ACADEMIA TERMS & CONDITIONS

The Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol Limited Liability Company (hereinafter “Academia” or “COMPANY”), is a private law organization, which obtained its legal status and legal recognition by public deed held on January 25, 1992 and its approval before the Ministry of Education with number RD No 1907-DREC, on April 30, 1994 and which has been assigned with the Tax Identification number 20526897162. The objectives pursued by the Center, are established in Article 3 of the Constitutive Act, its main area being education, research, consultancy and the formulation of academic projects.

CONTRACT

By using this Website or registering on any Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol programs in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia you declare that you have read and agree, without limitations, to all terms and conditions stated on this document.

Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol accepts no responsibility whatsoever for cases of force majeure (according to law) or for students’ actions.

On formalizing enrollment in a program (and accommodation) via Internet, online booking or in writing, students must accept the General and Payment Conditions, as well as the rules and guarantees of Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol that they have previously been provided with and read. No signatures are necessary to express agreement. Any payment made confirms acceptance of and agreement to all of these conditions.

The contracts are personal and non-transferable.

CLASSES

Some classes may be given in classrooms outside of our facilities.

In the rare event that only 1 student are enrolled in a program group, the school reserves the right to change the group program into a Private Program. In this case, class hours will be reduced by 50%.

Programs in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia can be combined at any time.

HOLIDAYS

Please check our website for updated holidays as they may be subject to change before planning your trip.

Classes missed due to national or local holidays will not be made up or refunded. When more than one holiday falls in the same week (Monday – Friday), either one day of the missed classes can be made up or a 10% discount will be applied to the corresponding course week price; if students prefer to receive the discount, they must notify us at the time of enrollment.

ACCOMMODATION

The student can be charged for property damages caused either intentionally or through negligence.

At Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol, respect for others and for the rules is essential for our programs to run smoothly. Students’ failure to follow the rules established will be grounds for keeping their accommodation guarantee deposit. Some examples of behaviors that merit forfeit of the accommodation deposit include: having guests stay overnight, making loud noises, smoking in bedrooms, having parties, the consumption of alcohol, the consumption of any narcotic or harmful substance, any other conduct that Academia management considers inappropriate.

Apartments and student residences may be substituted by other types of accommodation, at the same price, during the high season.

If you reserve a shared double room (shared with another student) and there is no other student with whom you can share the room, we reserve the right to change your room at any time.

INSURANCE

Health: All international students MUST bring their own travel and health insurance. If you require medical treatment, this card and your medical bill will allow you to be reimbursed by your country of origin for any medical expenses incurred while abroad.

Civil Liability: Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol has an accident and civil liability insurance policy that covers possible incidents or minor accidents that may occur within its centers available to all students. Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol is not responsible for the loss or theft of students’ personal property, for which we recommend you take out your own insurance policy.

ADMISSION OR EXPULSION

Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol will need payment in full one month in advance for each student. We do not provide a refund at any time for any reason as our standard policy and we always recommend that all students have insurance. We do not provide any kind of student insurance of any kind. We do offer students the option of returning at a later date to either begin or complete their studies, but never a refund.

Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol reserves the right to accept students aged 16 in exceptional cases.

In cases of serious disciplinary offense, repeated bad behavior or infringement of the laws of the country in which the program is taking place, the student will be expelled from the school and accommodation contracted without the right to a refund. These measures do not preclude the application of other measures required by the laws of each country and in collaboration with local authorities.

Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol will need payment in full one month in advance for each student. We do not provide a refund at any time for any reason as our standard policy and we always recommend that all students have insurance. We do not provide any kind of student insurance of any kind. We do offer students the option of returning at a later date to either begin or complete their studies, but never a refund.

Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol is a drug free institution. Any student in violation of this policy is subject to dismissal without refund of tuition or other expenses. Students in violation of other school policies, be it of a behavioral or any other established standard, shall also be subject to this same condition.

OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS

The enrollment fee is valid forever. In other words, if you return to any of Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol programs, it can be made using the same enrollment fee.

Our published offers or other types of discounts cannot be accumulated. All offers or discounts are subject to availability and have a fixed duration. No changes will be made to bookings that have been received prior to the promotion. All offers and discounts will be applied at the time of booking.

VISA

Before departure students must enquire about obtaining a visa at the consulate closest to them.

The document certifying enrollment (invitation letter) can ONLY be issued by the school when the enrollment form and a copy of the student’s passport have been received and full payment of the program has been received via bank transfer.

