CÓRus Singing Classes & Training Ltd
Terms & Conditions
All class materials, concepts, harmonies & techniques used in CÓRus are considered our intellectual property and, as such, are owned by CÓRus. In participating in any of our classes, workshops, performances or other events attended by CÓRus it is agreed that the materials, concepts, harmonies & techniques will not be used, amended, copied or passed on to any other person or group. Legal action may be taken if this agreement is found to have been breached.
Whilst CÓRus operates an inclusive policy, we reserve the right of admission in situations where we feel the protection of CÓRus, it’s intellectual property or its staff may be threatened or challenged or where the product is not being used in the manner for which it is intended.
CÓRus operates as a business running night classes in group singing. Tuition fees are fixed and must be paid on signing up for classes. No materials will be provided until class fees have been paid in full. Members not attending classes for a number of weeks in succession may be denied access to the Members Only section of the website.
Materials/information/notifications will be made available via our website – whilst CÓRus will endeavour to keep everyone informed at class – not having internet access will mean you miss out on some of these resources which are provided at the discretion of CÓRus.
Refunds Policy/ Deferral Policy
Please note that once a new or returning class member has paid their fees and ticked the T&C’s box on payment, full or partial refunds (or deferrals) WILL NOT BE ISSUED in any event i.e. missed classes, holidays, change of mind, illness etc.
Very occasionally a class or classes may not be able to go ahead due to situations outside of our control – i.e. unexpected absence of a teacher, adverse weather conditions, closure of venue or other event deemed an ‘Act of God’ . In this instance class members will be notified of the closure via a class WhatsApp message group. CÓRus will then endeavour to arrange a pay-back class for the missed class/es, however, it is not always possible to find a suitable time or venue for a make-up class/es and in this event No refunds (or deferrals) will be given.
Classes are subject to minimum numbers and in the case that a class fails to reach or sustain these numbers, CÓRus may have to shut down that class after a period of weeks. Class members will be offered a one-off reduction in the following (or next) terms’ fees to move their membership to an alternative class. However if an alternative class is not suitable refunds may be given in this situation.
If a leader/teacher leaves CÓRus or is ill for a period of time, a replacement teacher will be sourced to take over that class and refunds will not be given in this circumstance. If no replacement teacher can be found for the class long term, the class may have to be closed and an offer to transfer to another class or a refund of monies owed for any cancelled classes will be made.
Covid 19 Virtual Voucher
Class members who were paid up members during term 3 March 2020 can avail of a class voucher issued for missed classes due to the Government shut down. This class voucher can only be used as part payment for CÓRus classes and cannot be requested as a cash refund.
Any class voucher remaining unused five years from March 2020 or in the event that CÓRus Singing Classes and Training Ltd ceasing trading will be null and void.
Occasionally CÓRus runs social events where a fee is paid to attend. In the case of such an event being cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control CÓRus will endeavour to pay full or partial refunds. However, class members should be aware at point of purchase this may be outside of our control and not always be possible.
The undertaking of concerts and performances is at the discretion of the CÓRus directors. Members wishing to take part in a concert will be required to sign up to take part and commit to additional rehearsals in the run up to the event. A commitment fee is required to take part in the concert.
By joining, it is agreed that photographs and film footage may be taken at classes or performances and used for advertising and marketing purposes in relation to CÓRus.
Health & Safety
CÓRus cannot be held responsible for damage to persons or personal belongings before, during or after classes or performances.
CÓRus classes are a fun but mentally challenging class based activity and our rehearsals and performances do involve music, movement and can involve long periods of standing. In making an application to join a CÓRus class, individuals declare themselves to be physically and mentally fit to attend classes but are advised to work to their own abilities during classes, rehearsals and performances. (By arrangement with the individual, CÓRus will endeavour to make suitable arrangements for those with limited mobility on an individual case by case basis if possible). Anyone with concerns should contact the CÓRus head office directly.
CÓRus has followed closely all Government guidelines and best practice in running our classes during the pandemic and has put the health and safety of our team and class members at the core of everything we do. On return to live singing classes there may be a requirement to reinstate some or all of the following measures at various stages: the wearing of face masks (currently discretionary in our classes Sept. 2022), social distancing, hand sanitisation and proof of Covid 19 immunity (recovered or vaccinated) (not currently required Sept. 2022).
Class members are required to confirm at the point of payment that they will not attend class should they be experiencing any known Covid 19 symptoms or be a known close contact of someone experiencing Covid 19 symptoms (Sept. 2022)
Code of Conduct
CÓRus endeavours to create a harmonious environment both musically and atmospherically. In this respect there are certain acceptable standards of behaviour that are expected from our class members and CÓRus staff. Negative or disruptive behaviour will not be condoned.
In signing up for a class individuals agree to behave in a correct and co-operative manner towards fellow class members, teachers, administration or third parties involved in any CÓRus activity. A breach of this code of conduct whether verbal or written will result in cancellation of registration without refund.
By signing up for our CÓRus classes and becoming a CÓRus class member, you have given us permission to email, WhatsApp or text you with information and updates on our classes, events, rehearsals etc. You have also given us permission to store your details on our payment system – name, email address and telephone number. Your credit card details are encrypted at source and NOT stored in our system.
If you have not been a member of CÓRus for over one year then your details will be removed from our system. If for any reason you wish to be removed any earlier from our system, then please contact the office and we can do so immediately.
CÓRus does not pass on class members details to any third parties without prior permission.
CÓRus retains the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time without notice.