THE SPEAK EASY
This SPEAK EASY MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made by and between The Startup Accelerator Inc. dba The Speak Easy, an Indiana non-profit corporation (“We”, “us” or “The Speak Easy”) and the individual named on the membership registration page (the “Member”). The terms of this Agreement govern the Member’s access to and use of the general coworking or office space operated by The Speak Easy (the “Office Space”) and the space in which the Office Space is located (the “Premises”).
By checking the box on the preceding registration page (the “Registration Page”) that says “I accept the Speak Easy Terms and Condition,” and clicking the “Sign Up” button, the Member is accepting and agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully as it contains obligations that are binding on the Member’s use of the Office Space and Premises. This Agreement is effective on the day the Member checks the box on the Registration Page and clicks the “Sign Up” button (the “Effective Date”).
The Speak Easy Services.
Services. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, The Speak Easy shall provide Member the following services (the “Services”): (a) access to the Office Space and the Premises; (b) regular maintenance of the Office Space; except that The Speak Easy shall not be responsible for any damage to the Office Space exceeding normal wear and tear, which such damage shall be the exclusive responsibility of Member; (c) furnishings for the Office Space of the quality and in the quantity typically provided to other office spaces or work stations, as determined by The Speak Easy in its sole discretion; (d) access to and use of the shared Internet connection; (e) use of the printers/copiers/scanners; (f) subject to availability and any rules applicable to reservations, use of the conference rooms in any of The Speak Easy’s locations during such building’s Regular Business Hours on regular business days; and (g) heat and air-conditioning in the Office Space during Regular Business Hours.
Permitted Use. The Office Space shall be used solely for general business office and networking purposes, and for no other purpose without The Speak Easy’s prior written consent.
Regular Business Hours. While Members may have access to the Premises at other times, as determined by The Speak Easy in its discretion, The Speak Easy’s regular business hours are all weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EDT for standard members and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT for day pass users and/or guests, except (a) U.S. federal holidays; and (b) any dates and times during which The Speak Easy hosts an event or events in the Premises (“Regular Business Hours”).
Member List and Updates. Member is responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the Member’s name on the list of members (the “Member List”) maintained by The Speak Easy. If Member wishes to change or amend the Member List, before such changes take effect, the Member shall notify The Speak Easy via electronic mail to request such change(s). Only those individuals set forth on the Member List or otherwise contained within The Speak Easy’s records will be entitled to the benefits of the Services or access to the Premises. If the Member wishes to add additional Members, then the Member shall notify The Speak Easy via electronic mail and pay an additional fee for each such additional individual. The Speak Easy reserves the right to approve Members and limit the number of additional individuals included in the Member List.
Reservation of Rights. The Speak Easy is entitled to access the Office Space and/or the Premises, with or without notice, for maintenance, safety or emergency purposes. During such occurrences, The Speak Easy may temporarily move furniture contained in the Office Space and/or Premises. The Speak Easy reserves the right to move or alter the Office Space and Premises. The Speak Easy may modify or reduce the list of Services at any time, with prior notice. The Services may be provided by The Speak Easy, an affiliate or a third party.
Membership Fee. As consideration for the provision of Services hereunder, the Member shall pay the Speak Easy a fee (the “Membership Fee”) in the amount indicated on the Registration Page that pertains to the membership type that the Member selected. The Membership Fee shall be due and payable on the Effective Date and each subsequent monthly or yearly anniversary thereof, as applicable, depending on the membership term chosen by the Member on the Registration Page. The Speak Easy accepts payment of all amounts required by this Agreement by credit card payment, and payment of the Membership Fee shall be automatically billed to the credit card provided by the Member on the Registration Page unless the Member terminates this Agreement in accordance with its terms. Member shall promptly inform The Speak Easy of any changes to the use of any credit card for the payment of Membership Fees hereunder. The Membership Fee is subject to increases at the conclusion of any Term (as defined herein), in The Speak Easy’s sole and exclusive discretion. The Speak Easy shall have the right to withhold any Services or terminate this Agreement if any outstanding Membership Fees or other amounts required to be paid hereunder are due and have not been paid or if Member does not otherwise comply with the terms of this Agreement.
Term and Termination. The initial term of this Agreement shall begin on the Effective Date, continue for the period selected by the Member on the Registration Page (the “Initial Term”), and shall automatically renew for successive periods of the same length (each subsequent period being a “Subsequent Term” and collectively with the Initial Term, the “Term”). If Member wishes to change the length of any subsequent Term, Member shall notify The Speak Easy by electronic mail of such requested change. Either party shall have the right to terminate this Agreement, for any reason or for no reason, by providing the other party with thirty (30) days written notice of such party’s intent to terminate this Agreement. Immediately upon termination of this Agreement, the Member shall remove all of Member’s property (including the property of all individuals on the Member List) from the Office Space and Premises. If Member fails to remove any such property within three (3) days of the termination of this Agreement, then The Speak Easy shall have the right to dispose of any property remaining in such Member’s Office Space or the Premises, without any obligation to store such property, and in such event, Member hereby waives any claims or demands regarding such property whatsoever. In the event of a termination of a membership that is invoiced on an annual basis, Member shall be entitled to a prorated refund of the Membership Fee from the effective date of such termination through the remainder of the then current Term.
