Rules, Terms & Disclaimers

General Information

Expo exhibitors are required to have two 100% donation items at the Expo. These items must be new and exclusive to the Expo for the duration of the event.

100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees and donation items are paid to Relay For Life of Second Life. As for gachas, 50% of the proceeds from these will be paid to RFL.

Terms, Rules, Guidelines and Disclaimers

By registering to become an exhibitor and/or sponsor, you agree to abide by all rules and guidelines set forth in the Linden Lab Terms of Service,  RFL of SL Guidelines, and the Expo Rules. You also agree that you have read, fully understand and accept all rules, guidelines and disclaimers governing the event.

Registration is open to builders of homes, decor, garden and landscaping products, rezzable pose props, and artists, as well as to building schools, purveyors of merchant and creator tools used in the design of the aforementioned items. Registration and sponsorship fees are due at the time of registration.

The Expo reserves the right to deny any application without explanation. The registrant will be notified should an application be denied. Once an application is accepted, registration and sponsorship fees are non-refundable; no exceptions are made.

Similarly, access to the the Expo regions during the Press Preview and the main event, is at the discretion of RFL of SL and the Expo, and may be denied to any resident without explanation.

General Rules

Exhibitors’ and/or sponsors’ presence at Home and Garden Expo is at the sole discretion of the Expo, and products and displays (or portions thereof) may be returned if they are suspected of breaching any of the rules and guidelines governing the event, and all registration and sponsorship fees will be forfeit.

Exhibitors and/or sponsors and staff are responsible for their conduct and the conduct of their representatives at the event. Abusive, lewd, hateful, or other inappropriate conduct will result in their ejection from the event, and all registration and sponsorship fees and privileges will be forfeit.

Donation Requirements:

  • In addition to registration and/or sponsorship fees, all exhibitors must have at least two (2) 100% donation items for sale in official Home and Garden Expo Relay for Life of Second Life vendors for the duration of the event.
  • The two required donations items must be new (making their debut at the Expo), and must be exclusive to the event for the duration of the event.
  • All donation items must be safe for general audiences.

Optional donation items may be offered for the gacha and Expo hunt, and are most sincerely appreciated. See the associated pages on this site for more information.

Content Rules

All items distributed (sold or freely given) by exhibitors and/or sponsors must be their own original creations, or creations compiled with components for which they have legally obtained licenses for commercial use or are in the public domain, and must in no way breach the intellectual property rights of their original creators.

Exhibitors and/or sponsors retain all intellectual property rights associated with their original creations, unless otherwise assigned through licenses or limited licenses.

Exhibitors grant the Expo a limited license to use any logos and product ads provided to promote their participation and/or sponsorship of the event in Second Life and on third-party websites, such as, but not limited to in-world shopping guides and promotional materials, event sign boards, Expo related blogs, RFL of SL websites, and other online sites and services.

Exhibitors and/or sponsors agree that the the Expo regions will be open to photographers and machinima producers, and that photography and filming will not only be allowed, but also encouraged during the entire event, beginning with the Press Preview.

All content displayed at The Expo must be safe general audiences. Absolutely no adult content may be depicted in pictures, text or demonstration models. Adult versions of rezzable content may be sold in the exhibitors’ own vendors, provided they clearly state that the items are adult in nature.

Display Rules

All walkways, welcome areas, parks, common areas, and general signage are provided by the Expo staff.

All exhibitor areas are assigned in accordance with registration, payment and acceptance. Assignments and location particulars are at the discretion of the coordinator. Reasonable requests will be entertained, but may not be viable due to extenuating circumstances and/or previous assignments or requests and no guarantees are made.

We encourage all exhibitors to exercise caution and care with the use of scripts in their displays and on their avatars. A low-lag event is in everyone’s best interest. We ask that you use discretion, and turn off scripts, particles and sounds where possible.

Display footprints will be provided in exhibitor kits. We strongly suggest that exhibitors pre-build using the footprints provided. Overhanging items may be returned to their owners without notice. Moreover, the Expo is meant to be a friendly and open space — displays should reflect this.

Displays must be complete by the assigned set up date and time, including the required donation vendors. Press Preview days are arranged to give you the best possible publicity, and are not set-up days. Vacant or incomplete displays may be returned and sponsorship fees forfeited, while spaces may be resold.

  • All display items must be wholly contained within the the confines of the display footprint.
  • The Expo is a friendly and open event, and privacy screens are forbidden.
  • Fences and decorative walls should be used sparingly, and should not exceed three (3) meters in height. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the staff if these items are sold at the Expo.
  • Land impact limits must be strictly observed. The two (2) required donation item vendors are not counted against land impact limits.
  • No displays may exceed 20 meters in height. Exceptions may be made for trees, spires, and other slender, decorative attachments and for prefab builders and landscapers. The parcels around each region’s central landing zone should be 10 meters in height or less. Exceptions are at the discretion of the coordinator, and should be applied for well in advance of set-up.
  • Land impact limits must be strictly observed. The two (2) required donation item vendors are not counted against land impact limits.
  • Platforms and displays in the sky will be limited to skyboxes only, and arrangements must be made with staff in advance of set-up. All display items in the sky must be wholly contained within the the confines of the display footprint.
  • No greeters, automatic group inviters, automatic landmark offers, traffic counters, or other listening and/or sensor devices are permitted.
  • On-touch group joiners, subscribers and landmark givers are limited to one per display.
  • No holo-vendors or temp rezzers are permitted.
  • No floating or falsely elevated store signs, particle shows, poofers, fireworks or light shows designed to attract attention from afar or which interfere with other displays are permitted.
  • The Expo is a showcase event, and you will benefit from displaying your actual products. Though not encouraged, multi-item vendors will be allowed within reason. Automatic product rotation must be turned off. Excessive use, including auto rotation, will result in a request of removal.
  • Events like the Expo have high traffic, which may cause lag. If you use networked vendors, we suggest that you use the event versions of your vendor system (if available) to avoid failed deliveries.
  • No scripted pets or breedables are permitted, except in displays designated for such products.
  • No tip jars, donation boxes, or other RFL team vendors and/or kiosks are permitted.

Additional terms and rules may apply to events held at the Expo.