TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN COURSES/WEBINARS AND SEMINARS AT THE EUROPEAN LEGAL TRAINING CENTER
The European Legal Training Center is one of the leading providers of legal training in Cyprus. We provide effective training programmes for individuals or whole organisations, to support you in becoming an expert in your industry. As a company, you ensure your economic success through investment in education and knowledge, which together with the commitment of your employees, enables you to reach your business goals and strengthen your international competitiveness.
Our training programmes are available to customers worldwide, in the format of a public instructor-led course, a virtual instructor-led course, or a fully digital E-Learning format. As well as public training courses, all our training solutions can be provided as a customised in-house solution.
The following constitute the terms and conditions to which applicants agree when booking any standard ELTC face-to-face training or e-learning courses (“Terms & Conditions”).
If you are agreeing to these Terms & Conditions not as an individual but on behalf of your company or other legal entity then, “Customer” or “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity and its affiliates, and you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity and its affiliates to these Terms & Conditions and you are binding your company to these Terms & Conditions.
ELTC (defined in section 8) and you shall each be referred to as a “Party” and together as the “Parties” in this Agreement. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with these Terms & Conditions, you must not accept these Terms & Conditions and may not use the documentation, whether printed are available online, provided by ELTC in relation to the training (“Training Material”). ELTC reserves the right to review and update these Terms & conditions periodically at its sole discretion.
BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, EITHER BY CLICKING A BOX INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE BY EXECUTING AN ORDER FORM THAT REFERENCES THIS AGREEMENT, OR BY USING OR ACCESSING ELTC TRAINING MATERIAL, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
1.1. Standard training. Standard Face-to-face training and e-learning or online courses can be booked via the booking forms available on the ELTC website. When you submit a booking for an online course, your submission represents an offer to ELTC to book you onto the course you selected. On submission of the face-to-face training course or e-learning course form, you will receive an automated summary email of your selection. ELTC will accept your offer by entering your booking into the ELTC system and sending you an email confirming that you have been booked together with information on starting your learning.
1.2. Custom Training. Custom training engagements can also be contracted through ELTC Professional Services in the form of a Statement of Work document as described and governed by ELTC Customer Agreement.
2.1. Training fees can be paid at the point of booking via a secure online payment process. . Otherwise, they can be paid by check or bank account transfer. In all cases, payment must be received prior to the start of training. If you elect to pay the fees online, all major credit and debit cards are accepted. A receipt will be sent to you by email from our online service provider confirming payment. The online payment provider will receive the information needed to verify and authorize your payment card and to process your order and is under strict legal and contractual obligations not to disclose this information to third parties. Please note that if you do not provide accurate details (including type of card and number) or if your credit card company does not authorise payment, your application will be deemed void. ELTC will not accept any liability for costs incurred as a result of applications deemed void in this manner.
2.2. Sales taxes (VAT, TVA etc.), if any, are charged at the applicable rate depending on the product and/or customer.
2.3. You may also purchase in advance training credits that will be applied against any training purchased in the twelve (12) months following the purchase date. The training credits purchased will be valid for twelve months from the purchase date and can be used to book face-to-face or e-learning training courses. At the expiration of the twelve-month period, ELTC will neither refund any fees nor reimburse any other costs if the credits have not been used.
3.1. You may not allow anyone else to access the e-training courses via your login details. You must comply with all health and safety rules and regulations and any other reasonable security requirements that apply at the premises at which the training courses are provided. ELTC reserves the right to remove any delegate from a training course whose behaviour is deemed inappropriate by ELTC or its trainers. In these circumstances, ELTC will neither refund any fees nor reimburse any other costs.
4.1. ELTC does not accept responsibility for anyone acting as a result of information in, or views expressed on, its training courses including course materials. Opinions expressed are those of individual trainers and not necessarily those of ELTC. Participants should take professional advice when dealing with specific situations.
4.2. Should a participant require an invitation letter from ELTC, we are able to provide this as long as full payment of the training course fee has been received. ELTC is not able to act on behalf of the participant and is not responsible for any costs incurred by failure to obtain a full visa.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ELTC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, LOST OR INACCURATE DATA, FAILURE OF SECURITY MECHANISMS, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, COSTS OF DELAY OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, RELIANCE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES IN ADVANCE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ELTC'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO THE OTHER SHALL EXCEED THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO ELTC FOR THE TRAINING GIVING RAISE TO A CLAIM.
5.1. ELTC ensures that all our training services are delivered diligently and in a good, workmanlike, timely and professional manner consistent with industry standards. The training services will be performed as described in the individual class agendas. ELTC shall provide such trainers to present the training course as it, in its sole discretion, deems fit and ELTC shall be entitled at any time to substitute any trainer with any other person who, in ELTC's sole discretion, it deems suitably qualified to present the relevant course.
