terms & conditions

The following terms and conditions (Terms) will apply to all bookings for classes run by Tekmania GmbH (Tekmania or we) and the person making the booking (you).  If you make a booking, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms.  The children participating in the classes are referred to as Participants throughout these Terms.

 

Course Organization

Courses meet once a week and are divided into two calendar terms: Fall, and Spring; that follow the Zürich public school schedule.

Tekmania holidays are based on official school holidays for Zürich.  Regular classes do not take place during holidays.  However, courses may be offered during the holidays that are not covered by the regular course fees.   Tekmania reserves the right to change class times or to merge classes.  You will be notified via email notification.  If you wish to be notified by written mail please let us know.

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Fees and Billing Information

The price for each course and each class is the price shown on our website on the date when you make your booking.  All prices include VAT unless otherwise specified.  Invoices will be sent after confirmation following the start of term.  

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Duration of Contract

Participants will be extended automatically without written notice of cancellation from either you or Tekmania.  The Contract can be canceled by Tekmania or by you either by email or by giving at least 2 weeks written notice to be sent by post, or courier.  In addition, Tekmania is entitled to terminate the Contract immediately, in the following circumstances:

  • If you fail to pay any invoice from Tekmania by the due date set out on the invoice;

  • If, in the reasonable opinion of the class tutor, your child’s behavior is disrespectful, aggressive or presents a threat to the safety of other Participants or the tutor;

  • If, in the reasonable opinion of the class tutor, your child’s behavior is persistently disruptive so that other Participants are unable to benefit from the class.

If the Contract is terminated for any of these reasons you will not be refunded for fees already paid.  Cancellations mid term are responsible for full fees for that term, even if you cancel before you receive an invoice from Tekmania. 

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Missed Classes

Classes which do not take place due to the absence of a staff member may be compensated, credited to the next term or rescheduled.  Tekmania determines the form of compensation. Course fees may, at Tekmania’s discretion, be reimbursed or credited to the next term in part or in full in the event of accident or illness of the Participant.  No reimbursements or reductions in fees are possible for classes that are missed for other reasons..

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Environment

Tekmania does not allow any food, drinks, bicycles, scooters, shoes with wheels, or pets on premises.  This is due to the learning equipment and technology that your child will be using and exposed to.  No personal devices are allowed during class.  In addition, Tekmania enforces a strict no running and no fighting policy.

 

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Liability

Tekmania accepts no liability for any damage incurred as a result of courses and events organized by Tekmania unless the damage is the result of Tekmania’s gross negligence or a deliberate act by a Tekmania employee.  While Tekmania makes every effort to ensure that all Participants benefit as much as possible from the classes, we cannot be held responsible for a Participant’s failure to learn or to participate. Participants and their parents/guardians use Tekmania’s premises at their own risk.  Tekmania is not liable for the loss or theft of personal belongings.

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Exclusion from Class

Tekmania reserves the right to exclude Participants from any class temporarily or permanently  for good reason.  A good reason includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • In the reasonable opinion of the class tutor, the Participant’s behavior is disrespectful, aggressive or presents a threat to the safety of other Participants or the tutor;

  • In the reasonable opinion of the class tutor, the Participant’s behavior is persistently disruptive so that other Participants are unable to benefit from the class.

If a Participant is excluded permanently, the exclusion constitutes notice of termination of the Contract by Tekmania. In the event of exclusion from class, fees for the full course  must still be paid.

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Binding Registration

Classes have limited numbers and are offered on a first-come first-served basis.  We will confirm availability within 5 working days of our receipt of a completed registration form.  If availability is offered and placement is accepted by you for a course, it is binding for the term.  If availability is offered and a place in a class is accepted mid-term, it is binding for the remaining of the term only.  If placement on a course is not available, you will be kept on a waiting list to be notified of openings when they happen.  Please let us know if you wish not to have us retain your information for future notifications.

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Applicable Law / Place of Jurisdiction/Dispute Resolution

If any dispute arises between Tekmania and you in relation to any service offered by Tekmania, you agree that we will first attempt to resolve it by good faith negotiations.  If negotiations fail to resolve the dispute within a reasonable time, either you or Tekmania may propose mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Commercial Mediation of the Swiss Chambers of Commerce.  If the mediation fails, or if you or Tekmania refuse to participate in a mediation, each of us is entitled to submit the dispute to court for resolution.  All legal relationships with Tekmania are subject to Swiss law.  The place of jurisdiction is Zürich, Switzerland.