Policies and Procedures
General Rules and Regulations
  1. The sidewalks, halls, passages, exits, vestibules, entrances, public areas, elevators and stairways of the Building shall not be obstructed by any of the tenants or used by them for any purpose other than ingress to and egress from their respective Premises. Building stairwells are to be used for emergency purposes only. The halls, passages, exits, entrances, elevators and stairways are not for the general public, and Landlord shall, in all cases, retain the right to control and prevent access thereto by all persons whose presence in the judgment of Landlord would be prejudicial to the safety, character, reputation and interests of the Building and its tenants, provided that nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent such access to persons with whom any tenant normally deals in the ordinary course of its business, unless such persons are engaged in illegal activities. No tenant and no employee or invitee of any tenant shall go upon the roof of the Building. If the Premises are situated on the ground floor with direct access to the street, then tenant shall, at tenant's expense, keep the sidewalks and curbs directly in front of the Premises clean and free from dirt, refuse and other obstructions.


  2. No sign, placard, picture, name, advertisement or notice visible from the exterior of any tenant's Premises shall be inscribed, painted, affixed or otherwise displayed by any tenant on any part of the Building without the prior written consent of Landlord. Landlord shall have the right to remove, at tenant's expense and without notice or liability, any sign installed or displayed in violation of this rule. All approved signs or lettering on doors, windows and walls shall be printed, painted, affixed or inscribed at the expense of the tenant by a person or entity selected by Landlord, using materials of Landlord's choice and in a style and format approved by Landlord. Written material visible from outside the Building will not be permitted. Landlord shall place tenant's name on the directory in the lobby of the Building and on the individual floor directory, if available. Landlord reserves the right to restrict the amount of directory space utilized by tenant. Tenant shall not have the right to have additional names placed on the directory without Landlord's prior written consent. If such consent is given, the addition of such names shall be at tenant's expense.


  3. The Premises shall not be used for the storage of merchandise held for sale to the general public, for lodging or sleeping. No cooking shall be done or permitted by any tenant on the Premises, except the use by the tenant Underwriters Laboratories approved microwave oven or equipment for brewing coffee, tea, hot chocolate and other similar beverages which shall be permitted, provided that the power required by such equipment shall not exceed that amount which can be provided by a 30-amp circuit and that such use is in accordance with all applicable federal, state and city laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations. Repair and maintenance of garbage disposals, dishwashers, icemakers and other similar equipment shall be at tenant's expense. If the Premises or any part of the Building become infested with vermin as a result of tenant's use, tenant shall reimburse Landlord for the expense of extermination.


  4. No tenant shall employ any person or persons other than the janitor of Landlord for the purpose of cleaning the Premises, unless otherwise agreed to by Landlord in writing. Except with the written consent of Landlord, no person or persons other than those approved by Landlord shall be permitted to enter the Building for the purpose of cleaning the same. No tenant shall cause any unnecessary labor by reason of such tenant's carelessness or indifference in the preservation of good order and cleanliness. Janitorial services will not be furnished to portions of the tenant's Premises which are occupied after 7:00pm, unless Landlord and tenant agree in writing that such service is to be provided at a later hour for specifically designated rooms. Landlord shall not be responsible to tenant for any loss of or damage to property on its Premises, however occurring.


  5. Landlord will furnish each tenant with two keys to each door lock to its Premises free of charge. Landlord may make a reasonable charge for any additional keys. No tenant shall have keys made except by Landlord's designated locksmith. No tenant shall alter any lock or install a new or additional lock or bolts on any door of its Premises without the prior written consent of Landlord. Tenant shall in each case furnish Landlord with a key for any such lock. Each tenant, upon the termination of its tenancy, shall deliver to Landlord all keys to doors in the Building which shall have been furnished to tenant. In the event of the loss of any key furnished to tenant by Landlord, tenant shall pay to Landlord the cost of replacing the same or of changing the lock or locks opened by such lost key if Landlord shall deem it necessary to make such a charge.


