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These terms and conditions apply to all courses starting on or before 30th April 2010.  For all courses starting on or after 1st May alternative terms and conditions apply.

By completing and submitting a Gundog Club training course booking form for a training course that commences on or before the 30th April 2010, or paying the full price or first instalment for a Gundog Club training course that commences on or before the 30th of April 2010, you agree to the following terms and conditions of booking.

 

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING ACCEPTANCE

Booking forms: You must submit a course booking form online or by post, in order for your booking to go ahead.

The booking form must be filled in by the person who will be handling the dog during the course (or their legal guardian if under 18 years of age)  and the handler (or their legal guardian) must indicate their agreement to these terms and conditions.

Payments received without a booking form will result in a reserved place, but no details of the course location will be sent to the handler until they have filled in a booking form as well.  

 

CONFIRMATION OF ORDER /AVAILABILITY OF PLACES

1.       We will contact you to confirm your booking once we have received your full or first instalment payment and course booking form. We aim to email all those placing online bookings within two working days of receiving their payment.

      We will do our best to indicate on each course details webpage immediately a course is fully booked.  If however, the course is already full when we receive your booking, we will contact you and refund any payment you have made in full

 

NON-REFUNDABLE BOOKING FEE

Please note that  a booking fee is included in every course place purchase. The booking fee of £48 + vat (£56.40) is non-refundable, except as described below, under  the headings ‘cooling off’ and ‘cancellation by us’. 

 

METHODS OF PAYMENT

Paying in full:  You may choose to save money by paying for your course in one single payment. If you choose this option, your space will be reserved for you once we receive your cleared payment. 

Paying in two instalments: If you choose to pay in two instalments, your space will be reserved for you once we receive your cleared first instalment payment, conditional upon you paying your second instalment on time.

i) Only students that have paid both instalments in full will be provided with details of where to find their course, and be allowed to attend.

ii) Your first instalment is a non-refundable deposit, unless conditions are met under the headings 'cooling off' and 'cancellation by us'

iii) Your second instalment will fall due three weeks before the start of your course. The responsibility for making the payment deadline is yours

 

COOLING OFF PERIOD

You are entitled to a seven day 'cooling off' period following your booking to enable you to cancel if you wish. During this time you may contact us to let us know that you do not wish to continue with your booking, and we will refund your payment in full. The following conditions apply:

i) The cooling off period ends at 5pm on the seventh day following your booking. If you booked before 5pm, or at midnight on the same day if you placed your booking between 5pm and midnight UNLESS the course starts before this time, in which case the cooling-off period ends at the planned start time of the first session of the course

ii) Your booking is considered to have commenced when you make your first payment, or submit a booking form, whichever is the first.

iii) Cancellation during the cooling off period should be made in writing to 'The Training Co-ordinator, The Gundog Club, Hearn Farm, Spats Lane, Headley, Bordon, Hants GU35 8SU or by emailing admin@thegundogclub.co.uk

NON-PAYMENT

If you fail to pay your second instalment on time:  the Gundog Club may be unable to guarantee you a place on the course. In addition:

i) You will not be entitled to a refund of your first instalment payment.

ii) We may relist and resell your place.

iii) If we resell your place, or cancel the course, within 21 days of the planned start date, when you have not paid your second instalment, you will not be entitled to attend this or any alternative course without first paying the full fee again.

 

If you pay the second instalment after the due date has passed: If we have already resold the space or cancelled the course, we will attempt to find you a space on an alternative course. The following conditions will apply

i) If we cannot find an alternative that you are happy with, we will refund the second instalment in full within 7 working days of your requesting the same. 

ii) If we do not resell your space, or cancel the course, you may reinstate your booking by paying your second instalment in full before the start of the course.

iii) If this payment arrives less than 7 full working days before the course start date, we cannot guarantee that you will receive details of how and where to find your course venue in time to attend the first session.

iv) In this instance the Gundog Club cannot be held liable for you missing the first session

 

 

CANCELLATION OR POSTPONEMENT BY US

Cancellation:  We reserve the right to cancel any course  at our discretion.  Reasons for cancellation might include (but are not limited to) courses where numbers are insufficient or a trainer is indisposed.   If we cancel a course your payment including the booking fee will be refunded in full.

Postponement: We reserve the right to postpone any course  at our discretion.  Reasons for postponement might include (but are not limited to) courses where numbers are insufficient or where a trainer is indisposed.   If we postpone a course we will refund your payment (including the booking fee) in full or you may choose to keep your place on the course at the re-assigned start date.

