Terms & Conditions
Welcome to Clubmate website (“Site”).
We want to keep things as quick, simple and easy as possible but there is some legal stuff we need to get covered first.
Who we are
Clubmate Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 11067127 and whose registered office is situated at Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX. (‘we’, ‘our’ and ‘us’)
You can contact us by telephoning our team on 0333 987 4677 or by writing to us at our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within these terms and conditions, the following terms have the meanings set out against the word:
Active Members means a member with an active membership plan.
Charges means the charges payable by the Customer for the supply of the Services and Goods provided by us, as set out on our Site.
Contract means the legally-binding agreement between you and us for the supply of the Services and Goods, if applicable.
Fee means the payments made to us for the Services and Good provided under the terms of this agreement.
Goods means any goods that we supply to you with the Services, of the number and description as set out in the Order.
Order means the Customer’s instructions for the Services from us as submitted following the step by step process set out on the Website.
Services means the services advertised on our Website to be provided by us to you together with any other services from time to time as requested by you the Customer. (Member Management platform, Club Website, Online Club Shop, Club Merchandise).
Services Start Date means the day on which us is to start provision of the Services, as set out in this agreement.
you, your or organisation means you the Customer as a User of the Site.
Website means the Clubmate.co.uk and Clubmate.fish sites on which the services are advertised.
User means all and any users or viewers of the Site, registered or otherwise.
2.1 The description of the Services and any Goods is as set out in the Website, catalogues, brochures or other form of advertisement. Any description is for illustrative purposes only and there may be small discrepancies in the size and colour of any Goods supplied.
2.2 In the case of the Services and any Goods made to your special requirements, it is your responsibility to ensure that any information or specification you provide unambiguous and accurate.
2.3 All Services and Goods which appear on the Website are subject to availability.
2.4 From time to time, we may make changes to the Services which are necessary to comply with any applicable law or safety requirement. We will notify you of these changes.
2.5 Our Services may include certain communications from us, such as service announcements, administrative messages and a Clubmate newsletter, which are considered part of our Services, although you will be able to opt out of receiving these.
2.6 You agree not to access the Services by any means other than through the interfaces provided by Clubmate for use in accessing the Services.
3. Personal Information and Organisation Registration
3.1 By registering with Clubmate, you are agreeing to meet the following conditions:
3.1.1 You are at least 18 years old and have provided your real name and email address during registration of you or organisation.
3.1.2 You may only register organisations you are authorised to represent.
3.1.3 You and all Users are responsible for the security of your passwords or email accounts used to sign in to our Services.
3.1.4 You agree to immediately notify us in writing of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security and you must ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this clause.
3.1.5 We reserve the right to reject or suspend any registration we consider inappropriate use of our Site.
3.1.6 Any Users you create for your organisation are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.
3.1.7 You must co-operate with us in all matters relating to the Services, provide us and our employees, with all information required to perform the Services.
3.1.9 We may contact you by using e-mail or other electronic communication methods or by post and you expressly agree to this.
3.2 Data and Privacy
We understand that You will collect data from members during the administration of the Service. You may also upload other information onto our Website such as (without limitation) committee details, match fixtures, match results, videos and photos (“Club Data”). Where such data is personal data (as defined by Data Protection Legislation) You will be the data controller (as defined by Data Protection Legislation) and You shall ensure that You comply with all Your obligations as data controller when using such data including but not limited to:
3.2.1 ensuring that adequate privacy notices have been provided to data subjects (as defined by Data Protection Legislation) (including the Members) so they understand the circumstances their personal data will be shared with Us, and the purposes of the data sharing; and
3.3 You will indemnify Us against any claims, losses, damage or fines We incur due to Your breach of clauses 3.2 and 3.4.
3.4 Clubmate and Your Organisation shall comply in all respects with the provisions of Data Protection Legislation in our capacity as data controllers in relation to all information made available to each other.
4. Fees and Payments
a) Our Fees consists of Services, Goods, SMS and Transaction fees.
b) All Fees are inclusive of VAT where relevant.
c) On registration you will be set up for Direct Debit payments which is our preferred method of payment. We can also accept alternative payment methods, but this will be subject to an administration fee of £15 (Cheques are NOT accepted).
d) Payments received by direct debit are processed via 3rd party payment providers. Clubmate will not have access to your card and/or bank details at any time.
e) If we are unable to collect payment for any reason or you fail to pay the charges, we may suspend the Service or Delivery of Goods until we receive payment in full and in cleared funds.
f) We reserve the right to change the Fees at any time by giving you not less than 30 days written notice.
