Terms and Conditions
Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London (“the Club”, “Us”, “We” or “Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London”) supports the football team of BV Borussia 1909 Dortmund (“Borussia Dortmund”) and aims to provide each Member (the “Member” or “You”) with a home from home, where you feel comfortable and where you can enjoy the company of like-minded people. Achieving these objectives can only be accomplished when all people follow some simple rules. Anyone who does not comply with these rules does not only jeopardize the communal spirit and the feel-good factor of the individual member, but also jeopardises potentially the existence of the entire club. As official Borussia Dortmund Fan club, We have to comply with certain rules and regulations and any member joining the club will have to adhere and acknowledge the Clubs Terms and Conditions.
1.1. The Club’s contact is firstname.lastname@example.org and the club’s location is London and Oxford, United Kingdom.
1.2. Any required and written communication as outlined within these Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”) between the Member and the Club can be submitted via post or email. The clubs email address is email@example.com.
1.3. Albeit that Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London are officially acknowledged as a Fan club of Borussia Dortmund within which we were incorporated on 27.6.14, the Club acts independently and is not an associate of Borussia Dortmund.
1.4. The club’s official membership number at Borussia Dortmund is 830298223
1.5. The Board consists of Benjamin McFadyean (President), Joachim Finnett (Vice-President) and Gernot Rost (Treasurer) (jointly “the Board”) 1.6. The club is run for legal reasons as a Limited company registered in England and Wales with company number 10155346, the appointed directors are Benjamin McFadyean and Joachim Finnett. The company is set up to pursue the following objectives: The Club aims to summon like-minded people to support the football team of Borussia Dortmund. With regards to the objective mentioned last, the Club wants to foster camaraderie and provide an enjoyable atmosphere for each member by organizing joint activities The Club wants to strengthen each member’s identification with Borussia Dortmund and aims to win new members for the common cause receive tickets and organize trips to selected games Build and foster relationships with other Fanclubs 1.7. Our mascot is ‘Emma’ 2. Membership Benefits 2.1. Joining Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London has several benefits. Some of these benefits include but are not limited to the following: Watch every game with genuine BVB supporters Exclusive Joiners Package including Membership card Dedicated BVB table at a London based bar, currently Bierschaenke, 4 Blomfield Street, London EC2M 5NT and Farringdon Bar and Grill, 19-25 Cowcross Street, Farringdon London EC1M 6DQ (Other venues may be used from time to time without prejudice) Guaranteed seat at the Stammtisch, One guest accompanied by a member goes free at the Stammtisch – Preferential match ticket orders 10% discount in official UK fan-shop at www.kitbag.co.uk One free newsletter per season 2.2. Whereas We try our best to provide those services please note that some of those benefits are subject to demand and/or depend on third parties. The club reserve the right to change the benefits without giving prior notice. 3. Membership Terms 3.1. Anyone aged 18 or older can put in a formal request to become a member. Such request will be noted when the membership form is filled in on either the following website: www.borussiadortmundfanclublondon.co.uk (click “Shop/join” in the list of tabs); 2 3.2. Any request to become a member is subject to Board approval and the Board will decide upon the membership entry on an individual basis but free of political, religious, sexual orientation and/or other discriminating views. 3.3. Once the membership has been approved the Member is obliged to agree to these Terms and Conditions and to pay the Joiners fee, should the membership fee remain unpaid for more than 14 days the club reserve the right to withdraw membership. In addition the Member will have to acknowledge the Club’s “ Membership Rules”. 3.4. Furthermore, the Member agrees to notify the Board or an appointed representative of the Club to if his contact information changes. 3.5. The Joiner’s fee is currently £10 in the UK and €12 for Europe based candidates. 3.6. Maintaining the membership requires the Member to pay the recurring membership fee; to adhere to the Terms and Conditions of the Club; and to follow the membership rules. 3.7 The membership fee is payable annually failure to pay the fee will result in exclusion from the club 3.8. The Board reserves the right to alter those fees and to introduce new fees if deemed appropriate. 3.9. Each member will be notified of such changes in writing. 3.10. Should the Member not object to those changes in writing within 14 days of notice, the Board assumes that the Member has accepted those changes. 3.11. Each Member will receive a Membership Card (the “Card”). Such Card remains the property of Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London and it is not transferrable. 3.12. If the Card is stolen or if it is lost, we reserve the right to charge £2 replacement fee from you to have the Card replaced. 3.13. Every Member at Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London is welcomed and we live respect and tolerance. Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London do not tolerate Racial discrimination, Sexual discrimination and sexual harassment, harassment of supporters of other clubs; and Violence or threat 3.14. Weapons, knives and all sorts of kind are strictly prohibited. Anyone caught with such equipment will be automatically banned from the club. 3.15. We expect you to obey the authority of the Board, public servants, employees of the Stammtisch venue, currently Bierschaenke and stadium employees. 4. Duration and Cancellation 4.1. The membership term is set at 12 months and renews automatically with the receipt of the Premium. 4.2. The membership terminates with the member’s death; the failure of the Member to comply with these Term & Conditions or club Rules; the Member noticing the Board or an appointed representative that membership is not wanted anymore; and/or with the failure of the Member to pay the Premium. 4.3. If the Member has not visited any of our events or get-togethers and has not actively engaged with the Club on Facebook or Twitter for over 6 months the Board has the right to terminate the membership. 4.4. Save that the membership has terminated under the conditions 4.2 or 4.3 the Member has no right to claim any assets of the Club; no right to claim back the Joiner’s fee and/or the Premia the Member has paid to the Club; to return all items which belong to the Club; and to pay any liabilities outstanding. 4.5. Serious offences against the public, the Club or any of its members may lead to formal prosecution. 4.6. A serious offence is considered to be inter alia violent, aggressive behavior; ticket touting; using pyro-techniques at the Club’s events (see also point 8); and fraudulent behavior.
