GIGNITION COMMUNITY GUIDELINES:
Gignition's purpose is to allow artists to share content and connect with others. Violence, harassment and other similar types of behavior are not permitted. Our community guidelines rules are to ensure all people can participate in our mission, freely and safely.
Violence: You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people. We also prohibit the glorification of violence.
Violent Threat Policy: Under this policy, you can’t state an intention to inflict violence on a specific person or group of people. We define intent to include statements like “I will”, “I’m going to”, or “I plan to”, as well as conditional statements like “If you do X, I will”. Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to:
· threatening to kill someone;
· threatening to sexually assault someone;
· threatening to seriously hurt someone and/or commit a other violent act that could lead to someone’s death or serious physical injury; and
· asking for or offering a financial reward in exchange for inflicting
violence on a specific person or group of people.
Glorification of violent crimes policy: Under this policy, you can’t glorify, celebrate, praise or condone violent crimes, violent events where people were targeted because of their membership in a protected group, or the perpetrators of such acts. We define glorification to include praising, celebrating, or condoning statements, such as “I’m glad this happened”, “This person is my hero”, “I wish more people did things like this”, or “I hope this inspires others to act”.
Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to, glorifying, praising, condoning, or celebrating:
· violent acts committed by civilians that resulted in death or serious physical injury, e.g., murders, mass shootings;
· attacks carried out by terrorist organizations or violent extremist groups; and
· violent events that targeted protected groups, e.g., the Holocaust, Rwandan genocide.
Terrorism/violent extremism: You may not threaten or promote terrorism or violent extremism. Under this policy, you can’t affiliate with and promote the illicit activities of a terrorist organization or violent extremist group. Examples of the types of content that violate this policy include, but are not limited to:
· engaging in or promoting acts on behalf of a violent organization;
· recruiting for a violent organization;
· providing or distributing services (e.g., financial, media/propaganda) to further a violent organization’s stated goals; and
· using the insignia or symbol of violent organizations to promote them or indicate affiliation or support.
Child sexual exploitation: We have zero tolerance for child sexual exploitation on Gignition. Any content that depicts or promotes child sexual exploitation including, but not limited to:
· visual depictions of a child engaging in sexually explicit or sexually suggestive acts;
· illustrated, computer-generated or other forms of realistic depictions of a human child in a sexually explicit context, or engaging in sexually explicit acts;
· sexualized commentaries about or directed at a known or unknown minor; and
· links to third-party sites that host child sexual exploitation material.
The following behaviors are also not permitted:
· sharing fantasies about or promoting engagement in child sexual exploitation;
· expressing a desire to obtain materials that feature child sexual exploitation;
· recruiting, advertising or expressing an interest in a commercial sex act involving a child, or in harboring and/or transporting a child for sexual purposes;
· sending sexually explicit media to a child;
· engaging or trying to engage a child in a sexually explicit conversation;
· trying to obtain sexually explicit media from a child or trying to engage a child in sexual activity through blackmail or other incentives;
· identifying alleged victims of childhood sexual exploitation by name or image; and
· promoting or normalizing sexual attraction to minors as a form of identity or sexual orientation.
Abuse/harassment: You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. This includes wishing or hoping that someone experiences physical harm.
Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.
Suicide or self-harm: You may not promote or encourage suicide or self-harm. Under this policy, you can’t promote, or otherwise encourage, suicide or self-harm. We define promotion and encouragement to include statements such as “the most effective”, “the easiest”, “the best”, “the most successful”, “you should”, “why don’t you”. Violations of this policy can occur via Tweets, images or videos, including live video.
We define suicide to be the act of taking one’s own life. We define self-harm to include:
· self-inflicted physical injuries e.g., cutting; and
· eating disorders e.g., bulimia, anorexia.
Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to:
· encouraging someone to physically harm or kill themselves;
· asking others for encouragement to engage in self-harm or suicide, including seeking partners for group suicides or suicide games; and
· sharing information, strategies, methods or instructions that would assist people to engage in self-harm and suicide.
Sensitive media, including graphic violence and adult content: You may not post media that is excessively gory or share violent or adult content within live video or in profile or header images. Media depicting sexual violence and/or assault is also not permitted.
For this reason, you can’t include violent, hateful, or adult content within areas that are highly visible on Gigniton, including in live video, profile, header, or posted images. If you share this content on Gignition, you need to mark your account as ‘subscriber’ only. Doing so places images and videos behind an interstitial (or warning message), that needs to be acknowledged before your media can be viewed. Using this feature means that people who don’t want to see sensitive media can avoid it, or make an informed decision before they choose to view it. We also restrict specific sensitive media, such as adult content, for viewers who are under 18 or viewers who do not include a birth date on their profile.
Under this policy, there are also some types of sensitive media content that we don’t allow at all, because they have the potential to normalize violence and cause distress to those who view them.
We group sensitive media content into the following categories:
Graphic violence: Graphic violence is any media that depicts death, violence, medical procedures, or serious physical injury in graphic detail. Some examples include, but are not limited to, depictions of:
· violent crimes or accidents;
· physical fights;
· physical child abuse; · physical child abuse;
· bodily fluids including blood, feces, semen etc.;
· serious physical harm, including visible wounds; and
· severely injured or mutilated animals.
Note: exceptions may be made for documentary or educational content.
