Rules

Please read the following before proceeding to Registration

Event Rules and Liability Release

Every Attendee at Spring Fling Leather-Fest 2018 must agree to the following:

Spring Fling Leather-Fest EVENT RULES

SELLING

Sales of any product, item or service is limited to those who are listed vendors at the conference.

CAMERAS

The privacy of attendees is of the utmost importance to SFLF. Photography/videography/audio recordings of any kind are not allowed at SFLF by regular attendees except in private settings. Select media representatives will have pre-authorization to take photos (but not at the play parties.) We suggest that you leave your cameras in your tents or rooms. Any attendee caught using a camera (including cellphone cameras) in restricted areas might have his/her registration immediately cancelled and the equipment confiscated and checked to ensure that no photos or recordings were taken. That person could be banned from further participation in the 2016 event and could be permanently banned from participating in future SFLF events. There is no exception to this rule.

MEDIA

SFLF pre-authorized designated Photographers will have photo privileges throughout the weekend. These pre-authorized guests will be identified by a bright yellow Photographer tag attached to their SFLF lanyard name badge.

Attendees who DO NOT wish to have their photograph taken will need to get a special red, lanyard name badge insert at SFLF Registration.

Attendees without the red, lanyard name badge insert authorize and permit, SFLF and it’s designated photographers to use his/her name, likeness and all reproduction thereof in any and all media now or hereafter. This includes use of photos for marketing on social media, the SFLF website, and other locations.

Designated Photographers will not be allowed in Play Parties or private gatherings. Designated Photographers must request prior permission from the workshop presenter before taking photographs in workshops.

All photos taken by event photographers will be screened twice independently by members of its volunteer staff to ensure no green-lanyard/opt-out attendees are in an image frame. Should this occur, the photo will be cropped to remove the opt-out attendee from the image. If editing cannot be done effectively, the entire image containing the opt-out attendee will be deleted entirely.

CELLPHONES

Cellphone use (including any and all types of communication devises) is allowed in the general social areas of SFLF but not the use of the camera or video features.

Cellphone use (including any and all types of communication devises) is not allowed during workshops, demos, and other scheduled SFLF activities. Cellphones (including any and all types of communication devises) must not be visible and must be turned off or switched to silent during workshops, demos, and other scheduled SFLF activities.

No cellphones or cameras of any sort will be allowed to be used or visible past the play space doors during the on-site play parties. Any attendee seen with a cellphone past the play space doors during the on-site play parties could have his/her registration immediately cancelled and the equipment confiscated and checked to ensure that no photos or recordings were taken. That person could be banned from further participation in the 2017 event and could be permanently banned from participating in future SFLF events.

We ask that each of you assist us in watching out for any attendee who has a camera or cellphone and who might be taking photos/video. If you see a person whom you suspect is taking pictures, please contact the nearest SFLF Security Team Member and let that person know. He/she will contact a member of the SFLF Staff and we will investigate the situation.

ALCOHOL

Alcohol consumption is allowed but no attendee may be physically “drunk” at SFLF.

DRUGS

Non-prescription drugs are not allowed except for over-the-counter medications. Illegal or recreational drugs are absolutely not permitted anywhere at SFLF at any time. If a SFLF staff member suspects drug use or possession of drugs, the person will be immediately removed from the event with no refund of any part of paid fees.

ATTIRE

Clothing optional areas.

PLAY PARTY RULES

All activities are to be consensual for all parties involved.

All activities must be legal. All members must be at least 21 years of age. Discussions of pedophilia, necrophilia or bestiality are strongly discouraged. Sex workers, like all other members of the general community, are welcome, but sexual solicitation at the SFLF event is not acceptable and will result in immediate revocation of your registration and your removal from the event with no refund of any part of your paid fees.

The Safeword of the SFLF play space is “Red.” “Red” means stop all action. “Yellow” means stop all action and re-negotiate before continuing.

In the event that a Dungeon Monitor tells a member to modify or stop a scene, they must be obeyed. The purpose of the Dungeon Monitors is to see that the rules are enforced. Dungeon Monitors have the responsibility to protect the integrity of the space and the right to stop a scene for non-compliance.

There will be no flying blood.

There will be no urine or feces play.

There will be no fireplay or any open flame allowed in the inside Dungeon.

There will be no firearm play (in fact, no firearms are permitted).

Do not sit or leave things on equipment that you are not using for play.

Do not join or interrupt a scene without permission.

As soon as it is appropriate when the scene is over, clean up the equipment and vacate for the next players. At various locations in the play space we have provided cleaning supplies to use on equipment, red containers for contaminated waste, and sharps containers for the sharps.

Banned and/or suspended Person(s)

Regarding ANY individual(s) who are banned and or suspended from any club, special event, alternative lifestyle gathering, local or otherwise.

