Terms

Privacy policy
 

I. Definitions


Data controller 
- The Independent Foundation, located at 3/5 Alfonsa Górnika St., 40-133 Katowice, entered into the register of associations, other types of voluntary and professional organizations, foundations and public institutions of social service under KRS number 0000299949.


Personal data
 - Any information relating to a natural person that is identified or identifiable by one or more factors specific to their physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity, including the IP address of their device, location data, an online identifier and information collected through the use of cookies and other technology, hereinafter “data.”


Privacy policy
 - This privacy policy notice.


GDPR
 - Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (OJ L 119, 04.05.2016, p. 1), hereinafter “GDPR.”


Store
 - The online store run by the Data controller www.offsklep.pl.


Site
 - The website run by the Data controller www.off-festival.pl.


User
 - Every natural person who visits the Store or Site, including users who use one or more functions described in this Privacy policy.


II.        
Data processing for the purpose of using the Store

1.  Purposes and bases for data processing

a. The processing of personal data in the Store is necessary for the conclusion and performance of the ticket purchase agreement, including for the tracking and modification of the order, and to process claims. Data may also be processed for the purpose of issuing invoices and conducting the store’s marketing activities.

b. Data will be processed for the following purposes and on the following legal bases:

i. in order to provide a service through electronic means, including purpose of handling purchases made through an account registered at the Store and in order for the Data controller to manage and administrate the user’s account in the store. The legal basis for the processing of data is that it is necessary for the performance of the agreement and the user grants permission for the Data controller to administrate the account (Article 6(1)(b,a) of the GDPR), as well as in order to process the purchases made by the User without registering an account at the Store; the legal basis is that processing is necessary for the performance of the agreement (Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR),

ii.       in order to process claims; the legal basis is that processing is necessary for the performance of the agreement (Article 6(1)(b,c) of the GDPR),

iii.     for the purposes of analysis and statistics; the legal basis is the legitimate interest of the Data controller, which involves the analysis of User activity and preferences in order to improve service quality and the functionality of the Store for Users who are consumers (Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR),

iv.      in order to establish and pursue or defend against claims, if necessary; the legal basis for processing is the Data controller’s legitimate interest involving the protection of their rights (Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR),

v.        in order to issue invoices; the legal basis for processing is that it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Data controller is subject, as it is required by law to provide certain data on the invoice (Article 6(1)(c) of the GDPR),

vi.      in order to respond to e-mail from the user; the legal basis for the processing of personal data is that the user has given consent or that it necessary for purposes which result from the legitimate interests pursued by the Administrator (Article 6(1)(a,f) of the GDPR),

vii.    for the purposes of marketing involving the promotion of ticket sales; the legal basis is the consent of the User (Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR),

viii.  The provision of data marked as required by the Store is a condition for the conclusion of the agreement and the processing of the User’s order. Failure to provide these data precludes the conclusion of the agreement and the processing of the order. The provision of data marked as required by the Store may also be a statutory requirement, as in the case of data required for an invoice. In other instances, data are provided on a voluntary basis.


2. Categories of data recipients

a. The data may be disclosed to the following categories of recipients:

i. employees and partners of the Foundation, provided that they receive individual authorization and instructions to receive the data, and only to the extent necessary for them to pursue the purposes listed above, particularly to confirm a User’s authorization to enter the event upon presentation of a purchased ticket,

ii.       bodies which perform, on behalf of the Data controller, services necessary for the operations of the Store: IT system administration, hosting, data security, and other IT services (including the distribution of information through electronic means), accounting services, legal services, PR and marketing services, banks, payment processors (the data of the body processing the payment are displayed before the transaction is concluded in the Store).

b. The Data controller reserves the right to disclose selected information regarding the User to the relevant authorities or third parties that request such information in compliance with applicable law and provide the appropriate legal basis.


3. Period of data processing

a. Data collected from Users who have not registered accounts in the Store will be processed for the duration:

i. of the performance of the agreement,

ii.       of the period of prescription of claims arising from the agreement and defense thereagainst,

iii.     of the statutory retention period (applying to the storage of invoices, for example).

b. Data collected as a result of the User’s registration of an account at the Store will be processed for the duration in which the Data controller administrates the account, subject to the provisions of letter c. below.

c. Personal data collected by the Data controller with the User’s consent will be processed for the duration of the Data controller’s operations, but not after the relevant service has ceased to operate, and not after the User has withdrawn consent to the processing of their data, or not after the User has granted the Data controller different permissions which require the latter to limit or cease data processing.

d. After the data processing period has ended, the data will be irretrievably deleted or rendered anonymous.


4. Withdrawal of consent to data processing

The User reserves the right to withdraw consent to data processing, granted as part of the Store’s registration process, by sending a statement to bilety@off-festival.pl via e-mail.


