Event Organizer: Marija Vladimirova, tax ID 230671-14451, address Gabru iela 10, Dzidrinas, Stopinu novads, Latvia
Event: seminar, bootcamp, workshop or training session organized by the Event Organizer.
Event Participant: a person, coming to the Event including dog handlers, runners, helpers, volunteers, observers and guests.
Dog handler: a dog handler registered to the event and accepted by the organizer. The dog handler has no claim to participation in the event without payment relevant participation fee.
Event instructor: a person teaching the event. Event Organizer reserves the right to make changes in the instructors list and/or add additional instructors to the Event insofar as these changes do not diminish the benefits of the Event for the participants.
By taking part in the Event and becoming the Event Participant you agree to adhere to the event rules. If you have any concerns about the event rules please contact Event Organizer by email email@example.com prior to the registration.
Event fees cover only training itself; costs for travel, lodging, parking, meals and any other additional expenses are not included. The participants are responsible for reserving and paying for these expenses themselves. DISCOUNTS. Event fee discounts are usually available for LE and SAR personnel.
CANCELLATION BY EVENT PARTICIPANT. The Event Participant may cancel his participation up to 8 weeks before the beginning of the event. In this case, the participant must pay half of the event fee to the organizer as compensation for the expenses incurred; if the event fee has already been paid in full, a half of it will be refunded to the participant. In the event of later cancellations (less than 8 weeks) or if the participant does not attend the event, the full event fee must be paid. However, the participant has the option of providing a substitute participant without paying cancellation fees, subject to the new participant approval by the Event Organizer.
CANCELLATION BY EVENT ORGANIZER. The Event Organizer reserves the right to cancel the event in case of an insufficient number of participants, changes of availability of instructors, force majeure or other unforeseeable events that render the execution of the event impossible and/or not worthwhile or that would lead to the organizer incurring unreasonable expenses in executing the event. The Event Organizer will immediately inform participants of such cancellation and will refund the paid event fee. Participants may not assert any further claims and any such claims shall be excluded. This also applies to compensation claims for travel and accommodation costs and lost working hours.
The exact time and location of the theoretical part of the event (if such activity is planned) will be provided to the participants no later than 5 days before the event. The exact time and location of field exercises will be provided during the event.
The Event Organizer reserves the right to alter the schedule or to make changes to the event if required. The Event Organizer will immediately inform participants of such changes.
All event participants are responsible for their own actions and for the actions of their dogs and take responsibility for their own person and those around them. All participants are held responsible for any harm or damages occasioned by them or by their dogs to other event participants, event organizers, event instructors or any third party.
In case of an accident, the event organizer initiates and manages the rescue and evacuation procedures until the arrival of the competent authority (medical personnel, police, fire brigade). All costs associated with the accident, including any costs of assistance and evacuation, are borne by the participant.
Event organizer is committed to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for all the event participants and all the participants are expected to be respectful, friendly, polite and supportive to each other. No rude or unfriendly behavior will be tolerated during the event.
Event organizer undertakes an obligation to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, nationality, language, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or social status and expects the same from the event participants. Discrimination of any kind will be considered a legitimate reason for a permanent removal of a participant.
Active participation in discussions and questions-and-answers sessions during field training sessions and non-training pauses is highly encouraged. Feel free to ask any question regarding the event subject and event instructors will make all reasonable attempts to answer most of them. However, during our events, hands-on experience has the highest value so we will try to balance talking and active training. Please pay attention that the event instructors will strive to provide useful information for all the participants and therefore if your question have value only for one specific team or a person and answering the question takes long time the instructor have a right to prioritize his time and choose to answer another question that he/she thinks contain more useful information for all the participants.
The participants who are not adhering to the event rules may be removed from the event with or without a warning. Moreover, If the event organizer and/or event instructor considers a participant's behavior as disturbing or damaging to other event participants, the participant will be warned and removed from the seminar if the participant will not comply with the warning immediately. In case of participant’s removal, the event fee is not refunded.
The event participant declares his/her explicit consent to the creation of photo and video images of himself/herself and his/her dog(s) that will be taken during the event by the event organizer. The participant also consents to the use and processing of these images by the organizer for use in trade publications, Internet websites and for teaching and training purposes. The participant waives all rights to any form of remuneration or compensation.
