AOAC Terms & Conditions

Avon Outdoor Activities Club ("AOAC") is a Members Club. When joining the Club Members agree to accept and abide by the following Terms and Conditions: Activities are operated on a non-professional basis. Activity Leaders may or may not hold National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications. When an NGB qualification is not held the Activity Leader will have undergone a Club approval process to confirm that they have the relevant skills and experience and will operate in the spirit of the NGB guidelines (where applicable). Participants in Club activities shall accept full responsibility for their own actions and shall not hold the Activity Leader or any other Member accountable for any errors or omissions that may result in loss or injury. The Club functions as a direct result of Member’s giving of their time and effort for the benefit of themselves and others. Members are strongly encouraged to contribute to the running of the Club by taking on responsibilities associated with the core sports that they engage in. Such responsibilities may include organising or leading events, equipment management, administration or more formal roles such as taking up a Committee post. AOAC provides third party insurance cover for events and activities that are approved by the Committee, and led by Approved Activity Leaders or contracted coaches or leaders, only. AOAC does not provide personal accident insurance for Members. Members are advised to ensure that they have adequate personal accident insurance before taking part in any of the Club activities. Members shall inform Event Organisers and Activity Leaders of any disabilities, health or vulnerability issues before booking onto an event or at the earliest opportunity for issues that arise after booking on an event. Members shall gauge their own ability to take part in any activity in the first instance. If the Activity Leader subsequently deems that a Member is unfit to take part in an activity for any reason the Member shall withdraw from that activity when asked to do so. Members agree that the information supplied to AOAC may be stored in computer or paper format and may be distributed amongst other Members for the sole purpose of running AOAC and organising associated events. Members agree to that AOAC may send or supply documents and information to them in electronic form to the email address provided when joining. Members agree to abide by the AOAC Club Rules and Policies in all respects. The following terms and conditions apply to this website and also to associated websites and web pages such as, and the Club’s official Facebook page. AOAC does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statement or claims made on its websites, and is not responsible for any user content on its websites. By accessing the AOAC websites Members undertake to abide by the wording and spirit of the AOAC Code of Conduct AOAC websites may not represent the opinions of AOAC or its Members. AOAC reserves the right to immediately remove any comments, photos, videos, links or any other material which the administrators consider inappropriate or offensive. By accessing the AOAC web sites Members undertake not to: Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any material or information that (at The Committee’s discretion) is considered defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, misleading or unlawful. Defame, abuse, threaten, harass or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others. Upload or attach any files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity), unless they own or control the rights thereto or all necessary consents have been obtained. Upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer. Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded. Misrepresent the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded. AOAC may use cookies and similar tools on its websites to improve their performance and enhance the user experience. Members accessing any AOAC website should accept all cookies from those websites to ensure optimal performance of the website.

[Issue 3, 24/04/2017]

Membership is available to UK residents only: Unfortunately from October 2023 we can only accept members who are "ordinarily resident in the UK", this constraint is imposed by our insurer. Please do not join unless you are ordinarily resident in the UK, and if your residence changes during your membership please contact us to arrange a refund of the unused portion of your membership.