MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT + CODE OF CONTENT
This Membership Agreement is between you (“member”) and Render Free LLC (“we” or “Render Free”). We provide a physical space (here in referred to as "the space") to promote the prioritization of wellness for self-identified Black and brown women in South Minneapolis, Minnesota. Please review our website - the information contained on our website is incorporated into this Agreement by reference.
The following information is required of our members, so that we can stay in communication with you throughout your membership. You are responsible for informing Render Free staff of information changes. The information required includes
Name (First, Last), phone number, email address, and payment information.
Becoming a member
To become a member, you must
- Pay your initial fee ($40/monthly or $400/annually)
- Review and sign the Terms and Conditions Agreement
- Remain in compliance with these Terms and Conditions and all other agreements or policies of Render Free.
This agreement will govern your use of the provided physical space and your relationship with Render Free. This agreement may change from time to time. We will notify you of these updates via the email you've provided. You are responsible for checking your email which you have provided us, the Render Free website and reviewing this agreement when notified. This agreement outlines what is expected in the relationship between you and Render Free, and the terms under which you will be able to use the physical space.
We expect our members to act respectfully towards the other people in the space and to take good care of the space. If someone complains about your behavior, or if we believe that your behavior is unacceptable for any reason, we reserve the right to terminate your membership immediately without a refund, upon notice to you.
Hours of Operation
Render Free’s hours of operation are Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Those hours are subject to change due to holidays, COVID-19, or the discretion of Render Free.
Other than termination for non-payment or unacceptable behavior, as determined at the sole discretion of Render free, we will give you a minimum of 30 days written notice before terminating your membership. You must give us 30 days written notice before you terminate your membership, as well. Both annual and monthly memberships are transferable upon individual termination. Annual memberships are non-refundable. You will be responsible for all membership fees due during the 30 day written termination period.
Membership fees are due on the first day of each month and may be made by credit card or by electronic funds transfer. You must pay your membership fees on time. If you do not, you will not be allowed to use the space. Membership fees for your first month of membership will be assessed on a pro-rata basis from the date in which you join until the end of that month. Fees are subject to change at Render Free’s discretion upon 30 days written notice.
You are required to comply with all of Render Free's policies and procedures, which Render Free will communicate to you from time to time, through various means. All such policies and procedures are incorporated into this agreement by reference. You should ask Render Free staff if you have any questions about a given policy or procedure.
You agree to use the space only for lawful purposes. You will not use the space for any unlawful purpose, including anything that may damage or interfere with the Space or the ability of other people to use the Space. You are responsible for using the Space safely, and you agree to waive any claim you may have against Render Free LLC for injuries you sustain or cause or that are associated with your use of the space.
By signing this agreement and becoming a member, you represent that you have the authority to enter in to this agreement, become a member, and use the space and doing so will not infringe on the rights of any third parties. You also acknowledge and agree that you do not have the authority to bind Render Free or any other member and you will not hold yourself out at having that authority.
You agree that Render Free may take photographs and video of the space and may stream or record the space through other means, at any time. You agree that Render Free may use your image or likeness if captured at the space for any purpose and without restriction, in any form or media, and whether or not altered without any further or additional consideration, payment, or consent by you.
You must do your part to maintain the space in a clean and working condition. Throw away your trash, clean up your spills, put away your items when you’re done with them, etc. If there is a problem with the space that you did not cause or cannot fix, let Render Free staff know right away.
Each member receives 3 guest passes per month. Your guests must sign in at Render Free and register with the intake receptionist before they use the space. You are responsible for your guests while they are in the space. You must ensure that they comply with this agreement, as this agreement applies to their use of the space while they are registered as your guest.
Pets are not allowed in the building or in the space. If you use a registered service animal, please let Render Free know prior to using the space.
Members may bring children 14 years of age or younger with them to the space. Children older than 14 years of age, will be considered guests of the member and will count towards monthly guests passes. Members may also bring children with them to child-friendly events. Render Free honors the connection between women and children by creating a welcoming and accommodating environment for parents. However, we ask that members recognized the collaborative nature of the space. If you bring a child or children with you, you are responsible for making sure that the child or children follow the rules associated with the space and do not interfere with the ability of other members to work productively and enjoy the space. We encourage members to utilize the Clubhouse offering. Your consent to the terms of this agreement are considered as consent to the rules and regulations of the Clubhouse.
