Products or services

Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.


We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or services to any person, geographic region, or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.


We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.


Courses, events, and workshops

Registration

Registration is binding. After confirmed registration, cancellation is not possible.

Interruption

You may receive a refund for the interruption of a course only in a special case like disease or injury. We reserve the right to define these special cases case-by-case. If you want to interrupt a course, you have to write a request to info@blackpepperswing.com. If the criteria for the interruption is filled, we will refund you the entire amount for the classes remaining.

Changes

Students are informed about surprising and sudden changes concerning the classes (cancellation, change of place, etc.) via email, telephone, or the website. A cancelled lesson is held on a different occasion during the same season, or will be refunded. Short term replacements of teachers are not announced separately.

Photography, Videography and Streaming

Due to the current pandemic, we may offer students the possibility to join classes via an online stream under certain circumstances. For this purpose, classes can be streamed online via platforms provided by our 3rd party providers and made available for students signed up for the course. You will be informed upon all instances of streaming.

If any class, course, workshop or event will be photo- or videographed, you’ll be informed beforehand and have a right to opt-out from appearing in images produced. During such an event, you grant the organizers full rights (unless opted out) to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images and video for marketing, publicity or other purposes. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and advertisements. This excludes online classes: videos of course participants appearing in online streams will never be recorded or used for marketing unless explicitly agreed beforehand.

Making any copies of photos, videos or streams produced is prohibited unless explicit permission is granted for you.


Weekly classes

Terms / Seasons

We have 2 main terms, semesters, in a year, each lasting approximately 16 weeks. Each term is defined separately. Additional courses may be published during the term.

In case of COVID-19 or other crisis restrictions, we retain the right to postpone the beginning and end of the term by 2 weeks, if necessary, without an impact on payments.

Missed classes

You can make up for a missed class by taking a class of a similar level during the same term or during the first two weeks of the next term. Please inform the teacher before the class that you are making up for a missed class.

During COVID-19, making up for missed class visiting other groups is not generally possible.

Retake Beginners

Once you pay for a Lindy hop Beginners' course with us, you can retake the Beginners' level or single classes of it for free.

If you intend to retake the Beginners' course or want to drop-in for Beginners' classes, please send us an email at info@blackpepperswing.com. Retake policy is applied only to weekly classes and we reserve the right to limit the number of retakers per course.

Due to COVID-19, we have strict limits for our group sizes hence we may not be able to offer the free retake at all.


Discounts

We offer two basic discounts for our weekly courses. For workshops and special events, discount terms may be defined separately. 

Student/unemployed discount 
Students and unemployed have a right for a 20% discount from the course fee on the marked courses. We reserve the right to define the attendee's discount validity. 
Multiple course discount 
By attending multiple courses during the same season, you will receive a 25% discount off your second course. Discount is valid for marked multiple course discount eligible courses. Discount will be applied to the most low-priced courses. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 

In case of financial struggles, separate discounts and payment arrangements may be allowed.


Payment

A bill for the course fee will be sent after confirmed registration. The bill has to be paid within 14 days.

During COVID-19, course bills will have their due date earliest at the start of the course to assure accurate payments.


Return Policy

Online orders (excluding event tickets and courses) have a 14-day return policy for unused goods unless stated otherwise. In case of a refund, please contact info@blackpepperswing.com.


COVID-19 and other crisis

We keep classes running as long as we can. If the situation changes so that we cannot offer physical meetings anymore, half of the course fee for the remaining classes is returned, and classes will continue online. If we cannot provide online classes either, the remaining of the classes are fully refunded. In any other case, no refunds due to COVID-19 or other crisis is given.


Gift cards

Gift cards are valid payment method for every Black Pepper Swing course unless stated otherwise. Gift cards are single-use only and cannot be exchanged for money. Gift cards may have an expiration date.


BPS Credits

You may receive BPS Credits to your Portal account. Credits are a valid payment method for any goods we offer. Credits are personal and cannot be exchanged for money. Credits may have an expiration date


Accuracy of billing and account information

We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided for us. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers, or distributors.


You agree to provide current, complete, and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.


Other

All sort of disturbing behavior is forbidden in the classes. If the student causes damage to the property of the school or class venues, they will be held responsible to pay the damage caused. If a student breaks the rules of the school constantly, the teacher can consider removing the student from the course.


Rules may be subject to change without notice.