Audio and video recordings by the event participants are permitted for personal use only. A participant can make these recordings public (upload to the internet or otherwise share with other people) only after explicit consent is granted by the person being recorded and the event organizer.
Event participants acknowledge and agree that events can take place in remote areas with a high wildlife presence and will take all reasonable precautions to keep themselves and their dogs safe. Event participants agree that they will take all reasonable measures to minimize their impact on the natural environment in which the event takes place and acknowledge that littering in the natural environment is a violation of the event rules.
According to Latvian Law all dogs need to have a current rabies vaccination.
DOG UNFIT FOR TRAINING
Event Organizer or event instructor at his/her sole discretion has a right to veto any dog participation in a field-training session if the dog looks unhealthy or unfit for the training. In such a case no fee refund or material compensation will be provided to the dog handler but the dog handler will have a right to continue participation in the event as an event observer.
Physical or emotional punishment of a dog for not performing during the event is explicitly prohibited and will be considered as a legitimate reason for a permanent removal of a participant. This does not apply to vocal and painless leash corrections performed by a dog handler under event instructor supervision.
During the event field training all the dogs (except the dog currently working) should be confined in the cars. Place and time for dogs’ breaks will be defined by the event organizer. Please remember that this is your obligation to clean up after your dog.
WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU?
For your dog:
Dog veterinarian passport
Dog food, water and medications
Tick and other ectoparasites repellents (if necessary)
Dog gear - reliable dog collar or harness, walking leash, training leash, training harness, reflective vest, etc. (whatever your dog needs)
Dog treats and/or toys to use as a prize during the training (whatever a dog likes)
Extra outdoor clothes (please expect bad weather - make sure you have all the necessary clothes and rain-gear)
Extra pair of well-worn outdoor boots
Flashlights (and batteries to them) with red filters for night-time training sessions (if such sessions are planned)
First aid kit
Tick and mosquitoes’ repellents (if necessary)
Sunscreen (if necessary)
Thermoses with hot tea-coffee and snacks are recommended
Training gloves (if necessary)
Protection glasses (recommended)
Simple food and snacks and necessary medications
Phone, GPS device, radio (recommended)
By taking part in the Event and becoming the Event Participant you agree to adhere to the following DISCLAIMERS.
I understand that the Event is a physical challenge. I am sufficiently fit and healthy to safely participate in the event. I do not suffer from any medical condition which would adversely affect my ability to safely participate in all activities involved. I agree that if asked I will provide the event organizers with accurate details of any medical problems, allergies, current medication and emergency contact name and telephone number. I will also agree to be treated by the medics should a medical situation occur as well as to pay for such medical services.
NOTES: If you have any medical conditions which may affect your fitness to participate in the Event we advise you to seek a medical consultation prior to the registration.
DOG MEDICAL DISCLAIMER
I understand that the Event is a physical challenge for my dog. My dog is sufficiently fit and healthy to safely participate in the event. It does not suffer from any medical condition which would adversely affect its ability to safely participate in all activities involved. I agree that if asked I will provide the event organizers with accurate details of my dog's medical status. I will also agree that my dog will be treated by the veterinarian specialists should a medical situation occur and I will cover all relevant medical costs.
NOTES: If your dog has any medical conditions which may affect its fitness to participate in the Event we advise you to seek a veterinarian consultation prior to the registration.
I hereby waive, release and discharge any and all claims for damages for personal injury, death or property damage, which may result not only from the event organizers and participants actions, inactions or negligence, but also from the actions, inactions or negligence of others and/or the condition of the property, facilities or equipment. I understand the intent thereof, and I hereby agree to release from responsibility and waive all claims against Event Organizer’ representatives, employees, members, instructors, corporate sponsors, cooperating organizations, spectators, equipment suppliers, volunteers and any other parties connected with this event in any way, or person, singly or collectively, for any blame or liability, demand, injury, harm, loss of property, or damage I might sustain as a result of participation in the event’s activities. It is understood that the Events involve an element of risk and danger of accidents and I fully accept and assume all risks and all responsibility for losses, costs and damages I incur as a result of my participation in this event. I certify that I am 18 years of age or older, have read this disclaimer and fully understand that I have given up substantial rights by accepting this disclaimer.