Rules and Regulations

Questions, concerns, or complaints in regards to any of our Rules and Regulations should be brought to directly to our contact form on our website.

We have several sections for the rules, and we have tried to par down our rules to be more explicit.

  1. General Rules
  2. Membership
  3. Press & Media
  4. Events
  5. Vendors
  6. Consignment Room
  7. Repercussions for Violations

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you unable to find an answer here? Try looking through our submitted questions from attendees. You can also ask a question directly here.

We have a couple of general topics regarding the questions we have received the most over the years.

  1. General
  2. Registration
  3. Main Events
  4. Marketplace
  5. Volunteering

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General

"What is RuffleCon?"
RuffleCon is an alternative fashion conference in the Northeast USA. We celebrate and embrace alternative fashion sub-cultures, and have RuffleCon as the way to share, learn, and co-mingle between different styles.

"Where is RuffleCon?"
At the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, CT. We are a short ten minute walk from the Stamford train station, where Amtrak and MetroNorth trains both stop at. We are also only an hour and a half from JFK International Airport. We're highly accessible throughout the Northeast region and beyond!

"Do I have to wear an alternative fashion to attend the conference?"
Absolutely not. You can wear whatever you would like (within our bare minimum guidelines on our rules and regulations page). We stand by an "all ages" attire - so whether you want to come in your finest duds like a suit or your casual threads like jeans and a t-shirt, you are welcome at RuffleCon.

"When will you announce [insert interesting thing here]?"
We have a set schedule of when we announce particular parts of the conference. Sometimes, we have to postpone announcements from our original schedule because we run into snags - it happens. We will keep everyone as up-to-date as possible without breaching contracts or confidentiality in terms of our guests, venue, events, etc. on our end, which is our top priority.

"How can I provide feedback/constructive criticism?"
Please use our contact form, and if you want to remain anonymous, feel free to enter false information to the name and email fields.

"Where can I find RuffleCon and the Ruffle community on social media?"
Yes! Find our list below of links out.

Registration

"How much do tickets cost?"
We are a members only conference, so we do not sell tickets. It's free to join! Start the process here.

"Can I transfer my membership upgrade to someone else? / Can I sell my membership upgrade to someone else? / Can I get a refund? / I lost my Pass; can you give me a new one?"
Please see our current policies regarding membership upgrades here.

"I'm underage. Can I attend?"
Yes! There is a form that your parent and/or guardian will need to sign when you come to registration. They will also be asked to show their own identification to prove they are of age, and can testify to your age. This puts the accountability on the parent and/or guardian for your attendance at the conference, and not on us (and trust us, it is a huge liability that we just do not have the manpower or financial resources to cover!).

"I want to go to RuffleCon as Press/Blogger/Videographer, how do I do that?"
Apply for a Press Pass here.

Main Events

"I want to model for the fashion show! How do I apply?"
Models must be at the minimum have a free Court Membership to apply. Court Membership models will be offered a Model Only Pass, that will only allow them access to prep and show areas for the Fashion Show, valid only on the day they are modeling. Model applications will open sometime in summer 2017.

Marketplace

"Do I really need that CT Tax ID?"
Yes (if you are located within the USA)! Please note that you do not need the Tax ID to apply for a spot! You can safely apply without a Tax ID, see if you are approved or not, and then go forward with obtaining it. We are not responsible if we get audited during the conference and you are told to close up shop if you don't have your ID.

If you are international, please contact us directly for details regarding the process of vending at RuffleCon. We offer a point-of-sale service under our own tax ID at a percentage.

"I want to attend the Tea Party as well as be a vendor. Is that possible?"
Yes, it's possible. After being approved (and paying for your spot) as a vendor, you can purchase your Tea Party ticket at cost if they are available.

"Will you watch my vendor area while I attend [insert event here]?"
No. We cannot take responsibility for your vendor area if you leave. We highly encourage vendors to bring a friend to watch their area while they take breaks and attend other events during the conference. That is why all Marketplace tables and booths include at least 2 Passes, to ensure you can enlist someone to come with you to the conference to give you breaks.

"Can I sell my goods outside of the Marketplace in a different area of the conference?"
No. Our Marketplace is the only approved area for vendor goods to be sold. We have to meet certain regulations within the state, and our Marketplace is the only area in which we have confirmed those regulations have been met.

