CODE OF CONDUCT
FOR PLAZA LAS AMERICAS SHOPPING CENTER
PLAZA LAS AMERICAS, INC.- PLAZA LAS AMERICAS I, S.E.
PLAZA LAS AMERICAS, INC. AND PLAZA LAS AMERICAS I, S.E. (hereinafter collectively referred to as “SHOPPING CENTER”), including its parking areas, is private property. The Code of Conduct of the Shopping Center is established for the purpose of protecting visitors, customers, employees and tenants of this Shopping Center from any improper conduct, as well as any activity offensive to the enjoyment and right of our users and tenants or acts that interfere with the nature or function of the Shopping Center. As long as you are visiting the Shopping Center, you are required to observe the rules set out in our Code of Conduct or else if necessary, you will proceed with the provisions of Law #179 of December 6, 2007, known as: “Code for the Protection and Safety of Visitors, Employees and Tenants of Shopping Centers”.
The following activities are prohibited and constitute violations of the Code of Conduct:
1.Not being fully dressed, walking without shoes or a shirt, or wearing clothes similar to underwear. Entering and walking through the Shopping Center with caps or costumes, is not authorized.
2.Running, playing and using skates, skateboards, or bicycles in the corridors, stairs or elevators and penetrating restricted service areas without authorization or in case of emergencies, obstructing or interfering with the free movement of people walking through the Shopping Center or stopping in groups for the purpose of disturbing the peace or committing an illegal act.
3.Smoking is not allowed in any of the Shopping Center’s buildings.
4.To enter the Shopping Center with firearms or weapons, except by law enforcement officers and/or authorized persons or officials.
5.Possessing, using, selling and distributing controlled substances in violation of the Controlled Substances Act of Puerto Rico, as well as using incendiary or explosive materials or substances, fireworks or any other substance that due to its nature constitutes a safety risk for the Shopping Center or its visitors.
6.Possess any open can or bottle, or any other container containing any alcoholic beverages, except in those areas specifically designated for the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
7.Using electromechanical stairs to get up or down strollers, with babies or children, putting them at risk of injury or damage, as well as third parties. For this purpose, only the common elevators located inside the shopping center, in the department stores or in the parking buildings should be used.
8.Sit on the floor, planters, handrails, ladders, escalators, electro-mechanical staircases, or on garbage containers.
9.Shouting,singing, playing musical instruments, using radios, handsets and CD players in an inappropriate way and to the detriment of the typical and traditional atmosphere of the Shopping Center.
10.Parking vehicles in restricted or prohibited areas affecting the safety of pedestrians, visitors, vehicle traffic and operations of the Shopping Center. Leaving abandoned vehicles in parking areas, as well as use such areas for indecorous acts or any other unauthorized activities.
11.Create, throw or dispose of garbage or any paper, plastic or material in the common areas owned by the Shopping Center as well as in the areas rented to its various tenants for shops, offices and for other uses.
12.Damaging or destroying any physical or personal property, whether part of or located in or around the Shopping Center, belonging to the Shopping Center, to its visitors, customers, employees or tenants. This includes writing, scratching, painting or drawing graffiti on any wall or other structure of the Shopping Center, as well as on cars parked in their parking areas.
13.The use of physical force against another person, obscene language, obscene gestures, insults or profanities, to any person on grounds of race, religious creed or ethnic group, as well as for any other reason, which may cause a disturbance of the peace or disturb the tranquility of persons visiting or working at the Shopping Center. This includes interventions motivated by their alleged involvement in prohibited or criminal acts in the tenant, service or common areas, including parking lots, whether these are against visitors, employees, exhibitors, suppliers, tenants or owners of the Shopping Center.
14.Physically or verbally threatening anyone, to fight, to annoy others with noisy activities, to inquisitively look at someone, to use obscene language, or to engage in behavior that explicitly has sexual connotations or any other activity that interferes, causes discomfort, disturbs, or endangers people who visit or work at the Shopping Center or in any way disrupts its operations.
15.Being intoxicated,loitering or staying in the Shopping Center without having a specific and legitimate purpose.
16.To solicit money, solicit contributions or donations, conduct public, commercial, political or any other opinion polls, distribute leaflets, advertising or promotional material of any kind, except where written authorization has been given by the Administration of the Shopping Center, and subject to any limitations imposed.
17.Bringing pets and any kind of animals, except those in service and accompanying people with physical or visual impairments.
18.Enabling any emergency switch without an emergency situation, including those placed on the elevators or escalators.
19.Engaging in any violation of federal, state or municipal laws or regulations at the Shopping Center, its premises and/or parking facilities.
20.Carrying out any activity which is not compatible with the activities of the Shopping Center and/or its tenants, except where a written authorization has been given by the management of the Shopping Center.
21.Rules for Non-commercial use of common areas: Any type of public expression or demonstration that is intended to take place within the premises of the Shopping Center , not related to its commercial activities, must be previously authorized by the management of the Shopping Center, in accordance with the current “Regulations For the Non-Commercial Use of the Common Areas Within and Outside the Facilities of Plaza Las Americas, Inc. and Plaza Las Americas I, S.E.” which is available for review at the administrative offices of the Shopping Center. Applications for such activities must be submitted to the Administration of the Shopping Center at least 48 hours in advance of the planned activity for the corresponding evaluation and determination of its appropriateness.
IF YOU RESIST OR REFUSE TO COMPLY WITH THIS CODE OF CONDUCT, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ABANDON THE SHOPPING CENTER PRICES. IF YOU RESIST OR REFUSE TO LEAVE THE PREMISES, THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THE LAW ILL BE USED TO REMOVE YOU FROM THE SHOPPING CENTER AND ENFORCE THE RULES CONTAINED IN THIS CODE OF CONDUCT. THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SHOPPING CENTER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE, CHANGE, ADD OR ELIMINATE THE ACTIVITIES PROHIBITED UNDER THIS CODE OF CONDUCT AT ANY TIME.
THE SHOPPING CENTER COMPLEMENTS ITS SURVEILLANCE
USING SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.
JANUARY 31, 2008
Submitted for consideration to the Attorney General on February 26th, 2008, by virtue of Article 3 of Law #179 of December 6th of 2007, known as the “Code for the Protection and Safety of Visitors, Employees and Tenants of Shopping Centers”.
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