General Terms and Conditions of Business

Participation Conditions for German Language Courses at the inlingua Language Center Dortmund

Registration

Secure your place on the course by registering with us as early as possible. Your registration becomes binding when we receive it. The contract with the inlingua Language Centre Dortmund becomes effective when you receive the written booking confirmation. Bookings for minors must also be signed by the parent / legal guardian; the contract will in this case become effective when you have received the booking confirmation and we have received the signed parent consent form, which we will send to you together with the booking confirmation.

Bookings only apply for the period mentioned in the booking confirmation. Number of participants: minimum 10, maximum 20. We reserve the right to cancel a group course if the minimum number of participants is not reached. Otherwise all already paid fees will be refunded without deduction. Tuition: Monday to Friday. There is no tuition on Saturday, Sunday or statutory bank holidays.

Payment Terms

The invoices of the inlingua Language Centre Dortmund are made out in Euro (€). For bookings of up to eight weeks duration, the full invoice amount must have been paid into the bank account of the inlingua Language School Dortmund no later than two weeks before the start of the course. For bookings of more than eight weeks, at least half the invoice amount must have been received by the inlingua Language Centre Dortmund no later than two weeks before the start of the course. The remaining invoice amount can be paid in monthly instalments. Each instalment must have been received by the inlingua Language Centre Dortmund not later than 4 weeks before the start of the course period to be paid for. Please transfer your payments to the bank account of the inlingua Language Centre Dortmund (German = inlingua Sprachcenter Dortmund) mentioned in the booking confirmation or pay in cash. Payment by credit card is not possible.

The notification of the accommodation address cannot be sent until after the receipt of the payment by the inlingua Language Centre Dortmund. Participants who require a visa must pay the full invoice amount in advance. A certificate/invitation for the visa application cannot be issued until after the receipt of the full invoice amount by inlingua Language Centre Dortmund.

Cancellation Conditions

Please inform us in writing if you cannot participate in the booked course! We cannot accept cancellation notifications by telephone for security reasons. The cancellation notification is deemed to be received on the date it is received by the inlingua Language Centre Dortmund.

A processing fee of  € 150 is payable in the case of a booking cancellation less than 4 weeks before the start of the course. 30% of the total course fee but not less than € 150 is payable in the case of a booking cancellation less than 2 weeks before the start of the course. 50% of the tuition fee but not less than € 150 is payable in the case of a booking cancellation less than 1 day before the start of the course. The entire course fee and all other booked items are payable if the participant fails to turn up for the course or stops attending the course. The preceding conditions do not apply if a statutory cancellation right is exercised or if the contract is terminated permissibly for an important reason. The date of the course start is the course start date stated in the booking confirmation.

The refund will only be made to the person who made the payment. Exceptions to this are only possible on written instructions of the person who made the payment. Changes in your booking are only possible after early agreement with the inlingua Language Centre Dortmund. We charge € 50 for each change.

Liability

The inlingua Language Centre Dortmund is only liable for injury to the life, body or health of the participant if this is due to the fault of the inlingua Language Centre Dortmund, its employees or its vicarious agents. For other injury to the participant, the inlingua Language Centre Dortmund is only liable in cases of intentional act or gross negligence on the part of the inlingua Language Centre Dortmund unless there was a material breach of a contractual duty. For injury and damage of any kind caused by a course participant, the course participant is directly liable to the injured party. The inlingua Language Centre Dortmund has a right of recourse against a course participant if claims are asserted against it because of damage/injury caused by the course participant. The inlingua Language Centre Dortmund is not liable for lack of performance due to force majeure.

The inlingua Language Centre Dortmund does not assume any supervision obligation or duty to take care for minor course participants. A prerequisite for the course participation by a minor is a consent form signed by the parent or legal guardian. This consent form will be sent to the applicant with the booking confirmation.

Data Storage

The personal data concerning the participant and the data on the course he/she has chosen are required for the administrative and educational preparation, course performance and follow-up work and will be stored only for this purpose by the administration department of the inlingua Language Centre Dortmund.

Other Matters

The place of performance and jurisdiction is Dortmund for a contract partner that is a businessman (Kaufmann) as defined by the German Commercial Code, a legal entity under public law or a special fund under public law.

Do you have questions?

Call us or send us an e-mail:
Tel. ++49 - 2 31 - 1 81 10 75
info(at)german- languagecenter.com
 

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