Effective Date: March 1, 2023
Table of Contents
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT. 2
Third Party Analytics Providers. 6
EXTERNAL LINKS. 6
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION. 6
OUR INFORMATION SHARING PRACTICES. 8
YOUR CHOICE AND OPTIONS RELATING TO OUR COLLECTION. 9
SAFETY AND INFORMATION SECURITY MEASURES. 12
NOTICE TO USERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. 12
THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (“GDPR”). 13
CALIFORNIA SHINE THE LIGHT LAW. 13
CALIFORNIA MINORS. 13
CONTACT INFORMATION. 14
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT.
We collect data to provide the products and services you request, ease your navigation on the Site, communicate with you, and improve your experience using the Site. Some of this information is provided by you directly to us, such as when you purchase our products. Some of the information is collected through your interactions with the Site. We collect such data using technologies like Cookies, action tags, and other tracking technologies, error reports, and usage data collected when you interact with our Site. Some of the information is collected from your use of, and interactions with, us and others on social media, including but not limited to Instagram®, Twitter®, and Facebook® (collectively “Social Media”).
The data we collect depends on the products, services, and features of the Site that you use, and includes the following:
When you visit the Site without creating an account, you can browse without submitting Personal Information about yourself. In general, we collect Personal Information that you submit to us in the process of creating or editing your account and user profile on the Site or that you submit to us voluntarily through your use of the Site. Information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household is “Personal Information.”
In particular, the Site has collected the following categories of Personal Information from users in the last twelve (12) months. We obtain these categories of Personal Information with the methods described in more detail below.
A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
B. Personal Information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).
A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information.
Please note: Some Personal Information included in this category may overlap with other categories.
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).
D. Commercial information.
Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
E. Biometric information.
Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data.
F. Internet or other similar network activity.
Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.
G. Geolocation data.
Physical location or movements.
H. Sensory data.
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.
I. Professional or employment-related information.
Current or past job history or performance evaluations.
J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).
Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.
K. Inferences drawn from other Personal Information.
Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
Personal Information does not include:
Publicly available information from government records.
De-identified or aggregated consumer information.
Additionally, the following types of personal information are excluded from the CCPA’s scope:
Certain health or medical information otherwise covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data; and
Personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994.
Automatically Collected Usage and Device Information.
Similar to other websites, we use tracking technologies to automatically collect certain technical information from your web browser, mobile, or other device when you visit our Site. This data may include, without limitation, your IP address, browser type and language, referring/exit pages and URLs, other browser history, platform type, number of clicks, landing pages, the pages you requested and viewed, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time of your visits. Our collection of this data, described in more detail below, allows us to provide more personalized services to you and to track usage of the Site.
We automatically derive and collect certain data based on your interactions with the Site using cookies and similar technologies (collectively, “Cookies”). Our collection of data through Cookies includes information about your browser and Site usage patterns, which may include your IP address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, pages viewed, links clicked, whether you opened an email, and information about the device you use to access the Site. Our collection of this information allows us to improve your user experience in various ways, such as to personalize our display of the Site to you, to “remember” whether or not you are signed in, and to provide better technical support to you.
Please note: If you restrict, disable, or block any or all Cookies from your web browser or mobile or other device, the Site may not operate properly, and you may not have access to certain services or parts of the Site. We will not be liable for any interruption in, or inability to use, the Site or our services or degraded functioning thereof, where such are caused by your settings and choices regarding Cookies.
Pixels (aka web beacons/web bugs/java script).
We may use Pixels to automatically record certain technical information about your interactions when you visit the Site or otherwise engage with us, to help deliver Cookies on our Site, or count users who have visited the Site. We may also include web beacons in our promotional e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether you open or act on them for statistical purposes. “Pixels” are tiny graphics (about the size of a period at the end of a sentence) with unique identifiers used to track certain online actions, movements and related information of Site users. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, Pixels are embedded invisibly on web pages or in HTML-based emails. The data we receive through Pixels allows us to effectively promote the Site to various populations of users, and to optimize external advertisements about the Site that appear on third-party websites.
Information from Other Sources.
We may obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from business partners, contractors, suppliers, and other third parties and add it to your account or other information we have collected. We, and the third parties we engage, may combine information we collect from you over time, and across the Site, with information obtained from other sources. This helps us improve the information’s overall accuracy and completeness, and also helps us better tailor our interactions with you.
We collect precise geolocation data from you or your device, as well as your address information, e.g., shipping and billing address, when you order our products or services. We also collect and use information about your general location (e.g., your state of residence) and can infer your approximate location based on your IP address in order to track our general Site usage or to tailor any pertinent aspects of your user experience to the region where you are located.
