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.
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.
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.
Please note that since September 2020, once a new or returning class members has attended, paid their fees and ticked the T&C’s box on registration, full or partial refunds 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 an email or text message. 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 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. Refunds for cancelled classes will 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, 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 & Refund Policy
Class members who were paid up members during term 3 March 2020 can avail of a virtual voucher issued for missed classes due to the Government shut down. The voucher can only be used as part payment for Córus classes and cannot then be requested as a cash refund once it has been activated.
Any virtual 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, rehearsals and performances may involve music, movement and long periods of standing. In making an application to join a CÓRus class, individuals are assumed to be medically fit to attend and 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 basis). Anyone with concerns should contact the CÓRus head office directly.
Córus will follow closely all Government, NPHET and industry guidelines and best practice in running our classes during the pandemic and put the health and safety of our team and class members at the core of everything we do. On return to live singing opportunities (outdoor or indoor) there will be a requirement for some or all of the following: the wearing of face masks, social distancing, hand sanitisation and proof of Covid 19 immunity (recovered or vaccinated). 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.
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 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.