Terms & Conditions
Camp Terms and Conditions
1.1 In the Conditions outlined below, the term "General Conditions" is understood to mean:
1.2 "Participant/Player": the individual who participates in the activities, or makes use of the services, of the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy in accordance with the Agreement between the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy and the Customer.
1.3 "Application Form": that part of the brochure, and/or the internet site "www.gwhockey.com", that is completed and returned by the Customer to the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy.
1.4 "Customer": The individual who enters into an Agreement with the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy.
1.5 "Agreement": an Agreement between the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy and a Customer which relates to one, or more, service(s) provided by the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy for the benefit of a Participant, or group of Participants.
1.6 "Sum": The total amount payable for the services provided by the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy in accordance with the Agreement.
1.7 Geoff Walker Hockey Academy known under trade name: ''Geoff Walker Hockey Academy" based in Dublin.
2. Application of Conditions
2.1 These general Conditions apply to all services offered, and orders confirmed, by the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy and to any Agreements connected to, derived or arising from them.
2.2 The Geoff Walker Hockey Academy refuses to accept as applicable any general, or specific, Conditions or stipulations made by the Customer.
2.3 Changes or additions to the Agreement, or general Conditions, in whatever form, apply only if the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy has agreed to them in writing.
2.4 In the case of any contradiction between definitions within the general Conditions and the definitions within the Agreement, the latter prevails.
2.5 Should it arise that one of the definitions within the general Conditions is not applicable, unlawful, or in violation of civil order, only that definition will be considered as null and void whilst all and the other general Conditions will remain in full effect.
3. Reaching an Agreement
3.1 All offers made by the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy are free from obligation and limited by the available capacity, unless explicitly agreed otherwise.
3.2 The Agreement is reached after the Customer has returned the registration form to the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy.
3.3 With regards to subscriptions made over the internet, a seven day cooling-off period applies. Within this period, persons can cancel their subscription without reason and without having to forfeit a cancellation fee. However, notification must be in writing.
4.1 All payments should be made online using either a credit card or laser card.
4.2 Any payments not made through the online subscription process may be subject to higher charges due to increased administration costs.
4.3 Participants are not deemed as valid until full fee has been paid.
5. Instructions, Rules of Conduct
5.1 The Participant is obliged to comply with all reasonable instructions given by the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy for the purpose of successfully implementing the Agreement. Furthermore, the Participant has to respect the rules of conduct to be observed during their stay at the accommodation, as laid down by the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy, in accordance with the Agreement.
5.2 A Participant who causes, or could cause, inconvenience, or disturbance, to such an extent that successful implementation of the Agreement is made difficult, may be excluded by the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy. No refunds will be made and any additional costs involved will be at the parents'/guardians' expense.
5.3 I hereby allow that photographs taken by a Geoff Walker Hockey Academy staff member during the hockey camps (with recognizable images of individual participants) to be used only for promotional purposes by the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy, including the use of these photographs in Magazines, Brochures, Posters, and on our Website.
5.4 I hereby allow the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy to keep me informed about its activities by post, text message and/or e-mail.
6. Liability of the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy
6.1 All personal belongings remain the responsibility of the Participant at all times. The Geoff Walker Hockey Academy accepts no responsibility for damage to (valuable) items of personal belongings of the Participant deposited with the staff of the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy, as a result of theft, loss, or damage, unless deliberately caused or committed by the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy.
6.2 The Geoff Walker Hockey Academy accepts no responsibility for damage which results in a claim for compensation by a third party, who is involved with the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy for the implementation of the Agreement, on the third parties accident or liability insurance.
6.3 In accordance with all the Conditions stated in paragraphs 6.1 - 6.2 inclusive, the liability of the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy is limited to the amount which may be claimed through its liability insurance.
7. Liability of the Customer
7.1 The Customer is liable for all damage which is caused to the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy, and/or a third party, as a direct or indirect result of actions taken by the Customer/Participant which do not comply with the rules of conduct.
7.2 The Customer will indemnify the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy against claims by third parties which result from the Participant's misuse of facilities, and/or services, in accordance with the Agreement.
8. Circumstances beyond the control of the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy leading to alterations to, or annulment of, the Agreement by the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy
8.1 If the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy is not, or is only partially, able to fulfil its obligations in accordance with the Agreement, due to circumstances beyond control, the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy is authorized to offer an equivalent alternative (to its judgment) or annul the Agreement totally or partially. The Geoff Walker Hockey Academy may do this without the right to claims from Customers or judicial intervention
8.2 Circumstances beyond control as mentioned in paragraph 1 of this article will include, among others, insufficient subscription to a camp.
