Standard Terms and conditions
In this document the following words shall have the following meanings:
“Agreement” means these Terms and Conditions together with the terms of any applicable Quotation Document
“Customer” means the organisation or person who purchases goods and services from Jo Wilson at Conversational Freedom
“Delegate” means the organisation or person who purchases goods and services from Jo Wilson at Conversational Freedom
“Intellectual Property Rights” means all patents, registered and unregistered designs, copyright, trademarks, know-how and all other forms of intellectual property wherever in the world enforceable
“Quotation” means a statement of work, quotation or other similar document describing the goods and services to be provided by the supplier;
“Supplier” means Jo Wilson at Conversational Freedom. Jo Wilson is also a Director of Beyond Training Solutions Ltd and invoices may be raised under the name Beyond Training Solutions Ltd.
These Terms and Conditions shall apply to all contracts for the supply of goods and services by the Supplier to the Customer.
- ONE TO ONE OR COUPLES COACHING AGREEMENT
1.1 Coaching shall be provided by Jo Wilson.
1.2 Jo may also supervise other coaches supplying services if agreed by the customer.
1.3 The customer must understandand accept that the coaching services they will be receiving are not offered as a substitute for professional mental health care or medical care and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any mental health or medical conditions. The customer must also understand that their Coach is not acting as a mental health counsellor or a medical professional. Coaching is not a substitute for counselling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care or substance abuse treatment.
1.4 The customer must understand and accept that they are fully responsible for their own well-being during coaching sessions, and subsequently.
1.5 All comments and ideas offered in a coaching session are solely for the purpose of aiding the customer in achieving the defined goals they create with the supplier. The customer has the ability to give their informed consent, and hereby give such consent to the supplier to assist them in achieving such goals and understand that results are not guaranteed.
1.6 The customer must understand that the supplier will protect their information as confidential unless I state otherwise in writing. If the customer report child, elder abuse or neglect or threaten to harm themselves or someone else, they understand that necessary actions will be taken and their confidentiality agreement limited in this capacity. Furthermore, if the supplier is ordered by a court to provide information or to testify, she will do so to the extent the law requires.
1.7 The customer releases, waives, acquits and forever discharges the supplier, any agents, successors, assigns, personal representatives, executors, heirs and employees from every claim, suit action, demand or right to compensation for damages the customer may claim to have or that they may have arising out of acts or omissions by themselves or the supplier as a result of the advice given by the supplier or otherwise resulting from the coaching relationship contemplated by this agreement. The supplier has no liability for any loss incurred by any customer, whether financial or otherwise, following commencement of coaching sessions, or for any perceived failure by the customer whether justified or otherwise, to achieve a material improvement in quality of life, relationship or business or to achieve their desired outcomes or goals.
1.8 If a customer needs to rearrange a coaching session, they should provide at least 72hours notice. If a coaching programme is purchased, no refunds will be given to customers for unused coaching sessions. In exceptional circumstances the supplier may need to rearrange a coaching session. In those instances she will also give the client 72hours notice where practical.
1.9 Coaching sessions are usually paid in advance. No refund is provided for cancellation although the session can be rearranged in accordance with point 1.8 above.
1.10 Where a customer pays for a session or sessions in advance they must have the coaching session(s) that they have paid for within 6 months of the payment or their fee is forfeited, unless otherwise agreed in writing with the supplier.
1.11 In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or unavailability due to bereavement or other commitments, inappropriate behaviour by the customer, actual or potential conflict of interest, or other reasons, the supplier can decide to terminate the service to the customer early or refuse or be unable to provide further coaching sessions to the customer. In such a circumstance the customer will be given reasonable notice of termination where practicable and will be refunded any advance payments made for coaching sessions not yet provided.
- PUBLIC COURSES PRICES, PAYMENT & REFUNDS
2.1 Where early booking prices and promotional offers are available for courses, the early booking price is only available until the expiry date of the specific promotion. After the expiry date of an offer the course will become available at an increased price or an alternative promotion specified.
2.2 The Supplier is not liable to refund fee differences that may arise due to delegates booking at different times, discounts etc.
2.3 Where an early booking price is in place, invoiced amounts for public courses shall be due on date stated in the invoice to secure the early booking discount. If the invoice is settled later than the date stated in the invoice an increase in the course price becomes due to the full amount of the place as published.
2.4 It is the delegate’s/ customer’s responsibility to ensure the Supplier has the full details and any required purchase order number at time of booking.
2.5.1 A 100% refund if cancelled within 14 days of booking
2.5.2 For public workshops and courses you are entitled to a 60% refund of the course fee if you cancel, in writing, up to 60 days before the course start date. Cancellation within 59 days or less from the course start date will mean that the full course fee remains payable and no refund will be given.
