Terms and Conditions

Here you can find our privacy statement, the terms and conditions for our public and club events as well as our terms and conditions for membership application.

All terms and conditions are up to date as of December 2014 and are subject to change at anytime without notification.

 

BUCKSMTB "GROUP RIDES", "GROUP RIDE EVENTS" & "PUBLIC EVENTS" TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

  1. Group Rides Events* are organised and hosted by BucksMTB Mountain Bike Club**

  2. Mountain Biking is an extreme sport and all members, non members and visitor riders ride at their own risk and are personally responsible for their decision to attend and ride and are also only personally responsibility for their bikes, kit, vehicles and other personal items.

  3. BucksMTB is an official and fully affiliated Mountain Bike Club and therefore does carry third party liability insurance for all Club Members and visiting riders (see note 3 below) attending our Group Rides Events.

  4. Non Club members may attend as “visitor riders” for a maximum of two group ride events per annum without having to become a Club Member. After the two rides visiting riders will have to become Club Members to continue attending our Group Rides due to Club rules and Club insurance restrictions.

  5. “Club member rides" and "unofficial forum organised ride events”*** are separate events and are organised by our Club members and/or forum members. As these are non "Events" our liability insurance does not apply and all riders ride at their own risk unless they have their own personal liability insurance (CTC, British Cycling or equivalent).

  6. BucksMTB cannot or will not be held responsible, liable or accountable for loss or damage to individuals, bikes and personal items including vehicles left during "Group Ride events".

  7. BucksMTB "employees”**** cannot, and will not be held responsible, liable or accountable for any matters arising during any official organised Group Ride or during an "unofficial forum ride"

  8. "BucksMTB" is not required, nor shall it provide guaranteed services (nor responsibility/liability/accountability over) such as secure car parking, guided tours, maps, first aid, medical aid, search and rescue, repair services, lost property, catering, spare parts, item storage (including bikes, kit etc), and/or any other service that would require "BucksMTB" to be legally responsible/liable/accountable for your health and/or well being including that of material items.

  9. "BucksMTB" holds the right to add, remove, or alter at any time any Term & Conditions stated here or in our full Terms & Conditions document (available on request) without prior notice.

  10. >>> Pre-registering for an event(s) automatically signs a disclaimer stating you are happy to ride in agreement to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with our terms and conditions please do not pre-register for, or turn up to attend any "BucksMTB" Group Rides

  11. We may ask you to read and sign a hard copy of our disclaimer and terms and conditions on the day of our ride. In this case a full copy of these terms and conditions will be available to read before signing the disclaimer. Any disclaimer form signed on the day is exactly the same as the online disclaimer (during pre-registration) and follows the same terms and conditions as listed here.

  12. For more info or a full copy of terms and conditions contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

  • * "Group Ride Events" means and includes any type of formal organised riding meet or public event that has any connections or ties to the "BucksMTB" label. "Group Ride" excludes events such as "club member rides" and "unofficial forum ran turn up and ride" events
  • ** BucksMTB includes all other trading and advertising names used including bmtb, BMTB, BucksMTB Racing, BucksMTB Club, Bucks Mountain Bike Club, Bucks MBC, Buckinghamshire Mountain Biking, Buckinghamshire MTB, Bucksmtb.co.uk, bmtb.co.uk and bucksmtb.co.uk as well as including any other affiliate trading name(s) not listed or any abbreviation(s) used.  
  • ***  “Unofficial forum organised ride events” means an event organised unofficially by our Club members or by the general public via our Forum, Facebook and other web services and has no ties legally to any Club/Company. It is in its own right a 100% independent event with no official organisers. "Unofficial from ran turn up and ride" events have no legal tie to BucksMTB  Any 'unofficial organisers' involved in organising such an event cannot nor will not be held responsible, liable or accountable for any matter arising from any of these “unofficial forum organised ride events"
  • **** “Employees" includes staff members, club committee members, club members, users & volunteers including any affiliate staff members, member, user or volunteer and contracted affiliate "employees" including visiting staff or visiting volunteers. 



BUCKSMTB.CO.UK "CLUB MEMBER" or "FORUM RIDE" TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. These "Club Rides" * OR "Forum rides"* are held on a purely "unofficial ran turn up and ride" ** basis.

