(hereinafter referred to as GfM)


1.1 The following General Terms and Conditions apply to the area of private educational offers of GfM.

1.2 The binding registration for participation is made in writing with a registration or the signing of the participation contract. Registrations will be considered in the order in which they are received. With his/her signature, the participant accepts the following terms and conditions of participation and payment; they become an integral part of the contract. The contract becomes valid as soon as the participant receives a signed copy of the contract from GfM. In the case of minors, the signature of their legal representatives is required. Coming of age does not affect the contract.

1.3 Insofar as special admission requirements exist for a recognized qualification sought, these must be fulfilled by the participant. The entrance requirements are to be checked by the participant him/herself and can be found in the event offers and/or asked for at the respective GfM branch. GfM advises and informs the participant about the conditions and requirements. Exceptions are decided by GfM or the otherwise responsible body

1.4 Should it become apparent after conclusion of the contract that the participant does not meet the access requirements, GfM reserves the right to withdraw from the contract with immediate effect. Failure to meet the admission requirements does not release the participant from paying the course fees.


2.1 The course fees are stated in the participation contract.

2.2 The course fees will be invoiced to the participant. Unless otherwise contractually agreed, the entire fee is due 14 days after invoicing.

2.3 Payment in constant amounts (payment installments) or on different due dates may be agreed. This agreement must be in writing.

2.4 The issuance of a certificate of course attendance is only possible after full payment of the fee.

2.5 The participant personally undertakes to pay the course fees. Invoicing to a third party (e.g. employer) can be done after submitting a written statement of cost absorption from the same.

2.6 Fees for teaching and learning materials and other fees are due upon provision of the service.


3.1 Termination or withdrawal in due time must be in writing.

3.2 The participant may withdraw free of charge up to 28 days before the start of the course. After the expiry of this period, the conditions according to points 3.4 and 3.5 apply.

3. 3 The nomination of a substitute participant is possible under consideration of points 1.3 and 1.4. The nomination must be received in writing by GfM at least 7 working days before the start of the course.

3.4 Ordinary termination is not possible for courses with a duration of up to 3 months.

3.5 Courses with a duration of more than 3 months can be terminated without giving reasons with a notice period of 4 weeks to the end of the first 3 months. Thereafter, the contract can be terminated with a notice period of 4 weeks to the end of the next 3 months of the course.

3.6 In the event of lawful termination, the fees shall be paid pro rata up to the end of the contract and shall become due immediately. Overpaid fees will be refunded by GfM.

3.7 GfM may terminate the contract at any time without notice for important reasons. Important reasons are in particular intentional or grossly negligent violations of the duties to cooperate from points 4.1 and 4.2 even without a prior written warning by GfM, the culpable disruption of the course of instruction as well as a considerable delay (3 monthly installments) in the payment of fees.

3.8 In the event of extraordinary termination by GfM, the participant shall pay the course fees on a pro rata basis until expiry of the notice periods according to points 3.4 to 3.6.


4.1 The participant agrees to observe the applicable house rules and the instructions for the use of the technical equipment. The instructions of the management of the site as well as their representatives for the maintenance of proper event operations must be followed. Disruption of the course flow is to be avoided.

4.2 Attendance is compulsory for the entire duration of the course. If more than 10% of the course is missed or absent, the course is considered to have been failed. Continuation of the course and admission to the examination in spite of maximum absences achieved are only possible in exceptional cases and after checking the likelihood of the expected successful completion of the course and in consultation with any cost bearers. The course participant is not entitled to a refund of the course fee or free participation in a subsequent course.

4.3 The registration for an external examination has to be arranged by the participant him/herself. GfM provides support in this process.


5.1 The course participant is insured against accidents for the duration of the course, including any necessary practical instruction, in accordance with the statutory regulations. This includes the direct route to or from the course location.

5.2 GfM shall not be liable for any damage suffered by the participant during or as a result of practical exercises, participation in such exercises, or the improper use of exercise material. Likewise, GfM is not liable for any damage or injury caused by a participant’s own overestimation, improper use or behavior, or failure to follow the instructions of GfM personnel. This does not affect the liability of GfM for cases in which GfM personnel cause such damage by gross negligence or intent.

5.3 GfM shall not be liable for the loss, damage or theft of items brought in by the participant him/herself or for the participant’s wardrobe.


6.1 For each extrajudicial reminder sent to the participant, an amount of EUR 2.50 may be charged to cover postage and administrative costs after a delay in payment has occurred, but no more than a total amount of EUR 7.50, unless the participant proves that no damage or not this amount of damage has been incurred.

6.2 In the event of default in payment, the statutory interest shall be charged in accordance with § 288 BGB.


The course participant expressly agrees to the automatic processing of personal data for the purposes of course and examination administration and subsequent information. GfM undertakes to comply with the regulations of the EU Basic Data Protection Regulation, the Federal Data Protection Act and the data protection laws of the federal states when processing personal data.


If the participant is domiciled abroad, Berlin is agreed as the exclusive place of jurisdiction.

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9.1 In the event that individual clauses of these Terms of Participation and Payment are invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected. In this case, both contracting parties shall seek a solution that corresponds to the original meaning of these contractual provisions.

9.2 Amendments or supplements to the contract must be made in writing.

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(applicable as of 01.01.2019)