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Terms and conditions for Ceramic Studio Membership - Annual

Monadnock Art X Tech Membership & Service Agreement

Monadnock Art X Tech (“the Company”), a New Hampshire nonprofit corporation, and the entity or person identified on the signature page of this agreement ("Member" or "Licensee"), hereby agree that the Company will provide to the Member a license to the Sharing Arts Community Ceramic Center located at 1280 Main Street, Suite 7, Dublin NH 03444. This Agreement is a Membership & License Agreement and is not a lease or any other form of tenancy agreement. The Company and Member agree as follows:

1. Duration of Agreement & Termination. This Agreement is a Membership and shall commence upon the date it is signed by the Member. This Agreement shall automatically renew on a month-to-month basis.

The Member or Monadnock Art X Tech may terminate this Agreement any time with 30 days advance notice.

Notwithstanding the foregoing paragraph and notice period, Monadnock Art X Tech reserves the right to terminate access to and use of Company facilities at any time, immediately and without notice, if the Member fails to comply with any provision of this Agreement and Monadnock Art X Tech Policies and Procedures.

Monadnock Art X Tech reserves the right to amend the Policies and Procedures and Services Addendum from time-to-time and at its sole discretion. Monadnock Art X Tech will notify Member of any changes to said rules and regulations in writing and prior to such rule changes taking effect.

Upon the termination of this Agreement, Member shall thereafter have no further right to use Monadnock Art X Tech facilities in any manner and Member shall make no further use of Monadnock Art X Tech other than to remove personal items. All advance fees, if any, shall be justly prorated and returned to Member, along with any deposits, within 30 days of the termination of this agreement. Personal items must be removed from Monadnock Art X Tech within 15 days of the termination of this agreement, after which period they become property of Monadnock Art X Tech.

2. Description of Services. Monadnock Art X Tech agrees to provide Member with secured-entry access to non-exclusive, equipment and workshop facilities, exclusive access to individual storage space, and reasonable electrical power at the Sharing Arts Community Ceramic Center.

3. Member Obligations. Member shall only use the facilities in accordance with Monadnock Art X Tech Policies and Procedures. The shared facilities shall be kept in a neat, clean and attractive condition at all times. Member will not cause any damage to any part of Monadnock Art X Tech, including unreasonable or inappropriate wear on equipment or damage to the building in which Monadnock Art X Tech is located ("Building"). Member shall not disturb the use and enjoyment of the Services by any other Member of the Company or the use and enjoyment of the Building by any occupant of the Building. Member shall not use Monadnock Art X Tech facilities for any inappropriate or unlawful activity including obscenity and use of material protected by intellectual property laws.

4. Fees. User agrees to make monthly payments of $50 via credit card or check. Failure to make monthly payments as described will result in the termination of this Agreement and revocation of Member's license to use the facilities. In addition, Member shall pay all reasonable third party fees (attorney's fees and debt collection fees specifically included) and other costs incurred by the Company in connection with any late payments or past due amounts.

5. Risk of Use. Member acknowledges that he/she is using the facilities at his/her own free will and decision. Member acknowledges that Monadnock Art X Tech does not have any liability whatsoever with respect to Member's access, participation in, use of the facilities, or any loss resulting from such participation or use.

Member understands that The Company is a non-profit organization, is volunteer-powered, poorly capitalized, and resource constrained, and does not consistently have the ability to provide adequate training for the use of its machines, equipment, and/or facilities. Member shall be solely responsible for obtaining information and safety and operational training of equipment by watching training videos online, hiring personal trainers (that may or may not be affiliated with The Company), taking classes, or from other means.

Monadnock Art X Tech and its respective board members, employees, volunteers, instructors, agents, contractors and officers shall not, to the extent permitted by law, be liable for, and the Member waives all right of recovery against Monadnock Art X Tech and such individuals for any damage or claim with respect to any injury to person or damage to, or loss or destruction of, any property of Member, its contractors, employees and invitees due to any act, omission or occurrence in or about Monadnock Art X Tech or the Building. Member agrees to indemnify, defend, protect and hold the Company and its respective board members, employees, volunteers, instructors, agents, contractors, officers, Members, and Equipment and/or Tool Owners harmless from and against all claims of whatever nature arising out of Member's use of the facilities and occupancy of the Company. Members are strongly encouraged to carry insurance that covers their personal equipment while using the workspace at Monadnock Art X Tech.

6. Interruption of Service. Member acknowledges that due to the imperfect nature of electronic communications, electronics and utilities, Monadnock Art X Tech shall not be responsible for damages, direct or consequential, which may result for the failure of Monadnock Art X Tech to furnish any of the Services. The Company will, however, act in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner in working to remedy any flaws in the facilities or equipment, or delays in providing access to the facilities or equipment to the Member.

7. Relationship of the Parties. Member is not an employee or contractor of the Company. Monadnock Art X Tech has no right to the work produced by Members or guests working at the Company. Members shall maintain all copyrights, patents and any other proprietary rights related to the Member's works that are created using the facilities.

