Cancellation and Payment Policies


PAYMENT. Payment is due on the first class day of each Class Package. A $20 late payment fee applies for any payment that SIF receives after the payment due date. A $30 fee applies to each check for payment that is returned for nonpayment. There is a 3.5% SIF fee on the amount of any credit card payment that is rejected. I acknowledge that a returned check or rejected credit card payment shall not constitute timely payment for a Class Package. Therefore, any payment made in substitution for it shall be deemed a late payment and subject to the late payment fee. I agree to inform SIF in writing about and immediately after any change in my credit card information.

CANCELLATION OF A SESSION AND MAKE-UP CREDIT FOR PRIVATE CLASS BOTH PRIVATE AND VIRTUAL. You are registered for a package of Private Classes, which consists of a minimum of six classes arranged around your schedule. Each class is either 60 or 90 minutes. We have a minimum 48-hour cancellation policy. Unless you cancel within that period of time you will be charged for that class. We try to be flexible, but we want to keep cancellations to a minimum. ALL cancellations must be done by TEXT message at 303 200-0622. When this happens, you should reschedule that class for the same week if possible, so your learning process will not be interrupted. Remember that your classes are scheduled and confirmed with our teachers, so you must finish the package of 6 classes on the date and time you reserved the class with us. We will send you an email explaining the cancellation policies after you have registered but before your first class. Please respond to the email to confirm that you have received it, understand the policies and agree to them.

Two weeks before your class package is scheduled to finish, you will receive a link for payment in order to schedule your next six classes. If you are not going to continue taking classes, you MUST notify us at least two weeks before the end date of your package so we can assign your teacher’s time slot to another student.

WINTER WEATHER. Winter is a season that sometimes is difficult for all of us due to the snowstorms in Colorado. We would like to inform our students that in case of a snowstorm any class will be taught virtual by ZOOM. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. Now that we have proven that virtual classes are a viable option for teaching our classes, we do not need to skip a week of class.

MAKE UP CREDIT. I understand that I can purchase a session Make-up Credit for one session of each Class Package in which I enroll to use for a session that I do not attend for any reason during the time period covered by that Class Package. A check mark in the box in the Total Payment Every Six Class Session section above indicates that I am purchasing the credit for each such Class Package. A missed session will be scheduled separately by SIF and held no later than seven days from the last day of the Class Package for which the Make-up Credit can be used. I understand that I can roll it over and use it for the immediately following Class Package in which I enroll, otherwise the amount of the Make-up Credit is nonrefundable as is the case for a Make-up Credit that is not used during the calendar year within which I purchase it.

VACATION/DISCONTINUATION OF TAKING CLASSES. If you won’t be attending a scheduled session due to vacation or you won’t be enrolling in a Class Package that immediately follows the Class Package in which you are enrolled, you must notify SIF 15 consecutive calendar days prior to the session that will be missed due to vacation, or the date of the first scheduled session for the immediately following Class Package, whichever is applicable. The notification MUST be either by text message at 303 200 0622 or email at: no later than 15 consecutive calendar days in advance.

INSTRUCTORS. SIF has the right to select instructors for our classes as well as the right to change the instructor or any Class Package or particular session without prior notice. All our instructors are experienced and trained in our BPL system and we are confident in their skills. SIF assumes no responsibility for making changes or substitutions of teachers, and shall have no liability whatsoever to me or anyone for doing so.

SIF CANCELLATION. SIF reserves the right to cancel a session and or Class Package without any liability or obligations whatsoever to me or anyone if, in its sole discretion, it believes it is appropriate to cancel the session and or Class Package. In the event of such cancellation, SIF will refund all refundable deposits and or tuition theretofore received by it applicable to the cancelled session and or Class Package.

ANNUAL FEE. As noted above, an annual $75 registration fee applies to all Class Packages, unless expressly otherwise noted in current information about classes in SIF promotional literature. The fee does not apply to special workshops or immersion programs unless otherwise indicated in information about such activities. Anyone who discontinues enrollment in a SIF Class Package for a period of two consecutive months and thereafter re-enrolls in a Class Package will be charged a $75 registration fee that will be applicable to the re-enrollment.

RELEASE. I hereby grant to SIF, including its members, contractors, and or its designees the non-exclusive right to take photographs of me and or my child(ren) in connection with any SIF class or event, free and clear of all claims by me or anyone else, as well as the right (a) to use my and or my children’s/child’s name, image, likeness, and biographical information about me and or my child(ren) for lawful purposes, in whole or in part or in composite, in connection with and or to advertise and promote the activities and business of SIF in all mediums of expressions now or hereafter known or developed ; (b) to edit, adapt, alter, abridge, condense, and or combine such photographs with other photographs and material by any means or methods now or hereafter known or developed; as well as to © claim and possess all right, title, and interest in and to the photographs and other material, including copyright therefor SIF may authorize others to exercise such rights.

NON-SOLICITATION. I represent and warrant that, whether individually or through another person, I will not, directly or indirectly, solicit, induce, recruit, encourage or otherwise endeavor to cause or attempt to cause any SIF employee, contractor, instructor, teacher, or consultant to terminate their relationship with SIF or to provide Spanish language instruction and or translation services directly to or for me or to or for any member of my family or any my acquaintances rather than through the services of SIF without SIF’s prior written consent. In the event that I breach the foregoing, SIF shall thereafter have the right to immediately cease providing services to me and, in such case, I shall forfeit all unapplied fees paid to SIF at that time and or the sum of $500 as SIF determines in its sole discretion.

ATTORNEY FEES. In the event that SIF retains the services of an attorney in connection with enforcing payment of amounts due from me regarding class sessions, a Class Package, or otherwise, I shall be obligated and agree to pay SIF’s reasonable attorney fees, expert witness costs and expenses, as well as all other costs and expenses incurred directly or indirectly in connection with seeking payment including lawsuits filed for that purpose.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. I have read and fully understand the meaning of all these policies. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which I hereby acknowledge, I hereby consent to and approve the terms and conditions of the above policies and I acknowledge they will be binding upon me and my legal representatives, jointly and severally.

PARENT/GUARDIAN CONSENT AND APPROVAL (if applicable). I represent and warrant that I am over the age of eighteen years and the parent or legal guardian of and have the legal capacity, requisite authority, and right to contract for the individual whose name appears below. I have read and fully understand the meaning of all these policies. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which I hereby acknowledge, for and on behalf of the aforesaid individual and myself, I hereby consent to and approve the terms and conditions of the above policies and I acknowledge they will be binding upon me and the aforesaid individual, jointly and severally.