Terms and conditions

This website is owned and operated Almond Blossom Nature Connections, A.K.A. Sarah Almond. These Terms set forth the terms and conditions under which you may use my website and services as offered by me.

This website offers adoptive parents and prospective adopters the opportunity to book onto nature retreats, or to sign up to an ongoing subscription which gives access to online resources and a community, along with discounted tickets to my retreats.

By signing up to a Membership Plan and accessing or using the website or my services, you approve that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you have any questions or concerns about these terms, please write to me through the contact form on the homepage of this website.

Topics:

  • Requirements to create an account or attend a nature retreat

  • Key commercial terms

  • Cancellation of membership plans

  • User community provision

  • Right to suspend or cancel user accounts

  • Retention of right to change the offering

  • Ownership of intellectual property and copyrights

  • Indemnification

  • Limitation of liability

  • Right to change and modify terms

  • Preference of law and dispute resolution

  • Promotional emails and content

Requirements to create an account or attend a nature retreat

To sign up to my website as a paid member and/or attend one of my nature retreats, you must be either an adoptive parent or a prospective adopter and able to evidence this status, and possess the legal authority, right and freedom to enter into these Terms as a binding agreement. 


You are not allowed to use this website and/or receive services if doing so is prohibited in your country or under any law or regulation applicable to you, or if you are not an adoptive parent or a prospective adopter. 


If you do sign up for a membership or book onto a retreat and you do not meet the conditions, I reserve the right to cancel your membership or retreat ticket and return any funds paid before that point.

Key commercial terms

When buying a membership or a retreat ticket, you agree that: (i) you are responsible for reading the full item listing before making a commitment to buy it: (ii) you enter into a legally binding contract to purchase an item when you commit to buy an item and you complete the check-out payment process. See cancellation policy later in these terms for the conditions under which you can back out of your purchase and receive a refund.

The prices I charge for using my services, including memberships and retreat tickets, are on this website. I reserve the right to change my prices for products displayed at any time and to correct pricing errors that may inadvertently occur. However, if you are within a membership, the price you signed up to will be honoured until the point of your 12-month renewal, or until your 3- or 6-month gift memberships concludes.

The fee for the services and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the service, such as taxes and possible transaction fees, will be charged automatically to your payment method.

Cancellation of membership plans

If you would like to cancel your membership plan, you must inform me of your intention to cancel your membership at least seven (7) days before the next scheduled payment in your billing cycle to avoid being charged for the following month. 


Your annual Membership can be cancelled anytime after the first 3 months, because I consider that 3 months is the minimum time to experience the benefits of your membership and make an informed decision about cancelling. 


Should you decide to cancel an annual Membership, you can do this from the “My Account” section of your account. Your account access will then terminate at the end of that billing period.

Gift Memberships are refundable if a refund request is made within 1 week of purchase for 3-month Gift Memberships, or within 2 weeks of purchase for 6-month Gift Memberships. Beyond this point, Gift Memberships are not refundable or cancellable.


If you experience any issues cancelling your subscription, please notify me at sarah@almondblossomnature.co.uk with “Cancellation Request” in the subject line, or alternatively write to me through the contact form on the website. I am unable to process refunds if more than twenty-four (24) hours have elapsed since the renewal of your subscription.

User community provision

All users that join on a Membership will have a public profile that is visible to other site members, but not publicly available to visitors. The activity of members (such as their posts or comments) will be visible to other logged-in members of the website.


If you would like to opt out of the community element of the website at any point while still retaining access to the included nature retreats, please get in touch. If you would like to cancel completely, please refer to the cancellation policy above.

Right to suspend or cancel user accounts

I may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in my sole determination you violate any provision of these Terms or any applicable law or regulations, or are guilty of conduct on the site which I deem to be unacceptable. 


You may discontinue use and request to cancel your account and/or any services at any time. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, with respect to automatically renewed subscriptions to paid services, such subscriptions will be discontinued only upon the expiration of the respective period for which you have already made payment

Retention of right to change offering

I may, without prior notice, change the membership plans I offer, or the prices of plans or retreat tickets; stop providing the services or any features of the services I offer; or create limits for the services. I may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend access to the services without notice and liability for any reason, or for no reason.

Ownership of intellectual property and copyrights

The Service and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of Almond Blossom Nature Connections, A.K.A. Sarah Almond. 


Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works thereof.


By definition, it is not allowed to screenshot or share any members-only content on other platforms or mediums to non-paying members.

 

You recognize and agree that by uploading any content (including, but not limited to designs, images, animations, videos, audio files, fonts, logos, illustrations, compositions, artworks, interfaces, text and literary works) through any means to the website, you confirm that you own all the relevant rights or received the appropriate license to upload/transfer/send the content. You agree and consent that the uploaded/transferred content may be publicly displayed at the website.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold Almond Blossom Nature Connections, A.K.A. Sarah Almond, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against them by any third party due to, or arising out of, or in connection with your use of the website or any of the services offered on the website.

Limitation of liability

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Almond Blossom Nature Connections, A.K.A. Sarah Almond, be liable for any indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, arising out of or relating to the use of, or inability to use, the service.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Almond Blossom Nature Connections, A.K.A. Sarah Almond assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content; (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to or use of our service; and (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of my secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein.

Right to change and modify terms

I reserve the right to modify these terms from time to time at my sole discretion. Therefore, you should review this page periodically. When I change the Terms in a material manner, I will notify you that material changes have been made to the Terms.

 

Your continued use of the Website or my services after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future version of the Terms, do not use or access (or continue to access) the website or the service.

Preference of law and dispute resolution

These Terms, the rights and remedies provided hereunder, and any and all claims and disputes related hereto and/or to the services, shall be governed by, construed under and enforced in all respects solely and exclusively in accordance with the internal substantive laws of the United Kingdom, without respect to its conflict of laws principles.

 

Any and all such claims and disputes shall be brought in, and you hereby consent to them being decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in the United Kingdom. The application of the United Nations Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is hereby expressly excluded.

Promotional emails and content

You agree to receive from time to time promotional messages and materials from me, by mail, email or any other contact form you may provide me with (including your phone number for calls or text messages). If you don't want to receive such promotional materials or notices – please just notify me at any time.

Effective date details

These terms are effective as of the date 14/02/2022.

Customer support details & contact info

If you have any questions or concerns about these terms or any services you have received, please contact me at sarah@almondblossomnature.co.uk or through the contact form on my website, which can be reached using the button below.