Terms and Conditions

 

CHELSEA SCHOOL OF BOTANICAL ART

COURSE CONTRACT 

Terms and Conditions 

Botanical Painting and Illustration Diploma Course

1. ENROLMENT

1.1. The terms of the enrolment form and these terms and conditions constitute the terms of a legally binding contract (“the Contract”) between you as the student, including any invoice addressee set out in the enrolment form (the “Student”) and the Chelsea School of Botanical Art (“the School”) in relation to attendance at the School for a part-time diploma course and/or a short course (the “Course”).

1.2 Any enrolment application by the Student will be subject to written acceptance by the School and acceptance will be in the School’s absolute discretion.

1.3 The Student must:

1.3.1 be fluent in English and must meet any English proficiency requirement specific to the Course; 

1.3.2 be at least 18 years of age at the start of the Course; and

1.3.3 meet any other specific requirements for the Course.

2. THE COURSE

2.1 The School will provide the Student with the School’s house rules and regulations before commencement of the Course. These must be read carefully and will be reviewed in class on the first day of the Course along with Health and Safety procedures.

2.2 The Student must attend the Course on a punctual basis unless prevented by events beyond his/her reasonable control.

2.3 The School reserves the right not to issue a Diploma to the Student attending the part-time diploma course or to require the Student to cease attending the Course if:

2.3.1. in the view of the Principal, his/her conduct or attendance is unacceptable; or

2.3.2. absence, without permission from the Principal, exceeds six days.

2.4 The School reserves the right not to issue a Diploma or Certificate if the Student fails to achieve the required pass grade.

2.5 The School reserves the right to refuse the Student admission to any part or class of the Course if the Student’s conduct is deemed unreasonable by the School.

2.6 The School reserves the right to change the timing and/or content of the Course and to substitute any tutor/lecturer at any time.

2.7 The Student’s place on the Course is not transferrable.

3. FEES AND PAYMENT

3.1 Enrolment is subject to payment of a non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit fee as set out in the Deposit Payment Letter sent from the School once the Student has stated his/her desire to enrol.

3.2 Following the acceptance of the enrolment form and clearance of the deposit payment by the School, the Student and the invoice addressee will be contractually bound to pay the full amount of the School’s fees (including all instalments) in the manner set out in the confirmation of enrolment letter. No refund will be made if the Student subsequently does not attend all or any part of the Course or if the Student fails to reach the required pass grade.

3.3 The Student will notify the Principal immediately of any circumstances that may prevent the payment of fees on time.

3.4 The Student is liable for the cost of any bank or transaction charges related to payment of fees.

3.5 The School reserves the right to increase the Course fees at any time prior to the start of the Course. The price of the Course will be that ruling on the day of acceptance of enrolment of the Student on the Course by the School.

3.6 The Course fees include VAT. However, if the rate of VAT changes between the date of enrolment and the invoice date, the School will adjust the VAT charge, unless the Course has already been paid in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.

3.7 The School will not reimburse fees in full or in part once the Course has started if the Student:

3.7.1. is excluded from the School for any reason; and/or

3.7.2. is unable to attend the Course for any reason: and/or

3.7.3. fails to complete the Course.

3.8 In the event of the Student’s expulsion, any unpaid fees become due immediately.

3.9 No transfer of fees to other Courses run by the School is possible.

3.10 The Student is advised to take out insurance against loss of fees due to personal accident or illness.

3.11 Where any fee or part of a fee remains unpaid 14 days after the due date, the School reserves the right to:

3.11.1. charge interest on the overdue amount at the rate of [12% per annum/3% above the base rate prevailing at the time at [insert name of your bank]]  from the due date until actual payment; and/or

3.11.2. suspend the Student and reallocate their place

3.11.3. demand payment in full of all outstanding fees and instalments.

3.12  If the Student pays by electronic bank transfer, the Student must ensure that the School receives the full amount due after any bank charges that are payable.

4. CANCELLATION

4.1 The School reserves the right to cancel the Course at any time subject to repayment of any enrolment fee and any fees received in respect of the Course or the part of the Course that has been cancelled.

5. TERMINATION

5.1 If the Student wishes to withdraw from the Course and gives more than 42 days notice in writing before the start of the Course, the School will refund any payment made in excess of any deposit.

5.2 To be effective, the written notice must be received by the School not later than 42 days before the start of the course.

5.3 Withdrawal from the Course after its start date means that the Student has lost the right to terminate the contract and the School will retain all fees paid.

