Terms and Conditions

Welcome to our https://www.academyofmontessori.com (our ‘Site’).

This Site gives you an opportunity to browse and purchase Montessori products and services that may be applied for teaching children 2.5 to 6 years.

Products and services offered in this site is a collaboration of Yayasan Sunshine Teachers’ Training, Indonesia; PT Sinergi Aditama t/as Academy of Montessori, Indonesia.

These Terms and Conditions (Terms) govern your use of this Site along with the offered products and services, and form a binding contractual agreement between you and Academy of Montessori (we, us, our).

The Site offers courses of Academy of Montessori (AOM Indonesia). Certifications are issued by Academy of Montessori,  Indonesia. By enrolling to any courses in this Site, you will be bound by the course terms of AOM Indonesia. This will be provided once you enrol for the course.

These Terms are important and you should ensure that you read them carefully and contact Academy of Montessori at ask@academyofmontessori.com if you have any questions before purchasing our products or engaging our services.

These Terms constitute the entire and only agreement between you and us and supersedes all prior agreements, conduct, representations and understandings.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

  1. By accessing, downloading or using the products and services offered on our Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms, which you acknowledge that you have read and understood.
  2. We may change all or part of these Terms at any time. If we do, the new Terms and conditions will be posted on this Site. Your continued use of the Site will constitute your acceptance of any changes. If you object to any changes to the Terms, your only remedy is to contact us at ask@academyofmontessori.com and immediately discontinue your use of the products and/or services.

GENERAL DISCLAIMER

  1. All Academy of Montessori’s Products, Courses and Services are intended for general education and information purposes only. Nothing on this Site, or any of the content provided to you by us during our provision of the products and/ or services, purports to offer legal, medical, tax or other professional advice. Use caution and always seek professional advice before acting on any information that we provide.
  2. Academy of Montessori provides support, guidance and tools for you to set your teaching goals that may be applied with your children at home or in your classroom, but any decision you make, and the consequences that flow from such decisions, is your sole responsibility. Your success in applying Montessori, and anything you learn from this Site, depends on many factors, including your dedication, participation, desire, and motivation.
  3. Any testimonials and examples within our marketing materials are not to be taken as a guarantee that you will achieve the same or similar results.
  4. You acknowledge and agree that Academy of Montessori, its directors, principals, employees and representatives are not responsible for decisions that you may make nor losses that may arise out of any business or personal decision made by you at any time.

JOBS AND INCOME DISCLAIMER

  1. Academy of Montessori cannot and does not make any guarantees about your ability to get results or earn any money, get jobs or achieve any results in implementing our ideas, information, tools, or strategies with children. You acknowledge that there is no guarantee of any kind that is provided with purchase of our products and/or services.
  2. Any representations referenced by us on the Site, in our videos, forums or during the provision of our services are illustrative of concepts only and should not be considered as promises for actual or future performance.
  3. All Montessori Services / Courses in this Site and its Certifications is not a guarantee for any kind of job. Montessori is NOT a teaching qualification by itself. It is a methodology of teaching that may be applied at home or in a classroom/school.

REGISTERING YOUR DETAILS

  1. Before you purchase our Products, Courses, and/or services, you must provide us with your details.
  2. You must provide accurate, complete and up-to-date registration information, as requested, and it is your responsibility to inform us of any changes to your registration information.
  3. We may at any time request a form of identification to verify your identity.

YOUR OBLIGATIONS

  1. When using our products, Courses and/or services, you may be given access to Facebook groups/community (Community), other online or in person forums or events in which you may post comments, photos, messages or other material (Your Content). When posting Your Content, you agree that you will not post or otherwise publish through this Site:
    1. Content that is unlawful, fraudulent, misleading, deceitful, threatening, abusive, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, abusive, offensive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.
    2. Content that harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful to an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability.
    3. Information that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person’s consent.
    4. Information that constitutes promotion or advertisement for groups, events or activities organised through competing social clubs, activity sites and internet platforms, except as otherwise expressly permitted by us.
    5. Any information or content that impersonates any person or entity.
    6. Any material, non-public information about companies without authorisation to do so.
    7. Any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities or other unsolicited commercial communication (except as otherwise expressly permitted by us).
    1. By posting or otherwise publishing Your Content on our Site or Community, you:
      1. Grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, licence to use, reproduce, edit Your Content in any form and for any purpose;
      2. Warrant that you have the right to grant the above licences;
      3. Warrant that Your Content does not breach these Terms; and
      4. Consent to any act or omission which would otherwise constitute an infringement of your moral rights, and if you add any content in which any third party has moral rights, you must also ensure that the third party also consents in the same manner.
    1. We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to:
      1. Review, modify, reformat, reject or remove Your Content that, in our opinion, violates these Terms or otherwise has the potential to harm, endanger or violate the rights of any person; and
      2. Monitor use of the Site, and store or disclose any information that we collect, including in order to investigate compliance with the Terms or for the purposes of any police investigation or governmental request.

