Version 5.0 - 10/10/2022
BentBox by Haas & Reed B.V. (registration number 68817940) and its affiliates or assigns operates and manages the Website platform accessible at https://bentbox.co/, including all its subdomains, where independent content uploaders can upload, publish, share and sell their original content, photos, videos, services or other tangible goods to users, and where uploaders and users can interact.
YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND THE AGE OF MAJORITY AND LEGAL CONSENT IN THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH YOU LIVE OR RESIDE TO AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. USE OF THE PLATFORM IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
We have placed this detail over and above all of our other terms because it is the most important (although it is also referenced below). The BentBox.co platform is only open to consenting adults looking to express themselves in the form of photos, videos and messaging. We have zero tolerance for any minors on the BentBox.co platform, whether such individuals are actually minors or pretending to be minors perhaps in a misguided attempt at role-play. Moreover, we have zero tolerance for any image of any minor being uploaded to our platform for any reason. Please be advised that we reserve the right to and do report each and every suspected minor to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and any and all other law enforcement agencies we feel appropriate. If you believe that a minor is using the site, we strongly request and encourage you to report each and every user you encounter which you believe or suspect to be under the age of 18. All reports are reviewed as quickly as we can. If you are a minor, you must immediately leave this site now. You are not legally permitted on BentBox.co for any reason, and if we find you on this site, we will report you to law enforcement as noted above. We will not reactivate you for any reason ever. With respect to all other matters, as we operate an online platform and we are not in the business of producing or presenting content, we only adopt what we feel are necessary to comply with law, community standards and for the safety of our users.
BentBox respects the copyright of all uploaders. Uploaders always retain all rights to their content.
IF YOU DON’T AGREE WITH THESE T&C, OR IF YOU DON’T AGREE WITH ANY REVISED T&C, DO NOT USE THE PLATFORM.
1. DEFINITIONSWhere used in these T&C, unless there is something in the context or the subject matter inconsistent therewith, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
1.1. "2257 Regulations" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3.8 herein;
1.2. "Content" shall mean, depending on the context in which it is used, original Uploader-generated content OR original MEMBER-generated content (or both), such as pictures, videos and other materials, including but not limited to, text, images, graphics, data, audio, messages, comments, memberships and tangible goods provided, sold, offered or posted by Uploaders or MEMBERS onto the Platform from time to time;
1.3. "DMCA" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3.10 herein;
1.4. "Licence" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 2.2 herein;
1.5. "MEMBER(S)", as well as all second-person pronouns (such as "you", "your", " yours"), shall mean the registered individuals using the Platform for their personal needs, also called "BentBox Member(s)", at the exclusion of Uploaders. For more clarity, all MEMBERS are USERS, but not all USERS are MEMBERS;
1.6. "BentBox", as well as all first-person pronouns (such as "we", "us" "our", " ours"), shall refer to BentBox, a company with a place of business at Mantelmeeuwhof, 15, Utrecht, Netherlands. BentBox operates and manages the Platform, and acts as an intermediary between Uploaders using the Platform to upload, publish, share and sell their Content, and the USERS using such Platform to view or post Content, as well as to permit Uploaders and MEMBERS to interact;
1.7. "Platform" shall refer to a hosting service operated and managed by BentBox, available at https://bentbox.co/ (and including all its subdomains, any predecessor or successor domain or URL), where Uploaders can upload, publish, share, license and sell their Content using the tools and features provided by such Platform, as well as USERS using such Platform can view and post Content, and where Uploaders and MEMBERS can interact;
1.8. "Third-Party Site" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3.5 herein;
1.10. "Uploader(s)" shall refer to the models, performers and other content producers or studios, registered as such with BentBox, and uploading their original Content onto the Platform for private use by the USERS; and
1.11. "USER(S)", as well as all second-person pronouns (such as "you", "your", " yours"), shall mean the individuals using the Platform for their personal needs, at the exclusion of Uploaders.
