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Terms & Conditions

In the following you find the General Business Conditions From www.glovico.org. Directly below you find those concerning Language Teachers, further below you find those regarding the relationship to Language Students. The main language relating to these Conditions is German.  All due care has been taken to translate these Conditions into English accurately.  If however an inconsistency in meaning arises between the versions due to translations, the German version is paramount.

 

General Business Conditions from www.glovico.org for Language Teachers

1. Applicability

1.1 The following conditions, which you (the “Language Teacher”) accept as a result of your application through the website, www.glovico.org (the “Internetportal”), apply in relation to the business relationship between the Language Teacher and the Glovico UG (liability limited), C/O Stiftung Wertevolle Zukunft, Max-Brauer-Allee 22, 22776 Hamburg (“glovico.org”).

1.2 A Language Teacher must comply with the definition of “Unternehmer” in i.s.d.14BGB. Accordingly, an Unternehmer is any natural or judicial person or partnership, who is able to acquire rights and incur obligations by entering into legal transactions dealing with commercial and individual matters (14BGB).

 

2. Entering into the Contract/ Registration

2.1 In order to obtain full access to the Internetportal, the Language Teacher must first complete an Application for Registration. The appropriate Application for Registration form is provided at www.glovico.org.

2.2 Glovico.org will consider each Application for Registration. Glovico.org may, where these given Conditions have been satisfied, decide to accept the Application for Registration and carry out the registration. Glovico.org may reject any Application for Registration, and refuse registration, without providing any reasons to the applying Language Teacher. Glovico.org is free throughout the decision-making process of whether an Application for Registration will be accepted. No Language Teacher has a right to registration.

2.3 As well as the provision of name and address, the requirements for registration include provision of a valid email address, valid Skype account address and relevant information concerning a valid bank account or other means to transfer money for the Language Teacher. The Language Teacher has the opportunity to correct any data on the Application for Registration form before final submission.

2.4 The Language Teacher assures that all of the information provided throughout the registration process is true and complete. The Language Teacher must not use third party data during the registration process unless he or she is authorized to do so.

2.5 The Language Teacher must immediately inform glovico.org of any amendment to his or her user information.

2.6 The Language Teacher assures that at the time of registration he or she is at least 18 years old.

2.7 Upon successful registration, the Language Teacher will receive an access password. The Language Teacher may at any time vary this password. The Language Teacher must keep his or her password secret and especially refrain from providing the password to any third party.

 

3 Performance of glovico.org

3.1 Glovico.org operates the Internetportal. Through this Internetportal glovico.org arranges for the Language Teacher contracts with the relevant language school students (“Students”). Glovico.org receives a commission for the arrangement of the contracts. Glovico.org also undertakes collection of any fees for Scheduled Lessons from the Students and then provides the fees to the Language Teacher by electronic transfer.

3.2 After successful registration of the Language Teacher, glovico.org includes the Language Teacher’s offer to provide language classes by Skype (“Offer”) on the Internetportal. The Offer contains the details regarding the offered services from the Language Teacher including the associated prices.

3.3 Where a Student wishes to accept an Offer, glovico.org arranges the contract completion with that Student in the name of the Language Teacher. For the purpose of the contract, glovico.org provides a calendar function within the Internetportal, which will assist a Language Teacher and the Student schedule any language lessons. This calendar function operates using the MEZ timezone. All language lessons run for 55 minutes (the “Lesson Hour”). The Language Teacher will be informed by email of any entries made by a Student in the calendar function. The Language Teacher must confirm the entry within 48 hours. When one or more appointments have been entered by a Student and confirmed by the Language Teacher, the corresponding language lesson (the “Scheduled Lesson”) is contractually fixed between the parties at the price per Lesson Hour contained in the Language Teacher’s Offer (the “Lesson Fee”). The Student has the right to cancel a Scheduled Lesson, although not within the 48 hour period before that appointment is scheduled to take place. Where a Student does not validly cancel a Scheduled Lesson but does not attend, that Student must nevertheless pay the Lesson Fee; for this purpose, it is irrelevant whether the Student was aware of the Scheduled Lesson or whether the Student was contactable.