Information about Others.
Third Party Analytics Providers.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION.
We may use or disclose the Personal Information identified above for one or more of the following business purposes (“Business Purpose”):
To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information (e.g., to help provide products and services to you).
To personalize and develop our Site and the services we provide you through the Site and improve our offerings.
To provide certain features or functionalities on the Site.
For marketing and promotions.
To create, maintain, customize, and secure your account with us.
To provide you with support, to communicate with you and respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses.
To personalize your experience and to deliver content and product and service offerings, products, and services relevant to your interests, including offers and advertisements through third-party sites, and via email (with your consent, where required by law).
To help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our Site, services, databases, other technology assets, and business.
For testing, research, analysis, and product development, including to develop and improve our Site and services.
To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
To prevent illegal activity, fraud, and abuse.
As described to you when collecting your Personal Information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.
To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Information held by us about our users is among the assets transferred or liquidated.
When you provide us with your email address we may, subject to applicable law, use your email address to send you Site-related notices (including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail), updates, news, and marketing messages. For example, when you register for an account, you will receive a welcome email. If the Site or our services are temporarily unavailable, we may also send you an email notice.
Email communications you receive from us will generally provide an unsubscribe link or instructions allowing you to opt out of receiving future emails or to change your contact preferences. If you have an account with us, you can also change your contact preferences by updating your contact information within your account settings. Please remember that even if you opt out of receiving marketing e-mails, we may still send you important service information related to your account and the Site. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address, and our responses.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
We may use non-personally identifiable information, such as anonymized and/or aggregated Site usage data, in any manner that does not identify individual users for the purpose of improving the operation and management of the Site, including to develop new features, functionality, and services, to conduct internal research, to better understand Site usage patterns, to resolve disputes, to troubleshoot problems, to fulfill user requests, or for security and compliance purposes. Any non-personally identifiable information that is combined with Personal Information will be treated by us as Personal Information.
If you purchase or pay for products or services via the Site, the transaction may be handled by our service providers or third party vendor(s) responsible for processing your payment (“Payment Processors”). These entities have their own privacy policies and those terms will apply to you. Please be sure to review them at the links provided during payment processing.
OUR INFORMATION SHARING PRACTICES.
When we disclose Personal Information for a Business Purpose, we enter into a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to keep that Personal Information confidential and use it only for performance of the contract, and not for any other purpose. We share or make your information available, including any Personal Information, in the circumstances described below.
Disclosures of Personal Information in the Last Twelve Months.
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed the following categories of Personal Information for a Business Purpose, as more fully described in Section 4:
Category A: Identifiers.
Category B: California Customer Records personal information categories.
Category D: Commercial information.
Category F: Internet or other similar network activity.
Category G: Geolocation data.
We disclose your Personal Information for a Business Purpose to the following categories of third parties:
Advertisers and other third party marketing service providers.
Affiliated persons or third-party service providers assisting us in the operation, management, improvement, research and analysis of the Site.
Please note: Affiliated persons or our third party service providers may augment, extend, and combine non-personally identifiable information with data from additional third party sources in order to assist us in our operation of the Site.
We reserve the right to disclose all information collected via the Site, internally, to affiliates, or to third parties, for any lawful purpose or to prevent harm to us or others. For example, and without limitation, in our discretion we may disclose information to government regulators, law enforcement authorities or alleged victims of identity theft. We will notify you in the event of a government or legal request for your information unless otherwise prohibited by law.
YOUR CHOICE AND OPTIONS RELATING TO OUR COLLECTION.
You Can Choose Not to Provide Personal Information.
You may always decline to provide your Personal Information to us. Registering for an account or otherwise providing your Personal Information is not required to access some of our online content. If you choose not to provide certain Personal Information to us, some of your experiences may be affected (for example, we cannot ship products to you without your name and certain contact information).
You May Decline Other Requests.
Right to Access Specific Information and Data Portability Right.
You may have the right under the CCPA to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past twelve (12) months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:
The categories of Personal Information that we have collected about you.
The categories of sources for the Personal Information that we have collected about you.
Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or making available that Personal Information.
The categories of third parties with whom we share that Personal Information.
The specific pieces of Personal Information that we have collected about you (also called a data portability request).
If we disclosed your Personal Information for a Business Purpose, the Business Purpose for which such Personal Information was disclosed, and the Personal Information categories that each category of recipient obtained.
If applicable, (i) the categories of your Personal Information that we have made available for valuable consideration; (ii) the categories of third parties to whom such Personal Information was made available; and (iii) the category or categories of Personal Information that we have made available to each category of third parties.