Volunteering

"I want to be on staff! How do I apply?"
We are always accepting applications on a rolling basis. Apply today! To better your chances, include a link to your resume or LinkedIn profile, and relevant professional experience to the position you are applying for.

"I have an awesome idea for an event!"
Great! Send in your idea through our event application form, and we'll let you know!

"I want to be a volunteer. What is the primary job of a volunteer?"
To assist in a variety of tasks to help keep the conference running smoothly.

"What types of jobs does a volunteer do?"
Volunteers have more dynamic opportunities within the conference than staffers do, and can be asked to help out with any and all RuffleCon departments. This could include helping Enforcement with line control or pass checking, assisting our Operations department with panels and events, or lending a hand to our Financial department in the Marketplace or Registrations teams.

"Why should I volunteer?"
Besides the fact that you’re awesome for thinking about it? For different sets of hours worked, there are some awesome prizes for your services, such as the opportunity for exclusive access to staff perks and swag from our guests and sponsors. For more information, please check out our Volunteers page!

"I’ve never volunteered before. Is that a problem?"
Nope! As long as you’re of age, have parental consent, and are willing to help, you’re a volunteer in our eyes.

"If I volunteer, how long do I have to work?"
Pending upon your age, however long as you like. We can work a schedule around your availability. We want you to enjoy the conference first and foremost! We will encourage that the more hours you work, the better presents you’ll get, but any of your free time going into making RuffleCon is GREATLY appreciated.

"About enjoying RuffleCon… what if I want to attend EVERYTHING and volunteer?"
"Of course we want you to get the most out of your weekend at the conference, but if your schedule is too packed with RuffleCon events, we may not be able to give you as many volunteer hours as you'd like. Our hope would be that each volunteer has time to enjoy our conference to the fullest without missing or sacrificing any event.

"What other perks are there of being a RuffleCon volunteer?"
There will be spontaneous prizes for volunteers who keep racking up the prizes. The main prize that Volunteers is excited to offer for RuffleCon - a chance to win a weekend pass upgrade to the next RuffleCon! For more details, email the Volunteers Manager.

Official Rules Related to RuffleCon

General

In general, please abide by the following two golden rules at RuffleCon:

  1. Respect everyone.
  2. Don't break the law.

If you follow those simple two rules at RuffleCon, your attendance will not be hampered with rule violations. If you ever feel that someone is breaking the rules, flag down an ENFORCER who will mitigate the problem. Do NOT try to resolve situations on your own, especially if you do not feel safe to do so.

