Our instructors only give general educational advice about topics such as pregnancy, childbirth and new baby care.
Individual particular advice on your own current pregnancy and wellbeing cannot be given under any circumstances and clients must take queries about their own personal health or pregnancy to their Community Midwife, GP, Obstetrician or other appropriate health professional.
The Baby Academy courses have been designed to be up to date and factually correct at the time of teaching and to represent the current accepted professional standards with regard to general maternity advice.
The Baby Academy cannot accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or injury to any person or property arising out of or resulting from attendance at our classes.
The Baby Academy classes have been designed as a supplement to the information, advice and general instruction offered by the maternity hospitals. All course material provided is for general information purposes only and should not under any circumstances be construed in any way as being particular individual medical advice or instruction.
Classes are delivered by independent consultants.
The Baby Academy reserves the right to decline any application to attend any of its classes.
If you, or your partner, feel unwell whilst in attendance at the sessions you should immediately seek the advice of your midwife, GP or other appropriate health professional.
Once your payment has been received for our full-day Antenatal Class, we will send you a confirmation email.
Cancellations and refunds for our full-day Antenatal Class
Note: The Baby-Care Workshops are completely free of charge. The below policy only applies to the full-day Antenatal Class.
We will acknowledge receipt of your cancellation by email within 7 days of receipt.
If you cancel more than 14 weeks before the start of the class then you will receive 50% of the class fees. If you cancel between 14 and 8 weeks before the start of the course then The Baby Academy will refund 25% of the class fees. If you cancel less than 8 weeks before the start of the course then no refund will be given. Due to scheduling, The Baby Academy incurs significant costs up to 4 months prior to any class being run, so customers are asked to consider the knock-on impact a refund can cause. We require a minimum number of participants to run classes. If for any reason these numbers are not reached then The Baby Academy reserves the right to cancel the class. A full refund will be given in this situation.
If for any reason The Baby Academy needs to reschedule a session you will be given as much notice as possible. In these circumstances no refund will be offered. However, under exceptional circumstances, we can offer a full refund at any point.
Under exceptional circumstances, we may need to cancel your booking. If we do we will always try to offer you a suitable alternative. If you choose not to accept this, we will offer you a full refund.
Information about us
This is a site operated by The Baby Academy. Our South African address is The Baby Academy, 173 Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa. We are registered in Ireland under company number 640766 and have our registered address at 9 Doonsalla Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
Accessing our site
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
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Reliance on information posted and information in classes
Commentary and other materials posted on our site or in class are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site or our classes, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Our site changes regularly
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
Loss of income or revenue;
Loss of business;
Loss of profits or contracts;
Loss of anticipated savings;
Loss of data;
Loss of goodwill;
wasted management or office time; and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Information about you and your visits to our site
Transactions concluded through our site
Contracts for the supply of [goods OR services OR information] formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our terms and conditions of supply.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
Linking to our site
You may link to our website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
Links from our site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Jurisdiction and applicable law
The Irish courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
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