Last Modified on 16 March 2010
Personal Data We Collect
When you request information, enroll in our programs or contact us to become a partner, we collect personally identifying information such as your name, age, gender, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, educational and employment background and interests, and credit card information (“personal data”). If you are enrolling as a student, we also may also collect other personal data, such as information regarding your health so that, if necessary, we can assess your application or make appropriate accommodation for you. In addition, if you send us an e-mail or communicate with us offline, we may collect the personal data that you voluntarily provide us at that time.
Personal Data from Children
We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under thirteen.
Use of Personal Data
We may use the personal data we collect from you in the following ways:
Fulfillment of Requests. Kaplan may use personal data to fulfill the purpose for which such personal data was provided (for example to enroll you in our courses or to respond to a specific inquiry).
Administrative Communications. We may use personal data to notify you about your enrollment or academic progress, other matters related to your use of our services, important information regarding the Site or changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information may be important to your use of our services, you may not opt-out of receiving such communications.
Other Communications. We may use personal data to inform you of special offers and new or existing services that we believe may be of interest to you or to send surveys or questionnaires so that we can learn more about our your needs and interests. If you would prefer that we do not send marketing messages to you, please see the “Your Ability to Choose” section below.
Purchases. When you enroll in our services, we may collect your credit card number or other payment account number (for example, your wireless account number), billing address and other information related to such purchase (collectively, “Payment Information”) from you, and may use such Payment Information in order to fulfill your purchase.
Promotions. We may operate sweepstakes, contests and similar promotions (collectively, “Promotions”). We may ask you for certain personal data when you enter and, if applicable, win a Promotion. You should carefully review the rules, if any, of each Promotion, as they may contain additional information about Kaplan International Colleges’s use of personal data. To the extent that the terms and conditions of such rules conflict with this Policy, the terms and conditions of such rules shall control.
Internal Business Purposes. We also may use personal data for our internal business purposes, such as to improve the Site, allow us to personalize the content that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences, and perform data analysis, audits and so forth.
Disclosure of Personal Data
We may disclose personal and other data we collect from you in the following ways:
Service Providers. We may hire other companies to perform services on our behalf including, without limitation, facilitating some aspects of our Site and services, managing our database, contacting you, sending e-mail, and fulfilling your requests. These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your personal data solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf. Kaplan is the data controller and will remain accountable for the personal information.
Kaplan Affiliates. We also may share your data with other business divisions and subsidiaries of Kaplan, Inc. (our “Affiliated Businesses”) that provide services we think might interest you. For a list of subsidiaries of Kaplan, Inc., see the Annual Report of Kaplan, Inc.’s parent, The Washington Post Company at http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/104889/000095013307000873/w30536exv21.htm. If you do not want us to share your personal data with our Affiliated Businesses, please see the “Your Ability to Choose” section below.
Business Transfers. Kaplan may in its sole discretion, transfer, sell or assign your personal data to a third party in connection with a change in the corporate structure of Kaplan such as, but not limited to, merger, consolidation, sale, liquidation, or transfer of substantial assets.
Others. We may disclose personal information, as permitted or required by law, and to: (i) respond to inquiries or requests from governmental or public authorities; (ii) protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Kaplan; (iii) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit damages that we may sustain; and (iv) enforce our agreements, including without limitation our enrollment terms and conditions.
Collection and Use of Non-Personal Data
Your visit to our Site may automatically provide us with non-personal data that is not linked to personal data about you, such as your browser type, operating system, domain name, access times, and referring website addresses. We collect non-personal data for statistical analysis regarding the use of the Site and its specific Web pages and how our visitors use and navigate our website on an aggregate basis. Because non-personal data does not personally identify you, we may use or disclose such information for any purpose. If we do combine any non-personal data with personal data, we will treat the combined data as personal data in accordance with this Policy.
