Membership Agreement

Membership Agreement

Members of TheLab.ms and their guests must agree and adhere to the following terms and conditions as a requirement of membership. Violation of the membership terms and/or conditions outlined in this membership agreement may result in termination of membership.

Liability wavier

All Members must give to a member of Leadership their signed Liability Wavier as part of the membership agreement. The Wavier is located here as both a PDF and a DOCX.

Access_Acknowledgement_and_Liability_Release – PDF

Member Responsibilities

All members are required to fulfill these responsibilities:

Member Information

  • Potential Members must be 18 years old or older to become a Member.
    • Falsifying and/or misrepresenting age qualification is grounds for immediate termination of membership.
  • Members must provide TheLab.ms with a name and an email address.
    • This is the bare minimum of information we require all members to provide (Voting Members have additional requirements outlined below).
    • This information is covered by our Privacy Policy and will not be made public (Voting Members have additional requirements outlined below).
  • All new Members are initially assumed to be Non-Voting Members.
    • Members will remain Non-Voting Members until they satisfy the requirements of a Voting Member as outlined below.

Membership Dues

  • Members must satisfy the dues required for membership.
    • A grace period of 15 calendar days from the due date is available for maintaining continuous membership. Access to TheLab.ms facilities may be limited during this grace period.
    • Membership dues can be satisfied in a number of ways including monetary payments, using membership points (which can be earned in a variety of ways), or other non-monetary means such as prizes, gift cards, etc.
    • A Member who is in default in the payment of dues but who has a credit of membership points available will automatically surrender membership points to bring them current at a rate of one point per month of membership.
    • Members who remain in default in the satisfaction of the dues for a period of three months may have their membership terminated.
  • Membership Dues Amounts are listed in the supplemental Rules page.

Guests/Minors

  • Members are responsible for any guests that they escort into TheLab.ms space.
    • This is referring to the Member 24/7 access to the space and not open community events held at the space.
  • Members may not escort more than two adults OR one adult and up to three minors into TheLab.ms space per Member.
    • This is referring to the member 24/7 access to the space and not open community events held at the space.
  • Members must be the legal guardian of those persons under the age of 18 that they escort into TheLab.ms space.
    • This is referring to the member 24/7 access to the space and not open community events held at the space.

Liability

  • Members must not cause intentional, reckless, or negligent damage to any property owned by TheLab.ms.
    • Members will be liable for the costs of repair or replacement of any property owned by TheLab.ms that is found to be intentionally, recklessly, or negligently damaged.
    • Members who intentionally, recklessly, or negligently cause damage to TheLab.ms property may have their membership terminated.
  • At the time of membership cancellation/resignation/termination the Member must forfeit their method of entry to TheLab.ms space (key/RFID/etc.) as well as any other property owned by TheLab.ms that is in the Member’s possession.
    • These items must be turned over to someone in TheLab.ms Leadership (Board of Directors and elected or appointed officers).
    • Members will be liable for the costs of replacement of any property owned by TheLab.ms that is not returned upon membership cancellation/resignation/termination.

Illegal Activity

  • Members must abide by all federal, state, and local laws while at TheLab.ms facilities and/or events, or while using our resources and/or services.
    • TheLab.ms does not encourage or condone any illegal activity.
    • Breaking the law while at TheLab.ms facilities and/or events or using any of TheLab.ms resources/services in the commission, furtherance, aiding, abetting, or concealing of a crime is grounds for immediate termination of membership and involvement of law enforcement as necessary.

Bylaws

  • Members must adhere to all applicable rules set out in TheLab.ms Bylaws page.
    • While not all of the Bylaws apply directly to Members, Members are required to adhere to all sections that do apply.

Rules

  • Members must adhere to all rules, conditions, and procedures set out in TheLab.ms supplemental Rules page.
    • The supplemental Rules page contains venue-specific rules, procedures for various tasks and/or services, and more detailed explanations of certain Bylaws.

Non-Discrimination

  • Members must adhere to TheLab.ms Non-Discrimination_Policy while at TheLab.ms facilities and/or events.
    • TheLab.ms Non-Discrimination_Policy applies to everyone at TheLab.ms including all Members and their guests.

Voting Member Responsibilities

Members have the option at any time to become Voting or Non-Voting Members. Members are assumed to be Non-Voting until they meet the following requirements:

  • Must meet all basic Member requirements.
  • Must provide TheLab.ms with a name and physical address confirmed by government-issued photo identification as well as an email address to be used for voting member communications.
    • This is the information required by the government for a voting member of a 501(c)(3) non-profit such as ours.
    • At least two members of the board of directors must view the government-issued photo identification.
  • Must agree to support the purpose and specific goals of our organization.
  • Must thoughtfully contribute to TheLab.ms direction and policies.
  • Must agree to have membership details be disclosed as required by law.
  • Must email either vote@thelab.ms or secretary@thelab.ms to declare intention to change voting status.

Hours & Info

469.298.9683
24/7 Access for Members
Open House Every Tues. @ 8PM

Meetup Feed

  • Cryptoparty 2018-09-20 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM TheLab.ms - Plano's Makerspace (1915 N Central Expy Ste 370, Plano, TX) DO NOT RSVP HERE, instead rsvp here: https://www.meetup.com/Cryptoparty-DFW/ ! Welcome to Cryptoparty! We're all about providing resources for regular folks seeking to secure their communications in a casual, fun, and positive environment.  Our events are free of charge, open to anyone, and politically non-aligned. After the presentation, there will be an open workshop time during which…
  • Lost Our Box Game Developers "Weekly Project Meetup" 2018-09-20 at 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM TheLab.ms - Plano's Makerspace (1915 N Central Expy Ste 370, Plano, TX) Do not RSVP here, instead do it here: https://www.meetup.com/lost-our-box-game-developers Whether it's your first time or you've been to all the meetups, join us. See what we've been working on and see where (not if) you can fit in. We'll quickly catch anyone up to par. Not sure if you want to work on the project…
  • Work From "Home" From The Lab 2018-09-21 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM TheLab.ms - Plano's Makerspace (1915 N Central Expy Ste 370, Plano, TX) #WoFLFri == Work From the Lab Friday On Fridays we get together at the space to remotely do our "day jobs" in a social, co-working session. Around noon we'll head to lunch as a group. Members and non-members are welcome to participate. This also serves as an informal Open House, so please feel free to…

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