Community Guidelines

Last updated 31 May 2024 (06:30am UTC)

Spoony is a safe space where people are encouraged to bring their most authentic selves. Our community guidelines are designed to make users feel safe, and to hold each other accountable for the way we engage with one another.

1. Safety and Respect

  1. Harassment and Bullying: Harassment, bullying, and hate speech will not be tolerated. This includes targeting individuals or groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, or any other characteristic.
  2. Violence and Threats: Content promoting violence or threats is prohibited.
  3. Adult Content: Explicit sexual content, nudity, and pornography are not allowed. This includes any content intended to sexually gratify.
  4. Self-Harm and Suicide: Content promoting, glorifying, or encouraging self-harm or suicide is strictly forbidden.

2. User-Generated Content

  1. Content Moderation: All user-generated content will be reviewed to filter out objectionable material. Users are encouraged to report any offensive content they encounter.
  2. Privacy: Sharing personal information of others without consent is prohibited. This includes addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, accounts on other services and financial information.
  3. Intellectual Property: Do not post content that infringes on others' intellectual property rights, including copyrights and trademarks.

3. Integrity and Authenticity

  1. Impersonation: Impersonating other individuals, celebrities, brands, or entities is prohibited.
  2. Misinformation: Spreading false information, particularly related to health, safety, or elections, is not allowed.
  3. Spam and Scams: No spamming, phishing, or scamming. Content designed to deceive or mislead users for financial gain is banned.

4. Content Guidelines

  1. Language: Use respectful and appropriate language. Profanity and obscene gestures are prohibited.
  2. Graphic Content: Sharing of graphic images or videos of violence, injuries, or other distressing content is 
  3. Illegal Activities: Any content that promotes or facilitates illegal activities, including illicit drug use, human trafficking, or prostitution, is prohibited. Content depicting users undertaking illegal activities is not permitted.

5. Community Engagement

  1. Positive Interactions: Encourage positive, supportive interactions. Help create a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone.
  2. Constructive Feedback: Provide constructive feedback when engaging with other users. Personal attacks or derogatory remarks will not be tolerated.

6. Reporting and Enforcement

  1. Reporting Mechanism: Use the reporting tools to alert us about content or behaviors that violate these guidelines.
  2. Consequences: Violations of these guidelines may result in content removal, temporary suspension, or permanent banning from the platform.

7. Data and Privacy

  1. Data Protection: Respect the privacy of other users. Do not share the personal data of others without permission.
  2. Security: Ensure the security of your account by using strong passwords that are not easily guessable by others.

8. Compliance with Laws

  1. Legal Obligations: Ensure that your use of the platform complies with all applicable local, state, national, and international laws.
  2. Age Restrictions: Users must be 18 years or older to use this platform.

9. Medical Information and Devices

  1. Health Claims: Avoid making unsubstantiated health claims. Any health-related content should be supported by credible sources and, where applicable, reviewed by medical professionals.
  2. Medical Devices: Content promoting medical devices must comply with regulatory standards and should not mislead users about their efficacy or usage. 
  3. Personal Medical Advice: Refrain from offering personalized medical advice. Users should always consult a healthcare professional for medical decisions.
  4. Sensitive Health Content: Use disclaimers for content discussing sensitive health topics, and ensure such content is presented respectfully and accurately.

By adhering to these guidelines, you contribute to a safer, more inclusive community for all users.

Thank you for helping us maintain a respectful and welcoming environment.