Conditions of membership
1. PARTIES TO THIS CONTRACT
This contract is between the Applicant (“you”) and The Olympic Pools
and Fitness Centre Ltd (“OPFC”)
2. AGE RESTRICTION FOR ONLINE MEMBERSHIP PURCHASES
Applicants who are under 16 MUST apply in club (not online) with a Guardian or Parent.
3. MEMBERSHIP PERIOD
You agree that you will join our centre for the Minimum Period specified
on the Application Form. During the whole of that time you will pay
Regular Payment Fees, even if personal circumstances mean you stop
attending our centre.
4. FITNESS CENTRE MEMBERSHIP ENTITLEMENTS
Your membership entitles you to make full use of centre fitness facilities,
including classes, on a first come first served basis.
We cannot guarantee that the equipment you want to use will always be
available to you, particularly at popular times.
Personal Trainers and other specialists may operate from centre premises.
They are not employees or agents of ours, but operate as independent
businesses. Where you choose to make use of their services, you enter
into a contract directly with them, and pay them separately.
5. DIRECT DEBIT
You agree to pay:
a) a payment in advance covering all Regular Payments which fall
due before your direct debit can be activated. This payment will
be adjusted on a pro rata basis to bring your membership up to a
standard payments date.
b) further Regular Payments, to be made in advance by direct debit
to us from your designated bank account beginning on the date
specified in the Application Form. You must sign a direct debit
form before we will accept this contract. You agree to notify us and
complete a replacement direct debit form if you change your bank
account. After the end of the Minimum Period, your Regular
Payments will continue until you advise us otherwise in writing.
c) We will not increase the Regular Payment Fee during the Minimum Period.
If we increase the Regular Payment Fee after the end of the Minimum Period,
we will give you one months notice in writing.
6. CENTRE RULES
You agree to comply with all current centre rules for members. You must
not carry out any illegal acts on centre premises and you must comply
with our health and safety requirements, including those directed to
your own health and safety. You must bring a sweat towel with you &
you must not wear open-toe footwear in the Fitness Centre. Electronic
lockers and changing room lockers are available to secure personal
items. Padlocks are to be removed when leaving the Olympic & storage
of items overnight is prohibited. You are responsible for your Olympic
access card and for having it with you at each visit. A $10.00 card
replacement fee applies. The Olympic Pool and Fitness Centre has a zero
tolerance policy towards any form of offensive or harassing behaviour
directed at staff or other customers. Where such conduct is observed
we reserve the right to require you to leave the centre immediately and
we may issue a trespass notice if deemed appropriate. OPFC is entitled
to cancel membership in this instance and refunds will not be given.
7. SUSPENDING YOUR DIRECT DEBIT MEMBERSHIP
During the Minimum Period, you are entitled to suspend your membership
without further cost for 1 month. The length of the Minimum Period will
be extended by the period of suspensions taken.
8. CANCELLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT
I understand that I have the right to cancel this contract within 3 working
days of signing this form. No fees will be incurred in this instance, nor any
refund due. After the end of the Minimum Period you can terminate this
contract without penalty. It is your responsibility to notify the Centre
Manager in writing of your intention to terminate. Notice to cancel must
be received two weeks prior to your direct debit payment date.
Once a payment is received, it will not be reversed or refunded. We
will be entitled to continue to regularly debit your fees on the agreed
basis until we receive your written notice. Early cancellation may be
approved by the Centre Manager where a membership transfer
occurs or a penalty payment is made.
9. OVERDUE PAYMENTS
It is your responsibility to keep your account in funds and to pay all your own bank fees,
including any fees which your bank charges if your account
is overdrawn because of our direct debit If your account with us is more than 4 weeks in arrears,
we can send it to a collection agency. If we do you must
pay all our reasonable collection costs including
actual solicitor’s fees.
10. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU
You have rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993. Other than
those rights and the rights given to you under this contract:
(a) provided we act with reasonable care and skill, we will not be liable
to you for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage or
injury of any kind to you or your property, however it arises;
(b) we will not be obliged to give you any refund if you fail to use your
membership or if you terminate your contract within the Minimum
period for any reason.
11. YOUNGER MEMBERS
Applicants who are under 16 must ask a parent or guardian to sign the
front section of the contract for consent before membership will be
accepted (located under “My Details”) .