CODE OF CONDUCT

  1. Our Site and Community is a space for learning and is a pitch-free, solicitation-free and sales-free environment.
  2. Whilst using this Site and/or Community, we ask that you not:
    1. Contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted.
    2. Collect personal data about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes.
    3. Infringe other user’s privacy rights.
    4. Violate the intellectual property of others.
    5. Post anything that contains software viruses, worms or any other harmful code; or
    6. Use manual or automated software, devices, script robots, other means or processes to access our Site or any related data or information.

CONFIDENTIALITY

  1. We respect your confidential and proprietary information, ideas, plans and trade secrets (collectively, Confidential Information) and by using products and/or services of Academy of Montessori, you agree to respect the same rights of the product and/or services participants (Participants) and representatives of Academy of Montessori.
  2. You agree:
    1. That any Confidential Information shared by Participants or any of our representatives is confidential and proprietary and belongs solely and exclusively to the Participant who discloses it or to us.
    2. Not to disclose such information to any other person or use it in any manner other than in discussion with Participants during training sessions.
    3. That all materials and information provided to you by us are our confidential and proprietary information and intellectual property, belong solely and exclusively to us, and may only be used by you as authorised by us.
    4. That if you violate, or threaten to violate, any of your agreements contained in this paragraph, we will be entitled to, among other things, injunctive relief to prohibit such violations.
  3. While you are free to discuss your personal results from our services, you must keep the experience and statements, oral or written, of the Participants in the strictest of confidence.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES

  1. All material on this Site, in our Community or otherwise delivered by us including (but not limited to) course content, text, graphics, information architecture and coding (Our Content), is subject to copyright. While you may access, browse or print Our Content for non-commercial, personal or internal business use, you must obtain our prior express written permission if you’d like to use, copy, record or reproduce it. Modification of Our Content for any other purpose is a violation of our copyright and other proprietary rights and is strictly prohibited.
  2. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by using the Site or Our Content.
  3. The trademarks, logos, and Courses displayed on our Site are the registered and/or unregistered trademarks of Sony Vasandani. The trademarks whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that does not belong to us, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion with customers, or in any manner that disparages us.
  4. Nothing contained on this Site or in our Community should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark without our express written permission.
  5. You agree that damages may be an inadequate remedy to a breach of these Terms and acknowledge that Sony Vasandani will be entitled to seek injunctive relief if such steps are necessary to prevent violations of its intellectual property rights.

RIGHT TO SUSPEND, TERMINATE AND REFUND

  1. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your use of the Site or our products and/or services generally, if you breach any of these Terms, as determined by us in our sole discretion.
  2. Refunds are not provided for our products and/or services, including where you have been given access to Our Content for more than 7 (seven) calendar days.

FINANCIAL TERMS

  1. Invoices for any program are automatically generated and can be requested at any time by emailing ask@academyofmontessori.com.
  2. Some of our payments are operated through an online and automated billing system (Online Payment), where your payments are made via Online Payment.
  3. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate any product or service, at our discretion, if payment is defaulted.

LIABILITY IS LIMITED

  1. The disclaimers, liability limitations and indemnities within these Terms do not exclude rights that by law may not be excluded. Such rights include, but are not limited to, those rights under the Indonesian Consumer Protection Law and Australian Consumer Law.
  2. We do not make any express or implied representation or warranty about, or shall be liable, in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss, damages or reliance in connection with any of Our Site, Our Community or Our Content.
  3. In no event will we be liable for any damages whatsoever, including but not limited to any direct, indirect, special, consequential, punitive or incidental damages, or damages for loss of use, profits, data or other intangibles, or the cost of procurement of substitute products or services arising out of or related to the use, inability to use, unauthorised use, performance or non-performance of or reliance upon this Site, Community or Our Content.
  4. These limitations and Terms include (but are not restricted to) loss or damage you might suffer as a result of:
    1. Reliance on the completeness, accuracy, suitability or currency of information, products or services irrespective of any verifying measures taken by us.
    2. Failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, failure to correct defects, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or harmful component, loss of data, communication line failure, unlawful third party conduct, or theft, destruction, alteration or unauthorised access to records.
    3. Accessing websites or servers maintained by other organisations through links on our Site, Community or products or services. Links are provided for convenience only. We do not endorse linked websites nor their products and services and you access them at your own risk.
    4. The use of credit card or other financial information, failure to complete (or delay in completing) any transaction, or other loss or damage arising from any transaction made or attempted on our Site.

