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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for www.theakademia.com. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.

- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole handlers of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via submission, email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, in order to fulfill our award, creative management and educational services. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. obtain radio, press, video, licensing, retail or live event placements in accordance with our creative management services, global marketing campaign and education services.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about news, awards, creative management service updates, your global marketing campaign updates, curriculum information, new services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address given on our website:

- See what data we have about you, if any.

- Change/correct any data we have about you.

- Have us delete any data we have about you.

- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only Akademia employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, submission reviews, curriculum, radio, press or other services) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page. If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 800-259-6185 or via email at info@theakademia.com


- Akademia City is designed to be a 100% sustainable, while offering upscale accomodations and amenities at a fraction of the normal cost. While the provision of all of the free services listed on our website is our ultimate goal, accomplishing this goal will require significant work and investment in infrastructure. Therefore, we cannot provide a definitive timeframe for the availability of all of these services. That said, it is our mission to provide these services for free so that you can be empowered to do what you truly love doing.

- The initiation of construction of Akademia City depends upon the satisfaction of various regulatory and permitting requirements. While we aim to complete these steps as quickly as possible, some of these factors and the outcome associated with them is not within our control. This includes but is not limited to the possibility that we may need to delay construction and/or shift the site location to another region or state.

- Due to the complexity and scope of a project of this nature, all timeframes and costs provided on our website or via email (other than the training & education component of $49.95 / month) are estimates only and are subject to change at any time.

- Akademia owns and operates its own extensive network of internet radio, press, video, retail, licensing and live event sites. The goal of this network is to enable clients to begin to build their body of work out in the real world and to bring diverse creative projects to Akademia City. Bershire Media Group and XR Media are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Akademia. XR Media stands for Xtreme Regionalized Media, a state-of-the-art fusion of the power of the Internet to deliver the highest media quality with a regional marketing focus. All media content is curated in Los Angeles and tailored to suit the language and cultural preferences of audiences in major metropolitan markets such as New York, Rio De Janeiro, London, Tokyo and others and delivered through our media websites. XR Media is putting creative leaders in touch with audiences all across the world by delivering content tailored for each region.

- All text, images, videos and weblinks shared with you as part of the training and curriculum are the intellectual property of Akademia. By enrolling in Akademia you agree to keep all text, images, video and weblinks confidential and will not duplicate or share this information in any form with anyone else. You understand that, in the event that you knowingly breach this agreement, you may be held liable for financial damages as a result of this breach.

- If you participate in Akademia's Client Referral Program, you agree to be classified as an independent contractor for tax and regulatory purposes. As an independent contractor, you will retain flexible work hours, will be free to engage in other work opportunities, and will receive a 1099 tax form at the end of each tax year.

- If you participate in Akademia's Client Referral Program, you agree to abide by the guidelines set forth in our training materials and to conduct business in an ethical manner, using only methods that are legally permitted in your country or state. You agree to indemnify Akademia against any and all legal claims or fines should you knowingly or unknowingly violate the laws of your country or state.

- Refund Policy: Any request for a refund submitted within 30 days of enrollment will be granted. You may make monthly payments using your credit card or PayPal account. The amount of $49.95 will automatically be deducted from your account on the same date every month. Although you may cancel at any time, we are confident that you will be satisfied with the unique knowledge and support for your vision provided by the Akademia opportunity. After the 30-day refund period, no refunds will be issued for payments made.

- Discontinuation contigency: In the event that Akademia discontinues its program for any reason, Akademia will continue to provide services up to the paid-through date for those services. No refund will be given as a result of this discontinuation and inability to continue training and educational services for students. Services are provided on an ongoing basis at face value of the information provided only and are not tied to a particular outcome, such as conferral of a certificate or offering residence in Akademia City. By enrolling, the client hereby indemnifies Akademia against any and all future claims due to Akademia's inability to continue its services, confer a certificate or offer residence in Akademia City beyond its discontinuation date.

- Any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled on an individual basis in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Los Angeles, California, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.



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