(Effective October 2023)

Travel Technology Coding (“TTC”) is part of the IATA’s identification programs and is designed to facilitate the identification of travel technology companies by travel industry principals. To obtain a TTC numeric code (“TTC Code”) an entity must submit a TTC application with supporting documents and agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions (these “Terms”). IATA may approve or reject a TTC application at its sole and entire discretion.


IATA reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in these Terms (or any policy or guideline of IATA) at any time and in its sole discretion by providing notice that these Terms have been modified. Such notice may be provided by sending an email, posting a notice on the TTC information management platform (the “Site”), posting the revised Terms on the Site, or such other form of notice as determined by IATA. Any changes, pricing notifications, or modifications will be effective seven (7) days after providing notice that these Terms have been modified (the “Notice Period”). The continued use of the TTC Code following the Notice Period will constitute acceptance of such changes or modifications and constitutes renewed consent to the Terms in their most updated version.


TTC application

 

1. IATA is under no obligation to verify the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by the applicant and therefore, IATA is not liable or responsible with respect to any errors or omissions made with respect to any information provided or omitted by the applicant.

2. IATA may approve or reject a TTC application, at its sole and entire discretion, without giving any reason. If IATA approves a TTC application, subject to the payment of the TTC Fee, a TTC Code is assigned to the applicant (the “TTC Code Holder”).

 

TTC fee

 

3. The TTC Code fee in effect (the “TTC Fee”) is payable in advance as follows: (i) upon pre-approval of the TTC application, for which the TTC Code is issued only following receipt of payment by IATA; and thereafter, subject to the termination provisions provided herein, (ii) annually, for which the TTC Code Holder will be billed automatically for each upcoming calendar year at least thirty (30) days prior to the end of the current calendar year, such payment to be received by IATA no later than December 31st, failing timely receipt of payment before January 1st may result in the termination of the TTC Code.

4. The TTC Fee will not be prorated, refunded or credited in whole or in part under any circumstances, even in the event for any reason the TTC Code is, prior to the end of a calendar year, terminated by IATA or relinquished by the TTC Code Holder.

5. Any payments must be made without any set-off or counter claim and free of deduction or withholding (except as required by law) of any taxes or governmental charges. If any deduction or withholding is required by law, the TTC Code Holder shall pay the required amount to the relevant governmental authority, provide IATA with an official receipt or certified copy or other documentation acceptable to IATA evidencing the payment, and pay to IATA, in addition to the payment to which IATA is otherwise entitled under these Terms, such additional amount as is necessary to ensure that the net amount actually received by IATA free and clear of all taxes equals the full amount IATA would have received had no such deduction or withholding been required. Should any taxes, levies, fees, charges, or duties be imposed, levied or become payable in respect of the product and/or services under these Terms (including any goods and services tax or other value added tax, but excluding income and capital taxes of IATA), the TTC Code Holder will pay any and all such taxes, levies, fees, charges and duties, in addition to any other payments due under these Terms. In the event IATA pays any such tax or assessment, the TTC Code Holder will immediately reimburse IATA upon demand.

Termination


6. The Terms shall take effect upon signing and shall remain in effect until: (i) the rejection of the TTC application; or the later of: (ii) the date of termination of the TTC Code; or as the case may be (iii) upon expiry of the applicable Reinstatement Period (defined below). For greater certainty, these Terms will remain in effect during the Reinstatement Period.

7. IATA may terminate a TTC Code, at its sole and entire discretion, at any time without notice. The TTC Code Holder may at any time relinquish the TTC Code by notifying IATA in writing.

8. The TTC Code Holder may apply to reinstate the TTC Code within the following applicable period (the “Reinstatement Period”) in the event termination of the TTC Code is due to:

  1. The non-payment of the Fees upon the due date, however the payment of the Fees and the reinstatement application must be received by IATA within ninety (90) days following the invoice due date; or
  2. The relinquishment of the TTC Code by the TTC Code Holder, however the reinstatement application must be received by IATA within ninety (90) days of the following the date of the notification to relinquish the TTC Code.


9. Upon termination of the TTC Code, the TTC Code Holder must immediately stop using the TTC Code. IATA reserves the right, but does not undertake any duty, to take appropriate legal action including the pursuit of civil or injunctive redress against the TTC Code Holder for continuing to use the TTC Code after its termination. IATA may recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs from the TTC Code Holder for such actions.

10. The TTC Code Holder shall take all due and reasonable precautions to prevent misuse of the TTC Code by third parties and will be responsible for any damages arising from such misuse in case of failure to take appropriate precautions. The TTC Code Holder understands that the unauthorized use of a TTC Code will result in the immediate termination of its TTC Code and notification thereof to lATA Member Airlines and other travel industry principals.

11. The terms, conditions, and restrictions set forth in these Terms which by their nature are intended to survive the termination of these Terms shall survive.

Disclaimer


12. The use of the TTC code is at the TTC code holder’s own sole risk and is provided on an “as is” basis. While IATA makes every reasonable effort to ensure the quality and accuracy of the TTC codes and services linked to the TTC codes, any and all its components and contents are provided without any warranty, representation or condition whatsoever, express or implied. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, IATA disclaims any warranty, representation or condition, express or implied, in respect of the TTC codes, its components and contents including, without limitation, any warranties, representations, conditions and warranties of quality, non-infringement merchantability, title, quality, fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, IATA does not represent, nor warrant, that the TTC codes will be uninterrupted or error free.