6. LIABILITY

6.1 The Student must not bring any items of special value onto the School’s premises. The School will not accept responsibility for loss of or damage to any personal possessions whatsoever.

6.2 The School will not be liable for any loss suffered by the Student which is indirect, remote, special or consequential or comprises a loss of profits.

6.3 The School will not be liable for any loss suffered by the Student resulting from any event which is beyond the reasonable control of the School.

6.4 The School will take the utmost care while marking the Student’s work. The School will not be liable for or responsible in the event of any loss or damage to the Student’s work.

7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

7.1 The copyright, design right and all other intellectual property rights in any materials and other documents or items that the School prepares or produces in connection with the Course and the operation of the School’s business (the “School’s Materials”) will belong to the School absolutely.

7.2 The Student may not use the School’s Materials or any other materials, documents or other items provided by the School or to which the Student has access during the Course for any commercial purpose.

7.3 The Student is requested not to “share” any piece of his/her coursework in its entirety on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other forms of social media.  When “sharing” an image of a work in progress, the School must be credited at the same time.

7.3 The School reserves the right to copy or display the Student’s work generated whilst he/she attended the Course for the purpose of education and/or promotion including, without limitation, on its website and any other form of promotional media.  In this instance, the Student’s work shall be credited.

7.4  The contents of the School’s website are protected copyright laws and other intellectual property rights. The School is the owner of or duly authorised licensee of such copyright and the owner of all intellectual property rights in the mark “The Chelsea School of Botanical Art”. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute by any means or in any manner any material or information on or downloaded from our Website without our permission.

8. EVENTS OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL’S CONTROL

8.1 The School will not be liable for or responsible for any failure in the performance or delay in the performance of any obligations under the Contract caused by events beyond the School’s reasonable control such as, but not limited to a force majeure event.

8.2 A force majeure event includes any act, event, non-occurrence, omission or accident beyond the School’s reasonable control and including, but not limited to the following: 

(a) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action; and/or

(b) civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war; and/or

(c) fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster; and/or

(d) impossibility to use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport; and/or

(e) impossibility to use of public or private telecommunications networks.

9. DATA PROTECTION

9.1 The School will not provide any personal information about the Student, including details of academic progress, to a third party unless the Student makes a specific written request for information to be released to a named third party and such disclosure is also agreed by the Principal or Course Director.

10. GENERAL

10.1  Any notice required to be given under the Contract shall be in writing and signed by or on behalf of the party giving it and delivered personally or sent by pre-paid first class post, recorded delivery or registered post to the address of the recipient specified on the signature page of the Contract.  Notices shall not be deemed served if sent by email.  Notice shall be deemed to have been received, if delivered personally, at the time of delivery and in the case of pre-paid post, three business days after posting.

10.2  No failure or delay by the School in enforcing any of its rights under the Contract shall be deemed to be a waiver of such right.

10.3   A person who is not a party to the Contract has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to rely upon or enforce any term of the Contract.

10.4   The Contract constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between the parties relating to the subject matter of the Contract and supersedes any previous arrangement or agreement (whether written or oral) between them relating to the subject matter of the Contract.

10.5 The Contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

10.6   Each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England over any claim, dispute or matter arising under or in connection with the Contract and waives any objection to proceedings in such courts on the grounds of venue or on the grounds that proceedings have been brought in an inconvenient forum.

PLEASE COMPLETE AND SIGN ATTACHED AGREEMENT FORMS ON NEXT PAGE 

Thank you,

Chelsea School of Botanical Art

2018

PLEASE COMPLETE FORMS BELOW, SIGNING EACH SECTION AND  RETURNING BOTH FORMS TO CSBA.  Thank you.

2019 Botanical Painting and Illustration Diploma Course 

Consent Form – Terms & Conditions – Copy One

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For and on behalf of the School (CSBA)

Date: …………………………………………………………………………………………….

Chelsea School of Botanical Art, Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS

Student Name: ………………………………:…………………………………………………..…

Address: ……………………………………………………………………………………………

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Signature of the Student:………………………………………………………..

Date: ……………………….. 

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2019 Botanical Painting and Illustration Diploma Course 

Consent Form – Terms & Conditions – Copy One

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For and on behalf of the School (CSBA)

Date: …………………………………………………………………………………………….

Chelsea School of Botanical Art, Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS

Student Name: ………………………………:…………………………………………………..…

Address: ……………………………………………………………………………………………

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Signature of the Student:………………………………………………………..

Date: ………………………..