2. GENERAL TERMS
2.1. These T&C govern your rights and responsibilities in connection with the Platform, and is a contract between you and us (and not between you or us and any of the Uploaders). We encourage you to read them carefully and periodically.
2.2. Subject to Section 4, and subject to compliance with all these T&C, BentBox hereby grants you a free of charge, non-exclusive, non-transferable, personal, revocable license (the "License") to use the Platform solely for private, personal, non-commercial, and entertainment purposes. This is a License to use and access the Platform for its intended purpose and is not a transfer of title.
2.3. As a USER only, the Platform gives you the ability to navigate through and see Content previews and gallery pictures, at the exclusion of any downloaded Content; as a MEMBER, the Platform gives you the ability to navigate through and buy Content, to post Content, comment and interact with Uploaders you purchased Content from, as well as, if you are a "Premium MEMBER", to interact with Uploaders you did not purchase Content from. For more clarity, MEMBER-generated Content is mostly limited to comments and excludes any videos, memberships and tangible goods. Registering as a MEMBER is free. All Content accessible or sold through the Platform is to be accessible or sold to you in accordance with the licensing agreement posted by the seller. You understand and agree that, as a service provider, BentBox is only acting as an intermediary and shall not be held responsible for the activities engaged by you through the Platform. BentBox does not endorse any Content or submission, and expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Content or submission.
2.4. You agree and represent that you are AT LEAST 18-YEAR-OLD AND THE AGE OF MAJORITY AND LEGAL CONSENT IN THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH YOU LIVE OR RESIDE at the time that you first access the Platform, whether as a USER or a MEMBER.
2.5. For the purposes of these T&C, USER recognizes that an Uploader is understood to be solely an independent contractor, and in no way should an Uploader be considered employee, agent or partner of BentBox. Furthermore, USER acknowledges and agrees that BentBox has no direct or indirect control over the monitoring, supervision, prior approval, or review of the Content provided by Uploaders through the Platform.
3. ACCOUNT REGISTRATION
3.1. Registration. In order to access the Platform as a MEMBER and to navigate through and buy Content, interact with Uploaders, as well as to post and comment Content, you must first register by creating a MEMBER account. You will have to choose a username which must be unique to you, not offensive to others and not in violation of a third party’s intellectual property (such as copyright or trademark), as well as a password. Please note that BentBox reserves the right to decline any registration, for any reason, at its sole and entire discretion.
3.2. Confidentiality of Your Account. You agree and represent that you will not share your account or login information, nor let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account. In the event you become aware of or reasonably suspect any breach of security, including without limitation any loss, theft, or unauthorized access or disclosure of the login information, you must immediately notify us and modify your login information. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the login information, and you will be responsible for all uses of your login information, including uploads and purchases, whether or not authorized by you. You will be liable for any losses incurred by us due to the unauthorized use of your account. We are not liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account and you hereby specifically waive any such claim and agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify BentBox against any such claims made against it by third parties. In brief, you are responsible for anything that happens through your account.
3.3. Account and Profile Settings. As a MEMBER, you can edit and modify your settings at any time through the Platform, including your profile picture and general preferences, as well as your notification preferences.
3.4. Content Uploaded on Your Account. You are solely responsible for all Content uploaded via your account, including any personalization made to your profile and any posting on your wall. You must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with your use of the Platform and your Content. You will not upload Content that could be deemed illegal, involving minors, or simply not allowed by us, including any content in violation of the Terms and Conditions is to be updated with new copy. of the Platform. Further, you agree not to upload Content that violates any third party's intellectual property right or that violates another individual's privacy. You understand and agree that your profile and your uploaded Content may be searchable by other UPLOADERS or Users of the Platform, through the Platform itself. Further, you understand and agree that your profile and your uploaded Content may be searchable by publicly available search engines; should you wish to have some or all of your profile and/or uploaded Content removed from the publicly available search engines, it is your sole responsibility to do so, and to file such removal requests with the concerned search engine(s) operator(s). Notwithstanding Sections 3.2 and 3.4 hereof, in the event that UPLOADER has shared her/his/its account or login information with another uploader pursuant to a separate agreement, UPLOADER hereby specifically waives any claims and/or damages arising out of such agreement with such uploader, and hereby undertakes to defend, hold harmless and indemnify BentBox against any claims and/or damages arising out of such shared access. Without limiting the foregoing, at all times UPLOADER agrees to hold harmless BentBox with respect to any activity made through her/his/its account access, related or not to Content uploaded on UPLOADER’s account, or any payment made by BentBox pursuant to specific payment instructions received by BentBox in accordance with any such separate agreement made between UPLOADER and another uploader. The UPLOADER acknowledges that should it authorize/direct BentBox to pay any sums due another uploader, UPLOADER shall have no recourses against BentBox with respect to any such amount once paid to the designated payee. It should be UPLOADER’s sole responsibility to inform BentBox in writing of any termination of any such separate agreement.
