Rules of Conduct

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Brasil FurFest wishs to be a convention with a friendly and respectful atmosphere for members of the furry community and its supporters. The will be fully followed strictly by the organization.

 

In accordance with article 67 of section 6, this regulation may change until the date of the event, and attendees must sign, at the time of accreditation, a term accepting the same and committing to follow the rules set forth herein.

 

SECTION 1 – EVENT

Art. 1 Brasil FurFest is a non-profit event held with the goal of bringing together anthropomorphic art lovers, also known as “furries”, for a weekend of activities and interaction, as well as the respective dissemination of this type of art .

Art. 2 As a condition of being part of the event, the attendees must agree with this regulation and with the rules of conduct common to public places.

Art. 3. This regulation will be applied in common areas of the hotel and in other places where activities related to the event are being held.

Art. 4 The event is carried out by a group of organizers, who in this regulation will be called “staff”; and led by one of these organizers, who will be called “chairman”.

Art. 5 The event is open to those who pay the registration fee and who will be called “attendees” here. During the entire period of the convention, attendees must use the event credential, which in this regulation will be called “badge”.

Art. 6 For the purposes of this regulation, those who are 18 years old on August 17, 2018 will be considered to be of legal age and those under 18 years of age on August 16, 2018 shall be considered as minors.

Art. 7 Activities that are games, or that have prizes, are merely informal recreational activities that seek the integration of all the participants.

I – The trophies and/or other prizes delivered have only affective value and do not represent commercial value, neither can be exchanged for any amount of money.

Art. 8 The Dealer’s Den is a space dedicated exclusively to the exhibition and/or sale of handicrafts, art (drawings, collages, digitally made montages that are not copyrighted), furry/anthropomorphic fursuits and comissions (slots) for art and fursuits or products of anthropomorphic subject matter.

 

SECTION 2 – RIGHTS

Chapter 1 – General Provisions

Art. 9 All attendees who paid the registration fee or were invited are entitled to, in accordance with art. 5:

I – Free access to the hotel’s convention center on Friday (for and after the opening ceremony), Saturday and Sunday;

II – Receive a copy of the official book of the event (conbook) and receive the other gifts according to the type of your registration; and

III – Participate in the activities promoted by Brasil FurFest.

Art. 10. All event attendees, staff and employees have the right and duty to treat each other with kindness. In case of problems regarding the treatment, the communication should be made immediately to any staff members.

Art. 11. All participants have the right to be heard by the staff about suggestions, complaints, compliments or any matters they consider relevant to the event, at any time, during and after the event.

Art. 12. All participants, irrespective of their age, have the right to be accompanied by a parents and/or tutors without registration fees, which will be included in the “companion” category.

  • In the case of minors who do not live with the parents, the companion may be the guardian or tutor, upon presentation of the custody term that has public faith (original document or certified copy of the original).
  • In cases where attendee is a minor, must be accompanied by legal guardian or person duly authorized to do so.

I – Under no circumstances will the event allow the presence of the minor in the place without the presence of any of the persons mentioned in the second item of this article.

Art. 13. Brasil FurFest authorizes in advance the use of all the material made by the attendees during the event for use that has the purpose of free disclosure for non-commercial purposes, in terms of art. 1 of this Regulation.

 

Chapter 2 – Specific Provisions

Art. 14. The use of fursuits, kigurumis, zentais, costumes and cosplays are allowed (as long as they respect usury and common sense) in the convention center and all public access areas of the hotel where the activities of the event are held.

Art. 15. Only “fursuiters” may participate in the “Fursuit Games” and “Fursuit Parade” activities as “Fursuiters”.

  • I – Fursuiter is an attendee wearing at least a fursuit head or mask that completely conceals the face..
  • II – Cosplayers, Kigurumis, Zentais and other types of dress will not be considered fursuits.

