“OFF FESTIVAL” KATOWICE, DOLINA TRZECH STAWÓW, August 6–9, 2010 RULES AND REGULATIONS
§ 1 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 2009, no. 62, item 504) and in accordance with the Act of April 23, 1964, Civil Code (Journal of Laws no. 16 item 93 with subsequent amendments).
2. The Rules are published by Fundacja “Independent,” based in Mysłowice at ul. Powstańców 23, postal code 41-400, entered into the register of associations, other social and professional organizations, foundations, and public health care facilities under KRS:0000299949, NIP: 2220846119, REGON:240858978 (hereinafter called “the Organizers”), the organizers of the event called “Off Festival Katowice,” which will be held on August 6-8, 2010 in Katowice at Dolina Trzech Stawów (hereinafter called “the Event”).
The Rules apply to all persons present at the location at which the Event is held during the entire duration of the Event. Each person present at said location during the duration of the Event must abide by the provisions set out in the Rules below.
3. The purpose of the Rules is to ensure the security of the Event by specifying rules of behavior for those participating in the Event and rules for using the Event Grounds, as well as to regulate the rights and responsibilities of participants resulting from their purchases of tickets.
§ 2 Definitions.
The definitions of words used in these Rules are as follows:
a) “Ticket” – individual permission granted by the Organizers for the Attendee to enter the Event. The Ticket is exchanged for an Identifier (wristband) upon first entrance to the Festival Grounds.
b) “Identifier” – a wristband of a design chosen by the Organizers. Attendees are required to fasten the wristband on their right or left wrists before entering the Festival grounds. The Identifier may only be used by one person. It is forbidden to transfer or lend the Identifier to others. A damaged, torn, lost, or stolen Identifier is the liability of the Attendee and shall be considered invalid;
c) “Attendee” – a participant of the Event, as permitted by the Identifier, issued in exchange for the Ticket. The Attendee may by an adult or a minor aged 6 to 18. Minors aged 6 to 15 may only participate in the Event if accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or other authorized adult, and at the liability of said adult, after the adult has signed a liability (including financial liability) waiver for the minor upon first entry to the Event. Parent or legal guardian liability waivers may be found at www.off-festival.pl;
d) “Event Grounds” – the designated area of the the mass event at Dolina Trzech Stawów in Katowice where the artistic events of the Festival will take place, not including the VIP Zone, the Food Court, and the Festival Village;
e) “Festival Village” – the designated area outside the Event Grounds, accessible for a fee to Event Attendees, intended for use as a campground for a maximum of 1,500 tents, together with sanitary facilities;
f) “Food Court” – the designated area outside the Event Grounds where Event Attendees may exchange Festival Coupons for beverages (hot and cold) and food (hot and cold).
g) “Festival Coupons” – legal tender exchangeable at the Food Court exclusively for beverages and other articles. Rules pertaining to the use of Festival Coupons are listed in separate Rules and Regulations, available at www.off-festival.pl and at exchange points;
h) “VIP Zone” – a designated area outside the Event Grounds accessible only to authorized persons bearing the appropriate Identifier.
§ 3 SALE OF TICKETS AND ADMISSION.
1. Tickets are sold exclusively at authorized points of sales. A list of authorized points of sales is available at www.off-festival.pl
2. Tickets may be sold at the price printed on the Ticket exclusively. The resale of Tickets at prices higher than that printed on the Ticket is prohibited. The resale of Tickets by auction, bidding, contest, and resale for profit outside authorized points of sale is prohibited.
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 Organizers (or their representatives) without reimbursement.
4. Regardless of the fulfillment of items 3 and 4, admission onto the Event Grounds will refused to persons against whom a legally binding court order has been issued, barring said person from:
a) attending mass events, in the case of persons convicted of actions mentioned in art. 22 of the Law on the Safety of Mass Events,
b) 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.
5. The Organizers of the Event may also refuse admission to, and presence at, the Event to persons who:
a) lack an Identifier,
b) are under the visible influence of alcohol, narcotics, psychoactive substances, or other substance with similar effects (including pharmaceuticals),
c) are carrying weapons or other objects, materials, products, beverages, or substances mentioned in article 4 item 9 of these Rules and Regulations,
d) are behaving in an aggressive or provocative fashion, or in any other way that constitues a safety or security hazard to the Event,
e) cannot be identified due to their appearance,
f) are carrying plastic or glass containers or cans, etc.
g) are carrying other dangerous objects,
h) cannot present valid identification.
