1. This agreement commences either:

· If you are on the club’s premises, once you have indicated your acceptance in the Declaration section of this web sign up process.


· If you are not on the club’s premises, once you have indicated your acceptance in the Declaration section of this web sign up process and then either entered the clubs premises or after a period of 7 days has elapsed, whichever is earlier.

2. Your membership starts immediately.

3. You will be entitled to all the rights and privileges exercisable for the Type of Membership chosen.

4. You cannot transfer this agreement to anyone else.


5. The Total first payment amount is due from you to us, is due immediately and is payable on the 1st Direct Debit Payment Date. This amount is not refundable in any circumstances.

6. The Direct Debit Payment Amount is due from you to us. You are obligated to make the Minimum Number of Direct Debit Payments stated with the first one being paid on the 1st Direct Debit Payment Date, the second on the Second DD payment date and then every month thereafter. For the avoidance of doubt, you are obligated to make every Direct Debit Payment regardless of non attendance, whatever the reason for non attendance may be.

7. If you fail to pay any monies due under this agreement or if any Direct Debit is returned unpaid or any cheque is returned unpaid or if any other form of payment is not honoured for whatever reason, you shall pay us on demand an administration fee of £25.

8. You agree to advise us immediately of any change to the Members Details provided.

9. If you fail to pay any amount due under this agreement for a period of more than thirty days, then we may pass the debt to a third party company for collection. The reasonable costs incurred in employing the third party company will be borne by you including costs in tracing you should you have changed your address without telling us.


10. In order to extend your membership after completing the minimum number of Direct Debit payments, we will automatically continue collecting the Direct Debit Payment Amount every month. Your membership will be extended by one month each payment. Each payment made is not refundable under any circumstances. This Renewal Direct Debit Payment Amount may only be amended if we advise you in writing giving 30 days notice.

Please note – If your membership included the benefit of a Free Period then we will stop making collections during that Free Period and recommence making collections when this free period has finished.

11. During this Renewal Period the only way to cancel your membership is by cancelling your Direct Debit Mandate directly with your Bank.


12. You agree to comply with the Rules of Membership which are displayed prominently in the Club and relate to opening hours, use of facilities and your conduct. We may make reasonable changes to these Rules at any time provided we give you advance notice of the change.

13. If we take no action or let you off any breach of this agreement or give you extra time to pay or comply, it will not stop us enforcing the terms of this agreement strictly at a future date.

14. We may assign the benefit of this agreement and our rights thereunder to a third party on notice to you. Your rights under this agreement will not be prejudiced.

15. This agreement is governed by English Law.

16. We may terminate this agreement with immediate effect on notice to you if you are in breach of the Clubs Rules. In this event you will not be liable to pay any further Direct Debit Payments, provided such breach is not deemed by us to have occurred primarily in order to qualify you for a refund.


The Gym Ipswich is owned and managed by Abbeycroft Leisure. This Privacy Notice sets out what personal information is processed by Abbeycroft Leisure and for which purposes. It also explains the rights you have and how to exercise these.

Abbeycroft Leisure collects and processes personal information which is considered to be ‘personal data’ under the GDPR. The GDPR (and applicable privacy legislation) sets out how we can use your personal data to manage the customer relationship. Abbeycroft Leisure is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that information and to meeting its information protection obligations.

Data controller (responsible for determining what and how personal information is processed):

Abbeycroft Leisure, Ehringshausen Way, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 0ER

Data protection officer:

Emma Haley, information.officer@acleisure.com

What information does Abbeycroft Leisure collect?

Abbeycroft Leisure collects and processes a range of information about you. This can include:

your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number,

date of birth and gender;

the terms and conditions of your membership / use; health information (with your explicit consent);

details of your bank account for direct debit purposes;

information about dependants and emergency contacts, where a legitimate interest exists; information about your usage of the facilities;

evidence of concessionary status (where applicable); payment status;

cookies are collected when you use our website.

Abbeycroft Leisure is not responsible for the content or data collection of third party websites, where links exist on the website www.thegymipswich.co.uk.