III.      Data processing for the purpose of using the Site

1. Data will be processed for the following purposes and on the following legal bases:

i.in order for the Data controller to send a newsletter, i.e., information about the Foundation’s statutory operations, particularly with regard to the OFF Festival Katowice, as well as marketing material; the legal basis is the consent of the User (Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR),

ii.       in order to conclude and perform, using the completed application form provided on the Site, agreements for volunteer work at the OFF Festival Katowice, which includes issuing ID badges for use during the festival, insuring the volunteers, and issuing volunteer certificates; the legal basis for the processing of data is that it is necessary for the performance of the agreement and within the scope of the additional permission granted by the User (Article 6(1)(b,a) of the GDPR),

iii.     in order to conclude and perform, using the completed application form provided on the Site, agreements for media work for the OFF Festival Katowice; the legal basis for the processing of data is that it is necessary for the performance of the agreement and within the scope of the additional permission granted by the User (Article 6(1)(b,a) of the GDPR),

iv.      in order to respond to e-mail from the user; the legal basis for the processing of personal data is that the user has given consent or that it necessary for purposes which result from the legitimate interests pursued by the Administrator (Article 6(1)(a,f) of the GDPR),

v.        for the purposes of analysis and statistics; the legal basis for data processing is the legitimate interest of the Data controller, which involves the analysis of User activity and preferences in order to improve service quality and the functionality of the Site for the Data controller’s statutory goals (Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR),

vi.      in order to establish and pursue or defend against claims, if necessary; the legal basis for processing is the Data controller’s legitimate interest involving the protection of their rights (Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR),

b. The provision of data marked as required by the Store is a condition for the conclusion and performance of the agreement or the provision of certain functions. Failure to provide these data precludes the conclusion and performance of the agreement or the use of this functionality (the issuance of a press pass or the delivery of a newsletter, for example). In other instances, data are provided on a voluntary basis.

2. Categories of data recipients

a. The data may be disclosed to the following categories of recipients:

i. employees and partners of the Foundation, provided that they receive individual authorization and instructions to receive the data, and only to the extent necessary for them to pursue the purposes listed above, particularly to send newsletters and to conclude volunteer agreements and agreements for media services,

ii.       bodies which perform, on behalf of the Data controller, services necessary to send the newsletter, perform volunteer agreements and agreements for media services, particularly bodies which provide services such as: IT system administration, hosting, data security, and other IT services (including the distribution of information through electronic means), accounting services, legal services, PR and marketing services.

b. The Data controller reserves the right to disclose selected information regarding the User to the relevant authorities or third parties that request such information in compliance with applicable law and provide the appropriate legal basis.


3. Period of data processing

a. Data will be processed for the duration:

i. of the performance of the agreement or the period in which functionality is provided,

ii.       of the period of prescription of claims arising from the agreement or offered functionality and defense thereagainst,

iii.     of the statutory period.

b. Data collected by the Data controller with consent from the User will be processed for the duration the Data controller’s operations, but not after the provision of the relevant functionality has ended, and not after the User has withdrawn consent to the processing of their data, or not after the User has granted the Data controller different permissions which require the latter to limit or cease data processing.

c. After the data processing period has ended, the data will be irretrievably deleted or rendered anonymous.


4. Withdrawal of consent to data processing

The User reserves the right to withdraw consent to data processing in one of the following ways:

a. in the case of the newsletter, the User must click on the appropriate link in the message received from the Data controller,

b. in the case of a volunteer agreement, an agreement for media services for the OFF Festival Katowice, and in other instances of consent-based processing, the User must send a statement by e-mail to: wolontariat@off-festival.plmedia@off-festival.plinfo@off-festival.pl, respectively.


IV.     Location of personal data storage

The personal data are stored within the European Economic Area.


V. Legal instructions

1. The User has the right, at all times, to obtain information about the personal data being processed by the Data controller.


2. Furthermore, the User has the right, at all times, to rectify (correct) his or her data.


3. The User has the right, at all times, to object to the processing of his or her data.


4. The User has the right, at all times, to demand the erasure or cessation of the processing of his or her data, unless there exists a lawful basis for the Data controller’s continued processing of this data, due, for example, to an unresolved claim, incomplete order, outstanding payment, or due to accounting or tax requirements (e.g., invoice retention), or due to the existence of legal claims.


5. The above rights can be exercised, in cases involving the Store, by sending an e-mail to bilety@off-festival.pl, and in cases involving the Site, by sending an e-mail to wolontariat@off-festival.plmedia@off-festival.pl, or info@off-festival.pl, respectively.


6. In the event of a legal violation, the User has the right, at all times, to lodge a complaint with the Chairman of the Office for Personal Data Protection.


7.  Whenever personal data processing occurs solely based on the consent of the User, the User has the right to withdraw his or her consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing that occurred prior to the withdrawal of consent.


VI.     Automated decision-making, profiling, cookies

1. Cookies are small text files saved on the User’s device (computer, telephone, tablet) that contain information and are retrieved upon subsequent visits to a given website; they may record, for example, the User’s previous visits and actions at the Store or Site.


2. The use of personal data collected by the Store and Site, using cookies, for the purpose of providing the User service through electronic means and to improve the quality of these services, and for the purposes of statistics, analysis, and marketing, particularly the promotion of third-party goods and services, occurs on the bases of the consent granted by the User (Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR). This consent may be withdrawn at any time, specifically by clearing the cookie history and disabling cookies in the browser.


3. Information regarding cookies provided in the Privacy policy is also applicable to other similar technology used in the Store and Site.


