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This document (together with the documents referred to in it) constitutes the terms and conditions for the website “www.gptrainingconsultants.com” (“the Site”) and the terms and conditions on which you may make use of it (whether as a guest or as a member / account holder in respect of the Site).

The Site is wholly owned and is operated by (or on behalf of) GP Strategies Limited. Our full details, together with contact details are set out below. It is important to remember that by using the Site and any of the products or services available via the Site you agree to be bound by and act in accordance with these terms and conditions. Take some time to have read and understand what we've written before you use the Site in any way. If you do not wish to be bound by the terms and conditions you should not access or use the Site.


Transactions concluded through the Site

Contracts for the supply of our products or services to you formed through the Site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by the applicable provisions of these terms and conditions together with our standard terms and conditions of supply.

In the event of any conflict between the provisions of these terms and conditions and our standard terms and conditions of supply, the provisions of these terms and conditions shall prevail.


Booking Conditions

  • All applications for our courses or other services provided placed through the Site are processed in order of receipt; places on our courses are limited and it is advisable to book early. If you apply to register for a course that is full, we will notify you that the course is full and you will be entitled to choose from the alternative options set out below
  • We always endeavour to ensure that fees for courses displayed on the Site are current at the time of print; however, we reserve the right to change them but will notify you of any changes before charging you
  • Once you have submitted to us your application form to attend a course, it is capable of acceptance by us and if we accept your application by either processing your payment or sending you a confirmation (whichever happens sooner) a binding contract will be formed between us
  • Please note that our cancellation policy set out below is applicable after conclusion of the contract between us.
  • Once full payment in respect of your order has been received, full course details and joining instructions will be issued to you
  • Refreshments and lunch will be available during the course. Accommodation is only included for residential courses or where specifically stated. In any event, responsibility for the provision of any refreshments, meals and accommodation rests with the venue provider and we take no responsibility for the provision of (or failure to provide) the same

 
Payment

  • All completed bookings will be acknowledged and invoiced electronically
  • Bookings are processed automatically by WorldPay. Online credit/debit card payments guarantee you a place on a course. If a place is not available on your selected course you may be offered an option to join a waiting list for this course or alternative dates for the same or similar courses or you may choose for your credit/debit card to be refunded
  • For payment queries, please contact us. Select Payment Queries from the drop down menu
  • Fees are quoted exclusive of VAT or any other applicable purchase or sales tax. Taxes added at payment are relative to where the course is being delivered


Non-residential Courses

Our contract with you is simply for the provision of a training course to you. Refreshments, lunch and conference facilities will be available to you during the course but will be the responsibility of the venue provider. Non-residential courses do not include any overnight accommodation. Responsibility for booking any accommodation requirements for non-residential courses rests with the delegate.


Residential Courses

Our contract with you is simply for the provision of a training course to you. Meals and conference facilities will be available to you during the course but will be the responsibility of the venue provider. Residential courses also involve accommodation for the duration of the course but please note that the accommodation will be the subject of a separate contract between you and the accommodation provider (as set out in more detail below) for which we can take no responsibility.
 

Accommodation Bookings and Cancellations


Booking Conditions

Where a participant books a residential course or accommodation via the Site, the following Terms and Conditions operate between GPSL and the individual participant.

For all bookings made through the Site, GPSL act on behalf of course delegates as a hotel booking agent only. Placing an accommodation booking request through the Site with a Hotel creates a separate binding agreement between the participant and the Hotel operator outside these terms and Conditions.

As a booking agent GPSL are not responsible or liable for the actions of third parties for the provision of this service. The terms of business of the Accommodation Provider are separate to this agreement. It is the responsibility of those requesting bookings to understand the terms of business of the third party accommodation provider they are entering into contract with and we would suggest that you obtain a copy of these in advance of placing a booking which includes accommodation. Requesting a booking through the Site is deemed to be acceptance of those terms.


Waiting List (Waitlist)

When a course is full you will be given the option to be placed on a waitlist. If/when a place becomes available an email notification will be sent out to all customers on the waitlist. The customer will be required to return to the Site to book on the course, this is on a first come or first served basis. Should the customer be unsuccessful they may remain on the waitlist or view alternative dates/courses.


Course Cancellations


General Cancellations

Cancellations or transfers must be requested in writing including all details to GP Strategies Limited. Arden House, Hampton Court, Marsh Lane, Hampton In Arden, Solihull, B92 0AJ or contact us by email through the Site, select Cancel Course in the drop down menu provided. The request for cancellation will become effective on the date this communication is received by GP Strategies Limited.

We will confirm receipt of your cancellation or transfer by email, phone or in writing.

Where accommodation is purchased directly with the hotel any alterations to the booking such as delegate transfers or cancellations, must be made with the Hotel directly. Please note that if insufficient notice given you may be liable for cancellation charges in accordance with the hotel’s policies.

Up to four weeks prior to the course start date, a participant may cancel any booking made with us and request a full refund.

We are only able to accept cancellations within 4 weeks of the course start date subject to the provisions of the following paragraph concerning non-refundability of your course fee, although you may be able to substitute a suitable delegate onto the same course on the same date or a transfer to date and you will not be charged. If substituting you must notify us of the new participant’s details in order not to be charged.

Where cancellations are requested within the period of 4 weeks prior to the course start date you will be charged 100% of the course fees and cancellation charges may also apply in respect of any applicable accommodation booked for that course.


Refunds

A full refund will only be issued if a course or accommodation is correctly cancelled in line with our cancellation policy set out above. Where the cancellation is accepted in accordance with our cancellation policy, a full refund will be made to your bank/credit card account within 3-6 working days and up to 14 days oversees.

