Website Terms of Use

Last Revised On: June 24, 2015


Our Website ("Website") is provided solely to assist customers in gathering travel information, determining the availability of travel-related goods and services, making legitimate reservations or otherwise transacting business with travel suppliers, and for no other purposes. The terms "we," "us," "our", "CarRentals", and "", " refer to,Inc., a Nevada corporation,and its subsidiaries and its corporate affiliates,including Travelscape, LLC, (collectively the " Companies"). The term "you" refers to the customer visiting the Website and/or booking a reservation through us on this Website, or through our customer service agents.

This Website is offered to you conditioned upon your acceptance without modification of all the terms, conditions, and notices set forth below (collectively, the "Terms of Use" or "Agreement"). Please read the Terms of Use carefully, as they contain important information about limitations of liability and resolution of disputes through arbitration rather than in court. You should also read our Privacy Policy, which also governs your use of the Website. By accessing or using this Website, booking any reservations for travel products or services on this Website, or contacting our call center agents, you agree that the Terms of Use then in force shall apply. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use or book any reservations through this Website or our call center agents.

The Website is owned and operated by, a division of Expedia, Inc., a Washington corporation, located at 333 108th Avenue NE, Bellevue, Washington 98004.


As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant that (i) you are at least 18 years of age; (ii) you possess the legal authority to create a binding legal obligation; (iii) you will use this Website in accordance with these Terms of Use; (iv) you will only use this Website to make legitimate reservations for you or for another person for whom you are legally authorized to act (a "Third Party"); (v) you will inform any such Third Party about the Terms of Use that apply to the reservations you have made on their behalf, including all rules and restrictions applicable thereto; (vi) all information supplied by you on this Website is true, accurate, current and complete, and (vii) if you have a account, you will safeguard your account information and will supervise and be completely responsible for any use of your account by you and anyone other than you. We retain the right at our sole discretion to deny access to anyone to this Website and the services we offer, at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, for violation of this Terms of Use.

DISPUTES is committed to customer satisfaction, so if you have a problem or dispute, we will try to resolve your concerns. But if we are unsuccessful, you may pursue claims as explained in this section.

You agree to give us an opportunity to resolve any disputes or claims relating in any way to the Website, any dealings with our customer service agents, any services or products provided, any representations made by us, or our Privacy Policy ("Claims") by contacting Customer Support at If we are not able to resolve your Claims within 60 days, you may seek relief through arbitration or in small claims court, as set forth below.

Any and all Claims will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court , except you may assert Claims on an individual basis in small claims court if they qualify. This includes any Claims you assert against us, our subsidiaries, travel suppliers or any companies offering products or services through us (which are beneficiaries of this arbitration agreement). This also includes any Claims that arose before you accepted these Terms of Use, regardless of whether prior versions of the Terms of Use required arbitration.

There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including statutory damages, attorneys’ fees and costs), and must follow and enforce these Terms of Use as a court would.

Arbitrations will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules, including the AAA Consumer Rules. The AAA's rules are available at or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules, except as provided in this section. If your total Claims seek less than $10,000, we will reimburse you for filing fees you pay to the AAA and will pay arbitrator’s fees, unless the arbitrator determines your Claims are frivolous. You may choose to have an arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the state where you live or at another mutually agreed location.

To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your Claims to "CarRentals Legal: Arbitration Claim Manager," c/o Expedia, Inc., 333 108th Ave N.E. Bellevue, WA 98004. If we request arbitration against you, we will give you notice at the email address or street address you have provided. A party requesting arbitration must also provide a copy of the request to the AAA, at Case Filing Services, 1101 Laurel Oak Road, Suite 100, Voorhees, NJ 08043 or online at or at any AAA office.

Any and all proceedings to resolve Claims will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a Claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this Agreement. An arbitration decision may be confirmed by any court with competent jurisdiction.


The content and information on this Website (including, but not limited to, price and availability of travel services), as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is proprietary to us or our suppliers and providers. While you may make limited copies of your travel itinerary (and related documents) for travel products or services booked through this Website, you agree not to otherwise 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 or through this Website. Additionally, you agree not to:

  1. use this Website or its contents for any commercial purpose;
  2. make any speculative, false, or fraudulent reservation or any reservation in anticipation of demand;
  3. 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 our express written permission;
  4. 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;
  5. take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  6. deep-link to any portion of this Website (including, without limitation, the purchase path for any travel services) for any purpose without our express written permission; or
  7. "frame", "mirror" or otherwise incorporate any part of this Website into any other website without our prior written authorization.

