Terms and Conditions

1.  Terms and Conditions

1.1.  These Terms and Conditions comprise a number of rights and responsibilities relevant to Registered Individuals. They become binding on a Registered Individual once that individual has applied for, and subsequently been accepted to a type of membership subscription (‘Type of Membership Subscription’).

 

2.  Membership Subscription

2.1.  Upon acceptance a Registered Individual shall be designated with one of the following Types of Membership Subscription:

Type of Membership SubscriptionDescriptionRights
PlatinumAvailable to persons aged 18 or aboveA racing licence with a lifetime right to participate within British Rowing competitions run by Affiliated Members.
Adult GoldAvailable to persons aged 18 or aboveA racing licence with the annual/renewable right to participate within British Rowing competitions run by Affiliated Members.
Student GoldAvailable to students enrolled in a full-time course at a University or College subject to the production of a valid NUS number
A racing licence with the annual/renewable right to participate within British Rowing competitions run by Affiliated Members.
Adaptive GoldAvailable to persons who have been allocated a Para-Rowing Sport Class or Adaptive Rowing Sport ClassA racing licence with the annual/renewable right to participate within British Rowing competitions run by Affiliated Members.
Junior GoldAvailable to persons aged under 18 on the relevant qualifying dateA racing licence with the annual/renewable right to participate within British Rowing competitions run by Affiliated Members.
SilverAvailable to persons aged 18 or aboveAnnual/renewable right to participate within British Rowing Primary Events and Stable (Recreational) Boat Competitions.
Type of Membership Subscription:
Platinum
Description:
Available to persons aged 18 or above
Rights:
A racing licence with a lifetime right to participate within British Rowing competitions run by Affiliated Members.
Type of Membership Subscription:
Adult Gold
Description:
Available to persons aged 18 or above
Rights:
A racing licence with the annual/renewable right to participate within British Rowing competitions run by Affiliated Members.
Type of Membership Subscription:
Student Gold
Description:
Available to students enrolled in a full-time course at a University or College subject to the production of a valid NUS number
Rights:
A racing licence with the annual/renewable right to participate within British Rowing competitions run by Affiliated Members.
Type of Membership Subscription:
Adaptive Gold
Description:
Available to persons who have been allocated a Para-Rowing Sport Class or Adaptive Rowing Sport Class
Rights:
A racing licence with the annual/renewable right to participate within British Rowing competitions run by Affiliated Members.
Type of Membership Subscription:
Junior Gold
Description:
Available to persons aged under 18 on the relevant qualifying date
Rights:
A racing licence with the annual/renewable right to participate within British Rowing competitions run by Affiliated Members.
Type of Membership Subscription:
Silver
Description:
Available to persons aged 18 or above
Rights:
Annual/renewable right to participate within British Rowing Primary Events and Stable (Recreational) Boat Competitions.

2.2.   British Rowing reserves the right to re-brand or re-name the Types of Membership Subscription at any time.

2.3.   Types of Membership Subscription rights are not transferable to another individual.

 

3.  Membership Card

3.1.  Upon acceptance within a Type of Membership Subscription a Registered Individual shall be issued with a card (‘Membership Card’) by British Rowing.

3.2.  The Membership Card will constitute an acceptable form of identification at competitions run by Affiliated Members, and to obtain access to British Rowing Membership Subscription benefits.

3.3.  The Membership Card is non-transferrable and must only be used by the relevant Registered Individual. Misuse of the Membership Card may result in disciplinary action being taken against the relevant Registered Individual.

3.4.  British Rowing will replace a Membership Card that has been damaged, lost or stolen subject to the payment of £5.

 

4.  Insurance

4.1.  All Types of Membership Subscription provide insurance cover for all Registered Individuals taking part in British Rowing activity, as detailed at www.british-rowing-insurance.com.

4.2.  Personal Accident cover is not available to any relevant Registered Individual who is

4.2.1.  Over eighty (80) years old; or

4.2.2.  Does not reside permanently in the United Kingdom.

 

5.  Benefits

5.1.  All Registered Individuals are eligible to receive certain benefits provided by British Rowing. The price and duration of the relevant benefits are subject to change over time and are at the sole and absolute discretion of British Rowing.

5.2.  When seeking to use the benefits of a Type of Membership Subscription, a Registered Individual may be required at any time to produce a valid and current Membership Card.

 

6.  Application for Membership Subscription, Renewal Payment and Upgrades

6.1.  Any person may apply to become a Registered Individual within one of the Types of Membership Subscription referred to in paragraph 2 above. Types of Membership Subscription can be applied for by completing any application form via online, post, or over the phone.

6.2.  British Rowing shall be entitled to refuse an application form, or suspend, or cancel the Membership Subscription of any individual in its absolute discretion. British Rowing is not obliged to provide reasons for any action taken of this nature. However, potential reasons include, but are not limited to, breach of the Regulations or these Terms and Conditions, or an instruction from the Disciplinary and Grievance Panel or Safeguarding Case Management Group.

