Terms and Conditions
1.1 We are Davinci International Film Academy (Pty) Ltd. We provide film education courses and related products and services.
1.2 We reserve the right to modify these terms and conditions without notice.
1.3 We are entitled to rely on your booking and initial payment in good faith that you will make all future required payments for a registered course.
2. REGISTRATION OF COURSES OR RELATED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
2.1 These terms and conditions apply to the registration, booking or use of any course or related products or services provided by Davinci International Film Academy.
2.2 Information about courses and related products and services (including price) is subject to change without notice.
2.3 The content of our courses is subject to change without notice.
3. REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT TERMS
3.1 You acknowledge that on booking a place on a course we are entitled to do all that we deem necessary to plan for your participation on the course. You also acknowledge that this may extend to acquiring additional equipment, securing, and even restructuring the delivery of the course to accommodate your placement. Accordingly you agree that the Cancellation Policies included in these terms and conditions are both fair and reasonable and as far as you are aware reflect the circumstances at the time of booking.
3.2 For all our courses, the registration fee, and first month class fee must be paid at the time when presented with a formal invoice to secure your place. Payment is deemed to have happened when we have received cleared funds.
4.1 We review our pricing annually and any changes will be published thereafter and become effective from the following January.
4.2 Late payments will automatically incur a 5% additional fee to cover our increased administrative costs, subject to a minimum administrative cost of R 28.00.
4.3 If Student fees are in arrears with more than one payment for longer than a period of 7 days the student will not be allowed to attend class until all outstanding fees are paid.
5. CANCELLATION POLICIES
5.1 We reserve the right to cancel any class at any time up to and including the start date of the course. Should this occur we will endeavor to give you at least 24 hour notice.
5.2 You may cancel your registration with a 30 day notice in writing. By cancelling the course you are not entitled to any refunds on funds paid to date.
5.3 You acknowledge that given the circumstances at the time of booking this is fair and reasonable and reflects inter alia our need to properly plan to accommodate you on the course. Further you irrevocably confirm that you consider this to be an appropriate assessment of our loss, including for the avoidance of doubt lost revenue and lost profit.
5.4 Where there are exceptional circumstances these will be dealt with entirely at our discretion on a case-by-case basis.
5.5 You may be able to change your registration from one campus to another, at our complete discretion. All deposits paid to secure a place on any course are non-refundable.
6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
6.1 All course material, products and services including those developed directly on the course by us remain the property of the Davinci International Film Academy
6.2 You will retain all intellectual property developed on the course by you. We are granted a lifetime royalty free license to use any materials which you produce on the course solely for marketing, internal and educational use.
6.3 You are free to exploit your developed materials as you see fit and we would be happy to discuss how we can assist you in doing so.
7. DAVINCI INTERNATIONAL FILM ACADEMY CLASS RULES
7.1 Students must maintain an attendance record of at least 70%. Failure to do so may result in student not receiving his/her certificate at year end gala event or expulsion from Davinci International Film Academy with no refund of fees. Exceptional circumstances will be dealt with at our discretion.
8. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
8.1 We wish to support the development of creative and imaginative students for employment in industry, none of which is affected by physical ability. Therefore we support the development of individuals who may be physically challenged by the demands of certain courses which we find is best accommodated by early notification of potential difficulties. We will always try and take reasonable and justifiable steps to accommodate the difficulties in question, taking into account the student’s difficulties, practical capability, impact and potential disruption, cost implications, and other legal considerations. However the very nature of a course may make course accessibility difficult for students with particular types of disability. Where this occurs we will endeavor to discuss this with you in advance whether you wish to attend certain aspects of a course where such challenges are reasonably and justifiably surmountable or agree an alternative solution, which is satisfactory to both parties.
8.2 We have designed our courses to deliver appropriate learning across a range of disciplines. Although we will take reasonable steps to warn students of the content of potentially distressing course material, we make no apology for such course material, as we believe the material in question is an important part of the learning experience. You agree to discuss any concerns you may have with us in advance.
9. LAW AND JURISDICTION
9.1 This contract is governed by the law of South Africa, and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of South Africa.