As an individual travel agent, you may choose to opt-in to this rewards program (effective December 14, 2017) to receive American Airlines AAdvantage® miles for your bookings (the "Agent Rewards Program"). By opting-in to the Agent Rewards Program, you may earn up to 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles per year. Additionally, you have the ability to earn more than 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles per year if you are a legal resident of the United States and you submit a Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") Form W-9 ( Download W-9 Opens in a new window ) containing your social security number to American Airlines Vacations, for income tax reporting purposes.
As a voluntary participant in this Agent Rewards Program, be advised that American Airlines Vacations may award you American Airlines AAdvantage® miles, at its discretion, based upon your bookings and that any such award generally will be a taxable transaction for U.S. federal income tax purposes and may also be taxable under applicable state, local and other tax laws. In certain situations, such as when the total retail value of the American Airlines AAdvantage® miles awarded to you under this Agent Rewards Program are $600 or more United States dollars in any single tax year, American Airlines Vacations will provide to the IRS and to you, a Form 1099 (or other tax information or form(s), as necessary) concerning the retail value of such American Airlines AAdvantage® miles. For additional information regarding the approximate retail value of any American Airlines AAdvantage® miles awarded to you under this Agent Rewards Program, please contact the American Airlines Vacations travel agent support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consult with your tax advisor for any questions concerning taxes for awards received.
In addition, in the event you provide American Airlines Vacations with your social security number under this Agent Rewards Program by submitting an IRS Form W9 to us, we will treat your social security number as confidential and will maintain its security by using reasonable technical, administrative, and physical measures to protect it. In such an event, American Airlines Vacations and its affiliates may have access to your social security number. Your social security number will be used in connection with the Agent Rewards Program and related processes. Your social security number will also be used and disclosed as necessary to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
While American Airlines Vacations takes reasonable steps to safeguard and to prevent unauthorized access to your private information, we cannot be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorized access, and we make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent unauthorized access to your private information. In addition, while American Airlines Vacations takes reasonable steps to make available or otherwise provide certain tax information or forms to the extent required by law, we are not responsible for your tax liability or your compliance with any relevant tax laws or other tax obligations, and we make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will make available or otherwise provide any such tax information or forms.
IN NO EVENT SHALL AMERICAN AIRLINES VACATIONS OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (WHETHER CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, (i) YOUR TAX LIABILITY OR YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH ANY RELEVANT TAX LAWS OR OTHER TAX OBLIGATIONS OR (ii) AMERICAN AIRLINES'S ACTS OR OMISSIONS RELATED TO MAKING AVAILABLE OR OTHERWISE PROVIDING (A) YOU WITH ANY TAX INFORMATION OR FORMS OR (B) THE IRS WITH ANY TAX INFORMATION OR FORMS PERTAINING TO YOU, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED ON CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT OR OTHER THEORIES OF LIABILITY, AND ALSO REGARDLESS OF WHETHER AMERICAN AIRLINES VACATIONS WAS GIVEN ACTUAL OR CONSTRUCTIVE NOTICE THAT DAMAGES WERE POSSIBLE.
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