Voiceovers Direct is run by one guy who likes to keep things simple, and very easy to understand in human terms so we both know what's what.
My personal policy with regards to terms and conditions is to acknowledge most folk don't read them, and those that do don't need punishing with 15,000 words of legalise word-twisting that none 'Bar' initiates of The Law Society understand.
You must upload at least one mp3 demo / showreel under "Sonic Branding" when you create your player and website. You can upload up to five on that initial screen, and more once you've been setup and are properly logged in.
You must give a Professional Name, accounts setup with a name, preceded or followed by "Voiceover", "Voice Artist", "Voice Actor", "VO", "VA", or any marketing statement, etc in the "Professional Name" field will be changed to have the cliched terminology removed, talent will of course be notified. This policy is to ensure that Voiceovers Direct web addresses are not perceived as 'spammy' by search engines which protects all users of the platform.
The name you give will form a part of your Voiceovers Direct website address, example: name.voiceovers.direct
You do not have to give your website your real name, it can be your Equity name, or the name you trade with on Backstage etc.
Your name will be visible all over your website. It's public and you understand I'll publish what you tell the system: in other words, if you don't want me to publish your name on your website don't sign up, it sounds daft, yeah, but you know how ridiculous privacy statements have to be.
You must give an email address, it will be public as it will be displayed on your website, and embedded into your demo downloads.
You understand that I have to put your email address on your website so people can contact you, I am not breaching your data rights, or privacy: you are giving me your details me with the intent of my platform making it public for your potential clients, even if this is at the cost of the occasional bit of spam which is outside my control.
You must confirm your email address, you do not have to do this at the same time you create your site, it can be deferred to a time that's best for you.
You must give a phone number, again this will be public and will be displayed on your website, and embedded into your demo downloads.
You understand that I have to put your phone number on your website so people can contact you, I am not breaching your data rights, or privacy: you are giving me your details me with the intent of my platform making it public for your potential clients, even if this is at the cost of the occasional unsolicited sales call which again is outside my control.
You must confirm your telephone number, this can also be deferred to a time that suits you best, but it is advisable you do so, and setup advanced security on your account, as soon as you're happy with your site.
The button to proceed will only be available, and clickable, once you have uploaded at least one demo, set your professional name which is more than two characters long; added an email address which looks like an email address to surface validation, and a phone number which looks like a phone number to the validator too.
Further proof of your consent to these terms include the verification of your email address, the verification of your phone number, and the promotion of your Voiceovers Direct website.
You have up to ninety days to test the service is right for you, and has the potential to generate revenue for your VO Business through direct sales.
The moment you pick up a paying customer is the moment the platform has fully proven itself as a revenue generator for you.
Your free trial will expire seven full days from the moment your first order was processed.
If you just use the basic demo / showreel player and website building tools the trial is for a full ninety days, no limits other than no access to the e-commerce.
The moment you add a product for sale to your website is the moment you've agreed to migrate your account from demo and site, to full e-commerce which means you agree that you agree that the moment you make a sale, the platform is proven, and therefore you'll need to upgrade to a paid account to continue using the service.
You can get out at any time. Outside the trail period you pay in advance for the coming month's service, you can cancel your subscription at any time, there's no contract to lock you in.
I offer an up to 90 day free trial before you're asked to subscribe to a payment plan: this is ample opportunity to test my offering. With commerce enabled sites the trial period resets to seven days upon your first sale (congratulations!) as the platform has proven itself to generate income for you. If however you're still not happy in your first paid month I will refund you; then cancel your service and block you from creating a site again, after this point the my right to reject a refund comes into force, and any PayPal payment disputes will be counter-disputed, and PayPal will be referred to your acceptance of these terms and conditions, and their multiple layers of gaining your consent via usage.
I'm not Facebook, I'm not going to censor you. These terms allow you to publish anything you want, the condition being what you publish is on your shoulders as a publisher, and not on mine as a platform provider. I will only take a site down if it fails to pay outside the trial period, or if ordered by a court that holds jurisdiction over me, or if the primary user behind that site is bringing harm or damage to either the platform or any platform users.
None. Service provided as is, though whatever "as is" may be at any given time, I always want it to be better.
As a platform it makes no claim to what earnings it could bring you: the success of your Voiceovers Direct website and the sales you generate from it, will directly correlate to how much effort you put into marketing yourself, building a brand, setting client perceptions and generating traffic.
I don't care who you vote for, where you stand, what flags you fly, or what hill you choose to die on, really, that's none of my business so I promise to treat all users the same, no matter who you are, or how much you're paying me: everyone, be they on a free trial, or a paid subscriber gets the same level of service as we agreed, everyone gets the same level of customer care, there are no support tiers as Voiceovers Direct wants to play on a level field that isn't rigged for anyone, so players want to come back and play time and time again.