PIONEER. MEMBER AGREEMENT
BE yearning for interaction
BE willing to introduce yourself, make friends and help
BE ready to participate in impromptu and planned events
BE eager to help everyone feel proud of our space and the people in it
BE prepared for abundance (work, laughter, goodwill, and more)
Are you tired of noisy coffee shops and their unstable WiFi? Has your startup outgrown the garage? Do you love working at home but long to bounce ideas off of someone other than the cat?
We believe that by working in close proximity to other creative, talented people, we can all become stronger, more successful, and more inclined to put on pants in the morning. We call this no-brainer “coworking.”
The following outlines our primary membership plans and some, but not all, of the benefits members receive as part of their membership:
Access to high-speed internet
Use of conference room upon scheduling
Free admission to member-related events held in the space
Vintage Cell Resident ($50 monthly contract)
- Dedicated Desk
- 8 hours conference room use per month (scheduled)
- Discount on booking of whole space for large scale events
- Mailing address
Studio Office ($120/month) One Available
- Use of large studio space
- Storage available for equipment
- Booked use of backdrop and lighting equipment
- Discount on booking of whole space for large scale events
- Mailing address
Creator Bench ($25/month)
- Use of common desk space 12 days a month (availability of a desk not guaranteed)
- 2 hours of conference room use per month
- Discount on booking of whole space for large scale event
Pioneer is a shared, collaborative, and open workspace. In order for everyone to peacefully co-exist, there are some best practices that we should all follow:
Be considerate and respectful of others. When you are finished using something, put it back the way you found it. Push chairs back in, clean off work spaces, and erase white boards. Always keep in mind you are sharing the space with others. Clean up any dishes or kitchen items.
Advertise yourself. If you have a permanent office or desk, put something up with your logo. If you want to share or test your marketing material, bring it to our mixers and share it with the community. The more the community knows what you are about, the more buzz it can create for you.
When it’s time for you to focus and do your productive work, the universal sign for “do not disturb” is to put on your headphones. If others have headphones on, that’s a sign they have serious work to get done.
Phone calls in the open space are fine, just talk at a normal volume and be aware it is an open space with the associated background noise. If you need privacy, are practicing aggressive negotiations or you have to yell at someone, use the phone room, take a walk outside or use the insulated quiet of your car. On the flip side, if you get disturbed easily by someone on a call, a good set of headphones are a must. If you are on the phone a lot using your booming sales voice, a private office is your best membership option.
Keep our space clean. When you leave, another person will most likely sit at that same spot. So please keep it clean and trash your trash. Note that the refrigerator is emptied every Friday.
If the coffee is out, make a pot yourself! You’ll probably get lots of love for brewing good coffee.
This is a non-profit endeavor. With that being said we ask that our members help to take ownership of a certain area of the space and ensure it stays clean and orderly. We’ll have a sign-up sheet posted where members can sign up for a specific area.
Active membership month is a month that a member/s have access to the space and facilities. This period runs from the first to the last day of each month.
- All membership payments are due on the 20th of the month preceding an active membership month.
Standard building operation will be 09:00am - 6:00pm, Monday- Friday with the exclusion of public holidays i.e. front door open, heating system on. However we appreciate that our members are very much not the ‘9-5’ brigade and so we provide 24/7 access. It is assumed unless asked otherwise, that no one will need resources outside of standard business hours if however you do, i.e. on a Saturday email us and we will sort arrangements. This does mean that you have to be aware of certain items i.e. making sure the lights are turned out etc.
- Standard access is via the front door off Main Street from 9am till 6pm Monday to Friday
- Out of hours access will be available via the side door to the studio.
- If you are last out of the building, please insure that all lights are turned off.
1. Acceptance of Terms
2. Description of Services
Pioneer may provide you with access to office space, work stations, internet access, office equipment, conference space, knowledge resources, and other services (collectively, “Services”). The Services at all times are subject to the TOU.
3. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the Services, you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions and notices. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Pioneer brand, any Pioneer location, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any Services. You hereby represent and warrant that you have all requisite legal power and authority to enter into and abide by the terms and conditions of this TOU and no further authorization or approval is necessary. You further represent and warrant that your participation or use of the Services will not conflict with or result in any breach of any license, contract, agreement or other instrument or obligation to which you are a party.
4. Pioneer reserves the right to disclose any information about you - and at all times - your participation in and use of the Services as Pioneer deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Pioneer’s sole discretion.
You acknowledge and agree that during your participation in and use of the Services you may be exposed to Confidential Information. “Confidential Information” shall mean all information, in whole or in part, that is disclosed by Pioneer, or any participant or user of the Services or any employee, affiliate, or agent thereof, that is nonpublic, confidential or proprietary in nature. Confidential Information also includes, without limitation, information about business, sales, operations, know-how, trade secrets, technology, products, employees, customers, marketing plans, financial information, services, business affairs, any knowledge gained through examination or observation of or access to the facilities, computer systems and/or books and records of Pioneer CoWorking, any analyses, compilations, studies or other documents prepared by Pioneer or otherwise derived in any manner from the Confidential Information and any information that you are obligated to keep confidential or know or has reason to know should be treated as confidential.
