TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. HIRE FEES: SPACE
The hirer agrees to pay POW WOW STUDIOS the hire fees for the studio space at the rates specified in the Hire Contract from the date and time space is occupied until the date and time the space is released to POW WOW STUDIOS. The Hirer pays for the time the space is booked out not for the time the space is used. The minimum hire period for space is .5 day (5 hours). Studio bookings must be confirmed two working days prior to shoot date.
2. HIRE FEES: EQUIPMENT
The hirer agrees to pay POW WOW STUDIOS the hire fees for the equipment at the rates specified in the Hire Contract from the date and time the equipment is taken until the date and time the Equipment is returned to POW WOW STUDIOS Reception. The Hirer pays for the time the Equipment is hired out, not for the time the equipment is used. The minimum hire period for equipment is one day.
Equipment hired from POW WOW STUDIOS is covered by insurance. In the case of damage, loss or theft of the hired equipment, the Hire agrees to pay the excess, being $500 for goods where the replacement value is less than $8,000. For goods where the replacement value is greater than $8,000, the excess will be 10% of the replacement value. POW WOW STUDIOS accepts no responsibility for equipment, people or other goods brought into the studios by hirers. Insurance of gear, people and goods in their care is the responsibility of individual photographers. Hirers must have their own public liability insurance.
Hirers who do not have a credit account with POW WOW STUDIOS must pay all fees and charges payable under this contract on the shoot day. Accounts can be settled by cash, cheque, or direct deposit. For Account Holders, payment must be made within 30 days of invoice date. The Hirer agrees to provide full contact details including proof of address and a credit card imprint. The Hirer authorises POW WOW STUDIOS to charge the Hirer’s credit card for any additional costs or hire fees and other charges incurred as a
result of late return or equipment or damage.
5. OWNERSHIP OF EQUIPMENT
The equipment shall remain at all time the property of POW WOW STUDIOS. The Hirer agrees not to sell, transfer licence, loan or give the equipment to any one or to part with or share possession of the Equipment or do anything which may effect POW WOW STUDIOS’ interest in the equipment.
6. USE OF THE EQUIPMENT
The Hirer agrees that it is hiring the equipment for its own personal use and that at all times it shall use the equipment in a skilful and proper manner. POW WOW STUDIOS agrees that at its own expense it shall service, clean and maintain the equipment in good and substantial repair and condition, reasonable wear and tear accepted. The Hirer agrees to be responsible for all and any loss or damage to equipment for any reason, reasonable wear and tear excepted.
At the end of the hire period and before the return of the equipment to POW WOW STUDIOS reception, the Hirer agrees to properly clean the equipment. The Hirer agrees to pay for any cleaning costs incurred by POW WOW STUDIOS in the event that the Hirer fails in its clean- ing obligations. POW WOW STUDIOS may deduct such costs from the Hirer’s credit card or deposit
In the event of a breakdown or failure of the equipment the Hirer will immediately notify POW WOW STUDIOS’ manager. The Hirer should under no circumstances repair or attempt to repair equipment without the prior consent of the POW WOW STUDIOS manager.
POW WOW STUDIOS shall not be liable to the Hirer or any third party in respect of any loss or damage however caused arising directly or indirectly from the hire of Equipment or Space. POW WOW STUDIOS liability if any is limited to a refund of the hire fees charged for such amenities. All other excludable warranties whether express or implied are excluded. The Hirer indemnifies or holds harmless POW WOW STUDIOS from all and any liability, losses, damage, claims, demands and expenses of any kind however caused arising directly or indirectly from this Contact.
10. RESERVATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS
Wherever possible, the Hirer should call POW WOW STUDIOS in advance to pre-book space and equipment. Failure to cancel pre-booked space and equipment at least 48 hours prior will incur a half day Hire Fee.
11. EQUIPMENT TESTING AND STUDENT TERMS
If there is no prior booking, equipment and space can be hired for testing purposes or by students (on presentation of a valid student card) and may at the discretion of POW WOW STUDIOS be charged at 50% of the usual daily hire fee.
This Space and Equipment Contract may be terminated immediately by POW WOW STUDIOS if the Hirer breaches any of these terms.
POW WOW STUDIOS reserved the right to amend the Terms and Conditions of this Contract at any time.