BestPokerCoaching: fergrberger: @TheGoodTheBadandTheUgly
I would be fighting tooth and nail for that deposit back if I were you, the fact that they had not provided you with the contract of what you were signing up to first is unacceptable IMO. The clause itself is not absurd, but the fact you are not happy and never actually signed up with it should not mean you lose your deposit.
Don't believe everything you read on the forums
Our agreement/contract is and has always been public, in several places so nobody who is considering joining can miss it.
It's in the FAQ: https://bestpokercoaching.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/207725275-What-is-in-the-CFP-contract-
It's next to every "join now" button for every program, this is how it looks, for example: http://www.bestpokercoaching.com/cfp-6-max
It's also in other places, where the student has to actually check an empty box agreeing to it, so I find it VERY hard to believe anybody would be unaware of it when joining, and at the very least it's false to claim BPC did not show the contract.
As for the mentioned €250 penalty clause, that was in place a long time ago, I don't recall exact dates, but off the top of my head I would say 6 months+ ago. When it was not, it was removed from the contract. It's possible the user joined right in the couple of days when we were removing it, and it was still left in some places, and was thus told don't worry about it, we will change it.
That anybody would leave the program and leave the deposit behind instead of waiting to receive the new PDF without this clause is, well, hard to believe.
I don't know the exact case, but these are the facts. So again, don't believe everything you read on the forums. :)
"Don't believe everything you read on the forums"
That is a bit of an unfair comment to make given that absolutely everything in my post was true. I have no need to come on here and lie about it and in any case, the proof is in the communications between myself and you guys.
The contract was sent to me in early July. That was two months ago. I had already seen a sample contract which is on the site which did not have the clause.
I did all the steps asked of me (apart from the one which says "Do not ask questions" I suppose!) including signing up for all the poker sites and linking the to my CFP account. This was the exact reply I recieved from support when I questioned the E250 per hour clause:
Hi , we don't charge if you end the agreement prematurely anymore, and we also updated the contracts to 5k for micro and 30k for crusher, so don't worry about it.
BPC Support Team
You can PM me if you want details of the exact case, but those are the facts. Although it says in the email above that the contracts were updated, that wasn't the case - my contract still had the clause in it and I wasn't going to sign the contract whilst that clause remained, it was way too much of a risk.