Terms and conditions

This translation into English is for information purposes only. Only the German version is legally binding.

1.    General participation requirement
1.1.    These general participation requirements conclusively regulate the contractual relationship between the Leuphana University of Lüneburg (hereinafter referred to as the University) and the Participant in the International Summer University (hereinafter referred to as ISU).
1.2.    The Participant must be at least 18 years old.

2.    Course attendance
2.1.    The Participant must inform the University well in advance if he/she plans not to attend a course from the first day of the International Summer University.
2.2.    If the Participant does not inform the University accordingly, the University reserves the right to allocate the course place to someone else. In this case, the University is entitled to withhold at least 50 euros of the administration costs, subject to the provision under 6.
2.3.    The Participant retains his/her right for a course place if the place cannot be allocated to someone else. However, the Participant remains obliged to pay the tuition fees in full - subject to the regulations under 6.1.

3.    Placement to a course level / Number of participants
3.1.    The final assignment to a particular course level will be based on a proficiency test.
3.2.    An ISU course is designed for approx. 15 participants.

4.    Visa / Insurance / Other provisions
4.1.    If the ISU courses will be held in presence, the University assumes that the Participant will enter Germany with a proper visa.
4.2.    The Participant is responsible for his/her own health insurance, accident insurance, and liability insurance. The University is not liable for any costs incurred by the Participant without adequate insurance coverage. The application fee and the course fees do not include health insurance. Health insurance and accident insurance covering medical treatment in Germany must already be taken out in the home country. This does not apply if the Participant is a citizen of a country that has signed the "Treaty on Health Care Abroad" with Germany. The Participant is also advised to purchase travel and luggage insurance coverage.
4.3.    The Participant is obliged to respect the regulations of the University and the ISU.
4.4.    In the case of ISU online courses, the Participant is responsible for ensuring the technical prerequisites for participation in an online course (e.g. stable internet connection, speaker, microphone or headset). If a Participant is unable to attend an online course due to a lack of technical prerequisites, he/she is not entitled for reimbursement of the course fees.
4.5.    The Participant is obliged to keep the access data received for participation in the online courses in a safe place, not to pass it on to unauthorized third parties and to protect it from access by third parties.

5.    Terms of payment
5.1.    Upon receipt of the application by the University via the online portal Moveon, the Participant will receive an offer of admission, provided that the conditions for participation are fulfilled and free places are available. Upon receipt of payment, a letter of acceptance will be sent to the Participant. The application becomes legally binding only by the letter of acceptance.
5.2.    Payments have to be made by bank transfer. Possible bank charges have to be paid by the Participant.
5.3.    The Participant loses his/her right to participate in the course if the payment of the course fee is not made on time and/or in full. In this case, the University is entitled to claim the full amount of the tuition fees plus interest.

6.    Withdrawal of application
6.1.    In case a Participant withdraws his/her application, the following terms of payment will become effective:
6.1.1.    The Participant has the right to withdraw this contract within fourteen days without any reason. The withdrawal period will expire 14 days from the conclusion of the contract. In the event of withdrawal within 14 days, tuition fees will be refunded in full. This right of withdrawal only applies to consumers in the sense of § 13 BGB.
6.1.2.    In case of withdrawal at least four weeks before the start of the ISU, tuition fees will be refunded in full. The application fee of 50 euros will not be refunded.
6.1.3.    In case of withdrawal at least one week before the start of the ISU, 60% of the tuition fees will be refunded. The application fee of 50 euros will not be refunded.
6.1.4.    In case of withdrawal at least one day before the start of the ISU, 40% of the tuition fees will be refunded. The application fee of 50 euros will not be refunded.
6.1.5.    No refund will be made if participants do not show up or quit early.
6.2.    The declaration of withdrawal must be sent to the following address:  International Office / Leuphana University of Lueneburg / Universitaetsallee 1 / 21335 Lueneburg / isu@leuphana.de. Withdrawal will be effective from the date on which the University receives the declaration.
6.3.    The University may cancel a single course or the entire ISU if the number of participants is insufficient. If a course must be cancelled, the participants registered for this course are entitled to withdraw their application. In this case the tuition fees and the application fee will be refunded in full. This also applies if the entire ISU has to be cancelled. Further liability and compensation claims are excluded, unless there is wilful intent or gross negligence.

7.    Right of modification
7.1. The University is entitled to make changes to the content, methodology and organisation before or during the courses/online courses, provided that these changes do not significantly affect the benefits of the announced courses for the Participant.
7.2. The University is entitled to replace the designated lecturers if needed (e.g. illness, accident) with other appropriately qualified persons with regard to the announced topic.

8.    Liability of the University
The University and its staff assume no liability for cancellations resulting from acts of God, strikes, or any other reasons beyond its control. Liability for negligence is excluded as well. Liability for injury to life, limb and health shall remain unaffected.

9.    Copyright
9.1. The course material and the online course itself are subject to copyright protection and other statutory property rights. The course material is intended exclusively for the personal use of the participant. Any other use, in particular any transfer, reproduction, public disclosure or other dissemination, is not permitted without the prior written consent of the University or the respective author. The recording of an online course by the Participant in audio or video or by screenshots without the permission of the University is also not permitted. This does not affect the restrictions set forth in the Laws of German Copyright.
9.2. Irrespective of the question of whether a copyright or other property right exists in a specific working document, the Participant undertakes contractually with his/her admission to use the working documents only for his/her personal use and to refrain from any further use - as described above in section 9.1.
9.3. Photos or films as well as chat transcripts that are created during the online courses by recording the online course in audio and video or by screenshots may only be created by the University and may continue to be used by the University after the online courses have ended (for example for the website, folders, communication).

10.    Data protection
The University observes the effective regulations on data protection with regard to personal data collected in order to process the application for admission to the ISU. In detail, reference is made to the information on data protection in accordance with Art. 13 and 21 DSGVO as provided upon data collection.
11.    Legal regulations, Court of jurisdiction
11.1.    This contract is subject to German law.
11.2.    The place of jurisdiction is Lüneburg.
11.3.    If individual provisions are or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the rest of the contract. An invalid provision shall be replaced by a regulation that comes as close as possible to its purpose by way of supplementary interpretation.
11.4.    Any modifications and amendments to the contract shall be made in written form.