ABOUT BUILDERS BREWERY
Established in 2008, the Builders Brewery is proudly recognized as one of the busiest and most loved premier schools for content creators in a Virtual World. The Builders Brewery hosts about 50 free classes every week, each taught by some of the most respected and celebrated professionals in Virtual Worlds.
In addition to our very active school and many popular events, we run one of the largest and most active content creator's help groups on the grid, the "Builders Brewery" group.
The Brewery is currently primarily funded by its founders, Supremius and Sensuous Maximus, and relies heavily on purchases made inside the Brewery shop, custom services and generous donations given directly to the Builders Brewery, in order to sustain the two Sims required to provide for it’s heavy schedule and services.
Now, for the first time ever, the Builders Brewery is opening their sandbox and events region to other content creator's shops. In essence, your rent/tier payments will help keep the Builders Brewery offering the same level of service, as well as continuing to help the content creator's community to thrive.
Builder's Brewery Community General Rules and Guidelines
Every visitor of our simulators (also called “Sim” or “Sims”) has to abide by the Terms of Service (TOS) (http://www.secondlife.com/corporate/tos.php) and Community Standards (http://secondlife.com/corporate/cs.php) of Second Life™.
The Builder's Brewery has also outlined some simple rules for members to follow which can be found on our Builders Brewery Group Rules page.
The Builders Brewery has an active group of moderators, both in world and out, to keep both the simulators and group chat in compliance with TOS, Community Standards and its own rules.
Benefits and Privileges of Tenants
- Each Month a Note card will be sent via announcements during the first week of each month at different times detailing promotions, ads, and sales held by our Creators Village Renters. This is your opportunity to get your promotions and advertisements to an active group of about 10,000 avatars (and quickly growing), who are interested in content creation. We believe that This singular privilege of renting from Builders Brewery is by far the greatest benefit of renting from us.
- At a Future Date we may open opportunities for a split-vendor arrangement for you to sell items inside of the main Builder’s Brewery Sims.
- The Builders Brewery sponsors several events throughout the year. Each one of those events will be an opportunity for your business to be recognized and advertised.
- Besides the many class and event notices every day, regular promotional notices about other events and things to do at the Brewery are sent out several times per week. Within the body of these notices, promotion of the Creator's Village will occur as well, again reaching our large and very active membership.
|Description||Prims Available||Range of Pricing Depending on Location|
|Cart||10||$100L - $150L / Week|
|Small Shop||25||$250 - $375 L / Week|
|Medium Shop||50||$500 - 750 L / Week|
|Large Shop||100||$1000 - 1500 L / Week|
|Extra Large Shop||200||$2000 - 3000 L / Week|
The Builders Brewery will not increase rental payments unless policy or pricing changes occur by Linden Labs.
Rental of Space
By renting space at Builders Brewery, we grant you the right to rez objects in accordance to the Second Life Terms of Service Article 6 and in compliance with the regulations of this covenant.
To rent a shop you must first submit an Application for Rental. Whether the shop is rented as a group or by an individual, the person who has filled out the Application for Rental will be held responsible to pay the recurring rental/tier fees in order to upkeep the shop. After approval of the Application for Rental you will be contacted by Sensuous Maximus, Supremious Maximus, or Xavier Sockington. Upon payment of the first two weeks of rent to the rental box, you will be invited to the "Builder's Brewery Creators Village" group. This allows you to rez items within your shop.
No other avatar from Builders Brewery will ever ask you to pay rent directly to them. Never Give Lindens to any other avatar for rent. Rent Payments are accepted by paying into the rental box.
Usage Fees (Rent)
The first two weeks of rental payment is due on rental of the shop and will be collected before you are allowed possesion of the rental.
If your rent payment is not in default, you may make rent payments at any time during the month and as frequently as you chose. After the initial rental of the shop, all rent should be paid into the rental box.
If you are in default of payment, the entirety of the outstanding rent, plus at least two weeks rent payment has to be met to continue this contract.
Rental payments are not refundable. For this reason, renters are required to only pay that much rent in advance, as they can anticipate their commitment to their contract.