- Data Protection and Copyrights 5.1. Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London will not transfer Your data to any third party except it is required to do so by either BV Borussia 1909 Dortmund EV or any public authorities. 5.2. Your data will be stored electronically and we will not be liable for data theft. 5.3. You can download our data protection policy from our website or You may ask the Board to provide You with a copy. 5.4. Should You post something on the internet and/or share text, pictures or any other material You need to make sure You have the right to do so. We will not check such posts for copyright infringements. 5.5. If the data of Your post is deemed to infringe copyrights or trademarks, We withhold to delete the post immediately and we may also ban the Member from the Club. 5.6. The Club reserves the right to remove inappropriate content. 5.7. The logo of Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London, ‘the chequered flag’ is owned by the Club and incorporates the trademark logo of BV Borussia 1909 Dortmund Ev. Both logos are protected and are not to be reproduced, used in any way be it digitally or in print without the acknowledgement of Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London. 5.8. The Club is allowed to use the trademark logo of Borussia Dortmund, but needs official sign-off to produce merchandise. 6. Ticketing 6.1. Any Member can request up to two tickets per match. For top games this number may be limited to one ticket per person. 6.2. Only Members are entitled to request tickets. Please note that We cannot accept non-members on any trip to a Stadium / Event unless they accepted our Behavioral Rules, Ticketing and Stadium terms as described within these Terms and Conditions. 6.3. Tickets are being allocated through a public ballot by Borussia Dortmund and the Club has no influence over this process. The Club therefore cannot guarantee any ticket to any Member. 6.4. Any request will be completed with the submission of an advance which will differ from match to match (the “Advance”). 6.5. The Advance is deemed to be received if the amount clears the Clubs account; the amount has been paid in cash; or if the member can prove that payment has been made. 6.6. Failure to submit the Advance in due time will cause the Club not to pre-order tickets for the respective member. If the Advance clears the account and Borussia Dortmund has closed its application process the Club cannot order tickets. Therefore, the club cannot guarantee that the request will be made. 6.7. Tickets are sold at face value and in GBP. The Club will use a fair exchange rate save that the tickets’ face value is quoted in a currency other than GBP. 6.8. The club will charge an admin fee of 2.5GBP for members and 3GBP for non-members such as partners. Such admin fee covers the postage, administrative burden to the Club and advance booking fee imposed by ticket agents or Borussia Dortmund. (Both the ticket’s converted face value and the admin fee referred to as “Ticket Price”. 6.9. The amount of the Advance exceeding the Ticket Price will be paid back 5 business days after receipt of the ticket the latest. Any amount of the Advance being lower than the Ticket Price needs to be settled before the ticket is handed out by the Club to the Member. 6.10. If an Advance has been made and the Club did not receive tickets, the Advance will be paid back to the respective member within 5 business days. 6.11. Tickets kindly allocated by Borussia Dortmund to Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London will remain in the possession of the Club until the day of the match and if applicable until the Member has settled the outstanding amount. By so doing We limit the Club’s liability and the chances of Members selling the tickets on the black market. 6.12. Any Member caught by trading or touting tickets will be excluded from future ticket reservations and will be automatically banned from the Club. 6.13. Once a ticket has been allocated to a Member, the Advance is non-refundable, unless the Board is able to find another off-taker. 6.14. If You booked tickets and save that You cannot attend the event, You are requested to inform the Board. The Board will help You to find somebody to take the ticket off You. The Board, however, cannot guarantee a resale. You may suggest people to buy the ticket, but the ultimate sale and price is at the sole discretion of the Club.