Safety & Surveillance
For surveillance purposes, you should know that, while you and any guests that you are hosting are in the space, you may be monitored and recorded. You are solely responsible for your own safety and the safety of your personal items while at the Space. Render Free is not responsible for any theft, damage, or alteration of your person or personal items while at the space.
THIS COMMUNAL WELLNESS/COWORKING SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” YOUR USE OF THE SPACE IS A SERVICE ONLY. IT IS NOT A LEASE OF REAL PROPERTY. RENDER FREE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY. THESE INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE. THE ENTIRE RISK OF USING THE SPACE AND/OR RENDER FREE’S OTHER SERVICES, IF ANY, REMAINS WITH YOU.
If you are injured while in the space, please seek immediate assistance from a Render Free employee. Render Free is not responsible for, nor will we consider reimbursement of member medical costs, including, but not limited to charges a member may incur for emergency response services, ambulance, etc., in the case of a member medical event or emergency that occurs in the center or at our events.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL RENDER FREE OR ITS AGENTS, OWNERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AFFILIATES, OR OTHER RELATED PARTIES (“RELATED PARTIES”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE SERVICES RENDER FREE PROVIDES, YOUR USE OF THE SPACE AND/OR THIS AGREEMENT.
THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF RENDER FREE AND RELATED PARTIES, AND YOUR TOTAL AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DAMAGES YOU MIGHT INCUR FOR ANY REASON WILL BE LIMITED TO YOUR ACTUAL DAMAGES, NOT TO EXCEED $100. THE DISCLAIMER(S) AND LIMITATION(S) OF LIABILITY CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
You agree to release, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Render Free and Related Parties from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, expenses, judgments, fines and penalties based on or arising out of your willful or negligent actions, errors and omissions, fraud, breach of this agreement, failure to comply with Render Free policies, or other consequences of your use of the space or association with Render Free.
You may not assign your rights or obligations under this agreement without Render Free’s prior written consent. We may assign rights and obligations under this agreement in its sole discretion.
This Agreement, and any dispute arising out of or related to it, or to your use of the space, will be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota without regard to its conflicts of law’s provisions. Any such disputes will be exclusively venue in the district courts located in Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Class Action Waiver
Any proceeding to resolve or litigate any dispute in any forum will be conducted solely on an individual basis. Neither you nore we will seek to have any dispute heard as a class action or in any proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No proceeding will be combind with another without the prior written consent of all parties to all affected proceedings. You and Render Free agree not to participate in claims brought by a private attorney general. YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AS A CLASS MEMBER ON ANY CLASS CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST RENDER FREE INCLUDING ANY RIGHT TO CLASS ARBITRATION OF ANY CONSOLIDATION OF INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATIONS.
Any waiver of a breach of this agreement or a policy or procedure of Render Free will not be construed as a subsequent waiver of any future breach.
If any part of this agreement is determined to be unenforceable or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of them will continue in full force and effect. The unenforceable or invalid portion may be stricken and replaced with a clause that best effectuates the parties’ intentions.
Render Free in its sole discretion has the right to throttle or otherwise impose limits on excessive bandwidth consumption, including but not limited to bandwidth use that places an unusually large burden on the network or goes above normal usage.
