Terms and Conditions of the WölfeClub, “WölfeClub Terms and Conditions” (Version dated: 1 July 2018)

1.    Scope of WölfeClub Terms and Conditions; Changes

a) These WölfeClub Terms and Conditions apply to membership of the WölfeClub of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH.

b) Members of the WölfeClub will be notified of changes to the WölfeClub Terms and Conditions and their effective date in good time. Changes are deemed to have been approved if a member does not object in writing within one month of receiving the changes. If a WölfeClub member objects to a change in the WölfeClub Terms and Conditions, the old version of the WölfeClub Terms and Conditions continues to apply until their membership comes up for automatic annual renewal. The new WölfeClub Terms and Conditions must then be approved to remain a member.

2.    Conditions for WölfeClub membership

a) Any natural person of at least 14 years of age can become a member of the WölfeClub. Membership applications from minors under 16 years of age must be signed by a parent or guardian. If the minor is 16 or 17 years of age, they must sign the application form in addition to the parent or guardian.

b) Application for membership of the WölfeClub can be sent in writing by completing and signing the “Membership application” form available at www.woelfeclub.de and posting it to VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH (WölfeClub, In den Allerwiesen 1, 38446 Wolfsburg, Germany) or faxing it to +49 5361 8903 460. Adults may also apply online at www.woelfeclub.de. WölfeClub membership begins when the application is accepted by VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH. The declaration of acceptance is made by sending confirmation of membership in written form.

3.    Object of WölfeClub membership

a) When membership has been confirmed, the WölfeClub member receives a membership card. This WölfeClub membership card is not transferable. The WölfeClub must be notified in writing or by email without delay if the membership card is lost. A replacement card will be issued to the WölfeClub member for a service fee of €20.

b) Membership of the WölfeClub enables members to benefit from special services and discounts from VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH and selected commercial partners of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH. These services and discounts may only be used with a valid WölfeClub membership card.

c) Services from VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH are provided subject to the Terms and Conditions of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH, as amended. They can be retrieved from www.vfl-wolfsburg.de and saved and printed from there as a pdf file.

d) To the extent that the services are provided by commercial partners of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH, VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH only brokers the services, i.e. the contracting party with the WölfeClub member is the respective commercial partner. Any objections or other complaints concerning this contract must be addressed solely to the respective commercial partner. An up-to-date overview of all commercial partners and the special services and discounts they offer can be found at www.woelfeclub.de. Members of the WölfeClub are also regularly informed of changes and updates to the range of services on offer.

4.    Application fee and membership subscription

a) An application fee of €15 is payable to join the WölfeClub. This is due with the first membership subscription.

b) The WölfeClub subscription is €30 per year of membership. A membership year begins on 1 July of a calendar year and ends on 30 June of the following calendar year (members aged 14 and 15 pay an annual subscription of €12). The WölfeClub subscription is due on 1 July of each year. If members join on a date other than 1 July, the membership subscription is calculated pro rata temporis for the first year and is due immediately after the application has been accepted.

c) The subscription and application fee are collected by SEPA direct debit.

5.    Duration and termination of membership

a) WölfeClub membership is initially until 30 June of a given year and is then renewed automatically for a further year unless it is terminated in accordance with these Wölfeclub Terms and Conditions or an objection is made to a change in these WölfeClub Terms and Conditions.

b) Membership of the WölfeClub ends by termination or a WölfeClub member’s objection to a change in the WölfeClub Terms and Conditions or the death of the WölfeClub member.

c) Membership of the club can be terminated as of 30 June of a given year if the member or VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH gives notice of termination in writing by 15 April of that year. Notice of termination by the WölfeClub member must be sent by email to mitglied@vfl-wolfsburg.de, by fax to +49 5361 8903 460 or by post to VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH (WölfeClub, In den Allerwiesen 1, 38446 Wolfsburg, Germany).

d) VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH reserves the right to terminate membership of the WölfeClub without notice for cause. Cause can be, e.g. if the WölfeClub member does not pay the annual subscription when due.

6.    Obligations of the WölfeClub member

a) The WölfeClub member undertakes at all times to provide the WölfeClub without delay the up-to-date personal data required for membership, such as name and address, bank account details and other information necessary for membership as well as any changes in this data. Notification of changes can be given by phone to the Service Centre on +49 5361 8903 903, by email to mitglied@vfl-wolfsburg.de or in writing to VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH, WölfeClub, In den Allerwiesen 1, 38446 Wolfsburg, Germany. Members must ensure that there are sufficient funds in their bank account to cover the direct debit mentioned in number 4.

b) The provisions of number 2.a) apply accordingly to the notification of personal data for minors.

7.    Liability

a) When it brokers services provided by commercial partners, VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH is not liable for the performance of the services, but only for their proper brokerage.

b) Otherwise, VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH, its statutory representatives and agents are only liable for intentional or grossly negligent acts. In cases of simple negligence, VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH is only liable for the breach of essential contractual obligations and its liability is limited to foreseeable damages typical for the contract; this disclaimer also applies to the statutory representatives and agents of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH. This does not affect liability for culpable injuries to life, limb or health or to strict liability in accordance with the Product Liability Act.

8.    Other

a) Membership is subject solely to German law; provisions governing conflicts of laws are ruled out.

b) The place of jurisdiction for all rights and obligations in connection with this contract is the place of business of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH.

c) The European Union provides an online platform which the contracting party/customer can use to resolve consumer disputes without recourse to the law courts. The platform is available at https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH is neither willing nor obliged to take part in a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board. If you have any questions please contact service@vfl-wolfsburg.de.

d) No verbal ancillary agreements have been concluded. Amendments to this contract must be in writing. This also includes changes of written form requirements. In the event that individual provisions of these WölfeClub Terms and Conditions are or become invalid or impracticable, this does not affect the validity of the other provisions. The invalid or impracticable provision shall be replaced by the valid and practicable provision, the effects of which form the closest possible approximation of the commercial purpose intended by the contractual parties with the invalid and/or impracticable provision.