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1. Scope of application
  • These general terms and conditions apply to the organisation of workshops by Academy of Fine Art GmbH, Im Atzelnest 3, 61352 Bad Homburg, registered in the commercial register of Bad Homburg Local Court under HRB12952. They are an integral part of your booking.

  • The GTC apply regardless of whether you are a consumer, entrepreneur or merchant.

  • All agreements made between you and us in connection with the workshop contract are based in particular on these terms and conditions and our written order confirmation (invoice).

  • The version of the General Terms and Conditions valid at the time the contract is concluded shall apply.

  • We do not accept any deviating terms and conditions of the customer. This also applies if we do not expressly object to their inclusion.​

2 Conclusion of the contract
  • Bookings can be made by telephone on 06172 9451100, by email to info@akademie-malen-zeichnen.de or via the website www.aofaworkshops.com. Registrations will be considered in the order in which they are received. The number of participants for our workshops is limited. Registration via the online registration form on the workshop page (www.aofaworkshops.com) is binding.

  • The contract is concluded upon acceptance by the Academy of Fine Art GmbH in the form of sending an invoice.

  • A contract can only be concluded by persons over the age of 18. If registrations are to be made for younger persons, we require the consent of the parents or legal guardian.

  • Additional agreements that do not correspond to the content of the registration or the service descriptions, as well as changes to the contract, require express written confirmation from the Academy of Fine Art GmbH.

General Terms

3. Maturity and payment
  • You will receive an invoice within four working days of registering for the workshop.

  • If there are still more than 4 weeks until the start of the workshop at the time of registration, you will receive an invoice for 10% of the workshop fee. This amount is regarded as a deposit and secures your workshop place with us. The remaining amount will be sent to you in a separate invoice by e-mail approx. 5 weeks before the start of the workshop.

  • If the time until the start of the workshop is only 4 weeks or less from registration for the workshop, the entire fee will be invoiced.

  • However, the workshop place is only bindingly reserved for you once the invoice amount has been received. If the invoice amount is not paid within one week of the invoice date, we reserve the right to pass the place on to the next interested party.

  • If payment is not made within the specified due date, the Academy of Fine Art GmbH is entitled to withdraw from the contract after issuing a reminder with a deadline and to pass on the additional costs incurred to you by instructing a lawyer.

  • You are not entitled to offset against our claims unless your counterclaims have been recognised by declaratory judgement or are undisputed.

4. Cancellation right
  • In accordance with Section 312g (2) No. 9 BGB, there is no right of cancellation for workshop bookings. However, we voluntarily grant the right to cancel the contract concluded without giving reasons within 14 days of registering for the workshop. The voluntarily granted right of cancellation is subject to the condition that the course does not begin within 4 weeks of registration.

  • The cancellation period begins when you register for the workshop. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send notification of your exercise of the right of cancellation before the cancellation period expires. The cancellation can be declared in writing or by e-mail to the Academy of Fine Art GmbH; mail: info@akademie-malen-zeichnen.de and must contain a clear declaration of your decision to cancel this contract.

  • If you cancel a contract, we will refund all payments we have received from you for this contract within fourteen days of the day on which we receive notification of your cancellation of this contract. For this refund, we will use the same means of payment that you used for the original transaction, unless expressly agreed otherwise with you. If the repayment results in increased processing fees due to foreign bank transfers or similar, these will be passed on to you.

5 Cancellation and rebooking
  • If you are unable to attend a booked workshop, it is possible to rebook to another date free of charge if there are at least 4 weeks or more until the start of the workshop. In this case, please inform us in writing by e-mail to info@akademie-malen-zeichnen.de. If you wish to cancel the contract completely, this is also possible up to 4 weeks or more before the start of the workshop. In this case, however, the 10% workshop fee that was due upon registration will be retained.

  • A free rebooking within 4 weeks before the start of the workshop is excluded.

  • If you fall seriously ill shortly before the start of the workshop, or if a reason arises for which you cannot be held responsible, making participation impossible, please send us the relevant documents immediately, e.g. a medical certificate or cancellation of your accommodation or flight, etc. After receipt of the document, we will grant you a refund of the workshop fee. Upon receipt of the document, we will give you the opportunity to rebook free of charge.

If you cancel a workshop prematurely or can only attend for a shorter period, you are not entitled to a refund of any instalments

Status: November 2023
6. Workshop cancellation by the Academy of Fine Art GmbH/workshop changes
  • The Academy of Fine Art GmbH reserves the right to cancel the workshop in the event of insufficient workshop participation, unforeseeable prevention of the workshop leader or other unforeseeable events such as force majeure. As soon as one of the reasons for cancellation exists, the Academy of Fine Art GmbH will inform the participants of this at least 3 weeks before the start of the workshop. Any workshop fees already paid will be refunded. Any further claims for damages are excluded.

