YMCA OF GREATER WICHITA

Policies

GREATER WICHITA YMCA POLICIES

MEMBERSHIP TERMS & CONDITIONS

I am an adult over 18 years of age and wish to participate in Greater Wichita YMCA membership and/or program activities. I have legal authorization to agree to YMCA terms and conditions for any minors associated with my membership and/or participation.

I agree to the YMCA’s complete terms and conditions and all related policies. I release the Greater Wichita YMCA, it’s partners, representatives, and successors from all claims of injury which may be sustained by me or my family while participating in any..

I release the Greater Wichita YMCA, it’s partners, representatives, and successors from all claims of injury which may be sustained by me or my family while participating in any YMCA-sponsored activity, whether caused by the negligence of the YMCA or otherwise. If medical attention is required, I give my permission for such medical care. I understand that the Greater Wichita YMCA is not responsible for personal property lost, damaged, or stolen while members and/or program participants are using YMCA facilities, on YMCA premises, or involved in YMCA programs. I also agree to abide by the Greater Wichita YMCA Facility Policies and core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Membership Agreement
YMCA membership is a continuous membership plan; however there is no contract. I further understand that membership dues are non-refundable. If I wish to terminate or change my membership in any way, I must give the YMCA a 30 day written notice to stop my automatic bank draft. All membership rates are subject to change with 30 days written notice. I understand it is my responsibility to notify the YMCA of any change in address or bank account information (if utilizing bank draft for payment of dues). The joiner fee is a one-time fee as long as I remain an active member of the Greater Wichita YMCA. If I choose to cancel or discontinue my membership for more than 60 days, a joiner fee will be charged when I reapply for membership. I understand that the YMCA has the sole authority to terminate any membership with or without notice to ensure the safety and comfort of the general membership. The YMCA reserves the right to review any membership application and deny membership to any individual who may pose a potential threat to the security and/or safety of others. I further understand that YMCA management has the authority to amend policies and procedures at any time to ensure the delivery of the highest possible services to the community. I acknowledge the waiver and membership agreement set forth above, and understand the mission statement of the Greater Wichita YMCA.

Electronic Funds (EFT) or Credit Card Authorization
I authorize my bank or credit card institution to honor preauthorized charges and/or Electronic Funds Transfer drawn by the Greater Wichita YMCA on my account for (membership/program/contribution) payments as indicated. When the bank honors the EFT or credit card charge by transferring funds from my account, such transfer shall constitute notice of payment due and my receipt for the payment. Should any preauthorized charges or EFTs not be honored by said bank or credit card institution when received by them, then it is understood that the payment is to be made by me in the amount of said payment plus service charge. It is further understood that if such payment is not honored by the bank or credit card institution, then the YMCA, at its discretion, may resubmit the amount due for payment on a future date. In addition, I understand that if my account is not in good standing, the YMCA has the right to deny access to all YMCA facilities and programs or cancel my membership until all payments and applicable fees are paid in full. 

ACCESS TO PROGRAMS & SERVICES

The Y believes that opening doors can close gaps. That’s why we welcome everyone to participate in our programs and services. To ensure this, we offer fees based on household size and income. Download a confidential application for income-based financial assistance or visit at any Y location.

CELL PHONES

Use of electronic devices, cameras or video recording devices is prohibited in ALL locker rooms and restrooms.

PRIVACY POLICY

View our full Privacy Policy

PROMOTIONAL PHOTO NOTICE

The Y takes pictures and videotapes various activities for promotional use. Please let the photographer know if you do not wish to be included before the photo/video is taken.

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION

The YMCA requires a 30-day written notice to terminate a membership. Refunds are not available for membership fees.

PROGRAM CREDIT VOUCHERS/REFUNDS

Participants dropping a class/league prior to the first scheduled class/game may request a program credit voucher or refund. No refunds will be given after the first class/game, unless the class is cancelled. Credits vouchers expire after one year.

SAFETY

The Y uses these measures and more to ensure safe and welcoming services:

•on-site AEDs (automated external defibrilators) and O2 (oxygen) tanks

•staff certified in CPR, First Aid, AED & O2

•nationally certified lifeguards on duty

•indoor and outdoor security cameras

•free lock boxes for your personal items

•frequent and random safety walk-thrus of locker rooms and key areas by Y staff

•background checks conducted on all Y staff and volunteer coaches before allowing them to work with children

SMOKING & TOBACCO PRODUCTS

Use of tobacco products and/or smoking is prohibited in all facilities and on all YMCA grounds.

