This membership agreement is entered into by and between The Sandbox Santa Barbara Corp. having an address of 414 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101 (“Sandbox Santa Barbara”, “SandboxSB”, “we”, “us”, “our”), and Member as specified above.
The Sandbox Santa Barbara was created to foster and support a shared office space and coworking community by providing its members with office space, work stations, tables, office equipment, chairs, Internet connectivity, and other resources and services (known as, the “Services” and/or “Premises”) for a fee. Members seek the “Services” which The Sandbox Santa Barbara offers for a fee. By joining The Sandbox Santa Barbara, our members agree to certain rules for our community (“Rules of The Sandbox Santa Barbara” or “Rules”). The goal of a community such as The Sandbox Santa Barbara is to help each of us do our best work, and build great businesses, so we should be considerate of each other, play well together, and follow the Rules of The Sandbox Santa Barbara. If one of us doesn’t follow the Rules, it affects all of us, and as a condition to membership, we each agree to abide by this Membership Agreement (“Agreement”).
You acknowledge that you are participating in or using the Services at your own free will and decision. You acknowledge that The Sandbox Santa Barbara 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.
Any questions about this Agreement or any rules not covered here, should be addressed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Otherwise, here are the Rules of The Sandbox Santa Barbara, which all members, including you, agree to:
Behave well and treat others the way you would want to be treated. Keep in mind that people who are annoyed or offended may not tell you so directly, but instead engage less with The Sandbox Santa Barbara, which hurts everybody.
At our sole discretion, or upon notice from other members, disruptive or abusive language or behavior will result in a warning and a mark against your membership (a “strike”). On the third strike, your membership will be revoked. Your membership may be revoked prior to the third strike upon our sole discretion.
These are the general rules we ask you to abide by:
2. The Sandbox Community
Believe in yourself, believe in others, and especially believe in the collaborative power of the The Sandbox Santa Barbara community. Network. Collaborate. Work hard. Create. Have fun. Improve The Sandbox Santa Barbara for all. Give us the ideas to make The Sandbox Santa Barbara better. Be respectful.
3. Business Development Conduct
Don’t join The Sandbox Santa Barbara because you are only interested in selling to other members. That includes multi-level marketing or promoting “get rich quick” schemes. We are about creative, collaborative and honest business at The Sandbox, so don’t bring anything else here. Violations of this will result in a strike, or in many cases a termination of your membership.
We will do our best to notify members of changes to the Rules and this Agreement. We will also keep an up-to-date copy of this agreement on our website.
When completed by the Member, this Agreement will be effective on the Start Date.
We collect fees for monthly memberships, day passes, conference rooms and any other charges through credit card or bank account billing. If you believe you have been billed in error, you should contact us before disputing the charge with your credit card company (they are usually easy to solve). You are expected to pay for all services up front. If payment is not made on time late fees will apply and this agreement may be terminated by the sole discretion of The Sandbox Santa Barbara.
Membership is paid monthly, quarterly, every six months or yearly unless otherwise agreed to in writing.
You also agree not to use The Sandbox Santa Barbara in connection with:
You acknowledge that during your membership at The Sandbox Santa Barbara, you are going to be exposed to The Sandbox Santa Barbara Confidences. “The Sandbox Santa Barbara Confidences” means information (such as business information, trade secrets, technology, customers and prospects, and other secret stuff) disclosed by The Sandbox Santa Barbara or by other members of The Sandbox Santa Barbara (including through your keen observation) that is confidential or proprietary in nature and simply just or should just not be known by others. It’s plain and simple – you agree to keep confidential and not to disclose or use The Sandbox Santa Barbara Confidences, you understand that they remain the exclusive property of whomever disclosed them, and you don’t acquire any rights to such Confidences. If there are any problems or questions regarding this, please email email@example.com
Please don’t make defamatory or disparaging comments about The Sandbox Santa Barbara or other members. Frankly, if you don’t have anything good to say, then keep it to yourself or let us know about it. We can probably fix it or at least talk about it. But please, try to resolve it politely and professional by yourself first.
