MERION VILLAGE INFORMATION CENTER
Terms & Conditions
Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) carefully before proceeding with your reservation request to use the Merion Village Information Center. These Terms outline the respective rights and obligations relating to your rental of the Merion Village Information Center, should your request be approved. Your access and use of the Merion Village Info Center is conditioned on your acceptance and compliance of these Terms.
In agreeing to these Terms, you (“Renter”) acknowledge that you desire to temporarily rent, occupy, and make use of Merion Village Association’s venue, located at 1330 S. 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43206 and hereinafter referred to as Info Center. Merion Village Association, a civic association, (“MVA”) agrees to Renter’s rental, occupation, and use of the Info Center in consideration of certain payments and covenants herein enumerated:
I. Reservations and Booking. Reservations for use of the Info Center are subject to availability. The Renter’s booking or reservation of a start time, end time, and date for use of the Info Center should be understood to be a request only. Such a request does not automatically guarantee the Renter use of the Info Center at that time and date. MVA reserves the right to deny any booking or reservation request. Upon receipt of the reservation request, MVA will contact Renter and notify him/her whether the reservation request is approved.
II. Rates. The rate for use of the Info Center for individuals or entities who are members of the MVA, as of the date payment is due provided within these Terms, is free. The rate for use of the Info Center for individuals or entities who are non-members of the MVA, as of the date payment is due provided within these Terms, is $15/hour. Information about becoming a member of MVA is available on MVA’s website (http://www.merionvillage.org).
III. Access. The Renter shall have access to use the Info Center for the purpose of hosting Renter’s event only through the start and end times on the date reserved and approved by the MVA. Renter’s use and access of the Info Center must not exceed the start and end times reserved and approved. MVA shall provide to Renter all access codes and any other items necessary to give Renter access no later than twenty-four hours prior to the Renter’s reserved and approved start time.
IV. Payment. The Renter shall pay to MVA the sum owed, which is to be calculated using the applicable member or non-member rate and the hours reserved and approved, as consideration for Renter’s access and use of the Info Center. Payment may be made by credit or debit card through the MVA’s website. If credit or debit is not a feasible form of payment for Renter, Renter must inform MVA of such. In such circumstances, payment by check or cash may be permitted at MVA’s discretion. Payment must be made seven days prior to the Renter’s reserved and approved date for use of the Info Center.
V. Renter’s Obligations. By the end of the Renter’s reserved time for use of the Info Center, Renter shall remove all personal property, trash, and other items that were not present in the Info Center when Renter took control of it.
VI. Termination of Agreement. The Renter may terminate this Rental Agreement, in writing, up to seven days prior to the reserved date for use. Failure to terminate this rental agreement prior to seven days of the reserved date for use may result in forfeiture of Payment.
VII. Liability for Damage/Indemnification. Renter will be liable for any physical damages, injuries, repairs, and expenses related to Renter’s use and control of the Info Center. Renter will further be liable for any loss of reputation or business opportunities that MVA may incur as a consequence of the actions of Renter or any of Renter’s guests while Renter is in control of the Info Center, and shall indemnify and hold harmless the MVA against any and all legal actions which may arise from Renter’s use of the Info Center. MVA shall not be liable for and Renter waives all claims against MVA for damages to persons or property sustained by Renter or Renter’s guest resulting while at the Info Center or resulting from any accident or occurrence in or about the Info Center, or resulting directly or indirectly from any act or neglect of any third persons, including other of Renter’s guests, unless caused by the willful misconduct or gross negligence of the MVA.
VIII. Governing Law. Any dispute over these Terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio.
IX. Choice of Forum. The jurisdiction for any action filed to enforce these Terms, or any action which involves interpretation of these Terms shall be proper only in state court located in Franklin County, Ohio, or in federal court located in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
X. Waiver of Terms. Failure to insist upon strict compliance with any of the terms, covenants, or conditions of these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of any such term, covenant, or condition, nor shall any failure at any one time or more times be deemed a waiver or relinquishment at any other time or times of any right under the terms, covenants, or conditions hereof.
XI. Enforceability. These Terms shall be construed and interpreted so as to be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any provision of these Terms shall be determined to be unlawful, improper, or unenforceable for any reason in any jurisdiction, such unenforceability shall not affect its validity or enforceability in any other jurisdiction, nor shall it affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision hereof.
XII. Modifications. No modification hereof shall be effective unless the same be in writing duly executed by both MVA and Renter.
XIII. Entire Agreement. These Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement among the Parties, superseding all proposals and prior agreements, oral or written, and all other communication among the Parties relating to the subject matter herein. The Parties understand and acknowledge that these Terms do not rely upon any statement or representation other than those expressly contained herein. These Terms shall not be subject to any claim of mistake of fact. The Terms express the full and complete settlement of all liability claimed and denied and is intended to avoid litigation and to be final and complete.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Renter hereby understands, acknowledges, and agrees to the above Terms on the day and year indicated below.