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Account Requirements and Guidelines
We are very dedicated and successful at advertising the great works
provided by Clowns like you. It is the focus
of this website. It is our goal to provide an advertising medium
that is as equally fair as possible and as equally beneficial as
possible to all Clowns and we have rules/guidelines all of
which are designed to improve the clowning community's experience
with the advertising service provided by ClownsForHire.com. Over
time, it is likely that you will see evolution with this list of
requirements depending on how things work out, system abuse, etc.
We reserve the right to make changes to the requirements and to
determine what is or is not allowable content. All existing as well
as future requirements are and will be required of all Clowns
registered with the site (regardless of when they registered).
Please understand and respect our efforts to maintain fairness and
the quality of the website's content, service, and public usability.
Our goal is to bring you more business!
To proceed, please carefully read the following Account
Requirements and Guidelines.
or Not Allowable:
and maintaining the profile questionnaire as it is intended to be
It is a requirement that all of the questions that require providing
information on the registration form are to be completed as they
are obviously intended to be. Entering information that does not
correctly address what is being asked for is not allowed and will
not be tolerated. The following are a few examples of unallowable
Entering "call me" in the Email Address box
Entering "LA area" in the City box (when you should
be entering "Burbank", or "Los Angeles", etc.)
Entering your website address in a phone number box
Textual Content of your
Description of Services and Photo Captions
textual content for your Description of Services must be unique and
not "copied" from other Clowns' advertisements. Each Photo Caption
in your advertisement must be unique. In other words, it is not
allowable to "copy and paste" the same photo caption or Description
of Services - they must be sufficiently unique. We reserve the right
to determine to whether or not they are unique enough. It is
important to understand that this is an an issue when professionally
(and creatively) written, can be a great benefit to you. Your
Description of Services and Photo Captions are where you "sell" your
services. They are areas where you can communicate your Clown
personality. Providing your prospective customer with quality
content and making them smile and laugh can really benefit you!
Textual Content must be Positive
Clowning and it must be Family-friendly
Creating textual content which is does not make clowning look good
or which has a less than positive "slant" to it is not allowed.
Negative reference to other Clowns' types of attire, makeup, etc. is
also not allowed. The following are important topics to
textual content must be positive about Clowning and those who are
enthusiasts of it
(or even marginally negative) textual content is not allowed and
will not be tolerated.
Negative words such as fear, fearful,
afraid, scary, scared, frighten, frightening, and other negative or
similar words are not allowed regardless of the context in which
they are used.
content about "the look" of certain types of clowns will not be
All textual content must be very
"clean" and very family-friendly.
content must be child-friendly.
Each photo description (photo caption)
must be clearly unique. They cannot be duplicates or closely similar
to each other.
photos to your account
RECOMMENDATION: See Photo Guidelines
Click here for assistance with converting
photos (or existing files of electronic images) to electronic format
to be used in your account.
The following is a list of requirements of any photos that you include
in your profile:
Acceptable electronic file formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .gif
must be less than 32k electronic file size or the system will not
photos must advertise the services of only your clown character(s)
(not booking agencies, clowning companies, etc)
Not contain advertising (signage, text, etc) which advertises a
product or service other than the service of your own clown character.
Photo/image content must
clearly be of or directly about the subject respective Clown that the account promotes (no "filler"
content). It must be visually clear (not relatively clear) what the
photo content is (without reading the photo caption). Photos with
marginal clarity are not allowed. They must be reasonably sized (not
too small and not too large).
must be clear, not "grainy" or pixelated. The idea here is to
provide photos that make your clown character look good.
They must be about your clown character and they must not be poor
quality. You want your photos to provide the "picture is worth a
thousand words" effect with prospective customers. Poor or
marginally quality photos do not achieve this. We reserve the right
to determine what is or is not a poor quality photo.
must be "normal" pictures of your clown services. They cannot be odd
(weird, bizarre, etc) to any degree and they cannot contain any type
of distorted images or figures.
Photo/image content must be suitable for families and appropriately
child-friendly - characteristically "clean and wholesome".
Cannot be used more than one (1) time in the same account.
Any photos that you add to your account which are larger than
approximately 4" wide by 4" tall will be reduced to about this size.
