Membership Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions form the basis of the contract through which CANI (“we” or “us”) will deliver a service to you as a CANI member (“you”). On becoming a member of CANI you are automatically agreeing to these terms and conditions. You are also agreeing to abide by the governing documents of CANI including the Articles of Association and the rules and regulations as amended from time to time.

You have and you are providing us with the appropriate consent to handle your personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act or any applicable Data Protection legislation in any effect during the period of your membership. Your data will be collected, stored and used in accordance with the CANI Data Protection Policy.

CANI, whose registered office is Belfast Boat Club, 12 Lock View Road, Belfast BT9 5FJ. CANI is governed by its Articles of Associations and Regulations.

Membership Categories
Membership of CANI will provide you with membership as Club Affiliate or Individual categories. 

Individual Members
– Members ages under 18, at the time of the application, with be a Youth member
– Members aged 18 or over, at the time of the application, will be classed as Adults

Family Membership
– Open partners or to children under the age of 18, of an individual member.

Membership Benefits
Membership of CANI will provide you with membership at Club Associate, On the Bank or On the Water level. As a CANI member you will receive a wide range of benefits.

A typical membership package may include:
● Public liability insurance
● Ezine and communications
● Access to coaching courses and competitions
● Access to discounts and offers from partners

Membership packages may vary according to the grade of membership held.

We reserve the right to change the benefits that apply to CANI membership at any time and without prior notice.

Any external providers of a benefit included within your membership package will have absolute discretion in relation to the provision of services, and membership of CANI does not guarantee that the external provider will accept an application from a member for the provision of services.

Services supplied from an external provider will be subject to the provider’s own terms and conditions, and we do not accept any liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of a fault, error or omission in the provision of these services by the external provider.

We reserve the right to change our external providers without prior notice and our decision on services provided is final.

Membership Contract
When you click to submit your application online, or you post, telephone or email us with details of your application, you are making an offer to subscribe to CANI which, if accepted by us, will result in a legally binding contract.
At the point of renewal of your membership, your renewal payment is confirmation of the continued acceptance of this contract. You may not transfer any of your rights and obligations under these terms and conditions to another person.

Online Application
For online applications you will have sight of a confirmation page or receive an email and a legally binding contract is formed on the date we send your welcome email. This will be sent out when payment is confirmed.

Written/Verbal Application
For applications made verbally or via a written application form; the contract between us will be formed when we send your welcome email. This will be sent out when payment is confirmed.

Cooling off period
We offer a fourteen day “cooling off” period for new members, effective from the day your application is accepted.
This will allow you to cancel your subscription without any penalty. If you wish to cancel your new member subscription, you must notify us within these fourteen days in writing, by letter, or email.

Rights to refuse applications
We reserve the right not to fulfil, or to cancel, your application if we are unable to obtain payment authorisation from the issuer of your card or from your bank in the case of direct debit payments.
If you are accepted as a member, but it subsequently transpires that any or all of the information provided by you was misleading or false, we reserve the right to revoke the membership with immediate effect, without the right of appeal.

Cancellation and refunds
Your CANI Membership is a rolling agreement which can be renewed upon the anniversary of your application. You will receive a renewal notice in advance of the anniversary of your application date, informing you of your entitlement to renew.
Any payment arrangements that have been made by Direct Debit will automatically continue, unless you notify your bank/building society that you wish to cancel it.

If you wish to cancel your membership, you must inform us of your intention to cancel a minimum of five working days prior to the anniversary of your application. This notice should be provided directly to us, in writing by letter or email.

Once renewal of your membership has occurred, it will still be possible to cancel your membership, but refunds after this time will be at the sole discretion of CANI.

No refunds will be given if CANI believes that an individual has benefitted in any way from being a member, e.g. by entering or competing in an event that requires you to be a member, by having accessed membership materials or by obtaining member discounts.

Price information
Fees displayed on the application section of the website will prevail at all times in relation to orders placed online.
Fees displayed on an application form, or quoted by a CANI representative, will prevail in relation to membership subscriptions placed verbally or by post.

You may make a one-off payment for a one-year membership subscription, new or renewal, by cheque, credit/debit card, BACS payment or an annual direct debit payment.

We reserve the right to increase the price of the membership subscription on an annual basis. You will be informed of any fee increase within your renewal letter. If we discover an error in the price of your membership subscription, we will inform you as soon as is reasonably possible.

Credit card payments
If you are not using your own credit/debit card to pay for the membership subscription, you must ask the permission of the credit/debit card holder before entering the payment details.
When you offer to subscribe to CANI either online, by post or verbally, you are confirming that you have obtained the express prior permission of the credit/debit card holder.

Direct debit payments
Payment by direct debit is the simplest and the most convenient way to pay for your CANI membership. If you have an annual direct debit agreement then payment is automatic through your bank or building society, beginning on the payment date shown on your renewal notice.

Liability
Our liability to you will not extend to any membership related benefits, goods or services provided by an external provider. We specifically exclude liability for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of your involvement in whatever manner with an external provider.

Our liability to you in the event of magazines being lost in dispatch shall, at our discretion, be limited to replacement of the missing issues.

These Terms and Conditions do not and shall not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

Information services
Diligence and care should be taken when using the information provided. All services are subject to copyright law. We use our best endeavours to ensure all information provided by us is as up to date as possible.

However, you should not rely on the information provided as the sole basis for making business, legal or other decisions. You should seek appropriate independent advice before making any such decisions.

The content of all publications are the opinion of the author.

Data protection and use of personal data
CANI takes your privacy rights seriously and the personal data you supply will be used to process your membership subscription. As a member of CANI your data will be used to administer your membership, and if you opt in it will also be used for communication, promotional offers, events, insurance, statistical and analytical purposes.

You will receive membership communications relating to service provision and to notify you of the expiry of your membership. If you provide us with your email address and opt in, then we will send monthly communications which may be of interest. You can opt out at any time.

If you wish to obtain a copy of your personal data held by us, then please write to the address below. You may be asked to provide proof of your identity and for information that might help to locate the data you are seeking.
If you believe that any of the information, we hold concerning you is incorrect or out of date, please provide us with the accurate information at the address below. You are also entitled to request that your data be deleted. Please also refer to our Privacy Policy on our website.

Variation
We may change these terms and conditions at any time upon giving you 14 days prior written notice. The most recent edition of these terms and conditions will be binding upon you. Members may exit the contract without penalty if they do not accept any proposed variation.

Governing law and jurisdiction
These terms and conditions are governed by Northern Ireland law. You hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Northern Ireland courts notwithstanding the jurisdiction where you are based.
If any court or competent authority decides that any of the provisions of these Terms are invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable to any extent, the term will, to that extent only, be severed from the remaining terms, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Third parties
A person who is not party to these Terms shall not have any rights under or in connection with them under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

CANI Brand
Use of our logo by you is not permitted unless you are an affiliated club, approved centre or partner of CANI, and we have granted you express permission.

Queries comments and complaints
We will respond to any complaint or query received within three working days. This may be an acknowledgement that we have received a complaint whilst further investigations are carried out.

If you have any queries, comments or complaints about your membership please contact our administration team:
Telephone: 07526691171 – office hours are listed on the CANI website at cani.org.uk Email: office@cani.org.uk