General Terms and Conditions of Participation for all Courses offered by SOCA BUSINESS CONSULTING GmbH & Co.KG
SOCA BUSINESS CONSULTING GmbH & Co.KG, Große Hamburger Straße 31, 10115 Berlin (hereinafter “SBC”) offers various in-house course, sports course, workshop or retreat offers (hereinafter also “in-house course” or “open sports course” or “workshop” or “retreat”). These general terms and conditions (hereinafter “GTC”) form the basis of the legal relationship between SBC and course, workshop or retreat participants (hereinafter “client”). Clients in the sense of these GTC are both consumers and entrepreneurs.
For reasons of better readability, the masculine form is used for personal designations and personal nouns in these GTC. Corresponding terms apply in principle to all genders for the purpose of equal treatment. The abbreviated form of language is for editorial reasons only and does not imply any valuation.
I. Scope of Application
SBC renders its services to the client according to the present GTC. With his registration for an in-house course unit, open sports course, workshop or retreat, the client accepts and acknowledges the validity of the GTC.
The GTC apply exclusively and also in the case of conflicting terms and conditions of customers, unless otherwise agreed in writing. The version of the GTC valid at the time of the conclusion of the contract shall be decisive in each case.
Consumers in the sense of these GTC are, according to § 13 BGB, natural persons who conclude the legal transaction for a purpose that can be attributed neither to their commercial nor to their independent professional activity. Entrepreneurs in the sense of these GTC are, according to § 14 BGB, natural or legal persons or partnerships with legal capacity who, when concluding the legal transaction, act in the exercise of their commercial or independent professional activity. Customers in the sense of these GTC are both consumers and entrepreneurs.
II. scope of services
The exact scope of services results from the service description of the respective in-house course, open sports course, workshop or retreat offer, created on the basis of an individual request, or available at http://www.socasports.com/blog/ .
In the case of in-house course units, the customer is responsible for the internal organization of the in-house course units, the provision of the necessary premises including the required equipment in accordance with the offer, the administration of the registrations of the course participants and the keeping of participant lists to track attendance.
III Registration and Conclusion of Contract
III.1 The registration conditions for the individual services in the in-house course, open sports course, workshop or retreat area of SBC are to be observed according to the individual offer for the requesting client or the general advertisement on the homepage.
III.2 The client registers bindingly
to SBC and accepts the General Terms and Conditions.
III.3 In the case of in-house course units, the contract shall be concluded on the basis of an individual request by the client through written acceptance of the individual offer made thereupon by SBC to this client.
In the case of open sports courses as well as workshops/retreats, the contract shall only be concluded upon written acceptance of the registration by confirmation (by mail, e-mail) by SBC. There is no right to participate in the sports courses, workshops or retreats; SBC reserves the right to admit participation in individual cases. Should an open sports course be fully booked, the client will be informed immediately.
IV. Terms of Payment and Billing
All prices are net, plus the respective statutory value added tax. Invoicing shall take place
The participation fees shall become due upon invoicing. The prices are based on the respective valid version of the individual offer/advertisement. If an invoice is not paid or is paid too late, a late payment fee of 10.00 Euro will be charged. SBC reserves the right to cancel the booked service if the invoice amount is not paid even after one written request.
IV.2 Inhouse Courses
The client will receive a written invoice (as PDF via email) after acceptance of the in-house course unit offer. A deposit of 30% is payable immediately upon receipt of the invoice. The remaining amount is to be paid without deduction at the latest 14 days before the start of the course offer.
IV.3 Individually booked open sports courses
The fee for individually booked open sports courses is to be paid in cash on the respective course day. Upon request, a corresponding receipt will be issued or an invoice will be sent by e-mail.
IV.4 Workshops & Retreats
The client will receive a written invoice (as a PDF via email) for the full amount of the workshop/retreat fee after the booking has been made. A deposit of 50% is payable immediately upon receipt of the invoice. The remaining amount is payable without deduction at least 14 days before the start of the workshop/retreat.
V. Change of in-house course unit, open sports course, workshop or retreat offers/cancellation of dates/cancellations
V.1. SBC reserves the right to reasonably change course times and locations. Changes will be announced in due time up to 24 hours in advance
V.2. there must be a binding commitment of at least two participants per in-house course unit/open sports course/workshop/retreat, otherwise the in-house course unit/open sports course/workshop/retreat will not take place. The customer will be informed about the cancellation of the in-house course unit/open sports course/workshop/retreat no later than
will be informed by e-mail. Cancellation of the in-house course unit, open sports course, workshop or retreat due to last-minute cancellations by other participants is considered an unforeseeable event.
