TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. MEMBERSHIP TYPES
The Scottish Adventure Community (SAC) is made up of Personal Members, Business Members and Associate Members. The 'Scottish Adventure Community' is a term used to identify people and organisations which have purchased membership services from Scottish Adventure.
Personal Members form a group of people with a passion for adventure sport in Scotland with exclusive access to our most sought-after adventure planning information, experiences, events, offers, opportunities to meet like-minded people and of course they are at the heart of our member-exclusive activities called Local Adventures.
Business Members are for-profit companies which provide products and/or services which either directly or indirectly help make adventure happen in Scotland.
Associate Members are not-for-profit organisations which either have an interest in adventure sport in Scotland and/or provide information and/or guidance, best practices relating to adventure sport and/or activities in Scotland.
Scottish Adventure (SA) provides membership services which members subscribe to by becoming a member. The collective of all members is known as the Scottish Adventure Community.
2. BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP
The benefits of Business Membership are delivered in the form of marketing of the member business. This may include, but is not limited to a listing on ScottishAdventure.org giving information about the member business including contact details and a summary of products and services offered, social media posts promoting the member business and notification of early notification for event sponsorship opportunities.
Upon completion of the sign up process, Business Members must provide details about their business to enable marketing to take place. Requested information must be provided within 30 days from sign up.
Business Members are also bound by all Terms in this document with the exception of Section 5. 'Member Adventure Waiver' with relates to Personal Member only. Business Members and Associate Members do not have access to any Personal Member benefits.
3. GENERAL MEMBERSHIP TERMS
The registered user of the Membership is required to agree to these terms and conditions at the point of membership purchase.
The Membership of each Member will commence on the date on which it is activated online at ScottishAdventure.org and has no end date, payment is taken every 12 months on the anniversary of the activation date from the payment source appointed by the member during the registration process. A Member can cancel their membership at any time via their online profile at ScottishAdventure.org at any point and Membership subscription will be finalised at the end of the current payment period. Members will have full access to all member-exclusive benefits until membership cancellation is finalised.
Membership activation takes place automatically upon order confirmation for members purchasing online.
Following the activation of a Membership, SA shall only communicate with the registered Member via the email address used for their ScottishAdventure.org account associated with membership.
A Member must be subscribed to SA marketing emails and communications to receive emails associated with their Membership benefits, such as welcome email, news, early access notifications and details of upcoming member-exclusive products. If you are uncertain of your subscription preferences, please contact info@ScottishAdventure.org.
Members must be over 18 years old to join. Due to legal reasons minors (under 18 years) are not permitted to attend any SAC Local Adventures, even if accompanied by their parent or guardian.
Membership is dedicated to each Member, and the benefits of membership are for individual use only. Breach of this condition will result in the member being removed from the organisation. This includes and is not limited to member-exclusive products.
Members must not sell or gift SAC Member-exclusive products to non-members. Breach of this condition will result in the member being removed from the organisation.
To help ensure availability for all members, Member-exclusive products, including Special Editions are subject to order restrictions, ensuring products are for personal use only.
Membership is not transferable and shall not be transferred or re-sold. Those wishing to transfer membership purchased for the incorrect account should send their request to info@ScottishAdventure.org for consideration.
When seeking to use the benefits of Personal Membership, a member may be required at any time to show their in-app Membership status for inspection by SA staff or Business Members.
SA reserves the right to suspend the use of Membership and/or any associated benefits for a period of time, to withdraw its use and such benefits completely and/or to terminate Membership if the Member (or any individual in possession of the Membership app) breaches any of these terms and conditions (or SA has reasonable grounds to suspect such a breach) or otherwise misuses the Membership; SA shall not be obliged to make any refund to a Member if their Membership and/or any associated benefits are suspended or withdrawn or if their contract for the purchase of a Membership is terminated.
SA reserves the right from time to time to alter, withdraw and/or substitute replacement events or benefits as part of Membership in place of any events or benefits advertised in promotional material.
SA reserves the right to re-brand or re-name any membership products and benefits at any time.
Access to Personal Member benefits does not guarantee availability.
SA shall be entitled to refuse an application from or suspend or cancel the Membership of any Member in its absolute discretion.
