Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.hotweekendsale.com, https://hotweekendsale.com and https://thehottestevent.com
Hot Weekend Sale (“Us” or “We”) provides the https://www.hotweekendsale.com website and various related services (collectively, the “Website”) to you, the User, subject to your compliance with all the terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein (the “Policy”), as well as any other written agreement between us and you.
In addition, when using particular services or materials on this Website, Users shall be subject to any posted rules applicable to such services or materials that may contain terms and conditions in addition to those in these policies. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into Policy.
These policies are effective as of September 1, 2021. We expressly reserve the right to change these policies from time to time without notice to you. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Website and these policies from time to time and to familiarize yourself with any modifications.
Your continued use of this Website after such modifications will constitute acknowledgement of the modified Policy and agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Policy.
We reserve the sole right to either modify or discontinue the Website, including any of the Website’s features, at any time with or without notice to you. We will not be liable to you, or any third party should we exercise such right. Any new features that augment or enhance the then-current services on this Website shall also be subject to these policies. This Policy was created by the operator of the entity known as Hotweekend.resident in the virtual world known as Second Life.
Second Life® is a trademark of Linden Research, Inc.
Hot Weekend Sale is not affiliated with or sponsored by Linden Research or any other media site that we do business in such as Facebook, Flickr, Instagram etc..
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Due to the adult nature of certain of our participating third-party brands, some content may not be suitable to all readers. Please explore galleries with caution.
Hot Weekend Sale is not responsible for content displayed or sold by participating third-party brands.
Highly offensive content may be omitted from being displayed at the discretion of Hot Weekend Sale’s owner.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
To keep our page neat and running as efficiently as possible.
Posts are permanently archived following a strict schedule:
Weekly recurring event galleries are archived following 4 weeks of their current round.
Monthly recurring event galleries are archived following 120 days of their current round.
Annual events and special events will be archived at 60 days past the event closure date.
Advertisement paid by other brands or third party in our site are archived 60 days past the event closure date.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Conduct on website
Your use of the Website is subject to all applicable laws and regulations, and you are solely responsible for the substance of your communications through the Website. By posting information in or otherwise using any communications service, chat room, message board, newsgroup, software library, or other interactive service that may be available to you on or through this Website, you agree that you will not upload, share, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content — including text, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information — that:
- Is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), or otherwise violates our rules or policies.
- Victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability.
- Infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party.
- Constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk email (also known as “spamming”), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling.
- Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party.
- Impersonates any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives.
We neither endorse nor assume any liability for the contents of any material uploaded or submitted by third party users of the Website. We generally do not pre-screen, monitor, or edit the content posted by users of communications services, chat rooms, message boards, newsgroups, software libraries, or other interactive services that may be available on or through this Website. However, we and our agents have the right at their sole discretion to remove any content that, in our judgment, does not comply with these Policies and any other rules of user conduct for our site, or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. We are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content. You hereby consent to such removal and waive any claim against us arising out of such removal of content.
You agree that we may at any time, and at our sole discretion, terminate your membership, account, or other affiliation with our site without prior notice to you for violating any of the above provisions. In addition, you acknowledge that we will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in investigating suspected criminal violations.
We don’t charge you to view our event gallery, in-world landmarks or the other products and services covered by these Terms. Instead, businesses and organizations pay us to link ads on our website and media accounts that directs consumers to visit their In-world store in SecondLife.com for their products and services. By using our Products and Services, you agree that we can display your uploaded ads to other media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Flickr etc.. solely for the use of directing consumers to visit your store location. All respecting their individual corresponding terms of service and regulations.
We don’t sell your personal data to advertisers, and we don’t share information that directly identifies you (such as your name, email address or other contact information) with advertisers unless you give us specific permission.
Permissions you give us
We need certain permissions from you to provide our services:
- Permission to use content you create and share: Some content that you share or upload, such as photos or videos, may be protected by intellectual property laws.
- You own the intellectual property rights (things like copyright or trademarks) in any such content that you create upload and share on Hotweekendsale.com. Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want.
- However, to provide our services we need you to give us some legal permissions (known as a ‘license’) to use this content. This is solely for the purposes of providing and improving our Products and services as described in our Term of Services Section above.
- Specifically, when you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content. This means, for example, that if you share a photo on Hot Weekend Sale through our admin upload section, you give us permission to store, copy, and share it with others such as service providers that support our service or other Hot Weekend Sale Products you use. This license will end when your content is deleted from our systems.
- You can have content deleted/changed by contacting a support staff member with the location in our site or platforms we provide services in.
- You may delete your account at any time without any refunds by going to your account admin settings.
- When you delete content or account, it’s no longer visible to other users, however it may continue to exist elsewhere on our systems where:
- immediate deletion is not possible due to technical limitations (in which case, your content will be deleted within a maximum of 90 days from when you delete it if you have contacted our staff to delete them);
- your content has been used by others in accordance with this license and they have not deleted it (in which case this license will continue to apply until that content is deleted); or
- where immediate deletion would restrict our ability to:
- investigate or identify illegal activity or violations of our terms and policies (for example, to identify or investigate misuse of our Products or systems);
- comply with a legal obligation, such as the preservation of evidence; or
- comply with a request of a judicial or administrative authority, law enforcement or a government agency;
- in which case, the content will be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it has been retained (the exact duration will vary on a case-by-case basis).
- In each of the above cases, this license will continue until the content has been fully deleted.
Permission to use your name, profile picture, and information about your actions with ads and sponsored content: You give us permission to use your store name or brand, logo and information next to or in connection with ads, offers, and other sponsored content that we display across our sites and media pages.
