Terms and Conditions
Membership and workshop prices are quoted in United States Dollars unless otherwise specified. In some cases, other currencies may be accepted.
Subscription and Membership to Travel Fodder
Having membership in regards to joining the Travel Fodder website and community means 1 of 2 of the following:
- Being a free subscriber, whereby you supply your email address to become a subscriber to the Travel Fodder newsletter and gain access to subscriber tier content on the Travel Fodder website, http://www.travelfodder.com
- Being a paid member, whereby you sign up for either a monthly or yearly ongoing subscription with a valid and accepted credit card and gain access to the Travel Fodder newsletter and to paid member tier content on the Travel Fodder website, http://www.travelfodder.com
Travel Fodder Photography Workshop Deposits
All Travel Fodder workshops require a $300.00 USD deposit per participant to hold your reservation. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the program start date. If the balance remains unpaid, Travel Fodder reserves the right to treat the reservation as cancelled and to retain the deposit. Deposits and final payments can be made by credit card payments via Stripe, PayPal, or electronic bank transfer. For reservations made fewer than 60 days before the tour begin date, full payment is required at the time of reservation.
Cancellations of Website Subscriptions and Memberhips
You are free to cancel your subscription or membership at anytime. To cancel your subcription to the newsletter, you can follow the unsubscibe link in your latest newsletter or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help cancel your subscription directly.
To cancel your paid membership, you are able to do this at anytime by going to your account page and following the appropriate links to cancel your membership. Likewise, you can contact us directly at email@example.com and we can help you.
Cancellations of Travel Fodder Workshops
All cancellations must be made in writing to Travel Fodder at firstname.lastname@example.org and will become effective upon receipt. Cancellations made more than 60 days before the tour begins will result in a refund of your payment less the deposit. Cancellations made fewer than 60 days but more than 30 days before the workshop begins will result in a refund of your payment less 50% of the workshop fee. Cancellations made fewer than 30 days before the trip begins result in no refund of workshop costs paid. Upon request, we may be able to transfer all, or a portion of all payments made to another workshop.
Travel Fodder reserves the right to cancel any workshop prior to departure for any reason, including insufficient number of participants or to change itineraries and/or substitute services of equal or greater quality without prior notice. If Travel Fodder cancels the tour, participants will receive a full refund of money paid to Travel Fodder.
Travel Fodder is not responsible for any costs, including airfare, insurance or other personal expenses, incurred by participants as a result of such changes or cancellations.
No refunds are issued in the event that the participant fails to participate in any part(s) of the workshop. There will be no refunds in the event you arrive for the program late or leave early. No refunds will be given for unused hotel rooms, meals, transports, or entrance fees for any reason whatsoever.
Travel and Medical Insurance
The purchase of medical insurance, valid for the workshop location, is strongly recommended. Emergency transport, medical or hospitalization costs resulting from illness or accident during the trip are the responsibility of the person receiving such care.
The purchase of travel insurance is also strongly recommended. Travel insurance offers coverage for unforeseen events such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, medical expenses while traveling, emergency medical transportation, baggage loss, damage or delay.
If you choose not to purchase travel and medical insurance, you must indicate that decision when you submit the reservation and deposit form. In declining the purchase of travel and medical insurance, you acknowledge that you understand and accept the risks attendant to traveling without travel and medical insurance and that you have chosen not to acquire it. Travel Fodder cannot be held liable or responsible for any issues arising from not having travel and medical insurance should you decide not to purchase it.
Workshop Conditions and Accommodations
Workshop prices given are per person and based on double occupancy. A single supplement may apply for one person occupying a double room.
Workshop conditions and quality are not guaranteed, and there are many factors that can lead to undesirable conditions that are out of Travel Fodder control: ie. weather, acts of nature, disasters, security risks, travel disruptions, etc. Travel Fodder will try to do it's best to accomodate for such changes and conditions, but there are no guarantees.
Each participant is responsible for obtaining and carrying a valid passport and for obtaining the appropriate visa(s) and any other required documentation for travel to the workshop location. Passports should be valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip. Please note that obtaining a visa can take up to six weeks prior to your departure.
Travel Fodder and its representatives and affiliates are not liable for any allergic reactions you may have while attending a workshop. We often arrange lunches or dinners at restaurants or hotels, and it is your responsibility to inform us and the staff of the hotel or restaurant of any dietary restrictions or allergies that may affect you.
Be aware that access to accommodations, transportation, restaurants, and other sites we go to may differ from that of your home country. Handicap accessibility is not guaranteed. Many hotels are small, converted older buildings and may not have an elevator or ramps. Public sites may not be handicap-accessible.
Workshop participation requires a minimum level of physical stamina, such as being able to walk uphill or climb stairs. We request that each participant discuss with us any medical or physical restrictions she/he may have. Check your medical coverage to determine if you are covered while traveling away from home. And if necessary, talk with your own doctor or medical care giver for advice.
