Membership Terms and Conditions
1. Terms and Conditions of Membership
1.1 This document sets out the terms and conditions that apply to membership of People Dancing, the trading name of the Foundation for Community Dance, and is entered into with the named individual or corporate subscriber. People Dancing reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time and undertakes to communicate material changes to all members.
1.2 Membership of People Dancing entitles the subscriber to benefits including, but not limited to, four editions of magazines/occasional publications mailed direct, the opportunity to subscribe to e-newsletter services, discounts for People Dancing publications, training and events (including priority notification and bookings) and other services as offered. These benefits and services may alter from time to time, with the current offer always listed on our website and in membership publicity and joining forms.
1.3 Anyone with an interest in community dance may join as a member through one of its schemes. People Dancing reserves the right to refuse membership should this interest not be demonstrable.
1.4 Becoming a member of People Dancing carries no legal responsibility for the member in respect of People Dancing, nor does it carry voting rights at meetings or liability in respect of any debts of People Dancing. The term ‘member’ is the name used to describe the group of people and organisations that access People Dancing’s services and benefits via a paid subscription programme.
1.5 Annual membership fees are payable at the point of joining, and are either received/taken as one payment or follow an instalment schedule upon receipt of a signed Direct Debit instruction. Membership runs for one year from the end of the month of joining unless joining the Professional Individual membership scheme where the renewal date is the coming March. Renewals and applications from new members will be processed within ten working days. Current prices for membership fees are provided on our website and in membership publicity.
1.6 When you request to pay your membership by Direct Debit you agree to return a Direct Debit instruction within two weeks of joining, People Dancing agree to adhere to the rules of the Direct Debit Guarantee, which will be sent to you with a full schedule of payments on receipt of a completed mandate. Membership will be cancelled and benefits withdrawn, with written notice, if these payment terms are not adhered to, and this payment option may not necessarily be available in the future.
1.7 You can pay by PayPal, MasterCard or Visa credit/debit card. Use of PayPal.com is subject to their own terms and conditions of use.
1.8 If you confirm that you are a UK taxpayer for Gift Aid purposes, this is in accordance with the requirements of the Gift Aid Scheme as they apply from time to time. We are not an accounting, taxation or financial advisor, and you should not rely on information given on the website to determine the accounting, tax or financial consequences of making a donation to charity. You must pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that the charity will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. You understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that you give on or after 6 April 2008 until you advise us otherwise.
1.9 We will contact to you to inform you when your membership is due for renewal, and will provide renewal forms and information about payment methods. Your membership will lapse and become void if monies due remain unpaid after 30 days. We will contact you to inform you if your membership becomes lapsed.
1.10 Membership is not transferable, and membership fees non-refundable unless People Dancing fails in its duty to provide you with the benefits and services stated at the time your membership was purchased. Any case made for a refund must be put in writing to the Chief Executive.
1.11 You have the right to withdraw your membership at any time and without providing reason, however a refund for the ‘unused’ portion of the membership will not be provided.
1.12 If opting to pay by Direct Debit for Professional Individual membership inc. Sport, Recreation & Leisure Liability Protection insurance, the full year’s premium will be due even if you decide to cancel your membership part way through the year. We regret that refunds cannot be made.
1.13 People Dancing reserve the right to cancel your membership at any time should we anticipate that it will not be possible to continue to provide membership benefits and services for a continuous period of 90 days or more. However we shall use our reasonable endeavours to give you reasonable advance notice if we intend to withdraw services or benefits on a permanent basis.
1.14 People Dancing accept no liability whatsoever for any harm, damage, or loss, howsoever caused, which results through being a member of People Dancing.
1.15 These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. The Courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear or decide any claim, action or proceedings and to settle any disputes arising out of or in connection with the Terms, and for these purposes each party irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.