3.4 Based on the fact that the Language Teacher has a contractual relationship with a Student based in a foreign land, glovico.org undertakes to collect for the Language Teacher from the Student the Lesson Fee. For this purpose, glovico.org will set up after registration a virtual account for the Language Teacher. Entrance to the account will be protected by a password (as provided in clause 2.8). Glovico.org will run also a virtual account for each Student. Each Student, before booking a Scheduled Lesson, must transfer money (by one of the glovico.org approved payment methods) into his or her account. Where a Student has booked a Scheduled Lesson and whether or not the Language Teacher has carried out that Scheduled Lesson according to the contract, unless the Student has validly cancelled the Scheduled Lesson, the Lesson Fee will be deducted from that Student’s account. Within 7 days of the Scheduled Lesson, the Lesson Fee, minus glovico.org’s agreed commission, will then be added to the balance of the Language Teacher’s virtual account. Account balances will be calculated exclusively in Euro.

3.5 Because of the high transaction costs involved in cross-border transactions, the Language Teacher will receive the requisite Lesson Fee either:

(a) when the sum of his or her virtual account exceeds 100 Euro; or

(b) 12 months after the Lesson Fee was credited to the virtual account.

Glovico.org will then transfer the entire sum owed to the Language Teacher’s specified bank account within 14 days of either (a) or (b) being satisfied. Glovico.org is not responsible for bank processing time, which due to the necessary cross-border transfer could exceed 5 days.

 

4. Obligations of the Language Teacher

4.1 The Language Teacher is obligated to provide throughout the registration process true information, including any information relating to the Language Teacher’s qualifications and the Language Teacher him or herself.

4.2 The Language Teacher is obligated to abide by the glovico.org Code of Conduct.

4.3 The Language Teacher is obligated to consider his or her availability and update his or her calendar function accordingly. The Language Teacher must update the calendar function in relation to any periods in which he or she is not available (due to other work commitments or holidays), as soon as is possible. This will ensure that no Student applies for a Scheduled Lesson within an unavailable period.

4.4 The Scheduled Lesson will occur at the agreed time (as stated in the calendar function within the Internetportal) using the free “Voice over IP” (VOIP) software available from Skype. Glovico.org is not responsible for this software and has no business interest in, or relationship with, the software provider. The conditions of use independently set by the software provider (Skype Communications S.a.r.l. of 22/24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxemburg) apply to the use of this software. The Language Teacher is obligated to at the agreed Scheduled Lesson time call using Skype the Student and then to hold the Scheduled Lesson using Skype.

4.5 If for reasons unforeseen by the Language Teacher that Language Teacher is unable to lead a Scheduled Lesson already scheduled in the calendar function, he or she must immediately inform the Student.

4.6 The Language Teacher is obligated to refrain from any action which could reduce or prevent the success of the Internetportal system in arranging Scheduled Lessons. In particular, the Language Teacher is prohibited from, for the purpose of bypassing the commission obligation to glovico.org, establishing contact with potential Students which only become aware of that Language Teacher through the Internetportal. If a Student directly makes contact with a Language Teacher without using the Internetportal in order to bypass the process arranged by glovico.org, the Language Teacher must immediately inform glovico.org.

4.7 After successful registration, the Language Teacher is obligated to provide glovico.org with all required information relevant to the Offer. That information includes in particular a detailed description of the Offer, the Lesson Fee in Euro, a photo of the Language Teacher in sufficient quality etc. The detailed information requirements are available in the Application for Registration form. In cases where these requirements have not been satisfied, the Offer cannot be placed on the Internetportal.

4.8 The Language Teacher indemnifies glovico.org and any connected entities, partners, employees, representatives and accomplices in relation to any third party claims made against glovico.org, which arise as a result of any rights violations committed by the Language Teacher – in particular information protection rights, competition rights and/or copyrights violations and/or infringement of protection laws. This indemnity includes the adoption of reasonable legal advice costs and further court and process costs.

4.9 The Language Teacher is obligated to respond to any queries from Students in relation to his or her Offer within 3 working days.

4.10 Where the Language Teacher cannot reach a Student at an agreed Scheduled Lesson time and where that Student has not validly cancelled the Scheduled Lesson, the Language Teacher must document a description of his or her attempts to contact and provide this description upon glovico.org’s request. If the details of the attempt are not sufficiently documented, the Language Teacher’s right to the Lesson Fee could be lost.

 

5. Particulars Regarding Contractual Relationship between Language Teacher and Student

5.1 Neither the Language Teacher's Offer nor the Student’s response to such an Offer through the Internetportal constitute a contract. The Language Teacher's offer merely constitutes an invitation to the Student to make on offer (invitatio ad offerendum). The contract between the Student and the Language Teacher is first complete upon the confirmation of a Scheduled Lesson, after entry of an appointment by a Student in the calendar function, by the Language Teacher.

