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TALON is a free resource for Talent and Production Professionals, but we do retain and exercise certain legal rights. All of the material on this site, whether it is in the form of images, text, design, ideas, concepts, or resources, are protected by federal copyright laws. Images and text, in whole or part, may not be copied, reproduced, or exchanged without our express written permission. We have a certain legal license which permits the independent model to use our legal forms, providing certain conditions are met. If an agency or photographer wishes to use these properties, they must write us for permission. Legal forms may not be reverse engineered, or modified, in any way. If any party does not comply with these terms, they may be subject to a copyright infringement lawsuit that begins with collateral damages of a $250,000.00 fine, imprisonment, or worse. All of our material is encrypted with Pandora technology. Pandora technology enables evidence that will be admissible in a court of law if any party decides to reverse engineer, alter, or otherwise take our intellectual property and pass it off as their own, or attempt to use it a fashion that circumvents the legal conditions imposed on the content of this site. We will aggressively protect and maintain our rights. Those rights are what makes a resource like the Independent Modeling web site possible. All other properties are legally enabled providing it is in the context of professional Internet viewing ONLY. If you are not an aspiring model with real intent of starting a career, a career model with the intent of becoming independent, an ethical model photographer, a business that books models, or a member of the media, you are not permitted to view or use the information presented on this site.
Enjoy what the law makes possible. Enjoy this resource, as it is our sincere desire that it will enhance the career of the Independent Model.

The legal license which permits the use of our legal forms and properties comes with the following conditions:

The party using these resources is a professional model. The model referenced must not have an exclusive arrangement with any agency or mother agency. Exclusive contracts must be legally dissolved before using our properties, as such usage is a direct conflict of interest.

The party using these properties is not involved, in any way, with the adult entertainment industry. These include "models" who do work in soft pornography, "massage" parlors, and exotic dancing.

Forms may be printed and used one at a time. The model may not do mass printings and stockpile paperwork generated by this site. This is not strictly in our best interest, but the interest of the model, too. Due to the changing nature of this industry, material on this site may be updated with no warning. If a model were to stockpile print outs, there is a good chance that their forms would be outdated as they were being used. If we discover flaws in any of our material over the course of time, we will make corrections and upload updates.

The format or text of the form may not be changed in ANY way. This means that we recommend skipping the word processor and printing the form directly from the web site. If any errors are noted, such as typos, we need to know about it. We will correct errors as they are discovered, so that the forms are print perfect from the web.
Copyright information on the forms may not be altered or removed. Each page must have our copyright on it, such as "(C) Copyright 2002 Tampa Bay Independent Model, Independentmodeling.Com." or "Copyright 2004 Independent Modeling". This includes ANY information concerning "Tampa Bay Independent Model", "Independent Modeling" , or references to our web site address. Removing this information is considered altering our property, and is a direct violation of the license governing the use of our intellectual property.

Forms and paperwork can not be saved onto the hard drive of the model's computer. All forms MUST be printed "as is" from the web site browser.

Independent Modeling can not be held legally responsible for the use or misuse of any of our intellectual properties. Printing, reading, viewing, and use of our properties is a consent to these terms, and waives us from any and all legal liability. This includes information presented on this site, business referrals to other companies, and legal forms. Our legal forms are in actual use by professional models, and we have had no knowledge of any legal issues that have arisen from their use. As such, we recommend, that, if in doubt, please consult an attorney who specializes in entertainment, business, or copyright law.

Independent Modeling can not, and will not, be liable for any business referrals. Businesses that we recommend are ones that are recommended by the models that advise us. To the best of our knowledge, all business referrals are all highly recommended by a majority of professional, independent models. As such, once you begin dealing with them, Independent Modeling is no longer a part of any business transactions that you conduct.

Independent Modeling can not, and will not, be liable for any job offers contracted through our job board. We do not have the time to check out the job bulletins coming in, and all offers are unconfirmed. It is the responsibility of the model to do their homework before contacting the companies responsible for the job offer. We have articles on how to set up meetings, perform background checks, check business references, and negotiate contracts in our Features section. Please study these articles and use the information. As Independent Modeling is NOT an agency, we do not employ bookers, and do not make money through booked referrals. The job board is a free resource for companies offering jobs and models seeking them. This said, we reserve the right to refuse or reject any job posting that is obviously unethical in nature, and we will not knowingly post any offers for nude or pornographic work. We will not post job offers known to be model scams. We reserve the right to edit or remove posts at any time, without warning. All submitted material, including job posts and E-mails, become the property of Independent Modeling, and may not be copied or reposted from our site to another site unless the posting company does so on their own.

