Please read carefully, as this pertains to the Agreement of your registration with any of the products sold (sometimes referred to as course) by Worlds of Puppets (sometimes referred to as Puppet Mastery with Bernd Ogrodnik).
By purchasing our products, you agree to the following terms.
Worlds of Puppets agrees to provide course content, to help clients learn to carve puppets and the Puppetry Art Form. The client agrees to abide by all policies and procedures outlined in this agreement as a condition of their participation in any of our courses.
The client is legally obliged to finish all payments of any payment plans associated with products they purchase. Worlds of Puppets reserve the right to seek recovery of any outstanding payments through a collection agency.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal as a form of payment. If the client chooses to pay in monthly installments, he/she authorizes the monthly charge for the product on the client’s credit card or debit card.
CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS & RETURNS
The Worlds of Puppets courses are non-refundable.
These include the Foundation Course, the Full Year Academy, the Alumni program, and the Academy Alumni program.
After a course has started, there are no refunds.
Worlds of Puppets respects clients’ privacy and insists that the client respects ours as well. Thus, consider this a mutual non-disclosure agreement. Any confidential information shared by Worlds of Puppets representatives is confidential and belongs solely and exclusively to the client or representative who discloses it. Parties agree not to disclose, reveal, or make use of any confidential information or any transactions during discussions, in the forum, or otherwise.
The client agrees not to use such confidential information in any manner other than in discussion with other clients, or the Worlds of Puppets team. Confidential information includes, but is not limited to, information disclosed in connection with this agreement, and shall not include information rightfully obtained from a third party.
Both parties will keep private information in the strictest confidence and shall use their best efforts to safeguard the confidential information and protect it against disclosure, misuse, and theft.
The client agrees not to violate the publicity or privacy rights belonging to Worlds of Puppets. Furthermore, the client will NOT reveal any information to a third party obtained in connection with this agreement or our direct or indirect dealings with the client, including but not limited to, names, email addresses, third-party company titles or positions, phone numbers, or postal addresses. Additionally, the client will not, at any time, either directly or indirectly, disclose confidential information to any third party.
By purchasing our products, you agree that if you violate or display any likelihood of violating this agreement, Worlds of Puppets and/or the other program participant(s) will be entitled to injunctive relief to prohibit any such violations to protect against the harm of such violations.
Courses developed by Worlds of Puppets are for strictly educational purposes ONLY. The client accepts and agrees that the client is 100% responsible for their progress and results from courses developed by Worlds of Puppets.
Worlds of Puppets makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees verbally or in writing. The client understands that because of the nature of products developed by Worlds of Puppets and their extent, the results experienced by each client may significantly vary. The client acknowledges that there is no guarantee that the client will reach their goals as a result of participation in courses developed by Worlds of Puppets. Worlds of Puppets education and information is intended for a general audience and does not purport to be, nor should it be construed as, specific advice tailored to any individual.
NO TRANSFER OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Worlds of Puppets’ programs are copyrighted and original materials that have been provided to the client are for the client’s individual use only and a single-user license. The client is not authorized to use any of the company’s intellectual property for the client’s business purposes. All intellectual property, including the company’s copyrighted program and/or course materials, shall remain the sole property of the Worlds of Puppets. No license to sell or distribute the company’s materials is granted or implied. By purchasing this product, the client agrees (1) not to infringe any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, (2) that any confidential information shared by the company is confidential and proprietary, and belongs solely and exclusively to the company, (3) the client agrees not to disclose such information to any other person or use it in any manner other than in discussion with the company. Further, by purchasing this product, the client agrees that if the client violates, or displays any likelihood of violating, any of the client’s agreements contained in this paragraph, the company will be entitled to injunctive relief to prohibit any such violations and to protect against the harm of such violations.
If any provision of this agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall nevertheless continue in full force. The failure of either party to exercise any right provided for herein will not be deemed a waiver of that right or any further rights hereunder.
The company may modify the terms of this Agreement at any time. All modifications shall be posted on the program’s website and purchasers shall be notified.
The company is committed to providing all clients in the program with a positive program experience. By purchasing this product, the client agrees that the company may, at its sole discretion, terminate this Agreement, and limit, suspend, or terminate the client’s participation in the program without refund or forgiveness of monthly payments if the client becomes disruptive to company or participants, the client fails to follow the program guidelines, is difficult to work with, impairs the participation of the other participants in the program or upon violation of the terms as determined by the company. The client will still be liable to pay the total contract amount.
RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES
If not resolved first by good-faith negotiation between the parties, every controversy or dispute relating to this agreement will be submitted to the Supreme Court of Iceland. All claims against the company must be lodged within 100-days of the date of the first claim or otherwise be forfeited forever. The arbitration shall occur within ninety (90) days from the date of the initial arbitration demand. The parties shall cooperate to ensure that the arbitration process is completed within the ninety (90) day period. The parties shall cooperate in exchanging and expediting discovery as part of the arbitration process. The written decision of the arbitrators (which will provide for the payment of costs) will be absolutely binding and conclusive and not subject to judicial review and may be entered and enforced in any court of proper jurisdiction, either as a judgment of law or a decree in equity, as circumstances may indicate. In disputes involving unpaid balances on behalf of the client, the client is responsible for any and all arbitration and attorney fees.