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Terms and Conditions

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before ordering any products from our site. You should understand that by ordering any of our services, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
Please print a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.

1. ABOUT US

www.curryacademy.co.uk is a site operated by The Lentil Soup Company trading as The Curry Academy. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 05921773 and with our registered office at Units 28-29, Colne Valley Business Park, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5Qg Our VAT number is 890541807.

2. SERVICE AVAILABILITY

Our Services are provided from our premises in Huddersfield or elsewhere in the United Kingdom (as indicated). All travel to the venue is your responsibility.

3. BASIS OF SALE

These terms and conditions only apply to our contracts with individuals. Terms for Corporate and Professional Development bookings will be available if mutually agreed.

Please check that the details in these terms and conditions and on the order are complete and accurate before you commit yourself to the Contract.

Please ensure that you read and understand these terms before you submit the order, because you will be bound by the terms once a contract comes into existence between us.

Any samples, drawings, descriptions or advertising we issue, and any descriptions or illustrations contained on our site, published solely to provide you with an approximate idea of the services they describe. They do not form part of the contract us or any other contract between you and us for the supply of the Services.

The order you make with us is an offer by you to enter into a binding contract. We are free to accept or decline at our absolute discretion.

The contract shall come into existence when we issue you with written acceptance of your order by email to the address you provide to us.

4. CANCELLATION AND COURSE TRANSFERS All course transfers are available subject to availability.

Where you have booked with a Gift Voucher or Voucher code, such as Groupon you may transfer your booking subject to availability but you will not be entitled to a refund. Any transfer or refund will be subject to the following charges:

More than 7 days notice:

If you cannot attend the course on which you have booked, but you can find someone else to take your place, this can be arranged at no extra charge.

If you cannot attend and we can fill your place, we will transfer you to a course of your choice or give you a full refund.

If you cannot attend and we can’t fill your place, we will transfer you to a course of your choice or give you a full refund.

All refunds and transfers are subject to an administration fee of £20.00 per person.

Less than 7 days notice:

If you cannot attend the course on which you have booked, but you can find someone else to take your place, this can be arranged at no extra charge.

If you cannot attend and we can fill your place, we will transfer you to a course of your choice. All transfers under 7 days notice are subject to an administration fee of £20.00 per person plus 15% of the course fee.

If you wish to cancel your place without transferring to another course you will lose your place and are not entitled to a refund.

Course Transfers

This applies to all course transfers. You will be provided with three alternative dates choices if you have transferred a course or course date. All course transfers must be within 30 days of the the original course. You will be allowed a maximum of three course transfers per booking, after three transfers we will cancel your booking and you will not be entitled to any refund.

5. QUALITY OF SERVICES

Unless we are prevented from doing so by a Force Majeure Event as defined in section 11 below we will provide services which:

(a) conform in all material respects with their description;
(b) are carried out with reasonable care and skill;
© are fit for any purpose we say the services are fit for, or for any purpose for which you use the services and about which you have informed us, or we could reasonably expect you to use the services; and
(d) comply with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements for supplying the services in the United Kingdom.

This warranty is in addition to your legal rights in relation to services which are not carried out with reasonable skill and care or which otherwise do not conform with these terms and conditions.

Section 6 applies to any replacement services we supply to you in the unlikely event that the original Services do not conform with the contract.

You must provide us, in sufficient time, with any information and instructions relating to the services that is or are necessary to enable us to provide the services in accordance with these provisions.

If you do not, or you provide us with incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate information or instructions, we may cancel the order by giving you written notice, or we may make an additional charge of a reasonable sum to cover any extra work that is required.

We are unable to guarantee that our premises are nut-free as nuts are used on site.

6. PROVISION OF SERVICES

We will supply the services to you on the date specified in the order.

We will make every effort to provide the services on time but there may be delays due to circumstances beyond our control. In this case we will complete the services as soon as reasonably possible.

We may have to suspend the services if there are technical problems, or to make improvements to the service. We will let you know in advance where this occurs, unless the problem is urgent or an emergency.

7. DEFECTIVE SERVICES

In the unlikely event that the services we provide do not conform with these terms, please let us know as soon as possible after we have carried them out. We will:

(a) provide you with a full or partial refund, depending on what is reasonable; or
(b) provide you with a gift voucher for another course.

These terms will also apply to any replacement services we supply to you.

