Hearts FC

Terms

The terms and conditions upon which Ticket Centre sales are issued are as set out below. Heart of Midlothian is hereby referred to as ‘the club’.

Additionally, be aware that issue of a Season Ticket and match ticket is subject to Ground Regulations and the Scottish Professional Football League's policy on Unacceptable Conduct. Full details are available at www.heartsfc.co.uk. 

These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time. 
 

General Terms

1. Concessions are defined as all those Under 18 years of age, OAPs over 65 years and students in full time education. Proof of age (including matriculation ID card for students) is required. Only photographic identification will be acceptable. Where concession categories are broken down individual specific age groups or categories apply. Anyone found incorrectly using any ticket type who does not meet the criteria for that ticket will be removed from the ground and no refund will be given.

2. From time to time, the club may wish to keep you up to date with the latest information from the club. Such communication includes email, text, telephone and direct mail and will only involve activity directly related to the club. If you do not wish to receive such information please alert us at the time of sale or tick the appropriate box on the application form. You can be removed from this database at any time by emailing supporterservices@homplc.co.uk or calling 0333 043 1874, option 1, then option 8 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).

3. From time to time, the club teams up with a selection of carefully chosen commercial partners to bring fans a diverse range of opportunities. If you do not wish to receive such communication please alert us at the time of sale or tick the appropriate box on the application form. You can be removed from this database at any time by emailing supporterservices@homplc.co.uk or calling 0333 043 1874, option 1, then option 8 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).

4. Please note that you must include all payment information. You should ensure you have sufficient funds in order that payment may be taken as instructed. Applications where payment is declined will be considered void.

 

Season Ticket Terms

1. Season Tickets are sold in the Main Stand, Wheatfield Stand and Gorgie stand and are valid for all Ladbrokes Premiership games at Tynecastle during the specified season.

2. Two Under 13s per Adult Season Ticket purchased. We will require a valid passport or birth certificate for any under 13 purchases prior to cards being issued.

3. All concessions must be within the age band on Monday 1st August 2016 (first game of season). SmartCards will not be activated until the appropriate ID has been seen by the club. Students should be in full-time education for the duration of the 2016/17 season to qualify for a Student ticket.

4. The club reserves the right to move you from your designated season seat without prior notice. If this is the case an alternative seat to the same value will be issued.

5. Season Tickets are non-refundable after they have been purchased regardless of how many games have been played in a season. No discount or refund will be offered for any games missed or that the holder could not attend.

6. Flexible Payment Plan From Zebra Finance - Choosing this option only guarantees you a Season Ticket if accepted by our payment partner, Zebra Finance. All applications are subject to a credit check. The club will process these applications after authorisation from Zebra Finance and you will be contacted by them regarding the success or otherwise of your application. Please note all four month payment plans will have a £20 admin fee added on to your total amount payable when you receive your credit agreement.

7. Your Hearts Season Smartcard remains the property of Heart of Midlothian plc. Its issue is subject to Ground Regulations, Terms and Conditions and the Scottish Premier League's policy on Unacceptable Conduct. Details are available online or in writing from Heart of Midlothian Supporter Services, Ticket Centre, Tynecastle Stadium, McLeod Street, Edinburgh, EH11 2NL. An administration charge is payable for lost cards.

8. Season Ticket holders who have forgotten their SmartCard for any given match can be issued with a paper ticket for access to the ground for that game only. The ticket will be issued subject to the holders SmartCard having not been used for the game. A ticket can be requested from the Ticket Centre however the club will not “fast track” any requests. The club reserves the right not to issue a replacement.

9. Season Ticket holders can upgrade concession tickets an alternative concession or Adult ticket. A discount will be offered on the match ticket price to use the Season Ticket seat. The discount shall be calculated by the Season Ticket purchase price being divided by 19 home games. This figure shall then be removed from the match ticket price the seat is being upgraded to.

 

Match Ticket Terms

1. Match tickets are issued by, and shall remain the property of, Heart of Midlothian plc.

2. Tickets shall be void if re-sold at a premium or for commercial purposes, or used as prizes in competitions or lotteries, without the clubs’ prior written consent.

3. Tickets are issued subject to the Tynecastle Stadium Ground Regulations, copies of which are available from Heart of Midlothian.

4. Match tickets are non-refundable. No refund for a ticket will be made if the match is postponed and played upon a future date (although this ticket will, unless otherwise advised by the club, remain valid for that match), or if the match is abandoned.

