Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions


Welcome to the Academy of Modern Celebrancy! We are delighted you are joining our premier training programme for exceptional celebrants. Please read through these terms and conditions carefully before purchasing any of our certification courses.

  1. About Our Academy

The Academy of Modern Celebrancy Limited operates the Academy of Modern Celebrancy and is a limited company registered in England under the company number 12512950, whose registered address is 3 St. Annes Gardens, Southampton, England, SO19 9FJ. Our team of accomplished celebrants and faculty are committed to empowering you with the skills to excel in this meaningful career. Feel free to contact us at any time at hello@academyofmoderncelebrancy.com.

  1. Your Status

By purchasing a course, you confirm that you are legally able to enter into contracts, are at least 18 years old, and will only use the course materials for your own learning purposes. You agree not to redistribute or resell the materials.

  1. Forming a Contract

3.1         When you place an order, you will receive an acknowledgement email. This does not confirm acceptance of your order. We review all orders and verify acceptance by sending a "Download Confirmation" email granting access to the course. This email forms the binding contract between us. The contract applies only to courses specifically confirmed through the Download Confirmation system.

3.2         For consumers, you have 14 days after purchase to cancel for a full refund by emailing hello@academyofmoderncelebrancy.com. However, we will provide immediate access to digital materials before the end of this cancellation window, upon your request. By accessing the course, you understand you are forfeiting cancellation rights. If you cancel after partially using services during the 14 days, reasonable costs will be deducted from your refund. If you are paying using our payment plan method, You are entering into a binding contract to complete the payments in full.

  1. Course Access

Courses are available immediately after we send the Download Confirmation. Contact us promptly if you do not receive automated access, as we are not liable for delays due to technical issues.

  1. Intellectual Property

Course usage rights are only granted upon full payment. All course content remains the intellectual property of our Academy. We licence materials to you on a limited basis for appropriate use in your training. You may not copy, rent, sell, publish, republish, share, broadcast or otherwise transmit the Paid Content (or any part of it) or make it available to the public except as permitted under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.

  1. Pricing

6.1         Prices listed on our website are valid, excluding errors. VAT is included when applicable. Rates are subject to change, but confirmed orders are honoured. We specify accepted payment methods on our site. Payment plans require a committed contract.

6.2         Payment for Subscriptions/Courses must always be made in advance.  Your chosen payment method will be charged when we process your order and send you a subscription/course confirmation on each renewal date.

6.3         Payments due must be made without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction, or withholding (except where any deduction or withholding of tax is required by law).

6.4         If you do not make any payment due to us on time, we will suspend your access to the paid content.  If you do not make payment within 48 hours of our reminder, we may cancel the contract.  Any and all outstanding sums due to us will remain due and payable within 14 days.

6.5         Any sums which remain unpaid following the expiry of the period set out on the invoice shall incur interest on a daily basis at 8% above the base rate of the Bank of England from time to time until payment is made in full of any such outstanding sums, as well as any other statutory compensation.  Interest will accrue daily from the due date for payment until the actual date of payment of the overdue sum, whether before or after judgment.

6.6         If we are required to obtain legal advice and/or issue proceedings to recover any fees or disbursements and we are successful in such proceedings, you agree that you will pay our legal/advisory costs of such proceedings even if the amount claimed is suitable for the small claims track.

6.7         If you believe that we have charged you an incorrect amount, please contact us as soon as reasonably possible to let us know.  You will not be charged for paid content while availability is suspended.

  1. Refunds

7.1         We operate under a strict no-refund policy due to the nature of our courses and the immediate access provided upon purchase. Once a course is purchased and accessed digitally, refunds will not be issued.

7.2         In the rare event of a technical issue on our end preventing access to the course, we will make every effort to resolve the matter promptly. If we are unable to provide access within a reasonable timeframe, a refund or credit towards another course may be offered.

  1. Cancellation/Termination

8.1         You may cancel your course at any time by giving us 7 days' notice. Please note that we do not offer any refunds for courses. In such cases, you will continue to have access to the paid content for the remainder of your current course.

8.2         Where you have entered into a payment plan, please be aware that should you cancel your course, all outstanding monies due will become payable in full within 14 days of us confirming your cancellation.

8.3         If you wish to exercise your right to cancel, you may inform us of your cancellation by email and becomes effective from the date on which you send us your message (with evidence of delivery or a read receipt where required). Please provide the following details: your name, address, email address, telephone number, and course details.

  1. Our Liability

9.1         Courses are provided “as is” without representations, aside from consumer warranties. If we are liable for non-death/injury damages, compensation is limited to your course purchase amount. We are not liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages.

9.2         Subject to clause 9.4, we will not be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, loss of business, interruption to business, any loss of business opportunity, or for any indirect or consequential loss arising out of or in connection with any contract between you and us.

9.3         Subject to clause 9.4, our total liability to you for all other losses arising out of or in connection with any contract between you and us, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall be limited to 10% of the total sums paid by you under the contract in question.

9.4         Nothing in these terms seeks to limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence (including that of our employees, agents, or sub-contractors); for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or for any other matter in respect of which liability cannot be excluded or restricted by law.

