Cancellation Policy

 

Classes must reach their minimum number of students 45 calendar days before the class start date. From there, classes that have met minimum enrollment will remain open until they reach their maximum number or one to two weeks prior to the class start date.

If the Art Colony needs to cancel a class due to instructor illness or other unforeseen reason, students will be informed at least five (5) business days before the start date (unless otherwise noted) and the Art Colony will refund tuition payment in full. Should the Art Colony need to cancel a class due to COVID-19 students will receive a total refund.

The Art Colony assumes no responsibility for losses incurred due to lodging or travel arrangements (you may want to consider travel insurance and confirm the cancellation policy of your lodging accommodations).

Adult Class Cancellation Policy

45 or more calendar days in advance of start date: 75% of payment refunded.

No refunds are available within 45 calendar days of the class start date, but students do have the option to transfer their tuition payment to another class for a $100 fee.

Youth Class Cancellation Policy

Students who cancel more than 14 days in advance of the class start date will receive a full refund. No refunds are given within 14 days of the class start date.

Entry Points Cancellation Policy

Students who cancel more than 14 days in advance of the class start date will receive a full refund. No refunds are given within 14 days of the class start date.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK & WAIVER – GENERAL

 

As a student you recognize that your participation, involvement and / or attendance at any Grand Marais Arts, Inc. dba Grand Marais Art Colony, hereinafter “Art Colony”, activity (“Activity”) is voluntary and involves hazards and risks that may result in personal injury, illness or death and/or property damage. I hereby acknowledge such hazards and risks and accept them as part of the program in which I am participating. These risks may include, but are not limited to, the use of hand and power tools, the use of sharp and/or hot materials and equipment, the use of kilns, and the use of chemicals. I agree to only use the equipment and tools I have been approved to and trained to use.

By attending, observing or participating in the Activity, You acknowledge and assume all risks and dangers associated with your participation and / or attendance at the Activity, and You agree that:

  1. the Grand Marais Art Colony;
  2. the property or site owner of the Activity; and,
  3. all past, present and future affiliates, successors, assigns, employees,
    volunteers, vendors, partners, directors, and officers, of such entities
    (subsections (a) through (c), collectively, the “Released Parties”),

will not be responsible for any personal injury (including death), property damage, or other loss suffered as a result of your participation in, attendance at, and / or observation of the Activity, regardless if any such injuries or losses are caused by the negligence of any of the Released Parties (collectively, the “Released Claims”).

By attending and / or participating in the class or activity, you are deemed to have given a full release of liability to the Released Parties to the fullest extent permitted by law.

By signing this release, I also give my consent to the Art Colony to use program photos and videos that include me for promotional purposes, forgoing any compensation or ownership of such materials.

Assumption of Risk and Waiver – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

The Grand Marais Art Colony continues to follow the guidelines of COVID-19
safety protocol as is outlined by the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/workplaces-businesses/index.html

And the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/businesses.html

COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION

The COVID-19 virus is a serious and highly contagious disease. The World Health Organization has classified it as a pandemic. You could contract COVID-19 from a variety of sources. The COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period. You or other users of the Art Colony studios may have the virus and not show symptoms yet be highly contagious. You may contract COVID-19 while using an Art Colony studio as a result of the virus being present within the environment. The COVID-19 virus may cause severe illness and death.

While participating in events held or sponsored by the Grand Marais Art Colony (“GMAC”), consistent with CDC guidelines, students are asked to practice “social distancing” to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, GMAC has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

However, GMAC cannot guarantee that its students, instructors, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Safety Protocol

In order to ensure the health and safety of our students, artists-in-residence, instructors, visitors, and staff, we are observing the following COVID-19 protocols:

  • We request that all students take an at-home COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to arriving at class and ensure they have a negative result. Results do not need to be sent into the Art Colony. This is an on your honor system and we ask students to be diligent in observing this step on behalf of our community and others in their class.
  • When our community is at HIGH according to our office of public health, masks are required to be worn in all Art Colony buildings and at any indoor off-site programs. We recommend wearing an N95, KN95, or KF94 mask for the best protection. Please refer to the instructions posted in each studio about how to wear a mask properly.
    – At other times masks are optional.
  • Students shall limit their activities to the designated studio and related facilities.
  • The Art Colony will utilize air filtration units in studios and will open doors and windows for natural ventilation when possible.
  • Please maintain appropriate physical distancing between workstations.
  • Students agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 can be found at this link.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in recent contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will not be allowed in Art Colony studio spaces or facilities.
    – Guidance for quarantine and isolation are found at this link.
  • Anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 within 5 days of participating in Art Colony programming, is expected to contact us at info@grandmaraisartcolony.org.
  • The Art Colony reserves the right to terminate access to studio space for any or all participants if it determines that our safety protocols have not been followed, or that the safety and health of staff, students, the instructor, and others may be at risk.

