Welcome to the Decorum Model Management website. (DMM) The following are the terms and conditions that govern your use of this site. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CONSTITUTE A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND DECORUM MODEL MANAGEMENT. (DMM) PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE YOU CONTINUE TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR DOWNLOAD ANY IMAGE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DISCONTINUE USING THIS SITE.
Ownership of This Website: This website is owned and operated by Decorum Model Management. All of the content featured or displayed on this website, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, general design, copyright trademark, patent secrets, artwork applications informational data, logos, photographs likenesses, bibliographical information, images, moving images sound illustrations, (otherwise known in its entirety as content) is owned by DMM, its licensors and its content providers. This content is protected by trade dress, copyright, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property rights (proprietary information) unfair competition and other laws nationally and worldwide. Except as explicitly permitted under this or another agreement with DMM, no portion or element of this website or its Content may be copied or retransmitted via any means and this website, its Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of DMM, its licensors and content providers. Unauthorized use such as reproduction or modification of this site will be in violation of such laws.You shall indemnify DMM, its affiliates and licensors and content providers against any losses, expenses, costs or damages incurred by any or all of them as a result of your breach of the terms of this Agreement or your unauthorized use of the Content and related rights.
By visiting the Decorum Model Management website, you agree that the laws of the state of New York, without regard to principals of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Decorum Model Management. Any dispute relating in any way to your visit or access of the DMM website shall be submitted to binding arbitration in New York, New York, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate DMM’s intellectual property rights, DMM may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of New York, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Arbitration under these Conditions of Use shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under these Conditions of Use shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to these Conditions of Use, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise. Indemnification:You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless DMM, its officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party information provider to the website from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including attorney’s fees, resulting from any violation of these Conditions of Use (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or your use and access of the DMM website.
Fittings & Wardrobe Calls
Fittings are charged at half the Models normal hourly rate to a maximum of two fittings.
The third fitting will be charged at the full Models normal hourly rate.
Sleepwear, Underwear, Swimwear & Nude.
Swimwear is charged at time and half of the Models hourly rate. Sleepwear is charged at time and half or double the Models hourly rate depending on the garment.
Underwear is charged at two to three times the Models normal hourly rate depending on the garment. Decorum reserves the right to review the images and request alteration to the image on behalf of the model if necessary.
Nude rates are to be negotiated and cleared by the Model before Decorum can accept a booking.
Additional (but not restricted to) hair, nails, tanning, etc. requested by the client outside of the shoot time will be charged at half of the Models normal hourly rate. All additional costs pertaining to such request(s) will be reimbursed to the Model by the Client.
It is the Clients responsibility to ensure adequate levels of Public Liability Insurance exist to cover the Model at any location including travel to and from location.
Decorum is at no time deemed to be the Models employer and therefore hold’s no Public Liability Insurance covering the Model except at Decorum’s offices.
Exclusivity and or Restrictions
All fees quoted are done so without any exclusivity or restriction unless otherwise negotiated. It is the client’s responsibility to check with Decorum regarding product conflicts prior to booking a Model.
Provisional or Holds vs Confirmed bookings
Decorum reserves the right to cancel a provisional booking in precedence to a definite booking for the same Model.
All television commercials and stills to be used on air are negotiated at the time of booking are quoted for 12 months on air in the USA. The on air date must be included in the contract. If the on air date is not in the contract then it will be deemed 30 days from the date of the shoot. Any extension to the term will be negotiated separately.
Any complaint regarding the Model should be reported during a shoot. No complaint will be entered into once the invoice is issued.
Interviews, Castings, & Recalls
More than 2 Interviews, Castings, or Recalls a fee will be negotiated
Hair and Make Up
Hair and Make Up time will be charged at the Models hourly rate.
Agency Service Fee
An Agency Service Fee will be charged in addition to the total fee on all bookings.
Payment is required on receipt of the invoice.
A client has up to 48 business hours to cancel a booking prior to the time of engagement of a model. Full cancelation fees will be charged otherwise.
Decorum acts on behalf of the Model(s) and endeavors to provide a high level of service. Decorum cannot be held ultimately responsible for the conduct of the model on an assignment. The Models are independent contractors and are not employees of Decorum Model Management.
Decorum accepts and enters into Managerial services for every Model on this website based on an understanding that no conflict exists. Decorum is a multi-list and Freelance agency that recognizes that Models have relationships with many other clients by way of freelance engagements and by way of other managerial companies. Decorum believes it is in the Model’s best interest to have full control over her/his own career which is intrinsic to being ‘Self Employed’. It is the Model’s responsibility to make Decorum aware of any potential conflict that may exist between that Model and another management company (either oral or written). Once Decorum accepts a Model for representation (by way of Model’s seeking out representation by Decorum) Decorum will proceed in providing services to a Model in good faith and according to the wishes of the Model. Should any conflict arise, it is the Model’s responsibility to repair such conflict, together with any and all issues that arise from such conflict. DMM shall remain harmless of any damages or issues that may arise .
All Models that are represented by Decorum have voluntarily sought out Decorum for representation. It is Decorum’s policy not to ‘poach’ or otherwise seek out a Model from other managerial firms or agencies, or knowingly accept a model who has an exclusive arrangement with another managerial firm or agency.
Decorum is a freelance agency. Decorum abides by the principles that guide freelance agency conduct: that of the ‘Ethics of Engagement’ from a client to client perspective. Models understand that with more than one freelance agency, the rule of client engagement is private, and belongs to the Model/Management company and the particular client that she/he is working with. Such clients may not be transferred to another agency or freelanced by the model without Decorum’s express permission. The nature of freelancing is bound by this understanding, and would fall into chaos if not honored between the model and Decorum: Decorum is guided by these same ethics when it comes to other managerial firms or agencies. Models approach Decorum for representation on a freelance basis and this definition of Freelancing is clearly given to each and every model.
In short, if a model is engaged by a client on a booking by way of Decorum’s services, then so long as that client engages the Model, the Model shall honour his/her work via Decorum. Decorum would have no incentive to represent the model without such a policy of ethics. Decorum shall honour the relationship between the Model and his/her clients and Managerial companies that are outside of Decorum also.
This Freedom of representation for the Model is the cornerstone of more control over a Models own career, but it cannot work without the understanding of DMM’s ‘Ethics of Engagement’. All models are made aware of this understanding, and DMM will only move forward in representing the Model if both parties are in agreement of this policy.