6. Objects shall be deemed dangerous at the discretion of the Security Personnel.
§ 4 SAFETY REGULATIONS
1. The Organizers shall ensure the security of those attending the Event and provide security during the Event through:
a) Security Personnel and information personnel, identified by characteristic pieces of clothing and/or identification badges,
b) a chief of security, hired to direct the Security Personnel and organize their work,
c) medical assistance and sanitary facilities.
2. Event Attendees and all those present at the Event Grounds are required to obey instructions given by the Security Personnel and the chief of security. Attendees may only refuse to obey said instructions if the instructions are in contradiction to generally binding laws.
3. Event Attendees and all those present at the Event 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. It is prohibited to damage markers, information signs, advertising media, and equipment at the Event Grounds. Attendees are required to use sanitary facilities exclusively in the manner intended.
4. Event Attendees and all those present at the Event Grounds are required to wear a valid Identifier on their wrists. The lack of an Identifier, or an Identifier that is torn or damaged, as well as an Identifier that is not fastened around the wrist constitute unequivocal grounds for the removal of the Attendee from the Event Grounds.
5. Security Personnel, identified by identification badges worn in a visible area, are permitted, in accordance with the Law on the Safety of Mass Events, to:
a) check Attendees’ authorization to attend the Event,
b) ask Attendees to present ID,
c) examine the clothing and luggage of Attendees, in case of suspicion that said Attendees are carrying objects mention in item 9 of this article,
d) 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,
e) 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 restraining locks and similar defense techniques in the case of a threat to the property with which the Security Personnel have been entrusted, or to resist an attack against Security Personnel or another person, in accordance with article 38 of the Act of August 22, 1997 on the protection of persons and property (Journal of Laws no. 114, item 740 with subsequent amendments),
g) 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.
6. Security Personnel are required to remove from the Event Grounds persons whose behavior disturbs public order or violates the Rules and Regulations.
7. Depending on the potential risks and needs, Security 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.
8. Security Personnel determine a person’s authorization to be present at the Event by:
a) checking whether the person has a valid ticket, or an identifier that has been issued in exchange for the ticket,
as well as by
b) comparing the presented document with a sample.
9. It is forbidden to bring in and carry the following at the Event:
a) weapons or other dangerous objects,
d) materials that may cause a fire hazard,
e) alcoholic beverages,
f) narcotics and psychoactive substances.
10. It is forbidden to enter the Event Grounds with animals, with the exception of blind Attendees, who may enter the Event Grounds with their seeing-eye dogs.
11. It is forbidden to provide services, trade, or conduct any other commercial activity at the Event Grounds without the consent of the Organizers.
12. It is forbidden to bring in to the Event and carry professional cameras, video cameras, and other audio-video recording equipment. Only accredited journalists and photographers are permitted to take pictures during the duration of 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).
13. Attendees may be adults, or minors under the supervision and at the liability of a parent, legal guardian, or other authorized adult.
14. The Organizers, meaning the persons acting in their name and at their request, are authorized to check the ID of every person entering and exiting the Event, as well as those present at the Event, especially with the purpose of investigating the circumstances mentioned in the above items.
15. Should the inspected luggage or clothing be found to contain objects that are forbidden to be brought into or carried at the Event, Security Personnel may refuse entry to the person with whom the said items have been found, or remove the person from the Event Grounds.
16. Persons who have been refused entry into the Event or removed from the Event Grounds shall not be reimbursed for their Ticket or any other claims.
17. The Organizers shall provide fire safety by ensuring the staff and Security Personnel are familiar with the location of hydrants and extinguishers, as well as protocol in case of fire. The Organizers shall also provided the following training to Security Personnel: evacuation protocol, notifying the fire department, use of hand-held fire extinguishers, and first-aid training.
§ 5 REMAINING RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ATTENDEES.
1. A purchased Ticket cannot be exchanged or returned. The Organizers reserve the right to cancel the Event without prior notice. The Organizers will not be required to provide any reimbursement, compensation, or restitution to Ticket bearers, aside from the price printed on the Ticket for the canceled Event.
2. The legal tender at the Event Grounds and the Food Court is the festival coupon, which can be exchanged for such goods as food and beverages. Money can be exchanged for coupons at specially marked points on the Event Grounds. Rules pertaining to the use of Festival Coupons are listed in separate Rules and Regulations, available at www.off-festival.pl and at exchange points
3. The Organizer reserves the right to decide and amend the program of the Event with just cause, as well as the right to decide and amend the list of performers and scheduling of the program without prior consultation, reimbursement, compensation, or restitution to the Ticket bearer.