You may only use this Website to make legitimate requests to book the products or services offered (each, a "Request"), and shall not use this Website to make any speculative, false or fraudulent Requests, or any Requests in anticipation of demand.

It is a violation of law to place a Request in a false name or with an invalid credit card. Please be aware that even if you do not give us your real name, your Web browser transmits a unique Internet address to us that can be used by law enforcement officials to identify you. Fraudulent users will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

If your booking or account shows signs of fraud, abuse or suspicious activity, may cancel any travel or service reservations associated with your name, email address or account, and close any associated accounts. If you have conducted any fraudulent activity, reserves the right to take any necessary legal action and you may be liable for monetary losses to, including litigation costs and damages. To contest the cancellation of a booking or freezing or closure of an account, please contact Customer Service.

Permission is granted to electronically copy and print in hard-copy portions of this Website for the sole purpose of using this Website as a shopping resource. Any other use of materials or Content on this Website, including reproduction for a purpose other than that noted above without CarRentals's prior written consent is prohibited. In particular, you agree not to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, copy, distribute, transmit, publish, license, create derivative works from, publicly display, perform, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, Software, products, or services obtained from this Website except as so expressly permitted by


All contents of this Website are:©2015, Inc. All rights, Inc. is not responsible for content on websites operated by parties other than, Inc. The logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos and product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

If you are aware of an infringement of our brand, please let us know by e-mailing us at only address messages concerning brand infringement at this email address.

Account Termination

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable law, has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at's sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Website and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement. If you believe that an account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer, please provide information sufficient for us to verify that the account holder or subscriber is a repeat infringer when filing your notice.


If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by us infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a written notice that includes the following information. Please note that we will not process your complaint if it is not properly filled out or is incomplete. Any misrepresentations in your notice regarding whether content or activity is infringing may expose you to liability for damages.1. A clear identification of the copyrighted work you claim was infringed.
2. A clear identification of the material you claim is infringing on the Website, such as a link to the infringing material.
3. Your address, email address and telephone number.
4. A statement that you have a "good faith belief that the material claimed as copyright infringement is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
5. A statement that "the information on the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
6.A signature by the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
7. You may send us your notice by email to,by fax to (425) 679-7251, Attn: IP/Trademark Legal Dept., DMCA Complaints, or by using the contact information below.


If material you have posted has been taken down, you may file a counter-notification by fax or regular mail that sets forth the items specified below. You may want to seek legal counsel prior to doing so. Please include the following details:1.Identification of the specific content that was removed or disabled and the location that content appeared on’s Website. Please provide the URL address if possible.
2.Your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address.
3.A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the party who reported your content, or that party’s agent.
4.The following statement: " I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the content identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification."

Sign the paper. Send the written communication to the following Inc.
Attn: IP/Trademark Legal Dept., DMCA Complaints
333 108th Avenue NE
Bellevue WA 98004
OR you may fax it to: (425) 679-7251, Attn: IP/Trademark Legal Dept., DMCA Complaints.
For any additional questions regarding the DMCA process for, please contact us at (425) 679-3751.


Additional terms and conditions will apply to your reservation and purchase of travel-related goods and services that you select.Please read these additional terms and conditions carefully. The Customer does not have an automatic right of cancellation unless such rights are provided for in the Car Rental Company Rules and Restrictions or Rental Conditions. You agree to abide by the terms and 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, minimum age requirements, and use of rental cars and/or other products or services. You acknowledge that some suppliers offering rental cars and/or other products or services may require you to adhere to local policies as a prerequisite to using and/or participating in the service and/or activity they offer. You understand that any violation of any such supplier's rules and restrictions may result in cancellation of your reservation(s), in your being denied access to the rental cars and/or other product or services, in your forfeiting any monies paid for such reservation(s), and/or in our billing you for any costs we incur as a result of such violation.


We appreciate hearing from you. Please be aware that by submitting content to this Website by electronic mail, postings on this Website or otherwise, including any car rental reviews, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or the like contained in any submissions (collectively, "Submissions"), you grant and the affiliated, co-branded and/or linked website partners through whom we provide service (collectively, " Affiliates") and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to (a) use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from and publicly display and perform such Submissions throughout the world in any media, now known or hereafter devised; and (b) use the name that you submit in connection with such Submission. You acknowledge that may choose to provide attribution of your comments or reviews (for example, listing your name and hometown on a car rental review that you submit) at our discretion, and that such submissions may be shared with our supplier partners. You further grant the right to pursue at law any person or entity that violates your or's rights in the Submissions by a breach of this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that Submissions are non-confidential and non-proprietary. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any Submissions posted or submitted by you. We have no obligation to post your comments; we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to determine which comments are published on the Site If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not provide us with any Submissions.

