Membership Agreement

1. Bluegrass Secrets is a private social club. It is operated under Kentucky law, and only members may attend club functions. This contract is part of the club application, and if you refuse to agree to any of these contractual provisions, you will not be allowed membership, and are not allowed to attend club functions, or enter the club premises. If you refuse to sign this contract, and enter the club surreptitiously, you agree that your mere entry into the premises constitutes your consent to these contractual provisions.

2. If you bring a guest, the guest must sign a printed copy of this contract before entering the club.

3. Bluegrass Secrets makes every effort to conform to all federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations. If you are aware of any violation of laws, rules, or regulations on the part of our club, its management, or its members, you agree to immediately notify the staff and management, in writing, of your belief that such law, rule or regulation is being violated, so that we can investigate, and make such corrections as are appropriate.

4. Our members are our club. If you are a police officer, or other public governmental employee, or are affiliated with such, you will disclose such fact on this application. Under Kentucky law, even off-duty police officers may provide assistance when necessary, and we need to know who you are, if we need assistance.

5. You are aware of the purpose for this club, and agree that our right to participate in and be members of this club is protected by the Federal and State Constitution, and by the Fairness Ordinance passed by the city of Louisville.

6. You agree that neither the club nor its members are responsible for your health. You are solely responsible for maintaining and protecting your own health. All interactions between the club members are by mutual consent, and you should take your health into consideration in making such decisions. It is the responsibility of all members to protect themselves from communicable diseases.

7. The club is not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen property. You agree that it is your responsibility to secure your valuables. You agree and understand that the lockers are provided as a convenience only and that no guarantee of security is intended or conveyed by virtue of you being allowed to utilize the lockers.

8. No weapons of any kind will be permitted on club property unless you are a uniformed police officer and are on duty and identify yourself as such. Possession of weapons is grounds for immediate termination of membership.

9. No member shall drink alcoholic beverages to excess. No alcohol shall be sold or otherwise transferred in violation of law on club premises.  Your alcohol intake is not monitored by the club and you release and hold harmless and indemnify the club from any damages that may occur due to your consumption of alcohol whether that be while operating a motor vehicle or otherwise.

10. Members will use common sense with regard to their physical safety, accept personal responsibility for same, and release Bluegrass Secrets and NEIE, LLC, its staff, owners, and management from any liability for injuries occurring as a result of the members use of the club, its facilities, and/or equipment.

11 No gambling is allowed on club property, or at club activities.

12. No harassment, sexual or otherwise, will be permitted in the club. Any such harassment shall be immediately reported to club management. If the complaint is justified, your membership may be permanently revoked. The party you harassed will be entitled to participate in the decision regarding the length of your membership suspension.

13. No prostitution or illegal solicitation for sexual activity is allowed, or will be tolerated. If you are approached for such illegal activity, you will notify club management immediately, and the offending parties membership will be immediately terminated.

14. If you become disorderly and are asked to leave, you will do so immediately, and quietly. Your membership may be immediately revoked if you fail to do so.

15. If you are asked to leave more than once in a twelve-month period, you may be banned.

16. You understand that your right to attend is conditioned upon your compliance with these rules, and your payment of dues.

17. Not all members are invited to all activities. The club reserves the right to have private parties and will determine the guest list based on the activity, and agree that this is reasonable and desirable for the club.

18. The rules of the club may be modified at any time upon a 2/3 vote of all dues paying members of the club.

19. Bluegrass Secrets makes every effort to protect the privacy of its members. Your identity will be disclosed only if we become aware of your violation of law, and it is required that we do so, or it is necessary for the safety of our membership. Accordingly, in consideration of allowing you to become a member, you agree as follows:

a) You will not bring a camera or other recording device (audio or visual) of any sort into the club.

b) You will not copy or otherwise divulge or disclose any information or photograph contained on our website.

c) You will not disclose in any print, broadcast, television or radio, or other form of media the address, location, or membership of the club, or any information regarding any members of the club.

d) You will not discuss the club with any newspaper, magazine, television station, radio station,  reporter or journalist, without prior written approval of club management, and such approval will not be given unless a majority of the club members grant their consent to such disclosure. You understand that such consent will, in all probability, not be given.

e) If you are a police officer and you notice illegal activity, you will immediately notify club management so that the safety of other members may be protected.

f) If you are employed by or associated with any news or investigative organization, and you violate any provision of this paragraph, you agree that both you and your organization shall be jointly and severally liable for damages resulting from such disclosure. Because determination of the amount of such damages would be difficult to ascertain, you agree, individually and on behalf of the news or investigative organization, that liquidated damages in the amount of five hundred thousand dollars are reasonable, and such damages shall be paid in certified funds before publication or broadcast of any report you prepare or participate in publishing. In the event prior payment of such damages is not made, and litigation is necessary, you and your publisher or broadcaster agree that Bluegrass Secrets shall be entitled to recover from you their attorney’s fees and costs expended, as well as interest at the rate of twenty-one percent per annum, from date of broadcast until payment is made.

g) The privacy of our members is important. If you or any news or investigative organization which employs you, or which you represent, broadcasts or publishes the likeness of any member, or the name, address, or other identifying information of any member, in any report, broadcast, or publication of any sort, you agree that both you and your organization shall be jointly and severally liable for damages resulting from such disclosure. Because determination of the amount of such damages would be difficult to ascertain, you agree, individually and on behalf of the news or investigative organization, that liquidated damages in the amount of three hundred thousand dollars are reasonable, and such damages shall be paid in certified funds before publication or broadcast of any report you prepare or participate in publishing. In the event prior payment of such damages is not made, and litigation is necessary, you and your publisher or broadcaster agree that the member whose identity or likeness was disclosed shall be entitled to recover from you their attorney’s fees and costs expended, as well as interest at the rate of twenty-one percent per annum, from date of broadcast until payment is made.

h) The provisions of this paragraph shall survive the voluntary or involuntary termination of your membership, are contractual, and not a mere recital.