Transfer of Data Outside Your Country
As we are an international business with employees, affiliates and service providers all over the world, please note that the personal data you provide to us may be transferred to and processed and stored in the United States or other countries, including without limitation your home country, the country in which you plan to matriculate or other countries where Kaplan, Inc. has offices. Although the data protection laws of these various countries may not be as comprehensive as those in your own country, Kaplan will take appropriate steps to ensure that personal data is handled as described in this Policy. By providing personal data and other information to us, you understand and consent to the collection, use, processing, disclosure and transfer of such personal data to the United States and other countries where Kaplan, Inc. has offices and service providers.
Your Ability to Choose
If you have given us your contact data, we may want to inform you about our services or invite you to events by email, telephone or postal mail.
You can let us know if you do not want us to send you information about our products and services by telling us at the time you enroll or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can let us know if you do not want us to share your data with our Affiliated Businesses for their marketing purposes by telling us at the time you enroll or by contacting us at email@example.com.
Please note, however, that if you “opt out” as described above, we will not be able to remove personal data from the databases of Affiliated Businesses with which we have already shared personal data about you (e.g., prior to your opt-out request).
We are concerned with the security of the personal data we collect from you. Kaplan will take appropriate measures to:
(1) protect personal data collected against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction; and(2) keep personal data accurate and up-to-date, consistent with applicable law.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, although we strive to protect your personal data, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through or in connection with the Site or that is stored by us. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is not secure, please notify us of the problem immediately by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Other Websites
Access and Correction
If you are a registered member of the Kaplan Partner Zone or Student Zone you may review and update your personal data by clicking the View Details in the Partner Zone control panel and Update My Profile in the Student zone. To the extent required by applicable law, you may be able to request that we inform you about the personal data we maintain about you and, where appropriate, request that we update, correct, and/or suppress personal data about you that we maintain in our active database. Such requests must be submitted to the following email address: email@example.com. Please note that even in countries where laws require us to delete or suppress personal data upon your request, we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping. In addition, we are not responsible for removing or updating your personal information from the databases of our Affiliated Businesses or third parties with whom we have already shared personal data.
Updates to This Policy
From time to time we may modify this Policy. We will announce material changes to the Policy by posting the revised Policy on the Site, and where required by applicable law, notifying you through a notice on our home page, information collection forms or via e-ail. You can determine when this Policy was last revised by checking the “Last Modified” legend at the top of this Policy. Your continued use of the Site and our services after any modification indicates your agreement to the new terms.
If you have questions or concerns about this policy or the Site, also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last modified on 16 March 2010
Payment deadline: All course costs must be paid in full no later than 30 days before the course starts. If a booking is made less than 30 days before the course starts, the fees are immediately payable. If payment in full has not been received, you will not be allowed to start your course.
Visa information: It is the responsibility of the student to arrange all applicable travel permits or visas and to have a valid passport.
UK: We will provide you with a Letter of Acceptance or Confi rmation of Acceptance of Studies. You will also be asked to establish your level of English during the visa process and must provide ONE the following:
- High school certificate/attendance record, university certificate or other document which shows you have studied English on a full or part-time basis and the level of English you have reached
- Certificate from an internationally recognised English exam such as IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or other Cambridge Exam. (N.B. this is NOT compulsory but could be used if you have taken one of these examinations)
- A teacher’s reference or certificate from a local language school to establish the dates of an English course you participated in and the English level reached
Ireland/Canada: We will provide you with an invitation letter or a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (UK) to assist you with your visa application.
USA: Once we have received your application, we will send a Proof of Funds form, which must be completed in order for Kaplan to issue you a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20), which is required in order to apply for a Student Visa at the US Consulate.
Australia: Visa application forms (Confirmation of Enrolment) may not be issued by the school until full payment has been received and the enrolment agreement has been signed and returned.
New Zealand: In accordance with government regulations, visa support (Fees Receipt) is only issued by Kaplan when full payment has been received. For full details of visa and permit requirements, please visit: www.immigration.govt.nz.
