— Terms & Conditions

1. Services

All services are provided by Bowers & Hill Enterprises, “the Company” or “Us” or “We”.

1.2 Any references within these terms to “you” or “the Customer” mean the person purchasing the goods as named on the invoice. By placing an order with us, you are accepting these terms in full

1.3 Following an inquiry made by you, you will be entitled to a complimentary initial design consultation delivered via Telephone Call or Zoom.

1.4 Following the design consultation, we may correspond with you via email, to provide you with examples of the types of designs / creations available. You are welcome to email any images / design ideas to us at info@bowersandhillenterprises.com.

1.5 Any correspondence between you and the Company during the planning stage is complimentary and you will not be charged.

1.6 Once you have confirmed the design you want, we will provide you with a quotation via email. Quotations are valid for 7 days, following which prices may be altered or services may no longer be available.

1.7 If, following review of the invoice, you wish to make any amendments to the agreed design, please email us at info@bowersandhillenterprises.com and set out your requested amendments. We will then send you a revised invoice via email.

1.8 Bookings are confirmed upon receipt of the non-refundable deposit of 50% of the invoice amount.

1.9 Should you fail to provide the non-refundable booking fee within 7 days of receiving the invoice the date will be released for alternative bookings.

1.10 We will contact you before the event date to confirm the details and specifics of your booking e.g., timings.

1.11 The balloons will be delivered on the morning of the event to the event venue confirmed by you on the booking form. Should the venue have any special arrangements or restrictions it is your responsibility to ensure that you have confirmed those in writing to us at least 72 hours before delivery. We will not be liable if the venue prevents set-up of the balloons, and no refunds will be provided for items not used due to venue limitations.

1.12 Once the balloons have been delivered and set-up, we will have no further involvement on the day of the event. It is your responsibility to agree the location of the balloons at the venue in advance so that they are delivered and set-up in the correct place. Similarly, if you are hiring tents, it is your responsibility to instruct us where to set up the equipment. Whilst we take every care, we shall not be liable for any damage to the site, site access, furniture or personal belongings. You must offer an area that is clean and large enough to set up the equipment. We are not responsible for moving furniture.

1.13 Should you wish to hire any additional items, for example sail boards, easels, hoops, faux florals, tents, lanterns, fairy lights, such items will be hired and will remain the property of the Company throughout. You are responsible for ALL hire items during the hire period. Hire items will be thoroughly inspected upon collection, should any hire items be missing, damaged or broken then an invoice will be raised for the cost of a like for like replacement item. Please ensure hire items are not touched or played with during the hire period to avoid any accidental damage as this would still be charged in full. All invoices for breakages must be paid within 7 days.

Under no circumstances must any of our hire items be left outside overnight. Arrangements for the collection or relocation of hire items must be made and fully adhered to.

Faux florals are hired items and will be collected after your event. Any missing or damaged florals will again be charged for in full. If used for an outdoor installation, we kindly request that all florals are brought inside in the event of rain or bad weather.

1.14 Should hire items be broken or not returned by other clients of the Company in advance of the event and not available for your event date, the Company will use their best endeavors to source a similar replacement. We reserve the right to use a suitable alternative if any hire items are not available.

1.15 It is your responsibility to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to avoid injury or cause damage to the equipment. Please adhere to the following safety instructions, particularly in relation to the hire of teepees:

1.15.1 A responsible adult must always supervise the equipment.

1.15.2 NO face paints, chewing gum, pets, smoking or sharp objects to be allowed on or near the equipment. Please treat the tents with respect and be careful with food and drinks, any damages to the equipment caused by misuse, neglect, loss or failure to follow these instructions shall deem the Hirer liable for full repair or replacement costs in addition to any loss of business, as stated in point 1.13 above.

1.15.3 Climbing or hanging on the wooden parts of the equipment is dangerous and must NOT be allowed.

1.15.4 The equipment is to be used indoors only unless agreed by the business. 95% of our displays cannot be left outside in the rain.

1.16 You are required to ensure hire items are available for collection at the agreed time

1.17 All balloon arrangements are created by Bowers & Hill Enterprises.

2. Payments, Pricing and Alterations to Bookings

2.1 Quotations are unique to each client and represent the specifics of each booking which include factors such as seasonal availability.

2.2 Quotes may be higher or lower for certain clients depending on various factors such as the complexity of the arrangement chosen which may impact the number of hours required in each circumstance.

