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Terms and Conditions

 

Disclaimer

Botanical Bump complementary therapy and aromatherapy blending workshops are run by an experienced and practising midwife.  Whilst the workshops incorporate general pregnancy and birth information and advice drawing on midwifery expertise, experience and National guidance, the workshop leader is not insured outside of her NHS contract for clinical care and cannot under any circumstances provide any midwifery care or specific advice on individual pregnancies, conditions or plans of care.   If you have any queries about your personal health or current pregnancy you must contact your midwife, GP or the maternity advice line. 

 

Any complementary techniques taught at the workshops are ‘complementary’ to any medical or pregnancy advice or medication you have been given or prescribed by your care providers.  You are strongly advised that you should not use any remedies or techniques taught as a substitute rather than an addition to your care providers recommendations.   Any techniques or remedies taught should not be interpreted as medial advice or instruction. 

Prior to the workshop you will be asked to complete a confidential medical and pregnancy questionnaire and must complete this to the best of your knowledge. This will then be carefully reviewed before the workshop by the facilitator to ensure that she does not expose you to anything that is potentially harmful to you or your baby.  If you do not declare any known medical or pregnancy conditions the workshop facilitator cannot be held accountable if you become exposed to something that is contraindicated with your medical and pregnancy condition. 

Botanical bump workshops have been designed to include complementary therapy techniques and remedies that are evidence based or documented with anecdotal evidence and no known negative consequences.  However please be aware that rigorous research in the various complementary therapy methods and for use during pregnancy, labour and the period following birth is variable.  You will be advised of this with each remedy or technique which is taught.

Confidentiality & Privacy

Clients will be asked to provide details of their pregnancy and medical history prior to attendance at the workshop.  Any client details will not be discussed with anyone other than the client unless the client is under the age of 18 and attends with a parent, guardian or care worker.

Medical and pregnancy details will be requested via a secure google forms platform.  Following booking in your confirmation email you will be given a unique code to input on the form so you do not have to enter your name and the data will be unidentifiable to anyone except the facilitator of the Botanical Bump workshop   The transmission of data from google forms uses SSL to encrypt the unidentifiable data during transport. Unique codes will be held on a secure password protected database which only the workshop facilitator has access to.

By completing the electronic medical and pregnancy questionnaire the client gives permission for the workshop facilitator to view and hold records and data about them. 

Personal information will never be shared with any third parties.

Products

During the workshop you will make your own products for use in pregnancy and labour.   You are required to complete a comprehensive medical and pregnancy questionnaire prior to the workshop as part of this questionnaire you are asked if you have any known allergies.  The facilitator will carefully scrutinise your provided records and advise on safe and appropriate and beneficial essential oil choice to the best of her knowledge. As you are making the oils you will be aware of the exact contents and a record of all of the ingredients you have used in your products will be kept in case you have a reaction to the products made.  If you think a product you have made may be causing you harm or you are having an allergic reaction to it please discontinue use immediately. 

 

In the unlikely event of you having a prolonged or serious reaction to a product please contact your GP for advice. 

Training Materials

You will receive electronic PDF handouts following the workshop for your reference, these are for general guidance and not instruction and should not be shared with any other pregnant person whose suitability for use of these techniques/remedies has not been assessed by the workshop facilitator.  All training material is owned by Botanical Bump.

Booking

Full payment is required at or following booking. 

 

Payment

Preferred payment method is via online bank transfer to: Botanical Bump: Sort Code: 401725 Account Number: 51653156 (HSBC).  In the payment reference box please put the name you have booked under.

 

Alternative payment method: Via WIX payments via my website with a debit or credit card.

 

Once payment has been received you will be sent a confirmation email

 

Cancellations and Refunds

You may cancel your booked workshop at any time by advising Botanical Bump of your cancellation by email, letter or phone.  The cancellation of your course will be acknowledged by email within 7 days.

If you cancel more than six weeks before your workshop date and have paid in full you will be refunded £45. 

