Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Access to Language Studies!

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Access to Language Studies’ Website, located at https://www.accesstolanguage.com/.

By accessing this website, we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Do not continue to use Access to Language Studies if you do not agree to take all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person log on this website and compliant to the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of Netherlands. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.  

Cookies

We employ the use of cookies. By accessing Access to Language Studies, you agreed to use cookies in agreement with the Access to Language Studies’ Privacy Policy.

Most interactive websites use cookies to let us retrieve the user’s details for each visit. Cookies are used by our website to enable the functionality of certain areas to make it easier for people visiting our website. Some of our affiliate/advertising partners may also use cookies.

License

Unless otherwise stated, Access to Language Studies and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Access to Language Studies. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from Access to Language Studies for your own personal use subjected to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • Republish material from Access to Language Studies
  • Sell, rent or sub-license material from Access to Language Studies
  • Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from Access to Language Studies
  • Redistribute content from Access to Language Studies

This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof.

Parts of this website offer an opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions and information in certain areas of the website. Access to Language Studies does not filter, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their presence on the website. Comments do not reflect the views and opinions of Access to Language Studies,its agents and/or affiliates. Comments reflect the views and opinions of the person who post their views and opinions. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, Access to Language Studies shall not be liable for the Comments or for any liability, damages or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.

Access to Language Studies reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which can be considered inappropriate, offensive or causes breach of these Terms and Conditions.

You warrant and represent that:

  • You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
  • The Comments do not invade any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark of any third party;
  • The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material which is an invasion of privacy
  • The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.

You hereby grant Access to Language Studies a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.

Hyperlinking to our Content

The following organizations may link to our Website without prior written approval:

  • Government agencies;
  • Search engines;
  • News organizations;
  • Online directory distributors may link to our Website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses; and
  • System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

We may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organizations:

  • commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources;
  • dot.com community sites;
  • associations or other groups representing charities;
  • online directory distributors;
  • internet portals;
  • accounting, law and consulting firms; and
  • educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we decide that: (a) the link would not make us look unfavorably to ourselves or to our accredited businesses; (b) the organization does not have any negative records with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of Access to Language Studies; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.

These organizations may link to our home page so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

If you are one of the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must inform us by sending an e-mail to Access to Language Studies. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Website, and a list of the URLs on our site to which you would like to link. Wait 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Website as follows:

  • By use of our corporate name; or
  • By use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or
  • By use of any other description of our Website being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.

No use of Access to Language Studies’ logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

iFrames

Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Website.

Content Liability

We shall not be hold responsible for any content that appears on your Website. You agree to protect and defend us against all claims that is rising on your Website. No link(s) should appear on any Website that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third-party rights.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website. You approve to immediately remove all links to our Website upon request. We also reserve the right to amen these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuously linking to our Website, you agree to be bound to and follow these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Website that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us any moment. We will consider requests to remove links, but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly.

We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Disclaimer

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website. Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  • limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury;
  • limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  • limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
  • exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and prohibitions of liability set in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort and for breach of statutory duty.

As long as the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

GENERAL INFORMATION

IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

COURSE LEVELS AND ORIENTATION

Upon arrival you will be given a placement test to determine your knowledge of the language, followed by a general orientation. You will then be placed in a class appropriate to your ability level.

ARRIVAL AND AIRPORT TRANSFER

Exact flight information must be provided at least 21 days prior to your arrival. Transfer fees will not be refunded if you fail to inform the school of any changes in your itinerary or if you miss your connections. At all locations, you are requested to arrive the Sunday before your beginning session date and depart on the Saturday following your last day of classes. Participants will be invoiced for any additional costs incurred to a prolonged length of stay.

HEALTH FORM

Students are required to have their own health insurance.  It is mandatory!

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

  • Cancellation prior to start date:

25% of the program fee will be charged for cancellations made 30 days or more before arrival date

50% of the program fee will be charged for cancellation made 15 days or more before arrival

No refunds will be issued for cancellations made 14 days or less before arrival date

  • Withdrawal after start date:

No refunds will be made for withdrawals after start of the program

  • No show: No refund will be issued.

All refunds will be processed within thirty (30) calendar days of notification

RELEASE AND AGREEMENT

ACCESS TO LANGUAGE STUDIES and their staff and representatives will not be liable for loss, damage of injury to persons or property howsoever caused by acts of God, war, strikes or government restrictions, terrorist activities, or the acts of omissions of any other parties over which such entities and people have no direct control, including, without limitation, airlines, bus companies, railways, hotels, and sub-contracted agents or tour operators. ACCESS TO LANGUAGE STUDIES reserves the right to cancel a program/tour if enrollment is insufficient, and transfer participants to a comparable location. Students must agree to abide by ACCESS TO LANGUAGE STUDIES regulations and policies and the directions of their Chaperon and/or ACCESS TO LANGUAGE STUDIES’ personnel during my program. Failure to do so may result in termination of their program immediately, waiving the right to any refunds. ACCESS TO LANGUAGE STUDIES then may send them home at their own expense. They must agree to abide by all local laws, including those concerning drugs and alcohol.  They must pay for any phone calls, personal expenses, and any damage they may cause to dorms, facilities, hotels, and buses.

