Empowerment Quest International Inc. – Terms & Conditions
1.1. After receiving your registration, Empowerment Quest International, Inc. will send an email confirming your registration along with the invoice.
1.2. After we receive the minimum $600 fee for registration and processing, your registration is definite. Your place in the course is then officially reserved.
1.3. To best ensure both the quality of the training course and the safety for all participants, Empowerment Quest International, Inc. reserves the right to decline a registration or to cancel the registration (with full refund) of any participant at the sole discretion of Empowerment Quest International, Inc. and its instructors. Dis-enrollment and canceled registration is done to best assure all participants of the highest probability of the desired results, and such actions are taken at the sole judgment of the instructor(s) based upon his/her/their individual experience and expertise.
2 Participant Fees
2.1. Fifteen days prior to the start date of the NLP Practitioner Program, participants must fully pay all course fees unless Empowerment Quest International, Inc. has specifically agreed to other arrangements. Even if the Master Practitioner Program is booked, all fees must be paid current within fifteen days prior to the beginning of the NLP Practitioner Program.
2.2. Once your payment is received, your registration is complete. If your payment is not made on time, Empowerment Quest International, Inc reserve the right to refuse entry to the course to any participant who is not paid in full and has not made other arrangements at least fifteen days prior to the start of the NLP Practitioner Program. If final payment is not made nor other arrangements made, Empowerment Quest International, Inc. has the right to any deposits made.
2.3. Should payment be made in a timely fashion, but later refused, Empowerment Quest International, Inc. is entitled to any loss of interest, collection charges, insufficient funds check charges, legal costs and other expenses related to obtaining full payment to which Empowerment Quest International, Inc. may be entitled.
3.1. Upon paying and by paying the $600 minimum fee to register for the class, you claim to be of sound mind and sound body comfortably sufficient to participate in any and all of the activities within the program. Some of the activities in the program can be mentally and or emotionally demanding, and if you have any questions about these, you should have an open and frank discussion with the course instructor about what to expect, and you should be open and honest about your particular situation. You acknowledge that this course is entirely voluntary, and you to choose of your own volition to pursue this training. You also declare that you are not under medical, psychological, psychiatric or other care that may inhibit or prohibit you from performing any of the techniques. You agree that you do not and will not hold Empowerment Quest International, Inc. liable in any way, shape or form for any emotional, mental or physical reactions that could result from the activities and training on any programs pursued.
3.2. If there are any changes to any of the conditions and provisions mentioned in the preceding section after your initial registration, you must notify Empowerment Quest International, Inc. in writing as soon as it is practical to do so and always prior to training. If you are required to cancel the course for this reason, our normal policies for cancellation remain applicable. Empowerment Quest International, Inc. reserves the right to make alternative arrangements with any given participant without any obligation to any other participant based upon the sole judgment and discretion of Empowerment Quest International, Inc.
3.3. Each student shall submit the registration form provided by Empowerment Quest International, Inc. Any and all answers you give on this form are considered certified by you to be true, correct and complete.
4 Intellectual Property
4.1. Empowerment Quest International, Inc. maintains all intellectual property rights to all material taught in the hands of the appropriate holder of said rights, and maintains all rights to itself that it holds to intellectual property created for the use of Empowerment Quest International, Inc., its instructors, coaches, leaders and students. All material issued by Empowerment Quest International, Inc. in any form, including but not limited to brochures, sheets, syllabi, training materials, manuals, and any other written, audio, video or other materials used in the training courses, are for the exclusive use of the participant and may not be copied, republished or otherwise shared with or provided to third parties, unless Empowerment Quest International, Inc. has given express permission, and even then, all intellectual property rights are maintained and held by Empowerment Quest International, Inc. as against any third party.
4.2. Recording by students, audio, video or any other recording, are not permitted during the training. Even if an exception is granted to any given individual or organization for any reason, no recording by any other students is permitted in any way, shape or form.
4.3. Empowerment Quest International, Inc. may permit photographs, video recordings or audio recordings at specific times during the training, on the premises, or with the instructors. Permission from the trainers need to be explicitly given for each instance. No video, photo or audio recording shall be made of any participants without the awareness of and permission of the participants by any student, other participant, or guest. All participants, guests and students agree to the confiscation of any recording device, video device, camera, or other device unless and until the instructor is satisfied that any and all unauthorized recording, video, photo or other unpermitted file, photo, audio or video has been deleted in a way that renders it unrecoverable.
5.1. Students, participants and guests assume all risk of participating and agree to hold harmless Empowerment Quest International, Inc., the administration, leaders, instructors, assistants, fellow participants, guests, and students.