How personal information is collected

Abbeycroft Leisure collects this information in a variety of ways. For example, information is collected through membership applications, inductions, from correspondence with you, through our website; or through other assessments.

Information is stored in a range of different places, including in your membership file, in the membership management system (Membr), and in Abbeycroft Leisure's IT systems (including the email system).

Why does Abbeycroft Leisure process personal information?

Abbeycroft Leisure processes information based on the following reasons:

as part of a contract:

to offer access to the services we provide and

to meet its obligations under your membership contract (where applicable) to ensure we comply with any health and safety laws

to process direct debit payments based on consent:

for marketing purposes,

for collection of health data

because we have a legitimate interest:

to contact you regarding your service access and appointments to monitor and evaluate services offered to develop the offering when you make an enquiry to us

to protect against fraud

In certain circumstances, we may have to process customer information to respond to and defend against legal claims.

Where Abbeycroft Leisure relies on legitimate interests as a reason for processing information, it has considered whether or not those interests are overridden by the rights and freedoms of customers and has concluded that they are not.

Some special categories of personal information, such as information about health or medical conditions, is processed to carry out health and safety law obligations and is only collected with explicit consent.

Where Abbeycroft Leisure processes other special categories of personal information, such as information about ethnic origin this is done for the purposes of equal opportunities monitoring and is voluntarily given.

Who has access to information?

Your information will be shared internally, including with the management team, and fitness team if access to the information is necessary for performance of their roles.

Abbeycroft Leisure shares your information with third parties in order to process payments, keep you updated with our services and news, administer memberships and bookings, and process accidents.

Third Parties within the EEA that can be used to process your information include:

Membr to process memberships; West Suffolk IT Services manage the whole IT system including emails; 3IT to raise invoices and pay suppliers; Sicon to raise purchase orders; Payaway to pay suppliers; Bankline to make one off payments and process customer refunds; Harlands and Stripe to process payments.

Abbeycroft Leisure do not transfer data to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).

How does Abbeycroft Leisure protect information?

Abbeycroft Leisure takes the security of your information seriously. Abbeycroft Leisure has internal policies and controls in place to try to ensure that your information is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by its employees in the performance of their duties. The following sets out measures taken to protect your information:

An annual training programme exists for staff to develop their awareness.

Restricted access to systems and information relevant to the job role are in place to ensure

only the necessary people have access to relevant information

A comprehensive set of policies exist which form part of our staff employment contract.

Where Abbeycroft Leisure engages third parties to process personal information on its behalf, they do so on the basis of written instructions, are under a duty of confidentiality and are obliged to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of information.

For how long does Abbeycroft Leisure keep information?

Abbeycroft Leisure will hold your personal information for the duration of your membership or use of the facilities (if not a member). It will hold your personal information for the minimum amount of time necessary after the end of membership or usage and this will be held for no longer than 3 years.


As an information subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

withdraw consent, where this is the basis for processing; access and obtain a copy of your information on request;

require Abbeycroft Leisure to change incorrect or incomplete information;

require Abbeycroft Leisure to delete or stop processing your information, for example where

the information is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing;

object to the processing of your information where Abbeycroft Leisure is relying on its

legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing;

ask Abbeycroft Leisure to stop processing information for a period if information is inaccurate or there is a dispute about whether or not your interests override Abbeycroft

Leisure's legitimate grounds for processing information; and

request to move your information to a different service provider.

You can exercise any of these rights by completing an online application form here http://thegymipswich.co.uk/privacy-policy.php or in writing to the Data Protection Officer, information.officer@acleisure.com.

If you believe that Abbeycroft Leisure has not complied with your information protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner. The helpline is 0303 123 1113.

What if you do not provide personal information?

If you do not provide Abbeycroft Leisure with information requested there is a possibility you may not be able to access the services you would like to access.

Automated decision-making

Abbeycroft Leisure does not currently make decisions based solely on automated decision-making.

This privacy policy will be reviewed annually and updates will be made as and when they are needed. Please check this document periodically to keep yourself informed.