Community Acceptable Use Policy
Last Updated November 24th, 2021

Prohibited Content


We prohibit any use of Community to upload content or send messages that include (or link to) any of the following:

Illegal and Dangerous Activities

  • pirated computer programs, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other harmful code
  • the advocacy, promotion, or other encouragement of violence against any government, organization, group, or individual or any instruction, information, or assistance in causing or carrying out such violence
  • instructions or materials for the assembly of bombs or other weapons
  • libelous, defamatory, fraudulent, tortious, scandalous, threatening, abusive, or harassing activity
  • anything that’s illegal in the jurisdiction of the message sender or recipient 

Drugs and Alcohol

  • illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • messages related to the sale of recreational or medicinal cannabis in the United States
  • inaccurate or misleading information about health remedies, treatments, vaccines, or medicines
  • alcohol-related content (e.g., cocktail recipes, drinking games, alcohol-related memes/jokes, alcohol-related questions) sent to users under the age of 21 

Violations of Others’ Rights

  • material that violates the rights of third parties, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, publicity, privacy, or other proprietary rights
  • anyone’s private or personal information without such party’s prior express written consent (or parents’ prior express written consent in the case of a minor)
  • any education records (as such a term is defined under FERPA or other educational privacy laws)
  • any other rules or restrictions by the carriers or platforms that facilitate these messages

Objectionable Content

  • profanity, obscenity, lasciviousness, violence, bigotry, or hatred
  • any discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, nationality, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, or age
  • pornography, sexual products, sexually explicit material, and sexual services
  • false, misleading, or inaccurate information
  • material that displays any person in an illicit or otherwise exploitative manner
  • any product or service related to death (e.g., mortuaries and cemeteries)
  • any derogatory or other negative mention of any wireless carrier

Spam

  • pyramid schemes
  • donations solicited by entities other than legally recognized non-profits (e.g., 501c(3) entities in the United States)
  • fraudulent, dangerous, or defective products and services
  • any material that is the result of selling third parties the ability to send messages or content from your Community Number without Community’s written permission (e.g., sponsored messages) 
  • other products, services, or content commonly associated with unsolicited commercial messages (a.k.a. spam), including, but not limited to, online and direct pharmaceutical sales (e.g., health and sexual well-being products), work-at-home businesses, credit or finance management (e.g., credit repair, debt relief, stock and trading tips), mortgage finance, claims of lost bank accounts or inheritances, and odds-making and gambling services (e.g., poker, casino games, horse and dog racing, college and professional sporting events)

Promotions

If you use Community as part of any type of promotion, contest, or sweepstakes (all referred to here as a “Promotion”), you are responsible for ensuring that your Promotion complies with all legal requirements. This includes writing the official rules, terms, and eligibility requirements, and complying with marketing regulations. Legal requirements for Promotions can vary from place to place, so please work with a lawyer or other expert to ensure you won’t violate any applicable laws. We are not responsible or liable to you in any way if you use Community as part of your Promotion. Your Promotion’s official rules should state that each entrant or participant completely releases us from all claims based on, related to, or arising from the Promotion. You must make clear through the presentation of your Promotion that your Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Community.com, Inc.

Prohibited Member Info

Leaders must obtain a Member’s explicit consent to generate Member Info (as defined in the privacy policy) about the following categories if such use is inconsistent with the primary topic of the Leader account:

  • Sensitive health information (including mental and physical conditions, pregnancy, disabilities, or similar information)
  • Racial or ethnic origin
  • Religious or political beliefs
  • Trade union membership
  • Immigration status
  • Sex life or sexual orientation
  • Biometric or genetic information

For example, a fitness Leader would need to get consent from its Members to add a tag about which political party they support. But a political Leader would not, since the primary topic of their account is politics. Generating or importing Member Info for illegal purposes is strictly prohibited, including violations of fair housing laws, employment discrimination laws, disability discrimination laws, and financial eligibility laws (e.g., loans, insurance).