Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
- The aim of these workshops is to offer as much flexibility as possible: for this reason no deposit is required at the time of booking.
- Bill Ward will send an Invoice (via Paypal) for the agreed fee once the nature and scope of the workshop has been itemised and agreed with the participant: workshops to be paid for in full one week (7 days) in advance at the latest. Failure to pay by this point may result in the cancellation of the workshop.
- Should the participant need to cancel at any point up to one full week (7 days) before the workshop, a full refund will be given. Cancellation by the participant between one week (7 days) and the workshop itself will result in a refund of 50% of the original fee.
- Bill Ward reserves the right to alter or cancel any workshop. Should either become necessary, Bill Ward will offer alternative dates, or a full refund, depending on the choice of the participant.
- The flexible nature of the Photography Workshops offered mean that the suggested scope and itinerary of each workshop agreed with each participant is provided as a guide only, and not as a contractual obligation for the exact content of the workshop.
- The participant is responsible for their own health and safety at all times. Bill Ward does not accept any responsibility for death, bodily injury, or illness to the participant (or any other person included on the booking). Any claims will be subject to English Law, and in the exclusive domain of the English Courts.
- Bill Ward does not accept liability for any loss or additional expense caused by delay or interruption to travel services through weather conditions, civil disturbance, industrial action, strikes, wars, floods, sickness or force majeure. Such losses or additional expenses are the responsibility of the participant.
- The participant is responsible for all personal injury, travel, health and equipment insurance prior to and during the workshop. The insurance should cover the loss, expenses and damages arising from, but not limited to, the cancellation of the workshop (whether whole or in part), personal accident/injury, medical/repatriation costs, loss of baggage, personal money and belongings, and all use of equipment.
- If items of equipment are loaned to the participant during the course of a workshop by Bill Ward then any loss or damage to this equipment is the responsibility of the participant, and any loss or damage must be paid for by the participant.
- Photography workshops are run in the outdoors, and require a basic level of fitness/agility. It is the participant’s responsibility to bring to the attention of Bill Ward prior to the workshop any disability or issues that may impact on their safety in the field. It is also the participant’s responsibility to inform Bill Ward at or before the booking whether it is necessary to make any special arrangements in terms of care or assistance. The workshop scope/itinerary will then be agreed in advance with the participant, to take into account any considerations which may need to be addressed. Once on the workshop, the responsibility for the health and safety of the participant remains with the participant at all times.
- Qualified medical personnel do not accompany these workshops, nor are we equipped or trained to deal with a medical emergency or to provide care and assistance in the event of an emergency. If you have any medical condition which may need emergency treatment, then you must disclose this at the time of booking so that we can make an assessment as to whether you can be safely accommodated on the workshop.
- By booking a workshop, participants acknowledge that there is always an element of risk associated with any outdoor workshop. The participant at the time of booking accepts that all individuals in the party are fit to travel and are completely aware of any risks associated with field locations and weather.
- The participant should relay any dissatisfaction with the workshop content/itinerary to the workshop leader at the time of the workshop, so that the workshop leader has an opportunity to address and immediately resolve the issue with the participant during the course of the workshop. If this is not possible, any complaint should be made in writing within 28 days of the conclusion of the workshop.
- By making a booking, the participant, and any other individuals included in the booking, agree to accept all the above terms and conditions.