The programming of the site automatically reduces them and it cannot
"see" what the quality of the photo looks like after the size
reduction. Therefore, be sure to view your photos after uploading
them to make sure that they are not distorted when/if they are
clown advertised per account - no agencies, booking services, associations,
Please note that in an effort to maintain fairness to all Clowns
registered on ClownsForHire.com, one of our requirements is that
we allow only one clown to be advertised or promoted per account
- not more than one, a group, association, agency, booking service,
party planning service, company, etc. Rarely are exceptions made
for this requirement. The following are examples of words/wording
which will cause your description of services (DOS) or a photo
description/caption to be removed: we, our, us, company, agency,
agent, firm, booking company, booking business, booking agency,
booking agent, booking firm, our company, our business, our firm,
An account with more than one clown gives
that particular account an advantage of scheduling availability
over an account with only one clown. This is an unfair advantage.
Please understand and respect this. We make a strong effort to create
maximum fairness to all Clowns who advertise their services on our
site. If you are affiliated with other Clowns who would like to
advertise their services also, feel free to have them register individually
/ child-friendly content only
If you haven't already noticed, we are very focused on maintaining
a very high level of family-friendly, child-safe content on this
site. The majority of our traffic is made up of parents who are
searching in their area for clowns for various types of parties,
of which a large percentage are children's parties. Also frequently
searching this site are people looking for clowns to entertain at
family-friendly events such as holiday events, church-related
events, public street festivals, corporate events, etc. We are not flexible
about maintaining this site with content that is moral, clean, and
wholesome, as defined by what we consider to be conservative, traditional
family-friendly / child-friendliness. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DETERMINE
WHAT IS OR IS NOT APPROPRIATE CONTENT FOR THIS SITE. Please respect
our efforts and comply with our requirements. <top>
info must be unique for each account
The system checks for this. It is permissible to have more than
one active account. However, it is not permissible to have more
than one account that contains one or more of the same contact info
(ie: phone number, email address, etc.) as another account. <top>
an account for agencies, booking services, associations, groups,
etc is not allowed.
We only allow one clown to be advertised or promoted per account.
The intent of the site is to promote the services offered by individual
clowns - not those offered by a group, association, agency, booking
service, party planning service, company, etc. There will rarely
be exceptions to this rule. Contact us by calling for more information,
if needed. <top>
all capital letters in your clown's name is not allowed
It is not allowable to use all capital letters for any word in your
clown name, regardless of the length of the word or whether or not
it is an abbreviation, salutation, special denotation, etc. However,
it is allowable to capitalize the first letter of each word in your
Happy The Clown, Happy the clown, happy the clown, Happy the Clown,
Not Allowable: HAPPY THE CLOWN, HAPPY the CLOWN, HAPPY the clown,
THE CLOWN, Happy The CLOWN <top>
all capital letters in your city/town name is not allowed
It is not allowable to use all capital letters in your city's/town's
name regardless of the length of the word or whether or not it is
an abbreviation, special denotation, etc. However, it is allowable
to capitalize the first letter of each word of the city/town name.
Allowable: New York City, New York city, New york city, new york
Not Allowable NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK City, NEW York City, New YORK
City, New York CITY, etc. <top>
Email Address must be Valid and Properly Working
Are you sure you have the proper email address entered into your
account? This is a VERY common mistake made by many Clowns. If your
email address is not properly working, you will not receive "Contact
via Email" messages sent to you by prospective customers. <top>
Publicly displaying your website address or email address on your
profile is not allowed.
Website addresses which route people out of the ClownsForHire.com
website are not allowed. Other
unallowable textual content, regarding other web addresses, is the
instance when the composition hints or infers that the reader should
visit another website address.
several years of business taught us very
well that allowing other web addresses to be posted or accessible from Clowns'
profiles does NOT help that clown get the job! Our study of literally
hundreds of the clown's prospective customers show that they want
professional photos to see what you look like, they want an ample
(very informative and professional) Description of Services, and
contact info (phone number, email contact, etc). All of
this information about you, the Clown, is available through your
clown account profile, that is, assuming that you professionally
manage your account. Note that the system rewards those who
do professionally manage their accounts by allowing them to rank
higher in the clown search results (higher ranking in the search
results brings more traffic than lower rankings). <top>
information field is not allowed
It is not allowable to enter any kind of programming code of any
forms of your account, Description of Services, description of
photos, etc. This can cause problems with our system. We closely
monitor for this. Typically without any advanced notice, we will
delete an account that has not followed this rule. <top>
By continuing with the registration process and/or maintaining an
account with ClownsForHire.com, you are agreeing to comply with
all of the following requirements as well as those in the User Agreement
or other Legal Statements. Please note that this ClownsForHire.com
is privately owned and controlled. We reserve the right to determine
what is or is not allowable content on this site.
There are no exceptions to our content policies. If we find, or
are made aware of inappropriate content in an account, that account
will likely be immediately deleted without notification.
I understand and agree to comply with these requirements as long as I advertise on ClownsForHire.com.
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