Terms & Conditions

Legal disclaimer & terms of service

By scheduling &/or paying for any service offered through this website &/or communicating with Nina Fotara by any means you are attesting that you have read and understood this legal disclaimer and these terms of service. Further, you attest that you understand and willingly enter into, agree with and accept the following:

  1. These Terms and Conditions & Legal Disclaimer covers Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness)
  2. Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) accepts no liability and/or responsibility for any actions and/or decisions any client chooses to take or make based on his/her consultation with Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) and/or any of her websites.
  3. You agree to absolutely indemnify and hold harmless Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) and any of her websites, their heirs, relatives, agents or assignees in perpetuity and throughout all known and unknown universes.
  4. Copyright and confidentiality laws apply. You agree you will not publish, display, share, distribute and/or archive any material, photo, content, etc. without express written permission from Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness), Owner and Publisher.
  5. You may share my content and videos on appropriate social media outlets as long as appropriate attribution is given. For permission to share my content on other venues please contact me.
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  7. You fully understand and of your own free will, choose to enter into this disclaimer and terms of service agreement prior to booking / engagement of services or communications.

Terms & Conditions as follows:

Terms and Conditions of Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness)

  1. The terms and conditions are in effect as soon as you sign up for any service offered or merchandise bought from Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness)
  2. Signing-up

You can sign up through email or via our website. No telephone or spoken sign-ups are possible.

  • You can pay Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) via online booking, bank transfer, cheque or cash. The sign-up means you are bound to these terms and conditions.
  • After signing up you will receive a confirmation via email.
  • The payee/client is agreeing to communication via e-mail and therefore storing the e-mail address with Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness). For the purposes of this Acquity is used as our booking system and payments will be taken via Square.
  • Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) will not keep your payment details or use them for anything other than to process your booking.
  • The sign-up is – unless informed through writing – for one team consisting of one person and one dog. Every spectator must sign up and will be charged as such.
  • The extent of the performance and content of the offerings of Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) will be as advertised for the specific workshop/course on the website. Travel cost, accommodation and food/drinks are not included, unless you are specifically told otherwise in writing.
  • Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) is allowed to refuse the participation to anyone without having to give a reason.

3. Payment

With signing-up for any services provided by Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness), payment is expected immediately. If not done so, Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) reserves the right to refuse participation in the service you have signed up for. In addition, until fully paid for no place is confirmed and therefore can be open to others taking that place if they agree, sign up and pay first.

Fees and prices are subject to change without notice. Price at time of booking applies.

All services/courses/workshops must be prepaid. No admittance will be allowed unless the course fee has been paid in full. If you wish to pay in cash, please email us for details.

4. Participants

It´s “first come first serve”. Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event/service. The number of participants is limited unless listed differently.

5. Cancellation policy

The cancellation fee for any service, course, class, 121, event or any other such thing organised by Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) is 100%, unless the space can be otherwise assigned.

In case of the participant or the participants´ dog becomes ill, so that they cannot take part in the event/service, you have to show a doctors or licensed veterinarian note stating such. Only up receipt of doctors or licensed veterinarian note will you then be signed up for the next possible course to make up for the one you could not attend.

Alternatively, you can find a suitable/acceptable replacement for you and your dog and the participation fee will then be refunded in full.

​6. Participation rules – Mantrailing specific

Any participant is required to have a harness and a long lead on their dog. You will not be allowed to participate if you want to put the long lead on a collar and refuse to put a harness on your dog.

​7. Behaviour in and around the training areas

You have to follow the guidelines of the trainers of Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness).

No dog is to be allowed off lead at any venue or any event held by or taught by Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) unless it has been directed so by Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) or one of her instructors.

Dogs must be on lead if not worked, unless the trainer gives consent that you can walk your dog off-lead in this area. Please note to always be friendly with pedestrians and traffic participants. You are required to wear a high vis vest or similar, especially when working your dog in areas with a lot of traffic. Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) does not take any responsibility for interference with the law or injuries while participating in the event/service.

During Mantrailing sessions your dogs are to be left in the car or securely closed in while we are working other dogs. During some other things held or taught by Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) you may also be required to leave your dog in the car or securely closed in whilst we are working other dogs. It is the dog owner’s responsibility to make sure that the car has enough air circulation/flow and water is provided for the dogs’ health and safety. It is the dog owner’s repsonsibility to ensure their dogs safety and comfort  in all weathers including heat/humidity and the cold.

​8. Health of the dogs

Only healthy dogs are allowed to participate in any event/service that Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) is offering. The participant insures that the dog is free of diseases and agrees that should their dog be found have any contageous disease such as the likes of kennel cough shortly after participating in anything organised, hosted or run by Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) then they will inform Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) at the earliest opportunity so that other course participants can be informed. If a bitch comes or is in season, the event/service organiser has to be informed. If a dog falls ill shortly before or during the event/service, Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) and/or the trainer/organiser is to be informed immediately to discuss further action and prevent a possible disease from spreading. 

​9. Liability and insurance

The participation in any events/services offered by Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) is at your own risk which means the insurance lies with the participant/s themselves. We therefore make you aware, that you have to be insured to be able to participate in any events/services. The participant is fully liable for any damages/harm done by either themselves, their dogs or the people that came with them. Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) and the organiser/s and trainer/s, instructor/s do not take ANY responsibility for ANY damage/harm done to a person/s or a thing/s (e.g. buildings, cars, dogs, personal belongings etc.). You must be able to prove that your dog is insured if requested to do so. The participant takes the full responsibility for his/her dog/s, even if acting upon instruction of a trainer/s or organiser/s.

You are fully responsible for your own and your dogs` actions. Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) cannot be asked to take over any costs for damage or harm done to you or your dog/s.

Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) does not take any responsibility in case of injury or death of your dog/s, other animals or yourself or third parties.

Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) takes all reasonable precautions within the structure of our training sessions/workshops/courses to avoid injury resulting from dog bites. However, Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) accepts no responsibility for damage or injury resulting from dog bites occurring to clients or their dogs while attending training sessions/seminars/courses/workshops/121’s or any other forms of training offered. The Control of Dogs Act 1986 section 21 – “Liability of owner for damage by Dog” applies within our classes/seminars/workshops/trainings/introduction courses or any other training offered by Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) and on our premises or public premises (rented from a third party or owned).

All instances of accident or injury must be reported to the dog trainer/instructor at the time they occurred.

The following items are NOT PERMITTED at any training session/course/seminar/workshop under any circumstances: Electric shock collars, spray collars including plain, citronella or any variation; any other device that causes discomfort, pain or fear to the dog; Prong or pinch collars; Any equipment that the trainer deems unacceptable.

10. Equipment and clothing

With every event/service you will need good, comfortable shoes (hiking boots) and you need to be dressed appropriately for any weather conditions. The participant is responsible to inspect the quality and functionality of any dog specific items such as harness, long lead, lead and collar of the dog/s.

11. Length of the event/service

The trainer/organiser will determine the length of the event/seminar based on the progress of each participant and their dogs as well as the number of participants and the physical and psychological capability of each dog. The trainer will act in the best interest of the dog and can therefore order a rest for a dog or put a halt on further training sessions. If the participant is late for the event/service, it is their own fault and the trainer/organiser will not stop/pause the event/service because of this. The participant is not eligible to make up for any missed hours/days or get a reduction of cost because of such.

12. ​Cancellation of a contract or postponing of an event/service by Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness)

  1. Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) reserves the right to withdraw from a contract without having to obey a timeline/date, especially when a participant does not obey the contract and/or breaks any animal right laws/guidelines. This also applies if the participant puts others and/or their dog/s in danger, or if you and/or your dog is not sufficiently insured.
  2. In agreeing to these terms and conditions you acknowledge that events/services generally take place in every weather.
  3. In case of a change of date, place or time, Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) will inform the participant.
  4. Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) reserves the right to postpone or cancel an event/service if:
  5. There is not enough participants. If that is the case, then Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) will let the other participants know within 10 days prior to the event/service.
  6. If the trainer/instructor falls ill or cannot hold the event/service for other reasons. If that is the case, Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) will find another date or will try to find another trainer/instructor.
  7. If the event/service still takes place, even if there is not enough participants, Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) reserves the right to shorten the time/length of the event/service accordingly.

5.   Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) will not refund any costs that are caused by a third party (e.g. flights, hotels, etc.).

​13. No guarantee of success

Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) will not guarantee any success while or after any event/service.

​14. Copyright

All the copyright is reserved by Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness). This includes material, videos, pictures, texts, etc. Information in any form, provided during an event/service, in its original form or modified, can only be used/published with written consent from Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness). Voice recordings and videos of any event/service have to be permitted by Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness).

​15. Non-Disclosure agreement

Any individual participating in introduction courses, seminars, workshops, instructor courses, trainings or any other services that are offered by Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) or any of their instructors, agrees not to conduct/hold/offer such or similar, to the general public or another business or third parties. This specifically includes Mantrailing introduction courses, Mantrailing seminars, Mantrailing workshops, Mantrailing trainings within two consecutive years after the event ONLY with written consent of Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) can this agreement be changed.

​16. Pictures and videos

Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) reserves the right to take pictures and videos during an event/service. Every participant herewith agrees for these to be published on the website, social media or written form.

Participants are not allowed to take pictures, videos, etc. without the consent of the other participants and Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness). Participants are NOT allowed to publish any pictures, videos, voice recordings, text, information gained in any way.

If you do not want to be filmed or photographed (or your dog), you need to let Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) or the organisers know in writing. The owner allows and consents for their dog to be photographed, videotaped, and/or used in any media or advertising by Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) without prior approval. All such photographs and videos etc. are the property of Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness).

17. Data

In order to process your booking/scheduling with Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) the system Booking/Scheduling system Acuity is used therefore by agree to book you also consent to your information being entered into Acuity. Your details will be maintained on Acuity to enable bookings and raise receipts etc but you may request removal of your details, if you wish to do this it must be done in writing in the first instance to nina@confidentcaninecentre.co.uk

Once registered on the Acuity booking system you will then be directed to make payment and this will be processed via Squareup. By processing payment to Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) on this website or by scheduling/booking directly either verbally/via FB or any other means with Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) you are agreeing that you are willing for your details to be entered onto Square to enable a payment link to be made or invoice to be sent to enable you to pay what is due from you to Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness).

Your payment details will be used to process at the time you make payment and will not be used for future payment processing, if you need to make a future payment you will need to do so as you did in the first instance.

If you decide to join our mailing list then you are consenting to your information being stored within the Mailchimp platform. Your details will only be used to send you future updates as per your preferences and you may elect to remove yourself from the list at any time in future by simply using the unsubscribe button or by emailing nina@confidentcaninecentre.co.uk

18. General

These Terms and Conditions have been authored to assist our clients in getting the most they can from training with Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness).

Our terms and conditions may change over time. The terms and conditions apply at time of booking. Revised terms and conditions apply to subsequent bookings.

Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) has no liability in respect of the content of other websites that are linked to or from www.confidentcaninecentre.co.uk . These provisions (terms, conditions, disclaimers and exclusions) shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom. If any of these provisions are deemed or found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then the provision or provisions so found shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

By booking a course/seminar/workshop or attending our training sessions or any other services of Nina Fotara T/as Kalma (Confident Canine, Scentwork East, Essex Gundog Training, Meditation, Mutts & Mindfulness) you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

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