MEMBERSHIP TERMS & CONDITIONS
Fashion Mamas is an exclusive members-only community for dynamic mothers who work in fashion and creative industries. This is a safe place for our members, where they can share both business and personal successes and concerns, network with like-minded women, and trade valuable resources. To maintain the quality of the Fashion Mamas membership experience, we've established the following terms and conditions.
This agreement (“Agreement”) is between Fashion Mamas, LLC hereinafter referred to as “Owner,” and the Fashion Mamas Member, hereinafter referred to as “Member,” establishing the conditions under which Member may participate in Owner's membership program. It is within Owner's discretion to amend, modify, or supplement this Agreement at any time.
Owner and Member agree to the following details:
Benefits. Benefits include receiving the official Fashion Mamas member welcome box, gaining access to the Fashion Mamas members-only portal, receiving invitations to exclusive monthly events (applicable to those who live in event city chapters: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Miami), receiving access to our secret Facebook group where hundreds of members communicate, and networking with like-minded women.
Payment. Upon approval or renewal of membership, Member is responsible for paying annual membership fees by the invoice due date. It is within Owner's discretion to amend membership fees at any time, and Owner will notify Member in advance if there are to be any changes to the amount, date or frequency of the payment of membership fees. Failure to pay an invoice that is past due within two weeks after being notified by Owner will result in immediate termination of membership.
Conduct. While the community encourages freedom of expression, all members are expected to maintain a high level of respect and professionalism in both words and actions, and must refrain from any discriminatory conduct. Any conduct that is inappropriate and/or discriminatory may result in immediate termination. Conduct by a Member that is prejudicial to the reputation and character of Fashion Mamas may also result in immediate termination. Members are free to anonymously report any unusual behavior or conflicts via the member portal, and all reports are thoroughly evaluated.
Membership. Member shall be entitled to the rights and benefits specified herein, but shall have no propriety interests or rights in Fashion Mamas, LLC. Member may terminate Member’s membership at any time, for any reason. Refunds will be given at the sole discretion of Owner. Owner reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse or terminate a membership at any time, for any reason. Member will be notified via email and will receive a refund for the member's most recent annual fee. In the event that the membership is terminated, Member’s access to Fashion Mamas portals, Facebook group, and exclusive events will be revoked, and Owner, in its sole discretion, may also refuse access to non-exclusive Fashion Mamas events.
Confidentiality. All Fashion Mamas resources, contacts, internal discussions and concepts are strictly for Member use only and shall remain confidential. Member agrees to take reasonable precautions to ensure that such information shall remain confidential. Any abuse or sharing of Fashion Mamas information outside of the group will be grounds for immediate removal. This provision shall survive termination of this Agreement.
Trademarks and Intellectual Property. The registered trademarks Fashion Mamas, Kids Fashion Fair, and Mamas Making It (the “Trademarks”) are the sole and exclusive property of Owner. Member may not use the Trademarks without the express written permission of Owner, which permission may be granted or withheld in Owner’s sole discretion. Similarly, any intellectual property owned by Owner is Owner’s sole and exclusive property, and Member may not use it without the express written permission of Owner, which permission may be granted or withheld in Owner’s sole discretion.
Non-Disparagement. Member agrees now, and after the Agreement terminates or expires, not to disparage, directly or indirectly, Fashion Mamas or its members in any way or to make negative, derogatory, or untrue statements about Fashion Mamas, its business activities, products, services, or any of its representatives to any person or business entity.
Limitation of Liability. Owner shall not be liable to Member for any loss, damage, or injury suffered by Member in connection with Member’s rights or benefits hereunder, except to the extent such loss, damages, or injury is caused by the gross negligence of Owner.
Dispute Resolution. The Parties agree to first mediate any dispute that arises or relates to this Agreement. Should the matter not be resolved by mediation, either Party may then submit the dispute to binding arbitration. The dispute shall be submitted to binding arbitration pursuant to the rules and procedures under the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall take place in Los Angeles County, California. Except for the mediation requirement in this Agreement, the Parties agree that this arbitration procedure will be the exclusive means of redress for any disputes relating to or arising from this Agreement. The Parties each expressly waive the right to a jury trial, and agree that the arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding on the parties, provided that any award shall be reviewable by a court of law for to the fullest extent allowed by law, including for any error of law by the arbitrator. The Parties expressly agree that the arbitrator shall have discretion to award the prevailing party reasonable costs and attorney fees incurred in bringing or defending an action, to the fullest extent allowed by law at the time of the arbitration.
Waiver. The failure of Owner to insist upon a strict performance of this Agreement, or to exercise any option, right or remedy contained therein, shall not be construed as a waiver or as a relinquishment for the future of such term, provision, option, right or remedy, but the same shall continue and remain in full force and effect.
Integration. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral and written agreements, understandings, commitments, and practices between them. No amendments or modifications to this Agreement may be made except by a writing signed by both parties.
This Agreement was last modified on February 20, 2018.