8. Partial Invalidity. If any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement shall be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected, and each remaining provision shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

9. Waiver. No delay or omission on the part of Monadnock Art X Tech in exercising any right under this Agreement shall operate as a waiver of such right or of any other right of the Company, nor shall any waiver of such right or rights on any one occasion be deemed a bar to, or waiver of, the same right or rights on any future occasion. The acceptance by Monadnock Art X Tech of any payment, or of a sum less than is due, shall not be construed as a waiver of any of the Company's rights unless such waiver is in writing.

10. THIS AGREEMENT IS NOT A LEASE AND DOES NOT CREATE OR REFLECT ANY FORM OF TENANCY OR INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY IN FAVOR OF THE MEMBER. This Agreement is subject and subordinate to a lease by and between Monadnock Art X Tech and the owner of the Building. This Agreement shall terminate simultaneously with the termination of said lease. This Agreement shall be governed by, interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New Hampshire.

Monadnock Art X Tech Policies and Procedures

Monadnock Art X Tech strives to provide a safe, productive and fun work environment for its members. In light of this mission, we ask you to obey the following policies and procedures for working in our facility. Failure to obey these policies and procedures can make our facilities dangerous or unwelcoming to others, and such actions on your part may result in your license being terminated without notice. Please take them seriously. We reserve the right to change these policies and procedures as needed and with sufficient notice to members.

Individual Safety: Obey all posted signs and literature pertaining to safe use of our facilities. These include but are not limited to signs regarding appropriate shop clothing and protective gear, techniques for safe equipment use, material-specific precautions for equipment, and machine tool lockouts. Do not use equipment you are not comfortable with or trained to use. Our strong preference is that you not operate heavy machinery after staffed hours without a partner in the facility; operate it individually at your own risk. Default to asking for help if uncertain.

Shared Safety: In a shared and open facility like ours, it is possible for less experienced members to operate equipment dangerously without knowing it. Please stay on the lookout for unsafe behavior, and approach and offer feedback to fellow members if you believe they are working unsafely. Please notify staff immediately if you believe any piece of equipment or infrastructure to be unsafe.

Respectful Behavior: In both in-person and electronic interactions, behave respectfully, courteously, and professionally to your fellow members. No discrimination, harassment, or hate speech shall be tolerated.

Courtesy of Individual Spaces: If you are licensing space from us, please keep your individual space relatively orderly. Do not enter any individual workspaces that are not yours without explicit permission.

Courtesy of Shared Spaces: Keep noise levels to a respectful minimum for the comfort and enjoyment of those in the immediate area. No loud music, tool use or other noise will be permitted in the building without the explicit permission of the members around you. No fumes or flames are permitted in unventilated areas. Restore the shared spaces to be as clean as or cleaner than when you found them. Please respect and do not interrupt any official Monadnock Art X Tech activities or classes in the shared spaces.

Guests: Non-member guests are permitted in the Monadnock Art X Tech so long as they do not use Monadnock Art X Tech equipment or shared areas or interfere with other members. Guests and their actions are the sole responsibility of the host member.

Tolerance of Feedback: Please be open to constructive feedback from fellow members, especially as it pertains to safe use of our equipment and disrespectful communication or behavior.

Addendum to the Monadnock Art X Tech (MAxT) Membership Agreement regarding the novel corona virus (COVID-19)

This Addendum to the Monadnock Art x Tech Membership Agreement and the Monadnock Art x Tech Policies and Procedures regarding the novel corona virus (COVID-19) appended hereto, are in addition to and a part of the Monadnock Art x Tech Membership & Service Agreement and the Monadnock Art x Tech Policies and Procedures signed by the Member.

I acknowledge the highly contagious nature of COVID-19.

I further acknowledge that MAxT has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, measures recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of New Hampshire and public health authorities.

I further acknowledge that MAxT cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with COVID-19. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions or negligence of myself and others users of the MAxT workspaces, co-working spaces, offices and studios, and acknowledge that, by my use of these spaces, I am increasing my and risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Despite these risks, I voluntarily agree to use my membership in MAxT and services provided by MAxT.

I agree to comply with all policies and procedures required by MAxT for use of any workspace, co-working space, office or studio.

I hereby release and agree to hold MAxT, its owners, officers, directors, employees and staff, 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 that may be caused by any act or failure to act of MAxT, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from MAxT. I understand that this release discharges MAxT from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against MAxT 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 MAxT.

Monadnock Art x Tech Policies and Procedures regarding the novel corona virus (COVID-19)

This is a list of things we will ask of our members and be communicated before it is time to re-open.

  • All members must read and agree to these new rules to enter the makerspace.
  • All members must sign a waiver specifically regarding COVID 19.
  • Book time through MAxT appointment system (maxt.pike13.com
  • While posted, please wear a mask at all times in building (N95 preferred, surgical or cloth mask ok). MAxT will provide surgical masks to those who do not have their own.
  • Report symptoms or confirmed cases to roy@maxtmakerspace.org
  • Each room will have a maximum capacity. Pay attention to the limits posted in each space.
  • Please swipe your RFID tag when entering and leaving. This will help keep track of who was at the space.
  • Recently Tested Positive with COVID-19? Stay away. Do not come if you have been sick in the past 2 weeks.

Note: These rules may change, in order to comply with local, state and national regulations and to implement best practices.