4. The Data controller makes automated decisions, including profiling, using data contained in cookies. The Data controller uses cookies for purposes that include directing advertisements, including behavioral advertisements, to the User on sites such as Facebook. The cookie files used for these purposes include:

a. user-input cookies (the session identifier), which contain data entered by the User for the duration of a session,

b. authentication cookies, which are used for services that require authentication for the duration of a session,

c. user-centric security cookies, which are used to detect authentication abuses,

d. multimedia player session cookies, used by media players for the duration of a session (e.g., flash player cookies),

e. user interface customization cookies, used to personalizes the user interface for the duration of a session or slightly longer,

f. shopping cart cookies, used to save the contents of a shopping cart for the duration of a session,

g.        cookie files used to track traffic on a website, i.e., data analysis, including Google Analytics cookies (files used by Google to analyze the way in which the User uses the Site, and to generate statistics and reports on the operations of the Site), and cookies used by Facebook. Google does not use the collected data to identify the User, nor does it cross-reference this data in order to enable identification. Detailed information on the scope and terms under which data is collected by this service can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/pl/policies/privacy/partners and on the Facebook website.


5. Cookies can be either persistent or session cookies: persistent cookies are saved in the browser until they are deleted by the User or until an expiration date set in the cookies, while session cookies remain in the browser until it is exited or the user logs out.


VII.   Privacy policy amendments

The Data controller reserves the right to amend the Privacy policy in order to improve privacy protection and to implement the requirements of the law.

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OFF Shop Rules and Regulations

 

I. Definitions
 

Foundation – The Independent Foundation, located at 3/5 Alfonsa Górnika St. 40-133 Katowice, entered into the National Court Register under KRS number 0000299949,
 

Store – The online store operated by the Independent Foundation at www.offsklep.pl, which sells tickets and passes that grant access to cultural events organized                              or co-organized by the Independent Foundation or by other organizations,
 

Ticket – Ticket(s) and pass(es), sold via the store, which must be printed out and which grant access to cultural events organized or co-organized by the Independent Foundation, provided that the conditions specified in the rules and regulations of the relevant cultural event have been met,
 

Customer – A person who makes purchases at the Store,
 

Customer Account – A personal database with restricted third-party access, which contains the data of the Customer, and which is used to place Customer orders                   and process said orders, and which contains the Customer’s ticket purchase history and the payment status of each Ticket,
 

Wire Transfer – Payment made by the Customer from an online bank account through their choice of the Dotpay or Paypal system, in compliance with terms specified                  by the entity operating the system,
 

Rules and Regulations – These rules and regulations regarding Ticket sales through the Store.

II. Placing and processing of orders

1. By placing the order and completing payment, the Customer enters into a service agreement with the Foundation for the provision of services associated with the cultural events, the confirmation of which is the ordered Ticket.

2. When placing their order, the Customer shall select the desired event, the date of the event, the type of Tickets, and the method of payment for the Tickets. When making their purchase, the Customer shall provide the personal information of the person who is the intended user of the Ticket. The Customer shall also read and accept these Rules and Regulations as well as the rules and regulations of the relevant cultural event, which is a condition for the completion of the order.

3. Customers placing an order at the Store will be given the option of making the purchase with or without creating a Customer Account.

4. The Customer is required to pay the purchase price of the Ticket immediately after placing the order. The price of purchase of the Ticket is binding   for the Store                                and Customer at the moment in which the Customer places the order for the Ticket. Ticket prices posted in the Store include VAT.

5. Payment for the order must be made through an electronic payment system. The Store does not accept the following form of payment: “cash on delivery,” and does not send Tickets by mail nor for cash on delivery.

6. After placing their order, the Customer will receive a message by e-mail, sent to the address provided at purchase, confirming that the order has been successfully placed with the Store (order confirmation).

7. Once the store has received confirmation of payment from Dotpay or PayPal payment operator, the Customer will receive the Ticket at the e-mail address provided                        at purchase.

8. The Store shall not be liable for the failure to place an order, to pay for the purchase, or to send an order confirmation or a Ticket if said failure is the result of the Customer providing invalid or imprecise data, including an incorrect e-mail address.

9. A VAT invoice will be issued for each order upon request. To receive a VAT invoice, the Customer is required to send a request by e-mail to bilety@off-festival.pl and include the correct information for the invoice along with the order number. Invoices are sent exclusively by e-mail.

10. The Foundation hereby states that a limited number of Tickets will be available for promotional sales. Orders for such Tickets shall be processed in the order in which                the Foundation receives the confirmation of payment for said orders, and will continue until the allotment of Tickets available under these conditions of sale is exhausted               or until the final day of the promotional period set by the Foundation.

11. The Store reserves the right to modify: Ticket prices, the types of Tickets, and promotions. The rights listed above have no effect on the fulfillment of the agreements entered into and orders placed before such changes take effect, in accordance with a notice posted in the Store.

12. The rules and regulations of individual cultural events for which Tickets are sold by the Store are posted directly on the Store’s website or are accessible via a link                        on the Store’s website to another website containing the relevant Rules and Regulations.

