Terms and Conditions

Field Expeditions – Cetacean Sanctuary Research / Ionian Dolphin Project

When applying for a field expedition, within the Cetacean Sanctuary Research project in the Ligurian Sea, or within the Ionian Dolphin Project, in Greece, you accept the Tethys Research Institute’s Terms & Conditions.

The following Terms & Conditions are also present in the Booking Forms that you will receive together with the Order Confirmation email, after having paid the contribution to the project (you can also download them here from CSR or IDP). These Terms & Conditions must be signed and returned to the Tethys Research Institute office, viale G.B. Gadio 2, 20121 Milano – Italy (or by email: tethys@tethys.org).

Should you not agree with the following Terms & Conditions, we kindly invite you to abort your checkout.

Cancellation terms

I accept that 20% of the expedition participation fee is non-refundable. If I cancel my participation (in writing) 30 days, or more, before the start of the expedition, I will be entitled to a reimbursement equal to the amount already paid, minus the 20% of the full fee. I understand and accept that I will not be refunded at all if I cancel my participation within 30 days from the beginning of the expedition.

I acknowledge the following regulations:

1) in case of expeditions that require a minimum number of participants, and the minimum number of participants cannot be met, and

2) in case of a team cancellation due to a technical/logistical problem

the Tethys Research Institute will reimburse the applicants with the full amount paid (no additional reimbursements are foreseen) or, upon request, will try to place applicants in other teams, depending on availability.

Declaration

I the undersigned _____________________________________, born in_______________________, on dd____/mm____/yyyy_______, Italian Fiscal Code _________________________________, resident in (city) _________________________________ Address ________________________________State______________ Postcode ____________, declare that I have decided to participate in the Tethys team ______ (CSR or IDP #) from ____________ to ____________(date), of my own free will.

I also declare that I have been informed about the type of activities to be undertaken during my participation, and I have the right to quit any of these activities or abandon the research location whenever I feel that such activities may represent a threat to my safety. I have the same right in case I am not satisfied with the quality of the research boat or the field base, and I accept that I will not be entitled to any sort of reimbursement. I accept upon signing this application that the Istituto Tethys onlus, Viale G.B. Gadio 2, 20121 Milano, Italy, and its legal representatives, all its members and all those responsible or involved in the course logistics cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience, accident or incident, or illness I may suffer from during my participation in the team.

For any dispute concerning the interpretation, application and enforcement of this contract and everything it entails, the court of jurisdiction will be the Court of Justice of Milan, Italy.

Signature _____________________________________  Date ________________________

According to Italian Law (art. 13, D. Lgs. #196/03), I allow the Istituto Tethys onlus to use my personal data for accounting and statistical analyses. I also allow the Istituto Tethys onlus to file my data in its mailing lists in order to receive information about Tethys activities. If during my participation in the field course, I am photographed in order to document the activities of the project, I authorize the use of my image for the institutional purpose only.

Signature _____________________________________  Date ________________________

I declare that I have read the Expedition Briefing document in full, and I accept it.

Signature _____________________________________  Date ________________________

I declare that I am in good physical and mental health and I am capable of taking part in the activities described in the “Project Conditions” section of the Expedition Briefing.

I declare that I have informed the Institute of any relevant medical/physical condition at the time of my subscription and that I will inform the Principal Investigator upon arrival at the field base.

Signature _____________________________________ Date ________________________

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[] Please tick this box if you do NOT wish that Tethys uses field activities images where you appear.

Donations

A donation to the Istituto Tethys ONLUS can be deductible from Italian taxes, as from Law D.L. n. 35/2005 and following modifications (L. n. 80/2005). The following information is thus valid only for Italian tax contributors.

Advice: If you wish to deduct the donation from your personal income tax, it is obligatory to fill in the Fiscla Code field provided in the Billing details form. The Fiscal Code is used to issue a valid receipt that Tethys will send to the Billing address.

Tax breaks forseen for liberal donations towards ONLUS associations, are grouped on the basis of the donors (privates or corporations) and on the basis of the nature of donation which can consist of money and material goods. Taxpayers, be either privates or entities subject to the corporate income taxes who intend to provide donations to ONLUS associations can choose between two alternative kind of tax benefits.

Donations made by privates

This category includes privates who apply for the reduction of personal income tax. They can opt alternatively between:

  • deductibility, for money or material goods donations, up to a limit of 10% of the total income, and anyway for a maximum of 70.000€/year (art. 14 comma 1 D.L. n. 35/2005 and following modifications (L. n. 80/2005).
  • IRPEF return of the 26% calculated on the maximum limit of 30.000€ for a a saving up to 7.800€.

In both cases, in order to get the tax benefit, the necessary condition is that the donation must be trackable, thus made via bank swift or paid through a bank check. For the donations made via credit card it is sufficient to keep and exhibit ( upon request from the Tax Agency) the expenditure summary provided by the society issueing the credit card agency.

Donations made by corporates

This category includes corporations or cooperatives, public or private who apply for the reduction of corporate income tax. They can opt alternatively between:

  • deductibility, for money or material goods donations, up to a limit of 10% of the total income, and anyway for a maximum of 70.000€/year (art. 14 comma 1 D.L. n. 35/2005 and following modifications (L. n. 80/2005).
  • IRES deductibility of the 2% on the corporate income tax, for a maximum of 30.000€ income (comma 2 letter h art. 100 TUIR).