Terms and Conditions for all experience days & courses sold by Fens Falconry (the company).

 

By booking, attending and/or signing in for your experience day you are agreeing to these terms and conditions, copies of which are made available upon request, displayed at our entrance & can be downloaded from the website.

 

Attendance - Visitors on experience days may help themselves to one tea, coffee, hot chocolate or juice upon arrival free of charge. When signing into the visitors diary you are confirming your understanding and acceptance of these terms and conditions and agree to your details to be held in accordance with our privacy policy. A maximum of two spectators are allowed to accompany your group. Those attending on open days will be required to pay and admission fee on the door or, present a valid ticket upon arrival. Tickets cannot be transferred once validated and have no monetary value. Tickets cannot be refunded once purchased. Visitors will be requested to leave the site if the company or its employees or volunteers believe that their actions will put the birds, themselves or other visitors in danger or if a negative environment or experience is being had because of actions or inactions. 

Health & Safety - Please note that participants will be interacting with animals/birds of prey and even though they are in a captive environment they can be unpredictable and will behave the same as their wild counterparts. Due to this please ensure that you follow any instructions given to you by our staff members or volunteers. We cannot be held responsible for any injuries sustained as a result of failure to comply with theses instructions. Should you hear shouts of ‘fire’ whilst outside in the centre please gather at the assembly point. Should any member of public or participant show aggressive or dangerous behaviour and/or not adhere to instructions given by falconry staff or volunteers that could endanger the birds, staff or other members of the public, the company will ask the individual(s) involved to leave the premises and/or the police may be called if necessary.  

Payment - Payments made by credit or debit card are processed by PayPal and are subject to their terms and conditions. Payments can also be made by cash or direct bank transfer. Payment must be made in full before dates will be confirmed. 

Refunds - Any refunds will be returned to the paying debit or credit card, back to the issuing bank account or to the customer if paid in cash and will not go through any third parties, booking agencies/companies or other party of any kind. Once purchased there will be a 14 day period where you can have the cost refunded. After this time and/or once a date is booked we will not provide refunds. Refunds are not provided if bookings are cancelled by the company or the attendee due to inclement weather. Refunds are not given if visitors are asked to leave the site.

Discounts - Local business owners who’s premises are located within 20 miles of us (to be verified by checking website) can obtain a 15% discount on all experience day places for participants only. All military and emergency service personnel can receive a 15% discount on all experience day places for participants only, a institutional email address will be used to confirm. The provision of a discount is at the desecration of the member of staff taking the booking and discounts will not be added after a payment has been take. Anyone who has received a discount and should not have been entitled to it will be required to pay the remaining cost to the price advertised in order to attend the date booked.

Carers - Any visitors with needs that require carer support will be entitled to one half price spectator place.

Validity - Vouchers are useable by the person(s) named during booking and as such are not transferable. Your experience day must be booked and completed before the expiry of your invite or voucher as discussed in the experience day specific section below.

Cancellation - As the participants, you may reschedule the date of your experience day once so long as you provide 7 days or more  notice. The date rebooked must still be within the validity period as stated above. Cancellation with less than 7 days notice will require 25% of the total booking cost to be made in order to rebook which must also be within the validity period as stated above. The company may need to cancel a booking and should this occur you will be rebooked on a date of mutual convenience regardless of the validity period. Should this occur, the invites expiry date will be termed as the last day of the month in which it was rebooked. The same cancellation details occur as above. 

Infectious Diseases - Dependant on the time of year and recent disease outbreaks you may be required to dip your feet upon arrival and before leaving the centre to protect against transmittable diseases such as avian influenza. Please do not attend the centre if you have been in contact with any known or suspected cases of avian diseases (list available upon request). You will be held liable for company losses if you knowingly or recklessly put our birds at risk.

Age - Children under 5 years old are unable to attend the centre as they are uninsured to interact with our birds. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a participating adult or guardian. All children must be supervised at all times and it is the parent or guardians responsibility to ensure they follow the company or staff instructions. Under 5’s are admitted free of charge on open days but are unable to interact with the birds in any way.

Facilities - We have no disabled access or toilet facilities and nowhere for baby changing. Upon arrival tea, coffee, hot chocolate & squash is provided on all experience days but we do not have alternatives to caffeinated, cows milk products or sugar so please provide your own if you have any specific requirements. Further drinks may be purchased during or after the day at an additional cost.

Animals - You must not bring any animals with you on your experience day. Dogs (for example) left in cars will not be tolerated and guests may be asked to leave for the welfare of the animals and no refunds or rebooking opportunities given. Guide dogs are permitted but you must inform us prior to arrival. Due to their nature we cannot guarantee the availability or performance of any bird(s) and will not provide refunds or rebooking if we are unable to use the birds for any reason that may be of detriment to their freedoms as laid out in the Animal Welfare Act. We will endeavour to rearrange should inclement weather be forecast but we would also not undermine the birds welfare by exercising then when the weather has unpredictably become dangerous for them. We would not refund or rebook in that instance. 

