Rules

Last updated: 10.01.2016

# 1 Netiquette

As a member of our community, we ask you to act tolerant and fair towards other users at all times. Be respectful towards other users and refrain from personal attacks of any kind. A generally friendly and open climate is extremely important to us.

There is no legal right to the use of the community. We reserve the right to revoke either completely, or in part, the ability for a user to participate in the community if they violate the following rules of conduct either knowingly, or unknowingly:
Uploading content which is:

  • racist,

  • pornographic,

  • misanthropic,

  • insulting,

  • contrary to morality

also:

  • political discussions,

  • copyrighted material,

  • other posts or links that violate current law

  • are strictly prohibited and will result not only in an immediate removal of the post, but possibly also the lockdown of the account for an in-/definite amount of time.

    We ask any user who notices a post which violates the above rules to use the “flag for moderators”-funtionality. In the occurrence of abusive behavior, or actions that impair the community, such as:
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  • flaming,

  • insulting,

  • spamming,

  • attempts of hacking


we reserve the right to get in touch with the responsible parties/contact persons (ISPs, law enforcement agencies, etc.) to take appropriate measures. This may include legal claims for damages against the responsible party.

# 2 Cost

Using model-kartei.de is free, with basic functions. Extensions can be purchased with VIP-accounts. Have a look: https://www.model-kartei.de/vip/

# 3 Sanctions

Sanctions for any user may occur in the following cases:

  • insulting, flaming, spamming, trolling

  • repeated uploading of prohibited images

  • linking to pornographic sites from the sedcard, or the forums

  • linking to sites for escort services, or sites that sell worn underwear

  • polling or visiting pages via automated scripts

  • any further activities which compromise the stability and integrity of model-kartei.de either in part, or completely.


  • # 4 Moderators
    The team of moderators consists of the administrator, the moderators, the activators, the forum-moderators and the image-moderators. The moderators are required to ensure the utmost adherence to the set rules. Their instructions shall be followed without exception. In order for them to be effective in their roles, they are given access to a certain set of tools to block images or discussions, etc. from being seen by other users.

    # 5 Forums
    To participate in the forums, you will need your own, active, account. Because of the constantly changing content within our forums, it is not possible for us to maintain a complete overview of all the content which is created and ensure immediate moderation. We therefore accept no liability for the content, its veracity and the form in which it is presented to the users and cannot be held responsible. Any author of a post is entirely responsible for their own content. Any views which are stated may very well diverge greatly from the views of model-kartei.de, or any other persons that are connected to the forum. We ask you to only post content that is “on-topic” - which includes anything which is mentioned in the description of each forum. Only the small-talk forums allow for off-topic discussions. Double- or repeat posts are not desired in any case and will be deleted.
    This includes identical threads in different categories - or re-opening a thread for a lack of reaction. Should our moderators get the impression that the repeated posting of identical content occurs on purpose, it may very well result in a locked account.
    Prior to opening a thread, it is often useful to consult the search function, as it may prevent the same question being answered several times.
    To avoid useless questions and stave off unnecessarily long discussions, we ask you to use representative subjects and concise posts - the forums are not a chatroom.

    # 6 Videos
    Sufficient rights are required by the uploader for any kind of video (audio and video). By uploading the video, the ownership of these rights is indirectly confirmed for model-kartei.de. Content-wise, the videos are supposed to deal with modeling, photography and/or similar subjects in the broadest sense. GEMA-free music only!

    # 7 Changes to the rules of use
    These rules are subject to change by the administrators at any time and without prior notice. We kindly ask users to regularly check for upgrades and/or minor changes.

    # 8 Rules for images on model-kartei.de
    Images which are displayed here should feature human models, and fulfill the conditions of self-promotion as well the display of art.
    All images must abide by current law. Model-kartei.de reserves the right to evaluate and delete any image without prior notification or comment.

    The image-categories - more info on this can be found under the headline “information concerning the marking of images” further below - should be correctly indicated for each image.

    Permitted images:[ul]
  • Lingerie images are permitted starting at age 16

  • Semi-nude images are permitted starting at age 18

  • Nude images are permitted starting at age 18

  • The vulva may be visible, but it should not be possible to “peek inside”



Prohibited images:

  • Pornography

  • Revealing nudes

  • Displays of violence are required to have a clear artistic intent and should neither glorify, nor play down the severity of violence

  • Genitals, pinkshots

  • The cover image may only contain a nude or semi-nude image if the sedcard is not open to the public.

  • [ul]

    Quality of the images[ul]
  • Black bars, graphic distortion as well as similar techniques to qualify an image for model-kartei.de are prohibited

  • Only models may use typical mobile-phone images for their application

  • Screenshots from videos are prohibited

  • Images may not have any obvious technical faults, e.g. distorted or rotated/upside-down images, empty images, placeholders, etc.