  6. The carrying in or out of freight, furniture or bulky material of any description must take place during such hours as Landlord may from time to time reasonably determine, which shall not include peak hours of elevator usage. Landlord shall designate appropriate entrances and a "freight" elevator for deliveries or other transportation of goods to or from the Premises and tenant shall not use any other entrances or elevators for such purposes. The installation and moving of such freight, furniture or bulky material shall be made upon previous notice to the Building Manager and the persons employed by the tenant for such work must be reasonably acceptable to Landlord. Tenant may, subject to the provisions of the immediately preceding sentence, move freight, furniture, bulky matter and other material into or out of the Premises after 6:00pm and before 7:00am, Monday through Friday, Saturday after 1:00pm and anytime on Sundays; provided tenant pays the additional costs, if any, incurred by Landlord for elevator operators, security guards and other expenses arising by reason of such move by tenant. If, at least two days prior to such move, Landlord requests the tenant to deposit with Landlord, as security for tenant's obligation to pay such additional costs, a sum which Landlord reasonably estimates to be the amount of such additional costs, then tenant shall deposit such sum with Landlord as security for such costs. Landlord shall have the right to prescribe the weight, size and position of all equipment, materials, furniture or other property brought into the Building and placed in the Premises. Heavy objects, if considered necessary by Landlord, shall stand on wood strips of such thickness as is necessary to properly distribute the weight. Landlord will not be responsible for loss of or damage to any such property from any cause and all damage done to the Building by moving or maintaining such property shall be repaired at the expense of tenant. Business machines and other equipment shall be placed and maintained by tenant at tenant's expense in a setting sufficient, in Landlord's reasonable judgment, to absorb and prevent unreasonable vibration and prevent noise and annoyance.


  7. No tenant shall use or keep in the Premises or the Building any kerosene, gasoline or flammable or combustible fluid or material other than limited quantities thereof reasonably necessary for the operation or maintenance of office equipment; or without Landlord's prior written approval, use any method of heating or air conditioning, including, without limitation, portable floor heaters and fans, other than that supplied by Landlord. No tenant shall use or keep or permit to be used or kept any hazardous or toxic materials or any foul or noxious gas or substance in the Premises or permit or suffer the Premises to be occupied or used in a manner offensive or objectionable to Landlord or other occupants of the Building by reason of noise, odors, vibrations, or interfere in any way with other tenants or those having business therein.


  8. Landlord shall have the right, exercisable without notice and without liability to any tenant, to change the name and street address of the Building.


  9. The Security Officer in charge reserves the right, on behalf of the Landlord, to refuse to admit tenant or any of tenant's employees, agents, or associates or any other person to the Building after ordinary business hours without prior notification from the tenant or other satisfactory identification demonstrating such person's right to access the Building. Each tenant shall be responsible for all persons for whom it requests after-hours access and shall be liable to Landlord for all acts of such persons. Landlord shall, in no case, be liable for damages for any error with regard to the admission to or exclusion from the Building of any person. In the case of invasion, mob, riot, public excitement or other circumstances rendering such action advisable in Landlord's opinion, Landlord reserves the right to prevent access to the Building during the continuance of the same by such action as Landlord may deem appropriate including closing doors. Landlord also reserves the right to exclude or expel from the Building any person who, in Landlord's judgment, is intoxicated or under the influence of liquor or drugs or who is in violation of any of the Rules and Regulations of the Building.


  10. No curtains, draperies, blinds, shutters, shades, screens or other coverings hangings or decorations shall be attached to, hung or placed in, or used in connection with any window of the Building without the prior written consent of Landlord. No files, cabinets, boxes, containers or similar items shall be placed in, against or adjacent to any window of the Building so as to be visible from the outside of the Building. Tenant shall cooperate fully with Landlord in obtaining maximum effectiveness of the cooling system of the Building by closing draperies and other window coverings when the sun's rays fall upon windows of the Premises. Tenant shall not obstruct, alter or in any way impair the efficient operation of Landlord's heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electrical, fire safety or lighting systems, nor shall tenant tamper with or change the setting of any thermostat or temperature control valves in the Building other than room thermostats installed for tenant's use. Landlord reserves the right to install solar film on the windows of the Building to aid the efficiency of the HVAC system and to reduce energy costs. Tenant shall not remove solar film from any window. Tenant shall also cooperate with Landlord to comply with any governmental energy-saving rules, laws or regulations. No bottles, parcels or other articles may be placed in the halls or in any other part of the Building, nor shall any article be thrown out of the doors or windows of the Premises.


