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These general terms and conditions are agreed between the client and Corporate Training Gesellschaft für Kommunikationstraining mbH & Co. KG, Theodor-Neutig-Straße 3, 28757 Bremen (contractor).
1. Object of the contract; number of participants; times; personnel
The contractor is offering the client participation in seminars. The seminars have a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 participants. Should more than 12 delegates participate in a seminar, the contractor reserves the right to increase the price by one half of the agreed seminar price. The length of the seminar and the time schedule will be stipulated in the contract and are binding. The seminars will be carried out by tutors provided by the contractor. The contractor decides which tutors will be used.
The seminar price does not include Value Added Tax. Payment is due immediately on receipt of the invoice, unless the contractor has specifically made a different agreement with the client. The client also bears the costs of accommodation, travel and expenses. Hotels must be minimum 4-star standard. The contractor and the client will agree in advance who is to make hotel reservations for the tutors. The contractor can determine his own mode of travel as long as his choice is cost-effective. Rail travel will be booked first class. The client will reimburse the contractor for economy air travel within Europe and business class for intercontinental flights. For road travel, the tutors may use their own vehicles, vehicles owned by the contractor or rental cars. In the first two instances travel will be charged at €0,75/km. Costs for rental cars will be carried by the client in full.
3. Seminar material
The client will receive preparation materials for the seminar by post or email. The client must distribute these to the participants in good time, duplicating them as necessary at his own cost.
4. Organisation and implementation
The client is responsible for organising the seminar, whereby the contractor must decide before rooms are booked by the client whether these are suitable for the purpose. All costs in conjunction with the seminar will be borne by the client. The client must ensure that the standard equipment is available at the venue, in particular video projectors, overhead projectors, flip-charts, screens including all usual accessories. The client must further organise seating and catering for both tutors and participants of the seminar.
5. Method, didactics
The contractor is responsible for the method and didactics of the seminar. The tutor has the right to make any changes to the seminar procedure or contents he deems necessary. He will inform the client of these changes at the first possible opportunity. This does not give the client the right to reduce the fee.
6. Cooperation of the client
Both before and during the seminar/series of seminars, the client will inform the tutor/contractor about any circumstances pertaining to the preparation and carrying out of the seminar/series of seminars.
The contract can be cancelled in writing up to 8 weeks before the scheduled seminar date at no cost to the client. The date the written cancellation reaches the contractor is decisive. Cancellations received by the contractor at a later date will be charged as followed
- Up to 6 weeks before the scheduled seminar date: 50% of the agreed fee
- Up to 4 weeks before the scheduled seminar date: 75% of the agreed fee
- Less than 4 weeks before the scheduled seminar date the full fee is due.
In the latter case, the contractor will also charge cancellation costs for any costs incurred by third parties (eg accommodation, expenses etc.)
8. Obstacles to fulfilling the contract
If the seminar cannot take place due to acts of God, illness, accident or other reasons not subject to the contractor’s control, the contractor is obliged to provide an alternative date for the seminar or an alternative tutor. The client is not entitled to claim damages from the contractor. Obstacles which originate with the client or the participants do not affect the contractor’s rights to payment.
9. Written form
There can be no additional verbal agreements. Changes or additions to this contract have to be made in writing. This also applies to a waiver of this written form requirement.
10. Place of jurisdiction
Wherever the choice of place of jurisdiction is admissible, the parties involved choose Frankfurt a.M.
11. Salvatorische Klausel
Should one or more conditions of this contract, including this one, be or become wholly or partly ineffective, or should the contract contain a loophole, this will not affect the validity of the remaining conditions. The parties to the contract are obliged to replace the invalid or unenforceable conditions with similar conditions which fulfill retrospectively the aims of the original conditions as nearly as possible, or to fill in the gap in conditions adequately.