Membership

  1. Each member must pick up their own Pass.
  2. Each member must present a valid photo ID. Attendees under the age of 18 must pick up their Pass with the accompaniment of a parent or legal guardian. If the underage attendee does not have a valid ID, the parent or legal guardian must present a valid photo ID.
  3. Members under the age of 13 must be registered at the same time as a paying 18 and older parent or legal guardian, who must accompany them at all times during the conference.
  4. Any members under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian sign off on a permission form during registration to take responsibility for the actions of the minor.
  5. Members must retain possession of their own Pass for the duration of the conference and may not loan or give their Pass to anyone else.
  6. Passes are only available for pickup during the listed Registration hours, and only at the conference. Passes will not be mailed.
  7. PERSONAL INFORMATION
    1. Members agree to provide complete and accurate registration information. Primbows is not responsible if an attendee cannot be contacted with the information provided.
    2. Primbows will never sell, rent, lease or give away member information (name, address, email, etc.) to any third party. By submitting your name and email address to any of our forms, you are consenting to be contacted at any time by Primbows regarding your attendance at RuffleCon.
    3. Primbows is not responsible for returned mail from invalid, non-existent, or otherwise undeliverable mailing addresses provided by the member.
  8. PAYMENT AND EVENT PASSES
    1. Membership upgrades, including access to events within the conference, are non-refundable (see #1 below for exceptions) and non-replaceable, but are possibly transferable through our request system.
      1. We will consider exceptions to our refund policy regarding emergency and/or severely debilitating medical conditions on a case-by-case basis, and proof of such condition must be provided in the form of documentation from a medical professional. Any approved exceptions will have their Pass transferred to the following year or fully refunded at the discretion of Primbows. There are no guarantees with this process. To submit a claim, submit your documentation as well as your name, email, phone number, and order confirmation number to info@rufflecon.org.
      2. Transfers of membership upgrades are allowed. To transfer your membership, please follow these directions for EventBrite.
      3. Member must be present at conference to pick up any items associated with their membership. Primbows is not responsible for mailing, sending, or bringing any items associated with a membership to a member at any time for any reason.
    2. Severely damaged Passes may be forfeited for a new Pass at the discretion of Primbows.
  9. REGARDING FRAUD
    1. Primbows reserves the right to check the ID for anyone they suspect is carrying a Pass that is not their own.
    2. Any person found attempting to forge a Pass, or presenting a forged ID, will be removed from the conference and may be banned from future Primbows' events.
    3. Any attempt to compromise the security of the registration process or gain unauthorized access to member data will result in being removed from the conference, permanent ban from all Primbows' events, and legal action.
  10. WHAT MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES
    1. Please see the following page for information on Memberships.
    2. Any other items related to the event, such as travel, accommodations, food, and anything else outside of what is listed under your membership tier is not included.
  11. PROPS
    1. No body paint, fake blood, or any other colored substance that can rub off and stain others' clothing or anything at the venue is not allowed. Exceptions are face paint placed on the face and neck.
    2. No live steel. Swords, axes, knives, bayonets, brass knuckles, any other metal object that can/does hold an edge.
    3. No martial arts weapons (e.g. nunchakus)
    4. No real ammunition, live or inactive. No BBs, pellets or caps.
    5. No firearms/projectile weapons. Includes but not limited to: Pellet/air/BB/cap guns, water guns, working replicas of actual firearms, real firearms, mini or pistol crossbows, dart/blowguns, tazer/stunguns. Exceptions: Easily identifiable toy/fake guns with a clearly marked non-removable orange tip. Air guns that have been stripped of moving parts and that have a clearly marked, non-removable orange tip.
    6. Fake weapons made from foam, paper mache, tissue paper, wood etc are allowed, so long as they do not endanger other con goers (e.g. tripping, smacking up-side the head).
    7. Overly large items that would block foot traffic through the conference center’s hallways and event areas are not allowed.

Press and Media

  1. Press are to be treated as Weekend Memberships.
  2. Press is not open call, and interested parties must go through an online application process at the dates and times listed on the website. Press are not accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All press, unless specially requested, are to go through our application process.
  3. Press are allowed to skip lines and sit in our designated Press areas in event rooms. Once the Press area capacity is reached, additional Press must wait in line for additional seating in general audience seating.
  4. Press must proceed to our registration table and receive your Press Pass.
  5. Most non-main events will not have special press seating, but Press are allowed to move about the room if they need to take photos. Press must respect the wishes of the panelist and/or vendor if they ask to not take photos.
  6. During main events, there may be a designated area for press to be situated - Press must respect guidelines provided by staff.
  7. No seated service is available for Press. Press who wish to attend the Tea Party to document it without seated service may attend for free. To attend the Tea Party in any aspect, Press must notify their direct contact with RuffleCon of their attendance.
  8. Press who wish to schedule an interview with one of the guests must forward a request to their direct contact with RuffleCon, which will be forwarded to the Guest Relations department. If a guest declines the request to be interviewed, that is their choice to do so, and RuffleCon cannot further push the issue. Guests are aware of press and are mostly willing to do interviews, so this should seldom occur.
  9. Press must send RuffleCon their post-con reports, either links or copies of printed pieces, positive and negative, directly to info@rufflecon.org. If we are allowed to use any pictures you may have taken and provided in your report, please indicate that along with credit information as well.

