TERMS, POLICIES AND CONDITIONS
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About There’s A Story
There’s A Story is a company operating as a sole proprietorship under the company name “PARASKEVI MILIARESI MONOPROSOPI EPE” established and existing under the laws of Greece. Its principal place of business is Athens, Greece.
To reserve a spot on a There’s A Story Retreat, a non-refundable booking fee of one hundred and fifty Euros (150 €) is required.
After you’ve requested a place in one of our retreats and the booking details have been emailed to you, the deposit payment must be submitted within two (2) working days in order to secure your reservation.
The full payment (due amount) must be paid in two (2) instalments. The 1st instalment, 60% of the due amount to be paid no later than sixty (60) days prior to the retreat start date and the 2nd instalment upon arrival.
The retreat prices are charged per person and DO NOT include flights.
Fykiada Retreats Cancellations
“Cancellation” is defined as not attending your scheduled retreat. “You” refers to the guest booking a There’s A Story Retreat. “We” refers to There’s A Story. It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation.
Guest Cancellation Policy
Depending on when you cancel, cancellation fees may apply.
The one hundred and fifty Euros (150 €) booking fee is non refundable.
If you cancel sixty (60) days or more before your retreat start date, you will be refunded the full retreat amount (minus your six hundred Euros (150 €) non refundable booking fee) with no cancellation fee.
If you cancel in the period between thirty (30) and sixty (60) days before the retreat start date, there’s a 50% cancellation fee of the due amount.
If you cancel thirty (30) days or less before your retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.
Due to our need to commit to accommodation and other arrangements in advance, exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason.
We do not offer credit for arriving late or leaving early.
There’s A Story Cancellation Policy
There’s A Story always caters for the best of its guests and cancelling a retreat/workshop will always be the very last option. However, if There’s A Story must cancel or change a scheduled retreat date for any reason whatsoever, you’re entitled to transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat (either scheduled or at some future time).
Alternatively you may request a refund of your applicable payment.
There’s A Story is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat, such as other accommodation, airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.
There’s A Story shall not be responsible for not fulfilling its contractual obligations to the extent that the failure to fulfill is due to events outside its control, that is, force majeure events such as acts of God, fire, flood, cancellation of flights or/and prohibition of sailing due to adverse weather conditions, war, acts of terrorism, riot, civil commotion, governmental actions (excluding regulatory change), labour disputes, and any similar events. In such force majeure events, no refund shall be granted and all payments will be credited to a scheduled retreat within one (1) year of the canceled retreat.
Reservation of Rights
We hold the right to change the premises (villa - venue) that the retreat takes place due to any emergency circumstances into an equal quality premise.
We hold the right to replace the retreat leader (Creative Writing Instructor) in case of illness, sickness or any other emergency reasons. You will be notified promptly and there is no refund in this case.
Guests must have adequate travel insurance to cover the retreat activities.
Please note, even if you have private health insurance in Greece or your respective Country of residence, it is unlikely that this insurance will cover overseas trips such as the retreats or workshops offered by There’s A Story.
It is your responsibility to organize suitable travel and health insurance. Although we strongly encourage you to do so, you acknowledge that There’s A Story is not in the business of providing insurance products and cannot be held liable if your failure to arrange suitable insurance coverage leaves you exposed, medically, financially or otherwise.
Passports, Visas and Documents
It is the responsibility of each participant to obtain a valid passport, visa(s) and necessary certificates for any country to be visited in connection with a There’s A Story retreat.
General Waiver – Limitation of Liability
You acknowledge that during a retreat your child participates voluntarily in any and all activities arranged by the retreat hosts, and insofar as legally permissible, surrender your right to any cause of action against There’s A Story arising from any loss or damage to person or property that occurs during a retreat.
You hereby agree to be responsible for your child’s welfare and accept any and all risks of delay, unanticipated events, inconvenience, illness, injury, emotional trauma or death.
You hereby certify that your child is physically fit and has not been advised to not participate, by any means or in any manner, in any such activity arranged by the retreat hosts by a qualified medical professional. You hereby certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude your participation in any and all activities arranged by the retreat hosts.
You hereby waive, release and discharge from and against any and all liability from your participation in the trip and in any and all activities arranged by the retreat hosts, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of There’s A Story and/or its employees and/or its collaborators and/or its subcontractors, for your death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to you including your trip to and from activities arranged by the retreat hosts,
You agree that this release shall be legally binding upon you personally and all members of your family.
Photo / Video Release Form
You hereby grant to There’s A Story the right and permission to use photographic material & video in which your child is featured and is taken during the course of the workshop, club or retreat. There’s A Story holds the right to use / republish / copyright, etc. this material for advertising and promotional purposes. You hereby release and discharge There’s A Story from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the photographs and video footage, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or invasion of privacy.
Disputes & Applicable Law
There’s A Story and Guests shall make every effort, so that any difference, dispute or disagreement that may arise during the conclusion, interpretation and execution of the present Terms & Conditions, as well as claims related to them, is resolved out of court, with negotiations in a spirit of good faith within reasonable time after the date of the written expression of the disagreement by any of the parties.
If a difference is not resolved in this way, competent for its judicial resolution shall be the Courts of Greece exclusively, which shall decide on any trials regarding the execution and the Greek law shall apply.
By booking into a retreat you hereby certify that you have read and fully understood the present Terms & Conditions, and you are fully aware that there is a release of liability included, you accept all Terms & Conditions and you agree of your own free will to all Terms & Conditions and applicable policies above. If you do not agree to the aforementioned Terms & Conditions, you are not permitted to participate in any There’s A Story activity.
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