BY COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS I HEREBY AFFIRM THAT I AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE “TERMS AND CONDITIONS” AS DETAILED BELOW.
This is an agreement between INTESOL Hong Kong, hereafter referred to as “The Company” and myself, the applicant.
My health, safety, and/or my general welfare, are not the liability of “The Company” and neither are my personal effects.
General Health and Medical
I agree to provide my own health and accident insurance and not to hold “The Company” responsible for my health, injury, or death at any time prior to, during, or after completion of the course. I further agree to make such determinations, preparations, and arrangements, including the purchase of supplemental insurance on my own, as necessary to secure my entry, extended stay, and general well-being or as may be required by the law of the country in which I will reside. If I have a medical condition that could potentially affect my attendance, training, or the training of my peers I will notify “The Company” in advance. Additionally, should I fail to do this, of any medical condition that could inhibit my training or the training of others I agree that my offer of acceptance to the course, even a current course, may be withdrawn without refund.
Visas and Work Permits
I am responsible for obtaining an appropriate Visa, where required, prior to my entrance into Hong Kong. If I am required to obtain a Visa, I shall contact the appropriate Embassy or consulate for conditions of the visa and obtain an appropriate Visa prior to my entry. Additionally, I understand that obtaining a work permit is my responsibility or the responsibility of my future, potential employer and that either I or the future, potential employer will be the entity responsible for securing this on my behalf.
I agree to be punctual for every class, and for any such required meetings or assigned meetings that relate to my class work and that may not occur during the designated class time. Tardiness will be grounds for dismissal from the course. I agree to 100% attendance. Absences may be made up at the discretion of the Course Director. I understand that unprofessional manner, or manner that is not in accord with the local culture or environment, will be grounds for dismissal from the course without recourse. I understand that I must successfully pass all components of the course within four weeks of the final date of the course in order to be eligible to receive the certification. In the event that I do not pass the course I understand it may be possible to retake components of the course at the discretion of the Course Director, however, additional fees may apply.
Job Guidance Assistance
I understand that “The Company” is not a placement agency, but does offer job guidance assistance to all successful graduates. “The Company” will provide me with advice and direction, direct me to appropriate contact persons or organizations, and/or whenever possible schedule interviews on my behalf. I agree to present myself in a professional manner according to the culture and academic standards of teachers in the local environment to prospective employers. In the unlikely event that I experience difficulty in finding a job teaching English, “The Company” will provide further assistance and advice, such as providing in depth consultation regarding my approach to prospective employers, following up on my interviews, and helping to arrange additional job interviews whenever possible on my behalf.
I agree that “The Company” may assist me in arranging accommodation. I agree that if I accept this assistance I have no recourse against “The Company” with respect to location, quality, cost, or otherwise as it relates to the place of residence arranged by “The Company”.”The Company” shall not be liable for any losses, damages, or injuries to persons or property that may occur at any accommodation arranged through “The Company” or otherwise.In the event I choose to terminate my accommodation prior to the relevant check out date, no refund will be given.
Reservations and Scheduling
I understand that after I have submitted my application to “The Company”, if I am accepted, I will initially receive a letter of “general acceptance”. I may reserve a place on a particular course date once I have submitted my non-refundable deposit.
Cancellations and Rescheduling
If I cancel or reschedule the course less than 28 days prior to the start date, no refund whatsoever is given. However in such a case, I have an opportunity to transfer my deposit and total tuition and housing fees paid to a future available course. If I withdraw at least 28 days prior to the start date, my fee is refundable less the deposit which is non-refundable. I understand that I have an opportunity to reschedule my participation in the course and apply my deposit to a future available course, within 6 months of the original course date.
I certify that when I make payments to “The Company” for any services or offerings I am doing so using my own personal funds. If I am using the funds of a third party, I hereby state that I have been given the authority to act on behalf of third party to request authorization of such transaction. Additionally, I understand that I am responsible for all damages, bank fees, credit card fees, or penalties that may be associated with the unauthorized use, transfer, or disclosure of credit or bank account information (e.g. charges associated with frozen funds, disputes, reversals, refunds, legal fees, court fees, or any applicable penalties).After I have made the required deposit to secure my place on the course, I may make remaining payment(s) in any increment(s) and at any frequency that is convenient for me, providing that the entire balance is paid in full at least 28 days prior to the start date of the course. I understand that failure to pay in full at least 28 days prior to the start date of the course may result in me not being able to attend said course.
Application and Applicant Background Information
I agree that I have not knowingly misrepresented myself to “The Company” or its authorized representatives in any way. I also agree that I have disclosed the true disposition of any past, pending, or potential future criminal status. Additionally, I acknowledge that the application essays and skill-based questions are my own true, authentic, and original works. I understand that submitting falsified or plagiarized works to “The Company” and its representatives may be grounds for immediate withdrawal of acceptance offer, ineligibility for any future course, or dismissal from a current course in which I am enrolled without refund. Additionally, I understand that I must be 18 years of age by the time I actually commence my course study. I will also provide “The Company” with the emergency contact information of a relative or significant other who would be able to advise “The Company” about the management of my welfare in the event of an emergency or situation where I cannot act on my own behalf. The contact information for that person shall consist of his/her telephone numbers, email addresses, and the postal mailing address where he/she may be reached. Additionally, I will not at any time hold “The Company” liable for the exchange of personal information between an authorized company representative and my designated emergency contact should such exchange be necessitated to promote my well-being. I understand that if I fail to do so, “The Company” is limited in its role to assist me in the event of an emergency.
During my training session, I agree to be behave in a courteous and professional manner with my fellow trainees, trainers, administrative staff, or any person associated with “The Company”. Inappropriate conduct, abuse, or damage to school or vendor property will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the course and housing obtained from “The Company”. No refund or any portion thereof will be given In such a case, the decision of the Company is final.
Information, Electronic Correspondence, and Brochure
I understand that the information contained in all electronic correspondence, including the “The Company” website, and in printed material is believed to be accurate. However, I understand that it may be subject to errors, changes, omissions, availability of courses, or withdrawal of special offers without notice. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact an official representative of “The Company” for periodic updates as terms of this course offering are subject to change without notice. Additionally, I understand that it is my sole responsibility or responsibility of my authorized representative to check for all continuous email correspondence from “The Company”. All official correspondence shall be conducted via email unless the applicant otherwise indicates on the application or in written form that this is not a suitable mode of communication. Should my email address or pertinent contact information change, I shall notify “The Company” within a reasonable amount of time.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions shall be construed in accordance with and governed by Hong Kong. Any action, claim or proceeding seeking to enforce any provision of, or based on or arising out of, these Terms and Conditions may be brought against any of the parties in the courts of Hong Kong. By execution and delivery of these Terms and Conditions, I hereby irrevocably accept, generally and unconditionally, the exclusive jurisdiction of the aforesaid courts and waive any objection to venue laid therein. Process in any action or proceeding referred to in the preceding two sentences may be served on me anywhere in the world.