This General Terms and Conditions of membership is a legal Agreement between you/your organization (“You/Your”), and the Vespa Club of America., a not-for-profit corporation (VCOA) which sets forth the terms and conditions of membership. You understand that the rights of membership, including the right to identify membership, begin only after initial membership registration has been received by the VCOA.
Terms: VCOA membership is open to individuals and other entities involved in the scooter community. While encouraged, membership does not require active participation in VCOA sanctioned events, including rallies, nor does it require the member to own or operate a scooter. Membership is open to all individuals regardless of gender, religion, or creed. Membership is not limited to individuals who own/operated Vespa brand scooters, and is open to scooterists who own/operate/wish to own/operate any manufacturer, brand, or engine displacement of scooter/trike/moped/motorcycle.
Conditions: All members must pay annual membership dues of $35, due upon membership registration and then recurring each year, upon the month of renewal.
Membership Categories and Annual Dues:
Membership dues are deductible as an ordinary and necessary expense. Dues are not deductible as charitable contributions. Dues are based on members original membership join month and cannot be pro-rated. If a member joins mid-year they must pay for the entire year.
Term of Your Membership:
This agreement is applicable for the term of your membership. This shall be the term beginning after your initial registration payment is received, and ending on termination, expiration or cancellation of Your membership in VCOA or any earlier termination of this Agreement by VCOA (“Term”). Unless terminated as provided herein, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect, renewing annually, based upon the month of Your initial membership registration. You shall be obligated to pay dues, assessments, or fees which accrued prior to the effective date of termination, expiration or cancellation. This Agreement shall be suspended upon the suspension of Your VCOA membership.
VCOA shall have the right, in its complete and sole discretion, to terminate the Agreement if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of the Agreement and as such, breach this Agreement. You shall be obligated to pay dues, assessments, or fees which accrued prior to the effective date of termination. VCOA shall have the right, in its complete and sole discretion, to terminate the Agreement for convenience five days after provision of written notice, provided however, in the event of an exercise of this right, VCOA shall refund all fees and charges paid by the member and not earned by VCOA within thirty days of the termination.
Obligations of Members
Dues and Other Fees: You shall pay dues, fees and other assessments applicable to your class of membership, as established from time to time by VCOA. VCOA may establish reasonable additional fees or charges for participation in meetings or for other benefits of membership. You shall bear your own costs and expenses for participation in VCOA, such as travel, employee compensation, and incidental expenses.
Use/Disclosure of Contact Information:
The VCOA collects business contact information, including, without limitation, e-mail addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and physical addresses, pertaining to its Members and rally & event Attendees. Any such information provided by a Member or event Attendee may be disclosed by the VCOA to its other Members, Exhibitors, Official VCOA Trade Show Service Providers, and Partners. By providing Your contact information to the VCOA, You have consented to the use and disclosure of that information in this manner. If You do not want the VCOA to use or disclose Your contact information as described herein, do not provide it. VCOA notes that this may result in You being unable to access some or all of our services and discounts. All membership discount sponsors and vendors have an opt-out agreement and you may opt-out of commercial correspondence and remove your personal information shared with vendors, providers and VCOA partners through the vendor, provider and VCOA partner(s) directly. The VCOA does not have an opt-out policy.
Limitation of Liability:
You agree that You will not sue VCOA for injunctive relief or for any damages on any matter concerning the subject matter of this Agreement. In no event shall VCOA be liable to You or any other for any damages of any type as a consequence of Your actions pursuant to this Agreement, whether such actions are authorized or unauthorized pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL VCOA OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR ONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
All notices, which concern this Agreement, shall be given in writing and be effective, as follows.
(a) By actual delivery of the notice into the hands of the party entitled to receive it, in which case such notice shall be deemed given on the date of delivery;
All notices should be e-mailed to: VCOA, , in the case of VCOA, and at Your address as contained in the VCOA records in the case of You. Any party to this Agreement may change its address for notice purposes, by providing written notice of the change of address to the other party.
If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, all other provisions shall remain valid, unless such validity would frustrate the purpose of this Agreement, and this Agreement shall be enforced to the full extent allowable under applicable law and a substitute, valid, and enforceable provision most nearly reflecting the original intent shall be developed in place of the invalid provision. No modification to this Agreement is binding, unless in writing.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under, and the legal relations among the parties hereto shall be determined in accordance with, the laws of Louisiana, excluding conflict-of-law principles that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction.
This Agreement is the entire Agreement between You and VCOA relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous oral or written communications, proposals, and representations with respect to its subject matter except for the Bylaws which are themselves integrated into this Agreement.
VCOA reserves the right to change this Agreement and/or its terms at any time and may eliminate the license granted herein with respect to You individually or all members collectively at any time. Any change to this Agreement and/or its terms shall be effective as of the date of posting to the website of VCOA or actual notice to you, whichever is earlier.