4. Event Attendees and others present at the Event Grounds may be subject to prolonged exposure to sound levels that may cause hearing damage. Attendees participate in the Event at their own risk. Those particularly at risk include pregnant women and persons suffering from epilepsy.
5. The Organizers shall record the Event for the purpose of documenting, promoting, and advertising the Event, future events, the Organizers, and the sponsors. The faces of those participating in the Event may be recorded and subsequently published for the purpose of documentation, journalism, advertising, and promotion, to which the Attendee agrees at the moment they enter the Event Grounds.
§ 6 FINAL PROVISIONS
1. The Organizers reserve all rights to the name and logo of the Event. Official programs and gadgets associated with the Event shall be sold exclusively at the Event Grounds or at points of sale authorized by the Organizers.
2. The status of a sponsor of the Event may be granted exclusively by the Organizers.
3. The Organizers shall not be held responsible for Force Majeure. Force Majeure shall be considered any event that lies beyond the control of the Organizers and which makes the fulfillment of the Organizers responsibilities and duties impossible. The following shall especially be considered Force Majeure: atmospheric conditions, breakdowns or disruptions of the equipment providing electricity, heating, and lighting, and actions undertaken by national or local authorities with regards to laws, policies, and rules that affect the fulfillment of the above responsibilities and/or duties.
4. The above Rules and Regulations are available at: www.off-festival.pl as well as festival information points.
5. Security Personnel may issue their own security and fire safety instructions, in accordance with binding laws/
6. All issues not settled herein are regulated by the appropriate laws, particularly the Law on the Safety of Mass Events.
7. The above Rules and Regulations are effective as of June 15, 2010.
FESTIVAL COUPON RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. The festival coupon is legal tender exclusively for food and beverages at concession stands located on the grounds of “OFF Festival Katowice 2010”, which takes place at Dolina Trzech Stawów in Katowice, August 6-9, 2010 (hereinafter called “the Festival”).
2. Festival attendees may purchase items at concession stands on the Festival grounds exclusively with festival coupons, with exception of select designated concession stands where payment can be made by MasterCard PayPass.
3. Festival coupons may be used for purchases on August 6, 7, and 8, as well as on the night of August 8/9, 2010, during concession stand opening hours, that is 12:00 pm to 4:00 am.
1. Festival coupons are valued at 2.00 PLN (two Polish złoty).
2. The prices of beverages and other food products available at concession stands on the Festival grounds shall be the equivalent or multiple of the value of 1 (one) festival coupon.
3. The prices of beverages and other food products sold on Festival grounds shall be listed in Polish złoty.
4. In transactions conducted with the use of festival coupons, change shall not be given in cash.
1. Festival coupons can be purchased exclusively at designated booths on the Festival grounds from August 6 to 8, from 12:00 pm.
2. Festival coupons can be purchased on the Festival grounds exclusively for cash.
3. Festival coupons not issued by the Festival Organizers or coupons lacking the appropriate security features shall not be respected on the Festival grounds and shall not be returned.
1. Festival attendees who have not used all their purchased festival coupons during the Festival may returned the unused coupons for a refund of the equivalent cash value.
2. Damaged or destroyed festival coupons shall not be refunded for cash.
3. Festival attendees may return their unused festival coupons to designated exchange booths on August 9, 2010, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon) exclusively.
4. After the above deadline, festival coupons shall be void and shall not be exchanged for cash.
FOOD COURT RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Food Court is excluded from the Festival grounds. Security checks will be conducted at entrances and exits. Minors and intoxicated persons will not be sold cigarettes and alcohol.
All food products, beverages, and beer are sold for festival coupons exclusively. Money can be exchanged for festival coupons at the booths located at the entrance to the food court and the main entrance to the Festival.
The following are forbidden at the Food Court:
1. drinking any alcoholic beverages aside from the beer sold at the food court 2. littering 3. disposing of cigarette butts in trash cans or flicking them onto the grass 4. wading/swimming in the lake, or throwing objects/trash into the lake 5. consuming beverages not purchased at the Food Court of Festival grounds 6. drug use 7. taking any glass containers or food out of the Food Court and onto the Festival Grounds.
The organizers kindly ask that you:
1. sort trash and other refuse into specially marked bins 2. dispose of cigarette butts in ashtrays 3. do not rearrange furniture more than is necessary 4. do not feed the dolphins in the lake 5. smoke only in designated areas, or in a manner that is not cumbersome to non-smokers.
Persons under the influence of narcotics, whose behavior constitutes a threat to others, or who refuse to obey the rules of the Food Court may be removed from the premises (including the Festival grounds) without the right to return.