Chiang Mai Photo Workshops

Liability

By attending a Chiang Mai Photo Workshop, you are accepting some risk. Your application shall serve as a release of Chiang Mai Photo Workshops liability and a complete assumption of all risks by you and your heirs, administrator, executor, successors, and assign for all family members. You will also be required to sign a standard liability release at the commencement of the workshop. By accepting our terms of service, you acknowledge that you are aware travel, wherever it may be, and by whatever means, involves some inherent risk of injury, illness, death, loss, or damage to personal property, which could 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 or other activities, or any program that Chiang Mai Photo Workshops, or their assigns, may be conducting, you are voluntarily releasing Chiang Mai Photo Workshops, 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 uknown. You acknowledge voluntarily that by traveling to areas that may be remote, foreign, mountainous, wilderness, 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, 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 (and with our approval), you must be at least 21 to attend one of our workshops. Your application signifies your full understanding and agreement that you release and hold harmless Chiang Mai Photo Workshops, it’s officers, agents, sponsors, associates, sub-contractors, 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 them 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. We reserve the rights to request a doctors statement of good health.

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.

Cancellation or Change of a Workshop

While Chiang Mai Photo 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 Chiang Mai Photo Workshops, shall be limited to the amount paid to Chiang Mai Photo Workshops for the Workshop only and shall not be extended to cover any other associated 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

If you cancel at anytime, and the workshop is ultimately sold out, 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 120 days before the workshop start date: full refund.
120-60 days before the start of the workshop: 50% refund.
Less than 60 days before the start of the workshop; 25% 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. Note that there are certain workshops where the above does not apply, and that deposits are not refundable under any circumstances.

Use of Name and Likeness

We reserve the right to take photographs and/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 Chiang Mai Photo 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.

Email

By booking a reservation with Chiang Mai Photo Workshops, participants agree to receive emails relating to Chiang Mai Photo Workshops activities and promotions from time to time, (with the option to unsubscribe at any time.)

Not Included

Air transportation and related fees; activities noted as optional in the itinerary; gratuities; passport and visa expenses; baggage/accident/cancellation insurance; personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, meals (except as indicated on the itinerary) alcoholic beverages; and any other items not specifically noted as included.

Travel Documentation

You are responsible for ensuring that you have the proper travel documents and immunizations. You should check with the respective consulate(s) or visa agencies to determine whether visas are required. Valid passports are required for international travel.

Insurance

Unless you are already covered under an existing policy, we recommend that you purchase travel insurance. 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.

Third-Party Services

You understand that we may rely upon third party tour organizers, transportation providers, hotel operators and food providers to provide the services associated with the Workshops. All tickets, coupons, reservations, etc. are subject to the terms and conditions and other policies of the third-party service provider. While we have taken great care in choosing companies and individuals we work with 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 entitled to a refund in the event of unanticipated events requiring scheduling changes. You further agree to hold us 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.