12:32 01 August 2012
Our Commitment To You...
Our customer service contact is:
Nick Taylor, Supporter Liason Officer
Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way
Burnley, BB10 4BX
Tel: 0871 221 1882
Fax: 01282 700014
Burnley Football Club is proud of its history as a founder member of the Football League, and a club at the heart of the local community.
We, as a whole, endeavour to ensure that all fans, customers and associates at all levels of the club are treated without prejudice and with the utmost respect.
The Board of Directors, players and staff of Burnley FC, along with the people of Burnley, reject all forms of discrimination.
We pledge to tackle discrimination in all forms and make Turf Moor a safe and welcoming place for all.
Anyone witnessing instances of racist, homophobic, sexist or any other unwarranted form of behaviour is asked to report this to the nearest steward, or member of club staff.
The club will not tolerate behaviour of this kind and will take the strictest possible action to remove those responsible.
Our aims are to continue to improve on the current club complaints process, create more points of contacts for fans to send department specific queries, and continue to provide a matchday experience for fans to enjoy regardless of the result on the pitch.While we will make all efforts to satisfy all fans needs throughout the season, in the event a fan feels we have not reached the standards required, they need only to contact the club and we will investigate, and where necessary make improvements.The club will acknowledge contact from a customer within a maximum of three working days. However, in most cases, we will endeavour to send an initial response, acknowledging receipt, within 24 hours.The club would normally respond by letter and this may take up to 21 days if further investigationis required.
If a customer requests a response by telephone/email, he/she receives one.
Meetings are available by prior appointment, Mon-Fri 10am -4pm.
In the unlikely instance where a customer is not satisfied by the club's response, please contact:
Football League Customer Services Department, Operations Centre, Edward VII Quay, Navigation Way, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2YF
Tel: 0844 335 0183
The Independent Football Ombudsman, Suite 49, 57 George St, Leeds, LS1 3AJ
Tel: 0800 588 4066
All complaints made must be put in writing to Nick Taylor, Supporter Liason Officer, Burnley FC, Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX, or e-mailed to email@example.com
These will all be responded to within a reasonable period and directed to the appropriate department head for comment.
Club employees aim to conduct themselves in a courteous, co-operative and responsive manner in all dealings with supporters and treat all persons equally.
CONSULTATION AND INFORMATION
The club publicises its position on major policy issues in a user-friendly manner, via the club's match day magazine and the official club's internet site. The club has, and continues to develop, ways to consult with Shareholders, sponsors, season ticket holders and other interested parties. The club gives the earliest possible notice of any changes to its ticketing policy and the reasons for the changes. A Supporters' Alliance exists for both parties to share information. Details on this can be found HERE.
The club continues to strive for wider access to matches by offering a broad range of ticket prices. The club operates a scheme to enable supporters to pay for season tickets by installment at a reasonable rate of interest. Contact the Ticket Office for more information
At least 5% of tickets to each game will be made available to non season ticket holders.
Concessionary prices are available to junior supporters and senior citizens (over 65's). Age bands relate to fans being at the relevant age before August 1st of that year (eg 11 years old before August 1st to qualify for an U12 ticket etc)
The club provides:
- An area of the ground for the exclusive use of family groups and junior supporters.
- Support for disabled spectators and their carers. Contact the ticket office for details of our disabled facilities and ticket allocation.
Away Matches (League & Cup)
The club's supporters are allocated tickets for away matches as follows:
Season Ticket Holders, Shareholders and Clarets Foundation Members have initial priority for 'away' Tickets.
Any remaining tickets are made available at thr discretion of the club and (wherever deemed required) to customers purchasing with a Clarets number, around two weeks before the fixture.
Home Cup Competitions
Season Ticket Holders can claim their allocated seat during a priority sales period. After this specified period, any unsold 'reserved' seats will be made available to all other home supporters at the discretion of the club.
Returns & Refunds
The club's policy on the return and distribution of unwanted tickets is as follows. Supporters can receive a refund or exchange on match tickets prior to kick off of that specific game, at the discretion of the club. For each match a general sales start date is advertised.
If a game is abandoned / postponed prior to kick-off, anyone who has purchased a match ticket will receive a full refund.
If a game is abandoned during the first half, anyone who has purchased a match ticket will receive 50% refund of the price of the ticket.
If a game is abandoned during the second half, no refunds will be given.
The above is not applicable to Season Ticket Holders who will gain normal entry to the re-arranged fixture.
