purpose, and the inclusion or offering for sale of any products or services on this website does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation of such products or services by vaamika.com or its affiliates. All such information, software, products, and services are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Vaamika.com, its affiliates, and/or their respective suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties, and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, and services, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchant ability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.
The carriers, hotels and other suppliers providing travel or other services for vaamika.com are independent
contractors and not agents or employees of vaamika.com or its affiliates. vaamika.com and its affiliates are not liable for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any such suppliers or for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting therefrom. vaamika.com and its affiliates have no liability and will make no refund in the event of any delay, cancellation, overbooking, strike, force majeure or other causes beyond their direct control, and they have no responsibility for any additional expense, omissions, delays, re-routing or acts of any government or authority.
In no event shall vaamika.com, its affiliates, and/or their respective suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of, or in any way connected with, the use of this website or with the delay or inability to use this website, or for any information, software, hospitality services obtained through this website, or otherwise arising out of the use of this website, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, even if vaamika.com, its affiliates, and/or their respective suppliers have been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.
You agree to defend and indemnify vaamika.com, its affiliates, and/or their respective suppliers and any of their officers, directors, employees and agents 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, brought by:
You or on your behalf in excess of the liability described above; or
By third parties as a result of
Your breach of this agreement or the documents referenced herein;
Your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or
Your use of this website.
No unlawful or prohibited use
As a condition of your use of this website, you warrant that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.
Links to third-party sites
This website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than vaamika.com such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. vaamika.com does not control such websites and is not responsible for their contents or your use of them. vaamika.com's inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.
Software available on this website
Any software that is made available to download from this website ("software") is the copyrighted work of vaamika.com, its affiliates, and/or their suppliers. Your use of the software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies, or is included with, the software ("license agreement"). You may not install or use any software that is accompanied by or includes a license agreement unless you first agree to the license agreement terms.
For any software not accompanied by a license agreement, vaamika.com hereby grants to you, the user, a personal, non-transferable license to use the software for viewing and otherwise using this website in accordance with these terms and conditions and for no other purpose.
Please note that all software, including, without limitation, all HTML code and ActiveX controls contained on this website, is owned by vaamika.com, its affiliates, and/or their suppliers, and is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Any reproduction or redistribution of the software is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.
Without limiting the foregoing, copying or reproduction of the software to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is expressly prohibited. The software is warranted, if at all, only according to the terms of the license agreement.
You acknowledge that the software and any accompanying documentation and/or technical information are subject to applicable export control laws and regulations of the India. You agree not to export or re-export the software, directly or indirectly, to any countries that are subject to India export restrictions.
Terms, Conditions and Warranties
Tax recovery charge
All taxes, duties, and other incidental charges that are levied by the originating or destination country are to be solely borne by the customer.
The program is open only to individuals who are eighteen (18) and older, have a valid email address and have enrolled in the program or made bookings with vaamika.com companies, associations, or other groups may not participate.
vaamika.com reserves the right to discontinue the participation privileges of any individual who engages in any fraudulent activity or uses the program in a manner inconsistent with these terms & conditions or any federal or state laws, statutes, or ordinances. Discontinued participation privileges may result in the loss of all accumulated loyalty credits and benefits. In addition to discontinuance of participation privileges, vaamika.com shall have the right to take appropriate administrative and/or legal action, including criminal prosecution, as it deems necessary. While you are enrolled in the program, we may communicate with you via email regarding updates on your account or transactions.
Loyalty credits do not constitute the property of any participant and may not be sold, transferred, combined with any other member's account, or assigned, and are not transferable upon death, as part of a domestic relations matter, or otherwise by operation of law. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the program shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in India. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these terms & conditions, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of vaamika.com in connection with the program, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of India, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of India or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the India.
The program is void where prohibited by law. The failure of vaamika.com to enforce any provision of these terms & conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Vaamika.com decisions as to all questions or disputes regarding program eligibility, earning or redemption of loyalty credits or your compliance with these terms & conditions are final.
Acceptable Payment Methods
By booking with vaamika.com you authorize vaamika.com and its agents to transact with your bank or other payment gateways on your behalf to obtain the necessary information required to process payment, confirm payment, resolve inquiries and billing disputes, and/or as otherwise required to manage the booking.
