Camping and Parking Rules
§ 1 Scope of the Camping Rules
- The Camping Rules apply to visitors staying on the campsite at the event NATURE ONE organised by the company I-Motion GmbH, Am Hohen Stein 8, 56218 Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany (hereinafter only called the “Organiser”).
- By purchasing the camping ticket the visitor accepts the validity of these Camping Rules. This also applies if the campsite is entered in other cases.
§ 2 Organiser’s authority on the site
- The Organiser has the right to forbid a person entry or to order a person to leave.
- The security personnel and stewards the Organiser employs are authorised to exercise and enforce this right on his behalf, in particular to carry out checks under these Camping Rules or to enforce ejection and removal of persons from the event site as set out in these Camping Rules or the statutory regulations
§ 3 Admission and vehicle access for the visitor
- Only visitors from the age of 16 can be admitted. The Organiser is entitled to ask for suitable identification (e.g. ID card) in order to verify the age.
- A camping ticket is valid per person (car, caravan, camper van included)
- Admission will only be granted upon presentation of a valid camping ticket and only if the visitor fulfils the conditions of these Camping Rules.
- The maximum permissible total weight for vehicles is 3.5t (for all vehicles: cars, vans, camper vans, vehicles with trailers). Access for vehicles with a permissible total weight greater than 3.5t is not allowed.
- Visitors agree to their clothing and any bags and containers they bring with them and his vehicle being checked for security reasons when they are admitted and also to check to verify compliance with these Camping Rules.
The Organiser can refuse admission and/or vehicle access if
In such cases the visitor has no right to a refund of the camping ticket price. This shall not affect the Organiser’s right to claim compensation.
- the visitor does not have a valid admission ticket and/or a valid camping ticket;
- the visitor refuses to show identification when asked to verify his age;
- the visitor refuses to allow his vehicle, his clothing, utensils or containers to be checked;
- the visitor is clearly under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other intoxicating agents;
- the visitor is carrying weapons or objects forbidden by law (see § 5);
- the visitor has been banned from entering the premises;
- the visitor evidently wants to disturb the event or the peaceful use of the campsite, to be violent or to incite violence;
- the visitor attracts attention beforehand by expressing racist, contemptuous, xenophobic or sexual comments in words, images or in his behaviour or he clearly intends to express these, or
- the visitor otherwise evidently intends to break the Camping Rules.
§ 4 Conduct while on the campsite
- The visitor must carry the camping ticket with him after he is admitted to or drives on to the campsite and must show it or any other authorisation allowing admission he has been given if asked to do so at any time.
- Camping is only allowed on the pitch allocated to the visitor.
- It is not allowed to reserve or save pitches.
- There is no right to a certain parking or camping area being available. The parking and camping areas are opened if and as required and allocated to the visitors by stewards.
- The German Road Traffic Regulations (StVo) apply on the entire event site and in the parking and camping areas. Visitors must always show consideration to others in every situation and must drive at walking speed.
- Particular attention must be paid to the markings for the escape and emergency routes. It is vital that the escape and emergency routes be kept free at all times and they must not, not even temporarily, be blocked by parking or stopping vehicles. Fire protection equipment and safety devices and installations must not, including not even temporarily, be moved from their proper place, blocked, covered or interfered with or misused in any other way.
- When manoeuvring, reversing, driving when it is dark or the visibility is poor, the vehicle must be driven with the greatest possible care. When he is reversing, the driver must make sure that the area behind his vehicle is free.
- The condition of any vehicle driving on the site must be such that it would be allowed to drive on any public road too.
- The visitor must conduct himself in such a way that the Organiser, other visitors and third parties are not harmed, endangered or inconvenienced.
- The instructions of the Organiser and the security personnel and stewards must be followed at all times.