5.2 The “General Conditions for Language Teachers” and the “General Conditions for Students” regulate the contractual relationship between the Student and the Language Teacher, to the extent that they are relevant for the contractual relationship between the parties.

 

6. Commission

6.1 For the service of arranging a contract between a Language Teacher and a Student glovico.org is entitled to a commission of 3 Euro for each arranged Lesson Hour.

6.2 The commission will be due upon completion of a contract between a Language Teacher and a Student. Glovico.org will provide electronically an invoice regarding any outstanding commissions. The outstanding commissions will be deducted from the associated Language Teacher’s Lesson Fees.

6.3 If the Language Teacher, for reasons attributed to him or her, does not carry out the Scheduled Lesson, a separate right for glovico.org to commission exists which must be paid from Lesson Fees received in relation to other Lesson Hours. Accordingly it is also possible for a Language Teacher’s virtual account to hold a negative balance.

6.4 A right to set off commissions against Lesson Fees only exists where the Language Teacher’s claim is indisputable or legally binding, or in the very least can be easily determined on the papers. A Language Teacher’s claim can only be set off against a Lesson Fee where his or her claim and that Lesson Fee arise pursuant to contracts involving the same contractual parties.

 

7. Term/ Termination

7.1 The contractual relationship exists for an undetermined period. Either party may terminate the contract by giving one month’s notice upon the 1st of the month. The cancellation must be written in order to be effective.

7.2 The right to terminate without notice where an important ground exists is provided. In particular it is an important ground where the Language Teacher:

- repeatedly (more than three times), for reasons attributable to him or her, does not carry out arranged Scheduled Lessons; or

- makes direct contact with a Student who he or she has met through the Internetportal; or

- arranges language lessons as a result of direct contact with a Student in order to avoid the commission otherwise owed to glovico.org.

7.3 Glovico.org may cancel an Offer or registration where a Language Teacher does not abide by a regulation contained in either the General Conditions or the Code of Conduct. Glovico.org retains any right to claim damages.

7.4 In the case of termination, any outstanding Lesson Fees relating to completed Lesson Hours will be tallied, credited to the Language Teacher’s virtual account within 14 days of the date of termination and disbursed to an account specified by the Language Teacher. The virtual account will then be closed.

 

8. Liability

8.1 Glovico.org is unlimitedly responsible for damage caused by its employees and connected entities through wilful acts, gross negligence, malicious concealment of deficiencies, assumption of a guarantee as to composition or quality and for damage or injury to life, body or health. 

8.2 Glovico.org is only responsible for any other damage to the extent that glovico.org did not meet a duty

- which should have facilitated implementation of the contract; an

- which the other party could reasonably expect to be met (is a cardinal duty); and

- so far as the damage is typical and foreseeable in the context of the specified services in the contract.

This contract does not affect any liability pursuant to product liability laws. Any other further liability relating to glovico.org is excluded.

8.3 Where glovico.org cannot perform its contractual duties as a result of industrial action, violence, war, revolt or another event which can not be attributed to the fault of glovico.org, the agreed contractual implementation period will be assumed to be extended.

 

9. Concluding Provisions

9.1 Any amendments to these General Conditions must be agreed by glovico.org and the Language Teacher in writing. These General Conditions will therefore also be valid where glovico.org with knowledge of amendments proposed by a Language Teacher unconditionally continues to act under the contract.

9.2 If a provision within these Conditions is or becomes invalid, all other provisions within these Conditions will be severed and still be valid. The contracting party agrees that any invalid provisions will be replaced with valid provisions, which provide best for the objectives of the contracting partners in an economic sense. This will also be the case in the event that there are any gaps in this contract.

9.3 In relation to commercial transactions the parties agree that any disputes arising in relation to this contract will be exclusively dealt with by the court with jurisdiction over the place of glovico.org’s headquarters. The court of jurisdiction over the place of glovico.org’s headquarters is also the governing court in relation to non-commercial transactions where the Language Teacher does not have a general court of jurisdiction in the Language Teacher’s homeland or where a Language Teacher changes his or her place of residence to a place within the Federal Republic of Germany. The court of jurisdiction over the place of glovico.org’s headquarters is also the governing court when the Language Teacher’s place of residence is not known at the time of commencement of proceedings.

