Terms & Conditions

Aaron Dowling Photography Ltd – BN 710 554 890

These terms and conditions relate to the photography workshops organised by Aaron Dowling Photography Ltd, BN 710 554 890, trading as Aaron Dowling Photography, and run by Aaron Dowling and Tiffany Dowling, the workshop leaders. The itinerary is subject to change to accommodate local conditions and opportunities. You will also need to add in your own travel to the tour starting destination. 

PRICE:
Tour pricing, deposit requirements, and interim payments are detailed for each tour on our website. The price includes photographic tuition, workshops, all ground transportation, all accommodation as detailed in the tour itinerary. Park passes are also included (not half and day tours), and any other activity detailed in the inclusions on the tour webpage. Meals are also included where detailed in the interary, and provided by restaurants and / or hotels. 

RESERVATIONS:
Bookings can be made on the Aaron Dowling Photography website at www.aarondowlingphotography.com or you can email Aaron at aarondowling@aarondowlingphotography.com, or call Aaron on +1 403 493 9532. Tour participants are limited to the number detailed on our website plus the tour guides and any drivers or additional guides required. Trip spaces will be confirmed in order of receipt and upon payment of deposit. Accommodation will be in clean 3 or more star hotels / motels.

PAYMENT: 
To confirm your trip place, payment of the deposit is required at time of booking and may be made by Direct Deposit or through our Paypal Account (2.5% surcharge for credit card payments). Once your reservation has been confirmed, payment of the trip fee balance will be required as detailed for the specific tour on our website. We regret that personal or bank cheques are not accepted. We reserve the right to cancel your booking if payment is not received when due, wherein the Cancellations and Refunds clause, listed below, shall come into effect.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:
Should you wish to cancel your booking, you must advise us in writing (email is fine). If the tour is cancelled by Aaron Dowling Photography for any reason a full refund of any payments made will be given. If you decide to cancel your attendance on the photography tour no refunds will be offered. In the event of extraordinary circumstances refunds may be offered by Aaron Dowling Photography on a case by case basis.  

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS:
The tour is designed to be suitable for people of all ages in good health and moderate fitness. While activities are not strenuous, on some trips we will be walking on clearly marked trails in wilderness areas, including alpine regions (not hiking), which involve uphill walks and uneven ground under possible cold/icy conditions. Although it’s not possible to predict weather we wll advise in the tour information provided closer to the tour, the type of weather we can expect and recommended clothing. It will be necessary to carry your

own camera equipment, extra clothing, food and water for all activities. Should you have any concerns about your own capabilities and/or fitness in relation to a particular trip, please discuss this with us before any excursions. You are required to disclose any medical or physical condition that you have which could create a risk for you or any other participants. We assume no responsibility for medical care nor guarantee to meet any special dietary requirements.

Being in the Canadian Wilderness there is a possibility of encountering wildlife such as: Bears, Cougars, Moose, Elk and other wild animals. Aaron Dowling Photography will give a briefing at the beginning of the tour and reminders throughout the tour on what do to prevent encounters or in the event of encountering wildlife while in the field, although the likelihood of such an encounter is low.

INSURANCE: 
Personal health insurance is mandatory for all participants and their equipment and personal belongings as no insurance is included in the trip fees. 

RESPONSIBILITY:
The responsibility of Aaron Dowling Photography Ltd is strictly limited. As a workshop operator, Aaron Dowling Photography Ltd may organise, promote, and sell programs consisting of services that it purchases from various suppliers. Aaron Dowling Photography Ltd does not own or operate any of these suppliers and as such is not responsible for any negligent or wilful act or failure or omission of any supplier. By taking part in the workshop, you agree that Aaron Dowling Photography Ltd shall not be liable for the above failings. Aaron Dowling Photography Ltd cannot accept responsibility for losses or extra expenses caused by, but not limited to, delay or changes in any transportation services, weather, illness, injury, strike, quarantine or other causes. All such losses or expenses will be the sole responsibility of the participant. Aaron Dowling Photography Ltd reserves the right to cancel any workshop prior to commencement, whereupon paid funds will be refunded in full, but is not liable for any other trip preparation expenses such as, but not limited to, air ticket penalties, visa fees and medical treatments. Aaron Dowling Photography Ltd reserves the right to substitute accommodations (if any) of similar category for those indicated and to make any changes in the itinerary or transport where deemed necessary. Where weather conditions or forces of nature restrict or prohibit workshop activities, it reserves the right to alter the trip program and substitute alternative activities. Prior to commencement of any workshop the Acceptance of Risk Release form is a term of sale. The Acceptance of Risk release must be agreed to by each participant prior to the commencement of the workshop. No alterations to the Acceptance of Risk Release will be accepted. If a participant attends a workshop without signing an Acceptance of Risk Release, their attendance confirms their acceptance of all parts of these Terms and Conditions, and the Acceptance of Risk Release. These Terms and Conditions, and the Acceptance of Risk release, shall be governed in all respects by and interpreted in accordance with the law within Alberta, Canada. That’s it! Any special requests, please let us know beforehand!

RISK RELEASE FORM – Tours Operated by Aaron Dowling Photography Ltd

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There may be hazards on this workshop and you must follow the instructions of your workshop leaders. Please let your workshop leaders know immediately if you identify hazards. Aaron Dowling Photography Ltd reserves the right to withdraw any person who in its opinion is likely to endanger themselves or others. Aaron Dowling Photography Ltd also reserves the right to cancel the workshop if hazards could compromise the safety of any person. Aaron Dowling Photography Ltd assumes no responsibility for any personal loss, damage or injury.

By checking this box, I acknowledge that I have read and understood the above safety terms and risk release. Also that I have read and understood the terms and conditions for the workshop and I assume responsibly for myself and my possessions during the workshop. Check one box only.

Choose One Option: I give Aaron Dowling Photography permission to use photos taken on the workshop that include me and / or use written quotes made or provided by me on their website and in promotional material.

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