Alkaloid Networks LLC Coworking Agreement


This is our Coworking Agreement, or basically, what members of Alkaloid Networks agree to when they use our space. It’s both a legal document and goes over some ground rules we’ve learned.

The Member Agreement

The Alkaloid Networks Coworking Community (“Alkaloid”) was created by its founder (Alkaloid Networks LLC, “Founder”) to foster and support a business community at 691 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue by providing its members with space, tables, conference rooms, phone rooms, chairs, trash cans, Internet connectivity, a collaborative community, and other resources and stuff (such services, the “Alkaloid Stuff”). By joining Alkaloid, our members agree to certain rules for our community (“Rules of Alkaloid,” “Rules”). The goal of a community such as Alkaloid is to help each of us work hard, so we should be considerate of each other, play well together, follow the Rules of Alkaloid. If one of us doesn’t follow the Rules, it affects all of us and Alkaloid, and as a condition to membership, we each agree to abide by this Member Agreement (“Member Agreement”).

Our community motto: Take care of yourself; take care of each other; take care of this place.

Any questions about this Agreement, or any rules not covered here, should be addressed by email to katharine@Alkaloid.net. Otherwise, here are the Rules of Alkaloid, which all members, including you, agree to:

1. Conduct

Alkaloid is, first and foremost, a place to work. Behave well and treat others the way you would want to be treated. Keep in mind that people who are annoyed or offended may not tell you so directly, but instead engage less with Alkaloid, which hurts everybody.

Easy Rule of Thumb: Leave any space you use as you found it, or better than how you found it.

At the Founder’s discretion, or upon notice from other members, disruptive or abusive language or behavior will result in a warning and a mark against your membership (a “strike”). On the third strike, your membership will be revoked. Your membership may be revoked prior to the third strike upon the sole discretion of the Founder.

These are the general rules we ask you to abide by:

  1. Indoor voice. We are all trying to get work done, so try to be mindful and respectful of others’ attention and time. Generally, if someone has their headphones on, please respect their privacy (that’s the most important rule we have). Alkaloid is not a library, and collaboration is encouraged, but this is a workplace, first and foremost. We love the constant hum of people getting things done. If someone nearby is a little too loud, please do not hesitate to let them know! You’re likely not the only one thinking that, and the noisy person might not realize they are bothering anyone.
  2. Phone calls.If you have a phone call and it will last just a minute or two, feel free to take it in the common areas. If you are going to be on the phone for more than that, please use the conference rooms. Some exceptions can be made, such as for those working in support jobs, where an occasional and not very talkative phone call of 5-10 minutes is necessary. We ask, however, that you keep your voice quiet, and, if you know that a call will persist for more than 5 minutes or be especially talkative, you take the call into a conference room.
  3. Please be responsible and respectful when using the internet. BitTorent and porn are absolutely not allowed. Large downloads or uploads during business hours aren’t strictly prohibited but it rude to hog bandwidth. If you’re having trouble connecting, please find a team member.
  4. We have zero tolerance for harassing our members or guests of Alkaloid. Members or guests violating this policy will be sanctioned or expelled from the space or the event at the discretion of the Founder.
  5. Feel free to invite friends or guests for lunch, a quick meeting, or just to say hello. Guests are required to adhere to the Rules of Alkaloid.
  6. Desk use.While we do have a limited number of flex/shared desks, most desks at Alkaloid are permanent work spaces for individuals. Please do not mess with other peoples’ work space; don’t take things from, or leave things on, any desk that is not yours.
  7. Monitors to Use: There are several shared monitors located on the shared desks. Usage is first come, first serve. 
  8. Coffee: The absolutely saddest thing in the work is an empty coffee pot. If you finish the pot, be awesome and make some more.
  9. Fridge: The refrigerator is primarily for storing that day’s food, beverages, and some occasional leftovers from events. As a general policy, food that is older than one week and taking up space will be thrown out. Containers or food left in the refrigerator may be thrown out at any time at the discretion of the Founder. Labeling your food with your name and a date will help us at least give you a heads up when it comes time to do a big clean out.
  10. Trash and Cleaning. Do you see a mess? Clean it up! The cleaning crew come on Sunday for a big clean and Wednesday night to take care of kitchens and bathrooms. If the trash can is full, please take it out! Replacement bags are under the sinks in each breakroom.
  11. Supplies: Are we running low on something? Try as we might to keep up with everything, it happens. Paper towels, hand soap, and other supplies live in the utility closet in the Central Wing (inside the bathroom next to the printer). Does it look like we are running low on reserves? Send a Slack message or email to Katharine and she will place an order asap.
  12. Shared Printers: They are for you to use! Given how many members we have, they do a pretty good job. If you expect to be printing large documents or often, please be a pal and bring in some paper.
  13. Alcohol policy.It is fine to relax with a nice drink, but please be considerate of other members. We do not tolerate intoxication at the space. Be mindful, too, that your “quitting time” does not necessarily match up with everybody else’s schedule.
  14. Overnight use.We understand that our members may need to pull a late night of work every now and again. However, under no circumstances is sleeping at the space overnight allowed.
  15. Heat & air conditioning.We set the heat and air conditioning on a schedule that makes sense for most people. Please do not raise or lower the temperature more than 3 degrees. If the heat or air conditioning do not seem to be working, please notify an Alkaloid staff member.
  16. Furry Friends: As much as we love animals, for the comfort of all of our members, we cannot allow dogs or pets (with the exception service animals) at Alkaloid.
  17. Access Control: The doors are manually and electronically locked. If you believe the doors are not locked after you leave the space, it is your duty to notify an Alkaloid staff member of the situation.
  18. Emergency Exits. In case of an emergency, use the main exits or, if those are not available, alternate exits (i.e. back door, rooftop access, etc.).

