Terms and conditions
General Terms and Conditions
We want a membership at Phase Two to be an exceptional experience for you and all the other members in the Phase Two community. To make it official, we ask you to read this Membership Agreement (the “Agreement”) which outlines the terms of your membership (“Membership”).
I. IF WE SAY THIS, WE MEAN THAT…
“We” or “us” or “Phase Two” means phase Two Space, LLC.
“You” means the company or individual signing this Agreement.
“Initial Invoice” means the invoice we will provide you together with this Agreement detailing the specific details of your Membership. “Current Invoice” or “Your Invoice” means the most recent invoice we have issued to you.
“Total Fees” means the Membership fee and any and all fees associated with Optional Services.
“Fixed Term Membership” means a membership that ends at the end of a specified period of time, without the requirement of a notice.
“Start Date” the date specified on the Initial Invoice as the date your Membership will begin.
“Notice Period” applies to month-month memberships (not Fixed Term Memberships) and is, generally speaking, from the date you give written notice until the end of the month if you’re on a Virtual Office or Hot Desk; and from the date you give notice to the end of the month, plus one calendar month, if you’re on a Dedicated Desk or Team Space Membership.
“Termination Date” the date on which this Agreement terminates in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
“Space” means a workspace facility operated by Phase Two Space, LLC.
II. THE DETAILS, IN PLAIN ENGLISH
All the details follow, but here are some of the highlights.
A. It’s A Membership Fee, But It Works Like Your Rent. On the first calendar day of every month, you are billed and are required to pay for that entire month. All billing operates on a monthly cycle. Your initial charge when you join includes your first month, a one-month security deposit, and any related services and startup fees. If you have a Team Space private office, we may require an additional deposit of one additional month.
B. Cancellation. If you want to cancel a month-to-month Membership, notify us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and your Membership will be good through the end of your Notice Period.
C. You Can Change Your Membership. If you want to upgrade or downgrade your membership level or add services, just let us know and we’ll take care of it. If you’re moving up, you’ll be asked to top-off your security deposit. If you’re moving down, we’ll make it effective at the end of your Notice Period and credit any excess fees on deposit with us towards your future Membership.
D. But Don’t Miss the Deadline. The deadline for making changes to your account is at 11:59pm Pacific on the 15th of each month, if the changes are to be effective for the following month.
E. Payment is not optional. Membership has its privileges, but it’s not a right. You need to pay your membership fees on time. In order to do this, we require that you keep an active form of payment on file that we are authorized to charge automatically.
F. Shared Workspace. Phase Two is a shared workspace. It needs to be kept clean and orderly. That means cleaning up after yourself at your workstation, in the kitchen and in the bathrooms. Leave personal belongings and valuables here at your own risk. We have cameras, but we are not responsible for your personal belongings and valuables. Respect the professional work environment of your fellow members. This includes using your “inside voice” when having discussions or phone calls.
G. Guest Policy. All guests & visitors must check in at the front desk. Anyone you allow to enter the Space, even if you are just opening the door for someone, is considered your guest. Finally, and most importantly, you agree to take legal responsibility for your guests and their actions while they are in the Space.
III. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
A. Types of Membership. The following types of membership may be available to you and will be specified in Your Invoice:
A “Hot Desk”. This membership allows you the use of an unassigned seat in an open workspace within the Space.
A “Dedicated Desk”. This membership includes Hot Desk privileges, and also allows our members to reserve a specific desk that the member has sole access to on a monthly basis. The location of your desk is listed on Your Invoice.
“Team Space”. Under this type of membership, companies are permitted to enter into this Agreement and obtain a membership on behalf of a group of people and obtain multiple memberships for its Team Members. The company would sign this Agreement and you are deemed the representative for the Team Members and are responsible for any and all acts, omissions, actions or inactions of your guests, your Team Members, and their guests. It is your responsibility to maintain an up to date list of Team Members with us. Only those individuals listed on file with us will be considered “Team Members” and entitled to the benefits described in this Agreement. If you request an increase in the number of Team Members to be included in your Membership, it is subject to availability and may result in additional charges. The Team Members shall be provided an assigned segment of the Space (the “office(s)”) for their exclusive use. Phase Two shall be entitled to change or vary the exact segment of the Space utilized by the Team Members. See Section VI, paragraph C for further details.
