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The Academy of Nail Design - TERMS & CONDITIONS


1) I acknowledge and confirm that I am at least 18 years of age and am purchasing an online nail program and that I have researched my local state/province/country regulatory boards and confirmed that this program will allow me to be eligible to work professionally in the nail industry or qualify for state or provincial licensing after successful completion of this program if I so choose.  The Academy of Nail Design accepts no responsibility for confirming such professional or licensing eligibility.

2)Your TAOND Program purchase is non-transferable. You must not share your username and password with anyone else or allow anyone else to access the Site using your username and password. You are responsible for every use of the Site that occurs in conjunction with use of your username and password. You must use reasonable efforts to keep your username and password confidential. You must notify us as soon as you become aware of any unauthorised use of your membership, username or password.  Unauthorised use of your TAOND LMS or affiliate account could result in immediate Termination of your account(s) at the sole discretion of The Academy Of Nail Design.

The TAOND LMS site will usually be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We may, however, need to interrupt or suspend your access to the Site or the provision of the Site’s Services and Content, for maintenance, technical or other reasons. When accessing and using the Site and its services and Content, you must comply with directions, instructions or protocols posted on the Site.

3) Non-Refundable - I acknowledge that due to the nature of delivery of the TAOND program(s), the online portion (Online Learning Environment access, videos, print out material, presentations, tests, assignments etc.) of any program is non refundable after purchase date.     I acknowledge that I may be entitled to a refund for products, professional kits and dvds purchased through The Academy Of Nail Design if these items are returned to The Academy of Nail Design within 30 days unopened and unused, and that I am responsible for the shipping costs associated with returning the refundable items.

4) I acknowledge both the theoretical and practical requirements for completing my program as outlined on our main website under Required Practicals By Area and my program Description, and that I am not eligible for a Certificate unless all requirements have been successfully completed with a passing grade of 80% and acknowledged by the school.

5)  I acknowledge that I will be receiving online access to the program modules, but that program kits, dvds, accessories etc. if purchased through The Academy Of Nail Design will be shipped to me by Canada post (Canadian students), or FEDEX (U.S. and International students) and that delivery of such shipped items depends on the area in which I live, but on average will take 20-25 business days. I acknowledge that The Academy of Nail Design will attempt to have the delivery date in accordance with the shipping date as notified of at time of purchase, but that this date may vary from the shipping date as notified on the site at time of purchase due to circumstances beyond the control of The Academy of Nail Design and this does not entitle me to a refund of any order unless such order can not be fulfilled by The Academy of Nail Design.

6) Student Liability Insurance - I acknowledge and agree that I am required to purchase and maintain a Student Liability Insurance policy while enrolled in any TAOND Certificate program that Indemnifies The Academy of Nail Design from any Liable action taken against any student while enrolled and after graduation of any TAOND program.
7) TERMINATION - I acknowledge that The Academy of Nail Design reserves the sole right to Terminate my Student Account:
 a)With Notice without refund of any monies for Cause and/or for violation of any of these Terms and Conditions and/or our School Code of Conduct
 b) With Notice with a full or partial refund (partial refund based on amount of program access used by the students) at any time and at the sole discretion of The Academy of Nail Design.

8)  Professional Products - I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to have access to the proper professional products, equipment and sanitation materials in order that I am able to safely and successfully complete my program and that I agree to follow all local/provincial/state and federal sanitation and decontamination guidelines with regards to my equipment, products and accessories during the duration of my program.

9) E-File - I acknowledge that The Academy Of Nail Design does not allow students to use an electric file during the course of their studies and that if I do choose to using an electric file during my practice services that this can only happen if I COMPLETED PROFESSIONAL LEVEL E-FILE TRAINING from a reputable training provider approved by TAOND or the TAOND efile course and received a Certificate stating such training and that this Certificate has been uploaded to my student LMS account as record.

I must also have advised my practice client that I have been professionally trained to use an electric file and by allowing me to use an electric file during my practice service they sign off on any liability to both myself and The Academy Of Nail Design of any injury or damage that may occur due to the use of an electric file. I have also informed my client that they can opt not to have practice services performed with an electric file if they so choose.  This acknowledgement must be in writing on each TAOND CPS form submitted for grading.

10)  Professional Code Of Conduct - I acknowledge that during the time that I am enrolled in this program that I represent The Academy of Nail Design and as a student of TAOND I agree to act in a mature, professional, safe manner and will not portray myself as a licensed or Certified Nail Technician or any status other then a student while enrolled in this program.

11)  Safety & Sanitation - I acknowledge that I will be handling and have access to professional nail products commonly used in the nail industry as a part of my program and that I agree to use these products with only the utmost care, in a safe, professional, equipped setting, and in a manner as described specifically by the manufacturer of these products and/or equipment.  And that I will not hold The Academy of Nail Design, its successors, or representatives liable for any misuse of these products that leads to any liability incurred to myself or any client that I practice on during this program. I also acknowledge and agree that I will disclose to any client I work on during my program that I am a student and have my clients sign off any liability to myself or The Academy of Nail Design during the course of my program.

12) I acknowledge that The Academy of Nail Design does not encourage nor advocate the use of non-professional nail or beauty products. and accepts no responsibility for the students' use of such items.


MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION CANCELLATION - Please be advised that a student can CANCEL their TAOND MONTHLY/WEEKLY MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION at any time, but must give 7 BUSINESS DAYS WRITTEN NOTICE of such intent before the Due Date of their next payment in order to avoid being billed for their next payment.