Adult content: Adult content is any consensually produced and distributed media that is pornographic or intended to cause sexual arousal. Some examples include, but are not limited to, depictions of:
· full or partial nudity, including close-ups of genitals, buttocks, or breasts (excluding content related to breastfeeding);
· simulated sexual acts; and
· sexual intercourse or other sexual acts – this also applies to cartoons, hentai, or anime involving humans or depictions of animals with human-like features.
Note: exceptions may be made for artistic, medical, health, or educational content.
Violent sexual conduct: Violent sexual conduct is any media that depicts violence, whether real or simulated, in association with sexual acts. Some examples include, but are not limited to, depictions of:
· rape and other forms of violent sexual assault, or sexual acts that occur without the consent of participants, including a simulated lack of consent; and
· sexualized violence – inflicting physical harm on an individual within an intimate setting, where it is not immediately obvious if those involved have consented to take part.
Gratuitous gore: Gratuitous gore is any media that depicts excessively graphic or gruesome content related to death, violence or severe physical harm, or violent content that is shared for sadistic purposes. Some examples include, but are not limited to, depictions of:
· dismembered or mutilated humans;
· charred or burned human remains;
· exposed internal organs or bones; and
· animal torture or killing. Note: exceptions may be made for religious sacrifice, food preparation or processing, and hunting.
Hateful imagery: Hateful imagery is any logo, symbol, or image that has the intention to promote hostility against people on the basis of race, religious affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity or ethnicity/national origin. Some examples of hateful imagery include, but are not limited to:
· symbols historically associated with hate groups, e.g., the Nazi swastika;
· images depicting others as less than human, or altered to include hateful symbols, e.g., altering images of individuals to include animalistic features; or
· images altered to include hateful symbols or references to a mass murder that targeted a protected category, e.g., manipulating images of individuals to include yellow Star of David badges, in reference to the Holocaust.
You can share graphic violence and consensually produced adult content within your posts, provided that you mark this media as sensitive. We may also allow limited sharing of hateful imagery, provided that it is not used to promote a terrorist or violent extremist group, that you mark this content as sensitive and don’t target it at an individual (via mentioning someone or including an identifiable individual within such images).
What happens if you violate this policy?
The enforcement action we take depends on the type of media you have shared, and where you have shared it.
Graphic violence, adult content, and hateful imagery
· live video and profile images – the first time you violate this policy, we will require you to remove this content. We will also temporarily lock you out of your account before you can post again. If you violate this policy again after your first warning, your account will be permanently suspended;
· sending someone unsolicited violent or adult content – if you target someone with sensitive media in a clearly abusive or unsolicited way, we’ll require you to remove it.
· accounts dedicated to posting sensitive media – your account may be
permanently suspended if the majority of your activity on Gignition is
sharing sensitive media.
Illegal or certain regulated goods or services: You may not use our service for any unlawful purpose or in furtherance of illegal activities. This includes selling, buying, or facilitating transactions in illegal goods or services, as well as certain types of regulated goods or services.
Gignition takes the safety of our users seriously. In an effort to address the potential for real-world harm, we do not allow the use of Gignition for any unlawful behavior or to further illegal activities. This includes selling, buying, or facilitating transactions in illegal goods or services, as well as certain types of regulated goods or services. In some cases, we may ask you to contact a law enforcement agency and have them contact us via our law enforcement request page to ensure we have enough context to enforce this policy. In addition to reports received, we proactively surface activity that may violate this policy for human review.
Goods or services covered under this policy include, but are not limited to:
- counterfeit goods and services*;
- drugs and controlled substances;
- human trafficking;
· products made from endangered or protected species;
- sexual services;
- stolen goods; and
· weapons, including firearms, ammunition, and explosives, and instructions
on making weapons (e.g. bombs, 3D printed guns, etc.)
Private information: You may not publish or post other people's private information (such as home phone number and address) without their express authorization and permission. We also prohibit threatening to expose private information or incentivizing others to do so.
Non-consensual nudity: You may not post or share intimate photos or videos of someone that were produced or distributed without their consent.
Platform manipulation and spam: You may not use Gignition’s services in a manner intended to artificially amplify or suppress information or engage in behavior that manipulates or disrupts people’s experience on Gignition.
Civic Integrity : You may not use Gignitions’s services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes. This includes posting or sharing content that may suppress participation or mislead people about when, where, or how to participate in a civic process.
Misleading and Deceptive Identities: You may not impersonate individuals, groups, or organizations to mislead, confuse, or deceive others, nor use a fake identity in a manner that disrupts the experience of others on Gignition.
Synthetic and manipulated media: You may not deceptively share synthetic or manipulated media that are likely to cause harm. In addition, we may label posts containing synthetic and manipulated media to help people understand their authenticity and to provide additional context.
Copyright and trademark: You may not violate others’ intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark.
Trademark Policy: A trademark is a word, logo, phrase, or device that distinguishes a trademark holder’s good or service in the marketplace. Trademark law may prevent others from using a trademark in an unauthorized or confusing manner. Using another’s trademark in a way that may mislead or confuse people about your affiliation may be a violation of our trademark policy.
Gignition responds to copyright complaints submitted under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Section 512 of the DMCA outlines the statutory requirements necessary for formally reporting copyright infringement, as well as providing instructions on how an affected party can appeal a removal by submitting a compliant counter-notice.
Third-party advertising in video content
You may not submit, post, or display any video content on or through our services that includes third-party advertising, such as pre-roll video ads or sponsorship graphics, without our prior consent.