9.4 The business relationship and all resulting associated questions regarding rights are subject exclusively to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and the UN sales laws are excluded.

 

General Business Conditions from www.glovico.org for Language Students

1.    Applicability

1.1    The following conditions, which you (the “Student”) accept as a result of your application through the website, www.glovico.org (the “Internetportal”), apply in relation to the business relationship between the Student and the Glovico UG (liability limited), C/O Stiftung Wertevolle Zukunft, Max-Brauer-Allee 22, 22776 Hamburg (“glovico.org”). 



2.    Entering into the Contract/ Registration

2.1    In order to obtain full access to the Internetportal, the Student must first complete an Application for Registration.  The appropriate Application for Registration form is provided at www.glovico.org.

2.2    Glovico.org will consider each Application for Registration.  Glovico.org may, where these given Conditions have been satisfied, decide to accept the Application for Registration and carry out the registration.  Glovico.org may reject any Application for Registration, and refuse registration, without providing any reasons to the applying Student.  Glovico.org is free throughout the decision-making process of whether an Application for Registration will be accepted.  No Student has a right to registration.

2.3    As well as the provision of name and address, the requirements for registration include provision of a valid email address, details relating to a valid bank account in the Student’s homeland and a valid Skype account address.  In order to pay for Scheduled Lessons, the Student requires a credit card, a valid bank account in Germany (with direct debit available) or a Pay Pal account. The Student has the opportunity to correct any data on the Application for Registration form before final submission.

2.4    The Student assures that all of the information provided throughout the registration process is true and complete.  The Student must not use third party information during the registration process unless he or she is authorized to do so.    

2.5    The Student must immediately inform glovico.org of any amendment to his or her user information.

2.6    The Student assures that at the time of registration he or she is at least 18 years old. 


 
3    Account/ Virtual Balance
3.1    After successful registration, glovico.org will set up an account for the Student.  The Student must log in and set a password for future entry into that account.  The Student can amend the password at any time.  The Student is obligated to keep the password confidential and in particular not provide the password to any third party.

3.2    In a Student’s account, a virtual bank balance will exist and the Student may add money to that balance.  Glovico.org will inform the Student through the Internetportal of his or her payment options.

3.3    Any money added to a Student’s virtual bank balance will be used exclusively to pay a Language Teacher in compliance with his or her right to remuneration for a Scheduled Lesson (see clause 4.3 for definition of “Scheduled Lesson”).  The Student has the opportunity to check the balance of his or her account at anytime through use of a query function requiring the Student’s password.  Withdrawal of money from a bank balance will only be possible where a membership is terminated. 

3.4    Any money held in an account will not attract interest.  The Student agrees to abandonment of any interest concept during registration.

3.5    Where a membership is terminated, any surplus sums of money (determined as best as possible at the time of termination) can be returned to the Student and the Student’s account will be closed. This return payment is conditional on the Student having provided glovico.org with valid details of an active bank account, into which the money should be paid. 

3.6    If at the time of membership termination, glovico.org is not aware of the whereabouts of the Student and the Student has not provided glovico.org with valid details of an active bank account into which surplus money should be paid, glovico.org will store any surplus money in the account for a period of 36 months running from the end of that year; at the end of this period the membership will effectually end.  If within that period the Student does not report to glovico.org in order to provide details of a valid bank account, the surplus sum will no longer be payable to the Student and may be contributed to a recognized charitable organization.



4    Performance of glovico.org

4.1    Glovico.org acts in its relationship to the Student as contract procurer with Language Teachers.

4.2    Glovico.org operates the Internetportal.  Through the Internetportal glovico.org arranges a Student contract with a Language Teacher and provides information about Language Teachers situated in other parts of the world including their names and whether they speak the offered languages as native speakers.  Glovico.org receives a commission for the arrangement of the contracts.  Glovico.org also undertakes collection of any fees for Scheduled Lessons from the Students and then reimburses the Language Teacher by electronic transfer. 

4.3    Through the Internetportal, glovico.org presents the Language Teachers’ offers to provide language classes by Skype (“Offer”).   Where a Student is interested in accepting a particular Offer, the Student can book a Scheduled Lesson through the Internetportal. For the purpose of the contract, glovico.org provides a calendar function within the Internetportal, which will assist a Language Teacher and the Student schedule any language lessons.   This calendar function operates using the MEZ timezone.  All language lessons run for 55 minutes (the “Lesson Hour”).  The Language Teacher will be informed by email of any entries made by a Student in the calendar function.  The Language Teacher must confirm the entry within 48 hours.  When one or more appointments have been entered by a Student and confirmed by the Language Teacher, the corresponding language lesson (the “Scheduled Lesson”) is contractually fixed between the parties at the Euro price per Lesson Hour contained in the Language Teacher’s Offer (the “Lesson Fee”).  

