These community guidelines are designed to create a safe and welcoming space for all users on our social media platform. We expect all users to respect each other and to follow these guidelines. They are created with purely good intention, and to create a safe and positive environment for users. In addition to these community guidelines, Shimmy also complies with UK and International data laws. These laws protect the privacy of users and their personal data.
Our core principles regarding our community and their safety are as follows:
- Respect: We expect all users to treat each other with respect, regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disabilities, or diseases.
- Safety: We are committed to creating a safe environment for all users. We do not tolerate content that promotes violence, hate speech, bullying, harassment, or abuse.
- Privacy: We respect the privacy of our users. We do not collect or share personal information without consent
- Authenticity: We encourage users to be authentic and to share their own unique perspectives. We do not tolerate content that is misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent.
We do not allow the following types of content on our platform:
- Hate speech: Content that attacks or demeans a person or group of people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disabilities, or diseases.
- Violence: Content that promotes or encourages violence against people or animals.
- Bullying and harassment: Content that is intended to intimidate, bully, or harass another user.
- Threats: Content that threatens to harm or injure another person.
- Abuse: Content that is sexually suggestive, abusive, or exploitative.
- Spam: Content that is unsolicited and/or promotional in nature.
- Explicit or Pornographic Content.
- Misleading content: Content that is false, deceptive, or misleading.
- Copyright infringement: Content that infringes on the copyright of another person.
- Be respectful of others. This means treating everyone with dignity and respect, regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic. It also means avoiding personal attacks, harassment, and bullying.
- Do not post illegal content. This includes content that is harmful, violent, or hateful. It also includes content that is copyrighted or trademarked without permission.
- Do not share private information. This includes information such as someone's phone number, address, or social security number. It also includes information that someone has shared with you in confidence.
- Do not spam. This means sending unsolicited messages or posts to others. It also means creating multiple accounts to evade a ban or to artificially inflate the popularity of your content.
- Do not impersonate others. This means creating a fake account in someone else's name or using someone else's photos or videos without their permission.
- Do not promote violence or hate speech. This includes content that incites violence or hatred against individuals or groups based on their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic.
- Do not post child sexual abuse content. This is illegal and will result in your account being banned.
- Do not use our platform for commercial purposes. This means using our platform to sell products or services, or to promote your own business.
- Do not violate our intellectual property rights. This means using our platform to post content that you do not own or have permission to use.
- Do not violate our terms of service. These terms set out the rules for using our platform. If you violate these terms, your account may be banned.
We will take action against users who violate these guidelines. This may include removing content, suspending accounts, or banning users from the platform.
If you see content that violates our community guidelines, please report it to us immediately. You can do this by using the reporting tools provided on our platform. Or by contacting our support team directly at: email@example.com
Whilst having to uphold safety measures for the protection of our community, Shimmy also endeavours to be a supportive, transparent and progressive organisation, dedicated to positive change and the following hallmarks:
- Transparency - Ethical data usage, enabling you to understand what data is being collected and how it is being used.
- Accountability - We endeavour to be accountable to our users. We provide clear processes for violations of the community guidelines and also appealing any decisions that are made.
- Support - Shimmy supports our communities in a multitude of ways through the platform, from fundraising capability, to support with forms of abuse, to general queries about our product. We are here to help!
- Safety - We embed cutting edge technologies and have built advanced moderation tools to ensure the safety of our community always comes first.
We are committed to creating a safe and welcoming space for all users of Shimmy. We expect all users to respect each other and to follow our community guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us...