We accept the following payment methods: (i) credit cards with Mastercard or Visa branding (ii) international debit cards with Visa or Mastercard branding which your issuer allows you to use to make purchases online. You will not be asked to provide your online banking user name or password to vaamika.com ("account access data").
Vaamika.com does not want any information regarding your account access data and you agree not to provide us with your account access data.
Not all payment methods are available to use for all travel services, travel products, or modifications a customer may request to their transaction
Credit cards with Mastercard or Visa branding may be used when booking online..
Your bank or card issuer may require the account holder or the person legally authorized to act on behalf of the cardholder to authenticate and approve the payment.
The recording and billing of account activity on your credit card is handled solely by your card issuer.
International debit card:
International debit cards may be used when booking online, provided your card issuer permits use of a debit card for online transactions
Your bank or card issuer may require the account holder or the person legally authorized to act on behalf of the cardholder to authenticate and approve the payment.
Once payment has been authorized it may appear in your account activity within a few days; however, the length of time required for the deduction of funds and recording of account activity is determined by your bank or card issuer.
Additional Terms and Conditions
General Terms and Conditions.
Your financial institution may impose an additional fee or other charges to use their payment services
("payment servicing fees"), and you are solely responsible for payment for any and all such payment servicing fees. vaamika.com does not determine or assess such payment servicing fees.
Payment servicing fees, if any, are not included in the purchase price displayed on your itinerary or the receipts provided by vaamika.com
Price and availability is not guaranteed until the booking is confirmed.
Price of products offered are determined by demand-supply dynamics, time & context of booking and subjected to seasonality of the industry. Hence, Vaamika doesn�t offer any guarantee for price being comparable or equal to any other such bookings made for similar product or service offered.
If payment is completed, but the booking is not confirmed by us, your funds will not be sent to vaamika.com instead, we will facilitate the return of such funds to the originating source via vendors involved. The clients agrees to the terms and conditions of the agencies involved like internet payment gateway service provider, visa & mastercard.
The client agrees to the fact that the services offered are not typically consumable instantaneously, hence, the payments made are for advance booking rather than for any kind of immediate gratification. The product
/service offered would be consumed on agreed date of invoice. Also, physical presence of client on whose name bookings are made is required for rendering of service. In case of absence of client on booking dates, out of any reason, Vaamika still makes arrangements for the services promised and would assume deemed services & the associated provisions. Hence, Vaamika is not liable for refunds in case the time gap between booking date and booked date is too high or client's presence is partial or non-existent.
Making a successful payment is not a contract, and vaamika.com makes no guarantee that the travel service or product will continue to be available or be available at the same price in the event a booking is not confirmed.
vaamika.com shall have no obligation to replace the unconfirmed booking, accept another booking in lieu of the unconfirmed booking, or to compensate you for such unconfirmed booking. Any subsequent bookings will be treated as a new transaction and will require a new and separate payment. No booking information will be carried over from any previous itinerary. No payment made for a prior unsuccessful booking can be applied towards your new booking.
In the event modification of an existing booking for which payment was made results in the need to collect additional funds (for example, a rate increase in a hotel room whether such room was booked alone or in a package), payment for any such additional funds may only be made by (a) a credit card with Mastercard or Visa branding; or (b) by an international debit card, provided your card issuer permits use of a debit card for online or phone transactions. The payment types identified in the preceding sentence must be used to pay any such additional funds, regardless of the original form of payment for such booking.
Modifications in the booking are allowed subject to availability of the rooms or services available on requested dates. Also, Vaamika doesn�t offer any guarantee of the retention of prices of original bookings.
If modifications are feasible operationally, then refunds are subject to the terms mentioned below in refund section.
Cancellations of the bookings can be made with subject to following conditions.
Before arrival Retention charges
More than 30 days: 20%
30 to 8 days: 40%
7 to 4 days: 60%
Less than 4 days: 80%
All the refunds made are subject to the conditions mentioned below in refunds section.
Refunded amounts are generally returned within 7 business days; however, the length of time required for the funds to be credited to your account is determined by your financial institution. Please check with your financial institution on their specific rules regarding returned or refunded transactions.
