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Mindworks Escape Rooms Limited

 

General Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy 

General Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions cover the following subjects:-

  1. Who are we?

  2. General Terms

  3. Making a Booking and Payment

  4. Attending an Escape Room Game Session

  5. Accessibility

  6. Health and Safety

  7. Photos

  8. Website Use

  9. Covid-19 Additional Terms

1/ Who are we?

Mindworks Escape Rooms Limited is a family run escape room business headquartered in Worthing, West Sussex on the lovely South Coast of England. Our contact details are shown below:-

info@mindworks-escaperooms.co.uk

26 Guildbourne Centre, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1LZ

2/ General Terms 

These terms and conditions outline your contract with Mindworks Escape Rooms Limited (the company). Please read these carefully as they govern the relationship between us and explain our mutual rights and obligations.

Nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to affect your statutory rights.

Any disputes arising from this contract shall be governed by English law and be settled in the English courts.

The company reserves the right to amend or vary these terms and conditions from time to time at its sole discretion without prior notice.

The company’s privacy policy is shown as a separate document at the end of these terms and conditions.

3/ Making a Booking and Payment

The person making a booking (the booker) with the company must read and accept these terms and conditions for themselves and on behalf of their entire team. They must ensure they have the authority to carry out the booking under these terms for everyone in their team.

The booker must be over 18 years of age.

All information given to the company must be true and accurate. The booker is responsible for its accuracy.

The booker is responsible for payment of the total booking price based on the prices stated on the company’s website. The cost for each group is based on the number of players in a team. Full payment is required at the time of booking and there will be no refund given if fewer team members attend. If more players attend the booking than were originally paid for, the additional cost must be paid before the game starts.

Bookings made via the company’s website are completed by the sending of a confirmation email to the booker. If the booker does not receive this email, the booking has not been completed and is not valid. This email must be bought with the booker on the day of the booking.

Once an escape room booking is confirmed, we cannot accept any cancellations or give any refunds. This is because it is a leisure service which has been booked for a specific date and time. The company will consider re-scheduling a booking if we are given 7 days or more notice. Any re-scheduling will only be confirmed when the booker has received an updated confirmation email.   

The company will give a full refund for up to 14 days on any Gift Vouchers purchased providing they have not been converted into an escape room booking. The company will also give a full refund on any sundries (such as escape rooms in a box) providing they have not been opened.

The booker cannot sell their booking to a third party at a profit. If the booker wishes to transfer their booking to a third party they must contact the company before the start of their booking. The company is entitled to deny this request.

4/ Attending an Escape Room Game Session

Teams must arrive at the company’s escape room at the time shown on their booking. If a team arrives up to 25 minutes late we will reduce the time of the game. If the team is more than 25 minutes late we will consider this a non-attendance. In this case, all booking fees are not refundable and the booking cannot be re-scheduled.

To be admitted you must confirm the full name of the booker and you may be asked to confirm phone number and email address the booking confirmation was sent to.

Children from the age of 12 can play our escape room, although some of the puzzles may be too challenging for younger players. 

Guests under the age of 18 must have a responsible adult as part of their team who will accept responsibility for the welfare of all those members of their group who are aged under 18.

Whilst guests are on our premises, they must ensure they follow our rules and cooperate with our employees.  The company will not tolerate any rule breaking or aggressive behaviour towards its employees. Any such behaviour or rule breaking may result in refusal of entry, game termination or removal from our premises. In these circumstances, no compensation will be given. Be nice!

The company is entitled to charge the guests for any damages which are intentional and/or caused by misuse of props. The booker will be responsible for their group and takes full responsibility of any damages and will be charged accordingly. The company reserves the right to use CCTV recordings as evidence to support the case for damages to be paid.

No photos, videos or audio recordings can be made by guests inside the company’s premises.

No food and drink can be brought into the escape room.

The company expects visitors not to disclose any company intellectual property contained in the escape room puzzles to any third party. Also guests are expected not to disclose game details to third parties which would not be known to people who have not played the game.

 

5/ Accessibility

The company’s escape room “Smuggler’s Ruin” has been designed to be as accessible as possible for guests with a disability. We have successfully tested the game with wheelchair users. If the booker is making a booking for a team with additional needs they should advise the company at the time of making the booking.

6/ Health and Safety

Before each escape room game all guests will be shown a short video explaining the rules of the game and health and safety requirements. Each guest will then participate in the event at their own risk. The company is not liable for any damages caused by not following the rules explained before the game.

The company’s escape room has a comprehensive fire detection and sprinkler system. Guests must not touch any part of this system.

All fire exits signs are clearly marked and emergency lighting provided. In the event of a fire or other emergency, for their own safety guests must follow instructions being given to them by the games master running their game.

Any guests who arrive for a game under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be admitted and their game will count as a non-attendance. In this case, all booking fees are not refundable and the booking cannot be re-scheduled.

By making the booking with the company, the booker and all members of their team agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. The company or its employees shall not be liable for any death, personal injury, loss or damage caused while in the company’s premises.

7/ Photos

When your team have completed your escape we will ask you if we can take a photo of your team. We may then share your team’s success photo on Facebook, Instagram, TripAdvisor and/or Twitter. We only do it after obtaining your verbal agreement and if you refuse we will either not take a photo or send it directly to you and not put it on social media. Photos made of your team are deleted from the camera used after one month.

If at any point in the future you would like your photo to be removed from our social media listings, you can ask us to delete it. You will need to send us the link to the relevant photo and we will then delete it as soon as possible and confirm with you when it has been done.

We will also email you after your visit to let you know if your team photo has been posted on social media – typically Facebook, Instagram, TripAdvisor and/or Twitter – and to ask you for a review, e.g. on TripAdvisor.