III. Using the Ticket

1. To use the Ticket, the Customer must download and make a legible printout of the entire ticket. The undamaged printout must be presented in person upon entrance                to the cultural event, at which time the Ticket will be exchanged for a wristband, which will be fastened on the Customer’s wrist.

2. The Foundation hereby advises the Customer not to reveal the Ticket to third parties, as the unique barcode displayed on each Ticket entitles the bearer to redeem                   the Ticket for a wristband upon first scan. Should the Ticket be provided to a third party, this party could use the ticket, thus preventing the purchaser of the Ticket from redeeming it and entering the Event.

3. The Store shall not be liable in any way for the conduct of an event which is organized entirely by an entity other than the Foundation, and shall not be liable in any way                 for the content of the advertising for such an event nor its factuality. 

IV. Ticket returns and claims
1. Pursuant to Art. 38, Sec. 12 of the Consumer Protection Act, the Customer is not entitled to return the ticket (“The consumer shall not be entitled to withdraw from                         an off-premises contract or from a distance contract, in relation to contracts for (…) cultural events, if the contract specifies a day or a period of provision of the service”).

2. In the event that the cultural event is canceled, or its date or venue changed, the Store shall notify via e-mail Customers who have purchased Tickets, and post                              an appropriate notice on the Store’s website. Should an event be canceled no fewer than 14 days before the date of the event, the Store will announce the fact by posting             an appropriate notice on the Store’s website. In such circumstances, ticket returns will be processed within 30 days of the Customer being notified, but no later than 30 days after the posting of the appropriate notice on the Store’s website, unless different terms have been specified by the organizer if the event is not organized                                                     or co-organized by the Foundation.

3. Ticket returns in events other that those specified above shall only be accepted when mandated by the law, including laws specified in Article VI, Section 2 of these Rules and regulations.

4. The Customer is entitled to submit a written claim to the address of the Foundation or to the Store’s website.

5. Claims are considered within 14 days of receipt of the claim. In the event that the claim is accepted, the Store will promptly refund the Customer the equivalent of the paid price of the Ticket or propose an alternative solution, at the Customer’s discretion.

6. If the means of pursuing claims stipulated above have been exhausted, the Customer may seek resolution of their dispute with the Foundation before a consumer court            of arbitration at a Voivodeship Inspectorate of Trade Inspection or through mediation services provided by the Trade Inspection.

V. Personal Data

1. By registering a Customer Account at the Store, the Customer consents to the processing of the personal data stored in their Customer Account for the purposes                      of administering the Account. By placing an order in the Store, the Customer consents to the placement of their personal data in the database of the Independent Foundation (the database administrator) and the processing of said data for the purpose of the fulfillment of the agreement; the Customer further consents to the processing of said data by the administrator of the store Vector Software, Sp. z o.o., located at 3 Rzędzińska St., 01-368 Warsaw, entered into the Register of Entrepreneurs of the Warsaw District Court Register, 13th Commercial Division of the National Court Register, under KRS number 0000222218. The Customer may also consent to the processing of said data           for the purpose of receiving news and information regarding cultural events held by the Foundation.

2. The provision of personal information by the Customer and the Customer’s permission to process said data within the scope specified in Section 1, sentence 2,                                is necessary in order for the Store to process the order. The Customer is liable for providing false personal data.

3. Personal data is protected under the Data Protection Act of August 29, 1997 (Journal of Laws, year 2016, item 922). The Customer retains the right to access, modify,                  and request the deletion of the personal data provided.

VI. Final provisions
1. Tickets presented on the Store’s websites shall not constitute an offer as defined by the Civil Code.

2. All matters not settled herein are regulated by the Civil Code, and, with regard to consumers, the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act of May 30, 2014 (Journal                   of Laws, year 2017, item 683).

3. The Foundation reserves the right to modify the Rules and Regulations. All changes to the Rules and Regulations are effective as of the date on which they are published       on the Store’s website. Contracts entered into, and orders submitted, prior to the date of amendments to the these Rules and Regulations shall be fulfilled under the terms            in effect on the day on which the order was placed.

4. The above Rules and Regulations are effective as of December 15, 2017.

The Independent Foundation

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OFF Festival Katowice 2019 rules and regulations 
 

I. General Provisions
1. The following Rules and Regulations (hereinafter called “the Rules”) are published in accordance with the Law on the Safety of Mass Events of March 20, 2009 (Journal           of Laws 2013, item 1160) and apply to all persons present at the location at which the “OFF Festival Katowice” (hereinafter called “the Event”) is held, throughout the duration of the Event.

2. The Rules are issued by the Independent Foundation, located at 3/5 Alfonsa Górnika St. 40-133 Katowice, entered into the register of associations, other types of voluntary and professional organizations, foundations and public institutions of social service under KRS number 0000299949 (hereinafter called “the Organizer”).

3. The purpose of the Rules is to ensure the safety of the Event by specifying rules of behavior for those participating in the Event and rules for using the Festival Grounds          and the devices found therein, as well as to regulate the rights and responsibilities of participants resulting from their purchase of tickets for the Event.

4. Security and Information Personnel, including private security staff, are designated to attend to the safety of the Attendees and verify the Attendees’ authorization to attend the Event. Security and Information Personnel bear prominently-displayed identification badges containing: the name of the issuing body, an identification number                           and photograph, the validity period, and the signature and stamp of the issuing body.

