Policies and visiting rules
We inform you that by entering the HAB art centre (hereinafter: Art Centre), you accept the rules set out in the policy and acknowledge that you are obliged to follow the instructions, possible restrictions and warnings given by the staff and security services of the institution.
You can visit the exhibition spaces of the art centre, current exhibitions and events at your own risk.
- Visits to the Art Centre are free of charge. If a private event is taking place in the Art Centre, our staff will provide information on possible times for visits on site.
- Only persons who do not show symptoms of an infectious disease and are in good health may enter the Art Centre.
GENERAL RULES OF CONDUCT
- DO NOT ENTER THE ART CENTRE if you are under the influence of alcohol or intoxicated, or if you arrive conspicuously unkempt, inadequately or inappropriately dressed (e.g. barefoot, in a bathing suit, wearing clothing depicting or having tattoos of authoritarian symbols in a visible place). If the visitor’s appearance (poor clothing, conspicuous unkemptness, etc.) is disturbing to other visitors, the Art Centre staff may ask the visitor to leave the building.
- During the visit, it is forbidden to behave in a way that endangers the safety of the occupants of the building or the participants of the event (indoor or outdoor) or the property of the Arts Centre, or in a way that is offensive to public order and morality.
- The use of mobile phones and loud talking that disturbs other visitors is not allowed in the visitor areas.
- In the exhibition space, it is forbidden to damage the exhibits, enter the installations, climb on the windowsill or use the stairs for any other purpose.
- Everyone is obliged to use the premises of the Art Centre for their intended purpose, to keep the environment tidy and to take care of the tools, equipment and the building itself in accordance with the regulations.
- No littering! Waste may only be deposited in the waste containers provided.
- The Art Centre’s premises (including outdoor event areas) may only be used for the provision of commercial (including any kind of sales, ticketing), service, advertising, fundraising, signature collection) services by persons who have the prior written permission of the Art Centre and who are in a legal relationship with the Art Centre for this purpose, in the place and manner specified in the permission.
- The consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises of the Art Centre is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate exclusion from the visit, with the exception of the café on the premises of the Art Centre! Only locally purchased products may be consumed in the café area.
RULES FOR VISITS
- Opening hours: the Art Centre is closed on Mondays, open on Tuesdays 13:00-18:00, Wednesdays 11:00-18:00, Thursdays 11:00-20:00 and Fridays-Saturdays-Sundays 10:00-18:00. Other opening hours will be published on our website arthab.hu.
- Closing times: please leave the Art Centre until the building closes.
- Guided tours: guided tours can only be given by qualified staff of the Art Centre.
- Restrictions: in accordance with fire, health and other legislation, the number of visitors to both indoor and outdoor events may be limited. Admission to and participation in the (free) event may be conditional on the use of a wristband or other means of count control. If the number of admissions, event participants (together: visitors) exceeds the permitted number, visitors who are requested to do so by an employee of the Arts Centre (e.g. a person on duty) or a security guard must leave the event venue.
The Art Centre may only be visited in accordance with the Fire Safety Regulations in force at the time.
VISIT WITH A YOUNG CHILD
- Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Children under the age of 2 must be carried in a pushchair or a front carrier. The pushchair should only be pushed, not folded in the hand. Carrying a child of any age on the neck or back is not allowed for safety reasons.
GROUP AND FAMILY VISITS
- The group leader, accompanying teacher or parent is responsible for ensuring that all members of their group comply with the rules of the Policy.
- For children’s groups, it is the responsibility of the group leader to ensure that the number of adult chaperones is appropriate to the number of children. The leader of the group is responsible for the enforcement of the rules and the safety of the group.
