Coworking Membership Agreement
Last updated: February 1, 2021
My Branch Office offers a shared, community-driven workspace for location-independent workers. It exists because of you and for you. As a member, you will not just be a customer of My Branch Office; you’ll be an active part of what My Branch Office is and does for you and for others.
Below are some, but not all, of the benefits members receive upon joining My Branch Office:
Standard Membership ($15/Month)
- Business or personal listing in MBO’s searchable Member Directory.
- Invitations to all MBO Events and activities.
- Subscription to the MBO Weekly newsletter.
- Access to the MBO Web Portal for DIY room bookings and reservations.
- Discounted access to offices, desks and conference rooms during MBO hours of operation (Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:00pm).
- Discounted and/or Free admission to events.
- Discounted pricing on all technology products and services.
Subscriber Plan Membership
My Branch Office offers a variety of monthly plans to meet your specific needs. Plan descriptions and pricing can be found on our website at https://soma1.mybranchoffice.com. In addition to the space resource and time-plan of the subscription you choose while you are working at My Branch Office, the subscriber plans include the following:
- All benefits and features of the STANDARD MEMEBERSHIP.
- Unlimited wired and wireless Internet Access.
- Unlimited domestic phone use.
- Unlimited Access to the member lounge.
Payment Terms & Options
- All membership payments are due on the first business day of each month.
- First month membership payments are pro-rated.
- My Branch Office reserves the right to charge late fees and/or withhold services if payments are not received on time.
- Security deposit is NOT required for month-to-month subscribers.
- Subscribers on a term plan require a security deposit equal to one monthly payment.
- Except for members on a multi-month term agreement, members may cancel or change their monthly subscription plan up to 5 business days before the renewal date. Within or after the 5 business day cancel/change period, the enrolled Membership plan is not cancellable and payment in full is due.
- Members may pay via the web portal via credit card. Company and personal checks are accepted.
1. Acceptance of Terms.
MBO reserves the right to update the TOU and Membership Plan at any time, unless limited by a term agreement addendum. MBO will attempt to contact you to notify you of any updates within 30 days of their enactment using the contact information provided in the Membership Agreement.
2. Description of Services.
MBO may provide you with access to office space, work stations, Internet access, office equipment, conference space, knowledge resources, and other services as MBO may provide from time to time (collectively, “Services”). The Services at all times are subject to the TOU and as described as published on our website under the title “Choose Your Membership”. Member may not use any facility, resources or service of MBO other than that which is described by their selected Membership Plan.
3. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use.
As a condition of your use of the Services, 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 MBO server, or the network(s) connected to any M BO 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 MBO 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.
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 TOU 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.
4. Use of Services.
You agree that when participating in or using the Services, you will not:
a. Use the Services in connection with contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited message (commercial or otherwise);
b. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
c. Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information on or through MBO Services;
d. Upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or 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;
e. 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;
f. Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan Horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another;
g. Download any file(s) that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed, and/or distributed in such manner;
h. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Services;
i. Violate any code of conduct of other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Service (including the Building Rules for 76 South Orange Avenue);
j. Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without the authorization or consent of the disclosing party;
k. Violate any applicable laws or regulations; and
l. Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
5. My Branch Office reserves the right at all times to disclose any information about you,
your participation in and use of the Services as MBO deems 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, in MBO’s sole discretion.
a. 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 MBO, or any participant or user of the Services or any employee, affiliate, or agent thereof, that is nonpublic, confidential or proprietary in nature.
Confidential Information also includes, without limitation, information about business, sales, operations, know-how, trade secrets, technology, products, employees, customers, marketing plans, financial information, services, business affairs, any knowledge gained through examination or observation of or access to the facilities, computer systems and/or books and records of MBO, any analyses, compilations, studies or other documents prepared by MBO or otherwise derived in any manner from the Confidential Information and any information that you are obligated to keep confidential or know or has reason to know should be treated as confidential.
b. Your participation in and/or use of the Services obligates you to
I. maintain all Confidential Information in strict confidence;
II. not to disclose Confidential Information to any third parties;
III. not to use the Confidential Information in any way directly or indirectly detrimental to MBO, or any participant or user of the Services.
c. All Confidential Information remains the sole and exclusive property of MBO or the respective disclosing party. You acknowledge and agree that nothing in this TOU 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 or proprietary rights of MBO, or any participant or user of the Services.
7. Participation In or the Use of Services.
You acknowledge that you are participating in or using the Services at your own free will and decision. You acknowledge that MBO 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.
8. Disclaimer of Warranties.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, MBO 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, any (if any) warranties, duties or conditions of or related 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.
9. Exclusion of Incidental, Consequential and Certain Other Damages.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall MBO 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 or 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 MBO, and even if MBO has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability, for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.
10. Limitation and Liability of Remedies.
Notwithstanding any damages that you might incur for any reason whatsoever (including, without limitation, all damages referenced above and all direct or general damages), the entire liability of MBO 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 under any provision of this TOU and your exclusive remedy for all of the foregoing shall be limited to actual damages incurred by you based on reasonable reliance up to ten dollars (USD $10.00). The foregoing limitations, exclusions and disclaimers (including sections 8 and 9 above) shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, even if any remedy fails its essential purpose.
MBO reserves the right to terminate any Service at any time. MBO further reserves the right to terminate your participation in and use of any Services, immediately and without notice, if you fail to comply with the TOU.
You release, and hereby agree to indemnify, defend and save harmless MBO and MBO’s 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 attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by MBO 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 TOU is determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, in whole or in part, the remaining provisions of this TOU shall be unaffected thereby and shall remain in full force and effect to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
MBO will carry General Liability insurance. As a user, 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 MBO.