Terms and Conditions

Foreword

These General Terms of Use and Conditions of Sale, hereinafter referred to as “Terms and Conditions”, are concluded between, on the one hand, the company World Harp Academy located in Hong Kong hereinafter referred to as “World Harp Academy” and its website www.worldharpacademy.org hereinafter referred to as “the Website” and, on the other hand, any individual or company benefiting from World Harp Academy services or buying a product on the World Harp Academy Website, hereinafter referred to as “the User”.

Object

These Terms and Conditions are intended to define the contractual relationship between World Harp Academy and the User and the conditions applicable to any purchase of products or services made through World Harp Academy’s commercial Website. The purchase of music lessons or educational material through the present website implies unreserved acceptance by the User of these Terms and Conditions.

These Terms and Conditions shall prevail over any other general or special terms not expressly approved by World Harp Academy. World Harp Academy reserves the right to modify its Terms and Conditions at any time. In this case, the terms that will apply will be the terms applicable on the date of the order placed by the User.

World Harp Academy products and services

World Harp Academy is a company that offers a specific method to learn online how to play the harp. To benefit from this service, the User has to take note of and adhere to the Terms and Conditions defined hereinafter. The term “Terms and Conditions” means all the stipulations set out herein. The User of the Website www.worldharpacademy.org acknowledges having the necessary skills and means to access and use this Website.

The products and services offered are those listed on the World Harp Academy Website under “VOD Courses”, “Online Courses” and “Shop”:

VOD Courses
World Harp Academy offers various Courses by videos. These videos are pre-recorded courses. To access the free VOD Courses offered by World Harp Academy, the User needs to create a free user account. To have access to all the VOD Courses, the User needs to subscribe. World Harp Academy offers several subscription packages (see “VOD Courses”). When the User subscribes to a package of a duration superior to 1 month, the User agrees to a commitment of the indicated duration.

Online Courses
World Harp Academy offers Courses by webcam: independent teachers who are partners of World Harp Academy and who adhere to World Harp Academy teaching method connect with individuals who want to learn how to play the harp or with companies which have an interest in this instrument.
The User can select the Teacher and the Course provided.
After confirmation of a course with multiple sessions, the User can also select the date and time of the session according to the teacher’s availability.

Digital products to download (under “Shop”)
World Harp Academy sales the following digital music products:
Sheet music, in PDF format.Music albums in MP3, FLAC, ALAC format.Various “goodies” type products (images, wallpapers, ringtones, etc.).The User can buy these products in various sections of World Harp Academy’s commercial Website.

Use of digital Sheet Music and associated rights By buying a Sheet Music on www.worldharpacademy.org, the User pays for the right to: download the Sheet Music for storage on the User’s computer or any other media that the User own, print the purchased Sheet Music only once. The User DOES NOT PAY FOR THE RIGHT TO: redistribute the Sheet Music, in any format, for commercial or any other purpose, change, edit, or modify the Sheet Music or print file.

Use of Audio or Video Downloads and associated rights The User may only use the Audio or Video Downloads of www.worldharpacademy.org for personal and non-commercial use.

By buying Audio or Video Downloads on www.worldharpacademy.org, the User pays for the right to:

view (or listen to) the downloaded file on the User device as many times as the User like,

burn Audio Downloads on a CD no more than two (2) times, and transfer Audio or Video Downloads to a portable player no more than two (2) times. In case a product from World Harp Academy Website is removed or modified, the User does not have the right to submit a complaint against World Harp Academy.

The User DOES NOT PAY FOR THE RIGHT TO:

redistribute downloaded products to third parties by any means.

rent, give or lend the downloaded products to third parties.

publicly perform, publicly display, advertise (by any means), or play the downloaded products in public,

use automated systems (except those that can be provided by World Harp Academy.com) to access or download Audio/Video tracks.

Prices

Prices are in the dollar (USD) all taxes included. The applicable prices are those appearing at the time of the purchase of the Product or the subscription of the Service and are valid for the duration of the Service.

