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YOUR AGREEMENT WITH  St. Louis School of Imaging, LLC.

d/b/a St. Louis School of Photography

 

By reserving a spot on our site reservation system, you agree to the following terms and conditions: The St. Louis School of Photography (“we” or “us”) arranges the trip/tours/events described or named in our reservation form (the “Tour”).

 

  1. Reservations and Payment: A deposit or payment of the amount paid per person and a completed reservation form are required to reserve space on the Tour. Upon receipt of the form and your deposit, we will confirm your trip in writing; however, we reserve the right to decline to accept any prospective participant. Final payment is due according to our website. If we do not receive full payment by that date, we may cancel your reservation and retain your deposit.

  2. Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to cover all non-refundable trip expenses and a medical evacuation policy. If you decline, you will personally assume full responsibility for any financial loss associated with your travel arrangements, and you could lose your travel investment and/or have to pay more money to correct the situation. For example, you will suffer a loss if: (i) your flight has been cancelled and Tour is nonrefundable; (ii) you need to cancel your trip due to illness; (iii) a hurricane, volcano or earthquake occurs while traveling and you are stranded; (iv) your cruise line, airline, or tour operator files for bankruptcy, unless you have paid by credit card; (v) a terrorist incident occurs at the destination you planned on visiting; (vi) you have a medical emergency and need medical attention or evacuation; (vii) your bags are lost and your medication is in them, and you need to have an emergency prescription filled; or (viii) your passport and wallet are stolen, and you need emergency cash and a replacement passport

  3. Cancellation by You: If you choose to cancel your reservation, we must receive written notice of said cancellation either via certified mail, overnight courier, or e-mail sent to (with a confirmation of receipt from us). The following cancellation and rescheduling fees apply: If we receive written notice or more days prior to the Tour start date, we will retain the deposit. If we receive written notice 20 days prior to the Tour start date, you will incur a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the payment price for the Tour. If we receive written notice 7 days or fewer prior to the Tour start date, or if you are a no-show, you will incur a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the payment price for the Tour. If you prefer to reschedule your tour, there is a 30% rescheduling fee. If a flight or other delay for any reason prevents you from joining the Tour on the Tour start date, you will be considered a no-show, and we cannot provide a full or partial refund or credit toward a future Tour, but you may join the Tour late if you wish.

  4. Refunds if reimbursed by suppliers:  We reserve the right to postpone the Tour to a later date for inadequate participation or for reasons beyond our control including any event named in the Risks of Travel section below. You may decline to participate in the postponed Tour, in which case we will refund to you, within 90 days after you notify us of your decision, any refunds that we receive from our suppliers during the 90-day period 

  5. The postponed Tour will be subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement. Except as set forth in this Section 4, we will not be liable for any other costs, damages, or refunds of any kind for any loss, delay, inconvenience, disappointment, or expense whatsoever.

  6.  If, for reasons beyond our control including any event named in the Risks of Travel section below, a Tour in progress must be interrupted or cancelled, we will refund to you, within 90 days after you notify us of your decision, any refunds that we receive from our suppliers during the 90-day period after the end of the Tour.

  7. Agent for Suppliers: We act as a sales agent for any airline, hotel, car-rental company, tour operator, cruise line, bus operator, or other service provider named in your itinerary or confirmation (“Suppliers”). We are not responsible for the acts or omissions of the Suppliers or their failure to adhere to their own schedules, provide services or refunds, financial default, or failure to honor future trip credits. We have no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the Suppliers and no liability for recommending a trip credit in lieu of a refund.

  8. Risks of Travel and Release: We assume no responsibility for and shall not be liable for the acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under our control or any acts of God, unsafe conditions, terrorism, health hazards including pandemics, illness, weather hazards, or the suitability for a disabled person of any portion of any trip. We have no special knowledge of dangers during travel or at destinations. For information related to such dangers, we recommend going to the State Department travel website at www.travel.state.gov, click on "Find International travel Information” then click on "Country Information", and fill in the name of the destination country. For medical and health information, we recommend going to the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/travel, then click on “Destinations” and scroll to the name of the destination country. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY ASSUME ALL OF THESE RISKS AND DANGERS, AND YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY AGREE TO FOREVER RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD US, AND OUR AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, ASSOCIATES, AFFILIATED COMPANIES, GUIDES, GROUP LEADERS, AND SUBCONTRACTORS HARMLESS AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTIONS, SUITS, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS OF ANY AND EVERY KIND AND NATURE WHATSOEVER WHICH YOU NOW HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREAFTER ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE TOUR OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY ACTIVITIES IN WHICH YOU PARTICIPATE. 8. Foreign Entry Rules: You assume full and complete responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination and your connecting points, and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination. Many countries require your passport to be valid for six months or more after your date of entry. Some countries will not admit persons convicted of a crime. Some countries require both parents’ consent for minors to travel.  Additionally, we reserve the right to change some of the location we may visit.  This is at the sole discretion of the tour leader for any reason he/she see fit.

  9. Price Increases: Travel arrangements involving airline and cruise components are subject to Suppliers’ supplemental price increases that may be imposed by the supplier and/or government, even after you have completed your purchase. You hereby consent to any such price increases and authorize your credit or debit card to be used for them. Suppliers have their own contracts covering cancellation penalties and other terms and conditions, and you may be bound by those contracts regardless of whether you receive notice of their terms. 10. Credit Card Merchant: We are the merchant on your credit card transaction. Please bear in mind that our services consist of facilitating the sale and paying the Suppliers. If a Supplier does not provide the service or ceases operations, your recourse is against the Supplier, not us. You agree not to initiate a chargeback against us or a refund request that is not authorized by this agreement and to pay any and all legal fees incurred by us in disputing any such claim for refund. 

  10. Travelers Needing Special Assistance: We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the needs of our travelers; however, travelers needing special assistance for their personal needs must notify us at the time of booking for a determination of what assistance we can reasonably provide. In cases where we cannot accommodate a traveler's special needs, persons requiring this assistance must be accompanied by a companion who will be responsible for independently providing the needed assistance. We regret that we cannot provide special individual assistance to travelers with special needs for ordinary daily activities, such as walking, dining, etc. and other special needs. In no instance will we or our Suppliers physically lift or assist participants on to or off transportation vehicles 

  11. Medical Proxy: If you are unable to authorize your own medical attention and treatment, you authorize us or our subcontractors or agents to authorize medical attention and treatment on your behalf. You agree to hold harmless and release us or them from any liability for medical attention authorized by us or them on your behalf. We assume no liability regarding provision of medical care or evacuation services. Any of our staff or subcontractors who may provide or seek emergency medical care on your behalf may not have had formal medical or first aid training and are acting only as a good Samaritan

  12. Claims Deadline and Exclusive Jurisdiction: You agree to present any claims against us within 30 days after your trip ends and to file suit within one year of the incident, and you acknowledge that this expressly limits the applicable statute of limitations to one year. You agree that the courts in [county name, state name] will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or us, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of those courts.

EVERY FAMILY OR PARTY MEMBER OVER 18 MUST SIGN.

 

Signature of person/guardian: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­___________________________________  

 

Print Name: _________________________________  If under 18 Name:__________________________

 

Date: ________________________________________

 

Phone number: _______________________________

 

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