Terms and conditions
Running Sourdough courses and the Sourdough Club membership is a business and despite me feeling very much that I am inviting new friends in, I am afraid we still have to have terms, which we adhere to.
Terms Client (you)
By booking a course or buying a Sourdough Club membership you agree to accept the following terms and conditions.
These are the terms of enrolment on a course at The Sourdough School or The Sourdough Club Membership. These terms and conditions constitute the terms of the legally binding contract (“the Contract”) between you, the student, any Guarantor set out in the enrolment form and The Sourdough School (“The School”)
Payment should be made in full at the time of booking. The Sourdough School cannot take provisional bookings for courses and we are unable to confirm your place on a course until we have received payment in full. Cheques should be made payable to “The Sourdough School Ltd,” and should be returned with the booking form.
By attending a Sourdough course you automatically become a member of The Sourdough Club*
All users acknowledge and agree that the content, information, materials and comments in this website are confidential to The Sourdough Club
All users agree to maintain this content and all elements in strict confidence and not to disclose or provide access thereto to any unauthorized person or entity and are strictly for personal use only..
This includes but is not limited to the following rules:
Members are provided with a link to register in the The Sourdough Club area.
Members do not have the right to share the password OR any document or material available on the website unless otherwise specified by Vanessa Kimbell in writing.
All users must not:
- Copy, publish or reproduce any of the content from this website
- Collect data and contact details of members for unsolicited commercial communication such as emailing.
- Remove any copyright or other intellectual property notices contained in the original material from any material copied or printed off from this website.
- Or use any content or information from this website in any way for a purpose other than personal use.
Cancellations and refunds
In the unlikely event of a cancellation by The School, we will undertake to provide a suitable alternative course within a reasonable period of time or make a full refund to you.
If you need to cancel your booking please notify us as soon as possible in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation by a student with less than 10 working days notice will be charged the full fee as we have by then incurred costs and we lose revenue. You accept that any breach of the terms and conditions will result in immediate cancellation/termination of the class.
Cancellation of a 5 day Diploma course with less than 1 month’s notice will be charged 50% of the full fee. Cancellation of a 5 day Diploma course with less than 2 weeks notice will be charged the full fee as by then it will be extremely difficult to fill that space.
Changing the date of your course – if you find that you are no longer able to attend the course that you have booked, and would like to find an alternative date rather than have a refund, please do contact us and we will be happy to do that for you. Changes to a booking with less than 10 working days notice , will be charged an admin fee of £25, which covers staff wages, PayPal changes and re-advertising the course place. This fee is non negotiable.
The school vouchers must be used within 12 months from the date of issue.
There is NO cash alternative or refund for vouchers.
In the case of price changes of courses specifically booked the voucher price will be honoured.
There are no refunds whatsoever for Membership of the Sourdough Club.
The purpose of keeping your personal information is to keep you informed of courses, developments and special offers however we guarantee your details will not be sold for commercial.
We will remove your name from the databases upon request. In agreeing to allow your details to be stored in the first instance you recognize that we may retain your postcode information (without the property address) for statistical purposes.
Newsletters sent by email by The Sourdough School will contain the means of allowing you to unsubscribe from that mailing list.
Health and Safety
St John Ambulance Emergency Aid Certificate
Food Safety certificate
Whilst Vanessa is First Aid trained it is the responsibility of the student to inform the course tutor of any clinically diagnosed allergies and to inform the tutor where their medication / auto-injector is on the day of the course.
The Sourdough School agrees to provide cookery and gardening classes in accordance with promotions or schedules on the www.sourdough.co.uk website with due skill and care in accordance with best teaching practice. We provide all the ingredients, equipment, knives, aprons and any other equipment for both cookery courses and all garden tools for gardening courses.
The Sourdough School regrets that that we are unable to tailor courses to special dietary requirements however we do try and accommodate food preferences as far as possible.
The Sourdough School agrees to be responsible, so far as reasonably practical, for the health and safety of our equipment & ingredients used in the courses.
The Sourdough School will not be responsible for, or have any liability to you for, accidental damage or injury arising during classes in your home or resulting from the actions or omissions of anyone attending the course. The Sourdough School will be responsible for damage directly caused by The Sourdough School if notified at the time.
You must not bring any items of special value onto the School’s premises. The School will not accept responsibility for the loss of any personal possessions.
The School will not be liable for any loss suffered by you, which is indirect, special or consequential.
The School will not be liable for any loss suffered by you resulting from any event, which is beyond the reasonable control of the School.
Courses are not open to any bread making professionals who teach bread making. Cookery school teachers and bread making teachers may attend courses by prior arrangment only, but do not have access and are not eligible to be members of the Sourdough Club.
The Contract contains all of the contractual terms agreed between you, the invoice addressee and the School.
No failure or delay by the School in enforcing any of its rights under the Contract shall be deemed to be a waiver of such right.
The Sourdough School Ltd is trading as “The Sourdough School.”
The Contract shall be governed by English law.