Terms and Conditions relating to workshop/tour/tuition bookings:
- Lizzie Shepherd Photography: shall mean Lizzie Shepherd
- the Client: shall mean the person or persons listed in the Booking Form under such prefix
- the Fee: shall mean the fee listed in the Booking Form for the purposes of the Client(s) attending the Workshop and including any applicable VAT
- the Dates: shall mean the date(s) listed in the Booking Form in respect of the commencement and termination date of the Workshop
- the Deposit: shall mean the sum listed on the Booking Form
- the Booking Form: shall mean the form attached to these terms and conditions
- the Workshop: shall mean any place, event or location together with such other details as may be recorded on the Booking Form to include accommodation and all tuition from Lizzie Shepherd and any associated photographic tutor during the Dates.
The Booking Form and these Terms and Conditions shall form the entire agreement between the parties save for any variations agreed in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and no variation or modification shall be effective unless accepted by Lizzie Shepherd in writing.
A Deposit is required when the client signs and returns the Booking Form in order to reserve a place on the Workshop for the requested Dates. The Deposit will apply towards the Fee payable for the Workshop requested by the Client.
The balance of the Fee must be paid for or on behalf of the Client no later than 28 days prior to the Dates. The Client shall always remain the persons liable to Lizzie Shepherd Photography for the Fee and irrespective of any third party who may in whole or in part pay any element of the Fee on behalf of the Client. Any bank or Paypal charges incurred due to returned cheques or Paypal fees will be debited to the Client and payable in addition to the Fee.
In the event of the Client cancelling the Workshop, Lizzie Shepherd Photography reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee in accordance with the following scale:
- the Deposit may be returned if cancellation takes place more than 3 months prior to the Dates
- 100% of the deposit will be retained if cancellation takes place less than 3 months prior to the Dates
- 100% of the Workshop Fee will be retained if cancellation takes place within 28 days of the Workshop.
In the event that the Client wishes to cancel a Workshop and attend a similarly priced alternative, then at the absolute discretion of Lizzie Shepherd Photography, and subject to availability, the Deposit may be applied to any alternative Dates for the Workshop, subject to an administration fee of £35, and this revised date shall be deemed to be the new Dates for the purposes of these terms and conditions.
WEATHER AND OTHER ADVERSE CIRCUMSTANCES
Weather permitting the Workshop will take place in and around the locations described in the Booking Form. In the event of any adverse circumstances or inclement weather Lizzie Shepherd Photography, in co-operation with all the Clients attending the Workshop, will make the necessary changes to the Workshop schedule, taking into consideration health and safety risk assessments of any relevant situation and will take all reasonable steps to provide the Workshop within the Dates. If the Workshop is a one day event only - should the weather be so bad as to prevent the workshop taking place, Lizzie Shepherd Photography cannot be held responsible for the lack of photographic coverage caused by any adverse weather or other adverse circumstances that may restrict access to outdoor locations.
Lizzie Shepherd Photography cannot be held responsible for the lack of photographic coverage caused by any restrictions in force by officials of any location where the Workshop is due to take place. Lizzie Shepherd Photography does not guarantee any specific photographs to include any specific person background, location, props, or arrangement, although every effort will be made to deliver the Workshop in accordance with the Booking Form.
SCOPE OF THE WORKSHOP
Lizzie Shepherd Photography will take all reasonable steps to ensure the Clients remain together as a group for the purposes of safety and the running of the Workshop as a group activity. Provided the Client remains within proximity to the Tour Leader (and not out of sight) the Client shall remain a part of the Workshop. Where the Client decides to move away from the Tour Leader they will no longer fall within the scope of the Workshop and they will be entirely responsible for themselves, their actions and their own safety.
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
The Fee does not cover any costs associated with the Workshop beyond accommodation and inclusive transport and all photographic tuition during the Workshop. All other costs and expenses associated with attending the Workshop are the responsibility of the Client.
Whilst every care is taken to provide the Workshop on the Dates, it is subject to alteration or cancellation by Lizzie Shepherd Photography owing to any cause/s beyond its reasonable control, i.e Act of God, Fire, War, Road closure, illness etc.
CANCELLATION BY LIZZIE SHEPHERD PHOTOGRAPHY
In the event of cancellation by Lizzie Shepherd Photography, Lizzie Shepherd Photography’s liability shall be limited to a full refund of any sums paid by the Client in respect of the Workshop. A rearrangement onto a future Workshop can be arranged free of charge. Lizzie Shepherd Photography will not be responsible for any further costs, losses, claims or actions howsoever arising and the Client hereby indemnifies Lizzie Shepherd Photography against same.
ILLNESS AND NON ATTENDANCE
Lizzie Shepherd Photography will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the agreed number of photographers are available for each Workshop; however, in the unlikely event that one cannot attend to undertake the Workshop, the Workshop may proceed with one photographer and without reduction of the Fee.
This agreement shall in all respects be governed by the law of England and Wales and the parties hereto submit to this jurisdiction.
The Client is hereby accepts sole responsibility to take out suitable insurance policy cover for any claims, expenses, losses, injuries, death, belongings, equipment, cancellation for any reason, any event or matter relating to or dependent upon the Workshop or actions of any kind arising in connection with (but without limitation) to the Workshop.
Lizzie Shepherd Photography does not accept any liability for personal injury, accidents or losses of any kind whatsoever, and however caused, during the course of the Workshop and the client hereby indemnifies Lizzie Shepherd Photography against any claims, costs, losses or demands howsoever arising in this respect.
In signing the Booking Form the Client hereby agrees and confirms that they have read and understood the content, meaning and effect of these Terms and Conditions and acknowledges that they have been afforded the opportunity of seeking their own separate and independent legal advice prior to their signing hereto.