5. The Festival Grounds are the designated area at Dolina Trzech Stawów in Katowice where the artistic events of the Festival will take place; the Festival Grounds do not include the Food Court, where Festival Attendees may exchange Festival Coupons for food and beverages, etc., and does  not include the OFF Snob Zone and Production Zone, access to which is granted to individuals bearing the appropriate Identifier.

II. Admission

1. Permission to enter the Festival Grounds is granted to individuals bearing a document verifying their identity, and a Ticket, which will be exchanged for a wristband (hereinafter the “Identifier”), subject to the stipulations of Section 3 below.

2. The Attendee may be an adult or a minor aged 15 or over. A minor under the age of 15 may attend the Event only if accompanied by a legal guardian or other authorized adult, and at the exclusive liability of said adult, after the adult has signed a liability (including financial liability) waiver for the minor upon first admission to the Event. Minors are not permitted to participate in events that the organizers of the Event have designated as adult-only.

Download the festival liability waiver here.

3. Only original Tickets purchased in accordance with the above Rules and Regulations may be exchanged for Identifiers. Tickets purchased in violation of the above Rules and Regulations may be nullified by the Organizer (or their representatives) without reimbursement.

4. Tickets may be exchanged for Identifiers at the following locations: at the Main Gate, 3:30 pm to midnight; at the campground, at all hours, until noon on Sunday.

5. Due to the large number of Attendees, the need to exchange Tickets for Identifiers, and the need to conduct necessary inspection and security procedures at the entrance to the Event, Attendees are required to arrive at the Festival Grounds in advance.

6. The design of the Identifier is chosen by the Organizer.

7. The Attendee is required to fasten the wristband around their wrist before entering the Festival Grounds. Repeated admission to the Festival Grounds is granted exclusively to Attendees bearing an Identifier that has been permanently fastened around their wrist.

8. The Identifier may only be used by one person. It is forbidden to transfer or lend the Identifier to others. The Attendee is required to prevent damage to their Identifier.                    A damaged, torn, lost, or stolen Identifier is the liability of the Attendee and shall be considered invalid.

9. The Attendee may fully remove the Identifier after leaving the Festival Grounds and receive a new Identifier before reentering the Festival Grounds, provided that they receive prior permission to do so from the Organizer. The Attendee should make this request at the information booth located at the entrance to the Festival Grounds, upon leaving the Festival Grounds at the latest. The fulfillment of this request is conditioned upon the Attendee presenting an undamaged Identifier fastened around their wrist,              and a personal ID. The new Identifier will be issued to the Attendee at the location at which he or she made the request, subject to a fee of 5 PLN.

10. Regardless of the fulfillment of the above conditions, admission onto the Festival Grounds will be refused to any persons:against whom a legally binding court order has been issued, barring said person from attending mass events,

  1. against whom a legally binding court order has been issued, requiring said person to refrain from attending mass events, issued to the convict as part of a probation agreement, or issued to a minor on the basis of art. 6 item 2 of the Act of October 26, 1982 on procedures regarding cases involving minors,
  2. who refuse to submit to a check of their authorization to attend the mass event,
  3. who are under the visible influence of alcohol, drugs, psychoactive substances, or other substances with similar effects (including pharmaceuticals),
  4. who are carrying weapons or other dangerous objects, materials, products, beverages or substances,
  5. whose behavior is aggressive, provocative, or otherwise constitutes a safety or security hazard to the Event,
  6. who cannot be identified due to their appearance,
  7. who are carrying plastic or glass or metal containers or cans, etc., excluding Attendees entering the Festival Grounds with a child, provided the containers or cans, etc. carried onto the Grounds are required and intended to be used to serve the child their meals, and excluding packages or parcels that are permanently sealed,
  8. who are carrying other dangerous objects mentioned in §4 of these Rules and Regulations,
  9. who cannot present valid identification,
  10. who are carrying selfie sticks (a type of hand-held monopod used to take “selfies”) or other tripods,
  11. who are carrying drones (remote-controlled or autonomous devices used mainly for the purpose of observation or recording) or other airborne objects,
  12. who are attempting to enter the Festival Grounds with vehicles of any type (including bicycles, motorbikes, scooters, skateboards, etc.), roller skates or inline skates, who cannot present an Identifier, including individuals who have not exchanged their Ticket for an Identifier, or who have been refused admission for reasons listed above.

11. Objects shall be deemed dangerous at the discretion of the Security And Information Personnel.

III. Free admission to the event

1. Caregivers accompanying persons with impaired mobility or vision are entitled to free entrance. Only one caregiver is entitled to free entrance on each individual date                   of the Event and my not be substituted by another caregiver on that date.

2. The Organizer reserves the right to verify a person’s disability by requesting the presentation of a certification of disability, disabled ID or parking permit as well as a photo ID (personal ID, passport).

3. Children aged 10 and younger receive free admission to the Event, but only if accompanied by a legal guardian or other authorized adult, and at the exclusive liability of said adult, after the adult has signed a liability (including financial liability) waiver for the minor upon first admission to the Event.

