General Terms and Conditions of Business for OSD Congresses
1. Registration & Conclusion of Contract
Interested persons can register for the Congress online using the Cvent event management system. By registering, participants acknowledge the following contractual conditions. Registration is legally effective once the registration process is complete, payment has been received, and OSD has provided written confirmation.
Spaces are limited and will be assigned based on the date of registration and payment of the congress fees.
2. Congress Fees & Payment
The congress fee amount, the terms of payment, and bank account details are provided on the internet. Unless otherwise shown in the confirmation of registration, these are due in full immediately after registration.
After registration has been completed successfully, the participant will receive an invoice for the congress fee amount.
3. Right of Cancellation and Termination
If a participant is entitled to cancel the contract as per No. 4 of these General Terms and Conditions of Business, the following provisions on cancellation and termination of the participant will apply only if the contract is not cancelled during the cancellation notice period regulated there.
Cancellations will be accepted by OSD only through the Cvent event management system or in writing.
For cancellations up to four weeks before the congress starts, the entire congress fee will be reimbursed less a processing charge of € 50. For later cancellation or absence, the entire congress fee will be retained.
The effective date for cancellation and withdrawal by participants is the date cancellation is received in the Cvent system or the date written declaration is received by OSD.
Participants who want to cancel may designate a substitute to attend in their stead. In this case there are no additional costs.
The OSD may also cancel the contract without notice for an important reason such as continued disruption to courses, breaches by participants of copyright (No. 8.) or violation of the house rules. This will not give the participant a right to reimbursement. The OSD reserves the right to assert further damages claims.
4. Instructions for Consumers on Cancellation Rights
The following instruction on cancellation applies only to consumers further to Section 13 of the German Civil Code and therefore does not apply to contracts with the OSD concluded by merchants further to Section 14 of the German Civil Code as part of their commercial or self-employed professional activities.
Instructions on Consumer Cancellation Rights
Sample Consumer Cancellation Form
You are entitled to cancel this contract within 14 days without giving reasons. The cancellation period is 14 days from the date the contract is concluded.
To exercise your right of cancellation, you must inform us of your decision to cancel this contract in an unambiguous declaration, e.g. by post, fax or email to:
Osteopathie Schule Deutschland GmbH
fax: +49(0) 40 644-156-910.
You may use the attached sample consumer cancellation form; however, this is not prescribed by law.
To comply with the cancellation deadline, it suffices to send your notice about exercising your right of cancellation during the cancellation period.
Consequences of Cancellation
If you cancel this contract, we will be obliged to reimburse all payments we have received from you, including delivery costs (except additional costs incurred if you chose a kind of delivery other than the cheapest standard delivery offered by us), without undue delay and no later than 14 days from the date we received your declaration of the cancellation of this contract. We will use the same means of payment that you used in the original transaction unless other arrangements have been expressly made. In no case will you be charged anything for this reimbursement.
If you demanded that services/courses begin during the cancellation period, you will be required to pay us an appropriate amount corresponding to those services performed/courses taken up to that date on which you informed us that you were exercising your right to cancel this contract in comparison to the total number of services/courses provided for in the contract.
If you wish to cancel this contract, please fill in this form and return it to:
Osteopathie Schule Deutschland GmbH Mexikoring 19
Fax: +49(0) 40 644-156-910
I/We hereby cancel the contract concluded by me/us on the provision of the following services:
(Name of congress, time period)
Registered for this course on:
Name and address of consumer
Signature of customer (for written cancellations only)
5. Cancellations by OSD & Organisational Changes to Congresses
The OSD is entitled to cancel courses in cases of Acts of God or insufficient registrations (four weeks before courses start). In this case, participants will be informed without undue delay and the OSD will reimburse in full the congress fees already paid. Participants will not be entitled to any further reimbursements; in particular, they will not be entitled to reimbursement of travel or accommodation costs or for loss of time at work.
The OSD also reserves the right to make organisational changes. These include changes in lecturers and change of location within a reasonable distance from the original course location. The OSD will try to announce organisational changes in good time. However, should individual sessions have to be cancelled unexpectedly, the participant will not be able to assert any rights.
6. Certificate of Participation
Participants will receive a certificate of participation based on the training sessions attended at the congress.
7. Exclusion of Liability
OSD accepts no liability for personal injury, property damage or financial losses occurring during each congress.
OSD expressly points out that congress content, teaching content, and lecture and book material constitute recommendations only. The choice of each form of therapy/medication/treatment is in all cases a decision that the participant/therapist must make him/herself after due consideration of each situation. No claims may be asserted against the lecturers or the OSD for any consequences of using such forms of therapy/medication/treatment. Participation in all congresses is voluntary and at each participant’s personal responsibility.
Otherwise, OSD will only be liable for damage caused intentionally or through gross negligence on the part of OSD.
For copyright reasons, no video recording, filming, photography or audio recording is permitted during lectures and workshops.
All teaching and instructional materials are given to participants for their sole and non-transferrable personal use. The materials issued may be neither duplicated nor used for commercial and/or freelance purposes. Where copyright is breached, the OSD reserves the right to assert damages claims.
Please note that filming and photography will take place during the congress. It is therefore an unavoidable possibility that you may appear along with other people in a recorded image. We have also made provisions for such recorded images to be made of individuals. Please let the photographer know in advance if you prefer not to be photographed or filmed as an individual.
9. Data Protection Notice
OSD stores the personal data from all participants electronically in order to administer existing contracts with participants. This data is only disclosed to third parties if you explicitly consent to such disclosure during the registration process.
10. Ancillary Agreements
Ancillary agreements must be in writing.
11. Legal Venue
The sole legal venue and place of fulfilment for all legal disputes arising from this contractual relationship is Hamburg if a participant is a merchant, legal entity in public law or a special fund in public law. This agreement on a legal venue will also apply if a participant has no general legal venue in Germany.
12. Ineffective Clauses
If an individual clause in these conditions is ineffective, this shall not affect questions of whether the remaining clauses are effective.
Revision date: March 2017