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Terms & Conditions

1.Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstone

The Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones whose registered office is at Floors 3 and 4, East Tower, Bahrain World Trade Centre, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain (“DANAT”) provides educational training courses, verification services and scientific research in relation to pearls, gemstones and jewellery. DANAT was established in 2017 under the aegis of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

2. Educational Courses

DANAT provides a variety of gemmological educational training courses covering a range of subjects relating to pearls, gemstones, diamonds and jewellery. DANAT’s educational courses offer a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical application using gemmological equipment and are intended to meet the educational needs of all students from beginners to professionals.
Training courses are either conducted by DANAT or provided by third party training providers arranged by DANAT.
DANAT’s training courses are subject to change and availability and are provided on an assumption that there will be sufficient students for each training course. Where student numbers are insufficient the training course will be cancelled or re-scheduled.
For the latest DANAT training courses please access DANAT’s website as follows https://www.danat.bh/education/courses/.

3. These Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions apply to all DANAT’s training courses. Student applicants are required to read these Terms & Conditions before submitting and signing a “Student Application”. The submission and signing of a “Student Application” will amount to a student’s unconditional and unqualified agreement to these Terms & Conditions. Further terms and conditions may apply for training courses provided by third party training providers arranged by DANAT. Students will be informed of such further terms and conditions (if any) at the time they prepare their “Student Application”.

4. Application

Students are invited to complete and submit a “Student Application” should they wish to participate in a DANAT training course. The “Student Application” can be submitted online via DANAT’s website https://www.danat.bh/appedu/. DANAT’s acceptance of any “Student Application” is subject to payment of the applicable fee, availability and the student meeting any applicable eligibility criteria. Students will be advised by email within three business days of submission of a “Student Application” as to whether they have been accepted.
Where a training course has eligibility criteria, for example, a proficiency in English, a minimum age or a level of qualification, the student will be required to confirm in the “Student Application” that the relevant eligibility criteria has been met and provide the appropriate evidence. Eligibility criteria, if applicable, will be detailed in the description of the training course and/or the terms and conditions of the third-party training provider as applicable.

5. Fees

The applicable fee for any given training course is due and payable at the time the “Student Application” is accepted by DANAT. Fee payment methods are detailed on the course invoice. In the event that the applicable fee is not paid before the start of a given training course then DANAT reserves the right to cancel the application.
The applicable fee does not include banking charges, visa, travel or accommodation costs, each of which, if applicable, will be payable by the student unless explicitly stated otherwise in the relevant training course programme description.
The student will be advised when the applicable fee is received by DANAT whereupon the student’s place on the relevant training course will be confirmed.
Details of training course fees are set out on DANAT’s “Student Application”. Such fees are subject to change from time to time.

6. Cancellation & Withdrawal

A student may cancel their participation in a training course provided that the student notifies DANAT in writing of their cancellation. Where the notice of cancellation is received by DANAT no less than 7 calendar days before the start of the training course the student will be refunded 100% of the fees they have paid or at the student’s option rescheduled to participate in the next available course. Where the notice of cancellation is received within 7 calendar days of the start of the training course the student will be refunded 50% of the fees they have paid or at the student’s option rescheduled to participate in the next available course. For cancellations once the training course has started there will be no refund. Where a student withdraws from a training course, for whatever reason, no refund will be payable although, DANAT may, in its entire discretion, in consideration of the reasons of the withdrawal, reschedule the student to participate in the next available course.
Where further terms and conditions apply (in addition to these Terms & Conditions) in respect of third-party training providers then the position as to the cancellation, withdrawal and refund policy for such training courses will be set out in such further terms and conditions.

7. Intellectual Property Rights

Where DANAT provides study materials in relation to any training course, DANAT reserves any rights in relation to the intellectual property rights of such materials and whilst a student may use such materials for the purposes of the training course the student shall not copy, modify or enhance such materials or do anything that might infringe the intellectual property rights in such materials.

8. Liability

The total liability of DANAT towards any student shall not exceed the sum of any fees received from such student. DANAT shall not be liable for consequential, indirect or special losses. DANAT’s liability shall not be limited in any way in respect of death or personal injury caused by negligence; fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or any other losses which cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law.