Right to Delete.
You may have the right under the CCPA to request that we delete your Personal Information that we have collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personal Information from our records, unless an exception applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) or vendor(s) to:
Complete the transaction for which we collected the Personal Information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).
Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
Comply with a legal obligation or legal order.
Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
Right to Opt-Out.
If at any time, we make your information available to third parties other than for a Business Purpose and you are 16 years of age or older, you may have the right under the CCPA to direct us not to (the “right to opt-out”). We do not make available the Personal Information of consumers we actually know are less than 16 years of age, unless we receive affirmative authorization (the “right to opt-in”) from either the consumer who is between 13 and 16 years of age, or the parent or guardian of a consumer less than 13 years of age. Consumers who opt-in may opt-out at any time.
To exercise the right to opt-out or right to opt-in, you (or your authorized representative) may submit a request to us by sending us an e-mail at email@example.com [or by completing and submitting the form located here: [INSERT OPT-OUT FORM]]. Once you make an opt-out request, we will wait at least twelve (12) months before asking you to reauthorize certain information sharing practices. However, you may change your mind and opt back in at any time by sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will only use Personal Information provided in an opt-out request to review and comply with the request.
Exercising Your Rights.
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:
[Visiting [insert link to web access/deletion form]]
Sending us an e-mail at email@example.com
Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personal Information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
You may only make such a request for access or data portability twice within a twelve-month period. The verifiable consumer request must provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected Personal Information or an authorized representative, and describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personal Information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use Personal Information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to ninety (90) days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. We will deliver our written response electronically. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the twelve (12) month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your Personal Information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:
Deny you goods or services.
Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different prices, rates, or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your Personal Information’s value and contain written terms that describe the program’s material aspects. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt in consent, which you may revoke at any time.
Online Tracking Choices.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept Cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, some features and services of the Site (particularly those that require sign-in) may not function properly if your Cookies are disabled. Similarly, if you choose to delete session objects from our Site, you may not be able to access and use all or part of the site or benefit from some or all of the information or features and services offered.
Some web browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) or similar feature that signals to websites that a user does not want to have the user’s online activity and behavior tracked. If a website that responds to a particular DNT signal receives the DNT signal, the browser can block that website from collecting certain information about that browser’s user. Not all browsers offer a DNT option and DNT signals are not yet uniform. For this reason, many websites, including the Site, do not respond to DNT signals.
SAFETY AND INFORMATION SECURITY MEASURES.
We use certain physical, managerial, and technical safeguards designed to preserve the security of your information that we maintain in connection with your use of the Site. For example, we encrypt all data with secure sockets layer (SSL) or similar technologies when we transmit your data. This, however, does not guarantee that your information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by any breach of our physical, technical or managerial safeguards. In the event that any of your Personal Information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and will notify you, as appropriate, in accordance with pertinent laws and regulations.
We or our third party hosting providers store Personal Information in operating environments that are safeguarded against public or unauthorized access and protected from internal access with physical and technical security measures. While these measures are helpful to safeguard your Personal Information after we receive it, no transmission of data over the internet is 100% secure.
NOTICE TO USERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.
Please be aware that we are headquartered in the United States. The Site is governed by United States law. If you are using any of our products or services from outside of the United States, your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers may be located. The United States might not offer the same level of privacy protection as the country where you reside or are a citizen. BY USING THE SITE, COMMUNICATING WITH US VIA MAIL, EMAIL OR TELEPHONE, OR OTHERWISE PROVIDING INFORMATION TO US, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER TO, AND PROCESSING OF, YOUR INFORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES.
THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (“GDPR”).
Residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) may be entitled to rights under the GDPR. If you qualify, these rights are summarized below.
If you request to exercise your rights under the GDPR, we may require verification of your identity before we respond to any such request. If you are entitled to these rights, you may exercise the following rights with respect to your Personal Information that we collect and store:
the right to withdraw consent to data processing at any time;
the right of access to your Personal Information;
the right to request a copy of your Personal Information;
the right to correct any inaccuracies in your Personal Information;
the right to erase your Personal Information;
the right to data portability, meaning to request a transfer of your Personal Information from us to any other person or entity as chosen by you;
the right to request restriction of the processing of your Personal Information; and
the right to object to processing of your Personal Information.
You may exercise these rights free of charge. These rights will be exercisable subject to limitations as provided for by the GDPR. Any requests to exercise the above-listed rights may be made to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an EEA resident, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a Data Protection Authority about how we process your Personal Information at the following website: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en.
CALIFORNIA SHINE THE LIGHT LAW.