B. Unmetered Membership Perks. There are some Space resources that are “un-metered” and can be used by you freely for “normal use” (like the internet and use of the kitchens). Use of the resources is based on the honor system, and if we notice these resources are being abused or used beyond what we consider “normal use”, we reserve the right to restrict your use of them or, if we have provided you notice that your use exceeds “normal use” and such excessive use continues after that notice, to terminate your Membership. Your Membership will also include: client and guest reception during regular business hours (9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays), filtered water, select beverages, free access to select Phase two sponsored functions, ail receipt, select concierge style services, general utilities and building services, cleaning services and trash removal.
C. Fee Perks. Some Space resources will be available at an additional charge either as listed on Your Invoice or as may be posted on the premises and are referred to as “Optional Services”. These include things like food or premium beverages, printing and copying, as well as those services listed below.
Conference Rooms. Conference rooms may be reserved at an additional charge and are subject to availability. Conference rooms can also be used on an “un-metered” basis if they are available, but be aware that you can be removed by a member who chooses to go on the meter and reserve the room.
Mail Handling. Subject to the terms of Virtual Mail Service Agreement (a separate mail-handling addendum) to be executed by the parties, you may have the right to use the Phase Two address as a mailing address and get business related mail sent to the Phase Two address.
Storage. The right to use storage areas provided by Phase two, including bicycle lockers, filings cabinets, general storage lockers, bar storage lockers and any other storage facility within the Space. Any such storage provided by Phase two to you must be used for lawful purposes only. Phase Two reserves the right, if Phase two has reason to suspect that you have breached this clause, to inspect such storage, remove your property from storage, and rescind your right to use such storage.
Parking. Subject to availability and to the terms of a separate parking addendum to be executed by the parties, parking may be available to you. However, note that this Membership neither creates an obligation on the part of Phase Two to provide parking to you, nor a guarantee that parking will be available for the vehicle or vehicles of you or any Team Member or guest. In some situations, the ability of Phase Two to provide parking to you depends on the availability of parking to Phase Two from third party providers.
Technical Services & Support. The right to use certain dedicated technical services and support as offered by us such as VLAN setup, equipment colocation, dedicated and/or routed public IP addresses, dedicated hardline connections, and technical consulting services and support. From time to time, at your request, we or an affiliate may help troubleshoot problems you may have in trying to access certain functionalities, such as printing or accessing the Internet, and in connection therewith it may be necessary for us to install software on your computer. Regarding the foregoing, you agree that we and our affiliates (i) are not responsible for any damage to your computer in connection with such technical support or downloading and installation of any software; (ii) do not assume any liability or warranty in the event that any manufacturer warranties are voided; and iii) do not offer any verbal or written warranty, either expressed or implied, regarding the success of any technical support.
IV. FEES ASSOCIATED WITH MEMBERSHIP
A. Membership Fee. Your Membership is granted in exchange for a monthly Membership Fee, the initial amount of which is reflected in the Initial Invoice. This is a membership fee, but it works like your rent. On the first calendar day of every month, you are billed and pay for that entire month. Your first month fee is prorated from the date you join to the end of that month (for example, join on November 16th and you'll get billed for 15 days in November). After that, all billing operates on a monthly cycle. Payment of the monthly Membership Fee is non-refundable, regardless of date of termination of the Membership by you and no proration of fees will be made for termination of Membership Fee or Membership Fee changes initiated by you in the middle of a calendar month.
B. Start-up and Commitment Fee. Upon execution of this Agreement you may be required to pay a one-time, nonrefundable, start-up fee and a separate commitment fee that will convert to a security deposit as set forth below (the “Commitment Fee”), in the separate amounts listed in the Initial Invoice.
C. Security Deposit. On the Start Date the Commitment Fee, if any, will convert automatically into your Security Deposit. The Security Deposit will be held by Phase Two, without interest, and may be commingled with other assets of Phase Two. The Security Deposit may be used by Phase Two in its discretion to pay for any damages to the Space caused by you or any of your Team Members or guests or any unpaid amounts due under to this Agreement. Upon terminating the Membership, Phase Two can use the Security Deposit to pay any portion of fees that accrue between the last date of payment of Total Fees and the Termination Date. The Security Deposit (or any remaining Security Deposit, if any) will be returned to you at the address provided by you for notices within 30 days after the Termination Date.