9. Data Protection

DANAT shall process a student’s data in compliance with the obligations placed on it under relevant data protection laws. To see DANAT’s privacy policy please visit https://www.danat.bh/privacy_policy/
Data collected from a student such as name, address, email, further contact details, employment, visa/residency status and educational background will be used by DANAT to provide the student with educational services as described herein. DANAT will retain such data for as long as it is required for the purposes for which it was collected. A student may request access, restrict access, update, correct and/or request removal of their personal data from DANAT’s databases. DANAT relies upon the student’s consent to use the student’s personal data from the purpose of providing educational services to the student. The student may withdraw such consent at any time however without such consent DANAT may not be able to provide the educational services to the student. DANAT will not provide a student’s contact information to non-affiliated third parties and will only send a student DANAT marketing material if the student expressly consents to this in the Student Application. DANAT will provide the student’s data to third party training providers where the student has applied to participate in a training course which will be delivered by a third-party training provider. DANAT will ensure that in providing such data to the third-party training provider that the third part training provider undertakes to use such data only for the purpose of providing educational services and will comply with all applicable data protection laws.
DANAT will only include the student in marketing material if the student expressly consents to this in the Student Application.
DANAT will rely on the student’s most recent instructions and students can amend their marketing and participation in marketing content preferences at any time by emailing education@danat.bh

10. Behaviour

DANAT provides a safe and positive learning environment for all students. Accordingly, students are required to act professionally and appropriately during any training course and must show respect to others and abide by all health and safety requirements from time to time in place. Prohibited behaviour includes but is not limited to: threatening and harassing behaviour; acts or threats of violence; dishonesty; disruptive, insubordinate or unlawful behaviour; property damage or theft; any misbehaviour that is not in keeping with a professional environment or contrary to usual custom and practice.
Students are expected to dress appropriately for the training courses taking into consideration safety and professional considerations.
For onsite training courses, students will be obliged to follow the relevant rules applicable to the site. These will include, but are not limited to, applicable rules relating to health & safety, surveillance and the use of recording devices.
For online training courses, login details should not be shared, and lessons are not to be recorded or streamed.
Failure to behave could result in the student being dismissed from a training course (with no refund) and refusal to apply and participate in future training courses.

11. Assessments and Attendance

Where a training course requires the student to submit coursework or undergo an assessment or examination the student is required to undertake these on his/her own in accordance with any applicable timeframe. It is solely the responsibility of the student that he/she understands the training course and any assessment or examination requirements and to complete these by the applicable timeframe. Where a course requires a certain minimum level of attendance to complete the course this will be notified to the student. Where the student fails to attain the required level of attendance then the student may be withdrawn from the training course (with no refund) and not be provided with a certificate of completion for the training course. If the failed attendance was for a good reason, as determined by DANAT, DANAT, may in its absolute discretion, allow the student to attend a future course subject to the availability of that future course.
Where a training course and/or assessment takes place outside Bahrain (whether completely or partially) the student should refer to the training course details and/or the terms and conditions of the third-party training provider as applicable for further details.

12. Notices

Notices and other communications other than complaints shall be sent to DANAT at:
Floors 3 and 4, East Tower, Bahrain World Trade Centre, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Telephone: +973 172 01 349 Email: education@danat.bh

13. Waiver

No failure, delay or omission by DANAT in exercising any right, power or remedy provided by law or under these Terms & Conditions shall operate as a waiver of that right, power or remedy, nor shall it preclude or restrict any future exercise of that or any other right, power or remedy.

14. Severance

If any provision of these Terms & Conditions (or part of any provision) is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the legality, validity and enforceability of any other provision of these Terms & Conditions shall not be affected. No single or partial exercise of any right, power or remedy provided by law or under these Terms & Conditions shall prevent any future exercise of it or the exercise of any other right, power or remedy. A waiver of any term, provision, condition or breach of these Terms & Conditions shall only be effective if given in writing and signed by the waiving party, and then only in the instance and for the purpose for which it is given.

15. Complaints

Should a student have any complaints with regard to any training course they must notify DANAT of their complaint so that this can be considered and addressed appropriately. Complaints can be sent to our dedicated email: complaints@danat.bh

16. Disability Support

DANAT welcomes applications from students with learning and health disabilities and will provide the relevant support for such students. If you have any learning or health disabilities that may require additional support for your studies with DANAT or require special consideration for any exam or coursework please provide this information in the “Student Application” or contact education@danat.bh

17. Force Majeure

Force Majeure means an event or sequence of events beyond a party’s reasonable control preventing or delaying it from performing its contractual obligations. DANAT shall not be liable if delayed in or makes changes to or is prevented from performing its obligations under these Terms & Conditions due to Force Majeure. There will be no refunds to students where a training course is cancelled due to Force Majeure within 7 calendar days before the scheduled start of the training course although DANAT will endeavour to reschedule an affected student to participate in the next available course (subject to availability).

18. Lost or Damaged

Equipment and Precious Items
Students are responsible for any equipment or precious items available for use during any relevant training course. Students are responsible to pay the replacement cost for any lost or damaged precious item. Students are also responsible for meeting the repair or replacement cost of any damaged equipment beyond normal wear and tear. If a lost item is subsequently found, the replacement cost paid by a student will be refunded.

19.International Students

International students, being students of a nationality different to where a training course is located, will be responsible for arranging their visa, travel and accommodation in order to attend the relevant training course.

20. Governing Law

These Terms & Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of, or in connection with, them, its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

21. Jurisdiction

The courts of the Kingdom of Bahrain shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of, or in connection with, these Terms & Conditions, its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).