You agree that we may tape and photograph you, and record your voice, conversation and sounds, including any performance of any musical composition(s), during and in connection with your in-person program for academic and training purposes and that we shall be the exclusive owner of the results and proceeds of such taping, photography and recording with the right, throughout the world, an unlimited number of times in perpetuity, to copyright, to use and to license others to use, in any manner, all or any portion thereof or of a reproduction thereof in connection with the Program or otherwise. For purposes of clarity, you expressly waive any and all moral rights you may have in connection with your appearance. To protect individual privacy, express written consent is required from all parties present in any video associated with Access to Language Studies that is distributed publicly in the promotion, advertising, sale, publicizing and exploitation of the Program.  These releases are required in advance of distribution and must be signed by a parent or guardian of the student. Teachers assigning video projects can supply release forms to any students that wish to distribute projects publicly. These terms of use apply to services that host video submissions (like YouTube).

THE INTERNET
Internet access is provided to the Access to Language Studies community to enhance the educational mission of the school.  Students are required to respect each other and use IT resources in a responsible manner.  It is expected that students will use the Internet for academic enrichment.
• No inappropriate resources may be accessed from our network. This includes the use of social networking sites like MySpace or Facebook, or accessing material containing obscene or sexually explicit language/images,
• Users shall not post home or school E-mail addresses, phone numbers or mailing addresses in public areas, or post harassing, inflammatory, or threatening information about a person or event.
• Software may not be downloaded using our network unless authorized by IT staff.
• Use of peer-to-peer and related file sharing services is prohibited.
• Students are not permitted to use school computers to perform financial transactions unless authorized by an adult in the Access to Language Studies community.  This is only permitted in instances such as purchasing books for class.

PAYMENT

All fees must be paid in full at least 30 days prior to the student’s arrival **. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the program by ACCESS TO LANGUAGE STUDIES. Non-refundable US$150 APPLICATION FEE and US$300 DEPOSIT FEE are required when you first register, in order to confirm your application. Deposit is applicable to remaining balance.

Important Notes: 

  • All prices are in US Dollars and are subject to change without notice.
  • Minimum stay = 2 weeks
  • All individual enrollments will be charged an Application Fee of US $150 that is due upon enrollment. A deposit of US$300 is also due upon enrollment. Those fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Please, read Cancellation and Refund Policies on page 2 of the Application Form. All tuition must be paid in full 30 days prior to arrival!  Students participating in the New York City program may have to respect arrival and departure date due to closure of the campus during one weekend in the month of July.
  • The program includes:
  • English language program of 15 classes per week  
  • Accommodation: double and single rooms in units with air-conditioning; full board from Monday to Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays; please, refer to the Schedule of Activities for a daily meal schedule at each center. All dinners are cash-out provided by the schools to be used during field trips.
  • Arrivals on Sundays, departures on Saturdays; additional fees will be charged for extra nights.
  • Weekly activity program: fully supervised on-campus activities every afternoon and evening
  • Minimum of 5 off-campus activities per week. Please refer to the Schedule of Activities of each center for detailed information.
  • Placement test
  • End of course certificate
  • Class size: average of 15 students
  • Free internet access supervised by our staff
  • First arrival date: check program’s pages
  • Last departure date: check program’s pages
  • Proof of Travel Health Insurance is required, and it is mandatory!
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS (please ask for group rates) – Prices are subject to change

      

IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATE –Health Statement- MEDICAL RELEASE

New York state law requires that international students be immunized against certain communicable diseases. All students must complete the IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATE – Health Statement- MEDICAL RELEASE form and send it to Access to Language Studies before the start of your program. Students who do not complete this form will be required to get inoculations on the first day at their own expense. The requirements shall not apply:

1) If you state in writing that the required immunizations would conflict with your religious belief

2) If you provide written certification from your physician that your health would be endangered by one or more of the immunizations (submit laboratory evidence of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella)

The host university/college has the right to refuse admitting on campus the student that refuses to provide proof of immunization.

ONLINE PROGRAMS

ACCEPTANCE

Enrollments are not final until an acceptance letter is issued by ACCESS TO LANGUAGE STUDIES. Responses to enrollment requests will be sent to students by email within 4 days of the application. ACCESS TO LANGUAGE STUDIES reserves the right to deny or postpone acceptance. If any payment was made at the time of the application, an immediate refund will be made to the payer.

