Terms and Conditions for the use of website and booking courses at Artform School of Art
Please read these terms and conditions carefully, they contain important information about your rights and obligations.

1. Introduction

1.1 These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) govern all use of the website situated at www.artform.ie (the “Website”) and all booking of and attendance at courses (the “Courses”) run by Artfom School of Art (“our”, “we” or us”). By accessing our Website or booking a Course you agree to be legally bound by these Terms as they may be modified and posted on our Website from time to time. We hope that these are acceptable to you but if they are not then you should not book a Course or use our Website for any purpose.
1.2 If you booking a course online or over the phone, then to the extent applicable, the Consumer Contracts Regulations say that we must give you certain key information before a legally binding contract between you and us is made. This will ordinarily be supplied by us to you by email. You should ensure that this information which will form part of the contract is correct before a contract is entered into between us.


2. General Course Provisions
2.1 Places on Courses are allocated on a first to pay first served basis and we cannot guarantee your place on a Course prior to receipt of full payment. In the event that the Course of your choice is fully booked you will be offered the next available date.
2.2 You must comply with all rules and regulations issued by us and please pay particular attention to any requirements as to dress or the wearing of protective equipment.
2.3 We will endeavour to supply the teacher advertised for any Course but reserve the right to change the teacher, timing or content of any course due to the unavailability of any teacher for any Course at any time.
2.4 Please pay particular attention to the details of each Course prior to booking. If you have a disability/additional support needs please contact us before booking as aspects of some Courses may be unsuitable due to the nature of the location. Please ensure that you provide us with full details of any specific requirements that you may have and again we will endeavour to accommodate you.
2.5 We do not accept enrolments from anyone under 18 years of age.

3. Fees, refunds and cancellation by you

3.1 All amounts payable must be received before the commencement of the Course. Your place on the Course is not confirmed and we have no obligation to you until full payment is received.
3.2 A list of materials requested for each course will be provided in advance. Materials can be purchased by you according to the list we provide or upon your request by the School (you will be charged for this separately).
3.3 Fees can be paid by credit or debit card online. Payments in advance by phone, or in person are accepted. We accept cheques. All fees should be received at least five working days before the commencement of the Course.
3.4 Fees can be paid in advance by cash if payment is made in person.
Cancellation by you
3.5 In relation to cancellation of any course by you for any reason:

  • If cancellation by you occurs within 14 days after making your booking you are entitled to a full refund.
  • If cancellation by you occurs more than 14 days after making your booking and more than 30 days prior to the start of the course – we are willing to offer a transfer to a course on a different date of the same value (or put your fee towards a course of greater value if you pay the additional sum required). You will not be entitled to a refund.
  • If cancellation by you occurs less than 30 days prior to the start of the course, you will not be entitled to a refund nor will we offer a transfer of your booking or a credit note.

3.6 Friends and family may attend in your place for any Course providing we have been given 24hrs notice before the Course commences. You will need to provide us with the names and contact details of anyone attending in your place.
3.7 In the event of an illness (or family illness) preventing your attendance, we may, in our sole and absolute discretion, vary our cancellation policy and we may ask for documentary evidence in order to make this decision. Any refunds awarded at this stage will be subject to a EUR 50 administration fee.
3.8 Courses bought as gifts are subject to the same cancellation policy.
3.9 Any Courses purchased at a discount are subject to the same Terms and will be refunded to a maximum of the price paid.

4. Cancellation by us

4.1 We reserve the right to cancel any Course at any time subject to the student receiving by choice either a full refund, transfer to a course of the same value or a gift voucher to the same value. Please note that we will refund the cost of accommodation if booked with us, however we will not refund any costs of travel that you may have booked.
4.2 All our Courses have a minimum attendance level and may be cancelled if too few bookings are received.
4.3 We reserve the right to cancel your attendance on a Course at our sole and absolute discretion and provide you with a refund.