3.5. Linking your Account to Social Media. The Platform permits you to link your account to your social media or social-networking sites or apps. If you choose to do so, you agree and acknowledge bearing all risks that could result from such linking. By linking your account or by posting content to a social media site, you hereby understand and acknowledge that BentBox has no control whatsoever on such social media site, and that it is your sole responsibility to ensure that you understand, agree and comply with the terms and conditions of the social media sites you post to from BentBox.
3.6. Closing your Account. If you decide to close your account, which you can do at any time, all your Content will be permanently deleted and removed from any public page. Purchased content will remain privately available to purchasers.
3.7. Prohibitions. You agree not to : (i) engage in any act that BentBox deems to be improper, or in conflict with the spirit or intent of the Platform; (ii) make inappropriate use of the Platform; (iii) attempt to gain any unauthorized use of the Platform, by any means other than the user interface provided by BentBox, including but not limited to, by circumventing or modifying, attempting to circumvent or modify any technology, device, security or software that is part of the Platform; (iv) disrupt, interfere, overburden, or assist in the disruption of the Platform or of our servers, this includes, but is not limited to, any type of attack, virus distribution, or other attempts to disrupt the Platform or any other person’s use of the Platform; (v) modify, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, decompile or hack into any software applications or related tools or utilities used by the Platform; or (vi) otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation, or encourage or enable such violation.
3.8. 2257 Regulations or "18 U.S.C. 2257 Record-Keeping Requirements Compliance Statement". Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, you understand and acknowledge that BentBox is not acting as a "producer" as defined by the 18 USC § 2257 Record Keeping Requirements (the "2257 Regulations").
3.9. Reporting of Pornography Involving Minors. BentBox is committed to cooperate with any law-enforcement agency investigating child pornography, and to comply with any applicable law relating to the mandatory reporting of pornography involving minors. We encourage you to report any such unlawful activities involving minors to the authorities.
a. This Platform is for Adults Only. In order to access and use the Platform, you must be at least 18 years old or the age of majority in your jurisdiction, whichever is older (the "Age of Majority"). IF YOU ARE NOT OF THE AGE OF MAJORITY, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THE PLATFORM. By accessing and/or using the Platform you agree that you have reached the Age of Majority and acknowledge that we have the sole and absolute right to terminate your Account if we believe you are in violation of this requirement. If we believe you are in violation of this Age of Majority requirement, we will report you to law enforcement.