Art. 16. Only those registered in the Super Sponsor level may participate in the “Special Dinner” and/or “Special Lunch” activities, as such activities are reserved for this level of registration;

Art. 17. Parents and guardians (with proof of custody) have the right and duty to accompany the minors participating during the convention, under the condition of “companion(s)”, being exempt from the registration fee.

  • I – The companions only have the right to a “companion” badge giving access to the hotel’s Convention Center and access to the Fursuit Lounge, the latter in case the minor is a fursuiter.
  • II – Companions do not have the right to participate in interactive activities, to receive prizes, to appear in official photos, to participate in official event meals and to participate in any convention-related activities, unless staffs and/or the chairman of the event announce otherwise.

Chapter 3 – The rights of Brasil FurFest

Art. 18. A Brasil FurFest reserves the right to have co-authorship in all material produced during the event, except for material produced inside the rooms and on the street.

Art. 19. Brasil FurFest will produce videos and photos with attendees before, during and after the event. Attendees tacitly and irrevocably agree to the use of the images by Brasil FurFest for an indefinite period, in an inexpensive, irrevocable and irreversible way, unless it is expressed through an application with the staff at the time of accreditation or before the beginning of the event.

 

SECTION 3 – DUTIES

Chapter 1 – General provisions

Art. 20. All attendees must follow the rules of this regulation, must follow rules of common sense and venue regulations (hotel rules) and must follow relevant Brazilian legislation.

Art. 21. All attendees must be kind to other attendees, event staff, hotel guests, employees of the commercial establishments linked to the event and other persons attending the event.

Art. 22. All attendees must respect and follow the warnings given by the staff of the event.

Art. 23. All attendees are responsible for their belongings in their rooms and at all locations where activities will be held throughout the duration of the convention.

  • I – Under no circumstances will the staff of the event and the hotel be responsible for the belongings of the participants since they do not have an “Lost and Found” section.
  • II – Belongings found abandoned at the event’s activity sites can be immediately thrown into the hotel’s trash can, regardless of the material or sentimental value, without any previous communication.

Art. 24. Everyone must carry an original identity document (or one that has public faith), which has a photo, at the time of accreditation. Certified copies or photos are not considered valid documents, by Brazilian law.

Art. 25. Participants agree to use the badge provided for the event throughout the convention.

  • I – Badges can and will be requested by staff at any time in all convention activities.
  • II – It will be considered “absence of the badge” the non-presentation of the same to enter the Convention Center or participate in activities linked to the event..
  • III – Hiding the badge underneath clothing is not allowed and will be considered “absence of badge”.
  • IV – The staff of the event will to deny entry or will ask attendees to leave the rooms in all cases of “absence of badge”.

Art. 26. It is mandatory for all people involved in the event to wear clothing that covers the intimate parts and to prevent them from being evident even if covered by some type of fabric, in all areas of public access, during the entire period of the event, in accordance with current legislation. 

Art. 27. Physical contact between attendees can only happen with the consent of both; otherwise, it is mandatory to respect the space of others.

Art. 28. The use of any material from Brasil FurFest, for whatever purpose, will only be released since previously authorized by the staff of the event.

Art. 29. The recording and/or subsequent presentation of the panels and workshops must be authorized by the speakers before they start.

Art. 30. Other rules about video and photos can be announced as the event unfolds.

 

Chapter 2 – Prohibitions

Art. 31. Brasil FurFest will not tolerate:

I – Any forms of harassment or intolerance (moral, physical, prejudice, intimidation, not respecting the space of others);

II – Physical or verbal violence;

III – Creepy behaviour towards attendees and/or staffs;

IV – Clothing showing or simulating intimate parts; and

V – Material damage to venues related to the event (convention center, hotel rooms, restaurants, establishments and public furniture on the way to the parade fursuit).

Art. 32. It is not allowed to consume food and drink in the common areas of the hotel (including the Convention Center) except bottled mineral water or in case of night parties.

Art. 33. It is forbidden to use body painting without prior permission of the staff.

