Now that you're on your way to Burlesque Star-dom, we have a few rules (well, let's call them "pointers") that'll help us all maintain an environment of mutual respect and fabulous entertainment:
1. When planning, performing, and uploading a clip, try and make it fun, creative, sexy and shoot it with a good quality camera. HD is great and your footage will look fantastic! Read our Video Tips for helpful info on shooting a great performance video.
2. Burlesque Stars broadcasts a wide range of member-submitted Burlesque performances, from the classic to the outright bizarre. This is art and we welcome and celebrate it, but we may also remove a performance that is deemed overtly pornographic or offensive to a particular person or group.
3. If the latter sounds like your performance, Burlesque Stars is not the arena for it. Treat the site as a great venue for sharing and viewing performances that have artistic and entertainment merit and you'll have an amazing time
4. Please don't upload performances featuring:
a) Illegal acts of any variety
b) Acts of violence where anyone (or any living thing for that matter) is being attacked, hurt or humiliated. Seriously, not cool
c) Malicious stereotypes
d) Any kind of hate lyrics/speech
As per common sense, there is zero tolerance of predatory, stalking and/or threatening behaviors. Same goes for harassing, invading privacy or revealing other members' personal information. Don't be a sneaky cheat by spamming tags, sending gamed thumbnails or creating dummy accounts that do things no normal human could. We've got John Law on speed dial and have no fear of tattletale stigmas for reporting any of these illegal and dangerous behaviors.
Respect Copyright Laws and your fellow Burlesque Stars by uploading only performances that you made yourself or have obtained the right to use. Posing as someone else and copying is no fun! Come on now!
Please understand thoroughly and take our rules seriously. We've created them to protect each member, yourself included. Using these simple tips and your own common sense should ensure you have a brazilliant time here as a member of our fabulous club.
As we've said earlier, Burlesque Stars is your creative outlet to view and share all things Burlesque-y. Each and every member makes this site what it is, so by all means, upload your performances, view performances by leading performers and those on the rise, connect with them by becoming their "Fan", posting comments to their performances or on their wall, and sharing all the content you enjoy with the external sites we're connected to – y'know, the ones with names that rhyme with spacebook, splitter and more…
We're here to celebrate, share and be inspired your Fabulousness, so dig right in and show us what you've got!
1. Your Acceptance
B. Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Terms of Service, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version http://www.BurlesqueStars.net/terms.
BurlesqueStars may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.
2. BurlesqueStars Website
A. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the BurlesqueStars Website, including users who are also contributors of video content, information, and other materials or services on the Website. The BurlesqueStars Website includes all aspects of BurlesqueStars.
B. The BurlesqueStars Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by BurlesqueStars. BurlesqueStars has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, BurlesqueStars will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly relieve BurlesqueStars from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.
3. BurlesqueStars Member Accounts
A. In order to access some features of the Website, you will have to create a BurlesqueStars account. You may never use another's account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify BurlesqueStars immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
B. Although BurlesqueStars will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of BurlesqueStars or others due to such unauthorized use.
4. General Use of the Website -- Permissions and Restrictions
BurlesqueStars hereby grants you permission to access and use the Website as set forth in these Terms of Service, provided that:
4. General Use of the Website -- Permissions and Restrictions BurlesqueStars hereby grants you permission to access and use the Website as set forth in these Terms of Service, provided that:
A. You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Website, including but not limited to User Submissions (defined below), without BurlesqueStars prior written authorization.
B. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Website, including any of its related technologies.
C. You agree not to access User Submissions (defined below) or BurlesqueStars Content through any technology or means other than the video playback pages, photo album pages, event pages, profile pages and columnist pages of the Website itself or other explicitly authorized means BurlesqueStars may designate.
D. You agree not to use the Website for any commercial use, without the prior written authorization of BurlesqueStars. Prohibited commercial uses include any of the following actions taken without BurlesqueStars express approval:
- Sale of access to the Website or its related services on another website
- Use of the Website or its related services for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue
- The sale of advertising, on the BurlesqueStars website or any third-party website, targeted to the content of specific User Submissions or BurlesqueStars content
- Any use of the Website or its related services that BurlesqueStars finds, in its sole discretion, to use BurlesqueStars resources or User Submissions with the effect of competing with or displacing the market for BurlesqueStars, BurlesqueStars content, or its User Submissions.
E. Prohibited commercial uses do not include:
- Uploading an original video to BurlesqueStars to promote your business or artistic enterprise
- Any use that BurlesqueStars expressly authorizes in writing.
F. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers," that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the BurlesqueStars servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, BurlesqueStars grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. BurlesqueStars reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website (e.g. messages, comments, wall posts) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to their User Submissions.
H. BurlesqueStars reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the BurlesqueStars Website at any time.
5. Your Use of Content on the Site
In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of content on the BurlesqueStars Website.
A. The content on the BurlesqueStars Website, except all User Submissions (as defined below), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like ("Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by or licensed to BurlesqueStars, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. BurlesqueStars reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content.
B. You may access User Submissions solely:
- For your information and personal use - As intended through the normal functionality of the BurlesqueStars Service
- For Streaming – "Streaming" means a contemporaneous digital transmission of an audiovisual work via the Internet from the BurlesqueStars Service to a user's device in such a manner that the data is intended for real-time viewing and not intended to be copied, stored, permanently downloaded, or redistributed by the user. Accessing User Videos for any purpose or in any manner other than Streaming is expressly prohibited. User Videos are made available "as is."
C. User Comments are made available to you for your information and personal use solely as intended through the normal functionality of the BurlesqueStars Service. User Comments are made available "AS IS", and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, downloaded, or otherwise exploited in any manner not intended by the normal functionality of the BurlesqueStars Service or otherwise as prohibited under this Agreement.
D. You may access BurlesqueStars Content, User Submissions and other content only as permitted under this Agreement. BurlesqueStars reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the BurlesqueStars Content and the BurlesqueStars Service.
E. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes.
F. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the BurlesqueStars Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the BurlesqueStars Website or the Content therein.
G. You understand that when using the BurlesqueStars Website, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that BurlesqueStars is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against BurlesqueStars with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold BurlesqueStars, its Owners/Operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the site.
6. Your User Submissions and Conduct
A. As a BurlesqueStars account holder you may submit video content ("User Videos"), photo content ("User Photos") and textual content ("User Comments and Messages"). User Videos, User Photos and User Comments are collectively referred to as "User Submissions." You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, BurlesqueStars does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions.
B. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize BurlesqueStars to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Service.
C. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to BurlesqueStars, you hereby grant BurlesqueStars a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the BurlesqueStars Website and BurlesqueStars (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the BurlesqueStars Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the BurlesqueStars Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in User Videos terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your User Videos from the BurlesqueStars Service. You understand and agree, however, that BurlesqueStars may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of User Submissions that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in User Comments are perpetual and irrevocable.
D. In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant BurlesqueStars all of the license rights granted herein.
E. You agree that your conduct on the site will comport with the BurlesqueStars Code of Conduct Guidelines, found at http://www.BurlesqueStars.net/codeofconduct, which may be updated from time to time.
F. BurlesqueStars does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and BurlesqueStars expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. BurlesqueStars does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and BurlesqueStars will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights. BurlesqueStars reserves the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice.
7. Account Termination Policy
A. BurlesqueStars will terminate a User's access to its Website if, under appropriate circumstances, they are determined to be a repeat infringer.
B. BurlesqueStars reserves the right to decide whether Content or a User Submission is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Service for violations other than copyright infringement and violations of intellectual property law, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. BurlesqueStars may remove such User Submissions and/or terminate a User's access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms of Service at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE BurlesqueStars WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BurlesqueStars, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. BurlesqueStars MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE BurlesqueStars WEBSITE. BurlesqueStars DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE BurlesqueStars WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND BurlesqueStars WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
9. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL BurlesqueStars, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE BurlesqueStars WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BurlesqueStars SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
The Website is controlled and offered by BurlesqueStars from its facilities in British Columbia, Canada. BurlesqueStars makes no representations that the BurlesqueStars Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the BurlesqueStars Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless BurlesqueStars, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the BurlesqueStars Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the BurlesqueStars Website.
11. Ability to Accept Terms of Service
You affirm that you are more than 18 years of age and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 18, as the BurlesqueStars Website is not intended for minors under 18. If you are under 18 years of age, then please do not use the BurlesqueStars Website. There are lots of other great web sites for you. Talk to your parents about what sites are appropriate for you.
These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by BurlesqueStars without restriction.
You agree that: (i) the BurlesqueStars Website shall be deemed solely based in British Columbia, Canada; and (ii) the BurlesqueStars Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over BurlesqueStars, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Canada.
These Terms of Service shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the province of British Columbia, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and BurlesqueStars that arises in whole or in part from the BurlesqueStars Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Vancouver, British Columbia.
YOU AND BurlesqueStars AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE BurlesqueStars WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.