1. Anyone who intends to become a member of the Hanse Lounge must be proposed by two members, who have each been members of the Club for at least one year. The proposals may not come from the same company. The proposal must be submitted in writing, stating the name, profession and address of the recommended person. The Advisory Board shall decide on membership. There is no right to admission to the Hanse Lounge. The Advisory Board decides on the admission of a new member with a 2/3 majority, independently and confidentially. The decision is not justified. With the positive decision of the advisory board on the admission, a membership contract comes into effect. Should there be an admission stop, the applicant will be added to the waiting list.
  2. Membership entitles the holder to use the premises and facilities of the Hanse Lounge and any cooperation partners (at the conditions agreed by the Hanse Lounge) and to participate in club events within the Hanse Lounge. Members must observe the Club Rules. The premises and facilities of the Hanse Lounge are available to Members during opening hours. The Club may be fully or partially closed on certain days.
  3. Registrations and cancellations for club events can only be accepted in writing or by e-mail at the administration office. In the event of limited space, the order of receipt of reservations is decisive. In case of no-show without prior written cancellation, a corresponding no-show fee will be charged.
  4. Private events and the use of the conference rooms are possible subject to capacity and other events in the club rooms by arrangement.
  5. Members may bring guests to the premises. Guests are obliged to observe the club rules.
  6. In the case of corporate membership, the admitted company shall be the holder of the membership and shall assume the obligation to pay dues for the admitted member. The member confirmed by the Advisory Board may be replaced by another person by virtue of the company’s right of place, and a new admission fee will be payable. The new member must also provide two sponsors, who may not be from among the other company members, and must be confirmed by the Advisory Board.
  7. Membership is not transferable.
Membership Fees
  1. Upon communication of the admission decision, members shall pay a one-time admission fee and an annual membership fee; the amounts shall be determined by the Advisory Board. The amount of the membership fee shall be determined by the Advisory Board and shall be based on the membership fee rates in effect at the time of the conclusion of the contract. The fee may be reasonably adjusted from time to time to reflect any increase in costs. The fees shall be invoiced in January of the calendar year and shall be due for payment no later than 4 weeks after receipt of the invoice.

    In the year of the conclusion of the contract, the annual contribution is to be paid pro rata depending on the time of joining. Anyone who joins after 30 June shall pay only half of the contribution for the current year. If the conclusion of the contract falls in the 4th quarter, the annual fee shall only be payable for the coming year.
  2. Any deviating agreements must be made in writing.
Member Card
  1. Each member receives a regular “Member card”
  2. Upon termination of membership, the “Member Card” must be returned to the Hanse Lounge, as it remains the property of the Club. If the card is not returned within 4 weeks of termination of membership, a lump sum of € 100 will be charged.
  3. The management – or, at the request of the management, the advisory board – may decide on exceptions to the expense allowance (e.g. in the event of death).
Ordinary notice of termination

The membership contract may be terminated by a member or by Hanse Lounge GmbH & Co. KG at the end of the year. The termination must be in writing and must be received by the club administration or the member by 30 September.

The ordinary termination does not require a special reason. Ordinary notice of termination may be given by Hanse Lounge GmbH & Co. KG.

Prior to the ordinary termination of a membership contract by Hanse Lounge GmbH & Co. KG, the advisory board of Hanse Lounge shall be heard.

Data protection

The Hanse Lounge processes and uses the personal data provided in accordance with the EU Data Protection Regulation exclusively for the purpose of contract processing and member support, as well as for sending information about the club and its events. The right to correct the data, as well as the restriction of processing to certain purposes (unsubscribing from newsletters or similar) exists without restriction.