BSD Education Terms & Conditions

The following policies and terms show the commitment of you (the Client/parent/legal guardian) to the all courses organised and hosted by BSD Education. By confirming registration and settling full payments, you confirm that you have read and understood these terms and conditions, and accept the terms as detailed herein on behalf of the student named on the form.

This agreement is governed by Hong Kong law and any dispute will be dealt with under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts. No variation to these conditions is effective unless made in writing and signed by a Director of BSD Education (BSD).


REGULAR COURSES SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES

Parents can select different packages for children base on their availability. BSD offers a range of Subscription Packages for regular coding course – CODE CLUB, and creative robotic course – SATUR-DIY MAKERS CLUB:

CODE CLUB CODING CLASSES (Mon/Wed/Thu 4:30 – 6:30pm & Sat 2-4pm)

PER CLASS – Pay as you go, No Commitment
ONCE PER WEEK (MONTHLY) – Select a specific day of each week, pre-pay for the month*
WEEKDAYS UNLIMITED (MONTHLY) – Pre-pay for unlimited access to all weekday classes (Mon, Wed, Thu) for the month^

*Package prices remain the SAME no matter there are 4 or 5 weeks on the monthly calendar for the specific weekday selected

^ Package prices remain the SAME no matter there are 12-15 weekday classes on the calendar

SATUR-DIY MAKERS CLUB ROBOTICS CLASSES (Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm)

PACKAGE PER TERM (SATURDAYS ONLY) – Each term usually include 9-12 classes. Dates for current/upcoming terms can be found on bsd.education/makers-club.


STEAM CAMPS AND BESPOKE WORKSHOPS

BSD runs a wide range of STEAM Camps (9 – 15 hours; 3 – 5 Half-Days) during school holidays, also a selection of different one-off workshops over the year. To see our up-to-date activity offerings, please refer to bsd.education/bsd-for-parents-hk/.


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

BSD is CLOSED on all Hong Kong Public Holidays that are on WEEKDAYS. If the designated public holiday falls on a Saturday, classes will remain as usual.

All Monthly Subscription Packages remain the SAME PRICE, even if some specific month(s) may include public holidays that when BSD will be closed. Please be aware that Make-Up Classes in this case can be arranged but are subject to availability only. BSD will try our best to accommodate requests, yet kindly note that no compensation is guaranteed if the alternative dates offer by BSD failed to match student’s preferred schedule.

Make-Up Classes will be accommodated to students who are affected if BSD office is closed due to business decisions (e.g. The week of Christmas). BSD will ensure make these announcements in advance via email or phone calls to parents, providing enough lead time for further arrangements.

In the event of dispute, BSD holds the rights to the final decision.


MAKE-UP CLASSES & LEAVE REQUESTS

CODE CLUB CODING CLASSES

FREEZING SUBSCRIPTION (Only applicable for any Pre-paid 3-Month/6 Month Packages)

Freezing subscription is available for any students who have subscribed and pre-paid for 3-Month/ 6-Month Packages
Freezing subscription can only be on PER MONTH BASIS
All requests for freezing membership requires at least 7-day notice in advance to the start of the requested month
MAKE-UP CLASSES (Only applicable for Pre-paid ONCE PER WEEK (MONTHLY/3-Month/6-Month) Packages)

Maximum TWO Make-Up classes can be accommodate per student in each month
Students are allowed to make-up their missed class on any other WEEKDAY classes (Mon/Wed/Thu)
Make-up classes MUST be taken WITHIN TWO WEEKS BEFORE OR AFTER the date the student was absented, or planning to be absented
Make-up classes MUST be booked and confirmed with BSD staff

**Students subscribed to Weekday Unlimited Package are not entitled to any Make-Up Classes arrangement, however can require to freeze subscription if pre-paid for either 3-Month or 6-Month packages)

SATUR-DIY MAKERS CLUB ROBOTICS CLASSES

Since Robotics classes have a learning roadmap for each month, therefore unfortunately we will NOT be able to offer any Robotic make-up classes if students are absented. (Unless if any classes were cancelled due to severe weather/business decisions, BSD will arrange make-up classes for those situations and communicate with all enrolled students’ parents in advance.)

If students missed any Makers Club classes due to any other reason, regular Code Club coding classes on weekdays can be offered as make-up as an alternative, please confirm with BSD staff arrangement details.

STEAM CAMPS & OTHER WORKSHOPS

Since camps and workshops have a learning roadmap for each class, therefore unfortunately we will NOT be able to offer any Robotic make-up classes if students are absented. (Unless if any classes were cancelled due to severe weather/business decisions, BSD will arrange make-up classes for those situations and communicate with all enrolled students’ parents in advance.)

If students missed any class due to any other reason, regular Code Club coding classes on weekdays can be offered as make-up as an alternative, please confirm with BSD staff arrangement details.


SEVERE WEATHER PROCEDURES

TYPHOON

Classes will proceed as normal while T1 and T3 signals are in force.

Classes will be cancelled when T8 or above signals are expected to be in force, or remain in effect, within TWO hours prior to the start of classes. No make-up classes will be compensated under this circumstances.

Classes will resume if T8 or above signals are lowered or cancelled TWO hours before the scheduled start time of the class.

RAINSTORM

Classes will proceed as normal while AMBER and RED rainstorm warning signals are issued.
When RED rainstorm warning signal is issued, students will be asked to retain after class until it is safe to allow them to proceed home.

Classes will be cancelled when BLACK rainstorm warning signals are expected to be in force, or remain in effect, within TWO hours prior to the start of classes. No make-up classes will be compensated under this circumstances.

