Terms and Conditions

Hackney Creative Social Club Terms & Conditions

Hackney Creative Social Club operates private members’ clubs (each a ‘Social Club’) throughout the world. Membership to Hackney Creative Social Club is intended for those in the creative industries and people with a ‘creative soul’ and requires adherence to accepted standards of conduct and the Social Club Terms and Conditions to safeguard the use and enjoyment of Hackney Creative Social Club by its members and their guests.

1. THE SOCIAL CLUB

Each member contracts with the Hackney Creative Social Club company that looks after his or her local Social Club (being the Social Club closest to his or her designated address) or, where there is no local Social Club, such company as may be designated by Hackney Creative Social Club our ‘Cities Without Social Clubs’ members who live in Europe contract with Hackney Creative Social Club CWH Limited whilst our ‘Cities Without Social Clubs’ members outside of Europe contract with Hackney Creative Social Club CWH LLC. Hackney Creative Social Club reserves the right in its absolute discretion to change the Hackney Creative Social Club company with whom a member contracts from time to time. Hackney Creative Social Club will inform each member (including ‘Cities Without Social Clubs’ members) of the name of the Hackney Creative Social Club company with whom he or she contracts by email when we confirm your membership approval and/or renewal and also when we change your contracting Hackney Creative Social Club company at any time. In these Social Club Terms and Conditions, we will refer to that company as ‘Hackney Creative Social Club’.

Hackney Creative Social Club reserves the right to charge members a joining fee, an annual subscription fee and for admission to the Social Club premises from time to time. The right to amend or waive any such fees or subscriptions from time to time shall be in Hackney Creative Social Club’s sole discretion.

2. YOUR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

By completing and submitting your application for membership via our Social Club website, you agree to be bound by these Social Club Terms and Conditions.

The Membership Committee meets quarterly and admits new members when space is available. The Membership Committee shall have sole discretion as to who shall become a member of Hackney Creative Social Club.

You are free to withdraw your application at any time. Should you wish to do so, please contact our membership team at membershipadmin@sohoSocial Club.com. If your membership application is accepted, we will confirm this by sending you a ‘Welcome to the Social Club’ email. Your annual membership will commence on the date your ‘Welcome to the Social Club’ email is sent.

3. PROPOSING NEW MEMBERS

Members are welcome to propose new applicants to join the Social Club. Application forms are available at www.sohoSocial Club.com/membership

4. UNDER-27 MEMBERSHIP

Members whose applications are accepted on or before their 27th birthday will enjoy the benefits of a discount on the membership fee until their 30th birthday, alongside other reductions and events. All details can be found on our online membership portal, Social Club Seven. If your application is not accepted on or before your 27th birthday, the full membership fee will apply to your membership.

5. MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Membership is for a minimum period of one year and renewable thereafter on an annual basis.

Membership renewals are not automatic and are reviewed by our Membership Committee on an annual basis. The decision of the Membership Committee is final and without appeal.

6. MEMBERSHIP DATABASE

It is important for us to have your current details plus a photograph in our membership database. By becoming a member of Hackney Creative Social Club, you agree that we can hold your personal details and a photograph of you for us to use in connection with your membership. If your contact or payment details change, please let us know via your account page on Social Club Seven.

7. MEMBERSHIP PAYMENT

Upon approval or renewal of your membership, your membership fees become payable immediately. By providing us with your payment details, you accept and consent to being charged with membership fees in the form requested by Hackney Creative Social Club upon your application being approved or renewed. It is within our discretion to amend our membership fees at any time, and we will notify you in advance if there are to be any changes to the amount, date or frequency of the payment of your membership fees.

Failure to pay the annual subscription (or any instalment thereof) within one month of the due date will result in the member not being admitted to the Social Club and the membership being terminated.

8. RESIGNATION OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP

If you have selected monthly, quarterly or annual payment and choose to resign your membership (or your membership is cancelled part way through the year), you will still need to pay your full membership fee for the remainder of the year. Refunds will be at the discretion of Hackney Creative Social Club.

9. MEMBERSHIP CARDS

All membership cards must be handed to the Reception of the Social Club to gain entry to such Social Club. Members should also expect to be asked to present their membership card when they sit down to eat or drink or if they open a bar tab. Where any member allows his or her card to be used by a non-member, such non-member shall be denied access to, or removed from, the Social Club and the member whose card was used may face suspension or termination of their own membership. Please notify us immediately if your membership card is lost or stolen.

10. GUESTS

Members are permitted to bring up to three guests with them to the Social Club at any one time although please be aware that during very busy times we may have to restrict member/guest access to certain areas of the Social Club. A member’s guests may not enter the Social Club without that member being present. Members may not be separated from their guests within the Social Club or allow their guests to remain in the Social Club when they leave. Members are responsible for ensuring their guests follow all Social Club Terms and Conditions and policies and can face suspension or termination of their membership if their guests violate such Terms and Conditions or policies.

