Art of Seeing, LLC Terms and Condtions
By attending an Art of Seeing Workshop, Tour or other Event (collectively referred to herein as “workshop”) you are accepting certain risks. By registering for a workshop, you are acknowledging that you are aware that participation in these activities involves some inherent risk of injury, illness, death, loss, or damage to personal property, which may be caused by acts of nature or actions of others. You agree to completely assume all such risks and release Art of Seeing, LLC and Ken Lee from all claims of loss or liability arising from participation in the workshop.
In consideration of, and as part of the payment for your participation in a workshop that Ken Lee and Art of Seeing, LLC, or their assigns, may be conducting, you agree to release Ken Lee and Art of Seeing, LLC, 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 that by traveling to areas that may be remote, foreign, mountainous, wilderness, wild rivers, remote deserts, and may not be developed or 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, 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 21 to attend one of our workshops. Your registration signifies your full understanding and agreement that you release and hold harmless Ken Lee and Art of Seeing, LLC, 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 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. We reserve the rights to request a doctor’s statement of good health.
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, 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 agree to have any claim, controversy, or dispute relating to the enforcement or interpretation of this document or arising or relating to your registration, participation, or attendance at a Art of Seeing Workshop, submitted to binding arbitration under the rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall take place in Los Angeles, California. You hereby waive your right to bring an action before a judge or jury in any court and you understand that you have given up your rights to discovery and appeal. Any award rendered in any arbitration may be made a judgment by any court of competent jurisdiction. You understand that if you refuse to submit to arbitration after agreeing to this provision, you may be compelled to arbitrate under the authority of the California Code of Civil Procedure.
Cancellation or Change of a Workshop
While Art of Seeing, LLC will make every attempt to operate a trip once confirmed, 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 Art of Seeing, LLC shall be limited to the amount paid to Art of Seeing, LLC for the Workshop 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. For workshops outside of the US, tuition may be adjusted after you have signed up, based on local currency fluctuation.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
We understand that attending our workshops requires advance commitment, and also that things can happen in life that may require you to cancel from a workshop. Based on the cancellation date, the following apply:
Greater than 150 days before the workshop start date: full refund of any payments made.
150-91 days before the start of the workshop: 50% refund of any payments made.
90-61 days before the start of the workshop: 25% refund of any payments made.
Within 60 days of the start of the workshop: no refund.
Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.
Note that there are some non-refundable workshops for which the above terms do not apply, and for these workshops we do not offer a refund of any payments made under any circumstances. This will always be noted clearly in the workshop description as “Payments for this workshop are non-refundable under any circumstances, our other Terms and Conditions apply.”
Payments made for private workshops that you arrange with us are not refundable.
Use of Name and Likeness
We reserve the right to take photographs or videos during the operation of any workshop or 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 Art of Seeing, LLC, participants agree to allow their images to be used for such purposes; participants who prefer that their image not be used must identify themselves to the tour leader at the commencement of their trip.
International Travel Documentation
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.
We strongly encourage and 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.
You understand that we rely upon third party tour organizers, transportation providers, hotel operators and food providers to provide the services associated with the Workshops. 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 Workshop 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.