PURPOSE MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT
Purpose Coworking was created to foster and support a coworking community in Philmont. By joining Purpose, our members agree to rules set forth below, all with the aim of keeping our environment productive, and our community rad.
Any questions about this Agreement, the Member Manual, or any rules not covered here, should be addressed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. As a condition to membership, we each agree to abide by rules below and in the Member Manual.
Fees: Memberships all require a six month contract. Membership fees are collected monthly, up-front, via automatic recurring credit card billing.
If you wish to cancel early: You can cancel your membership at any time if you find that coworking is not for you. Just let us know five business days before your next autopayment goes through and the membership autobilling will be canceled for future payments.
Why six month plans? Purpose’s goal is to be a tight coworking community of dedicated members, not a community with high turnover of membership. Asking for a six month commitment of autobill payments keeps administrative costs low, which means membership fees can stay low too, all while increasing consistency in the community :) That said, we don't want to force anyone to stay if they find it's not their thing, so while we ask for a six month autopayment set up at the start, you won't be punished or charged if you decide to terminate your membership.
Termination of Membership:
Violation of the rules set for in this Agreement or in the Member Manual can lead to termination of your membership. Beyond those day-to-day rules, you agree not to use Purpose for any purpose that is unlawful, prohibited, or that could damage, disable or impair any of the Purpose’s staff, or keep other members from using Purpose, or that would hurt Purpose as an ongoing business. This also means you won’t attempt to gain access to any computer systems or networks of Purpose (beyond general web access), or attempt to obtain any materials or information not intentionally made available to all members. If you attempt to do any of these things, your membership may be terminated immediately.
Hell no. We have zero tolerance for harassing our members or guests. Harassment includes verbal and non-verbal unwanted actions that make someone feel uncomfortable and threatened, including targeting someone based on their gender, orientation, race, religion and other group status. Staff reserve the right to revoke membership or access to anyone who violates this rule. If you experience any kind of harassment bring it to the attention of staff immediately, even if you are not the target of it yourself. It takes a village to keep a village feeling safe.
Business and Liability: You also agree not to use Purpose in connection with “jerk behavior”, defined here as:
Contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or similar annoying behavior
Defaming, abusing, harassing, threatening or otherwise violating the legal rights (such as privacy and publicity) of others
Posting, distributing or disseminating inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent, or unlawful material or information
Uploading, reproducing, using, performing or otherwise making available, images, software or other material or information which infringes another’s rights, or is protected by intellectual property laws where you don’t own or license such rights
Uploading or using files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the computers or property of Purpose or another member.
Plain-speak:, if you leave stuff here and it disappears, we are not liable (but we will certainly look into how it happened and work to prevent such losses).
Legal-speak: Neither Purpose nor its members will assume any liability to you with respect to your access to, participation in, use of Purpose or Purpose Services, or any loss of information or other property resulting from such participation or use. Purpose will not assume liability for damages or injuries to clients, guests, or other parties that members may invite to the Purpose. As a user, you might decide to carry a Renters Insurance Policy to cover your own equipment while using our space and any other insurance you deem necessary or desirable.
Photography & Quote Statement Release
Plain-speak: We might take a photo of the Purpose space while you are in it, for promotional purposes, but not to spy on you or for other creepy reasons. By agreeing to work in the space, you agree that we can use photos of the space that include your image while working in the space.
Legal-speak: To advance Purpose and its role in the community, Purpose regularly utilizes images and/or quotes/statements of Purpose’s programs, facilities, and tenants to feature in marketing and promotional materials. Your image and/or quote/statements/participation may be used in print and electronic media for Purpose, including but not limited to Purpose’s website, newsletters, press releases, and brochures. As such, you authorize Purpose to use your image and or quote/statement for any use Purpose deems appropriate in the promotion and marketing of Purpose. You understand that your quote/statement may be edited but will continue to reflect your original meeting. You understand that your name, credentials and company information may be identified. You fully discharge Purpose from any and all claims, monetary and otherwise, arising out of the use of your quote/statement. By signing the end of this agreement, you give permission to Purpose to use your photograph,image, and/or quote/statement as described above. If you prefer not to be photographed, please make it known at the time you sign up as a member..
Disclaimer + Indemnification
Plain-speak: Legal folks ask that the following sections be CAPITALIZED, which means you’re really supposed to pay attention. The short version: If you get sued for anything, Purpose will not get sued alongside you, because your company and work is not our company or work.
Purpose PROVIDES SERVICES “AS IS” AS A SERVICE AND NOT AS A LEASE OF REAL PROPERTY, AND DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. OH YEAH, THERE IS ALSO NO WARRANTY OF TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR POSSESSION. THE ENTIRE RISK OF PARTICIPATING IN OR USING Purpose SERVICES, REMAINS WITH YOU.
IN NO EVENT SHALL Purpose OR ITS AGENTS, OWNERS, MEMBERS, OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, PERSONAL INJURY, LOSS OF PRIVACY, FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY (INCLUDING OF GOOD FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE), NEGLIGENCE, AND ANY OTHER LOSS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO Purpose’s SERVICES OR OTHERWISE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Besides all that CAPITALIZED stuff in 12. Disclaimer, you also release, and agree to indemnify, defend and save harmless Purpose, its agents, owners, members and employees, from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, expenses, judgments, fines and penalties based on or arising out of your negligent actions, errors and omissions, willful misconduct or fraud, breach or violation of the Rules of Purpose or otherwise suffered in connection with your participation in Purpose or use of Purpose’s Services.
Local Law Consent
Since Purpose is situated in the Village of Philmont, we all agree that the law of the State of New York governs this Agreement. And we further agree that exclusive jurisdiction and venue for all purposes under this Agreement shall be in Philmont, NY and everybody consents to such jurisdiction and venue. Finally, in the highly unlikely event that any provision or portion of this Agreement is determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, in whole or in part, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall be unaffected and shall remain in full force and effect to the fullest extent permitted by law.
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