World Harp Academy reserves the right to modify its prices at any time, but the price appearing on the “Pricing” or “Shop” sections on the day of the booking will be the one applicable to the User. The prices indicated include expenses related to order processing, course management, the Course itself and the provision of training resources on the User personal space without geographical area restrictions.

Subscriptions for VOD Courses and purchased Webcam Course Cards, may, under certain conditions, be exchanged in the form of coupons/gift cards. The Use may contact World Harp Academy for more information.

Gift cards and coupons (promotional codes) are neither exchangeable nor refundable and expire at a defined date.

Orders

Users wishing to purchase a Course must:

Fill out the online purchase order to indicate all the requested details;

Accept these Terms and Conditions and confirm the order after having verified it;

Fill out the identification form to indicate all the requested details;

Make the payment under the conditions laid down in these Terms and Conditions.

Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions means that the User acknowledges having read these Terms and Conditions and that the User waives any other Conditions of Sale. All details indicated by the User and the saved confirmation will be proof of the transaction. The confirmation shall be equivalent to signing and accepting the transaction. World Harp Academy will send the order confirmation by e-mail.

Payment

General
Payment will be made by credit card or via Paypal through the secure system Stripe or Paypal, which uses the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) so that the information transmitted is encrypted by software and no third party can read it during transport on the network.

At the User request, World Harp Academy will send the associated invoice to the User.

Creating a User Account

To create a World Harp Academy account, the User must be an adult or duly authorized to do so. Parents or holders of parental authority are encouraged to monitor their children’s use of World Harp Academy services. They should know that World Harp Academy services are likely to be of interest to the general public, particularly children, and it is up to them to restrict their children’s access to some of World Harp Academy services and to monitor more generally their use of World Harp Academy services. If the User is under the age of eighteen, the User declares and acknowledges that the User has obtained permission from his/her parents or an authority, to use World Harp Academy services on the World Harp Academy Website and to subscribe. The User’s parents are responsible for compliance with all the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

Creating a user account on World Harp Academy Website is free. The User chooses an ID and password (subject to availability). The User must retain this information because it alone can allow World Harp Academy to retrieve the User’s password in case of forgetfulness. This World Harp Academy account is strictly personal and the User may not share it or transfer it to anyone. This is an essential obligation of this contract. The User must not use a pseudonym, login or e-mail address that could infringe the rights of third parties in any capacity whatsoever. The User must not use patronymic names, pseudonyms, signs belonging to others, or works protected by the intellectual property code. World Harp Academy reserves the right to refuse the registration and/or to require the User to change his/her username and/or e-mail address and/or login information at any time, especially before the final registration and thus before the actual opening of the User’s account.

If the deactivation of the User account is due to a breach by the User of these Terms and Conditions, the User also loses the benefit of his/her subscriptions to World Harp Academy under the conditions described below, and the User’s username may be chosen by another user.

The User is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her password, and for actions that are performed under his/her username and/or password: If the User logs on to a public computer, the User must make sure to log off when the User quits the computer. The User must not give his/her password to anyone. The User is solely responsible for the use of his/her account: any connection or transmission of data made using World Harp Academy services via the User’s account will be deemed to have been performed by the User and under the sole responsibility of the User. It is also specified that the User is entirely and exclusively responsible for his/her use of World Harp Academy services and any third party whatsoever. In case of fraudulent use of the User’s account and/or password, the User agrees to immediately inform World Harp Academy.

Forum – User Conduct

In order to allow the User to share his/her musical experiences on the Internet, World Harp Academy provides on its Website a Forum for its users, based on friendliness. Without limiting the foregoing, the User is not allowed to:

display, distribute or otherwise use any content (excluding content provided entirely by the User), except as reasonably required for the intended purposes of the service and Website related communications.

use the Website, the Service or any of its content (including without limitation any programming, images, photographs, graphics), to promote, conduct, or contribute to fraudulent, obscene, pornographic, inappropriate or illegal activities, including without limitation deceptive impersonation, in connection with contests, pyramid schemes, surveys, chain letters, junk e-mail, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).

