Saturday, 18th August 2018
ASHBOURNE SHIRE HORSE SOCIETY
Terms & Conditions
Your membership year starts on the first day of January each year and lasts for 12 months and becomes due for renewal on 1st January each year thereafter
Shortly before the expiry of your
annual membership we will send you notification of the renewal of your
membership for the forthcoming year (see ‘Renewing your membership’ below) and
the relevant fees.
You may cancel your membership by
notifying the Society prio to the renewal of your membership that you do not
wish to continue as a member. Otherwise the membership fee for the subsequent
year will be debited from the account used to pay the previous annual fee.
Subscription fees for all memberships categories will be notified to members and will also be published on the website.
The subscription fees will be subject
to annual review and the website updated accordingly.
for your membership
You can pay for your membership by Direct Debit, debit or credit card or cheque. Many members appreciate the convenience of Direct Debit, as this allows membership to be renewed at the relevant rate automatically at your membership anniversary.
Changes to your payment method can be
made by contacting the membership team.
The Ashbourne Shire Horse Society is a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation, and membership subscriptions form a significant part of the income for the Society. Unpaid subscription fees therefore impact directly on our ability to plan and provide services for members. Consequently the Society reserves the right take necessary steps to recover unpaid subscription fees, including legal action where necessary.
In any circumstance where the
subscription fees remain unpaid following the due date for payment, the Society
specifically reserves the following rights to withdraw all membership
including, but not exclusively, the provision of complimentary entry to
Ashbourne Show and the use of member’s facilities there and the reduction in
entry fees to exhibiting classes available to members at the Show.
If you have asked us to collect from a specific account and our request is returned by your bank as 'unpaid' on more than three occasions, we will ask you for details of another bank account from which we can successfully collect your payment.
You agree that any outstanding
amounts on your membership account must be cleared on termination (and for the
avoidance of doubt) before you can be re-admitted to membership of the Society.
On cancellation of membership or a change in membership package, members who have paid in advance may have a credit on their membership account. In this situation (once any outstanding sums deducted) a refund may be due. This can be paid either by cheque or held on the membership account to defray future membership subscription fees.
Renewal of your membership
In accordance with, and subject to, the Articles of Association of the Society, your membership will be continued unless a written cancellation (via letter or email) is received by the Society.
The amount due from you in respect of
the next membership year will be included in your renewals notice prior to your
membership renewal. . If you pay by Direct Debit or by Continuous Payment
Authority, fees will be taken at the new rate unless we receive notice of
change of membership or termination.
for renewed membership
If you pay your membership subscription by cheque, credit or debit card, it is essential that your payment reaches the Society within one week of the renewal date, to ensure that your membership is not cancelled by us due to default. For your convenience, you will be offered the option to pay by Direct Debit or Continuous Payment Authority. This has the advantage that your membership can be renewed automatically each year without the need for you to contact the membership team.
If you have elected to pay by Direct
Debit or Continuous Payment authority, we will continue to endeavour to collect
your subscription fees for each year from the account notified.
Subscription fees will be determined on an annual basis by agreement from Council, and prior to the renewal date we will write to you to inform you of the subscription fees for your membership package for the forthcoming year, which will be the fees in force at the time of the renewal.
How we communicate with you
When you join the Society, you provide us with your personal details, including your address and email. By giving us this information you are agreeing that the Society may contact you from time to time (by email, SMS text message or post), with information related to services, products and events.
You may, at any time, opt out of
receiving communications from the Society, change your contact details or set
your email preferences by contacting the Society.
There may be times when, for whatever reason, the service provided does not meet members’ expectations. Should this occur, in the first instance we encourage members to contact the Society to discuss the matter and to give us the opportunity to investigate and assess the complaint.