Last updated, July 2022
Memberse was created with the main purpose of making content creation a safe and healthy space for everyone who loves creating and consuming quality content. Although we appreciate how the major social platforms helped to establish content creation as an Industry, we also believe that certain aspects of it may be taking an unhealthy path.
We’re talking about algorithm dependency, trend obsession, constant FOMO and hyper competition. Content Creation is about enjoying and sharing something you love – not ruining such a thing.
Having said that, our bottom line is for Creators to know that here you can do things on your time, creating freely for those who care about your content, without any pressure or any anxiety that one day we’ll release an update that will completely erase your strategy.
And for Users, we want you to feel comfortable in this space. To be a Member of a Community, to consume content without ads annoying you, to be able to reach out to creators and access them easily. To be a part of something meaningful.
So here are the basic rules of our community:
NO HATE SPEECH
Memberse does not allow any form of expression that spreads, incites, promotes or justifies hatred, violence or discrimination. Our community members are a diverse bunch and come from a variety of backgrounds. That’s why there is no room on Memberse for attacks on people based on their race, nationality, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition. Unless the content has historical or educational value, there is no place for racial or otherwise discriminatory slurs or depictions. Promoting or glorifying groups known for spurring hate speech is also not allowed. Terrorist organizations and hate groups are prohibited from using our platform and we have a zero-tolerance policy for community members advocating for violent extremism or terrorism.
NO HARASSMENT OR BULLYING
Memberse does not tolerate harassment or bullying of any kind. We do not allow intimidation, threats, or violence of any nature, even if a community member disguises it under the “free speech” principle. Criticism and free debate are allowed, and encouraged, but only if it’s done in a respectful and safe manner. That being said, do not use abusive language, or language that is intentionally used to demean others. This does not include the moderate use of profanities, such as curse words, if it does not inflict harm on anyone else. We urge you to treat all members of our community with kindness and respect. This includes being mindful of the people and information depicted in your content. Do not share anyone’s private information or content shot in private spaces, such as bathrooms or medical facilities, without their knowledge and explicit consent. Memberse takes threats of violence very seriously. Any community member threatening the physical health of another person or group will be banned from the platform. We also have a zero tolerance policy for threatening behavior such as stalking or inciting others to commit violence.
NO SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONTENT
Our goal is to nurture a safe and inclusive platform for community members of all ages. This is why Memberse does not allow any form of pornographic content or content made for the exclusive purpose of sexual arousal. This includes sexually suggestive and nude imagery, as well as illegal acts of a sexual nature. Community members posting sexually explicit content or comments will be banned from the platform. Do not create or post sexually explicit content involving anyone under the age of 18. Breastfeeding and other depictions of nudity in non-sexual or educational contexts may be permitted.
NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES OR SELF HARM
Memberse does not allow any content that depicts or endorses illegal or harmful behavior. Do not post content that shows or advocates for illegal or criminal activities, such as drug manufacturing, cybercrime, or theft. We do not condone content depicting graphic violence or encouraging violent and dangerous behavior. Content about harming or threatening to harm yourself, other people or animals is off-limits. However, we do allow the depiction of illegal or harmful behavior if it has educational value. For example, content about recovering from a drug addiction or eating disorder is allowed if it doesn’t promote or glorify the behavior itself. If we believe a community member will harm themselves or others, this account will be banned. If you or someone you know is in danger of hurting themselves, contact local authorities or seek help: http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html
Memberse does not allow the depiction or promotion of any sort of illegal drugs. Do not show yourself or anyone else doing, manufacturing or distributing illegal drugs. Do not buy or sell drugs on the platform—or anywhere else, for that matter. Depicting illegal drugs, their manufacturing, and their use is allowed if it has educational or scientific value. For example, content about recovering from drug addiction is allowed if it does not depict the behavior itself. As for prescription or over-the-counter drugs, the depiction is allowed if it doesn’t involve promotion or misuse. The same applies to alcohol—content depicting or discussing alcohol is allowed if it is not linked to promoting or misusing the substance.
Memberse aims to stop the spread of misinformation—false, inaccurate or misleading information. This includes disinformation or misleading information that is spread deliberately to deceive, as well as fake news, or false and misleading information presented as news. Differentiating facts from fiction is a tricky task. That’s why we ask all Creators to mark fictitious content with a disclaimer. This obviously doesn’t cancel out misinformation, but it will help us understand if and when such content is purposefully spread. Some forms of misinformation are more easily detected than others. That’s why we exercise our freedom to ban content that’s obviously malicious and aims to cause harm. Such cases include unsubstantiated medical claims and denying the existence of tragic events.
NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Memberse does not allow content that infringes on copyright laws. In other words, do not post content that does not belong to you or that you do not have the right to use. This includes any sort of creative work in a literary, artistic, educational or musical form. However, under the fair use doctrine, limited use of copyrighted material is permitted. Read more about fair use in the US [HERE](https://www.copyright.gov/fair-use/more-info.html), and about the exceptions and limitations system in Europe [Here].
Memberse does not allow content with advertisements unless the Creator discloses the advertised products or services as part of advertising, paid partnership, or content marketing deal.
Memberse does not allow spam or other deceptive practices, such as phishing. Do not post repetitive comments or unwanted personal messages, create misleading content or promote your own channel in another channel’s comments. Another form of misinformation is impersonation—pretending to be someone you’re not. Do not impersonate your friends, celebrities or brands; catfishing is also not OK. After all, we want to know the real you.
Memberse only accepts creators and members that are over the age of 12. We understand that this is still a young age and, therefore, we require that every person in the community be careful with their attitude and language. Creation has no age so it’s important to us that Minors find a safe environment at our platform. If you see something, say something. Please help us achieve this by making sure people underage will not be in touch with content that incentivized any of the aforementioned topics.
If your content or behavior violates our Community Guidelines, as a rule, a member of the Memberse team will get in touch with you. We believe that all members of our community deserve a chance to better their content—that’s why we will always have an actual human being looking into each case. Our goal is to have an open conversation, rather than blindly enforce rules. After all, each case is different and each user has a vast world that we might not fully grasp at first. Memberse is here to understand, not discriminate—and that’s what we hope from our users as well. That being said, all members of our community can report Creators and their content alike, as well as Fans and their comments. If needed, we may suspend or remove a user and/or their activity. In severe cases, we may ban users from using Memberse. We try our best to keep our Community Guidelines updated and ready-to-go at all times.
Keep in mind that you can always report a community member and their behavior using our in-app reporting feature. Memberse will review all reports and decide whether there is a violation of our Community Guidelines. In case of a violation, we may remove the content, suspend or ban your account, and/or notify law enforcement. We hope our users respect the guidelines—just as we respect our users.
Memberse ® – 2023