Terms of Service
1. General requirements for participation
As a rule, the course participant must have reached the age of 18. Special conditions apply to minors, which must be agreed in individual cases between the legal guardians and HLS Education Center GmbH.
2. Terms of payment and prices
2.1 Each course at HLS Education Center GmbH comprises a certain number of teaching units of 45 minutes each. The amount of the course fee depends on the package booked. The course fees are due upon registration. A copy of the ID or passport must be presented for registration. Upon registration, the participant must pay the full course fee within 14 days, but no later than one day before the course begins.
2.2 The course participant bears all bank fees incurred with the payment of the course fee.
2.3 Course fees for lessons not taken will not be reimbursed.
2.4 For registrations from abroad (excluding EU countries), a processing fee of € 100.00 is required to prepare the necessary documents.
2.5 If a course participant wants to receive a registration or participation confirmation in the form of a document, the course fee must be paid in full.
3.1 The contract for participation in the language course comes into being upon confirmation by HLS Sprachschule GmbH.
3.2 The confirmation of the contract will be sent by HLS Education Center GmbH after receipt of the participant’s registration form and the course fee in the HLS Education Center GmbH account.
3.3 Every external participant must take a compulsory placement test on a date set by HLS Education Center GmbH. If a course participant withdraws from the contract after the announcement of the test, the cancellation conditions set out in §4 apply.
3.4 If the course participant changes the data recorded in the contract and thereby causes administrative effort, the first change is free of charge. For every further change a cost contribution of € 50.00 is due. This change fee is only charged once for all courses booked.
3.5 HLS Education Center GmbH reserves the right to cancel courses if the number of participants is too low or to combine courses of the same level.
3.6 The contract with HLS Education Center GmbH implies lessons, rooms and administration. Any examination fees are added separately and are not included in the price, unless this is included in a special service package. All textbooks and teaching materials are also not included in the price, unless this is included in a special service package.
4.1 The withdrawal must be made in writing. It takes effect at the time of receipt at HLS Education Center GmbH. The cancellation applies to all courses booked at HLS Education Center GmbH, unless expressly requested otherwise in the cancellation notice. In this case, the administration fee is only charged once.
4.2 If a course participant withdraws no later than eight weeks before the start of language training, HLS Education Center GmbH will retain an administration fee of € 150.00.
4.3 If a course participant withdraws from the contract later than four weeks before the start of the first booked course, he is only entitled to repayment of the course fee if the course place can be allocated otherwise. In this case, HLS Education Center GmbH will keep an expense allowance of € 299.00.
4.4 If a course participant withdraws from the contract after the start of the course without having registered, he is not entitled to repayment of the course fee, unless there are demonstrable serious personal reasons, e.g. serious illness, death in the family or failure to issue an entry visa. These are to be claimed within four weeks after the start of the first booked course. In this case, HLS Education Center GmbH will refund the course fee – minus the administration fee of € 150.00. If a student would like to take the course from the above postpone serious reasons, HLS Education Center GmbH must be aware of this at the latest two weeks after the start of the first course booked by him.
4.5 However, if a course participant has received a registration or confirmation of participation from us as a document and then unsubscribes from the course, the participant is not entitled to a refund of the course fee paid.
4.6 The postponement of the course start is possible on condition that the HLS Education Center GmbH is informed about it at least two weeks before the originally planned course start.
5.1 If the current course is canceled without demonstrable serious personal reasons, there is no right to reimbursement of the course fees. The cancellation conditions specified in §4 apply to courses booked below.
5.2 If there are serious personal reasons for dropping out after the start of the course, HLS Education Center GmbH will reimburse the course fee – minus the administration fee of € 150.00. The written application for pro rata repayment of the course fee must be submitted by the end of the course, stating the reasons. Unless otherwise expressly requested, the cancellation applies to all courses booked.
5.3. If a participant in a group course cannot attend the class one or more times, he / she is not entitled to a refund of the proportionate course price.
