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               Security of Student records:
               1. Academic and financial records are kept in locked cabinets in locked offices available to authorized personnel
               2. There are separate file cabinets for education and financial records.
               3. Students can request a review and copy of their personal records from authorized school personnel only.
               Photo Release & Consent
               I understand and authorize Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology, its agents, successors, assigns, subareas,
               subsidiaries and/or affiliates to use and publish all photos supplied to say organization(s) of me in any or all of its
               publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content without limitation.
               Said Picture(s) / photograph(s) may be used with or without using my name. I agree that I will not be compensated for
               use of said items.

               If I prefer not to have any photos published of me, I will supply, in writing, a statement as such, which shall be placed
               in my file.

               Release of Liability Policy
               I agree to release from liability and hold harmless Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology, its employees or
               agents from any and all liability for personal injuries (including death), property losses or damage in connection with
               any activity or accommodations incurred from any off premise school event or activity. I further agree to abide by all
               the rules and regulations required by Belle Academy of Cosmetology
               Student Grievance Procedure
               In accordance with the institution's mission statement, the school will make every attempt to resolve any student
               complaint that is not frivolous or without merit. Complaint procedures will be included in new student orientation
               thereby assuring that all students know the steps to follow should they desire to register a complaint at any time.
               Evidence of final resolution of all complaints will be retained in school files in order to determine the frequency,
               nature, and patterns of complaints for the institution. The following procedure outlines the specific steps of the
               complaint process.
               1. The student should register the complaint in writing on the designated form provided by the institution within 30
               days of the date that the act which is the subject of the grievance occurred.
               2. The complaint form will be given to the school Director.
               3. The complaint will be reviewed by management and a response will be sent in writing to the student within 30 days
               of receiving the complaint. The initial response may not provide for final resolution of the problem but will notify the
               student of continued investigation and/or actions being taken regarding the complaint.
               4. If the complaint is of such nature that it cannot be resolved by the management, it will be referred to an
               appropriate agency if applicable.
               5. Depending on the extent and nature of the complaint, interviews with appropriate staff and other students
               may be necessary to reach a final resolution of the complaint.
               6. In cases of extreme conflict, it may be necessary to conduct an informal hearing regarding the complaint. If
               necessary, management will appoint a hearing committee consisting of one member selected by the school
               who has had no involvement in the dispute and who may also be a corporate officer, another member who may not
               be related to the student filing the complaint or another student in the school, and another member who may not be
               employed by the school or related to the school owners. The hearing will occur within 90 days of committee
               appointment. The hearing will be informal with the student presenting his/her case followed by the school's response.
               The hearing committee will be allowed to ask questions of all involved parties. Within 15 days of the hearing, the
               committee will prepare a report summarizing each witness' testimony and a recommended resolution for the dispute.
               School management shall consider the report and either accept, reject, or modify the recommendations of the
               committee. Corporate management shall consider the report and either accept, reject, or modify the
               recommendations of the committee.
               7. Students must exhaust the institution’s internal complaint process before submitting the complaint to the
               school’s State licensing agency and/or the school’s accrediting agency.

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