This agreement is between SPARK BUREAU Limited ABN 29 606 509 719 (SPARK BUREAU) and the desk licensee (“You”) at the property known as Lot 5, 8 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya, QLD (Premises). The whole of the Premises remains in SPARK BUREAU possession and control at all times. You accept that this agreement creates no tenancy interest, leasehold estate or other real property interest in your favour with respect to the Premises.
SPARK BUREAU is giving you the right to share with SPARK BUREAU the use of the Premises on these terms and conditions, as supplemented by the Code of Conduct, so that SPARK BUREAU can provide the services to you.
The Premises are to be used solely for office purposes only. You may use the Premises address as your business address. Any other uses are prohibited without SPARK BUREAU prior written consent.
SPARK BUREAU is to provide the number of desks for which you have agreed to pay for the use at the Premises as stated in this agreement. SPARK BUREAU will initially allocate a desk for your use. You will have a non-exclusive right to the desk allocated to you. You agree that you may be assigned to another desk at any time with one week’s notice by SPARK BUREAU via email. SPARK BUREAU is to provide during normal opening hours the services. SPARK BUREAU does not make any representations as to the security of SPARK BUREAU network or the internet or of any information that the client places on it. You should adopt whatever security measures (e.g. encryption) you believe is appropriate to your circumstances. SPARK BUREAU cannot guarantee that a particular degree of availability will be attained in connection with your use of SPARK BUREAU network or internet. Your sole and exclusive remedy shall be the remedy of such failure by SPARK BUREAU within a reasonable time after written notice.
You agree to comply with any Code of Conduct which SPARK BUREAU imposes generally on users of the Premises, the Code of Conduct may change at anytime by SPARK BUREAU and without any notice to you. You must comply with all by-laws, rules and regulations which the owners corporation or the owner of the building may make from time to time especially in relation to the common areas. You must comply with any insurance, sprinkler and fire alarm regulations. You must comply with all relevant laws and regulations in the conduct of your business. You must do nothing illegal in connection with your use of the Premises. You must not do anything that may interfere with the use of the Premises by SPARK BUREAU or by others, cause any nuisance or annoyance, increase the insurance premiums SPARK BUREAU has to pay, or cause loss or damage to SPARK BUREAU (including damage to reputation) or the owner of any interest in the Premises which you are using. You acknowledge that: the terms of clause 3.5 are a material inducement in SPARK BUREAU execution of this agreement, and any violation by you of clause 3.5 will constitute a material default by you under this agreement, entitling SPARK BUREAU to terminate this agreement, without further notice or procedure.
This agreement lasts for the period as agreed between you and SPARK BUREAU at the time of commencement. You agree that you are not automatically entitled to a desk after the period for which you have licensed the desks and you understand that renewal terms and any extensions are at the discretion of SPARK BUREAU. You understand that if you do not continue to licence a desk on the premises, your access to the premises and shared resources will be revoked. These include but are not limited to swipe card/key, access to shared live skype or other shared internet forums, and access to meeting room bookings.
5. Licence Fees
For community membership, you agree to pay the desk licence fees at least one full month in advance each month. For dedicated membership, you agree to pay the desk licence fees at least two full months in advance each month. You agree to make yourself familiar with the latest fees and reservation process that will be posted on the internal wiki. If you pay licensee fees and don’t take up the desk reserved for you, you understand that will not be entitled to a refund on these fees. You must pay your invoice by the due date as specified in the invoice. The invoice will be delivered by email. If you do not pay fees when due, a fee will be charged on all overdue balances. If you dispute any part of an invoice then you must pay the amount not in dispute by the due date or be subject to late fees. SPARK BUREAU reserves the right to withhold services (including for the avoidance of doubt, denying you access to the Premises) while there are any outstanding fees and/or interest or you are in breach of this agreement.
6. Employee Engagement
At any time during your licence term, and for a period of 6 months after your licence term ends, you must not approach any person, who is an employee of or contractor to SPARK BUREAU, for the purpose of persuading that person to terminate his or her employment or contract, or otherwise in any way solicit, employ or contract such persons. You may employ a person who was previously an employee of or contractor to SPARK BUREAU if that person ceased employment with SPARK BUREAU more than 6 months before commencing employment with you. A person who was previously an employee of or contractor to SPARK BUREAU may not commence employment with you if less than 6 months has elapsed since that person ceased employment with SPARK BUREAU, unless: you pay SPARK BUREAU compensation for its reasonable expenses in recruiting and training a new employee and all other expenses that may be incurred by SPARK BUREAU in relation to the employee leaving SPARK BUREAU; and
SPARK BUREAU provides its written consent prior to the person commencing employment with you (which it may withhold in its absolute discretion).