YOUR INDEMNITY

  1. You indemnify us from all actions, suits, claims, demands, liabilities, costs, expenses, loss and damage (including legal fees on a full indemnity basis) incurred or suffered by you or us as a direct or indirect consequence of using or attempting to use our information, products, services or any breach by you or your agents of these Terms. We are not responsible for, and expressly disclaim all liability to the fullest extent permitted by law, for damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within our Site, Community or through use of our products or services.

NO TRANSFER OR ASSIGNMENT

  1. You cannot transfer or assign any products, services purchased in this Site without Academy of Montessori’s prior written consent.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  1. If a dispute arises between the parties in relation to these Terms, the dispute must be dealt with in accordance with this clause and any party claiming that a dispute exists must notify the other party to the dispute (Second Party) in writing of the nature of the dispute.
  2. In the case of claims against us, all notices are to be provided to ask@academyofmontessori.com

YOUR FEEDBACK

  1. We welcome enquiries or feedback on our Site. Unless specifically stated by you, we shall treat any information you provide us with, as non-proprietary and non-confidential.

If you have questions or comments regarding this Site, or products or services, please email us at ask@academyofmontessori.com

OUR SERVICES (the Services)

  1. Our Online Certificate in Montessori Education (the Course)., is a course tailored for your learning to help you implement Montessori in your home or classroom environment
  2. You may sign up for the Course through the Site.
  3. Upon signing up, you will receive a Student Handbook (the Handbook) that contains our policies for the program. Once you have accepted the terms as stated in the Handbook, and subject to receipt of payment of any required fees, Academy of Montessori agrees to provide you with the course for One Year (the Duration).
  4. Our Tutors will provide you with the support to help you progress through your course via phone call/Whatsapp messages, Community discussions and emails. For this to happen, you will need to be responsive to the Tutors.
  5. Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a ‘Certificate of Montessori Education’ issued by Sunshine Teachers’ Training, Indonesia. (STT Indonesia)
  6. Sunshine Teachers’ Training is not affiliated or associated with any other institutions in the World. Sunshine Teachers’ Training is accredited by Board of National Accreditation for Early Childhood Education, Non-Formal Education (Badan Akreditasi Nasional, Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini, Pendidikan Non-Formal (BAN PAUD, PNF), Indonesia.

DURATION OF SERVICES

  1. You will have access to the Online Certificate as soon as your payment is received. This will be deemed to be the starting date for your Online course.
  2. Unless otherwise agreed between the parties in writing, you will have access to the Duration, ONE Year. to the platform to learn Online with us.

FEES

  1. In consideration of us providing the Course and Services to you, you agree to pay us the fees and any other charges for the Course and Services in accordance with these terms.
  2. Payment for the course must be paid upfront at the amount of USD $997.
  3. All prices listed on the site are in US dollars and inclusive of taxes.

GENERAL SERVICE DISCLAIMER

  1. All Courses are intended for general education and information purposes only. It is intended for a general audience and does not purport to be, nor should it be construed as, advice or counselling tailored to for the implementation to any specific child with any specific need.
  2. Nothing on the Site, or any of the content or courses provided to you by us during our provision of the Services, purports to offer legal, medical, or other professional advice. Use caution and always seek professional advice before acting on any information that we provide.
  3. We are committed to providing all participants in the Course with a positive experience, but any decision you make, and the consequences that flow from such decisions, is your sole responsibility. Your success depends on many factors, including your dedication, commitment, participation, desire, and motivation.
  4. Nothing on the Site or any of Our Content or Services is a promise or guarantee of results or future earnings from its application. Any information given is purely based on experience and is for illustrative purposes only. Information provided may not always be tailored specifically or to your child specifically. You understand that because of the nature of the program and extent, the results experienced by each client or their children may significantly vary.
  5. Any testimonials and examples within our marketing materials are not to be taken as a guarantee that you will achieve the same or similar results.
  6. You acknowledge and agree that we, our directors, principals, employees and representatives are not responsible for decisions that you may make nor losses that may arise out of any decisions made by you at any time. Just to be clear, you are solely responsible for any actions you do or do not take directly or indirectly in connection with the Services. You are 100% responsible for your progress and results from the Services.
  7. You acknowledge and agree that use of the Course content is solely at your own risk. We provide our Course on an “as-is” and “as available” basis and whilst every effort is taken to ensure Our Content and the Site is accurate, we make no representations and give no guarantees or warranties about the currency, suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness and/or accuracy of Our Content and the Site for any purpose.