Existence of liability may remain under certain specific circumstances, including intentional misconduct, deliberately criminal behavior, or gross negligence on the part of Empowerment Quest International, Inc. In the event of harm, participants agree that the liability of Empowerment Quest International, Inc. shall be limited to the amount of tuition paid, that the participant agrees to take reasonable efforts to mitigate damages including accepting referrals from Empowerment Quest International, Inc. if such referrals might be available.
Empowerment Quest International, Inc. does not assume any liability for and all participants, students and guests hold Empowerment Quest International, Inc. harmless for any indirect damages including but not limited to lost profit, missed work, or other economic loss or other indirect damages of any kind.
Empowerment Quest International, Inc. specifically disavowed any and all liability for anything that happens outside of in-class training hours or any activity not part of actual in class training hours even if such activity includes or involved those who are otherwise administration, leaders, instructors, participants, students or guests of Empowerment Quest International, Inc. or connected in any other way to the training. This includes any and all activities that happen before official in-class training begins or after in-class training ends, even if said activities are occurring on the same premises as the class or if it involves all the same people as were present for the class.
Empowerment Quest International, Inc. is in no way, shape or form liable for anything the participant does with the knowledge and skills obtained during the training, nor liable in any way for the application of the knowledge, skills and techniques taught in the training.
5.2. The applicant is liable for all damages which are a result from their actions or neglect. This includes but is not limited to:
Direct and indirect damage/injury the participant causes other students, that are not a result of proper course participation or proper practice of exercises as taught by the instructor in the class.
Direct and indirect damage or injury the participant causes the hotel or the training venue property or any harm done to hotel or training venue staff.
Direct and indirect damage or injury the participant causes Empowerment Quest International, Inc. property or staff.
Direct and indirect damage or injury the participant does with the knowledge obtained during the training.
6 Job Placement
Empowerment Quest International, Inc. does not provide or guarantee job placement to students, participants or those Empowerment Quest International, Inc. recommends for certification or certifies.
7 Cancellation and Refund Policy For NLP Practitioner & Master Practitioner Training Programs:
It is the intention of Empowerment Quest International, Inc. to provide a suitable environment for learning, studying and applying the techniques, theories, and methods of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Life Coaching, and Hypnosis. It incumbent upon Empowerment Quest International, Inc. and its agents to make reasonable efforts to provide a classroom setting that is intellectually stimulating, thought provoking, fun and most importantly, safe. In keeping with these goals the following policies will be strictly enforced:
7.1 Cancellation and refund policy for NLP Practitioner & Master Practitioner Training Programs:
Empowerment Quest International, Inc. will refund all money paid less all applicable application or processing fees if, for any reason, the student is not accepted into the selected program. This includes instances where a starting class is canceled by the Empowerment Quest International, Inc. In the event a starting class is canceled by Empowerment Quest International, Inc., all monies paid will be refunded. This refund is for school tuition only and does not include expenses paid for travel, lodging, food or other costs. Thirty (30) days notice must be provided by the school in the event of a complete cancellation.
Empowerment Quest International, Inc. shall refund all money paid less the $600 registration fee if the applicant cancels within five (5) business days (which excludes Saturday, Sunday and United States holidays) after the day the contract is signed or an initial payment is made, as long as the student has not begun training and the cancellation does not occur within thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the scheduled course date.
Empowerment Quest International, Inc. may retain an established registration fee of $600 for applicable costs related to hotels, application processing or establishing a student record system if the student cancels after 72 hours of signing a contract or making an initial payment.
If training is terminated by the student after classes have started but within the first two (2) days, Empowerment Quest International, Inc. retains $200 of the course fee. In the event the student terminates training after two (2) days of classes, no refund will be given unless otherwise is agreed between Empowerment Quest International, Inc. and the student. If Empowerment Quest International grants another arrangement with any given individual, by no means is the same or similar right granted to any other individual.
When calculating refunds, the official date of a student’s termination is the last day of recorded attendance and when Empowerment Quest International receives notice of the student’s intention to discontinue the training program; OR, When the student is terminated for a policy violation or a safety violation.
All study material including manuals, handouts, and notes must be returned to Empowerment Quest International, Inc. upon notice of discontinuance from the student. No refunds shall be due until thirty (30) days after all materials are turned in. Thus, all materials should be turned in on the date of termination of training.
Refunds shall be paid within thirty calendar days of the student’s official termination date or the date of the return of all materials, whichever shall last occur.
