May First Movement Technology is a very diverse organization and values and membership benefits reflect our goal of uniting all progressive and social justice activists. In that context, our members expect some things from each other and our staff. What members can expect of our organization and staff:
What our organization and staff expects of our members:
If you have questions, comments or, sure, disagreements after reading this, please feel free to let us know.
When it comes to dues, May First prioritizes communication. Please let us know if you are not able to pay your dues and we can work out a plan. If the dues are too high, May First’s board has a Resource Usage Committee designed to address these needs.
May First sends payment reminders by email starting 2 weeks prior to your payment due date and will send at least 4 past due reminders.
May First offers a generous 3 month grace period for members behind on their dues, during which time your hosting services will remain fully functional.
After three months, May First will disable your hosting services. If you reach out to us to establish a line of communication, we will re-enable your services as we figure out a payment plan.
If we do not hear from you for 3 months after disabling your membership, we will cancel your account and remove your data.
May First members are entitled to host as many web sites, email addresses, database etc. as they would like provided they stay under their designated disk space allowance.
However, as a democratic membership organization, we need all organizations and individuals using our resources to be members in their own right. If members host other organizations’ or individuals’ resources under their own membership it undermines our democratic model and prevents us from collecting the resources we need to build and maintain our infrastructure.
Our policy is flexible. For example, individual members are welcome to host other family member’s sites and web developers should feel free to host staging sites from clients under their memberships.
However, we ask all members to consider how best to support the organization when making these decisions.