4.2 Services Fees
g) A fee, a service fee, will be charged to access the Services. The fees are set out on the Website at the date you agree to register for the service or such other price as we may agree in writing.
h) The fees for the Services will be payable in advance on an ongoing basis as advertised on Our website (monthly or annually). By agreeing to these Terms your access to the service will automatically renew on the anniversary of the initial agreement. This automatically authorises us to take payment and will continue to do so until you advise otherwise.
i) A reminder will be sent to you about the automatic renewal 4 weeks before the renewal takes effect, setting out the terms of the renewal and any reasonable steps you must take if you do not want to renew.
j) Our preferred method of payment is Direct Debit. This will be set up during the registration for the Services. We can also accept alternative payment methods, but this will be subject to an administration fee of £15 (Cheques are NOT accepted).
k) The Annual Service Fee is calculated on the volume of active members on the platform at registration and on renewal. There is a minimum annual fee equivalent to 100 members.
l) You will receive an invoice advising of all applicable Fees dues prior to collection by Direct Debit.
4.3 Goods Fees
a) Any additional goods that are ordered (such as Membership Cards or Merchandise) will be charged a fee. The fees are set out on the Website at the date you agree to order the Goods or such other price as we may agree in writing.
b) Goods ordered via our Site will be accepted by an acknowledgement email stating that the order has been accepted, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us.
c) If you are a club You will be sent an invoice within 7 working days from the date of your order. These fees will be automatically collected 14 days from the date on the invoice by Direct Debit.
d) If you are an individual, You must make payment in full online by debit or credit card before the goods will be shipped.
e) In certain circumstances, payment must be made in full before the Goods are shipped. You will be made aware of these circumstances when the Goods are ordered.
f) Our preferred method of payment is Direct Debit. This will be set up during the registration of the Services. We can also accept alternative payment methods however they may be subject to an administration fee of £15 (we do NOT accept cheques under any circumstances).
g) By agreeing to these terms, you authorise us to automatically collect the payment for any Goods ordered via this Site within 14 working days from date of your order. We reserve the right to agree alternative payment terms with you in writing for any Goods ordered via the Site.
h) We will send you an invoice on or around the last working day of the month, itemising all outstanding fees for that month. These fees will be automatically collected by Direct Debit 14 days from the date on the invoice.
4.4 SMS Fees
a) Our Services enables you to send and receive SMS messages from a dedicated telephone number. You will need to register for a dedicated SMS number if you require this service.
b) A fee will be charged for both incoming and outgoing SMS messages. These fees are set out on the Website at the date you register for a dedicated SMS number.
c) You will be sent an invoice from us on or around the last working day of each month, itemising all outstanding fees incurred by you for that month. These fees will be automatically collected 14 days from the date on the invoice by Direct Debit.
4.5 Transaction fees
a) If you are an Organisation, our service will enable you to collect money directly from your members via our Site.
b) For each transaction processed, there will be a fee from the payment provider and dependent upon the Clubmate package you select, there will be an additional transaction fee levied by Clubmate.
c) The Clubmate transaction fee is set out on the Website and is no more than 1% of the full transaction amount.
d) The current payment providers transaction fees are available via their respective websites. At the time of publication of these Terms, the fees for UK clubs are:
- GoCardless: 1% (min: 20p, max: £2)
- Stripe: 1.4% + 20p
e) There is no VAT on transaction fees.
f) Transaction fees are automatically deducted before the funds are settled in to your bank account.
g) Transaction fees are deducted on successful payments only. There is no charge for failed payments (this does not include Chargebacks – see respective payment providers website for their full schedule of fees).
5. Trial period
5.1 You may wish to have a trial period before you commit to using our Services. We may agree for you to use our Services on a trial basis. Our standard trial term is 30 days. However, the exact length of the trial will be agreed by us in writing.
5.2 During the agreed trial period, there will be no charge to use the Services, however you will still be subject to any and all Fees incurred during this time. For the avoidance of doubt, any Transaction or SMS fees and any Goods ordered will be charged and become payable by you.
6. Cancellation of Services
6.1 You can cancel your subscription at any time by sending us an email via email@example.com, or in writing to our postal address. Please include your contact details in case we have an issue processing your request. We will endeavour to provide you with your membership data within 14 days of your notice of cancellation.
6.2 If you cancel the service within 30 days of the commencement of the contract, we will provide a 50% refund of the Services Fees unless such other amount is agreed in writing.
6.3 Cancellation after 30 days of the commencement of this agreement will forfeit any Services Fees paid unless agreed otherwise by us.
6.4 If we accidently take payment after you have given us notice that you no longer wish to pay for the Services, we will refund you in full.