11. CHILDREN

The Social Clubs are designed for adults, but aim to be child-friendly. Please be considerate of other members when you bring children, who count as part of your guest allowance, and ask each Social Club about its Terms and Conditions regarding children, since they vary. Please remember that your children are your responsibility at all times when present at the Social Club and ensure they are not left unattended at any time. Some Social Clubs require that children become a member of that Social Club in order to access certain services.

12. CORPORATE ATTIRE

The Social Clubs foster a non-corporate atmosphere. To preserve this casual environment, members should refrain from corporate entertaining and wearing corporate attire at the Social Club. Members are also responsible for ensuring their guests abide by this rule.

13. PRIVACY FOR MEMBERS/GUESTS

Members and their guests must not approach, disturb or solicit others in their Social Clubs with whom they are not personally acquainted. Doing so may lead to suspension or termination of membership.

14. MOBILE PHONES

To protect the relaxed atmosphere within the Social Club, members may not take or make phone calls and phones should be in silent mode while in the Social Club. Texting is permitted and calls may be made in designated areas within the Social Club. Please ensure that your guests adhere to our phone policy.

15. CAMERAS/RECORDING DEVICES

No cameras, video or other recording devices, whether live-streaming or otherwise and whether on a mobile phone or other medium, may be used while in the Social Club. Members are responsible for ensuring their guests also abide by this rule. The Social Club reserves the right to take possession of and confiscate any mobile phone, camera, video or other recording device and any photos, videos or other recorded images used or taken while on Social Club premises.

16. AUDIO/VIDEO SOUND

Movies, videos, songs, internet calls, presentations and all other audio must only be played through headphones and should not be audible to any other member or guest present. Internet calls must only take place in designated areas.

17. PRESS/SOCIAL MEDIA

Each Social Club operates a strict no press policy. Members will be held accountable if they or their guests disclose or identify any other members or guests who are in the Social Club in the public domain, whether in any press or social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on personal blogs. Similarly, members and their guests must refrain from identifying or describing any private hire or member event occurring on Social Club premises.

18. CONFIDENTIALITY

Hackney Creative Social Club management and all staff members are required to adhere to the strictest confidentiality standards and pledge to maintain all records and personal information concerning the members and their guests in the strictest confidence.

19. ILLEGAL DRUGS/SUBSTANCES/ITEMS

No member or guest shall purchase, use, ingest, possess, sell or otherwise distribute illegal drugs or other substances or attempt to do any of the same from any member, guest or shall ask any Hackney Creative Social Club staff for illegal drugs or other substances while on Social Club premises or in the immediate vicinity thereof. If any of the actions above prove true, the relevant member and/or guest will be removed from the Social Club and the membership in question will be terminated.

No member or guest shall purchase, sell, use or possess any object which is illegal or offensive while on Social Club premises or in the immediate vicinity thereof. If any such objects are found, the item will be confiscated, the relevant member and/or guest will be removed from the Social Club the membership in question will be terminated and depending on the circumstances we may have to call the police or relevant authorities.

20. BILLS

All bills must be settled in full before leaving the Social Club. There are no credit facilities. Members are responsible for their guests’ bills if they are not paid and such member may face suspension if such unpaid bills are not settled promptly.

21. FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Please refrain from bringing to any Social Club any outside food or beverages, unless medically necessary.

22. PRIVATE HIRE AND SOCIAL CLUB MAINTENANCE

We may at times close all or part of the Social Club to members and their guests for private events or for necessary maintenance, repair or redecoration work.

Where we close part of the Social Club for private events, please honour and respect the privacy of all private events occurring in the Social Club and refrain from communicating any information about the event to third parties in any medium.

Where all or part of the Social Club is closed for maintenance, repair or redecoration work, or where we need to withdraw facilities or services because we consider that they may pose a risk to the health or safety of our members, guests or staff, or that they are detrimental to the business, we will seek to ensure that any such area, facility or service is reinstated as soon as practicable.

23. SOCIAL CLUB EVENTS

We love to hear what our members and guests get up to at Hackney Creative Social Club. Whilst you are a member or a guest at our Social Clubs, we may ask you to give your views of, and experiences at, Hackney Creative Social Club and we may also film, video or photograph our member events and activities at our Social Clubs for use in our membership programmes advertising, promotions, public relations, and other commercial/business purposes. If you take part in these interviews or events, you agree that we may use your name, image and limited other information and consent to us publishing any materials produced by, or for us, for any purpose without your further consent and you waive your right to receive any payment from us in connection with such publication.

24. ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES

We want all our members and guests to relax and enjoy the activities and facilities available at our Social Clubs in safety. Please be aware that some of our Social Clubs are set in open country with lakes and other natural features that can be hazardous.
Members and their guests agree to observe the Social Club Terms and Conditions and any signs published or displayed at our Social Clubs at any time, only swim in designated areas and to take reasonable precautions when travelling around the grounds or using the facilities at the Social Club.

If a member or guest has an accident or suffers any injury at, or in the vicinity of, the Social Club, please report this as soon as possible to a member of staff and in any event within 24 hours of the incident. As well as wanting to check on a member or guest’s well-being, this information is needed in order to help us comply with our health and safety obligations and for insurance purposes.

