Neil Tapman Photography Workshop - Terms and conditions

General terms

By attending a Neil Tapman Photography workshop you are accepting certain risks. Your application shall serve as a release of our liability and a complete assumption of all risks by you and your heirs, administrator, executor, successors, and assign for all family members. By accepting our terms of service, you are acknowledging that you are aware that travel, wherever it may be, and by whatever means, involves some inherent risk of injury, illness, death, loss, or damage to personal property, which may be caused by acts of nature, negligence or actions of others.

In consideration of, and as part of the payment for your participation in a program, workshop, excursion, expeditions, other activities, or any program that Neil Tapman Photography assigns, may be conducting, you are voluntarily releasing Neil Tapman Photography or their employees, assigns, independent contractors or anyone involved thereof, from any damages, liabilities, costs, injuries whether mental or physical, known or unknown, and by participation you agree to assume all risks whether known or unknown. You acknowledge voluntarily that by travelling to areas that may be remote, foreign, mountainous, wilderness, wild rivers and may not be maintained to the standards you are accustomed and therefore may involve certain additional risks, dangers, and inconveniences including, but not limited to, terrorism, forces of nature, wild animals, hotel accommodations, airplanes, vehicles, trains, boats, roads, paths, trails, and other means of conveyance or other unknown risks. You acknowledge that medical services and facilities may not be readily available during all or part of the trip, including medical care, the presence of physicians, and medication. Neil Tapman Photography assumes no liability for medical care.

You also acknowledge that you understand that travel with a group invariably involves compromise to accommodate the diverse desires, travel goals, personalities, and physical abilities of group members. You also understand that while itineraries are carefully planned, they are not a guaranteed schedule of activities, events, or participation, but only a guideline and example. Group participants must allow for flexibility and changes deemed necessary by the program leader or professional guides. There may be situations beyond our control due to geographic, climatic, physical, or governmental restrictions that will cause further changes in timing, locations, and activities. Understanding this, you further agree that there will be no discounts or refunds for activities curtailed or otherwise affected by such circumstances.

You have assumed the responsibility to select an activity appropriate to your physical abilities and interests. You are personally responsible for being in sufficiently good health to undertake the activity. By accepting our terms of service, and by your deposit, you certify that you do not knowingly have any physical or other considerations of disability that would create a risk for you or other participants.

You will be responsible for studying all pre-trip information; for bringing all equipment, personal items, and appropriate clothing; for conforming to standards of dress and hygiene; and for acting in a manner considerate of fellow participants, locations and environments, models, and locations. We reserve the right to cancel any activity and to accept or reject any person as a member of any activity. The program, workshop, expedition, excursion, or trip leader’s judgment shall provide the ultimate determination of an individuals ability to participate in, or continue to participate in, any activity or program.

You may receive promotional items from us, such as articles of clothing, or photo accessories. There is no requirement to use these items, and you are solely responsible for their use and anything that may happen to you or your property while using these items.

Cancellation or Change of a Workshop

Neil Tapman Photography will make every attempt to operate a trip once confirmed, we do reserve the right to cancel or change a trip, at any time due to insufficient bookings and/or reasons beyond our control that might create unsafe or undesirable travel conditions for the participants. In such a case, a full and immediate refund will be issued. However, this does not cover travel costs incurred (e.g. non-refundable air tickets, visa fees if applicable, clothing, equipment, miscellaneous transportation costs, medical expenses, travel insurance premiums, etc.). We reserve the right to refuse acceptance of any participant, for any reason, at any time. We are not responsible for any additional expenses incurred by such participants.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

We understand that attending our workshops requires advance commitment, and also that things can happen in life that may require you to cancel from a workshop. Based on the cancellation date, the following apply;

Greater than 90 days before the workshop start date: full refund of any payments made minus €150 service fee.

60 day or more: 50% refund

Within 60 days of the start of the workshop: no refund.

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.

Please note: If you need to cancel your attendance to the workshop,  we will advertise the opening to others. If someone else signs up to fill your spot, we will refund you your deposit minus a €150 service fee; however, this does not guarantee a refund, as cancellations inside 60 days of the workshop are very hard to fill due to the international travel involved with this trip.

Use of Name and Likeness

We reserve the right to take photographs or videos during the operation of any workshop or part thereof and to use the resulting photography in whole or in part for promotional purposes, including, but not limited to: advertising and publicity both in print and electronic media. By booking a reservation with Neil Tapman Photography, participants agree to allow their images to be used in such photography; participants who prefer that their image not be used are asked to identify themselves to Neil or one of the team (if applicable) at the commencement of their trip.

Not Included

Flight tickets to and from the starting location, passport and visa expenses; baggage/accident/cancellation/travel insurance; personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, meals, alcoholic beverages; and any other items not specifically noted as included.

Travel Documentation

You are responsible to ensure that you have all the correct documents to enter the specific country that the workshop is taking place.

Insurance

We would recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip, please be sure to check terms and conditions carefully. Such insurance often provides coverage for losses suffered in the event of trip cancellation and interruption, travel delay, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay, medical emergencies and accidental death.

Additionally, we recommend that you take out insurance to cover your own camera gear.

Third-Party Services

You understand that we are supported by transportation providers, hotel operators and food providers to provide the services associated with the Workshops. We cannot control the actions of such third-parties and do not assume responsibility for unanticipated events that may occur, including, without limitation, travel delays, lost luggage, cancellations, overbooking, and other reservation errors. You should build some flexibility into your schedule in case we need to extend the length of the Workshop or make other reasonable scheduling changes to accommodate unanticipated events such as travel delays, lost luggage, cancellations, overbooking and other reservation errors. You will not be issued refund in the event of unanticipated events requiring scheduling changes. You further agree to hold Neil Tapman Photography harmless from and against any liability for injury, death, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity that might occur in connection with any services provided by third parties.