The name of the club is “The AllBright” (the “Club”), conducted at the relevant Premises (as defined below).
The Club is a proprietary club, owned and operated by The AllBright Group Limited (the “Proprietor”).
2. Club Rules
These Club rules (the “Rules”) set out the terms and conditions of membership and have been created to safeguard the use and enjoyment of the Club by its Members and their guests.
4. Objectives of the Club
The objective of the Club is the provision of facilities and amenities of a club for the purpose of:
allowing likeminded women to network in a social space, for both business and pleasure;
assist in the promotion of, and to host The AllBright Academy, an online course and community to assist Members and non-Members in achieving their career goals; and
hosting live events for Members and guests.
5. The Club
The Club premises are located at both 11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR and 24 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1PN, as well as any premises in which the Club operates, including any premises in the USA, together the “Premises”.
The Proprietor is responsible for providing the Club at the Premises and all necessary facilities for carrying on the Club in accordance with the Objectives of the Club and these Rules.
A Member shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Club and shall be bound by these Rules but shall have no proprietary rights in any of the premises or in respect of property of the Club and the Proprietor.
6. Membership Committee
The Membership Committee shall be nominated by the Proprietor from time to time (the “Membership Committee”).
The Membership Committee shall consist of senior Club management (being elected by the Proprietor) and individual Members (if any) selected by the Proprietor from time to time at its sole discretion and shall meet once every month. The Proprietor reserves the right to replace any Member who is elected to the Membership Committee at any time and without notice for any reason whatsoever.
The Membership Committee shall exercise the powers given to it under these Rules 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.
The Membership Committee may delegate to the Club any of its powers relating to Membership.
7. Control and Management
The Membership Committee shall have all administrative powers necessary to carry out the Objectives of the Club in accordance with these Rules.
8. Becoming a Member
Every candidate for Membership must be at least 18 years of age.
Those applying for Membership (a “Candidate”) will be required to fill out a written application form (a “Proposal”) and pay both a “Joining Fee” and an “Annual Membership Fee” (together the “Fees”), the latter of which is due every year on the day before the anniversary the payment was made the previous year. For more information on these fees please contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Membership Fees must be paid via our online system using a credit or/ debit card or alternatively by direct debit.
Annual Membership Fees must be paid in one of the following ways:
By making a one off annual payment;
By making two biannual payments (a payment every six months (this option may be subject to a surcharge)); or
By monthly direct debit or payments (this option is only available for Members under the age of 30);
All payment details will be kept confidential and the payment will only be taken should the Proposal for Membership be successful.
Please note that no Proposal for Membership will be considered by the Committee until valid payment details are provided.
Candidates for Membership shall only become Members once full payment of Fees have been made to the Proprietor.
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.
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.
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.
The AllBright: £500 deposit pre Mayfair opening: This is a £500 deposit that will comprise part of your membership fee. The £500 will only be taken from your account if you are approved by our membership committee. Prior to The AllBright Mayfair opening, you will be sent details explaining how to pay the remaining £950 for the 1 year option and £2,800 for the 3 years option as part of your membership, which will need to be paid by MondayMay 6 2019. Should there be any issues please contact a member from the membership team on email@example.com. The deposit is non-refundable. Not applicable for U30 membership.
9. Cancelling a Membership Application
A Candidate for Membership may withdraw her application at any time prior to it being accepted.
Following confirmation of a Candidate’s acceptance as a Member and payment of the Fees, Members will have 14 calendar days during which they may withdraw their application without incurring any cost (the “Cooling-Off Period”). During the Cooling-Off Period and following written confirmation of withdrawal for Membership, the Member will be entitled to the return of their Fees.
Where a Member wishes to cancel their Membership following expiry of the Cooling-Off Period the Fees will not be refundable.
To cancel or withdraw any Membership, a Member must write to the Membership Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership will cease upon the second calendar day from the written confirmation as mentioned above.
10. The Membership
Members can elect to sign up for either (i) a twelve month Membership; or (ii) a three year Membership.
Membership is non-transferable.
A successful Candidate shall be notified of her election and shall become a Member of the Club and shall thereafter be entitled to all the benefits and privileges of such Membership.
All Members agree to be bound by, and to observe at all times, these Rules.
Membership benefits, including use of equipment and facilities (for example beauty treatments and fitness classes) within the Premises and those provided by fellow Members or Club partners, are accessible for all fully paid up and active Members and can be amended and/or withdrawn at any time without notice.
Use of any of the gym or fitness equipment, areas or facilities (including beauty treatments) available at the Club is entirely at the Member’s own risk. Induction sessions explaining how to safely and properly use the gym or fitness equipment will be made available to a Member on joining the Club. A Member must not use any equipment or undertake any activity at the Club unless she is satisfied that she is competent to do so in a safe and proper manner.
