Bushcraft UK Expeditions and Courses Terms and Conditions
Agreement, based on the outlined terms and conditions, arises upon fulfilment of all of the following:
a) Receipt and clearance of payment in Bushcraft UK bank account of full payment or deposit as detailed in section 2 below, and a fully completed booking form (To be sent in post).
b) The signature on the booking form is that of the client attending the course/expedition or of a legally recognised agent of the client for and on their behalf.
c) Acceptance of that booking by Bushcraft UK.
The Agreement is between Bushcraft UK and the client(s) on the booking form and is the sole agreement between those parties.
Bushcraft UK reserves the right, without need to give reason and at its discretion, to refuse a booking to any party or individual. Under such circumstances any payment made will be returned.
The agreement is governed by English law.
a) Deposits currently constitute 40% of the overall cost.
b) The balance of the fees as specified on the booking form (or Bushcraft UK web site) must be paid in full by the date specified on the booking form (or Bushcraft UK web site), or if no date is specified no later than 10 weeks prior to the expedition/course start date. If not so paid, Bushcraft UK reserves the right to treat the agreement as cancelled by the client(s). In relation to clause 3 below, bookings made within 10 weeks of expedition/course commencement must be accompanied by payment in full.
Given the preparation and pre paid expenditure by Bushcraft UK prior to any expedition/course the client must be aware of the following conditions and therefore agrees to such.
If the booking is cancelled by the client for any reason the following charges will be applied:
a) Cancellation more than 10 weeks before the course/expedition starts all funds re-reimbursed with the exception of 50% of the deposit.
b) Cancellation less than 10 weeks before course commencement will lead to forfeit of all the monies.
c) Failing to attend on an expedition/course will be deemed as a cancellation, all funds therefore will be forfeited.
d) Bushcraft UK (or the course provider) reserves the right to cancel all and any bookings without reason or notice. In this unlikely event Bushcraft UK (or the course provider) will refund all monies in full.
4. Variation of course by Bushcraft UK
By its very nature a Bushcraft expedition/course is subject to natural forces and although every effort is made to comply with the course content, Bushcraft UK reserves the right to alter the course content to match any natural variables. The client acknowledges that information provided by us is given to the best of our ability but that because of natural variables it may be necessary to change the itinerary and that in such circumstances it is not reasonable for Bushcraft UK or the hosting company to be liable for any losses as a result and that our liability is limited accordingly.
5. Client conduct
Bushcraft UK clients are expected to conduct themselves in a reasonable manner at all times and to comply with the reasonable instructions and leadership of the appointed expedition/course staff. Bushcraft UK (or the hosting staff) reserves the right to remove any client(s) from the course at the instructor/Leaders absolute discretion without recourse to repayment for that course and against the client(s) will if necessary. Circumstances that may warrant exclusion from a course includes (without limitation),:intoxication, use of non-prescription drugs, abusive behaviour, inability to meet the rigours of the course from physical or mental reasons, or through lack of appropriate equipment. If you are in any doubt about your ability to meet the rigours of the expedition/course you are advised to contact your GP before booking. For removal of any party under such conditions, Bushcraft UK (or the hosting company) will not be liable to any losses as a result and Bushcraft UK (and the hosting company) is also entitled to any reasonable costs arising from removal of said clients’ payable upon demand.
In addition, parents, guardians or those in a position of similar responsibility are to ensure the behaviour and safe control of any children to the satisfaction of Bushcraft UK (or the hosting staff)
a) Bushcraft UK will ensure that any hosting company or service provider is covered to a minimum level of £5,000,000 for Public Liability appropriate to their service being provided.
b) Individual expedition/course members who have agreed to the conditions above and partake on a Bushcraft UK expedition/course are advised to take out the appropriate holiday or travel insurance to cover themselves should they have to cancel their participation on an expedition/course due to compassionate, employment or other (without limitation) reason that is not a direct responsibility and is out of the direct control of Bushcraft UK/the service provider or hosting company.
c) No discussions will be entered into for reimbursement of any funds from Bushcraft UK (or a service providing/host company) if a client fails to take these appropriate measures.
Bushcraft UK expeditions/courses take place in the outdoors, which by its nature is never completely free from hazard. While all reasonable precautions are taken to minimise the risks all clients accept that accidents, including serious injury and death, can occur without Bushcraft UK (or the hosting company/service provider) being at fault. The client also recognises that Bushcraft UK (or the hosting company/service provider) is not responsible for any loss or damage to the personal property of the client including vehicles, money, clothing or equipment. Bushcraft UK (or the hosting company/service provider) will only accept liability for physical injury to a client that is shown to result from negligence on the part of Bushcraft UK (or the hosting company/service provider). Bushcraft UK (or the hosting company/service provider) takes no responsibility for any loss or injury occurring as a result of the client’s failure to follow instruction. Bushcraft UK (or the hosting company/service provider) also takes no responsibility for any mishap during a course from any instruction or information not given by Bushcraft UK (or the hosting company/service provider) appointed instructors or assistants.
The client also recognises that attendance at a Bushcraft UK (or hosting company/service provider) expedition/course in no way qualifies him / her to teach the course content. Bushcraft UK (the hosting company/service provider) therefore accepts no responsibility for any mishap occurring to third parties taught by attendees of any Bushcraft UK (or hosting company/service provider) expedition/course.
8. Travel Documents
The client is solely responsible, where necessary, for ensuring that he/she has all the necessary travel documents/visa’s appropriate to their expedition/course.
9. Medical conditions and fitness
The client must complete and sign a consent form prior to course commencement. Medical information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence. Fitness requirements for Bushcraft UK (hosting company/service provider) expeditions/courses are outlined in the course descriptions. Bushcraft UK (or the hosting company/service provider) cannot be held responsible for illness occurring as a result of an ongoing medical condition or poor fitness level. If you have a medical condition, Bushcraft UK advises you to seek your own doctor’s advice.
In the unlikely event that a client has cause for complaint about a Bushcraft UK expedition/course, the complaint should be made to a representative of Bushcraft UK (or hosting company/service provider) during the course in order that corrective action can be taken if necessary. If the complaint is about a member of staff then please contact the Bushcraft UK and we shall inform you of the complaints procedures so that we can take the necessary action. The client acknowledges that it is unreasonable to take no action during the course and then to complain at a later date. Should a problem not be resolved, a complaint should be made in writing within 28 days or it will not be upheld.
11. Damages and Loss of equipment
Bushcraft UK (or the hosting company/service provider) reserve the right to charge for the cost of replacement or repair of items of equipment lost or damaged during a course or expedition.
Vehicles brought on Bushcraft UK (or hosting company/service provider) courses are parked on sites designated by Bushcraft UK (or the hosting company/service provider) at the owners own risk.