1. Enrolment fee
The non-refundable enrolment fee only applies to new students. It covers processing charges and will be kept in the event of a cancellation.
2. Health insurance
The parents (or guardians) are required to notify Ecole Lemania in writing of any health and medical information, or useful information, such as previous studies and favourite pastimes, so that the school may take appropriate action where necessary. Health insurance is compulsory in Switzerland. Boarding students that are not Swiss residents must be insured through the school. Premiums must be paid by the parents/legal guardians or by the student and are already included on the boarder’s programme prices. Day students are not insured by the school but must have personal health insurance that is valid in Switzerland, the EU and the rest of the world. The school cannot, under any circumstances, be held responsible for any negligence regarding the student’s health insurance situation.
3. Accident insurance
The school provides accident insurance for all students, who are covered on the direct journey to and from Ecole Lemania and during activities organised by the school, provided that the student has taken out health insurance, which must be valid in Switzerland, the EU and the rest of the world.
4. Premature departure and cancellation of enrolment
Written notice must be provided for the departure of a student prior to the end of the programme on which he or she is enrolled. No refunds shall be given in the event of the premature departure, exclusion of the student, or cancellation within 30 days of the start of the course and after the start of the courses.
5. Student rules and student behaviour
The student must comply with all of the school and boarding school rules. The use or possession (even briefly) of alcohol or illegal substances is strictly forbidden and may lead to immediate exclusion. The students are expected to behave properly and protect the school’s reputation by acting as its ambassadors. However, Ecole Lemania reserves the right to terminate the course or boarding of any student whose behaviour is deemed by the school to be unacceptable. In that case, no refund will be made.
6. Right of reproduction– Copyright
Ecole Lemania and Lemania Summer Camp reserves the right to use any photos, films or videos of the students free of charge for any publications or broadcasts on the Internet/TV, in brochures, newspapers or magazines, and on posters /signs or websites, on public or private places, etc.
7. Payment methods
Payments are accepted through Paypal, bank wire transfer and credit card. In the latter case, any refunds will be made by credit card. 3% surcharge if payment by paypal or credit card.
8. Third-party liability insurance
Parents or responsible persons are strongly recommended to take out third-party liability insurance, as they will otherwise be held personally responsible for any damage caused by the student.
9. Pocket money
Parents may send an additional amount of money for students attending the summer camp. The school will keep this money in a safe and give the required amount to the student if needed.
10. Extra expenses/charges/medical and damages
Ecole Lemania can invoice outstanding fees for amounts due for medical or hospital care/products or tablets/services not covered by health insurance, pocket money, extra activities, extra expenses, extra charges, exchange rate charges, damages to rooms or facilities, etc.
11. Food allergies
The school cannot guarantee the provision of allergen-free food. In the case of food allergies, Ecole Lemania and its staff can not be held responsible for allergies caused by certain products. Any of the food served at school or provided during activities/sports/trips could include allergenic components, and the student must take personal responsibility for checking what he or she eats and for informing the staff.
12. IELTS test
The school offers a very good IELTS test preparation. However, the school cannot guarantee a minimum of points for the IELTS test and decline any responsibility for the results. The student must work strongly and regularly during the programme to obtain the desired IELTS test level.
In the case of insufficient applicants for any programme, the school will offer to the student another equivalent programme, or in some exceptional case, cancel the programme and refund the client. Ecole Lemania reserves the right to modify the date, time and location of the lessons, and to cancel or postpone a lesson or activity if the number of enrolments is insufficient. It may also divide classes in two if there are too many enrolments. In the event of the cancellation of a course by the school, any amounts already paid will be refunded.
14. Unenforceability of Provision
If any provision of this Agreement, or any portion thereof, is held to be invalid and unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect.
15. Contract law
Any disputes will be brought before the court of appeal in Lausanne, Switzerland. Parents, guardians or representatives waive their right to initiate legal proceedings in their own country. However, Ecole Lémania (Chemin de Préville 3, CP 550, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland) also retains the right to institute legal proceedings in the country of jurisdiction of any parties concerned. Contracts entered into with parents, guardians, representatives or students are subject to Swiss Law.