Courier fees: If you enrol on a course in the USA less than 30 days before the course start date, a courier fee of USD50 will be charged to cover the expedition of visa documentation. If you enrol more than 30 days before the course start date, documentation will be sent by normal postal service, unless you request and pay for the courier service. In all other countries, a courier service is available at: GBP 35, EUR 55, CAD 75, AUD 75, NZD 85. In Canada, you will be charged for a courier service if you are a minor, as the school will be required to courier Custodianship documents to you.
Travel and Medical Insurance: Travel and medical insurance is compulsory at all Kaplan schools for the duration of your stay regardless of your course length or course/visa type. Kaplan can recommend a travel and medical insurance plan that we advise you to take. Details of what this covers are available from your Kaplan representative. You are required to show proof of medical insurance at the school when you arrive.
Australia: The Australian government requires all students on Student Visas to join the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme, a health insurance plan for overseas students in Australia. Payment of AUD34/month for compulsory OSHC for the duration of the student’s stay must be made before a visa can be issued.
New Zealand: Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health and can be viewed on their website at http://www.moh.govt.nz . In addition, The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at http://www.acc.co.nz
6. Health declaration: Students must report on their application any mental or physical illness, allergy, disability or condition that may interfere with their ability to successfully complete their programme, that may impact the health and well-being of any other student or staff member, that may require monitoring, treatment or emergency intervention of any kind during the student’s anticipated period of enrolment, or that may require special accommodations. Kaplan reserves the right to reject an applicant or terminate a student’s enrolment in the programme if the student’s continued participation represents a risk to their health and safety or to the health and safety of other students or staff, or if, notwithstanding reasonable accommodations, in the opinion of Kaplan, the student’s physical or mental condition makes the student unable or unlikely to successfully complete their programme.
UK/Ireland: The British and Irish governments require all students under 18 to submit a Waiver form and an Authorisation of Emergency Medical Treatment form which will be provided at the time of booking.
USA: Some schools located on university campuses require students to provide a Health Declaration and Immunization form.
New Zealand: Students staying for 6 months or more must undergo TB screening. Please check with your Kaplan representative for details. All students under 18 must provide a signed Minor Authorization form prior to arrival.
Tuition fees: Tuition fees include lessons, orientation meeting, use of computer room and internet, placement and progress testing and a Kaplan certificate on completion of the course. Kaplan reserves the right to withhold the granting of a certificate attained by a student if student fees remain outstanding.
Additional services: Any additional services (airport transfers, travel, laundry, telephone costs, excursions, medical costs, accommodation placement fees, special diet, close to school, Christmas and Summer supplements, guardian fees, exam fees, change of accommodation and enrolment amendments) are not included in any fees unless specifically stated on a valid invoice.
Twin accommodation: At Kaplan International Colleges’s discretion, students may be required to book single room accommodation instead of twin room.
Under 18 year olds: Kaplan delivers adult courses (except for programmes advertised as being for juniors or young learners). Therefore, students aged 16 and 17 are advised that they will be attending classes with students aged 18 and over. Under 18 year olds may be required to pay a guardian fee, live in Kaplan-approved accommodation and to book Kaplan International Colleges’s airport transfer service (these are compulsory in Australia and New Zealand).
Rules and regulations: Kaplan students are subject to the rules and regulations governing the particular school location attended.
Arrivals and departures: All accommodation is booked from the Saturday or Sunday before the course start date until the Saturday morning after the course end date, unless otherwise advised. A partial week may be counted as 1 week’s accommodation.
Late arrivals, vacations and absences: If you begin your enrolment late or are absent during your course, no refund will be made for the time missed. Periods of absence cannot be made up with a free extension of the course. Vacation dates are pre-built into the Academic Year and Academic Semester programmes and students cannot make changes to these dates. Breaks taken at other times will be marked as periods of absence. For other courses, granting of any session breaks after the course has started will be at the discretion of individual schools and may incur a change fee or be marked as a period of absence.