The Sandbox Santa Barbara is also an event space. Because of the layout of the building, and because of the events we host we don’t think the events will be a distraction to members who may just want to focus on their work. However, keep in mind that The Sandbox and our community is driven by personal interaction and we feel that events are a great way for this to happen and for our members to connect, network and grow their business. To that end we will host events, produced by 1) The Sandbox, such as learning seminars, demo nights, member thank you parties, dinners, heath and wellness classes and coffee socials; 2) outside partner entity events (such as StartupSB); 3) and events produced by private organizations and individuals who rent the space for conferences, workshops, company meetings, company parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, photo-shoots, film shoots, audio recording sessions, product releases, etc.
12. Our Airstream
If you haven’t noticed we have a shiny large airstream on the property that is part of the space and the business. The airstream will be used for different purposes, including but not limited to 1) a rentable conference room; 2) additional coworking space for members; 3) a room for socializing during events, etc, and; 4) an office for the management team. You should treat the airstream just like the rest of the space but know that it is mobile vehicle and might have many differences from a traditional office setting.
13. Acknowledgement About Premises
You acknowledge that the Premises are or may be a part of another building or complex and you agree to abide by any rules and regulations applicable to tenants, visitors, or guests thereto and will otherwise conduct your activities in a manner that minimizes any disruption to the building or complex.
Neither The Sandbox Santa Barbara nor its members will assume any liability to you with respect to your access to, participation in, use of The Sandbox Santa Barbara, The Sandbox Santa Barbara Services, or The Sandbox Santa Barbara Premises or any loss of information or other property resulting from such participation or use. Basically, if you leave stuff here and it disappears, we are not liable (but we will certainly look into how it happened and work to prevent such losses).
The Sandbox Santa Barbara will not assume liability for damages or injuries to members, clients, guests, or other parties that members may invite to The Sandbox Santa Barbara. As a user, you are required to carry an appropriate Insurance Policy to cover your own equipment and liability while using our space and any other insurance you deem necessary or desirable. We would be glad to put you in touch with our insurance agent about a general liability policy, if this is of particular concern.
15. Photography & Quote Statement Release
To advance The Sandbox Santa Barbara and its role in the community, The Sandbox Santa Barbara regularly utilizes images and/or quotes/statements of The Sandbox Santa Barbara’s programs, facilities, and members to feature in marketing and promotional materials. Your image and/or quote/statements/participation may be used in print and electronic media for The Sandbox Santa Barbara, including but not limited to The Sandbox Santa Barbara’s website, newsletters, press releases, and brochures. As such, you authorize The Sandbox Santa Barbara to use your image and or quote/statement for any use The Sandbox Santa Barbara deems appropriate in the promotion and marketing of The Sandbox Santa Barbara. You understand that your quote/statement may be edited but will continue to reflect your original meaning. You understand that your name, credentials and company information may be identified. You fully discharge The Sandbox Santa Barbara from any and all claims, monetary and otherwise, arising out of the use of your quote/statement. By signing the end of this agreement, you give permission to The Sandbox Santa Barbara to use your photograph,image, and/or quote/statement as described above.
Legal types ask that the following sections be CAPITALIZED, which means you’re really supposed to pay attention (frankly, you’re supposed to pay attention to ALL these Rules of The Sandbox Santa Barbara). Here goes:
Besides all that CAPITALIZED stuff in 14. Disclaimer, you also release, and agree to indemnify, defend and save harmless The Sandbox Santa Barbara, its agents, owners, members, contractors and employees, from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, expenses, judgments, fines and penalties based on or arising out of your negligent actions, errors and omissions, willful misconduct or fraud, breach or violation of the Rules of The Sandbox Santa Barbara or otherwise suffered in connection with your participation in The Sandbox Santa Barbara or use of The Sandbox Santa Barbara’s Services.
Take note that you can’t assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of The Sandbox Santa Barbara. Since The Sandbox Santa Barbara is situated in the City of Santa Barbara, we all agree that the law of the state of California governs this Agreement. And we further agree that exclusive jurisdiction and venue for all purposes under this Agreement shall be in Santa Barbara, California and everybody consents to such jurisdiction and venue. Finally, in the highly unlikely event that any provision or portion of this Agreement is determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, in whole or in part, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall be unaffected and shall remain in full force and effect to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Any notices under this Agreement shall be delivered in person, by ground mail, email, or facsimile or other such service to the party at the address listed in this agreement. Any such notice shall be considered delivered upon delivery in person, by ground mail, email, or facsimile or other such service.
I hereby acknowledge that I have read and understood all of the terms and conditions contained in this Membership Agreement and further agree to be bound to the Membership Agreement regarding my participation in and use of the Services.