International Student Exchange with Easy and Simple Rules
Our Rules - Fair Play is a MUST!
Our Rules Help to Protect You and Your Familiy
We at Best Exchange Student Ltd. believe in
Fair Play and we have strong
OUR VALUES ARE INTEGRITY, HONESTY, RELIABILITY,
TRUSTWORTHYNESS, KINDNESS and FAIRNESS!
There are only a very few rules - but if everyone sticks to
them this website will be enjoyable for all of us!
- Do not lie!
Be honest, tell the truth - you don't want others to lie to you, do you?
=> please fill out the profile form to the best of your knowledge
- Do not cheat!
Don't try to smuggle your contact information into the free text fields.
This will not go unnoticed, your profile will be cleaned by our System
Administration or might be deleted in total, all without a warning.
Best Exchange Student Ltd. has the right to deactivate your profile and
also the right to terminate your registration & membership completely
and you will receive no refunds!
- Be Mature:
Do not use abusive or unacceptable language. This will not be tolerated and will lead to
a change or even the deactivation of your profile.
The same goes for pictures - this portal is for exchange students and exchange student
families, not more, not less! The pictures should reflect that! If Best Exchange Student Ltd.
feels that the pictures you uploaded are not suitable, your profile will be deactivated until you
have exchanged the photos. You will receive an according e-mail.
Introduce your family and the member of your family who would like to be an exchange
student in a presentable fashion to the other members. Your Profile is the first impression
the other families will get - make sure that your profile really represents who you are!
- Write in English:
Only English written profiles can and will be accepted! If you need help with a translation:
our helpdesk speaks English, French, German and Dutch, so perhaps we can be of help.
- Eligible countries / Safe Travel:
In general families from countries all over the world can
BUT PLEASE NOTE:
We frequently check the global Travel Advise / Travel Warnings from the US & the UK government and do not allow families from certain red alert countries to join the portal:
e.g. Nigeria, Sudan, Algeria, Philippines, Afghanistan
Some countries are only on some red-alert lists or the red alerts are more because of natural disasters like flods, storms etc. mixed with occasional local violence, but those countries still have a healthy tourist industry, e.g. Mexico, Kenya, Israel, Thailand. We allow families from these countries onto the portal, and leave it to your own judgement to decide if you want to risk a trip there or rather not.
We hope you understand that we do not want to promote high-risk travel, therefore we also recommend that you check these pages regularly
Our Terms & Conditions
By registring on the best eXchange student web site you acknowledge and accept our TERMS and CONDITIONS of SERVICE
These Terms & Conditions of Service govern your use of this site and its services.
The registration on best eXchange student is free. Your registration constitutes your
acceptance on the complete Terms & Conditions of Service, so please read them
thoroughly and contact us, if you have any questions.
First things first:
1. If you register without up-loading your profile your registration will be deleted after 2 - 3 weeks
2. If you registered and uploaded your profile as a free member your profile will be deleted after 1 year
3. If you registered and uploaded your profile as a Full Member your profile will go back to free member
status after your subscription expires and after 1 year of free membership your profile will be deleted.
Disclaimer of Warranty
This site and all services provided through it are provided "as is" with no warranties whatsoever! Best Exchange Student Ltd. cannot in any way be held responsible for the accuracy or truthfulness of any of the information provided in any profile / provided by any member or family.
Any arrangements made between the parties are solely at each party's discretion, expense and risk. All express, implied, and statutory warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, are expressly disclaimed. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Best Exchange Student Ltd. disclaims any warranties for the security, reliability, timeliness and performance of this site.
Also Best Exchange Student Ltd. disclaims any warranties and cannot be made liable for any picture or data abuse by third parties. But Best Exchange Student Ltd. guarantees, that no personal data from members or photos are being sold directly: neither to exchange agencies nor to advertisement companies, but Best Exchange Student Ltd. has no means to detect if agencies or other organizations join the portal "in disguise as a family" and then harvest data from other members. Accordingly Best Exchange Student Ltd. cannot be made liable for data abuse or picture abuse through third parties of any sort.
No endorsement of member content
You, the user, acknowledge and agree that Best Exchange Student Ltd. does not endorse the content of any member and is not responsible or liable for any content, even though it may be unlawful, harassing, libelous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, discriminatory, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, or that it infringes or may infringe the intellectual property or other rights of another. You acknowledge, that Best Exchange Student Ltd. does not pre-screen all content, but that Best Exchange Student Ltd. and its designees have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, edit, move or remove any content that is publicly available via the service. This might include any text, link, mail address etc. containing words like d e v i l , S a t a n, h e l l, s e x, a b u s e, r a p e, d r u g s, f u c k, s h i t etc..
Limitation of Liability
You, the user, acknowledge and agree that Best Exchange Student Ltd. will not be liable for any harms which lawyers and courts often call direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, data abuse, or other intangible losses (even if Best Exchange Student Ltd. has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from:
- the use or the inability to use the service
- the cost of getting substitute good and services resulting from any products, data, information
or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into, through
or from the service
- the download or upload of any material from a Best Exchange Student Ltd. web site
- unauthorized access to or alteration of your data or transmissions
- statements or conduct of anyone using the site or on the service or
- any other matter relating to the service.
The foregoing disclaimers, waivers and limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy.
You, the user, agree to protect and fully compensate Best Exchange Student Ltd. and its service providers from any and all third-party claims, liabilities, damages, expenses and costs (including but not limited to reasonable attorney's fees) arising from your use of the services of the Best Exchange Student web site, your violation of the terms or your infringement, or infringement by any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of anyone.
General and Code of Conduct
You can list your profile or search the Best Exchange Student site for free, without a paid membership. After you registered you can choose to purchase a full membership to use the enhanced features of this web-site and to have access to other full member family's contact data.
