Terms & Conditions

INTRODUCTION

Please read these terms of sale carefully

You will be asked to expressly agree to these terms of sale before you place your order and to renew your agreement by signing your on-site registration & disclaimer form ahead of taking part in any events run by Angling Spirit.

These terms govern the sale of services by us to you, and we are under a legal duty to supply the service that is in conformity with these terms.

Interpretation

In these terms of sales, “we” means Angling Spirit Ltd on behalf of according event for World Carp Classic (WCC) – World Carp Classic Junior (WCJ) – World Carp Classic Pro (WCP) – World Catfish Classic (WCF) – World Predator Classic (WPC) – World Predator Classic Kayak (WPK) – World Street Fishing (WSF) – World Sea Classic (WSC) / Sea Angling Classic (SAC)- Friends Of (FO) (and “us” and “our” will be construed accordingly); and “you” means our customer or potential customer be it a participant, sponsor, agent (and “your” will be construed accordingly).

The Angling Spirit event family

Angling Spirit Ltd is the owner and operator of the World Carp Classic (WCC), the World Catfish Classic (WCF), the World Predator Classic (WPC), the World Street Fishing (WSF), the World Sea Classic (WSC), The Sea Angling Classic (SAC) including their spin-offs and the cleaning operations at each venue better known as “Friends Of” (the Ebro/ Bolsena/ Haringvliet/ Madine/Metz/Solent). All activities undertaken by Angling Spirit Ltd share the same terms and conditions. Therefore all our terms and conditions links from the different sites we operate revert to this page.

THE CONTRACT

These Terms & Conditions are issued by Angling Spirit Ltd and form part of the contract as well as govern the terms on which Angling Spirit provides their services. A contract between Angling Spirit and participants/sponsors/agents will only be formed when Angling Spirit confirms the entry/ validate the sponsorship/contract agreement upon receipt of duly filled registration form/ exchange of contract and full payment is received.

The condition of entry/ sponsorship implies acceptance of the terms & conditions as well as the rules for all involved. It is the responsibility of the person registering into the event to ensure all members of his/her party are aware of these terms and conditions.

We will not file a copy of these terms of sale with your order. We may update the version of these terms of sale on the website from time to time, and we do not guarantee that the version you have agreed to will remain accessible. We, therefore, recommend that you download, print and retain a copy of these terms of sale for your records.

The only language in which we provide these terms of sale is English.

This contract is governed by English Law. Any disputes are to be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

Your warranties

You warrant to us that you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts, and you have full authority, power and capacity to agree to these terms of sales.

PARTICIPATION AGE & CAPTAINSHIP

Competitors age

Age of participation may vary per event and clear details are provided on the relevant event pages and information attaining each event.

In any case, the following applies:

  • Age cut off date is based on the first day of event registration.
  • Angling Spirit classes anyone of 16 and above on the first day of registration as an adult and therefore can participate without any guardianship.

Captainship

Angling Spirit refers to the Captain as the lead person of any competition entry.

The role carries some added responsibilities as a Captain is the unique point of contact for any administrative communication. He becomes therefore responsible for communicating all information to other members of his entry as well as ensuring all members provide organisers with all necessary documents on time including completion of the online registration form and insurance documents.

In no circumstances can an under 18 at the time of their registration into the event be allowed to be recognised as the Captain of an entry. 

In events with the use of boats, the Captain is also the person who is responsible for the boat itself and its use during the competition. On rare occasions and with organisers’ approval captainship may be altered. 

In no circumstances can an under 18 at the time of the first day of registration be allowed on a boat by himself. 

PRICES

Prices are quoted on our on-line registration booking system/invoice and will exclude all value-added taxes (where applicable) at the time you submit your order are the correct ones. It is always possible that other prices mentioned in various places on the main website may be incorrect.

The full basic entry price includes a non-refundable deposit which if not mentioned at the time of purchase on the on-line registration booking system is 1/3 of the full basic entry fee.

Subject to the following paragraph, payment in full must be made upon the submission of your order. We may withhold and/or cancel your entry/contract between us if the purchase price is not paid in full in cleared funds.

Prices for products are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect contracts that have come into force. If you dispute any payment made to us you must contact us immediately and provide full details of your claim.