California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits users who are California residents to obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of third parties to whom we have disclosed Personal Information (if any) for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and you wish to make such a request, please send an e-mail with “California Privacy Rights” in the subject line to email@example.com.
While the Site is not intended for anyone under the age of 18, if you are a California resident who is under age 18 and you are unable to remove publicly-available content that you have submitted to us, you may request removal by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. When requesting removal, you must be specific about the information you want removed and provide us with specific information, such as the URL for each page where the information was entered, so that we can find it. We are not required to remove any content or information that: (i) federal or state law requires us or a third party to maintain; (ii) was not posted by you; (iii) is anonymized so that you cannot be identified; (iv) you don’t follow our instructions for removing or requesting removal; or (v) you received compensation or other consideration for providing the content or information. Removal of your content or information from the Site does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of that content or information from our systems or the systems of our service providers. We are not required to delete the content or information posted by you; our obligations under California law are satisfied so long as we anonymize the content or information or render it invisible to other users and the public.
We want Unrelated to be an authentic and safe place for inspiration and expression. Help us foster this community. Our rules are to ensure all people can participate in the public conversation freely and safely – always follow the law and respect everyone using Unrelated.
Unrelated isn’t a place for antagonistic, explicit, false or misleading, harmful, hateful, or violent content or behavior. We may remove, limit, or block the distribution of such content and the accounts, individuals, groups and domains that create or spread it based on how much harm it poses.
We’re committed to presenting you with clear and transparent expectations that are easy to understand and follow. If you have questions or encounter problems on Unrelated, please contact us .
Unrelated isn’t a place for pornography. We limit the distribution of or remove mature and explicit content, including:
Vivid sexual descriptions
Graphic depictions of sexual activity
Images of nudity where the poses, camera angles, or props suggest pornographic intent
We do our best to differentiate between pornography and other mature content. For example, you can include content about sexual health, breastfeeding, mastectomies, art, education and well-being with adult nudity given the non-pornographic context, but we hold the right to remove imagery from your Unrelated page that we don’t see fit.
Unrelated isn’t a place for exploitation of people or animals. We’ll remove content and accounts involved in practices that risk harm to people or animals, including sexual, physical, or financial exploitation. That includes:
Sexualization or sexual exploitation of minors, like grooming, sexual remarks or inappropriate imagery. If we find it, we’ll report it to relevant authorities such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Non-consensual images, meaning images of a private or sexual nature obtained or published without consent. This includes revenge porn and up-skirt images.
Adult sexual services that may involve sexual or physical exploitation or trafficking, like sex cams and escort services.
Human trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labor.
Other illegal commercial exploitation, like trading in organs or products made from human remains or body parts.
The sale of wild animals or protected and endangered wildlife. For a full list of prohibited wildlife products, please visit the World Wildlife Fund .
Corpses, animal parts or products derived from cat or dog parts, or protected and endangered wildlife, including ivory.
Irresponsible and harmful animal tourism or otherwise exploitative practices like organized animal fighting.
Unrelated isn’t a place for hateful content or the people and groups that promote hateful activities. We will remove such content and accounts, including:
Slurs or negative stereotypes, caricatures and generalizations
Support for hate groups and people promoting hateful activities, prejudice and conspiracy theories
Condoning or trivializing violence because of a victim’s membership in a vulnerable or protected group
Support for white supremacy, limiting women’s rights and other discriminatory ideas
Hate-based conspiracy theories and misinformation, like Holocaust denial
Denial of an individual’s gender identity or sexual orientation, and support for conversion therapy and related programs
Attacks on individuals including public figures based on their membership in a vulnerable or protected group
Mocking or attacking the beliefs, sacred symbols, movements, or institutions of the protected or vulnerable groups identified below
Protected and vulnerable groups include: People grouped together based on their actual or perceived race, color, caste, ethnicity, immigration status, national origin, religion or faith, sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition. It also includes people who are grouped together based on lower socio-economic status, age, weight or size, pregnancy or veteran status.
Unrelated isn’t a place for misinformation, disinformation, mal-information or the individuals or groups spreading or creating it. We remove false or misleading content that may harm users or the public’s well-being, safety or trust, including:
Medically unsupported health claims that risk public health and safety, including the promotion of false cures, anti-vaccination advice, or misinformation about public health or safety emergencies
False or misleading content about individuals or protected groups that promotes fear, hate or prejudice
False or misleading content that encourages turning individuals, groups of people, places or organizations into targets of harassment or physical violence
Conspiracy theories, including about climate change or civic participation
Content that originates from disinformation campaigns, including about climate change or civic participation
Factual information that’s published or deliberately modified to erode trust or inflict harm, such as changing or omitting of context, date or time
Fabricated or meaningfully manipulated visual or audio content that erodes trust or causes harm
Civic participation misinformation:
False or misleading content that impedes an election’s integrity or an individual’s or group’s civic participation, including registering to vote, voting and being counted in a census.
