Terms and conditions

1. General
The contract party for the training courses, workshops and seminars, which are offered by Gay Love Spirit (hereinafter referred to as GLS) is, GLS GmbH, Postfach 61 30 57, 10941 Berlin. All services within the scope of the events of GLS are based on these general terms and conditions of business. With registration the participant recognizes these general conditions of participation. They also apply to all future business relations even if they are not expressly agreed upon once again.
2. Registration
Registration for the events can be made electronically (online) or in writing (letter or e-mail). Since the number of participants is limited for events organized by GLS, registrations are taken into account in the order of their receipt.
2.1 Online applications and payment by credit card
Online applications require immediate payment by credit card (Mastercard / Visa / American Express). GLS ensures confidential handling of all data obtained by the cardholder. The debiting takes place under the discrete name "GLS Art" on the credit card statement. At the e-mail address info @ gaylovespirit.org the cardholder can request information about online payments up to 90 days ago. During the payment process, cardholder data is encrypted using SSL technology.
After payment by credit card, the customer immediately receives the registration confirmation and the access data for the workshop as well as a receipt for payment by e-mail.
If credit card payments should not be confirmed by e-mail within 1 hour, we ask the participant to look into the Spam folder. If there is no confirmation, we ask for a message. Emails at info @gaylovespirit.org will be processed as soon as possible, usually within a week at the latest. In urgent cases please call the Booking Office.

2.2 Online registration with transfer as payment method
For electronic applications via the website, the participant will immediately receive an email to activate the booking and to settle the payment. Payments received by GLS are usually checked once a week. After registration of the payment by GLS, the participant will receive a confirmation by email.
2.3 Written registrations
Please send written applications to GLS GmbH, Postfach 61 30 57, 10941 Berlin, enclosing a copy of the completed transfer of the course fee. Payments in Euros are made by bank transfer to the account of GLS:
Fidor Bank, Munich
IBAN: DE49 7002 2200 0020 0214 22 SWIFT BIC: FDDODEMMXXX

3. Cancellation
Cancellations or rescheduling to an alternate date must always be made in writing or electronically (by email to info@gaylovespirit.org). If the participant withdraws from an event without providing a substitute participant, entry fees will be credited as follows:
Up to 3 months before the event begins: 100%;
Up to 2 months before the event begins: 75%;
Up to 4 weeks before the event begins: 50%.
After that no refund is possible. In case of many cancellation requests, the refund of the participation fees can take up to 6 months.

For every refund by transfer to the account of the participant or on return to the credit card, a processing fee of 45 euros.
If we make a credit of the amount by creating a voucher that can be redeemed for the booking of other seminars, only a fee of 15 € will be charged, which we deduct from the balance of the voucher.

With effect from April 1, 2020 GLS waives all rebooking fees for rebookings that are related to the Corona (Covid 19) pandemic.
4. Rescheduling, relocation and cancelation of an Event
GLS is entitled to relocate events, e.g. in case of a large number of participants, to move to a larger location.  For important reason - i.a. in case of illness of the trainer or in case of insufficient number of participants, as well as in cases of force majeure, the event may be postponed or canceled in return for full refund of fees already paid.
In case of temporal or local relocation as well as cancellation GLS does not accept the reimbursement of booked and unused tickets / travel expenses. For reasons of goodwill, GLS can, on request and on presentation of the unused tickets, in this case create a voucher in the sense of a goodwill regulation, which can be redeemed for other bookings with GLS. Furthermore, GLS is entitled to substitute the events by other event managers so that an event can take place as planned.

5. Physical limitations of the participant
Our workshops contain a lot of movement and breath work. If you suffer from any physical impairment, please be sure to consult with your physician in advance about workshop participation, to determine if there are any restrictions or issues requiring your attention. Questionnaires are sent out for weekend workshops and sometimes telephone interviews will be conducted. If we come to the conclusion that the workshop selected by you does not fit into your present life situation, we will let you know and recommend either another workshop out of our program or offer something else more suitable. In this case you will receive a full refund.
6. Liability
GLS is only legally responsible to the participant for all damages arising, no matter what the legal basis, on the basis of the following provisions:
6.1 GLS is liable in the event of deliberate intent or gross negligence, including deliberate intent or gross negligence of the representatives or subcontractors of GLS, in accordance with the legal regulations. Apart from this, GLS is only liable according to the product liability law on grounds of loss of life, injury to the body or the health, on grounds of culpable infringement of essential contractual duties or to the extent that GLS has assumed a guarantee for the form of the performances. The entitlement to compensation for damage resulting from the infringement of essential contractual duties is, however, limited to the contract-typical, foreseeable damage. This applies towards a participant who is a businessman also in cases of gross negligence. The liability for damages to legally-protected interests of the customer resulting from the performances of GLS, e.g. damage to other things, is however, excluded. The regulations of the sentences 3 and 4 of this paragraph do not apply, insofar as there was deliberate intent or gross negligence or there was a liability for loss of life, injury to the body or the health or insofar as GLS has assumed a guarantee for the form of the performances.
6.2 The regulation of the previous paragraph applies to compensation in addition to performance and compensation instead of performance, no matter for what legal reason, in particular due to faults, the infringement of duties arising from the contractual obligations or from an illegal action. It also applies to the claim to a replacement of expenditure made in vain. The liability for delay, however, is regulated by paragraph 3, the liability for impossibility according to paragraph 4.
6.3 GLS is liable for the delay of performance in cases of deliberate intent or gross negligence, including the deliberate intent or gross negligence of the representatives or subcontractors of GLS, according to the legal regulations. In other cases of delay of performance the extent of liability of GLS for compensation for damages besides and instead of the performance is limited to 50% of the value of the part of the performance affected by the delay. Further claims of the customer are excluded – also following the expiry of a deadline set for performance by GLS. The afore-mentioned limitation, however, does not apply to liability due to the loss of life, injury the body or the health.
6.4 Insofar as the performance is impossible, the participant is entitled to demand compensation according to the legal regulations. However, the claim of the participant to compensation besides or instead of the performance and to a refunding of expenditure made in vain, is limited to 10% of the value of the part of the performance which cannot be rendered due to the impossibility. Further claims of the participant on grounds of impossibility of the performance are excluded. This restriction does not apply, insofar as the liability is in cases of deliberate intent, of gross negligence or because of loss of life, injury to the body or the health. The right of the participant to withdraw from the contract remains unaffected.
7. Miscellaneous

7.1 It applies only to German law. For participants who do not conclude the contract for professional or commercial purposes, this choice of law only insofar as the granted protection is not withdrawn by mandatory provisions of the country in which the consumer has his habitual residence.
7.2 Jurisdiction for any disputes is Berlin, if the customer is a merchant, legal entity under public law or public law special fund or if  the customer has no general jurisdiction in the European Union or if his habitual residence at the time of action is not known.