TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General

•    Payment of a deposit or full booking fee confirms you accept all the terms and conditions on this page.
•    You must be aged 18 years or over to attend a tour.
•    If you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please email us at theteam@purephotoadventures.nz.

 

Booking and Payment

  • Bookings are on a first in, first served basis.

  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 NZD is required at the time of booking.

  • The balance payment is required at least 60 days prior to the tour start date.

  • Only when full payment is received will your tour registration be guaranteed.

  • If we don’t receive full payment at least 60 days prior to the tour start date we reserve the right to cancel your booking.

  • We’re open to discussing part instalments of the balance payment; this is purely at our discretion, but please contact us if this is the only option that works for you.

  • All payments must be made via Online Bank Transfer or Paypal.​

 

Discounts

  • Repeat customer: If you’ve undertaken a tour with us before you’re entitled to a 10% discount on any upcoming advertised tour.

  • We don’t offer discounts if you choose to only attend part of the tour.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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Cancellation by you:

  • All cancellations must be made in writing to @purephotoadventures.nz.

  • If you cancel and we manage to refill your spot we’ll provide a full refund, minus the non-refundable $500 deposit.  Otherwise the following refunds will apply depending on the time of cancellation:

  • At least 100 days prior to the tour start date: full refund of any payments made, minus the non-refundable $500 deposit

  • Between 100 and 60 days prior to the tour start date: 50% refund of any payments made, minus the non-refundable $500 deposit

  • Less than 60 days prior to the tour start date: No refund.

​Cancellation by us:

  • We reserve the right cancel any tour at any time.  Some reasons we might do this include (but are not limited to): weather, guide illness, too few participants, natural disasters, and other reasons beyond our control.

  • All fees paid will be refunded or you may be offered another date or tour to choose from; this is at the discretion of @purephotoadventures.nz.

Itinerary Changes

  • Where weather conditions or forces of nature restrict or prohibit tour activities we reserve the right to alter the tour itinerary and substitute alternative activities.

  • ​We also reserve the right to change the tour itinerary should photography opportunities be better suited elsewhere for non-weather related reasons.

  • ​You acknowledge that landscape photography is subject to many variables including but not limited to environmental conditions that cannot be guaranteed.

Insurance

  • Tour fees do not include insurances for your personal circumstances (including but not limited to travel, medical, and equipment).

  • We strongly recommend you obtain:

  • travel insurance to cover you in the event of a tour cancellation by either you or us, for tour changes, or for emergencies

  • medical insurance to cover you for your own personal health needs

  • appropriate personal and third-party insurance for the cover of damage or loss of equipment and property.

  • We do not accept responsibility, liability or any expenses for insurance related costs incurred by participants in preparation for or participation in a tour.

Fitness, Health & Behaviour

  • You must assess your own level of fitness for the tour you join. ​

  • At the time of booking you need to make us aware of any medical conditions, health or fitness related issues that could affect the outcome of the tour for yourself or others.

  • Inappropriate behaviour or actions that disrupt the tour or the rights of other participants will not be tolerated. In this case the offending participant will be released from the tour with no refunds given.

 

Loan Gear

  • If you choose to use any of the photography gear supplied by @purephotoadventures.nz or our supporting partners, although it is insured you are responsible and liable for paying up to and including the excess value for any damage, breakage, loss, or theft of that gear.

 

Waiver of Liability

  • We will work incredibly hard to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience during the tour. However, because of the nature of photography and the environment we will be exploring, there will always be the potential for certain risks, unforeseen circumstances and dangers to arise, and we accept no responsibility, liability or expenses caused by these.  ​These can include but are not limited to: injury, death, illness, accident, quarantine, strike, damage or loss of equipment and property, and expenses of any nature.

  • Similarly we accept no responsibility, liability or expenses incurred due to unforeseen delays.  These can include but are not limited to: weather, natural disasters, theft, criminal activity, political disturbance, failure of transportation to arrive on time, and airline scheduling.

  • At the beginning of the tour you will need to sign a waiver confirming that you:

  • Have received a health and safety induction from us

  • Accept there are dangers involved in outdoor pursuits and photography

  • Accept delays, change of schedule, and inconvenience are possible due to unforeseen circumstances

  • Have disclosed any medical conditions that could impact your safety or the safety of other participants

  • Have the required level of fitness for the tour

  • Have the appropriate insurances for your personal items, medical needs, and travel arrangements plus any other cover required (of if you have no insurances accept those risks).

  • Carry the appropriate gear, clothing and personal items as required for the tour​

  • Voluntarily assumes all risks and will hold @purephotoadventures.nz harmless from any and all liability, actions, causes of action, claims, debts, and demands which arise in connection with the tour.

Promotion

  • During a tour we may take photographic or video records in which you may appear.  Such material may be used for promotional purposes including but not limited to our website and social media channels.

  • If you do not wish to appear in any promotional material please advise us at the time of booking.

​Privacy

 

  • We collect the personal information you have supplied during the booking process, including your name and contact details.  We collect this personal information in order to complete the booking process and to allow us to maintain our relationship with you prior to, during, and after the tour.

  • You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us.

  • Your personal information remains private with us.

DANIEL MURRAY . LEE COOK . RACH STEWART

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