Registration and Cancellation Policies

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Deposits and Payments

  • A nonrefundable deposit of 50% or as stated in the workshop description or full payment confirms your space on a workshop.
  • Full payment is required at booking to reserve your time slot during a sitting.
  • Workshops and sittings are not considered booked until I receive either the required nonrefundable deposit or the full payment.
  • The final payment for workshops are due 30 days before the workshop’s start date.

Note: Workshops run through the North House Folk School or the Grand Marais Art Colony have different cancellation policies. When you register ask about it.

Travel Insurance and Travel Expenses

Bryan Hansel Photography is not responsible for reimbursement of any travel or other expenses related to a workshop cancellation, such as but not limited to nonrefundable or refundable airline tickets, hotel rooms, workshop fees or other travel expenses or expenses. Bryan Hansel Photography is also not responsible for events that prevent you from arriving at the workshop, such as but not limited to weather events, canceled flights, government shutdowns or other foreseen or unforeseen events and circumstances. Bryan Hansel Photography reserves to right to cancel any workshop. I highly recommend purchasing travel insurance both for all the travel plans and for the workshop fee. You can purchase trip cancellation insurance for as little as $40. Use a site like insuremytrip.com to compare plans against one another.

Multi-day Workshop Cancellation Policy

Prior to 30 days before the workshop:

  • If you paid the full amount, everything but the nonrefundable deposit is refunded.
  • If your space is NOT filled, the deposit is forfeited.
  • If the space is filled, the nonrefundable deposit can be applied to another class taken within a year of the original workshop date.

Thirty or fewer days before the workshop:

  • If your space is NOT filled, the entire workshop fee is forfeited.
  • If your space is filled, you’ll receive a refund minus the nonrefundable deposit.
  • If the space is filled, the nonrefundable deposit can be applied to another class taken within a year of the original workshop date.

Workshops go out in all weather conditions such as but not limited to rain, snow, sleet, cool temperatures, hot temperatures or fog. Bad weather is not a reason for cancellation.

Bryan Hansel Photography reserves the right to cancel any workshop. If I cancel the workshop, I’ll do everything I can to reschedule, but if I’m unable to accommodate you, you are eligible for a full refund. Refunds may take up to 4 to 6 weeks to process. Bryan Hansel Photography is not responsible for reimbursement of nonrefundable airline tickets or other travel expenses in the event of a workshop cancellation. I highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

One-on-one and Private Workshop Cancellation Policy

  • You may cancel a one-on-one and private workshops up to 15 days before the trip and receive a refund minus a 50% deposit.
  • Any cancellations with less than 15 days of advanced notice are nonrefundable.

The weather around Lake Superior is dynamic, and if I determine it’s too bad, we may change locations or reschedule. Workshops go out in all weather conditions. I’ll do everything we can to reschedule a workshop that I cancel, but if I’m unable to accommodate you, you are eligible for a full refund. Refunds may take up to 4 to 6 weeks to process. Bryan Hansel Photography is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets or other travel expenses in the event of a workshop cancellation. I highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Sitting Cancellation Policy

  • You may cancel a sitting up to 10 days before the scheduled date and receive a refund minus $75.
  • Any cancellations with less than 10 days of advanced notice are nonrefundable.

The weather around Lake Superior is dynamic, and if I determine it’s too bad, we may change locations or reschedule. I’ll do everything we can to reschedule a sitting that I cancel, but if I’m unable to accommodate you, you are eligible for a full refund. Refunds may take up to 4 to 6 weeks to process. Bryan Hansel Photography is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets or other travel expenses in the event of a workshop cancellation. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Government Shutdowns

In the event of a government shutdown that prevents the workshop from visiting any federal lands, I will do my best to find state and local alternatives in the area. Refunds are not available in the event that the government has a shutdown. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment in the event of a shutdown.

Fitness and Medical

You are responsible for determining your fitness for any trip. If you have any medical conditions that require regular treatment or that is affected by activity, weather, foods, natural conditions, you must notify me in advance of the trip. Medical disclosure forms are available upon request. Please, understand, that Bryan Hansel Photography assumes no liability for medical care. Bryan Hansel Photography makes the ultimate determination of your fitness to embark upon or to continue a trip. Medical conditions are not considered exceptions to the cancellation policy. Bryan Hansel Photography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Changes to the Registration and Cancellation Policies

The content of these policies may be altered at any time, at our discretion.

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