  2. "BucksMTB" *** is a fully operating MTB Club and does have third party liability insurance however this covers official "Club Events" and official "Club Rides" only and therefore does not cover nor provide liability insurance for publicly organised "unofficial group rides" or "unofficial forum organised rides"

  3. All persons attending "unofficial forum ran turn up and ride" rides or similar ride at their own risk and are responsibility for their own well being, bikes, kits, vehicles etc.

  4. For anyone attending the event it is the individuals responsibility to arrange for any and all necessary insurances to cover for personal injury, injury to a third party or loss or damage to either their own property or to that of a third party.

  5. "BucksMTB" therefore cannot or will not be held responsible, liable or accountable for any damage to body, bike or kit, or other relevant items.

  6. "BucksMTB" cannot or will not be held responsible, liable or accountable for loss or damage to any other personal items including vehicles left during "Group Ride" events.

  7. "BucksMTB" is not in anyway responsible (nor can "BucksMTB" be held responsible), liable or accountable for you legally during any "unofficial forum ran turn up and ride" basis "Group Ride" event. You ride purely at your own risk without insurance cover and with no affiliation to "BucksMTB" Legalities.

  8. "BucksMTB" cannot and will not be held responsible, liable or accountable for any problems or matters arising during an "unofficial forum ran turn up and ride" basis "Group Ride".

  9. "BucksMTB" includes all other trade names used including bmtb, BMTB, BucksMTB Racing, BucksMTB Club, Bucks Mountain Bike Club, Bucks MBC, Buckinghamshire Mountain Biking, Buckinghamshire MTB, Bucksmtb.co.uk, bmtb.co.uk and bucksmtb.co.uk as well as including any other affiliate trading name(s) not listed or any abbreviation(s) used.


  10. Under the general trading label "BucksMTB" full protection is provided over all "employees" **** ("employees" includes Staff Members, Members, Users & Volunteers including any affiliate Staff Members, Member, User or Volunteer) and contracted affiliate "employees" from any responsibility and/or liability for any claim made.

  11. BucksMTB "employees" cannot, and will not be held responsible, liable or accountable for any matters arising during any "unofficial forum ran turn and ride" basis "Group Ride"

  12. "BucksMTB" is not required, nor shall it provide guaranteed services (nor responsibility/liability/accountability over) such as secure car parking, guided tours, maps, first aid, medical aid, search and rescue, repair services, lost property, catering, spare parts, item storage (including bikes, kit etc), and/or any other service that would require "Bucksmtb" to be legally responsible/liable/accountable for your health and/or well being including that of material items.  

  13. "BucksMTB" cannot and will not be held responsible, liable or accountable for anything. Be under no impression that we are legally responsible/liable/accountable for you or any materials owned by you. All riding and "Group Ride" attendance is at your own risk. The End.

  14. "BucksMTB" holds the right to add, remove, or alter at any time any Term & Condition stated here or in our full Terms & Conditions document (available on request) without prior notice.

  15. >>> Pre-registering for an event(s) automatically signs a disclaimer stating you are happy to ride at your own risk with no legal ties to "Bucksmtb". If you do not agree with our terms and conditions please do not pre-register for, or turn up to attend any "Bucksmtb" "unofficial forum ran turn up and ride basis" "Group Ride". If you do not pre-register your details for an event you will be excluded from the event. Many thanks <<<

  16. We may ask you to read and sign a hard copy of our disclaimer and terms and conditions on the day of our ride. In this case a full copy of these terms and conditions will be available to read before signing the disclaimer. Any disclaimer form signed on the day is exactly the same as the online disclaimer (during pre-registration) and follows the same terms and conditions as listed here. 

 

  • * "Group Ride" or "forum ride" in this sense means and includes any type of informal organised or unofficial organised riding meet or event that has no official onnections or organisation by the "Bucksmtb" label. "Group Ride/Forum ride"  includes events such as "unofficial forum ran turn up and ride" events.
  • ** "unofficial forum ran turn up and ride" means an event organised unofficially by the general public via forum and web services and has no ties legally to any company, brand, or individual including bucksmtb.co.uk. It is in its own right a 100% independent event with no official organisers. "Unofficial from ran turn up and ride" events have no legal tie to bucksmtb.co.uk . Any 'unofficial organisers' involved in organising such an event cannot nor will not be held responsible, liable or accountable for any matter arising from any "Group Ride" event
  • *** "Bucskmtb" includes all other trade names used including bmtb, BMTB, BucksMTB Racing, Buckinghamshire Mountain Biking, Buckinghamshire MTB, Bucksmtb.co.uk, and bucksmtb.co.uk as well as including any other affiliate trading name or abbreviation used. The General label of "Bucksmtb" also includes protective rights over all "employees"
  • **** "employees" includes Staff Members, Members, Users & Volunteers including any affiliate Staff Members, Member, User or Volunteer and contracted affiliate "employees"