Food - Food provided onsite is prepared by Loafers Sandwich Bar, Wisbech not the company. Any dietary requirements are passed onto them when placing an order so please ensure we are aware in good time. Sweets are also provided with funds going to charity. The company cannot be held liable to illnesses or allergies that occur from the ingestion of these foods although we would investigate this on your behalf. 

Photography - Photography is permitted but must be for personal use only unless expressly agreed in writing from the company.  Should any images be used commercially or for any financial gain then those earning from the images agree to pay the company 50% of all earnings from direct outcome of their use such as advertising for an event, entry into competitions etc. Photographs may be taken by the company, employees or volunteers throughout your attendance at Fens Falconry and we may use them for marketing purposes.  By attending your experience day or booking you agree to your image being used. If you do not want your images to be used please inform us upon your arrival. This also applies to adults attending with children.

Voucher Sites - Discounted vouchers will have a stated expiry date and must be booked as per the above validity and cancellation sections. We do not hold any funds until you have attended your experience day and so refunds can only be given by the issuing company. If you attend a day with an expired or otherwise invalid voucher then you will be required to pay our normal pricing in order to participate. Taster sessions purchased through voucher sites can be ‘topped up’ to a full bird of prey experience for £20 per participant. 

Bird of Prey Experience - Lasting 3 ½ hours and valid for 6 months (183 days) from the date of purchase. The cost is £50 per person to participate and you will join a group of up to 6 people. Participants must be 12 years or older on the date of attendance. Refunds are not given if participants are not over this age limit and unable to participate. A maximum of two spectators can join your group for £20 each. You will receive a photo of your group and some of our birds in a photo card to take away with you at the end of the day. No food is provided, picnics are welcomed. 

 

Taster Session - Lasting 1 ½ hours and valid for 1 year (365 days) as of the date of purchase. You can book onto any available date not shown as fully booked. The cost for this day is £30 before any discounts. You will join a group of up to 10 participants on this day. This experience is only available on Saturdays starting at either 11am or 3pm. One spectator per person will be allowed to accompany them for a cost of £10. Participants must be 8 years or older on the date of attendance. Refunds are not given if participants are not over this age limit and unable to participate. No food is provided, picnics are welcomed.

 

Private days - Lasting 5 hours and valid for use on the specific date booked only. The cost is £220 for either one of two people who can both participate in the flying and handling of the birds. Participants must be 12 years or older on the date of attendance. Refunds are not given if participants are not over this age limit and unable to participate. No spectators are able to attend. You will receive a photo of your group and some of our birds in a photo card to take away with you at the end of the day. A cold buffet lunch is provided on this day, this is not prepared by the company. Any dietary requirements or allergies must be clearly passed onto the company who will in turn place an order with Loafers Sandwich Bar with these requirements stated. 

 

Group bookings - Lasting 5 hours and valid for the date booked only. Any available date of mutual convenience can be used to accommodate a group booking. The cost for this day is £325 excluding lunch. A maximum of 15 people may attend a group booking. Participants must be 8 years or older on the date of attendance. Refunds are not given if participants are not over this age limit and unable to participate. No additional spectators above the maximum of 15 people may attend but, of those attending not everyone has to participate in the handling of the birds. Any dietary requirements or allergies must be clearly passes onto the company who will intern place an order with Loafers Sandwich Bar with these requirements stated. Lunch will be charged at an additional £50.

 

Raptor Awards Courses - The Keeping birds of prey course lasts 5 days from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and costs £400. The Training birds of prey course lasts 4 days from Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm and costs £320. No-one may accompany you on the day but, this could be run with more than one person if you would like to attend with a family member for example. No discounts would apply in this case. Following attendance on the Keeping birds of prey course you will be invited back approximately one month later for half a day on informal discussion to refresh and confirm your learnt knowledge - this is free of charge and unique to Fens Falconry. The course may be booked on a week of mutual convenience but there may be other activities running during this time. The course is run to Raptor Awards criteria as mapped to the International and Occupational Standards for bird of prey welfare. Following satisfactory completion of the course (submission of evidence/research and observation of practical activity) you will be presented with the Raptor Awards certificate. Fens falconry assessors reserve the right to fail students if they feel no satisfactory evidence has been provided to demonstrate competence in the award. No refunds will be made should this happen or there are any other circumstances that have prevented your completion of the course including but not limited to; illness, injury, . Your course will be run primarily by the principal assessor but elements will be demonstrated, but not assessed, by other members of staff. 

