Published on 10 September, 2022 | 2,016 views | 4 minutes read
As part of our ongoing efforts to make SocialPostman a trusted platform for its users, we've developed guidelines that go hand-in-hand with our Terms and Conditions. They outline the dos and don’ts of using SocialPostman so that we can best keep you (and your audience!) safe. Please take a few minutes to review our Community Standards and digest ‘em, since-- like the T&Cs-- you’re agreeing to abide by them by using your Gingerbook.
We want to empower creators of all kinds to carve out their own space on the Internet. We also want to make sure that visitors, including minors, can make informed decisions before they click. If you’re linking out to adult content on your SocialPostman, ensure that:
- the content you’re linking to is legal in your region,
- the media on your SocialPostman, such as your avatar, remains suitable for all ages, and
- you enable the sensitive content label appropriately, especially if you're embedding content feeds that may contain adult material
SocialPostman is a place to share beliefs and ideas as long as it does not cause harm, incite hatred or violence, or discriminate against individuals and groups based on race, skin color, national origin, religious beliefs, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or medical condition. We’re also not a platform that should be used to glorify perpetrators of hatred, violence, or discrimination either.
Don’t use SocialPostman to impede your local/national electoral process, which includes misleading the public about where and how to participate, or about who can participate, and selling or attempting to sell your right to vote.
SocialPostman usernames are meant for everyone-- so don’t buy, sell, hoard or trade them. Don’t secure a username without the intention of using it, or with the intention to ‘domain squat’, i.e. to prevent someone else from using it, or to profit from reselling it. This is illegal in some countries, and SocialPostman does not allow it.
Illegal goods and services
Don’t use SocialPostman to advertise or facilitate the sale of regulated or illegal goods or services, including (but not limited to):
- Alcohol (you may advertise the sale of alcohol with a liquor license, but you may not sell alcohol directly through SocialPostman commerce links)
- Weapon schematics
- Body parts (including body fluids, blood, etc.)
- Offers for adoption / surrogacy
- Embargoed goods
- Endangered or protected species or parts of
- Fireworks and explosives
- Hazardous/toxic materials
- ID documents
- Personal info or mailing lists
- Regulated plants, insects, animals
- Recalled items
- Stolen items
- Tobacco products, inc. e-cigarettes
- Products offered through multi-level marketing schemes
- Human trafficking or prostitution.
Gingerbook should also not be used to encourage or facilitate any form of illegal activity, including the sale of illegal goods or services. Any content that you target at minors must not promote any content (including products or services) that is inappropriate, or that exploits or exert undue pressure on the targeted individuals.
Spam and fraud
Don’t use SocialPostman to spam or scam visitors, including linking out to external sites which might collect personal information under false pretenses.
Don’t use SocialPostman to target individuals with the intention to intimidate, harass, threaten, or bully.
Don’t use SocialPostman to advertise, propagandize, praise, or collect funds for extremist groups or their activities.
SocialPostman has a no-tolerance policy for child harm. Do not upload or link out to content that harms minors or endorses harming minors, including child sexual abuse material, solicitation of minors, and imagery that feature underage individuals within an inappropriate context. We actively report any such cases of child endangerment or harm uploaded to or linked out from SocialPostman to relevant authorities, e.g. the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
We want SocialPostman to be a place where users can feel safe as they discuss the journey of recovery in a healthy way but we also want users to feel safe when visiting, so we prohibit content that promotes or idealizes suicide, self-mutilation, disordered eating, or potentially harmful alternatives to medical treatment.
Shocking or violent content
Don’t use SocialPostman to share content intended to shock and disturb visitors such as gore, mutilation, excessive violence, or physical abuse.
Copyright and trademark
You should not upload content that infringes an individual's intellectual property rights (including copyright, trademarks, and patents). If you believe your intellectual property rights are being infringed because of content on SocialPostman, please reach out to us.
Privacy and impersonation
Maintaining individual privacy is very important on SocialPostman -- it’s why we collect so little information from our users! We don’t allow SocialPostman profiles that expose others’ personal identifying information (billing details, IDs, etc.), collect identifying information without the appropriate legal basis (including IP addresses), or expose private media (image-based sexual abuse, etc.). We also don’t allow SocialPostman profiles that impersonate other individuals or organizations.
Don't use SocialPostman to post misinformation. This includes content that you know or suspect is false, inaccurate, or intended to misinform others.