6.1 The day of official enrollment is the start of the course. HLS Education Center GmbH must be notified immediately of any delay.
7. Course organization
7.1 The provisional assignment to a course is based on the information on the registration form. It is the responsibility of the participant to prove the language skills required to enter a course immediately. HLS Education Center GmbH reserves the right to review this prior knowledge.
7.2 The final classification takes place after the previous knowledge has been checked by HLS Education Center GmbH. The HLS certificate of the previous level is recognized as a direct admission requirement.
7.3 If the result of the placement test deviates from the preliminary placement, the course participant will be allocated a place in another course that corresponds to his or her level of performance.
7.4 The HLS Education Center GmbH is responsible for the local and time-based allocation and division of all booked courses.
8. Obligations of the course participant
8.1 The course participant himself has to ensure that his stay in Germany is legal. HLS Education Center GmbH requires a valid entry and residence permit for the duration of the course.
8.2 The course participant is responsible for taking out health, accident, liability and household insurance. HLS Education Center GmbH assumes no liability in this area.
8.3 The course participant is obliged to comply with the course and house rules applicable at HLS Education Center GmbH. This applies in particular to the obligation to be present. If HLS Education Center GmbH determines a sustained and unexcused absence and the person concerned does not change his behavior despite a formal warning, he can be excluded from further course participation. In this case, fees will not be reimbursed.
9.1 HLS Education Center GmbH is not liable for the loss of its services due to force majeure or for other reasons for which it is not responsible.
9.2 The course participant is liable for all damage caused culpably and has to pay the respective costs.
9.3 HLS Education Center GmbH is not liable for theft or loss of valuables.
10. Data protection
The course participant agrees that his data (e.g. name, home address, address in Germany, nationality, date and place of birth) will be recorded electronically by HLS Sprachschule GmbH. HLS Education Center GmbH undertakes not to use this data contrary to the contract.
You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google’s data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
11. Right of withdrawal
You can revoke your contract declaration within 14 days without giving reasons in text form (e.g. letter, fax, email). The period begins after receipt of this instruction in text form, but not before the contract is concluded and also not before our fulfillment of our information obligations in accordance with Article 246 § 2 in conjunction with § 1 paragraph 1 and 2 EGBGB and our obligations in accordance with § 312g paragraph 1 sentence 1 BGB in conjunction with Article 246 § 3 EGBGB. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient to send the cancellation in good time.
The revocation must be sent to:
HLS Education Center GmbH, Eppendorfer Strasse 8, 44869 Bochum, email: email@example.com
12. Applicable law, place of jurisdiction
German law applies to the contract. The place of jurisdiction is Bochum.
1. Allgemeine Teilnahmevoraussetzungen
2. Zahlungsbedingungen und Preise
2.4 Für Anmeldungen aus dem Ausland (EU- Staaten ausgenommen) werden für die Erstellung der nötigen Dokumente eine Bearbeitungsgebühr von 100,00 € verlangt.
8. Pflichten des Kursteilnehmers
Sie können Ihre Vertragserklärung innerhalb von 14 Tagen ohne Angabe von Gründen in Textform (z.B. Brief, Fax, E-Mail) widerrufen. Die Frist beginnt nach Erhalt dieser Belehrung in Textform, jedoch nicht vor Vertragsschluss und auch nicht vor Erfüllung unserer Informationspflichten gemäß Artikel 246 § 2 in Verbindung mit § 1 Absatz 1 und 2 EGBGB sowie unserer Pflichten gemäß § 312g Absatz 1 Satz 1 BGB in Verbindung mit Artikel 246 § 3 EGBGB. Zur Wahrung der Widerrufsfrist genügt die rechtzeitige Absendung des Widerrufs.
Der Widerruf ist zu richten an:
HLS Education Center GmbH, Eppendorfer Straße 8, 44869 Bochum, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Anzuwendendes Recht, Gerichtsstand