SUMMIT JUNTO MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT

This Agreement is designed to help ensure a safe environment for Summit Junto members to share, learn, and build meaningful relationships. All members must abide by the following policies, which herein comprise the Summit Junto Membership Agreement. Gifting memberships is not a common practice at Summit Junto. As such we kindly request you keep your membership terms confidential.
The fundamental pillars of Summit Junto are listed below. Confidentiality, Commitment, Respect, and Curiosity.

Confidentiality - as the foundation of the trust needed to create a safe space for myself and my fellow members to show up fully and openly. This means that anything another group member shares is their property and belongs entirely to them and anything I share belongs to me. 

Commitment- Commitment to this group and the choice to make this process a high priority in my life. This means I will make whatever arrangements needed to fully participate at my meetings so that I can give my time, presence and dedication to the group.This means being punctual, fully present and participatory in all meetings.

Respect - Respect both for myself and my fellow Summit Junto members as we come from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, races and life experiences. This means that I will be open to different perspectives and continue to evolve and expand my own points of view. I will not harass anyone sexually, verbally or otherwise. I will not  discriminate based on race, gender, sexuality, etc. I will not solicit members unless invited to do so. 

Curiosity - Curiosity as a pathway for my own growth in this experience, showing that I am open to learning from and with my Summit Junto group. This means I am willing to actively listen to my fellow members with curiosity and be open to the unknown, both internally and externally. I accept and embrace the diversity of perspectives across the Summit Junto community.

As a community, we are constantly learning, unlearning, and growing. Together, we maintain trust and safety by holding clear boundaries and committing to the Membership Agreement. Members must affirm each year that they understand and commit to the Membership Agreement. Violations of this agreement, including breaking confidentiality, could result in a loss of membership without refund of annual membership fee.

Membership, Commitment, and Attendance

In order to maintain your membership in Summit Junto, it is vital that you proactively participate in your Summit Junto group as outlined within the Summit Junto Member Portal and pursuant to the following criteria: By joining as a Summit Junto member, you confirm that you are at least 18 years old, you are not barred from participating in Summit Junto for any reason, and you will continue to meet all eligibility criteria we require. At all times, you will provide only true, current, and complete information and you will be responsible for all actions associated with your membership and maintaining all accurate information while a Summit Junto member.

Summit Junto Opening Plenary 

Upon acceptance into Summit Junto, you will be assigned to a Cohort before your group is curated. Your Cohort is a larger group of people who are onboarded to the Summit Junto at the same time. Each Cohort will launch before individual groups are paired and will kick-off with a virtual Opening Plenary event. The Opening Plenary will set the tone for the year to come. In this session we will establish expectations, onboard you to the new experience, and train you in what makes a successful Summit Junto experience.

In addition to setting proper expectations, the intention of this experience is to foster more connections outside of your smaller Summit Junto group. Attendance at this event is required for participation in Summit Junto.

Terms of Service 

We expect members to embody the values, goals, agreements, and principles of Summit Junto. This means you will treat your group, the Summit Junto community and representatives, and all people involved in Summit Junto with respect, courtesy, and kindness. You must comply with our ground rules. These include the Terms of Service, Membership Agreement and Privacy Policy (including our confidentiality expectations), all of which are included in this Agreement by reference (collectively, the “Fine Print”), as well as any rules and requirements designated by your group or elsewhere by Summit. Remember to check for Fine Print updates regularly.Finally, we do not tolerate nor condone inappropriate, disrespectful, or illegal behavior of any type by anyone. Everything you talk, text, email, or communicate must be kept confidential. This means that everything that is discussed within your Summit Junto group or any subsequent Summit Junto properties must not be shared with anyone else unless permission is given from the individual who shared the original information. If you have a concern about another member’s conduct or believe a member has violated Summit’s rules or policies, you have an obligation to raise your concern immediately and to contact a designated Summit leader via sanctuary@summit.co. We rely on you to help keep our membership a safe and respectful organization. You will be on time, courteous, and use the meeting to your full advantage. Be mindful that your “full advantage” does not include solicitation or requests for funding or business from the Summit Junto community.