- Floors / Camps need to be registered with I-Motion until four weeks prior to the event and are only allowed to operate with an explicit approval
It is forbidden for the visitor to
- disturb any part of the event;
- commit any criminal or illegal acts or any acts generally disapproved of or to be of assistance in committing them or to incite them;
- to put other visitors in danger (in particular by “crowd surfing”, “circle of death”, “pogo dancing” or the like);
- make an open fire, set off light fireworks or pyrotechnical objects;
- smear, gluing or scrawl anything on installations, equipment or facilities, trees etc. or to damage or remove them;
- damage or climb up or on to fences, lamp posts, lighting masts, buildings, electrical cabinets, sanitation stations, mobile toilets and any other infrastructure installations on the event site;
- go round barriers or enter areas clearly not meant to be accessible to visitors or to assist in this;
- contaminate the event site or make it dirty (please put all refuse in the refuse bags and take them to the refuse deposit points);
- do any kind of advertising or distribute flyers, leaflets or any other materials unless this has been expressly allowed by the Organiser beforehand and in writing;
- express or disseminate any contemptuous, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, politically extreme, obscenely indecent or insulting, radically left- or right-wing or any other radical slogans or comments;
- perform any actions which are left- or right-wing extremist or in any other way extremist, in particular showing and using National Socialist slogans (§ 86a StGB);
- distribute or sell unauthorised beverages, food, souvenirs, clothing, promotional articles, fan articles and/or other goods and items;
- take photographs or make audio, film or video recordings for professional and/or commercial use unless they have been expressly allowed by the Organiser beforehand and in writing;
- relieve himself outside of the toilet rooms;
- collect and/or beg for deposit or deposit containers; in the event of any infringement, the deposit collected will be confiscated and the visitor banned from the site. This applies to the area where the Organiser exercises his authority;
- leave behind any bulky refuse on the site (sofas, armchairs, chairs, fridges, barbecues etc.). Any costs for disposal will be passed on to the person(s) responsible;
- set (bulky) refuse on fire. Any offence will be reported to the authorities. Offenders will be liable for compensation for any loss or damage caused;
- dig any boundaries (rain channels) or any other holes (e.g. for cooling) in the campsite surface;
- bring any sound systems with them with a power greater than 3kW. For all sound systems the volume 5 metres in front of the speaker must be no more than 95dBA (=SPL);
- play music on Sunday 6 August from 10.00pm to 6.00am;
- camp illegally outside designated areas. Visitors may only use the signposted camping areas;
- camp longer than 6.00pm on 7 August.
- Should there be any infringement, the Organiser can expel the visitor from the campsite and withdraw the right of access. In such cases the visitor has no right to re-admission or to a refund of the camping ticket price. Failure to comply with the Camping Rules can also result in temporary or complete exclusion from the festival site. This shall not affect the Organiser’s right to claim compensation.
- Any infringement may result in action being taken both under civil law and under criminal law.
- Any persons trespassing on the enclosed event site will be prosecuted under criminal law. This shall not affect the Organiser’s right to claim compensation.
Regulations of fuel:
- The owner of the fuel is responsible for its proper storage and safe transport. The transport and storage of fuel can only take place in suitable containers.
- The provision of higher quantity is not allowed. The organizer reserves the right to confiscate the fuel in case of violation and to hand it back at the end of the event.
- Diesel: Maximum quantity 240 litres per transport unit. Maximum size per container: 60 litres.
- Petrol: Maximum quantity 20 litres per transport unit and container. CAUTION: Petrol poses an increased risk (deflagration, danger of explosion etc.). Therefore an increased duty of care is pointed out. The organizer reserves the right to confiscate the fuel if there is a lack of sense of responsibility.
§ 5 Forbidden objects
It is forbidden for the visitor to carry, bring and/or use any of the following objects:
Details of which objects are allowed can be obtained from the Organiser.
- any type of weapon;
- objects which can be used like a weapon or a dangerous projectile and do not obviously serve another peaceful purpose (e.g. rucksack);
- drugs, narcotics, knockout drops and legal highs (e.g. bath salts) unless a medical document confirms beyond any doubt that the visitor needs to have them with him and to take them;
- irritant gas, pepper spray, animal repellent spray and the like;
- laser pointers;
- caustic or highly inflammable substances;
- fireworks, sparklers, pyrotechnical materials, inflammable torches, smoke candles, Bengal lights or any other pyrotechnical effects;
- poles, bars or sticks unless they are needed because of impaired mobility or to put up a tent;
- bulky objects unless expressly allowed through the website of the event;
- building timber and firewood;
- substances and liquids which are hazardous to water (e.g. barbecue lighter fluid);
- dry ice;
- acid batteries;
- individual items of clothing or uniform clothing or any other objects meant to help express opinions or advertising unless expressly allowed by the Organiser beforehand (in such cases the advertiser must show the written consent of the Organiser);
- any type of advertising media, in particular flyers unless expressly allowed by the Organiser beforehand (in such cases the advertiser must show the Organiser’s written consent);
- any type of objects to be used commercially or political or religious objects (unless they serve as typical items of clothing of the particular religion), including banners, signs, symbols, handbills and leaflets;
- racist, xenophobic, radically left- or right-wing propaganda, in particular any such propaganda from parties or organisations which have been declared unconstitutional or have been banned;
- masks (e.g. balaclavas) if it cannot be clearly seen that they serve the purpose of being part of a costume, and motorcycle helmets;
- electrical or other devices which can emit sounds, noise, music or odours which go beyond the usual use and do not fulfil the requirements set out under § 4.12 letter s;
- drones and any other unmanned aircraft;
- pocket bikes
- any type and size of animal;
- any other objects which are suitable for and usually meant to be for disrupting the event and stopping it going off smoothly or for causing damage.