GP Strategies Limited reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course and will notify the customer as soon as this change is made. GP Strategies Limited aims to avoid changes of this nature. When this is unavoidable GP Strategies Limited will refund all monies in full paid by the customer within 3-6 working days and up to 14 days oversees or alternatively the customer may apply all monies to an alternative date on the same course.


Course Transfers

Bookings may be transferred once only without charge and only if a written transfer request is received by us at least 14 days before the course commences. Any additional transfers will incur a fee, these will be dealt with on a case by case basis and a fee charged accordingly.

Please note that no refund can be given on any bookings which have already been transferred without charge.


Warranty & Liability

The customer accepts that it is their responsibility to verify that the courses are suitable for the requirements of the delegate attending a particular course and that the delegate has the necessary level of competence to be able to achieve the objectives of the course.

Any matter relating to the venue is a matter to be dealt with between you and the venue owner. You are advised to contact the venue for their liability for loss and damage procedure.

The material displayed on the Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude (i) all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity and (ii) any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for loss of income or revenue, loss of profit, loss of business or contracts, loss of goodwill and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

Nothing in these terms and conditions affects our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


Attendance & Certificates

Confirmation of attendance emails will be issued on completion of the course to the participant. Notification of certification will also be by email, a certificate will be placed within the member’s personal account on the website.


Course Changes

GP Strategies Limited reserves the right to amend the course specifications and formats for the benefit of its customers without notice.

The customer will be advised of the course locations and dates at the time of the booking. GP Strategies Limited reserves the right to change the location of the course and will notify the customer as soon as this change is made.

 
Intellectual Property

GP Strategies Limited and its partners retain the sole and exclusive property of the copyright and all other intellectual property rights for all GP Strategies Limited course materials. If a course is developed by a Partner of GP Strategies Limited, the Partner's organisation then holds the intellectual property. By attending a course you commit not to copy or permit the copying of course materials, nor allow disclosure to sell or hire the same to third parties. Nor use the same materials to run a course of your own.

The GP Strategies Limited name and logos belong to us and may not be used without our written permission.

We are also the owner (or the licensee) of all design, text, graphics, software and all other material on the Site, including the intellectual property rights therein. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on the Site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the Site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on the Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors, and except as permitted by these terms, no part of the Site or its material shall be produced, transmitted or made available on a network without our prior written permission (or that of our licensors).

If you are found at any time to be in breach of these terms of use, your right to use the Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.


Your use of the Site

GP Strategies Limited is providing the Site and the Services 'as is'. We explicitly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether stated or implied. Your statutory rights are not affected.

The Internet has its dangers; we take reasonable actions to ensure a fast, reliable and secure service. We will not be held responsible for any damage, loss or corruption of any data, information or material or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property.

Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide through the Site (or any part thereof) without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the Site (or any part thereof) is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Occasionally we may need to maintain the software and other equipment that runs the Site. During these times you may not be able to access the Site or things may be a bit slower than normal. If this happens please take a short break and try again later.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site and for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of and comply with these terms. We are not responsible for the compatibility of the Site with your computer system, software and/or hardware.

We make no promises of any kind about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, and accuracy of the services offered or information posted on this Site for any purpose.

You may be provided with, a user identification code, password or other piece of information as part of our security procedures. You must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.


Accuracy

While every effort is made to ensure that the information contained in this site is correct, GP Strategies Limited makes no warranty express or implied as to the nature or accuracy of any such material. Accordingly, we disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents to the extent permitted by applicable law.

GP Strategies Limited may make changes to any content and information contained on this site, at any time without notice. However, we are not obliged to update such material and, although we aim to keep our Site as up to date as possible, any of the material on the Site may be out of date at any given time.


Misuse of the Site

You may only use the Site for lawful purposes.

You must not misuse or in any way attempt to damage the Site (or any part of it) including, but not limited to, by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site (or any part of it), the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching the above provisions, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.


Framing / Linking

Any framing of or linking to the Site is prohibited without the prior written permission of GP Strategies Limited and such permission would only be given on such conditions as we see fit in the circumstances.


Terms and Conditions Up dates

These Terms and Conditions may be amended, updated or modified by us from time to time, so it's a good idea to keep checking back here to stay up to date. You agree to remain bound at all times by these Terms and Conditions as amended, updated or modified in connection with your use of the Site or the Service.

From time to time you may be asked to register your details with us in order to receive products or services or to enter competitions. When you do, additional terms and conditions will apply.


Miscellaneous

We reserve the right to monitor and track your visits to the Site.

Our use of your personal details is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using the Site you consent to such use an you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

A failure or delay by us in enforcing compliance with these Terms and Conditions shall not be a waiver of that or any other provision of these Terms and Conditions.

None of these Terms and Conditions shall be enforceable under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any third party.

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and us as to your use of the Site and shall supersede any prior agreement or representation in respect thereof.

The express provisions of these Terms and Conditions are in place of all warranties, conditions, terms, undertakings and obligations implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise, all of which are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

No changes to these terms and conditions shall apply except where they have been agreed by us and confirmed in writing.

All notices to be given by us to you in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall be sufficiently given when forwarded by email addressed to you at the email address you have given us.

English law governs these Terms and Conditions. You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

If you have any queries in connection with your contract with us, or if you should feel the need to address a complaint to us in connection with the provision of our services to you, please send the same to our address for correspondence set out below.

Last updated: March 2009
 

Company Details

GP Strategies Limited

GP Strategies Limited Registered Office: 3rd Floor, 1 Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2DT.

Address for correspondence: 6230 Bishops Court, Birmingham Business Park, Solihull Parkway, Solihull B37 7YB

Registered in England No. 8003789

VAT Registration GB No. 880 9813 85

Contact e-mail: emea-enquiries@gpstrategies.com

Contact Tel: +44 (0)8085 734 734

www.gptrainingconsultants.com

www.gpstrategiesltd.com

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