Render Free Work Wireless Network
By accessing the Render Free wireless network, you agree not to use the Render Free wireless network to transmit any material that violates any applicable laws, rules, or regulations or to defame, harm or threaten, or attempt to harm other persons, businesses, or other entities. You also agree not to use our wireless network to transmit any material that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any third party. You agree not to violate the security or integrity of our wireless network or to use our network to violate the security or integrity of any other network. Any such acts may result in criminal and civil liabilities to you. Use of this wireless connection is entirely at your risk and Render Free disclaims all liability for loss of confidential information or damages resulting from that loss. We make no promises, representations or warranties of any kind concerning the suitability or security of this service and specifically disclaim all warranties of fitness for a particular purpose of security. The wireless service is provided “As Is.” You will remain connected to the Render Free wireless network until you disconnect and will automatically upon entry into the Render Free wireless network radius. By using the wireless service, you agree to indemnify us, our officers, and agents against all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, and expenses made against or incurred, suffered, or sustained arising out of your use of the wireless service and agree that in no event will we be liable for any damages, including but not limited to any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with your use of or inability to use the wireless service. We may block access or terminate the wireless service at any time and for any reason, and assume no liability for doing so. We may record information about your usage of our network and may use or disclose such information when appropriate to comply with the law or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Render Free.
No Alterations and Good Care
No alterations to any part of Render Free are allowed without the consent of Render Free, which may be declined in its sole discretion. All parts of Render Free, including all equipment, fixtures and furnishings must be used with care.
In order to utilize certain services and functionalities within Render Free it may be necessary to install certain software or programming into electronic devices. As per your request and subject to availability, Render Free, or an affiliate, may also provide technology support to help troubleshoot any problems accessing certain services or functionalities within Render Free. You agree that any technology support provided by Render Free or an affiliate is done at your request and neither Render Free, nor any affiliate is responsible for any damage to your electronic device nor does Render Free assume or provide any additional liability or warranty in the support provided.
You agree that all electronic devices, including but not limited to computers, laptops, tablets and mobile devices will be kept up to date with the latest software updates provided by the software vendor and kept clean of any and all malware, viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, or anything that is designed to perform malicious, hostile and/or intrusive operations. Render Free may remove a device from its network that it deems to pose a threat to the network, at Render Free’s sole discretion.
CODE OF CONDUCT
This code of conduct outlines our expectations for everyone who uses the space, whether as a coworker, guest, speaker, or attendee of events taking place at Render Free. The code of conduct applies not only in our space, but also online networks, at all related events, and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of community business. It also states the consequences of violating these expectations.
We invite members and partners of Render Free to contribute to the co-creation of a safe space and positive experiences for members their guests. Communities mirror the societies in which they exist. Positive action, pushing back against discrimination, and reflecting on the harmful messages we have all internalized are essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.
We expect everyone to practice caring for our shared community by treating others with dignity, respect, and treating others as they ask to be treated. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community resource. Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions. Alert the staff, event organizers or community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this code of conduct, even if it seems inconsequential.
Unacceptable behaviors include
Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in our space, online networks, and in all related events and communications.
Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, or physical appearance; inappropriate use of nudity or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; non-consensual photography or recording; sustained disruption of work or events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Some of the topics and discussions in the space will be intentionally challenging. Discussion or images related to adult content (such as discriminatory language, mention of violence or abuse) is welcome if:
- it is necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists
- it is presented in a respectful manner
- Render Free is given at least 24-hour notice regarding potentially offensive/harmful content
- Attendees are warned with ample opportunity to leave beforehand
Render Free encourages communal exploration of wellness practices. However, content provided by Render Free staff, members, practitioners or guests will exclude any paranormal practice including but not limited to tarot and oracle cards, fortune telling, crystals, astrology, energy healing, divination, mystical etc. Rather, we promote practice such as sleep, stretching, walking, nutritious eating, meditating, mindfulness, journaling, etc.
Consideration is expected regarding noise level. You are responsible for your own noise level, as well as that of any guest or children you bring into the space. Members must be mindful not to disturb the noise environment, or any specific member of the environment. This is a co-working space. We expect our members to make efforts to recognize the needs of others, and a balance should always be sought to recognize the needs of one, while not hindering the needs of another.
Loud conversations tend to be distracting to those around you making it difficult to focus. Be mindful and use your “inside voice.” If you need to take a call, plan it so you can use a meeting room if available.
Shared rooms, resources, and services of Render Free are quite open by design. In these areas, it is important to watch our behavior: whether talking, eating, interrupting, or otherwise engaging with your coworkers or guests, please be mindful of the people around you.