By posting a personal profile (information about you and
your family) on this site or communicating with Best
Exchange Student Ltd., you grant a royalty-free,
irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive right to Best
Exchange Student Ltd. and subcontractors
of Best Exchange Student
Ltd. to store, publish, use, reproduce
and modify your profile information or your communication,
including the right to use the name which you submit in
connection with publication throughout the world in any
Using this site and the service offered by Best Exchange Student Ltd. you agree, that you will not:
- enter your personal contact information (contact information of any kind,
such as e-mail addresses, phone-numbers, personal web-page addresses
or chat addresses etc.) in any free-text field, which does not specifically request
- upload any information or advertisement which could be considered competitive to the
service offered by Best Exchange Student Ltd..
- attempt to subvert the membership system or direct other users / members to any other
web site, location or directory, where your contact information or competitive services
could be obtained.
- "harvest" and commercially re-use e-mails from this site from other members.'
Solicitation for services by any means, other than those offered or directly approved
by Best Exchange Student Ltd., to its registered members and users is absolutely
and strictly forbidden.
- post, mail or upload any content, which is unlawful, threatening, harmful, harassing,
obscene, defamatory, hateful, vulgar, discriminatory, invasive of another's privacy or
in any other way objectionable.
- share your membership or contact information with any other person or disclose
your password to any third party or share it with any third party. If you lose control
of your password you may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your
- post, mail or upload any content for which you have no right to transmit this
information under any law or that infringes any patent, trademark, trade
secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.
- interfere with or disrupt this site or servers or networks connected to this site;
upload or transmit any material containing software viruses or any other
computer code, files or programs which interrupt, destroy or limit the
functionality of this site or connected servers or networks.
- disobey any requirements, policies or regulations of networks connected
to this site
- exhibit expressions of abuse, obscenity or pornography of any kind or any
other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under
British, German or European Law.
- suggest or solicit any relationship other then implied by this site
(e.g. student exchange, pen friends, house exchange, travel companionship)
- harm other members / users in any way.
Also you must not use the service of this site if you,
or any member of your family involved in a possible
exchange, have ever been convicted of any sexual or
criminal offense in front of any court worldwide.
Best Exchange Student Ltd. has the right to close down and/or remove accounts/registrations of offending users from its service, without notice and without refund, at its sole discretion, if any of the Terms of this agreement are found to have been violated. Best Exchange Student Ltd. has no obligation to monitor the profile content for any purpose and accordingly all content provided by you or any other user of this site is the sole responsibility of you or of that user!
Use of private information & personal contact information/ Data protection
By accepting these Terms & Conditions of Service, you acknowledge and grant permission to Best Exchange Student Ltd. to use, display and sell your private & personal contact information as intended on the Best Exchange Student web site.
Of course you have the full right, to view, modify, hide or
delete your private information & your personal contact
information. No representations or warranties are made
regarding the legitimacy of the claims of those who have paid
for membership to access your personal contact information. You
are urged to validate the identity of anyone who contacts you,
before making any commitments or arrangements.
We reserve the right to contact any member at any time regarding membership renewals or other membership related problems or questions. Also we at Best Exchange Student Ltd. take the protection of your personal data very seriously and have taken technical as well as organisational measures to ensure, that the regulations on data protection are observed both by Best Exchange Student Ltd. as well as by all users, free members and Full Members.
This is also the reason why we only offer PayPal for membership payments, so that we do not
even get into contact with your bank data or any credit card information/data, to give you the extra protection needed against internet fraud!
We offer the use of cookie technology to help members move faster through our site. A cookie is a string of information that is sent by the web site and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer's memory. This avoids the potentially time-consuming task of entering your user name and password each time a page is requested.
There are no refunds on memberships and memberships cannot be put on hold or be benched for a later use in time. If your profile is not published / hidden your membership will still expire based on the number of consecutive months from the date your membership started. All membership sales are final. Best Exchange Student Ltd. will not automatically charge you for membership renewal. If you wish to renew your membership you will have to pay online via PayPal prior to the expiration of your active membership.
IMPORTANT: Should the portal shut down for
whatever reason (for example, but not limited to: company
shutting down for good, termination of business, or simply part
time failure of the IT infrastructure), Best Exchange Student
Ltd. will NOT pay any refunds, neither partially, nor in
full to reimburse Full Member
After your paid membership expired your account will be set to a "free member status". After 1 year in free membership status, your account will be de-activated, and your data will automatically be deleted completely from the Best Exchange Student Ltd.'s database and web site.
By using the Best Exchange Student web site you acknowledge that you agree to these Terms and Conditions of Service and are bound by the content set forth herein. All legal issues arising from or related to the use of this site or Best Exchange Student Ltd.'s services shall be construed in accordance with English law. Exclusive jurisdiction is the court of Birmingham, England, UK.
Best Exchange Student Ltd. may change these Terms and Conditions of Service without individual notification of members/users using the Best Exchange Student site and services. Please check back periodically.
The name "Best Exchange Student" and "Best Exchange Student Ltd." are property of Best Exchange Student Limited and a registered trademark.
Last but not least we encourage every Full
Member to answer to e-mails he or she receives from other Full
Members. Even if you are not interested in an exchange with the
other family it is only polite to let the other family know
that you are not interested.
These Terms and Conditions of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and Best Exchange Student Ltd. in regards of the use of the Best Exchange Student site. If a court should find that one or more rights or provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions of Service are invalid, you agree, that the remainder of the Terms and Conditions of Service are enforceable and that the invalid provision shall be enforceable to the fullest extent and closest to its original meaning as possible and as permitted by law.
last up-date: 2012.08.21