SouthEast LeatherFest respects your privacy. We provide details of our Privacy Policy in this document, but the most important thing for you to know is this: SouthEast LeatherFest will not sell, distribute or share any of your personal information with a third party without your approval, or unless we are legally required to do so. SouthEast LeatherFest gathers personally identifiable information about you only when you provide it voluntarily by registering on this website and for events.

Personally Identifiable Information & Its Use

We only collect Personally Identifiable Information about you from our Site if you choose to provide it to us. This means you can visit our website without revealing any Personally Identifiable Information. Like most web sites, our servers do collect information about your visit, but not about you personally. This information may include the URL, IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of your visit.

In order to use certain features of the website and to register for our events, you will be asked to register as a site user. Under our Terms of Service, you may not register an account for anyone but yourself. Each person participating in SELF is required to create their own individual user account. Any Personally Identifiable Information which is required and that you choose to provide within the site registration process to create your User Account will not be disclosed on our site to the public.

Once registered, you may be asked to provide additional information in various areas of the site. For example, those individuals who are Presenting, Vending or Judging at SELF will be asked to fill out specific additional Profile information, which will be used on the site and is viewable by the public.

On certain pages of the site, users have the option to email a link to the page to any email address they choose, including their own, or those of friends or family. SELF does not store or retain these email addresses in any way.
SELF has third parties that perform functions on our behalf, such as credit card processing and technical service providers. They only have access to personal information that is required to perform their functions, and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the data. They are restricted from using or altering this data in anyway other than to provide requested services to the site. The only SouthEast LeatherFest personnel allowed access to personal information about you are those who need to have access. Any personnel or third party who violates our privacy and security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination or prosecution.

We may disclose your personally identifiable information: (a) to complete a transaction that you initiate, (b) as required by law, (c) when necessary to protect the safety of our attendees, personnel, or property, (d) when you specifically authorize it or (e) when required for proper maintenance of our infrastructure systems and website.
In response to compulsory (required) governmental and/or third party inquiries, we may disclose Personally Identifiable Information to comply with a court order, subpoena, and search warrant. We expressly reserve the right to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, or to enforce our agreements, policies, and rules governing your use of the SELF website, or to cooperate with law enforcement.

If in the future SELF enables a private Attendee area for information exchange between registered attendees of our events, only your account user name and/or scene name will be used. You will be notified in advance of any developments in this area so you may opt-out at that time.

Cookies & IP Address Tracking

Like most web sites, we may use cookies, web log files, IP addresses, or other web technology in order to recognize you as a registered user, improve overall site experience, tailor and customize the content of our site, or track website usage. This data may be exchanged between the user's computer, our site, and the systems of our technology partners, for example, our hosting provider. The linkage between this data and your Personally Identifiable Information is never shared without your permission or except when required by law.
Most major web browsers are set up so that they will initially accept cookies, but you may modify your computer's preferences to issue you an alert when a cookie is downloaded, or to disable the ability of third parties to download a cookie to you. If you choose to reject all cookies, there are areas of our SELF Website that may not function properly. You may obtain further information about cookies and how they function at:

IP address tracking: All computers and servers on the Internet use IP addresses to recognize and communicate with each other. We collect IP addresses for both business and system infrastructure reasons. When you visit our site on your computer, our servers enter the IP address of that computer into a log.
IP addresses allow us to administer and analyze our site and report aggregate, non-personal information (such as how many visitors we have at certain times of the day). When you email us from the website via our forms, we also collect your IP address. This allows us to have records on file for authorities in case of misuse of our online forms for spam attacks or email flooding.

For business reasons, IP address tracking is collected as well. For example, we collect IP addresses during commercial transactions in order to support any potential fraud or identity theft investigations that may arise. This is for your protection, as it allows us to prove what IP address initiated a particular transaction.
We do not and cannot use cookies or IP address tracking to retrieve personal information from your computer.

