Terms & Conditions BCF Courses

General Terms of Registration and Course Conditions of the BCF Courses BioBusiness Winter Retreat and Grant Application Course.

Definitions

Course Participant: A person who has applied for one or more of the BCF Courses offered by Hyphen Projects.
General Terms: These General Terms of Registration and Course Conditions.

1. Range of application of the General Terms

1.1) These terms are applicable to all applications to one of the BCF Courses.
1.2) By completing and submitting the BCF Courses online application form, the course participant agrees to the applicability of these General Terms.

2. Application

Application can only be made by completely filling in the online application form and submitting the form. The project leader of the selected BCF Course will confirm the receipt of the application by email at the earliest opportunity and will send additional information and for the necessary payment of the course fee.

3. Placement

3.1) If the number of applications received by the BCF Course exceeds the maximum number of participants, selection is made on a first-come, first-served basis.
3.2) The organisation of the BCF Course has the right to deny requests for participation if the organisation believes that the applicant’s profile does not fit the target group of the BCF Course or if the applicant fails to pay the course fee on time.
3.3) As soon as the applicant has filled in the application form, the applicant is obliged to pay the course fee. Participation is guaranteed on the basis of the provisions contained in article 4.1. In case of cancellation, the cancellation policy in article 5 is applicable.
3.4) An applicant who is not selected will be notified in writing (email), with reimbursement of any course fee that has been paid.

4. Payment

4.1) On receipt of the application, the organisation of the BCF Course will send applicants an invoice for the amount due as soon as the applicant has been approved for the course. The participant has the obligation to pay the course fee.

5. Cancellation policy

5.1) Cancellation of participation in a course can only be made in writing.
5.2) If the cancellation is made no later than thirty days before the commencement of the course concerned, 10% of the fee will be deducted.
5.3) If the cancellation is made between thirty days and 14 days before the commencement of the course concerned, 40% of the fee will be deducted.
5.4) If the cancellation is made later than fourteen days before the commencement of the course concerned, the course participant is not entitled to refund of the course fee. However, if the course participant has received confirmation of participation in the course less than fourteen days before the commencement of the course, the course participant is entitled to cancel the course within seven days, in accordance with the provisions contained in articles 6.1 and 6.2. The course participant may allow another participant to take his or her place, provided he/she informs the organisation of the BCF Course of this in writing at least one week before the commencement of the course. If a selection is made for the course, the course participant can propose another person. The selection of the latter will be made on the basis of suitability, as assessed by the organisation of the BCF Course.
5.4) The BCF Course retains the right to cancel a course if there are not enough applicants, without obligation in any way to make compensation. In such a case the organisation will inform the course participant in writing (e-mail) as soon as possible and will repay 90% of the course fee if it has already been paid. Reimbursements will be made within 1 month.

6. Changes

6.1) The tutors, course leaders, course organisers have the right to make changes in the syllabus within the limits of the subject announced.
6.2) The organisation has the right to make changes in the program if this happens to be necessary for organisational reasons.
6.3) If a tutor is incapacitated through illness, the BCF Course will do its utmost best to replace the tutor by another similarly qualified tutor. Also, if the planned materials or (technical) aids fail to function in time or properly, the BCF Course will do its utmost best to replace them with similar materials or aids. In such cases the course participant is not entitled to partial or full refund of the course fee and the BCF Course is not liable to make any compensation.

7. Miscellaneous

7.1) The information on this website and course brochures have been compiled with care, but the BCF Course is not liable for the inclusion of any incorrect or incomplete information.
7.2) The BCF Course is not responsible for statements by and/or the behaviour of tutors and/or course participants towards one another. Nor is the BCF Course liable for any injury caused by tutors, materials or aids, except in the case of deliberate intent or gross negligence on the part of the BCF Course.
7.3) The BCF Course is not liable for the disappearance of the course participant's possessions through theft or loss.
7.4) The BCF Course retains the right to deny a course participant further admission to a course if the participant's behaviour, in the opinion of the tutors, course leader, course organisers, prevents the course from proceeding properly. In such a case the participant has no entitlement to refund of the course fee.
7.5) The course participant is not allowed to publish the course methodology and/or course material in whole or in part and/or to reproduce it except for personal study or use as defined in the Law on Copyright.

8. Complaints and Disputes

Complaints from course participants should be made in writing and signed. Complaints need to be addressed to the Director of the BCF Course. The Director will respond within 90 days from the date of receipt of a complaint.

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