b. Law Enforcement Reporting. We reserve the right to and do report suspected violations of the Platform's minimum age requirement to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children ("NCMEC") and any and all law enforcement and other organizations we may feel appropriate, in our sole discretion. If you believe that a minor has accessed the Platform, you should immediately report it to us at email@example.com. For more information regarding this policy and our zero-tolerance stance on minors using or in any way appearing on the Platform, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. No Child Pornography. For the purpose of these Terms, "Child Pornography" includes, but is not limited to (i) any materials showing a person under the Age of Majority in a state of undress, or engaged in any suggestive or sexual acts of any kind; (ii) any materials that simulate the foregoing, such as dolls, animated films or shorts, adults made to look like children or suggest that they are below the Age of Majority; and, (iii) discussion of child pornography or child exploitation. Child Pornography and the exploitation of children is a serious crime. All Community Members are strictly prohibited from using the Platform to distribute, access, or solicit Child Pornography or engage in any conduct or discussion exploitative of a person below the Age of Majority, including by way of role play. If you see anything on the Platform that violates this provision or seems questionable, report it immediately to us at email@example.com. We will immediately investigate any claim and take the appropriate action. IF YOU ARE SEEKING OR HAVE AN INTEREST IN ANY TYPE OF PEDOPHILIC OR PEDERASTIC CONTENT, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THIS SITE. YOU WILL BE BANNED FOR EVEN DISCUSSING SUCH ACTIVITY OR ENGAGING IN INAPPROPRIATE ROLE PLAY. FURTHER YOU WILL ALSO BE BANNED FROM THE PLATFORM AND REPORTED TO NCMEC AND/OR LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR DISCUSSING OR ARRANGING TO DISCUSS MINORS ON ANOTHER PLATFORM. SIMPLY PUT, PEOPLE WITH INTERESTS IN CHILDREN, INCLUDING EVEN JUST ROLE PLAY, ARE NOT WELCOME TO USE THE PLATFORM AND WILL BE DEALT WITH IN THE HARSHEST MANNER POSSIBLE.
d. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The Platform is a Community Member-driven interactive platform with content provided by Independent Creators, and pursuant to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, we are immune from suit for materials published through the Platform by Community Members. As such, we are not liable for content published by Community Members. As we operate an online platform and we are not in the business of producing or presenting content, we have endeavored to keep our rules to a minimum imposing only those we feel are necessary for the safety of Community Members, to comply with applicable law, and the continued operation of the Platform.
e. Reports. If you identify a Community Member you believe to be violating any of the Terms, please immediately let us know by emailing support at firstname.lastname@example.org. All room reports are reviewed as soon as practicable.
3.10. DMCA. We respect the intellectual property rights of copyright holders, and thus will comply with the Notice and Takedown provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA").
3.11. Section 230 Notice. You understand and acknowledge your responsibility to prevent minors under your care from accessing explicit, harmful or otherwise inappropriate material: you understand that no minor can have access to Content, and you agree and warrant taking responsible measure to prevent them from doing so. Parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available and may assist you in limiting access to material that is explicit, harmful or otherwise inappropriate to minors. You are hereby informed that you can research such services at websites such as, but not limited to: https://www.safesurfingkids.com/ , https://www.safekids.com/internet-safety-organizations-sites/ and https://www.safesearchkids.com/internet-safety-tips-for-kids/#.WR3-e2ffMbo . Please note that we do not make any representation or endorsement regarding any products or information found on those websites, and recommend that you conduct your own due diligence before installing any online filter. Furthermore, you agree that is it your sole responsibility, at the total exclusion of BentBox’s, to keep any explicit, harmful or otherwise inappropriate material from being displayed, viewed or accessed to by minors.
3.12. Content can be deleted and removed from all public pages at any time. Content that has been sold can be unpublished and removed from all public pages, and it will remain privately available to those users who have purchased access to the content.
Refunds will not be available for deleted content that was sold as downloadable or for any transactions that have already been paid out to the seller.
4. PRICES AND PAYMENT
4.1. Content Prices. You do not incur any costs for joining BentBox. As a MEMBER, you may purchase Content made available to you through the Platform by Uploaders. You may also upgrade your account to "Pro" to access more features, such as unlimited storage. Purchases can be made by credit cards, and when available, by debit cards, and are processed through our internet payment service providers. By purchasing any content through the Platform, you hereby consent and agree to abide by the terms and conditions of our internet payment service providers, and privacy policies, and understand that BentBox has no control whatsoever on such terms and conditions, and privacy policies. IF YOU CANNOT AGREE to the terms and conditions, or privacy policies, of our internet payment service providers, DO NOT PURCHASE ANY CONTENT. Purchases are payable in advance. Minimum and maximum prices according to BentBox’s pricing policy then in effect can be found here. BentBox and Uploaders reserve the right to change minimum and maximum prices, as well as Content prices at any time, at their sole discretion and without liability to you.
