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 Terms and Conditions

Our Terms and conditionsfor the year 2023

We are a small independent company and we care about every single reservation and booking. Organizing our events requires not only our time, energy and of course attention to detail, but also non-refundable investments and payments that we have to make in advance in order for our events to take place. Therefore, please take the time to familiarize yourself with our terms and conditions before making a booking.

 

Thank you!

RESERVATION/DEPOSIT

When you register for the Taste of Inner Freedom Retreat: 

we ask you to transfer the full amount to our business account. With the transfer and the receipt of the money on our account your place is secured for you. With the transfer you indicate that you have read and accepted the terms and conditions on this page.

CANCELLATION POLICY

To be able to guarantee the quality of the Retreat, we prefer to keep the groups small. Therefore, each participant is very important for us. Before registering, we kindly ask to make sure nothing stands in the way of your participation. 

Refunds will depend on when we receive the cancellation. If you cancel/cancel up to 8 weeks before the retreat, a fee of 50% will be retained as cancellation fees. The remaining payment, will be refunded in full.

If you cancel up to 6 weeks prior to the retreat, unfortunately no refunds can be given.

IN CASE OF CANCELLATION ON OUR PART

If we have to cancel an event, we will notify you as soon as possible and you will receive a 100% refund. However, this does not include your personal expenses and costs for which we are not liable, such as: Travel expenses, lost work, and/or other expenses related to preparing for your trip to our event. Guests must have their own valid travel insurance in case the retreat is canceled and unable to go ahead.

NO EXCEPTIONS POSSIBLE, WE HOPE FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Due to non-refundable payments we must make in advance to organize the event, no exceptions can be made to our policies for any reason or cause, including (but not limited to) natural disasters, inclement weather, acts of terrorism, illness, pandemics, health-related, medical, personal, family or work emergencies, or changes of mind. If you are unable to make the event due to unforeseen circumstances such as (but not limited to) strikes, weather circumstances, and missed, delayed or cancelled travel, event fees remain non-refundable. If you arrive late or have to leave the event early, no refunds are available for the remainder of your scheduled stay.

TRAVEL & HEALTH INSURANCE AND OWN RISK

Of course, we do not assume that you will book one of our events only to cancel it. However, unforeseen events can always occur. Therefore we recommend that you make a travel insurance. In addition, we inform you in advance that you participate in the courses, hikes and workshops and other program points of our events at your own risk and have to evaluate and judge for yourself which movements, positions or exercises are appropriate for your level of training, general physical fitness and experience, and mental stability. For participants from abroad, or for events held abroad, you should have foreign medical insurance that covers medical care and transportation home if needed.

It is important for guests participating in our retreat to obtain travel insurance as we are unable to accept responsibility for:

  • Not being able to participate on retreat due to flights cancellations or loss of luggage.

  • Loss or damage to personal property whilst on a retreat week.

  • Not being able to participate on retreat due to ill health (including c19) or injury before the retreat or while on the retreat.

Your property is not insured whilst on retreat, nor will we assume any responsibility for any lost or stolen items, but we do have safes in each room that you can use to store small valuables.

USE OF DIGITAL DEVICES AND WIFI: CONTENT, SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMERCE

Through our events, we want you to invest in yourself personally, in your personal life and not in your work/blog/website and/or any kind of promotion of products, brands or services. Professional cameras are not allowed during your stay. Please respect the privacy of other guests and participants and do not photograph anyone without obtaining consent and permission. Any content creation with a commercial background is not allowed.

The Eco Retreat Center is a place of amazing peace and tranquility, the perfect place for restoring body, mind and soul. All guests are politely asked to not to use their digital electronic devices around other guests (anything that beeps and disturbs other people) or in communal areas.

Team members from the Taste of Inner Freedom can take some photos from time to time, discreetly and always respecting your personality and privacy. We can then use these for our social media and commerce if needed. If you object to this, we ask you to send us a short written message in advance. Thank you!

GUEST’S OBLIGATIONS 

1.Guests must respect all other guests and staff. We do not tolerate negative abusive people and anyone who actively affects the atmosphere of the group will be asked to leave with no refund given.

2. Guests will take care of the property and leave it clean and tidy and be liable for the payment of any damage caused to the property or its contents.

3. Guests will not depart with possession of anything from the property.

4. Guests will not sell or transfer the booking to another party without permission.

5. Guests will respect the environment and act in an environmentally responsible manner, adhering to the Eco Retreat Center Environmental Policy.

6. Guests will not use any naked flames anywhere in the property or property grounds and adhere to the strict Fire Safety Policy and Evacuation Strategy.

7. Guests will not to smoke in any of the property or property grounds (if you must smoke there will be a designated safe place outside of the property grounds and all tobacco material must be fully extinguished before leaving in the safety bin).

8. Guests will not drink alcohol on the property or grounds 

9. Guests will make remain quiet, refraining from loud talking or disturbance to other guests or staff after 9pm.

10. Guests will fill out a check in form with passport details for use by the Portuguese Immigration Authorities when asked by Retreat staff.

EXTRAS

Massage treatments are available to be pre-booked before the start of the retreat. Massages will be an extra cost in Euros payable in cash at the retreat. Please bring Euros with you as we regret we are not able to take card payments at the retreat.

WAIVING LIABILITY

If one of our staff get sick we will do our best to find an alternative member of the team as soon as possible. It may result in a change to the programand classes while we find a replacement but we cannot be responsible for any illness that incur.

DISCLAIMER

No liability is assumed for props or objects brought along. Taste of Inner Freedom assumes no liability for accidents during the event, physical and mental integrity. A liability is also excluded in the event that due to outside influence, force majeure or illness, the event cannot take place, or must be canceled during the event. 

OUR RIGHTS

Taste of Inner Freedom reserves the right to remove participants from the event in case of disruptive behavior.

Taste of Inner Freedom reserves the right to hold participants liable if any damage to the house or property is caused by him/her.

Taste of Inner Freedom reserves the right to change the program or team members, at any time.

Taste of Inner Freedom reserves the right to change the location of a women's group within the Algarve (Portugal) at any time in case of unforeseen events. In this case you will be informed in writing about the change of location at least 6 hours before the start of the event. 

DATA PRIVACY

We will treat all personal data and information from our Guests, including keeping copies of their identification documents, in accordance with the legal directives in the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council, of 27th April 2016. Furthermore all personal data and information from our Guests is used strictly in line with the RGPD which came into force on the 25thMay 2018, which is the Regulation (EU) 2016/679. Further we confirm that we will only be using your personal data and information within the scope of the contract we are signing, and we shall not share your data with anyone else. Furthermore, we shall notuse your personal data to keep you informed about promotions, activities, etc. of Taste of Inner Freedom Retreat in case you don’t want to.

For further information or specific questions please send us an email.

Thank you for reading, understanding, accepting and respecting our terms and conditions for 2023.

The Taste of Inner Freedom Retreat 2023

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