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Terms and Conditions

The following policies and terms show the commitment of you (the Client/parent/legal guardian) to the all courses organised and hosted by Innovation Academy, powered by BSD Education. By confirming registration and settling full payments, you confirm that you have read and understood these terms and conditions, and accept the terms as detailed herein on behalf of the student named on the form.

This agreement is governed by Hong Kong law and any dispute will be dealt with under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts. No variation to these conditions is effective unless made in writing and signed by a Director of Innovation Academy.


DEVELOPERS CLUB

Parents can enroll children to different courses base on their availability and interest. BSD offers a range of CODING courses suitable for students across different age groups and skill levels.

Class schedule and course offerings for current/upcoming intakes can be found on https://innovationacademy.hk/developers-club/.


STEAM CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS

Innovation Academy runs a wide range of HOLIDAY STEAM CAMPS (9 – 15 hours; 3 – 5 Half-Days) during school holidays, also a selection of different one-off workshops over the year. To see our up-to-date offerings, please refer to https://innovationacademy.hk/steam-camps.


PAYMENT TERMS

Parents can settle payments for all courses hosted by Innovation Academy through one of the following options:

Bank Transfer
Paypal (Credit Card)
Cheque
Cash

All registrations for any courses are only confirmed once the full payment has been settled. Upon the moment when full payments are settled, it means you have read and accept the policies and terms voluntarily and with full knowledge of its significance.

Full Payments must be settled PRIOR to the start of first class of the course. Innovation Academy reserves the right to deny admission if student’s account balance has not been settled without pre-arrangement/explanation from parents.

Please note that all payments are NON-REFUNDABLE once settled.

If under any circumstances students are unable to attend to class(es), please refer to ABSENCE / MAKE-UP CLASS ARRANGEMENT section for further details on arrangements.

All credits must be consumed within 6 months from the date of transaction completed, or it will be forfeited after the above mentioned time period.


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Unless any of  HOLIDAY STEAM CAMPS are scheduled to happen that will resume as usual, Innovation Academy is CLOSED on all Hong Kong Public Holidays.

Make-Up classes/compensations will be accommodated to students who are affected if Innovation Academy is closed on a business day due to business decisions (e.g. The week of Christmas). Innovation Academy will ensure make these announcements in advance via email or phone calls to parents, providing enough lead time for further arrangements.

In the event of dispute, Innovation Academy holds the rights to the final decision.


ABSENCE / MAKE-UP CLASS ARRANGEMENT

ALL STRUCTURED COURSES 

Since these courses will have a learning roadmap planned for each session of classes, unfortunately we will NOT be able to offer any make-up classes if students are absented. (Unless if any classes were cancelled due to severe weather/business decisions, Innovation Academy will arrange make-up classes/compensations for those occasions and communicate with parents directly.)

Innovation Academy will however share with parents the class contents of the missed session, students are recommended to go through the contents prior to returning class in the following week.

DEVELOPERS CLUB

Students who are enrolled to Developers Club (either Saturdays or Wednesdays) are able to arrange make-up classes on any of the alternate class days within the same month. (e.g. Saturday Developers Club students can arrange make-up classes on Wednesday Developers Club, or vice versa.)

MAKERS CLUB

Since Makers Club courses will have a learning roadmap planned for each session of classes, unfortunately we will NOT be able to offer any make-up classes if students are absented. (Unless if any classes were cancelled due to severe weather/business decisions, Innovation Academy will arrange make-up classes/compensations for those occasions and communicate with parents directly.)

Parents can however opt for having the paid amount of the missed sessions (maximum 3 sessions throughout each intake) as credits for future use on other courses with Innovation Academy.

STEAM CAMPS & OTHER WORKSHOPS

Since most camps and workshops have a learning roadmap planned for each session of classes, unfortunately we will NOT be able to offer any make-up classes if students are absented. (Unless if any classes were cancelled due to severe weather/business decisions, Innovation Academy will arrange make-up classes for those situations and communicate with parents directly.)

Innovation Academy will however share with parents the class contents of the missed session, students are recommended to go through the contents prior to returning class in the following week.


SEVERE WEATHER PROCEDURES

TYPHOON

Classes will proceed as normal while T1 and T3 signals are in force.

Classes will be cancelled when T8 or above signals are expected to be in force, or remain in effect, within TWO hours prior to the start of classes. No make-up classes will be compensated under this circumstances.

Classes will resume if T8 or above signals are lowered or cancelled TWO hours before the scheduled start time of the class.

RAINSTORM

Classes will proceed as normal while AMBER and RED rainstorm warning signals are issued.
When RED rainstorm warning signal is issued, students will be asked to retain after class until it is safe to allow them to proceed home.

Classes will be cancelled when BLACK rainstorm warning signals are expected to be in force, or remain in effect, within TWO hours prior to the start of classes. No make-up classes will be compensated under this circumstances.

If BLACK rainstorm warning signals are raised when students have set off but before the commencement of classes, Innovation Academy will accept those students who arrive and retain them until it is safe to allow them to proceed home.

If BLACK rainstorm warning signals are raised when classes are in progress, classes will continue until the end of normal hours, and students are retain until it is safe to leave the establishment.

Classes will resume if BLACK rainstorm warning signals are lowered or cancelled TWO hours before the scheduled start time of the class.


RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY

On behalf of yourself, your child(ren) and your respective heirs, assigns, personal representatives, executors and administrators, you agree to waive, release, and forever discharge Innovation Academy and its respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, managers, members, affiliates and agents (the “Releasees”) from and against any and all liability resulting from loss or damage, and from and against any rights, claims or demands therefor,  which you, or they have or which may hereafter accrue to you or them arising directly or indirectly out of injury to your person or your property, or that of your child(ren) incurred in connection with your or their use of the property, facilities or services of Innovation Academy, whether such damages are caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise.


CODE OF CONDUCT

Good behaviour is expected throughout the classes. There is a clear structure, with stated rules and expectations for students with regard to discipline, tidiness, time keeping, attitudes towards each other. Innovation Academy staff ensure that all students will be treated with respect and in turn treat others with respect. Students will learn to listen to each other; respect each other’s opinions, philosophies and beliefs, and they will understand the need to apologise when necessary. All rules are there to be followed by all and everyone, students and staff alike.

Alcohol, tobacco and drugs are banned. All students undertake not to damage property or equipment. Any student who exhibits behaviour or language that is considered to be inappropriate will be sent home or excluded from activities during the classes at the discretion of Innovation Academy. Any costs arising from inappropriate conduct will be borne entirely by the person signing the application on behalf of the individual concerned.

Students are responsible for their own personal belongings at all times. It is advised that all items are named; personal items of value are brought to classes are at the owner’s risk.


ASSUMPTION OF RISK

That you, your child(ren) and your respective heirs, assigns, personal representatives, executors and administrators bear the sole risk of injury resulting from your or their use of the property, facilities or services of Innovation Academy and hereby assume full responsibility for a risk of any bodily injury, death or property damage arising from such use, whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise.


INDEMNIFICATION

On behalf of yourself, your child(ren) and your respective heirs, assigns, personal representatives, executors and administrators, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Releasees and each of them from and against any loss, liability, damage or cost they or any of them may incur in connection with you or their use of the property, facilities and services of Innovation Academy, whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise.


MEDICAL

The Client hereby verifies that the student, to the best of your knowledge, is free from contagious disease, is fully immunized, and is able to participate in the activities of the classes. Therefore, you hereby confirm that the student: (i) has no psychiatric, medical, and/or physical condition or history which would prevent him/her/them from participating in the activities of the classes and/or endanger himself/herself/themselves or others at Innovation Academy; (ii) has not been instructed by any physician to refrain from participating in the activities at Innovation Academy; and (iii) is physically fit and able to participate in such activities.


MEDICAL TREATMENT

In connection with any injury the student may sustain, or illness or other medical conditions the student may experience during his/her/their participation in or attendance at the classes, the Client authorises any emergency first aid, medication, medical treatment, or surgery deemed necessary by the attending medical personnel if you are not able to act on the student’s behalf. In the event that the Client cannot be contacted in the event of an emergency, you further hereby grant Innovation Academy permission to take the participant to a hospital emergency room via ambulance/emergency vehicle. The Client further authorises the attending medical personnel to execute on the student’s behalf any permission forms, consents, or other appropriate documents relating to medical attention. The Client agrees to assume all liability for any expenses incurred in such an emergency (transportation, hospitalization, x-rays, etc.).


POLICIES AND RULES

You understand and agree that your child(ren) must abide by Innovation Academy’s policies and rules and the instructions of Innovation Academy’s organisers, employees, staff, counselors, and volunteers at all times, and that your child(ren)’s failure to do so will result in his/her/their immediate dismissal from Innovation Academy. Some of these policies, rules, and instructions are written and some are at the sole discretion of the Innovation Academy’s organisers, employees, staff, counselors, and volunteers; however, it is understood that all policies, rules, and instructions seek at all times to ensure the overall safety of Innovation Academy and each of its participants. Furthermore, should your child(ren) fail to behave in an appropriate manner, intentionally harm another participant, exhibit signs of illness, or violate any Innovation Academy policy or rule, you shall promptly retrieve your child(ren) when contacted by Innovation Academy to do so, or, if you am unable to do so, notify Innovation Academy of the person retrieving your child(ren) on your behalf. You acknowledge and agree that no part of the tuition paid will be refunded to you should your child(ren) be dismissed from Innovation Academy. You also understand and agree that no reduction or prorate in the tuition will be made for late arrivals, early departures, vacations, illness, or injury.


AUDIO-VISUAL WAIVER

You understand that your child(ren) may be photographed or videotaped during his/her participation in the activities of Innovation Academy, and consent to the reproduction of such photos or videos for advertising and publicity purposes unless otherwise requested.


DECLARATION

I HAVE READ THIS TERMS & CONDITIONS, AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF ITS TERMS. I ACCEPT IT VOLUNTARILY AND WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF ITS SIGNIFICANCE.

I represent that I am the parent, legal guardian or empowered representative of the minor child(ren) in the registration form with the authority to give this waiver and release, and I hereby agree that both my child(ren) and I shall be bound hereby.

Upon the moment when payments are settled and class registration has been confirmed, I agree that the foregoing terms and conditions are intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law, and any terms and conditions set forth herein found by a court to be void or unenforceable shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other terms and conditions.

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My 7 year old daughter has had the HAPPIEST time at Innovation Academy. She is so inspired. And if she didn’t have it in the afternoon to look forward to, i think she would refuse to go to her other classes. She’s so excited about coding!
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