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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SECTION 1 – OVERVIEW

 

This website is operated by The Makers Society Carpentry Est. (also called The Makers Society). Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to The Makers Society. The Makers Society offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

 

By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.

 

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

 

Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

 

We accept payment by Visa or Mastercard debit and credit cards in AED for our products and services.

 

We will not trade with or provide any services to OFAC and sanctioned countries.

 

No one considered a Minor/person under the age of 18 is eligible to register as a User of this website and shall not make any transactions on this website.

 

The Cardholder must retain a copy of transaction records and Merchant policies and rules.

 

SECTION 2 - GENERAL CONDITIONS

 

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.

The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.

 

SECTION 3 - ERRORS, INACCURACIES OR OMISSIONS

 

We are not responsible if the information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.

 

This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.

 

SECTION 4 - MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES

 

Prices for our products are subject to change without notice and we reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue a particular Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.

We shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

 

SECTION 5 - THIRD-PARTY LINKS

 

Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third parties.

 

Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third parties.

 

We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party's policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third party.

 

SECTION 6 - USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS

 

If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, 'comments'), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.

 

We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.

 

You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libellous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third party.

 

SECTION 7 - PROHIBITED USES

 

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.

 

SECTION 8 - DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

 

We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.

We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.

You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.

You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.

In no case shall The Makers Society, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

 

The Makers Society shall not be liable to any Member for loss or damage to, or theft of, all or any of a Member’s belongings.

 

The Makers Society accepts no liability for any injury suffered by any member within the workshop or outside the workshop, except insofar as such loss, damage or injury is by law incapable of exclusion.

 

The Makers Society shall have no liability by way of indemnity or otherwise howsoever to any Member and that Member shall be solely responsible in circumstances where the Member makes an item or product in the workshop which causes harm of whatever kind to a third party.

 

A person who is not a Member has no rights under the to rely upon or enforce any term of this Membership Agreement.

 

SECTION 9 – INDEMNIFICATION

 

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Makers Society and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

 

SECTION 10 – MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT

 

All Memberships are granted at the sole discretion of The Makers Society and are subject to the right of The Makers Society to cancel, terminate or suspend the Membership as set out in the User Agreement.

 

No fee is payable by a Member in relation to becoming a Member.

Members are required to pay fees in order to use rental services and attend classes.

 

Membership permits the Member access to the workshop and its facilities and attend classes subject to the terms of this Membership Agreement.

 

Members must be 18 years or over.

 

SECTION 11 - PRIVILEGES AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE MEMBERSHIP

 

Membership allows persons to book and utilize a workbench in the workshop and participate in classes to learn woodworking and other related activities and improve their craft skills.

 

A Membership does not allow members to utilize the workshop, the workbenches, the machines, the power tools, hand tools and the remaining services for business scopes, such as (and not limited to) producing furniture to sell to third parties with lucrative intent.

 

Members can take advantage of certain affiliate benefits as notified by The Makers Society to the Member from time to time.

 

A Member shall have an online Member’s login and shall be responsible for the management of payments, bookings and changes thereof which must be administered through their online account.

 

A Member may not give their login details to any other Person and will be held responsible for any intentional or fraudulent misuse.

A Member shall pay booking fees in advance for the usage of The Makers Society facilities at the time of booking.

 

Before being able to make a booking and being granted access to machines, any Member must undertake a training session on each machine he/she is planning to use.

 

 

SECTION 12 – SAFETY INDUCTION AND TRAINING

 

Any Person who rents a workbench at The Makers Society must have had a Safety Induction before they can access the Workshop.

 

Persons who attend a class and have never been safety inducted before will receive a safety induction just before starting the class where they registered.

 

12.1 Assessment

 

A Member cannot use any machines until they have passed the relevant Training for the machine/machines he/she is planning to use.

 

A Member will pass a Training if he/she is able to show to the satisfaction of their Trainer that they can use the machine safely and are competent to do so unsupervised.

Once a Training is passed and both the Member and the Assessor have signed the Training Record, the systems will be updated and the Member will be given a Workshop Certification and permission to book and use the specific machine.