Members are allowed to bring in outside food and beverages, excluding alcohol, as long as they adhere to the following guidelines: Outside food brought into Render Free may be stored in the fridge for a maximum of one day. At the end of each week our fridge will be cleaned out and all food and food containers will be thrown out.
Bathrooms & Facilities
Render Free invites members to use provided products. Products are to be used when in the space, not taken home for personal use.
Consequences of Violations
Unacceptable behavior from any member, including event organizers and staff, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to cease a violating behavior is expected to comply immediately. We may additionally decide to take any action we deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary or permanent ban from Render Free without warning and without refund of prepaid fees.
If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, harassment, or have any other concerns, please notify a staff member, event organizer, or other community member as soon as possible.
If you witness unacceptable behavior, intervene immediately by addressing both parties directly, to tell the first person their behavior is inappropriate, and to ask the second person what they would need to feel safer or would like to have done about the situation, as well as notifying a staff member or event organizer. The person being harassed is to define what constitutes harassment.
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify staff with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governance policies
Solicitation of other Members
Unless expressly authorized by Render Free, you may not solicit-whether in person or in writing-any members, guests, or employees of Render Free in the space, including but not limited to solicitations for political or religious purposes, media interviews, business opportunities, or competitive products or services.
You may not bring or use weapons of any kind in the space or surrounding property for any reason.
You must wear proper attire at all times, including shirts and shoes, unless noted in a specific area or as appropriate for a specific activity or class.
You will not use the space to conduct or otherwise engage in any illegal activity.
Changes in this Policy
Render Free may amend this Policy at any time without notice. Changes to this Policy may affect our use of personally identifiable information that you provided us prior to our notification to you of the changes. Please visit our Website to obtain current information about our Policy.
Render Free uses various technologies to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of information volunteered or collected from users of the Website. We do not require anyone to divulge any personally identifiable information to use the Website. Render Free on occasion requires a user to register, when for example applying for membership or purchasing products or services. Render Free will not collect personal information about you unless the information is provided voluntarily by you.
I. Information Render Free Collects
The information we collect generally includes: (1) personal information you supply and (2) tracking information collected as you navigate through the Website. Render Free processes Personal Data collected through the Services on the lawful basis of legitimate interests to provide the Services to you. Such processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Render Free or by our Service Providers related to the Services.
Information Collected from You
We may collect and store personally identifiable information that you provide to us. The personally identifiable information we request from you may include your: (i) country of residence; (ii) first, middle, and last name; (iii) age and date of birth; (iv) highest level of education attained; (v) job title; (vi) home or office phone and fax numbers; (vii) employer's name and address; (viii) home or office address; (ix) home or office e-mail address; (x) Render Free member identification number, user ID, and password; and (xi) credit card information (only if purchases are made) (collectively “Personal Data”).
Information Collected Through Technology
Information Is Not Collected Online from Children Under 16
Render Free does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information online from children under the age of 16.
II. How Render Free Uses That Information
Render Free uses your personally identifiable information for the purposes for which it was submitted. For example, Render Free uses the information collected to enable a user to: (i) fulfill membership benefits (ii) purchase Render Free educational materials, (iii) pay membership dues, (iv) make Political Action Committee and charitable contributions, (v) to purchase other Render Free products, (vi) to receive Render Free newsletters and product and/or service announcements, (vii) to participate in Render Free sponsored meetings, programs, and activities; and (viii) such other use related to Render Free’s mission. We do not undertake to maintain any information about you for a duration greater than necessary to provide services to you or as provided by law, rule or regulation.
Render Free may use information about use of the Website and aggregated information about you and other visitors to our Website in order to improve our Website and develop content and services that may be of interest to you and for its other business purposes.
III. Security Measures Taken to Protect Personally Identifiable Information
Render Free employs reasonable security measures to protect your personal information including firewalls and security scans, however, please be aware that no method of electronic transmission is completely infallible, and we cannot guarantee its absolute safety.
