This page tells you information about us and the legal terms and conditions (Terms) that will apply to any contract between us for the provision of the Cook’s Certificate course described on our website (our site) to you (Contract). Please read these Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them, before making a booking. Please note that by making a booking, you agree to be bound by these Terms. We advise you to print a copy of these Terms or save them to your computer for future reference.
Information about us
We operate the site. We are Cookery School Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales under number 5786167 and with our registered office at West Bush House, Hailey Lane, Hailey, Hertford SG13 7NY. Our main trading address is 15b Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BW. Our VAT number is 894378171.
Terms & Conditions
1.Enrolment on the Cook’s Certificate course is subject to (a) written acceptance by us, and (b) a deposit payment of 50% on booking confirmation. The deposit is non-refundable, unless we cancel the course for any reason.
2. Following written acceptance by us of your enrolment, you will be contractually bound to pay the full amount of course fees. No refund will be made if you subsequently fail to attend all/part of the course.
3. All fees must be paid not less than 2 weeks before the start of the course.
4. If fees are not paid by the due date, we will be entitled to reallocate your place.
5. If for any reason you are unable to attend this course, you may transfer your place for the entire course to a friend with our prior agreement.
6. We strongly recommend travel insurance that will cover your costs against loss of fees through illness or personal accident in the event of you being unable to attend your course.
7. Prompt arrival time is essential.
8. If you are unable to attend on a particular day the Cookery School office must be informed by telephone as early as possible prior to the start of the class.
9. 90% attendance on the course is required to qualify for the Cook’s Certificate.
10. Anyone displaying consistently disruptive behaviour will be suspended from the day’s lesson and possibly permanently from the course depending on the circumstances.
11. You must comply with all food hygiene and health and safety rules and regulations notified by us throughout the course.
12. We will be entitled to change the content of the course and to substitute any teacher with a suitably qualified alternative if necessary; or to cancel the course any time (if, for example, the course is undersubscribed) subject to repayment of the deposit and fees received in respect thereof.
13. Please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies, other relevant medical conditions or disability so that we can consider what reasonable adjustments need to be made.
14. Our maximum liability arising out of any Contract will be limited to the booking fee.
15. We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence; fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; nor will any of these Terms restrict any of your statutory rights.
16. We cannot accept responsibility for the loss of any personal possessions. Lockers are provided.
How we may use your personal information
17. We will use the personal information you provide to us to perform our obligations under the Contract; to process your payment; and to inform you about the course you are undertaking.
19. Please notify us of any change in your contact details as these will be used by Cookery School for all correspondence.
Events outside our Control
20. Without prejudice to our general rights, we will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control which means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks or of public or private transport.
21. If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under a Contract we will notify you as soon as reasonably possible; and our obligations will be suspended and the time for performance of them will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. Where the Event Outside Our Control affects our delivery of services to you, we will arrange a new course date with you after the Event Outside Our Control is over.
Other important terms
22. This Contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms, whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties Act) 1999 or otherwise.
23. Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
24. If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.
25. Please note that these Terms are governed by English law. This means that the Contract and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by English law.