2. Community

Believe in yourself, believe in others, and especially believe in the collaborative power of the Alkaloid community. Network. Collaborate. Work hard. Have fun. Improve Alkaloid for all. Give input to make Alkaloid better. And if this isn’t your sort of thing, see 1. Conduct.

3. Changes

We will do our best to notify members of changes to the Rules and this agreement. We will strive to keep an up-to-date copy of this agreement available.

4. Fees

We collect fees for monthly, quarterly and annual memberships. If you believe you have been billed in error, you should contact an Alkaloid staff member before disputing the charge with your card company (issues are usually easy to solve). You are expected to pay for services up front; Alkaloid cannot maintain a “tab”.

5. Conference Rooms

Access to conference rooms is one of the great benefits of Alkaloid membership. Here’s some stuff regarding conference rooms:

  1. If you want to guarantee use a conference room, you must reserve it. If no one is using it, feel free to use it, but please limit your unscheduled time to no more than one hour.
  2. Conference rooms are a shared resource. Please do not monopolize them. The Founder reserves the right to change the rules in the future, if required, to enforce fairness. Please do it yourselves so I don’t have to.
  3. Conference rooms are for meetings with customers, teammates, and clients ONLY. If you want to hold an event at Alkaloid or in one of our conference rooms or common spaces, please talk to the friendly Alkaloid staff to discuss scheduling, guest policy, insurance requirements, and possible fees.
  4. Please clean up after using a conference room. If you re-arrange the furniture in the conference room, I expect that you will return it to the original set-up when you’re finished. Please clean the dry erase board too. 

6. Termination

See section 1, “Conduct,” for reference to what actions could lead to termination of your Alkaloid membership. Beyond those day-to-day rules, you agree not to use Alkaloid for any purpose that is unlawful, prohibited, or that could damage, disable or impair any of the Alkaloid Stuff, or keep other members from using the Alkaloid Stuff, or that would hurt Alkaloid as an ongoing business. This also means you won’t attempt to gain access to any computer systems or networks of Alkaloid (beyond general web access), or attempt to obtain any materials or information not intentionally made available to all Alkaloid members. If you attempt to do any of these bad things, then forget about the three strikes under Rules of Alkaloid No. 1, as your membership may be terminated immediately with notice from the Founder.