 

BUCKSMTB ONLINE MEMBERSHIP TERMS & CONDITIONS

By ticking and accepting the terms and conditions of our club membership you therefore digitally sign and agree to the follow terms:

Membership Declaration General:

  1. I confirm by my signature that I have no medical condition that could restrict me from riding with the club.

  2. I agree to indemnify the Club officers, the land owners and any person connected with the Club’s rides and events from any liability whatsoever resulting in personal injury (whether fatal or otherwise), loss, damage or expense caused.

  3. I agree that I participate in the Club’s activities entirely at my own risk and that I must ride in a manner that is safe for others and myself.

  4. I agree that it is solely my decision to take part in these activities.

  5. I confirm that the mountain bike(s) that I use are in good working order and properly maintained.

  6. I have, or will, read and agree to act to the rules of the Club and the Conditions of Membership and agree to abide by them.


Parental Consent: 

  1. All membership participants under the age of 18 must have a signed parental consent form. The only exemption is where a young person having reached the age of 16 can prove that they are no longer living with their parents or guardian and are living as an independent adult.

  2. There is no minimum age for children attending our rides, however ideally a parent or guardian needs to be present on the ride.

  3. Parents or guardians must be aware of the demands of cycling and that they alone make the decision about the ability of their child to complete the ride.

  4. Special provision is provided by the Club for Youth/Family specific rides, however on a non specific Youth/Family ride there may not be this provision available.

  5. Unless otherwise arranged at a specific Youth/Family ride then all arrangements to get to and from the ride are the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian.

  6. You also consent that photos of your child may be published in Club literature, promotional items and website articles and online photo galleries.

 
Rules and Conditions of Membership:

  1. Helmets are mandatory. Helmets must be worn on all rides, and must be fitted and adjusted correctly. BucksMTB holds the right to refuse attendance of riders whom do not have a helmet.

  2. To follow the guidelines laid down in the Club Constitution

  3. CTC Rules of conduct apply

  4. Bikes must be suitable for the ride and properly maintained. This is the responsibility of the rider/owner of the bike.

  5. Riders are requested not to join rides that are beyond their level of ability and endurance.

  6. Members are responsible for their own personal safety whilst on Club rides (Group Rides, Club Rides, Club Trips, Led Rides other Club Events)

  7. The Club or its staff or officers cannot be held responsible for personal injury, loss or damage to the property of any member.

  8. Members have a duty of care to others and property.

  9. The Club reserves the right to withdraw membership of any member who behaves in a manner that may bring the Club or the sport into disrepute.

  10. Mountain biking is a potentially hazardous and strenuous sport. You are a member of BucksMTB because you are an enthusiast but do not ride beyond your level of ability and endurance.

  11. Come equipped to all rides with suitable clothing, spares, refreshment and, if possible, a mobile phone. Also bring an emergency telephone contact list and some money for emergencies.

  12. All members are encouraged to have an “I.C.E” telephone number programmed into their mobile phones. (ICE = “In Case of Emergency”)

  13. The CTC rules require us to have a list of ‘Leaders’ and this is kept by the Club Executive Committee. Every official group ride should have a leader. If there is no leader on any part of the ride it is then deemed to be an unofficial club ride.

  14. A toolkit/spares should always be carried and include, as a bare minimum: inner tube(s) and puncture repair kit, tyre levers and a pump. We highly recommend also carrying brake pads, allen keys and spanners or multi-tool, a gear cable (inner), chain link extractor, a few spare joining links to suit your chain (or a chain quick line) and a few cable ties. In the darker months you should also carry ‘get-home’ lights – front and rear.

  15. Declare any medical conditions or medication that you are taking to the Club and make sure you always carry medication if required (e.g. inhalers).

  16. It is each member’s responsibility to carry any medication needed for any condition (diabetes, asthma etc.) and you should inform fellow riders of special assistance that may be required.

  17. There is no minimum or maximum age for an individual member. This applies to both Senior and Junior membership categories that exist.