Communication from SouthEast LeatherFest

SELF will never mail anything to you at your physical address, period.
We may email you necessary information with announcements and updates about this website and SouthEast LeatherFest. These emails will be limited in nature and will contain important information regarding SELF events, policies, special offers and this website. By registering on this site as a user, you grant us explicit permission to email you this information. By registering for our events, for example SELF or Kinky Prom, you grant us permission to email you information of interest to event attendees. You may opt-out of event-specific mailings by cancelling your event registration.
If you wish to opt-out of all email contact from SouthEast LeatherFest, you may do so by:

1. Write to to request that your email address be replaced with a pseudo email address. This will leave your account intact and you will no longer receive any email from us for any reason. However, SELF will not be responsible for any failure to notify you of policy changes, event schedule changes, or other important information if you do not provide us your real email address. You also will need to write us from your real email address to request a password reset if in the future you forget your account password, as the system will not be able to automatically send you a reset token.

2. Write to to request that your User Account be deleted. You will no longer have access to the private areas of this website once deleted. If you later wish to rejoin, you will need to create a new account.

Please be aware that even when you have requested us to remove information, we will retain in our files certain data that may be required to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, comply with credit card merchant banking and association agreements, enhance security, reduce fraud, comply with Federal and State law, or to enforce any agreements, policies, and rules governing your use of SELF Websites. Removed information also may persist in backup copies or archived files for an unspecified period of time after removal from the live website. Any such information retained by SELF or under its control is not available to third parties except as provided in this Policy.

Children & Young Adults

SouthEast LeatherFest does not orient this site toward children or anyone under the age of 21 or target them as an audience. Some of the material on this site is for mature audiences, and parents and guardians should take responsibility for monitoring their children's use. Children under the age of 18 should not use this site and should exit immediately. Attendance at SELF events is strictly limited to ages 21 and over, SouthEast LeatherFest does not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 21 on this site.

Links to Other Sites

This site provides links and pointers to Web sites maintained by other organizations. SouthEast LeatherFest provides these links as a convenience to users, but it does not operate, control or endorse such sites. SouthEast LeatherFest also disclaims any responsibility for the information on those sites and any products or services offered there, and cannot vouch for the privacy policies of such sites.

E-Commerce and Our Secure Server

All commerce transactions that take place on this site are processed through our secure server in order to make every reasonable effort to insure that your personal information is protected. We employ procedural and technological security measures that are designed to safeguard your Personally Identifiable Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. SELF may use encryption, password protection, and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your Personally Identifiable Information.
For your added security, we do not store full details of your credit card information on any of our servers in any form. Credit card details are stored by our third party, PCI compliant payment processor in a highly secure encrypted format, as necessary for transaction processing.

Any transactions that take place on other sites that have link from our site are not necessarily handled in this fashion. SouthEast LeatherFest disclaims any responsibility for transactions conducted on those sites and cannot vouch for the security of the information submitted in those transactions.

Policy Changes

The privacy policy is effective as of November 1, 2009. Policy changes will be posted on the site as soon as reasonably possible after they are updated. By visiting this website, you are accepting the practices describe in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this site and do not provide any personal information to SouthEast LeatherFest. We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of this Privacy Policy without notice at any time. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these terms signifies acceptance of those changes.

Governing Law/Transfer of Ownership

This site is published and maintained in the United States. U.S. law shall govern in any and all disputes, including privacy. If you create an online account on this website as a visitor from outside the United States, you will have agreed to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, you will have consented to processing of all such information in the United States, and you will have agreed that your personal information will be subject to the requirements of the privacy regulations of the United States, which may or may not offer an equivalent level of protection as other countries.

In the event of a transfer of control or ownership, all of SouthEast LeatherFest's assets, the email database and all user information shall accrue to the new owners. Your personally identifiable information will continue to be governed by this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time.

Updates and Changes to Your Information

We provide you with an easy way to review, correct or change your own Personally Identifiable Information online. If your personally identifiable information changes, you may correct and/or update it yourself by logging in and updating your User Account Information. Instructions on how to do this are provided under the Online Help areas of the website. Information you can update yourself includes, but is not limited to, your legal name, billing address, password and community profile.

More Questions? 

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or any other SouthEast LeatherFest official policies, please send them to and be sure to indicate the nature of your question or concern.


"Personally Identifiable Information" may include your name, address, date of birth, telephone number, email address, or other information which by its nature can identify you personally. However, "Personally Identifiable Information" excludes any information that you choose to make available on parts of the website that are accessible to the public (for example, a Presenter Profile that includes a biography and picture) and any other publicly visible content that you may add to the site.