Accommodating Away Supporters
The club abides by Football League Regulations governing the allocation of tickets to visiting clubs. The club does not charge admission prices to visiting supporters which are higher than those charged to our own supporters for comparable accommodation. In particular our concessionary rates offered to seniors and junior supporters apply to supporters of a visiting club.
Burnley Football Club undertakes and adheres to a strict data protection policy to ensure the security of details of supporters and customers of the club.
All Burnley FC supporter data is held onsite within the club's secure server. Supporters
purchasing tickets, hospitality, functions, electronic content or merchandise, are made aware
that any details they voluntarily offer may be used, by the club only, for future marketing.
All fans at the point of transaction/interaction are given a choice to opt out of any future marketing from the club.
In addition all marketing materials from Burnley FC include opt-out options for supporters to refuse future contact.
Burnley Football Club does not share or sell its data to any source and will only ever advertise
third party organisations to those supporters/customers who have actively opted-in to receive
Supporters are able to request full details of their personal data stored by Burnley FC.
FLi, who operate Football League websites, are responsible for ensuring data protection for all
user data collected via official club websites.
ARREST AND ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR POLICY
Any person that is arrested for a football related offence either home or away and convicted of
that offence at Court will receive a 'Life Ban' from Turf Moor.
The ban may be reviewed on request after a period of five years has elapsed.
Persons breaching Ground Regulations may be requested to sign an 'Acceptable Behaviour Contract' before being allowed to watch matches at Turf Moor.
The club will provide information on replica strips stating its launch date.
The club carries out its obligations under Football League Regulations to prevent price fixing in relation to the sale of replica strip.
Supporters not entirely satisfied with your purchase from Burnley Football Club, please return
it in its original and unused/unworn condition, along with any wrapping and your proof of
purchase within 28 days.
We will exchange the item or offer a full refund inline with your receipt.
We regret that we are unable to exchange/refund the following, unless the goods are faulty:
Personalised goods e.g. printed shirts, Earrings, underwear, DVD's and hats.
Burnley Football Club are unable to offer any exchange/refund on printed shirts should the
player leave the club or his squad number changes during his career at Burnley Football Club.
This Policy does not affect your statutory rights.
Clarets Store 01282 700016
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN ADVOCACY STATEMENT
Burnley FC believes that children must be protected at all times.
We fully support and comply with the Football Association with regard to the safeguarding of children and vunerable adults.
We believe every child should be valued, safe and happy. We want to make sure that children at Burnley FC know this and are empowered to tell us if they are suffering harm.
We want children at Burnley FC to enjoy what we offer in safety.
We want parents and carers who attend or send their children to Burnley FC to be supported to care for their children in a way that promotes their child's health and well being and keeps them safe.
We want all who work with us to have confidence and recognise that we are a safe organisation.
We will achieve this by having an effective safeguarding children procedure and follow Football Club Child Protection Policy.
If we discover or suspect a child is suffering harm, the Child Protection Officer will be informed
and will take the appropriate action required.
This safeguarding children policy statement and our safeguarding children code of conduct
applies to all representatives of the club.
We will review our safeguarding children policy statement and code of conduct annually.
We work with and accept the advice of the Football League.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY
Burnley Football Club is an equal opportunities employer, committed to confront and eliminate discrimination, whether by reason of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.
Equality of opportunity means that in none of its activities will the club discriminate against,
or in any way treat less favourably, any person on grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.
This policy will be applicable to:
the advertisement of jobs, the selection of candidates for employment or promotion,
job location or working environment, pay and employment terms and conditions,
internal training and development activities, internal and external coaching and education
activities and awards and football development activities
The club will not tolerate sexual or racially based harassment, or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal.
The Chief Executive will ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate disciplinary action whenever it occurs.
The club supports the bodies of the Football Association in their commitment to develop a programme of ongoing training and awareness raising events and activities in order to promote the eradication of discrimination within football.
At Turf Moor Stadium
At Burnley we employ in excess of 150 stewards on a match day and one of their primary roles
is to monitor supporters' language.
Any so-called supporter who persists in using racist language, which constitutes a
criminal offence, faces being ejected and banned from the stadium.
Every matchday magazine carries a warning about foul language and racist chanting and, if the situation dictates, we make extra announcements over our public address system as well as including extra reminders and warnings in our club publications.
All information regarding disabled supporters can be found HERE in a dedicated section
Applications for car parking can made by contacting Veronica Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org , or via the Turf Moor switchboard on 0871 221 1882.