4. The Organizer reserves the right to verify the age and personal data of the child and the personal data of the legal guardian by requesting documents confirming their identity and bearing a photograph of their face (e.g. personal ID card, passport, school ID).

IV. Safety Regulations At The Festival Grounds

1. The Organizer shall ensure the security of those attending the Event and provide security during the Event by, inter alia, appointing a director of security, tasked                         with directing and organizing the work of Security and Information Personnel, and by providing medical assistance and sanitary facilities.

2. Event Attendees and all those present at the Festival Grounds are required to behave in a manner that does not endanger the safety of others present at the Event,                   and are especially required to obey the provisions of these Rules and Regulations and instructions issued by the Security and Information Personnel and the director                       of security. Attendees may only refuse to obey said instructions if the instructions are in contradiction to generally binding laws.

3. Security and Information Personnel, identified by prominently-displayed identification badges, are permitted, in accordance with the Law on the Safety of Mass Events, to:

  1. verify Attendees’ authorization to attend the Event,
  2. ask Attendees to present ID,
  3. examine the clothing and luggage of Attendees and to open containers or cans in case of suspicion that said Attendees are carrying objects mentioned in item 9 of this article,
  4. determine a person’s authorization to attend the Event, and, in the case of the lack of such authorization, to ask said person to leave the Event, particularly in the event that the person lacks an Identifier, or their Identifier is torn or damaged, or is not fastened around their wrist,
  5. issue security instructions to persons disturbing public order or behaving in a manner that violates the rules and regulation of mass events,    and in case of refusal to cooperate, ask said person to leave the Event, f) apply physical force in the form of transport and self-defense techniques, handcuffs, or hand-held incapacitating agent dispensers in cases defined in article 11, points 1 and 2 of the Act of May 24, 2013,    on means of physical coercion and firearms (Journal of Laws 2017, item 1120), apprehend persons posing a direct threat to the life and health of others and protected property, with the purpose of immediate transfer of said persons to the Police.


4. Depending on the potential risks and needs, Security and Information Personnel may be equipped with hand-held metal detectors, sample tickets, sample identifiers,                 and sample invitations, as well as any other necessary and legally permissible self-defense measures.

5. Security and Information Personnel determine a person’s authorization to be present at the Event by: checking whether the person has a valid Ticket, or an Identifier that has been issued in exchange for a Ticket, as well as by comparing the presented document with a sample.

6. It is forbidden to bring in and carry at the Event: explosives, fireworks, materials that may cause a fire hazard, alcoholic beverages, drugs or psychoactive substances.

7. Should a person’s inspected luggage or clothing be found to contain objects that are forbidden to be brought into or carried at the Event, Security   and Information Personnel may refuse entry to the person with whom the said items have been found, or remove the person from the Festival Grounds.

8. Persons who have been refused entry into the Event or removed from the Festival Grounds for reasons specified in the Rules and Regulations shall not be reimbursed               for their Ticket.

9. The Organizer shall provide fire safety by ensuring the staff and Security and Information Personnel are familiar with the location of hydrants and extinguishers, as well as protocol in case of fire. The Organizer shall also provide the following training to Security Personnel: evacuation protocol, notifying the fire department, use of hand-held fire extinguishers, and first-aid training.

10. Attendees are not permitted to enter the stage, the backstage area, the area of the concession stands intended for use by their staff, rooms intended for use by Security Personnel, or rooms intended for use by the media.

11. It is forbidden to enter the Festival Grounds with animals, with the exception of seeing-eye dogs, who may accompany visually-impaired Attendees on the Festival Grounds.

12. It is forbidden to provide services, trade, or conduct any other commercial activity at the Festival Grounds without the consent of the Organizer.

13. It is forbidden to bring in to the Event and use telephoto lenses over 200 mm and television and video cameras. Only accredited journalists and photographers                         are permitted to take pictures using cameras and telephoto lenses over 200 mm during the festival. It is forbidden to record video   or other formats (DV, DV Cam, Beta, etc.), with the exception of persons who have been granted permission and have proper authorization (accreditation).

14. Event Attendees and others present at the Festival Grounds may be subject to prolonged exposure to sound levels that may cause hearing damage. It is recommended that noise-blocking earmuffs be worn in order to prevent the negative effects of exposure to high-volume sounds. Strobe lighting will be used at the Event, posing a potential risk to individuals with epilepsy.

V. Festival coupons

1. Festival Coupons are the legal tender exchangeable at the Food Court for items such as beverages and food.

2. Festival Coupons are the sole vouchers entitling the bearers to purchase the above goods.

3. Money may be exchanged for Coupons at specially-marked exchange booths located at the Festival Grounds.

4. The terms of use of the Festival Coupons are specified in a separate document available at exchange booths.

VI. Recording of the event

1. Organizer and Sponsors are permitted to record and publish the Event in audiovisual format (for use in news journalism, interviews, documentary, artistic films, or music videos) and visual format (for use in documentary and artistic photography), for the purpose of documenting, promoting, or advertising the Event and the Organizer’s other events, as well as for the purpose of promoting or advertising the Organizer and Sponsors themselves. The likenesses of those present on the Festival Grounds may be recorded free of charge and subsequently disseminated indefinitely in the manners and for the purposes mentioned above, which the Attendee consents to by entering               the Festival Grounds.

