Terms & Conditions
The following Terms and Conditions apply to all Participant(s) or applicant(s) (hereinafter “you”, “your”, or “Applicant” or “Participant”), in any internship, training, language course, university course or degree or similar offering referred hereunder as the “Program” offered by Route2China Limited, a company incorporated in Zurich with registered number 2016-47249 and Gufenhaldenweg 2c, Maennedorf (hereinafter referred to as “We”, “Our”, “Us”, “R2C”, “the Company” or “Route2China”).
1. By paying the Program fee or the deposit to Us, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions as described below.
2. In return for the receipt by Us of the Program fee, We undertake, subject to these terms and conditions, to do the following:
a. To arrange for the provision to the Participant of an unpaid/paid internship placement with an internship company (the “assigned internship company”) or training course or language course, university course or degree or a combination of those in China as part of the Program (referred to as a “placement”)
b. To provide the Participant with the services included in the arranged package.
3. All rights to reject an application are reserved to Us, if We believe a candidate is unsuitable for our program. This shall be done at our own discretion.
4. Selection Process
4.1 In order to optimise the Placement for the Participant and Third Party companies, Route2China will only select candidates that are ideal to for our program. In order to select ideal candidates, Route2China or its partner may conduct an interview with all Participants in which the participants will list what they are looking forward to in terms of industry they want to work in, services they would like to receive and other relevant information.
4.2 Route2China may conduct a language test to make sure candidates are up to the standards needed for Our program. Participants shall send a copy of their passport and their Curriculum Vitae. Route2China will communicate to the Participant whether he/she has been accepted to the corresponding program. In the case Route2China rejects an Applicant, the rejected Applicant shall submit to Route2China decision.
5.1 Route2China offers relocation services, Chinese language trainings and other services to Participants in China. The scope and price of the service package will be discussed and agreed upon by Route2China and the Participant. By paying the full program fee, the Participants declares that he/she has read and agree to the Terms and Conditions outlined in this document.
6. Deposit & Fees
6.1 All deposits are non-refundable unless We are unable to find a satisfactory host company for the internship or that the Participant is not hired by one of the companies chosen.
6.2 Unless an alternative payment schedule is arranged by a member of Our staff in Writing, the remaining amount of the program fee must be paid to Us within 10 days of the company’s approval of the candidacy of the Participant. If the participant cannot fulfil this payment deadline, the placement may be cancelled at our discretion and no refunds given unless by prior arrangement.
6.3 A written cancellation request must be written if an Applicant has paid the deposit and we have began the research and application process. If the cancelation request is received before a first interview and within 10 days of the initial deposit payment Route2China will refund the deposit minus CHF250 for transfer and administrative expenses.
6.4 If the cancelation is received after 10 days of the initial payment or after a first interview We will not refund the deposit payment.
7. Program & Placement
7.1 If a Participant wishes to extend the program once he/she has begun the program, the Participant will be charged a fee for this extension. The fees for extending the programs shall be obtained through written communication with an Route2China member of staff. We reserve the right to refuse any such requests.
7.2 If a participant decides to discontinue their program before the final date, no refund will be given by Us. The Participant shall send written notice 2 weeks in advance clearly stating the reasons of discontinuing their program.
7.3 If We have to cancel the program before the starting date of the Participants program, for reasons that are not contributed by the Participant, a full refund of the program fee including deposit will be given to the participant. Route2China will not compensate participants for any other costs incurred in relation to the Program by the participant or any other person.
7.4 We reserve the right to change our suppliers and the format of our Program as and when necessary at our discretion and without requiring the consent of the Participant. We will however endeavour to provide as similar a Program as possible at all time.
7.5 It is the participants responsibility to be aware of national holidays and any other relevant holidays that might change the nature of the program. We cannot be held responsible for the working hours of the company or the holidays.
8.1 Costs associated with the application of the Chinese visa will be covered by the participant. In the event that a Participant is refused an appropriate visa or suitable alternative by the Chinese Authorities, Route2China will reserve the right to give or not give back the full or partial cost of the Program fee. As we recommend Participants not to pay flight or other costs before they hold their valid visa, we can in no way be held responsible for cancellation of flights or any other costs incurred by the Participant or any other person.
8.2 If for whatever reason the visa application is incorrect or the type or duration of visa granted is incorrect, we will use reasonable efforts to assist in amending of the visa, or process another visa, with the relevant People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.) authorities. We take no responsibility and are not liable for any consequences arising from the lack of issuance of the P.R.C. visa or for any incorrect issuance of the P.R.C. visa.
8.3 It is the responsibility of the Participant to comply with P.R.C. visa regulation. Route2China is not responsible or liable for any lack of compliance with the P.R.C. visa regulation.
8.4 If you wish, We could recommend a Visa Service with a handling fee.
8.5 In case you have chosen us to obtain the Visa or Residence Permit for internship for you, this cost is included in the package fee and we will ensure that you are compliant with the current P.R.C Residence Permit regulation.
9.1 Route2China, its suppliers, affiliate companies and members of staff are not liable for any case of injury, accident or sickness suffered by the Participant, or the or damage to the belongings of the Participant.
9.2 All Participants are responsible for their own safety during the Program and neither the Company nor the assigned internship company is responsible or liable for any accident, sickness, loss, damage, expense or hazard encountered or incurred by the Participant during the Program.
