Legal notice

General contract terms

Entering into a contract for the academic services offered through the www.es-so-academy website, owned by the European Solar Shading Organisation (hereinafter, “ES-SO”), implies acceptance of the following General Contract Terms (hereinafter, “the General Terms”). These General Terms are available for students in English.

I. Acceptance and availability of the General Terms

II. Purpose

III. Features of the service

IV. Applicable legislation

V. Modification of the General Terms

VI. Contract and right of withdrawal

VII. Payment

VIII. Discount codes

IX. Use of the service and liabilities

X. Applicable law and jurisdiction

XI. Notices

XII. Severability

I. Acceptance and availability of the General Terms

By accepting these General Terms, you state:

 That you are of legal age and have the necessary legal capacity to enter into binding agreements or, if applicable, you have the authorization of your guardian to do so.

 That you have read, understand and accept these General Terms.

II. Purpose

The purpose of these General Terms is to contract the academic services offered by ES-SO through its website www.es-so-academy.com, ie, completing enrolment on one of the courses or programmes on offer.

ES-SO’s identifying data are given in point 1 of this Legal Notice.

III. Features of the service

Through its website, ES-SO offers distance higher education services both within and outside of Europe. Teaching of the courses and programmes is developed on its Virtual Campus, in accordance with a proprietary teaching methodology that aims to respond to people’s lifelong educational needs.

IV. Applicable legislation

These General Terms are subject to the provisions of:

Consumer Rights Directive 2011/83/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 25th October 2011 on consumer rights amending 93/13/EEC and Directive 1999/4/EEC

European General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679;

V. Modification of the General Terms

ES-SO may modify these General Terms, after giving sufficient advance notice thereof to the students, with the goal of improving the services and products offered through www.es-so-acedemy.com. It will be considered that this obligation to notify is fulfilled with the modification of the General Terms set forth on the ES-SO’s website. In any case, before using the services or entering into a contract for the products offered on the website, students are advised to read the General Terms.

VI. Contract and right of withdrawal

The contracting process, ie, the completion of enrolment, will be developed in line with the periods set in the online channels established for this process on the ES-SO Academy website.

After completing the enrolment and eligibility process. Eligibility requires confirmation from the ES-SO national member association in the candidates country of residence. the student will receive a confirming email.

The student may exercise the right of withdrawal of enrolment within 14 days, there will not be any entitlement to a refund of any fees paid.

Each enrolment will be personal and non-transferable and the rights arising therefrom cannot be transferred to another person.

ES-SO does not accept any liability for non-performance or delayed performance of any of the obligations contracted hereunder, if said non-performance or delayed performance is the result or consequence of a situation of force majeure or a fortuitous event.

The student may make complaints, suggestions or comments on the Academy forum

VII. Payment

Payment for all of the ES-SO’s courses and programmes may be made by the methods and in the ways indicated for each on the website. Fraudulent use of credit cards or denial of payment for any reason will entitle the ES-SO to cancel the contract for the course or programme purchased, without prejudice to the corresponding civil and criminal liabilities.

Non-payment of the enrolment fees, or any of the instalments, in the periods established for each payment method may lead to temporary suspension of a student’s rights and, where applicable, cancellation of enrolment and any other effects this may have had. Students shall not have any rights to reimbursement, as stipulated in the ES-SO’s Economic Regulations.

ES-SO requires, as a prior condition for enrolment or issuing of diplomas and certificates, that all amounts pending for enrolments on any academic course or programme, and any corresponding interest, be paid in full.

VIII. Discount codes

Students using a discount code when enrolling at the ES-SO Academy must meet the requirements set to qualify for this discount. The ES-SO reserves the right to corroborate whether they meet these requirements. If they do not, the University may cancel the enrolment, or offer the student the chance to cancel it or pay the full amount for the course or programme without the discount.

IX. Use of the service and liabilities

The ES-SO does not guarantee permanent availability of the services offered on the website, and is released from any liability for possible damages due to non-availability of the services for reasons of force majeure or errors in the electronic data transfer networks that are beyond its control.

The ES-SO does not accept liability for the content of the links to other websites that are not owned by it and, therefore, cannot be controlled by it.

X. Applicable law and jurisdiction

These General Terms and the legal relationships that may arise from their application and interpretation will be governed by the laws of Belgium.

For all matters concerning the interpretation and application of these General Contract Terms, the parties submit to the courts of law of the city of residence of the consumer and user, waiving any other jurisdiction they may be entitled to.

XI. Notices

All notices, summons, requests and other communications that must be made by the parties with respect to these General Terms will be made in writing and it will be considered that they have been duly made when they have been delivered by hand or sent by ordinary post to the other party’s postal address or to its email address, or to any other postal or email address that each party may notify to the other party for such purposes.

XII. Severability

If any of the articles included in these General Terms should be declared partially or totally invalid or unenforceable, said invalidity or unenforceability will only affect the provision or part thereof that is invalid or unenforceable. The rest of the General Terms will remain in force, the affected provision or part thereof being considered as not written.