Contract Terms & Conditions
All services purchased from Sivananda Yoga Vancouver must be preceded by the applicant acknowledging, by way of completing or reading a PAR-Q waiver form, that he/she has no physical limitations preventing him/her from participation.*(See PAR-Q at end of page.) All applicants under the age of 18 years must have consent, in written form, from a parent or guardian. The applicant also agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of the studio and acknowledges that these rules and regulations may change from time to time. Furthermore, all applicants release Sivananda Yoga Vancouver, its owners, directors, managers and all employees of all liability regarding 1) any injury to self or child 2) any loss or damage to personal property. If purchasing packages that require payments to be made in installments, the applicant agrees to approve such installments be made by credit card on the dates as predetermined in the services contract.
If you access and use this Web site (the “Site”), you accept and agree to be bound by and comply with these terms (the “Terms”). If you do not accept the Terms, do not use the Site.
o All products and services of Sivananda Yoga Vancouver and its subsidiaries and affiliates are subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable agreements governing their use.
o The Terms are to be read by you together with any terms, conditions or disclaimers provided in the pages of the Site. In the event of any conflict, the terms provided in the pages of the Site will govern.
o The information, material and content provided in the pages of the Site (the “Information”) may be changed at any time without notice. Changes may be made to the Terms at any time without notice by updating this posting. You agree to review the Terms regularly and your continued access or use of the Site will mean that you agree to any changes.
o Any unprotected E-Mail communication over the Internet is, as with communication via any other medium (e.g. cellular phones, post office mail), not confidential, subject to possible interception or loss, and is also subject to possible alteration.
o No endorsement or approval of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressed or implied by any Information.
o Links from or to web sites outside the Site are meant for convenience only. Sivananda Yoga Vancouver does not review, endorse, approve or control, and is not responsible for any sites linked from or to the Site, the content of those sites, the third parties named therein, or their products and services. Linking to any other site is at your sole risk and Sivananda Yoga Vancouver will not be responsible or liable for any damages in connection with linking. Links to downloadable software sites are for convenience only and Sivananda Yoga Vancouver is not responsible or liable for any difficulties or consequences associated with downloading the software. Use of any downloaded software is governed by the terms of the license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is provided with the software.
Payment for Products & Services
o All Credit Cards will be processed in Canadian Dollar at the time of payment. Sivananda Yoga Vancouver is not responsible for any fees, charges, exchange rates or additional charges levied by individual financial institutions or Credit Card companies.
Legal Obligation of Information Release Sivananda Yoga Vancouver will release any information that is required to be released by law or court order. In exceptional circumstances
it may be necessary that we disclose your personally identifiable information if we believe, in good faith, that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable to protect Sivananda Yoga Vancouver’s interests. We will seek to ensure that any proposed disclosure is required in the circumstances and then ensure that we disclose only the information that is required.
Use of Your Information Sivananda Yoga Vancouver obtains most of our information through the signing of waivers and completion of Par-Q forms. With your consent we may also obtain personal information about you from third parties. This may include parents, guardian, coaches or whoever is registering you in a program and paying for your registration. Use of your personal information for any purpose other than those outlined or the release of such information by parties outside of Sivananda Yoga Vancouver or its affiliates will take place only under the following circumstances: (a) When you give consent – We will disclose your personal information when you have given consent. Under no circumstances do we sell participant or personal information to others. Please note that we will not share health information that may have been provided in connection with a program, program withdrawal or request for refund. With your consent, we may use certain information to provide you with information about Sivananda Yoga Vancouver and its affiliates and programming. This consent is optional and you can decide to withdraw it at any time. Information collected by Sivananda Yoga Vancouver about its users is used internally by authorized employees of Sivananda Yoga Vancouver for following reasons: To process payment, register you in the program of your choice, update you when required of any possible changes of the planned services at Sivananda Yoga Vancouver determination of those areas, features, and services that are valued the most and found most helpful. We collect information to determine the appropriate participation in the activities and services provided at Sivananda Yoga Vancouver and on our site.
