Terms and Conditions
1.1 We are Bright Light Film Academy. (Pty) Ltd. We provide film education courses and related products and services. Our registered office is at 52 Church Street, Bronkhorstspruit, 1020. Our company number is 2018/528079/07
1.2 You can contact us using the contact details provided on our website at www.brightlightfilmacademy.com.
1.3 We reserve the right to modify these terms and conditions without notice. Our latest terms and conditions are on our website.
1.4 Your use of our website, your booking or purchase of a course and or related products and services signifies your agreement to these terms and conditions. They constitute a contract between you and us. If you are a consumer your statutory rights are not affected by this agreement
1.5 We are entitled to rely on your booking and initial payment in good faith that you will make all future required payments for a registered course.
2. REGISTRATION OF COURSES OR RELATED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
2.1 These terms and conditions apply to the registration, booking or use of any course or related products or services provided by Bright Light Film Academy.
2.2 Information about courses and related products and services (including price) is subject to change without notice.
2.3 The content of our courses is subject to change without notice.
3. PERSONAL DATA
4. REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT TERMS
4.1 You acknowledge that on booking a place on a course we are entitled to do all that we deem necessary to plan for your participation on the course. You also acknowledge that this may extend to acquiring additional equipment, securing, and even restructuring the delivery of the course to accommodate your placement. Accordingly you agree that the Cancellation Policies included in these terms and conditions are both fair and reasonable and as far as you are aware reflect the circumstances at the time of booking.
4.2 For all our programmes, the registration fee, handbook fee and first month class fee must be paid at the time when presented with a formal invoice to secure your place. Payment is deemed to have happened when we have received cleared funds.
5.1 We review our pricing annually and any changes will be published thereafter and become effective from the following January.
5.2 Course price are inclusive of value added tax to the extent that the course attracts value added tax.
5.3 Payments by debit order will attract a 2.5% discount monthly fee to be paid.
5.4 Should we suffer any loss from transaction charges, exchange rate variations or other deductions we reserve the right to charge you immediately for these sums.
5.5 Late payments, including those resulting from deductions under clause 5.4, will automatically incur a 5% additional fee to cover our increased administrative costs, subject to a minimum administrative cost of R28.00.
5.6 If Student fees are in arrears with more than one payment for longer than a period of 7days the student will not be allowed to attend class until all outstanding fees are paid.
6. CANCELLATION POLICIES
6.1 We reserve the right to cancel any class at any time up to and including the start date of the course. Should this occur we will endeavour to give you at least 24 hour notice.
6.2 You may cancel your registration with a 30 day notice in writing. By cancelling the course you are not entitles to any refunds on funds paid to date.
6.3 You acknowledge that given the circumstances at the time of booking this is fair and reasonable and reflects inter alia our need to properly plan to accommodate you on the course. Further you irrevocably confirm that you consider this to be an appropriate assessment of our loss, including for the avoidance of doubt lost revenue and lost profit.
6.4 Where there are exceptional circumstances these will be dealt with entirely at our discretion on a case-by-case basis.
6.5 You may be able to change your registration from one campus to another, at our complete discretion. All deposits paid to secure a place on any course are non-refundable.
7. EXCLUSION / LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
7.1 Nothing in this agreement in any way excludes or restricts our liability for negligence causing death or personal injury or for fraudulent misrepresentation or for anything, which may not legally be restricted. Nor does it affect consumers’ statutory rights. This section (and any other terms excluding or limiting our liability) applies to our directors, officers, employees, subcontractors, agents, parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies as well as to us.
7.2 For the avoidance of doubt our courses and other related products and services, including this website, are provided on an “as is” basis and save as expressly stated herein without representations, conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or title.
7.3 Without prejudice to the other terms of this agreement, we exclude all liability including breach of contract, tort (including negligence) or any other cause of action with respect to any of our products or services.
7.4 Without prejudice to the other terms of this agreement, in no event (including our own negligence) will we be liable for any:
a) Economic losses (including, without limit, loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings);
b) loss of goodwill or reputation;
c) Special, indirect or consequential losses
8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
8.1 All course material, products and services including those developed directly on the course by us remain the property of the Bright Light Film Academy.
8.2 You will retain all intellectual property developed on the course by you. We are granted a lifetime royalty free license to use any materials which you produce on the course solely for marketing, internal and educational use.
8.3 You are free to exploit your developed materials as you see fit and we would be happy to discuss how we can assist you in doing so.
9.1 These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and us in connection with your booking, purchase or use of our courses and related products and services. You agree that any other communication (whether direct or indirect) you have had with us, did not affect your decision to book a place on and consequently attend a course. Any failure by us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these terms and conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision and that other provisions remain in full force and effect.
10. BRIGHT LIGHT FILM ACADEMY CLASS RULES
10.1 Students must maintain an attendance record of at least 60%. Failure to do so may result in student not receiving his/her certificate at year end gala event or expulsion from Bright Light Film Academy with no refund of fees. Exceptional circumstances will be dealt with at our discretion.
11. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
11.1 We wish to support the development of creative and imaginative students for employment in industry, none of which is affected by physical ability. Therefore we support the development of individuals who may be physically challenged by the demands of certain courses which we find is best accommodated by early notification of potential difficulties. We will always try and take reasonable and justifiable steps to accommodate the difficulties in question, taking into account the student’s difficulties, practical capability, impact and potential disruption, cost implications, and other legal considerations. However the very nature of a course may make course accessibility difficult for students with particular types of disability. Where this occurs we will endeavour to discuss this with you in advance whether you wish to attend certain aspects of a course where such challenges are reasonably and justifiably surmountable or agree an alternative solution, which is satisfactory to both parties.
11.2 Bright Light Film Academy operates an equal opportunities policy. All students are assessed as individuals and have equal access to the learning experience within the Academy.
11.3 We have designed our courses to deliver appropriate learning across a range of disciplines. Although we will take reasonable steps to warn students of the content of potentially distressing course material, we make no apology for such course material, as we believe the material in question is an important part of the learning experience. You agree to discuss any concerns you may have with us in advance.
12. LAW AND JURISDICTION
12.1 This contract is governed by the law of South Africa, and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of South Africa.