HEALTH WARNING – PHOTOSENSITIVE EPILEPTIC SEIZURE
- In a very small percentage of people, flashes of light, light effects can cause an epileptic seizure. Even for people who have not previously suffered such seizures, it is possible to have an undiagnosed condition whereby the flashing lights of a screen can trigger a photosensitive epileptic seizure. These attacks may be accompanied by a variety of symptoms: dizziness, changes in vision, eye or facial muscle twitching, hand or leg cramps or twitching, disorientation, confusion, momentary loss of consciousness. Seizures can also lead to loss of consciousness or convulsions, which can result in a fall or injury from hitting objects. Stop visiting immediately and seek medical advice if you experience any of these symptoms. As a parent, think about this and ask your children about the possible onset of these symptoms – children and teenagers are more susceptible to these attacks than adults. If you or a relative has ever had an epileptic seizure, consult your doctor before visiting.
The entire area of the Art Centre is accessible. For assistance in using the lifts, please contact the Art Centre staff.
BRINGING IN OBJECTS
- Animals, weapons or objects that appear to be weapons, or other objects or materials that are dangerous to life, health or the works of art may not be brought into the Art Centre.
- Objects of a size that disturbs other visitors or blocks escape routes are not allowed in the exhibition halls. Please note that we cannot store larger items such as scooters, skateboards, suitcases, etc.
- It is strictly forbidden to bring food and drinks into the Light Space and to consume them.
- No flammable or explosive materials are allowed in or around the Art Centre building. In case that the automatic fire alarm system is triggered or the fire brigade is called to the site due to the visitor’s behaviour in violation of the law or the Policy (e.g. smoking, causing a fire, unjustified use of a manual call point), the person who caused the fire or the triggering of the alarm system shall be liable to pay the costs and damages within 5 working days.
- We cannot be held responsible for any valuables left on the premises of the Art Centre, but we will keep the found objects for a limited period of time (3 months) in accordance with Act V of 2013 on the Civil Code, § 5:59.
The cloakroom is self-service, free of charge (the locking system is code-operated) and compulsory. Lockers left unlocked will be opened and emptied after the Art Centre closes, accompanied by security staff.
Please leave all your luggage, backpacks of any size, umbrellas in the cloakroom. No bags of any size can be worn on the back or shoulders, and small women’s backpacks must be left in the cloakroom as well.
In any case, please take off winter coats, coats longer than mid-thigh and wet coats regardless of size. Other coats must be worn when entering the exhibitions (no coats over the arms or shoulders).
Larger items such as bicycles, scooters, suitcases, etc. cannot be stored in the cloakroom.
In addition to the above, it is forbidden to bring bottles, children’s toys or anything that could damage the artworks or installations into the exhibition space.
The Art Centre is not responsible for objects and valuables in the cloakroom!
THE PROVISIONS OF THE POLICY FOR VISITORS WITH DOGS
To ensure the undisturbed stay of ArtHAB guests, visitors arriving with dogs are required to comply with the POLICY detailed below.
The guest with a dog who uses any of the services provided by ArtHAB (Gallery, restaurant, shop, pay accommodation) accepts the contents of the POLICY for himself/herself.
The representative of ArtHAB and the security guards have the right to warn the guest with a dog to comply with the POLICY during the stay at ArtHAB if the guest’s behaviour deviates from it.
If a guest with a dog fails to comply with the rules of the POLICY despite repeated warnings, the ArtHAB authorised representative or members of the Guard have the right to ask him/her to leave immediately.
By entering the premises of ArtHAB, the guest arriving with a dog accepts that he/she is liable to compensate the injured party for any damage caused by the dog that arrives with him/her and stays with him/her during his/her stay. The damage to be compensated includes material damage caused to ArtHAB by the dog arriving with the guest, as well as material and non-material claims arising as a result of damage caused by the dog to other guests staying in the ArtHAB building, employees working in ArtHAB or dogs arriving with other guests.
By entering the premises of ArtHAB, the guest arriving with a dog accepts that ArtHAB cannot be held liable in any way for any injury, possible illness or strayage of the dog arriving with him/her and staying with him/her during the duration of his/her stay.
ArtHAB is open to dogs of the following sizes and numbers:
- Small: dogs less than 35 cm tall and/or less than 12 kg – max 2 dogs per guest;
- Medium: 40-55 cm height at the withers and/or 12-34 kg – The building is only allowed to bring in dogs with the permission of ArtHAB or Csók Restaurant, according to the current conditions, max 1 dog per guest;
- Large: 55 cm in height and/or dogs over 35 kg – They are not allowed inside the building.
