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 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 [email protected]. 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 low, 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. Internet. 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’s rude to hog bandwidth. If you’re having trouble connecting, please find a team member.
  4. Harassment. We have ZERO tolerance for harassment of any kind towards 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. Guests. 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/community 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 twice during the week 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 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. This is NOT a live/work space.
  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. Children in the Workspace. Member's are welcome to bring their children to visit the space, provided that the visits are infrequent, brief and do not cause disruption to other members. Children seven years of age and older are permitted to accompany their parent(s) during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8am - 6pm) but must be directly supervised by the parent or a registered guest at all times. If the frequency, length, or nature of visits becomes disruptive, the member will be informed and will be expected to take corrective action.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.).
  20. Firearms. Members may not, at any time while on any property owned, leased, or controlled by Alkaloid Networks, including anywhere that Alkaloid Networks business is conducted possess or use any weapon.
  21. Fire. Please do not use anything inside the space that involves fire. i.e. candles, incense, etc. 
  22. Crypto. We're always interesting in supporting innovation. In order to protect the sustainability of the community for all, various precautions will be put in place for any crypto-mining, etc. operations:
    1. an energy monitor (and appropriate billing for energy)
    2. a fair usage cap on network usage
    3. a deposit to cover any surges in energy, internet or legal costs
  23. Adulting. We’re all adults here so you are expected to behave appropriately. You know right from wrong and how to be respectful. 
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Dues

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.

  1. 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, we expect that you will return it to the original set-up when you’re finished. Please clean the dry erase board too. 
  1. Business Address/Mail Service

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.

  • Any violation of USPS laws, rules, and/or regulations by Client may result in immediate termination of services by Alkaloid Networks.
  • Alkaloid Networks will accept mail in the member's name, as shown in this Agreement, and any additional, pre-agreed upon business names only.
  • Alkaloid Networks is not responsible for mail returned to sender for improper address.
  • Member authorizes Alkaloid Networks staff to sign for mail and packages deliverable only upon signature and agrees to pick up mail and packages in a timely manner or storage fees may apply.
  • Member acknowledges that the U.S. Postal Service will NOT accept a “Change of Address” request for any of Alkaloid Networks members.
  • In the event that Client does not pay any outstanding invoices, mail will be held for 90 days at which time any mail or packages will be returned or disposed of.
  • Member understands that at the expiration of this agreement, all mail will be marked “Return to Sender”, refused or destroyed. If you request mail to be forwarded, you will need to make a specific request and shipping and handling charges will apply..

Note: DBA’s or additional company names require separate CMRA forms and will incur additional charges for Address/Mail services.

Any member receiving mail at Alkaloid Networks MUST complete the following form.
This is a requirement of USPS.
You can access the form and safely upload all required documents here.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.
  1. 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.

  1. Complaints

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.

  1. 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, 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.

  1.   COVID-19

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: 

  • Masks are currently optional. I am monitoring the community transmission levels weekly and will inform the community through Slack and the weekly newsletter if anything changes. 
  • Be considerate when you are up and about. We all have differing tolerance levels.
  • Avoid handshakes, high-fives, or other physical contact until you confirm with the other person that it is ok with them.
  • Inform any visitors of these guidelines.

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 am experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
  • I do believe I have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
  • I have been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non contagious by state or local public health authorities.

I agree that:

  • I am following all CDC recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting my exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

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.

  1. 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. 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.

  1. Consent

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.

  1. 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

[email protected]

Emergency Phone: +1.404.386.0069

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


Alkaloid Networks Community Membership Contract

  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: February 23, 2024

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