Terms & conditions Katchupa degree program
Advanced Pathologies / Tibetan medical Psychology and Psychiatry / Gynecology, Tibetan Medical Astrology / Tibetan Cleansing, medicinal butter preparation and rejuvenation / Pharmacology and pharmacology works.
By completing the application forms or an online transaction you are confirming that you accept the following terms and conditions:
TME - Tibetan Medicine Education center website, courses and e-mail.
All parts of the websites, both public and teaching areas (tibetanmedicine-edu.org, tmecourses.org, tme.adobeconnect.com) including course content, documents, lessons, videos, audio recordings, works, and correspondence, are the intellectual property of TME - Tibetan Medicine Education center and cannot be copied, duplicated, forwarded, or conveyed to anyone else, without the original author's permission. No attempt should be made to copy or distribute either images or other content in any way, even in another language.
All online courses require users to have an active email account for course communication purposes.
Users need to advise TME of any changes to their personal contact details whilst completing their course.
Students enrolled with TME - Tibetan Medicine Education center are issued with an internet login and secure password in order to access the live teaching session. Students must not disclose this password to any third party.
TME - Tibetan Medicine Education center reserves the right to modify the content of the website on a regular basis in order to ensure that it is current and as relevant as possible.
It is strongly recommended that students protect their own computer system with appropriate anti virus software. TME - Tibetan Medicine Education center cannot be held responsible for any virus transferred via email or otherwise, hacking and other types of computer misuse.
Payment is made at the enrolment.
For online courses: A message of confirmation will be sent to the student after receipt of payment. The student will then have access to the course material and to the online specialized sessions for the duration given in the course description.
For the workshops: A place is assured after receipt of payment.
On request, it is generally possible to pay the workshop in two separate payments, provided an additional transaction fee of CHF15.- per payment.
Before a course opening: withdrawals from a course or a seminar are accepted until 30 days before the course is made available, without any charge aside from an administrative fee of CHF 60.-. Withdrawals must be communicated in writing. There will be no reimbursement for later cancellation.
Once the student has access to the material: Should the course participant withdraw from the TM course, or not take part in online sessions or exams, he or she shall not be entitled to claim any reimbursement.
In the unlikely event that TME cannot provide a pre-announced course, the full pre-payment for the cancelled course/part of the course will be refunded. There will be no claim for other compensation.
Cancellation until 2 months before the workshop: no cancellation fee.
From 2 months to one week before the workshop: 40% cancellation fee.
In the last week before the workshop: 70% cancellation fee.
In the unlikely event that TME has to cancel the workshop, the full workshop fee will be refunded.
In order to maintain an appropriate learning environment, students having a disruptive of offensive behavior may be excluded from courses, seminars and workshops.
Minimum number of participants
For the online Kachupa degree courses: There isn't any limited number of participants since the courses are given on an individual basis. Once the course goes online, students have access to the material through the login and password received at the time of the registration.
For the workshops: The minimum number of participants is decided upon the location and the charges involved. Please refer to the detailed information of each workshop.
For students needing a visa to come to the on-site practical workshops in Italy or Switzerland (check at http://projectvisa.com), please note that TME does not provide invitation letters for visa.
The participation to the course is at one’s own risk. It is the student's responsibility to have the appropriate personal travel insurance. Except in cases of negligent behavior of TME - Tibetan Medicine Education center, the liability of property damage and financial loss is limited.
At the end of each course, students who wish it so can take an exam in order to receive a certificate, provided they have passed it. In order to have the full Kachupa degree, students must follow all the courses and take/pass all the examinations.
We remind you that Tibetan Medicine, like many other complementary medicines, is still not officially recognized in many countries. Students must then be aware that even if this certification attests their high knowledge on Tibetan Medicine, it is not an authorization to practice per se, as legal recognition and licenses depend on the laws of each country.
Thus, the participants who are already medical doctors or who already have an official authorization to practice as naturopath practitioners in their country can receive the TME certificate as an attestation for their additional knowledge on Tibetan medicine and related techniques.
The participants who have not yet graduated in any medical complementary discipline will also receive the same certificate from TME, but in order to have a legal recognition in their country as a health practitioner, they may have to obtain extra certificates depending on their country laws.
Applicable law, jurisdiction
Swiss law exclusively shall be applicable to the present contract. Neuchâtel, Switzerland is stipulated as the place of jurisdiction.