UPDATED JANUARY 1, 2019
Coworking spaces offer something more than just space. We do provide a space, but we also offer our members an internet connection, kitchen areas, access to a network of professionals, workshops, conferences, etc. Without a doubt, our main business is not just space. Coworking is a full service. A coworking service agreement is the commercial equivalent of an agreement for accommodation in a hotel. It’s also similar to the membership agreements that are signed in gyms or fitness studios. By selling memberships, Connects Workspace entitles your coworkers to use the space and the resources therein, but the space is not leased at any time and remains solely ours.
The services Connects Workspace provides to you are subject to the following Terms and Conditions (T&C). Connects Workspace reserves the right to update the T&C at any time.
Description of Services
Connects Workspace may provide you with access to office space, workstations, internet access, office equipment, conference space, knowledge resources, and other services (collectively, "Services"). The Services at all times are subject to the T&C.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
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 any Connects Workspace’s server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any Services.
You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Services, or accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any Connects Workspace’s server or to any of the Services, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services, nor should you post or download files that you know or should know are illegal or that you have no rights to.
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 T&C 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.
Use of services
You agree that when participating in or using the Services, you will not:
Use the Services in connection with contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming, spimming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise);
Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information on or through Connects Workspace servers.
Upload, or otherwise make available, file that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as a limitation, copyright, trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same.
Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the services in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party;
Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan Horses, Worms, time bombs, candlebots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another computer or property of another coworker.
Download any file that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed, and or/distributed in such manner.
Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Services.
Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines, which may be applicable for any particular Service (including the Building Rules).
Harvest or otherwise collect information about other, including email addresses, without the authorization or consent of the disclosing party.
Violate any applicable laws or regulations; or
Create false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
Renewals and Terminations
This Agreement is automatically renewed at the end of each period with consent of each party.
Miner membership renews annually.
Pioneer and Settler membership renews monthly.
Stakeholder membership renews based on the signed “Office Terms”. Once the period set in signed “Office Terms” expires, Stakeholder membership renews monthly.
The T&C must be adhered to at all times. Failure to follow T&C can result in non-renewal or even early termination of the usage license. Connects Workspace reserves the right to terminate any Service at any time, immediately and without notice, if you fail to comply with the T&C. This includes non-payment or violation of the space rules. If this happens, Connects Workspace will refund any amounts paid for unused periods that remain after deducting any pending charges, on a prorata basis.
Members may terminate this Agreement at the end of their contracted term by giving a written notice of termination 30 days prior as established in this Agreement. Termination shall be in effect as of the end of that calendar month. Should Member not provide timely notice of termination to Connects Workspace then the Membership Period shall continue to the end of the following calendar month and the service fees for that calendar month shall be payable.
Invoicing and Payment
The member is automatically invoiced monthly in advance based on their membership option. Also included are any variable charges such as copier and conference room usage that may have been incurred during the previous period. Payment is required at the beginning of the month for that period, at the date specified in the invoice. Payment for casual usage is paid on the day of use unless other arrangements have been made with Connects Workspace.
A cancellation fee of $20 will be charged to any conference room cancellation that occurs less than 24 hours from the scheduled event. This includes “no shows”. This is in addition to the booking credit that will be removed from the member’s account.
Connects Workspace reserves the right at all times to disclose any information about you, your participation in and use of the Services as Connects Workspace deemed 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, at Connects Workspace’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 Connects Workspace or any participant of use of the Services or any employee affiliate, or agent thereof, that is non-public, confidential or proprietary in nature. Confidential information also includes, without limitation, information about business, sales, operations, know-how, trade secrets, business affairs, any knowledge gained through examination or observation of or access to the facilities, computer systems and/or books and records of Connects Workspace, any analyses, compilations, studies or other documents prepared by Connects Workspace or otherwise derived in any manner from the Confidential Information that you are obliged 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
maintain all Confidential Information in strict confidence;
not to disclose Confidential Information to any third parties;
not to use the Confidential Information in any way directly or indirectly detrimental to Connects Workspace or any participant or user of the Services.
All confidential information remains the sole and exclusive property of Connects Workspace or the respective disclosing party. You acknowledge and agree that nothing in this T&C 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 proprietary rights of Connects Workspace or any participant or user of the Services.
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 Connects Workspace 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.
All keys or entry cards issued shall remain Connects Workspace’s property at all times. You may not make any copies of the keys and/or entry cards or allow anyone else to use them without Connects Workspace’s consent. Any loss must be reported to Connects Workspace immediately and you will be responsible for paying a reasonable fee for replacement keys or cards and of changing locks, if required.
Smoking is strictly prohibited in Connects Workspace and the Building. You shall not permit members, employees, guests, invitees or others to smoke in Connects Workspace and the Building. Furthermore, this restriction includes the use of all tobacco and marijuana products.
You shall not keep or allow any animals in Connects Workspace or the Building, other than service animals.
You shall refrain from producing sounds or smells that disturb the other occupants and tenants.
Disclaimer of Warranties
To the maximum extent permitted by the applicable law, Connects Workspace 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: merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, lack of viruses, accuracy or completeness of responses, 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.
Exclusion of Incidental, Consequential and Certain Other Damages
To the maximum extent permitted by the applicable law, in no event shall Connects Workspace 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 and 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 Connects Workspace, and even if Connects Workspace has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Limitation of Liability and Remedies
You release, and hereby agree to indemnify, defend and save harmless Connects Workspace and Connects Workspace 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 attorney fees and costs incurred by Connects Workspace 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 T&C is determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, in whole or in part, the remaining provisions of this T&C shall be unaffected thereby and shall remain in full force and effect to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
Connects Workspace carries Liability and Business Personal Property insurance. As a user, you are not required but it is strongly suggested that you carry a Renters Insurance policy to cover your own equipment while using our space. That policy may cover your current residence/office, as well as the premises of Connects Workspace.