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, SPARK BUREAU may put an end to this agreement immediately by giving you notice to end your licence term and remove access to the Premises and without need to follow any additional procedure or to reimburse you for any licence fees paid in advance if: you become insolvent, bankrupt, go into liquidation or become unable to pay your debts as they fall do, or you are in breach of one of your obligations under this agreement which cannot be put right or SPARK BUREAU has given you notice to put right and which you have failed to put right within 14 days of that notice, or
your conduct, or that of someone at the Premises with your permission or invitation, is incompatible with ordinary office use.
you breach your obligations under clause 6. In the event that SPARK BUREAU is permanently unable to provide the services at the Premises stated in this agreement then this agreement will end and you will only have to pay monthly fees up to the date it ends and for any additional services you have used. When this agreement ends you are to vacate the Premises immediately, leaving the place in the same condition as it was when you took it. SPARK BUREAU reserves the right to charge additional reasonable fees for any repairs needed above and beyond normal wear and tear. If you leave any property in the Premises SPARK BUREAU may dispose of it at your cost in any way SPARK BUREAU chooses without owning you any responsibility for it or any proceeds of sale. You agree to give SPARK BUREAU management at least two months notice for terminating your membership.
8. SPARK BUREAU Liability
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless SPARK BUREAU from any and all liabilities arising out of your use of services under this agreement. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, SPARK BUREAU is not liable to you in respect of any loss or damage you suffer in connection with this agreement, with the services or with the use of the Premises unless SPARK BUREAU has acted deliberately or negligently in causing that loss or damage. SPARK BUREAU is not liable for any loss as a result of SPARK BUREAU failure to provide a service as a result of mechanical breakdown, strike, termination of SPARK BUREAU interest in the building containing the Premises or otherwise unless SPARK BUREAU does so deliberately or is negligent. In no event shall SPARK BUREAU be liable for any loss or damage until you provide SPARK BUREAU written notice and give SPARK BUREAU a reasonable time to put it right. If SPARK BUREAU is liable for failing to provide you with any service under this agreement then subject to the exclusions and limits set out under this clause, SPARK BUREAU will pay any actual and reasonable expenses that you have incurred in obtaining that service from an alternative source. If you believe SPARK BUREAU has failed to deliver a service consistent with these terms and conditions you shall provide SPARK BUREAU written notice of such failure and give SPARK BUREAU reasonable period to put it right. SPARK BUREAU will not in any circumstances have any liability for loss of business, loss of profits, loss of anticipated savings, loss of or damage to data, third party claims or any consequential loss unless SPARK BUREAU otherwise agrees in writing. SPARK BUREAU strongly advises you to insure against all such potential loss, damage, expense or liability. In all cases, SPARK BUREAU liability is limited to the total fees paid by you for the use of the services.
You must not alter any part of the setup of the Premises and must take good care of all parts of the Premises, its equipment, fixtures, fittings and furnishings which you use. You are liable for any damage caused you or those of the Premises with your permission or at your invitation whether express or implied, including but not limited to all employees, contractors, agents or other persons present on the Premises. You must not install any cabling, IT or telecom connections without SPARK BUREAU consent, which SPARK BUREAU may refuse at its absolute discretion. You agree that from time to time your desk may be used for events. You will be emailed in advance of the dates and nature of these events. All due care will be made to protect your property from damage or theft but you are ultimately responsible for any such loss or damage. You agree to bind any guest you bring to the premises to these terms. You agree to accompany them at all times while they are on the premises. You agree that you are solely responsible for the security of your property on the premises. It is your responsibility to arrange insurance for your own property which you bring to the Premises and for your own liability to your employees and to third parties. SPARK BUREAU strongly recommends that you put such insurance in place. All formal notices must be in writing to the email address first registered and agreed with SPARK BUREAU, as the email address for all correspondences.
This agreement is interpreted and enforced in accordance with the law of the state of Queensland. SPARK BUREAU and you accept the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Queensland. If any provisions of these terms and conditions are held void or unenforceable under the applicable law, the other provisions shall remain in force.