Terms & Conditions

AGREEMENT TO TERMS

This page contains the Terms and Conditions of ARI, which have been written according to the law of the State of New York. These Terms and Conditions constitute a legally binding agreement made between you, “Contractor,” as an entity contracting with ARI (“ARI” meaning Advanced Rendering Institute) by enrolling in a Course. The Contractor agrees that by enrolling in an ARI Course, the Contractor has read, understood, and agreed to be bound by all these Terms and Conditions.

Upon the stipulation of this contract, the Contractor declares to understand the Course contents and to meet the minimum prerequisites. Upon receipt of the signed contract, the contract will be entered into between ARI and the Contractor. Exceptions are made for cancellations, credits, and refunds.

ATTENDANCE

Attendance of the enrolled Course is compulsory in order to receive a final certificate of completion. The Contractor will not receive a refund nor Credit if they do not attend or only partially attend the Course.

The Contractor agrees to the standards of conduct outlined below. ARI reserves the right to judge the behavior of the Contractor, and to cancel the enrollment without refund of the Contractor if they violate standards of conduct during enrollment. The Contractor agrees that ARI can take negative action against them in the event of a violation of this contract and the general rules of personal behavior. The Contractor has the right to be listened to and to explain their behavior before any decision by ARI.

U.S. VISA

If the Contractor is not a US citizen or resident, it is the Contractor’s responsibility to arrange all applicable travel permits and/or visas and to have a valid passport and/or leave to remain for the whole period of study. ARI will only issue visa support documentation once all booking requirements are met.

ARI accepts no responsibility for any statement made in the visa application process.

PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO, SOUND RECORDING, AND NON-DISCLOSURE POLICY

ARI and its representatives may photograph or film the Contractor or use their written feedback for promotional purposes. If the Contractor does not wish to participate, they must advise ARI at the time of enrollment and additionally at the time of photographing or filming. By signing these terms and conditions the Contractor gives consent to ARI to use their image in promotional material without further consent or notification.

It is forbidden to download illegal materials on ARI workstations or by means of the ARI network. It is strictly forbidden to record, reproduce or transmit the lessons and the copyright of ARI materials. Assets and projects used as exercises and provided by ARI during the courses cannot be published by the students after the courses. They cannot be used to sponsor personal abilities (unless authorized by ARI).

The Contractor agrees to respect the contractual secrecy obligation on all information, of any kind, learned during the Course regarding ARI inner organization, contracts, clients, technical and administrative procedures, and tools used.

FORCE MAJEURE

ARI will not accept liability for courses cancelled due to war, terrorist attack, fire, strike lock-out, natural disaster, industrial action, act of government, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control.

LIABILITY

All courses at ARI are taught in English. ARI does not accept any liability for any losses, costs or expenses incurred by or on behalf of the Contractor in connection with the Contractor’s lack of English language knowledge.

ARI accepts no liability for loss or damage to the Participant’s property and shall not provide any insurance cover whatsoever to the Participant.


ARI liability shall not extend to loss of income, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, or any indirect or consequential loss, damage or expense.

The Contractor is liable for malfunctioning, malwares or damages to the workstations.

PROHIBITED ACTIVITY

As a Contractor, you agree not to:

Retrieve data or other content from the workstations or ARI website to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from us.

Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features on the ARI workstations and website, including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use of the Site and/or the Content contained therein.

Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the ARI network and facilities.

Attempt to impersonate another user or person or use the username of another user.

Use ARI content, website, and resources provided during coursework as part of any effort to compete with us or for any revenue-generating endeavor or commercial enterprise.

Harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any of ARI employees.

Delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any Content.

Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) viruses, Trojan horses, or other material, including excessive use of capital letters and spamming (continuous posting of repetitive text), that interferes with any use of ARI workstations of website or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the use, features, functions, operation, or maintenance of ARI workstations and website.

STUDENT WORK

ARI reserves the right to use all Work created by Contractor while using ARI workstations for promotional purposes. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, the Contractor gives ARI the right to an unrestricted, unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, fully-paid, worldwide right, and license to host, use, copy, reproduce, disclose, sell, resell, publish, broadcast, retitle, archive, store, cache, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, transmit, excerpt (in whole or in part), and distribute such Work (including, without limitation, the Contractor’s image and voice) for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Work, and grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. The use and distribution may occur in any media formats and through any media channels.