Guests with dogs are obliged to ensure that the dog they bring to the ArtHAB building does not disturb the other guests’ stay and meals. In particular, they must ensure that:
- In the ArtHAB building, dogs arriving with guests must be on a leash or in a carrier bag or kept under control.
- Dogs are not allowed to use or enter the communal toilets in the ArtHAB building.
- Dogs are not allowed to enter the kitchen of the Csók Restaurant in the ArtHAB building, the exhibition areas designated in the building, the ArtHAB’s operational areas and the areas reserved exclusively for employees working in the ArtHAB building.
- If the dog arrives with muddy feet/hair, it is the responsibility of the guest with the dog to clean it before entry.
- Guests with dogs are required to clean up any urine or faeces left behind by their dog in the entire ArtHAB building.
The ArtHAB building is only open to healthy, house-trained dogs and dogs that are not in heat.
SECURITY MEASURES, CAMERA SYSTEM
The exhibition spaces and artefacts are guarded by security guards.
In order to ensure the safety of the artworks and visitors, as well as the security of the staff of the Art Centre, a video surveillance and image recording system is in operation throughout the whole area of the Art Centre, in accordance with the data protection legislation in force and Act CXXXIII of 2005 on the rules of personal and property protection and private investigation. Recordings will be stored in the manner and for the period specified in our Privacy Notice posted in the Art Centre and available on the Art Centre’s website and as required by law. The Art Centre’s key assets are under heavy guard.
By entering the premises of the Art Centre, the individual entering the premises of the Art Centre consents to being recorded by the security camera system and to the processing of these recordings and his/her personal data (image) on them by the Art Centre for security purposes for the minimum period necessary, in compliance with the rules on data protection.
The capacity of the premises of the Arts Centre is limited, subject to current fire regulations, and therefore, if the number of visitors to certain events reaches the maximum capacity, no more visitors may enter the buildings (“full house”). Visitors who are not admitted to a sold-out event cannot claim damages or other compensation, given that the reason for the maximum number of visitors is a legitimate security measure.
In the event of an emergency (e.g.: natural disaster, fire, bomb threat, etc.), visitors are obliged to follow the instructions of the Art Centre staff and to leave the building on request.
IMAGE, SOUND AND VIDEO RECORDINGS
Production and use of images, sound and video recordings
Photography and video recording for private use by visitors
Photographs and videos may be taken in a way that does not disturb other visitors, and only in cases of free use of works of art in the exhibition spaces, which are considered free from a copyright point of view. No camera tripods or selfie sticks are allowed in the exhibition area. The recordings may only be used for personal purposes and may only be used for commercial or other profit-making purposes with the prior written permission of the Art Centre.
Any use other than private personal use (e.g. publication) of photographs and video recordings taken at the Art Centre, or commercial distribution, is not permitted.
Visitors must take photos and videos in a way that does not disturb others’ visits, while respecting the rules!
Smoking is only permitted in designated areas of the Art Centre. The provisions of Act XLII of 1999 on the Protection of Non-Smokers and Certain Rules for the Consumption and Distribution of Tobacco Products apply to the entire premises of the Art Centre.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF BREACHING THE RULES
Any visitor who violates the Policy may, after a warning, be expelled from the building for a specified period of time or permanently, or may be subject to legal proceedings. Damages resulting from a breach of Policy are the responsibility of the person who breached the Policy (or the person responsible for the breach). If a breach of the Policy also constitutes a breach of the law, the person who has breached the Policy (or is responsible for the person who has breached the Policy) is legally liable and will be subject to any legal sanctions.
The Art Centre reserves the right to deny access to the Art Centre to any person who does not comply with the rules.
Visitors who violate the Policy must leave the building immediately upon request of the competent staff member of the Art Centre or the security guard, failing this, the security guard is entitled to apply the measures provided for in Act CXXXIII of 2005 on the Rules of Personal and Property Protection and Private Investigations and to escort the visitor out of the building.
We wish you a pleasant stay and thank you for your cooperation in complying with the rules!