13. To the maximum extent allowed under applicable legislation, IATA shall not be liable towards the applicant, which also refers to the TTC code holder, or any other third party, whether in agreement, tort, negligence, strict liability, by statute or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive, reputational or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, revenue, loss of opportunity, goodwill, reputation, use, loss or corruption of data resulting or arising from access to, use of, business interruption, or inability to use or benefit from the TTC code, or any of its components, even if IATA is advised of the possibility of such damages or even if such damages are reasonably foreseeable. In the event the liability of IATA may not, by law, be excluded or limited as hereinbefore provided, IATA’s total aggregate liability shall in no circumstances exceed an amount equal to the TTC fee in effect or paid in the calendar year in which the event that gave rise to the liability first occurred.

 

Intellectual Property


14. IATA is and shall always remain the sole and exclusive owner of all rights attached to the TTC Codes and all other intellectual property rights relating thereto, including all patents, right under license, trademarks and copyrights, throughout the world, as protected under copyright and by international intellectual property laws. IATA hereby grants to the TTC Code Holder a personal, limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable right to use the TTC recognition stamp (“TTC Stamp”) for as long as the TTC Code is assigned. The license granted in this section may be exercised solely for the purpose of identifying the TTC Code Holder as a participant in the TTC identification program and strictly in accordance with the TTC Recognition Stamp Guidelines, as amended from time to time. Any failure to respect the TTC Recognition Stamp Guidelines shall be deemed a breach of these Terms and shall entitle IATA to terminate the TTC Code, in addition to any other remedies IATA may have. Upon termination of the TTC Code for any reason, the TTC Code Holder shall immediately remove the TTC Stamp from any and all of its materials, print or online, including without limitation, its websites, storefront displays, stationary, etc. The TTC Stamp is a trademark of IATA protected by applicable laws, and IATA owns all rights, title and interest therein. The TTC Code Holder acquires no right or interest in or to the TTC Stamp other than the license granted in this section. The TTC Code Holder agrees to indemnify and hold IATA harmless against any loss or damages arising from the TTC Code Holder’s use or misuse of the TTC Stamp, including any reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred by IATA in defending legal actions.

 

Privacy


15. For information about how IATA collects, uses and shares information about users of the Site, please see IATA Privacy Policy (https://www.iata.org/en/privacy). By submitting a TTC application, the applicant hereby expressly consents to such Privacy Policy, for which continuous consent is required by the TTC Code Holder in accordance with these Terms. IATA will process the applicant's information in compliance with applicable data protection legislation and as an underlying requirement of the TTC application process, the applicant, which also refers to the TTC Code Holder, hereby authorizes lATA to register all the information provided in the TTC application form on the TTC listing and to communicate such information to travel industry principals subscribing to lATA data products and services. If the applicant does not wish to receive commercial solicitation from travel industry principals, please notify IATA at globaldata@iata.org.

 

Miscellaneous


16. The TTC Code Holder must provide and maintain up-to-date accurate registration information and immediately report its changes. IATA may periodically request that the TTC Code Holder verify and update company details on record. Failure to comply with such request within the timelines specified by IATA may result in the immediate termination of the TTC Code. If the TTC Code Holder ceases to be licensed to trade under any applicable legislation or regulation, the TTC Code Holder must immediately notify IATA in writing and the TTC Code will be terminated.

17. The TTC Code Holder agrees to designate a Service Administrator authorized to act on its behalf. The TTC Code Holder must also immediately notify IATA of any change to the designated Service Administrator.

18. The applicant, which also refers to the TTC Code Holder, hereby grants to IATA the irrevocable right to retain, store, copy, process, treat, disassemble and reassemble the data and information contributed in the course of the application and/or use of the TTC Code, and further grants IATA a non-exclusive, worldwide, unrestricted, unconditional, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, sublicensable, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise make use of all such data and information in an aggregated, de-identified and anonymized way, for purposes of research, statistical analysis, analytics, benchmarking, trend setting, compilation of historical and global database, education, training, publications, analyses, industry reports and guidelines, best practices and commercialization as applicable, for the benefit of the air transport industry as a whole.

19. If any provision of these Terms is invalid, illegal, or incapable of being enforced by any rule of law or public policy, all other provisions of these Terms will nonetheless remain in full force and effect so long as the economic and legal substance of the transactions contemplated by these Terms is not affected in any manner adverse to any party.

20. The TTC Code Holder may not assign, delegate, or transfer all or any part of its rights or obligations without the prior written consent of IATA, which may be withheld at its discretion. Any attempted or purported assignment, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void and without effect. 

21. IATA will communicate electronically with the applicant, which also refers to the TTC Code Holder, and any notices, disclosures or other communications made on the Site will satisfy any legal communication requirements.

22. These Terms shall be governed by the laws of England, without regard for its laws governing conflicts of law and any disputes shall be brought before a competent court in the city of London, England.