Art. 34. Fetish costumes and/or demonstrations of fetishes during the event, even if only a part of the composition or all of a costume or costume, are prohibited.

Art. 35. Costumes that simulate children and babies characters, and/or demonstrations, simulations involving babyfur performance and all related accessories such as diapers, pacifiers, etc. are prohibited.

Art. 36. The following clothing are strictly prohibited:

I – Suits which show or simulate, with drawings or with relief, intimate parts (genitals); and/or

II – They are related to sexual role plays or BDSM.

  • a) If used as accessories to compose characters, the following items are allowed: collars, collars, ropes and whips.
  • b) The above items can not be used to hurt another participant.

Art. 37. It is prohibited to display photos or any graphic material with human or anthropomorphic pornography (yiff) in public places, areas intended for the event like Dealer’s Den.

  • I – In case of doubts about the limits of this rule, attendees should get more information with the staff.

Art. 38. Sexual behavior or behavior that exceeds the limits of public display of affection is prohibited.

Art. 39. It is forbidden physical contact between minors and minors who extrapolate the limit of a friendly/fraternal hug or greeting/greeting kisses.

Art. 40. Firearms, BB Guns, melee guns, Brass Knuckles, or any utensil that inflicts injury on others are strictly prohibited.

  • I – As determined by the Brazilian Army, airsofts are considered BB guns, being prohibited within the event.
  • II – Replicas or toy weapons that compose a character’s costume must be presented to staff at the time of accreditation for survey and release.
  • III – Replicas or toy weapons are not allowed inside conference rooms, in the hallways and hall of the hotel.

Art. 41. Scissors, needles, nails, pins and other sharp utensils are prohibited in the convention center lounge and common areas of the hotel unless stored with other materials used to repair fursuits and/or other clothing/rops. These untensils must be used only for these purposes and only inside the room reserved for the fursuiters or in the hotel rooms.

Art. 42. Jokes involving simulated fights (including swordplay simulation and fake weapons) are not allowed inside the hotel.

 

SEÇÃO 4 – PROCEDURES

Chapter 1 – General provisions

Art. 43. In case of non-compliance with the above rules, all attendees involved and/or guests of the rooms will be held responsible.

Art. 44. Attendees who get drunk and who are in a state of incapacitation will be taken to their rooms and an ambulance will be called.

Art. 45. Any participant caught in possession of drugs, narcotic or other substances not allowed by law will be denounced and/or taken to police authority.

Art. 46. If attendees witnesses any situation of noncompliance with the rules or has doubts about them, should they immediately contact any staff or the chairman of the event.

Art. 47. In case of excessive noise, in any place, only a warning will be given by the staff of the event. The second warning will be made by hotel staff accompanied by police authority.

Art. 48. Any event that is not covered by this regulation will be resolved by the staff, according to common sense and current legislation.

Art. 49. The staff of the event reserves the right to, in the event of non-compliance with the rules set forth in the regulation, only give a warning so that it is fulfilled. After that, the hotel staff will be notified to take the measures in accordance with current legislation and, if necessary, a police authority will be called.

 

Chapter 2 – Registration

Art. 50. According to Brazilian law, registration for Brasil FurFest is considered an online purchase, and has a period of 7 (seven) calendar days to withdrawal, from the date of payment.

Art. 51. The period for return money paid should not exceed 30 days after the cancellation request and will be made according to the means of payment used by the attendee;

  • I – For payment methods such as PayPal, PagSeguro, MOIP, etc, the transaction will be canceled, generating the automatic return.
  • II – For payments made through bank deposit, the return will be made through deposit of the amount in bank account pointed out by the participant.

Art. 52. In case attendee gives up and wants to pass on his registration to third parties, it can only be done with the approval of Brasil FurFest, and until 45 days before the event.

  • I – Brasil FurFest is not responsible for financial deals among attendees, and will not help on finding an attendee for the deal.

