Coinfan Community Standards

The Coinfan mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more.

We want people to feel safe when using Coinfan. For that reason, we’ve developed a set of Community Standards, outlined below. These policies will help you understand what type of sharing is allowed on Coinfan, and what type of content may be reported to us and removed. Because of the diversity of our global community, please bear in mind that something that may be disagreeable or disturbing to you may not violate our Community Standards.

Keeping your account and personal information secure
We work hard to help keep your account secure and protect your personal information. By joining Coinfan, you agree to use your authentic name and identity. You may not publish the personal information of others without their consent

Using Your Authentic Identity
People connect on Coinfan using their authentic identities. When people stand behind their opinions and actions with their authentic name and reputation, our community is more accountable. If we discover that you have multiple personal profiles, we may ask you to close the additional profiles. We also remove any profiles that impersonate other people.

If you want to create a presence on Coinfan for your organisation or another purpose, please create a Channel instead of a Profile

Helping to keep you safe
We remove content, disable accounts and work with law enforcement when we believe that there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety

Direct threats to others on Coinfan
We will review reports of threatening language to identify serious threats of harm to public and personal safety. We remove credible threats of physical harm to individuals. We also remove specific threats of theft, vandalism or other financial harm

We may consider things such as a person’s physical location or public visibility in determining whether a threat is credible. We may assume credibility of any threats to people living in violent and unstable regions

Self-injury and suicide
We don’t allow the promotion of self-injury or suicide. We will prohibit content that promotes or encourages suicide or any other type of self-injury, including self-mutilation and eating disorders. We don’t consider body modification to be self-injury. We also remove any content that identifies victims or survivors of self-injury or suicide and targets them for attack, either seriously or humorously

Organisations we prohibit on Coinfan
We don’t allow any organisations that are engaged in the following to have a presence on Coinfan:

  1. terrorist activity, or
  2. organised criminal activity
  3. We also remove content that expresses support for groups that are involved in the violent or criminal behaviour mentioned above. Supporting or praising leaders of those same organisations, or condoning their violent activities, is not allowed

Bullying and Harassment: How we respond to bullying and harassment
Coinfan does not tolerate bullying or harassment. We allow you to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but remove content that appears to purposefully target private individuals with the intention of degrading or shaming them. This content includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Pages that identify and shame private individuals.
  2. Images altered to degrade private individuals.
  3. Photos or videos of physical bullying posted to shame the victim.
  4. Sharing personal information to blackmail or harass people.
  5. Repeatedly targeting other people with unwanted friend requests or messages.
  6. We define private individuals as people who have neither gained news attention nor the interest of the public, by way of their actions or public profession.

Attacks on Public Figures
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.

Criminal Activity: How we handle reports of criminal activity on Coinfan
We prohibit the use of Coinfan to facilitate or organise criminal activity that causes physical harm to people, businesses or animals, or financial damage to people or businesses. We work with the police when we believe that there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety.

You are prohibited from celebrating any crimes that you’ve committed. We do allow people to debate or advocate for the legality of 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. This includes the sexual exploitation of minors and sexual assault. To protect victims and survivors, we also remove photographs or videos depicting incidents of sexual violence and images shared in revenge or without permission 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. Where appropriate, we refer this content to law enforcement. Offers of sexual services include prostitution, escort services, sexual massages and filmed sexual activity.

Regulated goods
We prohibit any attempts by anyone to purchase, sell or trade prescription drugs, marijuana, firearms or ammunition.

Encouraging respectful behavior
People use Coinfan to share their experiences and to discuss topics that are important to them. This means that you may encounter opinions that are different from yours. 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.

Hate Speech
When instances are brought to our attention, Coinfan will remove hate speech, which includes content that directly attacks people based on their:

  1. race
  2. ethnicity,
  3. national origin,
  4. religious affiliation,
  5. sexual orientation,
  6. sex, gender or gender identity, or
  7. serious disabilities or diseases.

Organisations and people dedicated to promoting hatred against these protected groups are not allowed a presence on Coinfan. As with all of our standards, we rely on our community to report this content to us.

People can use Coinfan to challenge ideas, institutions and practices. Such discussion can promote debate and greater understanding. People on occasion 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 to help us better understand why they shared that content.

We allow humor, satire or social commentary related to these topics, and we believe that when people use their authentic identity, they are more responsible when they share this kind of commentary. For that reason, we ask that Channel owners associate their name and Profile with any content that is insensitive, even if that content does not violate our policies. As always, we urge people to be conscious of their audience when sharing this type of content.

Violence and Graphic Content
Coinfan removes graphic images when they are shared for sadistic pleasure or to celebrate or glorify violence.

When people share anything on Coinfan, we expect that they will share it responsibly, including carefully choosing who will see that content. We also ask that people warn their audience about what they are about to see if it includes graphic violence.

Fraud and Spam
We investigate any suspected breach of security. Any attempt to compromise the security of a Profile, including fraud, may be referred to law enforcement. Using misleading or inaccurate information to artificially followers is not allowed. We also ask that you respect people by not contacting them for commercial purposes without their consent.

Protecting your intellectual property
Coinfan is a place for you to share the things that are important to you. You own all of the content and information you post on Coinfan, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. However, before sharing content on Coinfan, please make sure that you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect copyrights, trademarks and other legal rights.

Reporting abuse
Our global community is growing every day, and we strive to welcome people to an environment that is free from abusive content. To do this, we rely on people like you. If you see something on Coinfan that you believe violates our terms, please report it to us.

Governments also sometimes ask us to remove content that violates local laws but does not violate our Community Standards. If after careful legal review we find that the content is illegal under local law, then we may make it unavailable only in the relevant country or territory.

Please bear the following in mind:

  1. We may take action whenever something violates the Community Standards outlined here.
  2. Reporting something doesn’t guarantee that it will be removed because it may not violate our policies.
  3. Our content reviewers will look to you for information about why a post may violate our policies. If you report content, please tell us why the content should be removed so that we can send it to the right person for review.
  4. Our review decisions may occasionally change after receiving additional context about specific posts or after seeing new, violating content appearing on a Channel or Coinfan Profile.
  5. The number of reports does not impact whether something will be removed. We never remove content simply because it has been reported a number of times.
  6. The consequences for violating our Community Standards vary depending on the severity of the violation and the person’s history on Coinfan. For instance, we may warn someone for a first violation, but if we continue to see further violations we may restrict a person’s ability to post on Coinfan or ban the person from Coinfan.
  7. Not all disagreeable or disturbing content violates our Community Standards.

    Updated 28 November 2017