PAYMENT CONDITIONS

The total sum must be received at least 2 weeks before your arrival. Where payment in full is not received, Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol reserves the right to cancel the program, and the student has no right to a refund.

All bank or Paypal charges will be your responsibility. In the case whereby the bank or Paypal charges us a commission for receipt of your payment, we reserve the right to charge you this sum upon your arrival.

Checks are accepted and need to be deposited on our US account from Bank of America.

These prices are valid until the 31st of December for programs beginning and ending in the year.

This price list overrules all previous information concerning prices and dates.

Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol is not responsible for printing errors that may appear or for errors in publications by third parties about Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol. We are not responsible for any differences between information published in any written or digital media, including this website and that provided directly by our schools. In the event of a discrepancy, the information provided by individual schools will always prevail.

COURSE REDUCTIONS AND CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations before arrival will only be accepted up to and including the last working day before arrival (Friday) and must be made in writing (letter or e-mail). Written evidence of the cancellation is required and therefore cancellations made by telephone will not be deemed valid.

For cancellations before the arrival date, there will be a penalty of USD 300 will be applied of the advance payment.

In no case whatsoever will a refund be made for the cost of the program or accommodation once the program has started.

In the event of a cancellation or program reduction, original prices will be applied. Promotions or discounts applied at the time of booking will be obsolete. For example, if due to the length of the program, the student received a discount at the time of booking, this will be lost upon cancellation.

Students who require any type of invitation letter to obtain a student visa for their program and have to cancel due to denial of the visa, 100% of the cost of the program will be charged.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Notwithstanding the provisions of this agreement excluding any legal obligation or liability on its part, Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol will, in the event of a complaint made by a student against Academia Latinoamericana programs or accommodations, endeavor to rectify the situation of the student involved, provided the appropriate institution abroad was notified of the complaint as soon as reasonably possible, and that the student exhausted all other feasible resources to find a solution in the country involved.

Any complaints must be submitted in writing and within the first 24 hours. This ensures that we can take care of the issue as soon as possible and seek a quick resolution. Only complaints made during the student’s stay have the right to any possible compensation, refund or changes. Any complaints made after departure will only be accepted as suggestions in order to improve our services.

IMAGE RIGHTS

Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol reserves the right to use all photos and videos taken during the student’s stay. Students should be aware that they may appear in website, social media or promotional material, unless the student expressly states he/she does not wish to appear upon arrival at the school.

ACADEMIA DISCLAIMER

Everyone upon application and payment of deposit, understands and agrees to all terms, conditions and limitations. Responsibility and liability of Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol and its representatives is limited.

No responsibility is accepted, or implied, for loss or additional expense due to delay or change in schedule, negligence, omission, political variances, Act of God, theft, medical, legal, weather conditions, customs regulations, force majeure or from any other cause at any other time by a student, accompanying participant, family member or heir at any time for any reason.

Furthermore, being of lawful age or if a minor with parental consent or legal guardian and in consideration of being permitted to participate in activities, trips and events, the participant releases and forever discharges the Academia or activity provider, the activity provider’s spouse, heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives and assigns from all manner of action, causes of action, debts, accounts, bonds, contracts, claims and demands for or by reason of any injury to person or property or death, which has been or may be sustained as a consequence of the participant’s participation in any activity, trip or event on or off campus and not with standing that such damage, loss or injury may or may not have been caused partly or solely by negligence or not by the provider at any time or any reason.

Any activity, trip or event is considered to be at your own risk under any and all circumstances with all participation being freely given and voluntary.

SPECIFIC CONDITIONS OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE

ACCEPTABLE USE

This web site provides the USER with informations, services, software or data (“content”) in the site owned by the COMPANY or its partners that the USER can access, as well as eventual access to third party Web sites. The USER assumes responsibility for the proper use of the site. This responsibility is extended to any records required to use some services or content. In case of registration, the USER is responsible for providing true and accurate personal information. As a condition for this registration, the USER might be provided with a password that shall be kept its own responsibility, and it must be used safely and confidentially. YOU undertake to make an appropriate use of the content and services offered by Academia on this website, and you will never use them in actions that include but are not limited to:

  • Any illegal activities or actions contrary to good faith and public order.
  • Try to access, use, modify or manipulate the information of other users and their messages.
  • Disseminate content that may be considered illegal, illicit, racist, xenophobic, violent, terrorist, against youth or childhood, public order or public safety or that violates any human rights.
  • Cause or attempt to cause damage in physical and logical systems of the COMPANY, its suppliers or third parties, introducing or spreading computer viruses or any other hardware or software capable of causing the aforementioned damage.