Refunds limited to 1 per booking. If your travel arrangements are subject to more than one change, it may be necessary to cancel the entire booking; any eligible refunds will be sent to your financial institution to credit your account in accordance with its policies. Rebooking your travel will require a new and separate payment.
vaamika.com has no obligation to issue refunds if: (i) vaamika.com received payment ninety (90) or more days prior to our receipt of the refund request for a booking transaction; (ii) the purchase requires more than one refund or credit; (iii) in response to a disputed booking appearing on your statement from your financial institution, your financial institution issues you a refund for the disputed booking transaction and sends vaamika.com a charge back on the transaction (a charge back reverses the payment you made to vaamika.com for the refunded transaction); (iv) the booking is for non refundable travel products or services; (v) you cannot provide us with full and accurate information required to complete the refund or credit; (vi) the refund request has already processed through the vendors involved but has not yet applied to the originating source of the payment; (vii) the refund request directs vaamika.com to issue the refund to a different financial institution than the source where the original payment was received; or (viii) vaamika.com did not received the payment for which the refund request is made due to force majeure or other causes beyond our direct control.
Refunds requiring special handling may result in a delayed return of the funds:
All refunds are subjected to processing & service fee of 2.5% of the value refunded.
Modification of these Terms and Conditions
vaamika.com reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which this website is offered and you agree to accept and be bound by those terms, conditions, and notices that are in effect at the time of your use of this website and its facilities.
This agreement is governed by the laws of India. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in India, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website. Use of this website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and
vaamika.com as a result of this agreement or use of this website.
vaamika.com's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of vaamika.com's right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this website or information provided to or gathered by vaamika.com with respect to such use.
If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and agreement shall continue in effect.
This agreement (and any other terms and conditions referenced herein) constitutes the entire agreement between you and vaamika.com with respect to this website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the customer and vaamika.com with respect to this website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Fictitious names of companies, products, people, characters, and/or data mentioned herein are not intended to represent any real individual, company, product, or event.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Use of vaamika.com website
The vaamika.com website is provided solely to assist customers in determining the availability of travel-related goods and services and to make legitimate reservations or otherwise transact business with suppliers, and for no other purposes. You warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and possess the legal authority to enter into this agreement and to use this website in accordance with all terms and conditions herein. You agree to be financially responsible for all of your use of this website (as well as for use of your account by others, including, without limitation, minors living with you). You agree to supervise all consumptions of this website by minors under your name or account. You also warrant that all information supplied by you or members of your household in using this website is true and accurate. Without limitation, any speculative, false, or fraudulent reservation or any reservation in anticipation of demand is prohibited. You agree that the travel services reservations facilities of this website shall be used only to make legitimate reservations or purchases for you or for another person for whom you are legally authorized to act. You understand that overuse or abuse of the travel services reservation facilities of this website may result in you being denied access to such facilities.
Separate terms and conditions will apply to your reservation and purchase of travel-related goods and services that you select. You agree to abide by the terms or conditions of purchase imposed by any supplier with whom you elect to deal, including, but not limited to, payment of all amounts when due and compliance with the supplier's rules and restrictions regarding availability and use of fares, products, or services. You understand that any violation of any such supplier's conditions of purchase may result in cancellation of your reservation(s) or purchase, in your being denied access to any flights, hotels, or automobiles, in your forfeiting any monies paid for such reservation(s) or purchase, and in vaamika.com debiting your account for any costs vaamika.com incurs as a result of such violation.
You shall be completely responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes, and assessments arising out of the use of this website.
Currency Converter (when applicable)
Currency rates are based on various publicly available sources and should be used as guidelines only. Rates are not verified as accurate, and actual rates may vary. Currency quotes are not updated every day. Check the date on the currency converter for the day that currency was last updated. The information supplied by this application is believed to be accurate, but vaamika.com, its affiliates, and/or their suppliers do not warrant or guarantee such accuracy.
When using this information for any financial purpose, vaamika.com advises the customer to consult a qualified professional to verify the accuracy of the currency rates. vaamika.com, its affiliates, and/or their suppliers do not authorize the use of this information for any purpose other than personal use and prohibit to the maximum extent allowable the resale, redistribution, and use of this information for commercial purposes.