5.2. ELTC does not warrant that the provision of any content online will always be available or be uninterrupted, timely or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that such content is secure or free from bugs, viruses, errors and omissions.
Both Parties agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the other Party and its directors, officers and employees from and against any demands, damages or liabilities including reasonable attorney's fees) arising from a third-party claim that the indemnifying Party caused bodily injury (including death) or damaged real or tangible personal property.
7.1. All Training Material is owned by ELTC. All intellectual property rights in all Training Materials available, including the design, graphics and text of all printed materials and the audio of all webinars and podcasts, are owned by ELTC. When you are given access to the Training Material, you are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable licence to use the Training Material. No Training Material may be copied, reproduced, uploaded, posted, displayed or linked to in any way,in whole or in part, without ELTC's prior permission. Any such use is strictly prohibited and will constitute an infringement of ELTC's intellectual property rights.
7.2. To provide a continuous check on the consistency and quality of training delivery, all students will receive a follow-up email at the end of each class asking to submit feedback in the form of a satisfaction survey. This feedback will be reviewed in detail and will be used to make continuous improvements to class content and delivery.
8.1. Cancellation by customer.
8.1.1 Face-to-Face. If you notify ELTC in writing (by email or post) that you wish to cancel a face-to-face training course not less than 2 days before the start date of a course, you will be entitled to a 50% refund. Refunds will be processed within 28 days of receiving your request via bank transfer to the original payer. If the reason you need to cancel a face-to-face training course is that you have been declined a visa, we can issue a full refund as long as you have proof that your visa has been declined and you give us at least 28 days' notice. If you withdraw for any reason less than 1 day before the start date of a course, no refund will be issued but you may transfer your place on the course to a substitute. Substitutions should be notified to ELTC at least 48 hours prior to the course start date. If you fail to attend the course on which you are booked without giving prior notice to ELTC, we are unable to refund the course fees or offer a transfer
8.1.2 E-Learning. Once you have booked an e-learning course or package the fee is non-refundable. If you cancel any e-learning course or package you will not be entitled to any refund. There is no charge for transferring your booking to the same course on an alternative date provided you notify ELTC in writing not less than 10 days before the start of the training and if there is availability. However, a transfer fee of 20% of the course fee (plus VAT) will be payable if the notice is received less than ten (10) days before the start of the original course. If you transfer your booking you will not receive any refund, and you will not be entitled to transfer more than once.
8.2. Cancellation by ELTC. ELTC reserves the right to cancel any training course due to insufficient enrollment by providing notice to you at least 2 calendar days prior to the scheduled commencement date. In the event of cancellation by ELTC, you may elect to receive a full refund of registration fees paid or credit toward alternative class(es). Nevertheless, ELTC will not be responsible for non-refundable tickets purchased or reservations made by you. If a training class is cancelled by ELTC due to any Force Majeure Event as defined in Section 10.5, the Customer is entitled to a full class credit which must be used within 3 months of the date of the original class for another class offered by ELTC.
Except as otherwise set forth in these Terms & Conditions, each party may disclose to the other party certain confidential information under these Terms & Conditions. Each party agrees that all code, inventions, know-how, business, technical and financial information or any information specifically designated as confidential or that could be understood to be confidential or proprietary by a reasonable person disclosed to such party (“Receiving Party”) by the disclosing party (“Disclosing Party”) constitute the confidential property of the Disclosing Party (“Confidential Information”) Any ELTC technology, any commercial terms (including pricing) of these Terms &Conditions and any performance information relating to the products shall be deemed Confidential Information of ELTC without any marking or further designation. Except as expressly authorized herein, the Receiving Party will use (and will ensure that its employees, Affiliates, agents, contractors and any approved third parties use) reasonable efforts (which shall be no less than the efforts used to protect its own confidential information of a similar nature) to prevent the disclosure of any Disclosing Party's Confidential Information for any purpose other than providing the training contemplated by these Terms & Conditions unless authorized by the Disclosing Party. The Receiving Party's nondisclosure obligation shall not apply to information which the Receiving Party can document: (i) was rightfully in its possession or known to it prior to receipt of the Confidential Information; (ii) is or has become public knowledge through no fault of the Receiving Party; (iii) is rightfully obtained by the Receiving Party from a third party without breach of any confidentiality obligation, or (iv) is independently developed by employees of the Receiving Party who had no access to such information. The Receiving Party may also disclose Confidential Information if so required pursuant to a regulation, law or court order (but only to the minimum extent required to comply with such regulation or order and with advance notice to the Disclosing Party).
