These are statements that people or companies sometimes make in contracts or on signs, tickets, receipts or other places. The purpose is to exclude or limit the liability of that person or company if you suffer any damage during the use of its services, facilities, property, etc. In other words, even if you sued someone for the damages you suffered because of their fault, they could use this kind of statement to reduce their liabilities or protect you completely. However, a limitation or exclusion clause is not always valid, even if it is clearly visible or contained in a contract. 16.2 You agree that this Agreement is the entire agreement between you and us and supersedes all prior written or oral agreements regarding your placement. No other person has the right to enforce any of their conditions. Have you ever read such a sentence? This is a limitation or exclusion of liability clause. It is also called exclusion of liability. 13.6 If your placement is permanently suspended if you wish to remain in your country of destination beyond that date, we no longer have any responsibility for your food, accommodation, insurance or travel arrangements and you must find and pay for your own accommodation, insurance and travel. If you decide to return home, if your placement is suspended and this means that you need a return flight other than the one already booked, you will be responsible for the cost of changing that flight or the cost of a new flight if you cannot change your original flight.
In the past, many companies have tried to use their terms and conditions of sale (usually accompanied by an invoice or offer) to fully protect themselves from liability by including clauses that strongly favor their own interests to the detriment of their customers or suppliers. The common logic for such an approach was that “when things get pear-shaped, we are covered.” We provide assistance and advice in obtaining visas and work permits relevant to your internship, but their issuance is left to the discretion of the competent authority and is beyond our control and we assume no responsibility if you are unable to obtain the corresponding visas and work permits for your internship. Visas and work permits are subject to change without notice and it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate and valid visas and work permits for your internship and that you must pay the visa and/or work permit fees. We assume no responsibility for the consequences of changing visa and/or work permit requirements.. . . .