Community Guidelines

The following behaviors are not appropriate for our community, and Subscribers are not permitted to post content or engage in activity as follows. STRAIGHTEDGEWORLDWIDE reserves the right to remove any content and/or users that violate the terms of this guideline:

Malicious Speech. Content that encourages violence or hatred on the basis of things like race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Harm to Minors. Content relating to minors that is sexually suggestive or violent. Don’t bully minors, even if you are one.

Promotion or Glorification of Self-Harm. Content that actively promotes or glorifies self-harm. This includes content that urges or encourages others to: cut or injure themselves; embrace anorexia, bulimia, or other eating disorders; or commit suicide rather than, e.g., seeking counseling or treatment, or joining together in supportive conversation with those suffering or recovering from depression or other conditions.

Gore, Mutilation, Bestiality, or Necrophilia. Content that showcases the mutilation or torture of human beings, animals, or their remains.

Sexually Explicit Content. Content that is sexually explicit in any manner.

Non-Genuine Social Gesture Schemes. Content intended to create non-genuine social connections. This restriction is not limited to follow trains, follow lists, indiscriminate or bulk use of  messaging features, or similar schemes.

Deceptive or Fraudulent Links. Content intended to mislead by fraudulent descriptions, setting misleading click-through links on images, or embedding links to interstitial or pop-up ads.

Misattribution or Non-Attribution. Content specifically intended to hide or obscure the source or attribution of original content.

Username/URL Abuse or Squatting. All activities intended to squat, hoard, amass, accumulate, accrue, stockpile, rack up, buy, trade, or sell usernames/URLs.

Spam. Content intended to spam people, code injections designed or intended to cause redirects or inject unwanted ads in content, deceptive means intended to generate revenue or traffic, or profiles created with the primary purpose of affiliate marketing.

Mass Registration or Automation. Don’t register accounts or post content automatically, systematically, or programmatically.

Copyright or Trademark Infringement. Content that does not respect the copyrights and trademarks of others. We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement as per our Terms of Service and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please note that we require a valid DMCA notice before removing content. Parties asserting a trademark infringement claim should identify the allegedly infringing work and the legal basis for their claim, and include the registration and/or application number(s) pertaining to their trademark.

If we remove material in response to a copyright or trademark claim, the user who posted the allegedly infringing material will be provided with information from the complainant’s notice (like identification of the rightsholder and the allegedly infringed work) so they can determine the basis of the claim.

We always want to make sure there is room in any copyright or trademark complaint for both parties to make their case. With regard to copyright claims, the posting user can file a DMCA counter-notification with us, as described in our Terms of Service. Counter-notifications that we determine to be valid will result in restoration of the content at issue following the required waiting period prescribed by the DMCA. With regard to trademark claims, the posting user can send us an appeal explaining their side of the situation, along with any relevant materials we should look at. A successful trademark appeal will also result in restoration of the content at issue.

With regard to repeat copyright infringement, we use a three-strike system to evaluate the standing of a user’s account, where, generally, each valid copyright infringement notice constitutes a strike, and three strikes results in the termination of a user’s account. When a user submits a valid DMCA counter-notification, we remove the associated strike from their record.

Confusion or Impersonation. Content intended to cause confusion between you or your profile and a person or company. Content intended to impersonate another.

Harassment. Content or communication intended to harass other Subscribers.

Privacy Violations. Use of the Services to deceptively obtain personal information. Content that violates anyone’s privacy, such as personally identifying or confidential information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, unlisted contact information, or private photos.

Disruptions, Exploits, or Resource Abuse. Unauthorized use, disruption, or exploitation of STRAIGHTEDGEWORLDWIDE or our other products and services, or other abuse of the Services or resources.

Unlawful Uses or Content. Use of the Services for fraud, phishing, or illegally inciting violence.

If we conclude that you are violating these guidelines, you may receive a notice via email. If you don’t explain or correct your behavior, we may take action against your account. We do our best to ensure fair outcomes, but in all cases we reserve the right to suspend accounts, or remove content, without notice, for any reason, but particularly to protect our services, infrastructure, users, and community. We reserve the right to enforce, or not enforce, these guidelines in our sole discretion, and these guidelines don’t create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act in any particular manner.

You can report violations of these guidelines to us directly.

We also reserve the right to amend these guidelines using the procedures set forth in our Terms of Service.

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