Sara Duane

saraduane.com

Terms & Conditions

TREATMENT BOOKING

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Pricing & Booking Fees

All treatment prices include VAT and are accurate at the time of publication. However, prices may change without prior written notice. Payments can be made in cash or by card on the day of the appointment, or in advance through the online booking system.

Receipt of the booking fee confirms acceptance of our terms and conditions, including our cancellation policy. Consultations are paid in full when booked and are non-refundable unless cancelled at least 72 hours in advance.

To secure a procedure, a booking fee amounting to 50% of the appointment cost is required. For certain services, full payment is required at the time of booking. Refunds are available if the appointment is cancelled with at least 72 hours notice, subject to our terms and conditions.

Cancellation Policy

To ensure efficient scheduling and to accommodate other clients, our cancellation policy requires a 72-hour notice for cancelling or rescheduling any appointment. This policy applies to all cancellations for any reason, including illness.

Appointments missed or cancelled with less than 72 hours notice will incur a 50% cancellation fee. If you arrive too late for your treatment to be performed, it will be considered a last-minute cancellation, and the 50% fee will apply. A new booking fee is required to reschedule any appointment.

If treatment cannot be performed due to the provision of incorrect or insufficient information, a 50% cancellation fee will apply. Please ensure all information provided is accurate and truthful.

I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who does not comply with the payment of cancellation fees. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing through email at hello@saraduane.com, via the website’s contact form, or by phone at 07736 428509. You may leave a voicemail or send a text message. Please note, messages sent via social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, or Instagram are not accepted as formal cancellations and are often not checked regularly.

Your Responsibilities

For your convenience, appointment confirmations and reminders are sent via email. It is your responsibility to read these emails thoroughly as they contain important pre-treatment and post-treatment information. Failure to comply with the information in these emails will result in a 50% cancellation fee if the appointment cannot proceed.

You are responsible for confirming your eligibility for any service before scheduling an appointment. If you are unsure about your eligibilty, please contact us directly to confirm before booking any appointments.

Complimentary Retouch Policy

Each new cosmetic tattooing procedure (eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, and areola) includes a complimentary retouch session, intended to ensure your complete satisfaction. This session is a one-time, non-transferable offer and is not included in the price you have paid for the initial service. 

The complimentary retouch remains valid for 12 weeks from your initial service and must be scheduled within this period. 

Once the retouch appointment is booked, you have 7 days to reschedule if necessary; beyond this period, it cannot be rescheduled. 

Missing the retouch for any reason, including ill health, results in the loss of this complimentary offer. 

Due to costs incurred by missed or cancelled appointments that cannot be recouped by the business, a fee of £100 will be charged to schedule a new retouch session, if required.

Cosmetic tattooing colour boost procedures consist of one appointment unless stated otherwise; additional appointments will be charged. 

Minors Policy

Minors (those under 18) are not allowed on the premises for safety and insurance reasons; please arrange appropriate childcare in advance to avoid last-minute cancellations and the loss of any monies paid.

Only the client and the technician are allowed in the treatment room, please do not bring anyone with you to your appointments unless prior permission is obtained to bring someone else.

COMPLAINTS

POLICY & PROCEDURE

Our Aim

Sara Duane is committed to providing a quality service and working in an open and accountable way that builds trust and respect. One of the ways in which we can continue to improve our service is by listening and responding to the views of our clients and students and in particular by responding positively to complaints, and by rectifying mistakes.

Therefore we aim to ensure that:

  • making a compliment or complaint is as easy as possible
  • we welcome compliments, feedback and suggestions
  • we treat a complaint as a clear expression of dissatisfaction with our service which calls for an immediate response
  • we deal with it promptly, politely and, when appropriate, confidentially
  • we respond in the right way – for example, with an explanation, or an apology where we have got things wrong, or information on any action taken etc.
  • we learn from complaints, use them to improve our service, and review annually our complaints policy and procedures

We recognise that many concerns will be raised informally, and dealt with quickly.

