Community Guidelines

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Welcome to the SPEAKoU community. If you’re honest, kind and respectful to others, you’ll always be welcome here. If you choose not to be, you may not last. Our goal is to allow users to express themselves freely as long as it doesn’t offend others. Everyone is held to the same standard on SPEAKoU. We’re asking you to be considerate, think before you act, and abide by our community guidelines both on and offline. Seriously, don’t make us Swipe Left on you—because there will be no do-overs once we do.

Photos

We don’t want to see anything we can’t unsee.

 Nudity or Sexual Content

SPEAKoU wasn’t invented to show off your six most provocative photos. Seriously. We’re not asking you to comb your hair to one side and put on your Sunday best; just try to keep it classy and appropriate for public consumption. No nudity, no sexually explicit content, no sex toys. Also, if you choose to sport a thong, please note: suggestive poses are not allowed on SPEAKoU. (If it’s in the Kamasutra, it probably shouldn’t be in your profile pic.) Photos that violate these guidelines may be deleted, and the most severe cases may result in account removal.

Violent or Graphic Content

We do not tolerate violent, graphic or obscene photos or profiles containing hate speech on SPEAKoU, and will remove any such content that we identify. Any content that we deem disrespectful to others in the community may be removed, and the user banned, depending on its severity. With this in mind, please exercise restraint and respect for others in the community when posting hunting photos, as many users find images of dead animals disturbing.

Children Unattended

Standard supermarket rules apply. No children unaccompanied by an adult — in this case, we’re talking about your profile photos. Even if it’s you at age seven and it’s the cutest you ever. This is to protect kids. Their safety is more important than your adorableness of years past — we reserve the right to remove these photos.

Copyright Infringement

If it doesn’t belong to you, it doesn’t belong on your SPEAKoU profile. Any of your profile content that someone else owns the copyright to (and has not granted you authorization to use) may be deleted.

Phone Numbers or Private Information

No, we don’t need your digits. Please do not publish a phone number on your profile. SPEAKoU invented the double opt-in, (two people have to swipe right on each other to connect), so that personal information can be shared privately, if desired, and not broadcast publicly. Private information of any sort, such as phone numbers, social security numbers, addresses, passwords or financial information is subject to removal and may result in you being banned from SPEAKoU.

Messaging

The quickest way to get kicked off the platform is by sending the wrong message.

Inappropriateness

If you wouldn’t say it to someone’s face, don’t say it on SPEAKoU. Keep in mind, there is a human being on the other end of your screen. Be respectful with anyone you interact with in the SPEAKoU community. If you are disrespectful, offensive, threatening or rude to another user, we reserve the right to ban you from SPEAKoU.

Hate

We have a zero-tolerance policy on hate speech. Any content that promotes or condones violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation or gender identity is strictly forbidden and may result in you being permanently banned.

Harassment

Any reports of stalking, threats, bullying, intimidation, invading privacy, or revealing other people’s personal information are taken very seriously. That means no taking screenshots of other people’s profiles or conversations and posting or distributing them publicly. SPEAKoU reserves the right to ban any user that has exhibited behavior that is threatening, intentionally malicious, or harmful to other users.

Scamming

SPEAKoU has a zero-tolerance policy on predatory behavior of any kind. Anyone attempting to get other users’ private information for fraudulent or illegal activity may be banned. Also, any user caught sharing their own financial account information (PayPal, Venmo, etc.) for the purpose of receiving money from other users may be banned from SPEAKoU.

Spamming

Don’t be fake. Be real instead. Soliciting other users is prohibited on SPEAKoU. If the purpose of your message is to drive people to external websites via a link or otherwise, it is probably in violation of our terms of service and may get you banned from SPEAKoU.

REPORT ALL BAD BEHAVIOR

On SPEAKoU:

From your match list, Swipe Left on a row and tap the “Report” button to send us a quick, anonymous report.

From your message screen, tap the following icon and send us a quick, anonymous report:

While swiping, open a user’s profile, tap the following icon and send us a quick, anonymous report:

Off SPEAKoU:

If need be, contact local law enforcement, then email [email protected]

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