11. Annual Membership Fee
The Annual Membership Fee shall be fixed by the Proprietor.
The Proprietor may, at its discretion, waive or reduce the subscription of any Member.
The Annual Membership Fee is due immediately upon renewal.
Candidates can enquire about the Annual Membership Cost or any other Membership question by contacting email@example.com.
12. Under - 30 Membership
Members whose applications are accepted on or before their 30th birthday will enjoy the benefits of a discount on the Annual Membership Fee until their 30th birthday, alongside other reductions and events. If your application is not accepted on or before your 30th birthday, the full Annual Membership Fee will apply to your Membership.
13. Membership Cards
Members will be issued with a Membership card (which shall remain the property of the Club) upon becoming a Member of the Club.
All membership cards must be handed to the reception to gain entry.
Any member who allows her card to be used by a non-member will be expelled from the Club.
A £10 administration charge will apply for the replacement of a Membership card and Members must notify the Membership Committee as soon as possible when a membership card is lost or stolen.
14. Termination of Membership
Membership is terminated if Fees or any other debts owed to the Proprietor incurred by a Member are not paid within 30 days. Any monies (including Fees) owed are payable immediately.
The name of a Member whose Membership is terminated will be removed from the list of registered Members and she will immediately cease to be a Member of the Club on that 30th
The Membership Committee reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to terminate the Membership of any Member for any reason and at any time without notice. Behaviour as described under paragraph 19 will guarantee suspension or termination of a Membership.
The Membership Committee reserves the right to deny a renewal of Membership.
Subject to these Rules, the decision of the Membership Committee is final and without appeal, and no reason will be given for refusal of a Membership renewal at any stage.
The Membership Committee may, at its sole discretion, permit a Membership to be suspended (i.e. put ‘on hold’) if a Member suffers a medical condition which is likely to preclude her from using the Club for a continuous period of at least 3 months, or if there is another reasonable cause to justify putting a Membership on hold.
A Member may be required to provide evidence supporting her request for suspension in order to assess whether to suspend the Membership, and in the case of suspension for a medical condition a Member may be required to provide evidence of a medical condition, such as a doctor’s certificate.
Any agreed period of suspension will run for complete calendar months, and (save in the event of suspension due to a medical condition) may not exceed a period of 3 months in any 12 period.
Any period of suspension must be notified to and agreed by the Membership Committee in writing in advance of commencement, and a monthly administration fee may be charged for the duration of the suspension period.
Following recommencement of a Membership that has been suspended, the membership year will be extended by an amount of time that is the same as the duration of the suspension.
16. Membership Renewal
Membership renewals are automatic, however the Membership Committee reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to terminate the Membership of any Member.
The Membership Committee may deny renewals in accordance with paragraph 14 of these Rules.
Members will be notified in one month in advance of their impending renewal, and the Cooling-Off Period applies upon annual renewal from the date of the renewal anniversary.
Subject to the provisions of these Rules and the Club’s capacity at the relevant time, Members may invite up to 3 guests at any one time. Members may request additional guests (in addition to the permitted 3 guests) and their entry will be at the discretion of the Club.
Guests can be of any age and any sex or gender, but the admittance of any person under the age of 18 is at the discretion of the Premises manager.
Members may bring no more than 10 different guests per calendar month.
The guest of a Member must be signed in through a Member’s online profile and provide a valid form of identification if requested.
The Club’s management reserves the right to admit non-Members as guests up to the capacity as shown on the premises licence.
A Member’s guest may not enter, be separated from nor remain at any Premises without that Member present.
The following may not be admitted as guests to the Club:
former Members who have been expelled;
persons who, having applied for Membership, have been rejected;or
Members who are under suspension.
All guests must abide by these Rules. Members are responsible for ensuring that their guests follow all of these Rules, and may face suspension or termination of their Membership if their guests violate the Rules.
18. Conduct of Members
The Membership Committee, or any person(s) designated by the Membership Committee, shall have the right to refuse any Member or guest admission to the Club.
All Members and guests are required to maintain an acceptable standard of dress and behaviour, conducive and appropriate to the Objectives and quality of the Club.
All bills must be settled in full before leaving the Club. There are no credit facilities. Members are responsible for their guests’ bills if they are not paid.
The Membership Committee may require any Member infringing these Rules to leave the Club premises immediately and her Membership may be withdrawn as detailed in Rule 19
If the Club withdraws a Member’s Membership for any of the reasons set out in these Rules, the Club will retain Fees already paid.
19. Expulsion of Members
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 her unfit to associate with Members; or 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 who wilfully removes, destroys or damages any item, article or property belonging to the Club, another Member, or a guest, whilst at the Club.