SA operates zero tolerance of behaviour that is abusive, sexist, racist or harassment in any way. Reported incidents of this nature will be taken seriously and may be reported to authorities and will result in the termination of your membership without refund with a lifetime ban.
Personal Members are expected to conduct themselves with respect and courtesy for others, treating others in the way they would wish to be treated themselves, this extends to online platforms such as the Member Forum, the Spond App and SA social media channels.
SA reserves the right to delete content, withhold access or impose a total ban on access to the Member Forum, Spond App and/or WhatsApp Groups should a member not conduct themselves in accordance with the above.
Nothing in these terms and conditions guarantees a member will be entitled to renew their Membership. Once expired, all rights and benefits of Membership will cease.
SA collects personal information when an individual becomes a member, or when Members use services or products that require the collection of personal information.
SA will use this information to provide the services requested, maintain records, notify Members of important information regarding an individual’s membership (such as renewal notices), develop the organisation and send the Member information on things that may be of interest to them.
SA shall not have any liability to a Personal Member for any late delivery of any materials resulting from the actions or omissions of any postal service provider.
SA may, from time to time, update its Membership terms and conditions. Members are advised to refer to the Membership terms and conditions prior to the renewal of their Membership annually, copies available by going to www.ScottishAdventure.org .
These terms and conditions together with any associated application form/process comprise the entire agreement between SA and a Member in relation to the purchase and use of their Membership and replaces any previous terms and conditions of Scottish Adventure Community membership entered.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Scotland and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Scotland.
4.1. Cancellation within the 14-day cancellation period:
If an individual wishes to cancel their Personal Membership within 14 days of purchase, they will not be eligible for a refund if the benefits of membership have been redeemed with the exception and evidence of the following circumstances: pregnancy, serious illness or injury.
Benefits include but are not limited to the following: ordering member-exclusive Kit and products, receiving member-exclusive discounts, joining member-exclusive WhatsApp Groups, joining the Spond group (Member Adventures App) or redeeming any member-exclusive discounts.
4.2. Cancellation outside the 14-day cancellation period:
If an individual wishes to cancel their Membership outside of the 14-day period, howsoever caused, no refund will be given in any circumstances.
4.3. Process for cancellation
All membership cancellation are processed via the member's online profile at ScottishAdventure.org or by email at info@ScottishAdventure.org .
4.4. Refund method
SA will provide any approved refunds using the same means of payment as was used for the initial transaction.
4.5. Effects of cancellation
Upon cancellation of a membership, all benefits are null and void.
4.6 Cancellation due to breach of terms and conditions
If a member is found to have breached Membership Terms & Conditions or Communications & Social Media Policy, membership access can be cancelled with immediate effect by decision of the SA Leadership Team. All access to SA communication channels and social media channels can be removed and/or blocked depending on the nature of the breach and access to any www.ScottishAdventure.org member-exclusive areas will be removed. The removed member will not be allowed to apply for new membership for a minimum of 6 months. Once cancelled, there are no further routes of challenge. Depending on the severity of the incident, a member can be subject to a life-time ban.
5. MEMBER ADVENTURE WAIVER
The Terms and Conditions detailed below apply to all Personal Members participating in a SAC Member Adventure. By becoming a Personal Member is acknowledgement of acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
The Scottish Adventure Community (SAC) is owned and run by S Adventure Cycling Ltd (SA). Member Adventures are organised by SAC Ambassadors or any Personal Member of the Scottish Adventure Community. This does not constitute them being a ride leader of any kind and they hold no responsibility for any incidents during any Member Adventure.
The participant accepts that the activity they are entering into is not a race in any format. There will be no timed races and time records to complete the Member Adventure will not be taken. Anyone considered to be competing against others will be stopped from taking part and prohibited from attending any future Member Adventures.
The participant acknowledges the inherent dangers and risks involved in participating in the activity. Risks may include, but are not limited to, collision with pedestrians or animals, vehicles, other people, or fixed or moving objects, and dangers arising from surface hazards, equipment failure, weather, inadequate safety equipment, use of equipment or materials provided by SA or the participant.
The participant acknowledges that these risks may be caused by the participant’s own actions, or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the activity, the area, and conditions in which the activity takes place, and/or the participant’s own negligence or the negligence of others, whether or not known or reasonably foreseeable at this time. The participant undertakes to use good judgment and acknowledges his or her duty of care to other people around them.
