We recognise how important it is for Quepinch to be a place where people feel empowered to communicate, and we take our role seriously in keeping abuse off our service. That's why we've developed a set of Community Standards that outline what is and is not allowed on Quepinch. To ensure that everyone's voice is valued, we take great care to craft policies that are inclusive of different views and beliefs, in particular those of people and communities that might otherwise be overlooked or marginalised.
Building community and bringing the world closer together depends onpeople's ability to share diverse views, experiences, ideas and information. We want people to be able to talk openly about the issues that matter to them, even if some may disagree or find them objectionable. In some cases, we allow content that would otherwise go against our Community Standards – if it is newsworthy and in the public interest. We do this only after weighing the public interest value against the risk of harm and we look to international human rights standards to make these judgments.
Our Community Standards apply to everyone, all around the world, and to all types of content. They're designed to be comprehensive – for example, content that might not be considered hateful may still be removed for violating a different policy. We recognise that words mean different things or affect people differently depending on their local community, language or background. We work hard to account for these nuances while also applying our policies consistently and fairly to people and their expression.
The consequences for violating our Community Standards vary depending on the severity of the violation and the person's history on the platform. For instance, we may warn someone for a first violation, but if they continue to violate our policies, we may restrict their ability to post on Quepinch or disable their profile. We may also notify law enforcement when we believe that there is a genuine risk of physical harm or a direct threat to public safety.
Our Community Standards are a guide for what is and isn't allowed on Quepinch. It is in this spirit that we ask members of the Quepinch community to follow these guidelines.
The following are not allowed on Quepinch. This is not a complete list, and we have the right to remove any content that we find inappropriate. Any content that could put our community at risk will be removed. Quepinch has the right to close any account or remove content without notice.
Media on Quepinch includes images, videos, gifs, and sound clips. To help keep Quepinch a safe space for everyone to create and discover content, we may remove images that don’t follow our Community Standards. The following Media is not allowed on Quepinch, and will be removed:
Quepinch has the right to remove any media deemed unfit for Quepinch.
Self-injury is defined as the intentional and direct injuring of the body, including self-mutilation and eating disorders. We want Quepinch to be a space where people can share their experiences, raise awareness about these issues and seek support from one another. However, we remove any content that identifies and negatively targets victims or survivors of self-injury or suicide seriously, humorously or rhetorically.
Do NOT post content(text or media) that promotes, encourages, coordinates or provides instructions for
There are many forms of violence that can be harmful to our community. We will remove any content or accounts that are intended to shock or disgust our community.
We do not allow hate speech on Quepinch because it creates an environment of intimidation and exclusion, and in some cases, may promote real-world violence.
We define hate speech as a direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics – race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identity and serious disease or disability. We define "attack" as violent or dehumanising speech, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation.Do not post the following targeting a person or a group of persons:
We remove content that glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others because it may create an environment that discourages participation. We allow graphic content (with some limitations) to help people raise awareness about issues. We know that people value the ability to discuss important issues such as human rights abuses or acts of terrorism.Do NOT post:
Quepinch takes intellectual property rights seriously and believes that they are important to promoting expression, creativity and innovation in our community. You own all of the content and information that you post on Quepinch. However, before sharing content on Quepinch, please make sure that you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect other people's copyrights, trademarks and other legal rights. We are committed to helping people and organisations promote and protect their intellectual property rights.Upon receipt of a report from a rights holder or an authorised representative, we will remove or restrict content that engages in:
We work hard to limit the spread of commercial spam to prevent false advertising, fraud and security breaches, all of which detract frompeople's ability to share and connect. We do not allow people to use misleading or inaccurate information.Do not: