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TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

These terms are the Terms and Conditions on which we, Manchester Ventures Ltd , enable you to make a booking in respect of our Studio listed in our brochures, flyers and on our website at Manchesterdungeon.uk

Please read these terms and conditions carefully . You should understand that by booking our studio, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.  You should print/retain a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference. The MINIMUM period of hire is for 2hrs

 

We are a limited company, Manchester Ventures Ltd  with its registered head office at 133, Tame Road, BIRMINGHAM , B6 7DG

 

Your status:

 

By making a booking with us , You warrant that;-

 

• You are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and

• You are at least 18 years old.

You understand that a ZERO TOLERANCE DRUG POLICY exists in our studio and by accepting these terms you agree to abide by this and ensure your guests also comply.

• Understand that YOU will be responsible for the Health & Safety of all those in the studio during your Booking Times.

 

Hirer's must note that our studio is located inside an old industrial unit which has other businesses and even evangelical churches operating within the site. We must be discrete in our operations.

 

How the contract is formed between You and Us:

 

Please note that receipt by us of your booking request does not mean that your booking has been accepted and, in particular, we accept no responsibility for booking requests that do not reach us for whatever reason. Your booking request constitutes an offer to us to secure our studio .

 

All bookings are subject to availability and formal acceptance by us, and we will confirm such acceptance to you by sending you an email stating that the booking has been confirmed and paid  (the "Booking INVOICE ").

The contract between Us ("Contract") will only be formed when we send You the Booking  INVOICE  and we have received payment in full.

 

The Contract will relate only to those Services which we have confirmed in the Booking Confirmation.

 

The maximum number of people allowed in the unit for a booking is 3 people and for PRIVATE PERSONAL USE ONLY unless discussed and agreed before hand.

 

Our Premises:

 

You are liable for any loss or damage which you may cause to our premises and agree to adhere to all housekeeping rules, procedures and policies that may be in place from time to time.

 

You must comply with all relevant laws and regulations and in any event shall not permit the Studio to be used for any illegal activity.

 

You shall not install in the Studio any furniture, equipment or signage whatsoever or alter the Rooms or their fittings without prior written agreement and appropriate additional charges.

 

You shall not use the Rooms in any way which results in annoyance or disturbance to Us or any of Our members, visitors, occupiers of our premises or to bring our name into disrepute.

 

You shall vacate the Studio at the expiry time(s) specified otherwise you shall be subject to additional charges. Please notify us if you leave early.

 

CCTV

 

We have installed a RING CAMERA in the entrance lobby to the studio. This is live 24/7 and monitors who comes and goes. There are no other live cameras in operation unless we have arranged with you  for the prison cell monitoring. Please make your guests aware of the use of RING CAMERA . We have put up some signs to make you aware .

 

CCTV POLICY:

 

The Company uses a RING CAMERA  images & audio to protect the Company’s property and to provide a safe and secure environment for visitors to the Company’s business premises. This policy sets out the details of how the Company will collect, use and store CCTV images. For more information on your privacy rights associated with the processing of your personal data collected through CCTV images please refer to the Company privacy notice and data protection policy.

The Company’s CCTV facility, THE LOBBY RING CAMERA records images and audio and is on 24.7

 

Purposes of CCTV

 

The Company has carried out a data protection impact assessment and on the basis of its findings it considers it necessary and proportionate to install and use a CCTV system. The data collected from the system will assist in:

·         Prevention or detection of crime or equivalent malpractice.

·         Identification and prosecution of offenders.

·         Monitoring of the security of the Company’s business premises.

·         Ensuring that health and safety rules and Company procedures are being complied with.

·         Identification of unauthorised actions or unsafe working practices that might result in disciplinary proceedings being instituted against employees and to assist in providing relevant evidence.

·         Promoting productivity and efficiency.

 

Location of cameras

 

There is only one ring camera located in the entrance lobby to the studio. The Company has positioned the cameras so that they only cover communal or public areas on the Company’s business premises and they have been sited so that they provide clear images.  No camera focuses, or will focus, on toilets, shower facilities, changing rooms, staff kitchen areas, staff break rooms or private offices.

All cameras (with the exception of any that may be temporarily set up for covert recording) are also clearly visible.

Appropriate signs are prominently displayed so that employees, clients, customers and other visitors are aware they are entering an area covered by CCTV

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Recording and retention of images

 

Images produced by the CCTV equipment are intended to be as clear as possible so that they are effective for the purposes set out above.  Maintenance checks of the equipment are undertaken on a regular basis to ensure it is working properly and that the media is producing high quality images.

Images may be recorded either in constant real-time (24 hours a day throughout the year), or only at certain times, as the needs of the business dictate.

 

As the recording system records digital images, any CCTV images that are held on the hard drive of a PC or server are deleted and overwritten on a recycling basis and, in any event, once the hard drive has reached the end of its use, it will be erased prior to disposal.

 

Images that are stored on the cloud, or transferred on to, removable media such as CDs or which are stored digitally are erased or destroyed once the purpose of the recording is no longer relevant.  In normal circumstances, this will be a period of 12 months].  However, where a law enforcement agency is investigating a crime, images may need to be retained for a longer period.

 

Access to and disclosure of images

 

Access to, and disclosure of, images recorded on CCTV is restricted.  This ensures that the rights of individuals are retained.  Images can only be disclosed in accordance with the purposes for which they were originally collected.

 

The images that are filmed are recorded centrally and held in a secure location.  Access to recorded images is restricted to the operators of the CCTV system and to those line managers who are authorised to view them in accordance with the purposes of the system.  Viewing of recorded images will take place in a restricted area to which other employees will not have access when viewing is occurring.  If media on which images are recorded are removed for viewing purposes, this will be documented.

Disclosure of images to other third parties will only be made in accordance with the purposes for which the system is used and will be limited to;

·         The police and other law enforcement agencies, where the images recorded could assist in the prevention or detection of a crime or the identification and prosecution of an offender or the identification of a victim or witness.

·         Prosecution agencies, such as the Crown Prosecution Service.

·         Relevant legal representatives.

·         Line managers involved with Company disciplinary and performance management processes.

·         Individuals whose images have been recorded and retained (unless disclosure would prejudice the prevention or detection of crime or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders).

The Managing Director of the Company (or another senior director acting in their absence) is the only person who is permitted to authorise disclosure of images to external third parties such as law enforcement agencies.

 

All requests for disclosure and access to images will be documented, including the date of the disclosure, to whom the images have been provided and the reasons why they are required.  If disclosure is denied, the reason will be recorded.

 

Individuals’ access rights

 

Under the UK’s data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),  individuals have the right on request to receive a copy of the personal data that the Company holds about them, including CCTV images if they are recognisable from the image.

 

If you wish to access any CCTV images relating to you, you must make a written request to the Company’s Data Protection Officer Mr S Shiner. This can be done by using this email address admin@manchester-ventures.co.uk.  The Company will usually not make a charge for such a request, but we may charge a reasonable fee if you make a request which is manifestly unfounded or excessive, or is repetitive. Your request must include the date and approximate time when the images were recorded and the location of the particular CCTV camera, so that the images can be easily located and your identity can be established as the person in the images.

 

The Company will usually respond promptly and in any case within one month of receiving a request. However, where a request is complex or numerous the Company may extend the one month to respond by a further two months.

 

The Company will always check the identity of the employee making the request before processing it.

 

The Data Protection Officer Steve Shiner will always determine whether disclosure of your images will reveal third party information, as you have no right to access CCTV images relating to other people.  In this case, the images of third parties may need to be obscured if it would otherwise involve an unfair intrusion into their privacy.

If the Company is unable to comply with your request because access could prejudice the prevention or detection of crime or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, you will be advised accordingly.

 

Implementation

 

The Company’s Data Protection Officer , Steve Shiner,  is responsible for the implementation of and compliance with this policy and the operation of the CCTV system and they will conduct a regular review of the Company’s use and processing of CCTV images and ensure that at all times it remains compliant with the laws regulating data protection and privacy.  Any complaints or enquiries about the operation of the Company’s CCTV system should be addressed to Steve Shiner.

 

Data Protection

 

The Company will process the personal data collected in connection with the operation of the CCTV policy in accordance with its data protection policy and any internal privacy notices in force at the relevant time. Inappropriate access or disclosure of this data will constitute a data breach and should be reported immediately to the Company’s Data Protection Officer Steve Shiner in accordance with the Company’s data protection policy. Reported data breaches will be investigated and may lead to sanctions under the Company’s disciplinary procedure.

 

Smoking is not allowed on the premises and the Fire Alarm is very sensitive to smoke both in the studio and in main building. This Fire Brigade turn WILL attend to all  Fire Alarm calls and Hirers responsible for costs re call outs.

 

Vaping is allowed but be mindful of the smoke detector in the Lobby Area

We shall take reasonable practical steps to ensure the Studio Equipment is in good working order and properly cleaned. Please ensure you clean what you use so it is all ready for the next customer.

 

If You have a disability or medical condition that requires special arrangements to be made, please notify Us of Your requirements when making a booking.

 

 

 

 

 

USE OF OUR STUDIO:

Smoking is not allowed on the premises and the Fire Alarm is very sensitive to smoke both in the studio and in main building. This Fire Brigade turn WILL attend to all  Fire Alarm calls and Hirers responsible for costs re call outs.

Vaping is allowed but be mindful of the smoke detector in the Lobby Area

We shall take reasonable practical steps to ensure the Studio Equipment is in good working order and properly cleaned. Please ensure you clean what you use so it is all ready for the next customer.

If You have a disability or medical condition that requires special arrangements to be made, please notify us of your requirements when making a booking.

You shall not record, televise or otherwise broadcast (including through social media or podcasts) any of events being conducted on our site without our express written consent .

YOU ALSO UNDERSTAND THE USE OF THE STUDIO IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. IF YOU ARE WANTING TO USE THIS STUDIO FOR ANY FORM OF COMMERCIAL USE, THIS MUST BE DISCUSSED AND AGREED IN WRITING BY US BEFORE HAND AND A DIFFERENT PRICING POLICTY WILL APPLY. FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL REVOKE YOUR BOOKING WITH US WITH NO RETURNS OF ANY PAYMENTS MADE AND YOU MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO BOOK WITH US AGAIN.

PRICE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COMMERCIAL USE AND PRIVATE USE ARE CALCULATED BY INSURANCE POLICY AND CLEANUP. WE DO NOT CHARGE TO CAPITALISE ON COMMERCIAL CLIENTS.

What do we mean by COMMERCIAL USE ?

Professionally, the commercialisation of the space refers to the utilisation of the studio premises for activities that involve the production of media content, such as filming and photography, with the intention of generating revenue, promoting a brand, or furthering a commercial venture. This includes scenarios where individuals or organisations hire the space for professional purposes to create content for advertisements, films, music videos, promotional materials, or any other media-related projects that serve a commercial or business-oriented objective.

It is important to note that commercialisation does not encompass activities related to private arrangements between individuals for exchanging money in exchange for personal services, commonly referred to as escorting. Escorting typically involves private, interpersonal arrangements and falls outside the scope of commercial use within the context of our studio.

ANY commercial use of our studio requires discussion before hand and a surcharge may be added for such use.

 

Equipment:

 

We can provide a small range of equipment for your use.You use this equipment at your own risk , and it is understood that Manchester Ventures Ltd cannot be held liable for any accidents that may occur during your use of the studio. It is understood that when you book our studio it is on a private hire basis, and the hirer is responsible for their own health and safety and that of their friends who may be present .You shall be liable at all times for the loss or damage of any our equipment. A returnable security deposit is applicable subject to the studio and its equipment being left in good order.

 

Please note you will need to bring your own towels, lube and condoms - we do not supply. 

 

Price and payment:

 

The price of Our Rooms and Equipment will be as quoted in Our brochures and flyers and on Our Site .

 

Prices are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect bookings in respect of which have already been confirmed. A £200 SECURITY DEPOSIT MAY BE REQUIRED AND DISCUSSED BEFORE HAND. This will be returned as long as any of the terms of this booking are not breached. 

 

Payment of our invoices shall be due in full in advance - and  agreed before the confirmed booking date. PAYMENTS FOR OUR EXTRA SERVICES with our team will be made between you and the team members directly, unless other arrangements agreed in writing before hand.

 

 

 

 

 

Our refunds policy for SELF HIRE ONLY ;

 

We reserve the right to raise the following charges in the case of cancellation by You for whatever reason:

(i) Cancellation up to 2 weeks  of the date on which the Services are to be rendered - 100% of agreed charges;

(ii) Cancellation within 14 - 7  days of the date on which the Services are to be rendered - 75% of agreed charges; and

(iii) Cancellation within less than 7 days of the date on which the Services are to be rendered - NO REFUND

 

Cancellation charges apply to total booking value (as applicable) to include the cost of hire and services . You hereby acknowledge that such charges are a fair estimate of the cost incurred by Us upon cancellation. Where a confirmed booking is cancelled, you are additionally liable for all charges for which we are liable to third parties.

 

If You fail to arrive on the date on which you have booked the studio and have not given Us prior notice then You shall not be entitled to any refund, credit note or otherwise pursuant to Our refunds policy.