9. Cancellation by Customer
9.1 Cancellation must be made in writing; the date of the postmark will serve as the date of reference and be used as defined in paragraph 2 of this article.
9.2 In case of cancellation of the Agreement the following amounts will be charged per Participant:
- Up to 8 weeks before commencement - 15% of the total Sum;
- From the 56th day (inclusive) until the 28th day before commencement - 35% of the total Sum;
- From the 28th day (inclusive) until the 5th day before commencement 50% of the total Sum;
- From the 5th day (inclusive) until the day of commencement 75% of the total Sum;
- On the day of the camp, or later, the whole Sum will be charged.
- The Geoff Walker Hockey Academy is also happy to credit the full amount paid into the online account of the Customer (on www.gwhockey.com) to use for future camps or for the online shop.
10.1 Geoff Walker Hockey Academy is not responsible for the supervision or safety of the participants before the stated start time and after the stated finish time (both stated in the subscription process).
11. Lost property
11.1 Lost property will be kept by the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy for three days after the end of a camp. After this period expires, the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy is empowered to hand over these items to a charity.
12. Participant Insurance
12.1 It is compulsory for the Customer and/or Participant to have accident insurance, with sports cover included, for the duration of the camp.
12.2 Hockey is a competitive team sport and as a consequence injuries may occur. The type of playing surface may also contribute to injuries. The GW Hockey Academy therefore insists that players
- have the correct footwear and equipment
- don't wear peaked caps or jewelery during training
- wear shin pads and
- a gum shield unless there are specific reasons that your child should not wear a gum shield
13. Applicable law and disputes
13.1 Only Irish law is applicable to the Agreement and all Agreements derived from it.
13.2 All disputes that might occur between parties as a result of the Agreement, or the Agreements derived from it, will be dealt with by an authorized judge from the court of law in Dublin.
14.1 I hereby authorize the Camp and/or Clinic or its representatives to obtain emergency medical treatment on behalf of my child in the event that, in the opinion of said Camp and/or Clinic , my daughter/son is in need of such treatment. I further agree that I will be responsible for the payment of any and all medical treatment, associated transportation costs or medicines of any nature which may arise in connection with any sickness or accident which may occur during the Camp and/or Clinic , whether such expense is incurred during or subsequent to the Camp and/or Clinic , and will indemnify and hold harmless the Camp and/or Clinic and further release the Camp and/or Clinic , or its representatives for any damages sustained by me in connection with providing of medical treatment. I acknowledge and understand that Geoff Walker Hockey Academy camps are privately run sports camps and have no affiliation or partnerships with the venues and/or facilities at which they are operated. I agree to hold the Camp and/or Clinic location, venue and/or host, its facilities, management and employees as well as the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy and its business partners, officers, agents, employees, coaches, chaperones and officials harmless from and against any and all claims for injury, costs, liability, damages or loss to person or property which may be sustained or occur while at Camp and/or Clinic, whether or not they are due to negligence and in consideration I give my consent for my child named on the application to participate in all sport activities at the Camp and/or Clinic. Also, any damaged caused by my daughter/son to camp or facility property will be her/his responsibility to remedy or reimburse. I hereby acknowledge that there is a risk of injury involved in sports participation. My daughter/son is physically fit and able to participate in strenuous activities and attend this camp.
Staff Code of Conduct
The Geoff Walker Hockey Academy is committed to ensuring best practice and the quality of work of its staff. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for and maintain the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work. As such, the following Code of Conduct should be adhered to at all times.
Staff must not discriminate in any way. Common forms of discrimination may include making employment or programming decisions based on family status, race, membership of the traveller community, gender, religion, colour, national or ethnic origin, language, marital status, birth, sexual orientation, age, disability, or political conviction.
Misuse of drugs and alcoholic drink
It is a disciplinary offence to be at work whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs not medically prescribed. If you are out the night before the camp please contact the camp organiser and let them know you won't be available to work the following day.
Harassment, exploitation and abuse
The Geoff Walker Hockey Academy recognises that all staff and camp participants have a right to be treated with dignity and respect. Therefore, any proven instances of harassment, exploitation or abuse will be treated as gross misconduct and, as such, will result in appropriate disciplinary action being taken, up to and including dismissal.
