By attending one of our Workshops 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 workshop that Lance Kuehne Photography Workshops may be conducting, you are voluntarily releasing us, 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 traveling to areas that may be remote, mountainous, wilderness, wild rivers, remote deserts, 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, forces of nature, wild animals, hotel accommodations, vehicles, roads, walkways, 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, presence of physicians, and medication. We assume no liability for medical care. We assume no liability for dietary requirements you have.
Unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, you must be at least 18 to attend one of our workshops. Your application signifies your full understanding and agreement that you release and hold harmless Lance Kuehne Photography Workshops from any and all liability, actions, causes of actions, claims, debts, and demands of every kind whatsoever, known or unknown which may arise in connection with your participation in any activities arranged by us without limitation, all liability, actions, causes of action, claims, debts, and demands related to the negligence of said persons.
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, and locations. We reserve the right to cancel any activity and to accept or reject any person as a member of any activity. The workshop leader’s judgment shall provide the ultimate determination of an individuals ability to participate in, or continue to participate in, any activity or program.
CANCELLATION OR CHANGE OF A WORKSHOP
While Lance Kuehne Photography Workshops 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 case, a full and immediate refund will be issued. However, the financial liability of Lance Kuehne Photography Workshops shall be limited to the amount paid to us for the Workshop only and shall not be extended to cover any other associated travel costs incurred (e.g. non-refundable air tickets, 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
If you cancel from a sold-out workshop, and we are able to fill your space, we will refund you the full amount you have paid to us, no questions asked. Your refund is made within 30 days of the conclusion of the workshop. If the workshop is not sold out, the following terms apply:
Cancellation greater than 60 days before the workshop start date: full refund.
60-30 days before the start of the workshop: 50% refund.
29-15 days before the start of the workshop: 25% refund.
Within 14 days before the start of the workshop: no refund.
Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made. Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.
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 Lance Kuehne Photography Workshops, 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 their tour leader at the commencement of their trip.
No lodging or meals are included in the trip (unless otherwise indicated in the itinerary). Some reimbursement will be offered for gas on the 2 day and 7 day workshops if you are transporting other participants in the workshop.
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