We the board of directors for Fall Fantasy Kink Fest and Spring Fling Leather Fest reserve the right to refuse entry to said individual(s).

If this individual(s) wishes to petition for entry and wants to come to the board with their reasoning and explanation we encourage that, but absolutely reserve the right to refuse entry after petition is reviewed. All decisions of the board are final.

AGREEMENT AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

Voluntary Participation

I am freely and voluntarily choosing to attend and participate in this event and to view and/or participate in activities that I know are adult oriented and sexually explicit and that involve acts of domination, submission, bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism, and other explicit and extreme sexual fetishes and activities including, but not limited to, spanking, paddling, whipping, waxing, piercing, knife or edge or blood play, bondage, suspension, fisting and other oral, vaginal and anal penetration. I understand that these activities involve certain risks including, but not limited to, the possible negligent or reckless conduct of other participants.

Assumption of Risk

I am aware that these activities are considered extremely hazardous activities. I am voluntarily participating in these activities with full knowledge of the dangers involved, and I accept and I assume full responsibility for any and all risks of property damage, personal injury or death.

Photo Release

I am aware that SFLF pre-authorized media representatives will have photo privileges throughout the weekend. Attendees without a visible yellow name badge insert authorize and permit, as part of their registration, SFLF and it’s media designees to use his/her name badge name, likeness and all reproduction thereof in any and all media now or hereafter. This includes use of photos for marketing on social media, the SFLF website, and other locations.

Release of Liability for Piercing

The piercing you are considering is a possibly dangerous procedure.

There are complications that may occur, while they are unusual, they must be considered prior to having a piercing.

Piercing is generally safe; however there are some complication to consider. Piercing may cause bruises, strains, fractures (broken bones), dislocation of body parts, alterations in skin and muscles, structural damage to your body, scarring, marring of skin, paralysis, infection, scar formation, and sometimes death. Piercing may place you at risk for disease and or trauma to your body. The most common complication is soreness at the time of the piercing and for a period of time thereafter, and infection. SFLF advises that you consider all of these factors prior to having a piercing done.

All equipment used in piercing is sterile or cleansed with an antiseptic prior to use on your body. Needles used are for single use only will be discarded after use. To the best of our knowledge, all equipment is in good working condition. Accessories you have brought with you are used at your own risk.
You further agree to keep your piercing cleansed as instructed, and to see your physician should redness, pain, swelling, or any discharge from the pierced site occur.

You must be at least 21 years old to receive a piercing.

By registering for the event, you indicate your understanding of the above information. You also agree to hold blameless and free from any and all liability resulting from such action, FFKF, the individual providing the piercing, and staff and volunteers. Registering indicates acceptance of your personal responsibility for any harm or damage done to yourself or occurring to you as a result of this piercing.

Knowing and Voluntary Execution

I have carefully read this document and fully understand its contents. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between SFLF and me, and that I am giving up many legal rights and remedies by registering for SFLF. I further agree that, for the purposes of authorizing and authenticating this liability waiver, my electronic signature via online registration has the full force and effect of a signature affixed by hand to a paper document.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

By registering, I hereby affirm that I am at least 21 years of age, that I have registered myself ausing my and their legal first and last names, and that I have read and understand SFLF’s credit card and check payment and refund policies below. If registering for another person(s), I affirm that the person(s) I have registered is at least 21 years of age and that I have registered them using their legal first and last name (verifiable by government-issued ID).

REFUND POLICY

SFLF reserves the right to refuse any registration for this event for any reason, and if that occurs payment will be refunded in full.

All eligible refunds are at the discretion of the Executive Producers / Finance Director and will be processed and mailed as a check payment to the address listed on the registration record of the person who paid. Credit card refunds will incur a 10% processing fee in addition to the fees listed below.

Please email SPRINGFLINGLEATHERFEST@aol.com for refund processing instructions. Include in the request the legal name(s) under which you registered.

For requests received on or before MARCH 1st, 2018: A refund of all fees less 15% processing fee. Notification must be made to springflingleatherfest@aol.com in order to retain a refund.

No refunds will be given after March 1st, 2017 for any reason.

Spring Fling Leather-Fest cannot be responsible for illness, acts of nature, transportation mishaps, or other events that may preclude your attendance at the event.

TICKET TRANSFERS

Tickets may be transferred until one month before the event. To transfer, contact us at springflingleatherfest@aol.com , and for each ticket transferred, you MUST provide the legal and scene name of the person(s) from whom the tickets are being transferred and the same for to whom the ticket(s) are being transferred. The email address that was used when originally registering must also be provided, and you will be contacted via that address to complete the transfer. After one month from the event, NO tickets will be transferred. *PLEASE NOTE* Ticket transfers are not the place for attendees to work out their relationship/friendship drama. Remember that transfers are strictly at the discretion of the event producers and are provided as a courtesy.