 

CANCELLATION BY YOU AFTER THE 'COOLING OFF' PERIOD

Cancellation by you (a) customers that have paid in full in advance: Once your cooling off period has ended, if you are unable to attend the course and let us know no later than 21 days before the start date of the course, we will refund your payment, minus the non-refundable deposit of £48 + vat (£55.20).  We regret that we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations made within 21 days of the start date of a course..

Cancellation by you (b) customers that have paid both instalments of the 'easy payment option': Once your cooling off period has ended, if you are unable to attend the course and let us know no later than 21 days before the start date of the course, we will refund your second instalment payment. We regret that we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations made within 21 days of the start date of a course.

Cancellation by you (c) customers that have paid the first instalment of our Easy Payment Option only:  Customers that have paid the first instalment of our Easy Payment Option only: we regret that we are unable to offer refunds for first instalment payments, once the cooling off period has ended.

 

VIDEO AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographs taken by us: Gundog Club staff may occasionally take photographs during your classes. We reserve the right to use these photographs for publicity purposes. In each instance, we will endeavour to inform you first, however, if you do not wish photographs of yourself or your dog to be used for this purpose, please inform the Gundog Club office at the start of your course.

Photographs taken by your trainer: At the end of your course, we will ask your trainer to photograph any successful test candidates together with their dogs and rosettes. This picture may be published on our website, and sent to other publications (such as the shooting press) for them to consider printing, together with the names of the handlers and dogs, and details of the awards that the dogs achieved. If you do not wish your image to be used for this purpose, please do not stand in the photo! If you are happy for your image to be used, but do not wish your details to be printed, please inform the Gundog Club office as soon as possible. Details may be published or sent out as early as 4pm on the first working day after the picture is taken.

Photographs taken by you: If you wish to take photographs of your own, during the course, please ask permission from your trainer. Their decision is final in this matter. If permission is granted, please respect the wishes of any member of your group who does not wish to be photographed.

Copyright and reproduction: The Gundog Club expressly forbids the right to reproduce any part of our lessons in any form (e.g. on the internet, DVDs, photographs etc). Anyone suspected of filming or photographing the lessons for any purpose of publication, without the written permission of the Gundog Club management,  will be asked to leave the course.

Liability: The Gundog Club cannot be held liable for the actions of third parties, and therefore excludes to the fullest extent possible by law, any liability arising from a breach of this section headed “Video and photography” by any party.

 

DOGS

Bitches on heat are not permitted on the training courses without the written agreement of the trainer.  Such permission will only be given if all the other dogs on the course are also bitches.  Please do not book a place on a course during a period of time when you think your bitch may come into season.

Behavioural problems:  The trainer has the right to exclude from his course any dog which in the opinion of the trainer, has behavioural problems which may interfere with the classes to the detriment of other students and their dogs.  This includes but is not limited to,  dogs which are aggressive, or bark excessively, and dogs which run away (no recall). 

Health:  All dogs attending the course must be in good health and have up to date vaccinations.  The trainer may ask to see evidence of vaccination status before allowing access to his classes  Please do not bring a dog to the course which has been in contact with an infectious disease within the previous 21 days.

 

STUDENTS

Disruptive behaviour: The trainer has the right to exclude from his course any student who in the opinion of the trainer, is behaving in such a way as to interfere with the proper running of the course, or with the rights of the other students on the course to an enjoyable and educational experience. 

Health and fitness: Gundog Club training takes place on rural sites. Students need to be able to walk briskly, and may on some sites need to climb or cross obstacles such as ditches or stiles. Whilst some of our trainers may be able to accomodate the needs of students with some types of physical disability at their venue, we cannot guarantee that this will be possible on any given course.  If you have some degree of physical disability it is important that you contact us in advance of booking a course place, so that we can discuss the suitability of  your chosen location with you and your trainer. 

Risk: Students take part in Gundog Club training at their own risk.  The Gundog Club, and its Instructors are not responsible for injuries, or for damage to personal effects or clothing, sustained by students as a result of the normal physical activity involved in gundog training in rural locations. Some gundog training activities will take place away from paths and tracks, and will involve walking across uneven surfaces. In some circumstances students may get wet and muddy, and should dress accordingly.

Access to training sites and appropriate behaviour on site: The Gundog Club training usually takes place on private land. Access to this land is provided with the permission of the landowners and Gundog Club students must undertake to respect this privilege at all times.  Students  may not leave litter, damage crops, or behave in way that so as to disrupt or damage the landowner's property. Students must agree not to divulge the access details of the training site to any third party,  nor to attempt to access the training site at any time other than during an agreed training session and in the company of the Gundog Instructor with whom the course has been booked.

 

 
   
       
 

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