Please scroll down for full booking terms, but here are the key points of the cancellation policy for your convenience:
Where a staged payment has been offered, any deposit payment is non-refundable in the case of customer cancellation.
For cancellations made at least eight weeks (56 days) in advance of the course start date, any payment made which exceeds the stated non-refundable deposit element will be refunded in full, less a 5% admin charge.
Please note that for cancellations made after eight weeks (56 days) in advance of the course start date, no refund will be due.
In this document the following words shall have the following meanings:
1.1 “Consumer” shall have the meaning ascribed in the Consumer Rights Act 2015;
1.2 “Customer” means any person who purchases services from the supplier;
1.3 “Supplier” means DEBATE CHAMBER of 3 Waterhouse Square, 138-142 Holborn, London, EC1N 2SW.
1.4 “Terms and Conditions” means the terms and conditions of supply set out in this document and any special terms and conditions agreed in writing by the Supplier.
2.1 These Terms and Conditions shall apply to all contracts for the supply of services by Debate Chamber to the Customer and shall prevail over any other documentation or communication from the Customer.
2.2 Any variation to these Terms and Conditions shall be inapplicable unless agreed in writing by Debate Chamber.
2.3 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall prejudice any condition or warranty, express or implied, or any legal remedy to which the Supplier may be entitled in relation to the Services, by virtue of any statute, law or regulation.
2.4 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect the Customer’s statutory rights as a Consumer.
3. PRICE AND PAYMENT
3.1 The price for the services is as specified by Debate Chamber in any relevant communication and is inclusive of VAT and any applicable charges.
3.2 Payment of the price shall be in the manner specified by Debate Chamber. Staged payment may be available for any course booked more than eight weeks (56 days) in advance of the course start date.
3.3 For staged payments, the balance payment must be received by eight weeks (56 days) before the course start date. If the Customer fails to make the balancing payment by eight weeks (56 days) in advance of the course start date then the booking may be cancelled, and any deposit paid will not be refunded.
4. CUSTOMER’S OBLIGATIONS
To enable Debate Chamber to perform its obligations the customer shall:
4.1 co-operate with the Supplier;
4.2 provide the Supplier with any information reasonably required by the Supplier;
5 SUPPLIER’S OBLIGATIONS
5.1 The Supplier shall perform the Services with reasonable skill and care and to a reasonable standard in accordance with recognised standards and codes of practice.
5.2 The Supplier accepts all responsibility for the condition of tools and equipment used in the performance of the Services and shall ensure that any materials supplied shall be free of defects.
6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
6.1 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit the liability of the Supplier for death or personal injury, however the Supplier shall not be liable for any direct loss or damage suffered by the Customer howsoever caused, as a result of any negligence, breach of contract or otherwise in excess of the price of the Services.
6.2 The Supplier shall not be liable under any circumstances to the Customer or any third party for any indirect or consequential loss of profit, consequential or other economic loss suffered by the Customer howsoever caused, as a result of any negligence, breach of contract, misrepresentation or otherwise.
7.1 The Customer may cancel an Order by notifying Debate Chamber in writing, by post or by email.
7.2 Where a staged payment has been offered, any deposit payment is non-refundable in the case of customer cancellation. Typically, this non-refundable element would be a 50% deposit payment, but this may be varied by particular arrangement.
7.3 For cancellations made at least eight weeks (56 days) in advance of the course start date, any payment made which exceeds the stated non-refundable deposit element will be refunded in full, less a 5% admin charge.
For cancellations made after eight weeks (56 days) in advance of the course start date, no refund will be offered.
7.4 If the Customer has booked for a multi-part event (currently the Law Summer School, Mathematics Summer School, Physics Summer School, Medicine Summer School, Philosophy Summer School, Young Doctors Summer School or English Literature Summer School) then any refund for cancellation will be based on the start date of the earliest Part of the event which has been booked.
7.5 In the case of a cancellation of one or more, but not all, parts of a multi-part event, then the amount of the refund will be the relevant difference between the price paid for the original booking and the price which would have been due for the remaining, non-cancelled, parts of the booking.
7.6 Debate Chamber reserves the right to cancel any scheduled event. A minimum number of participants is required to run each event and it may therefore be necessary to cancel a scheduled event. In the case of an event cancellation by Debate Chamber, we will give as much notice as possible to participants and will offer an alternative date or a full refund of all monies paid, unless the cancellation is due to the following: a ‘force majeure’ i.e. acts of terrorism, fire, strikes, failure of utilities, earthquake, pandemics and government decree terminating the event, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Debate Chamber.
7.7 Under no circumstances shall the liability of the Supplier extend beyond the refund of monies paid by the customer to Debate Chamber. There will be no liability for other costs incurred, such as transport, accommodation or any other costs.
7.8 The supplier may offer the customer a transfer to an alternative course or date, if such a transfer is requested, but is under no obligation to do so. In the event that a customer books for one event, and is granted a transfer to another course, or to an alternative date, then the dates applicable to the cancellation policy shall be based on the originally booked dates, or on the transferred dates, whichever has the earlier commencement date.
If any term or provision of these Terms and Conditions is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions hereof shall continue in full force and effect as if these Terms and Conditions had been agreed with the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.
9. GOVERNING LAW
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.