1 - A deposit of £50 per person is required at the time of booking and must be sent with the completed booking form.
2 - The balance of the money is due 2 weeks prior to the date of the Photography Course. If this last payment does not reach us by the date specified, Philip Dunn reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled and retain the deposit.
3 - If a holiday booking is made 2 weeks or less before the date of the Photography Course the full amount is payable at the time of booking.
4 - Receipt of a deposit does not imply acceptance of a booking. Philip Dunn will confirm acceptance of your booking in writing/email.
5 - Cancellation must be made in writing. The date the letter/email is received by us before departure date determines the cancellation charges applicable. If you cancel the Photography Course within 14 days of the date of the course, no refund can be given. If the cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy you may be able to reclaim these charges.
6 - The very nature of the Photography Courses offered requires flexibility by all parties and must allow for alternatives because of weather/local conditions etc. For this reason the outline itinerary and course description must be taken as an indication of what may take place on the course, and not as a contractual obligation.
7 - In the unlikely event that Philip Dunn is unable to attend due to illness or other circumstances beyond his control, Philip Dunn will first try to find an suitably qualified replacement tutor/leader. If this proves impossible, the course may be cancelled and all money paid to Philip Dunn will be reimbursed.
8 - If a Photography Course is cancelled for reasons stated in No7, Philip Dunn can not accept responsibility for any consequential loss to you however that loss is incurred.
9 - Philip Dunn reserves the right to change any of the prices, service or other particulars contained on the Photoactive website at any time. If this happens he will inform you immediately and give you the opportunity to cancel any contract between you and him.
10 - Philip Dunn 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 passenger. Force majeure represents unusual and unforeseeable circumstances such as war or the threat of war, riots, terrorist activity, civil strife, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood or adverse weather conditions.
11 - All participants must be physically and mentally fit for the proposed activities before arrival. If you have any doubts about this, please ask beforehand. Any medical conditions that may affect the running of the Photography Course should be mentioned on the booking form. Some Photography Courses may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions.
12 - The very nature of a Photography Course means you may be visiting a wide variety of outdoor and indoor locations. Some of these may entail an element of risk (busy streets, river banks, working harbours for instance) and, whilst every possible effort is made to ensure your safety, it is up to you to use your own judgement and sense in order to ensure your personal safety.
13 - All clients must sign a disclaim form stating that they take full responsibility for their own personal actions and risks during the course.
14 - Philip Dunn does not accept responsibility or liability for death, bodily injury or illness caused to the client or any other person included on the booking form. Any claims shall be subject to Scottish law in respect of any question of liability or quantum.
15 - Your own insurance policy must cover the eventuality of accident/illness/death and any repatriation costs.
16 - Philip Dunn reserves the right to change or cancel a Photography Course if the required minimum number of six students is not reached. If the minimum number of bookings required to run a course is not met, and if Philip Dunn has to cancel a course for this reason, he will not do so less than 14 days prior to the date of the course. If a course is cancelled for this reason all money paid to Philip Dunn, including your deposit, will be refunded, otherwise the deposit is non-refundable.
17 – Any refund payments will be limited to the total amounts paid to Philip Dunn. Philip Dunn can not be liable for any consequential loss of any kind however that loss is incurred.
18 - For the benefit and protection of the client, and in compliance with the Package Tours Regulations 1992, Philip Dunn has deposited a Reserve Fund in a Bonded Account with Lloyds Bank. This Bonded Reserve Fund is guaranteed by Letter and Reference from Lloyds that it is more than sufficient to repay any monies paid to him by clients booked on his holidays and Weekend Courses. In the highly unlikely event that he should suffer financial difficulties, this bonded Fund will be made available for the purpose of repaying those creditors.
19 - You must communicate any perceived failure in the performance of this contract at the time to us and give us the opportunity to arrive at a satisfactory solution.
20 – All information and advice given by Philip Dunn is given in good faith.
21 - By signing (or submitting the booking form online), you are agreeing to accept all these conditions. The person who signs the booking form does so on behalf of all the individuals included on it, so that all are bound by the booking conditions.