Space Terms & Conditions

 

PROCESS

Location agrees to Good Elephant’s process for finding teachers to teach in their space. Upon the signing of this agreement, Location will be added to Good Elephant website as an “Available Space” and matched with teachers availability. Teachers may also request to start a class in the space based on the information, availability, and pictures provided.

 

Location has the right to refuse to host any class requested, but agrees to consider all requests equally, without discrimination based on gender, race, etc.

 

By approving a requested class, Location agrees to make their space available to the Teacher for all dates and times specified in the specific Class Agreement.  Location will work with Teacher to coordinate a plan for how the Teacher will access the space. Location has the option to request a lockbox from Good Elephant.

 

If you are a business that would like to offer a class to your members, please note that Good Elephant’s mission is to make all classes welcoming to the community so while your classes can be free for your members, we ask that your classes are open as pay-what-you-can for the community.

 
 

RENTAL FEES

Location has the right to choose whether to donate their space or to ask for 15% of class revenue from each class held.

 

Location understands that by asking for 15% revenue that the charge will be deducted from each teacher’s total class revenue, affecting the amount the teacher earns.

 

Good Elephant agrees to pay Location the 15% earned on the 1st and 16th of each month for the classes held during the previous two weeks, in the form of a check sent to Location’s address specified above.  Location will notify Good Elephant of any changes to their contact information.

 

PROCEDURES

Location agrees to the following, and acknowledges that each teacher has also agreed to the following:

  • PROMOTION

    • Teachers and Location will, to the best of their abilities, provide students with experiences that align with Good Elephant's mission to be welcoming, friendly and professional.

    • Teachers and Location will help promote the class to the best of their abilities, including but not limited to community participation, word of mouth, social media outreach, displaying flyers curated by Good Elephant, etc.

    • Teachers will provide experiences that match the class descriptions approved by Good Elephant and Location in each Class Agreement.

 

  • EQUIPMENT AND EXPENSES

    • Good Elephant will not require Teacher or Location to rent or purchase any equipment, product, or service as a condition of entering into this Agreement.  Good Elephant will do their best to provide each Location with necessary mats upon request of teacher or location.  If teachers choose to teach a class in such a way that requires any additional props, teachers are responsible for providing those props.

    • Teachers and Location are responsible for all expenses incurred while performing services under this Agreement.  This includes travel expenses; vehicle maintenance and repair costs; insurance premiums; fines; cell phone expenses; and meals.

 

  • CLASS-TIME PROCEDURES

    • Teachers and Location will have complete responsibility for clearing and cleaning the class space at the Location.  Proper cleaning and clearing will be discussed and agreed upon by Location Contact and Teachers prior to the first class.  Good Elephant will not be held responsible for clearing and cleaning any class space.

    • Location will make their space available at least 15 minutes before the Beginning Time specified in each Class Agreement.  The space will remain available to the Teacher until 15 minutes after the End Time specified in this agreement.

    • Teachers will begin and end class as close as possible to the Beginning Time and End Time specified in each Class Agreement.  We ask Teachers to respect the time slot made available by your Location, and also to respect the time of the students.

    • Teachers will check in every student who attends class, whether or not they’ve signed up in advance.

 

INSURANCE

As independent contractors, Teachers who teach movement-based classes will be prepared to provide proof of current, appropriate Insurance at any time after the Start Date specified in this agreement.  Good Elephant is not responsible for insuring individual Instructors.

 

Location acknowledges that Good Elephant’s insurance covers damage up to $2 million at any Location where classes are held.

 

CANCELLATIONS

If the Location is unavailable for class, the Location Contact will notify Good Elephant at least one week before the next class to be held. If Teachers are unable to be present for class, Teachers will notify the Location Contact and secure an adequate substitute teacher at least 3 days before the specific class date.

 

In the case of an emergency, Teacher or Location Contact will call Jenna Fortuna at 209.331.6889 and notify her that the space won’t be available. Examples of emergencies affecting Teacher or Location Contact that warrant immediate cancellation of a class include:

 

  • Hospitalization or intensive medical care

  • Death or critical illness in the family

  • Life-threatening issues

  • Home fire or natural disaster

  • Crime victimization

 

 

The following issues affecting Teachers, Location Contact, or Location itself are not considered emergencies, and cancellation of class for these reasons is not considered appropriate.  Teachers affected by these issues are responsible for securing a sub, and Location Contacts affected by these issues will still be held responsible for making their space available at the time specified in each Class Agreement:

 

  • Doctor's appointments

  • Work-related stress or overwhelming workload

  • Minor short-term illness, headaches, and allergies (e.g. cold, flu, etc.)

  • Weddings

  • Job or graduate school interviews

  • Traffic - please plan accordingly!

  • Household issues, including pet and child care

 

Teachers and Location Contact acknowledge that cancellations and subs have proven to negatively affect attendance for a specific class and risk damaging the overall reputation and viability of Good Elephant and its Teachers and Locations.  Therefore, Good Elephant reserves the right to terminate this agreement and rescind all efforts to promote this class after repeated class cancellations, Teacher absences, or Location unavailability related to the above issues.

 

GOOD ELEPHANT’S RESPONSIBILITIES

In collaboration with Teachers and Location, Good Elephant agrees to the following:

 

  • Good Elephant will promote each class to the best of their abilities, including but not limited to email lists, website maintenance, social media (ie. IG, FB, Eventbrite, MeetUp), spreading flyers, local events, word of mouth, etc.

  • Good Elephant will keep software and social media up to date, so that the class is available for students to sign up and pay within a reasonable amount of time before each class.

  • Good Elephant will facilitate initial contact between Teacher and Location.  After initial planning and signing of agreement, Teacher and Location will be responsible for keeping in touch with each other.

  • Good Elephant will notify students who have signed up in advance of classes canceled as a result of appropriate situations specified above.

  • Good Elephant will distribute payments to Location on time with the dates specified in this Agreement.

 

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS

For financial purposes, Location is considered an independent contractor, and Location is not, or shall not be deemed, Good Elephant’s employee.  In their capacity as an independent contractor, Location agrees and represents, and Good Elephant agrees, to the following:

 

  • Location has the right to perform services for others during the term of this Agreement.

  • Location has the sole right to control and direct the means, manner, and method by which the services required by this Agreement will be performed.

  • Location Contact is not required to wear any uniforms provided by Good Elephant.

  • The services required by this Agreement shall be performed by Location, and Good Elephant shall not hire, supervise, or pay any assistants to help Location.

  • Location shall not receive any training from Good Elephant in the professional skills necessary to perform the services required by this Agreement.

  • Location shall not be required by Good Elephant to devote full time to the performance of the services required by this Agreement.

Good Elephant will not:

 

  • Withhold FICA (Social Security and Medicare taxes) from Location’s payments or make FICA payments on Location’s behalf

  • Make state or federal unemployment compensation contributions on Location’s behalf, or

  • Withhold state or federal income tax from Location’s payments

  • Location shall pay all taxes incurred while performing services under this Agreement—including all applicable income taxes and, if Location is not a corporation, self-employment (Social Security) taxes. Upon demand, Location shall provide Good Elephant with proof that such payments have been made.

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