4.2. After purchasing digital Content, you will see and be able to view such Content in your purchase history, accessible through your profile. You can consult your purchase history directly on your profile at any time. Notwithstanding the foregoing, downloaded Content is only available once your payment is confirmed. Subject to Section 4.3.1 herein, as for Content that is not digital, such as memberships and tangible goods, the Uploader is solely responsible for the fulfillment and delivery of such Content, at the total exclusion of BentBox : BentBox does not ship, handle or take custody of non-digital Content at any point.
4.3. All sales made through the Platform are FINAL and NON-REFUNDABLE, except in the following case:
4.3.1. Digital Content is broken or corrupted; in which case BentBox will contact the concerned Uploader on your behalf for a replacement Content. If Uploader fails to comply with BentBox’s request and does not replace the Content, a credit of equal value will be applied within 30 days;
4.4. MEMBER Information. You understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that all required information necessary to any purchase (including shipment address) is complete and accurate to avoid any delays in the purchasing and payment processing, and to inform us of any issues which may arise with purchases or payments.
4.5. Taxes. The prices mentioned on the Platform do not include applicable taxes, and such taxes may be added by our internet payment service providers when completing purchase processing.
4.6. Currency. All amounts referred herein and all monetary transactions on the Platform are in US dollars (USD).
4.7.Adjustments. As a general rule, BentBox does not issue refunds or cashback on Content purchased by Users. However, BentBox may, at its sole discretion, adjust or deduct from the amount to be remitted, or already remitted for payment, to UPLOADER for any reason, at any time, without prior notice. In the case where the payment has already been issued to UPLOADER, BentBox will deduct such adjustment from the following amount to be remitted to UPLOADER. The most common reasons for adjustments include, but are not limited to, customer refunds, fraud, corrupted Content or grossly misleading or mislabeled Content and technical errors.
5. BentBox’S RESPONSIBILITIES; LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
5.1. You understand that the Platform is an evolving technology and concept. For as long as BentBox continues to provide you with access to the Platform, the Platform may be updated, improved and expanded. As a result, we allow you to access the Platform as it may exist and be available on any given day and have no other obligations, except as expressly stated in these T&C. We may modify, replace, refuse access to, suspend or discontinue the Platform, for all or part of it, for you only or all of our Uploaders and USERS, in our sole discretion. All of these changes shall be effective upon their posting on the Platform or by direct communication to you unless otherwise noted.
5.2. As an intermediary service provider, BentBox has no obligation to monitor, regulate or police the Content, however we reserve the right to do so. We further reserve the right to withhold, remove and/or discard any Content made available as part of your account, or to block your account in part or in whole, with or without notice if deemed by us to be contrary to these T&C.
5.3. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE PLATFORM IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS FOR YOUR USE, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THOSE ARISING FROM THE COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. USER HEREBY AGREES TO ASSUME SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL RISKS, CONSEQUENCES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM HER/HIS INTERACTION AND ASSOCIATION WITH THE PLATFORM OR BentBox; INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PUBLICITY OF APPEARING ON THE PLATFORM, SUCH AS THE RISK OF RECORDING, PIRACY, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, DEFAMATION, VIOLATION OF PUBLICITY OR PRIVACY RIGHTS, UNAUTHORIZED DISSEMINATION, OR PUBLICITY OF THE CONTENT, OR THE PUBLICITY OF THE IDENTITY OF USERS, UPLOADERS, PERFORMERS OR MODELS VIEWING OR APPEARING IN CONTENT, AND ANY RISKS ARISING FROM CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN UPLOADERS AND/OR USERS. BENTBOX PLEDGES TO DO ALL WITHIN ITS MEANS THAT IS REASONABLE AND LAWFUL TO REMOVE SUCH MATERIAL UPON THE WRITTEN REQUEST OF A USER.