Art. 53. Children accompanied by at least one of the parents or guardian shall be considered as “accompanied minors”, in accordance with the presentation of a document proving the custody of the minor.

  • I – When accompanied by a parent, it is mandatory to present the original identity documents of the minor and the father and/or mother at the time of accreditation on the day of the event.
  • II – In case of being accompanied by a guardian, original identity documents of the minor and the guardian must be presented, along with a certified copy of the document proving the custody of the minor, for accreditation on the day of the event.

Art. 54. “Unaccompanied minors” are those under 18 years of age, who are Brazilian. These must present at the time of accreditation all the following documents:

I – Authorization of both parents or legal guardian correctly filled out, according to the model available on the event site, duly signed with a notarized signature (in two copies) authorizing an adult registered in the event who are not part of the staff;

II – Authenticated copies of parents’ documents (in two copies). In the case of guardian, certified copies of a document certifying custody of the minor (in two copies), in addition to copies of the guardian’s document (in two copies); and

III – Original identity document of the minor and responsible adult appointed by the parents, who will be legally responsible for the unaccompanied minor during the event.

Art. 55. Minors who are not Brazilian, will be considered as “underage minors”, and may only attend the event in the presence of one of the parents, both with original identity documents.

Art. 56. Further provisions on registration, registration and payment are in the Terms of Service that the participant must indicate that he/she has read and understood at the end of the registration via the website of the event.

 

Chapter 3 – Dealer’s Den

Art. 57. The sale of foodstuffs, beverages, industrialized products of any kind or that have a bar code and books with ISBN registration, national or imported, is prohibited – except if the author is present.

Art. 58. It is forbidden to expose material with pornography of any nature, including pornographic anthropomorphic art (yiff), and this material should be wrapped in covers and presented as requested.

Art. 59. The sale of products intended for persons over 18 years of age must be carried out with the prior authorization of the staff of the event.

Art. 60. It is forbidden to exhibit products intended for persons over 18 (sexual themes, fetish or similar).

  • I – They must be presented in catalog only to persons over 18 years of age, and delivered with discretion, in packages that conceal their contents.

 

SECTION 5 – PENALTIES

Art. 61. Failure to comply with the rules will be punished with immediate expulsion of this edition of the event and with subsequent decision on permanent banishment.

Art. 62. Any actions that cause interference to the progress of the event will result in the immediate expulsion of the attendees involved and, in the most serious case, call of police authority to be issued a report of occurrence, notably:

I – That affect the relationship between the participants and / or between the participants and the staff;

II – That cause discomfort or embarrassment to participants and / or staff; and

III – That cause material damages to the hotel and/or places hosting event activities.

IV –  In case of intentional act to cause financial damage to the event, whether before, during or after its execution, will allow the staff to deny or cancel the registration made in the present edition and in the future, to be weighed by the severity of the damage.

Art. 63. In the case of infractions committed by minors, parents and/or guardians appointed by the parents shall be liable and punished jointly with the minor in accordance with this regulation.

Art. 64. If damages are caused at the hotel and the staff is informed of such occurrence, participants will be summarily expelled from the event.

Art. 65. Participants who fail to comply with these rules will be expelled from the event and may subsequently be permanently banned from the event, as judged by the staff.

 

SECTION 6 – FINAL PROVISIONS

Art. 66. Acts not covered by this regulation will be decided by the staff and/or chairman of the event, following the current legislation;

Art. 67. This regulation may be modified until the date of the event, and the attendees must sign at the moment of accreditation a term accepting the same and committing to follow the rules set forth herein;

Art. 68. In case of any doubts about this regulation, please consult immediately the staff or the chairman of the event;

Art. 69. This regulation will take effect immediately after publication on official website and pages of the event in social media.

 

Have a good time! Enjoy the event! But remember to be courteous and kind with the other participants.
We want Brasil FurFest to be remembered forever as a magical event!