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Registering for an Objectif Sciences International Science Science La science est désormais l’affaire de tous. Découvrez la science d’une manière ludique et active. Nous vous proposons d’en découvrir plus sur nos expéditions à la voile, découverte du plancton. Solidarity Solidarity Go on a solidarity vacation? Help to broaden our current understanding of the oceans?
It’s all possible with our nature courses whales and dolphins. Trip means that parents and participants, or the participants themselves if eighteen years or older, have accepted these terms and conditions of participation.
Objectif Sciences International is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) whose registered office is in Geneva to be close to UN international bodies responsible for sustainable development.
The trips are organized by similar regional organizations that compose the OSI.
Each of these organizations scrupulously follows Objectif Sciences International’s operational, pedagogical, safety, and logistical rules.
The science Science La science est désormais l’affaire de tous. Découvrez la science d’une manière ludique et active. Nous vous proposons d’en découvrir plus sur nos expéditions à la voile, découverte du plancton. -educator teams work together among the various Centers for Scientific Living.
The Centers for Scientific Living share a resource center that supports all their activities, allowing them to run as smoothly as possible. The resource center also facilitates many pedagogical, scientific, and organizational discussions among the organization’s various field teams.
Objectif Sciences International’s actions stem from a legal and financial framework called Solidarity
Go on a solidarity vacation? Help to broaden our current understanding of the oceans?
It’s all possible with our nature courses whales and dolphins. -based vacations.
You are not buying a trip. You are donating to the NGO and volunteering. The fees are the cost of your trip (or that of the young participant for which you are responsible). You will pay the costs as a donation to the Organization to help it pursue its activities. You will also be responsible for any fees or expenses related to your or the young participant’s trip (trip preparation costs, transportation, vaccines, visas, etc.).
The cost of your or the young participant’s trip is shown as is, barring possible printing errors, editing errors, or omissions. Taxes are included, and trips may be tax-deductible.
Donations to the NGO may be tax-deductible depending on the legal provisions of each country. The amount that may be tax-deductible varies according to national legal provisions.
You or your children will be contributing to the Organization’s solidarity
Go on a solidarity vacation? Help to broaden our current understanding of the oceans?
It’s all possible with our nature courses whales and dolphins. -based scientific research Scientific Research Participate in scientific research research programs. Help advance research on oceans to help us understand them better. Do this on our nature courses on dolphins and whales. activities within the pedagogical framework originally set up by Objectif Sciences International, which allows everyone to participate in hands-on learning and further sustainable development.
As soon as we have received your donation, the Organization will have the means to receive the corresponding number of participants, who can enjoy all of the trips’ activities, with full board, supervision, and civil-liability insurance.
Please note that your absence or the absence of the young participant you are responsible for does not entitle you to a refund under any circumstances.
The fees do not include transportation costs to join the trip or spending money for volunteers or the parents of young participants.
A place is reserved as soon as the registration in the Organization’s online store is completed. Your registration will be processed once we receive the completed registration form accompanied by a minimum payment of one-third of the cost of the trip.
After reserving your place on the online store, you will receive an email with a form to complete. If we do not receive the form within six days, whether by email or mail, the reservation may be canceled, and the spot will be considered free and made available on the online store again.
The trip must be completely paid for forty days before the beginning of the trip. For all late registrations (less than forty days before the trip), fees must be completely paid in a single payment.
All installments must equal 30 percent of the cost of the trip. The complete cost of the trip will include any possible additional costs, including transportation fees and cancellation insurance.
If you do not make any payments forty days before the trip and we receive no notifications from you, we reserve the right to consider that the participant or parents canceled the trip.
Terms of Payment
Payments can be made by check, banker’s payment, CAF vouchers or CPS holiday checks, or with financial aid from a works council.
NB for France: If you are using CAF vouchers or holiday checks, kindly include them in the same envelope as the check with your balance owing. Otherwise, please send them separately by mail as soon as possible so we can begin processing your payment.
NB for French Polynesia: If you are using CPS vouchers, kindly include them in the same envelope as the check with your balance owing. Otherwise, please send them separately by mail as soon as possible so we can begin processing your payment.
- If you want to modify your trip up to sixty days before the beginning of the camp, you will not be charged any fees. If you want to modify your trip sixty to forty-five days before the camp, we will charge you a modification fee of €30/$30. If you want to modify your trip less than thirty days before the camp begins, we will charge you a €60/$60 fee.
- If you want to change transportation methods, we will not charge any fee other than the cost difference between the two modes of transportation, so long as you give us sixty days’ notice before the departure date. If you give us sixty to fifteen days’ notice, we will ask for an additional fee of €40/$40. If you want to change your mode of transport fifteen or fewer days before the departure, we will keep all of the initial transportation fee.
- Registered participants may transfer their contract a maximum of seven
days before the beginning of the camp, provided the replacement participant fulfills the same terms and conditions.
By the Organization:
- For reasons beyond the Organization’s control, small modifications to the content or structure of the trip may have to be made. Participants may not request compensation under such circumstances. By small modifications, we mean changes that will not affect the progress of the Pedagogical Project or the activities described in the catalog.
By the participant, if you have not purchased the optional cancellation insurance:
- If you cancel more than forty-five days before the departure, we will retain 30 percent
of the trip fees.
- If you cancel fewer than forty-five days before the departure, you will still owe 50 percent
of the trip fees (camp + transportation).
- If you cancel less than seven days before the departure, we will retain the complete amount (trip + transportation).
- Fees for trips that have already begun must be paid in full, no matter what the reason for leaving is, except if you purchased the optional cancellation insurance.