D. Payment and Invoicing. On the first day of each calendar month, you will pay to Phase Two the Total Fees by automatic bank withdrawal (preferred), credit card (plus a 2% service fee) or bank draft. Checks may be allowed, but will be required to be submitted not less than 15 days in advance of the ordinary due date to allow for processing time. Sorry, we don’t accept cryptocurrencies just yet. But, stay tuned. The Total Fees will be due in full and you may not make any adjustments thereto based on what services you feel were or were not received during that period. Phase Two will provide you with an Initial Invoice and, in the future, one or more Current Invoices, that will include and identify all Total Fees that you must pay, as well as any modifications to the terms and conditions of the Membership. The Initial Invoice will control and govern the amount of the Total Fees until such time as Phase Two issues one or more revised Current Invoices, from time to time. Phase Two is not obligated to provide any advance notice before issuing a revised Current Invoice and charging any credit card or bank account on file.
E. Payment on File. You agree to keep an active form of payment on file with Phase Two, and authorize us to initiate entries to credit cards or bank accounts in order to pay any Total Fees or other charges for which you are responsible. If we agree to allow you to pay invoices by check, then payment must be made in advance and will be due on the 15th day of the month prior to when the charge is incurred (i.e. payment for a May 1 invoice will be due on April 15).
F. Other Applicable Charges. You will also be responsible for the following charges:
If Membership Fees or any other outstanding fees are not paid by the due date, you will be subject to a $50 per day late fee which shall not exceed 15% of the total value of the Membership Fees or other outstanding fees then outstanding.
Delinquent payment of Total Fees shall bear interest at the rate of 18% per annum (or the highest rate permitted by law, if less) from thirty (30) days after the due date of the Total Fees until paid in full.
If credit card charge attempts are declined, Phase Two may impose a $50 fee on the Membership and/or immediately cancel the Membership, in the sole discretion of Phase Two.
All checks or bank drafts that are returned unpaid by your bank will be subject to a $50 surcharge unless the reason for the return is due to bank error.
Any changes required to your account, either to change membership type or payment on file, made after the 15th of each calendar month will be subject to a “Late Change” administration fee of $50.
Phase Two may charge you a replacement fee for lost, damaged or non-returned items. This shall include: fobs, access cards, office keys, locker keys, bicycle locker keys, etc. If locks have to be changed or replaced due to lost keys, there will be additional charges being the cost of the replacement plus a $50 administration fee for each lost item or service required.
G. Changes to Membership Fees or Optional Services Fees. Phase Two reserves the right to increase any Membership Fees or fees for Optional Services from time to time. Prior to any such increase we will provide you with at least 30-days advance notice.
V. TERM AND TERMINATION
A. Membership Term. Your Membership will be effective when you sign this Agreement and the fees listed in the Initial Invoice have been paid. Once effective, the Membership will begin on the Start Date and will continue on a month-tomonth basis, automatically extended for successive periods of one month each upon the same terms and conditions in this Agreement, unless otherwise agreed upon by Phase Two and you in writing or terminated under this Agreement. Where a set term employed, this shall be a Fixed Term Membership.
B. You Can Change Your Membership. If you want to upgrade or downgrade your Membership level or add services, just let us know and we'll take care of it.
If you're moving up, you'll be asked to top-off your Security Deposit. If you are moving down, we'll make it effective at the end of your Notice Period or fixed term, and credit any excess fees on deposit with us towards your future Membership.
If you are the signing member in a Team Membership, then you are the only person who may make changes to or terminate this Agreement. You may, however, designate one other Team Member to share this authority with and such Team Member will be noted on Your Invoice.
C. Termination of the Membership by You.
If you ever want to terminate your month-to- month Membership, all you need to do is notify us in writing by 11:59 p.m. Pacific on the 15th of the month in order for the termination to be effective at the end of the month. Upon written notice, this Membership will terminate on the final day of the calendar month in which you give notice or a later date as stipulated on Your Invoice. It would be helpful to Phase Two to have as much notice as possible when you are planning to leave, so the more advance notice you can provide, the better.
If you want to cancel your Membership prior to the Start Date, you must provide at least 30-day prior notice to receive a full refund of any amounts paid. If notice of termination is received less than 30 days prior to the Start Date. you will be refunded 50% of the Commitment Fee.
Upon notice of termination, Phase Two will terminate any recurring billing beyond the Termination Date.