5.4. BENTBOX DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE PLATFORM AT THE TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING; THAT THE PLATFORM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE PLATFORM IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. BentBox SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE TO PERFORM DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES OR TO CAUSES BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ACTS OF GOD, FAILURE OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS OR INFORMATION SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE, HACKING, SPAM, ANY FAILURE OF A COMPUTER, SERVER OR SOFTWARE (INCLUDING OPERATING SYSTEM), SERVER CHANGES OR UPGRADES, OR CHANGE OF SERVICE PROVIDERS, FOR SO LONG AS SUCH EVENT CONTINUES TO DELAY THE PLATFORM’S PERFORMANCE.
5.5. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BENTBOX (INCLUDING ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE LOSS OF REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (HOWEVER SUCH LOSSES ARE QUALIFIED), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THESE T&C OR THE PLATFORM ITSELF, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT BentBox HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ANY AND ALL LOSSES RESULTING FROM ANY SUCH FAILURE WILL NOT BE COMPENSATED. USER FURTHER AGREES THAT IN THE EVENT THIS SECTION 5.4 OF THE T&C IS INVALIDATED, BentBox’S ENTIRE LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIM FOR DAMAGES AGAINST BentBox ARISING OUT OF THESE T&C, WHETHER GROUNDED IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT, SHALL BE LIMITED TO LIQUIDATED DAMAGES IN THE AMOUNT OF USD$100 AND NO MORE.
6. USERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES AND WARRANTIES
6.1. Representations and Warranties. As a material inducement for BentBox to enter into these T&C, USER represents and warrants:
6.1.1. That USER is of sound mind and body, acting of her/his own free will and fully understands the terms and conditions of these T&C, their legal implications and is legally able to execute this contract;
6.1.2. That USER has researched, understands, and will comply with all laws and legal restrictions in effect in the location USER resides, particularly dealing with matters including, but not limited to, obscenity, material harmful to minors, and the posting of content in violation of our forbidden terms, import and export control laws, false advertising, privacy and personal information protection, anti-discrimination, intellectual property, illegal business solicitations, and restrictions on unsolicited commercial messages;
6.1.3. That the following acts, actual and/or simulated, are prohibited under these T&C and are forbidden in connection with the Content uploaded by USER and shall not be present in any of the Content uploaded by USER at any time: (i) any portrayal of an individual that suggest or imply that such individual is under the age of 18 years of age (or under the age of 21 years in places where the age of majority is not 18 years); (ii) any presentation or representation of minors engaged in intimate physical conduct or sexual situations, including but not limited to lewd nude depictions, masturbation or sexual conduct, actual or depicted; (iii) actual or simulated presentation or representation of any kind in violation of these T&C, including any Content violating the Rules of the Platform, such as, but not limited to, bestiality; fisting; urination/defecation (golden/brown showers or enemas); incest; necrophilia; torture; physical injury; rape; genital mutilation; genital insertion of objects or devices other than therapeutic sex aids, such as dildos, vibrators, etc.; (iv) any Content or products displaying any third party trademark or copyright or embodying any third party trade dress or any matter which is disparaging, demeaning or otherwise damaging to any product, person, or entity, or any rights pertaining thereto;
6.1.4. That USER shall NOT, under any circumstances, solicit from any Uploader or any other USER any personal or private information including, but not limited to, real names, addresses, e-mail addresses, social media accounts, accounts, billing or payment information, and usernames or passwords, nor use any Uploader or any other USER in any way for unfair personal gain or benefit.
6.2. License on your Content. By using the Platform, you agree and understand that BentBox may make use of your Content (alone or in combination with other works) for promotional or commercial purposes only and to render the services pursuant to these T&C.
6.3. Compliance with Law. You agree and understand that you are solely responsible for following all applicable laws and regulations in your location as well as all laws and regulations applicable to the Platform, and applicable to your use of the Platform. At all time, you represent that you will comply with all additional terms, guidelines, or policies enacted by BentBox.