By making payment, you certify that to the best of your knowledge you are in sufficiently good health to participate in Travel Fodder workshops and that any special medical or physical conditions or dietary demands that could affect your participation in our workshops have been fully disclosed to Travel Fodder in advance.
You understand that health care facilities and services abroad may differ from those to which you are accustomed, and may be insufficient for treatment of your health conditions. Be sure to take with you an adequate supply of all necessary medications when traveling abroad.
Travel Fodder cannot guarantee the availability of special accommodations or handicap accessibility on any of our photography workshops. Contact us to discuss any condition that may affect your travel or that of other workshop participants.
Travel Fodder reserves the right to refuse or dismiss any participant whose health or actions in the sole judgment of Travel Fodder or their representatives may hinder or disrupt the workshop.
Acknowledgement of Risks and Hazards
Our photography workshop will take you to potentially dangerous situations. There will be rough terrain, slopes, tripping hazards, and wildlife hazards. You are responsible for your safety and well-being and to know your own limits when it comes to walking, climbing, and exploring.
Right to Distribute Media
You agree to grant Travel Fodder and their affiliates an irrevocable royalty-free worldwide license to use photos and videos taken during workshops in which you or your likeness may appear.
Travel Fodder has the right to reproduce, distribute, broadcast, exhibit, edit, digitize or in any other way use the Material by any means and in any form of media, whether existing now or created later, without restriction worldwide, by incorporating the Material into its website, catalogues, books, brochures, magazines or any other publications, or any informational, commercial, promotional or advertising material (henceforth known collectively as the “Works”).
You agree that Travel Fodder and affiliates are and shall be the exclusive owner of all title, rights and interest in the Material and the Works, including copyright thereof.
Disclaimers, Waiver and Release of Liability
Each individual workshop participant agrees that Travel Fodder or its representatives shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, liability or expense to person or property due to any act of default of hotel, transportation carrier, restaurant supplier or other contractor providing services to Travel Fodder and its participants.
Travel Fodder or its representatives shall not be responsible for any expense or liability due to civil unrest, labor disputes, war or threat of war, acts of terrorism, government restrictions, weather, theft, fire or illness, or any other cause beyond their control.
Travel Fodder or its representatives reserve the right to accept or refuse any person as a participant of any Travel Fodder workshop.
Travel Fodder or its representatives reserve the right to cancel any workshop prior to departure for any reason, including insufficient number of participants, or to change itineraries and/or substitute services of equal or greater quality without prior notice.
Travel Fodder coordinates workshops that involve potentially dangerous situations. Participants may be in areas where there are many potential hazards such as but not limited to slips, trips, and falls. There is also potential for locations that can be hazardous like farms, wineries, caves, and factories, city streets, and mountain areas to name a few. Some of these venues contain wild animals such as but not limited to horses, cattle, sheep, chickens, pigs, goats and bees. These animals can be dangerous. Butting, charging, spitting and biting are all possible. These animals can be unpredictable and can cause bodily harm or even death. You may also encounter insects or bugs that you may be allergic to that can cause respiratory problems, stings, swelling and even death.
As a participant on this workshop, you acknowledge that you are taking certain risks and you are voluntarily taking these risks and that you will hold harmless the officers, partners, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, assigns and affiliated organizations. You are responsible for your own safety. If you are uncertain about any activity, you may withdraw from that activity and wait in the safety of the secured venue or vehicle.
We are not responsible for your personal property and safety. Please keep a close watch over your possessions. You are responsible for your personal possessions.
You understand and agree that Travel Fodder provides photography and workshop activities, and that these activities carry inherent risks. By participating in these activities arranged by Travel Fodder, partners, affiliates, or agents, you agree to the following:
- Your participation in the workshop activities carries risks and may pose hazards and dangers. And you choose to participate voluntarily.
- These risks and hazards may result from the actions and/or negligence of Travel Fodder, partners, affiliates, or agents. The risks and hazards may also be caused by the actions and/or negligence of the other participants in the program, others, or may be the result of accidents.
- You understand that risks and dangers associated with travel, all workshop activities exist, and you assume all responsibility for any losses and/or damages, caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other conduct of Travel Fodder, its agents, partners, affiliates, or representatives, or by any other person.
You are responsible for adhering to the rules and laws of the area, region, and country while as a member of the workshop or while traveling with Travel Fodder or participating in activities arranged by Travel Fodder or any of its agents, affiliates, or partners.
The rights and privacy of fellow workshop participants must be respected while at the workshop. We reserve the right to disqualify you before or during any workshop or program if we judge your participation may compromise the safety or comfort of others.
By reserving your place in the workshop, you affirm that you understand and agree to these terms and conditions and waive and release all liability.