  • Our aims are to:
    resolve informal concerns quickly
  • keep matters low-key
  • enable mediation between the complainant and the individual to whom the complaint has been referred

This policy ensures that we welcome compliments and provide guidelines for dealing with complaints from members of the public about our services, facilities, staff and volunteers.

Definitions

A compliment is an expression of satisfaction about the standard of service we provide.
A complaint is defined as any expression of dissatisfaction, however, it is expressed. This would include complaints expressed face to face, via a phone call, in writing, via email or any other method. All staff should have sufficient knowledge to be able to identify an “expression of dissatisfaction” even when the word “complain” or “complaint” is not used.

Purpose

We are always glad to hear from people who are satisfied with the services we offer. All compliments are recorded, acknowledged, and a copy is sent to the relevant individuals to provide feedback to the staff or service.

Complaints

The formal complaints procedure is intended to ensure that all complaints are handled fairly, consistently and wherever possible resolved to the complainant’s satisfaction.

Responsibilities

Sara Duane’s responsibility will be to:

  • acknowledge the formal complaint in writing;
  • respond within 7 days;
  • deal reasonably and sensitively with the complaint; and
    take action where appropriate.

A complainant’s responsibility is to:

  • bring their complaint, in writing, to Sara Duane’s attention normally within 8 weeks of the issue arising;
  • raise concerns promptly and directly with Sara Duane;
  • explain the problem as clearly and as fully as possible, including any action taken to date;
  • allow Sara Duane a reasonable time to deal with the matter, and
  • recognise that some circumstances may be beyond Sara Duane’s control

Confidentiality

Except in exceptional circumstances, every attempt will be made to ensure that both the complainant and Sara Duane maintain confidentiality. However the circumstances giving rise to the complaint may be such that it may not be possible to maintain confidentiality (with each complaint judged on its own facts). Should this be the case, the situation will be explained to the complainant.

Complaints Procedure

Written records must be made by Sara Duane at each stage of the procedure.

Stage 1
In the first instance, Sara Duane must establish the seriousness of the complaint. An informal approach is appropriate when it can be achieved. But if concerns cannot be satisfactorily resolved informally, then the formal complaints procedure should be followed.

Stage 2
If the complaint cannot be resolved informally, the complainant should be advised that a formal complaint may be made and the following procedure should be explained to them.
A formal complaint can be made either verbally or in writing. If in writing the attached form should be used. If verbally, a statement should be taken by Sara Duane.
Sara Duane depending on the nature of the complaint, must acknowledge the complaint in writing within 7 days of receiving it.
Sara Duane will investigate the complaint. Any conclusions reached should be documented on the Complaints Form.
The person making the complaint will receive a response based on the investigation within 4 weeks of the complaint being received. If this is not possible then a letter must be sent explaining why.

Stage 3
If the complainant is not satisfied with the above decision then they will be invited to resubmit their complaint with further supporting evidence. If the complainant cannot provide further evidence then this will conclude the matter.
If further evidence is submitted, then Sara Duane will re -examine the complaint and may wish to carry out further interviews and examine any further evidence. They will respond within 4 weeks in writing. This decision will be final.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

POLICY & PROCEDURE

Sara Duane aims to provide a first class service to our clients and students and will answer promptly any questions about the services and products we provide. Where the person leaves voicemail messages we aim to respond within 1 working day. Where the person sends an email we aim to respond within 3 working days.

Sara Duane will monitor the phone and email system to ensure that these customer service aims are met in full.

EQUALITY & DIVERSITY

POLICY & PROCEDURE

Sara Duane is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a comprehensive policy which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability or special needs.

The aim is to promote fair and equal treatment for all clients, trainees, employees, irrespective of race, colour, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, political belief, disability, age, gender or marital status.

It is our aim to make sure that no potential employee, exiting employee or trainees will be discriminated against. All employees and trainees are expected to familiarise themselves with the policy and abide by the principles of the Equal Opportunities Commission and The Commission for Race Equality Not tolerate discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, political belief, disability, age, gender or marital status or membership / non membership of a trade union.

