Terms & Conditions

Cait Miers Photography is registered in Australia under Business Number (ABN) 38729317813. All workshops you book with us are organised and sold subject to the following conditions:

Booking and Payment
Full payment is required to secure your booking. Registrations are allocated and guaranteed only upon receipt of full payment.

Cancellation
You may cancel at any time although you will only receive part of the fee depending on how close to the workshop you cancel or if your spot can be filled with another person. No refunds will be given for withdrawal after the photo workshop begins. 

Please see below how refunds are managed in the event of cancellation:

  • Cancellations made by a student more than 4 weeks prior to a booked workshop date will receive a full refund.

  • Cancellations made by a student less than 4 weeks prior and more than 2 weeks prior to a booked workshop date will be refunded 50% of the full workshop cost already paid.

  • Cancellations made by a student within 7 days of a booked workshop date are non-refundable.

We reserve the right to alter or cancel any workshop at any time. For reasons including, but not limited to, too few participants, adverse weather, instructor illness, logistical problems such as strikes, wars, acts of God, or any other circumstances, which may make operation of the workshop inadvisable. If any workshop has to be cancelled prior to the start date of the trip all fees are refunded in full or you may choose to use the money for another date or workshop. If for some reason the workshop needs to be cancelled part way through the trip there are no refunds.

We reserve the right to cancel any photo workshop with inadequate enrolment 7 days beforehand. In the event that a workshop has to be cancelled due to inadequate enrolment, all fees and deposits paid are refunded in full or transferred to another photo workshop. There is a maximum and a minimum number of students per class. Book early to secure your place. If the minimum number of students is not achieved within 1 week of the workshop date, the workshop may be cancelled.

We are not responsible for any expenses or damages incurred by workshop members as a consequence of any cancellation, such as costs expended in preparing for the trip including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, equipment, lost income, or any other trip-related losses or expenses.

Workshop Fees
The workshop cost includes the tuition fee, on-workshop transport, food and equipment hire and usage. All other expenses are the responsibility of the participants. Not included are any airfares, airport taxes. pre and post workshop accommodation, entrance fees or items of a personal nature. Price also excludes any insurance coverage for trip cancellation or interruption, travel accident, travel delay, baggage delay or baggage theft, medical or hospitalization expenses (we recommend you obtain coverage for these items).

Insurance
You must have travel insurance, including coverage for personal health, emergency medical evacuation, emergency medical expenses, and trip cancellation, which would reimburse you for non-refundable airfare and trip cancellation fees. We cannot accept liability for insurance costs, loss of deposits, airline cancellations or delays or penalties incurred by the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets or other expenses incurred by participants in preparing for this workshop. We cannot accept liability for any insurance costs if a workshop is cancelled.

Client Responsibility
You must be in good health upon arrival to a photographic workshop and be a competent swimmer. You must have a level of fitness commensurate with your chosen workshop and you are responsible for bringing the appropriate equipment. When joining one of our workshops that involves swimming at the beach, you accept full responsibility for any injuries or death that may occur to you as a result of participating in the workshop in the ocean and the beach.

We reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any member of any workshop should such person's actions impede the operation of the workshop or the rights or welfare or enjoyment of other members of the workshop, and it is agreed that no refunds will be given in such circumstances.

It is a fundamental booking condition that you accept the hazards involved with the outdoors, including surf photography. You must acknowledge that delays and alterations and their results, such as inconvenience and discomfort, are possible where unforeseen circumstances arise. In the event of medical emergency and/or repatriation from a workshop by whatever means, the responsibility of such costs will be borne by the client. It is therefore essential that adequate cover is in place. We strongly recommend that you take out an insurance policy at the same time as booking.

Every participant voluntarily assumes all risks and will hold us, the workshop leader, any co-leader or assistants, harmless from any and all liability, actions, causes of action, claims, debts, and demands which arise in connection with the workshop. The terms hereof shall serve as a release and assumption of risk for your heirs, administrators, and executors, and for all members of my family, including any minors accompanying you.

Limitation of Liability
Payment of your booking fee represents your acceptance of all terms and conditions outlined anywhere on our website.

We aim to provide every participant with a safe, educational and enjoyable experience during the workshops. As there is always certain risks and dangers associated with photography, the outdoors and surfing, we accept no responsibility or liability for injury, death, illness, accident, losses or additional expenses associated with workshop participation. Nor do we accept responsibility for damage to equipment, property or digital data loss. Every participant must assess their own suitability, in terms of fitness and stamina, for the workshop that they join. Medical, equipment and travel insurance is your own responsibility. You must notify us of any medical condition that we should know about. We assume no liability regarding provision of medical care. All information is completely confidential.

We shall have no liability for any damages, losses, or expenses of whatever cause or nature, including those resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, detention, annoyance, weather, quarantines, strikes, civil disturbance, theft or criminal activity of any kind, government regulations, etc., over which we have no control.

We shall have no responsibility for additional expenses due to unforeseen delays caused by weather, theft or criminal activity of any kind, political disputes, acts of terrorism, strikes, sickness, failure of flights or other transportation to arrive or depart on time, and other causes beyond our control. We are not responsible for additional accommodation not specified in the workshop itineraries which may be required en route, prior to or following a trip, caused by airline scheduling or schedule changes, or by individual clients' travel arrangements or by other factors. We cannot assume any responsibility for loss or damage to baggage or personal property.

In no event shall we have any liability for incidental or consequential damages, however characterized.

We reserve the right to substitute hotels, venues and facilities, and to alter the itinerary when deemed necessary or advisable. The right is also reserved to cancel any photo workshop prior to departure upon the refund of all payments received.

We are not responsible for additional expenses incurred by workshop members in preparing for the workshop (i.e. non-refundable advance-purchase air tickets, equipment, etc.)

We reserve the right to take photographic or video records of any workshop, and may use any such records for promotional and/or commercial purposes.

Changes
All workshop schedules and plans are tentative and made in the interest of exciting photographic opportunities. We reserve the right to change, at our exclusive discretion, schedules, plans and itineraries, depending on weather, health or safety considerations, or any other factors related or not related to the photographic opportunities, as we see them fit into the workshop. As we are conducting part of the workshops at the beach, our participation in the water is subject to conditions, and we reserve the right to withhold anyone from entering the water if we deem it unsafe to do so.

While significant efforts will be made to provide the workshop in a truthful manner, all participants acknowledge that landscapes photography is subject to many variables including but not limited to environmental conditions that cannot be guaranteed.

Agreement
By submitting the booking form and/or registering for a workshop you are agreeing to all the terms and conditions listed above. The person who submits the booking form does so on behalf of all the individuals included on it, so that all are bound by the booking terms and conditions.

All information is correct at the time of publishing this page however I reserve the right to update or modify details should the need arise.

If at any time you have concerns or questions about these conditions, please contact me.