Terms and Conditions
In these Terms, “we” or “the CCN” means (and “us” and “our” refer to) THE CONTEMPLATIVE CONSCIOUSNESS NETWORK, a charitable company registered in England and Wales under Charity number: 1142097 and Company number 07482768.
By booking with us, you agree that you have read and understood the following Terms & Conditions, including the limitations on liability.
The Contemplative Consciousness Network is an inclusive organisation and we welcome people of all ages, genders (including gender identity), sexual orientation, abilities, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origin) and religion or belief.
In the interest of maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for all participants, we reserve the right to ask any individual to leave an event or activity if their conduct, language, or behaviour is found to be in direct contravention of these principles or is otherwise deemed inappropriate, offensive or disruptive. Any decision to request an individual’s departure will be made at the sole discretion of the event leader or an authorised representative of The Contemplative Consciousness Network.
Mental Health Safety
While meditation and Buddhist psychology have been proven to be beneficial for mental health and wellbeing, our events are not presented as a treatment for serious mental health problems or addiction.
Meditation is not harmful in that it does not create any mental issues or emotional challenges, but we may bring awareness to afflictions we were not aware of before. In this way, exploring the realm of the mind and emotions can be in itself an emotional experience. We always strive to create a safe, supportive environment for participants to embark on this exploration and encourage open discussion with your group leader or representative of the CCN if we can offer you support in any way.
Our events may be less suitable for individuals who are currently (or recently) under treatment for a serious psychological condition. Difficult life circumstances such as a recent loss of a loved one can also be a difficult emotional time for many people and if you are going through such a challenging time, the practices of this event may feel too demanding at this time. This very much depends on where you are at in your journey, your current psychological health and the support networks that you have around you, such as friends, family and mental health professionals.
If you are currently taking medication for a mental health condition, then we recommend that you do not change your medication, other than in close collaboration with your medication prescriber.
If any of these circumstances apply to you, then we recommend, that if you have concerns or feel we should be aware of something, and you have not done so already, you contact the office at [email protected] to discuss your situation and the support networks you have in place and to explore how best to proceed. If you felt safe enough to attend but experience difficulties during the event, please speak to the group leader or representative of the CCN personally between sessions to discuss whether this is right for you at this time.
Our booking cancellation policy varies depending on the type of event, as follows:
If you need to cancel your booking for an online event, you may request a full refund at any time. Alternatively, you can choose to donate the amount to our general fund to support our ongoing programs and activities.
If you need to cancel your booking for an in-person event, we require at least 7 days’ notice prior to the event date in order to issue a refund. Cancellations made with less than 7 days’ notice are not eligible for a refund, except in extenuating circumstances, which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of our team.
Event Cancellation by The Contemplative Consciousness Network:
In the event that we need to cancel or reschedule an event, we will offer you the option to transfer your booking to an alternative date or future event. If the event is cancelled completely or the alternative date is unsuitable for you, you will be entitled to a full refund.
To cancel your booking and request a refund or make a donation, please contact us at [email protected]. Please provide your booking details, including your name, the event name, and the date of the event.
Events, Videography & Photography
Sometimes we may record sessions (via audio, video or both) for the purpose of sharing with our members and uploading online. These videos will only show the teacher, not the attendees. If you have attended a session and would like a copy of a recording, please email [email protected].
From time to time, we may take photographs and videos of our events for the purpose of social media and publicity. These may include participants. By attending, you agree to our use of your photo or video likeness for any legitimate purpose. You can revoke your consent by letting one of our team know (in person or by email) know that you would prefer photographs of you to not be shared publicly.
Limitations and exclusions of Liability
By attending any event, you agree to the following:
To the maximum extent permitted by law, we exclude all representations, warranties, and guarantees related to our events. We do not warrant or guarantee that you will not suffer injury directly or indirectly from our events or that events will run for any specific period.
Our liability limitations apply to all liabilities arising from this agreement or our events, including those in contract, tort (including negligence), and statutory duty.
We will not be liable for any personal injury (including serious injury or death) or other losses arising from your attendance at our events, your personal property lost, stolen, or damaged during an event, or losses arising from events beyond our control.
We will not be liable for any business losses, special, indirect, or consequential losses or damages.
Nothing in this agreement limits or excludes our liability for negligence causing death or personal injury, fraud, or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any liability that cannot be excluded under applicable law.
If any section of these terms is deemed unlawful or unenforceable, the other sections remain in effect.
These terms are governed by English law, and disputes related to this agreement or our events fall under the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.