ThreadWritten Retreat TERMS and CONDITIONS

What’s Included

Accommodations in a 4 star guest house.
Two participants share a room. Participants will be required to room with participants of the same sex if they do not register with a traveling companion. The retreat fee for a single room is $3400 (a $400 surcharge). If Velo Veneto is not able to match you with a participant of the same sex to share a room during your stay, you will be charged the single room fee.

Three meals per day.
Three meals per day are included with the exception of lunch during free time in Porto. Breakfast will always be taken at the house. Lunches and dinners will be a mix of restaurants in nearby towns and cities with a couple meals at the house in conjunction with workshops. Wine or beer is included with dinner. Inebriated guests will not be served alcohol.

Ground Transportation.
ThreadWritten provides all participants transportation to and from Lisbon and the retreat guest house and all activities during the week. Even if the participant is not taking part in an event, they are welcome to travel with the group. If the participant would like to visit another location or attraction than the group, they will be responsible for their own transportation.

Workshop Materials.

Embroidery thread, needles, fabric and other materials for workshops will be included in a tote bag. Feel free to bring your favorite supplies including embroidery hoops (they don’t use them here!), and your own project in progress for travel or downtime. If you usually use a magnifier or special light, please consider bring packable versions with you. We will mostly work in the morning and afternoon with some evening stitching time.

What’s Not Included

Travel Insurance
ThreadWritten requires that all guests obtain travel insurance that provides cover for accidents, personal injury, loss of luggage, and cancellation of their itinerary. ThreadWritten is not liable for personal injury, death, damage to property, or other loss whether arising from accident, cancellation, delays, or any other matter beyond our control. Guests must provide proof of insurance or sign a travel insurance waiver.

Transportation
ThreadWritten fees do not include any air, land, or sea transportation prior to meeting in Lisbon on August 10. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to Lisbon (or may make arrangements to meet the group later that day in the north), and back home at the conclusion of their stay. ThreadWritten does not recommend any specific transportation provider, and cannot be held responsible for any delays encountered during your travel, even if they cause you to miss part or all of your stay. No refund will be given for any portion of ThreadWritten services missed due to travel interruptions or delays. ThreadWritten requires that all of our guests purchase travel insurance.

Food
We will have some light refreshments available at the house however any other additional food consumed outside of the group meals is the participant’s responsibility.

Incidentals
Any expenses incurred by a participant on free time, when visiting an event, or participating in a group activity that are not explicitly mentioned in “What’s Included” (above) are the responsibility of the participant. This includes, but is not limited to, phone and internet fees, laundry charges, souvenirs, personal items, medical expenses, and other expenses of a personal nature. ____

Currency Surcharge ??? ???? ???
ThreadWritten pricing is based on the US Dollar/Euro exchange rate at a single point in time. Should the exchange rate rise to more than 1.35 USD/Euro, ThreadWritten reserves the right to implement a currency surcharge. Should you wish to cancel due to the currency surcharge, you will be subject to the appropriate cancellation fee as described below.

Cancellations

How to Cancel

You must cancel your registration in writing by US Mail, signed fax, or scanned signed document. Cancellations cannot be accepted by phone or email. The effective date of cancellation will be the postmark on your letter of notification or the date of receipt of a signed fax or scanned document.
Mail Cancellations To:
Sarah Pedlow / ThreadWritten
219 John St. #2
Oakland, CA 94611
Fax Cancellations To:????????????????????????????
1-

Cancellations are subject to the following fees:
Less than 30 days after registration confirmation (receipt of deposit) and before April 1, 2019– Full refund

Deposits are non-refundable 30 days after receipt or after March 31, 2019.

Remaining payment is due May 1st, 2019.

If you are owed a refund of fees paid, it will be mailed within 30 days of receipt of your cancellation notice.