6.3.  British Rowing Platinum Membership Subscription commences from the day of purchase and is indefinite.

6.4.  British Rowing Gold and Silver Membership Subscription commences from the day of purchase and expires after 12 months.

6.5.  If a Registered Individual is also a British Rowing Umpire, they may have their Membership Subscription extended to the September of a relevant year, free of charge in order to align with the umpiring year.

6.6.  Membership Subscription can be renewed subject to payment of the relevant subscription fee for the subsequent year at any time up to two months in advance of the expiry date. Regardless of the renewal date within this two month period the new Membership Subscription will start the day after the previous Membership Subscription ends.

6.7.  If a Membership Subscription is not renewed by the expiry date it will cease with immediate effect.

6.8.  Payment can be made online via British Rowing’s online platforms, over the phone via credit/debit card, cheque, or by setting up a Direct Debit.

6.9.  By setting up a Direct Debit, a Membership Subscription will be automatically renewed and the Registered Individual will automatically be charged the relevant subscription price on an annual basis until the Registered Individual instructs to cancel the Membership Subscription before the end of the year.

6.10.  A Registered Individual may apply at any time to upgrade their Type of Membership Subscription. The relevant payment for the intended upgrade must be made in full, and no credit will be given for payments already made for a Membership Subscription year.

 

7.  Changes to Terms and Conditions

7.1.  British Rowing may amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and Registered Individuals should therefore check them each time they renew their Membership Subscription. The terms and conditions applying to Membership Subscription will be those in place on the date of purchase.

 

8.  Expiry, Cancellation and Refunds

8.1.  Upon expiry of a Membership Subscription all rights and benefits in respect of that Membership Subscription will cease.

8.2.  When purchasing a Membership Subscription Registered Individuals have a seven-day cooling off period during which the subscription can be cancelled and a full refund received unless during that seven-day period the Registered Individual has competed in a British Rowing competition run by Affiliated Members.

8.3.  If a Registered Individual decides to cancel their Membership Subscription after this seven-day period, no refund will be received (unless British Rowing in its absolute discretion decides to).

 

9.  Data Protection

9.1.  British Rowing collects personal information when an individual becomes a Registered Individual, or when a Registered Individual uses services or products that require the collection of personal information.

9.2.  British Rowing will use this information to provide the services requested (including sharing information with British Rowing affiliated competitions), maintain records, notify members of important information regarding an individual’s Membership Subscription (such as renewal notices), develop the organisation and, if the Registered Individual agrees, send the Registered Individual  information on things which may be of interest to them.

9.3.  British Rowing may occasionally pass such information to its suppliers/partners to receive services or products relating to Membership Subscription that are not fulfilled directly by British Rowing. Unless explicitly stated, British Rowing does not share such information for marketing purposes with any other organisations.

9.4.  Registered Individuals should review the British Rowing Privacy Policy for further information as to how their personal data is handled.

 

10.  Minors

10.1.  If a Registered Individual is a Minor, the parent/guardian of the Registered Individual must agree to comply with the British Rowing Code of Ethics and Behaviours.

 

11.  Definitions

Word(s)Definition
Affiliated MembersA club or competition that becomes affiliated to British Rowing.
British Rowing Code of Ethics and BehavioursAny codes of ethics, behaviour or conduct as published by British Rowing.
British Rowing UmpireAn umpire licensed by British Rowing.
Disciplinary and Grievance PanelThe panel established by British Rowing for the purpose of administering disciplinary and grievance procedures.
MinorAny person under 18 years of age.
Registered IndividualsA person registered with British Rowing and paying the relevant fees.
RegulationsAny rules or regulations published by British Rowing pertaining to the governance of the sport of rowing.
Safeguarding Case Management GroupThe panel established by British Rowing for the purpose of administering safeguarding disciplinary procedures.
Word(s):
Affiliated Members
Definition:
A club or competition that becomes affiliated to British Rowing.
Word(s):
British Rowing Code of Ethics and Behaviours
Definition:
Any codes of ethics, behaviour or conduct as published by British Rowing.
Word(s):
British Rowing Umpire
Definition:
An umpire licensed by British Rowing.
Word(s):
Disciplinary and Grievance Panel
Definition:
The panel established by British Rowing for the purpose of administering disciplinary and grievance procedures.
Word(s):
Minor
Definition:
Any person under 18 years of age.
Word(s):
Registered Individuals
Definition:
A person registered with British Rowing and paying the relevant fees.
Word(s):
Regulations
Definition:
Any rules or regulations published by British Rowing pertaining to the governance of the sport of rowing.
Word(s):
Safeguarding Case Management Group
Definition:
The panel established by British Rowing for the purpose of administering safeguarding disciplinary procedures.

 

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