 

In the interests of health and safety, permission to use any machine may be withdrawn from the Member by The Makers Society at any time.

 

A Workshop Certification are specific to a Member. A Member cannot teach any other Member to use Machines.

 

12.2 Training to Competency

 

If a Member does not pass a Training, The Makers Society may offer an additional Training session on the machine/machines.

Training is available to any Member on request. It is not necessary to have had an Assessment before Training can be undertaken. An Introductory Course is strongly recommended to all those Members who have little or no knowledge about woodworking,

 

The purpose of Training is to ensure a Member attains the required level of safe operating ability.

 

The Introductory Course is specifically designed for beginners, to learn some basic wood technology, shop safety and etiquette, the basic joints and have hands-on experience with the most used woodworking machines.

At the sole discretion of The Makers Society, the number of Training sessions may vary before a Member is given permission to use a specific Machine. The number of sessions needed will be determined by the individual Trainer.

Once Training is successfully completed and the Trainer deems the Member as having the requisite skill level to use a specific machine, the Trainer will update the Member’s Training Record so that Member can book and use the respective machine.

 

Training is specific to a Member. A Member may under no circumstances teach any other Member how to use Machines.

 

12.3 Assessment and Expiry of Permissions

 

If The Makers Society considers that a Member has not used the relevant Machines or Workshop facilities with sufficient regularity, The Makers Society is entitled (at its absolute discretion) to require that Member to undertake Assessments (or Training). This is in order to ensure the Member’s competence to operate machinery safely maintained and is in the interest of the health and safety of all workshop users.

 

 

SECTION 13 – BOOKINGS

 

All bookings are made on a "first-come first-served" basis. This includes the workbench rental service, the classes, the individual training and all the services that The Makers Society may introduce in the future. The purchase of bundles or special discounts that The Makers Society may put on offer from time to time, do not give any booking priority to Members over other Members.

 

Any booking must be paid for in advance at the time of booking before the workbench being booked can be used or the class be attended.

 

Only a Member may make a Booking.

 

13.1 Payment of rental fees and classes

 

The Participants shall pay The Makers Society rental fees and the classes as specified on the dedicated link available at our website (as may be amended from time to time) and/or in the Confirmation Order and are responsible for providing a valid means of payment, including without limitation credit cards and debit cards. The rental and class fees must be made in full at the time of completing the registration and in any event prior to the date of the attendance.

 

The Participants shall be responsible for taxes (VAT) as applicable, any processing fees and any banking transaction fees (if applicable) associated with the Workshop Fees.

All online payments are also governed by the terms and conditions of the respective merchant service provider. Please review the respective merchant service provider’s terms and conditions and privacy policy before entering any transaction.

 

The Makers Society will provide you directly or through its merchant service provider, with an electronic payment confirmation immediately after you successfully perform a payment through the Platform.

 

SECTION 14 - CANCELLATIONS OF BOOKINGS AND REFUNDS

 

14.1 Classes and individual training

 

In the event that The Makers Society is required to cancel a class for any reason (such as lack of attendance or illness of the Tutor), The Makers Society will notify you as early as possible prior to the respective class date and refund you the class fee within thirty [30] days upon sending the cancellation notification. For the avoidance of doubt, if at any time, at the discretion of The Makers Society, attendance to a class is not at a sufficient level to proceed with the class, The Makers Society reserves the right to cancel that class.

 

In the event that we are required to re-schedule a class or change the location of a class for any reason, we will notify you as early as possible prior to the respective class date, in which case however, the paid fee shall not be refunded.

 

If a Member is unable to attend a class for any reason, he/she is required to notify The Makers Society by sending an email to support@makingdubai.com. In such case, the Member may provide us with the name of a substitute to attend the class on his behalf. On receipt of this email, The Makers Society may at its sole discretion, make such substitution and allow the substitute access to the class.

 

14.2 Workbench rental

 

Unless otherwise specified, Members may make changes to their booking at any time, but changes will be subject to a Change Fee if the booking begins in fewer than 48 hours, or if the booking period has already commenced.