 

We shall be entitled to cancel your booking where we need to do so due to circumstances outside of our control (including, but not limited to, situations where our premises, or any part of it is closed due to fire, industrial dispute, Act of God, by order of any public authority or otherwise.

 

We shall have no liability for losses or costs which You may incur due to such cancellations  but we shall refund your booking payment (in full as soon as possible) or offer you an alternative date for studio hire if one is available. You have the choice of accepting the refund or the alternative date.

 

We will usually refund any money received from You using the same method originally used by you to pay for Your purchase but reserve the right to refund using an alternative method.

 

Our liability:

 

Subject to the following paragraphs, We will be responsible for any losses You suffer as a direct result of us breaching these room hire terms and conditions if those losses were reasonably foreseeable to both You and Us at the time the Contract was formed. Our liability to You under these room hire terms and conditions will not exceed the total price charged for the Services that You have booked or £100 (if higher).

 

Subject to the paragraph above, persons attending Our premises to utilise the Services shall be required to keep their personal belongings with them at all times and We accept no liability for damage to, or loss of, personal belongings.

 

We do not accept any responsibility for any loss (including, without limitation, theft) of any property occasioned on Our premises or at external venues save for any damage caused by our negligence in which circumstances our liability shall be limited to the amount of our insurance for such losses.

 

We will not be responsible to you or any third party for any business loss (including loss of revenue, profits, contracts, anticipated savings, wasted expenditure, data or goodwill) or any other loss or damage which does not result directly from Our actions or the actions of our sub-contractors or agents, is consequential or was not reasonably foreseeable to both You and Us when the Contract was formed.

 

Written communications:

 

Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications we send to You should be in writing. If You use Our Site, You accept that communication with Us will be mainly electronic. We will contact You by e-mail or provide You with information by posting notices on Our Site. For contractual purposes, You agree to this electronic means of communication and You acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that We provide to You electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect Your statutory rights.

 

Privacy:

 

Our Privacy Policy on Our Site explains how We will use the information which You have provided to Us.

 

Transfer of rights and obligations:

 

The Contract between You and Us is binding on You and Us and on Our respective successors and assigns.

You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of Your rights or obligations arising under it, without Our prior written consent. We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of Our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the Contract.

 

Events outside Our control:

 

We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of Our obligations under a Contract that is caused by events outside Our reasonable control ("Force Majeure Event") which includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond Our reasonable control and includes in particular (without limitation): strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action; civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war; fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster; impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport; impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks; and/or the acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.

 

Our performance under any Contract is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and We will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use Our reasonable endeavours to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which Our obligations under the Contract may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.

 

Waiver:

 

If We fail, at any time during the term of a Contract, to insist upon strict performance of any of Your obligations under the Contract or any of these terms and conditions, or if We fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which We are entitled under the Contract, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve You from compliance with such obligations. A waiver by Us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.

 

Severability:

If any of these terms and Conditions or any provisions of a Contract are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

Entire agreement:

 

These terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them represent the entire agreement between us in relation to the subject matter of any Contract and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between us, whether oral or in writing.

 

We each acknowledge that, in entering into a Contract, neither of us has relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or be implied from anything said or written in negotiations between us prior to such Contract except as expressly stated in these terms and conditions.

Neither of us shall have any remedy in respect of any untrue statement made by the other, whether orally or in writing, prior to the date of any Contract (unless such untrue statement was made fraudulently) and the other party's only remedy shall be for breach of contract as provided in these terms and conditions.

 

Our right to vary these terms and conditions:

 

We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time to reflect changes in technology, changes in payment methods, changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and changes in Our system's capabilities.

 

You will be subject to the policies and terms and conditions in force at the time that You place a booking with Us, unless any change to those policies or these terms and conditions is required to be made by law or governmental authority (in which case it will apply to bookings previously made by You), or if We notify You of the change to those policies or these terms and conditions before We send You the Booking Confirmation (in which case We have the right to assume that You have accepted the change to the terms and conditions, unless You notify Us to the contrary within seven working days of receipt by You of the Booking Confirmation.

 

Law and jurisdiction:

 

Contracts for the booking of Our Services will be governed by the law of England and Wales. Any dispute arising from, or related to, such Contracts shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Accepting Terms and Conditions:

You agree to and accept these terms and conditions upon paying your invoice and securing your booking, a copy is provided to you or a link to this page to read them before you arrive at your booking. It is your responsibility to read these conditions and ManchesterVentures will assume you have read and agreed upon arrival of your booking.

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