8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The copyright, design right and all other intellectual property rights in any materials and other documents or items that we prepare or produce for you in connection with the services will belong to us absolutely.

You may not use the materials, documents or other items for any commercial purpose.

9 PRICE AND PAYMENT

The price of the services will be as set out on our Site. Prices are liable to change at any time, but price changes will not retrospectively affect orders that we have previously confirmed in writing.

Full payment is to be made at the time of booking. We accept payment by debit or credit card or by paypal. Any booking paid by cash or cheque will not be confirmed until the cheque/cash has been receipted or banked.

10 OUR LIABILITY

Our liability for losses you suffer as a result of us breaking the contract is limited to the purchase price of the services you purchased and any losses which are a foreseeable consequence of us breaking the agreement. Losses are foreseeable where they could be contemplated by you and us at the time your order is accepted by us.

This does not include or limit in any way our liability:

(a) For death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
(b) Under section 2(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 1987;
© For fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(d) For any deliberate breaches of the contract by us that would entitle you to terminate the contract between us.
(e) For any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude, our liability.

We are not responsible for the following losses where they are suffered by you in relation to a business:

(a) indirect or consequential loss
(b) loss of income or revenue
© loss of business
(d) loss of profits or contracts
(e) loss of anticipated savings
(f) loss of data, or
(g) waste of management or office time however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable; provided that this clause 13.3 shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property that fall within the terms of clause 13.1 or clause 13.2.

11. EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL
We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a contract that is caused by events outside our reasonable control (Force Majeure Event).

A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-occurrence, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes, in particular (without limitation), the following:

(a) Strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action.
(b) Civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war.
© Fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster.
(d) Impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.
(e) Impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks.
(f) The acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.

Our obligations under the contract are suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will extend the time to perform these obligations for the duration of that period. We will take reasonable steps to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under the contract can be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.

12 TRANSFER OF RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

The contract between you and us is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assigns.

You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of your rights or obligations arising under it, without our prior written consent.

We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the Contract.

13. COMMUNICATION

All further communication sent by you to us must be sent to The Curry Academy at bookings@thecurryacademy.co.uk. We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us in the order. Notice will be deemed received and properly served 24 hours after an e-mail is sent or three days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that the letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that the e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

14. GENERAL

If any court or competent authority decides that any of the provisions of the contract are invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, the term will, to that extent only, be severed from the remaining terms, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

A person who is not party to the contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with them under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

15. WAIVER

If We fail, at any time during the term of a contract, to insist that you perform any of your obligations under the contract, or if we do not exercise any of our rights or remedies to which are entitled, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations. If we do waive a default by you, that will not mean that we will automatically waive any subsequent default by you.

No waiver by us of any of these terms and conditions shall be effective unless we expressly say that it is a waiver and is communicated to you in writing in accordance with section 13.

16. OUR RIGHT TO VARY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time to reflect changes in market conditions affecting our business, changes in technology, changes in payment methods, changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and changes in our system’s capabilities.

You will be subject to the terms and conditions in force at the time that you order services from us, unless any change to these terms and conditions is required to be made in respect of existing orders by law or governmental authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you).

17. LAW AND JURISDICTION

Contracts for the purchase of services through our website and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by English law. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with such contracts or their formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

And privacy policy…

This policy (together with our website and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is The Lentil Soup Company Ltd, Huddersfield, HD7 5QG.

Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:

• Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site www.thecurryacademy.co.uk (“Our site”). This includes information provided at the time of signing up for our mailing list or placing an order.

• If you contact us, we will keep a record of that correspondence.

• Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders.

• Details of your visits to our site (including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise) and the resources that you access.

IP addresses and cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

• To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

• To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.

• To speed up your searches.

• To recognise you when you return to our site.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. [However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site.] Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.]

Where we store your personal data

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted [using SSL technology) by our secure payment providers (Sage Pay).

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

• To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

• To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

• To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.

• To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

• To notify you about changes to our service.

We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by post or telephone.

If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to selected third parties:

• In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

• If the Lentil Soup Company Ltd or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

• If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of website use or terms and conditions of supply and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Lentil Soup Company, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us at admin@thecurryacademy.co.uk.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our administrationcosts in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be emailed to admin@thecurryacademy.co.uk or alternatively contact us on 0844 884 8777. Thank you.