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Safety Center
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Policies

We want people to feel safe when using FineFriends. To acomplish that, we have some policies. These policies will help you understand what type of sharing is allowed on FineFriends, and what type of content may be reported to us and removed. We can, however, make an exception in these policies and allow content, for example if it is important to the public interest, significant or newsworthy. Please keep in mind that something that you disagree on or do not like, may not violate our policies.

Keeping you safe

We remove content, disable accounts, and more when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety. Learn more about FineFriends handles abusive content.

Threats

We remove credible personal threats of any kind. In determining whether a threat is credible or not, we may consider things like a person's public visibility, the likelihood of real world violence and more.

Self injury

We do not allow the promotion of self-injury or suicide. We prohibit content that promotes or encourages suicide or any other type of self-injury, including self-mutilation and eating disorders. People can, however, share information about self-injury and suicide that does not promote these things. We also remove any content that identifies victims or survivors of suicide or self-injury in a negative way.

Dangerous Organizations

We do not allow individuals or organizations that are linked with the following in any way:
  • Terrorist activity
  • Organized violence
  • Criminal activity
  • Organized hate groups
We also remove content that expresses support for groups - or the members of them - that are involved in the violent or criminal behavior mentioned above.

Bullying & harassment

We do not tolerate bullying and harasment of any sort. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Accounts/spaces that identify and shame private individuals
  • Photos or videos of physical bullying posted to shame the victim
  • Repeatedly targeting other people with unwanted friend requests or messages
  • Images altered to degrade private individuals
We define private individuals as people who have neither gained the interest of the public nor the news attention, by way of their actions or public profession. We permit open and critical discussion of people who are featured in the news or have a large public audience based on their profession or chosen activities. We remove credible threats to public figures, as well as hate speech directed at them – just as we do for private individuals.

Criminal activity

Using FineFriends to organize or facilitate criminal activities is not allowed. It is also not allowed to celebrate any committed crimes. We do, however, allow people to debate criminal activities, as well as address them in a humorous or satirical way.

Sexual Violence and Exploitation

We remove content that threatens or promotes sexual violence or exploitation. To protect victims, we also remove photographs or videos depicting incidents of sexual violence and images shared in revenge or without permissions from the people in the images.

Our definition of sexual exploitation includes solicitation of sexual material, any sexual content involving minors, threats to share intimate images, and offers of sexual services. Offers of sexual services include prostitution, escort services, sexual massages, and filmed sexual activity.

Selling of products

We prohibit any attempts to purchase, sell, or trade goods including, but not limited to, drugs, medicines, firearms, ammunition. Promoting of those products is also prohibited.

Encouraging respectful behavior

People use FineFriends to share their personal experiences, stories and more. This means that you may encounter opinions that are different from yours, which we believe can lead to important conversations about difficult topics. To help balance the needs, safety, and interests of a diverse community, however, we may remove certain kinds of sensitive content or limit the audience that sees it. Learn more about how we do that here.

Nudity & sexual activity

We remove photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks. We also restrict some images of female breasts, but our intent is to allow images that are shared for medical or health purposes. We also allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring. We also allow photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures. Restrictions on the display of sexual activity also apply to digitally created content unless the content is posted for educational, humorous, or satirical purposes. Explicit images of sexual intercourse are prohibited. Descriptions of sexual acts that go into vivid detail may also be removed.

Hate speech

FineFriends removes hate speech, which includes content that directly attacks people based on their:
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • National origin
  • Religious affiliation
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sex, gender, or gender identity
  • Serious disabilities or diseases
Organizations and people dedicated to promoting hatred against these protected groups are not allowed a presence on FineFriends.

People can use FineFriends to challenge ideas, institutions, and practices. Such discussion can promote debate and greater understanding. Sometimes people share content containing someone else's hate speech for the purpose of raising awareness or educating others about that hate speech. When this is the case, we expect people to clearly indicate their purpose, which helps us better understand why they shared that content.

We allow humor, satire, or social commentary related to these topics, and we believe that people are responsible when they share this kind of commentary, but keep in mind that people might feel offended if you do so. We urge people to be conscious of their audience when sharing this type of content.

While we work hard to remove hate speech, we do need your help. If you see a post that violates these policies, please report it.

Violence and Graphic Content

People can share their experiences and raise awareness about important issues. Sometimes, those experiences and issues involve violence and graphic content that are of public interest or concern, such as human rights abuses or acts of terrorism. In many instances, when people share this type of content, they are condemning it or raising awareness about it. We remove graphic content when they it is shared for sadistic pleasure or to celebrate or glorify violence. We also remove extremely graphic content, such as those depicting a beheading.

When people share anything on FineFriends, we expect that they will share it responsibly. We also ask that people warn their audience about what they are about to see if it includes graphic violence. If your content may be disturbing, please enable the 'Posting sensitive content' setting on this page. This allows you to add a warning screen to it so that people are aware before they see it.

Keeping your account and personal information secure

We work hard to help keep your account secure and protect your personal information. You may not publish the personal information of others without their consent. Learn more about how we work to keep your information safe.

Impersonating

We remove accounts that impersonate other people.

Fraud and spam

We work hard to help ensure that the information you share is secure. We investigate any suspected breach of security.
Using misleading or inaccurate information to collect likes, followers, or shares is not allowed. We also ask that you respect people by not contacting them for commercial purposes without their consent.

Protecting your intellectual property

You own all of the content and information you post on FineFriends, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy settings. However, before sharing content, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights.

We can change these policies without notice. Exceptions to these rules are possible but not binding.