Alkaloid Networks Community Membership Contract
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 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 yourselfTake care of each otherTake 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:
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:
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.
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.
We collect dues 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”.
Your membership is for you and you alone. All desk memberships are for ONE person and not to be shared. If you want to work with another person, other than a guest, I recommend getting them their own membership. If you have a private office, you can have any many team members in your office space as needed.
Access to conference rooms is one of the great benefits of Alkaloid membership. Here’s some stuff regarding conference rooms:
When applicable, Alkaloid Networks will act as an agent for the member in receiving mail and reasonably sized packages when such are delivered to member using the unique address provided by Alkaloid Networks. Members are required to complete and submit to Alkaloid Networks a USPS Form 1583 which will become part of this Agreement and service will NOT commence prior to the completed forms being notarized, returned, and reviewed by Alkaloid Networks staff.
Note: DBA’s or additional company names require separate CMRA forms and will incur additional charges for Address/Mail services.
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.
You also agree not to use Alkaloid or Alkaloid Stuff in connection with:
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.
Please don’t make defamatory or disparaging comments about Alkaloid or other members. If something is bothering you, let the Founder know about it. Katharine can probably fix it or at least talk through it with you and come to some kind of resolution.
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, Alkaloid is not liable (but we 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. We highly recommend getting a ‘coworking member’ policy. We would be glad to put you in touch with our insurance agent about a general liability policy, if this is of particular concern.
I acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that the CDC and many other public health authorities still recommend practicing social distancing.
I further acknowledge that Alkaloid Networks LLC has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. Please review those precautions here.
We have entered the new work normal at Alkaloid Networks. You can read the whole CDC guidelines update here.
I acknowledge that I will do my part to keep Alkaloid Networks LLC safe for all members by:
I further acknowledge that Alkaloid Networks LLC can not guarantee that I will not become infected with the Coronavirus/Covid-19. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, coworking staff, and other coworking members and their families.
I voluntarily seek services provided by Alkaloid Networks LLC and acknowledge that I am increasing my risk to exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. I acknowledge that I must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread while accessing any of the Alkaloid Networks LLC services.
I attest that I will NOT use Alkaloid Networks LLC coworking facilities (including mail pickup) if:
I agree that:
I hereby release and agree to hold Alkaloid Networks LLC harmless from, and waive on behalf of myself, my heirs, and any personal representatives any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for damage or loss to myself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act of the coworking space, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from Alkaloid Networks LLC. I understand that this release discharges Alkaloid Networks LLC from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against the coworking space with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, any services received from Alkaloid Networks LLC. This liability waiver and release extends to the coworking space together with all owners, partners, and employees.
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:
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.
You are near the end, so hang in there. 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.
I acknowledge that I have stayed awake, read and even understood 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.
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
Atlanta, GA 30312
Attn: Katharine Chestnut
Emergency Phone: +1.404.386.0069
Remember: Take care of yourself; take care of each other; take care of this place.
I agree to a 3-month commitment at $345 for a community membership, which will allow me limited access to Alkaloid Networks LLC resources as outlined in the Coworking Agreement. Community memberships allow for 4 days per month, weekdays, 8:30am – 5:30pm access at shared desks.
The term of this membership begins and ends three months from the start date. Membership will automatically renew every three months unless notice is provided. Dues are pre-paid quarterly and are not refundable. This membership is for one individual and non-transferable.
I agree to provide a 30-day notice in writing via email prior to terminating my membership. This will occur no later than the 1st of the month. Partial dues may be due for less than a 30-day notice.
A deposit of $20 will be required for each encrypted key fob required, refundable upon return.
Alkaloid Networks does not assume any responsibility for loss or damages to member property and recommends insurance. See Section 10: Liability of the Coworking Agreement for more details. I have read and understand, and agree to the terms of the Alkaloid Networks Member Agreement.
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: June 1, 2022
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Document Name: Alkaloid Networks Community Membership Contract
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