IV. Information Sharing with Third Parties
Limited personally identifiable information we request from you (namely, your name and home or office address) may occasionally be sold to or shared with third parties, generally for educational programs. For example, the list of registrants to an event may be sold to exhibitors to the event. Moreover, personally identifiable information is occasionally shared with third parties so that these parties can send you promotional material about goods and services offered by the Render Free or the third parties.
We may also share your personal information with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include providing customer service, performing business and sales analysis, and supporting our Website functionality, other features offered through our Website. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not authorized to share or use such information for any other purposes.
We may also provide your information to third parties to accomplish the purpose for which the information was submitted, such as providing your personally identifiable information to credit card processors to process a purchase.
We may also transfer user or customer information, including personally identifiable information, in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale.
We may disclose specific information in response to a valid court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law, to enforce our Website policies, or to protect our or others' rights, property, or safety. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement illegal uses of the Website, or defend ourselves against third-party claims. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation. We do not provide information to these agencies or companies for marketing or commercial purposes.
V. Rights in Relation to Your Personal Data
Render Free enables users of its Website and interactive educational products to update contact information and to opt out of the collection of personally identifiable information or particular communications or services by e-mail, telephone, or regular mail. Please use the contact information listed below. Due to production, mailing, and system timelines, it may take some time to process your request. In addition, we may still use your information to communicate with you for other purposes, such as for customer service.
Right of access: Upon request, the Render Free will confirm any processing of your Personal Data and, and provide you with a copy of that Personal Data in an acceptable machine-readable format.
Right to rectification: You have the right to have Render Free correct any inaccurate Personal Data or to have Render Free complete any incomplete Personal Data;
Right to restrict processing: You have the right to ask Render Free to suppress the processing of your Personal Data but Render Free may still store your Personal Data.
Right to object to processing: You have the right to object to your Personal Data used in the following manners: (a) processing based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority (including profiling); (b) direct marketing (including profiling); and (c) processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.
Right to erasure: You may ask the Render Free to delete or remove your Personal Data and we will do so in some circumstances, such as where we no longer need it (we may not delete your data when other interests outweigh your right to deletion).
Right to data portability: Effective 25 May 2018, you have the right to obtain your Personal Data from us that you consented to give us or that is necessary to perform fulfillment of member benefits with you. We will give you your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
Right to withdraw consent: We rely on your consent to process your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your prior consent.
Right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority: You have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of Personal Data relating to you infringes upon your rights.
You may exercise your rights by contacting us as indicated under “Contact Us” section below.VI. Transfer And Storage Of Your Information
Please note information Render Free collects about you may be transferred, processed and/or accessed by us in the United States, or another country where we, or our Service Providers operate. Please be aware Personal Data may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state or country where privacy laws may differ from and may not be as protective as those where you live. If you are located outside the United States and choose to allow us to collect information about you, please be aware that Render Free may transfer your Personal Data to the United States and process and store it there.
Website Hosting: Render Free works with Wix.com as its web hosting services provider. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. Render Free shares your data, including Personal Data, with our website hosting Service Provider for the purposes of processing your data pursuant to your use of the Services.
Data Hosting: Render Free works with Wix.com, Flodesk and Zoho CRM as its data hosting services providers (“Service Providers”). Render Free’s data is stored by Wix.com, Flodesk and Zoho CRM at their locations. Render Free shares your data, including Personal Data, with our website hosting Service Providers for the purposes of processing your data pursuant to your use of the Services.
Third Party Links
The Website may also contain links to other third party websites that are not under our control. These websites may have their own policies or no policies at all, regarding privacy. You should seek and review these policies before providing information to these websites. Render Free has no responsibility for linked websites and provides these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors. Render Free also maintains a strict "no-spam" policy and fully complies with CAN-SPAM Act regulations.
Safely Using Render Free’s Services
Despite Render Free’s safety and privacy controls, we cannot guarantee the Services are entirely free of illegal, offensive, pornographic, or otherwise inappropriate material, or that you will not encounter inappropriate or illegal conduct from other Users when using the Services. You can help Render Free by notifying us of any unwelcome contact by contacting us using the information below.
Questions or Comments
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 612-217-4681