Duty to report
It is the duty of all staff who become aware of any breaches of this Code to report this immediately to the camp co-ordinator. Staff must ensure that all information about breaches of this Code are handled with the utmost discretion.
Any injuries caused as a result of working at the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy are at staff members own risk and the Geoff Walker Hockey Academy holds no liability what so ever. If staff members would like insurance it is up to them to organise appropriate cover at their own expense.
The following are the terms and conditions for the purchase of products from Geoff Walker Hockey Academy trading under the name gwhockey.com.
All of our payments are handled by Realex, an Irish based Payments company. Realex Payments are certified and approved by several leading financial institutions. Their systems and security controls are based on current industry standards. There are several layers of technology in place to ensure the confidentiality, authentication and integrity of information. Realex Payments have been accredited with the AIS (Account Information Security) certification by VISA and is one of the few companies in Europe to achieve this. This shows their commitment to above industry standard in every aspect of payment processing. Information is sent to them from gwhockey.ie via the internet and they then connect to our bank. All information when in transit via the internet is encrypted (128bit SSL) to ensure confidentiality of sensitive data. All messages sent to Realex and the responses from Realex are authenticated using digitally signed digests. All requests are verified against a legal list of IP address and referring URLs.
The Realex technical infrastructure is located in secure co-location facilities that have 24/7 security and advanced building management systems along with environmental controls. Critical servers and applications are monitored constantly to threshold levels and Realex Payment staff are instantly alerted via our real time monitoring and alerting service. All connections to the financial institutions are over private dedicated leased circuits, backed up with ISDN lines and in certain cases VPN connections over the internet. The network is designed to be highly resilient with duplicate and triplicate systems in place depending on the critical nature of each component. Realex Payments are registered with the data protection commissioner as a "Data Processor". Cardholder information is encrypted and not displayed in our reporting systems - Realcontrol.
We accept payment online by VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Laser Cards. We only accept cash for payments that are made offline. Goods will only be dispatched once payment has been received in full. All products remain the property of gwhockey.ie until full payment is received.
The prices of the products on this website are published on the basis of costs at the time of issue. gwhockey.ie retains the right to revise our prices at any time to reflect changes in our costs such as but not limited to: goods, carriage, labour, overheads, government taxes and exchange rates. All Prices are displayed do not include VAT as GW Hockey is not VAT registered. Delivery charges are not included in the display price. Delivery charges may vary depending on the size of the purchase. Customers will be shown the delivery charge before they proceed to payment.
We take the majority of photographs of the products we feature ourselves. We have made all reasonable efforts to ensure each photograph accurately reflects the product being sold. On occasions, there may be minor differences between the products appearance in the photograph and the item delivered.
Products Unavailable for Dispatch
In the unlikely event that a product is out of stock at the point of order, the sender will be advised as soon as possible by e-mail and will have the option of awaiting stock availability, choosing an alternative product or receiving a full refund.
After payment is received your order in placed on our order form. We wait for this order form to fill before we start processing your order. As soon as they process begins you will receive an email and should have your goods within the next 10 days. From payment you may receive your goods in as little as 5 days or more than a month. Due to the nature of our products & the option of personalisation delivery times may vary in accordance with each order. Orders outside of Ireland will be sent through An Post and will involve an additional charge depending on the location and the size of the product. Claims for non-delivery must be made within 21 days. For international orders, gwhockey.ie cannot be held responsible for importation and/or import duty charges.
All address information must be accurate, including the postcode where appropriate, and the recipient's telephone number. gwhockey.ie cannot accept responsibility for late or non-delivery if recipient address and telephone details are insufficient or incorrect. A signature is required upon delivery.
The goods shall be deemed to have been delivered once they are signed for by any person at that address. Where the GW Hockey/delivery company is unable to find someone to accept delivery, a calling card will be left for the recipient to contact the courier and arrange an agreed delivery time or alternative location. If the recipient fails to make contact in good time, the goods are returned to gwhockey.ie a charge may be made for re-delivery to the original or an alternative address.
In accordance with The European Directive on Distance Selling (Directive 97/7/EC) unwanted or unsuitable products may be returned to gwhockey.ie within 7 working days of receipt as long as the goods are not opened and the packaging remains in an "as new" state. Goods must be returned at your own expense.
Due to the unique nature of some of our products, we are unable to accept returns unless they are faulty. All sales including custom embroidery such as: text, stock designs or custom logos are FINAL. If your item is damaged or faulty, please email us within 7 days and we will organise a replacement or a refund.