Non-discriminatory policy: IBE admits and welcomes any student or instructor of any age, religion, race, ethnic origin, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, courses, and activities generally accorded participants at the Institute. IBE does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational, admissions, or scholarship policies.
Shipping and Handling: All orders are shipped via UPS or USPS Priority Mail; no additional shipping charges apply within US or Canada (please allow 7-10 days for your order to arrive). Shipping rates for international orders are calculated by weight. International orders including those to Canada are shipped via US Parcel Post Airmail. On International orders the buyer is responsible for any import restrictions, prohibited import items, taxes, tariffs, fees, duties. etc.
Payment: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, and direct payment from PayPal accounts. You do not need a PayPal account to purchase from IBE. All currency is in US Dollars.
Tax Rates: Tax rate of 7% applies ONLY to residents of the State of Florida.
Returns, Exchanges and Refunds: Courses: IBE 101 and 200-level courses in printed form only can be cancelled during the first week. Shipping costs and a 15% restocking fee will be applied. You must obtain authorization from IBE before returning the course. Your return request must be no later than 5 business days from the day of USPS recorded delivery. Purchase of the Online Courses are final and not refundable.
Seminars: Any student unable to attend a seminar, giving at least 45 days notice prior to the seminar, is entitled to either a refund, less a 15% administrative fee and less $250 for the non-refundable online course fee, or the student can elect to apply this course fee to a future seminar. Cancellations less than 45 days prior to a seminar will be treated as a credit and applied to a future IBE seminar or event. "No shows" will not be credited or refunded. In the unlikely event that IBE cancels a seminar, all monies will be refunded.
Copyright Protection: All course, seminar, and workshop materials are copyright protected. Students may not copy, print or distribute course materials or parts of them without written permission from the Institute for Bau-biologie & Ecology, Clearwater, Florida.