If anytime after enrollment in our TAOND Monthly Membership Subscription a student wishes to Cancel their subscription or account before the Membership has been paid in full as per the terms of the Membership choice they enrolled (Weekly or Monthly), they MUST GIVE 7 BUSINESS DAYS Notice before the due date of my next Monthly or Weekly Payment in order to cancel the Subscription.  Such request must be remitted in written form to the school via email and such receipt acknowledged by The Academy Of Nail Design back to the student.  Receipt of such request does not entitle the student to a refund of any funds already paid in the Subscription Agreement.

If a student Cancels their Monthly Membership Subscription before the Membership payments have been completed they acknowledge that their student account will be Cancelled and Deleted UNLESS they chose to pay for the TAOND “Park My Account‘ Fee which is an annual Fee that will keep their account suspended, but current for a period of 1 year.  They can renew the ‘Park My Account’ fee as many times as they would like.   During their suspended time period you can re-activate your account at any time and continue with the remaining MEMBERSHIP payments until completion of the term.

ONE TIME PROGRAM PAYMENTS - If the Student has enrolled/purchased a TAOND Program and paid in a one time payment then they have access to their Program for a period of 2 years.  If the student does not complete or wishes to extend their program access they can purchase an EXTENSION Fee that extends their program access for 1 year (365 Days) from the date of purchase.  They can renew this Extension Fee as many times as they would like.

OLD TAOND LMS - If the student had purchased their Program, Module, Payment Plan on our old TAOND LMS ( website and does not log into their account for a period of 2 years (730 Days) then their account will be suspended and they must purchase a  Re-instatement Fee if they choose to re-activate their account.


If the student chooses to not pay for an Extension Fee, or a ‘Park My Account’ Fee they acknowledge that after a 1 year period (365 Days from Suspension or Cancellation) has been reached, the student acknowledges that their full TAOND Account including any submitted work, tests, assignments, uploaded CPS forms etc. will be permanently deleted from our system, and that student will have to re-start their entire program with us from the beginning, including re-starting the 12 Monthly Payments.

LOSS OF DATA  - COPIES MUST BE MAINTAINED BY STUDENT – The student acknowledges that with any TAOND LMS Account Extension or ‘Park My Account” event or even during the normal enrollment process, while TAOND will do it’s best to maintain the students academic records there is no guarantee that the student’s work will be saved properly if a suspension occurs or there is a data loss, therefore the student acknowledges that they are required to maintain copies of all their student work (Test, Assignments and Practical work – CPS Forms) as a copy in their own records in case of deletion or other data loss in the TAOND LMS.

14) I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to disclose any allergies, contagious infections and/or any other conditions that may affect the safety of myself or any clients that I may perform services on during this program and agree not to hold The Academy of Nail Design liable in any incident that may occur during my program.

15) The school reserves the right to make any changes to the course program content, delivery and scheduling as long as there are no additional charges to the student currently enrolled. In the event of disruptions to program delivery for issues beyond the control of The Academy of Nail Design, I acknowledge that The Academy of Nail Design will in a timely manner address such technical issues and I acknowledge that I am not entitled to a refund or any program fees partial or full paid to The Academy of Nail Design under such circumstances. In the event that The Academy of Nail Design ceases to operate, due to unforeseen circumstances, I agree and acknowledge that The Academy of Nail Design will attempt it's best to fulfill all program purchase agreements by continuing to operate the Online learning Environment for a period of 3 months after the discontinuation of the operation of The Academy of Nail Design, and issue Certificates to those students who complete their program requirements within that time frame. I acknowledge this 3 month time frame and agree that if I am unable to complete my program requirements during that time period after which The Academy of Nail Design ceases to operate, that I am not entitled to any refund of program purchases or materials purchased in conjunction with my program, and will not hold The Academy of Nail Design, its owners, employees, executors or heirs liable in any respect. 

16) I acknowledge that the program materials created by The Academy of Nail Design are copyrighted information and that I agree that I will in no way distribute, make copies of, or share any of this information with any third party who is not a party to these terms and conditions. Any violation of this agreement will be met with persecution to the full extent of the law.

17) I understand and agree that the information provided in the program is not meant to replace professional legal, accounting or insurance advice and I agree that The Academy of Nail Design expressly disclaims all and any liability to any person, whether the purchaser of this program or not, in respect of anything and of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done by any such person in reliance, whether whole or partial, upon the whole or any part of the contents of this program or programs.

18) If I decide to operate my own business I acknowledge and agree that my business is independent of The Academy of Nail Design and have properly registered my business name and operate it in such a manner that is required by the local laws of my jurisdication, and will not hold liable in any way The Academy of Nail Design, its owners, employees, executors, heirs for any personal, or corporate, liability, claim, suit, action, loss or damages that may arise from my services that I provide in my business.


1) Our information collection and use of any personal information about you is set out in our Privacy Policy.

Applicable Laws

1) We control and operate the Site from our offices in Canada. The laws of Canada govern these Terms, and you and The Academy Of Nail Design submit to the jurisdiction of the courts there.

Any violation of these Terms & Conditions will result in the immediate Termination of the Student's Access and Account at the sole discretion of The Academy of Nail Design, and any such Termination due to these violations will not result in any repayment of Fees paid.

            If you have a question regarding any of the TERMS & CONDITIONS listed here please contact us directly at PRIOR to enrolling in your program.

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