Events

  1. In order to participate, you must have a valid RuffleCon Single, Weekend, Deluxe, or Premium membership.
  2. Panelist designation is not considered a Registration Pass. Panelists providing a certain amount of events will receive a Pass for the next year free of charge. This will be determined after the schedule is set, before the conference begins, and the panelist will be informed of such if they are applicable for the credit for the next year. The current policy is as follows:
    1. Provide 3 events, get a Weekend Membership upgrade for RuffleCon 2018 free of charge.
    2. Provide 6 events, get a Deluxe Membership upgrade for RuffleCon 2018 free of charge.
    3. Any events dubbed “Main Events” (by RuffleCon staff) will count as 2 events towards your total.
  3. End of lines will be clearly marked by volunteers. Lines are permitted no earlier than 1 hour prior for events and/or autograph or meet and greet sessions. Documented disabled persons, staff, on-duty volunteers, and special guests are not required to stand in line for events.
  4. Event Seating is not guaranteed to anyone, with the exception of certain events with VIP Passes. No standing room is allowed nor is extra seating past the capacity of the room per the restrictions of the venue.
  5. FASHION SHOW
    1. The Fashion Show is not open call.
    2. Each designer will have a specific schedule for prep room, dress rehearsal, and show times for their brand.
    3. Primbows provides a model application process at the dates and times listed on the website. Models are not guaranteed, and the available model list is made a priority to those deemed most in need of models based on their proximity to RuffleCon and ability to recruit models on their own at Primbows discretion. Final decision making process in model delegation between designers is made by the designers themselves; Primbows, its staff, and the venue staff do not take any part in the decision process.
  6. TEA PARTY
    1. The Tea Party event is not free of charge. A Tea Party ticket as well as a valid RuffleCon Single, Weekend, Deluxe, or Premium Pass is required to be purchased in order to attend.
    2. The Tea Party is considered a formal attire event, and will be treated as such. Attendees will not be allowed in with the following attire, regardless if they have purchased a Tea Party event pass already*:
      1. Sneakers, flip flops, casual sandals or casual shoe wear
      2. Jeans, sweat pants, or casual pants
      3. T-shirts or casual tops
      4. Anything torn, dirty, damaged, or visibly unkempt
      5. Shirtless, shoeless, or pant/skirt-less are not allowed.
      6. Anything the Ruffle Court staff deem to be inappropriate for the event*Exceptions can be made for the attire rule with proper disability identification showing reason for the necessity for certain attire due to health conditions.
  7. HANDMADE CONTEST

    1. There is no age restriction on the Handmade Contest.
    2. Your coordinate needs to fit into an alternative fashion aesthetic. It does not necessarily need to conform to a specific pre-existing style, but it must be an obvious deviation from normal, everyday wear.
    3. “Handmade” indicates that you yourself made the items. If you want to wear items commissioned or created by someone else, the creator must give explicit permission for you to wear the items onstage and participate in the contest. The creator will be contacted to ensure they are allowing you to use the items in the contest and represent their work, so valid contact information of the creator must be provided. Likewise, if you are the creator and want someone else to wear the items for you, please indicate the model’s information in the application and indicate that you are the creator. If creator permission is denied, or contact information to the creator is not provided, your application will be rejected.
    4. A maximum of two creators may collaborate on a single model’s outfit; you must indicate which pieces will be made by which creator. No exceptions.
    5. The following items do not need to be handmade to qualify for the Handmade Contest – shoes, socks, tights, bloomers, leg wear, underwear (including personal items such as bras), jewelry, makeup, wigs, hairpieces and/or extensions, parasols/umbrellas, canes/walking sticks, belts, petticoats, and flowers/plants. Dresses, skirts, pants, blouses/shirts, sleeves, corsets, vests, jackets, coats, mufflers, ear muffs, gloves, wrist cuffs, holsters, head pieces such as hats, bows, headdresses, etc. all must be handmade. If you have a question on what could be considered handmade or not, please indicate your questions in the Additional Information field in the application.
    6. Your coordinate must be appropriate to wear out in public. No nudity is allowed, although your coordinate does not have to cover your entire body.Typical social standards for exposed skin should be considered when designing and creating your coordinate.
    7. No real weapons of any kind are allowed. This includes airsoft guns, paintball guns, working replicas, and any steel weapons. Contestants violating this rule will be immediately disqualified, as well as any other repercussions as the Ruffle Court, the Stamford Sheraton Hotel (in extreme circumstances), and even the Stamford Police (in REALLY extreme circumstances) deem necessary.
    8. The Handmade Contest staff or the Ruffle Court has the full authority to request a change to a coordinate they deem necessary to fit within the contest rules. Refusal to make the requested change will disqualify the person from the contest.
    9. You must check-in to registration at the designated time given in your confirmation email once your application is accepted. Anyone who does not show up for their check-in time will be removed from the contest.
    10. You will be provided a line-up time and rehearsal time at check-in. If you miss either of these appointments, you will be dropped from the contest.
    11. Our Handmade Contest emcee will read your name and a small description of your coordinate including the creator credits to each item, if provided, as you walk onstage. The Handmade Contest emcee cannot be used for anything else beyond this capacity.
    12. You will be allowed to walk onstage and down our runway during the fashion show for a maximum of 30 seconds. Your submitted description must fit within this 30 second time limit as well. Your description cannot be more than a sentence or two, as the emcee also needs to read which items are handmade in the coordinate. We will identify any entry for which the description is too long before the contest begins and you will be asked to rewrite it before you can go onstage. To save both participants’ and staff’s time, please keep this in mind when submitting your descriptions.
    13. Music and audio for the Handmade Contest is predetermined by the Handmade Contest staff, and cannot be customized for your coordinate.
    14. No brand or creator banners, posters, or advertisements will be allowed at any point while the model is on stage.