User reviews, comments and content
vaamika.com may display reviews, comments and other material in relation to hotels as well as other holiday and travel experiences ("reviews"). vaamika.com may also offer a facility allowing users of this website to post reviews
("user reviews"). You disclaim any proprietary rights you may have in such user reviews, and the same may be freely used, copied, distributed and made available in any medium and in any form by vaamika.com or its affiliates without your permission. Where this posting facility is offered, you expressly agree only to submit user reviews that are appropriate to that service, complying with these terms and conditions and also any accompanying guidelines made available on this website. Specifically, by using such a service, you represent and warrant that:
You own or otherwise control all of the rights to the user reviews that you post;
As at the date of posting, the user reviews submitted are accurate;
User reviews that you supply do not breach any vaamika.com terms and conditions of use, guidelines or policies (as applicable from time to time);
You will not intentionally or recklessly post information that could cause injury or offend any person or their business and in particular: you will not post any comments, information or material that is untrue; malicious; defamatory; abusive; obscene or could reasonably be taken as such;
You will not act in any way to deceive or mislead and will not engage in or encourage any fraudulent or illegal activity;
You will not to post or distribute any information or material that is owned by any third party without the express written consent of such party to do so;
vaamika.com does not edit reviews or user reviews submitted and to the fullest extent permitted by law will not be in any way responsible or liable for such reviews or user reviews or their subsequent posting, use or distribution. In addition, vaamika.com does not verify, endorse or approve the views or comments expressed in any reviews or user reviews which are the personal views of the individuals submitting them. Any decisions made on the basis of reviews or comments appearing on the service are taken at your own risk.
vaamika.com reserves the right for any reason in its sole discretion to refuse to post or remove (without notice) any reviews or user reviews. Amongst other things, this includes situations where vaamika.com receives a third party complaint and/or has reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions.
If you have a complaint about any reviews, comments or material posted on this website you should put such complaint in writing (giving as much information as possible about the circumstances) in contact menu of the vaamika.com website.
Note that vaamika.com reserves the right to ask for further information in relation to nature of such complaint and, if necessary, may ask you to verify your identify.
Revised 10th January 2012
The content of this website is the copyrighted property of Vaamika Island Resorts Private Limited, India. Website content and information cannot be used without written consent of the website owner.
Product, images and logos, shown on this website are the copyrighted products of the website owner and can be used with permission only. The product specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Images shown may or may not be part of the product on display and are subject to change without prior notice, unless and until confirmed otherwise. Any dispute arising out of or related to this Disclaimer between Vaamika Island Resorts Private Limited, India, and the customer shall be governed by the laws of the country of India.
Vaamika Island Resorts Private Limited, India, respects your privacy. We will not under any circumstances sell your information to anyone except to process your query/order.
We have tried our best in providing information that is as accurate as possible but Vaamika Island Resorts Private Limited, India does not take any responsibility for the content and or information available on this website.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Vaamika Island Resorts Private Limited, India takes no responsibility and will not be liable for the website being unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
Contact Information If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Statement, please contact us at:
Personal and non-commercial use limitation
Postal Address:Vaamika Island, Vettila Thuruthu, Eramalloor, Kochi (Cochin), Kerala - 688 537 India.
We understand that making purchases online involves a great deal of trust on your part; we take this trust very seriously. This Privacy Statement describes the ways in which we will use the data you provide through thisVaamika.com.TM website ("our website"), which is owned and operated by Vaamika.com, L.P. ("we" or "us"). Please note that this\ Privacy Statement is an integral part of our website and the services offered to you and cannot, in any way, be separated from the Terms and Conditions of Use or from the membership, usage or transaction process. By providing information through this site and/or by establishing an account with us, you indicate your acceptance of the practices described in this Privacy Statement.
This Privacy Statement addresses:
What information we collect online from you.
How we use the information.
With whom we may share the information.
What choices are available regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
What types of security procedures are in place to help protect the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control.
How you can correct any inaccuracies in their personally identifiable information.
How we notify you of material changes to this Privacy Statement.
When the Privacy Statement became effective.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact Vaamika.com customer service by email here.
Information Collection and Use
When you book a reservation through our website, we ask you to provide personally identifiable information by filling out and submitting an online customer profile form. This information includes: your name, home or work telephone number, fax number, email address, and your credit card number, expiration date, and billing address. We use this information to process and book your reservation and to notify you of your reservation status by email or fax. When you return to the site, we will ask for your email address and booking reference and may ask for other key pieces of personally identifiable information to enable you to access your reservation information. To further protect your personal information & make transaction secure, we have created this two step procedure via an email confirmation.