This license will apply to any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed, and includes our use of your name, company name, and franchise name, as applicable, and any of the trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, and personal and commercial images you provide. The Contractor waives all moral rights in their Work, and warrants that moral rights have not otherwise been asserted in their Work.

ARI does not assert any ownership over the Contractor’s work. The Contractor retains full ownership of all of their Work and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with their Work. ARI is not liable for any statements or representations in the Contractor’s Work.

ARBITRATION

Any conflict arising from the terms and conditions would be heard by an independent 3rd party arbitrator in the State of New York.

DATA RETENTION

Basic demographic and billing data of the Contractor will be retained privately and not be sold. Said data will be kept secure in a reasonable and technologically up to date fashion, but ARI makes no guarantees nor accepts no responsibility for any unreasonable, directed, or malicious pirating of contractor data.

GOVERNING LAW

These Terms and Conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed within the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

ENROLLMENT AND PAYMENT

ARI accepts the following forms of payment: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. All payments are entered through the ARI website, and processed through Stripe. The Contractor agrees to provide current, complete, and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made through the ARI website. The Contractor further accepts that they will promptly update account and payment information, including email address, payment information, payment method, and payment card expiration date to ensure that ARI can contact the Contractor and confirm their enrollment when needed. All payments shall be in U.S. dollars.

Enrollment in a Course must be made through the ARI website. Enrollment for all ARI Courses closes seven days before the Course begins. The Contractor must pay a deposit of 25% of the Course tuition total to secure their position on the Course enrollment list. The deposit and remaining tuition fee must be made in US Dollars through the ARI website. ARI is not responsible for additional bank fees associated with deposit and outstanding tuition payments.

ARI charges a deposit of 25% of tuition total when the Contractor subscribes to the contract for enrollment in a Course. The Contractor will be charged the outstanding 75% of tuition 30 days before the Course begins as an invoice from ARI. The Contractor agrees to remit the outstanding 75% of tuition cost for the Course within three business days of receiving the invoice. In the event that the Contractor is unable to remit the remaining 75% of tuition within three business days, the Contractor will be removed from enrollment and will not be refunded their deposit.

If the Contractor enrolls in a Course less than 30 days before the Course begins, the Contractor is required to pay the 75% tuition within three business days of enrollment. If the Contractor does not remit the outstanding 75% within three business days, the Contractor will be removed from the enrollment list and will not receive a refund on the deposit.

In the event that a third-party sponsor has agreed to pay all or part of the Contractor’s Course fees, the Contractor will still remain primarily liable for the payment of the Course fees.

CANCELLATIONS, CREDITS, AND REFUNDS

The Contractor has the right to cancel their enrollment to receive a refund on their tuition deposit within three business days of their enrollment. After three business days, the deposit is non-refundable. Credit will be distributed to the Contractor in the event that the Contractor cancels enrollment with at least 30 days notice before the Course begins. Credit must be used within one year of issuance. If the Contractor cancels enrollment less than 30 days before the Course begins, no credit will be remitted. If the Contractor cancels enrollment in the Course due to a medical emergency, ARI will provide Credit to be applied to enrollment in another Course with the same tuition cost.

ARI reserves the right to accept or decline all registrations. In the event that the Contractor does not meet ARI's professional ethics, ARI reserves the right to reject the Contractor’s booking. If ARI rejects a booking the Contractor is entitled to a refund on their 25% deposit.

ARI’s review of an application is in compliance with all federal, state, and local discrimination, education, and employment laws. However, said review of an application is private and proprietary to ARI.

ARI reserves the right to cancel a Course up to 30 days before the Course begins. If there are not sufficient enrollments to make a course fiscally or educationally viable, ARI may cancel the Course. If a Course is cancelled, the Contractor will be offered an alternative date for the same Course-- “Credit”-- towards another Course or a full refund of the tuition deposit. Any travel or accommodation costs incurred are entirely the Contractor’s responsibility.

All requests for enrollment cancellations must be sent by email to learn@ari.school with the subject line “CANCEL ENROLLMENT.”

Privacy Policy

By using the ARI website and workstations, the Contractor agrees to be bound by our Privacy Policy posted on the ARI website, which is incorporated into these Terms of Use. Please be advised the ARI website is hosted in the United States.

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