 

First Aid Courses - Our bird of prey specific medical courses are run as CPD events and are accredited for 5 ½ or 2 ½ hours of CPD by Raptor Awards CIC. The full day first aid course is mapped to some of the avian sections of the Diploma in Zoological Medicine issued by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. The first aid refresher is set out to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 of keepers to demonstrate competence. These courses are run in partnership with Toll Barn Veterinary Centre Ltd and are presented by Michael Willis MCPara, DipHE and Dr Faye Bethell BVetMEd, CertGP(ExAP), PgC(ZooMed), MRCVS. Course information will be up to date at the time of presenting to the best ability of the presenters. No liability can be held against Fens Falconry or Toll Barn Veterinary Centre Ltd should information be misused, miscommunicated or misinterpreted. The aim of these courses is to facilitate the best practice of emergency treatment and a specialist exotic or avian veterinarian should always be consulted before interventions carried out where possible. There are no age restrictions on these courses and certificates are issued to show attendance not competence. There are selected dates and locations advertised for these courses and as such tickets are not transferable. Nonattendance or cancellation will invalidate your ticket and no refunds can be given. 

 

Falconry Days - Our old experience days will no longer be running and so you are unable to purchase new invites/vouchers. Those with a valid invite will be able to book onto selected dates and will be subject to previous terms and conditions. Alternatively you can change over to one of our new styles of day. Those who have accepted our offer to switch to the bird of prey experience day will then be bound by the above terms where the valid from date will be the date of original purchase of the falconry day. 

 
Open day terms and conditions

By purchasing tickets to our open day you are agreeing to these terms and conditions, copies of which are made available upon request, displayed at our entrance & can be seen on the website.

 

Entry will be granted to those purchasing tickets at the door or to those who can produce a valid email confirmation of purchased tickets. Visitors will be requested to leave the site if the company or its employees or volunteers believe that their actions will put the birds, themselves or other visitors in danger or if a negative environment or experience is being had because of actions or inactions. You must stay behind barriers at all times. 

 

Prices - Adult prices are £6 and £4.50 for under 16’s. If purchased online the addition of food is £3.50. Food purchased on the day will be £5. 

Health & Safety - Please note that participants will be interacting with animals/birds of prey and even though they are in a captive environment they can be unpredictable and will behave the same as their wild counterparts. Due to this please ensure that you follow any instructions given to you by our staff members or volunteers. We cannot be held responsible for any injuries sustained as a result of failure to comply with theses instructions. Should you hear shouts of ‘fire’ whilst outside in the centre please gather at the assembly point. Should any member of public or participant show aggressive or dangerous behaviour and/or not adhere to instructions given by falconry staff or volunteers that could endanger the birds, staff or other members of the public, the company will ask the individual(s) involved to leave the premises and/or the police may be called if necessary.  

Payment & Refunds - Payments made by credit or debit card are processed by PayPal and are subject to their terms and conditions. Tickets bought online can be refunded up until the week before the open day and will be returned to the paying debit or credit card, if bought within the week of the open day they are not refundable. Tickets bought on the door for cash or card are not refundable. Refunds are not given if visitors are asked to leave the site.

Discounts - Local business owners who’s premises are located within 20 miles of us (to be verified by checking website or business cards) can obtain a 15% discount on entry with food. All military, NHS and emergency service personnel can receive a 15% discount on entry with food, an institutional email address or ID will be used to confirm. Anyone who has received a discount and should not have been entitled to it or whom cannot provide sufficient evidence/ID will be required to pay the remaining cost to the price advertised in order to enter. 

Infectious Diseases - Dependant on the time of year and recent disease outbreaks you may be required to dip your feet upon arrival and before leaving the centre to protect against transmittable diseases such as avian influenza. Please do not attend the centre if you have been in contact with any known or suspected cases of avian diseases (list available upon request). You will be held liable for company losses if you knowingly or recklessly put our birds at risk.

Age - Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. All children must be supervised at all times and it is the parent or guardians responsibility to ensure they follow the company or staff instructions. Under 5’s are admitted free of charge on open days but are unable to interact with the birds in any way.

Facilities - We have no disabled access or toilet facilities and nowhere for baby changing. Upon arrival tea, coffee, hot chocolate & squash is provided on all experience days but we do not have alternatives to caffeinated, cows milk products or sugar so please provide your own if you have any specific requirements. Further drinks may be purchased during or after the day at an additional cost.