D. Termination of the Membership by Us.
If any individual engages in behavior that in the discretion of Phase Two, is inappropriate, detrimental to the community, dangerous, or illegal, then Phase Two shall have the right to immediately remove the individual responsible from Phase Two and bar that individual's re-entry. For a Team Membership, such behavior will not result in a cancellation of the Membership, but the individual responsible will not be allowed in the Space at Phase Two. For an individual Membership, such behavior will result in termination of the Membership.
For any other breach of this Agreement, Phase Two shall deliver written notice describing the breach to you, and you shall have five (5) business days to remedy the breach to the satisfaction of Phase Two. If the breach is not remedied within said five (5) day period. Phase Two will have the right to terminate the Membership immediately. Phase Two will determine whether the Membership will be terminated in regard to individual Team Members, all Team Members and/or to you.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, in the event Phase Two’s right to occupy the Space is terminated for any reason, Phase Two shall have the right to terminate this Membership immediately.
E. Office Space Not Timely Available. If we are unable to make the particular segment of the Space listed on your Initial Invoice available by the Start Date, you will not be obligated to make payments of the Membership Fee until such segment of the Space is made available to you. If the segment of the Space is not made available to you within 30 days of the Start Date, you may terminate this Agreement by providing us notice of such termination at any time following the expiration of such 30-day period and before the segment of Space is made available to you. Upon timely notice of termination, Phase Two will refund you all fees paid to us in connection with such segment of the Space.
F. Termination Due to Vacation or Abandonment of Workspace. If you vacate or abandon the workspace(s) assigned to you by Phase Two, such vacation or abandonment will be considered a breach of this Agreement.
G. Effect of Termination. Upon the termination or expiration of this Membership, your right to use your assigned seats or segment of the Space will end and you will remove all of yours and your guests' property from the Space. Note that you will have no right to any of the property provided by Phase Two, including, but not limited to: the IT-related equipment and software, office equipment, phones and office furniture. Any of your personal property not removed within 48 hours after the termination of this Membership will, at our election, become our property, which may be disposed of by us at any time and in any manner we deem appropriate.
VI. THE PHASE TWO COMMUNITY CONCEPT
A. Shared Workspace. Phase Two is a shared workspace, which means you will be working in an open workspace and sharing the space with others. It needs to be kept clean and orderly. That means cleaning and/or storing your personal belongings and valuables from your shared workspace when you leave. If you leave your stuff at the Space, it is at your own risk. We have security cameras, but we're not responsible for your stuff or the actions of any third parties.
B. Moving for Phase Two Events. We host events, both public and members-only, up to several times per week and usually at night. At those times, we may ask you to move your workstation. When possible, we will try to reserve for you a quiet place within the Space to work through an event but we can't guarantee that there will be sufficient availability within the Space to support your specific needs. Please also note that we are 24/7, but not 365. Every now and then - just a few times a year - we may close entirely as a workspace in order to host large community events. Your Membership Fee will NOT be prorated as these events are an important part of what makes Phase Two special. If you have a dedicated desk you will rarely be asked to move for an event. If you have an office, you will probably never be asked to move for an event (unless special events require unusual security or preparation protocols).
C. Relocation of Dedicated Space Members. Because we are managing the Space for the good of all the community, and not an office building with individual tenants, there may be situations where we ask you to relocate your reserved desk or office. We will do our best to relocate you to a similar desk or office. However, if we are unable to accommodate you, you will be allowed to terminate your Membership without notice or penalty. And, if we have to relocate you to an office or desk that has a lower base membership fee associated with it, we will adjust your fees accordingly. At the close of business on the third business day after a relocation request, if you have not yet voluntarily relocated to your new assigned workspace(s), Phase Two has the right to move your property to your new workspace(s) and will not be liable for any damage caused by such relocation.
D. Suitability and Comfort. The very nature of a large, shared working environment is such that the standards for issues such as aesthetics and room temperature vary from individual to individual. In attempting to satisfy the collective and varied standards of the large group of people working in the Space, it is sometimes possible that an individual's standards will not match those of the majority of occupants and so, unfortunately, your standards may not be met from time to time. If this ever happens and you feel that the Space is not meeting your individual standards, you have the right to terminate this Agreement as described herein.
