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10 September 2014

Please note that each booking constitutes a legally binding contract whereby you make a commitment to the College, which must be honoured by you.
 
Students must make their own arrangements in respect of insuring for cancellations as we cannot be held responsible for cancellations fees of flights, other accommodation or similar travel expenses.
 
Overseas Students attending the college must provide their own adapter plugs for electrical items that are compatible with the UK Electricity supply.
 
1. Deposits
 
a
A deposit of £75 per person (which amount may be subject to change from time to time) is required to confirm each booking.
 
b
Deposits are not refundable/returnable.
 
1. Transfers of Deposits
 
a
These will only be allowed up to ten weeks prior to the commencement of the course for which they have been paid and are subject to availability of places on the course to which a transfer is requested. Transfers cannot be carried forward for more than three months, unless extenuating circumstances apply.
 
b
An administration charge of £30 per person (which amount may be subject to change from time to time) will be payable at the time of transfer. Only one transfer will be permitted.
 
c
Transfers cannot be made in respect of any other courses run at the College by organisations other than the College itself.
 
 
3. Accommodation Charges and Course Fee Payments
  a
Most weeks carry a special Course Fee in addition to the accommodation and board charges. Course Fees charged by the College appear in the College Programme Brochure; those charged by others organising Courses at the College will be advised at the time of booking.
  b
Accommodation charges and Course Fees become due upon booking and MUST be paid in FULL at least 40 DAYS before the date each Course begins (or upon booking if within 40 days of commencement of a Course). If full payment has not been received at the expiration of 14 days from the commencement of this 40 day period (i.e. within 40 days of the Course start date) the booking will be deemed cancelled. If you have not paid in accordance with this provision, please check with Reception before commencing your journey in order to verify whether or not accommodation and Course place(s) may still be available for you. It is your obligation to ensure that you comply with this requirement, not the duty of the College to issue reminders.
  c

Overseas students may pay directly into the College bank account QUOTING THEIR INITIAL DEPOSIT RECEIPT NUMBER, and separately advising us that payment has thus been made. However, this may incur additional bank charges, which will be payable by you to the College on arrival. The bank Account details are:-
                        Account No: 67699618  Sort Code: 60-02-36
                        SNU - Arthur Findlay College,
                        NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK,
                        BISHOPS STORTFORD,
                        ESSEX, ENGLAND

BIC NWBKGB2L

IBAN GB62NWBK60023667699618

  d
Payment may be made by cash, cheque, or (for payments of £25 or more) credit, debit or charge card (VISA, MASTERCARD, DELTA OR SWITCH). If paying by credit, debit or charge card, please quote the card type and number and its expiry date. A charge of 2% per transaction will be made in respect of each credit card transactions. There is no fee for debit card payments.
  e
Where a deposit has been paid by credit, debit or charge card, the balance due will be debited to that same card 40 days before the Course commencement date without further reference to the cardholder, provided the card is still valid. Please note that the College does not accept Euros.
  f
The up-to-date Tariff charges at the time of printing are incorporated in the printed College Programme. These charges (and any promotional offers) are subject to change and at the discretion of the College; bookings are accepted on the understanding that the Tariff will be that ruling at the time of booking.
  g
VAT will be charged where appropriate at the current rate.
  h
Rooms are allocated at the discretion of the College.
  i
Requesting room moves will incur a fee of £10.00 per person to cover the linen change.
 
4. Cancellation
  a
In the event of cancellation (other than by the College) of any   booking, the College will make the following cancellation charges:
   
Number of days before Course starts:
Cancellation Charge:
   
More than 30 days
Deposit only
   
21 to 30 days
50% of total price
   
11 to 20 days
75% of total price
   
10 days or less
100% of total price
  b
The College reserves the right to refuse or cancel a booking without explanation and to refund any deposit or other payment made.
  c
Courses with less than 10 students may be cancelled.
 
5. Dietary Arrangements
 
a
The accommodation charges include the provision by the College of its standard or vegetarian meals only, in accordance with the scheduled daily menu (the college does not provide a-la-carte meals). Please check with the College management if advice is required.
 
b
Any occasional variation from the scheduled daily menu may be provided upon request but must be agreed at the time of booking.
Special diets are catered for at the discretion of the College catering staff and subject to availability of any suitable alternative; this will carry a surcharge of £30.00. Additional charges are made to cover any additional foods that may be needed but in all cases are charged due to the increased kitchen staffing needed to prepare special diets. The list of special diets is not exhaustive but include; Vegans, Gluten Free, Celiac's.
Students with food allergies will be charged a supplement of £40.00 per person.
 
6. Smoking
   
Smoking is only permitted in the grounds.
 
7. Disclaimers
  a

The College accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for visitors' money, clothing, documents, valuables or other items or belongings. Cars parked in the car park are at the owner's own risk.

  b
Subject to errors and omissions, the Tutors and Course Organisers listed are correct at the time of printing. However, these may be subject to change if necessary without notice, for which the College cannot be held responsible or liable.
  c

The opinions expressed by individual Tutors, etc. at the College are not necessarily representative of College policy nor of views held by the College itself.

  d
Certificates issued by outside bodies are not recognised by the Arthur Findlay College.
 
