General terms and conditions, in particular payment and cancellation conditions for University Courses at the University of Innsbruck

1. Applicability

Unless otherwise expressly agreed, these General Terms and Conditions apply to all University Courses offered by the University of Innsbruck.

2. Registration

Registration for University Courses at the University of Innsbruck takes place within the registration period in writing or online resp. and is binding. The number of places is limited. Registrations will be ranked according to the date of entry – after checking the registration requirements according to the course schedule. After successful registration, participants will immediately get registration confirmation by e-mail. About two weeks but at the most four weeks after registration, the participants will get an admission confirmation and the payment request resp. The contract is concluded with the transmission of the admission confirmation and the payment request resp.

There is a minimum number of participants for all University Courses. Only if the minimum number is achieved, the University Courses take place (see no. 6).

3. Course fee and payment conditions

The course fee is shown separately for each University Course. Payment of the course fee must be made to the specified account of the Division of Continuing Education within 7 days after receipt of the payment request. Any additional services are listed in the respective descriptions of the University Courses. Course fees are free of VAT.

Only with payment of the full course fee, the participants are entitled to attend the University Courses.

4. Cancellation conditions

In case of prevention, written or online cancellation is required. From the time of the registration, 25% of the course fee are charged as cancellation fee. After the registration deadline up to one week before the start of the course, cancellation fees of 50% of the course fee will incur. Afterwards the full course fee must be paid. A possible right of withdrawal acc. to no. 5 is not affected thereof. In case of now-show at the start of the course, the full course fee will be charged. A substitute participant will be accepted upon fulfilment of the registration requirements without additional costs.

5. Right of withdrawal

In the case of a consumer transaction in the sense of the Consumer Protection Act, there is a right of revocation if the programme is not provided in connection to a leisure activity and no specific time or period has been set for the course upon conclusion of the contract. In this case the period is 14 days from the conclusion of the contract. A cancellation form is attached to the confirmation of admission, but it is not mandatory to use it. If the registration is made within 14 days before the start of the course, the participants expressly consent to the start of the programme before the expiration of the revocation period. If courses (e.g. blocked courses) are ended before the expiration of the revocation period, the participants declare that they will waive their right of revocation.

6. Cancellation of University Courses / Courses / absence of individual lecturers / exclusion

The University reserves the right to cancel individual University Courses if the required minimum number of participants is not reached or Covid-19 provisions do not allow the programme to be implemented. In this case, the already paid course fee will be refunded in full immediately. Also cancellation fees will be refunded in the event of cancellation.

No reimbursement of the course fee will be made to participants who cancel the course programme prematurely for reasons that lie within their area. The same applies to participants who are excluded from a programme due to disregard of essential regulations (e.g. serious or repeated violations of the house rules, Covid-19 safety regulations or good scientific practice). There is no refund for parts of the course fee  in the event of a replacement of a course lecturer. A refund of parts of the fee for the course is also excluded if there are minor changes (such as change in date or location, partial changeover to virtual lectures) that are factually justified. If dates are postponed during the current semester, no reimbursement can be made for expenses incurred (e.g. travel expenses, parking fees, costs for lost time) if these are not due to intent or gross negligence on the part of the University of Innsbruck or the lecturer.

7. Proof of success and confirmation of participation

At the end of the University Course, the participants will receive a proof of success and a confirmation of participation resp.,   provided that they have passed the required examinations as well as the compulsory attendance of 75% stipulated by the Division of Continuing Education.

8. Data privacy

By registering for University Course in Innsbruck, participants accept the generally valid version of the Data Privacy Statement of the University of Innsbruck

9. Liability

In the case of theft, loss or damage of objects brought to the University Course, in particular valuables, the University of Innsbruck assumes no liability, unless gross negligence can be attributed to it. The Rules of the House of the University of Innsbruck in the currently valid version apply

A repeated or serious violation of the house and usage rules of the University of Innsbruck, which justify a house ban, leads to the exclusion from further participation of the course. In this case, the programme fee will not be reimbursed, not even on a pro ratio basis.

10. Insurances

The participants have to take care of their insurances (health, accident and liability insurance) themselves.

11. Place of jurisdiction, applicable law

The place of jurisdiction is Innsbruck. For participants who are consumers, this is the case if they have their place of residence, habitual abode or place of employment in Innsbruck.

Solely Austrian lawn applies, excluding the reference norms of international private law.

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