SOHO WHISKY CLUB TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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SOHO WHISKY CLUB RULES AND REGULATIONS, 2018
All membership candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
1 Club Name and Organisation
1.1 The name of the club is Soho Whisky Club ('the Club').
1.2 The Club is a proprietary club, owned and operated by Soho Whisky Club, 42 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4LR.
The objects of the Club are to provide recreational facilities for its Members and Members’ guests in a sociable environment
3 Primary Concepts
3.1 The Membership Committee shall be nominated by the Proprietor from time to time ('the Membership Committee'). ‘The Membership Committee’ is headed by, but is not limited to, the General Manager
3.2 The Club premises are located at 42 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4LR.
3.3 The Proprietor is responsible for providing the Club with the Club premises and all necessary facilities for carrying on the Club in accordance with the Objects of the Club and these Rules and Regulations.
3.4 Membership shall consist of Members (hereinafter called “Members” and “Membership” shall be construed accordingly).
3.5 The Rules and Regulations shall be applicable to all Members and as appropriate Members’ guests and permitted guests.
4 Membership Committee
4.1 The Membership Committee shall exercise the powers given to it under these Rules and Regulations together with such other powers of management as it may from time to time undertake at the request of the Proprietor, who may veto or vary any decision of the Membership Committee.
4.2 The Membership Committee may delegate to the Club any of its powers relating to Membership.
5 Control Management
The Membership Committee shall have all administrative powers necessary to carry out the Objects of the Club in accordance with these Rules and Regulations.
6 Details of Membership
6.1 Every candidate for Membership must be at least 18 years of age.
6.2 Proposals for Membership shall be made on the form provided for that purpose by the Club and a valid form of identification is required to verify Membership and eligibility for Membership.
6.3 The Club charges all new members a joining fee and this must be paid before membership in finalized. Thereafter an annual membership fee is paid by all members and is payable on demand. Joining and annual membership fees are decided by the Membership Committee. The Membership Committee’s decision shall be final and binding and the Membership Committee will not enter into any correspondence in relation to fees.
6.4 The Membership Committee shall have sole discretion as to who shall become a Member of the Club and shall have the right to refuse any application for Membership for any reason without giving any explanation.
6.5 A successful candidate shall be notified of his/her election and shall become a Member of the Club and shall thereafter be entitled to all the benefits and privileges of such Membership. Members will be issued with a Membership card (which shall remain the property of the Club).
6.6 All Members agree to be bound by, and to observe at all times, these Rules and Regulations.
6.7 Any omission from, or inaccuracy in, the particulars relating to, or the description of, any candidate for Membership may render the candidate’s election void at the discretion of the Membership Committee.
6.8 Membership is non-transferable.
6.9 Members shall have the right to propose potential candidates for the Membership Committee’s consideration. The Membership Committee’s decision shall be final and binding and the Membership Committee will not enter into any correspondence or consider any appeals.
6.10 A list of the names and addresses of all Members of the Club must be kept on the Club premises and produced on demand for inspection by a police officer. By accepting Membership all Members agree to acknowledge that their personal information shall be subject to this Rule 6.11.
6.11 The Membership Committee reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to terminate the Membership of any Member for any reason and at any time.
6.12 The name of a Member whose Membership is terminated will be removed from the list of registered Members and he/she will immediately cease to be a Member of the Club.
6.14 Save when the Club is being used for a Private Event, Members may have priority entry during the opening hours of the Club for themselves and their guests
7.1 Subject to the provisions of these Rules and Regulations, Members may invite guests who have attained the age of 18 years but no Member may bring more than three guests in any one day unless told otherwise by The Membership Committee. The allowance of more than three guest shall be for that allowed occasion only.
7.2 The guest of a Member may be asked to sign and write his/her name in the book supplied for that purpose and provide a valid form of identification.
7.3 The Management reserves the right to admit non-members as his or her guest up to the capacity as shown on the Premises Licence.
7.4 The following may not be admitted as guests to the Club:
7.4.1 former Members who have been expelled;
7.4.2 persons who, having applied for Membership, have been rejected;
7.4.3 persons who are under 18 years old; and
7.4.4 Members who are under suspension.
8 Conduct of Members
8.1 The Membership Committee, or any person(s) designated by the Membership Committee, shall have the right to refuse any Member entrance to the Club.
8.2 All Members and guests are required to maintain an acceptable standard of dress in the Club. The Membership Committee’s decision on what is acceptable shall be final and binding.