Meals and classes missed: No refunds or substitutions will be made for meals or classes missed due to exams, excursions, internships, first day orientation or other obligations that fall outside the normal schedule.
Public holidays: Classes are normally not held and most school facilities are closed on public holidays. All published course start dates fall on a Monday. If the Monday is a public holiday, the start date will fall on a Tuesday. Compensation will not be made for classes not offered on public holidays.
Campus facilities: Students attending a Kaplan school at a university or college campus location are advised that campus facilities may not be available during campus holidays. Further details are available from the Kaplan booking office.
Change fees: A minimum of 4 weeks’ notice is required for any change. If you request a change of school location, course dates, accommodation or programme type after your course has started, you will be charged a change fee of GBP60, EUR85, USD100, CAD100, AUD75, NZD75 which is payable at the time the request is made. Academic Year or Semester students cannot transfer to a different Kaplan school during term time and may only transfer once during their programme. If changing to a location where fees are lower, the difference in fees will not be refunded. If changing to a more expensive location or programme, the difference in fees will be charged. All changes require approval of the Programme Director. You will not be charged a change fee if you extend your course, but late homestay extensions in Canada may require a re-placement fee of CAD100. Any change of tuition resulting in a reduction in lessons will be treated as a termination and rebooking, and will thus be subject to the standard terms & conditions governing terminations (see ‘Termination Policy’).
Duration of lessons: All English lessons are 45 minutes in duration unless otherwise stated. Courses run from Monday to Friday and lessons are scheduled both in the morning and the afternoon with different shifts at various times of year.
Substitution policy: If, after the placement test taken on arrival at the school, a student is found to be at a level which is not appropriate for their booked course, the school reserves the right to place the student in an appropriate level class, which may have fewer lessons and a different curriculum. Students who do not have the ability to follow any course on offer may be required to terminate their studies with Kaplan. We also reserve the right to cancel courses at short notice due to insufficient demand.
Programme changes: Kaplan has the right to change course start dates, course curriculum and programmes at any time due to errors, omissions and circumstances beyond our control. However, in cases where the course is rescheduled prior to the start of the first course and the new date is unacceptable to the student, all fees will be refunded.
Prices: Kaplan has the right to change prices due to tax increases, governmental actions or other events beyond Kaplan International Colleges’s control. Prices are valid for courses starting in 2010.
Books and learning materials: All books and learning materials will be made available to students during their course. A book deposit (GBP 25, EUR 35, USD 40, AUD 70, NZD 75) may be charged at the beginning of the course. This will be refunded at the end of the course, if the books are returned in good condition. Some specialized courses may require the purchase of books.
Residential housing deposit: A refundable housing deposit of up to GBP 150, EUR 200, USD 500, CAD 400, NZD 100/300 or AUD 250 may be charged on arrival to students taking residential accommodation in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. The deposit is returned unless there is damage, loss or extra cleaning to be paid for on the student’s departure.
Expulsion/Suspension: Any student who commits a criminal offence, violates the student conduct code or school policy, has a very poor attendance record or fails to pay an amount he or she is directly or indirectly liable to pay Kaplan in order to undertake the course, may be expelled or suspended. No refund will be given and the immigration authorities will be informed. (Western Australia: no refund for first 20 weeks of course, refund of 40% for subsequent 20 weeks and full refund thereafter.)
Liability: The liability of Kaplan, its group companies, their directors, offi cers, employees, affi liates, agents and partners with respect to losses, damages, injuries, illnesses or violations or otherwise is (except where such liability cannot be excluded as a matter of law) limited in all circumstances to the full amount paid to Kaplan or the relevant Kaplan group company by the relevant student for the particular program. Such persons will in no circumstances have any liability for indirect or consequential losses or damages.
