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Individual membership





Terms and Conditions of individual membership in the World Capoeira Federation



Irrespective of nationality, capoeira group, gender or age any individual can request the World Capoeira Federation (hereafter referred to as WCF) individual membership. Individual members do not have the right to vote at conferences and cannot nominate their candidacy in elections. Minors must have the consent of the guardian/parent along with the application for membership.

The decision on the admission of individual member is adopted by the President of WCF or a person authorized by the President.

While applying for individual membership a person agrees to pay the annual fees, as may be amended from time to time in accordance with the bylaws.



Individuals applying for individual membership shall fill out the application form in the website of the WCF. Individual membership will be activated within 10 (ten) days after we receive from you a completed application form and payment.  Individual membership is for 2 (two) year commencing on the date your membership is activated.

Individual membership will be extended automatically for successive 12 (twelve) month terms unless you send us written notice you do not want it renewed at least 30 (thirty) days before the end of the membership.



After completion of processes with application form and payment you will receive a personal ID number and password to enter your personal account in the website of the WCF. Your personal account is mainly used for official requests for participation in WCF events, including participation in Competitions, Referee Courses, Coaching Courses etc. You should not give the password from your personal account to other people, as requests from your account will be taken into account on your behalf.

If your account on the WCF website was blocked due to non-payment, it will be activated within 6 (six) hours after payment is received.



The WCF international passport will be delivered to your home address, which was mentioned in the application form within 30 (thirty) days after the receipt of the full payment. Delivery delays may occur in case of incomplete functioning of postal services between countries and in case of unforeseen circumstances, such as epidemics, pandemics, emergency situations, etc.

WCF pays the costs of shipment and delivery. WCF takes the risk of loss of or damage to the Passport until he has delivered to you. If you receive your Passport and it has been damaged during shipment, please email us at [email protected] right away. Any damage from shipping must be reported within 14 (fourteen) days of receipt of the Passport. Include a description and pictures of the damages. WCF will arrange for the damaged Passports to be replaced within 30 (thirty) days from the date of receipt of the email.

The WCF takes care of export formalities. Be sure to inspect your Passport once you receive it. As you are the owner of the Passport after delivery, you bear the risk of loss or damage to the Passport after delivery.

The corresponding license stamp will be stamped on your WCF International Passport after presenting your passport to the appropriate WCF representative at one of Capoeira events licensed by the WCF.



The obligations of the individual member are:

a.   to follow the Statute, rules and regulations of the WCF, to refer them in the activity;

b.   regularly participate in WCF’s events;

c.   regularly pay membership fee;

d.   to assist realization of aims of the WCF;

e.   to implement the decisions of the authorities of the WCF.



By accepting these Terms and Conditions you agree to pay 20 (twenty) Euro at once. This amount will include the price of WCF international Capoeira passport, the cost of shipping of the passport to your home address and 2 (two) years individual membership fee. After the completion of period of 2 (two) years, your annual membership fee will be 5 (five) Euro per year. A receipt will be issued upon receipt of payment for a full subscription.

All sums properly invoiced to the individual member must be paid due to the date.  If any such sum is outstanding then from such time the individual membership shall be suspended.

The WCF reserves the right to alter the individual membership fees from time to time. Changes to membership fees will only be made at the time of annual renewal of your membership.



An individual member has the following rights:

a.   to bear an official ID document of the WCF;

b.   to send complain to corresponding bodies of the WCF regarding admittance to membership and discharge from the WCF (this item also applies to candidate members)

c.   to appeal to WCF’s Management Board for supporting their own interests;

d.   to object and to complain about corresponding member and body of the WCF;

e.   to be informed about the WCF’s activity;

f.   to participate in discussions related to their own rights and duties.



Membership in the WCF is terminated in the following conditions:

a.   voluntary refuse from membership;

b.   getting discharge from membership.



An individual member of the WCF is discharged from membership in the following conditions:

a.   non-payment of membership fee;

b. violating the provisions of the statute;

c.   avoidance from assisting to realization of aims and duties of the WCF;

d.   regularly non-participation in events without any excusable reason;

e.   undisciplined actions;

f.   committing mistakes that may damage the name, activity and general interests of the WCF.



As long as you remain a member in good standing, you may use WCF’s name and logo, in the format and with the notices provided or requested by WCF.



The information you provide us is “personal information”.  This information is being collected for the purposes of processing your application, to provide you with membership services, including creation of profile in WCF website, and to keep you informed of upcoming events.  The intended recipient of this information will be WCF and its service providers. The provision of this information by you is voluntary.  However, if you do not provide the information requested, the WCF may be unable to process your application.

You have the right of access to your profile, and alteration of, personal information concerning yourself as allowed.  The information is being collected by the WCF and will be held by the WCF. But as necessary WCF may disclose the information you provided WCF to satisfy any law or regulation.

By being a WCF member you agree to be eventually filmed or photographed in WCF events. You agree to allow WCF and/or its partners to publish, copyright, and use pictures of you in print and electronic formats such as publications, videos, projects, and websites. You agree that your pictures may be published in any of these media without restriction.



Anything contained in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, the obligations of WCF and individual member shall be subject to all laws, present and future, of Government of Republic of Estonia having jurisdiction over WCF.



There is no reimbursement of the membership fees nor the passport, should you cancel your membership at any stage during your membership year.

WCF reserves the right to terminate the membership request without giving reason, if this request was considered against its interests. In this case, the entire amount will be refunded to you within 14 (fourteen) days.

WCF takes the risk of loss or damage to the Passport until he has delivered to you. In the event of the delay of the Passport the WCF will reimburse the full amount.



Neither WCF nor individual member shall be liable hereunder by reason of any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder on account of strikes, shortages, riots, insurrection, fires, flood, storm, explosions, disaster, war, governmental action, labor conditions, earthquakes or any other cause which is beyond the reasonable control of such party.



This application is an official document and maybe executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but collectively shall constitute one and the same document.

Due to official languages of the WCF this document was drafted in English and Portuguese. If there is any divergence in the wording, the English text is authoritative.

Any variations made to these Terms and Conditions may be made by the WCF without express written notice to existing individual members and will be effective 30 (thirty) days after the posting on the WCF’s website.

MTÜ World Capoeira Federation

Registration number: 80334399

Address: Läänemere tee 19-16, Tallinn, 13914, Estonia

Telephone: +372 51928114

E-mail: [email protected]