By becoming a member of Sing out Strong, you acknowledge that you have read, and agree to, the following Terms and Conditions and you enter into an Agreement between you and Sing out Strong LTD (Registered in England and Wales Company No. 13530638).
This Agreement commences as soon as you have clicked the CONFIRM button at the bottom of the Join SOS form here. You may not transfer this Agreement to anyone else.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
All Sing out Strong LTD choirs aim to create a safe and positive environment for their singers. Therefore, you must meet the appropriate standards of behaviour to enable such. Any negative behaviour will result in the immediate termination of your place in the choir, with no refunds being made. This includes all rehearsals, performances, publicity events and any instances when you are wearing clothing that identifies you as being a member of Sing out Strong LTD.
Your property is your own responsibility at all times; Sing out Strong LTD accepts no liability for any lost/damaged goods, for damage to cars parked at rehearsals and concerts or to any damage to your person caused by activities at Sing out Strong LTD.
You are responsible for your own personal wellbeing, including drinking water, COVID safety and toilet breaks. It is your responsibility to organise transport to and from rehearsals, performances and events and to ensure that you are fit and well to take part in any of our activities.
It is your responsibility to keep us up to date with your emergency contact details via our Members’ Portal and to let your conductor know if you will not be attending any rehearsals.
Occasionally, we may take photographs and/or videos for publicity purposes. You must agree to your image and voice being used as such.
REHEARSALS AND MUSIC
All music remains the property of Sing out Strong LTD and you must return any scores if you leave your choir, so that they may be reused. Original music remains the copyright of Emma Rowland, Founder and Owner of Sing out Strong LTD.
All members should respect the leadership of the Conductor; the decision of the Conductor is final. All members should respect the position of Sing out Strong LTD support staff; any abuse, either verbal or written, will result in immediate termination of your membership with no refunds given.
The ethos, artistic style, wellbeing techniques and musical ideas created by Sing out Strong LTD remain the property of Sing out Strong LTD and may not be copied, borrowed, replicated or adapted in any other use or circumstances.
You should be punctual to all rehearsals, concerts and events.
While you are a member of Sing out Strong LTD you will be granted access to our Members’ Portal. This is where you can receive news and communications from your choir and access sheet music and a number of learning tracks for your songs. You must not pass this material on to anyone else. When your membership is terminated, or if you do not pay your fees, then you will lose your access to the Portal.
PAYMENT OF CHOIR FEES - Blackpool, Southport, Preston, Newton Aycliffe and Spennymoor
These choirs have their own fee structures which will be explained to you by their individual Leaders.
PAYMENT OF CHOIR FEES - all other choirs
The cost of choir fees is set by geographic area in the UK. We reserve the right to alter fees at any time and will give you a month’s notice before doing so. Fees are inclusive of VAT and must be paid within seven days of invoice. It is your responsibility to ensure that you pay your fees on time; failure to do so may result in your membership being terminated. It is also your responsibility to ensure that funds are available to pay.
Payment for choir membership is invoiced every 61 days (or as near as possible) and is to be paid by bank transfer, PayPal or credit card. To calculate your fees, we take your weekly rate and multiply it by 40 (for 40 rehearsals per year) and then charge you 1/6 of this every Billing Date. Over the course of the year, this balances out correctly. You must let us know if you have difficulty paying your fees or if you require specific financial assistance such as our Pay As You Sing (PAYS) scheme.
Billing Dates are:
September 1st (for autumn term 1)
November 1st (for autumn term 2)
January 1st (for winter term 1)
March 3rd (for winter term 2)
May 3rd (for summer term 1)
July 3rd (for summer term 2)
Invoicing dates will be as close to these days as possible each academic year.
NB: When you first join your choir, you get one FREE taster session and then will be charged pro rata for those sessions remaining from your start date to the next Billing Date. That means that your first payment may be for a different amount to your regular bi-monthly payments.
There are no carry overs or refunds if you do not attend rehearsals. If Sing out Strong LTD cancels a rehearsal due to unforeseen circumstances, then either a replacement Conductor will be found, the session will be moved to Zoom or the session will be rescheduled. If you wish to leave Sing out Strong LTD then you must let us know in writing, a minimum of 14 days before the next Billing Date, so that we can remove you from our system. You are responsible for notifying us that you wish to leave via email to email@example.com - if you simply don't show up then we will continue to charge you. Sing out Strong LTD reserves the right to take action against you for any outstanding fees and will also seek to recover any costs incurred in doing so.
DATA PROTECTION ACT
We use some third-party applications to run our membership database at Sing out Strong LTD however, your personal information, including contact details, will never be passed to a third party for misuse.
By joining Sing out Strong LTD, you agree to be contacted by us for publicity, updates and opportunities relating to the company, via email and/or telephone.
Sing out Strong LTD reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and your membership at any time, and without warning, if it is in the best interests of the organisation and its members, or if you fail to pay your fees or breach the code of conduct. Sing out Strong LTD does not have to explain the reasons behind such a decision.
This Agreement is governed by the law of England and Wales and you should save a copy of it for future reference. Sing out Strong LTD reserves the right to amend this Agreement at any time.