  11. Each tenant shall see that the doors of its Premises are closed and locked, that all water faucets, water apparatus, equipment, lights and other utilities are shut off before tenant or tenant's employees leave the Premises, so as to prevent waste or damage; and for any default or carelessness in this regard, tenant shall make good all injuries sustained by other tenants or occupants of the Building or by Landlord. On multiple tenancy floors all tenants shall keep the doors to the Building corridors closed at all times except for ingress and egress.


  12. The lavatory rooms, toilets, urinals, wash bowls and other apparatus shall not be used for any purpose other than that for which they were constructed; no foreign substance of any kind whatsoever shall be thrown therein and the expense of any breakage, stoppage or damage resulting from the violation of this rule shall be borne by the tenant who, or whose employees or invitees, shall have caused it. Landlord may require that all or some of the toilet rooms be locked. In such event, a reasonable number of keys shall be provided to tenant. Tenant shall pay for all replacement keys.


  13. Except with the prior written consent of Landlord, no tenant shall sell, or permit the sale at retail of newspapers, magazines, periodicals, theater tickets, airline tickets or any other goods or merchandise to the general public in or on the Premises nor shall any tenant carry on or permit or allow any employee or other person to carry on the business of stenography, typewriting or any similar business in or from the Premises for the service or accommodation of occupants of any other portion of the Building, nor shall the Premises of any tenant be used for manufacturing of any kind or any business or activity other than that specifically provided for in such tenant's Lease.


  14. No tenant shall install any radio or television antenna, loud speaker or other device on the roof or the exterior walls of the Building without the prior written consent of Landlord. No awnings, air conditioning units or other projections shall be attached to the outside walls or windowsills of the Building or otherwise project from the Building, without prior written consent of Landlord.


  15. There shall not be used in any space or public halls of the Building, either by any tenant or any others, any hand trucks except those equipped with rubber tires and side guards or such other material-handling equipment as Landlord may approve. No other vehicles of any kind except wheelchairs or other similar devices shall be brought by any tenant into the Building or kept in or about its Premises.


  16. Each tenant shall store all its trash and garbage within its Premises. No material shall be placed in the trash boxes or receptacles if such material is of such nature that it may not be disposed of in the ordinary and customary manner of removing and disposing of trash and garbage in the city where the Building is located without being in violation of any law or ordinance governing such disposal. All garbage and refuse disposal shall be made only through entry ways and elevators provided for such purposes and at such times as Landlord shall designate.


  17. Each tenant shall participate in any recycling program for the Building. Landlord shall provide information describing the Building's recycling program and facilities and shall provide each tenant with receptacles for separating and collecting specified recyclable materials. Tenant shall make the receptacles available for use by its employees and shall encourage participation in the recycling program by all employees. All recycling receptacles shall be retained in each tenant's Premises until pick-up by designated personnel at times and in the manner established by Landlord.


  18. Canvassing, peddling, soliciting and distribution of handbills or any other written materials in the Building are prohibited and each tenant shall cooperate to prevent the same.


  19. Tenant and its authorized representative and invitees shall not make or permit any noise in the Building that is annoying, unpleasant or distasteful, interfering in any way with other tenants or those having business with them, or bring into or keep within the Building or Common Areas any animal (except for seeing eye dogs), bird, bicycle or other vehicle except wheelchairs or other similar devices, or such vehicles as are permitted to park in the parking areas, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations.


  20. Tenant shall not mark, drive nails, screw or drill into the partitions, woodwork or plaster or in any way deface the Premises or any part thereof, except to install normal wall hangings. Tenant shall repair any damage resulting from non-compliance with this rule.