5. If you lose your tickets the club cannot offer reprints for tickets once they have been dispatched from the Ticket Centre.

6. No photographs, video recordings, sound recordings or similar may be made within the stadium without the clubs’ prior written approval. Entry to the stadium may be denied to persons with audio, visual and/or audio/visual recording equipment of any sort, or anyone who is (or becomes) under the influence of alcohol, or is carrying any articles prohibited by the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995.

7. Any person seeking to use a Ticket in breach of these conditions may be denied entry to the stadium or ejected from it. In any such event that person may also be subject to legal action by the club, and the club reserves the right to retain any money paid for the Ticket.

8. Admission cannot be guaranteed if the bearer arrives at the stadium less than 30 minutes before the advertised kick-off.

9. On entering the stadium, the bearer must retain the Ticket for the duration of the match.

10. The failure, or delay, by the club to exercise a right or remedy under these terms and conditions or by law does not constitute a waiver of that (or any other) right or remedy.

11. These terms and conditions are governed by Scots law, and any dispute relating to them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.

12. Under 13’s match tickets can only be bought in conjunction with a full paying Adult priced ticket. There is a limit of two U13 tickets per Adult ticket. Where there is no Adult ticket purchased, an U18 should be purchased.

13. Student tickets are only available to purchase from the ticket office directly. In order to purchase student tickets, a valid student ID that states you are studying full-time is required.

14. For any Category A matches the club will only sell tickets to customers who have an active account and recent purchase history. If you fail to meet this criteria you will be refused sale.

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995

Warning: It is an offence, punishable by law, for any person to enter, or attempt to enter, the stadium:

1. Whilst in the possession of a controlled container, which is or was capable of holding liquid and which if thrown was capable of injury to another person, or any other prohibited articles (such as cans, bottles, flasks, fireworks or flares).

2. Whilst in possession of alcohol.

3. Whilst under the influence of alcohol.

In the interests of safety, the instructions of the Police and stewards must be obeyed at all times.

Please note that smoking is strictly prohibited at Tynecastle Stadium.

Hospitality Packages

Under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, when the Club sells tickets for corporate match day hospitality which includes alcohol, the maximum number of drinks per person will be limited to ten. This is to ensure that the Club does not breach the terms of the mandatory conditions placed by statute on the Premises Licence.

Dress Code

Collar & Tie – Gorgie Suite/Bobby Walker Suite/Directors Box Smart casual – John Robertson Lounge Casual- Willie Bauld Suite

Cancellations

In the event of cancellation of any booking by a client, the client shall pay to the Club a cancellation fee calculated as follows:

Notification Times and Cancellation Charges

15–8 days prior to the event 25% of booking value 7-4 days prior to the event 50% of booking value Within 3 day of the event 100% of booking value

Cancellation fees payable may be waived or reduced at the sole discretion of the Club.

 

Obligations

Clients shall be responsible for the orderly conduct of their guests and shall ensure that nothing is done or omitted to be done that will constitute a breach of the law, or in any way cause nuisance to or be an infringement of an occasion, or lead to possible forfeiture or endorsement of any licence for the sale of alcohol. The Club reserves the right to eject any persons who are deemed to be drunk, abusive or causing a nuisance to other guests or staff. The Club can accept no responsibility for the property of clients and guests in attendance at match day hospitality. Any items deposited in the Gorgie Suite Cloakroom and designated hanging areas in relation to the Willie Bauld Suite/John Robertson Lounge/Bobby Walker Suite/Directors Box shall be at the owner’s own risk and without obligation on the part of the Club.

Match Day Hospitality

The Club shall not be liable for any delay in performing or failure to perform its obligations relative to match day hospitality as a result of fire, shortage of labour or food supplies, strikes, industrial disputes or other causes beyond the control of either party. The hospitality package is personal to the client and shall not be transferred or resold without the prior written consent of the Club.

FIXTURES

The Club reserves the right to change its advertised fixtures without notice and without liability. The fixtures cannot be guaranteed to take place on a particular day at any particular time.

 

REGULATIONS OPERATED WITHIN AND AROUND TYNECASTLE STADIUM(“the Stadium”)

The Club cannot guarantee that the seat of the client or guest will not be affected by adverse weather conditions. Standing is forbidden in seated viewing areas of the Stadium. Foul, abusive or racist language or conduct is totally forbidden within the Stadium. Please note that the Club operates a non-smoking policy at the Stadium. The Stadium is covered by C.C.T.V, which is operated by the Club and recorded on a 24 hour basis.

