Leisure Class terms and conditions

  1. Contract
    1. These terms and conditions tell you about us and the legal terms and conditions (the “Terms“) on which we offer places on our Short Courses, as listed on our website, to you.
    1. These Terms govern the relationship between you and Edinburgh School of Food & Wine Limited (“ESFW“) and will apply to any contract between you and ESFW (the “Contract“).
    1. By booking a place on any of our Short Courses, either for you or on behalf of a third party, you agree to be bound by these Terms. Please read these Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them, before booking.
    1. These Terms and any Contract made under these Terms will be governed by Scots law and any disputes will be administered through the Scottish legal system.
    1. In these Terms the following words shall have the following meanings:
      1. Booker” means any person who books a place on any Short Course on your behalf but who, by so booking, nevertheless undertakes to be bound by these Terms;
      1. Course Fee” means the fees charged by ESFW for a place on a Short Course, as shown on the course booking page of the Website;
      1. Rules” means ESFW’s health and safety and other procedural rules relating to your conduct during the Short Course which will be outlined to you at the start of each Short Course;
      1. Short Course” means any course offered by ESFW which runs for less than one calendar month;
      1. Start Date” means the date on which a Short Course is planned to begin, as stated on the Website;
      1. Website” means http://www.esfw.com/; and
      1. you” includes, where the context allows, any Booker who books your place on any Short Course.
  1. Fees 
    1. All bookings must be paid in advance to secure a course space, places cannot be held with full payment of fee.
    1. All fees are non-refundable but are fully transferable given the correct notice period as set out below.
    1. Students may be permitted to join a Short Course after the start date but normally no reduction in Course Fees will apply in these circumstances.
  1. Payment
    1. Course Fees can be paid:
      1. online via the secure website booking system;
      1. by bank transfer to Edinburgh School of Food & Wine, 

40-20-44, 11849581

      1. by card, via telephone, calling our reception on 0131  333 5001
    1. We accept payment by Mastercard/Visa Credit Cards and Switch/Solo/Maestro Cards.
    1. Students who are resident outside the UK and who wish to pay electronically can obtain the IBAN and Swift code number for ESFW by calling reception on 0131 333 5001
  1. Cancellation
    1. If you cancel your place on a Short Course less than 21 days before the Start Date we will do our best to find a replacement student to take your place on the Short Course and:
      1. if we find a replacement to take your place then we will transfer you to an alternative course within 12 months from original course date
      1. if we cannot find a replacement, then your Course Fees will be forfeited.
    1. If you cancel your place on a Short Course over 21 days from the Start Date we:
      1. will transfer you to an alternative course within 12 months, subject to availability.
      1. where the Course Fees for the replacement Short Course are higher than Course Fees already paid for the original Short Course, you must make payment of any such difference in the Course Fees at time of transfer.
    1. Insurance can cover you for many issues that may prevent you from attending your Course such as travel disruption, sickness or sickness of a near relative. We strongly recommend that you look at this option to insure yourself against loss of Course Fees.
    1. In certain circumstances we may be required to cancel a Short Course on which you have booked a place. If this is the case, we will make every effort to inform you that the Short Course has been cancelled and will refund any Course Fees which you have paid to us or move you to an alternative Short Course if you prefer.
  1. Health and Safety
    1. You must adhere to the Rules at all times during the Short Course.
    1. A short briefing on the Rules will be given at the start of each Short Course.
    1. ESFW reserves the right to cancel your place on a Short Course at any stage if you commit a serious breach of the Rules.
    1. If your place is cancelled in terms of Condition 6.3 then we will not refund any Deposit or Course Fees which you have paid.
    1. If you have any allergies or other medical conditions which may affect your participation in any Short Course then you are responsible for making ESFW aware of this, so that we may take the necessary  actions and decisions to ensure your safety and that of fellow students and staff.
    1. All students must wear flat, non-slip footwear with covered toes. You will not be admitted into the kitchens without proper footwear or suitable clothing. Long hair should be tied back.
  1. Liability
    1. ESFW holds liability insurance in accordance with statutory requirements but shall under no circumstances whatsoever be liable to you, whether in contract, delict, breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract except where such liability cannot be excluded under statute.
    1. For the avoidance of doubt, ESFW shall not be liable for any failure of any student to comply with Condition 6 or for any other matter outwith ESFW’s control.
    1. You should not bring valuable items into ESFW as we cannot accept responsibility for the loss of any personal possessions.
    1. This Condition 7 shall survive termination of the Contract.
  1. Personal Information
    1. All personal information which we receive from you in the course of our business will be used only:
      1. to allow us to carry out our obligations arising from the Contract;
      1. to allow us to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us or which relate to the Short Course on which you have booked a place;
      1. to notify you about changes to our service.
    1. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with any applicable law.

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  1. Variation
    1. We may revise these Terms from time to time, as ESFW thinks necessary.
    1. Every time you book a place on a Short Course, the Terms in force at that time will apply to the Contract between you and us.
    1. Whenever we revise these Terms in accordance with this Condition 10, we will keep you informed and give you notice of this by stating that these Terms have been amended and the relevant date on our Website.