Limits on using our intellectual property
If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our Products (for example, images, designs, videos, or sounds we provide that you add to content you create or share in your store or media services), we retain all rights to that content (but not yours). You can only use our copyrights or trademarks (or any similar marks) as expressly permitted by us or to advertise our Hot Weekend Sale event with our prior written permission. You must have been accepted and continue to be part of our designer list or obtain our written permission to use.
To become a Hot Weekend Sale Designer, you must have an inworld main store, be a stable and established brand. Be active and have products that are of high quality, then you may fill out an application.
There are no guarantee that you will be accepted as an official Hot Weekend Sale Designer by simply filling out the application, we do choose our designers carefully to provide our shoppers with the best quality and products on the grid.
If accepted, you will receive an email or inworld notifications by the name provided by you with info on how to access our event designer portal and or submit the product you would like to place on our sale. A confirmation of email and password reset link will be sent to you via email.
When you apply to be a Hot Weekend Sale Designer you are asked if you would like to be considered for a Sponsor spot. It is not a guarantee that you will be given a Sponsor spot simply by filing out the form. Sponsors are by invitation only.
Advertisements and add ons
Paid advertisements, Features, Banners and Sidebars are non-refundable and must be paid to the tier box at our office no more than 36 hours after notified of accepted in order to be posted. Considerations for our extra add-ons and features are based upon the availability of our staff please allow a minimum of four to six weeks advance notice when applying for add-ons. All reasonable attempts are made to publish paid add-ons with in 36 hours after payment sent to Hotweekend.resident .
For Sidebar advertisement if box is expired more than 24 hours and staff has not been notified and replied to, we will remove your logo box and remove displayed ad.
We may from time to time offer special promotional offers, prices or plans. Offer eligibility is determined by Hotweekend.resident and Michi.Boo at its sole discretion and we reserve the right to revoke an Offer and put your account on hold in the event that we determine you are not eligible. The eligibility requirements and other limitations and conditions will be disclosed when you sign-up or in other communications made available to you.
Billing, Payment and Cancellation
Payments must be made via the in-world terminal at the Hot Weekend event home sim http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Byanspire/91/177/3102 per Store/Brand if unable to use the portal because of grid status or server related issues payments must only be made to Hotweekend.resident or paid to our atm in our office unless stated otherwise by Hotweekend.resident or its CEO Michi.Boo only.
You must have enough credit on your account to enter a round or pay sponsor spot if you have been accepted to be a sponsor before signing up to be a designer on the round. If you own more than one Store/Brand payments for each store must be made separate meaning one payment per Store/Brand.
We reserve the right to change our Regular Event Fee and Sponsor Fees or adjust pricing for our service or any components thereof in any manner and at any time as we may determine in our sole and absolute discretion. Except as otherwise expressly provided for in these Policy, any price changes or changes to the event fee will be displayed at the Designer round Sign up page.
No Refunds. Payments are nonrefundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used periods, personal reasons and not being able to res on time or forgetting to res. You may contact a staff member if you think that you will not be able to make the event deadline no later than 24hours to the event deadline, however this does not imply nor confirm that you will be refunded but simply to let us know that you will be absent or late. At any time, and for any reason, we may provide a refund, discount, or other consideration to some or all of our members (“credits”). The amount and form of such credits, and the decision to provide them, are at our sole and absolute discretion. The provision of credits in one instance does not entitle you to credits in the future for similar instances, nor does it obligate us to provide credits in the future, under any circumstance.
Third Party Websites
This site may link you to other sites on the Internet or otherwise include references to information, documents, software, materials and/or services provided by other parties. These sites may contain information or material that some people may find inappropriate or offensive.
These other sites and parties are not under our control, and you acknowledge that we are not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites, nor are we responsible for errors or omissions in any references to other parties or their products and services. The inclusion of such a link or reference is provided merely as a convenience and does not imply endorsement of, or association with, the Website or party by us, or any warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
All custom graphics, icons, logos, and service names used on the Website are registered trademarks, service marks, and/or artwork held under copyright of Hot Weekend Sale or its Affiliates. All other marks are property of their respective owners. Nothing in these Policy grants you any right to use any trademark, service mark, logo, and/or the name or trade names of Hot Weekend Sale or its Affiliates.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Content available through this Website often represents the opinions and judgments of an information provider, site user, or other person or entity not connected with us. We do not endorse, nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of, any opinion, advice, or statement made by anyone other than an authorized Hot Weekend Sale spokesperson speaking in his/her official capacity. Please refer to the specific editorial policies posted on various sections of this Website for further information, which policies are incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service.
You understand and agree that temporary interruptions of the services available through this Website may occur as normal events. You further understand and agree that we have no control over third party networks you may access in the course of the use of this Website, and therefore, delays and disruption of other network transmissions are completely beyond our control.
You understand and agree that the services available on this Website are provided “AS IS” and that we assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.
Although this Website may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that materials on this Website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Any offer for any product, service, and/or information made in connection with this Website is void where prohibited.
You agree that we may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of these Policy. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be grounds for terminating your relationship and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities.
Upon termination or suspension, regardless of the reasons therefore, your right to use the services available on this Website immediately ceases, and you acknowledge and agree that we may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or this Website. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any claims or damages arising out of any termination or suspension, or any other actions taken by us in connection with such termination or suspension.
These Terms of Service and any dispute or claim arising out of, or related to them, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the us without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule.
Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Policy or the Website shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of us.