These are the terms and conditions for our 5 week course. You’ll need to agree to these in order to take part. They just exist to make sure everything is clear from day one and there’s no confusion. If there’s anything you’d like to query, please get in touch via the main page.
Before we go any further, it is important that I remind you that adamsanimationacademy.com and all its contents is independent of Toon Boom Animation, Inc. Adam Oliver, the ‘Toon Boom Trainer’ and sole instructor of these courses is a certified expert by Toon Boom. The courses are run according to his standards and preferences. Toon Boom Animation, Inc is responsible for the software provided only.
5 Week Course – Terms & Conditions
By signing up to take part in the 5 week course (also referred to as ‘the course’), you’re agreeing to adhere to the rules that govern this course. We cannot guarantee full delivery of our services if you fail to keep up your side of the agreement. We are nice people though, and we want you to succeed! So if you communicate with us about any issues, we’ll try and find a workaround within the scope of the course, if possible.
This course aims to teach you Toon Boom Harmony for work in the field of animation. It assumes a base level of computer literacy and cannot provide computer training skills or hardware support, although we will try to advise where you can receive such training if you are not yet at a level we can work with you on.
The course runs for five (5) weeks. Although it is an part time course, there are varying levels of workload you may take on. This is to allow those working full time or otherwise engaged to still take part. There is an approximate estimate of 4 hours per week as the minimum time needed to complete the exercises. This should not be taken as a firm basis for your own schedule, as everyone is different in both their learning capacity and technical understanding. If you find you are having difficulties with the progress of your work, please do notify us as soon as possible. We cannot extend the contact time tuition past five (5) weeks, but we may extend your access to the course files at our discretion (see below). Each week will be based on a different aspect of the course outline, which will be sent to you via email. The course outline provided on the website www.adamsanimationacademy.com is subject to change during the actual course, but the core content and theme should remain true to that as advertised.
The course provides you with individual access to instructional videos and support documents. You are not permitted to share any of this content nor download and keep the digital files. You are to take all reasonable steps to protect any passwords given to you in order to access password protected data. Any participants suspected of violating these terms may be asked to leave the course with no refund, as well as their content access and software license revoked. We are a small business so please help us continue to provide quality training by keeping what you’ve paid for to yourself!
The instructional material will be accessible for 60 days from the start of the course, to match with your software license. Additional access time may be granted on a case by case basis, according to unforeseen or extenuating circumstances. We do, however, reserve the right to refuse additional access or revoke access at anytime if we have reason to suspect misuse or redistribution, at our discretion.
You may optionally choose to submit your related course work for review. Feedback will be given within one (1) working week, where possible. All one-to-one video calls will take place at the allotted time, booked via our online booking system. If you are more the five (5) minutes late, we retain the right to cancel the session with no rescheduling, at our discretion. You will need to make sure you have adequate internet connection for this video call prior to it commencing. We will do our best to accommodate all participants with regards to submissions and one-to-one feedback sessions. We will, however, require some flexibility on your part to allow for other participants of the course.
As part of the course, you are provided with a 40-day license for Toon Boom Harmony Premium (also referred to as ‘the software’). This allows for five (5) weeks of study plus five (5) days of ‘buffer time’ for early activation or project completion. The license is provided on an EDUCATIONAL basis only. You are not permitted to use the software for any commercial work or for financial gain. It is ONLY to be used for learning the software via the lessons provided during the course. We will pass on your email to Toon Boom Inc so that they can contact you directly with a special discount if you should wish to purchase a full license after the course. We are not responsible for any mailing lists that Toon Boom may add you to, although by consenting to these Terms and Conditions, you give us permission to pass on your email to Toon Boom Animation Inc. You may remove yourself from any email subscription at any time by using the unsubscribe option provided in the email.
Hardware and Services
By agreeing to take part in the course, you accept that you will need to provide your own hardware and services. These will be a computer, a pen tablet input device (for optimal drawing) and a broadband internet connection or equivalent. Please check Toon Boom’s official website at https://www.toonboom.com for hardware requirements and to make sure you can run the program before the course begins.
Antivirus and file protection
You are required to protect your computer and files that you work on during this course from viruses. When sending a file for review, it should be sent as a zipped file containing the whole project folder, named according to the welcome pack you are sent at the beginning of the course. If any viruses are found within the files you send for review, we will suspend your participation until a solution is found. If you cannot solve the issue within seven (7) days, we will have to withdraw you from the course. We take security very seriously and recommend a high-quality anti-virus software and virus scan the week before the course begins.
We offer a five (5) day money back guarantee, which means that from sign up you will have five (5) days to ask for a full refund. We may ask for an explanation as to your request but this is just so as we can seek to improve our service and is optional. Your refund will be processed within 28 days. Please note, refunds cannot be given if you have already accessed the course or activated the software. We reserve the right to refuse a refund if any attempt to operate outside of our terms and conditions has been made by the customer. For example, attempting to download all our lessons then asking for a refund. We’re sure you’re all nice people and won’t try to do that, but we have to be clear. Our refunds are dealt with on a case-by-case basis, and our decision is final. You MUST return your 40 day Harmony software license to the server before the refund is processed. If the license is not returned to the server within three (3) days of the request for the refund, you automatically revoke your request and forfeit any refund.
General Terms & Conditions
These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of the Toon Boom Trainer website and its associated training courses.
Toon Boom Trainer is located at: https://www.adamsanimationacademy.com
By accessing this website we assume you accept the following terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use the Adam’s Animation Academy website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.
The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of United Kingdom. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.
Unless otherwise stated, Adam’s Animation Academy and/or it’s licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Adam’s Animation Academy. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from https://www.adamsanimationacademy.com for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.
You must not: Republish, redistribute, sell, rent, sub-license, reproduce, duplicate, copy material from https://www.adamsanimationacademy.com (unless clearly stated otherwise).
This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof. Certain parts of this website offer the opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions, information, material and data (‘Comments’) in areas of the website. Adam’s Animation Academy does not screen, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their appearance on the website and Comments do not reflect the views or opinions of Adam’s Animation Academy, its agents or affiliates. Comments reflect the view and opinion of the person who posts such view or opinion. To the extent permitted by applicable laws Adam’s Animation Academy shall not be responsible or liable for the Comments or for any loss cost, liability, damages or expenses caused and or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website. Adam’s Animation Academy reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which it considers in its absolute discretion to be inappropriate, offensive or otherwise in breach of these Terms and Conditions.
You warrant and represent that: You are entitled to post the comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so; The Comments do not infringe any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark, or other proprietary rights of any third party; The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libellous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material or material which is an invasion of privacy; The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity. You hereby grant to Adam’s Animation Academy a non-exclusive royalty-free license to use, reproduce, edit and authorise others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.
We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your Website. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your Website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your Website or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libellous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.
Reservation of Rights
We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website. You agree to immediately remove all links to our Website upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our Website, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.
Removal of links from our website
If you find any link on our Website or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.
Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill). Nothing in this disclaimer will:
limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature incurred during the use of our website or it’s associated products or services.