- Stammtisch 7.1. Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London appreciates the partnership with Bierschenke, Blomfield Street and We enjoy being there. 7.2. Seats at the Stammtisch are limited. You are welcome at the venue, but We need to know that You are coming in advance as We otherwise cannot guarantee Your seat. Please accept the invite on the Club’s Facebook event pages so that We can plan ahead. If You said You are coming and cannot make it, it is polite to leave a quick personal message on the facebook event page or call us on Tel 07596407977. 7.3. You may bring one or more friends to the Stammtisch. It is, however, Your responsibility that You notify us duly in advance; and make sure Your guests comply with our behavioral rules as per these Terms and Conditions. 7.4. Subject to availability of space the guest whom You bring attends without charge and is not obliged to join the fan club. Should the guest attend more than 3 times we will ask Your guests to pay a membership fee. 7.5. Should one of Your friends treat Members, Bierschaenke staff or other guests in any bad way be it verbally or physically, We will immediately take action and have Your guest(s) removed from our Stammtisch or worse from the Bierschaenke. 7.6. Since We are a Borussia Dortmund Fan club, We don’t want anyone wearing other Bundesliga team’s colors at our Stammtisch 7.7. It is fine to drink, but if You do, please behave. 7.8. We do not tolerate any abusive comments, violence or threat against the staff or other guests of the Bierschaenke. If there is a problem stay calm and talk to the Board. The Board will facilitate as well as it can. 7.9. We don’t appreciate harassment of women, bar tenders and other guests. 7.10. The Bierschaenke is a non-smoking facility and space for smokers is provided outside of the pub. Please respect this. 7.11. Should You break something, it is Your responsibility to repay the bar for this. Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London do not take any responsibility or liability for Your misconduct. 8. Stadium Visits 8.1. In any case the authority of the Board or any public body is to be accepted on any trip the club is organizing. 8.2. Under no circumstance is pyro-technique allowed when You travel with us. Should We catch You trying to smuggle pyro-technique into the stadium We will report it to the local authorities. Any offence caused by such kind of action may lead to Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London being closed down and We take this point very serious! 8.3. It goes without saying but no member of the Fan Club should streak naked over the pitch at a stadium we visit. This also applies to attendance at the Stammtisch, we will not tolerate members removing their shirts to appear without clothing at the Stammtisch or in the stadium. 8.4. Drink responsibly. We will not wait outside of the stadium because one member was denied entry. 8.5. Under no circumstance are foreign supporters to be provoked, harassed, threatened, spit at or harmed in any other way. 8.6. For away matches there might be different rules in the stadium. We will try to distribute those well in advance and We expect You to obey those rules. 8.7. At away games We may ask You to wear a non-Borussia Dortmund sweater or alternative shirt when being outside of the stadium. This is for your own and other members safety. 8.8. Should you misbehave We reserve the right to restrict you from future tickets sale. 8.9. In any case act thoughtful and sensible. 9. Liability and Indemnification 9.1. You and any affiliate, third party or agent of Yours (together or individually referred to “the Opposition”) are solely responsible and the Opposition agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Club (as well as Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London’s affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all claims, losses including theft, death and injury, copyright and trademark infringements, liabilities, costs and expenses including legal fees (all together the “Damages”) which might arise by or to the Opposition arising out of the services rendered or duties performed by Us hereunder unless and to the extent that they arise as a result of (i) the Club’s gross negligence, bad faith or willful default. For the avoidance of doubt no Damages shall be claimed from us incurred by or to the Opposition in connection with inter alia Your participation in a Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London’s organized event and the travel thereto; any products that You might buy from us; Your participation on our Facebook, Twitter sites; Your wrongful doing at Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London’s organized events; Your breach of the law or of these Terms and Conditions. 9.2. The Club reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by You, and in such case, You agree to cooperate with Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London’s defence of such claim. 9.3. Without prejudice to the previous sentence, our aggregate liability under or in connection with our services rendered or duties performed shall not exceed the Joiner’s Fee, Premia or Advance payments which have been paid by You to us. 10. Miscellaneous 10.1. We reserve the right to revoke Your Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London membership at any time, without financial compensation, if You commit any breach of these Terms or if You membership is terminated as per these terms and conditions. 10.2. If any provision of these Terms is held by any court or other competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the other provisions of these Terms and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected. 10.3. These Terms and Conditions supersede any previous agreements, arrangements, documents or other undertakings either written or oral and present the entirety of the agreement. 10.4. English law shall apply to this agreement, and the parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.
The Member Rules 1. Have fun and enjoy the football 2. Please attend the get-togethers whenever You can but please let us know if You are coming or cannot make 3. Do interact on Facebook or Twitter 4. Treat others with respect and don’t be abusive, violent or discriminating! 5. Obey the authorities – Board, public, member of staff 6. Drink Responsibly at all times 7. Never jeopardize the existence of the club, health of the Members, leave weapons, pyro and other dangerous items at home 8. Assume Your own liability for Your wrongdoings 9. Never sell Your tickets on without the consent of the board, but let us know that You cannot make it. We will help 10. Echte Liebe (True Love) is our club’s motto–we are one Borussia family, treat fellow Borussen as brothers and sisters, be ready to give help or assistance when aske d to a fellow Borusse and always show respect to other Borussia fans, fans are at the centre of everything that happens at the heart of Borussia Dortmund Fan Club London and the club we support BV Borussia 1909 Dortmund, that is what we love about the club, we expect all members to respect this and act accordingly at all times.