As a footnote, modeling agencies seldom check out job offers, too, so make sure that the bookers that you work with do THEIR homework. Do not rely on the judgment of a booker, and check out the job offer before committing to a go see. State law forbids licensed agencies from knowingly sending models into harmful situations, and gross negligence on their part can be legally constructed as "knowingly", as ignorance is no defense.

The model agrees that reviews of services and companies present on this site are unbiased and objective, and that stated facts are verifiable by direct observation at the time that the review is written. Use our reviews as a footnote, and do not rely on them exclusively to determine the contracting of a service or company. All parties viewing the contents of this site waive us from any and all claims of libel, slander, and defamation of character. Material on this site are opinions by professionals, and may not be used as a basis for a defamation lawsuit.

Privacy security

All models featured on this site have been briefed about information security. Featured models on this site have been endorsed by us as the best in their field, and have verifiable professional references to support this. We are not liable for any actions, activities, or business transactions that these models do. Contacting these models waives Independent Modeling from any and all legal liability. Models may be removed from this site, at our discretion, for any reason at any time, and without warning. As such, unprofessional contact with any model featured on this site will not be tolerated. Any complaints by models will be followed up on and researched. Everyone who visits this site has an unique signature left on our logs called a IP address. This signature contains information which reveals your identity and your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Stalking and harassment of models will not be tolerated, and offenders will be prosecuted to the maximum extent of the law. These models are professionals, and will be respected as such.
Personal information on this site has been altered to protect the identities presented. Because this site is regularly monitored by modeling scams who are very much against us and the legitimate modeling industry, we do not post pictures of contributing models or information that can lead to them.

Non compete notification

This site is intended to be an Internet resource for the use of the independent model. It is not our intention to compete with any other modeling resource. We are not in competition with any agency or licensed agent. We are a supplement, rather than a competitor. Independent Modeling is not an agency, does not manage models, and is not licensed to conduct business as an agency. We cannot represent models, nor can we book work for them. We are a resource and referral tool ONLY.

Name Change

Independent Modeling started out as Tampa Bay Independent Model when it was launched on September 4, 2001. The name was changed to Independent Modeling in the Spring of 2003. Copyrights and Trademarks are aggressively protected by our legal team. This includes the registered Trademarks "Tampa Bay Independent Model" and the slogan "Modeling has a new look". "Independent Modeling" and "Changing the business of modeling" are registered trademarks.

Professional Opinions

Information on this site consist of opinions by industry professionals, and viewing this information waives Independent Modeling form any and all claims of legal, libel, invasion of privacy, and defamation of character. Viewing this web site and using the information waives our sources of any and all legal liability as well.

Grievances And Professional Dispute Policy

It is our policy to use courts and lawsuits only as a last resort. If anyone disagrees with anything on this site, they are free to dispute it. We will listen to claims, and through an arbitration process we will evaluate the information in dispute. If we are incorrect, we will correct the information and issue an apology. If the arbitration over the Internet cannot be resolved, then it may become a legal matter in a court of law. At that time, all correspondence will be forwarded to and used by our attorney.

Professional Advice

Professional advice given on this web site are opinions and should be taken and accepted as such. Independent Modeling is not, and cannot be held liable, for the use of information on this web site. Opinions on this site are the opinions of individual contributors or a composition of contributors, and Independent Modeling, it's affiliates , and it's sponsors cannot be held responsible for those opinions. The opinions and statements made on this web site are not necessarily those of our sponsors, advertisers, Internet providers, affiliates, pictured models, or models we feature. Everyone is entitle to their individual opinions as guaranteed by the first amendment, and we respect those opinions as long as it does not infringe upon the rights of others.

Forum Terms And Conditions

Independent Modeling has a massive network of forums that are free to use by any and all parties as long as the terms and conditions governing such use are followed. No party shall post slanderous, defamatory, or other wise untrue statements on the forum or they may be prosecuted and face civil lawsuits filed by the affected party. No party will harass, stalk, or attack other parties or they may be banned from the forums. Independent Modeling reserves the right to remove any post without warning. Independent Modeling reserves the right to suspend or terminate forum membership and/ or ban any members without warning.

Advertisers And Sponsors

This is a free modeling resource for the use of the independent model, and we are supported by advertising revenue, featured model profiles, and sales of items from our model shop. Use of the material on this site is not intended to be regulated, unless it is a conflict of interest, a misrepresentation, or against the law.

Independent Modeling reserves the right to refuse any advertiser without cause or reason.