  21. Landlord shall direct licensed electricians as to where and how telephone and electrical wires are to be introduced. No cutting or boring for wires shall be allowed without Landlord's consent. The location of telephones, call boxes and office equipment affixed to the Premises shall be subject to Landlord's approval. Neither tenant, its subtenants, assignees, agents, employees nor contractors shall have access to or make any changes, alterations, additions, improvements, repairs or replacements (collectively, "work") to the telephone closets, telephone lines or any other communications facilities or equipment (collectively, the "telephone lines") within the Building without the prior written authorization of Landlord, which authorization may be withheld in Landlord's sole discretion. All contractors designated by tenant to perform work on the telephone lines shall be licensed and shall be subject to Landlord's prior written approval, which approval may be withheld by Landlord in its sole discretion. Contractors performing work shall be required to provide evidence of insurance coverage satisfactory to Landlord, including, without limitation, naming Landlord as an additional insured on all liability policies. Any costs, expenses, and liabilities incurred by Landlord as a result of tenant or tenant's contractor performing work on the telephone lines shall be included in tenant's indemnification obligations under the Lease.


  22. Tenant shall not lay linoleum tile, carpet or any other floor covering to the floor of the Premises, except as approved by Landlord.


  23. The requirements of the tenant will be attended to only upon appropriate application by an authorized individual to the Office of the Building. Employees of Landlord shall not perform any work or do anything outside of their regular duties unless under special instructions from Landlord.


  24. Tenant shall comply with all safety, fire protection and evacuation procedures and regulations established by Landlord or any governmental agency.


  25. Tenant assumes any and all responsibility for protecting its Premises from theft, robbery and pilferage, which includes keeping doors and other means of entry to the Premises closed and locked when the Premises are unattended.


  26. Neither tenant nor its employees shall park their vehicles in any parking area designated by Landlord as areas for parking by visitors to the Building. Neither tenant nor its employees shall leave vehicles in the Building parking areas overnight nor park any vehicles other than automobiles, motorcycles, motor driven or non-motor driven bicycles or four-wheeled trucks in the Building parking areas. Landlord may, in its sole discretion, designate separate areas for bicycles and motorcycles. Landlord may establish additional Rules and Regulations that apply to the parking areas.


  27. There shall be no smoking in the common areas of the Building, which areas include, without limitation, the tenant's Premises, the lobby and the areas on individual floors in the Building devoted to corridors, fire vestibules, elevators, foyers, lobbies, electric and telephone closets, restrooms, mechanical and service rooms servicing the Building, janitor's closets, and other similar facilities for the benefit of all tenants and invitees. Smoking shall mean carrying or holding a lighted pipe, cigar or cigarette of any kind, or any other lighted smoking equipment or the lighting thereof or emitting or exhaling the smoke of a pipe, cigar or cigarette of any kind. Each tenant shall cooperate to enforce this prohibition, including giving notice of such to its employees.


  28. Landlord may waive any one or more of these Rules and Regulations for the benefit of any particular tenant or tenants, but no such waiver by Landlord shall be construed as a waiver of such Rules and Regulations in favor of any other tenant or tenants, nor prevent Landlord from thereafter enforcing any such Rules and Regulations against any or all of the tenants of the Building.


  29. Landlord may from time to time during the term of the Lease publish and distribute to tenant a tenant Handbook. Tenant shall comply with all procedures and regulations established by Landlord and included in the tenant Handbook. Tenant understands and acknowledges that the provisions of the tenant Handbook are subject to change and Landlord expressly reserves the right from time to time to make reasonable additions, modifications, supplements, deletions or interpretations thereto or thereof.


  30. These Rules and Regulations and tenant Handbook are in addition to, and shall not be construed to in any way modify or amend, in whole or in part, the terms, covenants, agreements and conditions of any Lease of Premises in the Building. To the extent that these Rules and Regulations are inconsistent with any provision of the Lease, the provisions of the Lease shall control.


  31. Landlord reserves the right to make such other reasonable Rules and Regulations as, in its judgment, may from time to time be needed for the safety, care and cleanliness of the Building, and for the preservation of the order therein.


  32. Landlord shall not be responsible to tenant or to any other person for the non-observance or violation of these Rules and Regulations by any other tenant or other person. Tenant shall be deemed to have read these rules and to have agreed to abide by them as a condition of its occupancy of the space Leased.


  33. The "Ordinary Business Hours" of the Building shall be 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday and 9:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday (Sundays and holidays excluded).


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