25. ENTERING/LEAVING THE Social Club

All members and their guests are asked to respect our nearby residents by being quiet when entering or leaving the Social Club premises or while in the surrounding area.

26. ANIMALS

No animals will be allowed in the Social Club except for legally recognised and certified assistance dogs.

27. CCTV

Members and their guests be aware that for safety reasons, we use CCTV across all of our Social Clubs.

28. SMOKING POLICY

All members and their guests are obligated to abide by the Social Club’s smoking policy then in effect and to all applicable no-smoking governmental laws, Terms and Conditions and regulations. No smoking (including e-cigarettes and vapes) is allowed inside the Social Club at any time. Hackney Creative Social Club reserves the right to prohibit or limit smoking in any area of the Social Club premises at any time at its sole and absolute discretion.

Hackney Creative Social Club reserves the right to designate certain outside areas of the Social Club premises as smoking areas and to change the location of such areas at any time however, all members and their guests are requested to respect the wishes of other members and their guests with respect to smoking and to refrain from smoking when requested to do so.

29. DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE

Conduct by a member or guest that is prejudicial to the reputation and character of Hackney Creative Social Club may result in suspension or expulsion of such member or guest. Such conduct may include inappropriate, violent or abusive behaviour or the communication of information concerning the Social Club affairs, members or their guests in the Social Club to the media. An expelled member may not return to any Social Club as a guest. A refund of the expelled member’s subscription will be at the discretion of Hackney Creative Social Club. Any member or members who wilfully remove, damage or destroy any property belonging to the Social Club or to members or guests on the premises of the Social Club will be liable to expulsion and/or suspension or termination of their membership.

Every member binds him/herself to abide by the Terms and Conditions, bylaws and regulations of Hackney Creative Social Club at all times upon acceptance as a member. If Hackney Creative Social Club considers that any member’s (or his or her guests) conduct either inside or outside of the Social Club premises is, at its absolute discretion, contrary to the interests of Hackney Creative Social Club, Hackney Creative Social Club may with immediate effect expel the member or guest from the Social Club premises and/or suspend or terminate that member’s membership without having to give any reason to such member or guest.

30. CONSTITUTION

The Social Club is constituted to encourage non-political, social and recreational activities.

31. RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERSHIP

A member shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Social Club granted to a person in his or her capacity as a member and shall be bound by these Terms and Conditions but shall have no proprietary rights in any of the premises or in respect of property of the Social Club.

32. HACKNEY CREATIVE SOCIAL CLUB TRADEMARK RIGHTS

Members and their guests shall not use the names, logos, colours, trademarks, service marks, photographs, trade dress, or other identifying features of Hackney Creative Social Club and its affiliates (the “Hackney Creative Social Club Marks”) without obtaining the specific prior written approval of Hackney Creative Social Club as to the specific use.
You hereby expressly recognise that the Hackney Creative Social Club Marks are the valid, unique and exclusive property of Hackney Creative Social Club, its parent, affiliates and/or subsidiaries. Members and their guests may not produce, use or create, or authorise others to produce, use or create, the Hackney Creative Social Club Marks for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, in any communications, marketing, advertising or other promotional materials (including, but not limited to, brochures, flyers, invitations, e-mail messages, etc.) that utilize the Hackney Creative Social Club Marks without Hackney Creative Social Club’s prior written consent.

33. USE OF EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES

When using any equipment and facilities available at a Social Club, you must take care to safeguard your own health and safety and that of other people, and you will be solely responsible for any loss or injury that you cause to yourself, other persons or to the equipment or facilities to the extent that it is caused through your unsafe or improper use of the equipment or facilities (including your use of them whilst under the influence of alcohol or medication) or your failure to advise staff of a medical condition relevant to your use of the equipment or facilities.

35. LIABILITY OF HACKNEY CREATIVE SOCIAL CLUB

All items brought into a Social Club are brought and left entirely at the risk of a member or his or her guests. Hackney Creative Social Club, its servants and/or agents shall not be liable to any member or guest for any loss, damage or injury suffered by them or their property howsoever caused, save in respect of death or personal injury to a member or guest to the extent caused by the negligence of Hackney Creative Social Club, its servants and/or agents. This is not intended to affect any mandatory rights a member or guest may have under local law that we cannot legally restrict or exclude.

36. INTERPRETATION OF THE TERMS AND CONDITION

In the event of any dispute arising as to the meaning or interpretation of these Terms and Conditions, the matter shall be referred to the Membership Committee, whose decision with respect to your membership shall be final and without appeal.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with English law and each member agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

37. AMENDMENTS TO THE SOCIAL CLUB TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Hackney Creative Social Club may change the Social Club Terms and Conditions from time to time, by displaying notification of the change on www.sohoSocial Club.com Please be aware that the Social Club Terms and Conditions in your membership book may not be completely up to date and that the latest version of the Social Club Terms and Conditions are displayed on www.sohoSocial Club.com.

38. CONTACTING US

Should you have any questions regarding your membership and/or our Social Club Terms and Conditions, please contact us at via the contact webpage at https://hackneycsc.co.uk/contact