If BLACK rainstorm warning signals are raised when students have set off but before the commencement of classes, BSD will accept those students who arrive and retain them until it is safe to allow them to proceed home.

If BLACK rainstorm warning signals are raised when classes are in progress, classes will continue until the end of normal hours, and students are retain until it is safe to leave the establishment.

Classes will resume if BLACK rainstorm warning signals are lowered or cancelled TWO hours before the scheduled start time of the class.


RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY

On behalf of yourself, your child(ren) and your respective heirs, assigns, personal representatives, executors and administrators, you agree to waive, release, and forever discharge BSD and its respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, managers, members, affiliates and agents (the “Releasees”) from and against any and all liability resulting from loss or damage, and from and against any rights, claims or demands therefor,  which you, or they have or which may hereafter accrue to you or them arising directly or indirectly out of injury to your person or your property, or that of your child(ren) incurred in connection with your or their use of the property, facilities or services of BSD, whether such damages are caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise.


CODE OF CONDUCT

Good behaviour is expected throughout the classes. There is a clear structure, with stated rules and expectations for students with regard to discipline, tidiness, time keeping, attitudes towards each other. BSD staff ensure that all students will be treated with respect and in turn treat others with respect. Students will learn to listen to each other; respect each other’s opinions, philosophies and beliefs, and they will understand the need to apologise when necessary. All rules are there to be followed by all and everyone, students and staff alike.

Alcohol, tobacco and drugs are banned. All students undertake not to damage property or equipment. Any student who exhibits behaviour or language that is considered to be inappropriate will be sent home or excluded from activities during the classes at the discretion of BSD. Any costs arising from inappropriate conduct will be borne entirely by the person signing the application on behalf of the individual concerned.

Students are responsible for their own personal belongings at all times. It is advised that all items are namelabelled; personal items of value are brought to classes at the owner’s risk.


ASSUMPTION OF RISK

That you, your child(ren) and your respective heirs, assigns, personal representatives, executors and administrators bear the sole risk of injury resulting from your or their use of the property, facilities or services of BSD and hereby assume full responsibility for a risk of any bodily injury, death or property damage arising from such use, whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise.


INDEMNIFICATION

On behalf of yourself, your child(ren) and your respective heirs, assigns, personal representatives, executors and administrators, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Releasees and each of them from and against any loss, liability, damage or cost they or any of them may incur in connection with you or their use of the property, facilities and services of BSD, whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise.


MEDICAL

The Client hereby verifies that the student, to the best of your knowledge, is free from contagious disease, is fully immunized, and is able to participate in the activities of the classes. Therefore, you hereby confirm that the student: (i) has no psychiatric, medical, and/or physical condition or history which would prevent him/her/them from participating in the activities of the classes and/or endanger himself/herself/themselves or others at BSD; (ii) has not been instructed by any physician to refrain from participating in the activities at BSD; and (iii) is physically fit and able to participate in such activities.


MEDICAL TREATMENT

In connection with any injury the student may sustain, or illness or other medical conditions the student may experience during his/her/their participation in or attendance at the classes, the Client authorises any emergency first aid, medication, medical treatment, or surgery deemed necessary by the attending medical personnel if you are not able to act on the student’s behalf. In the event that the Client cannot be contacted in the event of an emergency, you further hereby grant BSD permission to take the participant to a hospital emergency room via ambulance/emergency vehicle. The Client further authorises the attending medical personnel to execute on the student’s behalf any permission forms, consents, or other appropriate documents relating to medical attention. The Client agrees to assume all liability for any expenses incurred in such an emergency (transportation, hospitalization, x-rays, etc.).


BSD POLICIES AND RULES

You understand and agree that your child(ren) must abide by BSD’s policies and rules and the instructions of the BSD organisers, employees, staff, counselors, and volunteers at all times, and that your child(ren)’s failure to do so will result in his/her/their immediate dismissal from BSD. Some of these policies, rules, and instructions are written and some are at the sole discretion of the BSD organisers, employees, staff, counselors, and volunteers; however, it is understood that all policies, rules, and instructions seek at all times to ensure the overall safety of BSD and each of its participants. Furthermore, should your child(ren) fail to behave in an appropriate manner, intentionally harm another participant, exhibit signs of illness, or violate any BSD policy or rule, you shall promptly retrieve your child(ren) when contacted by BSD to do so, or, if you am unable to do so, notify BSD of the person retrieving your child(ren) on your behalf. You acknowledge and agree that no part of the tuition paid will be refunded to you should your child(ren) be dismissed from BSD. You also understand and agree that no reduction or prorate in the tuition will be made for late arrivals, early departures, vacations, illness, or injury.


AUDIO-VISUAL WAIVER

You understand that your child(ren) may be photographed or videotaped during his/her participation in the activities of BSD, and consent to the reproduction of such photos or videos for advertising and publicity purposes unless otherwise requested.


DECLARATION

I HAVE READ THIS TERMS & CONDITIONS, AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF ITS TERMS. I ACCEPT IT VOLUNTARILY AND WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF ITS SIGNIFICANCE.

I represent that I am the parent, legal guardian or empowered representative of the minor child(ren) in the registration form with the authority to give this waiver and release, and I hereby agree that both my child(ren) and I shall be bound hereby.

Upon the moment when payments are settled and class registration has been confirmed, I agree that the foregoing terms and conditions are intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law, and any terms and conditions set forth herein found by a court to be void or unenforceable shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other terms and conditions.