YOUR OBLIGATIONS

  1. During the provision of the Course you must:
    1. give your full attention to the Course during this time;
    2. complete all activities required by us promptly;
    3. be respectful to our staff and other participants of the Course;
    4. keep us informed of any medical health or personal circumstances that may interfere with the Services;
    5. be responsible for your own results, which includes complying with reasonable directions, and using your Course benefits (including templates and guides, videos and spreadsheets); and
    6. honour the relationship between you and us, by being direct, truthful and open so we can work together.
  2. You acknowledge and agree that if you breach any of our Terms or become disruptive, abusive or difficult to work with, we reserve the right to limit, suspend or terminate these Terms without refund or explanation.

CONFIDENTIALITY

  1. We respect your confidential and proprietary information, logins, database contact information, ideas, plans and trade secrets (collectively, Confidential Information) and by using our Services, you agree to respect the same rights of the other participants in the Course (Participants) and the rights of Academy of Montessori, Sunshine Teachers’ Training and Smart Preschool Business and its representatives.
  2. You agree:
    1. That any Confidential Information shared by Participants or any of our representatives is confidential and proprietary and belongs solely and exclusively to the Participant who discloses it or to us;
    2. Not to disclose such information to any other person or use it in any manner other than in discussion with Participants;
    3. That all materials and information provided to you by us are our confidential and proprietary information and intellectual property, belong solely and exclusively to us, and may only be used by you as authorised by us;
    4. That if you violate, or threaten to violate, any of your Terms contained in this paragraph we will be entitled to, among other things, injunctive relief to prohibit such violations.
  3. While you are free to discuss your personal results from our Services, you must keep the experience and statements, oral or written, of the Participants in the strictest of confidence.
  4. You grant us the right to disclose Confidential Information provided that such information is de-identified or where you provide us with your consent.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES IN OUR COURSES

  1. All material delivered by us to you in the Program including (but not limited to) content, documents, templates, text, videos, graphics and information architecture (Our Content), is subject to copyright.
  2. While you may access, browse or print Our Content for non-commercial, personal or internal business use, you must obtain our prior express written permission if you’d like to use, copy, record or reproduce it. Otherwise, all materials and information provided to you by us are confidential and our intellectual property and may only be used by you as authorised by us.
  3. The reproduction, distribution or sale of any of the materials provided by us under these Terms is strictly prohibited.
  4. Modification of Our Content for any other purpose is also a violation of our copyright, trade marks (whether registered or unregistered) and other proprietary rights and is strictly prohibited.
  5. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by using Our Content.
  6. All materials, including but not limited to procedures, policies, standards, manuals and teaching aids have been or will be provided by us or our facilitators, are for your individual use only and are not to be distributed, sold or reproduced in any way. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any errors or omissions that may appear in any of those materials.
  7. Our intellectual property may not be used in connection with any product or service that does not belong to us, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion with customers, or in any manner that disparages us.
  8. Nothing contained on the Site or provided in our Services/Courses should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark without our express written permission.
  9. You agree that damages may be an inadequate remedy to a breach of these Terms and acknowledge that we will be entitled to seek injunctive relief against you if such steps are necessary to prevent violations of our intellectual property rights.
  10. You hereby consent to the use of your name, photograph, likeness, voice, testimonial and biographical material, in whole or in part, for publication or reproduction in any medium, including but not limited to television, radio, digital print media and the Internet, among others, for any purpose, including but not limited to public relations, education, advertising, marketing, training and research. Your consent is granted to the Academy of Montessori, Sunshine Teachers’ Training and Smart Preschool Business and extends to such use without restriction or limitation as to time or geographic boundary.
  11. You hereby waive all rights you may have to any claims or demands for payment or royalties in connection with the use of any of such materials, regardless of the purpose of such use or publication, and regardless of whether a fee is charged or collected by Academy of Montessori, Sunshine Teachers’ Training and Smart Preschool Business. Any product and/or service in connection with such use and publication. The participant also waives any right to inspect, review or approve any photograph, recording, or other written material at any time, and waives the right to approve the use and medium of publication determined by Academy of Montessori, Sunshine Teachers’ Training and Smart Preschool Business.
  12. You understand that Academy of Montessori, Sunshine Teachers’ Training and Smart Preschool Business owns all rights in and to any such photograph, recording or testimonial, including any copyright and/or trademark relating to such use.