  • An artistic intent must be apparent in the images

  • The sedcard images must meet a certain quality standard and adhere to the rules

  • Displaying “off-topic” images is not permitted on your sedcard, but can be done in separate galleries

  • Self-portraits (for photographers and make-up artists) are only permitted in seperate galleries

  • Images on model-kartei.de should show models

  • ”Off-topic” images such as private images of babies, family and friends, as well as children under the age of 14, animals, landscapes, etc., may only be displayed in separate galleries and are not part of a sedcard

  • placeholders or empty images are not allowed


  • Sedcards which comply with the above rules will be activated if they do not violate any other rule of law.

    Rights of use
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  • Rights of use must be agreed upon by all parties involved.

  • The photographer uploading the image has to be the creator of the image.




Information about tagging images
Tagging image content which is relevant to youth protection laws helps limiting image access to model-kartei.de. We strictly adhere to current legal standards. Any information pertaining to the image should be truthful.

Nude-, body paint- and airbrush, lingerie as well as wet-look photographs:
Criterion for tagging is the visibility of the nipples (female) or the crotch (female/male).

Blood, violence, horror, weapons:
This requires finesse. Ask yourself the following question: could the image be shown to a child without hesitation? If this is not the case, please tag. In case of uncertainty, always choose to tag.

Fetish:
This is a very wide term. It should be handled in a similar fashion as “Blood, violence, horror, weapons”.
For example, implied BDSM-practices, bondage, etc. are relevant for youth protection, whereas simple images containing rubber and leather-clothed models, or models in handcuffs, or wearing a collar do not need to be tagged.

Erotic content:
This term is mainly aimed at Girl/Girl and Girl/Boy shots. Implied sexual actions of any sort need to be tagged.

If anything is unclear the image-moderators can help you any time.
Thank you.

# 8 Rules for sedcards[b]
It is a criterion, that sedcards have the following characteristics:

  • A descriptive text about the owner of the sedcard

  • Filled in shooting categories and sedcard info

  • A sufficient number of images:

  • Photographer: at least 8 IMAGES of 2 different models

  • Model: at least 4 images, with one being a body-shot and one being a portrait

  • Make-up artist, body painter, stylists, designer: 6 images displaying work samples on at least 2 pieces

  • Photo editors: at least 6 images for activation with at least 3 images showing the contrast between an original and an edited version of an image. The images should show a cross-section of the skills of the editor and display different types of technique, such as beauty-retouche, collages, composing, etc.. The quality of the work samples is crucial to the activation of any sedcard

  • Studio: at least 4 images depicting the studio

  • Models are required to be at least 14 years old for MK

  • Self portraits are only permitted as profile-images

  • [/u]

    [b]SPECIAL RULES
    Multi-user accounts:
    sedcard managers and sedcards for agencies
    Groups:
    Groups-/Conglomerates of photographers

    Photographer groups are permitted under to the following circumstances:
    The photographers involved are either married or in a relationship, the group is part of a registered community which has been working on a project for some time and which has a proper designation, as well as structure. In such a case, the following must be included in the text: [ul]
  • The names of all those involved in the project

  • A sufficient explanation of the project

  • [/b]

    Studios
    If several photographers use the same studio, please only create ONE separate studio card, while mentioning the owner/participants in the text. You then have the choice to either have one of you be the manager of the account or to manage it together. The studio should not be registered several times, for example because of adding it to the photographer’s card. The studio only exists once in reality, so it should also only have one card. As an alternative, only ONE participant can add the studio to their card and become the contact person that way. Rentable studios must include information on fees, equipment and opening hours.

    Advertising agencies, producers
    The link to your homepage should be provided.

    # 9 Verification of authenticity
    The verification of authenticity (verification) ensures user protection. This is how a user’s identity is confirmed. Model-kartei.de is constantly working to identify and remove fake profiles as well as infringing images and video and to prosecute data theft and ensure the safety and security of all model-kartei users.

    Verification via Photo ID:
  • This form of verification is obligatory for [li]make-up artists (and similar profiles) as well as photo editors
  • and voluntary or possible by request for models, photographers and studios.[/li]


Send a copy of your picture ID, passport or driver’s license (each with a picture)
+ ID number of your model-kartei account
+Nickname

  • either by email to echt@model-kartei.de

  • or as a copy by mail to:
    model-kartei.de
    Inh. Hendrik Siemens
    Werner-von-Siemens-Straße 2
    64319 Pfungstadt


Verification through image comparison:
This method of verification is obligatory for models.
How to do it:
Take a picture of you holding a piece of paper in your hand with

  • The current date

  • ID number of your model-kartei.account

  • your nickname on model-kartei.de


  • in HANDWRITING. Then:
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  • upload the image to your sedcard

  • inform your activator (CLICK HERE)

The image will be automatically deleted, after the verification has been approved.

Verification by registering a company:
This method of verification is obligatory for producers and adverstising agencies.

Send a copy of the trade registry excerpt, or your tax identification number
+ ID-number of the account
+ Nickname

  • as a scan, by email, to echt@model-kartei.de

  • or as a copy by mail to:
    model-kartei.de
    Inh. Hendrik Siemens
    Werner-von-Siemens-Straße 2
    64319 Pfungstadt


This counts for all checks:
Verification may take 2-3 days. In case you have not been notified within that timeframe, please get in touch with us. Email address: echt@model-kartei.de and find out more. Please always include ID-number.