Terms & Conditions

1. General
The contract party for the trainings, workshops and seminars, which are offered by Somatische Akademie Berlin GmbH (hereinafter referred to as SAB), is Somatische Akademie Berlin GmbH, Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30, 10999 Berlin, Deutschland. All services within the scope of the events of SAB are based on these general terms and conditions of business. With registration the participant recognizes these general conditions of participation. They also apply to all future business relations even if they are not expressly agreed upon once again.

2. Registration
Registration for the events are made electronically (online) or in writing (letters or e-mail). Since the number of participants is limited for events organized by SAB, registrations are taken into account in the order of their receipt. Participation fees are due upon receipt of the registration confirmation generated automatically by email. For trainings (Aus- und Fortbildungen) payment is due upon receipt of an invoice.

2.1 Online applications and payment by credit card
Online applications require immediate payment by credit card using PayPal. The processing fee PayPal charges will not be returned if cardholder cancels and reimbursement is applicable. Cardholder may request information about online payments up to 90 days after booking of the transaction via e-mail: info@somatische-akademie.de. After successful receipt of payment per credit card, Customer receives a confirmation notice and access data for the workshop, as well as a payment receipt with transaction ID code via e-mail. These should be retained by Customer in a secure location for safekeeping. If no confirmation is received via e-mail within 24 hours, you can request verification by writing to: info@somatische-akademie.de.

2.2 Written Applications
Written applications (letters or emails) must be received with check attached, or a copy of the completed bank transfer memo for the course fee, at info@somatische-akademie.de or at Somatische Akademie Berlin GmbH, Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30, 10999 Berlin, Germany. Admittance to courses, workshops, trainings, etc. is subject to notification of payment receipt prior to the start of the course. Payment should be made by bank transfer to this account:

Somatische Akademie Berlin GmbH
GLS Bank
IBAN: DE18430609671156861100

Only payments received before the event begins represent entitlement to participate.

3. Cancellation
Cancellations or rescheduling to an alternate date must always be made by writing to: info@somatische-akademie.de. Should a participant at an event cancel without providing a substitute participant, registration fees will be credited as follows: Up to 1 month before the event begins 100% minus a processing fee of €20.00. After that, a refund is no longer possible. For workshops that take place outside the SAB the cancellation has to be done 3 months before the beginning of the event. A processing fee of €20.00 will be applied to any cancellation or rescheduled appointment.

Cancellations for professional trainings and continuing education are regulated separately by contract and are excluded from this regulation.

4. Cancellation; postponement
SAB is authorized to relocate events. For an important reason – among other things, illness of the event leader or too low a number of participants as well as in cases of acts of God, the event may be postponed or cancelled against a full refund of charges already paid.

5. Payments and cancellations of individual sessions

Payments and cancellations of individual sessions are subject to individual agreements with the respective therapist, non-medical practitioner, physiotherapist or practitioner of the method. These are independent of the SAB. The SAB only provides rental space for this purpose.

6. Health Requirements
Our events include a lot of physical movement. If you suffer from any physical impairment, please be sure to consult with your physician in advance about workshop participation, to determine if there are any restrictions or issues requiring your attention.

7. Liability
SAB is only legally responsible to the participant for all damages arising, no matter what the legal basis, on the basis of the following provisions:

7.1 SAB is liable in the event of deliberate intent or gross negligence, including deliberate intent or gross negligence of the representatives or subcontractors of SAB, in accordance with the legal regulations. Apart from this, SAB is only liable according to the product liability law on grounds of loss of life, injury to the body or the health, on grounds of culpable infringement of essential contractual duties or to the extent that SAB has assumed a guarantee for the form of the performances. The entitlement to compensation for damage resulting from the infringement of essential contractual duties is, however, limited to the contract-typical, foreseeable damage. This applies towards a participant who is a businessman also in cases of gross negligence. The liability for damages to legally-protected interests of the customer resulting from the performances of SAB, e.g. damage to other things, is however, excluded. The regulations of the sentences 3 and 4 of this paragraph do not apply, insofar as there was deliberate intent or gross negligence or there was a liability for loss of life, injury to the body or the health or insofar as SAB has assumed a guarantee for the form of the performances.

7.2 The regulation of the previous paragraph applies to compensation in addition to performance and compensation instead of performance, no matter for what legal reason, in particular due to faults, the infringement of duties arising from the contractual obligations or from an illegal action. It also applies to the claim to a replacement of expenditure made in vain. The liability for delay, however, is regulated by paragraph 3, the liability for impossibility according to paragraph 4.

7.3 SAB is liable for the delay of performance in cases of deliberate intent or gross negligence, including the deliberate intent or gross negligence of the representatives or subcontractors of SAB, according to the legal regulations. In other cases of delay of performance the extent of liability of SAB for compensation for damages besides and instead of the performance is limited to 50% of the value of the part of the performance affected by the delay. Further claims of the customer are excluded – also following the expiry of a deadline set for performance by SAB. The afore-mentioned limitation, however, does not apply to liability due to the loss of life, injury the body or the health.

7.4 Insofar as the performance is impossible, the participant is entitled to demand compensation according to the legal regulations. However, the claim of the participant to compensation besides or instead of the performance and to a refunding of expenditure made in vain, is limited to 10% of the value of the part of the performance which cannot be rendered due to the impossibility. Further claims of the participant on grounds of impossibility of the performance are excluded. This restriction does not apply, insofar as the liability is in cases of deliberate intent, of gross negligence or because of loss of life, injury to the body or the health. The right of the participant to withdraw from the contract remains unaffected.

8. Miscellaneous
8.1 It applies only to German law. For participants who do not conclude the contract for professional or commercial purposes, this choice of law only insofar as the granted protection is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the country in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
7.2 Jurisdiction for any disputes is Berlin, if the customer is a merchant, legal entity under public law or public law special fund or if the customer has no general jurisdiction in the European Union or if his habitual residence at the time of action is not known.


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