Debt and Default Payment
If the Renter(s) doesn’t pay rent before it's due and the account runs into arrears, the shop in question becomes automatically subject to be repossessed of by the Builders Brewery. Any given grace periods are a voluntary and at any time revocable service by the Builders Brewery.
However, if the circumstances which have caused the Renter’s account being in default are caused by a temporary emergency, a special payment agreement can be settled on. To do this, the Renter must contact us prior to any default and a decision about a payment agreement will be made on discretion of Builders Brewery staff or founders. Any default payment stipulations will be waived in the case of a confirmed payment agreement. If the outstanding default/debt is not paid by the end of the agreed period of time, the shop will be repossessed.
Repossession of Shop
The Builders Brewery will never repossess your shop or end your rental for no or uncommon reasons. The Builders Brewery may repossess your shop and terminate your rental if you fail to pay your Tier/Rent when due, not upholding the quality standards of the sim, or for repeatedly or severely breaking regulations of this covenant or the Terms of Service and/or Community Standards of Second Life™.
If the rental contract has been terminated, your left objects will be returned to you. The Builders Brewery does not have control or responsibility over the inventory servers of Second Life™ and is not responsible for objects failing to return to your inventory. You should contact Linden Lab Support in case you experience any inventory loss.
Premature Contract Discontinuance
At the discretion of Builders Brewery founders and staff, the Builders Brewery may grant its tenants the service of prematurely discontinuing this contract while keeping their remaining already paid tier/rental payments in readiness for a later return.
To qualify for this service the Renter must contact us prior to any default and a decision about a payment agreement will be made on discretion of Builders Brewery staff or founders. The maximum time the balances will be kept is one year (356 days). After that time any balances will be forfeited.
Rental Payments are Non-Refundable. The payment agreement does not guarantee or agree that the same location of shop, or availability of a shop space will still be available when the Renter returns.
Prohibited Use and Regulations
In order to maintain the look and feel of the sims, and the Builders Brewery reputation of quality, we have some prohibited building practices and global regulations that you must follow in addition to TOS, the Community Standards, and Builders Brewery Rules while renting. Some Prohibited Use or Regulations we may make exceptions for. All exceptions will be granted to you via Written approval on a Notecard or E-mail only, and are at the discretion of the Builders Brewery Founders or staff to grant or revoke at any time.
No promotion or advertisement of any type may be performed (either by you or an agent of yours) by chatting, shouting, forcing dialog menus, rezzing signs, scripts, objects or any other possible means of verbal or non-verbal communication on the Builders Brewery Sim or Sandbox without written permission by the Builders Brewery. Any violation of this prohibited use will result in immediate removal from the tenant group and banishment from the sim.
No affiliate or commission vendors. This is defined as a person who is selling another’s content for commission or gain. Renters must own all rights to their creations being sold in their shops.
No additions or modifications may be made to the exterior of any shop or parcel without the written approval of Builders Brewery. The only exception is signage displayed in pre-assigned locations. The Builders Brewery reserves the right to have you change this signage should it become unsightly.
Interior Walls, Ceiling and Floors may be changed at your discretion, however, Builders Brewery reserves the right to have you change the interior should it be deemed unsightly from the exterior of the build. The intention again being to keep the look and feel of the sim consistent and pleasing to visitors.
No hovertext, scripted vendors (withough approval), rotation scripts, scanners, greeters, chatters or self-initiated scripts (i.e. scripts that do something without another avatar besides yourself causing it to) may be used. Builders Brewery reserves the right to return to you or ask you to remove any scripted object which is creating adverse script lag to the sim or interfering with visitor's experience on the sims. Exceptions will be made to this prohibited use for demo products after the landowner obtains written permission from the Builders Brewery.
Full Bright or Glow may not be used without prior written consent from the Builders Brewery. Product signs may be permitted to use the full bright setting, but should be used only if necessary and on approval.
No Access Restriction Settings (ban lines), Security Systems, or other inhibitors of free travel may be used. The Builders Brewery deploys a system of insuring that violators of TOS, Community Service, or self-created rules are removed and banned from the sims. Should you at any time encounter someone in violation please report them to any member of the Builders Brewery Staff.
No structure or objects should be rezzed between 0 and 300m unless they are in the interior of your shop.
Any additional questions can be directed to Xavier Sockington, Director of Sim Management.