We also ask you for personally identifiable information about other people for whom you are booking reservations. You should obtain permission from these individuals to provide us with their information. We use this information to reserve the room with the hotel or other accommodation, and, if you so request, to send each person an email notification of the reservation
Vaamika.com enables you to register an account with us to become a member. When you choose to become a Vaamika.com member, we will require you to provide certain information and request that you provide other information at your discretion. If you do not provide us with the required information, you will not be entitled to have an account with us and be a Vaamika.com member. The information we may require or request includes at least your name, address, telephone number, fax number, email address, a unique login name, password, and password validation. This information is collected on the registration form for several reasons including: (1) personal identification; (2) to complete hotel and car reservations and fulfil requests for other travel products and services; (3) to allow us to contact you for customer service, if necessary; (4) to customize the content of our website to meet your specific needs; and (5) to conduct research and to make product improvements to the services we offer on our website. In addition, your email address is collected to send you an email message confirming your account registration and each reservation you transact online. To help us understand the effectiveness of our email communications, we may deploy technologies that provide confirmation when you open one of our e-mail messages. As a member, you also will occasionally receive updates from us about special offers, new Vaamika.com services, and other noteworthy news items. You may decline to receive these email messages. Please see the section entitled "Choice/Opt Out," described below.
n addition to the information noted above, you can choose to provide us with travel preferences, credit card billing information, and other personally identifiable information. This information is primarily used to assist members in making reservations quickly without having to type in the same information repeatedly.
Surveys & Contests
Very occasionally, we may request information from you through surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice as to whether or not to provide this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and mailing address), and demographic information (such as postcode). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of our website. Although we may use a service provider to conduct these surveys or contests, as we note in the section on "Information Sharing," these service providers may not use your personally identifiable information for any secondary purpose.
Information From Other Sources
We may receive information about you from third-party sources and add it to your account information. This information may include: updated delivery and address information from third parties, which we use to correct our records and facilitate proper delivery of our services and communications; information about travel purchases made on websites owned by affiliated companies (such as Expedia Inc), which we use to better understand your travel needs; and credit history information from credit bureaus, which we use to help prevent and detect fraud.
Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your computer tied to information about you. We use both session ID (or temporary) cookies, which terminate when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which are stored on your hard drive.
A cookie file also may be placed on your hard drive by our third-party advertising companies. These companies may use aggregated statistics about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about travel-related goods and services that you may be interested in. Vaamika.com does not have access to or control over these cookies that may be placed by third-party advertisers. Those advertising networks that use persistent cookies may offer you a way to opt out of advertisement targeting. If you would like to find out more information,click here.
The third-party advertising companies may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using a web beacon (a single-pixel GIF), which is placed on our website to collect anonymous information. They may use this anonymous information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process is anonymous and does not link online actions to an identifiable person. If you would like more information and want to explore the option of not having this information collected by third-party advertisers, click here.
Terms specific for mobile phone applications (Whenever applicable)
When you use Vaamika.com mobile for iOS or Android (the "Application") we collect and use your information in the same way and for the same purposes we do when you use our website. We also collect and use the following additional information automatically from your use of the Application:
The Application enables us to track the areas you access within the Application which allows us to refine the arrangement of content. This information is collected anonymously and we cannot identify you from this. The Application also records the phone's unique device identifier (called a "UUID" for iPhones and the "device ID" for Android enabled phones). We will only use the UUID/device ID on the first opening of the Application to confirm to various third parties that the Application has been downloaded and opened.
When you use our' find hotels near your current location’ feature, we use available geo-location data - provided by your phone using GPS or similar technologies to determine your location in order to show hotels nearby. Although this information is collected anonymously, this information may reveal to us your precise location. We only use this information to find and display nearby hotels. We do not collect location data unless you activate the ’find hotels near your current location’ feature within the Application. Sharing of location data can be switched off at any time in the settings menu.
If the Application encounters a problem and produces an error, the Application will send us information on this error so we can investigate the error and seek to improve the Application. These error reports tell us information about the handset type and version, the UUID/device ID, the time the error occurred, the feature being used and the state of the application when the error occurred
If you do not wish us to collect and use this information via the Application in the ways set out above, please either disable this functionality (where the Application allows you to do so), or remove the Application from your handset and access our website.
We look to optimize the Application for iPhone and Android to minimize the data usage
In conjunction with our own and our affiliates' marketing campaigns, we may also use technology to capture certain information relating to reservations you make through our website. The information we collect is anonymous and will include the total amount of the transaction and the system-generated booking reference. We will use this information to monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and may pass this on to our affiliates for similar purposes. We may employ a third party service provider to collate and report on the information collected.
