Last updated: September 27, 2021.
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 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 conditions permit for 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
Your photography instructor and Exposure Therapy reserve the right to modify the scheduled date and time of a course or to cancel it no later than five (5) calendar days before its commencement, with exception granted for cancellations due to bad weather, as described above. If you are enrolled in a course whose schedule is modified, you will be informed of the changes by email. If a modified date does not suit you, or if a course is cancelled, you are entitled to one of the following:
- placement in a different course of equal value; or
- a service credit of equal value to the modified or cancelled course; or
- a refund equal in value to the modified or cancelled course.
Cancellation and modification by participants — group workshops
You may cancel your enrolment and receive a full refund of the fees paid up to, but no later than, four (4) weeks in advance of your initially-scheduled course. If you purchased a multi-course bundle, you may cancel your enrolment and receive a full refund of the fees paid up to, but no later than, four (4) weeks in advance of the first initially-scheduled course in the series. Exposure Therapy does not offer partial refunds for multi-course bundles in situations where you initiate cancellation and not as a result of Exposure Therapy’s modification or cancellation of the scheduled course. Exposure Therapy does not offer any refunds for cancellations requested with four (4) weeks or less remaining until the planned course.
You may request a modification up to seven (7) days in advance of your initially-scheduled 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, or because the dates you requested are at full capacity, you will be offered a service credit equal in value to your original payment. Modifications are not possible with seven (7) days or less remaining until the start of your initially-scheduled course.
Cancellation and modification by participants — private lessons
You may cancel your enrolment and receive a full refund of the fees paid up to, but no later than, five (5) days in advance of your initially-scheduled private course. Exposure Therapy does not offer any refunds for cancellations requested with five (5) days or less remaining until the planned course.
You may request a modification up to 48 hours 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, or because the dates you requested are at full capacity, you will be offered a service credit equal in value to your original payment or a partial refund (less a 15% administrative fee). Modifications are not possible with 48 hours or less remaining until the start of your initially-scheduled private course.
Cancellation and modification by participants — remote video lessons
You may cancel your enrolment and receive a full refund of the fees paid up to, but no later than, two (2) days in advance of your initially-scheduled private video lesson. Exposure Therapy does not offer any refunds for cancellations requested with two (2) days or less remaining until the planned course.
You may request a modification up to 6 hours in advance of your initially-scheduled private video lesson. A modification is limited to one request per order per course, after which no further change requests are possible. Modifications are not possible with 6 hours or less remaining until the start of your initially-scheduled private course.
Refunds and reimbursements
When a refund is approved, the money is returned to the same credit card used to make the purchase. If 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. In total 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.
Service credits are provided in the form of unique coupon codes, which you may redeem at the time of your next purchase. Service credits must be redeemed within six months of the initially scheduled course for which they are credited. After six months, your service credits expire, 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/