  18. Junior members under 18 years should be supervised on Club rides by a parent or recognized guardian unless a parental/guardian disclaimer is signed and also that BucksMTB leaders are present and that the BucksMTB Constitution, BucksMTB Club Rules, BucksMTB Child Protection Policy, BucksMTB Code of Conduct for working with Minors and BucksMTB Ride Risk Assessments are adhered to.

  19. Club members must not promote themselves as an employee, staff member, volunteer or club website race team member without seeking approval and written permission from the Club Chairman.

  20. BucksMTB holds the right to amend these rules and conditions of membership as and when required.


The Club Constitution:

  1. The Club Constitution is a large document on which the basis of the club, its rules and operating procedures are designed and laid down in. A copy of the constitution is available in the club members area download section of the club or is available upon request.


Please note:

  1. These terms and conditions and rules of membership are correct as of going to press but are subject to change at anytime.

  2. For queries on terms and rules please contact us.

 


PRIVACY STATEMENT

Your privacy is important to BucksMTB.  This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that BucksMTB collects, and the ways in which BucksMTB uses that personal information.


Personal information collection

BucksMTB may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about your use of this website
  • information that you provide using for the purpose of registering with the website
  • information about membership application transactions carried out over this website
  • information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to any of our website services
  • any other information that you send to BucksMTB


Using personal information

BucksMTB may use your personal information to:

  • administer this website
  • personalize the website for you
  • enable your access to and use of the website services
  • publish information about you on the website
  • send to you details on membership products that you purchase
  • supply to you services and membership products that you purchase
  • collect payments from you
  • send you statements and invoices as applicable
  • send you marketing communications if you chose to subscribe to these services

Where BucksMTB discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, BucksMTB may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.


Securing your data

BucksMTB will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

BucksMTB will safely store all the personal information you provide.

Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via this website will be  protected by encryption technology except that of online payments as this is handled by a third party (nominally, PayPal)


Updating this statement

BucksMTB may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website. 

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes. 


Other websites

This website contains links to other websites. 

BucksMTB is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

 

WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full.   If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.


License to use website

Unless otherwise stated for website templates, plugins or third party applications, BucksMTB own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions. 

You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website
  • show any material from the website in public
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the website
  • redistribute material from this website [except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution
  • Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed [within your organisation


Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without BucksMTBs express written consent.

You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without BucksMTB's express written consent.


Restricted access

Access to certain areas of this website is restricted. BucksMTB reserves the right to restrict access to other areas of this website at BucksMTB's discretion.

If BucksMTB provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential. 

BucksMTB may disable your user ID and password in BucksMTB's sole discretion without notice or explanation.


User content

In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to BucksMTB a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media.  You also grant to BucksMTB the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or BucksMTB or a third party (in each case under any applicable law). 

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

BucksMTB reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on BucksMTB's servers, or hosted or published upon this website.

Notwithstanding BucksMTB's rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, BucksMTB does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.


No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied.  BucksMTB makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website. 

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, BucksMTB does not warrant that:

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading
  • Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind


Limitations of liability

BucksMTB will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if BucksMTB has been expressly advised of the potential loss.


Exceptions

Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit BucksMTB's liability in respect of any:

  • death or personal injury caused by BucksMTBs negligence
  • fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of BucksMTB
  • matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for BucksMTB to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.


Reasonableness

By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable. 

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.


Other parties

You accept that, as a limited liability entity, BucksMTB has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees.  You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against BucksMTB officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect BucksMTB officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries and successors.


Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.


Indemnity

You hereby indemnify BucksMTB and undertake to keep BucksMTB indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by BucksMTB to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of BucksMTB's legal advisers) incurred or suffered by BucksMTB arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions[, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.


Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to BucksMTB's other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, BucksMTB may take such action as BucksMTB deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.


Variation

BucksMTB may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time.  Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.


Assignment

BucksMTB may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with BucksMTB's rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions. 


Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.


Entire agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and BucksMTB in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.


Registrations and authorisations

BucksMTB is registered with The CTC as an official affiliated Mountain Bike Club within the United Kingdom.  BucksMTB is subject to the rules published by our Governing Body, The CTC www.ctc.org.uk 

 

 

QUESTIONS

Please contact us for any queries on any of our terms and conditions, or conditions and rules of club membership. Thank you.

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