7. Connections

You also agree not to use Alkaloid or Alkaloid Stuff in connection with:

  1. Contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or similar annoying behavior;
  2. Defaming, abusing, harassing, threatening or otherwise violating the legal rights (such as privacy and publicity) of others;
  3. Posting, distributing or disseminating inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent, or unlawful material or information;
  4. 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; and
  5. Uploading or using files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the computers or property of Alkaloid or another member.

8. Confidences

You acknowledge that during your membership in Alkaloid, you are going to be exposed to Confidences. “Confidences” means information (such as business information, trade secrets, technology, customers and prospects, and other secret stuff) disclosed by the Founder or by other members of Alkaloid (including through your keen observation) that is confidential or proprietary in nature and simply just not known by others. It’s plain and simple – you agree to keep confidential and not to disclose or use Confidences, you understand that they remain the exclusive property of whomever disclosed them, and you don’t acquire any rights to such Confidences.

9. Complaints

Please don’t make defamatory or disparaging comments about Alkaloid or other members. If something is bothering you, let me know about it. I can probably fix it or at least talk through it with you and come to some kind of resolution.

10. Liability

Neither Alkaloid nor its members will assume any liability to you with respect to your access to, participation in, use of Alkaloid or Alkaloid Stuff, or any loss of information or other property resulting from such participation or use. Basically, if you leave stuff here and it disappears or gets damaged, I am not liable (but I will certainly look into how it happened and work to prevent such losses in future).

Alkaloid will not assume liability for damages or injuries to clients, guests, or other parties that members may invite to the Alkaloid space. I would be glad to put you in touch with our insurance agent about a general liability policy, if this is of particular concern.

11. Disclaimer

Legal types ask that the following sections be CAPITALIZED, which means you’re really supposed to pay attention (frankly, you’re supposed to pay attention to ALL these Rules of Alkaloid). Here goes:

  1. ALKALOID PROVIDES ALKALOID STUFF “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 ALKALOID STUFF, REMAINS WITH YOU. THAT’S USUALLY THE DEAL, YOU KNOW?.
  2. IN NO EVENT SHALL ALKALOID 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 ALKALOID STUFF OR OTHERWISE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

12. Indemnification

Besides all that CAPITALIZED stuff in 11. Disclaimer, you also release, and agree to indemnify, defend and save harmless Alkaloid, its agents, owners, officers, 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 Alkaloid or otherwise suffered in connection with your participation in Alkaloid or use of Alkaloid Stuff.

13. Consent

You are near the end, so keep your pace up. Take note that you can’t assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of Alkaloid. Since Alkaloid is situated in the City of Atlanta, we all agree that the law of the great State of Georgia governs this Agreement. And we further agree that exclusive jurisdiction and venue for all purposes under this Agreement shall be in Atlanta, GA 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.

Believe it or not, I acknowledge that I have stayed awake, read and even understand this Agreement and the Rules of Alkaloid. Further, I agree to be bound by this Agreement and the Rules of Alkaloid regarding my participation in Alkaloid and the use of Alkaloid Stuff.

14. Notices

If you need to communicate with the Founder or any other Alkaloid staff member, you may do so at the following:

Alkaloid Networks LLC

691 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE

Suite C

Atlanta, GA  30312

Attn: Katharine Chestnut

Katharine@alkaloid.net

Emergency Phone: +1.404.386.0069

 

Remember: Take care of yourself; take care of each other; take care of this place.

Initial keys are included with your membership and will be returned at the end of your membership. Replacement keys are $10.

I hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to all of the terms and conditions contained in this Member Agreement for the Alkaloid Networks Co-Working Community. Most important, I agree to take pride and ownership in the Alkaloid Community!

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Signed by Katherine Chestnut
Signed On: April 26, 2019

Alkaloid Networks https://alkaloid.net
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