Terms and Conditions
“Initiative Unlimited” – Murder, Mystery and Mayhem is a division of Initiative Unlimited
“Client” – The person, organization or company entering into this agreement with Initiative Unlimited.
“Order” – The order placed by the Client for the supply of services.
”Entertainment Date” – The day on which the services are to be supplied to the Client by Initiative Unlimited.
“Services” – The creation of fictional characters and a plot or scenario by Initiative Unlimited to be performed by the Client’s guests and the Client on the entertainment date.
1. Any order is deemed to have been made by the Client and the Client’s guests when accepted by Initiative Unlimited upon and subject to these terms and conditions.
2. A deposit of 50% of the total price quoted in the order shall be paid at the time the order is placed with Initiative Unlimited by the Client. Where the services include the ordering or booking by Initiative Unlimited of premises or other facilities, equipment, food or drink or the services of third parties which necessitate Initiative Unlimited in the advance payment of a deposit or such other sums as are necessary to secure such ordering or booking, Initiative Unlimited reserves the right to pass on such expenses incurred to the Client and to obtain payment prior to the entertainment date.
3. Payment of the balance due in accordance with the order from the Client shall be made on or before the entertainment date. Where additional services over and above that detailed in the order are supplied by Initiative Unlimited at the request of the Client, payment shall be made in respect of such services on the entertainment date or within seven days thereof.
4. Cancellation of an order less than thirty days before the entertainment date shall render the Client liable for 100% of the quoted price for the order plus any cancellation fees liable due to booking by Initiative Unlimited of premises or other facilities, equipment, food or drink or the services of third parties. Cancellation of an order thirty or more days before the entertainment date shall render the Client liable for the 50% deposit for the order plus any cancellation fees liable due to booking by Initiative Unlimited of premises or other facilities, equipment, food or drink or the services of third parties.
5. Any sums due to Initiative Unlimited and unpaid within seven days of the entertainment date shall be subject to interest at the rate of 4% above the base rate of Midland Bank PLC per annum calculated on a daily basis.
6. Where the services supplied by Initiative Unlimited include a participation scenario the Client will:¬
(i) No less than 7 days prior to the entertainment date give to Initiative Unlimited a list of guests invited on the entertainment date together with details of gender of the guests.
(ii) Unless so arranged by Initiative Unlimited, give details of the location of the venue for the entertainment together with details of the facilities provided at such a venue.
7. Initiative Unlimited cannot accept responsibility for the disruption to the scenario in the event that the number and identity of the guests alters from the list given to Initiative Unlimited in accordance with the preceding clause although Initiative Unlimited will use its best endeavours to alter the scenario to accommodate the changes.
8. Where the services supplied by Initiative Unlimited in accordance with the order include the provision of food and drink, the Client and Initiative Unlimited must agree no less than 7 days prior to the entertainment date the precise details of the menu and the detail of drinks both alcoholic and otherwise required by the Client. Initiative Unlimited cannot accept responsibility for a shortage of food and drink on the entertainment date where the number of guests is in excess of that notified by the Client to Initiative Unlimited prior to the entertainment date. Furthermore, Initiative Unlimited accepts no responsibility for the failure to provide food and drink in accordance with the agreed menu where the facilities of the venue are inadequate for the preparation of food and drink except in such circumstances where Initiative Unlimited has arranged and booked the venue.
9. Notwithstanding the details of the location, drink, menu, and scenario referred to in the order, Initiative Unlimited reserves the right to make alterations at its absolute discretion in the event that circumstances beyond the control of Initiative Unlimited prevent the provision of such services as originally agreed.
10. Initiative Unlimited does not accept responsibility for the failure of the scenario due to the reluctance of the Client or guests of the Client to participate therein.
11. Where Initiative Unlimited provides any props, equipment, cutlery, glasses, crockery or any other items on the entertainment date, any damage caused by the Client or guests will be paid for by the Client within 7 days of the entertainment date.
12. Initiative Unlimited cannot accept responsibility for any damage or personal injury caused to the Client or the Client’s guests howsoever caused other than through the deliberate act or neglect of Initiative Unlimited or its employees.
13. In the case of actors, entertainers or accessories failing to perform for the Client on the entertainment date the maximum liability of Initiative Unlimited is limited to the amount received before the entertainment date for those services.
“Her young womanhood had, I knew, been spent in rough scenes and under strange conditions.”
Sherlock Holmes, the Adventure of the Noble Bachelor