Terms and Conditions Blue Oyster Maritime Training

1) Telephone bookings will be held without deposit for a maximum of 24 hours.

2) RYA Sailing Courses 25% deposit. Deposits are non-refundable.

3) Balance is payable 6 weeks prior to embarkation. In the event of non-payment we reserve the right to resell the course; payments made will be reimbursed should the course be resold.

4) In the event of cancellation prior to the final balance being due only the deposit is forfeited. If cancellation after the date of final payment the client is liable to pay outstanding balance, should we be unable to re-let the space. At our discretion we may transfer the reservation to an acceptable alternative date.

5) We reserve the right to alter the published schedule or substitute an alternative vessel. If this is unacceptable to the client a full refund shall be made. No responsibility what so ever will be accepted for air fares or other costs.

6)The company shall not accept claims and shall not be liable at any time for claims or expenses caused by circumstances beyond its control including sickness, accident, travel delays, weather, strikes, war or civil unrest.

7) In the event of the company cancelling a charter or course we shall be liable only for refund of fees paid. No payment will be paid made for incidental costs.

8) No student or charterer shall bring aboard any contraband, drugs or any other substance or item without the prior knowledge or permission of the skipper.

9) A booking signifies acceptance of the company’s terms and conditions.

10) Mile building - miles and destinations cannot be guaranteed, we sail with the wind.

11) If your yacht is not able to start from the nominated base for weather or mechanical reasons you will need to make your way to the yacht at your own cost.

12) In the event a dispute is not settled by mutual agreement it is agreed that The British Law Society shall appoint an arbiter whose decision shall be final and that wherever the dispute occurred both the client and the company shall be governed by British Law.

13) If in the Opinion of the Skipper or Master of any vessels operated by Blue Oyster a student or customer is unfit to sail or participate in any course due to alcohol or drug related intoxication they will be removed from the vessel. The customer may rejoin the vessel with the Skippers permission and at their own cost in the case of an isolated incident.

14) If a student or customer demonstrates any unsociable behaviour towards other students or customers, or in any of the marina's that we visit towards staff or any other person, upon being given a final warning will be removed from the course. No refund will be given.

15) Whilst at Sea and in Marina, at Anchor or Mooring Buoy the Skipper/Master of the vessel has the authority of Blue Oyster Maritime Training to manage the crew, students and vessel accordingly in compliance with MCA Maritime Law and local bylaws. The Skipper/Masters decision is final.

Data Protection To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

Your name and email address will be entered on www.ryainteractive.org in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course.

Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of 6 months from the date of your course booking.

On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA's central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required. After one year from the date of your enrolment on the course, your user account will be removed from www.ryainteractive.org.

Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.

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