7. Service delivery
Our Services will be made available within seven business days of agreeing to these Terms. You will receive a welcome email confirming instruction on how to start using the Services.
8. Goods Delivery
Goods ordered via this Site will typically be delivered within 10 working days from the date of placing your order. However, the delivery time for some Goods may vary. You will be made aware of the delivery times when you place your order.
9. Online Club Shop
9.1 Clubmate will provide a free online club shop for clubs signing up to the club merchandise service. This service will be provided via our Site or via the Club Website service.
9.2 Goods represented on the Site or Club Website Service are for illustrative purposes only and there may be discrepancies in the size and colour of any Goods supplied.
9.3 Samples are chargeable at the full RRP and are required to be paid in full at the time of ordering.
9.4 Return of Goods
Under no circumstances may goods, supplied against a firm order, be returned without the Purchaser having first applied for and obtained the written consent of Us. Goods returned without prior permission or that fall outside of the guidelines detailed below will not be accepted.
9.4.1 Customised & Bespoke Products – You do not have a legal right to cancel any goods that have been personalised to your requirements (these include the printing of your clubs logo). As these are customised for the club, We are unable to accept returns except in the case of manufacturing error or faulty goods. We will however, endeavour to work with your club to transfer your purchase to another buyer. You must contact your club to initiate this process.
9.4.2 If the Purchaser returns goods to Us due to a manufacturing fault, We will inspect the goods and either replace the item or refund the full purchase price for goods that we reasonably accept are defective, faulty or which are otherwise not in accordance with the contract. This is subject to the goods being returned to Us within 14 days from date of delivery.
9.4.3 We will replace the goods or refund the Purchaser provided that the defect or fault is not caused by usual wear and tear, damage caused deliberately or accidentally, negligence or if you fail to follow product care instructions or if the goods have been misused, altered or repaired without Our approval. If the Company does not find any fault or defect then your cancellation and refund rights are limited to those set out above. This does not affect the Purchaser’s statutory rights. The remedy in this clause represents Clubmate’s entire liability to the Purchaser for any claim under the guarantee period or any other guarantee or condition in respect of the goods which the law provides in so far as we are permitted to limit our liability to you.
9.4.4 Returned orders should be sent via courier or registered post. If the goods fail to arrive at the Company you will not be eligible for a credit note or refund. The Company cannot be held responsible for goods lost or damaged in the post. Goods returned after the return period has expired will not be eligible for a credit note or refund and the order will be returned to the Purchaser at the Purchasers own cost.
9.4.5 The Company will not reimburse the Purchaser’s return delivery costs except in the case of a manufacturing error. Where a manufacturing error has occurred, return postage cost of up to £8.00 UK or £25 International may be reimbursed upon proof of postage. Where the postage exceeds the stated value, prior approval must be obtained from The Company in writing.
Payments are accepted by credit or debit card only and will be processed securely during the online checkout via our Site or the club Website service. Debit and Credit card payments will be processed via a secure, approved payment processor – we currently work with Stripe.
9.6 Bulk Orders
Clubs wishing to place bulk orders of 10 or more items can be invoiced and payment accepted by card, direct debit or bank transfer. All payments must be received before the Goods are shipped. Bulk orders can only be placed by clubs and orders must be delivered to the same single address.
9.7 Club Commission
Clubmate agrees to pay Clubs a commission on all Club Merchandise sales placed via the Site or Club Website service.
9.7.1 Commission will be paid monthly via bank transfer as long as the value of the commission reaches at least £10. If the value does not reach £10, the commission will roll over to the next month and continue to do so until such time as the club reaches the minimum of £10 or chooses to cancel the service.
9.7.2 The standard rate of Commission is 10% on all Club Merchandise however We reserve the right to increase, decrease or cancel the Commission without notice.
10. Membership Cards
10.1 Membership cards are processed twice a week and can take up to seven working days from processed date to arrive at the destination. All cards are sent via Royal Mail.
10.2 You are responsible to ensure that the membership data provided for the delivery and printing of your membership card is accurate. Fees for Membership cards that are printed using inaccurate data, provided by you, will not be refunded. An additional Fee will be charged for a replacement membership card with accurate information.
10.3 Should you identify an error with the member data prior to printing, please contact us as soon as possible and we will do our best to rectify prior to printing. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to rectify prior to printing.
10.4 Should a membership card with accurate data fail to arrive at its destination within 10 working days from the issue date, you should contact us for further investigation. If required, we will send a replacement card free of charge. Should the subsequent card fail to arrive at its destination for a second time, then we will resend another card free of charge, but this must be to an alternative destination. Any further subsequent cards will be subject to normal fees. (For the avoidance of doubt, we will dispatch membership cards twice to the same destination but to a different destination on the third attempt. Any further dispatch will incur the normal charges.)