PHASE TWO COMMUNITY RULES
A. Access to the Space. Members will be provided a key card to access the Space and you are required to scan your key card every time you come to the Space to work. If you're here only for a public event or members-only event, then you aren't required to scan. The key cards and other such items used to gain physical access to the building or the office space remain our property and you will be responsible for safeguarding our property and may be liable for replacement fees should any such property be lost, stolen or destroyed. You will not make any copies of any keys or other means of entry to the space or lend, share or transfer any keys or key cards to any third party.
B. Use of the Space. The Phase Two space may only be used for general office purposes and all legal uses ancillary thereto that are in compliance with this Agreement and the Initial Invoice and any subsequent Current Invoice or other written notices from us.
C. Guest Policy. You can bring guests and visitors to the Phase Two space so long as they check in at the front desk, including entry into the Phase Two Check-in Application, and abide by the rules specified in this Agreement. You are limited at any one time to having a maximum of 3 guests for a maximum of 3 hours at a time, and such guests must at all times be accompanied by or working with you while within the Space. Note that anyone you allow to enter the Space, even if you are just opening the door for someone, is considered your guest and you agree to take legal responsibility for your guests and their actions while they within the Space.
D. Cleanliness. You will maintain in good condition, at your sole cost and expense, the workspace(s) assigned to you by Phase Two. That means cleaning up after yourself at your workstation, in the kitchen and in the bathrooms. If you use any Phase Two equipment (monitors, adapters, etc.), we ask that you put them back where you found them.
E. Decorum. You will not harm or damage in any way the Space or any part of it, commit waste, create nuisance (including bothering neighbors of the Space or other members at the Space), make any use of the Space which is offensive, in the sole discretion of Phase Two, and/or commit any act which would tend to injure the reputation of Phase Two or the Space, in the sole discretion of Phase Two.
F. Respect Your Neighbors. While at the Phase Two space, respect the professional work environment of your fellow members. This includes using your "inside voice" when having discussions or phone calls. Also, Phase Two space may feel like a comfortable space, but it is not your living room. Be considerate of how your actions affect your fellow members. Do not misrepresent yourself to Phase Two or to the Phase Two community, either in person or online. Finally, all members are expected to be a positive influence on neighbors on and off the Space. Treat the community around Phase Two with care. That means no loitering, smoking or littering in the areas adjacent to Phase Two.
G. Non-solicitation. While at Phase Two you will not employ or solicit for employment any other member or guest. Please note, however, Phase Two has no obligation to enforce this provision and in no way will be liable to you for any breach of this provision by any other member or guest of the Space.
H. Internet. You may not use the Ethernet/internet service provided by Phase Two for any unlawful or illegal purpose, including unauthorized Bit Torrent downloads or for viewing pornography. You agree not to send unsolicited commercial email (spam) using the internet services provided by Phase Two and to cooperate as requested by Phase Two in the event Phase Two needs to remove viruses. worms, Trojans, bots and any and all other malware or interference in its computer systems. To minimize interference with the common wireless data and voice network(s) Phase Two provides for the use of all members and guest(s) of the Space, you agree that you will not set up an independent wireless network or VoIP system at the Space without prior consultation and written approval from Phase Two.
I. Phase Two Property. You may not remove any of Phase Two's property, including furniture, equipment or materials from the Space at any time without the prior written approval of an authorized representative of Phase Two. You will only use the workspace(s) assigned by Phase Two and won't encroach upon or obstruct the neighboring members, any common areas of the space, passageways or use any other areas for any other purpose unless otherwise provided for herein without the prior written consent of Phase Two. You may not attach or affix any items to the walls, install antennas, or telecommunication lines or devices in the office space or bring additional furniture into the office space, in each case without our prior written consent.
J. Damage or Repairs. Basically, if you break it (or lose it) you bought it. This means that we will have to charge you for replacement of lost keys or other items you borrow from us, or any damage done to the space by you or your guests. You agree to reimburse Phase Two for the cost of any repairs made due to any damage or defacement caused by you, beyond ordinary wear and tear, within 10 days following Phase Two's notice to you of such repairs.
K. Compliance with Laws. You will comply with all laws, ordinances, orders and regulations affecting your business and this Membership. You acknowledge that no trade or occupation will be conducted in the space or use made thereof, which will be unlawful, improper or offensive, or contrary to any law or any municipal by-law or ordinance in force by the respective city, county, state or Federal authority. We must also comply with applicable laws, and as such we may disclose information about you or your Team Members as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or government request.