 

If you cancel between 4 and 6 weeks before your workshop date and have paid in full you will be refunded £25. 

 

If you cancel less than 4 weeks before your course no refund will be given as costs will have already been incurred.  You are welcome to sell your place on yourself, but you must inform Botanical Bump and a new booking form and medical and pregnancy questionnaire must be completed by the attendee 3 days prior to the workshop date.

If you miss the workshop for medical reasons, please get in touch and Botanical Bump will try to accommodate you at another workshop.   Unfortunately, as costs will have be incurred and your place will not be able to be sold on at short notice no refund will be given. 

 

Botanical Bump requires a minimum number of participants to run the workshops.  In the unfortunate circumstance the minimum number is not reached Botanical Bump reserves the right to cancel and reschedule the workshop.  If the revised date and venue is not suitable then a full refund will be given.

If after reviewing a medical and pregnancy questionnaire Botanical Bump deem the content of the workshop and materials that will be used during the workshop to be inappropriate or pose a risk to either mother or baby, Botanical Bump has the right cancel the place on the workshop.  In this incidence the client will be informed as soon as possible and will be offered a refund if the medical and pregnancy questionnaire was completed within 7 days of the booking being made.

 

Unforeseen Circumstances

In the unlikely and unfortunate event that a workshop must be cancelled and rescheduled you will be given as much notice as possible.  If you cannot make the revised date and venue a full refund will be given.

 

Loss, damage & injury

Botanical bump cannot accept responsibility for liability for any loss, damage or injury to a person or property that occurs either during or a result of attendance at the workshop.  You are advised to take care of any personal property and possessions that you bring with you to the workshop. 

Inappropriate Behaviour

Botanical Bump has the right to ask a client to leave the workshop if their behaviour is inappropriate and disruptive during the workshop or the facilitator deems the client to be intoxicated.

Botanical Bump reserves the right to decline any application to attend an advertised workshop. 

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are only valid for one use

 

Gift vouchers are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.

When purchasing a gift voucher, a provisional date for workshop can be booked but the booking must be confirmed or transferred to an alternative date as soon as possible.

Refunds are not available for gift vouchers already paid and provided, unless the workshop facilitator deems the content of the session to be inappropriate for the individual recipient of the gift voucher or has concerns that the materials used during the session poses risk to the mother or baby.

Feedback

Individuals feedback from the session’s workshops may be published on the Botanical Bump website or promotional material with permission of the author.

Photographs

The workshop facilitator may ask to take photographs during the session which will subsequently be used on the Botanical Bump Website or Social Media.  They will only be displayed with consent of the people in the photographs. Please make it clear if you do not wish to be included in photographs.

 

Photograph consent may be obtained verbally or in writing.

 

Young Clients

Client’s under the age of 18 attending the workshop must be accompanied by an adult                                                                            

If the client is under the age of 18, a parent, guardian tor care provider must co-sign the client’s pregnancy and medical questionnaire.

Complaints Procedure

If a client wishes to make a complaint about a Botanical Bump workshop attended this must be emailed to botanicalbump@gmail.com.  Complaints must include the date, location and details for the complaint.  All complaints will be taken very seriously, and a written response will be provided within 28 days.

 

Insurance

Botanical bump has private indemnity insurance                                                

The midwife facilitating the Botanical Bump workshop has Medical Malpractice Insurance provided by the Royal College of Midwives.

 

Intellectual Property

The Botanical Bump logo, brand, handouts and all other intellectual property is protected by intellectual property law. 

 

Modifications:

Modifications to the price of the workshops are subject to change without notice.  For anyone who has paid a deposit the price of the advertised workshop at the time of boking will be honoured.                                                                                                                                       

Content of the workshops may be modified in response to feedback received. 

 

Botanical Bumps Website will be kept updated and is subject to changes. 

 

Prize Draws

From time to time competitions will be run by Botanical Bump on the Botanical Bump Social Media sites. They will have specific terms and conditions which can be referred to on their respective page. The winner of the prize draw will be randomly selected on the date advertised.