Like most standard website servers we use log files that collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP)' referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number and location on a page of clicks. We use this information to analyse trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, diagnose problems with our servers, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information. We also use a tracking utility such as ATG Dynamo that uses log files to analyse user movement.
Communications from the Site
Special Offers and Updates
As noted above, established Vaamika.com members may occasionally receive information on products, services, and special deals about which they may be interested. Out of respect for your privacy, we present you with the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the "Choice/Opt-out" section below.
Trip Information and Customer Feedback
If you book a trip through the our website, in addition to notifying you of your reservation status (see "Reservation Orders" above), we will send you an email prior to your date of travel, containing up-to-date information relevant to your trip and travel destination which you may find useful; we will on occasion include information about other products and services which may be of interest to you in connection with your forthcoming trip. We will give you the choice to opt-out of receiving these emails for future reservations. In the interests of maintaining a high standard of service for our customers, we may also send you an email once you have completed your travel, so that you can provide us with valuable feedback on your travel experience, although again, we will offer you the choice of not receiving this.
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask you to provide contact information, such as name and email address. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the "Choice/Opt-out" section below.
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out service-related announcements. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these non-promotional communications, although you can deactivate your membership.
We communicate with you on a regular basis to provide requested services. This may include responding through email, fax or phone, in accordance with the your wishes.
We provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of having their information used by Vaamika.com to send promotional communications. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving these communications following "unsubscribe" instructions given in the emails you receive, or by contacting our customer services.
Although we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may be required by law to disclose information you have provided in obtaining our travel products or services. We may also disclose information against someone who poses a threat to our interests (such as customer fraud) or whose activities could damage or bring harm to others. In addition, it may be necessary for us to provide customer information to government & regulatory bodies, third parties, such as credit card companies, for the purpose of resolving disputes that arise in the normal course of business.
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information with our business partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
Authorised Service Providers
We share your personally identifiable information with authorised service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf. For example, we use an outside a credit card processing company and bank cheque processing company to bill you for goods and services. We also rely on service providers to fulfill orders, deliver packages, perform business and sales analysis, and provide marketing assistance. These companies do not have any independent right to share, store, or use the personally identifiable information we provide for any secondary purpose. We also may contract with reputable third parties to facilitate the distribution of survey, promotion, or sweepstakes programs. Upon completion of these projects, all information is returned to us. Finally, we will occasionally share aggregated information with our service providers. This information does not contain any personally identifiable information and is used to develop featured programs and content that will be of interest to our members and our website visitors. Suppliers
We provide information about travel either reserved or purchased on our website to the suppliers who will fulfill your travel reservation. Although we offer travel products from hotel, car rental and other suppliers that are reputable companies, we have not placed limitations on these suppliers from using or disclosing your information without your permission. Therefore, we encourage you to review the information privacy practices of any travel suppliers whose products you purchase on our website. In addition, these travel suppliers may also contact you as necessary to obtain additional information about your confirmed reservation.
If you were referred to our website from another website, we may share personally identifiable information about you with the referring website to better understand the use of our website. Although we believe that the website companies from which you were referred to us are reputable companies, we have not placed limitations on the referring websites companies from using or disclosing your information without your permission. Therefore, we encourage you to review the information privacy practices of any website that referred you to our website.
We may share some of your personally identifiable information with affiliated companies around the world (such as Expedia Inc) that are committed to providing you with a comprehensive array of travel packages and services to meet your travel needs. Sharing this information allows us to better understand the ways in which our various product and service offerings can assist travelers. To the extent that our subsidiaries and sister companies have access to your information, they will treat it at least as protectively as they treat information they obtain from their other customers.
As we continue to look for ways to better serve our customers, we may sell subsidiaries or business units. We also may be acquired by or merged with another company. In such instances, customer information may be one of the transferred business assets.
We will handle your personally identifiable information in India. In addition, the third parties with whom we may share your information, as described above, may be established in countries outside India. By using our website you understand and agree that your information will be held and used in India and other countries where our partners, service providers, subsidiaries, and sister companies may be established.
Please be aware that our website contains links that lead to other sites. These sites may collect personally identifiable information from you. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information collection practices or policies of such websites.
