Last updated: May 18, 2023.
This website, https://exposuretherapy.ca (henceforth, the “Site”), is operated by Exposure Therapy. Throughout the Site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Exposure Therapy. We offer this Site, including all information and tools available from this Site to you, the user, conditioned upon your absolute and categorical acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies, and notices stated here (collectively, the “Terms”).
By visiting our site and purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions of sale (“Terms of Sale”). These Terms of Sale apply to all customers, purchasers of service, and all persons participating in the Service we offer.
Please read these Terms of Sale carefully before purchasing anything on this Site. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not purchase or participate in our Service. If you are purchasing our Service for or on behalf of another participant, it is incumbent upon you to notify them of these Terms of Sales because their participation in our Service is contingent upon their absolute and categorical acceptance of these Terms of Sales.
The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms of Sale.
The laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada govern these Terms of Sale.
CHANGES TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES
Prices for our Service are subject to change without notice.
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.
We shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service.
SUBMISSION OF CORRECT INFORMATION
You warrant that the personal contact information entered as part of your paid enrolment in our courses is correct and up-to-date. You agree that Exposure Therapy will not be held responsible in situations arising from your incorrect entry of personal contact information, especially if it results in our inability to provide you with the correct or updated meeting arrangements, equipment requirements, or notice of changes to enrolment, scheduling, or any other information pertinent to your attendance.
Our group workshop bookings run on the Peek platform, and online credit card payments are processed through the secure platform provided by Stripe. You are encouraged to review https://stripe.com/en-ca/privacy for information regarding Stripe and its practices.
Each participant will receive an email with Meeting Instructions before the photography course begins (or before the first course in a series of courses) which informs them of the photographer’s name, telephone number, and the precise meeting location. It is imperative that each participant receive this document before departing for each course because the meeting place indicated in the course description can change. If you or another participant have not received the Meeting Instructions at least five days before the scheduled class, please let us know. Participants that arrive to meet at a location where the course is not occurring will be deemed absent and will forfeit the fees paid for the missed class.
DURATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES
The maximum duration of each course is indicated on a course’s description page. There is no minimum duration for any course offered by Exposure Therapy. If the maximum duration is not reached, the Service is considered fulfilled upon the conclusion of the instructor’s presentation of the planned course materials and—weather permitting—planned practical exercises. The maximum duration indicated on a course’s description page is timed for courses with full attendance.
For scheduled courses where the number of participants is less than the indicated limit, the maximum duration of the course may be shortened by Exposure Therapy. It is important to note that such shortening of course duration is achieved with no detriment to the quality of the Service because the attention devoted to each participant will remain the same.
Many of our photography courses take place wholly or partly outdoors. Your photography instructor, at their sole discretion, will decide if the weather permits a good experience.
You will be notified by email at least twelve (12) hours before the commencement of your photography course if it is cancelled due to severe weather conditions.
In preparation for photography courses that proceed as planned, we encourage you to monitor the weather forecast for the scheduled period and to dress appropriately for the conditions.
CANCELLATION, MODIFICATION, AND REFUND POLICY
Cancellation by Exposure Therapy
Exposure Therapy and your photography teacher can change the date and time of a class, or even cancel it. They will do this at least 5 days before the class starts, unless bad weather or low enrolment forces a last minute cancellation. If your class is rescheduled or cancelled, they will let you know by email or text. If the new schedule does not work for you, or if the class gets cancelled, you have three options:
- Join a different class of the same price.
- Get a service credit worth the same as the class you signed up for.
- Get a refund equal to the price you paid (except the portion paid using a gift card).
All sales are final. Exposure Therapy does not offer refunds for cancellations of group workshops initiated by participants. Please be sure you can attend the scheduled lesson before purchasing your spot.
Exposure Therapy understands that unforeseen situations may arise. We are flexible about accommodating reasonable requests to change the date of your participation in a workshop, conditional upon available spots. You can reschedule your participation in a workshop up to 24 hours before the scheduled start of the workshop.
Private workshops and lessons
Full refunds for private workshops and lessons are available upon request up to 7 days after payment. We must establish a scheduled date for the lesson during those 7 days. If we cannot agree on a lesson appointment during this period, a refund is also available upon request. However, beyond 7 days from the time of payment, Exposure Therapy will not provide refunds for any reason, except in the case of cancellation of the appointment by Exposure Therapy.
Exposure Therapy is flexible about accommodating reasonable requests to reschedule private lessons, conditional upon our availability. You may request to reschedule your private lesson up to 24 hours before the scheduled start time. Exposure Therapy does not offer refunds if your request for rescheduling cannot be fulfilled due to a scheduling conflict and it is more than 7 days from the time of purchase. The rescheduled private lesson must occur within 120 days from the initially-scheduled private lesson, after which your order is deemed cancelled, and you forfeit all fees paid.