Force majeure: It is a basic stipulation of the agreement/ contract between students and Kaplan, its affiliates or its representatives (collectively referred to as ‘Kaplan’), that Kaplan is not liable in cases where Kaplan is unable to fulfil any services to which they are contractually bound because of fire, natural disaster, act of government, failure of suppliers or subcontractors, labour disputes or other reasons which are beyond their control.
Codes of practice: Kaplan has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the New Zealand Minister of Education and by the Australian National Code of Practice and the Educational Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act 2000). Information on these Codes is available on request from Kaplan or from
www.minedu.govt.nz and www.dest.gov.au/esos.
Australia: Aspect Education Sydney Pty Ltd, WELS (Australia) Pty Ltd, Aspect ILA Perth Pty Ltd, Access Learning Institutes Pty Ltd and Kaplan Cairns Pty Ltd are trading as and referred to as Kaplan International College Sydney City, Kaplan International College Melbourne, Kaplan International College Sydney Manly, Kaplan International College Perth, Kaplan International College Brisbane and Kaplan International College Cairns. Agreement to the Kaplan Terms and Conditions does not remove the student’s right to take further action under Australia’s consumer protection laws, or their right to pursue other legal remedies under Australian law.
Student Visa Australia/UK/USA/NZ: Student visa holders are required to provide Kaplan with a current residential address and telephone number at all times, maintain satisfactory academic progress and attend a minimum of 80% of their course (Australia/USA/NZ – 85% in New York). In the UK if ten contact days are missed the student is outside the terms of their visa and this has to be reported to the UKBA. Students who fail to show up for their enrolment or with less than 80% attendance (Australia/USA/ NZ – 85% in New York) or who miss ten days (UK) will be reported to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) in Australia, The Border Agency in the UK, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the USA or to NZIS in New Zealand. Information collected by Kaplan which personally identifies a student and information regarding a student’s course progress may be shared with the Australian State and Federal or British government, designated authorities, the Tuition Assurance Scheme (Australia), students’ parents, Kaplan staff and representatives and the ESOS Assurance Fund Manager (Australia). This information may include personal and contact details, course enrolment details and changes, and circumstances of any suspected breach by the student of any visa condition. Any school-aged dependents accompanying overseas students to Australia will be required to pay full fees if they are enrolled in either a government or non-government school.
Refunds will be made via the Kaplan representative to whom the fees were originally paid, or to the student’s bank account in the same country and currency in which the fees were originally paid. All refunds will be made within 45 days of written notifi cation. In the event of Kaplan cancelling or terminating a course, a full refund of all unused fees will be made.
Australia: Refunds will be paid within 14 working days. Tuition fees are covered by the ACPET OSTAS and EA TAS fund in the event that Kaplan Sydney, Perth, Brisbane or Cairns defaults.
‘Cancellation’ refers to the period up to the start date of the fi rst course you are attending. In cases where cancellations are made in writing 7 days or more before the arrival date listed on the booking confi rmation form, or on written notifi cation of a visa rejection and receipt of relevant supporting documentation, 100% of the tuition and accommodation fees will be refunded, but in all cases, the courier fee, accommodation placement fee (if utilised), enrolment fee (refundable in New Zealand) and any other service charges are non-refundable.
For cancellations and postponements made less than 7 days before the arrival date listed on the booking confi rmation form including ‘no shows’, tuition and accommodation fees will be refunded less one week’s accommodation fee (two weeks’ accommodation fee for hostels and apartments in Australia) and a tuition fee of GBP100, EUR150, USD200, CAD200, AUD240. In all cases, the courier fee, enrolment fee, accommodation placement fee, medical insurance and any other service charges are non-refundable.