Please note that we assume no responsibility for reviewing unsolicited ideas for our business (like product or advertising ideas), and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities between those ideas and materials that may appear in future programs.

You are fully responsible for the content of your Submissions (specifically including, but not limited to, reviews posted to this Site). You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Website: (i) any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material or content that would violate rights of publicity and/or privacy or that would violate any law; (ii) any commercial material or content (including, but not limited to, solicitation of funds, advertising, or marketing of any good or services); and (iii) any material or content that infringes, misappropriates or violates any copyright, trademark, patent right or other proprietary right of any third party. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any violation of the foregoing restrictions, or any other harm resulting from your posting of content to this Website. You acknowledge that may exercise its rights (e.g. use, publish, delete) to any content you submit without notice to you.'s policies with respect to claims by third parties that the content of the Website, including the content of any Submissions, infringes the copyrights owned by said third party can be found above in the Copyright Complaint Policy section of these Terms and Use.

PRIVACY believes in protecting your privacy. Please click here to review our current Privacy Policy, which also governs your use of the Website: Privacy Policy.


Unless a Provider has agreed otherwise, all products, services, advice, merchandise and information available through this Website are provided on an "as is," "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, other than those imposed by law, including but not limited to, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the above, no warranty or guarantee is made (i) regarding the acceptance of any Request; (ii) that a User will receive the lowest available price for goods and/or services available through this Website; (iii) regarding the availability of products and/or services through this Website or, where applicable, at any participating retailer or retailer location; (iv) that use of this Website and all software, products or services associated with this Website will be error-free; (v) regarding the results that may be obtained from the use of this Website; (vi) regarding the completeness, accuracy, reliability or quality of any information, Content, data, service, advice or merchandise provided or available through this Website; or, (vii) regarding the performance or non-performance of this Website including, but not limited to, any performance or non-performance in connection with or as a consequence of the passage of time. You expressly agree that the use of this Website is at your sole risk.


The Information, Software, Products and Services published on this Website may include inaccuracies or errors, including pricing errors. In particular, companies and Affiliates do not guarantee the accuracy of, and disclaim all liability for any errors or other inaccuracies relating to the information and description of the car and other travel products and services displayed on this Website (including, without limitation, the pricing, photographs, general product descriptions, etc.). In addition, expressly reserves the right to correct any pricing errors on our Website and/or pending reservations made under an incorrect price. In such event, if available, we will offer you the opportunity to keep your pending reservation at the correct price or we will cancel your reservation without penalty. Companies, the Affiliates and their respective suppliers make no guarantees about the availability of specific products and services. and Affiliates may make improvements and/or changes on the Website at any time. Companies, Affiliates and their respective suppliers make no representations about the suitability of the information, software, products and services contained on this Website for any purpose, and the inclusion or offering of any products or services on this Website does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation of such products or services by Affiliates. All such information, software products, and services are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. The Companies, the Affiliates and their respective suppliers disclaim all warranties and conditions that this Website, its servers or any email sent from the Companies, Affiliates and/or their respective suppliers are free of viruses or other harmful components. The Companies, the Affiliates and 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 merchantability, fitness for a particular response, title and non-infringement.

The suppliers providing travel products or other services on this Website are independent contractors and not agents or employees of the Companies or the Affiliates. The Companies and the 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. The Companies and the 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 expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing or acts of any government or authority.

In no event shall the Companies, the 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, your access to, display of or use of this Website or with the delay or inability to access, display or use this Website (including, but not limited to, your reliance upon opinions appearing on this Website; any computer viruses, information, software, linked sites, products and services obtaining through this Website; or otherwise arising out of the access to, display of or use of this Website) whether based on a theory of negligence, contract, tort, strict liability, consumer protection statutes, or otherwise, and even if the Companies and the Affiliates and/or their respective suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

If, despite the limitation above, the Companies, the Affiliates and/or their respective Suppliers are found liable for any loss or damage which arises out of or in any way connected with any of the occurrences described above, then the Companies,the Affiliates, or their respective suppliers liabilities will in no event exceed, in the aggregate, the greater of (a) the fee or charge you paid to in connection with such transaction(s) on this Website, or (b) One-Hundred Dollars (US$100.00).

The limitation of liability reflects the allocation of risk between the parties. The limitations specified in this section will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in these terms is found to have failed of its essential purpose. The limitations of liability provided in these terms inure to the benefit of the Companies,the Affiliates and/or their respective Suppliers.

