Please note that these Standards are not exhaustive and that we expect them to evolve over time in the interest of protecting you and other users of our Mobile Services. As a result, you should revisit these Standards from time to time to monitor any changes.
The consequences for violating these Standards vary depending on the severity of the violation and a person’s history on our Mobile Services. For instance, we may warn someone for a first violation, but if they continue to violate these Standards or our Terms, we may restrict their ability to use our Mobile Services or disable their account with us. We also may notify law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or a direct threat to public safety. If you come across any content or activity on or through our Mobile Services (including any content or activity at or in connection with any Event) that violates them, please contact us right away.
- Violence and Criminal Behavior.
Credible Violence. We aim to prevent potential real-world harm that may be related to content on or supported through our Mobile Services, including any Events. Your use of our Mobile Services, including any of your Events or your actions at or in connection with any other Events must not constitute a credible threat to public or personal safety. In determining whether a threat is credible, we may consider context and additional information like a targeted person’s public visibility and vulnerability. We may remove content, disable accounts, cancel Events and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety.
Dangerous Individuals and Organizations. In an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we do not allow any organizations or individuals that proclaim a violent mission or are engaged in violence, from having a presence on our Mobile Services. This includes (without limitation) organizations or individuals involved in the following: terrorist activity; organized hate; mass or serial murder; human trafficking; or organized violence or criminal activity. We also prohibit content (including any Events) that express support or praise for such groups, leaders, or individuals involved in these activities.
Promoting or Publicizing Crime. We prohibit our users from promoting or publicizing violent crime, theft, or fraud. We also do not allow people to depict criminal activity or admit to crimes they or their associates have committed. We do, however, allow people to debate or advocate for the legality of criminal activities, as well as address them in a rhetorical or satirical way.
Coordinating Harm. In an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we prohibit people from facilitating or coordinating future activity, criminal or otherwise, that is intended or likely to cause harm to people, businesses, or animals. People can draw attention to harmful activity that they may witness or experience as long as they do not advocate for or coordinate harm/
Regulated Goods. To encourage safety and compliance with common legal restrictions, we prohibit attempts by our users to purchase, sell, or trade non-medical drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, and marijuana. We also prohibit the purchase, sale, gifting, exchange, and transfer of firearms, including firearm parts or ammunition, between private individuals via our Mobile Services. Some of these items are not regulated everywhere; however, because of the borderless nature of our community, we try to enforce our policies as consistently as possible. We allow discussions about sales of these items in stores or by online retailers and advocating for changes to applicable regulations.
Suicide and Self-Injury. In an effort to promote a safe environment on or through our Mobile Services (including at any Event), we prohibit subject matter or content that encourages suicide or self-injury, including certain graphic imagery and real-time depictions that might lead others to engage in similar behavior. Subject to the foregoing, however, we do not prohibit our users from sharing their experiences, attempting to raise awareness about these issues, or seeking support from others. Self-injury means the intentional and direct injuring of the body, including self-mutilation and eating disorders.
Child Nudity and Sexual Exploitation of Children. We do not allow content or activity via our Mobile Services (including at or in connection with any Event) that sexually exploits or endangers children.
Sexual Exploitation of Adults. We prohibit content or activity via our Mobile Services (including at or in connection with any Event) that depicts, threatens or promotes sexual violence, sexual assault, or sexual exploitation.
Bullying. Bullying on our through our Mobile Services (including at or in connection with any Event) is strictly prohibited. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we do not allow content or activity via our Mobile Services (including at or in connection with any Event) that purposefully targets private individuals with the intention of degrading or shaming them. Please note that discussion of public figures must comply with these Standards, including our prohibition on, hate speech or credible threats.
Harassment. We do not tolerate harassment on our through our Mobile Services (including at or in connection with any Event).
Privacy Violations and Image Privacy Rights. You may not post or otherwise make available on or through our Mobile Services (including at or in connection with any Event) personal or confidential information about others without first getting the relevant individuals’ consent.
- Objectionable Content.
Hate Speech. We do not allow hate speech on or through our Mobile Services (including at or in connection with any Event). We define hate speech as a direct attack on people based on protected characteristics, including race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identity, serious disease or disability, or immigration status. We define attack as violent or dehumanizing speech, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation.
Violence and Graphic Content. We prohibit content or activity on or through our Mobile Services (including at or in connection with any Event) that glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others. We may in our discretion allow graphic content or activity (with some limitations) to help people raise awareness about issues.
Adult Nudity and Sexual Activity. We may restrict or otherwise prohibit the display of nudity or sexual activity on our through our Mobile Services (including at or in connection with any Event) on the basis that some people in our community may be sensitive to this type of content.
Sexual Solicitation. We restrict or otherwise prohibit content or activity on or through our Mobile Services (including at or in connection with any Event) that facilitates, encourages or coordinates sexual encounters between adults.
Cruel and Insensitive. We believe that people share and connect more freely when they do not feel targeted based on their vulnerabilities. As such, we have higher expectations for (and thus reserve the right to restrict or otherwise prohibit) content or activity that we deem in our sole and absolute discretion to be cruel and insensitive.
- Integrity and Authenticity.
Spam. We prohibit content or activity on or through our Mobile Services (including at or in connection with any Event) that does or is intended to spread false advertising, fraud, or security breaches. We do not allow people to use misleading or inaccurate information to solicit or sell tickets for their Events.
Misrepresentation. We believe that people are more accountable for their statements and actions when they use their authentic identities. As a result, you must use our Mobile Services only with the name you go by in everyday life. Our authenticity policies are intended to create a safe environment where people can trust and hold one another accountable.
- Respecting Intellectual Property.
We take intellectual property rights seriously and believe they are important to promoting expression, creativity, and innovation in our community. All of our users must respect other people’s copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights. Our Terms prohibit all of our users from posting User Content content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark.
- Content-Related Requests.
User Requests. We may comply with the following requests, in our sole discretion: user requests for removal of their own account; requests for removal of a deceased user’s account from a verified immediate family member or executor; and requests for removal of an incapacitated user’s account from an authorized representative.
Additional Protection of Minors. We may comply with the following requests, in our sole discretion: requests for removal of an underage account; government requests for removal of child abuse imagery; and legal guardian requests for removal of attacks on unintentionally famous minors.