Terms & Conditions


WSF2018 means World Shakuhachi Festival London 2018

ESS means European Shakuhachi Society


Payment and Billing

The registered PayPal merchant for the purpose of the WSF2018 for payments initiated and processed through this website, or registered bank account holder for payments made by direct bank transfer, is the ESS, the main organiser of WSF2018.

The ESS is a registered charity (No. 1123060). Its Articles of Association are publicly available and can be found at the shakuhachisociety.eu website.


Please note that you must complete the registration in person at the Festival in order to receive your pass/badge, programme and any other appropriate information.

You therefore need to bring a printout of your ‘Order Completed’ email and a passport size photograph with you to the registration desks at Goldsmiths University of London, or at SOAS University of London if you are attending the Shakuhachi Symposium.


Concessionary Rates

– Full-time students
– Recipients of Job Seeker Allowance/Unemployment Benefit
– Recipients of Disability Benefits

Participants booking the concession rate must show proof of concession status, in a western European language or with believable translation, upon registration in person at the WSF.

Participants booking the ESS members’ concession rate must show proof of current ESS membership, either through their ESS membership pass or number, upon registration in person at the WSF.


Refunds and Cancellations

Please note that there is a 10% administration fee (of the original price) on all cancellations.
Cancellation before midnight (BST) on 01.07.18: Full refund less 10% admin fee
Cancellation before midnight (BST) on 15.07.18: 50% refund less 10% admin fee
Cancellation before midnight (BST) on 22.07.18: 25% refund less 10% admin fee
Cancellation on or after 23.07.18: No refunds available


Intellectually Property and Copyright
This website and its content is copyright of WSF2018 – © WSF2018/ESS 2018.
All rights reserved.

Photographs and artworks on the website retain the individual copyright of its creators.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

– you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only

– you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.


Privacy Policy
This privacy policy sets out how WSF2018 uses and protects any information that you give WSF2018 when you use this website.

WSF2018 is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

WSF2018 may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 28.02.2018.

What we collect
We may collect the following information:

– name
– contact information including email address
– demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information for:

– WSF2018 organisational purposes
– booking, billing and registration processes
– internal record keeping
– to improve our services


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by WSF2018 and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, WSF2018 takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.


External links
Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of WSF2018. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them