We take steps to help protect the personally identifiable information you provide to us. For example, we use leading encryption technology to encrypt credit card numbers. We also restrict access to personally identifiable information to those employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative). In addition, the servers that store personally identifiable information are contained in a locked facility. If you have any questions about the security of your information, please send an email to Customer Care.
Accessing Personally identifiable information
You can request access to, and update, the personally identifiable information we have collected about you. In order to exercise this right, you can e-mail our Customer Support at Customer Care or contact us by post at the contact information listed below. You can also can change your personally identifiable information on the "your account" page of our website.
Privacy Statement Changes
If we change our privacy practices, we will modify this Privacy Statement, and its effective date, accordingly so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use it, and to whom we may disclose it. We also will notify you of any material change to this Privacy Statement by placing a prominent notice on our website. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information.
This Privacy Statement is effective as of 15/01/2012
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Our Ayurvedic physicians can design tailored ayurvedic packages for you during and after your stay at Vaamika Island. Consultations with an Aurvedic physician and multiple-day packages can be organized on request.
WHOLE BODY TREATMENTS
GAMBEERA ABHYANGA | 90 minutes
A deep tissue massage using knuckles, forearms and elbows to relax the deep-seated muscle fibers. Using a variety of muscle release techniques, the therapist will work within your pressure / pain threshold to release and relax chronic tension. Highly effective in reducing cramps, knots and Fibromyalgia
Chakras link the auric field with the major nerve centres via meridian pathways. Subtle energies stored in medicated stones revive sapta charkas, relieve body pains, release toxins and increase circulation. Treatment for arthritis, insomnia and stress
UDANCHANA | 90 minutes
A specialized massage that drains the blocked lymph ducts to stimulate the nervous system, cleanse the body channels and increases immunity. Highly beneficial in Lymphedema, loss of sensation and stress diseases.
PIZHICHIL | 75 minutes
An indulgent, rejuvenating experience, during which lukewarm herbal oils anoint the entire body. The process is slow and rhythmic with light pressure. Pizhichil strengthens immunity, lubricates the joints, liquefies toxins and increases flexibility.
UJJIVANA | 90 minutes
A subtle and gentle whole body relaxation massage involving tai-chi, effleurage, petrisage, thumb kneading, scissoring and knuckling movements leading to complete relaxation of entire body and mind. Most preferred method to reduce stress and travel after effects.
NAVARAKKIZHI | 60 minutes
A highly effective rejuvenation massage using cooked navara rice packed in bundle being dipped into medicated milk and then skillfully massaged over the body. It slows down the aging process, nourishes muscle and increases immunity.
SIRODHARA | 60 minutes
Luke warm herbal oil is poured in an even stream on to the forehead to pacify and revitalize the mind and the body. As well as its intense rejuvenating and anti-aging effects, Shirodhara improves memory, addresses other neurological disorders, and normalizes sleep patterns and blood pressure.
PODIKKIZHI | 60 minutes
A whole body bundle massage using herbal powders/leaves which are heated in herbal oil and then rhythmically massaged over the body. Highly effective in rheumatism, swellings and musculoskeletal problems.
ABHYANGA | 60 minutes
A whole body oil massage involving head, face and body followed by a soothing steam bath. Relieves fatigue, removes toxins, enhance sleep, strength and complexion.
PADA MARMAABHYANGA | 45 minutes
The reflex points in each foot representing the perfect microcosm of the body are massaged to facilitate and encourage vital energy flow, thereby rejuvenating all internal organs.
MUKHA SOUVARNYAM | 45 minutes
A herbal facial with cleansing, toning, and massaging using herbal powders, scrubbers, wrappers, oils and creams that will leave you feeling fresh, nourished and glowing.
NASYAM | 20 minutes
A herbal nasal treatment from the Panchakarma treatment stable. This treatment is highly effective for cleansing of sinuses and treating migraines, chronic colds, headaches and chest congestion.
SIROABHYANGA | 30 or 60 minutes
A gentle massage of scalp, neck and shoulder. Relieves fatigue and stress letting you forget the cares of the world.
MUKHAABHYANGA | 30 or 60 minutes
A natural face-lift through massage. Improves skin tone, removes wrinkles, imparts luster and beauty.
Operations at Vaamika Island have been temporarily closed down due to reasons beyond our control.
We value our esteemed customers for their loyalty & support and will keep you updated on the date of reopening.
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