By making a booking with PhotoJourney you accept the Terms and Conditions outlined below, and the form should be signed to complete the booking.
Throughout these Terms and Conditions, please note that “our” or “ourselves”, “we”, “us” means photo Journey. “Your” or “you”, means the client making the booking.
a. A non-refundable deposit of £300 is a requirement to guarantee a place on a specific workshop holiday.
b. In conjunction with the deposit, a completed application form accepting the Terms and Conditions is also required at this stage to complete the acceptance process by us.
c. No information supplied by you will be disclosed to any other third party, not involved with the workshop holidays, by us at any stage unless required by law to do so.
d. On completion of the requirements at 1a and 1b above, a binding contract between us and you will exist.
2. PAYMENT OF BALANCE
a. The balance of the payment for any of the workshop holidays is due at least 6 calendar weeks prior to the departure date.
b. If the balance is not received on time, we reserve the right to cancel the booking at this stage.
c. Any bookings taken within 6 weeks of the departure date will require the full amount to be paid at the time of the booking.
d. Any guest accompanying the photographer but not taking part in the photographic elements of the workshop will also be expected to pay the reduced amount on the same timescales as those listed for the client.
Following the booking, full contact details, declaration of fitness, and proof of insurance will be required. This will include passport details, emergency contact, and your proposed or booked travel details for international flights. This information will be required by the hotel or other accommodation proprietors.
We guarantee that the price will not change once your booking has been accepted by us.
a. If, for whatever reason, you wish to cancel your workshop holiday with us, you must inform us in writing as soon as possible. If the cancellation happens within 6 weeks of the departure date, then all monies paid will be retained by us. If the cancellation is made before 6 weeks prior to the departure date, then only the deposit will be retained by us.
b. If, for whatever reason, you wish to postpone or alter the destination for your workshop holiday with us, all monies paid will be transferred to the new booking, unless the postponement or location change is notified to us within 6 weeks of departure; in which case the initial deposit will be retained by us, and a new new deposit will be required to secure the new booking.
c. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel your holiday, we will inform you in writing as soon as possible. You will have a choice to either withdraw from the booking or change the date to another workshop holiday as advised by us. In the instance we have to cancel your booking at any point, all monies received, including the deposit, will be repaid to you. International flights are your responsibility in this instance and do not form part of any agreement between you and us. As in any holiday of this type, it is important that your flights are adequately insured by you.
d. FORCE MAJEURE. If the workshop holiday is cancelled by us for any events outside our control (such as war, threat of war or conflict, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activity, strike, crime, or an event described by the legal term act of God (such as hurricane, flooding, earthquake, etc) before 6 weeks prior to the departure date, then all monies paid, other than the deposit will be returned. If the holiday is cancelled within 6 weeks prior to the departure date then all monies paid shall be retained by us. Again, typical holiday insurance will provide cover for you in this instance.
a. A condition of the contract between you and us is that you have sufficient and appropriate insurance to cover you for the duration of your workshop holiday with us. The insurance must cover:
1) Any loss of or damage to your personal clothing, equipment, effects or money and camera equipment.
2) Any loss, damages and expenses arising from the cancellation of the workshop holiday with us, in line with Para 5 above.
3) Personal accident, injury, medical and repatriation costs that occurs as a result of attending a workshop holiday with us.
b. You are strongly recommended to ensure that your insurance cover is in place as soon as you book your workshop holiday with us.
7. PASSPORT AND VISA
a. A valid passport is essential for all of our workshop holidays. Each passport must have sufficient validity remaining.
b. You are responsible for ensuring you have the correct visa and health certificates for your particular workshop holiday, and that you comply with the laws, rules, regulations and requirements governing each country to be visited.
c. We shall not be liable for consequences to any client should they not have the requirements in 7a and 7b above in place.
8. HOLIDAY DESCRIPTION
a. The workshop holiday will be provided as described in the brochures or on the photoJourney website. However, we reserve the right to change or amend the programme should situations require it.
b. If at any stage the workshop cannot be conducted in line with the main aims of the workshop, we shall provide alternative arrangements, at no cost to you.
You must communicate any complaint about our operation and provision of workshop holiday as soon as you can; preferably at the time of the perceived problem to the instructors on the ground who will do their very best to ensure that the complaint is dealt with to provide a satisfactory outcome. Should this not be possible, then complaints should be received in writing within 14 days of the completion of the workshop holiday.
10. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
a. The locations we visit and the activities we undertake may be in environments that are alien to you. In the interests of safety, you are required to undertake all activities responsibly and with due regard for the requirements as briefed by the instructors, or hotel/ accommodation staff. By signing these Terms and Conditions, you also indemnify us from any loss and/or damage arising from any act of default on your part.
b. You must also inform us before departure if you haves any known medical condition, allergy or other concern that might affect your ability to complete the workshop holiday, or require treatment in country. By signing these Terms and Conditions you are confirming that you are medically fit to undertake the workshop holiday that we provide.
c. We are not responsible for any penalty or fine you occur for any reason that results from failure to comply with our instructions in country. Although we do our utmost to ensure safety on our workshops, we do not accept responsibility for bodily injury, illness or death caused to you whilst you are partaking our workshop holidays.
d. Through payment of the deposit and by signing these Terms and Conditions means that you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.