V.3. if the participation in
is cancelled by the client, the agreed service will be charged in full, regardless of the reason for the cancellation.
V.4. the deposit paid for in-house course sessions, workshops and retreats will be retained in full should the appointment be cancelled in the case of
before the scheduled date.
V.5. cancellation is free of charge
before the start of the course less a 10% handling fee of the total costs.
VI. Claims for compensation and delays
If a service has to be cancelled by SBC at short notice due to unforeseeable events, the client cannot claim compensation. Upon request, a new date shall be agreed upon.
If SBC is late for an agreed appointment, the missed time will be made up at the next appointment.
Delays on the part of the client cannot be made up.
VII. Cancellation Policy (applies exclusively to consumers)
VII.1 Right of revocation
You have the right to cancel this contract within fourteen days without giving any reason. The revocation period is fourteen days from the day of the conclusion of the contract. In order to exercise your right of revocation, you must inform SBC (SOCA BUSINESS CONSULTING GmbH & Co.KG, email: firstname.lastname@example.org by means of a clear declaration (e.g. a letter or email sent by post) of your decision to revoke this contract. You can use the attached cancellation form for this purpose, which is, however, not mandatory.
In order to comply with the revocation period, it is sufficient that you send the notification of the exercise of the right of revocation before the expiry of the revocation period.
VII.2 Consequences of revocation
a. General information
If you revoke this contract, we have to refund all payments we have received from you immediately and at the latest within fourteen days from the day we have received the notification of your revocation of this contract. For this repayment, we will use the same means of payment that you used for the original transaction, unless expressly agreed otherwise with you; in no case will you be charged any fees because of the repayment.
If you have requested that the services begin during the revocation period, you waive the right of revocation.
End of the cancellation policy
b. Cancellation form
If you want to revoke the contract, please fill out this form and send it back.
SOCA BUSINESS CONSULTING GmbH & Co.KG
Große Hamburger Street 31
I/we hereby revoke the contract I/we have entered into for the provision of the following service:
(Name of the course unit, workshop or retreat, if applicable, order number and price)
Ordered on: ________________________ (Date)
Received on: _______________________ (Date)
(name, address of consumer)
Customer’s signature (only in case of written communication on paper)
VIII. Liability and health impairment
The client agrees to inform the in-house course unit, sports course, workshop or retreat leader of SBC of any existing health impairments, (pre-)illnesses or an existing pregnancy prior to the start of the course. In case of serious illnesses, participation is only possible with the approval of the attending physician. The course, workshop or retreat leader of SBC ultimately decides on the participation in the course.
The client confirms with the use of a service of SBC that he is physically healthy and fit for sports. The client shall inform SBC immediately of any changes in health and fitness for sports.
The use of all course units, workshops and retreats of SBC is at the client’s own risk. SBC excludes any liability for damages to the client, unless there is a grossly negligent or intentional breach of duty.
If the client makes use of the course services of cooperation partners or other companies or persons mediated by SBC, he shall do so at his own responsibility. SBC shall not assume any warranty for goods and services received by the client from these.
There is a business liability insurance of SBC and the cooperation partners used to meet any legal liability claims of the client.
IX. Data protection
The collection, storage and processing of personal data shall be governed by the separate data protection provisions at www.socasports.com/datenschutz/.
X.1 Complaints with regard to the services provided shall be addressed orally or in writing to
Mrs. Sophie Carls (Management)
SOCA BUSINESS CONSULTING GmbH & Co.KG
Große Hamburger Str. 31
X.2 In case of a complaint, the responsible contact person will get back to you within 7 working days from the date of the complaint, and will provide information about the further procedure in the respective complaint case.
XI. Final provisions
XI.1 There will be no cash payment of vouchers.
XI.2 The in-house course units, open sports courses, workshops and retreats are held in German, unless otherwise stated.
XI.3 The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply. Contractual language is German.
XI.4 In business transactions with merchants, legal entities under public law or special funds under public law, the place of jurisdiction for lawsuits shall be the respective registered office of SBC. Insofar as claims of SBC are not asserted in dunning proceedings, the place of jurisdiction for non-merchants shall be determined by their place of residence. If the domicile or usual place of residence of the customer, also in the case of non-merchants, is unknown at the time the action is filed, or if the customer has moved his domicile or usual place of residence out of the area of application of the law after conclusion of the contract, the respective registered office of SBC shall be agreed as the place of jurisdiction.
XI.5 Should one or more provisions of these GTC be or become invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions shall not be affected thereby. In place of the ineffective clauses, that clause shall be deemed agreed upon which most closely corresponds to the economically intended in a legally permissible manner. The same shall apply in the event of a loophole.
Status: September 2023