STAFF CERTIFICATIONS

Because the Y’s committed to quality programs, our employees are experts in their fields, receiving certifications and specialized training in everything from personal training, nutrition, wellness, group exercise, swim instruction, lifeguarding, group leadership, child abuse detection, safety, and much more.

USE OF FACILITIES BY CHILDREN

Children 10 years and older may use Y facilities without parental supervision. Unstructured activities available include free-play basketball, swimming, and family centers. All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent/adult (age 18 & up) unless in an organized, supervised program. View Full Facility Policies.

USE OF POOLS BY CHILDREN

For your child's safety, kids under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent/adult (age 18 and up) when using a Y swimming pool, unless in an organized, supervised program such as swim lessons. Children under the age of 8 must be in arm's reach of said parent/adult at all times in the water. The ratio of children under the age of 8 to adults should not exceed 3:1 in non-program activities.

WI-FI

All Ys are internet hotspots. Content filtering is provided. Please review our public Wi-Fi access terms and conditions prior to use.

RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY

All YMCA or YMCA-sponsored activities carry an inherent risk. Prior to participating in YMCA activities, participants and/or their parent/legal guardian must read, understand and agree to the YMCA’s complete Release & Waiver of Liability agreement. Participants also agree to follow the Greater Wichita YMCA’s core values, sportsmanship standards, guidelines, and give the YMCA and local media permission to use photographs or videos of them or their legal dependents in promotional/educational materials.

SEX OFFENDER SCREENINGS 

The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.

YMCA NATIONWIDE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM 

By participating in the YMCA Nationwide Membership Program, participants agree to release the National Council of Young Men’s Christian Associations of the United States of America, and its independent and autonomous member associations in the United States and Puerto Rico, from claims of negligence for bodily injury or death in connection with the use of YMCA facilities, and from any liability for other claims, including loss of property, to the fullest extent of the law.

DAY PASS/GUEST POLICY (effective 6/1/18)

YMCA membership is not required to access a Greater Wichita YMCA location. An individual or family day pass may be purchased to gain access to recreational Y activities. You must be age 18 or older to purchase a pass, unless you are a guest accompanied by an adult YMCA member.

Non-members/guests will be required to provide a photo I.D. and sign a liability waiver upon their first visit to any Greater Wichita YMCA location. This waiver gives the YMCA permission to conduct a sex offender registry (SOR) check on each visitor. YMCA members accept responsibility for and must remain on site with any guests.

ONLINE SECURITY & PRIVACY

The security policy stated herein does not apply to any third-party content or web sites linked to from www.ymcawichita.org. Always be cautious when submitting personal information online. Youth under 18 years of age should not give out any personal information without parental permission.

•Payment: YMCA provides a secure website for registration and payments, certified by VeriSign, Inc. In addition, the Y does not store your credit card information or bank account information on our website. In order to complete a transaction, credit card and/or bank information will need to be entered each time you register for a program or membership.

•Privacy: The Greater Wichita YMCA is committed to providing the highest level of security to members and program participants. The Y has established and maintains reasonable security procedures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of your personally identifiable information, including the use of secure socket layer (SSL) and encryption methods. We regularly evaluate our data collection, storage and processing practices and security to guard against unauthorized access to our systems. YMCA does not sell personal information and all confidential information, including both digital content & hard copies, is kept secure.

•Sharing of Information: The YMCA will never sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their use without your consent. We may disclose your personal information to courts, law enforcement or legal authorities when such disclosure is necessary or advisable under subpoena, court order, legal action, or to ensure the safety and/or legal rights of persons or property related to the YMCA.

•Email: YMCA collects email addresses to communicate electronically with members and participants. If you do not wish to receive email communications from the YMCA, choose the "unsubscribe" option when you receive your first email.

•Social Media: YMCA maintains a variety of social media sites where community discussion and interaction are welcomed. All who participate agree to conduct themselves according to Y core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and in compliance with our Terms & Conditions.

•Cookies and Online Advertising: YMCA uses cookies, pixels and other technology to keep track of online interactions with our site and connect you to additional YMCA resources. Information gathered through these technologies is not linked to any personal identifying information, unless you become a paying customer. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser (note: this may limit your access to some areas within our site). You can opt-out of online advertising technologies by visiting the privacy policies on the websites of our ad management partners: Facebook Inc., LinkedIn Corporation, and Google Inc.

The security policy stated herein does not apply to any third-party content or web sites linked to from www.ymcawichita.org. Always be cautious when submitting personal information online. Youth under 18 years of age should not give out any personal information without parental permission.