Private lessons and business training (over $1500)
Since Exposure Therapy will reserve the time we agreed upon for the private lesson and will not make another reservation for the specific time frame, the Fee is non-refundable even if the date is changed or the Service becomes cancelled for any reason. If cancelling the Service, you must notify Exposure Therapy in writing at least fourteen (14) days before the time we agreed upon for the Service; otherwise, you will be responsible for the total amount of the Fees due as if the Service were rendered in full.
You may request a schedule modification up to fourteen (14) days in advance of your initially-scheduled private course. A modification is limited to one request per order per course, after which no further change requests are possible. If your request for modification cannot be fulfilled due to a conflict in scheduling, you will be offered a Service Credit equal to your original payment. Modifications are impossible with fourteen (14) days or less remaining until your initially-scheduled private course starts.
Refunds and reimbursements
When a refund is approved, the money is returned via the same method used to make the purchase. If you paid by credit card and the card you paid with is closed or invalid, the money will still be refunded to your credit card account. Your credit card issuer is responsible for handling the details.
Our credit card payment processor’s refund timeline states that it takes 2–7 business days to process a refund. Once the refund is processed and sent to your card issuing bank, it can take another 2–7 business days (depending on the bank) for the refund to post to your account. It can take 9–14 business days for you to receive your refund.
When you purchase our Service, Exposure Therapy reserves for you the requested number of limited-availability slots at the exclusion of other participants. For this reason, we do not offer refunds or service credits to any person that fails to attend a scheduled group or private course for any reason.
Group photography Service Credits are provided in the form of unique coupon codes equal in dollar value to the price of the service you initially purchased. You may redeem your service credit at the time of your next purchase. Service Credits must be redeemed within 120 days of the initially scheduled course for which they are credited. After 120 days, the service credit expires, and you forfeit all fees paid.
You may use Exposure Therapy’s digital-only Gift Cards like cash equivalents. When booking a workshop using a Gift Card, the total balance of the Gift Card goes down by the amount you spend. You may contact Exposure Therapy by email to check your Gift Card balance. Exposure Therapy’s Gift Cards are not vouchers that can be exchanged directly for workshops.
The cash balance on a Gift Card is redeemable only for group photography workshops. You may not redeem the cash balance on a Gift Card toward private lessons or private video lessons.
A Gift Card cannot be redeemed or exchanged for cash.
No Gift Card Refunds
All Gift Card purchases are final sales. Exposure Therapy does not offer refunds on Gift Cards.
PROMOTIONAL USE OF IMAGES
You agree that Exposure Therapy or its assignee(s) may display and use photographs obtained by it throughout the course of the Service, including those of your image and likeness, for the purposes of display, website and internet promotion, public display, storefronts, window displays, studio display, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and any other uses deemed appropriate by Exposure Therapy.
REVISIONS TO TERMS OF SALE
Exposure Therapy reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms of Sale and at any time. Your continued use of Exposure Therapy’s Service is governed by the most current version of the Terms of Sale, and you are encouraged to read and review them periodically. Your purchase of the Service indicates your acceptance and agreement to the most recent version of the Terms of Sale available at the time of purchase confirmation.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We do not guarantee, represent, or warrant that your use of our Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free.
The Service is provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties, or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions.
The nature of the Service may involve your participation in outdoor activities that are held in both private and public spaces that are not tended to or cared for by Exposure Therapy or its instructors. You agree that your participation in the Service is voluntarily and that you have considered and accepted of all potential risks that may arise from such participation, both to yourself and the property under your ownership or care. Additionally, you agree that neither Exposure Therapy nor its instructors hold any authority to compel your participation in any activities or practical exercises and that you are welcome and encouraged to exercise your due diligence in avoiding unnecessary risk. In no case shall Exposure Therapy, our owners, employees, agents, contractors, interns, instructors, or service providers be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your participation in our Service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the Service, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the Service.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT
Paul Kounine owns all rights, including all copyright, to the entire content of the Site, unless otherwise attributed. Unless otherwise indicated, your purchase of the Service grants you no right, title, or interest in the content, information, products or services, or other materials available through the Site or our in-person courses.
ERRORS, INACCURACIES, AND OMISSIONS
Occasionally, there may be information on our Site or provided in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to service descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, location, and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have confirmed your Purchase).
We undertake no obligation to update, amend, or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.
If you have any questions about our Terms of Sale or our Refunds Policy, please contact us:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By visiting this page on our Site: https://exposuretherapy.ca/contact/