VII. ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS
A. This Agreement Grants You A Membership. In exchange for the Membership Fee, Phase Two grants you a revocable (meaning we can revoke it at any time), non-exclusive (as in other people will also have a right to use the space) and conditional (meaning the license is conditioned upon you abiding by the terms of this Agreement) license to use and occupy, from time to time, one or more seats at the Space (i.e. your “Membership”). Your Membership is not a “lease” and does not give you any right, title or interest in or to any part of all of the Phase Two Space or the right to possess or enjoy any part or all of the Space. Phase Two retains all rights to legal possession and control of the Space. As such, any applicable Landlord-Tenant laws do not govern this Agreement and by signing below you are specifically waiving any and all rights that you may have under any applicable Landlord-Tenant laws.
B. Access by Phase Two. You acknowledge that the active management by Phase Two of the Space necessitates that Phase Two be able to access all parts of the Space, without advance notice, in order to, among other things, provide services to the Space, view the condition of the Space, and make alterations and repairs as necessary. Phase Two will make reasonable efforts to ensure that such visits do not disrupt your operations, but Phase Two is not liable for any damages to you that result from any such disruptions.
C. Dogs. If your workspace is in a building designated by us to be one in which dogs are permitted, and if you or one of your Team Members plans on regularly bringing a dog to the Space, we may require you to produce proof of vaccination for such dog in a form satisfactory to us. All dogs should remain inside the segmented office space unless accompanied by you or a Team Member. If you bring a dog into the building, you will be responsible for any injury caused by this dog to other members or guests or to the property of the foregoing, and you must abide by all building rules. Neither we nor our employees will be responsible for any injury to such dogs. We reserve the right to restrict your right to bring a dog to the Space. We reserve the right to restrict certain breeds of dogs or individual dogs in our sole unfettered discretion, and any change to this dog policy shall not, unless specifically stated in writing between Phase Two and the Member, allow the Member to terminate the Membership otherwise than as otherwise provided in this Agreement. Other pets may be allowed within the Space with special written consent issued on a case-by-case basis, and based on whatever conditions or restrictions may be imposed at that time.
D. Filming, Photography and Intellectual Property. We regularly film or photograph our workspace and maintain a website and other marketing materials for promotional purposes. Unless you notify us otherwise, you grant Phase Two permission to use your image, likeness, name(s), mark(s) and sound of voice as recorded on audio or video and waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising therefrom. Note that your image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and you waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein their likeness appears. There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed. If you request that your corporate logo not appear in any video or photo, you must notify us in writing and, not later than 5 business days following your request we will remove all references to your name or mark on Phase Two website and any other print or electronic publications created on behalf of Phase Two. You will not use the word "Phase Two" or other distinctive brand features of Phase Two in any of Membership's name(s), logo(s) or other means of identifying Membership or its business without the prior written consent of Phase Two.
E. Indemnification. Each party agrees to indemnify, defend and hold the other party, their respective managers, employees, agents, contractors, lessees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and the successors or assigns of any of the above mentioned parties harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, liens, demands, expenses and judgments for loss, damage or injury to property or persons in any way connected with, the conduct or management of each party's business, or otherwise arising from this Membership or your activities hereunder, including all costs, expenses and reasonable attorneys' fees. Each party will also indemnify the other party for all costs, expenses and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by such party to enforce this indemnity provision of the Agreement. To qualify for indemnification under this section, the indemnities listed above cannot have engaged in fraud, willful misconduct or gross negligence.
F. Insurance. You, at your sole cost and expense, may obtain insurance for your own protection. We, at our sole cost and expense will obtain insurance for our own protection. In no event will Phase Two be liable for any loss or damages to you, your Team Members, your guests or your property. This is what your insurance is for.
G. Waiver of Claims. To the fullest extent permitted by law, You, on your own behalf and on behalf of any Team Members, guests and invitees and affiliates, do hereby forever release, waive, acquit and discharge any and all demands, settlements, damages, actions, causes of action, suits, covenants and liabilities against us and our affiliates (as defined below) on account of, arising out of or related to loss, theft, damage or injury to persons, property or businesses, regardless of the cause. As used above, "affiliates" will mean any and all parent, sister and/or subsidiary companies, agents, partners, attorneys, family members, employees, independent contractors, officers, directors, shareholders, managers, members, insurers, consultants, predecessors, successors, or assigns.
