Membership application is open to any person who is 18 years and over, organization, or other entity who supports the mission and purposes of the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago. Organization Membership application is open to any U.S.-based 501(c) non-profit organization or those eligible for such status.
If you are buying membership of the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago ("FACC")for your own use, or if you are making use of FACC Gift Membership after it was bought for you by someone else, then by your action you agree and accept that these Membership terms and conditions apply between us. Memberships are non-transferrable. If you don't agree and accept these terms and conditions you must not buy, or make use of, an FACC Membership.
The Rizal Community Center ("our premises") is located at 1332 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, Illinois 60613, and operates under the aegis of the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago, whose Board of Directors are collectively responsible for its generneral management. The FACC is governed in accordance with the Illinois Human Rights Act of 1979 and the Illinois General Not for Profit Act of 1986.
Except as stated in condition 8.5 below references to 'we' or 'us' are references to the FIlipino American Council of Greater Chicago and the Rizal Community Center jointly and severally.
References to 'FACC Member' or 'Membership' refer to annual subscription-based Membership of the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago.
References to 'you' 'your' 'yourself' in these Membership terms and conditions generally refer to any person buying Membership for their own use or to any person making use of Membership that was bought for them by someone else. However, in conditions three to seven below the references to 'you' 'your' 'yourself' shall also refer to any person buying Membership for someone else.
Privacy and data protection requirements are governed by the Privacy Statement of the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago and applicable law from time to time relating to the processing of personal data and privacy including (where applicable).
Our acceptance of your application (or your utilization of Member benefits in the case of gift recipients) will bring into force a legally binding contract between us and you, and these Membership terms and conditions will form the basis of that contract through which we will deliver a service to you as a Member. You agree Membership terms and conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of Illinois and the Cook County courts of the State of Illinois shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute or matter arising in connection with them or the matters contemplated within them.
These Membership terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and supersede any previous agreement relating to Membership.
You agree that in becoming a Member you do not rely on, and shall have no remedy in respect of, any statement, representation or understanding other than as expressly set out in these Membership terms and conditions.
The Rizal Community Center is more than a building. It is a welcoming, dynamic place for people of all backgrounds who support the FACC's mission and purposes.
In the conduct of all aspects of its activities, the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.
Our Membership team will aim to respond to any inquiry received within five working days. This may be an acknowledgement of receipt while further investigations are carried out. If you have any questions or complaints please contact our Membership team:
Write to: Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago, 1332 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, Illinois 60613
Adminsitrative hours are 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and by 9.00 am –2:00 pm (by appointment) Tuesdays (excluding public holidays).
1.1 As a Member you will receive a range of benefits. Membership packages generally include:
Introductory welcome pack
The opportunity to attend Members' events held at our premises or virtual via ZOOM (some of which may be may involve additional charges)
Discount for select FACC-sponsored workshops, performances, and programs
Advance event notice
Offers from third parties
1.2 In addition to the above and, for so long as the Board of Directors of the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago are able and willing to permit the concession to continue, Membership may also entitle you to free entry to select programs and events at our premises. You should be aware that the Board of Directors of the Filpino American Council of Greater Chicago reserve the right to withdraw this concession from Members.
1.3 Any third party providers of a benefit included in your Membership package will have absolute discretion in relation to the provision of those benefits and their services are supplied on their own terms and conditions. We are not responsible for, and do not accept any liability for, loss or damage suffered as a result of a fault, error or omission in the provision of such services.
1.4 We reserve the right to amend the Member benefits. You will be informed of any change to Member benefits via email.
2.1 To ensure you can make use of your Member benefits you are asked to bring your Membership card (or Welcome email, if your Membership card is yet to be received) with you whenever you visit our premises. This card will be requested to check that the Membership is valid and to record your use of your benefits. You may be asked to present identification to verify that the card is yours.
2.2 Membership cards are issued for the named card holder only. You may not transfer your Membership to another person or allow another person to use your card.
2.3 If you possess an 'Admits 2' Membership you are entitled to share your Membership benefits with an invited guest, visiting our premises with you. You may not sell or transfer for profit or commercial gain your right to share your Membership benefits with an invited guest.
2.4 Membership is valid until the date of expiration shown on your card. If you lose your Membership card we will replace it free of charge on the first occasion. However, we may charge a small administrative fee if we are asked to provide another replacement card subsequently.
2.5 We aim to ensure that you are able to visit our programs and events upon your arrival and without delay. However, on days of particularly high visitor numbers we may need to give you a ticket for timed entry at a particular time during the day.
2.6 We reserve the right not to fulfil, or to cancel, your Membership, and to require you to leave our premises, if you are found to be in breach of these conditions or of the Rizal Community Centers's Policies, which are general conditions managing the rights of everyone entering our premises.
3.1 We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, and for any lawful reason, to reject any application for membership.
