Course Terms & Conditions

Booking
The full amount is payable at the time of booking a course or workshop to confirm a place. Booking forms must be completed by parents/carers attending any Birth Instinct course before the start of the course. It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to inform the instructor of any changes to the consent form or circumstances appropriate to your attendance on a weekly basis.

Cancellation
If you cancel a pre-booked course or workshop giving 4 or more weeks' notice of the start of the course or workshop, a full refund will be given.
Cancellation within 4 weeks of the course start date or withdrawing during a course is classed as a cancellation and no refund will be given for remaining classes unless the course is full and your place can be filled. The only exception to this is for hypnobirthing courses if your baby arrives before the course start or private session commences in which case 90% of the fee paid will be repaid promptly.
Birth Instinct reserves the right to cancel a course/workshop if there is a problem with delivery of the course. In the event of cancellation made by Birth Instinct a proportional refund will be given for the cancelled part.

Absence during a course
Refunds/discounts are not given for sessions missed within a course. However, the teacher will make every effort to ensure you recap the content of the missed session during the remainder of the course or send you information to help you catch up.

Intellectual property
Any recording or written material included as part of this course and all rights worldwide (including Intellectual Property Rights) relating thereto respectively are the sole property of Kirsty Fernandez, Birth Instinct Ltd, or others from whom such rights may be derived (whether or not protected by trademark and copyright laws) and may not be used other than for the personal use of the participant without obtaining prior written permission. The participant agrees not to record the course or any part thereof.

Photographs
Photographs will only be taken of you and your baby if you have agreed by signing the consent. Any photographs taken in the classes will be used for advertising and marketing purposes only. We will never take photographs of your baby during massage when they are naked, only when they are wearing a nappy and/or clothes and only if you have given your consent. Parents are permitted to take photographs only of their child during classes.

Data Protection
The participant also agrees that Kirsty Fernandez, Birth Instinct Ltd shall hold your details on file and on computer and, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, you are able to view your individual file by giving not less than seven days' written notice.

Disclaimer
Using Hypnobirthing techniques is not a substitute for the advice of or the presence during birth or any part of pregnancy or labour of a qualified medical practitioner, midwife or obstetrician. It does not represent in fact or otherwise an alternative to appropriate medical care or for professional medical advice in any way shape or form. Any questions or doubts that you have about the use of Hypnobirthing by you or any third party in any part should be discussed by you with your medical caregiver and the safety of or the appropriateness of this programme to you or any third party whom you represent be confirmed with your medical care giver prior to undertaking the programme. Kirsty Fernandez, Birth Instinct Ltd, its instructors or its representatives accept no responsibility for the inappropriate use of Hypnobirthing techniques or complications or harm to any third party resulting from the use of Hypnobirthing techniques as a substitute for medical advice. Hypnobirthing is intended solely as an 'aid' to 'help' increase the comfort of labour and birth and is not in any way a guarantee or promise of expected, imagined or actual outcome of the labour or birth in any way shape or form. Participation in Hypnobirthing classes or a private session in any part or in total by any person or third party is undertaken with the understanding by any persons or third party that no litigtion or legal action whatsoever will be initiated or that no form of compensation or reimbursement or refund will be claimed or applied for at any time now or in the future against Kirsty Fernandez, Birth Instinct Ltd, its instructors, or its representatives under any circumstances whatsoever.

Agreement
Birth Instinct Ltd registered in England under Company No. 08268756
Registered address: 7 Kettering Close, Reading RG31 7DF
Any booking of a Birth Instinct Hypnobirthing course or baby massage course or private session assumes full and informed compliance to and agreement with all of these terms and conditions of sale. In the event of a dispute, English law pertains.