An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending YALLFest, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and agree to follow the guidelines set in place by the YALLFest team.
Everyone in attendance at YALLFest, whether inside or outside, needs to be wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth, regardless of vaccination status. This applies to lines, signings, panels, keynotes, and the smackdown.
In accordance with public health guidance, all attendees at ANY YALLFest event (including panels, keynotes, signings, and the Smackdown), will need to provide proof of full vaccination* or a printed negative COVID-19 lab PCR test result within 72 hours. Find test centers near you here.
You will need to check in to get a wristband prior to your first event. Wristbands will be given when proof of full vaccination or negative lab PCR test is presented.
*Second vaccine dose to be administered at least two weeks pre-event.
Middle Grade Events:
Audiences for Middle Grade events will be kept at under 50% capacity to allow for social distancing of families/groups.
All staff, volunteers, sponsors, and authors will be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 lab PCR test result within 72 hours.
Policy is subject to change as the situation evolves and public health guidance is consulted
YALLFest has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:
stalking, intimidation, offensive verbal comments, physical assault and/or battery, harassing or non-consensual photography or recording, sustained disruption of programs (panels, signings, meet-ups, and other events), bathroom policing, inapropriate physical contact, unwelcome physical attention, in relation to, but not limited to: race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, appearance, religion, citizenship, pregnancy.
If a person engages in harassing behavior, YALLFest Staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from the festival. Our policy applies to EVERYONE at the convention. Exhibitors, Attendees, Authors, Speakers, Guests, Press, Staff, Volunteers, and Security are all subject to our anti-harassment policy. This applies in the public venues as well as all festival staff spaces, green rooms, parties, and VIP events.
Anyone can report harassment. If someone’s behavior has made you uncomfortable, or if you witness the same happening to someone else, you should immediately contact YALLFest Staff or Security. You may also come to the YALLFest Festival Office at Blue Bicycle Books (420 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, 843-722-2666) to report an incident. If necessary, we will contact local law enforcement, provide escort, offer a safe place or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to make sure they feel safe for the rest of YALLFest.
Remember: Keep your hands to yourself. If you would like to take a picture with or of another fan or an author or other participant, always ask first and respect that person’s right to say no. Common sense and kindness are always the rule.
YALLFest’s mission is to create a fun, safe, and welcoming celebration of literature for young people. We want you not only to have an amazing time, but to experience it in an environment where you are safe and accepted.
Our information Collection and Use
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Services, to administer your use of the Services, and to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate our Services.
Personally Identifiable Information. When you create an Account we’ll collect certain information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address and phone number (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII“). We may also collect certain information that is not PII because it cannot be used by itself to identify you, such as your gender, date of birth and zip code.
SNS Accounts. If you choose to connect your use of the Services with one of your SNS Accounts such as Facebook or Twitter, you may have to provide us with your username (or userID) so that your identity can be authenticated by the SNS Account. When the authentication is complete, we’ll be able to link your use of the Services with the SNS Account and share your User Content with such SNS Account according to the selections you make via the Services. We may access certain PII linked to your SNS account made available according to your privacy settings. We do not receive or store passwords for any of your SNS Accounts.
Information Related to Use of the Services. Our servers automatically record certain information about how a person uses our Services (we refer to this information as “Log Data”), including both Account holders and non-Account holders (either, a “User”). Log Data may include information such as a User’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the web page that a User was visiting before accessing our Services, the pages or features of our Services to which a User browsed and the time spent on those pages or features, search terms, the links on our Services that a User clicked on and other statistics. We use this information to administer the Services and we analyze (and may engage third parties to analyze) this information to improve and enhance the Services by expanding their features and functionality and tailoring them to our Users’ needs and preferences. We may use the IP Address to generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how our Services are used.
Location Information. In some cases we collect and store information about where you are located, such as your GPS location via your mobile device. We may use location information to improve and personalize our Services for you.
What Information Do We Share With Third Parties?
We will not share any PII that we have collected from you except as described below:
Services Providers. We may engage third party service providers to work with us to administer and provide the Services. These third-party services providers have access to your PII only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf and are expressly obligated not to disclose or use your PII for any other purpose.
Third Parties. We may share aggregated information and non-identifying information with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other similar purposes.
Business Transactions. Information that we collect from our users, including PII, is considered to be a business asset. As a result, if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy or if we are acquired as a result of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your PII may be disclosed or transferred to the third-party acquirer in connection with the transaction.
Our Protection and the Protection of Others. It is our policy to protect you from having your privacy violated through abuse of the legal systems, whether by individuals, entities or government, and to contest claims that we believe to be invalid under applicable law. However, it is also our policy to cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties. Accordingly, we reserve the right to disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary: (i) to satisfy or comply with any applicable law, regulation or legal process or to respond to lawful requests, including subpoenas, warrants or court orders; (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the rights, property and safety of third parties or the public in general; and (iv) to prevent or stop activity we consider to be illegal or unethical.
Your Consent or at Your Request. We will share your PII with third-party sites or platforms, such as social networking sites, if you have expressly requested that we do so.
We take reasonable measures to protect the information that we collect from or about you (including your PII) from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information.
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Modifying Your Information
Account members will be able to maintain and update their user profile information. You may delete your account profile information via the services. After you delete your account, some of your personally identifiable information may still be stored on our servers. If you want us to delete your PII, please contact us at support@Animojiapp.com with your request. We’ll take steps to delete your information as soon as is practicable, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law. We are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any of your User Content.
Your PII may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you’re located outside the United States and choose to provide your PII to us, we may transfer your PII to the United States and process it there.
Our Policy Toward Children
Our Services are not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect PII from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected PII of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.