8.3 The Membership Committee may require any Member infringing these Rules and Regulations to leave the Club premises immediately and his/her Membership may be withdrawn as detailed in Rule 9 below.
9 Expulsion of Members
9.1 The Membership Committee, or any Club manager/employee so authorised by the Membership Committee, may expel from the Club (and subsequently terminate or suspend from Membership for a specific period) any Member whose conduct inside or outside the Club premises, in the opinion of the Membership Committee, or such Club manager/employee might be injurious to the character or interests of the Club or render him unfit to associate with Members or if any Member should wilfully remove, destroy or damage any item, article or property belonging to the Club, another Member, or a guest, whilst at the Club.
9.2 CLUB RULES (9.2 of 14)
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For the avoidance of doubt, the following (non-exhaustive) list of behaviour or offences will lead to the immediate expulsion of a Member from the Club premises and may lead to suspension or termination of their Membership:
• Violent, abusive or intimidating conduct
• The use of, possession of, or sale of illicit drugs and/or contraband and/or weapons
• Sexual, racial or any other form of discrimination, harassment or bullying towards any other Member or employee of the Club
• Rudeness or bad language to a Member or an employee of the Club
• Any action likely to bring the Club into disrepute
• Any action likely to prejudice the Club’s Premises Licence
• Serious insubordination under the influence of alcohol
• Deliberate damage to Club property
• Illegal gaming or betting in the Club
• Any action, within or outside the Club, likely to cause a disturbance to residents in neighbouring properties
9.3 Before a Member is suspended or his/her Membership terminated, the alleged offender's conduct shall be inquired into and the person involved shall be given the opportunity to defend himself/herself and to justify or explain his/her behaviour.
9.4 Having inquired into the events, if the Membership Committee is of the opinion that the Member is guilty of such conduct as mentioned above and has failed to justify or explain it satisfactorily, the Committee may either suspend or terminate the Membership of the offender at its discretion.
10 Sale and Supply of Alcohol
10.1 Sale or supply of alcohol in the Club is permitted within the hours and conditions permitted under the Premises Licence in respect of the Club premises.
11 General Rules
11.1 The Club shall use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that no Member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their sex, race, religion or belief, disability, marital status, age, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, colour or ethnic origin.
11.2 Nothing in these Rules and Regulations shall be deemed to exclude the Club’s liability for death and/or personal injury arising out of any negligent or unlawful act by the Club.
11.3 All property brought into the Club premises by any Member or his/her guest shall be at the sole risk of the person bringing such property onto the Club premises and neither the Proprietor, the Membership Committee nor any employee or agent of the Club shall be liable for any loss or damage to any such article, howsoever occasioned.
11.5 Members agree to keep all passwords, user names, and/or any other identifying information used on or in connection with the Club and/or its web site (the “Access Profile”) private and secure. The Access Profile is strictly personal and may not be shared with or disclosed to any other party. Members understand that the Access Profile is confidential and that they will be held responsible for any damage caused through use of the Access Profile by any unauthorised person.
11.6 CCTV Operating Procedures
The Club takes Members’ rights to privacy very seriously. The Club employs the use of CCTV cameras and operates them within a strict Code of Practice. All CCTV Operators are trained to operate within this Code of Practice and all relevant legislation. The system has also been fitted with ‘privacy zones’ to ensure that private areas cannot be looked into. The system has been registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and operates within the guidelines laid down by the Information Commissioner. The system is operated in accordance with the Human Rights Act 1998, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Images recorded by the CCTV cameras are retained for 31 days and are then wiped unless required for an on-going investigation by an enforcement agency. No images are provided for commercial, entertainment or any other purposes.
11.7 Cancellation of Tasting Experiences
We're happy to cancel and reschedule a booking once. This, however, must be requested at least 10 days before the date of the tasting experience. Within the 10 day period the Club will not refund the £50 deposit (or the 50% tasting fee deposit for tastings over 10 guests). We will always do our best to accommodate any last minute emergencies. We also endeavour to, if a booking has been cancelled within 24 hours, move a booking: the tasting must take place within 30 days of cancellation.
12 Alteration of rules
These Rules and Regulations may be revoked, supplemented or altered by the Membership Committee at any time. Any such revocation, alteration or addition shall be deemed to have been brought to the notice of Members provided that a copy thereof is prominently displayed on the Club’s official website www.sohowhisky.club
The Club may be dissolved by the Proprietor at any time.
14.1 Any dispute or difference which may arise in respect of these Rules and Regulations and/or in relation to Membership or operation of the Club shall be determined by the Membership Committee, whose decision shall be final and binding on all Members.