9.5         We warrant, undertake, and agree that all content produced by us in the course of providing the Celebrant Training (including, but not limited to the paid content) shall be original to the Academy of Modern Celebrancy and shall not infringe any intellectual property rights belonging to a third party.

  1. Communication

We primarily communicate via email and may also contact you through website postings. You agree this satisfies legal electronic communication requirements.

  1. Data Protection

11.1       All personal data that We may use will be collected, processed, and held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Legislation and your rights thereunder.

11.2       For complete details of Our collection, processing, storage, and retention of personal data including, but not limited to, the purpose(s) for which personal data is used, the legal basis or bases for using it, details of your rights and how to exercise them, and personal data sharing (where applicable), please refer to Our Privacy & Cookie Policy on our website.

  1. Events Outside Our Control

12.1       We will not be liable for any failure or delay in performing our obligations where that failure or delay results from any cause that is beyond our reasonable control.  Such causes include but are not limited to: power failure, internet service provider failure, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, riots and other civil unrest, pandemic, epidemic, fire, explosions, floods, storms, earthquakes, subsidence, acts of terrorism (threatened or actual), acts of war (declared, undeclared, threatened, actual or preparations for war), pandemic, epidemic or other natural disasters, or any other event that is beyond Our reasonable control.

12.2       In the event that a party cannot perform their obligations hereunder as a result of force majeure for a continuous period of 4 weeks, the other party may at its discretion terminate the agreement by written notice at the end of that period.  In the event of such termination, you shall agree to pay for all work completed up to the date of termination.

  1. Notices 

Send notices to hello@academyofmoderncelebrancy.com. We will use the email provided with your order. Notice is deemed received 24 hours after emailing or 3 days after mailing.

  1. Transfers

We may transfer (assign) our obligations and rights under these terms (and under the contract, as applicable) to a third party (this may happen, for example, if we sell our business).  If this occurs, you will be informed by us in writing.  Your rights under these terms will not be affected and our obligations under these terms will be transferred to the third party who will remain bound by them.

You may not transfer (assign) your obligations and rights under these terms (and under the contract, as applicable) without our express written permission.

  1. Waiver

Any failure by us to enforce the contract does not waive future rights of enforcement. Waivers must be expressly stated in writing.

  1. Rights of Third-Party

The contract is between you and us.  It is not intended to benefit any other person or third party in any way and no such person or party will be entitled to enforce any provision of these Terms.

  1. Severability

If any provision is invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will continue unaffected.

  1. Entire Agreement

These terms represent the entire agreement and replace previous informal agreements. Reliance may only be placed on representations in these terms or the Download Confirmation email.

  1. Changes

We may revise these terms when necessary. You are subject to the policies at the time of your order unless changes are required by law, or we notify you before sending the Download Confirmation.

  1. Law and Jurisdiction

20.1       These Terms and the relationship between you and Us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law.

20.2       Any disputes concerning these Terms of Sale, the relationship between you and Us, or any matters arising therefrom or associated therewith (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Additional Policies:

Mentorship allocation

Students have 9 weeks from the date they are assigned a mentor to complete their mentor-led module training and progress on to the next part of the course. This forms part of the formal accreditation and if these requirements are not fulfilled within the 9-week timeframe, the student will need to pay a restart fee of £200 for Wedding and Funeral Certification or £150 for Naming Certification. This fee allows the student to enter the mentor allocation pool again and be matched with a new mentor in 7 working days. The student will pick up where they left off in the course modules with their previous mentor. There is no difference in restart fee based on how much progress was previously made. The restart fee covers the administrative costs of reallocating a new mentor and continuing the training from the last completed module. Please note the new mentor may be different than the original one assigned.

The restart fee will apply each time a student does not complete the mentor-led requirements within the 9-week timeframe allocated with their assigned mentor. Students can restart with a new mentor at any point, as long as it is within 12 months of initial course enrolment access. Each time the 9-week mentoring period ends without completion, the restart fee will be charged again to reallocate a new mentor and continue where they left off. This restart fee is applicable for each subsequent 9-week mentor allocation that does not result in the fulfilment of accreditation criteria within the mentoring period. Our goal is for every student to successfully become an accredited celebrant within their 12-month course access. Please reach out if you need any assistance getting back on track.

12-month policy for course access.

Course Access Reactivation Policy:

Students have 12 months of access to the certification course materials and resources from the date of initial enrolment. If the course is not completed within the initial 12-month period, students may choose to reactivate their access for an additional 12 months by paying a £200 reactivation fee. This will extend the course end date by another year from the date of reactivation. Reactivation can only be done once the initial access period has expired. Course access may be reactivated at any point after expiration for up to 2 years from the initial enrolment date by paying this fee. If a student does not reactivate their access within 2 years, they will have to re-enrol in the full certification programme again at the current programme price. The reactivation fee covers administrative, and materials costs associated with prolonging course access beyond the typical 12-month timeframe. It allows an additional year for students to complete requirements if they were unable to do so initially within the standard access period. Please contact our course manager to discuss reactivating expired course access.