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;
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
breach our illegal drugs. Substances or items policy at paragraph 21; or
any action, within or outside the Club, likely to cause a disturbance to residents in neighbouring properties.
Before a Member is suspended or her Membership terminated, the alleged offender’s conduct shall be inquired into and the person involved shall be given the opportunity to defend herself and to justify or explain her behaviour. 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.
20. Sale and Supply of Alcohol
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.
21. 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 staff for illegal drugs or other substances while on the 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 Premises 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 the 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 Premises, the Membership in question will be terminated and depending on the circumstances we may have to call the police or relevant authorities.
22. Hours of Opening
The Club’s opening hours will be listed on the Club’s website. These hours may be lengthened or shortened at the discretion of the Club Management and Membership Committee from time to time.
23. Private Hire & Maintenance
From time to time the Club and/or Premises may be closed to Members for private events. Members must honour and respect the privacy of all private events occurring in the Club and/or Premises and refrain from communicating any information about the event to third parties.
The Proprietor reserves the right to close or withdraw any area of the Club and/or Premises for any period to carry out necessary maintenance, repair or redecoration work.
The Proprietor also reserves the right to withdraw facilities or services if it believes that they may pose a risk to the health or safety of Members, guests or staff, or that they are detrimental to the business. Insofar as is practicable, the Proprietor will endeavour to ensure that any area, facility or service that is closed or withdrawn is reinstated as soon as practicable and that any disruption is kept to a minimum.
24. Mobile Phones
Use of mobile phone, including making and receiving calls, use of cameras and social media and use of any other function is permitted on the Premises, subject to 2 below.
The Club encourages a relaxed, quiet and respectful culture and mobile phone use should be restricted to use with this in mind.
Where mobile phone use is not in line with 2 above, the Premises manager has the right to request that such mobile phone use is stopped, and continual use in breach of 24.2 above may lead to suspension or expulsion.
We encourage the use of social media on the Premises and at Club events. To ensure that our message and values are protected and upheld, we request that those who make reference, link to, tag, or upload content onto the Club’s social media platforms do so in a way that are in line with our values. As such, all Members must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy.
25. Cameras/ Recording Devices/ CCTV
The Club employs the use of CCTV cameras and operates them in accordance with all relevant legislation. No images will be provided for commercial, entertainment or any other purposes.
26. Press & Social Media
The Club has 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 Club 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 at the Club.
Breach of these Rules may result in suspension and/or termination of Membership.
27. AllBright Trade Mark Rights
All Members and their guests shall not use the names, logos, colours, trade marks, service marks, photographs, trade dress, or other identifying features of the Club, or those belonging to or licensed by the Proprietor (the “AllBright Marks”) without obtaining the specific prior written approval of the Proprietor as to the specific use.
Members and their guests expressly recognise that the AllBright Marks are the valid, unique and exclusive property of the Club, its parent, affiliates and/or subsidiaries.
Members and their guests may not produce or create, or authorise others to produce or create, the AllBright 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 utilise the AllBright Marks without the Proprietor’s prior written consent.
28. Leaving the Premises
All Members and their guests are asked to respect our nearby residents by being quiet when leaving the Premises or while in the surrounding area.
No animals will be allowed onto the Premises except for legal recognised and certified assistance dogs.
30. Food & Beverages
Please refrain from bringing any food or beverages from outside into the Premises, except where medically necessary.
31. General Rules
The Club and/or Proprietor and/or Membership Committee and/or any employee or agent of the Club will not be held liable for any act or omission made by the Proprietor, the Club, any Member and/or guest and will be held harmless from any direct or indirect loss or damage arising to any Member and/or guest whatsoever, whether in contract or tort, under common law or statute, rule or any legal instrument, and whether for any act or omission occurring prior to, during or following the cessation of Membership.
Nothing in these Rules shall be deemed to exclude the Club’s or Proprietor’s liability for death and/or personal injury arising out of any negligent or unlawful act by the Club or Proprietor.
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.
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 website (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.
32. Alteration of Rules
These Rules may be revoked, supplemented or altered by the Membership Committee or its representatives or employees with authority to do so at any time at its sole discretion. 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.
The Club may be dissolved by the Proprietor at any time at its sole discretion.
Under these circumstances no return of the Fees shall be due to any Members whatsoever, and all debts owed to the Club and/or Proprietor become due immediately.
34. Disputes & Interpretation
Any dispute or difference which may arise in respect of these Rules 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.
These Rules shall be governed and construed in accordance with English law and Members and guests agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
35. Event Cancellation Policy
Paid-for events will not be refunded if cancelled with less than 24 hours notice of the scheduled start time of the event. Any requests submitted after this time will not be refunded.