8. Private Sittings
  a
Please note that if you are dissatisfied with your sitting you must tell the Medium so at the time. The Medium will then escort you to Reception for a refund. Later complaints cannot be accepted.
  b
Recording of Sittings Policy:
We are committed to provide the opportunity to our students to enjoy a private readings from the tutors, however we are not obligated to record your sitting.
 
Therefore we would suggest, if you request your sitting to be recorded for your future reference, please bring your own equipment. You are welcome to record your own sitting with the permission of the Medium.
 
If you are able to borrow one of the college recorders, in all cases, we cannot accept any liability for any equipment that malfunctions or does not record. College equipment is limited so please do not reply on recorders being available to you.
 
 
9. Other Terms, Conditions and Notices
  a

Unless otherwise specified, rooms become available from 3pm on the day of  arrival, although the Course will not usually commence until 4.30pm or after evening dinner on that day. Accordingly, unless otherwise specified, students are advised to try to arrange their arrival at the College after 3pm on the first day of the Course.
Rooms must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure irrespective of the Course finishing time and the College by 11am or shortly after termination of the Course if later.

  b
Breakfast (which is usually buffet-style) is normally served between 8am - 8.30am. Lunch (which may be buffet-style) is normally served at 1pm. Dinner (which may be buffet-style) is usually served at 6pm. The College reserves the right to change meal-times from time to time without being held responsible or liable. Save by prior arrangement (and the discretion of the College) meals cannot be provided outside the College's normal mealtimes.
  c

No private sittings, circles, sťances, demonstrations, groups, workshops, talks, lectures, healing, complementary therapies or similar activities are allowed to take place within the College or its precincts unless under the direct control and supervision of one or more of the Tutors working on the Course.

  d
No cameras or other filming video, audio recording equipment are to be used in the College or its precincts, without prior permission in writing from the General Manager. The content of all audio and visual recordings remains the copyright of the College and may not be used for public or commercial purposes. Any public use, whether or not for gain, will constitute a breach of the Copyright Laws.
  e
No person is allowed to promote, advertise, offer or sell goods or services in the College or its precincts.
  f
We regret the visitors' pets cannot be permitted.
  g
We regret that caravans and tents used for sleeping purposes cannot be permitted in the College grounds.
  h
The General Manager has the right to refuse admission to the College or any part of it, at any time, or to require any person to leave any part of the College or the College grounds, at any time, without having to give a reason why. Visitors to the College must report to Reception at all times.
  i
Damages to college property including soiled linen and towels will have to be paid for by you and will be debited from your credit card. In the event that you do not report any damages, this may result in you being prohibited from attending the college.
  j
Theft of College Property is a criminal offence, students suspected of theft will be asked to leave, immediately banned and may involve the police. We reserve the right to recover the cost of missing items by debiting your credit/debit card.
  k
It is not permitted to consume your own alcohol in the college.
 
10. Customer Service Guarantee
   

Providing a high level of customer service satisfaction is the main ethos at The Arthur Findlay College and we endeavour to provide a quality service to all our clients. However, we do recognise that from time to time issues can arise which may leave you feeling dissatisfied with the level of service you have received. Under these circumstances, we ask that you put your complaint in writing and send it to the Arthur Findlay College Committee Secretary, Stansted Hall, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8UD. Your complaint will then be dealt with    either by the AFC Committee or the SNU Arbitration Committee, whichever is appropriate. Rest assured that all complaints will be acknowledged and dealt with at our earliest opportunity. Please be assured that any concerns will be treated with due consideration and confidentiality as swiftly as possible.

 
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For Information on how to apply for Individual Membership of the Spiritualists' National Union, please write to the following address (enclosing a stamped addressed envelope): The General Secretary, The Spiritualists' National Union, 'Redwoods', Stansted Hall, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8UD.  Tel. 0845 4580768.

   
Visits to the Spiritualists' National Union Offices (at 'Redwoods' as above) may only be made between the hours of 9.30am and 12.30pm and 2.00pm and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Access during these times is for general enquiries at, or to purchase items from the office.
 
12. Disabled Access
   

Due to the historic nature of the building wheelchair/disabled access and other facilities are regrettably limited. If you require disabled access or other disabled facilities please check with us before making the booking.
We accept your reservation on the basis that you have informed us in writing about any disability you have, as well as other conditions such as allergies, epilepsy, asthma and diabetes, or any reason that could make it unwise for you to stay at the College. It is essential that you provide full information on these aspects at the time of making your reservation. The College does not provide a carer service.

 
13. Young Persons
  a

Young Persons under 18 years of age are not permitted on any residential Course unless the Course has been specifically designed or it is considered suitable for them.

  b
Any young person under the age of 18 attending the College must be accompanied, looked after and controlled by a parent or guardian at all times. The College cannot accept any responsibility or liability for their safety and welfare.
 
14. Accreditation
   

The College does not provide any form of Accreditation in respect of students attending any of its Courses.