TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP
As Amended January 2018
1.0 MEMBERSHIP RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
- Generally. Member agrees to pay the annual fees established for its Membership Class, as may be amended from time to time in accordance with the Bylaws.
- Compliance with Policies. Member agrees to abide by, and shall have all applicable rights and obligations as set forth in, the Bylaws, OMG Intellectual Property Rights Policy (the “IPR Policy”), and any and all additional policies and procedures adopted by OMG, as any of these may be amended from time to time in accordance, all of which are hereby incorporated by reference (the “OMG P&Ps”).
- Suspension and Termination. OMG shall have the right to suspend participation, or cancel the membership, of Member if it (i) fails to pay its annual fees on time, or (ii) violates any of the OMG P&Ps and fails to correct that breach within ten (10) days of notice from OMG or the OMG staff, or (iii) substantially, flagrantly or repeatedly violates any of the OMG P&Ps. No refunds of Membership fees or other payments will be given.
- Authority to Execute Agreement. Member hereby represents, warrants and covenants to OMG that (a) it has the authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder; (b) the execution and performance of this Agreement does not and will not violate any agreement to which Member is a party or by which it is otherwise bound; and (c) when executed and delivered, this Agreement will constitute a legal, valid and binding obligation of Member, enforceable in accordance with its terms.
- No Other Licenses. By executing this Agreement, Member neither grants nor receives, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any rights under any copyright, patents or other intellectual property rights of OMG or another member.
- No Warranty. OMG AND MEMBER EACH ACKNOWLEDGES THAT, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE AGREED IN WRITING, ALL SERVICES AND INFORMATION PROVIDED TO OR BY OMG UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AND OMG AND MEMBER EACH EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO SUCH SERVICES AND INFORMATION.
- Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER OMG OR MEMBER BE LIABLE TO EACH OTHER OR TO ANY OTHER MEMBER OR THIRD PARTY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR THE COST OF PROCURING SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE, LOST SALES, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA OR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH PARTY HAD ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES. EXCEPT FOR MEMBER’S DUES COMMITMENT, OR IN CASES OF WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, OR WHERE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF OMG TO MEMBER AND TO OTHER PARTIES, AND OF MEMBER TO OMG, TO OTHER OMG MEMBERS OR TO OTHER PARTIES, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PAST 12 MONTHS’ MEMBERSHIP FEES PAID BY THE MEMBER TO OMG.
- Governing Law. This Agreement shall be construed and controlled by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without reference to conflict of laws principles. If any claim or dispute between the parties is not resolved by good faith negotiations, any suits or proceedings pursued by either party shall be brought in the Federal or state courts located in Massachusetts, to whose jurisdiction each party hereby submits.
- Complete Agreement; No Waiver. This Agreement, including all attachments, sets forth the entire understanding of OMG and Member and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings relating hereto, unless otherwise stated in this Agreement. The waiver of any breach or default will not constitute a waiver of any other right hereunder or any subsequent breach or default.
- Amendment. Member shall be given at least thirty (30) days prior written notice of the effective date of an amendment to this Agreement, including as a result of any changes to the OMG Bylaws or OMG P&Ps, which is adopted in accordance with the Bylaws and that directly and materially affects any of the rights or obligations applicable to Member hereunder (each of the foregoing, an “Amendment”). If Member does not agree to any such Amendment to this Agreement that was approved in accordance with the Bylaws, then Member shall provide written notice to OMG of such disagreement prior to the end of the 30-day notice period. If the parties are not able to reach a mutually acceptable accommodation (for example, the parties agree to a phase-in of the Amendment, OMG determines to withdraw, suspend or modify the Amendment, or OMG grants Member a waiver or variance), this Agreement and Member’s membership in OMG shall terminate automatically upon expiration of the 30-day notice period, unless Member elects to withdraw by written notice on an earlier date. Amendments shall be prospective only unless otherwise agreed to by the Member and OMG. No termination or withdrawal pursuant to this paragraph will entitle Member to a refund of Membership dues or other fees, all of which are nonrefundable.
- No Rule of Strict Construction. Regardless of which party may have drafted this Agreement, no rule of strict construction shall be applied against either party. If any provision of this Agreement is determined by a court to be unenforceable, the parties shall deem the provision to be modified to the extent necessary to allow it to be enforced to the extent permitted by law, or if it cannot be modified, the provision will be severed and deleted from this Agreement, and the remainder of this Agreement will continue in effect.
- Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but collectively shall constitute one and the same instrument.
- Compliance with Laws. Anything contained in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, the obligations of OMG and Member shall be subject to all laws, present and future, of any government having jurisdiction over OMG and Member including, without limitation, all export and re-export laws and regulations. It is the intention of OMG and Member that this Agreement and all referenced documents shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
- Headings. OMG and Member acknowledge that the headings to the sections hereof are for reference purposes only and shall not be used in the interpretation of this Agreement.
- Assignment. Member may not assign its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of OMG or as otherwise set forth in the Bylaws. For purposes of this Agreement, an assignment shall be deemed to include a transfer or sale of all or substantially all of the business of Member, or a merger, consolidation or other transaction that results in a change in control of Member.
- Force Majeure. Neither OMG nor Member shall be liable hereunder by reason of any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder on account of strikes, shortages, riots, insurrection, fires, flood, storm, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental action, labor conditions, earthquakes or any other cause which is beyond the reasonable control of such party.
- Logos and Names. You grant OMG the right to use your organization’s name and logo on the OMG website and on related marketing materials, solely to indicate your membership in OMG. As long as you remain a member in good standing, you may use OMG’s name and logo, in the format and with the notices provided or requested by OMG, solely to indicate your membership in OMG.