  • Expect all employees and candidates to abide by the general principle.
  • Promote, employ and treat candidates fairly and on their ability and suitability.
  • Challenge any form of discrimination encountered.
  • Encourage trainees to raise any concerns with their trainer.
  • Will deal with any breach of this policy through normal disciplinary procedures.

Any client, employee or trainee who believes that they are subject to discrimination by either the organisation or a colleague has the right to have their claims investigated.

WEBSITE AGREEMENT

POLICY & PROCEDURE

The Sara Duane Web Site (the “Site”) is an online information service provided by Sara Duane (“www.saraduane.com”), subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth below.
Please read this document carefully before accessing or using the site. By accessing or using the site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access or use the site. Sara Duane may modify this agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified agreement on the site. You agree to review the agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued access or use of the site shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified agreement.

Copyright

The entire contents of the Site are protected by international copyright and trademark laws. The owner of the copyrights and trademarks are Sara Duane. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute, in any manner, the material on the site, including text, graphics, code and/or software. You may print and download portions of material from the different areas of the Site solely for your own non-commercial use provided that you agree not to change or delete any copyright or proprietary notices from the materials.

Idea Submissions

You agree to grant to Sara Duane a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license, with the right to sub-license, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products and services) you submit to any public areas of the Site (such as forums, comments and blog posts) or by e-mail to Sara Duane by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed.

You also grant to Sara Duane the right to use your name in connection with the submitted materials and other information as well as in connection with all advertising, marketing and promotional material related thereto. You agree that you shall have no recourse against Sara Duane for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communications to Sara Duane.

Trademarks

Publications, products, content or services referenced herein or on the Site are the exclusive trademarks or service marks of Sara Duane. Other product and company names mentioned in the Site may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Use of the Site

You understand that, except for information, products or services are clearly identified as being supplied by Sara Duane. Sara Duane does not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services through third parties on the Internet in any way. You also understand that Sara Duane cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Site for the reconstruction of any lost data. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the site and the internet.

Limitation of Liability

Sara Duane makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site which you may access through this one or which may link to this Site. When you access a non Sara Duane web site, please understand that it is independent from Sara Duane, and that Sara Duane has no control over the content on that web site. In addition, a link to a Sara Duane web site does not mean that Sara Duane endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such web site.

External Links

Sara Duane has no responsibility for the content of external websites.

EMAIL MARKETING

POLICY & PROCEDURE

Sara Duane is a reputable company with an innovative range of products and services. From time to time we seek out individuals and businesses that may be interested in our products and services through email. These email campaigns are always targeted, purposeful and never random.

We adhere closely to the appropriate conditions of GDPR and only address email marketing campaigns to businesses and/or organisations that are listed as such in business directories and/or can be found through a Google search or have opted in to our email marketing.

The regulations stipulate that we should state clearly who we are and give a clear and easy facility to unsubscribe. We stick rigidly to these regulations and any marketing mailing sent is specifically compared against a master unsubscribe list to ensure that none of our mailings ever reach an email address which has previously been unsubscribed. Unsubscribing from our mailing lists is made very easily by a single click on any mail-shot from us.

We have never bought or acquired a mailing list from any other source and only ever send marketing mails to our own database of existing customers, organisations and businesses whose contact details can be found on the internet or have been provided to us directly.
We do not share, sell or distribute our databases to any other companies and we will never do so.

We are an ethical company who are always pleased to take on comments and feedback and improve our processes, standards and customer service wherever possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are unhappy with our email marketing and/or would like to raise an issue with us. You can be assured that your email will receive personal attention and receive a personal reply.

When emailing Sara Duane for any reason you are agreeing that we can use your email address to send you information about the products and services we provide. If there are email addresses you specifically would like us to add to our unsubscribe list, independent of any mail campaign, please send your email address to hello@saraduane.com with the subject as UNSUBSCRIBE and we will remove your email address from our mailing list. The list will then be updated and your address will never receive an unsolicited email from us again. If you would prefer to speak to an individual to address any concerns and/or have email addresses added to our exclusion list please do not hesitate to call us on 07736428509.