 

If the change is to reschedule or shorten a booking a Change Fee of AED150 will be due.

Other changes to a booking may also attract a Change Fee of AED150.

 

SECTION 15 – USE OF FACILITIES

 

A Member shall be entitled to book and use a Workbench only by properly completing and submitting a Booking Form which is accepted by The Makers Society. It is noted that in order properly to complete a Booking Form, the Member must agree to be bound by the provisions set out in the User Agreement in relation to the use of the workbench (by ticking the relevant box in that form).

SECTION 16 – USER AGREEMENT

 

A Member is entitled to use the Workshop’s facilities during its opening hours and is subject to this and the User Agreement.

 

The Makers Society may at any time, without notice, withdraw all or part of its workshop facilities for any period, or periods, in connection with any cleaning, repair, alteration or maintenance work or for any other reasons.

 

It is strictly prohibited for a Member to use a machine for which a Member has not been given permission by having passed the relevant Training.

 

It is strictly prohibited to use a Machine for a purpose for which it was not intended.

 

It is strictly prohibited to remove any part or component of a machine or piece of equipment provided by The Makers Society.

 

Contravention of these specific terms will be grounds for enacting a sanction against a Member. See section Violations of this Membership Agreement or Code of Conduct.

 

Young people under the age of 18 years may only enter the workshop if accompanied by an adult who must be a Member or a member of The Makers Society staff.

 

Membership includes Fair Usage of Machines provided by The Makers Society in the shared machine areas and common areas of the Workshop. The Makers Society provides no warranty to any Member that any particular Machine will be available to that Member at a particular time.

 

At any one time, the maximum number of Members allowed to work in a Workbench is 3.

 

However, if a workbench is too crowded for safe working, management reserves the right to reduce this ratio.

 

Opening Times:

 

Dubai Makers Society reserves the right to vary opening times. Opening times will be detailed on the Website and may be updated from time to time.

 

Dubai Makers Society is closed on Mondays.

 

Dubai Makers Society reserves the right at its sole and absolute discretion to close the Workshop for additional periods.

 

Guests:

Members are welcome to bring other people into the Workshop as visitors who may be friends or family. These people are termed “Guests”.

 

A Member that brings one or more Guests into the workshop is termed the Host Member. The Host Member is responsible for their Visitors and must ensure they adhere to this Membership Agreement and Code of Conduct.

A breach of this Membership Agreement by a Visitor is a breach by the Host Member and will be dealt with accordingly.

A Host Member must ensure that their Visitor remains safe and is always accompanied whilst in the Workshop.

 

Health + Safety:

 

Each Member must be in possession of their own valid health insurance.

If a Member has any health condition that in any way impacts upon their ability to use the Workshop safely, or if they may have specific requirements in order to do so, must make Dubai Makers Society aware of such condition in writing and prior to using the Workshop.

Members use the Workshop at their own risk with awareness of the inherent hazards of a Workshop environment, which include but are not limited to: use of sharp tools and sharp edges, exposure to toxic and dangerous materials, industrial machines, blades and spinning parts, power tools, high temperatures, the risks associated with breathing dust and fumes, the risks associated with lasers and computer controlled machinery and/or the risks associated with the handling of heavy materials.

 

Members who bring any of their own electrical tools or appliances into the Workshop must ensure that the tools have a valid Portable Appliance Test (PAT).

 

Hazardous materials and/or explosives are not allowed on site.

 

Anyone working in the Workshops is required to use the correct Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”), specifically dust mask, hearing protectors and protective glasses, at any time when working with machines and power tools.

 

Safety is of paramount importance in the workshop. All Members and Dubai Makers Society's staff are required to make use of the following for workshop wear: a stout pair of shoes,  a strong pair of trousers, well-fitting upper garments.
No loose sleeves or ties are permitted, jewellery must not be worn, except for wedding ring. Long hair must be tied back. Avoid clothes made of flammable, synthetic fibres.

Each Member must always comply with all health and safety instructions given by Dubai Makers Society’s Staff and as posted by notice(s) in the Workshop.