5. Your Conduct

If we in our sole and absolute discretion consider that you have behaved in an unacceptable manner then we reserve the right to require you to leave the course/event immediately. All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a reasonable manner and in accordance with our rules and regulations and to recognise that other students also require support and assistance.

6. Liability

6.1 We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; for breach of your legal rights in relation to the services including the right to receive services which are: as described and match information we provided to you; of satisfactory quality; fit for any particular purpose made known to us; supplied with reasonable skill and care.
6.2 You are advised not to bring any items of special value onto our premises or on field trips. We will not accept responsibility for the loss of any personal possessions.
6.3 We will not be liable for any loss suffered by you resulting from any course or event which is beyond our reasonable control including but not limited to acts of God, wars, riots, civil commotions, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rules, regulations or directions, accidents, breakdowns of plant or machinery, fires, floods, extreme weather, pandemics, epidemics or other outbreaks of disease or infection, or failure in the supply of electricity, heating, lighting or telecommunications equipment.
6.4 Transport, and accommodation arrangements outside accommodation offered by us, made by you with the respective providers of transport and accommodation are outside the terms of this Agreement and we exclude all liability in relation to your transport and accommodation arrangements including any costs that you might incur in the event of cancellation of a Course by you or by us.

7. Data Protection/Intellectual Property

7.1 We will only use the personal information you give us to help us provide Courses to inform you about similar Courses unless you tell us that you do not want to receive this information. We may sub-contract the provision of any element of our Website (including the hosting of our Website) and also the Provision of Courses to external persons and by accepting these Terms you consent to this use and storage of your data. We will not pass your data to any other third parties.

7.2 All rights title and interest in any copyright that is created in any works by you whilst on a Course will vest in you upon creation but you hereby grant a licence of such copyright and the right to use such works and further your name and image in any photograph taken by us or on our behalf or supplied by you to us for advertising purposes including without limitation on our website and in our brochures.

8. General

8.1 We reserve the right to make changes to or suspend any aspect of our Website or Courses from time to time.
8.2 You undertake and warrant that all the information that you supply in relation to the booking of any Course is correct and that the credit or debit card (or other means of payment) is your own. We reserve the right to obtain validation of your credit or debit cards. Any breach of this clause entitles us to cancel your booking on such Course without any refund at any time.
8.3 We make no representations whatsoever about any other websites which you may access through our Website or which may link to our Website. When you access any other website you understand that it is independent from us and that we have no control over the content or availability of that website. In addition, a link to any other website does not mean that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or the use of such a website and we shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by such link/website.
8.4 These Terms shall also apply to any person that is the recipient of a gift voucher or a person that attends a Course in substitution for the person that made the booking and references to “you” are deemed to include references to such attendee(s).
8.5 All notices should be sent to the contact details provided to you when you make a Course booking. All notices should be sent to us at Artform School of Art, Lower Village, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, Ireland or emailed to [email protected].
8.6 Notices will be deemed received when an e-mail is received in full (or else on the next business day if it is received on a weekend or a public holiday in the place of receipt) or on the date of receipt by us.
8.7 You agree to indemnify us in relation to any complaint or action taken against us by any third party as the result of your behaviour or actions whilst attending at a course or for any statements made or images posted on any site on the internet at any time. You further give your consent to the removal by us at any time and in our discretion of any content posted by you on our Website or any website or part of a website that is controlled by us and undertake to remove any posts made by you or material posted by you from any website immediately upon request by us without having to give a reason for such request.
8.8 No failure or delay by us in enforcing any of our rights under the Contract shall be deemed to be a waiver of such right.
8.9 The Terms are governed and construed in accordance with Irish law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.

9. Vouchers

9.1 Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash and are non-refundable.
9.2 Vouchers will be valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
9.3 Any remaining balance will be cancelled on expiry of the validity period.
ARTFORM Dunmore East School of Art, Lower Village, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, Ireland; [email protected]; + 353 (0) 87 7213146; www.artform.ie; @artformdunmoreeast