PARTIES 

ARTICLE 1. 

1.1. 

Title UNVEST Araştırma Geliştirme Danışmanlık ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi (hereinafter referred to as “UNVEST”) 

MERSIS NO  

Address Rumelifeneri Yolu 34450 Sarıyer/İSTANBUL 

Telephone : +90 212 338 0 850 

Electronic Mail : english-for-researchers@ku.edu.tr  

Web Site https://apdd.ku.edu.tr/en/academic-english-program-for-researchers/ 

1.2. 

Name – Surname :      (hereinafter referred to as “Participant”) 

Attender Name-Surname : 

Address : 

Telephone : 

Electronic Mail : 

UNVEST and Participant shall be hereinafter collectively referred to as “Parties”, and individually as a “Party”.  

SUBJECT MATTER OF THE AGREEMENT 

ARTICLE 2. 

Herein this “Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement” (hereinafter referred to as “Agreement”) the context of the “Academic English Program for Researchers 2021” (hereinafter referred to as “Program”) via the https://apdd.ku.edu.tr/en/academic-english-program-for-researchers/ (hereinafter referred to as “Web Site”) between UNVEST and Participant, the web site registration and payment transactions regarding the implementation of the parties rights and obligations are regulated by Law No 6502 and in accordance with relevant regulations.   

SPECIAL PROVISIONS 

ARTICLE 3. 

3.1. Essential Feature of the Service Agreement 

UNVEST will provide to Participant which the Participant accepts and declares that in accordance with Turkish Civil Code will join “Academic English Program for Researchers 2021” which will be held on onlineThe scope of the Academic English Program for Researchers 2021 includes training for writing research articles, citationorganizing speech, teaching effectively in English, using today’s widely used education technologies, enhancing the abilities to give presentations in English. 

3.2. The Content and Price of the Program Under the Agreement 

3.2.1. The content of the Program under this Agreement that Participant will attend are as follows; 

  • Program will be held on for 3 weeks. 
  • In the program, lecturers and researchers who want to improve their English language skills, academic writing and article writing skills, and their teaching skills in English through educational technologies will have the opportunity to take courses on these subjects from the lecturers of Koç University.  
  • Required documents for the application from UNVEST: Application Confirmation Form, 1 passport size photo and English Test Score(s) that meet the minimum score requirement.  

3.2.2. The Contract Program’s Cost and Payment 

  • The scope of this Agreement, the Program, which Participant will attend, cost4,400.00 TL (Turkish Liras) per person total price including all taxes. If the applicant is a current student and/or alumni of Vehbi Koç Foundation (VKF) schools or if the applicant has a first-degree relative (Mother, father, and/or siblings) who attended or is attending a VKF school 10% discount; if the applicant or his/her first-degree relative is a Koç Group employee or an active Koç Ailem member, 10% discount; if the applicant or his/her first-degree relative is a Koç University employee or if the applicant is a Koç University graduate student, 20% discount rate applies. Two discount rates cannot be used at the same time. If more than one discount type is valid for the applicant, higher rate will be applied. 
  • Payments will be through the online system in one payment or in installments. 

3.3. Participant’s Right of Withdrawal and Use of Right of Withdrawal 

3.3.1. Right of Withdrawal 

Participant has the right of withdrawal from the Agreement in 14 (fourteen) days without showing any reasons or paying penalty. As the Agreement is about performing a service, the participant’s right of withdrawal period commences on the day which the Agreement is established. 

The contract is established by the Participant’s pre-registration by clicking on the “Apply” option on the website and completing the form on the page and later when the Participant receives written notification that the application is accepted as a result of the file evaluation made by the program team, the payment link is sent from the system and the process is finalized following the payment of the feeParticipant’s withdrawal period starts on the date of payment. The Participant agrees that he/she may receive only 50% (fifty percent) of the program fee as refundwhen the cancellation request is made 15 (fifteen) days before the start of the program that he/she applied to for reasons other than force majeure. In addition, once the program has started, no refunds will be made in case of leaving the program early due to a reason other than force majeure. 

3.3.2. The Exercise of Right of Withdrawal  

  • Participant will exercise the right of withdrawal to UNVEST in writing within 14 (fourteen) days. The notification of right of withdrawal would be sent by the Participant to the full address which is stated in Article 1 or electronic mail address which is stated in Article 4.1. 
  • UNVEST is obliged to return all payments that are collected from Participant within fourteen days from the date of notification of notice of withdrawal. Reimbursement will be made according to payment method used by Participantwithout bringing any charges and liabilities in Participant, will be carried at one time. UNVEST cannot be held responsible for commissions and -regardless of the name- any other deductions implemented by the Participant’s relevant bank account.  
  • Participant will not use the right of withdrawal, after the fourteenth day of right of withdrawal period. In addition, if the participant(s) joined the program with the consent of the Participant before the right of withdrawal expires, the Participant will not be able to exercise his/her right of withdrawal. 

GENERAL PROVISION 

ARTICLE 4. 

4.1. Participant may contact UNVEST via phone at + 90 212 338 0 850 and via english-for-researchers@ku.edu.tr electronic mail address.  

4.2. Participants applying to the program must have completed a graduate level program in Turkey or abroad or must be registered in a master/doctorate program. 

4.3. The language of the program is English, and the participants shall communicate with the instructors in English during the lectures. 

4.4. Participants attending the program are be subject to the same terms and conditions as Koç University students. The mentioned rules are “Classroom Code of Conduct”, “Student Code of Conduct”, “YÖK Student Disciplinary Regulations” and “Statement of Koç University on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism”. The Participant accepts that the participant is obliged to comply with these rules and if he / she does not comply with the rules, he / she may be dismissed from the program. 

FORCE MAJEURE 

ARTICLE 5.  

The cases that happen without the control of the Parties such as natural disasters, wars, mobilization, fire, health status changes, strikes and lockouts and the government, contagious diseases or legal decisions that stop the working conditions of both or one of the parties partially or completely, temporarily or permanently shall be considered as Force Majeure to the extent that they affect the execution of the provisions of the Contract hereby.  

Parties shall notify the other party in writing about the occurrence of Force Majeure promptly and submit the related formal documents. In the event that Force Majeure lasts longer than two (2) months, the Parties shall be entitled to suspend this Contract until the event of Force Majeure disappears or terminate the Contract by mutual agreement.  

CONFIDENTIALITY 

ARTICLE 6. 

UNVEST will not share Participant’s any personal information with third parties without written permission. CorrespondinglyParticipant will not share the agreement proposal with third parties which is proposed by UNVEST to her/him. 

STORAGE OF AGREEMENT AND ACCESS 

ARTICLE 7.  

Agreement shall be kept for 3 (three) years by UNVEST. Upon the Participant’s request, text of the agreement will be sent to address referred to at Article no. 1 above.  

SIGNATURE 

ARTICLE 8. 

This Agreement consists of 8 (eight) main articles and will into force when the payment link is transmitted to Participant by UNVEST, after approval of Participant via the web site.