 

Any hazards, breakdowns or breakages with any machinery, facilities, or anything supplied by Dubai Makers Society for the use of Members must be reported to Dubai Makers Society Staff immediately. No unauthorized Person may attempt any repairs whatsoever.

Workshop users are expected to assume a duty of care to all other Users, Staff and Guests and to observe, maintain and uphold health and safety guidelines and immediately to report hazards and breaches of these guidelines to Dubai Makers Society’ staff.

 

Members are required to always use the correct extraction equipment. Members creating dust, chips, fumes or any other granular or particulate waste from any wood or wood composite materials whilst using any power tool or air powered tool must use extraction of an appropriate standard of filtration.

 

Members who fail to use extraction where appropriate may be asked to stop work at the discretion of the Workshop team. Dubai Makers Society provides the use of a limited number of portable extraction units. If these units are not available, Members will not be allowed to continue work until such time as suitable extraction is available.

 

Fire exits and fire lanes must be always kept clear.

 

In the event of a fire or fire drill, Members must make their way to the nearest available exit and follow any instructions given by the Dubai Makers Society Staff.

 

Smoking and the consumption of alcohol or controlled substances is forbidden in the Workshop. Members are strictly prohibited from operating any equipment, or conducting any work of any kind, whilst under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. Any Person in the Workshop under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance, or suspected of such, will be required to leave the premises.

 

Except for guide dogs, no pets are permitted in the Workshop other than by prior permission and arrangement.

 

Cleaning and Housekeeping:

 

Throughout the duration of each Booking, each Member is required to keep their workbench or specific workstation clean and tidy.

Throughout the duration of each Booking, each Member is required to clean up any waste or hazard which they generate in the course of their work both in their own space and the common areas next to them into which the waste or hazard may have spread or spilled. Waste or hazards include but are not limited to: dust, sawdust, off cut, paint and leftover materials in general. Members must dispose of these in the correct recycling or waste disposal receptacles or areas provided for the purpose.

 

At the start of their Booking, a Member can expect their workbench to be ready for them to start work unencumbered. At the end of their Booking a Member is responsible for leaving their workbench in the same condition so it is ready for use by the next occupant. This includes the complete removal of any of the wastes or hazards mentioned above.

 

Each Member is responsible for keeping tidy any of the common areas and facilities such as machine areas and shared machines they are using.

 

Members may only leave materials, tools, work in progress, or any other personal possessions on workbenches or storage areas booked by them. Any materials, tools, work in progress or any other stuffs left in common areas, on trolleys provided for common use or on Machines or in or on any facility provided for common use will be subject to immediate disposal by Dubai Makers Society staff without notice.

 

Storage:

 

Storage use is subject to availability and will be provided on a first come first served basis.

Payment for storage is by recurring card payment only and notice to cancel a Booking must be received 24 hours prior to the confirmed reservation date. If sufficient notice is not given, charges will continue.

 

At the end of a Booking, the Member must clean and clear any such container/shelf and make it available to the next user. If shelves or containers are not cleared on the final day of the Booking a further month’s charge will be taken by recurring card payment. Notification of this fact will be given by email.

 

The Makers Society will not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of belongings in storage areas.

All tins of flammable liquid and/or paint must be stored in the Dubai Makers Society COSHH store. Any items subject to COSHH regulations and that are stored inappropriately in general storage will be removed without notice. Explosive, toxic or harmful materials are prohibited. No Person shall leave anything outside or in surrounding areas as any items found will be removed without notice.

 

A Member is responsible for leaving any storage facility they have occupied in a fit condition for the next user. If a Member leaves any items in said facility, The Makers Society reserves the right to deem storage as being used and so charge the user accordingly.

 

No alterations to any storage structures provided by Dubai Makers Society, including but not limited to shelf or container, is permitted.

 

If a Member fails to maintain their recurring card payment and leaves storage unpaid, Dubai Makers Society reserves the right, after making reasonable endeavors to contact the relevant Member, to remove any locks (where relevant) and dispose of storage contents.

