Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
including Cancellation, Amendment and Refund Policy, Participant Waiver
1. Services offered
1.1. Nothing like Nature provides guided forest therapy sessions and immersions in nature, comprising one or more of a slow wander, gentle physical, creative or sensory activities, and refreshments.
1.2. Services may be provided individually or within groups. Participants are advised to follow guide instructions within their own capability, which may mean making adjustments during the session.
1.3 Please get in contact with Nothing like Nature (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any queries or concerns, including suitability for participation, prior to booking.
2. Booking of services
2.1 All sessions with Nothing like Nature are booked online.
2.2 Bookings are valid after receipt of payment and booking forms, and the confirmation email received from the booking page or Nothing like Nature.
2.3 Individuals making a group booking are presumed to be acting with the approval of all other group members to act on their behalf, and all group members have reviewed the required documents.
2.4 We reserve the right to refuse to accept a booking based on the information revealed to us.
3. Inclusion and changes
3.1 Session inclusions are outlined on the offerings and on the booking page.
3.2 We reserve the right to make amendments to sessions to ensure participant safety and support session experiences. As sessions are conducted outdoors, factors including but not limited to, weather, walking tracks and area access may change, requiring amendments to sessions without prior notice.
4. Cancellations and Changes to Booking Policy
4.1 Cancellations and changes to booking date made by a participant may be subject to fees.
Booking fees are non-refundable.
4.2 Changes to booking dates can be made more than 48 hours before the start time of the Service. Change requests are subject to similar service availability and price changes.
4.3 Refund of 50% (excluding booking fee) will be made for cancellations made in writing more than 48 hours before the start time of the Service.
4.4 Refund of 100% (excluding booking fee) if event is postponed or cancelled by Nothing like Nature (e.g., due to extreme weather).
4.5 No refunds due to cancellations made 48 hours or less before the start time of the Service; cancellations are subject to a charge of the full cost of the Service.
4.6 Late arrivals and no shows are non-refundable and non-transferable.
4.7 Notification of cancellations or changes to booking date requests are to be made via email to email@example.com
5 Your Responsibility
5.1 Prior to booking, it is your responsibility to read the description of services and choose a walk or event within your ability (and anyone that may accompany you on family-friendly sessions).
5.2 Prior to booking, read these Terms of Conditions provided thoroughly, and advise us of any relevant health or medical conditions, personal access requirements or special dietary requirements at the time of booking.
5.3 For the session, it is your responsibility to bring water, wear suitable clothing and footwear for being outdoors.
5.4 For the session, you are responsible for your own conduct (and that of anyone aged under 18 years in your care that accompany you for family-friendly sessions) during the session, including following the directions and decisions of the guide.
5.5 You are responsible for anyone aged under 18 years in your care that accompanies you for family-friendly sessions.
5.6 You agree to indemnify Nothing like Nature against any liabilities you may incur.
6 Assumption of Risk
6.1 You acknowledge that sessions conducted by Nothing like Nature are in natural environments and carry risks greater than normal, including but not limited to weather conditions, track surfaces and potential remoteness from medical assistance; risks also include late arrival, or personal injury or illness.
6.2 You acknowledge that access to or within locations may be closed at times due to, but not limited to weather, alerts or maintenance, and may and locations may need to change or activities may vary.
7 Disclaimer, Release and Waiver of Liability
7.1 You agree that participation in the Services of Nothing like Nature is not medical treatment and will not necessarily result in a medical benefit to you.
7.2 You agree to not make any claim or seek any compensation from Nothing like Nature, its employees and representatives for any cost, liability, loss, injury or damage incurred or suffered by you as a result of your participation in our walks or events.
7.3 You hereby agree to release, indemnify, and discharge Nothing like Nature, on behalf of yourself, your spouse, your children, your parents, your heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate as follows:
7.3.1 You acknowledge that outdoor activities in natural areas entail unknown and unanticipated risks that could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to yourself, to property, or to third parties. You understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardising the essential qualities of the activity. The risks include, among other things: Slipping and falling; falling objects; water hazards; exhaustion; exposure to temperature and weather extremes which could cause hypothermia, hyperthermia (heat related illnesses), heat exhaustion, sunburn, dehydration; and exposure to potentially dangerous wild animals, insect bites, and hazardous plant life; accidents or illness can occur in remote places without medical facilities and emergency treatment or other services rendered; consumption of food or drink; equipment failure; improper lifting or carrying; your own physical condition, and the physical exertion associated with this activity.
7.3.2 You acknowledge that Nothing like Nature guides have complex, difficult roles to perform and while they seek safety, they are not infallible. They might be unaware of a participant's fitness or abilities. They might misjudge the weather or other environmental conditions. They may give incomplete warnings or instructions, incorrect information, and the equipment being used might malfunction.
7.3.3 You expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. Your participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and you elect to participate in spite of the risks.
7.3.4 You hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Nothing like Nature, from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected with your participation in this activity or your use of Nothing like Nature equipment or facilities, including any such claims which allege negligent acts or omissions of Nothing like Nature or the guide.
7.3.5 Should Nothing like Nature, the guide, or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur attorney's fees and costs to enforce this agreement, you agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.
7.3.6 You certify that you have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage you may cause or suffer while participating, or else agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage yourself, including but not limited to access to remote medical or evacuation services. You further certify that you are willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical condition you may have.
7.3.7 In the event that you file a lawsuit against Nothing like Nature, you agree to do so solely in the Melbourne Jurisdiction. You further agree that the substantive law of the State of Victoria shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of law rules of that state. You agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
7.3.8 You acknowledge that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged during your participation in this activity, you may be found by a court of law to have waived your right to maintain a lawsuit against Nothing like Nature, on the basis of any claim from which you have released them herein.
7.3.9 You acknowledge that you have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. You have read and understood it, and you agree to be bound by its terms.
7.4 You agree that Nothing Like Nature, the guide or anyone acting on their behalf may take photographs or videos of me and the group on this walk and use these photographs in promotional materials (e.g., social media, website, printed flyers, etc.). If not, you will inform the guide prior to the start of the walk.
8.1 All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD) and payment may only be made in Australian dollars unless otherwise specified.
9.1 If you have a difficulty or complaint during your event, please immediately raise it with your guide. We will endeavour to address any issue raised so you can enjoy your event.
9.2 If the problem cannot be resolved, contact Nothing like Nature immediately by email.
10.1 Nothing like Nature reserves the right to terminate access, refuse service, and/or terminate accounts at its discretion and at any time without notice.
11.1 The information contained within this website is provided by Nothing like Nature in good faith that the information is accurate, current and is represented in accordance with Australian law.
11.2 Nothing like Nature makes no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the operation of the website or the information, content and materials, including the currency, accuracy or completeness, of any content or any information provided by third parties, on or through the website.
11.3 Nothing like Nature will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this website, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.
11.4 Nothing like Nature does not guarantee that your access to the website or the functions contained within will be uninterrupted or error-free, that any errors will be corrected or that the website or the server is free of viruses, malicious computer code transmitted on or through the website or other harmful components.
12 Changes to the Terms and Conditions
12.1 Changes to the terms and conditions outlined can be made at the discretion of Nothing like Nature. Any changes will apply for services after the date and time of the change.
12.2 All rights not expressly granted in these Terms and Conditions are reserved.
13.1 If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, the practices of this website or your dealings with us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org