2.3 As far as possible the price quoted for the event will be correct (subject to no alterations being made). However, due to the nature of the balloon styling event industry and bookings being made so far in advance, from time to time it may be necessary to vary the price depending on the availability and price of certain components of your design. As part of our price promise to you we will vary prices both upwards and downwards as required and never increase a price from the quotation (where all other elements are the same) by more than 10%.

2.4 We accept payment via Bank Transfer, Zelle, Money Order, or Cash.

2.5 When circumstances warrant a change of date, we are more than happy to carry your deposit over to an alternative date, subject to availability. However, this is only transferable on one occasion and must be arranged no later than 14 days prior to your event. If we are unable to accommodate the alternative date, we will not refund the booking fee. Your remaining balance is due 14 days before your event and once paid, no changes can be made to your booking date. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to your event would result in no refund being issued.

2.6 Should it be necessary to change the scope of the booking by adding additional balloons or altering balloon styling you can do this at the final design consultation. Any additional costs will be added to the final invoice. Any reductions to the order will only be permitted up to 10% of the original quote.

2.7 All outstanding sums must be paid in full no later than 14 days before the event. Should you fail to pay the outstanding balance by the date shown then we reserve the right to cancel your booking. No refunds will be given.

2.8 If, following payment of your invoice, you wish to purchase any additional balloons, you can do so at any time up to 14 days prior to the event date. There is no guarantee that we will be able to fulfill your request, which is subject to balloon and product availability and the associated lead times.

3. Cancellations

All cancellations must be made in writing.

3.2 Unless agreed by the Company, all booking fees are non-refundable and only transferable on one occasion in accordance with clause 2.5 above.

3.3 For cancellations after bookings have been confirmed, the 50% deposit of the total bill will not be returned.

3.4 For cancellations where there are less than 7 days’ notice, 100% of the quotation sum is payable.

4. Design Rights

We retain all design copyright in any creation prepared in the course of carrying out any Services on your behalf. We will not accept imitation or replication of our designs in any circumstances.

4.2 We trust that you will be delighted with the balloon arrangements and request that any images taken of our arrangements and shared on social media include credit to us by using our social media handle @bowersandhillenterprises.

5. Liability

Once an order has been delivered, you will be responsible for it, and we will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage.

5.2 If the balloon arrangements are moved following set-up, we will not take responsibility for any loss or damage.

5.3 We do not take any responsibility for your balloon arrangements if they are damaged or altered as a result of hot weather. In the event that hot weather is forecast, we will contact you in the week before your event to advise whether any alterations should be made in order to preserve the design and integrity of the balloons in extreme weather conditions.

5.4 We do not accept any liability when it is not possible to deliver your order due to adverse weather or road conditions. Neither will the Company be responsible for any losses arising in circumstances where we become unable to deliver the services such as illness, bereavement, or circumstances beyond our control. In such circumstances we will make every effort to keep you updated and advised.

5.5 Any photographs on our website and social media accounts are illustrative only. Whilst we can aim to create similar designs, we cannot guarantee or confirm that the balloons provided will match any of our images or any images which you provide to us in the planning stages.

5.6 Please be aware that we use the highest quality balloons but there may be slight variations in color and we cannot guarantee exact color matches either to specific colors at your event or across each element of the design.

5.7 Nothing within these terms will: a) Limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; b) Limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; c) Limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or d) Exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

6. Data Protection

Apart from as outlined below, your data will only be used and processed in connection with the performance of the Services listed above;

b) Your personal data will be kept confidential and will never be shared with unconnected third parties. It will be shared with third parties such as an accountant to allow them to perform accountancy functions;

c) Your data will be kept secure at all times and only stored electronically on devices which are password protected;

d) In order to ensure that the data held is accurate, all data will be obtained from you directly;

e) Your data will be stored for the minimum number of years following completion of the services to allow compliance with insurance obligations; and

f) All data collected will be limited to that which is necessary to allow the Services to be performed.

7. Complaints and Refunds

We are committed to providing you with a high-quality service and delivering products of a high standard. However, should there be any cause for complaint in relation to any aspect of our products or service please contact Andria Bowers or Nicole Hill at info@bowersandhillenterprises.com. We agree to investigate your complaint carefully and promptly and take reasonable steps to resolve it.

7.2 All of our balloon arrangements are made bespoke to order. Refunds will be provided in accordance with your statutory rights.

8. Third Party Rights and Applicable Law

No person other than the person provided with a copy of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to have the benefit of the Services or have any rights to enforce or rely on any of the terms.

8.2 These Terms and Conditions are our standard terms and conditions of business and should at all times be construed in accordance with the laws of United States of America.

8.3 The US Judicial System will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any claim, or dispute arising out of this engagement or any matter arising from it.