2. The organizer states that the Event will be filmed, photographed, broadcast, and recorded on media as part of television, radio, internet broadcasts, and other public broadcasts using any available technical means.

VII. Final provisions

1. The Organizer reserves all rights to the name and logo of the Event. Official programs and items associated with the Event shall be sold exclusively   at the Festival Grounds or at points of sale authorized by the Organizer.  

2. The status of a sponsor of the Event may be granted exclusively by the Organizer.

3. The Organizer shall not be held liable for circumstances resulting from Force Majeure.

4. The above Rules and Regulations are available at: www.off-festival.pl as well as festival information booths.  

5. All matters not settled herein are regulated by the appropriate laws, particularly the Law on the Safety of Mass Events.

6. Security and Information Personnel may issue their own security and fire safety instructions, in accordance with binding laws.  

7. The above Rules and Regulations are effective as of December 03, 2018.

The Independent Foundation

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Campground Rules and Regulations - OFF Festival Katowice 2019
 

I. General Provisions
1. The following Rules and Regulations (hereinafter called “the Rules”) are issued by the organizer of the campground operating at the mass event called the “OFF Festival Katowice” (hereinafter called “the Event”), namely, the Independent Foundation, located at 3/5 Alfonsa Górnika St. 40-133 Katowice, entered into the register of associations, other types of voluntary and professional organizations, foundations and public institutions of social service under KRS number 0000299949 (hereinafter called                       “the Organizer”).

2. The Rules and Regulations apply to all persons who, throughout the duration of the Campground’s operation, wish to enter or be present at the Campground.

3. The purpose of the Rules is to ensure the safety and security of the Campground by specifying rules of behavior for individuals present at the Campground and rules for using the Campground and the amenities provided therein, as well as to regulate the rights and responsibilities of participants resulting from their purchase of admission tickets to the Campground.

4. Security and Information Personnel, including private security staff, are designated to attend to the safety of individuals present at the Campground and to verify the individuals’ authorization to enter the Campground. Security and Information Personnel bear prominently-displayed identification badges containing: the name of the issuing body, an identification number and photograph, the validity period, and the signature and stamp of the issuing body.

5. The Campground is a separate, designated, enclosed area at Muchowiec Airport in Katowice, comprising: campsites, portable toilets, hand wash stations, showers, a food stand, and social and technical facilities, and excluding the Festival Grounds. Also located at the Campground are a left luggage facility (for which a fee of 10 PLN is charged), and a monitored, non-secured parking lot for passenger vehicles.

6. The Campground and the full list of amenities specified in item 5 will be open to Three-Day Pass holders from 9:00 am on August 2, 2019, to 12:00 pm on August 5, 2019. The campground will be also open, but will not provide full access to amenities, from 19:00 am on August 1, 2019. Festival participants with One-Day Tickets and Campground Tickets are granted access to the campground from 10:00 am on the date on which the ticket      is valid to 2:00 pm the following day (with the exception of Monday, when the campground closes at 12:00 pm).

7. No shelters other than tents are allowed to be used at the campground (trailers, campers, large tents, pavilion tents, etc. are not permitted).

II. Campground Admission

1. The Campground is a paid facility and admission is granted only to individuals whose admission ticket was exchanged by the Organizer for a wristband (hereinafter                     the “Identifier”) upon first entry, subject to the stipulations of Section 2 below. The design of the Identifier is chosen by the Organizer.

2. Access to the Campground is granted to adults or minors aged 16 and over provided they present a release of all liability (including financial liability) for said minor, completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian.

3. Minors under the age of 16 will be admitted onto the Campground only if accompanied by a legal guardian or other authorized adult, and at the exclusive liability of said adult, after the adult has signed a liability (including financial liability) waiver for the minor upon first admission to the Campground.

Download the waiver.

4. Only original Tickets purchased in accordance with the above Rules and Regulations may be exchanged for Identifiers. Tickets purchased in violation of the above Rules and Regulations may be nullified by the Organizer (or their representatives) without reimbursement.

5. The Campground user is required to fasten the Identifier around their wrist before entering the Campground. Repeated admission to the Campground is granted exclusively to individuals bearing an Identifier that has been permanently fastened around their wrist.

6. The Identifier may only be used by one person. It is forbidden to transfer or lend the Identifier to others. The Campground user is required to prevent damage to their Identifier. A damaged, torn, lost, or stolen Identifier is the liability of the Attendee and shall be considered invalid.

7. Regardless of the fulfillment of the above conditions, admission into the Campground will be refused to any individuals who:

  1. refuse to submit to the verification their authorization to enter the Campground, 
  2. are under the visible influence of alcohol, drugs, psychoactive substances, or other substances with similar effects (including pharmaceuticals),
  3. are carrying weapons or other dangerous objects, materials, products, beverages, agents or substances,
  4. whose behavior is aggressive, provocative, or otherwise constitutes a safety or security hazard to the Campground,
  5. cannot be identified due to their appearance,
  6. are carrying objects mentioned in I Section 7 of these Rules and Regulations, or other objects mentioned in III Section 3 of these Rules and Regulations,
  7. cannot present valid identification,
  8. are carrying drones (remote-controlled or autonomous devices used mainly for the purpose of observation or recording) or other airborne objects,
  9. attempt to enter the Campground with vehicles of any type (including bicycles, motorbikes, scooters, skateboards, etc.), roller skates or inline skates,
  10. cannot present an Identifier, including individuals who have not exchanged their Ticket for an Identifier, or who have been refused admission for reasons listed above.