9.3 The Participant is responsible for ensuring that he/she has purchased full, comprehensive insurance prior to departure to China, which will cover him/her for the duration of the Program and which includes but is not limited to cancellation, travel, health, medical and personal liability insurance (including pre-existing medical conditions). The Participant must bring all relevant insurance documents with him/her to China. Neither the Company nor its employees is liable for any medical advice given by Ourselves or third parties. If You choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, We will not be liable for any losses howsoever arising, in respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available.
9.4 Route2China may use photos or videos of you, quotes taken from you during the feedback session, and the contents of emails you send us for the purposes of our own marketing, including use for social media. If you do not give permission for this, please let us know by email.
10. Behaviour & Conduct
10.1 If the participant was not to comply to the rules outlined by the assigned internship company, the laws of the People’s Republic of China or the rules of Our program, We may cancel the Program of the Participant immediately with no refund of the program fees.
10.2 Participants will take full responsibility for their conduct at all times during the Program. The Participant will not act irresponsibly, break the law of the People’s Republic of China, or put themselves or others in dangerous situations, and if they do, will be responsible for the consequences.
10.3 Any Participant showing anti-social behaviour including but not limited to bullying, harassment of other participants, negative conduct towards other group members, Our representatives, our partners representatives or clients, excessive work absence can be expelled off the designated accommodation and their program can be cancelled immediately.
11. Third Party and Partner
11.1 We have a duty to select the suppliers of the services making up your Program with reasonable skill and care. We have no liability to you for the actual provision of the Program, except in cases where it is proved that we have breached that duty and damage to you has been caused.
11.2 We take no responsibility and are not liable for any third party behaviour or actions including but not limited to that of the assigned internship company and employees at the designated accommodation.
11.3 We will not be responsible or pay you compensation for any injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense, cost or other claim of any description if it results from:
a. The act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected;
b. The act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party unconnected with the provision of the Program and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; or
c. Unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond ours or our supplier(s) control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or
d. An event which either ourselves or suppliers could not, even with all due care, have foreseen or forestalled.
You assume full and complete responsibility for checking and verifying any and all vaccination requirements or recommendations, and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest in the locations you will be travelling to in China
12. Participant & Host Company
12.1 Should a problem arise for a Participant during the timeframe of our Program, the Participant should notify Us immediately in written format though an E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating the problem with clarity. Route2China will discuss the problem with the Participant and discuss ways in which it can be solved. Route2China is not responsible for any communication that is not recorded in written form that has been sent by Us to the Participant or received by Us from the Participant.
12.2 The Participant agrees to the following points:
a. Abide by or comply with any applicable rules and internal policies or guidelines of the assigned internship company, training course provider (including but not limited to language courses)
b. Exhibit problems in her/his placement with our staff in writing by email or correspondence prior to discussion with any third party. If the assigned internship company terminates a placement prior to the end of the stated time as a result of the Participant’s inadequate or unhelpful participation, absence from work or repeated tardiness in arrival at work, no refund of Program fees will be given and We are under no obligation to provide another placement.
12.3 The Participant agrees to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement with the assigned internship company. Regardless of whether or not the assigned internship company requires the Participant to sign an Agreement, the Participant agrees to keep confidential all matters relating to Intellectual Property and confidential information.
12.4 The workload assigned to the Participant by the assigned internship company is not Our responsibility whether the workload is considered to be too much or too little by the Participant. In such cases, the Participant should discuss the problem with Us and We will endeavour to resolve the issue.
12.5 Route2China takes no responsibility for any damages caused by a Participant to any third parties, including but not limited to the assigned internship company and the assigned accommodation, which in all cases are responsibility of the Participant and she/he would be liable for them. It is the Participants responsibility to ensure he/she has purchased personal liability insurance prior to the commencement of the Program.
13. Force Majeure
We are not responsible or liable for changes or cancellations to the Program under any of the following circumstances; war or threat of war, terrorism or threat of terrorism, civil strife, riot, industrial dispute, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster, chemical or biological disaster, adverse weather, sea, ice and river conditions, fire, sickness, environmental or climate concerns, acts of government or local authority, or any other event or circumstance which amounts to a “force majeure” and in such cases no refund or compensation for any loss will be given to the Participant by Us unless otherwise decided at Our discretion. Advice from the Foreign Office to avoid or leave a particular country may constitute Force Majeure.
14.1 The maximum liability is the aggregate cash amount paid by the Participant to Route2China for the Program.
14.2 This agreement and the Terms and Conditions described herein shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Swiss law
14.3 Disputes, controversies or claims arising from or relating to this agreement or terms and conditions described herein including, but not limited to, the invalidity, validity, breach or termination thereof, shall be selected in by arbitration in Switzerland under the Swiss International Arbitration Centre Administered Arbitration Rules in place then the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with these Rules. The amount of arbitrators shall be one and the arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English.
14.4 This agreement supersedes all previous agreements between the parties relating to its subject.
14.5 Anyone who is not a party to this agreement shall have no rights under or in connection with it.
14.6 The rights of the parties to rescind or agree any variations, settlement or waiver under this agreement is not subject to the consent of any person that is not a party to this agreement.
14.7 In the case a part, section or provision is found, by a an authority of competent jurisdiction, to be invalid, illegal or not enforceable, that part, section or provision shall, to the extent required, deemed not to form part of this agreement, and the validity and enforceability of other provisions of this agreement shall not be affected. The part, section or provision of the agreement shall suffer the minimum modification possible to make it enforceable, legal and valid with it trying to achieve the original commercial intent of the Company and the Participant through the negotiation in good faith to amend such provision.
14.8 In entering this agreement, each party agrees, it has not relied on, and shall have no right or remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made negligently or innocently) other than as expressly set out in this agreement.