Terms & Conditions
- All class materials, concepts, harmonies & techniques used in CÓRus are considered our intellectual property and, as such, are owned by CÓRus. In attending any of our classes, workshops, performances or other event 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 breeched.
- 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 it’s 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.
- Additional materials/information/notifications will be made available via our website – whilst CÓRus will endeavour to keep everyone informed at class – not having internet access may mean you miss out on some of these additional resources which are provided over and above the class materials at the discretion of CÓRus.
Refunds and Class Closure
- Very occasionally a class may need to be cancelled due to situations outside of our control – i.e. illness, unexpected absence of a teacher, adverse weather conditions, venue issues etc. In these circumstances CÓRus will: a) endeavour to provide a substitute teacher, b) arrange a pay-back class. However, it is not always possible to find a replacement teacher at short notice or find a suitable time or venue for a make-up class and in this instance the class will be cancelled and class members notified via text and email message and CÓRus will advise/remind class members that as a unique aspect of their CÓRus class membership they are free to attend an additional class during any given week/term (subject to venue numbers) and as such can ‘make-up’ the missed class at their own convenience. No refunds will be given in these circumstances.
- 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, 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, the class will be closed. If the closure happens during a ten week term a full refund of monies owed for any cancelled classes will be made. If the closure happens at the end of a term or year, no refunds will be issued. If a member has joined and paid for a full year and their class is closed due to the lack of a replacement teacher and they are unable to attend an alternative class, a full refund of monies owed for outstanding classes will be issued.
- Please note that refunds or partial refunds will not be issued in the event of ‘change of mind’, missed classes, holidays or any other non-medical emergency. Partial or whole refunds may be considered on a case by case basis and at the discretion of the CÓRus directors, if a class member encounters a personal medical issue. CÓRus offers everyone an opportunity to ‘try out’ a free class before joining and class members have the option of attending any of our class each week which means if they have to miss their base class they can attend another to make up missed classes.
- 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 not always be possible.
- Members wishing to take part in our annual end of year concert will be required to sign up to take part and commit to additional rehearsals in the run up to the concert. A commitment fee is required to take part in the end of year 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 can not 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.
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.