Terms and Conditions
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These Terms and Conditions govern your use of this website (“this Site”) and your relationship with Mini-Engineers Limited (“Mini-Engineers”, “we” or “us”) and any bookings you make with us. Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under the law. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you may not access or register or use www.mini-engineers.com and should exit immediately. Mini-Engineers Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registered company number 08304062. Our registered address is 1 Parkshot, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2RD
Activities Booking (includes Priority Booking and Waitlist)
Mini-Engineers offers a selection of children’s engineering and construction activities, including Weekly Classes, Holiday Camps, Workshops and Parties, as well as adult construction activities (“Activities”) as set out on the Mini-Engineers Site. The course materials, the teacher and the course content as set out on the Site may be subject to change from time to time.
In order to book an Activity for a child you must be that child’s parent or legal guardian. To book, please register and use the online booking form on the Site, alternatively please call or email us using the details available on the Site. With the exception of Workshops and Parties, Weekly Classes and Holiday Camps are generally not offered individually and you will be required to book a full course.
Students enrolled in a Weekly Class will generally be given a Priority Booking opportunity to rebook in the same class for the next term before the registration process is opened to the wider community.
If Activities are fully booked, then you will be entitled to join our waiting list. Places are offered to those on the waiting list on a first come, first served basis. The parent or guardian will be contacted when a space becomes available.
Fees and Payment
All fees for Activities are payable in advance of attendance. A Booking Confirmation, together with information pertaining to the Activity, will be sent once all fees have been paid for. A child not enrolled will be refused entry to participate in the Activity.
The quoted fees for an Activity will include all required materials, and such refreshment as may be specified or agreed. Additional goods or services may be subject to additional charges. All fees must be paid on booking and prior to the date of commencement of the relevant Activity by PayPal, Stripe or such other method as we may specify.
Parties, School Workshops, Corporate Workshops and bespoke activities will incur a £5.00 travel fee if location is within a six mile radius. An additional charge of £ 0.50 per mile (including return mileage) will be charged outside of the six mile radius. Any parking and Congestion Charge will be additional (our vehicles conform to current ULEZ standards so there so there is no additional ULEZ fee). There may be other additional charges not listed above which may also be applicable. All additional charges will be included in the final invoice and must be paid by you the client.
We may, at our discretion, allow your child to participate in a trial Class however this is strictly subject to availability and we may withdraw your child from a trial Class at any time if bookings for the Class become full. Trial Classes do not pertain to Camps or Workshops and trial Classes will be charged pro rata of the Class fee.
Parties, School Workshops, Corporate Workshops
Parties, School Workshops and Corporate Workshops must be booked by telephone or email and the details of the booking will be confirmed to you by email. Additional terms may apply but otherwise these terms will apply to such bookings to the extent possible. Please refer to the Fees and Payment section on additional charges that may be applicable.
A 50% deposit will be due at the time of booking. The deposit is not refundable unless the Party, School Workshop or Corporate booking is cancelled with more than 45 days notice – please note that a £15 administration fee applies. The remaining 50% will be due 14 days prior to the day of the event, at which time any cancellations thereafter will not receive a refund.
Cancellation and Make-Ups
Activities may be cancelled by Mini-Engineers if an insufficient number of bookings are made for a given class. Mini-Engineers may also change the dates or venues of any course at any time (provided that any alternative venue is within one mile of the original venue). If Mini-Engineers cancels an Activity which has been booked without providing a suitable alternative all monies paid in respect of that Activity will be repaid by Mini-Engineers, but Mini-Engineers shall have no further liability whatsoever.
If you have booked an Activity for your child and the booking has been accepted in writing then:
- If you cancel 14 days or more prior to the commencement of the Activity then you are entitled to a refund less an administration charge of £15;
- If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the commencement of the Activity then you will be required to pay 100% of the charges for the Activity and no refund will be provided.
If your child fails to attend a Class then you will remain liable for payment of the fees in full and we will not provide refunds, although we will try to accommodate for a make-up in an alternative Class if space permits. For a make-up, notification of absence needs to be made no later than 9:00am on the day of the Class. We regret that we are unable to offer more than one make-up per term due to the large administrative task involved. Make-ups are subject to availability in a similar Class and we may withdraw your child from a make-up Class at any time if bookings for that Class become full. Make-ups do not pertain to Camps or Workshops and cannot be carried over to the next term.
Substitute children may not attend a course at any time.
You agree and acknowledge to:
- Be responsible for the actions of your child while attending an Activity (as well as any other children you bring to a family build workshop event). Children who are abusive or disruptive may be removed from a lesson or from an Activity.
- Make sure all contact details, including additional contact details, are correct and current.
- Notify the teacher of any medical and/or learning conditions or any unusual circumstances which may affect the child’s wellbeing or require special attention.
- Drop off and collect child directly to the instructor in an orderly fashion and in a timely manner.
Any Activity venue or teacher may impose their own reasonable terms, conditions and regulations relating to use of rooms or any other relevant matters which shall be binding on you in addition to these terms and you agree that you will inform your child of this.
Please note that we may from time to time offer Workshops which include ‘family builds’. Family builds will involve family members in addition to the children. Where these terms refer to a ‘child’ or ‘participant’ that should be taken to include all participants in a family build.
All intellectual property rights including copyright which are capable of existing in any documents, software or other materials created or supplied by us to the children (the “Materials”) belong to us or our agents or employees. You undertake to keep all Materials confidential.
Liability and Insurance
Mini-Engineers will not be liable in any circumstances for any property damage or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage such as lost profit, lost opportunity, lost bargain, lost reputation, loss of anticipated savings or lost data whether caused by Mini-Engineers’ negligence, the negligence of their employees or agents or otherwise. Mini-Engineers will not be liable to any party other than a child attending a course or their parent or guardian.
Mini-Engineers’ total aggregate liability will be limited to the fees payable in respect of the relevant course save that nothing in these terms will exclude or limit Mini-Engineers’ liability for death or personal injury arising as a result of Mini-Engineers’ negligence.
Mini-Engineers agrees to maintain in force Public Liability Insurance at all times.
We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time. The changes will apply to the use of this Site or any bookings made after we have posted new terms to the Site. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms and Conditions you should not continue to use this Site or make any further bookings. If you continue to use this Site or make any bookings after the date on which the change comes into effect this will indicate your agreement to be bound by the new Terms and Conditions.
The content of the Site is protected by copyright, trademarks, database right and other intellectual property rights. You may retrieve and display the content of this Site on a computer screen, store such content in electronic form on disk (but not any server or other storage device connected to a network) or print one copy of such content for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all and any copyright and proprietary notices. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on this Site without our written permission.
Although we aim to offer you the best service possible, we make no promise that the services at this Site will meet your requirements. We cannot guarantee that the services will be fault-free. If a fault occurs with this Site you should report it and we will attempt to correct the fault as soon as we reasonably can.
Your access to the Site may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will attempt to restore the service as soon as we reasonably can.
As a convenience to customers, this Site includes links to other web sites or material which are beyond its control. We are not responsible for content on any site outside this Site.
Part of this Site may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on this Site complies with relevant laws and codes. We will not be responsible to you for any error or inaccuracy in advertising and sponsorship material.
Save in the case of fraud these terms represent the entire agreement between the parties and supersede any previous representations or agreements whether recorded in writing or otherwise.
These terms will be governed and construed according to the laws of England and Wales and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.