6.4. Indemnification. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless BentBox and the Platform, the operator, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, server maintenance, independent contractors, telecommunication providers, agents and contributors from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees) arising front (i) your use of and access to the Platform; (ii) your violation or breach of any part of these T&C; (iii) your violation or breach of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that all or any part of your Content caused damage to a third party. This defence and indemnification obligation will survive these T&C and your use of the Platform. You also agree to defend and indemnify us should any third party be harmed by your illegal actions or should we be obligated to defend any claims including without limitation, any criminal action brought by any party. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any liability that may arise from someone viewing your Content. We will promptly notify you of any such claim or suit, as the case may be, and will cooperate fully (at your expense) in the defence of such claim or suit. We reserve the right to participate in the defence of such claim or defence at our own expense, and choose our own legal counsel, but are not obligated to do so. You understand and accept that no communication between you and other USERS or Uploaders of the Platform is private. You hereby specifically release us and all other Uploaders or USERs of the Platform from any liability for invasion of privacy, defamation, publicity, false light, and related torts, in the event that your communications or profile are made public. Nothing contained in this section is intended to limit the scope of releases and/or indemnification contained elsewhere in these T&C.
7. TERM AND TERMINATION
7.1. These T&C shall be effective as of the date you started to use the Platform and remain in effect as long as you still use the Platform. You can choose to close your account at any time, at your sole discretion.
7.2. BentBox reserves the right to terminate these T&C at any time, for any reason, with or without cause. If we terminate these T&C with cause, for example because you are in violation or breach of these T&C, you agree and understand that any amount due to you by us will be forfeited.
7.3. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, all rights granted by USER to BentBox during the term of these T&C shall survive the termination of these T&C by either party.
8. SERVICE MARKS
8.1. "BENTBOX.CO", "BentBox", "BentBox Studio", "BentBox Producers" and "BentBox Merchants" are service marks of BentBox or its affiliates, or used by BentBox under license. All rights are reserved. Nothing herein shall be construed as a grant or assignment of any rights in any intellectual property owned by BentBox, including, without limitation, any of its current and future trademarks or service marks. No use of these marks shall be permitted except through the prior written authorization and permission of BentBox.
9. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION; TRADE SECRETS; NON-CIRCUMVENTION
9.1. Confidentiality. During the term of these T&C and for a period of 10 years after the termination thereof, each party shall preserve and protect confidentiality of any proprietary information, and all physical and digital forms thereof that has been disclosed by one party to the other party during the term of these T&C. Proprietary information of BentBox includes, but is not limited to, the following aspects of BentBox: its Platform Websites, software, employees, customers, affiliates, and service providers; intellectual property, functions, features, options, preferences, programming code, style, colours, layouts, "look and feel", costs, profitability, statistics, data, and any other information in any way relating to BentBox or how BentBox conducts business. USER agrees that the liquidated and conclusive amount of damages from any breach of USER's duties imposed by this confidentiality agreement will be USD$50,000 per action.
9.2.Non-circumvention. During the term of these T&C and for a period of 3 years after the termination thereof, USER agrees that neither USER nor any person under control or authority of USER shall, directly or indirectly circumvent or attempt to circumvent BentBox to form or attempt to form any business relationship with any of BentBox's employees, affiliates, or sub-licensees, or that harms, injures or diminishes BentBox and/or the benefits that BentBox might reasonably expect to enjoy pursuant to the rights granted to BentBox in these T&C. USER agrees that the liquidated and conclusive amount of damages from any breach of USER's duties imposed by this non-circumvention agreement will be fifty thousand dollars (USD$50,000) per action.
10.1. Notices. USER may serve official notices to BentBox by sending an e-mail to the following e-mail address: email@example.com. BentBox may serve official notices to USER by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address on the USER's account. BentBox may also serve official notices to USER through information posted in "notification" or "messaging" sections of the Platform accessed by USER. It is the responsibility of USER to monitor and review the "notification" or "messaging" sections. All notices shall be legally binding upon receipt.
10.2. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law. These T&C shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Netherlands applicable therein, and the application of the United Nations Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of Breda, Netherlands shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with these T&C or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).