 

Dubai Makers Society reserves the right to deny access to any storage facilities that are unpaid for until such time as the debt has been paid.

 

Health and Safety: Items must not be left in the walkways of the storage shelf area and must not overhang the storage shelves. Items shall be stored and stacked in a safe and stable manner. Any items found that do not comply with these health and safety rules will be removed without notice.

 

Code of Conduct:

 

All Members, Guests and Dubai Makers Society's Staff are expected to uphold equality, diversity and inclusion.

 

Dubai Makers Society does not permit and will not tolerate any inappropriate conduct by any Person whilst in or on Dubai Makers Society's Workshop. Such conduct includes but is not limited to, using loud, abusive, offensive, insulting, or demeaning language, profanity, lewd conduct, violence, or any conduct that harasses or is otherwise bothersome to Members, Visitors and Dubai Makers Society's Staff.

 

Dubai Makers Society is a shared access organization and the benefits of its open workspace are only possible whilst Members demonstrate a high level of respect for each other’s belongings and space. Therefore, the unauthorized use of or interference with the tools, materials, work or belongings of another Member is strictly prohibited. Removing another Member’s possession from their Workbench or workspace is regarded as theft and will be dealt with as such.

 

In Dubai Makers Society's reasonable opinion, should any Person(s) be suspected of breaching this Code of Conduct, the Person(s) may be asked to leave the premises or be subject to sanctions.

 

Violation of this Membership Agreement or Code of Conduct:

 

For the benefit of all Members and the Dubai Makers Society Community at large there are a set of sanctions that may be imposed on a Member:

 

  1. in the event of a breach of this Membership Agreement; or of the Code of Conduct; or of the occurrence of such conduct that has damaged or, in DMS’s reasonable opinion, may damage the reputation of DMS; or

  2. where it would otherwise be in the best interests of the DMS Community at large to do so.

 

There are three stages of sanction. (1) Verbal Caution, (2) Written Warning and (3) Final Warning. The type of sanction imposed is at the discretion of DMS.

 

Verbal Caution

 

A Verbal Caution will be given to a Member who needs to change their conduct or the way they’re using facilities at Dubai Makers Society.

 

Types of behavior needing to be changed include, but are not limited to: minor offence, ignoring the rules, poor attitude, bad housekeeping.

 

Written Warning

 

A Written Warning issued to a Member is in effect a warning to that Member to improve their health and safety vigilance and/or their conduct. Written Warning are issued for less serious but important and/or repeated infractions. A Member may receive up to Two Written Warnings.

 

A Written Warning will have effect for a period of Three Months, or such other time as determined by Dubai Makers Society at the time of issue. A Written Warning will be issued in writing.

 

Types of behavior to be changed include but are not limited to: persistent minor offences, ignoring the rules, poor attitude, bad housekeeping, not using appropriate PPE.

If a Member is issued with a Third Written Warning, they are automatically issued with a Final Warning.

 

Final Warning

 

A Final Warning issued to a Member means immediate suspension of their Membership and all rights and privileges of Membership cease. A Final Warning is issued to a Member in the event of a serious breach of this User Agreement or Code of Conduct or any civil or criminal offence.

 

On receipt of a Final Warning, a Member will be asked to stop work with immediate effect and may be required temporarily and immediately to leave the Workshop and any premises of Dubai Makers Society pending an investigation. Dubai Makers Society then reserves the right to suspend the Membership of a Member issued with a Final Warning for a specific period or terminate their Membership with immediate effect.

 

Types of behaviour warranting the issue of a Final Warning include but are not limited to: threatening or violent behaviour, unauthorised use of machinery, altering the integrity of a machine, being under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, working dangerously, acts which are hazardous to other Persons or property, acts of gross negligence, theft.

 

A Final Warning and Written Warning system operates in the Workshop. Members may be given a Final Warning or Written Warning depending on the gravity of breach. A record of any Final Warning and Written Warning issued will be kept on a Member’s file for future reference.

 

A record will be kept of all warnings, Sanctions imposed, and decisions reached.