Your participation in and/or use of the Services obligates you to;
I. maintain all Confidential Information in strict confidence;
II. not to disclose Confidential Information to any third parties;.
III. not to use the Confidential Information in any way directly or indirectly detrimental to Pioneer, or any participant or user of the Services.
All Confidential Information remains the sole and exclusive property of Pioneer or the respective disclosing party. You acknowledge and agree that nothing in this TOU or your participation or use of the Services will be construed as granting any rights to you, by license or otherwise, in or to any Confidential Information or any patent, copyright or other intellectual property or proprietary rights of Pioneer, or any participant or user of the Services.
6. Participation In or Use of Services
You acknowledge that you are participating in or using the Services at your own free will and decision. You acknowledge that Pioneer does not have any liability with respect to your access, participation in, use of the Services, or any loss of information resulting from such participation or use. You will refrain from any act which would render any insurance on the coworking space void or voidable or which would increase the insurance premium by the Licensor. You will comply with all Health Safety and Fire regulations.
7. Disclaimer of Warranties
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Pioneer provides the services “as is” and with all faults, and hereby disclaim with respect to the services all warranties and conditions, whether express, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to, any (if any) warranties, duties or conditions of or related to: merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, results, workmanlike effort and lack of negligence. Also, there is no warranty, duty or condition of title, quiet enjoyment, quiet possession, correspondence to description or non-infringement. The entire risk as to the quality, or arising out of participation in or the use of the services, remains with you.
8. Exclusion of Incidental
Consequential and Certain Other Damages. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Pioneer or its subsidiaries (whether or not wholly-owned), affiliates, divisions, and their past, present and future officers, agents, shareholders, members, representatives, employees, successors and assigns, jointly or individually be liable for any direct, special, incidental, indirect, punitive, consequential or other damages whatsoever (including, but not limited to, damages for: loss of 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 pecuniary or other loss whatsoever) arising out of or in any way related to the participation in or inability to participate in or use of the services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or otherwise under or in connection with any provision of this agreement, even in the event of the fault, tort (including negligence), strict liability, breach of contract or breach of warranty of Pioneer, and even if Pioneer has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
9. Limitation of Liability and Remedies
Notwithstanding any damages that you might incur for any reason whatsoever (including, without limitation, all damages referenced above and all direct or general damages), the entire liability of Pioneer or its subsidiaries (whether or not wholly-owned), affiliates, divisions, and their past, present and future officers, agents, shareholders, members, representatives, employees, successors and assigns under any provision of this TOU and your exclusive remedy for all of the foregoing shall be limited to actual damages incurred by you based on reasonable reliance up to ten dollars. The foregoing limitations, exclusions and disclaimers (including sections 8 and 9 above) shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, even if any remedy fails its essential purpose.
Pioneer reserves the right to terminate any Service at any time. Pioneer further reserves the right to terminate your participation in and use of any Services, immediately and without notice, if you fail to comply with the TOU.
You release, and hereby agree to indemnify, defend and save harmless Pioneer and Pioneer’s subsidiaries (whether or not wholly-owned), affiliates, divisions, and their past, present and future officers, agents, shareholders, members, representatives, employees, successors and assigns, jointly and individually, from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs, expenses, judgments, fines and penalties based upon or arising out of your negligent actions, errors and omissions, willful misconduct and fraud in connection with the participation in or use of the Services. You further agree in the event that you bring a claim or lawsuit in violation of this agreement, you shall be liable for any attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by Pioneer or its respective officers and agents in connection with the defense of such claim or lawsuit.
In the event that any provision or portion of this TOU is determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, in whole or in part, the remaining provisions of this TOU shall be unaffected thereby and shall remain in full force and effect to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
13. Internet Use
Use of the internet by Pioneer members implies agreement with our internet use policy. Members must ensure that they;
1). Comply with current legislation
2). Use the internet in an acceptable way and
3). Do not create unnecessary business risk to Pioneer or their company by their misuse of the internet.
Unacceptable behavior and in particular the following is deemed unacceptable use or behaviour by members; 1). Visiting internet sites that contain obscene, hateful, pornographic or otherwise illegal material, 2). Using the computer to perpetrate any form of fraud, or software, film or music piracy, 3). Downloading commercial software or any copyrighted materials belonging to third parties, unless this download is covered or permitted under a commercial agreement or other such license, 4). hacking into unauthorised areas, 5). Undertaking deliberate activities that waste staff effort or networked resources, 6). Introducing any form of malicious software into the corporate network. Pioneer maintains the right to monitor the volume of internet and network traffic, together with the internet sites visited.
14. Claim on space
This membership agreement shall not vest or confer or be deemed to confer any legal estate in any Pioneer property and nothing herein contained shall create or be deemed to create the relationship of Landlord and Tenant between the CoWorking Space and the Member.