- Community Standards
Our goal is to create a place where people can connect, inspire, and engage freely in a safe environment. To help ensure this, we have developed a set of guidelines that outline what types of content are not acceptable on Pictalk.
User Content Guidelines
Content should be reported if falls into one of the following categories:
Reported Content that encourages violent or criminal behavior;
Reported Content that encourages the invasion of privacy of others, harassment, or bullying;
Reported Content that contains hate speech, graphic sex acts, extreme violence, or graphic content;
Reported Content that is intentionally misleading or untruthful;
Reported Content that is spam; and
Reported Content that violates the intellectual property rights of other parties.
For more information about each content category please view below.
Violent and Criminal Behavior:
Crime - Prohibited content would include any content that promotes crime, violence, theft, fraud or any other criminal activity.
Animal Abuse - Any content depicting the infliction of physical pain, suffering or death on an animal, usually a tame one, beyond normal discipline
Child Abuse - Any content that depicts physical, sexual, and /or psychological maltreatment or neglect of a child or children.
Credible Violence - Any content that includes statements of intent to commit violence against any person, groups of people, an organization, or within the community. Also includes any content that facilitates or attempts to coordinate harm on others.
Terrorism - Any content that uses or threatens to use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.
Threats -- Any content that expresses an intention to inflict pain, injury, or punishment on another person, group, or organization.
Human Trafficking -- Any content that contains or promotes human trafficking or modern-day slavery that involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.
Suicide and Self Harm -- Content that displays the harm or encouragement of harm to oneself or another person.
Regulated Goods and Services -- Any content that offers for sale or transaction the purchase of controlled substances, prostitution, investment finances, gambling, firearms, prescription medication or any other federally or state regulated items or services.
Bullying - Any content that repeatedly includes use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate or aggressively dominate others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.
Harassment -- Any content that repeatedly displays systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions to one person, group, organization. Harassment may include non-violent threats or demands.
Invasion of Privacy -- Any content that violates a non-public person's right to privacy or any content that is confidential (i.e. health, financial, or other personal information) and that has been posted without that person's permission.
Hate Speech - Content that attacks, threatens, or insults a person or group on the basis of national origin, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.
Sexually Explicit -- Content that contains penetration, intercourse, frontal nudity, or other graphically explicit or sexual content.
Violent or Graphic -- Content that is extremely bloody, gory, violent, or graphic in nature.
Intentionally Misleading -- Content that is untruthful, that is not satire, or content that is intentionally misleading. Usually this content will be portrayed as news or reporting but will be false.
Spam -- Content that is unwanted or intrusive advertising.
Intellectual Property Rights
Trademark Infringement - Content that violates the trademark rights of another party.
Copyright Infringement -- Content that violates the copyrights of another party.
Content in violation of our User Content Guidelines will be removed which will result in either a warning or strike being issued to the content creator's account as outlined below. Content removed for other reasons, such as a first-party complaint, will not result in a warning or strike being issued.
Users may violate our policies unintentionally, which is why the first violation will result in a warning only. If your content is found in violation of our policies a second time, you will receive a strike.
If your content violates our policies a second time, you will receive a strike. As a result, you will not be able to log into Pictalk for a period of 7 days.
If you receive a second strike within the same 90-day period of your first strike, you will not be able to log into Pictalk for a period of 14 days.
Three strikes within a 90-day period will result in your account being terminated from Pictalk.
If you think we made a mistake, you can appeal the warning or strike by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.