- The Organiser reserves the right to decide on the spot not to allow certain objects for safety and/or security reasons.
- It is forbidden for the visitor to carry, bring and/or use any of the following objects:
§ 6 Recordings made by the Organiser
- The Organiser takes photographs and makes video recordings of the event and the visitors during the event itself and uses these for marketing measures for his events. The visitor agrees to this.
§ 7 Refuse disposal
- 5 euros refuse deposit will be collected together with the money for camping. The 5 euros refuse deposit will be refunded when a filled refuse bag is returned to one of the refuse deposit points together with the refuse deposit coupon (is on the camping ticket). Refuse bags are automatically available on the way to the campsite.
§ 8 Safety: escape routes, instructions, noise, weather factors, closing-off/evacuation
- It is recommended that the visitor familiarise himself with all the marked escape routes in advance or when he enters the campsite.
- Emergency exits and escape routes must not be used as seating and it must be possible to go through and along them quickly.
- The instructions of the Organiser and the security personnel and stewards or the police must be followed at all times.
- The nature of the event revolves around music. Due to the possible sound levels of the music, the risk of causing damage to health and to the hearing cannot be excluded. The visitor has the option of being given simple “earplugs”. It is pointed out to the visitor that being in the immediate vicinity of the music system for longer periods is harmful to health.
- For safety and/or security reasons, the Organiser can temporarily or completely evacuate and close off individual areas of the campsite without this establishing a right to a partial refund of the ticket price unless this means that the visitor can then no longer experience important parts of the event. Any instructions relating to such circumstances and given by the Organiser or by the persons and firms assigned by him to such tasks must be immediately followed in order to avert any danger to life and limb.
§ 9 Specific considerations concerning parking spaces
- It is forbidden to camp on the parking spaces.
- Parking illegally outside the designated areas is prohibited and official action will be taken against offenders; vehicles may only be parked on approved and designated parking areas or parking spaces. Vehicles parked outside of the designated parking areas or parked on roads or emergency lanes in such a way that they obstruct other vehicles may be towed away without warning. The fees and costs incurred will be charged to the person(s) responsible.
- The right to park will be withdrawn if vehicle owners and/or drivers do not have third-party insurance and/or there has been compulsory deregistration of the vehicle and/or it does not have a registration number with a valid inspection disc and/or the vehicle has been parked with a leaky tank/engine or is otherwise not in a roadworthy condition or the vehicle’s condition is such that it might pose a potential danger.
- Security for vehicles parked on the parking spaces is not provided. Vehicles are parked at the owner’s own risk. Stewards are deployed to direct and guide drivers and to check the right of access, not for vehicle security purposes.
- The ticket for parking a vehicle is valid until 12 noon of the following day. The driver and the vehicle owner are themselves responsible for ensuring the vehicle is duly removed immediately after the event finishes.
- In other respects, § 4 and § 5 apply.
§ 10 Organiser’s liability
- The Organiser has unlimited liability for any damage to property and financial damage suffered by the visitor if it was caused by the Organiser or his agents acting with gross negligence or with intent. The Organiser is liable for damage to property and financial damage suffered by the visitor if it was caused by the Organiser or his agents acting with a slight degree of negligence, but only, however, in the event of a breach of a material contractual duty whose fulfilment is essential for bringing about due execution of the contract and in whose observance the visitor may normally trust (a so-called material obligation). His liability for a slight degree of negligence is limited to the foreseeable loss or damage which has to be typically expected to occur at the time the contract is concluded.
- In the event of any loss or harm being caused to the visitor by the Organiser or his agents to life, body and health, however, the Organiser is liable to the full extent and therefore for each kind of negligence and for intent.
- The Organiser cannot be held liable for theft on the event site unless he can be held liable under section 1 or 2, or unless he has manifestly or expressly assumed a duty of safekeeping.
As at: March 2017