ADORE BEAUTY GUIDELINES


BE YOURSELF

We want you to be you! So don’t bother creating a fake account, a malicious account, or an account that impersonates another person, because really, what’s the point?

Same goes for posting other people’s photos or content. We don’t care what they think, we only care what you think!

While we’re on the topic of being yourself, don’t be afraid to ask questions, share your concerns or offer your opinions. We like you for you and what to hear all about you. Consider this forum a permanent first date - we’re desperate to find out all about you!

BE HELPFUL

Being helpful will not only take you far in real life, but also in this community! Just like you would around a bottle of pinot grigio on a Friday night, be chatty and contribute to the conversations.

Are you wearing an amazing new lippy that would look incredible on brunettes? Found a cleanser that zapped away your acne? Tell us about it! This community is what you make of it.

Same goes for keeping this community fresh and awesome. If you see someone making a mess of it, let us know! Sometimes it’s best to not respond to an inappropriate comment, and just flag it instead, we’ll take care of the rest.

BE RESPECTFUL

You wouldn’t comment rudely on a stranger’s appearance while walking down the street, so you shouldn’t do it here either. We come from a place of love, positivity and general awesomeness, so let’s keep it that way.

Same goes for being spammy, name-calling, inappropriate messaging or generally making another user feel uncomfortable. Let’s not be creepy, ok?

BE COOL

If you work for a super awesome brand listed on Adore Beauty, are a pro in the makeup world or are one of our competitors, we’d really rather you didn’t post anything that might present a conflict of interest.

All your contributions must be unbiased and objective.

Terms of Service

Yep, this is where the boring stuff is, but like any other website, we have to protect ourselves, and by extension, you too. We have a Terms of Service describing your (and our) behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS. Ta!

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Adore Beauty Forum and all content, services and products available at or through the website. The Website is owned and operated by Adore Beauty. The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation the Adore Beauty Privacy Policy and Community Guidelines and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site.

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 16 years old.

Your Account

If you create an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account. You must immediately notify Adore Beauty of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. Adore Beauty will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

Responsibility of Contributors

If you post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, "Content"), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
• the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
• if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
• you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
• the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
• the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
• the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
• your content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
• your content is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company; and
• you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Adore Beauty or otherwise.

User Content License

User contributions are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Adore Beauty has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Adore Beauty’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Adore Beauty’s reasonable opinion, violates any Adore Beauty policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Adore Beauty’s sole discretion.

Responsibility of Website Visitors

Adore Beauty has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Adore Beauty does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Adore Beauty disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

Content Posted on Other Websites

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which the Adore Beauty forum links, and that link to the Adore Beauty forum. Adore Beauty does not have any control over those websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-the Adore Beauty forum website or webpage, Adore Beauty does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Adore Beauty disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-the Adore Beauty forum websites and webpages.

Copyright Infringement

As Adore Beauty asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by the Adore Beauty forum violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Adore Beauty. Adore Beauty will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Adore Beauty will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Adore Beauty or others.

Intellectual Property

This Agreement does not transfer from Adore Beauty to you any Adore Beauty or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Adore Beauty. Adore Beauty, the Adore Beauty forum, the Adore Beauty forum logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Adore Beauty forum, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Adore Beauty or Adore Beauty’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Adore Beauty or third-party trademarks.

Advertisements

Adore Beauty reserves the right to display advertisements on your content.

Changes

Adore Beauty reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Adore Beauty may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Termination

Adore Beauty may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your the Adore Beauty forum account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided "as is". Adore Beauty and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Adore Beauty nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will Adore Beauty, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Adore Beauty under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Adore Beauty shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Adore Beauty Privacy Policy and Community Guidelines, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which this website resides or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Adore Beauty, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

Miscellaneous

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Adore Beauty and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Adore Beauty, or by the posting by Adore Beauty of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of Victoria, Australia.