The following terms apply to every person that accesses and uses the website www.thephotoacademy.com, including the content and services that are offered there. The act of ordering implies the client's total agreement of these terms. We reserve the right to update or revise these conditions at any time and without forewarning. Please consult these terms regularly after your acceptance. The revised terms will be effective immediately, as soon as they are published on THE PHOTO ACADEMY and, by continuing to use this website, you are in agreement of the modification of these terms.

1 - General

Regular updates can specify, modify, or amend certain content. Those using the website are thus invited to make contact with the administrator, to verify or complete information on the website. The content on these websites are published under the control and responsibility of their respective editor.

The website THE PHOTO ACADEMY adheres to French and international legislation concerning copyright and intellectual property. All rights reserved for reproduction of text, logotypes, images, databases, etc. Conforming to article L. 122-4 French Code of Intellectual Property. All reproduction, all use, all exploitation, total or partial, of any elements mentioned here, is strictly forbidden without the consent of the author. Information and or documents available on this website are subject to modification at any moment and can also be subject to being updated. If you share personal details with us via e-mail, or a contact form, this information will only be used to respond to your question or request. At no time will your personal information be shared with a third party without your explicit permission. The comments left by students at the end of a class, workshop, or photographic trip are subject to being published on the website, printed on paper elements, brochures or flyers marked with the logo THE PHOTO ACADEMY.

2 - Online payment is processed through the secure platform Paypal. Online payments are done via LCL/Atos or Paypal, secure platforms. This platform allows payment by credit card or my a personal Paypal account. In each case, your transaction is secured and guaranteed.

THE PHOTO ACADEMY does not keep any bank account information on its servers.

3 - Enrolment, cancellations, reimbursements 3.1 - Bad weather In the case that a class/workshop, where either all or part takes place outside, it is up to the photography teacher to decide if the weather conditions allow for a good session. If the weather forecast indicates conditions too severe for the students or the photographic material for the entirety of the session, the students will be notified by telephone of the cancellation, and will be proposed an equivalent class/workshop for a later date.

3.2 - Meeting form Each participant will receive a "Practical Details Document" before the photo class begins (or before the first class in a series of classes) which informs them of the photographer's name, his/her telephone number, and the precise address where the class will meet - all of this will be written in the language in which the photo class is taught. It is essential that each participant receives this document before coming to the class, because the photography instructors and locations can change. If you have not received a Practical Details Document, please contact our offices. No participant will be excused if they are present at a place which is not that of the photo class.

3.3 - Cancellations The photography teachers and the administration at THE PHOTO ACADEMY reserve the right to modify the date of a class or to cancel it at least 24h before the session. Those enroled will be informed by e-mail or telephone if a modification occurs and they will be reimbursed or placed in a different class if the session is cancelled (15 days delay for a refund). In the case of a modified date, if the new date doesn’t suit the client, they will receive a credit with THE PHOTO ACADEMY. In all cases, the payment for the class or workshop is never lost and will always be reimbursed or turned into credit.

3.4 - Cancellation, modification of booking by the client You can cancel an enrolment and be reimbursed* one month in advance of the session. After this month, cancellations are no long possible, only modifications up to 7 working days before the date of the initial class or workshop is possible. The request must be made (preferably in writing) during our opening hours. You will be placed in a different class, of equal price. 7 business days before the date of the class, you can no longer cancel your reenrolment.

If the class that replaces the class you wish to cancel costs less, you will be reimbursed the difference, or will benefit from a credit for a next class (15 days delay for a refund). If the class that replaces the class you wish to cancel costs more, you will be asked to pay the difference by check or transfer.

3.6 - Course Length The duration of workshops 1 to 8 is indicative. For the 4 packs, the course may be taken by two students in 9 hours with two students, 12 hours for three students or 14 hours for four students or more. When taking the workshops separately, the courses are generally done in 2.30 hours for two students, 3 hours for three students and 3.30 hours for four students or more. With a very small number of participants, the quality of the course and the time given to each person remains the same but time tends to be reduced in order to keep the chosen dates and avoid cancellations.

4 - Gift Card, vouchers A gift card involves having a credit of X amount with THE PHOTO ACADEMY, following the payment of a class or the payment of a class specified by the person offering a gift card which is destined for the recipient of the gift. This "in-store" credit can only be used for a class, a workshop, or a photo trip. If the gift card amount is less than the price of the class, workshop, or trip, the recipient of the gift card must pay the difference himself or herself. If the gift card amount is superior, then the difference can be reconverted into an "in-store" credit. Gift cards vouchers Collect Money can in no way be reimbursed, neither by the recipient nor the buyer. However, there is no expiration date for a gift card.

5 - Privacy Policy At THE PHOTO ACADEMY, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy. Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to [email protected] or by writing to THE PHOTO ACADEMY SA.

5.1 - How do we collect information from you? We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about products and services, or if you register to receive one of our weekly newsletters.

5.2 - What type of information is collected from you? The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you purchase a product from us, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions, as explained below.

5.3 - How is your information used? We may use your information to: process orders that you have submitted; to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us; seek your views or comments on the services we provide; notify you of changes to our services; send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you.
We are required under EU tax law to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 6 years after which time it will be destroyed. After you agree to it, we will hold your information for marketing purposes until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information. You can modify and access here the information we are holding about you.

5.4 - Who has access to your information? We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents subcontractors for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf. However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the THE PHOTO ACADEMY network for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime. Third Party Product Providers we work in association with: we work closely with various third party product providers to bring you a range of quality and reliable products and services designed to meet your needs. When you enquire about or purchase one or more of these products, the relevant third party product provider will use your details to provide you with information and carry out their obligations arising from any contracts you have entered into with them. In some cases, they will be acting as a data controller of your information and therefore we advise you to read their Privacy Policy. These third party product providers will share your information with us which we will use in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation, or if we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our supporters and customers. However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

5.5 - Your choices You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: [email protected].

5.6 - How you can access and update your information The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: [email protected]. You have the right to ask for a copy of the information THE PHOTO ACADEMY hold about you.
We have security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information. Non-sensitive personal information (your email address etc.) are transmitted with no encryption SSL over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password, which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

5.7 - Profiling We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.

5.8 - Use of 'cookies' Like many other websites, THE PHOTO ACADEMY website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service. It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

5.9 - Links to other websites Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website. In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

5.10 - 16 or Under We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

5.11 - Transferring your information outside of Europe As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the EU. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy. If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

5.12 - Review of this Policy We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in April 2020.

5.13 - What are your rights? If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you may request to see this information and even have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

6 - Modification of Conditions of Use THE PHOTO ACADEMY reserves the possibility to modify, at any moment and without warning, the present conditions of use in order to adapt them to the evolution of the site and it’s exploitation.

7 - For all questions relating to the General Conditions of Use of this website, you can write to us via our contact page.

8 - THE PHOTO ACADEMY property of THE PHOTO ACADEMY SA, Av Louise 231, 1050 Brussels

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