Terms & Conditions for Classes and Courses with Clear Water Academy 一清社

1.1. Eligibility of Enrolment

i. We welcome students of all backgrounds and ages provided they have the interest and ability to learn.

ii. Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The accompanying adult must purchase a place on the given course or class for both the child and themselves and be present for the duration of each class the child attends.

iii. Students under the age of 18 must provide proof of identity and will be turned away and without refund for purchased classes if they are found or suspected to be under 16 without an accompanying adult. 


1.2. Eligibility of Enrolment: 'Chen Style Tai Chi'

i. Our Chen Style Tai Chi course is for health and exercise purposes and does not include combat. Please note however, that Tai Chi is a martial art and students should expect physically rigorous exercise during the course. If you have a physical disability or have suffered an injury which impedes flexibility and movement please seek advice from your doctor before reserving a place on the course. Clear Water Academy 一清社 reserves the right to turn away students who upon turning up to the course have, as judged by our tutor and/or staff, a clearly visible physical or mental impairment which renders their participation in course activities severely limited or impossible.


3. Means and confirmation of enrolment

i. For languages, decide which language to study, and using the language descriptions and level indicators, decide the appropriate course for you. 

ii. To enrol for a given course, select the course and difficulty on the given course's page on our website, www.clearwateracademy.net. Purchase and secure your place on the course via the Paypal 'Buy Now' button. Login and follow the instructions. Clicking 'Pay Now' confirms your payment and constitutes acceptance of enrolment.

iii. Acceptance of enrolment, evidenced by confirmation of the student’s booking, will constitute a legally binding agreement.


4.1 Cancellations and Refunds Policy: Cancellations by the School

i. Clear Water Academy 一清社 reserves the right to cancel any course which does not recruit a viable number of students.  A full refund will be made in these circumstances.


4.2. Cancellations and Refunds Policy: The 14-day 'Cooling Off' Period

i. If the student has booked a course via our website (a ‘distance contract’), they are entitled to a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period. During this ‘cooling-off’ period the student may cancel their booking for any reason within 14 days and receive a refund of all fees. Students must provide written confirmation of their wish to cancel their booking to Clear Water Academy 一清社via the email address operations@clearwateracademy.net. If the student cancels during the ‘cooling off’ period described above, Clear Water Academy 一清社 will refund the fees within 14 days of the date that the student informs the school that they wish to cancel. However, if the student has requested Clear Water Academy 一清社 provide services during the cooling off period, the school is entitled to charge a reasonable sum for the services. By purchasing and confirming enrolment on a course(s) which commences within the 'cooling off' period, the student gives their express confirmation that they  wish to be provided with services and that Clear Water Academy 一清社 reserves the right to charge a reasonable sum for services provided if the student cancels the course(s). This sum will be based on the proportion of the course the student has undertaken and the overall cost of the course. Clear Water Academy 一清社 can deduct this sum from any refund payable.


4.3. Cancellations and Refunds Policy: Outside the 'Cooling Off' Period

i. The student may cancel their programme for whatever reason, but if the cancellation is outside the ‘cooling off’ period as described in 4.2.i, or if a ‘cooling off’ period does not apply, they will be liable for the following proportion of the total tuition fees:
• 7-14 days before the start of the course – 50% of the enrolment fee plus an administration charge.
• Less than 7 days before the start of the course – 75% of the enrolment fee plus an administration charge.
• No refunds are given once the course has started except in exceptional circumstances and agreed upon by the student and Clear Water Academy 一清社 management.


5. Lost and Stolen Property

i. Clear Water Academy 一清社 does not accept responsibility for loss of personal belongings left unattended at our venues. By enrolling for a course, students take personal responsibility for any and all personal artefacts left at our venues.