COURSE LEVELS AND ORIENTATION
After enrollment and payment of the tuition, you will receive an Acceptance Letter to confirm the enrollment. You will be given an online placement test to determine your knowledge of the language. You will then be placed in a class appropriate to your ability level. You will be given choices of starting dates for available sessions and time of the classes. If none of the options fits your schedule, you may request a different one, but if that is not available, you will be given the option of cancelling your enrollment and will receive a full refund of your payments.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

  • Cancellation prior to start date:
    25% of the program fee will be charged for cancellations made 8 days or more before program start date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made 7 days or less before program start date.
  • Withdrawal after start date: No refunds will be made for withdrawals after start of the program.
  • No show: No refund will be issue
  • Application Fee is non-refundable.


All refunds will be processed within thirty (30) calendar days of notification.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY(AUP)
The information technology at Access to Language Studies exists to support the educational mission of the school. Use of our resources is a privilege that places a responsibility on all users. They have the responsibility to use our resources in a considerate, ethical, and lawful manner. The system administrator or the administration may revoke this privilege at any time if deemed necessary. By being a member of the Access to Language Studies community, users agree to adhere to rules and guidelines set by the Acceptable Use Policy. The information infrastructure at Access to Language Studies includes (but is not limited to) the campus local area network wires and active components, public computers in various centers and classrooms, the Internet connection to Access to Language Studies, dialup or wireless connections to Access to Language Studies, and the various servers and file storage areas connected to the network. When personal computers are used on campus, our acceptable use policy still applies. Failure to abide by the guidelines outlined in the AUP will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis, with the following parameters used to determine the proper disciplinary action. The IT staff and/or the Dean of Students will determine the classification of the infraction. Violations of the AUP will result in disciplinary actions that may include loss of email or computer privileges, with multiple violations resulting in more serious consequences.
• Level I infractions result in the loss of email or computer privileges for a set period of time, determined by IT staff. These infractions include but are not limited to incidents where inappropriate use of an individual computer has occurred.
• Level II infractions result in the student having to report to the Academic Director to determine disciplinary action. These infractions include but are not limited to incidents where other users are affected.
• Level III infractions result in the student having to go to the Director of Operations for disciplinary action, which could result in suspension or expulsion. These infractions include but are not to conduct that is detrimental to the security or proper usage of our network.
Access to Language Studies reserves the right to examine any files on computers used in campus if there is a belief that a violation of the AUP has occurred.


 
PASSWORDS
• Passwords are school keys. Like physical keys, they are distributed to protect the privacy of users.
• All users will log in with their own password, logging out other users if necessary.
• Users shall not attempt to gain access to unauthorized resources.
• Immediately report any lapses in security to a member of the IT staff.

COPYRIGHT LAWS AND ACADEMIC HONESTY
• Users shall not store, transfer or trade stolen or pirated commercial software or files.
• Users will cite the source of any text, photo or video when including it in something submitted for credit.


E-MAIL AND “CHAT”
• E-mail is NOT private, or completely secure.
• No attempt will be made to monitor or censor e-mail. We reserve the right to examine email in cases of harassment, discrimination, misconduct, or other incidents deemed necessary by the administration.
• Unwanted junk e-mail and chain letters are prohibited; no SPAMMING allowed.
• Access e-mail only at appropriate times or with the permission of a teacher.
• All communication via email should be respectful.  Messages should not contain inappropriate, negative or mean-spirited language.

  • Be aware of who you are sending messages to, especially when you are replying to a message.
    • Users will act in a manner that reflects on the community as a whole because all communication contains the address of the school.
    • No students are permitted to participate in “chat,” “message board,” or “instant messaging” services unless authorized by IT staff.
    • Students are required to regularly check their school email accounts.  We reserve the right to restrict access to personal email accounts if deemed necessary.


RELEASE AND AGREEMENT
You agree that we may tape and photograph you, and record your voice, conversation and sounds, including any performance of any musical composition(s), during and in connection with your appearance for academic and training purposes and that we shall be the exclusive owner of the results and proceeds of such taping, photography and recording with the right, throughout the world, an unlimited number of times in perpetuity, to copyright, to use and to license others to use, in any manner, all or any portion thereof or of a reproduction thereof in connection with the Program or otherwise. For purposes of clarity, you expressly waive any and all moral rights you may have in connection with your appearance. To protect individual privacy, express written consent is required from all parties present in any video associated with Access to Language Studies that is distributed publicly in the promotion, advertising, sale, publicizing and exploitation of the Program.  These releases are required in advance of distribution and must be signed by a parent or guardian of the student. Teachers assigning video projects can supply release forms to any students that wish to distribute projects publicly. These terms of use apply to services that host video submissions (like YouTube).

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