Terms and Conditions

Legal Statement
 You may download and print any part of the material on this web site provided that you shall only be entitled to use such material for your own personal and domestic use, non-commercial use. However you need to be aware that such material may have changed and may not be applicable.


We reserve the right to change any material, products or services and applicable terms and conditions to such products or services contained within this web site at any time without notice.


You agree that: access to the web site; use of information contained within this web site; or access to hypertext links through this web site is to be used at your own risk as no representations or warranties of any kind whether express or implied are made and are hereby excluded to the extent permissible by law. No member of the company shall be liable for any loss or damage, howsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of the web site, including without limitation, direct or indirect loss, consequential loss or damage or loss of profit, loss arising from use or loss of use, loss arising from any errors or omissions in the information contained in or referred to in this web site and whether for breach of contract, in negligence or not.


If any of these provisions should be determined unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of law then, to the extent and within the jurisdiction which that provision is found to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deleted and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions which shall continue to be binding and in force.

Our Services

We may amend any of the terms and conditions in order to 
-    comply with legal or regulatory requirements
-    rectify errors, omissions and inaccuracies

The hire of the dome is subject to insurance and adequate allowance for Health and Safety regulations which will be complied by all staff of the Science Dome. The school or client must ensure that adequate allowance is made to the extra risk to Health and Safety with the dome equipment used in the hall. A hall at ground level is required for an indoor dome hire, adequate flat access to the hall is required for equipment loading. 

Science Dome staff has Standard Disclosure under Criminal Records Bureau however current legislation makes any search not portable to another client, therefore the cost and the requirement falls on the client to ensure a satisfactory search is completed. 

Cancellation by the client is allowed with 30 days notice of any dome hire. Outside that notice period any client cancellation will mean that half fees are payable by the client. The Science Dome company can cancel within 72 hours due to unforeseen circumstances. Payment is invoiced on the day of the visit of any dome and is due within 30 days. If after 30 days any payments are outstanding, we reserve the right to charge a supplement of £30 to cover the cost of any banking charges incurred by ourselves.   

For the Science Zone any workshop payment is taken in advance and cannot be refunded. This is due to cost of setting up the workshop and payment of the third party such as the artist or fossil presenter. In the Science Zone payment for any workshop or special event is in advance by Paypal. Paypal can be cancelled on the website and cash paid over the counter at the Zone in advance of the event.


'Science Dome' and 'Science Zone' are trading names for Admin Support and IT Solutions. 
Registered for VAT and all costs quoted are exclusive of VAT which should be recoverable for most educational establishments. 
VAT registration number 926 3431 30.    

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  Mandatory information requirements:

Regulation 19 (2) imposes on any retailer (obliged to use ADR by law) when
dealing with consumers, that these retailers must provide the following
information where they are not able to resolve a consumer complaint by
means of an internal complaint handling procedure. The retailer must inform
the consumer via a durable medium, for example, by email:
- if the complaint cannot be settled with the consumer;
- to provide the name and website address of an ADR entity or EU listed
body that would be competent to handle the complaint; and
- whether the consumer is obliged or may be willing to submit to an ADR
procedure operated by a competent body.

Such retailers must make the name and address of the relevant ADR entity
available on their website and general terms and conditions.
On their website, retailers must direct consumers to an appropriate
certified ADR provider and inform the customer whether or not they intend
to use that provider. 

The regulations require retailers from 9 January 2016 to provide the link
http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/ http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/ on
their website. Currently, the EU portal is not yet running but states that
it will be operational as of 15 February 2016. The Department for Business,
Innovation and Skills has confirmed that there will be no enforcement
action before the EU portal is online.