2.8 The refund will be credited to the same credit card or bank account as that of the original payment.
2.9 The customer/ delegate is legally responsible for providing payment once the booking is confirmed although attendance for the programme will only be secured when full payment has been received.
All payment plans must be agreed with the Supplier. If you have requested a payment plan you agree to ensure payments are made promptly. Any overdue payments will be subject to a 10% administration fee.
2.10 Any special offers for modular courses are only available when booking all modules as specified at the same time.
2.11 Attendance on course does not guarantee certification.
- IN-HOUSE TRAINING, COACHING OR FACILITATION PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION
3.1 When a defined service of a set number of workshops or days is delivered in-house to a company or organisation, full payment will be invoiced at the time of booking with a settlement date of 15 days from the date of invoice. Cancellations within 7 days of booking will be eligible for an 100% refund. Cancellations prior to 90 days before service commencement will be eligible for a 50% refund. When a service is commissioned for an ongoing in-house programme 40% of the estimated contract value will be invoiced at time of booking with a settlement date of 15 days from the date of invoice. This amount is non refundable. Thereafter, advanced invoices will be raised on commencement of service delivery. The Supplier is entitled to charge interest on overdue invoices from the date when payment becomes due at the rate of 1% per annum above the Bank of England base rate.
3.2 It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure the Supplier has the full details and any required purchase order number at time of booking.
3.3 For in-house or executive coaching sessions clauses 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.10 also apply.
- CUSTOMER’S OBLIGATIONS
3.1 To enable the Supplier to perform its obligations under this Agreement the Customer shall:
3.1.1 Co-operate with the Supplier;
3.1.2 Provide the Supplier with any information reasonably required that is useful for the training
4.1 Some public workshops and programmes may be recorded via audio and video. The Supplier reserves the right to use this material for marketing. Any recording of in-house courses and workshops will only be undertaken if written authorisation of the Customer is obtained.
4.2 Anyone not wishing to participate in a recording should notify by email at email@example.com
5.1 For the avoidance of doubt, no description, specification or illustration contained in any product pamphlet or other sales or marketing literature of the Supplier, and no representation written or oral, correspondence or statement shall form part of the contract.
5.2 No unauthorised use of the Supplier’s logo(s) is permitted at anytime.
5.3 It may be necessary, for reasons beyond the control of the Supplier to change the venue, dates and/or trainer which will be notified by email or mail.
5.4 The Supplier is not liable for any additional travel and accommodation costs the Delegate may incur should the programme dates or venue be altered.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
6.1 Except in respect of death or personal injury due to negligence for which no limit applies, the entire liability of the Supplier to the Customer in respect of any claim whatsoever or breach of this Agreement, whether or not arising out of negligence, shall be limited to the price paid by the Customer to which the claim relates.
6.2 In no event shall the Supplier be liable to the Customer for any loss of business, loss of opportunity or loss of profits or for any other indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever. This shall apply even where such a loss was reasonably foreseeable or the Supplier had been made aware of the possibility of the Customer incurring such a loss.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND COPYRIGHT AND CUSTOMER INFORMATION
7.1 All Intellectual Property Rights produced from or arising as a result of the performance of this Agreement shall, so far as not already vested, become the absolute property of the Supplier, and the Customer shall do all that is reasonably necessary to ensure that such rights vest in the Supplier by the execution of appropriate instruments or the making of agreements with third parties.
7.2 Each learner is presented with course materials for personal use. Course materials provided by the Supplier are the copyright of the Supplier unless otherwise stated and no copies or unauthorised distribution shall be made.
7.3 The customer allows the supplier to utilise the company logo on the supplier’s website without specific written permission. The customer needs to write to the supplier within 30 days of the contract booking if they wish to over-ride this clause.
- INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
The Supplier may, in addition to its own employees, engage sub-contractors to provide all or part of the services being provided to the Customer and such engagement shall not relieve the Supplier of its obligations under this Agreement or any applicable Quotation Document.
- SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
The need to share information in order to keep children and vulnerable adults safe from abuse, takes precedence over the usual commitment to confidentiality.
These terms and conditions may be subject to amendment from time to time. If these terms and conditions are altered you will be notified by email, letter or other appropriate medium. If you have any uncertainties about these conditions as they might apply to you or your course or in-house attendance. It is your responsibility to clarify the situation by contacting us before your course or in-house attendance commences.
The failure by either party to enforce at any time or for any period any one or more of the Terms and Conditions herein shall not be a waiver of them or of the right at anytime subsequently to enforce all Terms and Conditions of this Agreement.
- ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter and supersedes any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or proposals, oral or written. Unless expressly provided elsewhere in this Agreement, this Agreement may be varied only by a document signed by both parties.
- GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the English law and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.