To become a member applicants must provide evidence of their direct involvement within the Fairground or Circus industries. Persons that sell/promote merchandise or commercial services need not apply. Applicants who only operate mobile catering units must show that their primary catering business is directly within the Fairground or Circus industry, not including Events and Festivals. It is also advised that you read our Articles of Association. The link to this is contained within "Membership Application"
What you need to do
We currently have four categories of membership: Fairground: e.g. Owners & operators of rides, joints/stalls, side shows. Required documentation for membership: Copies of equipment test certificates, public liability insurance. Circus: e.g. Proprietors, performers, technical staff. Required documentation for membership: Public liability and appropriate equipment test certificates. Contact the Secretary for full details. Outdoor Events: e.g. Providing an attraction for the amusement of the public where the member entertains or causes entertainment outside a normal fairground or circus setting. Contact the Secretary before applying. Associate Member: e.g. Providing goods or services to the Fairground or Circus industries. Appropriate insurance and test certificates are required depending on the business. Contact the Secretary for details.
Renewing membership and fees
Renewing/Membership Fee. New Membership Application - £50.00 Membership fee + £20.00 admin fee. Membership renewal - £50.00. Membership of the AIS is based on the Calendar year. The membership fee can be paid by cheque or Postal Order made out to ‘AIS’, or by cash. Any payment made by cash through the post should be made by Recorded Delivery. Payment can also be made by PAYPAL, BACS or by Bank Card. Contact the Secretary for details, or you can download the information for this below. If you decide to use a company account when paying please can you write your name in the reference bar. Thank you Please also note: It is your responsibility to provide any accompanying documents to support your application. If you fail to provide any of these documents within 28 days of the date your application is received by the secretary, then it will not be processed and you will need to reapply. We endeavour to complete applications within 21 days of receiving all supporting documents. If you are unsuccessful we will contact you with our reasons and return any membership fee you have paid.
Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases. We are exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because: 1. We don't use CCTV for the purposes of crime prevention 2. We are processing personal information.‘Personal information’ means any detail about a living individual that can be used on its own, or with other data, to identify them. 3. We process the information electronically 4. Our organisation is responsible for deciding how the information is processed. 5. We don't process information for one of the following purposes: a. Judicial functions; b. personal, family or household affairs not connected to commercial or professional activities (including CCTV to monitor our domestic property, even if we are capturing images outside the boundaries of our property); or c. to maintain a public register (ie we are required by law to make the information publicly available). 6. We are a not-for-profit organisation that qualifies for an exemption: a. Whilst our organisation makes a profit for its own purposes, the profit is not used to enrich others. We understand that we must: - only process information necessary to establish or maintain membership or support - only process information necessary to provide or administer activities for people who are members of the organisation or have regular contact with it; - We only hold information about individuals whose data we need to process for this exempt purpose - The personal data we process is restricted to personal information that is necessary for this exempt purpose The above being quoted from having filled an online self assessment at the ICO for determining whether we need to register at the ICO, or not.
Lawful basis: Contract The reason we use this basis: In order to fulfill the membership contract. We process your information in the following ways: store your personal details on an electronic database Data retention period: We shall continue to process your information until the contract between us ends or is terminated under any contract terms. Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties. Lawful basis: Legitimate interests The reason we use this basis: AGM updates/Professional Training/Latest Industry news. We process your information in the following ways:we store information on your commercial activities on an electronic database Data retention period: We shall continue to process your information until the contract between us ends or is terminated under any contract terms. Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties without prior consent and justifiable reason. If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.