Terms and Conditions

World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH)

TERMS & CONDITIONS AND CANCELLATION POLICIES:

The World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policies are publicly published on lifeguardcertifications.com. These Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policies are legally binding and apply to all purchases.

Defined terms under this Agreement:
“Minors” – shall mean the following minors who are the children, foster children, wards or otherwise legal responsibility of the Participants.

“Released Parties” – shall mean World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) and its subsidiaries and parent companies and each of the above-named parties’ partners, officers, directors, committee chairpersons, committee members, agents, management company(s), contractors, employees, servants, successors or assigns.

“Pool” – shall mean the swimming pool being used for the “Participants”.

“Participants” – shall mean each signatory to this document and each signatory’s Minor Participants, heirs, successors, representatives and assigns.

“Authorized Training Center” – shall mean the legally incorporated entity authorized, according to the ATC Contract, by World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) to deliver World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) courses to consumers.

“Authorized Instructor” – shall mean the person certified as a World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Lifeguard Instructor and authorized, according to the ATC Contract and under the supervision of a World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Authorized Training Center, by World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) to deliver World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) courses to consumers.


Types of Goods & Delivery. The content and information contained in the World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Courses is proprietary. Attendance at a World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Course grants access to World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) proprietary information. Courses are non-refundable once a consumer attends any portion of a World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Course.  

The Courses are services provided directly by World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Authorized Training Centers (ATC’s). You must know and understand the terms and conditions as published by each Authorized Training Center as they are not employees of World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) and are, instead, independent businesses. If you are seeking a refund for a Course, you must directly contact the Authorized Training Center (ATC) with whom you registered to participate in the Course.

Cost, access and use of any and all World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) proprietary materials by World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Authorized Training Centers and/or Authorized Instructors is strictly governed and agreed upon in the ATC Contract.  


Right to Cure. Customer agrees to email all service and product related concerns to World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) at admin@lifeguardcertifications.com before initiating a chargeback or requesting a refund and further agrees to afford World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) three (3) calendar days to repair or replace the service and/or product.


Hold Harmless:

1.) In exchange for being permitted to use the services of World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) and for other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned Participants, for himself/herself/theirself, release and agree not to make or bring any claim of any kind against the Released Parties for: (1) any injury (including death), disease or sickness to Participants, Minors or their guests and invitees related to the use of the services of World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH); (2) any damage to personal property whether or not caused by the negligence of the Released Parties or not; or (3) any other cause arising out of or related to Participants, Minors or their guests and invitees use of the services of World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH).


2.) In consideration for being allowed to use the services of World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) under this Agreement, and for other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged:
PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD THE RELEASED PARTIES HARMLESS FROM LIABILITY OR CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES AND COSTS FOR OR ARISING OUT OF: (1) ANY DAMAGE, INJURY, DISEASE, SICKNESS OR DEATH TO PARTICIPANTS OR THEIR MINORS, GUESTS OR INVITEES RELATED TO THE USE OF THE SERVICES OF WORLD ACADEMY OF SAFETY & HEALTH (WASH); OR (2) ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS TO PERSONAL PROPERTY CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO THE USE OF THE SERVICES OF WORLD ACADEMY OF SAFETY & HEALTH (WASH).
PARTICIPANTS UNDERSTAND, ACKNOWLEDGE AND STIPULATE THAT THIS INDEMNITY AGREEMENT INCLUDES ANY SUCH CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES AND COSTS ARISING OUT OF NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASED PARTIES.


3.) Participants stipulate and agree that invalidation of any term(s) or provision(s) of this Agreement by judgment or other court order shall not affect any of the other terms or provisions and such other terms and provisions shall remain in full force and effect.


RELEASE OF LIABILITY. The buyer, student, the student’s heirs, and legal designees agree to hold harmless World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH), its owners, employees, agents, contractors, and instructors from any and all acts, errors, and omissions committed by the student while serving as a certified Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard, Lifeguard cardholder, or cardholder of any other World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) certification. World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) certification only signifies that the cardholder (student) has successfully completed the World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) certification course according to the World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Quality Assurance Guidelines, appropriate course outline and manual and as verified by the World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Authorized Training Center (ATC) on the date(s) of the course and the testing of the objectives.


ADA COMPLIANCE POLICIES: Effective January 26, 1992, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) bars discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodation. Title III of the law bars private entities (schools, banks, restaurants, social service agencies, offices, retail sales establishments, etc.) from discriminating against individuals with disabilities in the provision of their goods and services. Individuals with qualifying physical or mental disabilities will not be denied participation in the goods, services, facilities, advantages or accommodations offered to the public. As a place of public accommodation, we will not discriminate against any patrons, clients, invitees or guests on the basis, of real or perceived qualifying disabilities.
Specifically:
• We will allow access to anyone seeking admission to a course (provided prerequisites are satisfied) regardless of real or perceived inability to participate in or pass the course.
• We will allow participants in every course to participate within the limits of their ability and learn as much as they can. For some people, certification may not be important. For those individuals, focus on helping them to learn as much as possible.
• If there is a request for accommodation, we will discuss possible solutions with the individual or his or her guardian, and if the individual prefers and provides permission, a medical provider. Accommodations may need to be arranged in advance and will be done so in compliance with all federal, state and local laws. We may not provide the accommodation preferred by the individual as, long as the accommodation offered is reasonable (i.e., building a permanent ramp into a pool versus using a swing-arm harness). We will seek to first cover the costs for reasonable accommodation without a surcharge, but may offer the option for students to pay a portion or all, of unreasonable accommodations if they should choose.
• We will certify each participant who can meet course skill and knowledge testing objectives.
• We will use available resources to assist people with special needs.


I agree to all Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policies as outlined in this document. I agree to the charges for the purchase I making. I further understand and agree to World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) charging my credit card and/or debit card for the total amount of the goods and services I have agreed to purchase.