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Website usage terms and conditions

Welcome to the Polypodphoto website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Polypodphoto’s relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term ‘Polypodphoto’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

      The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

·      Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

·      Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

·      This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

·      All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.

·      Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

·      From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

·      You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without Polypodphoto’s prior written consent.

·      Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Scotland and Wales.

Photography Courses & 'PhotoWalks'

Terms and Conditions of booking for Photography Courses and PhotoWalks organized and run by Polypodphoto. Courses run at or by The Guildford Institute are also subject to their own T&Cs. 

Courses and PhotoWalks booked via Hotcourses are subject to Hotcourses T&C's as published on their website. Tickets purchased through Eventbrite are subject to their T&C's.


1) Polypodphoto will endeavor to make your photography course as enjoyable as possible and will do our utmost to see that you get the best from your time with us. These T&C’s apply to all Photo Courses and PhotoWalks organized by Polypodphoto.

2) a. Fees for COURSES are to be paid in full 7 days before the course begins. If you cancel your booking within 7 days of the course date you will incur a cancellation fee of 25% unless your place can be filled. If you cancel your booking and give us notice before the final 7 days we will offer you a place on an alternative course date (subject to availability) or a full refund. If you cancel within 48 hours of the course starting we cannot make a refund.

2) b. Fees for most PhotoWalks can be paid when booking online via Hotcourses. Pre-paid tickets for some Photo Courses and PhotoWalks can be obtained from Eventbrite.

3) a. Unfortunately there are some things we cannot control, such as the weather, travel or unforeseen circumstances. If any of our outdoor courses are unable to run due to weather we will always try to run the course at an indoor location. We aim to give you 72 hours advance notice of cancellation at venue based courses but PhotoWalks may be cancelled at short notice - we will use Tweeter to advise of last minute changes.  

If the course/PhotoWalk has to be cancelled by us you will be offered the choice of another course date or a full refund; our liability will cease thereafter. We are under no obligation to provide compensation and will have no liability for consequential loss when a course is cancelled. Please note that refunds could take up to 28 days to complete.

3) b. PhotoWalks must be booked 12 hours in adavnce. If no firm bookings have been received 12 hours before the date of a PhotoWalk it may be cancelled or postponed to a later date. All PhotoWalks must be booked in advance either direct with Polypodphoto, via the Hotcourses website or by ticket from Eventbrite.

3) c. A minimum of two people are required to be booked on a PhotoWalk. Minimum attendee numbers are required for Photo Courses, this varies from course to course. 

4). Persons under 18 should book onto a course with an adult also attending as a paying course participant.

5). Only the named person(s) booked may attend a course.

6). Course participants must bring their own camera etc, we are unable to provide equipment.

7) Refreshments and meals are not included in the quoted price unless advised in the course details.

8) Photography permits will be arranged by us if required. Certain locations prohibit photography without permission and we will advise you of any restrictions.

 9) It is advisable that you have adequate insurance for your own photographic equipment, we do have public liability insurance but this will not cover your equipment. During our courses your equipment may be subject to the elements or accidental damage. We are not responsible for any damage or loss incurred to your photographic equipment or belongings whilst participating on one of our courses.

10) Some of our courses involve walking, if you have any health conditions we would suggest that you take this into account before enrolling on any of our courses.

11) Your payment of fees constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Please note that photographs may be taken of attendees during courses and walks, these photos will only be used by Polypodphoto for publicity and marketing purposes. Please advise us if you don't wish to be photographed. 

Copyright notice

This website and its content is copyright of Polypodphoto - 

© Polypodphoto 2018. All rights reserved.                                                                                    All images are  Copyright: Michael Cavendish Sleigh ©2018

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents of this website in any form is prohibited.