Some states-to the extent their law might be deemed to apply, notwithstanding the selection of Delaware law as described (below)-do not allow the limitation of liability, so the foregoing limitations might not apply to you.


You agree to defend and indemnify the Companies,the 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 third parties as a result of:

  1. your breach of this Agreement or the documents referenced herein;
  2. violation of any law or the rights of a third party;
  3. your use of this Website; or
  4. your use of this Website for, or on behalf of, a Third Party.


This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download (whether from this Website or other websites) is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects and other items of a destructive nature. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.


User access to all or part of this Website may be terminated or suspended at any time, without notice and for any reason.


Some banks and credit cards impose fees for international transactions. If you are making a booking from outside of the United States on a US credit card, your bank may convert the payment amount to your local currency and charge you a conversion fee. This means the amount listed on your credit or bank card statement may be in your local currency and therefore a different figure than the figure shown on the billing summary page for a reservation booked on the Website. In addition, a foreign transaction fee may be assessed if the bank that issued your credit card is located outside of the United States. Booking international travel may be considered to be an international transaction by the bank or card company, since may pass on your payment to an international travel supplier. The currency exchange rate and foreign transaction fee is determined solely by your bank on the day that they process the transaction. If you have any questions about these fees or the exchange rate applied to your booking, please contact your bank.


Any software that is made available to download from this Website ("Software") or through your mobile application store, including the mobile application (the "Mobile Application") is the copyrighted work of Hotwire, Inc. and/or our respective suppliers. Your use of such 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 made available for download on this Website not accompanied by a License Agreement, we hereby grant to you, the user, a limited, personal, non-exclusive, nontransferable license to download, install and use the Software and/or the Mobile Application for viewing and otherwise using this Website and/or accessing the content and information available within the Mobile Application (including, without limitation, price and availability of travel services) in accordance with these Terms of Use and for no other purpose.

Please note that all Software, including, without limitation, all HTML code and Active X controls contained on this Website, is owned by the Companies,the Affiliates, and/or our respective suppliers, and is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software is expressly prohibited, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.


Your mobile device must be connected to the internet for the Mobile Application to function correctly. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for your device to have internet connectivity and are responsible for all sums your service provider may charge you arising out of the Mobile Application transmitting and receiving data (including but not limited to data roaming charges). As further described in our Privacy Policy, the Mobile Application will automatically transfer a small amount of data as part of its normal operation, including how you use the Mobile Application, which Content you access, and technical errors or problems which the Application may encounter while being used. By using the Mobile Application, you acknowledge, agree and consent to the automatic collection of this information.


One or more patents owned by Hotwire, Inc. may apply to this Website and to the features and services accessible via the Website. Portions of this Website operate under license of one or more patents. Other patents pending.


These Terms of Use are governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, federal arbitration law, and for reservations made by U.S. residents, the laws of the state in which your billing address is located, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. Use of this Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of this Agreement, including, without limitation, this paragraph.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, or employment relationship exists between you and the Companies as a result of this Agreement or use of this Website.
Our performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement limits our right to comply with law enforcement or other governmental or legal requests or requirements relating to your use of this Website or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use.


The captions in these Terms of Use are only for convenience and do not, in any way, limit or otherwise define the terms and provisions of these Terms of Use.

None of Hotwire, Inc. or the Affiliates is responsible for any errors or delays in responding to a Request caused by an incorrect email address provided by you or other technical problems beyond their control.


These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes any prior understandings or agreements (whether oral or written) regarding the subject matter, and may not be amended or modified except in writing or by making such amendments or modifications available on this Website. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions will not in any way be affected or impaired. 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.


The laws of the State of Delaware shall govern the performance of these Terms of Use, without regard to such state's conflicts of laws principles. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in Delaware, USA, in all disputes arising out of, or relating to, the use of this Website and the Terms of Use.


Expedia, Inc. is a Seller of Travel registered in each of the States listed below:

  • California registration number: 2029030-50
  • Florida registration number: ST39833
  • Iowa registration number: 1242
  • Nevada registration number: 2002-0758
  • Washington registration number: 603451556
  • Hawaii registration number:TAR-5461, Inc. is a Seller of Travel registered in each of the States listed below:

  • California registration number: 2121603-50
  • Florida registration number: ST39833
  • Iowa registration number: 1242
  • Washington registration number: 603451556

Registration as a Seller of Travel in California does not constitute the state's approval.


For quick answers to your questions or ways to contact us, visit our Customer Support Center or send us an email at Or, you can write to us at:

Attn: Customer Service,Inc.
655 Montgomery Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94111