10.3. Language. If these T&C are translated into any other language, it will be for information purposes only and the English language will prevail in the event of any conflict between the translated version and the English-language version.
10.4. Entire Agreement. These T&C set forth the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all other written or oral agreements. If any provision of these T&C is held invalid under applicable law, such provision shall be ineffective only to the extent of such invalidity, without invalidating the remaining provisions of these T&C.
10.5. No Assignment. These T&C, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us without restriction.
10.6. No Other Limitations. Nothing herein shall be construed to limit or prevent either party's abilities to conduct their respective business with respect to matters not specifically addressed under these T&C.
11. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
You are solely responsible for your conduct and activities on and regarding to BentBox and any and all data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links (together, "Content") that you submit, post, and display on BentBox.
Restricted Activities: Your Content and your use of BentBox shall not:
11. 1. Be false, inaccurate or misleading
11. 2. Be fraudulent or involve the sale of illegal, counterfeit or stolen items
11. 3. Infringe upon any third-party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights or rights of publicity or privacy (see also, BentBox's Copyright Policy
11. 4. Violate this Agreement, any site policy or community guidelines, or any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising)
11. 5. Be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening, unlawfully harassing, impersonate or intimidate any person (including BentBox staff or other users), or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person, through for example, the use of similar email address, nicknames, or creation of false account(s) or any other method or device
11. 6. Interfere with a seller’s business or shop
11. 7. Take any action that may undermine online reviews or feedback
11. 8. Be obscene or contain child pornography
11. 9. Contain or transmit any code of a destructive nature that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information
11. 10. Host images not part of a listing
11. 11. Modify, adapt or hack BentBox or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with BentBox;
11. 12. Appear to create liability for BentBox or cause BentBox to lose (in whole or in part) the services of BentBox's ISPs or other suppliers
11. 14. Post, upload, or sell images, videos and other content (including just the access to the content without download) portraying individuals under 18 years of age.
11. 15. Post, upload, or sell images, videos and other content (including just the access to the content without download) of individuals without having their written consent to the use of their image for any public and commercial use. For any image to be available for commercial use a release form is required for any recognizable people or property in the image and must be available to BentBox as required. Failing to provide the required model release forms will result in the account being closed and any PayOuts annulled.
11. 16. Use any part of the BentBox infrastructure to bypass our billing system and promote the sale of content outside of BentBox.
11. 17. Use the BentBox platform to promote prostitution, human trafficking and/or in person meetings.
11. 18. Use the BentBox platform as a dating platform.
11. 19. Use the BentBox messaging platform to send unsolicited messages (spam). All accounts sending spam will be closed immediately.
11. 20. It is prohibited to use BentBox as a method to exchange funds between accounts. Any activities that are deemed suspicious will result in the account being blocked and all PayOuts cancelled. BentBox reserves the ultimate right to cancel and close any accounts that are deemed to be using the platform to suspiciously exchange funds between accounts.
1. HOW BENTBOX PAYS UPLOADERS
Uploaders are paid once a month. PayOuts are processed within the first 7 business days of every month for the previous month.
Uploaders are paid once they receive a minimum payment threshold of $100 USD.
Uploaders receive an amount equal to the total of their calculated PayOut minus any fees incurred by BentBox to facilitate the payment (e.g. bank transfer fees, credit card fees, etc)
Uploaders are paid with one of the options available on the Account Settings page: https://bentbox.co/settings
In order to be paid uploaders need to verify their identity as specified on the Account Settings page.
It is uploaders' responsibility to make sure that the information required to process their payments is correct and current. BentBox cannot be held responsible for missed payments if the provided information is not correct or is not complete. BentBox cannot inform uploaders about incorrect payment information or missed payments. It is the responsibility of uploaders to check their PayOut status and make sure that the information to receive payments is up to date and correct.
Uploaders must inform BentBox about new payment details by sending an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uploaders are encouraged to contact BentBox at email@example.com to make sure that their payment information is sufficient to process their payments.