10.1. Arbitration. In the event of any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms & Conditions, the parties hereto shall consult and negotiate with each other and, recognizing their mutual interests, attempt to reach a solution satisfactory to both parties. If the parties do not reach a settlement within a period of 60 days, any unresolved controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms & Conditions shall proceed to binding arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. The parties shall seek to mutually appoint an arbitrator. If the parties cannot agree on a single arbitrator, then there shall be three (3) arbitrators: one selected by each party, and a third selected by the first two. The arbitration will take place in the city where the courts have jurisdiction under the table set forth in Section
10.2. All negotiations and arbitration proceedings pursuant to this Section will be confidential and treated as compromise and settlement negotiations for purposes of all similar rules and codes of evidence of applicable legislation and jurisdictions. The language of the arbitration shall be English.
14. TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN CPD POINTS FOR RENEWAL OF LICENSE BY BAR ASSOCIATION/LEGAL COUNCIL OF CYPRUS
14.1.The Board of Directors of the CBA states that it is mandatory for all registered lawyers in Cyprus to attend accredited legal education programs, should they wish to be provided with the renewal of their practising license. In accordance with the above, every lawyer who wishes to renew their license must complete 12 hours of continuous professional development training of which four must be verified. At ELTRC the majority of our courses are verified and you would be able to find them on the Bar Association website. As a training centre, we undertake to input your CPD points on the Bar Association-designated platform. However, we will award the CPD points once:
14.1.1. All fees are paid up
14.1.2. You have attended all hours of the course
14.1.3.You will receive a certificate of attendance once the above criteria are satisfied.
15.1. The Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) is a body governed by public law founded by the 21 Law of 1974 under the name of Cyprus Industrial Training Authority. 1 of November 1999 entered into force on Human Resource Development Law no. 125 (I) of 1999. The HRDA refers to the Government through the competent Minister who, under the above law, is the Minister of Labor and Social Insurance. Managed by 13 Board of Directors with a tripartite character, involving representatives of the Government, Employers and Trade Unions. The mission of the HRDA is to create the prerequisites for planned and systematic training and development of the human potential of Cyprus at all levels and in all areas to meet the needs of the economy within the framework of the social and economic policy of the state. In order to fulfil the mission and exercise the responsibilities and powers of the HRDA, it operates Human Resources Development Fund. Each employer is required to pay to the Fund a fee not exceeding one per cent of the payable earnings to each of its employees, as determined each time. The fee was set at 0,5%.
15.2. Terms for Registration on an HRDA-Funded Seminar:
15.2.1. To register the employer of the participant student must have an ACTIVE account with the HRDA on the ERMIS WEBSITE. https://ermis.anad.org.cy
15.2.2. The employee must be registered on the abovementioned ERMIS platform and be connected to the employer as an employee.
15.2.3. The Employer must make an application to attend the seminar through the ERMIS system.
15.2.4. Registration is required to participate in the HRDA funded seminar.
15.2.5. The order of registrations is strictly observed as there is a limited number of positions that are subsidized by the HRDA (28 Spaces in total).
15.2.6. Participation in the seminar must be prepaid to secure your place.
15.2.7. Training programs and seminars have the right to be attended by employees from private companies who pay social insurance contributions.
15.2.8. Individuals who are students, government, self-employed or retired can attend HRDA seminars, but will not be eligible for funding.
15.2.9. An employee can attend as many of the HRDA subsidized programs as he wishes.
15.2.10. In order for the seminar to take place, the minimum number of participants must be 6 or more people. If this number is not satisfied, the seminar can be moved to new dates.
15.2.11. According to HRDA regulations, participants must attend at least 75% of the program to be eligible for an HRDA grant. In case the participant attends less than 75% of the program, the employer or the participant if he/she is unemployed, undertakes to pay the full initial amount of the program including the amount of the grant.
15.2.12. In case of cancellation of your participation, a written notice must be made by e-mail, at least 2 days before the start of the program otherwise the employer will be liable to pay the full amount.
15.2.13. In order to receive funding the student/employee must be present at his desk, on his own computer with a working camera. Cameras must remain on throughout the seminar. The student must also have a working microphone.
15.2.14. Should the student/employee not attend the Seminar 75%, not have the camera on during the sessions, or not have a working microphone he/she will not be eligible for funding and ELTC may request payment of the full fee from the employer.
15.2.15. All course fees must be paid up before the end of the course.
15.2.16. All students must ensure that they have logged on to the ERMIS platform at the beginning of the seminar to log in to the register. This register will be activated and then deactivated by the student at the end of the seminar. Failure to do so will result in the employer being liable to pay the full course fee to the ELTC, as funding will not be available.
This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and ELTC relating to the training and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written communications, proposals and representations with respect to the training or any other subject matter covered by these Terms & Conditions. If any provision of these Terms & Conditions is held to be void, invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall continue in full force and effect.