 

Members are reminded that these sanctions are to protect the Community and the individual. Any Person whose work or ability to work had been impinged upon; or whose membership privileges have been infringed by; or whose right to feel safe and respected whilst in the Workshop has been in any way detrimentally affected by the actions or conduct of any other member of the Community should feel able to approach any member of staff and can expect to have their complaint heard by a senior member of the Dubai Makers Society Team.

 

Privacy and Other Dubai Makers Society Policies:

 

A Member shall comply and shall ensure that any of its Guests always comply with all of the Dubai Makers Society’ Policies.

 

Dubai Makers Society will notify Members of any new policies or changes to existing policies from time to time by posting any such new or revised Policy in the Member’s area of the Dubai Makers Society website.

 

SECTION 17 - TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP:

 

Subject as otherwise provided in this paragraph below, a Member may, at any time, terminate its Membership (and, accordingly, as between the relevant Member and Dubai Makers Society, this Membership Agreement) without notice. In the event of such a termination, the relevant Member will not be entitled to a refund of amounts already paid.

 

Dubai Makers Society may immediately expel from the workshop (and terminate Membership and this Membership Agreement (as between it and the relevant Member)), suspend Membership for a specific period or refuse to renew the Membership of any Member: (i) whose conduct is or may, in Dubai Makers Society's reasonable opinion, be injurious to the character of Dubai Makers Society; (ii) who breaches any of the provisions of this Membership Agreement (as amended from time to time); or (iii) where it would otherwise be in the best interests of the other Members of Dubai Makers Society, in Dubai Makers Society’s reasonable opinion (any of such matters being “Causes for Immediate Termination”).

Any Member who is expelled shall be deemed immediately to have ceased to be a Member and shall not be entitled to any refund in respect of bookings for which they have already made payment.

 

Termination of this Membership Agreement shall be without prejudice to any rights and obligations of the Member accrued and owed prior to the date of such termination.

 

SECTION 18 - GENERAL:

 

Each Member represents and warrants to Dubai Makers Society that all information provided by them to Dubai Makers Society from time to time is true complete and accurate at the date it is given to Dubai Makers Society.

 

Each Member represents and warrants to Dubai Makers Society that it will, at all times, be using the Services as a consumer, not a business.

 

Each Member is required to give notice to Dubai Makers Society of any change of home address, email address and contact telephone number. Failing such notice, all communications will be assumed to have been received by the Member within five days of emailing to the last address notified to Dubai Makers Society.

 

Each Member is required to give immediate notice in writing (which will include e-mail) to Dubai Makers Society of any change of card details if that card is subject to a recurring card payment agreement.

 

SECTION 19 - GOVERNING LAW

 

This Agreement between the Member and Dubai Makers Society and any access to or use of the website and/or the physical service are governed by the federal laws of the United Arab Emirates. Any dispute which may arise between a Member and Dubai Makers Society pertaining to the implementation or interpretation of this Agreement shall be amicably settled, failing which Courts of Dubai shall be the competent authority to settle the same.

 

SECTION 20 - SEVERABILITY

 

If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part of the Agreement will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent. The remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. Any failure on the part of Dubai Makers Society to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be considered a waiver of our right to enforce such provision. Our rights under this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement.

 

SECTION 21 - ASSIGNABILITY

 

Dubai Makers Society may assign or delegate its rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions and/or the Dubai Makers Society Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent.

 

You may not assign or delegate any of your rights or obligations under the Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy without Dubai Makers Society's prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment and delegation by you shall be considered as null and void.

 

SECTION 22 -  NOTICES TO MEMBERS

 

Reports, statements, notices and any other communications may be transmitted by Dubai Makers Society to the Members via the email address specified by them in their Account. All communications and notices shall be deemed to be duly served to a Member when electronically sent by DMS to the Member to the email address specified in the Member’s Account.

 

Notices to Dubai Makers Society: Reports, statements, notices and any other communications may be transmitted by the Member to Dubai Makers Society at support@makingdubai.com. All communications and notices shall be deemed to be received or served (as applicable) to Dubai Makers Society when electronically received by Dubai Makers Society at support@makingdubai.com

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