Please note that any reservation may be canceled within the seven days following the order.
By the Organization:
Objectif Sciences International reserves the right to cancel a trip or make significant modifications if the weather or material reasons force it to do so, or if the number of participants is less than 50 percent of initial expectations. If such circumstances arise, will we notify you by mail as soon as possible, and we will propose a replacement solution if necessary (particularly in case of cancellation). If no replacement solution is suitable, Objectif Sciences International will completely and immediately reimburse any fees you paid.
Objectif Sciences International reserves the right to refuse any participant if the required terms and conditions for the trip have not been fully respected.
To learn about the terms and conditions of the cancellation insurance, please read the following paragraph.
Objectif Sciences International and its members maintain civil liability and repatriation insurance , which covers all their activities. However, this insurance does not cover you if you cancel the trip.
That is why we offer and suggest that you buy an additional cancellation insurance policy.
If you cancel your trip and have this cancellation insurance, we will reimburse the cost of the trip minus a deductible equal to 10 percent of the trip’s cost plus the cost of the insurance, and all costs incurred by a participant during a trip that has already begun. This insurance is valid only in case of non-reception of your visa, sickness, accident, or death of the insured or one of their close family members (brother or sister, father, mother, stepparent, or grandparent).
For this type of situation, the cancellation request must be sent by registered mail and include medical or death certificates. Objectif Sciences International reserves the right to refuse any cancellation because of a lack of supporting documents or reasonable justifications.
Photos and Media Coverage
Participants may be photographed during the trip. Participants and their parents (for young participants) accept that photos taken by Organization members may be used on Objectif Sciences International’s websites and to illustrate our future brochures. They also accept that TV, radio, or newspaper reports may occur during the trips and that participants may be interviewed.
Thus participants and childrens’ parents hereby waive their right to any form of redress, compensation, or renumeration for any photographs or media reports.
Data and Information
Participants and their families have the right to access and rectify personal information that concerns them and that Centers for Scientific Living may need to process for their activities.
Medical and ambulance fees spent in case of illness or an accident may sometimes be advanced by the Organization responsible for the trip. By registering a child for a trip, parents hereby agree to reimburse the total sum advanced. This also applies to any adult participant on a Science
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Parents or guardians hereby accept that in case of emergency or necessity, a decision to pursue appropriate measures such as hospitalization or surgery may be taken by the Organization.
Objectif Sciences International will of course keep any necessary documents so you can request total or partial reimbursement from a government agency or your insurance company.
Group life requires some rules. For the trip to run smoothly, participants must respect the group rules that the pedagogical team will outline at the beginning of the trip.
Each participant must behave in accordance with the basic rules of conduct and respect the instructions of the Center for Scientific Living management.
Each participant must behave appropriately with supervisory and service staff and with other participants.
Additionally, every participant is kindly encouraged to wear appropriate clothing.
If the trip director realizes that they can no longer be responsible for a participant whose behavior intimidates others or has a negative effect on the trip, parents will take all necessary measures to ensure the participant’s return without delay and at their own expense. The family may not request reimbursement and will be responsible for any costs related to sending away the participant.
The Organization uses whatever means are necessary to ensure the trips run smoothly. However, the Organization cannot be held liable for events beyond our control, fortuitous events (e.g., bad weather), or events unknown to its employees or active members.
The Organization cannot be held liable for violence inflicted by others, thefts, or participants’ forgotten or lost objects, even if the incident was caused by another participant. Participants are explicitly advised not to bring any objects of value with them. If you bring objects of value so you can better benefit from the camp (e.g., learn how to fly your drone, use your telescope, etc.), we will make sure your belongings are protected while they are not being used. However, the same exceptions outlined above are still applicable.
Objectif Sciences International cannot be held liable for schedule changes made by transportation companies or train stations, or any additional fees they may charge (including, but not limited to, non-modifiable train tickets or non-refundable tickets to reach the group’s trip departure point).
Finally, Objectif Sciences International will be in no way liable and will not offer a refund if a participant cannot cross a border during a trip because of administrative records.
Of course, we do everything possible to avoid these very rare inconveniences. We do so by warning you of any known changes as soon as we can.
Discharge of Liability
Once the trip is over, the Center for Scientific Living responsible for the camp will make sure all participants return to their legal guardians. Thus the Center disclaims all liability related to incidents that may occur afterwards.
After the camp, participants and their families will be sent a form to make a qualitative evaluation of the trip.
All claims and supporting documents must imperatively be sent by registered mail with acknowledgment of receipt within fifteen days after the end of the trip. After this period, no claims will be accepted.
In the event of a dispute or the need to interpret these terms and conditions of trip eligibility by a third party, the only courts of competent jurisdiction without appeal are those that govern the participating Centers for Scientific Living (Tribunal de Grande Instance de Bordeaux in France, Cour du Québec de Shawinigan in Quebec, Tribunal de Grande Instance de Papeete in Tahiti, Tokyo District Court in Japan, Tribunal de Grande Instance de Kinshasa in the DRC).
This court and any other judicial body may be seized, pursuant to these provisions, only if both parties have gone through conflict mediation with a mediator chosen and agreed upon by both parties and that this mediation failed.
This Conflict mediator will only be of competent jurisdiction if the two parties previously tried to resolve the dispute amicably.
 Repatriation insurance: in case an unforeseen event occurs more than fifty kilometers from their residence, our activities’ participants are guaranteed assistance. The following is covered by the insurance:
- medical and hospitalization fees
- repatriation in case of serious injury or illness
- travel expenses to attend a funeral of a family member (brother or sister, father, mother, stepparent,