General Terms and Conditions of the Berlin Chamber of Crafts Education and Technology Center (BTZ) and Education and Innovation Center (BIZWA)

§ 1 Organizer, Legal Entity
These conditions of participation apply to all educational activities (courses) conducted by the Berlin Chamber of Crafts Education and Technology Center (BTZ) and Educational and Innovation Center (BIZWA) as organizer. In general, the educational activities of the educational institutions of the Berlin Chamber of Crafts are open to anyone.

§ 2 Contract Conclusion
Our registration form can be used to register for courses by submitting it in writing, online, by e-mail, or by fax. When registering online, the participant declares his registration binding for the selected course when clicking on the button “ORDER NOW.” The contract is concluded with the binding confirmation of the organizer. The binding confirmation of the organizer is submitted in writing, by e-mail, or by fax to the specified participant address.

§ 3 Fees / Charges, Terms of Payment
The course and registration fees are due upon receipt of the invoice.
In case of late payment, late fees of 2.00 € (first notice) and 10.00 € (second notice) will be charged. If there is no response to the late notices by the specified date, the matter will be turned over to a collection agency.
The course fee is to be paid irrespective of any public funding applied for and potentially received from other authorities.

§ 4 Withdrawal by the Participant
In case of absence without prior cancellation, as well as cancellation within 14 days prior to the beginning of the course, the total course fee may be charged. If registration is cancelled in writing no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of the course, a cancellation fee will be charged equaling 20% of the course fee, or a minimum of 25.00 €. The determining factor for a cancellation of course registration is the date that this signed cancellation notice reaches the educational center by postal mail. The participant has the right to provide evidence that the claim for damages is less or does not exist.

§ 5 Termination by the Participant
Termination after the course begins is not possible.

§ 6 Proviso
For all offered courses we reserve the right to change the dates or instructors. The organizer is entitled to cancel the course prior to the start date due to insufficient enrollment, the absence of an instructor or other overriding reasons. Fees / charges that have already been paid will be refunded; further claims by the participant, in particular claims for damages, are excluded.

§ 7 Copyright and Ownership
Copied materials or instructional matter provided to participants, against payment or free of charge, are for private use only. They may not be transmitted to third parties or published.

§ 8 Computer Usage
The participant is obligated to use the provided software only for educational purposes, not to reproduce, modify or transfer it to third parties or to make it accessible or usable for third parties. Likewise, access data may not be transferred to third parties or made available to third parties.
Furthermore, the participant is not entitled to configure hardware and software or install third-party software and external data without the consent of the instructor.
Copyrights are to be observed.

§ 9 Internet Usage
The participant may not access the Internet for reasons unrelated to the coursework.
Reasons unrelated to the coursework include, in particular, the accessing or downloading of webpages with e.g. pornographic, politically radical, violence-glorifying or inflammatory content. Furthermore, uploading material of any kind is also prohibited.

§ 10 House Rules / Boarding Regulations
The participant must adhere to the house rules and, if applicable, the boarding regulations. These are available publicly in the foyer of our educational institutions.

§ 11 Liability
The organizer is liable only for damages that are due to an intentional or grossly negligent breach of duty of the organizer, its legal representatives or vicarious agents. This does not affect liability for injury to life, body and health, for the breach of essential contractual obligations and from product liability law. The organizer assumes no liability for the participant’s personal items.
Significant contractual obligations are those whose fulfillment is necessary to achieve the objective of the contract and on the compliance of which the contracting party relies and may regularly rely. In the case of a breach of essential contractual obligations, the claim for damages shall be limited to the typically foreseeable damage, if this was not caused deliberately or by gross negligence, unless it concerns claims for damages due to injury to life, limb or health.

§ 12 Privacy
The data of the participant will be stored and used exclusively in the course of the event, unless the participant has agreed that his data may be used for future events. This consent can be revoked at any time.

§ 13 Miscellaneous
Should individual provisions of this agreement be wholly or partially invalid or void or ineffective or void as a result of a change in the law or decisions by the highest court or otherwise, or if there are gaps in this contract, the parties agree that the other provisions of this agreement remain unaffected and valid. In this case, the parties undertake, in accordance with the principle of good faith, to replace the invalid provision with an effective provision that comes as close as possible to the meaning and purpose of the invalid provision and is to be assumed to have been agreed by the parties at the time the contract was concluded, if they had known or foreseen the invalidity or nullity.

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This text is part of a contract. This translation is provided as auxiliary information. The German contract is the original.