Refund / Cancellation Policy
o If your scheduling conflict is known in advance and we are notified at least 24 hours ahead of time, it MAY be possible to make the session up at a later date or with a different trainer. However, this cannot be guaranteed.
o Any sessions missed with less than 24 hours notification are forfeited.
o If you have not already paid for the session, your account/card will be charged for the full amount of the session.
o If no card/account information is present, no further sessions will be conducted until the outstanding payment is received.
Additionally, reserved time slots may be lost if payment is not made in a timely manner.
o Pre-paid Workshops are non-refundable
o 200 & 300 Hours (500 hrs) , YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSES
o Upon acceptance into the program (via email confirmation), students are required to submit a non-refundable deposit within 7 days.
o 200 & 500 Hours, YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSES Refund Policy:
o The deposit is non-refundable. If a student opts to withdraw from the program within the time frame set out below*, the deposit payment will not be refunded.
o Balance of Program Fees
o If you are choosing to pay in full before the program begins, balance is due 21 days prior to start date of program.
o Refund Policy:
o No refunds will be granted 21 days or less, prior to start date of program, or thereafter. If you are enrolled via the Payment Plan, this policy is still in effect and payments will be processed accordingly.
o Student will provide written notice via email to email@example.com, of request to withdraw from the program. The email must arrive within the period of 21 days to be deemed official notice and to not be charged for the program.
o The reason for withdrawal must be either a valid medical emergency or life altering event and each application for withdrawal will be reviewed a case by case situation. If it is at all possible to complete the training at a later date a credit towards future teacher training will be issued. In all situations the refund will be minus the nonrefundable registration fee.
o Payment Plans
o We offer payments plan for students who need facilitate payment of their fees. There is no additional fee for this option; however a valid Credit Card is required on file.
o Payment Forms
o We accept Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discovery, Cash, Certified Cheque, Money Order.
o All payments are made payable to: Sivananda Yoga Vancouver
o All refunds are issued in the same format they were made.
o FULL REFUNDS of fees will be issued if Sivananda Yoga Vancouver Teaching Training cannot move ahead for any reason that is of no fault or not related to the students applying (i.e. minimal attendance, studio cancels the program etc.).
o In case of a medical emergency at any time during the program, fees credit will be granted, and the student may continue on during an upcoming scheduled program. If you are on a payment plan, payments will be processed accordingly.
o Graduation Certificates will be issued when all payments have been received.
o If your scheduling conflict is known in advance and we are notified at least 24 hours ahead of time, it MAY be possible to make the session up at a later date or with a different group. However, this cannot be guaranteed.
o Any classes missed without 24 hours notification are forfeited.
o If you have not already paid for the class, your account/card will be charged for the full amount of the session.
o No refunds are available for completed consulting services.
o Unused, pre-paid and retainer-based consulting services may be eligible for a refund depending on the agreement between you and the Sivananda Yoga Vancouver subsidiary. Standard notice for cessation of services is one calendar month, but this may vary between contracts. Be sure to check your agreement for details.
Yoga Clothing, Equipment and Accessories
o May be returned within 5 days for exchange only. Returns are valid only for products that have not been opened, used or damaged.
o Refunds are only available when an equivalent replacement in unavailable and customer does not wish to exchange for another product
*Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre Vancouver Participant PAR-Q Information Sheet
If you are between the ages of 15 and 69, the PAR-Q will tell you if you should check with your doctor before you start exercising. If you are over 69 years of age, and you are not used to being vary active, check with your doctor before you start an exercise program.
Common sense is your best guide when you answer these questions. Please read to the questions carefully and answer each one honestly to yourself yes or no.
1. Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?
2. Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?
3. In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?
4. Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?
5. Do you have a bone or joint problem (for example, back, knee or hip) that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?
6. Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (for example, water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition?
7. Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?
If you answered YES to one or more questions: Talk with your doctor by phone or in person before you start becoming much more physically active. Tell your doctor about the PAR-Q and which questions you answered YES.
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