Terms and Conditions

Payment terms

In order to secure the booking, we request £200 payment up front which is due when the terms and conditions have been read and payment has been made online.

This is a non-refundable retainer which will secure SIY's services for the date of the wedding and bookings cannot be confirmed until this money has been received. The remaining balance is then due three weeks prior to the wedding date.

Rental period

The rental period will start two days before the wedding and run to the next working day after the wedding inclusive and SIY will arrange for delivery and collection of the camcorders via courier. The client agrees to package the equipment in the boxes provided by SIY and agrees to the designated time for delivery and collection of the cameras prior to the wedding date.

Service supplied

Shoot It Yourself agrees to hire one/two Sony AX33 cameras for the purpose of filming the client's wedding and agrees to edit the footage into chapters on a DVD. The final video will be edited into chapters for the Best Bits, Ceremony & Speeches and will be delivered to the client 8 - 12 weeks after the Post Wedding Questionnaire has been submitted. Availability may be limited and reservations are made on a first come first served basis, validated by the deposit and the signed contract.

Insurance

The kits are fully insured with a £250 excess. In the unlikely event that SIY should have to make a claim, the client is responsible for the £250 excess in full. The camcorder(s) will be left in the care of the client in good working condition and any damage, loss or theft of the equipment whilst in their care, will be charged to the client up to a maximum of £250. In the case of loss, damage or theft of the equipment, the client agrees to contact SIY immediately and SIY cannot be responsible for the resulting lack of footage.

Denial Of Service

We reserve the right to refuse rental service to anyone at anytime where we deem it is in our best interest on the basis of credit, past history, lack of safety precaution, or likelihood of abuse.

We may also refuse rental service at anytime and our obligation under any contract executed will be void should we discover that the intended use of the equipment presents a serious safety hazard and/or violates any constitutional or by law.

Client Responsibility

The client agrees to examine the camcorder, batteries, tripod and microphone before the wedding to ensure that they are in good working order. If there are any technical or operator issues at this point, the client agrees to raise them with SIY. The client also agrees to return the equipment in the same condition as received, ordinary wear and tear accepted. The client is solely responsible for the equipment, and those who use it, whilst it is in their possession and accepts full responsibility for loss or damage to the equipment. The client is solely responsible for ensuring that the camcorders are filming throughout the course of the wedding day. SIY cannot be held responsible for the lack of footage, poor quality of filming and the loss of memory cards from the wedding day.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify SIY and its' employees and agents from and against any and all losses, damages, claims, or liability of any kind whatsoever, including legal expenses, arising from the use, condition (including, without limitation, latent or other defects) or operation of the equipment, and by whosoever used or operated the equipment during the rental term. SIY is not responsible for accident or injury caused directly or indirectly by the use of the rented equipment.

Refunds and Cancellations

In the event of a booking cancellation, monies paid up until the point of cancellation will be non-refundable. If possible & subject to camera availability, we are happy to transfer the cancelled booking, including any outstanding payments, over to a new client/date. Wherever possible, subject to availability of cameras, we will accommodate a change in wedding date. In the event of any money being taken in error, a full refund will be provided.

Shoot It Yourself's Responsibility

In the unlikely event that SIY cannot perform the services agreed upon; all fees paid by the client will be refunded. SIY will take the utmost care with respect to delivery, editing and delivery of final video footage. In the event that circumstances arise that are beyond our control our liability is limited. Circumstances beyond our control include, but are not limited to: acts of nature, electrical power failures, strikes, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, fires, flood, storms, explosions, war, governmental actions, non performance of third parties, or loss or fluctuations of electrical power.

SIY reserves the right to use any footage for promotional or any other purposes or public display. The video is produced for the client's personal, private, in-home use. The client assumes all liability for any form of copyright infringement and is responsible for any personal releases.