Vendors

  1. Vendor Passes are to be treated as Weekend Memberships.
  2. The Marketplace is not open call, and interested parties must go through an online application process at the dates and times listed on the website. Vendors are not accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All vendors, unless specially requested, are to go through our application process. Vendors who are not accepted will be placed on a waitlist, and will be moved from the waitlist to an approved vendor as spots are made available.
  3. Once accepted, vendors are bound to the explicit contract signed and guaranteed by themselves and Primbows. Failure to abide by their contract will result in a loss of their Registration costs without refund, and rejection to further Primbows events.
  4. Vendor registrations and their associated spaces are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  5. If attempts by Primbows have been made to contact the vendor and a response has not been given within 60 days, the contract is deemed null and void, and their Registration costs have been forfeited. Spaces associated to the Registration will be reassigned.
  6. No further provisions or items will be provided outside of the contract given.
  7. Vendors are allowed to bring in their own materials and setup equipment outside of what is provided by Primbows.
  8. Vendors are only allowed to haul large packages and/or merchandise in and out of the Marketplace area at the designated in and out times given.
  9. Vendors must prominently display their Connecticut Sales & Use Tax Permit Certificate somewhere within their area.
  10. Vendors must take the applicable Connecticut Sales Tax percentage in their total orders, either within the item’s cost or added to the item afterwards.

Consignment Room

  1. In order to participate, you must have a valid RuffleCon Single, Weekend, Deluxe, or Premium membership.
  2. Any garments which you would like to sell for consignment must be submitted during posted intake times only. It is best to submit goods as early as you can, so that they can be out for as much of the weekend as possible.
  3. Three separate lines will be made available during intake periods: Online Registered (More than 10 Items), Online Registered (Less than 10 Items), At-Con Intake. This is to help reduce waiting periods.
  4. If you have more than 10 items, you may be given an appointment time to return to the Consignment Room for intake. Again, this is to help reduce waiting periods.
  5. As a fee, RuffleCon is entitled to 20% of each transaction. If your item does not sell, we will not take any fees. Below, we have an example of how this fee works.
    1 blouse = $20 USD
    1 skirt = $30 USD
    Transaction total = $50 USD
    Plus tax = $53.18 USD
    The buyer pays $53.18 USD for the order.
    RuffleCon receives $10.00 USD (this is taken BEFORE tax)
    The seller receives $40.00 USD
    The state of Connecticut receives $3.18 USD
  6. Consignment repayment to people who sell items will be exclusively conducted through Paypal. If you do not have a Paypal account, you will be required to create one before your goods will be accepted.
  7. Sellers will be responsible for researching and properly pricing their own garments. RuffleCon staff and volunteers will tag and hang everything, but determining a price and ensuring that your garments are worth it is the seller’s responsibility.
  8. Sellers are responsible for cleaning garments before submitting them.
  9. Sellers can check in at any time throughout the weekend to collect their remaining garments; however, we recommend that garments be left for as long as possible to have the highest chance of selling.
  10. Sellers can change the price of a garment once per garment over the course of the weekend. We recommend checking back on Sunday morning and reevaluating the price of any remaining garments.
  11. Unsold garments must be collected by end of conference Sunday. RuffleCon is not responsible for garments which are left in the Consignment Room after the conference has ended.
  12. Haggling in the Consignment Room is not acceptable. The price on the tag is the only one the seller will accept. Sellers are allowed to change their prices once per garment over the course of the weekend, though, so feel free to check back and see what has not yet sold!
  13. Repayments to sellers will be completed and sent within 30 days after the conclusion of the conference.
  14. Please note that RuffleCon staff have the authority to reject any items they deem not appropriate for the Consignment Room for any reason.
  15. All intake is done online at our members website at members.rufflecon.org. If the intake is not done online, self-service computer stations will be available at conference to do so. We are no longer doing paper intake forms.
  16. Clothing of any style will be considered, as long as it features an elegant and cute aesthetic. Feel free to submit lolita, decora, gothic, steampunk, Victorian, historical, mori-kei, fairy-kei, or pieces related to any of the other alternative fashions that fit within the aesthetic.
  17. Items can be in any condition so long as they are in wearable condition. For example, an item can have a hole or a rip that can be fixed with some sewing help, but if the item is torn to shreds and is unable to be fixed, it cannot be accepted.
  18. Once items are received within our Consignment Room, we will do our best to keep the current, received condition of the item, but due to the amount of items we receive, we cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss, or theft. We will staff the Consignment Room with plenty of staff to help prevent issues, but there is no guarantee.
  19. Types of items we will accept: shirts, blouses, jackets, coats, boleros, vests, scarves, pants, skirts, dresses, shoes, socks, tights, hats, head pieces, accessories larger than the palm of your hand, bags, wigs (in general, any items you can physically wear outside of the items listed in our “not accepted” list)
  20. Types of items we will not accept: extremely fragile items, jewelry, severely damaged items that would make them unable to wear as-is, unfinished pieces or parts of items, items not related to clothing (stationary, pillows, blankets, things to put clothing pieces on like racks or stands, etc.)
  21. If you are bringing in items as a set and you do not wish to sell them separately, please include them on as a single item line on your intake form. If you are willing to sell them separately, please add them each on an individual line.
  22. Replicas will not be accepted. Pieces which resemble the construction or design of those created by large brands may be considered, but items which feature replicas of prints will be refused.
  23. Remote consignment items will not be accepted. Only in-person consigned items will be accepted.