Animals - You must not bring any animals with you on your experience day. Dogs (for example) left in cars will not be tolerated and guests may be asked to leave for the welfare of the animals and no refunds or rebooking opportunities given. Guide dogs are permitted but you must inform us prior to arrival. Due to their nature we cannot guarantee the availability or performance of any bird(s) and will not provide refunds or rebooking if we are unable to use the birds for any reason that may be of detriment to their freedoms as laid out in the Animal Welfare Act. We will endeavour to rearrange should inclement weather be forecast but we would also not undermine the birds welfare by exercising then when the weather has unpredictably become dangerous for them. We would not refund or rebook in that instance. Horses will be in attendance at some of our open days as you must comply with all instructions when viewing these or during their demonstration. No touching of any animal on site is allowed. 

Photography - Photography is permitted but must be for personal use only unless expressly agreed in writing from the company.  Should any images be used commercially or for any financial gain then those earning from the images agree to pay the company 50% of all earnings from direct outcome of their use such as advertising for an event, entry into competitions etc. Photographs may be taken by the company, employees or volunteers throughout your attendance at Fens Falconry and we may use them for marketing purposes.  By attending your experience day or booking you agree to your image being used. If you do not want your images to be used please inform us upon your arrival. This also applies to adults attending with children.

 
Website, newsletter & visitor privacy policy

By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.

 

M L Willis t/a Fens Falconry is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).

 

> What type of information do we collect?

 

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. We collect personally identifiable information. This is limited to name & email address when subscribed to our newsletter and names, email address, address, telephone number and dietary requirements when provided during experience day bookings.  Additionally, payment details (including credit card information) will only be kept until payments have been successfully processed and then they are securely destroyed. Any email correspondence may be kept on our servers and will include any information disclosed within. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page.  You will be asked to sign in upon your arrival at the centre. This sheet will be kept as a record of attendance. Communication Data that includes any communication that you send to us whether that be through the contact form on our website, through email, text, social media messaging, social media posting or any other communication that you send us. We process this data for the purposes of communicating with you, for record keeping and for the establishment, pursuance or defence of legal claims. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to reply to communications sent to us, to keep records and to establish, pursue or defend legal claims. Technical Data that includes data about your use of our website and online services such as your IP address, your login data, details about your browser, length of visit to pages on our website, page views and navigation paths, details about the number of times you use our website, time zone settings and other technology on the devices you use to access our website. The source of this data is from our analytics tracking system. We process this data to analyse your use of our website and other online services, to administer and protect our business and website, to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and to understand the effectiveness of our advertising.  Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our website and our business and to grow our business and to decide our marketing strategy. We may use Customer Data, User Data, Technical Data and Marketing Data to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you (including Facebook adverts or other display advertisements) and to measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve you. Our lawful ground for this processing is legitimate interests which is to grow our business. We may also use such data to send other marketing communications to you. Our lawful ground for this processing is either consent or legitimate interests (namely to grow our business). We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

 

 

> How do we collect information?

When you submit newsletter subscription on our website, we collect personal information you give us (name & email address). In this circumstance, your personal information will only be used to send out newsletters and new event information. This information is held by our website hosting service wix.com. Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.  Information provided by email, over the telephone or in person will be documented on a booking form which will be located in our offices. This information (except payment information) will be kept until your attendance at the selected experience day or until your invites is 6 months past its expiry date. Then they are securely destroyed. We will only use your information to contact you about the selected experience day you have booked on. Your attendance will be recorded on our booking in / T&C form. Your name, telephone number and dietary requirements will be kept in our annual diary.

 

> Why do we collect such personal information?

Only to inform you of either; updates to services, changes to the experience day, new newsletters or information about the business. We keep attendance records to ensure that we have a record of your arrival at the centre. This is to be able to prove that participants have arrived & when they came. Diary information is kept to enable quick contact with you regarding the experience day booked. 

> How do we communicate with you?

We will generally email you to discuss details about experience days. 

We may post our experience day invites but only if specifically requested by yourself.

We will only email you about newsletters and new events/services.

We may telephone you close to the date of your event or experience if the circumstances or details change. 

> How can you site withdraw your consent?

If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at info@fensfalconry.co.uk or send us mail to: Fens Falconry, Station Road, Wisbech St Mary, Cambs PE13 4RY. 

 

By using the unsubscribe tool on any email correspondence or if there ins’t one, by requesting so by return email.

 

> How do you use cookies and other tracking tools?

The following cookies are used by our website service.

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> Privacy policy updates

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

> Your legal rights

Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent. You can see more about these rights at:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/ If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at info@fensfalconry.co.uk. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive or refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response. We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you.

If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We should be grateful if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.

> Questions and your contact information

 

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at  info@fensfalconry.co.uk or send us mail to: Fens Falconry, Station  Road, Wisbech St Mary, Cambs PE13 4RY.

Quick Contact

Fens Falconry 

Station Road

Wisbech St Mary

Cambs

PE13 4RY

 

Tel: 01945 419 086

Email: info@fensfalconry.co.uk

 

Unfortunatly due to our location and setup we do not have any disable toilet facilities.

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