[ Please Make Sure You Read And Understand The Regulations Of Our Site ]
This Legal Notice Was Updated July 27th 2018
We're not asking for the kind of respect reserved for nuns, the elderly, and brain surgeons. Just don't abuse the site. Every cool, new community feature in our site involves a certain level of trust. We trust you to be responsible, and millions of users respect that trust. Please be one of them.
Here are some common-sense rules that'll help you steer clear of trouble. Please take these rules seriously and take them to heart. Don't try to look for loopholes or try to lawyer your way around the guidelines—just understand them and try to respect the spirit in which they were created.
Nudity Or Sexual Content
We're not for pornography or sexually explicit content. If this describes your message, ad or video, even if it's a video of yourself, don't post it in our site. Also, be advised that we work closely with law enforcement and we report child exploitation and abuses of many types.
Harmful Or Dangerous Content
Don't post messages, ads or videos that encourage others to do things that might cause them to get badly hurt, especially kids. Videos, ads and messages showing such harmful or dangerous acts may get age-restricted or removed depending on their severity.
Violent Or Graphic Content
It's not okay to post violent or gory content that's primarily intended to be shocking, sensational, or disrespectful. If posting graphic content in a news or documentary context, please be mindful to provide enough information to help people understand what's going on in the video, message or ad. Don't encourage others to commit specific acts of violence.
Copyright And Copyrights
Respect copyright. Only upload content that you made or that you're authorized to use. This means don't upload videos or ads you didn't make, or use content in your videos that someone else owns the copyright to, such as music tracks, snippets of copyrighted programs, or videos made by other users, without necessary authorizations.
Our products are platforms for free expression. But we don't support content that promotes or condones violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity, or whose primary purpose is inciting hatred on the basis of these core characteristics. This can be a delicate balancing act, but if the primary purpose is to attack a protected group, the content crosses the line.
Spamming, Misleading Metadata, And Scams
Everyone hates spam. Don't create misleading descriptions, tags, titles, or thumbnails in order to increase views. It's not okay to post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content, including ad messages and messages in general.
Our staff reviews flagged videos, ads and messages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to determine whether they violate our Community Guidelines. When they do, we remove them. Sometimes a video, ads or a email message doesn't violate our guidelines, but might not be appropriate for everyone. These videos, ads and messages may get age-restricted. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations, and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination. If an account is terminated, that person won't be allowed to create any new accounts.
Manage Your Content Wisely
If you would like to submit a notification of alleged copyright infringement, get information on what to do if you believe your video, ads or messages have been removed in error, or get information on how to dispute a Content ID match, the resources below will help educate you about our easy-to-use rights management processes. Simply put, be wise and manage your content on a professional level
Share only photos and videos that you’ve taken or have the right to share.
As always, you own the content you post. Remember to post authentic content, and don’t post anything you’ve copied or collected from the Internet that you don’t have the right to post. Learn more about intellectual property rights.
Post photos, videos and send messages that are appropriate for a diverse audience.
We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity within our website. This includes photos, videos, ads and email messages and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks. It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed. Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too.
People like to share photos or videos of their children. For safety reasons, there are times when we may remove images that show nude or partially-nude children. Even when this content is shared with good intentions, it could be used by others in unanticipated ways.
Foster Meaningful And Genuine Interactions.
Help us stay spam-free by not artificially collecting likes, followers, or shares, posting repetitive comments or sending content, or repeatedly contacting people for commercial purposes without their consent.
Follow The Law
Our site is not a place to support or praise terrorism, organized crime, or hate groups. Offering sexual services, buying or selling firearms and illegal or prescription drugs (even if it’s legal in your region) is also not allowed. Remember to always follow the law when offering to sell or buy other regulated goods. Accounts promoting online gambling, online real money games of skill or online lotteries must get our prior written permission before using any of our products.
We have zero tolerance when it comes to sharing sexual content involving minors or threatening to post intimate images of others.
Respect Other Members Of The Site
We want to foster a positive, diverse community. We remove content that contains credible threats or hate speech, content that targets private individuals to degrade or shame them, personal information meant to blackmail or harass someone, and repeated unwanted messages. We do generally allow stronger conversation around people who are featured in the news or have a large public audience due to their profession or chosen activities.
It's never OK to encourage violence or attack anyone based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disabilities, or diseases. When hate speech is being shared to challenge it or to raise awareness, we may allow it. In those instances, we ask that you express your intent clearly.
Serious threats of harm to public and personal safety aren't allowed. This includes specific threats of physical harm as well as threats of theft, vandalism, and other financial harm. We carefully review reports of threats and consider many things when determining whether a threat is credible.
Our global community is growing every day and we strive to welcome people to an environment free from abusive content. To do this, we rely on people like you. If you see something in our site that you believe violates our terms, please report it to us through contacting our support staff. We have dedicated teams working to review things you report to help make sure our site remain safe.
Governments also sometimes ask us to remove content that violates local laws, but does not violate our Community Standards. If after careful legal review, we find that the content is illegal under local law, then we may make it unavailable only in the relevant country or territory.
Please Keep The Following In Mind
We may take action any time something violates the Community Standards outlined here.
We may ask Page owners to associate their name and site Profile with a Page that contains cruel and insensitive content, even if that content does not violate our policies.
Reporting something doesn't guarantee that it will be removed because it may not violate our policies.
Our content reviewers will look to you for information about why a post, ad or message may violate our policies.
If you report content, please tell us why the content should be removed (e.g., is it nudity or hate speech?) so that we can send it to the right person for review.
Our review decisions may occasionally change after receiving additional context about specific posts, ads or messages or after seeing new, violating content appearing on a Page or within a Profile.
The number of reports does not impact whether something will be removed. We never remove content simply because it has been reported a number of times.
The consequences for violating our Community Standards vary depending on the severity of the violation and the person's history in our site. For instance, we may warn someone for a first violation, but if we continue to see further violations we may restrict a person's ability to post or message in our site or ban the person from our site.
Not all disagreeable or disturbing content violates our Community Standards. For this reason, we offer you the ability to customize and control what you see by unfollowing and blocking people, Pages, Messages and Applications you don’t want to see – and we encourage you to use these controls to better personalize your experience. Learn more. People also often resolve issues they have about a piece of content by simply reaching out to the person who shared it or sent it. We’ve created tools for you to communicate directly with other people when you’re unhappy with posts, ads, messages or photos, or other content you see in our site.