updated 03 January, 2020
Our Terms of Service is posted on our registration forms (right before a signature is required) as well as available online. The most recent version is always linked here for you. Open/download the Terms of Service as a PDF. The following is the text of the Terms of Service, used here and on our registration forms.
Get Out The Float is an event that exists somewhere between the depth and breadth of a furry convention and the public interaction of a charity fursuiting group. In our own special place we find that some things that work well for conventions or even charity fursuiting groups don’t fit us so well. What follows are our Behavioral Policy, Code of Conduct and Terms of Service. Bottom line up front: it is our goal to have a fun and safe event for all of us and the public.
The actions we take as individuals reflect on the entirety of our group, not just ourselves; whether or not we are in fursuit or in costume. While attending Get Out The Float, please ensure your conduct and attire are suitable for all ages and public consumption. As private and anonymous as we’d like to be, nearly everyone has a camera in their pocket and are worthy of being filmed. Have fun, make memories & be awesome!
Participation in Get Out The Float is a privilege. Those who make it more difficult to conduct the event in a fun and safe manner may find such privileges revoked. Consequences may include suspension of access to event areas, removal from premises, or a ban on future attendance. This is handled on a case-by-case basis.
Attendees, when in public areas, may not wear clothing which is overly revealing or inappropriate to the atmosphere of the event. Should a volunteer or staff member of Get Out The Float deem something you are wearing inappropriate, please remove the item and store it out of sight (or change into something appropriate). Costumes (also known as Fursuits) are to be in good working order and complete. Partials are allowed but skin should not be visible.
Care for Personal Property:
Events during Get Out The Float are not all inflatable- or fursuit-focused. That said, the investment made by our members in their fursuits and inflatables is quite significant. Unless noted otherwise, the toys, props and fursuits are all privately owned. Some events, by their nature impart wear and tear on these items; abuse of these items can happen from those ignorant of fursuit or toy etiquette whether they be fellow members at the event or a part of the public. Therefore we need to exercise caution when interacting with things that belong to our friends.
Obtain consent before physically interacting with any guest or member of the public. For example, if you want to give a hug, put your hands out like you’re about to give a hug. If the other person makes the same gesture, then you have obtained consent for the interaction. While some fursuiters, attendees and members of the public are happy to give and receive physical interactions, some are not. It’s important to be respectful of personal boundaries.
Any kind of harassment, whether it takes place physically, verbally, and/or in writing in real-world or online spaces is not welcome at Get Out The Float. If you are told “no” or asked to leave, your business with that person is done. If you continue to attempt to have contact with someone after being told to stop, you may be removed from the premises. If you are the target of harassment, we urge you to report the incident immediately to a member of FLARE or to a staff member who will escalate it to FLARE. The sooner an issue is reported to us, the more appropriately we can address it.
Photos & Videos:
If you participate in our events and post photos and/or videos of our activities online, we may use what you created for promotional purposes. We credit the photographer whenever possible and add links to applicable galleries of your photos to our website. If you notify us a wish to be excluded, we will remove your name and gallery links from our Credits page, and not reference your work from that point forward. Similarly, if you would like us to use your photos or videos, please let us know.
Payment & Refunds:
Payment for registration is made at the time you register for the event. If your registration application is denied, you will be notified and sent a full refund. If you need to cancel your attendance, a refund may be given after the event on a first come, first-served basis; exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis for emergencies. If you are suspended or banned at an event, you will not receive a refund for that event.
For items purchased, the first priority will be delivering them to those attending Get Out The Float. Those who aren’t attending will be sent an S&H invoice after the event. If we run out of stock, the item will go on back-order and will be shipped when we have more in stock.
Anyone who acknowledges below agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Get Out The Float from any claim for personal injuries or other damages or equity arising out of any individual’s activities at Get Out The Float, even if such injury or damage is caused by negligence by or on the part of Get Out The Float. As a condition of membership, everyone attending Get Out The Float is required to abide by these standards of conduct for the entire duration of their stay.