7.2 Discontinued Programs
If the school discontinues instruction in any program after the students enter training, including circumstances where the school changes its location, students must be notified in writing of such events and are entitled to a pro-rata refund of all tuition and fees paid unless comparable training is arranged for by Empowerment Quest International, Inc. and agreed upon by the student. Participation at the changed location or otherwise continuing indicates acceptance of the new terms. A written request for refund must be made within ninety (90) days from the date the program was discontinued or relocated and the refund shall be paid within thirty (30) days after receipt of such a request.
If training is terminated by the school after classes have started, the following refunds apply:
|Training completed||School Retains|
|Up to 10% of the total training program||25%|
|Up to 25% of the total training program||50%|
|Up to 50% of the total training program||75%|
|Up to 75% or more||100%|
These percentages are based on either selection of seven (7) day practitioner course or full sixteen (16) day combined course of NLP Practitioner and the Master Practitioner course.
7.3 Termination by the School
7.3.1. A student who fails to maintain satisfactory progress, violates safety standards, interferes with other students’ work or the class, is obscene or offensive toward the instructor or other students, has the appearance or exhibits signs consistent with being under the influence of alcohol or drugs or does not make timely tuition payments, is subject to immediate termination. The judgment of the instructor on-site shall be final in this regard.
7.3.2. Empowerment Quest International, Inc. reserves the right to deny any individuals access to registration, the training event in its entirety, or any part of the training without prior notification or explanation.
7.4 Cancellation of Classes
Empowerment Quest International, Inc. retains the right to cancel a class up to the starting date if the number of students enrolling is insufficient. Such cancellation will entitle all students to a full refund of any and all money paid to Empowerment Quest International, Inc. Refunds are for tuition only and only for monies paid directly to Empowerment Quest International, Inc. This specifically excludes any and all associated costs such as travel, lodging, food, transportation, etc. that a student may incur as a result. Any student who may incur meaningful additional expenses associated with training should communicate closely with Empowerment Quest International, Inc. about the number of students enrolled and the certainty of the classes being held prior to incurring any expenses that are meaningful to the participant.
8 Purpose of Training
8.1. All training is for educational purposes only and it is not a substitute for proper medical or psychological treatment. A student who suspects or knows that he or she is suffering from any physical or psychological ailment or condition, then he or she agrees to seek appropriate medical or psychological treatment before attending training provided by Empowerment Quest International, Inc.
8.2. The training does not represent a qualification in clinical hypnosis or hypnotherapy or stage hypnosis. No student will be allowed to claim or imply that they have been certified or approved in any of these areas by Empowerment Quest International, Inc.
8.3. The training does not offer a qualification in psychology or psychiatry and no student will be allowed to claim or imply that they have been certified or approved in any of these areas by Empowerment Quest International, Inc.
8.4. The only certifications and titles each student is legally allowed to carry are the ones stated on the certifications received from Empowerment Quest International, Inc. The legality of the use of titles such as “therapist”, “specialist”, “healer” or any other title are subject to your local laws, state/province, national and international laws and restrictions. Even the certifications and titles received from Empowerment Quest International, Inc. may be or may become subject to laws or regulations in your area, and Empowerment Quest International, Inc. assumes no liability for the use of such titles in any given legal jurisdiction.
9 Re-taking Training Policy
Any Empowerment Quest International, Inc. student is permitted to re-attend their training
at a substantial discount (currently 50%) under the following conditions:
- With written permission of Empowerment Quest International, Inc. A formal registration is to be completed. If any exceptions are granted to any party, this by no means gives a right to an exception to any other party.
- Students re-taking any given course are admitted in a program to be re-taken only if the maximum amount of course participants are not already met. Empowerment Quest International, Inc. reserves the right to cancel registration within 45 days of a training for any reason, most likely if the number of new students rises to the level where the participation of a re-taking student would cause the maximum number to be exceeded. In such a case, Empowerment Quest International, Inc. shall notify the retaking students as soon as commercially practical to do so but no later than 45 days prior to the training.
- Students who fail to maximize the benefit of the taught materials in their original training due to their own lack of participation or effort may be denied access to the course.
- Students who fail to maximize the benefits of the material taught in their original training by lack of practice, lack of continued study and lack of focus on the taught methodologies and techniques, may be denied access to the course.
- Empowerment Quest International, Inc. reserves the right to deny any individual access to registration, the training event in whole or in part without prior notification or explanation.
- Re-taking students shall make a discounted payment per class, currently 50%, but is open to change. If Empowerment Quest International, Inc. grants an exception to any re-taking student for any reason, this in no way gives any right to any other party for the same.
10 Policy Changes
Empowerment Quest International, Inc. retains the right, at any time, to change their policies. Students who are already registered are subject to updated policies upon written notification of specific changes being sent to them by any normal means of communication, including mail, email, or by other means.