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Course conditions and terms of business

Courses

Courses require registration and are usually subject to a charge.

Students at the University and University of Teacher Education Bern as well as holders of Unisport ID take priority for course registrations. During the first week after the opening of online registration only they can sign up. From the second week students from other Swiss universities and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ)/Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) are allowed to register.

It is possible to register for courses online, by phone or in person at the counter of the University Sports office. Any registrations made by e-mail will not be processed. Preregistration for courses will not be accepted.

The registration is binding and the course fees are payable within 30 days of registering. Once this payment deadline has passed, the course fees will be invoiced along with a reminder fee of CHF 30.

Course cancellations must be directed to the University Sports office (info@sport.unibe.ch). As a basic principle, there is no right to a refund of the course fees. Participants are not permitted to pass on places to others directly.

The course fees minus a processing fee of CHF 30 may only be refunded in the following cases:

  • If University Sports can give the place on the course to someone on the waiting list.
  • If a written cancellation is sent to info@sport.unibe.ch due to an accident or illness by midnight on the day before the course is due to start. The original doctor’s note must be presented to the University Sports office within seven days of canceling, otherwise you will lose your right to a refund.

We recommend taking out cancellation insurance.

If University Sports Bern cancels the course, the course fees will be refunded in full.

Competitions

Registration for national and international competitions can be completed online and is a binding commitment in every case. Any entry and travel fees are payable within 10 days of registering.

Cancellations must be directed to the responsible area managers. As a basic principle, there is no right to a refund of the fees. Participants are not permitted to pass on places to others directly. If a cancellation is made early enough that the place can be taken by a substitute, a refund will be given less the expenses incurred and a processing fee of CHF 30.00.

Please note that University Sports is bound by the terms and conditions of the organizer and travel provider. We recommend taking out cancellation insurance.

Massages

Reservations for traditional massages can be made online, by phone or in person at the counter of the University Sports office. It is not possible to deal with inquiries for appointments by e-mail.

Cancellations must be directed to the University Sports office (info@sport.unibe.ch) and are free to make up to 24 hours before the appointment. Where the cancellation deadline is not observed or no notification of cancellation is given, the entire cost of the booked massage will be charged.

Advice on strength training

Reservations for advice on strength training L1 can be made by phone or in person at the counter of the University Sports office. It is not possible to deal with inquiries for appointments by e-mail.

Cancellations must be directed to the University Sports office (info@sport.unibe.ch) and are free to make up to 24 hours before the appointment. Where the cancellation deadline is not observed or no notification of cancellation is given, the entire cost of the advice will be charged.

Losing your Unisport ID card

If you lose your Unisport ID card, you can purchase a replacement for CHF 20 from the office. The amount must be paid at the office itself in cash or by Maestro or PostFinance card.

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Postal account of University Sports Bern

30-23128-4, Universitätssport, 3012 Bern (IBAN: CH95 0900 0000 3002 3128 4; Clearing no.: 9000). Please specify which activity you are paying for under "Mitteilungen": Course number (4-position) when registering for courses and competitions, Unisport ID number with applications for identity cards

Liability

Accident

Accident and health insurance must be arranged by the participant. We recommend taking out insurance to cover costs of cancellation.

Damage/loss of personal effects

The university accepts no liability for damage or the loss of personal effects at the sports facilities or during the activities by University Sports. In the event of theft University Sports recommends filing charges with the police department against persons unknown.

Damage to equipment belonging to University Sports

In the event of any damage to property through the improper handling of sports equipment or failure to comply with the directions of an trainer, the participant shall be liable for the loss incurred (legal liability).