Terms and Conditions
TERMS/DISCLAIMERS for the 2020 Rondo Summer Academy
MISCELLANEOUS COSTS NOT INCLUDED IN ACADEMY FEES - Airline tickets, fees for passports and, if applicable, visas entry/departure fees; personal gratuities; laundry and dry cleaning; non specifically included excursions, beverages and meals not mentioned in academy promotional materials or on website under included features; travel insurance; all items of strictly personal nature.
MOBILITY AND FITNESS TO TRAVEL - The right is retained to decline to accept or to retain any person as a participant or guest at the Academy who, in the opinion of the officers of the 2019 Rondo Summer Academy (“Rondo Summer Academy” or “Rondo”) is unfit for travel or whose physical or mental condition may constitute a dangers to themselves or to others during the academy, subjects only to the requirement that the portion of the total amount paid which corresponds to the unused services and accommodation be refunded. Passengers requiring special assistance, including without limitation, those who permanently or periodically use a wheelchair, must be accompanied by someone who is fit and able to assist them, and who will be totally responsible for providing all required assistance, at no cost to Rondo.
CANCELLATION - All application and tuition payments are non-refundable. Trip insurance can be obtained from the following agencies. The Academy does not endorse any particular insurance agency.
AUTHORITY TO USE IMAGES AND AUDIO RECORDINGS - On occasion, Rondo Summer Academy and partners obtain, from its staff, or from other participants, photographic or video images of academy participants and guests engaged in academy-related activities. By attending and/or participating in academy programs, you authorize Rondo Summer Academy and partners, without providing compensation to you or obtaining additional approvals from you, to include photographic and video recordings of you, as well as voice recordings included with any videos, in Rondo marketing, advertising, publicity and/or training activities.
RESPONSIBILITY - Rondo Summer Academy and partners do not own or operate any entity that provides goods or services for the Academy and act only as agents for the independent suppliers of travel conveyance, transport, accommodations or other services. All such persons or entities are independent contractors. As a result, Rondo Summer Academy and partners are not liable for any negligence or willful act of any such person or entity or any third person. In addition and without limitation, Rondo Summer Academy and partners are not responsible for any delays, delayed departure or arrival, missed carrier connections, loss, death, damage or injury to person or property or accident, mechanical defect, failure or negligence of any nature howsoever caused in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services or for any substitution of hotels or of common carrier equipment, with or without notice, or for any additional expenses occasioned thereby. Dates, program details and costs, although given in good faith and based on tariffs, exchange rates and other information current at the time of printing, are subject to change at or before the time of departure. No revisions of printed itineraries or schedules or any included features are anticipated; however, the right is reserved to make any changes, with or without notice, which might become necessary with the mutual understanding that any additional expenses will be paid by the individual participant or guest. Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times. If the entire program is canceled for any reason, participants shall have no claim other than for a full refund. By paying the deposit and/or fees to attend the Rondo Summer Academy, the Academy participant or guest certifies that he/she has no physical, mental or other condition of disability that would create a hazard for himself/herself or other academy staff, participants and guests, and accepts the terms of this contract set out herein and in more specific pre-departure passenger information.
For information concerning possible dangers at international destinations, contact the Travel Advisory Section of the U.S. State Department 202-647-5225, or access the State Department's online travel advisory service. http://travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html. For medical information, call the U.S. Centers, for Disease control (CDC) 404-332-4559 or log on tohttp://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel. By embarking upon his/her travel, the traveler voluntarily assumes all risk involved in such travel - whether expected or unexpected. Academy participants and/or guests are hereby warned of the above risks as well as possible travel industry' bankruptcies and medical and climatic disruptions, and the possibility they may be unable to travel as scheduled because of personal emergency. Academy participants and guests are advised to obtain appropriate insurance coverage against these risks; information is listed above.
DISCLAIMER – Rondo Summer Academy and partners are not responsible for changes of flight times, fare changes, damage, loss of baggage, dishonor of airline, hotel or other reservations, delays, losses, injuries, inconveniences, cessation of operations, airline or hotel bankruptcies, accidents, or for the acts of defaults of any person or entity engaged in conveying participants or in carrying out other arrangements of the Academy. Rondo Summer Academy and partners reserve the right to substitute hotels of similar quality. Rondo Summer Academy and partners further reserve the right to decline to accept or to retain any person as a participant or guest at the Academy should such person's health, actions or general deportment impede the functioning of the Academy or the right or welfare of the other participants and/or guests. No refund will be made for the unused portion of the Academy or any of its related activities. Rondo Summer Academy, therefore, shall not be responsible for breach of contract, failure to comply with any state or federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any Swiss law, or any intentional or negligent actions or missions on the part of any such suppliers or agents, which result in any loss, damage, delay, inconvenience or injury, to participants, guests, their companions or group members. Rondo Summer Academy and partners shall not be responsible for any injuries, damages or other losses caused to any academy guest or participant in connection with terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, abnormal conditions or developments, or any other action, omissions, or conditions outside the Rondo Summer Academy and partners' control. Academy participants and guests assume complete and full responsibility for, and hereby release Rondo Summer Academy from any duty of, checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements, and all safety and security conditions of any destinations, during the length of the Academy. Rondo shall not be liable for any personal injury sustained by the Academy participant by taking part in any academy-related activity, or for any damage to the personal property of, or personal injury to, any third party resulting from participation in the Academy.