RIGHT TO SUSPEND & TERMINATE

  1. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate this Agreement, or our Services generally, without refund or forgiveness of payments if you become disruptive to us or Participants, you fail to follow the Course guidelines, you are difficult to work with, you impair the participation of the other Participants in the Course or you breach any of these Terms, as determined by us in our sole discretion.

NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS

  1. To the extent permitted by law, irrespective of whether you are absent or withdraw from the Services prior to the expiry of the Duration, refunds are not provided for Services, including where you have been given access to Our Content whether accessed by you or not.
  2. You acknowledge and agree that you waive all rights to attempt to charge-back any amounts paid under these Terms with your nominated credit card provider.

LIABILITY IS LIMITED

  1. The disclaimers, liability limitations and indemnities within these Terms do not exclude rights that by law may not be excluded.
  2. We do not make any express or implied representation or warranty about, or shall be liable, in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss, damages or reliance in connection with any of the Services, our Site, or Our Content.
  3. In no event will we be liable for any damages whatsoever, including but not limited to any direct, indirect, special, consequential, punitive or incidental damages, or damages for loss of use, profits, data or other intangibles, or the cost of procurement of substitute products or services arising out of or related to the use, inability to use, unauthorised use, performance or non-performance of or reliance upon the Services, the Site, or Our Content.
  4. These limitations and terms include (but are not restricted to) loss or damage you might suffer as a result of:
    1. reliance on the completeness, accuracy, suitability or currency of information, Services irrespective of any verifying measures taken by us (including third party material and advertisements);
    2. failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, failure to correct defects, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or harmful component, loss of data, communication line failure, unlawful third-party conduct, or theft, destruction, alteration or unauthorised access to records;
    3. accessing websites or servers maintained by other organisations through links on our Site, or Services or Courses. Links are provided for convenience only. We do not endorse linked websites nor their products and services and you access them at your own risk; and
    4. the use of credit card or other financial information, failure to complete (or delay in completing) any transaction, or other loss or damage arising from any transaction made or attempted on our Site.

YOUR INDEMNITY

  1. You indemnify us from all actions, suits, claims, demands, liabilities, costs, expenses, loss and damage (including legal fees on a full indemnity basis) incurred or suffered by you or us as a direct or indirect consequence of using or attempting to use our information, Services or any breach by you of these Terms. We are not responsible for, and expressly disclaim all liability to the fullest extent permitted by law, for damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within our Site, or through use of our Services.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  1. If a dispute arises between the parties in relation to these Terms, the dispute must be dealt with in accordance with this clause and any party claiming that a dispute exists must notify the other party to the dispute (Second Party) in writing of the nature of the dispute.
  2. In the case of claims against us, all notices are to be provided to us in writing.
  3. If the dispute is not resolved by agreement within 5 (five) business days of the Second Party receiving the notice referred to above, either party may refer the matter to mediation conducted by a mediator agreed between the parties within a further 5 (five) business days.
  4. Once a mediator is appointed, the parties agree that:
    1. the costs of the mediator shall be borne equally between the disputing parties;
    2. the chosen mediator shall determine the procedures for mediation; and
    3. the chosen mediator will not have the power or authority to make any other determination in relation to the dispute.
  5. If the parties have not mediated a resolution of the dispute within 10 (ten) business days of the selection of a mediator, neither party shall be obliged to continue any attempt at mediation under this clause, and either party may then commence such legal proceedings as it considers fit in relation to the dispute.
  6. Nothing in this clause prevents a party from commencing proceedings seeking urgent interlocutory relief from a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction to hear the matter, if, in that party’s reasonable opinion, it is necessary to protect their rights.
  7. Despite the existence of a dispute the parties must continue to comply with their obligations under the contract.

APPLICABLE LAW

  1. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of Indonesia and Victoria, Australia.

YOUR FEEDBACK

  1. We welcome enquiries or feedback on the Course. Unless specifically stated by you, we shall treat any information you provide us with, as non-proprietary and non-confidential.
  2. If you have questions or comments on our Services, please contact us at ask@academyofmontessori.com