The COMPANY reserves the right to remove any contributions or comments made by YOU that fail to respect the dignity of the human being or, in the COMPANY’s opinion, are not suitable for publication. In any case, the COMPANY is not responsible for the opinions expressed by users through forums, articles comments, chat rooms or other tools where users can publish content.

PRIVACY POLICY

Academia values your privacy. USERS are entitled to request and obtain information about their personal data processed or stored, to correct any information that is not accurate, to delete or refuse the processing of their data. USERS have the right to access, modify, cancel or refuse the processing of this information at any time, by sending a written request to the COMPANY. For this purpose, you may contact the COMPANY via the following means:

  • By e-mail address to info (at) latinoschools.com.
  • By postal/ regular mail to: Calle Noruega E10-31 y Av. 6 de Diciembre. Quito – Ecuador

Moreover, the COMPANY informs YOU, and YOU understands and agree that:

  • Your personal data is always treated confidentially stored by the COMPANY, that assures all needed security measures against unauthorized or unlawful processing of your personal information and against accidental loss/destruction/damage of your personal data.
  • Your personal data will be used exclusively for the activities of the COMPANY, in order to provide you with the services offered on the Website.
  • Only data required for the specific operation of the site will be processed. Our systems are designed with the aim of collecting, processing and using as little personal information as possible.
  • Under no circumstances this information will be offered to third parties without your consent.
  • You grant this personal information to the COMPANY to be incorporated to its databases, with the only purpose of improving the content of the website and the services that YOU choose to use.

COOKIES

Like almost all sites in Internet, we use cookies to store some technical information to allow the proper functioning of the site. This includes only the data needed to use some of the site’s features, and third-party cookies like the ones created by statistics programs and advertising partners within this site.

You may choose to disable or selectively turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with the site as well as third-party sites and how these sites operate, including the inability use some services or programs.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any service or program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit any sites, a new cookie will be stored in your computer.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The COMPANY is the legal custodian of all intellectual property rights and any other elements contained in its website, such as images, sound, audio, video, software or texts, trademarks, logos, color schemes, structure and design, selection of materials, computer software or any other type of content subject to copyright, with rights reserved unless stated otherwise.

The reproduction, distribution and public communication by any means of the contents of this site for commercial purposes, without the permission of the COMPANY is expressly forbidden. You agree to respect the rights of intellectual property owned by the COMPANY or its àrtners. USERS can view any elements of the web site and even print them, copy and store them in the hard drives of their computers or in any medium, since this is solely and exclusively for personal and private use. USERS must not remove, alter, or manipulate any protection device or security system that may exist in the sites of the COMPANY.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The Company will not be liable under any circumstances for damages of any nature that the site or its services might cause, including but not limited to errors or omissions in the content, non-availability the site or the transmission of viruses or malicious or harmful programs content that have been impossible to avoid with the security measures available to the COMPANY.

LINKS

In the event that the Web site contain links to third-party Internet sites, the COMPANY does not assume any responsibility over such sites and content. In no event shall COMPANY be liable for the content displayed through any link pointing to another website, nor guarantee the technical availability, quality, reliability, accuracy, comprehensiveness or validity of any material or information contained in any such links to other Internet sites. The publication of external links does not imply any type of association, merger or partnership with the entities connected, unless stated otherwise.

MODIFICATIONS ON THE SITE AND SERVICES

The COMPANY reserves the right to modify this agreement at any time, and make changes on the Web site, services or contents and the COMPANY may change, delete or add content and services as well as the way in which they are presented in the site.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS AND DURATION

The COMPANY may modify these Terms and Conditions at any time and at its solely discretion, that will remain valid until further modification and publication.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Right of exclusion: The COMPANY reserves the right to deny the access to the website and / or its services or programs without prior notice to any USERS who violate these Terms and Conditions.
  • USER’s liability: The COMPANY may pursue breach of these conditions and any misuse of its portal exercising all civil and criminal actions protected by law.

JURISDICTION

The agreement between the COMPANY and the USER is governed by Ecuadorian legislation and any disputes shall be submitted to the Courts and Tribunals of the city of Quito, Ecuador

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