8/ Website Use

The website www.mindworks-escaperooms.co.uk (the website) is owned and operated by the company.

No third party can modify,  copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information obtained from the website without the written consent of the company.

The company logo and information on the company website is the property of the company. You are not permitted to use it without a written consent of the company.

The company shall not be liable to any person for any damages arising out of any use of the website

 

Covid-19 Additional Terms

The company is determined to keep our customers and staff as safe as possible during the current Covid-19 pandemic. We have carried out a full Covid-19 risk assessment in line with UK government and leisure industry guidance prior to opening and all customers should be aware of the following:

  • All visitors and staff must wear a face covering at all times in our escape rooms. If for any reason you cannot wear a face covering, unfortunately we ask you to not make a booking currently.

  • All team members must be from the same household / bubble.

  • All visitors and staff must use hand sanitiser gel on arrival and departure.

  • All team members must arrive as a group, exactly at the booking start time.

  • If a booking has been made and a team member develops Covid-19 symptoms or needs to self-isolate please do not attend. We will issue a full refund.

Many other actions have been taken to reduce infection risks including carrying out a thorough clean of rooms and props between every booking and increasing air circulation.

If requested the company will co-operate with the NHS Track and Trace scheme.

 

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Privacy Policy

Mindworks Escape Rooms Limited (the company) takes your privacy seriously. This privacy policy describes how the company collects, uses, maintains and discloses the personal and non-personal identification information of each user of our website.

This policy covers the following:-

1/ Who are we?

2/ What data do we collect?

3/ What do we use your information for?

4/ Do we use cookies and what do we use them for?

5/ Who has access to information about you and for how long?

6/ How do I complain?

7/ Changes to the policy

1/ Who are we?

Mindworks Escape Rooms Limited is a family run escape room business headquartered in Worthing, West Sussex on the lovely South Coast of England. Our contact details are shown below:-

info@mindworks-escaperooms.co.uk

26 Guildbourne Centre, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1LZ

2/ What data do we collect?

Personal identification information from users can be collected in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit the website, register on the Website, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on the website. 

We use a third-party company called Resova to manage our bookings. This company has a good reputation for secure data handling. When you make a booking on our website you will be directed to the Resova website. Their privacy policy is on this website:-

 

https://resova.com/privacy

For payments online we use a merchant service called Stripe. Again, this company has a good reputation for secure data handling. Their privacy policy is on this website:-

 

https://stripe.com/en-gb/privacy

These external two companies ask you for information that they share with us during the booking process. Examples of the information shared are shown below but the list may not be exhaustive:-

• Your name

• Your address

• Your contact phone number

• Your email address

• Who is in your team such as family, friends, colleagues etc

• Age of team members under 18

• Last 4 digits on your card

• Card expiry date

• IP address

We use a third-party website called WIX to host our website and manage our mailing list. This company has a good reputation for secure data handling. When you visit our website and when you subscribe to our mailing list you will be using services provided by WIX. Their privacy policy is on this website:-

https://www.wix.com/about/privacy

Examples of the information shared are shown below but the list may not be exhaustive:-

   •  Your name

  • Your email address

  • IP address

We check that the third-party companies we use are up-to-date with current legislation and have the appropriate security certification.

We will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. 

 

Our escape rooms use CCTV systems to enable us to provide guidance to the teams taking part. Recordings of the games played will normally be deleted within 24 hours of the game played and will only be kept for longer if there is a valid legal reason for keeping them.

3/ What do we use your information for?

The company may collect and use personal information of users for the following purposes:-

  • to contact you regarding your booking with us, 

  • to improve our website 

  • to personalise your user experience 

  • to run a marketing promotion

  • to send periodic emails

  • to improve customer service

  • to run a survey or other site feature

  • for other purposes as required to run our business

When your team have completed your escape we will ask you if we can take a photo of your team. We may then share your team’s success photo on Facebook, Instagram, TripAdvisor and/or Twitter. We only do it after obtaining your verbal agreement and if you refuse we will either not take a photo or send it directly to you and not put it on social media. Photos made of your team are deleted from the camera used after one month.

If at any point in the future you would like your photo to be removed from our social media listings, you can ask us to delete it. You will need to send us the link to the relevant photo and we will then delete it as soon as possible and confirm with you when it has been done.

We will also email you after your visit to let you know if your team photo has been posted on social media – typically Facebook, Instagram, TripAdvisor and/or Twitter – and to ask you for a review, e.g. on TripAdvisor.

You can unsubscribe from our emails at any time.

4/ Do we use cookies and what do we use them for?

Cookies (and similar technologies) are widely used on the internet and allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Our website may use “cookies” to enhance user experience. A user’s browser uses cookies for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, some parts of the website may not function properly.

5/ Who has access to the information about you and for how long?

When we store information in our own systems, only the people who need it have access. Our directors have access to everything you’ve provided, but individual employees have access to only what they need to do their job.

We respect your privacy and will treat any personal information you give to us in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the 2016 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and this privacy policy, and will not use any such information in ways to which you have not consented. 

We do not sell, trade, or rent users’ personal identification information to others.

Under GDPR you have the right to find out what information we hold on you, ask for it to be corrected or deleted etc – it is your data. You also have the same rights with the third-party companies we use.

6/ How do I complain?

We hope you never have reason to complain but if you do feel the need, we commit to take your complaints very seriously, investigate thoroughly and respond to you. Please contact us by email at:-

 info@mindworks-escaperooms.co.uk

Alternatively please write to:-

Mindworks Escape Rooms Ltd, 26 Guildbourne Centre, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1LZ

7/ Changes to this policy

Mindworks Escape Rooms Ltd may update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Website. 

 

Last Updated 14th August 2020