H. Limitation of Liability. The aggregate monetary liability of us or our Affiliates to you, any of your Team Members, or you or their guests for any reason and all causes of action, will not exceed the total fees paid by you to us under this Agreement. We and our Affiliates will not be liable under any cause of action for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, including loss of profits or business interruption. You may not commence any action or proceeding against us or our Affiliates, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, unless the action, suit or proceeding is commenced within one (1) year of the accrual of the cause of action.
A. Modification of Terms. We reserve the right to make changes to this Agreement from time to time, upon the delivery of a written notice at least 30 days in advance of the effective modification (the " Modification Notice '). If you object to any such changes, you must provide a written notice of your objection within ten days of the Modification Notice, after which you will have the right to continue to use the Space for an additional 30 days before this Agreement will terminate without penalty and you must cease using the Space. You will be deemed to have accepted any such modifications, and such modifications will automatically become part of this Agreement, if you do not provide written notice of your objection within ten days of the Modification Notice, and, in any event, upon payment of any Current Invoice containing such modification of terms, this Agreement, as modified by any Modification Notice not objected to by you, contains all covenants, promises, agreements, conditions and understandings between Phase Two and you with respect to the subject matter contained herein, and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, either oral or written, between them other than those specified in this Agreement.
B. Not a Partnership. Nothing contained in this Agreement will be considered, in any way, to constitute a partnership between Phase Two and you.
C. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable (either in whole or in part), the remaining portions of this Agreement will remain in effect and the parties hereto will use their best efforts to substitute the void, invalid or unenforceable provision with a new provision of like intent and effect.
D. Assignment. You will not sell, assign, mortgage, pledge, sublicense, grant concessions or transfer this Membership or any interest in it, without prior written approval from Phase Two, which may be withheld at the sole and absolute discretion of Phase Two.
E. Subordination. Your rights under this Membership will be subject and subordinate at all times to: (i) all ground leases, underlying leases, and subleases that may now exist or hereafter be executed affecting either or both of the seat(s) assigned by Phase Two and the space; and (ii) any mortgage or deed of trust that may now exist or hereafter be placed upon all or any portion of the space or any ground leases or underlying leases for the benefit of Phase Two.
F. Alternative Dispute Resolution. Phase Two and you agree to first mediate any dispute or claim arising between them out of this Agreement or any resulting transaction before resorting to arbitration or court action. Mediation fees, if any, will be divided equally among the parties involved. If any dispute or claim between Phase Two and you is not settled through mediation, then such claim or dispute will be decided by neutral, binding arbitration, and arbitrated by a retired judge or justice provided by the American Arbitration Association unless the parties mutually agree to a different arbitrator. Enforcement of this agreement to arbitrate will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.
G. Attorneys' Fees and Costs. You will reimburse Phase Two for all reasonable expenses and attorneys' fees and disbursements that Phase Two incurs in connection with a default by you under this Agreement or the enforcement of any provision or covenant of this Agreement against you, regardless whether suit is commenced or judgment is entered. In any action at law or in equity to enforce any of the provisions or rights under this Agreement, the unsuccessful party must pay to the prevailing party all costs, expenses and reasonable attorneys' and experts' fees and costs, as well as costs of suit that the prevailing party incurs therein.
H. Choice of Law. This Membership will be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California without application of its conflict of laws principles.
I. Notices. Any notice required by any provision hereof will be given in writing and either personally delivered or delivered by electronic mail to Phase Two or you, as the case may be, at each of our respective addresses. Every such notice will be deemed to have been given when actually received by the recipient or four (4) business days after sending, whichever is earlier. Either party may designate another address for notice by providing notice to the other in compliance with this provision. The address, email and/or phone number for you shall be the last known address, email and/or phone number provided to Phase Two during or following your occupancy. The address, emails and contact phone number for Phase Two is: Phase Two Space, LLC, 5877 Rodeo Road Phone: 424.603.7936 Los Angeles, CA 90016 Attn: Dan Pastewka or Manager Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
J. Waiver. Neither Phase Two nor you will be deemed by any act or omission to have waived any of its rights or remedies under this Agreement unless such waiver is in writing and signed by the waiving party.
K. Survival. All provisions of this Agreement reasonably expected to survive the termination of this Agreement, will do so.
L. Headings. The headings in this Agreement are for convenience only and are not to be used to interpret or construe any provision of this Agreement.