With great power, comes great responsibility.  By becoming a member, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Liability Waiver

Welcome to Make Nashville’s Membership Agreement/Terms and Conditions

Hi, we’re Make Nashville!   We are happy to have you and look forward to learning stuff and building things with you in the future.   The following policies and conditions to being a member are not in anyway meant to stifle creativity or diminish anyone’s right to enjoy the space.   Quite the opposite actually, by setting up clear and rules we hope to ensure that everyone gets to fully enjoy all that Make Nashville has to offer.

  1. In order to have access to the shop area, utilize our tools or equipment you must first meet with the Make Nashville shop manager and/or the Safety Instructor.   You must also sign our liability waiver and complete the required training courses in both safety and procedures.
  2. If at anytime you discover any of the equipment, machinery and/or tools which are not functioning properly stop using the malfunctioning equipment immediately and contact the shop manager or a board member.  Contact information for the relevant parties will be posted in various locations throughout the makerspace.
  3. When leaving an area that you have been working in you must return it to a state that is as it was or better than when you started work.   You are responsible for cleaning up after yourself each time that you utilize an area.   Please don’t leave your mess for others to clean up.
  4. Membership and access is not guaranteed and Make Nashville reserves the right to deny or terminate memberships at its discretion.
  5. Equipment, machines, classroom space and other areas of the makerspace may be reserved from time to time for classes or workshops.  Please check the calendar of events to ensure that the equipment you hope to use isn’t reserved for any reason.   Reservations for these events will be made a minimum of 1 week in advance.

The Shop Specific Rules

  1. Appropriate eye and ear protection should be worn at all times while in the shop area regardless of whether it is you working on the machinery or not.
  2. Never start a conversation with someone that is using a piece of machinery always wait for them to stop and get their attention visually not physically or verbally.
  3. No one may use any workshop equipment without being authorised to do so.
  4. Never touch or bump anyone that is using a piece of machinery.
  5. No pets allowed in any of the shop areas.
  6. Keep noise levels to a minimum.
  7. No wet or green wood materials are to be run through any of the woodshop machines.
  8. Replacement costs due to neglect by breaking any of these rules will be the responsibility of the individual who caused the damage.
  9. Never attempt to oil, clean adjust or repair any machine while it is running.  Do not attempt to perform any of these tasks unless you are properly trained and authorized to do so.
  10. Never needlessly disable safety devices on machines.
  11. Never leave a machine running unattended.
  12. It is your duty to inform the shop manager or a board member of any equipment that has had it’s safety features disabled or damaged.
  13. Always keep hands, hair, feet and clothing clear of all moving machinery.  Loose fitting clothing such as baggy sweatshirts, ties or long sleeved shirts with open cuffs are not allowed within 10 feet of any running machine.
  14. Always deburr sharp edges of freshly cut stock.  This includes any pieces of stock that is going into the rack.   This will help eliminate personal injury from sharp jagged edges.
  15. Never work at a pace that you are not comfortable with as rushing could lead to mistakes and injuries.
  16. Listen to the machine and if something doesn’t sound right or you are unsure if it’s operating correctly shut it down and contact the shop manager, or other qualified person for assistance.
  17. Keep the floors clean of oil, grease or other liquids.   In the event of a spill stop all work in that area until is has been safely cleaned up.
  18. All hazardous materials need written permission to be brought in and used at the makerspace.   A list of already approved hazardous materials will be posted in the shop area.
  19. Please stop all work with enough time to clean up any messes that you have made and to return the shop area you are working back to the state it was in before you arrived or cleaner.

Electronics, Computing and Network

You agree that when using any device or network connection owned by Make Nashville you will not:

  1. Use the services in connection with any contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, sending spam, or sending unsolicited messages of any kind.
  2. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others.
  3. Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information.
  4. Upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, but not limited to copyright or trademark laws unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same.
  5. Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan Horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another.
  6. Download any file(s) that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed, and/or distributed in such manner.
  7. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Services.
  8. Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines, which may be applicable for any particular Service.
  9. Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without the authorization or consent of the disclosing party.
  10. Violate any applicable laws or regulations by creating a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.

Personal Tools, Equipment and Materials

  1. Personal use tools and materials are allowed to be brought into the makerspace.  Any personal tools must be checked by shop staff to ensure they don’t violate any safety rules.
  2. All personal tools should be clearly labeled with your name and email address or phone number.
  3. Personal use tools, equipment or materials may not be used by any other member without the express permission of the owner.
  4. Any and all personal use tools and materials must leave with the owner unless otherwise permitted or secured in a private storage location.
  5. Make Nashville is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen personal use tools, equipment or materials.

*These terms are subject to modification at anytime and without prior notice.