PAYMENTS

Clear funds

All payments have to reach Angling Spirit Ltd account in full cleared funds (bank/ credit card/ debit card/ Paypal service charges to be paid entirely by competitors) for the whole pound sterling amount as per amount set out on the price list, regardless of the currency used in the country of origin (information given in Euro or any other currencies are purely for convenience).

Charges

Participants will be informed in writing of any payment supplier’s charges being passed on to the balance of their booking. Print screen proof of charges being incurred can be supplied upon request.

Monies

Participants will be reminded from time to time of the status of their balance. A final reminder to all participants will be sent prior to the start of on-site registration.

All monies are to be paid in full at the latest during on-site registration. Note as mentioned below charges to be applied for cash payment over the sum of £75.
If not settled in full, Angling Spirit reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled, in which case cancellation charges of up to 100% may apply.

Cash payment on-site

Any cash payment over the sum of £75 will incur a 5% surcharge to cover bank cash payment charges and handling.

Multi Pay

On special occasions, we may offer you the chance to spread payments over the course of equal monthly interest-free payments (“Multi-Pay”). For applicable Multi-Pay, the first payment is the non-refundable deposit.
You are responsible for paying all instalments in due course. Any Multi-Pay payment deadlines not met will result in your losing the right to pay by Multi-Pay instalments and all outstanding sums will become due immediately. If then the full balance payment is not completed within 7-days of a final reminder sent, the order will be cancelled and a refund will apply according to the cancellation table fee.

“COOLING OFF” period

Under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, you have a legal right to cancel a contract to purchase a product from us at any time within the period commencing when the order is received by us or contract/invoice has been sent and ending 14 days thereafter.

In order to cancel a contract in this way, you must give us written notice of the cancellation before the expiration of the cooling-off period. The easiest way to do this is to send the written notice via email to our customer services team at  admin@anglingspirit.com. We will email you to confirm that we have received your cancellation.

If you cancel a contract on this basis, you will be refunded for the full amount we received in clear funds minus any financial third party fees to process your refund.

APPROVAL & CONFIRMATION of entry, extras

The contract will only exist between Angling Spirit and its customer upon receipt of at least the non-refundable entry fee deposit. Participants will then be allocated a reference number on the official web list and a mention clearly indicating their entry status as follow:

Pending: the place is provisionally allocated under the understanding that a payment is pending. The place is kept at Angling Spirit’s sole discretion and can without any further communication be re-allocated.

In progress: implies proof of payment has been emailed and payment is expected to clear in the following 48-hours window. Passing that delay Angling Spirit have the right to re-allocate the place at their sole discretion without having to contact the initial client.

Approved: shows the entry has been secured against the payment of at least the non-refundable entry deposit. Participants agree to pay the balance as per the set-out schedule. If the schedule overruns for a period greater than  28 -days Angling Spirit have the right to cancel the entry and will proceed with a refund according to the cancellation fee table.

Confirmed: status is given only once the full basic entry fee payment has been received.

Entry:  refers to participants entry fee (WCC: pair-WCJ: pair+captain -ECC: pair) (WPC: boat) (WPK: individual) (WSF: individual) (WSC/ASC: boat/individual depending on category) – can also be referred to the basic entry fee

Extras: 3rd angler, helper, team entry, sponsor link package are not part of the basic entry fee.

Validation of Extras

Extras can only be added to an entry and will be displayed on the official web list upon full payment of the item(s).

Participants can book any extras to be added to their entry as per the registration advertised schedule.

Binding extras

Any extras listed on the Official List published on Angling Spirit events  21-days ahead of the start of on-site registration is binding.

Any cancellation made after will not be accepted and extra(s) are expected to be paid in full during on-site registration to confirm entry.

CANCELLATION

Cancellation of your entry

Should you or any member of your party cancel your booking, or part of it, we must be notified in writing by the person who signed the Booking Form or made the registration on-line. Cancellation will take effect from the date the written confirmation is received by us. The easiest way to do this is to send the written notice via email to our customer services team at  admin@anglingspirit.com. We will email you to confirm that we have received your cancellation.

Cancellation fee table

Depending on the notification period, a cancellation fee on your basic entry fee and extras will be applied as per the below table. This excludes any insurance premiums.