Please note that it is an offence punishable by law for any person to enter or attempt to enter the Stadium: 1. Whilst in possession of a prohibited container which is or was capable of holding liquid and which if thrown would be capable of causing injury to another person. 2. Whilst in possession of alcohol. 3. Whilst drunk. 4. Whilst in possession of any article or substance whose main purpose is the emission of a flare for purposes of illuminating or signalling or the emission of smoke or a visible gas. 5. Whilst in possession of any article which is a firework. Note: all persons entering the ground may be searched by the police.

 

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall limit either party’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or fraudulent misrepresentation. However to the fullest extent permissible neither the Club nor any of its Officers or Agents shall be responsible for any loss, damage or injury suffered by any client, or any guest, in or upon any part of the Stadium or car park offered for use as part of the match day hospitality or for any loss of profit, loss of use, loss of opportunity or any indirect economic or consequential losses whatsoever.

Standard Competition T&Cs

By entering a competition on Heart of Midlothian’s website or social media channels you are agreeing to the club storing and using your information for marketing purposes; we will not share your information with any third party without your permission. Your details will be added to the club’s database and you will receive promotional emails from time to time. You can opt out at any time by clicking on ‘unsubscribe’ on any email received. If adding any photos/videos to our social media channels, you are granting permission for these images/videos to be used online by Heart of Midlothian Football Club (HMFC).

By submitting photos/videos you understand and agree that HMFC, has no obligation to publish your photos/videos. You must be the author/copyright holder of any images/videos submitted in connection with a competition. Entries must be submitted no later than 23:59 on the closing date advertised. The competition winner(s) will be announced within 48hrs of the winner(s) accepting the prize.

Entry rules: please read the following rules carefully. If you enter one of our competitions, we will assume that you have read these rules and agree to abide by them: a) To enter this competition you must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. b) Employees of HMFC, their friends and members of their immediate families are not eligible to enter. c) All entries must be via channel indicated in the competition description. d) Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified. e) No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are not received for any reason whatsoever. f) The winner will be the entrant(s) selected by a judge (or number of judges) as appointed by HMFC. g) The judging decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. h) The closing date is as specified: however, HMFC reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time. i) If you win this competition, we will notify you by either email or phone. If we cannot contact you or you do not respond within 48 hours, we reserve the right to offer the prize to another competition entrant, and so on, until the prize is claimed. j) The listed prize is non-negotiable. k) The prize is non-transferable to any other person. l) No prize or part of a prize is exchangeable for cash or services. m) If an advertised prize is not available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize or similar value. n) In the event of any promotional partner failing to provide any element(s) of any competition prize for any reason whatsoever, HMFC will act in good faith to endeavour to replace that/those element(s), but cannot be held responsible for that/those element(s) not provided. o) Please read our Terms of Use that explains how we use any personal information we collect and store from competition entries. p) HMFC reserves the right to amend these rules at any time. We may also create rules that will apply to a specific competition only. If we do this we will publish the amended competition rules and/or specific competition rules on the relevant competition page. Please be aware! Social Media promotions are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By participating you hereby release and hold harmless Facebook from any and all liability associated with this promotion. Entrants are providing information HMFC and its promotional partners, not to Facebook or any other social media company.

 

Effective from June 2014.

 

HEARTS TV

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If you decide to cancel your subscription prior to using the Hearts TV Service, you will be entitled to a full refund of the Fee.  We will refund such sums by crediting your credit / debit card (as applicable). Any notice given by you after you access the Service, will not be entitled to receive a refund.

If you wish to cancel your subscription, you can access the payment agent website via the ‘Cancel Subscription’ link located under the ‘Subscription’ area and follow the cancellation instructions. Confirmation of your cancellation will appear on screen.  When you cancel your monthly or annual subscription you shall be entitled to access the content pursuant to your subscription contract until the expiry of the period for which you have paid the subscription fee.  If you wish to contact us in respect of this Service please email support@homplc.co.uk.

Online Use

The use of a virtual private network (VPN) to change your IP location in order to allow live streaming in the UK & Ireland is strictly prohibited.  SPORTSMEDIA GB have systems in place to monitor such activity and any person found using these services will have their account blocked immediately.