4.4    The Student has the right to cancel a Scheduled Lesson, without providing reasons, no later than 24 hours before that appointment is scheduled to take place.  Where a Student does not validly cancel a Scheduled Lesson but does not attend, that Student must nevertheless pay the Lesson Fee; for this purpose, it is irrelevant whether the Student was aware of the Scheduled Lesson or whether the Student was contactable. 


5    Obligations of the Student

5.1    The Student is obligated to provide throughout the registration process true information.

5.2    The Student is obligated to abide by the glovico.org Code of Conduct.

5.3    The Scheduled Lesson will occur at the agreed time (as stated in the calendar function within the Internetportal) using the free “Voice over IP” (VOIP) software available from Skype.  Glovico.org is not responsible for this software and has no business interest in, or relationship with, the software provider.  The conditions of use independently set by the software provider (Skype Communications S.a.r.l.  of 22/24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxemburg) apply to the use of this software.

5.4    The Student has the obligation at the time of any Scheduled Lesson to be contactable by Skype.  If the Student is not so contactable and has not within the specified time validly cancelled the Scheduled Lesson, the Student must nevertheless pay the Lesson Fee. 

5.5    The Student is obligated to refrain from any action which could reduce or prevent the success of the Internetportal system in arranging Scheduled Lessons.  In particular, the Student is prohibited from, for the purpose of bypassing the commission obligation to glovico.org, establishing contact with a Language Teacher which the Student has met through the Internetportal.  If a Language Teacher directly makes contact with a Student without using the Internetportal in order to bypass the process arranged by glovico.org, the Student must immediately inform glovico.org. 



6    Particulars Regarding Contractual Relationship between Language Teacher and Student

6.1    A contract regarding any Scheduled Lesson will not exist between glovio.org and the Student.  Glovico.org acts between the Student and the Language Teacher merely as a procurer of information and contract.  The completed contract is exclusively between the Student and the Language Teacher.  To that effect, glovico.org takes no responsibility for the proper contractual provision of the Scheduled Lesson from the Language Teacher.  

6.2    An Offer through the Internetportal is not binding on the Language Teacher and a contract has not yet been completed.  That Offer merely constitutes an invitation to treat (invitatio ad offerendum).  The contract between the Student and the Language Teacher is first achieved after the Student pressed the button “Book” next to the Scheduled Lesson. In relation to the Scheduled Lesson in the Calendar Function, the Student has the opportunity to check, and as necessary correct, the related details. 

6.3    The “General Conditions for Language Teachers” and the “General Conditions for Students” regulate the contractual relationship, and form part of the contract, between the Student and the Language Teacher, to the extent that they are relevant. 



7.    Right to Withdrawal

7.1    Independent of the right to cancel no less than 24 hours before a Scheduled Lesson begins, the following also applies:


Right to Withdraw
You may anytime within a month withdraw in written form (letter, fax, email) your acceptance of a contract, without reasons.  The month period begins after receipt of the written instructions, however not before completion of a contract and also not before satisfaction of any information obligations according to s312c Abs BGB in connection with s 1 Abs. 1,2, and 4 BGB-InfoV, as well as our obligations according to s 312e Abs. 1 Satz 1 BGB in connection with s 3 BGV-InfoV.  It is sufficient for a withdrawal to be sent within the withdrawal period.  The withdrawal is to be addressed to:


Glovico UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Adresse: c/o Stiftung Wertevolle Zukunft, Max-Brauer-Allee 22, 22765 Hamburg
Email: tobias.lorenz@glovico.org

Consequences of Withdrawal
If one party effectively withdraws, then, any performance received and emoluments taken are to be returned. In lieu of restitution or return, the obligor must provide compensation.  This can also mean that any contractual payment obligations relating to the period leading up to the withdrawal must be satisfied.  Obligations to reimburse payments must be satisfied within 30 days.  This period begins for you upon the sending of the written withdrawal, and for us upon the receipt of that written withdrawal. 

Particular Details
Your right to withdraw expires prematurely if the contract is fully performed by both parties upon their express wishes, prior to you practising your right to withdrawal. 

