YAD Clusters Code of Conduct
The Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit offers many exciting ways to get involved and get connected for young, Jewish professionals in their 20s, 30s, and early 40s. YAD Clusters are social networking groups and they should maintain a welcoming, safe, and enjoyable forum for Cluster attendees and Chairs.
Eligibility: Participation in a YAD Cluster is specifically limited to those individuals who are eligible to attend general YAD events (typically, Jewish individuals between the ages of 21 and 45). Although we welcome people of all backgrounds, the YAD Clusters are ultimately geared toward serving the Jewish community.
Non-Commercial Use by Cluster Chairs and Members (Solicitation): YAD Clusters are for the personal use of YAD members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by YAD administrators. YAD Cluster chairs and members agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any information, including email addresses, gained as a result of being a YAD Cluster Chair or Member. Illegal or unauthorized use of the Clusters, including collecting email addresses or other personal information for the purpose of sending unsolicited emails, is prohibited. In an effort to preserve the privacy of Cluster Chairs and Members, please try to protect your email list by blind copying (BCC) the recipient email addresses when sending out email messages.
Money Exchange – It is preferred that money does not exchange hands between the cluster chair and the participants under the auspices of YAD in an effort to avoid the chairs being placed in a position of dealing with any leftover money.
Courtesy and Respect: YAD Cluster chairs and members are to be courteous to every YAD Cluster member, even those of which belief or conduct you disagree. Disruptive or offensive behavior is strictly prohibited. This includes any behavior that is patently offensive, harasses or advocates harassment of another person, or exploits people in a harmful manner.
Appropriate Usage of YAD Cluster Groups/Facebook Pages: Sending an excessive amount of emails/messages and forwarding unsolicited information is seen as being disrespectful of the recipient’s time, privacy, and an inappropriate use of bandwidth. Although YAD encourages the development of personal associations within the group, YAD Cluster Chairs and Members should reserve the use of the Cluster email lists solely for Cluster and YAD activities. YAD administrators have the authority to limit individual usage of email communication if they feel it is being abused or over used.
Fundraising - There was no intent in developing the clusters as a vehicle for fundraising. The clusters were created to provide another avenue for young Jewish adults to socialize. We can make exceptions only when absolutely necessary, however, if a Cluster Chair is interested in implementing a fundraising aspect to their program, they must speak to a YAD staff person to assess its relevance to the cluster program and to YAD.
Complaints: Any complaints should be directed to YAD staff at 248.203-1471 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
YAD Cluster Waiver
Attend events at your own risk. The Young Adult Division Clusters of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and its volunteers assume no responsibility. By attending events, you agree to terms of the waiver of liability.
This agreement must be read by every participant (including any guests you bring) as a condition to participate.
Members Release and Waiver of Liability Indemnity Agreement
I hereby acknowledge that I am voluntarily reading and/or joining a Young Adult Division Cluster of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. I will be personally responsible for my own safety during the group activities. I assume all risks and accept full and complete responsibility for any and all damages including personal injury of any kind, even death. I am aware that some of the activities are hazardous, involving risk of serious bodily injury, death, or property damage and I am voluntarily participating in these activities with knowledge of the risks. I expressly assume the risk of these dangers including, but not limited to, slips, falls, objects or persons falling on persons, equipment failure, heat exhaustion, high altitude sickness, snake’s bites, animal bites, any kind of allergies, improperly administered first aid, lightening strikes, hypothermia, intoxication and/or drowning.
I do hereby absolve, release and waive any and all liability claims or demands against the Young Adult Division Clusters of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, its officers, directors, leaders, staff, volunteers and each and every subscriber thereof, which may arise out of, or be related to, any injury, damage or pecuniary loss to me or any family by reason of involvement in any club sponsored activities.
I further agree that under no circumstances will I prosecute or present any claim against the Young Adult Division Clusters of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit for any causes of action, for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death, from any loss, liability, damage or cost (including attorney fees) which may incur as a result of injury, death, or property damage to the undersigned, or from suit from such personal injury, death, and/or property damage to the undersigned.
This agreement is intended to be as broad as is permissible under the law of the State of Michigan and this Agreement shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of Michigan. If any portion of this Agreement is invalid and/or is declared to be invalid by a Court of Law, the balance of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. Young Adult Division Clusters of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit reserves the right to deny admittance, suspend memberships, or terminate the subscription of the participant exhibits anti-social, inappropriate or disruptive behavior or attempts to use these services for improper, immoral, illegal or exploitative purposes.
If a participant suffers from a medical condition during a cluster activity, he or she will be asked to bring a medical release before participating in any future cluster activities.
**Attending any of the vents listed on the Young Adult Division Clusters of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit web site/ Facebook groups signifies that I (and any guests I bring) have read and voluntarily agree to the release and waiver of liability and indemnity Agreement and further agrees that no oral representations, statements, or inducements apart from the foregoing written Agreement have been made. I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing paragraphs and am completely aware of the potential dangers involved in engaging in Cluster Activities, and am fully aware of the legal consequences of agreeing to this document.