Repercussions for Violations

Any of the following repercussions may occur for violations, subject to the discretion of the Hotel staff and Primbows staff.

  1. Verbal warning from Primbows staff or the Hotel staff.
  2. Confiscation of prohibited items. Confiscation may be permanent, or until the item can be safely removed from conference premises.
  3. Ejection from conference center premises and revocation of membership to RuffleCon, and possibly banning from future Primbows events.
  4. Ejection from hotel facilities including guest rooms.
  5. Financial and legal responsibility for damages.
  6. Reporting to the Police Department for illegal activities or substances.

Disclaimer

RuffleCon Web Site Agreement

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      You understand that, except for information, products or services clearly identified as being supplied by RuffleCon, RuffleCon does not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services on the Internet in any way. Except for RuffleCon- identified information, products or services, all information, products and services offered through the Site or on the Internet generally are offered by third parties, that are not affiliated with RuffleCon a. You also understand that RuffleCon cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Site for the reconstruction of any lost data.YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE INTERNET. RuffleCon PROVIDES THE SITE AND RELATED INFORMATION "AS IS" AND DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICE, ANY MERCHANDISE INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY, AND RuffleCon SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY COST OR DAMAGE ARISING EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY SUCH TRANSACTION. IT IS SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND USEFULNESS OF ALL OPINIONS, ADVICE, SERVICES, MERCHANDISE AND OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY. RuffleCon DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU UNDERSTAND FURTHER THAT THE PURE NATURE OF THE INTERNET CONTAINS UNEDITED MATERIALS SOME OF WHICH ARE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT OR MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO YOU. YOUR ACCESS TO SUCH MATERIALS IS AT YOUR RISK. RuffleCon HAS NO CONTROL OVER AND ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR SUCH MATERIALS.
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    3. Third Party Rights.
      The provisions of paragraphs 1.2 (Use of the Service), and 2.2 (Indemnification) are for the benefit of RuffleCon and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, and any third party information providers to the Service. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.
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      This Agreement may be terminated by either party without notice at any time for any reason. The provisions of paragraphs 1.1 (Copyright, Licenses and Idea Submissions), 1.2 (Use of the Service), 2.2 (Indemnification), 2.3 (Third Party Rights) and 2.5 (Miscellaneous) shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
    5. Miscellaneous.
      This Agreement shall all be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of The United States of America applicable to agreements made and to be performed in The United States of America. You agree that any legal action or proceeding between RuffleCon and you for any purpose concerning this Agreement or the parties' obligations hereunder shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in The United States of America . Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred. RuffleCon's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. RuffleCon may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.

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