Terms and Conditions

General terms and conditions for individual courses and courses for small groups


1. Area of application

These terms and conditions are applicable for individual courses and courses for small groups. Individual course means one teacher and one course participant; course for small groups means one teacher and two to four course participants. The lessons are individually arranged and carried out by Deutsch individuell (owner Gabriele Jaenisch) (short: "DI") all replaced with hereafter.

2. Course participation and confirmation of registration

2.1. Signature of the registration and participation terms by the course participant shall create a contract for the booked course services or units of instruction (short: “UI” ). The course participant will receive a copy of the registration stating the applicable price, the scope and duration of the course, together with the participation terms for individual courses and courses for small groups.
2.2. Following registration, an invoice will be forwarded or handed over stating the applicable course fees, the payment period and the course participant number.


3. Prices and payment terms

3.1. As a fundamental rule, course fees are payable to DI prior to the start of the course on the due date stated and – in the absence of any agreement to the contrary – in full. It is necessary for the funds to be cleared to the account of DI. Bank transfers must state the name of the participant and the invoice number.
3.2. All bank charges incurred in connection with payment of the fees shall be the responsibility of the course participant.
3.3. If the course begins prior to the conclusion of the payment period and payment of the full course fees has not been received, the course will be suspended until such time as the invoice has been paid in full.
3.4. If courses are held outside of Deutsch individuell Berlin at the request of the course participant, a lump-sum travel allowance will be charged per appointment.



4. Cancellation of units of instruction

4.1. Open, unused units of instruction expire 6 months after the end of the booked course period.
4.2. The cancellation of individual teaching appointments must be notified to the office of “Deutsch individuell” or to the teacher in writing (via text message, e-mail, fax or letter) or by telephone at least 24 hours before the start of the lessons.
4.3 In the case of courses for small groups, teaching appointments booked can only be cancelled collectively for the entire small group course. A course for small groups will be held if at least one course participant is present. Lessons will not be repeated for absent course participants.
4.4. A change of time/date is not possible in the event of cancellation less than 24 hours prior to the agreed time. The pro-rate course fee will not be refunded in such cases.



5. Withdrawal

5.1. The course participant can withdraw from the booking of a course at any time subject to the following terms and conditions: a)If you withdraw up to four (4) weeks before the start of the course, DI retains a cancellation fee of € 160;
b)If you withdraw up to one (1) week before the start of the course DI retains 30% of the tuition fee or the cancellation fee of € 160 whichever is greater;
c) If you withdraw up to one (1) day before the start of the course DI retains 50% of the tuition fee or the cancellation fee of € 160 whichever is greaterd) After the beginning of the course, DI retains 100% of the tuition fee.
The participants may submit evidence to show that it would be appropriate for a lesser amount to be withheld in an individual case. In any case, a cancellation fee of € 160, - will be charged. 5.2.Withdrawal must be notified in writing (e-mail, fax or letter) to GI/ Deutsch individuell at the contact addresses stated in the registration. Effective upon receipt of the corresponding notification at GI/ Deutsch individuell (by e-mail, fax, letter).



6. Obligations of the course participant

6.1. The course participant must ensure themselves and at their own expense that his/her stay in Germany is legal and thatthey are in possession of any necessary entry and residence permits/visas.
6.2. The course participant is responsible themselves for taking out health, accident, liability and household contents insurance. DI shall assume no liability in this respect.
6.3. The course participant is obliged to comply with the house rules applicable at “Deutsch individuell”.



7. Liability of Deutsch individuell Berlin

7.1. DI shall be liable for damages solely in cases of intentional misconduct or gross negligence – irrespective of the legal grounds.
7.2. DI shall also be liable in cases of slight negligence for damages from injury to life, limb or health as well as for damages resulting from culpable violation of a fundamental contractual obligation.
7.3. Farther-reaching contractual and tort claims of the course participant are excluded.



8. Force majeure

The DI shall not be liable – either for itself or its employees – for failure to comply with its contractual obligations or for damages if these are the result of force majeure, in particular fire, water, storm or other acts of God, explosion, strike, war, uprising or other reasons outside the sphere of responsibility/influence of DI.



9. Data protection

DI collects, processes and uses personal data of the course participant both for the purpose of fulfilling any contract concluded with the course participant as well as within the scope of the law and any data-protection declaration of consent issued to DI. Further details can be seen in the separate data-protection declaration to which explicit reference is hereby made.



10. Applicable law

The present participation terms and all legal relationships between DI and the course participant shall be governed by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany.



11. Severability

Should parts or individual formulations of these participation terms be invalid, the content and validity of the other parts shall remain unaffected. The invalid provision shall be replaced by a legally admissible provision which corresponds as closely as possible to the inadmissible provision in terms of its content and economic effect.