Terms and Conditions
By attending Newfoundland Photo Tour experiences, 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, tour, workshop, excursion, expeditions, other activities, or any program that Newfoundland Photo Tours may be guiding, you are voluntarily releasing Newfoundland Photo Tours and 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 traveling 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, airplane, 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, the 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 19 to attend one of our tours. Your application signifies your full understanding and agreement that you release and hold harmless Newfoundland Photo Tours its 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 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, tour, workshop, expedition, excursion, or trip leader’s judgment shall provide the ultimate determination of an individual’s 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.
You understand that we rely upon third-party tour organizers, transportation providers, hotel operators, and food providers to provide the services associated with the Tours. All tickets, coupons, reservations, etc. are subject to the terms and conditions and other policies of the third-party service provider. 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 Tour 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.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellations must be made in writing by emailing us at [email protected]
We understand that attending our photo tours requires advance commitment, and that things can happen which may force you to cancel from a tour with us. Below is the cancellation date information:
- Greater than 150 days before the tour start date: full refund of any payments made.
- 150-91 days before the start of the tour: We will refund any payments made exceeding 75% of tuition.
- Within 90 days of the start of the tour: No refund.
All refunds will be made by the same method as the original payment.
No matter when you cancel if we can fill your space in the tour or workshop, we will provide a 100% refund of any payments made.
We highly recommend travel insurance which include cancellation insurance.
Cancellation or Change of a Tour
While Newfoundland Photo Tours will make every attempt to operate a trip, 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 Newfoundland Photo Tours shall be limited to the amount paid to Newfoundland Photo Tours, for the Workshops and Tours 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.
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 and coverage
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. When traveling outside of your home country, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel medical insurance to specifically cover you should the need for medical care or hospitalization be required.
Health and Fitness
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. Also, you authorize Newfoundland Photo Tours and/or its trip leader, to initiate and offer medical care in the event of a medical emergency. We reserve the right to request a doctor’s statement of good health. If, after reasonable accommodations of your physical abilities have been made, it is determined by the trip leader that your continued participation in the tour would negatively affect the rest of the group’s activities, you can be removed from the tour. Any expenses associated with you leaving the tour or workshop are yours and yours alone. We also reserve the right to determine your fitness for a trip based on new information you provide to use before a trip.
Promotional Tour Images
We reserve the right to take photographs or videos during the operation of any tour or class 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 Newfoundland Photo Tours, 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. We also reserve the right to use, in all or in part, any written reviews or behind-the-scenes photos you may provide to us in our advertising and publicity both in print and electronic media.
Air transportation and related fees (except as indicated in the itinerary); activities noted as optional in the itinerary; gratuities, unless otherwise noted on the itinerary page; 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.