END OF WITHDRAWAL INSTRUCTIONS

 


8    Commission

8.1    Based on the fact that the Language Teacher has a contractual relationship with a Student based in a foreign land, glovico.org undertakes to collect for the Language Teacher from the Student the Lesson Fee.  For this purpose, glovico.org will set up after registration a virtual account for the Language Teacher.  Where a Student books a Scheduled Lesson and whether or not that Scheduled Lesson is carried out according to the contract, unless the Student has validly cancelled the Scheduled Lesson, glovico.org will debit that Student’s virtual account with the Lesson Fee and credit that amount to the Language Teacher’s account (minus glovico.org’s commission fee).  Calculations will be made exclusively in Euro. 

8.2    The Lesson Fees will be specified in Euro in the relevant Language Teacher’s Offer.  Where the Language Teacher is situated in a foreign country which does not impose VAT tax or a similar tax, the price representation in the Internetportal will be amended. 

8.3    The Language Teacher’s claim for remuneration exists upon performance of the Scheduled Lesson or where by reason of the Student’s default the Scheduled Lesson can not be performed – for example where at the time of a Scheduled Lesson the Student is not contactable and has not validly cancelled the Scheduled Lesson before the preceding 24 hour period - and is immediately due.  If a Scheduled Lesson cannot be partially or fully performed due to technical reasons, which cannot be attributed to the Student (for example, because of a break in the connection), the relevant Student and Language Teacher should schedule an alternative appointment to carry out the remains of the Scheduled Lesson.

8.4    The payment will be made by direct debit from the virtual account of the Student. 

8.5     A right to set off commissions against Lesson Fees only exists where the Student’s claim is indisputable or final, or in the very least can be easily determined on the papers.  A party’s claim can only be set off against a Lesson Fee where his or her claim and that Lesson Fee arise pursuant to contracts involving the same contractual parties.



9    Term/ Termination

9.1    The contractual relationship exists for an undetermined period.  Either party may terminate the contract by giving one month’s notice upon the 1st of the month.  The cancellation must be written in order to be effective.    

9.2    The right to terminate without notice where an important ground exists is provided.  In particular it is an important ground where the Student:
•    makes direct contact with a Language Teacher who he or she has met through the Internetportal; or
•    arranges language lessons as a result of direct contact with a Student in order to avoid the commission otherwise owed to glovico.org.

9.3    Glovico.org may cancel a registration where a Student does not abide by a regulation contained in either the General Conditions or the Code of Conduct.  Glovico.org retains any right to claim damages.   



10.    Liability

10.1    Glovico.org’s is unlimitedly responsible for damage caused by its employees and connected entities through wilful acts, gross negligence, malicious concealment of deficiencies, assumption of a guarantee as to composition or quality and for damage or injury to life, body or health. 

10.2    Glovico.org is only responsible for any other damage to the extent that glovico.org did not meet a duty:
•    which should have facilitated implementation of the contract; and
•    which the other party could reasonably expect to be met (is a cardinal duty); and
•    so far as the damage is typical and foreseeable in the context of the specified services in the contract. 
This contract does not affect any liability pursuant to product liability laws.  Any other further liability relating to glovico.org is excluded. 

10.3    Where glovico.org cannot perform its contractual duties as a result of industrial action, violence, war, revolt or another event which can not be attributed to the fault of glovico.org, the agreed contractual implementation period will be assumed to be extended. 



11    Concluding Provisions

11.1     If a provision within these Conditions is or becomes invalid, all other provisions within these Conditions will be severed and still be valid.  The contracting party agrees that any invalid provisions will be replaced with valid provisions, which provide best for the objectives of that contracting partner in an economic sense.  This will also be the case in the event that there are any gaps in this contract. 

11.2    In relation to commercial transactions the parties agree that any disputes arising in relation to this contract will be exclusively dealt with by the court with jurisdiction over the place of glovico.org’s headquarters.  The court of jurisdiction over the place of glovico.org’s headquarters is also the governing court in relation to non-commercial transactions where the Student does not have a general court of jurisdiction in the Student’s homeland or where a Student changes his or her place of residence to a place within the Federal Republic of Germany.  The court of jurisdiction over the place of glovico.org’s headquarters is also the governing court when the Student’s place of residence is not known at the time of commencement of proceedings. 

11.3    The business relationship and all resulting associated questions regarding rights are subject exclusively to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and the UN sales laws are excluded.