Terms and Conditions of studio2stage

1. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

These terms & conditions apply from when we accept your request for service. Please read the terms carefully before activating service with us. By activating service with us and using the login and registration pages, you agree to be bound by these terms & conditions. If you do not agree to the terms of the agreement, please do not use the service. Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of this agreement, studio2stage will provide the services to you after you have successfully provided registration and login to the website, subsequent services may be provided according to the company schedule and once you have confirmed your acceptance of the position on a course programme offered by studio2stage. The services are made available to you through the site. Once you have registered and validated your status as an authorized member of the services, which includes indicating your acceptance of both this agreement and our privacy policy, you will be able to browse content, upload content, and/or otherwise interact with the site in accordance with the features available to your membership, and as updated by studio2stage from time to time. Certain services, such as those available to users of the site, are available without registration. Any use of any studio2stage services indicates acceptance of the terms of this agreement, whether or not such acceptance has been explicitly indicated.

2. AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES

By accepting the terms of this agreement you certify that you are at least 18 years of age if you wish to register, or that you are at least 11 years of age and that you are using this site under the guidance and permission of a parent or guardian. studio2stage clients must be 11 years old or above by July in the year of the production. If you are selected to be a client and it is subsequently discovered that you have misled the company regarding your age, your studio2stage website account will be frozen and if applicable, your booking deposit will not be refunded.

3. MODIFICATION OF SERVICES

These Terms & Conditions may be subject to change by the company at any time. studio2stage reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify the services from time to time and without notice. Where possible, changes will be published on the company website. studio2stage shall have no liability to you for any modification or discontinuation of the services. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease using the services. Continued use of the services following any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgment of such changes and satisfaction with the services as so modified. Modification or discontinuation of services may include, altering advertised itinerary, times, schedules, locations, choreographers, musical director, guests, accommodation. studio2stage will not be held responsible for delayed or cancelled flights, or other means of transportation to and from the venue. All travel to the venue is the sole responsibility of the client. studio2stage will offer pick-up or drop-off to selected airports only for an additional fee. Pick-up / Drop-off must be pre-ordered by the client in advance of travel date. All clients are strongly advised to purchase full travel, health and baggage insurance in advance of travel date. studio2stage will not be liable for any accident, damage, delay, loss, injury or irregularity which may result either by reason of any fault in any means of transport or through the acts of default of any company or persons engaged in conveying the passenger, and that no responsibility is accepted for losses or additional expenses due to delays or changes in any air, bus rail or sea transport, or any other disruptions due to any civil protests, industrial action, quarantine, weather or war. studio2stage reserves the right to decline continued participation for a client and to dismiss and order home a client at any time without liability if that client engages in unlawful, hostile or any behaviour which is deemed to be inappropriate by the company management towards any member of the studio2stage management team, any other client of studio2stage or any agent of the company. studio2stage will follow a three strike rule when dealing with disciplinary issues. studio2stage are not obliged to offer a refund should a client cease to complete the event due to illness, family emergency or should the client be suspended from the event for misconduct, behavioural or disciplinary issues.

4. ACCOUNT PAYMENT AND BILLING

studio2stage is the registered trading name of STUDIO2STAGE PRODUCTIONS LTD (Reg No. 550681) Registered Address: Hermitage Park, Lucan, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland. You acknowledge and agree that if you confirm your acceptance of the studio2stage offer, all applicable payments will be managed through secure online transactions. You agree that you will assume all liability for and shall promptly pay any and all invoices to which you agreed when confirming your acceptance of the offer. studio2stage will provide you with reasonable notice of any modification in fees charged. The fee for participation is advertised on the company website and is subject to review by the company at regular intervals. Should a review indicate that changes in the fee structure are necessary, this will be advertised on the company website. If you have any questions about fees or other issues, please email the studio2stage office using the contact form. We use SagePay to process online transactions. Please view security policy here. All offline or cheque payments should be made payable to STUDIO2STAGE PRODUCTIONS LTD. Please note studio2stage do not charge additional fees to payments received by electronic transfers, however, it is possible that your bank, or any intermediate bank, will add fees to the transaction. You as the client are responsible for any additional bank fees or charges incurred in processing your transactions. A non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit is required to secure your booking upon your offer of a place at studio2stage. If your deposit is not received within 14 days from the date of your offer, your place in studio2stage cannot be guaranteed and will be offered to the next available applicant. The balance of the participation fee will be due 60 days prior to the start date of the studio2stage event. Full payment of your fee in advance is the terms of the agreement you undertake when you accept the offer of a place at studio2stage. Late payment or failure to make payments by the specified dates will jeopardize your attendance at studio2stage and your place will be offered to the next available applicant. The total amount billed on your invoice must be the amount received. A cancellation must be made in writing to the studio2stage office 60 days before the start date of the event. Cancellations received 60 days before event start date are entitled to a refund minus the non-refundable deposit. The contract termination date will be the date on which the studio2stage office receives your notice of cancellation. Refunds will not be issued for non-medical cancellations within the 60 day period.

