Terms and conditions of membership
All members (parent/guardians for juniors) must be in acceptance of the following terms and conditions before membership can be accepted.
Holding of information/personal details
The information supplied by students (or their parents/guardians) along with a record of students class attendance will be held digitally on an online database to which authorised staff members have access. Alton Martial Arts Academy is registered with the ICO and as such permitted to hold such information. Alton Martial Arts Academy does not share information with third parties, unless it is in conjunction with registering it's students for external events such as competition or seminar entries etc.
Alton Martial Arts Academy will assume a joint parental responsibilty is in place for junior students, unless a communication is supplied to our safeguarding officer, in writing to the contrary by either parent.
Photographic images and video footage.
Alton Martial Arts Academy rely heavily on social media for generating membership. We often celebrate our success at competitions and other events with photos/videos of our students, posted online and in other forms of media . Sometimes group shots and sometimes individual ones. Any student or parent/guardian is at liberty to inform Alton Martial Academy's safe guarding officer in writing that they do not wish to have any images of themselves or their child used.
All classes have at least one first aid trained person to hand who will administer first aid if ever required. If first aid is required during a class it will be recorded in the class accident book and in the case of juniors the parent/guardian collecting the child will be informed. Both students or parents/guardian are at liberty to opt out (in advance) of agreeing to first aid. This should be done in writing and addressed to the safe guarding officer.
It is the responsibility of all students, parents or guardians to keep Alton Martial Arts Academy up to date with contact details, especially for the purpose of emergencies.
All students (or parents, whoever is listed as the contact on the enrolment form) will add the following email addresses to the address book to avoid communications going into spam/junk folders.
email@example.com (you cannot send emails to this address, please use the one above)
In the event of us losing the use of our venue, for whatever reason, will will continue to provide a service of tuition online, vie live and pre-recorded classes, although times/days of live classes may differ from the "regular" timetable.
Alton Martial Arts Academy Ltd (AMAA), and its instructors take all reasonable steps to minimise the likelihood of an accident, the risk of physical injury cannot be eliminated. The acceptance of an individual’s application for membership, including participation in lessons, tournaments, gradings or demonstrations does not constitute, and should not be considered as constituting, any form of confirmation or assurance by AMAA or any of its instructors to the affect that the said individual has the necessary skill or physical ability to participate in lessons, tournaments, gradings or demonstrations, it being the individual’s sole responsibility to judge such matters for themselves. AMAA and their instructors accept no liability for injuries sustained during the course of practising and learning martial arts, save for injuries attributed to negligence of AMAA or its instructors. Insurance in respect of such risks is included in the annual membership fee.
Members/students must wear clothing and equipment that is approved by AMAA and its instructors. We reserve the right to cancel, at any time, any student’s membership for any behaviour that we deem inappropriate. Anything that may bring the art/sport of Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing, AMAA its members/students or instructors into disrepute, whether in the dojang (training hall) or elsewhere, will result in immediate cancellation of membership.
Any monies paid in advance are not refundable. A copy of our member-to-member insurance cover and our (GDPR) policy is available at the academy should any members/students (parents/guardians of members/students under 18) wish to see a copy.
Martial Arts are a way of life. Anyone wishing to become a member of AMAA understands that it is their duty, not just to attend each week, but to always give 100% effort when doing so and that in order to be successful and benefit from Martial Arts additional practice is required outside of class.
All students and parents are familiar with and abide by the rules of the "Dojang" (training area).