The participant accepts and assumes all risks and is fully responsible for his or her actions whilst attending the Member Adventure. SA does not accept responsibility for the actions of the participant nor the consequences of such action.
Each participant is responsible for providing his or her own insurance protection for his or her participation during the Member Adventure. Any fees paid, where applicable, do not include any insurance protection for accident, incident, sickness, or negligence of any individual participant. Any incident or injury caused by any participant’s actions will be the full responsibility of that participant.
Each participant is responsible for any fees or costs incurred or arising from an accident either involving or caused by the Personal Member. This includes, but is not exclusive to, fees from police, fire, ambulance, coastguard or any similar service such as a mountain rescue service. If the situation arises that the participant is not capable of making the decision to call the emergency services, or fails to do so for any reason, the participant agrees that a member of SAC or a member of public may call for them. In this situation, the participant still accepts the costs and consequences of such action.
The participant releases and discharges his or her right to sue SA and/or its administrators, directors, agents, officers, volunteers and employees, other participating event organisers, any sponsors, advertisers and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the activities take place from all liability, claims, demands, losses or damages on the participant’s account, now or hereafter accrued, which are caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the participant’s involvement in, association with or travel to and from the activity, including the participant’s negligence and the negligence of other participants.
Each participant, upon registering for any Member Adventure, agrees that they are physically and mentally capable of taking part, are free from any illness or medical condition that would prevent them from taking part and are of a level of fitness to participate in the distance prescribed prior to the Local Adventure commencing. If, during the Local Adventure, the participant decides to change route and/or distance then they do so at his or her own risk.
The participant accepts that instructions and routes may deviate at the time of the Member Adventure based on access, weather or other factors identified by the Member Adventure organiser.
Member Adventure registration must be completed by a person aged 18 years or over via our Spond App. Evidence of age may be requested by the organiser to verify Personal Membership.
While taking part in Member Adventures, whether wearing SAC Member Kit or otherwise, members are representing the brand and will extend their respect and courtesy to other trail / path / river / area users and to the public in a positive way.
The wearing of helmets is mandatory for all Member Adventure bike rides, this extends to any ride where SAC Member Kit is worn. The official Scottish Adventure Community Member Kit is blue a light blue contour design and orange detailing, being the jersey registered with British Cycling.
For safety, members are asked to keep their adventure equipment including Personal Protective Equipment in good working order and for most rides, to use a bike and accessories which are appropriate for the terrain being ridden. Please check with the Member Adventure organiser or Chapter Ambassador for information on what bike is appropriate before the ride.
If part of the Member Adventure will be on public roads, the participant must be aware of this prior to leaving the ride Rendezvous Point. If the participant has any concerns regarding the route and cycling on public roads, then they should not participate at all. Points along the route may not be marked so it is important that the participants stick to the group they are riding with.
The participant agrees that failing to complete the Local Adventure while at the agreed Rendezvous Point or informing the Member Adventure organiser may result in a search being organised and the subsequent costs will be billed to the participant.
The participant grants SA the irrevocable and unrestricted right and permission to use, re-use, publish, and re-publish his or her image, likeness, name and/or biographical information in whole or in part, or composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or alterations, or reproductions thereof in color or otherwise, made through any medium, and in any and all media now or hereafter known for illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever.
The participant acknowledges that other terms and conditions and agreements may apply in addition to the attached including waivers, releases, or liability agreements and, potentially other terms. Any such other terms and conditions or agreements will apply in addition to, and shall not supersede, replace, or otherwise affect these Terms and Conditions.
The participant understands that nothing in these Terms & Conditions shall limit or exclude SA’s liability for: (a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence; (b) any other matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for SA to exclude or restrict liability. The participant also agrees however that in the event SA is found to be liable, in no circumstances will SA’s liability exceed £10,000.
These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by Scottish law and the courts of Scotland shall have exclusive jurisdiction in respect of the same.
All participants voluntarily give consent and expressly agree to all these Terms and Conditions as set forth above.
By becoming a SAC Personal Member, you agree that you have read, understand, and expressly agree to the above agreement and terms and conditions.