COVID-19 remains a moving target and we continue to consult with our local public health professionals as to how to manage our safety plan. We appreciate your support and resilience as we all do our best to create a safe place to learn and explore art.

The Art Colony will make the following supplies available in all studios:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Anti-bacterial surface cleaner
  • Additional masks
  • Air filtration units
  • Natural ventilation when possible

ASSUMPTION OF RISK – COVID-19

I acknowledge and understand the following:

  1. Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist;
  2. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of the Released Parties;
  3. I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm and loss associated with the Activity, including any injury, harm and loss caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties;

I confirm that I have read the Student Agreement set forth above and I understand and accept the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus while using studio space. I agree to release the Grand Marais Art Colony from any liability arising from me contracting the COVID-19 virus and I waive all claims that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against the Art Colony with respect to me contracting COVID-19. This liability waiver and release extends to all staff, employees, volunteers, and board members of the Art Colony

Privacy Policy

 

Who we are

Our website address is: https://grandmaraisartcolony.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Accounts – Contact Information

In order to make a purchase on our website, you will need to create an account. When you create an account on our website, you will be asked to provide your name, email address, phone number, billing address and mailing address.

We use this information to manage our classes, process transactions at checkout, inform you about upcoming classes or other opportunities by email and physical mailings, and inform you about donation opportunities.

You may opt-out of marketing emails at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe link in the footer. Even if you opt-out of marketing emails, you will still receive emails relevant to classes you have registered for.

Class Attendees – Contact Information

Adult Classes

All attendees registering for an adult class will be asked to provide the following information: Name, Email Address, Telephone, Accessibility Needs, Member Status, and Acknowledgement of the Terms & Conditions.

We use this information to contact you regarding the class, provide a suitable experience for attendees with accessibility needs, view statistics about class attendance trends, and make sure you understand the terms and conditions before checking out.

Contact Information from the account holder will also be collected and associated with this class registration. We use this information to generate trend reports.

Note: Each time you register for a class, you will automatically be subscribed (or re-subscribed) to our marketing emails. However, you may opt-out of marketing emails at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe link in the footer. Even if you opt-out of marketing emails, you will still receive emails relevant to classes you have registered for.

Youth Classes

All attendees registering for a youth class will be asked to provide the following information: Name, Age on Day 1 of the class, Accessibility Needs, Member Status, and Acknowledgement of the Terms & Conditions.

We use this information to contact you regarding the class, provide a suitable experience for attendees with accessibility needs, view statistics about class attendance trends, and make sure you understand the terms and conditions before checking out.

Contact information from the account holder will also be collected and associated with this class registration. We use this information to contact you regarding the class, and generate trend reports.

Note: Each time an account holder purchases youth class tuition, you will automatically be subscribed (or re-subscribed) to our marketing emails. However, you may opt-out of marketing emails at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe link in the footer. Even if you opt-out of marketing emails, you will still receive emails relevant to classes you have registered for.

Cookies

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

When you make a purchase on our site, a couple cookies are set to prevent fraud, and process your transaction without storing credit card information on our servers. (See the Credit Card Information section below for more information).

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use the Google Analytics service from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”) to analyze our website visitors. Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online product or service by users is generally transferred to a Google server and stored there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online products and services by users, to compile reports on the activities within these online products and services and to provide us with further services associated with the use of these online products and services and the use of the internet. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

Users can prevent the collection of data generated by cookies by downloading and installing this browser plugin.

Where we send your data

We send data through an API automation service to a Customer Relations Management service and email marketing service.

Credit Card Information

We never store any credit card information on our website. Your payment information is passed securely and directly to Stripe, our payment processor. If you choose to save your credit card information to your account, your credit card information is stored with Stripe, never on our website.

All Apple Pay and Google Pay payments are also processed by Stripe.

When processing payments, we pass the following information to Stripe: Name, Email, Address, Phone, City/State/Zip, Unique payment identifier, Payment provider identifier.

To learn more, read Stripe’s Privacy Policy.

Aggregated Statistics

Grand Marais Art Colony may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Grand Marais Art Colony may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Grand Marais Art Colony does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Grand Marais Art Colony discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Grand Marais Art Colony’s behalf or to provide services available at Grand Marais Art Colony’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Grand Marais Art Colony’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Grand Marais Art Colony will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Grand Marais Art Colony discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Grand Marais Art Colony believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Grand Marais Art Colony, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Grand Marais Art Colony website and have supplied your email address, Grand Marais Art Colony may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Grand Marais Art Colony and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Grand Marais Art Colony takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have attended a class/event, you can email info@grandmaraisartcolony.org and request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Business Transfers

If Grand Marais Art Colony, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Grand Marais Art Colony goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Grand Marais Art Colony may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Grand Marais Art Colony and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Grand Marais Art Colony may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Grand Marais Art Colony’s sole discretion. Grand Marais Art Colony encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a grandmaraisartcolony.org account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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