DATE                                           % entry fee
More than 181 days – deposit on the basic entry fee which if not stated is 1/3 of the basic entry fee.

180 – 121 days – 50% of monies received including extras and no less than the deposit

120 – 91 days – 75% of monies received including extras and no less than the deposit

90-the start of the event – 100% of monies received including extras and no less than the deposit

REFUNDS

If you cancel a contract and are entitled to a refund, we will refund any money according to the following:

  • The refund amount will be based upon the amount received in clear funds into Angling Spirit Ltd account
  • Application of cancellation fee table to apply for any refunds done after cooling off period
  • The refund form is duly completed and information accepted by third party facility we use to process international payments.

We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any event, within 28-days.

Refunds on extras booked without securing a basic entry fee first will incur a fee to cover admin and financial party costs as stated in relevant event registration rules published on the official booking system.

If your entry has been postponed (see the cancellation of event clause) you are not automatically eligible for a refund as your place is secured against the re-staged event.

In exceptional circumstances, if we have agreed to issue a refund this will be done with the automatic loss of deposit and in accordance with the cancellation fee table.
Providing spaces are still available in the re-staged event only, the refunded participant may re-secure his entry by paying the full balance minus deposit.

In the event we have agreed to issue a refund on the basis we were able to re-sale the entry this will be done minus a fee to cover admin and all third party financial fees – and no less than £50.

Registration admin fees

If registration rules are not followed and payment in made for an extra as a means to try to force their entry into the event, Angling Spirit reserves the right to proceed to a refund minus to a maximum of £30 to cover all admin costs and bank fees linked to processing to the refund.

Outstanding balance on an account

Entry to the event can only be granted if participants agree to pay any outstanding monies from previous events at the time of their current registration including a £100 penalty per angler to cover incurred admin costs. In addition entry fee for the current year will also have to be paid in full.

Interest on Overdue Invoices

If a client fails to pay an entry fee/invoice in full within the time specified, Angling Spirit may add a service charge of 1.5% per month, or such lesser amount as is allowed by law, on any unpaid balance until payment is received

No-Show

No-show at event forfeits any payments made including a payment made using the Cash Redemption prize system.

Refunds and payments

In the event a refund is to be issued and or payment of a cash prize is to be made, the client will be asked to fill out the relevant form.
Only information contained on the form will be used to proceed with said refund/payment. By completing the form, the client bears the sole responsibility for the information provided which are to be used. In the event, the system does not recognise the information or has a query, the client will be asked to either confirm said details or fill in a new form with a different account.
By filling out the form, the client also confirms his understanding that the refund/payment is done in accordance with Angling Spirit T&C’s.

Client requests for the postponement of an entry

Such request will only be granted upon the following rules:

– Will only be granted if the full basic entry fee has been paid and the place granted Confirmed status into the event.

– Request made 120 days prior to the start of the event: this can be arranged. Any increase if any to the basic entry fee and extras will automatically be applied and added to the account of the postponed entry.

– Request made less than 120 days to the start of the event: Angling Spirit reserves the right to retain the non-refundable deposit in the event we are not able to re-allocate the entry. The amount will be then added to the account of the postponed entry.

– Postponed entries will not automatically be rescheduled into the following year if it falls into an anniversary invitational only year but therefore into the following year

CANCELLATION OF AN EVENT

In the unlikely event, the competition is cancelled for any reason including war or threat of war, civil strife, industrial dispute, natural disaster, terrorist activity, or prevailing weather conditions, this also applies to any unexpected closure of facilities being used by the organiser reserves the right to re-schedule it at no extra cost to the competitors in the next following 12 months at the same or suitable alternative location.

If Angling Spirit then fails to organize the event within that time frame, competitors will receive full refunds minus a 25% admin fee on the entry fee including event extras.

In any event Angling Spirit Ltd will never cover any refund to third parties (ie: hotels, car ferry, accommodation, travel…) as it is requested that all competitors have correct travel and personal insurances to which they should make a claim.

LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY

Nothing in the terms of sale will: (a) limit or exclude the liability of a party for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) limit or exclude the liability of a party for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by that party; (c) limit any liability of a party in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (d) exclude any liability of a party that may not be excluded under applicable law. Any legal rights which you have as a consumer, which cannot be excluded or limited, will not be affected by the terms of sale.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in the terms of sale are subject to the preceding paragraph. We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under the contract that arises out of any event or series of events beyond our reasonable control. We will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you of such event(s) and our obligations under a Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may cancel this contract in accordance with the cooling-off period if the events giving rise to such delays extend beyond sixty (60) consecutive days.

PARTICIPANTS RESPONSIBILITIES

Health & Vaccination

It is your responsibility to ensure that you and other members of your party obtain the right inoculations and medical advice before you travel. It is a condition of entry for all competitors/helpers to provide organisers with next of kin details. At their choosing, participants are invited to fill a confidential medical form.

Passports/visas & Travel insurance

All persons travelling to an Angling Spirit Ltd event must ensure they have a valid passport/visa if applicable. Angling Spirit Ltd also recommends that you have adequate holiday/travel insurance to cover matters such as the cost of cancellation of entry to the event as well as the cost of assistance, including repatriation, in the event of accident, illness or breakdown as Angling Spirit Ltd will not accept any liability.

Behaviour

If in the opinion of Angling Spirit Ltd, its agents or suppliers your behaviour is deemed disruptive or causing distress injury or danger to other clients, property, our staff or any third party. We may terminate your entry into the competition, Angling Spirit Ltd will not be responsible for any costs or claims that are incurred.

Personal Public Liability Insurance

Angling Spirit ltd provides within the entry fee of its events a minimal Public Liability insurance which covers only the participants in between themselves and only during the hours of the competition. Angling Spirit Public Liability does not cover anything relating to the boat nor anything occurring while operating it.
Therefore Angling Spirit requests as an obligation towards their entry in the competition that all members of a party including helpers have made necessary arrangements to have their own valid Public Liability insurance to cover them during the hours not covered by the organisers.

Public liability required by organisers needs to meet the following criteria “to ensure it covers its beneficiary for taking part in a fishing competition with use of boats in xxx (name of the country where the event is taking place)” and where cash prize money is handed out. We also strongly recommend adequate travel insurance for all.

World Carp Classic Boat public liability insurance: strongly recommended – needs to cover the boat and its used during the event.

World Predator Classic Boat public liability insurance: this is compulsory for all and proof of insurance to be shown during the registration process.

World Sea Classic / Sea Angling Classic boat public liability insurance: this is compulsory for all in the boat category and proof of insurance to be shown during the registration process

Keep personal details up-to-date

Any notices due to be served under these Terms & Conditions and or event information will be sent by us to the email address provided during the registration process. Competitors must provide Organisers with any changes. Organisers can’t be deemed responsible if event information fails to reach competitors when using information details provided

PROPERTIES

Return of items lent by Angling Spirit

To aid in running events, organisers may lend equipment to participants that need to be returned immediately at the end of the competition. It is the competitor’s responsibility to return and sign the items back. Failure to do so will automatically forfeit their right to any prizes. Any items lent become the competitors’ responsibility until they are returned. In case of loss or damage competitors are liable to pay for the missing/damage of items.

Properties price list 2022: GoPro £530 – power stick: £80 – GPS tracker: £180.

World Carp Classic events: this includes the state of the swim which must be left free of any damage/rubbish. Competitors will incur a local venue fine which must be paid before being awarded any prize and allowed to re-enter the event. See WCC rules for full details.

Theft and damage occurring to competitors’ possessions

Organisers and event host venues cannot be deemed responsible for any theft or damage occurring during the event.

Prizes

From the moment prizes are being officially awarded to their rightful winners they become their sole responsibility. Angling Spirit Ltd strongly advise them to take immediate action should they wish to ensure they are properly stored and/or insured.

HOW TO COMPLAIN

We try our hardest to ensure complaints are dealt with amicably. In the first instance, We invite you to contact us directly by phone, email or in-person on-site if you have any grievances or concerns. If you are unsatisfied with the outcome we then invite you to address them in writing at Angling Spirit ltd address of business available on the website to be reviewed further.

We cannot accept complaints made to us after 28-days from the prize-giving ceremony, especially where you have not brought this to our attention during the course of the competition and have not given us the opportunity to investigate matters and to resolve any issue or complaint.