Speak Easy Rules. Member shall, and shall cause each individual on the Member List to, abide by and adhere to any other rules and regulations governing the use of the Office Space and Premises as determined by The Speak Easy (the “Rules”), in The Speak Easy’s sole discretion, which Rules may be communicated to Member by electronic mail, posted in the Office Space or Premises, or by any other means as reasonably determined by The Speak Easy. The Speak Easy shall have the right to add, delete or amend the Rules at any time, at The Speak Easy’s sole and absolute discretion.
Prohibitions. No Member or any individual on the Member List shall: (a) perform or conduct any activity that is reasonably likely to be disruptive or dangerous to other members of The Speak Easy, their guests, the Office Space, the Premises or any other property; (b) use the Services to conduct or pursue any illegal activities; (c) attach or affix any items to the walls, install antennas, or telecommunication lines or devices in the Office Space or Premises or bring additional furniture into the Office Space, without The Speak Easy’s prior written consent; (d) take, copy or otherwise misappropriate any information belonging to any other member of The Speak Easy; (e) use the names “The Speak Easy” or “Speak Easy,” or any The Speak Easy brand or logo, or use pictures or illustrations of the Office Space, the Premises or any building or other space owned or leased by The Speak Easy in any advertising, publicity or other purpose, without The Speak Easy’s prior written consent; (f) lend, share or transfer access to the Premises, or create any other means of entry to the Office Space or Premises to any third party; or (g) admit or provide access to any individuals under twenty-one years of age to any location in the Premises that provide access to alcoholic beverages unless such individuals are accompanied by a sufficient number of chaperones to prevent underage access to, handling of, or consumption of alcohol.
Personal Property and Waiver of Liability. Member hereby acknowledges and expressly agrees that such Member and all guests of Member are solely responsible for any and all loss, damage, destruction, or other casualty affecting any and all personal property, consumer goods, equipment, inventory, or other items (collectively, the “Member Items”) that such Member or any guest of the Member brings with such individual to, or leaves behind at the Premises or any location of The Speak Easy. Subject to the limitation contained in this Section 10, MEMBER HEREBY EXPRESSLY AND IRREVOCABLY WAIVES AND RELEASES THE SPEAK EASY AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION, DEMANDS, SUITS, PROCEEDINGS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, AND ANY OTHER LIABILITIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE MEMBER ITEMS AND ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, DESTRUCTION, OR OTHER CASUALTY EVENT RELATING THERETO.
Limitation of Liability; Indemnification.
Limitation of Liability. THE SPEAK EASY’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO MEMBER, ALL INDIVIDUALS ON THE MEMBER LIST AND ANY AND ALL GUESTS AND INVITEES OF MEMBER, FOR ANY REASON AND FOR ALL CAUSES OF ACTION, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MEMBERSHIP FEES PAID BY MEMBER DURING THE INITIAL TERM OR SUBSEQUENT TERM, AS APPLICABLE, IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENTS GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. THE SPEAK EASY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO MEMBER, ANY INDIVIDUAL ON THE MEMBER LIST OR ANY GUEST OR INVITEE OF MEMBER, UNDER ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION. THE MEMBER OR ANY INDIVIDUAL ON THE MEMBER LIST SHALL NOT COMMENCE ANY ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING AGAINST THE SPEAK EASY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, EQUITY, TORT, OR OTHERWISE UNLESS SUCH ACTION, SUIT, OR PROCEEDING IS COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF THE ACCRUAL OF SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION.
Indemnification. Member shall indemnify and hold harmless The Speak Easy and The Speak Easy’s employees, directors, and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, loss, and expenses including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any (i) breach of this Agreement by Member, any guests or invitees of Member, or any individual(s) gaining access to the Premises or Services using access provided to Member; and (ii) any negligent act or omission of Member any guests or invitees of Member with respect to the Office Space and Premises.
Relationship of the Parties. The parties agree and acknowledge that (i) the relationship between The Speak Easy and Member shall not be considered that of landlord-tenant or lessor-lessee and this Agreement shall in no way shall be construed as to grant Member or any guest of the Member any title, easement, lien, possession or other rights in The Speak Easy, Office Space, Premises or any other property owned or leased by The Speak Easy; and (ii) the Agreement creates no tenancy interest, leasehold estate, or other real property interest.
Governing Law; Dispute Resolution. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Indiana, without giving effect to any conflict of law principles. Any dispute between (i) The Speak Easy; and (ii) Member, any individual on the Member List or any invitee or guest of Member, shall first be attempted to be resolved by good-faith negotiation between the relevant parties. If the negotiation required in the immediately-preceding sentence fails for any reason, then any action or proceeding (if any) shall be brought in the state courts located in Marion County, Indiana. THE MEMBER AND ANY INDIVIDUAL ON THE MEMBER LIST HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OF ANY SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION.
Subordination. This Agreement is subject and subordinate to the The Speak Easy’s leases of the Premises.
Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
Notice. Any and all notices under this Agreement shall be given via electronic mail and shall be effective on the first (1st) business day after being sent. All notices to the Member will be sent to the electronic mail address provided by the Member on the Registration Page. Notices to The Speak Easy shall be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assignment. Member shall have no right to transfer or assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of The Speak Easy. The Speak Easy shall have the right to assign this Agreement.
Waiver. Neither party shall be deemed to have waived any right or remedy hereunder unless such waiver is in writing and signed by the waiving party.
Entire Agreement; Modification. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to its subject matter, and it supersedes all prior contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings of the parties. No supplement, modification, or amendment of this Agreement shall be binding unless executed in writing by all parties.
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