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Bavarian Academy for
Nature Conservation and Landscape Management

Educational Center of the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management

Issue of costs by the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL)

According to the issues of cost and participation regarding events at the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management the following applies:

§ 1 Conditions of participation, conclusion of contract and administration procedures

Events at the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL) can be visited basically by anyone, unless the group of participants is limited according to the annual program of the ANL. Registration for events of the ANL should happen in writing. Fax and e-mail are also permitted. According to § 4 the exemption of registration costs must be clearly indicated and if necessary a confirmation of the department or the association has to be attached. The ANL confirms the participation in an event in writing, by fax or by an e-mail message.

§ 2 Principles of payment terms

According to our cost regulation there will be charged an admission fee for attending classes (admission fees and charges). The amount of costs can vary. In some cases there can be made an exemption to the regulation. Those exemptions will be individual listed in the annual program. Payment is required 7 days after receipt of billing and before seminar begin. In case of a payment delay you’ll get a reminder automatically and reminder fees will be charged as well.

§ 3 Costs, participation fee and charges

For events the registration fee is basically set on 50 € per day. Pupils, students, participants in the voluntary ecological year (FÖJ) voluntary social year (FSJ) as well as “friends of the ANL�? have to pay a reduced fee of 10 € per event day. With these fees all possibilities of participation and costs of the speakers are reimbursed.

Costs for accommodation, breakfast, lunch (including one non-alcoholic drink) in the educational center of the ANL will be charged by 35.00 € per day. For events that are not conducted in Laufen, please check the detailed program about the amount of expenses for board and lodging. Other expenses which are incurred by an event can be billed (e.g. costs of materials, bus etc.). Those costs are listed separately in the bill.

At symposia you have to pay any costs for accommodation and catering on your one. At the training of examined nature and landscape guides the ANL’s issue of costs won’t be applied.

§ 4 Exemptions from costs and expenses

Exemptions from the registration fee:

  • Employees in the division of the Bavarian State Ministry for Environment and Health, other employees of the Free State of Bavaria, the Bavarian administrative districts, urban districts of Bavaria and the Bavarian communities with confirmation from their department,
  • when those delegates applied in the fields of nature conservation, environmental protection, landscape management, environmental education, soil, water or climate and when the visit of some special events is required for official reasons.
  • Members of the Presidium of the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management,
  • Members of the nature conservational contributions under Article 48 BayNatSchG at Bavarian nature conservation authorities,
  • Members and candidates of the nature conservation guard (Naturschutzwacht) under Article 49 BayNatSchG at Bavarian nature conservation authorities. This also includes members of the Mountain Rescue Service and local chairpersons of the Bavarian Farmer’s Union, unless they are acquired as natural conservation guard and this is confirmed by the relevant nature conservation authority,
  • Beaver consultant and manager in Bavaria (including candidates),
  • Managing Director and senior staff of the Bavarian landscape maintenance associations, clubs, park and environmental education facilities,
  • Area supervisor (Gebietsbetreuer) in Bavaria,
  • Members and employees of recognized nature conservation associations (Landschaftspflegeverände) with first residence in Bavaria, where they are members or staff at least for two years,
  • Members of the federal-wide working group of state-supported educational institutions in the natural and environmental conservation.

Following are exempt from charges:

  • Employees in the division of the Bavarian State Ministry for Environment and Health, other employees of the Free State of Bavaria, the Bavarian administrative districts, urban districts of Bavaria and the Bavarian communities with confirmation from their department,
  • when those delegates applied in the fields of nature conservation, environmental protection, landscape management, environmental education, soil, water or climate and when the visit of some special events is required for official reasons.
  • Members of the Presidium of the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management,
  • Members of the nature conservational contributions under Article 48 BayNatSchG at Bavarian nature conservation authorities,
  • Members and candidates of the nature conservation guard (Naturschutzwacht) under Article 49 BayNatSchG at Bavarian nature conservation authorities. This also includes members of the Mountain Rescue Service and local chairpersons of the Bavarian Farmer’s Union, unless they are acquired as natural conservation guard and this is confirmed by the relevant nature conservation authority,
  • Beaver consultant and manager in Bavaria (including candidates),
  • Members of the federal-wide working group of state-supported educational institutions in the natural and environmental conservation.

In special cases the ascertainment of costs can be waived in whole or in part upon application in writing if that would lead the individual case in an undue hardship.

§ 5 Cancellation

Changes in programmes and event cancellation remain reserved to the ANL. This includes the lack of participants, the failure of speakers and force majeure. If an event should be cancelled all costs will be fully refunded. Further claims are not included. The ANL will try to inform you in time, so please check your E-Mails before you start your arrival. This does not apply if a breach of duty was caused by the ANL.

§ 6 Conditions of cancellation

If a participant isn’t able to participate he must inform die ANL immediately. A cancellation without charges is permitted only 5 days before the event. In some cases cancellation fees will be charged.

If the cancellation is not in time a fee of 15 % of the participation fee, at least 15 €, will be charged. Expenses incurred due to cancellation will be fully charged beside cancellation fees. A cancellation must happen in writing. Otherwise the full participation fee must be paid. This includes also § 4 participants who are exempt from charges. This is not for cancellations caused by illnes.

§ 7 Data Protection

With an event registration the user agrees the ANL’s user policy. This includes the processing of personal data via IT. Data like Name, Institution, Address, Phone and E-Mail will be saved in an ANL intern database. Those data will be used only for ANL events and won’t be assigned to a third party. The participant can easily order to delete his personal data.

§ 8 Disclaimer

The ANL shall not be liable for any damage arising as a result by participating in an event. This disclaimer does not apply when damage was caused on purpose.