USE OF BRANDING AT THE EVENT BY COMPETITORS

Use of flags/banners during the competition

Competitors are only allowed to use at any time of the competition (including registration, any flag parade (boat/land), during the competition itself and prize giving) any flags/banners advertising a sponsor/brand in association with the event as showing at the time of the competition on the official sponsor list and competitors list published on the website. 

For each event, a Sponsor Link package can be purchased and the brand will be thereon added to the official competitors’ list. 

The use of rogue branding will lead to penalties being enforced on the competitors. 

Subscription to a Sponsor Link package once the event has started

At event organisers discretion, a brand already sponsoring the competitors may wish to subscribe to a Sponsor Link package and have their name fully associated with the anglers. 

Any package taken after the end of the official registration will carry a late subscription fee.

Use of titles gained by anglers

A brand at any point in time will be allowed to have their name associated with the anglers and refer to their titles if their name is associated with them at the time of their win either by being a sponsor of the event or through the subscription of a Sponsor link package. 

A brand that is not associated with the anglers at the time of their win may acquire the right to use the anglers’ title in their marketing at Angling Spirit’s discretion after the subscription of a right to branding package. 

PERSONAL DATA POLICY

Provision of data

For the running of the competitions, Angling Spirit requires an email and phone/mobile of any party responsible commonly referred to as “Captain” in any of its events.  Angling Spirit can’t be liable if competition information is not provided on-time due to lack of valid personal data.
In the event the booking is made by a sponsor/event partner it is their sole responsibility to provide their competing representatives full details on time.

Data protection

Competitors including helpers: consent to any personal information provided to be used for administrative and marketing purposes relating to Angling Spirit Ltd with no limitation in time until a written request to be deleted is made.

Email communication: any data collected via email/website forms received may be added to our generic newsletter database. Contacts may op-out by issuing an email request and or fill the on-line opt-out form available at this address https://www.anglingspirit.com/opt-out/

Use of data by third-party

We will not share your details with selected third parties for marketing purposes unless you have specifically opt-in for the service.

PRIZES

Claim of prizes

Competitors will be provided at the prize giving (to a maximum of 14 days thereafter) with a Claim of Cash Prize procedure, in order to redeem their cash prize. Competitors must provide within 28 days from receipt of the form all details as set out on the online Cash Prize Redemption Form. After this time cash prizes will automatically be allocated in full towards a re-entry in the following year’s event. Entry fee payment rules apply.

On forms, cash prize winners have the option to use in full or in part their cash prize towards their re-entry in the following year’s competition of their choice managed by Angling Spirit Ltd. When doing so cash redemption prize is treated as a down payment and entry fee payment rules apply.

Payment of cash prizes

Payments will be made only against details collected via the online Cash Prize Redemption Form. Participants may choose a third party usually a translator to represent them, in this case, their name should be the contact on the electronic form.

Payments will be made within 28 days of receipt of Cash Prize Redemption Form duly answered and returned to us.

Payments will be made minus any monies left on the account if any. Angling Spirit Ltd will deduct any charges incurred plus a £50 admin fee when re-issuing a payment following the return of the initial payment due to the incomplete or non-valid provision of information.

Demotion of awarded titles & prizes

In a situation where a prize has been awarded but it is later proven beyond doubt that any form of cheating was involved, the competitors involved will be immediately stripped of any titles that they were awarded. Also, any trophies, products and/or cash prizes (in FULL) are to be returned to the organisers forthwith where they will then be donated to a charity.

Prize Table
From time to time it may be necessary to amend and adjust the items published as prizes due to the following reasons:
* Availability or alterations by sponsors – no change to the prize table value
* Sponsors withdrawal – prize table minus sponsor’s products
In all cases, the final prize table will be on a pro-rata basis in accordance with the number of entries.

MISCELLANEOUS

Website

Information published on the website are the official ones and therefore supersedes  any information to be found in other communication media including Official Magazine and on-site documents. We will endeavour to make any changes of importance known using in first instance Social Media/website posts and when necessary via direct emails.

Notices

Any notices due to be served under these Terms & Conditions will be sent by us to the email address provided during the registration process and or on-site registration & disclaimer form.

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