‘Termination’ means stopping or leaving all or part of the course or courses booked, including extensions, once the fi rst course has started. When determining the number of weeks completed, a partial week will be counted as a whole week, provided the student was present at least one day during the scheduled week. Used weeks of discounted tuition and accommodation packages will be charged at the full brochure weekly rate when any refund is calculated. In all cases additional service charges (eg. airport transfers, courier fees, enrolment fees, medical insurance, accommodation placement fee etc.) are non-refundable and written notifi cation of termination must be given to the school Principal or Director. Students who terminate their programme may not be eligible to receive a Kaplan certificate.
Tuition: UK, Ireland, and Australia: No refunds will be made for tuition. Tuition fees are non-transferable to other students.
Tuition: Canada: In cases where a course is terminated, any tuition refunds are paid within 30 days of a written request. Refunds are calculated as follows:
After up to 10% of the programme has been completed: 50% refund of unused tuition fees
After 11 – 29% of the programme has been completed: 30% refund of unused tuition fees
After 30% or more of the programme has completed: 0% refund of unused tuition fees
Tuition: USA: For all English programme terminations, students must give written notification to the School Director to avoid tuition penalty. In all cases, the first 4 weeks of tuition shall be forfeited. Subsequent to the notification requirement, the following conditions apply:
For all English courses between 1 and 19 weeks, the first 4 weeks shall be forfeited and refunds will be calculated as follows for terminations made:
during the first week: 75% of the remaining unused tuition fees
during the second week: 50% of the remaining unused tuition fees
during the third week: 25% of the remaining unused tuition fees
during or after the fourth week: no refund
For Academic Semester, Academic Year and all English courses longer than 20 weeks, refunds will be calculated as follows for terminations made:
During the first week and up to halfway through the course: 90% of the remaining unused tuition
After 50% of the course has been completed: no refund
For all Test Preparation courses, including iGRE, iGMAT, iSAT and TAE, refunds will be calculated as follows for terminations:
After 1 training session* but before 2 training sessions*, 75% of tuition paid (less shipping fee)
After 2 training sessions* but before 3 training sessions*, 50% of tuition paid (less shipping fee)
After completing 3 training sessions*, no refund
*Due to the wide selection of Kaplan training resources offered, a training session is defined as any of the following: 1) one class (teaching session or proctored exam); 2) one visit to the in-centre training library 3) use of online training resources (workshops, quizzes etc) 4) one tutoring or consulting session 5) use of the home-study materials.
Tuition: New Zealand (in accordance with the NZQA and Kaplan refund policy)
Courses of 13 weeks or longer: cancellations or terminations made prior to or within the first 7 days of the course will be refunded in full, less 10% or NZD 500, whichever is the lesser. After the first 7 days no refunds will be given.
Courses of 5-12 weeks: cancellations or terminations made prior to or within the first 5 days of the course will be refunded in full, less 25%. After the first 5 days no refunds will be given.
Courses of under 5 weeks: cancellations or terminations made prior to or within the first 2 days of the course will be refunded in full, less 50%. After the first 2 days no refunds will be given.
Accommodation: UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: Students must give 4 weeks’ notice (or 8 weeks’ notice for discounted accommodation packages) in writing to the School Director/Principal. A refund will be made of 100% of the unused accommodation fee less notice period and the applicable change fee. For terminations made after 50% of the booking has been completed, no refund will be given, except in New Zealand and Australia.
These Terms and Conditions may differ according to any changes in the policy of the governing body. You will be notifi ed at the time of booking of any such amendments. Any dispute, claim or other matter arising will be subject to the current laws in the destination country. In these Terms and Conditions, Kaplan refers to all Kaplan International group schools including Kaplan International Colleges, Kaplan International Centers and Pacific Language Institute (PLI). Full PLI Terms and Conditions are available at www.pli.ca
Special conditions apply to our Partner School in Malta: Cancellations must be made at least 14 days before the fi rst course start date for a full refund of accommodation and tuition fees. For late cancellations made less than 14 days before the course start date, a refund will be made less one week’s accommodation and tuition fees. No fees will be refunded if a programme is terminated after the start date of the course.
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