Please review this agreement and select “I agree” below. This Basic Membership Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into by and between “Network Basic Member” and Powered by Purple Ink, LLC (“PbPI”) concerning Network Member’s association with the Powered by Purple Ink Network (the “Network”) and is entered into effective as of the date of the last signature affixed hereto.  The Network is a Members-only network comprised of consultants in the people profession and affiliated businesses. Members and Network Corporate Partners of the Network help one another attempt to grow their businesses and improve the overall quality of services delivered to their respective clients. Members enjoy access to a wide range of benefits, including with some limitations, based upon the level of membership: brand leverage, discounts, education, marketing, networking and referrals*. The Network commits to providing the following for Network Basic Members: Brand Leverage, Access to the PbPI network as resources in bidding on projects that require additional specialties, skillsets or bandwidth, Discounts (Access to negotiated discounts for conferences, services, vendors, assessments, etc.), Education (Can attend at least one monthly training/educational session from Network Elite Members and Corporate Partners), Marketing, Inclusion in the PbPI directory of professionals (first name only), Use of the PbPI brand to promote and sell business, Networking, Can attend annual PbPI Summit for a fee. *Referral Program is exclusive to Elite Members, which is a Tier 3 level of network membership that includes a preferred status for referred consultants, and the opportunity to earn referral fees/commissions on referred (and closed) business. In exchange, Basic Members will provide the following to the Network: Annual Dues: $149, Participation in education and networking sessions, Referring new Network Members and Network Corporate Partners to join the Network*.  *A 10% commission is paid for all new Premium and Elite Members and any Corporate Partners who join as a result of a referral. Term: Basic Membership begins upon receipt of annual dues and runs for one year. All Members of the Network are encouraged to pay to any Network Member who refers business to a fellow Network Member a ten percent (10%) commission or other fee based upon revenue received by the applicable Member as a result of such a referral.  The payment of any such commission or other referral fee is voluntary among the Members of the Network but is encouraged in order to help maximize the opportunities available to each of the Network Members and to encourage the referral of business among members in order to best serve the respective clients of the Network and its Members. Network Member acknowledges and agrees that it may have access to confidential information of the other Network Members, including without limitation Powered by Purple Ink, LLC, which confidential information may include, without limitation, information and material concerning or pertaining to a fellow Network Member’s business, methods, plans, and/or projects, and that such information is confidential and proprietary to the respective Members, and each Member agrees that it shall not use, copy or disclose such confidential information in whole or in part in any manner or to any person, firm or corporation unless and to the extent such use, copying or disclosure is authorized in advance in writing by the Member to whom the confidential information belongs.  Network Member agrees that it will receive and hold other Network Members’ confidential information in the strictest confidence and acknowledges, represents and warrants that it will use reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality of all such confidential information. Network Member agrees that the relationship among the Members of the Network is strictly that of independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer relationship is intended or created by membership in the Network.  Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed to place the parties in a relationship of partners or joint venturers and neither party shall have the right to obligate or bind the other in any manner.   Each Network Member’s resources shall remain the exclusive property of the applicable Member, and each Member shall be solely responsible for the payment of all compensation, fees, dues, or other obligations related to its business, whether the business work performed to which any such charges or obligations relate was done in connection with such Member’s association with the Network. By its participation in the Network, each Network Member acknowledges that no guarantee of any particular results has been made by PbPI.  All services provided by Network Members, including without limitation PbPI, are provided “as is”, and PbPI makes no warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, regarding the services and expressly disclaims any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and against infringement.  PbPI does not warrant that the services will meet any Member’s requirements or be error free.   In no event shall PbPI be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages whatsoever (including damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, or other pecuniary loss) whether based in contract or tort arising out of or related to the services to Network Members.  This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding and agreement between the parties hereto. This Agreement supersedes any and all prior discussions, negotiations, and agreements, if any, between the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement.  This Agreement may be amended or terminated only if such amendment is set forth in writing and signed on behalf of each of the parties.