8. Objects shall be deemed dangerous at the discretion of the Security and Information Personnel.


III. Safety and security regulations at the campground

1. The Organizer shall ensure the safety and security of individuals at the Campground by, inter alia, appointing a director of security, tasked with directing and organizing the work of Security and Information Personnel, and by providing medical assistance and sanitary facilities.

2. Campground users and all individuals present at the Campground are required to behave in a manner that does not endanger the safety of others present at the Campground, and are especially required to obey the provisions of these Rules and Regulations and instructions issued by Security and Information Personnel and the director of security. Attendees may only refuse to obey said instructions if the instructions are in contradiction to generally binding laws. Campground users are required to submit to the verification of their authorization to enter the Campground, and agree the verification of their identity.

3. The following items and activities are forbidden at the campground:

  1. campfires,
  2. open flames in tents,
  3. fireworks,
  4. stoves with gas canisters,
  5. appliances (electric tea kettles, immersion heaters),
  6. the use of appliances with the campground electrical grid,
  7. damaging campground facilities, including markers, information signs, and advertisement media,
  8. damaging plant life,
  9. disturbing the peace,
  10. littering,
  11. possession of dangerous objects,
  12. possession of alcohol and drugs,
  13. animals (with the exception of seeing-eye dogs, which may accompany visually-impaired individuals at the Campground),
  14. walking onto the airport tarmac,
  15. possession or use of vehicles of any type (including bicycles, motorbikes, scooters, skateboards, etc.),
  16. the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles or other airborne objects.

4. Security and Information Personnel, identified by prominently-displayed identification badges, are permitted to:

  1. verify Attendees’ authorization to be present at the Campground, 
  2. ask individuals to present ID,
  3. examine the clothing and luggage of individuals and to open containers or cans in case of suspicion that saidndividuals are carrying objects mentioned in I Section             7 or Section 3 of this item,
  4. determine a person’s authorization to be present at the Campground, and, in the case of the lack of such authorization, to ask said person to leave the Campground, particularly in the event that the person lacks an Identifier, or their Identifier is torn or damaged, or is not fastened around their wrist,
  5. issue security instructions to persons disturbing public order or behaving in a manner that violates these Rulesand Regulations, and in the case of refusal to cooperate, ask said person to leave the Campground, 
  6. apply physical force in the form of transport and self-defense techniques, handcuffs, or hand-held incapacitating agent dispensers in cases defined in article 11, items       1 and 2 of the Act of May 24, 2013, on means of physical coercion and firearms (Journal of Laws 2017, item 1120), 
  7. apprehend persons posing a direct threat to the life and health of others and protected property, with the purpose of immediate transfer of said persons to the Police.


5. Should a person’s inspected luggage or clothing be found to contain objects that are forbidden to be brought into or carried at the Campground, Security and Information Personnel may refuse entry to the person with whom the said items have been found, or remove the person from the Campground.

6. Persons who have been refused entry into the Campground or removed from the Campground for reasons specified in the Rules and Regulations shall not be reimbursed for their Ticket.

7. Any damages caused by campground guests must be repaired in pursuance with the Civil Code. Persons removed from the Campground or denied entry for reasons specified in the Rules and Regulations are not exempt from repairing any damages these individuals may have caused.
8. Guests are asked to immediately report any concerns, hazards, or complaints regarding the Campground to the Organizer’s staff at the Campground or to Security and Information Personnel.

IV. Festival coupons

1. Festival Coupons are the legal tender exchangeable for goods at the Campground.

2.  Festival Coupons are the sole vouchers entitling the bearers to purchase the above goods.

3.  Money may be exchanged for Coupons at specially-marked exchange booths located at the Campground.

4.  The terms of use of the Festival Coupons are specified in a separate document available at exchange booths.

V. Claims

1. All claims must be submitted to the address of the Organizer: Fundacja „Independent" ul. Alfonsa Górnika 3/5, 40-133 Katowice.

2. Claims will be considered within 14 days of receipt of the claim.

3. If the means of pursuing claims stipulated above have been exhausted, the Customer, as a consumer, may seek resolution of their dispute with the Organizer before                     a consumer court of arbitration at a Voivodeship Inspectorate of Trade Inspection or through mediation services provided by the Trade Inspection.

VI. Final Provisions

1. The Organizer shall not be held accountable for items lost at the Campground or left unattended outside the left luggage facility (including items left in tents).

2. It is forbidden to conduct commercial activity, including the services, trade, or other for-profit activities, at the Campground without the expressed authorization of the Organizer.

3. The Organizer reserves the right to modify the Rules and Regulations.

4. These Rules and Regulations are effective as of December 3, 2018.

The Independent Foundation
 

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