3.2 Membership is granted upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee and provided all dues are paid.
3.3 On receipt of your application we will debit your card or process the Direct Debit payment for the appropriate fee. However our acceptance of your application for Membership remains subject to approval by us. If for any reason we cannot accept your application we will confirm that your account has been re-credited (if applicable).
3.4 If we are unable to obtain payment authorization from the issuer of your card or from your bank in the case of direct bebit payments and a Membership has already been issued to you, we will require the return of your Membership card and that you forfeit any benefits..
4.1 We reserve the right to amend the price of Membership subscriptions. You will be informed of any change to subscription rates with your renewal letter.
5.1 The credit/debit card information you provide us for a Membership transaction will be used by us solely for the purpose of processing that Membership transaction.
5.2 We cannot accept credit/debit card payments by email and we will decline to accept payment by that mean
6.1 If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your direct debit, we will notify you (normally 10 working days) in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If we request to collect a payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request.
6.2 If an error has been made in the payment of your direct debit by us or your bank, you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount erroneously paid from your bank. If you receive a refund in an amount you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when requested to do so by us.
6.3 You can cancel a direct debit at any time by simply contacting your bank. Written confirmation may be required. We would be grateful if you also notify us using the contact methods set out above.
7.1 If you change your mind about subscribing as a Member after purchasing, you may request a refund by notifying the Membership team in writing within 14 days of purchase. Please note that any refund will be subject to deduction of the value of any benefits used within this period (e.g. exhibition entry tickets) and a small administrative fee. PLEASE NOTE: If you set up a direct debit to buy Membership, but cancel it after you have enjoyed Membership benefits and before the Membership fee has been paid to us, you must nevertheless pay for the benefits you have received to terminate your Membership contract with us.
7.2 The cancellation of an Individual, Organization, Affilitate, or other member does not relieve such member from any obligations such member may have to the FACC for dues, assessments, or fees or charges for goods or services. In any Organization or Affiliate partner relationship, once the contract is cancelled then all of its appointed representative members may also be considered cancelled and forfeit of their individual member rights. The Board of Directors, on written application of any member whose membership has been cancelled may reinstate the member subject to conditions the Board may prescribe.
8.2 Communications by post form part of the Membership benefits you have purchased, but you can request not to receive these communications by contacting the Membership team.
8.3 Marketing communications by email are also offered to ensure you can make the most of your Membership benefits. Please contact the Membership team should you no longer wish to receive them. Your email will then only be held and used for service messages regarding the administration of your Membership.
8.4 Should you wish to ask us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you, correct or request deletion of any data you supplied as a Member, please contact the Membership team. Once we have received your request, we will take appropriate steps to answer your request, delete your data or cease from using it in the manner you require. Please note that there may be situations where we are unable to meet your requirements in full.
8.5 We will hold your information securely but may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers or data processors (e.g. mailing houses or direct debit payment processors) insofar as that is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in these Membership terms and conditions. Otherwise, we will not pass your personal data to third parties without your prior consent.
8.5 You should be aware that what we say in these paragraphs 8.1 – 8.4 applies only to the data we hold about you in relation to your Membership and our supply of Membership services to you. These Membership terms and conditions have no application to any personal data you permit to be processed by the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago or other third parties as the consequence of any consent you give or any supply of services that do not form part of your Membership or any supply of Membership.
9.1 As a Member you will have access to a program or event organized by us on your behalf. Attending some events may require a payment by you in addition to the annual Membership fee.
9.2 Events have a limited capacity (which will vary according to format) and therefore admission numbers may be limited and cannot be guaranteed.
9.3 Access to programs during Member events will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
9.4 We reserve the right to cancel or rearrange an organized event. As a Member, a current events program will be made available to you.
9.5 Members' tickets for paid events are non-refundable.
9.6 We do not accept liability for any irrecoverable costs incurred (e.g. travel) by Members if we have to close or cancel an event due to unforeseen circumstances.
We shall have the right to suspend your Membership if dues are 30 days past due, and all privileges of membership discontinued. In any Organization or Affiliate partner relationship, once the contract is suspended then all of its appointed representative members may also be considered suspended and forfeit of their individual member rights. Your Membership and privileges may be reinstated at any time upon payment of the current year's dues.
We shall have the right to terminate your Membership immediately and without repayment of your Membership subscription if you commit a material breach of these Membership terms and conditions that cannot be resolved (or, if you commit a material breach that is capable of resolution, you do not resolve it to our reasonable satisfaction within 30 days of us informing you about it). We may provide an opportunity for you to be heard, orally or in writing, not less than ten days before the effective date of such termination.
The termination of an Individual, Organization, Affilitate, or other member does not relieve such member from any obligations such member may have to the FACC for dues, assessments, or fees or charges for goods or services. In any Organization or Affiliate partner relationship, once the contract is terminated then all of its appointed representative members may also be considered terminated and forfeit of their individual member rights. The Board of Directors, on written application of any member whose membership has been terminated, may reinstate the member subject to conditions the Board may prescribe.