Interfere with the access, use or enjoyment of this Site or the service by others (including without limitation causing greater demand on the service than is deemed reasonable by World Harp Academy); harass or defame others; or promote hatred towards any group of people.

alter, modify, delete, forge, frame, copy, publicly display, publicly perform, rent, sell, hyperlink, create derivative works or otherwise interfere with or in any manner disrupt, circumvent, or compromise, any part of the Website, the service, any content (including without limitation trademarks, service marks and logos contained in the Website but excluding content provided entirely by the User). However, the User may copy content that is reasonably required for the intended purposes of the Website and the service.

access or attempt to access any of World Harp Academy systems, programs or data that are not made available for public use, or attempt to bypass any registration processes on the Website or any of the Website’s security and traffic management devices, software or routines.

decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of the Website or the service except if and to the extent permitted by applicable law.

use any robot, spider, other automated devices or any tool-bar, web-bar, other web-client, devices, software, routine or manual process, to access the Website, make Submissions, monitor or scrap information from this Website or the service, or bypass any of World Harp Academy robot exclusion request (either on headers or anywhere else on the Website), if any.

use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing any trademarks or intellectual property owned or licensed by us.

create or provide any other means through which the Website may be accessed, for example, through server emulators, whether for profit or not.

Use of Data

In accordance with existing regulations, the data collected from the User at the time of registration is kept by World Harp Academy as proof of the contract, as well as proof of communications and data exchanges. The archiving of this data by World Harp Academy is carried out on a reliable and durable support so as to constitute a faithful and lasting copy, in accordance with the Civil Code. In the case of a legal conflict between the data thus retained by World Harp Academy and any document provided by the User, it is expressly agreed under the convention of proof that the information and data retained by World Harp Academy will prevail and will alone be admitted as proof.

Use of Cookies

The User’s personal information may be combined with information from other World Harp Academy services or third parties, in order to improve the User’s experience and, if necessary, to offer personalized Files and / or services. World Harp Academy uses cookies and other technologies to facilitate the use of World Harp Academy services by the User and to study how the User interacts with World Harp Academy website, the goal being to improve the services World Harp Academy provides. When using the services, World Harp Academy servers automatically record information such as URL, IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of each connection.

By default, World Harp Academy implements one or more “cookies on the User’s computer or the User’s receiving terminal to facilitate navigation, optimize advertising space, and/or memorize the User’s login and/or password, so that the User does not need to re-enter this data at each connection. The duration of this information on the User’s computer is expressly limited to the duration of each of the User’s login sessions. The retention period for this information is permanent as long as the “remember me” box is checked. The User can object to the use of cookies by configuring his/her browser in the “Tools” or “Preferences” menu, depending on the browser.

Personal Data

In compliance with the provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance of Hong Kong (Cap.486), the automated processing of personal data carried out on World Harp Academy Website has been the subject of Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance of Hong Kong. In accordance with the provisions of DPP6 of the aforementioned law, the User has a right of access, rectification and deletion of his/her information. If the User wishes to exercise this right or if the User does not wish World Harp Academy to communicate his/her information to World Harp Academy partners, the User is invited to contact World Harp Academy at contact@worldharpacademy.org

World Harp Academy may use the User’s personal information submitted for registration to optimize the User’s access to all the services. In addition, to notify the User of promotional offers, World Harp Academy may transmit the User’s data to business partners only if the User has accepted it at the time of registration or at a later date. As a result of the User’s registration, the User agrees to receive World Harp Academy newsletters and to receive prospecting messages containing similar or future products or services. You may object to receiving these messages at any time either by writing to World Harp Academy at the address mentioned above or by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the messages the User may receive.