5. LIMITATIONS ON YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES

As a condition of use, you undertake and agree not to use the services for any purpose that is unlawful, immoral or improper or prohibited by this agreement, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by studio2stage. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree NOT to use the services: (a) to abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate, or intimidate other studio2stage users/members (b) to contribute any content that is infringing, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party (c) to use the service to harm or attempt to harm minors in any way (d) for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. If you are an international user/member, you agree to comply with all local laws in your use of the service (a) to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain account or private information from any studio2stage user/member (b) to create or submit unwanted email ("spam") to any other studio2stage user/member or any external URL (c) to violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws) (d) to submit content linking to multi-level marketing schemes (e) to attempt to gain access to another user/member account (f) you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site or any activities conducted on the site; bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the site; with the intention of artificially inflating or altering ratings, or participating in any other organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of studio2stage’s services; to post any advertising without the express permission of studio2stage, other than the advertising specifically and clearly encouraged by studio2stage such as posting information regarding promoting studio2stage; to mis-use profile field entries, by inserting URLs or any active code therein; to create more than one user/member account for the same person, group or business; to in any way to violate the “letter” or “spirit” of the studio2stage services; studio2stage may remove any content or deactivate or block any studio2stage user account at any time for any reason (including, but not limited to, receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such content), or for no reason at all. To report any agreement abuse or manipulation, please email the studio2stage office.

6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

studio2stage own all rights, title and interest in and to the services and the site. All such material is protected by relevant intellectual property laws, including copyright, trademark and/or trade secret laws. Without limiting anything herein, the services and other material from the site may not be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, sold, offered for sale, publicly performed, publicly displayed, or redistributed in any way without our prior written permission and the prior written permission of any applicable third-party entity. You must abide by all copyright notices, information or restrictions contained in or attached to any communication between you and studio2stage. In addition and without limiting the foregoing, all trademarks, services marks, trade names, domain names, slogans, logos, and other indicia of origin (“Marks”) that appear on or in connection with the site and the services are the property of studio2stage and/or its affiliates, partners, licensors and/or licensees. You are not authorized to use any such trademarks. Ownership of all such marks and the goodwill associated therein remains with the company or those other entities mentioned above.

7. MEMBER/USER CONTRIBUTIONS

You warrant to studio2stage that (i) you own all rights in and to any content you upload or any contribution you make, (ii) any content you upload or any contribution you make does not violate any third party’s intellectual property rights, and (iii) any such content or contribution is neither defamatory nor violates any applicable laws. studio2stage reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject any User/Member contributions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE FOREGOING GRANT OF LICENSE RIGHTS AND WARRANTIES, YOU SHOULD REFRAIN FROM UPLOADING ANY CONTENT OR MAKING ANY CONTRIBUTION. All video footage and photographic images of studio2stage clients engaging in performance, marketing, advertising or promotional activities related to studio2stage is the property of studio2stage. Use of video or photographic media requires the consent of the company and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. All rights are reserved.

8. MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT

studio2stage may amend, supplement, or modify this agreement from time to time by posting the amended agreement on the site, and you agree to be bound by any such amendment or modification. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease using the services. Continued use of the services following posting of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgment of such changes and agreement to be bound by the revised agreement, inclusive of such changes.

9. PRIVACY

As part of the registration process, you will be asked to provide certain personal information to us, such as your name and contact information. Further to this, you will be required to provide private medical information including your health history, immunization records, current health status, medication and prescription drug information, current fitness level, active allergy information, special dietary requirements, waiver for medical treatment and a valid completed medical doctors examination. You agree that any such information that you provide is true, accurate and complete. studio2stage has an unrestricted right to collect and use any personal information you provide in connection with the services, provided that any such use shall be in accordance with our privacy policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference. If you use the site and/or the services, you are accepting the terms and conditions of our privacy policy. If you do not agree to have your information used in any of the ways described in the privacy policy, you must discontinue use of the site and/or the services. The information provided to the company is treated in the strictest confidence. No information about any client, group leader or choreographer will be made available to a third party, unless by order of a judge. Failure to submit required information on the specified date will jeopardize your attendance at studio2stage. We use SSL technology for all server client data transfers when members are logged in to the website..

10. TERMINATION

studio2stage may terminate or suspend the services in whole or in part and/or your studio2stage account immediately, without prior notice or liability, if you breach any of the terms or conditions of this agreement. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your studio2stage account, you may discontinue using the services by sending an email message to us with your request. All provisions of this agreement, which by their nature should survive termination, shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.

11. SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES

studio2stage undertakes to protect children ensuring they are safe, physically, emotionally and socially protected while participating at studio2stage. studio2stage promote a very robust child safety policy and any breach of this policy will be given serious attention by studio2stage management. studio2stage clients are strictly forbidden from making negative or derogatory comments about their fellow clients on any social networking sites, via txt messaging, any messaging apps or via any online media outlet. studio2stage clients are strictly forbidden from making public any negative or derogatory comments about the company, the company management, the company staff or agents or from engaging in any public activity which is of a derogatory or defamatory nature or which brings the company's name into disrepute. In the event that these rules are not observed, clients will face action for misconduct and possible instant dismissal from the production.

12. ALCOHOL AND DRUG POLICY

Alcohol and illicit drug use are strictly forbidden at studio2stage.

13. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

You expressly agree that use of the services is at your own risk. The services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, studio2stage expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use or purpose, and non-infringement. studio2stage makes no warranty that the services will meet your requirements, or that the services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free. studio2stage does not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the services with respect to performance, accuracy, reliability, security capability, currentness or otherwise. You understand and agree that any services you obtain through use of the site is at your own discretion and risk, and studio2stage makes no warranty regarding any dealings with or transactions entered into with any other parties through the services. The entire risk as to satisfactory quality, performance, accuracy, efforts and results to be obtained through the use of the site or the services is with you. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from studio2stage or through the services shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.

14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

You understand that to the extent permitted under applicable law, in no event will studio2stage or its members, officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, insurers, or licensors be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for personal injury, emotional distress, or loss of: revenues, profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if such parties were advised of the possibility of such damages), arising out of or related to your use of the site or the services, regardless of whether such damages are based on contract, tort (including negligence and strict liability), warranty, statute or otherwise. The parties acknowledge that the terms of this section reflect the allocation of risk set forth in this agreement and that the parties would not enter into this agreement without these limitations of liability. The aggregate liability of studio2stage to you for all claims arising from or related to the site or the services is limited to one hundred dollars ($100). Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you. To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability shall be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.

15. GOVERNING LAW/LIMITATIONS ON ACTIONS/NO AGENCY RELATIONSHIP/MISCELLANEOUS

(a) Governing Law

This agreement and the relationship between you and studio2stage shall be governed by the courts and laws of the Republic of Ireland, without giving effect to any choice of laws or principles that would require the application of the laws of a different country or state. Any legal action, suit, or proceeding arising out of or relating to this agreement, or your use of the services, must be instituted exclusively in the courts located in the Republic of Ireland and in no other jurisdiction. You further consent to personal jurisdiction and venue in, and agree to services of process issued or authorized by, any such court.

(b) Condition Precedent to Suit

The Parties hereby agree that no suit arising from the use of the site (except for cross claims filed in suits originated by third parties) may be maintained until the parties have first submitted the dispute to non-binding mediation. All such mediations shall be commenced within sixty (60) days of a party’s written notice to the other demanding such mediation. All such mediations shall be conducted at a site which is located in the city of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. The choice of mediator shall be by mutual consent with each party bearing fifty percent of the costs therefore and its, his, or her own legal, travel and ancillary costs. The failure of a party to cooperate with, or otherwise deal with, a party in good faith in connection with this provision shall be grounds for whatever remedies are available to the non-breaching party, including the commencement of suit upon written notice to the other party detailing the breaching party’s non-compliance with this provision, which notice shall be admissible in any proceeding.

(c) Mutually Agreed Limitation On Claims And Actions

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary (including limitations on actions arising under contract), any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the services or this agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

(d) Entire agreement

The agreement constitutes the entire, exclusive and final statement of the agreement between you and studio2stage with respect to the subject matter herein, superseding any prior agreements or negotiations between you and studio2stage with respect to the services.

(e) Notices

studio2stage may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to this agreement, by email or by posting changes on the site. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

Dance service providers and dance product vendors are solely responsible for the accuracy of information posted on the studio2stage web site. Always contact these professionals and businesses directly to verify important information related to their products or services.

(f) Validity of Independent Clauses

If any provision of this agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of this agreement remain in full force and effect.

(g) No Agency

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this agreement and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind studio2stage in any respect whatsoever. Participation in studio2stage does not guarantee you a place in a touring production. All performers will be paid a flat fee for the studio2stage performance in line with current performance rates.

(h) Limitations on Assignability

The agreement is not assignable, transferable or sub licensable by you except with studio2stage’s prior written consent. studio2stage may transfer, assign or delegate the agreement and its rights and obligations without consent. The decision of the company is final on all matters not covered in these terms and conditions.