Additional terms & conditions

The General Terms & Conditions of Delivery of NL Actief apply to USC. In addition to this, the following provisions apply:

  1. Customer categories and proof for discount
  • USC has different rates for different categories of customers. To be eligible for category 1 or 2, a member must have a proof for discount on the date of purchase of the (course) membership
  • A proof for discount may be presented at any time via email to our member services (usc@uscsport.nl) or during the next visit at a USC front desk.
  • Chapter 2 sets out, for each type of membership, the conditions for presenting a proof for discount.
  1. Memberships and courses

USC offers various types of memberships and courses. These are explained below along with their corresponding specific conditions.

2.1 Ongoing annual membership

  • A pro rata amount must be paid when purchasing an ongoing annual membership. This is the amount payable for the number of days till the last day of the month of purchase. Subsequently, the monthly amount is charged via direct debit in the first week of each month for 11 consecutive months.
  • To be eligible for category 1 or 2, the member must be able to present a proof for discount after purchasing an ongoing annual membership. If the proof for discount has not been presented by the last day of the month following the month of purchase, an amount corresponding to the category 3 rate will automatically be collected for the subsequent collection terms. Members will be reminded via email to present the proof for discount.
  • After 11 months, calculated from the starting date of the membership, the ongoing annual membership may be cancelled on a monthly basis. The membership can easily be cancelled using the stop button on the My USC site or by sending an email to our member services: usc@uscsport.nl. The date of receipt of the notice of cancellation is decisive. Once the membership is cancelled, it will end on the last day of the month of cancellation.
  • In the twelfth collection term, the same amount as in the previous 11 terms will be charged.
  • To remain eligible for category 1 or 2, the member must be able to demonstrate in the calendar month prior to the thirteenth collection term that he/she still qualifies for the rate corresponding to the relevant category. If this is not done, an amount corresponding to the category 3 rate will automatically be collected from the thirteenth collection term onwards. Between the eleventh and thirteenth collection term, members will be reminded via email to present their proof for discount. Only Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences alumni who fall under category 2 are not required to present their proof for discount every year.
  • As long as they do not cancel their ongoing annual membership and the proof of discount is presented on time, members retain the rate associated with an ongoing annual membership, even after the first 11 collection terms have expired. This excludes the price changes as referred to in Article 7 of the General Terms and Conditions of Delivery of NL Actief.
  • After the first 13 collection terms have expired and in order to remain eligible for category 1 or 2, the member must be able to demonstrate each year in September that he/she still qualifies for the rate associated with the relevant category. If this is not done, an amount corresponding to the category 3 rate will automatically be collected from October onwards. In September, members will be reminded via email to present their proof for discount.
  • It is possible to extend the ongoing annual membership by one year at any time during the membership period. If this is done within the same academic year, i.e. before 1 September, a proof for discount does not have to be presented immediately in order to be eligible for category 1 or 2. This will only need to be done once again in the calendar month prior to the thirteenth collection term of the extended ongoing annual membership.

2.2 Ongoing flex membership

  • A pro rata amount must be paid when purchasing an ongoing flex membership. This is the amount payable for the number of days till the last day of the month of purchase. Subsequently, the membership is always extended by one month. In the first week of each month, the monthly amount is charged via direct debit.
  • The ongoing flex membership may be cancelled at any time. The membership can easily be cancelled using the stop button on the My USC site or by sending an email to our member services: usc@uscsport.nl. The date of receipt of the notice of cancellation is decisive. Once the membership is cancelled, it will end on the last day of the month of cancellation.
  • To be eligible for category 1 or 2, the member must be able to present a proof for discount after purchasing a flex membership. If the proof for discount has not been presented by the last day of the month following the month of purchase, an amount corresponding to the category 3 rate will automatically be collected for the subsequent collection terms. Members will be reminded via email to present the proof for discount.
  • To remain eligible for category 1 or 2, the member must be able to demonstrate each year in September that he/she still qualifies for the rate corresponding to the relevant category. If this is not done, an amount corresponding to the category 3 rate will automatically be collected from October onwards. In September, members will be reminded via email to present their proof for discount.

2.3 10x or 15x entry memberships

  • A 15x entry membership is valid for participating in a sport included in the passe-partout 15 times. This membership is valid for six months from the moment of purchase.
  • A 10x entry climbing membership is valid for accessing the climbing or bouldering facilities 10 times. This membership is valid for six months from the moment of purchase.
  • A 10x entry bouldering membership is valid for accessing the bouldering facilities 10 times. This membership is valid for six months from the moment of purchase.
  • To be eligible for category 1 or 2, a member must have a proof for discount on the date of purchase of the membership. Failure to present a proof for discount will result in discontinuation of the membership, unless the due amount corresponding to category 3 is paid. If the membership is discontinued, the participant will receive a refund, after deduction of the category 3 membership fee for the number of visits already used and administrative costs.

2.4 1x entry pass

  • A 1x entry pass gives one-time access to a sport included in the passe-partout. This pass is valid for one week from the moment of purchase.
  • A 1x entry climbing pass gives one-time access to the climbing or bouldering facilities. This pass is valid for one week from the moment of purchase.
  • A 1x entry bouldering pass gives one-time access to the bouldering facilities. This pass is valid for one week from the moment of purchase.

2.5 Trial membership

  • The trial membership can only be purchased at a USC front desk.
  • The trial membership is valid for one month from the moment of purchase.
  • This membership is valid for participating in a sport included in the passe-partout 3 times.
  • You may only purchase a trial membership if you have never been a member of USC before.
  • You may only purchase a trial membership if you have never used such a trial membership before.
  • You are allowed to divide the three trial classes over the different USC locations. For example: 1x at ClubWest, 1x at Amstelcampus and 1x at Sportcentrum Universum.

2.6 Seasonal memberships

  • Some memberships at USC are on a seasonal basis. These memberships have a fixed start and end date.
  • Seasonal memberships must be paid for in advance at the moment of purchase.
  • To be eligible for category 1 or 2, a member must have a proof for discount on the date of purchase of the membership. Failure to present a proof for discount will result in discontinuation of the membership, unless the due amount corresponding to category 3 is paid. If the membership is discontinued, the participant will receive a refund, after deduction of the category 3 membership fee for the lapsed period and administrative costs.

2.7 Course memberships

  • In addition to the memberships mentioned under 2.1 to 2.6, USC also offers a large number of courses each year. These courses normally start five times a year (four regular course periods and a summer course). The courses usually consist of four, five or nine classes. Except for the intensive courses during the summer, classes are once a week for the duration of the course.
  • Courses must be paid for in advance at the moment of purchase.
  • USC reserves the right to cancel a course if the number of participants is such that it is required to do so.
  • To be eligible for category 1 or 2, a member must have a proof for discount on the date of purchase of the membership. Failure to present a proof for discount will result in discontinuation of the membership, unless the due amount corresponding to category 3 is paid. If the membership is discontinued, the participant will receive a refund, after deduction of the category 3 membership fee for the lapsed period and administrative costs.
  1. Statutory reflection period

If a member invokes the statutory reflection period, the General Terms and Conditions of Delivery of NL Actief apply. With regard to the courses at USC, the following applies: if cancelled up to two weeks before the start of a course, the member will receive a full refund for the course. Cancellation can be done via email: usc@uscsport.nl. The date of receipt of the notice of cancellation is decisive. In case of cancellation within two weeks before the start of the course, no refund will be provided.

  1. Refunds

Refunds are only provided if the amount to be refunded is €20 or more.

  1. Age

You must be at least 16 years old to become a member at USC.