Compliance with Law
You own and are legally responsible for all the content you add to the CommunityReviews.org platform. We expect members of the CommunityReviews.org community to follow the laws of their domicile pertaining to online conduct, communication and content. CommunityReviews.org will respect applicable laws pertaining to online communications. Before sharing content on CommunityReviews.org, please be sure you have the right to do so. We expect you to respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights of third parties. You are expected to reference applicable fair use laws appropriately when adding content to the CommunityReviews.org platform. See the Copyright Policy below for more details on how we handle copyright. When requested to do so by the authorities, we may apply filters on specific content that is considered illegal within their country. These filters will be applied so that they do not impact viewing of the content in other countries where the content is still considered legal.
CommunityReviews.org complies with copyright laws and requires you to do the same. It is a CommunityReviews.org policy to suspend and/or terminate accounts that repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. If your account is terminated in accordance with this provision then, you shall not register or attempt to register a new user account. CommunityReviews.org has the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy or any other law. If you believe that a copyright you own has been infringed upon, then the following Copyright Notices process should be followed.
If you are a rights owner (or acting on behalf of a rights owner) and believe that any content infringes your copyright, you must provide us with a written notice which states the following:
- That you are the rights owner or are authorized to act on the rights owner's behalf.
- That you have identified content on the platform which infringes your copyright (or infringes the copyright of a third party on whose behalf you are entitled to act, if applicable) and you believe in good faith that use of the content in the manner complained of is not authorized by you, the rights owner's agent or by law.
- A description of the copyright work that you claim has been infringed which should include, the type of work (such as a photograph or a sound recording) and any relevant further details (such as the title and date of publication, as applicable).
- A description of the way in which the copyright material has been infringed.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the content in question on the platform (including a URL specifying the date the platform was accessed and/or a screen shot).
- Information that will enable us to contact you, such as your name, a postal address, telephone number, and an email address (these contact details will also be provided to the alleged infringer so that they may contact you directly, in order to attempt to resolve the complaint amicably).
- Your electronic or physical signature (which may be a scanned copy).
- That the information in the notice is true and accurate.
Completed notices should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line beginning with 'Copyright Notice'. This ‘notice and take down’ procedure is regulated by statute. There may be negative consequences if you falsely allege content is infringing copyright or send a copyright infringement notice to us in bad faith. We suggest that you take legal advice before sending a copyright infringement notice, if you are unsure about your rights in the content, or whether there has been an infringement of your rights.
Copyright Counter Notices
If you believe that we have removed content in error, you may send us a written copyright counter notice which states the following:
- Details of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to know where the material in question had been located on the platform (including a URL and/or screen shot).
- A statement that you believe in good faith that the material that you have identified has been removed by mistake and your reasons for believing this.
- Information that will enable us to contact you, such as your name, a postal address, telephone number and, if available, an email address.
- A statement that you agree to be contacted by the person (or an authorized representative of such person) who gave us the notice in the first place.
Completed copyright counter notices should then be sent via email to email@example.com with a subject line beginning with 'Copyright Counter Notice'.
Any individuals, organizations or other entities that are engaged in the following activities are not permitted to have a presence on the platform. Any material that is produced by, endorsing, empowering or otherwise promoting individuals, organizations or any other entity engaging in the following activities is not permitted on the platform. Posting, celebrating, endorsing, glorifying, denying the existence of, linking to or otherwise promoting content containing the following activities is strictly prohibited on the platform. Repeated offences will lead to account suspension or termination. If you discover any such material on CommunityReviews.org, then we expect you to report it to us immediately from our Contact Us page. We acknowledge that showing and/or referencing instances of the following activities may be necessary to hold the perpetrators to account. If this your objective then you must clearly state this within the content, be respectful to victims and ensure that your content cannot be exploited to endorse, empower or otherwise promote individuals, organizations or any other entity engaging in such activities.
Defined as real-life non-consensual acts of kidnapping, attempted murder, murder, mutilation, rape or torture.
As defined in the Prevention of Harm section of the UK Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Child Abuse or Endangerment
Defined as the abuse, sexualization, endangerment, exploitation of children or any offence defined within the UK Children and Young Persons Act 1933.
Defined as any harassment that is determined to be unlawful within the domiciles of either the originator or the target. This includes disclosure of sensitive personal information without permission of the individual, including but not limited to addresses, social security numbers, passport numbers, phone numbers or bank account numbers.
Defined as the injection / ingestion of dangerous substances, self-harm, suicide and other activities that are intended to lead to someone getting badly hurt or worse.
Incitement to Hatred (UK, EU, EEA & territories)
As defined in Section 368E Subsection (1) of the UK Communications Act 2003, this applies to any material likely to incite hatred against a group of persons or a member of a group of persons based on any of the grounds referred to in Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
Defined as real, simulated or otherwise portrayed content containing sexual intercourse, sexual acts or sexual arousal.
Terrorism & Violent Extremism
Defined as any act of violence or intimidation carried out with the intention of furthering a religious, political or any other ideological objective. Entities that have been designated under counterterrorism legislation will be blocked within the jurisdiction of the relevant nation state or international organization. In addition, those designated by the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America, the United Nations, the European Union or any member state of the European Union will be prohibited on the platform.
Threats or Incitement to Violence
Defined as containing threats of violence or likely to incite violence.