If you log in to Camdram, you agree to:
- Only create show listings that are genuine, accurate and appropriate;
- Create and manage listings in accordance with English law, especially regarding copyright, plagiarism, and personal data privacy.
Please read on; we've tried to keep this brief and clear.
In these Guidelines:
- words like ‘Camdram’ or ‘the website’ mean the website hosted at www.camdram.net and other subdomains of camdram.net;
- words like ‘us’ or ‘we’ mean the volunteers who manage and administer Camdram (contact us);
- words like ‘you’ mean the people who use Camdram to list productions, roles, vacancies and adverts.
Changing and enforcing the Guidelines
We may change the User Guidelines at any time. The applicable version is always the one accessible on this website. If we make significant changes, we will make reasonable efforts to tell users about the change, usually via email. If you continue to use Camdram, you agree to follow the latest version of the User Guidelines.
We will remove any content that we know or reasonably suspect does not align with these Guidelines, probably without warning. We may suspend or ban users who ignore the Guidelines deliberately or repeatedly. We will be reasonable in how we apply these powers but final decisions will rest with us alone.
Principle 1: Show listings must be genuine and accurate
Camdram is meant to be an accurate historical record, and a trustworthy data source for other websites.
- You must only create show listings for genuine productions or performances, that are aligned with our current Suitability Guidelines.
- It is absolutely OK to create listings for productions which have an element of uncertainty over whether they will be able to go ahead, for practical / logistic reasons (e.g. funding), provided there's a genuine desire and effort to make them happen. If the production does not end up being performed or completed, you should delete the listing as soon as reasonably possible.
- You must not create entirely fictitious listings, for any reason.
- Camdram is an English-language website. Listings should be predominantly in English; foreign-language listing titles are fine, but general descriptions and roles should be in English.
- If you can edit a show listing on Camdram, you are responsible for the listing's content, regardless of whether others can also edit the listing.
- You must do your best to keep show details accurate, for example if performance time or location is changed. This also includes information in show descriptions.
- Show listings do not need to be deadly serious. Humour is great, especially if it fits the production. However, listings should always be grounded in fact.
- You must not go out of your way to embed in-jokes in show listings or otherwise make the listing inscrutable or incomprehensible to a general audience.
- All people listed as having participated in a production (cast, band and
production team) must genuinely have participated.
- Cast should be credited according to the script, libretto or other source text, where applicable.
- You should use standard role titles where possible for production team.
- Humorous titles are fine provided they describe genuine participation (‘Technical Overlord’ is fine, for example).
Principle 2: Show listings must be legal and reasonable
We want Camdram to be inclusive and welcoming to all visitors. Legal action would probably force Camdram to shut down permanently.
- You must not use Camdram to incite hatred or prejudice.
- Images uploaded to Camdram must not be illegal, nor inappropriate for a general audience.
- Content of show listings must not be gratuitously or needlessly obscene. Explicit language is OK if justified by the show for artistic reasons; unnecessary swearing in descriptions or role titles is not.
Principle 3: Respect copyright & plagiarism law
We could face legal action if Camdram hosts copyrighted or plagiarised content (images, text or other formats).
- You must ensure you have permission (or ‘rights’) to use images or descriptive text added to Camdram. You must include credits or citations where needed.
- Absence of a copyright statement or mark (like © or ™) does not automatically mean content can be used freely or without permission. You must assume you cannot use content until you know for sure you can.
Principle 4: Respect personal data privacy law
We could face legal action if Camdram doesn't comply with laws regarding the use of personal data.
- If you wish to add someone's name as a participant (cast, crew or band member)
in a show, you must ensure you have their consent for that
information to appear in:
- Camdram's show listings, which are accessible to the general public as well as search engines;
- Third-party websites that reuse our data.
- Consent can be explicit (they tell you it's OK) or implicit (tell them you intend to add their name, and allow reasonable time for them to object or opt-out).
- Do not assume permission solely because the person is already listed on other shows on Camdram.
- Be aware that there are many potential reasons why someone might not want their name to be visible on Camdram. For example, it indicates the city they currently live in, and even identifies their exact location at a particular date and time.
- For participants under 18 years old, you must also have the consent of a parent or legal guardian.