Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Carl Adams Driving School

The following terms and conditions represent the basis upon which driving lessons are provided by Carl AdamsDrivingSchool. The provision of the instruction is subject to the acceptance of these terms and conditions, which must be signed before the first lesson can begin.

1. Driving licenses and fitness to drive:

You must hold a current, valid driving license, provisional, full or international, and produce it on (or in advance of) your first training session. You must be fit to drive with regard to legal and medical requirements.

2. Payments and Cancellation:

Tuition fees are normally payable in advance. Payment can be made by cash on the day of the lesson or in advance by debit or credit card to Mr C Adams, Natwest Account: CONTACT ME 07702118103. 

If either you or your instructor needs to cancel or re-arrange a lesson at least 48 hours notice will be required for single lessons of up to two hours duration. Longer lessons need a minimum of four days notice. Failure to give notice will result in a valid claim for an equivalent value in compensation (i.e., a cancellation fee will be charged)

Your instructor will do everything possible to ensure that your lessons start and finish on time, but reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change lesson lengths and start/finish times under certain circumstances (e.g., dangerous weather conditions). In the event of postponement fees paid in advance will be carried forward.

The instructor reserves the right to cancel a lesson at short notice if it is suspected that the pupil may be unfit due to the effects of alcohol, drugs (prescribed or otherwise) or any other condition that would cause his/her driving to be dangerous or illegal. In such circumstances the lesson fee will be payable.

3. Bookings, Lesson durations and Refunds

Your instructor will endeavor to maintain regular lesson slots at the same time each week to ensure continuity of learning, however, this cannot be guaranteed.

The minimum lesson period is one hour. If, for any reason, the instructor is late for the lesson he/she will make a concerted effort to inform the pupil of the estimated time of arrival. If the delay is greater than 15 minutes this time will be credited to the pupil and when possible the lesson will be extended by the time due – if this is not possible the extra time will be carried forward to the next suitable lesson.

3.1 All Block booking deals require each lesson booked to be a minimum of 2 hours in duration in order to purchase at the deal/offer price. 1 Hour lessons are not included in this price.

3.2 Refunds can be issued for hours of block booking not taken, however as the block booking was not completed the discount is removed, the charge will be at the standard rate of £70 per 2 hour lesson taken. Please be aware there will also be a £20 administration charge for time taken to arrange  refunds out of my working day.

4. Training Location:

All sessions will start and finish at the same location unless alternative arrangements are made in advance. The instructor will determine a location for practical lessons which ensures both the pupil’s and public safety – this means that the instructor may need to drive the pupil to and from the lesson location; this journey time forms part of the lesson as paid for.

5. Training vehicles:

Training vehicles provided by the school are taxed, insured for the purposes of driving tuition, fully roadworthy and fitted with dual controls.

Pupils who require tuition in their own vehicle must supply evidence from their motor insurer that the car is covered for lessons when being supervised by a professional instructor in return for payment; the car must also be taxed and hold a current MOT certificate where appropriate. Petrol for lessons in a pupil car must be at the pupils own expense.

6. Driving tests and bookings

Your instructor reserves the right to refuse use of a driving school vehicle for test if he/she considers that provision of a vehicle could cause a risk to public safety.

Where a school car is used for test, the booking period will based upon the instructor’s normal diary schedule. Depending on the time of the test this will require a minimum two hour booking and possibly longer.

While your instructor will make every effort to ensure that the vehicle supplied for test will be fully road worthy and comply with all legal requirements at the start of the test, he/she cannot be held responsible for vehicle failure that occurs during the test and is not liable for consequential loss.

Your instructor cannot be held responsible for test appointments cancelled by the DSA due to bad weather, sickness, staff shortages or other reasons. Such cancellations are beyond the control of your instructor and therefore the lesson fee and ‘use of car’ fee for the booked period will be charged. Your instructor will advise about claiming compensation from the DSA.

7. Code of Practice

Your instructor agrees to abide by the conditions of the Professional Code of Practice https://www.gov.uk/adi-voluntary-code-of-practice. In the unlikely event of complaint or dispute the guidelines of the Code of Practice will be adhered to.

8.  GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

After a customer has taken their first lesson with Carl Adams Driving School, we will begin to keep a record of each individual’s progress using a password protected word document. This is to allow us to keep track on how each person is doing and allows us the opportunity to tailor future lessons for each individual’s needs. After each individual has stopped learning with us, we wait six years before deleting the data. This data can be emailed over to the customer at any point throughout the learning process upon request.

Other information such as phone numbers and addresses are kept on a password protected phone and then deleted six years after. No information is passed to any other party’s unless specifically requested to do so by the customer. For example, if we are fully booked and unable to offer any lessons for a significant amount of time, if the customer requests us to recommend another ADI then contacts details may be passed over with permission.

Fleet company reports are kept until the companies (of which the work was completed for) have confirmed they are happy with our final report, once this has been confirmed the files are deleted immediately. (This will be the same process for Fleet Advanced Training Company which will be launched in the not too distant future)

On occasion, we may use social media platforms such as Facebook/Twitter to display recent “Passed Pupils” photos. This photo would only be taken and put online with the individual’s consent and anyone has the right to not take part. (Please state at the bottom of section “9” underneath the signature box (Which will be in the pack on first lesson) if you do not wish to be asked to take part in a passed pupil’s photo.)

9. Gift Cards: Gift cards must be used within 12 months of day of purchase due to protect from price increases. Any lessons not booked within this time will expire and will not be refunded.  Gift cards are non transferrable and must be used by the person named on the gift card.

10. Your rights:

These conditions do not affect any protection a student has under consumer legislation.

We reserve the right to change or alter any of the terms and conditions without notice, but will endeavour to inform pupils of any changes as soon as possible.

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