The present Terms & Conditions of Participation and Payments apply to the events or seminars of Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy, Nuertinger Str. 35, 72555 Metzingen, Germany. The term “seminar” refers to all services provided by Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy, including certified trainings. For reasons of readability we use the male form for communication although we refer to both sexes.
2. Registration, Place and Time
The registration to our seminars can be done telephonically, in writing or through an email and are done on first come, first serve basis. Once the registration is complete, the participant would receive a confirmation regarding the same. With the registration confirmation, the contract comes into existence. However, the Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy reserves the right to cancel or to reschedule the seminar.
Generally, the seminars are conducted at few particular locations, however, the Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy reserves the right to select an alternative location. The seminars are usually conducted from 9 am to 6 pm but in some cases, it can be conducted at a different time slot.
3. Terms of Payment
The participation fee mentioned on our Homepage is applicable for a particular seminar and the costs are subject to statutory VAT. The participation fee includes the seminar material as well as refreshments during the seminar. Any kind of traveling and accommodation expenses are not included. The participation fee must be paid immediately upon booking. In cases where invoice payment has been agreed upon, the amount is either due immediately after the invoice is received, or on the mentioned due date. Payment in either case is due without any reductions or rebates.
If an installment plan has been agreed upon, we add a surcharge of 5% on the net price. Installments are only applicable on trainings. If your training is paid by an organization/ institution we require PayPal payment. Alternatively we require a cost takeover declaration at least until the invoice due date.
Rebates, discounts and promotions can’t be added up. In cases where several criteria apply, we choose the best deal for the participant. Discounts apply to the promotions as described on our website. We reserve the right to cancel or change a promotion at any time without reason.
The client may cancel the seminar registration, 30 days prior to the seminar, without incurring any extra cost. The participation fee, which has already been paid, will be reimbursed to the clients. In the case of any cancellation by the client, from 15 to 30 days before the start of the seminar, Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy charges 50% of the participation fee. In the case of any cancellation, from 8 to 14 days before the start of the seminar, Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy charges 70% of the participation fee. In the case of any cancellation from 1 to 7 days before the start of the seminar, Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy charges 90% of the participation fee. In the case of cancellation on the day of the seminar, or by remaining absent without cancellation, or by partial participation, the whole participation fee will be charged if the alternative participant is not provided. The client must provide the cancellation in writing. The timelines for the cancellation are determined by the date on which the cancellation request is received by Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy. Booking changes from one seminar to another will be considered depending upon the case, but Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy is under no obligation to do so.
5. Program Changes/ Change of seminar facilitator
Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy reserves the right to change the content of the program. The customer will be notified in advance if a seminar needs to be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. The notification will be made to the address which is specified at the time of registration. In this case, the participation fee, which is already paid by the customer shall be reimbursed. Any further claims shall be excluded. The liability of Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy is limited in each case only, to the participation fees. If a seminar has to be canceled, Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy is not entitled to hold the seminar for the customers. Also, the customer is not entitled to charge any costs for traveling, accommodation or on account of work loss. This provision shall also apply to any short-term postponement. A change of seminar facilitator and/or sequence changes entitle the customer neither to cancel the contract nor to reduce participation costs.
If a guest trainer can’t fulfill his obligation due to force majeure or due to other reasons which Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy can’t be held responsible for, the scheduled date will be shifted or an alternative date will be fixed.
The customer is solely responsible for his participation in the seminar. Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy is not liable to pay anything – except in cases of willful or gross negligence by Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy’s employees or assistants. Also, Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy is not liable to compensate for any damages, loss or theft of items brought by the participants.
7. Participation requirements/ Exclusion from participation
Our trainings are not a form of therapy. We presuppose a normal psychological constitution. The trainer and participants assure that they are neither devotees of the ideas of L. Ron Hubbard nor members of Scientology and that they are not members of extremist political or religious parties.
Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy reserves the right to exclude the participants from further participation in special cases, such as late payments, causing disturbance to the seminar and to the operations. In the case of exclusion, the customer is liable to pay the participation costs.
The clients or the participants must acknowledge the copyright of Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy and its freelancers and partners and their work and creations (course materials, presentations etc.). Any duplication, commercial use or disclosure of the aforementioned works to the third parties by the customer/participants requires any prior written consent of Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy. Any recording through audio and video equipment is not permitted.
9. Data Storage
Through registration, the client agrees to the automated processing of their personal data for the purposes of conducting the seminar. The customers must be kept informed about the future offers by Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy. With the registration, the customer gives his consent that Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy may save his personal details and can contact him through fax, email or telephone. This consent is voluntary and can be revoked at all times, the cancellation being effective in the future. If the customer does not want to give this consent, then he shall inform Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy about the same in writing. The letter of cancellation is to be sent to Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy.
Students participating in trainings which carry the abbreviation “SHB” will receive next to a certificate issued by Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy an additional certificate issued by the Steinbeis University Berlin without any additional charges and with all its advantages. For this all participants will be made known to the Steinbeis University by Steinbeis Intercultural Academy and registered into their IT system.
If individual terms of the contract between the customers and Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy, or the Participation and Payment Conditions or General Terms and Conditions prove to be invalid, or become so in the future, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The parties shall obligate themselves to execute such clauses using an effective replacement provision, which reflect the intentions of the original ineffective clauses. The general terms and conditions of counseling centers of Steinbeis Consulting Center Intercultural Academy apply unless other provisions are made in respect to Terms and Conditions of Participation and Payments. This agreement is subject to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and the court of jurisdiction is Stuttgart.
By submitting your registration you declare to accept these conditions of participation and payment. Side agreements are only valid if in written form.