False or misleading information about the dates, times, locations and procedure for voting or census participation.
Content that misleads voters about how to correctly fill-out and submit a ballot, including a mail-in ballot, or census form.
False or misleading information about who can vote or participate in the census and what information must be provided to participate.
False or misleading statements about who is collecting information and/or how it will be used.
False or misleading information about public safety that is intended to deter people from exercising their right to vote or participate in a census.
Content that encourages or instructs voters or participants to misrepresent themselves or illegally participate.
Content apparently intended to delegitimize election results on the basis of false or misleading claims.
Threats against voting locations, census or voting personnel, voters or census participants, including intimidation of vulnerable or protected group voters or participants.
Content that denies the existence or impacts of climate change, the human influence on climate change, or that climate change is backed by scientific consensus.
False or misleading content about climate change solutions that contradict well-established scientific consensus.
Content that misrepresents scientific data, including by omission or cherry-picking, in order to erode trust in climate science and experts.
Harmful false or misleading content about public safety emergencies including natural disasters and extreme weather events.
Harassment and criticism
Unrelated isn’t a place to insult, hurt or antagonize individuals or groups of people. There are good reasons to express criticism, but we may remove insulting content to keep Unrelated a positive, inspiring place; this includes:
Manipulated images intended to degrade or shame
Shaming people for their bodies or assumed sexual or romantic history
Sexual remarks about people’s bodies and solicitations or offers of sexual acts
Criticisms involving name-calling, profanity and other insulting language or imagery
Mocking someone for experiencing sadness, grief, loss or outrage
We’ve also put together some resources for you to protect yourself.
We don’t allow content that reveals personal or sensitive information. We remove:
Personal ID and passport information
Private contact information and addresses
Online login information (usernames and passwords)
Photos of private people that they don’t want posted online
Personal financial or medical history
If you come across unwanted photos of or information about you, you can reach out to us through our Help Center . You’ll find an option for exposed private information under “Report a policy violation.”
Self-injury and harmful behavior
Unrelated isn’t a place for content that displays, rationalizes or encourages suicide, self-injury, eating disorders or substance abuse. We will remove such content, including:
Suicidal thinking and quotes
Graphic or otherwise triggering imagery or descriptions of self-harm
Promotion of self-harm
Mocking of people who self-harm or who have attempted or died by suicide
Images of accessories used to self-harm
Negative self-talk and insensitive humor about self-harming behavior
Suicide pacts, challenges and hoaxes
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or is considering hurting themselves, we have resources in our Help Center where you can get free, confidential and immediate support.
Graphic Violence and Threats
Unrelated isn’t a place for graphic violence or threatening language. We will remove such content, including:
Content that shows the use of violence
Disturbing scenes from before or after violent events
Threats or language that glorifies violence
In a few cases, we allow the saving of disturbing images dedicated to remembrance and advocacy, but limit distribution of such content in public parts of the platform.
Unrelated isn’t a place for violent content, groups or individuals. We remove content and accounts that encourage, praise, promote, or provide aid to dangerous actors or groups and their activities. This includes:
Gangs and other criminal organizations
We work with industry, government and security experts to help us identify these groups.
Dangerous goods and activities
Unrelated isn’t a place for trading or selling of certain regulated goods—products or substances that can cause harm when used, altered or manufactured irresponsibly—or for the display or encouragement of dangerous activities. We remove such content and accounts, including:
Individuals and unlicensed retailers offering to sell, purchase or trade alcohol, tobacco, drugs and weapons, including firearms and accessories, firearm parts or attachments, or ammunition
Content from or about unverified, unapproved or rogue online pharmacies
Offers, attempts, or instructions to bypass purchasing laws and regulation
Instructions for creating lethal or toxic substances
Instructions for creating lethal weapons, like bombs or grenades, including 3d printed weapons
Commercial sales of marijuana, marijuana products and paraphernalia
Commercial sales of certain weapons and attachments
Harmful pranks or challenges that risk imminent physical harm or extreme emotional distress, especially if showing or encouraging the participation of minors
Harmful or Deceptive Products & Practices
Unrelated isn’t a place for practices and products that may be harmful or deceptive. We remove such content and accounts, including, but not limited to:
Instructions and products for hacking or breaching security measures
Online gambling and lotteries
Privacy violating products or services
Exploitative financial practices
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