The following policies are applicable to all events registered through Lead Smart Coaching, LLC. Registrants are required to accept these terms in order to register for our events.
We want your pilgrimage experience to be soulfully enriching, nourishing, and challenging in the best ways, radically hospitable, inspiring, and wildly supportive of you. If you’re not sure whether this pilgrimage is right for you, please review the pilgrimage details carefully, and if you feel a ‘yes’ rising up within, we eagerly welcome you to join us!
This registration is a commitment both to yourself and to the community that forms around you. Small, intimate groups support real connectedness. Dropping out affects the group experience and me as small business owner. We know sometimes life intervenes and cancellations happen. However, please be clear on our Cancellation Policy, Disclaimer of Liability, and Assumption of Risk and please be clear on your commitment to this experience.
For cancellation beyond our control without prejudice to the participant’s statutory rights, Lead Smart Coaching, LLC/Valerie Brown reserves the right to alter, change, curtail, or cancel a pilgrimage. Sometimes it is necessary to cancel a pilgrimage due to insufficient booking (four months prior to departure dates) or some other extraordinary event such as illness or death in the family. In this case Lead Smart Coaching, LLC will refund fully all monies paid.
It shall be the participant’s responsibility to complete and submit the required confidential medical information, stating any medical, physical, or mental conditions, which may interfere with participation in the pilgrimage. Lead Smart Coaching, LLC reserves the right to refuse participation in the pilgrimage of any person who fails to disclose known medical, physical, or mental conditions. In such instance, Lead Smart Coaching, LLC will be held harmless for any action taken to refuse participation in the pilgrimage, including forfeiture of payments and deposits. By registering and accepting terms, the participant acknowledges that the confidential medical information is accurate.
Declaration of Fitness
The participant declares, upon completion of this registration form, that he/she is physically fit for this pilgrimage. The amount of walking varies from day to day and does include rough and uneven terrain and uphill grades.
Lead Smart Coaching, LLC recommends that the participant be covered with the appropriate travel insurance. Coverage should be arranged by the participant and should fully cover for all health, luggage, and travel arrangements. By signing this document, the participant acknowledges that obtaining appropriate coverage is the participant’s responsibility.
Making Changes to the Itinerary
Occasionally, it is necessary to make changes from the itineraries advertised. These changes may be slight alterations to the order of the daily schedule or changes to the accommodations. Lead Smart Coaching, LLC/Valerie Brown will inform participants and ensure that all the alternatives used are similar to those advertised.
Pilgrimages and retreats may have specific deadlines related to cancellation windows; please consult the individual event pages for specifics.
No refunds will be issued due to late arrival, early departure, or any unused portion of the retreat. For those events that have a minimum number of participants, in the event that the minimum number of participants is not reached, those registered will receive a refund less 50% of the payment. The Assumption of Risk / Liability Waiver form must be signed and completed with registration. Lead Smart Coaching, LLC reserves the right to change, modify, or cancel the retreat prior to the start for any reason, including lack of participants or acts of nature and/or circumstances beyond our control. In this case, any payments received will be refunded in full, and this will constitute full settlement. Lead Smart Coaching, LLC is not responsible for any additional expenses due to a cancelled retreat. Lead Smart Coaching, LLC reserves the right to accept, refuse, or decline any participation at any time for any reason of any person. In such a case, Lead Smart Coaching, LLC liability is limited to the actual cost of the unused services.
Jurisdiction: Any dispute arising in connection with the contract shall be determined in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Making any payments (cash, credit card, PayPal, or check) towards a pilgrimage constitutes your unconditional acceptance of all the terms and conditions stated in this document.
Disclaimer of Liability & Assumption of Risk
Disclaimer of Liability: in-person events
Lead Smart Coaching, LLC/Valerie Brown hereby expressly disclaims any liability for any personal injury, property damage, loss of baggage, accident, delay or irregularity, any claim for special or consequential damages, or any other loss which may be occasioned by the acts and/or omissions, whether negligent, intentional, wrongful or otherwise, of any air carrier, hotel/motel or other lodging provider, railroad operator, bus operator, public transportation, sea carrier, local sightseeing company, pilgrimage operator, pilgrimage leader, any employees thereof, or any other entity or individual not under the direct supervision and control of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC/Valerie Brown when engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the pilgrimage, or otherwise in connection therewith.
The undersigned understands and agrees that the travel to foreign countries, including remote and underdeveloped areas and related activities that I have chosen to take and engage in with Lead Smart Coaching, LLC/Valerie Brown and its affiliates is potentially hazardous and dangerous activities and carry a significant risk of serious personal injury, death, or property damage. I also know that there are natural, mechanical and environmental conditions and risks which independently or in combination with my activities may cause property damage or severe or even fatal injuries to me or others.
In consideration of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC/Valerie Brown and affiliates agreeing to permit me to participate in the travel, hiking, sightseeing, walking and related activities and other good and valuable consideration, I agree that I am responsible for: (a) my safety while participating in activities undertaken with Lead Smart Coaching, LLC/Valerie Brown and its employees, and (b) providing, utilizing, and maintaining all equipment necessary for the safe enjoyment of my participation in such events and specifically acknowledge that the following persons or entities including Lead Smart Coaching, LLC/Valerie Brown, or its employees, agents, representatives and subcontractors or affiliates of any person named above ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MY SAFETY.
By signing this Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk I acknowledge that I understand that any and all risk is expressly assumed by me, and all claims are expressly waived in advance.
BY REGISTERING AND ACCEPTING THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ ALL PAGES AND FULLY, UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, INCLUDING BEING ADVISED I SHOULD OBTAIN INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE, AND HAVE SIGNED IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT, ASSURANCE, OR GUARANTEE BEING MADE TO ME. I INTEND MY REGISTRATION TO BE THE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS OFFER.