10.5 We reserve the right to refuse sending a replacement memberships cards should we suspect any wrongdoing such as, fraudulent or criminal activity on your part.
10.6 Unless otherwise agreed, a minimum of 200 card credits can be purchased at any one time.
11. Club Website content, conduct rules and obligations
11.1 All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, goods, products, services or other materials (“Content”) are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. As Webmaster You have a responsibility to moderate any such Content and remove it where you think it is inappropriate. We do not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content.
11.2 We may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or if We believe, in the good faith, that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
11.2.1 comply with legal process
11.2.2 enforce these Terms
11.2.3 respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or
11.2.4 protect the rights, property or personal safety of Clubmate, its users and the public.
11.3 Notwithstanding Your duty to moderate, should Content be found or reported to be in violation of these Terms, it will be in Clubmate’s sole discretion as to what action should be taken.
12. Viruses, Hacking and Other Offences
12.1 You must not misuse our Site by knowingly or recklessly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
12.2 By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 as amended by the Serious Crime Act 2015). We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.
13. Intellectual Property Rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Services, Website, and in the material published on it and any necessary software used in connection with the Services (“Software”). These works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
14. Partnership Discounts
14.1 Clubmate has partnered with the Angling Trust to provide a discounted service to Angling Trust organisations’ members. If your organisation is a member of the Angling Trust then your club will benefit from our discounted Services fees in return for us sharing your membership data with the Angling Trust.
14.2 If a club or organisation chooses to benefit from discounted fees with one of our partners, they authorise Clubmate to share membership data related to their club with our partners. The member’s data will include your club name, volume of active members, gender, disability & post code. Clubmate will never share personally identifiable information without explicit agreement from your club and its members.
15. Third Party Advertising
15.1 The Services may include advertisements and promotions by third-parties, which are necessary for us to provide the Services. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Services, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the third-party advertiser or promoter. We will not be liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisement on the Services.
15.2 The Services or third-party advertisers may provide, links to other websites or resources. We have no control over such websites and resources and We are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources.
15.3 We do not endorse and are not liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Clubmate shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.
16. Personal Information
16.1 The confidentiality of your personal information is of paramount concern to us and accordingly, we fully comply with Data Protection Legislation and its confidentiality obligations. All information submitted to us over this Website is protected when it reaches us.
16.3 We may contact you by using e-mail or other electronic communication methods and by pre-paid post and you expressly agree to this.
16.4 Our website will not hold your personal information except for your contact details. We can assure you that your contact details will be through the encrypted email.
16.5 Clubmate can assure its Customers that all personal data held by it on them will be deleted or stored securely for a period of 12 months after termination of our Services. Unless agreed by the Customer, all personal data will be totally destroyed within 18 months of the termination of the Services.
16.6 Our website may contain links to third party sites. These sites are beyond the control of Clubmate and accordingly, we accept no responsibility for their content.
17.1 You agree to indemnify us, and our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Services, your connection to the Services, your violation of these Terms, whether you are a registered user or not. You are solely responsible for your actions when using the Services.
17.2 Nothing on this Website constitutes advice, nor does the transmission, downloading or sending of any information or the Material create any contractual relationship.
18.1 You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Services is at your sole risk. The Services is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
18.2 We will make reasonable efforts to maintain the Services, however, we are not responsible for any damage, loss of data, customer information or vendor data, revenue, or other harm to business arising out of delays, mis-delivery or non-delivery of information, restriction or loss of access, bugs or other errors, unauthorised use due to your sharing of access to the Services, or other interaction with the service. You are responsible for maintaining and backing-up your data and information that may reside on the Service.
18.3 We do not warrant that:
- the Services will meet your specific requirements;
- the Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free;
- the results that may be obtained from the use of the Services will be accurate or reliable;
- the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Services will meet your expectations; and
- any errors in the software will be corrected.
18.4 Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Services is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
18.5 No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained through or from the Services shall create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms.
19. Limitation of Liability
19.1 To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
- all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and
- any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our Website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including:
- loss of income or revenue;
- loss of business;
- loss of profits or contracts;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of data;
- loss of goodwill; and
- wasted management or office time.
- whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.
19.2 This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
20.1 Failure by us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
20.2 These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us and govern your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements.
20.3 If a court says that part of this agreement is not enforceable in law the rest of the agreement shall still be enforceable.
21. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
21.1 The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Website
21.2 These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.