  • The Academy of Fine Art GmbH reserves the right to change the location, room and teacher of the workshop or the schedule for operational or personnel reasons. These changes do not entitle the participants to withdraw from the contract or to reduce the fee, provided that the changes are reasonable for them, taking into account the interests of the Academy of Fine Art GmbH.

7. Vouchers
  • Vouchers purchased through the Academy of Fine Art GmbH can be redeemed for all workshops organised by the Academy of Fine Art GmbH. The voucher is valid for three years.

  • Please note that the invoice for the voucher is due immediately upon receipt. The voucher only becomes valid once payment has been received.

  • If the voucher is not paid within 14 days of receipt of the invoice, it will be cancelled by the Academy of Fine Art GmbH.

  • The voucher can be transferred and must be redeemed using the voucher number given.

  • Cash payment is not possible.

  • If a workshop is cheaper than the voucher credit, the amount is still valid until it has been used up.

8. Liability
  • The Academy of Fine Art GmbH - including its vicarious agents - shall only be liable to you in all cases of contractual and non-contractual liability for damages or reimbursement of futile expenses in the event of intent and gross negligence in accordance with the statutory provisions.

  • In other cases, we shall only be liable - unless otherwise stipulated in paragraph 7.3 - in the event of a breach of a contractual obligation, the fulfilment of which is essential for the proper execution of the contract and on the observance of which you as a customer may regularly rely (so-called cardinal obligation), limited to compensation for foreseeable and typical damage. In all other cases, our liability is excluded subject to the provision in paragraph 7.3.

  • Our liability for damages resulting from injury to life, limb or health remains unaffected by the above limitations and exclusions of liability.

9. WORKSHOP CONDITIONS
  • All participants must abide by the rules during their stay at the Academy of Fine Art GmbH. Otherwise, the Academy reserves the right to exclude participants from classes. Participants in the training and workshops are requested to arrive punctually at the start of the lessons. If participants arrive late, they may have to wait until the break. This applies in particular to nude drawings with models. Please be considerate and quiet in the training rooms so as not to disturb other participants. The consumption of alcohol or drugs is not permitted. The Academy of Fine Art GmbH is a smoke-free facility. Smokers may only smoke in the designated areas outside the building and are responsible for keeping the premises clean and free of cigarettes. The electronic equipment in the kitchen must be kept clean and maintained at all times. This applies in particular to the fully automatic coffee machine. Participants who use it must ensure that coffee beans, milk and sugar are available in sufficient quantities. Respectful behaviour towards each other is expected to ensure positive interaction. Suggestions, messages or criticism should be discussed with the responsible workshop leader or the management of the Academy of Fine Art GmbH.

  • The Academy of Fine Art GmbH reserves the right to postpone or cancel events for reasons for which the Academy is not responsible. Participants will be informed in good time.

  • During the workshops and events, photos and possibly videos will be taken by the Academy of Fine Art GmbH for advertising and documentation purposes. By registering, participants agree to the use of their image material in which they appear. Should this not be desired, this must be communicated in writing by the participant. All intellectual property rights to the materials made available during the training or in workshops are held by the Academy of Fine Art GmbH. The complete or partial copying of these materials is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted in the event of infringement. Photos and videos taken by participants on our premises may not be published or used in any other way without the prior written permission of the Academy of Fine Art GmbH. Work documents and computer software used are protected by copyright. Copying or passing on to third parties is only permitted with the prior consent of the copyright holder. Materials handed out may only be used for private purposes. Use of the workshop materials for commercial purposes is not permitted.

  • The Academy of Fine Art GmbH reserves the right to exclude participants from further participation in special cases, such as late payment, disruption of the event or the operational procedures, non-compliance with the house rules, etc.

  • The Academy of Fine Art GmbH stores and uses participants' data exclusively for the purpose of organising the event.

  • Collateral agreements must be made in writing to be valid. In the event that individual clauses of these terms and conditions are invalid, the validity of the remaining clauses shall remain unaffected.

  • Unless otherwise stated, the workshops take place on the premises of the Academy of Fine Art GmbH, Im Atzelnest 3, 61352 Bad Homburg von der Höhe. The law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies to all legal relationships between the Academy of Fine Art GmbH and the participants.

10. Applicable law and legal venue
  • The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply to the exclusion of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. If you are a consumer and have your habitual residence in another country at the time of your booking, the application of mandatory legal provisions of this country remains unaffected by the choice of law made in sentence 1.

  • If you are a merchant and have your registered office in Germany at the time of the order, the exclusive place of jurisdiction is the registered office of the Academy of Fine Art GmbH, Bad Homburg. Otherwise, the applicable statutory provisions shall apply to local and international jurisdiction.

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