If, despite the User’s opposition, the User continues to receive promotional offers, or if the User wishes to delete his/her details, the User is invited to contact World Harp Academy at the following e-mail address: contact@worldharpacademy.org

Intellectual Property

Any total or partial representation of the contents of this Website by any process whatsoever, without World Harp Academy expresses authorization, is prohibited. The content of the Website includes: its general structure, its graphic interface, the texts, the animated or non-animated images, fixed or sequential, and the sounds contained in the Website. Any total or partial reproduction of the images or logos, made from the elements of this Website without express authorization from World Harp Academy is strictly prohibited.

The same applies to the databases on the website which are protected by the French Intellectual Property Code. In addition, as a database producer, World Harp Academy prohibits any third party from extracting the entirety or a qualitatively or quantitatively substantial part of the content of its database, by permanent or temporary transfer to on another media, by any means and in any form whatsoever. It is also strictly prohibited to reuse said content, by making the entirety or a qualitatively or quantitatively substantial part of the content of the database available to the public in any shape or form.

Any use of World Harp Academy Website, other than what is allowed within the limits of the terms detailed in this document, and any commercial use or rebroadcast to an external public, is forbidden without express and prior agreement from World Harp Academy. The photographs, video and other illustrations available on the Website are not royalty-free and can only be used with the consent of the Right Holder. Any public or private website is authorized to establish a hypertext link to World Harp Academy Website. However, it is necessary to obtain prior written permission from World Harp Academy, specifying the context of the publication of this link.

Responsibility

www.worldharpacademy.org is a website intended for individuals and does not make any commitment regarding the performance and the modifications of its services, which can occur due in particular to the quality of the Internet network and / or technical configurations. To the maximum extent permitted by existing regulations, World Harp Academy and World Harp Academy Partners decline all warranties, expressed or implied, in particular regarding the quality and compatibility of World Harp Academy services with the specific uses that the User makes of them. World Harp Academy will nevertheless use its best efforts to maintain World Harp Academy services in an operational state.

The use of World Harp Academy services implies the User has an Internet connection and the appropriate computer equipment whose costs, fees, subscriptions and taxes are independent from the services offered by World Harp Academy and are at the User’s exclusive charge. World Harp Academy cannot be held responsible if the User did not receive data relating to the User’s account for some reason beyond its control (for example, Internet connection problems on the User’s terminal, such as temporary server failure, etc.), or if the data received from the User is illegible or impossible to process.

World Harp Academy or its partners are not liable for any damage whatsoever, whether direct or indirect, including, but not limited to: data loss, loss of profits, loss of customers, loss of intangible property, loss of profit or damage of images that may occur following the use or the impossibility of using all or part of the services, even if World Harp Academy has been advised of such damages.

In the event that the liability of World Harp Academy is incurred, compensation will apply only to direct, personal and evident damages, excluding and not limited to any indirect and/or intangible damages such as: financial, business, operating and turnover losses, loss of data, etc.

World Harp Academy cannot be held responsible for any default or delay in fulfilling its obligations caused by third parties involved in the providing World Harp Academy services. Moreover, these third parties and World Harp Academy cannot be held responsible for any event beyond their control or events of force majeure, including but not limited to: acts of civil or military authorities, fires, floods, attacks, earthquakes, rioting, sabotage, network failure.

Terms and Conditions changes and updates

World Harp Academy reserves the right to modify at any time, without any prior notice, all or part of these Terms and Conditions. The World Harp Academy Terms and Conditions will be regularly adapted to meet legal and regulatory requirements. The modifications made by World Harp Academy to the Terms and Conditions will come into effect once they are published on the Website. Therefore, the User is invited to consult regularly World Harp Academy Terms and Conditions, which are permanently available on the Website. In all cases, the User is deemed to have accepted the latest version of the Terms and Conditions upon each new connection to the Website.

Applicable law – Assignment of jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions are subject to Hong Kong SAR law. Any disagreement or dispute which is not resolved by mutual agreement falls within the exclusive competence of the Courts of Hong Kong, even in case of multiple defendants or introduction of third parties. Given the international dimension of the Internet, World Harp Academy reminds the User that the User must comply with all the mandatory rules and public policy applicable in the country where the User resides.