Terms and conditions 2014



1. Opposability


The provisions of our terms and conditions are an integral part of our products and of any sales agreement involving EMFLI products or services. The client is considered to be aware of and to have accepted all the clauses and to have renounced their own purchasing conditions, unless there is an express stipulation to the contrary with the written agreement of both parties.


2. Offer


All our offers of products and services are applicable for a period of 1 year. The prices indicated are valid from 01/01/2014 for all training taken after this date regardless of when the course was booked.


3. Prices


The prices stated in our brochures and other literatures are valid for a period of 1 calendar year. French VAT regulations in force on the date of registration shall apply.


We reserve the right to modify the present prices, as well as our terms and conditions, at any time of the year, without notification. Only the prices and terms and conditions indicated on the website at the time of registration will apply.


4. Payment


Our invoices are payable from the 7th working day after their receipt by the client. In the event of registration less than 30 days before a course begins, the registration fees (corresponding to the total amount of all the services ordered) are payable immediately and the client will be asked for proof of payment. A photocopy of a bank transfer document or of a cheque does not constitute proof of payment.


The amounts due are to be credited to the account of ELAN CREATEUR / EMERAUDE FRENCH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE, either by bank transfer or by cheque (bank charges associated with the order to pay in the case of international transfers are the responsibility of the client).


Any dispute with regard to an invoice must reach us by registered letter within 15 days of the invoice date.


5. Registration Conditions


a. EMFLI courses


Registration for an EMFLI course only becomes definitive once EMFLI has received the fully completed and signed registration form or a quote signed for agreement sent by post, fax or e-mail, and the payment of a deposit equal to 30% of the total invoice amount. The balance of the invoice will be payable at the latest 30 days before the course start date.


Acceptance of the registration will be confirmed in writing, accompanied by a precise description of the service or product that has been ordered, together with a confirmation of our terms and conditions and an invoice.


We reserve the right to cancel any course bookings for which payment has not been made and proof of payment has not been sent within reasonable delay.


b. Hotel services and miscellaneous supplements


Expenses relating to accommodation provided by third parties and included on EMFLI residential immersion courses cover only bed and breakfast or vacation rental for the duration of agreed dates of the course and only for the person(s) registered.


Any other service or supplement must be paid in full by the client before departure.


c. Leisure activities and optional services


Any leisure activities and optional services booked by EMFLI for the client and provided by third parties are to be paid in full by the client.


6. Cooling-off period – Cancellation clause


The client has the right to waive the order for services without penalty and without having to provide a reason, within a right-to-cancel period of 7 working days from the day following receipt of the definitive confirmation of registration for the EMFLI course.


Beyond this right-to-cancel period, waiving an order for EMFLI services will result in the client being subject to the application of the conditions stipulated in point 7.


This right to waive the order cannot be exercised by the client when registering for a course that begins less than 30 days after the date of registration.


7. Conditions for the Cancellation or Postponement of EMFLI Courses


With regard to residential courses and on-line courses, if the client cancels or postpones the course - which in every case must always be done in writing - less than 21 days before the start date, a cancellation fee of 30 % of the total invoice amount will be payable. These fees will rise to 50 % of the total invoice amount for cancellations or postponements less than 15 days before the beginning of the course, to 75 % when less than 7 days before, and to 100 % when less than 3 days before.






With regard to on-line follow-up sessions, any cancellation and/or postponement must be made in writing to EMFLI at the latest 24 hours before the start of the lesson. Lessons cancelled less than 24 hours before the start of the said lesson will be deemed to be lost and no reimbursement will be provided.


A full package of 10 on-line follow-up sessions must be used within 6 months as from the date of the first lesson. After this period, the sessions will be lost and will not be reimbursed.


Registration fees that have already been paid will be reimbursed after cancellation or postponement fees have been deducted. Bank charges arising from this reimbursement will be charged to the client.


The EMFLI course or lesson must be paid in full in case of a no-show by the client.


If the client leaves, or is absent from the course/lesson, the price of the course/lesson is payable in full. Absence from a course/lesson cannot be compensated for by equivalent services.


8. Responsibility


We guarantee that we will do everything we can to help the client to achieve their learning objectives.


However, our obligation to the client regarding the learning of a foreign language is limited to an obligation of due care, and the client alone is responsible for the results achieved.


Any failure on our part to carry out our obligations will give rise to sanctions under the rules of French law.


However, we are not liable for any compensation or reimbursement if, for reasons beyond our control, we are unable to provide all or part of the planned service and/or training.


Similarly, we cannot accept any liability for physical or material harm caused by third parties operating transfers to or from the station or airport, or by hidden defects or inherent risks in products bought from third parties and sold as seen by EMFLI solely for the comfort of the client.


Young Adult Clients aged over 18 years are free to leave their place of residence unaccompanied. EMFLI accepts no responsibility in the event of any accident in the course of activities not supervised by members of EMFLI staff.


We do not accept clients under 18 years old without an accompanying adult


9. EMFLI Certified Learning Materials


The name "EMERAUDE FRENCH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE" is a registered trademark. Its reproduction by any means without our express written permission will lead to legal proceedings.


All the EMFLI course books, exercises, documents and CDs are the results of our work and our expertise. We exercise all our intellectual property rights over them fully and without reservation. All rights are reserved for all our products, which may in no case be reproduced, even partially, by any means, nor be rented, sold, lent or exploited in any other way under penalty of legal proceedings.


10. Use of client details and testimonials


The client, in their own name or that of the student, authorises EMERAUDE FRENCH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE to use, regardless of the medium, their names and that of the client company, their testimonials and photos and videos taken during their training to promote the activities of EMERAUDE FRENCH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE.


EMERAUDE FRENCH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE can not be held responsible for their use, except in the case of fraud or gross misconduct on its part, or their use by unauthorised third parties.


11. Competent Court and Applicable Laws


The European Directives 97/7/CE of 20 May 1997, "Distance contracts", and 93/13/CE of 5 April 1993, "Unfair terms in consumer contracts", as well as French legislation, including in particular the laws on consumer protection, apply to our contracts to the exclusion of any other legislation.


In the event of a dispute, the courts of the judicial district of Saint-Malo are the sole courts competent to take cognisance of a lawsuit.


In the event of a dispute, contact directly:


EMERAUDE FRENCH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE, 30 bis rue de l'Ile Verte, 35114 Saint-Benoît des Ondes, FRANCE.


12. Contacts


In the event of a dispute, contact directly: EMERAUDE FRENCH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE, 30 bis rue de l'Ile Verte, 35114 Saint-Benoît des Ondes, FRANCE.


Emeraude French Language Institute