Duration

Your Summit Junto membership will begin on the date of your Cohort launch, which starts with a virtual Opening Plenary. After completion of the first year, your membership will end unless you decide to renew as a paying member. We will send you an email reminder and request for payment 60 days before the end of your membership. Of course, your participation is voluntary. If you elect not to contribute to your Summit Junto group as required, or you wish to leave Summit Junto or your group, you may do so by sending a non-renewal email to hello@summitjunto.co or updating your membership information via the member portal no fewer than 45 days before the end of the year to remain in good standing. We are not responsible for Acts of God, force majeure occurrences, including widespread health crises or government orders, and your membership does not depend on the foregoing issues. We have a few more options. We may terminate your membership immediately if you breach any part of this Agreement, fail to provide prompt payment, or for any reason upon notice to you. Upon the expiration or any termination of your membership, you agree (1) to return any Summit materials to us promptly upon our request and (2) that the provisions of The Legal Stuff section below will survive indefinitely.

The Legal Stuff

FIRST LESSON IN SUMMIT JUNTO: DON’T RUSH THOUGH THE LEGAL LANGUAGE. ALWAYS READ IT THOROUGHLY. THERE IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN THIS SECTION REGARDING YOUR OBLIGATIONS AND LIMITED RIGHTS. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THROUGH, UNDERSTAND, AND ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THE FINE PRINT, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:

No Warranty

We have not made, will not make, and hereby expressly disclaim any representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding Summit, Summit Junto, your group, or the results, whether monetary or otherwise, of your membership in Summit Junto, including without limitation any representations or warranties that participation in Summit Junto will result in any particular amount or level of business or career success or failure.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Summit, its officers, directors, employees, contractors, mentors, speakers, attendees, and representatives, and other Summit Junto members (collectively, “Summit Parties”) harmless from any claims, liabilities, obligations, damages, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) resulting from your negligence, willful misconduct, or breach of this Agreement.

Confidentiality and Nondisclosure

Member agrees that (SHE/HE) may not disclose the terms and conditions of this Agreement, including the amount discounted or any offers made under this Agreement for the membership that is the subject of this agreement to any person or entity, except as may be lawfully ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, (1) we will not be liable for any damages in connection with this Agreement, including but not limited to direct, consequential, special, indirect, punitive, exemplary, or incidental damages, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages, and (2) you hereby knowingly and voluntarily accept all risk to your health, well-being, and tangible and intangible property and of your injury or death that may result from participating in Summit Junto, and you release Summit Parties from all liability to you and your personal representatives, estate, heirs, next of kin, and assigns for all causes of action for loss of or damage to your property and for all illness or injury to you, including your death, that may result from or occur during your participation in Summit Junto.

Ownership, Licenses, & Usage

We own all intellectual property associated with or created or provided by Summit Junto in connection with your membership. This includes Summit Junto’s trademarks, licenses, and feedback. You do not have the right to use, distribute, or modify any of our rights unless we specifically authorize you to do so. You own and are responsible for content that you make available through Summit Junto, and this must be compliant with laws, our Membership Agreement, and cannot infringe on anyone else’s rights. We may use your content at our reasonable discretion and with your consent. Everything in this Agreement is governed by applicable law (including everything you do, post, create, or discuss).

Assignment

The membership granted under this Agreement is personal to you and may not be assigned, in whole or in part, to any other person or party.

Arbitration & Disputes

You should feel able and encouraged to come to us with any questions, concerns, and feedback you may have during your membership. If there is a dispute or controversy, we agree to work with you in good faith to find a mutually agreeable resolution and this may involve mediation. Any disputes arising hereunder shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York and shall be resolved under binding arbitration in New York, New York. You agree that your sole and exclusive remedy will be to engage in arbitration that shall be administered by JAMS pursuant to its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures with us and any Summit Parties. Arbitration will be binding and on an individual basis. This means you will not have, and you will waive, the right to proceed in a class or consolidated capacity and that a judge or jury will not decide your claims.   

Severability

The illegality, invalidity, or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction) shall not affect the legality, validity, or unenforceability of the remaining provisions, and this Agreement shall be construed in all respects as if any illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provision were omitted. This Agreement encompasses our and your entire understanding and agreement with respect to Summit Junto and supersedes all earlier discussions, understandings, or agreements between us. Any changes to this Agreement must be made in writing and signed by both you and us.